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  • Fitch warns on U.S. rating as debt ceiling fight looms

    01/15/2013 11:58:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:36pm EST | Marc Jones, William James and Daniel Bases
    The United States faces a “material risk” of losing its AAA status if there is a repeat of the wrangling seen in 2011 over raising the country’s self-imposed debt ceiling, credit ratings firm Fitch said on Tuesday. The United States scraped up against its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling on Dec. 31 and is now employing special measures to meet its financial obligations. The Treasury Department said those steps could be exhausted by mid-February. Despite December’s deal by U.S. politicians to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of spending cuts and tax hikes, Fitch’s head of sovereign ratings, David Riley, said pressure on...
  • Fiat boss warns European car industry could 'unravel' unless EU co-ordinates capacity cuts

    01/15/2013 11:42:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2013 | Richard Blackden
    The boss of Italian carmaker Fiat has warned that Europe's embattled car industry will 'unravel' unless the European Union steps into co-ordinate urgent cuts in capacity across the continent. Sergio Marchionne, who is also chief executive of US carmaker Chrysler, said that the biggest carmakers in Europe probably lost about €5bn in 2012 as sales in the region fell for a fifth straight year. With sales forecast to decline for a sixth year in 2013, most experts believe that the industry needs to embark on significant retrenchment to better match the weakened state of demand from drivers. "I've been an...
  • Fiat boss warns European car industry could 'unravel' unless EU co-ordinates capacity cuts

    01/15/2013 11:41:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2013 | Richard Blackden
    The boss of Italian carmaker Fiat has warned that Europe's embattled car industry will 'unravel' unless the European Union steps into co-ordinate urgent cuts in capacity across the continent. Sergio Marchionne, who is also chief executive of US carmaker Chrysler, said that the biggest carmakers in Europe probably lost about €5bn in 2012 as sales in the region fell for a fifth straight year. With sales forecast to decline for a sixth year in 2013, most experts believe that the industry needs to embark on significant retrenchment to better match the weakened state of demand from drivers. "I've been an...
  • Boycott State of New York, pull money out of Wall St, cancel trips, don't buy anything made NY.

    01/15/2013 10:18:12 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    If the gunowners in this country simultaneously pulled money out of NY Stock market, cancelled trips to New York, refused to buy products manufactured in New York it would affect Bloomturd, Cuomo, Sliver and the rest of the Constitution burners in that wretched state. The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control. Courtesy of the NRA-ILA & SCOPE Misinformed Moms March – Sponsors They removed their page: http://www.millionmommarch.com/html/march2000/sponsors.html, but we saved the list. A & M Records Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO 595...
  • Yet another mess in the making in Mali? [Op-Ed]

    01/15/2013 10:09:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Gwynne Dyer
    Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. But they must keep the Afghanistan example in mind Those days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the Government in Bamako. But the days in question weren't over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighter-bombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking over the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time”,...
  • Obama to Announce Gun Ban Surrounded by Children

    01/15/2013 10:06:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    America's never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste Administration will strike again tomorrow with a series of restrictions on our civil rights when it comes to a Second Amendment the president is duly sworn to protect, not infringe upon.
  • Gun Control Explained

    01/15/2013 10:05:48 PM PST · by South40 · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ptFVq22PY
  • NJ State Senate Votes to Exclude Non-Union Workers from Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Projects

    01/15/2013 10:01:56 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    On Monday, the New Jersey state Senate, in a party-line vote, passed a bill that would exclude construction workers who are not a part of a union from doing work related to Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction in the state. According to RedState, New Jersey state Senate President Steven Sweeney (D), who also happens to be an Ironworkers’ union organizer, drafted the bill that would “expand union-only Project Labor Agreements” to “included Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction.”
  • Bundesbank to pull gold from New York and Paris in watershed moment

    01/15/2013 9:23:43 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 99 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 15, 2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany’s Bundesbank is to repatriate gold reserves held abroad to tighten control and combat currency crises in the future, pulling a chunk of its holdings from New York and all its bullion from Paris. The move marks an extraodinary breakdown in trust between leading central banks and has set off ferment among gold enthusiasts, with some comparing it with France’s withdrawal of gold from the US under President Charles de Gaulle as the Bretton Woods currency system crumbled in the early 1970s. Handelsblatt said the Bundesbank will announce on Wednesday that it intends to relocate the gold to vaults in...
  • Allen West Takes New Media Job With PJ Media (Video)

    01/15/2013 8:59:40 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/15/2013 | Allen West announced tonight that he is taking a new media job with PJ Media.
    Allen West announced tonight that he is taking a new media job with PJ Media. Allen made the announcement during his interview with Greta Van Susteren. Michelle Fields and radio host John Phillips will join him in this new venture.
  • Christians Slaughtered in Northern Nigeria by Militant Islamists (Why no media coverage)

    01/15/2013 8:51:06 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    This is a brutal example of how far the struggle between muslims and catholics in Nigeria has reached. Muslims are determined to impose their 'religion' all over Africa as well as in other continents and countries of the world. Islam has but one goal: rule the world at any cost." "And where are the International Human Rights Organizations? Christians are burnt alive in Nigeria: a horrific Holocaust right in front of International indifference. As denounced by Father Juan Carlos Martos, on behalf of the Missionari Clarettiani, via del Sacro Cuore di Maria, Rome, Italy."
  • Impeaching Insincerity

    01/15/2013 8:27:57 PM PST · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-15 20:29:59 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon: President Ronald Reagan's Attorney General, Edwin Meese, told NewsMax that if President Obama issues an Executive Order unilaterally imposing gun control, bypassing Congress, the 44th president risks impeachment. The former top cop is very old fashioned, and out of touch with modern America.By old fashion, I mean Meese's presumption that America is a nation of laws and not men. That Obama believes he can rule by royal proclamation is a product of supreme confidence; a confidence born of the eroding force of law on government power. Re-interpretations by the nation's Progressive high court allow today's government to...
  • Did New York State Just Accidentally Outlaw ALL Firearms?

    01/15/2013 8:17:18 PM PST · by kiryandil · 255 replies
    NY Times s2230 pdf ^ | January 15, 2013 | NY legisfools
    Did the New York state legislature just accidentally make it a crime to merely OWN a firearm? See page 22 of the posted bill, s2230: § 41-a. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.01-b to 5 read as follows: 6 § 265.01-b Criminal possession of a firearm. 7 A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm when he or she: 8 (1) possesses any firearm or; (2) lawfully possesses a firearm prior to 9 the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand thirteen 10 which added this section subject to...
  • Levin: If Obama sidesteps Congress on debt ceiling, ‘no choice’ but impeachment

    01/14/2013 7:59:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 213 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin said that if President Barack Obama sidesteps Congress on the debt ceiling fight and attacks the Congress’ constitutionally enumerated “core power” – that is control over spending and taxing — through executive action, Congress will have “no choice” but impeachment. Levin explained that if unilateral action by the White House — which White House spokesman Jay Carney ruled out — were to happen, it would infringe on Congress’ “core power” and should be punished with impeachment. “Now, if Obama unilaterally acts — and I think there’s a fan-dance going on here...
  • Rights for Illegals, Laws for Rest

    01/15/2013 8:07:38 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 4 replies
    RedNationRising.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Follow @RedNation2016 on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/RedNation2016 Have you heard of Rep. Edward Acevedo? I hadn’t either until last week. He’s an Illinois House Member. A Chicago Democrat. Chicago politics are bad on their own. Illinois democrat policies have the potential to be bad. Combining the two is recipe for disaster. Rep. Acevedo was one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 957, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. It has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature (Quinn reportedly will sign it into law). Something so absurd surely had to...
  • Ted Nugent ammo sells out, says cops won't obey Obama on guns

    01/15/2013 7:46:49 PM PST · by Red Steel · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2013 | 12:39 pm | Paul Bedard
    Ted Nugent, the rocker and Michigan deputy sheriff whose new line of ammunition has sold out amid gun control worries, claims members of state and federal law enforcement are poised to disobey any order by President Obama to seize guns. Nugent, whose trained with the FBI, ATF and DEA, on Tuesday cited a group called "Oath Keepers," members of federal and state police and military organizations, who will not enforce laws that conflict with the Constitution and presumably the Second Amendment right to arms. In an interview with the "Andrea Tantaros Show with Jason Mattera," Nugent said that if ordered...
  • Pro-Israel Arab Journalist's Page Whitewashed by Facebook

    01/15/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 16, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    “Fatah couldn’t stop me, Hamas couldn’t stop me, not even Facebook will stop me from continuing my work,” is what Arab Israeli journalist Khaled abu Toameh told The Jewish Press Tuesday morning, January 15, in a lengthy interview about Facebook’s bizarre treatment of his Facebook page. In the space of less than 24 hours, abu Toameh’s page was shut down, parts of it were scrubbed, and then it was back, without a word of explanation. For everyone who breathed a sigh of relief that this journalist hasn’t been censored, who hoped it had just been a glitch – the truth...
  • National Fix the Debt group gets assist from Boschwitz, Sabo, Penny

    01/15/2013 7:39:44 PM PST · by TurboZamboni
    pioneer press ^ | 1-15-13 | Bill Salisbury
    Former Republican Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, ex-Democratic Rep. Martin Sabo and one-time Democratic Rep. Tim Penny, who ran for governor under the Independence Party banner, disagree on a lot of issues, but the three political leaders have come together to champion one cause: lobbying Congress to rein in and reduce the federal debt. The tri-partisan trio announced the launch of the Minnesota chapter of the "Campaign to Fix the Debt" during a state Capitol news conference Tuesday, Jan. 15. Penny, the co-chair of the campaign, said the group wants to drum up public support for action on the debt problem "so...
  • Getting a gun in Chicago quick and easy

    01/15/2013 7:39:03 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | 1-2013 | frank main
    Want to know how to get a gun? Just ask Chris. The skinny teen attends high school in Chicago and is a talented athlete. But he’s also a notorious gunslinger. As a shooter in a South Side gang, he can get his hands on a gun as quick as you can get a burger at a fast-food restaurant. “I will make a call and say I need a gun. I will ride down the street on my bike and get it — five minutes.” The Chicago Sun-Times sat down with Chris for a lesson on how gangs get guns. Armed...
  • Rep. Nadler: Two to Four Self-Defense Shots is Enough

    01/15/2013 7:17:52 PM PST · by paltz · 122 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1/15/13 | Kerry Picket
    Nadler told Breitbart News: Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber…if you have a pistol permit or you’re carrying a gun because you work for Wells Fargo and you’re taking money in and out of a bank or something, two or three or four shots should be enough—period.