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  • Boy Scouts of America Values and Membership Standards Review

    02/26/2013 10:59:53 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 15 replies
    Boy Scouts of America - National Office ^ | 2/26/2013 | Boy Scouts of America - National Office
    The Boy Scouts of America is committed to dialogue on its membership standards within the Scouting family at the local and national levels. To continue and expand this important discussion, the National Executive Board has authorized its committees, representative of Scouting’s members, to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. The committees will review a number of issues and how they will impact the BSA, including youth, chartered organizations, parents, and financial, fundraising, and legal concerns. The goals of the committee’s work will be to: 1. Provide a channel where every voice can be...
  • Seconds from disaster... Moment tourists took to sky in Egypt hot air balloon before explosion

    02/26/2013 10:46:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:55 EST, 26 February 2013 | By Martin Robinson, Jill Reilly, Anna Edwards and Christian Gysin
    Wednesday, Feb 27 2013 6AM  53°F 9AM 50°F 5-Day Forecast Seconds from disaster... Moment tourists took to sky in Egypt hot air balloon before explosion sent them plunging to earth, killing 19: First pictures of Brits on board fateful tour Incident was outside Luxor, close to the famous Valley of the KingsWitnesses heard an explosion, saw smoke and then it fell from the skyBritish artist Joe Bampton, his girlfriend Suzanna Gyetvai died in tragedyHospital receptionist Yvonne Rennie, from Scotland, also killed in blazeCasualties: British, French, Japanese and Chinese nationalsWitness: 'People were jumping from the height of a seven-storey building'The...
  • Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief

    02/26/2013 10:32:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 26, 2013 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Republicans Supporting Gay Marriage Write Supreme Court Amicus Brief BY SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Feb. 26, 2013 The issue of same sex marriage is dividing the Republican Party as a group of more than 80 prominent members of the GOP ranging from Dick Cheney's daughter to four former governors have signed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court advocating for the legalization of gay marriage. One of the signers confirmed for ABC News the existence of the brief signed by the Republicans and said it would be submitted to the United States Supreme Court this week. The deadline to submit briefs is...
  • Hikind apologizes for wearing blackface at Purim party - says offending anyone 'was not the...'

    02/26/2013 10:12:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | DAVID K. LI, LORENA MONGELLI, CARL CAMPANILE and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Hikind apologizes for wearing blackface at Purim party - says offending anyone 'was not the intention' Assemblyman Dov Hikind apologized this afternoon for donning blackface at his blowout Purim party, after spending all morning defending his outrageous getup. The joyous Jewish celebration of Purim can often involve Halloween-type costumes and Hikind didn’t spare any detail in his curious retro look. He wore brown face paint, sunglasses, an Afro wig and an orange jersey, in his bid to look like a 70s hoops star. “To anyone who was offended, I’m sorry,” Hikind said. “That was not the intention.” The powerful Brooklyn...
  • Rep. Ellison Calls Hannity 'Worst Excuse For a Journalist I've Ever Seen'

    02/26/2013 9:58:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) had an amazingly heated discussion with Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday evening. At the beginning of the six-minute slugfest, Ellison called his host "the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen" leading to a truly ugly encounter that culminated in Hannity ending the interview by saying to his guest, "You are a total waste of time"
  • REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies

    02/26/2013 9:51:27 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-26-2013 | Robert Reich
    REICH: Obama Needs To Confront The GOP's Bald-Faced Lies Robert Reich, ContributorFebruary 26, 2013, 7:20 PMPete Souza (Official White House Photograph) The White House apparently believes the best way to strengthen its hand in the upcoming “sequester” showdown with Republicans is to tell Americans how awful the spending cuts will be, and blame Republicans for them. It won’t work. These tactical messages are getting in the way of the larger truth, which the President must hammer home: The Republicans’ austerity economics and trickle-down economics are dangerous, bald-faced lies. Yes, the pending spending cuts will hurt. But even if some Americans...
  • Complaint filed in case of 6-year-old transgender girl

    02/26/2013 9:45:41 PM PST · by Washi · 111 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | February 26, 2013 | Carol McGraw
    Six-year-old Coy Mathis explains her predicament in the simplest of terms: “I want to go to school. We play games at recess,” the first grader said Tuesday. But the transgender girl is being home schooled this semester because she has been denied access to the girls’ bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, her parents say. New York-based Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund attorneys said they filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division on behalf of her parents Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, saying Coy has been discriminated against. Forcing Coy to use a...
  • Prosecution: Cannibal Cop and co-conspirators' menu included his wife, college friends and former...

    02/26/2013 9:39:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | ROBERT GEARTY AND DAREH GREGORIAN
    Prosecution: Cannibal Cop and co-conspirators' menu included his wife, college friends and former Queens high school student One college friend, Kimberly Sauer, said she met up with Gilberto Valle, his wife and daughter last year for brunch, but Valle messaged "Moody Blues," an online chat buddy who allegedly claimed to have eaten a 5-year-old, that he could barely contain himself during their meal. He wanted to have his friends for dinner — and use one of their heads for a centerpiece. Accused “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle eyed longtime friends as prey, sharing their personal information, photos and even video with...
  • First lady of publicity? Outcry over Michelle Obama´s FIVE television appearances in past two

    02/26/2013 9:26:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/13 | Beth Stebner
    The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs. Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from promoting an anti-obesity campaign with late night host Jimmy Fallon to her surprise Oscars appearance announcing the Best Picture winner. Critics complain that Mrs Obama is overstepping her reach and risks losing favor with the public for being overexposed.
  • Democrats complain about presence of debt clock on Capitol Hill

    02/26/2013 9:26:37 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2/26/13 | Alex Pappas
    Some members of Congress apparently don’t like to be reminded about how much debt the country continues to rack up. During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock. California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing. “Clearly it is a political prop designed to message ideologically,” Ellison said. Waters asked that the debt clock not be on display...
  • Daily finance & investment thread --- edition for 2-27-13

    02/26/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by dennisw · 30 replies
    2-27-13
    Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite precious metals blogs and sites Apmex.com is a solid...
  • Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops

    02/26/2013 9:10:45 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 25 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 2-26-13 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Oakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore; instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves. KPIX 5 cameras caught up with a half dozen neighbors in East Oakland’s Arcadia Park neighborhood Monday as they walked the streets on the lookout for crime. The vigilance has never seemed more necessary than now; 25 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized over the last two months alone. In a neighborhood that has started to feel like the wild west, people have even started posting “wanted” signs.
  • J.P. Morgan Pulls Belt Tight- Biggest U.S. Bank by Assets Plans to Cut 17,000 Jobs as Trend

    02/26/2013 9:01:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/26/13 | DAN FITZPATRICK
    J.P. Morgan Chase JPM -0.21% & Co. stepped up the pace of bank cost cutting, setting plans to eliminate 17,000 jobs by the end of next year and reduce expenses by at least $1 billion annually. The move announced Tuesday by the New York company, the nation's most profitable bank in 2012 and the biggest U.S. lender by assets, will reduce its staff by 6.5% in one of the most aggressive reductions to date amid widespread financial-industry cutbacks.
  • Hickenlooper Will Support Bill Limiting Gun Magazine Rounds (CO)

    02/26/2013 8:49:22 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    kcnc ^ | February 26, 2013 7:13 PM
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will support Rep. Rhonda Fields’ bill limiting rounds in gun magazines. The governor spoke with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd about the gun control issue on Tuesday. Some felt the governor had been going back and forth on this issue. He admitted to Boyd it’s been a hard decision and he has waffled, but now he says if the legislature passes the bill he will sign it — even if it means losing 200 jobs. Hickenlooper says he does not think the magazine manufacturer Magpul is bluffing when it says it will...
  • Beer drinkers sue Anheuser-Busch InBev for watering down their beer

    02/26/2013 8:38:54 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 47 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 2/26/13 | BBC
    Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer. The lawsuits, filed in Pennsylvania, California and other states, claim consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol content stated on beer labels. The suit involves 10 Anheuser-Busch beers including Budweiser and Michelob. Anheuser-Busch InBev have called the claims "completely false", and said in a statement "our beers are in full compliance with labelling laws". The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at breweries owned by the multinational. "Our information comes from former employees at Anheuser-Busch, who have informed us that,...
  • 2 officers, 1 suspect shot dead in Santa Cruz

    02/26/2013 8:16:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | By J.M. Brown, Stephen Baxter. Jessica Pasko
    SANTA CRUZ -- Two Santa Cruz police officers and one suspect are dead after a shootout in Santa Cruz Tuesday afternoon, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak said. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said, "Our department is in mourning. This is a horrific day. We lost two exceptionally fine officers today." Santa Cruz has never lost an officer in the line of duty. "It's a horrible, horrible day for the Santa Cruz Police Department and the community of Santa Cruz," Vogel said. "We need to figure out a way to bring out department together as we work through this,"...
  • Napolitano: These sequester cuts will make it tougher to secure the border and fight terrorism

    02/26/2013 7:38:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    And there it is: The ultimate panic-inducing cherry on top of the sequester-scaremongering sundae. Apart from the devastating, eviscerating, meat-cleaving threats of flight delays, park closures, and whooping cough, the existential threat that is the dreaded sequesteration is going to make it much more difficult for the Department of Homeland Security to perform one of its primary functions: Thwarting terrorism. Via WaPo: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Monday that her agency would be forced to furlough 5,000 border control agents under mandatory spending cuts, likely allowing more illegal immigrants into the country and potentially compromising national security. Napolitano said...
  • Progressive Group Mounts Racist Attack Against Mitch McConnell’s Wife

    02/26/2013 7:28:56 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Liberals may often accuse conservatives of being racist for making particular criticisms of Obama, but at least one liberal group appears to be more than willing to delve into actual racism when it comes to opposing a prominent Republican. The hitch? They’re not attacking the politician himself in this case. They’re attacking his wife. The politician in question is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who happens to be married to former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. Chao, who is ethnically Chinese, but was born in Thaiwan, has been a fairly quiet figure relative to McConnell and hasn’t been known...
  • Black Chamber Of Commerce President: Obama Doesn't Feel Our Pain, He Issues It (video)

    02/26/2013 7:26:50 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 26, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HANNITY: When you look at demographics, probably we spend too much time breaking things down demographically, we're all Americans, but, you look at the African-American community voted for him 95 plus percent, huge numbers. When you look and breakdown demographics, it's the young people in this country that voted for him in a majority of numbers. African-Americans, minorities, [seem] to be hurt the most by his policies. Why then would they vote for him? ALFORD: And they even know it. Ben Jealous of the NAACP admitted it on Meet the Press. We all know this misery, but it's something like,...
  • Sequester Slashes Spending by Nearly a Third, Warns Panicky Ed Schultz

    02/26/2013 7:26:13 PM PST · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Fresh on the heels of his delusional claim that a tax hike isn't actually a tax hike, Schultz on his radio show yesterday insisted that sequestration due to start March 1 will gut federal spending by "damn near a third" when in fact the impact is around ... 2 percent.
  • Catholic Diocese of Phoenix opposes so-called 'Bathroom Bill'

    02/26/2013 7:19:48 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 8 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Stephanie Hockridge
    PHOENIX - A bill in front of the city council would change the non-discrimination law in Phoenix, protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender people. Essentially, the proposal prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, such as restaurants and hotels. But, opponents have dubbed it, the "Bathroom Bill", because, if approved, a man could follow a woman into the bathroom by claiming to be transgender. Supporters say they despise the nickname, claiming it's a fear-mongering lie created by critics of the bill. “They can swing this, that's why they do this because they know if they can get people to...
  • Compulsive liar jailed after 11 false rape claims in decade

    02/26/2013 7:16:29 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb. 26, 2013 | Andrew Hough
    A compulsive liar made almost a dozen false claims that she was raped in nearly a decade after making her first complaint at the age of 13, a court has heard. Elizabeth Jones, 22, admitted she lied about the latest rape allegation because she “did not like” the man she accused of attacking her, Southampton Crown Court was told. Her latest victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested and questioned for nine hours before being released without charge. After a judge jailed her for 16 months, it emerged today that she made her first complaint in 2004...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Goes Crazy

    02/26/2013 7:05:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | February 25, 2013 | Frank Camp
    Hunger is a force to be reckoned with; it is a motion that cannot be stopped unless it is quenched. But once hunger is sated, it comes again, often more urgently than before. This applies to hunger, in the typical sense, but also the hunger for life, money, faith and power. Once a taste is in your mouth, more is needed to fulfill you the following round. Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has such a hunger. He has a complex need for power that doesn’t ever seem to be sated. This power hunger has reared it’s ugly head...
  • America's New Security Team: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

    02/26/2013 6:59:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies
    nextgeneration.tv ^ | February 26, 2013 | nextgeneration.tv
    LTC West interviews General Boykin on national defense issues.
  • River Blindness Revealed in Urine

    02/26/2013 6:56:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 26 February 2013 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    Enlarge Image Blind spot. The parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus (inset) can move to the eyes and cause blindness as in these two patients in Guinea-Bissau. Onchocerciasis is considered a neglected tropical disease. Credit: Harry Anenden/WHO; (inset) CDC A small parasitic worm is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. But now researchers have discovered a molecule in the urine of African patients that could help diagnose those infected with the parasite and help eliminate the devastating disease known as river blindness. The illness, scientifically known as onchocerciasis, is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Black...
  • “…if that’s what you believe, then all of this talk of revolution suddenly doesn’t seem so crazy,

    02/26/2013 6:53:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    bob-owens.com ^ | 26 February, 2013 | Bob Owens
    For some reason, I just don’t get juiced by the idea of listening to an hour long podcast from an economist, but I’m glad that Ed Driscoll did. He transcribed the part where Glenn Reynolds, law professor at the University of Tennessee and blogger of Instapundit fame, dropped the boom on the socialist supporters of Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman, who advocates giving up on the constitution. REYNOLDS: Here’s the problem with public officials — because that’s really [Seidman’s] audience — deciding to ignore the Constitution: If you’re the president, if you’re a member of Congress, if you are...
  • Bong Shop Sells Bath Salts to Dad's Son ... Watertown Father Smashes Up Shop, Pleads Guilty

    02/26/2013 6:53:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | John O'Brien
    Watertown father admits guilt for smashing up head shop Watertown, NY -- A Watertown man has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for smashing up a head shop after his adult son overdosed on bath salts from the store. Dan Avery, 49, pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay $638 in restitution for the damage he did to Tebb's Headshop in Watertown. Avery was charged in July with a felony count of third-degree criminal mischief and criminal possession of a...
  • Help crash the offices of Graham and McCain

    02/26/2013 6:42:38 PM PST · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Today I heard the news that Lindsey Graham and John McCain had a private meeting with Barack Obama on immigration policy. I think everyone with a pulse knows that Obama sees this issue as a democrat voter registration drive. I'm asking your help! (see below)
  • WashPo’s Sally Quinn Admits Michelle Obama’s Oscar Appearance Was Propaganda

    02/26/2013 6:41:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    The liberal media’s love affair with the Obamas appears to have reached a new climax following the first lady's appearance via satellite on the Academy Awards on February 24. Speaking on the O’Reilly Factor on February 25, the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn admitted that Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance was, in Bill O’Reilly’s words, “Hollywood Left boosterism,” but gushed that it was a “brilliant idea.”
  • Magpul Industries Corp. Facebook Announcement

    02/26/2013 6:39:44 PM PST · by kitchen · 66 replies
    We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents' ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our... best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them. Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity...
  • Paul: Republican Party in Need of Facelift

    02/26/2013 6:34:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 67 replies
    WKU Public Radio ^ | January 27, 2013 | Kevin Willis
    Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator says the Republican Party must broaden its appeal to voters by toning down some of its rhetoric on social issues. Rand Paul also thinks the GOP too often presents itself as a party "eager to go to war." Paul, a first-term Senator from Bowling Green and rumored 2016 Presidential candidate, spoke to more than 500 Cincinnati-area Republicans over the weekend. Paul said if Republicans hope to rebound from recent electoral disappointments, the GOP must find new ways to reach out to voters who disagree with the party on hot-topic issues such as abortion and gay marriage....
  • Jews of France flee to the U.K to escape anti Semitic attacks

    02/26/2013 6:32:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | 2/26/13 | Shifra Unger
    The number of new faces seen every Shabbat in the synagogues of England, rose sharply in 2012, as French Jews are escaping a surge of anti Jewish attacks, according to press reports in the United Kingdom. The number of French Jews crossing the Channel to find a safe haven in the U.K. has increased as figures released this week showed a 58 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France for 2012. Last week, the Chief Rabbi of the U.K., Lord Sacks, warned: "the position of the Jews in Europe today is very difficult. There are threats now to ritual circumcision...
  • Hagel Approved for Defense in Sharply Split Senate Vote

    02/26/2013 6:28:54 PM PST · by South40 · 65 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 2/26/2013 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary on Tuesday after he survived a bruising struggle with Republicans, while President Obama’s nominee to be Treasury secretary moved closer to approval with bipartisan support. The votes suggested that the Republican blockade against the administration’s second-term nominees was beginning to ease.
  • Muslims Behead Another Christian Pastor

    02/26/2013 6:27:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 2/26/13 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A Christian pastor was recently slaughtered in the Muslim-majority African nation of Tanzania. While butchering Christian minorities is becoming increasingly common in that part of the Muslim world, the context for this latest slaughter is somewhat different than the usual forms of Christian persecution under Islam—such as allegations of “blaspheming” the name of Muslim prophet Muhammad. And yet, as in most forms of modern-day Muslim attacks on Christians, it too fits patterns and precedents. On February 11, Pastor Mathayo Kachili of the Tanzania Assemblies of God Church was beheaded by Muslims. According to the report, a spokesperson from the local...
  • MILLER: ABC insists edit of Michelle Obama gun gaffe was 'for time'

    02/26/2013 6:21:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 26 February, 2013 | Emily Miller
    ABC News edited out First Lady Michelle Obama saying that a Chicago teenager was killed with an “automatic weapon.” Hadiya Pendleton was allegedly shot by a gang member on probation for a weapons charge with a handgun, not a rifle, which would be semi-automatic (unless it was a revolver.) Robin Roberts got the first interview with Mrs. Obama since the inauguration in January, which she used to ask about gun-control efforts by President Obama. A spokesman for ABC News, Heather Riley, emailed me that, “The full story was posted to our website in advance of the interview being broadcast. The...
  • NIMBYs enter fray over safety

    02/26/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 16 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 24, 2013 | Editorial
    The "national conversation" Americans demanded after the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is fast turning into a diatribe hinged — in some instances unhinged — on government "doing something," no matter how meaningless or expensive. Increasingly, proponents of stricter gun laws and "mental-health reform" claim their demands are rooted in "common sense," a strategy that attempts to pre-empt reasoned debate that surely would unmask them as counterproductive, unaffordable, unenforceable or useless. When the cost of their proposals is challenged, the do-something crowd quickly deploys its "if-it-saves-one-life" excuse and demonizes its critics as enablers of future mass shootings. Still,...
  • ABC defends editing Michelle Obama’s ‘automatic weapon’ claim

    02/26/2013 6:11:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/26/13 | Michal Conger
    ABC is defending its decision to edit out an apparently erroneous claim by Michelle Obama in its broadcast of the first lady’s interview on Good Morning America today, saying it made the changes “solely” for the sake of time. As The Washington Examiner reported this morning, the first lady claimed during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago shortly after performing during the President’s Inauguration, was shot because “some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need.” In fact, Chicago Police reported Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened...
  • Ex-Bears QB Miller: Religion a barrier for gays in locker room

    02/26/2013 5:59:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 26, 2013
    Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Miller cited religion Tuesday in arguing that an openly gay player would not be welcomed in NFL locker rooms. “There are some religions that are just not going to accept a gay individual in the locker room,” Miller told "The McNeil and Spiegel Show" on WSCR-AM 670. “So now, are you as an organization going to bring that element into your locker room and think everything is going to be OK?
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    02/26/2013 5:59:01 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-26-13

    02/26/2013 5:46:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-26-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Charge dropped against 10-year-old who carried toy gun on school bus

    02/26/2013 5:33:32 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2013 | Donna St. George and Allison Klein
    Three weeks after a 10-year-old Alexandria boy was arrested for showing a toy gun to another student on a school bus, prosecutors dropped charges against the child Tuesday and his record was scrubbed clean. “We did not feel it was appropriate or productive to proceed with criminal prosecution and believe the matter can be best handled administratively within the school system,” said Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Randolph Sengel. The child’s mother, Nakicha Gilbert, said that she was glad her son’s courtroom travails had ended but that “it should’ve never happened” in the first place. The fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary...
  • State deer herd hit with hemorrhagic disease (LA)

    02/26/2013 5:28:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    LouisianaSportsman.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Andy Crawford
    Southcentral, Southeast Louisiana hit particularly hard, LDWF veterinarian says. Hunters could see sick deer this season, as hemorrhagic disease makes its way through the deer herd. The LDWF said deer in Southcentral and Southeast Louisiana have been particularly hard hit. LouisianaSportsman.com user “papa-p” was shocked when he checked his trail camera recently and found a photo of what could only be described as a very sick deer. “Hate seeing this picture on trail cam,” papa wrote on Oct. 12. “We had also found a young deer dead last month.” User “sportsman0917” worried it could be chronic wasting disease spreading from...
  • India financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan, says US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hage

    02/26/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by ravager · 9 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 27, 2013 00:03 IST | Mala Das
    New Delhi/Washington: India has sharply rejected that it "financed problems" in Afghanistan to create trouble for Pakistan, as alleged by Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's Defence Secretary nominee. Despite the controversy, the US Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirmation of Mr Hagel to be the US' next Defense Secretary. The confirmation is expected later in the day. "Senator Hagel's remarks are in sharp contrast to the viewpoint of the Obama Administration that has always been in praise of India's developmental role in Afghanistan and in fact has been pressing New Delhi to do more in Afghanistan," a statement...
  • Dreams of gas riches fading for NY landowners

    02/26/2013 5:10:10 PM PST · by posterchild · 31 replies
    AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tues Feb 26, 2013 | Mary Esch
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- When word spread about the potential natural gas riches of the Marcellus Shale, Kimberly More saw it as the hope for saving her horse farm. She figured that leasing her 170 acres to a drilling company could bring an upfront bonus of nearly half a million dollars, plus a monthly royalty when gas starts to flow, enough to pay for a new house, a new barn and her own riding business. "I have three young girls. My husband left," More said. "I don't want to be on social services. I want to take care of my...
  • Sure, the economy is creating jobs; guess where?

    02/26/2013 5:08:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration yucked it up when Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered an open invitation to California companies to come on down and check out the Lone Star state's business climate, chiding that maybe Texas should devote a little more of their time and resources to fixing their own domestic troubles and claiming that California is doing just fine in terms of job creation.But in Forbes' latest survey of The Best Cities for Good Jobs, Texas totally spanked California, snagging the top four spots and five out of the top six, while only San Francisco managed to take...
  • John Kerry says Americans 'have a right to be stupid' and tells how he lost his diplomatic passport

    02/26/2013 5:08:03 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Mail On LIne ^ | February 26, 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    'In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be... and we tolerate that,' Kerry said to a packed Internet cafe in Berlin.Kerry stopped in Berlin as part of his nine-country trip abroad - his first trip as secretary of state He recalled how he learned about the divide in postwar Berlin as a young man living with his American diplomat father
  • US defence secretary nominee backs Pakistan against India

    02/26/2013 5:06:48 PM PST · by ravager · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Feb 27, 2013, 01.06 AM IST | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: American conservatives trying to torpedo the confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for US defence secretary, have pulled out an "India card". Hagel has been accused of fingering India for its alleged disruptive role against Pakistan in Afghanistan. A shocked New Delhi, which sees Hagel as a friend, angrily denied any suggestion that India is a troublemaker in the region. The provocative remark, in which Senator Hagel accuses New Delhi of "financing problems" for Pakistan in Afghanistan, was dredged out by a conservative publication on the eve of his confirmation hearing which his former Republican colleagues have...
  • 7 things that must be at the top of Hagel's 'to do' list

    02/26/2013 4:59:52 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | By Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (ret.)
    It’s official. Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is our new Secretary of Defense. What challenges does he face as he takes over the Defense Department? Here's the truth: a broken Pentagon is in desperate need of an overhaul. Let’s start with the draconian budget reductions facing DoD as the “sequester” looms. If the sequester happens this week it will, for better or worse, have a direct impact on a full spectrum of Pentagon operations. For starters, the sequester will cut about $1 trillion dollars out of the Pentagon budget. That money will disappear without any considerations regarding either national security...
  • Alabama City Considering Ordinance to Disarm Citizens During Natural Disasters (VIDEO)

    02/26/2013 4:59:38 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 30 replies
    Guns. com ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    An Alabama city is considering an ordinance that would allow law enforcement to disarm citizens who appear to be acting “unruly” during a natural disaster or statewide crisis. Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar spoke to local news affiliate ABC 31 about the impetus behind what’s been described as the ‘emergency powers resolution.’ “We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It’s just to protect the workers working out there in a disaster,” Dollar said. In April of 2011, the city was hit by tornadoes causing lawmakers to rethink the way in which power is delegated during a state...
  • Democrats, specifically Maxine Waters slips admitting socialism

    02/26/2013 4:59:11 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 6 replies
    You Tube poster ^ | Apr 9, 2010 | CornerTalker
    Democrats describe their worldview and plans In Their Own Words