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  • Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed

    12/19/2012 5:46:41 AM PST · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | UNK
    (Breitbart) – The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess. The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman. Twenty of the victims were young children. SPECIAL: “Do NOT let the government take our guns!’ Protect Your Gun Rights! The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.”...
  • ND drill rig activity lowest in 18 months

    12/19/2012 5:19:50 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Associated Press
    The number of rigs drilling for oil in North Dakota is at the lowest level in a year and a half. The State Department of Mineral Resources reports that just more than 180 rigs were drilling this week... 218 rigs were drilling in western North Dakota’s oil patch in late May...
  • 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President

    12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST · by John W · 98 replies
    time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer
    Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.
  • The Church and the Mandate

    12/19/2012 5:11:47 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2012 | George Weigel
    The strategic situation after a year, and the terrain ahead As the Catholic Church and the Obama administration approach the first anniversary of what has become the most serious confrontation between the Church and the federal government in U.S. history — a confrontation caused by a regulatory mandate implementing Obamacare — a review of the strategic situation is in order, with an eye to the terrain ahead. But given the confusions about this struggle that were sown in many minds during the presidential campaign (not least by the vice president of the United States), it is important to begin by...
  • Coal to challenge oil’s dominance by 2017, says IEA

    12/19/2012 5:07:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 18 December 2012 06.01 EST | Fiona Harvey
    Coal is likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next five years, with potentially disastrous consequences for the climate, according to the world's leading authority on energy economics. One of the biggest factors behind the rise in coal use has been the massive increase in the use of shale gas in the US. Coal consumption is increasing all over the world—even in countries and regions with carbon-cutting targets—except the US, where shale gas has displaced coal, shows new research from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The decline of the fuel in the US has...
  • Arbiter rules former Miss Pennsylvania must pay Donald Trump $5M

    12/19/2012 5:00:59 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 18, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — Sheena Monnin, the former Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 who resigned in June after claiming a pageant was rigged, must pay billionaire Donald Trump $5 million for defaming the Miss Universe Organization, a New York arbitrator ruled. The arbitrator, former U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz, said Monnin‘s statements about the Miss USA Pageant “were false” and “showed a reckless disregard.” Monnin, of Cranberry, could not be reached. Her lawyer, Richard Klineburger of Philadelphia, did not return calls.
  • Father, Former Marine Stands Guard At Elementary School

    12/19/2012 4:58:37 AM PST · by TSgt · 48 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Dec 18, 2012 6:19 PM EST | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one local father and former Marine is standing guard at his children's school and parents said he's a welcome addition to the school. Jordan Pritchard, a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, pulled down his old Marine Corps uniform from the attic Sunday night and decided to make a difference in his community. When he was in the military his job was to keep our country safe and for the next week he planned bring that safety home by standing guard outside the front door of...
  • South Korea's Park seen winning tight presidential election(40% counted, up by 5.4%)

    12/19/2012 4:28:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Jane Chung and Jack Kim
    South Korea's Park seen winning tight presidential election By Jane Chung and Jack Kim SEOUL | Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:56am EST (Reuters) - The daughter of the South Korea's former military ruler appeared to be leading in Wednesday's presidential vote, putting her on track to become the country's first woman head of state although her narrow advantage meant the race was set to go to the wire. A win for the 60-year old conservative Park Geun-hye would see her return to the presidential palace where she served as her father's first lady in the 1970s after Park's mother was...
  • Firearm Phobes Exploit School Shooting

    12/19/2012 4:16:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Janet M. LaRue
    When’s the last time you heard about a deranged gunman going on a shooting spree at a shooting range? Other than a spoof article on the Onion, a shooting range isn’t the preferred venue for a murderous shooting rampage. Despite all of the shooters, guns and ammo, I feel safer at a shooting range than just about anywhere else. It doesn’t require expert analysis to understand why gun-free areas, not shooting ranges, are the preferred venues of those who want to murder as many victims as possible before encountering return fire. Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old murderer of 20 young children...
  • The Most Absurd 'Loophole' in the Tax Code

    12/19/2012 2:43:21 AM PST · by plsjr · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Dec 2012 | Mike Flynn
    We all know that the U.S. tax code is riddled with "loopholes", exemptions and deductions intended to incentivize certain activities. ... to the technocrats in the federal government, the tax you don't have to pay on the value of rent you don't have to pay because you own your home is a loophole. Read that last sentence again. Its called "The Imputed Net Rental Income on Owner-Occupied Housing" and the feds include it in their annual list of "tax expenditures." That term is how Washington officially refers to credits, deductions and exemptions. Here's how the federal government describes it: Under...
  • French psychiatrist sentenced after patient commits murder

    12/19/2012 3:58:13 AM PST · by No One Special · 25 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 19, 2012 | Reuters
    MARSEILLES, France (Reuters) - A French psychiatrist whose patient hacked an elderly man to death was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case that could affect the way patients are treated. A court in Marseilles said Daniele Canarelli, 58, had committed a "grave error" by failing to recognize the public danger posed by Joel Gaillard, her patient of four years. Gaillard hacked to death 80-year-old Germain Trabuc with an axe in March 2004 in Gap, in the Alps region of southeastern France, 20 days after fleeing a consultation with Canarelli at Marseilles's Edouard Toulouse hospital. Canarelli was...
  • The Bullying Left Exploits Sandy Hook

    12/19/2012 3:57:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The horror of the massacre of innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. struck at the fabric of the American tapestry. Virtually every American has spent the last few days in a haze -- shocked at the nature of evil, confused and frustrated by the inability to prevent such an atrocity, fearful at the possibility of such a monstrous occurrence repeating itself. It is only natural in such times to discuss what we can do differently to prevent such things from happening. Nobody wants to see dead children, grieving parents or bullet-riddled schools. Nobody. We may disagree...
  • Obama to launch effort led by Biden to create new policies in wake of school shooting

    12/19/2012 3:48:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/19/2012 | ap
    President Barack Obama will launch an administration-wide effort Wednesday to create new policies aimed at preventing another mass school shooting. ,,,, Obama aides say Obama is likely to pursue some tightening of gun laws, including a ban on assault-style weapons.
  • Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’ takes steep drop on radio after Newtown [No calling for ban on violent music]

    12/19/2012 3:45:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | December 18, 2012 | Ray Rahman
    After the massacre in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, some radio stations across the country have pulled Ke$ha’s “Die Young” single from rotation, TMZ reports. The Warrior song was the No. 3 single on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of the tragic shooting, but it looks like the track is now plummeting from the charts. On Saturday, TMZ reports, airplay had dropped by 3 million listeners, and by Monday, that figure had fallen even further to about 148 million listeners —a 19 million drop from before the tragedy. The last time a song or artist dropped this steeply? When...
  • Man Arrested For Facebook Comments

    12/19/2012 1:48:19 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    700WLW News ^ | December 17, 2012 | 700WLW News
    (Finneytown)--18 year old Devon Carey from Finneytown was arrested after he allegedly threated to shoot children. Police say that Carey was tired of seeing all the comments about the tragedy in Connecticut on his facebook feed. He said he was so fed up that it made him want shoot kids himself.
  • Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy

    12/19/2012 3:33:12 AM PST · by Innovative · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Dana Ford and Holly Yan
    With the shock and horror from Newtown giving way to anger and calls for action, President Barack Obama will announce his first concrete steps Wednesday in addressing the raging debate about gun policy. Obama is expected to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency process to develop policy in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. White House aides say Obama won't announce major policy decisions Wednesday, but will outline his administration's path forward. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change," Obama told a packed auditorium at Newtown High School on Sunday.
  • Gun-control talks move to forefront [POLITICIANS RUSHING TO DESTROY LIBERTY!]

    12/19/2012 3:08:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 19, 2012
    With the massacre of schoolchildren in a Connecticut town still searing American hearts, conversations about gun control and how best to prevent mass shootings reverberated through the corridors of government at all levels yesterday. In Washington, President Barack Obama lent support to an announcement by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that she would craft a bill to reinstate the nation’s assault-weapons ban and close the so-called gun-show loophole permitting the sale of guns without a background check... In Michigan, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed some gun owners to bring concealed weapons to places such as...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 19, 2012

    12/19/2012 2:53:27 AM PST · by sneakers · 15 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 http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/
  • Report on Benghazi attack cites "systemic failures" [Miami news says "no one person to blame"]

    12/19/2012 2:45:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2012
    - An independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cited "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department. The attacks killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The failures resulted in a security plan "that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the 39-page, unclassified version of the report concluded.
  • Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept. ('systemic failures')

    12/19/2012 2:44:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Benghazi report could damage Clinton’s legacy at State Dept.By Julian Pecquet - 12/19/12 05:30 AM ET The Benghazi report released Tuesday night bemoans “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” in Hillary Clinton's State Department that could come back to haunt her should she run for president in 2016. Clinton remains one of the nation's most popular politicians and has worked tirelessly to improve America's image abroad following President George W. Bush's tenure. The independent review of the Sept. 11 attack, however, tarnishes that legacy by faulting the department for failing to put in place a coordinated approach for handling...