Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $10,640
12%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 12% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Plea for help from Chinese labor camp worker paid $1.61 per MONTH found stuffed in Oregon woman's

    12/27/2012 9:06:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/12 | Helen Pow
    Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions. The 42-year-old charity worker from Portland discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two novelty headstones when she opened the kit in October. 'Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,' the unsigned note, that was folded into eighths, read. 'Thousands people here who are under...
  • Intruder fatally shot after breaking into Glen Burnie business, police say [MD]

    12/27/2012 9:02:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 25 December, 2012 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Anne Arundel County police are investigating a report that an employee in a coin shop in Glen Burnie shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a 6:28 a.m. call Christmas morning at Arundel County Coin Shop in the 7400 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and were met by an employee of the business, police said. He told police that an intruder broke into the business while he was there, and during an altercation inside, the intruder was shot, police said. The intruder ran out of the building and collapsed, police said. Paramedics were called, and the man...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons. Summary of 2013 legislation

    12/27/2012 8:59:08 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    Sen. Feinstein ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    Summary of 2013 legislation Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: 120 specifically-named firearms Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by: Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work...
  • Prison vs School: The Tour ( A Youtube video back to back comparison)

    This video was made before the Sandy Hook killings. I expect that the prison-like conditions will grow worse.Prison vs School: The Tour Question: What do children learn when they attend prison-like indoctrination centers similar to those seen in this video? When children are in many ways treated like prisoners, and know that armed police and courts stand ready at all times to enforce the incarceration, what are they learning? Answer: They risk learning to be comfortable prisoners of the state, comfortable with state compulsion, and they risk learning to be comfortable with the continuous threat of armed police and court...
  • For Four Retailers, Do or Die

    12/27/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | ANN ZIMMERMAN And DANA MATTIOLI
    While 2013 will be a tough year for retailers due to the tepid economic recovery, a few in particular face a critical 12 months. Their experiences highlight the challenges facing store chains, from increasingly cautious consumers to fierce online competition. These unlucky retailers are going into the New Year with extra woes: slipping sales, questionable strategies and tight finances—which is why they are the ones to watch, and not in a good way. Best Buy Co. BBY -1.22% has been plagued by the retail phenomenon called "showrooming," where shoppers examine products in its stores but buy online through rivals. A...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PRAYERS OVER THE PEOPLE, 12-27-12

    12/27/2012 8:42:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PRAYERS OVER THE PEOPLE Special invocation, "at the discretion of the priest," at the end of Mass or after the Liturgy of the Word, the Divine Office, and the celebration of the sacraments. It precedes the final blessing and has a variety of formulas. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #2 - Children in the Hospital (Hillary brain cancer? rumor)

    12/27/2012 8:42:15 AM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    fr ^ | 1997, dfu version 2002 | dfu
    NOTE: the National Enquirer is spreading a brain cancer rumor, something the Hillary camp has denied. Let's revisit the story of Hillary and her shameful visit to children with cancer, shall we? In this series of 30 episodes about the evil that is Hillary, I admittedly called it incorrectly. At the time, I thought the two greatest threats to our republic were Islamic terrorists and Hillary Clinton. There were actually three great threats. I had no idea at the time about the community organizer from Chicago, whose purpose in life was to fool the masses of dumbed down voters and...
  • Americans will never surrender their 2nd Amendment rights

    12/27/2012 8:37:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/27/12 | Doug Book
    “The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” This fervent hope was expressed in 1788 by Continental Congressman Tench Coxe of Pennsylvania. (1) During the more than 200 years since ratification of the United States Constitution, no God-given right has faced a more determined opposition than the right to keep and bear arms. Gun owners have been threatened with fines and imprisonment for wishing to defend family and property. In Connecticut, law abiding Americans...
  • The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance (Oldie, But Appropriate!)

    12/27/2012 8:34:59 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Casey Research ^ | 3/21/2012 | Doug Casey
    An International Man lives and does business wherever he finds conditions most advantageous, regardless of arbitrary borders. He's diversified globally, with passports from multiple countries, assets in several jurisdictions and his residence in yet another. He doesn't depend absolutely on any country and regards all of them as competitors for his capital and expertise. Living as an international man used to be just an interesting possibility. But few Americans opted for it, since the US used to reward those who settled in and put down roots. In fact, it rewarded them better than any other country in the world, so...
  • The "NO" Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 27-28,2012

    12/27/2012 8:31:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 27-28,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    During this Christmas/New Year's 2013 vacation week for Rush, there are some very intesting subbing hosts. Sorry to not have posted, thought it was a best of, turned out to be Mark Steyn. Oh well. Enjoy the subs. Rush will be back on January 3, 2013. :)=^..^=
  • Is Starbucks A Cult?

    12/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    “Room for smarm in your latte?” Isn’t there something creepy about Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz having [in Politico's words] “asked his Washington-area employees to write ‘Come Together’ on each customer cup today, tomorrow and Friday, as a gesture to urge leaders to resolve the fiscal cliff”? Did Schultz take a poll of his employees–sorry, “partners,” he calls them–before ordering pressuring asking them to join in this lobbying effort? What if he were, say, the CEO of Chick-fil-A and he “asked” his “partners” to write “Preserve the Family” on the outside of cups and containers.
  • Will 2013 Be the Year We Slow the Moral Decline?

    12/27/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susan Brown
    With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom. This present darkness has its roots in our nation's moral decline, and the further we get from our moral center, the worse off we are as a people -- and a nation. It has taken some time to get where we are today. Over the years, conservatives...
  • Krazy Bike Ride Down Paths

    12/27/2012 8:18:43 AM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    A very impressive bike ride down narrow paths in Mexico town
  • Blogger Retaliates Against Paper That Published Gun Owner Addresses

    12/27/2012 8:13:44 AM PST · by Patriot95 · 24 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 27 December 2012 | Liz Klimas
    In retaliation against the New York newspaper — the Journal News — that published the addresses of those pistol permit holders in two of the state’s counties, a blogger has created a map pinpointing the addresses of the newspaper’s employees. Mimicking the title of the Journal News’ original article, Robert Cox with “Talk of the Sound” headlined his post: Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?
  • Report: GOP senators won’t confirm Kerry until Clinton testifies on Benghazi

    12/27/2012 8:13:10 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes. Clinton backed out of testifying at a congressional hearing last week after fainting and suffering a concussion. She was the first cabinet-level...
  • Media disdain for the David Gregory story

    12/27/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    Some political and media types weren't impressed by headlines this week reporting that D.C. police are investigating the alleged display of a gun magazine on NBC's Meet the Press. They took to the Internet with their disdain for the story. "Excellent use of DC police resources, investigating 'Meet the Press' for committing an act of journalism," snarked the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "When guns are outlawed, only David Gregory will have guns," Slate's Matt Yglesias offered.
  • Feinstein bill establishes Registry! Under the ATF no less!

    Contact your Senators and Representatives!
  • Stolen 800-pound gorilla statue found

    12/27/2012 8:01:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 26, 2012
    ORLANDO, Fla., - Police in Florida said they have recovered an 800-pound bronze gorilla statue stolen last month from a hotel. Orlando police said the statue, valued at between $5,000 and $8,000, was stolen before Thanksgiving from The Metropolitan Express hotel and was discovered on the doorstep of Giovani Alba, who lives about 4 miles from the hotel at The Towns Of Southgate Complex, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Wednesday. "I came home it scared me, the gorilla on my doorstep" Alba said. Alba said a friend discovered the gorilla under some brush while walking his dog in the complex and hauled...
  • Is Fukushima radiation killing Americans?

    12/27/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by darth · 51 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | 5/29/2012 | Washington's Blog
    I'll bet no one else around here owns a calibrated radiation survey meter! I have posted this before, but it's worth repeating. A few months after the Fukushima meltdown, I took my survey meter to the grocery store. California veggies...fine. Fish display...fine. Canned tuna shelves....UH OH. I measured .05 rad/hour. That's over one rad/day. Since the tuna was in cans, the alpha and beta particles would not be detected, IIRC. If I remember my particle physics, my meter must have been detecting gammas or neutrons. If someone ingests the radioactive particles in the tuna, they will be irradiated from the...
  • The Spirit of Generosity

    12/27/2012 7:54:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Ed Feulner
    “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business.” Americans, it seems, truly take Jacob Marley’s ghostly warning to Ebenezer Scrooge to heart -- not only at Christmas time, but throughout the year. Indeed, overall we are the most generous people on earth. The U.S. economy is responsible for a little more one-fifth of the world's total GDP, yet Americans give more in charity to the less fortunate than the rest of the world put together. We donated more than $300 billion in 2009, despite the economic downturn. This...
  • Vote Fraud (Questionable Spanish Language Ballots In New York)

    12/27/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 27, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Although many on the left have a vested interest in denying it exists at all costs, the ineluctable truth of the matter is that voter fraud is a widespread phenomenon. Whether it is so rampant that it influences the outcome of major elections, as some maintain, or has unseated incumbent congressmen in past races, is open to debate. However, the recorded episodes of fraudulent voting and the manipulation of the election process, from corrupt Democratic officials in Indiana, to vote harvesters in Texas, to political apparatchiks in Ohio, to the Republican secretary of state of Indiana, demonstrate that the number...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stepping down after tumultuous term

    12/27/2012 7:45:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | December 27, 2012
    The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.
  • Neil Patrick Harris Shares Christmas Family Photos (Disgusting Barf Alert)

    12/27/2012 7:41:17 AM PST · by 3boysdad · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/26/2012 | Raechal Leone Shewfelt
    Neil Patrick Harris, 39, enjoyed a very merry Christmas with his partner David Burtka and their 2-year-old twins Gideon and Harper. The actor shared photos of the fam via Twitter, which showed Burtka and Gideon donning Santa hats as they made breakfast, and Harper sporting a silly pair of toy glasses that belong to Mr. Potato Head. "Ms. Harper likes Mr. Potato Head's fashion sense," Harris cracked. "She is quite the looker, but I think it's a bit shortsighted." The kids must have worn out the parents, since Burtka was also snapped taking a nap. “Here is @Davidburtka enjoying his...
  • HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff

    12/27/2012 7:40:51 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff Brett LoGiuratoDecember 27, 2012Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this morning that it "looks like" Congress will fail to come to a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff. "It looks like that's where we're headed," Reid said. "I don't know, time-wise, how it can happen now." It's not exactly a surprise — leaders left Washington last week without any imminent signs of a deal in the making. But it's a grim warning just days before tax hikes and automatic spending cuts begin to take effect. Reid opened the Senate...
  • The Lost Churches of Russia: Haunting Images of Abandoned Wooden Buildings in Remote Forests

    12/27/2012 7:37:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/22/12 | Anna Edwards
    <p>Crumbling and abandoned, the last remnants of Russia's wooden churches lay dotted in the woodlands of the country's north-western corner.</p> <p>Forgotten by many and in the process of being reclaimed by nature, the few remaining churches are exposed to the harsh elements without any hope of being salvaged.</p>
  • Why Isn't David Gregory In Jail?

    12/27/2012 7:33:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-27-2012 | MOTUS
    Since Alinsky works for us now, and I’m about to deploy one of his rules(snip) Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.(snip) The rule being deployed today is #4: “Make them live up to their own book of rules.” So I’m afraid I must demand that David Gregory be prosecuted for breaking the law - as he did by brandishing a lethal “high capacity magazine” on Meet the Press(snip) Q: When is a prop just a prop? A: When it’s brandished...
  • Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States

    12/27/2012 7:31:25 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-27-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States By Michael Snyder December 26th, 2012 America is rapidly becoming a nation of takers. An increasing number of Americans expect the government to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order to pay for it all. This philosophy can be very seductive, but what happens when the number of takers eventually outnumbers the number of producers? In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector...
  • Condemned Afghan Staff Sgt Bales Should At Most Get The Lt William Calley Treatment (My Lai)

    12/27/2012 7:24:47 AM PST · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/27/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    The Obama administration and the Secretary of State all blame the "fog of war" for their disastrous Ben Ghazi blunder. When Hillary Clinton gets sick, she goes AWOL. When its very obvious that American soldiers "go crazy," they are condemned to death. That's what the U.S. Army is seeking in the case of Staff Sgt Robert Bales. (CNN) -- A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage could face the death penalty if he is found guilty in a court-martial. Our DOD  (Department Of Defense) always wanting to prove how holier than thou they are by...
  • Man the Nazis could not kill: A giant with a volcanic temper, he shot 100 enemy soldiers and won..

    Sergeant-Major Stan Hollis, of Middlesbrough was the only soldier awarded a VC at D-Day and is believed to have gunned down 100 German soldiersDuring the early hours of June 6, 1944 - D-Day - lines of scared young soldiers waited in the dark for the order to board the landing craft that would take them into battle on the beaches of northern France. At the last minute they were issued with an unexpected piece of equipment — a condom each! ‘What are these for?’ boomed out the voice of Sergeant-Major Stan Hollis, a hulking power-house of a man from...
  • Obama Announces New Federal Golf Rules

    12/27/2012 7:22:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve never criticized President Obama for playing a lot of golf. As far as I’m concerned, the nation is in much better shape when politicians spend a lot of time goofing off. But I’m more than happy to use golf as a humor prop to make a serious points about public policy.Earlier this year, for instance, I shared this golfing cartoon to help emphasize that Obama has been a big spender.Let’s build upon that cartoon with a bit of humor sent to me by a friend from the Caribbean.Here’s some new rules for golf, based on Obama’s soak-the-rich/entrap-the-poor approach to...
  • Leo XIII: “Without Faith, Liberty Degenerates into License”

    12/27/2012 7:22:12 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Anthony Esolen
    The good and wise Pope Leo XIII never condemned an error without commending a truth. In this series on Catholic Social Teaching, then, I believe I should follow the Holy Father’s example. It’s easy to inveigh against what Leo condemns; more rewarding, though, to reveal the beauty of what he commends. In this essay, then, prescinding from his affirmation, in Aeterni patris (1879), of the principle that grace perfects our nature, his defense of Christian marriage in Arcanum divinae (1880), and his condemnation of a radically secular state in Humanum genus (1884), I’d like to take a few small steps...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Calls NRA's Armed School Guard Plan a 'Dumb-Ass Idea'

    12/27/2012 7:21:15 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    allmediany.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Alex Mangini
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter became the latest politician to speak out against the National Rifle Association’s proposal to put armed guards in every American school to dissuade incidents such as the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative. Nutter, a staunch advocate of gun control, called the idea proposed by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre a “dumb-ass idea.” Nutter, a Democrat, was speaking about a gunman who shot and killed two firefighters in Webster, N.Y., Monday after they arrived at a house fire....
  • US: Consumer Confidence scares at 65.1 in November

    12/27/2012 7:18:37 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    fxstreet.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | fxstreet.com
    FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - A fall of 6.4 points in November was registered by the Consumer Confidence indicator released by the Conference Board. Data fell from 75.1 (revised from 73.7) to 65.1, coming much lower than the expected 70.3.
  • Christians Besieged

    12/27/2012 7:14:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12/23/12 | Benny Avni
    Islamists on the attack in AfricaThe Christmas season’s become a time to reflect on the fate of Christians around the world, from the besieged ancient communities of the Middle East to the tyrannized worshippers in China. But let us not ignore the violent threats to Christians in Africa. Men belonging to Boko Haram murdered at least 10 people in the Nigerian village of Chibok earlier this month. Armed with guns and knives, they slit the throats of victims before burning their houses down. Eleven others were killed the month before in the town of Jaji when a car loaded with...
  • Dakar Mosque Lit up for Christmas in Senegal

    12/27/2012 7:10:45 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Fort Wayne News Sentinel ^ | 12/24/12 | Krista Larson
    DAKAR, Senegal — After prayers at the mosque, Ibrahim Lo is off to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. Soon he is eyeing the rows of dolls wrapped in plastic bags on a wooden table as he searches for gifts for his four children. A bouquet of inflatable Santa toys tied to a nearby tree bobs in the air at this outdoor market in the seaside capital as he makes his picks. It looks a lot like Christmas in Senegal, where 95 percent of the 12.8 million residents are Muslim. Even the Grande Mosquee, a mosque that dominates the city's skyline,...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest in almost 4-1/2 years

    12/27/2012 7:09:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/27/2012
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid fell last week to nearly its lowest level in 4 1/2 years, a sign that the labor market is healing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised to show 1,000 more applications than previously reported. After spiking in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast in late October, the weekly levels of new claims have now dropped to their lowest levels since the early days of the 2007-09 recession....
  • More Guns, Less Crime: A Dialogue

    12/27/2012 7:09:02 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/26/2012
    My label-mate Jeffrey Goldberg was kind enough to take some time to talk with me about his most recent story in the magazine -- "The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control)". Both Fallows and I have some disagreements with Jeff on this. Here, Jeff and I try to talk it out. We do not agree. But we also avoided challenging each other to a duel. Ta-Nehisi Coates: Do you own a gun? Are you a gun person, at all? Jeffrey Goldberg: It doesn't make much sense to tell people that you are unarmed. Many businesses and institutions around...
  • Armed Guards at Schools Already?

    12/27/2012 7:06:22 AM PST · by LS · 22 replies
    self | 12/27/2012 | LS
    I have seen on Google at least a dozen references to the phrase "we already have armed guards in some schools" or similar phrases. I even saw this on FR, but for some reason cannot access it. Who has an actual source for this? Does anyone have a list or number of schools with armed guards?
  • Hazel Crest Cops Shoot, Kill Dog During Search For Fugitive

    12/27/2012 7:05:17 AM PST · by ZULU · 16 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | December 26, 2012 | Pamela Jones
    The search for a fugitive might have taken a tragic turn; Kenneth Conley escaped from the federal jail in downtown Chicago last week, and one suburban family said the search for Conley claimed the life of their beloved pet. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports this past September was supposed to be the 6-year-old pooch’s birthday, not a prelude to his death Christmas Eve.
  • Union Steward Paid $100K By Taxpayers Attends Rally Advocating Against Them

    12/27/2012 7:04:38 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/23/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    In response to the legislature taking up a right-to-work bill, Maryanne Levine, the president of the Chippewa Valley School District local union drew a parallel to the actions of Adolf Hitler. “We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers’ salaries and take away their right to strike," Levine quoted Hitler as saying. "Those were the words of Adolf Hitler, May 2, 1933 … These are strong words, but that is exactly what they are doing and the path they seem to be taking (in Lansing)." Levine told the Macomb Patch...
  • Legend of lutefisk lives on despite enduring ‘yuck’ factor

    12/27/2012 7:01:55 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 27 December 2012 | AP
    Chris Dorff, president of Olsen Fish Co. in Minneapolis, holds pieces of dried ling cod from Norway before it is made into lutefisk. While America’s foodie culture has inspired a new generation of chefs who have created gourmet delicacies from ethnic food traditions, lutefisk — a dried white cod reconstituted in caustic chemicals — is one heritage dish that has remained stubbornly unimproved.(Associated Press) LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Dozens of Minnesota Scandinavians and the people who love them flock to the VFW Club in Litchfield every Thursday from November through January, where $20 will get you a big steaming hunk of...
  • The Obama Green Energy Scam You May Have Missed

    12/27/2012 7:00:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Have you seen the latest development in President Obama's waste-ridden, clean energy program that's now under federal investigation at the U.S. Treasury Department? Three of the country's biggest residential solar panel installers -- SolarCity, SunRun and Sungevity -- have been subpoenaed by Treasury's Office of Inspector General for their financial records to determine if they had inflated the market value of their costs when they applied for federal reimbursement. The firms have reportedly received more than $500 million in federal grants and tax credits. Officials in two of them, Solar-City and SunRun, have been among some of Obama's...
  • NBC’s David Gregory Breaks Gun Laws "For the Greater Good"

    12/27/2012 6:54:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/27/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    By now you've seen the stories about NBC anchor David Gregory breaking Washington D.C. gun laws by brandishing a 30-round magazine during his abrasive interview with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre last Sunday. From the anchor chair, Gregory pretty much said high capacity magazines should be banned. Now, because the possession of 30-round magazines are illegal in the District of Columbia, Gregory is under investigation by police; as he should be. Not only did he violate D.C. gun laws, but according to D.C. police [who have confirmed multiple times], he knowingly violated the law after being denied the use...
  • Professor: Don't Be Surprised If There's A War Between Japan And China In The Next Year

    12/27/2012 6:50:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Chinese planes flew near Japanese airspace Monday to assert its claims to Japan's Senkaku islands (China calls them the Diaoyu islands). The move came just as Japan announced its new prime minister. Hugh White, a professor at Australian National University and a former Australian defense official, believes this is the latest sign the two countries are heading to war. And the U.S. will be dragged in. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, White says we are now witnessing the types of conditions that have historically led to war — despite conflict being in no one's interest. THIS is how wars...
  • Amish Mafia Reality Show Blasted As ‘Pure Fiction’

    12/27/2012 6:50:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 11, 2012
    The Amish Mafia reality show claims to show a small group of “protectors” within the Amish community who drive cars and blackmail bishops. And its complete fiction, critics say. Amish Mafia, which is being billed as a reality show, debuts on the Discovery Channel in December. It explores the world of Lebanon Levi and his gang of three men, Jolin, John and Alvin, the Patriot-News noted.The show starts out with a disclaimer that the Amish church denies that the group exists, and the episode then goes into interviews and re-enactments of the gang as they drink, drive cars, and gamble....
  • Piers Morgan: Hey, let’s amend the Bible ("Bible and Constitution basically, inherently flawed.”)

    12/27/2012 6:48:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    And not just the Bible, but Piers Morgan wants to amend the Constitution, too. It's a darn good thing that the CNN host needed work badly enough to emigrate to a place that he finds so disagreeable. What did we ever do without him?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO I have no issue with the concept of amending the Constitution --- and neither did the founders, who accepted that it might prove flawed for later use. That's why they included the mechanisms for amending the foundational document of American law within it, mechanisms that have been used 17 times since...
  • Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All (The author has a point)

    12/27/2012 6:44:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing. As previously stated, I thought Mitt Romney to be a better candidate than did many observers. That said, the recent revelations in news articles that claim...
  • Supreme Court denies injunction to prevent contraception mandate (Round one to Obama)

    12/27/2012 6:42:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/27/2012 | Rick Moran
    Round one to Obama, largely because the justice assigned to hear the arguments for an injunction against the contraception mandate going into effect was Sotomayer. This doesn't mean that the government can't be sued on First Amendment grounds, just that Sotomayer saw no compelling reason to prevent the law's implementation. The Hill: ******** The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the Obama administration's contraception mandate from taking effect. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request for an emergency injunction that would have shielded employers from the mandate. The request was filed by Hobby Lobby, an arts-and-crafts chain. The company's Catholic...
  • GIRAUD CHOSEN DARLAN’S SUCCESSOR; RUSSIANS WITHIN 105 MILES OF ROSTOV (12/27/42)

    12/27/2012 6:40:56 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/27/42 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Raymond Daniell, Henry Shapiro, George Axelsson, Frederick Gruin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW11 12 13 14 15 16 17