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  • Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

    01/11/2013 4:50:37 AM PST · by Renfield · 19 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-4-2013
    ......As analyst Chris Krueger from Guggenheim Securities’ Washington Research Group explains to the American Enterprise Institute, “There are limits on how much paper money the U.S. can circulate and rules that govern coinage on gold, silver and copper. BUT, the Treasury has broad discretion on coins made from platinum.” “Although the Treasury can't just create money out of thin air to pay its bills, there is a technicality in the law that says the Treasury has special discretion to create platinum coins of any denomination, and the thinking is that [Secretary of the Treasury] Tim Geithner could make the coin...
  • Decades Before Chavez Dies

    01/11/2013 4:50:01 AM PST · by nyds · 1 replies
    New York Daily Sun ^ | 11/01/13 | Dominic Whiteman
    The failure of the sick President-elect of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to show up yesterday for his necessary swearing in as the nation’s President at Venezuela’s Supreme Court was emblematic of a man who has cared little for law or procedure whilst ruling Venezuela as a dictator for over a decade now.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, January 11, 2013 - Carom

    01/11/2013 4:48:52 AM PST · by tioga · 99 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. CaromVerbv. caromed, caroming, caroms v.intr. 1. To collide and rebound; glance: The car caromed off the guardrail into the ditch. 2. To make a carom, as in billiards. v.tr. To cause to carom. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post...
  • The handwriting on the wall--in praise of Jack Lew's signature [Ignoring Lew's Partisanship]

    01/11/2013 4:47:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/10/13 | Alexandra Petri
    Jack Lew, President Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, has by far the greatest signature of any public official.... Jack Lew’s signature is such that if he had put it on the Declaration of Independence and the revolution had gone badly, he would have escaped just fine. There is no risk involved. He might have felt pangs of conscience as a stranger named “OOOOOOOO” was strung up in his place. But there is no chance of tracing it to him. But what does it say?That is not how you spell “Jack Lew.” Is it an alias?Is there some message in all...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 11, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/11/2013 4:46:07 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/11/13 | Joel Osteen
    Honor the Lord with Your Body Today's Scripture “You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:20, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Scripture says that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are to honor the Lord with our bodies. How do you do that? You take care of it. You respect it. You treat it as valuable. You use your body to bring Him glory. When you stand strong against temptation, you are honoring the Lord with your body. When you take care of yourself by...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 11, 2013]

    01/11/2013 4:45:19 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    What My Obedience to God Costs Other People "As they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon . . . , and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus" —Luke 23:26 If we obey God, it is going to cost other people more than it costs us, and that is where the pain begins. If we are in love with our Lord, obedience does not cost us anything— it is a delight. But to those who do not love Him, our obedience does cost a great deal. If we...
  • Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's alleged forged documents (Photos)

    01/11/2013 4:44:07 AM PST · by voicereason · 181 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan 10, 2012 | Marc Dumon
    On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court scheduled a birther case brought on by Orly Taitz which calls into question Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to be president of the United States. Dr. Taitz, a lawyer from Santa Margarita, Calif., also made the announcement on her website on Jan. 9. As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the high court's decision to review Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to hold political office in the United States or any of its territories. The case is identified as...
  • The Realities And Dangers Of Gun Control

    01/11/2013 4:43:55 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/11/13 | LD Jackson
    If there is one thing that can be counted on, without fail, it is how liberals react to crisis. Their favorite response to any tragedy is to enact more legislation. That stems from the misguided belief that all things good must come from the government. Therefore, it stands to reason, at least to them, that legislation has to be passed to prevent said tragedy from happening again. Thus it was after the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CN. It would be hard to count the legislation that has been proposed to make sure another Sandy Hook...
  • It’s Not Just Your Guns; It’s America We’re Losing

    01/11/2013 4:42:09 AM PST · by IbJensen · 56 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | January 9, 2013 | Tim Young
    This might come as a surprise to a lot of you, but I’m not a gun person… never have been, never will be. And you can stop reading right there and be angry, but you know better… so read on. The one thing that I have always been and always will be, is a freedom person. I believe in all of the freedoms and liberties given to us by the Bill of Rights… something that very few Americans currently understand. One group of people who completely understand our rights are the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the...
  • Crime and Disarmament

    01/11/2013 4:41:44 AM PST · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Washington D.C., the office of the Honorable Joseph Biden was busy phoning up everyone from Mothers Against Pointy Things to the Gay Communist Gun Club of America to Wal-Mart to invite them down for a serious no-holds-barred discussion about doing to the Bill of Rights what his boss had done to the economy. Meanwhile over in Chicago, the 13th corpse was being scraped off the sidewalk. In just nine days, Obama's hometown, one of them anyway, was already 15% ahead of last year's whopping murder rate. East of Second City, in the city that would be Chicago if it...
  • RED ARMY RINGS GEORGIEVSK, RAIL JUNCTION IN CAUCASUS; PUSHES ON EAST OF ROSTOV (1/11/43)

    01/11/2013 4:37:58 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/11/43 | Drew Middleton, Robert P. Post, F. Tillman Durdin, Brooks Atkinson, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Penn State Student Affairs: The 'Worrisome' Veteran (Video smears veterans as crazy violent types)

    01/11/2013 4:37:05 AM PST · by TSgt · 17 replies
    Penn State Student Affairs ^ | Mar 1, 2009 | Penn State Student Affairs
    LINK: Penn State Student Affairs: The 'Worrisome' Veteran Penn State University's Office of Student Affairs, in partnership with President Graham Spanier, produced this vignette on "worrisome student behaviors" featuring a stereotypical "aggressive" veteran who threatens his professors. Faculty and administrators again prove they care more about poisonous "progressivism" than intellectual pluralism. This video was originally online @ http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/caps/wsb/index.html. Penn State removed the video from the website on Fri., Feb. 27, but left the others online -- all but declaring their awareness of its inappropriateness. http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/psucrs/
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    01/11/2013 4:24:19 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 127 replies
    1-11-13 | Lucky9teen
    A guy cruises thru a stop sign and gets pulled over by a local policeman. Guy hands the cop his driver’s license, insurance verification, plus his concealed carry permit. “Okay, Mr. Smith,” the cop says. “I see your CCW permit. Are you carrying today?” “Yes, I am.” “Well then, better tell me what you got.” Smith says, “Well, I got a .357 revolver in my inside coat pocket. There’s a 9mm semi-auto in the glove box. And, I’ve got a .22 magnum derringer in my right boot.” “Okay,” the cop says. “Anything else?” “Yeah, back in the trunk, there’s...
  • Where Does The Hatred Of Constitutionalism Come From?

    01/11/2013 4:21:10 AM PST · by listenhillary · 66 replies
    The Constitution of the United States is an undeniably powerful document. So powerful in fact, that it took establishment elitists with aspirations of globalized governance over a century to diminish the American people’s connection to it. It’s been a long time coming, but in the new millennium, there is now indeed a subsection of the masses that not only have no relationship to our founding roots, they actually despise those of us who do! There are a number of reasons for this dangerous development in our culture: A public school system that rarely if ever teaches children about the revolution,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem91/11/13)[Prayer]

    01/11/2013 4:15:07 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/11/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures The Living GodDaniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?"
  • U.S. attack submarine strikes vessel in Gulf

    01/11/2013 4:06:57 AM PST · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | 1-10-13 | Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Lisa Shumaker
    A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine's periscopes but injuring no one, a Navy official said on the condition of anonymity. The Navy's Fifth Fleet said in a statement the vessel appeared unaware of the incident, adding it "continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgment of a collision." The USS Jacksonville, a Los Angeles-class, nuclear-powered submarine, did not appear to suffer further damage, the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said. "The reactor remains in...
  • CT State Senator Proposes Bill To Limit Gun's To Single Shot Weapons (Back To Flintlocks)

    01/11/2013 3:21:43 AM PST · by raybbr · 73 replies
    General Assembly   Proposed Bill No. 122   January Session, 2013   LCO No. 543     Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY   Introduced by:   SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.   AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON GUN USE. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: That the general statutes be amended to establish a class C felony offense, except for certain military and law enforcement personnel and certain gun clubs, for (1) any person or organization to purchase, sell, donate, transport, possess or use any gun except one made to fire a single...
  • Today's Toons 1/11/13

    01/11/2013 3:16:16 AM PST · by pookie18 · 19 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/11/13 | pookie18
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  • Bone-chilling 911 Audio of Georgia Women Shooting Home Invader (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    01/11/2013 3:13:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1/10/13 | Chris Callahan
    One of the most heart raising 911 calls we have ever heard. Donnie Herman of Loganville, GA made a call into 911 from Atlanta while he was on another phone with his wife back home in Loganville with their two children while their home was being broken into.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies

    01/11/2013 3:10:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | January 11, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How do clusters of galaxies form and evolve? To help find out, astronomers continue to study the second closest cluster of galaxies to Earth: the Fornax cluster, named for the southern constellation toward which most of its galaxies can be found. Although almost 20 times more distant than our neighboring Andromeda galaxy, Fornax is only about 10 percent further that the better known and more populated Virgo cluster of galaxies. Fornax has a well-defined central region that contains many galaxies, but is still evolving. It has other galaxy groupings that appear distinct and have yet to merge. Seen here,...
  • The Hagel Pick Telegraphs Weakness

    01/11/2013 2:48:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. President Obama’s choice of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for Sec. of Defense is a dangerous choice that telegraphs weakness toward Iran. In the Senate, Mr. Hagel compiled a worrisome record toward the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. It is Iran that backs Hezbollah in Lebanon. We haven’t heard much about the Cedar Revolution in that war-torn country. That’s because Hezbollah murdered the democratic leaders for reform. Iran is behind Hamas in Gaza. Hamas defeated the corrupt regime of Mahmoud Abbas in elections in Gaza that soon degenerated into civil war....
  • British troops retiring their Hi-Powers, getting Glocks

    01/11/2013 2:47:11 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1/09/13 | Max Slowik
    British troops serving in Afghanistan will soon be issued a new sidearm, the Glock 17. The Glocks will replace the L9A1s—Browning Hi-Powers with an ambidextrous safety—in service that have been standard-issue for about 50 years. The decision follows more than two years of evaluating the Glock for service, and calls for 25,000 Glock 17s to fill the Ł8.5 ($13.6) million contract. Some troops have been issued SIG P226 pistols to replace their aging Hi-Powers as a stop-gap measure, but it’s the Austrian pistol that has won the hearts and minds at the British Ministry of Defense.
  • DOING THE RESEARCH THE NEW YORK TIMES WON'T DO [Ann Coulter Exposes Gun Control Fraud]

    01/11/2013 2:44:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Anncoulter.com ^ | 1/9/13 | Ann Coulter
    In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times. There is an academic, peer-reviewed, long-term study of the effect of various public policies on public, multiple shootings in all 50 states over a 20-year period...It concluded that the only policy to reduce the incidence of, and casualties from, mass shootings are...
  • Confessions of a Bad Woman

    01/11/2013 2:35:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townnhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mona Charen
    I suppose I'm a bad woman -- by today's standards that is. For some reason, I take absolutely no pride in the accomplishments of women per se. I am utterly uninspired by first women astronauts or Secretaries of State. It is of no consequence to me what percentage of the United States Senate or House of Representatives shares my chromosomes. I don't wait with gnawing impatience for America to pass the milestone of needing a fellow to fill the post of First Gentleman. This is not to say that I resent or disparage female accomplishment. I admire excellence wherever...
  • New York City To Restrict Prescription Painkillers In Public Hospital's Emergency Rooms

    01/11/2013 2:25:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | January 11,2013 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
  • Rubbing Our Noses in His Victory and Radicalism

    01/11/2013 2:20:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Hey, folks, remember the good old days when candidate Barack Obama at least pretended to be bipartisan and conciliatory? Now it's as if he's on a mission to prove he was faking it. Obama is behaving like a bitter ex-spouse who knows all our hot buttons and delights in pushing them. He is governing by crisis, fear, alienation, cronyism and anti-constitutional fiat. He is openly flaunting his militant radicalism, as if he's trying to provoke us -- and his second term hasn't even begun. He is horrifying all Americans who have the slightest concern about our deficits and debt, refusing...
  • Ben Shapiro SHREDS Pompous Redcoat Oppressor Piers Morgan

    01/11/2013 2:08:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Droll, predictable foreign-threat-to-the-Constitution Piers Morgan showed us all once again last night just why he really ought to be put on the next boat to Blighty when he dismissed America's precious founding document as 'your little book' to conservative author Ben Shapiro- that's when the Breitbart Editor-at-Large really let clown boy have it. If you've got 14 minutes sometime this morning- you've GOT to watch this: [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican... ____________________________________ Gateway Pundit   The Telegraph   Sipsey St Irregulars
  • 24 Million Martyrs

    01/11/2013 2:06:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | John Ransom
    I wish Obama and the Democrats could be as passionate about jobs as they are about, say, the contents of Happy Meals. Or the dust from cement factories. Or the habitat of the red-cockaded woodpecker. While the wizard of DC remains a master of illusion and delusion, focusing everyone’s attention on the man behind the curtain- and his 20 Little Martyrs- the jobless recovery now enters its fifth year with no signs that hiring will be picking up soon.So instead of worrying about the peckers, I wonder about the 12 million martyrs who remain unemployed. And the 3.6 million martyrs...
  • Biden's Faulty Lifeguard Logic

    01/11/2013 1:37:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking," Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do. "There are executive orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the Cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required." Biden insisted that it is a moral imperative for the White House to do something: "It's critically important...
  • Obamas Assault Rifle Aimed at the Congress' and the Senate's Head

    01/11/2013 1:36:11 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 104 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | Jan 14, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Joe Biden and Barack Obama have an assault rifle with a 30 round magazine pointed at the temples of Congress, the Senate, and America. They have decided that, to achieve the same gun control that only twenty years ago required the consent of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, all they need to do is issue some Imperial Decrees. This Emperor Obama has decided to simply NOT CONSULT and NOT INVOLVE both of the Houses of government, the House of Congress and the Senate, and unilaterally impose rules that only 20 years ago required consent of both of...
  • Russia: Putin Activates Anti-American PR Campaign

    01/11/2013 1:25:48 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 1/10/2013 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Moscow politics were dominated last month by the angry reaction of Russian officials to the Magnitsky Act. Adopted by the United States Congress in mid-December, this legislation bars US entry to Russians accused of involvement in the death in custody of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and other alleged rights abuses as well as freezes any assets they may have. Initially the authorities promised to draw up a similar list of undesirable Americans, but during the passage of the bill in the Duma, additional clauses were added, banning Americans from adopting Russian children and outlawing human rights organizations that receive any...
  • What is the Future of Conservatism?

    01/11/2013 1:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians – the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 – and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism – or the GOP, for that matter – is in crisis....
  • You Can't Call a Pretty Girl Pretty; What Kind of Country Are We Becoming?

    01/11/2013 1:19:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mark Davis
    Before examining the ridiculous controversy stemming from Monday night’s college football championship broadcast, let us stipulate that there are more urgent and scary ways to describe the current changes in America. We are becoming a culture of dependency. We are becoming a neo-socialist experiment. We are becoming a dumbed-down nation unappreciative of its founders. We are losing touch with the Constitution and the very concept of liberty. I do not argue that today’s essay is our most pressing problem. But as scores of fine writers address the various angles of our republic’s dangle from a precarious thread, I thought...
  • EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

    01/11/2013 12:59:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they're doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where's the compassion for taxpayers? You see the signs everywhere: "We accept EBT." Fast-food restaurants do. Clothing retailers do. Auto repair shops, liquor stores and even sushi joints are joining the club. "EBT" stands for the federal government's electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps...
  • Rebels with Cause

    01/11/2013 12:57:10 AM PST · by lentulusgracchus
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | ELI LEHRER
    NBC's Revolution (Mondays, 10 p.m. ET/PT) features swordfights, gun-fights, and crossbow fights, chases on horseback, chases on trains, and chases on foot. .... the show’s politics can plausibly be interpreted as Hollywood’s stereotype of a Tea Party worldview ...The show manages a degree of sophistication without ever becoming obscure. On one hand, it’s clear that Monroe and Neville are baddies, that Miles is an honorable rogue in the mode of Han Solo, and that the crossbow-wielding Charlie is a retread of the Hunger Games’s Katniss Everdeen. On the other hand, flashbacks to before and just after the blackout show the...
  • The Truth About Law Enforcement & Gun Violence Prevention

    01/10/2013 11:39:42 PM PST · by rmlew · 7 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Washington D.C., the office of the Honorable Joseph Biden was busy phoning up everyone from Mothers Against Pointy Things to the Gay Communist Gun Club of America to Wal-Mart to invite them down for a serious no-holds-barred discussion about doing to the Bill of Rights what his boss had done to the economy.Meanwhile over in Chicago, the latest corpse was being scraped off the sidewalk. In just nine days, Obama’s hometown was already 15% ahead of last year’s whopping murder rate. In New York, one of the city’s liberal judges gave civil rights activists a late Christmas present with...
  • Do we need greater gun control?: Jewish texts support right to bear arms as ethical obligation

    01/10/2013 11:37:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    J Weekly - Covering the SF Jewish Bay Area ^ | January 10, 2013 | Robert D. Altabet
    The tragic Newtown shooting has led to renewed calls for gun control by Conservative and Reform Jewish leaders, who have highlighted this as a religious issue (“As Jews, we must act against gun violence — now,” op-ed, Dec. 21). These emotional reactions are understandable, but their one-sided presentation of Jewish tradition fails to distinguish between the requirements of the real world and our hopes for the messianic age. Jewish tradition speaks both to defense preparation and the need for_training and safety with the best tools available, firearms, which are susceptible to misuse in the wrong hands. Exodus 13:10 tells us,...
  • Tough Path Seen by Obama on Ban of Assault Arms

    01/10/2013 11:10:34 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER
    While President Obama pledged to crack down on access to what he called “weapons of war” in the aftermath of last month’s schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable. As a task force led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. readies recommendations on reducing gun violence for delivery to the president next week, White House officials say a new ban will be an element of whatever final package is proposed. But given the...
  • As liberals propose more gun control, Google searches on ‘Hitler gun control’ spike

    01/10/2013 11:05:03 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013
    Journalists were startled yesterday when Matt Drudge used photos of Hitler and Stalin on his Drudge Report website to highlight a story about Obama possibly issuing an executive order to tackle the gun issue. But according to research on Google Trends, web users interest in the history of Hitler and gun control has spiked since Democrats began demanding more restrictions on high capacity magazines and semi-automatic weapons. In December the keywords “Hitler gun control” spiked to a 100 rating - the rating given to Google’s peak search volume since 2004. Search volume for the same terms for the month of...
  • Lopez: Limit size of ammo clips to stem gun violence

    01/10/2013 11:01:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    tucsonsentinel.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Chloe Brooks
    A Democratic state senator called Thursday for Arizona to ban ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds, saying they enable rampages like the ones in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., and her hometown of Tucson. “After Sandy Hook, we said that was enough,” Linda Lopez said. “Those 20 children who were killed there, that was the minority compared to the number of children who die every year because of gun violence.” At a news conference, Lopez said she also will propose legislation to require background checks for all gun sales and to repeal a state law requiring law enforcement to...
  • Printz v. United States

    01/10/2013 11:01:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Cornell University Law School ^ | June 27, 1997 | SCOTUS
    NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U.S. 321, 337. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES SyllabusPRINTZ, SHERIFF/CORONER, RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA v. UNITED STATES certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the ninth circuit No. 95-1478. Argued December 3, 1996 --...
  • Midwest Law Enforcement Leaders Share Ideas About Stopping Gun Violence

    01/10/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mark Saxenmeyer
    Law enforcement and local politicians from around our region sat down Thursday to talk about the sensitive issue of gun violence, or more importantly, how to stop it. The Summit to Combat Gun Violence was actually planned a year ago, but it couldn't have been more timely in light of the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called the gathering a "midwest discussion" that brings "midwest values" to a national debate. Held at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, those assembled were a who's who of Minnesota leadership. Also in attendance: their counterparts from Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri...
  • Piers Morgan: Most 'decent, civilized' Americans agree with me on gun control

    01/10/2013 10:54:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday said he believes most “decent, civilized” Americans share his view on the need for stricter gun control laws. Morgan stopped by CBS “This Morning” to discuss his show’s recent focus on gun control, as well as the connected petition to deport him from the country. The CNN host said the interviews he’s had recently with people such as Alex Jones — the gun advocate and creator of the “Deport Piers Morgan” petition — help keep the issue from fading from the public eye as has happened after past incidents of gun violence in the United...
  • Mexico's new ambassador to US says he's optimistic about new US guns laws helping cut violence

    01/10/2013 10:52:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    AP ^ | January 10, 2013
    Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora said Thursday that the mass shooting of school children in Newtown, Connecticut, last month had raised outrage to the point where previously unfeasible legal changes may be possible. .... Mexico says U.S. guns, particularly assault weapons, help fuel drug cartel-related violence south of the border. Medina Mora says he hopes the Newtown shooting will, in his words, "catalyze the necessary societal support for a change in the regulations that will be more favourable to the interests of our country."
  • Gingrey says he’s open to certain gun control measures (Georgia RINO)

    01/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jon Gillooly
    SMYRNA — U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) tackled such sensitive topics as gun reform, abortion and rape during the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast which took place Thursday at the Smyrna Community Center. Gingrey said he was open to considering certain gun control measures in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. “There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines even for someone who says, ‘look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even...
  • Americans are too smart for gun control: History of restriction is one of utter failure

    01/10/2013 9:58:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2013 | Dr. Michael S. Brown
    In the wake of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn., politicians and journalists who hate to see guns in the hands of ordinary citizens turned into a raving mob who sensed that victory over their enemies was near. Reality is now starting to set in. There are several reasons why we probably won’t see any new laws and certainly no laws that will prevent school attacks. The first reason is that the American people are now seeing the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the anti-gun lobby. For years, we have been promised that President Obama and his party would never...
  • In Debate with Breitbart's Shapiro, CNN's Piers Morgan Calls the Constitution 'Your Little Book'

    01/10/2013 9:49:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    “You come in here, brandish your little book as if I don’t know what’s in there--” “My little book? That’s the Constitution of the United States. It’s our founding document, Piers.” “I know what’s in your Constitution.” “Do you really?” That was the climax of a heated debate between Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro and CNN’s Piers Morgan on live television this evening--one in which Morgan came off much the worse for wear. Shapiro began by pointing out that for weeks, Morgan had bullied guests who defend the right to bear arms by "standing on the graves of the children...
  • In Libya: Why the Benghazi Investigation Is Going Nowhere

    01/10/2013 9:45:31 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    Time World ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Vivienne Walt
    Four months after a brutal assault on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi killed the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, politicians in Washington are still railing over how diplomats were left vulnerable to attack. Yet the political furor, which now threatens to hold up President Obama’s national-security nominations, stands in stark contrast to the response in Libya itself. There, Libyans say, the investigation is nonoperational, if not effectively dead, with witnesses too fearful to talk and key police officers targeted for violent retribution. “There is no Libyan investigation. No, no, no,” says Mohamed Buisier, a political activist in...
  • Let’s change the terminology in defending our gun rights

    01/10/2013 9:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 08 January 2013 | Tim Macy
    With the current attack on personal gun ownership and the Second Amendment, the radical Left has twisted the phrase “assault weapon” to try and take guns away from law-abiding Americans.Real assault rifles are used by modern infantrymen and are capable of firing in a fully-automatic mode. Yes, they are currently available to citizens -- but one must submit to a federal background check (which can take months), be photographed and fingerprinted, pay a tax of $200, and get a sign-off from the local chief of police or sheriff. Moreover, because of their limited supply, machineguns run in the thousands of...
  • (Video) What will Americans REALLY do if the Feds show up at their Doorstep?

    01/10/2013 9:33:43 PM PST · by publius321 · 43 replies
    "The Glenn Beck Show (IF Scott Was There)" Episode #1 Gun Confiscation...