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  • Firearm Sales Jump 39% In December, 19% In 2012

    01/04/2013 8:37:39 AM PST · by RC one · 9 replies
    CNS news ^ | January 2, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Background checks for individuals purchasing firearms increased in every state in December - and in 48 of the 50 states and in Washington, D.C. for full-year 2012 - according to data compiled by the FBI.Compared to the total number of background checks completed from January through December of 2011 all but two states saw net increases in gun sales in 2012.Utah reported a decline of 77.4%, and Iowa a decline of 17.9%.Each of the 50 States and Washington, D.C. saw an increase in background checks in the month of December 2012, with every state posting an increase of at least...
  • What happened in the House; the best course now...

    01/04/2013 8:33:42 AM PST · by txrangerette · 22 replies
    self | January 4, 2013 | self
    Being able to describe something accurately is the first step to understanding it, then fashioning a course of action. What happened in the House Speaker vote is that, although some opposition to Boehner began to surface, no candidate ran for the position against him. For days Mark Levin has been urging an opponent to run, but nobody did. Therefore, the options were Boehner, Pelosi, or continued votes without a winner. You can't beat somebody with nobody. Many thought Cantor was going to challenge Boehner when Cantor and the other leadership voted against the "cliff deal". They were mistaken. It's possible...
  • Obama Hugged Hurricane Sandy Victim and Then Sent Her a Form Letter (another sucka born)

    01/04/2013 8:33:06 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    President Obama comforted you and offered you “immediate” assistance. Since your encounter with him months ago, what has been your interaction with the White House? After his visit, I sent an email to President Obama. Many days later, I got a response back. It was disturbing. How so? It had nothing to do with what I was asking him. It was a form letter. It thanked me for supporting the troops. He made a promise to rebuild on national television, and I can’t even get this money. It’s heartbreaking, really. I did reach out to Senator Whelan, and I got...
  • Morsi in 2010: No peace with descendants of apes and pigs

    01/04/2013 8:27:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2013 16:34 | (jpost.com staff)
    Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are “a waste of time and opportunities” as Arabs and Muslims get nothing out of engagement with “the descendants of apes and pigs,” current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi asserted in September 2010, according to newly translated interviews published this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). In the first interview, aired on Lebanon’s Al-Quds TV on September 23, 2010, Morsi denounced the Palestinian Authority as a creation of “the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people.” Therefore, he stressed, “No reasonable person can expect any progress on...
  • Record number of Ohioans seeking guns

    01/04/2013 8:26:07 AM PST · by RC one
    Columbus dispatch ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | David Ingram
    In Ohio, gun dealers conducted 629,215 pre-sale background checks in 2012, including 102,531 in December, according to the FBI data. The yearly figure, which topped the record of 468,974 checks set in 2011, ranked seventh in the United States. That was a 34 percent increase from 2011. The number of FBI background checks requested for Americans buying guns set a record in December, indicating that more people might ultimately buy a weapon after the Connecticut school massacre stirred interest in self-defense and prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms. The FBI said it recorded 2.78 million background checks during the...
  • The New Year’s First Heist

    01/04/2013 8:26:06 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-4-2013 | Douglas French
    The New Year’s First Heist By Douglas French 01/03/13The high priests of the civic religion are very worried that people no longer seem to trust government. The law stands discredited. Once-hallowed institutions are under fire and losing status. People are openly loathing public officials. Movies, television, and best-selling books urge revolt. Most people don’t bother to vote. And these priests wonder why. Here’s an example of why. As the year opened, the House, Senate, and president all collaborated to enact the largest tax increase in human history — under the cover of night on the first day of the year,...
  • Catherine Zeta Jones donates cash to buy 'lost palace of the ancient Welsh princes'

    Catherine Zeta Jones donates cash to buy 'lost palace of the ancient Welsh princes' Star donates undisclosed sum to buy land for monument to Llywelyn princes Site is believed to have been location of family's royal palace Former Monty Python star Terry Jones is also backing efforts to buy land Catherine, 43, made a 'substantial' donation to a trust bidding to buy up farmland thought to be the site where the last independent rulers of Wales had their royal residence. The 700-year-old lost palace of Llywelyn the Great and his grandson Llywelyn the Last is believed to have stood in...
  • Only In NY: Spurs’ Jackson Trips Over Bloomberg’s Waitress, Leaves Game

    01/04/2013 8:23:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | January 4, 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Spurs forward Stephen Jackson left San Antonio’s 100-83 loss to the Knicks after spraining his right ankle when he crashed into a waitress working the sideline in front of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Guess who just contributed to the crime rate in NYC,” tweeted New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola.
  • Barney Frank: I want to be named interim senator

    01/04/2013 8:19:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/4/13 | Matt Stout
    Just one day removed from the House, Barney Frank says he wants to get back to Washington. Frank, speaking today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry is named secretary of state. “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” Frank said. “It was kind of like you’re about to graduate, and they said: ‘You gotta go to summer school.’ But (the fiscal cliff) deal now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in...
  • Tea Party announces Congressional Advocacy Team!

    01/04/2013 8:18:47 AM PST · by Baynative · 72 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 1/4/12 | Press release
    Washington D.C. - The nation’s largest Tea Party group announced today the creation of its new advocacy arm — the first of its kind. With over 600,000 members and over 1.3 million supporters on Facebook, TheTeaParty.Net has been a leading opponent of any legislation that increases taxes or raises the debt, including this week’s deal on the fiscal cliff.
  • Virginia gun sales rose to record highs in 2012

    01/04/2013 8:16:50 AM PST · by RC one · 3 replies
    WJLA ^ | January 4, 2013 - 09:10 am
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia gun sales surged to an apparent record high in 2012. State police statistics on gun buyers' mandatory criminal-background checks showed that there were 432,387 gun transactions last year, a 35 percent jump from 2011. Records show that it was the largest year-to-year increase in 20 years and the third-largest increase overall since Virginia's background check program was implemented in 1989.
  • Floridians Buying Guns At Record Pace

    01/04/2013 8:12:42 AM PST · by RC one · 6 replies
    CBSMiami ^ | January 4, 2013 8:38 AM
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As gun control becomes a central focus of Washington in the first few months of the 113th Congress, Floridians are buying guns at a frenetic pace. In 2012, 797,970 Floridians requested background checks so they could purchase weapons. That total represented nearly 200,000 more than in 2011 and almost double the number from 2004, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.The numbers spiked after President Barack Obama won re-election, even though Obama had not even addressed gun control in either campaign. There was a similar spike after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting when gun control began...
  • Help Request – White House 9-11-12 Photo During Benghazi 7 Hour Seige…. ?

    01/04/2013 8:12:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1/4/13 | sundance
    The White House has refused repeated attempts by journalists to produce pictures of President Obama and his team in the White House Situation Room during the 9-11 Benghazi terrorist attacks [3:30pm to 11:00pm Eastern Time]. Personally, after researching the offical reports minute by minute, and comparing them to the media released statements, I believe the Situation Room was empty. Today the White House released this picture taken on 9-11-12. It was included in a White House FLICKR Album “The Year In Pictures“. You Decide:
  • Al-Jazeera seen as using Al Gore to bolster network’s legitimacy in United States

    01/04/2013 8:04:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-4-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    January 4, 2013 Al-Jazeera seen as using Al Gore to bolster networkÂ’s legitimacy in United States Jamie Weinstein Is Al-Jazeera trying to use former Vice President Al Gore to gain acceptance in America? Yes, say some experts.On Wednesday it was announced that the Qatari-funded news station had purchased Current TV, the liberal cable channel co-founded by Gore, for a reported $500 million. Gore and fellow co-founder Joel Hyatt will join the advisory board of Al-Jazeera America, the network set to replace Current TV.Al-Jazeera, which currently has both English and Arabic language stations, is seen by many as having an anti-Israel...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (1/4/2013)[Prayer]

    01/04/2013 8:02:54 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 18 replies
    1/4/2013 | smithsk
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1 (KJV) ----
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PREFACE, 01-04-13

    01/04/2013 8:00:42 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-04-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PREFACE The act of thanksgiving, which begins the Eucharistic liturgy. By it the priest, in the name of all the people of God, offers praise and gratitude to God the Father for the whole work of redemption or for some special benefits commemorated in the liturgy. (Etym. Latin praefatio, preface, prologue; literally, a saying beforehand.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission
  • THE SCARIEST JOBS CHART EVER

    01/04/2013 8:00:39 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-4-2013 | Sam Ro
    CHART OF THE DAY: THE SCARIEST JOBS CHART EVER Sam RoJanuary 4, 2013It's jobs day in America. This morning we learned that the U.S. economy added 155k jobs December and the unemployment rate ticked up in 7.8 percent. Although the numbers were in line with economists' expectations, they still reflect a job market that remains incredibly weak almost four years into the economic recovery. Calculated Risk runs a chart every month putting the current jobs recovery into perspective. "This shows the depth of the recent employment recession - worse than any other post-war recession - and the relatively slow recovery...
  • Facing Backward, Facing Forward

    01/04/2013 7:56:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    The pagan god Janus has two faces, and that's a good thing. He can look to the future and reflect on the past, all at the same time. As ancient gods go, Janus is good at transitions. January, named for Janus, is not only a dreary month to get past as quickly as possible, but it's a time for useful reflection and resolve. Now that we're no longer teetering on the fiscal cliff, President Obama and his administration are busy with anticipation of parades, balls and searches for dance partners at the inauguration of Obama II, and the Republicans can...
  • Congress Avoids The Fiscal Cliff By Selling Us Down The River (Peter Schiff)

    01/04/2013 7:52:31 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-4-2013 | Peter Schiff
    Congress Avoids The Fiscal Cliff By Selling Us Down The River Politics / US PoliticsJan 04, 2013 - 07:22 AM By: Peter Schiff With the possible exception of the New York Times' editorial board (and the cast of The Jersey Shore), everyone on the planet understood that the United States Government needs to cut spending, increase taxes, or both. Instead, after months of political posturing and hand wringing, the Federal Government has just delivered the exact opposite, a deal that increases spending and decreases taxes. The move lays bare the emptiness of budget legislation, which can be dismantled far easier...
  • TxDOT signs to keep giving directions to gun shows

    01/04/2013 7:52:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 3 January, 2013 | na
    HOUSTON - The Texas Department of Transportation will continue to use freeway message signs in Houston to provide directions to firearms-related events, state officials said Thursday evening. On Thursday afternoon, local TxDOT officials told KPRC Local 2 that gun show directions would no longer be displayed on the signs. A short time later, state officials said that an error had been made. "The decision 2 suspend use of these signs for similar future events in Houston was made in error by the district office," a tweet from TxDOT read. The electronic signs are routinely used to direct traffic or tell...