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  • Dangerous Times: John Brennan's Black Ops

    01/19/2013 6:26:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 1/19/2013 | James Lewis
    John Brennan is an open Israel-hater who was National Security Advisor for the last four years, in charge of White House-directed secret ops, and has now been nominated to head the CIA, the most visible post in the jungle of US intelligence. Brennan is the covert operations meister for the most leftist administration in US history. Unless the US Senate comes to its senses, Brennan will be Secret Puppeteer in Chief. With characters like John Kerry and Chuck Hagel heading the anti-Israel parade, John Brennan is trying to slip under the radar. Brennan's at NSA work wasn't made public, but...
  • Still No Police Report, or Toxicology Results, on Sandy Hook Killer

    01/19/2013 6:17:27 AM PST · by libstripper · 72 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) –While President Barack Obama is moving ahead with executive orders and legislation to further tighten gun control in response to the mass murder committed by Adam Lanza at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., neither the toxicology report on Lanza's corpse nor the police report on his crime have been completed
  • Bolstered by 16 Russian warships, Assad nixes dialogue with “Western puppets”

    01/19/2013 6:08:41 AM PST · by kindred · 18 replies
    Debkafile ^ | January 6, 2013 | Unknown
    Bashar Assad is upbeat after 60,000 Syrian deathsWith a buildup of 16 Russian warships carrying thousands of marines on the Syrian coast “to deter the West from deploying ground forces in Syria,” Syrian Bashar Assad could afford to brazen it out in his first public speech in seven months. Speaking at the Damascus opera house, Sunday, Jan. 6, Assad said Syria no longer takes dictation from anyone and called on Syrian citizens to defend the country against “a war fought by only a handful of Syrians and many foreigners.” He rejected dialogue with the opposition which he referred to as...
  • Chicago pays $22.5 MILLION to woman who was gang raped .....

    01/19/2013 6:06:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The city of Chicago agreed today to pay a record $22.5 million to a woman who was released from police custody in 2006 and instead of being taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, she was released into a high crime area where she was gang raped and plummeted seven stories. Christina Eilman, was 21-years-old when the crime occurred and she suffered permanent brain damage from the fall and has needed constant medical care ever since. Eilman, who is bipolar, was taken into police custody at Midway Airport after suffering a mental breakdown on her flight from California. Rather...
  • Student Kicked Out Of School For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracking Badge Following Failed Appeal

    01/19/2013 5:28:00 AM PST · by upchuck · 107 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Friday, January 18, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Having lost her appeal, 15 year-old student Andrea Hernandez is leaving John Jay High School after school officials denied her request to allow her to continue her "education uninterrupted" by permitting her to use her old (chipless) ID badge which "does not signify participation in a program which I believe conflicts with my religious beliefs." In her handwritten letter, Hernandez writes: "I do not wish to wear the new badge, even without the RFID chip, because it signifies participation in the program." Hernandez, who has been threatened with expulsion for refusing to wear a chipless RFID tracking badge, had her...
  • Michigan Legislature Introduces Gun Owner Protection Legislation

    01/19/2013 5:03:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 18 January, 2012 | nra-ila
    As the Michigan state Senate finishes its second week of the new legislative session, pro-gun legislators have already begun to advocate for the rights of law-abiding gun owners. State Senator Thomas Casperson (R-38) filed a bill that would keep the personal information of permit-to-purchase applicants confidential and exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests. This bill, Senate Bill 49, has been scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday January 23 in the Senate Judiciary Committee at 8:30 am. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety...
  • Flashback—Obama, Circa 1990s: 'I Don't Believe People Should Be Able to Own Guns'

    01/19/2013 4:59:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, gun rights author and scholar John Lott recounted meeting Barack Obama for the first time while he was a lecturer at University of Chicago. When the two met, Lott's reputation on guns preceded him, and Lott claims Obama said, "I don't believe people should be able to own guns." Read that again, and let it soak in; Barack Obama reportedly said, "I don't think people should be able to own guns." In my correspondence with Lott, he stood by his story. And there's little reason to doubt Lott's account, especially when you take Obama's history...
  • 'Good Morning America' Fails To Reveal Indicted Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin A Democrat

    01/19/2013 4:58:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When in 2008 Senator Ted Stevens was indicted on corruption-related charges, the very first word in ABC News's headline was "Republican." And the R-word was mentioned four more times in the story. But when ABC's Good Morning America ran a segment this morning on the indictment on charges of corruption of Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans, it never revealed—either by spoken word or screen graphic—that Nagin is a Democrat. Note that this was not some short news blip: GMA took a full minute-and-a-half to tell the story, but couldn't find a few seconds to mention Nagin's party affiliation....
  • Lawmakers file Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act

    01/19/2013 4:47:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ardmoreite.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | NA
    State Rep. Sean Roberts will be among 15 bill authors of a measure named the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act. House Bill 2021 would assert the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans by exempting guns or ammunition made in the state from federal regulations. The bill specifies that to qualify for the exemption the guns must be clearly marked as “Made in Oklahoma” and kept within state boundaries. In 2010, the legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 1685, but was vetoed by then Gov. Brad Henry after passing in both the House and Senate.
  • Go For the Throat! Obama Must Declare War on the Republican Party.

    01/19/2013 4:43:02 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Dickerson
    On Monday, President Obama will preside over the grand reopening of his administration. It would be altogether fitting if he stepped to the microphone, looked down the mall, and let out a sigh... There's no indication that the president's clashes with House Republicans will end soon... The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks...The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP... How should the president proceed then, if he wants to...
  • States pulling rug from under Obama gun plans

    01/19/2013 4:42:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wwntradio.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | NA
    Rallies have been scheduled to protest Barack Obama’s gun agenda, members of Congress are pondering their resistance and American consumers are speaking daily with ever-new records for gun purchases. Now states are getting into action, with several legislatures already developing bills that would simply pull the rug from under the president’s agenda by specifying that unconstitutional rules or regulations, or executive orders, won’t be allowed. Rep. Kendell Kroeker of Wyoming introduced HB 104, The Firearms Protection Act, and spoke to WND about the bill. “The new bill expands to any gun owned in Wyoming and any gun regulation handed down...
  • Kindergartner suspended for comment on toy bubble gun

    01/19/2013 3:50:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.
  • Health dept. inspects only Miss. abortion clinic

    01/19/2013 2:59:08 AM PST · by Islander7 · 5 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. — The state Health Department this week conducted an unannounced inspection of Mississippi's only abortion clinic to see if it's complying with a 2012 state law that eventually could put it out of business. Findings from the Wednesday inspection aren't being released to the public yet, but clinic owner Diane Derzis said last week that her Jackson Women's Health Organization had been unable to meet the law's requirements.
  • A new Gold Standard is being born

    01/19/2013 12:39:31 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/17/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The world is moving step by step towards a de facto Gold Standard, without any meetings of G20 leaders to announce the idea or bless the project. Some readers will already have seen the GFMS Gold Survey for 2012 which reported that central banks around the world bought more bullion last year in terms of tonnage than at any time in almost half a century. They added a net 536 tonnes in 2012 as they diversified fresh reserves away from the four fiat suspects: dollar, euro, sterling, and yen. The Washington Accord, where Britain, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, and others sold...
  • Chris Christie Positions Himself to Challenge Hillary in the 2016 Democrat Primary

    01/18/2013 11:01:19 PM PST · by barmag25 · 42 replies
    /www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10/18/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have, of course, the gun control battle raging on. The status of the Republican Party, where are they today, where do they stand, what are their prospects? We have the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he condemned the NRA ad. Did you see that? Let me find the sound bite. I told the broadcast engineer we're gonna start with Lance Armstrong, and I just decided we're not. Now, I gotta find Chris Christie. There it is. Number one.
  • California man empties grandkids' piggy banks to pay his $14,000 property tax bill in CHANGE

    01/18/2013 10:52:09 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Most people think spare change just weighs them down. But one California man put his to good use - saving up enough coins and dollar bills to pay his hefty $14,000 property tax bill. Larry Gasper shocked tellers at a Redding bank branch when he showed up with a wheelbarrow full of change this week.
  • Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock [Buys 60,000 Shares Valued @ $7.48/Share!]

    01/18/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2013 | Javier E. David
    Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock By Javier E. David Former U.S. vice president Al Gore recently netted a huge payday by selling his cable station. Now, it appears he's making another big profit buying Apple's (AAPL) stock on the cheap. Al Gore According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Gore -- a director on Apple's board -- exercised an option to purchase nearly 60,000 shares of the tech giant at the bargain basement price of $7.48, costing him a total of about $445,000. But with Apple's current market price at about $500 a share,...
  • Labor unions give to Obama’s inauguration

    01/18/2013 8:39:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Several unions have contributed to President Obama’s inauguration. At least nine unions are listed as donors to the inauguration, according to the latest update on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website. The committee has been releasing donors’ names to the inauguration every Friday for the past several weeks. The unions that have donated to Obama’s second inauguration include the American Federation of Government Employees; the American Postal Workers Union; the International Association of Fire Fighters; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the Laborers International Union of North America; and the United Food & Commercial Workers. Labor was a key ally of...
  • Crisis in Mali: 'Mali-trained militants in Nigeria'

    01/18/2013 8:26:04 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Actualités Afrique ^ | January 18, 2013
    Nigeria has revealed the presence in the country of terrorists trained in Mali, the northern part of which is in the hands of armed Islamist groups who seized it last year. The influx of the terrorists may have heightened the activities of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram, which has been more active lately. The sect has killed over 3,000 people in gun and bomb attacks in northern Nigeria since 2009. Nigeria has started the deployment of over a battalion of troops to Mali to participate in the African-led International Support Mission for Mali (AFISMA), which is battling alongside Malian...
  • UN fails in attempt to restart Iran nuke probe

    01/18/2013 7:28:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 2:57 PM EST | George Jahn
    U.N experts returned from Tehran on Friday without sealing a long-sought deal that would restart a probe of suspicions that Iran worked on atomic arms, adding to doubts that upcoming separate talks between six world powers and the Islamic Republic will succeed in reducing fears about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Herman Nackaerts, who headed the team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts, said the two sides would meet again in the Iranian capital Feb. 12. But even if those talks make progress, they will come too late for an Iran-six nation meeting tentatively scheduled for the end of this month. …...