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  • Petition Urging Repeal of New York's Gun Law Gets 40,000 Signatures In One Day

    01/16/2013 3:35:25 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Yesterday we reported on only two Republican state Senators here in New York having the courage to stand up against Governor Cuomo's political gun grab legislation. One of those Senators, Kathy Marchione, had started a petition on her website in an attempt to demonstrate "strong public support for preserving our Constitutional freedoms". The support is indeed strong, with reports indicating that signatures are being placed on the petition at a clip of over 1,300 per hour. Since yesterday, the petition - found here - has received over 40,000 signatures in total. Marchione posted this on Facebook earlier this afternoon: "40,402....
  • Watching from above (UN request for drones)

    01/16/2013 3:33:08 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Economist ^ | January 15, 2013 | D.H. in Nairobi
    SHOULD the secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban ki-Moon, get his way, a newcomer will appear in the skies over eastern Congo. He has asked the Security Council to approve unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for use in the troubled region. Supporters of their use, including the UN's head of peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous, face a diplomatic battle to get their hands on any drones. China and Russia are reluctant to back their deployment. Rwanda, which has one of the rotating seats on the Security Council, and is accused of meddling in Congo, has also opposed their...
  • Pelosi: More Gun Control Needed Because ‘We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend’ (WRONG)

    01/16/2013 3:21:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 16, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to “protect and defend,” although the actual oath says to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States ….” Pelosi held a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on "Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” where she endorsed the gun control proposals President Barack Obama unveiled today. “Earlier this month, shortly after Newtown, all members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the...
  • Lena Dunham Won’t Get Married Until Gay Marriage Is Legalized (Obama Virgin Voter Girl)

    01/16/2013 3:19:40 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Discover Inquisitr With Your Friends Explore news, videos, and much more based on what your friends are reading and watching. Publish your own activity and retain full control. To get started, first Login With FB Lena Dunham Won’t Get Married Until Gay Marriage Is Legalized Posted: January 14, 2013 Girls Looks like Lena Dunham is on her way to being a huge advocate to the LGBT community, or at least get major props for what she had to say last night at the Golden Globes. It was a huge night for the series creator, writer, actress, and executive producer of...
  • Over 25% of 401Ks Tapped to Pay Current Bills

    01/16/2013 3:13:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    At an increasing rate, even during the alleged recovery, consumers are tapping their 401Ks to pay current bills according to a study by advisory firm HelloWallet as describe in the Washington Post article 401(k) breaches undermining retirement security for millions. A report due out this week from the financial advisory firm HelloWallet found that more than one in four workers dip into retirement funds to pay their mortgages, credit card debt or other bills. Those in their 40s have been the most likely culprits — one-third are turning to such accounts for relief. The withdrawals, cash-outs and loans drain nearly...
  • Chrysler Looks to Restart Jeep Production in China

    01/16/2013 3:08:05 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1/16/2013 | CHRISTINA ROGERS
    Chrysler Group LLC majority owner Fiat SpA F.MI -2.03% has struck a deal with Guangzhou Automobile Group 2238.HK -5.10% to restart Jeep production in China, a major step toward expanding the brand in the world's largest auto market. The Jeep was first launched in China in 1983, and although production there ended in 2009 when Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, the brand remains well recognized. Today, Jeep sells three models in China—the Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass—all imported. Fiat said Tuesday it had signed a "framework agreement" to expand its partnership with Guangzhou to build more Fiat models, as well as...
  • Rep. Israel to Introduce Legislation to Prohibit 3-D Printed High-Cap Mags Along w/ Plastic Guns

    01/16/2013 3:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington)
    As Debate Stirs Around High-Capacity Gun Clips, Homemade Gun Enthusiasts Show Clip Can be Made At Home with 3-D Printer Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) called for a renewal of a revamped Undetectable Firearms Act that includes the ban of 3-D printed, plastic high-capacity magazines. The existing ban on plastic guns expires this year and does not clearly cover magazines. This past weekend, Defense Distributed, a group of homemade gun enthusiasts used a 3-D printer to print and test an ammunition magazine for an AR semi-automatic rifle, loading and firing 86 rounds from the 30-round clip. Rep. Israel...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group claims credit for kidnappings in Algeria

    01/16/2013 3:06:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    longwarjournal ^ | January 16, 2013 | By Thomas Joscelyn & Bill Roggio
    A notorious al Qaeda commander named Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed credit for the kidnapping of 41 foreign nations at an BP oil field in eastern Algeria, according to multiple press reports. A Frenchman, a Briton, and an Algeria security guard are reported to have beed killed in the initial attack. Seven Americans, five Japanese citizens, and several Europeans are said to be among those who are being held hostage. According to Reuters, BP said that armed men still occupy the "facilities at the gas field, which produces 9 billion cubic meters of gas a year (160,000 barrels of oil...
  • Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed

    01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST · by LibertyJihad · 57 replies
    Deadspin ^ | January 16, 2013
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...
  • Inaugural Party seeks people (Obomb--inaug tickets hawked at fire sale prices)

    01/16/2013 3:00:12 PM PST · by Liz · 43 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/15/13 | CINDY ADAMS
    Monday’s inaug is no sellout....Some DEM party officials are skipping the whole thing. DC hotels and events are offering discounts, rebates, twofers. Benefactors Brunch is a $5,000 fire sale price. VIP access to the Inaugural Ball is listed as “an amazing deal.” General admission is $500. To squat in the Parade’s VIP section---$ the everybody’s-a-peasant section, it’s possible the Oval Office is so desperate, they may pay you a few dollars to fill the embarrassing void.
  • Michigan State of the State 2013

    01/16/2013 2:59:17 PM PST · by garyb · 8 replies
    WKAR-TV ^ | 01/16/2013 | Governor Snyder
    The Michigan State of the State airs live on most Michigan public television and radio stations and many commercial stations. Web stream live at Program starts at 7:00PM Archive copy will be available tomorrow (01/17) at:
  • Nick Kristof’s Piggishness NYT columnist retweets message comparing pro-Israel group to pigs

    01/16/2013 2:55:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/16/13 | Adam Kredo
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is facing criticism after retweeting a controversial message that referred to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the National Rifle Association as “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America. Longtime Israel critic M.J. Rosenberg, who was dumped by the liberal Media Matters for America for his use of borderline anti-Semitic language, authored the controversial tweet Wednesday afternoon. It called to mind recently unearthed statements by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that referred to Jews as “pigs.” “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month....
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 16,2013

    01/16/2013 2:53:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 16,2013 | Mark 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
  • Police chiefs back Obama gun-control plan

    01/16/2013 2:46:43 PM PST · by South40 · 39 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1/16/2013 | Pauline Repard
    San Diego County law enforcement officials expressed strong support for President Barack Obama’s gun-control plans that he laid out in a speech Wednesday. “I was pleasantly surprised when I heard him take a comprehensive approach,” said Carlsbad police Chief Gary Morrison. “I liked the way he talked about the medical community and the impact of video games on kids, and money to law enforcement and schools to craft emergency response plans.” President Obama said he would sign 23 executive actions giving law enforcement, schools, and public health community some of the tools they need to reduce gun violence.
  • Google Flu

    01/16/2013 2:43:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    Google ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2012
  • Pine County Sheriff Responds to Second Amendment Freedoms

    01/16/2013 2:37:37 PM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 16 replies ^ | NNCNOW.com1/16/2013
    Pine City, MN ( ) -- A Pine County Sheriff is responding to the Second Amendment to the Constituition about the right to keep and bear firearms. The letter is included. An open letter to the citizens of Pine County: As Sheriff of Pine County, it is important for residents to know my position as it relates to the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In the past week I have had several requests and one meeting on this matter. Normally I attempt to remain neutral on matters of politics but this issue transcends political division and...
  • Foreigners held hostage by militants in Algeria ( 7 Americans )

    01/16/2013 2:35:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 January 2013 Last updated at 17:11 ET
    In Amenas is operated by the Algerian company Sonatrach with BP and Statoil Islamist militants have attacked and occupied a gas facility in Algeria, killing a Briton and an Algerian and taking foreign workers hostage.Algerian Interior Minister Daho Ould Kabila said troops had surrounded the living quarters at In Amenas, where some 20 people were being held.Norwegian, French, British, US and Japanese citizens are among them.Mr Ould Kabila said the militants wanted to leave Algeria with the hostages, which he would not allow.Earlier, the AFP news agency quoted one worker as saying the militants had demanded the release of 100...
  • India’s rising middle class prefers sons (aborts girls)

    01/16/2013 2:33:44 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2013 | Shyamantha Asokan
    As thousands of young Indians thronged New Delhi’s streets to protest a brutal gang rape last month, 25-year-old Pooja Patil said, many of her friends in this seaside metropolis held candlelight ­marches instead of new year’s parties. Others replaced their Facebook profile pictures with a single black dot as a symbol of mourning. They were part of what news media reports heralded as an Indian middle class jolted into action by the shocking assault that led to the young woman’s death. Yet the same demographic group is also at the heart of an illegal practice that experts say contributes to...
  • Help! I need info?

    01/16/2013 2:28:38 PM PST · by GoCards · 32 replies
    Debating a lib on the news of the day. Where do I find the information that the Sandy Hook shooter actually did not use the assault rifle but the handguns to shoot. I thought I read the police found the rifle in his car. Thank you :)
  • DHS to 'Expand and Formalize Coordination' on Gun Control Efforts

    01/16/2013 2:26:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Weekly Stndard ^ | 1/16/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, released a statement Wednesday saying she is "proud to support" the Obama administration's efforts to "combat gun violence in our country." Here's more from Napolitano's statement: In the aftermath of the tragic Newtown shooting, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI have worked to identify measures that could be taken to reduce the risk of mass casualty shootings. In the coming days, DHS will expand and formalize coordination of ongoing efforts intended to prevent future mass casualty shootings, improve preparedness, and to...