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  • Is the American Economy Being Deliberately Destroyed? (Vid-8:48)

    12/15/2012 10:04:41 AM PST · by bayouranger · 36 replies
    trevorloudon.com ^ | 14DEC12 | bill whittle
    Is the looming economic destruction of America deliberate? Bill Whittle thinks so. So do I.
  • Gunman had "altercation" with school staff day before masssacre

    12/15/2012 10:03:16 AM PST · by xsrdx · 227 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 15, 2012 | Tracy Connor
    The gunman in the Newtown massacre had an "altercation" with four staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School the day before he killed 20 children, six adults and himself there, Connecticut and federal officials told NBC News Saturday. Three of the four staff members were killed Friday in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The fourth staff member was not at school that day and is being interviewed by federal and state investigators, NBC News’ Pete Williams said. Two days before that, Adam Lanza, 20, went to a sporting goods store in Danbury, Conn., and tried to...
  • On Gun Control and the Sandy Hook Shooting

    12/15/2012 9:47:45 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    In connection with reading the above-linked story I saw an accompanying posted comment by somebody which states "there is going to be another gun massacre coming very soon." At first I dismissed it as a cynical opinion in poor taste so soon after this tragedy but upon later reflection it struck me as a tad creepy. Am I making too much of it?
  • The Shooting Is Tragic, But The Lockdown Procedure May Lead To Greater Tragedy

    12/15/2012 9:41:39 AM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-12 | Skookum
    We listened to the accounts of the tragedy in a state of disbelief and sadness. The vulnerability of our children to psychopaths is obvious, but can we do more to protect our most innocent? I listened to a local administrator describe the standard procedure under lockdown conditions and I had an ill-feeling of dread. The safety measures the schools are advised to take are now well-known to the potential homicidal maniacs who walk our streets, and now, there is the opportunity to capitalize on information that should be classified. Lockdown procedures include locking the classroom doors and gathering the children...
  • Newtown Shooter Had Asperger Syndrome, And Some US Gun Facts

    12/15/2012 9:39:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 142 replies
    As we reported last night, buried inside the NYT biopic of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was arguably one of the most important missing pieces in the story, at least so far, which could provide clues into partially explaining yesterday's tragic loss of young life, namely that the 20 year old man suffered from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism (two conditions which are being merged in the upcoming update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) manual of mental disorders), which has been traditionally associated with social communication difficulties, including flat affect, and one which in some clinical studies...
  • Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan, Violence Feared

    12/15/2012 9:38:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    This week the Michigan legislature passed a “right-to-work” law making the state the 24th to allow workers to abstain from joining a union without losing their jobs. Opponents of the new law are incensed. Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, predicted “civil war.” “What we have here is a betrayal of democracy,” Hoffa claimed. “This law will allow workers to decline becoming members of a union even if the majority of their fellow employees vote that they should join the union. It puts individual rights ahead of the collective right to compel everyone to participate.” Hoffa...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Faints, Has Concussion

    12/15/2012 9:37:04 AM PST · by No One Special · 162 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2012 | Fox News
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is suffering from a concussion after fainting. Below is a statement from her Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion. She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”
  • Blame Evil, Not Guns, For Newtown Massacre

    12/15/2012 9:33:02 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 15, 2012 | JP
    A letter to the editor today in the editorial pages of my local newspaper caught my attention. The writer lamented yesterday’s slaughter of 27 innocents in Newtown, Connecticut – as we all do. Then he identified the culprit – guns. We’ve never heard of a “mass-knifing” claiming so many victims, he pointed out. His implication was that, if we scrap the Second Amendment, there will be no more funerals for victims of mass murder. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Timothy McVeigh did not use a gun in 1995 when he killed 168 people, including 10 children,...
  • Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion

    12/15/2012 9:29:03 AM PST · by brewcrew · 89 replies
    CBCNEWS/AP ^ | 12/15/12 | AP Staff
  • Jindal’s op-ed to sell contraceptives over-the-counter 'very troubling'

    12/15/2012 9:27:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://lifesitenews.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed that oral contraceptives should be available to all women without a prescription or doctor’s examination in an op-ed that has drawn praise from Planned Parenthood and condemnation from some in the pro-life movement. He called a new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), calling for oral contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter, “a common-sense call for reform.”
  • As a Newtown resident, parent, and law abiding gun owner…

    12/15/2012 9:23:21 AM PST · by DTogo · 93 replies
    Vanity ^ | Dec. 15, 2012 | DTogo
    Yesterday was the dark day always in the far corner of my head, and only brought to the forefront when friends or family sometimes ask why I carry a hand gun on simple everyday errands and activities. My answer is two-fold; because it's my Constitutional Right to do so, and there are a lot of crazy people out there in the world today, maybe even in Newtown. That once back-of-the-mind thought was also there everyday as my youngest boards the bus to spend about 7 hours in a completely defenseless environment where teachers and parents are not allowed to “carry”...
  • New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

    12/15/2012 9:20:12 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 11, 2012 | None listed
    New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban Or Anything Related To Islam Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s 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 infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces. The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is...
  • Gunman's mother owned weapons used in Connecticut school massacre

    12/15/2012 9:07:22 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | Dec 15 2012 | Pete Williams and Kari Huus
    The weapons used in Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were legally purchased and registered to Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman, Adam Lanza, two law enforcement officials told NBC News.
  • Sandy Hook elementary school gunman Adam Lanza learned to shoot from his gun-collecting mom

    12/15/2012 9:05:56 AM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    NYDN ^ | December 15, 2012 | Matthew Lysiak , Dennis Slattery AND Corky Siemaszko
    His mother taught him the way of the gun. Adam Lanza, the troubled nerd who turned a Connecticut school into a slaughterhouse, learned how to shoot under the watchful eye of his demanding mom Nancy. “She said she would often go target shooting with her kids,” landscaper Dan Holmes said. Nancy Lanza wound up being the first of her son’s 27 victims when he used one of her guns to shoot her dead. Holmes, who often mowed the grass at the Lanza’s sprawling Newtown home, told Reuters the doomed mom was proud of her arsenal and once showed him a...
  • First pictures of the tragic children murdered in their classrooms (title truncated)

    12/15/2012 9:04:34 AM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/15/12 | James Nye
    Original title: First pictures of the tragic children murdered in their classrooms after 'deeply disturbed' gunman massacred 26 at Connecticut school --------------------------------- These are the first pictures of the victims who died in a shooting rampage when a 'deeply disturbed' gunman went classroom to classroom at a Connecticut school. Ana Marquez-Greene, seven, was killed when the shooter opened fire on children and teachers at 9.30am on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-six people died in the mass shooting. The little girl and her older brother had attended Linden Christian School nearby, before moving with their parents to Newtown in...
  • US-Iranian nuclear talks fail. Iran has plutonium for 24 Nagasaki-type bombs

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Debka ^ | December 15, 2012
    The secret, one-on-one nuclear negotiations President Barack Obama launched with Iran have run into a blank wall. A senior Iranian team member, Mostafa Dolatyar, said Friday, Dec. 14 in New Delhi that the diplomatic process for solving the nuclear issue with Iran was in effect going nowhere, because the demand that Tehran halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium “doesn’t make sense.” He went on to say: “They [the world powers] have made certain connections with purely technical issues and something purely political. In so far as this is the mentality and this is the approach from 5 + 1 (the...
  • It’s Time To Repeal The 2nd Amendment

    12/15/2012 8:54:23 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 107 replies
    "Homebrewed Theology" ^ | December 14, 2012
    It’s time to face the facts. The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution has both outlived it’s usefulness and been perverted far beyond its original intent. Based on the English Bill of Rights (1869), as the US Supreme Court has said, the English law was to reinstate Protestant‘s rights to have arms after being disarmed by James II. The American cousin was no doubt influenced by both the English law and the conditions of occupation by the British military leading up to the American Revolution. The intent of the law was to prevent the government from militarily taking over the...
  • No Way Out

    12/15/2012 8:53:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    By upping the ante once again in its gamble to revive the lethargic economy through monetary action, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee is now compelling the rest of us to buy into a game that we may not be able to afford. At his press conference this week, Fed Chairman Bernanke explained how the easiest policy stance in Fed history has just gotten that much easier. First it gave us zero interest rates, then QEs I and II, Operation Twist, and finally "unlimited" QE3. Now that those moves have failed to deliver economic health, the Fed has doubled the...
  • How 'genius' honor student Adam Lanza became masked killer

    12/15/2012 8:45:53 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 303 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/12
    Ms Conte called the ordeal 'sad' for Lanza and his family, and suggested that the violence is a portion of a much larger situation. 'Guns are easy to point to, but it's really a mental health issue.'
  • Dallas Fed Richard Fisher: Fed Risks 'Hotel California' Monetary Policy

    12/15/2012 8:42:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    At least one Fed governor understands the Bernanke Fed's hyper-accommodative monetary policy has no exit. Today on CNBC "Squawk Box", Dallas Fed governor Richard Fisher complained Fed Risks 'Hotel California' Monetary Policy. Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC that he's worried the U.S. central bank is in a "Hotel California" type of monetary policy because of its "engorged balance sheet." Evoking lyrics from the famous song by The Eagles, he said he feared the Fed would be able to "check out anytime you like, but never leave." Fisher said on "Squawk Box" that he argued against revealing the new...