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  • IL:Local TV news gets pushback for anti-gun report from Gun Appreciation Day

    01/22/2013 10:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | GSL
    Gun Appreciation Day was a big success nationwide. There have been lots of stories on the event, including this one: Rallies across U.S. assail Obama’s proposed gun curbs (Reuters) - Pro-gun activists held “high noon” rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms that they say is being threatened by President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals. The U.S. debate over gun control erupted in mid-December after a man armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut – the deadliest of a string of U.S. shooting...
  • BREAKING: Teen Shooting Suspect Had Contemplated Killings for ‘At Least A Week’ (NM)

    01/22/2013 10:34:00 AM PST · by CedarDave · 41 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jeff Proctor
    Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston and one of his top investigators said during a news conference this morning that 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego had been planning violence for “at least a week.” Investigators are still trying to determine who, if anyone, he told about his plans. Among those detectives are considering as someone who may have known is Griego’s 12-year-old girlfriend. ~~snip~~ Houston said that although he has numerous arrests in his past, it does not appear Greg Griego was a convicted felon. [Sheriff’s Lt. Sid] Covington said it appears some of the guns owned by Greg Griego — including possibly...
  • Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

    01/22/2013 10:20:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 22 January, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular. If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to...
  • Exclusive: Beyoncé lip-synched Star Spangled Banner at inauguration

    01/22/2013 10:10:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Tje Times UK ^ | 1-22-13 | Staff
    Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obama’s inauguration. Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singer’s spectacular rendition of the anthem but The Times has learnt that she was lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track. A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41% [May 2012]

    01/22/2013 10:05:31 AM PST · by lonestar67 · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.
  • Piers Morgan: Wants to Use Machine guns on Critics.

    01/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by Greystoke · 29 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | Mr_Persuk
    Video at - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=759_1358872842
  • Time for a new Fox? (Now an all pro-amnesty lineup)

    01/22/2013 9:56:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2013 | Mickey Kaus
    Does Fox News now have an All-Amnesty lineup? Looks like it. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly have now fallen in line behind World Citizen Rupert Murdoch’s support of ”sweeping, generous immigration reform,” including a “path to citizenship.” Karl Rove was always on board, of course. What about Fox News’ viewers? Are they going to go along like sheep? They now have no network that represents their perspective on what seems to be a key issue for Obama’s second term. Is it time for a new Fox? (Wouldn’t it be time for a new Fox anyway? That lineup has been stale...
  • Massive Quasar Cluster Refutes Core Cosmology Principle (article)

    01/22/2013 9:52:44 AM PST · by fishtank · 25 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | January 18, 2013. | Brian Thomas
    Massive Quasar Cluster Refutes Core Cosmology Principle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Astronomers recently found a distant collection of quasars. But those quasars shouldn’t exist. And while they certainly appear connected, they’re spread too far across space for standard secular models of the structure and origin of the universe to accommodate. “It is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe,” according to astrophysicist Roger Clowes from the University of Central Lancashire.1 Clowes led a team of researchers, who published their discovery in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,2 in analyzing data from the Sloan Digital Sky...
  • Obama Puts a Bulls-Eye on the Second Amendment

    01/22/2013 9:44:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Robert Knight
    Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He’s made it clear that he intends more spending, more regulation, more radical appointees and less national defense in his second term. Since he just fired a load of executive orders on gun control like shotgun pellets at a duck hunt, I think it’s time to ask a few questions about this part of his agenda. The first one’s for the president. Why did you have children prominently displayed at your press conference? Were you implying that anyone who opposes your...
  • Texas takes up abortion as Roe v. Wade hits 40th anniversary

    01/22/2013 9:42:37 AM PST · by wk4bush2004 · 4 replies
    AUSTIN -- Forty years ago the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the case of Roe vs. Wade. The ruling confirmed that the right to privacy includes making your own personal medical decisions, including abortion. However the fight over abortion rights continues. One of the biggest is playing out among state lawmakers. Polls show most Americans still support the Supreme Court's ruling. According to a 2012 Gallup Poll, 77 percent think abortion should be legal in some or all circumstances. The battle at the Texas Capitol centers on just how far abortion rights should go. Several bills have...
  • PA:Celebrities join boycott of outdoor show

    01/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    lancasteronline.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | P.J. REILLY
    Exhibitors have been dropping out in what they say is a show of support for the Second Amendment. Now the celebrities are following. Several television personalities and expert hunters who were supposed to be on hand at the upcoming Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to speak to attendees and sign autographs announced over the weekend they will join the growing boycott of the show slated for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of the television show "The Crush With Lee & Tiffany," lead the list of celebrities boycotting the show as...
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Stands By The Second Amendment, Gun Owners -(California)

    01/22/2013 9:36:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 14 replies
    Sheriff John D'Agostini has made his voice, and his opinion, in regards to the President's gun control proposals heard. And we can't thank him enough! He, and all the other pro-gun sheriffs will have our support and encouragement, as they take a stand in support of the Second Amendment.
  • New Japanese finance minister says elderly should 'hurry up and die'

    01/22/2013 9:33:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2013 | Rick Moran
    The minister, Taro Aso, is only saying out loud what many government officials in countries with nationalized health care are thinking: people are getting older, living longer, and becoming a drain on our national budgets. From the Guardian: ******** Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state...
  • Roe v. Wade at 40

    01/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | Cal Thomas
    At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now." There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation? Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential...
  • Gandhi and Guns: The Mahatma Championed Right to Bear Arms

    01/22/2013 9:25:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 20, 2013 | by Kushagra Aniket
    At a time when President Obama has announced severe gun control proposals, it might come as a surprise to note that Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest champions of non-violence and someone whom the president counts among his personal inspirations, actively campaigned for the right to bear arms during the Indian freedom struggle. Today it is often argued that a large part of the purpose behind the Second Amendment—protection against the prospect of government tyranny—is unjustified or irrelevant. But this argument is strikingly similar to the one advanced by the British colonialists who presented themselves as the redeemers of their...
  • Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister

    01/22/2013 9:22:24 AM PST · by rawhide · 19 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1-22-13 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care. "Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," he...
  • Where is the Breaking Point?

    01/22/2013 9:17:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Spanish banks have already shed 30,000 jobs in ins banking crisis. Another 20,000 cuts are due in 2013, along with pay cuts and reduced pension contribution. In response Spain's Banking Unions Announce Strikes. Workers at three of Spain's bailed-out banks will stage strikes in coming weeks as they fight mass layoffs, unions said on Monday, spreading industrial unrest to a sector where walkouts have so far been rare. While the banks, crippled by a property bubble that burst five years ago, have hogged headlines, employees have so far mostly kept a low profile even as protests become a way of...
  • Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla

    01/22/2013 9:17:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1-22-13 | peter allen
    Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today. If the move goes ahead, the controversial Frenchman will become the latest to escape a potential top tax rate of 75 per cent in his home country. He and his former supermodel third wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would be likely to settle in an affluent district like South Kensington – so becoming the most high profile Gallic celebrity couple in the city.
  • BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route (Keystone)

    01/22/2013 9:06:01 AM PST · by Zeneta · 31 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | January 22, 2013 | By Deena Winter
    BREAKING: Governor approves new oil pipeline route....... LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved the rerouted Keystone XL oil pipeline path through Nebraska, putting the final decision squarely in the lap of President Obama’s administration. snip
  • Forty Years in the Wilderness

    01/22/2013 9:03:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Marvin Olasky
    Abraham Lincoln, deeply troubled by four years of Civil War bloodletting, gave a great second inaugural address in 1865. By then Lincoln saw slavery as a terrible stench in God’s nostrils, so he mused about why God was taking so long to blow it away with His mighty breath. Lincoln’s words: “If God wills that [the war] continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago,...