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Utmost respect: Solemn guard
at the Tomb of the Unknown
amid driving snow
Washington Times (D.C), by Cheyl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 4:40:52 PM     Post Reply
The federal government may have shut its doors due to weather conditions — but the guards tasked to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier aren’t so quick to abandon their posts. With what’s being billed as the storm of the season dumping inches of snow on the Washington, D.C., region, leaving a cloud of closures in its wake — Capitol Hill, area schools, airports, Metro bus service and almost all government offices in Maryland, the capital city and Virginia — the stalwart sentries for some of America’s most revered military sites stand tall and fast.

Larry King: I’ve ‘never seen
a bias off the air or on’
Washington Times (D.C), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 4:34:54 PM     Post Reply
Larry King said that in his 26 years of experience at CNN and 20 years of work in Mutual Radio, he’s never seen evidence of media bias — never. “I worked at CNN for almost 26 years. I worked in Mutual Radio for 20 years. I’ve been in the business 57 years. I have never seen a bias off the air or on,” he told Newsmax TV. “I’ve never seen anyone say, let’s go get this person today, let’s really ram it into him,” he went on. “I’ve never seen it. If a Democrat or Republican commits some horrendous story,

Mexican University Offers Course
on How to Attain U.S. Citizenship
Breitbart´s Big Peace, by Frances Martel    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/13/2014 4:30:25 PM     Post Reply
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is offering courses to help students attain citizenship in the United States, the school announced this week. The courses, which accompany English and GED courses on their San Antonio campus, are meant to teach residents to avoid citizenship scams. According to Mexican newspaper El Universal Nacion, the course will begin in the university´s San Antonio branch within the next week. It will teach civics, American history, and how to avoid falling for citizenship scams. University spokesperson Jake Pacheco announced the event and told Notimex that the course will be a "compliment" to other

  


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´I lived my way so I´m going to die
my way´: OJ Simpson ´goes on
hunger strike in prison´
Mail Online, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: kennedylaw- 2/13/2014 4:20:35 PM     Post Reply
OJ Simpson has gone on hunger strike in prison, saying, ´I used to live my way, and now I´m going to die my way,´ sources have claimed. The jailed former football star, who is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison, is reportedly so depressed that he wants to ´just sit down in a corner and die´.

House GOP Amnesty Advocates Upset
Ted Cruz May Have Killed Bill
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/13/2014 4:09:01 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) may have stopped immigration reform legislation in the House by calling it what it is with one word: "amnesty." House Republicans who supported the "immigration principles" reportedly "grumbled Tuesday that the plan was dead on arrival because Cruz blasted it as ´amnesty,´ spurring a blizzard of negative phone calls to House Republicans." "After that it was ´We´ll get back to you on immigration reform,´" a Republican congressman who declined to be identified told Stuart Powell of Hearst newspapers. After the House Republican leadership unveiled its "immigration principles," Boehner eventually had to declare--in what some conservatives still

Male, female or ´custom´? Facebook
announces 50 ways to define gender
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: rubberneck- 2/13/2014 3:57:58 PM     Post Reply
MENLO PARK, Calif. – You don´t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. Facebook said the changes, shared with The Associated Press before the launch on Thursday, initially cover the company´s 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

UCLA Diversity Study Blasts Hollywood
as ´Woefully Out of Touch´
Hollywood Reporter, by Jonathan Handel    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/13/2014 3:32:04 PM     Post Reply
A UCLA study released Wednesday slammed the entertainment industry for its persistent and dramatic underrepresentation of minorities and women onscreen and behind the scenes, with the study’s chief author telling The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that “there are a lot of industries that do a better job than Hollywood” in forging workforces that reflect the nation’s diversity. The study, prepared by a team led by Darnell Hunt of UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, found that ethnic minorities were underrepresented as lead actors in films by a factor of more than three-to-one -- that is, they

  


  

Ninth Circuit Recognizes Right to
Bear Arms Outside the Home
Wall Street Journal, by Joe Palazzolo    Original Article
Posted By: Blizzard- 2/13/2014 3:27:55 PM     Post Reply
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment endows the right to carry a gun outside the home. The opinion comes days before the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to review two other cases that ask the question of whether the right to “bear arms” extends beyond the home. The California-based appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling authored by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, delved into American history, from the Founding Era forward, and found support for the notion that “bearing arms” means carrying a gun in public:

Court Tosses California´s
Concealed Weapons Rules
Associated Press, by Paul Elias    Original Article
Posted By: FL_Absentee_Voter- 2/13/2014 3:26:33 PM     Post Reply
A divided federal appeals court has struck down California´s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that California is wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The court ruled that all law-abiding citizens are entitled to carry concealed weapons outside the home for self-defense purposes. The divided three-judge panel disagreed with two other federal appeals courts that have upheld permit rules similar to California´s.

When Hollywood´s right wing was cool
CNN, by Timothy Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 3:05:01 PM     Post Reply
For those who didn´t know much about Shirley Temple, her passing this week revealed two surprises. First, that her post-Hollywood career was dominated by public service. She ran (unsuccessfully) for Congress in 1967, served as a representative to the United Nations and was ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. And second, she was a Republican. She was that rarest of things nowadays: a Hollywood star who admitted to voting for the GOP. Today, Hollywood appears uniformly liberal. But once upon a time, things were different. While researching my forthcoming book on Hollywood and politics, I was surprised to discover how many

Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Obama
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/13/2014 2:41:33 PM     Post Reply
Daniel Mitchell at Cato makes the trite but shockingly simple observation that it is only necessary to stop increasing expenses to balance the budget without raising taxes. (Snip) Being caught on a Ponzi treadmill is no fun. Pretty soon you start throwing even your close associates to the wolves. Anything to live for one more second. Perhaps that is why even Democratic candidates are engaged in the remarkable spectacle of distancing themselves from a program their president supported. They don’t want to be flattened by the rock. "It is fascinating to watch a Political Action Committee associated with Nancy ´we’re

  


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Vulnerable Dems want IRS to step up
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 2:29:33 PM     Post Reply
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be

Giant snow shark captures
attention,imagination; sculptor,
returns 5-year hiatus
Grand Rapids Press [MI], by Angie Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 2:18:15 PM     Post Reply
GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI – After a five-year hiatus, a Grand Rapids Township resident is again putting snow to good use by sculpting giant animals in his front yard. Stephen Garcia´s returning debut? A life-sized shark swimming in a wave that runs the length of his and his girlfriend´s home at 2040 Four Mile Road NE, east of Plainfield Avenue. Its bright red mouth – complete with pointy teeth – is large enough for a human to take a seat inside. The big fish has been turning heads since Garcia sprayed it with a coat of paint earlier this week.

Al Roker Rails Against NYC Mayor
de Blasio: ‘Don’t Blame Weather
for YOUR Poor Policy’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/13/2014 2:09:03 PM     Post Reply
Everyone’s favorite TODAY Show weatherman Al Roker was up in arms this morning over how New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has been handling the massive snowstorm pounding the east coast, and went on an epic Twitter tirade against the mayor. He even made a non-weather prediction of his own: “Long range DiBlasio forecast: 1 term.” Roker blasted the mayor’s poor handling of the snowstorm and lacking a clear plan, calling it “ridiculous” that officials are warning people to stay off the roads but schools were still open, a move that was also blasted by the United Federation of

Amended bill would allow owners
to have loaded handgun in vehicle
regardless of conceal-carry permit
Wichita Eagle [KS], by Bryan Lowry    Original Article
Posted By: wildcat1- 2/13/2014 2:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Kansas gun owners would be able to carry a loaded handgun in cars regardless of whether they have a conceal-carry permit if a bill headed to the House floor becomes law. HB2473 would make gun laws uniform throughout the state by preventing local governments from enacting or enforcing regulations. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim Howell, R-Derby, passed without opposition in the Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Rep. Michael Houser, R-Columbus, offered an amendment – which also passed without opposition – that would make it legal for all Kansans to carry a loaded handgun inside their automobiles. The rationale is

  


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Meet the Genius/Whackjob/
Artist Behind ‘Dumb Starbucks’
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 1:18:41 PM     Post Reply
I could write another post about how lawless Obama’s constant re-writing of law without regard for the text of said law is. It is lawless, and it does threaten the foundations of the republic — Charles Krauthammer and Jonathan Turley, one conservative, the other liberal, agree on that. It sets a horrible precedent for future presidents to rule by fiat. It is a violation of the spirit and purpose of the Constitution. Barack Obama is getting away with it because, as I’ve written before, he has hacked the Constitution. I’m not alone in understanding that Obama has hacked the Constitution

Bench warrant against Venezuelan
opposition leader Leopoldo López
El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela], by Juan Francisco Alonso    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/13/2014 1:09:41 PM     Post Reply
The capture of the founder of opposition political Voluntad Popular (People´s Will, VP) party, Leopoldo López, on the grounds of his alleged liability for the violent events occurred in Caracas on Wednesday has been ordered. On Wednesday evening, Caracas 16th Control Judge Ralenys Tovar Guillén admitted the petition made by the Attorney General Office to detain the ex Chacao mayor and ordered the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) to apprehend him and enter his residence for the purposes of conducting a search, police sources reported. Under warrant of arrest N 007-14, the judge ordered to capture López to sue him for a wide

Obama, First Lady Dance With
French President Francois
Hollande at State Dinner
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/13/2014 1:00:46 PM     Post Reply
As Mary J. Blige got everyone on their feet with the song "One," the French president and the Obamas hit the dance floor together, ending days of speculation among etiquette experts over how the White House would treat the stag Hollande. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle may not be much for stuffy state dinners — they´ve hosted only six — but when they throw one, they know how to turn it into a party. With Bill and Hillary Clinton, the ultimate symbol of prestige bestowed upon close Hollywood supporters was a sleep-over in the Lincoln bedroom. Now, it´s

Immigration and Customs
Enforcement tries to deport man
acquitted of sex assault against
Aztec 3-year-old
The Daily Times (NM), by Ryan Boetel    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/13/2014 12:59:50 PM     Post Reply
FARMINGTON — A federal agency is attempting to deport an undocumented immigrant who was acquitted of criminal sexual penetration against a 3-year-old Aztec girl. David Kantun-Vera, 31, was arrested in February 2012 on suspicion of criminal sexual penetration against the child, who Kantun-Vera was babysitting at her father´s home on Light Plant Road in Aztec. In January, Kantun-Vera was found not guilty of lesser charges after a jury trial. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Kantun-Vera while he was still at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center after his trial.

Could ancient earthquake
explain Shroud of Turin?
FoxNews/Live Science, by Megan Gannon    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/13/2014 12:57:09 PM     Post Reply
The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin has been in question for centuries and scientific investigations over the last few decades have only seemed to muddle the debate. Is the revered cloth a miracle or an elaborate hoax? Now, a study claims neutron emissions from an ancient earthquake that rocked Jerusalem could have created the iconic image, as well as messed up the radiocarbon levels that later suggested the shroud was a medieval forgery. But other scientists say this newly proposed premise leaves some major questions unanswered. The Shroud of Turin, which bears a faint image of a man´s face and torso,

  



Mann vs. Steyn: The Trial of the Century
Real Clear Politics, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/13/2014 12:45:16 PM     Post Reply
The global warming hysteria is disastrous enough in its intended goal, which is to ban the use of our cheapest and most abundant fuels and force us to limp along on "alternative energy" sources that are insufficient to support an industrial civilization. But along the way, the global warming campaign is already wrecking our science and politics by seeking to establish a dogma that cannot legally be questioned. The critical point in this campaign is a defamation lawsuit by global warming promoter Michael Mann against Mark Steyn, National Review, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Demonic Possession:
Real Or Mental Illness?
CBS - KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, by Andy Sheehan    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 2/13/2014 12:41:03 PM     Post Reply
Is demonic possession real or the manifestation of mental illness? In assisting priests in nearly 100 exorcisms, Adam Blai has become a true believer in good and evil, God and the devil. "If you’ve seen the things in the Gospels played out in front of you, it ceases to become faith. It’s knowledge,” says Blai. Former Allegheny County commissioner Bob Cranmer says he shares that same knowledge. He says his home was possessed. “I’ve seen it; I’ve seen crucifixes bent in half repeatedly. I’ve seen Rosary beads torn apart. That doesn’t happen,” said Cranmer. “That’s an evil. That’s not Casper

From Katrina to the Clink: Ex New
Orleans Mayor Heads to Prison
Daily Beast, by Jason Berry    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/13/2014 12:39:30 PM     Post Reply
Once a savior to his Crescent City, Ray Nagin has dug himself a disgraceful hole and exposed himself as a greedy and corrupt failure. After barely six hours of deliberation on Wednesday, a jury convicted former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin on all but one of the 21-count indictment for bribery, money-laundering and failure to report income to the IRS. A subdued Nagin, who remains free on bond, maintained his innocence in brief comments to reporters, while his attorney Robert Jenkins said that they planned to appeal. He faces a prison term of at least 21 years. In a trial that matched the

Obama plans bachelor Valentine´s
Day golfing weekend in California
Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/13/2014 12:37:53 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is traveling to California on Friday to discuss the severe drought that is threatening farmers´ livelihood and meet with the king of Jordan. But he is also going to spend the weekend relaxing at Sunnylands, a desert estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The president will spend the evening of Valentine´s Day dining with King Abdullah II of Jordan followed by two days of golf, according to a senior administration official to the New York Times. The forecast in Rancho Mirage is calling for temperatures in the upper 80´s. The Times reports that Michelle Obama and his daughters "will be away on their

Dem. Lawmaker Backs Off Comments
about Clarence Thomas’ Interracial
Marriage, Still Calls Him ‘Uncle Tom’
National Review, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 2/13/2014 12:31:34 PM     Post Reply
Alabama state representative Alvin Holmes is no fan of Clarence Thomas. On Tuesday, the same day Thomas told an audience he is treated worse by “northern liberal elites” than he was growing up in the segregated South, Holmes took to the statehouse floor to make disparaging comments about the Supreme Court justice’s marriage to a white woman. Via the Decatur Daily’s Mary Sell and the Anniston Star’s Tim Lockette: Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, just said on House floor that he doesn’t like Clarence Thomas because “he’s married to a white woman.” — Mary Sell (@DD_MarySell) February 11, 2014 Holmes said he doesn’t

French Reporters Scolded
For Oval Office Selfies
NBC News, by Henry Austin    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/13/2014 12:15:23 PM     Post Reply
Their boss was caught snapping himself with other World leaders at Nelson Mandela’s funeral but White House officials were not amused when French journalists took selfies in the Oval Office, according to one reporter. Staff told the reporters "it was not the done thing” to take a cellphone picture of yourself in the West Wing as they covered the visit of French President Francoise Hollande, according to Laurence Haim, a reporter with French TV station, Canal Plus.

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