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  • Will The War On Christmas Include Michelle Obama Whipping Santa Into Shape?

    12/18/2012 5:43:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-18-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Major League Dreidel Players Put Competitive Spin on Classic Hanukkah Game

    12/18/2012 5:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | December 14, 2012
    This isn't your bubbe's game of dreidel. More than 30 competitors spun for glory Thursday night as part of a Major League Dreidel contest at Full Circle Bar on Grand Street. With team names ranging from "Hanukkah Hustlers" and "Latkatonic" to "Gimel Da Loot," the particpants played a modified game of the holiday classic, in which spinners tried to land their dreidels on a Hebrew letter or in hole at the end of the table for maximum points. MLD founder and referee Eric Pavoney, aka the "Knishiner," called the contest a "cross between shuffleboard and cornhole." "Dreidel is not just...
  • Did Boehner Just Propose Pelosi's Plan?

    12/18/2012 5:42:28 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 18 December 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have I got this right? I think I do, 'cause I usually have most things right. Sorry. I know that makes people nervous. Well, being confident in what you believe makes people nervous, particularly women. That's what I've been told. I'm trying to dial that back. I'm trying to sound more unsure of myself as a way of expanding the audience. A little bit less confident so as to be less threatening. Squishy. Well, yeah, funnier, squishier, less threatening, less confident, more indecisive, seems to be the stuff that gets rewarded today. Anyway, I think I do...
  • In nation's capital, the government robs from the poor and gives to the rich

    12/18/2012 5:41:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/2012 | Rick Moran
    Reuters has begun a series of articles on income inequality in America and lo and behold, they discovered that a major culprit behind the gap is the government itself. The initial offering in the series details what has happened in Washington, D.C. since the "War on Poverty" began: ******** In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government's help. And the rich are getting richer because of it. The top 5 percent of households in Washington, D.C., made more than $500,000 on average last year, while the bottom 20...
  • Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly ‘climate change clearinghouse' (the hoax continues)

    12/18/2012 5:36:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly ‘climate change clearinghouse'By Ben Geman - 12/18/12 04:08 PM ET Senate Democrats — and any interested Republicans — will huddle weekly on climate change in the next Congress in an “open forum” to help craft and support legislation, the plan’s architect said. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Tuesday that the “climate change clearinghouse” will also focus on working with the Obama administration and keeping members of abreast of the latest science. Boxer said she will co-chair the clearinghouse alongside the chairmen of the Senate...
  • Silvio Berlusconi: "Italy May Be Forced To Leave The Eurozone And Return To The Lira"

    12/18/2012 5:35:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Reminding the world of just the kind of truthiness that got him sacked originally by that other Italian, the Ex-Goldmanite Mario Draghi, back in November 2011, and which the world has to look forward to when Silvio Berlusconi returns to power some time in 2013, even if not as PM (a position he currently has a snowball's chance in hell of regaining based on current political polls), Reuters informs us that the Italian, who certainly has not read the Goldman book on status quo perpetuation, just said the unimaginable: the truth. To wit: "If Germany doesn't accept that the...
  • Walmart Ducked Mexican Laws via Rampant Bribery

    12/18/2012 5:34:22 PM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | Matt Cantor
    Following the New York Times' April revelation that Walmart silenced a 2006 probe into the company's Mexican bribery scandal, the Times took things into its own hands. In a lengthy investigation, the paper finds that Walmart de Mexico, the country's largest private employer, wasn't a helpless player in a sleazy system: Instead, it was "an aggressive and creative corrupter" whose payoffs allowed it to work around laws and beat out the competition. In a look at 19 store sites tied to bribes, the paper found that "the strictly forbidden became miraculously attainable": In one case, amid $341,000 in bribes, the...
  • Everest at Two Billion Pixels

    "According to NPR, the image is the result of a project by David Breashears, who has already climbed the highest mountain in the world five times. He used old images of Everest and its glaciers and combined them with new ones."
  • Celani Replication

    12/18/2012 5:20:58 PM PST · by Kevmo · 10 replies
    Celani Replication Keep up to date with our replication of experiments based on Celani's cell right here. Please feel free to add your comments to the blog entries. LIVE DATA | Experiment Log USA | Euro | Latest Video | RSS feed of blog posts | RSS feed of all comments Other Progress - Updated w/ Video on 17 December 2012. Our USA team has spent a great deal of our time last week supporting Mathieu's tests with the Euro Cell last week. In between configuring, graphing, and writing, we have managed to make progress in other areas. We have...
  • Discovery Channel cancels Nugent's gun show

    12/18/2012 5:20:11 PM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2012 | Stephen C. Webster
    In addition to cancelling its popular “American Guns” reality show, The Discovery Channel confirmed to Raw Story on Tuesday that firearms enthusiast Ted Nugent will also not be returning to the channel in any form or fashion. . ... After Friday’s devastating massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the spokesperson said that Nugent would definitely not be returning to the Discovery Channel.
  • Chris Matthews: 'Outlaw' Semi-Automatic Guns

    12/18/2012 5:18:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm in New England this week, and this afternoon caught Ann Coulter on the Howie Carr show. She spoke of the amazing ignorance of liberals when it comes to firearms. Just a couple of hours later, Chris Matthews provided a perfect case in point. On this evening's Hardball, speaking with Illinois Dem Senator Dick Durbin, Matthews proposed that Congress "outlaw" semi-automatic weapons. Does he not realize that doing so would render illegal virtually every hunting rifle in production? View the video here.
  • Mobilization

    12/18/2012 5:16:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Sebastian
    <p>Thirdpower notes that the local gun show near him broke records. This weekend around here, the Oaks gun show was absolutely swamped. I just hope all these people panic buying are planning to join the fight, because there’s no guarantee you’re going to get to keep what you panic buy if you don’t. Voting with your wallet is part of the picture, but only part.</p>
  • Gun Control Isn’t The Answer. Here’s Why

    12/18/2012 5:10:52 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 18 replies
    http://danaloeschradio.com ^ | December 18 2012 | Dana Loesch
    Virginia Tech. Aurora, Colorado. Schools, the majority of them. What do these locations have in common? They are designated “gun-free” zones. Are progressives unable to recognize that their gun control was already in place? Guns were already forbidden? The only solution left is “confiscation,” which goes beyond what they imply by “control.” I would like to hear it explained how a gun-free school zone, in a state with some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country, would have prevented the actions of a man whose intent was not following the law that day? From Glenn Reynolds in...
  • DHS errors let 800k deported illegals stay in U.S.

    12/18/2012 5:10:50 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government’s system of tracking immigrants’ status is so broken that it gives a green light to one in eight aliens who have been ordered deported, according to an audit Tuesday that found the government has gone on to approve some of those who slip through for work in sensitive areas of airports and granted them benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps. Some of those aliens who should have been kicked out had serious criminal records, including for assault and extortion, according to the audit by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. All told, some 800,000 immigrants are...
  • Mt Everest at 2 Billion Pixels

    12/18/2012 5:06:02 PM PST · by RobertClark · 16 replies
    krpano.com ^ | 12/18/12 | Via Drudge
    The coolest thing I've seen in quite a while: Link Here
  • Another Vanity

    12/18/2012 5:01:36 PM PST · by pnut22 · 2 replies
    Vanity | 12/18/2012 | pnut22
    When abortion is celebrated, marriage is eviscerated and God is denigrated.. what do people really expect? Of course children are devalued.
  • KILLER ADAM LANZA 'OBSESSED' WITH VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES (Dynasty Warriors)

    12/18/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    UK Express ^ | 12/18/12
    THE loner responsible for the sickening massacre was mentally ill, aggressive and had an unhealthy obsession for violent computer games, it emerged last night. Cowardly Adam Lanza, 20, was driven to carry out the bloody killings after his parents split up and his friends alienated him, reports emerging from America revealed. Chillingly, his favourite video game was said to be a shockingly violent fantasy war game called Dynasty Warriors which is thought to have given him inspiration to act on his darkest thoughts. His easy access to a deadly arsenal – he learned how to shoot after his mother took...
  • The Number of People on SS/SSI increased 700 Percent.

    12/18/2012 4:53:31 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 19 replies
    usdebtclock.org ^ | 12/18/2012 | typical_whitey
    www.usdebtclock.org is a source of economic data for the U.S. This data is collected from the various government departments. The website has a tool that you can use to view historic trends from the year 2000 to present and also out to 2016. Taking a look at the number of people on Social Security and SSI, which is found on the far right column of the webpage, and using the time tool, we can see that between 2000 and 2004 there was an increase of roughly 2.4 Million people, and from 2004 – 2008 approximately 2.8 Million were added to...
  • Oliver North: Strike on Iran’s Nuke Facilities “Only Option” in 2013

    12/18/2012 4:49:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 06:31 PM | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Decorated military veteran and best-selling author Oliver North tells Newsmax that a military strike against Iran’s nuclear capabilities could be the “only option” this year. North, who just returned from a trip to the Middle East, also says the conflict in Syria looms as a strategic disaster for the United States and its allies, warns that the appointment of Chuck Hagel as secretary of Defense would be a “formula for disaster,” and cautions that cutting defense spending will make the nation more vulnerable to “serious adversaries.” … Turning to Egypt, North tells Newsmax: “[Mohammed] Morsi is not an ally of...
  • Muslims demand gay marriage exemption

    12/18/2012 4:48:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    guardianuk ^ | 12.18.2012 | staff
    Muslim leaders have demanded the same legal exemptions as the Church of England in legislation to introduce gay marriages. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), with more than 500 affiliated mosques, charities and schools, said it was "appalled" by "utterly discriminatory" legislation on same-sex marriage set out by the government. The proposals would allow faith groups to conduct gay marriages but would ban the CofE and the Church in Wales from doing so. The MCB secretary-general, Farooq Murad, said his organisation had strongly opposed gay marriage alongside other religions and was seeking an urgent meeting with culture secretary, Maria Miller,...
  • NYC pension funds may sell $18 million in gun-related stocks

    12/18/2012 4:47:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    New York City's pension funds may sell nearly $18 million worth of stock in four companies that manufacture guns and ammunition, a spokesman said on Tuesday. ---- New York's pension funds hold nearly $14 million worth of shares in ammunition maker Olin Corp, $1.7 million in gun maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp, $2.4 million in gun maker Sturm Ruger & Co Inc and $17,866 worth of stock in Brazilian gun maker Forjas Taurus SA.
  • Gregoire proposes new fuel tax to fund education (WA)

    12/18/2012 4:46:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Columbian ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rachel La Corte & Mike Baker - AP
    OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed higher taxes on gas, soda, candy and gum Tuesday in order to avoid more government cuts and to help fund education in response to a court order. In her final budget plan, Gregoire said a budget without new revenues would force the closure of state parks, eliminate food assistance programs and cause additional cuts in education.
  • State funding to keep NC group homes open through January (mental patients to get the boot?)

    12/18/2012 4:44:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | 12/18/12
    State funding to keep NC group homes open through JanuaryPosted: 10:17 a.m. today Updated: 44 minutes ago Raleigh, N.C. — State officials said Tuesday that they have freed up $1 million to allow people with mental illness or developmental disabilities to stay in group homes across North Carolina through the end of January. A change in federal rules means that, as of Jan. 1, group home patients are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid payments for personal care services, such as assistance with bathing, feeding or other daily chores. The loss of funding puts the homes that rely on that...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should Congress pursue gun control legislation?)

    12/18/2012 4:39:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12-18-12 | Foxnews
    Should Congress pursue gun control legislation? Yes, by closing the gun show loophole and improving background checks -- but that's it We should debate this, but take only incremental steps Yes, up to and including an assault-weapons ban Absolutely not. Gun control is not the answer
  • Chicago crime rate down overall, murders up, memo says

    12/18/2012 4:37:09 PM PST · by Qbert · 9 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | December 17, 2012 | WLS-TV
    December 17, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago's overall crime rate is down since 2011, according to a memo to Mayor Rahm Emanuel from police Supt. Garry McCarthy. [Snip] Burglaries, according to the memo, are down 15 percent so far this year, and car thefts are down 13 percent. However, the number of murders this year is more than last year.
  • Great Scott! Racist GOP Picks An African-American Senator

    12/18/2012 4:28:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    <p>Congress: The first black Republican senator in three decades will be a spokesman for Tea Party conservatism and a proud member of the party that was founded to fight slavery and made the civil rights revolution possible.</p> <p>Though he'll inevitably be dismissed as a "token" or worse, Rep. Tim Scott, the next Republican senator from the former slave state of South Carolina, and the first black GOP senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, shatters once again the stereotype of the GOP as a party of racists and sexists.</p>
  • NRA Releases Statement, Shows More Class than Media

    12/18/2012 4:17:48 PM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12-18-2012 | John Nolte
    Waiting () was both the humane thing for the NRA to do and the smart thing tactically. By waiting until today, the NRA now knows what the media's tactics are; and by waiting a few days after making this announcement to hold the actual presser, they will have an idea of how our unbiased, objective, open-minded, impartial, non-ideological media intends to absolutely crush and destroy them. What the NRA now has is the time needed to formulate arguments and to put forward that which our craven, opportunistic media has not -- a serious, pro-active plan to ensure Sandy Hook can’t...
  • Psychiatrist: Lanza Was 'Pseudocommando' with 'Wounded Narcissism'

    12/18/2012 4:12:14 PM PST · by servo1969 · 112 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12-18-2012 | Breitbart News
    Psychiatrist James Knoll told CNN’s Headline News today that Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, was acting in a “ritualistic” way during the horrific events. Knoll, who does research at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, said in a recent report that killers like Lanza see themselves as “pseudocommandos … driven by strong feelings of anger and resentment, in addition to having a paranoid character. He plans out the offense ritualistically, and comes prepared with a powerful arsenal of weapons.” The report continues: “[The pseudocommando] most often kills in public during the...
  • Jets start Greg McElroy, bench Mark Sanchez

    12/18/2012 4:10:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Cindy Boren
    New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan wasn’t saying who his starting quarterback would be after Mark Sanchez’s ineffectiveness Monday night, but by Tuesday afternoon he was ready for a for a change. Greg McElroy, the second-year QB out of Alabama, will start Sunday against the San Diego Chargers rather than his other option, Tim Tebow, the guy the Jets traded for in March. The news was first reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN New York and Brian Costello of the New York Post. Tebow played six snaps in the loss that crushed the Jets’ playoff hopes Monday night. McElroy has...
  • NRA’s Social Media Strategy: Go Dark

    12/18/2012 4:07:06 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Elahe Izadi
    When a mass shooting occurs, the National Rifle Association’s communications shop typically goes dark, particularly its highly visible social media channels. That has certainly been the case post-Newtown. The organization’s Facebook page, with its more than 1.7 million likes, has been hidden with users being redirected to Facebook’s homepage. Its Twitter account, with more than 65,000 followers, has been silent since Friday as well. As a behemoth powerhouse in politics, the NRA is also highly active on social media channels. To put it into perspective, Republican communications consultant Michael Turk points out that the NRA’s page surpasses the RNC’s Facebook...
  • Vladimir Putin calls on Russian families to have three children

    12/18/2012 4:05:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 December 2012 | Tom Parfitt
    In a bullish state-of-the-nation address in Moscow on Wednesday, Mr Putin promised to smite corruption, create millions of new jobs and boost Russia’s military might while warning that foreign meddling in the country’s internal affairs was unacceptable. He claimed the country shared universal democratic values, adding: “Russian democracy is the power of the Russian people with their own traditions of national self-government, and not the realisation of standards foisted on us from outside.” In characteristic rhetoric, Mr Putin also addressed internal as well as external enemies while suggesting a link between the two, saying that “chinovniki” (state officials) — often...
  • Britain will be weaker without EU, says USA

    12/18/2012 4:04:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 18, 2012 | Alex Spillius
    With David Cameron now saying a Britain out of Europe was now 'imaginable', US agitation has reached a new high The Obama administration has expressed concern at what US officials see as Britain's slide towards the European exit door. Washington firmly believes that the departure of its strongest partner in Europe would also reduce American influence on the continent, as Britain so often shares American views. An EU without Britain would be seen as weaker on free trade and less reliable on defence and foreign policy issues. With David Cameron now saying a Britain out of Europe was now "imaginable",...
  • NRA promises "meaningful contributions" to avert another Newtown

    12/18/2012 3:59:27 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 56 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/18/2012 | Brian Montopoli
    In its first comment following the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association today said it is "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." The NRA went silent in the wake of the tragedy last Friday: The gun-rights group's Facebook page disappeared, it stopped sending out tweets, and it told reporters that "[u]ntil the facts are thoroughly known, NRA will not have any comment." On Tuesday, the group said it would hold a "major news conference" on Friday, December 21 in the Washington D.C., area to further explain its position. It did...
  • Chuck Norris Cutout Raising Eyebrows, Fists After CT Shooting

    12/18/2012 3:57:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | December 17, 2012 | Carol Cavazos
    Dallas-Five days ago, it was just a cardboard cutout at a store in the mall. But after what happened in Connecticut, some are calling this opportunity to pose as “Walker, Texas Ranger,” with guns blazing, in poor taste. When a Dallas woman, toting two small children under the age of five saw it, she did something about it. Mahra Pailet took a trip to NorthPark Center Monday. Pailet thought about her 14-year-old, who didn’t make the trip, when she spotted Urban Outfitters. She stepped in to look around. “About 20-feet into the store, I was confronted by a huge cutout...
  • Buy back guns, boost the economy

    12/18/2012 3:55:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Matt Miller
    Everyone knows we need to reduce gun violence in America. Everyone knows we still need to boost the economy, too. Usually these goals are debated in completely different policy silos. But what if there was a way to boost the economy and shrink gun violence? Wouldn’t that be the holy grail at this hour? Might that not answer the president’s call for new ideas? Allow me to propose a massive, debt-financed gun buyback program. Here’s the case for it. Critics of fresh gun-safety measures argue that laws pushed at moments like this won’t make a dent in gun violence. Banning...
  • How Big Deficits Became the Norm

    12/18/2012 3:50:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012 | DAVID WESSEL
    Big budget deficits haven't always been with us. From the end of the Eisenhower years through the Carter presidency, the deficit averaged a modest 1.4% of the nation's economic output. The budget was nearly balanced in seven of the 20 years from 1960 to 1979. And, as Bill Clinton reminds at every opportunity, the U.S. government was in surplus for four years at the end of his presidency.
  • Terror Group Ousts American Jihadi for 'Childish Petulance'

    12/18/2012 3:44:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Al-Shabaab, the Somali branch of al Qaeda, ousted American jihadi Abu Mansour al-Amriki from the group after he posted online video messages contrary to the terrorist organization's teachings, CNN reported. Al-Amriki, who was born Omar Hammami in a suburb of Mobile, Alabama, was, for a period of time, a key recruiter for the group, attracting Americans of Somali heritage to the African country to fight for the terrorist group. In March, however, al-Amriki posted a video saying he felt like he was at risk. "I feel that my life may be endangered by Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen due to some differences...
  • Growing Future for Metal Injection Molding

    12/18/2012 3:42:20 PM PST · by null and void · 13 replies
    Design News ^ | 12/14/2012 | Tracy MacNeal
    Metal injection molding (MIM) is experiencing a worldwide boom, with an estimated market worldwide of more than $1 billion per year, and compound annual growth rates estimated to be as high as 20 percent. This booming demand for MIM is primarily attributed to the technology's significant cost savings compared to the use of machining or electrical discharge machining. Growth drivers, especially those resulting from medical and firearms industry trends, means that strong MIM technical players are in a good position to bring significant value to customers. MIM technology is used to form a near net-shape metal part by consolidating metal...
  • Why It’s Not Quite 1994

    12/18/2012 3:34:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Sebastian
    Some folks have said it’s like 1994 all over again. I disagree. There are many factors that are different. Some play in our favor, and some don’t. But the ones that do: * We have better access to the media than we did in 1994, such as this Dave Kopel article in the Wall Street Journal illustrates. * Back in 1994, the standard competition rifles were the M1A, the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine. If people owned a semi-auto, it was probably more likely to be a Mini-14 than an AR or AK. Today those have largely been replaced by...
  • Police find no evidence Connecticut gunman was on medication

    12/18/2012 3:32:45 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 100 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 18, 2012
    While Newtown buried two more young victims Tuesday in the shooting massacre, authorities said they found no evidence the gunman who killed 27 people was being medicated for mental illness. Investigators searching the Connecticut home gunman Adam Lanza shared with his mother, Nancy Lanza, seized cellphones, computers and computer games, but found nothing at the residence to indicate he was taking medication, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers reported. Authorities armed with search warrants are still working to obtain the 20-year-old man's medical records, according to the report. Lanza's parents told friends and divorce mediators that their son had Asperger's syndrome, a form...
  • Newtown Tragedy Sparks Big Gun Buyback Crowds

    12/18/2012 3:31:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | December 15, 2012 | Lori Preuitt
    A gun buyback day in San Francisco and Oakland brought out huge crowds Saturday as local residents turned over firearms for cash. Each person turning in a working firearm to police was given $200 cash. The line was around the block in San Francisco where the group ran out of cash by early afternoon and started handing out I.O.U.'s. A woman named Jean-Margaret Strauss was one of the first in line. She said the shooting in Newtown helped motivate her to turn in three guns that used to be her father's. She said her guns weren't jeopardizing anyone, but turning...
  • 3D Print Your Own Personal Electronics

    12/18/2012 3:30:43 PM PST · by null and void · 22 replies
    Design News ^ | 12/14/2012 | Ann R. Thryft
    If it's possible to 3D print blood vessels, robots, and guns, then why shouldn't you be able to 3D print your own personal electronics? Well, now you can -- in the lab at least. University of Warwick researchers have developed a conductive plastic composite material that can be used with unmodified, low-cost, hobbyist 3D printers to make functional electronic devices. The devices can even be custom-designed, such as tailoring a game controller to fit the shape of a particular user's hand. The team, headed by Simon Leigh of the university's School of Engineering, says the inexpensive material, called "carbomorph," makes...
  • Mark Levin on Newtown speech: ‘How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood?’

    12/18/2012 3:27:22 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin was critical of President Barack Obama’s Sunday address regarding the heartbreaking Newtown, Conn., shooting deaths of 20 children and six adult victims. Obama’s address, Levin said, omited any mention of the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas — which killed 13 and wounded 29 others. “Over the weekend, the president was speaking and, really, when he got to his politics it was just stomach-turning,” Levin said. “There he is, in the middle of that little town … and he named four instances in where there were, what — massacres? But...
  • The Constitution, Deadbeat Dads, and the Hypocrisy of Obamacare

    12/18/2012 3:26:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-18-12 | Vince
    America is now poised to enjoy the fruits of what has been a demand from the left for over a quarter century: Government mandated socialized medicine. There have always been three main arguments behind that drive: 1) Everyone has a right to free healthcare. 2) Fairness 3) We’re paying for it anyway. As usual, the liberals miss the mark on all three fronts. On the first they are wrong about what a right is. Our Constitution explicitly defines a number of rights… Speech, Religious liberty, Assembly etc. Most of the rights enumerated in the Constitution limit the government from impeding...
  • A Hundred Percent of Nothing

    12/18/2012 3:23:11 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/18/2012
    JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money. But there's a painful lesson to be learned from decades of political hustling and counsel by intellectuals and urban experts. In 1960, Detroit's population was 1.6 million. Blacks were 29 percent, and whites were 70 percent. Today, Detroit's population has fallen precipitously to 707,000, of which blacks are 84 percent and whites 8 percent....
  • Newtown Proves Americans Must Rise Up to Defeat Liberalism Once and For all

    12/18/2012 3:22:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    For me, a week of self-imposed rest and reflection came to an abrupt ending on Friday when a crazed kid murdered twenty-seven people, including twenty children, in Newtown, Connecticut. Civilized human beings morn the dead, pray for their souls, and for the loved ones of those left behind. That’s what decent people do. But like all known evils, liberalism never sleeps, never takes a day [or a minute] off. Instead of morning the loss of so many innocents, liberals immediately saw this as an opportunity to further their radical anti-American agenda. The Hollywood ghouls pounced followed by nimrods like David...
  • Officials Defend Decision to Name School After Murderer

    12/18/2012 3:19:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/2012
    A California school district is defending its decision to name a new elementary school after an infamous murderer – by calling him a hero and a role model to children. The decision has infuriated many parents and law enforcement officers. The Alisal Union School District in Salinas agreed to name the new school in honor of Tiburcio Vasquez – who was eventually hanged for killing at least two people in the nineteenth century. Superintendent John Ramirez defended the board’s decision telling Fox News that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. “Tiburcio Vasquez, along with others, was an individual...
  • Bulletproof Backpack Sales Are Up, Sadly

    12/18/2012 3:17:38 PM PST · by Daffynition · 12 replies
    theAtlantuicWire ^ | 12/18/2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Well here's some more depressing news: Mother Jones's Tim Murphy has the full story of why adults are stocking up on backpacks lined with "carbon nanotube armor" in the wake of the Newtown massacre. "I can't go into exact sales numbers, but basically we tripled our sales volume of backpacks that we typically do in a month—in one week," Derek Williams, president of Amendment II, one manufacturer in an entire sad micro-industry of extra-safe backpacks, told Murphy. And it's terribly sad that parents thinking that these backpacks are a good idea and even more depressing that these things might actually...
  • Man Irons Face When Phone Rings

    12/18/2012 3:14:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    A man in Poland tried to impress his wife by doing his bit of housework. However, the man lived to regret his good deed as he managed to iron his face when the phone rang. The 32-year-old man, who was ironing some clothes when his mobile phone went off, automatically put the device in his hand, ironically a hot iron, to his ears to respond to the call, reports UK website Orange. The man's attention was on the boxing match that he was watching while doing the dreaded housejob. After feeling incredible pain, he rushed to the washroom to apply...
  • Anyone Have Experience with the Smith & Wesson SW1911 PC

    12/18/2012 3:09:08 PM PST · by Pit1 · 33 replies
    Want to buys 1911 SW.