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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...