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  • CEO Who Threatened to ‘Start Killing People’ Over Gun Control Has Handgun Permit Suspended

    01/12/2013 9:58:34 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-11-13 | Jason Howerton
    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has suspended the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a firearms and tactical training company, who recently said he would “start killing people” if the Obama administration attempted to enact gun control through executive action. In a statement released on Friday, state officials said they suspended Yeager’s permit based on “material likelihood of risk of harm to the public,” WTVF-TV reports. The video of Yeager furiously denouncing the Obama administration and threatening violent action over gun control went viral on Thursday. “The number one priority for our department...
  • Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

    01/12/2013 9:55:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    CNET ^ | January 12, 2013 | Charles Cooper
    Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday. The news was first reported by the MIT newspaper The Tech, citing both his uncle and his attorney. Swartz was 26.
  • COLUMN — Can Chris Christie save the GOP?. [In USSR, BARF BUCKET HURLS INTO YOU!]

    01/12/2013 9:53:07 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 27 replies
    Holland Sentinel ^ | Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 04:23 AM | By Dana millbank
    Washington, D.C. — A pair of polls out this week shows the dire state the Republican Party finds itself in — and a way out of the wilderness, should Republicans choose to take it. Poll No. 1: Rasmussen Reports found that views of the tea party — the wing of Republicanism that dominates party primaries and therefore the congressional Republican caucuses — at a new low. Only 8 percent of likely voters considered themselves tea-party members, down from 24 percent in 2010. According to Rasmussen (which tends to have a pro-Republican bias), unfavorable views of the movement topped favorable views,...
  • Alex Jones Responds to ‘Despicable’ Glenn Beck, Has Another Screaming Fit on HuffPost Live

    01/12/2013 9:53:00 AM PST · by Mozilla · 108 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-11-13 | Jason Howerton
    Radio host and noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones responded to Glenn Beck’s criticisms on HuffPost Live Friday, saying he is a “despicable person” like Piers Morgan who thinks his audience is “stupid” and has no ideological consistency. With his sights set on Beck, Jones argued that he had promoted torture and “taken all the stuff” he has written and “neo-con’d it” only to release it later under his name. “So he’s mad that I’m getting on hundreds of stations. He’s mad I’m getting attention. I’m not here trying to be numero uno like Glenn Beck; I’m here trying to save...
  • Duke rejects application of Blair Holliday to return as student.

    01/12/2013 9:51:03 AM PST · by abb · 15 replies
    DukeCheck.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Duke Check
    Blair Holliday ’15, the promising wide receiver for Duke football who was in a near-fatal water ski accident last July 4th and who has made a miraculous recovery, has hit a brutal, unexpected bump: DukeCheck has learned that Duke University rejected his application to return this semester as a student. Before the accident, Holliday maintained a 3.75 grade point average, majoring in psychology. His doctors had cleared him to return. Beyond that, Holliday had an invitation from Head Coach David Cutcliffe and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick – great supporters during Holliday’s recovery period — to return to the football...
  • Biden seeks game industry input on gun violence

    01/12/2013 9:47:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 11 January 2013 11:00 | Peter Scott
    Don’t worry, DC has it covered In another futile attempt to curb gun violence in the Land of the Free, US Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas. That will give you an idea of how much crap the government has on the shelf. Biden will meet with gaming industry representatives on Friday, as he explores cultural factors that supposedly contribute to violent behavior. Biden already met with other entertainment industry representatives earlier this week and he is expected to present his recommendations to President Barack Obama next week. Although many techies...
  • Glenn Beck Rips Apart ‘Madman’ Alex Jones For ‘Crazy’ Piers Morgan Rant

    01/12/2013 9:47:01 AM PST · by Mozilla · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1-8-13 | Matt Wilstein
    Glenn Beck spent the first fifteen minutes of his radio show today discrediting rival conservative host Alex Jones after his epic showdown last night with Piers Morgan. Beck explains, “Piers Morgan is trying to have gun control. He is trying to make everybody who has guns and who believes in the Second Amendment to be a deterrent to an out of control government look like a madman. So now he immediately books the madman and makes him look like a conservative. He’s not a conservative.” Of course, Beck didn’t save all of his animosity for Jones, happily dishing it out...
  • Vanity: Was Mary "assumed into heaven? Catholic Dogma and Scripture

    01/12/2013 9:45:29 AM PST · by count-your-change · 116 replies
    Although once considered a binding "probable opinion" by the Catholic church, in 1950 the belief that the virgin Mary war taken into heaven "body and soul" was declared dogma for Catholic believers. As the Catholic Encyclopedia notes in agreement with the Catechism of the Catholic church: (Today, the belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is universal in the East and in the West; according to Benedict XIV (De Festis B.V.M., I, viii, 18) it is a probable opinion, which to deny were impious and blasphemous.) (Note: By promulgating the Bull Munificentissimus Deus, 1 November, 1950, Pope Pius XII declared...
  • Microsoft plans big things for Xbox

    01/12/2013 9:38:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 11 January 2013 10:55 | Nick Farrell
    Hires SlingBox’s Blake Krikorian Microsoft appears to have big plans for its Xbox after hiring of technology entrepreneur Blake Krikorian. Krikorian will be corporate vice president for the Interactive Entertainment Business, reporting to Marc Whitten, chief product officer for the division. The appointment follows Microsoft's recent acquisition of Krikorian's company, id8 Group R2 Studios, which had developed an application that allows users to control home heating and lighting systems from smartphones. It would mean that Redmond is going to have a shot at transforming the  Xbox from a gaming device into a broader service that controls most aspects of home...
  • Glenn Beck’s Dream of Building an Entire City-Theme Park Hybrid Called ‘Independence, USA’

    01/12/2013 9:38:13 AM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-11-13 | Tiffany Gabbay/Jason Howerton
    Those familiar with Ayn Rand’s famed novel, Atlas Shrugged, knows the question: “Who is John Galt?” The answer comes at the end of the popular novel and reveals that Galt is simply (or actually, not so simply) a creator. A philosopher. An inventor. Someone who, as Glenn Beck explained in his studio Thursday evening, refused to live under the oppression of an all-powerful government bent on tamping down the very incentives that give great minds a chance to flourish. Galt railed against the collectivist system and believed that only through freedom could people tap into their divine potential to become...
  • Blame Traded after Failed (Catholic) Church Abuse (Pedophilia) Probe (Germany)

    01/12/2013 9:36:18 AM PST · by Renfield · 5 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 1-10-2013 | Mary Beth Warner and Kristen Allen
    The German Catholic Church called off an independent review of allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks this week. The head of the investigation accused the Church of censorship. On Thursday, the two sides traded blame as German commentators largely mourned the end of the examination. Representatives of the German Catholic Church and independent investigators traded blame Thursday after an agreement to have an independent examination of sexual abuse in the Church broke down earlier this week. The Church's Bishops' Conference called off the investigation -- agreed to in 2011 after a nationwide abuse scandal the year before -- citing...
  • Happy Friday! Media Rattled By Coming Layoffs at the NYT

    01/12/2013 9:35:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    ace of spades ^ | january 11, 2013
    The basics are as the headline suggests: Even some senior editors at the Times are rumored to be on the chopping block in an effort to cut costs, and the rest of the media is worried, because the Times already slashed staff in 2009 and so was thought to be relatively trim. The Times has already announced up to 30 layoffs, if it couldn't secure that many voluntary separations through buy-outs, but only a few people have taken that offer. So as of January 24th come the involuntary layoffs. The Times says this is all perfectly normal.
  • Psychiatrist: Antidepressants Cause Suicidal Behavior

    01/12/2013 9:34:04 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 47 replies
    Since I first began working as a medical expert in product liability cases way back in the early 1990s, I’ve spent innumerable hours culling the sealed data contained within the files of companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly. Among other things, I long ago found evidence that Paxil and Prozac cause suicidality in adults. These discoveries then led to settlements in product liability suits brought against the two companies brought by surviving family members. I’ve also communicated my conclusions in books like Talking Back to Prozac and the Antidepressant Fact Book and in scientific articles but the primary data until...
  • Grassley on the Treasury Secretary Nomination

    01/12/2013 9:32:04 AM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 3 replies
    Senator Charles Grassley ^ | Jan 10, 2013 | Senator Charles Grassley
    Grassley on the Treasury Secretary Nomination M E M O R A N D U M To: Reporters and Editors Re: Nomination of Treasury secretary Da: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the President’s nomination of Jacob Lew as Treasury secretary. Grassley is a senior member and former chairman and ranking member of the Finance Committee, which will consider the nomination. “I intend to reserve judgment on the nomination until the vetting process is completed. The Finance Committee has a tradition of thoroughly vetting nominees, and the process works. The Treasury...
  • On TCM Tuesday: Ronald Reagan in "Girls On Probation"

    01/12/2013 9:31:59 AM PST · by opineapple
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 07:00 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Jane Bryan, Anthony Averill A lawyer falls for a shopgirl whose co-worker gets her into trouble with the law. Drama, Mystery/Crime 1938 Girls On Probation, TCM
  • Freep a Poll (ban high-capacity magazines?)

    01/12/2013 9:31:40 AM PST · by Tigercap · 47 replies
    Holland Sentinel (MI) ^ | 1/12/2013 | Holland Sentinel
    Should the government ban high-capacity ammunition magazines?
  • Obama's Congressional puppets give him the green light to defy debt limit law

    01/12/2013 9:31:15 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | january 12, 2013 | rick moran
    How would you describe Democrats in Congress who are urging the president to ignore the law and up the limit on government borrowing by executive fiat? The party and ideology that passed the War Powers Act because they felt the executive had overstepped his authority in waging war, now proposes to lay down and grovel before the president, unilaterally giving up their prerogatives as co-equal partners in government. It is sickening to watch.
  • Air pollution in Beijing reaches 'health hazard' levels (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    01/12/2013 9:29:45 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    A woman wearing a mask crosses a road during severe pollution in Beijing on January 12, 2013 Air pollution in the Chinese capital has hit dangerous marks, reaching beyond the permissible level of pollution on the local environmental center’s scale. Beijing residents are recommended to stay indoors by local authorities.
  • Hannity foresees states leaving union

    01/12/2013 9:25:17 AM PST · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-11-13 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker and Fox News host Sean Hannity warned that the United States may fall apart if tax rates remain high. “The states are now fighting and battling against their own federal government,” Hannity said. ”Same thing with individuals. If you live in a state like New York, New Jersey, California [or] one of these high-tax states [where] 60-plus cents of every dollar goes to taxes, you’ll say, ‘What the hell am I doing this for?’” “A lot of people have told me that,” Hannity continued. “A lot of people are moving. … I noticed...
  • Radio host Michael Savage calls for 'Nationalist' third party to challenge GOP

    01/12/2013 9:25:08 AM PST · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 1-11-13 | Geoff Herbert
    Conservative radio host Michael Savage spoke out against Republicans and Democrats alike on Sunday for pulling a "charade" on the American people, and called for a third political party. "We need a Nationalist party in the United States of America," Savage said on WABC's "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio," according to WND. The third-most widely heard talk show host, behind only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity in ratings, explained a new, third "Nationalist" party could focus on "borders, language and culture." "There is no Republican Party," Savage told talk show host Aaron Klein. "It's an appendage of the Democrat machine, as...