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  • Utah Fusion Center Warns Cops: Watch Out for Don't-Tread-on-Me Flags

    02/06/2016 8:31:02 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    reason.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Jesse Walker
    Funeral services will be held today in Kanab, Utah, for LaVoy Finicum, the rancher killed last month during the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. In a bulletin distributed this week to cops across the region, the Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center-one of the dozens of intelligence-sharing "fusion centers" around the country that get funds from the Department of Homeland Security-warns that "extremists may utilize such a high profile funeral for media attention or to further ideological beliefs." Although "no credible threats to law enforcement are present at this time," the authors still think police should be...
  • Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership(Rigghhtt!)

    02/06/2016 8:20:11 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | Don McDougall
    For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms. How can this be? It was Kennedy and McGovern who blunted Nixon's desire to ban handguns. Bush 41 banned more guns that Bill Clinton. Where before the 2nd Amendment was a bi-partisan issue with nuanced degrees of interpretation now one of the political party's wants it destroyed!
  • Supreme Court likely to hear new “assault weapons” ban case(4th district ruling)

    02/06/2016 7:32:01 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    While it's not a done deal yet, there's a good chance that we may finally be receiving a final decision from the Supreme Court on the question of so called "assault weapons" bans. Back in December, gun rights activists were largely disappointed when SCOTUS decided they would not hear an appeal to Illinois' assault weapons ban, allowing a lower court ruling in favor of the law to stand. At the time, I speculated that they were waiting for more lower courts to weigh in on similar challenges around the country to see if there was some sort of consensus or...
  • Yale Professor on Nazi Environmentalism: So Close, yet So Far

    02/06/2016 7:06:59 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mark Musser
    .....nature today is their primary guide rather than thought, most greens cannot tell the difference between science and Malthusian math. Herein lies the real problem facing the Western world today, as it has conjured up an imaginary crisis of its own making with regard to the global warming/climate change myth. Malthusian math construes environmental data that invariably leads to millenarian and/or apocalyptic concerns and dangerous anti-human political policies that are holistic and totalitarian by design, and thus fascist to the core.
  • Jeb Bush Deserves a Second Look(LOL!)

    02/05/2016 10:10:02 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Christopher Ruddy
    There's a reason Florida is one of the most desired places to live: it's Jeb Bush. There is a reason that Florida is a strong Republican-controlled state: Jeb Bush. There is even a reason Marco Rubio is running for president today: Yep, Jeb again. !
  • John Kerry keeps calling the Islamic State ‘apostates.’ Maybe he should stop(STFU!)

    02/05/2016 6:35:26 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Adam Taylor
    "Daesh is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves," Kerry said. "And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes." The use of the word "apostates" - a term to describe someone who renounces or abandons their religion - has raised eyebrows among observers. The description has been commonly used by extremist groups: The Islamic State has justified its attacks...
  • Six Dead in Chicago Mass Stabbing(Whew. No gun)

    02/05/2016 6:05:46 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 4, Chicago Police Department officers discovered five adults and one child stabbed to death in a home in Chicago's Gage Park. Police found the bodies around 1:05 PM Thursday. According to the Chicago Tribune, the CPD sent officers to investigate after someone called police to say a "co-worker had not shown up for work Wednesday or Thursday." When officers arrived to check on the missing co-worker, they looked through a window and saw "what they believed to be a body" inside the house. Upon entering the house, they found five adults and "a child 11 or 12 years...
  • People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules(WHAT!)

    02/05/2016 5:57:16 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    thebaynet.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Cristian Farias
    In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution.
  • Refugees Go Clubbing In Russia, Harass Girls, Wake Up In Hospital The Next Morning

    02/05/2016 5:34:25 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/4/2015 | Jacob Bojesson
    A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday. The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for "bad behavior" and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn't realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.
  • Debate Crowd Boos Hillary For Attack On Bernie [VIDEO]

    02/05/2016 5:28:26 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    daileycaller.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton was booed during Thursday's Democratic party debate in New Hampshire after she accused Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders of using smear tactics against her. Clinton went on the attack after she fielded criticism for the millions of dollars in speaking fees she's received from Wall Street banks, which Sanders has harped on recently.
  • Burning Man 2016 Ticket Information

    02/04/2016 10:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    tickets.burningman.org ^ | 2/4/2016 | unknown
    Welcome to the 2016 Burning Man Ticket Page. This is the official source for information about Black Rock City 2016 tickets. For more background information about changes this year, please read the post on the Burning Man Journal.
  • Bernie Sanders demands ‘living wage’ but pays his own interns $12 an hour

    02/04/2016 8:00:02 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Sanders has propelled himself to the near-top of the Democrats' favorite list based on, among many things, his support for a "living wage." "The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage," the irascible senator proclaimed at a Capitol Hill rally last year, "and [it] must be raised to a living wage." That's a nice, and unrealistic, sentiment. But the problem is that Sanders doesn't think his own employees deserve that kind of pay. According to the Media Research Center, the Sanders campaign pays its interns only $12 an hour. That's a hefty sum for phone...
  • Richard Dreyfuss: Dick Cheney Is the ‘Most Despicable’ Man in History

    02/04/2016 7:48:21 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/3/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal actor Richard Dreyfuss on Wednesday couldn't resist trashing Dick Cheney as he promoted his new film role of Bernie Madoff. After Good Morning America co-host Amy Robach suggested he was playing "the most despicable man in modern history," Dreyfuss derided, "Actually, he is the second most despicable man because I've already played Dick Cheney." (In 2008, the actor played Cheney in W, the George Bush biography by liberal director Oliver Stone.) Dreyfuss continued, "So, I have to say that he was the second and I loved playing them both." This delighted Robach as the journalist laughed and admitted, "I'm...
  • Town Hall Attendee, Cooper Ask Hillary About How to ‘Defend’ Herself ‘from Right-Wing

    02/04/2016 7:39:46 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/3/2016 | Curtis Houck
    Hillary Clinton faced one of the biggest softballs of the campaign yet on Wednesday night when a questioner at CNN's Democratic Presidential Town Hall wondered about how she will "defend" herself "against right-wing attacks" "once you become the nominee and elected."
  • Border policewoman killed in Jerusalem attack carried out by three Arab terrorists

    02/04/2016 7:01:08 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Unknown
    A 19-year-old border policewoman was killed and another female officer critically wounded in an attack Wednesday at Damascus Gate by three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives. All three assailants were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.
  • Knight’s Armament Stoner LMG (Finally) Enters Production

    02/03/2016 10:01:58 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | unknown
    The KAC Light Machine Gun is a weapon that appears in media often, but has so far existed in the real world as a prototype only. Knight's Armament Company announced at the 2016 SHOT Show that the thirty-year development of the weapon was nearing its conclusion and the LMG would soon be offered on the military market. Larry Vickers covers the new machine gun via his YouTube Channel:
  • Chicago teachers union rejects contract offer, will likely go on strike(kids safe!)

    02/03/2016 9:29:33 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Whenever you're feeling down in the dumps, distressed at the turn of events in the world or simply empty inside, just remember one thing: you could always live in Chicago, so things could be worse. (With apologies, if you happen to actually live in Chicago. I got nothing for ya.) Out in the Windy City there's been a cavalcade of news surrounding the administration of Rahm Emanuel, his police department, his budget, his crime rate and all manner of disasters. But this story has to do with the teachers union. After months of tense negotiations with the city, talks over...
  • Chicago Seminary Launches ‘White Privilege Glasses’ Campaign(First Iowa now..)

    02/03/2016 8:58:08 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Chicago Theological Seminary launched a new campaign on Monday intended to raise awareness about white people's ignorance of their own "white privilege." The campaign centers around a YouTube video titled "White Privilege Glasses," in which a young white male receives a pair of "white privilege glasses" that allow him to see the world that black people see, a world in which street signs literally read "slave owner" and sneering police officers go out of their way to be physically aggressive.
  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance But Received Classified Information

    02/03/2016 8:45:35 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois.
  • Undergrads schooled in 'eliminating ignorance'

    02/03/2016 8:19:01 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Iowa State University Iowa State University is poised to hold its 16th annual "Social Justice Summit," the day-and-a-half long workshop designed to eliminate prejudice, discrimination and hate from the hearts of attending undergraduates. "{It's} an event designed for undergraduate students aimed at providing them with the opportunity to increase their awareness surrounding issues of inclusion and to develop action plans that will assist them in being agents of change on campus," the university says on its website. Campus Reform reported the event is set for February 19 and February 20. The school's website goes on: "Social justice is the continuous...
  • Oregon Standoff – Agenda 21 and the BLM Uranium and Gold Deal

    02/02/2016 8:31:37 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    farmwars.info ^ | 1/12/2016 | Barbara H. Peterson
    It appears that there is much more to the Hammond/Bundy story than meets the eye. For a bit of history, let’s go to Tri-State Livestock News:
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/02/2016 8:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of individuals were driving ATVs and had arrived at the location to get gas. At that time, a man driving a white Volvo, later identified as Macklin, pulled up to the gas station where he and the group began to argue. Macklin then pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the group, striking three males ages 30, 31 and 32. One of the victims then pulled out a weapon and returned fire, striking Macklin in the head.
  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 7:55:36 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    www.cbc.ca ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    The recent spate of shootings in this city has a lot of people asking why it's happening and how concerned we should be about our safety. After two people were killed and three more injured in Chinatown early Sunday morning, those questions are being asked more and more. The shooting happened on Spadina near Nassau Street, when a gunman opened fire on a group of men outside a restaurant. It's the ninth homicide in the city this year. Eight of those killings involved firearms. That brings the number of shootings up by about 100 per cent over this month last...
  • Is American gun culture racist and paranoid?

    02/02/2016 7:25:28 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Gary Mauser
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."-Mark Twain Canada's leading newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, recently gave sympathetic reviews to a book by A.J. Somerset that portrayed American gun culture as racist and paranoid. In his book, Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, Somerset's approach to American gun culture is to search for what he calls "the Wellspring of Crazy." As he says, "This is the gun culture I am after in this book: the weird stuff." Somerset dissects movie dialogues and relates...
  • Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

    02/02/2016 7:10:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | unknown
    Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: "Shut up. You don’t have the microphone." The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against "unprovoked rocket attacks" from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn't sign the unanimously passed resolution. While his eventual response didn't satisfy Israel's most ardent supporters...
  • Poll: 91% Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

    02/02/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A YouGov poll of 18,000 people in 17 countries found only 9.2 percent of Americans rank global warming as their biggest concern. Only Saudi Arabians were less concerned about global warming at 5.7 percent. The biggest concern for Americans was global terrorism - 28 percent of Americans polled listed this as their top issue. Despite a big PR push by President Barack Obama to tout his administration's global warming agenda, most Americans have been unconvinced it's the country's most pressing issue. A Fox News poll from November found only 3 percent of Americans list global warming as their top concern.
  • I Want a President for Americans who Follow the Rules, Go to Work, and Obey the Law

    02/02/2016 6:27:52 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    ....that is why I want a president that respects the American people, who honors the responsible Americans who follow the rules, go to work, and obey the law. As a bonus, I’d like him to show the subordinate victims how to climb out of the hell of thinking that a politician is going to solve their problem. Because I believe there is still time to save the little darlings from a fate worse than death.
  • No Justice. No Football.(social justice warriors/blm)

    02/02/2016 5:56:44 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    For me, the big question isn't which team wins in that football thing this weekend. The real big question is whether local anarchists and malcontents will try to shut down any big-name bridges, freeways or otherwise jam up the Bay Area's Super Bowl festivities. Social media and news organizations report chatter of a big protest a-brewing. San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Kevin Fagan -- master of the protest beat -- told me, "Chances are very good that a major disruption will be attempted at least." In Iowa, if you build it, they will come. In the Bay Area, if you...
  • CMP gets M1 Carbines (that you can order, right now)

    02/01/2016 9:27:58 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    Unlike the previous hysteria and excitement about the 1911s from the CMP earlier, this news is actually quite concrete. I asked the CMP booth about the 1911s while at SHOT, and the answer was that even though the President signed that act into place that allows the CMP to accept 1911s from the Army, it still doesn’t mean that the Army has to give them up at all. So real bummer until future notice. Anyways, CMP has a number of full stock M1 Carbines up for sale, all from a number of original World War Two era manufacturers. I assume...
  • Saudis to look at economy diversification due to oil price crash

    02/01/2016 8:48:23 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Taylor Millard
    The Saudis may have to completely change their economy after the crash of oil prices. The Middle East head of the International Monetary Fund thinks the Saudi Arabian government is going to have to admit its reliance on oil as the focus of its financial success isn’t enough. Via The Telegraph: (emphasis mine)
  • Dear Americans, What Are You Thinking?(UK Trump dumpin')

    02/01/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | alex massie
    If you think millions of Americans are terrified by the looming prospect of Donald Trump securing the Republican presidential nomination, you should see what we Brits think of him. Many of us-and countless millions of other Europeans-are wondering, not always politely, if the United States has succumbed to a kind of mass outbreak of madness.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Head of Progress Iowa: Bernie Sanders Has ‘Caught Fire,’ Race Too Close To Call

    02/01/2016 6:53:09 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Patrick Howley
    "It's been an incredible appeal what he has had," Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic said of Sanders, appearing on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirus/XM 125 with host Steve K. Bannon and Washington political editor Matt Boyle, which was broadcasting from Des Moines. Progress Iowa is a nonprofit organization that describes itself as "powered by a community of more than 30,000 progressives, focused on research, education, and advocacy." Sinovic described Sanders as "a movement candidate that has caught fire" competing against Clinton, who has a "broad, broad base of support" culled from a prior campaign.
  • Who Received Hillary's Secret Emails?

    02/01/2016 6:24:04 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | James Lewis
    Congressman Darrell Issa has predicted that Hillary and Huma will never be indicted for leaking top-secret information through their illegal email scam. "I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak," the Republican heavyweight told the Washington Examiner Thursday[.] ... "I think he's in a position where he's being forced to triple-time make a case of what would otherwise be, what they call, a slam dunk[.] ... You can't have 1,300 highly sensitive emails that contain highly sensitive material that's taken all, or in part from classified documents, and have it be an...
  • Trump screws everyone but himself

    02/01/2016 6:05:20 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Ed Lasky
    So Iowans and all people should be forewarned. You are entrusting your precious support and vote for a man who has fraudulently represented himself as someone standing up for the little guy. In reality, he has only cared about the man whose name he emblazons on every item he could. His campaign is not about you -- it is about him. And he will screw you, as he always has done.
  • Cash flowing into Nevada's battle over gun background check measure

    01/31/2016 8:04:26 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Wesley Juhl
    The gun lobby is often portrayed as a goliath, but in the fight in Nevada over the Background Check Initiative, it might be the underdog. That is, if the campaign to extend background check requirements to private-party gun sales and transfers unfolds like it did in 2014 for a similar measure in Washington state, where the gun lobby was outspent several times over. The gun control movement has had a renaissance since the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed by a gunman who then took his own...
  • Clinton campaigns with Giffords, focuses on gun control(dumb and dumber)

    01/31/2016 7:13:59 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | unkinown
    Hillary Clinton campaigned Saturday with gun-control advocates Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, trying to draw a contrast between her push for stricter laws with rival Bernie Sanders' record.
  • LAPD Officers Say More Patrol Needed In Times Of Emergency(You're on your own)

    01/31/2016 7:05:03 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/28/2016 | unknown
    "The citizens need to know they need to be able to protect themselves because if they call 911, we can't guarantee we're going to get there in time to help you," says Police Protective League President Jamie McBride. He told Paige that Thursday morning between 5:30 and 10 a.m., there were just three patrol cars assigned to the West LA division. Two cars to protect more than 200,000 people in a 65 square mile radius.
  • Boko Haram Jihadis Burn Children Alive, Slay Over 100 Villagers in Nigeria Massacre

    01/31/2016 6:26:53 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In one of their most heinous massacres to date, militants from the radical Islamist Boko Haram group slaughtered over a hundred victims in a village in northeast Nigeria Saturday night, including a number of children whom they burned alive. The latest atrocity from the jihadi group allied to the Islamic State took place in the village of Dalori, some three miles from Maiduguri, Nigeria. Vice Chairman of a civilian joint task force in Dalori, Modu Kaka, said that at least 100 dead bodies were taken away but that hundreds are still missing.
  • Insider warns elites heading toward 'one-world solutions'

    01/31/2016 3:47:34 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Paul Bremmer
    This year's Davos summit was attended by political leaders, business executives, intellectuals and celebrities. Notable politicians who attended included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Prominent business leaders included Bill and Melinda Gates, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. Celebrities included Kevin Spacey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Watson and will.i.am.
  • Pacifica, California’s Natural Coastal Erosion and the Lust for Climate Catastrophes

    01/30/2016 10:03:04 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Jim Steele
    For 25 years I've lived in the beautiful town of Pacifica, California situated about 15 miles south of San Francisco. It was a wonderful place to raise a family. Its great expanse of green space is a delight for an ecologist. My daily hikes vary from coastal bluffs to watch feeding Humpback Whales or migrating Gray Whales, to inland mountain trails with abundant deer, coyotes and bobcats. Oddly this past week I received emails from friends around the country asking if I was "all right", thinking my little slice of heaven was falling into the sea. Not to disrespect their...
  • Group's desire to be 'most feared street gang in Omaha' helped law enforcement indict

    01/30/2016 8:22:21 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    omaha.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Maggie O’Brien
    The decision by two branches of the Crips street gang to band together allowed a grand jury to indict six of them under a federal law created in the 1970s to target the Mafia. U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg announced the indictments Friday as part of a three-year investigation into gang and gun violence in north Omaha. According to court documents, all six men belong to the 40th Ave Crips or the 44th Ave Crips. They had united to retaliate against their enemies, make more money selling drugs and meet their goal of becoming "the most feared street gang in Omaha,"...
  • No Terror Link Found in Gun Arrest at Disneyland Paris

    01/30/2016 8:10:46 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | AURELIEN BREEDEN
    A 28-year-old man who was arrested carrying two guns at a hotel in Disneyland Paris on Thursday has no known links to terrorism but was still being detained by the police, the French authorities said on Friday. Officials at the prosecutor’s office in Meaux said in a statement that the investigation, including analysis of the man’s telephone records, had not established "any link with a terrorist act."
  • Rules for Older Shooters: Understand That Things Change During Your Golden Years

    01/30/2016 7:44:05 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Kevin Michalowski
    One of the recurring themes of questions we receive here at the USCCA has to do with older shooters and some of our training tips. Basically, readers and viewers continue to ask questions like the following: "Can you provide any training tips for those of us who can't move the way you do? Some of us are no longer so limber." The short answer is "No." But the longer answer is far more important from a personal safety and legal standpoint. So let’s get to the short answer first.
  • Greens And Unions Worried EPA Isn’t Getting Enough Cash After Flint Scandal

    01/30/2016 6:43:41 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Environmentalists and public employee unions say a lack of money was behind Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) poor response to lead contamination in the Flint, Mich. water supply. "What most people don't understand is that nearly half of EPA's budget goes to states, tribal authorities, and municipalities, and of the remaining half, almost half of that goes to contractors," John O'Grady, president of the American Federation of Government Employees chapter representing EPA employees involved in Flint, told The Washington Post Thursday. "U.S. EPA does not have the sufficient capacity to assist. So, issues such as the one which occurred in Flint,...
  • Clinton Global Initiative Meeting Was A Flop, According To Leaked Notes

    01/30/2016 6:19:14 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Patrick Howley
    "CGI's competitive edge is in the commitment space. There was a dramatic drop in interest in commitments this year. Troubling trend," noted a guest named "Derek." A guest named Jocelyn noted that she "didn't feel there were that many super stars. Energy lower." A guest named Jamie expressed grave concerns, saying, "Politico article - is this going to be the last CGI? Can Chelsea carry it from here? Work needs to be done now to turn this around." Fortunately, as Jamie noted, "a lot of people commented on how good the food was."
  • Sour Grapes: Gun Control Advocates Feel 'Betrayed' Over McAuliffe Reversal On Carry Rights

    01/30/2016 5:11:49 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Mike Vespa
    It's not often that I give Democrats a pat on the back on policy, especially Second Amendment issues, but Gov. Terry McAuliffe certainly deserves a nod with his announcement that he will restore concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states. These agreements were expected to be revoked on February 1 in accordance with Attorney General Mark Herring’s unilateral action on this issue prior to the Christmas holiday. As I mentioned yesterday, there are some concessions:
  • ALJAZEERA: France to recognise Palestine if talks fail

    01/29/2016 7:21:44 PM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    ALJAZEERA REUTERS ^ | 1/29/2016 | REUTERSunknown
    "We see that unfortunately colonisation continues and that recently, the Israeli Prime Minister went so far as to reproach the UN Secretary General for encouraging terrorism on the basis that he had reminded of colonisation's illegality and asked that it cease," Fabius said.
  • A Physician’s Perspective: the Public Health Challenge of Gun Safety

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