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  • Michigan’s Republican governor vetoes bill that would allow concealed carry in schools

    12/18/2012 10:31:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Disappointing but understandable. If even the NRA was sufficiently cowed by public reaction to Sandy Hook to keep silent until today, how much political leeway did the Republican governor of a blue state have to expand gun rights — in schools? Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill this afternoon that would have allowed gun owners with extra training to carry their concealed weapons in schools, day care centers, churches and stadiums. In his veto letter sent to the Legislature shortly before 4 p.m., Snyder said the bill had a fatal loophole that didn’t allow for those institutions to opt out...
  • Best holster for teachers?

    12/18/2012 10:20:24 PM PST · by exhaustguy · 24 replies
    Vanity
    What is the best holster to use when you Conceal Carry while working as a teacher in middle and high school? In particular a gym, shop, or music teacher who is in close contact with his/her students. What holster works best to avoid the gun being seized when working day to day and possibly being distracted by another student?
  • Jon Hammar May Be Released Friday

    12/18/2012 10:20:19 PM PST · by JouleZ · 8 replies
    KFI ^ | 12-18-2012 | John and Ken
    Jon Hammar to be released on Friday from a Mexican jail. The former Marine's mother speaks about his freedom at the link.
  • Is organic food more nutritious than non-organic food?

    12/18/2012 10:13:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 12 December 2012 | Harriet Brewerton
    Scientists in Denmark have compared how organic and non-organic diets affect dietary mineral uptake in humans, focusing on copper and zinc. They found that there is no difference between the two diets when it comes to uptake and how the minerals are processed in the body.Copper and zinc are two essential trace elements with unknown availability in organic verses non-organic diets. Alicja Budek Mark and colleagues at the University of Denmark investigated the content of these elements in non-organic versus all-organic diets fed to 20 men over 12 days. And Mark’s team assessed the in vivo absorption of zinc and...
  • Chicago gang violence shows no signs of stopping

    12/18/2012 10:12:55 PM PST · by RC one · 9 replies
    CBC ^ | 12/12/12
    (CBS News) CHICAGO - There is a war going on -- not overseas, but right here on the streets of America. A gang war has taken over parts of Chicago.Over the weekend, 14 people were shot. Two were killedSo far this year, there have been more than 2,364 shootings and 487 homicides.CBS News National Correspondent Dean Reynolds rode along with Commander Leo Schmitz of Chicago Police Department's 7th district. The area is a gang-related swath of the city's South Side. They started to drive as children were leaving school for the day."When you have them coming out of school, and...
  • Ireland to LEGALIZE abortion: Terminations will be allowed if woman feels “suicidal”

    12/18/2012 10:11:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:35 EST, 18 December 2012 | Vanessa Allen
    Ireland is to legalize some abortions after the death of a pregnant woman who was refused a termination. It was announced yesterday that the Dublin government would legislate to decriminalize abortion if the mother’s life was at risk. Reforms are expected to include the threat of suicide as a ground for abortion, but may not extend to pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The country has the strictest abortion laws in Europe, and any move to change them is expected to face strong opposition from the Catholic Church. …
  • Chicago cop whose home was raided is awarded $565,000 in damages

    12/18/2012 10:06:59 PM PST · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2012 | Annie Sweeney
    When Chicago police broke into his Austin home with guns drawn and a search warrant, Markee Cooper Sr., a cop himself, and his family could only look on as drawers and closets were searched for crack cocaine based on an alleged informant's tip. On Friday, a federal jury awarded Cooper and his family $565,000 in damages after finding one officer at fault for a falsified warrant and two others responsible for the illegal 2007 search.
  • 2 teens sentenced for gang murder in Caldwell

    12/18/2012 10:06:43 PM PST · by RC one · 4 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | December 17, 2012
    Two gang members who stabbed an 18-year-old man to death outside a party in Caldwell in April will spend at least 10 years in prison. Miguel Angel Talavera, 19, and Bobby Zepeda, 18, were sentenced Monday by 3rd District Judge Molly Huskey to 25 years in prison with eligibility for parole after 10 years. The men had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the April 28 stabbing death of Victor Garcia. According to police, Talavera and Zepeda confronted the victim in the Indian Creek subdivision and chased him for several blocks before stabbing him to death. Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan...
  • Gun debate needs a waiting period (An honest Leftist?)

    12/18/2012 9:53:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Given the self-serving way in which many reacted to the news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one really has to ask gun-control advocates: "Have you no decency?" How about giving a horrified and heartbroken nation a chance to mourn and bury the dead? How about showing some respect for the victims you claim to care about? How about giving politics, pet causes and partisan jockeying a rest until we wipe our tears? Tell that to Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who said after the shootings: "If now is not the time to have a serious...
  • (Video) Democrat Exploitation of Shootings

    12/18/2012 9:52:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    Similar to the way Obama used the families of victims of the Benghazi murders for which he is responsible, Obama licked his chops over the opportunity to use the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary to further his assault upon the constitution...
  • Let the truth be known - Did Walmart pay to enter India? Probe the issue

    12/18/2012 9:42:48 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | December 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath has done well to assure the Opposition early Tuesday that the Government will inquire into the details of Walmart's lobbying activities in India. The retail giant’s recent disclosure to the US Senate that it has spent $25 million (about Rs125 crore) since 2008 to lobby for access to the Indian market, has raised uncomfortable questions on whether policy-makers in India were bribed by the American retail giant. Muddying the waters is the announcement by Bharti Walmart Pvt Ltd — the joint venture company of Walmart and Bharti Enterprises Ltd — last Friday that...
  • As Oregon's jobs growth crawls, thousands await their shot at recovery

    12/18/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 18, 2012 | Molly Young
    Hope for finding a job, for paying next month's rent and for keeping the lights on over for the holidays is fading for Brenda Wallis. She lost her job in 2008, at the dawn of a recession that eventually claimed 147,700 Oregon jobs. She exhausted her unemployment benefits and has applied for cash assistance from the same state agency at which she once worked. And she's filled out hundreds of applications, landing six interviews but no offers. As the gap in her work history grows, the bills get harder to pay. There's little left to hope for, says the Fairview...
  • Iraq War Veteran Celebrates End of 2,012 Mile Walk

    12/18/2012 9:32:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Dec 2012
    Major Phil Packer MBE, who was injured in a rocket attack in Iraq in 2008, has crossed the finishing line of his 2,012 mile charity walk in Canary Wharf, London.Major Phil Packer MBE, a former soldier who was told he would never walk again after a rocket attack in Iraq in 2008, has completed his 2,012 mile walk to raise money to build a Centre for Inspiration to help youngsters facing adversity. It is the latest of a series of challenges that the former soldier has undertaken since 2008, including parachuting with the Red Devils and rowing the English Channel.
  • Nuland: Israeli Construction is 'Provocative'

    12/18/2012 9:30:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/12 | Elad Benari
    For the second day in a row, the Obama adminstration criticized Israel on Tuesday for its decision to build new housing units in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, often wrongly described by anti-Israeli media as an "illegal settlement in east Jerusalem". “We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. “These repeated announcements and plans of new construction run counter to the cause of peace. "Israel’s leaders continually say that they support a path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further...
  • The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico (Schadenfreude Never Sounded So Ecstatic)

    12/18/2012 9:15:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | DAVID BARSTOW and ALEJANDRA XANIC von BERTRAB
    Wal-Mart de Mexico was an aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited, an examination by The New York Times found. AN JUAN TEOTIHUACÁN, Mexico — Wal-Mart longed to build in Elda Pineda’s alfalfa field. It was an ideal location, just off this town’s bustling main entrance and barely a mile from its ancient pyramids, which draw tourists from around the world. With its usual precision, Wal-Mart calculated it would attract 250 customers an hour if only it could put a store in Mrs. Pineda’s field. One major obstacle stood in Wal-Mart’s way. After...
  • Liberty Medical Supplies layoffs: 250 Port St. Lucie employees to lose their jobs(200 in VA, too)

    12/18/2012 9:13:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | December 18, 2012 | Eric Pfahler
    PORT ST. LUCIE — Liberty Medical Supplies announced Tuesday plans in two months to lay off 250 employees from its Port St. Lucie location after the company's new owners opted to exit the Medicare fee-for-service business in early 2013. Employees will be given severance packages depending on their positions, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Frank Harvey said. Some of the company's outgoing business will turn over to Coral Springs-based Arriva Medical. Harvey said Arriva Medical probably will hire several hundred employees from Liberty Medical for at least six months. Liberty Medical also announced the company will layoff 200 employees at...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales

    12/18/2012 9:12:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Amidst the political fallout surrounding the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one chain of sporting goods stores is suspending sale of certain types of rifles. Dick’s Sporting Goods, which has branches all over the United States, told the media that it has removed all weapons from the shelves of stores near Newtown, and that it would be removing certain specified weapons from shelves across the country. “We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy,” the chain told the press. The chain has removed all weapons categorized as “modern sporting rifles.”...
  • Child Rapist Alert: Brent Egan Dotson Sought

    12/18/2012 9:12:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    gather ^ | 12.19.2012 | Chelsea Hoffman
    Convicted child rapist Brent Egan Dotson is currently on the run and authorities need help bringing him to justice. If you see this man, do not hesitate to call local authorities wherever you may be. He has been convicted, in absentia, of raping a child for two years, starting when she was 7 years old. The South Carolina man hasn't been sentenced yet, and won't be until he is apprehended. His crimes carry a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Facebook's Seeking the Lost community...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    12/18/2012 9:11:28 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/18/12 | Jana Winter
    NEWTOWN, Conn. – The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility, according to a lifelong resident of the area who was familiar with the killer’s family and several of the victims’ families. Adam Lanza, 20, targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after killing his mother early Friday because he believed she loved the school “more than she loved him,” said Joshua Flashman, 25, who grew up not far from where the shooting took place. Flashman, a U.S. Marine,...
  • I stand with the NRA! (vanity)

    12/18/2012 9:06:13 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 67 replies
    QUICK! When was the greatest school massacre in American history? HINT: You weren't alive when it happened and there's a very good chance that your parents weren't either. Google: Bath School Massacre Be alert....the Socialist facists are coming for our guns. One trained school employee, armed with a .22, could have stopped the Sandy Hook shooter. An armed pilot on each of 4 airplanes would have stopped 9/11 cold. This isn't about the slaughter of innocents. This is about the ever expanding reach of government into our everyday lives. God bless the NRA and G*d damn Liberalism!!!!