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  • John Kerry Shows Off His French Language Skills

    02/27/2013 1:26:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2013 | DANIEL HALPE R
    Secretary of State John Kerry showed off his French speaking skills at a joint press conference with his counterpart in Paris today: The official State Department transcript of the event translates Kerry's remarks into English: "SECRETARY KERRY: (In French - Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Minister. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Thank you very much for welcoming us here today. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here with Foreign Minister Fabius. We just finished one of those wonderful French lunches that have been drawing Americans to Paris for centuries. Of course, it’s a privilege to share...
  • Limbaugh: "Spoiled Brat" President Doing Intentional Harm To Country

    02/27/2013 1:23:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 27, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH LIMBAUGH: You know, this really is unprecedented. It's not getting any attention. It's not getting any commentary whatsoever. It's barely even being reported. But, I mean, this is serious stuff. The president of the United States has opened up the jails. The president of the United States, because of budget cuts which have not happened yet, has released 500 or so illegal immigrants, and, by definition, of law, they are criminals.
  • Asthma sufferers have more lung fungi

    02/27/2013 1:21:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Futurity ^ | February 19, 2013 | Chris Jones-Cardiff
    Having established the presence of fungi in the lungs of patients with asthma, researchers now hope this could lead to new lines of research and eventually, better treatments for sufferers. "In the future it is conceivable that individual patients may have their sputum tested for fungi and their treatment adjusted accordingly," says Hugo van Woerden of Cardiff University. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)CARDIFF U. (UK) — Healthy lungs are full of fungi, but some species are more common in people with asthma, new research finds. Hundreds of tiny fungal particles found in the lungs of asthma sufferers could offer new clues in...
  • Congressman Murphy Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera

    02/27/2013 1:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 27, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama Administration to explain whether Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any federal review and scrutiny. But Al Jazeera is working furiously to stop the mounting congressional interest and now has three lobbying firms working to stop any hearings or investigations into the deal. Once known as the voice of Osama bin Laden, Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • DefDist Printed AR Lower - Part III (printed gun firing)

    02/27/2013 1:15:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | DXLiberty
    SLA and FDM. Does not fail from firing stresses. 600+ rounds (.223).
  • New Video Destroys Myth About Large Capacity Magazines

    02/27/2013 1:11:09 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- A new video obtained by the Citizens Committee for the Right to keep and Bear Arms destroys the myth surrounding so-called “high capacity magazines” by proving that determined shooters using smaller capacity magazines can fire just as fast, and in some cases even faster despite having to reload. The startling video demonstration, conducted under the supervision of Boone County, Ind. Sheriff Ken Campbell and funded by ArmaLite, “throws cold water on anti-gunners who argue that magazine limitations are necessary to prevent mass shootings,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. “We are all indebted to ArmaLite for...
  • Andrea Mitchell Plays The McCarthy Card—Accuses Republicans Of 'Red-Baiting' Hagel

    02/27/2013 1:09:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell accused Republicans of "red-baiting" Chuck Hagel, a reference to tactics most notably associated with the McCarthy period during which people were accused [often accurately, it should be noted] of Communist or affiliated sympathies. Such cries of McCarthyism have of course become standard liberal fare when it comes to Hagel's confirmation process. View the video here.
  • Marco Rubio courts Wall Street

    02/27/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving swiftly behind the scenes to lock down some of Wall Street’s biggest donors ahead of the 2016 presidential race. In recent weeks, the rising GOP star and possible 2016 hopeful has quietly met with some of the most powerful GOP backers in the world of high finance. The roster includes Blackstone Group Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. CEO Henry Kravis and senior executives at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital among others. Rubio has gotten backing from big Wall Street titans before, notably hedge fund manager and...
  • White House was not involved in ICE's decision to release detainees, Carney says

    02/27/2013 12:58:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    The White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware of Immigration Customs and Enforcement's decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials said Wednesday. "This was a decision made by career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday. Personnel at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington were also unaware of the decision until the announcement was made, a department official told POLITICO.
  • Senators ask Kerry to approve Keystone XL during first quarter

    02/27/2013 12:53:00 PM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | Nick Snow
    US Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) were joined by 18 other senators from both parties as they urged newly confirmed Secretary of State John F. Kerry to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline during this year’s first quarter. “The State Department received the new route approved by the state of Nebraska on Jan. 22…but [it] has yet to inform the public and stakeholders of a definitive process for the final decision,” the 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans said in their Feb. 22 letter. “We urge you as Secretary of State to ensure that this decision...
  • Kipapa Elementary faces more abuse claims

    02/27/2013 12:42:48 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Rick Daysog
    Mililani - For half a dozen former Kipapa Elementary School students, room P-10 was a little class of horrors. Hawaii News Now has learned that the families of six disabled students have now come forward with allegations of abuse by staffers at this Mililani School. The latest allegations come from the parents of an autistic girl who say school staffers force fed their daughter, often to the point of vomiting. Court documents filed in U.S. District Court say that in some instances the girl -- who often had trouble eating -- was forced to eat food she threw up. People familiar with the case say the girl also was...
  • EU: Financial tax should be used for development aid and climate

    02/27/2013 12:40:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 02/27/2013 @ 18:46 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The European Commission said revenue from a proposed financial transaction tax (FTT) should be set aside to fight poverty and climate change, as an investment against global instability. “I would very much want member countries really to take it seriously,” European commissioner for development Andris Piebalgs told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday (27 February). The FTT is backed by 11 member states and would put 0.1 percent levy on bonds and shares and 0.01 percent on derivative products. Estimated generated annual revenues could range between €30 billion to €35 billion ($39 billion–$46 billion) a year. …
  • After a night of barhopping in Cedarburg, the Racing Italian Sausage is missing

    02/27/2013 12:40:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-17-13 | Lydia Mulvany
    The Klement's Racing Italian Sausage went barhopping in Cedarburg recently, delighting patrons and posing for photos. The only problem: No one can say who was wearing the $3,000 costume, which had just been stolen from the city's Winter Festival. The 7-foot-long weenie was lying unused in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club's new Cedarburg location during a fundraiser on Feb. 16 with beer-tasting and curling, and a witness saw the sausage walk out of the south door about 7:45 p.m., Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz said Wednesday. The Italian walked into TJ Ryan's in Cedarburg an hour later and...
  • EU diplomats urge financial sanctions on Israeli settlers

    02/27/2013 12:35:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 02/27/2013 @ 15:16 | Andrew Rettman
    Senior EU diplomats have called for financial sanctions and travel bans on Israeli settlers in a last-ditch effort to save the Middle East peace process. An internal report by EU countries’ consuls general in Jerusalem and Ramallah—seen by EUobserver—says member states should "prevent … financial transactions, including foreign direct investment from within the EU, in support of settlement activities, infrastructure and services.” It adds that individual EU states should “explore the possibility of denying entry to known settler radicals.” It also calls for EU guidelines on retail labels for settler-made products, such as wine or cosmetics, in order to “guarantee...
  • Donna Brazile wonders: Why are my health-care premiums going up?

    02/27/2013 12:14:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2013 | AllahPundit
    What's on your menu? Just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer!— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) February 27, 2013 Hard to know why without knowing who her insurer is, but I can think of two possibilities. You all know the first. Force companies to make insurance benefits more comprehensive and to expand coverage to people with preexisting conditions and you'll force them to make up the cost somewhere. The only (mild) surprise in Brazile's case is that, as is so often true under Obamanomics, it's young...
  • Benghazi talking points e-mails a bust?

    02/27/2013 11:56:29 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-27-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee finally received yesterday what they had demanded for months — and it may have turned into an anti-climax. The White House allowed access to internal e-mails of the Obama administration regarding the preparation of talking points for Susan Rice after the attack on our Benghazi consulate, which some suspected would show that the Obama administration had changed the information to downplay terrorism as the basis of the attack. According to Chad Pergram at Fox, though, the e-mails don’t show anything like that (via Kevin Glass): Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee today received a...
  • American student is punished after she refused to salute the Mexican flag

    02/27/2013 11:52:30 AM PST · by massmike · 60 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 02/27/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem. Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country. Ironically, the...
  • Malt Shop Rebellion: Albuquerque restaurant defies minimum wage law

    02/27/2013 11:48:56 AM PST · by woofie · 26 replies
    Capitol Report New Mexico ^ | February 21st, 2013
    Folk heroes to some, villains to others, the owners of the Route 66 Malt Shop in Albuquerque have refused to abide by the city’s recently adopted minimum wage ordinance. The increase, they say, would bury their 18-year-old small business. “We had the choice to close the business and destroy 18 years of blood, sweat and tears and hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years … and fire 12 people or disobey the law,” Eric Szeman told New Mexico Watchdog after a busy lunch-time rush. “The law’s the law,” said Pat Davis, executive director of the liberal activist group Progress...
  • Police: No charges expected in self-defense shooting death

    02/27/2013 11:45:16 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jim Mustian
    No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot an intruder trying to force his way into his residence late Saturday, Baton Rouge police said Tuesday. The resident, Kurt Anderson, exchanged gunfire with Anthony Taylor, a 20-year-old man who tried to break into the home at 3875 Topeka St., police said. Police Lt. Don Kelly said Anderson had not been expecting anyone late Saturday night and armed himself with a handgun before opening the door for Taylor. Taylor, the only person struck in the exchange of gunfire, ran and collapsed a short distance away, Kelly said....
  • Harry Reid Cites "Lincoln" And "Django Unchained" At Rosa Parks Ceremony

    02/27/2013 11:40:12 AM PST · by drpix · 18 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 2/27/13 | andrew kaczynski
    The Senate majority leader said, “It's significant that 150 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, we are still considering in film, in photo, in art, and activism how to eradicate slavery's unsavory successors.” Reid was speaking at a ceremony unveiling Rosa Parks' statue in the Capitol...
  • Group doubles-down on ad challenging McConnell on his position against assault weapons ban

    02/27/2013 11:34:28 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 02/25/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    A liberal group is again challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s position on gun control in a commercial that began running Monday in Kentucky and Washington in advance of the Senate’s next hearing on guns. The group Progressive Change Campaign Committee is spending $100,000 to run the ad for at least a week. It began airing Monday in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Paducah markets plus Washington, D.C., as the Senate’s Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.” It features Edmonson County resident Gary Nutt telling viewers that, as a hunter, he doesn’t see...
  • Dr. Carson: White House Repeatedly Asked for Advanced Copies of Speech Before Prayer Breakfast

    02/27/2013 11:34:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    fox ^ | 2/27/13 | Molly K. Hooper, The Hill
    <p>The White House repeatedly asked Ben Carson for his speech before the rising Republican star criticized President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month.</p> <p>Carson, a prominent neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University, declined to do so, noting that he doesn’t put his speeches down on paper beforehand.</p>
  • America must not "dictate" to world, new defense chief says

    02/27/2013 11:29:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    America must not "dictate" to world, new defense chief says 2:01pm EST By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Decorated Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel was sworn in as U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday after a bruising Senate confirmation battle, and promised to renew old U.S. alliances and forge new ones without attempting to "dictate" to the world. Addressing Pentagon employees shortly after a small, closed-door swearing-in ceremony, Hagel spoke optimistically, if vaguely, about global challenges ahead and the importance of American leadership abroad. "We can't dictate to the world. But we must engage the world. We must lead with our allies,"...
  • Toomey offers Obama flexibility on spending cuts

    02/27/2013 11:27:09 AM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | February 26, 2013 | Colby Itkowitz
    WASHINGTON — With the clock ticking on the sequester, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has crafted an alternative plan that would give President Barack Obama discretion over where to cut $85 billion in annual federal spending. As of now, the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Friday would slice many domestic and defense programs indiscriminately. Toomey, a Republican, contends that the spending cuts should go forward, but there should be some license over where the cuts are made. For Democrats, the plan is a non-starter. And some Senate Republicans are reportedly pushing back against Toomey's proposal as well, uncomfortable with...
  • OSHA promises to protect workers who report healthcare reform law violations

    02/27/2013 11:20:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/27/13 | Megan R. Wilson
    Workers who blow the whistle on violations of the healthcare law will be protected from retaliation by the federal government, according to new rules issued on Wednesday. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is encouraging people to turn in employers who fail to abide by the rules set in the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, the rules would shield whistleblowers who report employers who are blocking access to healthcare tax credits or denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions. In the 58-page interim rule, OSHA notes that the healthcare law could “create an incentive for an employer to retaliate against...
  • Is Chris Christie finished in the GOP?

    02/27/2013 11:12:24 AM PST · by South40 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/27/2013 | Harold Maass
    The popular New Jersey governor angers conservatives — again — by announcing he'll go along with ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, still in the GOP dog house for saying nice things about President Obama's handling of Superstorm Sandy mere days before the November election, angered conservative critics once again this week by announcing that he would expand Medicaid under ObamaCare. The news came as the organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual enclave of the nation's conservatives, said they didn't invite Christie to this year's gathering because he has a "limited future" in the...
  • Donna Brazile Doesn't Know Why Her Health Insurance Premium Went Up

    02/27/2013 11:10:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/27/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Donna Brazile tweeted that her insurance premium went up and she doesn't know why, and I am not kidding. I literally am not kidding. Donna Brazile, a tweet, "What's on your menu? I just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer." Now, for those of you who do not know who Donna Brazile is (and there may well indeed be many of you who don't), Donna Brazile is a Democrat campaign specialist. She is one of the ranking unelected Democrats in the country. She ran...
  • The Ex-Gay Problem: You Can Never Leave?

    02/27/2013 11:06:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2013 | Christopher Doyle
    "You Can Check-Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave." So says the Eagles' song Hotel California . Ironically, this memorable phrase in that 1976 classic hit has lasting implications for all those wishing to leave the gay life. I am careful to say "life" and not "lifestyle" so not to offend any gay and lesbian reading this who may be quick to cast me as a homophobe or hate-monger. The truth is no one simply chooses to have same-sex attractions (SSA). These feelings are the result of many factors, mostly environmental and familial, mixed-in with one genetic factor,...
  • Feinstein's 'assault weapon' ban goes to committee, as bans become irrelevant

    02/27/2013 11:05:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    At 10:00 AM Eastern Time today, Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) S. 150, to ban so-called "assault weapons," and "to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited," will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee. S. 150 has perhaps an even chance of being passed in committee, and proceeding to the Senate floor. Once there, as St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner has noted before, further progress looks exceedingly unlikely, with the caveat that a Beslan-scale massacre committed with such firearms could energize the gun ban fanatics (and intimidate our congressional "allies") beyond anything we have ever...
  • Sea Shepherd whale activists called pirates, lose ruling by 9th Circuit judges

    02/27/2013 11:05:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 27, 2013 | Richard Reed
    Video and slideshow at link. A federal appeals court panel has branded a Northwest anti-whaling group "pirates," ordering a halt to attacks on Japanese whalers in Antarctic waters. The outspoken opinion, which reads at times more like "Moby Dick" than a court decision, hands a victory to Miller Nash, a Portland law firm that took the controversial step of representing Japan's whale hunters . The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals opinion issued late Monday is also unusual for ordering the transfer of a lower-court judge from the case, finding that U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones made "numerous, serious...
  • Hagel's remarks against India 'bizarre': BJP

    02/27/2013 10:47:15 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    New Delhi - Terming as "outlandish and bizarre" the statement of Chuck Hagel, the new US Defence Secretary, that India has financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan, BJP today asked the government to exert diplomatic pressure on Washington for unconditional withdrawal of his statement. The statement given by Hagel that India has financed problems in Pakistan is "outlandish, bizarre and baseless," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said. He also expressed surprise over Hagel giving a clean to Pakistan, which has harboured in the backyard of its military base al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, who was responsible for killing of...
  • DOJ seeks deportation of family persecuted in Germany for homeschooling

    02/27/2013 10:47:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/27/13 | Paul Mirengoff
    From William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, we learn about the case of Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children: The Romeikes are devout Christians from Germany who wanted to homeschool their children because of what they perceived as the secularist agenda in German public schools. In the United States, the right to homeschool ones’ own children is accepted, although frequently mocked by the left. The homeschoool movement is thriving in the United States, but in Germany it is illegal, a holdover from Nazi-era law. The Romeikes fled to the United States in 2008 after they faced mounting fines and the...
  • Supreme Court upholds Canada’s hate speech laws in case involving anti-gay crusader

    02/27/2013 10:45:20 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 9 replies
    http://news.nationalpost.com/ ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | J Brean
    Canada’s human rights hate speech laws are a constitutionally valid limit on freedom of expression, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a landmark judgment. The judgment in the case of William Whatcott of Saskatchewan reaffirms the Canadian approach to hate speech, that it can be limited by law to address the problem of hate speech, unlike the American approach, in which speech cannot be limited except in the most extreme circumstances. But it upheld the controversial legal concept of speech that is “likely to expose” certain groups to hatred. “The difficulty of establishing causality and the seriousness of the...
  • Durable-goods orders minus aircraft strong

    02/27/2013 10:40:50 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 2 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jeffry Bartash
    Bookings climb 1.9% excluding volatile transportation sector WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Bookings for big-ticket U.S. goods slumped in January because of weaker demand for aircraft, but orders were generally strong elsewhere in the economy and suggested that business investment is picking up. Orders for durable goods sank 5.2% last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, largely in line with Wall Street expectations. Orders for Boeing Co. jets soared in December but were virtually nil in January, reflecting the volatile nature of the aircraft business. Commercial aircraft orders plunged 34% while motor-vehicle bookings were flat. Bookings for defense aircraft tumbled an even...
  • El Cajon may be next city to ban red light cameras ( San Diego , too )

    02/27/2013 9:57:44 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    CBS 8 ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Steve Price
    El Cajon may be the next city to put a stop to red light cameras. ... San Diego removed its red light cameras last month
  • But-But-But Premiums Were Supposed To Go Down By 3000%!

    02/27/2013 10:31:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/13 | staff
    In response to Donna Brazile: Why did my health care premiums go up? : I understand her disappointment considering the president made some rather incredible predictions when he was campaigning for "what critics call" Obamacare :
  • Urge Your Senators To Put A Stop To Republican Gun Control Compromises

    02/27/2013 10:26:22 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 20 replies
    GOA ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer’s staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is “on the verge”of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales — and requiring virtually every American to get the government’s approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn’s reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF’s practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473′s – a practice which has been documented by...
  • BB Gun Found in Woods by Preschool

    02/27/2013 10:15:28 AM PST · by dead · 101 replies
    Ridgewood Patch ^ | February 26, 2013 | James Kleimann
    A toy bb gun was discovered by an employee of Sara's Preschool near school grounds Tuesday morning, according to Ridgewood police. At roughly 8 a.m., a preschool employee found the bb gun in the woods by the Prospect Street facility. He alertly confiscated the toy gun and stored it for safe keeping until an officer arrived and removed it, according to police. The bb gun was not loaded and police have not identified its owner, according to Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward. An employee of Sara's Preschool and Patrolman Kevin McKeon with a bb gunfound in the woods near the...
  • Pink Anti-Semitism Is No Different from Brown Anti-Semitism

    02/27/2013 10:14:55 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 2/26/13 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    The core characteristic of anti-Semitism is the assertion that everything the Jews do is wrong, and everything that is wrong is done by the Jews. For the anti-Semite every rich Jew is exploitive, every poor Jew a burden on society. For the anti-Semite, both capitalism and communism are Jewish plots. For the anti-Semite, Jews are both too docile, allowing themselves to be led to the slaughter like sheep, and too militant, having won too many wars against the Arabs. For the anti-Semite, Jews are too liberal and too conservative, too artsy and too bourgeois, too stingy and too charitable, too...
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Gleefully Admits To Using Edited Video To Smear GOP

    02/27/2013 10:13:56 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    MSNBC’s propensity to selectively edit video to smear conservatives has reached a new low. Speaking on her self-titled show on February 21, host Rachel Maddow openly admitted to playing edited footage of Senator John McCain to smear the Arizona Republican. Speaking last week, Maddow aired footage of McCain addressing a constituent whose son was killed last year at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, who spoke to Senator McCain about her belief that “These assault weapons allow a shooter to fire many rounds without having to reload. These weapons do not belong on our streets.” [See video after jump. MP3...
  • Biden: Kelly's win shows 'political price' for opposing gun control

    02/27/2013 10:13:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    Vice President Biden said Illinois voters who chose Robin Kelly as the Democratic congressional nominee told the nation there will be “a moral price as well as a political price to pay for inaction” on gun control. Kelly, who beat more than a dozen other Chicago-area candidates after an infusion of ad spending on her behalf by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, won a victory that shows the American people are behind the White House gun control push, Biden said.
  • White House was 'unaware' of immigration detainee release

    02/27/2013 10:07:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    <p>Separately, at a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the decision was made by ICE "without any input from the White House."</p> <p>"The agency released these low-risk, non-criminal detainees under a less-expensive form of monitoring to ensure detention levels stayed within ICE's overall budget," he said.</p>
  • Key provisions of Voting Rights Act appear in jeopardy after high court argument

    02/27/2013 10:00:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Tom Curry
    Central parts of an election law dating back to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the Voting Rights Act, appeared to be in jeopardy Wednesday after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a challenge to them.
  • Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?

    02/27/2013 9:09:58 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    GOA ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA --...
  • Inside the Muslim Student Association Conference, Part 3

    02/27/2013 9:09:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/27/13 | Mark Tapson
    In Part 1 of this series on the recent 15th Annual Muslim Student Association (MSA) West Conference, which I attended at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I gave a general overview of the conference’s pro-Palestinian activism, its promotion of a sense of victimization at the mercy of an Islamophobic society and university system, its urgent appeal to political activism that goes hand-in-hand with its emphasis on strengthening one’s Muslim faith and community, and its support from top Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America. Part 2 focused on the biggest names who had been invited to speak there, radicals like...
  • Biden: ‘I Tend to Say What I Mean, and That Gets Me in Trouble--Except in Mississippi'

    02/27/2013 9:05:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Biden: ‘I Tend to Say What I Mean, and That Gets Me in Trouble--Except in Mississippi' February 27, 2013 By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General on gun violence Wednesday, said he says what he means and that gets him in trouble. “No one’s ever doubted that I mean what I say. The problem is that I tend to say what I mean, and that gets me in trouble--except in Mississippi,” Biden said, after inviting the attorneys general to share any constructive criticism they may have about...
  • Waco 20 Years Later: The ATF Raid

    02/27/2013 8:47:19 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 90 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | 2/25/13 | Richard Ray
    <p>February 28, 1993, a raid by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms sparked the biggest firefight in the history of American law enforcement and continued debate 20 years later. Two agents who were there say the disastrous raid led to fundamental changes in ATF.</p>
  • LIVE STREAM : Hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

    02/27/2013 8:44:26 AM PST · by SecondAmendment · 18 replies
    U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | 27-Feb-2013 | SecondAmendment
    Must See Gun Grabber TV, the 2013 AWB Hearing live Stream. Watch those whacky Senators as they trample the Second Amendment live ! Hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
  • Human Events Shuts Down (Print edition)

    02/27/2013 8:43:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Media Bistro FishbowlDC ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Eddie Scarry
    There was a large number of layoffs at Human Events, as announced at an internal staff meeting this morning, FishbowlDC has learned. But it’s actually much bigger than that. The conservative publication is shutting down entirely. Eagle Publishing, which owns Human Events, released the following statement: “Washington, DC (February 27, 2013) – Eagle Publishing, Inc. announced today it has made the difficult decision to cease publishing Human Events, the conservative weekly newspaper. The issue dated February 18 is the final issue. “This was a difficult decision, and one we did not make lightly,” said publisher Joe Guerriero. “As everyone knows,...
  • Self Defense Inside the Home: Avoiding over-penetration -

    02/27/2013 8:30:21 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 54 replies
    decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of them. Caliber, type, make, model, ammunition, stopping power, capacity, training, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these (and one often neglected) is over-penetration. Shooting Through Walls Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives (a suburban house, a farm, a studio apartment etc.)...