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  • Three Reasons Gun Control Isn't Going to Happen

    12/19/2012 3:31:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/19/12 | Mike Flynn
    In the immediate aftermath of Friday's terrible tragedy in Connecticut, there have been the predictable calls to enact new gun control legislation. The usual proponents of additional restrictions on guns have filled the airwaves with calls for immediate legislative action. Sen. Diane Feinstein has promised to introduce a new "assault weapons" ban on the first day of the new Congress next year. But, there are three very big reasons to believe that, for all the rhetoric, nothing will come of this new push for gun control. 1. Biden Gun Violence Task Force This afternoon, President Obama convened a press conference...
  • Will Russia Recover From Its Massive Underpopulation Problems? (Putin sez: HAVE 3!)

    12/19/2012 3:22:03 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 37 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 12/18/12 | Steven W. Mosher and Elizabeth Crnkovich
    What do you do when your country is dying, one coffin at a time? Well, if you are Russian President Vladimir Putin, you call upon Russian couples to be fruitful and multiply, and have at least three children. It is hard to exaggerate the demographic straits that Mother Russia finds itself in. According to the projections of the UN Population Division–we are speaking here of the so-called “low variant,” historically the most accurate–the Russian population will shrink by more than 30 million by mid-century if current trends continue. The population will age rapidly, from an average age of 37.9...
  • Weapon used in Mexico gunfight linked to Operation Fast and Furious

    12/19/2012 3:13:48 PM PST · by Smogger · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2012, 10:56 a.m. | By Richard A. Serrano
    <p>Two of the weapons involved in a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people, including two soldiers and a young beauty queen, have been traced back to the U.S. – one lost during the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation.</p>
  • Police: Man threatens to burn down St. Charles church, kill pastor

    12/19/2012 3:12:17 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 19 replies
    St, Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 12/19/12 | Susan Weich
    A 26-year-old man who allegedly threatened to burn down a church, kill its pastor and "fill the seas with Christian blood" is in custody at the county jail, facing a felony charge. (SNIP) According to police, Ficik phoned Marc Simka, pastor of Matthias' Lot Church, 2645 West Clay Boulevard, on Sunday and threatened to burn down the church and to "look the pastor in the eyes and tell him to pray to God right before he puts a bullet in his head." He further threatened Christianity and all of its followers, police said. He left a total of three threatening...
  • Boehner’s Burden (Let the Arm Twisting Begin)

    12/19/2012 3:08:13 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 21 replies
    The House will take up “Plan B,” Speaker Boehner’s fiscal-cliff proposal, on Thursday. It’s a critical vote for Republicans. If it passes, the Senate and the White House will be pressured to either support it or amend it, especially if the ongoing debt talks continue to stall. If it fails, Boehner’s negotiating power will be diminished. If he can’t sway his caucus on a simple measure to extend tax rates for those making less than $1 million, Democrats doubt he’d be able to whip a broader deal. Behind the scenes, Boehner is hustling to woo his increasingly uneasy colleagues. House...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term (flashback)

    12/19/2012 3:07:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    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." Read more: http://p.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/feb/10/nra-official-obama-wants-outlaw-guns-2nd-term/#ixzz2FXeCHBtR Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • At News Conference, Reporters Skip Past Gun Control and Face Instant Criticism

    12/19/2012 3:06:36 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The new York Times ^ | december19, 2012 | By BEN SISARIO
    His words, after five days of extensive news coverage and national debate, were intensely focused on gun violence. He addressed no other topics. Yet judging by the questions that followed his address, most of the members of the Washington press corps had other things on their minds. “I’d like to ask you about the other serious issue consuming this town right now, the fiscal cliff,” was the first question, from The Associated Press’s correspondent, Ben Feller. Mr. Obama answered. Then came the next question, again about the so-called “fiscal cliff”: “What is your next move?” Then: “You mentioned the $700,000,...
  • 'I am the devil': Former classmate reveals school gunman had 'online devil worshiping page' ...

    12/19/2012 3:01:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    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. Todd told The National Enquirer, something which he said was 'weird' and 'gave him the chills'. The FBI are trying to piece together his smashed up hard drive to see if his online footprint will reveal any motive for the killing,...
  • Japanese Pension Funds Seek Safety in Gold

    12/19/2012 2:59:23 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012, 4:11 a.m. ET | By KOSAKU NARIOKA
    A small number of pension funds in Japan have started to invest in gold for the first time. Japanese pension funds invest mainly in domestic stocks and bonds. Until recently, none have looked to gold or other physical assets. This strategy has produced meager returns at a time when bonds offer historically low yields and the stock market has stagnated. Worse yet, when crises have roiled the markets, big funds have seen red. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund lost 7.6% in the 2008 fiscal year, when the global financial crisis struck, and a less-painful 0.3% in the 2010 fiscal year,...
  • Lindisfarne To Sandy Hook: The Tragedy of Wishful Thinking

    12/19/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-19-12 | Richard F. Miniter
    I pull up in front of our town's little savings bank branch, drop out of the door and when my boots hit the pavement reach under my shirt and the remove the Smith & Wesson Model 28 .357 which I then put under the seat before locking the truck. "What are you doing Grandpa?" my granddaughter asks walking around from the other door. "Here's a word of advice cupcake. It's never a good idea to walk into a bank with a gun." I don't always carry it. It's a big piece of iron but it's the same gun I carried...
  • Boehner: Obama will be responsible for 'largest tax increase in American history'

    12/19/2012 2:55:09 PM PST · by yoe · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the House will pass his bill that would raise taxes on millionaires but extend tax cuts for everyone else, and said it's then up to President Obama to either accept that plan or be responsible for a tax increase on everyone. "The president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass our bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history," Mr. Boehner said as he briefly appeared before reporters to respond to Mr. Obama's press conference earlier in the...
  • Tragedy, Triumph, and Liberty

    12/19/2012 2:48:43 PM PST · by AustinPaul19
    The Band of Patriots ^ | 12/19/12 | Austin Paul
    At 9:30 in the morning on Friday December 14, 2012, the tranquility of a small town was shattered and every American grieved. At final count, twenty-eight people lay dead; including twenty children, six teachers, the shooter’s mother, and the shooter. The President broke down on national television and news of the looming fiscal cliff was suddenly pushed to the back burner. Americans want to know what drives someone to commit an atrocity such as this and how we can stop the next attack. Everyone wants answers. Finger pointing began almost immediately after news of the shooting broke. It needs to...
  • THE POST-NEWTOWN WITCH HUNT (Michelle Malkin)

    12/19/2012 2:48:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/19/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It’s just plain insane. Over the past week, I’ve witnessed a disturbing outbreak of off-the-rails hatred toward gun owners and Second Amendment groups. Whatever your views on guns, we can all agree: The Newtown gunman was a monster who slaughtered his own mother, five heroic...
  • House Dem: 'Turn in your guns' ( Sheila Jackson Lee)

    12/19/2012 2:47:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-19-12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. "I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns," Jackson Lee said on the House floor. "Oh no, I'm not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick's Sporting Goods did ... they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America."
  • Interview Steve Goreham- The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism

    12/19/2012 2:40:37 PM PST · by 1pitech · 1 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-16-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on The Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM interviews book author Steve Goreham on his new book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad, World of Climatism."
  • "Fiscal cliff" talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto

    12/19/2012 2:33:58 PM PST · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/19/2012 | Matt Spetalnick and Mark Felsenthal
    Talks to avoid a fiscal crisis appeared to stall on Wednesday as President Barack Obama accused Republicans of digging in their heels due to a personal grudge against him, while a top Republican called the president "irrational." As the clock ticks toward a year-end deadline, Obama and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, are trying to reach a deal to avert harsh tax hikes and spending cuts that could trigger a recession. Obama said he was puzzled over what was holding up the talks and told Republicans to stop worrying about scoring "a point against...
  • Piers Morgan: 'Of Course' I'm 'Gleeful Tragedy Happened'

    12/19/2012 2:31:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/12 | John Nolte
    This morning on Twitter, CNN's Piers Morgan answered "of course I am, you moron" when asked if he was "gleeful that a tragedy happened to help you push your cause." There's no doubt that the "tragedy" referenced is the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred last Friday, and that the "cause" is gun control: Over the past 24 hours, Morgan has become increasingly unhinged over his pet issue of American gun control. Last night, on his low-rated CNN show, Morgan lit into a guns right advocate, hysterically calling the man an "idiot" and "unbelievably stupid."
  • Take a deep breath… it’s going to be okay

    12/19/2012 2:26:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    GunsSaveLife ^ | 19 December, 2012 | na
    (Guns Save Life) – The news has come fast and furious these last few days and if you listen to the mainstream media, you would think the Armageddon is upon us. A couple of U.S. Senators who were formerly fair-weather pro-gun senators have come out saying it’s time for action on guns, stores stopping the sales of America’s favorite rifle, mainstream TV cancelling gun-related shows, politicians trying to make hay with gun bans and a constant drumbeat of doom and gloom aggressively fed and watered by gun grabbers who were formerly on the ropes. The tragic deaths of those children...
  • Information on how to contact your (CT) legislator about gun control(Media Bias Alert)

    12/19/2012 2:25:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Eyewitness News is providing viewers and readers a way to voice their opinions on national gun control policies by equipping them with information on how they can contact their senators and representatives. Adam Lanza had two pistols and a military-style rifle when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds killing 20 children and six adults. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation and said his administration would look at ways of reducing gun violence in the country. "This time, the words need to lead to action," Obama...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, December-19-2012

    12/19/2012 2:20:24 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 36 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
  • Blackberry’s odd list of forbidden passwords includes characters from Winnie the Pooh and more

    12/19/2012 2:17:15 PM PST · by null and void · 36 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 12/17/12 | JEFFREY BAUSCH
    List meant to protect clueless from using popular passwords but leaves many confused behind reasoning For a while now, Blackberry has had in place a list of 106 prohibited passwords that device owners cannot use when setting up their Blackberry ID account. For all of its intents and purposes, the list is supposed to be a good thing; after all, it’s meant to save the clueless from using easily hackable passwords like “123456” and “password”. What’s confusing, though, and this is why the list is making headlines now even though it’s been in place for a while, is that there...
  • House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law

    12/19/2012 2:16:40 PM PST · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    CBS ^ | Dec 6, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday. The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.” The only “no” vote was cast by Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who said in a statement that, “not only should we not eliminate the word “lunatic” from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving...
  • Charities for Higher Taxes

    12/19/2012 2:15:45 PM PST · by Edmunds mom · 3 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Scott Walter
    One wise donor has pointed out a devil’s bargain that too many advocates for charities are willing to make in their campaign to protect the charitable deduction. Kimberly O. Dennis, head of the Searle Freedom Trust skewers the illogic of groups like the Independent Sector, which explicitly endorse President Obama’s lust to raise taxes on the wealthy, even as they also plead to keep the charitable deduction untouched. If nonprofits knew what was good for them, they would be focusing less on preserving the charitable deduction and more on economic growth and wealth creation.
  • Hillary's Takes A Fall

    12/19/2012 2:12:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 20, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    Washington — Think back. Have we not experienced all this before, say in the 1990s? Since October, we have known the defense measures at our Benghazi diplomatic installation were inadequate. Then there was the controversy over whether the assault on our diplomatic compound was caused by a peaceful demonstration that went haywire. It turned out there was no peaceful demonstration, contrary to the State Department's early account. But that was lost in the next controversy over security at the installation. Officials from State appeared before Congress. Some testified there was sufficient security. Some said there was not sufficient security. Some...
  • Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change

    12/19/2012 2:04:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Matt Ridley
    Evidence points to a further rise of just 1°C by 2100. The net effect on the planet may actually be beneficial Forget the Doha climate jamboree that ended earlier this month. The theological discussions in Qatar of the arcana of climate treaties are irrelevant. By far the most important debate about climate change is taking place among scientists, on the issue of climate sensitivity: How much warming will a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide actually produce? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has to pronounce its answer to this question in its Fifth Assessment Report next year. The general public...
  • State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness

    12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack. Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton “developed a...
  • We’re Going to be in a New Recession-John Williams

    12/19/2012 1:58:51 PM PST · by Errant · 9 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Greg Hunter
    Economist John Williams thinks the economy is in worse shape than most people think. In 2013, Williams predicts, “As this goes forward, you’re going to see we’re going to be in a new recession.” The Federal Reserve announced last week it is now printing a total of $85 billion every month to reduce unemployment and stimulate the economy. Williams says, “That’s nonsense. . . . There’s nothing they can do to stimulate the economy.” Williams has long contended the Fed is really just using the weak economy to continue to prop up the banking system. Williams says, “If the Fed...
  • Before Proposing More Gun Control, Take a Conceal Carry Permit Class

    12/19/2012 1:52:33 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 4 replies
    4 Your Country . ^ | 12/19/12 | 4 Your Country
    If you are passionate about the need for gun control, I recommend you take a Conceal Carry course to understand the mind of honest gun owners. The President is still Polling the issue to determine how far he can go on gun control while keeping conservative democrats in his 2014 coalition. I await the results of the Chicago team's micro segmenting "borg" to understand the systematic calculus we now define as leadership......
  • Obama Comes After The Guns

    12/19/2012 1:52:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama took to the podium to declare his unsurprising support for new, poorly-calibrated gun laws. His logic was simple: a horrific massacre occurred in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary, and we must try something. Anything. Well, not anything -- the same tried-and-true liberal gun control measures that have failed time and again.-snip-Obama explained what he wouldn’t really try: anything having to do with mental health (even though shooter Adam Lanza clearly suffered from mental health issues, as did the Gabby Giffords, Virginia Tech, and Aurora, Colorado shooters); anything having to do with the entertainment industry’s emphasis on...
  • Tzipi Livni Still Supports the Disengagement

    12/19/2012 1:50:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    "It is a scar, and it's part of my responsibility, but I still think it was the right move," stated Tzipi Livni, referring to the disengagement from Gaza. In 2006 the government forcibly removal of almost 8,000 Jewish civilians from the areas of Gush Katif. Livni is head of the HaTenua Party, and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs. She made the comments during a tour of the Gush Etzion region in Judea. ..."the goal is to leave the maximum number of people in their homes but not all will remain."
  • Soledad O’Brien vs. John Lott

    12/19/2012 1:46:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    Yesterday morning, Soledad O’Brien had on her CNN show economist John Lott, of More Guns, Less Crime fame (also an NRO contributor). As I’ve discussed before on NRO, O’Brien has a habit of bringing on conservative guests and then spitting out Democratic talking points under the glib guise of a non-partisan moderator calling them to account on the facts.But her encounter with Lott, the video of which you can view below, is a new low: Rather than parroting liberal arguments (which typically involve at least a few facts) in order to confront Lott’s arguments, she merely relates her bewildered sentiments...
  • Sen. Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons

    12/19/2012 1:46:16 PM PST · by massmike · 48 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Robert Rizzuto
    Although he once said banning so-called assault weapons fell under the category of issues best left to the states, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told The Republican / MassLive.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he now supports federal action. Brown cited the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children, as the turning point in his stance on the issue. "What happened in Newtown where those children were subject to that level of violence is beyond my comprehension. As a state legislator in Massachusetts I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit....
  • Sir becomes Miss

    12/19/2012 1:46:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | December 2012
    A MALE primary school teacher stunned parents today after revealing he would return to classes after the Christmas holidays as a woman. Transsexual Nathan Upton, 32, will become Miss Lucy Meadows in the New Year following his sex change. Pupils at St Mary Magdalen’s Church of England school – motto: Reaching our potential together in Christ – have been informed about the schoolmaster’s “transition”. Parents said Nathan told children he had been “born with a girl’s brain in a boy’s body”.
  • ATF agent's personal weapon found at Mexican beauty queen cartel crime scene

    12/19/2012 1:42:22 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Mexican beauty queen Susana Flores Maria Gamez and four others died in a brutal gun battle between Sinaloa cartel members and the Mexican military in November. CBS News has learned that one weapon recovered from the area of the crime scene was originally purchased by federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was faulted by the Inspector General in Operation Fast and Furious. Gillett was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of ATF Phoenix when Fast and Furious started. The recovered weapon is a so-called FN Herstal pistol nicknamed a "cop-killer" because of its designation...
  • Off-duty deputy praised for taking down gunman at Mayan 14 theater

    12/19/2012 1:40:45 PM PST · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    KENS5News ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary Cooper
    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is calling one of their own a hero after deputies say she stopped what could have been a disastrous shooting inside a south-side movie theater lobby. Jesus Garcia, 19, was at the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 at SW Military and I-35 on Sunday night. According to San Antonio police, he was upset over a recent breakup with his girlfriend. According to both police and deputies, Garcia called into his girlfriend's work at The China Garden restaurant and said he was going to shoot somebody. The restaurant is located outside the theater. At 9:30 p.m., Garcia...
  • UN Chief Condemns Jerusalem Homes as "Dangerous"

    12/19/2012 1:39:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned Wednesday the decision to build hundreds of homes in Jerusalem. At a meeting of the UN Security Council, Ban said he was "concerned" about the construction plans... He called upon Israel to "avoid this dangerous path."
  • Jewish Shepherds Rescue Stolen Sheep from Armed Men

    12/19/2012 1:33:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    Jewish shepherds rescued a group of stolen sheep who were taken by armed men from the PA Authority regions. Levi Zohar told Arutz Sheva news that infiltrators had cut through the fences to the the Sde Bar youth farm in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. The sheep were discovered in a cave about 15 kilometers away guarded by two armed men. The farmers chased them away with rocks and retrieved the sheep. .....
  • Time For Federal Gun Regulation

    12/19/2012 1:33:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Peace Team ^ | December 19, 2012
    <p>Those who argue that the 2nd Amendment grants unlimited gun ownership rights must also recognize it is a federal constitutional amendment. And for those able to read and comprehend a COMPLETE sentence in the English language, it was never intended to operate outside of a "well regulated militia." We must therefore institute reasonable gun regulation at the federal level, not leave it solely up to states to turn their territories into shooting galleries, and feed deadly weapons of mass murder to buyers from states with more sane and responsible laws.</p>
  • Former NFL QB Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at a school where other teachers only saw problems

    12/19/2012 1:30:40 PM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/19/12 | Les Carpenter
    Before he left the Dallas Cowboys to come home again, Jon Kitna had one request of the two principals who run Lincoln High School: Give me your worst students. The other teachers told him to stop. This was last February and it was going to be hard enough to teach three algebra classes in the middle of a semester. He was two months gone from an NFL career that went for 16 years, after all. Yes, this was his old high school, the one where he was a star quarterback in the early 1990s, but didn’t the new football coach...
  • 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.