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  • Sheriff: it's mental health, not guns (Duval County, Florida)

    02/06/2013 1:10:58 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    WOKV ^ | February 6, 2013 | Matt Augustine
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We're now hearing from Jacksonville's Sheriff about the Florida Sheriff's Association pledge not to uphold any unconstitutional legislation that restricts the Second Amendment. "You cannot legislate your way out of this problem," said John Rutherford. He sent out his own statement saying that he supported the proclamation, and says people need to realize it's not the trigger that's the problem, but the triggerman. "We've got to start having these discussions about this culture of death that we have created."
  • Insiders now aggressively bearish

    02/06/2013 12:51:08 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6 February 2013 | Mark Hulbert
    This is worrisome because corporate insiders — officers, directors and the largest shareholders — presumably know more about their companies’ prospects than the rest of us do. If they were confident that the shares of their companies would soon be trading markedly higher, they wouldn’t be selling them now. Yet selling they are — at an alarming pace. snip To be sure, insiders have been selling heavily for several weeks now, and the market has continued to rise — including the Dow’s eclipsing of the 14,000 level in recent sessions. This surprising strength in the face of insider selling has...
  • Why Do Americans--Especially Among the Contemporary Elite--Believe Their Country is Evil?

    02/06/2013 12:48:18 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 52 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 1/30/'13 | Barry Rubin
    One of the highlights of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, 52 years ago, was a poem by the beloved Robert Frost. That morning I had watched the new vice-president, Lyndon Johnson, leave his home down the street and a bit later watched Frost read the poem on television that snowy day, looking at the same snow outside my window a few miles away. The poem was entitled, “The Gift Outright,” and it began: “The land was ours before we were the land's. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She...
  • Sweet: ObamaCare is going to cost us 127 million+ hours a year

    02/06/2013 12:46:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Just a little midweek, midday roundup of a few of the most recent ways in which the Affordable Care Act is just not going according to plan. “Unexpectedly,” of course.The House Ways and Means, Education and Workforce, and Energy and Commerce Committees have teamed up on a new report called the “ObamaCare Burden Tracker,” meant to function as “a real-time online resource to help the public keep track of all of the new government mandates, rules, and red tape as a result of ObamaCare.” Every hour and dollar spent complying with the Democrats’ health care law are time and resources...
  • Virginia advances bill pushing for state to establish its own currency

    02/06/2013 12:39:52 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/6/2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Virginia is one step closer to breaking ties with the country's monetary system. A proposal to study whether the state should adopt its own currency is gaining traction in the state legislature from a number of lawmakers as well as conservative economists. The state House voted 65-32 earlier this week to approve the measure, and it will now go to the Senate. While it’s unlikely that Virginia will be printing its own money any time soon, the move sheds light on the growing distrust surrounding the nation’s central bank. Four other states are considering similar proposals. In 2011, Utah passed...
  • Amnesty: An Electoral Disaster (Hispanics are by and large, big government liberals)

    02/06/2013 12:39:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | John O’Sullivan
    My recent column on amnesty and the GOP elicited a number of very passionate comments. I will try to deal with some of them in a separate posting, but one common criticism deserves an immediate response. This was that I had done a serious wrong in focusing on whether amnesty would be bad for Republican electoral prospects, when the right question is whether or not it would be good for America. The criticism is fair but misdirected. The main focus of my writings on immigration has long been on devising the policy that is best for America and Americans, while...
  • Study: Work less, save the planet

    02/06/2013 12:21:27 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 6 2013 | Fox News
    Americans should work less, play more -- and in doing so, save the planet. That’s the basic formula a Washington think tank is shopping around as a way to cut down on global warming. The shift from a U.S. work model to a more "European" one – which includes shorter work weeks and more vacation time -- could cut as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The study claims that scaling back on work hours could bring down greenhouse gases. “The calculation...
  • This is my favorite Ronald Reagan speech

    02/06/2013 11:47:39 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 2-6-2013 | James Pethokoukis
    February 6, 2013 This is my favorite Ronald Reagan speech James Pethokoukis | February 6, 2013, 1:43 pm The Gipper’s November 1979 presidential candidacy announcement is one of his less well-known speeches, but a crackerjack nonetheless. If you are short for time, cut right to 1:50 in. It’s like he’s speaking to 2013 America across space and time: Reagan: To me our country is a living, breathing presence, unimpressed by what others say is impossible, proud of its own success, generous, yes and naïve, sometimes wrong, never mean and always impatient to provide a better life for its people in...
  • Leno: Only Super Bowl Ads Nobody Gets Mad at Are White Guys Making Fools of Themselves Over Beer

    02/06/2013 11:25:13 AM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Rather predictably, many of last Sunday's Super Bowl ads have been criticized for supposedly being racist. On NBC's Tonight Show Tuesday, host Jay Leno marvelously asked, “When will advertisers learn the only stereotype nobody gets mad at is white guys making fools of themselves over beer?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): “You knew this was going to happen,” Leno teased during his opening monologue. “Complaints keep coming in about a lot of the Super Bowl commercials.” He continued, “Some Arab-American groups claimed the Coke commercial - remember the one depicting a sheik walking his camel across the desert? They...
  • Prepare For The Coming Cyber Wars: US Government To Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes (Prepping)

    02/06/2013 11:18:26 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan - Off Grid Survival ^ | 2-6-2013 | Robert Richardson
    Prepare For The Coming Cyber Wars: US Government To Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes Robert Richardson February 5th, 2013 Off Grid Survival For years we have warned our readers about the dangers that a full scale cyber-attack could have on our infrastructure; now those dangers are even higher as the Federal Government prepares to launch Pre-emptive cyber strikes against rogue nations. According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama has just concluded a secret legal review of the administration’s new cyber war guidelines. The guidelines give President Obama the power to order pre-emptive cyber strikes to protect national security interests....
  • U.S. #1 By Far In Gun Ownership—But Only 28th In Gun Murder Rate

    02/06/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    One of the most obnoxious liberal talking points on guns involves the idea that guns, in and of themselves, cause gun violence. Apparently, as this argument goes, guns or “gun culture” cause law-abiding citizens to transform into murderous nuts. In other words, more guns must mean more gun violence. The argument was famously made by sports writer Jason Whitlock and forwarded by Bob Costas on Sunday Night Football after a player reportedly murdered his girlfriend and killed himself. … According to the latest Small Arms Survey conducted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the U.S. tops the...
  • Obama’s Israel visit will be the moment of truth for Netanyahu

    02/06/2013 11:02:05 AM PST · by haffast · 11 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Feb.06, 2013 | 5:46 PM | Itamar Rabinovich
    The White House's surprising, dramatic announcement this week that President Barack Obama will come to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan has had an immediate impact on Israel's domestic political agenda and on the larger Middle Eastern political and diplomatic landscape. Following Barack Obama's re-election, analysts and commentators have been speculating on the policy he was likely to adopt with regard to Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some have argued that he was likely to re-engage in the effort to resolve the conflict that he had abandoned after a humiliating failure, and that he would probably assign the task to...
  • Remembering President Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2013 11:02:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver
    Remembering President Ronald Reagan By JILIAN FAMA Feb. 6, 2013 On February 6, 1984, on his 73rd birthday, President Ronald Reagan said, "Birthdays are special moments, and you've given me one today. But I must tell you, even though this is the 34th anniversary of my 39th birthday, those numbers don't faze me at all. I believe Moses was 80 when God first commissioned him for public service. And I also remember something that Thomas Jefferson once said. He said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that,...
  • Bonhoeffer's Birthday -- The Relevance of Costly Grace

    02/06/2013 10:36:51 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | February 4, 2013 | Eric Metaxas
    Today is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday. Since my book on him was published three years ago, fascination with the young German pastor continues to grow. The interest is so great I’ve recently been asked to do a ten-city Bonhoeffer tour. I have to ask myself: Why are so many people intrigued by Bonhoeffer? The answer, I believe, is that the message of Bonhoeffer's life is hugely relevant today—especially when it comes to the growing threats against religious freedom. Thoughtful people see the handwriting on the wall: First there's the HHS mandate, which demands that religious organizations buy insurance that covers abortion-inducing...
  • Tennessee Senate panel OKs guns in parking lots bill

    02/06/2013 10:33:19 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — A bill letting Tennessee’s 375,000 handgun-carry permit holders store firearms in vehicles parked on most public and private lots sailed through the state Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon despite objections voiced by businesses. The measure’s next stop is the Senate floor. Eight Judiciary Committee members, including Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, voted for the National Rifle Association-backed bill, sponsored by Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville. A lone Democrat, Sen. Ophelia Ford of Memphis, abstained. Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Bill Ozier told lawmakers that large and smaller businesses continued to have concerns about the legislation,...
  • Biden relishes role as ‘most involved’ VP in US history

    02/06/2013 10:21:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Biden relishes role as ‘most involved’ VP in US history By Jon FROSCH the 06/02/2013 - 18:29 The notoriously unpredictable Vice President Joe Biden has evolved from an easy target for stand-up comics into one of the most influential vice presidents in US history. France24.com takes a closer look at a politician in his prime. Recalling his 36 years in Congress, US Vice President Joe Biden told reporters in 2011: “In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man.” But it is hard to believe Biden feels particularly nostalgic these days. The famously loquacious...
  • TX:Homeowner shoots, wounds would-be burglar

    02/06/2013 10:17:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    chron.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Dale Lezon
    Police arrested a 39-year-old man Monday night after a homeowner shot and wounded him while he was trying to break into a house in north Houston, officials said. Kenneth Wayne Shepherd is charged with attempted burglary of a home in connection with the shooting about 9:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Janisch near Werner, said Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department.
  • Pamela Geller at "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference

    02/06/2013 10:16:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/6/13 | Pamela Geller
    "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference TUESDAY FEB. 5, 2013 at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC. From the Press Release, "Come hear Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, Inc., call on Congress to investigate the controversial sale of Al Gore's Current TV to "Terror TV" channel Al Jazeera. "While Americans are packing theaters to watch the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' and celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda's leader's favorite TV channel is coming to 40-50 million American homes," Kincaid said. "Al Jazeera should be exposed as a homeland security threat that already has...
  • Reese family FINALLY reunited

    02/06/2013 10:15:13 AM PST · by Steve0123 · 7 replies
    Rick and Ryin Reese were released on bond yesterday afternoon, a source close to the case confirmed to Gun Rights Examiner last night. The father and son are part of a family of gun dealers jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, but who were found not guilty on the most serious charges of conspiracy and had money laundering charges against them dismissed. They were convicted on a handful of lesser charges of making false statements on forms, basically under the presumption that they should have know federal agents were lying. Wife Terri was released on bond last...
  • NV:Suspect shot, killed in west Vegas break-in

    02/06/2013 10:13:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    fox5vegas.com ^ | 4 February, 2013 | Matt Guillermo
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police said one of three men believed to have broken into a west Las Vegas home was killed after a homeowner opened fire at the group. Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident in the 2300 block of Westwind Road, near Jones Boulevard and W. Sahara Avenue, about 7:48 a.m. Monday. According to police, the homeowner, a recent victim of burglary, called 911 about several men forcing their way into his home. The resident retreated to a bedroom where he retrieved a handgun, police said. The homeowner fired at least one round at the suspects, prompting...
  • KY:Police release name of suspect shot in Garrard County burglary

    02/06/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Jerrika Insco
    GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - They say they came home and found a burglar inside. But a central Kentucky couple turned the tables on the intruder, and police say the husband shot him. It happened late Monday afternoon on Jennings Road in Garrard County. Police arrested the suspect nearby, and neighbors tell us that they're relieved he's in custody. The burglar was shot but able to get away but police soon caught up with him. "You gotta protect your home," said Carl Jennings, who owns property on the road. State police say David Baker and his wife did just that...
  • MT:Whitefish shooting: Woman released, likely acted in self-defense, chief says

    02/06/2013 10:04:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    helenair.com ^ | 4 February, 2013 | AP
    KALISPELL — Police in Whitefish continue to investigate a weekend shooting death while the woman who reportedly told neighbors she shot her boyfriend has been released from custody.
  • I'm at Odds with My Fellow Conservatives; I Support Kasich's Move to Expand Medicaid

    02/06/2013 10:01:11 AM PST · by InHisService · 59 replies
    Yahoo US News ^ | 2-6-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    As an Ohioan and a conservative, I am in favor of Governor John Kasich's move to expand Medicaid. Kasich had opposed President Obama's healthcare reform law and many conservatives are up in arms over his proposal.
  • Immigration's Latest Ally: Christian Right

    02/06/2013 9:59:06 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2013 | Anna Palmer
    The usual suspects pushing immigration reform have a new ally in the fight this time — the religious right. Ralph Reed’s group, the Faith and Freedom Coalition. released a letter Tuesday that outlines broad goals for reform, like keeping families together, reforming the visa system and securing the border. High profile leaders are also weighing in. Mathew Staver, vice president of Liberty University, the college started by former TV minister Jerry Falwell, is on board. Focus on the Family is supporting immigration reform for the first time in its history — even using its radio broadcast that reaches millions to...
  • CBO: Entitlements, ObamaCare To Make Up 53% of Federal Spending

    02/06/2013 9:47:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 5, 2013 | Matt Cover
    According to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), entitlements and ObamaCare spending will comprise 53 percent of all federal spending over the coming decade, totaling $24.9 trillion. In its updated Budget and Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday, the CBO projects that Social Security will account for $11.149 trillion in spending from 2014 to 2023 while federal health care entitlements, including Medicare, Medicaid, and ObamaCare, will spend $13.85 trillion. (That total includes TRICARE, CHIP, and “other” spending listed by the CBO under healthcare.) ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies, exchange costs, and other spending are expected to cost the government $949 billion...
  • Embattled Scott plans $100M campaign vs. Crist [Florida, Let's Put Rick Back in Charge!]

    02/06/2013 9:43:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    politico ^ | 2/6/13 | ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Scott is preparing to defend his Florida governorship with the most expensive reelection campaign in state history, drawing up plans for a battleship-sized political operation aimed at overcoming the Republican’s deep personal unpopularity. The anticipated price tag, according to sources familiar with Scott’s plans: $100 million.
  • CNN: Panetta to Recommend Pay Cut For Military

    02/06/2013 9:37:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | Barbara Starr
    Just days before he leaves office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is recommending military pay be limited, effectively decreasing troop salaries next year. Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a 1% increase in 2014. The Pentagon has calculated that the Labor Department's 2014 Employment Cost Index is expected to be above 1% but wants to still cut back on pay because of "budget uncertainties," a department official told CNN. In 2013, a 1.7% increase was approved, based on the index, which has been the basis for military pay for the last several years. Three Pentagon officials...
  • Tsumani hits Solomon Islands reportedly killing 5

    02/06/2013 9:34:29 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-6-2013
    A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 5 feet that killed at least 5 people, a hospital official says, while the death toll is feared to rise as officials inspect dozens of damaged homes. Authorities on Wednesday canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts. Solomons officials reported two 1.5-meter (4 foot, 11 inch) waves hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island, damaging between 70 and 80 homes and properties, said George Herming, a spokesman for the prime minister. Many villagers of the South Pacific island chain had headed to higher...
  • Immigration’s latest ally: Christian right

    02/06/2013 9:29:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/13 4:57 AM EST | Anna Palmer
    The usual suspects pushing immigration reform have a new ally in the fight this time—the religious right. Christian conservatives, who stayed on the sidelines in 2006 or opposed reform outright, have sprung into action for the cause. They’re talking to their congregations from the pulpit. They’re urging lawmakers in private meetings to support reform. And they’re even calling for change publicly. The efforts have dramatically changed the dynamics of the debate, so much so that Republicans anxious to vote yes on a deal might have the political cover to do it. …
  • James Holmes Cellmate EXPOSED As Officer LIES ABOUT HOLMES

    02/06/2013 9:26:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Really odd. (Skip the Ad). Explanations?
  • In Chicago, Land of Liberal Gun Control, 911 is Made Impotent

    02/06/2013 9:23:37 AM PST · by yoe · 2 replies
    Last resistance ^ | Feburary 5, 2013 | Frank Camp
    Once an idea sinks its claws into the Liberal mind, it is nearly impossible to change that idea. The mind should be an open courtyard, allowing ideas to confront preconceived notions, and sometimes replace them with new, more refined truths. We are all guilty of stubbornness; but those on the Left are the epitome of intransigence.[snip] “Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene,...
  • CDC Chart: The dangers of Gay Sex even with a condom

    02/06/2013 9:22:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Chart to the left from the Center for Disease Control proves anal sex is disgusting in more ways than one with or without a condom. These stats reveal that those who are against anal sex may have a legitimate phobia for their children in schools and society in general if homosexuality is normalized via same sex marriage and it is not homophobia. In the name of civil rights for maybe the first time sexual lifestyles are trying to make it in. And a very unhealthy one at that. Maybe there is a good reason why we should stick with nature...
  • Boy Scouts board delays vote on controversial policy banning gays from Scouting

    02/06/2013 9:16:43 AM PST · by drinktheobamakoolaid · 18 replies
    The Boy Scouts of America board has deferred any decision on its controversial membership policy that bans gays and lesbians from Scouting. Daron Smith, a spokesman for organization’s national headquarters in Irving, released a statement this morning saying that the national board won’t make a decision today on altering the policy. Instead, he said, the Boy Scouts will gather more information and opinions from its stakeholders around the nation and then reconsider the membership policy at its annual meeting in May.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 6,2013

    02/06/2013 9:05:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 97 replies
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  • How to avoid job-killing budget cuts (Barf Alert)

    02/06/2013 9:04:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 2 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/6/13 | barbara boxer
    When it comes to the fiscal challenges facing our country, Republicans always insist on taking the hard road. They nearly set off a recession by waiting until just after New Year's Eve to agree to keep taxes from rising for millions of middle-class families. They caused the first credit downgrade in our country's history by threatening a catastrophic default. And now they seem ready -- even eager -- to let painful automatic spending cuts take effect, which would result in the loss of at least a million jobs. The good news is there's an easier path. Obama calls for short-term...
  • Reagan’s Four Principles and Texas’ Prosperity (Happy Birthday today, to a Great President)

    02/06/2013 8:47:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/06/2013 | Peggy Venable
    Ronald Reagan was born Feb 6, 1911. This week marks the 102nd anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday. It provides a time to reflect on the leader and on his vision for America. A former Democrat turned Republican, he had led a labor union and as an actor was an unlikely Presidential candidate when he first ran for President in 1976 against then-President Ford. He was not the typical Republican and frankly rocked the Republican establishment. But he eloquently articulated optimism for our country and a vision which garnered the support of voters from both parties as well as citizens who...
  • Gallup: U.S. Job Creation Index Dips to 11-Month Low in January 2013

    02/06/2013 8:36:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/06/2013 | Lydia Saad
    The Gallup Job Creation Index averaged +16 in January, the lowest monthly index level in 11 months, after one-percentage-point declines each month since November 2012. Despite this, the index remains fairly high relative to the past four years. January's results are based on 32% of U.S. adult workers saying their employers are hiring and expanding the size of their workforces, and 16% saying their employers are letting workers go and reducing the size of their workforces. Both components of the index are down slightly from December. However, the two-point decline in hiring, from 34%, exceeded the one-point decline in workers'...
  • Feds: Killer of 2 NYC officers impregnated guard

    02/06/2013 8:32:39 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 2/6/13 | By COLLEEN LONG
    Feds: Killer of 2 NYC officers impregnated guard NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prison guard was charged Tuesday with having an illegal affair with an inmate convicted in one of New York's most notorious police killings, later becoming pregnant with his child. Nancy Gonzalez, 29, was arrested on charges she intentionally engaged in a sex act with Ronell Wilson while working the night shift at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. She became pregnant in June, a few months into the affair, according to court papers. Gonzalez appeared in court Tuesday visibly pregnant and crying, her hair pulled back...
  • CHRIS ROCK: 'THE PRESIDENT IS OUR BOSS...OUR DAD' (VIDEO)

    02/06/2013 8:31:21 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 59 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Feb 6 | Staff
    Comedian Chris Rock showed up on Capitol Hill today to support President Barack Obama’s new gun control laws. Here is what he said: ROCK: I am just here to support the President of the United States. The President is our boss, but he is also... you know, the President and the First Lady are kinda like the Mom and the Dad of the country...
  • BP: Shale gas, tight oil to reshape global markets by 2030

    02/06/2013 8:18:44 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | Feb. 5, 2013 | Nick Snow
    The North American shale gas and tight oil revolution will reshape global markets, changing economic expectations and rebalancing trade flows, BP PLC said in its BP Energy Outlook 2030. “As the US becomes 99% self-sufficient by 2030, oil imports’ share of its trade and services deficit will approach zero,” said Mark Finley, general manager for global energy markets and US economics at BP America Inc. North America will continue to dominate shale gas and tight oil production growth during that period because so much of its resource base is privately owned, and drilling contractors, service and supply companies, and other...
  • Boy Scouts: We need more time for decision on gay membership (They tabled the motion)

    02/06/2013 8:10:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 6, 2013 | Miranda Leitsinger
    The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed "more time for a deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders, delaying a final decision on the controversial membership guidelines that have dogged the private youth organization in recent years. "In the past two weeks, Scouting has received an outpouring of feedback from the American public. It reinforces how deeply people care about Scouting and how passionate they are about the organization," the organization said in a statement. "After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer...
  • Bill Threatens Homeschool Freedom

    02/06/2013 7:56:23 AM PST · by Sopater · 66 replies
    Proposed Bill 374 filed in the Connecticut General Assembly would require all homeschooled children ages 12, 14, and 17 to undergo a behavioral health assessment. These assessments would be conducted by an unspecified health care provider and would be conducted even though there was no indication whatsoever that these children had a behavioral problem. The bill states that the results of the assessments are to be disclosed only to the child’s parent or guardian, but that the health care provider must submit a form to the State Board of Education verifying that the child has received the assessment. According to...
  • Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration (Path to Citizenship favored by majority)

    02/06/2013 7:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Greg Holyk
    Public approval of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control. While the president lacks majority approval on the issue overall, slightly more Americans now approve than disapprove of his approach, by 49 vs. 43 percent. Obama was underwater on the issue – just 38 percent approved, while 52 percent disapproved – as recently as last July. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. In terms of...
  • City of Baltimore is on a path to financial ruin, report says

    02/06/2013 7:52:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2013
    WASHINGTON – The Baltimore city government is on a path to financial ruin and must enact major reforms to stave off bankruptcy, according to a 10-year forecast the city commissioned from an outside firm. The forecast, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release to the public and the City Council on Wednesday, shows that the city will accumulate $745 million in budget deficits over the next decade because of a widening gap between projected revenues and expenditures. If the city's infrastructure needs and its liability for retiree health care benefits are included, the total shortfall reaches $2 billion...
  • Feds reject AK refuge road pitched to aid patients

    02/06/2013 7:45:19 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 5, 2013 | DAN JOLING
    The federal government said Tuesday it rejected a plan to build a road through a wildlife refuge that would have given a small Aleut village in Alaska better access to medical care. Villagers in remote King Cove had sought the one-lane gravel road for transporting emergency medical patients to an all-weather airport in Cold Bay, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will choose the "no action" alternative to a proposed land swap for a road corridor bisecting Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The decision is a victory for environmental groups that submitted thousands of public comments protesting the...
  • Alexandria Cops Bust 10-year-old For Bringing Toy Gun to School

    02/06/2013 7:42:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5 ,2013 | Naomi Jagoda
    The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion. On Monday, the boy showed the plastic gun to at least one other student during a bus ride home from the school. The 10-year-old did not point it at anyone or threaten to shoot it, but he neglected to mention that the weapon was fake, said Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt. School...
  • How To Profit From A Potential Doubling In Copper Prices (Dr Copper)

    02/06/2013 7:42:32 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-6-2013 | Daily Wealth
    How To Profit From A Potential Doubling In Copper Prices Commodities / CopperFebruary 06, 2013 - 08:30 AM GMT By: Daily Wealth "I think copper has at least 50% upside from today's price..." legendary analyst Adrian Day told me recently. "I wouldn't be surprised to see the price double by the end of the decade." When Adrian talks commodities, I listen... He's written his Global Analyst newsletter for over 25 years. At one time, it was one of the most popular investment letters in America, with over 60,000 subscribers. And for a decade now, he has focused on commodities for...
  • Top Ten Problems with that Obama Skeet Shooting Picture

    02/06/2013 7:39:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    It was a picture dredged up to prove the assertion the President had made in January to the breezy effect that the President is indeed acquainted with firearms, since, as he stated (roughly paraphrased), We've often shot skeet when we're at Camp David. It took a few days, where conservative media baited the press secretary Jay Carney, for proof, any proof, and where the Democrats either pooh-poohed the need for proof, since the President rarely turns out to have accuracy as his first arrow out of the quiver, or they prayed-uncharacteristically -- that there were, somewhere, please Heaven, something to...
  • Here's The GOP's First Counteroffer To Delay The Sequester

    02/06/2013 7:35:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 16 minutes ago (2/6/2013) | Brett LoGiurato
    Congressional Republicans are preparing their first counteroffer to President Barack Obama to avert the across-the-board cuts of the looming sequester, a House GOP aide confirmed this morning. Politico, which first reported the news, said that top Republican members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are formulating a proposal that would delay the sequester for a year by slashing the federal workforce by 10 percent. The House GOP aide said this would be done solely through attrition, a gradual reduction in the federal workforce.
  • Obama to Visit Israel as Netanyahu Attempts to Form Coalition

    02/06/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | William Bigelow
    After Benjamin Netanyahu won the Israeli election for Prime Minister in January, he and Obama spoke by phone and discussed the possibility of Obama visiting. Obama will travel to Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) before travelling to Jordan during his time in the region. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said: The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran...