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  • Netanyahu ally: Peace with Palestinians impossible

    02/09/2013 4:42:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 1:37 PM EST
    A powerful partner of Israel’s prime minister has called peace with the Palestinians “impossible,” saying the conflict between them and Israel can only be “managed.” Saturday’s comments from former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman follow a White House announcement of an upcoming visit to Israel by President Barack Obama, expected to focus on a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. …
  • Capitalism (7 brief videos on why it is the ONLY way)

    02/09/2013 4:40:53 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    Capitalism 01 - Why are some countries rich and others poor?Capitalism 02 - The early American colonists and communal farming Capitalism 03 - The industrial revolution and the exploitation of women and childrenCapitalism 04 - Inventions of a competitive free enterprise systemCapitalism 05 - Socialism, capitalism and democracy defined Capitalism 06 - Collectivized agriculture in the Soviet Union, China and Cuba Capitalism 07 - The direction of immigration: from socialist to capitalist countries
  • Israeli forces break up Palestinian encampment

    02/09/2013 4:36:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 4:11 PM EST
    Israeli troops on Saturday drove some 100 Palestinian activists out of an illegal tent camp they had set up near the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank, the military said. … The activists seem to be adopting a tactic of Jewish settlers, who establish communities on contested territory hoping it will remain theirs once structures are built. …
  • Potential showdown on immigration reform likely to be on how safe is Southwest border, who...

    02/09/2013 4:32:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2013
    Potential showdown on immigration reform likely to be on how safe is Southwest border, who decidesThe effort in Washington to pass immigration reform is headed for a potential showdown over border security – with the Senate and White House plans putting different emphasis on the issue, and Democrats and Republicans appearing to disagree over the extent of the problem. The likely conflict was highlighted earlier this week when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared U.S. borders secure and said Republicans have a flawed argument about border security needing to precede comprehensive immigration reform. "I believe the border is secure,” Napolitano...
  • Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

    02/09/2013 4:31:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 5:07 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer “queer” in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday. …
  • Ann Coulter Smacks Down Mark Shields for Calling Her 'The Marie Antoinette

    02/09/2013 1:51:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2013 | Noel Shepperd
    Conservative author Ann Coulter has strongly responded to PBS's Mark Shields calling her "The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps." Shields made this remark on PBS's Inside Washington Friday in the middle of a discussion about Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fl.) recent views regarding immigration reform (video follows with transcript and commentary): Mark Shields Calls Ann Coulter 'The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative Press Corps' MARK SHIELDS, PBS: Ann Coulter, the Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps, has already come out against Marco Rubio saying that all you’re doing is creating more Democratic voters with a path to citizenship,...
  • Salafi-Jihadis in Jordan Stage 'Martyrs' Weddings' to Attract Youth to Jihad

    02/09/2013 3:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "The forces fighting against Assad's regime in Syria include foreigners who have come to take part in the uprising alongside the Syrian rebels. Among them are members of Jordan's Salafi-jihadi movement, which, according to its senior leaders, has so far dispatched some 250 fighters to Syria.[1] As one means of encouraging Jordanian youths to join its ranks and adopt the ideology of jihad and martyrdom, the Salafi-jihadi movement stages "martyrs' weddings" for fighters killed in Syria, based on the Islamic belief that every martyr is rewarded with 72 black-eyed virgin brides in Paradise. These "weddings" are not a new...
  • Federal employees' union head: Obama pay raise proposal 'simply not enough'

    02/09/2013 3:09:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink
    The president of the American Federation of Government Employees says a one-percent increase is "absolutely unconscionable." The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama's proposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough." "It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind...
  • Gun show in Virginia hikes admission fee to fight Obama's gun control push

    02/09/2013 2:57:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Jordy Yager
    CHANTILLY, Va. — The largest gun show in the D.C. area has raised its admission fee to help bankroll its fight against President Obama’s push for tighter firearm restrictions. Thousands of gun enthusiasts are descending upon the “Nation’s Gun Show” at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend and, for the first time in five years, are being greeted with a higher cost of entry as the gun rights community wages a tough, and costly, campaign to stop Obama and Congress from stiffening certain gun laws. “Admission has gone up because we are using the money to fight so you can...
  • How to Survive the Northeast Snowstorm

    02/09/2013 2:49:00 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 8 February 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about the Northeast and the blizzard. We need to issue some guidelines for people: What to do when it starts snowing. (interruption) Will they survive? Some will survive. Some will survive. I think we're fairly safe in saying some will survive. But some are saying it's the worst snowstorm ever. Now, I want to remind you: There was a snowstorm once in the 1800s. It also was in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California near Lake Tahoe, and there's a place that's been named for this. It's Donner Pass. It was...
  • FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast

    02/09/2013 2:48:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking those affected by Snowstorm Nemo to check on their neighbors and follow the direction of local officials as the Northeast corridor begins to dig out from under the massive blizzard. "Everyone has a role to play in the response to this winter storm," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a statement released Saturday morning. "Follow the direction of your state, local and tribal officials, and if you are told to stay off the roads, stay home, and when it is safe, check on your neighbors or friends nearby who may need assistance or...
  • Woman Votes Multiple Times for Obama in Election 2012 but Denies Voter Fraud!

    02/09/2013 2:32:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    conservative videos ^ | 2-9-13 | conservative videos
    Democrat Melowese Richardson has been an official poll worker for the last quarter century and registered thousands of people to vote last year. She candidly admitted to Cincinnati’s Channel 9 this week that she voted twice in the last election. Richardson insists she has done nothing wrong and promises to contest the charges: “I’ll fight it for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.”
  • Couple says SWAT team made mistake, sheriffs disagree

    02/09/2013 2:04:51 PM PST · by rarestia · 56 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Saturday, February 09, 2013 | Cait McVey, Reporter
    A Pasco County couple made headlines this week after they say a SWAT team wrongfully busted into their home. But now, the sheriff's office is speaking out. Carl and Juanita Stark were sitting at their Moon Lake home Tuesday night, when they say they got the fright of their lives. "I heard the window break, the door busted open and there was a big flash and a bang," said Carl. "It scared me to death. I thought somebody had broke into the house," said Juanita. "And I thought oh Lord, they're going to kill us all." But it wasn't a...
  • On the Long Island Expressway, Cold, Hungry and Stranded

    02/09/2013 1:51:46 PM PST · by PA Engineer · 164 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 9, 2013 | NATE SCHWEBER and VIVIAN YEE
    FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. — Lorna Jones decided to brave the blizzard on Friday, venturing onto the Long Island Expressway as the snow began piling up. So did many others here in Suffolk County. They all came to regret it. “It’s terrible. It’s cold. I don’t know how long I’m going to be here,” said Ms. Jones, 62, a nurse who stalled near the town of Brookhaven, less than a mile from her destination. “Are there any plans to help us?” She said she had slept fitfully in her car, with no food or water, and only a bottle of Listerine next...
  • Police: Dorner Is Heavily Armed, Trained and Dangerous

    02/09/2013 1:49:12 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 54 replies
    KTLA5 ^ | 9 February 2013 | Rick Chambers
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — The ex-cop suspected in the killings of an officer and two others remained at large Friday as darkness fell over a mountain forest and police suspended their manhunt until Saturday morning. “Once it gets dark out there and the snow keeps falling and they have no air support, I don’t know how effective they would be in that situation,” spokeswoman Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Throughout Friday, more than 100 officers searched through fresh snow for clues to the whereabouts of Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, a fired Los Angeles Police...
  • Seattle cancels police drone program after outcry over privacy issues

    02/09/2013 1:28:09 PM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | nbcnews.com
    SEATTLE - A plan by Seattle police to send aloft miniature robot drones equipped with stealth spy cameras has been grounded, following heated criticism of the project by residents concerned about privacy rights, the mayor says. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said Thursday that he and Police Chief John Diaz decided to cancel the use of two unmanned helicopters to better focus on maintaining the public's trust. The miniature helicopters, known as Draganflyer X6 drones, weigh 3.5 lbs and are equipped to carry video, still and night-vision cameras. In Seattle, they would have been used to search for missing persons and...
  • The So-Called Gun Show Loophole: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    02/09/2013 1:10:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    heritage ^ | 2-8-13 | John G. Malcolm
    Citing this data as evidence of how many firearms are currently purchased through private sales not subject to background checks is akin to citing data about current seat belt usage that is derived from a limited sample taken years before a mandatory seat belt law went into effect or before cars were even required to have seat belts. We all know that, according to a phrase popularized by Mark Twain, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Citing such limited and outdated data over and over again on a matter of this magnitude, however, is going...
  • Is rural mail delivery the real problem with the USPS budget?

    02/09/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    It's Saturday, and I went out on the front porch this morning after shoveling out from Nemo and got the mail as usual. There was an advertisement trying to get me to switch homeowner's insurance and a coupon flyer for the local grocery store. That sort of surprise waiting in the mailbox doesn't exactly get me all up in arms over the Post Office's idea to cancel Saturday mail delivery. Up until now, I’ve been assuming that the Post Office is simply an unprofitable enterprise and they may have to put trucks out on the road less often to reduce...
  • Cayman Islands investment snags Jack Lew nomination for Treasury Secretary

    02/09/2013 1:03:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    POLITCO ^ | 02/10/2013 | By KELSEY SNELL
    An investment Jack Lew made in the Cayman Islands has been flagged as an issue in the Treasury secretary nominee’s vetting by the Senate Finance Committee, according to multiple sources close to the confirmation process. The White House says the investment was previously disclosed and is already a public matter. Republican staff “have told us that there are concerns,” said Sean Neary, a spokesman for Finance Committee Democrats. “This came out through the vetting process in prior confirmations. Once it was looked into deeper, it was determined that it was not an issue. Lew has been completely transparent and forthcoming...
  • This Is It! New Jersey Assembly Officially Schedules Massive Attack on Gun Rights

    02/09/2013 12:12:27 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    More than 20 Extremist Anti-Gun Measures to be Heard on Wednesday in Trenton, NJ. Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Since the beginning of the New Year, NRA-ILA alerts have detailed the massive anti-gun package being crafted at the State House. The time has NOW arrived for gun owners to come together and stand up in Trenton for our Second Amendment rights. The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is meeting at 10:00 a.m. this Wednesday, February 13 2013 to consider and vote on more than twenty anti-gun bills. We need a strong and coordinated showing of gun owners to have a chance...