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  • Why does anyone need an "Assault Rifle"?

    12/18/2012 12:47:32 PM PST · by woofer2425 · 208 replies
    woofer2425 | woofer2425
    Bob Beckel on Fox news asked yesterday, "Why does anyone need an "assault rifle"? I thought...Why does anyone need a 900 HP muscle car?...they could drive an East German wondercar like the Trabant or a Yaris or some other meager means of transport which aren't so "wasteful and dangerous". Why is there 1st class seating on airliners? Why are there multi CPU, overclocked computers when a plain vanilla Dell would be adequate? I know you could come up with many more examples like this. There are many choices we have the privledge to make because we live in this wonderful...
  • White House: Obama would support new gun laws

    12/18/2012 12:46:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | December18, 2012 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    OBAMA TO GO FOR GUNS http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/12/white-house-obama-would-support-new-gun-laws-152297.html
  • Zooey Deschanel Officially Divorced From Death Cab's Ben Gibbard

    12/18/2012 12:45:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Cue up your most mournful Death Cab for Cutie mix, because the adorkable marriage between Zooey Deschanel and indie rocker Ben Gibbard is officially kaput. People mag reports their divorce was finalized on Dec. 12, a little more than a year after they split.
  • Did You Really Think Facebook Wouldn't Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Ads?

    12/18/2012 12:42:47 PM PST · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 18, 2012 | Robert Hof
    Instagram just set off a bomb inside its new privacy policy and terms of service. New wording essentially makes it possible to turn people’s photos posted after Jan. 16 using Instagram into advertisements. In other words, that sutro-toned picture of your beloved Lhasa apso freshly coiffed after her grooming might well become an ad for Classy Canine Dog Salon. The language at issue: [Y]ou hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, except that you can control who can view certain of...
  • Has World War II carrier pigeon message been cracked?

    12/18/2012 12:25:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 16 December 2012 Last updated at 12:36 ET | Anna Browning
    Gord Young, from Peterborough, in Ontario, says it took him 17 minutes to decypher the message after realising a code book he inherited was the key. Mr Young says the 1944 note uses a simple World War I code to detail German troop positions in Normandy. GCHQ says it would be interested to see his findings. Blocks of code The message was discovered by 74-year-old David Martin when he was renovating the chimney of his house in Bletchingley, Surrey. Among the rubbish, he found parts of a dead pigeon - including a leg, attached to which was a red canister....
  • Feder's Rules For A Conservative Resurgence (Part II)

    12/18/2012 12:18:05 PM PST · by massmike
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/18/2012 | Don Feder
    Toward the end of his presidency, Calvin Coolidge said of his presumptive successor, Herbert Hoover (who he regularly derided as “Wonder Boy”), “That man has offered me unsolicited advice every day for six years, all of it bad.” In the aftermath of the 2012 election, the conservative movement is swamped with unsolicited advice, much of it ranging from the bad to the bizarre, to the atrocious. It comes from consultants whose reputation is built on running losing campaigns, domesticated conservative commentators for the mainstream media, pragmatists who are willing to jettison the principals they’ve never really believed in for a...
  • The Only Way to Stop School Shootings

    12/18/2012 12:17:40 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/12 | William A Levinson
    Senator Dianne Feinstein's ghoulish eagerness to exploit the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut for political gain is reminiscent of stock horror movie villains who need and crave the blood of innocents for their unholy agendas. Feinstein's agenda is an "assault weapon" ban, and it needs to be shut down before it gets started. Suppose that Feinstein had somehow been able to make all magazines larger than 10 rounds disappear overnight. Mass murderer Adam Lanza would have had to switch magazines more frequently but, as he was the only armed person present in the school, he could have done that at his...
  • Double Standards on Death

    12/18/2012 12:17:29 PM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society,” President Obama said at the memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, “but that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely we can do better than this. If there’s even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that’s visited Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek and Newtown and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that, then surely we have an obligation to...
  • The Left’s Renewed Assault on the NRA

    12/18/2012 12:13:00 PM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    While much of the country mourns the horrific death of the 26 children and adults murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut at the hands of an alleged mentally unstable individual who also killed his mother, the Left lost no time in shamelessly exploiting the tragedy. In fact, Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY) used the word “exploit” in urging President Obama to take advantage of the Newtown massacre to prod Congress into passing stronger gun control legislation. The Left’s avowed goal is to use what happened to galvanize support for cutting the Second Amendment into pieces and...
  • How to stop the slaughter of the innocents

    12/18/2012 12:09:22 PM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | December 17, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah on what happens when gun owners fight back against criminals In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, leave it to the state-run media and politicians who surround themselves with armed security at all times to offer up exactly the wrong prescription to stopping the slaughter of more innocents. It was as predictable as clockwork that those who seek a state monopoly on firepower would exploit a tragedy like this to push for unconstitutional, counter-productive, anti-American solutions to a mess they helped create. Let me give you some things to think about – things you won’t likely...
  • Ted Nugent: Gun-free zone is mass murderer's dream

    12/18/2012 12:08:47 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    wacotrib.com (outdated link) ^ | April 22, 2007 | Ted Nugent
    Try these on for size: Columbine High School. Gun-free zone. New York City pizza shop. Gun-free zone. Pearl (Miss.) High School. Gun-free zone. Luby's Cafeteria. Gun-free zone. The Amish school in Pennsylvania. Gun-free zone.Virginia Tech University. Gun-free zone.Anybody see what the evil Sarah Brady and her denial-infested gun-banning cult have created? I personally have zero tolerance for evil and denial. And America had best wake up real quick to this fact: The brain-dead celebration of unarmed helplessness will get you killed every time. I've about had enough of it. Conversely, at a Salt Lake City shopping mall, as occurs every...
  • LAPD Bomb Squad Investigating Threat At Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    12/18/2012 12:06:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 18, 2012 9:28 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a threat made against the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. According to KNX1070, a phone threat was made around 7:53 a.m. Tuesday prompting the LAPD’s bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package at the synagogue, located at 3663 Wilshire Boulevard. The package was found in a police cruiser, the station reported. The temple was empty at the time of the threat. No evacuation order was issued, however the temple was placed on locked down. Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street, between Kingsly Street and Hobart Avenue, have been shut down as police...
  • Tragedy at Newtown

    12/18/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by SLB · 6 replies
    RZIM News ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | Ravi Zacharis
    The tragedy that shook Newtown, Connecticut, and indeed the entire nation, defies analysis. What must have gone on in the mind of this young man for him to walk into a school of little children and wreak such devastating carnage numbs the soul. At the same time this was happening, I was under the surgeon’s blade for minor surgery. When I left the recovery room and returned home, among the first pieces of news on my phone was the news of this mass killing. Something within me hoped that I was still not clear-headed, but I knew deep inside that...
  • Russian Warships Sail For Syria, Large Anti-Submarine Ship For Waters Near Iran

    12/18/2012 12:05:29 PM PST · by drewh · 9 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | December 18, 2012, 7:11 PM
    Russian warships set out Tuesday, Dec. 18, for two Middle East flashpoint destinations: Naval sources in Moscow reported that two assault ships, a tanker and an escort vessel were detached from the Baltic Fleet and are sailing for the Syrian port of Tartus – possibly to evacuate Russian citizens. A second naval group led by Russia’s largest anti-submarine vessel, the Severomorsk, is on its way to the Gulfs of Aden and Oman close to the Persian Gulf and Iran. The ships destined for Syria are the Russian fleet’s two largest amphibious assault vessels, the Kaliningrad and the Alexander Shabalin, which...
  • NASA's GRAIL lunar mission ends with two crashed satellites

    12/18/2012 12:03:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    tech hive ^ | Dec 18, 2012 11:25 AM | Kevin Lee
    After skimming the moon’s surface for nearly a year, NASA’s two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) drones ended their mission on Monday by crashing into a mountain located at the Moon’s north pole. While it might sound like an accident, the crash was actually a planned maneuver. The decision to crash the two spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, was made after NASA's scientists evaluated that the drones could no longer function with low fuel levels. More importantly, if the probes were to be left in low orbit, there was the possibility that they could damage one of the previous Apollo...
  • Kobe's ego is Lakers' big problem

    12/18/2012 12:01:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec 18, 2012 2:17 PM ET | Jason Whitlock
    The root cause of the Lakers’ dysfunction has been consistent for 15 years. It is Kobe Bryant’s ego, his desperate pursuit of Michael Jordan’s legacy. L.A.’s Dwight Howard experiment is going to explode and implode in spectacular fashion unless someone in the Lakers organization is bold enough to kill Kobe’s Michael Jordan avatar so that Howard’s Bill Russell avatar can emerge and lead the Lakers. You follow? The wrong player is driving the Lakers. Dwight Howard is the second-most talented player in the league. He’s the single-most gifted defensive player the NBA has seen since Bill Russell. On a properly...
  • Mark Levin: "How Come Obama Did Not Mention Fort Hood?" (audio)

    12/18/2012 11:58:07 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 18, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: Over the weekend, the president was speaking and, really, when he got to his politics it was just stomach turning. There he is, in the middle of that little town … and he named four instances in where there were, what, massacres? But he left one out. I immediately realized -- and my brother emailed me too -- what happened to Fort Hood? How come he didn't mention Fort Hood? How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood where 13 human beings were slaughtered and there were several survivors. Because, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, Fort Hood...
  • LA Police Chief Announces Plan For Random Patrols Of Elementary, Middle Schools

    12/18/2012 11:57:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    (AP) Los Angeles' police chief says he plans to step up patrol of the city's elementary and middle schools by assigning officers to visit them at least once a day. Charlie Beck said at a speech Sunday that he wants to start the program when students in the nation's second-largest school district return from winter break. Beck told KCAL-TV that the Los Angeles School Police department is stretched thin meeting the needs of high schools across the city. So he wants all LAPD officers to visit an elementary or middle school at least once a day. It's part of an...
  • Brady group: Arming teachers ‘insane’

    12/18/2012 11:54:34 AM PST · by Enosh · 64 replies
    Odd Onion ^ | 2012-12-18 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The head of the country’s most prominent gun control advocacy group on Tuesday called a Texas GOP congressman’s idea to arm teachers “insane.” “There are 40 people behind me who would love to respond to that,” said Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, when asked at a Capitol Hill press conference about Rep. Louie Gohmert’s suggestion to arm teachers and principals to prevent future school shootings. “But in their spirit, I will do on behalf of them: That’s insane.” Gross, whose brother was wounded during a mass shooting at the Empire State Building in...
  • There’s No Revolt, No Coup,’ Say House Republicans (GOP unites to raise taxes)

    12/18/2012 11:51:27 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 34 replies
    “It’s important that we protect as many American taxpayers as we can,” Boehner told reporters. “Our Plan B would protect American taxpayers who make $1 million or less.” For Americans making more than $1 million, the tax rate on their income over that amount would rise from 35 percent, the current rate, to 39.6 percent. Boehner hopes to bring his “Plan B” legislation to the floor later this week, and plans to update members on the schedule Tuesday night. In the meantime, he said, Republicans should argue that they’re working hard to protect current tax rates. The Tuesday meeting began...
  • Senator Questions Homeland Security Spending

    12/18/2012 11:51:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla) charged that the Department of Homeland Security has squandered huge sums in its Urban Area Security Initiative grant program. Included in his list of dubious outlays were funds used to buy sno-cone machines in Michigan, a video produced by the City of Jacksonville, Florida warning residents to be wary of people with above average intelligence, and travel to posh resorts for “security training” conferences. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her agency and maintained that “the Senator’s understanding of security matters is deficient. We carefully consider each grant request. We wouldn’t approve any spending that wasn’t...
  • Fast and Furious gun found at Mexican crime scene (Beauty Queen Maria Gamez)

    12/18/2012 11:50:49 AM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    cbs ^ | December 18, 2012, 12:38 PM | Sharyl Attkinsson
    Another weapon from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency's controversial Operation Fast and Furious was recently recovered at a Mexican crime scene, CBS News has learned. Congressional investigators say the crime scene was likely where a recent shootout took place between reported Sinaloa drug cartel members and the Mexican military, in which Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed. According to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Justice Department did not notify Congress of the Fast and Furious firearm recovery in November, even though Grassley has requested an accounting of weapons that...
  • Amnesty And The U.S. Labor Market

    12/18/2012 11:47:40 AM PST · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | December 2012 | Steven A. Camarota
    7 to 8 million illegal immigrants are thought to be holding jobs - The U-3 unemployment rate for USA born workers who have only a high school education is 10.4% - The U-6 unemployment rate for USA born workers who have only a high school education is 18.1%
  • Walking Dead Christmas Special

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VKHZDwfY6k&feature=youtu.be
  • Do you support ending the [Florida] state's ban on guns in schools? (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    12/18/2012 11:41:37 AM PST · by rarestia · 18 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 18 December 2012 | Staff
    Do you support ending the state's ban on guns in schools? Yes(50%) No(43%) Don't know(7%)
  • President Barack Obama could use executive privilege for gun control

    12/18/2012 11:41:14 AM PST · by An Old Man · 80 replies
    usnews ^ | December 18, 2012 | Teresa Welsh
    Calls for increased gun control are being renewed in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting last Friday, and President Barack Obama indicated he would pursue measures to stop such events from happening in the future. Obama said at a memorial service Sunday that he would "use whatever power this office holds" to prevent such massacres. In yet another high-profile public shooting, 20 children and six adults were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School when a gunman forced his way in and began firing. Obama spoke strongly about the failure of the country to protect its children, and suggested...
  • #MyJihad: Jihadi leader to Christians: Convert to Islam or die

    12/18/2012 11:39:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 18, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    "Christians must choose 'Islam or death,' while their women and daughters may legitimately be regarded as wives of Muslims" The enemedia's criminal silence on the relentless and bloody march of Islamic surpremacists on the backs and the bodies of non-Muslims is a war crime, too. And worse, the media is complicit in helping to destroy those who dare to speak out against ethnic cleansing, persecution of religious minorities, the bloody punishments of the sharia. Obama is backing these savages. That gives you a window into his soul. Jihadi leader to Christians: Convert to Islam or die YNET VIDEO - Jihadi...
  • Fort Hood suspect allowed to keep beard at trial

    12/18/2012 11:38:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 18, 2012
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will be allowed to keep his beard during his military trial. The new judge overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan's case told Hasan during a Tuesday hearing that the beard is a violation of Army regulations.
  • #MyJihad: Horrific footage shows Obama-supported 'Syrian rebels' forcing boy to behead captive...

    12/18/2012 11:34:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 18, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    This is who our commander-in-chief has this once great nation supporting. These are the savages that Obama has recognised as the legitimate leaders of the Syrian people. This is the side he can most relate to. Horrific footage shows 'Syrian rebels' forcing boy to behead captive with sword WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Disturbing video is purportedly the work of the Free Syrian Army Boy is egged on by older men chanting Allahu Akbar', or 'God is great' Rebels said to have taken control of a military base close to Damascus By Daniel Miller, 11 December 2012 It is perhaps the most...
  • Looking to beat Feinstein's ban -- AR-15 Recommendations? (Vanity)

    12/18/2012 11:34:01 AM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 55 replies
    FR ^ | 12/18/2012 | SnakeDoctor
    Since I've been hearing rumblings about Feinstein reviving her dumbassed assault weapons ban, and I have limited confidence in the spine of the GOP Congress -- I'm in the market for an AR-15. My wife was going to get me a crossbow or 30-06 sniper rifle for my 10th wedding anniversary this month (she's definitely a keeper) ... but neither of those are likely to be banned, so I'll move the AR up the list. I looked at a local tactical firearms dealer yesterday evening. They had a DPMS/Panther Arms military-spec AR-15 with a rail system in 5.56 for a...
  • TIME Reveals Shortlist for Person of the Year 2012 (undocumented workers, Bill & Hillary Clinton)

    12/18/2012 11:31:04 AM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Nick Carbone | Dec. 18, 2012
    The unveiling of TIME’s Person of the Year is less than 24 hours away, and on the Today show Tuesday morning, hosts named the eight frontrunners for this year’s cover. The shortlist rounds up an elite list of famous names in business, politics and science. It includes Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade for better girls’ education; U.S. president Barack Obama; Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi; and Bill and Hillary Clinton for their global humanitarian and political activism. Two prominent business leaders also made the cut: Marissa Mayer, CEO...
  • Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

    12/18/2012 11:28:41 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 45 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 December 2012 | Brid-Aine Parnell
    Remember when the internet was young, moving your bulky monitor was a two-person job and 1.4MB disks didn't look like a typo? Back then (most) people didn't have to choose which web search engine they were going to use: it came prepared by the operating system maker, such as Microsoft and MSN Search, or the folks you got your broadband from, like AOL Search. These days many still aren't looking very far for a search engine: Google remains dominant, but an aberrant few are into Bing, Baidu, Yahoo! and Ask.com. Some web crawlers were crushed by the Chocolate Factory's massive...
  • Study revisits mystery of Egyptian King Ramesses III's killing

    12/18/2012 11:28:15 AM PST · by Renfield · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-18-2012 | CNN Staff
    Forget old conspiracy theories about snake bites and fatal poisons. Egyptian King Ramesses III died after a brutal throat slashing, a new study says. The study provides the latest twist in a mystery that has long perplexed researchers. Did a venomous viper take him out? Poison? An assassination plot in a reign tainted by war? And if it were the latter, who did it? Researches say he died at the hands of a killer in a plot planned by one of his wives and a son who wanted to succeed him....
  • Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown

    12/18/2012 11:27:06 AM PST · by absalom01 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2012 | DAVID KOPEL
    Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased? Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes. It is also true that the total U.S. homicide rate has fallen by over half since 1980, and the gun homicide rate has fallen along with it. Today, Americans are safer from violent crime, including gun homicide, than they have been at any time since the mid-1960s. ... Real gun-free zones are a wonderful idea, but they are only real if they are created by metal detectors backed up by armed guards. Pretend gun-free zones, where law-abiding adults...
  • Senate Film Festival: Benjamin Géza Affleck May Run For Kerry's Seat

    12/18/2012 11:21:35 AM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 18 Dec 2012, 11:01 AM PDT | by Breitbart News
    According to CBS reporter Jon Keller, actor-director Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, aka Ben Affleck, a longtime liberal and devotee of anti-American author Howard Zinn, is considering running for John Kerry’s open Senate seat in Massachusetts. Writes Keller: Go ahead and laugh if you want to, but keep in mind, anyone who’s over 30, a citizen, and able to get 10,000 certified signatures can enter this race. And you don’t even have to be a legal resident of Massachusetts until Election Day. With Ashley Judd considering a run for Senate in Kentucky and Al Franken already in the Senate from Minnesota, the...
  • Pelosi Backed Boehner's Tax Cut Proposal

    12/18/2012 11:13:09 AM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | December 18, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    Speaker of the House John Boehner's "Plan B" to avert the fiscal cliff would cut taxes for incomes under $1 million — a higher threshold than the White House demands, but one that had a powerful backer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In May, Pelosi sent Boehner a letter calling for the immediate passage of a middle class tax cuts up to that level, while President Barack Obama was on the campaign trail calling for taxes to rise on incomes over $250,000. The White House has since revised that target at $400,000 in ongoing negotiations with Boehner, but has shown...
  • Switching Policies Could Have Saved A Bundle On Your Income Taxes... (pic)

    12/18/2012 11:04:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-18-12 | The Looking Spoon
    By saved I mean rescued...
  • Reuters Flash: Obama Supports Sen. Feinstein's Intent To Try Reinstating Assault Weapons Sale Ban

    12/18/2012 11:03:42 AM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:21pm EST | Reporting by Matt Spetalnick)
    President Barack Obama supports U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's effort to craft legislation to reinstate an assault-weapons ban and would also back any law to close a loophole in gun-show sales, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney offered some of the first specifics on how Obama intends to make good on his promise to address gun violence in the aftermath of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 people, including 20 children. "It's clear that as a nation we haven't done enough to address the scourge of gun violence," Carney told reporters....
  • Egypt orders probe into alleged vote violations

    12/18/2012 10:57:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2012 1:41 PM EST | Maggie Michael
    Thousands of Egyptian protesters marched on the presidential palace and Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square on Tuesday to protest a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution, after the country’s Justice Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of widespread voting irregularities during Saturday’s first round of voting on the document. Since the country’s political crisis erupted more than three weeks ago, the opposition has kept the pressure on the government of President Mohammed Morsi with mass marches that at times have seen turnouts of hundreds of thousands. Morsi’s Islamist supporters have countered with rallies of their own.Chanting “down with Brotherhood rule,” and “your constitution...
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller had or has a Colt AR-15. In 1994 he had one in DC.

    12/18/2012 10:55:55 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 5 replies
    Calguns.net Forum ^ | 09/17/2009 | CalGuns- poster lomalinda
    HYPOCRISY - Many may have forgotten that in 1994 Senator Rockefeller was caught in a slight scuffle with DC police over gun control laws. The following account appears on the Future of Freedom Foundation web site. http://www.ff.org/freedom/0496d.asp "Yet, as with most holy wars, some of the warriors are not without the taint of hypocrisy. Senator John Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, was a fervent supporter of the crime bill and the assault-weapons ban. A few days after the bill passed the Senate, the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail reported from Washington: "If burglars are casing big houses around here, they may...
  • 22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America

    12/18/2012 10:50:49 AM PST · by blam · 121 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-18-2012 | Michael Snyder
    22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America By Michael Snyder December 17th, 2012 When are we finally going to admit that we have a very serious problem with this generation of young men in America? We have failed them so dramatically that it is hard to put it into words. We have raised an entire generation of young males that don't know how to be men, and many of them feel completely lost. Sometimes they feel so lost that they "snap" in very destructive ways. Adam Lanza and James Holmes are two...
  • Sandy Hook shooting: What happened?

    12/18/2012 10:46:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    At the police station, dispatchers began to take calls from inside the school. Authorities say the first emergency call about the shooting came in at "approximately" 9:30 a.m. "Sandy Hook school. Caller is indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building," a dispatcher told fire and medical personnel, according to 911 tapes. Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls. Police report that no law enforcement officers discharged their weapons at any point. The gunman took his own life, police said. He took out a handgun and shot himself in a classroom...
  • Mexico government says security policy failing

    12/18/2012 10:46:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2012 10:26 PM EST | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    A top minister in Mexico’s new government harshly criticized the U.S.-backed attack on drug cartel leaders for causing violence to surge, while officials offered some limited details on a planned shift in security strategy. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong opened a meeting Monday of the National Security Council, saying that under the strategy of former President Felipe Calderon, who left office Dec. 1, “financial resources dedicated to security have more than doubled, but unfortunately, crime has increased.” …
  • Sen. Lieberman: Adam Lanza Had ‘Hypnotic’ Involvement With Violent Video Games

    12/18/2012 10:45:21 AM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Beltway Confidential ^ | December 18, 2012 | 11:30 am | Paul Bedard
    Sen. Joe Lieberman I-Conn. this morning addressed the tragic shooting in Connecticut, pointing out that violent video games lead some people to become killers. “Very often these young men have an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture – particularly violent video games,” Lieberman said, about people involved in mass shootings. “And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men but mass murderers.” Liberman added that he heard “rumors” that Adam Lanza fell into this category. Liberman reminded his colleagues that not everyone who played violent video games were killers, but noted...
  • 3 Arrests in Massive Canada Maple Syrup Theft.

    12/18/2012 10:42:35 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/18/2012 | AP
    Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply. Quebec produces up to 80 percent of the world's maple syrup.
  • Early Reviews: (Oscar Favorite) 'Zero Dark Thirty' Vindicates Bush, Cheney, Waterboarding

    12/18/2012 10:38:31 AM PST · by drewh · 5 replies
    Andrew Breitbarts Big Hollywood ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | by AWR Hawkins
    Early reviews indicate that "Zero Dark Thirty" may not be the pro-Obama propaganda film everyone feared it would be. Far from it, early screeners are talking foremost about how the film provides a vindication of the George W. Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation techniques. Particularly waterboarding. Therefore, instead of being a film about what Obama has done, "[Zero Dark Thirty] subtly presents President Obama and by extension the entire Democrat establishment and its supporters in the media as hindering the effort to find bin Laden by politicizing [enhanced] interrogation techniques and striking a pose against them that was naive...
  • Has Ann Barnhardt been arrested by the Feds?

    12/18/2012 10:36:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Ann Barnhardt declared a tax strike and had her bank account seized by the IRS in November. She has not posted on her site for nine days. Does anyone know what is going on with her? A Discussion With Ann Barnhardt About Her Tax Strike
  • Team Obama still raising money--off Sandy Hook shootings

    12/18/2012 10:34:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/18/12 | Paul Bedard
    They won the campaign handily and even had $14.2 million to spare, but the Obama-Biden campaign is still raising money, this time off the president's comments about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut. In email from chief campaign advisor David Axelrod that urges supporters to watch President Obama's moving address to the community of Newtown, there are two links that open a page with a video player featuring the president's speech and two donate buttons asking for $15-$1,000 for his campaign. "The next chapter begins today. Stand with President Obama for the next four years," headlines the donation...
  • FReep a poll: Should tougher gun control laws be enacted?

    12/18/2012 10:34:25 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 12 replies
    From my local newspaper's website. http://hsconnect.com/
  • Pal of jailed Marine Jon Hammar recounts pal's last day of freedom in Mexico

    12/18/2012 10:34:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 18, 2012
    The fellow Marine who was with Jon Hammar when Mexican customs officials arrested him for carrying an illegal shotgun said his friend made every effort to follow the law, but got bad information from officials on both sides of the border. Ian McDonough, 27, told FoxNews.com that four U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Hammar before he crossed into Mexico that as long as the required permit, which he completed, was submitted and he declared the gun to Mexican authorities, there would be no problem in bringing the vintage shotgun across the border. "Jon was told to fill out...