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  • TX: 911 Dispatcher can give bad advice

    03/04/2015 3:56:57 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The quality of the operator that you contact with a 911 call varies greatly.  Some departments start their officers as dispatchers, so that they understand what is happening on the other end of the line;  in some jurisdictions, the job is a political plum to be awarded; in others the position is a heavily protected union  job.  In many departments, the person answering the 911 call is a dispatcher; in others there are separate operators that hand the call to dispatchers.  In all cases, the operator or dispatcher is not there with you; they do not know what you...
  • Today's Toons 3/4/15

    03/04/2015 3:51:20 AM PST · by pookie18 · 2 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 3/4/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Hillary's email server traced to Internet service registered to NY home (she used pseudonym)

    03/04/2015 3:42:04 AM PST · by Liz · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/4 15 | STAFF
    The computer server transmitting and receiving Hillary Clinton's emails traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, NY, according to Internet records reviewed by AP (Hillary emailed on a private account she used exclusively for official business as secretary of state). More recently it was learned she used private email accounts exclusively....... and had more than one. The highly unusual practice would have given Clinton impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It distinguishes Clinton's secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than other politicians. Clinton has not described her motivation for using...
  • NATO Says Russia Moving Its Weapons Systems In Crimea; Russian Cyber Threat Against US

    03/04/2015 3:42:00 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 2 replies
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | 3 Mar 15 | Reissa Su
    Russia is reportedly turning Crimea into a military base against NATO forces. NATO General Philip Breedlove said it was Russia’s attempt to project “power” deep in the Black Sea. Breedlove has revealed in a conference on Feb. 25 that NATO has seen Crimea transform in “fairly significant ways” as far as weapons systems, USNI reports. The NATO commander said Crimea has several weapons systems ranging from air defence systems that can reach almost half of the Black Sea to surface attack systems.
  • Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander

    03/04/2015 3:38:38 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 1 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 3 Mar 15 | Unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on Tuesday. The Russian forces are made up of military advisers, weapons operators and combat troops, Hodges said in a speech in Berlin, adding that a further 29,000 soldiers were stationed in the Crimea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year. In addition, 50,000 troops are positioned on the Russian side of the border with Ukraine in case the separatists suffer a severe setback and the Ukrainian army gains the upper hand, Hodges said.
  • When Free Institutions Fail.

    03/04/2015 3:12:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Five hundred years ago, Machiavelli wrote how governing institutions designed for FreeRepublics were not only unsuited for corrupted republics, they eventually served to enforce tyranny. His prescience was on display yesterday in the US Congress. Designed in 1787 as the consensual law making body of a free people and their states, Congress joined in tyrannical partnership with President Obama. Under cover of the reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s fabulous speech against Obama’s nefarious plans for Iran and against peace, the Speaker of the House brought a “clean” DHS funding bill to the floor for a vote. In support of Obama’s lawless...
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 4, 2015

    03/04/2015 3:03:57 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - possibly sometime this month! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • When media, journalism diverge [navel gazing by the Left]

    03/04/2015 2:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    News Journal - Longview TX ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    You’ll have to excuse some of my journalism colleagues. They’re not themselves lately. When someone is attacked by a mob of critics, we’re not supposed to pile on additional and unnecessary criticism. It used to be unseemly to beat a dead horse; now it’s how too many in the Fourth Estate spend much of their time — especially if the horse is really an elephant. All too often the folks who get piled on by the media are conservatives and Republicans. People like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. In a previous incarnation as a reporter for CBS News many years ago,...
  • A guide to keeping the political news as reported by our newspapers (Media) in perspective

    03/04/2015 2:44:47 AM PST · by raybbr · 2 replies
    Comments in Yahoo ^ | 3/3/2015 | HY
    HY 13 hours ago19 276 A guide to keeping the political news as reported by our newspapers (Media) in perspective: 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. 2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. 3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles 4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    03/04/2015 2:43:58 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • Perry to Clinton: 'Where's your loyalty?'

    03/04/2015 2:43:49 AM PST · by South40 · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 FEB 2015 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Rick Perry says the Hillary Clinton's namesake family foundation's acceptance of foreign countries' contributions while she served as secretary of state poses a huge problem for her expected presidential campaign. The former Texas governor and widely-expected Republican 2016 candidate said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash that the contributions reported in recent weeks to the Clinton Foundation call the Democratic frontrunner's loyalty into question. "I think it falls flat in the face of the American people when it comes to, are you going to trust an individual who has taken that much money from a foreign source? Where's your...
  • Why Vote Republican?

    03/04/2015 2:40:26 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brian C Joondeph
    Republicans, fresh from landslide victories in congressional, state, and local elections, were well-positioned to flex their newfound muscle by re-establishing constitutional checks and balances on an overzealous executive branch. Instead, Senate Majority Leader McConnell folded like a cheap suit, abandoning efforts to defund President Obama’s amnesty efforts. Tell me again why we need Republican majorities in Congress. Why can’t Senator McConnell trigger the same “nuclear option” now? What about Obamacare? It remains alive and well despite Republican promises to “repeal and replace.”The latest excuse from Republican leadership is that they need the White House before they can accomplish anything. Really?...
  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

    03/04/2015 2:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Herb Kenion
    ....pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions. He also said that he presented a case for not lifting sanctions until the Iranians stop its hostile actions against neighboring countries and stop threatening to annihilate Israel. Netanyahu said that the responses he heard from both Republicans and Democrats were encouraging and that his impression was that they both understand why this is a bad deal. On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday...
  • 18th-Dynasty Tomb Discovered in Luxor

    03/04/2015 2:23:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | editors
    A tomb dating to the 18th Dynasty has been discovered by a team from the American Research Center in the Gorna necropolis on Luxor’s west bank. The t-shaped tomb has two large halls and an unfinished small niche at one end. A side room has a shaft that “could lead to the burial chamber,” Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty told Ahram Online. The walls of the tomb, which was looted and damaged in antiquity, are decorated with paintings of hunting scenes and images of the tomb’s owner, a guard of Amun’s gate, and his wife in front of an offering...
  • ObamaLaw

    03/04/2015 2:08:38 AM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 2 replies
    This looks like Hitler all over again-is obama using Hitler's playbook? Brownshirts?
  • ALABAMA SUPREME COURT SPECIAL RULING ORDERING PROBATE JUDGES TO STOP ISSUING 'SAME SEX' LICENSES

    03/04/2015 2:06:59 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    3/4/2015 | Self
    FYI THERE HAS BEEN A NEW COURT RULING IN ALABAMA, THIS TIME FROM THE ENTIRE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT. IT AFFIRMS CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE'S PREVIOUS ORDER TO PROBATE JUDGES NOT TO ISSUE SAME SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES. A probate judge in Elmore County asked the entire court for guidance on issuing marriage licenses. Probate judges have five business days to respond to the 148 page order from the AL Supreme Court. Chief Justice Roy Moore wrote the order and six justices concurred. One justice concurred in part, but still concurred with the final ruling. One justice dissented. This appears to be...
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Discerning God’s Will

    03/04/2015 1:49:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife
    Christian Headlines ^ | March 3, 2015 | Warren Cole Smith, World News Service
    This week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moved closer to a 2016 White House run by hiring more key staffers. A pair of Washington veterans have signed on to help coordinate the governor’s foreign and domestic policy. He also added more political staff this past week in New Hampshire. On Monday, Walker spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, where I caught up with him and asked about his pro-life views and the college degree he never got. You said you haven’t yet decided whether to run for president. What’s going to help you make that decision? I think getting around...
  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 1:38:48 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A Columbia University professor—who is an ardent supporter of women’s rights and advocate against domestic violence—was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor assault after beating up her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.According to her faculty bio on Columbia’s website, Joann Baney, 54, is the faculty director of the FDNY Officers Management Institute and also serves as faculty on the NYPD’s Police Management Institute. Both schools are part of Columbia’s Executive Education program under the business school. "I hit him because he cheated on me."    Tweet This The NY Daily News, which originally broke the story, reported that Baney trains New...
  • Is Kanye West Schizophrenic?

    03/04/2015 1:32:47 AM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 13 replies
    Shrink Tank ^ | today | self
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2975856/Kanye-West-compares-Picasso-Oxford-Guild-Society-talk.html
  • Rasmussen: Scott Walker a Contender vs. Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s numbers and name recognition climbing, Rasmussen Reports is out with a new poll that has him giving “likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money,” now that Walker is seen as at the head of the GOP pack of potential candidates. Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for Clinton in a matchup with Walker if the 2016 presidential contest were held today. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly as many (41%) would choose Walker instead. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, while...
  • Israel: Biblical Libnah Iron Age settlement from Kingdom of Judah 'found' in Tel Burna

    03/04/2015 1:12:52 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    International Business Times UK ^ | February 6, 2015 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a fortified settlement that could be Libnah, part of the Kingdom of Judah in ancient Israel, and a place where the Israelites stopped during the Exodus... Libnah was also the site of a revolt during the reign of King Jehoram of Judah (mentioned in 2 Chronicles 21:10) when the king had forsaken "the God of his fathers". Another biblical account states 185,000 Assyrian soldiers under King Sennacherib were killed by an angel of God while they were encamped near Libnah, which prevented them from advancing on Jerusalem from Lachish (2 Kings 19:35)... Tel Burna...
  • Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand Alone - and Pelosi Turns her Back (video at link)

    03/04/2015 1:08:35 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority Leader in the House, literally turned her back on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday when she stood up with everyone else after he said, “Even If Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.” After her demonstrative insult to the Prime Minister if not to Congress, she issued a statement: As one who values the U.S.- Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward...
  • MAYBE THEY SHOULD DO THAT ZOT THING OR WHATEVER

    03/04/2015 1:06:02 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    03/04/15 | ME
    I almost shed a tear but it was the garlic.They haven't heard about the RACIST Nobel Prize Committee yet.
  • Archaeology student discovers 'outstanding' Anglo-Saxon pendant worth L50K

    03/04/2015 12:54:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kate Pickles
    Likely owner had royal connections given quality of jewellery Archaeology student had been amateur metal detector since childhood Coins and other jewellery found next to female skeleton in field Pendant described by experts as of 'national significance' Student, landowner and others on dig will get to split proceeds
  • Men in IS beheading video identified as Malaysians

    03/04/2015 12:32:22 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Police have identified two Malaysians in a video showing a human decapitation by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria last month. According to The Star on its website today, the federal police’s counter-terrorism unit have determined the two to be Mohd Faris Anwar, 20, and Muhamad Wandy Muhamad Jedi, 26. In the video released on February 20, Mohd Faris is reportedly depicted indicating with his index finger while Muhamad Wandy is believed to be the camera operator. According to Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division senior official Datuk Ayub Khan, Mohd Faris is...
  • Why Don’t Libertarians Like Scott Walker? [Is Rand worried?]

    03/04/2015 12:20:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charles Barr
    While Scott Walker is touring the country trying to stay atop of the polls for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination, his home state of Wisconsin is struggling to keep people in the state. Since 2013, nearly 2,300 people have left the state of Wisconsin and the household income has slipped about .01%. If we don’t consider these small, nit-picky numbers, the economic prospects of the state are great – Wisconsin went from number 49 on the economic prospects to number 21. Walker himself laid out most of his economic success stories in his CPAC speech this past weekend, most of...
  • Abortion Advocates Continue Denying Scientific Studies Showing Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    03/04/2015 12:11:00 AM PST · by kathsua
    Lifenews.com ^ | Mar 3, 2015 | Joel Brind
    Where to begin to expose the over-the-top dishonesty of abortion advocate Dr. David Grimes’ piece on abortion and breast cancer posted on Feb. 26 in the Huffington Post Blog (“Abortion and Breast Cancer: How Abortion Foes Got it Wrong“)? Not surprisingly Grimes begins by announcing dismissively that the abortion-breast cancer connection (ABC link) “was debunked long ago.” In truth, it is the denial that has been repeatedly debunked. Ironically, one of the key studies Grimes relies on as “a landmark prospective study of women in Denmark” to “prove” the ABC link is a myth is actually the largest and most...
  • Scott Walker as Sen. Joe McCarthy

    03/03/2015 11:32:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Shepherd Express - Milwaukee ^ | March 4, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s time to consider whether Gov. Scott Walker is intentionally employing the brazenly dishonest tactics of Sen. Joe McCarthy, who previously held the title as the most dangerous national politician to come out of Wisconsin. Since the 1950s, right-wing Sen. McCarthy has been the worst stain on both Wisconsin politics and the Republican Party nationally. McCarthy achieved that distinction by getting an entire, shameful era in U.S. politics—the McCarthy Era—named after him. McCarthyism turned the ’50s into a reckless, anti-Communist witch hunt as Wisconsin’s Republican senator made wildly irresponsible, untruthful accusations about Communists subverting our government (the moderate Eisenhower administration!),...
  • Ethiopia, Long Mired in Poverty, Rides an Economic Boom

    03/03/2015 11:02:43 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | ISMA’IL KUSHKUSH
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The bulldozers, tractors and cranes are busy day and night, paving new roads, building tall glass buildings and constructing a new light rail system to stitch together the city’s ends. In less than five years, the city’s skyline has changed drastically. Above the dust, in a seven-story building overlooking Meskel Square, sits Abiy Gebeyehu, a real estate development manager at the Sunshine Construction Company. He is going through files and figures, looking down at the spot where Ethiopia’s former communist dictator, Mengistu Haile Mariam, once smashed to the ground three bottles of what was supposedly blood...
  • [Texas] Senate school agenda vexes teacher groups

    03/03/2015 10:56:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 3, 2015 | Lauren McGaughy
    <p>AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled key portions of the upper chamber's education agenda on Tuesday, reviving proposals long unpopular with teacher groups that Patrick said would empower parents and help students leave poor-performing schools.</p> <p>"We'll be talking about school choice and pre-K at a later date," Patrick said at a morning press conference in the Capitol, flanked by members of the Senate Committee on Education. "But reforming education is more than a single shot. It is a comprehensive plan that takes in every area of the state, takes in every student, every parent and every teacher."</p>
  • South Florida Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Found Not Guilty (Jury Nullification)

    03/03/2015 10:55:54 PM PST · by Ken H · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 03, 2015 | Keith Jones
    A South Florida man charged with growing marijuana he claims he needs for a medical condition was found not guilty Monday. Jesse Teplicki, 50, had been charged with manufacturing cannabis and was facing up to five years behind bars. "This case is about medical marijuana and for the hundreds of thousands of patients who can use this medicine as an alternative," Teplicki said. It took jurors just 30 minutes to return the verdict.
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • Saudi Arabian award goes to an Islamist who harshly criticizes the U.S.

    03/03/2015 10:43:03 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Mar 02, 2015 | By New York Times
    He has publicly declared that "the Jews" control America, that apostates can be killed, that the United States is the world's "biggest terrorist" and that the Sept. 11 attacks were an "inside job" by President George W. Bush. But last weekend, Dr. Zakir Naik, a prominent Muslim televangelist from India, appeared at an elaborate ceremony at a luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia, where the new monarch, King Salman, gave him one of the country's highest honors. [snip] Naik, 49, was trained as a medical doctor but now heads the Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation,
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-04-15, OM, St. Casimir

    03/03/2015 10:18:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-04-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 4, 2015Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.” Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak in their...
  • Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015

    03/03/2015 10:13:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3 , 2015 | Mark Levin
    Published on Mar 3, 2015 Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015
  • Ireland launches initiative to lure expats home

    03/03/2015 10:09:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    ft.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Vincent Bolan
    Ireland’s prime minister has appealed to emigrants who left the country after its economic and financial crash to return home, as the government steps up efforts to woo investors and skilled expatriates and capitalise on the tentative Irish economic recovery.
  • [tax cheater] Hillary Clinton Didn't Report $6,498 Profit In Commodities Account, White House Says

    03/03/2015 10:06:42 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    N ew York Times ^ | April 12, 1994 | GWEN IFILL
    The White House said today that Hillary Rodham Clinton made $6,498 in a commodities-trading venture in 1980 and never reported the profit to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Man Killed by LA Cops Was Bank Robber Using Fake Name: Authorities

    03/03/2015 10:06:33 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrew Blankstein and M. Alex Johnson
    The homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police in a confrontation that was captured on dramatic cellphone video was a convicted bank robber living in the U.S. under a stolen French identity, authorities told NBC News on Tuesday night.
  • Sen. Cruz Introduces the Health Care Choice Act

    03/03/2015 9:47:47 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | March 3, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Bill would eliminate destructive and costly insurance mandates while giving consumers more choice and freedom WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would remove Obamacare's costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state. The bill is cosponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and David Vitter (R-LA). Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 543. "Every last word of Obamacare must be...
  • Ted Cruz leads latest GOP alternative to Obamacare

    03/03/2015 9:40:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2015 | 8:19 pm | Robert King
    Conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading an alternative to Obamacare in the GOP's latest bid to show the Supreme Court it has a Plan B if the court eliminates subsidies for millions of Obamacare customers.The bill filed by the Texas senator Tuesday would remove the healthcare law's insurance mandate and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health plan of their choice in any other state. It is co-sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Marco Rubio of Florida, all Republicans.Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced companion legislation in the House, according...
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • I have no idea what you are talking about so here's a video of a Capybara riding in a shopping cart.

    03/03/2015 9:12:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 30 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 3/3/15 | Unknown
    Capybara Rides in the Shopping Cart at the Pet Store JoeJoe the Capybara is a savvy social media user, keeping followers up to date on Twitter, Tumblr and elsewhere. In this footage, JoeJoe visits the local pet store, but doesn’t lower himself to walking about like any old pet! Instead, JoeJoe enjoys the luxury of being carted around the place by his owners as they pick up his food and other groceries. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=63d_1425441045#zDjt8P12Yid392hf.99
  • Boston Bombing Suspect’s Widow Under Investigation, Could Face Charges

    03/03/2015 9:03:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 03, 2015 | BRIAN ROSS and MICHELE McPHEE
    Boston Bombing Suspect’s Widow Under Investigation, Could Face Charges BOSTON — Mar 3, 2015, By BRIAN ROSS and MICHELE McPHEE PHOTO: Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, stands during a hearing in district court Thursday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Wrentham, Mass. The widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects (Pic in URL) A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office and the FBI declined to comment and authorities said no decision has been made on whether to eventually bring charges while prosecutors concentrate on the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Russell’s brother-in-law. Russell, who was married...
  • Email Issue Revives Old Questions About Clintons

    03/03/2015 9:00:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Julie Pace
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president. Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department, it added fresh fuel Tuesday to the longstanding charge the Clintons play by their own rules. "Does she believe that leadership means acting outside the law?" said...
  • Harrisburg residents freed from school property taxes in Wolf's budget plan

    03/03/2015 8:55:57 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 8 replies
    PennLive ^ | March 3, 2015 | Christine Vendel
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal unveiled Tuesday drastically changes education funding and represents a windfall for Harrisburg residents, said Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse. The new governor's proposal completely wipes out school property taxes for Harrisburg homeowners. School taxes currently represent the bulk of homeowners' property taxes. "This is news everyone in Harrisburg needs to hear," said Papenfuse, who could hardly contain his enthusiasm. Harrisburg was among several distressed cities whose residents would get to zero out their school property taxes. Specifically, Harrisburg is in line for a 155-percent property tax reduction. That means the state would provide relief representing...
  • "Arizona, please FIRE John McCain!"

    03/03/2015 8:54:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 40 replies
    Secure Liberty ^ | March 3, 2015 | We the People
    To the Citizens of the great State of Arizona, We would like to ask a huge favor of you. To put it bluntly, we're asking you to fire your senior U.S. Senator, John McCain, in 2016. The U.S. Senate was instituted by America's founders to be representative of the several states. U.S. Senators were originally chosen by the state legislatures. But a century ago, the people of this country saw fit to amend the U.S. Constitution and to thereafter elect candidates to that body by a direct vote of the people of each state. That's why we're writing to...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • House Leaders Surrender On DHS Funding [Boehner and McConnell MUST RESIGN!]

    03/03/2015 8:43:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | March 03, 2015
    House Leaders Surrender On DHS Funding THE EDITORS March 3, 2015 The House has passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security in its entirety through the remainder of the fiscal year, ending with a whimper, not a bang, a weeks-long standoff over House Republicans’ efforts to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty. That cannot come as much surprise. Republican leaders never showed much commitment to making a sustained public case against the president’s executive amnesty, and their public lack of enthusiasm was bound to create suspicions among, and exacerbate tensions with, grassroots conservatives infuriated by the president’s distaste for...
  • Parent: Weston teacher called my son 'rag-head Taliban'

    03/03/2015 8:37:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2015 | Karen Yi
    A Weston parent urged the Broward School Board on Tuesday to fire a teacher he claims called his son a "rag-head Taliban.". Youssef Wardani said Maria Valdes, who teaches French at Cypress Bay in Weston, called his 14-year-old son a Taliban four times in class last month. "I want her fired," said Wardani. "As a parent I should not be spending my time in front of [the School Board], explaining to them what should have been done on Day One … My son is not a rag-head Taliban."
  • Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests

    03/03/2015 8:35:33 PM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Michael S. Schmidt and Amy Chozick
    In 2012, congressional investigators asked the State Department for a wide range of documents related to the attack on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The department eventually responded, furnishing House committees with thousands of boxes of records and emails. But it turns out that that was not everything. The State Department had not searched the email account of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because she had maintained a private account, which shielded it from such searches, department officials acknowledged on Tuesday. It was only last month that the House committee appointed to investigate Benghazi was...