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  • Algeria attack may have link to Libya camps (Al Qaeda terrorists from Obama's Libya)

    01/18/2013 9:58:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/13 | Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    The terrorists who attacked the In Amenas gas complex in eastern Algeria appear to have been of several nationalities, and may have trained in jihadist camps across the border in southern Libya, according to sources familiar with the situation there. Algerian security sources told Reuters late Thursday that the militants whose bodies had been recovered from the complex so far included three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen. -snip- A U.S. official told CNN Wednesday that the hostage-takers appeared to have crossed the Libyan border -- some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the gas complex...
  • President Obama Undermines Case Against Universal E-Verify [re: gun control]

    01/18/2013 9:59:21 AM PST · by forty_years · 14 replies
    "First, it's time for Congress to require a universal background check on anyone trying to buy a gun." These were President Obama's words as he outlined his plans for gun control legislation on Wednesday. FAIR takes no position on gun issues, but the president's unequivocal support for universal checks demonstrates two things: The president does not consider background checks to be an infringement on anyone’s constitutional liberties, andThe president does not consider there to be any technological impediments to carrying out universal checks before someone is permitted to purchase a firearm. In making his statement, President Obama also negated the...
  • MOOchelle's New Look & Sundance Opens Its "I Hate America" Film Festival

    01/18/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2013 | MOTUS
    Is this any way to start your day?   “So, like, O.K., first things first: they obviously look great. Michelle Obama is a tremendously pretty person whose hair is one of her top-10 best physical attributes.(snip) I’m sorry I’m out of town and was unable to attend MO’s daylong 49th birthday party that culminated in a wonderful little dinner at the swanky Café Milano over in Georgetown. Because it’s always fun to go anywhere in Washington with the Wons.     Don’t think I forgot about it though, I got her a nice personalized gift - a new Twitter handle;...
  • Don't Confuse My Heartfelt Convictions With Racism

    01/18/2013 9:35:22 AM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Daniels
    Being born in the Deep South when the Jim Crow laws were in full force and seeing, firsthand, the cruelty and downright stubborn foolishness of segregation and all it's attendant inequities, I have a very vivid and candid impression of what the word "racist" really means. Having lived through those days and, on my own, shook off the yoke of racial prejudice that was once so firmly ingrained in me, I deeply resent the careless and reckless use of the word by people who are merely trying to be insulting, having absolutely no idea of the gravity of it's meaning....
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Eighth Week in Office

    01/18/2013 9:20:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Eighth Week in Office1/17/2013Gunrunner-GateFast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian TerryHolder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and FuriousObama Attacks the Second Amendment'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun ControlObama gun order triples Cabinet agencies required to track gunsBiden on guns: 'We're going to go around the country.'San Diego top cop boasts 'we broke the NRA' as some chiefs aim for gun controlDemocrat introduces bill to restrict access by minors to violent video gamesCutter: Obama Will Activate Campaign Apparatus To Take On...
  • Texans react to President’s proposed firearms plan

    01/18/2013 8:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    pegasusnews.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Maurice Chammah
    President Obama's plan, announced Wednesday, to curtail gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings is drawing both criticism and praise in the gun-loving state of Texas. The president is calling for Congress to implement background checks for all gun purchases and to ban certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Republican Gov. Rick Perry said the president's plan "disgusts" him and that it is an effort by the political left to use the killings to accomplish an anti-gun agenda. He called for prayer and a rejection of evil, as opposed to gun regulation. But Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, said...
  • Illegal Alien: Thanks to “Obama’s Law”, “We’re Safe” from Deportation

    01/18/2013 7:57:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 17, 2013 | Dan Joseph
    A self-professed illegal alien who spoke at today’s “Campaign for Citizenship” event tells MRCTV that after 20 years of hiding, she’s now “safe” to admit her status publicly. Alejandra Gomez, a “DREAMer” who addressed the media at the PICO Network-sponsored event, told MRCTV that she’s been in the U.S. illegally for “about 20 years now.” …
  • AP sources: New nonprofit to promote Obama agenda

    01/18/2013 7:29:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:57 AM EST | Ken Thomas
    In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama’s vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group—funded in part by corporate money—to mobilize support behind the president’s second-term agenda. Democratic officials familiar with the plan said Thursday the tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of the president’s re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the nation. … Coming just...
  • Poverty in the USA and European Union – USA Ranks with Czech Republic (Bulgaria Leads EU)

    01/18/2013 7:19:39 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/18/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the US Census Bureau, the poverty rate in the USA soared to 15% by the end of 2011. Poverty, of course, is linked to unemployment and partial employment. Here is a chart of US poverty compared to the U6 measure of unemployment. Perhaps when the Census Bureau updates their poverty survey for 2012, it will have improved. Of course, the poverty numbers suffer from the infamous “devil is in the details” problem. The Heritage Foundation, for example, digs deeper in the causes and measurement of poverty. Poverty can include Section 8 housing, big screen televisions, food stamps and...
  • Photos: Obama's face all over the place (Truly barf-worthy)

    01/18/2013 6:55:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2013
    President Barack Obama has become an icon across the United States and the world. His likeness can be found all over the globe on T-shirts, banners and even lattes.
  • Liberals have no shame at all

    01/18/2013 6:00:11 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the world of “reality TV politics” — or maybe the right word is unreality. Call it “Liberals Unleashed — 2013!” As hungry for your cash as a “Walking Dead” zombie, as math-challenged as Honey Boo Boo’s mom in a dollar store, and as self-serving as the worst “Bridezilla.” After six years of exploding state spending and steady tax hikes, is Gov. Deval Patrick even a little embarrassed about pushing a $2.8 billion-per-year income and business tax increase? Not a bit. President Obama, having jacked up the debt by almost 60 percent in just four years announces it’s time...
  • These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls

    01/18/2013 3:21:40 AM PST · by knarf · 4 replies
    Common Sense ^ | February 14, 1776 | Thomas Paine
    I stumbled upon this while trying to research a matter and I was struck by Paine's simplicity and ... uhh ... common sense.It seems so fitting to post it and I hope I can post daily until all of Common Sense is re-published here ... in the Free Republic Paine so loved and articulated.
  • Gun grabbers make me nervous.

    01/18/2013 4:25:16 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 1/17/2013 | Moneyrunner
    I’m a peaceful, law abiding citizen. I’ve never so much as thrown a punch in a fist fight. Don’t have temper tantrums, not much of a sports fan. Never played football, baseball soccer, or hockey. Batted a few tennis balls around in high school, and that’s not false modesty; I considered it a great accomplishment if when I got the ball over the net. As a sportsman, I was a great reader. But I loved to shoot. I practiced marksmanship in my high school indoor range with the school’s .22 rifles. I saved up and got one of my own,...
  • Gun Bills Posted – Take Action (State of Virginia)

    01/18/2013 4:06:26 AM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Red State Virginia ^ | 1/14/2013 | Kurt Feigel
    The VCDL just sent out the list of gun bills that have hit the General Assembly. Time to take action. I refuse to be disarmed. You should too. If you want to cower in the corner then by all means do so. Just keep your mouth shut while some of us deal with the threats facing this nation!
  • Whole Foods CEO: Health care law 'like fascism'

    01/18/2013 3:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The CEO of Whole Foods compared President Obama's health care law to "fascism" in a radio interview on Wednesday, a turnabout from earlier comments in which he compared the signature reforms to socialism. "Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," John Mackey told NPR's Morning Edition.
  • “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual”

    01/18/2013 12:10:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    I did get a chance, on my voyage yesterday, to listen to this part of Rush’s show (emphasis mine): RUSH: I’m gonna take a stab at answering my question. Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country. To what end? Aside from wanting everybody’s name on a list of some kind, why is Obama doing all of this? I mean, all of this is so in our face. Everything that people hold dear is under assault, deliberately making people upset. This is not what presidents do. Deliberately making people upset. Maybe this is about...
  • Colin Powell Rips Sarah Palin, Others for Racism Within GOP (Watch)

    01/17/2013 11:24:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    EURWeb ^ | January 14, 2013
    *Colin Powell went in on his own Republican Party during an interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday, calling out some “former governors” as using racist statements to describe President Obama and noting that there is a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.” “What do I mean by that?,” he explained. “What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. “When I see a former governor say that the...
  • 'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun Control

    01/17/2013 10:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    After trotting out young children as the backdrop for his gun control rollout yesterday, the White House released videos today of young children reading anti-gun letters to the camera. “No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns!” pleads one little girl, Hinnah. “My opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns,” says little Julia. “It’s a free country, but I recommend there needs to be a limit with guns,” says little Grant. “I thought I would write to you to stop gun violence,” reads little Taejah...
  • Gun control debate may be driving higher sales

    01/17/2013 10:04:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn
    LAS VEGAS — The United States appears to be experiencing a rec­ord run on military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and some kinds of ammunition as buyers deluge stores in search of guns and bullets they fear will be banned by the Obama administration, according to firearms industry executives and market analysts. Even allowing for spikes in gun sales that follow every mass killing in the United States and attendant political debates about gun control, industry executives said the surge seems unprecedented. And it has emptied shelves of the kind of semiautomatic rifle that was used to kill 20 children and...
  • Chris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid)

    01/17/2013 3:23:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 149 replies
    Mediate ^ | 5:01 pm, January 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the National Rifle Association’s latest ad in which they accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sending his children to a school where they are protected by armed guards. Christie called the ad “reprehensible” and said that the NRA should not be “dragging people’s children” into the gun control debate. RELATED: NRA: Those Who Think New Ad Is About First Daughters Are ‘Missing The Point Completely’ “I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” Christie said on Thursday at a news conference in Trenton....