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  • Salazar announces Alaska Petroleum Reserve plan

    12/19/2012 6:37:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 12/19/12 | DAN JOLING — Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Interior Department's plan for managing a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska's North Slope calls for a roughly 50-50 split between conservation and oil development plus accommodation for a pipeline that could carry offshore Arctic Ocean oil to the trans-Alaska pipeline. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced that the plan will allow for development of nearly 12 million acres within the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an area roughly the size of Indiana. Salazar said in his announcement that the plan will guide the transition from leasing and exploration to responsible production and transport of the...
  • South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act

    12/19/2012 6:11:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Spartanburg Tea Party ^ | 11 December 2012
    Here is the raw text copied in from Bill Chumley’s “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act” that was prefiled today. I know there will be a bill # attached, I just don’t have it now. I’m going to put up a few posts about this today. We’ll need your help as we move forward. Please read, study, and ask questions about this bill so you can give a quick explanation of it, and why our legislators need to now only vote for it but ADVOCATE for it and CO-SPONSOR it. There will be a companion bill in the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 20 December 2012

    12/19/2012 6:02:47 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SUNSET TAPS Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Shelby Tucci plays Taps during a sunset ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2012. The Utah was sunk during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Tucci is assigned to the Pacific Fleet Band. U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. HONORED...
  • Israel approves new settlement between Jerusalem and Bethlehem

    12/19/2012 6:02:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 December 2012 | Harriet Sherwood
    Israel's spate of settlement expansion around Jerusalem has increased again with the approval of 2,612 homes in a move likely to further inflame international criticism of Binyamin Netanyahu's government. Givat Hamatos, across the pre-1967 Green Line between southern Jerusalem and Bethlehem, will be the first new discrete settlement created since 1997. Critics say it will become part of a chain of settlements in the area, further impeding access between the two biblical cities. European diplomats in Jerusalem have warned that the construction of Givat Hamatos is a "game-changer" which could destroy the chance of a viable Palestinian state with East...
  • Carry weapon question. Looking for a CC with the following....

    12/19/2012 6:00:17 PM PST · by jdsteel · 90 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 12/19/12 | jdsteel
    I'm interested in a 9mm or slightly smaller quality handgun that has a stock laser pointer. Comfortable carry and the laser are equally important.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-19-12

    12/19/2012 6:00:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-19-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • NRA NEWS RELEASE

    12/19/2012 5:59:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    NRA ^ | December 18, 2012
    NRA STATEMENT The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on...
  • Obama chooses gun control fight

    12/19/2012 5:57:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 December 2012 | Mark Mardell
    President Obama has, whether by design or not, chosen a fight on one of the issues that will define how we look back on his presidency. The obscene massacre in Newtown shocked the nation. Yesterday, at lunchtime, I heard a man outside one of the shrines in the centre of town saying that he hadn't felt like this since 9/11. This is not a pivotal moment on that scale, but it could be important nonetheless. The president said he hoped memories were not so short that the shock of the killings had faded in a month's time when he expects...
  • Drogheda man killed fighting regime in Syria

    12/19/2012 5:56:03 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 20 Dec 2012 | MARY FITZGERALD
    A 22-year-old man from Drogheda who earlier this year joined rebels battling to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been killed by regime forces in the northern province of Idlib. Hudhaifa ElSayed was shot dead on Tuesday during a skirmish between rebels and forces loyal to Assad. Syrian state media reported he had been killed but the exact circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. He was one of an estimated 10-20 men from Ireland who have joined the Syrian uprising as rebels. Mr ElSayed was born in Egypt but his family moved to Ireland when he was a young boy...
  • Newtown shootings: US guns in numbers

    12/19/2012 5:46:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 December 2012
    President Barack Obama has implied that he will look at the issue of gun control after 20 children and seven women were killed by lone gunman Adam Lanza on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution protects the right of citizens "to keep and bear arms". However, restrictions on gun ownership vary by state. Figures from the United Nations show the US sitting fifth in the world in terms of people murdered by a firearm, with 9,960 such homicides in 2010. But in part this is because of its large population: the US falls to 26th,...
  • Sandy Hook shooting reignites debate over violent video games

    12/19/2012 5:43:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 December 2012 | Helen Pow
    The Sandy Hook school shooting has reignited the debate around violent video games, with even some of the games' designers claiming the 'ultraviolence has to stop.' Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, was reportedly 'obsessed' with military shooters' game Call of Duty - which features assault weapons similar to the Bushmaster AR-15, one of three guns he used to slaughter his mother, Nancy, and 26 innocent children and school staff on Friday. But even before the latest massacre, gamers were beginning to voice concerns that modern offerings were 'fetishizing violence' and that they would 'ultimately cause (the country) trouble.' At this year's...
  • Professor Blames Mass Shootings on ‘White Male Privilege’

    12/19/2012 5:43:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/12
    <p>Some opinions only get attention because they come from people with advanced degrees who make their living on the taxpayer dime. That’s certainly the case for Hugo Schwyzer, a history and gender studies professor at Pasadena City College.</p> <p>He has a history of blaming white men for most of the mass killings that take place in the United States. Friday’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut gave him a great opportunity to spout his nonsense once again.</p>
  • US immunity to ISI in 26/11 case riles India

    12/19/2012 5:41:00 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | TNN
    New Delhi: India is unhappy with the US' decision to give immunity to Pakistani spy agency, ISI, in a civil case by families of the Americans who were killed in the 26/11 attacks. In a statement, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) rebuked the US state department, saying, "For India, it remains of vital importance that justice is done and that those who organized and perpetrated this horrible crime be brought to justice, irrespective of the jurisdiction under which they may reside or be operating. It cannot be that any organization, state or non-state, that sponsors terrorism enjoys immunity. "From...
  • Adam Lanza’s weapons (Barf alert!)

    12/19/2012 5:39:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Meathead Editorial
    <p>Has technology rendered the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution obsolete?</p> <p>That is, has the application of modern military design to civilian firearms produced a class of weapons too dangerous to be in general circulation?</p> <p>We say: Yes.</p> <p>Adam Lanza broke into the Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday morning armed with a “sporting” version of the US military’s principal assault weapon, plus two equally deadly handguns.</p>
  • Banks Seek a Shield in Mortgage Rules

    As regulators complete new mortgage rules, banks are about to get a significant advantage: protection against homeowner lawsuits. The rules are meant to help bolster the housing market. By shielding banks from potential litigation, policy makers contend that the industry will have a powerful incentive to make higher quality home loans. But some banking and housing specialists worry that borrowers are losing a critical safeguard. Industries rarely get broad protection from consumer lawsuits, and banks would seem unlikely candidates given the range of abuses revealed during the housing bust. “A lot of bad things are done in the name of...
  • Looming Threats No Match for Partisan Politics

    12/19/2012 5:34:25 PM PST · by whitedog57
    Fox Business ^ | 12/19/2012 | Dunstan Prial
    Sixteen months ago, partisan politics allowed the once-unthinkable to happen -- Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating after repeated warnings that the unprecedented move was forthcoming if elected officials didn't get their act together. They didn't. Apparently no looming threat is big enough or frightening enough to break the partisan logjam that seems to fuel the Washington, D.C., political cycle. The consensus among non-partisan observers is that this latest round of political theater will almost certainly result in another Band-Aid, a temporary fix that will stave off the worst of the potential economic fallout while providing maximum political...
  • “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” at State led to Benghazi deaths

    12/19/2012 5:22:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on December 19, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Independent report: “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” at State led to Benghazi deaths Congress now has the Accountability Review Board report on the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including the first US Ambassador murdered in 33 years, and it’s easy to see why the State Department contemplated keeping it under wraps.  The ARB rips the State Department from the top down all the way to the late Ambassador Chris Stevens — and unequivocally states that there never was a protest in front of the consulate, as the Obama Administration insisted for more than a...
  • Dec 14-16, 2012 Weekend Box Office [Lincoln vs Hyde Park on Hudson]

    12/19/2012 4:57:53 PM PST · by Bender2 · 4 replies
    Box Office Mojo Dec 14-16, 2012 Weekend Box Office [snip] #3 Lincoln $7,033,132 [snip] #17 Hyde Park on Hudson $292,796
  • GOP Consultants Seek to Regain Control (From Tea Party, Conservatives)

    12/19/2012 4:56:58 PM PST · by kristinn · 73 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    The internal battle for the direction of the Republican Party has enveloped Washington’s GOP consultant class, as pragmatic party strategists hired to win campaigns ponder how to reclaim control of the primary process from powerful conservative activist groups. This developing conflict comes in the aftermath of consecutive election cycles that saw Republicans blow as many as five Senate races because the party nominated flawed candidates over those who were better suited to compete in the general election. Some of these losing 2010 and 2012 nominees received crucial support from Washington-based tea party groups that made their primary campaigns viable. GOP...
  • WE KNOW HOW TO STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS (ANN COULTER)

    12/19/2012 4:41:19 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 62 replies
    Ann Coulter Website ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre. Luckily, some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale, conducted a massive study of multiple victim public shootings in the United States between 1977 and 1995 to see how various legal changes affected their frequency and death toll. Landes and Lott examined many of the very policies being proposed right now...
  • Legislators must hear from us NOW! (VCDL picks up the gauntlet!)

    12/19/2012 4:25:04 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 8 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ALERT ^ | 12-19-12 | Phillip Van Cleave
    We need to contact our Senators and Congressmen NOW and tell them that we do not want ANY more gun control! No ifs, ands, or buts. We don't know what the NRA is going to do and we don't want to gamble on it. DO THIS NOW! Understand this: any vote in support of gun control, including bans on guns and magazines, whether the bill passes or fails, will be a vote that VCDL and its members will NOT forget and NOT forgive at election time. This is Virginia, the Cradle of Liberty, and we will NOT accept our rights...
  • Clinton accused of faking illness to avoid Benghazi testimony

    12/19/2012 4:11:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul Richter
    <p>The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p>
  • Krauthammer: Obama Using Massacre "Combination Of Self-Righteousness And Narcissism" (video)

    12/19/2012 4:01:17 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 19, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the president invoking the massacre of children to essential say the Republicans need to accept his terms of surrender in the negotiations is not just a non-sequitur, I think it's sacrilege. And it's of a piece with the whole tone of his news conference and this is the way he conducts them generally, which is he is excessively self-righteous. He talks about the other side of being unprincipled, not interested in the national interest, slaves of ideology which he says makes no sense. And as you mention, invested in opposing him to the point they are...
  • How Business Tackled Mass Shooters

    12/19/2012 3:54:43 PM PST · by billorites · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2012 | Holman Jenkins
    Dean Martin was once pulled over on a Los Angeles freeway and found to have an unregistered pistol. A reporter asked if the singer thought everyone should be allowed to carry a gun. "No, just me," he answered, stating most people's ideal of gun control. This column got interested in the mass shooter puzzle years ago because so many shootings at the time were happening in workplaces. The perpetrators were generally old enough to have accumulated a record and to have exposed their personalities to plenty of observant parties. The red flags were numerous enough that, even allowing for hindsight...
  • ABC News: ‘Unlikely’ Assault Weapons Ban Would Have Stopped Sandy Hook

    12/19/2012 3:45:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/19/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, ABC News finally reported the blindingly obvious fact that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s beloved assault weapons ban – a piece of legislation now favored by President Obama – would not have prevented the Sandy Hook shootings. Here’s what they said: Could a Ban Have Prevented the Connecticut Shootings? It's impossible to say for sure, but it seems unlikely that if the law were still in place, as it was written, it could have done much to prevent Friday's tragedy. Lanza's primary weapon, the Bushmaster .223 rifle, is a type of AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, certain models of which were prohibited from...
  • Three Top State Department Officials Resign Over Benghazi

    12/19/2012 3:41:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Three top officials in the State Department resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing report which slammed "systemic failures" and "management deficiencies" in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Assistant Secretary Eric Boswell, head of the bureau of diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs, have stepped down, CNN and CBS television said, citing unnamed department officials. Lamb, who was Boswell’s deputy in charge of international programs, denied requests from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli for an extension of temporary security...
  • 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...