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  • Here's the Audio of the NY Gov. Talking Gun Control: 'Confiscation Could Be an Option'

    12/21/2012 11:55:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/21/12 | Becket Adams
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that all options, including confiscation and “mandatory sales to the state,” would be on the table next month when the New York State Legislature debates new gun control measures. The comments were specifically aimed at what might happen should stricter rules be imposed on “assault” weapons and high-capacity magazines. The governor said he plans on proposing a package of gun legislation in his State of the State address on Jan. 9. “There’s a big difference of opinion on these issues,” Gov. Cuomo said today during a radio interview with Albany’s WGDJ-AM. Mr. Cuomo...
  • Vatican: Pope Won’t be Intimidated into Silence on Life, Homosexuality by 'Shouting' Media

    12/21/2012 11:51:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/20/12 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, December 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Vatican Press Office published an editorial Saturday responding to mainstream media denunciations of Pope Benedict’s message for World Day of Peace. In the message, released December 14, the pope noted that “serious harm to justice and peace” comes from denying the true principles of respect for life and promotion of the “natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.” Lombardi noted that the media storm resulted specifically from the pope’s comments on traditional marriage. “This has happened,” he said, “because the pope, in...
  • A Challenge for Congressional Gun Grabbers (vanity)

    12/21/2012 11:46:50 AM PST · by aimhigh · 3 replies
    vanity | 12/21/2012 | vanity
    Congress has a police force of 2,000. If they think banning certain guns will reduce violence, let them add a reduction in their legislation to prove their confidence. Imagine a school of 683 students having a police force of 2,000 to protect them.
  • Do you agree with the NRA that an armed officer should be posted in every school? (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    12/21/2012 11:46:44 AM PST · by rarestia · 106 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 21 December 2012 | Staff
    Do you agree with the NRA that an armed officer should be posted in every school? Yes(72%) No(28%)
  • Jack Reacher Movie Reviews

    12/21/2012 11:41:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Multiple | December 21, 2012
    The previous Jack Reacher threads are quite informative and can be found by clicking on the jackreacher keyword. For those of you who are new to this discussion, 5'7" Tom Cruise used his influence to land the role to play author Lee Child's 6'5" anti-hero, Jack Reacher (Cruise is also a producer). Lee Child is OK with this. He says Cruise is a great actor and Reacher's size is a metaphor for an unstoppable force. Whatever. I've watched the trailers and I don't see Jack Reacher, I see Tom Cruise. Keep in mind that the majority of the people who...
  • Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

    12/21/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 21 Dec 12 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," Obama said, standing alongside Kerry at the White House. "Few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our policies as firmly as John Kerry."
  • I'm no Scrooge, Obama edition

    12/21/2012 11:33:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/21/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama is giving a special gift to federal workers: a day off on Christmas Eve, apparently with pay. "All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day," states the executive order he signed.
  • Federal Government Takes Christmas Eve Off

    12/21/2012 11:33:01 AM PST · by BruceS · 64 replies
    White House Press Release ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | Barack Obama
    EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order. Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies...
  • Christmas 2012 (North on our military)

    12/21/2012 11:31:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 21, 2012 | Oliver North
    EPHRATA, PA — Five years ago, this annual Christmas column was written while our Fox News "War Stories" team was embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division south of Baghdad. A year earlier, the Christmas 2006 column was written in Ramadi, Iraq, while we were embedded with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines in what was then the bloodiest place on the planet. In 2005, this column originated with 3d Battalion, 7th Marines and the 2nd Brigade of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, in Anbar Province. In the days before Christmas that year, we were able to document the...
  • John Kerry: Global Warming Is The Next 9/11 ( Aug. 31, 2009 )

    12/21/2012 11:24:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Business insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2009, 1:34 PM | Jay Yarow
    John Kerry has written an op-ed for the Huffington Post comparing the inaction in response to a heating planet to the inaction of President Bush before September 11th. Kerry reaches deep into the bag of global warming hysterics to uncork this piece, saying that the fate of the nation hinges upon the passing of some sort of climate change legislation.It's ridiculously over the top, but we suppose it might get a few supporters all riled up and ready to fight for the bill this fall. Of course, it's so over the top that it might just turn off a bunch...
  • Indiana Man Got 'Riled Up' Watching Fox News, Drank 45 Beers, And Then Set Fire To A Mosque

    12/21/2012 11:21:22 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Aleksi Tzatzev
    Indiana Man Got 'Riled Up' Watching Fox News, Drank 45 Beers, And Then Set Fire To A Mosque Aleksi TzatzevDec. 21, 2012, 10:13 AMA 52-year-old truck driver has pleaded guilty to driving from his home in Indiana to set a mosque on fire in Ohio, Toledo Blade reported yesterday. Randolph Linn said he got "riled up" watching Fox News and drank 45 beers in seven hours before setting the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on fire, according to The Sentinel-Tribune. The drive from his Indiana home to the mosque was nearly two hours. Linn said he wanted "to get some...
  • Council Rock High School Closed Due to Threat, Student Arrested (PA)

    12/21/2012 11:15:07 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 12 replies
    NBC-10 ^ | 12/21/12 | Staff
    Northampton Township police arrested a Council Rock High School South student and seized two handguns from his bedroom after he allegedly threatened a shooting at the school. Police say the ninth-grader was taken into custody Thursday night after fellow students reported he made threatening statements. Detective Sgt. Bill Klein says two 9 mm handguns were in plain sight in the boy's bedroom when police went to his home. Klein says police treated the threat as credible from the start but weren't sure if the 14-year-old had the means to carry out an attack until searching the home. Investigators say it...
  • Journalists slam NRA throughout press conference

    12/21/2012 11:14:46 AM PST · by billorites · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    When National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre took the stage on Friday to address the media about last week’s elementary school massacre, he made it clear multiple times that the organization has issues with how the press reports on guns. At one point, LaPierre said “the media demonize lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking.” If the NRA doesn’t like reporters, the feeling is apparently mutual. As Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, put it: Reporters on my Twitter feed seem to hate the NRA more...
  • Gun Outrage in Black and White: Why Parents Matter

    12/21/2012 11:09:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Young Black men are killing each other every day and the problem is particularly acute in urban cities like Chicago from which President Barack Obama hails. Yet, I haven’t seen Obama or the mainstream media shed a tear over the fact more than 50% of America’s murder victims are black and nearly all (85%) of those blacks killed are young men. Nor do we see media or presidential outrage or calls for more rigid gun control laws when young black kids are heinously murdered like we do when the victims are mostly white. Neither words nor God can explain the...
  • 4 Dead, 3 State Troopers Injured After Blair County Church Shooting

    12/21/2012 11:06:52 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 41 replies
    KDKA ^ | 12/21/12 | Staff
    BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly shooting in Frankstown Township, in Blair County. Right now, sources tell KDKA-TV that four people are dead, and three Pennsylvania State Troopers were also hurt, but are expected to be okay. Sources say at least part of the shooting took place at the Juniata Valley Gospel Church. Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 shots fired call about 9 a.m. Additional 9-1-1 calls reported an armed man shooting at additional locations. According to sources, two troopers were fired at by the driver of a pickup truck on Juniata...
  • Parents Hesitant About NRA Armed Schools Proposal

    12/21/2012 11:06:23 AM PST · by mdittmar · 67 replies
    ABC New ^ | December 21, | CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education Writer
    Parents and administrators' reactions are ranging from hesitation to anger over a proposal by the nation's largest gun-rights lobby to put an armed police officer in every school. Superintendent Hank Grishman of the Jericho, N.Y., schools on Long Island says he is outraged by the idea. He says putting more guns in schools won't make children safer, and could even put them in the line of more gunfire. Parent Helen Gym in Philadelphia believes the proposal is "extraordinarily opportunistic."
  • Why the long-supported quantum electrodynamics theory might need some rethinking

    12/21/2012 11:05:27 AM PST · by null and void · 38 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 12/3/12 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Recent observations prove revisions might be necessary for long support theory Data gathered by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NSIT) suggest that certain aspects of the highly regarded quantum electrodynamics theory might require some revising.Observations made with the NSITÂ’s electron beam ion trap have led to questions regarding the accuracy of the quantum electrodynamics theory. What the group discovered, via the NSITÂ’s Electron Beam Ion Trap, is that ions with a strongly positive charge can display electrons that behave in ways inconsistent with what the theory suggests should happen. About the quantum electrodynamics theory The...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • 2013 Thanks to Obama, A Forecaster’s Rubik Cube

    12/21/2012 10:52:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fritz Pfister
    The formula for forecasting home sales used to include four key components; supply, demand, interest rates, and available mortgage money. With the election of Obama and his progressive onslaught upon the private sector, it becomes practically impossible to see 2013. Ad nausea you have been told that businesses don’t like uncertainty as the primary reason they aren’t hiring. That is true.Good news, businesses have certainty now that Obama has been reelected, they know for certain their taxes won’t be going down. They know Obamacare with its $1 trillion in new taxes will go forward.The bad news is the fiscal cliff...
  • Texas State Archives Online Exhibit Features Flags

    12/21/2012 10:52:00 AM PST · by bgill · 1 replies
    keye ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | AP
    The Texas State Archives has unveiled a collection of 40 historic flags in an online exhibit. The division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday announced the display featuring digitized versions of the flags and explanations
  • Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions

    12/21/2012 10:50:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Kerry Has Investments in Companies Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions Daniel Halper December 21, 2012 12:59 PM John Kerry, who will be nominated later today to be the next secretary of state, is the richest member of the U.S. Senate. His estimated net worth is, at minimum, $198.65 million, according to disclosure forms. Kerry's disclosure forms also reveal that he has invested in companies accused of doing business with Iran. One of the companies Kerry is invested in is called Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (Petrobras), it's a Brazilian-based oil and gas corporation. Disclosure forms reveal that Kerry has between $150,000...
  • (Video) The Terrorists have Won

    12/21/2012 10:50:37 AM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Disconcerting though this statement is, with the help of our elected scoundrels, we are becoming precisely what bin Laden wanted all along...
  • Another Look at Fracking

    12/21/2012 10:46:34 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/21/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    In a speech recently, Gov. Rick Snyder reiterated his support of natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). This is a good sign for taxpayers, job seekers and environmentalists. Despite the alarmism, fracking is safe — and much safer than the alternatives. Most of the fear about gas extraction comes from a disingenuous scene from a film in which people light the methane coming through their water pipes on fire because of alleged improper well construction, which has nothing to do with fracking. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says gas drilling by hydraulic fracturing has been going on for...
  • Robot Can Follow The Leader

    In January 2012, the LS3 prototype completed its first outdoor assessment, demonstrating mobility by climbing and descending a hill and exercising its perception capabilities.
  • President Obama to Confiscate all Privately Owned Weapons.

    12/21/2012 10:45:23 AM PST · by DanMiller · 24 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 21, 2012 | Dan Miller
    They can kill people unnecessarily, uncompassionately and unfairly unless possessed only by the proper authorities. Yesterday, deeply concerned about the end of the world predicted for today, I was faced with making a difficult decision: should I drink all of my remaining rum or save a bit for later? I enjoyed a tot or two and decided not to decide. Instead, I consulted my highly placed confidential source at the White House concerning the World's second gravest concern, privately owned weapons. This encouraging article, showing how far President Obama is ahead of us all, resulted. According to my confidential informant,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-21-12 (Nadin knows Mayan calendars)

    12/21/2012 10:44:50 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 39 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 21, 2012 | DUmmie nadinbrzezinski, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Well, it's December 21st. And we're still here. So far. But the day is not over yet. Should we be worried? Whenever there is a subject about which we are not sure, we know there is one place we can turn where we can find out the answers. And that is, to the World's Foremost Authority, the reigning DUmmie Of The Year . . . yes, Know-it-all Nadin Brzezinski. Nadin knows Mayan calendars. Heck, what is there that she DOESN'T know? The DUmmies, amid all their threads about gun control and the fiscal cliff, have spent some time noting...
  • It's 12-21-12 And The World Hasn't Ended...Yet...

    12/21/2012 10:44:00 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • New era in Russia-US trade relations: Obama scraps Jackson-Vanik amendment

    12/21/2012 10:40:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    President Obama has abolished the Jackson-Vanik amendment thus awarding Russia “permanent normal trade relations” status, which opens a new era in trade relations between the two countries. ­“The Russian Federation has been found to be in full compliance with the freedom of emigration requirement,” Obama proclaimed, adding that the articles of the 1974 law were no longer applicable to Russia. Jackson-Vanik affects trade by denying most favoured trading nation status to countries which unlawfully restrict emigration and violate other human rights. In particular it results in higher tariffs imposed on some goods and services and an outright ban on involvement...
  • So What if Congress is Missing a Screw? Or Two?

    12/21/2012 10:39:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bill Tatro
    It’s Christmas time and ‘tis the season to be jolly.  Yet, it’s also the season that tries men’s souls.  Many Christmases ago, my young daughter requested a doll and a baby carriage.  Making sure that Santa Claus found the correct toys was crucial because this just happened to be a last-minute request.  I called around and found that of all the stores that carried these items, only one store still had them in stock.  Apparently, these were very popular toys.  With minutes ticking by until closing, I flew to the store like the down of a thistle (with respects to...
  • Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini (FedEX Pkg) And Get Caught

    12/21/2012 10:35:11 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Kevin Smith
    Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini And Get Caught Kevin SmithDecember 21, 2012 Earlier today a video leaked via Reddit of a UPS driver stealing a package from the front porch of a home. The package contained an iPad mini, a Christmas present for the homeowner's daughter. The package had been dropped off earlier by a FedEx delivery person but a UPS delivery guy came up, inspected the package and walked off with it. The act would have gone unpunished had the homeowner not installed a camera at his doorstep. The video has since been removed from YouTube...
  • Mass. lawmaker will plead guilty to voter fraud

    12/21/2012 10:30:59 AM PST · by posterchild · 15 replies
    boston.com ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Travis Andersen
    A Democratic state representative from Everett who served on an election law committee is resigning his seat and will plead guilty to voter fraud charges in federal court in Boston, authorities said Thursday. Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, 57, faces up to two years in prison, and prosecutors will recommend a 6-month sentence, according to his plea agreement. Smith has also agreed to vacate his seat, effective Jan. 1, and not seek elective office for five years from the date of his sentencing. A plea date has not been set. Smith did not return messages seeking comment Thursday. One of his...
  • SGR Cuts: A Physician’s View (Medicare provider cuts)

    12/21/2012 10:29:58 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 7 replies
    Association of American Physician and Surgeons ^ | December 20th, 2012 | Steven Horvitz, D.O.
    Maybe we need the 26.5% cut in Medicare. Maybe then docs would wake up out of their politically correct slumber and decide to actually once again devote themselves and their practices to their patients, instead of to political schemes, insurance and hospital collusive bureaucracy. Those docs who do not care can get a job with the hospital or government. Their patients will know who the docs are working for, and it is not always them. Others like me will continue the Osteopathic tradition of providing excellent care in an independent private practice setting where no one stands between me and...
  • Four Dead in Altoona, PA Shooting

    12/21/2012 10:26:17 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/21/12 | Aurelius
    Four people, including the gunman, are dead today after a shooting that took place in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Three state troopers are also wounded. The suspect, who has yet to be identified, shot at people "randomly." He had killed three people before being confronted by troopers. During the confrontation, one officer was shot and two others were injured. The police were then able to shoot and kill the suspect. The trooper who was shot is expected to survive; the ammunition used by the gunman did not breach the officer's bulletproof vest. Other than the suspect, two men were killed and one...
  • Christmas Thoughts, 2012

    12/21/2012 10:24:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Mark W. Henderson
    The gentle spirit of Christmas brings a sense of fresh promise and renewal every year. The remembrances and commemorations of the birth of an innocent baby have a softening effect. Christmas provides a respite, even surcease, from the stresses, bruises, frictions, and pressures of everyday life. Indeed, this annual event reminds us that children are the hope of the world. They represent pure goodness—a clean slate, free of the learned baggage of mistrust and unkindness. They give us a glimpse of what life can be like without strife or animosity. They testify to the ideal of peace on earth....
  • Blackness, Whiteness, Asian-ness and other wastes of time and energy

    12/21/2012 10:17:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/21/12 | Jerry Todd
    It may come as a shock to some, but scientific studies, including the National Geographic Genographic Project show we all came from one set of parents. The Bible has so stated for 2,500 years, but with DNA technology it is a proven fact. (1) We all came from an area in East Central Africa and migrated – dispersed about the world. Climate, environmental adaptation and group/tribal intermarriage changed our appearances and cultural norms, but in the end, we all have the same blood types, the same longing for God – however our cultures have developed the original Covenant. Maybe the...
  • French Youth Lose Hope; Politicians in Denial

    12/21/2012 10:13:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Mike Schedlock
    With sovereign debt yields in most of Europe stabilizing, and the euro on the rise vs. the US dollar there is a growing sense of complacency in the eurozone. Such complacency is not warranted. I sense another storm in Southern Europe and huge problems ahead for the core of Europe, including Germany and France. The focus of this article is France. Young French Losing Hope as Prospects Fade French president Francois Hollande has not delivered on his promise to create jobs so Young French Lose Hope as Prospects Fade. Youth unemployment in France has been high for some time, but...
  • The Piltdown Warning....The left loves to muster the armies of official "science"...

    12/21/2012 10:13:55 AM PST · by virgil283 · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    The left loves to muster the armies of official "science" to discount conservative values and principles. Man-made global warming is one example.... ..Science has been confused and discredited in other areas of our life.....December 18, 2012 marked the centennial of one of the most notorious examples of how far the bureaucrats of official science will go to sustain a theory which allows them to dispense with God and to replace themselves as the new gods of life. On December 18, 1912, the Geological Society of London announced to the world that it had uncovered the "missing link" between our primate...
  • 2012 'Mayan' EOTW&StormWatch Thread - Merry CHRISTmas & HaPPy Holiday! Bundle Up&Be Safe Out There!

    12/21/2012 10:06:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Just a waste of bandwidth for some but Hey,, if you're stuck in a airport,, let us know how your holiday is going. Looks like the West Coast is about to get hammered again. Sizeable delays back to the blizzarding Midwest and beyond exist. Can the Christmas Holiday Season get any hairier for those traveling? Cjeck out what is spinning up off the West Coast and now pushing inland, a set of 3 more storms , time to batten the hatches, load the wood bins, and walk the dogs,. There's gonna be a lot more snow in the mountains in...
  • Catholic League's Donohue: Secularists Fighting War on Christmas

    12/21/2012 10:06:00 AM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12.17.12 | Steve Malzberg and Jim Meyers
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue tells Newsmax he is fighting against a “war on Christmas” being waged by secularists trying to “dilute or neuter” the real meaning of the religious holiday. He also declares that some atheists who attack Christmas are “mean-spirited people” using the First Amendment as a club. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is a New York-based nonprofit organization that claims more than 230,000 members. Donohue has been president since 1993. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, Donohue says the Catholic League has been dealing with the war on Christmas “even before I took...
  • Jews in the Judean Desert?

    More than 40,000 people have been slaughtered during the rebellion in Syria, and the death toll rises daily. The European Union does not appear to be particularly concerned. North Korea’s rulers have launched a three-stage rocket, moving closer to their goal of developing a nuclear-tipped ICBM, and they’re sharing nuclear-weapons technology with the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism in Iran. The EU does not seem to be worrying about that either. Israel is considering building homes on barren hills adjacent to Jerusalem. The EU’s 27 foreign ministers said they were “deeply dismayed” and warned Israel of unspecified consequences if the...
  • Former Marine to be released from Mexican prison

    12/21/2012 9:58:56 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Action 4 News Staff ^ | December 21, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    A former U.S. Marine is expected to be released from a prison in Matamoros on Friday. Jon Hammar has been held at CEDES prison since August, when he crossed bridge with a hunting rifle. He was taken into custody and charged with carrying an illegal weapon. According to his family, Hammar was told that he could bring the gun into Mexico if it was registered for and a fee was paid. His defense lawyer said it was determined that there was no intent to commit a crime in this case. Over the past five months, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has...
  • Atheists Use Times Square Billboard for Anti-Christmas Pitch

    12/21/2012 9:57:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.14.12 | Dave Bohon
    A group called American Atheists has posted a high-profile billboard in New York City's Times Square depicting Christianity as a “myth,” apparently mocking Jesus Christ on the cross. The group, which first launched its Christmas “myth” campaign in 2010, ramped up its campaign with a giant sign that features an image of Santa Claus, an equally large picture portraying a suffering Jesus on the cross, along with the phrase, “Keep the Merry — Dump the Myth!”David Silverman, president of the atheist club, claimed in a press release that his group thinks “a large population of Christians are actually 'atheists'...
  • Piers Morgan’s Glee

    12/21/2012 9:50:59 AM PST · by Mozilla · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dave Blount
    Piers Morgan’s Glee There is no silver lining to the horrific tragedy in Newtown — unless you count the glee of authoritarian gun-grabbers like CNN’s Piers Morgan. John Nolte reported yesterday: 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 gun rights advocate, hysterically calling the man an “idiot” and “unbelievably stupid.” No wonder Piers is so grumpy. Despite all the Hope & Change, this is technically still America so long as we exercise the right to bear arms. Only...
  • What Difference Would Banning Guns Make?

    12/21/2012 9:50:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Political Calcultions
    In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, we've noted a strong uptick in our site traffic by people wanting to find out how different the U.S. might be if the nation adopted Canada's much more restrictive firearms laws. This post gathers all our analysis on that topic from 2011 in one place. Who Kills Who We examine the FBI's data on the race of victims and their killers. We find that the vast majority of offenders prefer to kill their own kind (that evidence is borne out elsewhere, where criminals also seem to prefer killing other criminals!) U.S. vs...
  • Obama, Boehner, The Mayan Calendar and The Fiscal Abyss: Evidence From The Market

    12/21/2012 9:49:37 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/21/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I wasn’t at all surprised by the news that House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) pulled “Plan B From Outer Space” from the floor and threw the ball back into President Obama’s and Senate Majority Leader Reid’s (D-NV) court. They will likely agree to some of sequestration. And if Republicans don’t go along with it, it’s into the abyss we go! The reaction to Speaker Boehner’s failure to pass Plan B in the House? As of noon today, stock market indices are down. Gold is up! And the 10 year Treasury rate is down. And with all the talk about tax increases,...
  • Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting (Wayne LaPierre)

    12/21/2012 9:49:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | Wayne LaPierre
    Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting, delivered on Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript)Here's a transcript of the remarks from the NRA press conference on the Sandy Hook school shooting. Statements are being updated as the remarks unfold.DAVID KEENE, PRESIDENT,  NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: Good morning.--snip--LAPIERRE: Good morning.The National Rifle Association -- 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters -- join the nation in horror, outrage, grief, and earnest prayer for the families of Newtown, Connecticut, who have suffered such an incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime.Out of respect for the families and until the facts...
  • A Final Farewell to Daniel Inouye: September 7, 1924 - December 17, 2012

    12/21/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012 | various
    A hero for Hawaii - Daniel Ken Inouye, the grandson of Japanese immigrants, sacrificed his right arm for his country in combat during World War II and devoted much of his life as an unwavering voice for Hawaii in the U.S. Senate [Video, images, text]
  • Obama issues call for gun ban

    12/21/2012 9:40:04 AM PST · by pabianice · 103 replies
    messages @whitehouse.gov ^ | 12/21/12 | Reed
    A Message from President Obama about Your Petition on Reducing Gun Violence In the days since the tragedy in Newtown, Americans from all over the country have called for action to deter mass shootings and reduce gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of you have signed petitions on We the People. I'm writing you today to thank you for speaking up, to update you on an important development, and to encourage you to continue engaging with the White House on this critical issue. First, you should know that President Obama is paying close to attention to the public response to this...
  • Joe Scarborough Explodes At Rep. Huelskamp’s Assertion That Newtown Tragedy Is Being ‘Politicized’

    12/21/2012 9:36:28 AM PST · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12-21-12 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Things got heated this morning on Morning Joe, when Republican congressman from Kansas, Tim Huelskamp, was asked about his thoughts on gun control following their discussion about the fiscal cliff deal. While Huelskamp’s opposition to an assault weapons ban was a point of contention, it was his assertion that the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. not be used to further a “political agenda” that sent Joe Scarborough over the edge. Stricter legislation about assault weapons won’t solve the problem, the congressman said. “It’s a people problem.” “What has bothered me the most as a representative is how this has been politicized...
  • Mysterious Attacks Leave Livestock Earless in Kentucky

    12/21/2012 9:34:49 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/20/12 | Stephanie Pappas
    An unknown animal is attacking, but not eating, livestock in Kentucky, leaving many of the victims with gnawed or detached ears. According to WAVE News, the attacks have been ongoing for several weeks in Shelby County, Ky. At least five goats have had to be put to sleep due to their injuries, and a goat named Polka-dot has been left with just one ear. Kevin Cox, the local farmer who owns Polka-dot, has also had several of his bulls attacked, he told the news organization. Kentucky officials are investigating, but there's no word yet on the culprit in the attacks....