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  • Barack Obama a Liberal Fascist?

    01/08/2013 6:33:34 AM PST · by vharlow · 45 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | January 8, 2013 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D
    There are now two Americas. One America cherishes individual liberty, respects the Constitution and honors the ideals and traditions that made the United States a great country. The other America, composed of liberal fascists, hates all those values and is pursuing an agenda that will lead to tyranny and oppression.
  • Southern Europeans flee to London to find work

    01/07/2013 8:57:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 07 January 2013
    Britain, and especially London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures. 5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times newspaper. The number of national insurance registrations for Spaniards across Britain has soared by 25% year on year. The unemployment rate is more than 25% in Spain. …
  • What a plank! Bizarre start to men's fashion week in London

    01/07/2013 6:59:36 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 1/7/2013 | Amanda Williams
    <p>British Fashion Council member David Gandy has vowed to make London the 'menswear capital of the world.'</p> <p>Bizarre hats made out of wooden planks, models with 'blacked out' faces, and some ankle swinging sportswear were among some of the truly outlandish designs which kicked off Men's fashion week today.</p>
  • BCS Game thread - Alabama (2) vs. Notre Dame (1), ESPN 8:30pm EST

    01/07/2013 1:28:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 313 replies
    BCS Championship Game thread - Alabama (2) at Notre Dame (1) (+9, O/U 40.5), ESPN 830pm EST. Miami Gardens, Fl. Weather, temperature around 73 degrees, chance of showers 10 percent.
  • Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare

    01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate
    If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. … What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age. What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as...
  • (Bastard Nation) Oxygen TV Mum About Proposed Show Involving Rapper with 11 Children from 10 Women

    01/07/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | January 7, 2013 | KSPR 33
    Oxygen mum about show on proposed show involving rapper with 11 children from 10 women PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oxygen cable television executives aren't talking, as negative attention grows about its proposed program featuring a musician who has fathered 11 children with ten different mothers. The Parents Television Council on Monday asked Oxygen to shelve "All My Babies' Mamas" before it ever gets on the air, calling it "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive." The group follows a New York author, Sabrina Lamb, who has launched a petition drive against the show that she said has more than 20,000 signatures. Oxygen executives...
  • Anti-Gun Zealot Michael Moore Endorses Shoot-Em-Up Film, ‘Django Unchained’

    01/07/2013 2:59:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 6, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    (Via Twitter) Anti-gun zealot Michael Moore endorses shoot-em-up film, ‘Django Unchained’ • This weekend, go see "Django". I still can't get this movie outta my head- & I don't want to! Ignore all nonsense u've heard bout "violence" - Michael Moore • "Django Unchained" is one of the best film satires ever. A rare American movie on slavery and the origins of our sick racist history. Wow. - Michael Moore
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/07/2013 11:27:42 AM PST · by Faith · 21 replies
    January 7, 2013 | Faith
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4: 8
  • Live Thread: Clown Occupying White House Nominates Jew Hating RINO to Be Sec Def

    01/07/2013 10:03:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox and other channels | 1/7/13
    Media cult coverage to begin shortly.
  • Downton Abbey Season 3 official thread

    01/06/2013 9:12:11 PM PST · by FoxPro · 42 replies
    My 85 year old mom gets so much delight from this.
  • Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

    01/07/2013 9:57:47 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    Gazette.com ^ | 1/7/13 | AP
    BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer. Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories. The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.
  • American Suckers

    01/07/2013 7:53:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 January 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Really, I can’t completely blame foreigners who hold us Americans in contempt. I know that’s a controversial statement, but my reasoning is explained with two questions: Do people generally respect those who allow themselves to be used as a doormat? And, then, how do people usually feel about the character of a traitor? Now consider what foreigners see from modern America. We not only allow aliens to transgress our borders and often refuse to deport them, but we then also sue each other, with many among us fighting tooth and nail for the “rights” of these interlopers. Where other nations...
  • ... Schwarzenegger Says 'Terminator' & Other Violent Movies Shouldn't Be Blamed for Mass Shootings

    01/07/2013 7:40:26 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6 January 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Arnold Schwarzenegger says 'Terminator' and other violent movies shouldn't be blamed for mass shootings Arnold Schwarzenegger may be one of the world's biggest action stars but the former governor of California says violence in films is entertainment and should not be linked to tragic events like the Connecticut school shooting in which 20 children died. The star of films such as 'The Terminator,' 'Predator' and 'True Lies' told a press conference ahead of the opening of his new movie, 'The Last Stand,' that 'one has to keep (the two) separate.' '(This is) entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/6/13

    01/06/2013 5:05:37 PM PST · by mylife · 127 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 1/6/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/6/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • 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.
  • John Taylor Gatto - The Purpose Of Schooling

    01/06/2013 8:14:00 AM PST · by wintertime · 31 replies
    Youtube video: 7:05 This video is well worth the time. John Taylor Gatto-The Purpose of Schooling So?....With the government schools becoming increasingly more prison-like,( and with children literally be arrested for behavior that was once seen as a learning opportunity and handled within the school), do John Gatto's comments ring true? I think they do. If children attend the government's godless prison-like schools and are treated like state prisoners within the prison-like compounds, they risk learning to be comfortable with being state prisoners. The continuation of government schooling has, and will have, evil consequences for the child and for the...
  • War on Words: CAIR Asks Journalists to Drop the Term Islamist

    01/06/2013 6:55:51 AM PST · by Patriot95 · 38 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 6 January 2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    he Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking the nation’s media to make this their new year’s resolution: Stop using the word “Islamist.” Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s communications director, explained in a Jan. 3 op-ed why his group is upset the Associated Press added the term to its latest stylebook, a document that guides reporters worldwide. Hooper wrote: That entry reads: “Islamist — Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.” The AP...
  • Girl Guides set to drop God and Queen from its oath (UK Girl Scouts)

    01/05/2013 8:51:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:34PM GMT 05 Jan 2013 | Julie Henry
    Girlguiding UK is considering the removal of any mention of God or the Queen from its oath. In one of the most controversial shakeups in its 102-year history, the organization has launched a consultation that could lead to significant changes to the promise Guides are expected to take when they join. It would be the first major reform for the Guides, which boasts more than half a million members, to be initiated under Julie Bentley, its new chief executive. The former head of The Family Planning Association, who took over in November, ruffled feathers when she described the Guides as...
  • APD sees rise in active shooter training requests

    01/05/2013 6:55:28 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 12 replies
    KOAT 7 ABC News ^ | UPDATED 6:48 PM MST Jan 05, 2013 | Regina Ruiz
    In the weeks after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, local police said they are receiving more requests for active shooter training in local schools. The active shooter training went into effect after the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999.
  • My 1st paycheck of the year was deposited today. Guess what? (vanity)

    01/05/2013 3:37:47 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 67 replies
    It's smaller.... not a terrible amount but maybe a tank of gas a month or so, maybe more, maybe less. The Social Security tax break was allowed to expire apparently. Thank goodness,.. we all know what a great system S.S. is. This is the deal that Obama wanted and the deal we got. Check your paychecks,.... if you're lucky enough to receive one in Obama's "robust" economy,...see what you find. It's nice to know that I am one of the "rich" now. I guess if Obama can't define you as rich, then he just defines rich as.......you. Plus, as a...
  • The Left Shows Its True, Violent Colors

    01/05/2013 1:30:55 PM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 January 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    It isn’t entirely true that, as Lord Acton said, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It’s often the case that power simply allows people the luxury of lowering façades and showing their true colors. A good example is the recent behavior of many on the Left. Commentator Donald Kaul just wrote that he had no problem with guns being pried from their owners’ “cold, dead hands” and that Republican leaders should be dragged around a parking lot with a pick-up truck. A European college professor recommended the execution of “Climate Change Deniers” and the Pope. Closer to home, an...
  • Cat caught sneaking phone and saw into Brazilian prison

    01/05/2013 12:25:08 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2013 | Harriet Cooke
    Shocked guards at the northeast Brazil prison 'detained' the feline, which was afterwards taken to a vet for medical treatment All 263 inmates are considered suspect in the plot...
  • Whoops — [Obama's] 'Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment

    01/05/2013 10:32:34 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 3, 2013
    recent reports indicate the entire program may have actually hurt the environment far more than it helped. According to E Magazine, the “Clunkers” program, which is officially known as the Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS), produced tons of unnecessary waste while doing little to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The program's first mistake seems to have been its focus on car shredding, instead of car recycling. With 690,000 vehicles traded in, that's a pretty big mistake. According to the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), automobiles are almost completely recyclable, down to their engine oil and brake fluid. But many of the “Cash...
  • Sergeant in Saudi Arabia's Air Force Jailed in Vegas on New Year's Eve Child Rape Charges

    01/05/2013 3:45:54 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2012 | Associated Press
    A sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force was jailed in Las Vegas on charges that he pulled a young boy into a hotel room and sexually assaulted him the morning of Sin City's big New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza. Mazen Alotaibi, 23, faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault with a minor and felony coercion that could get him decades in state prison, according to police and charging documents obtained Friday.
  • #1 - ASK THE IMAM: When can I wear Islamic jewelry?

    01/04/2013 10:55:54 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    NOTE: if I am able to do ASK THE IMAM on a regular basis, I will. Perhaps it will give us some insight into our Muslim neighbors or provide fodder for mocking. Q. Salaam Alaykum, In terms of "Islamic" jewelry, what is permitted to wear all the time and what is not? For example, Qur'an isn't allowed in bathrooms, so therefore I couldn't wear a necklace with Qur'an on it all the time, correct? What about Allah, or any other words in Arabic calligraphy? Thank you. A. Bismillah, Jewelry and other ornaments are from "zina." Zina is anything that a...
  • Woman deported after winning Arizona casino jackpot

    01/04/2013 4:49:20 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 31 replies
    Yahoo news - odd news ^ | 01/04/2012 | unknown author
    Mirna Valenzuela took a trip to Tucson, Arizona’s Casino del Sol Resort with her daughter Zamira Osorio, and hit a $1200 jackpot win. But the lucky win turned unlucky very quickly when events led to Valenzuela’s deportation to Mexico. Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.
  • FBI releases files on late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace

    01/04/2013 4:17:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | January 4, 2013, 5:59 PM | Sara Dover
    The FBI has released its files on the late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace, detailing their scrutiny of a 1970 trip Wallace took to Cuba. There is also an investigation of a threatening letter sent to Wallace in 1977 by a World War II veteran titled "Communist Control of the Press." The files were dug up from the bureau's records vault and were requested via the Freedom of Information Act. Read the documents here. Wallace died on April 7, 2012, at the age of 93 and was widely recognized for his aggressive style in television interviews. In the summer of...
  • MONUMENTAL INTERVIEW: 'We Run This Country, Not You!'

    01/04/2013 4:10:15 PM PST · by Jayster · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/4/2013 | Fox News
    Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath unloaded on President Obama and Washington elites in an interview with Neil Cavuto today on "Your World." Here are some great quotes from Scott McGrath. Full Transcript to follow McGrath: 'This country is in debt. We are so eager to help other countries that we forget our own people.' 'They have to change this and cut out the pork. We can't accept it if it's gonna put us in more debt down the road.' 'A quick fix is not gonna help us....in the long run I don't want to be paying more taxes down the...
  • Planned Parenthood: A Rose by Any Other Name...?

    01/04/2013 10:05:23 AM PST · by fwdude · 2 replies
    Alliance Defending Freedom ^ | 11/27/12 | Alliance Defending Freedom Litigation Counsel Catherine Glenn Foster
    So Planned Parenthood has a new motto, “Care. No Matter What.” Thus begins yet another round of Planned Parenthood deception. It was bad enough in 1942, when Planned Parenthood’s original name—American Birth Control League—was deemed offensive and anti-family. American Birth Control League was renamed Planned Parenthood. Thus the nation’s biggest abortion provider attempted to reboot its public reputation from its eugenic roots, even as its internal memos told a different story. But Planned Parenthood’s true colors have never changed. As its most recent annual report details, the abortion giant spent $1.04 billion in 2009-2010: a figure which indicates that Planned...
  • Only In NY: Spurs’ Jackson Trips Over Bloomberg’s Waitress, Leaves Game

    01/04/2013 8:23:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | January 4, 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Spurs forward Stephen Jackson left San Antonio’s 100-83 loss to the Knicks after spraining his right ankle when he crashed into a waitress working the sideline in front of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Guess who just contributed to the crime rate in NYC,” tweeted New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola.
  • Who else just got notified by management about the 2% payroll tax increase?

    01/04/2013 8:40:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 78 replies
    Supervisor | 4 January 2013
    Our supervisor just notified us that the accountant will be placing a 2% increase in payroll tax on our checks per the "Fiscal Cliff" bill. They lied to the American people and taxed everyone more. Where's the media on this? Liars, liars, liars, liars, liars. Oh, so what! The people who voted that party into office doesn't pay taxes anyway.
  • Pelosi defends altered photo of congresswomen

    01/04/2013 9:19:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 11:53 AM EST
    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday defended an altered picture of Democratic congresswomen that was posted on her Flickr photo-sharing site. The photo showed four House members who were not in the original picture, which was taken Thursday when lawmakers were sworn in as members of the 113th Congress. They arrived at the Capitol steps late, and their images were inserted with a computer program. …
  • Barney Frank: I want to be named interim senator

    01/04/2013 8:19:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/4/13 | Matt Stout
    Just one day removed from the House, Barney Frank says he wants to get back to Washington. Frank, speaking today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry is named secretary of state. “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” Frank said. “It was kind of like you’re about to graduate, and they said: ‘You gotta go to summer school.’ But (the fiscal cliff) deal now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in...
  • Euro has weathered debt storm, Barroso says

    01/04/2013 2:18:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 04.01.13 @ 09:24 (Jan. 4) | Benjamin Fox
    Business investors are confident the eurozone has weathered the worst of the sovereign debt crisis, according to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso. In a speech given to Portuguese diplomats in Lisbon on Thursday (3 January), the former Portuguese leader said that “the perception of risk in the eurozone has disappeared.” He added: “Investors have understood that when European leaders commit themselves to doing everything to safeguard the integrity of the euro, they mean business.” … Last month, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble also told reporters the euro has survived the worst of the crisis, following a buy-back deal on...
  • Police Kicked Out Of Belleville Denny’s For Being Armed

    01/03/2013 9:09:24 PM PST · by grundle · 57 replies
    CBS St. Luois ^ | January 3, 2013
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Belleville police chief Bill Clay is ordering his officers to get their pancakes from anywhere but Denny’s, calling the restaurant “political stupidness.” The new orders come after a New Year’s Day clash between five detectives and one Denny’s manager. The department says the detectives were out of uniform but wearing their badges, when manager David Rice asked them to either leave or put their guns in their vehicle. Rice, told the detectives that one of their weapons, specifically a female detective’s gun, was making another diner feel uncomfortable. As the officers were leaving, without their food,...
  • Washington is broke and broken.

    01/03/2013 10:08:50 AM PST · by ADSUM · 21 replies
    Press release email from Sen Ron Johnson WI | 1/3/2013 | Sen Ron Johnson (WI -R)
    As frustrated as you are with Washington, D.C. right now... Multiply it by 1,000 and you'll know how I feel. Washington is broke and broken. What passes for problem-solving in the United States Senate has shattered the trust of the American people. Our nation is facing monumental financial problems that the career politicians from both political parties created over many decades...and now they're busy squabbling and finger-pointing instead of recognizing our problems and buckling down to the hard work of fixing them. Clever sound bites take the place of ideas. Petty partisan attacks take the place of leadership. Brinkmanship -...
  • Man With a Gun Tries To Enter Mamaroneck, NY Middle School

    01/03/2013 1:10:27 PM PST · by MWestMom · 29 replies
    Fox News
    A Westchester school was locked down this morning when a middle-aged man tried to enter with a gun on his waist.
  • I like Guns (Video)

    01/03/2013 11:18:17 AM PST · by Chuckster · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 11 2009 | Steve Lee
    I Like Guns music video.
  • Shakes were spiked, cops say (parents drugged by kids)

    01/03/2013 9:37:19 AM PST · by thefactor · 31 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | 1/3/2013 | Ed Fletcher
    Two Placer County teenage girls were arrested for allegedly using drugged milkshakes to knock out the parents of one of the girls so they could log on to the Internet, Rocklin police said. Internet access at the Rocklin home was routinely shut off at 10 p.m., said Lt. Lon Milka, a department spokesman. Milka said that on Friday evening, a 15-year-old girl – who had a 16-year-old friend from Roseville visiting – offered to pick up milkshakes from a local fast-food restaurant for her parents. The parents drank about a quarter of the milkshakes but didn't finish them, saying they...
  • Thinking about school safety

    01/03/2013 9:37:01 AM PST · by pabianice · 3 replies
    The Community Advocate ^ | 12/3/13 | Sherman
    Guns are again the topic of conversation across the nation in the aftermath of the Connecticut school mass shooting. Opinions range from banning all but flint-lock rifles to having the federal government ensure a police office on duty in every school. Unfortunately, neither of these ideas can work. Banning private firearms violates the Constitution, the most recent Supreme Court decisions, and public sentiment. On the other hand, a police officer at each school would be too expensive to afford when our government representatives refuse to cut any spending at all, even if it is to spend two million dollars to...
  • Boy, 6, suspended over finger gun [school says "serious incident... threatened to shoot a student"]

    01/02/2013 8:04:34 PM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
    UPI ^ | January 2, 2013
    SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Maryland 6-year-old was suspended from school for forming the shape of a gun with his hands and saying "pow," a lawyer for his family said. Robin Ficker said a boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was given a one-day suspension from school with a conference planned for when students returned from winter break for the pretend shooting a week after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., The (Springfield, Va.) Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. "What they're doing is...
  • (Behold, The Religion of Peace) Aceh Town to Ban Female Passengers from Straddling Motorcycles

    01/02/2013 7:09:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | January 02, 2013 | Nurdin Hasan
    Aceh Town to Ban Female Passengers from Straddling Motorcycles Banda Aceh. The administration of the Aceh town of Lhokseumawe is set to issue a regulation that will ban female passengers from straddling motor bikes. “We’ve seen that people’s behaviors and morals are getting far from Aceh’s Islamic cultural values. Therefore we will issue a regulation that will ban women from straddling while sitting on the passenger’s seat of motorcycles,” Lhokseumawe mayor Suaidi Yahya told the Jakarta Globe. “We want to save women from things that will cause them to violate Shariah law. We wish to honor women with this ban,...
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • (ObamaNation) Police: Woman Tried to Buy iPads with Food Stamp Card

    01/02/2013 1:53:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    RTV 6 (ABC) ^ | 12/20/2012 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    Police: Woman tried to buy iPads with food stamp card • Tracy Browning taken into custody LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police say a Kentucky woman was arrested after she tried to buy iPads with her food stamp card. Tracy Browning, of Louisville, KY, attempted to buy two iPads at Walmart with her Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the card was declined, police said Browning grabbed the items, ran from the store and assaulted a store clerk on her way out of the store.
  • Ray Lewis to retire after season

    01/02/2013 12:13:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 2, 2013 | Jamison Hensley
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this season, closing one of the greatest careers in NFL history. Lewis says "it is time for me to create a new legacy" after 17 NFL seasons. He intends to play for the first time since tearing his triceps two months ago when the Ravens host the Colts in Sunday's wild-card game, saying "there is no reason for me to not play," according to The Baltimore Sun. Sunday likely will be Lewis' final game in Baltimore even if the Ravens win because of their No....
  • Giant snowman makes Ont. dad talk of the town

    01/02/2013 11:04:25 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 41 replies
    London Free Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | Hank Daniszewski
    Maybe it was all that waiting, but when Bob Mann made his snowman, he went big. The six-metre snowman, sporting a dapper top hat, stands in the front yard of his home on Godfrey Dr., in the Huron and Highbury area. Mann planned to build the snowman last year, fashioning the top hat out of a 20-litre pail and sewing four scarves together.
  • Dems fear Scott may run for gov (Brown/MA)

    01/02/2013 11:14:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 59 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/2/13 | Joe Battenfeld
    While Democrats frantically try to block Scott Brown from going back to the U.S. Senate, there are also increasing fears he could pose an even bigger threat as the next Massachusetts governor. Republicans close to the departing U.S. senator said he’s itching to go back to Washington to replace John Kerry, but Democrats are buzzing more about a potential Brown gubernatorial campaign in 2014. It may be tempting for Brown to run in a special election against a vulnerable Rep. Edward J. Markey, but he should reject the easy play and go for the job that really matters — running...
  • KS: Sperm donor ordered by state to pay child support (to separated lesbian couple on assistance)

    01/02/2013 11:10:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/2/13 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- A sperm donor in Kansas is fighting a state effort to force him to pay child support for a child conceived through artificial insemination by a lesbian couple. William Marotta, 46, of Topeka said he is "a little scared about where this is going to go, primarily for financial reasons," The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/132b7Ji) reported Monday. When he donated sperm to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner in 2009, Marotta relinquished all parental rights, as well as financial responsibility for the child. When Bauer and Schreiner filed for state assistance this year, the state demanded the donor's name...
  • Delhi rape spurs Indian women to rush for gun licenses

    01/02/2013 7:13:25 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    A sense of insecurity has gripped the female population in parts of India. As the ashes of the New Delhi gang rape victim were scattered over the Ganges River, hundreds of Indian women applied for firearm licenses and joined self-defense classes. ­Since the news of the brutal gang rape and murder broke in December, 274 Delhi women have applied for gun licenses, Delhi police said. Some 1,200 more have called the licensing department to inquire how to obtain one. “These include not only the average working woman, but even students who travel long distances to colleges and even their concerned...