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  • Court Bars Navy Vet From Gun Purchase Over 1968 Misdemeanor

    01/17/2013 10:40:20 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 12, 2013 | NewsMax
    A Navy veteran can be barred from owning a gun because of a 1968 misdemeanor conviction over a fistfight, a federal appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel in Washington upheld a lower-court ruling “which found ‘no constitutional impediment’ to including common-law misdemeanants” within the federal firearms ban. The lower court observed that “the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited,” U.S. Circuit Judge David Tatel wrote in Friday’s opinion. The federal ban applies to several categories of people, including fugitives, undocumented aliens, those who are judged mentally incompetent or those who have been convicted of felonies or certain...
  • Presidential Sophistry

    01/17/2013 10:38:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    libertylawsite.org ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Nicholas J. Johnson
    The President has held two news conferences in three days commenting on the coming wave of gun control initiatives. His presentation has been emotional and properly reflects the anguish that we all feel for the victims of gun crime. It also has been a dazzling display of sophistry. I say that because the President is smart. And if he were not smart, I would say that, so far as his gun ban proposals, his comments were a profound display of ignorance. Responding to the run on guns precipitated by the preliminary proposals floated by his team, the President said that...
  • Hotel Mama: Bad Economy Has Young Europeans at Home

    01/17/2013 10:36:33 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | January 15, 2013 – 03:31 PM
    Young Europeans in countries hit hardest by the Continent's economic crisis are finding it difficult to move out of their parents' home. Data shows that over 50 percent of those aged 25 to 34 in some countries have yet to move out. Most young adults are eager to leave home to start independent lives. But in those European countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest -- particularly in southern and eastern EU member states -- that appears to be a difficult move to make. In 2011, more that 50 percent of the 25- to 34-year-olds in Greece, Bulgaria, Slovakia...
  • Top 10 Fighter Jets Flyby Low Pass

    01/17/2013 10:32:03 AM PST · by rocky50 · 10 replies
    Great low pass flyby by Jets.
  • Anonymous likens Obama gun control policy to Hitler

    01/17/2013 10:24:29 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/2013 | Josh Peterson
    Hacktivist group Anonymous has now spoken out against President Barack Obama’s intentions to enact wider gun control in the U.S. In a 15-minute YouTube video, which first appeared on the social network two weeks ago, Anonymous criticized the Obama administration’s leveraging of violent gun crime to achieve its goal to control guns. “Throughout history, authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take people’s firearms and control their population,” said Anonymous. “This is exactly what Adolf Hitler did to disarm the German people and look at the atrocities his administration did. Obama has been working hard to try...
  • 60 percent of young Americans plan to purchase firearms, study reveals

    01/17/2013 10:19:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 16 January, 2013 | Scott Greer
    Sixty percent of high school and college students say they plan on owning guns at a later stage in life, an academic study from American University revealed on Monday. According to a brand new study, sixty percent of young Americans plan on purchasing firearms in the future. According to the study, about 40 percent of the American students surveyed said they definitely planned to own firearms once they had established their own households. Another 20 percent said they were “contemplating” owning guns. Those findings were part of a broader study conducted by American University professor Jennifer L. Lawless and Loyola...
  • Midday Market Minute: Gun Industry Thrives in Face of Ban Proposal

    01/17/2013 10:13:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gun stocks rose Wednesday, even as President Obama called on Congress to pass an assault weapon ban. The stock prices for Smith & Wesson Holding Co. (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR) rose about 4%. The stock for Sturm, Ruger has risen 13% in the month since the shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children and six educators dead. Retailers that specialize in guns have also done well. The stock price for Cabela's (CAB) surged 6% on Wednesday and has gained 20% over the last month. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) notched up slightly, and has...
  • Germany Repatriating Gold From NY, Paris 'In Case Of A Currency Crisis'

    01/17/2013 10:10:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 20 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 1/16/2013 @ 1:05PM
    Germany’s central bank will repatriate gold reserves held at the New York Fed and the Banque de France. Bundesbank officials acknowledged the move is “preemptive” in case a “currency crisis” hits the European Monetary Union. While the Bundesbank tried to minimize the importance of the move, repatriating gold is a clear indication of public loss of confidence on foreign central banks and the integrity of the monetary union. Over the past few years, Venezuela, Libya, and Iran have also repatriated their gold holdings. “No, we have no intention to sell gold,” a Bundesbank spokesman said on the phone Wednesday, “[the...
  • Wishing the POTUS a safe campaign trip (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 4 replies
    under the tinfoil hat | Jan 17, 2013 | me
    It dawns on me that once again, the elected resident of 1600 PA Ave. is off to the podia, leaving behind the budget, the debt, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, not for the golf course but to campaign. This time, though, it isn't so much for himself, as for the abrogation of a fundamental Civil Right enjoyed by millions of Americans, in a direct attack on them for the actions of a few (relatively speaking) madmen and criminals. However, I also recall dire warnings of false flag operations, and recalling the Reichstag Fire, and the waning emotional diatribes over children murdered...
  • Is the US government wildly understating the inflation rate? No, it isn’t

    01/17/2013 10:06:53 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 81 replies
    AEI ^ | January 17, 2013 | James Pethokoukis
    It’s hard to find much inflation in the US economy right now. As measured by the Labor Department’s consumer price index, prices increased by just 1.7% in 2012. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices, rose by 1.9%.Nor can much inflation be found in an alternate measure, the Commerce Department’s personal consumption expenditures prices index. It rose 1.45% for the twelve months ending last September. Excluding food and energy, it rose 1.58%. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prefers the PCE price index because he believes it better reflects changes in consumer purchasing habits.But some skeptics say those...
  • Gun range newbie: A personal tale

    01/17/2013 10:06:29 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/17/2013 | Emily Babay
    When reporting about guns, I'm often asked whether I've fired one myself. "Just once," I'd reply, not elaborating to say I found my trip to a Virginia shooting range terrifying. So when I was sent to see how gun shops and shooting ranges around Philadelphia were faring amid the debate over firearms, I was prepared for the same question. But I wondered: Would shooting again change my ambivalence about guns? A Gallup poll found 47 percent of U.S. adults say they have a gun in their home or property.
  • 'Turmoil' For Many Parents As NYC School Bus Drivers Strike

    01/17/2013 10:04:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    npr.org ^ | 1/16/13 | MARK MEMMOTT
    It's been a rough morning for many parents and their children in New York City, where about 8,000 school bus drivers and monitors have gone on strike —meaning about 152,000 students had to get to school some other way... It's going to be chaotic," New York City school's Chancellor Dennis Walcott tells NY1 as his system and the city head into Day 1 of a strike by school bus drivers. About 152,000 students, one third of them with special needs, rely on the yellow buses to get back and forth to school each day. According to our colleagues at WNYC,the...
  • Rick Perry: Say, I’m not too happy about Obama’s gun control

    01/17/2013 10:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    OK, raise your hands — how many of you are surprised by this? Governor Rick Perry gave Barack Obama a Texas-sized pushback on the new gun-control agenda at the White House: “The Vice President’s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.“Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.“There is evil prowling in the...
  • BBC Live: Algeria hostage siege

    01/17/2013 9:59:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 2013 | Staff
    Latest news at the top of the article.....From the Begginnin.....i.e.....the bottom.***********************************EXCERPT********************************************1353: The hostages were seized on Wednesday morning after heavily armed militants attacked a bus leaving the plant but were repelled by their police escort.    1350: Welcome to our live coverage of the Algerian hostage siege. We will bring you updates as the situation develops with expert analysis from BBC correspondents and comment from readers.
  • Obama gun speech shows misdirection, desperation and weakness

    01/17/2013 9:59:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Announcing anti-gun measures in front of a theatrical backdrop of children, itself a tactic associated with troubling historical precedents, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed specific legislative efforts related to guns for Congress to pass, and also outlined 23 measures he says can be implemented under executive authority. To set the stage for using children, the White House, along with a complicit anti-gun media, made a point of sharing letters from children, particularly those that resonate with the childish emotions of those who don’t know enough about guns to know they’re being manipulated. Case in point is the message from an...
  • NBC Admitted: No ‘Assault Rifle’ Used in Newtown Shooting

    01/17/2013 9:57:45 AM PST · by MeganC · 48 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 15 January 2013 5:10pm | Kyle Becker
    When the president surrounds himself with children while giving his announcement that reasonable gun control measures are necessary, bear in mind that those ‘assault rifles‘ the government is sure to be going after were not even used in the Newton, Connecticut elementary shooting. As NBC admits in the video above, four handguns were used to carry out that despicable atrocity. This directly contradicts other reports.
  • Just Received This in my Work E-mail Today (Vanity)

    01/17/2013 9:57:34 AM PST · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 13 replies
    Hi, Thank you for signing the petition supporting President Obama's plan for sensible gun safety measures. Showing intense public support today is incredibly important--can you also share this petition with your friends, and urge them to sign it? A sample email you can send to your friends is below. Thanks! -------- Hi, Did you hear about President Obama's plan for gun safety, released today? It's a really great plan, the boldest any politician has been on this issue in a long time. It includes executive actions, and a call for legislation to ban military style assault weapons, high capacity ammunition...
  • Obama, Netanyahu seem headed for US-Israel clash

    01/17/2013 9:50:59 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 23 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel's prime minister on Wednesday dismissed President Barack Obama's reported displeasure with his hardline policies toward the Palestinians, a sign that the two could be headed for a showdown. Polls suggest Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to win Israel's elections next week and continue in office. This week an American columnist with close ties to the White House described Obama's disdain for Netanyahu, warning that Israel's all-important relationship with the U.S. could suffer in unprecedented ways if the Israeli government doesn't change its policies. Such a clash would come at a tense time when regional developments appear to...
  • Va. killer who asked for it gets his state execution

    01/17/2013 9:48:29 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January 2013 | Dena Potter
    RICHMOND — A man who strangled his prison cellmate and made good on a vow to continue killing if he wasn’t executed was put to death Wednesday in Virginia’s electric chair. Robert Gleason Jr., 42, was pronounced dead by authorities at 9:08 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center. He became the first inmate executed in the U.S. this year and the first to choose death by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, death row inmates are allowed to choose between electrocution and lethal injection. Gleason was serving life in prison for the 2007 fatal shooting of a man...
  • MILLER: Obama is coming for your guns

    01/17/2013 9:47:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun control is back. President Obama on Wednesday unveiled a series of feel-good measures designed to play on the emotions of Americans saddened by the horrific shooting of 20 students at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. Almost nothing he proposes to do would make anyone safer. Surrounding himself with children, Mr. Obama said, “This will be difficult. There will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.” The president said that...