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  • National German gun registry on target for launch

    11/23/2012 7:43:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11-19-2012
    National German gun registry on target for launch The German interior minister has said a countrywide database of all legal gun owners is set for launch on January 1. Hans-Peter Friedrich predicted a "considerable increase in security" as a result. The German government plans to launch its complete registry of legal gun owners at the beginning of next year, two years ahead of a deadline set by the EU. As with many German authorities, those responsible for weapons licensing and tracking operated on a local basis - with a total of 551 authorities around the country. Under new EU laws,...
  • Missouri Republicans are unlikely to expand Medicaid (Good! Let it implode)

    11/23/2012 7:36:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    kansas city star ^ | 11/23/2012 | JASON HANCOCK
    Here's how much Missouri Republicans oppose Obamacare. GOP lawmakers are reluctant to spend one dollar in state money for every 19-plus dollars of new federal money if that means expanding Medicaid eligibility in line with the president’s health care overhaul. The state has no extra money to spare, they say, so any expansion will likely result in cuts somewhere else, like education. It’s a stance that’s not playing well with their hometown hospitals, though, who say they badly need more Medicaid dollars as money they get from Washington for caring for low-income patients starts to go away. And now those...
  • Morsi grabs dictatorial powers in Egypt

    11/23/2012 7:34:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Say, how has Barack Obama’s Arab Spring policy worked out for us so far? Well, we bombed one dictator out of power in Libya, which set that nation free … to have terrorist networks openly operate and control the eastern part of the country, which resulted in the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi, and four American deaths. In Egypt, we pushed our longtime ally out of power after just eight days of peaceful protests, and then insisted on immediate elections in which only the radical Muslim Brotherhood could organize effectively — and they took over the government and the...
  • Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control

    11/23/2012 7:26:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/23/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Every so often, I share breakthrough stories about advances in “human rights” around the world. In France, it is against the law to say your husband is under-endowed or that your wife is fat. Across Europe, a satellite dish is now a human right. In Finland, broadband access is a basic right. There’s now an entitlement for free soccer broadcasts in Europe. In Italy, you have the right to…um…your testicles. Now, in honor of Sandra Fluke, the United Nations has decided that contraception is a human right. Not just a human right, a universal human right. The New York Times...
  • Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers (Hillary and Huma's MuzBro debacle)

    11/23/2012 7:26:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/22/12 | AP
    Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judiciary system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions. Riding high on U.S. and international praise for mediating a Gaza cease-fire, Mohammed Morsi put himself above oversight and gave protection to the Islamist-led assembly writing a new constitution from a looming threat of dissolution by court order. But the move is likely to fuel growing public anger that he and his Muslim Brotherhood are seizing too much power.
  • Washington Post Suspects Racism In GOP Opposition To Rice Nomination

    11/23/2012 7:23:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As I wrote this morning to the NewsBusters editor who alerted me to the Washington Post's editorial, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I don't read WaPo much, but somehow assume they're not quite as extreme as the New York Times. Silly me, judging by WaPo's ugly, over-the-top opinion item. Here's the ugly last paragraph from today's editorial: "Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we...
  • Marijuana Use Causes Brain Damage Confirmed

    11/23/2012 7:07:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 72 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | August 9, 2012 | Christine Hsu
    Scientists have confirmed the long-held suspicion that frequent heavy marijuana use damages the brain's memory and learning capacity. "Our results suggest that long-term cannabis use is hazardous to white matter in the developing brain. This was especially true for those who had started in adolescence, as we know the brain is still developing during this time," Lead researcher Dr. Marc Seal, from Melbourne’s Murdoch Children's Research Institute said in a university release. Scientists from MCRI, Melbourne University and Wollongong University compared MRI scans of the brain for 59 people who had been using marijuana for an average of 15 years...
  • US leads the world in ...carbon reductions? (Without relying on government green energy initiatives)

    11/23/2012 7:07:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    You read that correctly. And it's not because of Obama's green energy initiatives. Nor is it the result of any UN mandated program of carbon trading. It is certainly not because the US has religiously followed the Kyoto Protocols. It's because greedy capitalists find it easier to make money selling natural gas: Over the past six years, the United States has reduced its carbon emissions more than any other nation in the world. Efforts to curb so-called man-made climate change had little or nothing to do with it. Government mandated "green" energy didn't cause the reductions. Neither did environmentalist pressure....
  • Obama's 'Balanced Approach' Is an Unbalanced Lie

    11/23/2012 7:03:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Joe Herring
    SNIP SNIP In the absence of a budget, appropriations must be reauthorized through congressional action. This is done with a continuing resolution, which essentially is an agreement that we will "continue" to do all the things we've been doing, along with as many plums for ourselves as we can squeeze in under the radar. Clearly, there is nothing frugal about this activity; it is the opposite of that, and both sides in Washington know this, yet they pride themselves on their ability to play these games with our tax dollars. The phrase you're going to hear a lot in the...
  • Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices

    11/23/2012 7:01:50 AM PST · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23 Nov 2012
    Protesters set fire on Friday to the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a day after he assumed broad new powers not subject to appeal. Pro- and anti-Morsi rallies erupted in cities across Egypt. Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state media said, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi staged rival rallies across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers. The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were set ablaze in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, state television said. An...
  • Halle Berry's ex arrested after fight at her house [Shock: Money & Fame Doesn't Bring Happiness]

    11/23/2012 6:59:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | November 23, 2012
    Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery Thursday after he and the Oscar-winning actress's current boyfriend got into a fight at her Hollywood Hills home, police said. Aubry, 37, was booked for investigation of a battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $20,000 bail, according to online jail records. He's scheduled to appear in court December 13. Aubry came to Berry's house Thanksgiving morning and police responded to a report of an assault, said Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer. Aubry was injured in the altercation and was taken to a hospital where he was treated and...
  • The trap that Ariel Sharon built

    11/23/2012 6:57:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/23/2012 | Carolyne B. Glick
    The ceasefire agreement that Israel accepted Wednesday night to end the current round of Palestinian rocket and missile attacks is not a good deal for Israel by any stretch of the imagination. At best, Israel and Hamas are placed on the same moral plane. The ceasefire erases the distinction between Israel, a peace-seeking liberal democracy that wants simply to defend its citizens from molestation, and Hamas, a genocidal jihadist terrorist outfit that seeks the eradication of the Jewish people and the destruction of Israel. Under international law, Israel is not just within its rights to defend itself from Hamas. It...
  • The GOP and Racism, Yet Again

    11/23/2012 6:34:03 AM PST · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    NRO ^ | 23 nov2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more “racist.” The scare quotes are necessary because I don’t think the Republican party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic party does). But that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist for one reason or another. Right now, many in Washington — particularly the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus — insist that Republican attacks on U.N. ambassador Susan Rice are racist and, yawn, sexist. The basis for this...
  • Latest U-Haul Index Shows Californians Leaving for Texas

    11/23/2012 6:28:55 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 100 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 November 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    The U-Haul Index, popularized by economist Mark Perry, shows how much extra people in California are willing to pay to get out of town and head for Texas. Latest U-Haul Index Shows Californians Leaving for Texas The New American 23 November 2012 One of the best indicators of a state’s economic health, according to John Merline, writing in Investor’s Business Daily, is the “U-Haul Index” (first publicized by economist Mark Perry) to see what people are paying to move into, or out of, the state. Renting a 20-foot truck one way from San Francisco to San Antonio, Texas, for...
  • Obama's Soviet Mistake (This from Pravda)

    11/23/2012 6:25:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    Pravda ^ | 11/19/2012 | Xavier Lerma
    After Obama was elected in his first term as president the then Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January of 2009. Ignored by the West as usual, Putin gave insightful and helpful advice to help the world economy and saying the world should avoid the Soviet mistake. Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes...
  • Shame On The Gluttonous Bakery Union Members, Blasted Twinkie Killers

    11/23/2012 6:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/22/2012 | Dr. Mark Hendrickson Grove City College
    Drat! I’m bummed—saddened by the news that the Hostess company, home of the Twinkie and other venerable sugary snacks, is shutting down. I’ll bet I haven’t eaten more than three or four Twinkies in the last 30 years, so the demise of Hostess doesn’t adversely impact my lifestyle. It’s just that, for baby boomers like me, the Twinkie has historic significance in popular culture. Being a kid in the ‘50s meant watching “The Mickey Mouse Club” and “The Lone Ranger” and snacking on Twinkies and Tootsie Rolls. Twinkies were as American as baseball. Now the company that makes them is...
  • Black voters look to leverage their loyalty [BWA HA HA HA! Good Luck with that!]

    11/23/2012 5:59:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 23, 2012
    When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief. That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president —particularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes — they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway. "I think the president heard us loud and clear....
  • America's Iron Dome Dividend

    11/23/2012 5:57:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/23/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The great success of Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system is a good example of how Israel's military advances are important to the American military maintaining our cutting edge capabilities. An article by Bill Smearcheck of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), explains the promise for America: Iron Dome's proven effectiveness [a greater than 80 percent success rate - ed.] has greatly increased expectations that it will be a popular product on the world market and has drawn considerable attention to possible co-production in the United States. Developed by the Israeli firms Elta, mPrest Systems, and Rafael, the...
  • Walmart workers walk off job during Black Friday sales in Milwaukee area

    11/23/2012 5:47:50 AM PST · by tobyhill · 68 replies
    TMJ4 ^ | 11/23/2012 | WTMJ
    Black Friday has begun and reached full swing in Milwaukee, but some workers at America's biggest retailer have walked off the job. Workers at the 58th and Capitol location in Milwaukee and a Kenosha location walked off the job during Black Friday sales. 1 worker walked off in Milwaukee, while more left the job in Kenosha. "We're here not to bash Walmart, but to make Walmart a better place to work," said Jerry Synowicz, a Walmart employee, on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak." "We want a fair wage for a good days work. We're not asking for a lot. People...
  • Store robbery on North Broadway ends with clerk fatally shooting suspect(KS)

    11/23/2012 5:27:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 22 November, 2012 | DAN VOORHIS
    A robbery of a convenience store along North Broadway ended Thursday evening when a store clerk shot and fatally wounded one of two robbery suspects, Wichita police said. Shortly after 7 p.m., two armed men entered KC Gas & Groceries store at 1161 N. Broadway, said Sgt. Ron Hunt of the Wichita Police Department. Police got a call about a robbery shortly afterward. A store clerk fired a gun and shot one of the suspects, Hunt said. The other man ran out. A police officer arrived minutes later to find a man lying on the floor of the store. The...