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  • Michael Gove's war on architecture: curves fail the test

    12/17/2012 8:58:55 AM PST · by Cvengr · 51 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 2Oct12 | Steve Rose
    A clampdown on so-called architectural extravagance means British schools will no longer feature anything other than straight lines. Why is the joy of curves lost on our education secretary? That's Frank Gehry out of the running then. And don't expect to see any new schools paying homage to Antoni Gaudi, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier or even Christopher Wren. And Zaha Hadid might have won the Stirling prize for a school last year (Brixton's Evelyn Grace Academy) but she can forget about building another one here any time soon, no thank you, Dame. You might want to check your child's pockets...
  • Texas school (and others) have armed teachers, administrators, reject "gun free" attitudes

    12/17/2012 8:57:38 AM PST · by rstrahan · 44 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 12/14/2012 | Bill Miller
    David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready. Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns. Thweatt said the "guardian plan," which drew international attention when it was implemented in 2008, definitely enhances student safety. "Is that 100 percent? No," Thweatt said Friday in a telephone interview. "Nothing is 100 percent. But what we do know is that we've done all we can to protect our children."
  • Dogs to help mend hearts in Newtown

    12/17/2012 8:38:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Naomi Nix
    <p>A team of golden retrievers made an 800-mile journey from the Chicago area to Newtown, Conn., over the weekend to comfort those affected by the recent school massacre.</p> <p>Lutheran Church Charities deployed about 10 of the canines Saturday evening for residents who want to pet them while they talk or pray with the dog's handler, said Tim Hetzner, president of the Addison-based organization.</p>
  • Fight for Your (Beck) Rights

    12/17/2012 8:30:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The former union member who won landmark worker protections from organized labor nearly 25 years ago said the Obama administration’s attempt to subvert those safeguards is responsible for the rise of right-to-work battles.
  • Michael Moore: Killing Is ‘Who We Are’ As Americans

    12/17/2012 8:29:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Michael Moore: Killing Is ‘Who We Are’ As Americans By Patrick Burke December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Liberal activist-filmmaker Michael Moore says school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. will continue – because “it’s who we are” as Americans. “I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America w/ genocide, then built it w/ slaves. The shootings will continue- it's who we are,” Moore tweeted on Sunday. Moore sent out several tweets regarding the school shooting between Friday and Sunday, at one point claiming the shooter “seemed to single out...
  • Never Let a Horror Go To Waste

    12/17/2012 8:28:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Obama’s former consigliere Rahm Emanuel, who is now the mayor of the strictly gun-controlled gun murder capital of the world, Chicago. So naturally the statist anti-gun utopians see opportunity in Friday’s Newtown school massacre to push the total gun ban they’ve been lusting after for so long. Rather than pause long enough to grieve with the rest of us over the horrific murders of twenty children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school; rather than wait for the media frenzy to subside so all the facts could...
  • The Second Amendment Is Not Negotiable

    12/17/2012 8:24:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Ron Resnick
    Cries for more “gun control” have flooded opinion and editorial pages in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut. The opinion that Americans do not have a right to own firearms, and the assertion that the Constitution does not protect the right of individuals to own firearms, is absolutely false — and also incorrect in the context of law. In 2008, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for private use within the...
  • Schools on Lockdown this morning (vanity)

    12/17/2012 8:22:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Hearing online (not verified) a school in San Antonio received a phone threat and went on lockdown. A school in Baton Rouge had a vehicle nearby filled with ammunition and went on lockdown. Any others? Good week to start home schooling!
  • U.S. Ambassador Tells Georgia to Vote for a 'Palestinian' State

    12/17/2012 8:22:36 AM PST · by Josephat · 7 replies
    American Thinker | 12/17/12 | Pamela Geller
    U.S. Ambassador Tells Georgia to Vote for a 'Palestinian' State By Pamela Geller From the former Soviet Republic of Georgia comes news of an extraordinary betrayal by the Obama Administration. As Obama continues to abandon freedom in his support of Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia revolutions and regimes in Egypt and elsewhere, he has taken behind-the-scenes steps to further the international isolation of Israel, the only democracy in that Middle East. Just before the November 29 United Nations vote granting non-member state observer status, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia, Richard Norland, an Obama appointee, met with Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili....
  • Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’

    12/17/2012 8:20:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Dan Rather on Rice Withdrawal: ‘Obama Can Be Rolled for His Wallet and His Watch’ By Fred Lucas December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said President Barack Obama looked weak for allowing United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to step aside from being nominated for Secretary of State. “He should have said she’s my nominee, let’s take it to a vote. Because what has happened today plays into the perception, the perception that’s been growing among the Republicans that in street language, President Obama can be rolled for his wallet and his watch,” Rather said during...
  • Manchin on gun control: 'We need action'

    12/17/2012 8:16:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia and "proud gun owner," said Monday he believes last week's Connecticut elementary school shooting should be the tipping point in the debate over limiting gun rights. "I just came with my family from deer hunting. I've never had more than three shells in a clip. Sometimes you don't get more than one shot anyway at a deer," Manchin said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It's common sense. It's time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common sense discussion and move in a reasonable way."...
  • MSM Reports Hillary's 'Concussion' Excuse Without Slightest Hint of Skepticism

    12/17/2012 8:08:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 17, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The dog ate my homework. Or, in the case of Hillary Clinton, a "concussion" which she didn't even have checked out at a hospital is keeping her from testifying about the Benghazi fiasco on Capitol Hill. Yes, we are expected to believe that a Secretary of State can suffer a concussion and not have it checked out at a hospital. Remember Natasha Richardson? That actress suffered what seemed to be a minor head injury while taking ski lessons and refused medical attention and passed away a couple of days later as a result. Various mainstream sources conveniently bought into Hillary's...
  • Common Core: Phasing Western Culture Out of (Public) Education

    12/17/2012 8:06:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    This week, left-wing outlets, like NPR’s quiz show, Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! and the Huffington Post, as well as the British Telegraph, expressed surprise and concern that the new national Common Core standards will destroy the love of literature. The leftist outlets focused on favorites like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird, but couldn’t seem to connect this unconstitutional federalization of education with their favorite presidential candidate. They should also be concerned about what the recently released test questions reveal about what the feds want: happy workers for the State. The test questions,...
  • Jewish politicians lead chorus calling for tighter gun laws

    12/17/2012 8:03:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Ilan Ben Zion
    <p>Politicians from across the US have called for a reassessment of gun laws in the wake of Friday’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with prominent Jewish representatives leading the charge. Two senators, including Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, called Sunday for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while Senator Dianne Feinstein of California (D) vowed to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.</p>
  • AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie)

    12/17/2012 7:50:58 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Trailer is here: http://agendadocumentary.com/trailer/ Full Movie here (free for a limited time): http://vimeo.com/52009124
  • Hagel The Horrible

    12/17/2012 7:46:51 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    islam-watch.org ^ | 16DEC12 | Marc J. Fink
    Hamas-Supporting, Islamist Group CAIR Praises and Endorses Obama Defense Candidate It's not in America's national security interest to have a Defense Secretary who regularly receives praise from an organization named an unindicted co-conspirator to fund the terrorist group Hamas in America's largest terrorism financing case; an organization officially banned from cooperation with the FBI and cited as an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood in America
  • Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Sandy Hook Funeral Protest

    12/17/2012 7:40:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
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  • Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term: Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two...
  • Abortion Versus Gun Control

    12/17/2012 7:39:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    Original Content | 12/17/2012 | By Lazamataz
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Hillary in Hiding

    12/17/2012 7:30:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-17-12 | Daren Jonescu
    For once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State, suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many days after the vaguely reported fainting spell. Already, the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear...
  • Gun dealer and manufacturer settle in [D.C.] sniper lawsuit (Flashback)

    12/17/2012 7:30:11 AM PST · by TSgt · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, September 09, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M. | Maureen O'Hagan
    The families of eight D.C. sniper victims reached two settlements totaling $2.5 million yesterday with the dealer and manufacturer of the rifle used in the shooting spree that left Washington, D.C.-area residents afraid to leave their homes in the fall of 2002. Lawyers for the families call the settlements "landmark." The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has filed a number of gun suits, said this is the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay a settlement to victims. Bushmaster Firearms Inc. of Maine will pay $550,000, all of which is covered by its insurance policy. And...
  • Let’s All Go Rogue – Palin & Gandhi Style

    12/17/2012 7:28:35 AM PST · by RobaWho · 1 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rob Cunningham
    “At its most basic level conservatism is a respect for history and tradition, including traditional moral principles. I do not believe that I am more moral, certainly no better, than anyone else, and conservatives who act “holier than thou” turn my stomach. So do some elite liberals. But I do believe in a few timeless and unchanging truths, among those is that man is fallen. This world is not perfect, and politicians will never make it so. This, above all, is what informs my pragmatic approach to politics. [...] We don’t trust utopian promises from politicians. The role of government...
  • Michael Mann vs. NRO and Mark Steyn: It's Time to Rumble (Steyn sued for defamation of character)

    12/17/2012 7:26:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17./2012 | Neil Snyder
    National Review Online (NRO) is currently running an ad/article explaining that Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the highly questionable "hockey stick" graph that global warming alarmists latched onto to pummel the entire world with dour warnings about the effects of man-made CO2 emissions on life as we know it, is suing NRO and Mark Steyn for defamation of character: ******** "Let me recap: A lawsuit has been formally filed by Professor Michael Mann against National Review and Mark Steyn. You know Mann: The Penn State academic and self-proclaimed (and bogus) Nobel Peace Prize awardee best known, famously and infamously,...
  • DEFENDING THE WEST: Lipstick on a pig? It's still jihad

    12/17/2012 7:24:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is running another new propaganda ad campaign. This time it’s a deceptive #MyJihad bus ad designed to distract from and obscure the true meaning of jihad. Freedom fighters have successfully educated the American people about the most brutal and extreme system of governance, the Shariah: Americans know how inhuman it is, and Muslim Brotherhood operatives are still reeling from that stunning defeat. So now they hope to whitewash jihad? That’s oceans of blood they would have to conceal. Oceans of blood. One of CAIR's deceptive #MyJihad bus ads Americans need to understand...
  • Is Boehner Capitulating on Tax Hike Boost? Blame Game Posturing

    12/17/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    House speaker John Boehner made an incremental move in Obama's direction in regards to tax hikes. Specifically, Boehner offered to raise income tax rates on households earning more than $1 million a year in exchange for containing the cost of federal entitlement programs. Discussion are private, and president Obama rejected the offer. Specifically, the president wants hikes on those making more than $250,000. Obama also wants to avoid making significant reductions in entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Blame Game Posturing On the surface, this appears to be a major change in attitude by Boehner. Previously, Boehner wanted...
  • Chuck Hagel's appointment to defense shows the game has changed (Jewish Community aghast at choice)

    12/17/2012 7:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    Caroline Glick is not given to exaggeration and hyperbole. That's why this article she recently penned is so striking. She is sounding the alarm about the Obama administration taking off its anti-Israel mask in order to fundamentally transform the relationship with the Jewish state: _______________________ Many in the American Jewish community are aghast to discover that President Obama is planning to appoint former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as Defense Secretary. If you want the skinny on how Hagel has come to be known as one of the few ferociously anti-Israel senators in the past generation, Carl from Jerusalem at...
  • Back in Sandinista Days ...(Looking at the record of our Secretary of State Nominee, John Kerry)

    12/17/2012 7:09:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Here’s what you’re not supposed to say about John Kerry: that he is a man of the Left; that he is a “Massachusetts liberal”; that he is the anti-Reagan (well, you can say that in some circles). No, now that he’s the Democratic nominee, he is a man of the sensible center, in contrast to those Texas-fried radicals in the White House. Kerry the Nominee even enjoys getting to President Bush’s right. Why, just the other day — appealing to Cuban-American voters in Florida — Kerry chided Bush for being a little soft on Hugo Chávez, the (democratically elected) strongman...
  • Leading on Entitlement Reform (How some states are leading the way)

    12/17/2012 7:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Michael Barone
    Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation’s unsustainable entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare. But out in the states, politicians of both parties aren’t averting their gaze from impending fiscal crises. They are working to change policies that have put state governments on an unsustainable trajectory. The most obvious example was the passage of a right-to-work law last week in Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union. Passage of the law was retaliation for an attempted power grab by both the UAW and public-sector unions — Proposition 2,...
  • The Cost of Viewing the USA as a “Safe” Haven

    12/17/2012 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IShares Blog ^ | 12/17/2012 | BY RUSS KOESTERICH, CFA
    For the past five years there were reasonable arguments for keeping money in the United States. While the United States endured a brutal recession and it is still suffering through an anemic recovery, on a relative basis the economy has been a bright spot, particularly compared to Europe and Japan. Since the end of the recession corporations have churned out record profits, the dollar has been stable, and interest rates remain near historic lows.In the past few years, having a strong US focus has been a good trade. Since exiting the recession in mid-2009, US stocks have significantly outperformed international...
  • Clear Channel to take WDTW AM 1310 Detroit dark on December 31 (prog talker)

    12/17/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Michiguide ^ | 12/17/12 | Mike Austerman
    On the heels of the announcement that Clear Channel will be donating Progressive Talk WDTW AM 1310 Detroit to MMTC (The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council) comes the news that the station will end operations and go silent at midnight on December 31st. WDTW's six tower array along I-94 east of Telegraph in Taylor will be dismantled after the station signs off. Current morning show host Tony Trupiano broke the news at the end of his 6 - 10 a.m. program this morning. The decision to shutdown the station will cost Trupiano his gig after about 18 months with his...
  • Wake Up Republicans, Rising Federal Revenues Are A Very Bad Thing

    12/17/2012 6:58:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/17/2012 | John Tamny
    Amid the ongoing “fiscal cliff” battle, a popular argument about tax revenues has been reintroduced by Republican-leaning commentators. Eager to disarm facile Democratic proposals meant to erase federal deficits through higher tax rates levied on top earners, conservative pundits have published voluminous commentary and stats showing that income tax increases on the rich don’t produce the revenues desired. In USA Today, Michael Medved wrote that “The problem with this odd wave of high tax nostalgia is that it ignores one crucial fact about the Eisenhower era: Higher tax rates on a few wealthy taxpayers didn’t produce higher revenues.” Writing in...
  • Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon

    12/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter.
  • The Bondage Of Redistribution Ideology

    12/17/2012 6:55:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dean Kalahar
    "Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state." -Thomas Sowell _____________________ The idea that we should take from those who have and give to those who don't is viewed as proper and just among liberals. In fact, if you do not subscribe to redistribution ideology, you are attacked as being greedy at best and racist at worst. The problem is that income redistribution in practice promotes one of the same moral injustices found under slavery. A simple inquisition will...
  • The Newtown Massacre and the Pain of God

    12/17/2012 6:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, as family members and friends of the slain and wounded suffer unspeakable agony, people around the world are asking, “Where was God?” But very few are asking, “Is God hurting too?” According to Basilea Schlink (1904-2001), a German Christian leader who stood up to the Nazis, “Anyone who loves as much as God does, cannot help suffering. And anyone who really loves God will sense that He is suffering.” She found support for this view in the writings of the Japanese Lutheran theologian Kazoh Kitamori in his book “Theology of the Pain of...
  • Dukakis seen as possible Senate replacement if Kerry tapped for State

    12/17/2012 6:50:12 AM PST · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, may be headed back to the political spotlight as he’s considered a likely interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). President Obama is set to tap Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, according to media reports. This means Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) needs to find someone to fill Kerry’s seat until a special election can be held in the late spring or early summer. Dukakis, who is 79, has remained politically active. He campaigned for Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this fall and teaches at Northeastern University.
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • The Solution to our Nation’s ‘Gun Problem’

    12/17/2012 6:44:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 15, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    Killing people is a moral problem not a societal problem. There are few people who want to talk about morality these days. It’s no wonder that there are no longer any moral taboos. What was considered immoral 40 years ago is being made formally legal today by voters, legislators, and our courts. I believe there is a relationship between “defining deviancy down” and an increase in the disregard for other people. An uptick in ‘Moral Misfits‘ is the result. The usual suspects are out in force calling for additional gun-control measures. School children are most vulnerable to gun violence. They...
  • CIA: Pollard's life sentence due to ‘Post’ interview

    12/17/2012 6:39:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/17/12 | Gil Hoffman
    Declassified CIA damage assessment of Jonathan Pollard case says he violated plea bargain terms by giving interview to 'Post.' Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard received a life sentence because he violated a plea agreement he had signed, by giving an unauthorized interview to The Jerusalem Post, according to the newly declassified 1987 CIA damage assessment of the Pollard case, published Friday by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Judge Aubrey Robinson sentenced Pollard to life in prison in March 1987 despite a plea agreement in which Pollard agreed to cooperate with the investigation against him, in return for a...
  • Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help

    12/17/2012 6:26:23 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-17-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help By Michael snyderDecember 17, 2012 What in the world is happening to America? I have written many articles about how society is crumbling right in front of our eyes, but now it is getting to the point where people are going to be afraid to go to school or go shopping at the mall. Just consider what has happened over the past week. Adam Lanza savagely murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 42-year-old Marcus Gurrola threatened to shoot...
  • Iranian State Press Praises Likely Obama Defense Nominee as 'Anti-Israel'

    12/17/2012 6:26:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Iranian state press, Press TV, is praising President Barack Obama's likely defense nominee as "anti-Israel," according to a piece published on the propaganda outlet's website. The piece is titled, "Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense." The piece begins, "US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief." Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he's at the top of President Obama's list.
  • The Department of Illiteracy

    12/17/2012 6:19:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/14/2012 | Staff
    One of the tragic legacies of the Great Society is the violence inflicted upon the family as an institution. Through a series actions, calculated or not, the family has been devalued as the bedrock of civil society and replaced with the government acting in loco parentis for not only the children it comes into contact with but also for the parents. While we are all familiar with the incentives provided by the government to discourage marriage by women living in poverty through the provision of various allowances and services so long as they are unemployed and unmarried and have...
  • How to Stick it to Greedy Capitalists

    12/17/2012 5:59:44 AM PST · by econjack · 4 replies
    Daily Wealth ^ | 12/17/2012 | Dr. Steve Sjuggerud Dr. Steve Sjuggerud
    Governments in Europe and the U.S. have decided that bankers and investors need to be attacked... Last week, the European Union reached a deal with lawmakers to cap banker bonuses at twice their salaries. And we know that U.S. lawmakers plan to dramatically increase taxes on investors – by increasing taxes on dividends and capital gains. You've got to PUNISH those greedy bankers and investors... right? What good are they, right? But is that right? Consider this: Japan's government is going the opposite way... Japan's government is – God forbid – encouraging investment. Can you imagine such a thing?
  • An Honest Liberal Writes about Gun Control

    12/17/2012 5:49:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote earlier this month about an honest liberal who acknowledged the problems created by government dependency. Well, it happened again. First, some background.Like every other decent person, I was horrified and nauseated by the school shootings in Newton, Connecticut.Part of me wishes the guy hadn’t killed himself so that he could be slowly fed into a meat grinder.And my friends on the left will be happy to know that part of me, when I first learned about the murders, thought the world might be a better place if guns had never been invented.Sort of like my gut reaction about...
  • The deadliest school massacre in US history

    12/17/2012 5:43:25 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies
    Quartz.com ^ | Decmber 15, 2012 | Lenore Skenazy
    In the end there were 38 children dead at the school, two teachers and four other adults. I’m not talking about the horrific shooting in Connecticut today. I’m talking about the worst school murder in American history. It took place in Michigan, in 1927. A school board official, enraged at a tax increase to fund school construction, quietly planted explosives in Bath Township Elementary. Then, the day he was finally ready, he set off an inferno. When crowds rushed in to rescue the children, he drove up his shrapnel-filled car and detonated it, too, killing more people, including himself. And...
  • School 'gun free zones' are death traps

    Thirty-two thousand Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents, and the President sheds no tears for them. The deaths aren't on the news, and there is no call to "ban cars" to prevent the deaths. Over 100,000 Americans are killed each year by government-approved pharmaceuticals, yet we never see all those dead bodies on the evening news. The government's horror at Americans dying, it seems, is highly selective. Only people killed with certain kinds of things -- such as guns -- are "celebrated" by the federal government. As the recent Newtown, Conn. school shooting reminds us, criminals pay no...
  • Face a Cliff Now or a Chasm Later

    12/17/2012 5:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Terry Paulsen
    Thomas Jefferson warned us, "I, however, place economy among the first and most important Republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt... I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple." Nothing we face compares to the challenge our founding fathers faced in winning independence and forming a more perfect union, but reclaiming a "frugal and simple" government will take far more than replaying another version of Washington's "fiscal cliff" charade. Congress first put a limit on federal debt during...
  • Guns, Guns, Guns

    12/17/2012 5:28:46 AM PST · by arthurus · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 16 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...tragedies like the one that just happened take us back to the equally old question of whether individual liberty is a better defense against human evil than the entrenched organizations of government. Do we want a society run by the flower of chivalry, who commit atrocities according to a plan for a better society, or by peasants with machine guns? The flower of chivalry can promise us a utopian world without evil, but the peasant with a machine gun promises us that we can protect ourselves from evil when it comes calling. 1795 Springfield Muskets 1801 1813 12 It isn't...
  • 'Disturbing' Video Shows 'Brutal' Israeli Occupation

    12/17/2012 5:27:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new video shows the Palestinian Authority under Israeli "occupation." PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently accused Israel of "waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes" in Judea and Samaria. The photos speak for themselves. Video ......
  • Hevron Jews: Government Surrendered to Leftist Lawyers

    12/17/2012 5:20:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    The Jewish community of Hevron reacted, Monday, to the government's statement that it will evict the Jews of Beit Ezra by April 24th by saying, "It is very unfortunate that the government is surrendering, once again, to leftist bodies in the State Attorney's Office...." A community statement said the state was "...again adopting the position of Peace Now and again evicting Jews from a Jewish house in Hevron, while continuing to drag its heels regarding carrying out a reasonable and correct verdict of the appeals ...."