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  • DIGENOVA: SAME LIBS CALLING FOR GUN CONTROL WERE CLOSING MENTAL INSTITUTIONS IN 70'S

    12/17/2012 6:53:37 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 17 Dec 2012
    Fox News legal analyst Joe DiGenova joined Brian Wilson and Larry O'Connor on Washington DC's WMAL to discuss the calls for strict limitations on the right to bear arms. DiGenova pointed out that progressive activist groups in the 1960's and 70's moved to make it much more difficult for individuals with mental health problems to be institutionalized. DiGenova maintains that this is a major contributing factor to the latest spate of mass murder. The irony, according to DiGenova, is the same progressives are now calling for strict gun control restrictions.
  • Fla. Representative Wants to End School Gun Ban(Poll)

    12/17/2012 6:48:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wtvy.com ^ | 17 December, 2012 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The state representative who sponsored the bill that became Florida's "stand your ground" law believes the state should end its ban on guns in schools.
  • AP sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner (another episode of 'As the Stomach Turns'?)

    12/17/2012 6:47:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/17/12 | David Espo and Jim Kuhnhenn | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has agreed to curtail future cost-of-living increases for recipients of Social Security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels as part of accelerating negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner to avoid a "fiscal cliff," people familiar with the talks said Monday. Speaking a few hours after Obama and Boehner met at the White House, these people said the president was now seeking a higher tax rate beginning at incomes over $400,000, up from the levels of $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples that were cornerstones of his successful campaign...
  • Belgium: Blame France for Depardieu Move

    12/17/2012 6:46:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 Dec 2012
    Belgium's foreign minister said Monday that France was solely to blame after its top actor Gérard Depardieu threatened to give up his passport following a move to seek tax exile in the neighbouring country. Depardieu puts Paris mansion on market (13 Dec 12) Ayrault slams tax exiles after Depardieu move (12 Dec 12) Depardieu moves to Belgium over tax hikes (10 Dec 12) Didier Reynders said his country must not be made a "scapegoat" for Depardieu's move, which the French prime minister suggested was an unpatriotic act. "There have been no measures taken by Belgium to attract any French national,"...
  • Latino Groups Warn Congress to Fix Immigration or Else

    12/17/2012 6:33:24 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Julia Preston
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest Latino organizations warned Congress on Wednesday that they will keep a report card during the immigration debate next year, with plans to mobilize their voters against lawmakers who do not support a comprehensive immigration bill. “Make no mistake, we will be watching,” said Eliseo Medina, international secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, which led one of the most extensive Latino voter drives. The report card will show “who stood with us and who stood against us” on immigration reform, Mr. Medina said."
  • EDITORIAL: EPA regulates water

    12/17/2012 6:29:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Editorial
    Life-giving substances shouldn’t be treated as pollutantsThe environmentalist movement has gone off the deep end. It’s bad enough that the courts have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare carbon dioxide, one of the essential components of life on this planet, to be a pollutant. Now the same bureaucratic zealots are going after water itself. On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II appeared in federal district court in Alexandria to contest the EPA’s use of the Clean Water Act to punish Virginia and Fairfax County for sending too much water into a watershed. “These regulations are expensive,...
  • ABC and CBS Skip News of Tim Scott’s Historic Senate Appointment

    12/17/2012 6:24:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday announced she will appoint Republican U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate to replace the departing Senator Jim DeMint, but though he will become the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” and the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the current Senate, neither ABC nor CBS mentioned the news Monday night. Yes, the newscasts were dominated by the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, yet the NBC Nightly News managed to squeeze in 24 seconds to note Scott’s historic appointment.
  • R.I.P. Sen. Inouye, Hero of the 442nd (Hero of Immense Proportions)

    12/17/2012 6:19:58 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | Daniel Foster
    We have just learned that Senator Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) has passed away at 88. Whatever else the president pro tempore of the Senate was, he was a Nazi-socking badass of a G.I.: In the fall of 1944, Inouye’s unit was shifted to the French Vosges Mountains and spent two of the bloodiest weeks of the war rescuing a Texas Battalion surrounded by German forces. The rescue of “The Lost Battalion” is listed in the U.S. Army annals as one of the most significant military battles of the century. Inouye lost ten pounds, became a platoon leader and won the...
  • Founding Fathers Just 'Some Dead People' Spews Ed Schultz in Anti-Second Amendment Rant

    12/17/2012 6:14:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    Remember how liberals feigned reverence for the Constitution during its alleged wholesale destruction while George W. Bush was president? With a Democrat ensconsed in the White House, they are reverting to old habits when it comes to the blueprint for our republic. On his radio show Friday, Schultz argued with a caller who said he usually agrees with Schultz, citing "socialized medicine" and higher taxes as examples of common ground they share. But the Second Amendment must be protected, the caller said, lest changes to it erode other freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights (audio) -- CALLER: From a...
  • BOND: A Tipping Point For Wall Street

    12/17/2012 6:13:46 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 12/17/2012 | jeff-binkley
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  • Reading, ’Riting and Race

    12/17/2012 6:11:45 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/16/2012
    Is arithmetic racist? Are English and science and art? These might seem like stupid questions, but — speaking of stupid — a federal judge says the answer is yes, they are, and slapped New York City with a judgment that could cost the school system hundreds of millions. The case involves a 16-year-old lawsuit, a handful of unqualified teachers who tried to cast their own failures as a civil-rights violation — and the lefty lawyers who have abetted their cause. Would-be teachers in New York must pass a state exam called the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test, or LAST, to...
  • Media myths on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘semiautomatic firearms’

    12/17/2012 6:08:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    If gun-control advocates and our media want to have a conversation about government restrictions on gun ownership, I think that’s fine. Debating more issues, rather than fewer, is probably good for our politics. But the conversation about guns needs to be a bit more factually precise. Today’s New York Times story on the AR-15 has a lot of good information and aims to be balanced, but the story still manages to perpetuate many of the most stubborn myths about rifles. Some points I would like to make in response:
  • Myths of Health Care Reform

    12/17/2012 6:04:30 PM PST · by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri · 9 replies
    AAPS ^ | Aug 31, 2010
    Myth 1: An electronic medical record could save your life in an emergency Posted on June 29, 2009 by admin Information technology does not stop bleeding, start IVs, defibrillate the heart, or put in a breathing tube. In an emergency, those are the things that save your life. If you need them, the doctor does not have time to look at your EMR.In an emergency, the doctor needs to know your blood sugar NOW, not what it was 6 months ago. Ditto for your chest xray. If the test needs to be done STAT, the old results are probably irrelevant,...
  • 4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shooting

    12/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shootingPosted: 12/17/2012 Last Updated: 2 hours ago DENVER - Colorado set a single-day record for gun background check requests the day after the Connecticut mass shootings. Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said there were more than 4,200 requests to buy guns in Colorado on Saturday. Those gun-purchase requests surpassed the previous record -- 4,028 background checks processed on Black Friday this year.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico ~ 18 DEC 2012

    12/17/2012 6:01:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico Holloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located six miles southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo, a city in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. The base was named in honor of Col. George V. Holloman, a pioneer in guided missile research. It is the home of the 49th Wing (49 WG) of the Air Combat Command (ACC). Holloman is located in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andres mountain ranges. The base is about 10...
  • BREAKING NEWS - ANOTHER potential MASS shooting 12-17-12

    12/17/2012 6:01:48 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-17-12 | cybertribenetwork
    ANOTHER shooting 12-17-12 at "MAYAN" theater potential MASS MURDER
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-17-12

    12/17/2012 5:55:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-17-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Key Facebook investor puts $300K into Canadian plan to make artificial tornados

    12/17/2012 5:53:55 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2012
    Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel just gave Canadian inventor Louis Michaud $300,000 to make man-made tornadoes. Michaud and his company, AVEtec, are building a prototype of its Atmospheric Vortex Engine to create tornadoes about 40 meters high that can produce energy from waste heat. The energy would be free of carbon emissions, and would only cost 3 cents per kilowatt hour. As a reference, coal can cost anywhere from 4 to 5 cents per kwh.
  • Liberty - and How Guns Once Saved Lives at Schools - and Ought to Again

    12/17/2012 5:53:01 PM PST · by Ron C. · 21 replies
    12/17/12 | Ron C
    Had teachers and administrators at Newtown, Connecticut schools been known to be armed and experienced marksmen, and women – very few would dare threaten gun violence at that city’s schools, or any other school in any community where school policy demanded the presence of armed adults. None dared when I first went to school in the little town of Hot Springs New Mexico in the late 1940’s – because the fact that teachers were armed was highly publicized in local newspapers. Back then there were only two schools, a grade school and high school. I attended both, and both had...
  • Clinton gets accountability report on Benghazi attacks

    12/17/2012 5:36:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/17/12 | Andrew Quinn
    Clinton gets accountability report on Benghazi attacksBy Andrew Quinn Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:18pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday received an official review of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, setting the stage for testimony on an incident that prompted a political furor and sharp questions about security at U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas. **SNIP** The committee has been meeting in private and State Department officials have declined to discuss almost all specifics of the Benghazi attack pending its reports. The findings are expected to cover questions on whether enough...
  • Sources Say DOD Inspector General Report Criticizes Vickers in Discussions with Filmmaker

    12/17/2012 5:35:46 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 17, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Sources tell ABC News that the Inspector General for the Department of Defense has been preparing a report in which Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers is criticized for giving sensitive information to the filmmakers behind “Zero Dark Thirty.” Specifically, Vickers is said to have disclosed to the filmmakers the identity of a member of SEAL Team Six — though not a member of the team that conducted the raid on Osama bin Laden‘s compound. Names of members of that team are not to be disclosed because of the potential for violent retaliation. Some in the Pentagon think...
  • After School Shooting, Anti-Gun Advocates Want NRA President, Members to Be Shot

    12/17/2012 5:30:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/17/12 | Jason Howerton
    Following the horrific act of violence that occurred in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, some anti-gun advocates are calling for NRA president David Keene and all other members of the NRA to be shot. To be clear, these people are calling for violence to solve what they think is the cause of many acts of violence — guns. sam tarling @sammyswordfish All NRA members should be shot!!!! I thank you, that's one of my own !! 16 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite michael mayer @prisonforbush Someone should shoot this motherfucker NRA President David Keene weighs in on 2012 election – Glenn...
  • ‘I Don’t Care if a Bunch of White Kids Got Killed’ — Find Out Who Said This About Sandy Hook

    12/17/2012 5:27:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/17/12 | Jason Howerton
    The owner of Thai Noodle House in Austin, Texas has been bombarded with criticism after he posted a racially-charged and offensive Facebook status regarding the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. On Friday, a gunman opened fire at the school, killing 20 innocent children and six adults before he took his own life. “I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed,” the restaurant’s owner Eddie Nimibutr wrote on his Facebook page shortly after the shooting occurred. “F**k Post-Racial bullsh*t. When kids from minority groups get shot, nobody cares. When Israel launched missiles at...
  • We are not helpless against gun violence

    12/17/2012 5:22:30 PM PST · by An Old Man · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, December 17, 4:44 PM | Michael Gerson
    The intercom had been switched on. “At first we heard a bunch of kids scream,” said a therapist at Sandy Hook Elementary School, “and then it was just quiet and all you could hear was the shooting.” It is the silence that seemed particularly haunting. The methodical silence of the killer. The unnatural silence of children. Even the apparent silence of a bystander God.
  • Thousands in Spain protest health privatization

    12/17/2012 5:21:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/17/12 | Harold Heckle, Associated Press | Associated Press
    MADRID (AP) -- Several thousand Spanish public health workers and other people marched from four main hospitals in Madrid to converge on a main square in the capital Sunday, protesting the regional government's plans to restructure and part-privatize the sector. The marches, described as a "white tide" because of the color of the medical scrubs many were wearing, finally met mid-afternoon in Puerta del Sol. On Monday, the region's health councilor will meet with a committee responsible for coordinating professional services and union representatives to try and agree how to achieve €533 million ($697 million) in savings. Doctors, nurses and...
  • Hill Poll: Gloomy voters say US on wrong track, kids will be poorer

    12/17/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts
    A mood of economic gloom hangs over the nation as President Obama and Republican leaders scramble to strike a deficit deal that avoids automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a new poll for The Hill. The poll, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, found nearly 6-in-10 people (59 percent) feel the country is on the wrong track. It also showed people are deeply pessimistic about their chances for future prosperity, with 54 percent saying they believe their children will be worse off as adults than their parents.The poll results cast a shadow over talks in Washington aimed at averting...
  • U.S. Medicine Resembles a “Vampire Economy”

    12/17/2012 5:13:02 PM PST · by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri · 5 replies
    The United States is forfeiting a half century of leadership in medical care and medical research and development, writes orthopaedic surgeon Lee Hieb, M.D., in an article in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. “We are rapidly throwing it all away as we spiral ever downward into a “vampire economy”—an economy so overtaxed and overregulated that it is sucking the lifeblood out of its productive citizens, she writes. Hieb undertakes a diagnostic examination of the medical economy, and features the following findings: There are 140,000 pages of regulations pertaining to Medicare, compared with a “mere”...
  • Lesson Of Sandy Hook, Clackamas — Ban Gun-Free Zones

    12/17/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 15, 2012
    Gun Laws: Before the tragedy in Connecticut, a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy. In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli. As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But...
  • Justice worked on new gun safety recommendations

    12/17/2012 5:03:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    wvva ^ | Updated: Dec 17, 2012 2:29 PM | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has been investigating new ways to curb gun violence in the United States, including expanding and automating earlier this year the federal databases used in background checks on gun purchasers and coming up with new ideas for legislation to be considered by Congress and the White House.</p>
  • Flashback: Harvey Weinstein Calls for Filmmaker Summit on Violence in Movies (Tarantino's boss!)

    12/17/2012 5:00:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/26/12 | Pamela McClintock
    Weinstein, an avid Obama supporter, cites lack of gun control as the real culprit behind the Colorado theater shooting and says it's time for Hollywood to examine its part in perpetuating real-life events. Speaking to The Huffington Post, Weinstein called for a filmmaker summit in the wake of last week's theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that left at least a dozen dead and 58 wounded. "I think as filmmakers we should sit down -- the Marty Scorseses, the Quentin Tarantinos and hopefully all of us who deal in violence in movies -- and discuss our role in that," Weinstein said.
  • Gun Free Zones: An article by Tom Givens.

    12/17/2012 4:56:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Tom Givens
    Reposted from Tom Givens: In the wake of the tragic, horrific slaughter of innocent school children in Connecticut, there has been a renewed cry for more gun control laws. This stems from the natural need to “do something” when a tragedy of this proportion occurs. I agree we need to do something, but the “something” I want is a bit different. The “Gun Free Schools Act of 1994” made it a federal crime to possess a firearm on any school property. Many states enacted similar legislation at the state level, as the federal act required them to do so or...
  • .223 cannot even be used to hunt big game in Washington state (too small of a caliber)

    Big game, except cougar, must be hunted with a minimum of .24 caliber (6mm) centerfire rifle. Cougar may be hunted with a .22 caliber centerfire rifle. Rimfire rifles are not legal for big game. We are now hearing 24/7 ad nauseum about how the AR-15 is practically a WMD according to the media.....yet in Washington state it is not even allowed for hunting because the caliber is too small to be considered ethical. Information like this needs to get out there.
  • Fayyad Urges Arab Nations to Follow Up on 'Safety Net'

    12/17/2012 4:49:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad urged Arab League nations on Sunday to make good on $100 million a month in pledged "safety net" funds, warning that his government was facing a "dangerous" financial crisis. "I have nothing left to do but to urge our Arab brothers to activate this net, because until this point there has been no movement to deliver the $100 million," Fayyad told reporters at a briefing in his Ramallah office, according to AFP. "If this safety net is not activated quickly, I'll call for an emergency Arab summit to discuss financial situation because it's a...
  • Hawaii: Governor to Appoint Democrat to Serve Until 2014

    12/17/2012 4:47:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, will have a limited choice of successors to appoint to succeed the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. According to Hawaii election official, the governor will choose from a list of three candidates submitted to him by the state Democratic Party. The appointee will serve until November 2014, when a special election will be held to fill the final two years of Inouye’s current term.
  • Clinton tells lawmakers she is open to testifying on Benghazi in future (2017?)

    12/17/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Clinton tells lawmakers she is open to testifying on Benghazi in futureBy Julian Pecquet - 12/17/12 01:58 PM ET Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate foreign affairs panels on Monday to tell them she may testify in future on the Benghazi attack, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. Clinton was expected to testify at a hearing this Thursday but will be sending her two deputies, William Burns and Thomas Nides, after contracting a stomach virus and suffering a concussion during a fall last weekend. Thursday's hearing will be preceded by a closed-door...
  • Get Ready For the Costs and Chaos of Obamacare

    12/17/2012 4:36:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Byron York
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was widely mocked when she said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” At the time, March 2010, Pelosi's words accurately described the Democrats' just-get-it-done approach to passing a national health care bill. But now it turns out Pelosi was wrong. In fact, we have to implement Obamacare so that you can find out what is in it. Amid the other momentous events coming in 2013 -- bitter fights over federal spending, debt, entitlements and immigration -- the biggest story of the year, and of...
  • Turkish Archives Show Genocide Planning By Central Government: Scholar

    12/17/2012 4:35:33 PM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    aina.org ^ | 15DEC12 | Not Listed
    A capacity audience gathered to hear Prof. Taner Akçam speak about his most recent book, The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Arenian Mirror Spectator reports. Akçam is the only scholar of Turkish descent who chairs an Armenian studies department and one of only a handful of Armenian Genocide scholars researching in the Turkish archives. He has mined the archives extensively, with his latest book significantly contributing to the field. "At the risk of sounding immodest, this is a first...
  • Livni: Netanyahu Cuasing Great National Damage

    12/17/2012 4:35:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    Tzipi Livni responded...to the final approval of 1500 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo. "The Ramat Shlomo construction represents everything that is problematic in the Netanyahu government. Housing priority is given to Haredim under the guise of national interest which infuriates the world against us and puts Jerusalem under a magnifying glass and international questions. Great national damage."
  • Fundraising page to find Steven Crowder’s assailant has been ‘frozen’(Michigan union thug update)

    12/17/2012 4:31:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-17-2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Fundraising page to find Steven Crowder’s assailant has been ‘frozen’ Twitchy Staff-5:33 pm on December 17, 2012 Last week, Dana Loesch announced that a fundraising page had been set up to raise reward money for information about the union thug who assaulted Steven Crowder. Donors had pooled together over $7000. But this afternoon, Loesch revealed that the page has been taken down essentially without explanation... Loesch writes on her blog that Indiegogo, the fundraising platform, has flagged and “frozen” the campaign. So far, according to Loesch, no word on the reason for the freeze, nor has Indiegogo made clear whether...
  • McDonald’s Asks Franchisees To Celebrate Christmas By Staying Open On Dec. 25

    12/17/2012 4:31:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    In an attempt to continue bouncing back from an almost unheard-of dip in sales during October, the folks at McDonald’s have asked franchisees to not close down during the holidays this year. According to Ad Age, which obtained some leaked internal memos from Golden Arches HQ, the push to stay open regardless of what the calendar says began almost immediately after the company announced a 2.2% decline in sales for October. “Starting with Thanksgiving, ensure your restaurants are open throughout the holidays,” reads a memo sent on Nov. 8 by McDonald’s USA Chief Operating Officer to franchisees. “Our largest holiday...
  • Anti-gun activists hold protests in DC (Watch the Video)

    12/17/2012 4:30:57 PM PST · by lward99 · 25 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 12/13/12 | Bob Barnard
    "Arm the teachers! Arm the principals!" yelled one man from a second-floor window nearby. Larry Ward, who says he is a father of two young children and lives in Virginia, later came down to confront the protestors on the street. "This principal in the school tried to defend the children and was killed for it," Ward told us. "But if the principal tried to defend the children with a gun, perhaps (she) could have saved many lives."
  • Rock blasting set on drought-plagued Miss. River

    12/17/2012 4:28:12 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 17, 2012 | JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Barge operators along a key stretch of the Mississippi River braced Monday for months of restricted shipping as crews prepared to begin blasting large rock formations that are impeding navigation on the drought-plagued waterway. Contractors from Iowa and Ohio could begin drilling holes into the troublesome Mississippi River bedrock south of St. Louis and detonating explosives inserted inside as early as Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers said. They expect to remove enough rock to fill about 50 dump trucks, possibly more. The demolition of the massive formations near Thebes, Ill., coincides with an unusual move...
  • Conservatives complain Sandy bill includes millions in unrelated spending (loot for American Samoa?)

    12/17/2012 4:25:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/12 | Erik Wasson, Kevin Bogardus
    Conservatives complain Sandy bill includes millions in unrelated spendingBy Erik Wasson and Kevin Bogardus - 12/17/12 12:33 PM ET Conservative groups say the Senate’s $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy supplemental bill is loaded with millions of dollars in spending unrelated to damage from the devastating storm. The bill includes $2 million to fix museum roofs in Washington, D.C.; $100 million for Head Start centers; $348 million for damage to parks, including the Statue of Liberty’s island; and $4 million to repair the Kennedy Space Center and other launch sites. It also includes funding for commercial fisheries disasters for as far away...
  • Knesset Member Hanon: Israel Must “Bring Down” Hamas for Lasting Peace

    12/17/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:57 PM | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, declared in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV that Israel must ultimately “bring down the Hamas regime” to secure peace in the Middle East. “We know it’s temporary. We will have to take action,” Danon, a rising Israeli political star, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “It’s a matter of time until we do. But, unfortunately, when you have such forces, which are full of hatred and enticement, it’s only a matter of time until we will continue with the hatred again. And when you look at Gaza today, you don’t have any...
  • Harry Reid: All Options on the Table on Gun Control

    12/17/2012 4:12:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:27 PM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The U.S. Congress must examine what can be done to respond to the Connecticut school shooting, including possibly new legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday. Reid told the Senate he agreed with President Barack Obama that no one law could erase evil, but added “we need to accept the reality that we are not doing enough to protect our citizens.” The remarks were significant coming from Reid, a Democrat from Nevada who during Obama’s first term opposed reviving a ban on assault weapons. … “In the coming days and weeks we’ll engage in a meaningful conversation and...
  • Shortage of critical care paediatric beds,doctors warn

    12/17/2012 3:59:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | December 17,2012 | BBC
    The NHS is facing a shortage of beds to treat critically-ill children,doctors warn.The Paediatric Intensive Care Society and three other medical organisations say all 29 units in the UK are running close to capacity due to a surge in seasonal respiratory illness. The Department of Health is expected to release additional money to help hospitals with winter pressures.On Monday there were 10-20 unoccupied beds available.During the previous week, there were days when virtually all of the beds were full - although doctors stress no child came to any harm as a result.Services stretchedMedics say paediatric services are working hard to...
  • Stoney the horse back in action after incident with Charlie the dog

    12/17/2012 3:51:58 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 16, 2012 | Andrea Koskey
    Charlie the death row dog is the talk of the town, but the American Staffordshire terrier’s victim is mending his wounds and has finally returned to work after more than two months off. Stoney, the horse who was bitten by Charlie in August, is a retired thoroughbred. He joined the U.S. National Park Service mounted patrol four years ago in Washington, D.C., before transferring to San Francisco in May with his rider, Officer Eric Evans. Evans, who trained Stoney, has been a horse trainer for the Park Service for years. He’s been with the U.S. Park Police for 23 years...
  • Quentin Tarantino: Don't Blame Violent Movies for Newtown Shooting Tragedy

    12/17/2012 3:50:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/17/12 | Rebecca Macatee
    Don't blame Quentin Tarantino for Friday's tragic Newtown, Conn., shooting. The Django Unchained director is tired of having to defend his use of violence in film. "I just think, you know, there's violence in the world, tragedies happen, blame the playmakers," he said Saturday at a press junket, per the BBC. "It's a Western. Give me a break."
  • Conscience, Not Guns

    12/17/2012 3:48:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 18, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    From the moment Americans learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last Friday, the entire left — editorialists, columnists, broadcasters, politicians — used the occasion to promote one idea: gun control. For the left, the primary reason for just about all American gun murders is the availability of guns. I have no interest in debating gun control here. I only wish to ask the left one question: We have a massive system of drug control laws. Yet, the left is the first to argue that the war on drugs has been a failure. And whether or not one deems...
  • The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis

    12/17/2012 3:27:19 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-17-2012 | Mac Slavo - Daisy Luther
    The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis Daisy Luther December 17th, 2012 The Organic Prepper This article has been generously shared with our community by long-time contributor Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper. First of all, where is the headquarters of this “Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about? And where can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement, one deserving of capital letters. Who is the leader of this “movement”? I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately! The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of...