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  • The GOP Is Dying Because The Liberty Movement Is Thriving

    12/06/2012 1:22:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 6, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    To the point of causing intestinal convulsions, there has been no shortage of analysis on the elections of 2012. Every no-name mop-head mainstream media hack with a niche audience has put in his or her two cents on the finale of perhaps the biggest non-event of the decade and almost every single one of them has been depressingly wrong or completely disingenuous - but perhaps this was to be expected. The word “journalist” has today become synonymous with “whore”, simply because success in the field makes whoredom essential. The job of news outlets is not to report on the facts,...
  • Remember those SHOT Show arrests?

    12/06/2012 1:08:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    weaponsman.com ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Weaponsman
    In 2010, the SHOT Show was roiled by the news of almost two dozen executives arrested in a massive bribery sting. The case has just concluded two years of falling apart with an interesting result: the 22 executives arrested are free and clear, and the FBI's ace informant, who seems to be a shockingly bad bloke even as CIs go, is going up the river on the charges that they were holding over his head. The taxpayers are out many millions (tens of millions?) on a political prosecution led by a familiar name -- Lanny Breuer -- to besmirch the...
  • ANNIE COULTER TAKES APART THE NUMBERS . THEN SHE SHOWS US WHY WE LOST IN NOVEMBER.

    12/06/2012 12:58:47 PM PST · by jimsin · 104 replies
    ANN/S BLOG ^ | DEC, 5TH 2012 | ANN COULTER
    AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO December 5, 2012 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services355 I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama. On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980....
  • Man holds 2 accused of road rage at gunpoint

    12/06/2012 12:49:14 PM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    WQOW Wisconsin ^ | 12/06/12
    <p>WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Police say a man who accused two people in a road rage incident in Wausau held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.</p> <p>A 49-year-old Appleton man called 911 from Highway 29 Tuesday afternoon saying the van he had just passed was ramming his SUV from behind. The dispatcher told the caller to pull off the road and wait for officers.</p>
  • Immigration Not A Fix For An Aging Population

    12/06/2012 12:43:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 15 replies
    Based on Census Bureau estimates, USA population will increase from 309 million in 2010 to 436 million in 2050, mostly from immigration - However, the working-age (18-65) share of the population will grow only slightly faster.
  • Gun-packing Atlanta air travelers land in jail(GA)

    12/06/2012 12:42:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    blogs.ajc.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Christopher Seward
    Monday was a busy day for Transportation Security Administration agents on the lookout for weapons at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Within a two-hour period, agents confiscated three guns from travelers and police arrested them, , according to Channel 2 Action News. So far this year, TSA agents have confiscated 87 guns at the airport, one of the busiest in the nation. By comparison, 69 guns were taken from travelers last year at Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • Obama's official inauguration will be private

    12/06/2012 12:42:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day. The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday that activities will last three days: a day of service on Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday.
  • Senate slams human rights with NDAA 2013 troop deployment on US soil

    12/06/2012 12:33:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | december 6, 2012 | deborah dupre
    In a slam to human rights in the United States, on Tuesday, Senators unanimously passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2013, including potential dictatorial capacity to deploy the U.S. military on U.S. soil to arrest citizens. One amendment to the 2013 version of the defense spending bill unanimously passed Tuesday by the Senate clarified the right to trial of “citizens and permanent legal residents” detained under the relevant sections of the revamped measure, but according to civil and human rights experts, this amendment created the potential for even more rights violations than NDAA 2012. The amendment, "the Feinstein-Lee Amendment,"...
  • Senate Unanimously Passes 2013 NDAA; Power to Arrest Americans Remains

    12/06/2012 12:27:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | december 5, 2012 | joe wolverton
    Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Senate did it again. By a vote of 98-0 (two senators abstained) lawmakers in the upper chamber approved the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Not a single senator objected to the passage once again of a law that purports to permit the president, supported by nothing more substantial than his own belief that the suspect poses a threat to national security, to deploy the U.S. military to arrest an American living in America. As The New American reported, an amendment to the 2013 version of the defense spending bill passed by...
  • Months before graduation, West Point cadet quits, citing culture of overt religion

    12/06/2012 11:58:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/6/2012
    A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week, telling The Associated Press that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional prevalence of religion in the military. "I've been trying since I found that out: What can I do? What can I possibly do to initiate the change that...
  • Arctic Route Paves New Way for Gas Trade

    12/06/2012 11:55:32 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    wsj.com/video ^ | 12/3/2012 2:45am | Ken Brown
    A Norwegian tanker full of natural gas is scheduled to deliver to Japan after traveling through the Arctic Ocean. The WSJ's Ken Brown explains how this route will change the way people sell gas. Up Next Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
  • Jim DeMint tells Rush Limbaugh how to fix GOP, tweaks Boehner

    12/06/2012 11:46:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Jim DeMint tells Rush Limbaugh how to fix GOP, tweaks Boehner By: Kevin Cirilli December 6, 2012 01:38 PM EST In an interview on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Thursday, retiring Sen. Jim DeMint offered his take for how to get the Republican party back on track - and he joked about dumping House Speaker John Boehner. DeMint’s resignation as South Carolina senator sent shock waves through the Beltway earlier in the day, when the tea party leader announced he was leaving the Senate to become Heritage Foundation president. “I think it’s safe to say that [House Speaker John] Boehner...
  • NewsBeast Layoffs Begin (Liberal Newsweek print staffers getting the boot right now!)

    12/06/2012 11:36:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Adweek ^ | 12/6/12 | Lucia Moses
    It's got to be a sad day at the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., where the layoffs that have been in the offing since the company announced it would fold Newsweek have begun. The staff got an email at lunchtime today from editor in chief Tina Brown and CEO Baba Shetty notifying them that editorial staffers would learn if their positions are being eliminated. The company announced in October that it would take Newsweek digital-only in 2013—it's expected to lose $40 million this year—ending a costly experiment to combine the weekly newsmagazine and online upstart into a profitable entity.
  • Terrorists Enter U.S. via Resettlement Program for “Vulnerable Refugees” (DHS & UN)

    12/06/2012 11:30:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 6, 2012
    Islamic terrorists—including two al Qaeda affiliates indicted last year in Kentucky—have entered the United States legally through a resettlement program that helps tens of thousands of “the world’s most vulnerable refugees” start a new life in America each year. Known as the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), it’s a joint venture between the State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees the nation’s lawful immigration. The two agencies are responsible for deciding which refugees are granted USRAP resettlement consideration. USCIS is hands on and conducts individual, in-person interviews with applicants to determine if...
  • Bi-national gay couples anxiously wait for marriage law

    12/06/2012 11:25:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | Edith Honan
    (Reuters) - Santiago Ortiz was deeply in love and, he believed, near death when he when asked Pablo Garcia to leave his native Venezuela and join him in New York. There was no time to bother with a visa. Ortiz was HIV positive and he wanted Garcia with him. That was 26 years ago. Ortiz, an American, is still alive. He and Garcia were married in Connecticut last year. And Garcia still does not have a visa. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, blocks federal recognition of same-sex relationships. "I told him, 'I might die tomorrow, I might die...
  • [Victory] Federal Court: Ohio Precious Metals Dealers Licensing Scheme Unconstitutional

    12/06/2012 11:24:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    1851 Center for Constitutional Law ^ | December 6, 2012 | 1851 Center for Constitutional Law
    Federal Court: Ohio Precious Metals Dealers Licensing Scheme Unconstitutional Act regulates business in response to constitutionally-protected advertising, and prohibits legitimate purchases of gold and silver 1851 Center for Constitutional Law December 6, 2012 YouTube:Nov 16, 2012 - Ohio Coin Dealer Suing State Over Scrap Metal License Requirementshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLRlb6AjjgM Liberty Coins - Delaware, Ohiohttp://liberty-coins.com/ Columbus, OH – A federal court late yesterday ruled that Ohio’s regulatory scheme governing those purchasing gold, silver, and other precious metals – the Precious Metals Dealers Act- violates the First Amendment. The ruling, made by Judge Watson of the Columbus division of the Southern District of...
  • Study: Total Eagle Ford CAPEX to Reach $28 billion in 2013

    12/06/2012 11:14:41 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | December 06, 2012 | Wood Mackenzie|
    The Eagle Ford Shale continues to hold enormous value, especially for companies that own premium acreage and are well-positioned in the play according to a recent analysis by Wood Mackenzie. The biggest three players – EOG Resources, BHP Billiton and ConocoPhillips – have a combined remaining value of US$30 billion. "With US$28 billion in capex being spent in 2013 and development now in full swing, the excitement in the Eagle Ford Shale and value being extracted from the play continues to exceed expectations." explains Callan McMahon, Upstream Research Analyst for Wood Mackenzie. "In terms of overall investment, from 2012 through...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Christmas commercial upsets One Million Moms (JCPenney is at it again...)

    12/06/2012 11:02:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/6/12 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    The commercial itself is hardly controversial. Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, wearing holiday-themed gloves and hat, sits at a diner table with three of Santa's elves. She asks them to make more toys for a JC Penney contest, and ends up accidentally insulting the tiny little helpers with a bunch of clumsy short jokes.
  • Meet Tim Scott, The Man Conservatives Want To Replace Jim DeMint (Nikki Haley can appoint him)

    12/06/2012 10:58:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/06/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Tim Scott, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, is quickly becoming the favorite to replace South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who announced his resignation from Congress Thursday morning. CNN's Peter Hamby first reported that DeMint — who leaves to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank — wants Scott to be his replacement. It's a choice that makes sense to conservatives as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley prepares to make an appointment. Whomever Haley appoints will hold the seat until a special election is held in 2014 to pick a permanent replacement to fill DeMint's seat. There...
  • Loaded Guns In Cars Legalized In Topeka(KS)

    12/06/2012 10:57:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wibw.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Giang Nguyen
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Now that the city of Topeka has approved the 2012 Uniform Public Offense Code, openly transporting a loaded firearm in your car will be legal. The new ordinance takes effect next Monday, December 10, according to City spokeswoman Suzie Gilbert. "Shawnee County allows the open transportation of loaded weapons, but the city of Topeka had up to now, prohibited that," Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said. In most of the State of KS, that's the same way. You can transport a firearm, in cars loaded." Others say it could only lead to trouble. "My main concern...