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  • Newsweek Cover: Obama The Second Coming

    01/20/2013 3:09:58 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    This Newsweek cover is just laughable. And offensive if you ever get around to stopping laughing. Yes, this is how they think of Obama in their hearts but in the end, this is just stunt journalism. This is the same as DC killing Superman back in the 90's. They've ceased caring about what they're writing about. Everything is good or bad simply based on how many heads turn to look. It's a stunt. They've clearly ceased to care about journalism in any way, shape or form. They don't care if what they do is impressive or a car wreck as...
  • Anarchy of Government

    01/20/2013 9:19:39 AM PST · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Chris Carter
    When we hear the term “anarchy,” it brings to mind a society with no laws or structure. In the hands of good people, anarchy can represent absolute freedom. One could argue that Americans would be far more prosperous if we were free of the heavy taxes and regulations that hamper our economy today. But in the hands of the bad, anarchy represents chaos. There is no rule of law to deter criminals; no police force to protect the people or their property; no military to repel foreign invaders. But that is only if we consider the citizens of a state....
  • GAO: “No Opinion” on U.S. Financial Audit

    01/20/2013 8:45:00 AM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 11 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 20, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Comments on 2012 Financial Statements of the U.S. Government- By: Larry Walker II -The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is required to audit financial statements for the U.S. government each year. What the GAO found in its Fiscal Year 2012 Audit published on January 17, 2013 is clearly unacceptable. If you take a few moments to read the report, what you’ll discover is that not only has the U.S. government been operating without a budget for the last three years, but even worse its books and records are so out of order that financial auditors were unable to render an opinion....
  • How Minor Strategies Can Emerge Within the r/K Paradigm (Where Libertarianism Fits In)

    01/20/2013 7:24:37 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 34 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | January 20th, 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    It is well accepted that r/K Theory will not always yield an ideal strategy for every environment. Subtle nuances of an environment can make certain mixtures of r and K-strategies advantageous in that particular case, and produce slightly different psychological qualities. This is why after r/K is taught in college, those who go further into the discipline are taught to further subdivide strategies into life history traits, specific to a species. One of the most well characterized examples of deviation from r/K is the fact that r/K is density dependent.If you have a lot of individuals, crammed together in an...
  • Virginia mulls tuition for undocumented immigrants

    01/20/2013 6:58:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Rappahannock News ^ | Jan. 19, 2013 | Jessica Dahlberg
    RICHMOND – It is the American motto – the premise the country takes pride in: If you work hard, you can accomplish anything, be anything. But for some who consider themselves Americans, the rule does not apply. Undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children face an obstacle when trying to accomplish their educational goals. When they graduate from high school, they must pay out-of-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities — a difficult feat since they usually don’t qualify for financial aid programs either. “It becomes part of the expectation for young immigrants that they won’t...
  • Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes

    01/20/2013 5:43:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/14/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes By Michael, on January 14th, 2013 As stocks have risen in recent years, the big hedge funds and the "too big to fail" banks have used borrowed money to make absolutely enormous profits. But when you use debt to potentially multiply your profits, you also create the possibility that your losses will be multiplied if the markets turn against you. When the next stock market crash happens, and the gigantic pyramid of risk, debt and leverage on Wall Street comes tumbling down, will highly leveraged banks...
  • The Authenticity of Fake

    01/20/2013 5:01:32 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last week featured the shocking revelation that two athletes had lied to the whole country for years in order to become rich and famous. This is the same thing that politicians do except without the exercise regimen. Moral theater is an odd event in a country which has mostly given up on morals. In the absence of any notion of right and wrong, the only truly punishable offenses involve hurting people's feelings. That includes famous people "betraying our trust" by doing something that we didn't expect them to be doing thereby deceiving us into liking them for the wrong reasons....
  • The Fingerprints of Perfection Upon Creation

    01/19/2013 11:03:57 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 8 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 20 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Several years ago while shoveling snow outside of the business I worked for, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and was greeted by a gentleman who asked, “Do you believe in the existence of God?” “Absolutely!” I replied. He then asked “And, you believe that he created everything?” Again, I replied “Yes, absolutely!” This gentleman went on say, “So, of all of His creations, the universe, the stars, the oceans, the animals and so on… He, can reach out and have as much of His creations that He desires at anytime, except for one..” “And, this...
  • College Girls Looking for “Sugar Daddies” Abound

    01/19/2013 8:08:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    kidfocused ^ | October 16, 2011 | Julie Samrick
    Watch out parents of young women, there’s a new Satan in town looking to tempt and then profit from your daughters. The problem is, there isn’t only just one. There is a plethora of on-line dating sites, calling themselves arrangement sites, where young women looking to pay down college debt are matched to older, wealthy donors. What is not advertised, but is clearly understood by reading young women’s confessionals in a recent Huffington Post piece about “sugar daddies” and the financially beleaguered “sugar baby” girls, is that these arrangements are for paid sex, and the industry is booming. One college...
  • Arizona: Over 1,000 Support Second Amendment at Capitol

    01/19/2013 8:39:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Just a quick note. I am tired from driving to Phoenix to the protest against more gun laws at the capitol, then a quick look at the fairgrounds for the gun show, and then found my place in the desert broke into on the way back. I have some pictures of the rally at the capitol that I hope to post later. We arrived at the show about 11:45, and had a hard time finding parking. Finally found a spot and moved to the capitol. I counted out a hundred people, cut the crowd into roughly equivalent slices, and figured...
  • How to Use Violence When Arguing with Liberals

    01/19/2013 6:13:45 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 151 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | January 19th, 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    I was emailing with a reader, who has noticed the same things about Liberal debating tactics that I have. His perception was that every interaction must have a component which will shame the Liberal. It must have some aspect which the Liberal will not want anyone else to see. Of course the reason that such a component would be shameful, is due to the fact that if it became widely known, the Liberal would be out-grouped. It is the threat of being out-grouped which motivates the Liberal to abandon Liberalism. However, there may be more to it, and there may...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Locked and Loaded

    01/19/2013 4:51:43 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    LET'S GET RIGHT TO THE POINT While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart. While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt. Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets. The F-16’s M61 Vulcan cannon can fire 6,000 rounds a minute...
  • As It Gets Worse, It Cannot Get Desperate

    01/18/2013 8:58:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Jared C. Wilson
    For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. – Mark 6:18-20 We have been tracking the shift for some time. To simply say what the Bible says — as one who believes what it says, of course, not as some...
  • Congressman Says There's No Public Safety Case for Big Magazines

    01/18/2013 5:29:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 31 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made a strenuous argument for limiting the number of bullets a given gun ought to be able to fire before needing to be reloaded. “I find the argument that a person might need more than two or three shots to defend himself from an assailant unconvincing,” Nadler said. “I mean, if you're that bad of a shot giving you more bullets seems like it would be a greater threat to public safety than if the attacker murders you.” Nadler maintained that “a dispassionate look at the numbers is what I'm arguing for. A victim wildly spraying...
  • Obama’s Attack on Your Freedom Continues

    01/18/2013 11:01:37 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    We have not even had his second inauguration yet and President Obama has made two things perfectly clear. First, he will stoop to whatever low is necessary, even using the grisly murder of sweet, innocent children to manipulatively push “forward” his Stalin like agenda to strip you of the gun rights guaranteed to you by the Second Amendment...
  • Guns Don’t Make You Safe

    01/18/2013 9:56:20 AM PST · by civislibertas · 41 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 1/18/2013 | centinel
    Holding a gun in your hands does not guarantee either your safety or your life. There is no surety that someone else won’t have bigger or better weapons and can still take what you consider valuable. The whole point of holding a gun in your hands is that it raises the bar of consequence and therefore of the required level of intent for any attacker. The gun does not say, “you cannot kill me”. The gun says, “you can kill me, but until you do, I remain free”. To that end, the bigger or better the weapon is, the more...
  • Banning Private Sales Costs Lives (Published Study)

    01/18/2013 9:23:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In a paper published in 2008, comparing highly regulated Californian gun shows with relatively unregulated Texas gun shows, there was no statistical difference in suicide rates, but the Texas shows, with far less regulation, showed a statistically significant drop in the homicide rate. From the study: "But our results provide little evidence of a gun show-induced increase in mortality in Texas. In fact, we find that in the two weeks following a gun show, the average number of gun homicides declines in the area surrounding the gun show. Aggregating across all gun shows in the state, we find that there...
  • BULLET POINT- from Big Sis

    01/18/2013 5:38:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You didn't hear about all that...?
  • “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual”

    01/18/2013 12:10:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    I did get a chance, on my voyage yesterday, to listen to this part of Rush’s show (emphasis mine): RUSH: I’m gonna take a stab at answering my question. Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country. To what end? Aside from wanting everybody’s name on a list of some kind, why is Obama doing all of this? I mean, all of this is so in our face. Everything that people hold dear is under assault, deliberately making people upset. This is not what presidents do. Deliberately making people upset. Maybe this is about...
  • 'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun Control

    01/17/2013 10:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    After trotting out young children as the backdrop for his gun control rollout yesterday, the White House released videos today of young children reading anti-gun letters to the camera. “No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns!” pleads one little girl, Hinnah. “My opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns,” says little Julia. “It’s a free country, but I recommend there needs to be a limit with guns,” says little Grant. “I thought I would write to you to stop gun violence,” reads little Taejah...