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  • My Obama Theory Validated (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/17/2013 10:35:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | february 15, 2013 | rush limbaugh
    That's why you can have polling data that show 55, 60% of the people oppose Obama's agenda and still support him. They don't associate his agenda with the problems in the country. They don't believe, they don't understand, they don't think that Obama's policies have had any of the negative impact on the country. Somebody else did that, other presidents did that. They view Obama as trying to fix it. So this led to a discussion of the theory on Fox News yesterday. Megyn Kelly had a couple of guests. The first is the Talk Radio News Service president, Tony...
  • Police respond to newspaper report over US engineer’s sudden death ( Chi Coms ? )

    02/17/2013 10:04:02 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Newsroom ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Justin Ong
    Todd’s parents, Mary and Rick Todd, raised questions about their son's death that remain unanswered. Todd, an electronics engineer, had just concluded an 18-month employment with Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME). He had been developing, in collaboration with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, sophisticated radar and satellite technology for both civilian and military applications. His mother says that at work, he was “being asked to do things that made him uncomfortable", FT quoted her as saying. His girlfriend knew that he was increasingly stressed about the nature of his research. Todd resigned from IME sometime later. Days before his death, he...
  • Report: Army Cancels Hybrid Airship Project [Updated]

    02/17/2013 10:33:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 2/17/13 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Once seen as the future of surveillance, the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle has been terminated, InsideDefense.com reports. Is the military airship revival drawing to a close? UPDATE, 6:30pm Thursday: The Army confirmed that the LEMV airship project has been canceled. Here's the statement an Army spokesman emailed us: "The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV), a hybrid air vehicle, is a technology demonstration project administered by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. This project was initially designed to support operational needs in Afghanistan in Spring 2012; it will not provide a capability in the timeframe required. Due to technical and...
  • Benghazi and Private Wars

    02/17/2013 10:16:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 2/17/2013 | Michael Geer
    The Benghazi Report chronicles and analyzes what really happened in Benghazi. You know, what the 'mainstream media' used to do? These two picked up the investigatory weight and carried it all the way here so we can learn the facts. Benghazi is possibly the most important story of the Obama years. I'm going to quote extensively from Blake Miles' published analysis of the book, because there's no point to plowing the same ground twice. Blake, you should know, is Green Beret. Another American man who's been there, done that. Chewed some of the same dirt, sipped some of the same...
  • A Shaken Tax Landscape

    02/17/2013 10:14:54 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/05/2013 | Troy Graham and Dylan Purcell
    The politicians and analysts have been talking for more than a year about the potential winners and losers from Mayor Nutter's property tax reform, and now the lines have been drawn. The results of a citywide reassessment key to Nutter's Actual Value Initiative (AVI) were released Friday, and the data confirm some long-held expectations - wealthier, fast-changing neighborhoods are facing stiff increases, and many large commercial properties will see big drops in their bills. Some hikes are jaw-dropping. --snip-- It amounts to a massive redistribution of the city's property tax burden, and the stakes for both homeowners and politicians could...
  • Pistorius may have beaten girlfriend with bat before shooting her

    02/17/2013 10:04:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/17/13 | LEONARD GREENE
    “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius may have beat his girlfriend with a cricket bat before shooting her to death in his South Africa home, according to a new report. -snip- "There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was," a source with inside knowledge of the case told City Press. As well as bullet wounds to the head, arm, hand and hip, Steenkamp suffered a “crushed” skull, according to the South African paper.
  • The Obama Kiss of Death claims another business

    02/17/2013 10:01:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | John Hayward
    Remember Ray's Hell Burgers, the burger joint Obama visited a couple of times early in his first term? Dead. Kaput. The latest victims of the Obama Kiss of Death, in which seemingly every business he personally visits - especially those he touts as New Economy success stories - goes bankrupt. Sometimes this is understandable, as in the case of those green energy losers he keeps picking. But other times it really does seem like a curse.
  • Hagel 2005: OK To Hold Up Confirmation If 'Serious Allegations' Not Answered

    02/17/2013 9:43:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | staff
    "On Bolton: You know that we had a committee meeting to vote him out [i.e. to the full Senate]. You know that we decided to take three additional weeks to investigate the new allegations and charges that have come in. I said, at the time, on the record, in the committee, and many times publicly: these are very serious allegations, and they deserve serious attention. And we should not move forward until we address these allegations....I have always taken the approach, and I think in the nine years I have been in the Senate I have only voted against one...
  • NYT GOES BIRTHER: ATTACKS 'CANADIAN-BORN' CRUZ, CALLS HIM 'MCCARTHYITE'

    02/17/2013 6:52:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 88 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Feb 16 , 2013 | Tony Lee & Stephen K. Bannon
    Liberals, the mainstream media, and establishment Republicans often reveal which conservatives they fear by their level of disdain and vitriol. This week, they put their crosshairs on freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a Tea Party conservative of Hispanic descent who undermines the mainstream media's ability to advance their false notion that being a minority and Tea Partier are mutually exclusive. He is a conservative who showed no desire to defer to the Senate's "courtly" ways, the preferences of the institution's old bulls. The sinking ship that is the New York Times, the so-called paper of record, provided evidence of...
  • Report: President Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods

    02/17/2013 9:24:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama is golfing in Florida Sunday with Tiger Woods, according to a press report. The news was first reported by Tim Rosaforte, a writer for Golf World. "The President is arriving at The Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round," Rosaforte said on Twitter. Read
  • How is MoveOn.org gun owner ‘a proud defender of the Second Amendment’?

    02/17/2013 9:19:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Examinier ^ | 2/17/13 | David Codrea
    The “progressive” activist group MoveOn.org posted a television commercial to You Tube yesterday featuring a self-proclaimed gun rights proponent warning politicians of electoral consequences if they don’t support more “gun control” laws. “The six-figure ad buy is running for a week on national cable and will air during the Sunday morning political talk shows,” The Hill reported. "I'm a gun owner and a proud defender of the Second Amendment, but for years I've watched Congress take money from the NRA and then oppose any kind of reform that helps keep us safe," a man identified in the video as Ohio...
  • SNL Mocks Jesus with Violent, Bloody Skit

    02/17/2013 8:56:06 AM PST · by LSUfan · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Feb 13 | Todd Starnes
    The following is what passes for entertainment on NBC. Saturday Night Live aired this sketch last night — just four days into Lent. The segment was a fake movie trailer depicting a Quentin Tarantino-style Jesus returning to get revenge. It’s called, “Djesus Uncrossed.” “Critics are calling it a less violent ‘Passion of the Christ,’” the announcer said. “I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word.” The trailer featured Jesus and the Apostles gunning down scores of Romans. At one point the Jesus character slices a man’s head in half.
  • Tim Tebow to Speak at Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Church [Hatred for Christians Continues in Media]

    02/17/2013 8:53:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to speak at a megachurch in Dallas whose pastor has spoken out against Muslims, Jews, Mormons and members of the LGBT community. Tebow is listed as a special guest at one of the First Baptist Church's morning services on April 28, according to its website. The church is led by Evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress, who has previously denounced non-Christian religions such as Islam, Judaism and Mormonism. Leading up to the most recent presidential election, Jeffress warned parishioners that re-electing President Barack Obama would "lead to the rise of the Antichrist," according to...
  • The Minority Youth Unemployment Act

    02/17/2013 8:47:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 2/15/2013
    In the real world, setting a floor under the price of labor creates winners and losers. Some workers will get a $1.75 raise. Great. But others—typically the least educated and skilled—will be priced out of the job market and their pay won't rise to $9. It will be zero. University of California at Irvine economist David Neumark has looked at more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage, and he says the White House claim of de minimis job losses "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence." About 85% of the studies "find a negative employment effect on...
  • Fighter jets chases down small planes near Obama's Florida resort

    02/16/2013 10:19:30 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 17 2013
    Fighter jets intercepted two small planes that violated flight restrictions set up in Florida for President Barack Obama's visit. The first, a Cessna 152 ... The military's North American Aerospace Defense Command sent a F-16 fighter jet and a Coast Guard helicopter to intercept the plane, he said.The F-16 flew with the plane until it landed at Witham Field in nearby Stuart... Five hours later, F-16s intercepted a Lancair 320, a smaller craft that seats two passengers
  • Rep. Paul Broun: I was the first to call Obama a socialist

    02/17/2013 8:31:20 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) boasted in a fundraising letter that he was the first member of Congress to call President Obama a “socialist who embraces Marxist-Leninist policies,” according to text acquired by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “As a Member of the House of Representatives for the last few years, I have fought tooth-and-nail against President Obama's agenda at every turn,” the letter reads in part. “I was the first Member of Congress to call him a socialist who embraces Marxist-Leninist policies like government control of health care and redistribution of wealth.” Broun, who is running to fill the Georgia Senate...
  • Pope Benedict XVI's resignation: A drama that beats any Dan Brown plot

    02/17/2013 8:25:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    After the initial shock came the speculation. Pope Benedict XVI surprised even his closest advisers on Monday by announcing that he was standing down, but within hours the Vatican was awash, not just with the inevitable talk of who would succeed him, but also with whispers about the “real story” behind the first papal resignation in over 600 years. Once the curia – or Vatican bureaucracy – started chewing it over, the theories it spat out were quickly flying around what the papal historian John Cornwell has characterised as “a palace of gossipy eunuchs”. And from there it is one...
  • Jo Ann Newman: Far From Dead, Far From Gone

    02/17/2013 7:35:28 AM PST · by ABrit · 169 replies
    TERRIBLE TRUTH ^ | November 25, 2011 | Martha Trowbridge
    "...despicably claiming his mother is dead – to keep her far from prying eyes. For, America, the Truth is: the Mother of “Barack Obama’ is far from dead, far from obese, and far from ‘folksy’. She’s been far from Indonesia, too. All these years, The Mother of America’s “President” has been here, in America,... Jo Ann Newman, living, clearly living, for years and years, though her son has pronounced her dead. ...For, since they met in the 1950′s, for the sake of Malcolm’s reputation, Jo Ann sacrificed public recognition of her role as his lover and mother of his child....
  • Rocky Mountain Gun Show Comes To South Point

    02/17/2013 7:26:15 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    KLAS TV LAS VEGAS ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Brian Brennan,
    Firearm and ammunition sales around the country are sky rocketing as the gun control debate rages on. Organizers of a gun show at the South Point Casino are expecting record numbers this weekend They say about 190 vendors are there and they expect over 12,000 people before closing time Sunday. Jim Sobczak came to the show for ammunition, but didn't want to wait in the 3 hour long line. "Lot of panic buying," he said. Before leaving Sobczak said he was against any increase in gun control regulation. "That's not stopping the criminals now. They're still getting guns," he said....
  • Fracking Way to Achieve Climate Change Goals

    02/17/2013 7:17:53 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 2 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 16, 2013 | Robin McKie
    America will only achieve the ambitious climate change goals outlined by President Barack Obama last week by encouraging wide-scale fracking for natural gas over the next few years. That is the advice of one of the nation's senior scientists, Professor William Press, a member of the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Fracking – known officially as hydraulic fracturing – involves pumping high-pressure water through underground rocks to release natural gas trapped deep underground. It is believed that there are vast reserves of these subterranean gas fields across the US. Thousands of wells have already been drilled in...
  • Gun Control Advocates & Liberal Media Bias Evident in Coverage of Mass Shootings

    02/17/2013 7:14:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 16 February, 2013 | Winston Dorian
    When you look at recent mass shootings that have occurred recently there is one specific incident that is very rarely if ever mentioned by the liberal media and Gun Control advocates. The Ft. Hood Shooting is never cited or discussed or even mentioned by the Anti's and Gun grabbers like Bloomberg, Schumer, Boxer, Feinstein, McCarthy or Cuomo. They only cite the Tucson, Aurora and Sandy Hook events as reason to restrict law abiding citizens their rights. WHY? One must make a few assumptions to uncover why they rarely if ever cite the Ft. Hood mass shooting in their quest to...
  • Jewish Home and Yesh Atid form united front

    02/17/2013 7:13:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/17/2013 | GABE FISHER
    The Jewish Home and Yesh Atid parties have entered into a strategic alliance and notified Likud-Beytenu coalition negotiators that the two parties will either enter the government together or retire to the opposition. Both parties are intent on legislating the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis into military or national service, a move rejected by the ultra-Orthodox parties, making coalition talks extremely challenging for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In response to the alliance, reported by the Hebrew media Sunday, a senior Likud source involved in the coalition negotiations accused the national-religious Jewish Home party of “voter fraud,” for forming an agreement with...
  • Rep. Paul Broun Leads in GA Senate Race

    02/17/2013 7:04:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 10 replies
    Harper Polling has just cut loose its first poll in Georgia’s 2014 race for U.S. Senate, showing three Republican members of Congress in a tight bunch: In the Republican primary election for the open seat of Senator Saxby Chambliss, the race is wide open. The field is stacked with Members of Congress. In a state with 14 congressional districts, a Congressman’s statewide name identification is low and his support is confined early on to his district. However, if the field has 6 credible candidates, 35% could win the primary. Congressmen Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Tom Price, and Jack Kingston are...
  • Federal case outlines how guns made their way from Indiana to Chicago (barf alert)

    02/17/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 213 | Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner
    "Twenty-five more in four hours," Tanksley told his customer, who was secretly working for law enforcement and recording the conversation. "Give me $5,000 and you can put your order in then. I'll get you whatever, give me a list." As Tanksley, who police say has ties to a Chicago street gang, made his sales pitch, David Lewisbey was stocking up on more weapons at a gun show 40 miles away in Crown Point, Ind., one of several trips he made across the state border and back in little more than a day, according to federal authorities
  • Achieve Ye This Goal ... Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 6:53:08 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • Achieve Ye This Goal ... Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 6:53:08 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • Are We Still At War?

    02/17/2013 6:48:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Congress should update its military-force authorization. We remain a nation at peril, but are we still a nation at war? In his State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled, yet again, that the war in Afghanistan is effectively over. Soon, in fact, it will be over by any honest measure: The presence of American troops will be halved to 34,000 in the coming months, and erased entirely by December 31, 2014. On this arbitrarily chosen date, the president claims, we will “achieve our core objective of defeating the core of al-Qaeda.” This was just rhetorical fluff. The core of...
  • PA:Gun Buyback Met With Competition In Bensalem

    02/17/2013 6:46:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | 7 February, 2013 | NA
    BENSALEM, Pa. - A gun buyback program in Bensalem Township was met with some competition. People lined up to turn in their unwanted weapons Wednesday night. Township officials offered between $50 and $200 for each weapon. They say they hope the buyback will reduce gun violence in the township. Outside, a group of gun advocates set up a table offering a better price to people carrying high-quality weapons.
  • ABC: Vatican Trial Balloon Shot Down 'Faster Than Old-School Nun Might Rap You On Knuckles'

    02/17/2013 6:41:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    ABC News reporter David Wright chose an odd metaphor to describe criticism of the possible timing of the selection of Pope Benedict XVI's successor. Wright, speaking live from the Vatican on today's Good Morning America, reported that yesterday the Vatican spokesman had floated a trial balloon suggesting that the conclave to choose a new Pope could be moved up from its originally established date of March 15th. Continued Wright: "but in other quarters of the Church, that trial balloon is being shot down faster than an old-school nun might rap you on the knuckles." View the video here.
  • Investigators recover Lanza computer data

    02/17/2013 6:27:43 AM PST · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    ctpost ^ | 2/16 | John Pirro, Michael P. Mayko and Ken Dixon
    NEWTOWN -- Investigators have succeeded in recovering some data from one of the damaged hard drives in a computer used by Adam Lanza and have subpoenaed computers of people they believe were in contact with the Sandy Hook mass murderer, a law enforcement source said Friday. Another smashed hard drive is still being reconstructed by technicians with the U.S. Department of Defense, the source said. Authorities are particularly interested in what relationships Lanza had within the online and video game community, hoping there may be clues about what provoked him to shoot his mother to death, then kill 20 first-graders...
  • ID:Estimated 1,000 raise arms in protest of gun control

    02/17/2013 6:26:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    localnews8.com ^ | 16 February, 2013 | Caleb James
    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of Idaho Falls in support of 2nd Amendment rights on Saturday. The group's organizers say the massive demonstration isn't exclusively about guns -- it's about freedom. “Are all of you Americans?” shouted organizer Chad Christensen, to a resounding response from the crowd. The large crowd crossed the Broadway Bridge in downtown Idaho Falls in a trek from the Bonneville County courthouse to the Shilo Inn. “This isn't about guns, I believe,” said Christensen. “It's about our freedom and our liberty and our childrens’ future.” Through city streets, marchers...
  • NRA chief David Keene, a gentleman who sticks to his guns

    02/17/2013 6:25:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 17 feb 2013 | Craig gilbert
    Fairfax, Va. - For the leader of what may be the most polarizing interest group in America, National Rifle Association chief David Keene is a genial hard-liner. He loves guns. He loves politics. He loves talking - even with journalists, who are viewed in gun circles as overwhelmingly hostile to their cause. The son of pro-labor Wisconsin Democrats, Keene grew into one of Washington, D.C.'s ultimate conservative insiders, a Goldwater-Nixon-Agnew-Reagan-Dole Republican, a lobbyist, strategist and lifelong political player. He enjoys the fray, and now he's in a big one. Keene jokes about getting death threats from people who can't shoot,...
  • Mich. defendant raps answers to judge (Video - good for a laugh)

    02/17/2013 5:50:30 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 3 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 7, 2013
    A Michigan man with a lengthy criminal rap sheet decided to treat his video arraignment like an audition by freestyling his responses to charges of threatening to kill his girlfriend
  • House Dems grouse about recess vote (Hussein's sequestration plan about to go into affect)

    02/17/2013 5:43:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/15/13 | KATE NOCERA
    Democrats hammered Republicans for voting to go into recess Friday and accused them of willfully avoiding coming up with a plan to avert the sequester. “The Democrats tried to stop the Republicans from leaving, but 220 Republicans voted to adjourn, that means we have four legislative days left to avoid the across the board cuts,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters. “They manufacture a crisis and then instead of trying to avert that crisis they go on a nine day recess. Why?" **SNIP** “The Republicans are poised to shut down government, the Republicans are poised to let sequestration go forward,...
  • PC Crazy!

    02/17/2013 5:42:57 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 6 replies
    The University of Missouri is going to recognize Wiccan and pagan holidays--"so no one feels left out." But, whatever you do, DON'T SAY "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
  • Rubio: Reported Obama immigration plan ‘dead on arrival’

    02/17/2013 5:13:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday panned a reported immigration reform proposal from President Obama, saying it would be “dead on arrival” in Congress. “If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come,” said Rubio in a statement. His response followed a report in USA Today on Saturday which said the Obama administration has prepared a draft plan that includes a provision to allow illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. The proposal would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant”...
  • Rubio's Water Scandal or Obama's Criminal Activity?

    02/17/2013 4:52:49 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Tea Party EMail | 2/16/2013 | Staff
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified at hearings before House and Senate committees recently. The hearings were largely tense affairs that had Clinton on the defensive for much of the time. In the aftermath of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, the Obama Administration and State Department stuck by an unlikely narrative that the obvious terrorist attack was the result of a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video that got out of hand. The pushing of this narrative in conjunction with the State Department’s unwillingness to act on requests...
  • Shootout at Inkster tax preparation business caught on camera (AR vs. Handgun)

    02/17/2013 4:50:19 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    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...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 February 2013

    02/17/2013 4:36:24 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 17 February 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 17th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.;...
  • Second Gun Buyback Nets 42 Weapons

    02/17/2013 3:57:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    local12.com ^ | 12 February, 2013 | NA
    Organizers say they know the gun collections are just a drop into the bucket but they're hoping to save lives. "People who are coming out are people who realize we're not trying take away their 2nd amendment. We're just trying to make it safe for our children and grandchildren who to live at home with grandparents... Or documented or registered the right way." Also in front of the church were people offering to buy the guns off of people before they reached the buyback event. No word if anyone sold their guns. The guns turned into the buyback will be...
  • Russia meteor virtually impossible to see coming - Current and planned efforts focus on larger...

    02/17/2013 1:01:22 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Science News ^ | February 15, 2013 | Andrew Grant
    Current and planned efforts focus on larger objects Scientists have begun piecing together the characteristics of the meteor that exploded over Russia on the morning of February 15, using data from seismic instruments that track earthquakes and microphones designed to detect sonic booms from nuclear explosions. Unlike the asteroid DA14, which narrowly but predictably missed Earth later that day, the meteor was too small to detect before its contrail appeared in the dawn skies over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Yet even an object too small to detect can produce an impressive amount of destruction. The meteor was 15 meters...
  • Pop Vitamin C Tablets, Get a Kidney Stone

    02/16/2013 11:50:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 64 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | February 8, 2013 | Alex B. Berezow
    Vitamin supplements are popular items these days. Vitamin C is particularly popular in the winter, when people pop tablets at the first sign of a cold. However, data indicates that vitamin C doesn't actually prevent colds, but long-term use may slightly reduce the severity or duration of a cold when you do catch one. So, should we all start popping vitamin C tablets every day? Probably not. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that men who took 1,000-mg tablets of vitamin C were twice as likely to develop kidney stones as men who did not take vitamin C...
  • Islamist Militia Behind Benghazi Attack Makes a Comeback, Obama Golfs

    02/16/2013 11:33:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 2/16/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama said that he was going to get the folks who did this, he apparently meant jailing the filmmaker who made a Mohammed movie, not the Muslim killers of four Americans. With that job done, he went on yet another golfing vacation. And in Benghazi, the Islamist militia behind the attack is taking power in the city once again. After the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission last fall that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead, the Islamist militia widely accused of leading the assault all but disappeared amid a popular backlash.
  • IRAN ADAPTS TO WESTERN SANCTIONS... OR DOES IT?

    02/16/2013 9:13:51 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    AFPC Iranian Democracy Monitor ^ | 2/6/2013 | Ilan Berman
    Due to a strong demand from China and an expansion of its tanker fleet, Iran has begun to adapt to sanctions levied against it by the United States and Europe. In December, Iran’s crude oil exports rose to 1.4 million barrels per day—the highest level seen since the European Union’s imposition of a ban on Iranian oil last summer. Iran’s efforts have been buoyed in large part by consistent Chinese demand for crude, which has made the PRC an indispensable energy partner for the Iranian regime. Over the past two weeks, Iran’s struggling national currency, the rial, has taken another...
  • Egypt’s police to get 100,000 9mm pistols

    02/16/2013 9:05:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2013 3:13 PM EST | Aya Batrawi
    An Egyptian security official said Saturday that the interior ministry has agreed to purchase 100,000 new 9mm pistols after low-ranking policemen went on strike demanding greater firepower to defend themselves against increased lawlessness. The announcement ended five days of strikes by thousands of low-ranking policemen that threatened to further unravel security in the Arab world’s most populous nation, two years after the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. It is also likely to provoke a new wave of criticism against the interior ministry by rights groups and activists who accuse police of using excessive force against unarmed protesters and carrying...
  • Belarus: Riot on a club in Minsk: 40 gays detained

    02/16/2013 8:56:48 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Last night in Minsk police in civilian burst into the Club 6A. The police checked passports and detained about 40 people to verify their identities. All of them were taken to the police department. The police told the detained that the riot had been held to control the leader of the organization GayBelarus Siargei Andrasienka who, according to the police, “does the things he shouldn’t do.” Two weeks ago, at the passport control at the Polish-Belarusian border in Brest the customs police took Siargei Andrasienka’s passport and still haven’t left it back. One of the guests of the club, who...
  • Belarus Rejects Registration Of Homosexual Rights Center

    02/16/2013 8:49:28 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 2/14/2013 | RFE/RL
    The Belarusian Justice Ministry has refused to legally register a homosexual rights organization in Minsk. The organization's website -- gaybelarus.by -- published part of a letter from the ministry explaining the decision. It stated "the organization does not have in its charter any clauses on supporting social maturity and comprehensive development of the Belarusian youth." The organization's charter states its major activities will be linked to defending the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals. Organizations cannot legally operate unless they are registered with the Justice Ministry. The group plans to appeal the Justice Ministry's decision to the country's Supreme Court....
  • Emeryville Chief of Police makes outrageous statement (video included)

    02/16/2013 8:41:55 PM PST · by Yogafist · 38 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Kurtis Helena
    “One issue that always boggles my mind is that the idea that a gun is a defensive weapon, that is a myth. A gun is not a defensive weapon. A gun is an offensive weapon used to intimidate and show power. Police officers don’t carry a gun as a defensive weapon to defend themselves or their other officers
  • What Happens To A Financial System When Its Two Biggest Pillars Collapse?

    02/16/2013 7:58:43 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-16-2013 | Graham Summers
    What Happens To A Financial System When Its Two Biggest Pillars Collapse? Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt CrisisFebruary 16, 2013 - 10:32 PM GMT By: Graham Summers Those EU leaders who have yet to be implicated in scandals are not faring much better than their more corrupt counterparts. In France, socialist Prime Minister Francois Hollande, has proven yet again that socialism doesn’t work by chasing after the wealthy and trying to grow France’s public sector… when the public sector already accounts for 56% of French employment. France was already suffering from a lack of competitiveness. Now that wealthy businesspeople are fleeing...
  • Congresswoman: Global Warming 'Will Destroy' Maryland

    02/16/2013 7:55:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 97 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – A group of House Democrats labeling themselves the Safe Climate Caucus held a press conference today to warn that if Congress does not address global warming, the country could face dire consequences, including detrimental effects to California wines and an end to Vermont skiing. One Democratic representative even worried that global warming could destroy the state of Maryland. “If we do nothing about what is happening, it will destroy our economy, it will destroy our state, and it will have a broad impact not just here in this country but around the world,” Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)...