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  • Chilling array of weapons seized by police force in anti-violence crackdown

    01/23/2013 6:21:29 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Hugo Gye
    Police have revealed the chilling array of deadly weapons they seized in just four months - including a crossbow and a traditional samurai sword. The fearsome arsenal, which even includes a gold-plated axe, was put on display yesterday by West Midlands Police as part of a new anti-weapons campaign. Other dangerous arms featured in the grim haul are nunchuks, knuckle dusters, a giant flick knife and crude planks of wood with nails hammered into them. The force, which is the UK's second largest, has launched its campaign alongside doctors and the families of victims of knife crime. Superintendent Basit Javid...
  • Undocumented Youth With Work Permits Seek Professional Licenses

    01/23/2013 6:03:12 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bryan Llenas
    For months, Jose Godinez had to put his dreams of becoming an immigration lawyer on hold. The 26-year-old passed the Florida Bar exam and earned a law degree from Florida State University. But he had been denied a law license from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners because he is in the U.S. illegally. Not anymore. He now has a two-year work permit, a driver’s license and a Social Security card, after qualifying for a federal immigration program for people who were brought illegally into the U.S. as youngsters
  • Live Thread: Sec. of State Clinton to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi

    01/23/2013 5:58:01 AM PST · by kristinn · 411 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Senate hearing: 9:00a.m. EST. House hearing: 2:00 p.m. ESTWatch live here. Also on C-SPAN 3. In her first testimony since the Benghazi attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will participate in a full day of hearings Wednesday about U.S. diplomatic security and the American mission in Libya. Sec. Clinton will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the morning followed by an afternoon testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In December, the State Department's highest ranking foreign service officers, William Burns and Thomas Nides, testified before Congressional lawmakers in the Secretary's place. They discussed a new report by...
  • Jarrett: Obama Isn't Going to Debate Government's Role, 'Progress Is Compelled by Action Right Now'

    01/23/2013 5:57:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    And Obama's advisor (Jarrett) went on to compare the current president with Abraham Lincoln. "I think you can't compare the Civil War to what we're going through," she said. "But we've been through a really tough time in our country. And seeing how Lincoln had to work so hard just to make the progress that he did, how he never gave up, and how resilient he was, and [how] he tried a whole range of different strategies. And I think obviously that resonated with the president. And so it kind of reaffirmed what he already knew, which is you have...
  • Obama's Lofty Inaugural Ideals Run Into Reality

    01/23/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | January 23,2013 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term.
  • Analysis: A vote for internal change

    01/23/2013 5:46:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-23-13 | HERB KEINON
    Results show Israel turns inward, but not in isolationist sense. After slogging through a dead, relatively uneventful campaign, the Israeli electorate went to the polls Tuesday and sent their leaders an unmistakable message: Change. Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett, political novices, are the country’s poster boys for change – and they did astonishingly well. The old guard – Binyamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Liberman, Tzipi Livni, Shaul Mofaz – they all took it on the chin. However, a look at the initial results shows that the change the country is looking for is not necessarily a change in external policy, but changes...
  • Right Weakened in Israel, but Still Standing

    01/23/2013 5:43:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 23, 2013 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Right Weakened in Israel, but Still StandingPosted By P. David Hornik On January 23, 2013 @ 12:57 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments According to the first exit-poll results for Israel’s elections Tuesday night, Binyamin Netanyahu will almost certainly continue as prime minister. But it may well be with a considerably more patchwork, wobbly coalition than almost all surveys leading up to the elections had projected.Netanyahu’s own Likud Beiteinu Party—a merger of his original party, Likud, and the Yisrael Beiteinu faction—had plummeted to 31 seats (out of a Knesset of 120). Plummeted, because...
  • MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday

    01/23/2013 4:21:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 118 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday. The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles. She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an “assault weapon.” This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug,...
  • Obama Promises To Fix Inequality After Making It Worse

    01/23/2013 4:13:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/22/2013 | John Merline
    A centerpiece of President Obama's second inaugural address was a call for greater economic equality, with the president saying that "our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." But that's precisely what's happened over the past four years, as Obama's economic policies left the majority of Americans falling behind while the wealthy few got further ahead. Evidence of this is everywhere you look.
  • Angela West’s scathing rebuttal to West Point report on ‘dangerous far right’

    01/23/2013 3:34:14 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    BizPac ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | MICHELE KIRK
    Recent media coverage of a report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point raised concerns among activists who consider themselves the typical, God-fearing American “right.” The report by West Point professor Arie Perliger, Challengers from the Sidelines – Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right, includes some descriptions of the “far right” that many conservatives have found shocking. Angela West, wife of former congressman and new PJ Media spokesman Allen West, posted a scathing response on her Facebook page, which included a photo montage. “Pigs certainly now fly and birds are doing the backstroke!” Angela West wrote in her Facebook post.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 23, 2013

    01/23/2013 2:52:30 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Top psychiatrist: Meds behind school massacres

    01/23/2013 2:45:57 AM PST · by cricket · 68 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 23/ 2013 | Jerome Corsi / Dr. David Healey
    Interesting article and conclusions per 'chicken/egg' antidote/warning from London based, Dr.David Healy: [“I predict then the outcome of more school screenings for mental illness will be more mass killings, even if the guns are taken away and the mass killings are not done with guns.”]
  • Soldiers’ Votes May Boost Jewish Home (IDF Vote Leans Right)

    01/23/2013 2:12:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/23/2013 | Israel National News
    Once soldiers’ votes are counted and the distribution of Knesset seats recalculated, the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party may be back up to 12 seats. The extra seat would likely come at the expense of Ra’am Ta’al, which currently stands at five seats, up from its current three. Party head Ahmed Tibi expressed hope Wednesday morning that soldiers’ votes would not hurt the party’s new standing.
  • California's Pro-Gun Sheriffs Take a Stand (Update)

    01/23/2013 1:41:16 AM PST · by GVnana · 9 replies
    We are not alone in this fight! While California is known across the country as being on the forefront of liberal politics, we have twelve sheriffs (so far), who decided it was time they tell the country,and Vice President Biden, that they do not agree with the anti-gun majority. Maybe it comes as a shock to the more liberal parts of the state, that there are so many sheriffs who do not stand with the majority. And we hope it does. For too long, we've heard the sheriffs from California's major cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc), act as if...
  • Russia plans to sell multipurpose submarines abroad

    01/23/2013 12:54:14 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | January 22, 2013 | Andrei Lvov
    Russia plans to sell multipurpose submarines abroad January 22, 2013 Andrei Lvov Russia’s military-industrial complex is increasing arms exports through Rosoboronexport, year after year, and the naval component is no exception. However, the latest contract for the supply of non-nuclear submarines is unique. Rosoboronexport is in continued talks with Italy on the supply of S1000 submarines. However, these boats will not see action in either the Russian or the Italian navy. Instead, they will be sold exclusively to third-party countries. Experts at the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering and Italy’s Fincantieri completed the conceptual design of the S1000...
  • Big City Demographics - Hareidi Party Yahadut Hatorah Wins in Jerusalem

    01/22/2013 11:57:21 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/23/2013 | Israel National News
    The hareidi-religious Yahadut Hatorah (Gimmel) party won a plurality in the elections in the city of Jerusalem. The party won 22.34% of the vote. Likud Beytenu was in second place with 20.51%, Shas was third with 15.73%, Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) was fourth with 11.77%, and Yesh Atid was fifth with 6.86%.
  • (Former Prez) Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London

    01/22/2013 11:47:59 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 27 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | January 22, 2013 | Peter Allen In Paris
    Suddenly a handshake from David Cameron probably seems an awful lot more inviting. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy could become the next wealthy Frenchman to flee to Britain over his country’s looming tax hikes on the rich. Mr Sarkozy – who famously snubbed the Prime Minister’s attempt to shake his hand after Mr Cameron vetoed changes to the EU treaty in 2011 – is reportedly planning to move to London to set up a £800million investment fund. The 57-year-old, who was ousted from office last June, has amassed a fortune from £150,000-an-hour public speaking engagements and is now said to be...
  • Voice of 'Charlie Brown' arrested in San Diego

    01/22/2013 11:34:38 PM PST · by South40 · 28 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1/22/2013 | Susan Shroder
    SAN DIEGO — Peter Robbins, an Oceanside resident who as a child actor was the voice of the animated “Charlie Brown” character of “Peanuts” fame, has been arrested and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Wednesday in San Diego on five felony charges, authorities said. Robbins, 56, is charged with four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one felony count of stalking, according to the San Diego County jail website.
  • Assembly Democrat wants grocery store ban on plastic bags [California]

    01/22/2013 10:27:56 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Kevin Yamamura
    Assemblyman Marc Levine announced today he will revive a proposal banning all single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores. Under the proposal, most grocery retailers could no longer provide thin plastic bags for customers starting in 2015. For 18 months, retailers could offer paper bags made of recycled materials or reusable plastic bags for customers to bag their milk, eggs and other groceries. Starting in July 2016, grocery retailers could only provide reusable plastic bags, which many stores already offer at a fee. The new proposal, Assembly Bill 158, also leaves room for stores to provide recycled paper bags at...
  • Giant goat-cheese fire closes Norwegian roadway for six days

    01/22/2013 10:15:24 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-22-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    This may be the cheesiest story you’ll read all day—literally. That’s because 27 metric tons of flaming goat cheese burned inside a Norwegian road tunnel, closing nearly two miles of the road for six days. Brunost, a Norwegian cheese considered a delicacy, was being shipped in a truck that caught fire. No one was hurt in the incident, which firefighters were finally able to put out on Monday.