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  • Doc infects patients with hepatitis B during surgery

    12/24/2012 4:02:34 PM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    MyHealthNewsDaily ^ | 12/24/12 | Rachael Rettner
    A doctor with hepatitis B who performed joint replacement surgeries unknowingly passed the virus on to at least two of his patients, according to a new report. The report, issued by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System, said the surgeon first became aware that he had hepatitis B after he stuck himself with a needle, and underwent routine testing for blood-borne diseases. The surgeon had emigrated from a country that had a high prevalence of hepatitis B, and likely had had chronic hepatitis B for some time without showing symptoms, such as fever and nausea.
  • Adelson: GOP Should Accept Tax Increases to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    12/24/2012 3:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Dec 2012 10:20 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    Casino/hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson says Republican congressmen should accept a tax increase to solve the fiscal cliff. ďIím a citizen first and a partisan second,Ē Adelson, who provided more than $100 million to Republican candidates during the last election cycle, writes on Politico. That sum likely makes him the largest single donor ever. Ö
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-12, Solemnity, Nativity of the Lord [Mass/Day]

    12/24/2012 3:49:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2012†[Mass during the Day] † Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) † Reading 1†Is 52:7-10 How beautiful upon the mountainsare the feet of him who brings glad tidings,announcing peace, bearing good news,announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,"Your God is King!" Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry,together they shout for joy,for they see directly, before their eyes,the LORD restoring Zion.Break out together in song,O ruins of Jerusalem!For the LORD comforts his people,he redeems Jerusalem.The LORD has bared his holy armin the sight of all the nations;all the ends of the earth will beholdthe salvation of our...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Hyades for the Holidays

    12/24/2012 3:46:57 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | December 24, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Recognized since antiquity and depicted on the shield of Achilles according to Homer, stars of the Hyades cluster form the head of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Their general V-shape is anchored by Aldebaran, the eye of the Bull and by far the constellation's brightest star. Yellowish in appearance, red giant Aldebaran is not a Hyades cluster member, though. Modern astronomy puts the Hyades cluster 151 light-years away making it the nearest established open star cluster, while Aldebaran lies at less than half that distance, along the same line-of-sight. Along with colorful Hyades stars, this stellar holiday portrait locates...
  • Whoís Crazy? Mental-health experts are wrong.

    12/24/2012 3:45:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 24, 2012 | D. J. Jaffe
    Mental-health experts are wrong. Untreated, the seriously mentally ill are prone to violence. While virtually the entire nation unites around the reasonable proposition that people with serious mental illnesses should not own assault weapons, one group takes umbrage: mental-health experts. In the wake of incidents such as the one at Newtown, the experts immediately issue press releases claiming that people with mental illness are no more violent than others, leading to the conclusion that people with serious mental illness should not be the target of gun-control efforts.How can the chasm be so wide? Who is right? The public that believes...
  • School or Prison? ? Play the New Game!

    12/24/2012 3:44:18 PM PST · by wintertime · 38 replies
    AdamVSTheMan plays "IS IT A SCHOOL, OR IS IT A PRISON" with Alexander McCobin and Sloane Frost of Students for Liberty. Have fun with this one. Here's the link: School or Prison? ( Play the New Game)
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-12, Solemnity, Nativity of the Lord [Dawn]

    12/24/2012 3:43:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2012 [Mass at Dawn] Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) † Reading 1†Is 62:11-12 See, the LORD proclaimsto the ends of the earth:say to daughter Zion,your savior comes!Here is his reward with him,his recompense before him.They shall be called the holy people,the redeemed of the LORD,and you shall be called "Frequented,"a city that is not forsaken. Responsorial Psalm†Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12. R. A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;let the many isles be glad.The heavens proclaim his justice,and all peoples see...
  • Un-merry Christmas to Christians from Islam

    12/24/2012 3:37:10 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    politicalislam.com ^ | 23DEC12 | Kenneth Roberts
    Is Islam tolerant of Christianity? Muslims say yes, but what are the facts? Mullahs around the world warn Muslims not to respond to the words 'Merry Christmas'. If Jesus is the 'prince of peace', it makes Mohammed look bad. In the last years of his life, Mohammed led and commanded violent aggression every six weeks. Mohammed was the 'prince of jihad'. Muslims believe angels announced the birth of Jesus, but Muslims do not believe the Gospel where the angels said, "Peace on earth." Peace with Kafirs is not possible. The Christmas greeting to Christians around the world is still the...
  • Conservative Spy Novels...Need New Names...Going Through Withdrawal

    12/24/2012 3:35:29 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 64 replies
    Self | 12-24-12 | Self
    I am going through withdrawal...Ya'll have been helpful and have recommended some of the authors I'll name here...I've unfortunately exhausted Ben Coes, Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, Vince Flynn and Barry Eisler's novels...I would appreciate some more names...I was once told to read David Baldacci's novels...I read 2 pages and realized he's an America-hating liberal. Please, none of these. I only like America-supporting, conservative spy novels...many thanks in advance.
  • Are US SCHOOLS more like PRISON? JUVENILE HALLS or Educational Institution?

    12/24/2012 3:33:01 PM PST · by wintertime · 15 replies
    Russia Today Youtube ^ | Published on July 14, 2012
    "Are US SCHOOLS more like PRISON? JUVENILE HALLS or Educational Institution?" Here's the link to the video: Are US Schools more like Prison? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5RaDNHwc_M Several thoughts come to mind in the light of the recent school shooting: 1) Government schools will resemble prison even more so than they do now. 2) With more police presence in the schools, minor school infractions will more often be treated like crimes. 3) The children who attend these schools risk learning to be comfortable with a prison-state government control of their lives, government compulsion, and the government trashing every First Amendment Right ( speech,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-12, Solemnity, Nativity of the Lord [Midnight Mass]

    12/24/2012 3:32:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2012†[Midnight Mass] † Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) † Reading 1†Is 9:1-6 The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;upon those who dwelt in the land of glooma light has shone.You have brought them abundant joyand great rejoicing,as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,as people make merry when dividing spoils.For the yoke that burdened them,the pole on their shoulder,and the rod of their taskmasteryou have smashed, as on the day of Midian.For every boot that tramped in battle,every cloak rolled in blood,will be burned as fuel for flames.For a child...
  • Ancient Bloodletting Practice Making a Comeback

    12/24/2012 3:25:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | http://www.dw.de/ancient-bloodletting-practice-making-a-comeback/a-16416231 | Sonya Angelica Diehn
    Old medical practices, like bloodletting, are typically seen as reminders of a time when the human body was misunderstood. But some of these practices are now being revived Ė with scientific backing. Scientists at the Charitť Hospital in Berlin recently undertook a clinical study to test the benefits that bloodletting can have on obese people suffering from the metabolic syndrome, with symptoms including high blood pressure, high blood-sugar levels and excessive iron in their blood. After withdrawing two vials of blood from patients with the syndrome, scientists compared the samples with patients from a control group, according to head researcher...
  • What Happened to the (NY) Giants?

    12/24/2012 3:25:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 24, 2012 | David Roth
    Giants quarterback Eli Manning has had plenty of reasons to perfect his pout in the last few weeks. Itís not exactly a rivalry, the thing that exists between the New York Jets and New York Giants. Neither team plays in New York, nor against each other all that often. The fan bases donít overlap, but donít exactly clash, either. So all year, Giants fans have been able to stand alongside other neutral NFL observers marveling at the buff, surly telenovela that is the Jets. The Jets, for their part, were at it again on Sunday, with third-stringer-turned-starter Greg McElroy...
  • North Dakota Enjoys Oil BoomóBut Girds for Slowdown

    12/24/2012 3:22:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2012 | RUSSELL GOLD
    The Bakken Shale has put North Dakota in an enviable positionóflush with oil, jobs and tax revenue. But some state officials are fretting about an inevitable slowdown. Here, a drill site outside of Watford City. DICKINSON, N.D.óNorth Dakota officials have a challenge many states would love to face: figuring out how to manage big permanent investments such as roads and bridges for an energy boom that is drawing hordes of newcomers. Already home to some of the fastest-growing towns in the country, according to Census Bureau estimates, the oil-rich western half of North Dakota is likely to experience a population...
  • ALL is not lost...

    12/24/2012 3:19:09 PM PST · by Paisan · 9 replies
    You Tube
    My Aunt sent me this
  • Actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90

    12/24/2012 3:14:09 PM PST · by John W · 73 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | December 24, 2012 | ABC 13
    LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRK) -- There's sad news to report from the entertainment world. Actor Jack Klugman has passed away at the age of 90. The actor's attorney made the announcement Monday. Klugman reportedly died peacefully at his home in Northridge, California with his wife, Peggy, at his side.
  • African Driver Insists He Is Filipino

    12/24/2012 3:11:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, December 23, 2012 | Eman Al Baik
    Cameroonian presents forged driving licenceThe Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced a Cameroonian, who used a forged driving licence that mentioned the driverís nationality as Filipino, to three months in jail. KTS, 26, was also ordered to be deported after serving his jail term. According to the records, KTS insisted to a policeman who had stopped him to check his driving licence and carís registration papers that he holds the Philippines nationality. First Corporal Ali Saud testified that on September 28, at around 12.45, while he was managing the traffic at the arrivals area of Dubai Airport, he noticed...
  • Spending to Increase 55 Percent Under Obama's Plan

    12/24/2012 3:08:07 PM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Monday, December 24, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Spending will increase 55 percent over the next decade, if President Barack Obama's budget plan goes into effect. The finding comes from the Republican-side of the Senate Budget Committee, which notes that Obama's "Proposal Would Spend $880 Billion Over Already Projected Increases." "The President's last fiscal cliff offer once again increased spending rather than reducing it," writes the minority-side of the Senate Budget Committee. "His plan does claim $800 billion in spending reductions over ten years, but these claims are more than offset by new spending increases: increasing spending above BCA limits ($1,200 billion); paying for the doc fix ($400...
  • Mr 'One Pound Fish' to Return to Pakistan

    12/24/2012 3:05:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, December 24, 2012
    Fishmonger's visa has expiredPakistan citizen Muhammad Nazir will not have the best of Christmas despite his 'One Pound Fish' song becoming the Christmas chartbuster. Reason? His UK visa seems to have run out and he will be flown back to his home country on December 25. He can return to the UK only after he sorts out his paper, reveals Daily Mail. Nazir was under investigation by the Home Office over a potential breach of the terms of his student visa after he ditched his studies to work as a fishmonger.
  • Police catch Superstorm theft suspect who took advantage of classmate's kindness

    12/24/2012 3:04:49 PM PST · by tflabo · 2 replies
    phillyburbs ^ | Mon Dec 24, 2012 | Jo Ciavaglia
    Lower Southampton police have caught a homeless New Jersey woman who allegedly stole more than $2,000 in items from a former high school classmate who took her in after Hurricane Sandy.
  • The porch life: More than shelter and shade, they're a lifestyle.

    12/24/2012 2:56:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | December 22, 2012 | Marla Jo Fisher
    For years, I had an old Craftsman bungalow with a big front porch. I'd sit out front every night with a glass in my hand, enjoying my street, greeting the neighbors as they walked their dogs. Friends would see me and stop over, sitting in one of the wicker chairs I provided. Pretty soon, there'd be a gathering. I'd put on some music and a bottle would be opened.
  • Official NORAD Santa Tacker

    12/24/2012 2:51:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker
  • Armed Robber Told Kentucky Fried Chicken Manager "You Know What I Want": Boca Raton Police

    12/24/2012 2:51:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Dec 24, 2012
    The suspect got away with cash and a gold necklace, police saidA suspect who robbed a Kentucky Fried Chicken pointed a handgun at the manager and said, ďYou know what I want,Ē Boca Raton Police said. The manager said that he left the KFC at 1601 N. Federal Highway Monday at about 2 a.m. and went to his car to put some stuff in the trunk, police said in a statement. But after he went and locked up the business and returned to his car, placing the weekend deposits inside it, he was confronted by a male suspect, police said....
  • Idaho Falconers Keep Ancient Tradition Alive

    12/24/2012 2:48:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gary Moon releases ďLaser,Ē his young prairie falcon, as the sunís first rays set Southern Idahoís desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter strapped to each leg, lifts from Moonís leather gauntlet and with every rapid wing beat circles higher into the sky. Moon, a semi-retired 70-year-old businessman and mechanic from Boise, waits until his bird soars to 400 feet before sprinting toward a pond. With no ducks on the water, however, he reaches inside a sack at his side, flinging a homing pigeon aloft. Instinctively, Laser dives; only a last-second maneuver keeps the pigeon from becoming...
  • Prayer Request for Conor Macnessa

    12/24/2012 2:34:19 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 79 replies
    Self
    Dear Friends, At this juncture, I must ask for your prayers on my behalf. Last Friday afternoon, while driving home from work I blacked out on I-95 and rear-ended the vehicle in front of me. I was taken by ambulance to Laurel Regional Hospital and was admitted. During my three-day stay I had a head CT, a cervical MRI, an EEG, and a chest CT. They finally released me at about three oíclock this afternoon. In light of the circumstances of this accident, I am coming to the conclusion that I should not drive anymore. No one was injured...
  • Temporary workaround to get your sidebars back

    12/24/2012 2:29:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    FR settings ^ | Dec 24, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    An error in the system is truncating some of our pages. Hoping John checks his messages soon and fixes the problem. In the meantime, you can work around it by clicking on "Account" (at the top of any of the main index pages) then on "My Preferences." Then select 20 results per page. Very sorry about the inconvenience. Merry Christmas, everyone!!
  • Donít kill the shale-gas boom

    12/24/2012 2:29:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Published: DECEMBER 23, 8:19 PM ET | Robert J. Samuelson,
    Letís not smother the shale-gas boom. It is the crown jewel of the disappointing economic recovery. Why tamper with success? Yet, there are those who argue that benefits of shale gas could be maximized if we restricted gas exports, mainly as liquefied natural gas (LNG). This would, itís argued, keep prices low for U.S. consumers and manufacturers, contributing powerfully to the revival of American industry. Sounds convincing. It isnít.Limiting LNG exports might initially cut prices, but the long-run consequences would be perverse. By depressing prices, we might kill the boom. Production would become less profitable or unprofitable, and new drilling...
  • I sang the special music Sunday night at Church

    12/24/2012 2:19:50 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 14 replies
    http://rescueattempt.tripod.com/Stille_Nacht_12-23-2012.wma
  • Photos of WWII aircraft

    12/24/2012 2:18:25 PM PST · by virgil283 · 26 replies
    mission4today.com ^ | mission4today
    ...Bastogne supply drop...B-25 v Jap ship..Weighing down wing to stop Hellcat flipping.....USN ...Prewar phosphorous bomb tests...Wildcat F4 !!!!...B-26 from 20 feet away...Dauntless 1944...Corsair rockets {note the mud]...Fleet manoevures prewar 1941...B-26's over Cherbourg...Helldivers over Hornet, 1945...P-38's over Aleutians....Helldiver Driver...{H/T aceofspades}
  • Governor issues Christmas Eve pardons

    12/24/2012 2:17:34 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 5 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12/24/12 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday pardoned 79 convicted people, most who committed low-level drug offenses, in an act that is for common governors to perform around Christmas and New Year's. All of the people who received pardons had completed their sentences and had not committed any criminal activity for more than a decade. The pardons address crimes as far back as a sentence handed down in 1954 for a robbery. While most of the pardons were for crimes of possessing, manufacturing, selling or transporting various drugs, Brown also granted them to people convicted of grand theft, involuntary manslaughter, driving under...
  • Where'd They Go?

    12/24/2012 2:15:15 PM PST · by Bushbacker1 · 21 replies
    Huh? | 12/24/12 | Bushbacker1
    OK! Where did the sidebar go? Nothing on the right of my page! What happened? No Front Page news, no nothing! Where oh where did my sidebar go?
  • Study: Facebook Could Cause Obesity

    12/24/2012 2:13:37 PM PST · by crosshairs · 10 replies
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - Researchers at Columbia University have learned that using Facebook may be tied to obesity, due to the negative eating habits that could result from frequent visitation of social networking sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, obesity is a problem for approximately 35 percent of all American adults Ė a number that is reportedly rising with each passing year. The study, led by Keith Wilcox, Ph.D., surveyed almost 500 people about their Internet use, specifically as it pertained to Facebook, Menís Health is reporting. Of the 470 participants asked, those who...
  • Petition to Deport Piers Morgan Gains Internet Fame

    12/24/2012 2:07:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/24/12 | Sarah Parnass
    A petition asking President Obama to deport CNN anchor Piers Morgan gathered more than 33,000 signatures in just three days. The petition on the White Houseís ďWe the PeopleĒ website posted Friday has crossed the 25,000 threshold needed to solicit a response from President Obama. But unlike the petitions to reduce gun violence that Obama addressed last week, this one isnít likely to receive a favorable response. The petition takes aim at Morgan for his impassioned defense of proposed gun control legislation on air this week. It accuses him of launching ďa hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting...
  • Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor

    12/24/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM, updated December 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM | Rachel Stark,
    Keith, a 42-year-old vehicle donation manager at a southeast Portland Goodwill, at one point considered donating the unopened $29.99 Kmart graveyard kit. It was one of those accumulated items you never need and easily forget. But on a Sunday afternoon in October, Keith pulled the orange and black box from storage. She intended to decorate her home in Damascus for her daughter's fifth birthday, just days before Halloween. [?] That's when Keith found it. Scribbled onto paper and onto paper and folded into eighths, the letter was tucked between two Styrofoam headstones.
  • USDA awards researchers $1.3 million grant to study ĎChristmas tree rotí

    12/24/2012 2:00:24 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 9 replies
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved $1.3 million in funds for research on ďChristmas tree rot,Ē Campus Reform learned on Monday. According to Chastagner, the top researcher, the size of the grant is unprecedented. ďIíd suspect itís one of the largest grants that anyone has been given to work on Christmas trees,Ē Chastagner told Campus Reform on Monday.
  • Gunman who ambushed firefighters killed grandmother in 1980, police say (Banned From Owning Guns)

    12/24/2012 1:54:39 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 24, 2012 | Jason White
    The gunman who ambushed four volunteer firefighters, killing two, in upstate New York had spent 17 years in prison for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980, police said. Undated booking photo of William Spengler, who shot and killed two firefighters Monday. William Spengler opened fire on the volunteers as they responded to a blaze just before 6 a.m. ET in a small cluster of homes along Lake Ontario in Webster, N.Y., police said, rocking this close-knit community. The 62-year-old convicted felon had apparently set a trap, firing on the first responders from atop an earthen berm....
  • How About Banning Bullets? The Constitution Doesn't Say Anything About Those...

    12/24/2012 1:49:44 PM PST · by blam · 81 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-24-2012 | Henry Blodget
    How About Banning Bullets? The Constitution Doesn't Say Anything About Those... Henry BlodgetDecember 24, 2012, 1:56 PM It's Time We Saw The Idea That Everyone Should Carry An Assault Weapon For What It Is: Nuts One of the arguments invoked by those who think we should keep assault weapons freely available in this country is that the Constitution says we have a right to own and buy them. The Constitution actually doesn't say anything of the sort. All the Constitution says is that we have the right to "bear arms." And that "right to bear arms" is actually supposed to...
  • The Extremes Hitler Wanted to Replace Christianity with the "Religion" of National Socialism

    12/24/2012 1:43:34 PM PST · by virgil283 · 7 replies
    no-pasaran.blogspot ^ | Sunday, December 23, 2012 | No Pasaran
    Śćźmas Caroling: The Extremes Hitler Wanted to Go To in Order to Replace Christianity with the "Religion" of National Socialism You undoubtedly know the rumor ¬ó commonly accepted as uncontroversial truth ¬ó that while Soviet tyranny was atheistic, its German equivalent was based on such traditional aspects of capitalist society as traditional religion (a rumor undoubtedly nourished ¬ó and that, entirely plausibly, it must be admitted ¬ó by Nazism's persecution of the Jewish minority). (Aktualisierung: Danke f√ľr den Link, Instapundit.) The alleged link between Christianity and Nazism is quickly debunked by a few seconds' thought. Think about it, indeed: how...
  • Convicted of killing his neighbor, Trevor Dooley talks of race but not remorse

    12/24/2012 1:42:10 PM PST · by exhaustguy · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | John Barry
    "In his own testimony, Dooley portrayed himself as the true victim, saying he fired only to save his life. After trial, Dooley, who is black, told reporters the whole case was racist. David James was white."
  • Vatican Newspaper Compares Gay-Marriage Equality to Communism

    12/24/2012 1:39:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 20 2012 | ALESSANDRO SPECIALE - Religion News Service
    Vatican newspaper compares marriage equality to communism Vatican City ē Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and Europe, the Roman Catholic Church has intensified its increasingly uphill battle against gay marriage. The latest salvo came this week, with a front-page article in the Vaticanís semiofficial newspaper, LíOsservatore Romano. Historian Lucetta Scaraffia compared proponents of gay marriage, with their championing of ďmarriage equality,Ē to 20th-century communists who wooed millions with their promise of perfect social and economical equality. Scaraffia, a 64-year-old former feminist activist who later became a fervent Catholic, has often written in the Vatican newspaper on the...
  • Firearm Sales in US Skyrocket Amid Debate on Gun Control

    12/24/2012 1:34:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/12 | Annie Lubin
    United States firearm sales have sky-rocketed since the Newtown school massacre, as debate over gun control rages and enthusiasts fear certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could be banned. President Barack Obama basically has put gun enthusiasts on warning, Larry Hyatt, owner of a gun shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, told AFP, referring to efforts to outlaw certain weapons in the wake of the Newtown shooting. A semi-automatic Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which a disturbed local young man shot dead 20 young children, six adults and his mother before taking...
  • 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 Houseís 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 ďhostile attack against the U.S. Constitution,Ē and demands that he ďbe 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 ó about one-third of all public schools ó 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
    Watch
  • 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, weíve 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!
  • íTis 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, CBSís Bob Simon produced a masterpiece of mistruth on ď60 MinutesĒ in which he indicted Israel's ďoccupationĒ 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 monthís fighting, Human Rights Watch said in a release Monday. Ö ďPalestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim,Ē said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at the New York-based rights group. ďThere is simply no legal justification for launching rockets at populated areas.Ē Ö