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  • A Call To Ban Steak Knives

    12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 62 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 5/2005 | BBC news
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America" (video)

    12/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD: The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)
  • Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    12/17/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 123 replies
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  • The Communist Party USA echoes President Obama's call for more gun control

    12/17/2012 2:57:34 PM PST · by FL2012 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    While most of the nation is still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and continues to mourn the innocent victims, others are already working to exploit the horrific event for political gain. After all, as President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" because a crisis provides an "opportunity to do things that you think [sic] you could not do before."
  • Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting

    12/17/2012 2:50:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/17/12 02:57 PM ET Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal "Department of Peace," which he said is needed to counteract a "cultural matrix" in the United States that produces violence. "On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder," he said on the House floor. "Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today." "Let...
  • Oregon State Rep. Proposes Arming Teachers To Prevent Shootings (video)

    12/17/2012 2:46:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    STATE REP. DENNIS RICHARDSON, (R-OREGON): Well, it's been 13 years since the tragedy in Columbine, almost 6 years since Virginia Tech, and now we all mourn the massacre that occurred in Connecticut last Friday. We cannot continue to be passive when the only person who's armed in a school shooting situation is the shooter himself, the psychopath. What I'm suggesting is that we have campus responders, two or three volunteers, that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members, hopefully maybe prior military, prior law enforcement, but people who are trained who will be armed. And when...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, December-17-2012

    12/17/2012 2:24:33 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 56 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud

    12/17/2012 2:19:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:56 EST, 16 December 2012 | James Rush
    Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 percent of “yes” votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting “took place in darkness”120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stationsEgyptians voted narrowly in favor of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. … Representatives of the seven (rights) groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday’s vote in 10 of Egypt’s 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts. The representatives told a news conference that they had reports of individuals falsely identifying...
  • Connecticut statutes - it was ALREADY BANNED!!

    12/17/2012 2:11:58 PM PST · by djf · 43 replies
    Connecticut gov website ^ | N/A | CT State
    I just checked on what Connecticut law says about firearms. Now, I don't agree with the law particularly. But I did find this: CHAPTER 943 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY Sec. 53-202a. Assault weapons: Definition. (1) Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms: Algimec Agmi; Armalite AR-180; Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol; Auto-Ordnance Thompson type; Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type; Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1; Beretta AR-70; Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol; Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P; Chartered Industries of Singapore...
  • A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details

    12/17/2012 2:11:44 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 130 replies
    Washington Post - Wonkblog ^ | 17 Dec 12 | Erza Klein
    <p>All at once, a “fiscal cliff” deal seems to be coming together. Speaker John Boehner’s latest offer doesn’t go quite far enough for the White House to agree, but it goes far enough that many think they can see the agreement taking shape.</p>
  • Mayor Of San Juan Capistrano Attacked On City Street

    12/17/2012 2:05:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 17, 2012 10:49 AM
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of San Juan Capistrano is recovering Monday after being attacked while walking with his wife over the weekend. Mayor John Taylor and his wife were leaving a Christmas event around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the attack happened, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The couple was walking along Old Los Rios and Del Obispo Streets when they heard someone walking behind them, authorities said. As Taylor and his wife moved off to the side, Taylor was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by two heavy-set Hispanic suspects. The men continued...
  • The student debt explosion: Higher education bubble threatens to add to nation’s economic woes

    12/17/2012 2:05:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/2012
    President Obama and members of Congress have spent so much that the federal debt is headed toward $16.4 trillion. Those lawmakers must be using budgetary skills they picked up in college, as undergrads around the nation are racking up red ink at a record pace. Student loan debt jumped $42 billion last quarter, the New York Federal Reserve reported last week, bringing the total owed to about $1 trillion. That’s more than Americans owe on automobile loans or credit cards, and school bills have become so large that many have found themselves unable to pay. The official student loan delinquency...
  • Congrats, Barry. US falls out of top 10 most prosperous nations

    12/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    You know that period between sleep and wakefulness where you're not quite sure you're still dreaming? I read this blog item at Powerline and had the exact same reaction: Via InstaPundit, we learn that for the first time, the United States does not rank as one of the world's ten most prosperous nations, as rated by London's Legatum Institute. The authors of the report found that the U.S.'s slippage is being driven by "a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead." Well, they're right: in Barack Obama's America, hard work...
  • Feds Run Amok With Arroyo Over-Regulation

    12/17/2012 1:53:53 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Dec 16 2012 | Albuquerque Journal
    To paraphrase, the arroyo to hell is paved with good intentions, illegally dumped garbage, dead trees and underbrush. Just ask Peter and Françoise Smith. They had the audacity to clear debris out of the arroyo on their property behind their home, off N.M. 14 southwest of Santa Fe. Peter Smith says “people dumped garbage down there, and there was a beetle infestation that took out a lot of the pińon.” He says the estimated 600 dead trees presented a fire hazard and the non-native “salt cedar was getting to the point it was so thick you couldn’t walk through it....
  • MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South'

    12/17/2012 1:52:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South' By Elizabeth Harrington December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Sunday he is “uncomfortable” using the phrase “right-to-work” because it has its origins in the “segregationist white supremacist south.” “I’m not going to use the phrase [right to work] that is commonly used because it is such a ridiculous—let me just give people a little bit of history here,” Hayes said on his show, “Up With Chris Hayes.” He made the comment in connection with Michigan’s new right-to-work law. “The phrase is coined by a guy...
  • Vanity - An Attempt at a Concise Gun Control Argument

    12/17/2012 1:33:24 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 49 replies
    12/17/12 | dagogo redux
    Historically, the world’s worst gun violence against fellow citizens has overwhelmingly occurred when the military and police forces of would be tyrants were not balanced by an adequately armed citizenry.
  • In Recent Years, a Drop in Public Support for Gun Control Laws

    12/17/2012 1:23:10 PM PST · by An Old Man · 41 replies
    Tecaucus ^ | MARJORIE CONNELLY
    Support for gun control measures has steadily dropped over the last decade, and previous mass shootings had little effect on public opinion about gun laws. It is too early to tell if the age and the number of the victims in the killings in Newtown, Conn., will now have an impact on attitudes toward gun control.
  • Richard Engel: NBC News Correspondent Reportedly Missing In Syria Since

    12/17/2012 1:12:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Richard Engel has reportedly gone missing in Syria, with the NBC News foreign correspondent out of touch since last Thursday. Reports of EngelÂ’s disappearance have come from Turkish news sources, which also note that a Turkish journalist working with Engel, Aziz AkyavaĹź, has also gone missing. Engel had been reporting on the ongoing conflict between rebels and forces backing President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PST · by Faith · 28 replies
    December 17, 2012 | Faith
    Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...
  • Let’s Have That Conversation About Guns

    12/17/2012 1:03:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Kurt Schlichter
    For once I agree with liberals. It’s high time to have a conversation about guns. Let’s start with the problem that there are far too few guns on our streets. Wait, we can’t have that conversation. In fact, we’re not supposed to have what people might commonly describe as a “conversation” at all. We’re supposed to shut-up and listen as liberals, barely masking their unseemly delight at the opportunity, try to pin the murder rampage of one degenerate creep on millions of law-abiding Americans who did nothing wrong. The conversation is then supposed to end with us waiving our fundamental...
  • Senator's daughter pleads guilty to harassment

    12/17/2012 12:49:52 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/17/12 | DOUGLAS MONTERO
    The NYPD daughter of state Sen. Ruben Diaz -- sister of the Bronx Borough President -- pled guilty today to harassment for keying her ex-boyfriend’s car in August when he wanted to end the relationship. Sgt. Damaris Diaz, 43, who has been with the Police Department since 1993, also agreed to pay fellow cop Edward Vasquez $841.14 for the damage and spend eight days in a domestic violence program.
  • I Don't Pretend to Have the Answers

    12/17/2012 12:47:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I think all of this, folks, is missing the point. The discussion that we're having here on this is missing the point. What if somebody were to say to you, "You can't stop these things from happening"? "They've happened throughout human history. Mass murder, criminals, evil people. You can't stop them. They're going to be there. There isn't a fix. Not a pure fix." What do you think people's reaction to that would be? (interruption) Well, it'd be stronger than, "We have to try." It would be, "We gotta get people stop listening to Limbaugh," but fact...
  • Human rights is reduced to a beef about beer and wings

    12/17/2012 12:37:11 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 43 replies
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kelly McParland
    The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear a complaint against a restaurant chain that sells a beer called Albino Rhino, because a woman who suffers albinism considers it offensive, thus proving once again that society has lost all ability to solve small problems without turning them into big ones. In this case, as is often the situation, both parties in the dispute have valid enough arguments – if you’re determined to have an argument. Ikponwosa Ero, a 31-year-old immigrant from Nigeria, says Earls restaurants’ Albino rhino and wings combo is no different than offering an “Alzheimer’s appetizer,” or...
  • The Left Won't Allow Facts to Get in the Way of Their Agenda

    12/17/2012 12:29:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The deadliest school attack in this country -- deadliest school attack in American history -- was in 1927. That was the Bath School murders. Thirty-eight children and seven adults were killed, including the killer himself. Oh. He didn't use guns. He used dynamite. That's right. No guns were used in the deadliest school attack in American history. But some people would say, "Well, wait a minute, Rush. What about Waco? Waco holds the record." Yeah, that wasn't technically a school. But at Waco, 74 men, women, and children died (including 12 children under the age of five)....
  • 'Tea party' Group Fights for Islamic Causes

    12/17/2012 12:26:05 PM PST · by wesagain · 21 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 17, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Far from being the lock-step GOP ground troop some in the media have suggested it is, the tea-party movement includes people of many different ideologies … but this element is most unusual. WND has discovered a Muslim activist organization that claims to be working from within the tea party to counter the movement’s “Islamophobia.” The group Muslims4Liberty, however, also decries American “greatness,” accuses the U.S. of “war crimes,” espouses seemingly anti-Israel ideology and slams the “evangelical and conservative Jewish bloc” of the Republican party. The radical left Center for American Progress, or CAP, actually promotes Muslims4Liberty as a small organization...
  • Five-Point Action Plan for President Obama to Reduce Violence by the Mentally Ill

    12/17/2012 12:19:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 17, 2012 | D. J. Jaffe
    President Obama said the federal government has to do something meaningful to prevent future shootings, like the recent massacre of 26 children and adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.  Here is what the federal government can do to prevent violence related to mental illness:1. Start demonstration projects of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (e.g. Kendra’s Law in New York, Laura’s Law in California) throughout the country. AOT allows courts to order individuals with mental illness to stay in treatment as a condition of living in the community. It is only applicable to the most seriously ill who have a history of violence, incarceration, or...
  • Silvio Berlusconi Announces Engagement To A 27-Year-Old (50 years his junior)

    12/17/2012 12:17:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/17/2012 | The Telegraph
    Silvio Berlusconi sought to draw a line under his "bunga bunga" parties when he announced he was engaged to his girlfriend 50 years his junior, who makes him feel "less lonely." In a wide-ranging interview aired on the talk show "Domenica Live" on his Canale 5 TV network, the 76-year-old billionaire said he was engaged to Francesca Pascale, his 27-year old girlfriend. "Finally I feel less lonely," Mr Berlusconi said. "I am engaged to a Neapolitan, it's official. "She is 27 years old, with very solid values, beautiful on the outside and even more beautiful on the inside. "She is...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Talks Gun ‘Confiscation’

    12/17/2012 12:08:25 PM PST · by Cheerio · 95 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    Liberals always say they don’t want to take away guns. But give them an awful tragedy like the Newtown, Conn. shooting and they get bolder and more honest. MSNBC host Ed Schultz showed a rare bout of such honesty during a brief Twitter exchange Saturday. Schultz asked “Why should anyone own an assault rifle ?” and followed it up by saying “it's the confiscation of these types of weapons that counts and will have an impact.” “The Ed Show” host wasn’t done his attack on gun rights. “The NRA needs to state the case why assault weapons are needed by...
  • Fla. woman gets life in prison in family killings

    12/17/2012 11:58:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    AP ^ | December 17, 2012 | JIM FITZGERALD
    A woman who was convicted of orchestrating the beating deaths of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law was sentenced Monday to life in prison. The judge also called her a coward for skipping the court session. Narcy Novack, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., waived her right to appear at the sentencing, apparently in protest, and listened to it from a prisoner holding area in an adjoining room. Judge Kenneth Karas called it "her final act of cowardice."
  • We're Living the Collapse of Our Culture

    12/17/2012 11:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Oh, no, no, no, no. It's very frustrating because we're now immersed in many circumstances and situations where the last thing that anybody wants to hear are facts. The last thing anybody wants to contemplate is the real truth about something. Instead, everybody wants to live in illusions and advanced political agendas. Greetings, folks. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Telephone number if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. So much to say about this, and I sit here in...
  • Sheriff: Put guns in schools (Ohio)

    12/17/2012 11:50:24 AM PST · by TSgt · 28 replies
    Journal News ^ | Updated: 2:22 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Posted: 2:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Michael D. Pitman
    As sheriff patrols will increase around Butler County schools in the wake of the Connecticut mass shootings, Sheriff Richard K. Jones is proposing placing weapons in schools — an idea he first pushed for after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. In light of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Jones said today that he would like to see legislation introduced that would mandate placing armed personnel in all public and private Ohio schools, from elementary schools through colleges. Jones said he believes putting guns in schools — either assigned law enforcement officers or select...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,December 17-21, 2012

    12/17/2012 11:41:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 17-21,2012 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^=
  • Two wounded in theater shooting

    12/17/2012 11:40:39 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | Hollie O'Connor
    Two people were wounded late Sunday when gunfire erupted at a local movie theater, sending panicked moviegoers rushing to exits and ducking for cover, police and witnesses said. A lone suspect was in custody after being wounded by an unidentified law enforcement officer, a Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. ** snip ** After the suspect reached the theater, an off duty Bexar County Sheriff officer who was working at the theater shot at him and possibly struck him, Antu said. “She took all appropriate action to keep everyone safe in the movie theater,” Antu said.
  • Poll to FReep:Is it time to ban the sale of assault rifles to the general public?

    12/17/2012 11:29:49 AM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 100 replies
    KGUN 9 TV Tucson ^ | 12-17-2012 | KGUN 9 TV Tucson
    Poll asks: Is it time to ban the sale of assault rifles to the general public? Yes, No, Undecided.
  • France’s new monitoring policy deemed religious liberty threat

    12/17/2012 11:29:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Dec 14, 2012 / 10:21 am
    Religious freedom experts are decrying a recent announcement by the French government that it will deport and dissolve groups that are labeled extreme and appear to suffer from “religious pathology.” … At a Dec. 11 conference, French interior minister Manuel Valls announced that new government surveillance policies will be aimed at shutting down religious groups including traditionalist Catholics if they show signs of a “religious pathology” that could lead to violence, reported Reuters. The conference was held two days after French president François Hollande announced the creation of a new agency, the “National Observatory of Secularism,” to observe and promote...
  • Invincible Ignorance (Sowell on gun control)

    12/17/2012 11:28:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 18, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive. Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been...
  • HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary

    12/17/2012 11:27:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    HBO producing Scorsese-directed Bill Clinton documentary By Daniel Strauss - 12/17/12 01:52 PM ET HBO is producing a documentary about former President Bill Clinton by Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese. The channel announced Monday that Clinton had given Scorsese full cooperation for the movie. "I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," Clinton said in a statement. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as president, and my work in the years since, with HBO’s audience." HBO officials said the documentary will give Clinton a new chance to reflect...
  • Actor Michael Douglas' son injured in Pa. prison

    12/17/2012 11:26:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | December 17, 2012
    NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Cameron Douglas, the 34-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas, suffered a broken leg and finger in the Pennsylvania prison where he is an inmate. Cameron is serving a nearly 10-year sentence in the Loretto, Pa., prison for selling crystal meth, then smuggling heroin behind bars for himself.
  • Connecticut Tragedy Stirs New Debate Over Gun Control, Entertainment Culture

    12/17/2012 11:19:37 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/2012 | Fox News
    While many questions remain about what motivated the killer in Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut, one thing is becoming increasingly clear -- the tragedy will re-ignite and further fuel a major debate over gun control legislation in Washington. President Obama, without endorsing any specific proposal, hinted at Sunday night's vigil that he would enter that debate with vigor. "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change," Obama said. He said "no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world ... but that can't be an excuse for inaction." The calls for...
  • Professor calls for assassination of NRA CEO

    12/17/2012 11:16:38 AM PST · by oliverdarcy · 107 replies
    A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization. “[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.
  • Taliban claims responsibility after deadly car bomb hits US compound in Kabul

    12/17/2012 11:15:00 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, December 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    Kabul –  A car bomb exploded outside of a compound housing a U.S. military contractor in the Afghan capital Monday, blowing apart an exterior wall, killing at least two Afghan workers and wounding more than a dozen other people, company representatives and police said. In another part of the country, a suspected landmine killed 10 young girls, police said. The blast on the outskirts of Kabul sent a plume of smoke up in the air and shook windows more than a mile away in the city center. The security officer for Contrack, a McLean, Va.-based company that builds facilities for...
  • Plan to Pipe Missouri River Water to Colorado

    12/17/2012 11:03:53 AM PST · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 12/11/12
    DENVER (KMOX) - The battle for more river water is about to get even more serious. Along with the debate over whether to send more water down the Missouri River for navigation purposes, enter Colorado in the picture. The Colorado River is low on water and, according to the New York Times, a plan by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is about to be revealed that would take water from the Missouri River and send it into a 600 mile pipeline to the Colorado River. It would provide the Colorado River Basin with 600,000 acre-feet of water each year. The...
  • Adam Lanza's Mom Pulled Him Out of School: Relative

    12/17/2012 11:01:45 AM PST · by fungoking · 72 replies
    ABC ^ | RANDY KREIDER | RANDY KREIDER
    The aunt of Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza said the shooter's mother pulled him out of Newtown's public school system because she was unhappy with the school district's plans for her son. Adam Lanza's mother Nancy, 52, was the first victim of his Friday shooting spree. Lanza shot Nancy in the face and then drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed 20 students and six adults before taking his own life. Marsha Lanza, who is Adam's aunt and Nancy's ex-sister-in-law, called her former sister-in-law an "awesome ... giving person." She also told Evelyn Holmes of ABC-owned-and-operated station...
  • Madison never meant Second Amendment to allow guns of Sandy Hook shooting

    12/17/2012 10:58:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 17, 2012 | Aaron Burger
    Following the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. by Adam Lanza , many Americans are wondering what exactly our Founding Fathers intended when they set the Second Amendment to paper more than 200 years ago. Surely not the killing of 20 young children and six women.
  • REPORT: NBC REPORTER RICHARD ENGEL MISSING IN SYRIA (Found, #140)

    12/17/2012 10:56:28 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | John Nolte
    NBC is unable to reach its Middle East bureau chief Richard Engel, who was also reporting from inside Syria.
  • Document vindicates Army officer’s teaching on Islam

    12/17/2012 10:55:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | 17DEC12 | Chad Groening
    A law firm that defends and promotes Christian heritage and moral values says it has obtained a document that vindicates an 18-year veteran Army officer who is being disciplined for telling the truth about Islam. The Thomas More Law Center says it has obtained more evidence to prove its contention that the Pentagon is taking its marching orders from Islamic groups in taking extreme disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy. The highly decorated armor officer was excoriated and relieved of a teaching assignment because he discussed negative aspects of Islam...
  • PACKING FOR SCHOOL: GUNS ON CAMPUS (Harrold, TX)

    12/17/2012 10:54:18 AM PST · by okie01 · 13 replies
    Abilene (TX) Reporter-News ^ | August 6, 2009 | Ann Work
    WICHITA FALLS — One year ago, David Thweatt made a decision so controversial and groundbreaking the story about it sped around the world. The superintendent of the isolated Harrold Independent School District, about 30 miles northwest of here, made history last August when he and his school board decided to allow select teachers and staff members at the 110-student school to carry guns on campus — a first for Texas and the nation. For Thweatt and his board, the decision was pure mathematics. The school, which sits in the middle of a prairie, was too far from law enforcement for...
  • Expect more Sandy Hooks, not fewer

    12/17/2012 10:54:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah declares, 'No amount of gun control can save us from ourselves' As American politics and culture turn further away from God, they also run to and fro looking for answers to rising crime, violence, mayhem, rape and sexual immorality of all kinds in all the wrong places. Predictably, this is happening once again as the nation’s media and political elite react in horror, as they should, to the massacre in Newtown, Conn., at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. They focus with laser-like futility and counter-productiveness on inanimate objects as the source of the evil. If only we...
  • Corpse Coup - Sandy Hook Shooting, Media and Medications

    12/17/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 7 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 12/17/2012 | Guy Smith
    Twenty eight corpses hadn’t even cooled before Michael Bloomberg found a TV camera. (Seriously – it takes about several hours for a human body to reach room temperature, but Bloomberg needed less than three to stammer about what he did not know). Ignoring my rule for waiting two news cycles for solid facts to emerge, New York Mayor and perpetual odd job Michael Bloomberg sought to make political hay out of lifeless children before knowing even the most basic elements of last Friday’s Sandy Hook slayings. “Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe,” was one Bloomberg bromide. Then again...