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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...