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  • CA Hispanics to Outnumber Whites by End of Year

    01/24/2013 11:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 22, 2013 | Tony Lee
    According to figures revealed in California Gov. Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget proposal, the number of Hispanics will be equal to the number of whites by July of this year--39% of Californians will be Hispanic and 39% will be white then. By the end of the year, the number of Hispanics will outnumber whites. In addition, the report found that 80% of Hispanics in California are younger than 50, compared to only 73 percent of whites. The report notes that "as many in the non-Hispanic white population retire, they will be replaced by a more diverse workforce.” Hispanics made up 12...
  • Really, Leon Panetta? You want Sandra Fluke in combat?

    01/24/2013 10:42:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Da Tech Guy's Blog ^ | January 23, 2013 | Roxeanne De Luca
    Yes, women in combat. Women, who can’t figure out how to go to the Target pharmacy and $9/month birth control, will be gunning down terrorists. Women, who think that telling them to buy their own birth control, cupcake, is a “war on women,” will be seeing actual combat. Women who complain about a “rape culture” want girls out into the front lines as rape-bait if captured by the enemy (and those front lines will be six thousand miles away from the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic). The same people who think that it’s a right wing nutjob idea for women teachers...
  • Demilitarizing the Military

    01/24/2013 10:30:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 24, 2013 | David French
    The decision to open up ground combat, front-line roles to women should not be viewed in isolation from a number of significant military policy changes during President Obama’s administration. Some changes have made headlines — the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” women in combat roles, and planned troop reductions– while others, like the ever-increasing influence of international human-rights law in combat operations, have not. There is a common theme, however, and it is decidedly not one of increased combat effectiveness. Following the collapse in morale after the Vietnam War, our nation has labored long and hard to create a...
  • Sharia Police already a Reality in London

    01/24/2013 9:42:37 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 January 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Five people so far have been arrested by the police in connection with the offences committed by the self-proclaiming "Muslim vigilantes" last weekend, including causing grievous bodily harm and public order offences. The video that can be seen clicking on the link just below the post title shows ordinary people on the streets of East London being confronted by Muslim vigilantes telling them that it is a "Muslim area" and "this is a Muslim patrol". They say: "No alcohol is allowed", "The Muslims patroling this area forbid evil, and alcohol is evil", forcing people to relinquish cans and bottles. Other...
  • Refusal to Allow Smart Meter cause for Arrest

    01/24/2013 7:57:31 PM PST · by Pleistarchos · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/13 | Pleistarchos
    This is one brave woman, People like this put many of us to shame for our failure to act. Appropriately her last name means 'steel' in German. "Jennifer Stahl has been a strong advocate against the smart meter program in Naperville, Ill., for the last two years. The issue came to a head Wednesday afternoon when she was arrested while refusing to let the utility workers install the controversial device.... Stahl was at a friend’s house when she received the call from her husband that the utility workers had arrived. She was home within 15 minutes and saw they were...
  • Reed Exhibitions: Politics Over Money

    01/24/2013 7:22:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (ESS) is one of the biggest in the world. It is (or was) held in Pennsylvania, and had upward of 200,000 attendees each year. On January 18th, word was received that the management of ESS decided to change the show rules at (for major shows) the last minute. They decided the political climate was right to prohibit Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) from the show. The response was immediate and massive, amplified by overwhelming grassroots support. Vendors bailed, even if it cost them thousands, in protest of this blatant politicization of the show. Cabela's, one...
  • If They Were Baby Seals Instead of Just Babies...

    01/24/2013 5:11:19 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2013 | Robert Babcock
    Perhaps our pro-abortion friends will better understand why we pro-lifers oppose any tax-funded support for Planned Parenthood if we explain our opposition in a way that engages their sympathy: Suppose there were a company called Planned Parkas that manufactures very warm winter coats for people who otherwise would have difficulty obtaining them.  Planned Parkas provides a vital wintertime resource to low-income and homeless people from Bangor to Boise, so the federal government uses taxpayer money to support Planned Parkas -- except, of course, for that part of the operation that clubs baby seals, skins them, tans their hides, and sews...
  • A godly Ruler's Inauguration: The Coronation of Edward VI

    01/24/2013 4:41:39 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 13 replies
    Theonomy Resources ^ | Jan. 18, 2013
    Edward VI (1537-1553), son of Henry VIII, was crowned king of England and Ireland in 1547 at the tender age of nine. Despite his youthfulness, and the brevity of his reign (he died prematurely in 1553 from an illness), Edward the VI was one of the most godly kings in history. He helped the cause of the Protestant Reformation, and enforced biblical civil law. Edward VI's coronation took place on February 28, 1547. During the coronation, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (who would become a martyr during the reign of Bloody Mary) delivered a powerful address—the kind that should be given to...
  • Anti-Gun "Connecticut Against Gun Violence" skipping School Safety and Mental Health hearings

    01/24/2013 12:52:39 PM PST · by matt04 · 4 replies
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    An article was recently posted on FR about CAGV and their anti-2A agenda and proposed legislation. Amongst other things, their proposed ideas include a AW ban of 1 military style feature, limit mags to 7 rounds. No grandfathering, bans possession and sale. Handguns would require a yearly background check, annual fee and three year safety inspection. I have saved their full proposal here: I had never heard of the group before, and decided to do some research. What I found was shocking, but unsurprising. First, on Dec 14, while the bodies were still warm, they posted the following in their...
  • Joy Tiz Talks to Jeff Kropf live today at 2 pm PST!

    01/24/2013 10:19:21 AM PST · by jazminerose
    Political commentary at its most irreverent! Tiz fearlessly floods the online airwaves telling it like it is – unafraid to speak her mind… daring to unearth truths and voice that which is foremost on the minds of … Americans today. Popular guest of hot talk radio and quoted by Coulter, Dobbs and the like… when you want relief from the lame stream media, tune in to the Tizzinator for shocking and revealing political analysis at its best! Libs love to hate her, conservatives rely on her honest appraisal of the political landscape… tune in for a wild ride with the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, Mon-Fri, 12NOON-3PM EST, WABC AM, January 24, 2013.

    01/24/2013 8:34:32 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 121 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 24, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Enjoy the schadenfreude!: College professors face layoffs because of Obamacare

    01/24/2013 8:25:16 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won. They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon. Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. “..segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences and being on the winning side doesn’t guarantee good times ahead. America’s college...
  • It’s Not 1994 Anymore

    01/24/2013 6:32:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    papadeltabravo.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | pdb
    In case you haven’t been keeping up with Sebastian and Bitter, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show decided to cave to the sudden anti-gun political pressure and prohibit exhibitors from displaying any politically-incorrect rifles or equipment: 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. However, this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention that would distract from the strong focus on hunting and fishing at this...
  • The rise of Bolshevik America?

    01/24/2013 1:47:42 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 10 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | 23.01.2013 | George Green
    In his recent presidential directives President Obama has added something that most publications have been silent about; forcing doctors, and other health care providers to ask questions regarding gun ownership of patients. Ostensibly this is to 'find crazy people before they do something' but it reeks of the same system of informants the KGB used in an era before people happily posted all their private thoughts on the Internet. Is this truly an effort to keep people safer, or a sign of things to come? Anyone who's read Solzhenitsyn knows how the KGB employed informants and quotas to counter anti-revolutionary...
  • Russia evacuates its citizens from Syria

    01/24/2013 1:40:16 AM PST · by cunning_fish
    Pravda.ru ^ | Jan. 22, 2013
    Russia sends two aircraft to evacuate its citizens and refugees from Syria. As expected, Emergencies Ministry aircraft IL-76 and Yak-42 will evacuate those who wish to leave Syria on January 22nd. The people will be evacuated from the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The aircraft will take about 100 people, while the number of refugees is estimated at about 150 people. The plan to evacuate Russians from Syria was elaborated in December. By then estimates, there were about 5,300 Russian people staying in Russia, plus those people, who were not registered in consular offices - women who married Syrian men and...
  • Administration "litmus test": will you obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens?

    01/24/2013 12:36:23 AM PST · by Errant · 11 replies
    TruNews ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Rick Wiles
    Rick's guest on today's broadcast, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration's "litmus test" for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens. "I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new "litmus test" in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders." You need to hear this interview folks! Streaming audio linkMP3 file download
  • Panetta to Allow Women in Combat Units

    01/23/2013 8:03:28 PM PST · by Pleistarchos · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/13 | Pleistarchos
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, acting ostensibly on the recommendations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left as his parting shot another Obama-inspired blow at the structure of our society. The one thing that must be remembered is that the Joint Chiefs no doubt only made whatever recommendation they were told to make by their nation-wrecking superiors. Not content with their pensions and book deals, these generals and admirals have sold out the organizations that made their careers possible in order to get commentator jobs thrown at them by CNN. The concept of civilian control of the military, albeit a necessary...
  • Trayvon remembered during MLK banquet in Daytona

    01/23/2013 5:46:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet. Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 years old this coming Feb. 5 had he not been shot and killed Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford at 7:17 p.m. while walking from a store to an apartment in a gated community. How both deaths galvanized a nation was explored on Jan. 17 during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. banquet in Daytona Beach. Derrick Henry, Daytona’s...
  • Lord Monckton: Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Signals End of the Left

    01/23/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by scottfactor · 34 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/23/2013 | Gina Miller
    I admire England’s Lord Christopher Monckton. He has an impressive history that includes careers as a scientist, editor and journalist, political leader, policy advisor and businessman. He is a strong, fearless voice of reason in the face of the tyrannical, freedom-robbing global warmist hoax. So, it was with great interest that I read his latest column at WorldNetDaily. His piece titled, “Obama’s ‘Inauguration’ Marks End of the Left,” makes the case that Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his atrocious, lawless behavior in the United States presidency will ultimately discredit the Left and end its political force. He...
  • In Defense of Marriage

    01/23/2013 11:42:14 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 8 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 23, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    On Monday, during his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama took time to parallel the gay rights movement with the Civil Rights movement. At the core of this civil rights argument is the need for same-sex marriage equality, according to the Associated Press. “Never before Monday had an inaugural address conveyed support for marriage equality, and activists now hope the Obama administration will take concrete steps to follow up, including escalated engagement in pending Supreme Court cases,” reports the AP on January 23. The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s...