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  • Teenager spotted walking 10 MILES in the snow to interview for $7-an-hour job is given work

    02/26/2013 7:47:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 February 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A teen's luck appears to have changed after a chance encounter with an Indiana restaurant owner during a 10-mile trek through ice and snow for a minimum wage job interview. It all started on Friday, when Art Bouvier, the proprietor of Papa Roux, a Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis, was laying rock salt outside the establishment after an ice storm earlier that morning. He said he was approached by a teen who asked him how far it was to 10th and Sherman. Mr Bouvier told WLFI-TV: 'And I'm thinking we're at 10th and Post. I said, "Buddy that's probably six, seven...
  • Kerry regales Berliners with tales of divided city

    02/26/2013 7:47:29 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 42 replies
    AP via Charter.net ^ | Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:28 AM EST | MATTHEW LEE
    ... Speaking at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Kerry spoke a few sentences of passable German to the delight of a crowd in a packed Internet cafe before regaling the audience with tales of his boyhood in Berlin in 1954. He recalled a clandestine bicycle ride into communist East Berlin. "I saw the difference between east and west. I saw the people wearing darker clothing. There were fewer cars. I didn't feel the energy or the movement." When he returned home, Kerry said, his father "got very upset with me and said: `You could have created an international incident. I...
  • Abound Solar ordered to clean up "hazardous waste"

    02/26/2013 7:46:23 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 25, 2013
    The Colorado health department is ordering bankrupt Abound Solar to clean up hazardous waste and thousands of solar panels that it says are unsellable at four Front Range facilities.
  • Senate committee OKs Lew Treasury nomination

    02/26/2013 7:46:16 AM PST · by illiac · 3 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 2/26/13 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be the next Treasury secretary, sending the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote. President Barack Obama nominated Lew last month to be Treasury chief. Lew is a veteran of Washington budget battles and did a stint at Citigroup. Nineteen senators voted to approve him, while five -- all Republicans -- voted against Lew.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WABC AM,EST,February 26,2013

    02/26/2013 7:37:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • America's Red State Growth Corridors (The Low-tax, energy-rich regions in the heartland)

    02/26/2013 7:35:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2013 | JOEL KOTKIN
    In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, some political commentators have written political obituaries of the "red" or conservative-leaning states, envisioning a brave new world dominated by fashionably blue bastions in the Northeast or California. But political fortunes are notoriously fickle, while economic trends tend to be more enduring. These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt. Overall, these...
  • Are We in Danger of a Beer Monopoly?

    02/26/2013 7:32:44 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Adam Davidson
    Every day, the Web site BeerPulse tries to list every single new beer available in the United States. And that’s harder than you might imagine. Recently, the site posted Cigar City’s Jamonera Belgian-style Porter, Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA, as well as a rye lager, a cherry blossom lager and a barley wine. And the list goes on, and on. In 1978, there were 89 breweries in the United States; at the beginning of this year, there were 2,336, with an average of one new brewery per day. Most of them are tiny, but a handful, like Sam Adams...
  • Obama’s Paycheck Exempted From "Sequester"

    02/26/2013 7:31:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | February 26, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday.
  • Daily finance & investment thread (2-26-13 edition)

    02/26/2013 7:30:09 AM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    2-26-13
    Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite precious metals blogs and sites Apmex.com is a solid...
  • Sweet Cakes [Bakery] Takes a Stand for Marriage [Video at Article]

    02/26/2013 7:25:41 AM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies
    American Clarion ^ | February 26, 2013 | Bob Ellis
    This is what principle looks like. This is what standing for what’s right looks like. We see so few people who will stand for principle and what’s right anymore that it is important that we all know about it when some do. We should let it encourage and strengthen us to do the same, to not follow the herd and take the easy way. When homosexual activists and their “useful idiots” tried to intimidate Sweet Cakes, a bakery in Oregon, into making a faux wedding cake for a counterfeit marriage of two homosexuals, the community stepped up and made an...
  • No, John Kerry has not invented a new country [Lurch gaffes; media ignores]

    02/26/2013 7:08:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Uri Friedman
    John Kerry, we're told, has committed his "first gaffe" as secretary of state. In a slip of the tongue ahead of his overseas trip this week, Kerry appeared to confuse the Central Asian nations of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, blurting out what the Global Post heard as "Kyrzakhstan." Today, news outlets from the U.S. to the U.K. to Russia are ribbing the newly minted State Department chief for inventing a new country. Here's the thing -- listen to the video closely, and it sounds more like Kerry simply mixed up the "z" and the "g," saying something like "Kyrzygstan." Is that...
  • Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have "right to be stupid"

    02/26/2013 7:04:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Arshad Mohammed
    "The reason is, that's freedom, freedom of speech. In American you have a right to be stupid - if you want to be," he said, prompting laughter. "And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. "And we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that. Now, I think that's a virtue. I think that's something worth fighting for," he added.
  • Home prices climb in December, best yearly gain since 2006 (Price rise expected to persist in 2013)

    02/26/2013 6:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/26/2013
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. home prices picked up in December, closing out 2012 with the biggest yearly gain in more than six years as the housing market got back on its feet, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 0.9 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, topping expectations for a gain of 0.5 percent. Prices in the 20 cities jumped 6.8 percent year-over-year, ahead of expectations for 6.6 percent and the best yearly gain since July 2006. "I expect the home price rise to persist in 2013,"...
  • Kerry’s first overseas trip off to shaky start [Mainstream Media Ignores]

    02/26/2013 6:59:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Josh Rogin
    America's new top diplomat is already facing trouble and confusion as he begins a two-week trip whose major focus is on coalescing international action on Syria. With John Kerry in London Monday on the first leg of his nine-country tour of Europe and the Middle East, administration officials were scrambling to salvage a planned meeting between the new U.S. secretary of state and the leaders of the Syrian opposition coalition scheduled for Thursday. Following a Monday meeting in London with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Kerry condemned the Syrian regime's use of rockets to attack civilians in Aleppo but declined...
  • 1 year anniversary of neighborhood watch shooting [and the lies from the MSM continue]

    02/26/2013 6:49:17 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 26, 2013 | Associated Press
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — It's been one year since neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in central Florida. On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman spotted Martin walking through his neighborhood, a gated community, in Sanford. Martin was walking back to a house he was staying at in the community after a trip to a convenience store. Zimmerman started to follow him because he thought he looked suspicious. Despite a police dispatcher telling him "you don't have to do that," Zimmerman got out of his truck to pursue Martin. [Lie #1: Zimmerman was already out of his truck...
  • Jimmy Savile and the Cardinal: Britain's top Catholic cleric was friend of disgraced TV host (pedo)

    02/26/2013 6:43:47 AM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    daily mirror ^ | 2/26 | steve white
    Grinning and giving a thumbs-up, Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric poses with his friend, disgraced paedophile Jimmy Savile. The snap, taken six years ago, emerged last night after Cardinal Keith O’Brien quit amid allegations of “inappropriate acts” towards fellow priests. The photo was taken in Edinburgh in 2007 as fund-raiser Savile and the cardinal unveiled a Ł375,000 vehicle for the disabled. The pair first met in the 70s, when O’Brien was a priest in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire – and worked with a friend of Savile’s mum. Another priest at Kilsyth at the time has been suspended following claims of abuse...
  • Bob McDonnell’s Bad Transportation Deal (A terrible legacy for the State of Virginia)

    02/26/2013 6:38:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2013 | The Editors
    What is it with Republicans and transportation bills? The pork-packed 2005 highway bill, which included the infamous Alaskan “Bridge to Nowhere,” was the fiscal low point of the Bush-Hastert years, and now Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has decided that his legacy to the commonwealth will be a gigantic tax increase to fund billions of dollars’ worth of dubious transportation projects. Politics is about tradeoffs and compromise, inevitably, but this is a bad deal on most counts. There are two ways to judge the deal Governor McDonnell has cut. For those who take the inerrantist Norquistian view that any tax increase...
  • Egypt Hot Air Balloon Crash Death Toll Rises to 19

    02/26/2013 6:35:36 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 26, 2013 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and HAGGAG SALAMA
    A hot air balloon flying over Egypt's ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the world's deadliest ballooning accidents and handing a new blow to Egypt's ailing tourism industry. The casualties included French, British, Belgian, Hungarian, Japanese nationals and nine tourists from Hong Kong, Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad told reporters. Three survivors — two British tourists and the Egyptian pilots — were taken to a local hospital, but one of the Britons later died of injuries.
  • Bread and Circuses: Economic growth is anemic, but at least we have a cool first couple.

    02/26/2013 6:34:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2013 | Mona Charen
    People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses — JuvenalIsn’t it grand that we have such a cool couple in the White House? Hollywood would never have deigned to invite any other first lady to present the award for best picture at its annual self-worshipping soporific. Mrs. Obama knew just how to flatter the nearly inexhaustible vanity of people who sell tickets to shows. Advertisement “I am so honored to . . . help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden...
  • To Cut Government Spending, Lay Off the Loafers

    02/26/2013 6:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/26/2013 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON-With the sequester scheduled for March 1, everyone is looking for ways to save money. How about cutting the employees the federal government pays not to work for Uncle Sam? In a new report issued earlier this month, the Office of Personnel Management announced that the federal government paid over $156 million in 2011 for some of its employees to work as representatives for government unions, up from $139 million in 2010 and $129 million in 2009. In government language that would make George Orwell smile, the time that federal workers spend working for their unions and not working for...
  • America's Creditor China Has Its Own Debt Bomb

    02/26/2013 6:22:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2013 | RUCHIR SHARMA
    Six years ago, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao cautioned that China's economy is "unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated and unsustainable." China has since doubled down on the economic model that prompted his concern. Mr. Wen spoke out in an attempt to change the course of an economy dangerously dependent on one lever to generate growth: heavy investment in the roads, factories and other infrastructure that have helped make China a manufacturing superpower. Then along came the 2008 global financial crisis. To keep China's economy growing, panicked officials launched a half-trillion-dollar stimulus and ordered banks to fund a new wave of investment. Investment has...
  • $200 For A Box of 22LR Ammo

    02/26/2013 6:18:42 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Major Van Harl USAF Ret
    Have you tried to buy ammo in the past sixty days? The ability of find any handgun ammunition is almost impossible unless you are willing to pay as much as twice the normal price. Certain rifle calibers, such as .223 Remington and 308 Winchester are selling for a $1 to $2 a round. A twenty round box of 223 Remington was selling for about $8 a box two months ago. Now some types of 223 Remington are selling for $35 a box of twenty. This is pure manmade panic buying. I have been writing for over five years about the...
  • Group: Syrian Missiles Kill At Least 141 In Aleppo

    02/26/2013 6:07:36 AM PST · by edpc · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Barbara Surk
    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The international rights group said the strikes hit residential areas and called them an "escalation of unlawful attacks against Syria's civilian population." The statement from the New York-based group followed a visit to the area by a HRW researcher.
  • Arkansas Senate passes bill on concealed guns on college campuses

    02/26/2013 6:05:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Suzi Parker
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) - Faculty and staff members in Arkansas are one step closer to legally carrying concealed handguns on the state's college campuses. The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate voted 31 to 4 on Monday to allow colleges and universities to decide themselves whether to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. The bill previously passed the Republican-controlled Arkansas state House 70 to 11. The bill now goes to Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat. He is expected to sign the legislation.
  • Kerry Defends Karzai’s 'Legitimate Evaluations' of ISAF After Karzai Kicks Out U.S. Special Forces

    02/26/2013 6:03:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai has carried out “many legitimate evaluations” of the actions of coalition forces in Afghanistan and of “how sometimes some things have gone wrong or might be changed and be done better,” Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. He made no reference to the fact that, about eight hours earlier, ISAF spokesmen had told a press conference in Kabul that no evidence had been found to support allegations of U.S. Special Forces misconduct in Wardak.
  • Minimum Grade

    02/26/2013 5:49:29 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 17 replies
    http://cafehayek.com/ ^ | February 24, 2013 | Don Boudreaux
    WASHINGTON (CH) – In a bold effort to improve the educational fortunes of students who perform at academic levels significantly below the average of their peers, Congress has mandated a minimum grade to be assigned to each student in each course taught at any school in the country. Starting in September, it shall be unlawful for any teacher, professor, or instructor charged with assigning course grades to assign to any student a grade lower than C-. Sponsors of the Fair Academic Standards Act decry the injustice that occurs each time a student earns a low grade, such as a D...
  • US-led coalition’s report of drop in Taliban attacks wrong; figures show no drop

    02/26/2013 5:34:31 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 2/26/2013 | ap
    The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks and is preparing to publish corrected numbers that could undercut its narrative of a Taliban in steep decline. After finding what they called clerical errors, military officials in Kabul said Tuesday that a 7 percent drop in “enemy initiated attacks” for the period from January through December 2012 reported last month will be corrected to show no change in the number of attacks during that span. The 7 percent figure had been included in a report posted on the coalition’s website until it was removed...
  • Debunking The Myth That Sequester Cuts Will Cause Flight Delays

    02/26/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/25/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: If you want to know how misleading the Obama administration is being about the effects of the sequester, look no further than Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's dark warnings about flight delays. LaHood showed up at the daily White House press briefing Friday to claim the sequester — automatic spending cuts President Obama insisted on that are now scheduled to take effect in March — will "be very painful for the flying public." Because of those cuts, he said, the department will have to furlough flight controllers, leading to "delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours" at major...
  • No basis for 'homosexual propaganda' in int'l law -Lavrov [Russia Gets It, Unlike The West!]

    02/26/2013 5:32:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 2/26/13
    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov disagreed with his Dutch counterpart Franciscus Timmermans over Russia’s international commitments regarding homosexual rights. Lavrov said that Russia, unlike the Soviet Union, has no law forbidding homosexual behavior between consenting adults, but it has the right to prohibit the proliferation of ‘homosexual propaganda.’... A bill that bans "homosexual propaganda towards minors" has yet to become law in Russia, but the first draft has already passed the lower chamber of the Russian parliament. Lavrov emphasized that Russia’s Criminal Code, which regularly punished homosexuals in the days of the Soviet Union, was abolished a long time ago and...
  • Gun rights betrayal

    02/26/2013 5:18:39 AM PST · by batmast · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jack Kemp
    Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Ron Devito also created a video of the entire collection of speeches. It can be seen on YouTube.
  • British Columbia teachers plan to use 'Day of Pink' to teach homosexual indoctrination

    02/26/2013 4:48:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/25/2013 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, February 25, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life (BCPTL) organization is warning parents that the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) plans to use the "Day of Pink" on February 27 to indoctrinate school children with "a pro-homosexuality message." The BCPTL points out that under the heading Day of Pink on its website, the BC Teachers' Federation "pays lip service to preventing the bullying of all students," then goes on to give suggestions for school activities which "make crystal-clear what they think the objectives of the day ought to be." These activities include focusing on "gender...
  • TV anchor: 'Race-baiters' behind black-mob claims

    02/25/2013 11:11:04 PM PST · by Anila · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/25/13 | Colin Flaherty
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The links in the following report may contain offensive language. Ravi Baichwal is not going to like this: Three-thousand people fought, looted, rioted, assaulted, cursed, threatened, hurled racial epithets and vandalized a Chicago neighborhood over the weekend. And all of them were black. Baichwal, a news anchor for the ABC affiliate in Chicago, says anyone who notices that is “an idiot.” Repeated examples of black mob violence in Chicago are “not riots,” Baichwal said. “It’s disaffected youth for sure,” and anyone who disagrees is “just race-baiting.” Baichwal was commenting on an epidemic of more than 450 cases of...
  • Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman on peace mission to North Korea

    02/26/2013 4:21:29 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | Tuesday 26 February 2013 04.56 EST | Associated Press in Pyongyang
    <p>The flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea , to become an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the US and North Korea.</p> <p>Rodman, three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, and a film crew from the Vice media company are visiting the communist country to shoot footage for a TV show set to air on HBO in early April, Vice told the Associated Press before the group's departure from Beijing.</p>
  • Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

    02/26/2013 3:57:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft
    Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military. Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun. Michael complied when the teacher asked him to turn the shirt...
  • Beretta May Leave Maryland Because of Gun Ban

    02/26/2013 3:39:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2/25/2013 | William Bigelow
    Beretta USA in Maryland is thinking of pulling up stakes and moving out of the state because of pending assault-weapons ban legislation. Beretta USA is a division of Beretta, the 500-year-old family owned company which won a contract in 1985 to become the standard sidearm of all U.S. servicemen, replacing the Colt 45. Gov. Martin O’Malley has offered a bill that would ban assault rifles and magazines with more than 10 bullets, meaning Beretta’s famous 9mm pistol, which has a 13 bullet magazine, would be banned. New sidearms that possessed “military features” would also be included, which means Beretta’s semiautomatic...
  • Jane Mayer’s McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    02/26/2013 3:38:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Dan McLaughlin
    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, in a pair of blog posts, served up the latest attempted Democratic Party talking point on freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz: that Senator Cruz is the second coming of Joe McCarthy. (ThinkProgress coordinates with a predictable illustration for those too simple-minded to get Mayer’s point). As it happens, I have some firsthand knowledge of the subject of Mayer’s vague, thinly-sourced hit job. She’ll have to do better next time, because Ted Cruz is right about Harvard Law School in the mid-1990s. If she’d talked to more people, she might have figured that out. Here’s the...
  • Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary [George Zimmermann's Attacker Celebrated]

    02/26/2013 3:20:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Trayvon Martin's family is marking the one-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City. Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, are scheduled to take part in an event Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in Union Square Park, along with their attorneys and others. A moment of silence is scheduled for 7:17 p.m. The 17-year-old unarmed black teenager was killed Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman after the two got into a confrontation. It took weeks before Zimmerman was arrested, and he has claimed he was acting in...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 26, 2013

    02/26/2013 2:44:00 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
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  • Justice Sotomayor reprimands federal prosecutor for racial remark

    02/26/2013 2:29:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/13 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor upbraided a federal prosecutor Monday for asking racially-charged questions in court. The justices almost never elaborate on cases they decline to hear, but Sotomayor took the unusual step of issuing a statement condemning the prosecutor, whom she did not name. She said the prosecutor "tapped into a deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice that has run through the history of criminal justice in our nation." The prosecutor in the case invoked racial stereotypes in questioning the defendant's explanation. “You’ve got African Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • Urban combat in Syria (Video)

    02/25/2013 11:19:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 18, 2013
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  • China's new frigate delivered to PLA Navy

    02/25/2013 10:35:30 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    XINHUA ^ | 2013-2-26
    China's new frigate delivered to PLA Navy BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's first Type 056 stealth frigate was delivered to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in Shanghai on Monday afternoon. The new generation of frigate, which is about to be put into service on a large scale, features good stealth performance and electromagnetic compatibility, according to a report released Tuesday by the official PLA Daily. The new frigate requires only one-third of the crew needed by its predecessor, the Type 053, and it is expected to be deployed primarily for escort missions and anti-submarine operations, said...
  • Boeing's upgraded F-15E Strike Eagle model at AFA

    02/25/2013 10:26:57 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Flight Global Blogs ^ | February 25, 2013 | Dave Majumdar
    Boeing's upgraded F-15E Strike Eagle model at AFA Boeing had a very small presence at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando. But the company did bring this model of an upgraded F-15E Strike Eagle to the show. Most immediately noticeable is that the aircraft has its two outer-wing weapons stations activated (which the F-15 always had, but aren't normally used)--something that'll be featured in Saudi Arabia's advanced F-15SA aircraft. A Boeing representative at the show said that the USAF's Strike Eagles would also eventually have those weapons stations activated. Other features noticeable on the model are the...
  • The Republican Crisis (and the Nation’s)

    02/25/2013 10:05:11 PM PST · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 25 2013 | James V DeLong
    Richard Fernandez, who writes as Belmont Club at PJMedia, has a good entry on the current state of the Republican Party. He riffs on Angelo Codevilla’s fine recent essay As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned, and adds to it his thoughts on the recent Rove-Gingrich exchange.Richard notes that the Democrats “have been the party of income transfers for a long time. Their political genius has been to define the beneficiaries to include themselves and all their constituents.”Now the Republican establishment wants to be: [T]he party of ‘me too’. Or more...
  • Albertini Lecture on Democratic Actions Back On at Hilo High

    02/25/2013 9:41:36 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    Big Island Now ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Dave Smith
    Although real-life circumstances of late may prove more illuminating to them than any words could be, students at Hilo High School will receive a presentation from peace activist Jim Albertini on 'participating in a democracy'
  • Researchers Develop Injectable Gel to Repair Damaged Hearts

    02/25/2013 9:31:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jessica Berman
    People who suffer heart attacks are at increased risk of having a second and potentially fatal occurrence because of the damage the heart attack does to cardiac muscle tissue. Now scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new biomaterial - an injectable hydrogel  - that can repair the damage from heart attacks, and help promote the growth of new heart tissue.   Millions of people around the world suffer heart attacks every year and survive. These traumatic events occur when blood supply to the heart muscles is somehow blocked, robbing them of oxygen and causing them...
  • [SC Gov] Nikki Haley slams Washington after meeting with Obama

    02/25/2013 9:20:46 PM PST · by upchuck · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Chris Moody
    During President Barack Obama's meeting with U.S. governors at the White House Monday, the president dismissed members of the press to hold a private, hourlong discussion with the visiting state executives. Whatever was said after the cameras left the room especially incensed South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley... "I could not be more frustrated than I am right now," Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was "no." "My kids could go...
  • Vote Tuesday February 26th 6AM-7PM if you live 2nd District IL to replace 14 Dems, 4 RPubs

    02/25/2013 9:06:53 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 4 replies
    Illinois State Board Of Elections ^ | February 25, 2013 | Steelers6
    If you live in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday the 26th to replace felon resigned Rep Jesse, Jr. do you vote in Republican Primary with 4 Candidates left Eric Wallace, Lenny McCallister, Beverly Reid and Paul McKinney or do you vote in the Democrat Primary for former Congress woman Debbie Halvorson in a race with 14 candidates that includes convicted felon Mel Reynolds, Anthony Beale, Mayor Bloomturd’s gun grabbing choice Robin Kelly, Charles Rayburn, etc?
  • Open for Business-Oyster company wins emergency injunction

    02/25/2013 8:40:45 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-25-2013 | Andrew Evans
    Open for Business Oyster company wins emergency injunction suspending administration’s decision pending appeal BY: Andrew EvansFebruary 25, 2013 5:58 pm The Drakes Bay Oyster Company won a preliminary injunction from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, suspending a decision by the Department of the Interior to close the oyster farm until the case can be further litigated, Cause of Action announced Monday.Secretary of the interior Ken Salazar decided last year not to renew the oyster company’s special use permit to operate on federally owned land. The land has been designated a wildlife preserve.The company would have had to close...
  • C. Everett Koop has died