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  • Worshippers hurriedly leave church, citing bomb threat not far from Conn elementary school

    12/16/2012 10:14:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | ap
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Worshippers have hurriedly left a church in Newtown, Conn., saying there was a bomb threat. Police in SWAT gear arrived at the St. Rose of Lima Church not far from the elementary school where 20 kids and six adults were killed Friday.
  • Report: Connecticut Shooting Was Revenge Killing

    12/16/2012 10:12:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 112 replies
    Chief Connecticut Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver has released the names of those killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza on December 14. Besides proving anew that the lives of far too many innocent people were taken by a cold blooded criminal, the report suggests that the killings were carried out in an act of revenge. According to the report, Lanza shot the 20 child victims -- eight boys and 12 girls -- at close range and shot each victim between three and eleven times. Other reports indicate that Lanza "visited Sandy Hook Elementary the day before [the shooting] and was involved...
  • There may be far more to Sandy Hook incidents than guns

    12/16/2012 10:10:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 63 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/16/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As Democrats and Progressives use this enormous tragedy as the tag necessary to push for nationwide gun control, permit me, a 30 year teacher of young adult males, to offer my reasons as to why this breakdown in our society is happening. First of all, was Adam Lanza on any type of “mind altering” drugs in recent months or from his early childhood? Teachers of young males often encourage parents to put their young children on hyper activity medication just to make the classroom atmosphere easier to control. One of my students, a middle age mom, asked me if she...
  • Opinion: The Rise and Decline of Mass Shootings

    12/16/2012 10:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    aolnews.com ^ | 1 March, 2010 | Grant Duwe
    (March 1) -- When it comes to mass public shootings, the decade doesn't seem to be starting out too well. Just two months in and already there was a shooting rampage in rural Virginia (which claimed eight lives), one at the University of Alabama (three dead) and other in Denver, near Columbine High School, in which two middle school students were injured. But the fact is that, while mass public shootings always tend to galvanize massive media coverage, they are becoming increasingly less common, falling sharply in the last decade compared with the previous two. And understanding this decline is...
  • Sickening: Westboro Baptist to Protest Funerals of Connecticut Shooting Victims

    12/16/2012 10:01:10 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    The way anti-gunners have handled of the Connecticut shooting has been one of the most disturbing things ever. Within hours of the tragedy they turned it into what they hope is their opportunity to finally pass another gun control law. The tweets of Michael Moore, the press releases of Mayors Bloomberg, Menino, and public statements of Democrat Reps bear witness to this. But perverted attempt to make gains from the Connecticut shooting became even more pronounced when Westboro Baptist Church announced they will picket the funerals of those killed on Friday. Why? -- because doing so gives them the opportunity...
  • Slope Dope: “Whumph!” — The sound of avalanche danger and how to avoid it

    12/16/2012 9:58:23 AM PST · by thecodont · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Dec 16 2012 at 8:53 am | Posted By: Tom Stienstra
    “Whumph!” It sounds like somebody just dropped a sack of potatoes from 50 feet high into 3 feet of powder snow. On instinct, you will turn to see where it came from. There are no indicators: A moonscape of fresh snow extends as far as you can see up the steep mountain slopes. If you’re not scared by now, then you don’t realize the risk: The daunting power of nature may be about to unleash its ultimate winter force, an avalanche. The “whumph” noise is a warning sound that an avalanche may be imminent. It occurs when a deep layer...
  • RAIL INDICATORS: The Economy Continues To Soften

    12/16/2012 9:53:13 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI - Pragmativ Capitalism ^ | 12-16-2012 | Cullen Roche
    RAIL INDICATORS: The Economy Continues To Soften Cullen Roche, Pragmatic CapitalismDec. 16, 2012, 10:39 AM More weakness in this week’s rail traffic report. The AAR reported a -0.3% reading in intermodal. This is the second consecutive negative weekly reading. This brings the 12 week moving average down to 1.3%. That’s about in-line with the consensus Q4 GDP predictions and indicative of an economy that is growing, but just slightly. Here’s more via AAR: “The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported declines in weekly rail traffic for the week ending December 8, 2012, with U.S. railroads originating 292,206 carloads, down...
  • Revealed: Connecticut school gunman's 'survivalist' mother was obsessed with guns[...]

    12/16/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 105 replies
    The mother of Newtown school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was a survivalist who was stockpiling food because she thought the world economy was on the verge of collapse. Nancy Lanza began hoarding such items because she feared that the financial crisis was going to bring about the end of civilized society. She reportedly became 'obsessed' with guns and taught Adam how to shoot, but on Friday he turned on her and blasted the woman to death while she laid in her own bed. Law enforcement sources told the Hartford Courant that she had not gotten up - and could have...
  • S.F., Oakland gun buyback nets hundreds

    12/16/2012 9:32:00 AM PST · by thecodont · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:48 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Justin Berton
    Arturo Hurtado of Richmond was still stricken with grief over the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 schoolchildren dead when he awoke Saturday morning. So he decided to get rid of his gun - "that darn thing," he called it - and purged it from his home. "I've got kids, man," said Hurtado, who works at Waste Management in Oakland and has children ages 14, 10, 6 and 1. "Kids are curious. Kids don't know any better. I had it locked in a toolbox, so I don't know. ... I just know it had to go." Hurtado was...
  • Bob Schieffer: If Connecticut School Shooter 'Had An Arab Name People Would Be Going Nuts'

    12/16/2012 9:31:26 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    CBS's Bob Schieffer made a comment Sunday about the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that's likely to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. During a Face the Nation panel discussion about the incident, Schieffer said, "If [shooter Adam Lanza] had had an Arab name, people would be going nuts about what we ought to do right now" I guess Schieffer forgot how when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen people while injuring 29 at Fort Hood in November 2009, much of the media initially buried his Islamic affiliation. This included the CBS Evening News that day....
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEFICIT: It's Not Very Big, And There's Only One Way To Close It

    12/16/2012 9:29:27 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    Yahoo News/BI ^ | 12-16-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEFICIT: It's Not Very Big, And There's Only One Way To Close It By Joe WeisenthalDeember 16, 2012 "Trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see." "Hundreds of trillions in unfunded liabilities." "Washington is broke." "Only cranking up taxes, and slashing benefits can save us from leaving a crushing burden on future generations." Those are the kinds of lines you hear from politicians (and even some smart people) all the time as Washington DC debates the Fiscal Cliff and so on. But there's a couple of things you should know about the deficit. One...
  • Church Explodes on Thieves: 'God Watches Over the Evil and the Good'

    12/16/2012 9:24:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Sami K. Martin
    A church explosion took two thieves by surprise during the middle of an attempted robbery. Police are asking for the public's help in bringing the two men to justice. "Our security alarms went off at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, and that's when our church member Homer Pate notified the Harris County Sheriff's department of the robbery," deacon Michael Kirtley told ABC News. According to Kirtley, two men apparently tried to steal the copper from the Westway Baptist Church's electric cable. Instead, what they managed to leave with were burns that would most likely require medical attention. Surveillance footage captured the...
  • Government is the "guilty accomplice" of Sandy Hook killer

    12/16/2012 9:17:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/16/12 | Doug Book
    Strange, isn’t it, that cowardly mass killers never seem to ply their trade at pistol ranges or shooting events throughout the nation. No, they inevitably choose government-mandated “gun free zones” in which no prospective victim has the means to defend either himself or anyone in his charge. After the murders at Sandy Hook, gun grabbers are out in force demanding something at last be done about the “all-too-easy” accessibility of firearms. The NY Times points out Barack Obama “wiped the corner of his eye” during an address to the American public. We’re supposed to believe it was the cruel murder...
  • Newtown Shooting ~ RAW Video : 2nd Gunmen Being chased into Woods ?

    12/16/2012 9:14:35 AM PST · by bryan999 · 76 replies
    Anyone have any theories on this...? I'm traversing into conspiracy theory territory here and I'd like to avoid it, but why the hell did a bunch of cops run up into the woods?? And who is the fourth person that was in the "altercation" the day before? Supposedly this person (a teacher?) wasn't there on the day of the shooting and is being questioned. Such a mess...
  • It's Time, America - Ban Them NOW

    12/16/2012 8:58:22 AM PST · by BerserkPatriot · 20 replies
    The peoples cube ^ | 12/15/2012 | R.O.C.K. in the USSA
    Every year in the United States nearly a half million children are tragically killed. The top two causes of these deaths are: 1) Car Accidents 2) Drowning Yes, the pro-car lobby will wail and gnash their teeth, and the NCA will have a hissy fit. But how long can a civilized, democratic society allow our children (and adults) to be maimed and killed by these cars and fluids? Every year, 260,000 children are killed and 1,000,000 injured in car accidents. A significant number of these deaths and injuries are perpetrated by semi-automatic assault cars. Every year, 175,000 children are killed...
  • Jamie Foxx Gets His Wish--Why Are People Upset?

    12/16/2012 8:55:00 AM PST · by Arm_Bears · 26 replies
    From what I can determine, the majority of people killed at the Connecticut elementary school by nut-bag Adam Lanza were white. So I don't get all of the hand-wringing. I mean, wasn't it just last week-end on SNL when Jamie Foxx intoned, “. . . I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” I don't recall any outrage from the Left or MSM in response to that comment. But now that it's starting to happen, the same folks who gave Foxx a pass are decrying the act and wanting to take the guns of law-abiding...
  • ;;Five Things About Getting Older That Shouldn’t Have Surprised Me ;;;

    12/16/2012 8:53:38 AM PST · by virgil283 · 54 replies
    pjmedia. ^ | December 12, 2012 - 7:00 am | John Hawkins
    "I never imagined what being 40 would feel like, because it never occurred to me that I’d ever be 40. I didn’t think I wouldn’t be, mind you. It was just too boring to enter my brain, and it seemed like forever from now." — Stephanie Dolgoff-- Been there, done that, got the postcard. Haven’t we all (I’m not including you whippersnappers in “all” — and P.S.: get off my lawn!)? When you’re a kid, people who are middle-aged almost seem like a different species. You’re young, energetic, and have your whole life in front of you. You’re the male...
  • Former Obama Official, Daily Show Writer Mock Newtown Killer's Slain Mother

    12/16/2012 8:45:05 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | Saturday, December 16, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Andrew McLaughlin a former member of President Obama's senior White House staff, who served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, mocked Nancy Lanza, the murdered mother of the Newtown, CT massacre killer Adam Lanza, on Twitter Saturday evening:"The ever-brilliant Jo Miller nails it: "Thank god Nancy Lanza had a personal arsenal for her protection, or she might not be alive today.""
  • Historical Parallels to 1775

    12/16/2012 8:44:32 AM PST · by rightjb · 10 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 12-16-12 | Politijim
    A friend found this posted on Facebook.  I have sensed that we are nearing a time when a majority of patriotic, liberty-loving, God-fearing Americans say, "Enough is enough."  Certainly this person is already there.  Let me know your thoughts: Historical ParallelsWhat the Founding Fathers DidWhat we should start doing--NOW ThenTotally corrupt monarchy, parliament and courtsStamp Act to suppress communication between the coloniesOppressive taxes to drive colonies to their kneesMandatory quartering of British soldiers in private homesAttempts to seize guns and ammo from the colonial militias (Lexington & Concord)Attempt to divide rebels from the loyalists TodayTotally corrupt White House, congress and...
  • Our God-Forsaken Schools

    12/16/2012 8:43:47 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 26 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 12/16/12 | Tony Caruso
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…. Proverbs 1:7 What is truly detestable about the state of public schools in this country is how far they have strayed from their historical roots. Most of the schools in this country, as well as many of the prestigious Ivy League universities were founded for the sole purpose of educating the populace in the Scriptures. Noah Webster, one of our nation’s leading educators, said, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to...