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  • 24-Year-Old Jew Murdered in Iran- 24-year-old Daniel Magrufta, who was dating the daughter

    01/02/2013 8:35:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/13 | Elad Benari
    A 24-year-old Iranian Jew, a member of one the most well-known and wealthiest families in Iran, was murdered last week, Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday. According to the report the man, who was identified as Daniel Magrufta, was dating the daughter of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The report added that it was at first believed that Magrufta was murdered during a robbery at his home, but no evidence indicating that his home had been broken into was found. The woman whom Magrufta was dating was reportedly arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the murder but...
  • If demography is destiny, good news for Texas, North Dakota and D.C.

    01/02/2013 7:55:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michael Barone
    Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the census was conducted in April 2010 and to almost 313 million in...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: These tax hikes on the rich are just first step of “the balanced approach”

    01/02/2013 7:49:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, "balanced approach" is Obama's Orwellian term for selling tax hikes to the public as a condition of spending cuts even though there's nothing remotely balanced about our fiscal problems. Spend 10 seconds looking at the graphs in Yuval Levin's new post at the Corner. That's the reality that the "balanced approach" pretends to address. As Levin said in another post today, “The fiscal trajectory of our welfare state is not sustainable, no matter how much taxes go up.”But okay. The left’s new talking point, pushed by The One himself, is that they absolutely positively won’t negotiate over the...
  • Magazine Ban of 2013 (Video - Bill Will Be Introduced This Week!)

    01/02/2013 7:48:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    YouTube - Military Arms Channel ^ | 1-2-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    The House Democrats (Diana DeGette, D-CO) are submitting a bill in the next few days to Congress to ban any magazine over 10 rounds in capacity. We must act now to stop this erosion of our 2nd Amendment rights! 11:32
  • Lateral Move (Free Republic mentioned)

    01/02/2013 7:32:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-2-2012 | Ed Driscoll
    Lateral Move December 2, 2012 Ed Driscoll “Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago,” the New York Times claims: If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel,...
  • Tim Carney: How corporate tax credits got in the 'cliff' deal

    01/02/2013 7:24:06 PM PST · by gotribe · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Tim Carney
    The "fiscal cliff" legislation passed this week included $76 billion in special-interest tax credits for the likes of General Electric, Hollywood and even Captain Morgan. But these subsidies weren't the fruit of eleventh-hour lobbying conducted on the cliff's edge -- they were crafted back in August in a Senate committee, and they sat dormant until the White House reportedly insisted on them this week. The Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012, which passed through the Senate Finance Committee in August, was copied and pasted into the fiscal cliff legislation, yielding a victory for biotech companies, wind-turbine-makers, biodiesel...
  • Netanyahu: West Bank Could Go Way of Egypt, Syria

    01/02/2013 7:23:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cbn news ^ | 1/2/13 | Julie Stahl
    JERUSALEM, Israel - Areas of Biblical Judea and Samaria (West Bank) under the Palestinian Authority rule could end up with a regime change like that in Egypt or a shaking like what is going on in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Speaking at the start of a Bible study at his home, Netanyahu likened the current situation in the Middle East to the beginning of the portion of the Jewish Bible (Torah -- first five books of the Bible) being studied this week. "Now there arose a new king over Egypt," Netanyahu said, quoting the passage from Exodus...
  • Flashback Obama 2008: 'I Will Make It Impossible' To 'Slip' Last Minute Pork In Bill

    01/02/2013 7:14:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/2008 | staff
    Speaking at a campaign event on September 22, 2008: "I'll make our government open and transparent so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people's business. As Justice Louis Brandeis once said, sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. As President, I will make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork-barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one is looking because when I am president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."

    01/02/2013 7:06:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    In this powerful documentary produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (, you will learn how governments have historically deprived people of firearms ... and then wiped them from the face of the earth. This is the true story of Gun control from around the world, especially in the 20th century. It details how governments have ALWAYS BEEN the biggest threat to the safety, security and prosperity of the people. While Americans can see how this could happen in other countries, most can't EVER imaging it being able to happen here because there are so many rights guaranteed...

    01/02/2013 6:50:58 PM PST · by Buddy Sorrell · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 2, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting. ** UPDATE -- Boehner is now making concessions in what AMA’s Meyer says is an attempt “to try to save face.” The Hill reports he told Republicans he won’t negotiate one-on-one with President Barack Obama anymore.
  • NCSL’s Annual List of State Laws Going Into Effect on Jan. 1

    01/02/2013 6:46:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NCSL ^ | 12/20/12
    Along with New Year’s resolutions, Jan. 1 marks the day many new state laws go into effect. In our annual tradition, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has compiled a list of some of the most interesting ones. In 2012, all but four states met in regular session and enacted more than 29,000 bills and resolutions. Not all new laws go into effect on the first of the year—it depends on the state’s constitution and whether the statute itself specifies when the law will officially begin. Among the wide variety of new laws NCSL has identified, several have made...
  • Gun Group To Give Armed Teacher Training In 15 States (Buckeye Firearms Foundation Course)

    01/02/2013 6:38:19 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 2, 2013 02:41 PM CST | Natasha Lennard
    Although many lawmakers, the president and gun control advocates immediately scoffed at the NRA’s suggestion that schools needed more armed personnel to avoid tragedies like that of Sandy Hook Elementary last month, teachers and school staff are voluntarily flocking to arms training courses. Ohio-based Buckeye Firearms Foundation has launched an Armed Teacher Training curriculum to offer gun training to teachers and school workers. According to Ohio’s Fox 19, “As of Wednesday, the Armed Teacher Training Program has attracted more than 600 applicants from several states including Ohio, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,...
  • Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/2/13 | Robert
    As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed "the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood." And Pamela Geller has noted that "Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been...
  • UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Won’t Be On Time Warner Cable

    01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
    Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. “Getting this transaction done was very difficult,” he writes. (Read the network’s official statement after the original break of the story.) Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale “Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead.” Time Warner Cable says that it is “removing the service as quickly as possible.” The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time...
  • Analysis: Ireland’s EU takeover bad news for Israel

    01/02/2013 6:12:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 1/2/13 | Herb Keinon
    Israel's harshest critic in the EU assumes the organization's presidency in a time of diplomatic turbulence. Ireland, perhaps Israel’s harshest critic inside the European Union, assumed the position of the EU presidency on Monday at a time when Israel is already bracing for a rocky period with the body over the stalled diplomatic process and construction beyond the Green Line. While the importance of the EU presidency has waned significantly in recent years as Brussels has increased its power and the EU’s foreign policy chief – and not the EU presidency – now chairs meetings of its foreign ministers and...
  • What happens with the Fiscal Cliff legislation?

    01/02/2013 6:01:58 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 7 replies
    Jan 2, 2012 | Vanity
    What happens to the legislation set up last year to impose the fiscal cliff impact?
  • France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than 'hate speech'

    01/02/2013 4:09:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02 Jan 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikes Writing in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago excitingly explains how the French minister is going beyond mere prosecution for those who post such tweets and now "wants Twitter to take steps to help prosecute hate speech" by "reform[ing] the whole system by which Twitter operates", including her demand that the company "put in place alerts and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-2-13

    01/02/2013 5:49:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies ^ | 1-2-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Gun-hating New York Journal News Hires Armed Security After Map Controversy

    01/02/2013 5:45:54 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Less than two weeks after a New York regional newspaper created a national controversy by publishing an online map of registered gun owners in its circulation area, the Journal News has once again brought attention to itself by hiring armed guards to protect its employees, an obvious case of hypocrisy given the publicationÂ’s virulently anti-gun editorial stance. As you would expect, the Journal News, which had previously touted its love of transparency and an informed public when it published its database of pistol permit holders, did not reveal this information to the public. The news was broken instead by the...
  • Des Moines Register publishes gun-ban column advocating deadly violence against NRA, GOP leaders

    01/02/2013 12:31:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Fox News
    Donald Kaul retired earlier this year. Now he has decided to return to writing occasional opinion columns for The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. brought out all his ugliness. In a column that appeared after the shooting with the headline "Kaul: Nation needs a new agenda on guns," he proposed a new liberal agenda: repeal the Second Amendment, declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal, and well, make violent threats to Republican leaders and NRA members. The Des Moines Register published this junk on December 29.