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  • President Obama talks policy, baby names on Google+ hangout

    02/14/2013 4:58:09 PM PST · by SMGFan
    This afternoon, President Obama participated in a Google-sponsored, Google-approved video roundtable with a range of normal folk who moonlight as bloggers, entrepreneurs, and authors (including a certain one named John Green). The hangout hit on the usual issues — the economy, immigration, gun control — with questions and answers moving like a town hall of the future. This meant there was time to talk about patent reform (thanks, red-headed kickstart advocate Limor Freid) and shots of Obama looking at a screen featuring his face looking at America. Jackie Guerrero wanted to talk about immigration: Would the President continue to execute...
  • Charred remains found in cabin positively ID'd as Christopher Dorner, police report

    02/14/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | February 14, 2013
    Charred remains found in a burned out California cabin have been positively identified as that of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller said the remains were identified through dental examination in the autopsy. Authorities said other personal effects were found in the cabin, including Dorner's license. Miller did not give a cause of death. The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing, warning that he would bring "warfare" to...
  • York Arms Cancels All Its New York Police Orders

    02/14/2013 4:54:27 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Buxton, ME --(Ammoland.com)- Based on the recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York. We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York. As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental agencies. For “civilian” customers residing in New York: At your choice, we will: •Complete your order and ship to a dealer of your choice outside of NY. •Refund your payment in full. •Hold your items...
  • Iran commander assassinated in Syria

    02/14/2013 4:51:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2/14/13 | Ruth Sherlock,
    General Hassan Shateri was killed on Tuesday in an ambush on the way from Damascus towards the Lebanese capital, the Iranian authorities said. They blamed the attack on Israel. Gen Shateri was also in charge of the Iranian of the Iranian Committee for the Reconstruction of Lebanon, set up after the devastating war in 2006 between Israel and the Iran supported Shiite Hezbollah militia.
  • Obama Should Classify Fort Hood Attack As Act Of Terror

    02/14/2013 4:48:09 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, including a prior SOTU guest, say they've been neglected by the military, "betrayed" by the president and denied full benefits in the name of political correctness. Kimberly Munley was one of two police officers who confronted Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan when he shouted "Allahu Akbar" and opened fire on U.S. soldiers. Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas. Munley was shot three times as she and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd,...
  • Carnival Triumph Tow Rope Breaks, Prolongs Passengers’ Misery

    02/14/2013 4:33:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    The passengers of the Carnival Triumph (probably) never imagined that they’d get to extend their trip by several days. They certainly didn’t picture themselves living like 19th-century steerage passengers, if 19th-century steerage passengers had cans of Pringles and defecated in plastic bags. The cruise ship, as you may recall, had an engine room fire on Sunday, stranding the ship in the Gulf of Mexico with minimal power, sanitation, and access to hot food. If the passengers of the Triumph needed anything, it was for their return to shore to be delayed even further. Naturally, earlier this afternoon the rope attaching...
  • Van Jones: Rubio Is ‘Dangerous’ to Democrats

    02/14/2013 4:32:26 PM PST · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | Cyrus Afzali
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s delivery of the GOP response to the State of the Union shows he’s a force the Democrats must reckon with, says former White House advisor Van Jones. The Florida Republican poses a “dangerous” political threat to Democrats because of his keen ability to emotionally connect with voters, Jones said.
  • Obama asked to settle couple's baby-name dispute

    02/14/2013 4:29:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    "I'm going to leave this up to you guys," he said, explaining that if the couple decided against his choice, the girl would forever think the president of the United States didn't like her name. "Tell Eleanor or Alice not to forget to be awesome." ~~SNIP~~ "If it’s a boy and you want to name it Barack," he said, "that’s fine."
  • Egypt floods Gaza tunnels, cut Palestinian lifeline

    02/14/2013 4:26:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/13/2013
    Up to 200 smuggling tunnels shut since Egyptian President Morsi took office; some 30% of all goods reach Gaza through tunnels. Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The network of tunnels is a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30 percent of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel for more than seven years. Reuters reporters saw one tunnel being used to bring in cement and gravel suddenly fill with water on...
  • Muslim woman: Jews don't rape us, unlike Arabs

    02/14/2013 4:24:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 2-13-13
    An Arab Muslim mother from northern Israel who is aspiring to a life in politics called out fellow Arab women on Tuesday for failing to differentiate between the Jews and Arabs with whom they are in conflict. Commenting on a Facebook event page protesting the sexual harassment and torture of female activists in Egypt, Anet Haskia (who was interviewed in the latest issue of Israel Today) said Palestinian women should take a close look and realize how humane their Jewish "enemies" really are. To the Palestinian women who commented on that event page, and apparently tried to draw Israel into...
  • No homework on Wiccan, Pagan holidays at University of Missouri?

    02/14/2013 4:16:00 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Students at University of Missouri don't need to cram for exams that fall on Wiccan and Pagan holidays, now that the school has put them on par with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah. The university’s latest “Guide to Religions: Major Holidays and Suggested Accommodations” -- designed to help faculty know when and when not to schedule homework and exams -- lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It's all part of the school's effort to include everyone's beliefs, although some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe belief systems is a bit much. [Snip]...
  • College probes ejection of Jewish students-Threat of Justice Dept. Investigation

    02/14/2013 4:09:09 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    College probes ejection of Jewish students Brooklyn college launches investigation after students claim security removed them from pro-Palestinian BDS event. NEW YORK -Brooklyn College launched a probe into allegations that Jewish students were wrongly ejected from an event hosted by the school in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Karen Gould, the college's president, on Wednesday ordered officials to conduct a "thorough independent review" of allegations that four members of the Jewish student group Hillel were told to leave the gathering organized by a pro-Palestinian group on campus last week. The college's political science faculty was an official...
  • Woo hoo!! Now less than $21k to go!! We can do this!! [FReepathon thread XXI]

    02/14/2013 4:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 530 replies
    Making progress!! Still lagging a bit behind the pace from last quarter, but we're getting there. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can end this thing soon. If we can raise a minimum of 10% per week, we can be done within the next three weeks!! We can do this!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by like-minded liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it and think it's a worthwhile endeavor to support. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the defense Liberty. Free Republic stands for God and...
  • Syrian Child Wields Dagger, Sings Al-Qaeda Song And Vows To Slaughter Shi'ites

    02/14/2013 4:04:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 2-14-13
    Following are excerpts from a video-clip featuring a Syrian child singing a song of praise for Osama Bin Laden. The clip was posted on the Internet on February 9, 2013. Syrian child: "Allah is what we strive for, and He is our goal. "Our Sheik Jolani has raised the banner. "Our Sheik Jolani has raised the banner. "Our Emir Mullah [Omar] did not renounce his religion. "All the soldiers have pledged their souls to Allah. "All the soldiers have pledged their souls to Allah. "Our leader is Bin Laden, the Americans’ worst nightmare, "With the power of faith, and our...
  • Union Leader: ‘ICE Crumbling from Within’ Because Obama Won't Let Agents Arrest Illegals

    02/14/2013 4:03:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 13, 2013 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – The men and women charged with enforcing federal immigration law are being prohibited from doing so by the Obama administration, according to Chris Crane, president of the union that represents officers and agents employed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “I think most Americans assume that ICE agents and officers are empowered by the government to enforce the law,” Crane said on Wednesday at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on immigration reform. “Nothing could be further from the truth. “With 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S., ICE agents are now prohibited from arresting...
  • CNN to Cover Floating Sewer Arrival Live (On now - Triumph being pulled into Mobile, Alabama)

    02/14/2013 4:02:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/14/13 | The Maha
    RUSH: Now, the poor Carnival Cruise Line. They've got the cruise ship out there that's lost all power. Apparently it is a floating sewer. It's a floating pigsty. I'm sorry, I just can't help it. The media is focusing on this ship. They've actually been focused on it for the last three days as it has been drifting aimlessly out there in the Gulf of Mexico. But now it's got a tow. They're towing the thing and it's heading to Alabama. CNN is gonna anchor the arrival of the sewer, the floating sewer live tonight. Erin Burnett at seven o'clock...
  • Stem cells in Texas: Cowboy culture

    02/14/2013 4:01:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 13 February 2013 | David Cyranoski
    By offering unproven therapies, a Texas biotechnology firm has sparked a bitter debate about how stem cells should be regulated. Ann McFarlane is losing faith. In the first half of 2012, the Houston resident received four infusions of adult stem cells grown from her own fat. McFarlane has multiple sclerosis (MS), and had heard that others with the inflammatory disease had experienced improvements in mobility and balance after treatment. The infusions — which have cost her about US$32,000 so far — didn't help, but she knew that there were no guarantees. It is McFarlane's experience with Celltex Therapeutics, the company...
  • Who is Mentally Ill?

    02/14/2013 4:00:25 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 23 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | February 8, 2013 | Wendy McElroy
    The current push toward gun control is being presented in a particularly dangerous and dishonest manner. It is being framed in terms of mental health and packaged in a way that almost guarantees victory for the advocates of control. The debating point proffered is, “How do we keep guns away from the mentally ill?” Thus far, President Obama’s answer has been vague and administrative enough to avoid the need for Congressional approval. (snip) State-controlled psychiatry is a terrifying weapon, especially when it is used to determine who has rights. Every individual should be able to be eccentric, different, and even...
  • Violence Against Christians Causes Tens of Thousands to Flee Amid Syrian Civil War

    02/14/2013 3:58:38 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 14, 2013
    Violence against Syria’s centuries-old Christian community from the government as well as Islamic radicals in the rebellion of the Syrian civil war is driving thousands of those Christians from their homes, with many fleeing to their ancient homeland in neighboring Turkey, the New York Times reported. Syriac Christians make up one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. First established by the Jesus’s Apostle St. Peter in Antioch, the Church uses the world’s oldest liturgy—the Liturgy of St. James—and many adherents still speak Aramaic, the ancient Semitic language that was believed to be spoken by Jesus and his followers....
  • Obama says his is ‘most transparent administration' ever (Blatant lie)

    02/14/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama on Thursday hailed his administration for its transparency. “This is the most transparent administration in history,” Obama said during a Google Plus “Fireside” Hangout. “I can document that this is the case,” he continued. “Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law we pass and every rule we implement we put online for everyone to see.” The president said this holds true even on the issue of Benghazi, a controversy which he said was “driven by campaign” year politics and one that Congressional Republicans were clinging to even though...