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    12/15/2012 5:45:04 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2012
    Live Press conference scheduled to begin at 8 AM
  • N.Korean Rocket Used Cutting-Edge Navigation (satellite navigation)

    12/15/2012 5:35:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    N.Korean Rocket Used Cutting-Edge Navigation The long-range rocket North Korea launched on Wednesday was apparently equipped with cutting-edge navigational technology. National Intelligence Service chief Won Sei-hoon told lawmakers on Thursday that analysis by NASA showed that the satellite mounted on top of the rocket left its trajectory faster than ordinary satellites. Won said the North appears to have acquired "remote-controlled guidance technology" that caused the satellite to shift its path after being separated from the rocket. This means North Korea also tested technology that could increase the accuracy of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The North also apparently used technology from the...
  • A prayer for Sandy Hook

    12/15/2012 5:14:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Barber
    Matt Barber envisions slain kindergartners playing at Jesus' nail-pierced feet In light of today’s horrific developments in Newtown, Conn. – developments so sorrowful that no words will do – I felt it only appropriate to pull my regular column for this week. I offer, instead, the only words I can at this inexpressibly mournful time: A simple prayer. ~ Matt Barber Please come, Lord Jesus. Come, King Jesus. Come soon I pray. Yet, even still come now, Holy Spirit, until such time. We need you. As the banked fish gasps for that which, without, she will surely die, so too...
  • John McCain, Colin Powell support expanding military abortions

    12/15/2012 4:24:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | Johanna Dasteel
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2012, ( – Sen. John McCain and the former Secretary of State Colin Powell are backing a move in Congress that would expand abortion on U.S. military bases. The two prominent Republicans are supporting a measure to authorize taxpayer funding of abortions for military women whose children are conceived by rape. Currently, bases only provide abortion to save the life of the mother. If passed, the amended Defense Authorization bill would match federal employee health insurance, which already compels tax dollars to pay for abortions of children alleged to be conceived by rape. While the Senate...
  • US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

    12/15/2012 1:34:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2012 9:10 PM EST | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is drawing no “red line” for North Korea after a successful long-range rocket test, tempering the public condemnation to avoid raising tensions or possibly rewarding the reclusive communist nation with too much time in the global spotlight. The U.S. has told the world that it won’t tolerate Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons or Syria’s use of chemical stockpiles on rebels. North Korea, in some ways, is a trickier case. The U.S. wants to forcefully condemn what it believes is a “highly provocative act,” and that was the first public reaction from the White House late Tuesday. But...
  • US and UK refuse to sign UN's communications treaty

    12/15/2012 12:41:31 AM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | December 14 2012
    The US, Canada, Australia and UK have refused to sign an international communications treaty at an conference in Dubai. The countries had objected to calls for all states to have equal rights to the governance of the internet. But the breaking point was the addition of text relating to "human rights".
  • Tom Monaghan sues feds over new health care law (Domino's Founder)

    12/15/2012 12:33:27 AM PST · by true believer forever · 46 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | December 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>"Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a "gravely immoral" practice. He's a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino's Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.</p>
  • Gun-Control Battle Looms in Light of Connecticut Massacre

    12/14/2012 11:24:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 09:52 PM | Todd Beamon
    Gun-ownership groups were preparing themselves on Friday for another barrage of anti-firearm moves following the horrific mass killing at a Connecticut elementary school. The National Rifle Association and most groups were keeping silent on the day that 28 people, including 20 young children, were shot dead. “Until the facts are thoroughly known, NRA will not have any comment,” the group, based in Fairfax, Va., said in a statement reported by the Atlantic. But some organizations spoke out, including Gun Owners of America, which has about 300,000 members and is headquartered in Springfield, Va. “Gun-control supporters have the blood of little...
  • House Democrat says “fiscal cliff” vote could go into 2013

    12/14/2012 10:57:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:32am EST | Fred Barbash
    The failure of Democrats and Republicans to break the impasse over the “fiscal cliff” is raising the possibility of Congress going beyond the year-end deadline to complete the work necessary to avert steep tax hikes and budget cuts that experts fear could push the nation into another recession. A top Democrat in the House of Representatives said if the two sides agreed in principle on a deal but ran out of time to draft and pass the legislation implementing it, Congress could pass a temporary measure and work out the details in the following weeks. Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland,...
  • Michael Moore: The NRA hates freedom

    12/14/2012 9:01:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies ^ | December 14, 2012
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at the National Rifle Association this afternoon after news broke about the horrific shooting in Connecticut. “The NRA hates freedom,” he wrote on Twitter. “They don’t want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive.” Moore insisted earlier that it was important for gun control proponents to discuss the issue – especially during times of tragedy. “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy,” he wrote.
  • 22 kids, 1 adult hurt in China school knife attack

    12/14/2012 9:00:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING (AP) -- A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens. The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8 a.m., said a police officer from Guangshan county, where the village is located.
  • 2 Bulls fans shot after game in Philadelphia

    12/14/2012 8:54:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    2 Bulls fans shot after game in PhiladelphiaStaff and wire services 7:43 a.m. CST, December 13, 2012 PHILADELPHIA -- Two Bulls fans bragging about the team’s 96-89 victory in Philadelphia Wednesday night were shot while riding a train on the west side of the city, police said. The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. after “a little bit of banter” between the two fans and two other people, described as between 16 and 19, at 46th and Market streets in West Philadelphia, police said.
  • Abortion: Every sixth foetus showed signs of life

    12/14/2012 8:45:00 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Politiken (Denmark) ^ | 14. dec. 2012 KL. 10.33
    Midwives’ chairwoman says ‘a sorrowful situation’. For the first time ever in Denmark, a survey has shown how many foetuses show signs of life following a late term termination, according to Kristeligt Dagblad. Previously, conventional wisdom has suggested that 10 per cent of foetuses gasped or showed other signs of life following a late term abortion between the 12th and 22nd week of pregnancy. But statistics from Denmark’s second largest maternity clinic at the Aarhus University Hospital Skejby show that out of 70 late terminations between August 2011 and November 2012, 11 – or 16 per cent - showed signs...
  • Celebrities Demand Gun Control on Twitter: ‘Stop Defending Your Right to Bear Arms. You’re Stupid’

    12/14/2012 8:25:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 115 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The Connecticut school shooting that left 27 people dead — including as many as 20 children — has prompted Hollywood celebrities to demand stricter gun control because they believe it will prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. “Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late,” far-left filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted. “At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.” “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy,” he added. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson agreed. “We need gun control. Stop defending...
  • Wide spread corruption in the banking system (TruNews Broadcast)

    12/14/2012 8:22:54 PM PST · by Errant · 7 replies
    TruNews. ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Rick Wiles
    Rick discusses the events that led to the record fine levied against HSBC with guest Dr. Jerome Corsi. This is an eye opening, revealing broadcast about worldwide banking corruption and a MSM ignored whistle blower whose heroic efforts forced the government to prosecute HSBC for illegal money laundering. Streaming Audio: MP3 File Download: Interview with Dr. Corsi begins at approximately the 18 minute mark.
  • After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi (the wife) changed campaign reports

    12/14/2012 8:17:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Natasha Korecki
    After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi changed campaign reportsBy Natasha Korecki Political Reporter December 14, 2012 12:32AM Five days after Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, filed a series of amendments to her ward committee’s campaign fund, revealing dozens of previously undisclosed transactions that went back three years. That includes at least $13,000 in previously undisclosed transfers from her husband’s congressional account into her ward organization account, a Sun-Times review of campaign records show. Among the undisclosed transactions shown in the amended reports were monthly transfers of $1,250 to his wife’s 7th Ward Independent Political...
  • Commerce secretary: Return $544K in fish fines

    12/14/2012 8:16:55 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | JAY LINDSAY
    The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Friday ordered federal regulators to return about $544,000 in unjust fines collected from 14 fishermen or fishing businesses, most of whom worked Northeast waters. Secretary Rebecca Blank also directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to forgive two other complainants a combined $150,000 in debt. Her decisions followed the second phase of a lengthy probe into charges by New England fishermen of abusive, unfair treatment by the officers and attorneys who enforce the nation's fishing laws. Blank's decisions mean nearly $1.2 million in unjust penalties has now been ordered returned to fishermen. In May...
  • Murdoch calls for automatic weapons ban

    12/14/2012 8:07:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed support for an automatic weapons ban tonight following today's shooting in Newtown, Conn. "Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?," Murdoch wrote on Twitter. Murdoch made a similar call following the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., in July: "We have to do something about gun controls. Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more," he tweeted. News Corp. owns Fox News, where contributors have been objecting to calls for gun control throughout the day.
  • Jindal Calls for OTC Birth Control Sales So Dems Can’t “Demagogue the Issue”

    12/14/2012 7:48:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) called for the over-the-counter sale of birth control pills in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Friday, saying that the federal government had no business restricting access to the medication. “Democrats have wrongly accused Republicans of being against birth control and against allowing people to use it. That's hogwash. But Republicans do want to protect those who have religious beliefs that are opposed to contraception,” Jindal wrote. …
  • Gingrich to Obama: “Bring Back Colin Powell”

    12/14/2012 7:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 07:47 AM | Greg McDonald
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama should nominate Colin Powell as secretary of state as a “bipartisan” gesture toward mending fences with Republican senators who rejected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the post. “I actually think it would not be a bad idea for President Obama to seriously consider seeing if Colin Powell would come back out of retirement because Colin did endorse him,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “That might be a bipartisan step that would move us in a direction of a different kind of dialogue,” he said, suggesting that Powell’s moderate...