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  • Petition to withdraw from the Outer Space Treaty, claim the moon as American territory

    12/19/2012 1:30:07 PM PST · by Marcus · 17 replies
    White House 'We the People' Petition site ^ | December 19, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Withdrawing from the Outer Space Treaty and claiming the moon as sovereign American territory would allow the United States to sell land parcels and mineral rights on Earth’s nearest neighbor. The moon is filled with natural resources, including platinum, water (useful for creating rocket fuel and for sustaining space settlers) and helium 3, a substance that does not exist in nature on Earth that could be used to fuel limitless and clean fusion energy. The proceeds of selling pieces of the moon could be used to retire part of the national debt. The United States will need to defend its...
  • Biden 2008: If Obama ‘tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem’

    12/19/2012 1:20:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Biden 2008: If Obama ‘tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem’ December 19, 2012 | 11:56 am | Modified: December 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm Vice President Joe Biden is expected to lead the White House task force to examine more gun control legislation, but back in 2008 he did everything he could to convince voters that his running mate supported the Second Amendment. “I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said to voters during a campaign stop in Castlewood, Virginia on September 20. “Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re...
  • Charges Filed In Cheeseburger Rage Incident

    12/19/2012 1:18:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 19, 2012
    A Pennsylvania man has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct for his alleged rampage last month at McDonald’s, a meltdown reportedly triggered when his drive-thru order contained a hamburger with an unwanted piece of cheese.
  • Diary of a Sociopath

    12/19/2012 1:16:20 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 57 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 12/19/2012 | By Lazamataz
    Jan 18, 2013: I cannot take people any more. They are all so evil. I need to slaughter 100's of them. How shall I do it? Well, I could use gasoline, and block entrances to a building. I could concoct some form of poisonous gas and introduce it into a ventilation system. I could create an explosive and collapse a building. No, none of those ways are too good. I think I must use a firearm. Jan 18, 2013: I purchased my firearm. It looks very scary, and it is black. It is a rifle. Now to purchase hi-capacity magazines....
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits (PHOTOS)

    12/19/2012 1:07:11 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 19 December, 2012, | Yakov Andreev
    Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. ­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. ... The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, and the record cold temperatures are expected to linger for at least three more days. Thermometers in Siberia touched -50 degrees Celsius, which is also abnormal for...
  • Talk of New Gun Laws Spikes Firearm, Ammo Sales

    12/19/2012 1:05:56 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/19/12 | Rhett Morgan
    Among his customers Tuesday was the Rev. Steve Whitaker, president and CEO of the John 3:16 Mission in downtown Tulsa. "But my environment is much safer with the presence of firearms, whether it's in the hands of a security person or law enforcement or whether it's in the hands of a lawful gun carrier." Whitaker said having a firearm saved his life seven years ago. Leaving the Mission late one night, he stopped at a convenience store on North Cincinnati Avenue to gas up and fetched his gun from his vehicle after armed men threatened to kill him. The men,...
  • Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control

    12/19/2012 1:05:49 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The gun control debate, like all debates with the left, is reducible to the question of whether we are individuals who make our own decisions or a great squishy social mass that helplessly responds to stimuli. Do people kill with guns or does the availability of guns kill people? Do bad eating habits kill people or does the availability of junk food kill people? To the left these are distinctions without a difference. If a thing is available then it is the cause of the problem. The individual cannot be held accountable for shooting someone if there are guns for...
  • Robert Bork, known for contentious Supreme Court nomination, dies at 85

    12/19/2012 1:00:58 PM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/12 | by Bill Mears
    Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork died early Wednesday at his Virginia home, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 85. Perhaps best known for his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Bork was rejected for the post after a contentious confirmation battle led by left-leaning groups that opposed his conservative judicial philosophies. Bork had recently served as a senior legal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He was a solicitor general during the Nixon administration and first gained notoriety for carrying out the president's order to fire the special prosecutor...
  • Sales soar for kid-themed body armor backpacks

    12/19/2012 12:57:20 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    yahoo! news ^ | Dec. 19, 2012 | Claudine Zap
    sales of the backpacks designed to protect kids during a school shooting, have “gone through the roof.” Derek Williams, president of Amendment II, the Utah-based company that makes the packs along with lightweight body armor for military and police use, told the magazine, "I can't go into exact sales numbers, but basically we tripled our sales volume of backpacks that we typically do in a month—in one week."
  • Sandy Hook Spree Killer’s Mother Was About to Commit Son to A Mental Hospital

    12/19/2012 12:55:35 PM PST · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/19/12 | Robert Farago
    “The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility,” foxnews.com reports. A former U.S. Marine appears to be Fox’s primary source for the story. “From what I’ve been told, [spree killer Adam Lanza, above second row, second from the right] was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed,” Flashman told Fox. “Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he...
  • GM buys back stock; taxpayers may lose billions

    12/19/2012 12:54:28 PM PST · by John W · 13 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul A. Eisenstein
    General Motors will repurchase 200 million shares of its own stock currently held by the U.S. Treasury, with the White House announcing plans to sell off its remaining 300 million shares within the next 12 to 15 months. The automaker will pay $27.50 for the shares it will acquire, a 7.9% premium over the $25.49 closing price on December 18, 2012 – but that is also a sharp discount from the $33 price set during GM’s initial public offering in November 2010. And it means taxpayers will lose billions on the sale.
  • Sign the PETITION on the White House Website on BEHALF of Gun Owners

    12/19/2012 12:51:28 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 27 replies
    GUNS AMERICA | 12/19/12 | email alert
    Please sign this petition at: WHITE HOUSEHi Everyone, Good news! It looks like we will hit the 25,000 signatures needed on our Whitehouse.gov petition that will require President Obama or his staff to answer. Bad news! The anti-gun petition is being fueled by the mainstream media and is up over 160,000 signatures. It is a record for the petition system since it began. The second place petition is also anti-gun and currently has over 30,000 signatures. ~snip~
  • Classmate: Adam Lanza Had Webpage Dedicated to Satan

    12/19/2012 12:51:14 PM PST · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/12 | Jim Holt
    Murderer: Adam Lanza, killed himself after murdering more than two dozen others, including 20 school children. (Daily Mail) According to a former classmate of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook School shooter, had a webpage dedicated to Satan. The Daily Mail reported: The Sandy Hook gunman worshiped the devil and had an online page dedicated to Satan, a former classmate revealed, as his childhood barber recalls Adam Lanza never spoke and would stare at the floor every time he had his hair cut. Lanza’s worshiping page had the word ‘Devil’ written in red, Gothic-style letters against a black background, Trevor L....
  • O'Malley: Expect new gun restrictions to be proposed in Md.

    12/19/2012 12:49:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Maryland lawmakers likely will consider several bills aimed at tightening restrictions on gun sales and ownership as a result of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Martin O'Malley told reporters Tuesday. "And the likelihood is that there will be a bill from this administration," he added, though he said he was not sure what the specifics will be. Among the measures legislators probably will consider are bans on the sale of assault weapons and accompanying large magazines, ways to make sure that people suffering from mental illnesses do not have access to firearms, and improvements to safety policies at...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term (DTD FEB 10, 2012!!)

    12/19/2012 12:48:45 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." "All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his...
  • ‘Stunning developments’ in Reese case as father, son are led shackled in court

    12/19/2012 12:48:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 December, 2012 | David Codrea
    What started as a motion to release a former New Mexico gun dealer and his son from jail until their sentencing date for federal gun form convictions will turn into a request for a new trial, a source close to the case and courtroom observer of yesterday’s hearing in the United States District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., has informed Gun Rights Examiner. Another report, filed today by consistently informed and reliable chroniclers of the case, documents due process violations via information withheld from the defense, and reveals a key government witness against the family is himself under investigation. Rick...
  • Let's confront mental health crisis and save lives

    12/19/2012 12:46:29 PM PST · by Jean S · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/18/12 | Meg Kissinger
    I wish you could listen to my voice mail and read the emails I receive about stories I've written over the past 30 years on people with severe mental illness. If you could, I'm sure you would agree: We do an awful job of identifying people who are dangerous and getting help for them. The massacre last Friday of 27 people in Connecticut, including 20 first-graders, exposes that in the most heartbreaking way. It's one of our nation's greatest shames. You can hear the panic in the voices of the people who call me to say they are trying to...
  • President Obama Calls for Assault Weapons and High Cap Mag Bans, Background Checks for Private Sales

    12/19/2012 12:43:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/19/12 | Robert Farago
    At a press conference this afternoon, President Obama called for an assault weapons ban (AWB), limits on ammunition magazine capacity and background checks for all private firearms sales. He urged Congress to “hold votes on these measures next year.” “I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to an individual right to bear arms,” the President assured Americans. But, he insisted, the majority of law-abiding gun owners agree that it’s a good idea to remove the public’s access to “weapons of war.” The President assured Americans that the new, VP-led task force’s “concrete proposals” won’t be long in coming...
  • Ryan Backs Plan B (Paul Ryan supports the cave, as usual)

    12/19/2012 12:42:40 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 16 replies
    Here’s the latest from Conor Sweeney, Ryan’s spokesman: “Chairman Ryan will continue to work to protect as many Americans as possible from tax hikes. Chairman Ryan believes that Speaker Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ meets that criteria.”
  • Study: Texas leads nation in unconventional oil and gas jobs

    12/19/2012 12:41:47 PM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Harry R. Weber
    Texas accounts for almost half the nearly 1.3 million industry jobs associated with unconventional oil and gas production in the 16 producing states this year, according to a new study. Some 576,000 Texans were in jobs linked to unconventional oil and gas in 2012, and that is expected to rise to almost 930,000 by the end of the decade, the IHS Global Insight study released Wednesday says. Oil shales, oil sands, gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquids are examples of unconventional oil and gas resources. The resources are often extracted using techniques other than traditional ones like wells. There are big economic impacts...