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  • US Congress members urge Obama to make Tibet top priority

    12/20/2012 12:34:47 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    phayul.com ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Phayul
    Tibet activists lobbying US members of Congress to to sign congressmen McGovern/Wolf letter to President Obama to make Tibet a top piority. Dharamshala, December 20: A letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to exercise greater international leadership in improving the human rights situation in Tibet has received a large bi-partisan support from the US Congress. As of Wednesday, 56 members of Congress have signed the Wolf-McGovern letter “strongly urging” President Obama “to make Tibet one of your top priorities for U.S. advocacy” and nominate a Secretary of State who will “champion” the Tibet issue. “It is critical that...
  • The New Racial-Derangement Syndrome - What happened to Obama’s post-racial America? (VDH)

    12/20/2012 12:16:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country — and it is getting ugly.Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip Saturday Night Live audience even gave Foxx applause.Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, “Happy white peoples [sic] independence day . . . ”Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can...
  • ‘One can only hope’ NRA members are shot dead

    12/20/2012 11:39:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | DrJohn
    Tragedies often bring out the best in people. Responding to a tweet by author Joyce Carol Oates, actress Marg Helgenberger said "one can only hope" that members of the NRA get shot, Twitchy reported Tuesday. "If sizable numbers of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms," Oates tweeted Friday. "@JoyceCarolOates One can only hope, but sadly I don't think anything would change," the CSI star tweeted in response. This wasn't taken particularly well: "@MargHelgen @JoyceCarolOates are you encouraging violence against those who dare disagree with you?" asked "Jeremy Avery." "Congrats for becoming yet another clueless, VIOLENT,...
  • White House hints that FOX News’ Benghazi reporting was ‘entirely false’

    12/20/2012 11:36:07 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    FOX News White House correspondent Ed Henry asked Carney if the four State Department officials that resigned yesterday were “taking the fall” for President Obama and Hillary Clinton even though they repeatedly said that the “buck” stopped with them. “I’m not sure what you are suggesting, Carney replied. “There were some individuals that did a lot of reporting that turned out to be entirely false, based on the paragraph I just read, Ed.” Carney added testily, ” The facts in the report are the facts.”
  • Newtown’s Natalie Barden, Sister Of Daniel, Urges President Obama To Act On Guns In Letter

    12/20/2012 10:59:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 20, 2012
    Newtown resident Natalie Barden, 10, has already faced more in her short life than many of us could imagine — burying little brother Daniel Barden yesterday, one of the 20 victims of a horrific school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Natalie Barden’s little brother wanted to be a firefighter, and in Daniel’s honor, scores of uniformed firemen lined the streets in a sober procession to guard the tiny casket at his funeral Wednesday. Parents Mark and Jackie Barden described their son in a statement, saying: “Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light. Always smiling,...
  • Taxpayers Get Hosed in GM Buyback of Treasury Shares

    12/20/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Let's all rejoice! The Treasury Department is finally beginning to unload the taxpayers' stake in General Motors after a three and a half year stint of government involvement in the company. While the decision to get taxpayers out of the private sector is the correct one, the move is hardly a cure-all for what ails GM. And despite reports to the contrary, this does not bring closure to all groups that were involved in the unprecedented intrusion of government into the private sector that saw politically-powerful groups like the UAW receive favorable treatment over other classes. Let's start by reviewing...
  • Two days after 'Birther' comments leader of AZ GOP says he's quitting

    12/20/2012 8:17:44 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    AZfamily.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Dennis Welch
    PHOENIX -- A couple of days after breathing new life into the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president, the chairman of the Arizona Republican Party says he's not running for another term. The announcement is a surprise as Tom Morrissey had publicly said he would seek a second two-year term during the GOP's annual organizational meeting next month. Morrissey said Wednesday it was a tough decision but he is stepping down because of health reasons. On Monday, Morrissey and a pair of other Republicans questioned the authenticity of Obama's certificate, rekindling a long debunked theory....
  • Disgraceful: Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes

    12/20/2012 7:55:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/20/2012 | Bryan Preston
    During his press conference today, called to announce his new gun control task force, President Obama invoked the Newtown massacre to apply pressure on congressional Republicans in the fiscal cliff standoff. OBAMA: If this past week has done anything it should give us some perspective. I-I-I-If there’s one thing we should have, after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what’s important. And I would like to think that members of that caucus would say to themselves “You know what, I disagree with the president on some things. We wish the other guy had won. We’re...
  • Are Young Black Men Rejecting Obama? One Stat Suggests So.

    12/20/2012 7:39:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/20/2012 | Walter Hudson
    The number of young black men who cast a vote for the Republican presidential candidate in 2012 tripled that of 2008. Hearing this statistic, one commenter quipped, “Is this one of those situations where three times nothing is still nothing?” No. “Nearly 20 percent of black males under 30 voted for Romney, more than three times what McCain got.” That according to Ann Coulter, who gets her information from Pew Research.How? Why? Is there a growing number of young black conservatives?Those stand as worthy questions. Answering them properly would require follow-up polling. Any number of factors could have informed...
  • Obam's Petulant Chlid, "Eat Your Peas" Swagger Returns!

    12/20/2012 6:25:04 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-20-2012 | MOTUS
    I see we’ve returned to what somebody called the “smartest man in the room” swagger. This “eat your peas” scold was last heard during the fiscal cliff talks 2011(snip) Butt yesterday’s presser completed Big Guy’s on the job growth curve: from whiny baby, to petulant child, through cocky adolescence, before emerging in tact as the peevish, hubristic adult he is today. All the while staying true to his community organizer roots. And when asked where he’s been on gun control for the last 4 years by that uppity ABC reporter, Big Guy really put him in his place: “I don’t...
  • 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President

    12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST · by John W · 98 replies
    time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer
    Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.
  • Weapon used in Mexico gunfight linked to Operation Fast and Furious

    12/19/2012 3:13:48 PM PST · by Smogger · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2012, 10:56 a.m. | By Richard A. Serrano
    <p>Two of the weapons involved in a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people, including two soldiers and a young beauty queen, have been traced back to the U.S. – one lost during the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation.</p>
  • Obama tells Cameron why Britain should stay in the European Union

    12/19/2012 9:51:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:15 EST, 19 December 2012 | Matt Chorley
    Barack Obama has warned Britain against leaving the European Union, it emerged today. The US President used a call to David Cameron to urge him to resist calls to abandon Brussels, ahead of the PM delivering a major speech on Europe in the New Year. But President Obama is understood to be backing Mr. Cameron’s approach in his fight for a “better deal for Britain”. …
  • Jake Tapper to Obama: This isn't your first gun massacre "Where've you been?" (video)

    12/19/2012 7:55:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/19/12 | jim hoft
    Jake Tapper blasted Barack Obama today at his press conference announcing a new gun control committee. Tapper pointed out that this wasn't the first mass slaughter under his watch, "Where've you been?"
  • Obama: Climate change is going to be one of my top priorities this time around

    12/19/2012 7:44:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Over the course of Obama's first four years as president, we watched him "evolve" from a zealous, I-will-slow-the-rise-of-the-oceans climate change champion to a remarkably quiet almost-bystander on the whole debate. Now that his second term is secure, I’m sure we can expect that at least his rhetoric on the subject will once again reach much more vociferous levels, via The Hill: President Obama has identified climate change as one of his top three priorities in his second term after coming under fire from environmentalists for giving the issue short shrift during the campaign.The president, in an interview for TIME's Person...
  • NRA Memberships Are Surging Since Sandy Hook Massacre (Video)

    12/19/2012 6:40:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    NRA membership is surging since the Sandy Hook massacre according to an internal document that was made known to James Rosen of FOX News. They are gaining roughly 8,000 new members a day which is unlike anything they saw even in the wake of Columbine. Via The O’Reilly Factor:(VIDEO AT LINK)It should also be noted - Following the Sandy Hook shooting most Americans (86%) want more action to identify and treat mental illness. Only 27% agree with Obama and Democrats that stricter gun laws are needed...
  • If anyone asks, THIS is why we need AR's (vanity)

    12/19/2012 6:25:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    Red in Blue PA
    The fact of the matter is that nobody can show me even a single instance of a school shooting in the 1800's when: -there were no background checks -there were no age limits -there were no waiting periods -there were no arbitrary gun restrictions -guns were much more easily accessible to kids -gun safes practically did not even exist -gun locks did not exist at all -lever action guns in skilled hands can fire almost as fast as a semi auto AR With all of this, still nobody can show me even a single instance of a school shooting during...
  • NRA Membership surging per Foxnews

    12/19/2012 5:40:31 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Something like 8,000 new members per day, unlike anything previously seen. If you are not a member join now. If you are a member, renew!
  • At News Conference, Reporters Skip Past Gun Control and Face Instant Criticism

    12/19/2012 3:06:36 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The new York Times ^ | december19, 2012 | By BEN SISARIO
    His words, after five days of extensive news coverage and national debate, were intensely focused on gun violence. He addressed no other topics. Yet judging by the questions that followed his address, most of the members of the Washington press corps had other things on their minds. “I’d like to ask you about the other serious issue consuming this town right now, the fiscal cliff,” was the first question, from The Associated Press’s correspondent, Ben Feller. Mr. Obama answered. Then came the next question, again about the so-called “fiscal cliff”: “What is your next move?” Then: “You mentioned the $700,000,...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Using Massacre "Combination Of Self-Righteousness And Narcissism" (video)

    12/19/2012 4:01:17 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 19, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the president invoking the massacre of children to essential say the Republicans need to accept his terms of surrender in the negotiations is not just a non-sequitur, I think it's sacrilege. And it's of a piece with the whole tone of his news conference and this is the way he conducts them generally, which is he is excessively self-righteous. He talks about the other side of being unprincipled, not interested in the national interest, slaves of ideology which he says makes no sense. And as you mention, invested in opposing him to the point they are...
  • Americans Snap Up Guns at Wal-Mart, Ammo Clips on eBay

    12/19/2012 3:05:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 42 replies
    MoneyNews ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff
    With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed on Dec. 14. By contrast, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. suspended sales of similar guns at its more than 500 stores. Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal- Mart’s website...
  • ATF agent's personal weapon found at Mexican beauty queen cartel crime scene

    12/19/2012 1:42:22 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Mexican beauty queen Susana Flores Maria Gamez and four others died in a brutal gun battle between Sinaloa cartel members and the Mexican military in November. CBS News has learned that one weapon recovered from the area of the crime scene was originally purchased by federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was faulted by the Inspector General in Operation Fast and Furious. Gillett was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of ATF Phoenix when Fast and Furious started. The recovered weapon is a so-called FN Herstal pistol nicknamed a "cop-killer" because of its designation...
  • ObamaCare mandate may force nuns devoted to the eldery to leave U.S.

    12/19/2012 2:52:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.19.2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    BALTIMORE, December 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s HHS mandate may force the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor to cease their U.S. operations, according to Sister Constance Carolyn Veit, the religious order’s communications director. The Little Sisters currently provide group homes and daily care for the elderly poor in 30 U.S. cities. Sister Constance told The Daily Caller that the Little Sisters may not qualify for a religious exemption from ObamaCare’s requirement that employers provide coverage for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-causing drugs free of charge to female workers. “We are not exempt from the [ObamaCare] mandate because we...
  • Time For Federal Gun Regulation

    12/19/2012 1:33:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Peace Team ^ | December 19, 2012
    <p>Those who argue that the 2nd Amendment grants unlimited gun ownership rights must also recognize it is a federal constitutional amendment. And for those able to read and comprehend a COMPLETE sentence in the English language, it was never intended to operate outside of a "well regulated militia." We must therefore institute reasonable gun regulation at the federal level, not leave it solely up to states to turn their territories into shooting galleries, and feed deadly weapons of mass murder to buyers from states with more sane and responsible laws.</p>
  • Cops, detectives, FBI agents, U.S. soldiers tell Natural News they will not enforce gun confiscation

    12/19/2012 1:22:01 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 63 replies
    http://www.naturalnews.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Mike Adams
    In the wake of the recent Sandy Hook shooting, I reached out to my contacts in law enforcement, military and (retired) FBI over the last three days, asking three simple questions: #1) Do you think Obama will use executive orders to demand nationwide gun confiscation? #2) If such an order is given, will you or fellow members of your organization enforce it against the citizens? (And if so, how?) #3) What is the solution to stopping future mass shootings? I posed these questions to one ex-FBI agent, one retired Sheriff's deputy, two active duty city police detectives, one retired former...
  • Are Democratically Elected Dictators Hostile to Freedom "Good" Dictators?

    12/19/2012 12:54:09 PM PST · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 19, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Democracies sometimes reject freedom. It's MY constitution.Egypt has a new new democratically elected dictator and Venezuela still has her old one. Since they were elected by majorities of the voters they must be good democratic rulers who give the majority what they want. Suppose the majority want to have blasphemers' heads removed? Suppose the majority want to have money taken from the rich because they have been told that will help the poor? Giving the majority what they want is democratic and an effective way to get elected again. Individual freedom? Freedom is unnecessary in some democracies and may even...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term (DTD FEB 10, 2012!!)

    12/19/2012 12:48:45 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | Sean Lengell
    A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." "All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his...
  • President Obama Calls for Assault Weapons and High Cap Mag Bans, Background Checks for Private Sales

    12/19/2012 12:43:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/19/12 | Robert Farago
    At a press conference this afternoon, President Obama called for an assault weapons ban (AWB), limits on ammunition magazine capacity and background checks for all private firearms sales. He urged Congress to “hold votes on these measures next year.” “I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to an individual right to bear arms,” the President assured Americans. But, he insisted, the majority of law-abiding gun owners agree that it’s a good idea to remove the public’s access to “weapons of war.” The President assured Americans that the new, VP-led task force’s “concrete proposals” won’t be long in coming...
  • Nissan Admits Arrogance in Sales of Taxpayer-Subsidized Leaf

    12/19/2012 10:52:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    A top Nissan official has said the company was “arrogant” in its marketing and sales approach for the all-electric Leaf, which received a $1.4 billion stimulus loan guarantee fromPresident Obama’s Department of Energy. Not that the company is going to return taxpayers their money, since the premise upon which Nissan received the loan were ridiculously high production estimates. Too much in expenses would have to be eaten otherwise. “We were a little bit arrogant as a manufacturer when we went to the 50-state rollout,”said Al Castignetti, Nissan’s vice president for sales, to Automotive News in late November. “We had assumed...
  • Breaking: President Announces Gun Control Policies

    12/19/2012 9:28:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 12/19/12 | Kyle Becker
    Home 2012 News Obama Videos About Us Email Share Breaking: President Announces Gun Control Policies Kyle Becker December 19, 2012 12:02 pm President Obama announced gun control policies this morning at 11:45 a.m. Eastern. As reported on a local NBC News affiliate Channel 11 in Georgia, the administration will launch a major effort to develop and implement gun control policies the administration claims will help prevent another mass school shooting. The president is tasking gun control expert, serial gaffe-master Vice President Joe Biden to head up what one presumes will be called a blue ribbon commission unilateral effort on why...
  • The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (Commentary)

    12/19/2012 9:19:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kent Ramsay
    The U.S. Congress. The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Combined, they make up the greatest deliberative body in the world. Where our elected representatives meet and debate in the open to determine the laws of the land in the greatest representative democracy the world has ever seen. Committees are formed consisting of members of each party in our two-party system. These committees in both bodies use public hearings to debate and gather input on the important public matters of the day, such as tax policy, budgets, appropriations, etc. It is designed to be an open process that produces...
  • Obama named Time magazine's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 8:58:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/19/12 | Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - Time has tapped U.S. President Barack Obama for its Person of the Year for the second time, citing his historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's shifting demographics and the rise of younger, more diverse Americans.
  • The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It?

    12/19/2012 8:26:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/2012 | Bob Owens
    (President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he is “actively supporting” a proposal to reinstate a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” In addition, he supports a ban on the sale of firearms from one person to another without federal involvement which gun-control groups have dubbed a “gun show loophole,” and a ban on standard-capacity magazines for rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Instead, he would impose an arbitrarily determined ten-round limit to magazines.California Democrat Dianne Feinstein — who carried a concealed weapons permit while calling for disarming American citizens — is once again promising to introduce an “assault weapons” ban in the...
  • Great News, Rich Americans, Looks Like Obama's Caving On Dividend Taxes!

    12/19/2012 8:18:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/19/2012 | Henry Blodget
    SNIP SNIP Capital gains taxes will also revert to Clinton-era levels, rising from 15% to 20%, with a 3.8% Obamacare surcharge to be tacked on top. That's also a meaningful increase, but not a life- or behavior-changing one. And the 23.8% rate will also still be historically low. Much less noted--and much more meaningful for many high-earning Americans--is the scheduled increase in dividend taxes. Thanks to Obamacare, dividend taxes will already have the extra 3.8% surcharge tacked on top of them regardless of what happens with the Fiscal Cliff deal. More importantly, dividend taxes for the highest earning Americans are...
  • My Take: Obama's Newtown remarks show presidents as pastors in chief

    12/19/2012 7:54:58 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | December 17, 2012 | Stephen Prothero
    Presidents wear a lot of hats. They serve as commanders in chief. They nominate Supreme Court justices. They veto congressional legislation. Increasingly, they are also coming to serve as our pastors in chief. In his remarks Sunday night at an interfaith service at in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama vowed to use “whatever power” he has to prevent more mass shootings, and he all but promised to push for stricter gun control laws in the next U.S. Congress. But policy was not top of mind yesterday for either the president or a grieving nation. --snip-- It wasn't a speech. It...
  • Pelosi on "Assault Magazines, Salad From Once Upon A Time In Detroit

    12/19/2012 7:26:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-19-2012 | MOTUS
    If there’s one thing you learn as former Speaker of the House, it’s how to effectively place the blame. And Nancy took advantage of that experience yesterday: “How does something like this happen? Because a person with impaired judgment had access to(snip)assault magazines(snip)” (snip)I return you to now our regular Christmas Season programming: Salads. (snip)as December thoughts turn to Christmas, Dewey’s thoughts turned to the old Hudson’s Department Store - where they claim to have invented the Maurice Salad(snip) J. L. Hudson's Maurice Salad (serves 6-8) 2 tsp. white vinegar 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp. onion juice...
  • Barack Obama is Time's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 35 replies
    HLN ^ | December 19, 2012
    President Barack Obama has been named "Time Magazine" Person of the Year. "Time" says the U.S. is in the middle of big changes and President Obama is the symbol of what they call "a new America." "The Protester" was Person of the Year in 2011. President Obama was also on the cover of this anticipated issue of "Time" back in 2008, the year he was first elected to the White House.
  • Alert: most likely EO on Firearms

    12/19/2012 4:39:31 AM PST · by Solson · 79 replies
    Larry Vickers ^ | 12/19/2012 | Larry vickers
    Alert; possible executive order information I wanted to share with everyone here what I heard today from a very well placed source inside the firearms industry- word is the Obama administration had the ATF a couple months ago do a study to see the feasibility of making all semi auto assault rifles NFA items- meaning they would be handled in the same way as an SBR in terms of procuring one; it is assumed there would be an amnesty period for current owners to register the assault rifles they already have then any transfer down the line would be the...
  • Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy

    12/19/2012 3:33:12 AM PST · by Innovative · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Dana Ford and Holly Yan
    With the shock and horror from Newtown giving way to anger and calls for action, President Barack Obama will announce his first concrete steps Wednesday in addressing the raging debate about gun policy. Obama is expected to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency process to develop policy in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. White House aides say Obama won't announce major policy decisions Wednesday, but will outline his administration's path forward. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change," Obama told a packed auditorium at Newtown High School on Sunday.
  • Civilian analysts gained Petraeus’s ear while he was commander in Afghanistan

    12/18/2012 10:54:58 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    Frederick and Kimberly Kagan, a husband-and-wife team of hawkish military analysts, put their jobs at influential Washington think tanks on hold for almost a year to work for Gen. David H. Petraeus when he was the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Provided desks, e-mail accounts and top-level security clearances in Kabul, they pored through classified intelligence reports, participated in senior-level strategy sessions and probed the assessments of field officers in order to advise Petraeus about how to fight the war differently. Their compensation from the U.S. government for their efforts, which often involved 18-hour workdays, seven days a week and...
  • (Video) Democrat Exploitation of Shootings

    12/18/2012 9:52:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    Similar to the way Obama used the families of victims of the Benghazi murders for which he is responsible, Obama licked his chops over the opportunity to use the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary to further his assault upon the constitution...
  • Report on Libya cites State Dept. for security failures, confirms no protest before attack

    12/18/2012 7:15:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accepted 29 suggestions to improve embassy security issued as part of a review board's report that faults Clinton's department for security failures and confirms no protest preceded the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The release of the report, posted Tuesday night on the State Department's website, comes after more than three months of intense debate in Washington over who was behind the attack, what motivated the attacks and why U.S. authorities weren't able to stop the violence,... ~snip~ Although the motive for the attack remains unclear, the report confirms...
  • Layoffs Since The Election, End-Of-The-World-Week edition

    12/18/2012 7:09:05 PM PST · by null and void · 8 replies
    Mostly DailyJobCuts.com ^ | 12/18/12 | nully
    Since the election: (Updated 12/18/12 at 6:30 PM PST) Layoffs and closures. Number of jobs lost listed where reported Week of to # Laid off Running total Notes 11/7 11/13 41643 41643 11/14 11/20 47751 89394 11/21 11/27 3880 93274 Thanksgiving week 11/28 12/4 6138 99412 12/5 12/11 17907 117319 12/12 12/18 9141 126460 Organization Location # Laid off Running total Sector Notes Date 4 prisons OH 0 Government Facility closure 12/11/12 Ace’s Sports Bar & Grill Dresden, OH 0 Restaurant Closure, no number reported 11/20/12 Adirondack Health Sarnac Lake, NY 17 17 Health 12/7/12 Advanced Auto Parts Andersonville. TN...
  • Next round of Obamacare rules to be tough on employers

    12/18/2012 7:06:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Bill Hethcock
    Employers should expect the next round of regulations for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to be a doozy, says Janet Trautwein, executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters. This round of regs, now expected in early January, deal with the employer mandate. Employers not only will have to say whether they offer health care coverage or not, but they’ll also have to report specifically which employees they’re offering coverage for, Trautwein said. In addition, employers are going to have to track the coverage, probably monthly, she said. Trautwein, whose organization is based in...
  • Does he weep for the children he kills?

    12/18/2012 6:57:06 PM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-18-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama brushed away what appeared to be tears during his speech in Newtown CT in the aftermath of the massacre. The Washington Post slobbered all over itself slobbering over Obama: President Obama, so often cool and unemotional, struggled to maintain his composure Friday as he addressed a nation reeling from a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. “The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” Obama said partway into a four-minute statement. Then he paused, tilting his head down and looking at his notes,...
  • Independent Inquiry Faults State Dept. in Benghazi Attack

    12/18/2012 6:49:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — An independent inquiry into the attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11 sharply criticizes the State Department for a lack of seasoned security personnel and relying on untested local militias to safeguard the compound, Congressional and State Department officials said Tuesday night. The investigation into the attacks on the diplomatic mission and C.I.A. annex that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others also faulted State Department officials in Washington for ignoring requests from officials at the American Embassy in Tripoli for more guards and safety upgrades to the...
  • The Number of People on SS/SSI increased 700 Percent.

    12/18/2012 4:53:31 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 19 replies
    usdebtclock.org ^ | 12/18/2012 | typical_whitey
    www.usdebtclock.org is a source of economic data for the U.S. This data is collected from the various government departments. The website has a tool that you can use to view historic trends from the year 2000 to present and also out to 2016. Taking a look at the number of people on Social Security and SSI, which is found on the far right column of the webpage, and using the time tool, we can see that between 2000 and 2004 there was an increase of roughly 2.4 Million people, and from 2004 – 2008 approximately 2.8 Million were added to...
  • NYC pension funds may sell $18 million in gun-related stocks

    12/18/2012 4:47:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    New York City's pension funds may sell nearly $18 million worth of stock in four companies that manufacture guns and ammunition, a spokesman said on Tuesday. ---- New York's pension funds hold nearly $14 million worth of shares in ammunition maker Olin Corp, $1.7 million in gun maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp, $2.4 million in gun maker Sturm Ruger & Co Inc and $17,866 worth of stock in Brazilian gun maker Forjas Taurus SA.
  • Britain will be weaker without EU, says USA

    12/18/2012 4:04:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 18, 2012 | Alex Spillius
    With David Cameron now saying a Britain out of Europe was now 'imaginable', US agitation has reached a new high The Obama administration has expressed concern at what US officials see as Britain's slide towards the European exit door. Washington firmly believes that the departure of its strongest partner in Europe would also reduce American influence on the continent, as Britain so often shares American views. An EU without Britain would be seen as weaker on free trade and less reliable on defence and foreign policy issues. With David Cameron now saying a Britain out of Europe was now "imaginable",...
  • Fast and Furious gun found at Mexican crime scene (Beauty Queen Maria Gamez)

    12/18/2012 11:50:49 AM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    cbs ^ | December 18, 2012, 12:38 PM | Sharyl Attkinsson
    Another weapon from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency's controversial Operation Fast and Furious was recently recovered at a Mexican crime scene, CBS News has learned. Congressional investigators say the crime scene was likely where a recent shootout took place between reported Sinaloa drug cartel members and the Mexican military, in which Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed. According to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Justice Department did not notify Congress of the Fast and Furious firearm recovery in November, even though Grassley has requested an accounting of weapons that...