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  • Will You Do It?

    06/12/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies
    American Cop Magazine ^ | 06/07/2012 | editor
    I’ve known anti-gun cops, who seriously said things like, ‘They have no right to own a gun, it’s my job to protect them. If they have guns, it’s just a danger to me!’ . . So, I’ll be blunt and ask you: Would you personally, go out and confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens — even if it goes against your personal opinion regarding the constitutional rights of citizens — and do it on the order of an administrative leader of your agency?
  • More than 32K rounds of ammo seized at home

    06/12/2012 2:48:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies ^ | 12 June, 2012 | NA
    Federal authorities say they seized more than 32,000 rounds of ammunition that was likely destined for Mexico during a raid last week on a stash house in downtown Nogales. Acting on information they developed about a stash house on Paseo del Sur, a one-block, dead-end street in a residential neighborhood on the east side of town, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HIS) raided the home last Tuesday, June 5. Inside, ICE said, the agents “discovered a large cache of ammunition that they suspect was being staged to smuggle into Mexico.” Seized were 10,000...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, June-12-2012

    06/12/2012 2:24:38 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 69 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Black Leaders and Gay Advocates March in Step

    06/12/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 6/9/2012
    For years, gay rights organizations and major civil rights organizations viewed each other warily. African-American leaders often saw the gay rights groups as insensitive to racial concerns, and some resented the movement’s use of civil rights language to make the case for same-sex marriage. Advocates for gay rights, in turn, sometimes blamed socially conservative African-Americans for their defeat in crucial electoral battles. But since the relationship reached something of a crisis with the passage of Proposition 8, California’s ballot initiative against same-sex marriage, in 2008, leaders in both movements have made an effort to bring their groups closer together. Now,...
  • City pulls gun ordinance(AR)

    06/12/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Preston Tolliver
    An ordinance that would prohibit the carrying of a concealed handgun in city-owned parks was pulled from the Russellville City Council's agenda Monday due to a discovered potential change with federal park guidelines. Recreation and Parks Director Mack Hollis requested the ordinance he submitted on behalf of his department's board be pulled, citing in an email the Recreational Lands Self Defense Act of 2011 — a bill that has passed in the House of Representatives and is pending in the U.S. Senate that would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from barring weapons otherwise authorized under state law....
  • MILLER: Cover up in D.C.'s arrest of Iraq vet

    06/12/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Army 1st Sergeant Matthew Corrigan learned the hard way that the District of Columbia doesn’t believe it has to abide by the U.S. Constitution like the 50 states do. The city ignores the Fourth Amendment right of Americans to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. If police can’t be bothered to obtain a search warrant, officers have no problem busting open your front door and taking your property. Most of all, Washington officials do not abide by the full meaning and spirit of the Second Amendment. The District believes it alone can bestow the right to keep arms on...
  • Gun bill is bad news for municipalities(PA barf alert)

    06/12/2012 11:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | BERNARD HARRIS
    A measure that would open Lancaster city and other municipalities to lawsuits from gun advocates is moving forward in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 273, first proposed last year as an extension of the "castle doctrine," has been rewritten and reintroduced with language allowing lawsuits against cities, townships and boroughs that attempt to regulate guns. In the cross hairs of the bill are ordinances passed by Lancaster and 29 other municipalities that require gun owners to report if their gun has been lost or stolen. Lancaster City Council passed its ordinance in 2009 in an attempt to address illegal gun...
  • Prosecutors still pondering action in case of gun in KU dorm room(KS)

    06/12/2012 10:45:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | George Diepenbrock
    Douglas County prosecutors are still reviewing whether to file charges against a 22-year-old Kansas University student who was accused of possessing a gun inside his scholarship hall room in April. A Lawrence attorney says the case illustrates constitutional questions because a student’s campus dorm room is considered a student’s home, where the Supreme Court has ruled it’s a fundamental right for residents to possess firearms for protection under the Second Amendment. “It’s an area of the law that is newly developing because of Supreme Court cases,” said defense attorney Carl Folsom, who is not involved in the case. “It seems...
  • Testimony of FBI Director Mueller about non-Surveillance of former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

    06/12/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Testimony of FBI Director Mueller about Surveillance and Tracking of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Submitted by HQ on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:11. It appears that the FBI has been tracking and had surveillance on Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. No one knows how long this has been going on. It was made public during a committee hearing yesterday. It was a Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday May 9th, 2012, where FBI Director Robert Mueller was being questioned by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The question was regarding FBI surveillance and tracking of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Mueller played dumb, saying he was not aware of anything in...
  • The 'Mainstream' Scapegoats Minorities [MormonS

    06/12/2012 10:10:11 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Lane Williams
    ..................................— it’s problematic to say Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, wish to be part of some cultural mainstream.If Latter-day Saints join the “mainstream,” how can they be “set apart” or “a city on a hill?” In short, it’s really not fully possible to be part of the mainstream and be a peculiar people at the same time.-SNIP-To the extent that Latter-day Saints — and other minorities — suffer at the hands of some dominant mainstream culture through persecution and then nevertheless try to become part of that same mainstream, what of the suffering?-SNIP-J. Spencer Fluhman’s recent op-ed in The New York...
  • Note to Florida unions: You're next

    06/12/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 15 replies ^ | 6/12/2012 | John R. Smith
    Word on South Florida’s political streets is that the local public employee unions are “mystified” about the outcome of the Scott Walker victory over the unions in the Wisconsin recall election. The story is that the local AFL-CIO is so out of touch, it doesn’t really comprehend the significance of what happened, while the Service Employees International Union, a bit more sophisticated, recognized the defeat for what it was: a major loss for its agenda. The union response for the loss is that it was outspent seven-to-one by conservative groups. But data coming from the Center for Public Integrity, a...
  • SC Voter Fraud...where is the national media on this???

    06/12/2012 9:04:02 AM PDT · by 4everontheRight · 13 replies
    OperationLostvote ^ | 06/12/2012 | 4everontheright
    This is a state and a national disgrace! Both parties are to blame here, both democrats and republicans. One Rino incumbent hires a couple of guys to challenge new people on the ballet.... people who filed their paperwork as they were told by their part leaders. Only to find out that apparently almost 200 of these folks did not complete the paperwork correctly. So the issue goes before the state supreme court...the court that is appointed by the politicians they protect! The court rules that, from the two laws on the books, the older law takes precedent over the new...
  • Levin: Obama 'Is The Commander-in-Chief In the War Against The Private Sector'

    06/12/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by · 8 replies ^ | June 12, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    On his show last night, Mark Levin said that President Barack Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the war on the private sector. Levin discussed the lack of U.S. jobs and pointed to a number of disappointing economic statistics. “I want you to look around you. I want you to think about family members and friends and co-workers. Many of you look at your own situation. Look at the situation of your children. Think how prices are rising, costs are rising. But, for most people income is flat – if not, losing ground.” “There are 23 million unemployed or underemployed today."...
  • What If Obama Were White?

    06/12/2012 8:26:06 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 77 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 12th, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    For nearly four years, criticisms of Obama’s policies, lack of business experience and Marxist proclivities have been labeled as racists attacking him because he’s black. And, of course, he has done nothing to defuse those ridiculous allegations. But let’s flip these allegations over for a moment. If a white man with no business experience of any kind, on any level, were elected president and his economic plan increased government spending, increased government intrusion into private business and increased taxes on the so-called rich – what would criticism of him be because he is white? If this same white president employed...
  • Judge rules Wisconsin man can't hand out Bibles inside MN gay pride fest

    06/12/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    WSAU (WI) ^ | June 12, 2012 | news
    MINNEAPOLIS (WTAQ) - A federal judge says a Wisconsin man cannot hand out Bibles inside a gay pride festival this month at a public park in Minneapolis. Brian Johnson of Hayward sought an injunction giving him unfettered access to the festival grounds.
  • The Most Dangerous Cities in America

    06/12/2012 7:43:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/11/2012 | Michael B. Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre, Ashley C. Allen, Alexander E. M. Hess, Lisa Nelson
    Today, the FBI announced that violent crime dropped 4% in 2011, compared to a 5.5% drop in 2010. Nationally, the murder rate fell 1.9% from 2010, and robbery, forcible rape and assault fell 4% each. However, among the cities with the highest violent crimes rates, the trend is not entirely positive. A 24/7 Wall St. review of 2011 FBI crime data shows that violent crime rose in more than half of the cities that have among the highest rates in the country. In seven of the 10 cities, murder rates increased. In eight of the 10, burglary went up. Strained...
  • June 12, 2012 Scarborough goes to bat for Jeb Bush, tells detractors to ‘just shut the hell up’

    06/12/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Listen…there is this back-and-forth that happens all the time. I will tell you Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is a party of the future.” “I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man. I am a mere servant of the ‘Jebular.’ But Joe Scarborough’s Republican Party is the future of the Republican Party.” Scarborough continued his rant by expressing his view of what ingredients a successful Republican Party needed, which is not what many tea party activist have been promoting. “I’ve had people come up to me hysterically the past couple of years screaming and yelling. I say put...
  • Protesters pack heat in Birmingham public meeting(MI)

    06/12/2012 7:01:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 85 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | NA
    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Gun carrying protestors let their voices be heard during a Birmingham City Commission meeting. A number of protestors came armed with AK-47’s, a variation of rifles and pistols during Monday night’s meeting. The advocates of Michigan’s open carry law attended the meeting to support a young man who was arrested for openly carrying a weapon. “We understand that it’s not something that’s apart of the public norm or something you see in everyday life, but there is not a law against it,” said open carry advocate Phillip Hofmeister. Sean Combs, 18, from Troy was arrested back in...
  • New Data on Same-sex Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy (The kids are NOT all right)

    06/12/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    The Washington Times reported on Sunday that two new studies indicate that children raised by gay parents might not benefit from the experience like kids raised by married mother-father parents. "The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study in Social Science Research. Regnerus's study involved 3,000 randomly selected young adults in the U.S. These young adults' lives were measured for "social, emotional, and relationship outcomes." The other new study challenges the widely accepted contention by the American Psychological Association that "[n]ot a single study has found children...
  • Sandusky tried to keep sexual acts quiet with gifts and trips, alleged victim says Read more:

    06/12/2012 6:21:49 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | June 11, 2012 | AP Story
    Jerry Sandusky's trial in the Penn State scandal opened in graphic fashion Monday with the first witness testifying that the retired coach molested him in the locker-room showers and in hotels while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips to bowl games. The man, now 28 and dubbed Victim 4 in court papers, left nothing to the imagination as he told the jury about the abuse he said he endured for five years beginning when he was a teenager in the late 1990s. "I've denied it forever," he testified, looking straight at the prosecutor as Sandusky sat motionless...