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  • Russian money-bags to deal with luxury tax in 2013

    12/15/2012 9:52:30 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 7 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | December 14, 2012 | Valentin Gridin
    The tax on luxury will become reality for all Russians without exception next year. President Vladimir Putin reminded everyone of that in his annual Address to the Federal Assembly. According to experts, the new tax may send a definite message to wealthy citizens to redistribute their revenues. The head of state said in his speech that the decision on the so-called luxury tax should be made in the first half of 2013. According to the official website of the President of the Russian Federation, one should not give up on the "flat" income tax scale, since the progressive taxation of...
  • Did massacre gunman make internet threat the day before Sandy Hook massacre?

    12/15/2012 9:42:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/12 | staff
    An eery post on an Internet message board made Wednesday night by a user allegedly in Connecticut who threatened to kill himself on Friday morning and 'make the news,' is raising some questions as to whether it was Newtown Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza. According to Infowars.com, the post appeared on the 4Chan web site at 10:18pm Wednesday and was made by a user with the user name ‘iKTatjYX.’ The post stated, 'I’m going to kill myself on Friday and it will make the news, be watching at 9am.'
  • Holder: We Must Answer 'Hard Questions' About Gun Rights

    12/15/2012 9:35:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/12 | Mary Chastain
    Attorney General Eric Holder made a few remarks about the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School that should raise some eyebrows. "As a nation I think we have to ask ourselves some hard questions. We gather too often to talk about these kinds of incidents. We need to discuss who we are as a nation, talk about the freedoms that we have, the rights that we have and how those might be used in a responsible way. But for now I think we should concentrate on dealing with the situation in Connecticut and we are doing, and I...
  • Australian politicians agree on gun laws

    12/15/2012 9:23:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    sbs.com.au ^ | December 15, 2012
    Both sides of Australian politics agree the US must consider legislating for tougher gun control following the massacre at a Connecticut school. A gunman on Friday shot dead 20 small children and six teachers at the Newtown school, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in US history. Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop told ABC TV she was sure US President Barack Obama, members of Congress and senators would want to debate the issue. "There has to be an end to this kind of senseless killing," she said. "I'm sure there will be a search for the cause,...
  • White House Gun Control Petition Quickly Surpasses Required Signature Count

    12/15/2012 9:22:12 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/15/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Petitions on the White House’s “We the People” online petition site require 25,000 signatures within a month to garner an official administration response.
  • White House Gun Control Petition Quickly Surpasses Required Signature Count

    12/15/2012 9:21:53 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/15/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Petitions on the White House’s “We the People” online petition site require 25,000 signatures within a month to garner an official administration response.
  • 'As a black person it's always racial': Jamie Foxx

    12/15/2012 9:18:12 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 65 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 14 December 2012 | J J Anisiobi
    Jamie Foxx has revealed that he finds himself facing racial challenges in everyday situations of his life. The African American actor explained during an interview with Vibe magazine that he is always sensitive about his skin colour. Jamie, 45, admitted that 'Every single thing in my life is built around race'. He told Vibe magazine: 'Cause as black folks we're always sensitive. As a black person it's always racial. 'I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese. 'I'll be like, ain't this a b***h. Y'all didn't know black people was coming.'...
  • Obama to travel to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday

    12/15/2012 9:06:59 PM PST · by Red Steel · 152 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 15, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama will travel to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday to meet with families of those killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and thank emergency workers who responded to the tragedy, the White House said Saturday. "The President will also speak at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims as well as families" at 7 p.m., press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. On Friday, an emotional Obama vowed to "take meaningful action, regardless of the politics," to prevent future tragedies like the shooting massacre, which killed 26 people at the school, 20 of...
  • Chicagoans mourn Connecticut shooting victims

    12/15/2012 9:02:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Gaynor Hall
    CHICAGO— There was an outpouring of grief and an impassioned call to action Saturday night as Chicagoans gathered to mourn the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. Standing in a cold drizzle while hot tears streamed down their faces, several dozen people gathered in Union Park for a candlelight vigil in memory of the lives shattered by gun violence-- in Newtown, in Chicago and around the country. Chicago resident Lydia Gonzalez said “That's every parent’s worst nightmare. I can't even start to imagine what they're going through, but i feel their pain because we here in Chicago, we know this...
  • China Calls for ‘No Delay’ on Gun Controls in U.S.

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 131 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | MARK MCDONALD
    HONG KONG — The state news agency in China, the official voice of the government, has called for the United States to quickly adopt stricter gun controls in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 schoolchildren. According to the state medical examiner who was overseeing autopsies of the children, all of them had been hit multiple times. At least one child had been shot 11 times. All of the children were in the first grade. “Their blood and tears demand no delay for U.S. gun control,” said the news agency, Xinhua, which...
  • AP source: Boehner offers millionaire tax hike ( RINO Capitulation )

    12/15/2012 8:52:53 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 27 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than $250,000, has not accepted the offer, this person said. The proposal, however, indicated progress in talks that had appeared stalled. The person would only discuss the plan on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations.
  • Rahm Wants New Gun Laws in Wake of Newtown School Shooting

    12/15/2012 8:48:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Alexandra Clark and Emily Florez
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for current gun laws to change. "There is no parent and no grandparent in America that is not a resident to Sandy Hook, Conn.," Emanuel said Saturday afternoon while attending a ceremony for a new police building in District 12. "There is nobody that had their child last night, that didn't hold them a little closer, pull them in a little tighter, didn't hug them a little more. Emanuel stressed a need for gun laws to assure an event like the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School does not happen in Chicago. The mayor is...
  • Oklahoma teen arrested in school shooting plot

    12/15/2012 8:46:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – A Bartlesville High School student is in custody on charges he plotted to bomb and shoot students at the campus auditorium on the same day that 28 people were shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut. An arrest affidavit says Chavez tried to convince other students to help him lure students into the auditorium, chain the doors shut and start shooting. The Tulsa World reports that authorities say Chavez threatened to kill students who didn't help. The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports Chavez planned to detonate bombs at the doors as police arrived.
  • Army acknowledges pedophilia part of Islam Manual warns soldiers in Afghanistan not to talk about

    12/15/2012 8:39:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 12/15/12 | Jack Minor
    A new Army manual that warns American soldiers in Afghanistan to avoid talking about certain topics has unwittingly acknowledged that Western taboos such as pedophilia are an inherent part of Islamic culture. “By mentioning that pedophilia and women’s rights and saying that soldiers should not mention such things they are tacitly admitting that those things are indeed part of Islam,” said Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch. According to the Wall Street Journal, a new 75-page Army manual suggests U.S. soldiers are to blame for the large number of deadly attacks on them by Afghan security forces. The manual reportedly...
  • Of course: Massachusetts governor thinking of appointing Ted Kennedy’s widow to Senate vacancy

    12/15/2012 8:34:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2012 | AllahPundit
    No worries. She’ll only be a placeholder until someone from the next generation of Kennedy sub-mediocrity is ready to serve. The President has not made a choice on his next nominee for Secretary of State yet, but Governor Deval Patrick is already making plans to fill presumptive SecState nominee John Kerry’s Senate seat. Knowledgeable sources tell me Governor Patrick has already had a discussion with one potential replacement for Senator Kerry: Vicki Kennedy. The sources say the governor talked to Kennedy, the widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, about the possibility of replacing Kerry in the Senate and that she did...
  • Active shooters in schools: The enemy is denial

    12/15/2012 8:31:50 PM PST · by Washi · 14 replies
    PoliceOne.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | Doug Wyllie
    “In 1998,” Grossman said, “school violence claimed what at the time was an all time record number of kids’ lives. In that year there were 35 dead and a quarter of a million serious injuries due to violence in the school. How many killed by fire that year? Zero. But we hear people say, ‘That’s the year Columbine happened, that’s an anomaly.’ Well, in 2004 we had a new all time record — 48 dead in the schools from violence. How many killed by fire that year? Zero. Let’s assign some grades. Put your teacher hat on and give out...
  • Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, the Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Act

    12/15/2012 8:23:41 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 August 2011 | Raven Clabough
    Flashback 2011: Texas Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul introduced a bill that would abolish "gun-free zones," ultimately permitting teachers to carry firearms on school grounds. Ron Paul Introduced Pro-gun Legislation The New American 04 August 2011 ==== Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has introduced a bill in the House that would allow teachers to carry firearms onto public school grounds. Gun-control groups call it an "extremist" bill. ==== H.R. 2613, the Citizens Protection Act of 2011 Sponsor: Ron Paul
  • Niall Ferguson on the rise of China

    12/15/2012 8:21:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    YouTube / Gold Money ^ | 20 November 2012 | Alasdair Macleaod interviews Niall Ferguson
    audio 33:14
  • Expert: Arm Teachers, Ban Gun-Free Zones to Halt Mass Shootings!

    12/15/2012 8:16:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/12 | David A. Patten
    Banning gun-free zones and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons could help eliminate mass shootings at schools, gun-control expert John R. Lott told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday. Lott, an author and college professor, told Newsmax that gun-free zones become “a magnet” for deranged killers who hope to burn their names into the history books by running up a big body count. Lott’s landmark book "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws" is in its 3rd edition. He told Newsmax there is a “very good chance” the Connecticut school shooting could have been averted, if teachers...
  • Some Democrats Want to Talk Gun Control, but Many Don’t

    12/15/2012 8:09:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel didn't make any mention of the gun control issue in his statement expressing sympathy for the victims of the tragedy in Connecticut. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Democrats all over Washington issued statements Friday expressing sympathy and dismay over the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But amid the sadness, grief and shock one thing was clear — most in the Democratic Party did not want to inject a discussion of gun control into the day.Many Democrats blame gun control for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential loss and there has been an increasing reluctance...