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  • Gun debate sparks several bills in Utah Legislature (PRO gun laws)

    02/22/2013 3:56:27 PM PST · by skyman · 4 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Feb 20 2013 | Richard Piatt
    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers heard several separate bills about guns and gun control Wednesday, and three bills in particular are getting attention. HB76 would allow any adult over the age of 21 to carry a concealed weapon with or without a permit. The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee 7-2. HB114 declares the firearm regulation is "reserved completely to the state" and would penalize anyone attempting to enforce federal law. HB268 would keep police officers from charging a person with disorderly conduct just for carrying a weapon in public without other disorderly behaviors. Both bills will be reviewed by...
  • Dorner Manhunt Reveals Police Contempt for Public Safety

    02/22/2013 3:37:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 246 replies
    Reason ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    Police typically say that their top mission is to protect “public safety.” That’s the lingo. But the recently concluded manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, accused of murdering four people after releasing a manifesto decrying his 2008 firing from the force, suggests that concern about the public’s actual safety sometimes is fairly low on the list of police priorities.Last weekend, police opened fire on a 71-year-old newspaper carrier and her 47-year-old daughter who had the misfortune of driving a pick-up truck police thought might be Dorner’s. The Los Angeles police detectives who opened fire on them,...
  • Massive Gun Ban Introduced [in Oregon House]

    02/22/2013 3:33:52 PM PST · by AuntB · 46 replies
    Oregon Firearms Federation ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Kevin Starrett
    Two days after Senate Democrats claimed they would not seek a ban on modern firearms and feeding devices, Democrats in the Oregon House introduced just that. Seven Senators joined with eight House Reps to introduce a sweeping ban on virtually all modern firearms. Among the Senators is, of course, Ginny Burdick, who claimed on Wednesday “that she is backing off an attempt to push through a bill on gun clips that she drafted following the December shootings at the Clackamas Mall.” The other sponsors are: Representatives BAILEY, BUCKLEY, DEMBROW, FREDERICK, READ, REARDON, TOMEI, Senators , DINGFELDER, HASS, MONNES- ANDERSON, MONROE,...
  • Obama Touts Gun Control, Not Gang Control, In Hometown

    02/22/2013 3:28:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: On his way to a play date with the world's most famous golfer, President Obama stops in America's most violent city to push universal background checks that Chicago's violent street gangs will totally ignore. Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed late Friday just hours after her younger sister joined a group of teens onstage for President Obama's speech in Chicago on gun violence. McFarlane was shot to death hours after her little sister, Destini, 14, sat just feet away as Obama spoke in the aftermath of the similar murder of Hadiya Pendleton. The 15-year-old Pendleton was gunned down in...
  • (Tampa, FL) issues boil water notice due to power outage

    02/22/2013 3:24:27 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay Business Journal ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Staff
    The city of Tampa has issued a system-wide boil water notice due to a power failure at its David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility. The outage resulted in either temporary low pressure or loss of water service to customers, the city said in a mid-afternoon Friday statement. TECO and city crews are working to make repairs. “All customers within the city of Tampa water service area are reminded to follow precautionary boil water for a minimum of the next 48 hours,” the city statement said. Updates will be posted as they become available on tampagov.net/water.
  • NY's Cardinal Dolan questioned on Wis. abuse cases

    02/22/2013 3:15:51 PM PST · by haffast · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | RACHEL ZOLL
    New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, just days ahead of his departure for Rome and the conclave that will elect the next pope, has been deposed about clergy sex abuse in his former Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Dolan, who led Milwaukee's Roman Catholics from 2002 to 2009, answered questions Wednesday about his decision to publicize names of clergy members who had been accused of molesting children in cases that are mostly decades old, church attorney Frank LoCoco said. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, an independent network of abuse victims and their supporters, said it would press to make the...
  • Breaking: Obama Campaign Voter Fraud

    02/22/2013 3:14:59 PM PST · by mgist · 90 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2/22/13 | James Simpson
    North Carolina’s Civitas Institute has revealed that the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Obama campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the internet in violation of state law. This has been confirmed through records requests filed with all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The counting is not yet complete. North Carolina does not allow online voting, but according to Civitas, SBE staff authorized an Obama campaign website, Gottaregister.com, to use a web-based registration program. The SBE’s chief lawyer responded to the charge with a plainly disingenuous 1984-newspeak answer: Wright repeatedly denied that the SBE allowed...
  • Cardinal Dolan finds common ground with Obama on guns

    02/22/2013 3:08:52 PM PST · by haffast · 52 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Feb 20, 2013 / 02:00 am | CNS
    Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York highlighted President Barack Obama's “call for sensible steps on gun control,” noting that it is an area of agreement for the two leaders. “I found myself nodding in agreement when the President said, '….Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Americans who believe in the Second Amendment – have come together around common-sense reform, like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun,'” the cardinal said. In a Feb. 15 post on his blog, “The Gospel in the Digital Age,” he explained that he was “very much...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 22,2013

    02/22/2013 2:59:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 22, 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
  • Bexar County deputy shot, suspect killed

    02/22/2013 2:46:52 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 7 replies
    WOAI News 4 ^ | 22 FEB 2013 | Wire Report
    CONVERSE, Texas -- A suspect in the shooting of a Bexar County deputy has reportedly been shot and killed by officers. News 4 was told there was a two-vehicle accident near Old Cimarron Trail and Gibbs Sprawl Road. The deputy, identified as Deputy Manuel Herrera, a 12-year veteran, was nearby and went to the scene. As he got out of his vehicle and approached the crash site, a man who was involved in the accident opened fire on him. Herrera was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the leg. After the shooting, the suspect and a female...
  • Ethics and Efficacies - Forget the Games

    02/22/2013 2:44:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February | Charles Payne
    Follow your emotions anywhereIs it really magic in the air?Never let your feelings get you down.Open up your eyes and look aroundIt's just an illusion...illusion...illusion-Steve Jolly The Fed was able to do with the minutes of its last gathering what President Obama couldn't the day before - scare the hell out of the market! In many ways the White House and Federal Reserve work toward the creation of illusions. In the case of the White House, it is making people think the economy is great and gathering momentum but too fragile to withstand a 2% hit to spending. The Federal...
  • Black Leaders: ‘Direct Correlation Between Gun Control and Black People Control’

    02/22/2013 3:27:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 22, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Video at link Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, spoke at a press conference on gun control on Feb. 22, 2013 in D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Gun control dates back to laws before and after the Civil War that prohibited or restricted African Americans from owning firearms, a group of black leaders said Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “History is [rife] with examples. There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control,” Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Frederick Douglass Society, said at the event. Swimp compared the...
  • The Case for a Higher Gasoline Tax (NYSlimes)

    02/22/2013 3:25:08 PM PST · by matt04 · 32 replies
    THE average price of gasoline in the United States, $3.78 on Thursday, has been steadily climbing for more than a month and is approaching the three previous post-recession peaks, in May 2011 and in April and September of last year. But if our goal is to get Americans to drive less and use more fuel-efficient vehicles, and to reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases, gas prices need to be even higher. The current federal gasoline tax, 18.4 cents a gallon, has been essentially stable since 1993; in inflation-adjusted terms, it’s fallen by 40 percent since then. ......
  • Assemblymember Proposes Bullet Tax

    02/22/2013 3:22:21 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 20 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 02-22-2013 | Mark Demsky
    <p>Sacramento Assemblyman Roger Dickinson wants to put a 5 cent tax for every bullet you buy in the State of California.</p> <p>Gun advocates say though it just doesn’t add up.</p> <p>“Our politicians have become some of the best gun and amo salesmen in history,” noted Mark Gardner a Sacramento gun owner.</p>
  • Moody's cuts UK credit rating one notch to Aa1

    02/22/2013 3:21:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | 02/22/2013
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Friday cut the United Kingdom's credit rating to Aa1 from Aaa, citing weakness in the nation's medium-term growth outlook that it now expects to extend for a number of years. The outlook on the credit is stable, the firm said in a statement.
  • SCOTUS Employees Caught withholding legal documents from Supreme Court Justices

    02/22/2013 3:19:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    EVIDENCE OF EMPLOYEES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES HIDING FROM JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT PLEADINGS AND DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY PLAINTIFFS AND ATTORNEYS, REMOVING CASES FROM THE ELECTRONIC DOCKET, EVIDENCE OF BOGUS CONFERENCES OF JUSTICES BEING REPORTED TO THE PUBLIC, WHEN NO SUCH CONFERENCES TOOK PLACES AND THE JUSTICES BEING CLUELESS ABOUT THE VERY EXISTENCES OF HE CASE, EVIDENCE OF CRIMINAL COMPLICITY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE SUPREME COURT AND TREASON IN THE MOST SERIOUS CASES DEALING WITH NATIONAL SECURITY.
  • Will GOP Fumble Away Guaranteed Sequester Victory?

    02/22/2013 3:17:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Notwithstanding hysterical rhetoric from the White House, the bureaucracies, and the various pro-spending lobbies in Washington, the sequester does not mean “vicious” or “draconian” spending cuts. I wish that was the case.All it does is restrain spending so that it grows by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion. We need a much greater degree of fiscal discipline to address the long-term spending crisis – including some real entitlement reform.But the sequester is certainly better than doing nothing.My concern, though, is that feckless and incompetent Republicans will fumble away victory. I explain in this Larry Kudlow...
  • House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte Opposes 'Pathway to Citizenship' (Call to support)

    02/22/2013 3:10:47 PM PST · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-22-2013 | John Hill
    Goodlatte: "People have a pathway to citizenship right now: It's to abide by the immigration laws..."- by John HillStand With ArizonaUh-oh. Looks like there may be an unscheduled stop on the Obama-McCain-Schumer-Rubio amnesty express. The head of the House committee tasked with overseeing the nation's immigration laws has come out squarely against a "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants, yet another sign that an amnesty bill could face a tough road to passage. ABC reported that "House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told NPR he opposes allowing many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States from eventually gaining...
  • Voice of America

    02/22/2013 3:03:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Fellow Fan, It was wholly a pleasure to get your video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" as only she could -- and did. It rekindled childhood memories of listening to the Kate Smith radio show every school day morning at 9 in Miss Hinkle's fourth grade class. It was the best part of the day, not counting baseball at recess. It included a wrap-up of the day's news, and so fulfilled the Current Events requirement. But the show wasn't over till the fat lady sang. And did she ever, especially "God Bless America." Her version has no...
  • Genderfication of Adolescence

    02/22/2013 2:52:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Not so long ago, "gender" was something mostly of interest to flirtatious nouns. But then, as the culture became both more vulgar and more squeamish, "gender" replaced "sex" as the distinction between "him" and "her." Now "date," which described how him and her got acquainted, is replaced by "hook up." Gender used to tell us about language; now, it describes behavioral roles. The word sex was unambiguous, referring to the natural biological differences. But the genderfication of sex expands to encompass the experiences of the transgendered, lesbian and male homosexuals. Whereas sex refers to two, gender creates a crowd --...