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  • DHS Raids Gun Collector – Confiscates Nearly 1,500 Guns – No Charges Filed.

    02/02/2013 5:11:39 PM PST · by barmag25 · 57 replies
    Freedom Outpost.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security, along with a SWAT team and Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies raided the home of Robert Adams in Albuquerque, New Mexico and, according to a federal search warrant affidavit the raid seized nearly 1,500 firearms from the man’s home and business. However, no charges have been filed against him, despite the fact that court documents reveal that agents had been watching Adams for years. By Wednesday afternoon dozens of rifles were hauled out of the house, bagged as evidence and laid out on the lawn. According to search warrants that were filed on Thursday...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ HUMAN BEING ~ 03 February 2013

    02/02/2013 5:07:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            HUMAN BEING In January 1997 my family and I PCSed from Camp Lejeune to Okinawa. On the trip from the east coast to LA where we would board the Freedom Bird, we decided to take a few days for sightseeing in San Francisco. We stayed at the BOQ in Naval Station, Treasure Island. One night my wife sent me to the convenience store for some milk. On the way I saw one of the old boat hangars lit up. There was a beehive of activity around the huge building, with cars and people coming and...
  • A second Republican voices support for Hagel to lead Pentagon

    02/02/2013 5:06:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 02, 2013 | Patricia Zengerle
    Senator Mike Johanns said on Saturday he would support fellow Nebraskan Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, becoming the second Republican in the Senate to express public support for President Barack Obama's embattled nominee. The Lincoln, Nebraska, JournalStar reported on its website that Johanns, a former Nebraska governor who holds Hagel's old Senate seat, issued a statement supporting Hagel. An aide to Johanns confirmed the report.
  • Senate’s H-1B visa proposal goes far beyond Microsoft’s

    02/02/2013 5:05:18 PM PST · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kyung M. Song
    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate plan to dramatically expand a visa program for highly skilled foreign workers resembles a proposal unveiled by Microsoft last fall, but well exceeds the company’s own goals. Led by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, five Republicans and five Democrats rolled out the Immigration Innovation Act on Tuesday to lift the annual quota of H-1B visas for those workers from 65,000 to 115,000. That new cap would grow each year if demand outstrips supply, potentially up to 300,000 visas annually.
  • As Self-Immolations Approach 100, Some Tibetans Are Asking if It Is Worth It

    02/02/2013 5:03:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | By JIM YARDLEY
    NEW DELHI — A crowd of Tibetans came here to India’s capital last week, bearing flags and political banners and a bittersweet mixture of hope and despair. A grim countdown was under way: The number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet had reached 99, one short of an anguished milestone. Yet as that milestone hung over the estimated 5,000 Tibetans who gathered in a small stadium, so did an uncertainty about whether the rest of the world was paying attention at all. In speeches, Tibetan leaders described the self-immolations as the desperate...
  • State Department Recruits Future Diplomats at Muslim Brotherhood Jihadist Event

    02/02/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama administration is covertly recruiting Muslims to work at the State Department as Foreign Service officers representing the United States in one of 265 American embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide. It appears to be part of the administration’s Muslim outreach effort, which includes a variety of controversial moves. Ward held a 90-minute seminar at a recent convention sponsored by two groups—Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)—with known ties to radical Islam. Both nonprofits are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is known as the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda. In...
  • The pilot who survived a Russian gulag and trekked 830 miles to India to fly Spitfires for the RAF

    02/02/2013 4:54:36 PM PST · by the scotsman · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2nd February 2013 | Leon Watson
    'A Polish war hero with an incredible story of survival during World War Two has died aged 91. Flight Lieutenant Czeslaw 'Tony' Rogers braved a 830-mile trek on foot across the Soviet Union's frozen wastes to India after being freed from a prison camp before eventually making it to Britain. He then became a decorated Spitfire and Lancaster bomber pilot who flew daring RAF missions against targets in Germany.'
  • 9-year-old Bronx boy fights for his life after being thrown off of building roof

    02/02/2013 4:50:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Dailly News ^ | 2/2/13 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    A 9-year-old boy was clinging to life after a callous teen neighbor chucked him off the roof of their five-story Bronx apartment building, cops said Saturday. The young boy, Freddy Martin, cried for his mother as soon as he landed on the cold concrete sidewalk in front of the Nelson Ave. building in Morris Heights about 8:30 p.m. Friday, neighbors said. “Mommy! Mommy!” the bloodied child wailed as he lay on the ground, unable to move.
  • NRA Adding More Than 10,000 New Members - Per Day! (Up 500,000 in a little over a month)

    02/02/2013 4:37:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has added 500,000 new members over the last month and a half. Jacqueline Otto, media liaison for the NRA, spoke to CNSNews.com and confirmed the new membership numbers: "We mark that [membership increase] from the, you know, Congressional calls for gun control and President Obama's executive orders and things like that. That's what's driving the increased membership." CNSNews.com asked: "That's approximately over what time span then?" "A month, month and a half," Otto said.
  • Mother Uses Gun To Protect Her Child From Armed Intruders

    02/02/2013 4:32:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    I'd like to dedicate this post to those who heckled Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women's Forum when she passionately explained why women want firearms to protect themselves and their children.Here is yet another example of exactly how spot on Gayle Trotter was in her testimony before Congress (h/t Hot Air). : Not only did this heroic mother exercise her right to defend herself and her child, she also made sure to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have protected that right over the centuries. Incredible.A suspect was later arrested in connection with the break-in after he showed up...
  • FL:Man who held suspected hit-and-run driver at gunpoint describes that night

    02/02/2013 4:20:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Charles Broward, Dana Treen
    When John Avery II saw a pickup truck fleeing after hitting a pedestrian at a Jacksonville intersection Wednesday night, he wasn’t just going to let the motorist get away. “I thought he had actually killed the guy.” Avery said Thursday. “I just felt there was no way in the world that he should be able to drive away from an accident where somebody died.” Avery, 44, followed the truck to a nearby parking lot and used his gun to apprehend the driver, holding him until police arrived.
  • WV:Homeowner Holds Alleged Burglar at Gunpoint

    02/02/2013 4:16:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 31 January, 2012 | NA
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A gun toting homeowner took matters into his own hands when he found an alleged burglar in his house. The incident happened at home in 1000 block of 23rd Street in Huntington late Tuesday night. Huntington Police say they arrived at the house to find the homeowner holding John Allen Bryan, 37, of Huntington at gunpoint. According to the criminal complaint, the man came home to find the front door wide open, the back door kicked open, and Bryan going through his belongings inside the house.
  • As Adam Zachs' Lawyer Seeks To Overturn Conviction, Murder Weapon Can't Be Found

    02/02/2013 4:14:42 PM PST · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | February 1, 2013 | DAVID OWENS
    VERNON— — The Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun that Adam Zachs used to murder Peter Carone in West Hartford a quarter century ago is missing. Zachs' new lawyer, Aaron J. Romano of Bloomfield, hopes the judge who will consider Zachs' habeas corpus claim will take note of the missing weapon as he or she considers whether the 60-year prison sentence Zachs is serving is proper. Romano is seeking to overturn Zachs' 1988 conviction for murder. He is claiming that Zachs did not get the lawyer of his choice and that the trial attorney he ended up with was ineffective...
  • Apartment Complex Bans Soldier’s Small Flag Display

    02/02/2013 4:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Christopher Agee
    Just months after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, U.S. Army National Guard veteran Tyler Barge was embroiled in another fight defending the American flag. This time, it involves the management of his Salem, Va. apartment complex. A small American flag, displayed in a cup of dirt on his patio wall, is a violation of the building’s code, he was told. Barge received a notice informing him he must remove the flag, along with a few other items – a broom and table, for instance – deemed inappropriate.
  • IN:Police: Fort Wayne homeowner shoots at armed burglar

    02/02/2013 4:10:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    news-sentinel.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Christian Sheckler
    A Fort Wayne homeowner fired multiple shots at an armed burglar Friday morning, police said. Officers responded at about 10:22 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress, with possible shots fired, at a home in the 1600 block of Emerson Avenue, just north of Spring Street, said Fort Wayne Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Brooks. When police arrived, they learned that a male resident had discovered a man breaking into the home and opened fire at the would-be burglar, Brooks said. "The resident observed a male white in his house that was armed with a handgun and shot at...
  • UT:Layton homeowner shoots at burglary suspect (video)

    02/02/2013 4:07:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    standard.net ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Scott Schwebke
    LAYTON — A burglary suspect who was fired upon by a homeowner has been taken into custody by police in Layton. The suspect was identified as Robert Santos Cruz, 47, of the Salt Lake City area, said Lt. Shawn Horton. The incident happened around 4 p.m. at a home at 2536 E. Gentile, near Valley View Golf Course. Neighbors identified the homeowner as Clare Niederhauser. Around 4 p.m., the homeowner came home and saw a green four-door vehicle parked in front of the house. The driver was a woman, and there was an older male passenger. The driver began honking...
  • Modern Democratic ‘Fire-Eaters’

    02/02/2013 4:06:18 PM PST · by DaveCooper · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 2, 2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    The outrageous rhetoric and threats coming from some Democrats demonstrates the necessity of the Second Amendment. In the period immediately before the Civil War, the most ferocious rhetoric came out of the mouths of Southern Democrats who were soon known as “fire-eaters.” They got that nickname because of the strength of their rhetoric in support of slavery and their willingness to talk about secession as a response to the possibility of abolitionists gaining influence in Congress, and even winning the White House. The louder and more ferocious speeches they gave, the stronger the abolitionist position seemed to become. Today,...
  • MI:Martin Luther King Jr. High School coach shoots attackers

    02/02/2013 4:03:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    (WXYZ) - Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot. Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources. The man who shot the attackers was 70 years old, according to...
  • 'We Are Undocumented And Unafraid, Because This Is What We Learned In School'

    02/02/2013 4:02:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The most disturbing thing is that she's probably right . . . On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show this morning, Cristina Jiménez, leader of United We Dream, an organization that advocates on behalf of illegal immigrant youth, declared "we are undocumented and unafraid, because this is what we learned in school." In American schools of today, dominated by government employee unions, she's likely only too accurate about what's being taught. View the video here.
  • The Biggest Loser

    02/02/2013 3:56:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Peter Schiff
    In Switzerland, it's not just the clocks that are cuckoo. Over the past four years Swiss politicians and central bankers have gone on an unprecedented buying spree of foreign exchange reserves. In 2012, their cache swelled to as much as $420 billion worth of various currencies, primarily the euro. This figure is a seven-fold increase since 2008 and equates to 70% of the country's annual GDP. The sum translates to $200,000 per family of four, enough to keep the Swiss in clocks, chocolates, and fondue for many years to come. The Swiss leadership will claim the money has been "invested"...