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  • One in Ten Mass Shootings Stopped by Armed Citizens; Most Occur Where Guns are Banned

    12/17/2012 10:41:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In the best published study of mass shootings, it was found that 99 had occurred between 1980 and 2010. We know that a number of mass shootings have been stopped by armed citizens. All but one of the “successful” mass shootings occurred in areas where armed citizens are banned. A comparison of mass shootings stopped by 911 response vs mass shootings stopped by citizens indicates that when citizens are able to stop the killing, they prevent 84 percent of the deaths. Mass shooting study link Mass shootings Stopped by Armed Citizens Civilians stopped shooting average 2.3 deaths, 911 response average,...
  • Connecticut School Shooting Doesn’t Deter Crowd At Gun Show In Montgomery County

    12/17/2012 10:35:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    OAKS, Pa. (CBS) — A gun show in Montgomery County drew a huge crowd on Sunday, despite calls for stricter gun control after a shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. If gun control advocates were hoping the scale of death at Sandy Hook Elementary School would dampen enthusiasm for the purchase of guns, the line of people waiting to get in to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center was evidence to the contrary. “It’s more crowded than it has been in the past.” The crowd was diverse, there were even families with children, but none of the shoppers...
  • PS4: new kits shipping now, AMD A10 used as base

    12/17/2012 10:32:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    vg247.com ^ | Fri, Nov 02, 2012 | 09:20 GMT
    Developers are currently taking receipt of a new PlayStation 4 dev kit, VG247 has been told today, with a final version slated to appear in January. Yes, it’ll have Blu-ray. No, it isn’t being made in Japan.Multiple sources have confirmed to VG247 today that a new version of the Orbis kit is now shipping to developers, and that it’s housed in a normal PC case. There are to be four versions of the dev kit, we were told. A previous version was essentially just a graphics card. The version shipping now is a “modified PC,” and the third version, appearing...
  • New silver and gold coins

    12/17/2012 10:25:09 AM PST · by Greysard · 9 replies
    Central Bank of Russia ^ | 12/17/2012 | Central Bank of Russia
    The Department of External and Public Relations of the Bank of Russia informs that on 17 December 2012 in the framework of the monetary program "Sochi 2014" Bank of Russia issues bullion coins dedicated to the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi: 3 Rubles silver, gold nominal 50 and 100, with the year of issue "2012".
  • "Forward" to the Past?

    12/17/2012 10:20:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Synicate ^ | December 18, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place." It was great political rhetoric and great political theater. Moreover, the Republicans did virtually nothing to challenge its shaky assumptions with a few hard facts that could have made those assumptions collapse like a house of cards. More is involved than this year's political battles. The word "forward" has been a political battle cry on the left for more...
  • Why 2012 was the best year ever

    12/17/2012 10:14:17 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    spectator.co.uk ^ | December 15, 2012
    Never in the history of the world has there been less hunger, less disease and more prosperity It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world. That sounds like an extravagant claim, but it is borne out by evidence. Never has there been less hunger, less disease or more prosperity. The West remains in the economic doldrums, but most developing countries are charging ahead, and people are being lifted out of poverty at the fastest rate ever recorded. The death toll inflicted by war and natural disasters is also mercifully...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KYRIE ELEISON, 12-17-12

    12/17/2012 10:13:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):KYRIE ELEISON The formula of a prayer, "Lord, have mercy," said or sung and repeated in the penitential rite at the beginning of Mass in the Roman Liturgy. Used in conjunction with Christe Eleison, "Christ, have mercy." One of the few Greek prayers in the Latin Mass, it is most likely the remnant of a liturgical litany. It is also said in the Divine Office and in many litanies, notably the Litany of the Saints. In the Eastern Churches it may appear without Christe Eleison. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern...
  • Liberals Wonder Where God Went...

    12/17/2012 10:12:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • U.S. plans for possibility that Assad could lose control of chemical arms cache

    12/17/2012 10:08:41 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Craig Whitlock and Carol Morello
    Last week, fighters from a group that the Obama administration has branded a terrorist organization were among rebels who seized the Sheik Suleiman military base near Aleppo, where research on chemical weapons had been conducted. Rebels are also closing in on another base near Aleppo, known as Safirah, which has served as a major production center for such munitions, according to U.S. officials and analysts. The opposition Free Syrian Army said it did not find any chemical weapons at the first installation.
  • The God Complex

    12/17/2012 10:06:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 86 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mike Jensen
    I think I have the Progressive/Socialist/Communist movement figured out, and the answer is God. Surprised? Read on. Humans have an instinctive desire to believe in something bigger than themselves—something all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, that can make everything right when nothing seems to go right. Ask any anthropologist or archaeologist, and he or she will tell you that pretty much every culture in the history or humankind has had a set of beliefs regarding a god or gods. We westerners are most familiar, of course, with the ancient Greek and Roman gods, but every civilization from the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians to...
  • The United Kingdom says “Yes!” to fracking

    12/17/2012 10:06:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, modern-day gold rush is quickly doing work on our global energy outlook. The improved technology and increased use of the decades-old technique has unlocked hitherto untapped reserves of oil and natural gas, bettering various countries economic opportunities by expanding domestic energy production and decreasing dependence on foreign sources. What’s more, natural gas has the potential to help the world lower their net carbon emissions, as we’ve already done in the United States.A lot of countries and interest groups have been resistant to allowing fracking, nervous about ostensible environmental concerns, but after extensive studies the world...
  • Obama's Jewish supporters of Israel ought to watch the Hagel nomination very carefully

    12/17/2012 10:06:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Throughout the recent presidential campaign people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ira Forman had to work overtime to cover up Barack Obama’s hostility toward Israel. They knew their co-religionists were weary of supporting a man who had so often actually gone out of his way to show his contempt for the Jewish State – only democracy in the Middle East. There was the sharp snub of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama’s cozy relationship with Black clergy who at times foamed at their mouth with open hatred for Israel. Now that he is safely reelected Obama has done nothing...
  • County Police Chief Recommends Arming School Personnel

    12/17/2012 10:05:19 AM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | December 17, 2012
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) - St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it is time to talk about arming civilian school personnel following Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, comparing it to arming airline pilots after September 11, 2001. “I see it no differently,” he said. “Pilots have been armed now for many many years, we’ve not had another hijacking and the issue is, for the bad guy, he doesn’t know which airplane he’s getting on, if the pilot is armed or not.” Fitch said the killing will not be stopped by legislation or laws. “If there’s somebody that’s really...
  • God Help Us

    12/17/2012 10:02:14 AM PST · by Freeport · 65 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12.17.12 | Ben Stein
    Sunday I learned about the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school while we were setting up at Fox News to tape Cavuto on Business. The news was so horrible that we all felt as if we had lost our legs and could no longer stand. It was such horrible news that it simply turned the world upside down. It still is that kind of news, and it’s incredibly depressing about the nature of humanity. And my wife and I pray all day for the souls of those dear children and for the peace, if there ever will be peace, of...
  • NBC News Anchor Wishes Obama Were Dictator

    12/17/2012 9:59:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 51 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    During an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, NBC News anchorman Brian Williams opined that “the country might be better off if President Obama could simply order businesses to carry out his economic vision.” “The market system is so chaotic and uncoordinated,” Williams complained. “Every firm, every decision-maker is left free to do as he deems best. Wouldn’t it make more sense to have one person issue the marching orders for all? That way they’d all be working on the same plan rather than wasting resources clashing with each other.” Citing the Affordable Health Care Act as an example of...
  • GUN CRIME SOARS IN ENGLAND WHERE GUNS ARE BANNED

    12/17/2012 9:52:40 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 27 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Figures showed the number of crimes involving handguns had more than doubled since the post-Dunblane massacre ban on the weapons, from 2,636 in 1997-1998 to 5,871...
  • STATS PROVE GUN CONTROL DOES NOT WORK

    12/17/2012 9:46:02 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 16, 2012 | MARY CHASTAIN
    Gun control advocates just need to look at Virginia. Between 2006-2011 gun sales went up by 73% and at the same time gun-related violent crimes fell 24%. Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker, who specializes in research methods and criminology, said this proves that more guns do not in fact cause more violence...
  • ‘What more do we require?’ to stop violence, Rev. Jackson asks

    12/17/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 88 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 15, 2012 | JAMES SCALZITTI
    Whether it be a mass casualty shooting at a school or other public space in the United States or the regularly occurring gun violence on the streets of Chicago, “the people who are civilized must care enough to stop it now,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Saturday. While speaking to the audience at the Rainbow-PUSH headquarters on the South Side, Jackson reflected on Friday’s shooting in Connecticut, as well as the ongoing violence on the streets of Chicago. Noting that, “It’s easier (in the United States) to buy a gun than a cup of coffee,” Jackson said, “None of...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 12/17/12

    12/17/2012 9:45:20 AM PST · by Vision · 9 replies
    TCM ^ | 12/17/12 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...Destination Tokyo(1944), 8pm est "A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II." Overview & Cast
  • Networks Herald Obama Throwing Down 'Political Gauntlet' on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 9:32:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Monday all touted President Obama seemingly calling for more gun control during a Sunday night vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. NBC's Today provided the most hype as correspondent Lester Holt proclaimed: "While he offered words of comfort, he also laid down a political gauntlet....sketching the outlines of what amounted to a policy statement on gun violence." Holt acknowledged: "He did not utter the words 'gun control,' but his message could set the stage for such a debate." Speaking to co-host Savannah Guthrie later on the broadcast, Holt...