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  • Karl Lagerfeld Calls Michelle Obama’s Fringe ‘Bad Idea’ (Moochelle looks like a News Anchorette)

    02/06/2013 4:16:39 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    World Beauty News ^ | Feb 05, 2013 01:58 AM EST
    The world is busy raving about first lady Michelle Obama's fringe but Chanel's creative director Karl Lagerfeld begs to differ. After taking digs at Pippa Middleton, Adele, Heidi Klum and Russian men, next in line is the first lady. "I don't understand the change of hair ... Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It's not good," quoted the designer. Lagerfeld went on to say that Obama now looks like a news anchor. The criticism comes as a surprise as Lagerfeld had once admitted that he adores Obama. He had even called the first lady's face "magical" while talking to...
  • GOP Divided on Sequestration

    02/06/2013 4:15:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    US News ^ | 6 Feb 13 | Lauren Fox
    With less than a month left to replace the $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts scheduled for March. Republicans revealed Wednesday their party is divided over what is more important: protecting the Department of Defense or pushing spending cuts no matter the cost. Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona continue to speak out about how devastating across-the-board spending cuts would be to the Pentagon, while their GOP colleagues in the House say sequestration, no matter the cost, may be the only way to force...
  • $110 million for embassy ... in Suriname?

    02/06/2013 4:12:51 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Tiny nation rich in oil, gold led by alleged killer, drug-traffickerThe Obama administration will pump upwards of $110 million into a new U.S. Embassy compound in Suriname, a South American nation whose population of 580,000 is equivalent to that of Wyoming, the least-populated U.S. state. Jay Anania, U.S. ambassador to Suriname, said last year during his Senate confirmation hearing, “It is very much in the United States’ interest that Suriname remains a stable democratic partner.”
  • House bill could create new 'national nurse' public health position

    02/06/2013 4:05:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Pete King (R-N.Y.) and more than two dozen Democrats have introduced legislation that would create a national nurse to work alongside the surgeon general. The National Nurse Act, H.R. 485, would designate the chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) as the "National Nurse for Public Health." The bill would have the national nurse work alongside the surgeon general and "focus on health promotion, improving healthcare literacy, and reducing health disparities." "As the first registered nurse in Congress, I know from experience how nurses play a critical role in health promotion and...
  • Govs Call for $10G Bachelor's Degree [ Liberals Unions always oppose online offerings ]

    The $10,000 bachelor's degree could be coming to a campus near you. What began as a challenge from billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates to make college more affordable is now catching on with governors eager to stem spiraling tuition costs and mounting student debt. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced recently that 23 state-run higher education institutions will soon offer the four-year degree programs for $10,000, following similar calls by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. At least one lawmaker in California is calling for that state's vaunted university system to embrace the idea, too. The bargain baccalaureate...
  • California Judge Does The Unthinkable: Reinstates Obama Eligibility Lawsuit

    Kathleen O’Leary, Presiding Judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal reinstated the Appeal Taitz v Obama et al filed by the candidate for the U.S. Senate Attorney Orly Taitz. Appeal at hand involves Senator Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama as a candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
  • New audio: Hagel tells Arab audience U.S. must 'reverse optics' on Israel, 2007

    02/06/2013 3:53:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/13 | http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/02/06/New-audio-Hagel-tells-Arab-audience-U-S-must-reverse-o
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) is not providing the Senate any more information about past speeches or funders. Luckily, a few of his former audiences are only too proud to share his remarks with the world. The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations recently published a recording of a speech Hagel gave to its conference in 2007. In addition to calling for unconditional talks with the Iranian regime, Hagel said that the U.S. had to "reverse optics" in its relationship with Israel in order to restore its credibility as an honest broker between Israelis and Palestinians, and to boost its diplomacy...
  • Obama: Salazar's family 'did not cross the border, the border crossed them'

    02/06/2013 3:46:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/13 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking about outgoing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, President Obama reminded reporters that the family of the former U.S. Senator from Colorado was of Spanish descendent – dating back to the 16th century. “His ancestors were living here before the Mayflower set sail,” Obama said. “As he explains it — and relevant, as we are working to get immigration reform passed — his family did not cross the border, the border crossed them. And that’s why, when I needed somebody to lead Interior, I didn’t have to look very far.”
  • Chicago police no longer responding to all 911 calls

    02/06/2013 3:45:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Chicago police are no longer responding in person to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault in a change aimed at freeing up officers to deal with more serious crimes. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the change came into effect on Sunday and also covers crime where the victim is "safe, secure and not in need of medical attention" and the offender is "not on the scene and not expected to return immediately." Chicago authorities are hoping the change frees up more officers to attend to the most serious crimes, such as serious assaults...
  • 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...
  • 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.