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  • Campus Police Detain and Draw Weapons on Student Activist for Wearing Empty Holster

    04/11/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 126 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 April, 2012 | cbaus
    Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State University Police detained and drew their weapons on student-activist Mike Newbern for demonstrating his support for gun rights by wearing an empty holster to a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday. Newbern, the president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, was taken forcibly into police custody just after 8:30 p.m., while he was standing at the front of the crowd wearing an empty holster, which was clearly visible on his belt, and with his hands crossed in front of his chest. A police report released on Thursday indicates two officers drew their firearms before approaching...
  • ‘Buffett Rule' is not a campaign ‘gimmick,' Obama says (Everything Obama does is a gimmick)

    04/11/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/11/2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama defended his "Buffett Rule" proposal for higher taxes on the very rich Wednesday, denying it was a reelection campaign "gimmick" that will do little to close the deficit or spur job growth. "This is not simply an issue of redistributing wealth," Obama said. "This is not just about fairness. This is also about growth. This is also about being able to make the investments we need to succeed and it's about we, as a country, being willing to pay for those investments and closing our deficits." The president took aim at critics who say, in his words,...
  • Obama Wants To Grant Us Fairness...AND a New Hashtag to OCCUPY!

    04/11/2012 9:51:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2012 | MOTUS
    Well, ok, since this has been floating around for a week or so now, we can finally get to the truth: the Buffet Rule is really more about spreading the wealth around. Just not that much wealth, according to the CBO, so it’s more symbolic of where we intend to go from here. So anyway, the “Buffet Rule” was never about paying down the deficit? It was about making life “fair” all along? The goal, Mr. Furman explained, is to establish a "a basic issue of tax fairness." ... ...On another front: all hell’s broken loose again with one of...
  • Why I Called George Zimmerman a Murderer, and Why I Was Wrong

    04/11/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 99 replies
    PJMEDIA ^ | April 11, 2012 | Bob Owens
    On March 17, I thought I had it all figured out. I wrote a post [1] on my blog in which I pronounced America’s most famous neighborhood watch captain guilty:
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL — Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Voters approve concealed carry ordinance in Pike County, Illinois: Now What?

    04/11/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Jim Shepherd
    Recently, I made a big deal out of the fact that on Tuesday, March 21, 2012, Pike County, Illinois passed a voter initiative that rejected the concealed carry restrictions of state law-in Pike County. When that story ran, several readers - including a some very irritated Illinois attorneys, were quick to point out that a voter initiative had no force of law. Until today, their point hasn't been addressed. That's because we couldn't get any insight into the whole state/local law point. First, let's shuck this down to the cob on a key question: can I now carry a concealed...
  • From Man Alive! - "A survival manual for the human mind."

    04/11/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 4. The greatest invention in the history of humanity. That chapter heading is really just a tease. WhatÂ’s the most important invention ever devised by the mind of man? Fathertongue, of course. All other inventions flow from it. Without it, we are badly-adapted hairless apes, ultimately doomed to an ignominious extinction. With it, human beings danced on the Moon. In the last chapter, I raised the idea of your being stranded on a desert island. ThatÂ’s a hugely unlikely scenario, but itÂ’s interesting to think about...
  • Should Taxes Be Raised on the Rich to help the economy? Help Freep this Poll!

    04/11/2012 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/11/12 | Howard
    Should Taxes Be Raised on the Rich to help the economy. Freep this poll (needs it badly). 64% say yes! Middle right of the page.
  • Rita Hayworth Is Stayin' Alive (Video)

    04/11/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT · by murron · 47 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 20, 2010
    With all that's going on in the news today that's bringing us down, this should provide a nice break from that. Someone took a lot of time to edit this but watching it is well worth your time.
  • Committee votes to protect Second Amendment rights(OK)

    04/11/2012 9:24:34 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 10 April, 2012 | NA
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of a state House committee have voted to increase the legal protection of citizens’ constitutional rights. Senate Bill 1760, by state Sen. Anthony Sykes and state Rep. T.W. Shannon, would specify that Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights cannot be taken away during a declared state of emergency. “While government may assume greater police powers to preserve public safety during times of emergency, the government should never be allowed to strip citizens of their most basic constitutional rights,” said Shannon , R-Lawton. “This legislation simply makes clear that Oklahomans will continue to have the right to self-defense during...
  • EPA Fines School Bus Company 438K For 'Excessive Idling'

    04/11/2012 9:19:49 AM PDT · by · 42 replies ^ | April 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced nearly $500,000 in fines and mandatory “environmental projects” on a school bus contractor for “excessive idling,” and as part of its anti-idling campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of school buses waiting to pick up children for their routes. “As part of a settlement for alleged excessive diesel idling in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Durham School Services will commit to reduce idling from its school bus fleet of 13,900 buses operating in 30 states,” read an EPA press release on Tuesday. The EPA says an agency inspector two years ago spotted buses of...
  • FOX host Sean Hannity confirms off-the-record talk with George Zimmerman

    04/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 132 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 11, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    FOX News host Sean Hannity confirmed on his show Tuesday night he had an off-the-record chat with someone he believed was George Zimmerman. The neighborhood watchman's former legal team announced they would no longer represent him because the 28-year-old had ignored their calls and said he had reached out to Hannity and special prosecutor Angela Corey on his own. On his show, Hannity said he wanted to "set the record straight." "For a few weeks we have been pursuing an interview with Mr. Zimmerman to give him a chance to tell his side of the story," the host said. “Now...
  • How Romney Stacks Up Against Obama

    04/11/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/11/2012 | Ryan Mauro
    Rick Santorum ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination yesterday, making Mitt Romney the all-but-certain nominee. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are staying in the race, but now attention is shifting to Romney’s future choice of a running mate and uphill battle to replace President Obama. Speculation that Santorum would quit the race rose after his three-year-old daughter, Bella, had to go to the hospital over the weekend. She suffers from Trisomy-18, a rare disorder that is fatal for all but one percent of its victims by age 10. She has been released from the hospital, but the decision...
  • Sen. Kevin Bryant seeks to revise S.C.'s concealed carry law

    04/11/2012 9:17:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 April, 2012 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Republican senator wants residents to be able to carry a gun openly. Sen. Kevin Bryant of Anderson introduced legislation Tuesday revising the state's concealed carry law, saying the Second Amendment doesn't use the words concealed permit.
  • Levin: Obama's 'Such A Liar,' 'He Sounds Like Marx'

    04/11/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by · 18 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    On his show last night, Mark Levin called President Obama a liar and said that he sounds like Karl Marx when he speaks about the economy. After playing a clip of Obama touting his newest tax, the “Buffett Rule,” Levin said, “Stop. Stop. He’s such a liar, that I really have to constrain myself…despite what the government is doing, we’re the most successful people on the face of the earth.” Levin was criticizing Obama’s comments made yesterday in Florida when the president said, “What drags our entire economy down is when the benefits of economic growth and productivity go only...
  • Allen West: Half the Democrats in Congress are Communists

    04/11/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Allen West: Half the Democrats in Congress are Communists By Daniel Strauss - 04/11/12 10:24 AM ET Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says he's heard that almost half of all the Democrats in Congress are secretly part of the Communist Party. He offered no names or proof of his accusation. West told almost 100 Floridians in Palm City on Tuesday that "he's heard" as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party, according to the Palm Beach Post. The freshman Republican, an outspoken conservative and Tea Party favorite, is a longtime critic of the Democratic Party. At...
  • Red Sox tickets anyone?

    04/11/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/11/12 | Brian McGrory
    There’s a guy I know named Bill who happens to be in possession of large amounts of free time. Bill got lucky in life, defying every expectation ever set for him. Now he wanders from one day to the next, a ship across the placid skin of the Pacific, never spying obligation on the horizon. So when I found myself with a pair of tickets to the Red Sox Friday home opener but with a conflict that keeps me from being there, Bill was my first logical call. He has absolutely nothing else going on. “Do you want seats to...
  • Federal employees got bonuses for planning agency's lavish 2010 event, investigation reveals

    04/11/2012 9:13:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 2 replies ^ | 4/11/12 | AP/foxnews
    Awarding bonuses for wasting taxpayer dollars? That appears to be incentive offered by the federal agency under fire for spending lavishly on a 2010 conference held near Las Vegas. The latest details from an inspector general report on the conference reveal 50 employees were given cash awards of $500 and $1,000 for their work arranging the now-infamous conference.
  • The Jury Will Acquit George Zimmerman

    04/11/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 49 replies
    I’m highly doubtful whether Zimmerman can get a fair trial even if he is charged, and any time the media gets itself into a frenzy over a case the defendant is acquitted: OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, etc. I think juries understand that once the media gets involved the only fair thing to do is acquit. Indeed, look at how the media has unfairly mangled the facts so far in the Zimmerman case. First the media said Zimmerman was white, and it turns out he’s actually Hispanic. Then the news media edited the 911 call to make it falsely...
  • The incredible power of clouds (and Roy Spencer’s work)

    04/11/2012 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 11th, 2012 | Joanne
    Joint Post by Tony Cox and Jo Nova Clouds cool the planet as it warms Clouds cover an enormous 65% of the planet and are responsible for about half of the sunlight that is reflected back out to space.[i] The effects of clouds are so strong that most of the differences between IPCC-favoured-models comes from the assumptions the models make about clouds. Cloud feedbacks are the “largest source of uncertainty”.[ii] Numerous studies show models project wildly different results for clouds, and yet few could correctly simulate clouds as recorded by satellites.[iii] One researcher described our understanding of cloud parameters as...