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Veteran charities rush to support US
Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden
Sunday Express [UK], by Mike Parker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/17/2013 12:17:55 PM     Post Reply
The US Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden has been hung out to dry by military chiefs, veteran charities say. The veteran, identified only as The Shooter in a US magazine interview, is now broke, jobless and in failing health since leaving the crack outfit. He claims his health care benefits were cut off the moment he left the crack Seal Team Six last year. Now veterans charities have pledged to do all they can to support him. Unlike other former military personnel who find security work, he never wants to handle a gun professionally again because of

Oops, your racism is showing
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/17/2013 11:40:33 AM     Post Reply
The New York Times and Washington Post have been called out for what grievance industry types like to call racism - treating a person of minority ethnicity more harshly than members of the dominant ethnicity. And the target, unsurprisingly, is Ted Cruz, the brilliant and tenacious new senator from Texas. Make no mistake: Ted Cruz is a serious threat to the liberal establishment because he is so damn smart and has the intestinal fortitude to stand up and call out their misbehavior. John Nolte of Breitbart spotted the racism in what he calls "racially coded" attacks

There Is No "Good Regulation"
American Thinker, by Michael Moeller    Original Article
Posted By: Ragenrylie- 2/17/2013 11:39:03 AM     Post Reply
For an unapologetic capitalist, it´s particularly frustrating when an allegedly pro-capitalist politician lacks the intellectual ammunition to adequately defend the free market. Concessions to statist opponents provide the illusion that statists have the moral upper hand. This is especially self-defeating when a politician -- a successful capitalist in his private life who should recognize the dangers of statist principles -- is reduced to merely quibbling over good and bad applications of an inherently pernicious principle.

  


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Ryan: Obama Immigration
Proposal ‘Counterproductive,’
‘Wrong Direction’
National Review Online, by Patrick Brennan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/17/2013 11:38:04 AM     Post Reply
This morning, Representative Paul Ryan had no kind words for the president’s proposed immigration legislation and the White House’s decision to leak it yesterday. He explained that “leaking this out sets things in the wrong direction,” “makes [immigration reform] that much more difficult.” The congressman laid out his criticism in blunt terms, saying that the question from the beginning on this immigration debate has been, “Is the president looking for partisan advantage, or a bipartisan law?” The White House’s release of its own plan at this time

President Obama does
not have Democratic votes
to pass immigration reform
American Thinker, by Silvio Canto Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/17/2013 11:34:20 AM     Post Reply
We learned this morning that President Obama is impatient with Congress and immigration reform. He is now threatening to do it his way ("decree") and go around Congress: "The White House is circulating a draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for illegal immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years, according to a report published online Saturday by USA Today." What´s wrong with this? "Impatient" with Congress? Why didn´t he do something about it when he had 60 votes

Immigrant crime soars with
foreign prisoners rising
Sunday Express [UK], by Marco Giannangeli    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/17/2013 11:12:46 AM     Post Reply
Shock new figures today reveal an increase of nearly 40 percent in the number of Romanian criminals in Britain’s jails. As the total of UK-born inmates falls, the ranks of Eastern European prisoners are rising amid a crimewave by migrants exploiting European Union freedom of movement rules. The figures obtained by the Sunday Express raise fresh fears about the impact on Britain when transitional controls on impoverished and crime ridden Bulgaria and Romania are removed next year. [Snip] Fraudsters from the former Eastern bloc country are responsible for 92 percent of all ATM crime in Britain, according to police figures.

Perform Criminal Background
Checks at Your Peril
The Wall Street Journal, by JAMES BOVARD    Original Article
Posted By: ConradNY- 2/17/2013 11:08:03 AM     Post Reply
Should it be a federal crime for businesses to refuse to hire ex-convicts? Yes, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which recently released 20,000 convoluted words of regulatory "guidance" to direct businesses to hire more felons and other ex-offenders. ... It is difficult to overstate the EEOC´s zealotry on this issue. The agency is demanding that one of Mr. Livingston´s clients—the Freeman Companies, a convention and corporate events planner—pay compensation to rejected job applicants who lied about their criminal records.
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American reformation
Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh PA], by Scott Walker    Original Article
Posted By: afortiori- 2/17/2013 11:01:25 AM     Post Reply
Wisconsin is known for many things, such as our friendly disposition, impeccable beer and cheeses and, of course, our Green Bay Packers. Since I´ve taken office, we´ve gained national recognition for the proven results of our fiscal and economic reforms. We took a principled stand, confronted our shortcomings and transformed them into real solutions. We´re turning things around and heading in the right direction. Unfortunately, the national outlook isn´t as bright. With growing debt and deficit without a clear solution, the problems we face as a nation are daunting.

´I chase him, I bite him´...
the crime report written by a
dog: Officer investigated after
submitting witness statement
in character as animal
Daily Mail [UK], by Martin Beckford    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/17/2013 10:59:26 AM     Post Reply
Police are under investigation for jokingly filling in a witness statement in the name of a force dog. Officers became exasperated when prosecutors asked for an account of a crime from a ‘PC Peach’, not realising Peach was the name of a police dog. So they completed the form as if it had been written by the alsatian, and signed it with a paw print. The dog’s statement read: ‘I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.’ The form was pinned up at a West Midlands Police station last week for the amusement

That Ted Cruz Is So Canadian
PJ Media, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/17/2013 10:44:38 AM     Post Reply
As Bryan Preston and Stephen Kruiser noted last week, the liberal media has mounted a campaign to destroy Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). He’s a high priority target because he goes against everything the media has said about the Tea Party, and conservatism in general. For all the talk about the Tea Party’s anti-intellectualism, Cruz received his B.A. at Princeton University, and his Juris Doctor at Harvard University. He also clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist. As George Will wrote back in June of 2011, By the time Ted Cruz was 13, he was winning speech
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But Don´t Rule Out Malice
American Thinker, by Ryan Scott Welch    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/17/2013 10:33:39 AM     Post Reply
There is an adage that reads "never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity... but don´t rule out malice." This is known as Heinlein´s or Hanlon´s Razor (there is only a slight difference between the two). Unfortunately many people only go by the first part of Heinlein´s Razor, leaving out the "but don´t rule out malice" part. People using this heuristic decision-making shortcut often think that even though some things that people do seem very suspect, and even though mental red flags are going up and instinctive alarms are sounding

  


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Fear of gun control drives big
crowd at Ladson gun show
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Andrew Knapp    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/17/2013 10:28:24 AM     Post Reply
LADSON--As Jason Mele watched people peering down the sights of Mossbergs, Bushmasters and Remingtons, he couldn’t deny that something felt different this time.[Snip]But the sentiment that drove people to the Exchange Park fairgrounds--a fear that politicians will strip Americans of their firearms after 26 people were slain at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School--was palpable Saturday, which likely went down as the most attended show in its history. This time, it could actually happen, many said. The enthusiasts cited changing times in which Washington lawmakers devise laws despite widespread disapproval. They pointed to President Barack Obama’s health care bill.

Large All-Star crowds prompt
Galleria to close
Houston Chronicle, by Anita Hassan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/17/2013 10:20:46 AM     Post Reply
Extremely large crowds at the Galleria for NBA All-Star festivities prompted officials to close the mall early Saturday night. The Galleria reached its legal capacity around 8:15 p.m. and began clearing out crowds, according to mall officials. "At no time was there a riot or a disturbance," Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties said. "At no time did anyone get unruly." Officers with an HPD special response team were on hand. Police and mall officials blocked entrances to the Galleria Saturday night. "As always, our primary concern is for the safety and well being

Two killers: Which received justice?
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 2/17/2013 10:14:07 AM     Post Reply
They say that justice delayed is justice denied.If that is the case, then surely the families of Harvey Mad Man and Thomas Running Rabbit can rightly complain that there is no justice in Montana.The two men were murdered execution style in 1982 by Ronald Allen Smith, who during his trial confessed to the murder and said he had wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.He also rejected a plea bargain for life in prison and insisted on the death penalty.[SNIP] Maybe we can learn from the case of Eddie Anderson.

Obama Reverses Course,
Leaks Own Immigration
Plan: ´Dead on Arrival,´
Says Rubio
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/17/2013 10:12:31 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama reversed course on Saturday, preparing an immigration reform bill that was leaked to USA Today and that would allow illegal immigrants to become full permanent residents within eight years. The White House had previously refrained from offering its own immigration plan, after immigration reform advocates asked him not to do so for fear that his proposals could provoke Republican opposition to any reform bill. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a leader of the “Gang of Eight” that released a bipartisan plan for immigration reform last month, pronounced President Obama’s plan “dead on arrival in Congress.”

  


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President Obama has set in
motion forces that he can´t handle.
American Thinker, by Neil Snyder    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/17/2013 10:02:17 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama is a terrible president. That´s obvious to everyone who isn´t chronically ignorant or incurably liberal. By "liberal" I don´t mean the classic definition of the word which has to do with being open-minded and objective. I mean the modern version of liberal: self-centered, emotional, illogical, and void of reason. Unfortunately, in 2012 ignoramuses and liberals represented the majority of those who voted. I´m not worried about offending them with my harsh words. My very existence offends them, and so does yours if you don´t buy into their worldview. From economic policy to energy policy to

Dozens of pro-Dorner
protesters rally at LAPD HQ
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/17/2013 9:42:56 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES — Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters Saturday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory. Protesters told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/11Ndm6i ) they didn´t support Dorner´s deadly methods, but objected to police corruption and brutality, and believed Dorner´s claims of racism and unfair treatment by the department. Many said they were angered by the conduct of the manhunt that led to Dorner´s death and injuries

The Oscar for Best Fabrication
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/17/2013 9:11:35 AM     Post Reply
I SAW “Argo” with Jerry Rafshoon, who was a top aide to President Carter during the Iranian hostage crisis, when six Americans escaped and were given sanctuary for three months by courageous Canadian diplomats. We were watching a scene where a C.I.A. guy can’t get through to Hamilton Jordan, Carter’s chief of staff, to sign off on plane tickets for the escaping hostages, so he pretends to be calling from the school where Jordan’s kids go. “Hamilton wasn’t married then and didn’t have any kids,” Jerry whispered, inflaming my pet peeve about filmmakers who make up facts

Barack Obama Openly Hints
At Desire To Kill Citizens
With Drones Inside America…
Ulsterman Report, by Ulsterman    Original Article
Posted By: LOL Thomas- 2/17/2013 9:10:07 AM     Post Reply
In a very oddly worded public response to a question posed to him during an online interview, Barack Obama dances around the topic of using military drones to kill Americans inside of the United States. (Snip) First he begins his answer by stating, “There has never been a drone used on an American citizen on American soil.”  Barack Obama doesn’t say there never will be – or that he never intends to do so…he instead chooses – deliberatly, to say that such a thing has not happened…YET..  The president then gets into the meat of his prepared statement

So total is the Left´s cultural
ascendancy that no one likes to
mention the socialist roots of fascism
The Telegraph[UK], by Daniel Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Not your typical New Yorker- 2/17/2013 8:54:33 AM     Post Reply
´I am a Socialist,´ Hitler told Otto Strasser in 1930, ´and a very different kind of Socialist from your rich friend, Count Reventlow´. No one at the time would have regarded it as a controversial statement. The Nazis could hardly have been more open in their socialism, describing themselves with the same terminology as our own SWP: National Socialist German Workers´ Party. Almost everyone in those days accepted that fascism had emerged from the revolutionary Left. Its militants marched on May Day under red flags. Its leaders stood for collectivism, state control of industry, high tariffs, workers´ councils.

  



Oscar Pistorius murder charge:
bloodied cricket bat found
at Paralympic athlete´s home
Telegraph [UK], by Aislin Laing    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/17/2013 8:40:45 AM     Post Reply
Johannesburg - Local reports stated police believe he may have used the bat to attack girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before shooting her dead on St Valentine´s Day morning, according to a local report. Detectives are working on two other theories concerning the bat: that it was either used to break down the door of the bathroom where she hid, or that she used it to defend herself against Mr Pistorius, South Africa´s City Press reported. One bullet cartridge was found in the champion sprinter´s bedroom and police are looking at whether

Oscar Pistorius’ version of girlfriend
slaying: “A terrible accident . . .
I’ve killed my baba”
Sunday Times (UK), by DAN MCDOUGALL and MARTINA LEES    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/17/2013 8:06:12 AM     Post Reply
Oscar Pistorius carried the body of his dying girlfriend from the blood-streaked floor of the master bathroom in his luxurious Pretoria home and down the stairs, police sources say. Behind him lay the wooden splinters of the door he had shot through four times. The floor was strewn with spent bullet casings. He was close to exhaustion after giving Reeva Steenkamp, whom he had been dating for less than three months, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a futile effort to revive her.

Don’t Mythologize Christopher Dorner
New York Times, by Charles M. Blow    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/17/2013 6:28:45 AM     Post Reply
I am no stranger to people’s glomming on to deadly criminals and celebrating them as heroes. Bonnie and Clyde were killed just south of the town where I grew up. There was that movie made about the couple, as well as a musical and more songs that I can count. And every year the town celebrates the duo and their killing with a festival and a shootout. Last year, one Web site promoting the festival read: “Bring your family and friends and join us each year as we remember the historical ambush of the infamous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde

Russia Humiliates Kerry,
Ignores His Calls for a Week
Front Page, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/17/2013 6:19:55 AM     Post Reply
Obama’s soft power has really done wonders for the diplomatic standing of the United States. Maybe Kerry should practice his diplomacy on someone easier. Like the Viet Cong. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Tuesday call to his Russian counterpart has gone unanswered for nearly a week after North Korea tested a nuclear device. It is not the first time Moscow has not returned calls from the State Department: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had difficulty getting through to her counterpart when she was in the post. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday that “the Foreign Minister

Why Dr. Ben Carson is my hero --
it´s not what you think
Fox News, by Juan Williams    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/17/2013 6:08:50 AM     Post Reply
Dr. Ben Carson is my hero. But not because of his controversial speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in front of President Obama. Conservative, mostly white Republican critics of the president are praising Dr. Carson because they are ecstatic to see a black man express conservative ideas to the face of a liberal, Democrat and black president’s face. But that is not why I consider Dr. Carson a hero. He is a winner to me for living by the conservative principles I want young America, especially poor black and Latino kids, to see as the prescription for success.

Obama admin winds down
plan for ´uninsurables´
Associated Press, by Ann Sanner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/17/2013 6:00:57 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration has begun quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president´s health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with medical problems who can´t get private insurance. In an afternoon teleconference with state counterparts, administration officials said Friday the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will stop taking new applications. People already in the plan will not lose coverage. Designed as a stopgap solution until the law´s full consumer protections are in effect next year, PCIP has served more than 135,000 people, a lifeline for patients with serious medical problems

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