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  • Gun-rights groups: Our 'backs are against the wall' [Obama Tries to Overwhelm & Destroy Freedom]

    01/12/2013 5:06:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 1/12/13 | Matthew DeLuca
    As lawmakers from Connecticut to California rush to propose new restrictions on firearms and ammunition, state-level gun-rights activists are playing defense for the first time in years, with some saying they face fights they may not win. “Our backs are against the wall,” said Scott Wilson, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun rights group. “We are in for the fight of our lives. I have never seen anything like it.”
  • Hillsborough County School Board to vote on armed security for elementary students

    01/12/2013 4:51:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 1/9/2013 | Carson Chambers
    TAMPA - "They didn't know how it would affect them when they came back to school," said mom Sheri Bryant. Stand in the hallway at Oak Grove Elementary School in Tampa and picture yourself as a 9-year old, a 4th grader, after what happened in Newtown, Connecticut. "He looked forward to coming to school and I want to make sure this stays a safe environment for him to come to and that he always feels safe. Every kid should feel safe in school," she continued. -snip- The extra security would cost $2 million, which will come from the district's contingency...
  • GARY SHILLING: We're In For Another 5 Years Of Painful Deleveraging (Job Loss To Rise, 11.0%, 2015)

    01/12/2013 4:37:10 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-12-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    GARY SHILLING: We're In For Another 5 Years Of Painful Deleveraging (Job Losses To Rise, 11.0% - 2015) Mamta BadkarJanuary 12, 2013 The current domestic and global investing environment is dominated by deleveraging, according to Gary Shilling. In other words, households and institutions are slashing the debt on their balance sheets. And according to Shilling, we still have some way to go: "The deleveraging process for both these sectors has commenced, but it has a long way to go to return to the long run flat trends and we are strong believers in reversions to well-established trend. If we simply...
  • Experts Say All Computer Users Should Disable Java ASAP

    01/12/2013 4:23:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Datamation ^ | 1/11/13 | Cynthia Harvey
    Numerous security experts are warning that all computer users should disable Java on their systems immediately. Earlier this week, researchers discovered a vulnerability in Java that was being actively exploited. InformationWeek's Matthew J. Schwartz reported, "Security experts have a message for all businesses: Disable Java now, and keep it disabled. That's their advice message after the discovery Thursday of yet another zero-day Java vulnerability, as well as a number of attacks that are already exploiting the flaw to run arbitrary code on PCs."
  • Jerusalem of white: Snow falls in capital

    01/12/2013 12:50:07 AM PST · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/10/2013 | MELANIE LIDMAN
    Biggest snowstorm since 1992 pounds capital, paralyzing transportation and bringing more than 20 cm of precipitation. Thursday’s “storm of the decade” provided the requisite shots for the rare winter storm in Jerusalem: haredim praying at the Western Wall, snow clinging to their black hats. President Shimon Peres built a snowman, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was pummeled from the right and the left – with snowballs. But no one could have prepared Jerusalemites for the sheer amount of snow that fell early on Thursday morning. At the peak of the snow, children trampled through more than 20 centimeters of fresh...
  • Jerry Brown: California's deficit is gone

    01/11/2013 10:09:09 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    For the first time in five years, California is not facing a deficit as Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers work to put together a spending plan for the next fiscal year.
  • Grassley suggests openness to gun control idea

    01/11/2013 9:41:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2013 | Gregory Wallace
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, a conservative Republican from Iowa, suggested Friday he may be open to a limited form of gun control - restricting the size of gun magazines - if that legislation does not violate the Constitutional protection of gun rights. "I think that's a whole different issue and it can maybe be dealt with without violating the Second Amendment, but I want to see the legislation," Grassley told Iowa Public Television in an interview Friday. But he reaffirmed his opposition to reinstating the assault weapons ban that Congress passed in 1994. Asked if he would support limiting the capacity...
  • Obama to Deliver State of the Union on Lincoln's Birthday

    01/11/2013 9:54:15 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 51 replies
    Thw Weekly Standard ^ | 1/11/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will deliver this year's State of the Union Address on February 12, which is the same day as Abraham Lincoln's birthday. "Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions," House speaker John Boehner writes in a letter to Obama, inviting him to deliver the address. "This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the Nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America’s...
  • America, Prepare For A Century Of Drought

    01/11/2013 9:33:04 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Rob Wile
    America, Prepare For A Century Of Drought Rob WileJan. 11, 2013, 6:21 PM Corn and wheat prices surged today. The immediate reason appeared to be the year-end USDA report, that showed supplies were lower than projected. But concurrent with that report was the release of the Commerce Department's National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee National Climate Assessment survey. One of the findings: we can expect up to a century of drought. Here's a chart from the report projecting percent of the country in drought conditions in the coming years.Commerce/NOAA The red line is based on observed temperature and precipitation. The...
  • Frisco texas building nations largest indoor gun range

    01/11/2013 9:09:32 PM PST · by praytell · 20 replies
    Fox 4 news DFW ^ | 1-11-13 | Myfoxdfw
    Frisco gun club indoor range being built. Over 40 lanes. Over 40,000 square feet being built.
  • Is Obama Setting the Stage to Seize the Power of the Purse?

    01/11/2013 8:29:38 PM PST · by Hoodat · 63 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | January 11, 2013, 6:07 pm | Keith Koffler
    The White House may craftily be laying the groundwork for a massive and thoroughly unconstitutional seizure of power from Congress.Republicans are threatening not to raise the debt ceiling limit unless President Obama agrees to significant cuts in spending. And so, a move is increasingly afoot to have Obama raise it himself. It’s hard to imagine that the growing clamor doesn’t have the approval of the White House. And it’s hard to imagine a more egregious abuse of power.There are few Constitutional principles more clear than that Congress is in charge of allotting the nation’s cash. . .
  • Mississippi's only abortion clinic misses deadline

    01/11/2013 8:17:41 PM PST · by Islander7 · 19 replies
    WDAM TV ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | By Cheryl Lasseter
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Mississippi's only abortion clinic missed a deadline Friday to comply with a state law requiring each of its physicians to get hospital admitting privileges. Diane Derzis, administrator of the Jackson Women's Health Organization, said every Jackson-area hospital where the clinic applied for privileges said it doesn't want to deal with the pressure of being associated with abortion providers. As the deadline passes, the Mississippi Department of Health won't immediately close the clinic, but will pay an unannounced visit to the clinic within the next few days. If the clinic is found to be non-compliant,...
  • Wyoming's Firearm Protection Act

    01/11/2013 7:58:50 PM PST · by morethanright · 16 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-11 20:07:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."~ 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.Many Americans mistakenly define the above as "states rights." States have no rights ... people do. As the Declaration of Independence states, "...Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." The purpose of that power is first and foremost to "secure" the individual "rights" of every free man and woman.The state legislature of Wyoming is considering a bill...
  • Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park

    01/11/2013 7:47:48 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 21 replies
    CBS 2 via Drudge ^ | 1/11/2013
    Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported exclusively. The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the park’s Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day after opening up the capped cannon for cleaning.
  • Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council

    01/11/2013 7:20:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-11-13 | Hal Dardick, John Byrne, Rick Pearson and Katherine Skiba
    Ald. Sandi Jackson has resigned from the Chicago City Council. The 7th Ward alderman submitted her resignation letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel today. It is effective Tuesday. "After much consideration and while dealing with very painful family health matters, I have met with my family and determined that the constituents of the 7th Ward, as well as you Mr. Mayor, and my colleagues in the City Council deserve a partner who can commit all of their energies to the business of the people. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation as Alderman of 7th Ward,...
  • Wyoming lawmakers push gun control exemption

    01/11/2013 7:07:48 PM PST · by rwh · 13 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 1/11/13 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE — Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in Connecticut. A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would specify that any federal limitation on guns would be unenforceable. It also would make it a state felony for federal agents to try to enforce restrictions. The bill comes as Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver gun-control proposals to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Obama has said reducing gun violence is a top priority following the massacre of 20 children and six...
  • The John Kerry Wall of Shame

    01/11/2013 7:06:37 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-8-2012 | Van Zorge
    The John Kerry Wall of Shame LINK TO VIDEO Published on Jan 8, 2013 ATTENTION ALL VETERANS (see posting instructions below) This video site is dedicated to giving veterans an opportunity to express their opposition to John Kerry's nomination for Secretary of State. The comment section is reserved EXCLUSIVELY FOR VETERANS' comments (see instructions below). All comments WILL BE MODERATED before appearing on the site. All non-veterans can view, "like" and share this video. Veterans' POSTING INSTRUCTIONS: Posting your name is optional, but please post your DATES OF SERVICE Feel free to make any comments regarding your opposition to...
  • Top Senate Dems urge Obama to take unilateral action on debt ceiling ( Bypass Congress- again )

    01/11/2013 7:04:18 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 11 2013 | FNS
    If President Obama were to break the impasse with Republicans over raising the debt limit by taking unilateral action, such a move would have the potential to set off a firestorm of controversy and spark a protracted legal battle. Top Senate Democrats say, go for it. The White House has dismissed talk that Obama would rely on unusual measures to raise the nation's debt limit without Congress' approval, but administration officials also have warned that the country could default on its debt and trigger a new economic crisis if lawmakers don't increase the limit on borrowing.
  • Senior Obama aide DeParle leaving White House: source

    01/11/2013 6:56:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:58pm EST | Matt Spetalnick
    Nancy-Anne DeParle, a top aide to President Barack Obama, is leaving the White House, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, marking the latest departure of a woman from a senior post in the administration. … DeParle’s departure is for personal reasons after nearly four years at the White House. She will leave after Obama’s second inauguration this month, The New York Times reported. …
  • State Suspends Handgun Carry Permit Of Tactical Response CEO

    01/11/2013 6:53:13 PM PST · by listenhillary · 61 replies
    livewire.talkingpointsmemo ^ | 1/11/13 | IGOR BOBIC
    The state of Tennessee has suspended the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, who recently said he would "start killing people" should President Obama take executive action on gun control. State officials explained they revoked the permit because of Yeager's "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public," according to a local TV station. Tactical Response is a Tennessee-based company that specializes in firearms and tactical training. "The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public's safety," wrote Commissioner Bill Gibbons. "Mr. Yeager's comments were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention....