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  • Sheriff: it's mental health, not guns (Duval County, Florida)

    02/06/2013 1:10:58 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    WOKV ^ | February 6, 2013 | Matt Augustine
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We're now hearing from Jacksonville's Sheriff about the Florida Sheriff's Association pledge not to uphold any unconstitutional legislation that restricts the Second Amendment. "You cannot legislate your way out of this problem," said John Rutherford. He sent out his own statement saying that he supported the proclamation, and says people need to realize it's not the trigger that's the problem, but the triggerman. "We've got to start having these discussions about this culture of death that we have created."
  • Insiders now aggressively bearish

    02/06/2013 12:51:08 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6 February 2013 | Mark Hulbert
    This is worrisome because corporate insiders — officers, directors and the largest shareholders — presumably know more about their companies’ prospects than the rest of us do. If they were confident that the shares of their companies would soon be trading markedly higher, they wouldn’t be selling them now. Yet selling they are — at an alarming pace. snip To be sure, insiders have been selling heavily for several weeks now, and the market has continued to rise — including the Dow’s eclipsing of the 14,000 level in recent sessions. This surprising strength in the face of insider selling has...
  • Why Do Americans--Especially Among the Contemporary Elite--Believe Their Country is Evil?

    02/06/2013 12:48:18 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 52 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 1/30/'13 | Barry Rubin
    One of the highlights of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, 52 years ago, was a poem by the beloved Robert Frost. That morning I had watched the new vice-president, Lyndon Johnson, leave his home down the street and a bit later watched Frost read the poem on television that snowy day, looking at the same snow outside my window a few miles away. The poem was entitled, “The Gift Outright,” and it began: “The land was ours before we were the land's. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She...
  • Sweet: ObamaCare is going to cost us 127 million+ hours a year

    02/06/2013 12:46:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Just a little midweek, midday roundup of a few of the most recent ways in which the Affordable Care Act is just not going according to plan. “Unexpectedly,” of course.The House Ways and Means, Education and Workforce, and Energy and Commerce Committees have teamed up on a new report called the “ObamaCare Burden Tracker,” meant to function as “a real-time online resource to help the public keep track of all of the new government mandates, rules, and red tape as a result of ObamaCare.” Every hour and dollar spent complying with the Democrats’ health care law are time and resources...
  • Virginia advances bill pushing for state to establish its own currency

    02/06/2013 12:39:52 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/6/2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Virginia is one step closer to breaking ties with the country's monetary system. A proposal to study whether the state should adopt its own currency is gaining traction in the state legislature from a number of lawmakers as well as conservative economists. The state House voted 65-32 earlier this week to approve the measure, and it will now go to the Senate. While it’s unlikely that Virginia will be printing its own money any time soon, the move sheds light on the growing distrust surrounding the nation’s central bank. Four other states are considering similar proposals. In 2011, Utah passed...
  • Amnesty: An Electoral Disaster (Hispanics are by and large, big government liberals)

    02/06/2013 12:39:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | John O’Sullivan
    My recent column on amnesty and the GOP elicited a number of very passionate comments. I will try to deal with some of them in a separate posting, but one common criticism deserves an immediate response. This was that I had done a serious wrong in focusing on whether amnesty would be bad for Republican electoral prospects, when the right question is whether or not it would be good for America. The criticism is fair but misdirected. The main focus of my writings on immigration has long been on devising the policy that is best for America and Americans, while...
  • Study: Work less, save the planet

    02/06/2013 12:21:27 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 6 2013 | Fox News
    Americans should work less, play more -- and in doing so, save the planet. That’s the basic formula a Washington think tank is shopping around as a way to cut down on global warming. The shift from a U.S. work model to a more "European" one – which includes shorter work weeks and more vacation time -- could cut as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The study claims that scaling back on work hours could bring down greenhouse gases. “The calculation...
  • This is my favorite Ronald Reagan speech

    02/06/2013 11:47:39 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 2-6-2013 | James Pethokoukis
    February 6, 2013 This is my favorite Ronald Reagan speech James Pethokoukis | February 6, 2013, 1:43 pm The Gipper’s November 1979 presidential candidacy announcement is one of his less well-known speeches, but a crackerjack nonetheless. If you are short for time, cut right to 1:50 in. It’s like he’s speaking to 2013 America across space and time: Reagan: To me our country is a living, breathing presence, unimpressed by what others say is impossible, proud of its own success, generous, yes and naïve, sometimes wrong, never mean and always impatient to provide a better life for its people in...
  • Leno: Only Super Bowl Ads Nobody Gets Mad at Are White Guys Making Fools of Themselves Over Beer

    02/06/2013 11:25:13 AM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Rather predictably, many of last Sunday's Super Bowl ads have been criticized for supposedly being racist. On NBC's Tonight Show Tuesday, host Jay Leno marvelously asked, “When will advertisers learn the only stereotype nobody gets mad at is white guys making fools of themselves over beer?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): “You knew this was going to happen,” Leno teased during his opening monologue. “Complaints keep coming in about a lot of the Super Bowl commercials.” He continued, “Some Arab-American groups claimed the Coke commercial - remember the one depicting a sheik walking his camel across the desert? They...
  • Prepare For The Coming Cyber Wars: US Government To Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes (Prepping)

    02/06/2013 11:18:26 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan - Off Grid Survival ^ | 2-6-2013 | Robert Richardson
    Prepare For The Coming Cyber Wars: US Government To Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes Robert Richardson February 5th, 2013 Off Grid Survival For years we have warned our readers about the dangers that a full scale cyber-attack could have on our infrastructure; now those dangers are even higher as the Federal Government prepares to launch Pre-emptive cyber strikes against rogue nations. According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama has just concluded a secret legal review of the administration’s new cyber war guidelines. The guidelines give President Obama the power to order pre-emptive cyber strikes to protect national security interests....
  • U.S. #1 By Far In Gun Ownership—But Only 28th In Gun Murder Rate

    02/06/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    One of the most obnoxious liberal talking points on guns involves the idea that guns, in and of themselves, cause gun violence. Apparently, as this argument goes, guns or “gun culture” cause law-abiding citizens to transform into murderous nuts. In other words, more guns must mean more gun violence. The argument was famously made by sports writer Jason Whitlock and forwarded by Bob Costas on Sunday Night Football after a player reportedly murdered his girlfriend and killed himself. … According to the latest Small Arms Survey conducted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the U.S. tops the...
  • Obama’s Israel visit will be the moment of truth for Netanyahu

    02/06/2013 11:02:05 AM PST · by haffast · 11 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Feb.06, 2013 | 5:46 PM | Itamar Rabinovich
    The White House's surprising, dramatic announcement this week that President Barack Obama will come to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan has had an immediate impact on Israel's domestic political agenda and on the larger Middle Eastern political and diplomatic landscape. Following Barack Obama's re-election, analysts and commentators have been speculating on the policy he was likely to adopt with regard to Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some have argued that he was likely to re-engage in the effort to resolve the conflict that he had abandoned after a humiliating failure, and that he would probably assign the task to...
  • Remembering President Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2013 11:02:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver
    Remembering President Ronald Reagan By JILIAN FAMA Feb. 6, 2013 On February 6, 1984, on his 73rd birthday, President Ronald Reagan said, "Birthdays are special moments, and you've given me one today. But I must tell you, even though this is the 34th anniversary of my 39th birthday, those numbers don't faze me at all. I believe Moses was 80 when God first commissioned him for public service. And I also remember something that Thomas Jefferson once said. He said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that,...
  • Bonhoeffer's Birthday -- The Relevance of Costly Grace

    02/06/2013 10:36:51 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | February 4, 2013 | Eric Metaxas
    Today is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday. Since my book on him was published three years ago, fascination with the young German pastor continues to grow. The interest is so great I’ve recently been asked to do a ten-city Bonhoeffer tour. I have to ask myself: Why are so many people intrigued by Bonhoeffer? The answer, I believe, is that the message of Bonhoeffer's life is hugely relevant today—especially when it comes to the growing threats against religious freedom. Thoughtful people see the handwriting on the wall: First there's the HHS mandate, which demands that religious organizations buy insurance that covers abortion-inducing...
  • Tennessee Senate panel OKs guns in parking lots bill

    02/06/2013 10:33:19 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — A bill letting Tennessee’s 375,000 handgun-carry permit holders store firearms in vehicles parked on most public and private lots sailed through the state Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon despite objections voiced by businesses. The measure’s next stop is the Senate floor. Eight Judiciary Committee members, including Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, voted for the National Rifle Association-backed bill, sponsored by Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville. A lone Democrat, Sen. Ophelia Ford of Memphis, abstained. Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Bill Ozier told lawmakers that large and smaller businesses continued to have concerns about the legislation,...
  • Biden relishes role as ‘most involved’ VP in US history

    02/06/2013 10:21:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Biden relishes role as ‘most involved’ VP in US history By Jon FROSCH the 06/02/2013 - 18:29 The notoriously unpredictable Vice President Joe Biden has evolved from an easy target for stand-up comics into one of the most influential vice presidents in US history. France24.com takes a closer look at a politician in his prime. Recalling his 36 years in Congress, US Vice President Joe Biden told reporters in 2011: “In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man.” But it is hard to believe Biden feels particularly nostalgic these days. The famously loquacious...
  • TX:Homeowner shoots, wounds would-be burglar

    02/06/2013 10:17:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    chron.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Dale Lezon
    Police arrested a 39-year-old man Monday night after a homeowner shot and wounded him while he was trying to break into a house in north Houston, officials said. Kenneth Wayne Shepherd is charged with attempted burglary of a home in connection with the shooting about 9:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Janisch near Werner, said Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department.
  • Pamela Geller at "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference

    02/06/2013 10:16:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/6/13 | Pamela Geller
    "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference TUESDAY FEB. 5, 2013 at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC. From the Press Release, "Come hear Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, Inc., call on Congress to investigate the controversial sale of Al Gore's Current TV to "Terror TV" channel Al Jazeera. "While Americans are packing theaters to watch the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' and celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda's leader's favorite TV channel is coming to 40-50 million American homes," Kincaid said. "Al Jazeera should be exposed as a homeland security threat that already has...
  • Reese family FINALLY reunited

    02/06/2013 10:15:13 AM PST · by Steve0123 · 7 replies
    Rick and Ryin Reese were released on bond yesterday afternoon, a source close to the case confirmed to Gun Rights Examiner last night. The father and son are part of a family of gun dealers jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, but who were found not guilty on the most serious charges of conspiracy and had money laundering charges against them dismissed. They were convicted on a handful of lesser charges of making false statements on forms, basically under the presumption that they should have know federal agents were lying. Wife Terri was released on bond last...
  • NV:Suspect shot, killed in west Vegas break-in

    02/06/2013 10:13:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    fox5vegas.com ^ | 4 February, 2013 | Matt Guillermo
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police said one of three men believed to have broken into a west Las Vegas home was killed after a homeowner opened fire at the group. Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident in the 2300 block of Westwind Road, near Jones Boulevard and W. Sahara Avenue, about 7:48 a.m. Monday. According to police, the homeowner, a recent victim of burglary, called 911 about several men forcing their way into his home. The resident retreated to a bedroom where he retrieved a handgun, police said. The homeowner fired at least one round at the suspects, prompting...