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  • Biden: Putting armed guards in schools would be a “terrible mistake”

    01/24/2013 7:48:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Kelsey Osterman
    Vice President Joe Biden figuratively slapped the National Rifle Association in the face on Thursday, indirectly slamming its suggestion to put armed guards in every school in the nation. “We are not calling for armed guards in schools…we think that would be a terrible mistake,” the VP said during a PBS “Fireside Hangout” on Thursday. “The last thing we need to do is be arming school teachers and administrators,” he added. The Vice President did talk about allowing schools to hire more mental health professionals and ‘resource officers.’ Biden said the current proposal — some $40 million for schools to...
  • Penalty could keep smokers out of health overhaul

    01/24/2013 7:48:02 PM PST · by kik5150 · 38 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 01/23/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation. The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums. Younger smokers could be charged lower...
  • Libya's defence minister accuses his former deputy of trying to assassinate him

    01/24/2013 7:42:57 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 1 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | 20 January 2013 | By Esam Mohamed
    In a statement issued on Sunday, Defence Minister Mohammed al-Barghathi claimed Siddiq al-Ghaith was behind the attack on his convoy in the city of Tobruk. He says ...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • Misrata Imam murdered

    01/24/2013 7:34:50 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Libya Herald ^ | 17 January 2013 | By Taher Zaroog
    The iman of one of Misrata’s mosques, Sheikh Fakhri Husein Jahani, was murdered on Tuesday. He was killed when unknown assailants threw a grenade at him as he was leaving the Omar Ibn Khatab Mosque after Maghreb (Sunset) prayers. Five other people were wounded in the attack, three of them seriously. One of the wounded, a child, lost an eye in the blast. Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing. They deny any involvement but are still being held. ...
  • Reed Exhibitions: Politics Over Money

    01/24/2013 7:22:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (ESS) is one of the biggest in the world. It is (or was) held in Pennsylvania, and had upward of 200,000 attendees each year. On January 18th, word was received that the management of ESS decided to change the show rules at (for major shows) the last minute. They decided the political climate was right to prohibit Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) from the show. The response was immediate and massive, amplified by overwhelming grassroots support. Vendors bailed, even if it cost them thousands, in protest of this blatant politicization of the show. Cabela's, one...
  • List of Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 Legislation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein

    01/24/2013 7:05:57 PM PST · by FoxPro · 79 replies
  • Washington councilman walks out on council meeting because of citizen with Concealed Weapon (Video)

    01/24/2013 7:05:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
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  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • We March by Faith: God calls each of us to stand up for life

    01/24/2013 6:51:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    WAU.org ^ | January 2013 | Laura Mirchell
    We March by Faith God calls each of us to stand up for life. By: Laura Mitchell January 25, 2013, will bring hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. Tens of thousands more will attend companion events in other parts of the US. Some will carry signs, some will pray the rosary, and others will chant pro-life slogans. In Washington, the site of the oldest and largest rally, participants will walk through the streets, en route to the Supreme Court building. Despite the challenges of a midwinter outdoor event, the March is...
  • Fischer Backs President Obama's Gun Control Measures, but State Law Hampers City Efforts

    01/24/2013 6:50:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    wfpl.org ^ | January 24, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey
    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says President Obama's proposal for gun control laws are rational and that he'd like to see new legislation passed. But those comments are in stark contrast to a state law that is forcing changes to the city's definition of deadly weapons and now allow firearms to be carried in city-owned buildings. The mayor was in attendance for President Obama’s recent speech on gun control measures, but avoided direct support of any specific provisions. Last year, Louisville saw a 28 percent increase in homicides and the bulk of those were committed with handguns. Speaking at the Kentucky...
  • Hillary Clinton's Testimony on Benghazi Leaves Real Questions Unanswered

    01/24/2013 6:46:41 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2013 | Alex Newman
    Secretary of State Clinton came under fire in her congressional testimony on the Benghazigate scandal, but GOP lawmakers got few answers to their questions. Clinton Testimony on Benghazi Leaves Real Questions Unanswered The New American 24 January 2013 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under fire during and after her Jan. 23 congressional testimony on the scandal that has become known as Benghazigate, with Republican lawmakers asking some tough questions but getting little in the way of real answers. Indeed, the most serious concerns about the deadly attack on U.S. personnel in Libya remain as unaddressed today as they...
  • Panetta: ´Everyone Entitled to a Chance´ to be Combat Soldier in ´Gender Neutral´ Military

    01/24/2013 6:34:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/24/13 | Matt Cover
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that whether they are male or female "everyone is entitled to a chance" to become a combat soldier in a military that will now adopt "gender netural" standards. “If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job--and let me be clear, we’re not talking about reducing the qualifications for a job--if they can meet the qualifications for the job then they should have the right to serve,” Panetta said at a Pentagon press conference. The Defense Department announced today that it would rescind its 1994 policy restricting women
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on Defense Department Allowing Female Troops in Ground Combat

    01/24/2013 6:32:07 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Press Release - Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement on the news that the Department of Defense will lift the ban on women serving in ground combat roles: “As a twice-deployed combat veteran, I have a firsthand appreciation and understanding of the contributions women in uniform make every single day, all around the world. I have had the honor of serving with incredibly talented female soldiers who, if given the opportunity, would serve as great assets in our ground combat units. It is crucial that we shed light on the great value and opportunities...
  • Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness [ER admissions and deaths up by 25% since plastic bag ban]

    01/24/2013 6:31:52 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    papers.ssrn.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright
    Abstract: Recently, many jurisdictions have implemented bans or imposed taxes upon plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. San Francisco County was the first major US jurisdiction to enact such a regulation, implementing a ban in 2007. There is evidence, however, that reusable grocery bags, a common substitute for plastic bags, contain potentially harmful bacteria. We examine emergency room admissions related to these bacteria in the wake of the San Francisco ban. We find that ER visits spiked when the ban went into effect. Relative to other counties, ER admissions increase by at least one fourth, and deaths exhibit a similar...
  • A controversial theory explains why gold is no longer rising

    01/24/2013 6:29:46 PM PST · by arthurus · 37 replies
    The Daily Crux ^ | January 23, 2013 | Gonzalo Lira
    Why isn't gold higher? Two of the three reserve currencies of the world – the dollar and the yen – are on a relentless race to the bottom, and only recently have the Europeans figured out that they'd better start kicking the euro down, before they price themselves out of the global markets. With this general fiat currency devaluation, you would think that gold would be much, much higher than it is now. But gold isn't higher – it's drifting... Gold was on a relentless climb after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – with good reason: The markets collectively deduced...
  • 6 standing trial for Bell, Calif., corruption

    01/24/2013 6:27:33 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2013 | LINDA DEUTSCH | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A half dozen former officials of a scandal-ridden Southern California city heard a prosecutor paint them as thieves Thursday. But their lawyers told jurors in their trial that they were tireless workers for the good of the community of Bell. Defense attorneys said their clients are being wrongly blamed for the misdeeds of a city manager who ripped off the city treasury for millions and a city attorney who never advised them they were giving themselves illegally huge salaries. Ronald Kaye, who represents former council member George Cole, said Robert Rizzo kept council members in the...
  • Communists Cheer On Obama's Gun Grab

    01/24/2013 6:26:35 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 54 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2013 | William F. Jasper
    No surprise that the Communist Party USA, plus official voices from Communist China and Russia, endorse Obama's latest attacks on the 2nd Amendment. Communists Cheer On Obama’s Gun Grab The New American 24 January 2013 It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to “end gun violence.” A cardinal feature of communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in the hands of the State. In a...
  • Why are people so nice in the Deep South?

    01/24/2013 6:23:56 PM PST · by FoxPro · 231 replies
    01/24/2013
    I have lived in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for the past 5 years. I drove down to Huntsville, Alabama to work on some software, with a friend of mine. I have never been to the "deep South". I have been here for 24 hours. It is really a bit of a culture shock after spending a day sorting things out, here. Everybody is "Yes Sir" and "No Sir" with people differing to you with "Am I in your way?" and "Can I help you find something?" Well, this is exactly what happened to me today. I sat down to...
  • D.C. Man Who Used Gun to Save Kid from Dog Mauling May Be Charged

    01/24/2013 6:21:27 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    While liberal journalists like David Gregory and liberal politicians like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)* are able to bend and even break District of Columbia gun laws in service of promoting more stringent gun control laws, it's a far different story for apolitical Good Samaritans who use their guns to save lives. Andrea Noble of the Washington Times noted yesterday that a D.C. man could face numerous gun charges related to his discharge of his gun on Sunday to save an 11-year-old boy from being mauled to death by three pit bulls. D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face...