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  • Is Obama overplaying sequester hand?

    02/22/2013 2:56:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 2/22/13 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and JAKE SHERMAN
    ...Obama’s greatest adversary in the latest budget battle isn’t the Republican leadership in Congress — it’s his confidence in his own ability to force a win. He has been so certain of his campaign skills that he didn’t open a line of communication with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell until Thursday, a week before the spending ax hits. And when they did finally hear from Obama, the calls were perfunctory, with no request to step up negotiations or invitations to the White House. ...In the last two days alone, he’s courted local TV anchors, called...
  • US denied direct access to Benghazi suspect held in Egypt

    02/22/2013 2:19:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2013 | Catherine Herridge
    The U.S. has been denied direct access to the only publicly known suspect in custody in connection with the Benghazi terror attack, Fox News has learned, with U.S. interrogators still unable to sit in the same room as the Egypt-held prisoner to ask questions. Abu Ahmed, also known as Mohammed Jamal, is suspected of establishing Islamist training camps in Eastern Libya where militants who took part in the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack were able to train. Ahmed is not suspected of directly taking part in the attack which left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead. But this is...
  • Ending long break, White House and Republicans renew budget talks

    02/22/2013 1:36:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:04pm EST | Mark Felsenthal
    After weeks without talks on the U.S. budget crisis, President Barack Obama called Republican leaders on Thursday to discuss the harsh “sequestration” cuts to government spending due to begin in just over a week. In what might be just the start of long negotiations to prevent the $85 billion in cuts, Obama spoke to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The conversations were “good,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said, but he declined to provide details. A McConnell spokesman said it was the first outreach from Obama since the New Year’s Eve “fiscal cliff”...
  • US, Chinese Plans for Rail Links with Central Asia Reducing Russia’s Influence

    02/22/2013 12:43:42 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    United States plans to link the countries of Central Asia by new rail lines with Afghanistan. At the same time, Washington opposes neither the construction of a railway corridor from Central Asia through Iran, nor Chinese extensions of its national rail system into the area. Nevertheless, according to analysts at the Moscow Strategic Culture Foundation, these overlapping transportation development projects threaten to spark a new “railroad war” in the Central Asian region—one that in the absence of counter-efforts by the Russian Federation is likely to result in a sharp reduction of Moscow’s influence over the countries there. Washington’s plan is...
  • What Free Republic, and All Americans are up against.

    02/21/2013 8:32:43 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 20 replies
    <p>This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the immensely wealthy charitable foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and causes. These foundations -- sometimes called endowments or charitable trusts -- are nongovernmental, nonprofit entities whose assets are provided by donors and managed by their (the foundations') own officials, who earmark portions of their assets each year for what they consider to be socially useful purposes. Most of these foundations can be classified under the following categories: Community Foundations, which build their endowments through contributions from many donors within a given geographic region, and typically focus on local needs Corporate Foundations, which are private foundations established by for-profit corporations but legally separate from the parent corporations 

Family Foundations, in which the original donor or the donor's family plays a significant role in governing the foundation 

Independent Foundations, which are private foundations, usually endowed by one source such as an individual's bequest

 Operating Foundations, which are private foundations that use most of their income to provide charitable services or programs of their own, rather than making grants to outside organizations 

Public Foundations, which are public charities that operate significant grantmaking programs The DiscoverTheNetworks database currently identifies and profiles more than 125 major foundations whose political and philanthropic orientations are generally leftist, and whose combined assets exceed $100 billion. Some of the foundations described in this section are so large that they have single-handedly shaped entire cultural and political movements. (See, for example, the Ford Foundation's role in underwriting The Open Borders Lobby.</p>
  • The Gun Control Movement's Dangerous Incompetence

    02/21/2013 11:20:27 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/20/13 | William A Levinson
    "Dangerous incompetence" means exactly that: ignorance, negligence, and/or dereliction of duty that endangers human life and safety. A medical quack who prescribes medications for patients he has never seen, or without going to medical school and passing a licensing examination, is a prime example. Equally dangerous incompetence, of the kind that can kill people, pervades the gun control movement. Dangerous Incompetence Regarding Armed Self-Defense Senator Dianne Feinstein and Governor Andrew Cuomo, like any medical quack who prescribes drugs for real or imaginary illnesses, think they know how many bullets a person might reasonably need for self-defense against one or more...
  • Jerusalem preparing Obama ice sculpture

    02/21/2013 10:55:35 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 51 replies
    Israel News (Ynetnews.com) ^ | Published: 02.20.13, 13:54 | Itamar Eichner
    >>> An initiative by Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat intends to take advantage of the wide coverage to unleash a public relations barrage and to present to them "Jerusalem's other side." According to the plan, journalists will be taken on tours around Jerusalem and will visit the main historical sites, such as City of David and the Western Wall Tunnel. They will also be taken to an Israel Museum's exhibition about King Herod and to the Ice City, where they will see a custom built ice sculptor in Obama's image. <<<
  • IRAQI SUNNIS INSPIRED BY ARAB SPRING

    02/21/2013 10:45:18 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 2/14/2013 | Jeff Smith & Sirena Dib
    Sunni protesters in Iraq are taking to the streets by the tens of thousands in weekly protests that have so far remained peaceful, but carry the risk of deteriorating into violence at any time. The protests began in the Sunni-dominated town of Fallujah, a hotbed of insurgency during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Protesters have demanded the resignation of Shi’ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. When the U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq over a year ago, Iraq’s Sunnis were disenchanted with what they saw as an inequitable distribution of power in Baghdad in favor of the country’s Shi’ite majority,...
  • Biden warns anti-gun control lawmakers will pay a price

    02/21/2013 10:41:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | February 21, 2013
    Just miles from the site of the Newtown school massacre, Vice President Joe Biden warned Thursday that US politicians would pay a price if they refuse to back measures to stem gun violence. Biden said in Danbury, Connecticut that there had been a change in American politics which made it less risky for lawmakers to back the kind of legislation the White House is pushing Congress to pass. "What I say to my colleagues who will watch this and listen to this, I say to you if you're concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival...
  • Organizing for Action targets GOP lawmakers in first ad buy

    02/21/2013 10:29:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    latimes.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matea Gold
    WASHINGTON -- Four California Republican House members are among 16 GOP legislators being targeted by a pro-Obama advocacy group in a new online ad campaign urging them to back a more robust background check system for gun sales. Reps. Jeff Denham, Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, Gary G. Miller and David Valadao are among those featured in the banner ads, which begin running Friday on the websites of local news outlets such as the Modesto Bee and Santa Clarita Valley Signal. The ads, tailored with the photos and Twitter handle of each member of Congress, call on them to support universal...
  • Russia: Corruption’s staggering cost

    02/21/2013 10:21:29 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 2/18/2013 | Amanda Pitrof, ed.
    Corruption cost Russia an estimated $211.5 billion between 1994 and 2011, according to a report released by Global Financial Integrity, a U.S.-based research and advocacy organization. Even more staggering is the $552.9 billion that flowed illegally into the Russian economy in the same 18-year span. The report goes on to estimate the size of the country’s underground economy at nearly 46% of GDP annually over the same period. According to World Bank experts, this statistic makes Russia’s underground economy 3.5 times larger than corresponding G-7 economies like the U.S., France, and Canada. For every 1% increase in the size of...
  • 57 Terrible Consequences Of The Sequester

    02/21/2013 10:20:31 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Go.com ^ | Chris Good
    57 Terrible Consequences Of The Sequester By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) February 21, 2013 If the heads of 20 federal agencies are to be believed, disastrous consequences await if President Obama and Congress fail to reach a budget deal, triggering the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as "sequestration." Those cuts are slated to begin March 1, and earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee asked agency heads to explain what would happen in such a scenario. In separate letters to Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., they warned of terrible things: Greater risk of wildfires, fewer OSHA inspections and a risk of more...
  • Cutting The Iran-China Connection

    02/21/2013 10:11:37 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 2/14/2013 | Ilan Berman
    Cutting The Iran-China ConnectionBy Ilan BermanThe American February 14, 2013 Just what will it take to bring Iran’s nuclear ambitions to heel? The past year has seen a dramatic expansion of economic pressure against the Iranian regime by the United States and Europe, all with a single-minded purpose: to ratchet up the costs to Iran of its stubborn atomic endeavor.Yet Iran’s economy, though undeniably ailing, remains afloat. True, Iranian officials have admitted that their country’s energy trade has constricted by nearly half as a result of U.S. and European sanctions, costing the Islamic Republic around $100 million daily. But...
  • GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert: Guns Are Necessary To Protect Against Sharia Law

    02/21/2013 10:02:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told a conservative radio host this afternoon that he believes Americans must be allowed to own firearms to protect against the growing threat of “sharia law.” Appearing on web-radio show The Voice of Freedom, Gohmert argued that Congress ought to vote down any restrictive new gun regulations because American gun-owners need their firearms as a defense against Muslims who want to subvert the United States Constitution with the Islamic moral/political code. “[The Second Amendment] is for our protection and the Founders’ quotes make that very, very clear. Including against a government that would run amuck,” he...
  • Gun-Hating Martin Bashir Praises Man Who Defends Obama Murals With An AR-15

    02/21/2013 9:56:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Marcus Davis, a Houston, Texas-based restaurant owner, defends murals of Barack Obama painted on the exterior of his establishment with an AR-15. Even though he is aware of this, Martin Bashir - one of MSNBC's most vocal gun control advocates - praised the proprietor of The Breakfast Klub during a lengthy interview Thursday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): As Bashir predictably praised his guest - even comparing the defacement of these murals to Obama's struggles with his political detractors! - he eventually said, "But thinking of your willingness to protect this mural, Mr. Davis, we also know that...
  • High school teacher 'refused to mark students' assignments because they mentioned guns (Texas)

    02/21/2013 9:42:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 21, 2013
    A high school English teacher has refused to grade two students' papers because they mentioned guns. Marshall Williams and Alex Wright, seniors at Denton High School in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, said the teacher, Dewey Christian, set an assignment to write a report about anything they wanted. Williams referenced a trip he had taken to the Fort Worth gun show, while Wright recounted a hunting trip, but both said the papers did not describe shooting guns. 'I said, "Me and my mum went to buy a gun" and as soon as he heard the word gun he told me to sit...
  • ACU ANNOUNCES 2012 RATINGS OF CONGRESS

    02/21/2013 9:29:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    American Conservative Union ^ | 2-21-2013 | Press Release
    ACU Announces 2012 Ratings of Congress Published: February 21, 2013Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas today announced the 2012 ACU Ratings of Congress, the 42nd edition of the conservative ratings guide. Since 1971, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues. The full 2012 ACU Ratings of Congress guide is now available online at conservative.org.“For the past 42 years, through the Congressional and now the State Ratings, the American Conservative Union has set the standard...
  • Obama Says 75% of the American People Agree With Him

    02/21/2013 9:17:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/21/13 | Debra Heine
    In response to Obama: Cuts that Hurt the Economy are GOP's Raison D'etre: Several outlets are noting Obama's comments on Al Sharpton's radio show, but the Free Beacon was kind enough to put it on You Tube... (Trying to wrap my head around the fact that the President of the United States went on that ridiculous race hustler's radio show...ugh...so mortifying.) But just listen to Obama. He says 75% of the American people agree with him, that the way to reduce our deficit sensibly is through his combination of spending cuts and tax revenue (but mostly tax revenue), as if...
  • 3D Printing Revolution: the Complex Reality

    02/21/2013 8:45:17 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 39 replies
    Make ^ | February 14, 2013 | Michal Zalewski
    This miniature, high-precision assembly started with a CAD model and not much more. It cost about $10 to make it at home – with no 3D printer required.In the past couple of years, the concept of low-cost 3D printing has captured the hearts and minds of millions of geeks. The allure of an upcoming manufacturing revolution has seeped into the mainstream, too: take The Economist, which ran about two dozen articles about this technology within the last year alone. Something must be in the air! The charm of 3D printing is easy to understand, especially as it coincides with the...
  • AP Caves Into Gay PC: 'His Husband' and 'Her Wife' Are Now Accepted Stylebook Terms

    02/21/2013 8:44:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/21/13 | Tim Graham
    After overwrought pressure from the usual gay "anti-defamation" lobbyists, the Associated Press has caved in and made another new statement approving the use of "his husband" and "her wife" in news stories. as if they've taken a stand for neutrality, instead of rewriting the gender dictionary. "Victory!" was the headline on several gay websites as AP issued a new entry in its AP Stylebook Online, and is scheduled to appear in the 2013 print and mobile additions: husband, wife Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or...
  • MSNBC boldly moves to plug its one remaining hole--hiring Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod

    02/21/2013 8:39:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 19 February 2013 15.12 EST | Glenn Greenwald
    A Pew poll found that in the week leading up to the 2012 election, MSNBC did not air a single story critical of the President or a single positive story about Romney - not a single one - even as Fox aired a few negative ones about Romney and a few positive ones about Obama. Meanwhile, Obama campaign aides who appeared on MSNBC were typically treated with greater deference than that shown to the British Queen when one of her most adoring subjects is in her presence for the first time. Surveying this assembled data, one does not need to...
  • In sensitivity training, USDA employees recite 'If we work for a federal agency, we've

    02/21/2013 8:27:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/13 | Caroline May
    Additional clips of a United States Department of Agriculture sensitivity training class feature USDA employees being told to recite, “If we work for a federal agency, we’ve discriminated in the past.” The clips, released by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch Thursday evening, are the second installation of revealing footage obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) request the organization made last May. According to Judicial Watch, the documents reveal the sensitivity training was delivered to USDA employees at least 16 times last year in an attempt to boost employees’ “emotional intelligence.”
  • On a hunch, fishermen find crash site, 2 sisters

    02/21/2013 8:20:13 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:32 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013 | By STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As their mother lay dead in the middle of the night, a 4-year-old Oregon girl dragged her seriously injured younger sister from a crashed car and the two huddled under a blanket — and waited. [...] The girls finally got help after two commercial fishermen spotted what appeared from a distance to be a basketball-sized gash in an alder tree along State Highway 401 between Astoria, Ore., and Naselle, Wash. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/On-a-hunch-fishermen-find-crash-site-2-sisters-4298227.php#ixzz2Lay8rQ3U
  • New NRA ad: Politicians 'don't rule' Americans or 'give us rights' (This is a great ad)

    02/21/2013 8:13:17 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | February 20, 2013 | NRA
    A new NRA ad that highlights comments made by President Obama and former President Bill Clinton reminds politicians that they do not "rule" Americans, nor "give" Americans rights, The Blaze reported Wednesday. "In a recent closed-door speech to donors, politicians and media, Bill Clinton spoke about American gun owners: 'A lot of these people … all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing,'" the ad says. "And we all remember Barack Obama’s 2008 comments to a room of San Francisco elites: 'It’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion,'" the ad continues. "The arrogance...
  • Gowdy Devastates White House NLRB Appointees Talking Points & Big Labor Witness

    02/21/2013 8:11:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/13 | Right2WorkCommittee
    It wasn't surprising that Big Labor Democrats would choose a labor union lawyer to present the White House talking points to justify his unconstitutional appointments of National Labor Relations Board members. However, when the labor concluded her opening remarks saying that congress having hearing regarding unconstitutional appointments made them shills for the 1%, she lost a lot of credibility. If she any credibility left after her opening statements, it was soon to be destroyed as were the White House talking points that she was shilling. Elizabeth Reynolds the lawyer from Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy was questioned by South Carolina Congressman...
  • Howie Carr: Clueless fops (at the Boston Globe) wonder why they’re tanking

    02/21/2013 8:09:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 21, 2013 | Howie Carr
    Who in his right mind would ever buy The Boston Globe? Maybe the physical plant of the “newspaper” on Morrissey Boulevard, but the actual product? Let me put it another way: When was the last time you bought an actual copy of The Boston Globe? Why would you, it only encourages them. Has ever a publication fallen so far, so fast? It’s the Carnival Triumph of the newspaper business. It’s the Patriots in the second half against the Ravens. It’s Tim Murray in his jammies, flooring his state Crown Vic as the stone wall looms up ahead. [Snip] Everybody at...
  • Iran move to speed up nuclear program troubles West

    02/21/2013 8:00:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:48pm EST | Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week. In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the central town of Natanz. They were not yet operating. If launched successfully, such machines could enable Iran to speed up significantly its accumulation of material that the West fears could be used to devise...
  • Christiane Amanpour: Happy birthday, President Mugabe!

    02/21/2013 7:59:29 PM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    I’m trying to imagine Amanpour giving an equally non-judgmental and upbeat birthday tribute to, say, John Boehner. Amanpour tweeted birthday wishes for the 89-year-old Zimbabwe leader along with this online video, which is one dash news report but mostly sounds like a toast at someone’s 33 Years of Brutal Power-Mongering Party. Amanpour’s intro encompasses the tone pretty well: “Imagine a world leader four years older than the Pope who’s been in power for 33 years and shows no sign of calling it quits,” Amanpour said. “Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, is 89 today, and celebrated modestly by his standards — with...
  • White House refuses to hand over secret documents on drone killings to 'ensure the confirmation

    02/21/2013 7:57:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/13 | Daniel Bates
    The Obama administration is refusing to hand over full details of its targeted killing programme in order to ensure John Brennan takes up his post as head of the CIA, according to a report. The White House is said to be considering handing over details of the Benghazi scandal to Republicans rather than give up the secrets of its drone strikes. The move is infuriating Democrats who have long called for full disclosure of classified legal memos in relation to targeted killings. nstead President Obama seems content to risk their wrath to win more support for Mr Brennan.
  • Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people

    02/21/2013 7:57:24 PM PST · by don-o · 11 replies
    AP - via Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2013 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are baffled as to why this is so. But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year.
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Is 'Great' Obama About to Equal Presidents on Mount Rushmore

    02/21/2013 7:48:17 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Although every holiday may seem like Obama Day to Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host used the date often devoted to Lincoln and Washington as an excuse to wonder if the current President is headed to Mount Rushmore. On President's Day, Matthews thrilled, "Is Barack Obama going for it? Is he set on becoming one of the great presidents in history?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The cable anchor, who famously declared that Obama caused a "thrill going up my leg," first declared, "I'm not talking about Mt. Rushmore but perhaps the level right below it." He later went back...
  • Proposal: No permit needed to carry concealed weapon in Utah

    02/21/2013 7:43:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    KSL ^ | 1/23/13 | Andrew Adams
    SALT LAKE CITY — Permits wouldn't be necessary for most people to carry concealed weapons in Utah if a state lawmaker gets his way. Rep. John Mathis, R-Vernal, is sponsoring H.B. 76, which allows essentially any law-abiding citizen over the age of 21 in the state to carry a gun, openly or concealed. Utah would effectively become a "constitutional carry" state if the measure is approved. That term refers to a state where carrying a concealed weapon isn't restricted by law. It's unclear whether the bill can clear the Utah Legislature.
  • WA Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing Police to Search Gunowners' Homes

    02/21/2013 7:39:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 18, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a mistake that probably wasn’t a mistake, a Washington state bill sponsored by liberal Democrats contained a little-noticed provision that would have called for the police to have the right to search private citizens’ home once per year if they own certain types of guns. According to Senate Bill 5737: In order to continue to possess an assault weapon that was legally possessed on the effective date of this section, the person possessing shall ... safely and securely store the assault weapon. The sheriff of the county may, no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure...
  • UAE to buy US-made drones in military expansion (2-19-2013)

    02/21/2013 7:31:41 PM PST · by haffast · 1 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 19, 2013 | Fox News and AP
    A defense official in the United Arab Emirates says the Gulf nation has signed $1.4 billion in military contracts that include purchases of U.S.-made drones. The deal, worth nearly $200 million and confirmed by Fox News, suggests Gulf Arab states are looking to boost surveillance capabilities to match claims by rival Iran of growing drone technology. The UAE says the Predator drones, built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, will not be outfitted for weapons capabilities, but used for reconnaissance. snip Iran has claimed it has developed its own sophisticated drones and managed to reverse-engineer a CIA drone seized in December...
  • Virginia Father Shoots and Kills Two Men Who Break Into His Home (VIDEO)

    02/21/2013 7:29:41 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | David Higginbotham
    A 25-year-old father opened fire on three armed intruders, who kicked open his door in the middle of the night Sunday, killing two in the process. Now he, his son, girlfriend and mother have relocated out of fear the third man will come back. The front door, where one suspect was killed. The incident happened around 3:30 in the morning when the trio kicked in the front door. The young father told the local CBS affiliate that “it sounded like a car running into the side of the house.” The crash woke him and his two-year old son, who was...
  • Screw Em, Its Easier to Be A Criminal

    02/21/2013 7:23:02 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    --(Ammoland.com)- I say screw the law, it will be easier for me to live as a criminal. That must be what the Democrats, everyone from the White House to my local town council, all want me to be, so why should i fight it? Everyday I open the paper or sign on to Facebook and all I see is bill after bill, banning, restricting, limiting or just making it more God dam difficult for me, a law abiding citizen to exercise my Second Amendment Rights, god given I might add. I have been a law abiding citizen, faith full husband,...
  • Having Added Record $5.9T to Debt, Obama Claims He’s Cut Deficit $2.5T

    02/21/2013 7:21:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://cnsnews.com ^ | february 19, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama claimed today that since he has been president both parties have worked together to cut the federal deficit by $2.5 trillion—despite the fact that the national debt has increased $5.9 trillion during Obama’s presidency, which is more than it increased under all presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. “Over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce our deficits by more than $2.5 trillion,” Obama said in a speech at the White House in which he called on Congress to avoid modest automatic cuts in anticipated spending that are set to begin...
  • What’s News, and What Isn’t

    02/21/2013 7:09:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | february 18, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    The liberal media manifest their bias not primarily by writing things that aren’t true–although that sometimes happens–but rather, by selecting what they do and do not report as news. Major scandals and events of great importance are simply ignored if they do not reflect well on the Democratic Party, while minor stories receive endless attention if they advance the liberal agenda. You could illustrate this every day; here are a few examples from today’s news. One of the most absurd non-stories of recent years involved a 2011 proposal by Scott Walker’s administration to sell more than 30 decrepit power plants...
  • Sandra Fluke Joins Planned Parenthood to Push Obamacare Birth Control

    02/21/2013 7:09:04 PM PST · by Baynative · 22 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Sandra Fluke, President Obama's Democratic National Convention spokeswoman for Obamacare-supplied birth control, has joined with Planned Parenthood to urge Americans to speak out in support of no co-pay birth control. (email from Fluke is attached)
  • EPA Ex-boss Jackson Caught Breaking Law, Scamming U.S. Taxpayers

    02/21/2013 7:05:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | february 19, 2013 | Alex Newman
    The Environmental Protection Agency and its disgraced former boss Lisa Jackson are under fire from lawmakers and activists for, among other reasons, having recently been exposed violating federal law by using bogus identities and e-mail accounts to coordinate propaganda and policy with media allies, "green" groups, and policymakers to advance the Obama administration’s radical “environmental” agenda. Other EPA corruption is also still in the headlines, too, with the agency being criticized for ripping off U.S. taxpayers and foisting more unconstitutional regulations on the economy by working with extremist pseudo-environmental groups using a controversial scheme dubbed “sue and settle.” The most...
  • Georgia elementary school verse: ‘Obama ran so our children could fly’

    02/21/2013 7:00:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://eagnews.org ^ | february 19, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    It’s no secret government schools have put President Obama on a pedestal unlike any other national leader. Schools have been named after him long before his retirement or death, which is rather unprecedented. Students have been led in organized chants of his honored name. There are lesson plans comparing him to Abraham Lincoln. But sometimes school employees take the rhetoric a bit too far and wind up in propaganda territory. The latest example comes from DeKalb County, Georgia. For Black History Month, Livsey Elementary School created a cute display with the lines: Rosa sat…so Martin could walk. Martin walked…so Obama...
  • Shocker: Universal Orlando To Drop Part Time Health Coverage Because of ObamaCare

    02/21/2013 6:54:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://www.ijreview.com ^ | february 20, 2013 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    President Obama confidently stated in 2009, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” …unless you are one of the 7 million people the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is estimating that will lose their employment based health insurance. Fail. Need some more concrete evidence? Check this out: Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government’s health-care overhaul. The giant theme-park resort, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, began informing employees this month that...
  • GAO Report: Obama's Policies 'Not Sustainable'

    02/21/2013 6:43:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 19, 2013 | Celia Bigelow
    For two months, reporters and lawmakers have ignored a devastating report from the federal government itself, which warns that the nation's current fiscal policy will lead to economic collapse. The Government Accountability Office (GAO)—the personal auditor of President Obama and the federal government—released its assessment of the federal government on January 17, 2013. The report's findings illuminate just how dire America's spending problem is and, therefore, how little the current cuts debated by Congress do to fix it. The findings of the paper include these excerpts (emphasis added):
  • Gun Owners Won’t Accept “Universal Background Checks”

    02/21/2013 6:42:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 2 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Registration by any other name is still unconstitutional The focus in Washington is slowly shifting from legislation banning certain semi-auto firearms and standard capacity magazines to proposals for “universal background checks” – just as we had warned it would. Politicians know that America’s gun owners are beside themselves in opposition to gun and magazine bans. They’ve watched as fearful shoppers have cleared the nation’s entire supply of AR and AK type rifles in just a couple of weeks, leaving manufacturers and importers 8 to 12 months deep in backorders. The politicians remember what happened after the ban was passed in...
  • Florida to expand Medicaid under health overhaul

    02/21/2013 6:39:28 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    WFTV via AP ^ | 2/20/2013 | GARY FINEOUT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama's plan. Scott said he will ask the Legislature to expand the program under a bill that would expire in three years, after which it would require renewed legislative support. He's the seventh Republican governor so far to propose expanding the taxpayer-funded health insurance program. Scott said he would support the expansion as long as the federal government pays 100 percent of the increased costs, which is...
  • WA gun bill includes police searches without warrants

    02/21/2013 6:37:55 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Oh, let’s not call them searches. Let’s call them inspections, just a small price for gun owners to pay for exercising a right explicitly protected in the Constitution, and without any probable cause apparent for a crime being committed. After all, we know that will convince criminals not to keep weapons, right? Even gun-control activists in Washington are embarrassed by this, er, mistake (via Instapundit): Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around? As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was...
  • 4 dead, including gunman, in southern California shooting spree

    02/21/2013 6:35:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Authorities say a shooting spree through Orange County, Calif., has left four people dead, including the shooter, and two others injured before the man stopped and shot himself to death in a stolen car, police said. The shootings began early Tuesday morning when deputies responded to a call in Ladera Ranch, a sleepy inland town about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They found a woman shot multiple times. Police have identified the gunman as Ali Syed, a 20-year-old unemployed part-time student. Police say Syed lived at the Laderaa Ranch residence where the first victim was killed.
  • LIRR Disability Scam - A $1 Billion Tragedy

    02/21/2013 6:34:52 PM PST · by UnBubba · 3 replies
    www.fbi.gov ^ | 02-21-2013 | FBI
    Hundreds of LIRR employees have allegedly exploited the overlap between the LIRR pension and the RRB disability program by pre-planning the date on which they would falsely declare themselves disabled so that it would coincide with their projected retirement date.These false statements, made under oath in disability applications, allowed LIRR employees to retire as early as age 50 with an LIRR pension, supplemented by the fraudulently obtained RRB disability annuity. From 1995 through 2011, more than 75 percent of LIRR employees stopped working and began receiving RRB disability benefits.
  • CA:Would-Be Robber Shot Multiple Times at Metro PCS Store

    02/21/2013 6:32:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    fox40.com ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Andria Borba
    The day after a takeover robbery at a Metro PCS store on Folsom Boulevard that left the suspect dead, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has no one in custody and may never. “We have no evidence that a crime occurred,” Sgt. Jason Ramos told FOX40, “This is a homicide investigation, although it may very well turn out to be a justifiable homicide.” Ramos also said surveillance video inside the store shows the suspect hopping the counter with a gun drawn and getting shot multiple times by an employee. The suspect’s name hasn’t been released at this point, but FOX40 has...
  • Benghazi Survivors Remain Gagged By Federal Law

    02/21/2013 6:31:20 PM PST · by paltz · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/20/13 | Kerry Picket
    Many continue to ask why the media and lawmakers have not spoken to or brought forth those who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last September. The truth of the matter is the Americans who survived that attack cannot legally reveal to members of the press or most lawmakers that they were even witnesses to the attack in Benghazi. According to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, immediately following the attack, the FBI, as part of the agency’s investigation, interviewed survivors of the Benghazi attack. Bill Bransford, a Washington, D.C. attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C....