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  • AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

    01/06/2013 12:36:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 8th, the City of Tucson is creating some political theater to delegitimize armed citizens. These events are described by the irrational term “buy back” when the government never owned the firearms in the first place. In Arizona, a courageous former state senator, Frank Antenorei, is turning the tables on the politically correct anti-freedom organizers. Instead of victimizing widows who often turn in valuable property for a pittance, he will be offering cash to those who want to get rid of their guns, but do not know how valuable they are. This is perfectly legal in Arizona, just as...
  • Al Gore Has Uncomfortable Past With The Tobacco Industry (Flashback to '96)

    01/06/2013 12:33:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 09/04/1996 | Joan Beck
    Those delegates to the National Democratic Convention who were moved to tears by Vice President Al Gore's poignant story about his sister's death from lung cancer might not have been so misty-eyed if they knew about Gore's long and profitable relationship with tobacco. --snip-- He and his family made money by raising tobacco on their Tennessee farm for years - profiting from a product that killed lots of other people's sisters and husbands and parents and brothers and friends in a particularly vicious and cruel way. They didn't stop when the surgeon general issued his sharp warning linking tobacco with...
  • India wary as Turkey set to broker Afghanistan-Taliban peace

    01/06/2013 12:32:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | January 6, 2013 | Indrani BagchiIndrani Bagchi
    Turkey is emerging as the new player in the unfolding Afghanistan peace process. As Afghanistan and Pakistan work on a peace roadmap, with the active assistance and blessings of London and Washington, Turkey has stepped in, even offering to host senior Taliban leaders released by Pakistan for reconciliation talks with the Afghan government. Although India is not part of the deal, India will be deeply affected by the outcome of whatever political process is implemented in Afghanistan. And with a strong presence on the ground in Afghanistan, India will be keen to ensure its own red lines about the accommodation...
  • Newborn Cat Fight [video]

    01/06/2013 12:23:32 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Never too early for sibling rivalry.
  • Wall Street cheers "cliff" deal, but only for now

    01/06/2013 12:17:05 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-5-13 | STEVE ROTHWELL
    When lawmakers delivered a long-delayed, last-minute agreement on the budget, Wall Street celebrated. And it would be easy to think that the surge in the Dow the following day meant that investors had put their concerns about Washington's political gridlock behind them. The Dow Jones industrial average surged on the news, but that doesn't mean the volatility is over. In fact, there could be more turmoil in the market soon because decisions on cutting the federal budget deficit have been put off until March, when the government will reach its borrowing limit. Republicans have already said they will demand cuts...
  • Amid sanctions, Penn State's seniors salvaged season

    01/06/2013 12:11:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 58 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1-5-13 | Scott Brown
    Amid sanctions, Penn State's seniors salvaged season By Scott Brown Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:55 p.m. Updated 15 hours ago Coach Bill O‘Brien often can‘t say enough about the role Penn State‘s seniors played in leading the Nittany Lions to an improbable 8-4 record this past season. But two key words offer the simplest explanation of why this senior class will go down as perhaps the most important in Penn State football history: “Charlie Mike.” That is military shorthand for the initials C.M., which stand for “Continue Mission.” Following an inspirational speech from a former Nittany Lion and Navy...
  • Obama's Historic Easing of Sanctions Dramatically Increases Abuse by Castro

    01/06/2013 12:10:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Brandon Darby
    Cuba was singled out by Human Rights Watch in 2011 as being the only Latin American country that represses virtually all forms of political dissent. It is difficult to understand how such tyranny could get worse. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald report that Cuban Security agents broke their previous records of government political repression in 2012 with 6,602 confirmed detentions of political dissidents. In 2011 there were 4,123 confirmed political arrests which was even higher than the 2,704 arrests from 2010. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald based their data on a 2012 year-end report from the Cuban Committee...
  • The Tax Man Takes Aim At The World's Wealthy

    01/06/2013 12:10:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 06 Jan 2013 | Anita Huslin
    As 2013 begins with wealthy Americans in line for bigger tax bills, they're not alone. Tax fairness takes the spotlight worldwide this year, as cash-strapped governments look to impose more of the burden on well-heeled companies, individuals and institutions, and to catch and punish tax cheaters. This week, as the U.S. Congress averted a plunge off the fiscal precipice, British Prime Minister David Cameron sent a letter to leaders of the Group of Eight countries that make up about half of the world's economic output. Cameron is incoming president of the G-8 and says corporate tax evasion is on his...
  • Emancipation and Tyranny

    01/06/2013 12:08:03 PM PST · by morethanright · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-06 12:46:52 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) told the Daily Caller that President Obama should be given the power to raise the nation's debt ceiling without congressional authority. Citing Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, Davis said, "Sometimes when we've gotten great answers is when presidents have had enough authority to take some actions. I mean, remember that we just celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and if Abraham Lincoln had not had the power, authority and the will to make that decision, we may have gone on with the war that was going to last several additional...
  • GA mom shoots intruder 5 times in face, hides children [bad news for those who oppose self defense]

    01/06/2013 12:06:38 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | January 6, 2012
    LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia mother hid her two 9-year-old twins and shot an intruder, Paul Ali Slater, several times during a home invasion on Friday, according to multiple media reports. The Loganville mother said she didn’t initially answer when someone knocked on her door around 1 p.m. Friday. When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He then dialed 911 and his 37-year-old wife gathered their 9-year-old twins and hid them in a crawlspace inside the home. According to the report, the intruder then forced his way...
  • A century later, Nixon legacy carries on: The president would have been 100 this week.

    01/06/2013 12:05:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 6, 2013 | Michael Mello
    For five years, he was known as the leader of the Free World. But for the first several years of his life, Richard Milhous Nixon had a more modest title: farm boy. Wednesday will mark the date, 100 years ago, of a winter day so cold that Hannah Nixon was advised it would be better to bear her fifth son at home than risk traveling in the chill to a hospital. That was the day a small, kit-constructed home surrounded by citrus trees saw the birth of the man who would become the 37th president of the United States.
  • VANITY: Another shameless vanity about old (1990's) Ford trucks

    01/06/2013 11:58:13 AM PST · by OKSooner · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1-6-2013 | Vanity
    Yeah, I've posted the question on F150online.com but experience has proven that I can get better opinions faster and more of them here at FR.
  • Pennies, 40-Ton Trillion Dollar Platinum Coins and Our Impossible Deficits and Debt

    01/06/2013 11:56:56 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/06/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jodie Miller of NewsBusted has a great clip where she points out that it costs 2 cents to produce 1 cent. And by government standards, that’s a bargain. This brings me to the inane calls for manufacturing trillion dollar coins made of platinum. As I have discussed before, this would send a signal of fear throughout the world that the USA has no intention of cutting spending, lowering its trillion dollar plus debt and escalating its $16 trillion debt. But for the sake of discussion, platinum is currently trading at $1,560 an ounce. In order to produce a trillion dollar...
  • ‘National database’ on gun sales part of Obama anti-gun game plan

    01/06/2013 11:51:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 124 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 January, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Washington Post is reporting that President Barack Obama is preparing to pull out all the stops in pushing his anti-gun agenda in what the newspaper calls “a far broader and more comprehensive approach” than the Clinton-era ban on semi-autos. That ban expired in 2004 after a ten-year lifespan. Passage of the measure cost Democrats control of Congress in November 1994. The moves will be sold as an effort to curb “gun violence,” but it appears there is much more in the president’s plan, including what the Post calls “measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal...
  • The double standard that shuts down an assault weapons ban

    01/06/2013 11:46:41 AM PST · by Djarum · 10 replies
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    An assault weapons ban that is good enough for the people should be good enough for our government. The Secret Service, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Capitol Police, and all other agencies charged with the protection of elected officials should carry 10 round magazines, and no assault weapons. Most importantly, their response time to acts of violence should be no sooner than 20 minutes, which is how long the children of Sandy Hook had to wait. The good, honorable members of our government wouldn't accept a level of protection for themselves that they would deny to the most vulnerable members of...
  • McConnell: Any gun proposals to take back seat

    01/06/2013 11:45:22 AM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    wsls ^ | January 06, 2013
    WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell federal spending and the country's debt will dominate the congressional agenda for the next three months, and that debate about potential gun legislation in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting will take a back seat.
  • Crushed unicorn dreams: Why is my paycheck less turns to Obama vote regrets, ‘I should have

    01/06/2013 11:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1/6/13 | staff
    Meet Virginia @VAisforlovas But really how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama 4 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Oh, dear. The harsh reality of crushed unicorn dreams and the bitter smell of regret. As Twitchy reported, Americans started noticing that Obama’s “fair share” claims weren’t so fair and many were shocked … shocked … that their first paychecks of the year were smaller. Jessica Lynn @gekka_88 I have a friend who voted for Obama publicly complaining about the new #SS tax raise. I...
  • Moore Recommends Soldiers Punch the Lights Out of People Who Thank Them for Their Service

    01/06/2013 11:41:40 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    On New Year’s Eve, schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore made a resolution to stop saying he supports the troops. On Thursday, Moore put an exclamation point on this anti-American insanity publishing a piece at the Huffington Post entitled “Those Who Say 'I Support the Troops' Really Don't.” “I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you,” Moore began. Moore then elaborated on six offenses either suffered by our troops or thrust upon them by Americans. These included: being “sent off to wars that have NOTHING to do with defending America or saving our lives;” having their homes foreclosed on them...
  • Christie: Comments on Obama, Boehner Part of Job

    01/06/2013 11:41:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 6 Jan 2013, 5:14 AM PDT | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    Christie, by his own admission, is "not a subtle personality" and he likes to take charge. Those two traits figured prominently in how the rising Republican handled Sandy. From his frequent, televised updates to residents as the storm's winds whipped the state's beaches to his criticism last week of fellow Republican John Boehner's decision to delay a U.S. House vote on federal storm aid, his handling of his native state's worst natural disaster may one day be considered the defining moment in the political career of a budding presidential contender. The timing of the storm _ days before a presidential...
  • Burglar Endagered! Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times

    01/06/2013 11:37:25 AM PST · by F105-D ThunderChief · 62 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 01/06/13 | F-105D Thunderchief
    An Atlanta mom took matters into her own hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace as a man broke into her house and began rummaging through it. The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, but he managed to flee after the family ran to a neighbor’s house. Slater is expected to survive