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  • Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change

    12/19/2012 2:04:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Matt Ridley
    Evidence points to a further rise of just 1°C by 2100. The net effect on the planet may actually be beneficial Forget the Doha climate jamboree that ended earlier this month. The theological discussions in Qatar of the arcana of climate treaties are irrelevant. By far the most important debate about climate change is taking place among scientists, on the issue of climate sensitivity: How much warming will a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide actually produce? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has to pronounce its answer to this question in its Fifth Assessment Report next year. The general public...
  • State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness

    12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack. Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton “developed a...
  • We’re Going to be in a New Recession-John Williams

    12/19/2012 1:58:51 PM PST · by Errant · 9 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Greg Hunter
    Economist John Williams thinks the economy is in worse shape than most people think. In 2013, Williams predicts, “As this goes forward, you’re going to see we’re going to be in a new recession.” The Federal Reserve announced last week it is now printing a total of $85 billion every month to reduce unemployment and stimulate the economy. Williams says, “That’s nonsense. . . . There’s nothing they can do to stimulate the economy.” Williams has long contended the Fed is really just using the weak economy to continue to prop up the banking system. Williams says, “If the Fed...
  • Before Proposing More Gun Control, Take a Conceal Carry Permit Class

    12/19/2012 1:52:33 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 4 replies
    4 Your Country . ^ | 12/19/12 | 4 Your Country
    If you are passionate about the need for gun control, I recommend you take a Conceal Carry course to understand the mind of honest gun owners. The President is still Polling the issue to determine how far he can go on gun control while keeping conservative democrats in his 2014 coalition. I await the results of the Chicago team's micro segmenting "borg" to understand the systematic calculus we now define as leadership......
  • Obama Comes After The Guns

    12/19/2012 1:52:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-19-2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama took to the podium to declare his unsurprising support for new, poorly-calibrated gun laws. His logic was simple: a horrific massacre occurred in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary, and we must try something. Anything. Well, not anything -- the same tried-and-true liberal gun control measures that have failed time and again.-snip-Obama explained what he wouldn’t really try: anything having to do with mental health (even though shooter Adam Lanza clearly suffered from mental health issues, as did the Gabby Giffords, Virginia Tech, and Aurora, Colorado shooters); anything having to do with the entertainment industry’s emphasis on...
  • Sen. Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons

    12/19/2012 1:46:16 PM PST · by massmike · 48 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | Robert Rizzuto
    Although he once said banning so-called assault weapons fell under the category of issues best left to the states, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told The Republican / MassLive.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he now supports federal action. Brown cited the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children, as the turning point in his stance on the issue. "What happened in Newtown where those children were subject to that level of violence is beyond my comprehension. As a state legislator in Massachusetts I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit....
  • ATF agent's personal weapon found at Mexican beauty queen cartel crime scene

    12/19/2012 1:42:22 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Mexican beauty queen Susana Flores Maria Gamez and four others died in a brutal gun battle between Sinaloa cartel members and the Mexican military in November. CBS News has learned that one weapon recovered from the area of the crime scene was originally purchased by federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was faulted by the Inspector General in Operation Fast and Furious. Gillett was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of ATF Phoenix when Fast and Furious started. The recovered weapon is a so-called FN Herstal pistol nicknamed a "cop-killer" because of its designation...
  • Off-duty deputy praised for taking down gunman at Mayan 14 theater

    12/19/2012 1:40:45 PM PST · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    KENS5News ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary Cooper
    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is calling one of their own a hero after deputies say she stopped what could have been a disastrous shooting inside a south-side movie theater lobby. Jesus Garcia, 19, was at the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 at SW Military and I-35 on Sunday night. According to San Antonio police, he was upset over a recent breakup with his girlfriend. According to both police and deputies, Garcia called into his girlfriend's work at The China Garden restaurant and said he was going to shoot somebody. The restaurant is located outside the theater. At 9:30 p.m., Garcia...
  • UN Chief Condemns Jerusalem Homes as "Dangerous"

    12/19/2012 1:39:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned Wednesday the decision to build hundreds of homes in Jerusalem. At a meeting of the UN Security Council, Ban said he was "concerned" about the construction plans... He called upon Israel to "avoid this dangerous path."
  • Jewish Shepherds Rescue Stolen Sheep from Armed Men

    12/19/2012 1:33:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    Jewish shepherds rescued a group of stolen sheep who were taken by armed men from the PA Authority regions. Levi Zohar told Arutz Sheva news that infiltrators had cut through the fences to the the Sde Bar youth farm in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. The sheep were discovered in a cave about 15 kilometers away guarded by two armed men. The farmers chased them away with rocks and retrieved the sheep. .....
  • Former NFL QB Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at a school where other teachers only saw problems

    12/19/2012 1:30:40 PM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/19/12 | Les Carpenter
    Before he left the Dallas Cowboys to come home again, Jon Kitna had one request of the two principals who run Lincoln High School: Give me your worst students. The other teachers told him to stop. This was last February and it was going to be hard enough to teach three algebra classes in the middle of a semester. He was two months gone from an NFL career that went for 16 years, after all. Yes, this was his old high school, the one where he was a star quarterback in the early 1990s, but didn’t the new football coach...
  • Biden 2008: If Obama ‘tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem’

    12/19/2012 1:20:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Biden 2008: If Obama ‘tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem’ December 19, 2012 | 11:56 am | Modified: December 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm Vice President Joe Biden is expected to lead the White House task force to examine more gun control legislation, but back in 2008 he did everything he could to convince voters that his running mate supported the Second Amendment. “I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said to voters during a campaign stop in Castlewood, Virginia on September 20. “Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re...
  • Diary of a Sociopath

    12/19/2012 1:16:20 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 57 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 12/19/2012 | By Lazamataz
    Jan 18, 2013: I cannot take people any more. They are all so evil. I need to slaughter 100's of them. How shall I do it? Well, I could use gasoline, and block entrances to a building. I could concoct some form of poisonous gas and introduce it into a ventilation system. I could create an explosive and collapse a building. No, none of those ways are too good. I think I must use a firearm. Jan 18, 2013: I purchased my firearm. It looks very scary, and it is black. It is a rifle. Now to purchase hi-capacity magazines....
  • Talk of New Gun Laws Spikes Firearm, Ammo Sales

    12/19/2012 1:05:56 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/19/12 | Rhett Morgan
    Among his customers Tuesday was the Rev. Steve Whitaker, president and CEO of the John 3:16 Mission in downtown Tulsa. "But my environment is much safer with the presence of firearms, whether it's in the hands of a security person or law enforcement or whether it's in the hands of a lawful gun carrier." Whitaker said having a firearm saved his life seven years ago. Leaving the Mission late one night, he stopped at a convenience store on North Cincinnati Avenue to gas up and fetched his gun from his vehicle after armed men threatened to kill him. The men,...
  • Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control

    12/19/2012 1:05:49 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The gun control debate, like all debates with the left, is reducible to the question of whether we are individuals who make our own decisions or a great squishy social mass that helplessly responds to stimuli. Do people kill with guns or does the availability of guns kill people? Do bad eating habits kill people or does the availability of junk food kill people? To the left these are distinctions without a difference. If a thing is available then it is the cause of the problem. The individual cannot be held accountable for shooting someone if there are guns for...
  • GM buys back stock; taxpayers may lose billions

    12/19/2012 12:54:28 PM PST · by John W · 13 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul A. Eisenstein
    General Motors will repurchase 200 million shares of its own stock currently held by the U.S. Treasury, with the White House announcing plans to sell off its remaining 300 million shares within the next 12 to 15 months. The automaker will pay $27.50 for the shares it will acquire, a 7.9% premium over the $25.49 closing price on December 18, 2012 – but that is also a sharp discount from the $33 price set during GM’s initial public offering in November 2010. And it means taxpayers will lose billions on the sale.
  • O'Malley: Expect new gun restrictions to be proposed in Md.

    12/19/2012 12:49:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Maryland lawmakers likely will consider several bills aimed at tightening restrictions on gun sales and ownership as a result of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Martin O'Malley told reporters Tuesday. "And the likelihood is that there will be a bill from this administration," he added, though he said he was not sure what the specifics will be. Among the measures legislators probably will consider are bans on the sale of assault weapons and accompanying large magazines, ways to make sure that people suffering from mental illnesses do not have access to firearms, and improvements to safety policies at...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term (DTD FEB 10, 2012!!)

    12/19/2012 12:48:45 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." "All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his...
  • ‘Stunning developments’ in Reese case as father, son are led shackled in court

    12/19/2012 12:48:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 December, 2012 | David Codrea
    What started as a motion to release a former New Mexico gun dealer and his son from jail until their sentencing date for federal gun form convictions will turn into a request for a new trial, a source close to the case and courtroom observer of yesterday’s hearing in the United States District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., has informed Gun Rights Examiner. Another report, filed today by consistently informed and reliable chroniclers of the case, documents due process violations via information withheld from the defense, and reveals a key government witness against the family is himself under investigation. Rick...
  • Study: Texas leads nation in unconventional oil and gas jobs

    12/19/2012 12:41:47 PM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 19, 2012 | Harry R. Weber
    Texas accounts for almost half the nearly 1.3 million industry jobs associated with unconventional oil and gas production in the 16 producing states this year, according to a new study. Some 576,000 Texans were in jobs linked to unconventional oil and gas in 2012, and that is expected to rise to almost 930,000 by the end of the decade, the IHS Global Insight study released Wednesday says. Oil shales, oil sands, gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquids are examples of unconventional oil and gas resources. The resources are often extracted using techniques other than traditional ones like wells. There are big economic impacts...