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  • Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released...

    01/14/2013 3:52:33 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2012 | By David Rose
    The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported. This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year. Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased. Some climate scientists dismissed the significance...
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians fleeing country after Islamist takeover

    01/14/2013 3:37:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/14/2013 | Richard Spencer
    Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty. "Most of our people are afraid," Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said. "Not a few are leaving - for America, Canada and Australia. Dozens of families from this church alone are trying to go too." Father Mina's church has an important place in the history of the Arab Spring. It was struck by a car bomb on...
  • Obama, the Constitution and a Permanent State of Emergency

    01/14/2013 3:36:05 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    January 14 | Katechon
    Obama's EXECUTIVE ORDERS against guns are coming our way. The Obama régime is declaring a war on The Gun, and they want this war to be PERMANENT. They want the exception to become the norm. Forever. That’s why a hot war is inevitable. Article 1 of the Constitution establishes that "the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, UNLESS when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it" -- but it does not specify which authority has the jurisdiction to decide on the exceptional suspension of the Constitution. Another passage of Article...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...
  • Border Patrol agents capture another group of Albanian immigrants(in South Texas)

    01/14/2013 3:32:55 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    KGBT ^ | 01/12/2013 | Sergio Chapa
    Four illegal immigrants from the tiny European nation of Albanian are facing deportation after being caught near Brownsville. U.S. Border Patrol agents caught the four wading across the Rio Grande River in Brownsville on Wednesday. The four immigrants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio on Friday. Judge Recio sentenced them to time served but they are now facing deportation. The group makes up a total of 16 Albanian immigrants caught in Brownsville since late December. Border Patrol statistics show only 38 immigrants from the southeast European nation were arrested along the entire southwest border in 2011.
  • Shale Gas Will Fuel a U.S. Manufacturing Boom

    01/14/2013 3:09:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | January 9, 2013 | Kevin Bullis
    Chemical producers abandoned the U.S. in droves. Cheap natural gas is luring them back. People predicting a manufacturing renaissance in the United States usually imagine whirring robots or advanced factories turning out wind turbines and solar panels. The real American edge might be in something entirely more mundane: cheap starting materials for plastic bottles and plastic bags. The plummeting price of natural gas, which can be used to make a vast number of products, including tires, carpet, antifreeze, lubricants, cloth, and many types of plastic, is luring key industries to the United States. Just five years ago, natural gas prices...
  • List of IRS Forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or early March 2013

    01/14/2013 2:58:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    1/11/13 | email
    List of IRS Forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in late February or early March 2013January 11, 2013 Late on January 1, 2013, Congress passed HR 8 (Tax Relief Extension Act) which extended almost all of the Federal tax provisions that had expired at the end of 2011 and 2012. The IRS announced on January 9th that they will not accept electronic or paper returns before January 30, 2013, a delay from the original January 22nd beginning date. This is necessary to allow them time to reprogram their systems to comply with the changes included in the Tax Relief...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, January-14-2013

    01/14/2013 2:33:44 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 45 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent

    01/14/2013 2:32:31 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | january 14, 2013 | paul bedard
    An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study. But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama's push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump. The GAO study...
  • Obama Authorized U.S. Participation in Botched French Somalia Mission

    01/14/2013 2:24:25 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1-13-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama informed Congress Sunday evening that U.S. forces were present in Somalia on Friday for a French raid to rescue a hostage from al-Shabaab. The attempt to rescue the intelligence officer who had been held by the terrorist group for three years went very wrong, though. One French commando was killed in the operation and another is missing. Al-Shabaab claimed that the commando is now their hostage. And French army consultant Denis Allex, the pseudonym for the intelligence officer, is presumed dead.
  • Mother Rejects Abortion After Seeing Baby’s Smile in Ultrasound

    01/14/2013 2:19:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    For decades, ultrasound has had the power to convey the beauty and reality of human life before birth. Conveying that power, the London Daily Mail newspaper today reports on the story of a mother who rejected abortion and chose life for her baby after seeing him smile in an ultrasound. Katyia Rowe was told her baby would never be able to walk or talk, but a real-time ultrasound scan showed him blowing bubbles and waving his arms, so she decided to go through with the birth. he died just 9 hours later, but she is very glad she chose life...
  • Our 2nd Amendment right: the militia is the key

    01/14/2013 2:16:10 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Alan Keyes
    Any effort to disarm the American people is unlawful. That is clear according to the "laws of nature and of nature's God" and the clear, plain language of the Constitution. Moves to disarm the people are unequivocally the benchmark of a design "to reduce them under absolute despotism." Despotism is Barack Obama's purpose and the purpose of any and all forces in our society who support his bid to render Americans defenseless. Some of his less astute supporters are already sighing aloud about the need for dictatorship. Others, less imprudent, slyly promote the notion that to secure ourselves against madmen...
  • Gunning for revolution

    01/14/2013 2:12:52 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Larry Klayman
    Since the fraudulent re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as president – the "mullah in chief" not eligible to be president as he is not a natural born citizen – he has thrown his weight around as if he were our king. First, virtually unopposed by a functionally dead Republican opposition, Obama rammed down the people's throats considerable income tax increases to modest and top income earners and small businesses, increased the capital gains and estate taxes and eliminated so called loopholes in the tax code – all to socialize the American economy by having these individuals and businesses "pay their...
  • Obama: No haggling on debt ceiling, can use executive action to tighten gun laws

    01/14/2013 2:12:30 PM PST · by Capt.Michaels · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Foxnews.com
  • NBC: 'Big Differences' Between Obama's 2006 Vote Against Debt Ceiling And Today

    01/14/2013 2:05:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh, well, yeah, true, then-Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. But, um, you see, that was very different. Because there were, um, "big differences"—that's it! Such was the way NBC senior political editor Mark Murray sought to cover for President Obama today while discussing the impending debt ceiling vote on MSNBC's News Nation with host Tamron Hall. So just what were these "big differences," you might ask? Well, explained Murray, "in 2006 there wasn't this kind of big protracted battle over the debt ceiling at all. It wasn't a big issue . . . it...
  • Obama: I’m Nice to Republicans.. Doesn’t Stop Them From Blasting Me For Being Big Spending Socialist

    01/14/2013 2:04:33 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    During his press conference today Barack Obama played the socialist card, “When I’m over here at the Congressional picnic folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family. I promise you, Michelle and I are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. But it doesn’t prevent them from going on the floor of the House and blast me for being a big spending socialist.” Oh waah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3r-i8d3xfoo
  • My Turn: Gun Rights: Compromise is nothing but theft of a right

    01/14/2013 2:04:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    I think you need a little history lesson. In your editorial, "Common sense must prevail....", you use the phrase "Irresponsible gun availability," as if guns are just so much more available, as compared to the past etc. Did you know that prior to 1968, guns were advertised in the back of comic books, and various magazine, and sold in every hardware store and many department stores, and could be purchased by anybody, of any age, all you needed was money and a postage stamp, and a gun would be delivered to your door by the postman. Licensed gun dealers didn't...
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (Shut 'er down!)

    01/14/2013 2:03:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/14/2013 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit. "If the goal is to make sure that we are being responsible about our debt and our deficit - if that's the conversation we're having, I'm happy to have that conversation," Obama said. "What I will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people," he told a news conference. Republican leaders quickly reiterated their demand that increasing the debt limit...
  • The perfect socio-economic storm

    01/14/2013 2:03:21 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 1 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 14, 2013 | Donald Hank
    There is a perfect socio-economic storm coming and part of it is here now. Items 1-8 below are some of its components, which can be described as: Government-incited unrest, the rush to snatch our protection, government aid to the enemy, encouragement of unlimited illegal immigration (both parties), crime rising and about to spin out of control (thanks to the above and economic factors), and unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility that led to the demise of Detroit and a half-dozen cities in CA, and heading for a potentially cataclysmic downgrade of US debt. Here is an impartial list of the signs of the...
  • “We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation”, Obama Says, Then Misses Deadline for Sending Budget to Congress

    01/14/2013 2:03:16 PM PST · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    frontpage ^ | 1/14/13 | d greenfield
    But don’t call the man, lazy. According to Colin Powell, that’s incredibly racist. “The issue here is whether or not America pays its bills,” Obama said at a press conference on Monday, the last of his first term in office. “We are not a deadbeat nation.” There are so many things wrong with that… 1. In 2006, Obama said that raising the debt limit was “a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies”. Now failing...
  • A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell

    01/14/2013 2:03:02 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-14-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 14, 2013 Earlier today, President Barack Obama almost dared Republicans to not increase the nation's borrowing limit in a White House press conference. "If Congressional Republicans refuse to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks, veterans benefits will be delayed," Obama said. "... Investors around the world will ask if the United States of America is in fact a safe bet. Markets could go haywire. Interest rates would spike for anyone who borrowed money." One analyst — Michael Feroli, the chief economist at JP...
  • Obamacare architect cashes out to sue insurers, using Obamacare

    01/14/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013
    s it relevant that the man who helped craft Obamacare’s regulations on insurers will now make lots of money by suing insurers based on those regulations? The firm that hired him seems to think so. Here’s the press release: KEY OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JOINS MEHRI & SKALET, PLLC Former HHS Director, Longtime Insurance Regulator Jay Angoff to Lead Firm’s Insurance and Healthcare Practice as PartnerWASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2013)—After nearly three years at the Department of Health and Human Services—as the first Director of Obamacare insurance implementation, as Senior Advisor to the Secretary, and as a Regional Director—longtime insurance regulator and...
  • Activities for Gun Appreciation Day

    01/14/2013 1:47:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 January, 2013 | David Kopel
    Saturday, January 19, is Gun Appreciation Day. Americans are urged to “go to your local gun store, gun range, or gun show” and to show their support for Second Amendment rights. The blog Shall Not Be Questioned, which has long been one of the most influential and thoughtful pro-RKBA blogs, endorses Gun Appreciation Day, but raises some important caveats. In particular, many people imagine “that by going to the gun show, or by buying guns and some ammunition, they were making a statement. Folks, if this belief becomes widespread, we’re going to lose. Communicating with lawmakers is crucial at a...
  • Obama: Unemployed Pennsylvanians Cling to Guns, Religion...[Flashback to '08]

    01/14/2013 1:35:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    national review ^ | April 11, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Obama, at a fundraiser in San Francisco, describing voters in Pennsylvania: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment...
  • European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

    01/14/2013 1:30:47 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Shawn Sullivan is a fugitive and accused pedophile, and to some, he's also a poster child for a European judicial system that often would rather let criminals roam their streets freely than see them subjected to American justice. Nearly 20 years ago, Sullivan, who is now 43, fled to Ireland after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting two boys in Minnesota. Sullivan, who had dual citizenship, was accused of assaulting two girls in Ireland in 1997, but fled to London, where police finally caught up with him in June 2010. Although he did time in Wandsworth Prison...
  • Number of female students seeking sugar daddies to pay college tuition doubles

    01/14/2013 1:29:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Olivia Fleming
    Nearly three thousand U.S. college students went online in the search for a 'sugar daddy' to fund their education last year. Georgia State University and New york University were the top two schools for female students to seek out men willing to fund their tuition, with Pennsylvania's Temple University following closely behind for third place. According to the website SeekingArrangement.com, 2012 saw a 58per cent growth in female students signing up to be 'sugar babies,' which the site describes as 'attractive, intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented' women seeking 'financial pampering.'
  • Santa Fe Mayor Joins Anti-Gun Coalition [800 Mayors JUST HAPPEN to speak out today against 2A]

    01/14/2013 1:29:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | 1/14/13
    Santa Fe Mayor David Coss is supporting a national campaign aimed at lobbying Congress for federal gun control reforms. Coss and Police Chief Raymond Rael held a news conference Monday to announce their support. Coss says he also plans to travel to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to lobby with other mayors. More than 800 mayors across the nation belong to the organization called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."
  • Obama and Moderate Republicans See Conservatives as Common Enemy (You need to read this.)

    01/14/2013 1:20:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me tell you what I think, and I'm gonna tell you this in a balanced way -- a balanced and fair way. What I think is really going on here is our president, Barack Obama, if you'll note, really never talks about plans and proposals to solve problems. What he does is position his political opponents as the enemy. Everything he did today in the debt limit Q&A in his press conference, and even in the setup, was about the enemy. The Republicans are the enemy. He's not proposing solutions to anything. He's not interested in...
  • California boy, now 12, convicted of neo-Nazi dad’s murder

    01/14/2013 1:18:34 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/14/2013 | Dana Feldman
    A California boy, now 12, was convicted of second-degree murder today for shooting dead his neo-Nazi father, following a juvenile trial that centered on abuse allegations and the young defendant’s grasp of right and wrong. The verdict by Superior Court Judge Jean Leonard means that Joseph Hall, who shot his father to death in May 2011, could be sentenced to a juvenile facility until he is 23. Hall’s attorneys had conceded during the trial that Hall, who was then 10 years old, shot his father at point-blank range while the older man was sleeping, but argued that the boy should...
  • Hundreds sign up to live in the Citadel – an armed fortress community planned for Idaho

    01/14/2013 1:18:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Daniel Miller
    Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected. Organisers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of 'patriotic' Americans in western Idaho and more than 200 have already signed up through their website. The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build an arms factory which will be used to fund the project.
  • Mark Levin Blasts 'Imperial President'

    01/14/2013 1:15:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Talk show host claims Obama riding roughshod over Constitution
  • Gun buyback holds rare economic opportunity for one Tucsonan(poor widow)

    01/14/2013 1:14:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    arizonadailyindependent.com ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Sergio Arellano-Oros
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some pictures are so powerful that there are not enough words to spin away their message. One scene that the media hoped you would never know about played out before their cameras at the political stunt gun buyback held by Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik last week. The crews got the pictures, learned the story, and then deliberately tossed them in an online gallery with a hundred others pictures, or left on the television newsroom cutting floor. She said she came to sell a gun to feed herself for two weeks....
  • McCrystal Shoots Off His Mouth Again: We Should Look at Banning Weapons that are Already Banned

    01/14/2013 1:07:24 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-14-2013 | Bryan Preston
    January 14, 2013 McCrystal Shoots Off His Mouth Again: We Should Look at Banning Weapons that are Already Banned Bryan Preston Last week, retiring Gen. Stanley McCrystal made a stir when he suggested that America ought to take a look at enacting new gun control laws. Specifically, McCrystal said he supports banning military firearms such as M4 and M16 rifles. Such weapons are already banned from civilian ownership except in very few cases, and have been since 1934. Such weapons have played no role in any of the recent shootings that have been in the national headlines.Appearing on America’s Radio...
  • Al Qaeda Lives--The real story behind Benghazi and the other attacks of 9/11/12

    01/14/2013 1:06:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    What actually happened in Egypt and Libya on September 11, 2012? The story from the U.S. government has changed many times in an effort to craft a narrative that causes as little damage as possible to the Obama administration. Now the administration seems to have settled on something approaching a final version.The U.S. embassy in Cairo, September 11, 2012Newscom It goes like this:On September 11, and in the days that followed, citizens in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa gathered to protest The Innocence of Muslims, a video on YouTube produced in California that was disrespectful to Islam and the...
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (McConnell, Boehner preparing to surrender?)

    01/14/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
  • Florida teachers among 50 charged in online child-sex sting

    01/14/2013 12:48:21 PM PST · by Sopater · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013
    Two teachers and two other school employees were among 50 people arrested as part of an online child-sex sting in central Florida, MyFoxOrlando.com reports. "Operation Cardea" targeted people who use the Internet to sexually exploit children, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said, and the suspects were arrested over the past week, including four men arrested late Sunday night. The list of those arrested includes two local school teachers and two other employees at local schools. Jorge Daniel Ferreira, a science teacher at Ocoee Middle School, was one of those arrested. Orange County Schools officials tell Fox 35 that Ferreira has...
  • Miss America journeys from small town to big city1

    01/14/2013 12:41:51 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    Charter ^ | January 14, 2013 | HANNAH DREIER and GREG MOORE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city — but it doesn't start there. Mallory Hagan, 23, moved from Alabama to New York City as soon as she became a legal adult, and though she says she left because "I needed to find myself," it turns out she knew who she wanted to be all along. snip [money quote]"I'm not sure that it came out as eloquently as I would have liked it to, but my...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Oppose Same-Sex Marriage in France

    01/14/2013 12:37:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Hundreds of thousands of people from across France gathered in Paris on Sunday to oppose President Francois Hollande's plan to legalize same-sex marriage, which would allow gay couples to adopt and conceive children. Police estimated about 340,000 people participated in the "demo for all" march to oppose a proposed legislation billed as "marriage for all." It was one of the largest demonstrations in the French capital since an education protest in 1984, according to The Associated Press. Organizers claimed more than 800,000 people turned out to oppose the proposal. Protesters started the march from three points in the city, walking...
  • Maryland to gun owners: We want your fingerprints

    01/14/2013 12:37:22 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    WaPo (Maryland local) ^ | 1-14-2013 | Aaron C. Davis and John Wagner
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will seek to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the most expansive government responses sought to last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Perhaps most controversially, O’Malley (D) will ask the General Assembly to force prospective gun owners to provide fingerprints to state police, complete a hands-on weapon-familiarization and gun-safety course, and undergo a background check to be licensed. And the governor is seeking new measures to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illness who show violent tendencies....
  • Hundreds sign up to live in the Citadel –

    01/14/2013 12:34:14 PM PST · by FeliciaCat · 40 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 1.14.2013 | Daniel Miller
    Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected. Organisers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of 'patriotic' Americans in western Idaho and more than 200 have already signed up through their website. The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build arms factory which will be used to fund the project.
  • Obama: Gun Lobby "Ginning Up Fear" That Government Will Take Away All Your Guns

    01/14/2013 12:33:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/14/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I think, for example, how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals and how we track that more effectively -- there may be some steps that we can take administratively, as opposed -- through legislation. As far as people lining up and purchasing more guns, you know, I think that we’ve seen for some time now that those who oppose any common-sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government’s about...
  • Gun Control Down Under (Australia)

    01/14/2013 11:29:41 AM PST · by Mozilla · 46 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 14th, 2013 | Jen Kuznicki
    This video was sent to me by an Aussie friend, pleading with me to not allow ourselves to go the way of OZ. It has gotten so crazy there, that legislators are quibbling over the definition of a home invasion, so as not to admit that gun control has made Australians less safe. Check out the video.
  • California could be next oil boom state (That is, if drilling is allowed)

    01/14/2013 12:28:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/13/2013 | Steve Hargreaves
    California is sitting on a massive amount of shale oil and could become the next oil boom state. But only if the industry can get the stuff out of the ground without upsetting the state's powerful environmental lobby. Running from Los Angeles to San Francisco, California's Monterey Shale is thought to contain more oil than North Dakota's Bakken and Texas's Eagle Ford -- both scenes of an oil boom that's created thousands of jobs and boosted U.S. oil production to the highest rate in over a decade. In fact, the Monterey is thought to hold over 400 billion barrels of...
  • Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List

    01/14/2013 12:27:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/14/2013 | By Elaine Woo
    Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family. The boy Schindler called "Little Leyson" survived the Holocaust to start life over in Los Angeles. He taught high school in Huntington Park for 39 years, rarely mentioning to anyone the pain and perils he experienced during the war that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews. Then came the celebrated 1993 movie "Schindler's List," which ignited...
  • White House to Paul Ryan: Yeah, about that budget deadline… (Sorry, it won't be submitted on time)

    01/14/2013 12:24:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Every year, the White House is required by law to submit the president's budget plan to Congress by the first Monday in February. While it is common for administrations to miss the date in their first year, the Obama administration has only managed to meet that simple, regular deadline once --- a record for which The Most Transparent Administration, Evah evidently has no plans for improvement.Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan queried the White House on whether they had any intention of getting him a budget proposal in a timely fashion: "Given the critical importance of addressing our...
  • NY Poised to Pass First Gun Bill Since Sandy Hook Shooting

    01/14/2013 12:08:01 PM PST · by Tirian · 47 replies
    NBC NY ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    A key New York Senate leader and the Assembly speaker said they expect the state Legislature to vote Monday to enact what would be the nation's first gun control measure following last month's Connecticut school shooting. "I think when all is said and done, we are going to pass a comprehensive gun bill today," Sen. Jeffrey Klein told reporters Monday morning. "I'm very excited about it. I am very confident we are going to vote on a comprehensive bill that will be agreed on by the governor, the Senate and Assembly." People familiar with closed-door negotiations told The Associated Press...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    01/14/2013 12:02:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Former President George H.W. Bush was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston on Monday after being admitted in November. An illness and complications stemming from a bronchitis-related cough extended his stay. The 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care.
  • Feinstein Gun Ban Just Tip of Iceberg!

    01/14/2013 11:54:47 AM PST · by arthurus · 19 replies
    http://www.nraila.org ^ | Posted on January 11, 2013
    While Senator Feinstein's soon-to-be-introduced bill to ban semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines is garnering the most attention from anti-gun politicians and their media allies, attacks on our Second Amendment rights are by no means limited to this one proposal, nor to just Congress. Based on bills introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress, we clearly face the most serious threat to our fundamental Second Amendment rights in the last 20 years, and law-abiding gun owners need to ACT NOW to ward off an unprecedented onslaught on our rights. Here are just some of the proposals pending in...
  • Rikers Island inmates cost city big $$ with 'frivolous' lawsuits

    01/14/2013 11:46:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    .nypost. ^ | 2:15 AM, January 14, 2013 | By DOUG MONTERO AND DAN MACLEOD
    These jailbirds are proving that crime does pay. Rikers Island inmates are soaking city taxpayers by suing over everything from slippery shower floors to beds they claim are too short, a Post analysis has found. Legal claims against the Department of Correction have resulted in $111.1 million in payouts over the past five years — including settlements of “frivolous” cases that would have cost more to fight in court. Sources said the situation is “out of control,” with a growing network of prisoners sharing the names of lawyers and even scrawling the attorneys’ contact info near the jail’s pay phones....
  • Al Gore Declares Mission Accomplished; Gray Lady Hardest Hit

    01/14/2013 9:45:42 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    pj ^ | January 11th, 2013 | Ed Driscoll
    “Lack of Global Warming Means Cold, Empty Chairs at New York Times Environment Desk,” Jim Lakely writes ... The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated. ... Al Gore has just declared Mission Accomplished for environmentalism? He’s got his $100 payout, and the rest of the world is left wondering why we should care about a religion when its chief practitioner has just signed his non-aggression pact with Big Oil. At...