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  • Blogger publishes names, addresses of newspaper staff after gun-permit database

    12/28/2012 4:30:58 PM PST · by autumnraine · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/2012 | Fox News
    <p>A blogger upset with a New York newspaper’s decision to publish an interactive map of local gun permit holders has returned the favor by posting the names and addresses of nearly every employee at the publication.</p> <p>Blogger Christopher Fountain on For What It’s Worth published names, home address and email contact information for Journal News editor Cyndee Royle, publisher Janet Hasson and reporter Dwight Worley, who wrote an article on Sunday to accompany the map that led to widespread criticism aimed at the Lower Hudson Valley newspaper.</p>
  • Kadner: Sandy Hook school massacre creates boom in gun sales (Cook County, Illinois)

    12/28/2012 4:30:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Southtown Star ^ | December 27, 2012 | Phil Kadner
    Talk of a national ban on assault rifles has resulted in a sales boom of AR-15 and AK-47 weapons at Freddie Bear Sports in Tinley Park. “I sold more of those guns in one week than I normally sell in a year,” said Fred Lutger, owner of the gun shop. The guns usually sell for between $750 and $3,000, but Lutger said the increased demand has nearly doubled the price nationwide. The increased sales at Freddie Bear are being mirrored at gun shops and gun shows across the country. “I don’t think it’s so much people speculating” that they’ll be...
  • Obama to Congress: The Time For Immediate Action on Fiscal Cliff is Now

    12/28/2012 4:21:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    So how did the last-ditch fiscal cliff meeting go this afternoon? Not great. President Obama again put forth the scaled-back version of the proposal he pitched last week. A source familiar with the meeting told CNBC that Obama was not making a new offer; just laying out what he thinks can pass the House and Senate. That includes keeping the tax cut for those making up to $250,000 and an extension of unemployment insurance for 2 million people. He will then ask the participants what they are willing to support, and if they don't have a counterproposal that can pass the...
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Boy Scouts over Lesbian and Agnostic Couples

    12/28/2012 4:20:38 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.thomasmore.org/ ^ | December 28, 2012 | Thomas More Law Center
    In a surprising decision last week that drew little press attention, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, handed the Boy Scouts a victory over a lesbian couple and an agnostic couple. The Ninth Circuit is considered the most liberal appellate court in the land.
  • Desert Storm Victor Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf R.I.P.

    12/28/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 28, 2012
    Leadership: The hero of Desert Storm gave America a taste of victory after the wasted sacrifice of Vietnam and demonstrated that only the sometimes-unwise decisions of politicians can keep us from victory over our enemies. Schwarzkopf, called "Stormin' Norman" because of his reportedly explosive temper, led America to two sorely needed military victories: a small one in Grenada in 1983 and a big one as de facto commander of allied forces in the Gulf War in 1991. Grenada was the first step in a recovery from the legacy of Vietnam, where defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory in...
  • Hobby Lobby to Defy Sotomayor Ruling on Morning-After Pill

    12/28/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 125 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Dec 2012 | Newsmax
    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, 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 of their...
  • Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

    12/28/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    rt ^ | 9/28 | rt
    Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. ­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.” “He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the...
  • Obama’s Administration The Most Transparent Ever? Not By A Long Shot

    12/28/2012 4:16:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-28-12 | Curt
    In 2009 Obama promised to be the most transparent administration ever: http://youtu.be/72g7qmeP1dEWe have since found that it has been one of the most secretive administrations ever. Vince wrote last summer about the lack of transparency and cronyism involved in ObamaCare: ...the violations of that transparency pledge were greatest during the passage of arguably the single most important – and worst – piece of legislation ever to come across a President’s desk: ObamaCare. Euphemistically named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare single handedly would open the door for regulation of anything in the American economy and the lives of...
  • Senate votes to block Hurricane Sandy relief for tax cheats, dead people

    12/28/2012 4:08:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Senate on Friday approved an amendment to a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill that would prohibit dead people and anyone with "serious delinquent tax debts" from receiving the funds. The Senate approved the amendment from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) in a voice vote, along with several other amendments to the bill. The Democratic legislation would provide $60 billion in spending for Sandy cleanup, but Coburn and Republicans have said for the last several weeks that the bill is much bigger than it needs to be. Many GOP senators put forward amendments aimed at reducing the size of the bill,...
  • Not even U.S. green card can lure investors

    12/28/2012 4:07:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | December 27, 2012 | David Shoalts
    Greg Jamison says he hopes to close the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes in January, and while the usual doubters point out this is simply the latest in a long line of such predictions, they are giving him full marks for creativity in his hunt for investors. This is due to Jamison’s novel but failed attempt to find investors through the Immigrant Investor Program of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Two sources familiar with his investment plans said Jamison, the former president of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, tried to raise at least some of the $170-million (all currency...
  • You Know You're a GUN CONTROL HYPOCRITE IF....

    12/28/2012 4:01:59 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 5 replies
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  • Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law

    12/28/2012 3:58:44 PM PST · by AuntB · 15 replies
    Rightmarch ^ | Dec. 28, 2012 | Rightmarch
    Jacques Belleaud at MyFoxDC reports: The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants. Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.’s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America. “Mexico...
  • How Mrs Thatcher personally paid... the £1,800 cost of (son's) rescue operation...

    12/28/2012 3:57:56 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28th December 2012 | David Wilkes and Claire Ellicott
    After her son Mark got lost in the desert competing in the Paris-Dakar rally, Margaret Thatcher shed a rare tear in public. When it came to paying for his rescue, however, the 'Iron Lady' was firmly back in the driving seat and at pains to ensure she personally, not taxpayers, footed the bill for her hapless off-spring's misadventure. ..... With that matter resolved, the Foreign Office calculated their costs for other accommodation, travel, telegrams and telephone calls to be £1,191. No charges were made to official funds 'other than those which would be so charged in case of assistance for...
  • The Diver And The Turtle

    The hard working diver you see in the video is yours truly, doing my bit for Thailand's oil and gas industry. It's not unusual to encounter turtles whilst diving on oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Thailand but to experience a little intimacy with a turtle and get some superb video footage is probably a once in a lifetime experience
  • Unions Join Forces To Advocate Change In Law (Truncated) School Staff Get Workers Compensation

    12/28/2012 3:48:55 PM PST · by raybbr · 7 replies
    courant.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Jon Lender
    Deliberations about possible legislation to expand state workers compensation to police who responded to the Newtown school massacre have changed direction: There is now a move to also include school staff members and medical examiners' personnel who were exposed to the horror. Unions for four groups of public employees — state police, Newtown police, staff of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and Newtown educators — have been consulting each other in a unified effort aimed at prompting legislation to obtain workers compensation benefits for anyone they represent who was at Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec. 14. "We will...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #26 December 28, 2012

    12/28/2012 3:43:55 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 21 replies
    Free Republic | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew Irish Stout Yum! Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. Happy New Year to all! No partying planned for me. It will be an early night drinking a few of my Irish Stouts here. I am trying a Guinness Black Larger for the first time. I am not all that impressed at all. It has a thin/light mouth feel with a quick disappearing head. It has a slightly bitter after taste. Might be good ice cold on a warm summer day. Expensive $ 10.00...
  • WH Petition - Press Charges Against David Gregory for Possession of 30-Round Magazine in D.C. ...

    12/28/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | December 23, 2012 | CREATOR ryan l Boise, ID
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person. DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a...
  • Dow Futures Down 226 After Obama Fiscal Cliff Speech

    12/28/2012 3:27:14 PM PST · by WashingtonSource · 40 replies
    Dow Futures Live ^ | December 28, 2012 6:15 p.m. | Dow Futures Live
    Dow Futures Live As on 28-Dec-2012 18:15:18 EDT 12,777 -226.00 -1.77%
  • Congressional leaders speak after White House fiscal cliff meeting (Mitch McConnell: "Good Meeting")

    12/28/2012 3:24:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/28/12 | CNN Political Unit
    Congressional leaders spoke Friday after meeting about the fiscal cliff with President Barack Obama at the White House. -snip- McConnell spoke immediately after Reid, saying, “I share the view of the majority leader. We had a good meeting down at the White House. “We are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the White House, in the hopes that we can come forward as early as Sunday and have a recommendation that I can make to my conference and the majority leader [Reid] can make to his conference and so we’ll be working hard to try and see...
  • How Mrs Thatcher personally paid son Mark's bar tab and the £1,800 cost of his rescue

    12/28/2012 3:21:54 PM PST · by UKrepublican · 12 replies
    After her son Mark got lost in the desert competing in the Paris-Dakar rally, Margaret Thatcher shed a rare tear in public. When it came to paying for his rescue, however, the 'Iron Lady' was firmly back in the driving seat and at pains to ensure she personally, not taxpayers, footed the bill for her hapless off-spring's misadventure.