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  • About the "Great O's" ("O Antiphons") [Ecumenical]

    12/17/2012 4:24:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | not available | Scriptural
     About the "Great O's" On the evening of December 17 the final phase of preparation for Christmas begins with the first of the great "O Antiphons" of Advent. These prayers are seven jewels of liturgical song, one for each day until Christmas Eve. They seem to sum up all our Advent longing for the Savior. The "O Antiphons" are intoned with special solemnity in monasteries at Vespers, before and after the Magnificat, Mary's prayer of praise and thanksgiving from the Gospel of Luke (2:42-55), which is sung every evening as the climax of this Hour of the Divine Office.A...
  • Knesset Member Hanon: Israel Must “Bring Down” Hamas for Lasting Peace

    12/17/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:57 PM | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, declared in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV that Israel must ultimately “bring down the Hamas regime” to secure peace in the Middle East. “We know it’s temporary. We will have to take action,” Danon, a rising Israeli political star, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “It’s a matter of time until we do. But, unfortunately, when you have such forces, which are full of hatred and enticement, it’s only a matter of time until we will continue with the hatred again. And when you look at Gaza today, you don’t have any...
  • Freep a Poll! ( time to do something about the proliferation of guns in our society?)

    12/17/2012 4:17:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    columbian.com ^ | 12-17-12 | the Columbian
    In the wake of yet another tragic murder spree -- this time in Connecticut -- is it finally time to do something about the proliferation of guns in our society? No. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Yes. Enough with the "guns don't kill people" line. It's time to protect our society against guns. No opinion at this time. 4%
  • vanity - Which state will have the next Democrat African American Senator?

    12/17/2012 4:12:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    As soon as an African American Democrat wins a primary for the rare open senate seat , provided they reach the needed % to avoid a run off ( or the most votes in states not having a run off) then there will an African American Democrat in the Senate. Better chance of Wahington DC becoming a state.
  • Harry Reid: All Options on the Table on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 4:12:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:27 PM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The U.S. Congress must examine what can be done to respond to the Connecticut school shooting, including possibly new legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday. Reid told the Senate he agreed with President Barack Obama that no one law could erase evil, but added “we need to accept the reality that we are not doing enough to protect our citizens.” The remarks were significant coming from Reid, a Democrat from Nevada who during Obama’s first term opposed reviving a ban on assault weapons. … “In the coming days and weeks we’ll engage in a meaningful conversation and...
  • Shortage of critical care paediatric beds,doctors warn

    12/17/2012 3:59:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | December 17,2012 | BBC
    The NHS is facing a shortage of beds to treat critically-ill children,doctors warn.The Paediatric Intensive Care Society and three other medical organisations say all 29 units in the UK are running close to capacity due to a surge in seasonal respiratory illness. The Department of Health is expected to release additional money to help hospitals with winter pressures.On Monday there were 10-20 unoccupied beds available.During the previous week, there were days when virtually all of the beds were full - although doctors stress no child came to any harm as a result.Services stretchedMedics say paediatric services are working hard to...
  • Why didn't Obama seek stricter gun-control measures in Libya?

    12/17/2012 3:52:40 PM PST · by Frankusa · 5 replies
    The Obama Report ^ | 12/17/2012
    In the wake of last week's tragic shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House on Monday said that President Obama would seek some stricter gun-control measures as part of a "comprehensive solution" to curb gun violence. The question arises, however, why didn't President Obama seek stricter gun-control measures in Libya? The Eurasia Review reported last week: President Barack Obama secretly approved an arms transfer to Libyan rebels through Qatar at the height of the rebellion against Moamar Khadhafi... Some of those U.S. weapons ended up in the hands of radical Islamists, including associates of...
  • Stoney the horse back in action after incident with Charlie the dog

    12/17/2012 3:51:58 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 16, 2012 | Andrea Koskey
    Charlie the death row dog is the talk of the town, but the American Staffordshire terrier’s victim is mending his wounds and has finally returned to work after more than two months off. Stoney, the horse who was bitten by Charlie in August, is a retired thoroughbred. He joined the U.S. National Park Service mounted patrol four years ago in Washington, D.C., before transferring to San Francisco in May with his rider, Officer Eric Evans. Evans, who trained Stoney, has been a horse trainer for the Park Service for years. He’s been with the U.S. Park Police for 23 years...
  • Quentin Tarantino: Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy

    12/17/2012 3:50:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/17/12 | Rebecca Macatee
    Don't blame Quentin Tarantino for Friday's tragic Newtown, Conn., shooting. The Django Unchained director is tired of having to defend his use of violence in film. "I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said Saturday at a press junket, per the BBC. "It's a Western. Give me a break."
  • Conscience, Not Guns

    12/17/2012 3:48:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 18, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    From the moment Americans learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last Friday, the entire left — editorialists, columnists, broadcasters, politicians — used the occasion to promote one idea: gun control. For the left, the primary reason for just about all American gun murders is the availability of guns. I have no interest in debating gun control here. I only wish to ask the left one question: We have a massive system of drug control laws. Yet, the left is the first to argue that the war on drugs has been a failure. And whether or not one deems...
  • Prayers Needed for Brother-in-law. (Vanity)

    12/17/2012 3:47:39 PM PST · by MWestMom · 25 replies
    If I could ask for prayers for my brother-in-law and his mother (My mother-in-law). She is 80 years old and has cared for him since he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20's. He has lung cancer and hospice was called in today to set up his bed, etc. She is devastated. They had a very special bond. We wanted him to make it to Christmas. He is looking forward to the family being there.
  • Extended Star Trek trailer shows Captain Kirk hit by self-doubt...

    12/17/2012 3:45:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Earlier this month Trekkies were treated to a minute-long teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited Into Darkness movie. But now fans of the hit Star Trek franchise have another minute of footage to relish with the release of an extended trailer. The latest one is almost two-minutes long, with fast-paced running scenes and fiery explosions, all set to an emotive musical score that descends into a foreboding drone.
  • Mick Taylor levitating

    12/17/2012 3:42:04 PM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies
    At the most recent Rolling Stones two days ago, Newark New Jersey
  • Transsexual Model Connie Fleming Poses As Michelle Obama On The Cover Of Candy Magazine

    12/17/2012 3:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Gloss ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jamie Peck
    The first transsexual style magazine has taken on the first lady for the cover of its Winter 2012 issue, enlisting former model/performer and current fashion illustrator/designer Connie Fleming to pose as Michelle Obama in a most convincing fashion. As you can see, Fleming wears two smart, Obama-ish looking dresses on the twin covers, as well as rocking her signature haircut and megatoned arms. I know hair and makeup go a long way, but the resemblance is pretty close, no? She’s even got the same pointy eyebrows. It appears she’s being sworn into office on one cover, which is kind of...
  • The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis

    12/17/2012 3:27:19 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-17-2012 | Mac Slavo - Daisy Luther
    The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis Daisy Luther December 17th, 2012 The Organic Prepper This article has been generously shared with our community by long-time contributor Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper. First of all, where is the headquarters of this “Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about? And where can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement, one deserving of capital letters. Who is the leader of this “movement”? I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately! The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of...
  • Liberals Coming After Our Guns

    12/17/2012 3:21:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-17-12 | Curt
    The liberals are screaming for more gun control. But explain to me why in a state with one of the most stringent gun control laws in the nation the Sandy Hook massacre still happened? Connecticut has strong gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of most guns without background checks and reduce risks to children, according to the Brady Campaign. In the organization’s 2009 state scorecards released for all 50 states, Connecticut earned 53 points out of a total of 100 and has the nation’s fourth strongest gun laws. “Connecticut has done more than most...
  • Silver Star Families of America Update on Lance Corporal Hammar

    12/17/2012 3:20:27 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    New pictured released
  • Vanity. I have received the best Christmas present ever.

    12/17/2012 3:19:12 PM PST · by saminfl · 62 replies
    Self | Self
    Last March 23, my wife of 54 years was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a positive Philadelphia chromosome. She spent several weeks in the hospital, underwent chemotherapy with all it's problems, and still maintained a positive attitude. She had prayers from all over the country, including from you all on FreeRepublic.On November 27, we went to the University of Alabama Birmingham medical center to begin a clinical trial on a new drug that had only been tested on rats and monkeys. She was required to have at least ten percent leukemia cells in her bone marrow to qualify for...
  • Yucca Mountain: A Post-Mortem

    12/17/2012 3:16:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Adam J. White
    Department of Energy Imagine the following scenario: The President of the United States delivers a speech on nuclear energy. With gasoline prices high and oil being imported from unfriendly countries, the president says that “a more abundant, affordable, and secure energy future” will be a crucial part of getting the nation out of its economic slump. “One of the best potential sources of new electrical energy supplies in the coming decades,” the president notes, “is nuclear power.” But there are obstacles: Nuclear power has become entangled in a morass of regulations that do not enhance safety but that do cause...
  • Federal-State Tug Of War: Drawing The Lines In Immigration Overhaul

    12/17/2012 3:16:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | December 17, 2012 | Debbie Elliott
    Inside a modest storefront in Loxley, Ala., 18-year-old Maria Lola Melisio points out the Mexican spices and other products for sale in her mother's market. "There are the leaves where you make your tamales — you roll them up in that," she says. Melisio has long dark curls and is wearing a houndstooth scarf in support of the Alabama Crimson Tide. When she was 7 years old, she entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico with her mother, and still has a scar on her back from crawling under the border fence. It's a story she's kept secret until now. "We...
  • Saudi rights activist faces apostasy charge

    12/17/2012 3:14:26 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 17, 2012
    A Saudi court on Monday referred a rights activist to a higher court for alleged apostasy, a charge that could lead to the death penalty ... ... Sharia Islamic law strictly applied in Saudi Arabia stipulates death as a punishment for apostasy, but defendants are usually given the chance to repent and escape being beheaded. Saudi blogger Hamza Kashgari was deported in February from Malaysia to the kingdom and is being held in jail to face charges of blasphemy over Twitter comments deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed. Kashgari's comments triggered a wave of calls to execute him, although he...
  • A Call To Ban Steak Knives

    12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 62 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 5/2005 | BBC news
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America" (video)

    12/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD: The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)
  • Video of Extreme kayaking

    12/17/2012 3:11:51 PM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    Riders of the year.
  • Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    12/17/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 123 replies
    USA Today link only
  • The Communist Party USA echoes President Obama's call for more gun control

    12/17/2012 2:57:34 PM PST · by FL2012 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    While most of the nation is still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and continues to mourn the innocent victims, others are already working to exploit the horrific event for political gain. After all, as President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" because a crisis provides an "opportunity to do things that you think [sic] you could not do before."
  • 'Mom would be so proud to see the President holding her granddaughter': ... family meeting Obama

    Watching Barack Obama hug her young daughter, Cristina Hassinger should have felt elated. But the moment was tinged with sadness as the only reason the youngster was in the arms of the president of the U.S. was because her heroic grandmother had been shot dead two days early. Dawn Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and was gunned down trying to stop Adam Lanzer from entering the building. The 47-year-old ran out of a meeting to confront the armed attacker, but she was killed trying to save her pupils. In the hours leading up to...
  • Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting

    12/17/2012 2:50:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/17/12 02:57 PM ET Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal "Department of Peace," which he said is needed to counteract a "cultural matrix" in the United States that produces violence. "On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder," he said on the House floor. "Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today." "Let...
  • Oregon State Rep. Proposes Arming Teachers To Prevent Shootings (video)

    12/17/2012 2:46:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    STATE REP. DENNIS RICHARDSON, (R-OREGON): Well, it's been 13 years since the tragedy in Columbine, almost 6 years since Virginia Tech, and now we all mourn the massacre that occurred in Connecticut last Friday. We cannot continue to be passive when the only person who's armed in a school shooting situation is the shooter himself, the psychopath. What I'm suggesting is that we have campus responders, two or three volunteers, that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members, hopefully maybe prior military, prior law enforcement, but people who are trained who will be armed. And when...
  • Blitzen sets the record straight on Rudolph (VANITY)

    12/17/2012 2:32:59 PM PST · by GeronL · 21 replies
    12-17-2012 | geronl
    Christmas: Setting the Record Straight You heard the story: "Then one foggy Christmas Eve"... Santa asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh. What they don't tell you is that it really was just one, yes one and only one, Christmas Eve. Afterwards Santa took delivery of a highly advanced, nuclear-powered sleigh delivery vehicle. This is the inside word from of the reigndeer involved, Blitzen. "This solved all the problems Santa had of course, the problem is that all of us reigndeer were out of a job. Once Rudolph had broken tradition, all the traditions were thrown out. Elf magic was augmented...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, December-17-2012

    12/17/2012 2:24:33 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 56 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud

    12/17/2012 2:19:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:56 EST, 16 December 2012 | James Rush
    Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 percent of “yes” votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting “took place in darkness”120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stationsEgyptians voted narrowly in favor of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. … Representatives of the seven (rights) groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday’s vote in 10 of Egypt’s 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts. The representatives told a news conference that they had reports of individuals falsely identifying...
  • MAYAN PROPHECY REVEALED!

    12/17/2012 2:16:50 PM PST · by Weedle · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12-17-2012 | John Douglas
    Mystery of the Mayan Calendar finally revealed
  • Connecticut statutes - it was ALREADY BANNED!!

    12/17/2012 2:11:58 PM PST · by djf · 43 replies
    Connecticut gov website ^ | N/A | CT State
    I just checked on what Connecticut law says about firearms. Now, I don't agree with the law particularly. But I did find this: CHAPTER 943 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY Sec. 53-202a. Assault weapons: Definition. (1) Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms: Algimec Agmi; Armalite AR-180; Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol; Auto-Ordnance Thompson type; Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type; Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1; Beretta AR-70; Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol; Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P; Chartered Industries of Singapore...
  • A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details

    12/17/2012 2:11:44 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 130 replies
    Washington Post - Wonkblog ^ | 17 Dec 12 | Erza Klein
    <p>All at once, a “fiscal cliff” deal seems to be coming together. Speaker John Boehner’s latest offer doesn’t go quite far enough for the White House to agree, but it goes far enough that many think they can see the agreement taking shape.</p>
  • Mayor Of San Juan Capistrano Attacked On City Street

    12/17/2012 2:05:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 17, 2012 10:49 AM
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of San Juan Capistrano is recovering Monday after being attacked while walking with his wife over the weekend. Mayor John Taylor and his wife were leaving a Christmas event around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the attack happened, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The couple was walking along Old Los Rios and Del Obispo Streets when they heard someone walking behind them, authorities said. As Taylor and his wife moved off to the side, Taylor was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by two heavy-set Hispanic suspects. The men continued...
  • The student debt explosion: Higher education bubble threatens to add to nation’s economic woes

    12/17/2012 2:05:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/2012
    President Obama and members of Congress have spent so much that the federal debt is headed toward $16.4 trillion. Those lawmakers must be using budgetary skills they picked up in college, as undergrads around the nation are racking up red ink at a record pace. Student loan debt jumped $42 billion last quarter, the New York Federal Reserve reported last week, bringing the total owed to about $1 trillion. That’s more than Americans owe on automobile loans or credit cards, and school bills have become so large that many have found themselves unable to pay. The official student loan delinquency...
  • Congrats, Barry. US falls out of top 10 most prosperous nations

    12/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    You know that period between sleep and wakefulness where you're not quite sure you're still dreaming? I read this blog item at Powerline and had the exact same reaction: Via InstaPundit, we learn that for the first time, the United States does not rank as one of the world's ten most prosperous nations, as rated by London's Legatum Institute. The authors of the report found that the U.S.'s slippage is being driven by "a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead." Well, they're right: in Barack Obama's America, hard work...
  • Feds Run Amok With Arroyo Over-Regulation

    12/17/2012 1:53:53 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Dec 16 2012 | Albuquerque Journal
    To paraphrase, the arroyo to hell is paved with good intentions, illegally dumped garbage, dead trees and underbrush. Just ask Peter and Françoise Smith. They had the audacity to clear debris out of the arroyo on their property behind their home, off N.M. 14 southwest of Santa Fe. Peter Smith says “people dumped garbage down there, and there was a beetle infestation that took out a lot of the pińon.” He says the estimated 600 dead trees presented a fire hazard and the non-native “salt cedar was getting to the point it was so thick you couldn’t walk through it....
  • “Jesus was gay”! Church sparks outrage with claim son of God “should come out” (NZ)

    12/17/2012 1:52:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:12 EST, 17 December 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    It is the season of glad tidings and forgiveness. But many Christians living in Auckland, New Zealand, are struggling to find goodwill in their hearts for the latest in a series of controversial billboards coming out from the Church of St. Matthew in the City. “It’s Christmas. Time for Jesus to come out”, the sign proclaims, with an image of baby Jesus as a toddler in a manger, surrounded by a rainbow halo. The billboard was put up by the Reverend Glynn Cardy, who said it was meant to “lift” the humanity of Jesus. But it is likely to face...
  • MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South'

    12/17/2012 1:52:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South' By Elizabeth Harrington December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Sunday he is “uncomfortable” using the phrase “right-to-work” because it has its origins in the “segregationist white supremacist south.” “I’m not going to use the phrase [right to work] that is commonly used because it is such a ridiculous—let me just give people a little bit of history here,” Hayes said on his show, “Up With Chris Hayes.” He made the comment in connection with Michigan’s new right-to-work law. “The phrase is coined by a guy...
  • NOAA.gov - (Subject: C5c) Why Don't We Try to Destroy Tropical Cyclones by Nuking Them?

    Subject: C5c) Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them? Contributed by Chris Landsea During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms. Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea. Now for a more rigorous scientific explanation of why this would not be an effective...
  • Taking Advantage of the Newtown Massacre

    12/17/2012 1:35:56 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 17, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The spotlight brings glory, even posthumously. Glory is politically useful. There have been more "news" reports than there has been substantive, confirmed news about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. That's to be expected. At some level horror is relished -- even by sane adults -- provided it can be relished vicariously. That's why motion pictures, video games and similar forms of entertainment providing vicarious enjoyment of horror are popular. We cannot (consistently with the First Amendment) prohibit the media from publicizing massacres and other horrors; without the First Amendment we could do so. There have been calls for more "gun control,"...
  • Vanity - An Attempt at a Concise Gun Control Argument

    12/17/2012 1:33:24 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 49 replies
    12/17/12 | dagogo redux
    Historically, the world’s worst gun violence against fellow citizens has overwhelmingly occurred when the military and police forces of would be tyrants were not balanced by an adequately armed citizenry.
  • In Recent Years, a Drop in Public Support for Gun Control Laws

    12/17/2012 1:23:10 PM PST · by An Old Man · 41 replies
    Tecaucus ^ | MARJORIE CONNELLY
    Support for gun control measures has steadily dropped over the last decade, and previous mass shootings had little effect on public opinion about gun laws. It is too early to tell if the age and the number of the victims in the killings in Newtown, Conn., will now have an impact on attitudes toward gun control.
  • Rome's New and Novel Concept of Tradition Living Tradition (Viva Voce - Whatever We Say)

    12/17/2012 1:19:04 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 413 replies
    Monergism.com ^ | 12/17/2012 | William Webster
    In the history of Roman Catholic dogma, one can trace an evolution in the theory of tradition. There were two fundamental patristic principles which governed the early Church's approach to dogma. The first was sola Scriptura in which the fathers viewed Scripture as both materially and formally sufficient. It was materially sufficient in that it was the only source of doctrine and truth and the ultimate authority in all doctrinal controversies. It was necessary that every teaching of the Church as it related to doctrine be proven from Scripture. Thomas Aquinas articulated this patristic view when he stated that canonical...
  • Yes, we the people demand a gun control bill (Vanity)

    12/17/2012 1:12:34 PM PST · by afret68 · 18 replies
    Yes, the American people demand that congress submit and approve together with senate approval and presidential signature the following: No elected politician nor appointed administrator, have any security protection involving a gun of any description
  • Richard Engel: NBC News Correspondent Reportedly Missing In Syria Since

    12/17/2012 1:12:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Richard Engel has reportedly gone missing in Syria, with the NBC News foreign correspondent out of touch since last Thursday. Reports of EngelÂ’s disappearance have come from Turkish news sources, which also note that a Turkish journalist working with Engel, Aziz AkyavaĹź, has also gone missing. Engel had been reporting on the ongoing conflict between rebels and forces backing President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PST · by Faith · 28 replies
    December 17, 2012 | Faith
    Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...