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  • Gun buyback in downtown Seattle draws big crowd (funded by

    01/27/2013 12:19:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning for a gun buyback in Seattle. One man even brought a rocket launcher. He said it had already been used and could not do any harm. Mason Vranish said he bought it from a man for $100, but within seconds police took it off his hands. “Their reason was even though it was single time use item it is still military property concern that a soldier had stolen it from the base or whatever and it wasn't theirs to own... so it somehow ended up in the civilian market illegally,” said Vranish. Officers...
  • What We Don’t Know Is Killing Us

    01/27/2013 12:18:09 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | January 26, 2013 | Editorial
    In one of the 23 executive actions on gun control signed this month, President Obama instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal science agencies to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence. He called on Congress to aid that effort by providing $10 million for the C.D.C. in the next budget round and $20 million to expand the federal reporting system on violent deaths to all 50 states, from the current 18. That Mr. Obama had to make such a decree at all is a measure of the power of the gun lobby,...
  • Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety (E-mail the Rats)

    01/27/2013 12:13:28 PM PST · by raybbr · 12 replies
    Connecticut Government ^ | 1/27/2013 | raybbr
    Bipartisan Task Force On Gun Violence Prevention And Children's Safety Schedules Hearings A special bipartisan task force recently announced by legislative leaders and charged with developing recommendations designed to reduce gun violence, enhance school safety and increase access to mental health care has scheduled a series of public hearings. There will be a public hearing focusing on school safety on January 25 at 9:30 a.m., a gun safety hearing on January 28 at 10:00 a.m., and a hearing on mental health issues January 29 at 10:30 a.m., all in room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. A fourth...
  • What Language is Spoken at Sandy Hook?(TRANSLATION NEEDED)

    01/27/2013 12:08:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jan 27 2013 | Veracity4Truth
    Can anyone translate the foreign language part of this?
  • The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

    01/27/2013 12:05:23 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ryan Smit
    The Wall Street Journal OPINION January 23, 2013, 7:01 p.m. ET Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat A Pentagon push to mix the sexes ignores how awful cheek-by-jowl life is on the battlefield. By RYAN SMITH America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics...
  • Jonbenet Ramsey murder: Grand Jury Voted to Indict Parents, Former DA Refused To Sign

    01/27/2013 12:05:08 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    The Denver ^ | Last Updated: 10 minutes ago
    Posted: 01/27/2013 Last Updated: 10 minutes ago Anica Padilla Anica Padilla | Email Me BOULDER, Colo. - A grand jury investigating Jonbenet Ramsey's death voted to indict her parents on child abuse resulting in death in 1999, according to an exclusive report by our partners at The Boulder Daily Camera. However, then-Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment and prosecute the case, the Camera reports. Hunter reportedly believed he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The 6-year-old beauty queen was found dead in her home on Christmas night in 1996. Police initially suspected family members,...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Solomon and Sheba" (1959)

    01/27/2013 12:04:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | King Vidor
    Today's feature is director King Vidor's final film "Solomon and Sheba". It's not the most accurate Biblical epic made but it does make a great vehicle for the gorgeous Gina Lollobrigida(of whom I am a big fan) back in her prime. Interestingly enough, Solomon was originally played by Tyrone Power but he died during filming and Yul Brynner replaced him. Supposedly, Power's footage appears in some scenes though I do not know which one. As with all Hollywood Bible pics, enjoy but read the book also-1 Kings 10:1-13 and 2 Chronicles 9:1-12
  • Group of male German soldiers developing breasts from drill training

    01/27/2013 12:00:32 PM PST · by driftdiver · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | foxnews
    A group of male German soldiers are experiencing an extremely bizarre health ailment – growing unexpected new body parts. The highly ranked military guards battalion, known for performing drill demonstrations at major events, are growing breasts on just one side of their bodies, Medical Daily reported. The soldiers – part of the Wachbataillon unit – are suffering from a condition called one-sided gynecomastia, and it’s a result of how the soldiers are performing their drills. Seventy-four percent of the soldiers have been diagnosed with gynecomastia, after complaining of growths on the left side of their bodies.
  • Abrams On ‘Star Wars’: ‘Surreal’ And ‘Exciting’

    01/27/2013 11:59:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    AP) ^ | January 27, 2013 10:27 AM
    J.J. Abrams calls getting assigned to direct the seventh live-action “Star Wars” film “as surreal as it is exciting.” The director-producer-writer spoke with a handful of media outlets on the red carpet before darting into the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night. Abrams also is proving to be a go-to director of successful new films for long-established franchises, such as “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible.” Last week, Lucasfilm officially announced Abrams’ hiring for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which has a tentative release date of 2015. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas personally endorsed Abrams in a statement: “I’ve consistently been impressed...
  • Effort to abolish local sheriffs a stealth federal power grab?

    01/27/2013 11:54:28 AM PST · by bkopto · 37 replies
    Cyber Tribe Network ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Anthony Martin
    A news report has been quietly making its way around the alternative media, under the radar screen, concerning a Delaware legal decision to strip county sheriffs of their arrest powers in the state. The mainstream media has not reported the story, but the son of Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as Attorney General for the state of Delaware, has issued a mandate to county commissioners informing them that sheriffs in the state's three counties no longer have arrest powers. When the information reached this reporter late yesterday evening, further investigation revealed that there is a nationwide effort to strip...
  • Connecticut Gun Sales Brisk, Mirroring National Trend (Up 71%)

    01/27/2013 11:50:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Connecticut's retail gun sales, mirroring a national trend, have been so busy that some store owners are keeping waiting lists for some firearms and noting dwindling inventory for others. "We're out of about everything," said Bob Farr, the owner of Connecticut Firearms and Tactical in Orange. He said that demand and orders picked up right after the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. "[The manufacturers] won't even give us a ship date." In December, Connecticut gun stores sold more than 19,400 firearms, according to data from the Connecticut State Police, up 71 percent from the previous...
  • Comprehensive immigration plan coming this week: McCain (RINO Amnesty push starts Tuesday!)

    01/27/2013 11:47:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/27/13 | Reuters
    Leading Democratic and Republican senators said on Sunday there were encouraging signs in the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws - a top priority for President Obama's second term - and they would introduce their plan this week. -snip- McCain said the political aspect of immigration reform should sway any Republicans who object to a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. "We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours, for a variety of reasons, and we've got to understand that," he said. McCain said change also was needed because "we can't go on forever with...
  • Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns

    01/27/2013 11:33:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>"John Laigaie III of Bellingham, a retired Army master sergeant, lays out the revolvers and rifles he and two other friends purchased on the periphery of the Seattle Police Department's gun buy back event in Downtown Seattle, Saturday January 26, 2013. Laigaie and his friends are advocates of gun rights, and affiliated with the website They spent approximately $500 on the lot, which they estimate to have a value of near $2,000. Many independent gun buyers and sellers on the periphery of the official buy back were helped by long wait times and Seattle Police closing the line to the buy back hours early after running out of Amazon gift cards to exchange for firearms."</p>
  • ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation

    01/27/2013 11:17:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations (commentary follows with full transcript at end of post): Raddatz began the interview asking Menendez about what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had previously said on the program concerning immigration. She followed this up by asking Menendez what he wanted to hear from the President about this issue....
  • Duran Duran's Simon LeBon: "Westeners should put recession into perspective."

    01/27/2013 11:06:01 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 69 replies
    OK! Magazine ^ | 1/27/13
    Pop star SIMON LE BON has urged Westerners to gain a level of "perspective" over the economic slump, insisting problems in Europe and the U.S. are minimal compared to the issues facing Africa. The Duran Duran frontman has spoken out to share his views on the global recession and admits he is baffled by complaints from affluent families who need to tighten their belt. He tells The Times, "We have to put this economic slump into perspective. Even though the recession might be tough on us in the West, we have to get through it and should remember how people...
  • Spreading the G.O.L.D.: U.S. to Spark Small Biz Growth

    01/27/2013 11:03:17 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Small businesses soon can expect a boost of support from the Obama Administration, which is launching the Growth Oriented Local Development, or GOLD, program -- in the Southeastern European nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) last week alerted vendors to potential program-contracting opportunities via a presolicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located during routine database research. Despite an end to civil war fifteen years ago -- and in spite of about $8 billion in post-conflict, international donor support -- that nation continues to lag "behind its neighbors’ political and economic progress," USAID...
  • TX:Investigator: Lufkin man involved in wreck/shooting fired back in self-defense

    01/27/2013 10:53:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 25 January, 2013 | JESSICA COOLEY
    A Lufkin man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in a Wednesday afternoon point-blank shootout was defending himself, according to an Angelina County investigator. Unlike Benjamin Bogany, 30, and Destini Williams, 23, who were both in another vehicle, Andrew Netherton, 30, has not been charged with aggravated assaulted with a deadly weapon following the Wednesday afternoon incident on Winston 8 Ranch Road near Hammer Equipment off Highway 59 north.
  • McLoud homeowner shoots intruder

    01/27/2013 10:50:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 26 January, 2013 | NA
    A suspect who was shot by a McLoud homeowner during a reported overnight burglary remained hospitalized Friday.
  • Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants Clears First Hurdle ( Colorado )

    01/27/2013 10:49:46 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | January 25, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    DENVER– Once again cheers and applause erupted under the golden dome when a bill to award in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote. The aye votes were cast by five Democrats and a Republican – state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs. “We have a great piece of legislation that will finally garner bipartisan support in the general assembly,” declared state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), a sponsor of Senate Bill 33. It’s the seventh attempt over the past 11 years to pass a bill granting in-state tuition to illegal students....
  • Durbin: Benghazi hearings one of Clinton’s ‘finer moments’

    01/27/2013 10:48:06 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-27-2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    January 27, 2013 Durbin: Benghazi hearings one of Clinton’s ‘finer moments’ Ben Wolfgang A top Senate Democrat believes Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s duel appearances last week on Capitol Hill, in which she clashed with Republicans over the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attacks, will go down in history as one of the secretary of state’s “finer moments.” “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has done an extraordinary job for this country. It’ll be recognized by history. This was one of her finer moments,” Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat and member of the Senate Foreign...
  • PA:Police: burglar held at gunpoint by homeowner

    01/27/2013 10:46:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 26 January, 2013 | Katie Mae Bassler
    LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A suspected burglar was held at gunpoint by a homeowner before being taken into custody by police. Officers said that 22-year-old Jean Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez broke into a home on the 300 block of Mill Street in Lancaster earlier this week.
  • Illinois Gov. To Sign Bill Into Law Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

    01/27/2013 10:42:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 27, 2013 | Nadine Natour
    Illinois Gov. To Sign Bill Into Law Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants by Nadine Natour 01/27/2013 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will sign a bill into law today that grants hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants the right to drive. The new law makes Illinois the fourth state to allow driver’s licenses or permits for undocumented immigrants and comes ahead of President Obama’s expected announcement on a plan for comprehensive immigration reform expected on Tuesday. Quinn and the bipartisan supporters of the legislation say the measure will improve traffic safety in the state. “This new law will ensure every motorist...
  • CA:Attempted robbery suspect shot by his alleged victim in Gardena

    01/27/2013 10:41:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 26 January, 2013 | NA
    GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Gardena police say an attempted robbery suspect was shot by his alleged victim on Saturday evening. Police said the suspect approached an off-duty security guard around 6:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Rosecrans Avenue while simulating a handgun and demanding property from the victim. Investigators said the victim feared for his life. He shot the suspect once in the stomach.
  • Sarah Palin Won’t Run (she will whole piece...great article)

    01/27/2013 10:41:14 AM PST · by Kolath · 24 replies
    Mark America ^ | 1/27/2013 | Mark America
    I’m accustomed to being the odd man out when it comes to political opinions, and I’ve become accustomed to taking some flak on that basis. I’ve read a number of very good articles offering the reasons why Sarah Palin should run for President, and given her departure from Fox News, there are many who are already speculating about a 2016 Palin run for high office. Various writers have mentioned her blue-collar appeal, her record of fighting corruption, and her ability to stand apart from her party when doing that which is right had demanded it. As a campaigner, she’s an...
  • Arizona sheriffs say NO to executive orders and laws on gun control

    01/27/2013 10:33:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 26 January, 2013 | Jake Jones
    As the war on gun ownership widens, two more sheriffs have said that they will not enforce any law, or executive order that they deem unconstitutional. It was reported by Infowars yesterday, Jan. 25, 2013 that Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu who was recently re-elected to that office by his constituents told the president that he will not obey any law created by a presidential “executive order.” He did this in a letter to the president, in which he told President Obama that, “The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen. You are not...
  • Kerry Defends President Obama's Unilateral War-Making in Libya

    01/27/2013 10:33:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Forty years ago, John Kerry, currently a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and President Obama's nominee to take over as Secretary of State, denounced US bombing of Cambodia. More recently, he has excused President Obama's bombing of Libya. “How are these two instances different?” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) asked at Kerry's confirmation hearing. “Weren't both acts of war taken without Congressional authority? Doesn't the Constitution vest the war-making power in Congress?” “The issue is a complex one with many nuances,” Kerry replied. “In an effort to simplify it for you, let me point out that the bombing of Cambodia took place...
  • The Administration 's New Fronts in the War on Women (Clinton & Benghazi)

    01/27/2013 10:31:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, the administration that rode to a second term decrying a fictitious war on women by the opposition, opened real fronts on the war on women, perpetuating feminism's worst inconsistencies through its contradictory programs and in the words and deeds of the avatar of these inconsistencies, Hillary Clinton, the "Athena" of low information women voters. Only CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson by her persistence and competence keeps me from burying my head in shame. As the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper noticed, there was a serious disconnect this week in the administration's approach to women. On the one hand, the president's...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: The World's Elites Declares The Global Economic Crisis To Be Over

    01/27/2013 10:29:23 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-27-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    IT'S OFFICIAL: The World's Elites Declares The Global Economic Crisis To Be Over Joe WeisenthalJanuary 27, 2013We've been saying for awhile that the age of crisis was coming to an end, but the world's elites have finally made it official. The economic crisis is over. From Peter Coy and BusinessWeek: The hive mind of Davos has concluded that the financial crisis is done, finished. The new worry: a bubble in the credit markets. There is no official declaration, or even a formal survey. But the chatter at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is about the end of the...
  • Use WPA2, not WEP(vanity)

    01/27/2013 10:23:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    self | 1/27/2013 | Self
    I was viewing some of my neighbors' wi-fi connections on my tablet computer and noticed that most are using the outdated WEP network security standard. This was deemed to be insecure a decade ago and was replaced by the WPA and, later, the WPA2 security standard. Someone in "listening range" of a wi-fi hotspot using the WEP encryption standard could, potentially, break into the network relatively easily and disrupt it. Many internet service providers (ISP) still provide WEP as the default, but they are now required to also provide WPA. So it is a good idea to insure that your...
  • Judge rejects prosecution motion to bar public from Reese hearing

    01/27/2013 10:14:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 January, 2013 | David Codrea
    A court order filed yesterday and obtained by Gun Rights Examiner in the case of U.S. vs. Reese has denied a motion by the prosecution to seal a hearing from the public. Defendants Rick and Terri Reese and son Ryin, New Mexico gun dealers jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, and who have since had conspiracy and money laundering charges against them dismissed, have filed a motion for a new trial after being convicted of, as Jeff Knox of the Firearms Coalition described it, “the comparatively minor charge of lying on gun sales forms -- even though...
  • PHOTO with Article of Police Robot (RoboCop) May, 1924

    01/27/2013 10:11:10 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Robocop c. 1924
  • Senate Immigration Proposal To Include Pathway To Citizenship [Big Win For Obama!]

    01/27/2013 10:07:32 AM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 27, 2013 | Abby Phillip
    By Abby Phillip Jan 27, 2013 Senate Immigration Proposal To Include Pathway To Citizenship Two senators at the center of negotiations over comprehensive immigration reform, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said on Sunday that a pathway to citizenship is an essential component of a comprehensive reform bill. “That has to be also part of it,” McCain told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week” when asked whether a pathway to citizenship would be a component of reform. “There’s a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle including, maybe more importantly on the Republican side of...
  • Gun control advocates march as nation reels from school shootings

    01/27/2013 10:06:28 AM PST · by libstripper · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Emily Schmidt
    Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence. On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."
  • Philadelphia Gun Show Will Go On, And Will Include Assault Weapons

    01/27/2013 10:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    CBS News (Philly) ^ | 01/25/2013 | Mike DeNardo and Jericka Duncan
    A Philadelphia gun show is on for this weekend, even as a Harrisburg show is postponed after exhibitors balked at a ban on assault weapons. Unlike the Harrisburg show (see related story), the Philadelphia show — Saturday and Sunday at the National Guard Armory — includes semi-automatic weapons. "Those weapons are available here,” says Dave Zeller, a spokesman for Appalachian Promotions, which produces the show. “The dealers that we have are licensed both by the federal government and the State of Pennsylvania.”
  • Durbin: Senate immigration plan will be comprehensive, include citizenship path

    01/27/2013 10:00:31 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) on Sunday revealed key details about a bipartisan immigration-reform plan, saying the legislation would be comprehensive and would include a pathway to citizenship. Durbin said the group of six senators was working on a comprehensive approach to the issue, as opposed to moving individual elements piecemeal and was optimistic they were close to their goal. “Sitting in these meetings with three Democrats and three Republicans, working on this immigration issue has been as encouraging as the rules vote on Thursday night,” Durbin said on “Fox News Sunday”, referencing a bipartisan agreement in the Senate last...
  • 1994 Redux: Will Treasury and Mortgage Rates Rise Sharply Again?

    01/27/2013 9:59:23 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I was interviewed by Fox News correspondent James Rosen last week on the impact of rising interest rates on the consumers. Apparently, recent increases in Treasury yields is getting attention from the media. In a flash, I thought back to 1994 when Clinton was President. The US had just come out of a recession and The Fed had been lowering the Fed Funds rate rapidly to spur economic growth. The Effective Fed Funds rate hit bottom in December 2003 as the Real GDP growth rate had hit 5.28% (annualized) in Q4 of 2003. Fearing an overheating economy, The Fed put...
  • Holocaust remembrance

    01/27/2013 9:58:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    politico ^ | 1/27/13 | POLITICO Staff
    The United States, along with the international community, resolves to stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity, and stay true to the principle of “Never Again.”
  • “Stand Up! Step Up! Speak Up, Dammit!”

    01/27/2013 9:56:49 AM PST · by Daffynition · 4 replies
    CCDL ^ | CCDL
    Testimony For Monday’s Hearing Now Online Posted on January 26, 2013 by Chris Some of testimony already submitted for Monday’s Task Force Hearing on gun violence is now online. You may read it here. There are only about 170 there so far, and it’s a mix of pro and anti gun control. Unless every other gun owner in the state plans on attending the hearing Monday in person, there should be several hundred thousand more in support of our rights then I see there, Again I remind you to “Stand Up! Step Up! Speak Up, Dammit!”.This might be the only chance you get...
  • Obama goes skeet shooting 'all the time'

    01/27/2013 9:49:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    politico ^ | 1/27/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Barack Obama says he has not only fired a gun, but has done it regularly. "In fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," the president told The New Republic. "Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. "And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake."
  • Most Recent Column From Fr. Rutler [Military Chaplains]

    01/27/2013 9:47:43 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Church of Our Saviour Newsletter ^ | 1/27/13 | Fr. George Rutler
    The Geneva Convention’s classification of military chaplains as noncombatants has traditionally been interpreted in the United States to mean that chaplains normally do not carry weapons. This often puts them in precarious positions when they are in war zones. Over four hundred chaplains have been killed in the line of duty. Catholic chaplains are especially exposed to dangerous situations by their obligation to administer Absolution and Anointing. They have received every kind of decoration for valor, and seven have been awarded the Medal of Honor. All four chaplains awarded the Medal since the Civil War have been Catholic. Among them,...
  • Ex-deputy at jail gets probation for attack

    01/27/2013 9:43:48 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 4 replies
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | 1/27/2013 | logi_cal869
    These Four WallsA little bird dropped a News item  in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events. It’s no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/27/2013 9:39:22 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/13 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON -- A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, the latest twist in a high-profile murder that went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of the intern's romantic relationship with a California congressman. The meetings, held sporadically behind closed doors at the courthouse over the last several weeks, raise questions about what comes next in a criminal case that appeared resolved by the 2010 conviction of Ingmar Guandique. The illegal immigrant from El Salvador is now serving a 60-year prison sentence in Levy's death,...
  • McCain to GOP: Accept path to citizenship In immigration-"reform" bill

    01/27/2013 9:37:31 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 56 replies
    Yes John, creating millions of new Democrat voters demanding free stuff is absolutely what the GOP needs - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that the Republican Party has to accept a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants as part of an immigration-reform package. McCain said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that a group of bipartisan senators would be announcing “principles” on immigration reform this week, which he said was similar to a plan unveiled during President George W. Bush’s second term that ultimately failed. McCain said there’s one big reason that his party has to loosen its opposition to providing...
  • India test-fires ballistic missile from underwater platform

    01/27/2013 9:32:59 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Moving a step closer to completing its nuclear triad, India today successfully test-fired a ballistic missile, wit a strike range of around 1500 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. "The medium range K-5 ballistic missile was test-fired successfully today from an underwater pontoon and all parameters of the test firing were met," DRDO chief VK Saraswat told PTI from the undisclosed test area. Nuclear triad is the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. Saraswat said that the development phase of the K-5 missile, which is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), was over and...
  • Kissinger: Obama primed to create "New World Order"

    01/27/2013 9:30:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 01/06/2009 at 9:07 PM | Drew Zahn
    Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of “a New World Order,” according to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon.
  • French, Malians secure Timbuktu in rebel-held north

    01/27/2013 9:26:02 AM PST · by procrustes · 3 replies
    BAMAKO/SEVARE, Mali (Reuters) - French and Malian troops were on Sunday restoring government control over the fabled Saharan trading town of Timbuktu, the latest gain in a fast-moving French-led offensive against al Qaeda-allied fighters occupying northern Mali. The Islamist militant rebels have pulled back northwards to avoid relentless French air strikes that have destroyed their bases, vehicles and weapons, allowing French and Malian troops to advance rapidly with air support and armored vehicles. A Malian military source told Reuters the French and Malian forces reached "the gates of Timbuktu" late on Saturday without meeting resistance from the Islamist insurgents who...
  • Obama suggests Republicans unwilling to compromise in gun control debate

    01/27/2013 9:25:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor listen to the American public on the issue. “The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic. Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of...
  • Bank pushes to EVICT 23-year-old squatter [from] $2.5MILLION waterfront mansion

    01/27/2013 9:23:07 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 26, 2013 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Andre Barbosa may soon have to pack up and leave the palatial home he has been occupying in Boca Raton, Florida. The 23-year-old Brazilian national has been squatting at the $2.5million waterfront estate on Golden Harbour Drive since the summer, infuriating all the neighbors in the process. Barbosa, originally from the neighboring Pompano Beach, has been threatening to use an obscure real estate law that allows people to claim a property as their own if they stay there for seven years. No one witnessed Barbosa breaking into the 7,522-squae foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom waterfront home, so he cannot be arrested. But...
  • Drug link to school slaughter

    01/27/2013 9:19:16 AM PST · by simka · 12 replies
    A correlation of legal drug use to recent school attacks
  • Austin Gun Show Sat 1-26

    01/27/2013 9:17:19 AM PST · by woerm · 3 replies
    Was at the Austin Gun Show yesterday, got there at about 1pm there was a line out the door into the parking lot. was in line 30min or so. Lots of AR-AK platforms several folks selling mags (in parking lot). Inside lots of AR-AK deals, Folks were shelling out cash like there was no tomorrow. Ammo was $hocking, I tell you $hocking. I have been to several Austin shows in the last year or so this was the first one where I had to stand in line just to get in. Sorry no pics but it looks like 0(zerotm) is...