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  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem' [99.9% of the media IGNORE THIS OUTRAGE!]

    01/08/2013 6:32:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    One of the reasons that President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner had difficulty agreeing to a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction and avoiding the "fiscal cliff" was that both men disagreed on the nature of the debt problem. Boehner believes that government spending is the problem while Obama believes the problem is the rising costs of health care, not government spending. During those negotiations, Obama repeatedly told Boehner that "we don't have a spending problem," Boehner recalled in an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore.
  • Fiscal Cliff: Obama to demand one trillion in new taxes, no spending cuts

    01/08/2013 6:28:41 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 1/8/13
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Fox. He says Obama is doubling down again, will demand $1T in additional taxes and no spending cuts as debt limit fight begins.
  • Racino probe targets Dems’ high rollers

    01/08/2013 6:23:08 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/08/13 | JOSH MARGOLIN and CARL CAMPANILE
    The feds are grilling state Senate Democratic insiders as part of an explosive probe into an alleged Aqueduct casino bid-rigging scandal, The Post has learned. Investigators are asking questions about the roles of then-Senate Democratic leaders John Sampson and Malcolm Smith and others who were accused of helping the Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) land a multibillion-dollar casino contract three years ago, sources said. The state ultimately rescinded the contract in 2010 amid a state inspector general’s probe into claims of favoritism. The IG’s office referred its scathing findings to federal authorities for potential prosecution.
  • Django.WhiteHut.gove Petition must be addressed if it gets 9,049 more signatures

    01/08/2013 6:15:19 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Piers Morgan deporation petition is going to be addressed because it passed the threshold of 25,000 votes. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975918/posts There are 14 more days to get the required number of signatures on the petition to establish a gun-free zone around the pResident and send the Secret Service home is in the final stretch. This petition illustrates the insanity of gun-free zones, and the hypocrisy of a politicians surrounding themselves with armed guards while insisting that our children be soft targets. We have to fight the gun-grabbers on every front or they are going to win. This is just another front.
  • Hugo Chavez Hit By Cuba's Surgical Strike

    01/08/2013 6:00:46 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7 Jan 2013 | Editorial
    Americas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is dying of cancer in Havana, in a live demonstration of Cuba's vaunted socialized medical care. He went there instead of Brazil because he wanted to make a political statement. What irony. As party cronies hover at his bedside, Cuban officials bark orders to the government in Caracas, and red-shirted Chavistas hold vigils, all signs are pointing to an imminent exit for the Venezuelan leader who controls a huge part of the world's oil. He's going out exactly as he wouldn't have liked — helpless and at the mercy of doctors, a far cry from the...
  • Staten Island couple fights for their future [Angry at INSURANCE company...not Obama's Ineptitude]

    01/08/2013 5:54:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    silive.com ^ | 1/3/13 | Judy L. Randall
    ... Sheila and Dominic Traina of New Dorp Beach have become the Staten Island poster family for Hurricane Sandy.... ...[The Occupier of the Oval Office] walked down their block, he heard about their plight firsthand, and wrote a note to the couple’s grandchildren promising them he would help... The couple recently turned down a $10,000 payout from AllState, their insurance carrier for the 43 years they lived in the house, saying it was vastly inadequate... They describe their local AllState agent as “very insensitive” to their view of what happened and to their overall concerns. And they’re upset that an...
  • Yes, Obama, There Is A Spending Problem

    01/08/2013 5:52:29 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/7/2013 | IBD Staff
    Deficits: Apparently, President Obama never got around to reading the final report of his own deficit commission. How else to explain his belief that federal spending isn't the cause of the nation's debt crisis? That's apparently what Obama told House Speaker John Boehner during their recent "fiscal cliff" negotiations. "At one point several weeks ago," Boehner told the Wall Street Journal, "the president said to me, 'We don't have a spending problem.'" [snip] When it comes to federal spending, Obama is like the alcoholic who says that the only drinking problem he has is when he can't get a drink.
  • McChrystal backs gun restrictions

    01/08/2013 5:51:00 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 123 replies
    politico.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal backed banning assault weapons on Tuesday, saying guns like the M4 and M16 belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets. ”I spent a career carrying typically either a M16 and later, a M4 carbine,” McChrystal said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And a M4 carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56 millimeters, at about 3,000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It’s designed to do that. That’s what our soldiers ought to carry.” He added, “I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind...
  • Gabby Giffords launches group to counter gun lobby

    01/08/2013 5:45:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/8/2013 | Alastair Jamieson
    A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday -- the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured. A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise funds to counter influence of the gun lobby.” The couple last week visited Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire in an elementary school, killing 20 children and six adults in December. They also met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control...
  • Vitter: Harry Reid is ‘an idiot’

    01/08/2013 5:26:31 AM PST · by Enosh · 14 replies
    Sen. David Vitter called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid an “idiot” for his remarks on Friday that the people of New York and New Jersey suffered more in Hurricane Sandy than Gulf Coast residents did during Hurricane Katrina. “Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,” Vitter (R-La.) said in a statement and on Twitter. “Both Katrina and Sandy were horribly destructive storms that caused real human misery. And by most any measure, Katrina was our worst natural disaster in history.” Vitter pointed to the simple math and statistics from...
  • Byron York: GOP may use debt ceiling to force Harry Reid to pass budget

    01/08/2013 5:09:57 AM PST · by upchuck · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Byron York
    Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. ... Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers' expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then. There's no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made...
  • Shell’s Arctic drilling rig towed to safe harbor

    01/08/2013 5:02:33 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 7, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A massive campaign to free a grounded Arctic drilling rig that employed more than a dozen ships and some 730 people cleared a big hurdle Monday, as salvagers pulled the vessel to safe harbor in Alaska. Salvage teams anchored the Kulluk rig in Kodiak Island’s Kiliuda Bay after arriving there at 10 a.m. Alaska Standard Time, 1 p.m. Monday in Houston. But for Shell, which owns the 266-foot conical drilling unit and planned to use it to continue a $5 billion quest for Arctic oil this summer, the work is just beginning. Salvage specialists will conduct a detailed inspection of...
  • VIDEO: PIERS MORGAN SHOUTED DOWN BY GUN NUT IN FIERY INTERVIEW OVER US GUN LAWS

    01/08/2013 4:10:51 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | January 8, 2013 | Andy Wells
    PIERS Morgan managed to keep his calm in the face of an explosive rant during an interview for his TV show. Morgan interviewed Alex Jones, the man who set up a petition to have the Brit deported from America over his views on gun control, for his CNN show. But instead of giving an interview, the furious Jones shouted non-stop at Morgan for nearly 15 minutes - and even offered to FIGHT the former BGT judge in a boxing ring. Morgan invited Jones to appear so they could debate the thorny issue of gun control in America in the wake...
  • An F for effort on holding down tuition

    01/08/2013 4:04:01 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington post ^ | 12-31-12 | charles lane
    At the University of Minnesota, the number of employees with “human resources” or “personnel” in their job titles has grown from 180 to 272 since the 2004-05 academic year. Since 2006, the university has spent $10 million on consultants for a vast new housing development that is decades from completion. It employs 139 people for marketing, promotions and communications. Some 81 administrators make $200,000 per year or more. In the past decade, Minnesota’s administrative payroll has gone up three times as fast as the teaching payroll, and twice as fast as student enrollment. Oh, and tuition more than doubled in...
  • Bloomberg anti-gun ad marks second anniversary of Arizona shooting

    01/08/2013 3:44:21 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Gregory Wallace
    This mother’s passionate plea for gun control will air in living rooms around the country on the second anniversary of her daughter’s death. “My nine-year old daughter was murdered in the Tuscon shooting,” says Roxanna Green. “I have one question for our political leaders: when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby?” “Whose child has to die next?” Her daughter Christina was among the six killed and 13 wounded in the shooting at neighborhood event with then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on January 8, 2011. Giffords was among those wounded and who eventually resigned from Congress to...
  • Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

    01/08/2013 3:09:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Tina Burnside
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded. "Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others," Giffords wrote on the website. "Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence." The website, titled "Americans for Responsible Solutions", also features an opinion article that the couple penned, which was published by...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 8, 2013

    01/08/2013 2:51:29 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Omaha Wendy’s Franchise Forced to Cut Employee Hours Thanks to Obamacare

    01/08/2013 2:29:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 7, 2013 | jim hoft
    An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan. WOWT reported: A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame. “Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers....
  • Unmanned J-6 fighter jets put on Fujian air base

    01/08/2013 12:12:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2013/01/07 | Stanley Cheung and Lilian Wu
    Unmanned J-6 fighter jets put on Fujian air base 2013/01/07 17:19:30 Hong Kong, Jan. 7 (CNA) A large number of old J-6 fighter jets that have been converted into unmanned attack aircraft are being stationed at Liancheng Air Base in Fujian province, according to the latest issue of Kanwa Defense Review. China's Huanqiu.com cited the Canadian online magazine as saying that satellite photos taken on July 31, 2011 showed there were at least 55 of the J-6 aircraft on the base. The magazine said the air base most likely has more J-6s than any other base in Fujian, showing that...
  • India selects Airbus Military MRTT for six-aircraft deal

    01/08/2013 12:05:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Flight International ^ | 01/07/2012 | Dominic Perry
    India selects Airbus Military MRTT for six-aircraft deal India has selected the Airbus Military A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) as its preferred bid for a six aircraft requirement to supply the nation's air force. Airbus Military says it expects the deal to be finalised later this year. The decision follows a flight test campaign carried out in India where the aircraft was used to refuel multiple fighter types and also performed operations from high-altitude air bases. The European type had faced competition from the Ilyushin Il-78MK, offered via Russia's Rosoboronexport arms agency. Domingo Ureńa Raso, Airbus Military chief executive, says:...
  • Why Canada Should Buy The Saab JAS39 Gripen E “Next Generation” Fighter

    01/07/2013 11:45:28 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kyle Meema
    Why Canada Should Buy The Saab JAS39 Gripen E “Next Generation” Fighter Editor’s note: Defence Watch reader Kyle Meema has researched alternatives to the F-35. In a two-part series running Monday and Tuesday he argues that Canada should purchase the Gripen fighter aircraft. By Kyle Meema Defence Watch Guest Writer Part One: Candidates: The Various Alternatives Contrary to the assertions of politicians and officials[1], there are several viable alternatives to the F-35A. The Rafale, Eurofighter, Next Generation Gripen, and F/A-18 E Super Hornet are all very capable fighter jets that could serve Canada very well. While the Rafale performs very...
  • ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’

    01/07/2013 11:11:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    It hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter. And then Rob Parker re-emerged. Parker continued: “It was just a conversation that’s had in the black community when athletes, or famous entertainers or whatever, push away from their people. And that’s really what it’s about. You saw it with O.J. Simpson, and some other people, where they say, ‘Well I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ So it’s more about that, not about RGIII and what’s...
  • Parker Keeps Digging: Insists 'Cornball Brother' Comments About RG3 Taken 'Out of Context'

    01/07/2013 10:29:47 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    "[J]ust when we were finally starting to forget about those asinine comments [Rob] Parker made about Robert Griffin III on ESPN First Take about a month ago—and just as Parker was about to finish up his 30-day suspension from the Worldwide Leader—he's come out and, in a way, tried to defend what he said once again," Chris Yuscavage of Complex.com reported today. "During an interview on a program called Flashpoint on Channel 4 in Detroit over the weekend, Parker talked about the backlash he received after calling RGIII a 'cornball brother' and didn't seem all that contrite about what he'd...
  • Red China: What Direction for Legal Reform under Xi Jinping [no rule of law]

    01/07/2013 9:56:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown China Brief ^ | 1/4/2013 | Carl Minzner
    Hopes for reform in China have risen in recent weeks. Xi Jinping’s decision to make Shenzhen the site of his first formal inspection tour as party general secretary spurred predictions that he will seek to assume Deng Xiaoping’s mantle as an economic reformer (“Xi Jinping’s ‘Southern Tour’ Reignites Promises of Reform,” China Brief, December 14, 2012). Similarly, Xi’s speech regarding China’s need for the rule of law—given on the 30th anniversary of the 1982 constitution—gave rise to press speculation that he may pursue legal and political reform (South China Morning Post, December 13, 2012; AFP, December 4, 2012). Naturally, this...
  • Showtime Hails Gorbachev as the ‘Real Democrat,’ Reagan Enabled ‘Growth of Right-Wing Media Empire’

    01/07/2013 9:33:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | January 07, 2013 | Brent Baker
    Tonight, viewers of CBS-owned Showtime will be treated to the ninth of ten installments of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, which has attacked U.S. leaders – from FDR to Ronald Reagan – from the far-left while hailing the virtues of communists. Last Monday’s installment, on Carter and Reagan, offered a representative sampling of Stone’s worldview, an hour which included displaying a woman holding the Media Research Center’s “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media” placard as he fretted over how President Reagan “enabled the growth of a right-wing media empire” which has “dramatically lower the standards of American political...
  • Alabama Wins National Championship (Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14)

    01/07/2013 9:21:36 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama Wins National Championship Cork GainesJanuary 7, 2013 In the end, it wasn't even close. Alabama blew out Notre Dame 42-14 and Nick Saban has now won three national titles in four years. Here are the final moments...(Click to the site to see the video)
  • Gun Laws in Chicago 'Don't Even Exist,' Sputters Clueless Ed Schultz

    01/07/2013 9:16:14 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    This isn't the self-imposed idiocy commonly exhibited by liberals, but a rarefied strain found in left-wing radio and MSNBC. Ed Schultz, standing astride both, embodies it. Bad enough that Schultz insisted on his radio show Friday that heck no, gosh darn it, Bill Clinton was absotively, posalutely never tried in the Senate after he was impeached during the Lewinsky scandal. This from a man whose radio program begins with the lead-in, "where truth and common sense rule." (audio clip after page break) On that same radio broadcast, Schultz dug deep to reveal he's not equipped to render a valid opinion...
  • Clinton Not Tried in Senate After Impeachment, Ed Schultz Comically Insists

    01/07/2013 9:08:40 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    Ed Schultz's grasp of American history in the BB era -- Before Barack -- is tenuous at best. And when Schultz is wrong about something from that ancient realm of our past, he makes a fool out of himself. On his radio show Friday, Schultz got on the wrong side of an argument with a better informed caller. Naturally, Schultz couldn't resist hanging up on the man and labeling him an idiot.
  • Southern Europeans flee to London to find work

    01/07/2013 8:57:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 07 January 2013
    Britain, and especially London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures. 5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times newspaper. The number of national insurance registrations for Spaniards across Britain has soared by 25% year on year. The unemployment rate is more than 25% in Spain. …
  • Dershowitz: "Racist And Bigoted To Say That Guns Are Quintessentially American" (video)

    01/07/2013 8:54:13 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 66 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    ALAN DERSHOWITZ: I don't think it's the NRA power. I think it's people like us, not the two of us, but Americans who care about guns aren't doing enough to make our case to the public. Because we think it's their issue. We've given that issue over to them because they have lobbyists they pay money. But in the end, the people determine the outcome. And it's wrong, and it's racist and it's bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American. They may represent a part of America, but my grandparents who came over from poland and live in Brooklyn,...
  • The New WH Chief of Staff and Citigroup (background on the new Treasury pick)

    01/07/2013 8:47:34 PM PST · by gotribe · 4 replies
    ... [Lew] oversaw a Citigroup unit that profited off the housing collapse and financial crisis by investing in a hedge fund king who correctly predicted the eventual subprime meltdown and now finds himself involved in the center of the U.S. government’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs. . . . [I]t is his few years at Citi — in particular the one year he spent at its then-$54 billion proprietary trading, hedge fund and private equity unit — that’s likely to raise the most eyebrows in the coming weeks as Lew faces a Senate confirmation hearing. Especially his unit’s investments in...
  • Obama’s $264 Billion Tax Bill for 2013 May Spark New Recession

    01/07/2013 8:44:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 10:18 PM | David A. Patten
    With the fiscal cliff deal and many Obamacare taxes taking effect, Americans will be slammed with an estimated $264 billion in new taxes this year alone—making 2013 memorable for delivering one of the largest one-year tax increases in American history. The math breakdown of the new taxes is simple: Key parts of the Bush tax cuts will expire as a result of the new fiscal cliff legislation, hitting American taxpayers with a tax bill of about $39.5 billion each year for the next decade. … Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi issued a projection that the tax burden will cut GDP...
  • White House responds to 'Deport Piers Morgan' petition

    01/07/2013 7:38:39 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    politico ^ | 1/7 | dylan byers
    Breaking news during tonight's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight: On the heels of Morgan's fiery interview with Alex Jones, the man who started the petition to deport the CNN host, the White House addressed the petition. The official White House statement, via spokesman Jay Carney: The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy." The petition to deport Morgan has gained more than 100,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 required to warrant...
  • Program guaranteed to reduce gun crime: tax credit or voucher for new gun safe purchases

    01/07/2013 7:15:36 PM PST · by BushMeister · 36 replies
    Self ^ | 01/07/2013 | Self
    Governments subsidize the behavior they want to see more of, and punish behavior they want to curtail. If liberals want to see people locking up their guns, then they should favor subsidizing this behavior. I'm providing the link for a gun safe comparison website, in case anyone wants to use it do come up with other ideas.
  • Man sentenced to life-term for '07 maul hammer triple murder

    01/07/2013 7:12:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    A man who was convicted of using a maul hammer to kill his wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law in their West Rogers Park home because he felt disrespected was sentenced to a life prison term, prosecutors said. Daryoush Ebrahimi, 61, was sentenced today in connection with killings that happened on Feb. 17, 2007 at their apartment. Ebrahimi had been convicted of the three murders last August, prosecutors said in a press release. According to prosecutors, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments were called to Ebrahimi’s home in the 6400 Block of North Washtenaw Avenue after a relative called 911 after receiving...
  • Piers Morgan: Unbelievably Wrong and Dishonest

    01/07/2013 7:05:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 01/07/2013 | WARREN REDLICH
    Piers Morgan has continued with his gun-bashing. Here's his latest, Deport Me?Morgan makes a number of huge mistakes and misrepresentations in his assault, not unlike Jason Alexander's rant against the AR-15.Here are key points where Morgan (and other gun control nuts) go unbelievably wrong: [M]y anger turned to blind rage when I saw the reaction to this hideous massacre in America. … Sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, rocketed …. And … Brownells said it sold more high-capacity bullet magazines in three days than it normally did in three-and-a-half years.What is behind this apparently...
  • What a plank! Bizarre start to men's fashion week in London

    01/07/2013 6:59:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 1/7/2013 | Amanda Williams
    <p>British Fashion Council member David Gandy has vowed to make London the 'menswear capital of the world.'</p> <p>Bizarre hats made out of wooden planks, models with 'blacked out' faces, and some ankle swinging sportswear were among some of the truly outlandish designs which kicked off Men's fashion week today.</p>
  • Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House!

    01/04/2013 4:56:28 AM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Art Moore
    Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” "Claims 6 American Muslims have strong influence on U.S. policy " The Egyptian article was translated and...
  • ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ dischargees to receive full back pay from DOD

    01/07/2013 6:34:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/12 | Carlo Muńoz
    In a landmark settlement, the Pentagon has agreed to give full back pay to U.S. service members who were discharged due to their sexual orientation under the military's “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The payouts will be granted to service members dismissed from the military under the now-repealed policy on or after November 2004. “This means so much to those of us who dedicated ourselves to the military, only to be forced out against our will for being who we are,” former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins said in a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought...
  • NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center

    01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff
    From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by...
  • The tarring of Chuck Hagel

    01/07/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 7, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    Before they were girls, they were women. Before that, they were girls. I am not talking here of the chronology of females but of acceptable usage. Back in the 1970s, for instance, the use of “girl” could trigger a stinging rebuke and the damning charge of male-chauvinist piggism — or why else would a man call a woman a girl? This was the Golden Age of political correctness, which now, it seems, has its last redoubt on, of all places, the opinion pages of the robustly anti-PC Wall Street Journal.
  • Panetta to Return to His Walnut Farm, “Dealing With a Different Set of Nuts”

    01/07/2013 6:10:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in announcing his stepping-down from his federal job, said the time has come for him to be with his family at his walnut farm where he can deal “with a different set of nuts,” which prompted laughter from the audience. “The time has come for me to return home to my wife Sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren, and my walnut farm—dealing with a different set of nuts,” Panetta said Monday at the White House, alongside President Barack Obama, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. …
  • Illegal immigrant pleads guilty in ‘total identity theft’ case in 18-month prison deal

    01/07/2013 6:06:07 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | By Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. — An illegal immigrant accused of assuming the persona of a Texas teacher pleaded guilty Monday in a case that put a face on the growing crime of “total identity theft” in the United States.
  • Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report: We Did 333,964 Abortions; 1 Every 94 Seconds

    01/07/2013 6:02:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011. That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds. … The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.” …
  • Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare

    01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate
    If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. … What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age. What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-7-13

    01/07/2013 5:55:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-7-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Rand Paul: Less Aid to Israel Would Increase Its Sovereignty

    01/07/2013 5:49:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Jan 2013 05:34 PM | Stephen Feller
    If financial aid to Israel were slowly decreased over time, it would increase the Jewish state’s sovereignty because they wouldn’t need to get permission from the U.S. every time they need to defend themselves against aggressive neighbors, Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday. Paul said that while he knows the idea of decreasing any kind of foreign aid is a “minority opinion” in Washington, it will be a lot harder for America to help others “if we are out of money,” reported Fox News. …
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    01/07/2013 5:38:33 PM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    InvestigativeProject.org ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • Rally for Texas Independence Austin Tuesday 1-8-13 high noon

    01/07/2013 5:32:16 PM PST · by austingirl · 50 replies
    Texas Nationalist Movement ^ | 1-7-13 | austingirl
    Texas was an independent nation from 1836-1845. If you believe that the time has come, rally in a peaceful, positive manner with fellow Texas patriots on the North Steps (the statists will be on the south steps)at the Capitol in Austin at high noon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 to let your voice be heard. If you believe that the federal government has infringed your liberty by violating the Tenth Amendment, by devaluation of the dollar, engages in reckless spending and borrowing that threatens your future, join us!
  • John Brennan's extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nomination

    01/07/2013 5:23:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/7/12 | Glenn Greenwald
    Prior to President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, a controversy erupted over reports that he intended to appoint John Brennan as CIA director. That controversy, in which I participated, centered around the fact that Brennan, as a Bush-era CIA official, had expressly endorsed Bush's programs of torture (other than waterboarding) and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of immunizing lawbreaking telecoms for their role in the illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program. As a result, Brennan withdrew his name from consideration, issuing a bitter letter blaming "strong criticism in some quarters prompted by [his] previous service with the" CIA. This...