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  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • Police investigate assault, shooting in Highland apartment (Armed homeowner)

    02/12/2013 7:43:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    BND.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Donald
    Police investigate assault, shooting in Highland apartment (Armed homeowner) News-Democrat (BY ELIZABETH DONALD) Posted: 02/11/2013 5:12 PM An alleged intruder was hospitalized with gunshot wounds after apparently pushing into a home and assaulting two women. The 33-year-old man is accused of forcing his way into an apartment in the 2600 block of Eagle Way Drive at about 3:30 a.m. The apartment building was home to two sisters, Debi Keeney and Donna Carlyle. The man allegedly attacked the women while demanding money, and Keeney shot him with a small-caliber derringer-style revolver.
  • CNN anchor suggests meteor hurtling toward Earth could be a result of global warming

    02/12/2013 7:40:55 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 51 replies
    ukmail ^ | 2 12 13
    A CNN anchor has asked on live television whether a meteor hurtling past Earth might have been caused by global warming. Deborah Feyeric made the faux pas when she transitioned from a discussion about global warming and the blizzard that struck to east coast into a a segment about Asteroid 2012 DA14 - which is projected to pass just 17,200 miles from Earth on Friday. 'We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,' Feyerick says. 'What’s coming our way? Is this the effect...
  • Obama to Speak in Israel, but Not in Knesset

    02/12/2013 7:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 2/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Israel is finishing the preparations for United States President Barack Obama’s planned visit in March. Plans for Obama’s visit include a trip to Yad Vashem and to Rabin’s grave, and dinners with Netanyahu and Peres. Obama will apparently not speak in the Knesset. His staff has requested that the venue chosen for his speech be large enough for a crowd of 1,000 Israeli citizens, which the Knesset is not. Instead, Obama may speak at the Binyanei Hauma conference center in central Jerusalem. His trip will begin with an official state welcoming at the airport, complete with a red carpet and...
  • IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics

    02/12/2013 7:39:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/12/2013 | Maggie Hendricks
    IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics Maggie Hendricks In a shocking move, the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Games. The unexpected decision was made via secret ballot during a Tuesday meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland where officials were discussing ways to "streamline" the Olympics. Though many assumed modern pentathlon would get the boot, the committee instead decided to eliminate wrestling, which has roots in the ancient Greece games and has been a part of every modern Olympics since they began in 1896. The vote was completed over several rounds and the final totals...
  • VIDEO: 82-year-old man tackles suspect running from police

    02/12/2013 7:33:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Local News VIDEO: 82-year-old man tackles suspect running from police An 82-year-old former Puyallup High School football player got into a “cross-body block” to stop a suspect fleeing from police Friday afternoon in Longview, Wash. Terry Miracle was weeding his garden when he heard a lot of commotion coming his way. That’s when he spotted a 27-year-old man running from the police.
  • An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI

    02/12/2013 7:33:29 AM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Christianity.Com ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Russell Moore
    An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI Russell Moore With Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation this week, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team’s head coach. But the global stakes are much, much higher. As Pope Benedict steps down, I think it’s important for us to recognize the legacy of the last two bishops of Rome that we ought to honor and conserve: an emphasis on human dignity. As a Baptist Christian, I disagree with Rome on many things, of course, and some of those...
  • Obama Vastly Exaggerates The Impact of Sequester Cuts

    02/12/2013 7:30:03 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: In his State of the Union speech, President Obama is sure to issue dire warnings about the automatic spending cuts resulting from the "sequester." But look closer, and the cuts are far less than meet the eye. As the March deadline for the sequester draws closer, Obama's rhetoric about the cuts it will impose grows more overheated. In his radio address over the weekend, he said they would be "a huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole."
  • Cokie And Scarborough Not Sure Reagan Could Get Elected In GOP Today

    02/12/2013 7:11:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ronald Reagan: RINO? Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough have suggested the Gipper might be viewed that way by the modern-day Republican party, making him unelectable within GOP ranks. After Joe Scarborough said that it was Reagan who rounded up Republican support for the assault weapons ban in 1984, Roberts exclaimed "I'm not sure Reagan could get elected within the Republican party today." Scarborough concurred: "I don't know that he could." View the video here.
  • AT REDDIT:Reporting Defensive Gun Use. Getting the News Out That Guns Are Good, Save Lives.

    02/12/2013 7:03:11 AM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Reddit ^ | February 12, 2013 | Staff
    Full Title: A subreddit dedicated to cataloging incidents in the United States where legally-owned guns are used to deter or stop violent crime. Rules are few, but important: Posts should primarily be direct links to news articles describing the incident. Articles regarding defensive gun use statistics are also welcomed, as are stories of DGUs gone wrong, or incidents where the defensive gun user had no business pulling the trigger. Copy the headline from the article. Don't make stuff up or editorialize. Note the city/state if it's not part of the article's title, like this: (Birmingham, AL) Note the date of...
  • Dorner's truck found near associate's property, court records show

    02/12/2013 6:58:03 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Robert J. Lopez and Andrew Blankstein
    Christopher Dorner's burning truck was found near an associate's property in the San Bernardino Mountains last week, court records showed, suggesting that the fugitive former police officer may have received help evading authorities. ................. A criminal complaint filed in federal court raises the possibility that Dorner may have been assisted by "a known associate," identified only as "J.Y." The criminal complaint, filed late last week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, does not detail the exact relationship between J.Y. and Dorner, a former Navy Reserve lieutenant. But as part of a surveillance operation of the associate, investigators were watching...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Still Unnerves the Media

    02/12/2013 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Jack Cashill
    True to form, CNN, Reuters, and other media outlets used the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's retirement to dwell on ancient sex scandals, opposition to gay marriage, and a host of other things the media have never liked about a Pope who would not hew to whatever worldview the chattering classes embraced at the moment. "As a Catholic, I'm not buying this," tweeted hysterical chatterer, Piers Morgan, a "modern world" Catholic by his own lights. "Popes don't just quit because they're tired. What's going on here??" I am not sure I know either, but I am pleased to see the...
  • St. Petersburg mayor delays planned expansion of red-light cameras

    02/11/2013 9:45:04 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Mark Puente
    Two months after the City Council thought they voted to add more red-light cameras, Mayor Bill Foster slammed the brakes on the increase. Foster's announcement came at a council meeting Thursday after a frequent camera critic pointed out possible problems with the timing of yellow lights at intersections with cameras. Resident Matt Florell gave council members a report this week that showed that 1,645 drivers might have received improper citations because the yellow lights changed to red quicker than they should have in some intersections. Foster said he needs more time to examine the program because the cameras are generating...
  • Barack Obama and the forgotten Emmett Till

    02/12/2013 6:52:21 AM PST · by John David Powell · 5 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | John David Powell
    No presidency is complete without a constitutional crisis, real or imagined. Political critics claimed George W. Bush committed a string of high crimes and misdemeanors, from the Iraq war, to torture, to illegal wiretaps. Bill Clinton’s impeachment was not over his horn dogging, but his mendacities regarding said activities. Ronald Reagan traded arms for hostages. Richard Nixon resigned over his involvement in the Watergate cover up when he forgot the president is not above the law. And, really, doesn’t every constitutional crisis start with a president believing the Constitution is a list of suggestions best left for others to follow?...
  • The Resilient Conservative Majority (If Conservatives Outnumber Liberals, Why Do the Libs Succeed?)

    02/12/2013 6:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup had a poll recentlypublished a poll which shows that at the end of 2012, self-identified conservatives still outnumbered liberals in every state of the nation except for two -- Rhode Island has fewer conservatives (27.8%) than liberals (28.3% liberal), as does Massachusetts (28.3% to 30.5%). Gallup curiously does not play up the ideological gap. Instead, the February 1, 2013 article title given by Gallup was "Alabama, North Dakota, Wyoming Most Conservative States. Americans slightly less conservative, slightly more liberal[.]" This apparent interest in hiding the conservative advantage in America is pervasive; the Gallup Polls invariably have titles to news...
  • Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam: Governor Perry goes on a recruiting tour in California

    02/12/2013 6:45:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2013 | John Fund
    Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he spent a mere $24,000 on radio ads in California, urging firms there to move to Texas, with its “zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations, and fair legal system.” The ad goaded Governor Jerry Brown into telling reporters that Perry’s effort wasn’t news. “It’s not a burp,” he sneered. “It’s barely a fart.” But his insult generated dozens of stories about the differences between Texas and California, playing into Perry’s hands. He begins a four-day barnstorming tour of California today, touting Texas’s virtues to...
  • A ‘College-for-all’ policy is bad for students, bad for jobs

    02/12/2013 6:39:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/2013 | By Walt Gardner
    Evidence continues to mount that college is not for everyone, but the United States persists in the fiction that students are shortchanged without a four-year degree. The real losers in the final analysis are young people who are counseled to pursue a sheepskin when they have neither the interest nor ability. The downside of this policy is seen nationwide. For example, in California the new requirements have led to an increase in the high school dropout rate, as students became discouraged trying to pass academic courses necessary for admission to the state university systems. Yet these results were altogether predictable....
  • Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

    02/12/2013 6:37:22 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    Townhall tipsheet ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    He's gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their pay and apparently, doesn't trust them either. David Codrea over at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in President Obama's second inaugural parade recently were caring rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.
  • DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman

    02/12/2013 6:24:34 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 48 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | 11 February 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card has called gay marriage 'the end of democracy' – and some comics fans want him fired Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of...
  • The Newly Released “ObamaCare Survival Guide” Rockets to No. 2 Spot on NYT Bestseller List.

    02/12/2013 6:20:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 10,2013 | David Patten
    Full Title:The newly released “ObamaCare Survival Guide” has rocketed to the No. 2 spot on The New York Times’ bestseller list for advice-giving paperbacks. This remarkable ascendance comes just one week after the book first made The New York Times bestseller list. The first comprehensive and easy-to-read road map on the 2,700-page, the “ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare," has already made Amazon #1 bestseller status in multiple categories with more than 150,000 copies sold.
  • Ted Nugent to take on media orgy tonight and “dominate them”

    02/12/2013 6:18:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/13/2013 | The Right Scoop via The Mike Broomhead Show
    Ted Nugent talks about his soon-to-be appearance at the SOTU tonight and how he’s gonna take on the media tsunami and dominate them with facts. Yeah, he’s not that modest, but he’s right and it should be fun to watch:
  • Did Karl Rove really direct Reagan’s 1980 campaign in Texas?

    02/12/2013 6:16:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/13 | Wayne Slater
    Karl Rove has been working overtime trying to reassure the conservative wing of the GOP that some of his best friends are tea partyers. On Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show last week, Rove played up his credentials with the right by asserting that he headed Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign in Texas. As it turns out, not so much. In fact, as we reported in some detail in the book Bush’s Brain, Rove worked for George H.W. Bush against Reagan in the state’s 1980 primary. And others directly involved in the Reagan effort in the Lone Star State say Rove...
  • Letter to Senator Cruz on constitutional issues in federal gun control proposals

    02/12/2013 6:15:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 11 February, 2013 | David Kopel
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a hearing “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.” Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is Chair of the Subcommittee, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the Ranking Member. The Subcommittee has solicited letters from the public. My letter is below. —– Feb. 8, 2013 Dear Senator Cruz: I am submitting this letter for the Feb. 12, 2013, Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our...
  • Dr. Ben Carson On Criticizing Obamacare: "Somebody Has To Stand Up To The Bullies"

    02/12/2013 6:12:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 12, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    DR. BENJAMIN CARSON: There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that's not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.
  • Democratic House Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Caught in Deception with Reporters

    02/12/2013 6:11:44 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 10, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted a bit of deception Monday in an effort to criticize GOP rising star Marco Rubio ahead of his State of the Union rebuttal Tuesday night. But on this occasion, the press wasn’t falling for it. In a conference call Monday, Wasserman Schultz enlisted the help of Annette Capella, described by party officials as a “Medicare recipient from Florida,” to warn of the “extreme budget priorities,” they believe Rubio is likely to outline in his televised response to President Obama’s address. Capella gave a lengthy and unflattering statement about Rubio, a U.S. senator...
  • 7 years in prison over $2 (for having handgun)

    02/12/2013 6:06:31 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/12/12 | By JENNIFER FERMINO
    <p>Skipping out on a $2.25 subway fare cost this guy 10 years of his life.</p> <p>A Manhattan PATH rider was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison — and another 3 1/2 years’ parole — after cops stopped him for fare-beating and discovered an illegal handgun.</p>
  • Obama Caught Faking Oil Lease

    02/12/2013 5:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    conservative byte ^ | 2-11-13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • The most common pain killer ... is a killer

    02/12/2013 5:46:24 AM PST · by wesagain · 51 replies
    Take a close look through your medicine cabinet. First look for all the obvious Tylenol medications – Tylenol, Tylenol PM, Tylenol Cough and Cold, acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol), etc. Next, look for any prescription pain medications you may have such as Lortab or Hydrocodone/APAP – the APAP means Tylenol has been added. Check cold medications – Nyquil, Alka-Seltzer Plus, St. Joseph Aspirin Free and Zicam, etc. Any drug that has APAP, cet, or acetam as part of the name probably contains Tylenol. Notice how many of your medications contain acetaminophen/Tylenol. This hunt is not just an academic exercise....
  • Pack a gun, go to prison (semi-barf alert)

    02/12/2013 5:39:52 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12 feb 2012
    Illinois and Chicago have many laws concerning the sale, ownership, use and transport of firearms. But they are widely flouted by criminals who regard their weapons as essential tools of business. Illegal guns, often brought from states with looser laws, are easy to obtain through straw purchasers and other black-market suppliers. Many of those guns end up being used in crime, often with fatal results. Gun crime is concentrated among a subset of violent thugs who have serious criminal records. The challenge for law enforcement is how to identify and incapacitate these dangerous people to eliminate the threat they pose....
  • Key Questions on Chuck Hagel Go Unanswered

    02/12/2013 5:39:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 12, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, plans to proceed on Tuesday with a committee vote on the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as the next Secretary of Defense. Senator Levin has brushed aside objections from at least 25 Senate Republicans that a vote is premature until Hagel releases more information about whether the entities he has been affiliated with since leaving the Senate in 2009 have received money from foreign groups or governments. “The committee cannot have two different sets of financial disclosure standards for nominees, one for Senator Hagel and one...
  • Boy Scouts Say Gay Debate Was Ignited by a Leak

    02/12/2013 5:30:47 AM PST · by libstripper · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2013 | KIRK JOHNSON
    A leak from inside the Boy Scouts of America last month about discussions on possibly ending the group’s national ban on gay members changed the debate itself by creating an impression that change was imminent, according to scouting officials and taped comments from a meeting of scouting’s executive board obtained by The New York Times. Those apparently false expectations were dashed days later when the board, under intense scrutiny it had never intended, deferred action. The proposed shift in policy has been portrayed in news accounts mostly as a kind of trial balloon, floated to gauge sentiment about where scouting...
  • Brazeau expected to join exclusive group of shunned Senators

    02/12/2013 5:23:22 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 1 replies
    National Post ^ | February 11, 2013 | Stephanie Levitz
    Sen. Patrick Brazeau has already made history for being one of the youngest people ever appointed to the upper chamber. If the Senate agrees Tuesday to force him to take a leave of absence, he’ll make history again in joining another exclusive club: senators who have been shunned by their peers. No one who’s been forced to take a break from the Senate has ended up being expelled; those who have come close usually pre-empt that step by resigning first. That could be little more than an attempt to save face and the procedural bother of kicking them out, but...
  • New owner of Tiller clinic: 'Abortion is about motherhood'

    02/12/2013 3:55:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/11/2013 | Ben Johnson
    WICHITA, KS, February 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The woman trying to reopen George Tiller's abortion clinic has claimed that women who choose abortion are motivated by feelings of motherhood in a new interview with a left-wing magazine. “Abortion is about motherhood,” said Julie Burkhart, who hopes to open South Wind Women’s Center on the same grounds as Tiller's late-term abortion facility, in an interview with Mother Jones. Julie Burkhart hopes to take up where George Tiller left off. She said “abortion care” is “about motherhood, because by and large women coming in to have abortions are concerned about the kind...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 12, 2013

    02/12/2013 2:44:45 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Fox News Poll: Voters split on top immigration priority

    02/12/2013 1:10:09 AM PST · by Grandma Conservative · 11 replies
    American voters are still divided over the top priority in dealing with the issue of illegal immigration. While 43 percent say it’s securing the border, almost as many -- 41 percent -- think it’s more important to deal with illegal immigrants already in the country, according to a Fox News poll released Monday. Views today are virtually unchanged from two years ago. At that time, 43 percent of voters said secure the border first, while 42 percent said focus on undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. (March 2011). Despite illegal immigration being a hot topic in Washington, it is not...
  • Thirty minutes to choose your fighter jet: how the Shah of Iran chose the F-14 Tomcat over the F-15

    02/11/2013 11:44:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | February 11, 2013 | Dario Leone
    Thirty minutes to choose your fighter jet: how the Shah of Iran chose the F-14 Tomcat over the F-15 Eagle February 11, 2013 Despite all the skepticism about the actual airworthiness of Iran’s new stealth fighter “Qaher 313″, one thing is certain: Iran is still flying the iconic Grumman F-14. More than 6 years after its last flight with the U.S. Navy, the Tomcat is still in service in a small number of examples with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), to such an extent, Iran has recently tested a brand new air-to-air missile dubbed “Fakour”, for the...
  • LAPD "Crippled" by Dorner Search, Limited in Response to Other Crimes

    02/11/2013 11:40:55 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 38 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | February 11, 2013 | Gordon Tokumatsu and John Simerson
    Chief Beck said the ongoing pursuit for Christopher Dorner is a strain on police resources The manhunt for fugitive former LAPD officer and suspected murderer Christopher Dorner has taken a toll on Southern California police departments. Hundreds of officers are working on the Dorner case, not just responding to every credible sighting, but also protecting at least 50 families connected to the angry manifesto Dorner allegedly wrote, saying he would kill police. The response on Sunday at a Lowe's store in Northridge was massive, but the report that Dorner was there was later found to be false -- like many...
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US...

    02/11/2013 11:24:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 107 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 2/12/13
    The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at...
  • SOTU Responses A 2016 Primary Preview [Rubio vs. Rand Paul]

    02/11/2013 11:13:42 PM PST · by zeestephen · 27 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10 February 2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response. No one should doubt that Tuesday night is the unofficial start to the 2016 GOP race.
  • Jewish Leaders Praise Pope Benedict Following Retirement Announcement

    02/11/2013 10:59:00 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    algemeiner ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 10:43 | Zach Pontz
    Jewish Leaders Praise Pope Benedict Following Retirement Announcement FEBRUARY 11, 2013 10:43 Zach Pontz Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement Monday that he is planning to retire on February 28th, the first time a sitting pope will have stepped aside since the 14th century, has elicited reaction from several Jewish leaders around the world. Monday, Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger praised his inter-religious outreach and current relations between Israel and the Vatican. “During his period (as pope) there were the best relations ever between the church and the chief rabbinate and we hope that this trend will continue,” a spokesman quoted Metzger...
  • 'Overexposed' Andrew Sullivan should not throw stones at the Pope

    02/11/2013 10:53:09 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Spero News ^ | Tuesday, February 05, 2013 | William Donohue
    'Overexposed' Andrew Sullivan should not throw stones at the Pope Tuesday, February 05, 2013 By William Donohue Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan said Pope Benedict XVI “enabled and abetted the rape of children.” Today, with regard to the revelations of old cases of priestly sexual abuse in Los Angeles, he asks, “How much did the Pope know? And who did he allow to rape and rape again.” Sullivan may not know anything about rape, but he sure knows about prostitution and lethal sex acts. In 2001, he was outed for selling his body on the Internet (click here). Hiding under the name...
  • KARL ROVE IS NOT THE SOLUTION

    02/11/2013 10:53:08 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Cure Socialism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
                Karl Rove should aim his artillery out there at liberals, not point his guns inside the fort.  Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads” Super-PAC announced plans to attack challengers to establishment GOP incumbents.   Yet Karl Rove’s strategies in the Bush Administration cost Republicans Congress in 2006 and probably the Presidency in 2008.                 Ironically, American Crossroads also just released a brilliant pre-emptive campaign adagainst Ashley Judd.  Judd is considering using her celebrity to run as a Democrat challenger to Mitch McConnell.  GOP insiders do know how to fight the good fight against Democrats.  The contrast reveals the missed opportunities of...
  • North Korea conducts nuclear test: South Korea defense ministry

    02/11/2013 10:39:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1 hour 35 minutes ago | REUTERS
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicentre of the seismic activity, which was only one km below the Earth's surface, was close to the North's known nuclear test site. "We've been informed by the South Koreans that there's been a (North Korean) nuclear test," a U.N. Security Council diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity. An international nuclear test monitoring agency said the location of the seismic event was "roughly congruent with" 2006 and 2008 tests...
  • N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success"(translation)

    02/11/2013 10:34:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/12
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success" (Seoul, Yonhap News) Noh Jae-hyun N. Korea's (state news agency) KCNA reported that it successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test. It reported, "Our defense science sector successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 at the underground test site in the northern part of the country. Unlike previous tests, a smaller and lighter bomb with bigger yield was used. The test was done at the high level of safety and perfection. It was confirmed that the test did not have any negative impact...
  • Call Illinois State Senators by 2/14/13 - Vote No on Homosexual Marriage Bill SB 0110

    02/11/2013 9:58:59 PM PST · by Steelers6
    Illinois General Assembly ^ | February 11, 2013 | Steelers6
    98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY State of Illinois 2013 and 2014 SB0110 Introduced 1/23/2013, by Sen. Heather A. Steans SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED: See Index Creates the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Contains provisions regarding legislative purpose, rules of construction, and severability. Provides that: all laws of this State applicable to marriage apply equally to marriages of same-sex and different-sex couples and their children; parties to a marriage and their children, regardless of whether the marriage is of a same-sex or different-sex couple, have the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities under law; parties to a marriage are included in any definition or...
  • And Your Little Dog, Too (It’s time to control the government’s guns)

    02/11/2013 9:28:25 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-11-2013 | Deroy Murdock - Commentary
    February 11, 2013 And Your Little Dog, Too By Deroy Murdock As Washington politicians aim to restrict the Second Amendment, they should look in the mirror. The time to control government’s guns is now. Overarmed federal officials increasingly employ military tactics as a first resort in routine law enforcement. From food-safety cases to mundane financial matters, battle-ready public employees are turning America into the United States of SWAT.FBI agents and U.S. marshals understandably are well fortified, given their frequent run-ins with ruthless bad guys. However — as my old friend and fellow columnist Quin Hillyer notes — armed officers, if...
  • Kerry Took More Security on Trip to Arlington, Va., Than State Dept. Posted in Benghazi

    02/11/2013 9:27:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Secretary of State John Kerry took a larger detail of security agents 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 deployed to its compound in Benghazi, Libya, in the days leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks.
  • Explosive power makes silicone robot jump

    02/11/2013 9:12:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Nature News ^ | 08 February 2013 | Katharine Sanderson
    Simple chemical reaction powers robot to make lofty leaps. Kaboom! Controlled explosions in the legs of this silicone 'soft robot' make it leap higher than 30 times its own height. Researchers led by George Whitesides, a chemist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have engineered a three-legged silicone device that is powered by combustion — previously used only in hard systems such as diesel engines. The soft robot has in each of its legs a channel with a soft valve at the end. Methane and oxygen gases are fed into this channel in a ratio of one part methane to...
  • Seismic Activity Reported in North Korea

    02/11/2013 7:28:44 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 108 replies
    Uh-oh. RT @W7VOA: Seismic activity detected in #DPRK... believed to be "man-made" per various #ROK sources.
  • Arizona Gov. Brewer Refuses to Back Down on Denial of Licenses to Illegals

    02/11/2013 8:42:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-12-2013 | John Hill
    "Take your DACA and shove it!" - by John HillStand With Arizona Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she won't change her mind and allow illegal aliens granted administrative amnesty by President Barack Obama to get driver's licenses. And a court ruling last week has strengthened her case in doing so. Brewer's comments Monday came after she was asked if she would change her mind following a January "clarification" by the Department of Homeland Security. That memo says illegal aliens granted "deferred action'' status ("Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", or DACA) are "legally in the country". Brewer says that didn't impress her...