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  • 53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

    01/23/2013 8:54:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 23, 2013 6:07 PM ET | Matthew Daly
    More than half the Senate on Wednesday urged quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change. A letter signed by 53 senators said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route through his state puts the long-delayed project squarely in the president's hands. “We urge you to choose jobs, economic development and American energy security,” the letter said, adding that the pipeline “has gone through the most exhaustive...
  • GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

    01/23/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by kiryandil · 197 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | sundance
    GEICO Insurance Cultural Marxist Hypocrisy – Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled Because He Is In Firearm Business…. Because he makes gun parts for a living this policy holder received a letter from GEICO cancelling his auto insurance. The letter says his auto insurance is being cancelled because he owns a company that manufactures parts for firearms:(fyi, to insure the authenticity I have submitted a copy along with a request for verification to GEICO via email – we’ll see their response)“The reason for cancellation is your vehicle [...] does not meet our underwriting guidelines because it is used in conjunction with a...
  • Boycott of Harrisburg show over assault weapon ban snowballs

    01/23/2013 4:17:53 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 23, 2013 | David Wenner
    Rob Kaufhold's gut told him it would get "ugly" when the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show banned the presence of assault rifles and high-capacity magazine rounds. The explosiveness of the gun control issue, and the power of social media, he believed, would assure that. His instincts were looking good Wednesday, as a growing list of vendors and celebrities announced they would boycott North America's largest outdoor show, which is set to begin Feb. 2 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. The owner of Lancaster Archery Supply said he quickly concluded outdoor enthusiasts would hold it against his business if...
  • Health Insurance Brokers Prepare Clients For Obamacare Sticker Shock

    01/23/2013 3:21:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/23/2013 | By Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
    A California insurance broker, who sells health plans to individuals and small businesses, told me that she’s prepping her clients for a sticker shock. Her local carriers are hinting to her that premiums may triple this fall, when the plans unveil how they’ll billet the full brunt of Obamacare’s new regulations and mandates. California is hardly alone. Around the country, insurers are fixing to raise rates by double digits. They’re privately briefing politicians in Washington on what’s in store. Those briefings are leaving a lot of folks up and down Pennsylvania Avenue jumpy. What’s gives? President Obama, after all, said...
  • Unnamed Justin Bieber spokesperson tries to distance star from mom over abortion

    01/23/2013 3:20:56 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 22, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    Justin Bieber with his mom, Pattie Mallette. HOLLYWOOD, January 22, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An anonymous "longtime associate" of teen idol Justin Bieber has implied there is a split between the star and his mother over the issue of abortion. His mother, Pattie Mallette, recently signed on as executive producer of Crescendo, a film that promotes the pro-life message by presenting the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. She is also trying to raise $10 million to benefit crisis pregnancy centers, like the one that saved Justin's life. The unnamed source told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday that “Justin just is very...
  • Olympic gold medalist Jamie Gray says 'no' to Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/23/2013 3:00:56 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 23, 2013 | Shelly Stallsmith
    Lebanon’s Jamie Gray has joined the ever-growing list of people and companies boycotting the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. The Olympic gold medalist in air rifle made the announcement on her Facebook page on Wednesday. She said: “I want to thank all of you for your concern regarding my participation at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. It was with great honor that I originally accepted the invitation to participate in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. My purpose in attending this show in year’s past has always been to help provide a deeper knowledge and understanding for the Olympic...
  • Is this the Answer to the Rising Cost on Employers?

    01/23/2013 2:03:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    The federal Minimum wage in the US is $7.25 per hour. Ten states have higher minimum wages with Rhode Island clocking in 50 cents higher at $7.75. Costs to the employer are higher of course, even if the employer ducks benefits by using part-time workers. For starters, employer contributions to Social Security are 6.2% of hourly wages which adds another 45 cents to employer costs. That brings employer costs up to $7.95 per hour minimum, not counting training costs, vacation (if any), sick-time disruptions, and other such costs. Of course, employers must also factor in the cost of Obamacare. Small...
  • Cities Declare War on Food Trucks

    01/23/2013 1:49:23 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 22, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    Food trucks have become the hottest new industry, yet many cities are doing everything they can to stop them in their tracks. In city after city, lawmakers are imposing complicated regulations on food trucks and other street vendors, often in the name of consumer safety, which make it nearly impossible for vendors to actually operate their trucks. Chicago’s regulations are particularly onerous, as Reason reports: According to the Chicago Tribune, 109 would-be purveyors of mobile cuisine have applied for licenses, but the city hasn’t seen fit to OK any of them. Among the requirements they may be having difficulty meeting:
  • Helping People Help Themselves

    01/23/2013 1:29:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    In Washington, the best way to get good press is to announce you’re leaving. Case in point: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (call him Jay), D-W.Va., is stepping down when his term ends. And The Washington Post makes haste to bring him laud. “Jay Rockefeller wasn’t ever going to be just some Democratic senator from West Virginia,” writes Manuel Roig-Franzia. The story intimates this is because Rockefeller, as an heir to a vast fortune earned through unbridled capitalism, needed to make amends. “He found a way to be a Rockefeller that was about serving people,” the senator’s longtime political adviser,...
  • Bull Argument

    01/23/2013 12:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Charles Payne
    If the market had opened Monday it could have been rough sledding as President Obama came out swinging on taxes and entitlements and on grand global themes like the need for America to save the world from climate change. These things sound expensive and are drags on the economy. President Obama went on to say: "They do not make us a nation of takers. They free us to take the risks that make this country great." He was referring to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, although I guess alluding to welfare, food stamps and all the other programs and freebies that...
  • ESOS Boycott Supporters

    01/23/2013 12:31:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    mynortheastoutdoors.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | NA
    Here is a list of celebrities, sponsors, and vendors who have pulled out of the Reed Exhibits Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA for 2013. The show was set to run from Feb 2-10, 2013 and usually attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. Please Also Remember – Going Live on Feb 2nd – The Start of The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show – My Northeast classifieds www.MyNortheastClassifieds.com will go live to the public. We will be providing any vendor who has pulled out of the show a FREE centrally located marketplace to sell their items, products, services, etc....
  • House votes to push debt limit deadline to mid-May

    01/23/2013 11:35:19 AM PST · by John W · 41 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Michael O'Brien
    The House of Representatives authorized a suspension of the nation’s debt limit through mid-May, delaying a default on the government’s obligations that would have taken effect in February. The GOP-controlled House voted 285 to 144 to comfortably pass a three-month extension in the government’s borrowing authority just as Senate Democratic leaders suggested they would take up and pass the legislation as soon as they could. The vote early Wednesday afternoon by the House would forestall a default on the national debt. The Treasury Department had warned that the government would exhaust its authority to borrow to finance its existing obligations...
  • Medicaid eyed for all ex-cons in NYS

    01/23/2013 11:22:39 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/23/2013 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s administration is launching an aggressive plan to sign up thousands of ex-cons for taxpayer-financed Medicaid, which they’ll receive once they leave prison, The Post has learned. Under the initiative, all inmates would automatically apply for the public health insurance for the needy while incarcerated, state Department of Health officials said. Those who meet the income requirements will be placed on the Medicaid rolls upon discharge. Critics say the plan offers no incentive for convicted felons to find work after lockup.
  • Django Unchained: a surprise hit with America's pro-gun lobby [Duh!]

    01/23/2013 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday 23 January 2013 06.32 EST | Ben Child
    Quentin Tarantino's latest film is being seen as a vehicle for the pro-gun movement in the US to rally African American support It is on course to be its director's highest-grossing film and has been nominated for five Oscars. But one rightwing US group sees an opportunity in Quentin Tarantino's anti-slavery polemic Django Unchained that the film-maker is unlikely to have imagined when he wrote it: promoting the importance of gun ownership rights to African American audiences. Political Media, which recently raised eyebrows in the US in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings with the launch of a controversial...
  • Obama's 'Untouchables:' How The Most Powerful Wall Street Execs Escaped Prosecution

    01/23/2013 8:50:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/23/2013 | Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian
    PBS' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world are still suffering. What this program particularly demonstrated was that the Obama justice department, in particular the Chief of its Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer, never even tried to hold the high-level criminals accountable. What Obama justice officials did instead is exactly...
  • Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show doomed

    01/23/2013 8:28:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | GSL
    Did you have plans for attending the grand-daddy of sports and outdoor shows, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show held in Harrisburg, PA in February? You might want to reconsider. The show’s promoters have banned all references to America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15 and those like it. This is the announcement from their website (you can Google it, but we’re not putting any links, hot or not, to the ESOS website): As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment....
  • No decision yet from Progress Energy on crippled Crystal River nuclear power plant [FL]

    01/23/2013 8:22:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.wtsp.com | 3:12 PM, Jan 7, 2013 | Dave Heller
    Link only....... http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/290793/8/No-decision-yet-on-crippled-Crystal-River-nuke-plant
  • Unions suffer steep decline in membership

    01/23/2013 8:19:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST | Sam Hananel
    The nation’s labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unionization rate fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent of all workers, the lowest level since the 1930s. …
  • Boeing Dreamliner fires spark new doubts about a green energy technology

    01/23/2013 8:14:54 AM PST · by libstripper · 9 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2012 | Richard Pollock
    When Federal Aviation Administration officials grounded Boeing's fleet of 787 Dreamliner commercial jets last week due to unexplained battery fires, one of President Obama's favorite green energy technologies got another black eye. Technologists and safety experts had long warned of problems with the lithium ion battery when in 2009 the president began betting billions of tax dollars that it should be the green power of choice for cars, trucks, and even aircraft.
  • California’s One-Man Laffer Curve

    01/23/2013 7:50:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve already condemned the foolish people of California for approving a referendum to raise the state’s top tax rate to 13.3 percent. This impulsive and misguided exercise in class warfare surely will backfire as more and more productive people flee to other states – particularly those that don’t impose any state income tax.We know that people cross state borders all the time, and it’s usually to travel from high-tax states to low-tax states. And we’ve already seen some evidence that the state’s new top tax rate is causing a loss of highly valued jobs.This mobility of labor and talent is...
  • AP IMPACT: Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

    01/23/2013 7:02:56 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | BERNARD CONDON and PAUL WISEMAN
    Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. And the situation is even worse than it appears. Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, say experts who study the labor market. What's more, these jobs aren't just being lost to China and other developing countries, and they aren't just factory work. Increasingly, jobs are disappearing in the service sector, home to two-thirds of all workers ... this "hollowing out" of the middle-class...
  • Frontline: The Untouchables (Video)

    01/23/2013 6:56:04 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    PBS ^ | January 22, 2013
    Frontline examines why no Wall Street execs have been prosecuted for the financial crisis.
  • Four More Lost Years of Empty, Clueless Rhetoric

    01/23/2013 6:34:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. If you need any evidence for this prediction, Obama's in-your-face, second inaugural address is Exhibit A. It was a speech tailored to make the hearts of liberal Democrats beat faster, cheering what some in the Washington news media called "Obama unbound." It was a speech that sent an unmistakable message to his party's base that this time around, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy. The gloves are off, these are my issues, and...
  • Undocumented Youth With Work Permits Seek Professional Licenses

    01/23/2013 6:03:12 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bryan Llenas
    For months, Jose Godinez had to put his dreams of becoming an immigration lawyer on hold. The 26-year-old passed the Florida Bar exam and earned a law degree from Florida State University. But he had been denied a law license from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners because he is in the U.S. illegally. Not anymore. He now has a two-year work permit, a driver’s license and a Social Security card, after qualifying for a federal immigration program for people who were brought illegally into the U.S. as youngsters
  • Surviving the Government Super Storm

    01/23/2013 5:58:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | John Ransom
    There's a super storm raging over our economy that's been seeded and fueled by the federal government over a period of the past several decades. And it's literally costing the country trillions of dollars in GDP per year. It’s not merely garden-variety government waste that's the problem either. It's monumental stupidity by the government, combined with venial cupidity by voters who think they can get others to pay for their free lunch. This government-created storm has, more than any other factor, contributed to the fiscal crisis; a crisis that is creating more expansive government programs, robbing us of more GDP,...
  • Obama Promises To Fix Inequality After Making It Worse

    01/23/2013 4:13:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/22/2013 | John Merline
    A centerpiece of President Obama's second inaugural address was a call for greater economic equality, with the president saying that "our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." But that's precisely what's happened over the past four years, as Obama's economic policies left the majority of Americans falling behind while the wealthy few got further ahead. Evidence of this is everywhere you look.
  • Shopping Around for a Better Life

    01/22/2013 11:28:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | John Stossel
    Thanks, California! Thanks for your monstrous spending and absurd regulatory overreach! America needs you. We need Connecticut and Illinois, too! We need you the way we needed the Soviet Union, as models of failure, to warn us what happens if we believe those who say, "Government can." Moving to California was once the dream for many Americans. Its population grew at almost triple the national average -- until 1990. Then big government, in the form of endless regulation and taxes, killed much of the dream. In the last decade, 2 million people left California. Many of them moved to Alaska,...
  • Mom pays for deputy to patrol child’s school [FL]

    01/22/2013 7:32:52 PM PST · by Daffynition · 12 replies
    WESHNews.com ^ | January 22, 2013
    Laura Lauria has given the Flagler County School District enough money to cover the costs of keeping a deputy at Old Kings Elementary School for two months. And Superintendent Janet Valentine said Lauria has agreed to cover the costs -- $22,000 through the end of the year. "We want people to come forward and solve problems," said Valentine. "It's the power of one. We appreciate that." There are six resource deputies at the county's high school and middle schools. Officials have considered putting deputies at two elementary schools, but say the costs are prohibitive.
  • Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

    01/22/2013 6:54:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 22 January 2012 | Clair Bates
    •Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills •He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machines •Offered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine. Hu, who suffers from kidney disease, made it from kitchen utensils and old medical instruments after he could no long afford hospital fees. He was a college...
  • Smith & Wesson pulls out of Pennsylvania sports show to protest restrictions on display

    01/22/2013 5:29:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 49 replies
    Smith & Wesson will not attend or support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. in response to organizers banning the display and sell of tactical-looking firearms often called assault rifles from the show. Smith & Wesson manufacturers a successful line of what it and the industry calls “modern sporting rifles” under the M&P brand name. ... In a news release, James Debney, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said: “As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is...
  • State Department delays Keystone pipeline decision

    01/22/2013 4:58:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/13 | Timothy Gardner & Andrew Quinn*
    Washington-The Obama administration has delayed a decision on TransCanada Corp´s rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline until after March, even though Nebraska´s governor on Tuesday approved a plan for part of the line running through his state. "We don´t anticipate being able to conclude our own review before the end of the first quarter of this year," said Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman at the State Department, which had previously said it would make a decision by that deadline. She said the department would take into consideration approval of the line by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman.
  • Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot

    01/22/2013 4:11:51 PM PST · by eldoradude · 7 replies
    Yahoo! Health ^ | Jan. 22, 2013 | Kate Kelland
    Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is only 14, but at times she has wondered if her life is worth living. Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.
  • Obama By The Numbers

    01/22/2013 3:33:15 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    RNC RESEARCH ARM ^ | 01/18/13 | GOP
    Obama's First Term by the Numbers Last week, the RNC Research arm released a list of how much President Obama's first four years cost in terms of deficits, regulations, stimulus spending, and the underemployed and unemployed individuals. The following are a few of those figures:
  • Tiger Woods agrees with Phil Mickelson on taxes

    01/22/2013 2:26:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/22/2013 | By Chris Dufresne
    Here are a few highlights from Tiger Woods' Tuesday morning news conference in advance of this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. --Tiger agrees with Phil? Well, sort of. Phil Mickelson made news this week when he said he might leave California because of the state's income tax laws. "Well, I moved out of here back in '96 for that reason," Woods explained. "I enjoy Florida, but also I understand what he was, I think, trying to say. I think he'll probably explain it better and in a little more detail." Mickelson's pre-tournament interview is scheduled for Wednesday.
  • Phil Mickelson Releases Half-Hearted Apology For Being Honest About Hating The New Tax Hikes

    01/22/2013 2:23:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    Just a day after Phil Mickelson said he needed to make "drastic changes" in his life because his tax rate was going through the roof, he is trying to walk back his comments. He released a statement through his spokesman T.R. Reinman in which Mickelson apologizes to anyone who may have been offended: "Finances and taxes are a personal matter and I should not have made my opinions on them public. I apologize to those I have upset or insulted and assure you I intend to not let it happen again." This is absurd. There is no need for a...
  • Will Sarkozy be France’s latest tax refugee?

    01/22/2013 2:11:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The effort by François Hollande to get the wealthy to fund his Socialist agenda isn't off to a propitious start, needless to say. The announcement of Hollande's 75% tax rate for high-income earners has panicked the business and investment communities in France that Hollande needs to generate economic growth. It drove France's greatest living actor (and perhaps overall artist) to abandon his native country for the greener pastures of Belgium … or perhaps Russia: Gerard Depardieu, the French actor awarded Russian citizenship this month, is shopping for land near a provincial capital where he plans to settle down after a...
  • Minimum Wage Hypocrisy

    01/22/2013 2:06:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 23, 2013 | Liberty Belle/Betsy McCaughey
    Battles are brewing in New York, California, Minnesota and the nation's capitol over hiking minimum wages. In all three state legislatures and in Congress, Democrats have the votes to ram the hikes through. These politicians are claiming the moral high ground, saying it will help the poorest in our communities. Don't be fooled. Hiking the minimum wage hurts — not helps — the lowest paid workers, especially young black men. A 10 percent hike in the minimum wage causes a 2.5 percent drop in employment among young white men without a high school diploma and a staggering 6.5 percent drop...
  • McDonald's to pay $700,000 in halal lawsuit

    01/22/2013 1:31:08 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 21, 2013
    "There was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers." So why the $700,000 payout? Pamela Geller asks: "So meat producers in the US who are selling unlabeled meat that is halal should be the target of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, no?" And David Wood observes:"Some Dearborn Muslims may have been given non-halal chicken at McDonalds. It could have been worse, however. They could have been thrown in jail for answering questions, as we were at the 2010 Arab Festival. But apparently what happens to Christians doesn't matter in Dearborn." "McDonald's settles Mich. suit over Islamic diet," by...
  • Part to make AR-15s draws dozens to local gun store

    01/22/2013 1:10:13 PM PST · by WCH · 28 replies
    FOX ^ | 1.21.2013 | Noelle Newton
    Dozens of people lined up outside a South Austin gun shop Monday. They fear this new presidential term will mean tougher gun laws. Monday morning dozens of people lined up outside Central Texas Gun Works in South Austin. Some waited as long as five hours to get the chance to purchase a part to make an AR-15. "Lower receivers seem to be sold out throughout the nation so as soon as you find out one's in stock like the line shows, everybody rushes for them," gun owner Jeremy Paul said.
  • Major exhibitors pull out of Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show

    01/22/2013 12:57:10 PM PST · by bigbob · 7 replies
    From the Trenches ^ | 1-22-13 | Marty Cannon
    Some big names in the hunting media and vending have stood up to the organizers of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show. Following the tragic shooting in December at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut, and President Obama’s sweeping executive orders on gun violence, many states and organizations have themselves pushed for changes in certain gun and ammunition restrictions. Reed Exhibitions, organizers of the show in Pennsylvania, followed suit and imposed restrictions on the display of assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. From their web site: “As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms...
  • Vendors say Outdoor Show ban puts them in lose-lose situation

    01/22/2013 12:54:31 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 39 replies
    Patriot News ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jeff Frantz
    Mike Olien has been planning his first trip to the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show for a year. His Texas-based company, MN Outdoors, planned the roll out for its new clip-on beverage holder when the show opens Feb. 2. MN specializes in duck decoys and hunting camera mounts. Its beverage holder isn't specifically designed for hunters. The company does not sell guns or gun accessories. But the Harrisburg show's new firearm policy has put Olien -- a "lifetime member of anything you can be a lifetime member of," an AR-15 owner and a strong gun control opponent -- in a...
  • Green Scam: Obama Assures Donors That Cash Will Keep Flowing to Their Green Energy Ventures

    01/22/2013 12:19:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 22, 2013 | jim hoft
    Yesterday during his second Inaugural Address Barack Obama promised to blow billions of taxpayer dollars on more global warming junk science projects. After all, his donors have to get paid. Eighty percent of Obama’s green energy “investments” his first term went to committed donors. Much of the money was lost. During his first term over 19 of Obama’s green ventures went belly-up after receiving billions of dollars. But that won’t stop him from committing more of your cash to this failed cause. Yesterday, James Delingpole at The Telegraph tossed cold water on Obama’s reckless statements on climate change.
  • A Downsized Boston Globe Opens Its Space for Community Uses (Space vacated by laid-off workers)

    01/22/2013 11:17:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/20/2013 | Christine Haughney
    BOSTON — Among the many changes that Christopher M. Mayer wanted to make when he became publisher of The Boston Globe in 2010 was to transform a particularly unattractive section of the newsroom. Mr. Mayer wanted to fill in what he called “the center of the doughnut” on the second floor — acres of abandoned desks once occupied by more than 100 workers in the payroll, classified and advertising departments. Those jobs have largely disappeared in recent years from The Globe, which is owned by The New York Times Company, and Mr. Mayer faces a situation familiar to many publishers...
  • PA:Celebrities join boycott of outdoor show

    01/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    Exhibitors have been dropping out in what they say is a show of support for the Second Amendment. Now the celebrities are following. Several television personalities and expert hunters who were supposed to be on hand at the upcoming Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to speak to attendees and sign autographs announced over the weekend they will join the growing boycott of the show slated for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of the television show "The Crush With Lee & Tiffany," lead the list of celebrities boycotting the show as...
  • Where is the Breaking Point?

    01/22/2013 9:17:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Spanish banks have already shed 30,000 jobs in ins banking crisis. Another 20,000 cuts are due in 2013, along with pay cuts and reduced pension contribution. In response Spain's Banking Unions Announce Strikes. Workers at three of Spain's bailed-out banks will stage strikes in coming weeks as they fight mass layoffs, unions said on Monday, spreading industrial unrest to a sector where walkouts have so far been rare. While the banks, crippled by a property bubble that burst five years ago, have hogged headlines, employees have so far mostly kept a low profile even as protests become a way of...
  • BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route (Keystone)

    01/22/2013 9:06:01 AM PST · by Zeneta · 31 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | January 22, 2013 | By Deena Winter
    BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route....... LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline path through Nebraska, putting the final decision squarely in the lap of President Obama’s administration. snip
  • Stoic Musing

    01/22/2013 8:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill... I can neither be harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be angry with my kinsman or hate him; for we have come into the world to work together... -Meditations Marcus Aurelius I find speaking to people all the time, from all walks of life, that people are wearier of other people, which really means, they are weary of...
  • Reconciling Roe v. Wade

    01/22/2013 8:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Roe v. Wade, the SCOTUS decision that legalized abortion in the United States, marks a dubious 40th anniversary on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  According to published data by the Guttmacher Institute more than 55 million abortions have been performed during the last four decades.  Abortion -- and those children who were never born – exist in a place that is primarily out-of-sight and out-of-mind.  Although legally protected, abortion is among the few unspeakables in American society.  Thus, comprehending the impact on American society is even more difficult.  In a sense, it is hard to understand that which you never see. ...
  • Charts of the Day: The origin of the debt crisis (It took decades to get to the mess we are in)

    01/22/2013 8:19:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans blame Barack Obama for the national-debt explosion, and for good reason; about a third of the existing national debt has accrued in his four years in office. Democrats blame George W. Bush for it, as deficits returned during his eight years after a momentary respite under Bill Clinton and a (briefly) fiscal-conservative Republican Congress. A few Democrats still blame Ronald Reagan, whose defense spending supposedly first delivered big deficit spending.However, a new study from the St. Louis Fed argues that the problem began farther back — in 1970, when the federal government began to implement benefit programs that decoupled...
  • Dream Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants

    01/22/2013 8:13:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | January 22, 2013 | MICHAEL GORMLEY, AP
    Legislation to provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants is gaining political support in New York a year after the idea withered in Albany and Washington.