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  • For Our Children’s Parents (Think our debt affects just our children? It is a nightmare right now)

    02/14/2013 7:39:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2013 | Deroy Murdock
    Fiscal conservatives unwittingly sabotage themselves by warning that the $16.5 trillion national debt will impoverish America’s children and deliver unborn grandkids directly into Chinese slavery. While these dire predictions may come true, calling America’s massive indebtedness a challenge for future generations triggers relaxation about an immediate priority: curtailing federal spending and borrowing. By defending “the children,” budget hawks let big spenders invoke Scarlett O’Hara to justify their profligacy, at least until the tykes mature. “Cut the budget later,” spendthrifts propose. “Tomorrow is another day.” Unfortunately, annual deficits and the accumulated national debt are harming American adults right now. Uncle Sam...
  • Politician moves to make vulgar Photoshopping illegal

    02/14/2013 7:36:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Sometimes people don't appreciate flattery. They are so engrossed in their own grossly skewed view of the world that their sense of humor flies into the night like a married lover late home for dinner. How else can one explain the quite bizarre intentions of Georgia state Rep. Earnest Smith? He clearly sees a vast importance in being Earnest. He clearly believes that his constituents are so drawn to his Earnestness that anything that deviates it from absolute Earnestness deserves the full metal force of the law. Which is why he wants to make lewd, coarse, filthy Photoshopping illegal and...
  • From His Very First State of the Union Utterance, President Obama Got It Wrong

    02/14/2013 7:35:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2013 | Roger Pilon
    From his very first state-of-the-union utterance last night, associating himself with President Kennedy, President Obama got it wrong, and it was mostly downhill from there: “51 years ago,” he began, “John F. Kennedy declared to this chamber that ‘the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.’” Great alliteration; bad constitutionalism. Yes, in a very narrow sense the Constitution makes the political branches partners for progress. But it also, most definitely, makes the branches, and those with authority within them, rivals for power. Indeed, throughout the Federalist Papers we learn how the Constitution pits power against power...
  • Happy Valentines Day

    02/14/2013 7:35:19 AM PST · by rightly_dividing · 33 replies
    2.14.2013 | Self
    Happy Valentines Day. I have the best wife that anyone could want. Surely I am not alone. Come on, Freeper guys, tell me if you have a great bride and why. Freeper ladies, you are invited to participate also.
  • Sen. Collins (ME) will vote with Reid for cloture on Hagel nomination vote

    02/14/2013 7:24:56 AM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 2/14/13
    Reid has 57 votes for cloture. Collins of Maine is one of two R's supporting cloture but claims she'll vote "no" on floor vote, when her vote will make no difference. What a coward.
  • The Dangerous Partnership Between Big Business and Government

    02/14/2013 7:20:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/14/2013 | Tom Borelli
    President Obama's greatest strategic accomplishment during his first term was his recruitment of big business to join the existing collection of special interest groups within the Democratic Party. The national impact of Obama's collusion with big business can't be overlooked. Big business helped deliver his biggest political achievement, ObamaCare, and it recently contributed to his victories with the fiscal cliff negotiations and the temporary extension of the debt ceiling. The addition of huge corporate lobbying infrastructures to the existing left-wing coalition of unions, environmental activists, minority and feminist interest groups will fundamentally transform the special interest lobbying force in Washington....
  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with murder after girlfriend shot to death in home

    02/14/2013 7:01:04 AM PST · by South40 · 15 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | February 14, 2013
    Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee athlete who became famous as the 'Blade Runner' when he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside his South African home. Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said.
  • Templar Custom Announces New York State Sales Policy

    02/14/2013 6:55:13 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Apex, North Carolina --(Ammoland.com)- New York State has recently passed the NY SAFE Act, which prohibits law-abiding New York citizens from purchasing and using many of the most common rifles, handguns, and shotguns in the United States, along with most standard magazines made for these firearms. The law, rammed through the New York legislature in roughly 30 hours before the legislators themselves or the general public could respond, is a blatant violation of the New York State Constitution. A plain, common-sense reading of the recent Heller decision also shows that the NY SAFE Act is also a blatant and purposefully...
  • Fake stealth plane: Iran photoshops super jet, jet still can't fly

    02/14/2013 6:53:22 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 60 replies
    UPI ^ | February 14, 2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    In what appears to be an attempt to convince the world that it's ready to play with the big boys when it comes to military prowess, Iran unveiled the Qaher-313, a "super jet" with "state-of-the-art" technologies and "radar-evading" capabilities. The only problem? It's totally, completely, fake. And now it comes with a fake photoshopped background, too.
  • Charles Blow Cheered By Obama's Vision Of 'Expansive Government'

    02/14/2013 6:51:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, conservatives know that liberals want ever-bigger government. But the left is normally shy about its ambitions. Witness President Obama's laughable claim in this week's State of the Union: "It is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth." So there's something bracing about a liberal boldly, baldly, embracing bigger government. In his New York Times column of today entitled "The Real Obama", Charles Blow clearly sees through the president's misleading rhetoric. Blow knows what Obama is really after—and celebrates it: "Is this the real Barack Obama? I hope so....
  • 20 State Attys & Others File Briefs Supporting SAF Appeal of NY’s ‘Justifiable Need’ Rule

    02/14/2013 6:51:03 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Twenty state attorneys general have filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Second Amendment Foundation’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging New York’s gun permitting statute, along with several other interested parties that have filed their own briefs. The case is known as Kachalsky v. Cacace and was argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. SAF is represented by attorney Alan Gura, who won both the Heller and McDonald Second Amendment cases before the Supreme Court. “We are delighted at the support being shown by attorneys...
  • Obama to Vacation in West Palm Beach

    02/14/2013 6:46:10 AM PST · by upchuck · 43 replies
    Washington Dossier ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air Force One for a Presidents’ Day Weekend excursion to West Palm Beach, Florida. Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union speech as the guardian of the middle class. Obama presumably will head directly to some fabulous golf course, having not been able to play in recent weeks because of the cold weather in Washington. While Obama may pay...
  • Time for Washington to dump offensive Redskins nickname

    02/14/2013 6:46:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 13, 2013 | Mike Freeman
    It's a new day with Washington's professional football team. The franchise finally has a quarterback, management that knows what it's doing and an owner who stays the hell out of the way. Mostly. The optimism around the team hasn't been this high since Joe Gibbs won his first Super Bowl. Everything is moving forward. The flowers are blooming, the future is bright and the team still has a racist nickname. Oh, wait. As the franchise clearly takes a turn for the better and is now run by grownups, rejoining the big boys of the NFL, now would be the perfect...
  • Back To Court – Mark O’Mara Returns to Judge Nelson Today 4pm Hearing

    02/14/2013 6:45:13 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 14, 2013 | Sundance
    Today George Zimmerman’s legal team will head back to court to argue motions before Judge Nelson. The specifics of this motion are to request a delay in the Immunity Hearing scheduled for April 26th. Recently O’Mara shared, through the GZ Defense website, numerous challenges from the prosecution discovery releases including blank tapes/CD’s from CCTV footage used by the State of Florida in their investigation. Additionally, Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, is refusing to be deposed as a witness despite his prior assertions that he and his team had discovered specific evidence against George Zimmerman. There are multiple issues with the...
  • GOP Rep. Amash: Effort to blame Obama for sequester cuts 'disingenuous'

    02/14/2013 6:36:46 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 14 Feb 13 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Wednesday he was unimpressed by efforts from fellow House Republicans to lay blame for the sequester on President Obama, calling the moves "disingenuous." "I think it's a mistake on the part of Republicans to try to pin the sequester on Obama," Amash told Buzzfeed. "It's totally disingenuous. The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it. So, you can't vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law."...
  • Initial Claims Plunge As Department Of Labor "Estimates" Claims For Illinois, Conn..

    02/14/2013 6:33:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    The last time the US government showed its predictive data crunching euphoria, was the week of January 24 when the fine folks at the Department of Labor "estimated" the initial claims for the most populat US state - California, resulting in the lowest initial claims print since January 2008, or 335K (followed promptly by a claims surge the week after). Today, we just got an initial claims print of 341K, far below expectations of a 360K number, and even more below last week's upward (of course) revised number of 368K. On the surface- great. Until one reads the actual release:...
  • New York City Mayor Bloomberg to announce he wants to ban Styrofoam

    02/14/2013 6:32:46 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has fought against smoking, big sugary drinks and salty food during his tenure, is setting his sights on a new foe: Styrofoam. Bloomberg plans to use part of his Thursday State of the City address to push for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. He also will call for initiatives that would increase the number of parking spaces for electric cars and begin recycling more plastics and food waste "One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam ... something that we know is environmentally destructive and that may...
  • Obama's State Of The Union Was Well Designed To Gull The Gullible

    02/14/2013 6:28:43 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 14 February 2013 | Mark Hendrickson
    There is good news and bad news: The good news is that President Obama is consistent; the bad news is that he is consistently wrong. Once again—as he has before—he filled his State of the Union address with rhetoric designed to gull the gullible by saying things that sound compassionate and wise and reasonable to those who don’t bother to pause and reflect on what he said. Clearly bent on breaking the 2011 sequester agreement that would cut federal spending, the president warned that “These sudden, harsh, arbitrary cuts … would slow our recovery, and … are a really bad...
  • Police in Christopher Dorner standoff launched incendiary tear gas into cabin

    02/14/2013 6:21:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 671 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | CHUCK BENNETT and DAVID K. LI
    <p>Murderous ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner wanted to go out in a blaze of glory — and the sheriff’s deputies who surrounded his California mountain hideout provided the flames.</p> <p>The San Bernardino County cops torched the wooden cabin with highly flammable “incendiary tear gas” as Dorner took refuge Tuesday, apparently burning him to a crisp.</p>
  • Federal judge overturns EPA human experiments (EPA can still use humans as lab rats)

    02/14/2013 6:21:03 AM PST · by listenhillary · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | Steve Milloy
    It’s a good thing the U.S Public Health Service called off the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiments in 1972. Had someone sued to stop the horror, a federal judge like Anthony Trenga might have stopped the suit — not the experiments. That’s precisely what Judge Trenga did on Jan. 31 in the case of the American Tradition Institute v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The American Tradition Institute sued the EPA in October to stop an ongoing experiment in which the agency was exposing elderly study subjects (up to 75 years of age) to concentrated levels of a deadly (according to EPA)...
  • Jobless claims drop exceeds expectations

    02/14/2013 6:19:25 AM PST · by John W · 42 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a continued steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 341,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims figure was revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had expected claims to fall to 360,000. A Labor Department analyst said claims for Illinois and snowstorm-hit Connecticut had been estimated. Nevertheless, because most claims are filed online, the blizzard that slammed...
  • Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after . . .

    02/14/2013 6:16:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 February 2013 | Martin Robinson, Simon Tomlinson and Dan Newling
    South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder and is in custody after reportedly shooting his girlfriend dead in the middle of the night after mistaking her for a burglar. Gunfire was heard inside his Pretoria mansion at 4am this morning and it is believed his partner may have been killed after a Valentine's Day surprise went tragically wrong. The dead woman is Reeva Steenkamp, 30, a former FHM model who had been dating the 26-year-old for two months. She was shot in the head, the chest and the arm, police have said, and Pistorius will appear...
  • Iceland Considers Pornography Ban (first Western democracy to block online porn?)

    02/14/2013 6:08:31 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 116 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | Staff
    The government is considering introducing internet filters, such as those used in China, in order to stop Icelanders downloading or viewing pornography on the internet. The unprecedented censorship is justified by fears about damaging effects of the internet on children and women. Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland's interior minister, is drafting legislation to stop the access of online pornographic images and videos by young people through computers, games consoles and smartphones. "We have to be able to discuss a ban on violent pornography, which we all agree has a very harmful effects on young people and can have a clear link...
  • The Decline of America [VDH]

    02/14/2013 6:01:19 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/14/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    History shows that the destruction of affluent societies is often self-induced. Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, when historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs, and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure — and who gets the most of both — more often than poverty and exhaustion, cause civilization to implode. One...
  • Owl struck by SUV on Florida's Turnpike hides in grill for 150 miles

    02/14/2013 5:56:01 AM PST · by BerryDingle · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | February 13, 2013 | LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
    Whenever birds fly in front of moving vehicles, usually the bird is the one that loses. But a great horned owl can teach other birds a thing about surviving those situations. Sonji Coney-Williams was driving Feb. 7 on Florida's Turnpike through Yeehaw Junction when she saw something fly in front of her SUV and heard a smack, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She continued driving for 150 miles to Plantation, not thinking about the incident, until the next day when someone told her she had a bird trapped in the grill of the sport utility vehicle....
  • Planned Changes to U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Infrastructure Should Relieve Cushing Bottleneck (TWIP}

    02/14/2013 5:54:28 AM PST · by thackney
    Energy Information Administration ^ | February 13, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Planned Changes to U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Infrastructure Should Relieve Cushing Bottleneck Historically, Cushing, Oklahoma has served as the midcontinent hub for distribution of both crude oil imported to the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Texas crude oil production. Pipelines were constructed and configured to move crude oil north to Cushing, and then on to refineries throughout the Midwest. However, as crude oil production has grown in the U.S. midcontinent and Canada, the Cushing hub has become over-supplied. As a result, market participants increasingly have been looking to relieve bottlenecks at Cushing by reconfiguring and expanding pipeline infrastructure to move...
  • ...new pictures reveal ferocity of cabin shoot-out

    02/14/2013 5:47:48 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 84 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 14, 2013 | THOMAS DURANTE, MICHAEL ZENNIE and LYDIA WARREN
    The husband and wife who say they surprised Christopher Dorner in their home, hours before he was killed in a dramatic standoff, described their terror as he bound their hands and feet. Jim and Karen Reynolds say they came to the home just before noon on Tuesday to find the fugitive had been staying in an upstairs room. Mrs Reynolds said that Dorner seemed 'calm and methodical' when he approached them, but her first instinct when she saw him was to run away - and Dorner chased after her. She tried to run up the stairs but was quickly caught...
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Rubio water-swig replay tally: MSNBC 155, CNN 34, Fox News 12

    02/14/2013 5:30:37 AM PST · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    “Zero Dark Thirsty,” “Swing and a Miss,” “Parch Madness,” “Tough Swallow,” “Just Add Water,” and “Water Under the Bridge” were a handful of the phrases used on-air by MSNBC on Wednesday to mock Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for awkwardly pausing to take a sip of water while delivering the official Republican response to the State of the Union address. Throughout the broadcast day, between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST, MSNBC showed a replay of Rubio’s swig approximately 155 times — 101 of which came during “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which played the moment on loop at the bottom...
  • Nugent: GOP 'Has Lost Their Scrotum,' Democrats 'Ruthless'

    02/14/2013 5:30:31 AM PST · by Arcy · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/13/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Nugent said Republicans are too focused on being polite and looking pretty than on winning the fight. “They got to quit adjusting their ties and be more forceful,” Nugent said. “Did you see me fix Piers Morgan? That should be shown at every Republican gathering and say ‘this is how you do that.’ You don’t back off, you don’t acquiesce, you don’t stop your statement to allow him to attack you further. You escalate.” Nugent said Republicans don’t seem to have that street fighter mentality necessary to win. “It’s almost like Mr. Rogers with Lawrence Welk music,” he said. “That...
  • Valentine wish: Repair the State of Our Unions

    02/14/2013 5:26:38 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    “First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage,” goes the rhyme. Unfortunately, in large swaths of American society, this rhyme is playing in reverse, with dire consequences for lower-income Americans. Given five decades of deteriorating marriage trends, it appears Americans concur with H.L. Mencken, who joked, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who'd want to live in an institution?” Since 1960, the percentage of married Americans plunged from 72 percent to 51 percent last year, a record low. Meanwhile, babies born to unwed mothers skyrocketed from 4 percent in 1960 to 41 percent in...
  • Former Special Ops Members Unveil New Details in Benghazi Book

    02/14/2013 5:17:54 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    As the details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, continue to emerge, a new ebook claims to unveil what it says are the “both uncomfortable and unsatisfying” facts surrounding the events leading up to, during and after the attack. Some have already said the details included in ”Benghazi: The Definitive Report,” which was released Tuesday by authors Jack Murphy, a former Army Ranger and member of the 5th Special Forces Group, and Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, are “shocking but hard to prove.” Webb is the editor-in-chief of SOFREP.com (the Special Operations...
  • Shale Oil Production Could Hit 14M Barrels per Day by 2035

    02/14/2013 5:11:57 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jon Mainwaring|
    Global shale oil production has the potential to reach up to 14 million barrels per day by 2035, or 12 percent of the world’s total oil supply, according to a new report from accountants PwC released Thursday. PwC’s report – 'Shale oil: the next energy revolution' – stated that the firm estimates the increase could reduce oil prices in 2035 to between 25 percent and 40 percent (or between $83 and $100 per barrel in real terms) relative to the current baseline EIA projection of $133 per barrel in 2035. The firm said that the potential emergence of shale oil...
  • Legislators tackle water use in Texas oil fields

    02/14/2013 5:08:00 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 13, 2013 | Jeannie Kever
    A climate scientist warned legislators Wednesday that Texas summers are likely to get longer and drier, setting the stage for a hearing on how oil and gas producers use water in a state that remains in varying stages of drought. “Freshwater is going to be more scarce,” Gerald North, professor of atmospheric science and oceanography at Texas A&M University, told members of the energy resources and natural resources committees, recommending they prepare for a future with more storms on the magnitude of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and more droughts similar to the one in 2011. Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, chairman...
  • Students taught oral-sex tricks (and more)

    02/14/2013 5:06:35 AM PST · by wesagain · 50 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    '"WARNING: The following story contains language that some readers may find offensive"'The University of Chicago is leaving little to the imagination with its Sex Week schedule, as it hosts a number of eye-opening events that it promises will go “far beyond typical sex education” with workshops including “Great Oral Sex with Tea Time and Sex Chats,” “Anal 101,” “The Perfect Vagina,” “Sex Ed for Kids” and a play titled “Genitalia the Musical.” According to the university’s official webpage, the oral-sex symposium will include discussion on “going down on men and women, techniques as well as individual differences and sexual health...
  • Expert Who Said New Benghazi Info Will Leave You ‘Amazed and Shocked’ Gives More Details

    02/14/2013 5:04:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Brigitte Gabriel, one of the world’s leading experts on Islamic extremism, said over the weekend that there will be new information to come out on the Benghazi attack that will leave people “amazed and shocked” when they finally hear it. “As someone working with the intelligence community…more information is going to come out regarding the Benghazi attack that will really leave people amazed and shocked how we have been — on how we are defending the country,” Gabriel said on Fox News. The story exploded on TheBlaze, with 550 comments and over 12,000 “shares” on social media outlets as of...
  • Abortion for Disabled Babies: Who’s to Blame?

    02/14/2013 4:58:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    Jennifer Morbelli’s baby had a name. The baby registry was complete, filled with already-purchased items like the book “I’ll Love You Forever.” The nursery was set up. Jennifer Morbelli’s baby, Madison Leigh, was a wanted child—and only seven weeks shy of birth. Instead, mother and child both died last week from a botched late-term abortion. After learning that Madison had severe birth defects and a short life expectancy, Jennifer and her husband turned to Leroy Carhart, one of the only doctors in the country who performs third-trimester abortions. On February 7th, Jennifer was rushed to the emergency room. (When hospital...
  • Riddle Me This Obama: If Healthcare Costs are Our Problem, What Was Obamacare About?

    02/14/2013 4:41:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    This is a time when the population of America should be throwing rose petals at the feet of the Great Leader, Miracle Worker, Economist, Ph.D and Professor of Constitutional history, Dr. Barack H. Obama, MD. All of our problems should be solved now. Two years ago we were told and sold that Obamacare, the keystone legislative effort of Obama’s first two years, would solve our problems when it comes to out-of-control government spending. It’s a deficit reducer, Washington Post wonk Ezra Klein told us about the government takeout of healthcare under the banner of “reform.” Just pass Obamacare and we’ll...
  • Pat Robertson Raises New Questions Regarding Chuck Hagel’s Nomination for Secretary of Defense

    02/14/2013 4:33:34 AM PST · by kanooga · 10 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | James Bailey
    The Senate is embroiled in another dog fight this week. For the first time in American history, it appears we will have a filibuster of a Presidential nominee for Secretary of Defense. The full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel this Friday. Democrats are claiming to have enough votes to confirm Hagel, but Republicans are planning to block the vote with a filibuster. The filibuster is being led by Republican Senator James Inhofe from Oklahoma and is supported by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina along with other Republican senators. Republicans have raised serious...
  • Obama's Gangster Government Operates Above the Law

    02/14/2013 4:30:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Presidents' State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The classical majesty of this building where laws are made symbolizes the idea that we live under the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 44th president is running an administration that too often seems to ignore the rule of law. "We can't wait," Barack Obama took to saying after the Republicans captured a majority in the House and refused to pass laws he wanted. He would act to get what he wanted regardless of law. One example: his recess appointments in January...
  • U.S. stock futures sag ahead of jobless claims

    02/14/2013 4:22:55 AM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures sagged in early trading on Thursday ahead of weekly jobless claims, which are expected to show a slight fall, as investors continue to question whether recent market gains are overdone. Sentiment was weighed by losses in Europe, where downbeat growth leaned on stocks, while even gains from Asia didn’t inspire. The only data point on the calendar is due for release at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern time: The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits is expected to have eased, to 360,000 from 366,000 two weeks ago, according to economists polled by MarketWatch.
  • Dorner -- Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 4:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community. Moynihan wrote: "A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations...
  • Why Do Societies Give Up?

    02/14/2013 3:53:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, as historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure -- and who gets the most of both -- more often than poverty and exhaustion implode civilization. One recurring theme seems consistent in Athenian literature on the eve of the city's...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 14, 2013

    02/14/2013 2:49:57 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Hillary WILL run in 2016, claims wealthy Greek donor (who says Bill told him)

    02/14/2013 2:43:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 2/13/13 | Leslie Larson
    A wealthy Democratic donor is fanning the flames of speculation that Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos says Bill Clinton has confirmed the presumed plan that the former Secretary of State will make a bid for the White House again. The millionaire told the Greek Reporter that Clinton's husband revealed his wife's political ambition, as the power couple gear up for a 2016 race. 'Hillary will be our next President and she will be a great one,' Mr Tsakopoulos told the Greek Reporter at a private gala event in California over the weekend. 'I talk...
  • Whole genome sequencing better at tracing TB outbreaks than standard test

    02/14/2013 2:26:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 13, 2013 | NA
    A new form of genetic testing of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis can provide better information on TB transmission and also trace TB outbreaks more accurately than the current standard test, according to a study from Germany published in this week's PLOS Medicine. A team of researchers led by Stefan Niemann from Forschungszentrum Borstel, Molecular Mycobacteriology, compared the results of the two types of tests on 86 M. tuberculosis isolates from a TB outbreak in the German states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein between 1997 and 2010, in which 2301 people were diseased in the study period. They found that the...
  • Jersey City councilwoman defends comments that 'everyone' in her ward has criminal record

    02/14/2013 2:19:58 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman addressed members of the public at tonight's meeting, defending her comments that "everyone" in Ward F has a criminal record. "My statement was taken out of context," Coleman told the crowd tonight. "I was saying that I wished the program could provide the same ability for people who have criminal records like they do for the other smart people in Ward F." The comment, which Coleman has called a "joke," was said during Monday night's council caucus as the governing body discussed a federally-funded jobs program that is up for a vote at tonight's meeting...
  • How Common 'Cat Parasite' Gets Into Human Brain and Influences Human Behavior

    02/14/2013 1:19:40 AM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | NA
    Toxoplasma is a common 'cat parasite', and has previously been in the spotlight owing to its observed effect on risk-taking and other human behaviours. To some extent, it has also been associated with mental illness. A study led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now demonstrates for the first time how the parasite enters the brain to influence its host. "We believe that this knowledge may be important for the further understanding of complex interactions in some major public health issues, that modern science still hasn't been able to explain fully," says Antonio Barragan, researcher at the Center for...
  • WHITE LIBERALS TELL BLACK LIES ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS... Ann Coulter

    02/14/2013 12:49:54 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals ignored my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama throughout the fall. Now that I'm safely home from my book tour, they feel free to jabber on about their make-believe history of the civil rights movement with abandon. In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: "Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people." MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade -- or, as MSNBC's...
  • Russia Touts New Submarine

    02/14/2013 12:36:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 13/02/2013
    Russia Touts New Submarine MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - Foreign customers have shown high interest in Russia’s advanced Amur-1650 class submarine, state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. “Of the nine countries that are planning to modernize or develop their submarine fleets…three have already chosen the Amur-1650 project,” Rosoboronexport’s director Anatoly Isaikin said. He did not name the countries in question. The ongoing work on air-independent (closed cycle) propulsion systems for the submarine should further fuel the customers’ interest, he added. The Amur 1650 is one of several participants in a tender by the Indian Navy for six submarines...