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  • Barack Obama blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, betrays United States and her Allies

    04/07/2012 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/2012 | Doug Book
    While the American media provide cover for the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, Vladimir Putin and the nation of Russia are reaping a treasure trove of defense secrets and missile technology by threatening to reveal the true history of the Manchurian Candidate. Obama has spent millions to prevent his personal story being revealed to the American public. Records have been destroyed, information hidden, false claims advanced, potential whistleblowers threatened and official documents forged. Enabled by a complicit media and the craven cowardice of political opponents, the most egregious felonies in the nation’s history have served to make the American people...
  • Obama's Budget: 'Interest Payments Will Exceed Defense Budget' in 2019

    04/06/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 5. 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest chart from the Senate Republican Budget Committee, pointing out that under President Obama's budget, the U.S. government will be spending more in 2019 to pay the interest on the national debt than it will be to defend America:
  • Two homeowners with guns confront intruders in Pierce County(WA)

    04/06/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    nwcn.com ^ | 5 April, 2012 | NA
    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Two Pierce County homeowners pulled guns on people trying to break into their homes Thursday morning. Bonney Lake Police said a man was napping at his home in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East when he heard someone ringing the doorbell. He ignored it, but then heard the person kicking the door. The owner grabbed a shotgun and confronted the intruder. The suspect then fled in a pickup truck, but not before the homeowner fired a shot. Police say there was no indication the car or the intruder was hit. Police said they are searching...
  • Man may have killed in self-defense during robbery off Tallassee

    04/05/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    A man who shot and killed another man Wednesday morning in Athens may have been acting in self-defense during a robbery, Athens-Clarke police said. He told police he shot 23-year-old Travis Sankwon Callaway after Callaway pulled a gun on him outside his home at Pinehurst Apartments off Tallassee Road, according to police. Police questioned the man after the 3 a.m. shooting and later released him. Callaway was dead when officers arrived, police said. Investigators found evidence in the breezeway of 120 Pinehurst Court that appears to support the man’s self-defense claim. “He was the shooter and the victim of a...
  • Robbery victim turns tables on suspect (AL)

    04/04/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    fox10tv.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Renee Dials
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police say a robbery suspect got an unexpected surprise when his intended victim started shooting at him. It happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday on Chinquapin Street in Mobile. When it was all over, the suspect was the one who ended up in the hospital. A holster was still on the hood of the victim's car hours after the shooting. One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said he was in bed when he heard gunfire. "I can't say what time it was, but I heard about six or seven gunshots go off. You know...
  • Woman who surprised attackers with gun talks to News 4(SC)

    04/04/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    A woman who had just finished doing overnight work in a Landrum business on Saturday was assaulted by two men, but ended up turning the tables on them when she pulled out a gun and shot at them. On Tuesday she talked first to News 4, and she said that it was the first and only time she had ever put the gun in her back pocket -- and at first, she didn't even remember she had it with her. For her protection, the woman's name is not being revealed. The 41-year-old woman had left through the back door of...
  • Dardenne Prairie homeowner shoots, kills man who broke into house(MO update)

    04/04/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE• A Dardenne Prairie man shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home last night and started beating the man's wife, authorities said. The home invasion appeared to be random, and the homeowners said they did not know the attacker, identified as William R. Carlton, 20, of the 2000 block of North Fourth Street in St. Charles. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Du Vall Court, near Feise Road. Carlton worked for an air duct and chimney sweeping business run out of a home next door to the one where the...
  • Police: Burglar shot by homeowner may have had wrong home(IN)

    04/04/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    wthr.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jeremy Brilliant
    PLEASANT VIEW - A suspected burglar is under arrest after getting shot while trying to break into a house in Shelby County. It happened around 3:30 am Thursday. Police say the man, who police have identified as Reginald A. Daniels, 19, from the Fountaintown area in Shelby County, tried to break in the front door of a house on Sycamore Road in the Prairie View neighborhood. Investigators say he broke through a side panel and was reaching in trying turn the knob from the inside when the homeowner fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the hip. "The homeowner...
  • Intruder Killed During Apparent Home Invasion(MO)

    04/04/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Chris Regnier
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, MO (KTVI) -A deadly home invasion happened Wednesday night St. Charles County. It and wound up with the homeowner shooting and killing an intruder. St. Charles County Sheriff`s Department investigators are calling the break in totally random and the actions of the homeowner justified. The suspect who was shot and killed by the homeowner is identified by police as 20-year-old William Carlton of St. Charles. Investigators say the home invasion happened around nine last night at a home on Du Vall Court just off Feise Road in Dardenne Prairie. Detectives say a 65 year old man and his...
  • The Dangers of Being GUNLESS

    04/04/2012 6:04:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Gunless people, those who steadfastly refuse to keep and bear arms, practice marksmanship or learn gun safety create certain burdens for the rest of society. * Gunless people increase the need for police protection, by being unable to fend for themselves in certain dire emergencies. * By remaining unarmed, a gunless person becomes a “free rider,” obtaining safety and protection against criminal activity through the responsible actions of others. * Gunless people in general reduce national security. An armed populace is more capable of aiding in national defense, from border risks to crime or terrorism events, and...
  • A THOUGHT FOR A SUNDAY…(guns in church)

    04/04/2012 5:59:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | April, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    In this recent incident, an aberration of society walked into a church in Spartanburg, raising a shotgun. Fortunately, before mayhem could ensue, an armed parishioner took him at gunpoint. This was not what the violent intruder had come for; he surrendered, and a mass murder was averted. These things don’t always have such happy endings. For a number of reasons, houses of worship are disproportionately likely to be the targets of mass murderers. Across the spectrum of the faiths, clergy and church management have taken to heart the words attributed to Jesus Christ: “If thou hast not a sword, sell...
  • Prior attorney general opposed 'stand your ground' legislation(AK)

    04/03/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | 2 April, 2012 | RICHARD MAUER
    JUNEAU -- Two years ago, when the Legislature was debating the first incarnation of "stand your ground" legislation, then-Attorney General Dan Sullivan decried the bill as an invitation to violence. Covering a broad swath of beliefs from religion to atheism, from conservatism to liberalism, Sullivan's unequivocal letter to the House Judiciary Committee, written by a subordinate, said the bill had no place in the statute books. "Whatever source one thinks our laws should be drawn from -- the ten commandments which say 'thou shalt not kill,' simple morality, utilitarianism principles of the greater good, or simply the concept that life...
  • North Bend man shoots, kills home intruder in Si View neighborhood(WA)

    04/03/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    valleyrecord.com ^ | 1 April, 2012 | NA
    A North Bend man shot and killed an intruder who smashed his way into a Si View residence late Friday. According to media reports and the King County Sheriff's Office, the resident, who is 46 years old, and his girlfriend were awakened just before midnight when a man, apparently a burglar, threw a propane tank through their sliding glass door. They live at the 400 block of Orchard Drive. Reports stated that while the residents hid, they could hear the intruder rummaging through their belongings. The male resident warned the intruder several times that he had a gun, but the...
  • Self-defense killing is North Bend’s first violent death in 7 years(WA semi-barf)

    04/03/2012 7:23:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    valleyrecord.com ^ | 2 April, 2012 | CAROL LADWIG
    It had been been nearly eight years since North Bend law enforcement investigated a suspicious death within city limits, until last Friday, when a North Bend resident shot and killed a man who’d broken into his home. In last Friday’s tragedy near Si View Park, law enforcement found a “clear case of self-defense,” but on Oct. 28, 2004, they investigated a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of the owners of Happy Sushi and Teriyaki on Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. Man Chung, who owned the restaurant with his wife, Kwang, had a history of domestic violence, and a court order to...
  • Self-Defense Killings Rise Nationwide; Ozarkers Take Action As Well(MO)

    04/03/2012 7:17:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    kspr.com/news ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Joanna Small and Joel Girdner
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The case is shedding new light on what are considered "justifiable" killings. Across the United States the number of people who claim they killed in self defense has doubled over the past decade. There's no one Missouri agency that tracks shootings and killings in what's claimed to be self-defense, but according to the Greene County Sheriff more homeowners are taking defensive action for a very good reason. These three homeowners were unarmed: "This is a home invasion and we're going to shoot you," a Springfield family told us in February. "They knocked me down and first thing hit...
  • [Vanity] USEFUL opinions wanted: Bushmaster AR15 O.R.C. M4 (Optics Ready Carbine) 16"

    04/02/2012 1:27:58 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 44 replies
    Bass Pro Shop ^ | 4/2/2012 | blueflag
    Bass Pro Shop advertising a Bushmaster AR15 O.R.C. M4 (Optics Ready Carbine) 16", 30-rd, collapsible stock. Curious about any FReeper experience with this carbine. Priced at $979.99 Out of stock at most of the usual places online, so I thought it might be a popular firearm. What is the FReeper opinion of this? This is a .223/5.56 NATO rifle. Not gonna debate .223 v .308 on this thread. That is a different purchase. Please provide your USEFUL opinions.
  • Suspected teen robber shot(MS)

    04/01/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wlbt.com ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A robber was shot earlier Saturday evening when he held up a barber at gunpoint in Jackson. Jackson Police were on the scene around 5:30 at Elegante Coiffures Beauty and Barber Salon on Medgar Evers near the intersection of Rutledge Avenue. Witnesses told WLBT that a barber stepped outside to go to his vehicle when he was suddenly approached by a person with a gun. Police say the 17-year old took money from the barber and attempted to take his vehicle. Another barber in the business saw the two struggling. That co-worker then retrieved a weapon...
  • North Bend homeowner shoots and kills intruder(WA)

    04/01/2012 5:23:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    nwcn.com ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    NORTH BEND, Wash. -- A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into the bedroom where the homeowner and his girlfriend were hiding. The incident started just after 11:30 p.m. Friday night in the 300 block of SE 5th St in North Bend. A woman called 911 and said that an unknown man was pounding on her door and windows, yelling to be let in. Deputies arrived and didn't locate the suspect but heard a large crash and then banging from a nearby house. The police dispatcher told the deputies that she just received another 911 call from a...
  • President Defends ‘Flexibility’ Remarks

    03/31/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    In what President Obama believed to be an “off-the-record” exchange, he was overheard requesting “space” from the Russians until after the November election when he would have more “flexibility.” This would-be covert conversation has raised suspicions about his intended defense policies for a prospective second term. “Doing the right thing and doing the popular thing are not always one-and-the-same,” Obama explained. “I want to be able to do what’s right. But it will be of no avail if I’m not reelected. All I was asking of the Russians was to lay low for the next eight months to let me...
  • President Defends ‘Flexibility’ Remarks

    03/31/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    In what President Obama believed to be an “off-the-record” exchange, he was overheard requesting “space” from the Russians until after the November election when he would have more “flexibility.” This would-be covert conversation has raised suspicions about his intended defense policies for a prospective second term. “Doing the right thing and doing the popular thing are not always one-and-the-same,” Obama explained. “I want to be able to do what’s right. But it will be of no avail if I’m not reelected. All I was asking of the Russians was to lay low for the next eight months to let me...
  • Texas lawyers offer $10,000 for George Zimmerman's legal defense

    03/31/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 107 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 3-31-2012 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    The National Association for Legal Gun Defense wants to contribute $10,000 toward George Zimmerman's legal expenses, a member said today. The group represents gun owners involved in self-defense shooting cases, said attorney Blue Rannefeld of Fort Worth, Texas. Rannefeld said he has not been able to contact Zimmerman, 28, and is trying to reach Zimmerman's attorney, Craig Sonner of Altamonte Springs to make the group's offer of assistance.
  • Obama's 'Space' for Russia

    03/30/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The sound bite went viral -- the president of the United States asking the Russian president to carry a message to Putin for "space" in dealing with contentious missile defense issues until after the election so the American president would have "more flexibility."  The photos went viral as well: President Obama's hand on Medvedev's knee, the smiling president with his arm around Medvedev's shoulder, the two of them sipping tea.It is bad, of course, on many levels, but historically consistent.  The president is notoriously hostile to missile defense, as are the Russians.  The Russians are particularly hostile to U.S. missile...
  • Gunman tries to rob barbershop, shoots employee(OH)

    03/29/2012 9:48:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cantonrep.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Lori Monsewicz
    CANTON — When a man tried to rob a barbershop and starting shooting up the place, one of the barbershop employees fired back. Another employee was shot in the leg before the robber ran away, said Capt. Dave Davis, who heads the police department’s detective bureau. Adam Trussel, 32, of Canton, was taken to Aultman Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg, Davis said. His condition was not known early Thursday. The robbery occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday at the A&R Barber Shop at 1256 Maryland Ave. SW, he said. A man walked into the barbershop carrying a...
  • A look at defense law in Montana

    03/29/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ktvq.com ^ | 28 March, 2012 | Drew Trafton
    BILLINGS- Even in Montana, more than 2,000 miles away from Florida, the controversial shooting death of 17-year- old Trayvon Martin is sparking debate via social media. Much of the debate is centered around the self defense law, popularly known as Castle Doctrine-- which allows a resident to protect their self and property, which is being touted as a justification for the shooting. Clearly, many of the details which will tell the full story of that tragic event have yet to be released. But as the debate rages on closer to home, it raises the question of what defense law states...
  • Police: Robbery foiled after man shot suspect(SC)

    03/28/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    abcnews4.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Valencia Wicker and Brian Troutman
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Officials say it's an armed robbery that began near one apartment complex and ended at another. Officers with the North Charleston Police Department, Charleston County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol were on the scene at Otranto Road Tuesday afternoon. "From what we can gather a male victim arrived at that location, and I believe it was his daughter in the car. He was exiting out of the car to get his daughter when he was approached by a black male who came up to him and demanded his money, his jewelry and basically...
  • Obama Groveling Before Russians Fulfills 2008 Promise

    03/28/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Security: The president insists he wasn't trying to "hide the ball" until after the election, but the man who as candidate pledged to "end misguided defense policies" such as missile defense is fulfilling that campaign promise. Despite the administration's rap-dancing with the help of the usual suspects in the mainstream media, it's clear that the recent meeting between President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, couldn't be more different in tone and meaning from the one President Ronald Reagan had with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, in October 1986. President Obama has tried to...
  • Homeowner Shoots At Thief (MI)

    03/28/2012 4:43:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wilx.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | NA
    A Lansing homeowner shot at a suspected thief after finding the man in his home Tuesday evening. Police say the man returned to his home on the 700 block of Cleveland around 5:25 p.m. and saw a man run from the back of his house. The homeowner went inside and found another man inside. He recognized the second suspect, and fired a shotgun at him. The second suspect was not injured and left the home. When police arrived, he directed officers to the home where the suspect lives; he was taken into custody. That man is expected to be arraigned...
  • BSO: Man shot dead in Pompano Beach appears to be case of self-defense

    03/28/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    A father fatally shot a man in Pompano Beach after the man threatened his family, swinging a piece of wood at his wife and kids, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was still under investigation Monday. “At this point, all indications so far point to this man defending his family and defending himself,” BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Northeast Second Avenue, BSO said. The wife and two children walked out the door when a stranger confronted them. The stranger swung a piece of wood at them, BSO...
  • Indiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Citizens to Protect Themselves Against Police Actions

    03/28/2012 2:49:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    guns.com ^ | 22 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    Tuesday night, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that would protect citizens who reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves, someone else or their own property from unlawful actions by a public servant. While supports believe the proposal strengthens the legal rights of people against public servants or government agents illegally entering their home, police groups are worried that many will use it as justification for attacking officers or will not understand the law fully. "For those who don't take the time to read the law, it is going to be devastating for someone to think they have...
  • Conceal Carry Permit Holder Stops Shooter at Church(SC)

    03/28/2012 2:42:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    A concealed carry permit holder in Boiling Springs, SC was able to detain a shooter at his local church this Sunday until Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene. Jesse Gates, an attendee at Boiling Springs' South Side Freewill Baptist Church was acting like he was having a heart attack on Sunday morning, according to Rev. Henry Guyton. Gates was cleared by EMS and left the premises, only to return later that morning and pull at shotgun out of the trunk of his car. Rev. Guyton's grandson, Aaron Guyton, saw Gates pull the shotgun out and immediately went into the main...
  • Man credits concealed carry weapon for saving two lives(WI)

    03/27/2012 5:24:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | 25 March, 2012 | Jeremy Ross
    MILWAUKEE — A would-be victim says his concealed carry gun was the reason a criminal’s intentions were stopped cold. He says investigators told him it’s possible the man who tried to rob him Saturday night could have robbed others this weekend. Saturday night, March 24th, Danny Black and his girlfriend Julie took the dogs out for a walk. Seven-year-old golden-doodle Chloe was along for the stroll when Black says another person interrupted. The two were confronted by the driver of a van in the area of 73rd and Courtland. Worrisome words quickly turned into threatening actions. Black says the driver...
  • Obama's Zone Defense

    03/27/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 4 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    resident Obama, under mounting political pressure following disclosure of comments to Russia’s president about future flexibility in missile defense talks, told reporters on Tuesday he is not “hiding the football” regarding secret talks on the issue. The president was overheard Monday through an open microphone in Seoul having a private conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The president said Moscow should give him “space” from political pressure during the reelection campaign. In exchange, he promised more “flexibility” in addressing Moscow’s opposition to planned missile defenses in Europe, comments widely viewed as offering additional concessions on U.S. strategic defenses. Medvedev said...
  • Professor Says Florida Self-Defense Law Not At All Crazy(CA)

    03/27/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 26 March, 2012 | Steve Large
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The police decision not to charge a man who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Florida last month has sparked national outrage, including rallies in Oakland and Los Angeles on Monday. But a Sacramento law professor says the self-defense law isn’t any different than in California. George Zimmerman told police 17-year-old Tayvon Martin punched him and slammed his head on the ground, which prompted Zimmerman to shoot. Police cite Florida’s “stand your ground” law for their decision not to arrest Zimmerman. McGeorge law professor John Myers says the outrage against the law is misplaced. Myers read directly...
  • Store owner shoots teen in self-defense, killing him(FL)

    03/27/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Alison Morrow
    TAMPA, Fla. - Taquanda Baker doesn't remember the suspect saying anything. She just remembers seeing his gun. "I was standing here," she said, pointing to a spot near her cash register. "As I saw him coming, he already had the gun up." Baker pulled her gun out of her pocket, misfiring a shot into the wall, then aimed and shot again. "He stumbled about 3 feet back, hit the floor, and I shot out the door," she recalls. Baker ran outside her convenience store to Armenia Avenue and flagged down a TPD cruiser. "I was like, 'I just shot somebody....
  • Obama to Medvedev: “Give Me Space” on Missile Defense

    03/26/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies · 6+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Michaela Bendikova
    The United States does not need to protect itself from the threat of ballistic missiles right now. At least that is what President Obama suggests with his recent exchange between himself and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The exchange was as follows: President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.” President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you.…” President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more...
  • Obama’s Comments to Medvedev Reveal Missile Defense Policy

    03/26/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies · 5+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Baker Spring
    It is a fundamental trust the American people put in a President that he will do all within his power to defend them against foreign military threats. This trust is no less applicable to threats posed by ballistic missiles. President Obama, however, apparently thinks very little of his responsibility to honor this trust. In an unguarded comment to outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, on March 26, President Obama made it clear that he will exhibit more “flexibility” in accommodating Russian objections to the U.S. expanding its missile defense capabilities after he is re-elected. What President Obama...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Police: Retired Detroit Officer Fataly Shot Armed Robber(MI)

    03/24/2012 6:26:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 23 March, 2012 | RON SAVAGE
    DETROIT (WJBK ) -- It was a slow, sleepy Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Dollar General on East Lafayette in Detroit. Two guys walked into the store. One of them had a gun. They forced a female employee to give them a bag of cash, but the security guard at the store is a retired Detroit police officer. He worked in the homicide division. He said what's the deal. Investigators say one of the bad guys with the gun pointed it at the retired officer, but in one, swift move he pulled his gun and shot the armed...
  • Victim shoots at suspects after attempted Bedford Twp. burglary

    03/24/2012 6:20:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    wtol.com ^ | 20 March, 2012 | Nick Bade
    BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI (WTOL) – Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for three men they say lured a Bedford Township resident out of his home in an attempt to steal from him. Police say one suspect got the homeowner to come into his front yard while two more entered the home through the back door. When the homeowner became suspicious of the suspect, he went back inside and interrupted the attempted burglary in progress. All the suspects fled as the homeowner got a hand gun. As the suspects were fleeing in a minivan the victim fired one shot, hitting the...
  • Armed Customer Chases Pawn Shop Thief(TX)

    03/24/2012 6:12:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    kristv.com ^ | 22 March, 2012 | Janine Reyes
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are searching for the man who they say tried to rob a First Cash Pawn yesterday afternoon. The suspect was chased out of the store by employees and a customer with a licensed, concealed handgun. The robbery happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, when a man in his 20's asked to get a closer look at a $1,200 necklace. He snatched the jewelry from the clerk and ran out of the business. It was not a clean getaway as the suspect smacked his face on a glass door while running. When the suspect got to his...
  • Would-be Robber Taken Out by Store Customer(MI)

    03/23/2012 3:30:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views
    fox17online.com ^ | 23 March, 2012 | Jason Volentine
    A man walked into Spike N' Mike's Party Store around 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, intending to rob the place, according to the store's owner. The suspect, identified by a relative as Robert Slanger, didn't count on a vigilant, mixed-martial arts trained customer stepping in, however. "I look at the cashier, I kind of know him, I come in there every day. I whispered to him, I mouthed to him, 'Are you getting robbed right now?' He said, 'Yeah,' like really scared," said Zack Thome, the GVSU college student who tackled the suspect. The store, located at the busy corner of...
  • EU seeks greater defense cooperation

    03/22/2012 10:07:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    European Voice ^ | 22.03.2012 / 15:50 CET | Toby Vogel
    The European Union's defense ministers today discussed greater cooperation in the face of budget cuts in Europe and the United States. At a meeting in Brussels, the ministers discussed plans for pooling and sharing military assets. They also reviewed the EU's ongoing military missions—an anti-piracy operation off Somalia, a training mission for Somali soldiers in Uganda, and a small mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They also agreed that the EU's anti-piracy mission should be extended by two years. … The ministers noted “with concern the overall reduction of defense research and technology investment and its implications for Europe's ability to...
  • Shooting of possible intruder prompts more residents to get armed(NV)

    03/22/2012 5:23:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ktnv.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | Katie Crowther
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas resident took matters into his own hands by fatally shooting a possible intruder on Tuesday morning. It happened around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Spurs Court, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way on the far west side of town. The victim was shot in the back yard of a home. Police believe the victim had no right to be on the property and did not know the resident who fired the shots. The resident called 911 and claims to have shot in self defense. People who live nearby say this...
  • Mark Levin Bucks Conservative Media Trend, Comes to Gingrich’s Defense.

    03/22/2012 5:16:55 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    While much of the conservative movement has seemingly lined up to oppose former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s ascent in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, high-profile defenders of Gingrich have been few and far between. But Gingrich does have one outspoken defender, conservative talker and author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” Mark Levin. “I’m going to tell you something. Newt Gingrich was the former Republican Speaker of the House, the first Republican Speaker of the House in almost half a century, and he was fighting the Democrats and to win the House of Representatives before most of the...
  • Slinger homeowner won't be charged in fatal shooting(WI)

    03/21/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies · 43+ views
    jsonline.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | Jesse Garza
    A Slinger homeowner who fatally shot a 20-year-old West Bend man who was hiding from police inside the homeowner's enclosed porch will not be charged, the Washington County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Bo Morrison was among a group of people who fled from an underage drinking party in a nextdoor garage and was hiding inside the porch when he was shot about 2 a.m. March 3. The homeowner acted lawfully and in self-defense when he armed himself, encountered Morrison in the darkened room and killed him with a single gunshot from a .45 caliber revolver, the statement says. Authorities...
  • Cops: Drug dealer kills would-be robber(PA)

    03/21/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    philly.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | NA
    Cops: Drug dealer kills would-be robber * Millbank Road near Midway Avenue, Upper Darby A drug dealer with a permit to carry a gun shot and killed a man who tried to rob him Monday night in Upper Darby, police said. The 24-year-old dealer was getting out of his car about 11:30 when Devaughn Tucker-Knight, 21, came up behind him, pulled a gun and demanded everything the man had, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Unfortunately for Tucker-Knight, the dealer had been reaching into his car to grab his handgun, Chitwood said. The two engaged in a gunbattle during...
  • Police: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect(NV)

    03/21/2012 2:09:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    8newsnow.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | Caroline Bleakley
    LAS VEGAS -- Part of a Summerlin neighborhood was closed for several hours Tuesday while police investigated a shooting. Metro detectives say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder. Neighbors say they heard what sounded like a motorcycle backfire around 9:30 a.m. Metro police say it was gunfire. And that the homeowner shot and killed someone. The incident happened in the 2100 block of Spurs Court, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way. Neighbors say after they heard the commotion, police swarmed the area. Metro confirms the man who was shot has died and police say they are getting reports that...
  • Man killed after trying to enter home with sword(FL)

    03/20/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    wtsp.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | NA
    Jacksonville, FL (WTLV) - Police said a man wielding a sword in Mandarin Friday night was shot and killed by a homeowner. Police were called to the Solano Grove Condominiums near the intersection of Sunbeam Road and San Jose Boulevard shortly before midnight Friday night. Neighbors had called police because they had seen a man walking around with a sword, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Homicide Sargent Lonnie Mills. The man with the sword tried to enter someone's home and that person shot him. Mills said that police have been called to the area for that resident before and that...
  • Homeowner Won't Be Charged After Shooting Intruder(NM)

    03/19/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    koat.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police said a homeowner shot someone who broke into his home in northwest Albuquerque on Sunday morning. The homeowner frantically called 911 after the shooting. Police said the man didn't know the intruder or how he got in. "He had fired numerous rounds at the individual," Sgt. Ferris Simmons said. "The suspect was conscious when police arrived. The homeowner did say he was conscious when he was making the call and crying." ------------cut------------------- "No one ever wants to take another person's life in a situation like this. However, we expect homeowners to defend their families and defend...
  • Homeowner shoots intruder(KY)

    03/19/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wpsdlocal6.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Lauren Adams
    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. — It was still dark, before 4 a.m. Monday, but Jack Thompson, 78, was able to make out two figures in the night. It was noise outside that had woken him up and the sight confirmed his fears. He reached under his pillow and grabbed his pistol. Seconds later, there was a noise he described as a "thud." The two men had kicked in the door of his Brewers-area home and one was charging up the stairs to the Thompson's bedroom. "He knew where he was going. He headed for me. He knew where I slept," he...