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  • Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

    02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft
    Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military. Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun. Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt...
  • Restaurant Owner Finds Dedicated Teen Walking 10 Snowy Miles for Job Interview

    02/26/2013 3:51:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | february 25, 2013 | lix klimas
    Art Bouvier, the owner of a New Orleans-inspired restaurant located in Indianapolis saw a young man trudging through the early morning snow and ice last week. The teen stopped to ask Bouvier — who owns Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food– how much further it might be to his final destination and was told it was six to seven miles. “He thanked me and continued on,” Bouvier, who also goes by Papa, wrote of the encounter in a now viral Facebook post. “He could have asked me for money for a bus. In fact I quite expected him to....
  • Beretta May Leave Maryland Because of Gun Ban

    02/26/2013 3:39:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2/25/2013 | William Bigelow
    Beretta USA in Maryland is thinking of pulling up stakes and moving out of the state because of pending assault-weapons ban legislation. Beretta USA is a division of Beretta, the 500-year-old family owned company which won a contract in 1985 to become the standard sidearm of all U.S. servicemen, replacing the Colt 45. Gov. Martin O’Malley has offered a bill that would ban assault rifles and magazines with more than 10 bullets, meaning Beretta’s famous 9mm pistol, which has a 13 bullet magazine, would be banned. New sidearms that possessed “military features” would also be included, which means Beretta’s semiautomatic...
  • Jane Mayer’s McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    02/26/2013 3:38:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Dan McLaughlin
    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, in a pair of blog posts, served up the latest attempted Democratic Party talking point on freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz: that Senator Cruz is the second coming of Joe McCarthy. (ThinkProgress coordinates with a predictable illustration for those too simple-minded to get Mayer’s point). As it happens, I have some firsthand knowledge of the subject of Mayer’s vague, thinly-sourced hit job. She’ll have to do better next time, because Ted Cruz is right about Harvard Law School in the mid-1990s. If she’d talked to more people, she might have figured that out. Here’s the...
  • Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary [George Zimmermann's Attacker Celebrated]

    02/26/2013 3:20:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Trayvon Martin's family is marking the one-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City. Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are scheduled to take part in an event Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in Union Square Park, along with their attorneys and others. A moment of silence is scheduled for 7:17 p.m. The 17-year-old unarmed black teenager was killed Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman after the two got into a confrontation. It took weeks before Zimmerman was arrested, and he has claimed he was acting in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 26, 2013

    02/26/2013 2:44:00 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Dave Says Sell the Stupid Cars, Love the Lovely In-Laws

    02/26/2013 2:31:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I’m 27 and married, and we have two kids. I make $90,000 a year, but we have $80,000 in consumer debt—$48,000 of which is in car loans. The rest is credit card debt. My wife’s parents have offered to let us move in with them so we can get out of debt faster. Do you think this is a good idea? Kevin Dear Kevin, If I were in your situation, I would not move in with the in-laws. You’ve got an absurd amount of money wrapped up in those cars. I’d sell the stupid things, start living on...
  • Justice Sotomayor reprimands federal prosecutor for racial remark

    02/26/2013 2:29:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/13 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor upbraided a federal prosecutor Monday for asking racially-charged questions in court. The justices almost never elaborate on cases they decline to hear, but Sotomayor took the unusual step of issuing a statement condemning the prosecutor, whom she did not name. She said the prosecutor "tapped into a deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice that has run through the history of criminal justice in our nation." The prosecutor in the case invoked racial stereotypes in questioning the defendant's explanation. “You’ve got African Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that...
  • Whistle While You're Raped

    02/26/2013 2:22:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Freshman lawmaker Joe Salazar, (D. Thornton) became an embarrassing distraction for the liberal juggernaut in Colorado last week when he blurted out what he really thinks of the Second Amendment, the right of self defense, and the faculties of women in peril. Hint: His views are appalling. As backlash developed, Salazar offered a defensive, non-apology. Then, the liberal power structure went into a defensive goal-line line crouch to contain the damage. The whole drama offers a two act play: embarrassment, then farce. Embarrassment hit when Salazar argued women should be barred from bearing arms for self defense on campus. Debating...
  • In Denial Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/26/2013 2:18:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader. Some of the film's defenders believe that the controversy robbed "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow, actress Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Mark Boal of well-deserved Oscars. Maybe so but maybe not; a number of fine films were up for best picture this year. But it cannot have helped that...
  • Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked (84 Tons!)

    02/26/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matt Cox
    Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh more than an Abrams M1 tank. While a final weight hasn’t been decided upon, Army officials maintain that the GCV will likely have to be considerably heavier than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle it’s replacing to protect the nine-man squad and crew from the powerful blast effects of enemy improvised explosive devices. “It’s fairly easy for us to make a thicker underbelly plate or add a V-shaped hull to make the vehicle survivable, but what that does not address is...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

    02/26/2013 1:54:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, Bjorn Lomborg, the widely published Danish professor and director of one of the world's leading environmental think tanks, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, published an article about the Philippines' decision, after 12 years, to allow genetically modified (GM) rice -- "golden rice" -- to be grown and consumed in that country. The reason for the delay was environmentalist opposition to GM rice; and the reason for the change in Philippine policy was that 4.4 million Filipino children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. That deficiency, Lomborg writes, "according to the World Health Organization, causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go...
  • Gov. Scott to Voters: Never Mind

    02/26/2013 1:46:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the Orlando Sentinel, "Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage for about 1 million low-income Floridians that will be paid for by the health care law." Scott said, "I think this is a common-sense solution to dealing with this for the next three years where it will give us the time...
  • Obama's Game Playing Is Wearing Thin

    02/26/2013 1:30:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association: "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." Really? Yes, really. He added, referring to the sequestration: "These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise." Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he does not consider himself bound by a duty of good faith to square with the American people. He has shown that he is unafraid to utter the most egregious distortions and...
  • Canadian Chris Hadfield is quickly becoming the biggest name in space travel

    02/26/2013 1:21:06 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | Joe O'Connor
    Bread is a bad idea in space. Bread makes for crumbs and crumbs make for a mess in zero gravity, floating this way and that, and so a Canadian astronaut hankering for a peanut butter and honey sandwich will leave the Wonder behind for us earthbound slobs and reach instead for a fresh vacuum-sealed flour tortilla. “A tortilla can be good for 18 months,” Chris Hadfield explains in a scene from “Chris Hadfield’s Space Kitchen,” the latest video from our man among the stars detailing everyday life aboard the International Space Station. The 53-year-old makes peanut butter and honey sandwiches....
  • 20 Of the Greatest Moments In the History Of the Republican Party

    02/26/2013 1:20:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | John Hawkins
    After focusing on 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party last week, it seems appropriate to point out some of the greatest moments of the Republican Party. 1) Emancipation Proclamation (1863): The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, issued an order freeing all slaves in the confederacy. 2) End of the Civil War (1865): Abe Lincoln guides the north to victory in the Civil War and reunites the nation. 3) Women's right to vote (1872): Republicans Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the text of the 19th Amendment, which is introduced by Republican...
  • How the Left Dupes Conservative Voters

    02/26/2013 1:18:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2013 | J. R. Dunn
    Too little serious conservative analysis of the 2012 presidential campaign has yet appeared. This is understandable. The results of the election were disheartening to the point of shock. The campaign defied all historical precedent, all commonsense interpretation... --snip-- In 2006, after two elections spent banging their heads against Bush's early popularity, the Democrats hit on the tactic of running Blue Dogs -- Democrats with a few surface conservative characteristics. One of the most important from an electoral standpoint was a good rating with the NRA, something possessed by a number of candidates, among them James Webb of Virginia. Although the...
  • Sequester-Sized Government Waste Can Go First

    02/26/2013 1:08:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | John Ransom
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel complained today about $8.5 million in cuts for classroom teachers in Wisconsin if the sequester goes through. The Fort Worth Star Telegram was more worthy, saying that the $67.8 million Texas will lose in education funding is doable for the state. “That's a lot of money,” says Star-Telegram.com, “but the state is scheduled to receive $4.9 billion in federal funds this year, part of a total school spending plan that tops $40 billion when local funds are included. What the White House is talking about is taking away less than a 10th of a percent of...
  • 10 Reasons I Wish George Washington Were Still Alive (Part 2)

    02/26/2013 1:02:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    To commemorate Presidents Day and Washington's Birthday, last week I highlighted the first four of the top 10 reasons I wish George Washington were still alive: 10) Washington was a role model for many, even as a youth. 9) Washington epitomized courage. 8) Washington wasn't afraid of public opinion or challenging the status quo. 7) Washington was a man of integrity and character yet just as human as the rest of us. Here are a few more of the reasons I wish Washington were still alive and why I believe the model of his life is still worthy to shadow...
  • Why Consumers May Be On A Crash Course (Coupon-Clipping Signals Economy In Trouble)

    02/26/2013 12:44:21 AM PST · by quesney · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published: Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:21 AM ET | By: Stephanie Landsman
    Consumers are clipping coupons at a rate not seen since before the 2007 recession, and that's a troubling sign, according to Couopons.com CEO Steven Boal.
  • Defend the Second Amendment by Restoring the Eighth

    02/25/2013 11:49:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Karl Spence
    December 30, 2012. The headline on Drudge, beneath a picture of redcoats blazing away in a Lexington and Concord re-enactment, reads: "OBAMA TO GO FOR GUNS IN 2013 / 'THERE WILL BE RESISTANCE'." Resistance indeed there will be, and rightly so. Fortunately, conservatives' stand against infringements on gun rights is bolstered by the Supreme Court's recent admission that, as originally understood, the Second Amendment does indeed recognize an individual right to keep and bear arms. But another assault is under way on another part of the Constitution -- an assault that has claimed far more innocent lives over the years...
  • 'KNOCKOUT GAME' PERP SHOT, KILLED

    02/25/2013 11:26:34 PM PST · by Anila · 54 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/20/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Tiffany Thompson got her wish: Demetrius Murphy met the “Right Person” and he will not be playing the Knockout Game any more. Ever. A St. Louis homeowner shot Murphy dead late last week during a burglary. And a whole lot of people in St. Louis feel relieved, if not safer. Murphy was a member of a group that is credited with making the Knockout Game a St. Louis tradition, then a national pasttime. The rules of the Knockout Game are simple: Begin with a bunch of black people. Anywhere from three to 30. Find a white person, but an Asian...
  • Urban combat in Syria (Video)

    02/25/2013 11:19:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
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  • TV anchor: 'Race-baiters' behind black-mob claims

    02/25/2013 11:11:04 PM PST · by Anila · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/25/13 | Colin Flaherty
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The links in the following report may contain offensive language. Ravi Baichwal is not going to like this: Three-thousand people fought, looted, rioted, assaulted, cursed, threatened, hurled racial epithets and vandalized a Chicago neighborhood over the weekend. And all of them were black. Baichwal, a news anchor for the ABC affiliate in Chicago, says anyone who notices that is “an idiot.” Repeated examples of black mob violence in Chicago are “not riots,” Baichwal said. “It’s disaffected youth for sure,” and anyone who disagrees is “just race-baiting.” Baichwal was commenting on an epidemic of more than 450 cases of...
  • China's new frigate delivered to PLA Navy

    02/25/2013 10:35:30 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    XINHUA ^ | 2013-2-26
    China's new frigate delivered to PLA Navy BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's first Type 056 stealth frigate was delivered to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in Shanghai on Monday afternoon. The new generation of frigate, which is about to be put into service on a large scale, features good stealth performance and electromagnetic compatibility, according to a report released Tuesday by the official PLA Daily. The new frigate requires only one-third of the crew needed by its predecessor, the Type 053, and it is expected to be deployed primarily for escort missions and anti-submarine operations, said...
  • Boeing's upgraded F-15E Strike Eagle model at AFA

    02/25/2013 10:26:57 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Flight Global Blogs ^ | February 25, 2013 | Dave Majumdar
    Boeing's upgraded F-15E Strike Eagle model at AFA Boeing had a very small presence at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando. But the company did bring this model of an upgraded F-15E Strike Eagle to the show. Most immediately noticeable is that the aircraft has its two outer-wing weapons stations activated (which the F-15 always had, but aren't normally used)--something that'll be featured in Saudi Arabia's advanced F-15SA aircraft. A Boeing representative at the show said that the USAF's Strike Eagles would also eventually have those weapons stations activated. Other features noticeable on the model are the...
  • The Republican Crisis (and the Nation’s)

    02/25/2013 10:05:11 PM PST · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 25 2013 | James V DeLong
    Richard Fernandez, who writes as Belmont Club at PJMedia, has a good entry on the current state of the Republican Party. He riffs on Angelo Codevilla’s fine recent essay As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned, and adds to it his thoughts on the recent Rove-Gingrich exchange.Richard notes that the Democrats “have been the party of income transfers for a long time. Their political genius has been to define the beneficiaries to include themselves and all their constituents.”Now the Republican establishment wants to be: [T]he party of ‘me too’. Or more...
  • Albertini Lecture on Democratic Actions Back On at Hilo High

    02/25/2013 9:41:36 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    Big Island Now ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Dave Smith
    Although real-life circumstances of late may prove more illuminating to them than any words could be, students at Hilo High School will receive a presentation from peace activist Jim Albertini on 'participating in a democracy'
  • Researchers Develop Injectable Gel to Repair Damaged Hearts

    02/25/2013 9:31:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jessica Berman
    People who suffer heart attacks are at increased risk of having a second and potentially fatal occurrence because of the damage the heart attack does to cardiac muscle tissue. Now scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new biomaterial - an injectable hydrogel  - that can repair the damage from heart attacks, and help promote the growth of new heart tissue.   Millions of people around the world suffer heart attacks every year and survive. These traumatic events occur when blood supply to the heart muscles is somehow blocked, robbing them of oxygen and causing them...
  • But Ye Shall Receive Power After The Holy Ghost has Fallen Upon You

    02/25/2013 9:22:38 PM PST · by shineon · 2 replies
    Just Like the day of Pentecost when the Holy Ghost fell they were all in one accord.
  • [SC Gov] Nikki Haley slams Washington after meeting with Obama

    02/25/2013 9:20:46 PM PST · by upchuck · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Chris Moody
    During President Barack Obama's meeting with U.S. governors at the White House Monday, the president dismissed members of the press to hold a private, hourlong discussion with the visiting state executives. Whatever was said after the cameras left the room especially incensed South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley... "I could not be more frustrated than I am right now," Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was "no." "My kids could go...
  • Vote Tuesday February 26th 6AM-7PM if you live 2nd District IL to replace 14 Dems, 4 RPubs

    02/25/2013 9:06:53 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 4 replies
    Illinois State Board Of Elections ^ | February 25, 2013 | Steelers6
    If you live in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday the 26th to replace felon resigned Rep Jesse, Jr. do you vote in Republican Primary with 4 Candidates left Eric Wallace, Lenny McCallister, Beverly Reid and Paul McKinney or do you vote in the Democrat Primary for former Congress woman Debbie Halvorson in a race with 14 candidates that includes convicted felon Mel Reynolds, Anthony Beale, Mayor Bloomturd’s gun grabbing choice Robin Kelly, Charles Rayburn, etc?
  • Open for Business-Oyster company wins emergency injunction

    02/25/2013 8:40:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-25-2013 | Andrew Evans
    Open for Business Oyster company wins emergency injunction suspending administration’s decision pending appeal BY: Andrew EvansFebruary 25, 2013 5:58 pm The Drakes Bay Oyster Company won a preliminary injunction from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, suspending a decision by the Department of the Interior to close the oyster farm until the case can be further litigated, Cause of Action announced Monday.Secretary of the interior Ken Salazar decided last year not to renew the oyster company’s special use permit to operate on federally owned land. The land has been designated a wildlife preserve.The company would have had to close...
  • C. Everett Koop has died

  • Tesla: 100% Market Share in Silicon Valley [for new cars $100K and up]

    02/25/2013 7:49:11 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    thestreet.com ^ | 02/12/13 | Anton Wahlman
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The plural of anecdote is statistics. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. So take what I am about to say for whatever it is worth. Maybe nothing. I own some Tesla (TSLA) stock, after all, just so I can go to the annual shareholder meeting, get a free coffee and be my usual pest. You could argue that what I am about to present is the equivalent of saying, "I've never seen a non-Apple (AAPL) tablet out in the wild, so therefore..." -- and you would be right. But people are still justifying this kind...
  • Farm theme boosts enrollment in rural Kansas school

    02/25/2013 7:44:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 February 2013 | Kevin Murphy
    The first clue is a sign "Fresh Eggs for Sale" in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning. This is not your ordinary elementary school. It is the Walton Rural Life Center, a kindergarten-through-fourth grade charter school in rural Kansas that uses agriculture to teach students about math, science, economics - and responsibility. The farm theme is so popular that the center has a waiting list to enroll and has given the town of Walton, population 235, a boost, said Mayor Evan Johnson. "It's...
  • Liberal Reporter (Savannah Guthrie) Helps Prove Obama's Birth Certificate Has Been Altered.

    02/25/2013 7:39:18 PM PST · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 51 replies
    Please pay attention very closely to this informative evidence easily explained in the video. It is clear proof that the document that Savannah Guthrie held and took a picture of on April 27, 2011 was a creation.
  • Food Stamps ... For Pets?

    02/25/2013 7:36:41 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Anjuli Sastry
    When man falls on hard times, what's his best friend to do? A new donation-based program called Pet Food Stamps aims to provide food stamps for pets of low-income families and for food stamp recipients who otherwise could not afford to feed their pets, reported ABC affiliate KVIA in Las Cruces, N.M. Based in New York, the program is open to anyone in the United States. More than 45,000 pets have already been signed up in the past two weeks, according to the program's founder and executive director Marc Okon. Once need and income is verified, the families will receive...
  • Jimmy Carter unloads on Obama

    02/25/2013 7:35:49 PM PST · by wesagain · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "'Grieved' that U.S. now approaching 'zero influence'"Jimmy Carter knows who to blame for the world’s troubles: the United States. Speaking Sunday in San Francisco, the former president told the Commonwealth Club,“Our country is now looked upon as the foremost war-like nation on earth, and there is almost a complete dearth now of commitment of America to negotiate differences with others.” It’s just the latest slam on the U.S. He’s also blasted staunch allies Britain and Israel, while offering words of support for America-haters Iran, Hamas, Saddam Hussein and North Korea. This time, Carter even scorched the Obama administration for its...
  • To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska

    02/25/2013 7:24:29 PM PST · by mgist · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/25/13 | WP
    To solve our debt problems, let’s sell Alaska Treadwell makes a strong case for a home-grown offer. He notes that of Alaska’s 365 million acres, the state government already owns 103 million, which were deeded at the time of statehood. An additional 44 million acres came with the Alaska Native Claims Act. “U.S. cash in our till would barely cover a week of federal deficits, but we believe the potential here is worth trillions, especially if we gained freedom to drill it,” Treadwell said. “Location, location, location.”
  • State House Passes Restrictions on Federal Gun Law Enforcement

    02/25/2013 7:23:58 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 2 replies
    KTUU Channel 2 News ^ | February 25, 2013 | Chris Klint
    — The state House passed a controversial measure criminalizing federal enforcement of some gun laws in Alaska Monday, highlighting lawmakers’ interest in addressing perceived federal overreach throughout the state. House Bill 69, which was sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski), passed on a 31-5 vote. As initially proposed, it would make any attempt by a federal employee to enforce new gun restrictions a misdemeanor in the state -- but the substitute version of the bill passed by the House Monday upgraded the charge to a class C felony. "I can't believe that anybody is going to try and follow...
  • NRA Uses Justice Memo to Accuse Obama on Guns

    02/25/2013 7:19:56 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 24, 2013 | Stafff
    The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support. The NRA's assertion and its obtaining of the memo in the first place underscore the no-holds-barred battle under way as Washington's fight over gun restrictions heats up. The memo, under the name of one of the Justice Department's leading crime researchers, critiques the effectiveness of gun control proposals, including some of...
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘Workplace Violence’ Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder — and potentially the death penalty — Hasan’s trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • Cops request “realistic” targets of pregnant women and children

    02/25/2013 6:57:00 PM PST · by The Working Man · 60 replies
    American Vision News ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joel McDurmon
    A shooting target company is now providing “realistic” targets depicting pregnant women, elderly men, young women, and children. An interview with a company representative revealed that the targets were made available upon request by law enforcement agencies. The company has to date received $5.5 million in contracts from DHS. pregnant woman target
  • Watchdog Alleges Google Leaked Personal Data To App Developers

    02/25/2013 6:54:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 25, 2013 3:17 PM | Vytas Safronikas
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law. KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas reports Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog said federal regulators must also take action to prevent the search engine from sharing personal data with mobile application developers. The allegations stem from whether Google violated the so-called “Buzz Consent Order” with the Federal Trade Commission by sending personal information to app developers about each user who purchased an app from Google — without obtaining the user’s permission. Personal information...
  • Comcast 'a threat to the open Internet,' former Obama adviser argues

    02/25/2013 6:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Dailly Caller ^ | 2/25/13 | Anne Hobson
    A former adviser to President Barack Obama criticized Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal as evidence of consumer-hostile business practices in the communications industry, Ars Technica reports. Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard, served as Obama’s special assistant for science, technology and innovation policy. In her book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age,” Crawford implicates AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner, Apple, Google and Microsoft, as well as Comcast. She states that these companies “tacitly cooperate by carving out their separate areas of expertise,” resulting in overpriced products and services for consumers. Crawford argues for...
  • 20 Most Miserable U.S. Cities to Live In

    02/25/2013 6:47:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    20 Most Miserable U.S. Cities to Live In Forbes magazine released its dubious 2013 list of the most miserable cities in the United States of America. With the new list for the new year came a new city listed at the top of the list as Detroit, Michigan replaces last year’s most miserable city of Miami, Florida. The magazine cites Detroit’s high unemployment, violent crimes, shrinking population, and its financial crisis as reasons for giving the city the title. The list created by Forbes involves the scrutiny of the country’s largest urban areas which are then ranked via factors such...
  • : What happened to the Golden State?

    02/25/2013 6:45:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    California is no longer a model that other states want to or should emulate. It currently has the nation's third highest unemployment rate, its highest poverty rate and more than one-third of the nation's welfare recipients. To make a long story short, the same political constituencies that have made Brown's Democratic Party invincible at the ballot box have also made the state unable to compete economically. These unions also make it impossible to improve how government services are delivered to taxpayers. As a result, while California once had the most admired education system in the nation, it now ranks near...
  • Man arrested for death threats against Rep. Rhonda Fields over gun legislation (Colorado)

    02/25/2013 6:45:18 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 06:19pm, February 25, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Police have arrested a man accused of making a death threat against state Rep. Rhonda Fields, the sponsor of two controversial gun control legislation measures at the Capitol, FOX31 Denver is first to report. Franklin Sain, 42, a Colorado Springs resident, was arrested Friday for allegedly sending harassing voice mails and emails to Fields, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. “He was arrested for investigation of harassment and attempt to influence a public official,” Jackson said. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrisey will ultimately decide whether to file felony charges against Sain, who has already bonded out of jail....