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  • Postal Service says it’s immune from local traffic laws

    02/01/2013 8:15:05 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    "government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored. “In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern”...
  • Hedge Fund Elliott Management Is Backing Stan Lee Media's Spider-Man Lawsuit Against Disney

    02/01/2013 8:14:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    forbes ^ | 2-1-13 | nathan vardi
    For the last few years Michael Wolk has quietly worked to advance the multi-billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that claims Walt Disney Co. does not own the rights to iconic Stan Lee-created superhero characters it acquired from Marvel Entertainment, like Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Before Wolk got involved, the minority shareholders of a company Lee founded in the 1990s had for a long time unsuccessfully litigated over these characters, but Wolk has not been dissuaded. “We are in the right here,” says Wolk in an interview. “No court has ever addressed or ever decided who...
  • NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control

    02/01/2013 8:04:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Bruce Rogers
    The gun control debate is clearly one of the most contentious and controversial issues in America today. And the battle over gun control is now being waged through intensive media campaigns from both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and to assert pressure on policy makers. So who’s winning? To find out, we turned to objective data provided exclusively to Forbes Insights by Appinions, the influence marketing platform. Keep in mind Forbes Insights has no agenda other than to shed research light on the process of measuring influence and what we can learn from it. The facts...
  • Police Officer Kidnaps Dog Sentenced to Death

    02/01/2013 8:03:01 PM PST · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Life with Dogs ^ | February 1, 2013 | Admin
    A Facebook campaign launched to save the life of a dog sentenced to death took an interesting turn when police officer Lars Bo Lomholt went above and beyond the call of duty, kidnapping him from the kennel where he was being held, and rushing him away to a safehouse. The Copenhagen Post originally reported that Thor had been kidnapped from his holding cell. At first, it was believed that the dog’s savior was impersonating a police offer as a means of disguise. Only later was it revealed that an actual animal loving member of the force had taken it upon...
  • Letter: See the results of tyranny

    02/01/2013 8:02:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jack M. McMillin
    Turk Pierce (Jan. 28) says that "guns do kill people" and that fewer guns equals fewer deaths." Since Mr. Pierce is playing the numbers game, let us continue down that road. The following is a list of countries that initiated gun control and confiscation: Turkey, Soviet Union, Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda and Cambodia; and the result -- 55, million citizens murdered. Not on a street corner by a thug, or in a parking lot by a gang member, but by their very own government. Mr. Pierce should do a little more research as to what our founding fathers were concerned...
  • True motives behind Obama's gun 'control' stance

    02/01/2013 7:50:29 PM PST · by 867V309 · 29 replies
    pravda ^ | 22.01.2013 | George Green
    The new gun control laws have nothing to do with schools, and everything to do with propping up a failing state.
  • George W. Bush’s dog Barney dies

    02/01/2013 7:41:21 PM PST · by onyx · 102 replies
    WA Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    President George W. Bush’s dog Barney has died of lymphoma at the age of 12, the former president said in a statement Friday. “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” Bush wrote. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”
  • City Announces Next "Guns for Groceries" Program

    02/01/2013 7:37:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wilx.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    The city of Lansing has set February 9 as the date for it's next gun buyback program. It will take place at the Tabernacle of David Church at 2645 W. Holmes Rd in Lansing, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The "Guns for Groceries" program will exchange Meijer gift cards for operable guns. People who turn in a long gun will receive a $50 card, $100 cards will be given for a handgun and a $150 card will be given for each military-style assault weapons.
  • Non-Compliance Evident at Buffalo vs New York State Q & A Forum

    02/01/2013 7:35:34 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | youtube
    This is the whole meeting (other than what the man with the camera couldn't catch due to full memory), 33 minutes long. It is very energetic and contentious and well worth watching and sharing. These men are angry, outspoken, and not afraid. Here's a link the a 4 minute video of excerpts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BTdhVxva5KU
  • Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video

    02/01/2013 7:31:38 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 12 replies
    Department of Homeland Security ^ | 2013 | Department of Homeland Security
    Department of Homeland Security: Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training VideoTo sum up, die like a peasant begging for mercy.
  • Democrats Debate Nuances of Gun Control

    02/01/2013 7:30:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Vice-President Joe Biden, the man tapped by President Obama to lead his Administration’s efforts to push gun control legislation, acknowledged that “Nothing we are going to do is fundamentally going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down.” Biden insisted that critics’ contention gun control laws are, therefore, useless or counterproductive “represents a short-sighted view. While the projected impact on criminals is likely to be minor, the number of firearm fatalities at the hands of the law-abiding will go down. To the extent that the laws deter or delay...
  • HELP me help this elderly lady

    02/01/2013 7:23:13 PM PST · by patriot08 · 70 replies
    Vanity
    A school friend and I have sort of a little project going to try to help the elderly. We know this lady in her late seventies who needs help with life choices, finances. She has no family. She is not in good health with several health problems and expects to be around maybe a year or two more at most. She earns about $14,000 per year in Social Security. She has about $53,000 in stocks- mostly Walmart. She has about $4,000 in a retirement and checking account. She only owes a couple of thousand on her car. That's the extent...
  • Explosion on Bridge Caused by 'Thermic Event:' Police

    02/01/2013 7:21:28 PM PST · by fatima · 50 replies
    NBC10 ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Lauren DiSanto
    Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries Friday night after an explosion on a bridge over the train tracks at 30th and Cecil B. Moore in Brewerytown. The explosion was originally thought to have been an explosive device, but after an extensive investigation, police are calling it a "thermic event."
  • Hollywood 2012: What messages are the movies sending us?

    02/01/2013 7:19:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 1/16/13 | R.J. Moeller
    The list of the twenty-five top-grossing films (worldwide) of 2012 has been released, and I believe there are a few important lessons that proponents of free enterprise, limited government, and traditional Judeo-Christian values can learn from its inventory. First, let’s take a look at what types of stories drew the most attention in 2012. The top three – Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall – are all superhero/action flicks. At their core, they are “good vs. evil” morality plays. They are about the pursuit of justice and defense of the defenseless. They are about sacrifice and loyalty and love. Of...
  • A new gun rights issue arises (NY)

    02/01/2013 7:13:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    SCOTUSBLOG ^ | January 29th, 2013 | Lyle Denniston
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, sitting temporarily on a federal appeals court, suggested in an opinion on Tuesday (PDF)that it might be unconstitutional for a state to deny handgun licenses to individuals who have only temporary homes in the state, when they want a gun to protect their home there. And, in discussing the need for care about gun safety, the O’Connor opinion cited the Newtown school childrens’ massacre as a reason to keep guns out of the “wrong hands.” The comments came as she wrote for a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court, as it asked...
  • White House Readying Hagel Replacement

    02/01/2013 7:01:56 PM PST · by WXRGina · 36 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Scooter Van Neuter
    WASHINGTON (BHN) - In the wake of Chuck Hagel's disastrous performance Thursday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sources in the White House say President Obama is preparing a replacement nominee. "It's obvious Hagel's toast, so the President is preparing another nominee based on the same criteria he used to pick Chuck Hagel," said the source. "The new nominee for Defense Department head will be a rubber dog toy." Upon hearing news of the replacement, Sen. Inhofe remarked, "Sounds like Bo picked this one - it's definitely an improvement over the last guy."
  • Matthews on McCain's grilling of Hagel: I think he might have been having a Vietnam flashback

    02/01/2013 7:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You’re better off reading the transcript at Newsbusters than watching the clip, which, for some reason, excludes two of Matthews’s references to “flashbacks.” Halfway through it, I thought he was using “flashback” and “nightmare” as some sort of extremely ill-advised metaphor for what McCain was feeling yesterday while interrogating Hagel. Tasteless, yes, but just a metaphor. Quote: A resentment not against the North Vietnamese who imprisoned and toured him all those years, not against George W. Bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain McCain’s reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

    02/01/2013 6:59:53 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Anytime a U.S. senator is forced to go on the record to deny liaisons with Dominican prostitutes, it’s probably not a good week for him. That’s what happened to New Jersey’s Bob Menendez (D), who, after the FBI raided the office of a donor with whom he had grown close, unleashed this gem of a statement on Wednesday: “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false.” Oof.
  • And now, on the lighter side...

    02/01/2013 6:46:55 PM PST · by SgtHooper · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/1/2013 | Sgthooper
    Years ago it was suggested that an apple a day kept the doctor away... But since most doctors are now Muslim, I've found that a bacon sandwich works best! Japanese scientists have now created a camera with such an immense shutter speed that it is now possible to take a photograph of a woman with her mouth closed. I hate all this terrorist business. I used to love the days when you could look at an unattended bag on a train or bus and think to yourself "I'm going to take that". Man in a hot air balloon is lost...
  • Couples Who Share the Housework Are More Likely To Divorce, Study Finds

    02/01/2013 6:44:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 1,2013 | Henry Samuel
    n what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work. “What we’ve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Equality in the Home”. The lack of correlation between equality at home and quality of life was surprising, the researcher said. “One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families...
  • Chris Christie Still Loves President Obama [barf alert]

    02/01/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 31, 2013 | Ruby Cramer
    Gov. Chris Christie paid tribute Thursday night to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his help in successfully passing the Hurricane Sandy aid bill in January, and continuing the unlikely public alliance between the Republican and Democrat.
  • According To ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan, We Are 8 Months Into A Recession

    02/01/2013 6:30:31 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI - Advisor Perspectives ^ | 2-1-2013 | Doug short
    According To ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan, We Are 8 Months Into A Recession Doug Short, Advisor PerspectivesFebruary 1, 2013, 6:33 PM The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) slipped in the latest public data. It is now at 129.7 versus the previous week's upwardly revised 130.7 (previously 130.6). See the WLI chart in the Appendix below. However, the WLI annualized growth indicator (WLIg) rose, now at 8.3, up from last week's 7.2. WLIg has been in expansion territory since August 10th of last year, and it is at its highest level since May of 2010. ECRI...
  • Must Read Book: How the Media Ignored the Real News to Get Obama Re-Elected

    02/01/2013 6:25:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been a week full of liberal media bias examples, but after all, every week is full of them. We saw NBC news purposely edit another video clip smearing Second Amendment supporters in order to push a gun control agenda. This is the same agenda President Obama just happens to be pushing as he continues to single out the NRA and its members as enemy number one. The move by NBC impacted public opinion for a few hours until luckily new media, the team over at Twitchy.com precisely, debunked the entire thing. Although this was a case of editing to...
  • Caption time

    02/01/2013 6:23:43 PM PST · by crosshairs · 47 replies
  • An encouraging admission of lower climate sensitivity by a ‘hockey team’ scientist

    02/01/2013 6:13:01 PM PST · by Rocky · 16 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 1, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Andrew Revkin published the email today at the NYT Dot Earth blog as a comment in that thread, so now I am free to reproduce it here where I was not last night. Below is the comment left by Andy, quoting Annan’s email, bolding added: The climate scientist James Annan sent these thoughts by email: ‘Well, the press release is a bit strange, because it sounds like it is talking about the Aldrin et al paper which was published some time ago, to no great fanfare. I don’t know if they have a further update to that. Anyway, there have...
  • Burger King To DNA Test Its Beef After Food Processor Used Horse Meat

    02/01/2013 6:12:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay ^ | February 1, 2013 10:55 AM
    Burger King will reportedly test its meat to make sure it is 100 percent beef after horse DNA was found in beef products from one of its food processors. Diego Beamonte, Burger King’s vice president of global quality, told Bloomberg Businessweek that “details for DNA testing have not been worked out, and no timeline has been set for implementing the new procedures.” Burger King addressed this topic after it was disclosed that Silvercrest Foods sold beef products containing horse meat to other retailers. …
  • Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator

    02/01/2013 6:10:04 PM PST · by randita · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator Posted By David Martosko On 9:11 AM 02/01/2013 @ 9:11 AM Bob Menendez, the combative New Jersey senator beset by allegations that he had sex with at least one underage prostitute in the Dominican Republic, hurried out of a Marriott ballroom in Washington, D.C. after a speech Thursday night, out-dashing a gaggle of reporters and ignoring questions all the way to a welcome elevator. The senator was speaking to an annual gathering of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, but members of the media weren’t interested...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 2 Feb 2013

    02/01/2013 6:09:58 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 209 replies
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  • Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

    02/01/2013 6:08:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Kate Hicks
    On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch: Sandra Fluke: Opponents to Contraception Mandate Have 'Very Extreme Ideas About What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny...
  • What Freerepublic.com article has the most "Comment removed by moderator" posts?

    02/01/2013 6:06:11 PM PST · by FoxPro · 44 replies
    02/01/2013
    I am just interested in this.
  • NBC: Chicago Gun Restrictions Ineffective Because of Gun Rights Elsewhere

    02/01/2013 6:02:23 PM PST · by chessplayer · 47 replies
    In a report at the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Kevin Tibbles fretted that "Despite bylaws that prohibit gun shops within city limits...Chicago appears to be awash in guns." A sentiment that echoed ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, who on Wednesday announced to viewers that the whole nation was "awash in guns." The declaration from Tibbles teed up gun control advocate and UCLA law professor Adam Winkler to claim that problem with Chicago's gun restrictions was that they were not universal: "Chicago certainly has strict gun control laws. But the difficulty is that outlying areas outside of...
  • Can Paul VI be beatified?

    02/01/2013 6:01:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    Dici ^ | 1-02-2013 | SSPX
    Can Paul VI be beatified? On December 20, 2012, Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree recognizing the “heroic virtues” of Paul VI, pope from 1963 to 1978. Now only a miracle obtained through the intercession of Paul VI is necessary to proceed to his beatification. Apparently the postulator for his cause, Fr. Antonio Marrazzo, has already chosen a case to present to the medical commission, the cure of an unborn child diagnosed with severe malformation. According to Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa’s Vatican Insider, the beatification could take place in 2013. Paul...
  • Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel

    02/01/2013 6:01:36 PM PST · by randita · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel Posted By David Martosko On 4:21 AM 02/01/2013 @ 4:21 AM A check that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wrote to his longtime campaign donor Dr. Salomon Melgen on Jan. 4 to cover private jet travel to the Dominican Republic represented more than one-third of his cash-on-hand — and perhaps as much as 90 percent — according to an analysis of his most recent U.S. Senate financial disclosure report. Dan O’Brien, Menendez’s chief of staff, told WNBC-TV4 in New York on Tuesday...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-1-13

    02/01/2013 6:00:19 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-1-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run

    02/01/2013 5:49:11 PM PST · by randita · 80 replies
    Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run By Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger on February 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM, updated February 01, 2013 at 5:08 PM TRENTON — It looks like Geraldo Rivera is already prepping his platform. One day after announcing on his radio show that he is "truly considering" running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg, Rivera amped up his message today in a television interview and a column on the Fox News Latino website. The longtime media personality portrayed himself as a moderate Republican...
  • HHS Mandate "Fix" Fails Again

    02/01/2013 5:49:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://catholicvote.org ^ | February 1, 2013 | Brian Burch
    President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius are back at it. Conscience-minded business owners with more than 50 employees will continue to be forced to pay for coverage for contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization procedures. This includes Michigan businessman John Kennedy and Missouri businessman Frank O’Brien, both of whom are represented and defended by our CatholicVote.org Legal Defense Fund. Pro-life organizations, schools or charities which are not explicitly religious will still be forced to pay for abortion inducing drugs if they have more than 50 employees. The new rules provide NO options for private individuals who seek insurance coverage that respects their...
  • Your favorite site for facts?

    02/01/2013 5:48:35 PM PST · by usnjay · 19 replies
    You're having a debate with a lib, and want to look up facts on a particular argument. What web site do you use? (besides google).
  • The Mainstream (Liberal) Media Explained In Six Picutres

    02/01/2013 5:47:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-1-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Click the image to see it at full size.
  • The adorable foal set to be the star of Sunday's game

    02/01/2013 5:45:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-1-13 | John Clarke
    Budweiser debuts new Super Bowl ad showing the life of iconic Clydesdale from just two weeks old ..This year's Budweiser Super Bowl ad isn't funny or sexy, but you just might shed a tear. For decades, Anheuser-Busch has used its famous Clydesdales in Super Bowl ads for Budweiser. Instead of a herd of majestic hoof-stomping steeds thundering across a valley floor, this year's 60-second ad centers on the bond an adorable Clydesdale foal shares with his trainer. The latest star is barely two weeks old. A foal born January 16 at Anheuser-Busch's Warm Springs Ranch near the mid-Missouri town of...
  • Russian Zenit rocket with US satellite fails at launch

    02/01/2013 5:45:03 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    A Russian rocket carrying a US-made communications satellite has plunged into the Pacific Ocean shortly after its launch, Russian media report.
  • The new Hillary Clinton (Exactly What Has She Accomplished?)

    02/01/2013 5:44:15 PM PST · by what's up · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Glenn Thrush
    Hillary Clinton has logged about a million diplomatic miles in the past four years, but her political odometer has been reset to factory zero as she exits the State Department Friday with the highest approval rating of any potential 2016 contender. Even as Clinton concluded her victory lap on her way out of office this week, there were signs that the 65-year-old former first lady is still afflicted by the same problem that hampered her during the up-and-down 2008 campaign: an inability to clearly define her leadership or governing philosophy. An instinctive team player who spent two decades working at...
  • Decorated Combat Veteran Arrested in New York . . .

    02/01/2013 5:43:57 PM PST · by ModelBreaker · 19 replies
    offgridsurvival.com ^ | 2/1/2013 | Rob Richardson
    "In the latest attack on the American people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle."
  • 2nd Oval Office Readied In White House Rehab Project

    02/01/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    http://realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 1,2013 | Alexis Simendinger
    In preparation for a major, two-year renovation of the West Wing, the government is undertaking extensive work to complete a new executive office for President Obama at the south end of the adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building, RCP has learned.
  • Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet

    02/01/2013 5:29:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 2-1-13 | Mac Slavo
    So what are all of these people prepping for? Well, the truth is that no two preppers have the exact same motivation. There is a general consensus among preppers that our world is becoming increasingly unstable, but when you sit down and talk with them you find out that there are a whole host of different civilization-killing events that various preppers are concerned about. Some are preparing for the collapse of the economy. Others are extremely concerned about the potential for crippling natural disasters andcatastrophic earth changes. To other preppers, the rise of the “Big Brother” surveillance grid that is...
  • UN backs Iran's denial of Fordo blast

    02/01/2013 5:23:47 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | anon
    The UN atomic watchdog made clear on Tuesday it had seen no sign of any explosion at one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear plants, backing up Tehran's denial that such an incident had taken place last week. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in an unusual move, made a brief statement following media reports at the weekend of significant damage at the underground Fordo uranium enrichment site. ....
  • To end abortion, fix sexuality: George Mason professor

    02/01/2013 5:16:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    lsn ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Before abortion will ever come to an end, people must have a more accurate understanding of healthy sexuality, according to a leader in the pro-life movement. “Instead of reminding people what they are doing when they have an abortion, we need to have have people think about what they are doing when they are having sex,” Helen Alvaré, a law professor at George Mason University, said as a featured panelist at the National Press Club during a symposium held by Americans United for Life last Thursday. Helen Alvaré. Helen Alvaré. The pro-life movement...
  • Panetta: Iranian Threat Spreads [Calling Captain Obvious....]

    02/01/2013 5:15:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Panetta: Iranian Threat Spreads By JULIAN E. BARNES and ADAM ENTOUS In an exclusive interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sited illicit arms trafficking by Iran for what he called a "dangerous escalation" of tensions. WSJ's Julian Barnes shares his take-aways from the exit interview. WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accused Iran's paramilitary force of an intensified campaign to destabilize the Middle East by smuggling antiaircraft weapons to its militant allies. Iran's export of so-called manpads—antiaircraft missiles that can be carried by a single person—represent what Mr. Panetta called a dangerous escalation. "There is no...
  • Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapon ban

    02/01/2013 5:13:37 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 64 replies
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Sylvester Stallone says that despite his "Rambo" image and new shoot-em-up film "Bullet to the Head," he's in favor of new national gun control legislation. Stallone supported the 1994 "Brady bill" that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated. "I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.' Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you're carrying out an assault. ... You can't hunt with it. ... Who's going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?"
  • Obama offers compromise on birth control health coverage

    02/01/2013 5:11:21 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-1-2013 7:26pm EST | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday sought to settle a dispute with religious leaders over whether employees at faith-affiliated universities, hospitals and other institutions should have access to health insurance coverage for contraceptives. The new set of proposals would instead guarantee that employees at religious nonprofits would get access to birth control coverage without out-of-pocket costs through separate plans with insurers picking up the tab. The rules follow months of protest and legal action by groups representing Roman Catholics, Protestant evangelicals and private employers. They have argued that President Barack Obama's 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Atlas V Launches TDRS-K

    02/01/2013 5:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | February 01, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Beyond a fertile field of satellite communication antennas at Kennedy Space Center, an Atlas V rocket streaks into orbit in this long exposure photograph. In the thoughtfully composed image recorded on the evening of January 30, the antennas in the foreground bring to mind the rocket's payload, a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS; sounds like TEE-dress). This TDRS-K is the first in a next-generation series adding to the constellation of NASA's communication satellites. Operating from geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles (36,000 kilometers) above planet Earth, the network of TDRS satellites relays communications, data, and commands between spacecraft and ground...