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  • British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings

    12/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/27/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people. Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up. Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504 Instead of gun...
  • Police: Man defends himself, kills robbery suspect(GA)

    12/27/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    newschannel9.com ^ | 26 December, 2012 | AP
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Police in Atlanta say a man was defending himself when he shot and killed a suspected robber on Christmas Eve. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says the attempted robbery happened Monday night on Jackson Street in southeast Atlanta.
  • Plea for help from Chinese labor camp worker paid $1.61 per MONTH found stuffed in Oregon woman's

    12/27/2012 9:06:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/12 | Helen Pow
    Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions. The 42-year-old charity worker from Portland discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two novelty headstones when she opened the kit in October. 'Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,' the unsigned note, that was folded into eighths, read. 'Thousands people here who are under...
  • Intruder fatally shot after breaking into Glen Burnie business, police say [MD]

    12/27/2012 9:02:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 25 December, 2012 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Anne Arundel County police are investigating a report that an employee in a coin shop in Glen Burnie shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a 6:28 a.m. call Christmas morning at Arundel County Coin Shop in the 7400 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and were met by an employee of the business, police said. He told police that an intruder broke into the business while he was there, and during an altercation inside, the intruder was shot, police said. The intruder ran out of the building and collapsed, police said. Paramedics were called, and the man...
  • Prison vs School: The Tour ( A Youtube video back to back comparison)

    This video was made before the Sandy Hook killings. I expect that the prison-like conditions will grow worse.Prison vs School: The Tour Question: What do children learn when they attend prison-like indoctrination centers similar to those seen in this video? When children are in many ways treated like prisoners, and know that armed police and courts stand ready at all times to enforce the incarceration, what are they learning? Answer: They risk learning to be comfortable prisoners of the state, comfortable with state compulsion, and they risk learning to be comfortable with the continuous threat of armed police and court...
  • For Four Retailers, Do or Die

    12/27/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2012 | ANN ZIMMERMAN And DANA MATTIOLI
    While 2013 will be a tough year for retailers due to the tepid economic recovery, a few in particular face a critical 12 months. Their experiences highlight the challenges facing store chains, from increasingly cautious consumers to fierce online competition. These unlucky retailers are going into the New Year with extra woes: slipping sales, questionable strategies and tight finances—which is why they are the ones to watch, and not in a good way. Best Buy Co. BBY -1.22% has been plagued by the retail phenomenon called "showrooming," where shoppers examine products in its stores but buy online through rivals. A...
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #2 - Children in the Hospital (Hillary brain cancer? rumor)

    12/27/2012 8:42:15 AM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    fr ^ | 1997, dfu version 2002 | dfu
    NOTE: the National Enquirer is spreading a brain cancer rumor, something the Hillary camp has denied. Let's revisit the story of Hillary and her shameful visit to children with cancer, shall we? In this series of 30 episodes about the evil that is Hillary, I admittedly called it incorrectly. At the time, I thought the two greatest threats to our republic were Islamic terrorists and Hillary Clinton. There were actually three great threats. I had no idea at the time about the community organizer from Chicago, whose purpose in life was to fool the masses of dumbed down voters and...
  • The "NO" Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 27-28,2012

    12/27/2012 8:31:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 27-28,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    During this Christmas/New Year's 2013 vacation week for Rush, there are some very intesting subbing hosts. Sorry to not have posted, thought it was a best of, turned out to be Mark Steyn. Oh well. Enjoy the subs. Rush will be back on January 3, 2013. :)=^..^=
  • Blogger Retaliates Against Paper That Published Gun Owner Addresses

    12/27/2012 8:13:44 AM PST · by Patriot95 · 24 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 27 December 2012 | Liz Klimas
    In retaliation against the New York newspaper — the Journal News — that published the addresses of those pistol permit holders in two of the state’s counties, a blogger has created a map pinpointing the addresses of the newspaper’s employees. Mimicking the title of the Journal News’ original article, Robert Cox with “Talk of the Sound” headlined his post: Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?
  • Report: GOP senators won’t confirm Kerry until Clinton testifies on Benghazi

    12/27/2012 8:13:10 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. “The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes. Clinton backed out of testifying at a congressional hearing last week after fainting and suffering a concussion. She was the first cabinet-level...
  • Media disdain for the David Gregory story

    12/27/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    Some political and media types weren't impressed by headlines this week reporting that D.C. police are investigating the alleged display of a gun magazine on NBC's Meet the Press. They took to the Internet with their disdain for the story. "Excellent use of DC police resources, investigating 'Meet the Press' for committing an act of journalism," snarked the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "When guns are outlawed, only David Gregory will have guns," Slate's Matt Yglesias offered.
  • HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff

    12/27/2012 7:40:51 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    HARRY REID: 'It Looks Like' We'll Go Over The Cliff Brett LoGiuratoDecember 27, 2012Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this morning that it "looks like" Congress will fail to come to a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff. "It looks like that's where we're headed," Reid said. "I don't know, time-wise, how it can happen now." It's not exactly a surprise — leaders left Washington last week without any imminent signs of a deal in the making. But it's a grim warning just days before tax hikes and automatic spending cuts begin to take effect. Reid opened the Senate...
  • Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States

    12/27/2012 7:31:25 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-27-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States By Michael Snyder December 26th, 2012 America is rapidly becoming a nation of takers. An increasing number of Americans expect the government to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order to pay for it all. This philosophy can be very seductive, but what happens when the number of takers eventually outnumbers the number of producers? In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector...
  • Man the Nazis could not kill: A giant with a volcanic temper, he shot 100 enemy soldiers and won..

    Sergeant-Major Stan Hollis, of Middlesbrough was the only soldier awarded a VC at D-Day and is believed to have gunned down 100 German soldiersDuring the early hours of June 6, 1944 - D-Day - lines of scared young soldiers waited in the dark for the order to board the landing craft that would take them into battle on the beaches of northern France. At the last minute they were issued with an unexpected piece of equipment — a condom each! ‘What are these for?’ boomed out the voice of Sergeant-Major Stan Hollis, a hulking power-house of a man from...
  • US: Consumer Confidence scares at 65.1 in November

    12/27/2012 7:18:37 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    fxstreet.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | fxstreet.com
    FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - A fall of 6.4 points in November was registered by the Consumer Confidence indicator released by the Conference Board. Data fell from 75.1 (revised from 73.7) to 65.1, coming much lower than the expected 70.3.
  • NBC’s David Gregory Breaks Gun Laws "For the Greater Good"

    12/27/2012 6:54:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/27/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    By now you've seen the stories about NBC anchor David Gregory breaking Washington D.C. gun laws by brandishing a 30-round magazine during his abrasive interview with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre last Sunday. From the anchor chair, Gregory pretty much said high capacity magazines should be banned. Now, because the possession of 30-round magazines are illegal in the District of Columbia, Gregory is under investigation by police; as he should be. Not only did he violate D.C. gun laws, but according to D.C. police [who have confirmed multiple times], he knowingly violated the law after being denied the use...
  • Professor: Don't Be Surprised If There's A War Between Japan And China In The Next Year

    12/27/2012 6:50:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Chinese planes flew near Japanese airspace Monday to assert its claims to Japan's Senkaku islands (China calls them the Diaoyu islands). The move came just as Japan announced its new prime minister. Hugh White, a professor at Australian National University and a former Australian defense official, believes this is the latest sign the two countries are heading to war. And the U.S. will be dragged in. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, White says we are now witnessing the types of conditions that have historically led to war — despite conflict being in no one's interest. THIS is how wars...
  • Piers Morgan: Hey, let’s amend the Bible ("Bible and Constitution basically, inherently flawed.”)

    12/27/2012 6:48:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    And not just the Bible, but Piers Morgan wants to amend the Constitution, too. It's a darn good thing that the CNN host needed work badly enough to emigrate to a place that he finds so disagreeable. What did we ever do without him?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO I have no issue with the concept of amending the Constitution --- and neither did the founders, who accepted that it might prove flawed for later use. That's why they included the mechanisms for amending the foundational document of American law within it, mechanisms that have been used 17 times since...
  • Hillary Clinton does NOT have brain cancer: Officials slam 'nonsense' claims

    12/27/2012 6:39:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2012
    Complete Headline: Hillary Clinton does NOT have brain cancer: Officials slam 'nonsense' claims debilitating illness was behind collapse and decision to step down The National Enquirer claims brain cancer is behind Clinton's recent collapse and that she is facing a barrage of medical tests State Department labelled the claims 'absolute nonsense' and insists she is recovering well at home The Secretary of State suffered a concussion after she collapsed in her home earlier this month On Friday, President Barack Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Clinton after she chose to step down Government officials have vehemently denied claims...
  • Fiscal Endgame (NYT makes case for going over cliff)

    12/27/2012 6:36:57 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2012
    But failure to reach a deal by year-end would also bring about deeper and more immediate pain for low- and middle-income Americans. No deal means the end of federal unemployment benefits, averaging $290 a week. Some two million people would be cut off immediately, and nearly one million more who would be cut off in the first quarter of 2013. It means the end of the 2 percent payroll tax cut, which, for the past two years, has reduced taxes for 125 million households, boosting pay by nearly $1,000 a year for the typical household making $50,000. It also means...