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  • Jackie Chan fights triads with guns and grenades, could go to real life jail

    12/19/2012 9:12:18 AM PST · by jakerobins · 4 replies
    Cops want to grill martial-arts movie star Jackie Chan, after he boasted about using guns and grenades to fend off triad thugs. Chan’s guns-and-grenades comments, published in a mainland Chinese Southern People Weekly magazine, were largely overlooked last week because of his controversial statements, complaining about political freedom in his native Hong Kong. The “Shanghai Noon” actor told the magazine harrowing stories of attacks by triads, who want to steal or extort money from him. "In the past, when they bullied me, I hid in the United States,” Chan said. “They opened fire at me once I got off the...
  • $35 to Join the NRA for 1 year. I just did it.

    12/19/2012 9:09:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    NRA.org ^ | 12/19/12 | SFF
    Allowed my NRA membership to expire a few years back. Got a little irritated with them over a few issues. I joined up again today. We have to fight the communists PLUS the morons like Marg Helgenberger and even a few well-meaning hand wringers. Oh, and the media. I'll stand with the NRA.
  • Former INS employee, 6 others indicted in marriage fraud scheme

    12/19/2012 9:02:50 AM PST · by AuntB · 4 replies
    Caps ^ | Dec. 17, 2012 | Michael Cutler
    Immigration discussions usually focus on lax border security or on the need to punish employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. Rarely discussed is the flawed process by which aliens are granted a variety of immigration benefits which range from obtaining permission to lawfully work, to acquiring lawful immigrant status and, ultimately, to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Numerous Government Accountability Office and Office of Inspector General reports have explained how immigration benefits programs and the visa issuance process are hobbled by ineptitude, a lack of resources and are also riddled with fraud. On December 10, 2012 ICE posted a news...
  • Obama named Time magazine's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 8:58:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/19/12 | Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - Time has tapped U.S. President Barack Obama for its Person of the Year for the second time, citing his historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's shifting demographics and the rise of younger, more diverse Americans.
  • Astonishing arsenal of guns collected by cops in buyback program in America's deadliest city

    12/19/2012 8:57:44 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Associated Press, Daily Mail Reporter and James Nye
    Massive response attributed to Friday's killings in Newtown, ConnecticutThose who showed up at Camden, New Jersey program were given up to $250 per weapon soldCamden is known as one of the most violent American city, with a staggering murder and violent crime rate Deeply affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook, gun owners in Camden, New Jersey, America's deadliest town, turned in a record number of weapons in a buy back scheme over the weekend. 1,137 firearms including an elephant-gun were handed in on Friday and Saturday at two churches in the crime-plagued town as the ramifications of the...
  • BREAKING: Official: State Dept security chief, 2 others resign after report on Benghazi attack.

    12/19/2012 8:55:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 12/19/12 | ap
    Headline only so far.
  • Numerous school massacres stopped by gun owners who wielded their weapons in defense of children

    12/19/2012 8:51:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Natural News ^ | 12/19/12 | : J. D. Heyes
    (NaturalNews) In the midst of all the anti-gun hysteria following the senseless murder of 26 people - 20 of them first graders - at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one story that is repeatedly overlooked is how often a firearm has been used to save lives and stop senseless murders. We here at Natural News believe the mainstream media, which so often overlooks these kinds of stories because they don't fit into the statist government worldview held by the majority of news editors, has done a disservice to the public by ignoring these acts of selflessness and heroism....
  • Fox: Obama rejects Boehner's "Plan B," says he's "compromised enough"

    12/19/2012 8:39:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 12/19/12
    Pretty much says it all. Further announcements scheduled for later today.
  • Gun Fans Also Cheer Sale of Bushmaster Rifle Parent Freedom Group

    12/19/2012 8:37:25 AM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    BrandChannel ^ | 12/19/2012 | Abe Sauer
    "The Freedom Group came in and consolidated production and just alienated everybody because they bought up these great brands and then destroyed them... it is fu***ng up some of the best brands in the gun world." Robert Farago, publisher of the popular gun blog The Truth About Guns, told me that about the Freedom Group a month before the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, involving its gun brand Bushmaster. It was a month and a few days before Cerberus Capital Management announced it would sell its 95 percent stake in Freedom Group, citing the school tragedy which had, in its words,...
  • SoCs Signal Relief For Vulnerable Vertebrae

    12/19/2012 8:33:21 AM PST · by null and void · 7 replies
    Electronic Design ^ | December 05, 2012 09:17 AM | Paul Whytock
    Sufferers of lower back pain may be intrigued by two SoC devices developed by Nordic Semiconductor. The SoCs have been designed into a nerve stimulation system called WiTouch (see the figure), which comes by way of U.S. company Hollywog. The system implements a muscle pain-relief technology known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).The WiTouch back pain relief system uses two Nordic nRF24LE1 2.4GHz SoCs, which provide the wireless connectivity. TENS, recognised by medical professionals for decades, is a drug-free way of controlling pain by applying electrical stimulation to nerve and muscle fibres. The pain relief relies on either the gate-control...
  • Wild!… Inmates Escape Chicago Highrise Prison With 15 Story Rope Ladder

    12/19/2012 8:31:43 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December19, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bank Robbers Joseph Banks, Kenneth Conley use bed sheets to escape Chicago prison. They rappelled down the building from the 15th floor. Two convicted bank robbers were on the run after using a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from a federal prison window high above downtown Chicago early Tuesday, a week after one of them made a courtroom vow of retribution. The escape occurred sometime between 5 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. when the inmates were discovered missing, Chicago Police Sgt. Mark Lazarro said. Hours later, what appeared to be a rope, knotted at six-foot intervals, could be seen...
  • ABC News inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims

    12/19/2012 8:28:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-17-2012 | David Martosko
    Full Title-"ABC News producer inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims" A spokesman for ABC News told The Daily Caller on Monday that an influx of emailed pornography led the network to close down an email account and several social media profiles belonging to an editorial producer, in the days following the Friday mass-murder at a Connecticut elementary school. “We’ve had to change all of her accounts,” ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider said of Nadine Shubailat in a voicemail message left Monday morning. Shubailat sent tweets Friday to at least two people...
  • The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It?

    12/19/2012 8:26:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/2012 | Bob Owens
    (President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he is “actively supporting” a proposal to reinstate a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” In addition, he supports a ban on the sale of firearms from one person to another without federal involvement which gun-control groups have dubbed a “gun show loophole,” and a ban on standard-capacity magazines for rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Instead, he would impose an arbitrarily determined ten-round limit to magazines.California Democrat Dianne Feinstein — who carried a concealed weapons permit while calling for disarming American citizens — is once again promising to introduce an “assault weapons” ban in the...
  • Lockheed Martin's New Killer Laser Puts Israel's Iron Dome To Shame [Video]

    12/19/2012 8:22:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/19/2012 | Robert Johnson
    Using lasers for tracking objects through the sky has been possible for years, but there's never been anything like Lockheed's new laser defense system successfully tested last week. It's not that using high-powered lasers to drop incoming missiles is anything new, and was achieved by Boeing with a nine-year Air Force project that was canceled in 2011. That monster laser was packed into a 747 and designed to head off ballistic missiles fired at the U.S. from very far away. Raytheon then tested their laser defense on a drone for the Navy in 2010, but now Lockheed's distilled the process...
  • Saturday sets state record for gun background checks in Virginia

    12/19/2012 8:20:24 AM PST · by FoxInSocks · 8 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Tonia Moxley
    NEWPORT — Cars and trucks filled the parking lot of Atlas Tactical on Tuesday, a small Giles County gun shop on the side of U.S. 460 not far from Virginia Tech. Customers filled out forms for instant background checks and brought in used guns to trade for new ones, particularly the popular AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Shop owner Brooke Stallings said she sold three of the military-style rifles on Tuesday alone. And she said sales of all firearms in the shop were up over the weekend following the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza,...
  • Great News, Rich Americans, Looks Like Obama's Caving On Dividend Taxes!

    12/19/2012 8:18:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/19/2012 | Henry Blodget
    SNIP SNIP Capital gains taxes will also revert to Clinton-era levels, rising from 15% to 20%, with a 3.8% Obamacare surcharge to be tacked on top. That's also a meaningful increase, but not a life- or behavior-changing one. And the 23.8% rate will also still be historically low. Much less noted--and much more meaningful for many high-earning Americans--is the scheduled increase in dividend taxes. Thanks to Obamacare, dividend taxes will already have the extra 3.8% surcharge tacked on top of them regardless of what happens with the Fiscal Cliff deal. More importantly, dividend taxes for the highest earning Americans are...
  • ‘Tea party’ group fights for Islamic causes. Claims it must rescue movement..

    12/19/2012 8:16:05 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    kleinonline ^ | 17DEC12 | Aaron Klein
    ..from ‘evangelical, conservative Jewish bloc’ Far from being the lock-step GOP ground troop some in the media have suggested it is, the tea-party movement includes people of many different ideologies … but this element is most unusual. KleinOnline has discovered a Muslim activist organization that claims to be working from within the tea party to counter the movement’s “Islamophobia.” The group Muslims4Liberty, however, also decries American “greatness,” accuses the U.S. of “war crimes,” espouses seemingly anti-Israel ideology and slams the “evangelical and conservative Jewish bloc” of the Republican party. The radical left Center for American Progress, or CAP, actually promotes...
  • 446 School age children shot in Chicago so far this year with strongest gun laws in country

    12/19/2012 8:12:24 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | December 19, 2012
    The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost two weeks to go. So why isn’t this news worthy? Is it because it would embarrass those anti second amendment...
  • Timelapse of drilling & fracking a well

    12/19/2012 8:09:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 121/4/2012 | Marathon
    Published on Dec 4, 2012 This timelapse video shows the drilling and fracking of a typical Marathon Oil well in the Eagle Ford, Texas. It was captured in the summer of 2012.
  • The Catholic Position On Gun Control Should Be…

    12/19/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by marcbold · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Patrick Archbold
    I want you to remember something in the coming weeks and months. Sometimes good Catholics disagree. How I wish there was more quiet time, more time to grieve, before political bloodletting followed upon actual bloodletting. We no longer have room or time to breathe. We gasp and then we yell. At least that is what it seems like. But we were not granted the time. Most of those beautiful children in Newtown have yet to be laid to rest, but the big headlines are already political and the side stories are of lives lost. Within days, we won't even have...
  • Michael Moore Hours After Newtown Massacre: 'Guns Don't Kill People! Americans Kill People!'

    12/19/2012 8:00:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Michael Moore Hours After Newtown Massacre: 'Guns Don't Kill People! Americans Kill People!' Democracy Now! aired an excerpt of an address made by filmmaker Michael Moore delivered just hours after the Newtown massacre. Moore criticized America for the violence, saying that "guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people," and then pointed to U.S. wars, drone strikes and "other forms of violence." Transcript below: MICHAEL MOORE: Earlier today, a crazy man went to an elementary school and attacked 22 children in China. A few hours before Connecticut, an elementary school was attacked in China by an insane man, and 22 children...
  • My Take: Obama's Newtown remarks show presidents as pastors in chief

    12/19/2012 7:54:58 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | December 17, 2012 | Stephen Prothero
    Presidents wear a lot of hats. They serve as commanders in chief. They nominate Supreme Court justices. They veto congressional legislation. Increasingly, they are also coming to serve as our pastors in chief. In his remarks Sunday night at an interfaith service at in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama vowed to use “whatever power” he has to prevent more mass shootings, and he all but promised to push for stricter gun control laws in the next U.S. Congress. But policy was not top of mind yesterday for either the president or a grieving nation. --snip-- It wasn't a speech. It...
  • Golden Eagle Snatches Toddler Off the Ground!

    12/19/2012 7:53:26 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/18/12 | Egotastic Media
    Golden Eagle Snatches Toddler Off the Ground!Warning, graphic French language.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/19/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by Hiskid · 17 replies
    12/19/12 | Hiskid
    The oath which He swore to our father Abraham: To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. (Luke 1:73-75)
  • ILA Talks at a Standstill Over Royalties

    12/19/2012 7:48:41 AM PST · by yoe · 7 replies
    BDP ^ | December 19, 2012
    Failure of the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance to extend their contract negotiations raises the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end. [snip] Daggett said last week he would call off a threatened strike if negotiators could work out a deal on carrier-paid container royalties, which provide annual payouts to ILA members. [snip] Royalty payments to workers – Daggett said they are “wage supplements,” not bonuses – averaged $15,500 per worker last year. They ranged from a few thousand dollars in ports such as Jacksonville and New Orleans to $36,000 in Savannah and more than $20,000...
  • Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010 Extolled the Virtues of Guns: “I Carried a Gun

    12/19/2012 7:47:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | 12/19/12 | Via The Rightnewz
    It’s going to be interesting to see how Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reacts to pressure coming from the Left to restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. This is flashback video of Reid with the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre back in 2010 where they dedicated a Shooting Park in Nevada. Reid speaks glowingly about shooting sports, and says he carried a gun for self-defense when he headed the Nevada Gaming Commission. Reid was endorsed by the NRA that year in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. This video is posted on Reid’s YouTube account.
  • A Dark Tale from Gun-Controlled Canada for 'Progressive' #Newton Opportunists

    12/19/2012 7:46:31 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Of course in the wake of the Newton school-shooting massacre, we need to be 'more like Canada', and obviously the Framers never envisioned today's powerful weapons, huge magazines, nor advanced weapons technology that makes such gruesome crimes possible... right libs? Got some bad news for you: not only are strict Canadian gun laws actually starting to be rolled-back... they certainly don't prevent crazy people from killing dozens of innocents if they're determined enough, and them crazy people can be very determined: Adam Lanza could have run-over a Newton, CT school bus stop with an SUV and took out the same number of...
  • McDonnell Discussion on Arming School Officials Draws Opposition (VA)

    12/19/2012 7:45:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    VSSA ^ | 19 December, 2012 | VSSA
    Not completely unexpected, Governor Bob McDonnell's comment yesterday that maybe it is time for a discussion about arming some school officials is drawing fire from the predictable quarters: Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, Democratic caucus chairman, said, “The governor should know better than to suggest that arming citizens will solve anything. “Maybe the governor should focus on solutions that could actually have an impact, like banning the high-capacity magazines used to inflict horrific violence upon countless American cities.” The Virginia Education Association had a more measured response: Meg Gruber, president of the Virginia Education Association, the state’s teachers union, said...
  • UPDATE 1-Michigan appoints financial review team for Detroit

    12/19/2012 7:42:54 AM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Dec 20121
    Dec 18 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday appointed a financial review team for Detroit, the latest development in a process that could lead the city to file for biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy. "Given the financial crisis that continues to grip the City of Detroit, we must move quickly to ensure city residents have continued access to essential services they expect and deserve" Snyder said in a statement. Frustrated by the slow pace of fiscal reforms and worried by Detroit's long-term outlook, state official earlier this month launched a state review. Last week, the first part of the...
  • Eagle grabs Toddler Video:

    12/19/2012 7:40:17 AM PST · by Fawn · 41 replies
    WPTV TV ^ | December 19, 2012 | Colin McDermott, newsnet5.com
    : YouTube video allegedly shows golden eagle trying to fly off with toddlerMONTREAL - A viral video appears to show a giant hawk trying to fly off with a human baby, and now people are trying to determine if the video is real. A man posted the video on the website YouTube. It appears to be shot with a camera phone. The video starts with a skyline pan of a large eagle in the sky. After a few seconds, it swoops down to the Montreal park below, where a parent and child are in an open grassy area. Read more:...
  • Michelle Obama: 'I'm the hostess in chief'

    12/19/2012 7:38:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Michelle Obama: 'I'm the hostess in chief' Comments () By DONOVAN SLACK | 12/19/12 9:00 AM EST Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager interviews Michelle Obama about Christmas in the White House, and the first lady explains her role during the holidays is "hostess-in-chief:" "This is the most special time to be in the White House. It’s the one time of the year when we really open up the White House. We have thousands and thousands of visitors just streaming through every day. It's beautiful, everything looks great, the smells are magnificent. So it's just special, very special," Obama told...
  • Senate Republicans may oppose Chuck Hagel nomination

    12/19/2012 7:38:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2012 | Rick Moran
    The rumored nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense may be in trouble. Senate Republicans are signalling they may oppose his nomination based on his anti-Israel views. Weekly Standard: _____________________________ Asked about Hagel's 2008 statement that the "Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people here [in Washington, D.C.]," South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham said Hagel will "have to answer for that comment" if he is nominated. "And he'll have to answer about why he thought it was a good idea to directly negotiate with Hamas and why he objected to the European Union declaring Hezbollah a terrorist...
  • Waiting for Godot----er,I mean, Jobs---

    12/19/2012 7:37:43 AM PST · by Be Careful · 8 replies
    December 19, 2012 | self
    Absurd and Existential...by Samuel Beckett and referred to as possibly the most important play of the 20th century, it presents a powerful metaphor for the OBAMA ELECTORAL BLOC who is sure that JOBS/GODOT will be arriving any moment....no plan in place The dithering and senseless behavior of the two primary characters who wait for Godot represent Longterm Unemployment Benefits.....a distraction and placeholder Problem today is, the OBAMA BLOC actually believes that Obama wants to create jobs......the last laugh really is on them, tragically at our civilization's expense
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 19,2012

    12/19/2012 7:37:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 86 replies
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  • The Peanuts of Politics

    12/19/2012 7:36:44 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 6 replies
    Charles Schultz was rather shrewd with his cartoon strips of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick. Nothing encapsulates and mocks better the chicanery of the political processes of our government. Of course Nancy Pelosi is Lucy. Or it could be Harry Reid or Obama or any democrat or media hack. They draw lines in the sand just to draw another when stepped across. The ball will always be yanked on our republican Charlie Browns. Boehner is our Charlie Brown of the moment. Surely, Lucy won’t yank the ball if I propose the same taxes on the rich...
  • Harmless Entertainment? Viewing realistic violence dulls our capacity for compassion.

    12/19/2012 7:34:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2012 | Mona Charen
    In the wake of past mass shootings, when the “national conversation” has focused exclusively on guns, I have argued that our appallingly inadequate mental-health system was a better subject of reform. At least half of the shooters in the rampage killings that are ripping our hearts out are young men with serious mental illnesses, and our system has neither the legal nor the financial resources to get them the treatment and restraint that they, and we, desperately need. This time, mental-health reform has received passing mention, along with the usual pleas for gun control, better security at schools, and so...
  • Would more teachers with guns make schools safer?

    12/19/2012 7:31:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Andrew Adams
    SALT LAKE CITY — More guns in the hands of teachers and administrators could effectively make schools safer and better prepared for active shooters, a Utah gun instructor said. It's in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 children and six workers dead. It's also as state school districts are reviewing their security policies and lawmakers are expressing interest in revisiting state gun laws. "Just one person with one firearm and perhaps one round of ammunition could have changed the entire outcome of Sandy Hook Elementary," said Clark Aposhian, chair of the Utah...
  • Obama Mocks Tea Party Movement… Says He's Amused by the Tea Party Rallies

    12/19/2012 7:31:06 AM PST · by combat_boots · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2010 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama told fellow democrats today that he’s “amused by the tea party protests.” The Hill reported: President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was “amused” by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies. Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying “they should be saying thank you” because of the tax cuts he has signed into law. The president went as far as to say that this week’s special election in Florida, which was won by Democrat Ted...
  • The road to Egypt: job creators in the Ancient World

    12/19/2012 7:30:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/19/2012 | DANIEL KAGANOVICH and JEREMY ENGLAND
    In a recent commentary on the Torah portion Parshat Miketz posted in The Times of Israel, Shawn Ruby presents the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt as evidence that having a government-managed economy works. Specifically, he casts Joseph as the first “Keynesian” economist, that is, the first person to realize that a powerful executive with the authority to make economic decisions on behalf of the people can plan consumption patterns more wisely than a group of disorganized individuals, and thereby become the salvation of everyone.Mr. Ruby writes:Whether the famine was supply-side or demand-side in origin, Joseph’s example teaches us...
  • BFA brings facts to an extremely emotional nation following Connecticut killings

    12/19/2012 7:30:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    In the wake of the Auroro, CO "no-guns" theater shooting, Buckeye Firearms Association published an article entitled "How long is too long to wait to defend the Second Amendment?," in which we discussed the dilemma we face each time another deranged lunatic decides to murder as many people as they can in a "no-guns" zone. In the article, I outlined how the media and gun control extremists had begun trying to score political points within just hours after the event. Each time there is another such attack, I explained, we are forced to weigh the dangers of responding too quickly...
  • Obama on Occupy Wall Street: 'We Are on Their Side'

    12/19/2012 7:28:36 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Daniel Halper
    In an interview that will be aired tonight on ABC News, President Obama continues to express his commitment to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded,” Obama tells ABC News. “And that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their...
  • examples of mass murders during/after the AWB of 1994?

    12/19/2012 7:27:43 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    muhself | 12-19-12 | Turbozamboni
    for our examples: must be in the U.S. 1994-2004 5 or more murdered
  • Pelosi on "Assault Magazines, Salad From Once Upon A Time In Detroit

    12/19/2012 7:26:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-19-2012 | MOTUS
    If there’s one thing you learn as former Speaker of the House, it’s how to effectively place the blame. And Nancy took advantage of that experience yesterday: “How does something like this happen? Because a person with impaired judgment had access to(snip)assault magazines(snip)” (snip)I return you to now our regular Christmas Season programming: Salads. (snip)as December thoughts turn to Christmas, Dewey’s thoughts turned to the old Hudson’s Department Store - where they claim to have invented the Maurice Salad(snip) J. L. Hudson's Maurice Salad (serves 6-8) 2 tsp. white vinegar 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp. onion juice...
  • Can The Last Taxpayer Leaving France Please Turn Out The Lights?

    12/19/2012 7:25:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/29/2012 | Jean-Philippe Delsol
    The fiscal frenzy that has seized French socialists is not only grinding France’s economy to a halt; it is also attacking the very foundations of French society by destroying entrepreneurship and responsibility. Taxes are raining down on French citizens, and the promised shelters often disappear before they have even been introduced. The French government’s 2013 finance bill has announced confiscatory tax rates on incomes and capital gains, and payroll taxes will be increased as well. But the socialists are shooting themselves in the foot, as such tax rates will destroy wealth and drive out entrepreneurs, capital, businesses, and young people....
  • Pictures: Why OWS Protestors are wearing V for Vendetta masks

    12/19/2012 7:24:55 AM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    FirstPost ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Shruti Dhapola
    If one were to look at pictures of the Occupy protests that are spreading in major cities all across the world, the one group of people you can’t afford to miss out are the people wearing the Guy Fawkes masks and holding up quotes from Alan Moore’s famous graphic novel V for Vendetta. So who is Guy Fawkes? Well, he belongs to early 17th century England and was part of the Gun Powder plot in 1605. The Gun powder plot was by a group of English Catholics who wanted to assassinate the protestant King James.The conspirators sought to blow up...
  • Barack Obama is Time's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 35 replies
    HLN ^ | December 19, 2012
    President Barack Obama has been named "Time Magazine" Person of the Year. "Time" says the U.S. is in the middle of big changes and President Obama is the symbol of what they call "a new America." "The Protester" was Person of the Year in 2011. President Obama was also on the cover of this anticipated issue of "Time" back in 2008, the year he was first elected to the White House.
  • Fiscal Cliff's Dirty Secret: It's Not About Taxes At All, But Too Much Spending

    12/19/2012 7:19:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/18/2012 | Sen. Rand Paul
    There's a lot of talk right now about an impending fiscal cliff. But we already went over a cliff economically in this country a long time ago. The current debate over tax hikes is an empty one built upon a false premise. The debate is whether raising tax rates will address our current crisis. The premise is that it is a lack of taxation that has led to the crisis. Both are hopelessly wrong. President Obama's proposed tax increases on the top 2% of earners would fund the federal government for about eight days. Even if we taxed Americans earning...
  • Review board raps State Department for poor security in Benghazi

    12/19/2012 7:18:58 AM PST · by yoe · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    The mandatory State Department internal inquiry into the deadly Sept. 11 terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, slams bureaucrats for “grossly inadequate” security but says that poor leadership could not be punished under department regulations. [snip] The failures, at State’s Diplomatic Security and Near Eastern Affairs Bureaus in Washington, left the diplomatic post with security “that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” the report states. [snip]The report does not name any of the officials concerned, but an investigation by House Republicans found that Deputy Assistant Secretary of...
  • Review of Benghazi attack faults ‘grossly’ inadequate security, leadership failures

    12/19/2012 7:17:02 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 December 2012 | Anne Gearan
    The review of the assault on the mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans faulted systemic failures of leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department, according to an unclassified version posted on the department’s Web site Tuesday night. The report also concluded that, contrary to initial reports by the Obama administration and by media outlets, there was no protest outside the outpost ahead of the attack and that the assault on the diplomatic compound and the CIA annex was carried out by terrorists. In the immediate...
  • Survivalists worry ‘preppers’ will be scapegoated for Newtown shooting

    12/19/2012 7:16:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News | The Lookout ^ | 12/19/12 | Liz Goodwino
    Ever since a relative of Newtown, Conn., shooter Adam Lanza suggested that his mother, Nancy Lanza, was a "survivalist" who stockpiled food and weapons, "preppers" have gone online to express concern that they may become targets of unwelcome attention. "She prepared for the worst," Nancy Lanza's sister-in-law, Marsha Lanza, told reporters last weekend. "Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping—are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?"