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  • Ron Paul Tweets About SEAL Sniper’s Death

    02/04/2013 12:52:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | February 4,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense
  • The faces of amnesty: Six immigrants' stories

    02/04/2013 12:52:03 PM PST · by posterchild · 6 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    Ubaldo was 26 and working as a cashier in a Los Angeles gas station when he learned that his status as an illegal immigrant was about to change. He had turned on a Spanish radio station as an announcer was shouting the news: Ronald Reagan was expected to sign a new amnesty bill into law. It was 1986. “I felt like I just won a million dollars or more,” he said. Ubaldo is just one of the six immigrants Yahoo News has interviewed for our series on Americans who gained green cards under Reagan’s 1986 law that legalized 2.7 million...
  • Get rid of the Constitution? Get real.

    02/04/2013 12:45:38 PM PST · by IndePundit · 16 replies
    I cannot believe there are people out there who think we should get rid of the Constitution. The crazy part is, they want to get rid of the document but keep all of the provisions! Professor Seidman really struggles to defend his points in this video, at least David Rivkin was there to be the voice reason.
  • Woo hoo!! It's moving but we need your help to keep it going!! [FReepathon thread XV]

    02/04/2013 12:35:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 369 replies
    <p>We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. Now into the second month of the fundraiser and we're catching up, but still lagging a bit behind the pace. Hopefully it'll keep going stron so we can complete it in the next few weeks.</p>
  • Obama claims 'consensus' forming around gun control proposals

    02/04/2013 12:29:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/4/13 | ap/foxnews
    President Obama claimed Monday that a "consensus" is forming around the kinds of "common-sense" gun control measures he's pushing in Washington, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Storms Show U.S. Needs To Go It Alone If Necessary On Climate Change

    02/04/2013 12:21:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell isn't about to let a good hurricane go to waste in her push for economy-wrecking climate change regulations. On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell claimed that recent weather events including Superstorm Sandy have "taught us if nothing else, that we have a real climate problem and that we have to deal with this here even if the rest of the world isn't going to deal with it in China and elsewhere." View the video here.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 4-8,2013

    02/04/2013 12:19:48 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 4-8,2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Chilling Video: Thousands of Nazis March through Athens

    videoTens 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,"...
  • Cantor to GOP Ranks: Government Can Be Good, Too

    02/04/2013 12:06:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 04 Feb 2013 10:54 AM
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently wants his Republican colleagues to pursue a “government can be good” approach to their politics rather than focusing so much on the size and voracious spending appetite of Washington. … Citing an unidentified congressional aide as its source, the (Wall Street) Journal said Cantor plans to touch on a host of existing policies and initiatives, from school choice to tax reform, to show how families nationwide would benefit more from Republican ideas rather than those offered by Democrats. …
  • Iraq vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    02/04/2013 12:00:32 PM PST · by libstripper · 7 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Feb. 3, 2013 | JAMIE STENGLE and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. [No more pasted due to AP restrictions. Please read entire article.]
  • Spain offers Eurofighters to Peru

    02/04/2013 12:00:16 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Spain offers Eurofighters to Peru Spain's government has tendered a proposal to its Peruvian counterpart covering the possible sale of 18 Tranche 1 Eurofighter combat aircraft currently in service with its air force. Reportedly valued at €45 million ($61 million) per aircraft, the proposal was submitted at the request of the Peruvian defence ministry. If negotiations go forward, the intention would be to transfer all of the fighters to Peru within one year of a contract signature. The airframes have flown an average of around 600h each, sources suggest. Faced with a looming shortfall in its air defence capabilities, the...
  • The Gripen Proposition for the Dutch Air Force

    02/04/2013 11:51:41 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Saab’s Gripen blog ^ | Feb. 3, 2013
    The Gripen Proposition for the Dutch Air Force (Source: Saab’s Gripen blog; posted Feb. 3, 2013) 2013 will be an exciting year for the Dutch Air Force and for Dutch politics. The reason: there is a decision to be taken on the new fighter to replace the outdated F-16s, says a report in Een Vandaag. In a report that looks at the various options that are on offer, Kimo Demoed of Een Vandaag says that while the U.S. F-35 was the dream candidate for the Dutch Air Force for years, the JSF project is anything but smooth: "The costs are...
  • Biden Praises French Military's 'Incredible Competence and Capability'

    02/04/2013 11:43:39 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/4/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    The vice president then told a story to illustrate the "competence and capability" of the French military. "I often tell the story -- I’ve been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq an awful lot, several dozen times; and I remember the first time I was in a forward operating base up in the hills above the Kunar Valley, the mountains. And I asked early on in the campaign, before I was Vice President -- I asked my -- the six Americans who I was standing with who they enjoyed standing most together with," said Biden. "And one young man...
  • Petition to the BSA(oppose the change)

    02/04/2013 11:33:51 AM PST · by lost in the snow · 21 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | 2/4/2013 | Conservative Action Alerts
    Please take time to sign the petion. The BSA is no longer taking phone calls. http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com/9156/i-oppose-boy-scouts-policy-change/
  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

    02/04/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 63 replies
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: 'Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense'
  • W.H.: Obama never claimed to be a hunter

    02/04/2013 11:24:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/4/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "As you know the president likes competition of all kinds. I think he has gotten better," Carney said. "But here's the thing to understand: The president has made clear, he grew up in Hawaii, he spent time in California, and Chicago, Cambridge, I mean, this is not, he never pretended to or suggested that he had grown up as a hunter."
  • Lincoln’s Lament - Abe's Party Is A House Divided

    02/04/2013 11:15:44 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/4/2013 | Guy Smith
    Honest Abe hasn’t been resting in peace. Abe’s institution of emancipation has devolved into a rancorous mess, with its members divided into three factions. Unlike their competitor party, which is 90% aligned on policy, the GOP has become an indoor shooting range. I have long said Republicans are marksmen because it takes this much skill to repeatedly shoot yourself in the foot. The elephant’s carcass is carved-up into three hefty chunks. There is the Lincoln Legacy faction – the original progressives if you will – who have libertarian leanings. Marginalized for decades, they have recently been rejuvenated by the relative...
  • Harry Reid: ‘I’ve Got Lots of Guns’

    02/04/2013 10:32:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Harry Reid: ‘I’ve Got Lots of Guns’ February 4, 2013 By Matt Cover (CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told ABC’s “This Week” “I’ve got lots of guns,” when asked his views on the Second Amendment and efforts by some of his Democratic colleagues to enact stricter gun control measures. “I've got lots of guns,” Reid told host George Stephanopoulos in an interview Sunday. “I had guns from the time I was a little boy. I don't hunt anymore, but I did.” Reid said he now keeps his guns “for sentimental reasons.” The top Senate Democrat also noted...
  • We Take You Inside the Mind of a Sandy Hook Truther: CIA Conspiracy? 7 Shooters? An Attempt to

    02/04/2013 10:29:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/4/13 | Billy Hallowell
    The fever-pitch surrounding Sandy Hook Trutherism is simmering, however a small, yet vocal movement is still feverishly working to convince the greater society that the event either didn’t happen — or that key details are being hidden from the public. We already brought you a point-by-point debunk of the Sandy Hook conspiracy, tackling some of the most talked-about claims. But TheBlaze article was published on Jan. 23, and, since that time, Truthers have come out with new ideas and theories aimed at poking holes in the official narrative. Among the more recent projects is “Sandy Hook — The Documentary,” a...
  • Irish attitudes to neutrality “narcissistic” (per European Affairs Minister)

    02/04/2013 10:20:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Ruadhán Mac Cormaic in Paris
    Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has described Ireland’s position on military neutrality as “narcissistic”, but conceded it would be difficult for Fine Gael to win public support for a major shift in defense policy. A report on Ireland by one of France’s main EU think tanks, due to be published today, quotes Creighton saying she is “very supportive” of Ireland joining common European defense, but doesn’t believe her party could gain “political traction for that in the short term”. … The report by Notre Europe (Institut Jacques Delors), published to mark the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s EU accession, concludes...