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  • The Chinese Want Gun Control -- in America

    12/21/2012 8:22:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Who'd have guessed it? When the Chinese aren't busy effecting forced abortions, persecuting political dissidents, sending contaminated products to our shores, or shipping us other junk that malfunctions a month after you buy it, they concern themselves with our well-being. In an article published by the Chinese government-front media outlet Xinhua, the Beijing regime calls on the Obama administration to use the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext for more gun control. The outlet writes, "Every time tragedy occurs, there are renewed appeals for gun regulation. However, the calls disappointingly always fail." Gee, we wouldn't want to disappoint the Chinese...
  • GALLUP: AMERICANS WANT MENTAL HEALTH LAWS, POLICE, NOT BANNING GUN

    12/21/2012 8:11:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Breeitbart-Big Gov't ^ | 21 dec 2012 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Despite the attempts by the Left to use the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut to forward their anti-gun agenda, Americans feel that there are other avenues they would rather explore to protect to innocent children, according to a new Gallup Poll. In order of preference, the poll shows that 53% of Americans would favor an increased police presence at schools, 50% wanted to increase government spending on mental health screening and treatment, 47% thought that gun violence on TV, in movies and in video games should be decreased, and 42% thought the sale of assault and semi-automatic guns should be banned....
  • So what’s Plan C?

    12/21/2012 7:59:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens when Plan B fails? That answer may matter less than the question of what happens to the man who promised Plan B would work in the first place. Chris Cillizza writes that John Boehner climbed onto a big limb with Plan B --- and then watched as his own caucus sawed it off: To be clear: This was a gambit by Boehner designed to be a show of force to President Obama. This was Boehner putting himself out on a limb in hopes wavering members would follow him. This vote mattered to Boehner.And he lost it.ItÂ’s not clear...
  • Obama Responds to Gun Violence Outcry (projectile barf alert)

    12/21/2012 7:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/21/12 | assoc. press
    President Obama issued a video response to the We the People petitions submitted to the White House after the Newtown shootings. Petitions relating to gun violence have gained more than 400,000 signatures in the past week. (Dec. 21)
  • Behind the scenes of a GOP meltdown

    12/21/2012 7:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/2012 | Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and recited the Serenity Prayer. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Boehner nearly cried. The Ohio Republican accepted that he couldn’t change the minds of his House Republican Conference. He tried to convince them that, facing tough negotiations with...
  • BAE unveils £2.5 bn deal for military jets to Oman

    12/21/2012 7:55:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Agence France Presse ^ | 12/22/2012 | Roland Jackson
    BAE unveils £2.5 bn deal for military jets to Oman LONDON — British defence giant BAE Systems unveiled on Friday a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion, 3.1-billion-euro) deal to sell 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and eight Hawk trainer planes to Oman. The deal, which will help sustain thousands of jobs in Britain, is the first major order since BAE Systems failed to merge with European aerospace giant EADS earlier this year, but failed to boost shares in the British company. "BAE Systems and the government of the Sultanate of Oman have entered into a contract for the supply of Typhoon and Hawk...
  • Three to be charged in Indianapolis explosion

    12/21/2012 7:43:15 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    wthr.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | WTHR
    NDIANAPOLIS - The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will announce charges Friday morning against three people in connection with the Nov. 10th Indianapolis south side explosion. A news conference is planned for 11:15 am. Watch it on WTHR.com or WTHR Channel 13. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, along with representatives from cooperating public safety agencies, will speak at the news conference. Homeowner Monserrate Shirley and her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, who lived in the home, and Leonard's brother, Robert Leonard, were arrested this morning.
  • Next Move Is Obama’s After Boehner’s Tax Plan Fails (McConnell preparing to surrender?)

    12/21/2012 7:37:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/12 | JACKIE CALMES
    With House Republicans’ revolt over their leader’s tax plan the evening before, President Obama on Friday faced the challenge of finding a new tax-and-spending solution — perhaps working now with Senate Republicans — to prevent a looming fiscal crisis in January. -snip- Officials in the administration and Congress, and in both parties, suggested the likeliest route was for Mr. Obama to seek a bipartisan accord with Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is the Senate majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican minority leader, and hope that it could get through the House under deadline...
  • Rush LImbaugh Show,"MERRY CHRISTMAS!",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WABC AM,EST December 21,2012

    12/21/2012 7:16:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 21,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Rush Limbaugh Says Obama Named Time's 'Person of the Year' Because He Represents 'New, Stupid....

    12/21/2012 7:07:25 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Says Obama Named Time's 'Person of the Year' Because He Represents 'New, Stupid America' By Randy Hall Created 12/21/2012 - 9:43am Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has slammed Time magazine's selection of President Barack Obama for the 2012 “Person of the Year” award when he charged on Wednesday and Thursday that the Democratic incumbent was re-elected because he appealed to “low-information morons” who make up a new demographic in the nation. On Wednesday's syndicated program, Limbaugh responded to the announcement made that morning on NBC's “Today Show” by stating that Richard Stengel, the editor of the...
  • Joe Friday: Man Out of Time

    12/21/2012 7:03:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    am spectator ^ | 12/21/12 | d flynn
    Dragnet’s Jack Webb died thirty years ago, and a lot of America has been dead ever since. Jack Webb, who died thirty years ago this weekend, arrived at the right time. “After the war, people were much more realistic,” notes Peggy Webber, star of more than 100 Dragnet episodes. “They wanted things to be as honest as possible. And he filled the bill.” Dragnet, as the just-the-facts catchphrase it inspired indicates, depicted police work without the frills. Whereas other detective stories attracted listeners through the promise of a weekly shootout, Dragnet snagged them by keeping the weapons holstered. The iconic...
  • Bethlehem Basilica’s wooden ceiling is among Med(iterranean)’s oldest

    12/21/2012 7:02:49 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 18, 2012 | GIORGIO BERNARDELLI
    An Italian study carried out on the Basilica’s wooden beams has revealed that the cedar was carved between the 6th and 7th centuries In the next few days, as is the case every year, all eyes will be on the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. But the deeper the studies on this ancient church go, the more surprises it seems to have in store. This is what transpires from a report published yesterday in the last edition of the Journal of Cultural Heritage and on Terrasanta.net.The report presents the results of a long study carried out on the Basilica’s...
  • Two arrested while supporting woman facing deportation

    12/21/2012 6:50:33 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    WGHP/MYFOX8 ^ | December 20, 2012 | Brandon Jones
    GREENSBORO, N.C. —Maria Perez’s fate isn’t clear right now. The mother of three young girls has lived in the Alamance County for the past decade. She’s often known as provider. Perez also takes care of her elderly father who suffers from glaucoma. Perez is set to be deported back to Mexico on December 27th ripping her away from the family that loves her so much. Perez turned to the North Carolina Dream Team for help
  • Finally, the Right Mascot for Radical Environmentalists

    12/21/2012 6:33:41 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 5 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 12/21/2012 | Robert Gordon
    The green community is readying to add to these Endangered Species Act injustices, fashioning a new weapon—the American burying beetle. As one liberal blogger puts it, the beetles “have earned the attention both of TransCanada and of environmental groups dedicated to protecting endangered species and interested as well in stopping the [Keystone XL] pipeline’s construction.” [emphasis added].
  • Arizona cops foil girl's school shooting plot with help from Toronto police

    12/21/2012 6:22:25 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | The Canadian Press | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - Officials in the U.S. say detectives have arrested a 16-year-old female student and foiled an Arizona school shooting plot with the help of Toronto police. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the girl's threat was posted on a YouTube channel owned by a transgender community in Toronto. The owner of the channel contacted Toronto police who then tracked down the teen who had plans to gun down her schoolmates at Red Mountain High and kill herself. According to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, U.S. detectives acted within hours of being alerted by officers in Toronto on Wednesday and visited the...
  • Russian lawmakers pass ban on U.S. adoption [On Every Level, Obama-Hillary "Reset" is a FAILURE]

    12/21/2012 6:01:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2012 | CNN STAFF
    Lawmakers in Moscow moved to ban Americans from adopting Russian children Friday, as they passed a bill that imposes a series of sanctions on U.S. interests, state media reported. Russia is one of the top sources of international adoptions to the United States. The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, adopted the bill on its third reading, the state-run RAPSI news agency reported. The measure will now move to the Federation Council and, if approved there, will go to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into law, the news agency said. The legislation could affect hundreds of American families...
  • State EBT panel nixes slew of major reforms

    12/21/2012 5:59:49 AM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 12/21/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    The panel reviewing the EBT system took a pass on major reforms yesterday, but Republicans are promising a fight in the state Legislature in the new year to fix the abuse-ravaged system once and for all. The EBT Cashless Commission’s final report was approved yesterday and called for more education and stricter enforcement but skipped over the toughest proposals. “The recommendations in the report are weak and ineffective, especially considering one of them is already law,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), one of the members of the commission composed of legislators and state advocates. “It was a missed opportunity...
  • Don't Fear The Higher Ed Bubble, Obama Will Keep Reflating It

    12/21/2012 5:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/20/2012 | Jay Schalin
    A few years ago, the country became aware of a “bubble” building in higher education, as it had in housing. Excessive demand – based largely on easy credit, government subsidies and the overselling of a college education – caused academia to expand unsustainably. Then came the economic downturn. With underemployed graduates and dropouts increasingly unable to repay loans, state legislatures cutting appropriations, and innovative competition making inroads, the bubble appeared ready to burst, or at least deflate. That could mean – so the theory goes – devastation for traditional academia: declining enrollments, with some colleges forced to close, perhaps; a...
  • AR-15s Save Lives -- Here’s Proof

    12/21/2012 5:42:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/21/2012 | Celia Bigelow
    Why does the media make it so difficult to find news stories of Americans employing guns--more specifically, semi-automatic guns (including AR-15s)--to save their lives? I set out to write a piece this morning to highlight heroic instances in which people have used semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in desperate attempts to defend themselves and others. To my surprise, Google didn’t take me very far. Conservatives know that the mainstream media has engaged in a biased war on the Second Amendment over the last few decades, but this morning’s search opened my eyes to the extremity of their bias. Instead of...
  • Obama asks Americans to help with gun law changes [Totalitarian Pretends He Cares What You Think]

    12/21/2012 5:33:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | December 21, 2012
    A website set up by the White House to solicit petitions has been flooded in the wake of last Friday's gun massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, and today, President Obama issued a video response to petitioners, indicating that he hears the outpouring loud and clear. "We hear you," said Mr. Obama. "Like the majority of Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms...It's encouraging that many gun owners have stepped up this week to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in Newtown - steps that both...