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  • NRA Releases Controversial First Person Shooter Game: NRA Practice Range

    01/15/2013 12:04:04 PM PST · by VRWCmember · 24 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    Just a few short weeks ago, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said America needs to consider the impact violent video games and movies can have on our children. He specifically noted “vicious, violent video games, with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, and Splatterhouse.” And LaPierre is correct in many ways. The NRA came out during a time in which guns were being given a crazy amount of attention and brought light to a few of the issues that were not being given an appropriate amount of attention, such as mental health issues and entertainment violence. However, it does...
  • White House 'strongly condemns' Morsi slurs against Jews

    01/15/2013 11:58:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration "strongly condemns" slurs made against Jews and Zionists by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi, during a speech in 2010 and subsequent television interview, urged Egyptians to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” for Jews and Zionists and then slammed Zionists as “these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs,” the New York Times reported. "President Morsi should make clear he respects people of all faiths," Carney said during a press briefing Tuesday.
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:49:08 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 13 replies
    WOAO ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State

    01/15/2013 11:49:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports. Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state. "If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person...
  • If Gun Control Works, Chicago ought to be safe

    01/15/2013 11:41:11 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/15/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Former House speaker Newt Gingrich talked about gun control this morning on CBS: Gingrich revealed that he's been urging House Republicans to hold hearings about gun control in Chicago, President Obama's hometown and "the murder capital of the United States." "Well, I think it's amazing that we're having all this discussion about gun control: The president's hometown, Chicago, is the murder capital of the United States. Over 500 people were killed there last year. Vice President Biden doesn't seem to want to go there. I'm trying to get the House Republicans to hold hearings there. It's illegal to have all...
  • Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism [Rush Limbaugh Caller Upset at Local Hacks]

    01/15/2013 11:37:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    J-lab.org ^ | Scott Rosenberg
    With journalism entrepreneurs launching local news startups at a rapid pace, the local news landscape is evolving ­– and so are the rules of the road guiding ethical decisions. Where a bright ethical line once separated a newsroom from its business operations, one person now often wears multiple hats, as editor, business manager and grants writer. Site publishers navigate new kinds of critical decisions daily. This guide examines a number of them. You can click to any topic in any order. Or, you can cruise through the Table of Contents. On every page you'll find a box that says, "Share...
  • Time to purge (Throw out Conservatives who rejected Boehner!)

    01/15/2013 11:35:19 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday January 15, 2013 | John Feehery
    If the vote for Speaker on opening day confirmed anything, it confirmed that simple fact. By having a dozen of his Republican colleagues either vote against him or not vote at all, John Boehner just barely squeaked by in his bid for a second term for Speaker. The vote against Boehner wasn’t a vote against the Speaker’s actual performance. By all accounts, Boehner has done yeoman’s work leading the House under what can only be called difficult circumstances. The vote against Boehner was really a vote against the Republican Party. It was a protest against Republican policies and against the...
  • NYPD looks to GPS bottles to combat pill bandits

    01/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 01/15/13 | Tom Hays
    The New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips.
  • US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:22:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 01/15/2013 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress. The Homeland Security Department said last month, when The Associated Press first disclosed the delayed arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, that AP's report was "categorically false." Sanchez, 18, was an immigrant from Peru who entered the country on a...
  • AP Exclusive: US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:17:26 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 15,2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections
  • The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go

    01/15/2013 11:03:26 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti
    The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti, The AviationistJanuary 15, 2013, 7:20 AMThe B-2 is the only aircraft capable of delivering the 30,000 lb MOP Boeing has successfully improved its 30,000-lb Massive Ordnance Penetrator bomb UK’s Royal Air Force to support French forces deployed to Mali with airlifters. And drones. French Rafale “omnirole” fighter jets join air strikes in Mali. With brand new weapons. U.S. spyplanes, drones already flying over Mali France escalates war in Africa: Mirage 2000D bombers hit targets in North Mali Senior Pentagon officials told Congress the nation's largest...
  • Still off the hook: ABU HAMZA AL-MASRI awaiting hands in NY jail

    01/15/2013 10:49:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    He still can’t get a grip. The taxpayer-funded purchase of new prosthetic devices for a handless, hate-spewing Islamic preacher appears to be on hold, one of his lawyers said yesterday. Abu Hamza al-Masri underwent an initial fitting last month to replace the infamous metal hooks that were yanked off his forearm stumps as a security risk following his extradition from Great Britain in October.
  • Obama plans to surround himself with children during gun control announcement

    01/15/2013 10:42:50 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 206 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. Carney said that the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden as well as children who wrote to the president after the Newtown shootings. “They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed.
  • Release of EPA Administrator’s Non-Public Emails Called ‘Deeply Troubling’

    01/15/2013 10:41:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (Update: CEI's Chris Horner tells CNSNews.com the next step is a meeting with Justice Department officials: "We will ask them to right EPA's ship, and if they do not agree, we will ask the court," he said. Horner says he wants a "straight answer" to a direct question: Did the EPA, as part of a FOIA request, search the "Richard Windsor" email accounts? Richard Windsor is the alias used by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield some official communications from public view.) (CNSNews.com) – Complying with a court order minutes before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, the Environmental Protection...
  • Debt, Government Dysfunction Rise To Top Of American's Issue List

    01/15/2013 10:33:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://www.gallup.com/ ^ | January 15,2013 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009.
  • We’ve come a long way, but we have far to go (JESSE JAGMO ALERT)

    01/15/2013 10:31:28 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Updated: January 15, 2013 2:17AM | JESSE JACKSON jjackson@rainbowpush.org
    Updated: January 15, 2013 2:17AM When President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term, his hand will rest not only on President Abraham Lincoln’s Bible, but on Dr. Martin Luther King’s, too. As the ceremony falls on the federal holiday celebrating Dr. King’s birth, the civil rights leader would no doubt be proud as an African-American president is sworn in on the steps of a Capitol built by slave labor, about 170 miles from Jamestown where slave ships landed. We have come a long way. But Dr. King would not be satisfied. He marched to his own drummer,...
  • Former Obama Staff Complain Of Cold Inaugural Shoulder

    01/15/2013 10:29:48 AM PST · by muffaletaman · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed Politics ^ | Jan 14, 2013 10:29pm EST | Zeke Miller
    "In a sour footnote to President Barack Obama's sweeping electoral victory last November, many of his campaign staffers have been shut out of the inaugural festivities, more than a dozen of them complained to BuzzFeed Monday."
  • UPDATE 3-Wal-Mart plans $50 billion 'buy American' push

    01/15/2013 10:14:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2013
    NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy. Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the United States and the world's largest retailer, also said on Tuesday it plans to hire 100,000 newly discharged veterans over the next five years, at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.8 percent. The moves come as the U.S. economy continues to grow slowly 3-1/2...
  • Emanuel gives insight to gun control in D.C., makes plans for Chicago

    01/15/2013 10:13:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Flannery and Joanie Lum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an analysis of Chicago's city employee pension funds to see if they hold companies that make or sell assault weapons. If so, he wants them sold. Emanuel spoke on Monday in Washington about his support for new gun control measures. He participated in a panel with the Center for American Progress Action Fund to talk about his role in getting the Assault Weapons Ban passed in 1994, when he was senior adviser to President Clinton. The mayor spoke on the political lessons learned during the passage of that bill and how the dialogue in...
  • Time Warner Cable @TWC suspends gun store commercials in North Carolina

    01/15/2013 10:11:10 AM PST · by BlueBerrier0341 · 11 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 1-15-13 | Surf City Guns & Ammo
    Our television commercials have been suspended by Time Warner who feel that promoting law abiding citizens to take proper training and purchase firearms and accessories from a registered FFL is a bad thing. We have to edit our commercial to remove everything AR-15 so be ready for some pink guns, ladies!!!