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  • Two Men Arrested in Beating and Robbery of 90-Year-Old Man

    12/26/2012 5:03:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Mon 8:23 PM, Dec 24, 2012 | Andrew Colegrove, Bill Murray
    WELLSTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of a 90-year-old man inside his coin shop business early this month. Larry Hart Jr. of Athens County was charged with aggravated robbery, and Dale Canter of Hamden, Ohio, is awaiting formal charges. John Queen, the business owner, suffered serious head injuries in the incident after he was struck with a crowbar. About $12,000 was taken from his business. Queen was transferred to a Columbus hospital before being released days later. “We have all kinds of crimes in Wellston; we don't normally have...
  • Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Picked to Replace Late Sen. Daniel Inouye

    12/26/2012 4:56:50 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 26, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced tonight Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as the U.S. senator from Hawaii -- not Sen. Inouye's first choice. On the day he died, the late senator wrote a letter to Abercrombie asking that he pick Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, to replace him. Hanabusa made it to the final round of consideration, but she did not win the nomination. "The charge of the central committee was to take all points of view into account, from Sen. Inouye and from the rank and file -- the Democratic grass roots," Abercrombie said...
  • Ex-Nazi Guard, Facing Deportation, Dies

    12/26/2012 4:55:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 26, 2012
    Anton Geiser, a former Nazi concentration camp guard who fought deportation after settling in Pennsylvania, has died, his lawyer said. He was 88. Geiser, a retired mill worker with three American-born children, was an armed guard for the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp, federal prosecutors said. Geiser, who was originally born in Croatia but settled in Sharon, Pa., after the war, said he was forced into service by the Nazis as a teenager and never participated in the systematic slaughter of Jews and other prisoners inside the camp. Federal prosecutors disagreed and were seeking his deportation to face a...
  • Russia's Kalashnikov in Intensive Care: Reports

    12/26/2012 4:49:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | Dmitry Zaks
    Russia's legendary rifle-designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was recovering in stable condition in intensive care Tuesday after being hospitalised with general fatigue, reports said. An aide to the 93-year-old father of the AK-47 said Kalashnikov had been having heart problems and feeling poorly since March. "When I visited him at home last week, he told me that nothing seemed to hurt, but that he simply had no strength left," assistant Nikolai Shklyayev told the RIA Novosti news agency.
  • Blogger's Interactive Map of Employees of Paper Which Published Names etc of Pistol Permit Holders

    12/26/2012 4:34:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    In response to Gannett's Jounal News headquartered in White Plains, New York publishing an interactive map containing the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties (previous related posts are here and here), blogger Robert Cox at (HT Instapundit) has produced an interactive map at a post entitled "Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?" It contains names, addresses, and various forms of Internet presence. Some of his narrative follows the jump: Read more:
  • Iran, Hizballah Setting Up 'Terror Squads' To Perpetuate Syrian War Post Assad

    12/26/2012 4:22:30 PM PST · by drewh · 4 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | December 25, 2012, 10:55 PM
    Tehran is developing its own plans for continuing the Syrian war and maintaining its grip on the country – even as Washington and Russia press on with secret discussions on the fate of Syrian president Bashar Assad, backed by UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s mediation efforts in Damascus. Tuesday, Dec. 25, the envoy said after meeting Assad that he would stay on for another six days in the hope of persuading the parties to end their bloody hostilities. At the same time, Iran is putting its military and intelligence assets in place ready for the day after Assad’s departure. In...
  • Rep. Hall becomes oldest member to serve in House

    12/26/2012 4:17:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) became the oldest lawmaker to ever serve in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Hall, 89, beat out Rep. Charles Manly Stedman (D-N.C.), the previous record holder, who was 89 years, 7 months and 25 days old in Sept. 1930 when he died. all was elected to his 17th term in Congress in November. Hall recently said he might even run for reelection again. "I’m just an old guy — lived pretty clean," Hall said according to The Associated Press. “I have no ailments. I don’t hurt anywhere. I may run again. I’ll just wait and...
  • No Accountability For Americans Murdered In Benghazi

    12/26/2012 4:10:34 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 28, 2012
    Accountability: As with Fast and Furious, the designated scapegoats for the deaths of Americans at the hands of administration bungling will merely be switching desks. Only the maker of that irrelevant video is in jail. Reports of the resignation of four State Department officials after the Accountability Review Board's (ARB) review of State Department actions before during and after the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may have been greatly exaggerated. Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, has not resigned from the department, as a State Department spokeswoman indicated Dec. 19. Boswell is instead...
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    12/26/2012 4:08:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.</p> <p>Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever."</p>
  • UK: Equal Marriage is "fundamentally flawed" says new in-depth study

    12/26/2012 4:07:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 12-12-12 | Chris Sugden
    The concept of 'equal marriage' is fundamentally flawed as it presupposes a questionable notion of 'equality' and ignores the essential and defining components of conventional marriage. Gay marriage falsely judges parenting roles as interchangeable. Same sex marriage wrongly assumes that the benefits of marriage are automatically transferable to same-sex couples who 'enter' the same institution. There is no evidence that same-sex couples will benefit from the 'commitment device' invoked by marriage. Gay marriage introduces a disturbing, unproven and socially risky new norm into society, that children do not need both a mother and father for optimal development, when all the...
  • U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal

    12/26/2012 4:06:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal By Mark Felsenthal | Reuters – 58 mins ago HONOLULU (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama cut short a Christmas vacation to resume talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of automatic year-end tax hikes and spending cuts, the White House on Wednesday called on congressional Republicans not to stand in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress. "It's up to the Senate Minority Leader not to block a vote, and it's up the House Republican leader, the Speaker of the House ... to allow a vote," a senior...
  • MN Social Studies Curriculum Emphasizes American 'Racism,' Removes 'Patriotism'

    12/26/2012 3:48:54 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2012
    Last Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Education held public hearings to approve its new social studies education curriculum that leaves out "patriotism" as a civic virtue and teaches that America's rise as a global power from its agrarian roots led to "institutionalized racism." History Standard 20 for the period 1870–1920, in the new social studies/history standards, says: “The student will understand that as the United States shifted from its agrarian roots into an industrial and global power, the rise of big business, urbanization, and immigration led to institutionalized racism, ethnic and class conflict, and new efforts at reform.” John Fonte,...
  • Obamacare Could Double Health Care Premiums: Aetna CEO

    12/26/2012 3:15:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/26/12 | Justin Menza
    To provide all Americans with health insurance, premiums will have to rise to pay for it, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Wednesday. "If we're going to insure all Americans, which is a worthy and appropriate cause, then somebody has to pay for it," Bertolini said of the expected premium increases under Obamacare. Bertolini said that insurance premiums could double in some places just on the basis of what types of policies people buy today. He also said that when Obamacare is fully implemented, it won't start the way people had hoped and it won't be cheaper.
  • Could Pittsburgh Be The Next Paris? (gag)

    12/26/2012 3:15:00 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 62 replies
    KDKA - Pittsburgh ^ | 12/26/2012
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Paris — the city of lights and love, and a destination for millions of tourists — could that be the future Pittsburgh with some sensible, healthy-focused city planning? “Pittsburgh has wonderful parks, and you also have that wonderful next to the river walking pathway,” says Dr. Richard Jackson, a physician and urban designer. Jackson, who teaches at UCLA, says Paris is a good example of a healthy city that Pittsburgh could become.

    12/26/2012 3:11:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/16/2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Backers of laws that let pretty much all law-abiding carry concealed guns in public places often argue that these laws will sometimes enable people to stop mass shootings.Opponents occasionally ask: If that’s so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such shootings? Sometimes, I hear people asking if even one such example can be found, or saying that they haven’t heard even one such example.Naturally, such examples will be rare, partly because mass shootings are rare, partly because many mass shootings happen in supposedly “gun-free” zones (such as schools, universities, or private property posted with a...
  • Source: Reid looking for votes on fiscal cliff package

    12/26/2012 3:01:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/26/12 | Dana Bash
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in conjunction with the White House, is working to see if the scaled back fiscal cliff package President Barack Obama laid out last week can get through Congress before December 31st. Reid has made clear in private conversations he does not want to bring any bill to the Senate floor unless he is sure it will pass both the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican-held House. -snip- It is still an open question, however, whether the vote threshold in the Senate would be a majority, or whether it would be 60 votes. That will depend on...
  • The Shariah Threat to America

    12/26/2012 2:51:22 PM PST · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Dec 12 | Fred Grandy
    There is a great deal of misinformation circulating with regard to shariah and the threat it poses to America and western civilization. Some misinformed observers and members of the Muslim Brotherhood liken concerns over shariah to prejudice and bigotry, but the facts say otherwise. Terrorism experts in the law enforcement, military and intelligence communities have cited shariah as the jihadists’ enemy threat doctrine in an intensive study called “Shariah: The Threat to America,” a scholarly, 352-page book based on authoritative sources of shariah, or Islamic law. While shariah does include “prayer and fasting” and “worship” as Thomas cites, it is...
  • U.S. to Hit Debt Limit Monday [Merry Cliffmas]

    12/26/2012 2:35:48 PM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies ^ | 12/26/2012 | Reuters
    The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday announced the first in a possible series of emergency steps to push back the day when the government will exceed its legal borrowing authority as imposed by the U.S. Congress. The Treasury said on Dec. 28 it would suspend issuance of State and Local Government Series securities, known as "slugs", which are special low-interest Treasury securities offered to state and local governments to temporarily invest proceeds from municipal bond sales. Slugs, which count against the debt limit, have been suspended several times over the last 20 years to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. The Treasury...
  • “THE [not] MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, December-26-2012

    12/26/2012 2:26:11 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 54 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • The Islamization of Germany in 2012

    12/26/2012 2:19:23 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 24, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    Opinion polls consistently show that growing numbers of ordinary German citizens are worried about the consequences of decades of multicultural policies, as well the emergence of a parallel legal system based on Islamic Sharia law. Post-Christian Europe became noticeably more Islamized during 2012.As the rapidly growing Muslim population makes its presence felt in towns and cities across the continent, Islam is transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago.Some of the more notable Islam-related controversies during 2012 occurred in Germany, where the Muslim population has jumped from around 50,000 in the early 1980s...
  • Caption Barry

    12/26/2012 2:18:28 PM PST · by crosshairs · 59 replies
  • Terrorists – coming to a school near you

    12/26/2012 2:05:47 PM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | April 02, 2007 | Unattributed
    Police ill-equipped to defend against an American Beslan Authorities fear the school massacre that shook Russia a few years ago may be a dress rehearsal for what al-Qaida plans to do in America – only on a grander scale, launching multiple school attacks simultaneously across the country. In 2004, Chechen terrorists associated with al-Qaida seized a school building in Beslan, Russia, and slaughtered 338, including 172 children. Three years later, schools and local police in this country are still unprepared to deal with such an assault, experts warn. Most don’t have response plans for handling a single active shooter, let...
  • Earliest Known Audio Recording of Christmas Found and Digitized

    12/26/2012 2:03:44 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    geekosystem ^ | December 23, 2012 | Glen Tickle
    Recently discovered wax cylinders have been shown to contain what could be the earliest audio recordings of Christmas in the world. The Museum of London discovered 24 wax cylinders dating back to 1902 that contain a British family’s home phonograph recordings taken at Christmas. The recordings are considered incredibly rare because wax cylinders are fragile. They are made of wax after all, and as such they don’t store very well. Finding them over one hundred years later in playable condition is a Christmas miracle of science.The recordings were made by the Wall family of New Southgate and Friern Barnet in...
  • John Kerry: ‘Perfect choice’ for whom?

    12/26/2012 1:57:58 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-2012 | ABRAHAM KATSMAN - OP/ED
    December 26, 2012 John Kerry: ‘Perfect choice’ for whom? By ABRAHAM KATSMAN Kerry is no Hagelian bigot. But he is a morally-preening, self-righteous mediocrity, unpopular even among his colleagues. US President Barack Obama’s potential cabinet appointment of Chuck Hagel, a former senator who has, to put it mildly, issues with the State of Israel and America’s “Jewish lobby” (his words), is foundering against appropriate outrage. But the president made an equally important announcement this week: Obama will nominate Sen. John Kerry, his “perfect choice,” to be secretary of state. Kerry’s nomination will sail thorough confirmation by his fellow senators. And...
  • NRA Chief Under Fire After Pointing to Israel as Model on Guns

    12/26/2012 1:20:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre has come under fire for using the state of Israel as an example of how to avert school shootings, saying the country should be emulated in its policies of having armed guards in every school. LaPierre has been speaking publicly in an attempt to deflect blame away from gun control following the Newtown school massacre, which resulted in the death of 20 young children and seven adults. “Israel had a whole lot of school shootings, until they did one thing. They said we’re going to stop it and they...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( 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 ^ | 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...
  • Michael Moore: ‘Calm Down, White People, and Put Away Your Guns’

    12/26/2012 10:47:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 67 replies
    Documentary-maker and liberal activist Michael Moore said the reason for mass shootings in the United States is largely due to fear and racism, and on Christmas Eve he pleaded, “calm down, white people, and put away your guns.”
  • GCHQ dismisses claims D-Day pigeon riddle has been cracked [UK]

    12/26/2012 10:44:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11:07AM GMT 26 Dec 2012 | By Steven Swinford
    The intelligence agency GCHQ has dismissed claims that a coded message from the Second World War found tied to the remains of a pigeon in a chimney has been cracked. A team of Canadian researchers claimed earlier this month that the code contained details of German tank movements which had been sent by a British soldier. However, Michael Smith, a trustee of Bletchley Park, said the claims were "nonsense". He said the Canadian academics had used a World War 1 code from the First World War as the basis of their research. He said: "The idea that a World War...
  • David Gregory, Piers Morgan Under Assault Over Guns

    12/26/2012 10:40:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Daily Download ^ | 12/26/2012 | Howard Kurtz
    I seriously doubt that he’s going to jail. But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws. Was the moderator of Meet the Press caught on tape, armed and dangerous, liberating a few Slurpees from a 7-Eleven? No, he waved a high-capacity ammunition clip on the air while interviewing Wayne LaPierre, asking it shouldn’t be banned. Was it a stunt? Yep, and an eye-catching one. Was Gregory being aggressive with the NRA chief, or seeming to push gun control in a confrontational interview? All that is up for debate....
  • Charts of the day: Gun violence in America declining over last 20 years

    12/26/2012 10:38:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I'll apologize in advance for not recalling who sent me the links to the National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics, both official government sites for crime-related data. Both have information which should be considered in the rush to legislate after the horrific mass murder in Newtown. The NIJ, using data from the BJS, charts the use of various weapons types in homicides over a 30-year period --- and clearly, the use of guns had a peak, but it dissipated almost 20 years ago: Homicides committed with firearms peaked in 1993 at 17,075, after which the figure steadily...
  • Benghazi penalties “bogus,” officials who "resigned" returning to work?

    12/26/2012 10:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Drudge, it looks like accountability for the four deaths of Americans in Benghazi turned out to be temporary. The New York Post has learned that the four State Department officials that supposedly resigned after the Accountability Review Board report slammed Foggy Bottom for its "systemic failures" and "leadership and management deficiencies" will return to work after all --- and all but one in the same post: The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to...