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  • Corbett son-in-law under federal investigation (Penna)

    01/31/2013 4:18:49 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    philly.com ^ | 1-31-13 | Inquirer Staff
    Inquirer staff Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 5:47 PM The son-in-law of Gov. Corbett, a narcotics officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, is under investigation by the FBI and was removed from the street today, sources said. The Philadelphia Police department confirmed that a narcotics officer was taken off the street and placed on administrative leave Thursday, following the results of an FBI and Internal Affairs investigation. The department said it would not identify the officer because he had not been arrested or formally charged. He was identified by sources as Gerold Gibson, Corbett's son-in-law. Gov. Corbett, attending a Chamber...
  • From gay members to atheist scouts: The Boy Scouts America deserves

    01/31/2013 2:04:01 PM PST · by barmag25 · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/29/2013 | Herb Silverman
    That’s one small step for tolerance, but one giant leap for states’ rights. The modified policy would, in effect, kick the can down the road to local sponsors, who could continue the abominable policy of deeming gay teenagers too “immoral” to participate in Boy Scout activities. There is no similar step forward for atheists. This modified policy would still require local groups to discriminate against atheists, apparently because the Boy Scout Oath implies that an atheist can’t be “morally straight” unless he can do his “duty to God.” Using this twisted logic, a number of courageous and honest atheists have...
  • North Korean parents 'eating their own children' after being driven mad by hunger

    01/31/2013 1:57:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1-27-2013 | Becky Evans
    A starving man in North Korea has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports from inside the secretive state claim. A 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae is believed to have killed up to 10,000 people and there are fears that incidents of cannibalism have risen. The grim story is just one to emerge as residents battle starvation after a drought hit farms and shortages were compounded by party officials confiscating food. Undercover reporters from Asia Press told the Sunday Times that one man dug up his grandchild's corpse and ate it....
  • Report: Up to $25M welfare waste

    01/31/2013 11:32:07 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 01/31/2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Bay State taxpayers are doling out a staggering $25 million a year to welfare recipients who may not even be eligible to collect, according to a blistering new report from one of the state’s top fraud fighters. The report, focused on families with at least one child, 
estimated that almost 10 percent of the 51,311 families on welfare are able to collect benefits from the Department of Transitional 
Assistance without having to provide the right documentation. The inspector general’s eye-opening study found the welfare department is awarding benefits to recipients who: • work outside jobs — a welfare violation that...
  • Missouri School to Cut Kids' Hair for Drug Test

    01/31/2013 10:16:50 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/31/2013 | Mark Russell,
    One Kansas City high school is taking the war on drugs to the next level. Beginning this fall, Rockhurst High School will require students to submit their hair for random drug tests, reports KSHB. In a somewhat bizarre-sounding process, a staff member who happens to be a barber will cut about 60 strands from randomly selected students' heads or bodies. (KSHB helpfully clarifies that hair in private areas will not be touched.) The Jesuit institution will then test for everything from cocaine and PCP to pot and signs of binge drinking; the test is said to be able to identify...
  • In Vietnam, rage growing over loss of land rights

    01/30/2013 11:35:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:26 AM EST | Chris Brummitt
    Faced with a group of farmers refusing to give up their land for a housing project, the Communist Party officials negotiating the deal devised a solution: They went to a bank, opened accounts in the names of the holdouts and deposited what they decided was fair compensation. Then they took the land. The farmers, angry at the sum and now forced to compete for jobs in a stuttering economy, blocked the main road connecting the capital to the north of the country for one day in December. In a macabre gesture, some clambered into coffins. Police who came to break...
  • NY Times says Chinese hacked paper’s computers

    01/30/2013 10:54:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2013 1:29 AM EST
    The New York Times says Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated its computer networks over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of one of China's leaders. … The attacks coincided with a Times’ investigation into how the family and relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao built a fortune worth more than $2 billion. …
  • (Coming to America) Zimbabwe Finance Minister Admits: 'We've Only Got Ł138.34 in the Bank'

    01/30/2013 6:59:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    • Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers' • However he today contradicted his claims by saying the following day $30m was paid into government accounts • Result is culmination of years of ruinous economic policy by Zimbabwe's despotic President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash strapped country's bank accounts - and discovered it only has Ł138 and 34 pence left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference yesterday declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants...
  • Niners CB says openly gay players would not be welcomed on the team

    01/30/2013 6:42:01 PM PST · by izzatzo · 42 replies
    Yahoo via Drudge ^ | 01/30/2013 | Martin Rogers
    NEW ORLEANS – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has made inflammatory comments regarding homosexuality in football just a few days before Super Bowl XLVII. Shock jock Artie Lange revealed he had interviewed Culliver at media day Tuesday and aired a segment on his show that night, where the player insisted that any gay players would not be welcome on the team. "I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here...
  • Last surviving Andrews Sisters member Patty Andrews dies at 94

    01/30/2013 5:33:48 PM PST · by massmike · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/30/2013 | Associated Press
    Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and the poignant "I Can Dream, Can't I?" captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94. Andrews died of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, said family spokesman Alan Eichler in a statement. Patty was the Andrews in the middle, the lead singer and chief clown, whose raucous jitterbugging delighted American servicemen abroad and audiences at home. She could also deliver sentimental ballads like...
  • Teen girl who performed at Obama inauguration killed in Chicago shooting

    01/30/2013 11:27:38 AM PST · by South40 · 67 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | January 30, 2013
    A teenage girl who attended presidential inauguration activities in Washington earlier this month was shot to death at a Chicago park. Police say 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday and later died at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. An unidentified boy was shot in the leg and is being treated at the hospital. No arrests have been made. Hadiya was a majorette with the King College Prep High School band, which performed at several inaugural events. CBS Chicago affiliate WBBM-TV reports she was also an honor student and volleyball player.
  • Poll to FReep

    01/30/2013 9:49:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Right now
    Should the Boy Scouts of America end its policy against allowing openly gay members?
  • Would-be carjackers foiled by mysteries of the stick shift

    01/29/2013 4:41:10 PM PST · by grundle · 101 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    An attempted stickup was confounded by a car’s stick shift, when would-be carjackers failed to understand the mechanics behind a manual transmission. Randolph Bean tells WOFL FOX 35 that two men attempted to steal his 2002 yellow Corvette at gunpoint outside an Orlando hospital, but they ended up running away after they couldn’t figure out how to drive his car. "They apparently couldn't start it,” Bean 51, is quoted as saying in a police report. “I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it's a standard transmission." After several failed attempts, the thieves eventually...
  • Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition

    01/29/2013 3:46:14 PM PST · by fwdude · 45 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 29, 2013 | Family Research Council
    January 29, 2013 - Tuesday For 103 years, the mission of the Boy Scouts has been "to prepare young people to make ethical choices." Unfortunately, the organization's leadership seems less inclined to make those same choices themselves, as rumors swirl that the Board is on the verge of reversing its longtime policy on homosexuality. To most parents, the news that the Scouts were even considering a change is a shock. After all, it was just seven months ago that the same spokesman told reporters that, after a two-year review, a special committee had unanimously recommended keeping the ban. "The vast...
  • Skeeter? A CNN Journalist Did a Segment Insinuating Obama’s Lying About His Shooting

    01/29/2013 1:05:03 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    If there are truthers and birthers, should there now be a new term for those who are doubting President Obama’s claim that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”? And should that term be “skeeters”? If so, count CNN’s rising young star Erin Burnett among the gadflies. During a segment on Monday night, Burnett took over two minutes to dissect the president’s shooting claim — and she found it wanting. “Obama the skeet shooter,” she began. “Yeah, I’m not making this up. I mean, if someone is, it isn’t me.” She then played the clip of CNN’s Jessica Yellin confronting...
  • Obama vs. Fox News -- behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization

    01/29/2013 12:44:05 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox News. In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington's partisan gridlock, the president told TNR,"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News...for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it." Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at...
  • Pizza Chain Makes Special Delivery for Soldier in Afghanistan (blurry screen alert)

    01/29/2013 7:28:39 AM PST · by rawhide · 14 replies
    abcnews ^ | 1-29-13 | Susan Clarke
    Army National Guard Maj. Shawn Fulker is thousands of miles away serving in Afghanistan, and when his wife's birthday came around, he decided he wanted to do something very special. Josephine Fulker loves Mellow Mushroom pizza,so her husband emailed Mellow Mushroom's corporate website on Thursday to ask whether one of the company's Jacksonville stores could deliver a pizza and a $50 gift card to his wife at their Jacksonville, Fla., home.If they could, he said, he would call the store and pay for it with his credit card. Mellow Mushroom did one better. Unbeknownst to Shawn Fulker,a local Mellow Mushroom...
  • Experts find new evidence in submarine mystery

    01/29/2013 7:04:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | BRUCE SMITH
    Researchers say they may have the final clues needed to solve the mystery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which never resurfaced after it became the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship, taking its eight-man crew to a watery grave.
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread Mon. Jan. 28 (9-10 PM PT)

    01/28/2013 9:05:31 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 3 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 1/28/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail... Paul Preston at paul@edtalkradio.com Chriss@chrissstreetandcompany.com http://www.mysytv.net/kmyclive.html
  • Three arrested in Oompa Loompa attack

    01/28/2013 8:56:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | January 28, 2013
    NORWICH, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British police said they have arrested a trio of suspects in an assault involving four attackers, two of whom were dressed as Oompa Loompas. Norwich police said the three suspects, two men in their late teens and one in his early 20s, were arrested Saturday on charges of grievous bodily harm, the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press reported Monday.
  • David Cameron’s wife Samantha is the “driving force” behind gay marriage (per cabinet minister)

    01/28/2013 1:34:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:30AM GMT 26 Jan 2013 | Tim Walker
    Mandrake reported on Friday that David Cameron’s mother, Mary, had been asked why the Prime Minister was pressing ahead with plans to change the law in favor of same-sex marriage when it was alienating so many of the Conservative Party’s natural supporters. “I know, but David just won’t be told,” the retired Justice of the Peace replied. The answer may be close to hand: a cabinet minister points to Samantha Cameron’s influence on her husband. “Samantha is the driving force behind the policy,” claims the minister. The baronet’s daughter, who is a creative consultant at Smythson, the Mayfair luxury goods...
  • Democrats, tea party unite vs. Mitch McConnell

    01/28/2013 1:26:18 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Manu Raju
    Tea party activists looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary may get some help from an unlikely source: Democrats. Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight. -snip- Now, Paul is supporting McConnell’s reelection bid. And much to the chagrin of tea party activists looking for a McConnell primary challenger, Massie has emphatically said he won’t take on...
  • Pray for Our Nation and American Heroes (1/28/13)

    01/28/2013 11:22:13 AM PST · by Faith · 12 replies
    January 28, 2013 | Faith
    Blessed be the Lord Who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our Salvation. Selah.Psalm 68:19
  • Texting woman falls into canal [VIDEO]

    01/28/2013 8:59:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | January 25, 2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    If this isn't the perfect PSA for the dangers of texting and walking, we don't know what is. British radio personality Laura Safe was typing messages to her boyfriend when she walked straight into the icy water of a canal in Birmingham--and it was all caught on CCTV. "I thought the canal was pavement because it looked dark out of the corner of my eye," Safe told the Sun.
  • Here is video of Dianne Feinstein from “60 Minutes” in 1995, saying she wants guns confiscated

    01/28/2013 8:47:05 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blXkl9YVoHoM
  • Beyonce has yet to apologize to Chuck Schumer for lip-syncing at inauguration

    01/28/2013 6:10:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and TODD VENEZIA
    Her phony warbling made Chuck Schumer look like a fool — but she hasn’t apologized to him for it. The New York senator angrily admitted yesterday that the pop queen has not called him to say sorry after she turned last week’s inaugural bash into an unexpected Milli Vanilli concert by lip-syncing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I have not heard from her before, during or after,” a testy Schumer told The Post after he was asked if Beyoncé had called him to give a musical mea culpa. “She did not talk to me at all. I didn’t say any words to...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/27/13

    01/27/2013 5:06:24 PM PST · by mylife · 88 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 1/27/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/27/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Government Officials Can Still Own Assault Weapons Under Feinstein Bill

    01/27/2013 3:53:06 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | January 25 2013 | Ashley Portero
    Not everyone is exempted from owning military-style assault weapons under new legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Weapons used by government officials and law enforcement will not be prohibited by the law proposed by the California Democrat, which would prohibit the sale, manufacture and importation of 158 specifically named semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Any weapons legally owned before the bill’s enactment would also be exempt, although those firearms would have to be registered in a national database. In addition, more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles and manually operated firearms...
  • Doctors: Sharon Still 'Out of It,' Although Brain is Operating

    01/27/2013 3:23:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | David Lev
    Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel whose last claim to fame was his expulsion of some 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gush Katif and northern Samaria, is still in a coma, as he has been since 2005. But recent medical treatments show that there is activity in Sharon's brain – specifically when it comes to recognizing photos of family members. Sharon was recently examined by experts at Ben Gurion University and Soroka Hospital, where he underwent an MRI scan, Voice of Israel public radio reported. .....
  • Grammy Winner Steve Vaus writes and records Gun Rights Anthem, 'COME AND TAKE IT!'

    01/27/2013 2:07:25 PM PST · by Main Street · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Steve Vaus
    Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Steve Vaus throws down the gauntlet; writes and records gun owner's 'Anthem' for the 2nd Amendment and Gun Rights, called 'COME AND TAKE IT!'
  • Secret Service dog falls off roof and dies while protecting Vice President Biden in New Orleans

    01/27/2013 7:40:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2013
    A Secret Service dog tragically fell to its death Saturday night in New Orleans while doing a security sweep of six-story building next a hotel where Vice President Joe Biden was hosting an event.
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • Big Band Music

    01/26/2013 8:30:00 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 6 replies
    Swinging tears ^ | 1/26/2013 | Swinging Years
    4 Hours of big band Music every Saturday & Sunday 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific time.
  • Women in Combat Spells Trouble

    01/25/2013 6:54:36 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights. They claim that justice requires nothing short of opening all positions to females, regardless of the consequences to combat effectiveness, unit cohesion, or military readiness, factors whose importance they minimize in any event. What is perhaps most striking about Secretary Panetta's action is that it reverses the combat exclusion policy that...
  • Princess Bride t-shirt causes in-flight scare

    01/25/2013 3:51:26 PM PST · by AuntB · 35 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Jan. 25, 2013 | UK Telegraph
    A t-shirt emblazoned with one of the most memorable lines from the classic adventure film The Princess Bride caused a furore on a Qantas flight last week. Wynand Mullins boarded a plane bound for Auckland on Sunday with “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die” printed on the front of his top. While some fellow fliers recognised that the line was from the swashbuckling 1987 film The Princess Bride, it went over the heads of other passengers, who told cabin crew they felt threatened by the t-shirt’s message. Mr Mullins told Fairfax New Zealand: "The...
  • Obama vs the fly. Call it a draw?

    01/25/2013 7:35:57 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/24/13 | Oliver Knox
    Three days into President Barack Obama's second term and it's clear he's not the man he was in his first term. Just ask the fly. A pesky Musca domestica (per pooler Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo) landed on the president's face during a press conference Thursday to announce his picks to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama swatted at the fly a couple of times, and the official White House transcript records, "This guy is bothering me here—(swatting at a fly.)" The insect eventually left the commander in chief alone.
  • Military and Society Threatened by Women in Combat

    01/25/2013 7:15:27 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mark Davis
    The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way. In the foggy mess of the debate over women in combat, you will see media references to a “ban” being “lifted.” Bans are bad. Lifting bans is good. Therein lies the bias strangling this issue in the dominant media culture. Am I “banned” from the women’s restrooms at work? No, I’m just not supposed to be in there, so that word doesn’t come up. The left has commandeered combat as a rhetorical...
  • We need a new Gun Law- Those who cannot purchase one cannot write legislation on them! (vanity)

    01/25/2013 4:17:14 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    All of these legislative pieces floating around in various Chambers got me to thinking.....some of the people actually WRITING gun legislation could not even walk into a store and purchase a gun. That needs to be made unlawful. Surely everyone can agree that people who cannot legally buy a gun should not be able to write laws regarding them. Barack Obama admitted to using drugs- he could not legally purchase a gun yet is helping to write gun legislation. Bobby Rush of IL is a felon- he also could not legally purchase a gun yet he is once again proposing...
  • Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness [ER admissions and deaths up by 25% since plastic bag ban]

    01/24/2013 6:31:52 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    papers.ssrn.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright
    Abstract: Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar...
  • Stolen Valor: The John Kerry Story - Full Video

    01/24/2013 5:57:48 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Delcon Six
    This is the story John Kerry does not want you to hear. The story of these valiant POW's is compelling and powerful. "Stolen Honor" is their story. It reveals the pages of history the liberal media won't tell you
  • NASA tests vintage Apollo 11 rocket engine for ideas for new US missions

    01/24/2013 5:34:29 PM PST · by Islander7 · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | AP
    A vintage rocket engine built to blast the first U.S. lunar mission into Earth's orbit more than 40 years ago is again rumbling across the Southern landscape. The engine, known to NASA engineers as No. F-6049, was supposed to help propel Apollo 11 into orbit in 1969, when NASA sent Neil Armstrong and two other astronauts to the moon for the first time.
  • Colleges Skirt Obamacare By Cutting Adjunct Faculty Hours

    01/24/2013 2:58:12 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    adjunctnation.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Brian McVicar
    With about a year left before major portions of the federal health reform law take effect, colleges around the country – including Grand Rapids Community College – are looking for more guidance about how new regulations will affect adjunct instructors. Specifically, the concern is over a provision in the act treating employees working 30 or more hours a week as full-time, thus requiring employer-assisted health care. Considering that many in academe “talk more about credit hours and course loads than hours worked, more clarification is needed,” Craig Smith, director of higher education for the American Federation of Teachers, recently told...
  • Dianne Feinstein Technically Broke DC Laws Displaying Assault Weapons

    01/24/2013 1:55:35 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    policymic.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Christ Miles
    During Thursday's announcement of a new assault weapons ban, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) displayed guns as props during her. However, the guns on display break Washington, D.C., gun laws- as reported by CNN.
  • Feinstein's Gun Display Breaks DC's Gun Laws

    01/24/2013 1:42:53 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | January 24, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) displayed guns as props during her announcement of her proposed assault weapons ban. However, the guns on display break DC gun laws- as reported by CNN. Sen. Feinstein got special permission and does not have to abide by the law.
  • Woman describes hostage ordeal in Tahoe Park

    01/24/2013 1:25:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 24, 2013 | Kim Minugh
    For two hours, Cathy Scoto said, she sat in the hallway of her Tahoe Park home with a stranger holding her hostage. Once, when he wasn't paying attention, she texted her roommate, "Intruder in the house." Another time, she snuck a kitchen knife in her pants, just in case. The last time, she grabbed her pit bulls and ran. "I felt really in control … until I stepped outside," said Scoto, 36, who escaped unharmed.
  • Texas Women Sue X-Rated Revenge Website

    01/24/2013 11:06:04 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    CBS local ^ | 01/23/2013 | J.D. Miles & Angela Martin
    FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Sexy pictures, taken for private purposes, are finding their way online. The website, described as a revenge porn site, is posting explicit photos submitted by men seeking revenge on their ex-girlfriends. But a group of Texas women may get the last laugh, after filing a lawsuit against the site. Hollie Toups, 32, says she “stopped breathing for awhile” when she found semi-nude pictures of herself on the site. Toups went from being a modest teacher’s aide in Beaumont to an unintended porn star, after an ex-boyfriend posted explicit photos along with personal information. “I...
  • Meriwether Lewis' air rifle

    01/23/2013 9:23:19 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | February 1, 2011 | NFMCurator·
    Lewis and Clark's secret weapon - a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni , as used bin the Napoleonic Wars. A Treasure Gun from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread Wed. 1/23/13 (9 - 10PM PT)

    01/23/2013 9:06:41 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 1 replies
    http://www.mysytv.com ^ | 1/23/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.com Call in questions and comments at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail... Paul Preston at paul@edtalkradio.com Chriss@chrissstreetandcompany.com http://www.mysytv.net/kmyclive.html
  • Climate Change

    01/23/2013 8:31:41 PM PST · by Paul Pierett · 21 replies
    http://sunspotshurricanesandglaciers.com/ ^ | January 2013 | Paul Pierett
    Having tired of writing in blogs and having lost the support of a blog that carried my work, I now have my own web page. I opened my own web site on climate change. I wrote it for the average person. sunspotshurricanesandglaciers.com It is not a blog. It is information in nature. If you wish to comment, my email is on my work or you can use the message traffic here. I open my free republic about once a week to see what is happening. I open my web site about the same to proof-read each page. I always find...
  • Meet Baxter, a New Kind of Industrial Robot

    01/23/2013 2:59:54 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKONzD-XsQ