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  • Gun sales and the cost of guessing wrong (Saran Wrap for your keyboard & screen is a good idea)

    12/28/2012 1:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Boulder Daily Camera ^ | December 28, 2012 | Stu Stuller
    Twice, I have had the unpleasant task of assisting school districts in the aftermath of school shootings. First, Columbine, and then in 2006, an intruder took a classroom hostage in Platte Canyon just west of Columbine, and killed a student. The news from Newtown, Conn., last week was both sickening and infuriating. Everyone, including the gun industry, acknowledges that a risk of catastrophic loss is created when irresponsible persons are given access to firearms. The industry's response is that we can negate this risk by placing more guns in the hands of responsible persons. It's a nice piece of marketing,...
  • Issa notes 113th Congress rules will keep Holder subpoenas from expiring

    12/28/2012 12:58:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/28/12 | David Codrea
    In a statement issued moments ago, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa “praised the inclusion of special provisions in the proposed 113th Congress rules package that will keep in place legal obligations on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and others at the Justice Department as a result of lawful subpoenas issued in the 112th Congress. “The inclusion of these provisions in the House rules will allow the civil suit, authorized by a bipartisan vote of the House in July 2012, which seeks federal courts to compel the production of relevant subpoenaed documents to continue,” the...
  • House Ethics closes Countrywide probe without taking action

    12/28/2012 12:42:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/27/12 | Peter Schroeder
    The House Ethics Committee has decided to close its investigation into preferential mortgages doled out under a controversial VIP program without taking any action. The panel said it was not taking any action on members who received more affordable mortgages under the program, instituted by the now-defunct Countrywide Financial because while allegations surrounding the program and lawmakers involved "serious matters," they largely fell outside its jurisdiction. For example, many of the allegations pertain to actions outside the Ethics Committee's statute of limitations — greater than three Congresses ago — and many of those accused are no longer working in Congress...
  • Woman Charged With Killing NY Firefighters

    12/28/2012 12:38:55 PM PST · by redreno · 35 replies
    www.kolotv.com ^ | 12/28/2012 | AP
    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York.
  • California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall

    12/28/2012 12:38:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 27, 2012 | Phillip Reese
    Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data. Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General's office. During that same period, the number of California hospitalizations due to gun injuries declined from about 4,000 annually to 2,800, a roughly 25 percent drop, according to hospital records collected by the California Department of Public Health. Firearm-related deaths fell from about 3,200 annually to about 2,800, an 11...
  • Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)

    12/28/2012 12:36:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 28, 2012 | ASIF SHAHZAD
    Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much. Officials at the National College of Arts in the eastern city of Lahore shut down its academic journal, which published the paintings, pulled all its issues out of bookstores and dissolved its editorial board. Still, a court is currently considering whether the paintings' artist, the journal's board and the school's head can be charged with blasphemy. The college's decision...
  • Smoke Pot, Ban Guns, Kill Kids

    12/28/2012 12:33:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Scottie Hughes
    We don’t talk about the first day of spring in 1974. It’s been that way for as long as I could remember. March 20th started off like any other as my 8 year old brother headed off to school wearing his blue ball cap and backpack. My mom remembers him yelling back into the house, ‘I Love You Mom” before shutting the door. That was the last time she saw my brother, Cliff. The Dekalb County Chief of Police told my mother we would never know what exactly happened in the bedroom of the nanny that afternoon. The police report...
  • Your Liberty is Defined by Liberals

    12/28/2012 12:22:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Fritz Pfister
    The British writer-philosopher C. S. Lewis wrote, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under Omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” The tragic events at Sandy Hook brought out the instant conscious of the liberal. While hundreds of parents were living the...
  • WhiteHouse.gov Petition: Establish gun-free zone around pResident (7000 signatures so far)

    12/28/2012 12:12:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    7,000 signatures in five days. If it reaches 25,000 the pResident is forced to address it. Sign it if you can.
  • House candidate arrested for gun at airport dropping out (JJJ's seat)

    12/28/2012 12:10:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/28/12 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Democratic State Sen. Donne Trotter is dropping out of the Illinois special election to succeed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. Trotter had been seen as a leading candidate in the race. But his campaign was hit hard earlier this month after he was arrested for trying to take a handgun through a security checkpoint O’Hare Airport in Chicago. He told police the weapon was from his job as a security guard and that he forgot about it.
  • Myths That Conceal Reality

    12/28/2012 12:04:39 PM PST · by PapaNew · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1977 | Milton Friedman
    Video Lecture. Might as well have been given yesterday.
  • Lock Congress Up Until They Deal

    12/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Stocks staged a late day rally because the Senate is prepared to kick the can down the road, avoiding any chance of fiscal sanity this year or next. Whether or not the House will go along is another matter, but unfortunately Speaker Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday The House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday evening, just less than 30 hours before the United States reaches the fiscal cliff. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, notified lawmakers that the House would come to order at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in hopes of averting the end-of-year combination of...
  • Meanwhile, The Spanish Lies Are Being Exposed

    12/28/2012 11:59:39 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 12/28/2012 | Karl Deninger
    As our futures bleed this morning on the hangover from yesterday's rumor dujour on the "fiscal cliff" buried below the fold and therefore invisible to Americanus Stupidus is the news that both Bankia and Valencia, along with a handful of other Spanish banking names, are collapsing. Bankia was formed from a merger of provincial savings banks, drawing in over a quarter of a million small investors with extremely aggressive marketing. Unfortunately it appears that they were also hiding losses and it was recently revealed that the firm had negative equity (that is, its assets are worth less than its deposits.)...
  • STICK TO YOUR GUNS

    12/28/2012 11:53:32 AM PST · by SENTINEL · 179 replies
    28 Dec 12 | Justin Giles
    Stick To Your Guns Justin Giles, Sergeant US Marine Corps (former) Imagine you are walking through the woods on a dark cloudy night. You are startled by a vicious, snarling beast concealed in the blackness. Not knowing what else to do you scramble up a tree, afraid and unsure what to do next. This is a natural human response to an encounter with an unknown foe. Because of this weak human tendency, military commanders throughout history have studied their potential enemies in minute detail. One man who understood this well was 6th Century B.C. Chinese General Sun Tzu.“It is said...
  • 69 cows vanish on slaughtering day

    12/28/2012 11:50:59 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 70 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 28, 2012
    STJARNHOV, Sweden, - Police in Sweden said they are searching for 69 cows that vanished from a farm on the day they were to be slaughtered. Farmer Claes Roempke, 47, of Stjarnhov, said he was baffled by the disappearance of the cows, which he valued at about $107,600, Swedish news agency TT/The Local.se reported Friday. "When I opened the gate, I saw the animals were gone," Roempke said. "I have no idea where they've been taken. I hope they are alive and are OK." Police said they are investigating the incident. "We have the ID number of all the cows...
  • Links to eleven potential 2013 news stories that might be off of your radar (but shouldn't be)!

    12/28/2012 11:35:50 AM PST · by thepoliticalcom · 5 replies
    The Political Commentator ^ | December 28, 2012 | Michael Haltman
    Because in 2013 there's more facing the United States and the rest of the world than just the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling! Although you wouldn't know it by watching and listening to the priorities of the Obama administration, or by the performance of our MIA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is apparently on the 21-day disabled list, there are some serious political, social and economic crises brewing both at home and around the globe for 2013. These are links to articles concerning some of these potential flash points from a variety of different sources. Global news you...
  • Website Helps Dutch Catholics "De-Baptize" Over Gay Marriage

    12/28/2012 11:34:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/27/12 | Sara Webb
    (Reuters) - Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, according to the creator of a website aimed at helping them find the information. Tom Roes, whose website allows people to download the documents needed to leave the church, said traffic on ontdopen.nl - "de-baptise.nl" - had soared from about 10 visits a day to more than 10,000 after Pope Benedict's latest denunciation of gay marriage this month. "Of course it's not possible to be 'de-baptized' because a baptism is an event, but this way people can unsubscribe...
  • FBI Finally Releases "Communist" Marilyn Monroe's Unredacted Files

    12/28/2012 11:29:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 66 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 12-28-2012 | Jen Carlson
    FBI Finally Releases "Communist" Marilyn Monroe's Unredacted Files Miller and Monroe at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 1957. (via LIFE) The first systematic Hollywood blacklist—which barred screenwriters, actors, directors and anyone in the industry that was a member of or sympathizer of the Communist Party—was instituted on November 25, 1947. In the 1950s a Red Channels (Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television) pamphlet was published, which listed Arthur Miller as a communist. So when Miller started dating Marilyn Monroe in 1955, The Man started keeping an eye on her as well... and now an unredacted classified file has been...
  • Why Armed Security Inside Schools Will Work, And Why Detractors Are Apoplectic

    12/28/2012 11:28:23 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 7 replies
    Rather than even consider armed security being put to use in schools immediately to try to stop another mass killing that could happen as this is read, excuses as to why not to do it are flying off the shelf faster than liberal campaign promises. Those excuses why armed security will not work in schools are astonishing. And, they are factually challenged and pathetic too. “We can’t pay for it.” That’s a real corker from those who use taxes and fees to pay for every social program ever known to man. That’s the same group who enforced payment for Obama...
  • #MyJihad in Germany: #Savage Muslims Attack Indian Student, Cut Off His Tongue For Refusing to...

    12/28/2012 11:28:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 27, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Full Title: #MyJihad in Germany: #Savage Muslims Attack Indian Student, Cut Off His Tongue For Refusing to Convert to Islam Watch for the Puff Ho to respond to this Muslim savagery by cranking out another article blaming me and my anti-jihad ads. Indian student brutally attacked in Germany, assailants cut off his tongue for refusing to convert India Today December 27 A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists who slashed his tongue when he refused to convert, German police said Thursday. The Indian student was attacked on Christmas eve when he was on the way...
  • Atty: Hobby Lobby won't offer morning-after pill

    12/28/2012 11:23:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day. Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills. The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs...
  • Piers Morgan Wants to Amend Moses

    12/28/2012 11:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com` ^ | December 28, 2012 | Michael Brown
    Fresh off his attack on America’s gun control laws, Piers Morgan set his sights on another set of laws that trouble him, the laws of Moses and the Bible. But before he called for an amendment to the Bible to recognize “gay rights,” Morgan actually asked his guest, Pastor Rick Warren, a very fair question, and Warren stumbled in his answer. Of course, Morgan’s timing could not have been worse. After all, this was a Christmas Eve interview with a Christian leader, and Morgan is not exactly riding a wave of popularity. And to compare the Bible to the Constitution...
  • #Savage Egyptian Cleric Threatens Egypt's Copts with Genocide: "The day Egyptians…feel you are...

    12/28/2012 11:17:58 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    #Savage Egyptian Cleric Threatens Egypt's Copts with Genocide: "The day Egyptians…feel you are against them, you will be wiped off the face of the Earth" The above ad is part of our newly expanded anti-jihad campaign. The regime that Barack Obama is responsible for putting into power in Egypt is increasingly showing its true colors -- and the Coptic Christians are in serious jeopardy. Egyptian Cleric Threatens Egypt's Copts with Genocide Raymond Ibrahim Right Side News December 28 (thanks to Assad Elepty) "The day Egyptians…feel you are against them, you will be wiped off the face of the Earth." —...
  • Regulating the Militia - The Second Amendment is about protecting ourselves from the state.

    12/28/2012 11:17:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    NRO ^ | Kevin D. Williamson
    My friend Brett Joshpe has published an uncharacteristically soft-headed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle arguing that in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook, conservatives and Republicans should support what he calls “sensible” gun-control laws. It begins with a subtext of self-congratulation (“As a conservative and a Republican, I can no longer remain silent . . . Some will consider it heresy,” etc.), casts aspersions of intellectual dishonesty (arguments for preserving our traditional rights are “disingenuous”), advances into ex homine (noting he has family in Sandy Hook, as though that confers special status on his preferences), fundamentally misunderstands the argument for the...
  • Piers Morgan in New Gun Attack

    12/28/2012 11:12:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | December 28, 2012 | Keyan Milanian
    PIERS Morgan has blasted Americans for posting snaps of guns they got for Christmas just two weeks after the Sandy Hook massacre. Smiling Yanks posed with their deadly gifts in front of Christmas trees and wrapped presents. But the bizarre images of left broadcaster Piers, 47, “unsettled”. The telly presenter, who hosts Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, is campaigning for stricter gun laws in the US. Piers wrote on the CNN website: “I’ve made my own views clear on my show. The senseless killing has to stop.” Just two weeks ago, Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead his mother, 20 children...
  • Hamas-CAIR protests exclusion from U.S. of Hateful and Violent Muslim cleric who preached jihad...

    12/28/2012 11:11:59 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Hamas-CAIR protests exclusion from U.S. of Hateful and Violent Muslim cleric who preached jihad against Christians: "Throats must be slit and skulls must be shattered" Hamas-CAIR continues to unmask itself. Last week, they teamed with the Hitler-worshipping Sheik Qaradawi. Now this: Hamas-linked CAIR protests exclusion from U.S. of Muslim cleric who preached jihad against Christians: "Throats must be slit and skulls must be shattered" Jihadwatch, December 27, 2012 (thanks to TROP.com) Hamas-linked CAIR, ever-lauded by the mainstream media as a "civil rights organization," once again reveals its true colors. "CAIR Protests Saudi Radical's Exclusion From U.S.," from IPT News, December...
  • Western Leaders Keep Silent on Afghanistan Murders

    12/28/2012 11:11:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Diana West
    Early in 2012, I opened a column with this question: "Is there a single public official who is examining -- who cares about -- the murder spree by Afghan security forces against Western troops and security contractors in Afghanistan?" Nearly one year has passed, during which 62 Americans and other Westerners have been killed by Afghan forces "inside the wire." The president has yet to call for "meaningful change"; in fact, he has said nothing about it. The Congress has said nothing about it. During the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said nothing about it. Such silence is a national disgrace,...
  • Mufti Of Australia And Delegation Meet With Hamas Prime Minister Haniya And Officials In Gaza

    12/28/2012 11:06:20 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Again and again, we see the true nature of the devout and the pious -- genocidal aspirations, ethnic cleansing, hatred and violence. There is a consistent thread that runs through all of this, no matter the country of origin (Austalia, France, UK, US, Germany, et al) -- the common thread is Islamic jihad. Country, language, border is of no import. "Islam is Islam" (to quote Turkish PM Erdogan). Mufti Of Australia And Delegation Meet With Hamas Prime Minister Haniya And Officials In Gaza MEMRI Following are excerpts from a report on a delegation of Australian Muslims to the Gaza Strip,...
  • Rep. Tony Cornish: Schools need firearms

    12/28/2012 11:03:59 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 12/27/12 | TONY CORNISH
    As one of your state representatives, I back the National Rifle Association's proposal 100 percent, inasmuch as it calls for an armed guard of some type in every school. No. I'm not an NRA pawn, and I don't take a dime from them, directly or through other channels. It's interesting how some legislators speak to the public with what they think might be a popular response for the media. U.S. Rep. Tim Walz recently said he was shocked with the NRA's proposal to put an armed cop in each school, in what he thought would turn schools into "armed encampments."...
  • Sharia Honor Code: ‘Buried alive’, Man’s eyes gouged out over suspicion (Pakistan)

    12/28/2012 11:01:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    More of that super special, better-than-yours Islamic justice under the sharia: ‘Buried alive’: Man’s eyes gouged out over suspicion Tribune.com.PK December 28, 2012(thanks to The Religion of Peace) FAISALABAD / MUZAFFARGARH: A man’s eyes were gouged out on Thursday allegedly by eight men over a suspicion of an extramarital affair in Muzaffargarh. He was taken to Nishtar Hospital, where doctors treating him said that he would likely survive. Police said three men had been arrested and that they were looking for the rest. Shehr Sultan police said that father of eight Bilal, a farmer who is known by his first...
  • Happy New Year 2013

    12/28/2012 10:57:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 29, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — It's "Auld Lang Syne" time again. Robert Burns is credited with "collecting" the lyrics for the old Scottish drinking and dancing ballad that's become a traditional part of New Year's festivities. The most memorable verses — "should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" and the chorus, "for auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup o' kindness yet for auld lang syne" — are often described as reminders of "the good old times" amid new beginnings. That's a tough task this year. Saying goodbye to 2012 won't be hard. But...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 51 DECEMBER 28,2012

    12/28/2012 10:52:10 AM PST · by greeneyes · 108 replies
    Free Republic | 12/28/2012 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Q+A: Cody Wilson Of The Wiki Weapon Project On The 3-D Printed Future of Firearms

    12/28/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 21 December, 2012 | Clay Dillow
    The Wiki Weapon project is an initiative undertaken by Defense Distributed, a non-profit headed by University of Texas law student Cody Wilson aimed at generating a freely-distributed, open source design for a 3-D printed firearm--an idea that has come under serious fire from proponents of increased gun control in the U.S., particularly in light of last week’s tragic shooting of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The idea behind the project--embraced by some, absolutely detested by others--is that technology will soon make regulating firearms virtually impossible. That is a very polarizing idea. But to say the...
  • The Video Game Based On Obama's American Dream

    12/28/2012 10:46:41 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers

    12/28/2012 10:45:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12/28/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden. According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year. Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
  • Big Payday for Law Firm in Toyota Deal

    12/28/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/26/12 | Mike Ramsey and Joe Palazzolo
    Hagens Berman LLP, the Seattle-based law firm that served as lead counsel in a class-action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp., stands to receive a big payday in a proposed $1.1 billion settlement with the Japanese auto maker. * * * Steve W. Berman, a managing partner in the firm, estimated fees of $200 million, about 18% of the total.
  • Kenya hospital imprisons new mothers with no money

    12/28/2012 10:36:02 AM PST · by redreno · 7 replies
    myfoxorlando ^ | 12/28/2012 | By Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya - The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can't pay their bills.
  • Fred Williamson takes on Gary Busey

    12/28/2012 10:33:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBrDPvzk3VISkip over to 54 seconds in and see how Fred handles Gary Busey
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution (Must read alert)

    12/28/2012 10:29:55 AM PST · by Zakeet
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party - Mao Tse TungAfter a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military - William Burroughs Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us...
  • N.Y. special session on gun laws appears unlikely

    12/28/2012 10:29:54 AM PST · by neverdem
    The Ithaca Journal (N.Y.) | Dec 26, 2012 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad to Christians: “Merry Christmas!”

    12/28/2012 10:29:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Flouting the political correctness of many Western leaders this Christmas season, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wasn't afraid to say “Merry Christmas.” … Ahmadinejad further “wished happiness, health and success for all Christians around the globe, and expressed the hope that the whole world would witness administration of justice through solidarity of all divine religions,” according to the semi-official news agency. … Ahmadinejad’s expressed “solidarity of all divine religions” also does not appear to include Judaism or extend to the Jewish state of Israel. …
  • Shocking moment motorist is ambushed and pistol-whipped by pair of masked robbers.

    12/28/2012 10:26:50 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:29 EST, 28 December 2012 | Helen Collis
    This is the shocking moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home. The footage shows how the man, who had just driven up to his house and parked his Range Rover, was punched to the floor before being repeatedly hit with the weapon.
  • Add One More Thing to the List of ‘Things the Media Got Wrong About Newtown’

    12/28/2012 10:21:07 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 42 replies
    New York News & Features ^ | December 28, 2012 | Dan Amira
    <p>In the hours and days following the Newtown massacre, the media reported a metric sh*tload of what were later discovered to be incorrect details, including the identity of the shooter, his mom's connection to the school, where she was killed, how Adam Lanza got into the building, and the weapons he used. Now we can add another one to the list: Adam Lanza was not wearing body armor, but "a fishing type vest, a jacket with a lot of pockets," according to a Connecticut state police spokesman.</p>
  • Reagan's Last-Ditch Falklands Plea Revealed

    12/28/2012 10:11:00 AM PST · by the scotsman · 72 replies
    Sky News ^ | 28th December 2012 | Alistair Bunkall
    'Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official documents made public today. Files released by the National Archives at Kew, South West London, under the 30-year rule show that as British troops closed in on final victory, the US president made a late-night phone call to Mrs Thatcher urging her not to completely humiliate the Argentines. However, his request fell on deaf ears as a defiant Prime Minister insisted that she had not sent a British task force across...
  • Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution

    12/28/2012 10:03:18 AM PST · by Errant · 167 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 28, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    ...Revolution? Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us with diplomacies and niceties, so honestly, why should I have to sugar coat anything? We live in extreme times and there is no longer room for prancing around the ultimate consequences of that which is taking place in America today. This country is increasingly sliding towards the edge of internal conflict. The Liberty Movement and true Constitutionalists see it, subsections of Republicans and Democrats see it, and most of all, the federal government sees it. In fact, they may...
  • Funny Political Anti-Obama & Anti-Liberal Picture Source

    12/28/2012 9:58:47 AM PST · by zantus · 8 replies
    zPatriot ^ | 12/28/2012 | zantus
    zpatriot.com has a really funny collection of pictures & cartoons that are pretty much anti-Obama/Liberal. This is my new source when I am looking for the perfect picture for my conservative posts.
  • The Fiscal Cliff and Housing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    12/28/2012 9:52:51 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/28/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama has summoned Congressional leaders to the White House to discuss avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff contains three elements: 1) automatic spending cuts (good), 2) expiration of Bush-era tax cuts (bad) and 3) Obamacare tax implementation (ugly). First, automatic spending cuts in fiscal 2013 would cause federal spending would fall an estimated $65 billion. For perspective, the Federal government’s budget deficit ending in September 2012 was $1.09 trillion. This means that the dreaded automatic spending cuts will amount to a paltry 6% of the 2012 budget deficit. Second, taxes will be going up in 2013 by an...
  • REACHING OTHERS FOR THE COMING FIGHTS

    12/28/2012 9:49:44 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity | 12/28/2012 | Dick Bachert
    The lame-stream media is so far into the tank for the entire Obama Marxist agenda they haven’t been seen for 6 years. If you’re still waiting for that call from PMSNBC to come over and lay some on-air facts on Chris “Mr. Tingles” Mathews fuggedaboutit. We who are old enough to remember what freedom is need to avail ourselves of other ways to reach what Limbaugh calls “low information voters.” I prefer a term recently used by another writer: “Feral Adolescents.” Nearly all the server based or PC based email software provide the opportunity to affix a “Signature” to personal...
  • Time for Some Common-Sense Publishing Controls

    12/28/2012 9:41:09 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 9 replies
    PJMedia ^ | December 25th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    There has been another mass shooting and a revival of the illogical attempts by the gun grabbers to pass legislation that would have done nothing to prevent it, but would punish law-abiding gun owners. One of their favorite arguments, no matter how often debunked, is that the Founders wouldn’t have written the Second Amendment as they did had they anticipated anything beyond muskets. Here’s a classic recent example from that brilliant British expert on American history, CNN’s Piers Morgan, who seems to be projecting when he calls his debating partner an “unbelievably stupid man,” because he can’t logically hold up...
  • Blackburn Target of Thursday Forum by "The Action" [Obama Cult Attacks Rs]

    12/28/2012 9:40:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | 12/27/12 | Jackson Baker
    This one ’s off our beaten path — literally. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who used to represent...Memphis...[will face a protest].