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on January 30, 2014 in World News

Man loses fight for 840-pound emerald worth $372-MILLION

Man loses fight for 840-pound emerald worth $372-MILLION A Los Angeles judge ruled that claims of Anthony Thomas, a businessman, to the 3-foot-tall Bahia Emerald were ‘not credible.’ Two others – gem buyer Mark Downie and the business, Ferrara Morrison Holdings – are still awaiting trial on their claims of ownership. LOS ANGELES — A judge has rejected a businessman’s bid to be declared the rightful owner of an 840-pound emerald that has been appraised at $372 million. Judge John Kronstadt ruled Wednesday that the claims of Anthony Thomas to the Bahia Emerald were “not credible.” RELATED: FRENCH MOUNTAIN CLIMBER… View Article

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on January 30, 2014 in Gun Page World News

New bullet packs three rounds into one shell

New bullet packs three rounds into one shell A Colorado company has introduced ammo that unleashes three shots from single bullet. ‘Because you can’t afford to miss,’ advertises Denver-based Advanced Ballistic Concepts. A new type of ammunition allows shooters to fire one bullet and hit a target three times. Because more than 90% of shots fired in life-or-death situations miss their mark, Advanced Ballistic Concepts has unveiled bullets that split into pieces connected by Kevlar fiber.

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on January 30, 2014 in World News

School seizes lunches from students and throws them away

School seizes lunches from students and throws them away Parents at a Utah school were angry when they found out that authorities took lunches away from dozens of students and threw them away. It happened at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City. On Monday, a district child nutrition manager was sent to the school to investigate a large number of students who had zero or negative balances in their school lunch accounts. The school district says that on the same day, the district manager and the local school kitchen manager started making calls to inform parents of the negative… View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

Muslim group threatens to sue Prime Minister Harper

      Canadian Muslim group threatens to sue Prime Minister Harper for libel A Muslim organization said Tuesday it will sue Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his spokesman for libel unless they retract and apologize for a statement linking the group to Hamas. Canada lists Hamas as a banned terrorist organization. “To say that our organization has illegal affiliations is deeply offensive to us and to Canadians of all faiths and backgrounds and only serves to reinforce ugly stereotypes about Canadian Muslims,” Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), told a press conference…. View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

Canada threatens US with retaliation over meat-labeling mandate

Canada threatens US with retaliation over meat-labeling mandate A newly unveiled agriculture bill in the United States is drawing heavy fire from Canada, which is threatening retaliatory action if the law’s country-of-origin labeling mandate earns enough support to go into effect. On Monday, congressional lawmakers announced they had secured an  agreement on a five-year farm bill that would leave in place  rules requiring meat sold in US markets to detail its country of  origin. According to the Canadian press, this requirement — which forces  US companies to sort and label foreign meat exports differently  than domestic products — costs Canada’s… View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

Rep. Stockman Walks Out on SOTU, Says Obama Abuses Power

                      Rep. Stockman Walks Out on SOTU, Says Obama Abuses Power Republican Rep. Steve Stockman walked out on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, his Twitter posts say. Rep. Steve Stockman          @SteveWorks4You    Follow “Tonight I left early after hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers.” #SOTU The tea party favorite from Texas, who plans to challenge Sen. John Cornyn in the GOP primary,  said the president had violated his oath of office by “enacting his own brand of law through executive decree.”… View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

Don’t Ignore Immigration Officers

        I       CE Union Boss Urges GOP: Don’t Ignore Immigration Officers Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, the union representing officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, issued a statement Tuesday ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address. Crane blasted the president for his repeated refusal to meet with ICE officers at the White House, and asked House Republican leaders to consult with ICE personnel as they work to outline their immigration reform “principles”: According to news accounts, the President has once again invited illegal immigrants to the State… View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama

                      The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama  presidency, none is more dangerous than the president’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat. On Monday, Mr. Obama acted unilaterally to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contracts, the first of many executive actions the White House promised would be a theme of his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president’s taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern… View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

Iceland Let Banks Fail, Jailed Criminal Bankers

Iceland Let Banks Fail, Jailed Criminal Bankers and Now Has Only 4% Unemployment     Iceland let its banks fail in 2008 because they proved too big to save. Now, the island is finding crisis-management decisions made half a decade ago have put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent unemployment into a realistic goal. While the euro area grapples with record joblessness, led by more than 25 percent in Greece and Spain, only about 4 percent of Iceland’s labor force is without work. Prime MinisterSigmundur D. Gunnlaugsson says even that’s too high. “Politicians always have something to worry… View Article

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on January 28, 2014 in World News

Democrats’ plan for tyranny

Reacting to the Democrats’ plan for tyranny: A time to organize, to agitate, and, sadly, to arm By mike | Published: January 28, 2014 Walt Whitman believed, as Professor Kent Graham argues in his astoundingly insightful and truly luminous book, Gettysburg. A Meditation on War and Values, that “the material cause of the [U.S. Civil] War was the saturation of venality and incompetence throughout the American political leadership To support his argument, Professor Graham quotes Whitman’s following description of a prewar, apparently Democratic Party, political convention: “The members who composed it were, seven eighths of them, the meanest kind...

Reacting to the Democrats’ plan for tyranny: A time to organize, to agitate, and, sadly, to arm By mike | Published: January 28, 2014 Walt Whitman believed, as Professor Kent Graham argues in his astoundingly insightful and truly luminous...

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