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  • Shock Report: Mob Boss Issued Bounty Award On Imprisoned Son Of Michael Douglas

    12/17/2012 11:23:52 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/17/12 | Friends of Ours
    An unidentified New York mob capo doing his time at the low-security federal prison in Loretto, PA allegedly put a $100 bounty on fellow inmate Cameron Douglas -- the 34-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas -- because he didn't like rats, and now Douglas is sporting a busted leg and finger after some wannabe thug apparently took up the supposed offer as reported by Brad Hamilton for the New York Post. Douglas is serving a 10-year term on drug convictions, and "was inadvertently exposed as a turncoat by his shrink during a bail hearing in 2010." The reputed mob boss...
  • WVCDL pro firearm anti - Joe Manchin Protest 12-22-2012

    Protest against Joe Manchin to be held this Saturday, 12/22/2012 at 10:00.
  • Connecticut Tragedy Stirs New Debate Over Gun Control, Entertainment Culture

    12/17/2012 11:19:37 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/2012 | Fox News
    While many questions remain about what motivated the killer in Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut, one thing is becoming increasingly clear -- the tragedy will re-ignite and further fuel a major debate over gun control legislation in Washington. President Obama, without endorsing any specific proposal, hinted at Sunday night's vigil that he would enter that debate with vigor. "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change," Obama said. He said "no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world ... but that can't be an excuse for inaction." The calls for...
  • Professor calls for assassination of NRA CEO

    12/17/2012 11:16:38 AM PST · by oliverdarcy · 107 replies
    A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization. “[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.
  • Taliban claims responsibility after deadly car bomb hits US compound in Kabul

    12/17/2012 11:15:00 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, December 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    Kabul –  A car bomb exploded outside of a compound housing a U.S. military contractor in the Afghan capital Monday, blowing apart an exterior wall, killing at least two Afghan workers and wounding more than a dozen other people, company representatives and police said. In another part of the country, a suspected landmine killed 10 young girls, police said. The blast on the outskirts of Kabul sent a plume of smoke up in the air and shook windows more than a mile away in the city center. The security officer for Contrack, a McLean, Va.-based company that builds facilities for...
  • Can Micro-Finance Save The World?

    12/17/2012 11:11:44 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 4 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 12/17/2012 | Shout Bits
    College students are indoctrinated with a sense of guilt for the US's success, yet it seems they rarely get a sense of what really makes the US exceptional. With a touch of youthful innocence, two college students are producing a documentary based on their experience living in extreme poverty (i.e. subsisting on $1 per day) in the backwaters of Guatemala. Blessedly, their message is not that of Marxism, which is sweeping the region. Instead Mr. Temple and Mr. Ingrasci are students of development finance and evangelists for micro-finance. The students are members of the Whole Planet Foundation, which is also...
  • ** Life 'Accumulated Error' ?

    12/17/2012 11:07:25 AM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    Sipp makes the case that life is accumulated error. Lots of truth in that. Even small errors in facts, in choices, in judgement, build on each other and you eventually you can have a mess that you drag along with you. It's difficult in life to start on a clean slate. In Maritime Academies, they always teach the famous case of the cargo ship leaving NY harbor headed for Brazil in the 1960s. After a day at sea, the ship beached itself on Fire Island on Long Island, NY. The autopilot, as today, was controlled by a gyro. When a...
  • Plan to Pipe Missouri River Water to Colorado

    12/17/2012 11:03:53 AM PST · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 12/11/12
    DENVER (KMOX) - The battle for more river water is about to get even more serious. Along with the debate over whether to send more water down the Missouri River for navigation purposes, enter Colorado in the picture. The Colorado River is low on water and, according to the New York Times, a plan by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is about to be revealed that would take water from the Missouri River and send it into a 600 mile pipeline to the Colorado River. It would provide the Colorado River Basin with 600,000 acre-feet of water each year. The...
  • What if Mary Had Known About Abortion?

    12/17/2012 11:03:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    Recently I saw a t-shirt that said, "The Virgin Mary was an Unwed Teenage Mother." That's true and it reminded me of an interruption that took place at a Quebec pro-life conference back in October of this year. LifeSiteNews.com says about a dozen pro-choice protestors descended upon an evangelical church where the conference was being held, chanting blasphemous slogans, one of which was a French pro-abortion sing-song against the Virgin Mary: Ah si Marie avait connu l'avortment, on n'aurait pas tous ces emmerdement.s. Translated this means, "Oh, If Mary had known about abortion, we wouldn't have to deal with all...
  • Adam Lanza's Mom Pulled Him Out of School: Relative

    12/17/2012 11:01:45 AM PST · by fungoking · 72 replies
    ABC ^ | RANDY KREIDER | RANDY KREIDER
    The aunt of Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza said the shooter's mother pulled him out of Newtown's public school system because she was unhappy with the school district's plans for her son. Adam Lanza's mother Nancy, 52, was the first victim of his Friday shooting spree. Lanza shot Nancy in the face and then drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed 20 students and six adults before taking his own life. Marsha Lanza, who is Adam's aunt and Nancy's ex-sister-in-law, called her former sister-in-law an "awesome ... giving person." She also told Evelyn Holmes of ABC-owned-and-operated station...
  • Madison never meant Second Amendment to allow guns of Sandy Hook shooting

    12/17/2012 10:58:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 17, 2012 | Aaron Burger
    Following the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. by Adam Lanza , many Americans are wondering what exactly our Founding Fathers intended when they set the Second Amendment to paper more than 200 years ago. Surely not the killing of 20 young children and six women.
  • REPORT: NBC REPORTER RICHARD ENGEL MISSING IN SYRIA (Found, #140)

    12/17/2012 10:56:28 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | John Nolte
    NBC is unable to reach its Middle East bureau chief Richard Engel, who was also reporting from inside Syria.
  • Document vindicates Army officer’s teaching on Islam

    12/17/2012 10:55:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | 17DEC12 | Chad Groening
    A law firm that defends and promotes Christian heritage and moral values says it has obtained a document that vindicates an 18-year veteran Army officer who is being disciplined for telling the truth about Islam. The Thomas More Law Center says it has obtained more evidence to prove its contention that the Pentagon is taking its marching orders from Islamic groups in taking extreme disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy. The highly decorated armor officer was excoriated and relieved of a teaching assignment because he discussed negative aspects of Islam...
  • PACKING FOR SCHOOL: GUNS ON CAMPUS (Harrold, TX)

    12/17/2012 10:54:18 AM PST · by okie01 · 13 replies
    Abilene (TX) Reporter-News ^ | August 6, 2009 | Ann Work
    WICHITA FALLS — One year ago, David Thweatt made a decision so controversial and groundbreaking the story about it sped around the world. The superintendent of the isolated Harrold Independent School District, about 30 miles northwest of here, made history last August when he and his school board decided to allow select teachers and staff members at the 110-student school to carry guns on campus — a first for Texas and the nation. For Thweatt and his board, the decision was pure mathematics. The school, which sits in the middle of a prairie, was too far from law enforcement for...
  • Expect more Sandy Hooks, not fewer

    12/17/2012 10:54:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah declares, 'No amount of gun control can save us from ourselves' As American politics and culture turn further away from God, they also run to and fro looking for answers to rising crime, violence, mayhem, rape and sexual immorality of all kinds in all the wrong places. Predictably, this is happening once again as the nation’s media and political elite react in horror, as they should, to the massacre in Newtown, Conn., at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. They focus with laser-like futility and counter-productiveness on inanimate objects as the source of the evil. If only we...
  • Corpse Coup - Sandy Hook Shooting, Media and Medications

    12/17/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 7 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 12/17/2012 | Guy Smith
    Twenty eight corpses hadn’t even cooled before Michael Bloomberg found a TV camera. (Seriously – it takes about several hours for a human body to reach room temperature, but Bloomberg needed less than three to stammer about what he did not know). Ignoring my rule for waiting two news cycles for solid facts to emerge, New York Mayor and perpetual odd job Michael Bloomberg sought to make political hay out of lifeless children before knowing even the most basic elements of last Friday’s Sandy Hook slayings. “Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe,” was one Bloomberg bromide. Then again...
  • Boehner Caves on Taxing the Rich: Will Republicans Go Along?

    12/17/2012 10:41:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December17, 2012 | Stacy Curtin
    The end of the year is two weeks away and the so-called "fiscal cliff" still looms. At the turn of the New Year, $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax hikes are set to take effect if Democrats and Republicans in Congress cannot come together over a fiscal deficit reduction deal. But there are signs that a stalemate may have been broken. Republican House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday he is now willing to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, those individuals making more than a $1 million a year. Conservatives have been staunchly opposed to raising taxes on...
  • 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...
  • Les Miserables: Film Review (Well-sung but bombastic screen version of the musical perennial)

    12/17/2012 9:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2012 | Todd McCarthy
    Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe sing -- and wage a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea -- in Tom Hooper's adaptation of the stage sensation. A gallery of stellar performers wages a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea and a laboriously repetitive visual approach in the big-screen version of the stage sensation Les Miserables. Victor Hugo's monumental 1862 novel about a decades-long manhunt, social inequality, family disruption, injustice and redemption started its musical life onstage in 1980 and has been around ever since, a history of success that bodes well for this lavish, star-laden film. But director Tom Hooper has...
  • Who is the militia?

    12/17/2012 9:28:58 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel Today's crisis is that of this horrible shooting in Connecticut. Am I the only one to notice that the first people out pushing hard for gun control was the journalistic establishment? How about they try educating people for once? The second amendment is very clear. A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall...
  • Wagging the dog in America's schools

    12/17/2012 9:25:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Unable to control its bloated spending habits our local Democrat controlled school board is gearing up for a big hike on beleaguered tax payers. After hiring twelve administrators at near six figure incomes to implement the latest pedagogic evaluation fad, this same board is stiffing overworked and under-appreciated teachers whose salaries rank among Florida’s lowest. Hello! Get rid of the administrative beast and you can balance your budgets and pay your teachers what they deserve. Require the pedagogues to teach one or two classes and you may suddenly see increased appreciation for what the drones in the trenches do on...
  • Terror at Southwest Side Theater, as Gunman, Patron Shot in Lobby [legal gun owner stopped shooter]

    12/17/2012 9:24:24 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    radio.woai.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
    Two people are hospitalized after a gunman chased terrified restaurant patrons into the lobby of the Santikos Mayan 14 movie theater during a showing of "The Hobbit" last night, 1200 WOAI news reprots. Police detectives and sheriff's investigators say the incident started in the China Garden Restaurant on Southwest Military Drive about 9 PM Sunday, when an employee of the restaurant walked in looking for a woman. When the woman, who officials say is also a restaurant employee, wasn't there, the man pulled a gun and attempted to open fire in the restaurant but his weapon jammed. "It started at...
  • Just a thought about Connecticut

    12/17/2012 9:12:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 49 replies
    Vanity | 12/17/12
    Like most of you, I have been thinking of the massacre in CT last week. When we were kids we also played violent games -- cowboys and Indians, Germans and Americans, etc. We "killed" each other all afternoon, went home, then came out the next day after school and battled on. Many hammer-dumb commentators have been braying that a cause of the CT shooting is the violence of video games. I think that's only half-correct. What these talking heads fail to take into account is that video games are free of feedback. When we oldies played cowboys and Indians, we...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 17, 2012

    12/17/2012 9:07:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 96 replies
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  • Goodwill to Men (Erick Erickson on Sandy Hook Massacre)

    12/17/2012 9:05:37 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    On Friday in Connecticut, more than two dozen, mostly children, were gunned down in an act of evil. I once read an account that young men killed on the beaches of Normandy, as they lay dying, called out for their mothers. I tear up at even the glancing thought of the cries of the children in Connecticut and dare not take the mental walk down that road. Children cry out for their mommy and their daddy. Young men on the battlefield, as death comes over them, do the same. It is a natural instinct at life’s end for the young....
  • Valerie Jarrett Pushed Away from Obama Toward End of Campaign

    12/17/2012 9:00:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    alerie Jarrett Pushed Away from Obama Toward End of Campaign Daniel Halper December 17, 2012 11:42 AM During the tail-end of the presidential campaign, Valerie Jarrett, a close aide to Barack Obama, was pushed away from the president. The news of the conflict is reported in a new Politico e-book, which came out today. "Obama adviser Jarrett — a close friend of the First Family but an unpopular figure with much of the president’s staff — was irritated with the debate prep team after the Denver debacle. Another adviser said she made it clear 'the team, and not just the...
  • Michael Gove's war on architecture: curves fail the test

    12/17/2012 8:58:55 AM PST · by Cvengr · 51 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 2Oct12 | Steve Rose
    A clampdown on so-called architectural extravagance means British schools will no longer feature anything other than straight lines. Why is the joy of curves lost on our education secretary? That's Frank Gehry out of the running then. And don't expect to see any new schools paying homage to Antoni Gaudi, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier or even Christopher Wren. And Zaha Hadid might have won the Stirling prize for a school last year (Brixton's Evelyn Grace Academy) but she can forget about building another one here any time soon, no thank you, Dame. You might want to check your child's pockets...
  • Texas school (and others) have armed teachers, administrators, reject "gun free" attitudes

    12/17/2012 8:57:38 AM PST · by rstrahan · 44 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 12/14/2012 | Bill Miller
    David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready. Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns. Thweatt said the "guardian plan," which drew international attention when it was implemented in 2008, definitely enhances student safety. "Is that 100 percent? No," Thweatt said Friday in a telephone interview. "Nothing is 100 percent. But what we do know is that we've done all we can to protect our children."
  • #myjihad: Jordanian Muslim leader, First we take over Damascus, then Tel Aviv

    12/17/2012 8:49:26 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 17, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    "We tell Benjamin Netanyahu, the (Israeli) prime minister, get ready. The army of the Prophet Mohammad is coming your way." Abu Muhammad al-Tahawi, jihadist leader in Syria They can say what they want, kill whom they like, oppress and subjugate at will, and get unequivocal money and support, but if a Jew dares to build a home in Jerusalem, there's hell to pay. "America is the mother of all terror in the world" -- Abed Shihadeh, who is also known as Abu Muhammad al-Tahawi, jihadist leader in Syria Oh, and Obama is backing these jihadi rebels. Jordanian "Salafist leader, First...
  • Another Ordinary Year in America

    12/17/2012 8:47:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/17/12 | Anthony Esolen
    The student congress at Harvard, America’s most prestigious “institution of higher learning,” as the euphemism goes, has voted to provide funds to a campus group promoting sadomasochistic sex. Members of the Love and Fidelity Network, a group promoting chastity before marriage and faithfulness within, voice their opposition, and are widely denounced and ridiculed. A female professor of philosophy at Queen’s University in Ontario writes a book whose title asks us to consider why we should have any children at all. The word “marriage” does not appear in its index. “Marriage” is, however, on the mind of an obscene advice columnist...
  • Mass Shootings And The New Generation Of Young American Zombies

    12/17/2012 8:43:58 AM PST · by joeclarke · 33 replies
    JoeClarke.Net | 12/17/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Adam Lanza (Connecticut School Kid Killer), Jared Loughner (Killed and wounded, including Gabby Giffords), T.J. Lane (Recently killed fellow classmates in Chardon Ohio) ,Brogan Rafferty (Teen conspired to kill Craigslist job applicants), James Holmes (Shot up theater dressed as orange haired Batman Joker), SeungHui Choi (Virginia Tech Massacre), Anders Brevik (2011 Norway Attacks) I cannot recall a time in U.S. history where there was such a proliferation of younger conscienceless males, who created so much death and destruction in one generation  in American society - outside of war. Even during the Vietnam Era, many of us returning vets were admittedly "not quite right," but we were...