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  • Pickens County School Board Voted On New Policy To Replace The Prayer (SC)

    02/27/2013 4:28:37 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    wspa.com ^ | February 25, 2013
    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -- One plea after the other, people urged the Pickens County School Board to continue its policy of student-led prayer. "Please don't rob us of our faith," said Gary Gwinn, a Pickens County resident. The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue this school board if the prayers continue. That lawsuit could cost taxpayers like you millions of dollars. "You've got all this risk and in the end your going to lose anyway," said Pickens County School Board Member Alex Saitta. Religion and philosophy professor Dr. Peter Cohen runs Hillel, which is a Jewish organization on the...
  • The America Dream

    02/27/2013 4:20:40 AM PST · by EyeSalveRich · 3 replies
    radio | 2/27/2013 | Alistair Begg
    The American Dream-This morning on the radio I was listening to Alistair Begg preach about Naaman. He went on and on about how he was wealthy, powerful, highly respected, and lived in a highly desirable location. Then after specifically reiterating only wealth and power he said Naaman lived the American dream before there was an America. This was only an incidental statement in the scope of his sermon, and maybe he would back away from it if pressed upon, but I take strong exception to that idea. Is it just me, or is the idea that the American dream is...
  • Proposed Guntersville ordinance sparks controversy

    02/27/2013 4:18:09 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 19 replies
    WAAY TV ^ | Feb 25, 2013
    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville is causing controversy. The city council and mayor are considering a new ordinance that gives the city more power. Mayor Leigh Dollar says it would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster, like the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. But it would also give police officers more power. The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary. Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves. "We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It's just to...
  • 5 Reasons ObamaCare Will Add Far More Than $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

    02/27/2013 4:07:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2013 | John Merline
    On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions touted a government report that blew a $6.2 trillion hole in President Obama's promise that his signature health reform wouldn't add a dime to the deficit. According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, that promise rested entirely on several cost-control mechanisms in ObamaCare that almost no one thinks will work. [snip] Still, bad as this $6.2 trillion deficit boost is, the real figure is likely to be much higher, since the GAO is still being far too optimistic about the rest of ObamaCare. Here are five big assumptions the GAO makes that aren't...
  • Student hides in locker to catch a thief...and videotapes veteran TEACHER 'stealing money from kids

    02/27/2013 3:42:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 26, 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    A California high school student staged an undercover video sting operation to catch a thief in the act of stealing money from kids' backpacks. But to her surprise, the footage captured a teacher rummaging through students' belongings. Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti decided to hide in the locker in hopes of busting the crook who has been plundering cash from book bags during gym class for the past year. After all the students left the room, a teacher hung back, went through the kids' bags and took money, according to Betti. When the girl told her friends about it,...
  • Why not show up at Obama and Democrat scare mongering town halls and laugh at them?

    02/27/2013 3:31:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    2/27/13 | sff
    I was watching Fox, they had video of the clown's fear mongering speech in Virginia yesterday.. I just thought how GREAT it would be if some thinking people, instead of protesting by shouting or holding up signs....just laugh. Laugh at their lies. Would it unnerve some of these liars?
  • WaPo/Pew sequestration poll question oddly missing an option

    02/27/2013 3:22:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    hot air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, where is the option for Senate Democrats? It might be a secret to the Washington Post that Democrats control one chamber of Congress, but if they dug around a little bit, they might discover that Harry Reid runs the Senate. Of course, that hasn’t meant much in the last four years of budgeting, as Reid and his caucus have ignored the law that requires the Senate to actually produce a budget, but still, they’re at least nominally an independent player in this battle. By the way, if the Senate had followed the law and produced normal-order budgets, we wouldn’t...
  • SC: Student killed in shooting at CCU housing complex

    02/27/2013 3:02:32 AM PST · by upchuck · 6 replies
    WMBF ^ | Feb 26, 2013
    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A Coastal Carolina University student has died after a shooting at an off-campus student housing complex, university officials confirmed early Wednesday. Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, a sophomore student from Bennettsville, died Tuesday as a result of a shooting incident at University Place residence hall, CCU spokeswoman Martha Hunn confirmed. A shooter is still at large this morning. CCU Department of Public Safety Police Chief David Roper determined that because there is currently there is no apparent threat to students, faculty or staff, classes will be held on Wednesday as regularly scheduled. The 911 call came in...
  • Supreme Court to weigh states' rights vs. voting rights [Arguments TODAY!]

    02/27/2013 3:00:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | 2/26/13
    When the Supreme Court hears arguments today in a direct challenge to a central part of the Voting Rights Act, it will once again wade into a decades-old dispute over voting rights that has its roots in the country's long history of racism... On its face, the challenge to the Voting Rights Act is about how state and local officials run elections. But states' rights have underpinned much of the opposition to the law since it was first enacted, and today's hearing will feature familiar arguments. The issue is Section 5 of the law, which requires all or part of...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 27, 2013

    02/27/2013 2:48:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 26 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
  • Defense ‘sequester’ cuts could damage Macomb defense corridor

    02/27/2013 2:29:19 AM PST · by equaviator · 7 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 02/22/13 | Chad Selewski
    At the same time that County Executive Mark Hackel is promoting Macomb County as the “Defense Capital of the Midwest,” Congress appears ready to allow an $85 billion cut in the Defense Department that Pentagon officials warn could prove devastating. Facing a March 1 deadline to avoid the start of $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, the House and Senate are passively watching the clock tick rather than attempting to forge a compromise and avoid the across-the-board approach of the so-called “sequester” cuts. “There’s no question it will have an impact on our economy and on jobs,” Hackel said. “To...
  • Jamie Foxx joins Trayvon Martin 'Million Hoodie' vigil in NYC

    02/27/2013 2:21:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2/26/13
    Demonstrators including actor Jamie Foxx gathered in New York and Florida on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, reviving a national discussion on gun laws and racial profiling. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, 17, in the Orlando suburb of Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012, and initially went free based on his claims of self-defense. But a national outcry forced the city's police chief to resign and the governor to appoint a special prosecutor. Zimmerman now faces second-degree murder charges. He has maintained his innocence, and supporters say...
  • Newt sequencing may set back efforts to regrow human limbs

    02/27/2013 2:15:32 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 21 February 2013 | Zoe Cormier
    Amphibian's unique proteins cast doubt on existence of latent potential for regeneration. The ability of some animals to regenerate tissue is generally considered to be an ancient quality of all multicellular animals. A genetic analysis of newts, however, now suggests that it evolved much more recently. Tiny and delicate it may be, but the red spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) has tissue-engineering skills that far surpass the most advanced biotechnology labs. The newt can regenerate lost tissue, including heart muscle, components of its central nervous system and even the lens of its eye. Doctors hope that this skill relies on a...
  • Healed Syrians Return Home from Israel

    02/27/2013 12:25:43 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Chana Yaar
    Six of seven wounded Syrians returned to their homes across Israel's northern border after healing their injuries at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat. They were discharged early Wednesday morning and returned to Syria quietly, without incident, crossing the border at a point not disclosed to media “for their own safety,” according to the IDF. Syria and Israel are technically still at war, and there are also jihadists in the opposition forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad as well. Either side could have targeted the group for having gone to Israel -- and officials have not said which side the patients were fighting...
  • Mark Steyn's Antidote to Burqa-Mandating Texas Teachers

    02/27/2013 12:06:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew Bostom
    Todd Starnes of Fox News radio reports that Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick, chairman of the senate education committee, is launching an investigation, after outraged parents provided photographic evidence that their Lumberton (Texas) High School children were required to don burqas (and other Muslim garb), as part of an ostensible "geography lesson" on Islam. Moreover, students, as part of this unabashed Islamophilic indoctrination process at Lumberton High School, were told by their teacher, "we're going to change the way we perceive Islam," who then also proceeded to instruct them to compose an essay, according to the report, "based on a...
  • EU: ECB bond plan in jeopardy as Italy's voters reject conditions

    02/26/2013 11:30:47 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Italy's electoral earthquake is “a catastrophe for the euro and the European Union”, according to Luxembourg’s foreign minister, Jean Asselborn. The verdict was much the same in chancelleries across the eurozone, especially in those countries already starting to feel the first wave of contagion. “The result touches us all,” said Spain’s foreign minister, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo. “It is a jump into the void that bodes well for nobody, neither for Italy, nor for the rest of Europe.” Almost 57pc of the Italian vote went to parties that have vowed to tear up the EU austerity script. Together they control a...
  • Significant Cyberattack Incidents

    02/26/2013 11:14:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 02.26.13 | NA
    Last week, the American computer security firm Mandiant released a detailed study shedding light on the secret cybercorps of the Chinese government. The “Shanghai Group,” or Unit 61398 of the People’s Liberation Army, is believed to operate out of a nondescript 12-story building (above) on the outskirts of Shanghai. Over the past six years, Mandiant claims to have tracked thousands of attacks on American industry, business, government and military targets originating from that area. Given the ubiquity of information technology, the threat of cyberattacks will continue to grow. The scope of these assaults can range from accessing confidential information and...
  • 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...