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  • M.E.: Lanza's brain appeared normal

    01/10/2013 7:34:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | January 10, 2013 | Michael P. Mayko
    HARTFORD -- While doctors and scientists conduct a battery of toxicological tests and genetic analysis to help determine what turned Adam Lanza into a psychopathic killing machine Dec. 14, the state's chief medical examiner doubts the reports will offer any answers. Already, he said, an examination of what remained of Lanza's brain showed nothing unusual. "It's a fishing expedition," said H. Wayne Carver II, whose autopsy of Lanza is one of nearly 1,000 he has conducted during his 30-plus years of experience. "I don't think we'll find answers. But that doesn't mean you don't look." Lanza murdered 20 students and...
  • New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms

    01/10/2013 7:33:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | January 10, 2013 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via www.sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Revenge of the O-Team (Ollie North on 2nd Amendment)

    01/10/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 11, 201`3 | Oliver North
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.WASHINGTON — Full disclosure right upfront: I'm a proud life member of the National Rifle Association. I am on the NRA's board of directors and serve as chairman of the organization's Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. I have owned and used firearms most of my life, and I can read. Unlike some in Washington, I don't believe that the 27 words above — the Second Amendment of our Constitution — have anything to do...
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal proposes ending state income tax

    01/10/2013 7:04:52 PM PST · by Errant · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2013 | Kathy Finn
    Republican Governor Bobby Jindal said on Thursday he wants to eliminate all Louisiana personal and corporate income taxes to simplify the state's tax code and make it more friendly to business.
  • "Save Texas. It's the last." Words of warning.

    01/10/2013 6:56:51 PM PST · by Hound of the Baskervilles · 140 replies
    Vanity | 01/10/2013 | houndofthebaskervilles
    Not long ago I was telling a customer that the product she was testing was from Oregon. The lady, who was probably in her early 70's, shivered when I mentioned Oregon and said she used to live there. I asked her if Oregon was too cold for her. She said, "No I ran away from Oregon to live in Texas." So I said, "Well good. I was reading a news article just this morning about how Texas is thriving with a budget surplus and low unemployment. She replied, "Oh I know, I've lived here for a while now. I ran...
  • Federal Regulators Admit That Clinton's Mortgage Scam Caused the Economic Crisis

    01/10/2013 6:56:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/10/13 | Rush
    RUSH: "Federal regulators for the first time are laying out rules," this is from the AP, "aimed at making sure that people who borrow money for mortgages can afford to repay them." Do you realize what this means? Do you realize what this means? "Federal regulators for the first time..." It's 2013! For the first time? This is a tantamount admission. Nobody's calling it this, except I, El Rushbo, except me. I'm telling you: It's a tantamount admission that the subprime mortgage mess was exactly what it was. It was people who were given loans that could never pay 'em...
  • Police: KTVU van window smashed, $20,000 worth of equipment stolen [Oakland]

    01/10/2013 6:52:44 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/10/2013 | Kristin J. Bender
    OAKLAND -- Thieves smashed a window of a KTVU news van parked in West Oakland for an assignment Thursday and stole roughly $20,000 worth of laptops and other electronic equipment, the latest in a long string of heists against reporters and photographers. --SNIP-- News photographers and reporters have been robbed and burglarized so many times since last spring that some stations are sending armed guards with media crews doing stories in Oakland.
  • Biden Compares Gun Control to Car Air Bags: ´We´re Saving Lives´

    01/10/2013 6:28:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/10/13 | Fred Lucas
    Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared restrictions on guns to auto safety regulations such as air bags, by saying neither the gun nor the auto industries wanted regulations to save lives. “Well they didn’t want to have air bags. Well, guess what? We have air bags. We’re saving lives,” Biden told reporters before a meeting with several stakeholders on the gun-control issue, as he plans to craft a set of proposals for President Barack Obama by Tuesday, Jan. 15. The proposals are expected to include a renewed ban on so-called assault weapons, and beefed-up background checks.
  • All out of ammo: US cops can’t stay stocked up as gun and bullet sales soar

    01/10/2013 6:27:27 PM PST · by American in Israel · 54 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/2013 | Spencer Platt
    A spike in gun and ammunition sales has caused a nationwide shortage that has delayed police training exercises and is putting a substantial amount of weaponry in civilian hands. Police in Atlanta, Georgia have been forced to delay training exercises due to a shortage of ammunition. The police department has put orders for more bullets on back-order, while officers are being deprived of the training that makes them capable of handling weapons. “When you can’t get ammunition, it is very concerning,” Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult tells WSBTV. “It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential...
  • Armed security guard not at school, snowed in

    01/10/2013 6:22:22 PM PST · by WellyP · 13 replies
    "...Officials said there's usually an armed officer on campus, but the person wasn't there because he was snowed in. Taft police officers arrived within 60 seconds of first reports..."
  • Here's Obama's Message to GOP by Appointing Lew Treasury Secretary

    01/10/2013 6:19:28 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 Jan 2013 | John Carney
    Barack Obama is sending a pointed message to Republicans by nominating Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary: I'm not backing down from this budget fight. This is certainly a blow to any hope that Republicans might have had that Obama would flinch from his pledge not to negotiate over the debt ceiling. The president has said he will demand a clean bill raising the debt ceiling, unattached to any conditions or spending cuts. To call Lew's relationship with Capitol Hill Republicans strained would be an understatement. According to some on the Hill, there just is no relationship anymore. ... If Obama...
  • Diet Soda Linked to Depression in NIH Study

    01/10/2013 6:17:03 PM PST · by null and void · 105 replies
    US News ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jason Koebler
    Coffee tied to a decrease in depression cases NIH study finds that diet soda drinkers are more likely to be down in the dumps than regular soda drinkers, and that coffee drinkers are happier than both. More research is needed to confirm the findings. Millions of people reach for an afternoon diet soda as a pick-me-up to make it through the rest of the day. But new research suggests sodas and other sugary drinks — especially artificially sweetened ones — could be related to depression. According to the research, which will be officially released at the American Academy of Neurology's...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-10-13

    01/10/2013 6:06:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-10-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 2 Indiana Republicans want expanded gun access

    01/10/2013 6:03:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    news-sentinel.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Tom LoBianco AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City has proposed allowing students to carry firearms on Indiana's public university campuses. Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn wants a bill that would exempt guns made exclusively in Indiana from federal rules and regulations.
  • U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 years

    01/10/2013 5:57:26 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    American Life LeagueSpecial Issue: STOPP analysis of Planned Parenthood 2011 and 2012 finances Planned Parenthood getting more taxpayer money *excerpt*"The data show that federal and state officials elected by the American taxpayers have increased the millions of dollars going to Planned Parenthood by 11 percent in the last two years. We now provide $542.4 million (over a half-billion dollars) to the nation’s largest abortion chain. That’s $1.5 million per day, each and every day. Since 1964, our government has given Planned Parenthood $6.8 billion of our hard-earned money. Most people know Planned Parenthood gets taxpayer money for its clinic services....
  • Gun Control and the Stupid Liberals Who Love It

    01/10/2013 5:48:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Guardian lv.com ^ | January 10, 2013. | Todd Jackson
    President Obama seems hell-bent upon foisting bad gun control legislation upon America. And why not? He loves this stuff. Just every other stupid liberal. Many conservatives are quick to ascribe malevolent motives, sometimes to a degree that is bluntly ludicrous. Liberalism is above mental dullness, a way of being carried along by sentiment instead of thought. I donÂ’t care how many degrees the President has. His problem is not that heÂ’s evil. His problem is that he just isnÂ’t terribly bright. In this, he is typical. Terribly bright people donÂ’t get to be President. Middling narcissists do. This is a...
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:36 PM PST · by jakerobins · 11 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:20 PM PST · by jakerobins · 13 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Jack Lew Bagged $950,000 Bonus After Citigroup Bailout

    01/10/2013 5:30:38 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | Wynton Hall
    In the wake of the financial meltdown, President Barack Obama derided Wall Street bonuses as “obscene,” calling them examples of “fat cats who are getting awarded for their failure.” But now, Mr. Obama has announced that he will nominate as his next Treasury secretary Jack Lew, a man who in 2009 bagged a $950,000 bonus after his bank, Citigroup, received billions in a taxpayer-funded bailout. Mr. Lew is the former chief operating officer of Citigroup’s Alternative Investments unit—a group that bet billions against homeowners paying their mortgages.