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  • Alabama standoff 2013: Details emerge about man at center of hostage drama

    02/03/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies
    15.com ^ | 3 February 2013
    MIDLAND CITY, AL - As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, with neighbors and officials painting a picture of an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 -- a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War known as Jimmy to neighbors -- gunned down a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus, taking him to an underground bunker on his rural property. The driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland Jr., was buried Sunday. Dykes, described as a loner who...
  • Obama Calls on Boy Scouts to Welcome Homosexuals (Obama wants to be in The Scouts)

    02/03/2013 7:00:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/3/2013 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama called on the Boy Scouts to open their ranks to homosexuals. His response came during an interview ahead of Super Bowl XLVII. CBS News’ Scott Pelley asked the president if scouting should be open to gays. “Yes,” the president replied. “Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everyone else does.” BSA national leaders are meeting this week in Dallas to discuss lifting a ‘no-gay’ ban on both members and leaders. On Monday a group of 42 religious groups will publish a half-page ad in USA Today calling on the Scouts to resist political and...
  • White House Dared People To Photoshop Obama’s Gun Picture…And Did They Ever

    02/03/2013 6:36:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | february 3, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    You’ve probably seen the newly-released photo of President Barack Obama doing what he says they do “all the time” — skeet shooting at Camp David. The photo carried a standard notice from the White House concerning how the picture is used: “This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the...
  • Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Obama to Meet With Ahmadinejad

    02/03/2013 6:34:59 PM PST · by Hardraade · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 3, 2013 | Heather Robinson
    Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by phone last week to report that, according to “good sources,” U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to meet soon with Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Alusi, who served two terms in Iraq’s Parliament and has promoted normalized relations between Iraq and Israel, has frequently been prescient in alerting the West about developments in Iraq. Last April, he told this reporter that Iraqi politicians were participating in large scale money-laundering and smuggling to help the Iranian regime skirt U.S.-led sanctions, a report which was confirmed several months later by The New York...
  • Is N.Korea Planning 2 Nuke Tests? (two tunnels ready)

    02/03/2013 6:34:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2013/02/04
    Is N.Korea Planning 2 Nuke Tests? North Korea has virtually finished preparations for nuclear tests in two tunnels at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Hamgyong Province, observers believe. A South Korean government source said analysis of satellite images showed brisk activity of support vehicles and personnel at a tunnel on the southern side of the test site, and on Saturday the area was cleaned and personnel left. Intelligence agencies suspect that this means a nuclear test is imminent. Preparations at a tunnel on the western side of the site were apparently completed earlier. The government here is now...
  • EU to set up euro-election “troll patrol” to tackle Euroskeptic surge

    02/03/2013 6:32:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:33PM GMT 03 Feb 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The Daily Telegraph has seen confidential spending proposals and internal documents planning an unprecedented propaganda blitz ahead of and during European elections in June 2014. Key to a new strategy will be “public opinion monitoring tools” to “identify at an early stage whether debates of political nature among followers in social media and blogs have the potential to attract media and citizens’ interest”. Spending on “qualitative media analysis” is to be increased by £1.7 million ($2.7 million), and while most of the money is to be found in existing budgets, an additional £787,000 ($1.24 million) will be need to be...
  • Debt Delinquency - Seamless Collapse Economics

    02/03/2013 6:08:49 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-3-2013 | Andrew McKillop
    Debt Delinquancy - Seamless Collapse Economics Economics / Global Debt Crisis 2013February 03, 2013 - 06:34 PM GMT By: Andrew McKillop MAYBE THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT The New Age mystics told us that the Mayans told them the world would end in Dec 2012, but in reality the world ran out of Mayans an awful long time ago: about 1550 AD. Nearer to us, the world has already run out of credit, more than 5 years ago, or 1800 days back in time from today. The US fiscal cliff, in December, morphed into the "debt ceiling" of a supposed theoretical...
  • Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members, says Obama

    02/03/2013 5:57:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called Sunday for the Boy Scouts of America to open its ranks to those who are gay. Asked in a pre-Super Bowl interview if he thought the group should end its ban on gay scout leaders and members, Obama responded with a direct: “Yes.” “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said. Obama’s comments come as Boy Scouts leaders say they will discuss whether to change their long-standing ban during an upcoming meeting. Obama made equal rights for gays...
  • How one question changed an undocumented immigrant's fate

    02/03/2013 5:47:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Post-Standard -Syracuse.com ^ | February 03, 2013 | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    SYRACUSE -- Arely Tomas Orozco hardly ever went out.
  • Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling

    02/03/2013 5:03:35 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 73 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 31MAY2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.
  • US snubs India: Death penalty not sought as Headley cooperated, says statement

    02/03/2013 4:50:17 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Daily Bhaskar
    New Delhi: Coming under increasing criticism from India for not awarding the death penalty for 26/11 Mumbai Attacks plotter David Headley, US Authorities defended on Friday that Headley hadn’t been awarded death penalty as he had ‘cooperated with the security agencies during the investigation process’. “This decision was taken because of Headley's willingness to cooperate with law enforcement authorities -- American, Indian and others -- to help bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent other terrorist attacks," read a US embassy statement. The statement is being viewed as veiled snubbing to India's requests to award death penalty to Headley, or...
  • Arizona Law Makers Launch Anti-Gun Control Legislation

    02/03/2013 4:46:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Scottsdale Libertarian Examiner ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Paul Johnson
    While Congress debated firearm related violence on Capitol Hill in response to President Obama’s call for enhanced control laws, Arizona’s state lawmakers approved a legislative measure that would block the federal government from enforcing gun laws within the state. Senate Bill 1112, if signed into law would make it a class 6 felony for: "officials, agents or employees of the federal government from enforcing or attempting to enforce such federal laws that any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the U.S. government relating to a personal firearm, accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately...
  • PA Asks Israel to Allow Terrorist into Areas it Controls

    02/03/2013 4:34:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is making efforts to bring the leader of a terrorist group to live in the areas assigned to it in Judea and Samaria, the PA-based WAFA news agency reports. The man, Nayef Hawatmeh, is the leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), one of the main factions in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Qais Abdul Karim, known by the nom de guerre Abu Laila, said the PA has contacted Israel to allow Hawatmeh to come and live in the PA, according to WAFA. He told the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that even...
  • Gore presses Obama to ‘follow through’ on climate change promises (just use executive powers)

    02/03/2013 4:30:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama "has to follow through" on his commitment to address climate change, even if it means using executive powers to get around congressional gridlock, according to former Vice President Al Gore. Obama should "move boldly" on the agenda he articulated in his second inaugural address, which included strong words about addressing climate change, Gore said in an interview on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." While efforts to tackle climate change would run into GOP opposition in Congress, Gore said the president had ample powers to bear from the executive branch in addressing the issue. "There are some actions he can...
  • “Burkas for babies” : Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

    02/03/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by dervish · 21 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2/3/13 | Mohammad Alyousei
    A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested. In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources. Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on...
  • Obama: 'No doubt' nation needs more tax revenue to lower deficit

    02/03/2013 3:48:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2013 | Peter Schroeder
    President Obama insisted Sunday that additional tax revenue will need to be part of future deficit deals, but said hikes in tax rates may not be necessary. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, the president outlined his vision for further deficit reduction, which he said was essential, but in a way that preserves the government's ability to continue spending on key programs. He also emphasized that the seemingly continuous stream of Washington standoffs was wreaking havoc on confidence in the U.S. economy. Republicans have insisted that the revenue side of the deficit equation was dealt with during "fiscal cliff"...
  • Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers--LIVE THREAD

    02/03/2013 8:25:08 AM PST · by Perdogg · 840 replies
    Super Bowl XLVII, February 3rd, 2013 New Orleans Mercedes Benz Dome, CBS-TV, Westwood One radio, 630pm EST Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers (-4.5, O/U 47.5)
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Rambo’s Sylvester Stallone supports gun control (New movie FLOPS!)

    02/03/2013 3:09:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Times AP ^ | 2/2/13 | Ryan Pearson
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation. Stallone supported the 1994 “Brady bill” that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated. “I know people get (upset) and go, ‘They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. … You can’t hunt with it. … Who’s going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”
  • Serial burglar shot by homeowner

    02/03/2013 2:47:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    krqe.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Kim Vallez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a serial burglar, who has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning. Authorities say the homeowner heard a loud bang and then his alarm go off. After arming himself with a gun the homeowner says he saw the burglar at the top of his stairs and shot at him twice, hitting him once. Police say the burglar will survive his wounds. That burglar has been identified as Richard Garcia, 43, a man with a very long history of home and vehicle burglaries. Court records show he's been prosecuted...