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  • Biden: "If you don't register your guns, the government will confiscate them"

    01/10/2013 12:24:36 PM PST · by kiryandil · 116 replies
    January 10, 2013 | The Interwebs
    Someone apparently heard Joe "DainBramage" Biden excrete this out of his mouth on the radio in the last couple of hours. It's on a few websites right now.
  • Gun Owners Worry New Proposals Could Make Millions Of Americans Criminals (Everything Class III?)

    01/10/2013 12:13:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Raleigh Telegram ^ | January 10, 2013 | Staff
    RALEIGH – Many North Carolina gun owners and gun enthusiasts are worried that new gun proposals that go far beyond an assault rifle ban would make many of the otherwise law abiding 80 million Americans who are gun owners into criminals if they do not register their weapons with federal authorities. National and international media reports have stated that the White House under a committee led by Vice President Joe Biden is going to seek sweeping changes in how guns are registered, sold, and taxed in the wake of the Newton, Connecticut school shooting. Under the potential proposals which have...
  • Statewide Mega Quake May Be Possible After All

    01/10/2013 12:08:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | 5 hours ago
    For decades, scientists have assumed the central portion of California’s San Andreas fault acts as a barrier that prevents a big quake in the southern part of the state from spreading to the north, and vice versa. As a result, a mega-quake that could be felt from San Diego to San Francisco was widely considered impossible. But that key fault segment might not serve as a barrier in all cases, researchers wrote Wednesday in the online edition of the journal Nature. Using a combination of laboratory measurements and computer simulations, the two scientists showed how so-called creeping segments in a...
  • Doctors: Junior Seau's brain had CTE

    01/10/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 1/10/13 | Mark Fainaru-Wada, Jim Avila and Steve Fainaru
    SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded. Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN in an exclusive interview they were informed last week that Seau's brain had tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression.
  • Feds fund $100,000 video game featuring female climate change 'superhero'

    01/10/2013 12:05:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    washington examiner ^ | january 10, 2013 | paul bedard
    A new video game featuring a black alien female superhero delivered to Earth to fight global warming is about to hit the market thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Obama administration. The National Endowment for the Arts is funding the Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga.'s multi-episode game called "HERadventure." In the grant announcement made last year, the NEA said the story "focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate changes caused by social issues impacting women and girls." The game is set to debut on March 8 on...
  • Man, 19, hospitalized after stabbing at Waianae High [Hawaii]

    01/10/2013 11:56:29 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    KITV ^ | January 4, 2013 | Unnamed
    Waianae, Hawaii - Emergency Medical Services officials say a 19-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition after a stabbing at Waianae High School Friday. Honolulu police responded just before 12:30 p.m. The Department of Education says two students, both 19-year-old men, got into an altercation during class time right before lunch.  They were outside near the basketball court. The suspect stabbed the victim with a pocketknife, according to the DOE.  The victim suffered lacerations and taken to Queen's Medical Center.
  • When Do Too Many Mass Murder Shootings Defy Probability and Bring Out the Conspiracy Theorists?

    01/10/2013 11:56:19 AM PST · by xzins · 55 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 10 Jan 13 | Xzins
    I remember on September 11, 2001 getting ready for work and hearing on Fox, which I kept on almost all the time, that a plane had flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I began watching the coverage, and I saw with my own eyes the 2nd plane fly into the 2nd tower. Although not an intel analyst, nor the son of one, I immediately said to myself that this was no coincidence, that it was a coordinated effort. I didn't need the Pentagon plane or Flight 93 crashing in a Pennsylvania field to do more...
  • The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions

    01/10/2013 11:55:45 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 66 replies
    Sott.net ^ | January 7, 2013 | Joe Quinn and Niall Bradley
    When 20 children and 6 adults were murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre we, like most other people, were shocked and horrified at what appeared to be an act of senseless brutality. When a person experiences the tragic and untimely loss of a loved one, particularly in unusual or apparently inexplicable circumstances, the initial intense feelings of grief usually give way to a desire to understand HOW and WHY the tragedy occurred, in an effort to make sense of it and achieve some kind of 'closure'. This is a very normal and natural human reaction. We have an...
  • Shale playground in W. Texas

    01/10/2013 11:44:06 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jennifer Hiller
    The Eagle Ford Shale play is still in its early stages, with landmen continuing to hunt for mineral rights across South Texas and no one really knowing how much oil is out there. But if the Eagle Ford seems big, get ready for what’s happening in West Texas, where oil and gas production is ramping up in shale layers such as the Wolfcamp in and around Midland. “They’re getting thousands and thousands of feet of pay zone,” said Ken Morgan, director of the Texas Christian University Energy Institute, who spoke Wednesday at Palo Alto College. “It’s like the Eagle Ford...
  • No Guns in the Library: Curbing the Second Amendment in the Stacks(barf alert

    01/10/2013 11:39:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    libraryjournal.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    Last month, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals declared Illinois’s ban on carrying a weapon in public unconstitutional, leaving the District of Columbia as the only place in the country that does not allow the concealed carry of firearms by civilians (and D.C. is being sued to allow this). The morally purblind pro-gun lobbyists have been so successful in saturating our society with firearms—from national parks to Amtrak trains—that public libraries across the country are also finding themselves having to grapple with Second Amendment radicals. For example, the Boulder Public Library, until November, had a policy that read: “No...
  • Joy Tiz Interviews Dave Bego Live!

    Joy Tiz interviews Dave Bego, author of The Devil is at Our Doorstep, a true David vs Goliath story. Andy Stern and the SEIU tried to take over Dave's small business, harassing his familiy and employees. Dave pushed back and he won! Here his remarkable story today at 2 pm PST.
  • The War Arrow

    01/10/2013 11:36:44 AM PST · by fattigermaster · 6 replies
    Me | Today | fattigermaster
    When last I read a sword and sorcery fantasy novel about human warriors trying to save the world against the onslaught of darkness, instead of dark elves, goblins and orcs I couldn’t help but visualize the humans defending against socialists, LGBTers and OWSers. They are the antagonists of our current national tale. And like the fantasy novels, they may have been born to be wholesome beings but their souls and even their appearances have been warped by the power of corrupting evil. I mean, not just what they say and do, but look at them. There’s a difference between just...
  • Dolphin Stampede Overtakes Whale Watching Boat

    01/10/2013 11:36:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 6, 2013
    Remarkable....Published on Jan 6, 2013 (949) 488-2828 or http://www.dolphinsafari.com for reservations and information. A huge pod of about 1,000 Common Dolphins stampeded off the coast of Dana Point, California, like a herd of wild horses. This has happened twice recently though it is very rare. The line of wild dolphins could be seen from miles away churning up the water and, to the delight of whale watching passengers and crew aboard Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, the dolphins turned and stampeded directly over to the boat. Often this unusual behavior happens without warning and without any observable cause, as...
  • Court Says Kidnapping Not Serious Enough to Warrant Deportation

    01/10/2013 11:34:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2013
    In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S. federal appellate court has spared an illegal immigrant convicted of kidnapping from deportation ruling that it’s not necessarily a crime of moral turpitude. The decision, issued this week by the famously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rambles on for 27 pages and is almost comical. “This undoubtedly appears to be a difficult question at first glance,” it reads. “Kidnapping is a serious crime, and our instincts may be that it would meet the moral turpitude definition. Even for serious offenses, we must look to the specific elements of the...
  • Carney: 'Deficit Reduction Is Not a Worthy Goal'

    01/10/2013 11:33:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Carney: 'Deficit Reduction Is Not a Worthy Goal' Daniel Halper January 10, 2013 10:55 AM White House spokesman Jay Carney said yesterday that "deficit reduction is not a worthy goal onto itself": "Most importantly because deficit reduction is not a worthy goal onto itself," said Carney, talking about government spending. "This is all about making our economy stronger, making it more productive and allowing it to create even more jobs. That is the most important thing when it comes to economic policy as far as the President is concerned." U.S. debt is estimated to be $16,432,659,028,067.50.
  • Is An Executive Order a Law that Must be Obeyed?

    01/10/2013 11:32:05 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 35 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 10, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    There’s talk that President Obama will ignore Congress and issue Executive Orders to implement new gun regulations over against the clear reading of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Is an Executive Order a law? Will we be obligated to obey it? Executive Orders have a long history. Republicans and Democrats have issued them. Only a few of them have been overturned by the courts. Neither Republicans nor Democrats do much about Executive Orders they don’t like since both parties issue them. This is how the Washington game is played. Republicans and Democrats like Executive Orders on difficult issues because...
  • Paul’s Mideast tour fuels talk of 2016 White House run

    01/10/2013 11:30:07 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Ralph Z. Hallow
    GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel — Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t explicitly deny his eight-day visit to the Holy Land represents the launch of a 2016 Republican presidential nomination run. “I consider it as more an effort to become part of an international stage,” the freshman Kentucky Republican said. But at least some of the 40 evangelical Protestant leaders traveling with Mr. Paul think otherwise. “This trip to meet with Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians is absolutely the first step in his 2016 White House campaign,” said David Lane, evangelical political organizer and president of the Los Angeles-based Pastors and Pews. Mr. Paul joined...
  • CES? DGAF! Bill Clinton Turns Samsung Speech Into Cry for Gun Control

    01/10/2013 11:29:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Beta Beat ^ | January 9, 2013 | Kelly Faircloth
    Just when you thought CES couldn’t get any randomer than Qualcomm’s “Generation Mobile” atrocity, guess who showed up? Bill Clinton, who stopped by to speak in the middle of Samsung president Stephen Woo’s presentation. Not only that, but according to CNET’s liveblog, in the midst of his remarks he digressed and started talking about gun control. The man used to be the leader of the free world; you really thought he’d get on stage at a trade show and stick to the subject? Child, please. Mr. Clinton’s appearance seemed a little random, but his philanthropic work involves attempts to close...
  • You Didn't Build That

    01/10/2013 11:28:11 AM PST · by rhema · 5 replies
    Common Sense for a Senseless World ^ | JANUARY 9, 2013 | Don Kriefall
    When President Obama addressed a crowd in Ohio during his election campaign this fall, he ventured off the teleprompter and spoke from his heart. Driving another wedge into his strategy of promoting class warfare, he admonished those who have been successful in business, stating that “You didn’t build that.” The President further stated that without the help of government provided infrastructure that included teachers, road building, and workers, their success would not have been possible. Obviously, the president truly believes that without government, nothing is possible. Obama’s true ideology was revealed in that moment of candor, exposing his belief that...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/10/2013 11:25:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.