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  • WA:KIRO investigation may show Seattle buyback was all Hollywood

    02/07/2013 4:34:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Seattle’s KIRO news is advertising a report to air Thursday during the 5 p.m. broadcast that seems to suggest the recent gun buyback may have been all flash and no substance; in the vernacular it was “all Hollywood.” The promotional for this report features Alex Tabbarok, identified as a “gun buyback expert,” observing that “People who want guns for crime, they’re not going to give up their tools.” It is essentially the same argument posed by this column during the recent Seattle channel broadcast of Jan. 25 with former Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman. The report, by veteran KIRO reporter Amy...
  • Profound Weight of Layoffs Is Seen in Work Trends Survey

    02/07/2013 4:33:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2013 | CATHERINE RAMPELL
    Layoffs have touched nearly every American household in some fashion over the last few years, according to new survey data to be released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. While about 8 percent of Americans are unemployed, nearly a quarter of Americans say they were laid off at some point during the recession or afterward, according to the survey. More broadly, nearly eight in 10 say they know someone in their circle of family and friends who has lost a job. “This to me is why the recession was so all-consuming and is...
  • Tactical Firearms claims they were misrepresented on Piers Morgan Tonight

    02/07/2013 4:27:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    newsfixnow.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | NA
    KATY, TX – The gun control debate may be a bit out of control in Katy. CNN’s Piers Morgan chose Tactical Firearms, a Katy gun shop and shooting range as the backdrop for Monday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight”. Included in the Monday’s debate were Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, State Senator Dan Patrick and Ted Nugent. Tactical Firearms owner, Jeremy Alcede claims Morgan told him he wanted to use the time at the gun shop as a learning exercise. Alcede said, “He said, well, I’d like to learn more about guns. People criticize me, saying, how can I be...
  • Pending Jesse Jackson Jr. plea deal includes ‘significant jail time,’ source says

    02/07/2013 4:24:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 6, 2013 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned a plea deal is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal authorities probing allegations of campaign fund misuse. Sneed is told the plea deal includes Jackson serving time in federal prison. “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a top Sneed source close to the probe. “But I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source added. Sandi Jackson claims she was stunned by campaign finance abuse...
  • Bruce Willis: Don't infringe on Second Amendment

    02/07/2013 4:19:06 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 14 replies
    WTOP Entertainment website ^ | Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 12:34pm ET | RYAN PEARSON
    Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence. "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," Willis told The Associated Press in a recent interview while promoting his latest film, "A Good Day To Die Hard." ''If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"
  • NAACP Threatens to Sue LifeNews, Black Pro-Life Leader

    02/07/2013 4:11:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | february 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The NAACP has threatened to sue LifeNews.com and black pro-life leader Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger, for a recent column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” which notes the organization’s 44th Annual Image Awards. “The NAACP would rather sleep with Planned Parenthood, the urban staple and instigator of sexual irresponsibility, regardless of what people say. The affair has been going on for decades. The NAACP, despite denials, has publicly supported Planned Parenthood numerous...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - February 7, 2013

    02/07/2013 2:59:42 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Why was fraud Alex Haley quoted at inauguration? Similarities between famed author, Barack Obama

    02/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jack Cashill
    At the inauguration just past, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee shoehorned a quote by Alex Haley into his introduction of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The late Alex Haley, the author of ‘Roots,’ lived his life by these six words: ‘Find the good and praise it,’” said Alexander. “Today we praise the American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power as we inaugurate the president of the United States.” Ads by Google No More 2-Day Workweeks Congress should work 5 days a week, not 2. Agree? Sign the petition. NoLabels.org Join with Billy Graham, Declare: "I still have hope...
  • The Republicnas' Primary Problem

    02/07/2013 12:31:40 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 6 Feb 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything. But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances. In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce. In my analysis of...
  • Mediterranean diet good for diabetes, study shows

    02/06/2013 11:49:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Kathryn Doyle
    Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years. Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars. "If you look at different types of diets, these four can improve various aspects of diabetes control," lead author Dr. Olubukola Ajala, a diabetes specialist at Western Sussex Hospitals in the UK, told Reuters Health. More than 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. People with...
  • US to cut carrier fleet in Persian Gulf to 1

    02/06/2013 10:39:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 6:36 PM EST | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Pentagon is cutting its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region from two carriers to one, the Defense Department said Wednesday, in a move that represents one of the most significant effects of budget cuts on the U.S. military presence overseas. The decision comes as Washington struggles to find a way to avoid sharp automatic spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs next month. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved keeping just one carrier in the Persian Gulf region. The U.S. has maintained two aircraft carrier groups in the Gulf for most of the last...
  • BILL WHITTLE launches MrVirtualPresident.com to "shadow" Obama, releases "Virtual Inaugural" video

    02/06/2013 10:12:12 PM PST · by RonDog · 160 replies
    www.mrvirtualpresident.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Bill Whittle [with commentary by RonDog]
    From www.mrvirtualpresident.com/v-potus: V-POTUSWelcome to the home of the Virtual President of the United States (V-POTUS). The Virtual Presidency is a rhetorical device used to introduce common sense into modern American politics. During the next few weeks and months, this website will be in a state of constant growth. We'll continue to add new features, including...a shedule of speaking engagements... -- snip -- From www.mrvirtualpresident.com:Virtual Inaugural 2013 February 6, 2013 Virtual President Bill Whittle outlines the three essential qualities needed for the Pursuit of Happiness in Modern America... © 2013 Mr. Virtual President. All Rights Reserved.
  • Magnitude 8.0 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (Incredible quake activity above Australia)

    02/06/2013 9:57:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 58 replies
    USGS ^ | 2013 February 06 01:12:27 UTC
    Depth 28.7 km (17.8 miles)>81 km (50 miles) W of Lata, Solomon Islands
  • Budget cuts would reduce flying hours, F-35 orders: Air Force

    02/06/2013 9:47:23 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 6, 2013 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    Budget cuts would reduce flying hours, F-35 orders: Air Force (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force will have to curtail its orders for Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet, restructure a $52 billion tanker contract with Boeing Co and reduce its flying hours by 18 percent if lawmakers do not avert impending across-the-board spending cuts, the service told Congress on Wednesday. The Air Force, in a draft presentation to Congress, said it faced shortfalls of $1.8 billion in war funding and $12.4 billion overall if Congress does not forestall the cuts, known as sequestration, which are due to take effect...
  • Israel’s Stunner emerges on India’s radar

    02/06/2013 9:43:53 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | 02/07/2013 | SUJAN DUTTA
    Israel’s Stunner emerges on India’s radar SUJAN DUTTA Bangalore, Feb. 6: Behind Israel’s Iron Dome for India is a Stunner in the works. Israel, India’s furtive defence supplier that both countries keep shrouded behind layers of confidentiality, has outed itself in the Aero India 9th edition here. A truck-mounted launcher from its Iron Dome missile system greets visitors at the entrance to the biannual event in the IAF’s Yelahanka airbase that showcases the air combat inventory that India has on its wish list. The Iron Dome, successfully demonstrated in last year’s short sharp war between Israel and militants in the...
  • Gun Violence: What Can Be Done to Save Lives

    02/06/2013 9:37:11 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 22 replies
    Times Square Gossip ^ | Brian Woodward
    "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed."- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787 These are eloquent words spoken by as educated of a man as there was at the time. Noah Webster is an American icon, an editor of the Federalist Papers, an eminent author, and an opponent of slavery. He also lived in a different era where different...
  • 22 Veteran suicides daily! Is this really true? How can WE help THEM?

    02/06/2013 9:16:10 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 46 replies
    feb, 6, 2013 | San Rafael Blue
    Last week, I saw an article online that took my breath away. An average of Twenty Two U.S. Veterans are committing suicide each and every week! Is this true? I'm sorry, I can't refer you directly to that article, but it was not the first time I had heard something like this. I am not even sure the subject was active duty or in-active veterans, now chosing to end their lives. In spite of my spotty data, you must admit, have you not also heard of the many service people losing hope and leaving this existance 'ahead of schedule'? I...
  • Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (Double Homicide – Irvine, CA)

    02/06/2013 9:12:09 PM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: PHOTO: Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner – Wanted In Double Homicide – Armed/Dangerous Irvine Police looking for double murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, 34 yrs old, a former LAPD officer and Naval officer. He may be driving a blue Nissan Titan pickup 7×03191. He was fired from LAPD by a board of rights several years ago. Dorner was represented by the father of murder victim during his board of rights hearing prior to being fired. He has left a lengthy manifesto, is considered armed and dangerous. He knows how to avoid law enforcement and has...
  • Good news from Chris Rock: Obama is sort of our dad and our boss

    02/06/2013 9:00:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Via the Examiner, the only thing that makes this slightly less creepy than Demi Moore’s famous pledge of allegiance to The One is the fact that Rock can always plead “it’s a joke” later on. Is it, though? If you wanted a concise explanation of why liberals are suddenly A-OK with kill lists and drone strikes, you could do worse than this. Exit question: Is the president still our dad and our boss when he’s a Republican?
  • Ron Paul clarifies comments on death of Navy SEAL sniper

    02/06/2013 8:55:10 PM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    After a public backlash, former presidential candidate Ron Paul used his Facebook page to clarify controversial comments he made Monday about the Navy SEAL who was killed at a Texas gun range over the weekend. Paul wrote: “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Paul backtracked some and offered a clarification on his Facebook page. He wrote: "As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and...