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  • Harrisburg’s Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show bans tactical weapons(AR's-now main sponsor pulls out!)

    01/19/2013 2:51:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    The annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg is banning assault weapons this year. Reed Exhibitions puts on the annual event and made the decision not to include tactical rifles less than a month before the show, much to the chagrin of those who plan to attend. “I think a man ought to be able to have what he wants. If he want an assault rifle for some reason, to hunt with or just target shoot or whatever, I think he should have it without a whole lot of hassle,” said Dennis Hackler, a gun owner. Hackler said heading...
  • On Gun Control and Genocide

    01/19/2013 2:39:26 PM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19 | Karl Denninger
    Karl Denninger just posted this YouTube video, in which he contrasts your odds to die in a genocide versus your odds to die in a mass-shooting. RESIST Young man with well concealed gunfacing fearlessly the Obama régime.
  • PN Bakken: Seaway launches new era

    01/19/2013 2:38:10 PM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of January 20, 2013 | Gary Park
    The Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Co. has taken the biggest step so far toward reducing transportation bottlenecks between the U.S. Midwest and the Gulf Coast, setting the stage for significant changes by mid-2014 that will bring relief to Bakken producers. The 50-50 joint venture by affiliates of Enbridge and Enterprise Products Partners has completed a reversal of 500 miles of the Seaway system, increasing the flow between Cushing, Okla., and Houston to 400,000 barrels per day from 150,000 bpd. The partnership is now targeting 850,000 bpd by the first quarter of 2014 when it introduces a new twin line parallel...
  • 'Taxation Without Representation' plates on Obama motorcade

    01/19/2013 1:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/13 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Obama’s motorcade sported “Taxation Without Representation” license plates for the first time on Saturday. As part of the National Day of Service kicking of a weekend of inaugural events, the president has traveled to the Burrville Elementary School in Northeast Washington to participate in a City Year service project. Three vans in Obama’s motorcade were outfitted with the unique D.C. license plates as the president traveled to the school, according to a White House pool reporter. The reporter said other vehicles in the motorcade had Maryland, Virginia or U.S. government plates. The White House decision earlier this week to...
  • The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal

    01/19/2013 1:27:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2013
    Bass Reeves, one of the first African Americans to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River, could have been an inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s fictional character Django. Reeves, who was born a slave, arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot throughout his 32-year career as a federal lawman. The fearless solider was born into slavery in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas, and eventually broke from his owner, George Reeves, to live among the Creek and Seminole Indians.
  • Vatican welcomes Obama gun control proposal

    01/19/2013 1:12:18 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 144 replies
    AP/cnsnews ^ | January 19, 2013 | Staff
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican praised President Barack Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, saying they are a "step in a right direction."</p> <p>The Vatican's chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress "to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths."</p>
  • Mexico Seeks to Limit Amount Local Governments May Borrow

    01/19/2013 12:56:56 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Fox Business ^ | January 18, 2013
    Mexico's federal government may limit the amount of debt and the size of deficits that states and municipalities accumulate, as local debt levels have doubled in recent years and a handful of governments have defaulted on debt payments. The proposal is tricky to maneuver because Mexican states are independent federal entities, complete with their own constitutions, and as such they may tap as much nonguaranteed debt as they like. The states do require congressional approval to issue long-term debt backed by their shares of federal tax revenue. Local Mexican governments have limited independent revenue sources, relying instead on transfers from...
  • Obama campaign arm begins gun control push

    01/19/2013 12:52:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 17, 2013
    President Barack Obama's political operation began asking its wide network of backers Thursday to voice their support for the president's gun violence proposals, the first step in Obama for America's post-campaign iteration. An email from Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina asks supporters to "stand with President Obama in tackling this critical issue," directing readers to a webpage with a button to express support for Obama's plan, which includes executive actions and legislative proposals to curb gun violence. The appeal comes as Obama for America, the operation formed in 2007 to elect Obama to the White House, transitions from a...
  • Is CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman an Obama Stalker? He Wrote President Letters Every Day

    01/19/2013 12:05:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Most people would cut a 13-year-old girl some slack if she became obsessed enough with Justin Bieber to write the teen singer emails and letters all the time, but what if an ostensibly professional journalist were to do the same to a politician? This odd scenario actually is not a hypothetical, however. A CNN correspondent named Tom Foreman has admitted publicly to writing a letter every single day to President Obama for the past four years. Foreman's admission came on the CNN website where he does not really explain why on earth he ever did such a strange, stalkerish thing....
  • Algeria Hostage Crisis Comes to a Bloody End

    01/19/2013 11:59:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    A four day hostage crisis ended Saturday in a final assault by Algerian special forces on a group of Islamic terrorists who were holed up, along with dozens of hostages, in a gas facility in the country. The forces stormed the complex resulting in the deaths of at least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist terrorists. The Niger terrorist believed to lead the al-Qaeda splinter group, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, is reported...among those killed.
  • Behind-the-scenes security for the presidential inauguration (Lot's of Good Guys with Guns)

    01/19/2013 11:58:43 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | 01/18/2013 | John Miller
    Security for President Barack Obama's second inauguration will, of course, be extremely tight. Uniformed police will be everywhere in Washington. ---snip--- But some of the security is meant to be nearly invisible. At Union Station, two men who could have been waiting for a train were actually DHS Behavioral Detection Officers who blend into the crowd. Trained to look for suspicious behavior among passengers, they were in communication with teams of armed TSA officers.
  • Two people injured in accidental shooting at Raleigh gun show

    01/19/2013 11:54:01 AM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 102 replies
    WRAL (Raleigh TV Station) ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:37PM EST | Tara Lynn
    RALEIGH, N.C. — At least two people were injured Saturday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting at the gun show being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m., and two people were loaded into ambulances. A witness told WRAL that a gun went off after being checked by an official at a safety check-in location, hitting a man in the hand and a woman in the side. The Raleigh Fire Department confirmed that the Dixie Gun and Knife Show would be closed for the remainder of the day Saturday. There...
  • One Trigger-Happy Democrat

    01/19/2013 11:38:46 AM PST · by morethanright · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-19 10:00:25 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrat Joe Morissey rose to his feet in the Virginia House of Delegates to protest the tabling by that body's Militia and Police subcommittee of his Obama-like gun-control measure. To emphasize his point, he hoisted an AK-47, single-handed, over his head, pointing the weapon's muzzle at the ceiling - like a celebratory Taliban fighter at a traditional Afghan wedding. "... You can take this gun," said Morrissey, "you can walk in the middle of Main Street loaded and not be in violation of the law."In response, Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert quickly rose to his feet and made a...
  • Trillion-Dollar-Coin Fever [Steyn]

    01/19/2013 11:32:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Has America’s choo-choo jumped the tracks? I was out of the country for a few days and news from this great republic reached me only fitfully. I have learned to be wary of foreign reporting of U.S. events, since America can come off sounding faintly deranged. Much of what reached me didn’t sound entirely plausible: Did the entire U.S. media really fall for the imaginary dead girlfriend of a star football player? Did the president of the United States really announce 23 executive orders by reading out the policy views of carefully pre-screened grade-schoolers (“I want everybody to be happy...
  • Forty Years After Roe, Human Dignity Hangs in the Balance

    01/19/2013 10:55:14 AM PST · by rhema · 14 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Albert Mohler
    After addressing a large secular assembly on issues of moral controversy, I turned and faced a woman who urgently wanted to ask me a question: “Why won’t the abortion issue just go away?” I knew exactly what she was asking. I often meet abortion rights advocates who honestly thought that the national controversy over abortion would simply melt away within a few years of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. That was clearly the hope of the Supreme Court majority that signed onto the opinion written by Associate Justice Harry...
  • Marine Band veteran nears his last inauguration (President's Own)

    01/19/2013 10:54:56 AM PST · by randita · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/13 | Michael E. Ruane
    Master Gunnery Sgt. D. Michael Ressler opens the big fireproof safe, bends his tall frame and slides out the Marine Band leader’s logbook for 1937. He turns to Wednesday, Jan. 20. “Inauguration Day,” the entry begins. “Uniform blue and overcoats. Fierce downfall of rain near freezing during entire ceremony...a day long to be remembered ...band marched and played pretty much continuous...good to keep the blood circulating.” It was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inauguration, says Ressler, 60. Roosevelt spoke, and the band played, before an ocean of umbrellas. This was before Ressler’s day. But in a way, it was his time....
  • Nevada Senate to intro "assault wep" ban

    01/19/2013 10:21:18 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/18/2013 | Ken Ritter
    A lawyer and former Assembly member, Segerblom now chairs the state Senate Judiciary Committee. He said he will introduce bills during the 120-day legislative session to prohibit the sale of assault weapons and restrict the size of ammunition magazines to fewer than 10 bullets. He said he also wants to prohibit the sale of armor-piercing bullets and require background checks for gun sales in all instances, including gun shows.
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

    01/19/2013 10:12:51 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Joe Newby
    Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcoming inauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday. A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as "controversial" and “questionable.” The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once compared Obama to God. “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the...
  • A minority posture for House GOP

    01/19/2013 9:14:11 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2013 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – House Republicans appeared to be coming to grips with a stark realization as they returned to Washington from a three-day retreat here — they have a majority in name only. The party begins the 113th Congress with reduced numbers and confronting a popular president and an increased Democratic majority in the Senate. Preparing for a cascade of fiscal battles and a presidential push on guns and immigration, the House GOP is adopting a minority posture, hoping to achieve modest goals incrementally while serving as a check on Obama’s ambitious second-term agenda. Republicans “have to recognize the realities...
  • Majority of Youths Will Buy, or Consider Buying, a Gun, Survey Shows

    01/19/2013 9:14:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Jan 2013 08:02 AM | Michael Mullins
    In a poll that will surely make gun control advocates squirm, 60 percent of young Americans plan to, or are considering owning a gun later in life according to an American University (AU) survey released this week. The national survey, which consisted of 4,000 high school and college students, revealed that 40 percent of participants planned to one day own a firearm, while another 20 percent were considering it. “I think the major contribution of the poll results is to demonstrate that now is certainly the time to have a serious conversation about gun control since the next generation is...
  • Analysis: Budget Constraints Limit Obama's Second-Term Agenda

    01/19/2013 9:07:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | January 19,2013 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama starts his second term in office facing unprecedented budget constraints that will challenge his ability to implement his economic vision.
  • Reporter: Campaign journalists ‘swooned’ over Obama during off-the-record bar visit

    01/19/2013 8:51:22 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!”
  • Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloody violence: Seven oil workers executed by terrorists....

    01/19/2013 8:42:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 19, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Seven hostages were executed today as Algeria's four-day hostage stand-off came to a bloody end when the country's special forces stormed the remote desert gas plant. The army killed 11 militants during the 'final assault' on Al Qaeda-linked gunmen, but not before they in turn executed seven hostages, the state news agency reported. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed the government had received information that the hostage situation 'has now been brought to an end.' He described the loss of life as 'appalling and unacceptable.'
  • Fresh Attempt to Grab Guns in Illinois Underway

    01/19/2013 8:31:01 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 14 replies
    The Empire Strikes Back: Round two of the effort to cynically use the Sandy Hook tragedy to deprive Illinoisans of their constitutional right to bear arms.... HB0132: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=85&GA=98&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=132&GAID=12&LegID=68539&SpecSess=&Session= The legislation appears to deny the use of most modern firearms, ammo mags over ten rounds, makes it harder to quickly access your weapon in your home and car, appears to also negate the recent case law that allowed glove compartment storage, and makes it easier to lose your FOID card if you don’t play their game. There does appear to be some sort of grandfathering, but only if you slobber and...
  • PN Bakken: ‘Wake-up call’

    01/19/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by thackney · 43 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of January 20, 2013 | Ray Tyson
    North Dakota has now recorded back-to-back months in which the massive Bakken petroleum system has failed to live up to production expectations. Reasons behind lackluster performances in October and especially in November have led the state’s top oil man, Lynn Helms, to issue a “wake-up call” for those who believed the good times would continue unabated. “We’ve gotten very used to the increase in production, almost regardless of what was happening out there,” Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said in a Jan. 11 conference call. For the first time in 19 months, North Dakota’s oil production declined...
  • Caterpillar Punked By Chinese Fraud, To Write Off Half Of Q4 Earnings

    01/19/2013 8:22:27 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 25 replies
    Zerhedge ^ | January 19, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Fraudulent Chinese corporations are nothing new - we have been warning about them since late 2010, spurring the creation of a cottage industry focused exclusively on unmasking such public reverse merger companies (and generating trading profits along the way). One company, however, which apparently was completely unaware of the how pervasive Chinese corporate fraud, is industrial machine titan Caterpillar. This was made clear when, after hours on Friday night of course, the company revealed that it had been misled by "deliberate, multi-year, coordinated accounting misconduct" at a subsidiary of a Chinese company it acquired last summer, leading it to write...
  • Netanyahu vows he won’t demolish settlements in next term

    01/19/2013 8:19:32 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/19/2013 | Ilan Ben Zion
    Adopting a hard-line stance ahead of the elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Friday interview promised that, if reelected, he would not uproot West Bank settlements in the coming four years. Speaking in an interview with Maariv, Netanyahu said his track record testifies to the fact that he his government had strengthened, not dismantled, settlements, and established the Ariel University in the West Bank as a full-fledged academic institution. Earlier this week, Peace Now reported that 2012 was a record year for settlement construction; hours later, the Construction and Housing Ministry announced tenders for 198 housing units for Jews...
  • Would-be assassin aims gun at Bulgarian opposition leader's head and pulls the trigger ....

    01/19/2013 8:01:57 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 19, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Bulgarian politician today survived an extraordinary assassination attempt when a man stormed the stage and held a gun to his head as he was giving a speech. Fortunately for Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the weapon misfired giving him time to react and hit the would-be assassins hand out of the way. Before he can attempt a second shot the unidentified suspect is tackled to the ground by security guards and delegates attending the conference in Sofia. Television footage showed the man jumping out of the audience and interrupting a speech by 58-year-old Dogan,...
  • Killing The Golden Goose (California)

    01/19/2013 7:47:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://crazifornia.com ^ | january 18, 2013
    California’s dislike of business, and willingness to tax it into oblivion, is storied. As State Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) is quoted saying in Crazifornia: I am tired of my constituents and other business owners here being treated like pinatas by regulators and politicians who smack them around until some fine or penalty falls out. Or some newly created tax liability – like the new retroactive (to 2008) tax that’s going to smack the Golden State’s golden goose upside the head. Henry Blodget explains in Business Insider: As a way of encouraging entrepreneurs and investors to start companies in California, the...
  • Obama's Inauguration Present: The Economic Recovery Is Finally Here

    01/19/2013 7:38:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    US News ^ | 01/19/2013 | By RICK NEWMAN
    Call it the passive-aggressive economy. When Congress pumped billions of dollars of stimulus spending into the economy, it sputtered and wheezed like a patient having a heart attack. Now that Congress is raising taxes and cutting back on stimulus measures, the economy seems more resilient than expected. For President Barack Obama, it could mean a much more durable economy over the next four years than he enjoyed in his first term. Toward the end of 2012, economists warned repeatedly that the fiscal-cliff standoff would harm economic growth and perhaps even cause a recession. The last-second solution avoided the worse possible...
  • "Wall-Street-Bonus" Lew to Replace "Tax-Avoider" Geithner at Treasury (It's good to be a crony)

    01/19/2013 7:36:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/19/2013 | Paul Roderick Gregory,
    Barack Obama vilifies both “Wall Street speculators “who pay themselves big bonuses when times are bad” and the greedy top Two Percenters who do not pay “their fair share” by exploiting tax loopholes. With such strongly articulated views, his nominee for Secretary of Treasury, Jack Lew, and his current Secretary of Treasury, Timothy Geithner, appear to be unlikely choices for such a sensitive cabinet position. Jack Lew collected over two million dollars for his short stint at the collapsing Citigroup. Tim Geithner, whose earnings placed him in the top two percent, conveniently forgot to pay a substantial portion of his...
  • Debt Reckoning: Destroying Myth Of Government Default

    01/19/2013 7:31:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/19/2013
    Budget Policy: Even if we don't raise the debt ceiling, enough revenue will still come in to the Treasury to pay our interest, our bonds and essential services. The government will not shut down- only its ability to borrow. Like the fiscal cliff, the dangers of hitting the debt ceiling, while dire, are not necessarily fatal. It would, however, concentrate the minds of the American taxpayer wonderfully and force Washington to do what American families do every day around the kitchen table - take the paycheck and pay the bills in order of priority. Pay the gas company and the...
  • Dem. Jerrold Nadler: “2 to 4 self-defense shots are enough,” he’s a jackass – period

    01/19/2013 7:13:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | January 17th, 2013 | Kevin Collins
    or liberals facts are never really important. “Truth” to liberals like Democrat New York City Congressman Jerrold Nadler is what he “feels” it is. Nadler has said: “Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self- defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber… two or three or four shots should be enough—period.” It’s a safe bet Nadler has never faced an assailant fueled by adrenalin drugs and alcohol. That doesn’t matter, of course, since no one will ever challenge Nadler on his supposed knowledge of the danger presented by...
  • Federal agents would face arrest under Alaska gun bill

    01/19/2013 7:13:15 AM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 2013-01-16 | RICHARD MAUER
    House Speaker Mike Chenault says federal law enforcement officers should be arrested in Alaska if they attempt to enforce any future federal law banning personal possession of assault rifles or large ammunition clips or if they attempt to register any Alaska firearm. On Wednesday, just as President Obama was announcing new firearm-control initiatives in the aftermath of the child murders at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Chenault offered his countermeasure in House Bill 69. His bill would extend the reach of a law passed in 2010 by asserting that any firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition possessed by anyone in...
  • Mock Disaster Training Exercise in Scioto County (Ohio, Bitter Clinger Villain Scapegoats)

    01/19/2013 6:44:27 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 85 replies
    WSAZ News Channel 3 ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bill Murray
    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A dead science teacher, weapons of mass destruction, first responders in hazmat suits and the Ohio Army National Guard all near the Municipal Stadium in Portsmouth, Thursday. There's no cause for alarm -- this is just a drill! The mock disaster training exercise is being done with Scioto County first responders and the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit. "It's the reality of the world we live in," says Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin. "Don't forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared." The make-believe scenario is...
  • Ahmed Dogan Assassination Attempt. INCREDIBLE VIDEO - Bulgaria (No wussie politicians there!)

    01/19/2013 6:38:10 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 19, 2013 | Les Grossman
    SOFIA, Bulgaria — Police in Bulgaria detained a man after he pointed a gun at an ethnic Turkish party leader as he was delivering a speech in the capital. No shots were fired. The video from the Saturday event in Sofia shows the man climbing the podium where Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, was speaking on Saturday, and pointing the gun to his face. Dogan struck the man before other delegates wrestled the assailant to the ground, and police took him away.
  • Dangerous Times: John Brennan's Black Ops

    01/19/2013 6:26:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 1/19/2013 | James Lewis
    John Brennan is an open Israel-hater who was National Security Advisor for the last four years, in charge of White House-directed secret ops, and has now been nominated to head the CIA, the most visible post in the jungle of US intelligence. Brennan is the covert operations meister for the most leftist administration in US history. Unless the US Senate comes to its senses, Brennan will be Secret Puppeteer in Chief. With characters like John Kerry and Chuck Hagel heading the anti-Israel parade, John Brennan is trying to slip under the radar. Brennan's at NSA work wasn't made public, but...
  • Still No Police Report, or Toxicology Results, on Sandy Hook Killer

    01/19/2013 6:17:27 AM PST · by libstripper · 72 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) –While President Barack Obama is moving ahead with executive orders and legislation to further tighten gun control in response to the mass murder committed by Adam Lanza at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., neither the toxicology report on Lanza's corpse nor the police report on his crime have been completed
  • Bolstered by 16 Russian warships, Assad nixes dialogue with “Western puppets”

    01/19/2013 6:08:41 AM PST · by kindred · 18 replies
    Debkafile ^ | January 6, 2013 | Unknown
    Bashar Assad is upbeat after 60,000 Syrian deathsWith a buildup of 16 Russian warships carrying thousands of marines on the Syrian coast “to deter the West from deploying ground forces in Syria,” Syrian Bashar Assad could afford to brazen it out in his first public speech in seven months. Speaking at the Damascus opera house, Sunday, Jan. 6, Assad said Syria no longer takes dictation from anyone and called on Syrian citizens to defend the country against “a war fought by only a handful of Syrians and many foreigners.” He rejected dialogue with the opposition which he referred to as...
  • Chicago pays $22.5 MILLION to woman who was gang raped .....

    01/19/2013 6:06:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The city of Chicago agreed today to pay a record $22.5 million to a woman who was released from police custody in 2006 and instead of being taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, she was released into a high crime area where she was gang raped and plummeted seven stories. Christina Eilman, was 21-years-old when the crime occurred and she suffered permanent brain damage from the fall and has needed constant medical care ever since. Eilman, who is bipolar, was taken into police custody at Midway Airport after suffering a mental breakdown on her flight from California. Rather...
  • Student Kicked Out Of School For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracking Badge Following Failed Appeal

    01/19/2013 5:28:00 AM PST · by upchuck · 107 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Friday, January 18, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Having lost her appeal, 15 year-old student Andrea Hernandez is leaving John Jay High School after school officials denied her request to allow her to continue her "education uninterrupted" by permitting her to use her old (chipless) ID badge which "does not signify participation in a program which I believe conflicts with my religious beliefs." In her handwritten letter, Hernandez writes: "I do not wish to wear the new badge, even without the RFID chip, because it signifies participation in the program." Hernandez, who has been threatened with expulsion for refusing to wear a chipless RFID tracking badge, had her...
  • Michigan Legislature Introduces Gun Owner Protection Legislation

    01/19/2013 5:03:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 18 January, 2012 | nra-ila
    As the Michigan state Senate finishes its second week of the new legislative session, pro-gun legislators have already begun to advocate for the rights of law-abiding gun owners. State Senator Thomas Casperson (R-38) filed a bill that would keep the personal information of permit-to-purchase applicants confidential and exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests. This bill, Senate Bill 49, has been scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday January 23 in the Senate Judiciary Committee at 8:30 am. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety...
  • Flashback—Obama, Circa 1990s: 'I Don't Believe People Should Be Able to Own Guns'

    01/19/2013 4:59:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, gun rights author and scholar John Lott recounted meeting Barack Obama for the first time while he was a lecturer at University of Chicago. When the two met, Lott's reputation on guns preceded him, and Lott claims Obama said, "I don't believe people should be able to own guns." Read that again, and let it soak in; Barack Obama reportedly said, "I don't think people should be able to own guns." In my correspondence with Lott, he stood by his story. And there's little reason to doubt Lott's account, especially when you take Obama's history...
  • 'Good Morning America' Fails To Reveal Indicted Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin A Democrat

    01/19/2013 4:58:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When in 2008 Senator Ted Stevens was indicted on corruption-related charges, the very first word in ABC News's headline was "Republican." And the R-word was mentioned four more times in the story. But when ABC's Good Morning America ran a segment this morning on the indictment on charges of corruption of Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans, it never revealed—either by spoken word or screen graphic—that Nagin is a Democrat. Note that this was not some short news blip: GMA took a full minute-and-a-half to tell the story, but couldn't find a few seconds to mention Nagin's party affiliation....
  • Lawmakers file Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act

    01/19/2013 4:47:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ardmoreite.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | NA
    State Rep. Sean Roberts will be among 15 bill authors of a measure named the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act. House Bill 2021 would assert the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans by exempting guns or ammunition made in the state from federal regulations. The bill specifies that to qualify for the exemption the guns must be clearly marked as “Made in Oklahoma” and kept within state boundaries. In 2010, the legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 1685, but was vetoed by then Gov. Brad Henry after passing in both the House and Senate.
  • Go For the Throat! Obama Must Declare War on the Republican Party.

    01/19/2013 4:43:02 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Dickerson
    On Monday, President Obama will preside over the grand reopening of his administration. It would be altogether fitting if he stepped to the microphone, looked down the mall, and let out a sigh... There's no indication that the president's clashes with House Republicans will end soon... The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks...The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP... How should the president proceed then, if he wants to...
  • States pulling rug from under Obama gun plans

    01/19/2013 4:42:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wwntradio.com ^ | 18 January, 2012 | NA
    Rallies have been scheduled to protest Barack Obama’s gun agenda, members of Congress are pondering their resistance and American consumers are speaking daily with ever-new records for gun purchases. Now states are getting into action, with several legislatures already developing bills that would simply pull the rug from under the president’s agenda by specifying that unconstitutional rules or regulations, or executive orders, won’t be allowed. Rep. Kendell Kroeker of Wyoming introduced HB 104, The Firearms Protection Act, and spoke to WND about the bill. “The new bill expands to any gun owned in Wyoming and any gun regulation handed down...
  • Kindergartner suspended for comment on toy bubble gun

    01/19/2013 3:50:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.
  • Health dept. inspects only Miss. abortion clinic

    01/19/2013 2:59:08 AM PST · by Islander7 · 5 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. — The state Health Department this week conducted an unannounced inspection of Mississippi's only abortion clinic to see if it's complying with a 2012 state law that eventually could put it out of business. Findings from the Wednesday inspection aren't being released to the public yet, but clinic owner Diane Derzis said last week that her Jackson Women's Health Organization had been unable to meet the law's requirements.
  • A new Gold Standard is being born

    01/19/2013 12:39:31 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/17/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The world is moving step by step towards a de facto Gold Standard, without any meetings of G20 leaders to announce the idea or bless the project. Some readers will already have seen the GFMS Gold Survey for 2012 which reported that central banks around the world bought more bullion last year in terms of tonnage than at any time in almost half a century. They added a net 536 tonnes in 2012 as they diversified fresh reserves away from the four fiat suspects: dollar, euro, sterling, and yen. The Washington Accord, where Britain, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, and others sold...