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  • Obamacare 'sticker shock' coming soon

    02/18/2013 4:20:18 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 12 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | 02/17/2013 | Rick Moran
    We've seen health insusrance rates rise up to 20% in recent months for many plans. But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to what will happen when Obamacare is fully implemented. Washington Post: Many young, healthy Americans could soon see a jump in their health insurance costs, and insurance companies are saying: It's not our fault. The nation's insurers are engaged in an all-out, last-ditch effort to shield themselves from blame for what they predict will be rate increases on policies they must unveil this spring to comply with President Obama's health-care law. Insurers point to several...
  • No, Obama Is Not My Daddy – He’s My Employee

    02/18/2013 4:13:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The grotesque spectacle of the State of the Union address, with its lengthy receiving line of adoring sycophants, demonstrates why the President is operating under the delusion that he is more than just our President. Like him, many people seem to fundamentally misunderstand his role. He’s not our “leader,” or our “ruler,” or our national “daddy,” no matter what his adoring fan, comic Chris Rock, thinks. Let’s clarify things for those folks with the unseemly desire to offer up their personal sovereignty to some government hack. Unlike Hollywood geniuses better known for exposing their breasts than exposing their brains, I'll...
  • Rubio: Reported Obama immigration plan ‘dead on arrival’

    02/18/2013 4:10:12 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/17/2013 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday panned a reported immigration reform proposal from President Obama, saying it would be “dead on arrival” in Congress. “If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come,” said Rubio in a statement. His response followed a report in USA Today on Saturday which said the Obama administration has prepared a draft plan that includes a provision to allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. The proposal would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant”...
  • Armed Cops Descend on U.K. Man Over Facebook Picture of Toy Weapon

    02/18/2013 4:09:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 February 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Anti-weapon hysteria — for instance, suspending children from school for using their fingers as guns, talking about shooting a bubble gun, or even throwing an imaginary grenade — is not confined to the United States, nor is it confined to children. A British man was recently visited by armed police for the offense of posting a picture of an action figure with a weapon on Facebook. According to the Daily Mail, on December 7, 43-year-old Ian Driscoll of Gloucestershire posted a photograph of an Action Man figure, the British equivalent of G.I. Joe, along with a toy Alsatian dog, on...
  • Rubio: Leaked WH Immigration Proposal “Dead on Arrival”

    02/18/2013 4:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    During his SOTU address, President Obama touched on broad immigration reform principles and commended the work bipartisan groups in both chambers are doing to draft a bill. His tone seemed to indicate he would let Congress take the lead on immigration. “Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and I will sign it,” he said during the speech. But on Saturday, the White House leaked details of its own immigration proposal, which Sen. Marco Rubio has called “dead on arrival.” A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal...
  • Children who watch the most TV are more likely to get a criminal conviction in later life

    02/18/2013 4:05:21 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 18, 2013 | Mark Prigg
    Children who are allowed to watch too much TV could be at higher risk of developing antisocial and even criminal behaviour in later life, researchers have claimed. New Zealand researchers even found those who had watched a lot of TV as children were more likely to have a criminal conviction in later life. The University of Otago study followed a group of around 1,000 children born in the New Zealand city of Dunedin in 1972-73. Every two years between the ages of 5 and 15, they were asked how much television they watched. Those who watched more television were more...
  • Country music's Mindy McReady dies in apparent suicide

    02/18/2013 3:56:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Mindy McReady, the 37-year old country music star and mother of two, was found dead Sunday after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
  • Obama Vows to Bypass Congress on Climate Change

    02/18/2013 3:54:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 February 2013 | William F. Jasper
    In his State Of The Union address on February 12, President Obama made it clear that action by the federal government on global-warming legislation will be a major priority in his second term. He declared that “for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.” The president went on to regurgitate the standard boilerplate claims of the global warming alarmists. He averred: Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts,...
  • 'Claim jobseeker's allowance and plan holy war': [UK]

    02/18/2013 3:28:39 AM PST · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 17, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A controversial Muslim cleric who lives off benefits is urging his followers to also sponge off UK taxpayers by claiming their 'Jihadseeker's allowance'. Anjem Choudary, who in the past has planned to disrupt the minute's silence on Remembrance Sunday, also openly mocked hard-working Britons, calling them 'slaves'. The Sun newspaper secretly filmed him saying Islam will overrun Europe, David Cameron and Barack Obama should be killed and calling the Queen 'ugly'.
  • Feds buying enough bullets for '24-year war'

    02/18/2013 3:10:44 AM PST · by wesagain · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    "Radio host warns: DHS preparing for prolonged riots in U.S."Federal, non-military agencies, noted radio host Mark Levin last week, have purchased enough ammunition recently to not only shoot every American five times, but also engage in a prolonged, domestic war. The numbers are based on recent reports that put the total federal ammunition buy in the last 10 months at approaching two billion rounds. “To provide some perspective,” Levin noted, “experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of Homeland Security] is armed...
  • University seeks rare bird: Conservative professor

    02/18/2013 3:10:08 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Coming soon to the University of Colorado at Boulder, what many had assumed was an extinct or at least endangered species: the conservative professor. The famously left-wing university is on the cusp of selecting a “visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy,” a first-of-its-kind post aimed at embedding a prominent right-wing intellectual on campus as a conservative-in-residence for one or two years. The idea is to increase intellectual diversity on campus, but the reaction from both sides of the political spectrum has been mixed. While liberals grumble about the wisdom of playing ideological favorites, conservatives worry that the program treats...
  • Alec fast & slur-ious

    02/18/2013 2:56:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | LEONARD GREENE
    Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor. The “30 Rock’’ star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation. Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead’’ and a “drug dealer’’ during a confrontation on an East...
  • Sen. Rubio: President Obama's Immigration Bill Is 'Dead on Arrival'

    02/18/2013 2:41:38 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 17, 2013 | Paul Scicchitano
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called details of President Obama's leaked immigration proposal "half-baked" on Saturday and predicted that the measure would be "dead on arrival in Congress." Rubio, who is spending this week in the Middle East, was responding to a story published online Saturday by USA Today which revealed that the draft bill would allow illegal immigrants in the U.S. to apply for newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visas. The bill would also provide more security funding and require that businesses verify the immigration status of new hires within four years, according to the report. “It’s a mistake for...
  • Democratic Voter Fraud Cases Become Ammo for Virginia GOP

    02/18/2013 2:27:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    The E xaminer ^ | February 16, 2013 | Steve Contorno and Andy Brownfield
    Well-publicized instances of attempted voter fraud by high-profile Democrats in Virginia and Maryland have helped Republican lawmakers make a case for tougher voting requirements. In Virginia, Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has become the poster child for voter fraud after he was documented on a hidden camera last year coaching an undercover conservative operative on how to forge a utility bill to vote for someone else. At the time, the younger Moran was working on his father's campaign in Northern Virginia, though he stepped down after the embarrassing incident. Authorities did not file charges against...
  • Civil War Shipwreck: Photos of the USS Monitor

    02/18/2013 2:15:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Staff
    Here are some amazing images taken of the USS Monitor in the early 1860's. Ready for Action 1 of 13 Sixteen men were lost when the USS Monitor went down in a storm off Cape Hatteras on Dec. 31, 1862, while it was being towed. The sunken ship was discovered in 1974 resting upside down on the ocean floor in about 235 feet (71 meters) of water; efforts to salvage artifacts from the site began in 1998. Here, a line engraving, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the ship "Ready for Action" after her pilothouse was modified with angled armor...
  • Hagel 'Doesn't Recall' Remark on Israel Controlling State Dept.

    02/18/2013 1:46:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that he has accepted a new disclaimer from President Obama’s defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) disavowing one of his many offensive statements about the state of Israel. Graham told “Fox News Sunday” that he received a new letter from the beleaguered nominee in which Hagel claimed he “did not recall” the odious statement-- allegedly made during a speech at Rutgers University in 2007-- in which he argued that the State Department is controlled by the Israeli Foreign Minister’s office. “Well, if in fact that’s true, that would end the matter,” Graham said, adding, “I...
  • AP Withdraws Bogus Article Claiming Rand Paul Said Voters Want To Round Up Immigrants

    02/18/2013 1:37:54 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 17, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The folks at the Associated Press have a lot of egg on their faces Sunday. Politico hours ago released a Bulletin Kill from the wire service withdrawing an article published earlier in the day with the inflammatory headline "Sen. Paul: Voters Want to Round Up Immigrants":
  • Promising future is sidelined by burdens of single motherhood

    02/18/2013 1:27:23 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 18, 2013 | David Templeton
    Ms. Perrin received a full scholarship to Clarion University of Pennsylvania. At 19, she became pregnant and gave birth to Archie, who was diagnosed with hemophilia, a serious blood disorder that prevents the blood from clotting. She quit college. Four years later, she would have a second child, Katheryn, to the same father, Gideon Beatty. In time, she placed her children in day care and landed a bank job, eventually becoming bank manager, a position that paid $50,000 a year. But Archie suffered a serious episode of bleeding in his knee while at day care and Children, Youth and Family...
  • Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois

    02/18/2013 12:58:35 AM PST · by InMemoriam · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Insurance chain State Farm is reportedly buying up substantial workspace in Texas, which may signal a coming exodus from the company's home state of Illinois. State Farm is keeping the move quiet so as not to alarm employees. But the Dallas Morning News reports that it is a “major business relocation” already underway and that this is “one of the biggest stories in the Dallas-area real estate market and will ultimately involve thousands of workers.” Texas-based real estate expert Bob Gibbons notes in a blog post that State Farm’s Dallas office space lease--about 2.5 million square feet of workspace in...
  • Likud Warns: New Elections are Possible

    02/18/2013 12:47:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    A pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid is causing serious consternation in Likud, and a senior source in the ruling party warns that new elections are a possibility. The improbable warning is a sign that Likud is feeling the pressure of the united front presented by Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid's Yair Lapid, each of whom is saying he will not enter the coalition without the other. "Bennett should not pull the rope too much," the senior source told Maariv. "In the end it will snap." "Netanyahu is ready to head for elections," the source said....