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  • Marco Rubio 2013 State of the Union GOP Response (English Version)

    02/12/2013 9:02:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | TheNewYorkTimesTheNewYorkTimes
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  • State of the Union reaction: Media gives Obama thumbs up

    02/12/2013 9:00:49 PM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    President Barack Obama delivered an “effective” State of the Union address that took an emotional turn at the end with the emphasis on gun violence, members of the media said after his speech on Tuesday. CBS’s Bob Schieffer called the speech much “better” than Obama’s inaugural address, which he said had come across as a “partisan lecture.” “I mean, the president’s inaugural address had sort of a partisan lecture tone about it,” Schieffer said after Obama wrapped. “This was a political speech, but it was well-written, it had a beginning, a middle and an end.”
  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of agents shot in Mexico

    02/12/2013 8:57:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 11:44 PM EST | Christopher Sherman
    The family of a U.S. agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived the attack on Tuesday sued the government and nearly two-dozen other defendants. The federal lawsuit arises from the Feb. 15, 2011, attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila. They were attacked in their armored sport-utility vehicle near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, shortly after picking up some equipment from another agent. Zapata died and Avila was seriously wounded. … On Feb. 15, 2011, Zapata and Avila drove from Mexico City to San Luis Potosi to...
  • Pope resigns: Peter Turkson reveals vision for the Church and 'alternative lifestyles'

    02/12/2013 8:44:53 PM PST · by plain talk · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-12-2013 | Malcolm Moore
    Cardinal Peter Turkson, a 64-year-old Ghanaian prelate, is the bookmaker's early favourite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. He told The Daily Telegraph Tuesday that his biggest challenge, should he be elected, would be to maintain an orthodox Catholic doctrine while "at the same time knowing how to apply it so that you do not become irrelevant in a world that has continuous changes". Cardinal Turkson, who holds one of the most important jobs in the Roman Curia and has been repeatedly promoted by Pope Benedict, was quick to take a conservative line on gay marriage and other "alternative lifestyles". "We...
  • (21st Century Gomorrah) D.C. Ranked First in Extra-Marital Affairs – For Second Time in a Row

    02/12/2013 8:34:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 11, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – For the second time in two years, Washington, D.C., has been ranked the number one city for cheaters. According to AshleyMadison.com, a web site that bills itself as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters,” the nation’s capital was at the top of the list of America’s Least Faithful Cities with 34,157 sign-ups – more sign-ups per capita in 2012. “With enormous public attention paid to political cheating scandals this year, including the Gen. Petraeus affair, there was no doubt that Washington residents would be influenced. Living in DC it’s crucial to keep up appearances and...
  • (Dictator) Obama says he will use executive action on climate if needed

    02/12/2013 7:57:34 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/12/2013 | staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States needed to do more to fight climate change and told Congress he would do so by executive action if it failed to pursue a market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago," Obama said, according to the text of his address provided by the White House.
  • Homeland Security Prepares Budget Cuts ... Up to 1,000 Furloughs at Secret Service

    02/12/2013 7:54:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | February 11, 2013 | Sara Carter
    Homeland prepares budget cuts, up to 1,000 furloughs at Secret Service • As many as 1,000 Secret Service agents, officers and workers could be furloughed as Homeland Security prepares for sequestration Bracing for the possibility of budget sequestration next month, the Homeland Security Department is making plans to furlough as many as 1,000 Secret Service agents, officers and others employees, officials say. Homeland Security issued its first agency-wide memorandum late last week preparing for sequestration, the sweeping automatic budget cuts set to take effect as early as March 1 under a prior deal between the White House and Congress to...
  • Conservatives Should Take the Lead Against Government Injustice

    02/12/2013 6:47:27 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10 Feb 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you think a twenty-something ought to be tossed in federal prison for 35 years because he tried to download some musty academic journal articles without permission, you are a lot things, but a conservative is not one of them. You might be relieved to know that Aaron Swartz, one of the internet geniuses behind RSS and Reddit.com, will not be imprisoned for a third of a century. Unfortunately, that’s because the fragile young man hanged himself after the United States attorney prosecuting the case generously offered him the alternative of pleading guilty to a felony, paying a crippling fine...
  • Terence Corcoran: The price of Keystone may be a carbon tax

    02/12/2013 6:33:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Terence Corcoran
    Tune in Tuesday night to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. As the president speaks, he will be alert to the chorus of Hollywood stars, environmental activists, editorial writers and industry leaders who are pushing for him to make the biggest climate-change decision he can possibly make: Impose a carbon tax.
  • Tierrasanta Teacher Arrested for Gun on Campus (San Diego)

    02/12/2013 6:42:36 PM PST · by mfccinsd · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 2/12/2013 | By Brandi Powell, Steven Luke, Lauren Steussy and R. Stickney
    A Tierrasanta teacher arrested for having a loaded gun on campus once told students that he had the gun to protect the school according to one student. Farb Middle School teacher Ned Walker, 41, was arrested Monday in the school's parking lot for having a .380 loaded semi-automatic handgun with a 7-round magazine as well as a 2.5 inch locking blade knife in his car. After the school's staff told the vice principal that Walker may be storing ammunition on campus, she contacted school police, according to district spokesperson Jack Brandais. “A search of the two cabinets revealed no ammunition...
  • Jay Carney Admits Sequester was the President's idea

    02/12/2013 6:36:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | GOPHRapidResponse·
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  • Democrats Bring Illegal Aliens as ‘Guests’ to ‘State of the Union’ Speech

    02/12/2013 6:34:12 PM PST · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-12-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who has said “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.”- by John HillStand With ArizonaWell it looks like crime does pay after all. At least 5 Democrats, including First Lady Michelle Obama, are bringing illegal aliens as guests to the State of the Union on Tuesday night - this despite a U.S. House rule requiring guests to provide their Social Security numbersBut a spokeswoman with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency declined to comment about whether the agency approves of this occurring at the Capitol, where Obama is set to give his annual...
  • Cabin In Dorner Barricade Situation Engulfed In Flames (FBI Hostage Roasting Team?)

    02/12/2013 6:08:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | ebruary 12, 2013
    SEVEN OAKS (CBSLA.com) —  The cabin quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner is believed to be holed up in is now fully engulfed in flames, according to CBS2′s Carter Evans, who also reported that tear gas was fired into the house before the fire broke out.A shot was also fired around that time, and sources tell CBS2′s Juan Fernandez that tracks were found leading to a horse corral, which may mean Dorner was able to escape.LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith Tuesday urged Dorner to turn himself in as a gun battle and barricade situation raged on in San Bernardino County.“Enough is enough. It’s time...
  • Sebelius: Healthcare ´getting stronger´

    02/12/2013 6:06:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Innovations in care delivery and President Obama´s signature health law are transforming American medicine for the better, the top U.S. health official said Tuesday. In wide-ranging remarks to a medical conference in Washington, D.C., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius thanked physicians for tolerating the challenges of a changing U.S. healthcare system. "I understand that the change is not easy," Sebelius told members of the American Medical Association. "As we transition into an era of integrated, patient-centered care, it´s inevitable that there will be some growing pains.
  • Colorado County Resolves to Up Hold the 2nd Amendment

    02/12/2013 5:58:58 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 4 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Colorado – -(Ammoland.com)- Mesa County Colorado has passed a far sweeping resolution concerning protecting and following and supporting the 2nd amendment of the United States. MESA COUNTY RESOLUTION NO. MCM 2013-009 A RESOLUTION TO PRESERVE AND DEFEND THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MESA COUNTY, COLORADO WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”; and WHEREAS, the...
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $22k to go!! We can do this!! [FReepathon thread XX]

    02/12/2013 5:54:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 509 replies
    Making progress!! Still lagging a bit behind the pace from last quarter, but we're getting there. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can end this thing soon. If we can raise a minimum of 10% per week, we can be done within the next three weeks!! We can do this!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by like-minded liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it and think it's a worthwhile endeavor to support. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the defense Liberty. Free Republic stands for God and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-12-13

    02/12/2013 5:52:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-12-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • White House: Republicans are unpatriotic

    02/12/2013 5:38:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 2/12/13 | Joel Gehrke
    How’s this for a State of the Union primer: Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s closest adviser, attributed the gridlock and struggles of the last four years to a lack of patriotism among congressional Republicans. “The president has always reached out, he’s always looked for balanced solutions,” Jarrett said today on Morning Joe. “I think part of our frustration in the first four years is oftentimes seeing Republicans put their short term political interests ahead of what’s in the best interest of the country.” National Journal’s Ron Fournier reported that the White House was “stung by the coverage of the inaugural address”...
  • Medal of Honor winner Clint Romesha declines State of the Union invite from Michelle Obama

    02/12/2013 5:36:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Just a day after receiving the Medal of Honor by the president of the United States, former Army staff sergeant Clinton Romesha has declined an invite by the first lady to be her guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. He said that after some soul searching he decided he’d rather spend the evening with friends from his former unit, his wife Tammy — with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday — and their families, CNN reports.
  • Obama Meets the Press—for Lunch [Cult Worship By the Networks Continues]

    02/12/2013 5:25:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama had lunch today with members of the press. But we likely won't find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record. "The anchors of all three broadcast evening newscasts -- NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Scott Pelley -- will be in attendance," Huffington Post reported today. Former aides to Democratic politicians who are now working as journalists were scheduled to be in attendance, too. "Some cable hosts will also be on hand, including MSNBC's Chris Matthews. George Stephanopoulos, co-host of ABC's 'Good Morning America,' is attending." The lunch is an annual...
  • Sandy victims to Rep. Pallone: flood insurance payouts delayed, less than expected

    02/12/2013 5:22:57 PM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    After months of waiting, the letter finally arrived last week from Scott McQuarrie’s flood insurance company. Attached to it, he said, was a check for $76,000. That’s the money McQuarrie said he’s getting to rebuild his Union Beach home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. It was less than the $125,000 estimate a contractor gave him to restore everything to the way it once was. And it was far less than the $250,000 limit he said he had on his flood insurance policy. McQuarrie, a 45-year-old backhoe operator and married father of one, was apoplectic today as he related his experience to...
  • Reporter Carter Evans Trapped In Middle Of Dorner Gunfight

    02/12/2013 5:07:44 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 33 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2-12-13 | Staff
    Reporter Carter Evans became trapped as officers began exchanging gunfire with fugitive Christopher Dorner.
  • Boeing Dreamliner battery fire hot enough to melt fuselage, tests show

    02/12/2013 4:58:37 PM PST · by rawhide · 31 replies
    mcclatchchy.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Curtis Tate
    A fire that broke out last week in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner could have been hot enough to melt the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic that makes up the plane’s shell, according to the results of tests the Federal Aviation Administration performed last year. In the FAA tests, which the agency performed at its site in Atlantic City a year after it certified the Dreamliner, the temperature of the battery fires reached as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The plane’s polymer skin melts at 649 degrees, according to its manufacturer, Victrex Energy of West Conshohocken, Pa. It also burns at high temperatures....
  • Christopher Dorner shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources say

    02/12/2013 4:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12, 2013
    One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources. Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known. The afternoon gun battle in which hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly...
  • LENR-Cars Startup. Funded by the founder of Logitech

    02/12/2013 4:44:58 PM PST · by Kevmo · 38 replies
    AGEFI Geneva ^ | 05-02-2013, 21:29 | Yoann Schenker
    AGEFI Geneva: Chauvin/LENR-Cars presented. Funded by the founder of Logitech Thread: AGEFI Geneva: Chauvin/LENR-Cars presented. Funded by the founder of Logitech 05-02-2013, 21:29#1 AlainCo Administrator -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join Date: Mar 2012Location: VILLEJUIF, FRANCEPosts: 2,045 AGEFI Geneva: Chauvin/LENR-Cars presented. Funded by the founder of Logitech an incredibly positive (in french) article in the AGEFI, 'the dayly newpaper of economic and financial agency in Geneva' : http://www.agefi.com/une/detail/arch...ectriques.html (in googlish) http://www.agefi.com/une/detail/archive/2013/february/artikel/lenr-cars-la-start-up-lausannoise-developpe-une-nouvelle-generation-de-moteurs-electriques.html (version francaise de cet article) Applied nuclear fusion Lenr cars.The start-up develops Lausanne a new generation of electric motors. "The technology we are developing will allow a car to travel 40,000 kilometers on...
  • Support for Dorner Troubling (Dennis Prager)

    02/12/2013 4:35:26 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 12, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Just when you thought you’ve seen it all with the Sandy Hook murders of a classroom full of children, America experiences another new low: A man named Christopher Dorner murders (as of this writing) three innocent people in order to air personal grievances. And his grievances are given serious attention by the national media, not to mention left-wing websites. To better understand this, imagine the outcry if, let us say, a white student who was certain that he was denied admission to a prestigious university because of affirmative action, murdered a university official and the daughter of the dean of...
  • #TeamDorner cretins root for Dorner to kill more police officers during gunfight

    02/12/2013 4:33:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    Horrifying. It has come to this: People are so morally bankrupt that they not only praise a suspected cop-killer, but they root for him to kill more people.
  • Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/13 | Nicole Lafond
    Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam. Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
  • Women of The Wall, Silverman's Sister Arrested at Kotel

    02/12/2013 4:02:58 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 32 replies
    Ten women participating in a women's prayer service at the Western Wall were arrested for wearing prayer shawls. Among those arrested Monday morning as they prayed with hundreds of worshipers and supporters were Israeli-American Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of the comedian Sarah Silverman, and her 17-year-old daughter, Hallel Abramovitz; Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of the Women of the Wall, who has been arrested several times in recent months; and two U.S. rabbis, Debra Cantor of B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, Conn., and Robin Fryer Bodzin of the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in New York City. The women had gathered at the...
  • 'Femen' activists go topless [in Paris's Notre Dame] to hail pope's resignation

    02/12/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2/12/2013 | n/a
    Eight feminists flashed their breasts in the heart of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation announcement. The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar. "Pope no more!" they cried. "No more homophobe" and "Bye bye Benedict!" Scandalised visitors voiced their disapproval. "This is a sacred place, you can't strip here," said a Frenchwoman....
  • Coldcock cop: I thought I was swiping a Corona

    02/12/2013 3:48:14 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 12, 2013 | Joseph A. Slobodzian
    Even former Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey called the video "disturbing." The video of him swinging at and decking a woman at a Fairhill street party after last year's Puerto Rican Day parade was enough to end his decorated 19-year police career and get him charged with simple assault. But after a three-hour nonjury trial Tuesday, in which Josey testified that he accidentally hit Aida Guzman while trying to knock a beer bottle from her hand, a troubled-looking Municipal Court Judge Patrick F. Dugan seemed uncertain. Saying he "needed more time to digest this," Dugan said he would announce his...
  • Live Thread: State of the Union 2013 Speeches by Obama, Rubio, Paul - Tea Party 9:00 P.M. EST

    02/12/2013 3:44:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 613 replies
    Live video via C-SPAN ^ | Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2013
    Barack Obama speaks at 9 p.m. EST. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gives the GOP response after Obama speaks. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gives the Tea Party Express response around 10 p.m.Sen. Paul's speech can be seen live on the Tea Party Express website.
  • Anonymous threatens to take down State of the Union livestream (teleprompter hacked?)

    02/12/2013 3:44:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/12/13 | Devin Coldewey
    According to a threat posted on Anonymous information website Anon Relations.net, the loosely banded hacker collective will attempt to disrupt the State of the Union address Tuesday by preventing it from being broadcast online. **SNIP** The AnonRelations.net post cites a litany of offenses as motive for the threatened attack, from "tyrannical" legislation to the treatment of Internet heroes like Aaron Swartz and Bradley Manning. It goes on to state that hackers will "form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet," although onlookers may be skeptical of the group's ability to do this. A recent campaign against Israel during...
  • Obama: State of the Union 2013 ideas won’t add deficit (Obama's the biggest liar in US History)

    02/12/2013 3:42:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/12/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will pledge that the new proposals in his State of the Union address Tuesday — aimed at boosting still-struggling middle class Americans — will not expand the deficit. “Nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime,” Obama will say, according to advance excerpts of the speech provided by the White House, which offered no details of the proposals. “It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.” The White House has previously said the speech will include new initiatives in manufacturing, infrastructure, education...
  • Top Pentagon Brass Lay Out Details of Sequestration Nightmare

    02/12/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Charles S. Clark
    With less than three weeks to go before automatic governmentwide budget cuts, the entire leadership team at the Pentagon on Tuesday implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to cancel sequestration and adjust the continuing resolution set to run out March 27. In an emotional hearing that prompted lawmakers to criticize their own and blast President Obama’s leadership, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top civilian officials laid out details of the harm across-the-board budget cuts would inflict on the nation’s military readiness and long-term effectiveness. “Military readiness is in jeopardy due to the convergence of unprecedented budget...
  • Hospices Reveal Obamacare’s Impact

    02/12/2013 3:21:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 2/12/13 | Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger
    Two hospice care centers are struggling to make ends meet, and Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare are to blame. Hospices—health care facilities for the terminally ill—along with other Medicare providers are facing Medicare pay cuts. Of the $716 billion in payment reductions, hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment cut from 2013 to 2022. Now, contrary to all of the misleading claims, this effect is already beginning. San Diego Hospice recently laid off 260 workers, closed a 24-bed hospital, and has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. San Diego Hospice’s financial condition is attributed mainly to reduced Medicare reimbursement,...
  • GOP vs. the generals all over again

    02/12/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
    <p>The nation’s top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.</p>
  • Hoyer: "The Country Has A Paying For Problem," Not A Spending Problem

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-12-2013
    (snip) REP. STENY HOYER (D-MD), HOUSE MINORITY WHIP: Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem. We haven't paid for what we bought, we haven't paid for our tax cuts, we haven't paid for war.
  • Rubio gives Obama a 2nd Amendment gut check

    02/12/2013 3:15:41 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2013 | John Hayward
    Senator Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News show to discuss gun control. Toward the end of the segment, he made a very aggressive statement about the Left’s view of the Second Amendment. “I think that the President is not a believer in the Second Amendment, although he states that he is,” said Rubio. ... If he doesn’t want it in the Constitution or he wants to reform the Second Amendment, then have the guts to admit that.” Rubio’s “gut check” illuminates several facets of the gun control debate... First and foremost, progressives never have the “guts” to explain their ultimate...
  • Australian suspected of Mossad links dies in Israeli jail

    02/12/2013 3:01:04 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 12 Feb 2013 | Trevor Bormann
    Evidence has been unearthed that strongly suggests Israel's infamous Prisoner X, who was jailed under extraordinary circumstances in 2010, was an Australian national from Melbourne. Investigations by the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program have revealed Ben Zygier, who used the name Ben Alon in Israel, was found hanged in a high-security cell at a prison near Tel Aviv in late 2010. His body was flown to Melbourne for burial a week later. The death goes part of the way to explain the existence in Israel of a so-called Prisoner X, widely speculated in local and international media as an inmate whose...
  • Barbour Goes to War with the Club for Growth [joins TokyoRove]

    02/12/2013 2:35:46 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2013 | Robert Costa
    Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, one of the most influential players in the Republican party, is privately battling the Club for Growth. Last week, at a closed-door retreat in northern Virginia, Barbour told a large gathering of congressional staffers, including several leadership aides, that party officials should discourage donors from funding the high-profile conservative group. Insiders say Barbour’s comments came during a question-and-answer session at the Ripon Society’s annual symposium, which was held at Mount Vernon, the home of former president George Washington. Sources say Barbour was asked about the group’s growing influence, and then he urged the aides and...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, February-12-2013

    02/12/2013 2:34:14 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 13 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

    02/12/2013 2:27:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 11, 2013 | NA
    A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. In a study published in the January issue of the journal Immunity, the researchers describe the novel antiviral property of the protein, cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H), an enzyme that converts cholesterol to an oxysterol called 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), which can permeate a cell's wall and block a virus from getting in....
  • Another Federal Government Takeover: Common Core Curriculum

    02/12/2013 2:17:16 PM PST · by kanooga · 6 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | James Bailey
    In recent years, the federal government has succeeded in expanding their control over health care, financial markets, the auto industry, the coal industry, and more. Now they have gained greater control over our nation’s public school systems with a program that one Georgia lawmaker calls “No Child Left Behind on steroids.”
  • HAGEL APPROVED AS PENTAGON CHIEF BY U.S. SENATE PANEL, CLEARS HURDLE TOWARD CONFIRMATION....

    02/12/2013 2:17:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/12/13 | Twitter
    HAGEL APPROVED AS PENTAGON CHIEF BY U.S. SENATE PANEL, CLEARS HURDLE TOWARD CONFIRMATION AS DEFENSE SECRETARY #BREAKING
  • 2 Deputies Shot In Standoff, Search For Christopher Dorner (Shootout over, Rambro dead?)

    02/12/2013 2:10:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 157 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2/12/13 | CBS LA
    Two San Bernardino County SheriffÂ’s deputies have been shot while pursuing a carjacking and home-invasion suspect in the Angelus Oaks area of Big Bear. A law enforcement source confirms to the Associated Press that the assailant is triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed in engaging in gunfire with authorities. Repeated gunshots could be heard on Glass Road west of 7 Oaks just after 1:30 p.m. and officials requested an armored vehicle to help remove several injured deputies from the scene. A SWAT team was also called in to set up a perimeter of the area....
  • Democrats bringing illegals to State of the Union

    02/12/2013 2:01:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 2-12-2013 | Laura Byrne
    February 12, 2013 Democrats bringing illegals to State of the Union by Laura Byrne Illegal immigrants are rumored to be at the top of the guest list for the State of the Union tonight. One illegal immigrant is even reportedly being escorted by the First Lady herself.In addition to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Michelle Obama has invited 20-year-old Alan Aleman, an illegal immigrant from Nevada who hasn’t been deported because he came to the United States before he was 16 and is therefore protected under the Obama administration’s new deportation rules.And so far, four other Democrats have revealed they are...
  • Medal of Honor recipient declines invitation to State of the Union

    02/12/2013 1:54:34 PM PST · by Arthurio · 35 replies
    (CNN) -- The former Army staff sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama Monday is declining the first lady's invitation to be her guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address. Clint Romesha, who was awarded the prestigious medal for uncommon valor in Afghanistan, told CNN that he has decided to spend the evening with friends from his former unit, Black Knight Troop, 3-61 CAV, his wife Tammy -- with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday -- and their families.
  • Joe Scarborough to Wash Post: 'I don’t Expect to Be Cheering House Republicans Anytime Soon'

    02/12/2013 1:53:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    The Washington Post's Greg Sargent on Tuesday seemed shocked that Joe Scarborough, who he paints as the voice of moderation, agrees more with Democrats on deficit issues than Republicans. On the subject of fiscal problems and the debt, the MSNBC host told Sargent, "I don’t expect to be cheering House Republicans anytime soon." The left-leaning Post writer asked if, on deficit issues, Scarborough's "views are indeed more in line with Dems than with Republicans." The cable host replied, "yes." He then went on to attack Barack Obama from the left: "I don’t see the Democrats focusing seriously on Entitlements or...
  • The Venezuelan Train Crash

    02/12/2013 1:41:06 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11 Feb 2012 | Editorial
    Economics: Venezuela has devalued its currency, joining Iran, Argentina and others whose wars on math brought the same result. Some call this a "restorative." It's not. It's what happens when big government hits a wall. Venezuela's monster 47% devaluation from 4.3 to 6.3 bolivars to the dollar, reportedly ordered by President Hugo Chavez from his hospital bed in Cuba, marks the reckoning for his regime's big-spending ways in Venezuela's low-growth economy. It was about as predictable as a crash from a runaway train, given his mad-lunatic war on economics — his lethal combination of welfare spending, destruction of the private...