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  • Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH — A sporting goods chain says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • If you think our real estate bubble was bad, just wait for China to implode

    01/11/2012 1:38:08 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | Junuary 11, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Tom Friedman, please take note. China’s lack of political wrangling is not an asset, it’s what will drag it down. Friedman’s and other liberals’ utopian dream of a benevolent dictator has never worked. It fails because unrestrained dictators, with the best of intentions, make mistakes – often grandiose mistakes. And when they are criticized and challenged, they fight to hold on to power. And then they become the Stalins, the Pol Pots and the Kim Jong Ils of the world. And China’s single party autocracy has made a grandiose mistake. It has embarked on a building spree that according to...
  • China Banks Nearly Bankrupt: "Every Province in China is Greece"

    11/16/2011 8:23:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    In one of these headline news stories that sounds shocking but is not shocking in the least, The Epoch Times reports Chinese TV Host Says Regime Nearly Bankrupt China’s economy has a reputation for being strong and prosperous, but according to a well-known Chinese television personality the country’s Gross Domestic Product is going in reverse. Larry Lang, chair professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in a lecture that he didn’t think was being recorded that the Chinese regime is in a serious economic crisis—on the brink of bankruptcy. In his memorable formulation: every province in...
  • China's Economy Goes From Boom To Bust

    11/08/2011 5:37:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 8, 2011 | Editor
    Global Crisis: The news these days is filled with stories about the euro zone economies and their ongoing crisis. But another, potentially bigger and even more important crisis is brewing — this one in China. Amid seemingly endless stories about the Chinese Miracle and how China's soaring economy is about to overtake the U.S. comes news that suggests the death of America as No. 1 may be exaggerated — and, in fact, may be dead wrong. Indeed, China's economy may be on the cusp of a major growth reversal. The cause: China's imploding real estate market. Since late summer, Chinese...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Mundy Township man lucky to be alive after stranger pulls him from burning van

    03/14/2009 7:35:04 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | March 13, 2009, 8:36 PM | RoNeisha Mullen
    MUNDY TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- On what was supposed to be the unluckiest day of the year, Kevin Conkey felt like the luckiest man alive. On Friday the 13th, he was pulled from his burning vehicle by a total stranger -- and without any injuries. "I'm lucky to be alive," said Conkey of Mundy Township. About 6:15 a.m., Conkey, a 50-year-old who has paraplegia, found himself sitting on a hill on U.S.-23 near I-96 watching his minivan burn. He'd had problems with the van earlier that morning, but was adamant about getting to work. "We'd had layoffs the day before, so...
  • Congress considering slavery apology

    02/29/2008 12:18:06 AM PST · by kingattax · 65 replies · 566+ views
    UPI ^ | Feb. 28, 2008
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is considering an apology for slavery, something five states have done in the past year. While it has apologized before, Congress never apologized for slavery, USA Today reported Thursday. "We've seen states step forward on this," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, noting resolutions in Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia. "I'm really shocked, just shocked" that the federal government hasn't apologized. "It's time to do so." Harkin said he and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will propose an apology for slavery and subsequent "Jim Crow" laws that furthered racial segregation. Among...