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  • Vanity for LEOs.

    12/15/2012 7:33:09 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 62 replies
    We just had a discussion in our house. We were wondering why the police need to do this exhaustive investigation of the crime scene when most everyone agrees the killer has been found, and he is dead--so he is not going to be prosecuted? What are they looking for, and would it be better to simply get this circus over as soon as possible. Does anyone have any explanation for the layman?
  • China Is Officially Dusting The U.S. In Manufacturing (And That's OK)

    12/15/2012 7:29:31 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12-13-2012 | Jordan Weissmann
    China Is Officially Dusting The U.S. In Manufacturing (And That's OK) By Jordan Weissmann Dec 13 2012, 12:20 PM In 2010, China just barely edged out the United States as the world's top manufacturer by output -- a distinction it hadn't held since 1850. Still the two countries were basically neck and neck. No longer. The United Nations has updated its national accounts data to capture 2011, and thanks to China's breakneck growth, its manufacturing output is now leaving ours in a cloud of coal dust, as shown in this graph from AEI's Mark Perry. China's trend line is practically...
  • DuPage County Homeowner Fires Shots At Intruder(IL)

    12/15/2012 7:21:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | NA
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A homeowner shot an intruder in his home in unincorporated DuPage County near Naperville on Tuesday, but the suspect was able to get away. A school in the area was briefly on lockdown after the shooting. The incident happened on Woodcrest Drive in the Steeple Run subdivision. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, Tuesday morning, homeowner Richard Niemiec fired his 9mm handgun at least eight times at a burglar standing at his back door, after being roused out of bed by his dog.
  • Democrats: Put Obama's Medicare board (Hussein's death panel) on the table

    12/15/2012 7:19:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Elise Viebeck
    Democrats: Put Obama's Medicare board on the tableBy Elise Viebeck - 12/15/12 10:05 AM ET The healthcare law's controversial Medicare board should be on the table in deficit-reduction talks, House Democrats said this week. Killing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which Sarah Palin decried as a "death panel" in June, could ease Republican concessions as part of a year-end deficit deal, Dems said. "I think everything has to be on the table," said Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.), one of healthcare reform's most consistent Democratic opponents. "Anything that could help along the way to get some agreement," said Rep. David...
  • Merry Christmas, America-Haters?

    12/15/2012 7:15:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 14, 2012 | L. Brent Bozell III
    When TNT was preparing its annual special "Christmas in Washington" with the president of the United States, you'd think the last star musician they would consider to join the official caroling would be Psy, the South Korean rapper. What on Earth is Christmasy about this man's invisible-horse-riding dance to his dorky disco-rap hit "Gangnam Style"? It's not exactly the natural flip-side to "O Holy Night." But TNT couldn't resist this year's YouTube sensation. This inane publicity stunt backfired when the website Mediaite reported on Dec. 7 that Psy (real name: Park Jae-sang) had participated in a 2002 protest in which...
  • Foolproof Christmas Shopping Strategy for Guys

    12/15/2012 7:09:08 AM PST · by no-llmd · 27 replies
    no-llmd | 12-15-12 | no-llmd
    I offer this Foolproof Christmas Shopping Strategy for Guys who need to get serious now that we have only two shopping weekends before Christmas. Guys have a natural aversion to shopping in general and malls in particular. Malls have millions of gift items on the shelves and this causes guys a massive problem when attempting to select that perfect gift for a significant other. I have analyzed this problem and have developed a solution that will work well for any guy regardless of budget or last minute time constraints. The strategy is based upon a category system. With millions of...
  • The other ObamaCare middle class tax hike arrives in 2014 (and 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018...)

    12/15/2012 7:04:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/12/12 | John Hayward
    The other ObamaCare middle class tax hike arrives in 2014By: John Hayward 12/12/2012 09:14 AM If you think its been horrifying to watch ObamaCare pop open like a jack-in-the-box filled with tax increases over the last couple of weeks, just wait until the huge new taxes on health insurance companies hit in 2014. A study commissioned by Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) lays out the details: The [Affordable Care Act] imposes a new sales tax on health insurance that starts at $8 billion in 2014, increases to $14.3 billion in 2018, and will continue to increase each year. The Joint...
  • A badge dont make it right

    12/15/2012 7:02:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Durable Faith ^ | 12/11/2012 | Staff
    We have been conditioned to submit to anyone wearing a badge by our society, schools, and often even our churches. The result of unquestioned submission to authorities often produces the opposite result to the ideals of the civil society and equally applied law and order that we are seeking. Consider the badges below: 1.Why is it ok for the DHS and FEMA to treat Americans like terrorists, but its not OK for the KGB to send Russian dissidents to Siberia? 2.Why is it OK for the UN and the CIA to be involved in the overthrow of sovereign nations but...
  • Connecticut gun laws among the toughest in the U.S.

    12/15/2012 7:01:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    eveningsun.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Supporters and opponents alike of gun control will point to this fact in the coming days: Connecticut already has some of the toughest restrictions on gun laws in the United States. For gun control supporters, the shooting at a Newtown elementary school will be one more piece of evidence that even stronger laws are needed, including at the national level. We have some of the strongest gun laws in the United States, but if you dont have strong federal gun laws, that makes it that much more difficult, said Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. But advocates...
  • Evil Is to Blame

    12/15/2012 7:00:04 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-14-2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Evil Is to Blame J. Christian Adams Pay close attention to what gets blamed for the Newtown school shooting. Evil is to blame for these horrific murders and nothing else. Listen closely to the rhetoric over the coming weeks. How often will evil be named as the cause of the horror? Not often, I suspect. Some dispute the existence of conscious, deliberate, unseen evil. Perhaps thats why blame for the murderous horror will fall elsewhere. Some consider the mention of evil in public discourse to be unseemly. Belief in pure deliberate evil can be inconvenient, because it includes other necessary...
  • Why The Hot Sauce Industry Is The New Craft Beer Industry

    12/15/2012 6:51:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 233 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 11, 2012 | Jason Daley
    In April research firm IBISWorld declared manufacturing of the spicy condiment to be one of the 10 fastest-growing industries in the U.S., with average company revenue jumping 9.3 percent per year over the last decade. Even though the segment is smallroughly 5,500 people employed by 218 sauce companies, an industry valued at $1 billionit packs an entrepreneurial punch.
  • Canada officially becomes first country to withdraw from Kyoto agreement

    12/15/2012 6:48:00 AM PST · by Dartman · 62 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 14/12 | Jessica Hume
    OTTAWA Canada has officially withdrawn from the Kyoto climate agreement. The death notice comes years after the Stephen Harper government made clear it rejected the terms that were negotiated by the Jean Chretien government in 1997. According to the agreement, Canada would reduce its greenhouse gases 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. Environment Minister Peter Kent pointed to the fact the United States and China - the two largest carbon emitters - never signed on as reason to abandon the agreement. And one year ago Canada officially announced its repudiation of it, becoming the first country in the world...
  • New milestone for China: Probe snaps close-ups of asteroid Toutatis

    12/15/2012 6:46:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    nbc ^ | Alan Boyle
    China's official news agency is reporting that the country's Chang'e 2 deep-space probe made an amazing flyby of the asteroid Toutatis this week, snapping a series of pictures as it passed just 2 miles away. The achievement signals China's entry into yet another exclusive space club. Only four of the world's space efforts have managed close encounters with asteroids: NASA (with NEAR Shoemaker and Dawn, for example), the European Space Agency (with Rosetta), Japan (with Hayabusa) and now China with Toutatis
  • Minnesotans prepare for possible shootings

    12/15/2012 6:45:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    grandforksherald.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Don Davis
    ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say they have tried to prepare for school shootings like one Friday in Connecticut, but there always is more they can do. We need to collaboratively do a better job of securing those kids, said state Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, a law enforcement officer for 34 years, 16 as Douglas County sheriff. ----------------------cut------------------------- Were going to have to have some people who are armed in our schools, Ingebrigtsen said. As sad as that can be, and I think (former Gov.) Jesse Ventura brought it up, maybe some of these teachers are going to have to...
  • AbortionsNumber and Rate by State of Occurrence

    12/15/2012 6:40:01 AM PST · by outofsalt · 23 replies
    US Census ^ | Un | US Census
    Table 103. AbortionsNumber and Rate by State of Occurrence: 2000 to 2008 [Number of abortions by state of occurrence from surveys of hospitals, clinics, and physicians identified as providers of abortion services conducted by the Guttmacher Institute]
  • MPD officer killed in hail of bullets

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by GailA · 20 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/15/12 | Kristina Goetz
    Female LEO Link only
  • A Thought Experiment Related to School Shootings

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Imagine that you ran a school district, and some rich foundation, worried about school shootings, gave you the following offer: Well hire armed security guards for you, who could try to do something about the school shooter. These arent going to be highly trained police officers, just typical security guards, given some modest training and subjected to basic background checks. Its not like theyre highly skilled; security guards rarely are. But they have a basic understanding of how to shoot, and when to shoot. They wouldnt deal with ordinary trespassing, vandalism, and the like, nor would they be at all...
  • It's a Twittersweet Symphony, This Life

    12/15/2012 6:36:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Rome -- "Where people are, the Word of God must be," a priest from Washington state, in the holy city for a conference on the Church in America, told an Italian media outlet. The simple explanation did make clear why one of the most learned, reserved, holy men on the planet was dipping his toes into Twitter. When the pope sent his first post on the popular social media platform, two grandmotherly women from the Philippines were sitting near me. "Pope -- Twitter!" they said to me with radiant smiles. "Thanks be to God!" they continued. There was a language...
  • Liberals are responsible for this tragedy

    12/15/2012 6:33:39 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 100 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/15/12 | Judson Phillips
    In light of a tragedy like the shooting at Newton yesterday, the immediate reaction of conservatives is to mourn and offer our sympathies and prayers for the victims. The immediate reaction of liberals is to politicize the issue. When we are engaged in a war for our freedom, we cannot allow the left simply dominate the narrative while we act as decent human beings. There is one simple truth here. Guns were not responsible for what happened yesterday. Liberals were. How? The school at Newton like schools everywhere was declared gun free zones. Why dont we just put up a...
  • The Only Way to Stop a Gun is With a Gun

    12/15/2012 6:30:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    America now has its second worst mass shooting. And it, as usual, accompanied by calls for gun control. Its no coincidence that we have had quite a few spree killings in such a short time. The lavish coverage of every shooting by the media encourages every shooter to think that he will be famous if he goes out and kills. And that is exactly what happens. Our shooters are creatures of the media, not the NRA. A media that turns killers into celebrities and then warns that the only way to stop more shootings is by cracking down on firearms....
  • 10 shot, including 4 teens, Friday afternoon and night

    12/15/2012 6:27:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 15, 2012 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Peter Nickeas
    Shootings across the city Friday afternoon and night wounded at least ten people, according to Chicago police, including four teens in three separate South and West side attacks. Someone shot two boys, both 16, about 5:11 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. Both were taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to their legs.
  • I want to see this thought and thread continue

    12/15/2012 6:24:38 AM PST · by knarf · 18 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Dec 15, 2012 | knarf and FReepers
    This was started early this morning and I think it is an important angle to discuss, especially now that we've had some sleep
  • 2 dead after shooting at Las Vegas Strip hotel

    12/15/2012 6:22:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    AP ^ | December 15, 2012 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many patrons fleeing in fear. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the high-rise hotel's front entrance, Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber said. The man died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting the woman, who was a vendor at Excalibur's concierge desk, Steiber said. The woman was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.
  • Update from Uruguay - Argentinas Economic Situation, A Problem Or Opportunity?

    12/15/2012 6:20:59 AM PST · by arthurus · 3 replies
    International man ^ | 14 December 2012 | Dean Steinbeck
    y Dean Steinbeck Located south of the equator, South America is counter-seasonal to the northern hemisphere. Meaning its almost summer in Uruguay! For the chic resort town of Punta del Este its time for the annual influx of Argentines to enjoy its beaches, rent overpriced apartments, and spend lavishly on food and entertainment. Or is it? In this article well take a quick look at the current economic landscape in Argentina and see why business and property owners in Uruguay are nervous, while investors with cash wait to see what opportunities will arise from Argentinas next decennial default. Argentina Continues...
  • Why Do We Need Unions?

    12/15/2012 6:19:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Michigan has now become the 24th state to give workers the right to work without having to join a union. The event provoked more than vigorous debate. State police had to be on duty to guarantee the safety and the ability of Michigan legislators to actually go vote on the measure. So what is the controversy all about? I agree with folks on the left about the real issue. It's not about right to work. It's about unions themselves. Why do we have them? Why do we need them? What public purpose do they serve? There's no mystery here. A...
  • Dating Game killer Alcala pleads guilty to two murders

    12/15/2012 6:11:22 AM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2012 | LAURA ITALIANO
    Cornered by high-tech forensics and low-tech sleuthing, serial sex killer Rodney Alcala took a surprise guilty plea in Manhattan yesterday, admitting he took the lives of two young woman in the 1970s. So-called Dating Game killer Alcala, 67, admitted he committed the 1971 murder of TWA flight attendant Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover. Both women were 23.
  • Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must exploit shooting

    12/15/2012 6:11:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama exploits the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obamas statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires meaningful action by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.
  • Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

    12/15/2012 6:05:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    It should come as no surprise that the rate of mass shootings at schools and in other public places is increasing. The surge has nothing to do with guns, which have been widely available in the U.S. for years. Gun control laws have been increasing. Instead, there is a direct correlation between the increase in violence and the gradual degradation of morals, ethics and parenting. We are cultivating mental illness in our society. Parents are allowing television and video games to increasingly babysit their children, even though both have become full of gratuitous violence. A New York Times study...
  • Brief thoughts on the shooting.

    12/15/2012 6:01:42 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 13 replies
    me | me
    Obviously we can all recognize that these shooting are happening at what are called, "gun free zones", otherwise known as (very) soft targets. In the 90s, it was kids who were supposedly being bullied. Now it is people with so called mental disorders. There is another group that is furiously taking notes on all of this. There are people in this world, that have as their sole reason for living, having an opportunity to kill Americans. I guarantee that there are people, today, in Iran and other moslem countries that are looking very closely at what happened yesterday. They see...
  • No such thing as a 'free' Muslim country

    12/15/2012 5:51:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Staff
    Islam expert: 'These are dictatorships that have a double face' Massive protests filled the streets of Cairo in recent weeks following the announcement from new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that he was greatly expanding his powers and that they would not be subject to judicial review. Many of the same demonstrators who demanded more freedom and the resignation of Hosni Mubarak almost two years ago angrily rejected Morsis power grab. Eventually, Morsi relented and declared he would not pursue the expanded powers. But before anyone expects a tidal wave of freedom in Egypt, Arabs for Israel founder Nonie Darwish warned...
  • 'Our hearts are broken' - 20 children among dead in Newtown shooting (.223 NOT used)

    12/15/2012 5:45:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Steven Yablonski
    It was one of the most tragic days in Connecticut history, and investigations continue into why, and how, a man could walk into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and kill 20 children and six adults. Police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire inside the school, killing children and adults before killing himself. (snip) Inside the school, the Associated Press is reporting that a custodian ran through the halls of the school, warning of a gunman, and someone inside the school's office switched on the intercom, perhaps saving dozens of lives by letting them hear what was unfolding inside the...
  • LIVE: POLICE PRESS CONFERENCE ON CONNECTICUT SCHOOL MASSACRE

    12/15/2012 5:45:04 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2012
    Live Press conference scheduled to begin at 8 AM
  • Gay marriage & marijuana being legalized same day

    12/15/2012 5:43:32 AM PST · by Drango · 11 replies
    It all makes sense now... Gay marriage & marijuana being legalized on the same day: Leviticus 20:13--"If a man lays with another man he should be stoned."
  • Obama Moving To Criminalize Criticism Of Islam

    12/15/2012 5:42:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | December 14, 2012 | Kris Zane
    The whole conspiracy theory of the Obama administration being infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood, purging government documents critical of Islam, and seeking to criminalize the criticism of Islam is just thata conspiracy theoryisnt it? Sadly, it isnt. If you simply pull back the curtain and look at what Obama has been doing in plain sightinviting groups convicted of terrorism into the White House, having Muslim Brotherhood members within the State Department, purging training materials of anything critical of Islamyou would find that this whole conspiracy theory goes by another term: the truth. How America got to this point and whether...
  • Bloomberg: Obama Must Take 'Immediate Action' Against Guns

    12/15/2012 5:41:48 AM PST · by crosshairs · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ardent gun control advocate, moved to politicize the monstrous school shooting in Connecticut, issuing the following statement: With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, its still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. And now we are hearing it again. For every...
  • N.Korean Rocket Used Cutting-Edge Navigation (satellite navigation)

    12/15/2012 5:35:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    N.Korean Rocket Used Cutting-Edge Navigation The long-range rocket North Korea launched on Wednesday was apparently equipped with cutting-edge navigational technology. National Intelligence Service chief Won Sei-hoon told lawmakers on Thursday that analysis by NASA showed that the satellite mounted on top of the rocket left its trajectory faster than ordinary satellites. Won said the North appears to have acquired "remote-controlled guidance technology" that caused the satellite to shift its path after being separated from the rocket. This means North Korea also tested technology that could increase the accuracy of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The North also apparently used technology from the...
  • Finally, My Views on Gold

    12/15/2012 5:21:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | John Ransom
    Naught is possessed, neither gold, nor land nor love, nor life, nor peace, nor even sorrow nor death, nor yet salvation. Say of nothing: It is mine. Say only: It is with me. -D.H. Lawrence In the beginning, God created gold. And the free markets for them. The creation of all gold- that which has come to symbolize money- was forged by nature out of a violent cataclysm of a stellar- and singular- magnitude, that was much bigger than a Facebook IPO. Even today, scientists still do not agree how gold was created. They do know that it would have...
  • What if Mary had known about abortion?

    12/15/2012 5:20:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-15-17 | Mark H Creech
    Recently I saw a t-shirt that said, "The Virgin Mary was an Unwed Teenage Mother." That's true and it reminded me of an interruption that took place at a Quebec pro-life conference back in October of this year. LifeSiteNews.com says about a dozen pro-choice protestors descended upon an evangelical church where the conference was being held, chanting blasphemous slogans, one of which was a French pro-abortion sing-song against the Virgin Mary: Ah si Marie avait connu l'avortment, on n'aurait pas tous ces emmerdement.s. Translated this means, "Oh, If Mary had known about abortion, we wouldn't have to deal with all...
  • A prayer for Sandy Hook

    12/15/2012 5:14:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Barber
    Matt Barber envisions slain kindergartners playing at Jesus' nail-pierced feet In light of todays horrific developments in Newtown, Conn. developments so sorrowful that no words will do I felt it only appropriate to pull my regular column for this week. I offer, instead, the only words I can at this inexpressibly mournful time: A simple prayer. ~ Matt Barber Please come, Lord Jesus. Come, King Jesus. Come soon I pray. Yet, even still come now, Holy Spirit, until such time. We need you. As the banked fish gasps for that which, without, she will surely die, so too...
  • School slaughter triggers push for gun control

    12/15/2012 5:06:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    In the wake of the horrific Connecticut kindergarten massacre today, gun-control advocates are taking to Twitter and the media to blame firearms for the murders of 28 people, including 20 children. Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late, tweeted Bowling for Columbine Director Michael Moore. At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine. He also wrote, The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy. CBS News reported that the shooter was found with two handguns: a Glock and a...
  • How to stop an ineligible 'president'

    12/15/2012 5:02:27 AM PST · by wesagain · 18 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 15, 2012 | Larry Klayman
    Over the last four years, modern-day Sons of Liberty such as Joseph Farah, WND, its prized investigative reporters such as Jerome Corsi and courageous lawmen like Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse have worked tirelessly to have President Barack Hussein Obama thoroughly investigated over the issue of his place of birth. It is well-known that Obama had for years refused to release his claimed Hawaiian birth certificate and other official documents that reflect on whether he was born in U.S. territory as he claims, or in Kenya where his father of the same name hailed. If born...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/15/12)[Prayer]

    12/15/2012 5:01:13 AM PST · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/15/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures Dwelling PlacePsalm 90:1 A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
  • Gun Crime Soars in England Where Guns Are Banned

    12/15/2012 4:56:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas gave us an anti-gun lecture two weeks ago during Sunday Night Football, we've heard a lot from progressives like Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and anti-gun advocacy groups about how countries in Europe with strict gun control laws don't have problems with gun crime. We've also heard the reason the United States has a "gun crime problem" is because we allow citizens to own handguns however, the numbers on violent crime committed using a gun tell a different story. New data out from the UK, where guns are banned, shows gun crime has soared by 35...
  • Xmas lights on truck yield $274 ticket

    12/15/2012 4:53:44 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 51 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 13, 2012
    WICHITA, Kan.,- A Kansas man given a $274 citation for decking his pickup truck out in Christmas lights said his illuminated vehicle has been spreading holiday cheer. David Hill of Wichita, founder of the group OneSpark, which aims to feed and clothe the homeless, said he spent 16 hours covering his truck in Christmas lights and hooking them to a generator in the bed of the vehicle, KAKE-TV, Wichita, reported Thursday. Hill said he was surprised when he was pulled over two weeks ago on the highway and fined $274 for his light display. "I'm not saying he was right...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 15, 2012]

    12/15/2012 4:37:43 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    “Approved to God” "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" —2 Timothy 2:15 If you cannot express yourself well on each of your beliefs, work and study until you can. If you don’t, other people may miss out on the blessings that come from knowing the truth. Strive to re-express a truth of God to yourself clearly and understandably, and God will use that same explanation when you share it with someone else. But you must be willing to go through God’s winepress...
  • John McCain, Colin Powell support expanding military abortions

    12/15/2012 4:24:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | Johanna Dasteel
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Sen. John McCain and the former Secretary of State Colin Powell are backing a move in Congress that would expand abortion on U.S. military bases. The two prominent Republicans are supporting a measure to authorize taxpayer funding of abortions for military women whose children are conceived by rape. Currently, bases only provide abortion to save the life of the mother. If passed, the amended Defense Authorization bill would match federal employee health insurance, which already compels tax dollars to pay for abortions of children alleged to be conceived by rape. While the Senate...
  • ALLIES TAKE BUNA ON NEW GUINEA; FLIERS PROD ROMMELS RETREAT (12/15/42)

    12/15/2012 4:22:13 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/15/42 | F. Tillman Durdin, Brooks Atkinson, Grant Parr, A.C. Sedgwick, David Anderson, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • (The VERY WORST of) Bad Christmas Decorations

    12/15/2012 3:57:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    (IheartPGH) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • THE ONLY WAY TO STOP A MAN WITH A GUN IS WITH A GUN

    12/15/2012 3:47:52 AM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    THE ONLY WAY TO STOP A MAN WITH A GUN IS WITH A GUN America now has its second worst mass shooting. And it, as usual, accompanied by calls for gun control. It's no coincidence that we have had quite a few spree killings in such a short time. The lavish coverage of every shooting by the media encourages every shooter to think that he will be famous if he goes out and kills. And that is exactly what happens. Our shooters are creatures of the media, not the NRA. A media that turns killers into celebrities and then...
  • Enigma hero Alan Turing should be pardoned for historic gay conviction, says Stephen Hawking

    12/15/2012 3:23:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:51 EST, 14 December 2012 | Sean OHare
    A man credited with saving thousands of lives during World War Two should be posthumously pardoned for his historic conviction, Professor Stephen Hawking has said. Codebreaker Alan Turing was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 following his relationship with another man, and killed himself two years later. Hawking is among a group of scientists who have written to the Daily Telegraph asking for the conviction to be overturned for Turing, who is considered to be the father of the modern computer and key in cracking the enigma code. The letter comes after Lord Sharkey, a Liberal Democrat peer and...