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  • Ron Paul Files International Copyright Complaint Against His Own Fans (Crazy Old Coot Alert!)

    02/09/2013 5:38:42 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 2-9-2013 | Rosie Gray
    February 9, 2013 Ron Paul Files International Copyright Complaint Against His Own Fans Rosie Gray Ron Paul has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against the proprietors of RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org, according to a blog post on their site on Friday. The authors of RonPaul.com see the move as the ultimate betrayal from a politician who, more than many others, depended on an astounding level of grassroots support on the Internet in order to keep his longshot presidential campaigns running. "Last month, after Ron Paul expressed regret on the Alex Jones show over not owning RonPaul.com (in...
  • Charlie Sheen reaches out to ex-LAPD officer accused in killings. [ Libs create yet another killer ]

    02/09/2013 5:17:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-9-13 | fox new
    The actor Charlie Sheen recorded a video intended for the former LAPD officer accused of killing three people and writing a long manifesto that indicates he has intentions to kill more. Sheen, who was praised in Christopher Dorner's manifesto, thanked the suspect for his 'kind words' but asked the man to call him. "Let's figure out together how to end this thing," Sheen is recorded saying.
  • IBM Watson providing superior cancer treatment plans

    02/09/2013 5:13:56 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Brian Wang
    The IBM Watson system gained fame by beating human contestants on the television quiz show Jeopardy! almost two years ago. Since that time, Watson has evolved from a first-of-a-kind status, to a commercial cognitive computing system gaining a 240 percent improvement in system performance, and a reduction in the system’s physical requirements by 75 percent and can now be run on a single Power 750 server. IBM Watson trained in medicine to leverage 1.5 million patient records and 2 million pages of cancer research IBM Watson has ingested more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text...
  • LaRue Tactical To Limit Law Enforcement Sales to Same Weapons as Citizens

    02/09/2013 4:55:45 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Ammoland Staff
    LEANDER, TX --(Ammoland.com)- Due to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, LaRue Tactical has been forced to reconsider how we provide products to state and local agencies. Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess. State and local...
  • Tight budget may force Pentagon to cut forces: general

    02/09/2013 4:46:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Feb 13 | David Alexander
    The Pentagon will have to cut the size of U.S. military forces for the second time in as many years if across-the-board spending reductions of $470 billion over 10 years take effect March 1, the top U.S. military officer said on Saturday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said about a third of the cuts would have to come from forces, with the remaining two-thirds taken from spending on modernization, compensation and readiness. He noted that the Army had begun to shrink last year toward 490,000 from a high of 570,000, a result of efforts...
  • 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...
  • Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal employees

    02/09/2013 11:58:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/08/13 | Joe Davidson
    President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees in the administration’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal, the Washington Post has learned. At the same time, the House plans to vote soon on legislation that would extend the current freeze on basic pay rates through the end of calendar 2013. The freeze was originally set for two years and scheduled to expire at the end of last year, but it was extended until a temporary budget measure expires next month. When the measure expires, federal employees will receive a 0.5 percent raise for the remainder of 2013,...
  • Obama predicts Pelosi will be speaker again soon

    02/09/2013 11:48:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/07/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    President Obama predicted Thursday that if Democrats pursue an ambitious agenda, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will soon have the speaker’s gavel back. “It won’t be smooth, it won’t be simple, there will be frustrations, there will be times when you guys will be mad at me, and I’ll occasionally read about it.” he said. But if they keep focused, he said, ”I would expect that Nancy Pelosi is going to be speaker again pretty soon.” But the president also appeared to be steeling House Democrats — who are more liberal than their Senate counterparts — for the need...
  • Texas Legislature weighs drone photography bill

    02/09/2013 11:30:28 AM PST · by Stegall Tx · 7 replies
    KSAT Ch 12 - San Antonio ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Matt Rivers
    SAN ANTONIO - Texas lawmakers will eventually have to figure out how to regulate drones, if at all. The unmanned aircraft, until recently most associated with larger, Air Force piloted models, have become much cheaper and much smaller in recent years. A simple search on Google Shopping returns dozens of results on where to buy drones, many under $300 with cameras already attached. Conceivably, those drones could be flown above homes, even used to take pictures. Texas does have laws that address improper photography, which ban photos from being taken without consent for the sexual gratification of the photographer. That...
  • Obamacare 2016: Expect Insurance Premium Hikes of About $400 Per Family

    02/09/2013 11:18:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>There were a lot of taxes in The Affordable Care Act that Nancy Pelosi famously said "we have to pass the bill so that we can find out what's in it." The American Enterprise Institute has tracked some of the taxes enacted on the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and they are expected to raise billions — in the short term. However, those costs still have to be paid, and consumers are expected to shoulder many of them in 2016.</p>
  • Alleged teen intruder dies after being shot by homeowner

    02/09/2013 11:09:37 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 37 replies
    azfamily ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Andrew Michalscheck
    PHOENIX -- A Valley teen died Friday after he allegedly broke into a Phoenix residence and was shot by the homeowner. Phoenix Police said a man returned to his home in the area of 7500 W. Weldon late Friday morning to discover that his carport door was open. The homeowner entered through his front door and discovered that his house had been ransacked. As he entered the house, two suspects ran out the carport door. Two more suspects then ran from the bedroom area of the home, with one of the men, later identified as 16-year-old Mario Barcenas, reportedly running...
  • Judge Jeanine: "Owning a Gun is My God-Given Right!"

    02/09/2013 11:02:08 AM PST · by Dogbert41 · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 02/02/13 | Judge Jeanine
    "Owning a Gun, is my God-Given Right!"
  • Michael Bloomberg's PAC Spent $660,000 In 12 Days To Try To Sink The Candidacy Of A Pro-Gun Democrat

    02/09/2013 9:04:56 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Yahoo | Business Insider ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Rick Pearson and Bill Ruthhart
    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, records show. Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman from Crete, has accused Bloomberg of trying to buy an Illinois congressional seat. She has maintained her...
  • Egypt Court Suspends YouTube Over Anti-Islam Film

    02/09/2013 10:09:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2013 | Staff
    An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported. The country's administrative court ordered the ministries of communication and investment to block YouTube, owned by Google, inside Egypt because it had carried the film "Innocence of Muslims," said state news agency MENA. The 13-minute video, billed as a film trailer and made in the United States, provoked a torrent of anti-American unrest in Egypt, Libya and dozens of other Muslim countries in September. The video depicts the Prophet as a fool and...
  • AZ:Pro-gun activists rally at the state Capitol

    02/09/2013 9:51:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 8 February, 2013 | Kristine Harrington
    PHOENIX -- The contentious debate over American gun rights revved up Friday with well-armed Arizonans taking to the capital to have their voice heard. “We're here exercising our first amendment rights in order to protect our second amendment rights,” said Dean Weingarten. “If we don’t exercise our rights we will lose them.” Approximately 100 gun rights supporters, with holstered handguns and semi automatic rifles, gathered at the state capitol with one common message. “The message is don't infringe on the second amendment,” said Duane Weingarten. The group is concerned with the possibility of congress passing much stricter gun laws in...
  • Obama Gun Grab Based On False Assumptions

    02/09/2013 9:32:22 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Jeff Moran
    --(Ammoland.com)- On Jan. 16 213, President Obama put forward his 15-page plan to “better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson.” The plan’s titular theme was “now is the time” for action. The top two priorities: universal background checks for gun purchases and a categorical rifle ban. Setting aside the troubling facts that the White House sales pitch had significant omissions and/or exaggerations, that other experts say mass shootings are not any more prevalent today than they were in the past, and that rifles account for approximately 3...
  • Why Are the Feds Loading Up On So Much Ammo?

    02/09/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by lbryce · 94 replies
    Investor Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds. Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents' required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots. But DHS has been silent about its need...
  • Evolving to Gun Control

    02/09/2013 9:21:55 AM PST · by bray · 9 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/9/13 | bray
    Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he? The Believer’s Freedom 1 Cor 10:22 There are some interesting dynamics for those of us willing to open some valid questions about evolution. The hardest of the hardcore liberals come out with their hardest attacks since this is their most sacred of truths. It is their creation story as well as the foundation of their basic belief system as well as their most non-negotiable tenant. My email got its usual deposit from a braindead lib who used his usual bullying tactic with the mfer attack showing his...
  • David Stockman: You're Now In The "Bernanke Bear Trap"

    02/09/2013 9:14:19 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies
    http://xrepublic.tv ^ | February 8 2013 | ----
    - Fed is serial bubble machine -Entering housing bubble 2.0 -When interest rates go up which they must , fast money will scatter and bubble will splatter. -Low interest creates artificial demand. -Phoenix and Las Vegas seeing the biggest speculation. 8% increases in 1 month crazy, historical is 3 to 4% tops. -Rates rise in the next 1 or 2 years due to currency wars now underway. CNBC VIDEO AT LINK
  • 'Unflattering' photos of Beyoncé during Super Bowl's halftime show become instant meme

    02/09/2013 8:51:43 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 62 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 8 2013 | OLIVIA FLEMING
    An 'unflattering' picture of Beyoncé performing at the Super Bowl's halftime show has transformed into a fully-fledged meme; one to rival McKayla Maroney's now-iconic 'Not Impressed' scowl. After Beyoncé's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, emailed Buzzfeed earlier this week to ask that the site 'respectfully change' several images of her client to 'some better photos' from the halftime show, her attempt backfired in epic proportions. Buzzfeed published the email, and in the Internet phenomenon known as the Streisand Effect, one image in particular circulated so virulently it became an instant meme.
  • Budget Cuts May Shut Down Meatpackers, White House Warns (Vengence is Mine sayeth "The One")

    02/09/2013 8:49:34 AM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 68 replies
    Newsmax Media, Inc. ^ | Friday, 08 Feb 2013 06:45 PM | © 2013 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.
    The Obama administration warned on Friday that across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in March may result in furloughing every U.S. meat and poultry inspector for two weeks, causing the meat industry to shut down. By law, meatpackers and processors are not allowed to ship beef, pork, lamb and poultry meat without the Agriculture Department's inspection seal. The prospect of mass furloughs of meat and food inspectors was part of a broader White House warning about the effects of the potential spending cuts on everyday life. Meatpackers said a shut-down would devastate consumers as well as their industry. Read...
  • Questions and Answers on the Eve of Obama’s Visit to Israel

    02/09/2013 8:48:59 AM PST · by kindred · 3 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Steven Plaut (Comments)
    Q: With Obama about to visit the country, should Israel agree to attend new negotiation sessions with the Palestinian Authority? A: No. Nothing positive can come out of it. For twenty years Israel has been attending “talks” with the Palestinians and these have achieved absolutely nothing other than Israeli capitulation. In each round of talks Israel has given away more and more assets and made an ever-growing number of concessions, getting nothing in return. Q: Why give up hope that the Palestinians will agree to some sort of deal? A: Because they have yet to comply with a single punctuation...
  • Obama advisor John Brennan speaks about the beauty of Islam (youtube video)

    02/09/2013 8:48:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    youtube.com ^ | May 19, 2010
    Video Link
  • Mohammed Afzal Guru's life should become extinct, ruled Supreme Court

    02/09/2013 8:37:45 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    IANS / The Times of India ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | IANS
    NEW DELHI: "The incident, which resulted in heavy casualties, had shaken the entire nation and the collective conscience of society will only be satisfied if the capital punishment is awarded to the offender," the Supreme Court had said while upholding the death sentence of Afzal Guru. Holding Afzal guilty of the conspiracy culminating in the attack on Parliament House, the apex court in its August 4, 2005 judgment added: "The conspirator, even though he may not have indulged in the actual criminal operations to execute the conspiracy, becomes liable for the punishment prescribed under Section 302 of the IPC (Indian...
  • After the 'Killing Fields,' Cambodians find solace in St. Paul meeting

    02/09/2013 8:32:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-8-13 | tad vezner
    "I need people to understand this," said Ream Um, a retired mathematics teacher who worked for the St. Paul school district for 23 years. The 71-year-old academic -- who in 1975 destroyed his eyeglasses and dentures to disguise his scholarly appearance from Cambodia's communist Khmer Rouge regime -- pointed to a sign displaying, in bold red letters, the words "Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness." "The lesson is this: We have to make ourselves smart. Go to school, learn math ... but also this. This is important." Beside him, Hoeun Hach -- a soft-spoken Oakdale man with an easy smile --...
  • The Dorner Manifesto

    02/09/2013 8:32:11 AM PST · by NCjim · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2013 | Richard Fernandez
    Victor Davis Hanson’s essay, The New Age of Falsity, vividly describes the new requirement of the modern age. It is the requirement to lie. The requirement is imposed by the circumstance that many institutions are already built on falsehoods. In order to keep things ticking even honest newcomers must resort to the “maintenance lie” which can be defined as the affirmation of legacy falsehoods to prevent an institutional meltdown. This is without taking into account what can be called the “capital investment lies”, which are entirely new fibs uttered for the purpose of usurping new powers. Hanson convincingly argues that...
  • Did you know that John Brennan, nominee for CIA Director, is a Muslim convert...?

    02/09/2013 7:40:05 AM PST · by LSUfan · 210 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | Tom Trento
    On Tom Trento’s radio show today, former FBI agent, John Guandolo, who wrote the first Muslim Brotherhood training manual for the FBI, outs John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for CIA Director, as having converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia. (Embedded video: Fast forward to 11 minute mark and watch til the 52 min mark)
  • Clinton brings warning to House Democrats about 2014 campaign

    02/09/2013 7:50:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Russell Berman
    LANSDOWNE, Va. — Former President Bill Clinton came to the House Democratic retreat here armed with a warning: The Republicans won’t make it as easy for Democrats to win in 2014. “I think that we should assume going forward that the people who disagree with us, honestly in our approach, will not make it quite as easy to draw the contrast on the things they do and say [as] they did last time,” Clinton told House Democrats in a wide-ranging and largely informal talk that lasted nearly 45 minutes. Clinton noted he held 133 campaign events for Democrats in 2012,...
  • Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged

    02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about ‘Rathergate’ – the story on George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report. Rather responded brusquely: Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute. Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged
  • Rand Paul’s Really Ignorant Paragraph

    02/09/2013 7:33:41 AM PST · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | 7 Feb 2013 | Quin Hilyer
    There is much to commend, and there are some things to question, about Rand Paul’s big foreign policy speech yesterday at Heritage Foundation. The overall idea of using George Kennan-like “containment” for Iran or for jihadist Islam in general is, well, problematic , although there are plenty of elements of his speech that are at least somewhat sensible. It is a good thing to have discussion of such issues, and there is much value in having people make a thoughtful case against over-eagerness for military intervention. Those of us who tend a little more towards interventionism (”tend” being the key...
  • Sen. Menendez defends his relationship with political donor Melgen

    02/09/2013 7:33:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his relationship with Florida doctor and political donor Salomon Melgen in an interview with Univision on Friday, saying he didn’t do anything on his friend’s behalf that he doesn’t regularly do for others. Melgen, a close friend of Menendez’s, reportedly overbilled the U.S. government by almost $9 million in Medicare payments, inviting a federal audit. Menendez acknowledged contacting officials to complain that the Medicare billing rules were unclear, but the senator denied that his close ties to Melgen had anything to do with him raising the issue. “The fact that someone is a donor does...