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  • Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again.

    02/13/2013 8:28:04 PM PST · by wouldilie · 23 replies
    http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/ ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:02
    Beaufort, N.C. Jan. 17, 2013 TO THE EDITOR: Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
  • Forced Do Not Resuscitate Orders Coming to Texas?

    02/13/2013 8:25:19 PM PST · by penelopesire · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/13 12:23 PM | Life News
    Forced Do Not Resuscitate Orders Coming to Texas? by Wesley J. Smith | Austin, TX | LifeNews.com | 2/13/13 12:23 PM Good grief! The state with the worst futile care law in the nation now has legislation pending that would enable doctors to place DNR (do not resuscitate) orders on a patients chart without notice or permission–even if the patient is competent! From the text of S.B. 303: Sec.A166.012. STATEMENT RELATING TO DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE ORDERS. (c) Before placing a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order in a patient ’s medical record, the physician or the facility ’s personnel shall make a reasonably diligent effort...
  • Once among FBI’s most wanted,60s activist Angela Davis now has fans (spoke to Charlotte students)

    02/13/2013 8:21:06 PM PST · by bigtoona · 24 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 2/13/13 | Mark Price
    Civil rights activist Angela Davis has courted controversy all her life – including a stint on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list – but there was a definite sense of admiration when she spoke Wednesday at Charlotte’s Booth Playhouse. The intent of Davis’ lecture, organized by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, was to give a select group of Mecklenburg County middle and high school students a chance to hear about the impact activists can have on the world when they get organized. But a few dozen adults managed to slip in, too, and for...
  • Gruesome double murder, men decapitated

    02/13/2013 8:14:13 PM PST · by LSUfan · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11 Feb 13 | Jeff Pegues
    There's a gruesome double murder mystery in New Jersey. Police say who did it's not a mystery because someone is under arrest but the mystery is why the accused killer cut of two men's heads and hands. The victims are reportedly from Jersey City, but their remains were found buried in a town southwest of Philadelphia. On the streets of Jersey City along Bergen Avenue, to the naked eye it's not obvious. But to members of the close knit Coptic Orthodox church the pain is real. "It's a shock, something like this doesn't happen to people like that," a resident...
  • Trump: I Love the Tea Party, They Love Me

    02/13/2013 7:55:35 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 97 replies
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has nothing but praise for the tea party. “I am a Republican, but I believe strongly in the tea party — and I love the people of the tea party,” Trump told WPTV-News Channel 5 on Thursday during the Palm Beach County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. “I love many of the things they represent — and you know what? They love me...
  • Illinois Sheriffs' Association Gun Control Resolution

    02/13/2013 7:22:47 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies
    Illinois Sheriffs' Association ^ | 2/11/2013 | Illinois Sheriffs' Association
    Springfield, IL. – The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association at their Winter Training Conference adopted the attached resolution which mirrors the National Sheriffs’ Association Resolution passed at their Mid-Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. Seventy-three Sheriffs were in attendance at the Illinois Conference held in Springfield. The Sheriffs also voted unanimously not to support the proposed legislation House Bill 132 that bans certain weapons. Sheriffs from across the state of Illinois believe that it is their responsibility and duty to uphold the Constitution including the Second Amendment. Rational law abiding citizens are not the cause of random acts of horrific violence in our...
  • Obama 2003 Flashback: Vowed US Military Response To North Korea Nuke Threat

    02/13/2013 7:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/13 | staff
    Then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama on Chicago Public Television in November of 2003
  • Thai military kills 19 militants who attacked base

    02/13/2013 7:18:38 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | AP
    Pattani, Thailand: Thai soldiers fending off a major assault on a military base in the country's violence-plagued south killed 19 insurgents, authorities said Wednesday. The death toll was believed to be the biggest inflicted on the Muslim guerrillas since more than 100 died in a single day nearly a decade ago. About 50 militants wearing military-like uniforms raided a marine corps base in Bacho district in Narathiwat province late Tuesday night, Col Pramote Promin said. [...] An Islamic insurgency erupted in 2004 in Thailand's three southernmost provinces, a Muslim-majority region in the Buddhist-dominated country. In April of that year, guerrillas...
  • WH COS Doesn't Know Why ObamaCare Doesn't Apply To WH

    02/13/2013 7:14:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | goprapidresponse
    Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff doesn't know why ObamaCared doesn't apply to the WH staff (February 13, 2013).
  • Time, Meredith Explore Magazine-Spinoff Deal

    02/13/2013 7:01:00 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2013 | KEACH HAGEY and JOHN JANNARONE
    Time Warner Inc. TWX +0.67% is in talks to divest most of its Time Inc. magazine group in a deal with Meredith Corp., MDP -0.13% said people familiar with the situation, potentially ending its long reign as the biggest U.S. magazine publisher. Under the proposal being discussed, Time Warner would retain its flagship newsweekly Time, along with Sports Illustrated and Fortune. But the rest of its magazines, including People, InStyle and Real Simple, would end up combined with Meredith's titles, which include Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, whose readers are mainly women. The proposal calls for both companies...
  • There she is: Miss America pageant set to return to Atlantic City

    02/13/2013 6:58:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    There she is, Miss America — back in Atlantic City. The Miss America pageant is returning to Atlantic City, the place it was created, after leaving for Las Vegas seven years ago. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and pageant officials will make the formal announcement at Boardwalk Hall Thursday, the governor’s office confirmed last night. "It does involve the return of an old New Jersey tradition," said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie. The pageant was founded in 1921 to extend the Jersey Shore resort town’s summer season into September and remained there for the next 84 years. After...
  • Orthodox rabbi seeks Israeli religious revolution

    02/13/2013 6:44:43 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/13/2013 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    When Rabbi David Stav launched his official campaign last month to wrest control of Israel's top religious institution from its longtime hardline leadership, it was a long shot. >>SNIP<< Stav, a 53-year-old father of nine, heads a private network of modern Orthodox rabbis that is virtually an alternative organization to Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinical bureaucracy. It seeks to put a friendly face on Jewish traditions for secular Israeli Jews alienated by the ultra-Orthodox functionaries that regulate religious services. The organization, called Tzohar, has gained popularity among secular Israelis with its program that sends rabbis free of charge to officiate at weddings....
  • Miss. Houses passes bill for guns in schools

    02/13/2013 6:37:37 PM PST · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | The Associated Press
    The Mississippi House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow school boards to arm teachers with concealed weapons. House Bill 958 would let boards create policies authorizing employees, including cafeteria workers and janitors, carry concealed weapons on campus. A previous version of the bill limited the number of employees with weapons at each school, but the bill passed provides no limit.
  • ZOA chief: US Jews shied away from Hagel row

    02/13/2013 6:36:36 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/13/2013 19:11 | SAM SOKO
    American Jews are “frightened of making an issue seem more important to Jews than others,” Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein said on Tuesday. snip The ZOA, which is a member of the Conference of Presidents, was founded in 1897 and is what Klein calls “the oldest pro-Israel [organization] in the United States.” Discussing his lobbying effort in Washington aimed at blocking the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel, Klein said the ZOA was, aside from the Republican Jewish Coalition, a partisan group, “the only major Jewish group to publicly oppose Hagel and [John O.] Brennan.” US...
  • GOP prevents vote on Hagel as Defense secretary

    02/13/2013 6:25:40 PM PST · by haffast · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | February 13, 2013, 5:37 p.m | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote Wednesday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Defense Department, staging the first filibuster against a president's choice to head the Pentagon. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the move "a shame" as he announced on the Senate floor that he was unable to reach an agreement with the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee to avoid such a delay. Reid filed a motion to end the filibuster and said he expected to vote on it Friday. snip Democrats believe they have the votes to confirm Hagel....
  • Jack Lew: I had no idea my money was even in the Cayman Islands

    02/13/2013 6:21:12 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    I point this out, not because I think that Lew’s erstwhile Cayman Island holdings in and of themselves should be a discrediting factor in his nomination to replace Tim Geithner as head of the Treasury Department; again, if politicians are looking for someone or something to blame for wealthy people looking to save more of their own money by moving it to offshore accounts, then maybe they should start with our ridiculously uncompetitive and bulky tax code. Quite blaming the symptoms, people, and try blaming the disease instead. I point this out, because of the spectacular showcase it provides into...
  • Remember Your Oath To Protect The Constitution, Mr. President

    02/13/2013 6:18:19 PM PST · by billflax · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/13/2013 | Bill Flax
    Mr. President, perhaps amidst the merriment surrounding the inaugural festivities you misremembered your oath. Sir, you solemnly swore “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” But these few weeks hence, your State of the Union speech essentially disavowed America’s cherished founding charter. Many left-leaning pundits applaud your “bold” vision to radically redefine America. President Obama, you are understandably emboldened by re-election, but you were not made king. Regardless of whether you agree with constitutional precepts, you’re still legally bound; still compelled by the sacred oath you swore. Perhaps while lecturing college students on Constitutional Law you read it. What authorization...
  • Administration Will Spend $1.8 Billion to Build 20-Mile Railroad on 30-Mile-Wide Island (Oahu)

    02/13/2013 6:04:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 13, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that $1.55 billion in new federal tax dollars will be allocated for the first-ever Hawaiian Transit Rail system on the island of Oahu, which will serve downtown Honolulu, at a total federal and state cost of $5.1 billion.The train circuit will be 20 miles long, with 21 stops on an island that is 30 miles wide. … An additional $4 million has been obligated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “stimulus”), and $209.9 million is coming from other sources within the DOT. Both the $1.55 billion and the $209.9 million are proposed...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-13-13

    02/13/2013 5:57:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-13-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Paul to Hold Brennan Nomination (wants more info on drone use)

    02/13/2013 5:41:24 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 13, 2013 - 11:52 GMT
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) just announced that he’ll be placing a hold on the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director until he receives answers to his questions about the administration’s use of drones. “I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed that the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and my question remains unanswered. I will not allow a vote on this nomination until Mr. Brennan openly responds to the questions and concerns my colleagues and I share,” Paul said. “These issues must be discussed...
  • With Amazon minting currency, Fed at risk

    02/13/2013 5:38:26 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Matthew Lynn
    The euro may well be on the road to a chaotic collapse, taking some of the world’s biggest banks with it. A currency war may break out between Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Printing money has run out of steam, but there is still little sign of the global economy returning to the kind of growth rates it saw before the credit crunch. But in the long term what they should perhaps be most worried about is losing their monopoly on issuing money. A new breed of virtual currencies are starting to emerge — and some of the giants of...
  • Sen. Burr: CIA Has ‘Flatly Refused’ to Give Intel Committee Some Benghazi-Related Documents

    02/13/2013 5:32:27 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | By Terence P. Jeffrey | 2/13/13
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Richard Burr, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said that the CIA has “flatly refused” to give some Benghazi-related documents to the committee, which is conducting an investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the State Department and CIA personnel and facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Burr made the assertion last week at the confirmation hearing for John Brennan, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to be director of the CIA. Brennan currently serves as the president's counterterrorism adviser. “Mr. Brennan, as you know, the committee's conducting a thorough inquiry into the...
  • We also deserved a vote, Mr. Obama, but we didn't get it from Harry Reid!

    02/13/2013 5:32:17 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Stockman, Broun answer the call to KILL ALL GUN CONTROL in the House Note to Barack Obama: Spare us the snide sarcasm and the dripping contempt. Obama's condescending state of the union speech shows, once again, why gun owners don't trust him. "They deserve a vote," hollered Obama, pointing to drooling anti-gun activists in the galleries. Well, so did we. Veterans deserved a vote on whether they would receive due process from a court of law before having their constitutional gun rights taken away. But, when Senator Chuck Schumer threatened to filibuster the DoD authorization bill in order to block...
  • Red Brain, Blue Brain: Republicans and Democrats Process Risk Differently, Research Finds

    02/13/2013 5:27:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | February 13, 2013 | NA
    A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to predict which political party a person prefers. The new study suggests that while genetics or parental influence may play a significant role, being a Republican or Democrat changes how the brain functions. Dr. Darren Schreiber, a researcher in neuropolitics at the University of Exeter, has been working in collaboration with colleagues at the University of California, San Diego on research that explores the differences in the way the brain...
  • Twitter Hoax Claims Body Fond In Burned Cabin Belonged To A Female, Not Christopher Dorner

    02/13/2013 5:12:40 PM PST · by mnehring · 10 replies
    The day after “killer cop” Christopher Dorner was presumably killed following a firefight in a rural California cabin, conspiracy theories have swept Twitter asserting that the charred body found in the burned cabin did not belong to Dorner, but to an unidentified female. A Twitter hoax quickly gained traction on Wednesday, stating that a burned body found in the remains of the cabin did not belong to Christopher Dorner, but rather to an unidentified female. The hoax quickly swept Twitter under the guise of a fake screengrab from CNN. In the fake image, CNN’s news ticker was edited to read...
  • Sheriff: Cabin not purposely burned in firefight

    02/13/2013 5:12:34 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 256 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 13, 7:47 PM EST | GREG RISLING and TAMI ABDOLLAH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflage from head to toe and wearing a bulletproof vest packed with ammunition, the most wanted man in America over the last week was just a few feet away, having emerged from a grove of trees holding a large, assault-style rifle.
  • Students Told To Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas (suspended from school)

    02/13/2013 5:12:02 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | February 13, 2013 4:04 P.M. | By Andrew Johnson
    Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.” Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations. “We wanted to make sure...
  • Dorner’s Mom Spotted Drinking Wine, Eating Chips While Watching Standoff ( When will she sue? )

    02/13/2013 5:09:57 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | Feb 13 2013 | CBS
    LA PALMA (CBSLA.com) — The mother of quadruple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner Tuesday was spotted at an Orange County Mexican restaurant watching the Big Bear standoff on television. COMPLETE COVERAGE: SoCal Manhunt CBS2/KCAL9’s Michele Gile said a woman matching Nancy Dorner’s description was with a female friend at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant in La Palma around 3:30 p.m. Gile said the 62-year-old woman was drinking a glass of white wine and eating chips and salsa as CBS2/KCAL9 covered the latest developments on the deadly shootout between Dorner and sheriff’s deputies. Gile, not knowing she was speaking to the suspect’s mom,...
  • Rubio: Rove’s Conservative Victory Project Is 'Fine'

    02/13/2013 5:05:25 PM PST · by Lady4Liberty · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Katrina Trinko
    In an interview this morning, Marco Rubio — hardly the establishment favorite in his own Senate race — defended Karl Rove’s Conservative Victory Project, which has angered many tea partiers. Noting that Rove had helped him during a crucial time in his Senate race, Rubio said that both the Tea Party and the Conservative Victory Project “have a place in American politics.”
  • Marco Rubio Takes Drink of Water, Disqualifies Himself For The Presidency In The Eyes of Liberals

    02/13/2013 4:57:41 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/13/13
    February 13, 2013 RUSH: This is Ann, Littleton, Colorado. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Hey, I'm one of those that didn't listen last night or didn't watch, and so I'm just glad to learn all this that I'm learning. But I did watch Marco Rubio and I wondered if you were as offended as I was when he took a sip of water. RUSH: Offended? CALLER: Well, that's what they're all saying this morning. RUSH: Again, just tell you the truth: I'm watching Rubio, and I have had dry mouth before, and I knew he had...
  • House GOP blames DOD on sequester

    02/13/2013 4:51:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Carlo Munoz
    Tension among Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee boiled over on Wednesday, as panel members blamed Pentagon leaders for playing a role in the looming fiscal crisis facing the Defense Department under sequestration. During Wednesday's hearing, committee Republican Reps. Randy Forbes (Va.) and Rob Bishop (Utah) slammed DOD for its refusal to plan for the massive, across-the-board cuts tied to the White House's sequestration plan. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Pentagon Comptroller Bob Hale, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and the heads of the service branches appeared before the panel, to again plead their...
  • Assault Weapon Ban--Congressional Record (Fraternal Order of Police Supports Assault Weapons Ban)

    02/13/2013 2:30:41 PM PST · by ModelBreaker · 27 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | September 13, 2004 | Cong. Jackson Lee
    "The assault weapon ban is supported by virtually every major law enforcement organization . . . as well as organizations including . . . The Fraternal Order of Police."
  • Ralph Nader pans Obama call for higher minimum wage as ‘too little, too late’ (Barf)

    02/13/2013 4:45:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader panned President Obama's call to raise the minimum wage as "too little, too late." The president in his Tuesday State of the Union address pressed economic policies he said would aid the middle class, including a call to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $9. Nader, in an interview with The Hill on Wednesday, criticized Obama for failing to address the issue in his first term and said the president had already abandoned middle-class families. He noted that Obama, after his 2008 presidential victory, had called for raising...
  • House GOP prepares stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown

    02/13/2013 4:32:12 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Erik Wasson
    House appropriators are finalizing a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown after March 27, and the bill could see a vote before the end of February. House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he is crafting a continuing resolution at the current level of spending, thereby separating the issue of a government shutdown from the question of how to deal with automatic sequestration cuts. The stopgap spending bill would be set at the current level of $1.043 trillion for the entire fiscal year that began Oct. 1. It would specify that the $85 billion sequestration is...
  • CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio's Sip of Water Was 'Career-Ender'

    02/13/2013 4:25:10 PM PST · by chessplayer · 87 replies
    <> On Wednesday's The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer absurdly wondered if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pausing his State of the Union response for a drink of water would "break" his career. The CNN chyron flashed "Career-ender?" "So can a drink of water make or break a political career?" Blitzer asked. "A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We're going to find out, whether he likes it or not." [Video below the break. Audio here.]
  • Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us

    02/13/2013 4:18:12 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Atlantic Cities ^ | 2-13-2013 | Richard Florida
    Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us Richard Florida Feburary 13, 2013 In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama said: "Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing." He added: After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. Caterpillar is bringing jobs back from Japan. Ford is bringing jobs back from Mexico. After locating plants in other countries like China, Intel is opening its most advanced plant right here at home. And this year, Apple will start making Macs in...
  • Struggling Caribbean islands selling citizenship

    02/13/2013 3:41:14 PM PST · by posterchild · 38 replies
    AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tue Feb 12, 2013 | David Mcfadden
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Hadi Mezawi has never set foot on the Caribbean island of Dominica, has never seen its rainforests or black-sand beaches. But he's one of its newest citizens. Without leaving his home in the United Arab Emirates, the Palestinian man recently received a brand new Dominican passport after sending a roughly $100,000 contribution to the tropical nation half a world away. "At the start I was a little worried that it might be a fraud, but the process turned out to be quite smooth and simple. Now, I am a Dominican," said Mezawi, who like many Palestinians...
  • Al Jazeera Hires Lobbying Firm to Bolster Image on Capitol Hill

    02/13/2013 3:27:55 PM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 2/13/2013, 2:20 PM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Al Jazeera America has hired a lobbying firm to advocate for the broadcasting company on Capitol Hill, according to reports. The media company Al Jazeera America Holdings, which recently bought Al Gore’s cable news station Current TV, has hired the DLA Piper law firm to conduct “informational communications regarding client's cable television channel,” Politico reported. The global law firm, which has 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, has reportedly been educating lawmakers about the company’s plans to be based in New York City and open bureaus across the...
  • Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone wars

    02/13/2013 1:14:39 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 36 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.
  • Dorner manhunt: Maids surprised suspect in cabin, escaped, called cops

    02/13/2013 3:09:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    The discovery of a man who police believe to be Christopher Dorner began when two maids ran into him Tuesday morning as they arrived to clean a vacant cabin in the Big Bear area near where the fugitive ex-cop’s car was set ablaze last week.The two maids entered a cabin in the 1200 block of Club View Drive, close to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Resort, and surprised a man who they said resembled the fugitive, a law enforcement official said. The man tied up the maids, and then took off in a purple Nissan parked near the cabin, authorities...
  • Carbon Tax bill coming Thursday to Senate

    02/13/2013 2:59:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 24 replies
    wattupwiththat ^ | February 12,2013 | AnthonyWatts
    Senators Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer will outline the legislation on Thursday morning. They are even going to let that wacky 350.org activist Bill McKibben speak. Sheesh. Billed as “major” and “comprehensive” legislation, it will have a carbon tax. Here is the statement from Sanders’ office (bold mine): Sanders, Boxer to Introduce Major Climate Change Legislation February 12, 2013 WASHINGTON, Feb 12 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will hold a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 14 to announce comprehensive legislation on climate change. Boxer is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sanders...
  • America's moral dilemmas exposed in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/13/2013 2:55:28 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Spero News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Brendan Malone
    America's moral dilemmas exposed in 'Zero Dark Thirty' What is the true price of the War on Terror? Tuesday, February 12, 2013 By Brendan Malone The new Kathryn Bigelow film Zero Dark Thirty, which explores the manhunt and eventual assassination of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan in 2011, has been criticised in some quarters as a piece of unthinking American triumphalism that seeks to justify torture and other violence. I don't understand these criticisms. I suggest that the exact opposite is true, in that this movie unflinchingly exposes the reality of what the hunt for bin Laden,...
  • Bored at the State of the Union (Who can blame them?)

    02/13/2013 2:50:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 13, 2013
    Caught on camera: President Obama's State of the Union address definitely had some dramatic moments — when he talked about the victims of gun violence, for example. But during the 6,400-word-long speech, there were times when some notable audience members had trouble paying attention.
  • Hawaii marijuana bill goes up in smoke

    02/13/2013 2:43:58 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | February 12, 2013 | Anita Hofschneider, Associated Press
    Honolulu (AP) - A bill that would have legalized marijuana in Hawaii has died in the state House. House judiciary committee Chairman Karl Rhoads said Tuesday that he decided to kill the bill after learning from House leadership that the initiative does not have enough votes to pass the House. Key lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled House supported the measure, including the speaker and the majority leader.
  • Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws

    02/13/2013 2:36:05 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 13 2013 | Fox News
    Gun owners who can't buy high capacity ammo magazines because of new laws have another option: Print them. Gun control measures passed or proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre have targeted magazines that can feed 30 rounds or more into the firing chambers of AR-15s and other semi-automatic guns. New York has banned magazines holding more than seven rounds, and a federal bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds. But the laws are at least one step behind technology. Using 3D printers and schematics available on the Internet,...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, February-13-2013

    02/13/2013 2:34:04 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 33 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
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/13/2013 2:31:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected." There was no...
  • Movie About Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's Battle To Get Obama's Birth Certificate Released In The Works

    For Immediate Release 2/13/2013 There is substantial interest in creating a film adaptation of the Terry Lakin Story, "OFFICER'S OATH." This is a poignant, heroic story that must not be forgotten, or falsely relegated to the "conspiracy theory" chapter in the annals of our national history. Terry knowingly sacrificed his military career, endured a court-martial, and ultimately spent nearly half a year in Leavenworth Prison simply for standing up for the Constitution he pledged to uphold and defend. His story is detailed in the book "An Officer's Oath," which is recommended reading for anybody who reveres this country and the...
  • The War on Drugs is Immoral and Ineffective

    02/13/2013 2:23:16 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 70 replies
    Times Square Gossip ^ | February 13, 2013 | Brian Woodward
    Despite increased efforts, manpower, and resources, the war on drugs has been a resounding failure. W.C. fields once quipped, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Not only does the government continue to fail in its crusade against drugs, it continues to perpetrate a policy of immense immorality. It has been over forty years since President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs. What do we have to show for it? The United States has wasted over one trillion dollars, caused incarceration rates to exceed that of...
  • FBI Raids Wrong Hanover Home For Child Porn

    02/13/2013 2:15:18 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    WRIC ^ | 2-8
    HANOVER, VA –The FBI raided a Hanover County home in search of child porn, only to discover they'd raided the wrong house. Federal investigators targeted the Mechanicsville home after discovering child porn was being downloaded to computers using the homeowner's internet service, according to federal court documents. But after raiding the home in November and subsequently launching a full investigation, court documents show agents discovered the computers with the downloaded child porn didn't belong to the couple, but a neighbor. David Edward Sleezer, of J David Lane, was arrested and charged with five counts of receiving and distributing child porn....