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  • The pilot who survived a Russian gulag and trekked 830 miles to India to fly Spitfires for the RAF

    02/02/2013 4:54:36 PM PST · by the scotsman · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd February 2013 | Leon Watson
    'A Polish war hero with an incredible story of survival during World War Two has died aged 91. Flight Lieutenant Czeslaw 'Tony' Rogers braved a 830-mile trek on foot across the Soviet Union's frozen wastes to India after being freed from a prison camp before eventually making it to Britain. He then became a decorated Spitfire and Lancaster bomber pilot who flew daring RAF missions against targets in Germany.'
  • 9-year-old Bronx boy fights for his life after being thrown off of building roof

    02/02/2013 4:50:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Dailly News ^ | 2/2/13 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    A 9-year-old boy was clinging to life after a callous teen neighbor chucked him off the roof of their five-story Bronx apartment building, cops said Saturday. The young boy, Freddy Martin, cried for his mother as soon as he landed on the cold concrete sidewalk in front of the Nelson Ave. building in Morris Heights about 8:30 p.m. Friday, neighbors said. “Mommy! Mommy!” the bloodied child wailed as he lay on the ground, unable to move.
  • NRA Adding More Than 10,000 New Members - Per Day! (Up 500,000 in a little over a month)

    02/02/2013 4:37:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has added 500,000 new members over the last month and a half. Jacqueline Otto, media liaison for the NRA, spoke to CNSNews.com and confirmed the new membership numbers: "We mark that [membership increase] from the, you know, Congressional calls for gun control and President Obama's executive orders and things like that. That's what's driving the increased membership." CNSNews.com asked: "That's approximately over what time span then?" "A month, month and a half," Otto said.
  • Mother Uses Gun To Protect Her Child From Armed Intruders

    02/02/2013 4:32:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    I'd like to dedicate this post to those who heckled Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women's Forum when she passionately explained why women want firearms to protect themselves and their children.Here is yet another example of exactly how spot on Gayle Trotter was in her testimony before Congress (h/t Hot Air). : Not only did this heroic mother exercise her right to defend herself and her child, she also made sure to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have protected that right over the centuries. Incredible.A suspect was later arrested in connection with the break-in after he showed up...
  • FL:Man who held suspected hit-and-run driver at gunpoint describes that night

    02/02/2013 4:20:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Charles Broward, Dana Treen
    When John Avery II saw a pickup truck fleeing after hitting a pedestrian at a Jacksonville intersection Wednesday night, he wasn’t just going to let the motorist get away. “I thought he had actually killed the guy.” Avery said Thursday. “I just felt there was no way in the world that he should be able to drive away from an accident where somebody died.” Avery, 44, followed the truck to a nearby parking lot and used his gun to apprehend the driver, holding him until police arrived.
  • WV:Homeowner Holds Alleged Burglar at Gunpoint

    02/02/2013 4:16:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 31 January, 2012 | NA
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A gun toting homeowner took matters into his own hands when he found an alleged burglar in his house. The incident happened at home in 1000 block of 23rd Street in Huntington late Tuesday night. Huntington Police say they arrived at the house to find the homeowner holding John Allen Bryan, 37, of Huntington at gunpoint. According to the criminal complaint, the man came home to find the front door wide open, the back door kicked open, and Bryan going through his belongings inside the house.
  • As Adam Zachs' Lawyer Seeks To Overturn Conviction, Murder Weapon Can't Be Found

    02/02/2013 4:14:42 PM PST · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 1, 2013 | DAVID OWENS
    VERNON— — The Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun that Adam Zachs used to murder Peter Carone in West Hartford a quarter century ago is missing. Zachs' new lawyer, Aaron J. Romano of Bloomfield, hopes the judge who will consider Zachs' habeas corpus claim will take note of the missing weapon as he or she considers whether the 60-year prison sentence Zachs is serving is proper. Romano is seeking to overturn Zachs' 1988 conviction for murder. He is claiming that Zachs did not get the lawyer of his choice and that the trial attorney he ended up with was ineffective...
  • Apartment Complex Bans Soldier’s Small Flag Display

    02/02/2013 4:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Christopher Agee
    Just months after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, U.S. Army National Guard veteran Tyler Barge was embroiled in another fight defending the American flag. This time, it involves the management of his Salem, Va. apartment complex. A small American flag, displayed in a cup of dirt on his patio wall, is a violation of the building’s code, he was told. Barge received a notice informing him he must remove the flag, along with a few other items – a broom and table, for instance – deemed inappropriate.
  • IN:Police: Fort Wayne homeowner shoots at armed burglar

    02/02/2013 4:10:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    news-sentinel.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Christian Sheckler
    A Fort Wayne homeowner fired multiple shots at an armed burglar Friday morning, police said. Officers responded at about 10:22 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress, with possible shots fired, at a home in the 1600 block of Emerson Avenue, just north of Spring Street, said Fort Wayne Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Brooks. When police arrived, they learned that a male resident had discovered a man breaking into the home and opened fire at the would-be burglar, Brooks said. "The resident observed a male white in his house that was armed with a handgun and shot at...
  • UT:Layton homeowner shoots at burglary suspect (video)

    02/02/2013 4:07:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    standard.net ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Scott Schwebke
    LAYTON — A burglary suspect who was fired upon by a homeowner has been taken into custody by police in Layton. The suspect was identified as Robert Santos Cruz, 47, of the Salt Lake City area, said Lt. Shawn Horton. The incident happened around 4 p.m. at a home at 2536 E. Gentile, near Valley View Golf Course. Neighbors identified the homeowner as Clare Niederhauser. Around 4 p.m., the homeowner came home and saw a green four-door vehicle parked in front of the house. The driver was a woman, and there was an older male passenger. The driver began honking...
  • Modern Democratic ‘Fire-Eaters’

    02/02/2013 4:06:18 PM PST · by DaveCooper · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 2, 2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    The outrageous rhetoric and threats coming from some Democrats demonstrates the necessity of the Second Amendment. In the period immediately before the Civil War, the most ferocious rhetoric came out of the mouths of Southern Democrats who were soon known as “fire-eaters.” They got that nickname because of the strength of their rhetoric in support of slavery and their willingness to talk about secession as a response to the possibility of abolitionists gaining influence in Congress, and even winning the White House. The louder and more ferocious speeches they gave, the stronger the abolitionist position seemed to become. Today,...
  • MI:Martin Luther King Jr. High School coach shoots attackers

    02/02/2013 4:03:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    (WXYZ) - Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot. Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources. The man who shot the attackers was 70 years old, according to...
  • 'We Are Undocumented And Unafraid, Because This Is What We Learned In School'

    02/02/2013 4:02:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The most disturbing thing is that she's probably right . . . On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show this morning, Cristina Jiménez, leader of United We Dream, an organization that advocates on behalf of illegal immigrant youth, declared "we are undocumented and unafraid, because this is what we learned in school." In American schools of today, dominated by government employee unions, she's likely only too accurate about what's being taught. View the video here.
  • The Biggest Loser

    02/02/2013 3:56:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Peter Schiff
    In Switzerland, it's not just the clocks that are cuckoo. Over the past four years Swiss politicians and central bankers have gone on an unprecedented buying spree of foreign exchange reserves. In 2012, their cache swelled to as much as $420 billion worth of various currencies, primarily the euro. This figure is a seven-fold increase since 2008 and equates to 70% of the country's annual GDP. The sum translates to $200,000 per family of four, enough to keep the Swiss in clocks, chocolates, and fondue for many years to come. The Swiss leadership will claim the money has been "invested"...
  • Will the Boy Scouts Give In? (Interesting facts the media has neglected to divulge on the topic)

    02/02/2013 3:53:56 PM PST · by NYer · 38 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 1, 2013 | ELIZABETH YANK
    Say it isn’t so! Not the Boy Scouts. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. I opened my e-mail and found an urgent request from the Family Research Council to call the Boy Scouts. http://www.frc.org/alert/breaking-news-will-the-boy-scouts-stand-up-to-bullies The Boy Scouts were “considering” revising their policy of allowing active homosexuals to participate as scouts and leaders.A statement released from the national leadership of the Boy Scouts stated they were “discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.” They were going to defer membership requirements to local groups.What are the contributing factors to the Boy Scouts considering caving into...
  • Last Hurrah for Jobs?

    02/02/2013 3:42:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    The establishment survey reported a gain of  157,000 job this month. However, for the third consecutive month, the household survey is much weaker than the headline number. The household survey shows a gain of a mere 17,000 jobs. Last month the household survey gained only 28,000 jobs. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9%. As measured by the household survey (the basis for the reported unemployment number) the number of unemployed rose by 126,000. Note: The BLS did not produce its usual collection of graphs today that I normally include in this report.  I was scrambling to find them but the...
  • Obama Fake Gun Photo

    02/02/2013 3:33:36 PM PST · by wredlich · 82 replies
    Stop Wasting Money ^ | 2/2/2013 | Warren Redlich
    After a mini-controversy about a claim from President Obama that he shoots clay pigeons at Camp David, the White House released a photo of “Obama” shooting a $2500 Browning Citori shotgun. Problem: It doesn’t look like the President’s watch. And that leaves aside why the President is shooting a fancy Japanese-made gun instead of a down-to-earth Mossberg or Remington.
  • AS THE TEA PARTY GOES, SO GOES AMERICA

    02/02/2013 3:31:30 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 2 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | February 2, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    The Left has attempted to smear the Tea Party Movement as Obama's communist god, Saul Alinsky, taught them in "Rules for Radicals." Rule #12: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." The dirty little secret is that all attacks against the Tea Party Movement are an attack against America itself...
  • Flee, Save and Hide

    02/02/2013 3:28:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Charles Payne
    There is a serious scramble in this country to keep hard-earned money. Sure, the media points out the nation reelected President Obama and his agenda of high taxes and slow growth, but the majority of earners are voting in a different manner. They are seeking new places to live and putting money into the bank or under the mattress. Ironically, more and more are coming to the stock market knowing gains will be hijacked, but the net might still be better than low interest rates coupled with a dilapidated currency. Last week Phil Michelson was pilloried by the national media...
  • Funeral Etiquette: Why Bringing a Funeral Procession through a Burger Drive-thru is a Bad Idea

    02/02/2013 3:23:55 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 1, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below shows “American tacky” in all its glory. A man who loved Burger King dies and his family honors him by taking the funeral procession through the Burger King “drive thru.” Free Burgers for all on the way to the Cemetery, hearse and all.I’ve seen worse, I have to admit. Probably at the top of the list is and “Funeral Home Drive- thru” where the deceased is actually on display in a window. No need to get out of your car and actually visit the family. No, that’s too much trouble and lacks the kind of convenience we...