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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...
  • Bill Bennett on "Face the Nation" saying we need to get rid of "assault weapons"

    12/16/2012 8:31:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 113 replies
    Cannot believe what I am hearing? What happened to the Conservative person I used to know. Absoluley disgusting.
  • Seven Secretaries of State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming GOP Voter Suppression in 2012

    12/16/2012 8:29:45 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 14, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: “Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state’s history. In Georgia, African American turnout has remained high in each election after the state adopted its photo...
  • ACLU Defeats Connecticut Assisted Outpatient Treatment" Law Months Before Massacre

    12/16/2012 8:26:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-16-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)Connecticut is one of only SIX states in the U.S. that doesn’t have a type of “assisted outpatient treatment” (AOT) law (sometimes referred to as “involuntary outpatient treatment”). There’s no one standard for these types of laws, but (roughly speaking) these are laws that allow for people with mental illness to be forcibly treated BEFORE they commit a serious crime.(snip) Apparently far left groups (the ACLU filing against the law here) defeated a Connecticut mental health protections law just months before the Newtown shootings. Their primary concern being that the proposed law would “severely curtail the privacy rights and liberty...
  • Will America Become A Totalitarian Country?

    12/16/2012 8:16:55 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    me | Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Mental Health Advocacy Gone "Nuts"

    12/16/2012 8:16:34 AM PST · by txnativegop · 27 replies
    The dangers of allowing mentally distrurbed individuals to roam our streets should be common sense. The recent shooting in CT was proof of that contention. However, this advocacy group did not get the memo apparently.
  • Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

    12/16/2012 8:15:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | december 15, 2012 | tim brown
    When I wrote yesterday about the liberals coming out against guns, I had no idea just how some people would react. What once would have been unthinkable to blast out into public seems to be becoming more normal via things like Twitter and Facebook. Below are a selection of Tweets that are clearly anti-Second Amendment and even calls for the murder of the National Rifle Association President David Keene, along with NRA members.
  • A Methodical Massacre: Horror and Heroics (Media's latest version)

    12/16/2012 8:09:26 AM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2012 | Edmund H. Mahony and Dave Altimari
    Several sources in law enforcement and elsewhere provided what they said was the most current information on how the events leading to the school shootings unfolded. SNIP Lanza next arrived at teacher Victoria Soto's classroom. Soto is believed to have hidden her 6- and 7-year old students in a classroom closet. When Lanza demanded to know where the children were, Soto tried to divert him to the other end of the school by saying that her students were in the auditorium. But six of Soto's students tried to flee. Lanza shot them, Soto and another teacher who was in the...
  • Instant classic quote about Adam Lanza

    12/16/2012 8:01:57 AM PST · by exhaustguy · 13 replies
    The Telegram ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | Harriet Alexander, David Barrett, Laura Donnelly and Jon Swaine in Newtown
    Richard Dravis, who gives shooting training at Wooster Mountain rifle range, 15 miles away from the school, said: "We don't train crazy people. I think that if we would address the mental health issue here we could possibly do something in the future. But we can't count the number of rounds in the magazine of a nut head."
  • Boehner caves on taxes(the GOP will get nothing and we will get higher taxes now or later)

    12/16/2012 7:57:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 67 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/16/12 | r moran
    It's only a "partial" cave, in that Boehner agrees that the tax rates should go up on those making more than $1 million rather than $250,000 a year. But if Boehner caves on taxes, who can believe him when it comes to any other red line Obama will try and force him to cross. Associated Press: Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than...
  • Michigan moves to end gun-free zones

    12/16/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | John Lott
    The state legislature has passed this law and now it is up to the governor to sign it. The long additional training requirements required to let people guns in these places as well as the ability of schools to still ban the carrying of guns mean that many places will still not be protected. Still, it is a movement in the right direction.
  • (CT shooting) "Give teachers guns": US blogs awash with people calling for more people to be armed

    12/16/2012 7:32:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Anton Antonowicz
    SCREAMING mums at schools, dads cradling children... it’s all too familiar to those of us who live in the United States. Hours after the latest outrage the internet was awash with the unapologetic views of those who live and die by the gun. Take this: “No crime would be permitted on my property because I am f****** armed. I can’t wait to kill someone ­legally.” Or this from Alan ­Gottlieb, head of the pro-gun 2nd Amendment Foundation: “There was nobody in that school allowed a firearm. I find that deplorable. I’m sure Lanza felt he could go in ­because no...
  • US Senate Illegal Alien Intern Shows Depth of Lawlessness in Government Today

    12/16/2012 7:16:14 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://usdailyreview.com ^ | december 15, 2012
    According a report by the Associated Press, political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repeatedly instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to arrest an illegal alien sex offender who was employed as an unpaid intern in the office of Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) until after the elections. If confirmed, this overtly political act further demonstrates the shocking politicization of immigration enforcement under the current DHS leadership, charged the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
  • Deputies: Tuscaloosa gas station shooting may have been self defense(AL)

    12/16/2012 7:04:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    myfoxal.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | NA
    Authorities say that a 23-year-old suspected shooter has been questioned and released. Lt. Kip Hart says that investigators have reason to believe the shooting happened in self-defense. Three other suspects in the case have been arrested and charged. Their exact role in the shooting is unclear as the investigation continues.
  • Doomsday Phobia: China Goes Nuts For End Of The World After Screening Of Apocalyptic Movie '2012'

    12/16/2012 7:01:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Doomsday Phobia: China Goes Nuts For End Of The World After Screening Of Apocalyptic Movie '2012' BY IBTimes Staff Reporter | December 13 2012 10:06 AM While many have written off the possibility of the end of the world this Dec. 21, 2012, some have made extreme moves in fear of doomsday and have even developed a phobia for the event. People in China have been acting out in panic for the end of the world after a screening of doomsday film "2012." According to the Asia Times, a screening of the 3D film "2012" in China last month has...
  • No rise in mass killings, but their impact is huge

    12/16/2012 6:55:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    waff.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | HELEN O'NEILL, AP
    Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, said that while mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, according to his data. He estimates that there were 32 in the 1980s, 42 in the 1990s and 26 in the first decade of the century.
  • Ending Progressive Public Education

    If Barack and Michelle Obama feel comfortable allowing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to babysit their children, that is their problem. The question is, would you allow them to babysit yours? Let's take that a step farther: would you let them raise your children? Would you give them exclusive supervision over the majority of your children's daylight hours up to age eighteen, primary control of your children's academic curriculum and teaching methodology, and authority to arrange the broad social and moral framework within which your children will be educated? No? Then why do you accept modern public education? Furthermore, why,...
  • I Saw The Light

    12/16/2012 6:44:57 AM PST · by Revski · 13 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 12-16-2012 | Revski
    This video is redone and shortened for quality, effects and the pictures are of myself, wife Cheryl and family personal events in our lives. The song, I Saw The Light, is sung Karaoke by me o7jimmy.
  • N. Korea's Choe Ryong-hae Demoted to Four-star general... Speculation Abounds

    12/16/2012 6:40:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 2012-12-16
    /begin my excerpts N. Korea's Choe Ryong-hae Demoted to Four-star general... Speculation Abounds 2012-12-16 Putting him on the equal rank with Hyun Young-chol and Kim Kyuk-shik... or a censure as a form of warning"" Choe Ryong-hae, the director of N. Korean military's General Political Bureau, arguably the most powerful military figure in Kim Jong-eun era, is found to be demoted by a single rank, from Vice Marshal to four-star general, according to a report on Dec. 16, generating speculation for the reason. In a rally commemorating the first anniversary of Kim Jong-il' death, which was held in Pyongyang Gymnasium on...
  • Adam Lanza: A 'Quiet, Odd' Loner Living On The Fringes

    12/16/2012 6:40:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/15/12 | JOSH KOVNER and EDMUND H. MAHONY,
    -snip- Adam Lanza had lived with his mother in the 4,000-square-foot, $700,000 house. His parents were divorced in 2009. He had two bedrooms that were clean and orderly when law officers swept into the house after the shootings Friday morning. Lanza apparently lived in one of the rooms and kept his computer gear and other items in the other one, the sources said. Law officers found evidence that Adam Lanza played graphically violent video games, the sources said.
  • Many Alaskans Against More Gun Control

    12/16/2012 6:37:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | Mallory Peebles & Phil Walczak
    In the wake of the most recent mass shooting in Newtown, CT, Gun control has become a hot topic nationwide. In a press conference Friday President Barack Obama said, "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." Even though the President's statement was vague many feel that more strict gun control laws is the direction he is pursuing, especially customers at Wild West Guns in Anchorage. “I mean if you figure we have 300,000,000 guns in this country, how many are used in crimes? Statistically it’s insignificant...
  • Detroit-Area Pastor Threatens Campaign of Harassment Against Mich. Gov. and Family

    12/16/2012 6:29:44 AM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    'We'll Be At Your Daughter's Soccer Game!' Union protest speaker tells governor that union members will 'visit you' everywhere over right-to-work bill A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get "no rest" and that protesters would be at his "daughter's soccer game." The Rev. Charles Williams II made the comments Tuesday to loud cheers before a group of thousands of union workers. After his promises to harass Gov. Snyder, he introduced Rep. Richard Hammel, D-Mt. Morris Township, and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills. Williams is a...
  • Gun Control is Evil Misspelled.

    12/16/2012 6:29:18 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you’re the biblically minded sort, then the trouble began when a jealous Cain clubbed Abel to death, but if you’re evolutionarily minded, then it’s a “chicken and egg” question. Violence had no beginning, except perhaps in the Big Bang; it was always here, coded into the DNA. The issue isn’t really guns. Guns are how we misspell evil. Guns are how we avoid talking about the ugly realities of human nature while building sandcastles on the shores of utopia. The obsession with guns, rather than machetes, stone clubs, crossbows or that impressive weapon of mass death, the longbow (just...
  • Armed task force to patrol streets (Paragould, Arkansas)

    12/16/2012 6:25:54 AM PST · by tje · 56 replies
    Paragould Daily Press ^ | December 15, 2012 | Ryan Saylor
    In response to a recent increase in crime, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall offered residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at West View Baptist Church what could be considered an extreme solution — armed officers patrolling the streets on foot. Stovall told the group of almost 40 residents that beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets. "[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going...
  • Ore. lawmaker says teachers should be allowed guns

    12/16/2012 6:25:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    dailyastorian.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | AP
    An Oregon lawmaker contends the massacre that left more than two dozen people dead at a Connecticut elementary school is another "heartbreaking failure" of school personnel to ensure protection, and is a reminder that teachers should be allowed to carry guns in the classroom.
  • Newtown: Just Leave Us to Grieve in Peace

    12/16/2012 6:25:14 AM PST · by upchuck · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    [snip] But that and everything else in my clipping file faded to insignificance when reports of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre hit the wires. There have been school shootings before but this one was particularly painful to learn about. In the first place the children were so young and innocent -- kindergartners. In the second, it is the season when young children are especially full of happiness. Their homes are filled with Chanukah and Christmas decorations and gifts. Their houses smell of yummy things to eat. Families make a special effort to be together for the holidays. [snip] Now families...
  • Smart TVs can spy on their owners

    12/16/2012 6:25:14 AM PST · by shove_it · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 15 Dec 2012
    Viewers, beware: while you’re watching TV, your TV might be watching you back. A security firm discovered that Samsung’s Smart TV can give hackers access to the device’s built-in camera and microphones, allowing them to watch everything you do. The Malta-based firm ReVuln posted a video showing its team of researchers hacking into one of the Samsung TVs and accessing its settings, channel lists, widgets, USB drives, and remote control configurations. The security flaw allows hackers to access any and all personal data stored on the TV. “We can install malicious software to gain complete root access to the TV,”...
  • Penguin slips on the Ice

    12/16/2012 6:22:13 AM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Video of Penguin slips on the Ice resulting in an adorable sound
  • Obamacare and My Daughter: “In two years, the surgery will cease to be available for the insured"

    12/16/2012 6:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/16/2012 | JUSTIN BINIK-THOMAS
    Elections have consequences. The president signed a law which forces citizens to purchase a product simply on the virtue that they are alive. Our Supreme Court upheld the law, giving the government the power to tax inactivity. When the law is fully implemented, we may see a shift from our role as citizens to subjects. Instead of “pay for play,” it will become “pay, if you play our way.” We are moving slowly down this path, and can begin to see the cliff before us. Still, there is time to slow the process and change course. Knowing the risk and...
  • A Methodical Massacre: Horror And Heroics

    12/16/2012 6:19:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/16/12 | EDMUND H. MAHONY and DAVE ALTIMARI,
    -snip- It was about 9:40 a.m. Friday. In just minutes, Lanza — a withdrawn, emotionally detached 20-year-old who lived with his mother and is said to have played graphically violent computer video games — would kill 26 people in the country's second-largest mass killing. -snip- The classroom he chose to enter was substitute teacher Lauren Rousseau's, where he proceeded to systematically shoot everyone inside — the 14 children who investigators believe were huddled and clutching one another in fear, Rousseau and a special education teacher who happened to be in the room. Rousseau was filling in for the regular teacher,...
  • Gunman's aunt speaks out about the Conn. shooting

    12/16/2012 6:17:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    cw56.com ^ | 16 December, 2012 | na
    “Last time we visited with her in person we talked about prepping and you know, are you ready for what can happen down the line when the economy collapses,” said the gunman’s aunt, Marsha Lanza. ---------------------cut------------------------ Nancy’s guns were supposed to be for self defense. Marsha Lanza called her nephew a special needs child. So far, no motive has been released. “Just pray for peace,” said Marsha Lanza. “Do I think gun laws need to be changed? No. It’s the person that does the killing, not the gun."