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  • U.S. Oil-Production Rise Is Fastest Ever

    01/18/2013 4:28:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | TOM FOWLER
    U.S. oil production grew more in 2012 than in any year in the history of the domestic industry, which began in 1859, and is set to surge even more in 2013. Daily crude output averaged 6.4 million barrels a day last year, up a record 779,000 barrels a day from 2011 and hitting a 15-year high, according to the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group. It is the biggest annual jump in production since Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well in Titusville, Pa., two years before the Civil War began. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts 2013 will...
  • Breaking: Journal News Taking Down Gun Map

    01/18/2013 4:27:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 76 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | Jacob Gershman
    A New York suburban newspaper that came under criticism for publishing the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders has decided to remove the map from its web site, according to a spokesman for the publication. Just before Christmas, in the wake of the Newtown school massacre, the Journal News published a map of the names and addresses of tens of thousands of pistol-permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties outside of New York City. The newspaper immediately faced a barrage of criticism from gun-owner advocates and some local public-safety officials. Conservative bloggers retaliated against the paper, posting the names and...
  • New York newspaper removes gun permit database from website after outcry

    01/18/2013 4:25:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/18/13 | ap
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A suburban New York City newspaper has removed the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits from its website. ~~SNIP~~ The president and publisher of The Journal News Media Group announced the move Friday. Janet Hasson said the new law does not require removing the data, but "doing so complies with its spirit."
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 4:21:07 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-17-13 | John Lott
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • DeParle: More executive actions this term

    01/18/2013 4:19:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    politico ^ | 1/18/13 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Departing White House deputy chief of staff Nancy-Ann DeParle said in an interview out Thursday that President Barack Obama will be “flexing his authority” more in his second term. “I think you’ll see more of his flexing his authority to use executive action, to take executive action in areas so he can do everything he can,” she told Reuters.
  • Black student who helped integrate University of Alabama dies

    01/18/2013 4:14:18 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Yahoo, Reuters ^ | 1/18/2013 | Verna Gates
    One of the first black students to enroll at the University of Alabama 50 years ago, defying then-Governor George Wallace's pledge to block integration of the state's public schools, died on Thursday of natural causes, a funeral home said. James Hood, 70, died in his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, according to his obituary notice published on Friday. Hood and Vivian Malone were the first African-American students to register to attend the all-white state university, and did so over the objections of a governor known for his resistance to the U.S. civil rights movement. Fifty years ago this week, on January...
  • Democrat Ed Rendell: Good Thing About Newtown is That it Was So Horrific

    01/18/2013 3:59:20 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org via Townhall ^ | 1/11/2013 | Matthew Balan/Katie Pavlich
    If you needed any more evidence to prove the Left is using the Newtown shooting not to find solutions that will lead to safer schools but instead to push for a long-desired gun control agenda, this is it. Former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell said on MSNBC Friday, "The good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side. "
  • I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too. (Australia Prime Minister glad his country has no Bill of Rights

    01/18/2013 3:55:52 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Howard
    Australia, correctly in my view, does not have a Bill of Rights, so our legislatures have more say than America’s over many issues of individual rights, and our courts have less control. Also, we have no constitutional right to bear arms.
  • Why the West Can't Do Business With Iran (Important read)

    01/18/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Standpoint Mag. ^ | January/February 2013 | AMIR TAHERI
    -excerpt- As far as the Islamic Republic is concerned, anti-Americanism may be even more important than professing Islam. This is why Tehran has forged close ties with the handful of regimes across the globe that, each for a reason of its own, shares that visceral hatred of the US. -exceprt- In the dispute over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran supported Christian Armenia against Shia Muslim Azerbaijan. The reason was Armenia's close ties with Russia, while Azerbaijan had become an ally of the US and established full diplomatic ties with Israel. What mattered for the Khomeinist regime was not Islam but...
  • Bullied teen and cheerleader to return to the school where classmates formed KKK 'Kill Katie Klub'

    01/18/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-18-12
    Bullied former cheerleader Katie Uffens will next week return to the school where classmates tormented the 16-year-old and formed a 'Kill Kate Klub', named KKK. The teenager dropped out of Westview High School in San Diego, California, last September, after the bullies threatened to kill her, harassed her family and taunted her online. One of her classmates who was arrested for allegedly creating the KKK group, Nick Aguiree, was never charged. Miss Uffens then accused the school's principal for covering it up and created an anti-bullying website 'You Matter', to help teens who have faced similar ordeals, while she was...
  • President Obama's gun control proposal (poll to freep!)

    01/18/2013 3:37:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Do you agree with Obama’s gun control proposal, which includes closing the background check loophole at gun shows, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting ammunition magazine to 10 rounds? It doesn’t go far enough 20% I agree with his approach I hope it passes 52% We need to do something but this goes too far 8% We don’t need any more gun laws 20% Votes Cast: 605
  • Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

    01/18/2013 3:36:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    TWS ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mark Hemingway
    Last month, PolitiFact selected its "Lie of the Year." Given PolitiFact's dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often then Democrats, you probably could have guessed the winner of this particular sweepstakes was a Mitt Romney campaign ad: It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's...
  • Fresno: Sheriff Margaret Mims addresses gun control

    01/18/2013 3:23:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    abclocal.go.com KFSN-TV ABC 30 ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | By Stephanie Stone
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County's top law enforcer says she's standing with sheriff's across the country- many of whom are coming forward, saying they won't enforce federal gun laws. This comes on the heels of President Obama's new gun violence prevention proposal. 23 executive orders are aimed at gun control. Sheriff Margaret Mims says there's been a steady increase in concealed carry licenses, ever since the President's re-election in November. In order to handle the demand, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office will now feature online applications on it's website. However, local gun dealers can't keep up with the demand....
  • [WATCH] Actor Danny Glover tells students 2nd Amendment was created to protect slavery

    01/18/2013 3:23:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Timothy Dionisopoulos
    The Constitution's Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday. “I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” he said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.” “A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the second amendment is,” he continued. Glover, best...
  • Pregnant woman, hogtied by traffic cops, for talking on her cell phone wins $250,000 payout

    01/18/2013 3:14:58 PM PST · by rawhide · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-18-13 | By Joshua Gardner
    The pregnant Los Angeles woman who was brutally hogtied by California Highway Patrolmen in August 2011 after being pulled over for chatting on her cell phone while driving has finally received retribution in the form of a $250,000 settlement. According to the LA Times, Tamara Gaglione, 30, was hauled away and charged with misdemeanor evading and resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. Those charges were dropped, however, once Gaglione's terrible treatment was revealed in footage from the cruiser's video camera. It is unclear in the grainy video exactly how aggressive, if at all, Gaglione was toward the cops....
  • William Ayers a keynote speaker next month at the Association of Teacher Educators conference

    01/18/2013 3:13:57 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The Association of Teacher Educators has recruited Chicago professor – and former domestic terrorist – William Ayers to speak at their the 2013 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia which will be held next month. William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground domestic terror group, was a key figure during the 2008 presidential campaign due to his Chicago ties to then-Senator Obama. ... no specific mention of Ayers’ controversial background, describing him as the “formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.” The online biography also lists several of Ayers’ books,...
  • Compendium of State Pro-Gun Activity

    01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 23 replies
    2013-01-18
    This is intended as an ongoing collection of links to State or Local acts of resistance to Federal Gun Bans. It is intended to include statements from Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Attorneys General, Governors, etc. as well as proposed legislation.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2979603/postsSheriff's Corner: Gun Control (Kimball County, Nebraska)Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun GrabbersChris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid) (NOTE: Anti-gun garbage from Chris Christie.)Oklahoma anti-gun control law to jail federal gun controllers for 5 yearsVA liberal Dem delegate Joe Morrisey waves an AK 47 on the VA House floor (Antigun democRat jackass in...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 18,2013

    01/18/2013 2:50:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 18,2013 | 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 FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 2:48:37 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun Grabbers

    01/18/2013 2:37:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The "Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act" is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature. Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check. The language of the legislation is clear: "Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States...and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma." The legislation mentions the "intent" of America's "Founders" and the Constitution's "ratifiers," and sets forth...