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  • Illinois: Federal Court Upholds Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Awards the NRA $125,000 in...

    11/21/2012 8:21:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | November 21, 2012 | NA
    Illinois: Federal Court Upholds Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Awards the NRA $125,000 in Attorney’s FeesOn September 26, 2012 the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois awarded the National Rifle Association (NRA) $125,000 to reimburse it for attorney’s fees spent winning a lawsuit against the City of Chicago over a Chicago firearm ordinance on behalf of NRA member Shawn Gowder. In striking down the law, the Court held that the ordinance is unconstitutionally void for vagueness and also violates the plaintiff’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. A copy of the court...
  • Shamed Facebook poster loses her job

    11/21/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jessica Heslam
    Lindsey Stone — the Plymouth woman taking an online beating for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook — has lost her job. “Lindsey resigned and we accepted her resignation,” LIFE Inc. CEO Diane Enochs told the Herald tonight. LIFE Inc. of Hyannis — a Cape Cod nonprofit that helps adults with special needs — announced tonight that Stone, along with the woman who snapped the offending photo, are not working there. Ironically, the formal announcement was made on Facebook.
  • A Conversation with Ann Barnhardt

    11/21/2012 8:19:09 PM PST · by Katechon · 47 replies
    iOwnTheWorld ^ | November 21, 2012
    <p>“What is freedom? Freedom is to be alive in Jesus Christ. Freedom isn’t keeping your money or your house or your car or your shit. Freedom isn’t going hither and yon whenever you please. Freedom isn’t earthly liberty. Earthly liberty is a mere derivative of authentic freedom, which is Jesus Christ Himself. Reject Christ, and you’re already a slave, and thus earthly liberty will be impossible. That’s why this is happening. This nation has rejected Christ and thus the earthly liberty that WAS a derivative of a Christian culture is now rapidly evanescing. This nation has embraced evil, and with evil inevitably comes chains. Day by day, link by link, this nation is forging its own chains, and it is so far gone that even the Christians are happily embracing the chains, ridiculing and desperately trying to convince those few who refuse to be chained that the only way to be free is to bow down and put on the chains too. Well, to hell with that shit, I say.”</p>
  • England report finds extensive child sex abuse with thousands at 'high risk'

    11/21/2012 8:15:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Gregory Katz, The Associated Press
    London - An extensive report has found high levels of child abuse in England, with more than 2,400 victims during a 14-month period that was scrutinized. The Office of Children's Commission interim study released Wednesday also found about 16,500 additional children are at "high risk" of sexual exploitation based on behavioural changes that were noted. The report, which did not cover Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, is characterized as the largest ever study of child sex abuse in England, and suggested urgent action be taken to better protect vulnerable children. "This report is a wake-up call," said Maggie Atkinson, Children's...
  • Letting Us Down: GOP Losing Susan Rice Debate

    11/21/2012 8:10:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | John Nolte
    For some reason, even after "binders," "birth control," and Big Bird actually did help Obama win a second term, the Republican Party is apparently still under the illusion that, just because the Left and the media launch a Narrative that's objectively false and nonsensical, we don't have to push back against it. But if those exit polls taught us anything, it's that we do. And a lack of pushback is why we're currently losing the Susan Rice debate. While Republicans are off licking their wounds or just taking a break after an exhausting campaign, the Left and the media are...
  • Only 40% of Democrats say Israel is justified to attack Gaza

    11/21/2012 8:09:12 PM PST · by expat1000 · 49 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Moses Gold
    Only 40 percent of U.S. Democrats believe in the right of self defense, at least when it comes to the Jewish state of Israel, according to a new poll released this week. A new CNN poll shows that only "four in ten Democrats believe that Israel's actions in Gaza are justified." Although 57 percent of U.S. citizens agree that Israel's military response in Gaza against Hamas rocket attacks is justified, only 40 percent of Democrats polled side with Israel. Most Republicans supported Israel with a whopping 74 percent, while 59 percent of independents also supported Israel.
  • America The Unthankful and Doomed

    11/21/2012 7:40:43 PM PST · by kindred · 29 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    Well my dear friends... we have arrived at another Thanksgiving Day and we as a nation are more unthankful than ever. It is indeed a sign of the times that we as a nation - founded on moral absolutes and the rule of law - are at a final fatal decline. When millions of Americans receive government befits and many of those have no intention of working or being accountable and are addicted to moral relativism and decadence the jig is up my dear friends. This past 2012 election has showed us that it absolutely pays to be slothful, lazy,...
  • Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police

    11/21/2012 7:29:24 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 25 replies
    France 24 International News ^ | 11/21/12 | Unknown
    AFP - Twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel on Wednesday in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in the week-long Gaza conflict, a police spokesman told AFP. The Israeli spokesman added that the attacks caused no injuries or damage, with the rockets mostly landing in open fields in the south of the Jewish state. A ceasefire agreement announced in Cairo on Wednesday went into effect at 1900 GMT, requiring both sides to halt fire immediately and for Israel to start opening Gaza's crossings if the truce holds for 24 hours. The Israeli defence...
  • Detroit to go bankrupt in less than a month

    11/21/2012 7:20:31 PM PST · by Founding Father · 76 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    The city of Detroit, facing a serious cash crisis, is set to go bankrupt by the end of this year and would put city workers on furlough unless it strikes a deal with the city council that would bring in $30 million before Dec. 14. Detroit has been in financial turmoil for years, losing a quarter of its population in the past decade and facing a shrinking auto industry that has reduced tax revenues. The Detroit City Council gave the mayor the option to hire a financial advisor and in return receive $30 million by the end of the year....
  • Hurricane Sandy: Staten Island Survivors

    11/21/2012 7:15:33 PM PST · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/21/12
    As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, thousands of families in the northeast face a difficult holiday season. For those still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, emotions are still raw and futures are uncertain. Reuters photographer Mike Segar visited Staten Island last week, spending time with residents hard-hit by Sandy. He collected not just their portraits but their stories, as they stood amid the wreckage of what had been their homes, businesses, and places of worship. While there was anger and sadness on display, there was also a sense of gratitude for the outpouring of help from afar,...
  • Man dies of gunshot wound 20 years later

    11/21/2012 7:08:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    On September 25, 2012, Lennard Lewis died at his home of a seizure disorder. On the surface it appeared to be of natural causes. That is until East Baton Rouge Coroner William Clark, M.D. began looking around for the reason Lewis had the seizure disorder. The Coroner traced down Lewis's medical records and discovered that he had been shot in the head 20 years ago.
  • Commentary: President Obama 'allegedly' born in U.S., so the story says

    11/21/2012 6:58:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 21, 2012, 6:25 a.m. | By James Rainey
    News that a small Montana newspaper inserted the word “allegedly” in the midst of an AP news story -- so that it read “Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii” -- caused a small furor Tuesday. But how should we read this latest commentary on the president’s birthright? A) Proof that racism runs rampant in American society. B) Evidence that "birthers" have infiltrated the ranks of the mainstream media. C) An instance of precision from journalists, most of whom have been too willing to accept flimsy proof of President Obama’s birthplace. D) As a window into how bored journalists amuse themselves...
  • How the New York Times Covers Evil

    11/21/2012 6:27:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time. Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now. This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization. Israel, meanwhile, is one the world’s most humane states, not to mention a democracy that is so...
  • Our Mesmerizer-in-Chief

    11/21/2012 6:24:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg
    A while back, when the president and Republicans couldn’t agree on whether it was day or night or what day it was, I came up with this brilliant idea: Republicans should give Barack Obama everything he wants. And by everything, I meant … everything. You want higher taxes on the wealthy, Mr. President even though that might lead us into another recession? You got it. You want to pass healthcare reform that will raise about 20 new taxes and keep the economy in the doldrums? We won’t waste your time, and ours, fighting over it. Whatever else you want, Mr....
  • Canada's pipelines are at capacity: Enbridge

    11/21/2012 6:20:07 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 21, 2012 | Shawn Logan
    CALGARY - With a glut of Canadian crude being produced, the nation's network of pipelines have reached their capacity, says a spokesman for Canada's top oil mover. While analysts had expected to squeeze a few more years out of existing pipeline infrastructure, Enbridge spokesman Todd Nogier said those lines are now full, prompting the need to build more. "I think it really underlines the importance of building pipeline infrastructure," Nogier said. "The supply is rising exponentially, not just in the oilsands, but in the U.S. as well." The revelation comes while two significant projects — Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline and...
  • Long past time to repeal the 17th Amendment

    11/21/2012 6:14:03 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 69 replies
    "What's wrong with the people choosing their own Senators? For starters, this amendment strips power from the states, which ultimately strengthens the federal government. This Amendment removes an important check and balance between the federal government and the states."
  • Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare

    11/21/2012 6:13:08 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. "It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis. On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will...
  • What to Expect From the New Congress

    11/21/2012 6:12:38 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 November 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    The party numbers are pretty much the same, but the congressional Democrats are far more liberal, and the Republicans are much closer to traditional constitutionalism. What to Expect From the New Congress The New American 21 November 2012 The election results were not even finished being tallied by the time the left-wing, establishment media began telling constitutionalist Republicans that the path to electoral success was to sell out their principles before the next election, call themselves “moderates,” and adopt every aspect of the far-left Democratic political agenda. Though Mitt Romney had no discernible difference on principles from Barack Obama...
  • BRF grad Jack Taylor sets NCAA record with 138 points in a game

    11/21/2012 6:05:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 39 replies
    LaCrosseTribune ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | John Casper Jr.
    The goal was to get Jack Taylor out of a shooting slump. He did that. Then he went out and scored the most points ever in a college basketball game. Taylor, a Black River Falls High School graduate, is about to get his 15 minutes of national fame after scoring an NCAA-record 138 points for Grinnell College in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa... The previous NCAA record was held by Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who scored 113 points in a 1954 game for Division II Rio Grande....
  • Schultz's Stuffing Suggestion To Boehner: 'You Can Put Some Gravy On That'

    11/21/2012 6:00:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for Americans to come together, be grateful for their blessings—and tell people with different politics to stuff it? That's apparently Ed Schultz's take on the holiday. On his MSNBC show this evening, gloating over his presumption that taxes will be going up on the top 2%, Schultz sent this warm 'n fuzzy message to John Boehner: "think about it over your turkey and stuffing Speaker Boehner. And by the way, you can put some gravy on that--and you know the rest of the sentence." View the video here.