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  • Poll: US Support for Palestinian Authority Near All-Time Low

    12/16/2012 10:16:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 12/16/2012, 11:50 AM | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Only 10 percent of Americans sympathize with the Palestinian Authority, according to a new Pew Center poll, which shows that the United States public is also going isolationist.In answer to the question, “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more, Israel or the Palestinians?”, 50 percent identified with Israeli and only 10 percent with the Arabs. … The overwhelming support for Israel in the poll was more prominent among Republicans and evangelical Christians. …
  • Virtually Absent From US Press Coverage of Egypt’s Constitution/Referendum: About Sharia Law

    12/16/2012 9:40:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 15, 2012 | 09:21 | Tom Blumer
    As voting on Egypt’s constitution begins, an Associated Press story this morning by Aya Batrawy and Sarah El Deeb typifies how the U.S. press is only nibbling around the edges of its content. The headline reads “EGYPTIANS VOTE ON ISLAMIST-BACKED CONSTITUTION.” In the story’s content, the pair found an 23 year-old Egyptian engineer who told them, in their words, that “he felt the proposed constitution needed more, not less, Islamic content,” and expressed a belief that “All laws have to be in line with Shariah.” Nice misdirection there. As Andrew McCarthy, “arguably the most important prosecutor in the War on...
  • Number the Nukes

    12/16/2012 9:22:19 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 14, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Ex-Russian strategic commander says new Chinese missiles threaten 1987 U.S.-Russia arms treaty. A former commander of Russia’s nuclear forces warned the Obama administration this week that China’s short-range nuclear missiles are undermining the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia. Retired Col. Gen. Viktor Yesin, a former commander of Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces, also said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that U.S. and Western arms specialists have dramatically underestimated China’s nuclear arsenal. Beijing’s warhead arsenal, he said, likely is between 1,600 to 1,800 nuclear warheads and bombs. Yesin met with Pentagon, military,...
  • Justice Department Killed Plans For Comprehensive Background Checks

    12/16/2012 9:11:46 PM PST · by GVnana · 7 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | William Bigelow
    Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive. Some of these proposals made in a Justice Department study were: allowing the FBI access to other federal agencies’ information, as that would have enabled the FBI to make sure those who are banned from buying guns such as felons, drug users, mentally “defective” persons, domestic violence criminals,...
  • 'We Can't Tolerate This Anymore, These Tragedies Must End' [4th Trip: Ft.Hood, Tucson, & Aurora]

    12/16/2012 9:00:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Ed Pilkington
    Obama: 'We Can't Tolerate This Anymore, These Tragedies Must End' President issues strongest call for change in gun policy of any political leader in a generation saying carnage must end Ed Pilkington in Newtown guardian.co.uk, Sunday 16 December 2012 Barack Obama delivered the most impassioned speech of his presidency on Sunday night, addressing the grieving families of Newtown, Connecticut with words of comfort while delivering a clarion call to the nation that enough was enough and that the "carnage" of mass shootings must end. White House observers had expected the president to give an emotional address that would skirt around...
  • Report: Ahmadinejad To Cancel Turkey Trip After 'WWIII Threat'

    12/16/2012 8:27:20 PM PST · by Fennie · 7 replies
    INN ^ | December 16, 2012 | By David Lev
    After threatening that Ankara could set off "World War III" if it allows the U.S. to deploy Patriot missiles on its border with Syria, a report Sunday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not be visiting Turkey, as had been scheduled. Turkey's Hurriyet daily newspaper said that the cancellation of Ahmadinejad's visit had raised Turkish-Iranian tensions to new heights.
  • RJC: Hagel Appointment Would Be 'Slap in the Face' to Israel

    12/16/2012 8:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 12/16/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) announced its opposition to the potential appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense, citing a long list of actions Hagel has taken that raise alarms about his failure to support Israel. Hagel is said to be the leading contender to replace Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is expected to step down early next year. The RJC outlined a number of instances highlighting Hagel’s anti-Israel record: In August 2006, Hagel was one of only 12 Senators who refused to write the EU asking them to declare Hizbullah a terrorist organization; In October...
  • Gérard Depardieu to return French passport (was being taxed at 85% in France)

    12/16/2012 7:48:45 PM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    telegraph ^ | Dec 15th
    Gérard Depardieu has declared that he will return his French passport and leave his homeland, in an exasperated letter where he fired back at the French government's criticism of his decision to move to Belgium. It is addressed to Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, who called Depardieu "pathetic" for wanting to move just over the French border to the wealthy Belgian town of Néchin, where he will evade the current Left-leaning government's tax hikes. "I am handing over to you my passport and social security, which I have never used," he said. "We no longer have the same homeland,...
  • Shooter with hit-list shot dead in AT&T store(NY, 2010)

    12/16/2012 6:58:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    wktv.com ^ | 27 May, 2010 | NA
    NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - Abraham Dickan, 79, of Utica, was angry with the employees at AT&T in New York Mills - anger that he had shown them many times before, but never in the way he did on Thursday, May 27. Shortly before 1 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon, Dickan walked into the cellular phone store on Commercial Drive, with a .357 magnum in his hand, and a list in his pocket containing the six names of the AT&T store employees to which he was holding such deep anger, and planned to kill as a result. "The suspect...
  • Man falls under street sweeper and dies after Brooklyn Nets game

    12/16/2012 6:35:48 PM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, KAYLEE OSOWSKI and NATALIE O’NEILL
    This was not a clean death. A slow-moving street sweeper struck and killed a man near Barclays Center just hours after the Brooklyn Nets won with a homecourt buzzer-beater Friday night, cops said. Ronald Sinvil, 36, was crossing Flatbush Avenue near Atlantic Avenue at 1 a.m. and moved right into the path of the Sanitation vehicle — but was at first able to get back onto the curb when he heard the driver honking his horn and yelling at him, police sources said. The driver, who was headed northbound on Flatbush, then believed he was in the clear and continued...
  • Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons

    12/16/2012 6:25:59 PM PST · by quantim · 89 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Dec 16, 7:20 PM EST | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States. The proposals were among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "Assault weapons were developed for the U.S. military, not commercial gun manufacturers," Lieberman said before a vigil Sunday night in Newtown. "This is a moment to start a very serious national conversation about violence in our society, particularly about these acts of mass violence," said...
  • Obamacare Gets Stunning Rebuke from 25 States

    12/16/2012 6:08:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 06:41 PM | John O. Edwards
    December 14 has come and gone—and President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—better known as Obamacare—has received a stunning blow. State governments had until December 14, 2012 to decide whether or not they would build their own health insurance exchange, an online service that would allow individuals to purchase private health insurance if it wasn’t provided for by their employees. That date has now passed, and the exchange has been rebuked by half the states—with 25 state governments refusing to participate in this critical component of Obamacare. Their refusal won’t stop exchanges in their states. Under the law, states...
  • Obama's Sec Def Pick? I'm U.S. Senator, not Israeli Senator (Hagel)

    12/16/2012 6:07:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/12 | Politico
    POLITICO: In an interview with Aaron David Miller for his book published by Random House, "The Much Too Promised Land," Sen. Chuck Hagel spoke about Israel
  • Even in Medical School, Affirmative Action Rules

    12/16/2012 2:17:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | December 16, 2012 | Chris Mondie
    When it comes to becoming a physician, the academic rigors, years of schooling, and personal sacrifice common to the effort are well-known. This process is a sort of rite of passage, an intellectual marathon that only the best and brightest can complete. As such, medical schools should select candidates best-suited to excel throughout school and cultivate the skills that will allow them to practice in the best health care system in the world. The process by which these candidates are selected, however, may come as a shock. In examining documents made public by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC),...
  • Egyptian Christian Women Banned From Voting in Yesterday’s Election

    12/16/2012 5:34:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    gateway ^ | December 16, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Muslim women could vote. Islamic winter. An Egyptian judge banned Christian women from voting in yesterday’s election. Al-Arabiya reported: A group of Egypt’s Christian women voters were banned on Saturday in Cairo’s Nasr City from casting their ballot in a disputed constitutional referendum, an Al Arabiya correspondent and AFP reported. Nasr City was the scene of mass rallies last night as Islamists who support President Mohammed Mursi took to the streets. Details of banning Coptic Christians from voting are not immediately available, but earlier the opposition National Salvation Front was quoted by AFP as saying that a judge in...
  • 'Wasn't The Connecticut Killer Just Doing What Abortionists Do Every Day?' Shocking Outburst By....

    12/16/2012 5:26:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 16, 2012 | AMANDA WILLIAMS
    'Wasn't The Connecticut Killer Just Doing What Abortionists Do Every Day?' Shocking Outburst By Former SNL Star Sparks Outrage Comedian turned politico Victoria Jackson said 'this is what you get when you forget the Ten Commandments' The Facebook post - which has so far received more than 150 'likes' - also quickly attracted angry comments By AMANDA WILLIAMS 16 December 2012 Comedian turned political commentator Victoria Jackson has caused outrage by apparently comparing the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School with abortion. The former Saturday Night Live star, who is now an outspoken political conservative, posted a message on her...
  • Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table

    12/16/2012 5:20:21 PM PST · by Hoodat · 167 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Dec 2012 | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane
    House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a major concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end “fiscal cliff.” The offer came Friday, according to people in both parties familiar with the talks, as part of the latest effort by Boehner (R-Ohio) to strike a deal with President Obama to replace more than $500 billion in painful deficit-reduction measures set to take effect in January. With the national debt already bumping up against...
  • Connecticut school shooting: Adam Lanza's mother was preparing for disaster(PREPPER BLAME)

    12/16/2012 5:18:35 PM PST · by RummyChick · 93 replies
    The telegraph ^ | 12/16 | jon swaine
    Nancy Lanza, whose gun collection was raided by her son Adam for Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook school, was part of the “prepper” movement, which urges readiness for social chaos by hoarding supplies and training with weapons. “She prepared for the worst,” her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told reporters. “Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?”
  • Another Fort Hood shooting: Military cops kill U.S. soldier during gunfight

    12/16/2012 4:51:31 PM PST · by LSUfan · 35 replies
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 16 Dec 12 | Jim Kouri
    A U.S. soldier was killed Friday after he opened fire on members of the Military Police at the Fort Hood Army base in the state of Texas, according to a source. The MPs at Fort Hood while on routine patrol discovered a suspicious vehicle parked near the main gate of the base in the early morning, according to the law enforcement source.
  • Depardieu 'to give up passport' in tax exile row

    12/16/2012 4:51:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 12-16-12 | BBC
    French actor Gerard Depardieu says he is handing back his French passport after the prime minister criticised him for moving to Belgium to avoid taxes. In a letter to a newspaper he lambasted the French government for punishing "success, creation and talent". Last week the 63-year-old actor announced he was moving to the small Belgian town of Nechin just over the French border. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault described the decision as "shabby". Next year, the top rate of income tax in France is due to become 75% on earnings above 1m euros. It is currently 50% in Belgium. "I...
  • Barney Frank won’t go quietly (big mouth goes Hollywood)

    12/16/2012 4:45:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/12
    Barney Frank won’t go quietlyBy ASSOCIATED PRESS | 12/16/12 12:53 PM EST **SNIP** Frank has retained Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel to ensure he is a paid fixture on cable television, the lecture circuit, in bookstores - and maybe the occasional sitcom or Broadway show. He has already sent his agent two book proposals, one offering a recipe for future liberal success and the other a “semi-memoir” about the history of the gay rights movement. And he leaves Washington with a particular disdain for Fox News. “I’m hoping to get paid well to do what I do now for nothing,” a...
  • Popularity of tiny Dutch Caribbean island soars following gay marriage

    12/16/2012 4:07:33 PM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/16/12 | AP
    ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A speck of an island in the Dutch Caribbean has become increasingly popular with gay couples after legislators legalized same-sex marriages in a region still openly hostile to gays and lesbians. Two men were recently married in Saba, marking the first ceremony of its kind in the region and setting off a frenzy of calls from gay couples in other Dutch Caribbean islands seeking to marry, said Julietta Woods with Saba’s Civil Registry office.”People keep calling me every second,” she said by telephone this week. As part of the Netherlands Kingdom, the islands of Saba, Bonaire and...
  • We Are Witnessing The Death Of Small Business In America

    12/16/2012 3:59:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    TEC ^ | 12/16/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Historically, small businesses have been the primary engine of new job creation in the United States. If the economy was getting healthy, we would expect to see the number of jobs at new businesses rise. Instead, we are witnessing just the opposite. We are told that the economy is supposed to be "recovering", but the number of "startup jobs" at new businesses has fallen for five years in a row. According to an analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data performed by economist Tim Kane, there were almost 12 startup jobs per 1000 Americans back in the year 2006....
  • Pope Warns 'Gay Marriage Is A Threat to Humanity'

    12/16/2012 3:40:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 10, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka , Christian Post Contributor
    The Pope has again condemned same-sex marriage and on Monday warned that it is a threat to humanity. Speaking directly to international diplomats at a New Year’s address, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged various economic and social factors that he says affect the world today. "Policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself," The Pontiff said, according to Reuters. "The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states," he said. "Pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a...
  • Syrian VP: Neither Side Can Win Militarily

    12/16/2012 3:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Neither side in the conflict in Syria can win using military methods, the country’s vice president has admitted. In an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which will be published Monday and of which excerpts were released on Sunday, Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa said that “with every passing day, the military and political solutions get further away.” “The way events are heading will lead to an uncomfortable place where things will definitely go from bad to worse,” he told the newspaper. Al-Sharaa added, “We must be in the position of defending Syria’s existence. We are not in a battle...
  • Court Convicts Accessory to Fogel Murderers

    12/16/2012 3:26:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Military Court in Shomron (Samaria) convicted Yazed Hassan Mohammed Awad on Sunday of assisting the murderers of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar on March 11, 2011. According to the charge sheet against him, Awad gave shelter to some of the people involved in the multiple murders and attempted to obstruct justice by briefing the suspects regarding Shin Bet interrogation techniques. In addition, he held two M-16 weapons that were stolen in the course of the murderous attack. The defendant denied the charges but in view of the evidence, the court decided unanimously to convict him. Knesset...
  • Police arrest man with 47 guns after threatening to kill at ANOTHER elementary school

    12/16/2012 3:18:57 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Full Title Was: Police arrest man with 47 guns after threatening to 'kill as many people as possible' at ANOTHER elementary school at the SAME TIME as Connecticut massacre An Indiana man with 47 guns and stocks of ammunition was arrested after threatening to go into a local elementary school and 'kill as many people as he could before police could stop him'. Von Meyer, 60, was arrested on Friday after his wife called Cedar Lake police after he threatened to set her on fire and continue his violent spree by attacking a nearby elementary school. The loaded threat came...
  • Has life in America gone insane?

    12/16/2012 2:52:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun December 16, 2012
    (CNN) -- Taking attendance. That is the phrase used by the parent of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student, describing to a reporter what went on in the firehouse near the school as terrified mothers and fathers arrived in the minutes and hours after the shootings. The mothers and fathers looked anxiously for children who had lived through the shootings and had been brought into the firehouse. The surviving children and their parents found each other. But the other parents waited and waited. Their sons and daughters did not appear. And as the mothers and fathers who had been reunited...
  • Keystone XL critics now calling for more indepth climate change study

    12/16/2012 2:21:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012
    With President Obama poised to decide whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline -- based on a second, more environmentally-sensitive path -- critics now appear focused on derailing the project over a climate change study. TransCanada Corp. submitted a revised application after the president rejected the first one in January because it took the 1,700-mile-long pipeline across an aquifer in Nebraska. However, environmental groups say producing oil from Alberta tar sands releases more carbon dioxide than conventional drilling, which would increase global warming, and that studies on the first application were inadequate. Jeremy Symons, of the National Wildlife...
  • Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder

    12/16/2012 2:07:20 PM PST · by absalom01 · 42 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | March 2012 | Clayton Cramer
    For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers. Such crimes had taken place before, such as the Texas Tower murders by Charles Whitman in 1966,1 but their rarity meant that they were shocking. Something changed in the 1980s: these senseless mass murders started to happen with increasing frequency. People were shocked when James Huberty killed twenty-one strangers in a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California in 1984, and Patrick Purdy...
  • Beltway express lanes creating a learning curve for drivers

    12/16/2012 1:43:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Dr. Gridlock
    There aren’t more, because some people just don’t like to pay tolls, and others haven’t figured how they can take advantage of the lanes. Transurban is happy to have anybody’s toll money, whether they are locals or long-distance travelers, but the lanes are designed largely for the benefit of local travelers. The entrance and exit system reflects that. The Tysons area business and civic leaders with whom I’ve talked express optimism about the lanes and seem hopeful about the two new access points at Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive. At this early stage, the most vexing thing about the...
  • Nancy Lanza feared son, Adam, was ‘getting worse’; ‘he was burning himself with a lighter’

    12/16/2012 12:53:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 136 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/16/12 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Less than a week before her son would launch his horrifying attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun-loving mom Nancy Lanza knew "she was losing him" and that "he was getting worse." -snip- Adam, who the coroner's office said Sunday shot Nancy Lanza, 54, several times in the head before unleashing a nightmarish attack that killed 20 schoolchildren and six others Friday, was prone to hurting himself, the drinking buddy said. "Nancy told me he was burning himself with a lighter. In the ankles or arms or something," he recalled of a conversation they had about a year ago. "It...
  • Sanitizing Adam Lanza

    12/16/2012 12:48:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    Amid all its political correctness and ideological distortion, one thing often overlooked concerning the mainstream media is its essential strangeness, its near-total separation from any behavior, attitudes, or ideas that could be defined as "normal". We find yet another example of this in the treatment of Adam Lanza, the Newtown CT shooter. A photograph released by the wire services reveals a delicate-looking kid with a shy smile and a goofy haircut. The standard reader's reaction would amount to a shake of the head and a "what could have made such a nice kid do it?" But there's another photo extant...
  • Handpicked Bank Fails Schools' Test (Reparations averted)

    12/16/2012 12:30:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 12/13/12 | Paul C. Clark
    Handpicked Bank Fails Schools' Testby Paul C. Clark Staff Writer December 13, 2012 The administration of Guilford County School Superintendent Mo Green has killed an effort by the Guilford County Board of Education's four black members to divert taxpayer money from the banks Guilford County Schools usually uses to Durham-based Mechanics and Farmers Bank. After pressure from school board members Sandra Alexander, Deena Hayes, Carlvena Foster and Amos Quick, the school board in September voted unanimously to consider overriding the way it invests the taxpayer money it holds to steer money to one bank: the Greensboro branch of the black-owned,...
  • Gunman’s computers may be key in Connecticut school shooting investigation

    12/16/2012 12:22:46 PM PST · by EBH · 99 replies
    Yahoo, The Lookout ^ | 12/16/12 | Jason Sickles
    For a young man who has been described as withdrawn from the outside world, Lanza's computer room is likely a gold mine for detectives, a veteran law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told Yahoo News. "If he visited certain websites, they are going to glean whatever information they can from that and see what it means," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. "Does he have friends he communicates with online? Was there a fight with somebody?" Lt. J. Paul Vance with the Connecticut State Police...
  • Connecticut gunman attended school where he killed 26, governor says

    12/16/2012 12:20:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/16/12 | M. Alex Johnson
    An explanation still hasn't emerged for why a man killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but it does appear that he attended the school as a youngster, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy told NBC News on Sunday. Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother multiple times in the head in her home before driving to the school in her car and killing 20 children and six adults in two classrooms Friday in Newtown, Conn., authorities said Sunday. The gunman then shot himself in the head as emergency crews arrived at the scene.
  • Flashback 2011 - Texas Moves Closer to Allowing Guns on College Campuses

    12/16/2012 11:49:44 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    Texas has become the next state to propose legislation that would permit college students to carry guns on campus, in defense of the Second Amendment. Texas Moves Closer to Allowing Guns on College Campuses The New American 28 February 2011 In one of the most controversial, but many say common-sense, moves related to campus violence and Second Amendment rights, the state of Texas is considering legislation that would allow students, professors, teachers, and other personnel to carry firearms on the campuses of elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as those of colleges and universities — without any violations...
  • Michigan's 'hot dog guy' getting new digs after protesters destroyed his supplies

    12/16/2012 11:38:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The “hot dog guy” is getting new digs. Clinton Tarver, the owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart and Casual Catering, saw his small business thrust into the national spotlight on Tuesday when his supplies were destroyed at a pro-union protest against right-to-work legislation in Lansing, Mich. “Violent” demonstrators tore down a tent where Tarver was serving his dogs, he said, prompting a staff member for a local lawmaker to create an online fundraiser for the 63-year-old downtown fixture. As of Friday, more than $33,000 had been donated. “I’m overwhelmed,” Tarver said Friday. “The public has shown such love to me....
  • DNA leads police to Vanessa Pham murder suspect

    12/16/2012 11:33:43 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: December 13,2012 | Justin Jouvenal
    Vanessa Pham’s friends and family prayed, held vigils and beseeched the public for help in the search for the 19-year-old’s killer. For 21 / 2 years, there was virtually nothing to give them hope. But then, in the span of a few days, came a DNA match and the arrest of Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. That brought relief, shock — and, for some, still more emptiness.“I don’t know how to feel or what it means,” said Jake Beckhard, who attended Vienna’s James Madison High School with Pham. “I want to know who this person is that killed her.” Answers to that...
  • [Video] Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zones

    12/16/2012 11:15:46 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Penn and Teller / Youtube ^ | 2011 | Penn and Teller
    Penn and Teller explain why Gun-Free School Zones Promotes More School Shootings. Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zoneshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLr-oZWPXVc Real Solution: Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • [Video] Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime

    12/16/2012 11:08:43 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Fox News/Youtube ^ | 2011 | Fox News
    Video: Will More Gun-Free Zones Stop Crime, Robbery, and Murder?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg_AcBeHgo Real Solution Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • CNN Poll to Freep: Do you own a gun?

    12/16/2012 10:58:13 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 81 replies
    Do you own a gun? Read Related Articles No63%15515 Yes37%9111 Total votes: 24626
  • ‘I am Adam Lanza’s mother’

    12/16/2012 10:32:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 203 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/12 | David Beard
    <p>“I live with a son who is mentally ill. I love my son. But he terrifies me.’’</p>
  • Front Sight Special Blog: When Will We Wake Up(free firearms training for teachers,educators)

    12/16/2012 10:17:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com ^ | 14 December, 2012 | NA
    Once again, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, arguably the world leader in providing intensified courses in the defensive use of firearms for private citizens, has the answer to stopping further attacks on school children. Front Sight will once again offer free firearms training to any school administrator, teachers, or full time staff members designated as school Safety Monitors. Front Sight will accept for training up to three staff members from each school, college or university. Applicants must submit a letter requesting training on school letterhead signed by the top school district official and designating the applicant as the school’s Safety...
  • Worshippers hurriedly leave church, citing bomb threat not far from Conn elementary school

    12/16/2012 10:14:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | ap
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Worshippers have hurriedly left a church in Newtown, Conn., saying there was a bomb threat. Police in SWAT gear arrived at the St. Rose of Lima Church not far from the elementary school where 20 kids and six adults were killed Friday.
  • Report: Connecticut Shooting Was Revenge Killing

    12/16/2012 10:12:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 112 replies
    Chief Connecticut Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver has released the names of those killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza on December 14. Besides proving anew that the lives of far too many innocent people were taken by a cold blooded criminal, the report suggests that the killings were carried out in an act of revenge. According to the report, Lanza shot the 20 child victims -- eight boys and 12 girls -- at close range and shot each victim between three and eleven times. Other reports indicate that Lanza "visited Sandy Hook Elementary the day before [the shooting] and was involved...
  • Opinion: The Rise and Decline of Mass Shootings

    12/16/2012 10:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    aolnews.com ^ | 1 March, 2010 | Grant Duwe
    (March 1) -- When it comes to mass public shootings, the decade doesn't seem to be starting out too well. Just two months in and already there was a shooting rampage in rural Virginia (which claimed eight lives), one at the University of Alabama (three dead) and other in Denver, near Columbine High School, in which two middle school students were injured. But the fact is that, while mass public shootings always tend to galvanize massive media coverage, they are becoming increasingly less common, falling sharply in the last decade compared with the previous two. And understanding this decline is...
  • Sickening: Westboro Baptist to Protest Funerals of Connecticut Shooting Victims

    12/16/2012 10:01:10 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    The way anti-gunners have handled of the Connecticut shooting has been one of the most disturbing things ever. Within hours of the tragedy they turned it into what they hope is their opportunity to finally pass another gun control law. The tweets of Michael Moore, the press releases of Mayors Bloomberg, Menino, and public statements of Democrat Reps bear witness to this. But perverted attempt to make gains from the Connecticut shooting became even more pronounced when Westboro Baptist Church announced they will picket the funerals of those killed on Friday. Why? -- because doing so gives them the opportunity...
  • RAIL INDICATORS: The Economy Continues To Soften

    12/16/2012 9:53:13 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI - Pragmativ Capitalism ^ | 12-16-2012 | Cullen Roche
    RAIL INDICATORS: The Economy Continues To Soften Cullen Roche, Pragmatic CapitalismDec. 16, 2012, 10:39 AM More weakness in this week’s rail traffic report. The AAR reported a -0.3% reading in intermodal. This is the second consecutive negative weekly reading. This brings the 12 week moving average down to 1.3%. That’s about in-line with the consensus Q4 GDP predictions and indicative of an economy that is growing, but just slightly. Here’s more via AAR: “The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported declines in weekly rail traffic for the week ending December 8, 2012, with U.S. railroads originating 292,206 carloads, down...
  • Revealed: Connecticut school gunman's 'survivalist' mother was obsessed with guns[...]

    12/16/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 105 replies
    The mother of Newtown school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was a survivalist who was stockpiling food because she thought the world economy was on the verge of collapse. Nancy Lanza began hoarding such items because she feared that the financial crisis was going to bring about the end of civilized society. She reportedly became 'obsessed' with guns and taught Adam how to shoot, but on Friday he turned on her and blasted the woman to death while she laid in her own bed. Law enforcement sources told the Hartford Courant that she had not gotten up - and could have...