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  • DOD Inspector General finds USAF F-22 crash report conclusions not supported by the facts

    02/15/2013 2:57:17 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/11/2013 | Chris Carroll
    WASHINGTON Ė The Department of Defense Inspector General on Monday disputed an Air Force investigation that blamed pilot error rather than oxygen supply problems for the crash of an F-22 Raptor in November 2010. The Air Force grounded the jets ó considered the worldís most advanced ó for several months in 2011 after reports by pilots that oxygen-supply system failures lead to symptoms including headache, fatigue and nausea. The Air Force report, completed in late 2011, concluded that it was not an oxygen supply problem, but several errors by Capt. Jeffrey Haney, who was killed, that led to the crash...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 15, 2013

    02/15/2013 2:54:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Markís Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation ďConservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.Ē --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to ďThe Levin LoungeĒÖ Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time Ė and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Markís show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Smith & Wesson Launches Page Supporting Second Amendment Civil Rights

    02/15/2013 2:41:41 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson is an American company with a 160-year history that is woven into the fabric of this great nation. We are proud to employ more than 1,600 people who manufacture our products right here in America. We are a strong and proud supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, particularly the Second Amendment and the rights that it affords U.S. citizens. We support a comprehensive approach to preventing violence in our communities and a thorough evaluation of the challenges we face. However, like you, we do not support an erosion of fundamental rights in the...
  • Ron Paul supporters denounce Rand Paul for Hagel vote

    02/15/2013 2:41:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    daily Caller ^ | 6:35 PM 02/14/2013 | W. James Antle III
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paulís vote to temporarily block Chuck Hagelís nomination for secretary of defense elicited blowback from an unlikely source: antiwar conservatives and libertarians, many of them supporters of his fatherís GOP presidential campaign. Paul, the son of former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, joined all but four Republican senators Thursday in voting against a motion to end debate over Hagelís nomination. GOP leaders are saying that they will not filibuster Hagel indefinitely, but instead want to delay a vote until they have more information about his speeches and finances. ďThat is also why I voted to not...
  • Time for a non-European Pope?

    02/15/2013 2:40:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, February 16, 2013 | Bertie Halliday, Canadian expert on the Vatican
    Op-Ed - Every time this question is asked, there are visions of a black or a latino or even Asian pontiff. But wait, not so fast. Benedict XVI may have blocked that possibility by packing enough Europeans in the electoral college to name his successor With a Canadian, a Honduran and other Latin Americans among the unofficial front-runners, the Roman Catholic Church could well elect its first non-European since the Great Schism with the Eastern church in the 11th century when it replaces Benedict XVI. But here is a sobering fact. Pope Benedict appointed 67 of the 118 cardinals who...
  • Comcast to Acquire General Electric's 49% Common Equity Ownership Interest in NBCUniversal

    02/15/2013 2:08:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today it will acquire GE's entire 49% common equity stake in the NBCUniversal joint venture for approximately $16.7 billion. Also, NBCUniversal will purchase from GE the properties used by NBCUniversal at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for approximately $1.4 billion. The acquisition accelerates GE's divestiture ahead of a redemption period that would have begun in July 2014 and solidifies Comcast's position as a leading media and technology company. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of...
  • Feds: Jackson Jr. Stole $750K in Campaign Funds

    02/15/2013 2:03:43 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/15/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) ‚Äď Looks like Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't exactly work out a sweetheart plea deal for himself. Prosecutors intend to recommend 46 to 57 months of prison time for the former congressman, along with a fine of between $10,000 and $100,000, Politico reports. As part of the deal, Jackson admits to having conspired with his wife to illegally spend $750,000 in campaign money on such vagaries as fur coats, airplane tickets, a $43,000 Rolex watch, celebrity memorabilia, booze, cigars, and even groceries. Jackson was formally charged today with felonies including conspiracy, reports the Chicago Tribune. His wife, former Chicago...
  • Senators Ask Hagel Whether the State Dept. Is Controlled By Israel

    02/15/2013 1:59:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Two U.S. senators have written a letter to Chuck Hagel to ask the defense secretary nominee to explain his assertion that "the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry." Hagel, the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday, made the comment in 2007. "Dear Senator Hagel," Senators Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte write. "Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that in a 2007 speech at Rutgers University regarding America's relationship with the Middle East you remarked that 'the State Department was becoming an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.' According to notes posted on the internet by a...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Levin, Stabenow among those asking for funding to help Great Lakes recovery

    02/15/2013 1:56:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Tim Martin
    Michiganís U.S. senators Ė Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow Ė are among those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate money to help the Great Lakes recover from Hurricane Sandy damage. ďWhile the Great Lakes navigation system is threatened due to underfunding, which has been worsened due to lakes levels that have hit record lows, the system also was damaged by Hurricane Sandy,Ē a group of Midwest senators wrote in a letter Thursday to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy. ďThis storm covered 900 miles, and impacted 24 states, including states surrounding the Great Lakes. Across the Great...
  • Can People or Corporations Have Too Much Cash?

    02/15/2013 1:49:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Is it possible to have too much cash for your own good? I believe the average 7th grader would easily recognize the inherent absurdity of such a question. However, the average economic writer does not understand what the average 7th grader does. For example, please consider Apple isn't the only company with too much cash on CNN Money by author Paul La Monica. Issuing preferred shares that pay a big dividend may not be the best use of Apple's more than $137 billion of cash and liquid investments. But hedge fund manager and Apple shareholder David Einhorn, who is pushing...
  • MSNBC Replays Rubio Water Sip 155 Times in One Day, Far More Than CNN and Fox News Combined

    02/15/2013 1:49:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/15/13 | Randy Hall
    The liberal hosts on MSNBC just couldn't get enough of watching U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reach for a glass of water and take a sip during his rebuttal of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, airing the snippet a staggering 155 times during the Wednesday broadcast schedule. Other cable news networks showed the footage far less often. CNN aired it 34 times, and Fox News Channel played it just 12 times -- all of which took place on ďThe OíReilly FactorĒ and ďHannityĒ while the hosts discussed the media's obsession with the Florida Republican's ďwatergateĒ incident. MSNBC's total...
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 ó the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • Phony Jobs Math Not Helping Housing

    02/15/2013 1:41:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Fritz Pfister
    What will drive demand for housing in 2013? Will it be pent up demand? That was the primary driver in 2012 when interest rates fell to the lowest on record for mortgages. Will it be investors who accounted for approximately 28% of all sales last year? Or will it be good old fashioned job growth adding to demand for homes? Pent up demand is finite. After a certain period of time that demand becomes satisfied. Any sudden increase in interest rates and that demand disappears. Investors are price sensitive buyers. They are driven by the bottom line. It is a...
  • Too Big to Jail - How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it

    02/15/2013 1:38:33 PM PST · by Wolfie · 10 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Matt Taibbi
    Too Big to Jail How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like the government was hoping people were too busy hanging stockings by the fireplace to notice. Flooring politicians, lawyers and investigators all over the world, the U.S. Justice Department granted a total walk to executives of the British-based bank HSBC for the largest drug-and-terrorism money-laundering case ever. Yes, they issued a fine ¬Ė $1.9 billion, or about five weeks' profit ¬Ė but they didn't extract so much as one dollar or one...
  • Warning from February 7, 2013: "Stay off the [Carnival] Triumph" - sewage and electrical problems

    02/15/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    cruisecritic.com ^ | February 7th, 2013 | zeddy777
    February 7th, 2013 Stay off the Triumph Last week we sailed the Triumph and were very disapointed. For over half the cruise the motor couldn't run at full power so we missed Cozumel totally. The room lights were falling and the hallway outside our door smelled like sewage several times. This ship should be docked now. If you're booked on this ship, I'd op for another Carnival ship. This was our 4th Carnival trip. The other three were good ships.
  • Separate Vacations for Barack and Michelle Obama

    02/15/2013 1:35:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House confirms today that President Barack Obama will be vacationing in Florida this weekend. His wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, will be in Colorado. The two daughters will be with Michelle. From the White House press gaggle aboard Air Force One: Earnest confirmed that FLOTUS and her daughters are on a "ski trip out West with family and friends", and won't be with POTUS in Florida this weekend. While the rest of his family will be skiing, Obama is expected to be hitting the links with golf pros and buddies in Florida. Vice President Joe Biden and his...
  • Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam

    02/15/2013 1:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/13 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscowís growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States. The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local timeóhours before President Barack Obamaís state of the union address. Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, ďscrambled and responded...
  • NJ Transit paid $14K for 4 employees to go to New Orleans for Super Bowl

    02/15/2013 1:24:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    At a cost of more than $14,000, NJ Transit said it sent four employees to the Super Bowl in New Orleans so they could help prepare the agency to handle transportation and security at the event next year at MetLife Stadium. Bills obtained by The Record through an Open Public Records Act request show $7,800 was spent on hotel rooms from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, $5,241 on airfare and $423 in miscellaneous expenses, the newspaper reported Friday. The party was made up of chief of staff of rail operations Rich Andreski, Hoboken rail operations superintendent Joseph Meade III, NJ...
  • The VERY cozy relationship between President Obama and Facebook Ė plus check out the lobbyists

    02/15/2013 1:23:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 2/15/13 | Greta VanSusteren
    I received the info below from FNCís Thomas Firth but it caught my attention so I thought I would post it. Note that Facebook played it both ways (also giving to Repubs, including Gov Romney) but gave generously to President Obama (numbers below.) Why does Facebook give to both political parties? Just in case Republicans won and they would then want a cozy relationship with the RepublicansÖand because it can (it has a ton of money.) Note also the info about its lobbyistsÖcheck out the jobs they held before became lobbyists for Facebook. Read and tell me what you think.
  • Wal-Mart shares tumble on report of weak February sales

    02/15/2013 1:19:31 PM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 2/15/2013 | Reuters
    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) fell 3 percent on Friday after Bloomberg quoted a mid-level executive's email as saying the world's largest retailer had the worst sales start to any month in seven years in February. Wal-Mart executives blamed the poor sales performance on increased payroll taxes as well as delayed tax returns, Bloomberg said. Higher payroll taxes this year are seen as a potential problem for Wal-Mart and other discount retailers that try to attract lower-income customers who have less disposable income. "In case you haven't seen a sales report these days, February (month-to-date) sales are a total...
  • New American Flavor

    02/15/2013 1:15:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Charles Payne
    On Tuesday there was an event that underscored the problems facing the Republican Party. I'm not talking about the media's take on Marco Rubio and his need for a sip of water, I actually think he did a great job and being human is an attractive trait. The news actually came from Lay's Potato Chip and the results of its newest contest. Potato Chips & America Last year Lay's began a contest that will ultimately allow the public to create a new flavored chip. This is the first time in 76 years and a smart move in this age of...
  • EU, US agree to fast-track bank rules: Barnier

    02/15/2013 1:13:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:15pm EST | Huw Jones
    The European Union and the United States agreed on Thursday to implement the new global Basel III capital adequacy rules for banks as soon as possible, EU financial services chief Michel Barnier said after a meeting in Washington. The Basel rules are the worldís main regulatory response to the 2007-09 financial crisis, aimed at preventing a repeat crisis where banks had to be bailed out by their governments. Ö An EU official said ambassadors from the 27 member states meeting on Thursday also backed proposals for a capping of bankersí bonuses to no more than the equivalent of their fixed...
  • A Very Junior Senatorís Bomb-Throwing Debut (Ted Cruz)

    02/15/2013 12:58:46 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON ó As the Senate edged toward a nasty filibuster vote on Chuck Hagelís nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber ó his voice robbed by laryngitis ó as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service. Mr. Hagel, a former senator from Mr. Cruzís own party, was about to be the victim of the first filibuster of a nominee to lead the Pentagon. The blockade was due in no small part to the very junior senatorís relentless pursuit of...
  • Venezuela Releases Photos of ChŠvez

    02/15/2013 12:53:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The Wallstreet Journal ^ | February 15, 2013 | EZEKIEL MINAYA And KEJAL VYAS
    CARACASóThe Venezuelan government Friday released the first images of ailing President Hugo ChŠvez since his departure more than two months ago to Cuba to resume his battle with cancer. The photos show the smiling president in a blue and white track suit, lying down and flanked by two of his daughters. In one image, he is holding a copy of the Cuba state newspaper Granma, which Venezuelan officials said was the Feb. 14 edition of the publication, apparently to prove that the photos were taken recently. The 58-year-old leader, who announced his battle with cancer in June 2011, appeared to...
  • U.S. Cost of U.N. ďRule of LawĒ Project: $500 million

    02/15/2013 12:52:11 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    A half-billion-dollar Obama Administration program to help nations comply with United Nations-sanctioned governance reform has rolled out its first round of awards to several government-contracting behemoths. The International Rule of Law Technical Assistance Services program, which Obama unveiled through the U.S. Agency for International Development, will assist governments around the globe in reforming their justice, educational, and other systems based on U.N. ďrule of lawĒ principles.
  • Another Honest Liberal Writes about Gun Ownership and Second Amendment Rights

    02/15/2013 12:47:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Late last year, I shared a very powerful article by an admitted liberal who concluded that gun control was impractical and illogical. Now I want to share a New York Times column from another leftist. Justin Cronin also supports the right of gun ownership, but he offers a more personal reason for his support of the Second Amendment.Here are some of the key excerpts from his column.I am a New England liberal, born and bred. I have lived most of my life in the Northeast ó Boston, New York and Philadelphia ó and my politics are devoutly Democratic. I am...
  • Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped,The problem isn't Hollywood,

    02/15/2013 12:46:27 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Feb 15 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey,
    The problem isn't Hollywood, it's real life, where killing long predates film. What we see on the silver screen can be helpful. By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic February 15, 2013, 7:00 a.m. I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands ó humans ó can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the power to shake me to the core. They will never leave me. I don't, however, believe the movies are to blame for these acts. As good...
  • Report: SEC investigating trading in Heinz deal

    02/15/2013 12:45:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 2/15/13 | AP
    The New York Times report noted that options trading in Heinz soared this week before the deal was announced Thursday morning. Call options let investors can place a bet on a stock without committing to buy the shares. Investors instead have the option to buy the shares later for a set price. The report noted that the SEC often opens inquiries into trading activity after major deals without bringing charges later on. Heinz and the buyers haven't been accused of any wrongdoing.
  • Dr. Carsonís Prescription

    02/15/2013 12:37:50 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/2013 | John Fund
    The renowned doctor reacts to the furor over his National Prayer Breakfast speech. Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who helped lead the first surgery separating twins joined at the head, has received a fair amount of attention in his 61 years. But none of it before begins to compare to the response he has gotten since he spoke at the February 7 National Prayer Breakfast with President Obama sitting five feet away. While most of his remarks were motivational or spiritual, he made some pointed political comments about the need for freer markets in health care and a...
  • Siskiyou Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution to Protect the Second Amendment (my title)

    02/15/2013 12:36:58 PM PST · by helpfulresearcher · 5 replies
    County of El Dorado, Siskiyou Board of Supervisors ^ | 2/12/2013 | Siskiyou Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Briggs
    Resolution 006-2013 in support of the Second Amendment and the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms ... NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Siskiyou supports all discussions seeking new ideas to protect our citizens from violence but cannot abide by any order, provision, law or agency initiative that violates the protections of the Second Amendment. See pdf here: http://eldorado.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1273909&GUID=CCC279CE-9092-4B0F-8523-5A6BEC8852F6
  • At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing

    02/15/2013 12:29:54 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 12 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 02/13/2013 | by Cora Currier
    In one of President Barack Obama first acts in the White House, he ordered the closure of the CIA‚Äôs so-called ‚Äúblack-site‚ÄĚ prisons, where terror suspects had been held and, sometimes, tortured.¬† The CIA says it is ‚Äúout of the detention business [1],‚ÄĚ as John Brennan, Obama‚Äôs pick to head the agency, recently put it. But the CIA‚Äôs prisons left some unfinished business.¬† In 2009, ProPublica‚Äôs Dafna Linzer listed [2] more than thirty people who had been held in CIA prisons and were still missing. Some of those prisoners have since resurfaced, but at least twenty are still unaccounted for....
  • Immigrant advocates say no justice for ID theft

    02/15/2013 12:27:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 15, 2013 | CRISTINA SILVA, Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) ó Should illegal immigrants using false documents to work face stiffer charges than college
  • The European House of Cards is About to Collapse

    02/15/2013 12:26:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Gains, Pains & Capital ^ | 06 February 2013
    This German concern has proven to be well founded, as the recent spate of French economic data has been truly horrific. Auto sales for 2012 fell 13% from those of 2011. Sales of existing homes outside of Paris fell 20% year over year for the third quarter of 2012. New home sales fell 25%. Even the high-end real estate markets are collapsing with sales for apartments in Paris that cost over Ä2 million collapsing an incredible 42% in 2012. Since the EU Crisis began in 2008, France and Germany have been the two key countries backstopping the implosion. The fact...
  • With GOP Filibuster, Chuck Hagelís Rocky Road Continues (BUT Repubs promise to cave anyway!)

    02/15/2013 12:11:11 PM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2'15'13 | Newton-Small
    Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obamaís nominee to be the next Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, by a razor thin vote of 58-39 Thursday, with one senator voting present. But all hope for Hagel is not lost. Just because they still want more time to debate their former Republican colleagueís nomination, doesnít mean that Hagelís confirmation is dead. At least three Republican senators Ė John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr Ė said that they simply want more time and intend to vote for cloture Ė a parliamentary procedure that ends a filibuster by limiting debate to 30 hours that...
  • Obama to get golf lessons

    02/15/2013 12:10:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    During President Obama's Palm Beach vacation this weekend, he'll be getting some golf lessons from Tiger Woods' former instructor at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Golf Digest reports: The Harmons, Butch and son Claude III, are flying in to work with President Obama, who inquired through an aide if they would be on property during his stay
  • Youthful Solar System Bodies Puzzle Evolutionary Scientists (article)

    02/15/2013 12:08:09 PM PST · by fishtank · 91 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Article posted on February 13, 2013. | Jake Hebert, Ph.D,
    Youthful Solar System Bodies Puzzle Evolutionary Scientists by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * A feature story in a recent issue of the journal Nature described four solar system bodies that are puzzling to evolutionary scientists.1 Specifically, the article discussed the rings of Saturn, two of Saturn's moons (Enceladus and Titan), and Jupiter's moon Io. These four bodies all exhibit properties that cannot persist for billions of years. The brightness of Saturn's rings is puzzling because after billions of years, they should have been darkened by dust from comets and asteroids. Yet these rings are still brilliantly beautiful. Likewise, watery geysers erupting...
  • Kerry warns of serious sequestration cuts for State and USAID

    02/15/2013 12:03:38 PM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 15, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department will have to stop humanitarian aid to millions of people, cut foreign assistance to Israel, and delay efforts to ramp up diplomatic security abroad after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, if sequestration goes into effect next month, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. At the beginning of March, across-the-board cuts to all discretionary spending accounts will go into effect, based on the 2011 Budget Control Act and the failure of the "supercommittee" to agree upon discretionary budget cuts in 2012. Congressional appropriators are planning to reorganize those cuts when the continuing resolution that has been...
  • Nothing New in the State of the Union

    02/15/2013 12:00:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15. 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's second term wish-list -- his ideas for jump-starting the job-starved economy -- looked a lot like his warmed-over, half-baked proposals of the past. With rare exceptions, Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a costly laundry list of more big government programs aimed at his party's political base. More job-training programs? There are 47 different federal job-training programs right now, costing $18 billion a year, according to the General Accountability Office. And 51 other programs offer job-training assistance. With the unemployment rate rising last month to nearly 8 percent and likely heading higher, and economic...
  • Stewart Rhodes Introduces ĎMolon Labe County Projectí To 3000 New York Gun Owners

    02/15/2013 11:57:19 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    New York - -(Ammoland.com)- Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes gave a fiery speech to approximately 3,000 New York gun owners, urging them to refuse to comply to the ďSAFE Act,Ē to refuse to disarm, to nullify at every level. He also urged them to make sure their county was a ďMolon LabeĒ county, asking them ďis your county a Ďcome and take ití county, or is it aĎbend over and take ití county? Which is it?! Find out now!Ē He told them to make sure all the gun owners and veterans in their county are ready to stand up, and...
  • Budget cuts lead to creation of clean, sail-powered U.S. Navy

    02/15/2013 11:57:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The People's Cube via The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    With the announcement of the indefinite suspension of nuclear refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the White House has signaled a new shift in naval technology - away from costly and potentially hazardous fossil fuels, towards non-toxic and environmentally stable wind power. Not letting Republican obstructionism of the budget process go to waste, President Obama's national defense team is putting together a plan to retrofit US warship with 'tried-and-true' sails, taking advantage of free, naturally occurring wind rather than diesel and nuclear fuels that put crews at constant risk of causing an ecological disaster.
  • Evolving on Gun Control in Chicago

    02/15/2013 11:48:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Second thoughts on the Second Amendment in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.Debbie HalvorsonAfter a long wait, Illinois’s second district will soon have a representative in Congress. That seat has been vacant since Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from it in November, and the bizarre politics of gun control may determine who its next occupant will be. As the issue plays out on the national stage in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., it can be seen in microcosm in the Illinois race, where 17 Democrats are fighting for their party’s nomination in advance of a primary set...
  • Bipartisan immigration reform plan will cost trillions

    02/15/2013 11:48:37 AM PST · by Pelham · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2013 | Caroline May
    Robert Rector, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, expects the bipartisan immigration reform proposal, which includes a path to citizenship, will end up costing taxpayers more overtime than the trillion-dollar calculations he testified to during debate over the 2007 immigration reform bill. ď[The proposal] seems to be virtually identical to the 2007 bill and would be extremely costly to the U.S. taxpayers,Ē Rector told The Daily Caller in a Wednesday interview. ďGranting amnesty or legal status to illegals will generate costs in Medicare and Social Security alone of $2.5 trillion above any taxes paid in.Ē According to Rector,...
  • The State of the Union: The Good, the Bad and the Eloquent

    02/15/2013 11:43:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    First, the good parts. They stood out. Indeed, the president's general tone Tuesday night, despite the reflexive class warfare here and there, was much less fast and furious than his re-inaugural address -- as if now he wanted to work with the opposition rather than just excoriate it. "We can do this," Mr. Obama assured the country. Just what we can do -- will it be for good or ill? -- may not always be clear, but at least Tuesday night he seemed interested in bringing us together instead of driving us further apart. The partisan boilerplate that issued forth...
  • Was Chuck Hagel nominated out of spite?

    02/15/2013 11:42:15 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Washington Post/Right Turn ^ | 2-15-2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>Obama ó ticked off by Riceís treatment and still emboldened by his convincing victory over Mitt Romney ó courted confrontation when he tapped Hagel.</p> <p>If true, this is outlandish. The president would imperil national security out of spite? .........</p>
  • Judge Napolitano: Obamaís secret court for killing

    02/15/2013 11:40:12 AM PST · by GVnana · 14 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 2/14/2013 | Andrew Napolitano
    President Obama willingly admits he dispatched CIA agents to kill an American and his teenage son and the sonís American friend while they were in a desert in Yemen in 2011. He says he did so because the adult had encouraged folks to wage war on the United States and the children were just ďcollateral damage.Ē He says further that heíll do this again when he is convinced that killing Americans will keep America safe. He says he knows the adult encouraged evil, and his encouragement caused the deaths of innocents. The adult was never charged with a crime or...
  • Hollywoodís Intentional Ignorance of the Crimes of Communist and Muslim Regimes

    02/15/2013 11:36:49 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 13 replies
    New English Review ^ | 2/'13 | Norman Berdichevsky
    Two of the most honestly gruesome films of barbaric atrocities in modern times ever made are the Russian film The Chekist and the Polish film Katyn. The Chekist was directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin (1992 Cannes Film Festival Award) but hardly rated mention anywhere in the United States. The unbelievable atrocities of torture and mass execution seen in the film were all confirmed by factual articles in Pravda itself in 1921-22. Katyn is the true story of the slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers on April, 1940 by Stalinís henchmen and based on the book Post Mortem: The Story of Katyn by...
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Share Same 'Concern' As Obama AdminóHagel Won't Get Vote

    02/15/2013 11:35:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell/Barack Obama: same struggle! In an stunningly blatant display of solidarity with the Obama line, Andrea Mitchell declared on today's Morning Joe that she shared the same "concern" with the White House: that poor Chuck Hagel wouldn't get a final vote on his nomination. Mitchell prefaced her "concern" by roundly condemning Republicans in general--and Senator Ted Cruz in particular--for supposedly attacking Hagel with allegations "completely unsupported by fact." Could somebody please tell me why Mitchell, supposedly a reporter, should so shamelessly be toting the White House's water this way? View the video here.
  • What Would Michael Collins Do?

    02/15/2013 11:33:08 AM PST · by Noumenon · 47 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 02/15/2013 | Bill Buppert
    ¬ďWe have a weapon more powerful¬Ö than any in the whole arsenal of the British Empire! That weapon¬Ö is our refusal!¬Ē - Michael Collins The police in America have proven once again that they are above the law and have a license to kill as the charred remains of Christopher Dorner were cooling in the cabin in California. The more thuggish aspects of the constabulary were on the mainstream news despite the twisted and sycophantic relationship of the press in lionizing tyranny everyday in the hero worship of the thin political black and blue line. The readers who have read...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Twelfth Week in Office

    02/15/2013 11:31:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/15/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Twelfth Week in Office2/14/2013It's 3am and nobody's thereChuck Hagel makes history as first to be blocked from Defense†Hagel Confirmation Squashed For Now As Dems Lack 60 Votes Ė Furious White House Blasts 'Unconscionable' RepublicansFAA Official: No Armed Drones In U.S.Benghazi-GateObama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House saysVideo: The John Brennan puzzle is slowly being pieced togetherReid: 'Outlandish' to Say 'Administration Hasn't Been Forthcoming' on BenghaziObama Voter FraudDid Hagel rig vote to win Senate seat? Details revealed in magazine profile on alleged GOP plan to steal electionMassive Voter Fraud in St....
  • Panetta Says Hillary Clinton Inspired His Women-in-Combat Decision

    02/15/2013 11:31:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Hillary Clinton inspired his decision to allow women in combat. ďAnd in many ways, I have to tell you, it was her inspiration that encouraged me to move forward to be able to bring down the last barriers for women in the Department of Defense and to give them the ability to have a chance to engage in combat. I thank you for that inspiration,Ē Panetta told Clinton at a Pentagon ceremony on Thursday. Ö