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  • Piers Morgan Lashes Out on Twitter Against Petition Asking White House to Deport Him

    12/24/2012 1:31:28 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/24/12 | Alex Kantrowitz
    Piers Morgan lashed out on Twitter today after a petition on the White House’s official website demanding his deportation blew past the 25,000 signature mark necessary to require an official response. The petition, now over 45,000 signatures, asks the White House to deport Morgan, a CNN host, for what it calls an attack on the second amendment. Morgan, who is British, has been an outspoken advocate for gun control in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings earlier this month. The petition calls his advocacy a “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution,” and demands that he “be deported immediately for his...
  • Bennett on Netanyahu: He Wants to Navigate Alone

    12/24/2012 1:25:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/12
    Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett responded Monday night to the uproar created by comments he made last week regarding the expulsion of Jews from their homes. Referring to Netanyahu's campaign, Bennett told Channel 2 that "a national camp does not attack a national camp. It is completely unnecessary to play in the internal field. We have to take votes away from Livni." "This policy debate is fine," said Bennett, "but to get up in the morning and see a flood of anonymous personal negative ads is not right." "Netanyahu prefers to surround himself with weak parties who have no influence...
  • That map of gun owners circulating around (Vanity, it must)

    12/24/2012 1:23:05 PM PST · by Celerity · 22 replies
    I would like to talk about something from lohud, but those people are creeps. This map has been circulating around with the exact locations of NY state registered and licenced gun owners. This is highly upsetting. I did a search for it, and tried to scan the site for a thread - But threads are truncated for me just like everyone else.
  • The NRA plan is so stupid that 1/3rd of all public schools already use it

    12/24/2012 1:17:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | 12/24/12 | Via New York Times:
    [. . .] Nationwide, at least 23,000 schools — about one-third of all public schools — already had armed security on staff as of the most recent data, for the 2009-10 school year, and a number of states and districts that do not use them have begun discussing the idea in recent days. . . Plus the NRA plan was much more comprehensive than just armed guards.
  • Wreaths Across America (Sierra Vista, AZ)

    12/24/2012 1:16:06 PM PST · by SandRat
    Wreaths Across America (Sierra VistaFt. Huachuca, AZ)
  • To American Gun Owners

    12/24/2012 1:15:47 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 Dec 12 | Kenn Blanchard
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  • Photos: Rare Cat Breeds

    12/24/2012 12:48:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 80 replies
    Petside.com ^ | ? | Dorri Olds
    There are close to 100 recognized domestic cat breeds and every last one of them descended from wildcats. Some are recognizable just by looking at them. For instance, we’ve all heard of Persian, Siamese and Burmese cats. Other cats, however, aren't as recognizable, and not nearly as common. Here are some adorable photos of rare cat breeds who may not have crossed your path!
  • ’Tis the season to bash Israel

    12/24/2012 12:44:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday December 24, 2012 | David M. Weinberg
    Every Christmas eve, you can count on several foreign correspondents in Israel to produce their annual bash-Israel-for-Christmas articles. These propaganda pieces usually focus on the plight of Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem, laying the blame on Israel for the dramatic decline (from perhaps 70 percent to under 25%) in the number of Christians in that city. Earlier this year, in April, CBS’s Bob Simon produced a masterpiece of mistruth on “60 Minutes” in which he indicted Israel's “occupation” and its security fence for the decline of the Christian population in the entire West Bank. Yesterday, the slam-Israel doozy of the year...
  • Group says Gaza Palestinians violated laws of war

    12/24/2012 12:35:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 24, 2012 7:56 AM EST
    Gaza militants violated laws of war by launching hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians during last month’s fighting, Human Rights Watch said in a release Monday. … “Palestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at the New York-based rights group. “There is simply no legal justification for launching rockets at populated areas.” …
  • A sampling of child firearms deaths in 2012

    12/24/2012 12:35:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-24-12 | Administration Propaganda(AP)
    A sample of deaths by gunfire this year of children age 12 and under based on an Associated Press review of media reports: Jan. 23—Jaymee M. Steward, 7, is accidentally shot in the head while he and his brothers, ages 4 and 13, play in a bedroom of the family home in Morristown, Tenn., with a .22-caliber gun they mistake for a toy. Jaymee dies three days later. Feb. 20—Delric Miller, 9 months, is struck by gunfire when an attacker sprays the Detroit home he is in with an AK-47. Authorities say the gunfire is gang-related.
  • Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East

    12/24/2012 12:26:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/23/12 | Edward Malnick
    Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report. The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”. It warns that converts from Islam...
  • #ObamaChristmasSongs (trending on Twitter)

    12/24/2012 12:22:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/24/12 | Nachum
    Currently trending on Twitter... "Mele Kalikimaka is Obama's way to say Fiscal Cliffmas to you" O Come, All Ye Useful Idiots Up on the Foreclosed Housetop #obamachristhmassongs I'm dreaming of a half-white Christmas I'll be Vacationing for Christmas All I want for Christmas is to tax the Rich White Line Christmas Rudolph the red nosed communist I'm dreaming of a tax Christmas. The Twelve Days of Gun Control Silent Drones I Saw Daddy Kissing Larry Sinclair Silent Right All You Who Are To Mirth Inclined - Marx Joy to the world, I won
  • $2 Billion to Detain Immigrants? Not a Good Move — Rev. Lauma Zusevics Writes at The Capital Times

    12/24/2012 12:16:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Capital Times ^ | December 24, 2012 | LAUMA ZUSEVICS
    In the wake of Election Day, “immigration reform” has been on the lips of our political leaders, Republicans and Democrats alike. Hearing such talk makes me wish those officials could share the experiences I’ve had, so that those reforms are based on reality rather than wishful thinking. Whether your family arrived in America by disembarking before there was a country, or by dutifully waiting in line to immigrate, we can all agree that as Americans we have certain responsibilities. We have a moral obligation to refrain from treating illegal immigrants with undue harshness, and as a nation respected for its...
  • What will more gun laws accomplish?

    12/24/2012 12:09:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Answers ^ | December 24, 2012 | Gavin
    I'm 15, and where I live, most people have guns, yet you've never heard of anything like the Newtown tragedy happening here. I'm not sure if there has ever been an attempted murder in the area where I live. The way I see it gum laws will accomplish nothing. You see, criminals aren't exactly known for following laws. That's what makes them criminals. Marijuna is illegal, yet millions of Americans still do it. If there is something I'm not understanding, please educate me. Best Answer - Chosen by Asker Actually at age 15 you are more educated than the 40...
  • A Carolina Christmas Carol

    12/24/2012 11:53:51 AM PST · by Windflier · 6 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | Charlie Daniels
    Every year during the Christmas season I replace my regular column with a story I wrote years ago. It’s totally fictitious, but there are bits and pieces of autobiographical material here and there that reflect on my earliest remembrances of Christmas time in North Carolina. We always have a get together with family and friends at our house on Christmas Eve night. We share some food and drink and then sit around the den in a circle and everybody gets a turn to say whatever is on their minds followed by me reading Luke's version of the Christmas story. Several...
  • FR screen layout changed

    12/24/2012 11:50:33 AM PST · by bravo whiskey · 42 replies
    24DEC12 | bravowhiskey
    i just lost my forum selection blocks on the right side and now i have to go back to home to change forums. it was fine yesterday and i haven't looked at preferences in years. is this me? Merry Christmas to all freepers.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 12/24 7-11pm est

    12/24/2012 11:46:40 AM PST · by Vision · 14 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/24/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • The Unholy War on Christmas

    12/24/2012 11:33:08 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 24, 2012 | JP
    My company, a major metropolitan newspaper, used to host an annual Christmas party for employees. But, this year, the paper broke with tradition, hosting instead a “holiday party,” so as not to offend the sensibilities of those that do not believe Christ the Son of the God. Well, I respect the Constitutionally-protected right of every American to practice a religion other than Christianity, the faith of this nation’s founders. Or to practice no religion whatsoever (which I suspect of many, if not most of my journalistic peers). What I find objectionable, though, is the insistence of non-Christians that the holiday...
  • Rip Hawk dead at 82 (professional wrestler)

    12/24/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | December 22, 2012 | Steven Johnson
    During his thirty years as a pro wrestler, Rip Hawk piled up enough championship belts, main event appearances, and road stories to last a lifetime... Hawk, who died December 22 at 82, after a series of heart-related ailments in recent years, was best known as the tag team partner of Swede Hanson in Jim Crockett Sr.'s Charlotte, N.C.-based promotion in the 1960s and 1970s...
  • John Kerry's Record in Latin America

    12/24/2012 11:31:44 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2012 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    ... Mr. Kerry's record of promoting American values abroad is dismal. It isn't that he opposes U.S. intervention—far from it. The trouble is that he has a habit of intervening on behalf of bad guys. A left-wing world view and an earnest conviction that it is his destiny to impose it on others may make him a perfect fit in the Obama cabinet. But it won't be good for poor countries or for U.S. interests. Latin America knows all too well the dangerous combination of Mr. Kerry's arrogance and, to be polite, let's say, naiveté. In 1985, in the midst...