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  • Americans Snap Up Guns at Wal-Mart, Ammo Clips on eBay

    12/19/2012 3:05:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 42 replies
    MoneyNews ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff
    With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed on Dec. 14. By contrast, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. suspended sales of similar guns at its more than 500 stores. Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal- Mart’s website...
  • 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' ...

    12/19/2012 3:01:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. Lanza's worshiping page had the word 'Devil' written in red, Gothic-style letters against a black background, Trevor L. Todd told The National Enquirer, something which he said was 'weird' and 'gave him the chills'. The FBI are trying to piece together his smashed up hard drive to see if his online footprint will reveal any motive for the killing,...
  • Japanese Pension Funds Seek Safety in Gold

    12/19/2012 2:59:23 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012, 4:11 a.m. ET | By KOSAKU NARIOKA
    A small number of pension funds in Japan have started to invest in gold for the first time. Japanese pension funds invest mainly in domestic stocks and bonds. Until recently, none have looked to gold or other physical assets. This strategy has produced meager returns at a time when bonds offer historically low yields and the stock market has stagnated. Worse yet, when crises have roiled the markets, big funds have seen red. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 7.6% in the 2008 fiscal year, when the global financial crisis struck, and a less-painful 0.3% in the 2010 fiscal year,...
  • Lindisfarne To Sandy Hook: The Tragedy of Wishful Thinking

    12/19/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-19-12 | Richard F. Miniter
    I pull up in front of our town's little savings bank branch, drop out of the door and when my boots hit the pavement reach under my shirt and the remove the Smith & Wesson Model 28 .357 which I then put under the seat before locking the truck. "What are you doing Grandpa?" my granddaughter asks walking around from the other door. "Here's a word of advice cupcake. It's never a good idea to walk into a bank with a gun." I don't always carry it. It's a big piece of iron but it's the same gun I carried...
  • Document request: The water that the EPA shut down in California (Vanity?)

    12/19/2012 2:56:51 PM PST · by Celerity · 12 replies
    Hello All, I'm asking for a bit trying to track down something I seem to recall from 2007. In California, the EPA shut down a waterway, it claims, to protect a species of either bird or fish. The shutdown of the waterway killed many regional farms. Flashforward to the Obamacare vote - We were all watching with baited breath as one after the other, opposition fell. We saw opposition to the bill fall from bribes, threats, and promises to exclude. But I also recall that the water was turned back on (Mysteriously?) in return for a yes vote. I'm looking...
  • Boehner: Obama will be responsible for 'largest tax increase in American history'

    12/19/2012 2:55:09 PM PST · by yoe · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the House will pass his bill that would raise taxes on millionaires but extend tax cuts for everyone else, and said it's then up to President Obama to either accept that plan or be responsible for a tax increase on everyone. "The president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass our bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history," Mr. Boehner said as he briefly appeared before reporters to respond to Mr. Obama's press conference earlier in the...
  • ObamaCare mandate may force nuns devoted to the eldery to leave U.S.

    12/19/2012 2:52:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.19.2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    BALTIMORE, December 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s HHS mandate may force the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor to cease their U.S. operations, according to Sister Constance Carolyn Veit, the religious order’s communications director. The Little Sisters currently provide group homes and daily care for the elderly poor in 30 U.S. cities. Sister Constance told The Daily Caller that the Little Sisters may not qualify for a religious exemption from ObamaCare’s requirement that employers provide coverage for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-causing drugs free of charge to female workers. “We are not exempt from the [ObamaCare] mandate because we...
  • Tragedy, Triumph, and Liberty

    12/19/2012 2:48:43 PM PST · by AustinPaul19
    The Band of Patriots ^ | 12/19/12 | Austin Paul
    At 9:30 in the morning on Friday December 14, 2012, the tranquility of a small town was shattered and every American grieved. At final count, twenty-eight people lay dead; including twenty children, six teachers, the shooter’s mother, and the shooter. The President broke down on national television and news of the looming fiscal cliff was suddenly pushed to the back burner. Americans want to know what drives someone to commit an atrocity such as this and how we can stop the next attack. Everyone wants answers. Finger pointing began almost immediately after news of the shooting broke. It needs to...
  • THE POST-NEWTOWN WITCH HUNT (Michelle Malkin)

    12/19/2012 2:48:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/19/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It’s just plain insane. Over the past week, I’ve witnessed a disturbing outbreak of off-the-rails hatred toward gun owners and Second Amendment groups. Whatever your views on guns, we can all agree: The Newtown gunman was a monster who slaughtered his own mother, five heroic...
  • House Dem: 'Turn in your guns' ( Sheila Jackson Lee)

    12/19/2012 2:47:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-19-12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. "I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns," Jackson Lee said on the House floor. "Oh no, I'm not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick's Sporting Goods did ... they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America."
  • WWII Christmas Cards Delivered 71 Years Late

    12/19/2012 2:43:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Dec 12
    Christmas greetings from German soldiers occupying the British island of Jersey during the Second World War have finally been delivered 71 years later. Stolen by a group of island youths in December 1941 as an act of defiance against the Nazis, the holiday letters first resurfaced in 2006. Now, after Jersey's historical archive has catalogued their content, they have been sent on to their intended destinations in Germany. "Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year wishes you Soldier Emil Adam. Greetings to Maier, Fischer and Melcher," read a letter yellow with age delivered to Engelbert Josef Bergmann in Mühlheim am...
  • UKIP candidate Geoffrey Clark calls for compulsory abortion of babies with Down syndrome

    12/19/2012 2:42:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lan ^ | 12.19.2012 | Cassy Fiano
    Geoffrey Clark, who is running for for a seat on the Kent Council as a member of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), has called for the compulsory abortion of all babies with Down syndrome, spina bifida, and other birth defects or disabilities. He also advocated for free euthanasia for anyone over the age of 80. Clark posted a “manifesto” on his personal website, which included the following: Consider compulsory abortion when the foetus is detected as having Downs, Spina Bifida, or similar syndrome which, if it is born, will render the child a burden on the state as well as...
  • Interview Steve Goreham- The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism

    12/19/2012 2:40:37 PM PST · by 1pitech · 1 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-16-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on The Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM interviews book author Steve Goreham on his new book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad, World of Climatism."
  • Wife Seeks Divorce One Week After Marriage

    12/19/2012 2:40:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    A Kuwaiti woman asked her husband to divorce her a week after their marriage, saying she had made the wrong decision to marry him. Instead of trying to dissuade her, the husband slapped and punched her, prompting police intervention. “A week after they married, the wife told her husband ‘I think I have made the wrong decision…you are not the suitable husband I want…I want a divorce,” Al Watan Arabic language daily said in a report from the capital Kuwait City. “The husband was as fast as his wife…he jumped and started slapping and punching her, prompting her to go...
  • 2 Texas women sue over roadway body cavity search - VIDEO

    12/19/2012 2:35:09 PM PST · by traumer · 62 replies
    DALLAS (AP) - Two women have sued the Texas Department of Public Safety over a body cavity search by a female trooper captured by patrol car video along a Dallas-area highway. The lawsuit says the July 13 search of 38-year-old Angel Dobbs and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley Dobbs, was unlawful. The Irving women complained to DPS. DPS spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger on Tuesday declined comment on the lawsuit. Cesinger says results of a Texas Rangers inquiry were sent to the Dallas County district attorney's office. The dispute is expected to reach a grand jury next month. The women say a male...
  • "Fiscal cliff" talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto

    12/19/2012 2:33:58 PM PST · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/19/2012 | Matt Spetalnick and Mark Felsenthal
    Talks to avoid a fiscal crisis appeared to stall on Wednesday as President Barack Obama accused Republicans of digging in their heels due to a personal grudge against him, while a top Republican called the president "irrational." As the clock ticks toward a year-end deadline, Obama and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, are trying to reach a deal to avert harsh tax hikes and spending cuts that could trigger a recession. Obama said he was puzzled over what was holding up the talks and told Republicans to stop worrying about scoring "a point against...
  • Must-Listen PodcastsAbout CT Evil

    12/19/2012 2:32:36 PM PST · by crusher · 1 replies
    Shrugging Out Podcast, The Dentzel Doman | 12/19/2012 | crusher
    Two searingly insightful commentaries about the evil actions in Connecticut. Isn't it interesting that *regardless* of the issue, the political "solution" is always more unconstrained government power and less citizen liberty. ALWAYS! In this instance the only thing I am 100% sure of is that the "solution" will cause more criminality and evil. Ed Dentzel presents the topic in the larger chilling context of society's apathy towards liberty, arguing that in the end a majority of American prefer almost anything else to liberty. I think he is right. http://thedentzeldomain.com/2012/12/18/bought-off.aspx and Pete Ferron provides disturbingly sensible observations about the evil manifestation...
  • Cheap Trick: 'I'm a California Man'

    12/19/2012 2:32:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I dunno how many of you are familiar with The Move, the Birmingham, England based band that  composed and recorded the original version of 'California Man' in 1972.  The single did well in the UK, yet flopped stateside, hitting only #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Interestingly, the B-side actually got more airplay in the US, and it's one you should know: 'Do Ya'... but just a month after that release, The Move's Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, and famed drummer Bev Bevan had 'moved' on to a new project, the (what came to be) world-renowned Electric Light Orchestra -or ELO- where...
  • Piers Morgan: 'Of Course' I'm 'Gleeful Tragedy Happened'

    12/19/2012 2:31:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/12 | John Nolte
    This morning on Twitter, CNN's Piers Morgan answered "of course I am, you moron" when asked if he was "gleeful that a tragedy happened to help you push your cause." There's no doubt that the "tragedy" referenced is the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred last Friday, and that the "cause" is gun control: Over the past 24 hours, Morgan has become increasingly unhinged over his pet issue of American gun control. Last night, on his low-rated CNN show, Morgan lit into a guns right advocate, hysterically calling the man an "idiot" and "unbelievably stupid."
  • Experts predict 2013 restaurant trends

    12/19/2012 2:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Pizza Marketplace ^ | December 19, 2012 | Alicia Kelso
    What trends will emerge — or accelerate — in the restaurant industry in 2013? Food, marketing, technology, equipment, whatever? We asked some of our most trusted experts for their opinions and came up with this compilation: "The restaurant industry will continue to be challenged by rising commodities prices. Fraud will continue to trend upward with increases in credit card skimming, and theft schemes; and the threat of late night robbery is ever present (particularly as more restaurants add more hours). Mitigating and preventing these losses with sound loss prevention strategies must become a priority to stay competitive in the marketplace."...