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  • Oppose Joe Manchin’s Veterans Gun Ban & National Gun Registry

    02/06/2013 3:33:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Reports out of Capitol Hill reveal that just-reelected turncoat West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is about to stick a big knife in the back of American gun owners. And to make matters worse, he’s lying about what he’s doing. Both Manchin and House anti-gun crazy Carolyn McCarthy are claiming to be “working with NRA” to enact gun bans and national gun registries. NRA says flatly that Manchin is lying, and we believe he is. (The Hill, 1/24/13) Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner’s best friend” on November 5 2012 — the day before his reelection to a...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti' Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron

    02/06/2013 3:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 2/6/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In a joint effort and rare demonstration of unity, Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron are beginning to repaint the city walls that have been desecrated and profaned with derogatory graffiti for over a decade. Jewish residents, Israeli police and local Arabs are coming together in this highly contentious area in an effort to restore and repair the city to its undefiled state, before anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim graffiti came to be one of its most notable traits, Israel’s Hebrew daily Maariv reported. Following the barrage of Arab attacks in 2001, which reached its peak when an Arab sniper killed 10-month-old...
  • ‘Current policy repels foreign talent’

    02/06/2013 3:26:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | S. Rajagopalan
    Wahington - As the US Congress kicked off hearings on comprehensive immigration reforms, two well-known Indian-American experts made a compelling case for urgent steps to reverse its existing policies that “chase away” foreign talents graduating from American universities instead of capitalising on them. “We need the world’s best and brightest more than ever before. Yet, as the research of my team at Stanford, Duke and UC-Berkeley has shown, our visa policies are doing the opposite: chasing away this talent,” said Vivek Wadhwa, Director of Research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. While Wadhwa and Puneet Arora, Vice-President of Immigration...
  • Obama's pick to head Dept of Interior gets the nod from environmentalists

    02/06/2013 3:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists have cheered the decision by the Obama administration to tap Recreational Equipment Inc. CEO Sally Jewell as secretary of the interior, a position to be vacated by Ken Salazar. “In Jewell, President Obama chose a leader with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the higher purposes public lands hold for all Americans – recreation, adventure, and enjoyment,” Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement. “Jewell’s unique experience and her love of America’s outdoors will be invaluable to the stewardship of the waters, lands and wildlife we’ve been entrusted to protect for our children,” said Frances Beinecke, president...
  • Judge Brim wants job back after insanity acquittal

    02/06/2013 3:13:21 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    ABC Local ^ | February 5, 2013 | Paul Meincke
    February 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In Chicago, Judge Cynthia Brim wants to return to the bench. The Cook County judge was found not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with a shoving incident a involving a sheriff's deputy. Five times in the last 19 years, Cynthia Brim was hospitalized for treatment of a bipolar-related mental illness, including one instance in which paramedics had to remove her from her Markham courtroom. It's unclear to what extent her superiors were aware of her mental health needs. The altercation took place at the Daley Center last year, and shortly after that...
  • Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That "come-on-down-to-Texas" ad is “barely a fart”

    02/06/2013 2:53:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    I love federalism. Which is to say, really, that I love competition. When states, like businesses, compete for their desired goals in a free-market scenario, everybody wins in the long run, because the policies that really work and appeal to the most people will come out on top.Texas and California are often compared as polar opposites in terms of their business-friendly policies; i.e., Texas is reliably ranked number one and California usually comes in around dead last. There are plenty of traditional and cultural factors that keep California an attractive place for venture capital investment, but an incoming raft of...
  • The GOP Civil War Has Begun

    02/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | David Bossie
    When a person amasses too much power, they often believe they are indestructible. What Karl Rove and company did last week in the New York Times, claiming that their new “Conservative Victory Project” would cure the ills of a disappointing campaign cycle, is laughable. The so-called “Conservative Victory Project” is nothing more than an attempt by establishment Republicans to cull the conservative movement. Why does Rove think he has a monopoly on wanting to win? At least Karl Rove and company are finally out front with their disdain for the conservative movement, and I am thankful for it. The battle...
  • Pentagon delays deployment of carrier to Mideast over budget woes

    02/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delayed deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East due to budget uncertainty on Wednesday, hours after warning that financial concerns were a threat to U.S. security. The outgoing Pentagon chief delayed the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and the USS Gettysburg guided missile cruiser, which were due to leave Virginia later this week, because of uncertainty over the department's finances, Pentagon spokesman George Little said."Facing budget uncertainty ... the U.S. Navy made this request to the secretary and he approved," Little said in a statement. "This...
  • Sen. Menendez Denial on Permuy is 'Howler of the Day'

    02/06/2013 2:38:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 6, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    Yesterday, NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm questioned Senator Robert Menendez' veracity after his office claimed that he did not know that his ex-aide Pedro Pablo Permuy (in photo) was involved with ICCSI, a company partly owned by his mega-donor Salomon Melgen. Menendez sought to pressure administration officials to support a contract for port security in the Dominican Republic that would have provided a windfall for Melgen. In a Miami Herald story today , Marc Caputo reports: Sen. Bob Menendez's ties to a former Miami aide who could benefit from a controversial overseas port contract, which the Democrat pushed for, extend to...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, February-6-2013

    02/06/2013 2:30:34 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 51 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Tuberculosis May Lurk in Bone Marrow Stem Cells of Infected Patients

    02/06/2013 2:29:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | NA
    Tuberculosis is a devastating disease that kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year. Although antibiotics exist that can ameliorate the symptoms, the courses of therapy last for months and don't completely eradicate the disease, which frequently recurs years or decades after the initial treatment. Now, in a classic case of bench-to-bedside research, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a possible reason for the disease's resistance: The ability of the tuberculosis bacteria to infiltrate and settle down in a particular class of stem cell in the bone marrow. By doing so, the bacteria take advantage of...
  • Oppose Joe Manchin's Veterans Gun Ban and National Gun Registry

    02/06/2013 2:11:28 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Gun Owners ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Gun Owners Staff
    Reports out of Capitol Hill reveal that just-reelected turncoat West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is about to stick a big knife in the back of American gun owners. And to make matters worse, he's lying about what he’s doing. Both Manchin and House anti-gun crazy Carolyn McCarthy are claiming to be “working with NRA” to enact gun bans and national gun registries. NRA says flatly that Manchin is lying, and we believe he is. (The Hill, 1/24/13) Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner's best friend” on November 5 -- the day before his reelection to a six-year term let him...
  • FBI sources: Menendez investigation moved to Newark, NJ

    02/06/2013 2:04:50 PM PST · by Liz · 10 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 2/6/13 | Martosko and Johnson
    Two FBI sources have told The Daily Caller that the bureau’s inquiry into Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is now based in New Jersey, not Miami. One added that pressure is mounting from the highest levels of the Justice Department to pursue the investigation. The change of focus away from the bureau’s Miami field office indicates that the government is focused primarily on Sen. Menendez — and not on his longtime donor Dr. Salomon Melgen, as political observers have speculated. Menendez is embroiled in a scandal sparked by allegations that he slept with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic....
  • Ginormous Numbers Could Create a Mental Black Hole

    02/06/2013 1:46:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 5, 2013 | Lia Ghose
    Giant numbers, like Graham's number, are so huge that they are bafflingly hard to grasp. A trillion. A googol. A centillion. TREE(3). Somewhere between zero and infinity is a host of finite, but mind-bogglingly huge numbers. But while mathematicians have dreamed up large numbers for ages and they pop up frequently in physics and math, gigantic numbers are bafflingly hard to fathom. "Really big numbers are in every piece of technology we look at, in every organism we look at," said John Borwein, an applied mathematician at the University of Newcastle in Australia. And yet, "These are enormous numbers that...
  • South Dakota Custodian Fired for Defending Flag

    02/06/2013 9:10:05 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | 2-5-2103 | Dan Collins
    After seeing the American flag being disrespected several times, Cesar Zakahi finally had enough. The Stanley County School District custodian posted a picture of proof on his Facebook page. Then, he claims, was fired. Cesar claimed that a fellow female janitor had been throwing the flag on a shelf in the corner of the school’s boiler room for several months. He claims he had complained many times to the school’s superintendent about the flag’s treatment and decided to take matters into his own hands. ...
  • Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week (Unfortunate weather graphic)

    02/06/2013 1:23:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 175 replies
    Accuweather ^ | February 06, 2013; 3:15 PM | Alex Sosnowski
    Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow. The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend. Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation. Strong winds will not...
  • Dem Congressman Warns Of "Mob Scenes" Without "Equity In Society"

    02/06/2013 1:14:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 6,2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Washington) warns the U.S. could turn into a scene from Les Misérables without a 'we' mentality in an interview with C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Tuesday.
  • Dem Congressman Warns Of "Mob Scenes" Without "Equity In Society"

    02/06/2013 1:12:07 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 69 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6 Feb 2013 | Staff
    -snip- McDERMOTT: This whole society is gradually changing in response to what’s going on. Now, we’re in a very difficult period right now, because we have a lot of people who suddenly think it’s all about me. And it isn’t about me; it’s about we. If we don’t take care of one another, and we say everybody’s on their own, then it will simply fall apart as a society: become a mob scene, as it was in Paris if you go see Les Misérables. You can see what the country can become, if you don’t have equity in the society....
  • 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...