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  • China sacks officials over Golden Rice controversy

    12/11/2012 3:18:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 December 2012 | Jane Qiu
    Chinese families did not give consent for children to consume genetically modif[i]ed rice in the part US-funded study. China has sacked three officials for breaching Chinese laws and ethical regulations during a trial in which children were fed genetically modified rice. The trial’s legitimacy was questioned in August by the environmental group Greenpeace. A three-month investigation, led by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), culminated in the decision on 6 December to sack two members of the CDC’s own staff — Yin Shi’an, the principal investigator of the Chinese arm of the project, in Beijing, and Hu...
  • what happened?

    12/11/2012 3:18:01 PM PST · by knarf · 12 replies
    self, FR | Decenber 11, 2012 | knarf
    I refreshed a minute ago and it went from 25 displayed to 10
  • Is the U.S. Government Really A Spy Machine?

    12/11/2012 3:14:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Technology Review ^ | December 10, 2012 | Don Reisinger
    The role government plays in surveillance has long been a topic of debate. For years, weve heard stories of the U.S. government accessing data from citizens unbeknownst to them or those with whom theyre communicating. And time and again, privacy advocates argue that our rights are being violated. In a recent interview with Russia Times (RT), a former National Security Agency code breaker William Binney threw some more gas on the fire by saying that the U.S. government is currently in possession of all e-mails sent between citizens, and houses them for use at a later time. The FBI has...
  • Concealed-carry in Illinois, at last

    12/11/2012 3:06:15 PM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 dec 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Illinois is the only state in the country that does not make some provision for ordinary citizens to carry concealed firearms. But not for long. Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state ban is unconstitutional because it violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It's a surprising decision, and it may not survive Supreme Court scrutiny. But it has forced state legislators, who have 180 days to draft a new conceal-carry law, to take the idea seriously -- something they have stubbornly refused to do. There is a strong anti-gun culture in Illinois, particularly...
  • Obama Hires 101 New Federal Employees A Day

    12/11/2012 3:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/11/12 | News Investors
  • Mom gunned down outside hospital (Brooklyn, New York)

    12/11/2012 3:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/11/12 | JESSICA SIMEONE, REUVEN FENTON and DAN MANGAN
    A Brooklyn mom of three was fatally gunned down this morning by a passerby as she stood right behind Brookdale Hospital -- where her 8-year-old daughter was undergoing treatment for an asthma attack. The apparently motiveless killing stunned the family of 32-year-old victim Shalema Gaskin -- and left them demanding answers about why someone targeted her. "This is a hospital!" said Tanya Gaskin, 50, the victim's mom. "We come here for help -- not to have our people killed right outside."
  • An Eight-year-old Trumpet Prodigy Performs A Solo

    8-year-old Geoff Gallante plays solo with the acclaimed Ridgewood Concert Band.
  • GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him (Barf Alert!)

    12/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Excite.com ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him Dec 11, 2:17 PM (ET) By CHARLES BABINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a "fiscal cliff" come from the president himself, in comments he made months or years before his re-election. Stung by the GOP's midterm election gains in 2010, Obama took stands that differ from his current positions on raising tax rates, adjusting Social Security and other topics now dominating Washington as a Dec. 31 deadline nears. Sometimes gleefully, Republicans throw Obama's old words back at him. They portray...
  • UNION THUG Who Beat Steven Crowder IDed His Name Is Tony Camargo (Updated)-Video

    12/11/2012 2:57:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 135 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The union official who sucker punched Steven Crowder today in Michigan has been identified. His name is Tony.</p>
  • 'Man of Steel' Trailer (Video at Link)

    12/11/2012 2:57:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 [HD]
  • A Strange Thing Jesus Said to a Paralyzed Man Another Insight from Pope Benedicts New Book

    12/11/2012 2:56:55 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Gospel from Monday the second week of Advent is the gospel of the paralyzed man who is lowered through the roof. It is presented to us in Advent because, among the many prophecies about the Messiah, would be that the lame would walk. But the Gospel also helps us to focus on Jesus’ central mission for us, and it is very provocatively expressed in this Gospel.The Gospel passage contains a rather peculiar and somewhat awkward moment. Jesus looks at a paralyzed man and says to him, As for you, your sins are forgiven (Lk 5:20). What a strange thing...
  • Auto Bailout Loss Could Exceed $70 Billion

    12/11/2012 2:53:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/12 | Seton Motley
    Courtesy of the $83 billion auto bailout - on which we are already poised to lose more than $40 billion - the taxpayers are stuck with 26% stock ownership of General Motors (GM). It could get much worse. Judge Set to Rule on Case That Could Reverse Auto Bailout A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy.... At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administrations demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of...
  • FREE HAMMAR NOW!

    12/11/2012 2:52:29 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 11 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    I though everyone would be interested in this. It is amazing to me the utter unresponsiveness of the government. We have only gotten one reply to our inquires and that is from his representative in Miami. Nothing from State, nothing from the White House. Frustrating beyond belief.
  • Here We Go Again

    12/11/2012 2:52:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Free Republic | 12/11/2012
    This happened a few weeks ago. And I suspect it is happening again. Yes. John and Jim know of the problems. No. It is not your computer. And yes. It will be fixed soon. But in the meantime, keep posting vanities asking what is wrong; why can't I see the rest of the replies; why are only 8 threads showing and so on.
  • Windows 7 0x80070057 Error - anybody experience this ? Help !

    12/11/2012 2:44:10 PM PST · by sushiman · 31 replies
    12/11/12
    First off , I should tell you that I have a Japanese HP Touchsmart desktop computer so cannot tell you exactly what all the messages I'm getting say and my wife can't translate everything either , but basically this is what has been happening every morning for the past 3 days . The computer won't boot until my wife attempts to restart windows in the last known working configuration ( takes roughly 20 minutes ) , and when she does this the message we get says it failed with another message saying there is an error # 0x80070057 . But...
  • Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work

    12/11/2012 2:43:48 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 5:03 PM (ET) | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement. Unswayed by Democrats' pleas and thousands of protesters inside and outside the state Capitol, the House approved two final bills, sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. One dealt with private sector workers, the other with government employees. Both measures cleared the Senate last week.
  • Exclusive: First Reports of Massive Layoffs at Coda Automotive

    12/11/2012 2:35:48 PM PST · by nascarnation · 20 replies
    Plugincars.com ^ | 12/11/2102 | Brad Berman
    Coda Automotive, the California-based maker of an all-electric sedan primarily produced in China, last Friday laid off more than 50 employees, including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff, according to a source familiar with the companys business. The source, who contacted PluginCars.com about the news, wants to stay anonymous based on concerns about possible blow back from Coda executives. The anonymous source said the company had sold fewer than 100 units of its all-electric sedan since it went on sale in March 2012and that sales had virtually stopped after the car was recalled by the National Highway...
  • Westfield (MA) gives huge welcome to Wreaths Across America

    12/11/2012 2:34:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 1 replies
    America will always be strong because of communities like Westfield, Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, said while attending a special veterans memorial at Stanley Park on Tuesday. More than 200 city veterans, schoolchildren and residents attended the ceremony and welcomed Worcester and her entourage that included Maines First Lady Ann LePage, American Gold Star Mothers president Mary Beyers, retired Army Major Gen. Peter M. Aylward and eight tractor-trailers full of holiday wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. My heart is full seeing all the children and others who turned out today, said Worcester,...
  • Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt

    12/11/2012 2:30:16 PM PST · by Ron C. · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. The first four jets are to be delivered beginning Jan. 22, a source at the naval air base in Fort Worth, where the planes have been undergoing testing, told FoxNews.com. But the $213...
  • Diuretic drug improves symptoms of autism

    12/11/2012 2:29:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 11 December 2012 | Mo Costandi
    Small-scale trial provides hope for treatment of autistic behaviour in children. A drug normally used to increase the rate at which people urinate improves some of the symptoms of autism in children, according to a small clinical trial published today in Translational Psychiatry1. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired communication and social interactions, and also by repetitive behaviours in those affected. Research has shown that signalling by a molecule called GABA, a neurotransmitter which normally dampens down neuronal activity, is altered in autism. And that this disruption of GABA is due to increased levels of chloride ions in...
  • The Catholic University of America Rejects Gay Student Organization

    12/11/2012 2:25:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/11/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In the same week that the University of Notre Dame approved of a gay student organization, The Catholic University of America denied official recognition to a gay student organization on campus, reportedly citing a concern that it could become an advocacy group. CUAllies, on their Facebook page, compared the denial to being denied Communion. They wrote: Yesterday, Catholic University handed down its decision to once again deny official recognition to CUAllies. They cited a possibiltiy of becoming an advoacy group as the reason. This denial is very much like having been denied communiona particpation in ones faith community. We have...
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder (punches Steven!!!)

    12/11/2012 2:20:03 PM PST · by autumnraine · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • Obstructionists Must Yield so President Obama Doesn't Eat First Dog Bo.

    12/11/2012 2:13:11 PM PST · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 11, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Unless obstructionists agree to raise taxes on the filthy rich and give President Obama authority to increase the debt ceiling unilaterally, He and his family will have to eat First Dog Bo. Not Bo! Please! Don't make me eat Bo. Not even House Speaker Boehner's tears had persuaded enough Obstructionists to free the middle class. President Obama continued to insist that slightly higher taxes on the filthy rich were mathematically necessary, that without them his hands would be tied even to the point that he might be unable to send more fighter jets to the democratically elected freedom loving Muslim...
  • Putin says Lenin should stay on Red Square

    12/11/2012 2:06:28 PM PST · by No One Special · 24 replies
    Russia Beyond The Headlines ^ | December 11, 2012 | Yulia Ponomareva
    Putin has called for Communist leader Vladimir Lenin's body to be preserved in its mausoleum on Red Square, comparing the embalmed body of the founder of the Soviet state to the relics of saints. "Many are saying that having Lenin's Mausoleum runs counter to the tradition. But what runs counter to tradition?" Putin told a meeting with celebrities who campaigned for him in the March 2012 presidential election, according to the Kremlin website. "Just go to Kiev Pechersk Lavra or check out Pskov Monastery or Mount Athos. You'll see the relics of saints there." Putin cited almost word-for-word the present-day...
  • Why is the American Birthrate now at 1.9?

    12/11/2012 2:05:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    me | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | me
    I blame President Obama.
  • US actress Parker hails EU as example for America (Get a grip Parker!)

    12/11/2012 2:02:28 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/12 | BJOERN H. AMLAND
    OSLO, Norway (AP) American actress Sarah Jessica Parker praised the EU on Tuesday for winning the Nobel Peace Prize for pacifying Europe and uniting its different cultures after World War II, and she said the bloc should serve as an example to the United States, given the divisions its recent elections have brought to the surface. Parker said that while it might be controversial to have awarded the 27-nation EU the prestigious award as it struggles with a financial crisis that is causing hardship to many, it is "a terrific blueprint for us," and one the U.S. should learn...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Tuesday, December-11-2012

    12/11/2012 2:00:48 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 28 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Prayer request, please.

    12/11/2012 1:56:54 PM PST · by NewCenturions · 54 replies
    self | 12-11-12 | Newcenturions
    My mom had 2 strokes in the past 3 days. Went to ER today. They did basic tests. She is 90 yrs old. She is home now. Her name is Elizabeth. Please say a prayer for her...and thank you.
  • India, the fastest growing market for future US Exporters

    12/11/2012 1:52:14 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/14/2012 | Deborah Stokes
    India will be the fastest-growing market, with exports to the South Asian nation expanding at an annual rate of 12% between 2016 and 2020, and staying in the double digits beyond then. Vietnam is another strong future trading partner for the United States, with double-digit annualized trade growth forecast over the next five to 15 years. Other promising new markets in the future include Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Mexico and Poland.
  • Key ingredient in beer may help treat the common cold (humulone)

    12/11/2012 1:41:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/11/12 | Eric Pfeiffer -The Sideshow
    Got a cold? Treat yourself to a cold one. A new study, reports Agence France-Presse, suggests that a chemical compound in beer can help the human body fight the virus behind the common cold. Of course, there are some important caveats. First, the study was conducted and published by Sapporo Breweries, a Japanese beer manufacturer, through its Sapporo Medical University. And secondly, an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties. The humulone found in hops, one of beer's three main ingredients, gives the alcoholic drink its...
  • Will Alabama Supreme Court Rule Obama Ineligible?

    12/11/2012 1:37:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 11, 2012 | Giacomo
    Over the past year, both before and since the elections, there have been a number of court cases challenging Barack Hussein Obamas eligibility. Most of the cases have been dismissed by judges for reasons that are not truly legitimate, but many feel they were dismissed to avoid the political ramifications. Just last week I wrote about a case that was filed in Florida, that not only challenged Obamas eligibility, but stated that he was a direct threat to the safety and security of the United States. That case has yet to be heard. Yet another case filed in Alabama may...
  • US Debt - Visualized in physical $100 bills

    12/11/2012 1:20:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=iTBODoBaCns&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiTBODoBaCns%26feature%3Dyoutu.be
  • 'British whites' are the minority in London for the first time...[see full title below]

    12/11/2012 1:16:55 PM PST · by Moltke · 44 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11 December 2012 | Hugo Gye
    FULL TITLE: 'British whites' are the minority in London for the first time as census shows number of UK immigrants has jumped by 3million in 10 years White British people are now in a minority in London for the first time, it emerged today as census data revealed that the immigrant population of England and Wales went up by 3million over the past decade.
  • GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him

    12/11/2012 1:07:50 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2012 2:17 PM (ET) | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a "fiscal cliff" come from the president himself, in comments he made months or years before his re-election. Stung by the GOP's midterm election gains in 2010, Obama took stands that differ from his current positions on raising tax rates, adjusting Social Security and other topics now dominating Washington as a Dec. 31 deadline nears.
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder

    12/11/2012 1:07:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    town hall ^ | 12/11/12 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • Video: US declares core of Syrian resistance an AQ affiliate

    12/11/2012 1:04:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on December 11, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Theyre only about 10% of the rebel forces attempting to dislodge that noted reformer Bashar al-Assad, CNNs Nick Paton Walsh reports, but Jabhat al-Nusra is the most effective and powerful part of the insurrection against the Iranian-backed dictator. The only problem for the US is that theyre closely affiliated with al-Qaeda in Iraq, which has been attempting to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Baghdad, too. If this is starting to sound familiar, just think . Libya: The Christian Science Monitor has more background on the foreign terrorist organization thats staffed by veterans of some old, familiar places: The speed with...
  • The Impossibility of Rapid Energy Transitions

    12/11/2012 1:03:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The American ^ | December 6, 2012 | Kenneth P. Green
    Understanding energy system inertia and momentum is key to judging whether a rapid transition toward any type of energy is feasible. I am tonight setting a clear goal for the energy policy of the United States. Beginning this moment, this Nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977 — never. From now on, every new addition to our demand for energy will be met from our own production and our own conservation. The generation-long growth in our dependence on foreign oil will be stopped dead in its tracks right now and then reversed as we move...
  • New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

    12/11/2012 1:03:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 11, 2012
    Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administrations crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things. It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture not Taliban infiltrationis responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces. The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an...
  • Obama Campaign Launches Capitol Call Program Against Republicans in Fiscal Cliff Standoff

    12/11/2012 12:52:28 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 10, 2012 - 10:56 am
    By federal law, the Obama-Biden campaign is supposed to disband. But it shows no signs of disbanding, and is instead launching a whole new campaign. In an email sent out today and signed by Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter, Obama-Biden is urging supporters to flood the capitol switchboard in Washington with calls to Republican congressman. Callers are urged to pressure GOPers into caving to the presidents demand for higher taxes. Cutter casts the debate disingenuously, as the president defending tax cuts for the middle class while Republicans would be making a conscious choice to hike those taxes in defense...
  • Need Help Furthering My Education(Vanity)

    12/11/2012 12:40:02 PM PST · by Genflag · 91 replies
    Vanity | Me
    So I work a job at night that's very repetitive, and I'm allowed to listen to music. I've found though i don't have the time for reading that I used to, and that I'd rather spend my time listening to audiobooks while working, then music to help keep my mind from dying a slow death from disuse. Which leads me here, what better group of people to come to for help finding books that will further my knowledge of both fiction and non-fiction, then everyone at Free Republic? I'm looking for any good non-fiction audiobooks on history, science, philosophy, medicine,...
  • Gary Mauser: Why the long-gun registry doesnt work and never did

    12/11/2012 12:28:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Gary Mauser
    In March, Stephen Harpers government reversed decades of increasing restrictions on civilian firearms, scrapping the controversial long-gun registry on grounds that it was wasteful and ineffective. Gun laws, the prime minister correctly said, should focus on criminals rather than law-abiding citizens such as farmers and hunters. Some claim that this Conservative policy flies in the face of a mountain of evidence, and even represents an assault against reason. Canadian voters seem divided on this issue, as well as some basic related questions: Are firearms in the hands of ordinary citizens a serious threat to public safety? Is registration an effective...
  • 'Storage Wars' star Dave Hester says show is fake, suing, report says

    12/11/2012 12:27:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 197 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Leora Arnowitz
    NEW YORK Storage Wars may have a real war brewing with one of its stars. Dave Hester , one of the shows cast members, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the show, according to RadarOnline. In his lawsuit, Hester is claiming the series is fake, and he says when he made complaints to the network about the staged portions of the show he was fired, Radar reported.
  • Boehner: Lets Be Honest Were Broke

    12/11/2012 12:27:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    CBS DC ^ | December11, 2012
    House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, and urged him to name specific cuts in government spending he would support as part of any compromise. Lets be honest. Were broke. The plan we offered is consistent with the presidents call for a balanced approach, said the Ohio Republican. Were still waiting for the White House to do the same. Longer the White House slow walks this process, the closer we are to going over the fiscal cliff, Boehner said. The White House and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi disputed...
  • Appeals court overturns Illinois concealed carry law in gun rights victory

    12/11/2012 12:15:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 11, 2012 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD-In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois' Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. "The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013," said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. In a split opinion (see below), the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling in two cases downstate that upheld the state's longstanding prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Illinois is the only state with an...
  • I can't get away from these people!

    12/11/2012 12:14:37 PM PST · by BubbaBasher · 17 replies
    E-Bay ^ | 12/11/2012 | Vanity
  • Union Assault on Camera (Steven Crowder, conservative comedian, assaulted in Lansing - VIDEO)

    12/11/2012 12:12:45 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 76 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_F3oev06i0&list=SP85933DBA7E52B5B6 Check out the latest video from Lansing. Steven Crowd punched in the face multiple times.
  • Violent Mob Destroys AFP Tent in Lansing, Michigan Protest

    12/11/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    youtube ^ | december 11, 2012
    A violent mob destroys the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state capital during protest against right to work legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd were armed with knives.
  • Teachers aide gets jail time in sex abuse case

    12/11/2012 11:57:50 AM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Richard Weir
    A Boston Public Schools teachers aide will spend at least the next year behind bars after pleading guilty today to charges he molested two special needs students. LaShawn Hill, 34, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, lewd and lascivious behavior and unnatural lascivious acts with a child. Hill was arrested last December after a teacher found him and a 14-year-old autistic boy with their pants unzipped in a room at the Harbor Pilot School, said prosecutor Alissa Goldhaber. After Hills arrest, an April 2011 incident involving a 7-year-old special needs...
  • Generic Congressional Ballot Democrats 46%, Republicans 36% [Wake Up, GOP!]

    12/11/2012 11:55:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12/10/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democrats hold a 10-point lead over Republicans on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending December 9, 2012. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their districts congressional race if the election were held today, while 36% would choose the Republican instead. (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from December 3-9, 2012.
  • REPORT: CNN TO REPLACE SOLEDAD O'BRIEN WITH ERIN BURNETT

    12/11/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by Domandred · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tony Lee
    New CNN programming chief Jeff Zucker will reportedly replace Soledad O'Brien, the host of the network's morning show "Starting Point," with Erin Burnett, who currently hosts "Outfront," which airs at 7 p.m. on the struggling cable news network. The New York Post reported that Zucker is looking at Erin Burnett to revive the cablers moribund morning ratings and quotes a CNN source who said Zucker will team Burnett up with a guy, and theyll go after the audience watching Today and Good Morning America." O'Brien recently told a college audience that when she first heard of Zucker's hire, she thought,...