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  • Newtown Chooses Good Guys with Guns

    02/03/2013 6:25:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    On a December day last year, a disturbed 20-year-old murdered his mother. He then drove to an elementary school where he killed 20 young children and six adults, reportedly using several firearms. Something has to be done to stop this sort of massacre from happening again. If that is possible. Or, according to some, something has to be done whether such prevention is possible or not. So immediately politicians who had long supported gun control laws argued that the Newtown atrocity proved the need for those laws. Despite government studies showing that a past assault weapons ban had no impact...
  • United States the Biggest Money Printing Loser (Peter Schiff)

    02/03/2013 6:23:20 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-3-2013 | Peter Schiff
    United States the Biggest Money Printing Loser Interest-Rates / US Interest RatesFebruary 02, 2013 - 10:46 AM GMT By: 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...
  • Senate Republicans Arm the Brotherhood

    02/03/2013 6:22:58 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/2/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Nearly two-thirds of them voted to give weapons to the Egyptian government. I’m done grumbling about how President Obama is empowering America’s enemies. After all, it is not just Obama. When it comes to abetting the Muslim Brotherhood, Republicans are right there with him. Not all of them, of course. This week, for example, Senator Rand Paul proposed an amendment that would have prohibited our government from transferring F-16 aircraft and Abrams tanks to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood–dominated government. This lunatic plan is not just an Obama initiative. It is also a GOP brainstorm — of a piece with 2011’s Libya...
  • Janet Napolitano suggests we fight back against “active shooters”– with SCISSORS!

    02/03/2013 6:20:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 2/2/2013 | Doug Book
    In July of 2012, Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a “show and tell” video instructing Americans on the best course of action should they suddenly find themselves in an “active shooter” situation. Entitled Run, Hide, Fight, the Big Sis-approved, 6 minute epic provided potential victims with crucial advice, such as “run away,” and “remain out of sight of the shooter.” Naturally, that’s the sort of counsel only government can provide. (1) Noticeably absent from the DHS tutorial, however, was any discussion of REAL weapons in the hands of prospective victims. Apparently firearms were not permitted in the...
  • Jim Carrey: The lives of assault rifle owners aren’t really ‘worth protecting’

    02/03/2013 6:19:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Twitchy
    "Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^\" Hey, gun owners: There’s “very little” about your life and even your very soul “worth protecting” if you bought an assault rifle after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, according to funnyman Jim Carrey. Because, you know, he values life and stuff. The emoticon at the end of his tweet just shows how much he cares. “Dumb and Dumber” doesn’t begin to cover this one. And Much like Musket Morgan, we’re guessing Carrey couldn’t...
  • More taking firearms classes in anticipation of concealed-carry

    02/03/2013 6:16:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    The State Journal Register - Illinois ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | LAUREN LEONE-CROSS
    More taking firearms classes in anticipation of concealed-carry By LAUREN LEONE-CROSS The State Journal-Register Posted Feb 02, 2013 @ 10:00 PM The growing possibility that Illinois will enact a concealed-carry law has certified firearms instructors like Greg Powell busier than usual. He taught two classes in Decatur on Saturday. Ninety-five people attended his morning class and 80 people were registered for his afternoon class. “Usually our classes run 20 to 30 people,” Powell said before Saturday’s events. Powell, of Marion, and his wife Patricia Snyder are National Rifle Association-certified instructors and Utah and Florida concealed-carry certified instructors. They offer courses...
  • Halt sequestration cuts in U.S. defense

    02/03/2013 6:12:33 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    Daily Times ^ | February 02, 2013 | Editorial Board
    n 2012, Republicans ran against the massive cuts to defense that might occur in early 2013 under the congressionally mandated budget sequester. At an Oct. 23 presidential debate, President Obama responded that his opponent, Mitt Romney, was blowing the risk out of proportion: The cuts, he said, “will not happen.” Well, those cuts are now scheduled to take effect on March 1 — and, by the look of things, they will. The GOP has changed its tune; the Republican majority in the House seems content to let them happen. Meanwhile, President Obama, whose defense secretary has warned in the direst...
  • He's Mad as Hell and Not Going to Invest Anymore

    02/03/2013 6:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Why this fat cat likes Obama's tax plan" was the headline of a full-page ad La Jolla, Calif., investor Norman Lizt took out in The New York Times in August. No, it wasn't really an endorsement. Lizt wrote that he has been a successful investor over the years, but if Americans re-elected President Barack Obama and his proposed tax hike became law, Lizt would face a marginal tax rate of "well over 50 percent." He wrote, "This represents the crossing of an inviolate threshold to me and is entirely unacceptable." Lizt explained that he liked Obama's tax plan because it...
  • Media Follows Obama's Orders to Mock Skeet-Gate Skeptics

    02/03/2013 6:02:17 AM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Some of you younger folks might not remember this, but there was a time when the media questioned Power. No, really, once upon a time, the media saw it as its duty to be forever questioning and skeptical of Power, especially when Power was in pursuit of more power. Today, however, the White House released a photo that purports to show Obama (love that tucked-in shirt) shooting skeet last August. Except… he's shooting straight ahead, which means that there's either a barn door somewhere in need of some patching, or Obama is such an awesome skeet shooter, he hits them...
  • Armed Guard Saves School Last Week (Gun Control Freaks Wrong Again)?

    02/03/2013 5:49:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Vice President Biden unfurled his genius during a Google+ “fireside” hangout last month stating that having “armed guards in schools would be a terrible mistake.” Really, José? Why don’t you rock up to Price Middle School in Atlanta on Monday morning and bray that insanity to the teachers and students who were spared an early grave because an armed guard took out the latest Lanza wannabe before he could waylay his peers? Oh, I’m sorry. Y’all haven’t heard about the armed guard taking down a shooter who passed his gun through the metal detectors at an Atlanta middle school? My...
  • Mayor's group sponsors gun control Super Bowl ad

    02/03/2013 5:48:27 AM PST · by Vaquero · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 2-3-13
    Print ... . . . NEW YORK (AP) — A gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is airing a Super Bowl advertisement calling for background checks. The 30-second spot by Mayors Against Illegal Guns will air in the Washington area during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
  • Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested

    02/03/2013 5:38:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | DEAN SCHABNER
    By DEAN SCHABNER Feb. 3, 2013 A man is under arrest in connection with the killing of two men at an Erath County, Texas, gun range, police said. One of the victims is former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. "We have lost more than we can replace. Chris was a patriot, a great father, and a true supporter of this country and its ideals. This is a tragedy for all of us. I send my deepest prayers and thoughts to his wife and two children," "American Sniper" co-author Scott McEwen said in a statement to ABC News....
  • Chris Kyle, record-holding sniper as Navy SEAL, killed in double slaying at Erath County gun range

    02/03/2013 5:30:27 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    dallasnews ^ | 03 February 2013 | TASHA TSIAPERAS
    Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was the U.S. military’s deadliest sharpshooter and wrote the best-selling book American Sniper, was fatally shot Saturday in a double slaying at an Erath County gun range, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Late Saturday, Lancaster police said they had arrested a man they say matched the description of a gunman wanted in the slayings. After a brief chase, officers arrested 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, said Lt. Kelly Hooten, a department spokesman. Kyle was at a charity event at the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort on behalf of his Dallas-based security...
  • SC:Statistics sometimes get lost in emotional debate over gun control

    02/03/2013 5:30:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    starbeacon.com ^ | 3 February, 2013 | David Wren
    GENEVA — Despite the rhetoric from both sides over the need for stricter gun control regulations — and the fear instilled by a rash of random shootings in public places nationwide — statistics show relatively few people will fall victim to violent, firearm-related crimes committed by strangers, according to a new study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. That study shows strangers committed about 38 percent of non-fatal, violent crimes including rape, robbery and assault in 2010, the most recent data available. Of that amount, only an average of 10 percent used a firearm while committing the crime. In...
  • Self-Interest 1, Dogma 0: Al Gore Is Out Of The Closet Again

    02/03/2013 5:12:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Our former U.S. Vice President Al Gore just sold one of his business holdings and earned a bit profit – and he contradicted himself while doing it. Gosh, I am shocked! Aren’t you? The headlines tell us that Gore is being pummeled with criticism from his fellow liberal-progressives because he sold Current TV, a television network that he co-founded, to Al Jazeera, a television network based in Qatar. In the liberal-progressive worldview, this transaction is problematic on two accounts. For one, Gore did business in an oil-producing country (Qatar), and for liberal-progressives, this is an un-forgivable sin. In their view,...
  • Why is Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Following Young Dominican Girl on Twitter?

    02/03/2013 5:07:36 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jim Treacher
    If you go to the verified Twitter account for Bob Menendez, @SenatorMenendez, and look at who he’s following, you see a lot of Twitter accounts that would make sense for a senator to follow: Dept. of Agriculture, HUD, the Mercer County NJ Democrats, etc. @Unapologeticxx? Who’s that? If you Google “Unapologeticxx,” you can see that the young lady has an Instagram account. And here’s one of the pictures she’s posted: And another: - Defense rests, your honor.
  • Hippie Healers, Congress and Sweetheart Sugar Money

    02/03/2013 4:32:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Some things are easy to mock, such as Al Gore – Pope Gorus IV of the Holy Church of Global Warming – selling his Current TV for hundreds of millions of oil dollars. But some other things are so bizarre it’s difficult to mock them because they come across as mockery already. Such is the case with the “Capitol Wellness Expo” happening on Capitol Hill this week. The master of ceremonies for the event is a woman named Judy Kosovich, an attorney who, among other things, has written of the need for people to reconnect with the Earth. OK, that’s...
  • Wilmington churches struck by graffiti vandals

    02/03/2013 4:27:14 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 10 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | 1/2/2013 | Staff
    Three Wilmington churches were struck by graffiti vandals early Saturday morning, police said. The vandals stenciled the words "brain washed" on statues, exterior walls, doors and stairs, according to the Rev. Philip Early, pastor of Saint Thomas of Villinova and Saint Dorothy's Catholic churches. A nearby Congregational church was also damaged. Early said, "Acting out accomplishes nothing." The graffiti was discovered early Saturday morning as several funerals were about to get underway.
  • Political Insider: Just when things looked like clear sailing for Menendez

    02/03/2013 4:01:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    At the start of the new year, things looked bright for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Hudson County's federal legislator by way of Union City, Hoboken and North Bergen. He won re-election in November and he is in line to take over as chairman of the ultra-powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now the committee is a punchline. Menendez has suddenly become the media's Lindsey Lohan of the Capital Beltway. I've known the senator since he was a teen aide for his mentor, the late state powertician Bill Musto, who was mayor of Union City and a highly influential New Jersey state...
  • Islamists: Actions of our fake 'attorney' outrageous!

    02/03/2013 3:17:59 AM PST · by wesagain · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    "Lawsuit contends council hired, protected, covered up for fraud"A group of Islamists in the United States, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, has admitted that actions by an “attorney” in one of its offices were outrageous, according to a filing in a legal battle over the liability that stems from the fact the man represented as a “resident attorney” wasn’t a licensed lawyer. The case, which consolidated several earlier complaints, alleges that CAIR, which was named by the U.S. Justice Department as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, was aware that its “resident attorney” and “manager for civil rights” at a now-defunct Maryland-Virginia...