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  • John Lott: Gun-free zones easy targets for would-be killers

    02/09/2017 8:51:41 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 13 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | John R. Lott
    Would you post a sign in front of your home announcing that you live in a gun-free zone? Would this make you feel safer? To criminals, gun-free zones just look like easy targets. But in a recent column for the News Sentinel, Mark Harmon argues that killers pay no attention to gun-free zones. He incorrectly claims that this is the “consensus view” of academic research.
  • 15,000th post vanity (and FReepathon bump)

    10/13/2016 8:39:20 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 28 replies
    Me | 10/13/2016 | yours truly
    I haven't created many threads, but I sure have posted to a bunch of them. 15,000 now under my belt, and hopefully many more to come.
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • Laptop hijacked, need help. (Vanity)

    06/09/2016 5:44:36 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 61 replies
    my other computer | 6-9-16 | me
    I need some help from you computer gurus. Just powered up my Toshiba laptop a little while ago and began surfing. Suddenly a tone started beeping and a message filled the screen saying a malfunction had been detected and gave a toll-free number to call to get help from a technician (yeah, right). Underneath that message is a screen saying that Windows 8.1 64-bit Defender encountered an error code: 0x80016CFA. Can't close the windows, and powering down the laptop fails, it just powers back up. I sure could use some help FRiends.
  • OUR SELF-FUNDED FORUM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! (FReepathon)

    05/11/2016 10:00:05 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 264 replies
    My brain | 5/11/2016 | Me
    As practically all of you know, Free Republic is entirely supported by our users. That is by design. Jim wants NO string pullers. NO puppet masters. NO annoying ads or pop-ups.In order to pull it off, we need your active participation in funding the site. MANY are enjoying the benefits, while a relative handful are financially invested in our continued existence.Please, don't be a FReeloader. Join the fight today, and secure our freedom to continue the fight tomorrow!
  • NC Governor Files Lawsuit Against DOJ Over Challenge to 'Anti-LGBT' Bathroom Law

    05/09/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 8 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 5/9/2016 | MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
    North Carolina has filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Justice in an effort to push back against a warning that House Bill 2, a controversial law that critics have called "anti-LGBT," violates the Civil Rights Act. Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to respond publicly at 5 p.m. today after an agreement to postpone his reply could not be reached. ~snip~ McCrory, speaking to Fox News Sunday, spoke in discordant terms about the DOJ's warning, calling the federal government "a bully".
  • Tennessee: Park Carry Legislation Signed into Law

    04/25/2015 1:22:47 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 3 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 24, 2015
    After a hard fought and long awaited result, your NRA-ILA is pleased to report that House Bill 995’s conference committee majority report was signed into law this morning. ~snip~ The report removed the ability for municipalities to opt-out of park carry, thus removing a patchwork of laws throughout the state of Tennessee that could turn law-abiding Tennesseans with handgun carry permits into unintentional criminals.
  • New round of gun bills filed in Legislature(TN)

    02/09/2015 12:09:02 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Feb. 9, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — As the Legislature resumes its regular session, lawmakers are facing a raft of bills dealing with guns, ranging from the new-to-Tennessee idea of exempting firearm purchases from sales taxes to revival of efforts to let handgun permit holders carry their weapons in local parks.
  • Sean Penn: I Don't Miss My Gun Collection

    01/14/2015 5:53:31 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 100 replies
    E! Online ^ | 1/14/2015 | Marc Malkin
    It was at his annual pre-Golden Globes gala for J/P HRO that he revealed that girlfriend Charlize Theron convinced him to have his collection of nearly 65 firearms turned into a sculpture by artist Jeff Koons and then auctioned off for the Haiti relief organization.
  • Two children, one adult killed and 23 hurt in crash between two school buses (Tenn)

    12/02/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 18 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | News Sentinel staff
    KNOXVILLE — Two Sunnyview Primary School students and a Sunnyview teacher's aide died Tuesday afternoon when two school buses serving Sunnyview and Chilhowee Intermediate School crashed with "a big bang" in East Knoxville, authorities said. ~snip~ Police gave no names or ages of the students but said most ranged from kindergarten to second grade. Relatives of at least one victim learned of the death at the scene from the police chief and burst into screams and tears.
  • Open-carry fight moves to Kroger

    08/18/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 22 replies
    Fortune via MSN Money ^ | 8-18-2014 | Ben Geier
    Kroger (KR +0.18%) is the latest retailing chain to be dragged into the battle over gun rights.The anti-open carry advocacy group Moms Demand Action has issued a statement calling on the grocery company to ban openly-carried firearms in its stores.
  • Sarah Palin calls for tea partyers to 'take back' the nation

    06/27/2014 8:54:11 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | June 26, 2014 | Robert L. Wilson
    SEVIERVILLE — Four stalwarts of the nation’s conservative movement exhorted an appreciative Sevier County tea party crowd of several hundred Thursday night to stay true to their principles. The event had the feel of a pep rally at times, as the speakers cheered the U.S. as the greatest nation on earth. Then each laid out a litany of things wrong with the country, from failure to adhere to Christian governance to multiple scandals to the breakdown of the traditional family to excessive political correctness.
  • Need operating system suggestions for old laptop (Vanity)

    06/25/2014 10:02:22 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 58 replies
    Yours truly | 6/25/2014 | Me
    I'm trying to determine if it's worth messing with to find a different (and free) operating system for my very old Dell Latitude laptop. It currently has Windows XP SP3, which of course Microsoft no longer supports.
  • Prayer warriors needed [Update at post 38]

    06/17/2014 11:17:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 42 replies
    My heart | 6-17-2014 | Me
    My wife and I have a dear friend who is in urgent need of your prayers. Ann has had a variety of health issues for some time, but they have now worsened. She has been moved from a regular room into intensive care because of increasing problems with her liver. I've seen the power of prayer here many times, and ask you to join us in praying for God's healing touch for Ann.
  • Florida triple-murder suspect in custody after West Knox motel standoff

    05/27/2014 12:38:06 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies
    Knoxnews ^ | May 27, 2014 | staff
    KNOXVILLE — A Florida man sought in a triple killing was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in a West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said. David Eugene Smith, 27, who likes to refer to himself as “Prince David,” called E-911 about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday and declared that he was wanted in connection with the killings of two women and a man near Lakeland, Fla., according to the Polk County, Fla., County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Rep. Fleischmann wages assault on military weapons ban

    05/17/2014 9:36:19 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    Knoxnews ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Collins
    ~snip~ For months, Fleischmann has been waging a mostly behind-the-scenes assault against an order President Barack Obama put in place last fall barring private groups or individuals from bringing most military surplus firearms back into the United States after they have been sold or donated to foreign allies.~snip~ Fleischmann has inserted language into a federal budget bill that, if approved, would in effect halt the order by preventing the administration from spending any federal money to enforce it.
  • Glen Campbell's wife: He probably won't perform again

    05/13/2014 7:24:20 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 19 replies
    WENN ^ | May 12, 2014
    Country music icon Glen Campbell will probably never perform again, according to his wife. Kim Woolen claims the Wichita Lineman hitmaker's Alzheimer's disease symptoms have robbed Campbell of his ability to recall lyrics and play the guitar.
  • Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters

    04/08/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 110 replies
    PCWorld ^ | 4-8-2014
    Windows XP, Microsoft Corp.’s beloved seventh major operating system and arguably the company’s most successful, was left to perish on Tuesday at its creators’ hands. It was 12 years, seven months old. ~snip~ Windows XP’s funeral, a private ceremony held deep within Microsoft, was quiet. In lieu of flowers, Microsoft urged customers to donate to Windows 8, one of Windows XP’s grandchildren.
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Panty raid: Man busted stealing 81 items from Victoria's Secret in Kingsport (TN)

    03/14/2014 9:12:08 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 20 replies
    Times News ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rain Smith
    A Knoxville man allegedly chose the wrong store — Victoria's Secret in the Kingsport Town Center — and the wrong time — as an off-duty cop was shopping with his girlfriend — to steal 59 pairs of panties and 22 yoga pants. The Scott County officer gave chase after witnessing the suspect dash out with a bag full of the items, valued at $1,329, and apprehended him in the parking lot outside the mall.