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  • Department of Homeland Stupidity: Huddle like Sheep and Die

    02/04/2013 9:56:49 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/4/13 | William A Levinson
    The Department of Homeland Security just posted a video called "Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video." Its grossly incompetent guidance on how to survive a workplace shooting underscores the Obama administration's total lack of fitness to tell citizens what kind of firearms they can own for self-protection. We should also make sure that as many police as possible see this DHS video, which portrays law enforcement professionals as incompetent buffoons who recklessly endanger their partners and innocent bystanders. Duck and Cover versus Huddle like Sheep The DHS video takes a cue from the much-maligned "Duck and Cover" film of...
  • OBAMA'S STATE DEPARTMENT HOLDS SEMINAR WITH GROUPS TIED TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    02/02/2013 2:44:53 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 1, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Reports indicate the Obama administration is holding meetings with Islamic organizations with ties to extremist and terrorist groups and actively recruiting Muslims to work as Foreign Service officers in embassies around the world...
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • Nate Silver's Super Bowl Pick: The 49ers (Nate Silver in hiding now...)

    02/04/2013 9:48:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 1/30/2013 | LEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS
    Sure, Nate Silver was on-point during the 2012 election, but before you place your bets behind the bespectacled number genie, remember that he predicted that this would be a Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl — and that he's gotten a little better at the politics game than anything else. But in a column for The New York Times Magazine published online today, Silver breaks down his latest mumbo-jumbo over S.R.S. rankings and something called the Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, which is exciting if you're a statistician groupie — just not if you're a Baltimore Ravens fan. In the end, Silver seems to...
  • Tagg Romney mulling Senate special-election run in MA?

    02/04/2013 9:46:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    With Scott Brown backing out of the special election to the Senate in Massachusetts, some wondered whether former Governor and erstwhile presidential candidate Mitt Romney might take a shot at filling the rest of John Kerry's term in office. Instead, the Boston Herald reports that the task might go to the next generation of Romneys: Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election now that Scott Brown has opted out, the Truth Squad has learned.Calls for Romney, 42, to join in the short campaign to replace Secretary of State John F. Kerry have increased since the Herald...
  • Outrage over Saudi "blood money" in girls death

    02/04/2013 9:44:26 AM PST · by KingofZion · 19 replies
    sfgate ^ | February 3, 2013 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter. *** Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child's virginity. Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in "blood money" to avoid a possible death sentence. The...
  • Entergy investigating Super Bowl blackout

    02/04/2013 9:41:44 AM PST · by thackney · 30 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 4, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    The Super Bowl power outage on Sunday happened after electrical monitoring equipment “sensed an abnormality in the system,” according to the power provider for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Entergy, which provides power to the Superdome, along with 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, said in a statement Monday that the change triggered a partial electrical shutdown. Entergy’s service area includes 400,000 customers in southeast Texas, including homes in Beaumont, Port Arthur, The Woodlands, Huntsville and Conroe. The only customer affected by the problem was the Superdome, Entergy spokesman Michael Burns told FuelFix. “Shortly after the beginning of...
  • Chilling Video: Thousands of Neo-Nazis March Through Athens

    02/04/2013 9:41:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    inn ^ | 2/4/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Tens of thousands of neo-Nazis rallied in Athens in support of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, in the movement's largest demonstration of support since its rise to power in last June’s general election. Men dressed in military uniforms, holding torches, donning swastikas and chanting anti-immigrant slogans, marched through central Athens in what was reportedly a memorial event paying tribute to the party’s “fallen soldiers,” The International Business Times reported. "This is a day of remembrance. It's a day to remember that Golden Dawn is here to stay. And so long as it does, there will be hope for the country,"...
  • #SecKerry will start tweeting ....

    02/04/2013 9:35:49 AM PST · by RetroSexual · 17 replies
    The State Department ^ | 4 Feb, 2013 | John Kerry
    #SecKerry will start tweeting from @StateDept. Tweets from him will have his initials -JK
  • Is Fatherhood Being Killed so the State Can Play God? (Fathers/Authority Removed from Society)

    02/04/2013 9:27:42 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Kelly O’Connell
    Is there a master plan for the subjugation of the human race? If so, it must perforce include a strategy for the removal of the single most influential figure in history—the Father....But who would desire such a purge? [big snip] Statistics: •85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes, 20 times the average. •Adolescents from single-parent families engage in greater and earlier sexual activity. •Fatherless children are at much higher risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. •Most abused children come from fatherless homes; only 1/3 abused kids lived...
  • Back to the Future

    02/04/2013 9:27:55 AM PST · by EXCH54FE
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Sarge
    The day has dawned, the grass is ris’, I wonder where my money is.” Obama got his taxes approved and marched us resolutely 180 degrees from the brink of disaster at the “Fiscal Cliff” to the verge of calamity as he wants more middle-class taxes while lying about taxing the rich some more. We’re no longer facing a precipice; we’re facing a firing squad of avarice and covetousness to supply those who won’t with the same benefits as those who do. (Work that is.) Obama wants more taxes. Where the heck have we heard that before? Instead of demanding and...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 4,2013

    02/04/2013 9:06:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 4,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • 1500+ Gun Owners Flood The Connecticut Legislative Office Building

    02/04/2013 8:55:38 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Connecticut --(Ammoland.com)- Connecticut Carry was proud to attend and speak at the hearing of the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety. We joined at least 1500 other fellow pro-rights activists and gun owners who braved cold weather, long lines, public speaking and an all day wait to have our voices heard. The great work of our members utilizing kind and respectful debating and sharing intelligent and articulate thoughts and ideas is sure to leave an impression on everyone in attendance. We can only hope that the legislators in attendance will respect and honor the vast amount...
  • WATCH: SPECIAL FORCES CHIEF: ‘EVERYTHING DONE IN EVERY MARXIST INSURGE.BEING DONE IN AMERICA TODAY’

    02/04/2013 8:51:04 AM PST · by cricket · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | H/T Sammy Madigan/Lt. Col. Jerry Boykin
    Many speak; but not nearly enough listening. More must 'wake up' and damn the bonds of political correctness - restore 'critical mind' - so that America can recover it's original-intent purpose. Lt.Gen. Jerry Boykin; 'Special Forces'; Green Beret. . .taught at Hampden-Sydney; now Exec.Vice President/Family Rersearch Council - 'owns' his credentials; and so, has both credibility and authority. A video link to share. Lt.Gen.Boykin: marxist insurgency link Further hand/in/hand verification: http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/why
  • Man shot to death after forcing his way into home, deputies say

    02/04/2013 8:28:22 AM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 12 replies
    Gainesville Sun ^ | February 3, 2013 | staff report
    A man armed with a shotgun who forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's Newberry home Sunday was driven away after a fight inside the home, according to a report. When he returned with another shotgun, a woman inside the home and a teenager each shot him with handguns, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office reported. The man, Kenneth David Drown Jr., 21, died at Shands at the University of Florida. None of the other people inside the house were injured. --------------------------------------------- While deputies were responding to the 911 call, Drown returned with another shotgun and forced his way inside again, according...
  • Egypt Receives First Batch of F-16s from the U.S.

    Egypt received four F-16 aircraft from the United States on Sunday, the Egypt Independent reports. According to the report, the country’s Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised the growing military cooperation between Egypt and the U.S. after receiving the four fighter jets.
  • Oops: Obama Energy Department bragged about ‘energy efficiency’ of New Orleans before power outage

    02/04/2013 8:26:41 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Learn how #SuperBowl host city embraces #energy efficiency on & off the football field http://go.usa.gov/4PCm
  • Who, What, Why: Why do some countries regulate baby names?

    02/04/2013 8:01:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/04/2013
    A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has won the right to keep her first name, despite it being "unapproved" by the state. Why do some countries restrict baby names? Parents-to-be often find it hard enough to find a name they both like, let alone one the state might also be in favour of. Bjork Eidsdottir had no idea when, in naming her newborn girl Blaer 15 years ago, she was breaking the law. In the eyes of the authorities Blaer, which means "light breeze", was a male name and therefore not approved. It meant that for her entire childhood, Blaer was known...
  • Hess to close last refinery in New Jersey (No refineries have been built in the US for 30 years)

    02/04/2013 7:52:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    This story went mostly under the radar, but it will have some implications for many people on the east coast and for the industry in general further down the line. Without much fanfare, Hess recently announced that they were selling off their last commercial refinery, located in New Jersey. Their stated reasons are clear enough, but there’s a bit more to the story. Hess Corp.’s Port Reading, N.J., refinery—the company’s first and last such facility—will close its doors at the end of next month as the company gets out of the refining business to focus on more-profitable exploration and production...
  • Donald Trump to sue Bill Maher after bet feud

    02/04/2013 7:48:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Donald Trump said Monday that he’s suing liberal comic Bill Maher for $5 million for charity because Maher did not follow through on a public bet he made on “The Tonight Show.” “He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information,” Trump said Monday on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “Well I provided the information. He didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity.” Last month, Maher said on NBC to Jay Leno that he would pay $5 million to Trump’s charity of choice if he provided a birth certificate proving that...