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California kids enlist in Mexico
militias to rout a drug cartel
Global Post, by Dudley Althaus    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/17/2014 9:01:50 PM     Post Reply
NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico — Moises Verduzco says he learned how to handle himself in a fight from his teen years running with a street gang near Los Angeles. Now back home in western Mexico’s violent Michoacan state, Verduzco and other United States-bred youths are putting those lessons from the barrio to war against the Knights Templar criminal cartel. Verduzco, 22, spent most of his life in the working-class city of Hawthorne, Calif., until the US deported him to Mexico a few years ago following a criminal conviction. “This is way better,” he says, comparing his preferred vigilante post with California gangster life. “Here

GOP establishment panics over
Christie’s troubles: “I think
we need Mitt back”
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 8:46:17 PM     Post Reply
Dude, it could happen. Three easy steps to Romney 3.0: He comes out strong for amnesty to mend fences with Latino voters; he finally decides to ix-nay the “makers and takers” etoric-rhay, and of course he chooses Mike Huckabee to be his VP. Can’t. Miss. Seriously, though, this is just one Republican operative talking and he’s obviously joking. I think? In interviews with more than a dozen party officials, fundraisers, and strategists in New York and Washington over the past 10 days, Republicans described a palpable sense of anxiety gripping the GOP establishment in the wake of Christie’s meltdown, and an emerging

US agrees to send new arms,
artillery to Iraq to fight Al Qaeda
Fox News, by Jennifer Griffin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 8:23:51 PM     Post Reply
The United States has agreed to send new arms to Iraq to thwart Al Qaeda-linked militants currently controlling Fallujah following a request by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, senior defense officials told Fox News. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to detail the immediate status of those trainers, but did confirm Maliki’s request, adding that the United States will send “several thousand” M-16 and M-4 rifles, as well as ammunition. The new weapons have been “sourced,” Warren said, and should arrive in Iraq in weeks. The United States is also in discussions with the Iraqis to send officials to

  


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Putin: Gay people will be safe at
Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’
Washington Post, by Kathy Lally    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/17/2014 8:19:26 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone. Putin met with a group of volunteers in the Olympic mountain venue at Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi on Friday to wish them success at the Games. During a question-and-answer session, a volunteer asked him about Russia’s attitudes toward gays, a subject that has provoked worldwide controversy, and Putin offered what was apparently meant to be a reassuring answer for visitors to the Olympics. “One can feel calm and at ease,” he said. “Just leave kids alone, please.”

John Kerry, Jihad coddler
Human Events, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 8:17:32 PM     Post Reply
The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama administration official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon’s cloying “Imagine,” don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly naivete. While meeting with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican in Rome on Monday, Kerry expounded on their “huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.” In other words: If

Ranchers, farmers fear eco-terrorists
after EPA releases private info
Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 7:53:23 PM     Post Reply
The Environmental Protection Agency has told farmers and ranchers it is sorry for handing private information about them over to environmental groups, but agriculture advocates who fear attacks from eco-terrorists say it´s like closing the barn door after the horses escaped. In response to Freedom of Information Requests, the federal agency released information on up to 100,000 agriculture industry workers, including their home address and phone numbers, GPS coordinates and even personal medical histories. The agency later acknowledged much of the information should never have been provided, and even asked the recipients to give it back. “If someone is setting

Federal Government Has
Declared War On Work
Investor´s Business Daily, by Richard K. Vedder    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 7:47:39 PM     Post Reply
While 50 years ago the federal government declared war on poverty, I would submit that in recent years it has led an undeclared but real new war: a War on Work. The government increasingly is using its coercive powers to punish people who want to work, creating a vast class of able-bodied Americans dependent on the government — and politicians — for their daily bread. The statistics are startling. A smaller proportion of working-age Americans works today than when the recession officially ended 4-1/2 years ago (June 2009). But this trend is not just a failure of policies to encourage economic recovery,

  


  

Obama Ties Pentagon´s Hands In
Hunting Benghazi Attackers
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 7:32:42 PM     Post Reply
War On Terror: By refusing to acknowledge the role of al-Qaida-linked terrorists in the Benghazi attack, the administration has kept our military from hunting down and killing people responsible for the deadly 2012 attack. There would seem to be no shortage of targets for America´s fleet of drones after the Senate release of a report documenting, despite the efforts of the New York Times and others to revive the video lie, the presence and participation of terrorists from no fewer than four al-Qaida-affiliated groups on the ground in Benghazi. Among the al-Qaida-affiliated groups involved in the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack, according

Canada Is Tired Of Obama´s
Keystone XL Pipeline Delays
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 7:28:34 PM     Post Reply
Energy: President Obama continues to drag out a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Meanwhile, the Canadians have been standing by while the administration dithers. Now they´re tired of waiting. ´The time for Keystone is now," Canada´s Foreign Minister John Baird said Thursday while speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Canada has reached the point where the uncertainty has become intolerable. Baird said Canada needs an answer right away, "even if it´s not the right one," because his country "can´t continue in this state of limbo." If approved, the Keystone XL pipeline will transport crude from Alberta´s oil sands to Gulf

NSA Trawling A Dragon That
Should Be Slain, Not Reformed
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 7:26:46 PM     Post Reply
National Security: The NSA´s phone-trawling program is intrusive, unconstitutional and ineffective. But the president´s "reform" plan will make it even worse. It´s time to slay this dragon and retool for a better approach. Millions of Americans have been outraged to learn that the National Security Agency has been vacuuming up their phone, text and email records in a massive program authorized by the Patriot Act and subsequently revealed by renegade NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The government may dismiss their concerns as failure to recognize legitimate national security aims, given the horror of 9/11. But the hard fact remains that the Fourth Amendment

Records Prove Muslim Brotherhood
Delegates Skipped Airport Inspections
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by Steven Emerson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Newly released records confirm a 2012 Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) report that the State Department cleared the way for a visiting delegation of Muslim Brotherhood officials to enter the country without undergoing routine inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The April 2012 visit came before the Muslim Brotherhood´s candidate was elected Egypt´s president, although the Brotherhood´s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had won a plurality of seats in parliamentary elections. The expedited entry is known as a "port courtesy" normally reserved for high-ranking visiting government officials and dignitaries. The records, marked "sensitive but unclassified," were obtained through a Freedom

  


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Watch Richard Simmons Perform
a Bizarre Dance-Off to Get You
to Sign Up for Obamacare
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 7:09:07 PM     Post Reply
There are no words to describe what happened Friday during a live event held by Covered California designed to increase interest among young people in the Affordable Care Act. Actually… there are words: insane, perplexing, inexplicable, and psychologically scarring come to mind. What was billed as a “live celebration of the 35 million Americans who now gain access to affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act,” the six and a half hour event rapidly — almost immediately — devolved into a celebration of the offbeat and eccentric. And it was fitness guru Richard Simmons who took us there. Millennials,

Judicial Watch to Boehner: Create Select
Committee to Investigate Benghazi
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2014 6:56:53 PM     Post Reply
There is little doubt that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) is dodging a thorough, top-to-bottom, no-holds-barred investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack. The only question is, “Why?” As the only non-governmental organization in the country litigating in federal court to uncover the full story about what happened before, during, and following the Benghazi massacre, Judicial Watch knows first-hand that the full story has not been told and that a massive cover-up is underway. As we said in our special report, The Benghazi Attack of September 11, 2012: Analysis and Further Questions from a Diplomatic Security Service Regional Security Officer

Pushback: Gates says his book praises
Obama, only ´10 pages´ are critical
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 6:38:43 PM     Post Reply
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday conceded that his publisher muffed the released of his new book Duty by letting the Washington Post focus on his criticism of the president, and he said instead that 590 of the 600 pages praised the president. “I was more loyal to him than some in his own White House,” an exasperated Gates said at the end of a whirlwind promotional tour this week. Since its release, critics of Gates have reacted to the stories by charging he was disloyal to former President Bush and President Obama. But he said that the book actually “portrays

Omnibus spending bill stuffed
with Pentagon pork
Washington Examiner, by Veronique De Rugy    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/17/2014 6:30:52 PM     Post Reply
Celebrated as a bipartisan victory, the omnibus bill Congress approved Thursday is yet another example of lawmakers´ propensity for overspending. The massive $1.1 trillion spending package funnels more money that it should to defense and other domestic projects. Following the outline set by the Ryan-Murray plan, the bill spends above the levels set by the 2011 sequester and wastes loads of money on special interests. Although the proposal increases spending across the board, the big winners of this bipartisan spending orgy are the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex. Thanks to Congress´ willingness to renege on its commitment to cut spending

  


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13 House Democrats offer bill
demanding government study
on Internet hate speech
The Hill (Washington D.C.), by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 6:30:19 PM     Post Reply
Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to "advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate." The Hate Crime Reporting Act, H.R. 3878, is meant to update a 20-year-old study from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). That study, delivered to Congress in 1993, looked at hate speech on radio, TV and computer bulletin boards. Jeffries says the NTIA needs

IOC Makes U.S. Hockey Goalie
Remove Constitution From
Mask Before Olympics
Fox News Insider, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 1/17/2014 6:28:31 PM     Post Reply
The International Olympic Committee is requiring U.S. women’s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter to remove an inscription of the U.S. Constitution from her custom mask. The IOC says the inscription is propaganda which promotes the United States above other countries. (Snap) Dana Perino wondered how the inscription is different from the flags displayed on Olympic uniforms. “Every country has some sort of representation of their country on their uniforms,” she said.

US Condemns Murder of Belize
Transgender Teenager
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Jen Psaki    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/17/2014 6:27:00 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of State condemns the brutal killing of transgender teenager Joseph Sanchez in Belize on January 12. We send our condolences to Joseph’s friends and family and the entire LGBT community in Belize. We are encouraged by the Belizean authorities’ swift investigation into the killing, and we echo the government’s commitment to ensure that all citizens, without exception, enjoy the full protection of the law. No one should be subjected to violence because of who they are or who they love.

Obama Picks Soros
Crony to Lead NSA Probe
Cybercast News Service, by Mike Ciandella    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 6:21:50 PM     Post Reply
When President Obama needs help, he can always turn to one of the Soros inner circle. In a speech on Jan. 17, Obama announced that his new Presidential Counsel John Podesta will lead a "comprehensive review of Big Data and privacy," following the NSA privacy scandal that has dogged his administration. What he didn´t mention was that Podesta is the founder of the liberal Center for American Progress. CAP has gotten $7.3 million from liberal billionaire George Soros since 2000 and was one of the keystone liberal think tanks founded after the Democrats lost the 2004 election. Podesta was to

Doctors, Nurses and Justifying Envy
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 6:17:31 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: We have Jeannie on the phone from Houston. Hi, Jeannie. I´m glad you called. CALLER: Hey, Rush. What an honor to talk to you. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: I´m so happy to be on the program. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: I just wanted to call in after the call yesterday and let you know that I am a nurse and a doctor, and I didn´t become a doctor by working as a nurse for 20 years. I wanted to shed a little light as to what that doctor´s doing that they referred to yesterday that "rounds" for an hour and then -- RUSH:

  



Paul Krugman, Vanquished
American Thinker, by Jon N. Hall    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/17/2014 6:12:58 PM     Post Reply
It is always satisfying when one sees an insufferable jerk get his just comeuppance. And when the jerk is a bully who thinks he´s always right and all others, save his acolytes, are not only "always wrong" but "knaves and fools" as well, then it is especially sweet to see the jerk shown, on point after point, to have been consistently wrong. In "Krugtron the Invincible," economics historian Niall Ferguson uses Paul Krugman´s own words to filet the Keynesian economist. Ferguson´s three-part, 7,421-word article is a pleasure to read, and not only for those interested in economics. But on economics, perhaps the

Citing Paul Revere, Edward Snowden, Obama
vows spy reforms; Should we trust him?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 1/17/2014 6:09:38 PM     Post Reply
What a difference a few months makes in our president. When a nobody named Edward Snowden wrapped himself in righteous robes last year to begin betraying his country by disclosing U.S. security operations while visiting its two worst strategic opponents, Barack Obama dismissed him as a mere hacker unworthy of presidential comment.[Snip] But today, the 44th president felt compelled to deliver a 5,500 word response to that hired hacker who´s so devoted to open democracy he´s taken shelter in Russia under the wily wing of a former intelligence officer systematically closing down that nascent democracy.

Venezuelan Government Is
Fresh Out of Toilet Paper
Tal Cual [Caracas, Venezuela], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/17/2014 6:08:34 PM     Post Reply
In economic matters, 2014 particularly looks like a widened and worsened extension of 2013. And such statement is no capricious at all. If we look into the immediate future in light of the most recent past, which is the year we just left behind, what we see is more of the same, or even worse, without making us think there is a possibility of a change on the part of the Government that may raise our hopes for what is to come could be better than what already happened in the past. In economic policy matters, key to understand what may

Go Figure: Fed budget bill
comes to $3M per word
Associated Press, by Seth Borenstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2014 6:07:31 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Talk about words more costly than gold. The giant federal budget bill that Congress passed late Thursday will cost taxpayers nearly $3 million per word, or if you want to really think big, almost $700 million per page. The bill authorizes $1.1 trillion in spending. It is 1,582 pages long. An Internet word counting program said it has 370,445 words, numbers and symbols. So simple math comes up with $2.9 million per word average and $695 million per page average, though different parts of the budget package spend more than others sections. By comparison, there are only 4,543 words

Tightwad Obamas Don´t Want to Pay for
Dinner at Moochelle´s 50th Birthday Party
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/17/2014 6:02:40 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Etiquette experts are confused, ladies and gentlemen. Right here it is in the Washington Post. "Guests attending..." I mentioned this yesterday. There´s a big gala birthday party, a 50th birthday party for Moochelle Obama tomorrow night in the White House, and guests have been told "to eat before you come." The etiquette experts contacted by the Washington Post think that this is cheap, it´s rude, and... Well, they don´t think it´s rude, but it´s really curious. "´I don´t think it´s rude, but I do think it´s a little ... different than what people are used to. How´s that for

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