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  • What’s mine should be mine: Ruling makes it illegal to unlock your phone

    01/25/2013 3:00:40 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 32 replies
    ECN Magazine ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jason Lomberg
    Think you own your wireless handset, inside and out? Think you can do whatever you wish with your own property? Think again. Beginning Saturday, it will become illegal to unlock a phone without the express permission of the carrier who locked it. While the relevant portion of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act legalizes jailbreaking for three years, it also makes it illegal to unlock new, locked wireless handsets (without the permission of the previous carrier). Exemptions include “legacy phones” ("used (or perhaps unused) phones previously purchased or otherwise acquired by a consumer"). So this ruling won’t kill the secondary market...
  • Mysterious donors (Another conservative businessman's money goes Left)

    01/25/2013 2:50:07 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 29 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/25/2013 | Scott Walter
    Can you name this donor? He co-founded Silicon Valley’s first great corporation. He funded and befriended every Republican President from Nixon to George H.W. Bush. His decisive actions helped save two conservative think tanks, the Hoover Institution in the 1950s and the American Enterprise Institute in the 1980s. In 1992 he declared, “the Democratic Party has been the party of socialism since President Roosevelt’s term,” and it “is indentured to union labor.” Your last clue: The foundation named for him—America’s seventh largest—is a pillar of the liberal philanthropic establishment.
  • Tonite 9PM-Sean Hannity- The Booming Business of Government-Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City

    01/25/2013 2:48:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    foxnewsinsider ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sean Hannity
    America is drowning in debt, but D.C. is swimming in money! We reveal how you’re paying the price for the booming business of government. Sean Hannity gets real insight from political insiders on Boomtown: Washington, the Imperial City! Watch a sneak peek below and don’t miss this Hannity special, Friday at 9p/12a ET.
  • Obama Campaign Merges with George Soros

    01/25/2013 2:46:25 PM PST · by mgist · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/25/13 | Greenfield
    George Soros has leased the White House as a summer home for eight years, and appointed a number of his stooges to Cabinet positions, including Chief of Staff. It’s a great triumph for the wanted criminal who has gone from collaborating with the Nazis to controlling the greatest country in the world. And now Soros will be funding the Permanent Campaign to transform America into a Socialist country. Obama rolled out his new political outfit last week, he and his allies declared it would be powered by grassroots activists and change politics from outside Washington. Not exactly. In its first...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Friday, January-25-2013

    01/25/2013 2:34:41 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 76 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
  • Sandy Victims Shivering in the Cold?

    01/25/2013 2:28:59 PM PST · by BerryDingle · 21 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 25 January 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was watching Fox this morning -- well, I never really watch it, it's just on while I'm in the midst of doing show prep. Sometimes, for whatever reason, I'll actually look at the monitor, something attracts my attention, sometimes I'm just looking for a break from what I'm doing. I looked up there and I saw this graphic the bottom of the screen. You know what it said? "Sandy victims shiver in Northeast without heat." Victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Sarah Palin Out At Fox News Channel

    01/25/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 159 replies
    mediaite ^ | 1/25/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Fox News Channel are parting ways, according to a report in Real Clear Politics. After three years as a paid contributor for the channel, FNC and the former Republican vice presidential nominee have decided to cut ties. A source close to Palin told Real Clear Politics that it was the governor’s decision not to renew their contract. *“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism...
  • Court to Obama: What Part of ‘The’ Do You Not Understand?

    01/25/2013 2:13:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 25, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that if the word “the” in the U.S. Constitution carries its customary meaning—which the court forcefully affirmed it does—than President Barack Obama violated the Constitution and usurped power from Congress by appointing persons to federal office without securing the constitutionally required consent of the Senate. On Jan. 4, 2012, Obama unilaterally named three people to the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). The Senate—by a unanimous agreement of all 100 senators—had said that it was in fact still in session that day and not in the recess....
  • Mitt Romney tells former supporters, ‘I’m not going away’ (Lord help us...)

    01/25/2013 2:13:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/25/13 | KRISTEN A. LEE
    Mitt Romney promised that he won’t vanish from politics during a meeting in Washington Friday morning with a group of former campaign donors and aides. Two people at the meeting told Politico that Romney said he will help Republican candidates in upcoming elections.
  • NLRB: We will continue to act despite the Appeals Court decision

    01/25/2013 2:11:01 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-25-2013 | Sean Higgins
    Mark Gaston Pearce, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s DC Appeals Court decision that President Obama use of recess appointments to install three people on the NLRB last year was unconstitutional. The action renders the board without a quorum to act and potentially invalidates a year’s worth of actions and rulings by it. Pearce indicated that the NLRB will attempt to continue on regardless:
  • Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

    01/25/2013 2:11:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 16 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 25th January 2013 | Lewis Page
    Doubled CO2 means just 1.9°C warming, says Norwegian gov New research produced by a Norwegian government project, described as "truly sensational" by independent experts, indicates that humanity's carbon emissions produce far less global warming than had been thought: so much so that there is no danger of producing warming beyond the IPCC upper safe limit of 2°C for many decades. “In our project we have worked on finding out the overall effect of all known feedback mechanisms,” says project manager Terje Berntsen, who is a professor at the University of Oslo’s Department of Geosciences and a senior research fellow at...
  • SL Tribune editorial: LEOs need ability to kill large #s of people

    01/25/2013 2:05:02 PM PST · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 24, 2013 | Salt Lake Tribune editorial
    Sheriffs vs fedsGrandstanding is useless exercise First Published Jan 24 2013 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 24 2013 01:01 am http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55677972-82/law-constitution-federal-gun.html.csp
  • Immigration status dashes Valley man's military dreams

    01/25/2013 1:49:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Jan. 25, 2013 | Lewis Griswold
    HANFORD -- Pablo Reyes-Morales walked into the Navy recruiting station here Thursday and tried to enlist. But the 21-year-old, a native of Mexico who can now legally work under the new federal "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" policy, lacks a green card that's required for foreign nationals to join the military. Under the "Deferred Action" policy, young undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children and who are in school or have completed high school and have no serious criminal record are eligible to get a Social Security number and authorization card from the Department of Homeland Security,...
  • Argentine destroyer that led war against Britain sinks, a symbol of decay for once-proud navy

    01/25/2013 1:00:39 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2013
    <p>Argentina’s defense chief expressed shame Wednesday after a Navy destroyer sank at its moorings, putting on display the declining fortunes of a once-proud fleet.</p> <p>The ARA Trinidad led Argentina’s 1982 sea war against Britain, but has long been mothballed and used for spare parts to sustain what’s left of Argentina’s Navy.</p>
  • Reince Priebus re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RINO insanity...)

    01/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been overwhelmingly re-elected to his post by committee members.
  • Biden on gun control: Limit on magazine rounds a bigger priority

    01/25/2013 12:35:41 PM PST · by Red Steel · 43 replies
    tcpalm ^ | January 24, 2013 at 3:51 p.m. | Nedra Pickler and Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he's more concerned about limiting the number of rounds in a gun magazine than about banning assault weapons that account for a small percentage of gun deaths. Biden argued that the shooter at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., could have been slowed down if he had fewer rounds in each magazine and had to change clips more often. "Maybe if it took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive," Biden said during an online video chat on Google Plus. -snip- Biden says he wants a ban on...
  • Abortion is Sexy? Barry White-esque Seduction Video Celebrates Roe v Wade Anniversary

    01/25/2013 12:14:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2013
    This commercial seems more like a celebration of consequence-free sex for men at the expense of unintended pregnancies being aborted as a form of birth control. Is this really the message of the 'women's rights movement' on the Left? What do you think?
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Ninth Week in Office

    01/25/2013 11:56:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/25/13 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Ninth Week in Office1/24/2013Obama and IsraelUS Urges Israel to Partake in UN Human Rights Review... despite state’s decision to cut ties with council due to blatant bias.Senator John Kerry hinted Thursday he has a plan up his sleeve to rekindle the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority but warned he was worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closingGunrunner-GateDOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious ScandalObama Attacks the Second AmendmentBiden: Putting armed guards in schools would be a "terrible mistake"List of Guns Banned Under Feinstein's LegislationBiden: 'Buy...
  • Euro jumps to 11-month high against dollar

    01/25/2013 11:45:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 12:55 PM EST
    The euro hit an 11-month high against the dollar after the European Central Bank said that banks were expected to pay back emergency loans faster than expected, increasing confidence that Europe’s debt crisis is easing. … The euro rose as high as $1.3479, the highest since Feb. 2012. The euro was worth $1.3371 late Thursday. …
  • Court says Obama exceeded authority in making appointments

    01/25/2013 11:44:10 AM PST · by South40 · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/25/2013 | Robert Barnes
    President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority when he named three members of the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was on a break last year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that allowing the president to make such appointments as a way around Senate opposition “would wholly defeat the purpose of the Framers in the careful separation of powers structure” they created. The decision flatly rejected the administration’s rationale for appointing the board members, and jeopardizes the separate recess appointment of former Ohio attorney general...