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  • Obama’s Response to Oregon Shooting: Take Away Our Guns

    11/19/2015 2:10:54 PM PST · by mund1011 · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Oct 5 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    We hear you loud and clear about guns, President Obama. It's a little odd though, that you'd make insinuations about taking our guns away after the recent college shooting in Oregon, especially now that the EU Times reports the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) listed the shooter as an "American black-Islamist terror suspect" not quite the "white Republican" some initially suggested.
  • Jackie Biskupski Becomes First Openly Gay Mayor of Salt Lake City

    11/18/2015 5:49:47 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 18, 2015
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT community. The victory by Biskupski marked another milestone for LGBT people in Utah who have made major strides in recent years. "Today is not just about making history," Biskupski said. "It is about people. It is about affecting change." Her supporters cheered when the results were read at an elections canvass meeting. Two-term incumbent Ralph Becker showed...
  • Gov. Brown: Oregon will accept Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 2:10:54 PM PST · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    KOIN 6 ^ | 11/17/2015 | Erica Werner
    Kate Brown (Twitter): "Clearly, Oregon will continue to accept refugees. They seek safe haven and we will continue to open the doors of opportunity to them."
  • Driver on cellphone who hit teens gets 5 months, hears about 'horrible', 'traumatizing' injuries

    11/13/2015 5:15:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 11/12/2015 | Everton Bailey Jr
    Julie Hollenbeck-Newman says it's hard to forget the sight of shoes, socks and backpacks scattered on the street outside Centennial High School and her teenage daughter being loaded into an ambulance last January. Her daughter, Sarah Hollenbeck, was so disoriented that she didn't know that she and two of her friends had been hit by a car while in a crosswalk near their school, the mother said.But she took notice as emergency responders placed sheets over her friends, Samantha Jester, 15; and Alla Kovalenko, 16; she thought they were dead, though they survived. Hollenbeck spent six days in the trauma...
  • Beaverton [Oregon] woman hit $8M jackpot, gets no money [Casino says machine "malfunctioned]

    11/09/2015 7:44:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 81 replies
    KOIN 6 News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News Staff
    Veronica Castillo is still pretty upset. She hit the jackpot at a Lucky Eagle Casino slot machine and won $8 million. Except the casino said it was a machine malfunction and gave her $80. The mortgage loan officer took her mother to the casino in Rochester, Washington last weekend. She put $100 in a machine and hit the jackpot — she thought. "I was very excited, happy," she told KOIN 6 News. "Then I couldn't believe it." The casino staff came over and told her the machine malfunctioned. "They shut off the machine, took it away, printed out a ticket...
  • Sheriff OK'd to void unconstitutional gun laws

    11/08/2015 5:29:00 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/7/2015 | unknown
    Nearly a month after a tragic mass shooting shook Umpqua Community College, a rural Oregon county roughly two hours west of the school passed a measure directing the sheriff to bypass state and federal gun laws if he judges them unconstitutional. Coos County residents smoothly approved the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance Tuesday with more than 60 percent voting for its passage. The ordinance bars public employees from using county funds to enforce any laws the sheriff deems unconstitutional. It also prohibits enforcement of Oregon’s recent law requiring background checks on private gun transfers, including transactions between friends. County employees who...
  • Could Mount St Helens be about to erupt? Massive magma chamber found below the volcano ...

    11/05/2015 10:25:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12:49 EST, 5 November 2015 | By Richard Gray
    Geologists have discovered a second magma chamber beneath volcano They believe this feeds the smaller chamber directly below the mountain Earthquakes in the area may be a sign of magma pumping between them Geologists still consider Mount St Helens to be of high risk of erupting Its scarred and jagged crater is a reminder of the terrible devastation that Mount St Helens wrought over the Washington countryside 35 years ago. Now a new study of the volcanic plumbing lurking beneath the 8,363ft (2,459 metre) summit suggests the volcano could yet again blow its top in an explosive eruption. Geologists studying...
  • Chipotle shuts Seattle, Portland stores after E. coli outbreak

    11/02/2015 9:48:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | Ransdell Pierson and Lisa Baertlein
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Sunday it had closed all its restaurants in two West Coast markets due to a reported outbreak of E. coli bacteria that is being investigated by the company and health authorities. "After being notified by health department officials in the Seattle (Wash.) and Portland, Ore. areas that they were investigating approximately 20 cases of E. coli, including people who ate at six of our restaurants in those areas, we immediately closed all of our restaurants in the area out of an abundance of caution," Chipotle said in an emailed statement. The company said the...
  • Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

    10/31/2015 12:35:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Manteca Bulletin ^ | October 28, 2015
    Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley. ... Owens Valley ranchers are .. at the mercy of Los Angeles .. LA owns most of the water rights it furtively bought in the early 1900s in a widely chronicled land grab loosely recounted in the movie Chinatown. William Mulholland conceived the gravity-fed channel to slake the growing city's thirst and famously quipped, "There it is. Take it," as...
  • Bubonic Plague Found in Oregon Teenager

    10/30/2015 8:05:27 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/30/15 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The authorities in Oregon have confirmed a case of the bubonic plague in a teenage girl who was believed to have contracted the disease from a flea bite. Plague is rare and treatable with antibiotics if caught early, but federal authorities have been puzzled by an increase in cases this year. In a statement, state and local health officials in Oregon said they thought the girl was infected during a hunting trip on Oct. 16 near Heppner, a city located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the northeastern region of the state.
  • Ceasefire Oregon Reveals Plan to Cut Gun Violence

    10/30/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    ceasefireoregon.org ^ | 10/28/2015 | unknown
    Ceasefire Oregon and the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation Release Recommendations to Reduce Gun Violence by Thirty to Fifty Percent in Five Years. The plan includes legislative and educational courses of action. The three overarching goals are to require higher standards for firearm ownership, enhance accountability of federally licensed firearms dealers and improve safety standards for firearms and firearm ownership. Details are available on our new webpage.
  • Update: Tank blast near Bend kills 2

    10/28/2015 3:54:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    KTVZ ^ | POSTED: 11:45 PM PDT October 27, 2015 UPDATED: 11:52 PM PDT October 27, 2015 | Lauren Martinez
    NewsChannel 21's Lauren Martinez reports on an explsosion inside a World War II tank , killing two people, Deschutes County Sheriff Deputies said.
  • 2 dead after explosion inside World War II-era tank, police say

    10/28/2015 3:16:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2015 | Associated Press
    BEND, Ore. Authorities say two people have died in an explosion inside a World War II-era tank at a firing range in Oregon.
  • NW Portland resident fires gun at burglar in early morning break-in, police say (Oregon)

    10/22/2015 9:31:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/22/2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Portland police early Thursday responded to a report of a break-in in which a home's resident fired a gun at the burglar. The burglar ran when someone living in the home fired a gun. The accused burglar was later found in a vacant residence in the 2700 block of Northwest Pettygrove Street. The burglar was arrested and taken to a Portland hospital for treatment of a condition unrelated to the incident.
  • Chris Mintz describes role in Umpqua shooting: 'There's somebody shooting, you need to leave!' (OR)

    10/17/2015 11:42:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 16, 2015 | Andrew Theen
    Pics of Chris Mintz at link. Chris Mintz, one of the survivors of the Umpqua Community College shooting, released a lengthy statement on his Facebook page Friday evening explaining his role that day. The post is Mintz's first significant public comment on the Oct. 1 rampage that left a teacher and eight students dead and another nine people wounded, including Mintz. Mintz, an Army veteran who made national headlines and collected more than $800,000 in donations to a GoFundMe campaign after his miraculous survival, said he was shot five times and described his injuries. In several media reports, including The...
  • Two more Obamacare health insurance plans collapse

    10/16/2015 4:11:27 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 16, 2015
    Nearly a third of the innovative health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act will be out of business at the end of 2015, following announcements Friday that plans in Oregon and Colorado are folding. In just the past week, four co-ops, as the nonprofit plans are known, have decided or been ordered to shut down. Their demise means that eight of the 23 co-ops in existence a year ago will be unavailable to consumers shopping for 2016 coverage through insurance marketplaces created under the ACA
  • Trump: Armed teachers could have stopped Oregon massacre

    10/04/2015 8:14:44 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 4 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there this week would not have been as tragic. Trump has previously cited mental health issues, not guns, as the biggest cause of shootings in the U.S. But his comments on Saturday are his most extensive and emotionally charged about firearms since he launched his campaign in June, as he spoke about his personal gun ownership and elicited his biggest applause of the afternoon in discussing gun rights. "By the way, it was a gun-free zone," he said at a...
  • Washington County judge who stopped doing weddings to retire (Oregon)

    10/14/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/14/2015 | Emily E Smith
    Washington County Circuit Judge Thomas Kohl will retire at the end of the year, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced in a statement Wednesday. Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed Kohl, a former city attorney, to the Washington County bench in 1997. n September, Kohl said he had stopped performing wedding ceremonies as a judge after a federal judge overturned the state's gay marriage ban last year. "Last summer for personal faith-based reasons, I decided to not perform weddings as a judge," he said.
  • Faith-healing couple who prayed..on their dying baby instead of calling 911 WILL go to prison [tr]

    10/14/2015 12:26:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 14, 2015 | Joel Christie
    An Oregon couple who prayed and rubbed olive on their dying son following a home birth rather than call 911 and seek help will continue to serve six years in prison each after a judge upheld their manslaughter conviction. Dale and Shannon Hickman, both 30, were both convicted in 2011 of second-degree manslaughter for the death of their son, David, who died nine hours after his home birth in 2009. David was born two months early at his grandmother's home with undeveloped lungs, and died after having trouble breathing and turning blue. The Hickman's - members of a controversial faith-healing...
  • Why You Need a Gun

    10/13/2015 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Torcert · 54 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Oct 12 2015 | Dave Blount
    [Chilling, Real 911 Call] Woman Attacked//No Police to Help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTy1QstL5jQPublished on Mar 4, 2014 The horrifying 911 recording of a young woman in Oregon who gives us a glimpse into what it feels like to live without law enforcement. Dispatcher: I dont have anybody to send out there Victim: OK Dispatcher: Umm obviously if he comes inside the residence and assaults you.. can you ask him to go away? Dispatcher: Is there any way you can safely leave the residence? Victim: No, I cant Dispatcher: Well, the only thing I can do is give you some advice call the...
  • Gun Used in Homicides of Canadian Tourist, Tantra Teacher Stolen From Fisherman's Wharf: SFPD

    10/10/2015 6:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Jodi Hernandez and Lisa Fernandez
    This is the second high-profile homicide where a stolen gun was used to kill an innocent victim.The gun used to kill both a tantra yoga teacher hiking in Fairfax, California, and a Canadian tourist in San Francisco was stolen from a car parked near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco police revealed in a news conference Friday. And the motive for both homicides appears to be robbery, Cmdr. Toney Chaplin said the first time a possible reason for the seemily bizarre and violent deaths on two innocent victims was revleaed. On Friday, the Marin County District Attorney charged drifters Sean Michael...
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 11:13:28 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | 10/12/15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports. But school officials apparently dont share Holmes understanding or patriotic spirit, and recently forced the eighth-grader to change his shirt that depicted a traditional soldier memorial or face in-school suspension. Holmes choose the latter. The principal, I asked him, is this considered a suspension? He said yes Ill see...
  • Oregon school suspends 8th-grader over battlefield cross T-shirt

    10/12/2015 8:23:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | Oct. 11, 2015 | Fox
    Eighth-grader Alan Holmes T-shirt imagery of a rifle, helmet and boots denoting loss may have symbolized patriotism to him, but not to administrators at Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham who demanded the boy change his shirt and then suspended him when he refused. Im not changing into a Dexter shirt, the 13-year-old told Fox 12. They wont let me wear a shirt that supports the people that keep us free, Im not going to support them.
  • WATCH: Protester Explains Why He Brought His Gun to The Roseburg Moment

    10/11/2015 7:54:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/10/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    On Friday, anyone paying attention to the news got to see at least a hint of The Roseburg Moment. It doesnt fit either the mainstream media nor Democrat establishments political narrative, so it didnt get the full court press media coverage of an Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter protest, but anyone concerned about the future of freedom in America should take note. The Roseburg Moment saw a community that had been devastated in the UCC Shooting by what the MSM now calls gun violence, and instead of kowtowing to President Obamas call for gun control, the people rose...
  • What Hillary and Obama Dont Know About Gun Control

    10/11/2015 6:22:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Another mass murder and the country once again is grieving. The long knives come out for the NRA and the anti-gun lobby again demands new laws to restrict people from accessing guns. This time the president and the Democrats leading candidate to be the next president chimed in with Hillary stating she would pull an Obama and create a lawless executive action if Congress would not bend to her will and pass new restrictive laws. It came to me that I dont think either one of these people actually understand what gun laws are in place. That is because I...
  • Mining on 10 Million Acres in Six States Impacted by BLMs Proposed Withdrawal ( sage-grouse )

    10/10/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | October 9, 2015 | mucker
    On September 24, 2015, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Proposed Withdrawal (BLM notice), proposing to withdraw from mineral location and entry federal lands identified as sagebrush focal areas in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM notice commences a two-year temporary segregation period, prohibiting location and entry of new mining claims on BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands in these sagebrush focal areas. If the BLM decides to withdraw the area at the end of the segregation period, the withdrawal will last up to 20 years, but could be extended in the...
  • USFS Road Closures Balloon to 21,000 Miles in Montana Counting More Categories

    10/10/2015 12:08:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | September 17, 2015 | Ron Catlett
    accounting for roads that have been decommissioned along with roads considered unauthorized, the mileage of road closures on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land in Montana balloons to 21,951 miles. On Monday, Media Trackers reported that a study commissioned by the state legislature earlier this year and reported to the EQC last week found that 9,784 or nearly 31 percent of the nearly 32,000 miles of roads in Montana managed by the USFS were level 1 roads, meaning they are closed to motorized traffic and only open for administrative use. However, the 32,000 total miles of roads does not...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • Former Boys & Girls Club employee indicted on rape, luring a minor charges

    10/09/2015 9:30:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | October 9, 2015 | The Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. A 25-year-old man was indicted on rape and sex abuse charges, accused of victimizing three teenage girls, Portland Police said. Riante Ramon Badon, 25, was arrested in late September on third-degree rape, third-degree sex and seven counts of luring a minor....
  • Hammonds to serve 5 years in prison [ Oregon ranchers vs BLM ]

    10/09/2015 5:51:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Oregon Farm Bureau ^ | October 7, 2015 | Barry Bushue
    Today two Oregon ranchers were sentenced to five years in federal prison under terrorism statutes for setting preventative fires on their own land. We are gravely disappointed at this outcome. Elderly Harney County rancher Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, a former OFB Board member and Harney County Farm Bureau president, have already served time in federal prison for their mistakes and paid their debt to society for the less-than-140 acres of BLM land that was accidentally impacted by the fires. This is an example of gross government overreach, and the public should be outraged. Todays verdict is also hypocritical...
  • Sheriff Hanlin's views, Facebook posting criticized

    10/09/2015 3:41:33 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 39 replies
    NRToday ^ | 10/9/2015
    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence may want Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin to step down because of his Second Amendment views, but it appears the flap has, if anything, increased local support for the sheriff. Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman was with Hanlin night and day as the tragedy unfolded at Umpqua Community College on Thursday, as victims were identified and grieving families and community gathered by candlelight. He watched Hanlin handle the media circus that descended on Roseburg and saw him answer the same questions again and again, patiently and respectfully, without backing down on his Second...
  • Obama in Roseburg: live updates on visits with Oregon school shooting victims

    10/09/2015 11:15:41 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 133 replies
    OregonLive ^ | October 09, 2015 at 11:11 AM | Molly Harbarger |
    It's little more than an hour until wheels down in Eugene for President Barack Obama. He is meeting with the families of victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting, then flying to Seattle for Democratic National Committee roundtable. Gov. Kate Brown will accompany Obama on his visits. Neither are expected to speak publicly. Yet, many see Obama's meeting the grieving families as a maneuver to push gun control laws in Congress. Especially after Obama's impassioned speech, saying mass shootings could be prevented with stricter gun laws.Already, protestors are in position to greet Obama when his plane lands in Eugene. Conservative...
  • CNN Report Shows White Hands for Oregon Shooter's Mom

    CNN has denied claims by conservative websites that a photo of Chris Harper-Mercer, the man who shot and killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, was altered to make him appear white. But a report on his mother, who is black, used footage of white hands to illustrate her making web postings on Tuesday. A CNN report aired Tuesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" noted there are "new questions whether the mother of the Oregon shooter shares at least some of the responsibility for the tragedy." CNN mentioned that the shooter had Asperger,...
  • Go golf': Over 8,000 Oregon protesters tell Obama to go home

    10/09/2015 12:35:57 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 175 replies
    theamericanmirror ^ | October 9, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama is hoping to use the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon as the backdrop for his call for more gun control today, but the locals aren’t standing idly by. Many are already our in force — over 8,000 by one estimate — telling the president to go home. Larry Brown ‏@LarryB_in_OK Over 8,000 protesters are lining the streets in #Roseburg to oppose #Obama showing up there today. #ObamaGoHome Several people on hand are posting photos of the protesters’ signs and messages to Obama. “My family, my friends, everybody down here is not happy about him coming,”...
  • HUNDREDS TURN OUT to Protest Barack Obama in Oregon Go Golf! (VIDEO)

    10/09/2015 12:27:56 PM PDT · by Torcert · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 9th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The protesters want an end to the dangerous gun-free zone policies. One Defend Roseburg supporter offered this prayer today: We come to You today to first give You glory and honor and praise for we know there is none like You, You are the only one true and living God like You as You have told us in Your Word. Thank You Father for being real and giving us hope. Today we lift up the community of Roseburg Oregon and ask for a hedge of protection there. As You know Lord, president Obama is going to visit Roseburg and many...
  • Live feed of President's visit to Roseburg, Oregon

    10/09/2015 12:26:57 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    KGW ^ | 10/09/2015 | KGW
    Live feed of Obama's visit. ON the left side of the KGW page, click on Live Feed
  • The Allure of Mass Murder

    10/09/2015 10:20:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "Seems the more people you kill, the more you are in the limelight." That blog post on the email address of Oregon mass-murderer Christopher Harper-Mercer was made after Vester Lee Flanagan shot and killed that Roanoke TV reporter and her cameraman. "I have noticed," said the blog post, "that people like [Flanagan] are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who you are." Harper-Mercer had found the key to his future, and given us a truism for our time. For the world now knows who Harper-Mercer is. We have seen his face...
  • Thousands Expected to Protest Obamas Roseburg Visit

    10/09/2015 7:39:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/09/2015 | Debra Heine
    Several groups plan to protest President Barack Obama’s visit to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday.Many residents of the conservative community are not happy with the president because he politicized the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College before all the bodies had even been identified. David Jaques, publisher of the conservative Roseburg Beacon, put out the word earlier this week that the president would not be welcome in his town because he was coming to further his anti-gun agenda.On Monday, Jaques told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he had talked to “dozens and dozens of citizens, some family members of the...
  • What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like

    10/09/2015 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion. Multiple eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims all said the shooter asked the victims to state their religion. Those who said "Christian" were shot in the head. Others were shot in the legs or other parts of their body. The president -- in 1,299 words -- never once discussed religious...
  • If He Goes, Censure Him

    10/08/2015 1:56:28 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Scott McKay
    If President Barack Obama follows through on his threat to visit Roseburg, Oregon later this week the House must pass a resolution of censure before he gets off Air Force One. Call the presidents planned trip to the site of the Umpqua Community College shootings last week the straw that broke the camels back, if you will. But his announcement Monday evening that he was going to Roseburg, after prominent individuals including the publisher of the local newspaper had made it clear he was not welcome there as a result of his statements following the shootings, display a crass disregard...
  • Barack Obama, Jackass

    10/08/2015 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda. Stating that it was only good and right to "politicize" the Oregon shooting, Obama stated, "This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones, because of our inaction." Obama then called for "modest" gun regulations, without specifying the nature of those "modest" gun regulations. No...
  • National Moment of Silence for Umpqua

    10/08/2015 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    There will be a National Moment of Silence today, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET in honor of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Our college is joining Achieving the Dream staff and fellow network colleges by observing this pause in our daily activities. Our hope is to show the Umpqua community that we stand with them as they begin to find a way forward after the tragedy. If you are active on social media, please use the #IamUCC hashtag to convey your support.
  • U.S. hero of French train attack stabbed in Calif.

    10/08/2015 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Doug Stanglin and John Bacon
    Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in an email in Air Force Times.
  • The Rachel Dolezal-ation of the Oregon Killer

    10/08/2015 4:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Here's the narrative: mass killers are almost always white men. The Daily Kos recently published a piece with this headline: "How come we can't tell the truth about the White Mass Killer Problem?" It asks, "Just what the fracking hell is the matter with all these mass-murdering white people?" Certainly mass killers are almost always men. But they're not almost always white men. Overrepresented? Perhaps. But almost always white? No. Chris Harper Mercer walked into Oregon's Umpqua Community College and killed nine people, wounding nine more. On a dating site, Mercer, whose father is white and mother is black, referred...
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area.
  • Carson:"The Whole Question" Wasn't Shown In My Oregon Comments

    10/08/2015 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the controversy over his statement regarding the Oregon shooting, stating, they didnt show the whole question on Wednesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel.
  • Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)

    10/08/2015 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier we can now reach anyone at just about any time. Ironically, the largest impediment to human-to-human communication is not the technological barriers that have been erected, but we humans ourselves. There was a time, or so Im told, when a handshake or someones word was enough. Communication was unambiguous. A deal was a deal. Leave it to people to screw up that simple societal bargain. You can Google just about...
  • Father of Oregon Shooting Victim: We Will Not Be Attending Obama's Exploitative Gun Control Visit

    10/07/2015 1:38:28 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2015 | Katie Pavlich |
    Tomorrow President Obama is scheduled to visit Rosenburg, Oregon, where 10 people were killed last week at Umpqua Community College by a deranged killer who happened to use a gun to carry out his crimes. We've already reported on the repulsed reaction from the community as people who live there continue to reject Obama's visit. Now Stacy Boylan, the father of shooting victim Ana Boylan, is directly speaking out against Obama's visit and has no interest in putting up with his exploitation of the tragedy for political purposes.
  • Thousands of Residents to Protest Obamas Visit to Roseburg, Oregon

    10/07/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | October 07, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    Following the massacre of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last Friday, President Obama issued a statement of condolence and reiterated his determination to press for more gun laws. On Monday he announced that he would visit Roseburg to console the families of the victims. But apparently this was not by invitation, and resistance to his unwelcome intrusion is building. In last Fridays remarks, the president made clear his agenda:
  • Roseburg, Reeling From Massacre, Finds Security in Gun Ownership

    10/07/2015 11:01:37 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | JACK HEALY and JULIE TURKEWITZ
    A week has passed since J.J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now, he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself. Its opened my eyes, said Mr. Vicari, 19. I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people Im with. Im sure Ill have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure. Mr. Obama...