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  • 10 Facts for Liberals: Why Gun Control Can't Stop Another Newtown Massacre

    12/22/2012 4:15:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There are now calls from the Left for gun control legislation in response to Adam Lanza's unconscionable mass killing of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary. However, very few people seem to be asking the most basic question of all before getting started: What gun control legislation could have stopped Adam Lanza? The answer is "none." Let's consider a few alternatives: 1) The school was already a "gun free zone;" so obviously that wasn't effective. Of course, the sort of people who would respect a "gun free zone" in the first place are the very ones you wouldn't have...
  • Clinton Pledges Funds to Add Police to Schools

    12/22/2012 4:12:52 AM PST · by defeat_the_dem_igods · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 16, 2000 | LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON
    April 16, 2000 Marking the first anniversary of the shooting deaths at Columbine High School, President Clinton announced $120 million in new federal grants Saturday to place more police officers in schools and help even the youngest kids cope with their problems. Clinton also unveiled the $60-million fifth round of funding for "COPS in School," a Justice Department program that helps pay the costs of placing police officers in schools to help make them safer for students and teachers. The money will be used to provide 452 officers in schools in more than 220 communities.
  • All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye's Funeral

    12/22/2012 4:11:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | december 21, 2012
    Unbelievable - During funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama diverts remembering Inouye for by speaking of himself for about 10 minutes
  • Can We Make Love and Not War? Sorry, No.

    12/22/2012 4:08:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | John Ransom
    We need a new foreign policy and we need to spend a lot less money. That’s the message stock market is telling us. It’s a message painted in big bold letters and we’d be wise to read it. We need a foreign policy that uses the proven lessons we learned from the Cold War; a policy that pares back our commitment of troops to combat operations. We need a fiscal policy that we learned during the 30 years from the 1960s to 1990, when our economy only did well as we restrained government spending to an amount affordable by our...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Gun Control in Obamaland

    12/22/2012 4:01:56 AM PST · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    FACTS ARE THE STUBBORNEST OF THINGS Of the 5 worst shooting rampages, only one happened in America, and none were carried out by Americans. Of the 5 worst massacres, two were carried out by Asians and one by an African constable. Only two were carried out by white men. The next man on the list was Latino. None were carried out by Americans. Two of the killers, William Unek in the Belgian Congo and Woo Bum-Kon of South Korea were police officers. The United States homicide rate doubled between the 1900s and the 1920s. It declined in the wartime...
  • The Christmas Spirit

    12/22/2012 3:58:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Anyone offended by public displays of Christmas needs to see a psychiatrist. Are we clear on this? You are a loon if the sight of baby Jesus arouses anger or sadness in you. Get help. This brings us to the governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee. He recently told me on national television that the reason he will not use the word "Christmas" in describing the state Christmas tree is that the word might offend non-Christians. The governor calls the state-purchased symbol a "holiday tree." My reply to the governor was that by excluding the word "Christmas," he might...
  • Mexico Frees Ex-Marine Jailed for Bringing In Gun

    12/22/2012 3:51:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 11:02 PM EST | Curt Anderson
    A Marine veteran jailed for months in Mexico after trying to carry a family heirloom shotgun across the border has been freed, U.S. officials and his lawyer said late Friday. The attorney for 27-year-old Jon Hammar tweeted Friday night that his client had been released from a detention center in Matamoros, Mexico. “Jon is out, going home!” Eddie Varon Levy tweeted. … An aide to a legal representative of the Mexican attorney general’s office had told U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s staff about the pending release after the Florida Democrat’s office got word from Hammar’s mother, according to a press release...
  • MP says Bloody Sunday murder inquiry is “misguided” (Northern Ireland)

    12/22/2012 3:41:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 December 2012 | Last updated at 05:10 ET
    A Conservative MP who served as a soldier in Northern Ireland has questioned the need for prosecutions in the Bloody Sunday killings. On Thursday, it was revealed that a team of 15 detectives will head up a murder investigation into the 1972 shootings. They will be led by a senior investigating officer who will be based in Londonderry. Patrick Mercer said he is “confused” by this latest development and does not know what prosecutions will achieve. …
  • Dublin IRA man charged over Northern Ireland prison officer murder

    12/22/2012 3:32:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Irish Central ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:54 AM | Antoinette Kelly
    Vincent Banks, 44, from Smithfield, Dublin was brought before the Irish Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday where he was charged in connection with the murder in November of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black. Banks was charged with membership of an unlawful organization styling itself as the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on December 18th, 2012. Banks was also charged with withholding information in relation to the murder of David Black. …
  • Bureaucratic rivalries may have hampered Benghazi security: sources

    12/22/2012 3:23:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:16pm EST | Mark Hosenball
    Infighting and bureaucratic jealousies between the State Department and the Pentagon may have played a role in lax security arrangements prior to the deadly attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, congressional sources said. Evidence of the bureaucratic rivalries, not previously reported, is contained in unpublished documents being studied by congressional investigators and is referred to in a classified version of a report on the attacks in Libya, which was turned over to Congress earlier this week, the sources said. Two sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the friction between the Defense and State departments included, but...
  • San Francisco to Crack Down on Big Ammo Buys

    12/22/2012 3:17:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Dec 2012 01:34 PM | Alec Weisman
    San Francisco officials are planning to ban the possession of hollow-point bullets and require notification of the police for any single purchase of more than 500 rounds of ammunition. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, City Supervisor Malia Cohen is introducing the ordinance in response to last Friday’s deadly shooting in Connecticut of 20 school children. …
  • License plates Florida actually approved (Warning: contains profanity)

    12/22/2012 1:27:29 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 95 replies
    A committee at Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has reviewed more than 1,800 vanity plate requests in the last 10 years. The ones that get rejected often have objectionable language, sexual innuendo and more. Sometimes, harmless ones -- like G8R H8R -- don't make the cut either. Here's a select look at some of the ones that actually made the cut (see the gallery of rejected ones):
  • 2 Teens Arrested In Connection With Beaver Co. Murder (update)

    12/22/2012 1:21:25 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    Pitt CBS Local ^ | 12/19/12 | KDKA
    BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) – Two teens wanted in connections with a fatal shooting in Beaver County earlier this month have been arrested. According to police, Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez, both 14, were arrested Tuesday night by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force. The teens were wanted in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Kayla Peterson outside of her Beaver Falls home. Beaver County’s District Attorney tells KDKA that Facebook photos posted by two suspects after the homicide are also now part of the criminal investigation. D.A. Anthony Berosh said photos surfaced on Facebook after the killing. The...
  • Peacekeeper shoots dead three comrades, self in Sudan

    12/22/2012 1:08:40 AM PST · by granada · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 21, 2012 | Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Michael Roddy
    (Reuters) - An international peacekeeper killed three other peacekeepers before killing himself in the Darfur region of Sudan, the U.N.-led international peacekeeping force (UNAMID) said on Friday. The shooting happened at a UNAMID site in Mukjar in West Darfur on Thursday, UNAMID spokeswoman Aicha Elbasri said, adding that the gunman had shot himself and another comrade had been wounded. The African Union-United Nations force initially had said the peacekeeper killed four comrades. "The mission is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident," Elbasri said, declining further comment. Despite the presence of the world's largest peacekeeping mission, fighting between Sudan's armed...
  • Please FREEP This Poll: Where do you stand on the Gun Ban and why?

    12/22/2012 12:05:40 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    <p>Where do you stand on the Gun Ban and why?</p>
  • Caption these photos from Wednesday's Obama/Biden press conference

    12/21/2012 11:44:05 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-19-2012 | #1 & #2
    Images captured from the first 2 seconds...
  • Overcoming small obstacles (Nanofabrication methods)

    12/21/2012 11:18:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 19 December 2012 | Andy Extance
    Fabrication methods combining printing and lithography have proven fertile. Andy Extance now asks how successful will they be outside the lab? © Felice C FrankelAbout eight carbon–carbon single bonds laid end-to-end. Roughly two sodium chloride unit cells side-by-side. These chemists’ benchmarks are useful for understanding a size far too small to see with the naked eye: the nanometre. Chemicals naturally inhabit this scale, even as electronic engineers drill ever further into it to make chips for our computers and smartphones. Now that semiconductor scientists are making commercial transistors with dimensions as small as 22nm, they face perhaps their biggest challenge...
  • Christian Shot to Death in Somalia ( for leaving Islam )

    12/21/2012 10:48:50 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | December 14, 2012
    Two unidentified masked men shot Mursal Isse Siad, 55, outside his home in Beledweyne, 206 miles (332 kilometers) north of Mogadishu, for leaving Islam, Muslim and Christian sources told Morning Star News. The assailants fled immediately after the murder. Siad’s oldest daughter (name withheld), 15, said her father was killed “because he failed to attend the mosque for prayers and used to pray at home. He used to share with us about Jesus.” She said that he had received messages on his mobile phone stating, “We know what you are doing, and you must stop, otherwise you risk your life.”...
  • Cuba after 2012: Unknowns in 2013

    12/21/2012 10:43:20 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Havana Times ^ | December 21, 2012 | Isaac Risco (dpa)
    It was a year marked by the long awaited immigration reform (that 0 couldn't or never meant to deliver) the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, the "accidental" death of Oswaldo Paya, hurricane Sandy striking eastern Eastern Cuba suffered the worst hurricane damage in perhaps 50 years in Hurricane Sandy. Hundreds of thousands of homes were wrecked .( + attendant cholera and dengue fever)
  • Man convicted in imam's 1990 slaying ( ROP )

    12/21/2012 10:32:07 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 20, 2012 | Kim Smith
    Nearly 23 years after Rashad Khalifa was stabbed and beaten to death, the man accused of doing it has been convicted of premeditated, first-degree murder. A Pima County jury returned the guilty verdict against Glen Francis, 52, after three hours of deliberations. ... Attorneys for both sides agreed Khalifa, 54, was likely killed because of his religious teachings. After studying the Quran for years, he found a mathematical code and came to believe two verses were satanic. In his English translation of the Quran, he removed those verses. He also taught that people should follow the word of God and...