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  • Kelly: What Sarah Palin Did Was Irresponsible And Insensitive (Rep. Gabby Giffords' husband)

    09/30/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alan Colmes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun Violence. Alan and Mark discussed why Mark and Gabrielle continue to own guns themselves, about the passing of new gun legislation in California, and what Sarah Palin did that was “irresponsible” and “insensitive.” ********** COLMES: Just today in California, Gov. Brown signed a law that says if you are a relative of somebody that has a gun and you think...
  • Container Park Reaches Capacity With Addition Of Three New Businesses (Mall of storage containers)

    09/30/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KNPR-TV ^ | September 3, 2014 | Marie Andrusewicz
    Thinking of opening a business at Container Park? Well, you’re too late. Beginning this month, the downtown shopping and dining center is officially at capacity as Kappa Toys, Blowout Dollhouse and Perch round out the dining and retail offerings. Choosing vendors for the Container Park was not just about filling space, but rather curating the right types of stores, Doug McPhail, retail operations director for the Downtown Project told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Having the perfect mix of businesses was more important to us than rushing to put something in that we didn’t feel was right,” McPhail said of the...
  • Brilliant pro-fracking ad

    09/30/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    President & CEO Magazine ^ | August 13, 2014
    “I’ll tell Vladimir!”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)I thought this was hilarious. Enjoy!
  • 6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule

    09/29/2014 8:21:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 29, 2014 | Laura Turner Garrison
    Who runs the world? In these six societies: Girls. By standard definition, a matriarchy is a “family, group or state governed by a matriarch (a woman who is head of a family or tribe).” Anthropologists and feminists have since created more specific classifications for female societies, including the matrilineal system. Matrilineality refers not only to tracing one’s lineage through maternal ancestry, it can also refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female line. While the legendary Amazons (probably the most widely known matriarchy) are relegated to mythology, there are a handful of female-led societies...
  • The Utah Polygamy Ruling and the Tale of the Slippery Slope

    09/29/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | September 1, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    “Same sex marriage leads away from polygamy, not for it,” said the Brookings Institution’s Jonathan Rauch in 2012. Joining him was the Economist, which wrote just last year that “gay marriage” to polygamy was “A not-so-slippery slope.” But more and more it seems that these and other crystal-ball watchers have slipped on their own prognostication. Headline Aug. 28, 2014: “Federal Judge Opens Door Further to Group Marriage.” That’s from Breitbart’s Austin Ruse, who reports: The Utah ban made it illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison for anyone to cohabit with someone they are not legally married...
  • State Democrats Facing 2014 Obliteration in Vital National Swing State Ohio

    09/29/2014 3:49:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Does anybody get the feeling the Dems are increasingly  desperate to find new talent that doesn't implode?  Weak bench if you ask me... and telling There's plenty of similarities between the way they promoted a poorly-vetted Wendy Davis in Texas -and now gubernatorial candidate (and political goober) Ed FitzGerald in Ohio-  only to collapse in a utterly failed effort. The Buckeye state Dems blame a firm they hired to vet him, so typical of leftists to point the finger when they screw something up. Both of these Democratic Party 'rising stars' imploded spectacularly, all but guaranteeing the Republicans will not only retain...
  • Ten Point Coalition may move up Ferguson trip (More rabble rousers n the way)

    09/28/2014 4:15:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WXIN-TV ^ | September 28, 2014 | taylor2213
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)INDIANAPOLIS, In (Sept 28th, 2014) –In the wake of the weekend shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Indianapolis-based Ten Point Coalition may move up its proposed trip to the trouble-plagued St. Louis suburb to help the community prepare for more fallout from the killing of teenager Michael Brown by police. “We’re talking to several ministerial groups in Ferguson about us coming a little quicker than we had planned,” said Rev. Charles Harrison. “We’re scheduled to be there the ninth and tenth of October, which is a Thursday and Friday, but we may need to get there a...
  • Religion of Peace Update [Updated]

    09/27/2014 12:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Oklahoma got a dose of peace yesterday, when Alton Nolen, apparently a Muslim convert, beheaded a co-worker at the food company where he worked. He attacked a second woman and would have killed her too, except that the company’s COO has a gun and knows how to use it. This could actually be a case of workplace violence, as the attack occurred immediately after Alton had been fired. (For what, has not been reported.) Nolen had a colorful criminal record, which makes one wonder how he got a job at all when millions are unemployed. Paul has written about the...
  • Report: OK Beheading Suspect Tried to Convert Others to Islam

    09/26/2014 11:48:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 26, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Friday, Oklahoma City’s KFOR reported that the FBI is investigating claims that Alton Nolen, a man who beheaded one of his former co-workers before stabbing another had tried to convert others to Islam. According to KFOR, “the FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.” The investigation is ongoing, and according to KFOR “it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack.” The station said that police are saying Nolen randomly attacked two employees in the front office...
  • MN:CCW Holder Cleared in Shooting

    09/26/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Earl Malone, Suspected Armed Robber One adult attempts to rob another, using the threat of deadly force.  The victim is an armed adult with a concealed carry permit.  He defends himself, and the attempted robber dies.   Cause for muted thanks, correct?  The good guy won, and there is one less hardened criminal on the street to make the city a slightly less dangerous place. The CBSMinnesota headline: Man Released After Claiming Self Defense In Fatal Mpls. ShootingThis from cbslocal.com: Authorities believe he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 18-year-old Earl Malone Saturday night at the intersection of...
  • CO: CCW Carrier Protects his Dog by Shooting Attacking Dog

    09/26/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the story, it is clear that the dog that attacked was unsecured and in violation of the law.   The family had been gently warned that their dog might escape.  The  CCW carrier's fears were realized, and he had to use deadly force to save his own, legally restrained, dog.   The dog is referred to as a "lab" but it is clear that it is a mix of some kind.   It was an adopted dog, so its ancestry is not certain.  Most dogs are very territorial; it is not surprising that they will attack other dogs that they view...
  • Kevin Ward, Jr. Had Enough Marijuana in His System to Impair Judgment; Tony Stewart Not Charged

    09/25/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 124 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Jason Lisk
    Kevin Ward, Jr. Had Enough Marijuana in His System to Impair Judgment; Tony Stewart Not Charged By: Jason Lisk 9 hours ago Tony Stewart will not be indicted by an Ontario County (NY) grand jury in the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. Stewart’s vehicle struck Ward after Ward exited his own vehicle on the track and walked toward the middle of the race track at Canandaigua Motor Speedway on August 9, 2014
  • TN: Armed "Good Samaritan" Defends Self, in the Middle of a "Domestic"

    09/25/2014 4:33:54 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case reported from Antioch, Tennessee, a domestic argument ends with a stranger being drawn into a potentially deadly encounter.     The accused and a woman were arguing, and the accused told her to to get out of the car on the Interstate.   A stranger, seeing a woman walking on the Interstate, stopped to ask if she needed help.   Shortly after, the accused came back, stopped, drew a pistol and pointed it at the two.   The stranger drew his own gun, words were exchanged, and the accused drove off.   No shots were fired. Talk to any police officer, and...
  • Letter: Trayvon Martin had the right to self-defense against racist attack

    09/24/2014 8:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Max Mania
    I was stunned by the anger and sarcasm Harry J. Mallory directed toward a dead teenager, Trayvon Martin, in the Sept. 17 letters. It was over the top and then some (“Cartoon comparing Putin to Zimmerman case went too far”). His reasoning seems pretty easy to understand: Trayvon was black; blacks are thugs; so all George Zimmerman did was create a “dead thug.” Sadly, this sort of (racism) seems pretty common among the far right these days. Here’s what I remember: Trayvon Martin was simply walking home. George Zimmerman targeted him because he was black. Zimmerman followed Trayvon, even after...
  • Astorino for NY Govenor Signs: If You Want Them, I Got "Em

    09/24/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU
    If you need Rob Astorino signs and you live in Wayne, Ontario and Seneca counties, I have some for you as well as window stickers.
  • Catholic school in Toronto: Boy must be allowed to share bathroom with girls

    09/24/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 37 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinski notes how, "Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a 'girl.' A mother whose young daughter attends the school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned about the implications of allowing a biological boy to share her daughter’s washroom and changing room, especially as the boy moves into puberty. The mother, under condition of anonymity, shared her concerns with Phil Lees, president of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (P.E.A.C.E.), who...
  • New York Times does factually wrong hit piece on cancer stricken Toronto mayor

    09/24/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    That a major newspaper in another country would paint the severely ill Ford in such a negative light goes beyond anything the anti-Ford media in Toronto has done New York Times does factually wrong hit piece on cancer stricken Toronto mayor Since Robert Bruce Ford was first elected as a city councillor back in 2000, the elite left wing media had it in for him. Even before Ford became enmeshed in drug and booze-fueled scandals, Ford’s fiscal conservatism and concern over how tax money was spent, was too much for them. On top of that he was uncouth, mouthed off...
  • Ferguson Residents Angry As Michael Brown Memorial Destroyed By Fire Tuesday Morning

    09/23/2014 3:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | September 23, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    A memorial dedicated to slain teenager Michael Brown was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning. The memorial, made mostly of teddy bears and homemade signs, had been kept on the side of the street feet from where Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9th. Another memorial, located in the middle of Canfield Drive at the exact spot where Brown’s slain body laid for four hours, remains intact. The cause of the fire is unknown at this point. The town’s fire department was called to the scene at 6:45 AM local time to respond...
  • FL: Gun Taken from Victim, Suspects Arrested

    09/23/2014 10:20:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this unusual Florida case, the two suspects are said to have attacked an armed citizen who was in his car, to have taken his gun, and fled the scene.   It all happened at a McDonald's drive-through, when the victim honked at the attackers who were ahead of him and who had received their order, but had not driven off.   From myfoxtampabay.com: Police say the Gregory Fulham got out of the car, went to the driver's side of the car behind them and started punching the man, who had pulled a gun from his glovebox. Police say Kevin Fulham...
  • SpaceX founder expects flights from Texas spaceport to begin in 2016

    09/22/2014 10:48:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 22, 2014 | Aaron Nelsen
    BROWNSVILLE — At the groundbreaking ceremony Monday for SpaceX's commercial spaceport on the Texas Gulf coast, the founder of the aerospace company said the survival of mankind may hang on colonization of other planets. The company's future commercial orbital spaceport in Boca Chica, near Brownsville, could be a key player in the race to Mars, said Elon Musk, who is the CEO. “I'm an optimist,” Musk said. “I wouldn't have gotten into the rocket business otherwise.” Musk said SpaceX expects to begin construction on the site by mid-2015 and launch at least one commercial flight per month by late 2016....
  • Child Services to Mom Who Did Nothing Wrong: 'Just Don't Let Your Kids Play Outside'

    09/22/2014 10:58:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    Children's book author Kari Anne Roy was recently visited by the Austin police and Child Protective Services for allowing her son Isaac, age 6, to do the unthinkable: Play outside, up her street, unsupervised. He'd been out there for about 10 minutes when Roy's doorbell rang. She opened it to find her son —and a woman she didn't know. As Roy wrote on her blog HaikuMama last week, the mystery woman asked: "Is this your son?" I nodded, still trying to figure out what was happening. "He said this was his house. I brought him home." She was wearing dark...
  • OH:Six Shots, Six Misses at Robber? or Not?

    09/22/2014 2:26:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    In close range gunfights with handguns, it is not uncommon for both participants to fire several shots without anyone being hit.   In this article From wcpo.com, it is written that no injuries were reported: Police say the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's wallet.Once the wallet was turned over, the victim pulled out his own gun and both men pointed the firearms at each other. Officials say the victim fired about six shots after the suspect refused to put his gun down. (snip) No injuries were reported and no arrests made. In the video for the...
  • Snoop Dogg Joins Families of Michael Brown, Jordan Davis for ‘Fallout From Ferguson’ Panel

    09/21/2014 4:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 21, 2014 | Taylor Gordon
    Rapper Snoop Dogg and the League of Young Voters came together to host a panel about police brutality and the chaotic events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot. In addition to Snoop Dogg, the panel also welcomed Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr.; Jordan Davis’ mother, Lucia McBath; attorney Benjamin Crump and Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop. The panel, titled No Guns Allowed: Fallout From Ferguson, took place during the BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta. The group of panelists discussed what the African-American community needs to do to help solve issues of racism and...
  • Brian Stelter: Sarah Palin Deserves Benefit Of Doubt Over ‘Brawl’ Reports (CNN host)

    09/21/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    On his show Reliable Sources this morning, CNN host Brian Stelter defended Sarah Palin against media coverage of her family’s alleged “brawl” at a snowmobile party earlier this month. “Doesn’t Sarah Palin deserve the benefit of the doubt?” Stelter asked. He began the segment by airing a clip from Morning Joe in which host Joe Scarborough seemed to take a jab at what Stelter called Scarborough’s own network’s “saturation” of coverage over Gov. Chris Christie‘s “Bridgegate” scandal — or lack of. Stelter then took aim at the New York Daily News‘s coverage of the story, saying the newspaper did not...
  • NV: Vet wins Gunfight with 15-Year-Old Attacker

    09/21/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    Gunshot Holes on each side of Window In this defensive gun use in Las Vegas, a veteran defends his family from a frontal attack.   The attacker is a 15-Year-Old boy, who shoots through the front door.   Fortunately, the attacker has never practiced door breaching techniques.   The gunshot holes are not even close to the door lock or hinges.  It was repored that the shots went through  the kitchen, narrowly missing the father of the former friend.   Perhaps the shooter was aiming for the father. The attacker is known to the victims.  The 15-Year-Old had been camping with a 14-Year-Old...
  • OH:Criminals, Emergency Rooms, and Survival

    09/20/2014 5:28:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When a person suffers severe trauma, minutes become precious.  Prompt medical treatment means the difference between losing a limb or keeping it, between full brain function and life confined to a wheel chair, between life and death.  I recently wrote about the percentage of people who are shot who survive.   One of the most important factors in survival is whether a person shot arrives at a medical treatment facility with a pulse and blood pressure.  If they do, chances of survival jump to about 95%.  In this example of a shooting of an intruder in Prairie Township, Ohio,  the...
  • Stop & Shop Supermarkets: weapons prohibited

    09/19/2014 2:48:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
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    I was in my local Stop & Shop today and noticed a employee putting a sign up on the door. When I left I looked and noticed they posted the stores. I checked their FB page and they have confirmed it is a BAN all all forms of carry.
  • PA:Another Writer Transfers Volition to Guns

    09/19/2014 11:15:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The alternative online publication philebrity.com, which is about "Philly Arts, Gossip, Media, Music, Nightlife & Politics".   The have picked up on the theme of irrationality of those who wish to disarm the citizenry by attribution volition and motivation to inanimate objects: "..3,373 people were killed by guns in Philadelphia between September 11, 2001 and the end of 2013, and 174 more have been murdered so far this year." People were killed *with* guns, not "by" guns.   There is a large difference.   Guns are not alive.   Guns do not make choices.  Guns do not have volition or...
  • OR:72-Year-Old Father Defends Wife, Shoots Son

    09/19/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Metolius, Oregon, a 72-year-old man used a .38 caliber revolver to defend himself and his wife from a drunken attacker who broke down their bedroom door.   The attacker was their 45 year old son.    One of the prime weapons in the propaganda campaign to disarm Americans is a theory of homicide in the United States.   I call it the "progressive elite" theory.   It runs like this:  The majority of people, except for the exceptional elite, are just moments away from committing a criminal homicide.  They have poor impulse control and fly into rages which escalate into homicidal rages...
  • OH:Private Buyers Compete for Guns at Toledo Turn In "buy back"

    09/18/2014 4:27:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I missed the notifications of this 8 September 2014 event.   It seems that those notifications are coming closer and closer to the event date, almost as if those conducting the events do not want anyone to do any pre-planning.   Toledo has a checkered history of police bullying private buyers and sellers.   Buckeyefirearms.org did a great job of exposing this last year, with four videos:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, and Video 4.  It did not matter much.  There were plenty of private buyers there this year. This year, the police seem to have learned more about the law. ...
  • Michelle Obama Exalted For Matrimonial Achievement With School Named In Her Honor

    09/18/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eric Owens, education editor
    A school district in the suburbs of Chicago has announced plans to rename two schools in honor of first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. The suburb is Park Forest, Ill., according to The SouthtownStar. The two schools, both located in Park Forest Chicago Heights School District 163, will be the Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts and the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.) The school to be named after Michelle Obama is currently called Forest Trail Middle School. The school named after President Obama is currently...
  • Could Bitcoin Become Scotland’s Official Currency?

    09/18/2014 2:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | September 16, 2014 | Josh Harkinson
    A reliable medium of exchange is the biggest obstacle to Scottish independence. Enter the world's leading crypto-coinage.With Thursday's Scottish independence referendum too close to call, opponents of an independent Scotland have been stressing the would-be country's lack of a reliable currency. An independent Scotland could either keep using the British pound and lose control of its monetary policy, join the eurozone's well-known squabbles, or create a new national currency that's almost certain to be weak. But there's an intriguing fourth option: adopting an online crypto-currency such as Bitcoin. Scotland actually has some historical experience with this sort of thing: Instead...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan capitulates to an aggressive homosexual agenda

    09/18/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 14 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for his column in New York Catholic, Cardinal Timothy Dolan complains that he is receiving much criticism for deciding to serve as Grand Marshall in next year's St. Patrick's Day parade which will feature homosexuals marching under their own banner. The Cardinal writes, I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept...
  • Baltimore Sheriff Candidate: “White People Should Just Shut the [expletive] Up” (Video)

    09/18/2014 12:09:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Baltimore County Sheriff candidate says “white people should just shut the [expletive] up” and “Jews can get away with anything.” Defund.com reported, via Moonbattery: A man running for Baltimore County sheriff on an “anti-police brutality platform” raised some eyebrows with his recent comments, saying, “white people should just shut the [expletive] up” because they’re “the most violent people on the planet.” The comments were made while he ranted about the Ray Rice case, arguing that the running back’s wife was the one at fault. “Women want equality, she got some of it,” Wiggins wrote. “There are only white Jew women...
  • The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

    09/17/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rosie Gray
    The movement descends into litigation. “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.” WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute. The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary...
  • TX: Dramatic Video of Gunfight

    09/17/2014 11:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The man attempting the robbery appears to have a pistol gripped shotgun of unknown make.    In the video, it is clear that he hides the shotgun until he starts to attempt the robbery.   In the narrative, it is unclear exactly what happens next, whether the father pulls out a gun and tells the robber to leave after the daughter is threatened, or whether the father hands the gun to the 20 year old son,  or whether the son takes the gun from the father, and then shoots the robber.  It seems most likely that the father handed the handgun...
  • VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov’t Money To Do It

    09/16/2014 9:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A former Veterans Affairs supervisor has been sentenced for stealing up to $20,000 of government property, a recent Justice Department release announced. From 2010 to 2013, 48-year-old Venita Godfrey-Scott directed her employees to use materials and supplies intended for VA medical center upkeep on her own house. These taxpayer-funded home improvement projects included “a deck in her backyard, carpet installation, and various kitchen, bathroom and basement improvements.” She also instructed employees to buy other necessary materials with her government-issued credit card, and had them work on these projects during normal work hours, when they were being paid by the VA....
  • Mississippi coroner to citizens: Use guns on burglars

    09/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    A Mississippi coroner who advised residents to arm themselves and shoot home intruders said today that he had been angered about a recent spate of burglaries and wasn’t trying to drum up business. David Scott Gregory, 40, the coroner of largely rural Winston County in eastern Mississippi, went on social media during the weekend to urge residents to buy guns and be willing to use them on burglars. “I say shoot the idiots and call the Coroner!” Gregory wrote on Facebook. “I’d hate for any innocent people to get hurt, but at the same time, my stuff is my stuff;...
  • Chick-fil-A releases records of Thornton breast cancer survivor who alleges discrimination(hatefest)

    09/16/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 17 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | 9-16-14 | RandallFlagg
    THORNTON, Colo. - Chick-fil-A is releasing an employee's "disciplinary documents," after the company demoted her following surgery for breast cancer. However, employment law attorneys call the documents "suspect."
  • Toronto media wastes no time turning on Doug Ford

    09/16/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    The nasty response by the non-progressive media to Doug Ford’s entry in the race speaks more about them than it does about Doug Ford After a flurry of activity that saw Rob Ford, the most famous municipal politician in the history of civilization, withdraw from the 2014 mayor’s race and his brother Doug throw his hat into the ring, the media was quick to pounce on the candidacy of Douglas Ford, Jr. On Sept. 10, Rob Ford was hospitalized after complaining of abdominal pain and later that day it was announced he had a tumor. The next day he was...
  • Will George Zimmerman kill again?

    09/14/2014 4:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 13, 2014 | Chelsea Hoffman
    George Zimmerman is in the news again, and to no surprise it's not in a positive way. This Saturday news report shares that the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin was recently involved in a road rage incident. Lake Mary Police said that the unidentified victim called 911 before and during the incident. He said that Zimmerman pulled up to him and said "Why are you pointing a finger at me?" When the man pulled into a parking lot, Zimmerman allegedly followed him as he was calling police, but left before the cops showed up on the scene. The man...
  • Job, Resource Fair to Be Held in Ferguson Saturday

    09/13/2014 8:13:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | September 12, 2014 | Carol Daniel
    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - The protests and riots in Ferguson highlighted what many already knew—residents in many North St. Louis county towns are facing unemployment, poverty and lack of educational achievement. Organizers say a job and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 13 is designed to tackle those issues. “We’re all alarmed by the situation and events that are happening, but I’m hoping that out of that something good can come out of it, and that’s getting people jobs and getting folks back into the educational setting,” says St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Interim President Ruby Curry. The Urban League of...
  • SC: Victims takes Robbers Gun, finds Gun was Stolen

    09/13/2014 6:14:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have read thousands of stories of citizens fighting criminals, and usually winning, especially if they are armed.   In very rare cases, the criminal takes a weapon from an armed citizen.   It seems to be a bit more common for a citizen to take a weapon from the criminal.   It makes sense when you consider that the citizen has a lot more to lose than the criminal.  Criminals, by their actions, have shown that they have no concern for the rights of others, so a victim has reason to fear for their life.   Most citizens...
  • Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump Admits His Desperation…

    09/12/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sundance
    This letter sent to the Saint Louis Dispatch by Benjamin Crump clearly showcases the growing sense of desperation. As with almost all things from the mind of the Crump it will also backfire. Benjamin Crump should leave the thinking parts to his sidekick Daryl Parks. First the Letter:Benjamin Crump is not the sharpest tack in the tool shed. You see, in the mind of the Crump the judge blocking the release of the Juvenile criminal records of Mike Brown equates to the non-existence of the records; ergo in Crump’s mind there is no risk of criminal conduct being exposed. BIG...
  • Fracking dollars help save a sports icon in fracking-free New York (NFL's Buffalo Bills)

    09/12/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Barrel ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Kingston
    Another chapter in the never-ending love/hate relationship between New York and fracking. The former has banned the latter, as we’re sure you know. First, let’s go back to 2010. East Resources, which is a privately held independent oil and gas company operating in the Marcellus, among other areas, sells a vast amount of acreage in the Marcellus and other areas to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. Then go back to earlier this year. Ralph Wilson, the only man who ever owned the Buffalo Bills, dies in March. So his heirs put the Bills–who haven’t made the NFL playoffs since...
  • Irvine (CA) lawyer jailed after drug-planting conviction

    09/11/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 14 replies
    OC Register ^ | September 11, 2014 | Eric Hartley
    SANTA ANA – Irvine attorney Kent Easter walked out of a courtroom in handcuffs Thursday, a day after he was convicted of conspiring with his wife to frame a school volunteer by planting drugs in her car. A judge had given Easter, 40, less than 24 hours after Wednesday’s jury verdict to arrange for care of his three children. On Thursday, Easter’s attorney asked the judge to let him remain free on bail for several weeks until sentencing. But Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals refused, saying the seriousness of the crime warranted him being jailed – especially because Easter is...
  • Chicago Gets to Work for LGBTQ Youth (Now I've seen it all)

    09/11/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Curve Magazine ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melanie Barker
    Help is at hand for job-seeking queer and trans youth.Roll up your sleeves, queer youth of Chicago, and get ready to connect and get skilled! On Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, the Work! Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair welcomes members of the community, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth and the transgender community.The fair is sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted. This job fair is a follow-up event to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit held in May, in which...
  • Kent Black Action Commission plans No Ferguson in Kent rally, march on Sept. 16 (Washington State)

    09/11/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Kent Reporter ^ | September 11, 2014 | Steve Hunter, Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
    The Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) plans a No Ferguson in Kent rally and march on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16 from the Maleng Regional Justice Center to City Hall. The ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown have caused the KBAC to take pause and reflect on the likelihood of a similar incident taking place in Kent, according to a KBAC press release. "Although we all agree that community relations in Kent are a long way from being a Ferguson, we feel that we should take this opportunity to start the process of having the...
  • Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    09/11/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Merced Sun -Star ^ | September 10, 2014 | AMY TAXIN/Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized about $90 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on international trade to launder money from drug sales in the United States. About 1,000 law enforcement officers fanned out across the city's downtown to search dozens of businesses suspected of taking bulk cash funneled by drug cartels for clothing exported to Mexico. The raids came after three separate federal indictments in the biggest investigation to date into trade-based drug money laundering, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for...
  • Students respond to Ferguson shooting (UMass)

    09/10/2014 11:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Massachusetts Daily Collegian ^ | September 11, 2014 | Marie MacCune and Catherine Ferris
    Students at the rally pose to reflect their anti-police brutality slogan, ‘hands up, don’t shoot’. Students of all races gathered around the Student Union in solidarity Wednesday against police brutality and racism in reaction to the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last month. Together Josh Odam, Christopher Young and Danielle Laroque organized the event. Odam a sophomore studying political science and legal studies said, “This rally is something that hits home for me because it could have been me, or my brother or my cousin. I don’t want to go to any more funerals with black...