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  • MPD officer killed in hail of bullets

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by GailA · 20 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/15/12 | Kristina Goetz
    Female LEO Link only
  • A Thought Experiment Related to School Shootings

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Imagine that you ran a school district, and some rich foundation, worried about school shootings, gave you the following offer: We’ll hire armed security guards for you, who could try to do something about the school shooter. These aren’t going to be highly trained police officers, just typical security guards, given some modest training and subjected to basic background checks. It’s not like they’re highly skilled; security guards rarely are. But they have a basic understanding of how to shoot, and when to shoot. They wouldn’t deal with ordinary trespassing, vandalism, and the like, nor would they be at all...
  • It's a Twittersweet Symphony, This Life

    12/15/2012 6:36:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Rome -- "Where people are, the Word of God must be," a priest from Washington state, in the holy city for a conference on the Church in America, told an Italian media outlet. The simple explanation did make clear why one of the most learned, reserved, holy men on the planet was dipping his toes into Twitter. When the pope sent his first post on the popular social media platform, two grandmotherly women from the Philippines were sitting near me. "Pope -- Twitter!" they said to me with radiant smiles. "Thanks be to God!" they continued. There was a language...
  • 10 shot, including 4 teens, Friday afternoon and night

    12/15/2012 6:27:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 15, 2012 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Peter Nickeas
    Shootings across the city Friday afternoon and night wounded at least ten people, according to Chicago police, including four teens in three separate South and West side attacks. Someone shot two boys, both 16, about 5:11 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. Both were taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to their legs.
  • 2 dead after shooting at Las Vegas Strip hotel

    12/15/2012 6:22:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    AP ^ | December 15, 2012 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many patrons fleeing in fear. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the high-rise hotel's front entrance, Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber said. The man died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting the woman, who was a vendor at Excalibur's concierge desk, Steiber said. The woman was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.
  • Why Do We Need Unions?

    12/15/2012 6:19:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Michigan has now become the 24th state to give workers the right to work without having to join a union. The event provoked more than vigorous debate. State police had to be on duty to guarantee the safety and the ability of Michigan legislators to actually go vote on the measure. So what is the controversy all about? I agree with folks on the left about the real issue. It's not about right to work. It's about unions themselves. Why do we have them? Why do we need them? What public purpose do they serve? There's no mystery here. A...
  • ‘Dating Game killer’ Alcala pleads guilty to two murders

    12/15/2012 6:11:22 AM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2012 | LAURA ITALIANO
    Cornered by high-tech forensics and low-tech sleuthing, serial sex killer Rodney Alcala took a surprise guilty plea in Manhattan yesterday, admitting he took the lives of two young woman in the 1970s. So-called “Dating Game killer” Alcala, 67, admitted he committed the 1971 murder of TWA flight attendant Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover. Both women were 23.
  • Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting

    12/15/2012 6:11:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.
  • Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

    12/15/2012 6:05:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    It should come as no surprise that the rate of mass shootings at schools and in other public places is increasing. The surge has nothing to do with guns, which have been widely available in the U.S. for years. Gun control laws have been increasing. Instead, there is a direct correlation between the increase in violence and the gradual degradation of morals, ethics and parenting. We are cultivating mental illness in our society. Parents are allowing television and video games to increasingly babysit their children, even though both have become full of gratuitous violence. A New York Times study...
  • No such thing as a 'free' Muslim country

    12/15/2012 5:51:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Staff
    Islam expert: 'These are dictatorships that have a double face' Massive protests filled the streets of Cairo in recent weeks following the announcement from new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that he was greatly expanding his powers and that they would not be subject to judicial review. Many of the same demonstrators who demanded more freedom and the resignation of Hosni Mubarak almost two years ago angrily rejected Morsi’s power grab. Eventually, Morsi relented and declared he would not pursue the expanded powers. But before anyone expects a tidal wave of freedom in Egypt, Arabs for Israel founder Nonie Darwish warned...
  • 'Our hearts are broken' - 20 children among dead in Newtown shooting (.223 NOT used)

    12/15/2012 5:45:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | Steven Yablonski
    It was one of the most tragic days in Connecticut history, and investigations continue into why, and how, a man could walk into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and kill 20 children and six adults. Police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire inside the school, killing children and adults before killing himself. (snip) Inside the school, the Associated Press is reporting that a custodian ran through the halls of the school, warning of a gunman, and someone inside the school's office switched on the intercom, perhaps saving dozens of lives by letting them hear what was unfolding inside the...

    12/15/2012 5:45:04 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2012
    Live Press conference scheduled to begin at 8 AM
  • Obama Moving To Criminalize Criticism Of Islam

    12/15/2012 5:42:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | December 14, 2012 | Kris Zane
    The whole “conspiracy theory” of the Obama administration being infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood, purging government documents critical of Islam, and seeking to criminalize the criticism of Islam is just that—a conspiracy theory—isn’t it? Sadly, it isn’t. If you simply pull back the curtain and look at what Obama has been doing in plain sight—inviting groups convicted of terrorism into the White House, having Muslim Brotherhood members within the State Department, purging training materials of anything critical of Islam–you would find that this whole “conspiracy theory” goes by another term: the truth. How America got to this point and whether...
  • Bloomberg: Obama Must Take 'Immediate Action' Against Guns

    12/15/2012 5:41:48 AM PST · by crosshairs · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ardent gun control advocate, moved to politicize the monstrous school shooting in Connecticut, issuing the following statement: With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. And now we are hearing it again. For every...
  • N.Korean Rocket Used Cutting-Edge Navigation (satellite navigation)

    12/15/2012 5:35:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    N.Korean Rocket Used Cutting-Edge Navigation The long-range rocket North Korea launched on Wednesday was apparently equipped with cutting-edge navigational technology. National Intelligence Service chief Won Sei-hoon told lawmakers on Thursday that analysis by NASA showed that the satellite mounted on top of the rocket left its trajectory faster than ordinary satellites. Won said the North appears to have acquired "remote-controlled guidance technology" that caused the satellite to shift its path after being separated from the rocket. This means North Korea also tested technology that could increase the accuracy of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The North also apparently used technology from the...
  • Finally, My Views on Gold

    12/15/2012 5:21:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | John Ransom
    “Naught is possessed, neither gold, nor land nor love, nor life, nor peace, nor even sorrow nor death, nor yet salvation. Say of nothing: It is mine. Say only: It is with me.” -D.H. Lawrence In the beginning, God created gold. And the free markets for them. The creation of all gold- that which has come to symbolize money- was forged by nature out of a violent cataclysm of a stellar- and singular- magnitude, that was much bigger than a Facebook IPO. Even today, scientists still do not agree how gold was created. They do know that it would have...
  • A prayer for Sandy Hook

    12/15/2012 5:14:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Barber
    Matt Barber envisions slain kindergartners playing at Jesus' nail-pierced feet In light of today’s horrific developments in Newtown, Conn. – developments so sorrowful that no words will do – I felt it only appropriate to pull my regular column for this week. I offer, instead, the only words I can at this inexpressibly mournful time: A simple prayer. ~ Matt Barber Please come, Lord Jesus. Come, King Jesus. Come soon I pray. Yet, even still come now, Holy Spirit, until such time. We need you. As the banked fish gasps for that which, without, she will surely die, so too...
  • School slaughter triggers push for gun control

    12/15/2012 5:06:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    In the wake of the horrific Connecticut kindergarten massacre today, gun-control advocates are taking to Twitter and the media to blame firearms for the murders of 28 people, including 20 children. “Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late,” tweeted “Bowling for Columbine” Director Michael Moore. “At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.” He also wrote, “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.” CBS News reported that the shooter was found with two handguns: a Glock and a...
  • How to stop an ineligible 'president'

    12/15/2012 5:02:27 AM PST · by wesagain · 18 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 15, 2012 | Larry Klayman
    Over the last four years, modern-day “Sons of Liberty” – such as Joseph Farah, WND, its prized investigative reporters such as Jerome Corsi and courageous lawmen like Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse – have worked tirelessly to have President Barack Hussein Obama thoroughly investigated over the issue of his place of birth. It is well-known that Obama had for years refused to release his claimed Hawaiian birth certificate and other official documents that reflect on whether he was born in U.S. territory as he claims, or in Kenya where his father of the same name hailed. If born...
  • John McCain, Colin Powell support expanding military abortions

    12/15/2012 4:24:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | Johanna Dasteel
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2012, ( – Sen. John McCain and the former Secretary of State Colin Powell are backing a move in Congress that would expand abortion on U.S. military bases. The two prominent Republicans are supporting a measure to authorize taxpayer funding of abortions for military women whose children are conceived by rape. Currently, bases only provide abortion to save the life of the mother. If passed, the amended Defense Authorization bill would match federal employee health insurance, which already compels tax dollars to pay for abortions of children alleged to be conceived by rape. While the Senate...
  • Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

    12/15/2012 3:17:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 157 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/11/2012 | John J. Dwyer
    “Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.” — Robert W. Johannsen Lincoln, the South, and Slavery Indeed, it would not seem a safe time to critique the wisdom, motivations, and character of Abraham Lincoln. Steven Spielberg’s reverential motion picture epic Lincoln fills screens across America. The public increasingly accepts him as America’s greatest leader. Academics from the...
  • US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

    12/15/2012 1:34:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2012 9:10 PM EST | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is drawing no “red line” for North Korea after a successful long-range rocket test, tempering the public condemnation to avoid raising tensions or possibly rewarding the reclusive communist nation with too much time in the global spotlight. The U.S. has told the world that it won’t tolerate Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons or Syria’s use of chemical stockpiles on rebels. North Korea, in some ways, is a trickier case. The U.S. wants to forcefully condemn what it believes is a “highly provocative act,” and that was the first public reaction from the White House late Tuesday. But...
  • Chino mosque leader conveys sympathy to Connecticut families, urges gun control

    12/15/2012 1:12:17 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Canan Tasci
    CHINO - Leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Baitul Hameed Mosque conveyed their sympathy and condolences to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School during their afternoon sermon today. Earlier, a gunman opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, killing 26 people, most of them children. "We are so sorry, we are so sad, it is great tragedy not just for the people of that town, although they have suffered a lot there are feeling more pain then us, but it is tragedy to the whole nation," said Imam Shamshad Nasir, of the Baitul Hameed Mosque in...
  • US and UK refuse to sign UN's communications treaty

    12/15/2012 12:41:31 AM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | December 14 2012
    The US, Canada, Australia and UK have refused to sign an international communications treaty at an conference in Dubai. The countries had objected to calls for all states to have equal rights to the governance of the internet. But the breaking point was the addition of text relating to "human rights".
  • Tom Monaghan sues feds over new health care law (Domino's Founder)

    12/15/2012 12:33:27 AM PST · by true believer forever · 46 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | December 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>"Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception is not health care and instead is a "gravely immoral" practice. He's a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, along with his Domino's Farms, which runs an office park near Ann Arbor.</p>
  • Gun-Control Battle Looms in Light of Connecticut Massacre

    12/14/2012 11:24:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 09:52 PM | Todd Beamon
    Gun-ownership groups were preparing themselves on Friday for another barrage of anti-firearm moves following the horrific mass killing at a Connecticut elementary school. The National Rifle Association and most groups were keeping silent on the day that 28 people, including 20 young children, were shot dead. “Until the facts are thoroughly known, NRA will not have any comment,” the group, based in Fairfax, Va., said in a statement reported by the Atlantic. But some organizations spoke out, including Gun Owners of America, which has about 300,000 members and is headquartered in Springfield, Va. “Gun-control supporters have the blood of little...
  • House Democrat says “fiscal cliff” vote could go into 2013

    12/14/2012 10:57:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:32am EST | Fred Barbash
    The failure of Democrats and Republicans to break the impasse over the “fiscal cliff” is raising the possibility of Congress going beyond the year-end deadline to complete the work necessary to avert steep tax hikes and budget cuts that experts fear could push the nation into another recession. A top Democrat in the House of Representatives said if the two sides agreed in principle on a deal but ran out of time to draft and pass the legislation implementing it, Congress could pass a temporary measure and work out the details in the following weeks. Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland,...
  • Proposed Army manual's scary message for our troops in Afghanistan (Don't criticize pedophilia)

    12/14/2012 10:43:56 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | Michael Goodwin
    ..."Instead of blaming Taliban infiltration or other causes, the draft of a new Army handbook says ignorance of local culture drove many of the insider attacks that killed 63 Americans and other allied forces this year alone." ... The handbook says troops should avoid “making derogatory comments about the Taliban, advocating women’s rights, any criticism of pedophilia, directing any criticism towards Afghans, mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.” ... "Maybe, just maybe, if Allen suddenly approves the outrageous field manual, the probe against him will be dropped. Stranger things have happened in the last four years."
  • Local gun sales spike in wake of Connecticut school shooting

    12/14/2012 10:42:06 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Tony Spehar
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut that left 27 people dead, including 20 children, gun sales have spiked in El Paso County as many believe stricter gun control laws may be passed in reaction to the tragedy. Dragonman's guns saw a rush of customers as news of the mass shooting spread on Friday. Among those looking to buy an assault rifle was Joseph Lakatos, who said he decided to make a purchase after seeing public statements by President Obama and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in which both men hinted that a serious discussion...
  • CT shooting stirs debate over guns on college campuses

    12/14/2012 10:22:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Kimberly Wiggins
    Friday's fatal school shooting at a Connecticut school is re-igniting the debate over concealed weapons on school campuses in Florida. Right now, concealed weapons are not allowed on college campuses anywhere in the state. However, some college students say guns should be allowed on campus. Eric Coggins, 21, helped start Embry-Riddle's chapter of the "Students for Concealed Carry" organization. He's the Vice-President of the local chapter. He and the entire group condemn Friday's school shooting, but said that now is the time to get serious about students' rights to bear arms on college campuses. "If you have a chance to...
  • In wake of shooting, Ellison calls for greater gun control laws

    12/14/2012 10:09:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Tom Scheck
    DFL Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on TPT's Almanac tonight to discuss the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. During the interview, Ellison argued for greater gun control measures. "The NRA (National Rifle Association) is strong and many of them (members of Congress) take the position that any gun position is going to lead to the position of taking away of all guns," Ellison said. "This is not rational. We need sane, sensible gun regulation and we need it now." Ellison says his top initiatives would be to address high capacity clips that hold multiple rounds of bullets and greater...
  • Mike Huckabee blames getting God out of classroom for shootings

    12/14/2012 9:28:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 78 replies ^ | December 14, 2012
    Americans should blame their schools, and removal of God from the classroom, for Friday’s murders of schoolchildren in Connecticut, according to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential candidate who is now a pundit and host on Fox News. Huckabee did not mention guns, gun culture, or assault rifles in talking about the country’s latest mass killing, but said on Fox News: “We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be surprised that schools would become places of carnage?” Huckabee is a Baptist minister. As governor...
  • [Baltimore] issued speed camera ticket to motionless car

    12/14/2012 9:25:23 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/12/12 | Scott Calvert,
    The Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone — and that owner Daniel Doty owed $40 for the infraction. But the Mazda wasn't speeding. It wasn't even moving. The two photos printed on the citation as evidence of speeding show the car was idling at a red light with its brake lights illuminated. A three-second video clip also offered as evidence shows the car motionless, as traffic flows by on a cross street.
  • Seattle mayor calls for tightened gun controls in wake of shooting

    12/14/2012 9:10:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Brandi Kruse
    Seattle city leaders held a press conference Friday afternoon to call for tighter gun controls in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Mayor Mike McGinn called the massacre a "tragedy beyond words," and asked the state legislature to respond with meaningful reforms. He urged lawmakers to close the so-called "Gun Show Loophole," which allows some weapons to be bought without a license or proper paperwork. "They could give us more authority in the city to take action, and we have asked for that authority," he added. "They could fund, instead of as they've been...
  • Lautenberg: Action needed to stop gun violence

    12/14/2012 9:07:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies ^ | December 14, 2012
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) renewed his call for new laws to combat gun violence following today's school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "This is a day of great sadness in America, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This latest shooting tragedy is an unthinkable act of violence carried out against young children and innocent people. Americans are sick and tired of these attacks on our children and neighbors and they are sick and tired of nothing being done in Washington to stop the bloodshed," Lautenberg said in a statement. "If we do...
  • Michael Moore: The NRA hates freedom

    12/14/2012 9:01:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies ^ | December 14, 2012
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at the National Rifle Association this afternoon after news broke about the horrific shooting in Connecticut. “The NRA hates freedom,” he wrote on Twitter. “They don’t want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive.” Moore insisted earlier that it was important for gun control proponents to discuss the issue – especially during times of tragedy. “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy,” he wrote.
  • 22 kids, 1 adult hurt in China school knife attack

    12/14/2012 9:00:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING (AP) -- A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens. The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8 a.m., said a police officer from Guangshan county, where the village is located.
  • Alisal district chief defends school name

    12/14/2012 8:57:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    Salinas Californian ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | T.S. Alvarez
    People who live outside the Alisal community should not make cultural decisions for the people who live within the Alisal community: That’s the opinion of Alisal Union School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. Ramirez spoke passionately Thursday about the decision to name a new school in his district after Tiburcio Vasquez. Some call Vasquez a bandit, murderer and thug while others define him as a folk hero, a revolutionary and a product of the environment that existed at the time. “There were more Chicanos lynched in the 1860s in California than blacks in the south,” Ramirez said. “Vasquez was a...
  • 2 Bulls fans shot after game in Philadelphia

    12/14/2012 8:54:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    2 Bulls fans shot after game in PhiladelphiaStaff and wire services 7:43 a.m. CST, December 13, 2012 PHILADELPHIA -- Two Bulls fans bragging about the team’s 96-89 victory in Philadelphia Wednesday night were shot while riding a train on the west side of the city, police said. The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. after “a little bit of banter” between the two fans and two other people, described as between 16 and 19, at 46th and Market streets in West Philadelphia, police said.
  • Abortion: Every sixth foetus showed signs of life

    12/14/2012 8:45:00 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Politiken (Denmark) ^ | 14. dec. 2012 KL. 10.33
    Midwives’ chairwoman says ‘a sorrowful situation’. For the first time ever in Denmark, a survey has shown how many foetuses show signs of life following a late term termination, according to Kristeligt Dagblad. Previously, conventional wisdom has suggested that 10 per cent of foetuses gasped or showed other signs of life following a late term abortion between the 12th and 22nd week of pregnancy. But statistics from Denmark’s second largest maternity clinic at the Aarhus University Hospital Skejby show that out of 70 late terminations between August 2011 and November 2012, 11 – or 16 per cent - showed signs...
  • California Officials Respond to Connecticut Shooting

    12/14/2012 8:36:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | December 14, 2012
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “No words can console the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School or describe the pain and shock of such an unspeakable tragedy. No words can comfort the loved ones of those brutally taken from us today. All Americans share our prayers and our grief over these horrifying events. “We are all stunned, shocked, and distraught by this tragic shooting, by this violent act, and by the loss of so many young children. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the students, teachers, and educators killed and wounded in...
  • Celebrities Demand Gun Control on Twitter: ‘Stop Defending Your Right to Bear Arms. You’re Stupid’

    12/14/2012 8:25:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 115 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The Connecticut school shooting that left 27 people dead — including as many as 20 children — has prompted Hollywood celebrities to demand stricter gun control because they believe it will prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. “Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late,” far-left filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted. “At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.” “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy,” he added. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson agreed. “We need gun control. Stop defending...
  • Wide spread corruption in the banking system (TruNews Broadcast)

    12/14/2012 8:22:54 PM PST · by Errant · 7 replies
    TruNews. ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Rick Wiles
    Rick discusses the events that led to the record fine levied against HSBC with guest Dr. Jerome Corsi. This is an eye opening, revealing broadcast about worldwide banking corruption and a MSM ignored whistle blower whose heroic efforts forced the government to prosecute HSBC for illegal money laundering. Streaming Audio: MP3 File Download: Interview with Dr. Corsi begins at approximately the 18 minute mark.
  • After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi (the wife) changed campaign reports

    12/14/2012 8:17:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Natasha Korecki
    After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi changed campaign reportsBy Natasha Korecki Political Reporter December 14, 2012 12:32AM Five days after Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, filed a series of amendments to her ward committee’s campaign fund, revealing dozens of previously undisclosed transactions that went back three years. That includes at least $13,000 in previously undisclosed transfers from her husband’s congressional account into her ward organization account, a Sun-Times review of campaign records show. Among the undisclosed transactions shown in the amended reports were monthly transfers of $1,250 to his wife’s 7th Ward Independent Political...
  • Commerce secretary: Return $544K in fish fines

    12/14/2012 8:16:55 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | JAY LINDSAY
    The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Friday ordered federal regulators to return about $544,000 in unjust fines collected from 14 fishermen or fishing businesses, most of whom worked Northeast waters. Secretary Rebecca Blank also directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to forgive two other complainants a combined $150,000 in debt. Her decisions followed the second phase of a lengthy probe into charges by New England fishermen of abusive, unfair treatment by the officers and attorneys who enforce the nation's fishing laws. Blank's decisions mean nearly $1.2 million in unjust penalties has now been ordered returned to fishermen. In May...
  • Cuomo: We Must ‘Crack Down on the Guns’ in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

    12/14/2012 8:15:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Colin Campbell
    In one of the worst school shootings in American history, over two dozen were left dead at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school earlier today. And, although many facts have yet to emerge, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the public to learn from “yet another senseless and horrific act of violence involving guns,” and for the government to act in response. “We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “Let this terrible tragedy finally...
  • Murdoch calls for automatic weapons ban

    12/14/2012 8:07:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed support for an automatic weapons ban tonight following today's shooting in Newtown, Conn. "Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?," Murdoch wrote on Twitter. Murdoch made a similar call following the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., in July: "We have to do something about gun controls. Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more," he tweeted. News Corp. owns Fox News, where contributors have been objecting to calls for gun control throughout the day.
  • Michigan teachers union president urges governor to veto gun bill after Connecticut school shooting

    12/14/2012 7:58:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies ^ | December 14, 2012
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - In a Friday afternoon statement, the president of Michigan’s largest teachers union, the MEA’s Steve Cook, urged Governor Rick Snyder to veto a gun billed passed overnight in the state legislature. “Regardless of what the details and facts are of today's events in Connecticut, this nation must have a real conversation about guns and the safety of our students and those who care for them,” Cook wrote. The union president offered the condolences of the Michigan Education Association’s members and said, “I am a gun owner and avid outdoorsman, but something must be done to protect our...
  • Jindal Calls for OTC Birth Control Sales So Dems Can’t “Demagogue the Issue”

    12/14/2012 7:48:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) called for the over-the-counter sale of birth control pills in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Friday, saying that the federal government had no business restricting access to the medication. “Democrats have wrongly accused Republicans of being against birth control and against allowing people to use it. That's hogwash. But Republicans do want to protect those who have religious beliefs that are opposed to contraception,” Jindal wrote. …
  • Gingrich to Obama: “Bring Back Colin Powell”

    12/14/2012 7:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 07:47 AM | Greg McDonald
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama should nominate Colin Powell as secretary of state as a “bipartisan” gesture toward mending fences with Republican senators who rejected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the post. “I actually think it would not be a bad idea for President Obama to seriously consider seeing if Colin Powell would come back out of retirement because Colin did endorse him,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “That might be a bipartisan step that would move us in a direction of a different kind of dialogue,” he said, suggesting that Powell’s moderate...