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  • Protecting Your Dog Do you include your dog in your home-defense plan?

    01/17/2013 8:52:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 63 replies
    Shooting Illustrated ^ | January 8, 2013 | Sheriff Jim Wilson
    Protecting Your Dog Do you include your dog in your home-defense plan? by Sheriff Jim Wilson January 08, 2013 From time to time we see reports of police shooting a dog in the course of responding to a call for assistance or while executing a warrant for search or arrest. Without a doubt, some of these incidents may be the result of poor training or the lack of proper planning on the part of law enforcement. However, that is of little comfort to the citizen when his family pet has been destroyed. With some thought, planning, and training, this kind...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter: NRA has no ‘human decency’

    01/17/2013 8:47:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter ripped the National Rifle Association for using President Barack Obama’s two daughters in an ad, declaring it “beyond the bounds of human decency” at a congressional hearing Wednesday. “As a father, I find it reprehensible, disgusting and beyond the bounds of human decency that the NRA would place an ad on television attacking President Obama’s daughters,” Nutter said to applause from the dais at a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, adding: “The NRA has struck a new low and that should be removed immediately.” The NRA released an ad Tuesday night calling the...
  • "Revenue" Redefined: Libs abuse another innocent word

    01/17/2013 8:46:31 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 2 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 17, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    “Revenue” Redefined: Libs abuse another innocent word by Daniel Clark Sometimes it seems like it would be a good idea to publish a liberal-to-English dictionary. That way, normal people would be able to understand what liberals mean when they take already existing words, and apply meanings to them that are nowhere close to their true definitions. Listening to liberals speak can be like visiting Alice’s Wonderland. Taking things that belong to somebody else is what they call “fairness.” Parading through town while wearing leashes and chains and nothing else is an exhibition of “pride.” Violent criminals who are turned loose...
  • Justice Department Refuses to Release GPS Tracking Memos

    01/17/2013 8:43:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 2 replies
    ACLU ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Catherine Crump
    Two key memos outlining the Justice Department’s views about when Americans can be surreptitiously tracked with GPS technology are being kept secret by the department despite a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the ACLU to force their release. The FBI’s general counsel discussed the existence of the two memos publicly last year, yet the Justice Department is refusing to release them without huge redactions. (You can see the heavily censored versions sent to the ACLU here and here, and our original FOIA request here.) The Justice Department’s unfortunate decision leaves Americans with no clear understanding of when we...
  • What Does It Mean to Say That a Gun Law Is Tough?

    01/17/2013 8:43:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The American ^ | January 16, 2013 | Lee Harris
    Perhaps the best that can be said about the New York gun law is that it is a modern updating of the old principle of apotropaic magic. The state of New York has just passed what has been called the toughest gun control law in the nation, the first such law to go on the books since the Newtown massacre shocked and horrified the nation. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has championed the new law, has virtually dared both other states and the federal government to do something equally tough about gun violence. Tough here is the operative word, as you...
  • L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa: Keep ‘Non-Serious Criminal’ Aliens in U.S. to Make Us ‘Safer’

    01/17/2013 8:42:58 PM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-18-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona No, this is not an episode of the Twilight Zone, nor an escaped mental patient ranting on camera before being taken away in a straight jacket. This is the sitting mayor of America's 2nd largest city, and a predicted Democrat Presidential candidate for 2016. But that doesn't make it any less crazy. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday urged this much at a National Press Club appearance by supporters of illegal alien amnesty: "It is time to put an end to the practice of deporting non-serious criminals," said Villaraigosa. "Our neighborhoods will be safer and our...
  • Conservative Brain Candy...Intellectual Froglegs No. 16

    01/17/2013 8:36:57 PM PST · by ShadowPatriot · 1 replies
    Conservative Brain Candy...Intellectual Froglegs No. 16 The Schools and the Media How did left-wing radical fruitcakes like the Taxman in Chief take control of America and steer it on a course that history has repeatedly proven leads to disaster? True moonbats have always been a small percentage of the population. But even if their ideology is communist crazy, their strategy is sound. They took over the schools and the media. From there destroying America has been child’s play.  Class is in session at Joe Dan Gorman’s Frogleg University- Dave at Moonbattery Cool tunage from: Kansas, The O’Jays, Chicago, ZZ Top, Led...
  • Burglars steal two guns from home featured on weapons permit map published by newspaper, just

    01/17/2013 8:36:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/13 | staff
    Thieves ransacked a house that features on the gun map published by the Journal News, just days after another home on the list was also targeted. Burglars broke into the house in New City, New York, on Wednesday and pried open two safes, before leaving with another one. The criminals escaped with two handguns, two pistol permits, cash, savings bonds and jewelry. The firearms were in the stolen safe. Burglars also broke into a house in White Plains, New York, on Saturday and headed straight for the gun safe.
  • Congressmen weigh in on president's gun proposal

    01/17/2013 8:32:16 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Claudia Rodarte
    President Obama is asking congress to enact tough new gun controls. They include a ban on assault weapons, universal background checks and tight ammo restrictions. Valley lawmakers aren't buying it. "I'm very concerned about these children being used as props and I think it needs to come to a stop," said local Congressman, Devin Nunes. Congressman Nunes says the gun proposal is mostly political smoke and mirrors. "It's meant to cause distraction to the American people to get them off the most important pressing issues which are the economic issues that face our country today," said Congressman Nunes. New Valley...
  • How big a Gun does Anyone Need?

    01/17/2013 8:29:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2013 | Gary Henderson
    The public discourse suddenly swirls angrily around this issue: How big a gun should people be allowed to own, with how many bullets? Despite all the furor, the question has a very simple answer. But it's the wrong question. Even those who routinely carry a concealed weapon, and certainly many who don't, wrestle with the question, "How much firepower does anyone need?" Perhaps those who don't own weapons think the answer should be very close to zero. Those who know that many times each year violent attacks are stopped when someone simply shows a weapon understand that self-defense tools are...
  • The Truth About Assault Weapons

    01/17/2013 8:17:25 PM PST · by The Chief · 25 replies
    Good page to share with those uninformed about "assault weapons"...
  • Oh, by the way: New York forgot to exempt cops from its new ban on high-capacity magazines (Ooops)

    01/17/2013 8:15:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mark Levin, here's what happens when Doing Something is more important than knowing what you're doing. You've got a governor here who's facing reelection in 2014 and may well end up being the national frontrunner for his party's nomination in 2016 if Hillary doesn't run. He's feeling political pressure not just from above, in the form of a president who's vowed to drum up Do Something fever among Democrats nationally, but from below in the form of a rich, high-profile nanny-state mayor for whom this is a pet issue. One of his top national rivals is also scrambling to...
  • (Blame Canada!) Canadians Produce More Garbage Than Anyone Else

    01/17/2013 8:13:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | CBC News
    Canadians produce more garbage than anyone else Conference Board calls Canada an 'environmental laggard' Canadians use far too much energy and water, and they produce more garbage per capita than any other country on earth, a report from an influential think-tank says. The Conference Board of Canada gave Canada a C grade on Thursday and ranked it in 15th place among 17 developed nations studied across a host of environmental-efficiency metrics. "Our large land mass, cold climate and resource-intensive economy make us less likely to rank highly on some indicators of environmental sustainability, but many of our poor results are...
  • American still missing after Algeria raids gas plant to rescue hostages from terrorists

    01/17/2013 8:12:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 17, 2013
    An American from Texas remains missing after an Algerian military raid on an Al Qaeda-linked group reportedly ended a hostage standoff at a remote gas plant in the Saharan Desert. Two Americans escaped unharmed Thursday from the hostage standoff, a senior U.S. defense officials told Fox News, and five other Americans who had been at the vast Ain Amenas complex were able to avoid being taken captive when the terrorists first attacked early Wednesday. The Associated Press reports at least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed -- Britons, Filipinos and Algerians -- in the Algerians special forces' rescue...
  • Report questions food stamp program's effectiveness

    01/17/2013 8:11:35 PM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Roooooters ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey
    A report by a panel of experts released on Thursday questioned whether the federal government's food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit. The report ... found that the aid for families to pay for groceries, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, does not account for many barriers to finding affordable, nutritious food by inner-city shoppers. ... The U.S. Agriculture Department, which administers the aid program, sought the report to help it determine the best way to assess whether food stamps benefits are adequate for recipients...
  • Athenian 'Snake Goddess' Gets New Identity

    01/17/2013 8:11:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    A mysterious "snake goddess" painted on terracotta and discovered in Athens may actually be Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest. Once linked to the worship of the dead, the goddess is flanked by two snakes on a slab of terracotta about the size of a piece of notebook paper. She has her hands up above her head, which has given her the nickname "the touchdown goddess"... This unusual piece of art was found amid a jumble of gravel and other terracotta fragments in 1932 in what was once the Athenian agora, or public square. The catch, however, is that...
  • Newtown school shooting sparks gun debate in Rhode Island

    01/17/2013 8:09:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AP ^ | January 14, 2013
    PROVIDENCE — The Newtown massacre is giving fresh momentum to efforts to strengthen firearm laws in Rhode Island, with local leaders calling for a state ban on semi-automatic weapons and legislators vowing to look at gun access, mental health screening and other policies that might curb violence. The push has gun rights supporters on a quiet defensive, determined to protect their right to bear arms while acknowledging that the slaughter in next-door Connecticut has made an already delicate political debate especially sensitive. State Rep. Teresa Tanzi is one of those at the center of the debate. The South Kingstown Democrat...
  • New Jersey Governor Christie slams NRA ad as "reprehensible"

    01/17/2013 8:09:07 PM PST · by South40 · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/2013 | (Reporting by Kevin Gray; Editing by Jackie Frank)
    (Reuters) - New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie harshly criticized the National Rifle Association on Thursday for referring to U.S. President Barack Obama's children in an ad that advocates putting armed guards in schools, calling it "reprehensible" and "wrong." "I think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate," Christie said at a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Hunters' group dismayed by proposed Ct. gun reforms

    01/17/2013 8:06:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- The chief lobbyist for state hunters says there's very little he will support among the more than a dozen proposals presented by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Robert Crook, of Madison, executive director of the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, attended the CCM's news conference in the Capitol complex Wednesday, then announced that the gun-control proposals would not succeed in stopping future incidents similar to the Newtown shootings. "The problem is mental health and school security, not guns," Crook said. "The guy who had the gun, he broke, I don't know, 14, 15 laws. So he's a criminal. So...
  • NAPOLITANO: Shooting up the Constitution

    01/17/2013 8:06:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Feds have no legitimate role in regulating firearmsIf you have listened to President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden talk about guns in the past month, you have heard them express a decided commitment to use the powers of the federal government to maintain safety in the United States. You also have heard congressional voices from politicians in both parties condemning violence and promising to do something about it. This sounds very caring and inside the wheelhouse of what we hire and pay the federal government to do. Yet it is clearly unconstitutional. When the Founders created the American...
  • Sheriff's Corner: Gun Control

    01/17/2013 8:00:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    Western Nebraska Observer | ^ | January 17, 2013 | Harry Gillway Kimball County Sheriff
    This is one Sheriff’s open opinion and want it to be known to the people of my county. I’m sure most sheriffs feel the same way as I do. I am adamantly opposed to any thing that infringes on our Constitutional rights; gun control is one that’s a burr under my saddle. What happened in Sandy Hook and the theater in Colorado are tragic and I feel for those families deeply. I hate it when people suffer and die no matter the cause. It should be realized, it was the deranged people who killed those innocent people not the gun....
  • Mayor Thompson Supports President Obama Common-sense Gun Reforms

    01/17/2013 7:58:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | January 16, 2013
    Harrisburg Mayor Linda D. Thompson joined President Obama in Washington today to call upon Congress to strengthen America’s gun laws to confront mass shootings and common gun violence by strengthening America’s gun laws following the broadest public pressure for gun control in decades. At the White House event at noon, Mayor Thompson said, “this is a bold and comprehensive plan to end the sale of military-styled weaponry in America and end mass gun violence. The president is offering sensible solutions that Americans across the nation are demanding right now.” The President announced plans to introduce legislation next week that includes...
  • Boycott the Televised Illegal Inauguration of Obama

    01/17/2013 7:57:30 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 23 replies
    The Manning Report ^ | 12/10/2012 | David Manning
    Boycott the televised illegal Inauguration of Barack Hussein (The Long Legged Mack Daddy) Obama. Recorded on 10 December 2012. This is a the video of Pastor Manning imploring all of us to not watch the inauguration of the PINO, Usurper in Chief. He lays it all out very well, and calls out Fox -- don't watch them either. Secret, oops, I mean Private swearing in is on Sunday, Jan.20th. The peasants get another show on Monday, Jan.21 - Let the Boycott of all things Obama start this Sunday.
  • Guns, abortion, and tyrants

    01/17/2013 7:57:18 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1-16-13 | La Shawn Barber
    Guns and abortion. One is an enumerated, constitutional right, and the other is not. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people of the United States to keep and bear arms. It’s not a government-given right; it’s a natural right—the right to defend yourself, your family, and your freedom. In rare circumstances, abortion might be necessary to preserve the mother’s life. But there is no right to kill unborn babies in the U.S. Constitution. But 40 years ago next week the U.S. Supreme Court contended that abortion is an implied “right of privacy,” one that previously had lain hidden...
  • Learning from Fires and Founders, in an Age of Distractions

    01/17/2013 7:52:46 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Learning from Fires and Founders, in an Age of Distractions ^ | January 17, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Gun Control and the Actions of a Tyrant... On December 1, 1958, a garbage can ignited in a basement stairwell at Our Lady of the Angels School, on Chicago’s west side. The fire spread quickly, and 95 lives were lost that awful day, 92 of them children. There was a chance it was arson, or just a boy playing with matches at the foot of the stairs – though it could have been something as innocent as a surprised smoker ditching the cigarette before being caught in the act. We’ll never know for sure; we only know it...
  • Big crowds expected at 'Indy 1500' gun, knife show at Indiana State Fairgrounds

    01/17/2013 7:50:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 57 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jack Rinehart
    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show opens Friday amidst the growing debate over tighter gun control. Dave Mouradian, who owns a supply store just outside Detroit, arrived Thursday afternoon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It's his 13th consecutive Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show. He's just one of 250 vendors from across the Midwest who says that interest is high and business is booming. "People that never owned a firearm are now buying their very first one," Mouradian said. "We've seen more ladies going out and getting their concealed weapons permits. They're feeling unsafe. And a lot...
  • New governor talks gun legislation, taxes and coal trains

    01/17/2013 7:46:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies ^ | January 17, 2013
    OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee, a day after an inaugural address that critics said lacked specifics, gave a much fuller picture Thursday of where he intends to take the state over the next four years. “It is not in the interest of health or safety or personal fulfillment to have to have ammunition capacity of 30 or 100 rounds,” Inslee said at this first news conference, referring to gun legislation to reduce violence. In addition to favoring a limit on ammunition magazines, Inslee reiterated his support of the federal assault-weapons ban he voted for as a member of Congress in...
  • West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S

    01/17/2013 7:44:48 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.” The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.” The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”...
  • Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws

    01/17/2013 7:44:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) joined MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Wednesday to applaud strict new gun laws passed by the New York State legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week. He said that he was glad that the legislature, and the federal government, were doing something in the wake of the murder of children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. He noted, however, that New York is more progressive than some places and some regions, particularly the American South, have “cultures that we have to overcome” in order to enact stricter national gun laws. “This is not Constitutional rights,...
  • Democratic Rep: Some Southern States ‘Have Cultures That We Have To Overcome’ To Enact New Gun Laws

    01/17/2013 7:43:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) joined MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on Wednesday to applaud strict new gun laws passed by the New York State legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week. He said that he was glad that the legislature, and the federal government, were doing something in the wake of the murder of children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. He noted, however, that New York is more progressive than some places and some regions, particularly the American South, have “cultures that we have to overcome” in order to enact stricter national gun laws. “This is not Constitutional rights,...
  • Chomsky and the Terror Masters

    01/17/2013 7:34:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 1/17/13 | Paul Bogdanor
    As a defamer of his fellow Jews, Noam Chomsky is in a class of his own. “Hitler’s conceptions,” he once wrote, “have struck a responsive chord in current Zionist commentary.” Israel, he added, is guilty of planning a “final solution” for humanity, an apocalypse from which “few will escape.” The world-famous MIT professor and far-left intellectual guru has described the PLO as “heroic,” while vilifying America’s Jewish community as “deeply totalitarian.” He has collaborated with Holocaust deniers, allowing them to publish and distribute his books, and he gave his endorsement to an antisemitic author (the late Israel Shahak) who alleged...
  • PM rejects criticism on gun control Save

    01/17/2013 7:31:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Judith Ireland and Bianca Hall
    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hit back at claims by the Liberal Party that her government has failed at protecting Australia's borders from illegal gun imports, saying that only 1 per cent of guns in Australia come from overseas. Speaking to 2UE Radio in The Sydney Morning Herald office on Friday morning, Ms Gillard said that her government had "more than doubled" the number of interceptions of contraband parcels. This follows criticism from the Coalition and the NSW government that Ms Gillard had asked Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare to investigate ways to reduce suburban violence. Ms Gillard instructed Mr...
  • Direct deposit to replace U.S. checks

    01/17/2013 7:22:00 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    Kiplinger Report ^ | 29 April 2011
    Paper checks will be abolished for all federal benefits, including Social Security, eventually, but people who currently receive checks will have some extra time to adjust to the new rules. Individuals who apply for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will have to select an electronic payment method -- either a debit card that will be reloaded each month or direct deposit to a bank account. The direct deposit option, which is safer than a check and involves no fees, is the best option for most people. But current beneficiaries who receive...
  • H.R.226 - Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act

    01/17/2013 7:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies ^ | January 14, 2013 | Rep. Roas L. DeLauro,. [D-CT-3]
    Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 01/14/2013) Cosponsors: 1 Latest Action: 01/14/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Major Recorded Votes: There are no Roll Call votes for this bill [Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 226 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 226 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons...
  • Curtis Bostic for Congress.

    01/17/2013 7:16:11 PM PST · by Big Steve · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2013
    My fellow Freepers, I want you to take a look at the man who will be seeking the 1st Congressional Seat in South Carolina. His name is Curtis Bostic, a former Marine and now an attorney. He will be seeking the seat vacated by Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill the US Senate seat of Jim DeMint. This is a good man, and a solid conservative. This man used to be my neighbor 20 years ago before attending law school. This is a wide open race, and it includes former Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford, and Teddy Turner, son...
  • Barry Obama withdraws request to establish new Department of Corruption

    01/17/2013 7:09:41 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 4 replies
    Barry O. withdrew his request to create a new Department of Corruption. Barry stated that those evil Tea Party House Members were mounting serious opposition and he decided to withdraw the request. Citing the urgent need to efficiency and transparency in the corruption arena, Barry has issued an Executive Order changing the name of the Justice Department to the Department of Corruption. Using the Executive Order allows Eric "the corrupt" Holder to remain in charge of the department without Senate approval. Eric has stated that he would like to recruit several of the recently resigning heads of other departments and...
  • Agreeing with "Anonymous"?

    01/17/2013 7:08:53 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1/17/13 | Bridget Johnson
    The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents.
  • Uh won't scroll down.

    01/17/2013 7:04:48 PM PST · by EinNYC · 47 replies ^ | 1-17-13 | Me, Myself, and I
    Dat problem haz re-occurt. You can nots scroll down da page. Runs out of page before it should.
  • NBC/WSJ poll: NRA more popular than entertainment industry (41% for guns, 24% for entertainment)

    01/17/2013 7:02:23 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 1/17/13 (?) | NBC's Mark Murray
    (just the link, not sure whether the source allows attributes)
  • Can Vt. afford health insurance for undocumented immigrants?

    01/17/2013 6:57:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    WCAX-TV 3 CBS ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Kyle Midura
    MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont officials overseeing the state's transition to a single-payer health care system say providing health insurance to undocumented immigrants would not likely cost taxpayers much money. Lawmakers asked the Green Mountain Care Board to examine the costs of coverage for people who are here illegally. But officials say it's difficult to nail down a price tag because there are no firm numbers of how many undocumented people live in Vermont. It's estimated to be between 1,500 and 3,000. "But we did learn, I think, enough kind of useful facts about the demographics of the population and some...
  • Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

    01/17/2013 6:51:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan. 1u, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Homeland Security has released their 2011 "Analysts Desktop Binder," detailing how the department has been monitoring activity on the internet and social networks. The binder includes an extensive list of key words and search terms carefully watched by analysts in multiple agencies including the Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Health Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others. Many monitored search terms are basic and used on a regular basis by every day American citizens and journalists. DHS is capable of identifying personal...
  • Matthews: Pro-Gun Conservatives Are Segregationists

    01/17/2013 6:46:10 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Perhaps, it would be easier to ask Chris Matthews what isn't like being an old segregationist? Two weeks ago, the Hardball host compared anti-tax conservatives to "being the most segregationist guy in the south." On Thursday, Matthews suggested it was pro-Second Amendment conservatives who fit the description.
  • Widow Chantel Blunk sues psychiatrist who treated Aurora shooter James Holmes

    01/17/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    News AU ^ | Jan 18, 2013
    <p>THE widow of a victim of the US theatre massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having "fantasised about killing a lot of people."</p> <p>The lawsuit, also citing the University of Colorado, alleges that Dr Lynne Fenton advised campus police about her concern regarding James Holmes, after he told her about the fantasy in June last year.</p>
  • CBS issues copyright infringement notice to ABC, NBC, and CNN

    01/17/2013 6:31:56 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 12 replies
    CBS has issued a copyright infringement notice to ABC, NBC and CNN. It has come to the notice of CBS that the named networks are infringing on CBS's "fake but accurate" copyright. A recent example is that all three networks reported the hoax of the Notre Dame football player initially as true but later changed the story to fake but avowed that the story was reported accurately. NBC was especially egregious in an infringement when editing the tapes of the white Hispanic and when called out about the editing of the tape stated that although the tape was a fake...
  • No one Protecting American masses against ‘The Revenge of Obama’

    01/17/2013 6:29:18 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/17/2013 | Judi McLeod
    ....Rapidly accelerating a process that began during his campaign, Obama since November has confidently picked fights with Republicans—and challenged the most conservative members of his own party—on a broad range of foreign-policy and domestic social issues. Besides gun control these include immigration, the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan and the nomination of Republican senator Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, a red flag for the GOP’s neo-conservative wing.” “Picking fights with Republicans”, “challenging the most conservative members of his own party” is not Barack Hussein Obama at his worst. It’s how his unchecked policies are dismantling the USA that is the...
  • Lance Armstrong Confession Interview *Live Thread

    01/17/2013 6:23:58 PM PST · by Vision · 104 replies
    1/17/13 | Vision
    Lance Armstrong's confession interview is on the Oprah channel now... He's trying to be honest but is still lying. He's already said he didn't do a lot of EPO and that is simply ridiculous.
  • Tank (1984) full trailer (for Piers Morgan)

    01/17/2013 6:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/17/13 | rle1111
    Trailer for the James Garner movie: Tank This trailer was located on the original run copy of "Sixteen Candles"-
  • 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...