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    12/25/2012 1:13:09 PM PST · by narses · 31 replies
    WHY THE CHURCH OF CHRIST DOES NOT OBSERVE CHRISTMAS Some years ago I received a letter from a listener to the weekly radio program who asked me to explain why the church of Christ does not observe Christmas. This sermon is the answer I gave to that question. I realize that there are many people in the world who regard members of the church of Christ as being very narrow-minded in our refusal to join with the denominational world in the observance of that holiday which was formerly known as Christ Mass Day, but is now generally abbreviated to Christmas...
  • Neutral/Non Color Festivus Precipitation in North East Texas!

    12/25/2012 1:02:11 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | Me
    A White Christmas...First for me.
  • Body found in burned home of killer of 2 firemen

    12/25/2012 1:00:11 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/25/2012 | George M. Walsh
    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police have found human remains in the burned-out home of the Webster, N.Y., ex-con who killed two firefighters and believe the victim is the gunman's sister. Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday the remains were found in the charred house that 62-year-old William Spengler shared with his 67-year-old sister, Cheryl. A medical examiner will need to determine the identity. Police say Willliam Spengler armed himself with a revolver, shotgun and military-style rifle before he set his house afire to lure first responders into a pre-dawn death trap on Christmas Eve. Pickering says Spengler "was equipped to...
  • Old Headstones From 19th Century Cemetery Used To Prevent Erosion (govt worker condones)

    12/25/2012 12:57:08 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | December 22 | Steve Tawa
    ...Delaware River Port Authority’s Tim Ireland says the bodies of the deceased were moved elsewhere and the grave markers were deliberately left behind. “These are not stones that are looking for loved ones. These are basically just pieces of granite that were left behind,” Ireland explains.
  • Pleasse don't send him back

    12/25/2012 12:55:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 29 replies
    Jeremy Clarkson via twitter ^ | December 24th, 2012 | Jeremy Clarkson
    Jeremy Clarkson ‏@JeremyClarkson Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleasse don't send him back. Jonathan Marshall ‏@JonMarshall82 @JeremyClarkson perhaps we should start a petition to keep Piers Morgan in America! #dontsendpiersback Jeremy Clarkson ‏@JeremyClarkson Americans. Was the second amendment not introduced to protect you from the tyranny of the British? Piers Morgan in other words.
  • The Shale Revolution's Shifting Geopolitics

    12/25/2012 12:51:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 25, 2012 | Alan Riley
    The shale energy revolution is likely to shift the tectonic plates of global power in ways that are largely beneficial to the West and reinforce U.S. power and influence during the first half of this century. Yet most public discussion of shale’s potential either focuses on the alleged environmental dangers of fracking or on how shale will affect the market price of natural gas. Both discussions blind policy makers to the true scale of the shale revolution. The real impact stems from its effect on the oil market. Shale gas offers the means to vastly increase the supply of fossil...
  • Gun Restrictions Have Always Bred Defiance, Black Markets

    12/25/2012 12:48:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | December 22, 2012 | J.D. Tuccille
    For reasons of their own, most people, in many countries, defy anti-gun lawsI doubt I ever would have gone to the black market to purchase an illegal assault weapon if it wasn’t for New York’s annoyingly restrictive gun control laws. Wait. Let me back up a bit. New York State passed the Sullivan Act back in 1911. The law required people to get a government permit to own or carry any weapon small enough to be concealed—handguns, in particular. Issuing the permit would be a matter of official discretion, which is a policy continued to the present day.The motivation for...
  • Anti-Piers Morgan petition tops 60K signers (Deport Piers Morgan)

    12/25/2012 12:39:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/25/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    CNN anchor Piers Morgan isn’t benefiting from much Christmas cheer, at least according to one measure: The number of signers on a petition urging the White House to deport Morgan has skyrocketed by Tuesday morning past 60,000 names. The petition, created last week, had 60,080 supporters and is posted on the White House’s official petition site. It slams Morgan for comments he has made regarding gun control in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults.
  • Police probe NBC's David Gregory on gun clip (Politico Report...)

    12/25/2012 12:36:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/25/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO. “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,” said police officer and spokesman Araz Alali in an interview Tuesday. When pressed on what the police department was investigating, Alali added, “The ‘Meet the Press’, David Gregory incident.” “There are D.C. code violations, D.C. code restrictions on guns, ammunition. We are investigating this matter. Beyond the scope of that, I can’t comment any...
  • After 7 Years, Cat Reunited With Family

    12/25/2012 12:33:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Dec 24, 2012 | Lauren Steussy
    A cat named Sophia will be home for Christmas after being missing for seven years, the San Diego Humane Society announced Monday. Sophia went missing from her family in Arizona and ended up in the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA over the weekend. Luckily, a microchip was planted in Sophia and the humane society was able to contact her family. Now a little older and lot wiser, Sophia will be flying back to Phoenix to be reunited with her family. The humane society and SPCA is making her return possible. “I was shocked to hear that she was ok...
  • Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners’ Names and Addresses

    12/25/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/24/12
    A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area. Hundreds of residents in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun. The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the...
  • Stolen Corvette Surfaces From Morena Storage Unit 24 Years Later

    12/25/2012 12:31:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | Dec. 24, 2012 | Gary Cornaglia
    A 1989 Chevrolet Corvette that was stolen from a Morena car dealership when new was for sale on an eBay Motors auction this week. The Corvette was reportedly taken off the C&M Chevrolet lot and kept inside a nearby storage locker for 24 years. Still completely original, the car’s odometer reads 67 miles, and the original sales sticker remains affixed to the glass. The thief recently came forward, reportedly through an attorney, and was cleared by the San Diego police to sell the car (whether this was due to a statute of limitations expiring is unclear). The thief allegedly paid...
  • Gun Rights rally in Martinsburg on Saturday

    12/25/2012 12:24:13 PM PST · by cpa4you · 2 replies
    AR-15 Web site ^ | December 25, 2012 | Samson Wright
    Saturday, Dec. 29, 1:00 pm The Eastern Panhandle TEA Party Coalition and WV Campaign for Liberty will host a rally next Saturday, December 29th, 1:00 pm at the office of Shelley Moore Capito, 300 Foxcroft Ave, Maritnsburg, WV. Every Bible and Gun Clinging Patriot concerned with the possibility of losing their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms should make every attempt to attend this rally to insure that Shelley knows where we stand.
  • Agenda 21 Is Being Rammed Down The Throats Of Local Communities All Over America

    12/25/2012 12:12:48 PM PST · by Renfield · 14 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12-23-2012 | Michael
    So how is this being done? Well, after Agenda 21 was adopted, an international organization known as the "International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives" (ICLEI) was established to help implement the goals of Agenda 21 in local communities. One thing that they learned very quickly was that the "Agenda 21" label was a red flag for a lot of people. It tended to create quite a bit of opposition on the local level.As they try to implement their goals, they very rarely use the term "Agenda 21" anymore. Instead, they use much more harmless sounding labels such as "smart growth",...
  • It's Snowing In Dallas, Y'all! [White Christmas!]

    12/25/2012 11:56:16 AM PST · by Windflier · 143 replies
    Vanity ^ | 25 December 2012 | Windflier
    Didn't think it would happen, but it's actually snowing in Dallas. Maybe someone can post up a pic or two.
  • Policewoman who killed US aide in Kabul 'is Iranian'

    12/25/2012 11:43:23 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | December 25, 2012 | Unattributed
    A policewoman who shot dead a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say. The woman, believed to have mental health problems, joined the security forces using an illegally obtained Afghan identity card. Investigators are not ruling out the possibility that she may have been in touch with "terrorist networks". The incident is a major blow to the government's security screening policy. Insider attacks against Afghan police and Nato troops have risen sharply in 2012. It is thought to be the first time such an insider attack was carried out by a...
  • Merry Christmas, everyone!!

    12/25/2012 11:41:27 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Christmas Day 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our FReeper FRiends!! God bless, Jim, Sheila, John and Chris
  • Chinese man drives car into students, injuring 13

    12/25/2012 11:34:12 AM PST · by null and void · 19 replies
    SFGate ^ | 1:12 am, Tuesday, December 25, 2012
    <p>BEIJING (AP) — A man angered by a court ruling in the murder of his daughter rammed a car loaded with a gas tank and firecrackers into a group of middle schoolers, injuring 13 in the country's latest attack on students.</p>
  • Your Shake Down™ 1 min - Remove Ketchup in Seconds! (FUnnie/Sad Video Featuring Balloon Boy Father)

    12/25/2012 11:08:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 23, 2012 | YourShakeDown
  • In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight(NPR)

    12/25/2012 11:07:41 AM PST · by Drango · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | December 25, 2012 | Mandalit del Barco
    Unlike many undocumented immigrants, Sofia Campos is not afraid to give her real name. "It's deliberate, and it's liberating," she says. "It's kind of a shock to hear somebody say, 'I am undocumented' or wear the 'I am undocumented' T-shirt, just in your face." The 22-year-old is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and heads United We Dream — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. She's part of an outspoken generation of activists who've lobbied lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, for changes in immigration policy. This year, their movement scored a victory with President Obama's Deferred...