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  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards [school employees - not secret service]

    12/26/2012 12:51:40 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • The Unintended Consequences of Gun Control

    12/26/2012 12:38:40 PM PST · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2012 | Cameron Reddy
    In 1996, John Ross penned what has become a classic story of what might happen when the federal government oversteps its bounds and clamps down too hard on guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans. So chilling is the story, so graphic in its descriptions of how some Americans might fight back, that Mr. Ross and his wife were hounded and intimidated by federal authorities. Yet the title of his novel speaks loudly about what the gun-grabbers can expect when they legislate from emotion rather than fact. There, in Unintended Consequences, many of them lost their fictional lives. Here, in...
  • Esty Heads To School [Harvard] For New Members of Congress

    12/26/2012 12:35:31 PM PST · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | December 25, 2012 | DANIELA ALTIMARI
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — To prepare for her new job as Connecticut's newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Elizabeth Esty went back to Harvard. Along with 46 of her new colleagues, Esty spent four days earlier this month at the Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress, run by Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Esty, who is 53, graduated from Harvard in 1981. Since then, the Democrat from Cheshire has held many titles: law clerk, attorney, stay-at-home mom, PTA member, town councilor and state representative.
  • Report: GOP senators won’t confirm Kerry until Clinton testifies on Benghazi

    12/26/2012 12:31:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12./26/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes. Clinton backed out of testifying at a congressional hearing last week after fainting and suffering a concussion. She was the first cabinet-level...
  • 'MEET THE PRESS' Got Green Light For Magazine Demo

    12/26/2012 12:26:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/26/12 | TMZ
    An official from the D.C. police told a member of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that David Gregory COULD display a high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press" Sunday ... TMZ has learned.
  • Obamas on marriage and that picture

    12/26/2012 12:18:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/26/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "And then there's a lot of laughter," Michelle Obama added. The president said that everyone thinks his wife is the funny one, but, he said, "I'm funnier than people think." "I am," he insisted.
  • Shooting underscores threat to 'soft' targets

    12/26/2012 11:59:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | December 17, 2012 | F. Michael Maloof
    'Nothing short of armed teachers will protect children' At Sandy Hook Elementary, 26 people were killed, including 20 schoolchildren aged 6 and 7, by a lone 20-year-old assailant. Soft targets are far easier to attack than a “hard” target that may be under heavy guard. As a consequence, would-be perpetrators will go where it will be easier to make their violent statement for maximum effect, experts say. In addition to schools and shopping malls, other soft targets include high-profile businesses, hotels, casinos, transportation facilities, airports and venues where there may be large audiences, such as theaters. John Farnam, a nationally...
  • Targeting of Israel civilians violates war laws: HRW

    12/26/2012 11:57:34 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip "violated the laws of war" by firing rockets at populated areas in Israel during an eight-day flare up last month, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Citing Israeli army figures, HRW said that approximately "1,500 rockets were fired at Israel between November 14 and 21," of which "at least 800 struck Israel, including 60 that hit populated areas." These attacks "killed three Israeli civilians, wounded at least 38, several seriously, and destroyed civilian property," HRW said, noting that there were also rockets fired from Gaza "that fell short of their intended targets in Israel...
  • Rape & Child Sex Abuse Laws & Registering Sex Offenders Have Done Nothing to Stop Offenders

    12/26/2012 11:52:39 AM PST · by Stayfree · 8 replies
    Self | December 26, 2012 | Stayfree
    Banning any or all types of guns means that only criminals will have all the guns. Monumentally stupid idea!! Women with children who go off the deep end over gun control should have their big SUV's confiscated because big SUV's cause more accident injuries because of their size and weight. Tons of laws against rape, child molestation, etc. and we even have public lists of registered sex offenders. All of that and it has done nothing to stop sex offenders from repeating the crimes.
  • UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot at South Denby Avenue home(IN)

    12/26/2012 11:48:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    courierpress.com ^ | 24 December, 2012 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — A 79-year-old Evansville man shot and killed a 19-year-old who was attacking his granddaughter, Evansville Police said in a news release. Davon Obryant Gee was pronounced dead at a home in the 500 block of South Denby Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office. The name of man who shot and killed Gee has not been released by police because the man has not been charged with a crime, according to city police officials. Police said Gee got into an argument with a 17-year-old girl at the Denby Avenue home on Sunday evening. Gee...
  • It's Official: Dan Stevens ["Matthew Crowley"] ... (Spoiler Alert)

    12/26/2012 11:48:20 AM PST · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    TV Buzz Blog ^ | 26 December 2012 | Corey Levitan
    "SPOILER ALERT" - Matthew Crowley, Lady Mary's on-off love interest, is killed behind the wheel of his own car. The shock, according to British papers, has cast a thick pall over Boxing Day.
  • David Gregory will not host this Sunday's 'Meet The Press' (Last seen riding in a White Bronco?)

    12/26/2012 11:34:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    NBC's David Gregory, the subject of a now-popular police investigation, is on vacation and will not host this Sunday's edition of "Meet The Press."
  • Cops told NBC not to use gun clip

    12/26/2012 11:29:20 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 103 replies
    NBC was told by the Washington, D.C., police that it was “not permissible” to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air before Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” according to a statement Wednesday from the cops.
  • Israel approves another 1,200 settlement units around Jerusalem

    12/26/2012 11:21:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 25 December 2012 08.41 EST | Peter Beaumont
    Israel has given the green light for the fast-track development of a further 1,200 settlement units around Jerusalem. It brings the total number of new approvals to 5,500 in just over a week, the largest wave of proposed expansion in recent memory. The latest plan, which would see almost 1,000 new apartments built over Jerusalem’s green line in Gilo, comes as the Israeli media is reporting mounting pressure on the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to drop his commitment to a two-state solution from his platform for re-election in January. …
  • 3 accused of jumping on, killing man in Minneapolis

    12/26/2012 11:13:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 54 replies
    in forum ^ | 12-26-12 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS — Three people are accused of killing a man in Minneapolis by jumping on and beating him. The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/YGQzH1) police say that witnesses reported seeing three males taking turns jumping from a retaining wall onto Kerry Duane Scott's chest and abdomen “like a trampoline” on Nov. 17. Officers found Scott bleeding from the head and paramedics pronounced him dead.
  • Flashback: Michael Moore's Bodyguard Arrested on Airport Gun Charge

    12/26/2012 11:13:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/20/2005 | Fox News
    Filmmaker Michael Moore's bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York's JFK airport Wednesday night.
  • The Case Against Public Education ( Abolish it!)

    12/26/2012 11:03:12 AM PST · by wintertime · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2012 | By Daren Jonescu
    If public education is allowed to survive, all efforts to resuscitate the inert husk of modern civilization will fail. It is time to unravel the most wasteful and destructive entitlement program of all. . (snip) For years, reasonable and serious people have known that the educational establishment is at the root of the undoing of modernity and its natural political fruit, individual liberty. And for years, excepting a tiny, brave minority of parents and educators, most citizens have assumed that the problems of the education system, however grave, are to be resolved through legislative reforms, bureaucratic changes, or school board...
  • Congress, at Last Minute, Drops Requirement to Obtain Warrant to Monitor Email

    12/26/2012 10:58:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    allgov.com ^ | 26DEC12 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    The federal government will continue to access Americans’ emails without a warrant, after the U.S. Senate dropped a key amendment to legislation now headed to the White House for approval. Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment attached to the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act (which deals with publishing users’ Netflix information on Facebook pages) that would have required federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before monitoring email or other data stored remotely (i.e., the cloud). The Senate was set to approve the video privacy bill along with the email amendment, which would have applied to...
  • Police Investigate Report of Shooting on Rio Mills Rd (Charlottesville)

    12/26/2012 10:58:44 AM PST · by adamjeeps · 8 replies
    We are receiving reports of a shooting incident on Rio Mills Road in Albemarle County. Albemarle County police are on the scene. Details are limited at this time, here's what we have so far: People in the neighborhood reported hearing gunshots after police chased a car into the area. The shooting incident was first reported at 11:50 a.m. The area of the shooting incident is about halfway between the South Fork reservoir and the airport near the quarry on Rio Mills Road. Police have formed a perimeter around a house on Rio Mills Road and there are officers in the...
  • Roman Catholic Cleric, Celebrates Palestinian State - (12/24/2012)

    12/26/2012 10:53:39 AM PST · by haffast · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/24/2012 | DALIA NAMMARI
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Thousands of Christians from the world over packed Manger Square in Bethlehem Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born. For their Palestinian hosts, this holiday season was an especially joyous one, with the hardships of the Israeli occupation that so often clouded previous Christmas Eve celebrations eased by the United Nations' recent recognition of an independent state of Palestine. snip In his pre-Christmas homily, Twal said the road to actual freedom was still long, but this year's festivities were doubly joyful, celebrating "the birth of...