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  • Robbery Suspect Dead in Pharmacy Shooting(WV)

    05/30/2012 4:22:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 26 May, 2012 | Colin Lawler
    WHEELING - A man is dead after attempting to rob an Elm Grove pharmacy at about 5 p.m. Friday. According to authorities an unknown white man entered the Elm Grove Pharmacy located at 101 E. Bethlehem Blvd. carrying a gun tried to hold up the store. A pharmacy employee then shot the man, killing him. The investigation was turned over from the Wheeling Police Department to the West Virginia State Police. State Police Sgt. D.L. Robinson said no information would be released as the incident is under investigation. Wheeling officers, State Police, representatives from the Brooke County Medical Examiner and...

    05/30/2012 4:21:53 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 17 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/30/42 | Hugh O’Connor, Robert P. Post, Daniel T. Brigham, George Gallup
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  • Improving Life for Workers

    05/30/2012 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Stossel
    It seems intuitive that a free market would lead to a "race to the bottom." In a global marketplace, profit-chasing employers will cut costs by paying workers less and less, and shipping jobs to China. It's a reason that progressives say government must step in. So America now has thousands of rules that outlaw wages below $7.25 an hour, restrict unpaid internships and compel people to pay union dues. These rules appear to help workers. But they don't. "Collective bargaining" sounds good. Collective bargaining "rights" even better. Employers are more sophisticated about job negotiations than individual employees, so why...
  • Nocturne in Black and White

    05/30/2012 4:21:34 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The respected black commentator and philosopher Thomas Sowell has described the growing toll of black-on-white violence as a race war. I would take issue with that only because "war" implies a level of organization that supersedes that of the flash mobs. Most of the riot organizers have moved on to cozier job titles, like Al Sharpton, who has gone from organizing riots and boycotts to holding down a desk at MSNBC and serving as the unofficial White House liaison to the black community. The old riots were usually a combination of organized protest and opportunistic violence. The organized riot is...
  • Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant 'Polish death camp' remark

    05/30/2012 4:18:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. And last night Barack Obama caused huge offence in Poland by referring to a Nazi death camp in Poland as “a Polish death camp” while awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
  • Hunting with a Silencer for the First Time

    05/30/2012 4:11:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    This past weekend I trucked out to Tyler’s family ranch to do some practice with the brand new M1 Garand rifles we picked up, as well as get some midnight 3-gun practice in preparation of the Crimson trace Midnight 3-gun that’s coming up sooner than I would like. While I was waiting for the sun to go down to start the practice, Tyler decided to abandon me to go on a date with some chick (bros before hoes, man!). That left me all alone, on a ranch in Texas, with a valid hunting license, a silenced 300 BLK rifle, and...
  • “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (Movie Reviews-5/30/42)

    05/30/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/30/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.S.
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  • White House: Obama 'misspoke' over Nazi death camp (He didn't "misspeak")

    05/30/2012 4:09:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    ynet ^ | 5/30/2012 | afp
    The linguistic faux pas overshadowed President Barack Obama's posthumous award of America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Jan Karski, a former Polish underground officer who provided early eyewitness accounts of the Nazi purge against Jews. "Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself," Obama said.
  • Egypt's Christians fear the worst is yet to come

    05/30/2012 4:03:18 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | May 19, 2012
    CBS News video: Egypt's Christians fear the worst is yet to come - Thirteen candidates from all over the...
  • Canadian Gun Owners: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    05/30/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Chris Dumm
    Shooters up North celebrated a rare gun-rights victory in April, when the Canadian federal government finally euthanized its expensive and useless ‘Long Gun Registry.’ The celebrations were short, however. Eager to appease suburban voters and swinging liberals, Ottowa promptly moved to ban ‘body armour.’ Then PM Stephen Harper’s ‘Conservative’ party has quietly announced that all Canadian gun owners will have to start paying a $60 fee to renew their firearm licenses. It gets better: owners of handguns and other ‘restricted’ firearms (ooh, that sounds evil, doesn’t it?) have to fork over $80 . . . These fees have actually been...
  • Gov. Walker could win Wisconsin's recall election (Republicans smell blood in the water)

    05/30/2012 3:57:39 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 30th 2012 | Catherine Poe
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 — In one week, on Tuesday, June 5, Wisconsin voters go to the polls to decide if Republican Gov. Scott Walker will stay or be recalled. Once it looked like his goose was cooked. Angered when Walker eliminated most collective-bargaining rights for public employees to balance Wisconsin’s budget, 100,000 protestors took to the street for weeks. The battle pitted neighbors and families against one another, making Wisconsin one of the most polarized states in the country, and finally culminated in the petition drive to dump the Governor. 500,000 signatures were required to force a recall election...
  • 7 Anti-Gun Bills You Didn’t Know About

    05/30/2012 3:52:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Kyle Wintersteen
    Remember the good old days when we generally knew which politicians were bad on gun rights? Bill Clinton had foolishly convinced his colleagues that you could vote for a gun ban and remain in office or even win political favor. How wrong they turned out to be. In the wake of the Clinton “assault weapons” ban, a pro-gun revolution swept both houses of Congress. Even Clinton acknowledged the role of the NRA and gun owners in turning the tide, and he’d later credit them with Al Gore’s defeat. The anti-gunners had learned their lesson. Now they quite literally camouflage their...
  • Peter Carl Fabergé, May 30, 1846 - September 24, 1920

    05/30/2012 3:43:52 AM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Easter is the most joyful celebration of the Orthodox faith in Russia... After the devout church services, families gather to exchange gifts of decorated eggs, symbols of renewed life and hope. The Easter of 1885 also marks the twentieth anniversary of Czar Alexander III and Czarina Maria Fedorovna, and the Czar needs an exceptional gift for his wife. So he places an order with a young jeweler, Peter Carl Fabergé, whose beautiful creations have recently caught Maria's eye. On Easter morning, Fabergé delivers to the palace what appears to be a simple enameled egg. But to the delight of the...
  • Sophisticated Virus Infects Computers in Iran, Mideast

    05/30/2012 3:26:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Online WSJ ^ | May 30, 2012 | FARNAZ FASSIHI And PAUL SONNE
    Thousands of computers in Iran belonging to government agencies and private companies have been infected with a highly sophisticated virus, dubbed Flame, in the latest cyberstrike against the Islamic Republic, said cybersecurity experts and Iran's telecommunications ministry. The malware was widely detected across the Middle East in Syria, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, as well as in other parts of the world, but Iran has the largest number of infected computers, experts said. At least three times since 2010, Iran has been targeted with sophisticated computer viruses such as Stuxnet, Duqu and Wiper. These viruses have disabled centrifuges for enriching...
  • WWII Veteran Accused Of Ineligible Voting [Media Spews Victimhood, Asks No Questions]

    05/30/2012 3:21:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/29/12 | Karen Franklin
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran, who faces losing the right to vote after state officials flagged thousands of people who may be ineligible, is now getting backup from two South Florida congressmen. Bill Internicola, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton) and Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) announced Tuesday they will send a letter to Gov. Rick Scott protesting the voting purge...
  • Today's Toons 5/30/12

    05/30/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/30/12 | pookie18
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  • Calling someone 'fatty' or 'obese' a hate crime in Britain

    05/30/2012 3:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily News and Analysis ^ | May 30, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    British MPs have suggested that calling someone "fatty" or "obese" should be considered a hate crime on a par with racism or homophobia. Generations of children have traded banter - or bullying, depending on your perspective - about body weight in the schoolyard, and Enid Blyton even named one of her characters "Fatty" in her Five Find-Outers series. But a report by the all-party parliamentary group on body image has recommended that the Government should investigate putting "appearance-based discrimination" on the same legal basis as race and sexual discrimination. Under the Equalities Act 2010, it is illegal to harass, victimise...
  • Five Wives Vodka deemed offensive to Mormons

    05/30/2012 3:03:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/30/12
    It is made by Ogden's Own Distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. Its label carries the name and an image of five women, an apparent reference to polygamy, a practice abandoned by the church more than a century ago. Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson said the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population. Regulators in Idaho notified Elite Spirits Distributor that the brand's concept is "offensive to a prominent segment of our population and will not be carried," according to a letter sent on Thursday. "The bottom line...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 30, 2012

    05/30/2012 2:57:13 AM PDT · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) (Rochester, NY) (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) (Ashland, OH) (Frostburg, MD) (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • BBC, again chews ugly Pallywood terminology

    05/30/2012 2:52:19 AM PDT · by PRePublic
    Pro-Arab racism biased BBC, again “repeats” infamous bombastic pseudo fake Pallywood terminology. Though Israel dismantles ALL Illegal buildings. The BBC is only showing the “grievances” of Arabs (who keep illegally constructing without licenses) and the Pallywood terminology of (fake) “ethnic cleansing.” On that same twisted note / logic, is the BBC now believing that the Zionist regime is ethnic cleansing Jews as it razes its outposts? And why is “impartial” BBC not showing the removal by force of Jewish constructions, because it proves its anti-Israel bigoted propaganda wrong?------- Here are three examples (from: 2009; 2011; 2012)AFP: Israel dismantles West Bank settlement...