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  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad entices Egypt into alliance

    02/07/2013 7:48:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2013 4:54 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried Thursday to entice Egypt into a new alliance that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, speaking of forging “comprehensive” and “unfettered” relations after decades of distrust. A warming of ties between the two regional heavyweights could have uncomfortable repercussions for the U.S. and its wealthy Gulf allies, giving Iran a foothold to spread its influence in Egypt. In turn, Egypt could gain an avenue to influence the fate of Syria, a key ally of Iran, as well as economic benefits. … Ahmadinejad’s visit is the first by an Iranian president in 30 years and he...
  • Panetta says US at risk of being second-rate power

    02/07/2013 7:41:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2013 5:00 PM EST | Richard Lardner and Donna Cassata
    The United States is at risk of becoming a second-rate power if automatic budget cuts go into effect, plunging the U.S. armed forces into the most significant readiness crisis they’ve faced in more than a decade, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday. Panetta, who is retiring soon from his post, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that if the reductions are allowed to stand he would have to throw the country’s national defense strategy “out the window.” But Panetta also assured lawmakers the Pentagon would take the steps necessary to deal with possible threats in the Persian Gulf region after...
  • Controversy over Newtown Childrens Choir

    02/07/2013 7:39:07 PM PST · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Are the Newtown kids set to sing at the Grammy Awards really from Newtown? That's the question Newtown's superintendent is asking, and she's also asked them to stop performing.
  • The Pension Fund That Ate California (CalPERS’s corruption, overwhelms taxpayers with debt)

    02/07/2013 7:25:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | 02/07/2013 | Steve Malanga
    After spending years dogged by unpaid debts, California labor leader Charles Valdes filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s—twice. At the same time, he held one of the most influential positions in the American financial system: chair of the investment committee for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or CalPERS, the nation’s largest pension fund for government workers. Valdes left the board in 2010 and now faces scrutiny for accepting gifts from another former board member, Alfred Villalobos—who, the state alleges, spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to influence how the fund invested its assets. Questioned by investigators about his...
  • San Diego family slaps Disneyland with charges of racism, say ‘White Rabbit’ character shunned their

    02/07/2013 7:11:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    • San Diego family slaps Disneyland with charges of racism, say ‘White Rabbit’ character shunned their kids because they are black Jason and Annelia Black say the costumed character ignored their children, but 'showered' affection on a white family moments later. 'It made my kids feel horrible,' Jason Black said. A San Diego family is suing Disneyland, claiming a theme park character snubbed their kids because they are black. Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego claimed an actor in a costume for the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” ignored their two sons and their cousins, who are...
  • America, let's call President Obama's sequester bluff

    02/07/2013 7:15:56 PM PST · by haffast · 23 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 07, 2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>WASHINGTON – For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That's because on March 1, automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") go into effect -- $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense.</p>
  • Calif. seeks to adopt nation's toughest gun laws

    02/07/2013 7:14:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | february 7, 2013 | DON THOMPSON
    Weeks after New York enacted the nation's toughest gun laws, California lawmakers said Thursday they want their state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Connecticut school massacre. Democrats who control the state Legislature revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the most restrictive state for possessing firearms. They were joined at a Capitol news conference by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with several police chiefs. "California has always been a leader on the issue of gun safety," Villaraigosa said. "New York has stepped up and...
  • The Last Generation (America's Coming Demographic Disaster)

    02/07/2013 7:05:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 7, 2013 | Andrew Evans
    Are childrens’ car seats driving down the fertility rate in America?Jonathan V. Last sees car seats as part of a “huge constellation of factors in modern life” that “nudge” people toward having fewer children, he said during an interview about his book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster.Last said car seats effectively create a small “tax on people who want to have more than two kids” by making it harder to fit three kids into a normal sedan, which encourages parents to buy a larger car. This penalty may not dissuade people who already want...
  • Senate chairman: Hagel nomination on track

    02/07/2013 7:03:37 PM PST · by haffast · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2-7-2013 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next defense secretary remains on track despite Republican demands for additional information about his paid speeches and business dealings, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday. The GOP requests dealt a setback to President Barack Obama's pick, forcing the committee to announce late Wednesday it would postpone a vote on the nomination. A new date has not been set. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the committee, said the additional requests were extraordinary and that Hagel had complied with the panel. He said he would move ahead...
  • Some in GOP want sequester deal

    02/07/2013 6:59:12 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Feb 13 | JAKE SHERMAN
    One thing is becoming clear: Republicans want to find a way to replace the cuts in the sequester, despite some loud rhetoric to the contrary. Top House Republican aides privately concede that the politics of allowing the cuts to hit — layoffs, furloughs and a stalled economic recovery — are tough to stomach and they would prefer to make a deal, on their terms of course. Speaker John Boehner signaled the growing GOP discomfort at his weekly news conference: “Let me make clear: I don’t like the sequester.” Boehner’s words are a sign that, while some Republicans are comfortable...
  • North Texas Patriot Guard Riders FINAL ITINERARY

    02/07/2013 6:56:45 PM PST · by zeugma · 18 replies
    North Texas Patriot Guard ^ | 2/7/13 | North Texas Patriot Guard
    North Texas Patriot Guard Riders F I N A L    I T I N E R A R Y   Patriot's Name: CPO Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle Military Branch: United States Navy Classification: Veteran Additional Military Info: United States Navy SEAL Link To Obituary: http://midlothianfh.com/Obituaries.html Mission Ride Captain: Larry Key, larrykey@ntxpgr.org, (940) 268-8242 Ride Captain #2: Rick Crabb, randjcrabb@juno.com, (910) 330-9861 Ride Captain #3: Dewey Dyer, dgd4758@sbcglobal.net, (214) 316-8730 Ride Captain #4: Dan Mathys, pgrdan1@gmail.com, (817) 300-5542 Mission Summary: The family has invited the Patriot Guard to come and honor a true hero. We will participate in his memorial...
  • Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

    02/07/2013 6:33:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2013 7:58 PM EST | Kimberly Dozier
    CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after years of reading classified intelligence reports he still does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful information. Despite what he called a public misimpression, Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee that drone strikes are used only against targets planning to carry out attacks against the United States, never as retribution for an earlier one. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he declared. Referring to one American citizen killed by a...
  • Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun

    02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement. I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was...
  • Developer seeks to preserve Westinghouse’s first-generation atom smasher

    02/07/2013 6:01:44 PM PST · by Ditto · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jason Cato
    Smack in the middle of where a D.C. developer hopes to build apartments on the Forest Hills-Chalfant border stands a small brick building adorned with a towering steel orb. The four-story weathered object, which resembles a giant light bulb, is the genesis of the Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s foray into nuclear power — a 1937 van de Graaff particle accelerator, the world's first industrial atom smasher. “Westinghouse was really in the vanguard of nuclear power,” said Cynthia Kelly, president of the Washington-based Atomic Heritage Foundation. “It's great that they kept (the accelerator.) It's a great piece of history.” Gary Silversmith thinks...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-7-13

    02/07/2013 5:55:08 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-7-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Barney Frank's Strange Obsession With Misogynistic Henny Youngman Line

    02/07/2013 5:34:08 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's with Barney Frank and his odd obsession with a Henny Youngman line that—had virtually any other politician used it—would result in him being accused of the worst kind of misogyny? Back in 2011, I noted that, appearing on Morning Joe, Frank had quoted the hoary Henny line: "How's your wife? Compared to what?" Yet there was Barney again this evening, this time on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show, breaking out the identical line. Really: what gives? And imagine the feminist outrage if, say, Mitt Romney had dared used the line during his presidential campaign. View the video here.
  • Decline in defense spending drags down GDP but experts say it's only the beginning

    02/07/2013 5:22:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    AL.com ^ | 5 Feb 13 | Leada Gore
    The drag to Gross Domestic Product caused by cuts in defense spending in the fourth quarter of 2012 could be just the beginning of a long, painful process, according to economic experts. GDP fell by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the first such negative growth since 2009 and an economic wet blanket after a 3.1 percent increase in the previous quarter. A 22 percent drop in government defense spending was blamed for much of the decline. The fourth-quarter drop came as those in the Pentagon waited to see if Congress would reach a deal to avoid sequestration by the...
  • Smuggled Sperm Impregnates Palestinian Prisoners' Wives

    02/07/2013 5:07:39 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 24 replies
    Four Palestinian women who had the sperm of their husbands smuggled out of Israeli jails reportedly are pregnant. Dr. Salim Abu Khaizaran, a fertlity doctor at the Razan Medical Center in the West Bank city of Nablus, said Thursday that other insemination attempts had failed, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported. "We don't intervene and ask how they smuggled sperm from prison and get it to Nablus," Khaizaran said at a news conference, according to Ma'an. "There are many failed attempts because the sperm die and so prisoners have to keep trying until it works."
  • Winter Storm Nemo; Historic Blizzard Looms

    02/07/2013 5:06:12 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 159 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 02/07/13 | Dolce, Erdman
    Here we go with another freak out about a winter storm. From naming it like a hurricane to generate more angst, to the continuing reminders that it "COULD" be a top ten storm in all time history, the weather guessers are doing the hype dance. Granted, this one looks particularly nasty, but most sane people will grab some extra milk and get home early Friday before the main bands hit. Take cover NE FReepers and keep us updated on how it's coming along. Post lots of pics from your yards and neighborhoods so we can all OOOOH and AHHHH...
  • U.S. Navy releases records of triple shooting suspect Christopher Dorner

    02/07/2013 4:55:40 PM PST · by Smogger · 135 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | 02/07/2013 | Ellen McGregor
    SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Navy released Christopher Dorner's service record early Thursday afternoon to Team 10. Dorner, a suspect wanted in connection to three slayings and several shootings, joined the service in 2002. His loss date was Feb. 1, 2013, just days before the shootings began. Dorner was stationed at several locations throughout his service years, including San Diego, Bahrain, Nevada, and the mobile inshore undersea warfare unit. He has several awards and decorations, including medals for National Defense Service, the Iraq Campaign , Sea Service Deployment, and pistol expertise. He also has honors for rifle marksmanship. Dorner's full...
  • Napolitano: Obama Gives Himself Permission To Kill

    02/07/2013 4:53:51 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 2-7-2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano - Commentary
    Napolitano: Obama Gives Himself Permission To Kill By Andrew P. Napolitano - February 7, 2013 After stonewalling for more than a year federal judges and ordinary citizens who sought the revelation of its secret legal research justifying the presidential use of drones to kill persons overseas -- even Americans -- claiming the research was so sensitive and so secret that it could not be revealed without serious consequences, the government sent a summary of its legal memos to an NBC newsroom earlier this week. This revelation will come as a great surprise, and not a little annoyance, to U.S. District...
  • DAVID WOO: The 'Moment Of Truth' For The US Economy Is Approaching In Just The Next Few Weeks

    02/07/2013 4:29:49 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-7-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    DAVID WOO: The 'Moment Of Truth' For The US Economy Is Approaching In Just The Next Few Weeks Joe WeisenthalFebruary 7, 2013, 12:05 PM Yesterday at Bloomberg we got the chance to meet David Woo, BofA/ML's brilliant strategist for Global FX and rates. The focus of our segment was on the Japanese yen, but off camera Woo had some interesting thoughts on the US economic situation, and why we're about to approach what he calls a 'moment of truth.' He noted to us that there's been a growing divergence between the S&P 500 and consumer sentiment, and that it may...
  • Video: Arabs Chased Away from Jewish Outpost

    02/07/2013 4:21:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    About 200 Arabs from the village of Urif in the Binyamin region took advantage of the snow last weekend to penetrate into the perimeter of a Jewish outpost near Yitzhar. The outpost only held a small number of boys at the time. Video ..... "In accordance with instructions for all of Judea and Samaria's hot spots," he added, "security forces must only use riot dispersal gear against the rioters, who are not afraid to throw back the gas canisters that were fired at them, alongside with rocks."
  • Don’t resort to sorcerers

    02/07/2013 4:21:34 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 26 January 2013 | anon
    MUSCAT — The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has warned members of the public against resorting to sorcerers to resolve any problems they might be facing. The ROP pointed out that sorcerers are swindlers and that sorcery is considered a crime punishable by law. The ROP is cautioning all citizens and residents against sorcery which, the ROP said, is alien to the Omani society. Members of the public are reminded that the main objective of sorcerers is to increase their wealth by making people believe that they can invoke supernatural power. When arrested, sorcerers are usually found in possession of a...
  • Remand Extended a Day for Suspect in Attacks on Arabs

    The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended by a day, Thursday, the remand of a Jewish youth arrested, Wednesday evening, in connection with spraying teargas at Arab taxi drivers, according to the Honenu legal-aid organization, which is defending him. The police requested a ten-day extension but Judge Mordechai Burstein claimed their identification of the youthful suspect was problematic. The police plan to appeal ...
  • Researchers Just Dug Up A Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone

    02/07/2013 4:04:53 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI - Live Science ^ | 2-7-2013 | Tia Ghose
    Researchers Just Dug Up A Half-Million-Year-Old Human Jawbone Tia Ghose, LiveScienceFebruary, 2013 . An ancient hominin jawbone unearthed in a Serbian cave may be more than half a million years old. Scientists have unearthed a jawbone from an ancient human ancestor in a cave in Serbia. The jawbone, which may have come from an ancient Homo erectus or a primitive-looking Neanderthal precursor, is more than 397,000 years old, and possibly more than 525,000 years old. The fossil, described today (Feb. 6) in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest hominin fossil found in this region of Europe, and may change...
  • U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

    02/07/2013 3:57:54 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    washington post ^ | 2-7-13 | Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    The Justice Department memo makes a case for the legality of drone strikes to kill Americans abroad who pose an “imminent threat of violent attack.” This is a reference to “self-defense.” Brennan was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone strikes in a speech last year, calling them “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” The “inherent right of self-defense” is another clear reference to moral reasoning on war as represented by Just War theory. The problem is, the Justice Department memo doesn’t limit the legality argument to what would be commonly understood as “imminent threat” and thus the...
  • Bloomberg spends $660,000 on Jackson Jr. contest

    02/07/2013 3:52:08 PM PST · by lex33 · 8 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 7, 2013 | Rick Pearson
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson’s past support from the National Rifle Association, records filed by local affiliates of the four major networks showed Thursday. When its current ad buy ends Sunday, the Independence USA super PAC will have aired 574 half-minute broadcast TV commercials to influence the outcome of the 2nd Congressional District special election, the records show.
  • Suspected Mass-Murderer's Manifesto Endorses Hillary, Obama, Gun Control, Elite Media

    02/07/2013 3:26:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/7/13 | John Nolte
    While we pray for those murdered and everyone who might be in danger, we cannot forget that the media and its allies in the Democratic Party have set a standard when it comes to reporting on the possible political motives of mass murderers. Though they generally make things up to turn the death of innocents into a talking point against the Right, it's still the left who set this precedent. And what do you know, Chris Dorner, the former-police officer suspected of being behind the murder rampage presently unfolding in Los Angeles, has apparently left behind a manifesto addressed to...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 8,2013

    02/07/2013 3:20:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 7,2013 | Mar Levin
    Sorry To Be Late!:(=^..^=
  • Yes, There Was a Plan For Gunrunning to Syria

    02/07/2013 3:17:09 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | February 07 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul asked then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if Benghazi served as a gateway for the United States to run weapons to Syrian rebels through Turkey. Today during testimony on Capitol Hill, outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta admitted there was a plan, supported by Clinton and former CIA Director David Petreaus, put in place to arm Syrian rebels but was stopped by President Obama. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were asked by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona,...
  • Secret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'

    02/07/2013 3:16:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 2/7/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.” Yesterday, 25 senators sent a letter to Hagel demanding information on his foreign funding. Hagel has refused all such requests, prompting the senators to state, “in the judgment of the undersigned, a Committee vote on your nomination should not occur unless and until you...
  • Homeowner shoots intruder twice for climbing into backyard

    02/07/2013 2:11:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    www.khou.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Rekha Muddaraj
    HOUSTON - A suspected robber is in the hospital Tuesday after a homeowner shot him twice after he caught him climbing over his back fence. The suspect ignored a “no trespassing” sign on the fence and climbed over the fence into the bed of a truck. That is when the homeowner came out to investigate. -------------------cut--------------------------------- From the comments, Greg Thompson writes: "KHOU he did not shoot him for climbing into the yard as your headline states, he shot the POS because he was trespassing and he feared for his safety. You morons. "
  • Clerk scares robber away with her own gun

    02/07/2013 2:03:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gadsdentimes.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Staff
    A female clerk at Pump and Go on Forrest Avenue on Saturday scared away a potential robber, according to a news release from the Gadsden Police Department.
  • LAPD Spree Killer's Supposed Full Manifesto Shows Support For Gun Control And President Obama

    02/07/2013 1:57:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 90 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 7 February, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski
    While the search for fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner continues, several versions of a manifesto believed to have been written by Dorner have been circulating around the Internet. Many of the versions are redacted to remove the names of Dorner targets. But a version that was originally posted on Fox's Los Angeles affiliate KTTV also contained quotes on President Obama and support for gun control. The version of the manifesto was obtained and posted on Fox LA 12 hours ago, but the link now returns an error page. A representative of Fox LA told BuzzFeed they pulled most...
  • Raping women in Tahrir NOT ‘red line’: Egyptian preacher Abu Islam

    02/07/2013 1:52:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    al-Arabiya ^ | February 7, 2013
    An Egyptian Salafi preacher said raping and sexually harassing women protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is justified, calling them “crusaders” who “have no shame, no fear and not even feminism.” In an online video posted Wednesday, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah, known as “Abu Islam” and owner of the private television channel of “al-Ummah,” said these women are no red line. “They tell you women are a red line. They tell you that naked women -- who are going to Tahrir Square because they want to be raped -- are a red line! And they ask Mursi and the Brotherhood to leave...
  • No Deal! Bishops to Administration: You Can't Force Lay Catholics to Act Against Faith

    02/07/2013 1:48:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement on Thursday signaling to the Obama Administration that the bishops will not make a separate deal to exempt Catholic institutions from an Obamacare mandate that requires health-care plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs that leaves lay Catholic business owners and individual employees still subject to the mandate. “In obedience to our Judeo-Christian heritage, we have consistently taught our people to live their lives during the week to reflect the same beliefs that they proclaim on the Sabbath,” said Cardinal...
  • Big Vegas gun show has Newtown ties (sandy hook massacre)

    02/07/2013 1:45:43 PM PST · by RummyChick · 5 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 1/16 | berton
    LAS VEGAS -- One month and one day after the elementary-school massacre that threatens to change the American gun industry, a group based where that atrocity took place mixed defiance with discretion Tuesday in opening the doors to the world's largest gun show. More than 60,000 gun dealers, retailers and apparel makers are in Las Vegas this week for the annual Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade convention, hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation of Newtown. The four-day "SHOT Show" is not for the public -- it's for those who sell to the public.
  • Armed Citizens are Responsible Citizens

    02/07/2013 1:32:18 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/7/13 | William A Levinson
    It is easy to understand why Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ) made a speech in support of gun control. She remembers that a deranged individual used a firearm to cripple her for life, but she also needs to remember that there were two gun-wielding individuals involved in the incident. The second gunman, Joseph Zamudio, wrote Giffords and Jared Lee Loughner's other victims a blank check on the spot for any amount up to and including his life. Even though Zamudio had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he had no legal obligation whatsoever to walk into a situation that involved...
  • African-American Dressed In KKK Hood On Street Corner Sparks Controversy In Philadelphia

    02/07/2013 1:26:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 02/06/2013 | Jericka Duncan
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In 2013, no one expects to see a man dressed in a Ku Klux Clan robe mid-morning in Center City, Philadelphia. “I think that’s nonsense,” said one woman on the street. “He needs to be committed to the jail system,” said another onlooker. The man, who stood on the corner of 13th and Filbert on Tuesday, is not out to lynch or kill black people. In fact, he is black. Thirty-five-year-old Sixx King says he’s using the offensive symbol to highlight a serious problem: black on black crime. “We’re bringing awareness to the black hypocrisy, complacency and...
  • Obama: Prayer Breakfast ‘Forgotten on the Same Day as the Prayer Breakfast’

    02/07/2013 1:20:25 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Melanie Hunter
    “I do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we’ve been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten – on the same day as the prayer breakfast. You’d like to think that the shelf life wasn’t so short. I go back to the Oval Office, and I start watching the cable news networks, and it’s like we didn’t pray,” Obama said.
  • Entire Miami Police Squad Fired After Footage Shows Cops Shopping, Dining & Kissing While Ignoring

    02/07/2013 1:16:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    An investigation into Miami police officers’ on-duty conduct found six officers were ignoring 911 calls while instead kissing their girlfriends, shopping, and drinking coffee. One 911 call involved an unconscious five-month-old baby. Video footage shows Miami police officer Dario Socarras ignoring dispatch orders to save the child, while drinking coffee for nine minutes and lying to the dispatcher about being “en route”. Paramedics eventually reached the unconscious child, while Socarras never went – but still, the officer wrote in his daily report that he attended the scene. And Socarras is only one of six officers caught neglecting their duties: after...
  • Chicago Police Want 12 Percent Pay Raise (and more benefits)

    02/07/2013 1:11:37 PM PST · by Ken H · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Feb 07, 2013 | n/a
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Contract demands by Chicago police officers include much higher pay and something you might not have imagined. Chicago police are reportedly proposing in negotiations that their pay increase by 12 percent over two years. The union also wants officers to get extra money because they are required to live in the city. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the union is proposing a residency stipend of $3,000 per officer. ...
  • Cop Accused Of Seducing Women Involved In Domestic Disputes

    02/07/2013 1:00:39 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 14 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | February 6, 2013 | Dave Savini
    ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. (CBS) – An Elmwood Park police sergeant has been accused of using his police powers to target women he could seduce, when he was supposed to be working. He also has been accused of targeting the men who are in those ladies’ lives. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini spoke with three men who questioned how Sgt. John Wasilenko sergeant is still on the job. Dewey Paccagnini said Wasilenko was on duty when Paccagnini caught the officer with his wife. “I saw my wife kissing this guy – sergeant or officer – in the squad car,” said Paccagnini....
  • Findus admits frozen lasagne was made with 99% horsemeat and they don't know for how long

    02/07/2013 12:46:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Findus has tonight admitted that it has been selling packs of its popular frozen lasagne that were 99 per cent horsemeat. The news is the first time that it has been confirmed that horsemeat contamination of products sold in the UK has spread beyond beef burgers. There are concerns that the horse meat used in the lasagne contained the drug bute, which is a known human health risk. Findus was today unable to say how long horsemeat has been used in its products.
  • Higher Payroll Tax Pinches Those With Least to Spare

    02/07/2013 12:38:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/7/13 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    Jack Andrews and his wife no longer enjoy what they call date night, their once-a-month outing to the movies and a steak dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse in Augusta, Ga. In Harlem, Eddie Phillips’s life insurance payment will have to wait a few more weeks. And Jessica Price is buying cheaper food near her home in Orlando, Fla., even though she worries it may not be as healthy. -snip- “You got to stretch what you got,” said Mr. Phillips, 51, a front-desk clerk and maintenance man for a nonprofit housing group who earned $22,000 last year. “That little $20 or $30...
  • {Alleged} Manifesto of Ex-Cop Mass-Shooter, Christopher Jordan Dorner {Scrubbed by Facebook & MSM}

    02/07/2013 12:36:55 PM PST · by drpix · 34 replies
    pastebin.com ^ | 2/7/13 | Christopher Jordan Dorner?
    Says he hates NRA President Wayne LaPierre; is a fan of Joe Biden; endorses Hillary for POTUS in 2016; and sends kudos to Matthews, Scarborough, Harvey, Williams, O'brien... Excerpts below.
  • Union City gives Troy Towers residents free rides to PATH station at taxpayer expense: report

    02/07/2013 12:29:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Residents of a luxury high-rise building in Union City have been receiving free rides to the PATH station in Hoboken -- at taxpayers' expense -- according to a "Shame Shame Shame" report on MyFoxNY Ch. 5 report last night. The report showed footage of a Union City senior citizens van stopping and picking up passengers at Troy Towers, at 380 Mountain Rd., at the foot of 18th Street. Residents admit on camera that the service is free. Mayor Brian Stack defended the free amenity. "They're the largest taxpayer in the city," he told Diaz on camera. Not only that Stack,...
  • Obama Has Presided Over Weakest Multi-Year Economic Recovery Since WWII

    02/07/2013 12:18:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 7, 2013 | Matt Cover
    President Barack Obama has presided over the weakest multi-year economic recovery since the end of World War II, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Since the end of the last recession in June 2009, the economy has grown only 7.5 percent—compared with the double-digit increases the economy experience in other multi-year post-World War II growth cycles. …
  • Now working on the final 30% in our FReepathon!! Woo hoo!! We can do this!! [Thread XVII]

    02/07/2013 11:55:58 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 698 replies
    Dear FReepers, We need your help to get this FReepathon moving again. Now into the second month of the fundraiser and we're catching up, but still lagging more than 10% behind the pace. We actually have about the same number donations that we had at this point last quarter, but we're averaging about five dollars less per donation. This is a direct result of the harm Obama's Marxist policies are inflicting on the economy. Hopefully it'll get going strong again so we can complete our fundraiser in the next few weeks. Free Republic stands for God and Country!! We defend...