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  • Connecticut gunman attended school where he killed 26, governor says

    12/16/2012 12:20:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/16/12 | M. Alex Johnson
    An explanation still hasn't emerged for why a man killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but it does appear that he attended the school as a youngster, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy told NBC News on Sunday. Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother multiple times in the head in her home before driving to the school in her car and killing 20 children and six adults in two classrooms Friday in Newtown, Conn., authorities said Sunday. The gunman then shot himself in the head as emergency crews arrived at the scene.
  • U.S. Jobs Five Years After Their Peak

    12/16/2012 12:18:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Political Calculations
    We're going to look at the change in the U.S. employment situation since the total level of employment in the U.S. peaked five years ago in November 2007, but first, let's look at the change since October 2012. Through November 2012, the U.S. employment situation for young adults Age 20-24 was good, for all older adults it was bad, and for teens, it was "meh". Overall, some 6,000 more teens and 62,000 young adults than in October 2012 gained jobs, while some 190,000 fewer individuals Age 25 and older were counted as being employed. Doing the math, the net change...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzKRdPStAF8 The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • Statist Wistful Admiration Of China’s Communist Party

    12/16/2012 12:02:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-12 | James Raider
    China Celebrating 60 years of Communist Rule China’s ascendance in our consciousness has been growing steadily for a generation, and we wonder what more impact it will have than has already been felt by our economy and our society. We cannot accurately predict China’s future or its actions going forward, but as it flexes its newfound powers to reshape global conventions, we should remain vigilant that our own perceptions not be warped by ideologically, or otherwise tainted assertions. Our enthusiastic media collectively extol the moral legitimacy of China’s communist model of political rule which controls 1.3 billion people, and predicts...
  • Outrage as Westboro Baptist plans praise gathering outside Sandy Hook Elementary....

    12/16/2012 12:02:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 12.16.2012 | Leslie Larson
    FULL TITLE: Outrage as Westboro Baptist plans praise gathering outside Sandy Hook Elementary school to celebrate God 'executing his judgement' in horrific shooting rampage that killed 20 children and 6 adults The tight-knit community of Newtown, Connecticut is numb in the aftermath of the heart-wrenching massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday when a gunman killed 20 young students, all aged six and seven, in addition to six adults. As families mourn the lives that were cut short in this unspeakable horror, an extremist group has announced they plan to congregate at the scene of the tragedy and...
  • Exploitation of Children: Gun-Toting Toddlers Establish Rebels' "Children’s Brigade" in Syria

    12/16/2012 11:57:02 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 12-5-12
    Following are excerpts from a report on a rebel “children’s brigade” in Syria, which was posted on the Internet on December 5, 2012. Toddler: In the name of the Merciful the Compassionate. With the help of Allah, we declare the establishment of the Al-Rahman Brigade in East Ghota. Say: “Allah Akbar.” Children, accompanied by adult in background: Allah Akbar. Adult: Say: “Allah Akbar.” Children: Allah Akbar. [...]
  • Flashback 2011 - Texas Moves Closer to Allowing Guns on College Campuses

    12/16/2012 11:49:44 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    Texas has become the next state to propose legislation that would permit college students to carry guns on campus, in defense of the Second Amendment. Texas Moves Closer to Allowing Guns on College Campuses The New American 28 February 2011 In one of the most controversial, but many say common-sense, moves related to campus violence and Second Amendment rights, the state of Texas is considering legislation that would allow students, professors, teachers, and other personnel to carry firearms on the campuses of elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as those of colleges and universities — without any violations...
  • Michigan's 'hot dog guy' getting new digs after protesters destroyed his supplies

    12/16/2012 11:38:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The “hot dog guy” is getting new digs. Clinton Tarver, the owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart and Casual Catering, saw his small business thrust into the national spotlight on Tuesday when his supplies were destroyed at a pro-union protest against right-to-work legislation in Lansing, Mich. “Violent” demonstrators tore down a tent where Tarver was serving his dogs, he said, prompting a staff member for a local lawmaker to create an online fundraiser for the 63-year-old downtown fixture. As of Friday, more than $33,000 had been donated. “I’m overwhelmed,” Tarver said Friday. “The public has shown such love to me....
  • DNA leads police to Vanessa Pham murder suspect

    12/16/2012 11:33:43 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: December 13,2012 | Justin Jouvenal
    Vanessa Pham’s friends and family prayed, held vigils and beseeched the public for help in the search for the 19-year-old’s killer. For 21 / 2 years, there was virtually nothing to give them hope. But then, in the span of a few days, came a DNA match and the arrest of Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. That brought relief, shock — and, for some, still more emptiness.“I don’t know how to feel or what it means,” said Jake Beckhard, who attended Vienna’s James Madison High School with Pham. “I want to know who this person is that killed her.” Answers to that...
  • On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama's good soldier

    12/16/2012 11:21:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 12/16/12 | DONNA CASSATA
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama's good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic disputes, spending hours drinking tea and taking walks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai or engaging in delicate negotiations in Islamabad. It's a highly unusual role for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman: envoy with a special but undefined portfolio.
  • Christmas carnage kicks off across Britain as drunken revellers stretch emergency services

    12/16/2012 11:20:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A young woman dressed in next to nothing lies prostrate on a soaking pavement, one of thousands of binge-drinking revellers who caused chaos on Britain's streets on 'Black Friday'. With just nine days until Christmas, hordes of party-goers ignored the driving rain and freezing conditions to pack out pubs, bars and clubs on festive parties, and many were so drunk they could barely stand. In scenes of carnage repeated across the country, women stumbled in the middle of the road and yobs fought in and outside bars, while some thugs hurled rubbish at each other. To prepare for what is...
  • Sandy Hook Shooting – Discrepancies (not conspiracies….. yet)

    12/16/2012 11:17:22 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 88 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 16, 2012 | Sundance
    The net is flooding with conspiracy theory about this shooting. Most of them are total bunk. However there are major issues with the initial, and evolved reports; and indeed something is not passing the sniff test for me either. One website has begun collecting a list of all the discrepancies (here). We are going to thin it down to the pertinent ones; can you think of any to add to the list? Starting with…. why the pictures of a 20 year old shooter as a child? Where’s the recent pics? 1.) According to the official story, Adam Lanza was found...
  • Sandy Hook: Gun control wouldn't have stopped it

    12/16/2012 11:16:32 AM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16 | Henry D'Andrea
    After 27 people were slaughtered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the liberal left ramped up their pro-gun control crusade, even blaming the atrocity on the lack of strict gun laws in America. Liberals claim that if guns were outright illegal to own, six people wouldn’t have been killed at a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona last year, nor 12 people in Aurora, Colorado in July. What they fail to realize most is that criminals don’t follow laws they don't want to; that’s why they’re criminals in the first place. The left asserts that there needs to be a "national discussion"...
  • [Video] Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zones

    12/16/2012 11:15:46 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Penn and Teller / Youtube ^ | 2011 | Penn and Teller
    Penn and Teller explain why Gun-Free School Zones Promotes More School Shootings. Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zoneshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLr-oZWPXVc Real Solution: Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • [Video] Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime

    12/16/2012 11:08:43 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Fox News/Youtube ^ | 2011 | Fox News
    Video: Will More Gun-Free Zones Stop Crime, Robbery, and Murder?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg_AcBeHgo Real Solution Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • Bureaucrats Disdain Hard Work Because They Are “Unselfish”

    12/16/2012 11:08:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    A report written by Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute and Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation revealed that public sector employees work less yet get paid more than their private sector counterparts. The study found that during a typical workweek, private-sector employees worked 41.4 hours, while federal workers put in 38.7 hours and state and local government employees 38.1 hours. Critics of government are apt to view the study as a confirmation of the relative inefficiency of government. “Any suggestion that this demonstrates there is government waste is totally off base,” insisted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev)....
  • CNN Poll to Freep: Do you own a gun?

    12/16/2012 10:58:13 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 81 replies
    Do you own a gun? Read Related Articles No63%15515 Yes37%9111 Total votes: 24626
  • How the Chargers can make the playoffs (really)

    12/16/2012 10:47:48 AM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    utsandiego ^ | 12-2012
    It is nearly official now. On Thursday night, the Bengals halfway-hammered the final nail in the Chargers' playoff coffin with a win over the Eagles. It made San Diego's chances to reach the postseason even murkier with the necessary road becoming crystal clear. This is a seven-game parlay. If one result does not happen, a Chargers playoff berth is busted. • Sunday - Chargers win (vs. Panthers); Steelers lose (at Cowboys). • Week 16 - Chargers win (at Jets); Bengals lose (at Steelers). • Week 17 - Chargers win (vs. Raiders); Steelers lose (vs. Browns); Bengals lose (vs. Ravens). This...
  • Landfill Harmonic Orchestra (children play instruments made from garbage FANTASTIC video!)

    12/16/2012 10:40:46 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 60 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | landfillharmonic
    This is Cateura, Paraguy. These kids live on a landfill. All their instruments were made from things found in the landfill. These kids are worth the few minutes spent watching the video.
  • ‘I am Adam Lanza’s mother’

    12/16/2012 10:32:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 203 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/12 | David Beard
    <p>“I live with a son who is mentally ill. I love my son. But he terrifies me.’’</p>