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  • Lance Armstrong and the Sociopath’s Dilemma: When Honesty Is No Longer Ethical (Clinton)

    01/15/2013 9:37:37 AM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    Lance Armstrong and the Sociopath’s Dilemma: When Honesty Is No Longer Ethical Welcome to the club, Lance. Rose In 2004, 15 years after he had been banned from baseball after a finding by the Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Office that he had violated the games rules against betting on Major League Games, Pete Rose publicly admitted that his denials over that time were all lies. Yes, he had bet on baseball, and he was very, very sorry. Rose’s admission did little to change the verdict in and out of baseball that he was a rogue and a liar. His confession...
  • Your Grandpa’s “Assault Weapons”: What will a semi-automatic ban mean to collector firearms?

    01/15/2013 9:36:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 15 January, 2013 | Chris Eger
    With both the ‘old’ 1994 Assault Weapon’s Ban (AWB) and the looming specter of a new one for 2013, there are several unlikely firearms out there that are caught up in the flakiness of this type of legislation. Many of these are arms that were perfectly legal when they were designed and sold mail order to your grandfathers. Today, if these heirlooms are in your gun rack, pending actions by Washington could mean they are now unforeseen targets. John Browning’s Model 8 In 1900, John Moses Browning invented a long recoil-operated semi-automatic rifle that uses a rotating bolt. Chambered for...
  • The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots

    01/15/2013 9:35:42 AM PST · by ksen · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/14/2013 | Noah Smith
    For most of modern history, two-thirds of the income of most rich nations has gone to pay salaries and wages for people who work, while one-third has gone to pay dividends, capital gains, interest, rent, etc. to the people who own capital. This two-thirds/one-third division was so stable that people began to believe it would last forever. But in the past ten years, something has changed. Labor's share of income has steadily declined, falling by several percentage points since 2000. It now sits at around 60% or lower. The fall of labor income, and the rise of capital income, has...
  • Recall Point: Journal News FOIA Requests Asked For 'How Many and What Types' of Guns Owned

    01/15/2013 9:19:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/13 | Tom Blumer
    The Lower Hudson Valley's Journal News based in White Plains, New York has been very tight-lipped since it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties. The Washington Post's Erik Wemple reports that the paper has hired "a Manhattan public relations, marketing and government affairs firm" whose job appears to involve denying interview requests and issuing "no comment" statements. Predictably, the one media outlet which has been granted access by the Journal News is the New York Times, whose Christine Haughney filed a report on January 6. In that dispatch,...
  • ‘Les Miserables’ shooting: Cops take down gunman in crowded San Diego movie theater

    01/15/2013 9:15:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    20-year-old Tom Billodeaux pulled gun during screening of Oscar-nominated movie, but witnesses said he never threatened to shoot anyone. Cops arrived and stopped the movie as others ducked and fled. Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as officers stormed in during a film screening and shot and critically wounded a gunman hiding in their midst. No one else was hurt in the shooting Saturday inside Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego, officer David Stafford said. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, was taken to a hospital after being shot in the arm...
  • New York Has Gun Deal, With Focus on Mental Ills

    01/15/2013 9:08:46 AM PST · by Tirian · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN and DANNY HAKIM
    ...The state Senate, controlled by a coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats, approved the legislative package just after 11 p.m. by a lopsided vote of 43 to 18. The Assembly, where Democrats who have been strongly supportive of gun control have an overwhelming majority, planned to vote on the measure Tuesday... ...The expanded ban on assault weapons would broaden the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature. New Yorkers who already own such guns could keep them but would be...
  • Mali conflict: France to increase troop numbers

    01/15/2013 9:06:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2012
    President Francois Hollande says more French troops are to be deployed in Mali to support the 750 in the country countering an Islamist insurgency. Mr Hollande said new air strikes overnight had "achieved their goal". One target was the town of Diabaly, which rebels entered on Monday. West African military chiefs are meeting in Mali to discuss how an alliance with the French will work. France began its intervention on Friday to halt the Islamists' advance south. Late on Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously backed the intervention. Mr Hollande, on a visit to the French regional military base known...
  • Gingrich: GOP unwise to pick fight on debt limit

    01/15/2013 9:02:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2013 7:28 AM EST
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says House Republicans are making a mistake by using the issue of increasing the borrowing limit to challenge President Barack Obama on spending issues. Gingrich tells “CBS This Morning” that’s a losing proposition. “In the end, it’s a threat they can’t sustain,” he says, because no one wants to see the country default on its debts. …
  • NY Times: Obama Plans 19 Executive Orders on Gun Control

    01/15/2013 8:55:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 04:04 AM | Hiram Reisner
    President Barack Obama plans this week to present 19 separate executive orders on gun control and will press for comprehensive legislation to expand gun-purchase background checks, lawmakers made privy to the president’s agenda said Monday, according to the New York Times. The biggest congressional fight on gun control in early 20 years—which also includes efforts to ban assault weapons and high-capacity clips—could be launched as soon as Wednesday, the Times reports. But considering the president’s expected inability to get acceptance for his plan through Congress, Obama will not shy away from using executive orders for restrictions he deems necessary, according...
  • @ProjectVeritas_ Journalists, Politicians Refuse to Post Lawn Sign saying "HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE"

    01/15/2013 8:50:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wt1Zy_ASNyA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dwt1Zy_ASNyA%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded
  • Obama Once Called Raising Debt Ceiling 'a Sad State of Affairs'

    01/15/2013 8:44:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Here's audio of then-senator Barack Obama calling a vote to raise the debt ceiling "a sad state of affairs": The one time the debt ceiling was up for a vote when Obama was in the Senate, he voted against it.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,January 15,2013

    01/15/2013 8:40:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
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  • Teen who stabbed girl more than 100 times gets life in prison

    01/15/2013 8:34:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    CBC ^ | January 14, 2013
    A Cape Breton teenager found guilty of second-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times has been sentenced as an adult to life in prison. Melvin Skeete Jr., who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced Monday in Nova Scotia Youth Court to life in prison with no chance of parole until Dec. 3, 2017.
  • Gun buybacks don’t reduce gun violence, either

    01/15/2013 8:12:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    While we're "vigorously" pursuing "meaningful" gun legislation that can't possibly make it through Congress if it's anything near "meaningful" enough for this president, let's also remind everyone that those flashy gun buyback programs local politicians love to tout do about as much to reduce gun violence as, well, gun control does in Chicago.USA Today covers the latest outbreak of gun buybacks, popping up across the nation in the wake of Newtown. They come with flashy local news reports, B-roll rich with antique rifles and other castoff weapons whose confiscation would have been great for preventing stagecoach hold-ups but not modern...
  • PRUDEN: The long season of rage ahead

    01/15/2013 8:06:43 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 January 2013 | Wes Pruden
    Barack Obama is laying out a revolutionary agenda for his second term, and he’s calling up his heaviest artillery to enforce the transformative presidency delayed in the first. The campaign to confirm Chuck Hagel will be no campaign for the fainthearted summer soldiers who know only small-caliber combat. The emerging White House strategy is to repeat and repeat the canard that anyone who criticizes the president and his agenda is a racist, probably a Klansman and maybe even a conservative. If the canard is repeated often enough, some people will believe it, even if they’re mostly people who believe it...
  • Feds: Immigrants were paddled at stash house; alleged captors charged(South Texas illegals)

    01/15/2013 8:04:25 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 14, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN — Federal authorities arrested three men accused of holding 51 undocumented immigrants, threatening them with a handgun and a machete as well as paddling them to keep them in line. The arrests came after a Guatemalan immigrant managed to escape the house and alert authorities. On Friday afternoon, agents with U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division went to a house in the 6600 block of North Bentsen Road, where they arrested 51 undocumented immigrants and three men who, in addition to being immigrants from El Salvador, were in charge of holding them...
  • How Many Bullets Are Enough?

    01/15/2013 7:58:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2013 | William Sullivan
    Gun control advocates, in their infinite wisdom, seem to think they have the definitive answer to this question. The answer is "less than ten." Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York is seeking extensive gun control legislation to "tighten the assault weapons ban" and "ban all large-capacity gun clips." To these ends, he addressed the gun "extremists" by quipping, "It's simple -- no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer." The first time I remember being introduced to this feeble (yet somehow, incredibly persistent) argument for gun control was while watching an Eddie...
  • @ProjectVeritas_ Journalists, Politicians Refuse to Post Lawn Sign saying "HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE

    01/15/2013 7:38:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/15/13 | veritasvisuals
    New effort by James O'Keefe
  • Dueling Documentaries: FrackNation gives the counter-argument to the anti-fracking Gasland

    01/15/2013 7:36:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jack Kemp
    FrackNation is an independent documentary that recently premiered in New York City's Chelsea Clearview Cinema. The film will be shown on Mark Cuban's cable station AXS.TV on January 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Since accusations fly freely on both sides of the fracking issue ("the fracking war" might be a more appropriate phrase here), and billions of dollars -- literally -- are being contested around the world, the producers decided the best way to fund the film would be by using the website Kickstarter.com to aggregate small donations -- and also not take any money from energy industry executives. PRNewswire...
  • Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?

    01/15/2013 7:34:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    NEWSDAY ^ | January 14, 2013 | TIMOTHY O'CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY
    Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home? January 14, 2013 by TIMOTHY O'CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY / meghan.murphy@cablevision.com A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars' target was the homeowner's gun safe. At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source said. The gun owner was not home when...