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  • A Dormant US Inflation Indicator Just Spiked, And It's Got Me Thinking Of Weimar And Zimbabwe

    02/13/2013 6:55:47 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-13-2013 | Sam Ro
    Art Cashin: A Dormant US Inflation Indicator Just Spiked, And It's Got Me Thinking Of Weimar And Zimbabwe Sam RoFebruary 13, 2013, 3:58 AM Veteran trader Art Cashin has been more concerned about the threat of inflation in the U.S. than most. In a recent interview with Eric King of King World News, he notes that the once dormant threat of inflation could be waking up. From King World News: ...That having been said, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis puts out what is called the ‘Monetary Stock.’ It is the ‘raw material’ of the money supply, and it...
  • PERMANENT CAMPAIGN: OBAMA SPEECH LAUNCHES 'ORGANIZING FOR ACTION' NATIONWIDE

    02/13/2013 6:51:47 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Joel B. Pollack
    As President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address, activists involved in his new non-profit advocacy group, Organizing for Action, gathered in local meetings around the country to watch and cheer him on. The new 501(c)4 organization, which is an offshoot of his re-election campaign, aims to support the president’s policies and to project the power of the White House beyond Washington into local communities and media. I joined a gathering in southern California, which rented out a local pub and tuned in on the big screen. The buildup to the event was almost as interesting as the...
  • Automatic budget cuts to happen: Senator McConnell

    02/13/2013 6:48:12 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Feb 13 | David Lawder
    The Senate's top Republican predicted on Tuesday that automatic spending cuts will take effect on March 1 as scheduled. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he did not expect some last-minute deal to materialize that would avert the cuts, known in budget jargon as a "sequester." "Read my lips: I'm not interested in an 11th-hour negotiation," McConnell told reporters. "It's pretty clear to me that the sequester's going to go into effect," McConnell said. "I have seen no evidence that the House plans to act on this matter before the end of the month." The across-the-board cuts were set in...
  • A New Law School Ranking Says The University Of Alabama Is Better Than Yale Or Harvard

    02/13/2013 6:46:11 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-13-2013 | Abby Rogers
    A New Law School Ranking Says The University Of Alabama Is Better Than Yale Or Harvard Abby RogersFebruary 13, 2013National Jurist has come out with a new law school ranking that completely disregards the criteria used by traditional ranking systems. Instead of looking at GPA or LSAT scores, National Jurist said its "goal was to provide an alternative ranking that was focused more on results and service, and that would provide legal education with admirable incentives." TaxProf Blog has a complete breakdown of National Jurist's ranking system, including how the magazine uses RateMyProfessors.com as a ranking tool: Post-Graduate Success: 50%...
  • Nigeria: Hardship Hits Nigerian Troops in Mali As Officers Solicit Food From Locals

    02/13/2013 6:45:49 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    All Africa ^ | 12 February 2013 | Nicholas Ibekwe
    The condition of Nigerian troops in Mali is quickly sliding from bad to worse as inadequate supply of provision is forcing the contingent to solicit food from locals, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report. According to a reliable defence source who asked not to be named, the Nigerian contingent solicits food and handouts under the guise of "courtesy calls" to community leaders in Mali. After one of such courtesy calls on Monday, the troops received a handout of a cow and 50 bags of rice from the Prefect of Tuban in Banamba region. "Our officers and men have resorted to begging...
  • Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water..

    02/13/2013 6:43:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water crisis ‘The Rainmaker’ actor gets down and dirty by pledging to hold off from using the bathroom until the problem is resolved. By Zayda Rivera / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:48 PM Matt Damon is on an extended bathroom break. "The Rainmaker" star declares he will not go No. 1 or 2 until everyone in this world has access to clean water and sanitation. "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everybody has...
  • From the Citi to the Caymans (Jack Lew rehabilitates what Obama once called a 'tax scam.')

    02/13/2013 6:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    No matter how Jack Lew performs at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, his nomination to be Treasury Secretary has already produced one big winner: the Cayman Islands. The Caribbean low-tax haven is getting a political rehabilitation thanks to Mr. Lew's participation in a Cayman-based fund he invested in while working at Citigroup C +0.16% from 2006-2008. For years Democrats have denounced the Caymans, which has no corporate income tax, as a refuge for tax cheats. In 2012 President Obama ripped Mitt Romney for investments based there. But now an Obama spokesman suggests that Mr. Lew's Caymans investment, a Citigroup...
  • Texas vs California: Who's messing with whose jobs?

    02/13/2013 6:38:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/13/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    Gov. Jerry Brown ought to cut his Texas brother, Rick Perry, a little slack. Texas Gov. Perry arrived in the Golden State this week trolling for California businesses he could poach and carry home with him in his saddlebags. His trip here comes on the heels of a Texas radio come-on, which aired statewide, and which Brown memorably dismissed as "barely a fart." But there are reasons why Perry's efforts deserve more serious scrutiny. One is that the campaign exposes an important shortcoming of Texas' job-development program: It focuses on using incentives to steal jobs from other states because it's...
  • Endgame: Susan Collins to vote yes on Hagel?

    02/13/2013 6:14:28 AM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    Major news from Major “Shirty Business” Garrett: Major Garrett ✔ @MajorCBS I am reliably informed Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will soon announce backing Chuck Hage. WH and Hagel backers believe they have 60 votes. Remember, to date, not a single Senate Democrat has said he/she will oppose Hagel. That’s 55 votes in the bank. Thad Cochran is 56 and Collins would be 57. Murkowski’s a safe bet in situations like this to err on the side of bipartisanship, so that’s 58. All O needs is two more to bust the filibuster and he’s got a variety of centrist Republicans who...
  • Obama Seeks 29 New Programs: ‘Nothing I’m Proposing Should Increase Deficit by Single Dime’

    02/13/2013 5:57:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Obama Seeks 29 New Programs: ‘Nothing I’m Proposing Should Increase Deficit by Single Dime’ February 13, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night that nothing he was proposing in the speech would “increase our deficit by a single dime.” He then proposed at least 29 new government programs. “Tonight, I’ll lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago,” said Obama. “Let me repeat: Nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our...
  • Thai Army Urges Curfew after Insurgents Attack Base (16 Muslim rebels dead)

    02/13/2013 5:56:56 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    VOA News ^ | February 13, 2013 | Daniel Schearf
    BANGKOK — The Thai military is urging people in its troubled south to stay indoors after soldiers repelled a large-scale attack on a base by scores of armed militants. At least 16 of the attackers were killed in one of the biggest death tolls in the nearly 10-year insurgency by Malay Muslims seeking autonomy from Buddhist Thailand. The Thai army says at least 60 heavily-armed insurgents, dressed in military-style fatigues, attacked a base early Wednesday in southern Narathiwat province. The military says it was tipped off to the planned attack, was ready and suffered no casualties in the exchange of...
  • President Obama Gets It: Fracking Is Awesome

    02/13/2013 5:56:43 AM PST · by thackney · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/12/2013 | Christopher Helman
    In his State of the Union address tonight President Obama said: “After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas, and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it. We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it.” Yes...
  • Retail sales growth pauses as higher taxes kick in

    02/13/2013 5:48:14 AM PST · by John W · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2013 | Reuters
    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending, suggesting a slowdown in the pace of consumer spending early in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent after an unrevised 0.5 percent rise in December. The modest gain, which was in line with economist's expectations, suggested that households were responding to the expiration of a two percent payroll tax cut on January 1. Taxes also went up for wealthy Americans.
  • Double-Voting for Obama

    02/13/2013 5:47:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    After publicly boasting that she voted twice for President Obama in November, a left-wing Ohio activist associated with a George Soros-funded group claims she did nothing wrong by double-voting. “There’s absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud,” said Melowese Richardson, a longtime Cincinnati poll worker and Democratic activist whose unlawfully cast ballot canceled out a lawful ballot and thereby deprived another citizen of his or her right to vote. Voter fraud, also known as vote fraud, election fraud, and electoral fraud, refers to the specific offenses of fraudulent voting, impersonation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery,...
  • Ex-Seal Announces GOP run for MA Senate Seat

    02/13/2013 5:44:40 AM PST · by SueRae · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2013 | Mike Flynn
    Former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez has announced his intention to run in the special election to fill the vacancy left by John Kerry. A private-equity investor, Gomez now has until the end of the month to collect the 10,000 signatures necessary to get on the ballot. If successful, we would face state Rep. Dan Winslow, a former Romney staffer, in the primary April 30th. “As I look at Washington," Gomez said in a public statement, "I see a lot of unproductive noise and bickering, and I see two parties attacking each other at all times over every issue. I see...
  • Lars Hedegaard, Defender of Freedom ... Mark Steyn

    02/13/2013 5:36:05 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 10 Feb 2013 | Mark Steyn
    A few days ago, a man tried to assassinate Lars Hedegaard in Copenhagen - an event Mark wrote about here and here, but about which the broader western media has been shamefully silent. Last summer, Mark had the honour of presenting Lars with a Defender of Freedom award at the European Parliament. Here is some of what Mark had to say: Thank you. I don't spend a lot of time in the European Parliament or in Brussels, and one of the few things that could persuade me to set foot here is the opportunity to say a word for the...
  • Scarborough SOTU Response Rips Obama's Failed Economic Record

    02/13/2013 5:33:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In just 58 seconds, Joe Scarborough has rendered an imagined response to last night's SOTU demolishing President Obama's failed economic record. Delivered on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough scalded PBO's pitiful performance on the economy. Highlights from the Hall of Shame: four million more Americans out of work today than when Barack Obama became President; average income down 5% since the end of the recession. View the video here.
  • Hagel will need 60 votes to get confirmed as defense secretary

    02/13/2013 5:29:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/13/2013 | Josh Rogin
    The Senate Armed Services Committee was set to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense Tuesday, but several Republican senators told The Cable they will insist he receive 60 votes on the Senate floor before he is confirmed. The committee debated the Hagel nomination in anticipation of a Tuesday afternoon vote that is expected to fall along party lines, with all committee Republicans voting against the nomination. After the committee acts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to call for a final floor vote on Thursday, just before the Senate goes on vacation. Several GOP...
  • Obama Peddles a Dangerous Fantasy About the Debt Crisis

    02/13/2013 5:24:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/12/2013 | IBD Staff
    Fiscal Policy: President Obama now says the deficit problem is all but fixed, so we can stop all this unpleasant talk about spending cuts and get on with government spending. Maybe this is good politics, but it's reckless policy. In the run-up to his State of the Union speech, Obama was running around telling everyone how we've already "cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion," and are now "more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists . .. say we need to stabilize our debt." Clearly Obama wants all the dreary talk of deficits off...
  • Buckley Rule — According to Bill, not Karl

    02/13/2013 5:16:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2013 | Neal Freeman
    The Buckley Rule has been much invoked in recent weeks, in this space and elsewhere, and on almost every occasion it has been both misquoted and misapplied. As one who was present at the formulation, I feel obliged to record the “originalist” intention. It was the winter of 1964 and the unresolved question at NR editorial meetings, week to week, was this: Whom should the magazine support for the Republican presidential nomination? To outsiders, the question would have seemed all but settled. Issue by issue, NR gave every appearance of being all in for Barry Goldwater. Heck, there were those...
  • Obama talks tough on climate & proposes ‘drilling for clean energy’ program

    02/13/2013 4:56:24 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    An emboldened, second-term President Obama on Tuesday made clear that if lawmakers don’t tackle climate change, he will do an end run around Congress and use his executive powers to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The commitment — delivered during Obama’s fourth State of the Union address — shed more light on how the president plans to make good on his inaugural vow to combat climate change as he showed he is willing to flex his muscle on the issue. “If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” Obama pledged. “I will direct my...
  • Marco Rubio explains water moment: 'God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human'

    02/13/2013 4:44:34 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 13, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “I mean I needed water, what am I going to do?” he said. “God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”
  • Shooting victim heads to DC [Exploited by Debbie Blabbermouth]

    02/13/2013 4:23:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    - View full site Shooting victim heads to DC February 12, 2013 04:46 PM EST A 17-year-old girl injured in a drive-by shooting prepared to head to Washington, D.C. with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for President Obama's State of the Union address. On April 17, 2012, Megan Hobson was injured in a drive-by shooting when her sister's car was riddled with bullets. "I laid across the back seat. With me laying across the back seat, I had been hit with an AK-47 rifle," she said. "The bullet penetrated through my hip. It went through the bumper, the trunk, and...
  • Obama Skeets the Truth

    02/13/2013 3:55:51 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rick Jensen
    "I do skeet shooting." Of course you do, Mr. President. "I do skeet shooting all the time." Which is why skeet shooters (not "doers" of skeet or "skeeters" as you call them) took a quick look at your photo and noted your aim is straight ahead, not upward where the clay target would be. They also noticed you're pictured using a gun designed for trap shooting, wearing dark sunglasses on a cloudy day, holding the gun incorrectly, your shoulder shows no reaction to what should be the gun's recoil, and a few other oddities. There's also the White House press...
  • Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War

    02/13/2013 3:55:58 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1.24.13 | Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
    Recently a video emerged in which pro-Assad militiamen can be seen beating and shooting a prisoner to death. What might seem remarkable is that the militiamen are insulting Islam in the process, mocking the takbir — that is, the cry of “Allahu akbar” — the Islamic conception of paradise for martyrs. In the first half of the video, one of the executioners — disparaging Muhammad — shouts, “F—k you and your prophet.” Later, another of them yells, “Damn your God.” It may come across as odd that pro-Assad militiamen would disparage the Islamic religion in such a crude manner, but...
  • Obama to Pope: 'I have appreciated our work together over these last four years'

    02/13/2013 3:44:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Ben Johnson
    Obama to Pope: 'I have appreciated our work together over these last four years' President Barack Obama has released a statement on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and, as usual, it's all about himself. In three spartan sentences, he manages to use the word “I” four times. The use of the first-person singular is Obama's own Holy Tradition, a hallmark of both his rhetoric and his governing style. His administration is a Magisterium of one. Nonetheless, one line is particularly galling: “Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our...
  • Marco Rubio’s speech did not send a thrill up Chris Matthew’s leg

    02/13/2013 3:13:57 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 13, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Matthews described the speech as “tinkertoy” and “juvenile,” “primitive,” and “something you would hear on the high school debating team.”
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 13, 2013

    02/13/2013 3:01:05 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
  • North Korea is a serious threat to U.S., says American Defence Secretary Panetta after secretive sta

    02/13/2013 1:17:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 23:09 EST, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:52 EST, 13 February 2013 Read more: http://ww | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A third nuclear test has been widely anticipated since DecemberSign North Korea is advancing its nuclear technology, say expertsSuggests country is closer to mounting a bomb on a missile'Greater explosive force' than the 2006 and 2009 tests North Korea a 'serious threat' to U.S., says Defence Secretary Leon Panetta World leaders condemned North Korea’s defiant nuclear test yesterday amid fears the Communist pariah state is developing a weapon that could strike the US.Outgoing US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said North Korea represented a ‘serious threat’,  adding: ‘We’ve got to be prepared to deal with that.’Even close ally China was...
  • Wildlife officials play surprise role in tracking down Dorner

    02/13/2013 12:42:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 69 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 12, 2013, 10:44 p.m. | By Julie Cart and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
    While law enforcement officials scoured the hillsides above Big Bear on Tuesday for murder suspect Christopher Dorner, wardens from California's Department of Fish and Wildlife were called in to patrol the rugged terrain of Highway 38. It was on that highway that the officers first encountered Dorner, engaging the former cop in a white-knuckle chase involving two commandeered vehicles. The pursuit culminated in what officials described as a wild shootout between Dorner and a state game warden.The actions by alert wildlife officers may have set in motion Dorner's last stand — in a snowbound cabin, surrounded by police. The cabin...
  • For Rubio, Defense Is the Preferred Offense

    02/12/2013 11:58:42 PM PST · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    FL Sen. Marco Rubio gave the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Now, delivering the opposing party response to a SOTU address is a very difficult task. The President speaks before the assembled chambers of Congress. The responder speaks to a camera in some unrecognized office. That said, the response does allow the opposing party to lay out a governing position for the American public. Unfortunately, Rubio used his time mostly to deflect attacks made by Obama. A prevent defense can work in sports, but rarely in politics.
  • Chris Kyle's Procession through Georgetown, TX

    02/12/2013 10:35:48 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/12/13 | BootCampaign
    The Boot Campaign set up in Georgetown, TX to say goodbye to our friend, Chris Kyle as his procession came from Midlothian, TX to Austin, TX. The procession was easily 10 miles long. What a great way to show your support. The amount of patriotism has really overwhelmed us!
  • Rand Paul Tea Party Response to State of the Union 2013

    02/12/2013 9:19:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Video at link
  • Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

    02/12/2013 9:11:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:20 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Obama also wants the federal government to give the states incentives to provide full-day kindergarten. …
  • Obama calls for raising minimum wage to $9 an hour

    02/12/2013 9:07:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:19 PM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation. … The proposal, which Obama made during his State of the Union address Tuesday, is sure to draw opposition from business groups and congressional Republicans who say higher rates increase costs and reduce employment. …
  • Obama announces new panel to examine voting

    02/12/2013 9:02:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:31 PM EST
    President Barack Obama is creating a commission directed to help improve voting, a reaction to widespread complaints about lengthy waits, growing photo ID requirements and shortened early voting periods. … Obama said that when Americans choose not to vote because they can’t wait hours to cast their ballot, “we are betraying our ideals”. …
  • 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
    Video at link
  • 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·
    Video at link
  • 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.