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  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, January-15-2013

    01/15/2013 2:30:20 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 46 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
  • US condemns Mohammed Morsi anti-Semitic remarks

    01/15/2013 2:12:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:17PM GMT 15 Jan 2013 | Jon Swaine
    The White House has condemned anti-Semitic remarks by Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian president, who once described Israelis as the “descendants of apes and pigs”. Mr. Morsi’s slurs, which emerged in recordings from 2010, were termed “deeply offensive” by Jay Carney, Mr. Obama’s press secretary, who said concerns had been raised with Egyptian officials. Mr. Carney urged Mr. Morsi, who has promised to respect Egypt’s decades-old peace treaty with Israel, to promptly state publicly that he respects people of all faiths. … Jewish groups have sharply criticized the remarks and said they raised troubling questions about the future of America’s delicate...
  • Police: Man Says He Had Explosives in Wis. Capitol

    01/15/2013 2:09:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/15/13 | Leslie Dyste/AP
    Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened the Wisconsin Capitol on his Facebook page and then told officers he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack after entering the building. The arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to deliver his State of the State speech to lawmakers at the Capitol. Police closed one entrance and evacuated a portion of the building as they investigated the contents of the man's backpack outside.
  • As inauguration approaches, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped

    01/15/2013 1:39:30 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Januay 14, 2012 | Marc Fisher
    Eldon Bell, a retired Air Force officer and physician, is making no plans to see Barack Obama’s second inauguration, in part because Bell considers the president arrogant and dishonest, but more so because Bell is not yet persuaded that the swearing-in will occur at all. “Whether I watch depends on who’s being inaugurated,” says Bell, 78. “If it’s this guy, probably not, because I don’t pay much attention to illegitimate things.”
  • Oakland leaders have lost grip on violence (Tough gun laws = armed criminals)

    01/15/2013 1:29:53 PM PST · by ScottinVA · 46 replies
    CBS San Francisco (SFGate) ^ | 15 January 2013 | Chip Johnson
    Just before Oakland city officials held a news conference Monday in East Oakland to assure everyone that they've got a handle on crime, I took a little walk around the neighborhood to ask local residents if they felt safe. Vincent Peters, 32, who was waiting for a bus with his wife and their 2-month old daughter, definitely does not. He said he's preparing to move his family from the area because he values their safety. "You can hardly walk down the street without someone pushing a gun at you," Peters said. "These kids are scared, and that's why they're carrying...
  • Bail for illegal immigrants in question before Md. high court

    01/15/2013 1:20:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 14, 2013 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Maryland's top court could make it much more difficult for undocumented immigrants to secure bail bonds, in a case likely to resolve long-standing questions about whether bondsmen are on the hook when clients get deported before trial. In a case pending at the Court of Appeals, Big Louie Bail Bonds has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in Baltimore County in bail forfeitures after 10 defendants were deported before their criminal trials. Lower courts ruled that the company knew — or should have known — it was taking on clients with a high risk of deportation. "We can't afford...
  • 2 reported shot at St. Louis business school (21 y/o gunman apprehended)

    01/15/2013 1:02:50 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    Fox News Alert ^ | 15 JAN 13 | Fox News contributors
    DEVELOPING -- Two people were reported shot at a business school in St Louis, according to Fox 2. A gunman reportedly fired multiple shots at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in the city's downtown area. According to some reports, police believe one of the victims is the suspected gunman, who they say has a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Police say the suspect is in custody.
  • Father of the Year (Bill Clinton) Meets Claire Danes in "Special Room" Backstage at Golden Globes

    01/15/2013 1:02:11 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/15/13
    Anyway, Bill Clinton, as you know, was at the Golden Globes, and he was backstage asking actresses to meet him in a special room. We know this because the actress Claire Danes, she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama. She was on Access Hollywood, one of our favorite shows here at the EIB Network. You don't miss it. The host, Billy Bush, Access Hollywood, said to Claire Danes, "You came straight back here, you haven't stopped anywhere since you got the award? We're your first stop, right?" DANES: President Bill Clinton asked if I would come...
  • Al-Qaida Carves Out Own Country In (Northern) Mali

    01/15/2013 12:57:11 PM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    Associated Pres ^ | Jan 14, 2:48 PM (ET) | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic extremist fighters have been burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al-Qaida's new country. They have used the bulldozers, earth movers and Caterpillar machines left behind by fleeing construction crews to dig what residents and local officials describe as an elaborate network of tunnels, trenches, shafts and ramparts. In just one case, inside a cave large enough to drive trucks into, they have stored up to 100 drums of gasoline, guaranteeing their fuel supply...
  • Fitch Warns It May Downgrade U.S. Over Debt Standoff

    01/15/2013 12:42:34 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated January 15, 2013, 2:32 p.m.
    A major credit-rating firm warned it could downgrade the U.S. if lawmakers prioritize debt payments over other government obligations such as Social Security, or fail to tackle the nation's growing debt burden in the ongoing budget negotiations. Fitch Ratings, one of the ratings firms that are closely watching the U.S. inch closer to its borrowing limit, unveiled two potential routes to a downgrade Tuesday, laying out their analysis more specifically than in prior reports. Analysts predict the U.S. will hit its so-called debt ceiling between Feb. 15 and March 1. Fitch's warning comes as President Barack Obama and Republican leaders...
  • NRA: Membership Has Grown by 250,000 in One Month

    01/15/2013 12:38:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    USnews.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Lauren Fox
    A quarter of a million people have signed up for new NRA memberships ahead of the White House Task Force's findings. A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Politico reported membership had grown by more than 100,000 five days ago. The NRA says that when Politico reported the story, membership was close to...
  • Misstatement in Operative Report Not a Crime, Doctors' Group Tells Court

    01/15/2013 12:18:16 PM PST · by safetysign · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    In a motion for leave to file an amicus brief, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons tells the Court that the criminalization of language used in medical reports will have a profoundly chilling effect on the practice of medicine. In November, 2012, John Natale, M.D., of Chicago, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, went to federal prison on charges related to difficult, life-saving operations on several patients performed nearly 10 years ago. The patients survived and did well despite an expected mortality of 90 percent.
  • Privacy Only for Gun Owners (If obamacare Section 2716 not repealed)

    01/15/2013 12:14:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 15, 2013 | Liberty Belle/Betsy McCaughey
    Section 2716 of the Obama health law bars the government from making doctors or hospitals collect information on who owns a gun. Suddenly this little known provision tucked into page 776 of the law is provoking outrage from gun opponents objecting to the National Rifle Association's political clout. In truth, the NRA should be applauded for insisting on privacy protections in the Obama health law. If the American Medical Association and patients' rights groups had fought as hard and successfully as the NRA, all patients would enjoy privacy protections. Under Obamacare, you don't have to worry that your gun ownership...
  • For Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Character, Dating Republicans Like Dating Nazis

    01/15/2013 12:09:57 PM PST · by drewh · 78 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | by Breitbart News
    Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO sitcom "Girls," has stated that the character she plays would view dating a black Republican the same way as dating a Nazi. The show's second season premieres Sunday night, and Dunham's character Hannah has found a new love interest in Donald Glover of NBC's "Community," whose character is a Republican. In an interview with New York Magagazine, Dunham explains what his character's politics mean for her character, Hannah. Why make him a Republican? We liked the idea of a Republican entering their universe. And Hannah doesn’t really have a clear sense of why you...
  • Chelsea chairs National Day of Service

    01/15/2013 12:04:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress and their families will be rolling up their sleeves at service projects in our nation’s capital. But you don’t have to be in Washington to get involved. From repairing fire-damaged homes in Colorado and cleaning sidewalks in Detroit to spending time with children with disabilities in New Orleans, every state will offer opportunities to volunteer. …My parents instilled their mothers’ values in me from early on. In Little Rock, Arkansas, we went to church on Sundays, and afterward, conversation often turned to what volunteer project we could do together. Favorites...
  • NRA Releases Controversial First Person Shooter Game: NRA Practice Range

    01/15/2013 12:04:04 PM PST · by VRWCmember · 24 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    Just a few short weeks ago, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said America needs to consider the impact violent video games and movies can have on our children. He specifically noted “vicious, violent video games, with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, and Splatterhouse.” And LaPierre is correct in many ways. The NRA came out during a time in which guns were being given a crazy amount of attention and brought light to a few of the issues that were not being given an appropriate amount of attention, such as mental health issues and entertainment violence. However, it does...
  • White House 'strongly condemns' Morsi slurs against Jews

    01/15/2013 11:58:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration "strongly condemns" slurs made against Jews and Zionists by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi, during a speech in 2010 and subsequent television interview, urged Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” for Jews and Zionists and then slammed Zionists as “these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs,” the New York Times reported. "President Morsi should make clear he respects people of all faiths," Carney said during a press briefing Tuesday.
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:49:08 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 13 replies
    WOAO ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:49:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • If Gun Control Works, Chicago ought to be safe

    01/15/2013 11:41:11 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Former House speaker Newt Gingrich talked about gun control this morning on CBS: Gingrich revealed that he's been urging House Republicans to hold hearings about gun control in Chicago, President Obama's hometown and "the murder capital of the United States." "Well, I think it's amazing that we're having all this discussion about gun control: The president's hometown, Chicago, is the murder capital of the United States. Over 500 people were killed there last year. Vice President Biden doesn't seem to want to go there. I'm trying to get the House Republicans to hold hearings there. It's illegal to have all...
  • Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism [Rush Limbaugh Caller Upset at Local Hacks]

    01/15/2013 11:37:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    J-lab.org ^ | Scott Rosenberg
    With journalism entrepreneurs launching local news startups at a rapid pace, the local news landscape is evolving ­– and so are the rules of the road guiding ethical decisions. Where a bright ethical line once separated a newsroom from its business operations, one person now often wears multiple hats, as editor, business manager and grants writer. Site publishers navigate new kinds of critical decisions daily. This guide examines a number of them. You can click to any topic in any order. Or, you can cruise through the Table of Contents. On every page you'll find a box that says, "Share...
  • Time to purge (Throw out Conservatives who rejected Boehner!)

    01/15/2013 11:35:19 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday January 15, 2013 | John Feehery
    If the vote for Speaker on opening day confirmed anything, it confirmed that simple fact. By having a dozen of his Republican colleagues either vote against him or not vote at all, John Boehner just barely squeaked by in his bid for a second term for Speaker. The vote against Boehner wasn’t a vote against the Speaker’s actual performance. By all accounts, Boehner has done yeoman’s work leading the House under what can only be called difficult circumstances. The vote against Boehner was really a vote against the Republican Party. It was a protest against Republican policies and against the...
  • NYPD looks to GPS bottles to combat pill bandits

    01/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 01/15/13 | Tom Hays
    The New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips.
  • US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:22:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 01/15/2013 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress. The Homeland Security Department said last month, when The Associated Press first disclosed the delayed arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, that AP's report was "categorically false." Sanchez, 18, was an immigrant from Peru who entered the country on a...
  • AP Exclusive: US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:17:26 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 15,2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections
  • The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go

    01/15/2013 11:03:26 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti
    The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti, The AviationistJanuary 15, 2013, 7:20 AMThe B-2 is the only aircraft capable of delivering the 30,000 lb MOP Boeing has successfully improved its 30,000-lb Massive Ordnance Penetrator bomb UK’s Royal Air Force to support French forces deployed to Mali with airlifters. And drones. French Rafale “omnirole” fighter jets join air strikes in Mali. With brand new weapons. U.S. spyplanes, drones already flying over Mali France escalates war in Africa: Mirage 2000D bombers hit targets in North Mali Senior Pentagon officials told Congress the nation's largest...
  • Still off the hook: ABU HAMZA AL-MASRI awaiting hands in NY jail

    01/15/2013 10:49:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    He still can’t get a grip. The taxpayer-funded purchase of new prosthetic devices for a handless, hate-spewing Islamic preacher appears to be on hold, one of his lawyers said yesterday. Abu Hamza al-Masri underwent an initial fitting last month to replace the infamous metal hooks that were yanked off his forearm stumps as a security risk following his extradition from Great Britain in October.
  • Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control announcement

    01/15/2013 10:42:50 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 206 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. Carney said that the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden as well as children who wrote to the president after the Newtown shootings. “They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed.
  • Release of EPA Administrator’s Non-Public Emails Called ‘Deeply Troubling’

    01/15/2013 10:41:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (Update: CEI's Chris Horner tells CNSNews.com the next step is a meeting with Justice Department officials: "We will ask them to right EPA's ship, and if they do not agree, we will ask the court," he said. Horner says he wants a "straight answer" to a direct question: Did the EPA, as part of a FOIA request, search the "Richard Windsor" email accounts? Richard Windsor is the alias used by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield some official communications from public view.) (CNSNews.com) – Complying with a court order minutes before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, the Environmental Protection...
  • Debt, Government Dysfunction Rise To Top Of American's Issue List

    01/15/2013 10:33:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://www.gallup.com/ ^ | January 15,2013 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009.
  • We’ve come a long way, but we have far to go (JESSE JAGMO ALERT)

    01/15/2013 10:31:28 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Updated: January 15, 2013 2:17AM | JESSE JACKSON jjackson@rainbowpush.org
    Updated: January 15, 2013 2:17AM When President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, his hand will rest not only on President Abraham Lincoln’s Bible, but on Dr. Martin Luther King’s, too. As the ceremony falls on the federal holiday celebrating Dr. King’s birth, the civil rights leader would no doubt be proud as an African-American president is sworn in on the steps of a Capitol built by slave labor, about 170 miles from Jamestown where slave ships landed. We have come a long way. But Dr. King would not be satisfied. He marched to his own drummer,...
  • Former Obama Staff Complain Of Cold Inaugural Shoulder

    01/15/2013 10:29:48 AM PST · by muffaletaman · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed Politics ^ | Jan 14, 2013 10:29pm EST | Zeke Miller
    "In a sour footnote to President Barack Obama's sweeping electoral victory last November, many of his campaign staffers have been shut out of the inaugural festivities, more than a dozen of them complained to BuzzFeed Monday."
  • UPDATE 3-Wal-Mart plans $50 billion 'buy American' push

    01/15/2013 10:14:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2013
    NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy. Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the United States and the world's largest retailer, also said on Tuesday it plans to hire 100,000 newly discharged veterans over the next five years, at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.8 percent. The moves come as the U.S. economy continues to grow slowly 3-1/2...
  • Emanuel gives insight to gun control in D.C., makes plans for Chicago

    01/15/2013 10:13:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Flannery and Joanie Lum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an analysis of Chicago's city employee pension funds to see if they hold companies that make or sell assault weapons. If so, he wants them sold. Emanuel spoke on Monday in Washington about his support for new gun control measures. He participated in a panel with the Center for American Progress Action Fund to talk about his role in getting the Assault Weapons Ban passed in 1994, when he was senior adviser to President Clinton. The mayor spoke on the political lessons learned during the passage of that bill and how the dialogue in...
  • Time Warner Cable @TWC suspends gun store commercials in North Carolina

    01/15/2013 10:11:10 AM PST · by BlueBerrier0341 · 11 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 1-15-13 | Surf City Guns & Ammo
    Our television commercials have been suspended by Time Warner who feel that promoting law abiding citizens to take proper training and purchase firearms and accessories from a registered FFL is a bad thing. We have to edit our commercial to remove everything AR-15 so be ready for some pink guns, ladies!!!
  • Victims of Lance Armstrong's strong-arm tactics feel relief and vindication.....

    01/15/2013 10:10:24 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 1-2013 | By Teri Thompson , Nathaniel Vinton , Michael O'keeffe AND Christian Red
    Victims of Lance Armstrong's strong-arm tactics feel relief and vindication in the wake of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report The evidence published this month by USADA shows that Armstrong and his cronies possessed a cynical assuredness that their yellow wristbands entitled them to smash anyone who threatened their corrupt regime. By Teri Thompson , Nathaniel Vinton , Michael O'keeffe AND Christian Red / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:34 PM Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:10 AM Lance Armstrong's intimidation tactics are chronicled by many teammates. Mike Hutchings/Reuters Lance Armstrong's intimidation tactics are chronicled by teammates and...
  • White House To Announce Gun Plans Wednesday

    01/15/2013 10:02:26 AM PST · by edpc · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 15 Jan 2013 | Philip Rucker and Sari Horwitz
  • Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummeted

    01/15/2013 9:54:45 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/11
    Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history - after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest. The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.
  • Genghis Khan, Secretary of State

    01/15/2013 9:45:37 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/15/13 | William A Levinson
    The United States might just as well send Jared Lee Loughner or, if he was still alive, Adam Lanza, to represent it in the world community, and this is no exaggeration. John Kerry is, per his own admission, a mass murderer just like Loughner and Lanza or, to use his own words, Genghis Khan. John Kerry: Admitted Felon, Liar, or Both There is a huge legal difference between an admitted felon and a convicted felon. Neither John Kerry nor Barack Obama's friend William Ayers was ever convicted of a felony, but both said they committed felonies. Ayers said he was...
  • Lance Armstrong and the Sociopath’s Dilemma: When Honesty Is No Longer Ethical (Clinton)

    01/15/2013 9:37:37 AM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    Lance Armstrong and the Sociopath’s Dilemma: When Honesty Is No Longer Ethical Welcome to the club, Lance. Rose In 2004, 15 years after he had been banned from baseball after a finding by the Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Office that he had violated the games rules against betting on Major League Games, Pete Rose publicly admitted that his denials over that time were all lies. Yes, he had bet on baseball, and he was very, very sorry. Rose’s admission did little to change the verdict in and out of baseball that he was a rogue and a liar. His confession...
  • Your Grandpa’s “Assault Weapons”: What will a semi-automatic ban mean to collector firearms?

    01/15/2013 9:36:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 15 January, 2013 | Chris Eger
    With both the ‘old’ 1994 Assault Weapon’s Ban (AWB) and the looming specter of a new one for 2013, there are several unlikely firearms out there that are caught up in the flakiness of this type of legislation. Many of these are arms that were perfectly legal when they were designed and sold mail order to your grandfathers. Today, if these heirlooms are in your gun rack, pending actions by Washington could mean they are now unforeseen targets. John Browning’s Model 8 In 1900, John Moses Browning invented a long recoil-operated semi-automatic rifle that uses a rotating bolt. Chambered for...
  • The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots

    01/15/2013 9:35:42 AM PST · by ksen · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/14/2013 | Noah Smith
    For most of modern history, two-thirds of the income of most rich nations has gone to pay salaries and wages for people who work, while one-third has gone to pay dividends, capital gains, interest, rent, etc. to the people who own capital. This two-thirds/one-third division was so stable that people began to believe it would last forever. But in the past ten years, something has changed. Labor's share of income has steadily declined, falling by several percentage points since 2000. It now sits at around 60% or lower. The fall of labor income, and the rise of capital income, has...
  • Recall Point: Journal News FOIA Requests Asked For 'How Many and What Types' of Guns Owned

    01/15/2013 9:19:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/13 | Tom Blumer
    The Lower Hudson Valley's Journal News based in White Plains, New York has been very tight-lipped since it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties. The Washington Post's Erik Wemple reports that the paper has hired "a Manhattan public relations, marketing and government affairs firm" whose job appears to involve denying interview requests and issuing "no comment" statements. Predictably, the one media outlet which has been granted access by the Journal News is the New York Times, whose Christine Haughney filed a report on January 6. In that dispatch,...
  • ‘Les Miserables’ shooting: Cops take down gunman in crowded San Diego movie theater

    01/15/2013 9:15:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    20-year-old Tom Billodeaux pulled gun during screening of Oscar-nominated movie, but witnesses said he never threatened to shoot anyone. Cops arrived and stopped the movie as others ducked and fled. Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as officers stormed in during a film screening and shot and critically wounded a gunman hiding in their midst. No one else was hurt in the shooting Saturday inside Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego, officer David Stafford said. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, was taken to a hospital after being shot in the arm...
  • New York Has Gun Deal, With Focus on Mental Ills

    01/15/2013 9:08:46 AM PST · by Tirian · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN and DANNY HAKIM
    ...The state Senate, controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats, approved the legislative package just after 11 p.m. by a lopsided vote of 43 to 18. The Assembly, where Democrats who have been strongly supportive of gun control have an overwhelming majority, planned to vote on the measure Tuesday... ...The expanded ban on assault weapons would broaden the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature. New Yorkers who already own such guns could keep them but would be...
  • Mali conflict: France to increase troop numbers

    01/15/2013 9:06:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2012
    President Francois Hollande says more French troops are to be deployed in Mali to support the 750 in the country countering an Islamist insurgency. Mr Hollande said new air strikes overnight had "achieved their goal". One target was the town of Diabaly, which rebels entered on Monday. West African military chiefs are meeting in Mali to discuss how an alliance with the French will work. France began its intervention on Friday to halt the Islamists' advance south. Late on Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously backed the intervention. Mr Hollande, on a visit to the French regional military base known...
  • Gingrich: GOP unwise to pick fight on debt limit

    01/15/2013 9:02:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2013 7:28 AM EST
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says House Republicans are making a mistake by using the issue of increasing the borrowing limit to challenge President Barack Obama on spending issues. Gingrich tells “CBS This Morning” that’s a losing proposition. “In the end, it’s a threat they can’t sustain,” he says, because no one wants to see the country default on its debts. …
  • NY Times: Obama Plans 19 Executive Orders on Gun Control

    01/15/2013 8:55:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 04:04 AM | Hiram Reisner
    President Barack Obama plans this week to present 19 separate executive orders on gun control and will press for comprehensive legislation to expand gun-purchase background checks, lawmakers made privy to the president’s agenda said Monday, according to the New York Times. The biggest congressional fight on gun control in early 20 years—which also includes efforts to ban assault weapons and high-capacity clips—could be launched as soon as Wednesday, the Times reports. But considering the president’s expected inability to get acceptance for his plan through Congress, Obama will not shy away from using executive orders for restrictions he deems necessary, according...
  • @ProjectVeritas_ Journalists, Politicians Refuse to Post Lawn Sign saying "HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE"

    01/15/2013 8:50:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wt1Zy_ASNyA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dwt1Zy_ASNyA%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded
  • Obama Once Called Raising Debt Ceiling 'a Sad State of Affairs'

    01/15/2013 8:44:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Here's audio of then-senator Barack Obama calling a vote to raise the debt ceiling "a sad state of affairs": The one time the debt ceiling was up for a vote when Obama was in the Senate, he voted against it.