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-Obits-
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dead at 78
A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

Posted by: tu3031 || 12/27/2012 20:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top||

#1  Rest in peace, good sir. Your watch is done.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/27/2012 21:29 Comments || Top||

#2  RIP, Good Sir, from Alpha Section - I didn't always agree wid his planning or intentions but had a lotta respect for him as a Man, Soldier, + Leader.

There not many left of his kind left in America -WE NEED MEN OR LEADERS LIKE HIM IN THIS 2013 A YEAR OF GREAT DANGER.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/27/2012 21:52 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Duck-billed Platypus is Even Stranger
Everyone knows that the duck-billed platypus is pretty strange. But it seems this mammal’s eccentricities extend beyond its famous bill, and habit of laying eggs, to the way its genes determine sex. Not content with one pair of sex chromosomes, the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) has five.
Article is a Creationism piece, but the content on the platypus was news - very strange news - to me.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/27/2012 13:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top||

#1  With a lower 'dating opportunity' for this species, perhaps there arose more need for a built-in diversity of the gene pool?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 12/27/2012 14:11 Comments || Top||

#2  just found out recently that they have venomous hind leg spurs - pretty weird for a mammal
Posted by: Frank G || 12/27/2012 16:39 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Hollande Orders Protection of French Nationals in C. Africa
[An Nahar] President Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France, and a fine job he's doing of it...
Wednesday ordered tightened security for Frenchies in the Central African Republic after violent protests denouncing the former colonial ruler for failing to help stem a rebel offensive.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
He also called for the protection of the French embassy in the capital Bangui, which was attacked by protesters who tore down the French flag, Hollande's office said in a statement.

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the French mission had been "secured and order re-established."
Posted by: Fred || 12/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top||

#1  "Sign this sir", "What is it?", a statement that you cover their asses, I can;t cover their asses.

I know that, but by signing You'll get credit fir trying.

GIMME".
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/27/2012 0:20 Comments || Top||


Protest at Central Africa French Embassy Turns Violent
[An Nahar] Angry demonstrators hurled projectiles and tore down the French flag at La Belle France's embassy in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Wednesday, protesting at a lack of help to deter rebels who have occupied a large swathe of the country.

Former colonial power La Belle France "has the tendency to abandon us," a protester said as the group arrived from an earlier sit-in outside the U.S. embassy. "We no longer need La Belle France, La Belle France may as well take its embassy and leave."

Protesters close to embattled President Francois Bozize had begun their U.S. embassy protest chanting calls for peace just as rebels approaching Bangui called on forces loyal to Bozize to lay down their arms.

But the peaceful protest moved to the French embassy where the mood turned violent and demonstrators broke windows and pulled down the French flag.

"This situation is completely unacceptable," said French ambassador Serge Mucetti.

"I ask the government of the Central African Republic to respect the appropriate agreements on this matter. Those who acted in such a manner are enemies of the Central African Republic," he said.

A student demonstrator at the scene accused La Belle France of "not respecting defense agreements" linking the two countries.

The offices of Air La Belle France were also attacked, an AFP news hound witnessed.
Posted by: Fred || 12/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top||


Europe
Indian student brutally attacked in Germany over Islam conversion
A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists who slashed his tongue when he refused to convert, German police said today.

The Indian student was attacked on Christmas eve when he was on the way to his place in Bonn. The men enquired about his religion and asked him to convert to Islam, warning him that they would cut his tongue if he refused to do so, Der Spiegel reported.

The student, who was not identified, told the police that he was attacked by two men from behind after he ignored them. The attackers beat him up and slashed his tongue and flew in a car.

Police spokesman did not give details of injuries but said the information that the victim gave was credible.

A passerby found the bleeding student on the road and called an ambulance. The student was admitted to a local hospital and was released a day later.
Posted by: tipper || 12/27/2012 13:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top||

#1  Ahhh, the religion of "peace" and the joys of immigration.

Pretty soon you can have all the joys of Kashmir in Europe.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/27/2012 15:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The attackers beat him up and slashed his tongue and flew in a car.

Who were they, the friggin Jetsons???
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/27/2012 17:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps the magic carpet was in the garage weavers shop and they had to make do.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/27/2012 17:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Convert, submit,or die.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 12/27/2012 18:04 Comments || Top||

#5  either euro implements a final solution to the extremist islam problem or die on the vine
Posted by: Phomoling Chomoth4976 || 12/27/2012 18:26 Comments || Top||

#6  "Convert, submit,or die."

You forgot the other option, Rambler - at least in the U.S.:

"My choices are convert, submit, or die, Achmed? OK, I'll choose YOU die. Bang!"
Posted by: Barbara || 12/27/2012 19:31 Comments || Top||

#7  The Democrats are working very hard to remove that 4th option Barb.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/27/2012 23:01 Comments || Top||


Spanish Police Seize 11 Tonnes of Hashish
[An Nahar] Spanish police on Wednesday said it had busted a major drug trafficking ring, seizing more than 11 tonnes of hashish destined for Europe and arresting 35 people.

"The dismantled organization controlled the entire chain of trafficking, from production to packing, as well as transport to Spain, storage, and distribution throughout Europe, especially in La Belle France, Belgium, England and the Netherlands," police said in a statement.

The ring's main warehouses was located in the central Spanish region of Toledo, where police seized 8.5 tonnes of the drug, out of a total of "more than 11 tonnes" confiscated in all, it said.

In addition, police seized 150,000 euros in cash and 14 vehicles and 109 cell phones used by the ring.
Posted by: Fred || 12/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top||

#1  Scrooges.
Posted by: Perfesser || 12/27/2012 13:05 Comments || Top||

#2  "Hey man, that's for my personal use!"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/27/2012 13:21 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Blogger posts employee addresses of paper that published gun owners addresses
Mr. Fountain has a nice blog, you can find it here.

Not only he but a number of his commenters have taken up the cudgel challenge of calling out the local newspaper for what it did. Together they've been quite enterprising.

As a wise man once said, make the other side live up to its ideals. And whatever the fight, punch back twice as hard.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/27/2012 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top||

#1  We need to regulate the Internet. /sarc
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/27/2012 11:16 Comments || Top||

#2  they want the safe anonymity they refuse other law-abiding citizens.

I don't think so, Sparky
Posted by: Frank G || 12/27/2012 12:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't tell, is there any intersection of the 2 sets?
Posted by: Shipman || 12/27/2012 14:54 Comments || Top||

#4  The Editor has taken down Facebook page and restricted Twitter to Private. I'm still laughing she spells her name 'CynDee'.
Posted by: Charles || 12/27/2012 15:52 Comments || Top||

#5  They encourage defenselessness, the results being that even innocent children are at the mercy of evil in defenseless areas.

Now Diane Feinstein is demanding defenselessness be universal. Hold these sick people accountable.
Posted by: Dino Shomomp7692 || 12/27/2012 16:11 Comments || Top||


Fathers disappear from American households
In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Even as the country added 160,000 families with children, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Fifteen million U.S. children live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers.

Though income is the primary predictor, the lack of live-in fathers also is overwhelmingly a black problem, regardless of poverty status, census data show. Among blacks, nearly 5 million children, or 54 percent, live with only their mother. Twelve percent of black families below the poverty line have two parents present, compared with 41 percent of impoverished Hispanic families and 32 percent of poor white families.

The largest geographic area of sustained fatherlessness contains the rural, largely black poor across Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, tributaries of broken homes running 400 miles along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn., where in some neighborhoods 82 percent of children live with their mothers alone, to Baton Rouge, La., in parts of which less than one-fifth of children have both parents at home. Maine, Vermont and West Virginia have the lowest dual-parenthood rates for whites.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top||

#1  Define "Fathers, are you talking about Black households, White, Chinese, Indian, Japanese etc.

OR are they talking about White Gd fearing people, sounds suspiciously like a Slanted story.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/27/2012 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect the Left will be missing Daddy once the country goes over the fiscal cliff in January, + keeps falling straight thru 2016 iff not 2030.

REMEMBER, THE MORE DOMESTIC, GLOBAL CHAOS-N-ANARCHY, THE BETTER FOR NAU + .... + OWG.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/27/2012 0:26 Comments || Top||

#3  What you subsidize, you get more of. Just saying.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/27/2012 4:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't forget how the media has been glorifying single-parent households for decades.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/27/2012 10:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't forget how the media has been glorifying single-parent households for decades.

Can you say Murphy Brown boys and girls?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/27/2012 11:16 Comments || Top||

#6  tomatoe
Posted by: Shipman || 12/27/2012 14:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Fathers, are you talking about Black households, White, Chinese, Indian, Japanese etc.

According to the article, it's black, hispanic and white households.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/27/2012 15:03 Comments || Top||

#8  >What you subsidize, you get more of.

and AT LOWER QUALITY.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/27/2012 15:50 Comments || Top||

#9  To be fair, they've taken away some options. According too Instapundit, Widower/Divorcee/unwed mother are no longer options.
Posted by: Charles || 12/27/2012 15:50 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto's son launches political career in Pakistan
In a rally before several hundred thousand supporters to mark the fifth anniversary of her assassination, the 24-year-old Oxford graduate formally launched his political career by vowing that the Bhuttos would never be silenced by violence.

He invoked his mother's memory at the family's mausoleum in Sindh's Garhi Khuda Bakhsh and laid claim to its blood-soaked legacy, saying: "Bhutto is an emotion, a love.

"Every challenge is soaked in blood, but you will be the loser. How ever many Bhuttos you kill, more Bhuttos will emerge from every house."

Although is too young to stand next year's elections himself - the minimum age is 25 - Mr Bhutto Zardari is expected to be a figurehead of the ruling Pakistan People's Party campaign in place of his father, President Asif Ali Zardari, who is barred from involvement.

In his speech on Thursday, he told supporters that he would continue his mother's fight against poverty and demanded to know why her murderers had not yet been brought to justice five years after her assassination.
Posted by: tipper || 12/27/2012 13:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top||

#1  Do we call this guy Pugsley or Pubert?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 12/27/2012 13:57 Comments || Top||

#2  That's Fred's call... :-)
Posted by: Steve White || 12/27/2012 14:41 Comments || Top||

#3  demanded to know why her murderers had not yet been brought to justice five years after her assassination

how about Pollyanna?
Posted by: Frank G || 12/27/2012 14:45 Comments || Top||

#4  In his speech on Thursday, he told supporters that he would continue his mother's fight against poverty

His mom was no slouch at supporting terrorism as well.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/27/2012 15:05 Comments || Top||

#5  He shouldn't get a nickname, he'll be dead in a year with the way that family history has gone. I know it's insensitive of me, but the Bhuttos are the Kennedy's of Pakistan.
Posted by: Charles || 12/27/2012 15:46 Comments || Top||

#6  How do they manage to be the Kennedys of wherever without the over the top substance abuse?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/27/2012 16:12 Comments || Top||

#7  ...or an Oldsmobile Delmont 88?
Posted by: Raj || 12/27/2012 16:50 Comments || Top||

#8  "Every challenge is soaked in blood, but you will be the loser. How ever many Bhuttos you kill, more Bhuttos will emerge from every house."

Sounds like a zombie movie...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/27/2012 17:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Sounds like a zombie movie

tu3031, Zombies or Muzzies a distinction without a difference.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/27/2012 17:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Zombies are better behaved.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/27/2012 22:57 Comments || Top||


Woman killed by father, uncle
[Dawn] A 24-year-old woman was shot at and killed by her father and paternal uncle for honour in Tibba Hamar village of Manga Mandi on Tuesday, police said.

Ambreen had contracted court marriage with Muhammad Ashraf few months ago and left the city. After sometime she came back and started living along with her husband at a rented locality in Manga.

On the day of the incident, Ambreen's father, Asghar, and uncle Ashraf traced her and shot at her. The suspects expeditiously departed at a goodly pace while the woman taken to hospital with two bullet wounds was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police handed over the body to the heirs after autopsy, started the paperwork but haven't done much else against two runaway suspects.
Posted by: Fred || 12/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top||

#1  A 24-year-old woman was shot at and killed by her father and paternal uncle for honour

You mean Feudal Islamic Thugs, Don't you?
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/27/2012 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  So the woman's offence was a 'contracted court marriage' - presumably a civil marriage - rather than an Islamic one?
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/27/2012 8:15 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Over 1.3 million Iranians addicted to drugs
This is sad. Much as I want the Mad Mullahs™ gone, I don't want to see ordinary Iranians suffer like this.
According to the latest statistics, 1.325 million of people in Iran are drug addicts, director of drug research and training center Hamid Serami said, Mehr reported. Serami said the mentioned number of drug addicts make up for 2,65 percent of people in Iran, and most of them are in the 15-64 age radius.

The research was conducted in 31 provinces of Iran, revealing 91 percent of 1.325 million being males, and 9 percent - females. Serami noted that 53 percent of the people that took the tests were imployed, 63 percent of them were married.

Head of the country's Prisons Organization Gholam-Hossein Esmaili said on Dec. 4, that 43 percent of people in Iran's prisons are either drug dealers, or drug addicts.

According to foreign media outlets, since October 2011 to October 2012, Iran had 488 people executed, 33 percent of which were accused on drug trafficking.

One of the major problems for Iran is drug trafficking. Earlier this month, Iranian media outlets reported that Iranian forces seized over 11 tons of narcotics in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. Iran has spent more than USD 700 million on sealing the borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.

According to the UN Drug Report 2011, Iran, which shares a 936-kilometer border with Afghanistan and a 909-kilometer one with Pakistan, has intercepted 89 percent of all the opium seized worldwide.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top||

#1  Any way we can poison them?
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/27/2012 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  No we don't want to poison them. It's not the Iranian people who are our enemy - it is the mad mullahs and their terrorist henchmen.
Besides, drugs are a equal opportunity destroyer - a drug addict hurts not only themselves but everyone around them. I've seen it - it is not pretty.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/27/2012 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I meant the Whacko Imams and their sick followers.
Not that Islam is bad, but the KIllem all mentality has to go, they're NOT good neighbors.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/27/2012 2:03 Comments || Top||

#4  most of them are in the 15-64 age radius.
I can verify this.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/27/2012 5:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Duh, most PEOPLE are in the 15-84 age group.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/27/2012 10:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Any way we can poison them?

It would seem to be a distinct possibility that that is exactly what we are doing. It is suspicious that having conquered that country, and with all of our military might, we have done nothing whatsoever to suppress the poppy crop in Afghanistan. Last I heard Afghanistan was the world's leading producer of opium. Strange how that happened after we invaded.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/27/2012 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Coalition troops are not allowed to harm poppies or hash plants. To do so would be inviting punishment on yourself.
Curious policy, no?
My little brother struggled with the concept the entire time he was there.
It was obvious to him that he was not sent there to 'fight a war', just to perform some scripted actions dictated by politicians.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 12/27/2012 11:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Iran had 488 people executed, 33 percent of which were accused on drug trafficking.

Apparently you don't even have to be convicted in Iran to be executed. It should reduce recividism.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/27/2012 12:21 Comments || Top||



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