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  • List Gannett owned companies (Boycott?)

    01/02/2013 7:49:10 AM PST · by mom4kittys · 5 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/31/12 | Mackenzie Weinger
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/12/journal-news-advertisers-face-boycott-over-gun-map-153034.html Owns many Newspapers and television stations, Classified Ventures which includes Caes.com, HomeGain.com, HomeFinders.com Also Careerbuilder.com and Clipper Magazine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gannett_Company_assets
  • Newspaper hires ARMED guards to patrol its headquarters - days after listing names of nearby gun

    01/02/2013 7:48:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The New York newspaper that sparked controversy after publishing the names and addresses of nearby gun permit owners is now taking up arms in an apparent response to threats. The Journal News has reportedly hired a team of armed guards to patrol the paper's headquarters in West Nyack. The paper caused a stir on December 23 when it listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City in an interactive map on its website. The Rockland County Times reported on Tuesday that Journal News editor Caryn A. McBride hired gun-toting security...
  • Plead Guilty or Go to Prison for Life: The Medical Marijuana Grower's Stark Choice

    01/02/2013 7:47:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Chris Williams, a Montana medical marijuana grower, faces at least five years in federal prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 1. The penalty seems unduly severe, especially because his business openly supplied marijuana to patients who were allowed to use it under state law. Yet five years is a cakewalk compared to the sentence Williams originally faced, which would have kept the 38-year-old father behind bars for the rest of his life. The difference is due to an extremely unusual post-conviction agreement that highlights the enormous power prosecutors wield as a result of mandatory minimum sentences so grotesquely unjust...
  • Massacre guns on sale in the UK

    01/02/2013 7:46:15 AM PST · by Da_Shrimp · 62 replies
    LETHAL assault rifles like the one used in America’s Sandy Hook school massacre are being LEGALLY sold in Britain. A Welsh-based firm is advertising a Ruger SR-22 semi-automatic as a “clone” of an AR-15, the gun loner Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people. Shocked campaigners are demanding new gun controls after The Sun discovered British dealers selling the weapons. A similar gun to Lanza’s intimidating Bushmaster AR-15 is being sold by Arundel Militaria, based in Knighton, Powys. Anybody wanting to own the gun in Britain would need a section 1 firearms licence.Read more
  • Old Wounds and New Oil

    01/02/2013 7:41:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2. 2013 | Charles Payne
    It was all about peace on earth and goodwill to all men last week. Today itÂ’s about oil, nationalism and long-term beefs. The Self Defense Force of Japan was forced recently to scramble an F-15 in response to China flying a cargo plane over disputed islands at the center of a brewing conflict. Thus far the saber rattling has been confined to economic boycotts and some physical violence aimed at Japanese workers living in China. But this thing is heating up to the point where neither side will be able to back down and save face at the same time....
  • 2012 The Year That Gun Control Failed

    01/02/2013 7:40:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012, gun control failed spectacularly. The largest and most obvious failure was Chicago, in the last state to forbid the carrying of guns for self defense (except for the politically connected) with the most draconian gun control in Illinois. Chicago suffered over 500 murders in 2012, most of them committed with illegal guns. There are hardly any others in Chicago, except for those in government hands, just as most gun controllers want. Report: 532 Murdered in Chicago in 2012 The old media, the same old media that makes anti-heroes out of those who slaughter children when they can use...
  • Media Taunts Begin: Ryan 'Strong Candidate for President... as Democrat'

    01/02/2013 7:39:27 AM PST · by RummyChick · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2 | O'connor
    Scarborough himself lamented the mismanagement of the Republican leaders and proclaimed himself "bitter" over the botched negotiations. Then Time magazine's Mark Halperin ripped Paul Ryan in the cruelest way possible saying he “Could be a strong candidate for president in 2016 as a Democrat.”
  • Demand a plan: How about a celebrity go self-procreate…

    01/02/2013 7:37:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Guns Save Life ^ | Jan 1, 2013
    Demand a plan: How about a celebrity go self-procreate… Sick of celebrity hypocrites? Cut the cord and quit going to the theater! Hollywood hypocrite VIDEO Trust me, your life will not be missing anything. Ace of Spades had a wonderful piece on celeb hypocrisy: Celebrities Who Demand Gun Bans Sure Seem To Celebrate Gun Violence In Their Movies A Whole Heck of a Lot...
  • Signs and Wonders: Hannity ratings drop, debt ceiling, minimum wage hikes, spirituality

    01/02/2013 7:35:01 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 96 replies
    World ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Warren Cole Smith
    Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. When that didn’t happen, Hannity’s audience abandoned him in droves. According to Nielson numbers, Hannity has lost about half of his audience since the election. This sort of drop is not unusual. News shows generally have higher ratings in the months leading up to elections. But compare Hannity’s numbers to Fox colleague Bill O’Reilly’s. O’Reilly lost about 30 percent of his audience. Both Hannity and O’Reilly still have numbers that top 2 million viewers per night, so they’re still cable powerhouses. But Rachel Maddow on liberal...
  • Fiscal cliff bill includes favors for Hollywood and green energy

    01/02/2013 7:33:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    biz pac review ^ | 1-2-13 | Michael Dorstewitz
    One item within the bill that was hurriedly passed in the wee hours — presumedly without reading it — was a one-year extension of a tax credit for wind energy. For new installations, it gives the industry a 2.2-cent credit per kilowatt-hour of energy produced for the first 10 years the installation is in operation. In a related story, Breitbart.com reported an extension of a tax incentive favoring the film industry. Section 317 of the freshly approved legislation includes an extension for “special expensing rules for certain film and television productions.” Congress first enacted production tax incentives favorable to the...
  • The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (Rabbi tells truth about Obama win and is vilified)

    01/02/2013 7:33:18 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://rabbipruzansky.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
    "......as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle. Romney lost because he didn’t get enough votes to win. That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious...
  • Group wants to move bitumen by rail to Alaska

    01/02/2013 7:32:03 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    EDMONTON JOURNAL ^ | JANUARY 2, 2013 | KAREN KLEISS
    Alison Redford’s cabinet is expected to decide in January whether the government will spend $10 million to study the idea of building a rail line to ship oilsands products from northern Alberta to a port in Alaska. The money would help pay for a $40-million study that will investigate the feasibility of a proposed 2,400-kilometre rail line to carry landlocked oilsands products from Fort McMurray to Delta Junction, Alaska. From there, Alberta’s oil would flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system to the Valdez Marine Terminal, and on to booming Asian markets. The proposal has been in the works for more...
  • LAPD endangers selves and public with gun safety violation at ‘buyback’

    01/02/2013 7:21:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/2/13 | David Codrea
    The Los Angeles Police Department held a so-called gun “buyback” the day after Christmas, reportedly taking in over 2,000 firearms at two locations. Disregarding for a moment that Chief Charlie Beck once more trotted out an inert tube and presented it as an active rocket launcher to awe the “Authorized Journalists” who don’t know any better (and it still hasn’t been established if it’s the same one he trotted out at a previous photo op), disregarding that Beck himself is armed and men under his command routinely deploy with firearms he describes as “weapons of war, weapons of death [that]...
  • What Was the Most Tragic Policy Development of 2012?

    01/02/2013 7:18:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’m not sure I could pick out a significant victory for human freedom in 2012. Maybe IÂ’m missing something, but the only good policy thatÂ’s even worth mentioning was the decision in Wisconsin to rein in the special privileges and excessive compensation for government workers.But there definitely have been lots of sad developments.The hard part is picking the most disappointing story.1. Was it the craven decision by John Roberts to put politics before the Constitution and cast the deciding vote for Obamacare? This certainly could be the most disappointing event of the year, but technically it didnÂ’t represent a step...
  • The Conservative Response to Outing Legal Gun Owners

    01/02/2013 7:13:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/02/2013 | Elise Cooper
    As Christmas was approaching, one newspaper, the Journal News of White Plains, New York, decided to take on Scrooge's personality of mean-spiritedness. They printed an interactive map that included the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each red dot represented an individual gun owner. They were able to obtain this information because New York state law allows it to be part of the public record. American Thinker was able to interview a few of these gun owners about how they felt about being "outed" by this newspaper. In clicking randomly on the red dots,...
  • Delhi rape spurs Indian women to rush for gun licenses

    01/02/2013 7:13:25 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    A sense of insecurity has gripped the female population in parts of India. As the ashes of the New Delhi gang rape victim were scattered over the Ganges River, hundreds of Indian women applied for firearm licenses and joined self-defense classes. ­Since the news of the brutal gang rape and murder broke in December, 274 Delhi women have applied for gun licenses, Delhi police said. Some 1,200 more have called the licensing department to inquire how to obtain one. “These include not only the average working woman, but even students who travel long distances to colleges and even their concerned...
  • George W. Bush Reconsidered (Some perspective on the much-derided 43rd president)

    01/02/2013 7:10:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    George W. Bush left office in January 2009 with one of the lowest job-approval ratings for a president (34 percent) since Gallup started compiling them — as compared to Harry Truman’s low of 32 percent, Richard Nixon’s of 24 percent, and Jimmy Carter’s of 34 percent — and to the general derision of the media. At times the venom accorded Bush in popular culture reached absurd — and even sick — levels. Alfred A. Knopf, for example, infamously published Nicholson Baker’s Checkpoint, a pathetic riff on shooting Bush. Gabriel Range’s unhinged 2006 “docudrama,” The Death of a President, focused on...
  • Obama’s Tax Evaders of the Year. They support soaking the rich but find ways to stay dry themselves.

    01/02/2013 7:05:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama will kick off the new year the same way that he kicked off the old year: by demanding that the wealthy pay their “fair share” in taxes. But while millions of small-business owners, struggling entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors brace for a double whammy of fiscal-cliff tax hikes and new Obamacare taxes, the class-warrior-in-chief’s richest pals are getting a pass.It’s a golden pass for liberal millionaires and billionaires who support higher Obama taxes for everyone but themselves. Meet the Democratic tax evaders of the year.Google. The left-wing Internet giant provided Silicon Valley’s biggest campaign-finance boost to Obama, with...
  • Obama's Thug America

    01/02/2013 7:04:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Progressivism in America has always been a thuggish ideology. It rests on the notion that laws require no evidence to support their implementation, that intentions are all that matter and that those who oppose "change" of the sort progressives like are morally deficient. Progressivism requires Americans to separate off certain groups in American life as evil -- the rich ("greedy!"), gun owners ("hooligans!"), traditionally religious people ("sexists!"), Constitutional government advocates ("bigots!"). It requires that certain Americans be cast as good -- racial and ethnic minorities, low income earners and women ("victimized!"), irreligious people ("rationalists!") and big government advocates ("experts!"). Progressivism...
  • Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After It Enraged The Community By Publishing Info On Local Gun Owners

    01/02/2013 6:51:21 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-2-2013 | Abby Rogers
    Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After It Enraged The Community By Publishing Info On Local Gun Owners Abby RogersJanuary 2, 2013Caryn McBride, Journal News Rockland Editor A New York state newspaper is taking drastic steps to protect its staff after it enraged gun owners in two counties. The Journal News, a Gannett-owned newspaper in Westchester, N.Y., published a map showing the names and addresses of licensed gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties. The Journal News tried to do the same for Putnam County, but the newspaper's request for records was denied because of the outrage the map had already caused...