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  • Obama dropping original ATF nominee from Denver (Andrew Traver)

    01/17/2013 6:15:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    koaa ^ | Jan 17, 2013 1:53 PM | Juice Godfrey
    DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama is dropping his original nominee to head the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In announcing his gun control proposals on Wednesday, Obama said he intends to nominate the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Todd Jones, to lead the ATF. The agency hasn't had a permanent director since 2006.
  • No Gun Permit under Nancy Lanza’s Name in Public Record, Says Time Magazine

    01/17/2013 6:10:30 PM PST · by FR_addict · 92 replies
    This is a YouTube CNN News Segment ("The Gun Owner Next Door"). NBC News reports that a rifle used in the shooting and two pistols were legally purchased and registered to the gunman's mother, but Time Magazine was unable to find any firearms or weapons permit under Nancy Lanza's name. about 0:47 into the segment
  • Russian court turns down Pussy Riot appeal

    01/17/2013 6:09:28 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | January 17, 2012 | AP
    BEREZNIKI, Russia — A Russian court on Wednesday turned down an attempt by an imprisoned Pussy Riot band member to defer serving her sentence for hooliganism until her preschool son becomes a teenager. Maria Alekhina asked the court in Berezniki, a Urals Mountain city near her prison, to let her serve the rest of her two-year sentence after her 5-year-old son turns 14. She argued that separation from her young child now would do irreparable psychological damage to him. Alekhina and two other female members of the punk band were convicted last year of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ January 18, 2013

    01/17/2013 6:04:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | beachn4fun
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Today we're having a little change of pace. Let's doWHO CARES? With so much junk on the televisionand on the Internet, especially about celebrities, I hear myself saying more often than not...WHO CARES? For instance: Kim Kardasdain is preggers...WHO CARES? OR: Kim Kardasdain and Kayne West are moving in togther...WHO CARES? Steven Spielberg got former President Bill Clintonto present clips of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." WHO CARES? How...
  • DOJ Seeks to Stall JW Lawsuit Seeking Access to Fast and Furious Records

    01/17/2013 6:02:38 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 01/17/2013 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a brief on January 15, 2013, in response to an Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to indefinitely delay consideration of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). Rather than respond substantively to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ argued in court that the lawsuit should be subject to a stay of proceedings because it is “ancillary” to a...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!1-17-13

    01/17/2013 6:01:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-17-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • GOA’s Comments on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    01/17/2013 5:57:29 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michael Hammond
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama unveiled 23 Executive Actions that his administration plans to take on schools and guns. To be sure, none of these gun control initiatives would have prevented the Connecticut school massacre from occurring in December, although the restrictions will greatly infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans. MEMO FROM: Michael Hammond, GOA legislative counsel RE: Obama’s Gun Control Proposals DATE: January 16, 2013 THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS Here’s a brief list of Obama’s Executive Orders and my comments: (1) Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available...
  • Cruz: Obama 'High on His Own Power'

    01/17/2013 5:57:24 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/17/2013 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican senator Ted Cruz of Texas said Thursday that Barack Obama is "high on his own power" with regard to the president's announced efforts on gun control. Speaking on Laura Ingraham's radio talk show, Cruz, who was just elected to the Senate last November, said "this is a president who has drunk the Kool-Aid." "He is feeling right now high on his own power, and he is pushing on every front, on guns," Cruz said. "And I think it's really sad to see the president of the United States exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his...
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson claims assault weapons can “shoot down airplanes”

    01/17/2013 5:57:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | /// January 17, 2013 | Erin Brown
    “Bang! Bang! Bang!” Hear that? It’s the sound of an assault weapon in the hands of a rogue individual, taking down an airplane flying overhead. At least, that’s what the Reverend Jesse Jackson thinks assault weapons can do. The Reverend’s misinformed assertion that assault weapons are capable of shooting down airplanes came during a Fox News appearance yesterday. “These semi-automatic weapons, these assault weapons, can only kill people, and in fact, they are threats to national security … the young man who did the killing in Aurora, Colorado … he could shoot down airplanes, so this is a matter of...
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 5:57:02 PM PST · by PilotDave · 18 replies
    WABC ^ | 17 jan 2013 | Jim Hoffer
    A troubling oversight has been found within New York State's sweeping new gun laws. The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it's written, would also include law enforcement officers. Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March. As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers.
  • 'There is no plan': Looming defense cuts already have contractors shedding jobs

    01/17/2013 5:50:42 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/17/2013
    With a March 1 deadline looming for Congress to once again strike a deal in order to avoid $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts -- including $500 billion at the Pentagon -- some companies that rely on the defense industry are already bracing for the worst by canceling contracts and laying off workers. Kathleen Volandt, president of Auroros, Inc., told Fox News that the constant uncertainty in Washington reduced her total revenues by 56 percent last year. A disabled veteran who employs three full-time staffers and 31 contractors at her Raleigh, N.C.-based information technology company, Volandt said each passing deadline...
  • Gregoire on short list for Interior secretary

    01/17/2013 5:47:07 PM PST · by Baynative · 33 replies
    PDN ^ | 1/18/13 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources, announced he will step down in March — and on the short list as a possible replacement is outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire.
  • Anybody going to Denver Saturday? I need a ride.

    01/17/2013 5:45:04 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 8 replies
    vanitissimo | 17 Jan 13
    On the 19th, gun owners are asked to go their state capitols to show their solidarity. I'd like to go, but I need a ride.
  • FReeRepublic locked again?`

    01/17/2013 5:44:48 PM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 24 replies
    Jim, looks like we are Frozen again? WHY???
  • Resistance to the President’s Gun Control Plan Continues to Build

    01/17/2013 5:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    Admitting that passing his ambitious plan to rein in shooting incidents such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last month would “be difficult,” President Obama published a 22-page explanation of exactly what he has in mind. There are “four common-sense steps we can take right now,” according to the White House blog. The two steps meeting the most resistance are: 1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands, and 2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Highlights of his plan include requiring background checks for all gun sales, reinstating and strengthening the assault...
  • Obama vs. ‘the Gun Lobby’

    01/17/2013 5:41:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    After 23 executive actions, Obama fails to address the problems he identifies. When President Obama announced Wednesday a slew of executive actions and proposed legislation related to gun control, he didn’t criticize the National Rifle Association by name.He did, however, make his feelings obvious.“Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands,” Obama said in his remarks. “Ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if they say no, ask them why not.”“Ask them,” he continued, “what’s more important — doing whatever...
  • Silenced watchdog highlights power behind rampant science fraud

    01/17/2013 5:39:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 9, 2013 | Bill Frezza
    Those of us concerned about the decaying credibility of Big Science were dismayed to learn that the whistleblower site Science Fraud has been shut down due to a barrage of legal threats against its operator. With billions of dollars in federal science funding hinging on the integrity of academic researchers, and billions more in health care dollars riding on the truthfulness of pharmaceutical research claims, the industry needs more websites like this, not fewer. Regular readers of Retraction Watch, a watchdog site run by two medical reporters, got the news along with a story about the blog’s anonymous editor, who...
  • Anti-Gun Liberal News Anchor gets destroyed repeatedly during Interview with Keith Morgan

    01/17/2013 5:39:13 PM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2013 | Video
    An interview with Keith Morgan, President of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League.
  • Financially Unstable GAO Report highlights skyrocketing costs of entitlements, Obamacare’s

    01/17/2013 5:37:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/13 | Andrew Evans
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s annual audit of the government, released Thursday, raises serious concerns about the federal government’s long-term financial stability and the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act’s cost-curbing measures. The report found “that—absent policy changes—the federal government continues to face an unsustainable fiscal path.” The GAO, which is an “independent, nonpartisan” government agency, released its annual report as Congress braces for a fight with President Barack Obama over the debt ceiling. Republicans are calling for spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. The president has vowed not to negotiate with Congress. The report notes that...
  • Republicans should execute 'Maneuver X'

    01/17/2013 5:33:54 PM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Phillip Klien
    ... Over the past two years, Republicans have ... viewed every potential crisis -- a possible government shutdown, the threat of a debt ceiling breach and the prospect of the nation sailing over the "fiscal cliff" -- as an opportunity to corner Obama into agreeing to tackle the nation's mounting debt problem. This strategy has created a dynamic in which Obama has successfully portrayed Republicans as reckless, incapable of governance and willing to put the economy at risk to make a political statement. He's been able to deflect questions about his own lack of action on deficits by blaming Republican...
  • Mali conflict: French 'fighting Islamists in Diabaly'

    01/17/2013 5:33:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 January 2013
    French troops have been fighting Mali's Islamist rebels in street battles in the town of Diabaly, Malian and French sources say. In the first major ground operation in the conflict, French special forces were fighting alongside Malian troops. Diabaly, 350km (220 miles) north of the capital Bamako, was captured by the rebels on Monday. France intervened in Mali last Friday to try to halt the Islamists' push southwards towards the capital. In a separate development, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court opened a war crimes investigation, focusing on acts committed since January 2012 in some northern regions of...
  • Christie: NRA Ad on Obama Daughters ‘Reprehensible’

    01/17/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 48 replies
    <p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is labeling “reprehensible” the National Rifle Association ad that brought President Barack Obama’s daughters into the gun-control debate.</p> <p>The NRA ad accused the president of being a hypocrite for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents but not embracing armed guards for schools.</p>
  • Utica, Marcellus shale plays could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity

    01/17/2013 5:30:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Columbus Business First ^ | January 17, 2013 | Jeff Bell
    The Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity when fully developed, says a new report from a bond rating firm. But the analysis by Kroll Bond Rating Agency in New York also cautions that the oil and natural gas shale boom is “fraught with a multitude of environmental and health issues” related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. It said concerns over methane escaping during drilling, water use in fracking operations and potential contamination issues all need to be adequately addressed. New York has banned...
  • Humorless, Offended State-Run Media: Limbaugh is Limbaugh... But He's Right

    01/17/2013 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, I'm trying to keep a low profile. This is what I mean. I'm just telling you, they don't get the humor. They're wound so tight that they're just waiting to be offended. And this is like the third day in a row members of the media are fit to be tied over my characterization of the children at the White House being used as human shields. Boy, times change. Jonathan Karl, when he was at CNN, I did a number of interviews with Jonathan Karl, and he was like our old buddy Jim Rutenberg at the...
  • No Strategy to Govern - Ivory-tower Obama can’t abide views he doesn’t share. (Michael Barone)

    01/17/2013 5:16:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.His point-blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make House Republicans look bad.But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government’s debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader measures.Working out...
  • ATF urges background checks in private gun sales (from the people who brought you F&F!)

    01/17/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging licensed gun dealers to help private gun sellers run federal background checks. In an open letter to the country's federally licensed gun dealers, the ATF says they can "enhance public safety and assist law enforcement" by facilitating private sales through their businesses and running federal background checks on prospective gun buyers.
  • Fast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    01/17/2013 5:08:41 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    ABC News / Univision ^ | January 17, 2012 | JORDAN FABIAN
    A Mexican national claims to be the man who shot and killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose death is tied to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal. Gustavo Cruz-Lozano, who says he killed Terry, turned himself in on Wednesday on charges related to a separate incident: threatening to kill Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff Lupe Trevińo. But before he surrendered himself, Cruz-Lozano said in an exclusive interview with Univision News' daily news magazine show "Primer Impacto" that he murdered Terry during a firefight on Dec. 14, 2010, while the agent was on patrol near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona....
  • Burlington (Vt) police looking for new gun range

    01/17/2013 5:03:02 PM PST · by APatientMan · 32 replies
    WCAX ^ | 1/17/2013 | WCAX
    BURLINGTON, Vt. - A firing range has announced the Burlington Police Department is not welcome to train at its facilities any longer. Last week the Burlington City Council voted to ban semi-automatic rifles and large capacity magazines in the city limits. The chairman of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club explained in a letter that it cannot support the city with such a prejudice against the club, and has voted to suspend the city's use of the range for law enforcement officers. Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling says it will affect how and when officers train with their firearms....
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules for More Effective Teleportation

    01/17/2013 4:56:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Space Travel ^ | January 17, 2013 | Staff Writers
    For the last ten years, theoretical physicists have shown that the intense connections generated between particles as established in the quantum law of 'entanglement' may hold the key to eventual teleportation of quantum information. Now, for the first time, researchers have worked out how entanglement could be 'recycled' to increase the efficiency of these connections. Published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the result could conceivably take us a step closer to sci-fi style teleportation in the future, although this research is purely theoretical in nature. The team have also devised a generalised form of teleportation, which allows for a...
  • Is The Free Republic Site Broken? (VANITY)

    01/17/2013 4:52:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 51 replies
    1-17-2013 | bimboeruption
    I'm getting about 20 articles showing per page and no stuff on the side. Is something broken?
  • Strippers Can Earn $350,000 A Year In This Oil Boomtown Club

    01/17/2013 4:52:25 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | January 17, 2013 | Robert Johnson
    Early last year in Williston there had been too much attention focused on the local gentlemen's clubs for any strippers to talk with me about what they earned, but apparently that's changed. John Eligon from The New York Times just visited the North Dakota boomtown and one visiting dancer says she often earns more than $1,000 a night. That may be a conservative estimate as word last year was dancers were making two to three times that amount, but club owners were concerned with IRS attention and prohibited employees from speaking to the press. With nearly two men for every...
  • Asia's Airlines Find Being First Comes With Risks

    01/17/2013 4:49:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2013 | JEFFREY NG
    HONG KONG—Asia's premium airlines have over the past two decades signed on as high-profile launch customers for many new commercial jetliners, such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing Co. BA +1.24% 787, aiming to raise their global profile while renewing an aging fleet. The key driver behind these moves was a push over the past two decades by the region's airlines to launch newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft amid a strengthening regional economy and a boom in demand for air travel across Asia. But the latest problems facing the 787 Dreamliner—which Japan's two main carriers were the first to fly—highlight the...
  • Mesolithic People Adapted Their Environment In Severn Estuary

    01/17/2013 4:47:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, January 14, 2013 | Source: Reading University
    New and exciting evidence has been found at a threatened archaeological site on the Severn Estuary that seems to show Mesolithic people knew how to adapt their environment to suit their needs... Researchers from the University of Reading found 7500 year-old worked flint tools, bones, charcoal and hazelnut shells while working at Goldcliff, near Newport, south Wales, in September 2012. Charcoal remains discovered on the site suggest these people used fire to encourage the growth of particular plants, such as hazelnuts, crab apples and raspberries. This evidence may indicate that Mesolithic people were deliberately manipulating the environment to increase their...
  • Biden reveals brush with gun massacre

    01/17/2013 4:46:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    washington times ^ | 1/17/13 | Dave Boyer
    Mr. Biden told a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington that it was “pure coincidence” that he was in Lancaster County, Pa., on Oct. 2, 2006, when a deranged gunman was killing students nearby at a tiny Amish school. “I happened to be literally — probably, it turned out, to be a quarter of a mile [away] at an outing when I heard gunshots in the woods,” Mr. Biden recounted. “We didn’t know. … We thought they were hunters.”
  • Too Many Men? (The Old West treated women much better than North Dakota does today.)

    01/17/2013 4:45:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2013 | James Taranto
    While Barack Obama's America limps along economically, North Dakota has been booming: "The rich shale oil formation deep below the rolling pastures here has attracted droves of young men to work the labor-intensive jobs that get the wells flowing and often generate six-figure salaries," the New York Times reports from Williston. But not all is well in the Peace Garden State, which turns out to be a place where the men are men and the women are nervous: "Many [local women] said they felt unsafe. Several said they could not even shop at the local Walmart without men following them...
  • Will Obama's order lead to surge in gun research?(Admistration Propaganda)

    01/17/2013 4:33:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-17-13 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    MILWAUKEE—Nearly as many Americans die from guns as from car crashes each year. We know plenty about the second problem and far less about the first. A scarcity of research on how to prevent gun violence has left policymakers shooting in the dark as they craft gun control measures without much evidence of what works. That could change with President Barack Obama's order Wednesday to ease research restrictions pushed through long ago by the gun lobby. The White House declared that a 1996 law banning use of money to "advocate or promote gun control" should not keep the Centers for...
  • Pat Robertson Blames 'Awful-Looking' Women for Failed Marriages

    01/17/2013 4:29:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 January 2013 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    'You have got to fix yourself up - look pretty, look alert:' Christian conservative T.V. host Pat Robertson blames 'awful-looking' women for failed marriagesIf your husband isn't paying attention to you, it's probably because you don't look 'pretty' and 'alert,' according to evangelical talk show host Pat Robertson. At least that's what Robertson told his viewers recently, using an anecdote from a fellow preacher to illustrate his point. 'A woman came to a preacher I know — it’s so funny,' said Robertson, host of the 700 Club. 'She was awful-looking. Her hair was all torn up, she was overweight and...
  • The Bill of Rights and "Muskets" - Vanity

    01/17/2013 4:28:09 PM PST · by GraceG · 7 replies
    One of the Idiot Liberal Talking points against the second amendment is this: "Back in the founders days they only had Muskets so it should only apply to muskets and flintlock type weapons." I am going to destroy that argument right here, right now! The 1st amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Conclusion: They didn't have the Internet, Telephones, Television...
  • Y'all come to Texas, state official tells New York gun owners

    01/17/2013 4:27:54 PM PST · by qaz123 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17Jan13 | Jim Forsyth
    (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for New York gun owners: Come to Texas, and bring your guns with you. "Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that," Abbott, a Republican, said on Thursday, after ads extolling Texas appeared on several media websites.
  • Marin's Gun Buyback Program Goes Belly Up (Marks Won't Be Paid Promised Money)

    01/17/2013 4:21:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
    Promises may not be fulfilled for lots of gun owners who turned over their firearmsMarin County's gun buyback program has become a victim of its own success. During its first-ever gun buyback event on Tuesday, the county collected 827 guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition, most of it from Marin County residents, according to the district attorney's office, which organized the event. Those turning in guns were given $200 for semi-automatic handguns or long guns, and $100 for other guns. But the $43,000 in cash that was available to those surrendering firearms was depleted within 90 minutes. When...
  • Ten Reasons This Argument For Gun Control Makes Liberals Look Unspeakably Ignorant

    01/17/2013 4:18:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This idiotic meme is making the rounds right now, usually I shake my head, plant a facepalm and move on, but not this time....
  • SJ Woman Faked Brazen Kidnap Attempt Story: Cops

    01/17/2013 4:17:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    San Jose police said the woman who claimed a man tried to snatch her child from her arms earlier this week was lyinA brazen kidnapping case out of San Jose turned out to be a hoax according to police. The woman who reported a man tried to take her child from her arms Tuesday night admitted to police she made the whole thing up. Now that woman, faces charges of false reporting of a criminal offense, police said. The woman called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday from her home on the 200 block of Dayo Court in East San Jose...
  • ‘Rude, racist’ ‘Rude, racist’ T-shirt sales soaring as debate grows hotter

    01/17/2013 4:13:00 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | JEFF WILKINSON
    COLUMBIA, SC — The owner of a restaurant selling T-shirts comparing catching illegal immigrants to capturing animals has seen a spike in business since the controversy made national headlines last week. The T-shirts being sold at the Taco Cid restaurant in West Columbia feature a box propped open with a stick and string as a rudimentary trap baited with two tacos. The shirts read “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” in red, green and white — the colors of the Mexican flag. Leanne Snelgrove, 29, said the restaurant has sold about 400 of the T-shirts — each with a $37.95...
  • Marine Recruit Darts Across San Diego Airport Runway

    01/17/2013 4:12:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | R. Stickney
    Suspect had reported to nearby MCRD just three days earlierSource: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Darts-Across-San-Diego-Airport-Runway-187287931.html#ixzz2IHTSRRCm A U.S. Marine recruit faces felony and misdemeanor chargers for jumping over two barbed-wire fences and running on the tarmac of San Diego’s airport. San Diego harbor police got word from the Lindbergh Tower that a man had run on the tarmac by Gate 6 in Terminal 1 at 6:20 a.m. Thursday. He attempted to hide in a service vehicle that belongs to the janitorial department. "He had quite a few cuts on him and at the time that we found him he had actually taken his pants off...
  • Christie calls NRA ad ´reprehensible,´ announces violence task force

    01/17/2013 4:10:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/17/13 | Matt Katz
    TRENTON – Gov. Christie blasted the NRA’s new ad focusing on President Obama’s daughters – he called it “reprehensible” – but he wouldn’t given an opinion about a proposed federal assault weapons ban. Christie’s extensive comments on the issues of guns and violence came during a news conference this afternoon at the Statehouse in which Christie announced the creation of a task force to examine “violence control” measures in the wake of the shooting massacre in Sandy Hook. Led by two former state attorneys general, one Republican and one Democrat, and made up of
  • God's Word In Your Mouth

    01/17/2013 4:08:54 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    01-17-13 | Frank Broom
    Our words have a job to do in our lives. Now, I know that there's people that believe that words are insignificant, but let's see what The Bible says. In Matthew 12:36 Jesus said, "But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement." That word idle means inactive or unemployed. So, our words should be doing something. It would be unjust for God to hold us accountable for our words not doing anything if they don't have the power to do anything. So, obviously God thinks...
  • White House Value Rises Since Obamas Moved In (Yahoo! Gagger)

    01/17/2013 4:08:47 PM PST · by wac3rd · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1-17-12 | Susanna Kim
    <p>Michelle Obama has called the White House the "people's house," and similar to many American homes, it is seeing an increase in its value with the recovery of the housing market.</p> <p>Since President Barack Obama, his wife, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, moved into the White House in January 2009, the home's value has increased about 7 percent to an estimated $294.9 million, according to housing marketplace Zillow.</p>
  • Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

    01/17/2013 4:08:02 PM PST · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17Jan13 | Jim Hoffer
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A troubling oversight has been found within New York State's sweeping new gun laws. The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it's written, would also include law enforcement officers. Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March.
  • Bradenton Man Arrested, Accused of Giving People Wedgies

    01/17/2013 4:07:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | Juan Ortega
    Charles Ross allegedly grabbed the victim “by the back of his pants and pulled them up hard,” according to a sheriff's reportAn 18-year-old Bradenton man has been arrested, accused of giving wedgies to people outside a movie theater, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Ross was taken into custody on a battery charge Sunday evening for allegedly giving one particular male victim a wedgie outside the Royal Palm theater, according to a sheriff’s report. Ross has since been released from jail on bond, records show. He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday despite a message left at a...