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  • Do your elected officials know the meaning of the 2nd Amendment?

    01/10/2013 8:11:24 PM PST · by ealgeone · 23 replies
    vanity | 01/10/13 | Vanity
    I called my two senators and one congressman today to ask what their understanding of the Second Amendment was. Of the three....only the congressman's office gave the correct reply it gives the People the people the right to defend themselves from government. And I live in a Red state. You would think this would be the automatic reply. To be fair, I only got to speak to staff members, but the two Senate staff members didn't know. So I explained it to them. Not sure how they took it. Call your Senators and Congressman/woman and find out if they know.
  • One Goh incompetent in Oakland massacre

    01/10/2013 7:56:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2013 | Demian Bulwa
    A judge suspended the criminal case Monday against a former nursing student accused of murdering seven people at a small Oakland college, ruling that mental illness left him unable to understand the proceedings or assist in his defense. Judge Carrie Panetta made her ruling during a brief hearing in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, after receiving reports from two court-appointed psychiatrists who examined 44-year-old One Goh. The psychiatrists found him incompetent to stand trial because of paranoid schizophrenia, Goh's attorney said.
  • Ex-wife hog-ties Florida man, drags him behind truck: police

    01/10/2013 7:53:34 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-10-13 | By Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man's ex-wife used a stun gun on him, tied him to a truck bumper and dragged him for half a mile before he escaped, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported. Robert Hall, 54, remained in the surgical intensive care unit on Thursday at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was being treated for a broken pelvis, broken facial bones and bleeding in his brain, according to the sheriff's office. The attack took place in a rural part of New Smyrna Beach, a popular Florida resort town, where Hall typically stayed at...
  • Small Utah town makes gun in every home a top priority

    01/10/2013 7:50:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | AP
    Officials in a small Utah town want to make sure every head of household has a firearm and knows how to use it, and they want to give school teachers training with guns too.
  • New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms

    01/10/2013 7:33:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | January 10, 2013 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via www.sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Federal Regulators Admit That Clinton's Mortgage Scam Caused the Economic Crisis

    01/10/2013 6:56:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/10/13 | Rush
    RUSH: "Federal regulators for the first time are laying out rules," this is from the AP, "aimed at making sure that people who borrow money for mortgages can afford to repay them." Do you realize what this means? Do you realize what this means? "Federal regulators for the first time..." It's 2013! For the first time? This is a tantamount admission. Nobody's calling it this, except I, El Rushbo, except me. I'm telling you: It's a tantamount admission that the subprime mortgage mess was exactly what it was. It was people who were given loans that could never pay 'em...
  • Police: KTVU van window smashed, $20,000 worth of equipment stolen [Oakland]

    01/10/2013 6:52:44 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/10/2013 | Kristin J. Bender
    OAKLAND -- Thieves smashed a window of a KTVU news van parked in West Oakland for an assignment Thursday and stole roughly $20,000 worth of laptops and other electronic equipment, the latest in a long string of heists against reporters and photographers. --SNIP-- News photographers and reporters have been robbed and burglarized so many times since last spring that some stations are sending armed guards with media crews doing stories in Oakland.
  • Biden Compares Gun Control to Car Air Bags: ´We´re Saving Lives´

    01/10/2013 6:28:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/10/13 | Fred Lucas
    Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared restrictions on guns to auto safety regulations such as air bags, by saying neither the gun nor the auto industries wanted regulations to save lives. “Well they didn’t want to have air bags. Well, guess what? We have air bags. We’re saving lives,” Biden told reporters before a meeting with several stakeholders on the gun-control issue, as he plans to craft a set of proposals for President Barack Obama by Tuesday, Jan. 15. The proposals are expected to include a renewed ban on so-called assault weapons, and beefed-up background checks.
  • All out of ammo: US cops can’t stay stocked up as gun and bullet sales soar

    01/10/2013 6:27:27 PM PST · by American in Israel · 54 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/2013 | Spencer Platt
    A spike in gun and ammunition sales has caused a nationwide shortage that has delayed police training exercises and is putting a substantial amount of weaponry in civilian hands. Police in Atlanta, Georgia have been forced to delay training exercises due to a shortage of ammunition. The police department has put orders for more bullets on back-order, while officers are being deprived of the training that makes them capable of handling weapons. “When you can’t get ammunition, it is very concerning,” Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult tells WSBTV. “It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential...
  • Armed security guard not at school, snowed in

    01/10/2013 6:22:22 PM PST · by WellyP · 13 replies
    "...Officials said there's usually an armed officer on campus, but the person wasn't there because he was snowed in. Taft police officers arrived within 60 seconds of first reports..."
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-10-13

    01/10/2013 6:06:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-10-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 2 Indiana Republicans want expanded gun access

    01/10/2013 6:03:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    news-sentinel.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Tom LoBianco AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City has proposed allowing students to carry firearms on Indiana's public university campuses. Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn wants a bill that would exempt guns made exclusively in Indiana from federal rules and regulations.
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:36 PM PST · by jakerobins · 11 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:20 PM PST · by jakerobins · 13 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Jack Lew Bagged $950,000 Bonus After Citigroup Bailout

    01/10/2013 5:30:38 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | Wynton Hall
    In the wake of the financial meltdown, President Barack Obama derided Wall Street bonuses as “obscene,” calling them examples of “fat cats who are getting awarded for their failure.” But now, Mr. Obama has announced that he will nominate as his next Treasury secretary Jack Lew, a man who in 2009 bagged a $950,000 bonus after his bank, Citigroup, received billions in a taxpayer-funded bailout. Mr. Lew is the former chief operating officer of Citigroup’s Alternative Investments unit—a group that bet billions against homeowners paying their mortgages.
  • Sequestration, Chuck Hagel and the Democrats

    01/10/2013 5:14:17 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Jan 13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Lost somewhat in the fight over the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the upcoming standoff over the debt ceiling is the defense sequestration. If you will recall, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cuts would be devastating. In the campaign, the president said he would take care of that, and he has consistently argued that it was the Republicans who were holding the troops hostage to protect the rich from tax hikes. The GOP has given on the taxes, but the troops and our national security are still being held hostage by the president, who would only agree...
  • President Obama: Where are the Women? [The National Organization for Women (NOW)...]

    01/10/2013 5:13:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    President Obama: Where are the Women? January 10, 2013 President Obama has made a number of high-profile appointments recently -- four at last count, and they are all white men. Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., was in line to follow Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. The right wing unjustly smeared Rice, and despite the efforts of NOW and allied women's organizations, she was pushed aside and replaced with a white male nominee. And now we hear that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is leaving her post. Who will be her replacement? Write to President Obama today and...
  • Chicago police chief: WE'LL SHOOT LICENSED CIVILIANS WITH GUNS

    01/10/2013 5:11:01 PM PST · by gwjack · 134 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | January 10, 2013 | LiveLeak
    Chicago’s illustrious Police Chief, Superintendent or SuperNintendo (whichever you wish to call him) got on a local radio station in Chicago and told it like he perceives it. He said that citizens licensed to carry could be, and indeed predicted they would be shot by Chicago Police Officers.
  • Small Utah town encourages a gun in every home (video)

    01/10/2013 4:51:10 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bill Hemmer
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