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Reader Selected News, Week Jan 26 – Feb 1

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Jan 26 – Feb 1”

  1. canary says:

    Abortion Rights Group Web Ad Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

    Center for Reproductive Rights: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade we didn’t buy a ruby. Instead, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked Mehcad Brooks of the USA Network’s “Necessary Roughness” and HBO’s “True Blood” to prepare a special video message just for you.


    Be sure an note the book on the table with red rose appears to be a worn Holy Bible.

    part of transcript

    “Oh, hey, BABY.
    Did you think I forgot? (laughes heh..heh…heh.. )
    I didn’t forget.
    How could I ever forget our anniversary?”
    All these years so many people said we’d never make it.
    They be trying to TEAR us APART saying we’d never make it….
    Take you away.
    Put limits on you……. or me ……..or us…. (claps his hands and cracks up laughing ha ha ha)
    But, every time we’ve proven ourselves stronger.
    An anniversary like this is not something you forget
    OHhhh no no no NO BABY
    It’s something you fight for. (winks seductively)
    And that’s exactly what I’m gonna do baby……fight.
    A few of us…
    Well actually a couple hundred thousand of us have chipped in to get you something mighty special, baby
    And we’re going to be standing right by your side; today, tomorrow, and years to come
    Because that is how much you mean to me, baby….to me…to us….to all of us….. (makes a long wicked deep throated laugh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh ).
    So wit dat…..
    (picks up glass of liquor that was set next to red rose and holds up to toast )
    Happy Anniversary baby…..
    Look’in good for 40……
    (yum yum yummmmmmm [pause] yum yum [pause] yummmmmmmmm…sips from drink…winks…yum…set glass back down next to Bible prop…makes satisfaction sound of pleasure ymmmmm mmmm mmmm mmm mmm eeeehhhhh )

    (screen Happy Anniversary Baby in upper left through out bold statements as follows…

    Happy 40th Anniversary
    Roe vs Wade (in bold)
    Show Your Love (in bold)
    Sign The Bill of Reproductive Rights
    Draw the Line (dot) org

    click here to take action

    Center for Reproductive Rights

    Setting: Book looks like the Bible, red rose, and drink on table next to leather chair he sits in
    with fire in fire-place w/background music.

    • canary says:

      This was shown on FOX news. Laura Ingram was a guest and said human DNA has been found at time of conception; 80 million aborted. Stifling.

  2. canary says:

    Obama administration endorses release of 9/11 Terrorists

    AP: Appeals court throws out terrorism convictions

    BY Mark Sherman

    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the military commission convictions in the terrorism case of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a move endorsed by the Obama administration because of the court’s ruling in a separate case.

    The ruling also could affect conspiracy charges in the prosecution of the five men who are accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in a brief order that it is wiping away Bahlul’s convictions for providing material support for terrorism and conspiracy and solicitation to commit war crimes.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/25/3200788/appeals-court-throws-out-terrorism.html#storylink=cpy


  3. River0 says:

    This is the latest deception from the Dictator-In-Chief: Give up just part of your Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.” Finally, Speaker Boehner recognizes that the Demonicrats want to, “annihilate the Republican Party”. This is another step on that road.

    From Fox News:

    President Obama Says GOP Should “Compromise on gun control”
    The president is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor listen to the American public on the issue. [Work with him? Discuss and negotiate? We know what he’s all about, now. Those who dance with the devil get burned].

    “The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they’re really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic. [Of course, Obummer and his minions are saintly in their motives; unlike Republicans].

    Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of his upcoming initiatives, but “I can’t get enough votes out of the House of Representatives to actually get something passed. … I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election.” [He’s a scholar of the Constitution? Pure fraud. He doesn’t know that the Constitution is designed to protect the minority from the majority? That’s the only way tyranny can be stopped].

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/27/obama-gun-control-advocates-should-listen-more/#ixzz2JDWLnFEJ

  4. canary says:

    Obama tells of his hobby with friends shooting guns like VP Biden is explaining can do large damage without a good aim to a small moving object.

    (where is the outrage by environmentalists of stray shot hitting birds and polluting the air. Would if an animal on the ground get’s hit with a piece or fragment from skeeting?)

    The New Republican: Barack Obama is Not Pleased

    The president on his enemies, the media, and the future of football
    By Franklin Foer and Chris Hughes – January 27 2013


    In part from The New Republican interview with Obama

    FF: Have you ever fired a gun?

    Obama: Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.

    FF: The whole family?

    Obama: Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.

    Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family’s traditions, you can see why you’d be pretty protective of that.

    So it’s trying to bridge those gaps that I think is going to be part of the biggest task over the next several months. And that means that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes.” — ”

    Are the disturbed people doing this mass shootings going to turn in their guns.

    Why is Obama giving Africa 32 million dollars for training Africans to shoot guns when thousands of Africans in the military are deserting and giving their weapons to extremist Islamist, or literally joining the militants side.

    Why is Obama and John Kerry giving F-16’s to the new tyrant Egypt leader who is killing protestors and sentencing them to death in spite of objections from our countries leaders who say it’s insane.

    The greatest imposter John Kerry gave a long demand of apologies from our countries top officials for simply asking him if it was wise to give Morsi F-16’s. What difference does it make? These politicians with backgrounds of committing fraud and playing hippies are nuts.
    They have something in common with the very nuts who are doing shootings and dying their hair, and anti-God. These environmentalists are practicing wicca. Adults dressing up in their youth in jihad outfits or dressing up in fatigue military jackets and throwing fake medals over a fence.

  5. captstubby says:

    The Usual Suspects.

    Bipartisan group of 8 senators reaches deal on immigration changes

    A bipartisan group of eight senators plans to announce they have agreed on a set of principles for comprehensive immigration reform.
    The deal, which will be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
    The eight senators expected to endorse the new principles are Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona.
    According to documents released early Monday, the senators will call for accomplishing four main goals:
    –Creating a path to citizenship for the estimated illegal immigrants already in the U.S., contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas.
    –Reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in science, math, technology or engineering from an American university.
    –Creating an effective employment verification system to ensure that employers do not hire illegal immigrants.
    –Allowing more low-skill workers into the country and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can demonstrate they couldn’t recruit a U.S. citizen; and establishing an agricultural worker program.
    The principles being released Monday are outlined on just over four pages, leaving plenty of details left to fill in.
    The aide tells Fox News that although many of the details of the bill still need to be worked out, those involved are encouraged by their progress and the support of senior senators. Members of the group on Sunday they are seeking to craft a one-step, all-encompassing bill based on the shared principles.
    “We are committed to a comprehensive approach to immigration that we can live with,” Durbin told McCain, a key player in the 2007 effort on immigration reform, also acknowledged that President Obama’s overwhelming support among Hispanics in the November elections was a wakeup call to Republicans that they need to do more to reach out to that growing part of the population.
    Several of these lawmakers have worked for years on the issue. McCain collaborated with the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on comprehensive immigration legislation pushed by then-President George W. Bush in 2007, only to see it collapse in the Senate when it couldn’t get enough GOP support.

    A call to Republicans that they need to become Democrats.

    Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin;;John McCain , Lindsey Graham .

    which party do the above names belong to?
    its a trick question, they are all the same.

  6. captstubby says:

    US economy shrinks 0.1 percent, 1st time in 3 1/2 years

    Published January 30, 2013

    | Associated Press

    The U.S. economy shrank from October through December for the first time since the recession ended, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles.

    The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That’s a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter.

    The surprise contraction could raise fears about the economy’s ability to handle tax increases that took effect in January and looming spending cuts.

    Still, the weakness may be because of one-time factors. Government spending cuts and slower inventory growth subtracted a total of 2.6 percentage points from growth.

    And those volatile categories offset faster growth in consumer spending, business investment and housing — the economy’s core drivers of growth.

    Another positive aspect of the report: For all of 2012, the economy expanded 2.2 percent, better than 2011’s growth of 1.8 percent.

    The economy may stay weak at the start of the year because Americans are coming to grips with an increase in Social Security taxes that has left them with less take-home pay.

    Subpar growth has held back hiring. The economy has created about 150,000 jobs a month, on average, for the past two years. That’s barely enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which has been 7.8 percent for the past two months.

    Economists forecast that unemployment stayed at the still-high rate again this month. The government releases the January jobs report Friday.

    The slower growth in stockpiles comes after a big jump in the third quarter. Companies frequently cut back on inventories if they anticipate a slowdown in sales. Slower inventory growth means factories likely produced less.

    Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar, Inc. said this week that it reduced its inventories by $2 billion in the fourth quarter as global sales declined from a year earlier.

    The biggest question going forward is how consumers react to the expiration of a Social Security tax cut. Congress and the White House allowed the temporary tax cut to expire in January, but reached a deal to keep income taxes from rising on most Americans.

    The tax increase will lower take-home pay this year by about 2 percent. That means a household earning $50,000 a year will have about $1,000 less to spend. A household with two high-paid workers will have up to $4,500 less.

    Already, a key measure of consumer confidence plummeted this month after Americans noticed the reduction in their paychecks, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced today;

    “surprise,surprise, surprise!”

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