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  • Households On Foodstamps Rise To New Record

    02/11/2013 7:48:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    While hardly presented by the mainstream media with the same panache dedicated to the monthly ARIMA-X-12 seasonally-adjusted, climate-affected, goal-seek devised non-farm payroll data, the three month delayed Foodstamp number is according to many a far greater attestation to the "effectiveness" of the Obama administration to turn the economy around. And far greater it is: since his inauguration, the US has generated just 841,000 jobs through November 2012, a number is more than dwarfed by the 17.3 million new foodstamps and disability recipients added to the rolls in the past 4 years. And since the start of the depression in December...
  • Chehalis homeowner shoots, wounds intruder

    02/11/2013 7:36:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    CHEHALIS, Wash - A man who broke into an occupied home early Sunday in Chehalis was shot by the home's owner, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office says. Deputies arrived at the home shortly before 5 a.m. to find one man with a gunshot wound. Deputies say a 51-year-old man broke into the home where a 24-year-old man and his wife were sleeping. The owner called 911, then armed himself with a pistol while waiting for deputies to arrive. At one point, the suspect charged down a hallway toward the homeowner, who fired a shot, hitting the suspect. The two men...
  • IL:Woman Shoots Man Who Forced His Way Into Apartment, Attacked Sister

    02/11/2013 7:32:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Andy Banker
    HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR)-Scary moments in Highland, IL Sunday morning after an alleged home invasion led to a shooting. It happened in the 2600 block of Eagle Way around 3:30am. Highland Police say a 33 year-old man was transported to a St. Louis hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after he allegedly forced his way into the apartment of two sisters, assaulting both of them. The sisters are identified as Donna Carlyle, 47, and Debbie Keeney, 55. Keeney had gone out for an overnight cigarette when the suspect forced his way in. She was struck. When the suspect began to choke Carlyle,...
  • TX:Deputies: Man shot, killed on apartment doorstep

    02/11/2013 7:28:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 9 February, 2013 | NA
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County deputies say they are investigating a shooting death that occurred Friday at an apartment complex on Barker Cypress near Western Pass. A man was shot and killed on the doorstep of a third-floor apartment at 10 p.m. Friday night, said deputies. Deputies believe he was shot when he tried to force his way into the apartment. They said he knocked on the door, and when the people inside refused to open it, he may have pushed his way inside the apartment. Deputies believe this is when he was killed.
  • Reality Show Cast Member Who Died in Crash Was Special Forces Veteran

    02/11/2013 7:26:27 PM PST · by Selene · 17 replies
    NYT-MEDIA DECODER ^ | February 11, 2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    The reality television show cast member who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday was an Army Special Forces veteran who had served four tours of duty in Iraq, family members said Monday. The cast member, Michael Donatelli, 45, “was going to show off a lot of his military skills” on the show, which was in production for the Discovery Channel, said one of his nieces, Venessa Vega.
  • M5.1 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea (Probable Nuke Test)

    02/11/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by Strategerist · 52 replies
    US Geological Survey ^ | February 11, 2012
    Event Time 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC 2013-02-12 11:57:51 UTC+09:00 at epicenter 2013-02-11 21:57:51 UTC-05:00 system time Location 41.299°N 129.081°E depth=1.0km (0.6mi) Nearby Cities 24km (15mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 34km (21mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea 42km (26mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea 51km (32mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea 378km (235mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea Related Links View location in Google Maps
  • PD: Homeowner shoots suspect ransacking west Phoenix home

    02/11/2013 7:24:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 8 February, 2013 | MaryEllen Resendez
    PHOENIX - Police say a young man has died after he was shot by a homeowner Friday morning in west Phoenix. Phoenix police say the homeowner returned to his home to find four young males ransacking the house near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road. Police say the homeowner was fearing for his own safety so he grabbed a gun and fired it, hitting one of the suspects. The other three got away. Police say the male subject who was shot is 16-year-old Mario Barcenas. Police describe the three other suspects as young Hispanic men with short hair.
  • FBI: Calif. Man Hoped to Incite ‘Civil War’ by Framing ‘Anti-Government’ Right-Wing Groups

    02/11/2013 7:08:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 February, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Federal agents arrested 28-year-old California native Matthew Aaron Llaneza on Friday after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a Bank of America in Oakland, according to the FBI. Llaneza, a Taliban sympathizer, plotted to blame the attack on right-wing, anti-government groups in a bid to incite a “civil war.” “Llaneza’s arrest was the culmination of an undercover operation during which he was closely monitored by the FBI’s South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force. Unbeknownst to Llaneza, the explosive device that he allegedly attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and...
  • Tests in Mice Misled Researchers on 3 Diseases, Study Says

    02/11/2013 6:58:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2013 | GINA KOLATA
    For decades, mice have been the species of choice in the study of human diseases. But now, researchers report stunning evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for at least three major killers — sepsis, burns and trauma. As a result, years and billions of dollars have been wasted following false leads, they say. The study does not mean that mice are useless models for all human diseases. But, its authors said, it does raise troubling questions about diseases like the ones in the study that involve the immune system, including cancer and... --snip-- “That started us thinking,”...
  • Anthem of every branch of U.S. Armed Forces

    02/11/2013 6:54:52 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies ^ | June 16, 2008 | Tigeranger
    Anthem of every branch of U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Iranian news site gives fighter jet Photoshop treatment (Fake F313)

    02/11/2013 6:47:09 PM PST · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Staff
    The photograph shows an Iranian fighter jet, the brand-new F-313, soaring high above snow-capped mountains. There’s just one problem – savvy Iranian Internet users quickly realised the photo of the jet was clearly one taken during the jet’s unveiling two weeks ago in Tehran, and superimposed onto a photo of Damavand mountain.
  • Kerry Had More Security on Trip to Arlington, Va., Than State Dept. Posted in Benghazi

    02/11/2013 6:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/11/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A larger detail of security agents escorted Secretary of State John Kerry on a trip to Arlington, Va., last week, when he went to visit—of all places—the headquarters of the department’s security bureau, than the State Department posted to its compound in Benghazi, Libya, in the days leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks. Kerry, as recorded by an official State Department publicity photograph, was "surrounded" in Arlington on Monday, Feb. 4, by at least four of the department’s Diplomatic Security (DS) agents. In the days leading up to the Benghazi attacks, the State Department
  • Obama Administration Defends Detention Power in Appeals Court Hearing

    02/11/2013 6:28:50 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Inside a federal courtroom packed to beyond capacity, lawyers for President Obama argued that their boss has the right to deploy the U.S. armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain American citizens that he alone suspects of somehow supporting groups threatening national security. Last Wednesday, judges of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard the government’s arguments in their appeal of an earlier ruling blocking the enforcement of this controversial provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012. Judge Katherine Forrest issued the now-stayed permanent injunction on September 12, 2012. The Obama administration filed an immediate appeal and the...
  • White House: All questions answered on Benghazi attack

    02/11/2013 6:27:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/11/13 | Dave Boyer
    The White House has heard enough about Benghazi. White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday blasted Senate Republicans for threatening to block Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel and John Brennan, nominated to head the CIA, in a quest for more information about what President Obama did on the night that terrorists killed four Americans in the U.S. Consulate in Libya. “We have answered these questions,” Mr. Carney said. “The president found out about the attack in Benghazi in a meeting with his secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs from his national security adviser.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-11-13

    02/11/2013 6:00:44 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 2-11-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • See Gun Ban Advocates Stripped Of Camouflage & Subterfuge

    02/11/2013 5:59:20 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    North Carolina --( Rights Supporters: “The Great Gun Debate” I just won in Winston-Salem was a sobering experience, and I came away from it both worried and energized. I say “worried” because I saw more starkly than ever that what we face is not about semi-automatic firearms or even guns in general, but rather a full-on assault on individual liberty. Held in the ritzy “Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art” by WXII-TV, what GRNC volunteers found when we arrived was a cabal of limousine liberals, aging hippies, and hard-core “community organizers.” When WXII created the panel, producers did their best to...
  • Sources: White House to issue cybersecurity order Wednesday

    02/11/2013 5:55:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/11/2013 | By Jennifer Martinez
    The White House is poised to release an executive order aimed at thwarting cyberattacks against critical infrastructure on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter told The Hill. The highly anticipated directive from President Obama is expected to be released at a briefing Wednesday morning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where senior administration officials will provide an update about cybersecurity policy. The executive order would establish a voluntary program in which companies operating critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government. Observers are expecting the president to briefly mention the...
  • Is Dorner a drone target?

    02/11/2013 5:43:49 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 22 replies
    The Lookout via Yahoo News ^ | 11 Feb 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Are police using drones in the manhunt for Christopher Dorner? According to a report by a British newspaper, they are. On Sunday, the Express quoted a "senior police source" who said the "thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him—on the ground, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack." Dorner, the 33-year-old former naval and LAPD officer turned triple-murder suspect, has been at the center of a massive manhunt stretching from the San Bernadino Mountains—where his burned-out pickup truck was found last week—to the Mexican border. In a manifesto posted online earlier...
  • Obama Called Cayman Island Investments 'The Biggest Tax Scam on Record' (2008 video)

    02/11/2013 5:31:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama called Cayman Island investments "the biggest tax scam on record." Now, in 2013, President Obama has nominated Jack Lew, who had $56,000 in Cayman Island investments, to be the next secretary of Treasury. Here's Obama making the claim in 2008:
  • Stop the Confirmation of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

    02/11/2013 5:26:48 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 February 2013 | Christian Gomez
    Stop the Confirmation of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of DefenseClick here: Confirming Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense may harm U.S. defense considering his record, words of praise from the Communist Party, and ties to far-left progressive organizations. Chuck Hagel a Committed Internationalist The New American 11 February 2013 The confirmation vote for Republican former senator of Nebraska Chuck Hagel (shown) to replace outgoing Leon Panetta as secretary of defense was postponed by another week after Hagel failed to meet the expectations of his former Republican colleagues during last week's Senate confirmation hearings. Even more troubling than Sen. Hagel's...