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  • It IS King Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm regal identity of body...

    02/04/2013 3:11:38 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4th February 2013 | Damien Gayle
    The body of a man killed in battle found beneath a social services office car park in Leicester is that of Richard III, DNA analysis confirmed today. Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester said that there was a DNA match between the maternal line of a descendant of the family of Richard III and the remains found beneath Grey Friars car park. Lead researcher Dr Richard Buckley added: 'It is the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the remains found in Leicester are that of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.'...
  • American Airlines Treated Me Like a Dog [Celebtard Demands "Emotional Support" Pet Fly With Her]

    02/04/2013 2:34:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    Kristin Chenoweth says she was the victim of a screaming, angry gate agent who bullied her and embarrassed her when she tried to board an American Airlines flight with her emotional support dog ... and now the airline is begging for her forgiveness. TMZ has learned, the altercation went down this week as Kristin boarded a flight from Dallas to L.A.. We're told Kristin had her emotional support dog in tow -- as she always does -- when she was confronted by a gate agent supervisor who claimed Kristin didn't have the proper paperwork to bring the dog on board.
  • Gangster Squad Movie Review (Shocking: LAPD are the good guys)

    02/03/2013 11:49:00 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 20 replies ^ | 02/03/2013 | me
    Just got done watching Gangster Squad and it is a great movie. It takes some artistic license but clearly gives credit to Chief Parker for keeping the mob out of Los Angeles. I've lived in Los Angeles all my life as has my father - and he often has talked about how Chief Parker went Roman on the mafia in the 1950's in order to keep them out of Los Angeles. As a result, Los Angeles was considered off limits to the mob. The lack of corruption in Los Angeles from the 1950's on thru the 1980's was an important...
  • Chuck Hagel’s Trust in Fidel Castro

    02/03/2013 11:29:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/4/13 | Humberto Fontova
    “Elian is now where he belongs.” (Senator Chuck Hagel after Elian Gonzalez was shanghaied at U.S. gunpoint from his American family at Fidel Castro’s command and without a warrant.) “To me,” wrote Hagel in a New York Times Op-Ed just after the armed raid on the Gonzalez family’s Miami home, “this case has always been fundamentally about a father-son relationship. … the point of the raid — to reunite Elián with his father when those housing him had repeatedly refused to hand him over….The boy is where he belongs.” Why did this Republican Senator accept the word of a Stalinist...
  • Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With

    02/03/2013 11:24:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/4/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton left the Harry S. Truman Building of the State Department after doing a grand media tour of every media outlet with a camera and a microphone. Meanwhile in Benghazi, where it was twenty degrees warmer, foreign organizations were fleeing the city while the killers who stayed behind still walked the streets. In her joint appearance with Obama on 60 Minutes, Clinton claimed that her critics were not living in an “evidence-based world”. This is the same world of which she wrote in her goodbye letter to her State Department colleagues; “I am proud of what...
  • Harry Reid expresses ‘confidence’ Sen. Menendez ‘did nothing wrong’

    02/03/2013 11:18:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Sean Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Sunday, expressing confidence his Democratic colleague who has come under scrutiny from the Senate Ethics panel didn’t do anything wrong. -snip Menendez is the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Reid said he didn’t see any problem with Menendez serving in that role while under investigation.
  • Why is government stockpiling guns, ammo?

    02/03/2013 11:10:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Joseph Farah
    Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security need billions of rounds of ammunition? This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesn’t. This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesn’t. So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times? Maybe this is the “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the Defense Department. These words – “civilian national security force” – have haunted me ever since I first read them. Obama...
  • At Least 8 Dead, 27 Injured In Mentone Tour Bus Collision

    02/03/2013 10:12:02 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 20 replies
    MENTONE ( — Authorities say at least eight people were killed and 27 injured in a collision involving a tour bus and pickup truck in Mentone. The accident occurred at California Highway 38 and Bryant Street. Highway 38 is closed in both directions. A spokesperson for Caltrans said the bus originated from Tijuana. At least two passengers were also reportedly trapped in the wreckage. Eleven others are described as “walking wounded.”
  • California governor weighs parole for Charles Manson follower

    02/03/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | February 2, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Kyung Lah
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to grant parole to a convicted murderer who followed notorious killer Charles Manson, a spokeswoman for the governor said. Brown's office received a formal recommendation from the state board parole Friday to release Bruce Davis, 70, who would be the first Manson "family" member to secure freedom solely for good behavior. Brown has 30 days -- or until March 3 -- to either modify, affirm or reverse the parole board's recommendation, a corrections spokeswoman said. In 2010, Davis secured his first formal recommendation for parole by the state board, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement

    02/03/2013 9:39:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    IHS Jane's ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jon Grevatt
    China offers Type 054 to meet Thai frigate requirement By Jon Grevatt 1/30/2013 China has offered Thailand its Type 054-class Jiangkai frigate to meet a requirement to procure multipurpose frigates for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), thus potentially putting Beijing and Washington head to head in a large-scale international procurement programme. Sources have confirmed to IHS Jane's that preliminary discussions between Thailand and China have commenced over the potential deal, in which China has said it is prepared to sell to the RTN three Type 054-class vessels at a cost that will meet the programme's budget of USD1 billion. While...
  • Eat More Chicken and Your Skin Will Thicken

    02/03/2013 9:29:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies ^ | 2-4-13 | Dr. Mike Adams
    My friends at Campus Reform are on top of it, as usual. They always expose the thin-skinned idiocy of campus liberals and give me lots of column fodder in the process. Thanks guys. The next round of waffle fries is on me. Campus Reform is reporting that Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food restaurant chain, has now been dubbed a "symbol of hate," by a professor at Eastern Illinois University (EIU). Lisa Moyer, who teaches in the Family Studies Department at EIU, apparently made the comment with a straight face, although some have suggested that the term "straight face" reinforces heterosexist...
  • Conservative Groups Mock Crossroads’ Initiative

    02/03/2013 8:46:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 02:24 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Two powerful conservative groups say a new American Crossroads’ initiative, formed to work against Republican candidates it deems unelectable, is just another attempt to muzzle the GOP’s true base. American Crossroads, a super PAC founded by a group led by former Bush White House advisor Karl Rove, was the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle. The idea behind the PAC’s latest effort is to intensely vet prospective contenders for Congressional races to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections, The New York Times reported Sunday. The new organization, the Conservative Victory...
  • New Shale Formation in West Texas could Dwarf the Bakken

    02/03/2013 8:23:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Oil Price ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Kennedy
    The US shale boom has led some to predict that it will overtake Saudi Arabia as world’s largest oil and gas producer by 2020, thanks to the massive reserves found in plays such as the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, the Marcellus Shale in New York, and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas; even the newly discovered Tuscaloosa Shale formation in Louisiana holds large potential. However there is a new shale formation that has been discovered in West Texas which could dwarf all others being drilled in the US at the moment. The play is known as the Cline Shale...
  • Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along

    02/03/2013 8:03:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 2/3/13 | Pat Dollard
    While most of the SEALs have died in military combat or unexplained helicopter accidents over the past four years….the recent death of Chris Kyle and other high profile 2nd amendment advocates have raised some questions since the war on our 2nd Amendment right began following the Newtown tragedy in December 2012. It is so sad and tragic we lost such a great American hero and advocate for our Constitution and country. It was reported today they found the bodies of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield three hours after they were shot yesterday, by 25 year old Eddie Ray...
  • Benghazi, Libya, deteriorating into security nightmare

    02/03/2013 8:02:29 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent. ... In January, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada urged their citizens to leave Benghazi. The British Foreign Office said it was aware of “a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi.” Several nongovernmental organizations already have left. ... Over the past year, militants in Benghazi have attacked the British envoy’s...
  • UPDATE: Alleged shooter tasered at Erath County Jail after becoming aggressive with guards

    02/03/2013 8:02:27 PM PST · by GVnana · 59 replies
    Police say Eddie Ray Routh, the 25-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, was tasered after becoming aggressive with jailers around dinnertime Sunday. After eating dinner, Routh refused to return his food tray to jailers. He became aggressive and tried to attack them when they tried to get it back from him, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. Jailers tasered Routh and placed him in a restraining chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch, Bryant said. Bryant also said there have been death threats made against Routh since news of his alleged actions...
  • DEF SEC Panetta Admits that CIA Used the Information from Waterboarding to Capture Osama Bin Laden

    02/03/2013 7:42:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    Defense Secretary Panetta admits that CIA used the information from waterboarding to capture Osama Bin Laden • Controversial film Zero Dark Thirty has graphic waterboarding scene • Director Kathryn Bigelow says all information in the film was based on 'first hand accounts' of what happened but now Senator disputes theory Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that some of the information that was used to locate and kill Osama bin Laden was attained using torture. The admission comes after months of speculation about the role that waterboarding plays in CIA interrogations following its graphic depiction in the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark...
  • Police: Florida Mom Forced To Watch Estranged Husband Kill Their Sons [Ages: 12 and 11]

    02/03/2013 7:34:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    NBCNews ^ | February 03. 2013 | Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega
    Police: Florida Mom Forced To Watch Estranged Husband Kill Their Sons By Gilma Avalos and Juan Ortega, NBC Miami A South Florida man strangled his two young sons with a rope at his estranged wife’s house and then used a gun to shoot one of the boys several times before he shot himself to death, authorities said Saturday afternoon. Police say Isidro Zavala, 45, early Saturday went to the Boynton Beach home of his wife with the intention of killing her and their children, Eduardo Zavala, 12, and Mario Zavala, 11. At the crime scene, detectives found a blue bag...
  • Obama faces tough sell with sheriffs on gun control

    02/03/2013 7:32:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 2 February, 2013 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama will travel to Minnesota on Monday with hopes of building support in the law enforcement community for his set of gun control initiatives. However, public safety officials outside urban pockets are increasingly hostile toward a sweeping set of proposals they say would do nothing to curtail violence. As the details of Obama's gun plan emerged -- a ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks -- urban law enforcement officials were among the most vocal proponents of the blueprint. However, over time, police officials in suburban and rural areas have expressed misgivings,...
  • Alabama standoff 2013: Details emerge about man at center of hostage drama

    02/03/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'

    02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain. Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" … CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are...
  • OH:Home invasion of Wright State students turns into an altercation: one invader wounded, one dead

    02/03/2013 2:18:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Andrew Smith
    The home of two Wright State students was invaded Monday evening in Fairborn, ending with one of the alleged intruders dying from a gunshot wound. According to a Dayton Daily News article published Monday and updated Tuesday afternoon, “Police said Tuesday that it is still a bit unclear what prompted the five individuals, ages 19 to 23, to force their way into the Victoria Avenue home while brandishing a fake plastic gun.” The article continues, “Two Wright State students were home when the intruders entered. Trent Seitz, 21, reportedly struggled with the men and was ordered to the floor. He...
  • The Week In Gore:In the Hot Air, Gassy Realm of the GoreGon

    02/03/2013 2:17:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 2, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What's Up With That?The week in Gore:February 2, 2013 Al Gore has been running the interview circuit this week, and it seems since his sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeerra he has gone from golden boy to goblin boy in the eyes of the media. He’s pushing his usual set of tabloid climatology claims in the process, but all they want to know about is why he sold out to “big oil”. Below are a few excerpts from headlines and some interviews. My favorite is from my radio commentator friend Lars Larson in Portland, who had so much fun...
  • Court grants new trial to New Mexico gun dealer family

    02/03/2013 2:04:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    In addition to granting conditional release to Rick and Ryin Reese, the two remaining members of a New Mexico gun dealer family still behind bars after 18 months incarceration, Judge Robert C. Brack of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has also granted a motion for a new trial, a Memorandum and Opinion Order filed today mandates. “This matter came before the Court on Defendants’ Motion for a New Trial … and Motion for Release on Conditions Pending Sentencing,” the order states. “On January 28, 2013, the Court held a hearing on these motions. Having...
  • LGBT Leader Reveals Friendship With Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A

    02/03/2013 1:45:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Shane L. Windmeyer, a prominent LGBT activist and leader, "nervously" revealed to the public that he developed a friendship with Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, despite their strongly opposing views on same-sex marriage. "I spent New Year's Eve at the red-blooded, all-American epicenter of college football: at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, next to Dan Cathy, as his personal guest. It was among the most unexpected moments of my life," Windmeyer begins in a blog for The Huffington Post published earlier this week. Windmeyer, the co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride, a leading national organization for...
  • How a discordant Senate band got back together on immigration

    02/03/2013 1:42:44 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON — On the Saturday morning after 7 in 10 Latino voters helped return President Obama to the White House and deliver a crushing defeat to Mitt Romney, Charles E. Schumer, the Democratic senator from New York, scanned his daily list of phone messages and saw that Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, had called. Schumer dialed his number. "I saw your name on my call list, and my heart skipped a beat," he said. "We're getting the band back together," Graham replied. "Let's do immigration." [...] It was clear to the senators that one voice could prove...
  • Snafu keeps gun dealers in jail as attorney urges investigation of prosecutors(Reese, NM)

    02/03/2013 1:31:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    Despite two orders from an obviously irked New Mexico U.S. District Court judge that the Reese family will be given a new trial and that father Rick and son Reese are to be released on bond, the pair remain behind bars this weekend because monitoring devices required by the order are not on hand, sources close to the case have confirmed to Gun Rights Examiner. “Yes, bail money is good for now,” the source reveled, explaining “relatives, good friends and well-wishers have donated to the defense fund. “They are waiting for the ankle monitors to get in for the release....
  • Mark Kelly On Fox Presses For Background Checks: ‘This Isn’t About The Second Amendment Anymore’

    02/03/2013 1:31:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 67 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, spoke to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this week, reiterating his support for universal background checks and responding to the NRA’s anti-gun control arguments. Simply put, Kelly said, less people would die due to gun violence if the legislation were put in place. Wallace looked to the example of Jared Loughner, the gunman who opened fire in Arizona, killing and injuring many, including Giffords. He passed a background check, Wallace noted. Loughner clearly was mentally ill, Kelly said — and if his condition was entered into the background check system, presumably...
  • Panetta: 'Shameful and irresponsible' if Congress allows sequestration

    02/03/2013 1:27:00 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Feb 13 | By MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it would “really be a shameful and irresponsible act” for Congress to allow sequestration to happen. “We have to prepare for it, because, you know, there are members up on the Capitol Hill that are saying, ‘Oh no, we're gonna stand back and let sequester happen,’” Panetta said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press." “Let me tell you: If sequester happens, it is gonna badly damage the readiness of the United States of America. We have the most powerful military force on the face of the earth right now.” If sequester...
  • CIA ADMITS FULL MONITORING OF FACEBOOK, Google, Youtube and other social networks

    02/03/2013 1:11:49 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 177 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    I. Introduction Social media platforms are changing the way organizations are communicating to the public Conversations are happening all the time and everywhere. There is need for the Communications Group to be timely and proactively aware of the reactions and opinions expressed by the general public as it relates to the Federal Reserve and its actions on a variety of subjects. II. Social Listening Platforms Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the...
  • The Freeman's Defence [Excerpt from "Uncle Tom's Cabin", Fits America Today!]

    02/03/2013 1:04:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (free ebook) ^ | 1852 | Harriet Beecher Stowe
    [Quoting from escaped slave George to his wife]: "O! Eliza, if these people [slaveholders] only knew what a blessing it is for a man to feel that his wife and child belong to HIM!...Why, I feel rich and strong, though we have nothing but our bare hands. I feel as if I could scarcely ask God for any more.... yet if they will only let me alone now, I will be satisfied--thankful; I will work...As to my old master, he has been paid five times over for all he ever spent for me. I don't owe him anything." [Quoting from...