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  • 'Fireball' lights up Florida sky

    02/18/2013 7:24:04 AM PST · by yorkie · 21 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 2/18/2013
    MIAMI - A fireball lit up the Florida sky Sunday evening. People from as far south as Key West and as far north as Jacksonville reported seeing the flash of light. Accounts of the sighting came in around 6:45 p.m. “There was a flash in the sky in Pompano Beach,” wrote Jill Dexter. Terrell Forney of Local 6 sister station WPLG-TV said he saw the fireball as he was heading north on the Florida Turnpike. "It appeared to be some sort of firework at first glance, but there was a white streak in the air followed by some sort of...orange...
  • Why I Became a Gun Rights Advocate

    02/18/2013 7:24:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    “Think of the children.” I’ve heard that a lot lately, or variations thereof. One woman recently chided me on Twitter with the following: “Imagine if you had kids! Think about others instead of your pocketbook suffering. I don’t have to imagine having kids. I actually have five of them, from a 26-year old daughter to 7-year old twins. Just like every gun-owning parent I know, I love them more than I love my firearms. And I know first hand that gun control laws like a ban on commonly owned firearms, tough restrictions for legal gun purchases, and even mandatory background...
  • Gallup: 83% See North Korea as “Critical Threat”

    02/18/2013 7:23:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 09:28 AM | Martin Gould
    Five out of every six Americans believe that North Korean plans to develop nuclear weapons are a “critical threat” to the United States, according to a new Gallup poll. It means the tiny, impoverished country with a population of fewer than than 25 million—less than one-twelfth that of the United States—is regarded as a bigger threat than Islamic fundamentalism or China in the eyes of the public. The poll, conducted among slightly more than 1,000 adults from Feb 7-10 found that 83 percent believe nuclear weapon development by both North Korea and Iran represents a critical threat to America. …
  • Alec fast & slur-ious

    02/18/2013 7:20:28 AM PST · by dead
    Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a "crackhead" and a "drug dealer" during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene. 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...
  • Reader's Digest Publisher Succumbs to Bankruptcy Again

    02/18/2013 7:06:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 18, 2013 | Matt Egan and Barbara Kollmeyer
    <p>In a bid to slash $465 million of debt, Reader’s Digest parent RDA Holding Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the weekend for the second time in less than four years.</p> <p>The media company said it has reached a deal with its largest creditor, Wells Fargo (WFC), and more than 70% of its secured noteholders on a financial restructuring plan that includes the Chapter 11 filing.</p>
  • Maryland: URGENT – Vote on Governor’s Gun Control Scheme Moved to This Week

    02/18/2013 7:01:55 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Emergency: Last Chance to Demand Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and Your Senator to Oppose All Aspects of SB 281 Friday, the Maryland Senate leadership announced that the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be voting on Senate Bill 281 as early as Tuesday, February 19 2013. It is likely that this sweeping anti-gun legislation will be reported by this committee and voted on by the entire Senate NEXT WEEK. SB 281 has drawn much criticism and protest from Maryland citizens. Evident from the huge turnout at the February 6th 2013 rally, with a showing of thousands of Second...
  • Our Petulant President

    02/18/2013 7:00:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2013 | Bruce Bialowsky
    The other day a group of us were at a restaurant. All of a sudden there was a child stomping his feet and stating he was not going to do what he was told. He made a big scene even after he was told that these are the rules and you have to follow them. It was quite surprising that people were watching this and not pointing out the wrongness of the behavior. Then everyone realized that it wasn’t a five-year-old but rather our president on TV stating he was not going to negotiate with Republicans about the debt ceiling....
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • Firearms raffles under fire in U.S.

    02/18/2013 6:42:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/17/12 | LYNNE TUOHY , Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. - Police chiefs in New Hampshire wanted more money for a youth training program. A youth hockey team in North Dakota needed ice time. Both saw giving away guns as the answer. From car dealerships to political parties to hockey teams to, yes, even police chiefs, gun giveaways are an attractive way to make money or draw in customers. But in the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shootings, such raffles are drawing criticism as the ease of obtaining firearms fuels gun-control debates nationwide.
  • New Hampshire: Firearms Legislation before Committee Next Week

    02/18/2013 6:42:03 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Several firearm-related bills are scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 21 in Representative Hall. The following anti-gun bills will be considered: HB 290-FN, introduced by state Representative Delmar Burridge (D- Cheshire 16), would prohibit individuals without a carry permit from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building. This legislation imposes unnecessary restrictions on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms and provides no benefit to public safety. This hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. HB 396, introduced by Representative Cynthia Sweeney (D-Sullivan 8),...
  • Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after cancer treatment in Cuba

    02/18/2013 6:40:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Associated Press via The Globe and Mail ^ | February 18, 2013 | Ian James
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.Chavez’s return was announced in a series of message on his Twitter account, saying “we will continue our treatment here.”“We’ve arrived once again in our Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, my God!!” the first of the three messages said.
  • Lewis Diuguid: To reduce gun ownership, tax weapons like property (Barf alert)

    02/18/2013 6:40:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    Kansascity.com ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Lewis W. Diuguid
    Americans will never surrender their lust for guns. Written by Lewis W. Diuguid For a lot of people, one is never enough and bigger is always better. That includes magazines that hold more rounds. The .22-caliber, bolt-action rifle that I learned to shoot at age 11 as a Boy Scout is insufficient. The revolvers my grandfather carried every day to his job as a railroad brakeman and that my dad inherited are so 19th century. Today’s firearms have to give law-abiding gun owners a bigger advantage over “bad guys.” That lust for guns is why President Obama will find it...
  • We Have Nothing to Fear But The Farce Itself

    02/18/2013 6:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Editor's note: This column contains satire. This fact is noted for all the liberals that may be reading. That is all.President Obama’s aggressive agenda for his second term might have been controversial, if it weren’t for his spectacular first term successes. The president’s expansive vision of federally driven, universal government education of children too young for grade school, his complex plan for a network of federal “hubs” to resuscitate American manufacturing, his aggressive action plan against polluting industries to correct earth’s climate, all could have provoked strong opposition, perhaps even media skepticism. He also courageously signaled that Congress’s bad faith...
  • Sound Off Today With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 18-22, 2013

    02/18/2013 6:27:21 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 18-22, 2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Day of Remembrance: Japanese-Americans show support for Muslims, Sikhs

    02/18/2013 6:25:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 02/18/2013 | Lisa M. Krieger
    For older Japanese-Americans, the discrimination and attacks on Muslims and Sikhs are opening afresh an old wound that never healed. To show support for Arab-Americans, the South Bay's Japanese-American community held a somber candlelight ceremony and procession at San Jose Buddhist Church on Sunday evening, linking diverse faiths through similar fears. The "Day of Remembrance" is an annual commemoration of Feb. 19, 1942, a day that changed the lives of Japanese-Americans forever. Citing concerns about wartime sabotage and espionage, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order that led to the internment of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry at...
  • Starring in Drone Dynasty

    02/18/2013 6:21:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    You are a reality star. You might think no one sees you in your fenced-in backyard grilling hamburgers in your boxer shorts. But government drones equipped with HD cameras are filming a new reality show starring you: “Drone Dynasty.” In popular reality shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” we essentially stalk people as they make fools of themselves on camera. In general, stalking is becoming culturally acceptable as our ability to spy, share and sensationalize life extends beyond reality television. I use social media just like everyone else; I think sites like Twitter can be...
  • US shale oil reviving East Coast refineries

    02/18/2013 6:19:47 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Erin Ailworth
    A year ago, the shutdown of several refineries serving the Northeast and the possibility they would not reopen threatened to boost New England’s already­ high gasoline prices by as much as 15 cents a gallon. But an influxof cheaper crude oil extracted from shale rock formations in the United States has helped save most of those facilities and stabilized gas ­prices. The revival of the East Coast refineries is another example of how the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is changing the energy equation for the region, nation, and world. Just as fracking opened vast reserves...
  • Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet (Corrected misspelled word)

    02/18/2013 6:08:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | John Ransom
    Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country. Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired. In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.   Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a footnote in the...
  • Obama Visit Code Name: Unbreakable Alliance (Israelis asked to vote for their favorite logo)

    02/18/2013 6:05:15 AM PST · by Ezekiel · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/17/2013, 6:41 PM | By Gil Ronen
    The English version of the code name chosen for the operations surrounding the upcoming visit to Israel by U.S. President Barack Obama, scheduled for March 20, is "Unbreakable Alliance." The Hebrew name is "Brit Amim," which means, literally, "an alliance between nations." According to Maariv/NRG, the names were chosen carefully by the National Public Information Staff, which is wary of upsetting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
  • Yoko Ono Turns 80

    02/18/2013 5:57:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Noise 11 ^ | 2/18/13 | Paul Cashmere
    Happy birthday Yoko Ono. Mrs Lennon is 80-years old today. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933. She met John Lennon at an art exhibition in 1965. They married in 1969. It was the second marriage for John and third for Yoko. Towards the end of The Beatles, John and Yoko formed the Plastic Ono Band. The first album was ‘Live Peace In Toronto 1969’ on The Beatles Apple label. The first single was ‘Give Peace A Chance’ The original line-up for Plastic Ono Band featured John, Yoko and Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass...
  • Richard Briers, British TV star, dies aged 79

    02/18/2013 5:56:44 AM PST · by the scotsman · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2013 | BBC News
    'Actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in TV's The Good Life, has died at the age of 79, his agent has said. The star, who was also an accomplished stage actor, had been battling a serious lung condition for several years. Briers died "peacefully" at his London home on Sunday, his agent said. Briers recently said years of smoking had been to blame for his emphysema. Famed for his role as the hapless Tom Good in the 1970s BBC sitcom The Good Life, Briers also starred in shows such as Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch Of The Glen and...
  • Limp Wristing Glock Pistols (Video)

    02/18/2013 5:51:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    MAC - YouTube.com ^ | 2-18-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    People misunderstand what limping wristing is, what causes limp wristing failures and how such failures can be avoided. The most common pistol for limp wrist failures is the Glock 9mm series. I talk about what causes limp wristing and how to effectively deal with it.
  • Caught on Camera: Sword vs. Knife

    02/18/2013 5:42:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.wwlp.com ^ | february 14, 2013 | Dan Hausle
    A clerk in New Bedford, Massachusetts turned the tables during a convenience store robbery. When the would-be robber pulled out his knife, clerk Brian Patel pulled out a sword.
  • States worry about rate shock during shift to new health law

    02/18/2013 5:42:23 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/18/2013 | Noam Levy
    WASHINGTON — Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama's healthcare law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself. Higher premiums could undermine a core promise of the Affordable Care Act: to make basic health protections available to all Americans for the first time. Major rate increases also threaten to cause a backlash just as the law is supposed to deliver many key benefits Obama promised when he signed it in 2010.
  • George Zimmerman defense ponders request to combine 'stand your ground' hearing with trial

    02/18/2013 5:41:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 17, 2013 | Jeff Weiner
    Two major court dates loom large over the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman: a "stand your ground" hearing in April, and depending on the outcome, a trial June 10. But last week, defense attorney Mark O'Mara raised an alternative. With his team crunched for time, he suggested the defense may ultimately ask for the hearing and trial to be combined. To an outside observer, O'Mara and other attorneys say, a combination hearing-trial would likely look a lot like a normal trial: A jury would be selected, and the state and defense would present their cases. But once that's done, the...
  • Why Over 8% Unemployment Could Lie Ahead

    02/18/2013 5:40:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 18 Feb 2013
    Why Over 8% Unemployment Could Lie Ahead BUSINESS NEWS CNBC.com | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 6:17 AM ET Severe fiscal tightening in the U.S. will lead to no growth or a contraction in the first two quarters of 2013 and will push unemployment over the 8 percent level, according to Lombard Street Research. The knock-on effect will mean pain for the business sector, with corporate profits falling after a hit to consumer spending power, the firm said. "Our view that unemployment could rise above 8 percent and that profits will be squeezed reflects a forecast of nil to negative...
  • In-N-Out Heiress Lynsi Torres: Youngest American Woman Billionaire

    02/18/2013 5:31:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Baldwin Park Patch ^ | 2/9/13 | Hazel Lodevico-To'o
    In-N-Out owner Lynsi Torres, is 30-years-old with no college degree and no formal business training. But she has been called the youngest billionaire in America. Lynsi Torres inherited a California icon when she was given half ownership of Baldwin Park native In-N-Out burger when she turned 30 last year. This week, Bloomberg Magazine named Torres the youngest, wealthiest woman in America, given that she will receive full ownership of the estimated $1.1 billion burger empire when she turns 35. Torres inherited the In-N-Out empire from her grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder who founded the Christian-themed chain in 1948 with their...
  • Oil’s new reign in Texas draws comparisons to the Kingdom

    02/18/2013 5:29:23 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 17, 2013 | Vicki Vaughan
    The Lone Star State is earning a new moniker: Saudi Texas. Oil production in Texas is soaring, jumping to an average 2.139 million barrels a day in November — the best showing in more than 25 years. Analysts are chalking up Texas’ booming production to shale plays, especially South Texas’ Eagle Ford, where production was minuscule just five years ago, along with a revival of West Texas’ Permian Basin. Analysts are tossing around the words “phenomenal,” “amazing” and “unprecedented” when discussing the numbers. Since production began in the Eagle Ford Shale, the state’s oil output has doubled and Texas’ share...
  • Country singer Mindy McCready dead at 37

    02/18/2013 5:16:44 AM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/18/13 | FOX
    Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37. Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said in a statement McCready died Sunday apparently of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending. Just last month David Wilson, McCready’s boyfriend and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne, was found dead on the same porch where McCready's body was found. His death also was investigated as a suicide. McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking...
  • McCain Claims ‘Massive Cover-Up’on Benghazi

    02/18/2013 5:06:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February18, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    While discussing the contentious confirmation hearings for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, things got a bit heated on Sunday's "Meet The Press" when Sen. John McCain referred to the lack of information from the White House surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi as a "massive cover-up." "There are so many answers we don't know," McCain told host David Gregory. "We've had two movies about getting bin Laden and we don't even know who the people were who were evacuated from the consulate the day after the [Benghazi] attack. So there are many, many questions. So we've had a...
  • Man accused of slapping boy on flight jobless

    02/18/2013 4:48:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/18/13 | Ric Ward and Michael Martinez
    An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job. "Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it...
  • Ben Carson Owes No Apologies

    02/18/2013 4:48:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Star Parker
    According to Cal Thomas, well-known nationally syndicated columnist, Dr. Ben Carson owes President Obama an apology. Carson spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC this past week – a bi-partisan annual event held since 1953, attended by members of Congress and usually the President. President and Mrs. Obama were present this year and Thomas feels that Dr. Carson was out of line for including in his remarks comments about areas considered public policy – our national debt, our tax system, our publics schools, and health care. According to Thomas: “Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that...
  • Mother Jones reporter wins Polk for Romney story

    02/18/2013 4:28:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    AP Via WPXI ^ | February 18, 2013
    NEW YORK — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief, received the political reporting prize for his work, which shook up the campaign when he reported on the remarks in September.
  • Supreme Court rules on Obama forgery case

    02/18/2013 4:21:35 AM PST · by sopwith · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Marv Dumon
    On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Supreme Court of the United States will announce its decision on whether or not Barack Obama should have been placed on the California ballot during the 2008 presidential elections. On Friday, the nation's highest court released a list of granted petitions which indicates that it has rejected arguments that Obama used forged IDs in order to to run for political office, actions that are considered a felony.
  • 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...