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  • Judge Rejects Atheist Bid for Right to Perform Marriages

    12/03/2012 7:51:58 PM PST · by Bronzy · 5 replies
    WIBC Indy's News Center ^ | 12/3/2012 | By Eric Berman
    Judge Sarah Evans Barker says granting clergy the right to perform marriages is the kind of accommodation of religion the First Amendment protects, not a denial of rights to the nonreligious.
  • Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees UPDATE: Boehner Scoffs

    12/03/2012 7:45:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 118 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Monday December 3, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership have removed several conservative House members from their respective powerful committee positions, Breitbart News has learned. Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee. Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for...
  • Dick Armey quits FreedomWorks

    12/03/2012 7:45:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/3/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence. Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter. “We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said. “As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through...
  • We’re trying to stop the UN from regulating the Internet, Ambassador Kramer says

    12/03/2012 7:41:24 PM PST · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 03, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    A U.N. conference that kicked off today in Dubai has sparked fear of Internet censorship in the U.S. -- something U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer said he is doing everything in his power to prevent. “Nothing regarding the Internet do we want subject to U.N. review and regulation,” Kramer told FoxNews.com. Monday marked the first day of an 11-day conference. Kramer, who leads the U.S. delegation at the conference, said that the first day had “gone well” and so far delegates are “still in the early stage, talking about what should be reviewed when.” No specific regulations have been debated yet....
  • Obama urges Russia to work with U.S. to extend arms pact

    12/03/2012 7:40:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/3/12 | reuters
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Russia on Tuesday to work with the United States to "update" a decades-old agreement on dismantling nuclear and chemicals weapons that is set to expire in mid-2013. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in October that Moscow intended to end the 1992 agreement, the latest sign that the much-vaunted "reset" in relations between the Cold War-era foes may be running out of steam. Obama, attending a conference of nuclear anti-proliferation experts at the National War College in Washington, took note of Moscow's complaints and expressed optimism the pact would be extended. "Russia has...
  • The Loss of the Fourth Estate and the Threat to American Liberty

    12/03/2012 7:35:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11-28-12 | Wallace Henley
    One of the most chilling realities of the contemporary age in the United States and other Western nations is the demise of the Fourth Estate. The death of a vigorous and free press came when mainstream media and other vital components of the information establishment became propaganda organs for the government. "If it were left to me to decide whether we should have a government without a free press or a free press without a government, I would prefer the latter," said Thomas Jefferson. Edmund Burke, an 18th century British political philosopher, seeded the concept of the Fourth Estate. The...
  • M5.8 - 44km W of Anchorage, Alaska

    12/03/2012 7:31:55 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 25 replies
    USGS National Earthquake Information Center ^ | 12/04/2012 | USGS National Earthquake Information Center
    A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage at 4:42 this afternoon. The earthquake was centered 27 miles directly west of Anchorage in Cook Inlet, right next to Tyonek. Several smaller aftershocks followed the initial earthquake. Map at link.
  • Climate Facts Ignored Amid Hysteria at UN Summit in Doha

    12/03/2012 7:13:12 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 December 2012 | Alex Newman
    Despite clear facts arguing against global warming, alarmists and government representatives are still assembled at the climate summit in Qatar. Climate Facts Ignored Amid Hysteria at UN Summit in Doha The New American 03 December 2012 To coincide with the United Nations global warming summit in Doha, Qatar, the usual flurry of hysterical press releases repackaged as “news” and a barrage of dubious “studies” from tax-funded climate alarmists have made headlines in the establishment media — all of it, critics say, aimed at creating at least the perception of support for UN goals. Notably absent from the shrill warnings...
  • Obama, Media Whitewash Morsi´s Pro-Jihad, Anti-Jew Past

    12/03/2012 7:05:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/3/12 | Staff
    Islamofascism: To hear the president and his media stenographers, Egypt´s new leader is a "practical" guy who´s surprisingly Westernized. He loves our movies and even the "ERA." Such positive reviews provide Mohammed Morsi a fig leaf of secularism and legitimacy. But they cannot hide his dark Islamist heart. Time magazine does its best, however, in an "exclusive interview" with Morsi. It lets him filibuster, uninterrupted, about his alleged support for America´s once-proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for women, claiming that´s what his Muslim Brotherhood party stands for, too. Sharing more details from the interview on MSNBC,
  • Lawmaker to take another shot at concealed carry(KS)

    12/03/2012 7:05:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ljworld.com ^ | 2 December, 2012 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — Supporters of carrying concealed guns in Kansas will reload when the 2013 legislative session starts in January. “We can trust the average Kansan to carry a deadly weapon,” said Rep. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona. “It is not the weapon that is evil; it is criminals that misuse weapons.” Knox was elected to the Kansas Senate in November and will take that position in January. During the last legislative session, Knox pushed a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take their weapons into public buildings, such as university classrooms, dorms, city halls and other such structures if those...
  • CNN Blames Culture of 'Manliness' For Belcher Murder/Suicide

    12/03/2012 6:39:38 PM PST · by chessplayer · 89 replies
    On Saturday, a rich 25-year-old man, Jovan Belcher, murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend, the mother of his child. First, columnist Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports suggested that this “25-year-old kid” wasn’t responsible for his actions – it was the “gun culture” that was to blame. Then, Bob Costas of NBC repeats this idiotic notion, even though the 6’2”, 228 lb. linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs could easily have murdered his girlfriend with a knife. Now CNN is getting in on the act. Leading their website this afternoon is an op-ed from Kevin Powell, former Democratic Congressional candidate in New York,...
  • U.S. military court removes judge in Fort Hood massacre case

    12/03/2012 6:39:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Jim Forsyth | ^ | 12/3/12 | Reuters
    The top U.S. military appellate court on Monday ruled that the judge presiding over the case of an Army major charged with a 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas is not impartial and ordered him removed. The court also set aside the order by the judge, Colonel Gregory Gross, that accused gunman Major Nidal Hasan be forcibly shaved. The action by the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces further delays the trial of Hasan, 42 (snip)
  • U.S. Plans for New H5N1 Science Reviews Ruffle Researchers

    12/03/2012 6:33:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 30 November 2012 | David Malakoff , With reporting by Martin Enserink
    Enlarge Image Risky science. The U.S. government is proposing special reviews for experiments that might increase the risk posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus (brown). Credit: Wikimedia Researchers are giving mixed reviews to a draft U.S. government plan to subject some grant requests for studies involving the H5N1 avian influenza virus to special reviews—and perhaps even require the work to be kept secret. Elements of the plan have been "very controversial within [the] U.S. government" committee that developed it, Amy Patterson, associate director for science policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, told a...
  • Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees

    12/03/2012 6:26:04 PM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 122 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3 Dec 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership have removed several conservative House members from their respective powerful committee positions, Breitbart News has learned. Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee. Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for...
  • Store owner not charged after shots fired(FL)

    12/03/2012 6:23:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    abc-7.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Steve Campion
    MATLACHA, FL - Gunfire on Matlacha shook the typically quiet coastal community Monday morning when a bait shop owner let off shots in what he says was self defense. As Joe Miceli readied his Matlacha restaurant Monday morning around 10:00 a.m., bullets flew next door to him at D & D Bait Shop. "Just two gunshots," said Miceli, Restaurant Owner. The bait shop owner told us -- off camera -- crooks tried robbing the business off Pine Island -- a shock to long time customers. "It's a small town out there," said customer Kyle Clement. Clement didn't realize why Lee...
  • Despite ‘war on Catholics,’ faculty & staff at Catholic universities gave overwhelmingly to Obama

    12/03/2012 6:18:49 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 62 replies
    Ninety-one percent of faculty and administrators from America’s top Catholic universities who contributed to presidential campaigns in 2012 gave to President Obama, a Campus Reform investigation has revealed. The strong support for President Obama from Catholic schools came despite Democrats’ controversial health care legislation which could force employers to provide contraception for employees even though it is explicitly forbidden under Catholic doctrine.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-3-12

    12/03/2012 5:55:08 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-3-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • INDIA-CHINA: NEW BORDER TALKS, NEW BORDER ROW

    12/03/2012 5:53:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 11/29/2012 | Jeff Smith & Amanda Sawit. eds.
    China and India will hold talks on their disputed border December 3-4, when Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon will meet outgoing Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo in Beijing. Menon explained that the two sides are in the “second stage” of the dispute settlement process, and are now “agreeing on a framework to settle the boundary.” The two countries have held 15 rounds of Special Representatives (SR) talks since 2003, although the December meeting in Beijing is not being billed as a formal round of SR talks. Those will have to wait until China replaces Dai Bingguo with a...
  • Wars of Independence: William Wallace

    12/03/2012 5:43:07 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    'This is the truth I tell you: of all things freedom’s most fine. Never submit to live, my son, in the bonds of slavery entwined.’ William Wallace... On 11th September Wallace and Murray achieved a stunning victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. The English left with 5,000 dead on the field, including their despised treasurer, Hugh Cressingham, whose flayed skin was taken as a trophy of victory and to make a belt for Wallace’s sword. The Scots suffered one significant casualty, Andrew Murray, who was badly wounded and died two months later. 'Commander of the Army of the Kingdom...
  • Taiwan develops own “carrier-killer” missile

    12/03/2012 5:40:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 11/29/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Taiwan’s Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology has completed a series of tests of its Hsiung Feng III (HF-3) ‘carrier killer’ anti-ship missile. The missile, first showcased at the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition in August 2011, is a ramjet-powered, 120kg payload supersonic anti-ship missile with an estimated range of 130km to 150km and a maximum speed of Mach 2 – about twice the speed of sound. The Taipei Times reports that the HF-3 could be deployed on the west coast across from the mainland. That positioning would use mountains for cover against mainland missiles while bringing targets...