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  • Boy grabs gun, stops burglar(AR)

    02/29/2012 7:15:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Joe Borlik
    WALDRON, ARK. — A 6th grader springs into action after he finds two strangers inside his neighbor’s house in Waldron Tuesday night. Jerry Hopper, 12, says he went to a friend’s house to play on E. 6th Street, but when he got there he found strangers inside the home. The boy saw what was happening and decided to act. “I walked in the house and there was a guy and this woman about to go out the door and I grabbed a gun beside the door,” the boy said. Hopper said he hit the suspect between the legs with the...
  • Landrieu blasts Salazar, White House over drilling moratorium (Video)

    02/29/2012 7:05:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 29,2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I want to say that, despite the Administration’s arguments that are laid out, that you all are all guns blaring and green lights for drilling, the facts that I checked, and if you disagree tell me, only 21 permits for offshore drilling have been issued by this date. In 2010 there were 32 permits. I just left the annual conference of LOGA, which is Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Mr. Secretary, yesterday. They are beside themselves with not being able to get their permits processed and to answer you, Mr. Franken, let me just say Exxon and Shell may be...
  • Burien truck-jacking victim rammed into light pole, injuring gun-wielding suspect(WA)

    02/29/2012 6:30:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 18 February, 2012 | NA
    On Feb. 18 around 7 p.m. a man was in his truck with his girlfriend when they saw a man trying to get into a Honda at the intersection of S. 152nd St. and 8th Ave S. in Burien. The man in the truck locked his doors and tried to drive around the suspect, but the suspect jumped into the back of his truck, started pounding on the roof and rear window while yelling, “Faster, faster!” When the victim turned around he saw the man had a gun pointed directly at him so he started speeding away and hitting the...
  • Air Traffic Controllers Caught On Video

    02/29/2012 6:20:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies · 2+ views
    My Fox NY ^ | Feb 24, 2012
    Air Traffic Controllers Caught On Video Updated: Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 6:13 PM EST FOX 5 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT MYFOXNY.COM - Westchester County Airport is a growing destination for seven different commercial airlines, from JetBlue to U.S. Airways and its one of the busiest airports in the country serving the corporate world. Seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., air traffic controllers guide flights serving nearly 2 million passengers a year. Sometimes 100 planes take off and land in an hour. A source, that Fox 5 News is not identifying, says, "I'm upset and extremely concerned with things...
  • LightSquared CEO resigns amid revelations of company’s proximity to Obama White House

    02/29/2012 6:19:47 AM PST · by NCjim · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 28, 2012
    LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday amid revelations of his company’s political proximity — and his own closeness — to the White House and Obama administration officials. The Daily Caller first reported one week ago on emails and documents that indicate political ties and numerous meetings between LightSquared and Obama administration officials as the company was undergoing regulatory review. Ahuja’s resignation comes after Obama’s FCC suspended conditional approval of a waiver LightSquared needed to complete its high-speed broadband network. Until two weeks ago, the company’s final approval appeared imminent. Ahuja, who had never donated to Democrats before...
  • Illinois Considering Several "Extreme" Anti-Gun Bills

    02/29/2012 6:11:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 26 February, 2012 | NRA
    In addition to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handgun licensing and ammunition tax schemes mentioned here, several other anti-gun bills are expected to see action this week in Springfield: House Bill 4149 and House Bill 4456, both introduced by state Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-14), would require private transfers of handguns to go through a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder, and allow for fees (gun taxes) for such transfers. House Bill 3809, also introduced by Representative Cassidy, would create a new felony offense for anyone who transfers a firearm to someone the transferor "knows is a street gang member." While this may...
  • Bristol anti-gun woman misled Labour conference(UK)

    02/29/2012 6:07:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 27 February, 2012 | NA
    Narraser Gordon claimed that eight of her family members had been killed in Bristol An anti-gun and knife-crime campaigner misled a national conference when she said her family members had been murdered. Narraser Gordon, 24, claimed at the Labour Party's conference in September that eight of her family members had been killed in Bristol. After a standing ovation from politicians, local newspapers picked up on the Labour youth officer's speech. BBC Inside Out has found most of the people she said were dead are alive. Ms Gordon told the conference: "I'm here to talk about why the young people are...
  • Judge in 'Zombie Muhammad' case is relocated after threats, criticism of ruling

    02/29/2012 5:25:53 AM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Patriot-News via ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | MATTHEW KEMENY,
    Mechanicsburg District Judge Mark Martin and his staff temporarily relocated to the Cumberland County Courthouse in Carlisle today due to threats his office has received and public criticism of his ruling in the "Zombie Muhammad" case. (excerpt: read article here:
  • Fordham Law School Symposium Explores Gun Control and the Second Amendment(NY)

    02/29/2012 6:00:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 27 February, 2012 | NA
    The Fordham Urban Law Journal will host its Volume XXXIX Symposium, titled "Gun Control and the Second Amendment: Developments and Controversies in the Wake of District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago," on Friday, March 9 at Fordham Law School in New York City. The event will be divided into the following panels: · The Effect of the Supreme Court's Gun Control Restrictions on Crime Rates · The Scope of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Post-Heller and McDonald · Urban Exceptionalism and Modern Conceptions of the Militia Fordham Dean Michael M. Martin will deliver opening remarks....
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part One: An economic Waco A member of a gun dealer family arrested over half a year ago for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers has been released on bail, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported over the weekend. [Update--per Knox: "Correcting my previous report, Terri Reese has not yet been released from jail. The judge granted bail on Friday evening (2/24) but Terri will not be released until an appraisal and title search can be completed for the property being put up to secure her bond. Bail was set at $2 million and she...
  • Another PR Crisis for Scientology

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | 2/29 | Dan Harris
    The Church of Scientology, known for celebrity and controversy, is now in the middle of another public relations crisis as a former high-ranking official has created a firestorm, first with an email to church members and then testimony in a Texas state court alleging she saw the church's leader punch another executive in the face, and that at his direction she herself was slapped. For 17 years Debbie Cook ran the church's spiritual mecca, the so-called Flag Base in Clearwater, Florida, where she ultimately rose to the title of captain. But Cook testified this month that beginning in 2005 she...
  • Interpol says suspected Anonymous hackers arrested (25 arrested)

    02/29/2012 5:01:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies · 6+ views
    -excerpt- The international police agency said in a statement Tuesday that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement officers working under the support of Interpol's Latin American Working Group of Experts on Information Technology Crime.
  • Sheriff Joe's 'Tent City' gets McDonald's-like Number 'Served' Sign

    02/29/2012 5:00:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-29-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The Department of Justice is after him, La Raza is after him, and left-wing groups funded by George Soros have vowed to spend whatever it takes to defeat him for election this year. But if his enemies think this would cause Sheriff Joe Arpaio to keep a lower profile, they will be very disappointed. Today, Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ erected a McDonald's-style sign outside the fence of his famous "Tent City" jail touting how many inmates - more than 430,000 - who have been "served" since he opened it 19 years ago....
  • Media Partners in Crime with WikiLeaks?

    02/29/2012 3:44:24 AM PST · by detective · 1 replies
    AIM ^ | February 28, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Gary Pruitt, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of The McClatchy Company, insists the U.S. newspaper publisher “must maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.” But how does this comport with being a “partner” of WikiLeaks, the controversial website that has just published stolen emails from the private company known as Stratfor? WikiLeaks has listed McClatchy as one of its “public partners in the investigation” of Stratfor. Another American “partner” is Rolling Stone, the rock & roll magazine. The hacker group Anonymous, which is under FBI investigation, has taken credit for the data theft. WikiLeaks founder Julian...
  • Menacing Call From Malloy Administration (CT Gov) Official's Phone To Be Probed (Wiener redux)

    02/29/2012 2:46:34 AM PST · by raybbr · 11 replies ^ | February 28, 2012 | JON LENDER
    Officials in Gov.Dannel P. Malloy's administration said Tuesday night that they will investigate whether deputy state Energy and Environment Commissioner Jonathan Schrag made a menacing cellphone call last Thursday night to Cynthia David of Essex, the leader of a conservative women's group who had criticized a state environmental initiative. Schrag denied making the late-night call, which was reported Tuesday by Courant Columnist Kevin Rennie. But Schrag also offered a complicated explanation that leaves a number of questions unanswered — including how his voice got onto the voicemail. This was the message that David, leader of an activist group called the...
  • Why Jews Are Fleeing Venezuela

    02/29/2012 2:17:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 28, 2012 | Jaime Daremblum
    Much like Fidel Castro, his ideological soulmate, Hugo Chávez is fond of denouncing his critics as “fascists” and “Nazis,” regardless of whether those critics are U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill, heads of state in Europe, or opposition presidential candidates in Venezuela. Yet in his militarization of society, his promulgation of chauvinistic nationalism, and (above all) his persistent use of anti-Semitic demagoguery, Chávez himself is much closer to 1930s-style fascism than any of his democratic opponents. Consider the ongoing efforts to smear Henrique Capriles, the man who will represent the Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) in Venezuela’s October 2012 presidential election....
  • Policeman's widow awaits justice with Rivas' execution [Texas seven ringleader set to die]

    02/29/2012 12:46:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    WFAA ^ | February 28, 2012 | Jason Whitely
    On Wednesday night, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will execute George Rivas, 41, for murdering Irving police Officer Aubrey Hawkins on December 24, 2000. "I'm glad justice is being served and he's going to the death chamber," Lori Hawkins-Acosta, the officer's widow, told News 8. "I just want to see justice served." Rivas was the ringleader of the so-called Texas 7. Eleven years ago, he led a daring escape from the TDCJ's Connally Unit near San Antonio. The seven inmates fled first to Houston and later to North Texas, where they robbed an Oshman's sporting goods store in...
  • Putin Leads a War-Like Campaign Toward a Crushing but Hollow Victory

    02/29/2012 12:42:00 AM PST · by bruinbirdman
    The last two weeks before the Russian presidential elections on March 4 saw a pronounced turn toward more aggressive and populist-patriotic campaigning by Vladimir Putin, who appears to be on track to a decisive victory. His team of seasoned courtiers was shocked by the explosion of street protests in Moscow after the blatantly falsified parliamentary elections last December, but they have responded by mobilizing administrative resources for staging a series of mass rallies in support of the “Who-but-Him” candidate. The culmination of this counter-offensive came in Luzhniki on February 23 at a pompous gathering, which was intended to demonstrate that...
  • The Bishops and the Mandate: Principled Witness vs. Politics as Usual

    02/28/2012 11:30:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Public Discourse ^ | February 28, 2012 | Robert P. George, Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson
    The controversy over the HHS mandate is not a spat about wonkish detail or tribal privilege. It remains a struggle for the principle of religious freedom, the soul of civil society.America’s Catholic bishops have overstepped: so say the editors of the Jesuit America magazine. Sure, they grant, the bishops were right to protest when President Obama required Catholic institutions to pay for insurance coverage of contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs. After all, they noted, the Church’s shepherds were backed up by liberal “Catholic journalists, like E.J. Dionne and Mark Shields, and politicians, like Tim Kaine and Robert P. Casey, Jr.”...
  • Ireland: Closing time on the nation’s pub culture

    02/28/2012 10:37:44 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Railway Bar, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. With one closing every two day, the pub, once Ireland’s number-one attraction, is suffering a steep decline. But it’s not just a deep and long recession that’s to blame, but also cultural change, reports the Irish Times. Excerpts. Paul Cullen The Irish pub, says the Lonely Planet travel guide, is the country’s number-one attraction. Yet it is also doomed, according to leading food writer John McKenna. Health campaigners have its products in their cross-hairs, but the truth is that many of us are increasingly indifferent to its long-standing charms. It isn’t all that long...