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  • The Food Stamp Economy

    01/10/2013 3:49:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Larry Elder
    The New York Post headline read: "Could You Spend $500 on Food at This Bodega? A Welfare Recipient Claimed To!" A few days later, another headline: "Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores and X-Rated Shops." "They're on the dole -- and watching the pole," wrote the Post. "Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs -- where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers." Here's how it works. Welfare recipients receive Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, preloaded with specified dollar amounts for...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Orion Bullets

    01/10/2013 3:45:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | January 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Cosmic bullets pierce the outskirts of the Orion Nebula some 1500 light-years distant in this sharp infrared close-up. Blasted out by energetic massive star formation the bullets, relatively dense, hot gas clouds about ten times the size of Pluto's orbit, are blue in the false color image. Glowing with the light of ionized iron atoms they travel at speeds of hundreds of kilometers per second, their passage traced by yellowish trails of the nebula's shock-heated hydrogen gas. The cone-shaped wakes are up to a fifth of a light-year long. The detailed image was created using the 8.1 meter Gemini...
  • Today's Toons 1/10/13

    01/10/2013 3:35:12 AM PST · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/10/13 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • When Big Deficits Became Good

    01/10/2013 3:34:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    As a senator and presidential candidate, Barack Obama said that he detested budget deficits. In 2006, when the aggregate national debt was almost $8 trillion less than today, he blasted George W. Bush's chronic borrowing and refused to vote for upping the debt ceiling: "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.'" In 2008, Obama further blasted Bush's continued Keynesian borrowing: "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of...
  • The World of All 8 O'clock Classes and No Cuts

    01/10/2013 3:24:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My undergraduate studies took place at Presbyterian College, a liberal arts school of about 1,000 students in Clinton, S.C. The town was so small that you had to leave it to find a McDonald's or go to a movie. The campus was picturesque. Old, tall oak trees, brick buildings, a lawn where students played Frisbee and football, a girls' freshman dorm that had shared bathrooms in the hall and no air conditioning. When I started, I knew only one other student (the previous year's valedictorian from my high school), but I gained many lifelong friends along the way. While the...
  • The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

    01/10/2013 3:11:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. we’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home. "I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...
  • The Day that Einstein Most Feared has Finally Arrived...

    01/10/2013 3:07:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Coffee with Friends A day at the beach Cheering for your team Dinner out with friends On a date Lunch with BFF Enjoying the art museum Crusin' with friends... h/t Roberto
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - January 10, 2013

    01/10/2013 3:05:30 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house nat, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Scribble lines on Drudge website?

    01/10/2013 2:52:01 AM PST · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 25 replies
    On Drudges website, by the Jack Lew to Treasury story links, there is a photo of a scribble line. Anyone have a clue what that is about?
  • Why Punish Politicians for Cutting Entitlements?

    01/10/2013 2:48:20 AM PST · by nyds · 9 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 10/01/13 | Dick McDonald
    The big lie in this whole thing is that we have this sensible country with a dysfunctional Washington. The reality is we have a country of people who want to bankrupt their children and spend money on themselves and they will punish any politician who prevents them from doing that. They will punish Republicans if they cut entitlements. They will punish Democrats if they cut entitlements.
  • Proof Benghazi was Murder of Stevens by Regime

    01/10/2013 2:48:00 AM PST · by zonedon · 19 replies
    <p>Hillary began pushing the fake "protests against a video blaspheming the prophet" BEFORE WOODS AND DOHERTY WERE KILLED. Per the story below, the Associated Press first published a story on Hillary's official statement on Benghazi at 10:58pm Eastern, which means that the State Department must have released it BEFORE 10:58 pm EDT. Which means that is was actually written and composed hours before that. State Department press releases in the Secretary of State's name aren't written and released without all kinds of "approvals" and process. And this statement is written in nuanced prose, referencing "religious tolerance" and all kinds of bullshit. It isn't a flash bulletin. It was thought out, long and hard.</p>
  • Chinese aerosols stop global warming

    01/10/2013 2:43:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | January 10, 2013 | BEN JACKSON
    GLOBAL warming is on a 20-year plateau, the UKs top climate researchers have revealed. Sceptics celebrated this week when the Met Office acknowledged temperatures are only creeping slightly above highs the world hit in 1998 and will be much the same over the next five years. Even the forecasters harshest critics say this does not mean the worlds climate will stop heating up but it raises questions over what the scientists and their 30million super-computer think is really going on. THE Met Office have revealed that global warming appears to have STALLED. The upwardly surging arrow used on graphs warning...
  • When Theater Shootings Are No Big Deal

    01/10/2013 2:11:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 1-8-12 | Dave Blount
    The way the media branch of the government salivates over shootings, you would think another theater shooting not long after Aurora would be big news, especially if it offered the added excitement of beginning in a nearby restaurant before moving into the theater. Yet we never heard much about last months Mayan Palace 14 shootings in San Antonio, in which two innocents were wounded. Detective Louis Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sherriffs Office, said the shooting began at a nearby China Garden and carried on into the theater. At one point, the suspect fired at a San Antonio Police...
  • Jersey City cop to be stationed at every council meeting

    01/10/2013 2:11:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    There will be a Jersey City police officer stationed at every City Council meeting until 30 minutes after it adjourns, thanks to a measure adopted by the council tonight. The ordinance, a request of Councilwoman at large Viola Richardson, was adopted by an 8-1 vote, with only Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop voting against. Richardson has told The Jersey Journal she doesnt want to wait until a tragedy occurs before the council decides it needs more protection. Though she first proposed the idea after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, she said that was not the impetus for the plan....
  • Chicago Has Plenty of Gun Laws, Ed Schultz Belatedly Learns

    01/10/2013 2:03:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Jack Coleman
    Schultz, a frequent NewsBusters reader, took the hint yesterday, and to his credit (audio) -- I made a comment on this program the other day that some righties are taking issue with. Well, let's get into this a little bit. If I'm wrong, then you'll be the first to know on this radio show. ... So we have, as Congress is divided on so many issues, we as a country are divided on what to do about firearms! And I don't purport to you that I have the perfect answer. (pause) And I'm not sure if you do either, but...
  • Former Marine Schools Piers Morgan: Americans Aren't As Trigger-Happy As Media Claim

    01/10/2013 1:53:53 AM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-8-12 | Noel Sheppard
    Piers Morgan, CNN's most-outspoken and impolite gun control advocate, got a much-needed education about the Second Amendment and firearms Tuesday. In the middle of a lengthy and uncharacteristically civil interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, former Marine Joshua Boston said, "The American people aren't as gun-happy and trigger-happy as they're being painted out to be by the media. They are smarter than that. They know when to hold their fire. They know when to fire" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Piers Morgan To Gun Owners Of Americas Larry Pratt: Try To Stick To Facts, Not Lies

    01/10/2013 1:31:42 AM PST · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1-9-12 | Anjali Sareen
    CNN host Piers Morgan interviewed Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, on his show Tuesday and made one simple request: Try to stick, if you can, to facts, not lies. The statement came after an extremely heated interview in which Morgan and Pratt interrupted each other several times to make their points. Morgan began the interview by immediately becoming confrontational, asking Pratt why he felt he knew more than former General Stanley Allen McChrystal on gun control. Morgan then proceeded to read several statistics which proved that more guns are not the answer. The data you...
  • Foxs The Five Retaliates Against Gawkers Gun Owner List By Showing Site Founders Phone Number

    01/10/2013 1:20:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/8/12 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>In response to Gawkers controversial decision to publish the names of every registered handgun owner in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, Foxs The Five retaliated by publishing the phone number and email address of Gawker founder Nick Denton for its audience.</p>
  • US asks India, Pakistan to cool off and talk

    01/10/2013 12:51:40 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | IANS
    Washington - The US has asked India and Pakistan to cool down tensions over the killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in (LoC) Jammu and Kashmir and talk to each other to improve relations. "We're urging both sides to take steps to end the violence. We continue to strongly support any efforts to improve relations between the two countries," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Wednesday. "We've also discussed these latest incidents with both governments, urged them to talk to each other, and urged calm," she said in response to a question about the incident....
  • Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight

    01/10/2013 12:41:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 08, 2013 | Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins
    Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight While China's stealth aircraft prototypes may get all the buzz, the Y-20 offers new military operational possibilities. In 2011 and 2012, China flight-tested stealth fighter prototypes developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (J-20) and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (J-31). In 2013, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) will look to get into the new aircraft game by flight-testing a prototype of the Y-20, an indigenously-developed large transport aircraft similar in size to the Russian IL-76 and somewhat smaller than the U.S. C-17. The Y-20 program is part of an effort to develop an indigenous...