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  • How the U.S. Aids Hamas Through the Palestinian Authority

    02/15/2013 5:39:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 15, 2013 | David Bedein
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - How the U.S. Aids Hamas Through the Palestinian AuthorityPosted By David Bedein On February 15, 2013 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment On February 5, 2013, the reconstituted US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa held a subcommittee hearing on the subject of “Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects.”Two senior expert witnesses from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy testified and expressed optimism that US trained Palestinian Security Forces, affiliated with the Fatah, will combat the Hamas terror group which competes for power in the nascent Palestinian...
  • Hagel Claimed Israel Controls the State Department

    02/15/2013 5:37:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Hagel Claimed Israel Controls the State DepartmentPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 14, 2013 @ 2:51 pm In The Point | 10 Comments Considering that the State Department tends to be the part of the United States government most hostile to Israel, that is about as realistic as those Islamist accusations that the Jews control Iran.Speaking of Iran, the Hagel speaking event was sponsored by the Iran Lobby. So the Iran Lobby will now appoint its guy as the Secretary of Defense, with not a single Democrat daring to stand up and speak out...
  • Obamas SOTU Address: How to Make the Immigration Crisis Worse

    02/15/2013 5:33:03 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    n response to President Obamas State of the Union address last night on his reckless stance on immigration that will make the crisis worse, following is an excerpt from Marinka Peschmanns introduction in her latest book, Crime & Corruption: Guide to Americas Immigration Crisis available in paperback and e-book versions. But what Americans are never told is what legal immigration has looked like for the legal immigrants who have sought the American dream; who have followed the law in a broken immigration systema state-run bureaucracy affecting Americas economy, national security, and elections. No one addresses how the broken immigration system...
  • Turkish Muslim Trades Daughter for a Cow

    02/15/2013 5:32:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Turkish Muslim Trades Daughter for a CowPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 14, 2013 @ 6:33 pm In The Point | 12 Comments As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s important to be reminded that the special day, like everything else in Western Civilization, was originally invented by Muslims. And there are few places in the world as romantic as Turkey, where this love story for the ages takes place.You might be tempted to confuse this tale with Romeo and Juliet. And it is a lot like Romeo and Juliet, or it would be if Juliet’s...
  • Shootout at Inkster tax preparation business caught on camera

    02/15/2013 5:28:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 14 February, 2013 | Ron Savage
    INKSTER, Mich. (WJBK) - There is a manhunt underway after a gun slinging couple stormed into a tax preparation business. A security guard was shot and the dangerous duo is on the run. "Just seeing that footage and knowing that it's two doors down, yeah, I have to get out of here immediately. It's time to go," said Lillie Heard. She saw the chilling video of the shootout just two doors down from her home on Kean Street in Inkster. The house there has been converted into a tax preparation service. At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, even though a security vehicle...
  • Russian Billionaire's Mega-Yacht Makes Waves in NYC

    02/15/2013 5:10:49 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2-15-2013 | Robert Frank
    <p>On Wednesday, a private yacht sailed slowly and quietly up the Hudson River and docked near midtown Manhattan. This wasn't just any yacht, however. It was Eclipse -- the largest private yacht in the world. And its presence is sure to touch off a frenzy of speculation about its owners and future.</p>
  • Image of two Gaza children killed in Israeli strike wins World Press Photo prize

    02/15/2013 4:56:53 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | 1:48 PM | Associated Press
    Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo award Friday for newspaper Dagens Nyheter with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli missile strike being carried to their funeral. The picture shows a group of men marching the dead bodies through a narrow street in Gaza City. The victims, a brother and sister, are wrapped in white cloth with only their faces showing. ... Hansen's Nov. 20 shot won top prize in both the spot news single photograph category and the overall competition. It portrays 2-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her 3-year-old brother Muhammad, who were...
  • New York City's Imperial Mayor Bloomberg Bans Again (Styrofoam!)

    02/15/2013 4:54:19 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/14/2013 | IBD editorials
    Autocracy: Still pulsing with the power from outlawing big servings of sweet drinks, Michael Bloomberg now wants to run Styrofoam out of his city. Clearly, he believes that everyone has to live exactly as he wants them to live. During Thursday's State of the City address, New York Mayor Bloomberg called for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. It's all a part of his crusade to eliminate smoking, sugary drinks, salt and other items he doesn't like and, hence, thinks no one else should have. So what comes next, Mr. Mayor? What's the target after Styrofoam? Beef? Eggs? Cheese?...
  • Urals meteorite allegedly intercepted by Russias air defense (BS Alert)

    02/15/2013 4:51:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | February 15, 2013
    A massive meteorite crash shook the Urals region in central Russia early Friday, shattering windows and prompting panic in three major cities. According to some reports, the meteor was intercepted by the air defense complex at the Urzhumka village near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, when a salvo missile allegedly burst the shooting star at an altitude of 20 kilometers. Witnesses reported a sudden change in atmospheric pressure upon the impact that made their ears pop. The space object hit the ground with a tremendous crash that resembled thunder and earthquake, damaging houses in Chelyabinsk and cutting off communications, witnesses...
  • 500 Hurt as Meteor Plummets to Earth in Russia

    02/15/2013 4:17:13 AM PST · by LadyEleanor · 302 replies
    The Weather Channel/AP ^ | Published: Feb 15, 2013, 6:43 AM | Jim Heintz
  • Note To Mainstream Media on Catholicism: Shut Up!

    02/15/2013 4:16:07 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 23 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 02-15-2013 | GABRIEL GARNICA, ESQ.
    Believe it or not, neither the Catholic Church nor any Catholic worth a dime needs your twisted, obnoxious observations and opinions about church pews much less the direction and leadership of our Church. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/note-to-mainstream-media-on-catholicism-shut-up?f=must_reads
  • Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison Takes in Game Amidst Carnival Cruise Nightmare

    02/15/2013 3:59:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 2/14/13 | Zach Buckley
    Is there ever a bad time to see the defending champion Miami Heat in action? Not if you're Micky Arison, apparently.
  • Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying so many bullets?

    02/15/2013 3:56:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013
    <p>Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true, sort of.</p> <p>The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them -- roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States -- for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.</p>
  • Many federal workers facing furloughs are veterans

    02/15/2013 3:51:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 13 Feb 13 | Steve Vogel
    If the federal government is forced to furlough civilian employees in the event of sequestration, the burden will fall heavily on a population that Congress and the White House have vowed to support: veterans. More than two out of five of the approximately 800,000 Department of Defense employees facing furloughs are veterans, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday. Forty-four percent of them are veterans, Carter told the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing on the potential effect of sequestration on the military. Very soon were going to have to furlough the great majority of them. The Pentagon expects...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - February 15, 2013

    02/15/2013 2:59:54 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
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  • Proteins behind mad-cow disease also help brain to develop

    02/15/2013 1:15:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Nature News ^ | 14 February 2013 | Mo Costandi
    When not misfolded, prions lend a hand in forming neuronal connections. Prions are best known as the infectious agents that cause mad cow disease and the human versions of it, such as variant CreutzfeldtJakob Disease. But the proteins also have at least one known useful function, in the cells that insulate nerves, and are suspected to have more. Now researchers have provided the first direct evidence that the proteins play an important role in neurons themselves. The team reports in the Journal of Neuroscience1 that prions are involved in developmental plasticity, the process by which the structure and function of...
  • Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    02/15/2013 12:34:43 AM PST · by Islander7 · 46 replies
    Kremlin Russia Today ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Staff
    A series of explosions in the skies of Russias Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteorite shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones have stopped working. According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.
  • First Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Trial

    02/15/2013 12:12:07 AM PST · by neverdem
    National Review Online ^ | February 14, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    At present, there are three small human safety embryonic stem cell studies. All deal with macular degeneration-type conditions. And now, a human trial looks to soon get underway in Japan using induced pluripotent stem cells, that is, stem cells made from a patient’s own skin or other tissues. From the Nature News story: Having already received IRB approval at her home institution, Takahashi can now move towards the final step before patient recruitment: getting health ministry approval.  She’s expected receive that in time for starting the trials during this fiscal year, ending March 2014. The trial will enroll six patients...
  • Wayne Lapierre Responds to State of the Union Address

    02/14/2013 9:55:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://home.nra.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | NRA
    Its good to be here among friends. Your support has always meant a lot to me and I thank you for your warm welcome. Two nights ago, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address. In that speech, the president displayed a level of political fraud and public deception that cannot be ignored.....
  • Friday 2/15/13, 9pm ET - "Hannity" exclusive - Dr Ben Carson, for the full hour

    02/14/2013 9:48:41 PM PST · by nutmeg · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 13, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    This Friday (2/15/13), Dr. Ben Carson will sit down with Sean Hannity and a distinguished audience in a special one-hour show that revolves around one idea and one quest: saving America. Tonight, the Insider and ONLY the Insider was able to catch up with Dr. Carson in the Hannity green room right before the taping of the special. We got a preview of the show, and more importantly, got to ask him some of our own burning questions. Tune in Friday at 9p ET to this special edition of Hannity, only on Fox News Channel...
  • Obama made no phone calls on night of Benghazi attack, White House says

    02/14/2013 8:16:14 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama didnt make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday...
  • Who Tells Us What To Think? Does The Mainstream Media = The Matrix?

    02/14/2013 9:30:04 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TEC ^ | 2-14-2013 | Michael Snyder
    Who Tells Us What To Think? Does The Mainstream Media = The Matrix? By Michael Snyder February 14th, 2013 Do you believe that you really think for yourself? Did you come up with your attitudes, opinions and beliefs on your own, or are they continually being shaped and molded by someone else? Could it be possible that you and everyone around you is actually hooked into a real life version of "the matrix" that is constantly defining your reality for you? Sadly, the truth is that almost all of us have willingly hooked ourselves into a colossal media system that...
  • Students, parents concerned by seemingly slanted college syllabus ( Not allowed to use Fox News )

    02/14/2013 9:26:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    http://www.wtov9.com/ ^ | Feb 14 2013 | Josh Eachus
    By Josh Eachus WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.Students and parents are questioning a college professor after she reportedly issued a syllabus that filtered students research options The syllabus tells students in a West Liberty University political science course what sources they can and cannot use. Among those students are asked not to use are The Onion, an openly fictitious parody of real-life news, and Fox News, a professional news organization. In the syllabus, the professor allegedly says, "The tagline Fox News makes me cringe." "One of our values at West Liberty is to encourage students to go out and inquire and gather...
  • Condom Candy, Lesbian Rape, and Ethical Chocolate: How the Left Likes to Celebrate Valentines

    02/14/2013 9:19:12 PM PST · by chessplayer · 4 replies
    Not sure how to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Left-wing groups and media such as The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood and The Huffington Post have overtaken the holiday to promote their culture of sexual promiscuity and wacky environmentalism. From universities and medical clinics offering condom lollipops and free STD testing (and hosting plays about lesbian rape) and "green" websites dictating how "ethically" bought chocolate and flowers can save the planet, to disturbing LGBTQIA-themed gifts, the eco-friendly, gay-friendly, sex-obsessed left has plenty of ideas for how you should celebrate the holiday of love.
  • NBC's Williams Predicts Rubio's Water Sip 'Just Might Live On Forever'

    02/14/2013 8:57:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that Florida Senator Marco Rubio taking a sip of water during his response to the State of the Union was "the televised moment from last night that just might live on forever." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Williams expounded: "Well, it's one of the cruelest aspects of politics in the television age. No matter how well-crafted the content, no matter how thoughtful a person you are, it's the television moments, the superficial, purely visual moments that are often remembered forever instead. And that will certainly...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, in Congress: 'I Stand Here as a Freed Slave'

    02/14/2013 8:47:01 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) looks mighty good for a woman who has to be at least 148 years old. My take on her age is based on a statement the Congresswoman made today while objecting to impending spending reductions relating to sequestration in which she characterized herself as "a freed slave." Slavery as a legal institution ended in the U.S. in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Here is what Ms. Jackson Lee said, in context (HT Rush Limbaugh): We are at the bone almost. And sequester that is across-the-board cuts will literally destroy us and put us...
  • Hillary Clinton (drinking water in a speech)

    02/14/2013 8:30:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/13 | Right wing news
    Oh my, look at that.... took a drink of water in the middle of a speech.
  • Why Inflation In 2013 Is Imminent

    02/14/2013 8:24:29 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-14-2013 | Money Morning - Jeff Uscher
    Why Inflation In 2013 Is Imminent Economics / InflationFebruary 14, 2013 - 03:48 PM GMT By: Money Morning Jeff Uscher writes: Is a spike in the monetary base - currency in circulation plus bank reserves at the Fed - the first sign of imminent inflation? Art Cashin, the well-respected director of floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange for UBS, recently told King World News the increase in the monetary base may well be a sign of impending inflation. Monetary base, sometimes called high-powered money, is the basis for the bank lending that drives our economy. When interest rates...
  • Did Hagel rig vote to win Senate seat? Details revealed in magazine profile on alleged GOP plan

    02/14/2013 8:09:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/13 | Bob Unruh
    An attempt by Senate Democrats to push through their controversial nominee for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., failed today on a 58-40 vote as Republicans said they havent been given answers to their questions. Among his opponents are 14 retired U.S. admirals and generals, including high-profile names such as Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely. Hagel has endorsed subjecting the U.S. to the U.N.s International Criminal Court, and hes sat on the board of numerous globalist groups promoting U.S. funding for the Third World.
  • Increased activity at Musudan-ri indicates N. Korea preparing for another rocket launch

    02/14/2013 7:45:49 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/15
    2013/02/15 10:53 KST Increased activity at Musudan-ri indicates N. Korea preparing for another rocket launch SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Yonhap) -- Recent progress in the construction of new facilities and a general increase in activity at North Korea's Musudan-ri launch site may be an indication that the belligerent nation might launch another rocket following the detonation of its third nuclear device, a Web site specializing in North Korean affairs said Friday. "Construction of new facilities at the Tonghae Satellite launching ground, previously disrupted by typhoons that ravaged the east coast last summer, has made important progress since late Oct. 2012," U.S....
  • Hundreds of students brawl at Minneapolis high school (Moochelle starving kids?)

    02/14/2013 7:01:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say hundreds of students brawled at Minneapolis South High School after a food fight got out of control. **SNIP** Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer says 200 to 300 students fought and no weapons were used. He says about a dozen officers were on the scene and used chemical spray to break up the fight.
  • Obama meets 47% video guy

    02/14/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    DECATUR, Ga. -- President Obama on Thursday met the man who made "47 percent" part of Mitt Romney's legacy. Obama and opposition researcher James Carter, who released the infamous Romney fundraiser video, met backstage before Obama's education event here, Carter's cousin, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, told POLITICO. Upon being introduced and told of James Carter's role in the 47 percent video, Obama jumped forward to embrace him.
  • Heavy hitters support SAF motion to Supreme Court on carry case

    02/14/2013 6:34:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation is getting some heavyweight support in its petition to the Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging the gun permitting statute in the State of New York; a case that will have national impact because it could affect every concealed carry statute in the nation. Supporting the motion are 20 state attorneys general, and gun owners in the other 30 states are wondering why their attorney general has not signed on. Washingtons new Democrat Attorney General Bob Fergusons name is not on the list. Attorneys general who have signed onto an...
  • Working to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence in the United States ("Anti-Gov Extremists")

    02/14/2013 6:33:30 PM PST · by optiguy · 56 replies
    The White House Website ^ | February 5, 2013 | Quintan Wiktorowicz
    The American public increasingly relies on the Internet for socializing, business transactions, gathering information, entertainment, and creating and sharing content. The rapid growth of the Internet has brought opportunities but also risks, and the Federal Government is committed to empowering members of the public to protect themselves against the full range of online threats, including online radicalization to violence.
  • O'Connor had $1 billion gambling habit (former San Diego Democrat Mayor)

    02/14/2013 6:20:58 PM PST · by BAW · 14 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Greg Moran
    Former San Diego Mayor Maureen OConnor took $2 million from a nonprofit foundation to feed a gambling addiction in which she lost more than $1 billion over a nine-year period, federal prosecutors said Thursday. OConnor, 66, appeared in federal court and pleaded not guilty to a money laundering charge as part of a deferred prosecution. Under the arrangement with federal prosecutors, she has two years to repay the $2 million taken from the R.P. Foundation, a nonprofit set up by her late husband, Robert O. Peterson. Peterson was co-founder of the Jack-In-The-Box restaurant chain and later Southern California First National...
  • Armed 87-year-old saves woman: Cops

    02/14/2013 6:04:46 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - Sheriff's deputies said a gunshot victim wasn't really a victim after all. In fact, they said he's quite the opposite. According to investigators, the man who pulled the trigger was an 87-year-old hero. Investigators believe the gunshot victim was in the process of chasing down and attacking a woman when the shooting happened. The incident happened Sunday at a property in north Roswell in the 6100 block of Old Clovis Highway. A woman was doing laundry when she claims her neighbor, Larrell Stell, 49, took off his shirt and started talking. "She reports being accosted by...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-14-13

    02/14/2013 5:55:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-14-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Breaking: MN Democrats Introduce Law to Confiscate Guns Using Same Language as MO Democrats

    02/14/2013 5:53:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 151 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/13 | Jim Hoft
    THIS IS AN ORGANIZED NATIONAL EFFORT FOLKS This is not a coincidence. It is a concerted effort. Missouri Democrats are pushing a bill to confiscate guns giving gun owners 90 days to turn in their weapons. Minnesota Democrats are pushing the same bill. Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals this week. Gun owners will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed. Dana Loesch has more details. Here is the language: 4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession...
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Ray's Hell-Burger properties in Arlington up for lease

    02/14/2013 5:50:30 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2013 | 3:16 pm | Washington Examiner staff?
    Ray's Hell-Burger in Arlington -- and Hell-Burger Too next door -- both closed down in January due to a dispute with the landlord. It was thought that the closure would just be temporary. Now, it appears as if the properties are up for rent. The Washingtonian is reporting that there are "For Rent" signs up in the windows of the locations and that the eateries appear to be mostly empty. Owner Michael Landrum did not comment to the magazine,
  • Exclusive: Judicial Watch Breaks USDA Training Video Labeling Pilgrims 'Illegal Aliens'

    02/14/2013 5:46:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/13 | staff
    Wednesday night on The OReilly Factor, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, broke a series of previously unreleased US Department of Agriculture Videos featuring required Cultural Sensitivity Training. The program required employees to chant, The pilgrims were illegal aliens, never to use the word minorities and to replace it instead with emerging majorities, and other similarly leftist tripe. The sensitivity training sessions taped here were held on USDA premises, and is part of what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack termed the departments new era of Civil Rights and broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA. The training sessions were created by...
  • Report: L.A. County Sheriff Awards Carry Permits to Friends, Donors

    02/14/2013 5:38:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 14, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Public records show Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who is known for being stingy with concealed-weapons permits in an anti-gun jurisdiction, may be giving out permits disproportionately to his friends and political supporters and donors. L.A. Weekly obtained public records for all of the 341 active concealed-weapons permits in addition to the 123 applications for permits that were denied over the last 18 months. The records show that of all the people who were denied a permit, only one had contributed to Baca. Baca's friends and campaign donors disproportionately make up the list of those who have active permits....
  • Chemical velcro sticks underwater

    02/14/2013 5:32:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 14 February 2013 | James Urquhart
    Ferrocene 'hooks' (yellow) fit into cucurbituril 'loops' (grey) to hold the two sheets of silicon together Wiley-VCHSouth Korean scientists have developed a chemical velcro that shows promise as a strong and reversible underwater adhesive. The team suggests it could have many applications that require controllable adhesion in aqueous environments.Previous efforts to create underwater adhesives have mainly focused on biomimetic catechol-based polymers that are secreted by marine organisms, including mussels. However, these require curing agents and work by covalent crosslinking, which results in permanent adhesion.Now, Kimoon Kim and colleagues at Pohang University of Science and Technology, have developed a reversible...
  • Charred remains found in cabin positively ID'd as Christopher Dorner, police report

    02/14/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | February 14, 2013
    Charred remains found in a burned out California cabin have been positively identified as that of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller said the remains were identified through dental examination in the autopsy. Authorities said other personal effects were found in the cabin, including Dorner's license. Miller did not give a cause of death. The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing, warning that he would bring "warfare" to...
  • IG: Add LG Chem to Obamas green-tech subsidy flops

    02/14/2013 5:26:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    hot air ^ | february 13, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This comes as no surprise to Hot Air readers, who learned about the value of the Obama administrations $150 million subsidy investment of LG Chem last fall. After furloughing its workers at their Grand Rapids plant without having a single one of their batteries installed in a consumer vehicle, the local NBC affiliate produced this report on the way taxpayer money got spent:
  • Arizona debates driver's licenses for immigrants

    02/14/2013 5:25:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 02/14/2013 | Associated Press
    After Mabel Muoz was stopped by police while driving to her college dormitory, the honor student was
  • Benghazi Attack Was Retaliation For Brennans Secret Al-Qaeda War

    02/14/2013 5:24:39 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | February 14, 2013 | Kris Zane
    Obama with his we cant wait for Congress to act ... there is one man who wields more power than Obama: CIA appointee John Brennan. ... recently discovered that Brennan, running something akin to a fiefdom with his drone assassination program, has the power to decide who lives and who dies and doesnt have to provide evidence to any entity that the target presents any threat to Americaeven if they are an Americaneven if the American is living in the United States ... the United States, leading up to the 2011 Libyan civil war had been flooding Libya with literally...
  • Former San Diego mayor (party unknown) acknowledges using charity for gambling, losing $1 billion

    Former San Diego Mayor Maureen OConnor acknowledged in federal court Thursday that she took $2 million from her late husband's charitable foundation to pay for her addiction to video poker and lost $1 billion wagering over the course of a decade. OConnor, the mayor of Californias second largest city from 1986 to 1992, pleaded not guilty to money laundering as part of a deal with prosecutors that will defer the charges for two years as she attempts to repay the debt. An attorney for OConnor, Eugene Iredale, told reporters outside the courthouse that his client had severe health problems,...
  • Pelosi: Congressional pay cut undermines dignity of the job

    02/14/2013 5:20:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 14 Feb 13 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she opposes a cut in congressional pay because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers' jobs. "I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded." The comments were made in the context of the looming sequester, which would force across-the-board cuts affecting most federal offices, including Congress. With lawmakers nowhere near a deal to avert those cuts, federal agencies are bracing...
  • Ex-girlfriend: Dorner was stressed out, bottled up

    02/14/2013 5:18:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/14/13 | Joe Sterling
    CNN) -- An ex-girlfriend of slain murder suspect Christopher Dorner said the former L.A. policeman worked in a pressure cooker and she was afraid he would target her after she heard he was the object of a manhunt. "It was very scary, and, you know, I made a decision to speak out because if anything had happened to me, I'd want my family to at least have an idea about maybe who it was," Arianna Williams told CNN on Thursday. ~~SNIP~~ "He would come over to my house and sometimes there would be firearms laying around. I just attribute that...