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  • Walter Williams: Women in Combat

    02/06/2013 5:41:08 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Walter Williams
    A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field." The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same...
  • Penney’s Johnson seen slashing jobs (JC Penney's meltdown continues...)

    02/06/2013 5:32:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/13 | JAMES COVERT
    JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson is getting ready to break more hearts at headquarters — a few hundred more. In what some Penney insiders are calling the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” the former Apple exec plans this month to fire at least 10 percent of the remaining 3,000 employees at the retailer’s home offices in Plano, Texas, sources told The Post. While the bloodbath was originally targeted for last month, sources said Johnson opted to delay it until after the flailing company’s fiscal year ended last week. “They wanted to throw the severance costs into this year because last year was...
  • Turkey ma’s shady pals; Hung with bad guys: feds (Drug Mule?)

    02/06/2013 5:21:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/6/13 | JOSH MARGOLIN and JEANE MACINTOSH
    FBI agents probing the murder of a Staten Island mom in Turkey said they don’t believe she was there just to take pictures — and said she hung out with a “criminal element” during the solo trip abroad. “There are a lot of open questions that need to be answered,” a source familiar with the ongoing case told The Post. Mother of two Sarai Sierra, 33, was found dead from a ferocious blow to the skull in a seedy area of Istanbul last Saturday after failing to show up for a Jan. 21 flight home to New York. “The first...
  • Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in bid to cut costs

    02/06/2013 5:10:29 AM PST · by Doogle · 84 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points -- package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
  • Tacony deli owner fatally shoots would-be robber (Philly)

    02/06/2013 5:05:18 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Emily Babay
    Police this morning continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of a would-be robber last night by the owner of a Tacony deli store. The shootout happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday at Anna's Deli on the 4400 block of Princeton Avenue. Police say a 19-year-old man approached the deli's cash register, armed with a 9 mm handgun. He then fired two shots at the store owner's wife. That's when the deli owner, identified as a 55-year-old man, emerged from the back of the store with a 9 mm handgun and shot the would-be robber in the chest, according to...
  • Meacham On Drone Kills: Obama Acting 'Like American King'

    02/06/2013 5:00:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! Who would have thought that perhaps the strongest statement yet in condemnation of President Obama's self-arrogated right to kill Americans abroad would have come from Jon Meacham? Yet on today's Morning Joe, historian Meacham—who knows something about the use and abuse of presidential power—criticized Obama for ignoring the "rule of law" and actually described Obama as acting like "an American King." Joe Scarborough seconded Meacham's surprising statement, adding that had this come to light under George W. Bush, impeachment would be in the air. View the video here.
  • Columbus (Mississippi) Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 4:50:41 AM PST · by WKB · 50 replies
    WTVA ^ | 2\6\13 | STAFF
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...
  • The CBO quietly hikes the price tag on ObamaCare's insurance subsidies by 29%

    02/06/2013 4:28:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/05/2013 | John Merline
    The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday quietly raised the 10-year cost of ObamaCare's insurance subsidies offered via the health law's exchanges by $233 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office review of its latest spending forecast. The CBO's new baseline estimate shows that ObamaCare subsidies offered through the insurance exchanges — which are supposed to be up and running by next January — will total more than $1 trillion through 2022, up from $814 billion over those same years in its budget forecast made a year ago. That's an increase of nearly 29%. [snip] The CBO also expects 7 million...
  • David Spade Helps Phoenix Police Pay for Guns

    02/06/2013 3:59:08 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 5, 2013 | Michael Tran/FilmMagic
    David Spade can now check this off his Christmas list: 300 rifles. The funnyman. 44, stopped by a police station in his former hometown of Phoenix on Monday morning to present a check for $100,000 toward the purchase of rifles for patrol officers, the police department says in a statement. The donation helps fund a program being coordinated by Phoenix Police Chief and Public Safety Manager Jack Harris and Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Officer Mark Spencer.
  • Oppose Brennan for CIA Director

    02/06/2013 3:46:51 AM PST · by ABrit · 3 replies
    P J Media ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    To cut to the chase, a country that was serious about its national security would never put John Brennan in charge of its premier intelligence service. Of course, it is by no means clear that the United States is any longer a serious country in this regard. Serious countries do not fund, arm and “partner with” hostile regimes. They do not recruit enemy sympathizers to fill key governmental policy positions. They do not erect barriers impeding their intelligence services from understanding an enemy’s threat doctrine – in conscious indifference to Sun Tzu’s maxim that defending oneself requires knowing one’s enemies....
  • America’s Future Belongs to Islam

    02/06/2013 3:32:19 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 14 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 02+-06-2013 | PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD
    Islam is now the fastest growing religion in America, verifying President Barack Obama’s claim that the United States is “no longer a Judeo-Christian country.” http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/americas-future-belongs-to-islam?f=must_reads
  • In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their "Science"

    02/06/2013 2:05:51 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    FORBES ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    President Obama has put salvation from dreaded climate catastrophes on his action agenda hot list. During his inaugural address he said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He went on to shame anyone who disagrees with this assessment, saying, “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and powerful storms.”
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 6, 2013

    02/06/2013 3:12:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Singer Gloria Estefan, husband, plan Broadway show of their lives

    02/06/2013 2:53:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and her music entrepreneur husband, Emilio, are developing a new Broadway show based on their lives, the show's producer said on Tuesday. The couple is working with the Nederlander Organization on the show that will trace their lives from leaving Cuba to international stardom. "The Estefans' journey of success, led by raw talent and passion, is captivating as it drove them from relative obscurity to global sensations," Jimmy Nederlander, the organization's president, said in a statement announcing the deal. Estefan, one of the most successful Latin crossover stars, fled Cuba with her family as a toddler....
  • Boy Scouts to vote on policy involving gays

    02/06/2013 2:23:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/13 | Casey Wian and Holly Yan
    The polarizing debate over whether Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members could culminate with a vote on a new policy Wednesday. But no matter which way the vote goes, activists on both sides aren't going to be satisfied. The controversy pits leaders of religious groups that sponsor about 1 million Boy Scouts against activists who want the organization to end its ban on openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders. Neither side is happy with BSA's proposal to let local troops decide if they want to allow gay members.
  • Grassley: Lessons Learned from the 1986 amnesty under President Reagan

    02/06/2013 2:07:39 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 2/05/2013 | Chuck Grassley
    As we look forward to a debate this year about immigration reform, I want to share my thoughts and my past experiences on this issue. I particularly want to share my personal experience from the 1980s amnesty law and how we can learn from that debate. But, before I dive into this history, I want to commend the many senators that are working together to forge a consensus and produce a product on this terribly difficult issue. I commend them for sitting down and agreeing to a set of principles. As Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, I expect to...
  • Antarctic ice core contains unrivaled detail of past climate (Ignore the agitprop!)

    02/06/2013 1:21:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 5, 2013 | NA
    Donald Voigt, chief scientist at the WAIS Divide Camp, examines an ice core.A team of U.S. ice-coring scientists and engineers in Antarctica, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), have recovered from the ice sheet a record of past climate and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that extends back 68,000 years. Retrieved from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), the ice containing the record is known as the WAIS Divide ice core. The cylinders of ice that make up the core contain uniquely detailed information on past environmental conditions such as the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, surface air temperature,...
  • Background Questions. Harvard, Yale deny connection to controversial Democratic donor under scrutiny

    02/05/2013 10:12:33 PM PST · by BAW · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A controversial donor with ties to prominent Democrats who is under investigation by the FBI may not have the qualifications he claims. The resume of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist and controversial Democratic donor, boasts medical education and experience at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Missouri. But none of those schools says it can find any record of Melgen, who claims to be a Harvard alumnus, the former chief resident of the University of Missouri’s ophthalmology department, and a former Yale intern. Questions concerning Melgen’s background are also coming to light. According to his biography, posted...
  • PRUDEN: Obama: Shooting blanks at the pigeons

    02/05/2013 10:09:36 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 31 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | 2-5-13 | Wesley Pruden
    President Obama has probably put the Secret Service on this one, and the FBI, the CIA and the D.C. cops, too. Who came up with that really dumb idea of putting out an official White House photograph of the president stalking clay pigeons with his shotgun? Maybe it was the campaign consultant who gave Michael Dukakis a ride in an Abrams tank. (Maggie Thatcher had taken a similar ride two years earlier and looked like George S. Patton.) Or the wizard who decked out John Kerry in a lab suit that gave him the appearance of a giant sperm. The...
  • 270 Sheriffs and 8 State Sheriffs Associations Saying ‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control

    02/05/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 38 replies
    Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of sheriffs and state sheriff’s associations from who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures. I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I call on sheriffs all over this nation to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom. -Richard Mack Constitutional Duty of the Sheriff – Richard Mack Sheriffs and associations who have made public statements committing to protect...
  • Obama 2007: You Can't Just Air Raid Villages And Kill Innocent Civilians

    02/05/2013 9:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | staff
    2007, Barack Obama “We have to have enough troops that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians”.
  • Who stole your congressional seat? Smokescreen gets in your eyes.

    02/05/2013 9:11:35 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/13 | David Ottenwess
    You’ve been the victim of unprecedented public corruption: Former U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter’s 2012 nominating petitions were sabotaged to knock him off the ballot and steal a congressional seat from you, the American people. In order to get on a congressional primary ballot in Michigan, a candidate needs to submit at least 1,000 valid petition signatures. Last spring, Michigan’s secretary of state discovered that more than 85% of the McCotter campaign’s 2,000 signatures were fraudulent and/or invalid. The scandal kept McCotter off his district’s GOP primary ballot; he resigned from Congress a few months later. Yet, after a Michigan attorney...
  • ICE Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care If Immigration Enforcement Officers Die

    02/05/2013 9:03:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • US Economic Outlook for 2013

    02/05/2013 8:45:21 PM PST · by gloriasimmon · 2 replies
    http://www.useconomicoutlook2013.com/ ^ | 6-Feb-13 | gloriasimmon
    US Economic Outlook for 2013 | 2013 Economic Forecast America has a proud history of economic ingenuity. Since 1970, 51 Americans have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.1 The U.S. also has the largest and most technologically powerful national economy in the world, with aper capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $48,442.2 There is no doubt that the U.S. is both a political and economic force, but will it remain so? When it comes to globally competitive economies, the U.S. is slipping. The U.S., which placed...
  • About Obama's "skeet shooting" photo..

    02/05/2013 8:45:22 PM PST · by eastexsteve · 98 replies
    I really couldn't care less if Obama shot skeet or not. The photo released by the White House shows that this is probably the first time this man has ever fired a shotgun, much less shot a round of skeet. However, it does show something blatantly obvious - he doesn't appear to be standing at a shooting station at the Camp David skeet range. Below is a photo from the UK Daily Mail of the Camp David skeet range. See any differences? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/02/article-2272417-174E1F37000005DC-87_634x446.jpg
  • Obama to waste little time in renewing full-court-press on Israel

    02/05/2013 8:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 28, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today came news that (1) John Kerry made lengthy phone calls to Israeli and Palestinian leaders even before starting work at the State Department on Monday and (2) President Obama will visit Israel in March or April. No one should doubt that, as in Obama’s first term, brow-beating Israel into making concessions to the Palestinians will form the core of the Obama-Kerry outreach. As Groucho Marx said, in Horse Feathers, when explaining why he was offering a pep talk to the opposing team, “my team won’t listen to me.” The Palestinians don’t listen to Obama; Israel must, to some degree....
  • CBO: 7 million Americans to lose employer insurance under Obamacare

    02/05/2013 8:38:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/2013 | Philip Klein
    President Obama famously promised Americans that if they liked their health care plan they could keep it, but a new report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 7 million Americans will lose employer-based insurance as a result of his national health care law. In 2022, by CBO and JCT’s estimate, 7 million fewer people will have employment-based health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act,” the CBO announced in its new budget outlook released on Tuesday. This is up from an estimate of 4 million last August, mostly reflecting the effects of tax changes. In a July...
  • Obama blinks on the sequester, GOP finally has upper hand (Obama paints himself into a corner)

    02/05/2013 8:33:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/2013 | Philip Klein
    In November 2011, President Obama lamented that “some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts” that were part of that August’s deal to raise the debt limit. “My message to them is simple: No. I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy off ramps on this one.” Now, it’s Obama who is looking for an off ramp. With the automatic spending cuts about to go into effect, the Associated Press reports, “President Barack Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens...
  • Alabama kidnapper was killed in firefight, explosives found in bunker, FBI says

    02/05/2013 8:14:08 PM PST · by TheThinkingAmericanist · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2013 | Associated Press
    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. – The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man. Officers killed 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes Monday, said an official in Midland City, speaking on condition of anonymity. The bunker raid came six days after Dykes boarded a school bus, fatally...
  • Nuclear Talks Between Global Powers Set to Start (Iran)

    02/05/2013 7:38:43 PM PST · by haffast · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 5, 2013, 9:07 p.m. ET | JAY SOLOMON And LAURENCE NORMAN
    WASHINGTON—Iran formally agreed to resume stalled talks with global powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program, offering the Obama administration's new national-security team a shot at resolving one of the world's most intractable security challenges. U.S. and European officials said Tuesday they would use the new talks, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 26 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to offer a slightly revised package of economic incentives. In exchange, Tehran would have to agree to ship its growing stockpile of near weapons-grade nuclear fuel out of the country. snip The talks will be an early test for President Barack Obama's new...
  • THE SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP NON PROFITS

    02/05/2013 7:30:17 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 22013 | Steve Newton
    Folks I am very excited. The Silver Star Families of America, born right here on FR, is in the Huffington Post today as one of America;s best non profits.
  • Presidential Memorandum -- Presidential Determination with respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention

    02/05/2013 7:20:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The White House ^ | September 28, 2012 | Barack Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457), I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA with respect to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen; and further determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive in part the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA...
  • California faces backlog of 40,000 weapons in hands of felons

    02/05/2013 7:18:30 PM PST · by rocky50 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-5-13
    Amid a national debate about preventing the mentally ill from owning firearms, one state has a potentially potent weapon -- in California, officials are allowed to confiscate guns from convicted felons and those with a history of mental illness.
  • Al Gore’s disastrous book tour: a breath of fresh air

    02/05/2013 7:17:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-4-13 | Timothy Philen
    Whatever it is, and whatever quirks and contradictions I’ve observed, nothing prepared me for the rogue wave of hubris that crashed onto the talk show shores last week as Al Gore, rising like Poseidon from the sea, graced us with his latest global treatise, a 592-page tome entitled simply “The Future.” Now honestly, even Edward Gibbon limited his immortal history to the specific decline and fall of the Roman Empire. And it’s hard to imagine those industrious chroniclers of Western civilization, Will and Ariel Durant, embarking on a quixotic compendium to explain “The Past.” Then again, the restraints common to...
  • Obama's Political Capital

    02/05/2013 7:09:47 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 3 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | 2-05-2013 | Tom Thurlow
    President Obama blows through his own political capital just as fast as he blows through America’s financial capital. Neither case of over-spending is sustainable, and we will just have to wait to see which spending spree is forced to end first. But this further confirms my suspicion that President Obama’s brains are the most over-rated to occupy the Oval Office in generations. Take his recent nominations, which are a mess.
  • Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service

    02/05/2013 6:53:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    KVUE.com Dallas ^ | 2-5-2013 | staff
    February 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service Credit: WFAA Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, left, and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered at an Erath County gun range on February 2, 2013. DALLAS, Texas -- A memorial service for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, February 11 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, according to Kyle's Facebook page.Kyle, 38, and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at an Erath County gun range on Saturday afternoon.A veteran they were trying to help, 25-year-old Eddie Routh, has been...
  • Zimmerman Brother: Obama 'Bullied' My Family

    02/05/2013 6:53:17 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    George Zimmerman was back in court today for a hearing on the start date for his trial on murder charges. Zimmerman, of course, was the Hispanic neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida, who trailed a young black man named Trayvon Martin after calling 911, got into an altercation with Martin in which Martin ended up pounding Zimmerman’s head into the pavement, and then ended up shooting Martin in the chest. The media used the Zimmerman case as an opportunity to bully Americans over their supposed racial intolerance. Even the President of the United States weighed in in the midst of an...
  • Gang Rapes Six Spanish Tourists in Acapulco

    02/05/2013 6:27:33 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 As of 7:13 PM EST | JUAN MONTES
    MEXICO CITY——Mexican authorities are searching for a gang of hooded gunmen who raped six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, as security at the once-glitzy Pacific beach resort continues to deteriorate. Five armed, masked men burst into a rented bungalow on the outskirts of the city early Monday, held a group of Spanish tourists at gunpoint, tied up the men and raped the women, according to Acapulco mayor Luis Walton. The attackers also took cash, mobile telephones and credit cards from the victims, who are now under the protection of Mexican authorities. ... Acapulco, which attracted global leaders and Hollywood celebrities in...
  • NBC's Lauer: 'Now the President Always Has to Back Up His Words With Proof?'

    02/05/2013 6:07:08 PM PST · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the White House releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting to dispel doubt about his claim of doing it "all the time," co-host Matt Lauer worried about the precedent that had been set: "So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"
  • Obama’s Hidden Gun Strategy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (UN Anti-Second Treaty still alive alert)

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obamas-hidden-gun-strategy-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/
  • 8,830,026: Americans on Disability Hits New Record for 192nd Straight Month

    02/05/2013 6:01:49 PM PST · by navysealdad · 19 replies
    cns news ^ | February 5, 2013
    The number of American workers collecting federal disability payments climbed to yet another record high of 8,830,026 in January, up from 8,827,795 in December, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-5-13

    02/05/2013 5:55:47 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-5-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pelosi Called 'Jackass' Before Cameo Appearance on '30 Rock' Finale

    02/05/2013 5:53:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/02/13 | Noel Sheppard
    **SNIP** To set this up, an executive of the fictitious Kabletown company entered CEO Jack Donaghy’s (Alec Baldwin) office saying, “Jack, you are gonna love this you magnificent bastard. Someone leaked your new salary. Occupy Wall Street is having a conniption.” “Really?” Baldwin asked. “They burned you in effigy!” the exec replied. “The hair went up like a roman candle. And the Democrats, they don't even know what to do with themselves. Just look at this jackass.” The exec then turned on the TV set in the office where Pelosi was on – what a surprise! – MSNBC...
  • Full Throttle Ahead: US Tips Global Power Scales with Fracking

    02/04/2013 6:55:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | February 01, 2013 | ALEXANDER NEUBACHER, RALF NEUKIRCH, MATTHIAS SCHEPP & THOMAS SCHULZ
    The United States is sitting on massive natural gas and oil reserves that have the potential to shift the geopolitical balance in its favor. Worries are increasing in Russia and the Arab states of waning influence and falling market prices. Williston, North Dakota, is a bleak little city in the vast American prairie. It's dusty in the summer and frigid in the winter. Moose hunting is one of the few sources of entertainment. But despite its drawbacks, Williston has seen its population more than double within a short period of time. The city is so overcrowded that new arrivals often...
  • TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER MAGNITUDE 8.0 QUAKE STRIKES IN PACIFIC NEAR SOLOMON ISLANDS

    02/05/2013 5:40:30 PM PST · by Doogle · 49 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 0205/13 | FOX
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  • The Most Wanted Gun in America (NY Times article on the AR)

    02/05/2013 5:37:52 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    THE phone rings again at Pasadena Pawn and Gun, and a familiar question comes down the line: “Got any ARs?” The answer is no. Pasadena Pawn and Gun, a gun retailer and pawnshop 15 miles south of Baltimore, is pretty much sold out of America’s most wanted gun, the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. Since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., in December, the AR-15, the military-style weapon that the police say was used in the shootings, has been selling fast here and across the nation. Before Newtown, the rifles sold for about $1,100, on average. Now some retailers charge twice that. At...
  • 'Judge, jury and executioner': Legal experts fear implications of White House drone memo

    02/05/2013 5:35:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/05/13 | Erin McClam
    Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida — with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury and executioner.” The experts said that the memo, first obtained by NBC News, threatened constitutional rights and dangerously expanded the definition of national self-defense and of what constitutes an imminent attack. “Anyone should be concerned when the president and his lawyers make up their own interpretation of the law or their own rules,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law...
  • British House of Commons Approves Gay Marriage

    02/05/2013 5:29:33 PM PST · by fractionated · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feburary 5, 2013 | John F. Burns & Adam Cowell
    The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain, indicating that the bill is assured of passage as it moves through further legislative stages.... After a six-hour debate, the Commons vote was 400 to 175 for the bill. It will have to pass in the House of Lords, where delaying tactics by opponents are possible, but Mr. Cameron has said that he plans to have the bill enacted into law sometime this summer..... A day after the newly confirmed archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, took office saying that he shared the Church...
  • Netflix's Risky Strategy For 'House Of Cards' ( Senator Kevin Spacey)

    02/05/2013 5:16:20 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/5 | rosenbaum
    The thing about making television programs is, the folks who don’t do it always think it’s easy. After all, Seinfeld was nothing more than an NYC apartment set, some writers, and a few unknown actors. Of course, given the number of failed sitcoms, we know its a bit harder than that. Which is why Netflixs’ decision to get into original production is brave, risky, and had a very strong likelihood of a disastrous end. After all, HBO has had its share of hits and misses, and it’s been at original series production for a very long time. Then Netflix looks...
  • Big Dangers as Obama Democrats Flout Budget Laws (Lawless RATS?)

    02/05/2013 5:07:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/13 | Chris Stirewalt
    **SNIP** What are citizens to do when their government refuses to follow its own laws? The answers to this question throughout history have been hugely unhappy. When individuals in government de-legitimize their own institutions by breaking the rules, rebellion, repression and general lawlessness have often been the result. This is why the rule of law has been so central to happy, healthy and prosperous lives since Cicero was still in swaddling. Americans have done better at this than anyone else, having inherited the love of the law from our British progenitors. The Founding Fathers took it a step further by...