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  • See the Speech That Got a Standing Ovation in Congress Today (Mike Kelly delivers again)

    07/26/2012 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Representative Mike Kelly, speaking on the House floor today, managed something very rare in the history of the institution – he got a standing ovation. Applause is usually forbidden in the house, but Kelly‘s blistering attack on regulatory red tape and Washington’s culture of control was apparently so powerful that several of his fellow house members couldn’t resist showing their support, clapping, standing up and shouting “USA! USA! USA!” Would you applaud this way? See Kelly’s speech below and decide for yourself:
  • World Bank Calls Palestinian Authority "Unsustainable"

    07/25/2012 2:45:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/12
    The World Bank released a report...calling the Palestinian Authority "unsustainable" in terms of economy. The report said that the PA relies too much on foreign donations as opposed to creating a viable private sector. It also said the PA was not making good use of its land
  • Requests to investigate anti-gun Philly top cop’s ‘gun crimes’ ignored

    07/17/2012 11:53:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    Commonwealth and municipal legal authorities have punted and ignored requests to investigate Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey for misdemeanor and felony violations of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act, attorney Joshua Prince informed Gun Rights Examiner over the weekend. “[Ramsey] has openly carried a firearm in the city of Philadelphia but is neither a certified police officer, nor does he have a license to carry firearms,” Prince informed Attorney General Linda L. Kelly in an April 17 letter, providing citations to relevant Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes sections . “Furthermore, he wears a uniform and displays a badge, but is not a certified police...
  • Location theater celebrates 'The Blob'

    07/14/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | July 14, 2012
    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., - Fans of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob" came to Phoenixville, Pa., Friday to celebrate the movie at the theater where its most famous scene was filmed. The climax of "BlobFest" at the Colonial Theatre was a re-enactment of that scene, in which the audience runs out screaming and trying to escape The Blob, KYW-TV, Philadelphia reported. The day for the festival was chosen, of course, because it was Friday the 13th. The low-budget movie about a pulsating alien life form that grows bigger and bigger by ingesting everything in its path featured Steven McQueen in his...
  • Knife Rights' Switchblade Ban Repeal and Knife Preemption Bill Filed in Pennsylvania

    07/13/2012 3:27:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 11 July, 2012 | Knife Rights
    July 11, 2012: Knife Rights is pleased to announce the filing of Pennsylvania HB2548 which would repeal the Keystone State's ban on the possession of automatic knives and enact Knife Rights' signature Knife Preemption Law. The legislation was drafted by Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, and was introduced by Rep Michelle Brooks (R-17). Bipartisan Co-sponsors include Rep. Marc Gergely (D-35) and Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-60). Addition co-sponsors can be found on the bill's sponsor page. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Brooks said, "when Knife Rights brought to my attention the need to reform Pennsylvania's knife laws, I was...
  • Corruption Charges Fuel Move to Cut US Aid to PA

    07/11/2012 3:20:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Palestinian Authority said the Obama administration has warned it will cut aid if it goes to the United Nations again for recognition. In Congress, opposition to aiding the Palestinian Authority was fueled by charges that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has “lined his pockets.” Khaled Mesmar, a Palestinian Authority official of the Political Committee of the Palestinian National Council, admitted on Tuesday that the United States has “threatened to cut off financial aid to the Palestinian Liberation Office in Washington if the Palestinian leadership submitted another membership bid to the United Nations.” He said the threat was delivered through official...
  • Lancaster store clerk shoots at bandits during hold-up (PA)

    07/04/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 30 June, 2012 | BRETT HAMBRIGHT
    A Lancaster city store clerk pulled a gun of his own and fired at a pair of armed robbers early Saturday morning, police reported. One robber, 30-year-old Rodney Green, was shot in the chest and is receiving treatment at area hospitals, according to officials. He underwent life-saving surgeries and is scheduled for further procedures, officials said. The other man fled on foot and is being sought this morning. Police didn't immediately release a description of the man. Two armed men in masks entered Andromeda Grocery Store at 158 S. Queen St. at 12:30 a.m. and demanded money, police reported. During...
  • Erie Group Walks to Demonstrate Second Amendment Right(PA)

    07/02/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 1 July, 2012 | Ashley Doerzbacher
    A group on Sunday afternoon walked through parts of downtown Erie, demonstrating their Second Amendment right of bearing arms. Around twenty individuals met for this Open Carry of Fire Arms walk, organized by Justin Dillon. Dillon had an encounter with an Erie police officer last week, after he was seen carrying his weapon. Pennsylvania state law does not prohibit openly carrying a weapon. Dillon said he did not organize this to cause any conflict with the police, he just wanted to public to be aware of the laws, along with their constitutional rights. "I just wanted to do this to...
  • PA Officials: Israel Spreads Drugs Among 'Palestinian' Youth

    07/01/2012 4:31:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/12 | Elad Benari
    One day after Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi was condemned internationally for saying that Jews and the Talmud are responsible for international drug trafficking, no less than five articles in an official Palestinian Authority daily cited different PA officials accusing Israel of having a policy to disseminate drugs among Palestinian Authority Arab youth. The remarks were exposed by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) organization, which monitors PA-based media, translates it and presents it on its website. The organization’s reports often reveal the PA’s incitement to hatred and attacks on Israel. One of the officials, the Governor of Jericho, said that...
  • Tell Us: Are You OK With Guns on the Rail Trail? (PA)

    06/26/2012 8:40:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 26 June, 2012 | Josh Popichak
    A comment thread recently begun by an individual on the Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association's (PAFOA) online forum focuses on a "no weapons" rule in effect along the Saucon Rail Trail. A bench dedicated to the memory of fallen Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso--who was shot to death by George Hitcho in August 2011--is located along the trail in Hellertown's Water Street Park. A PAFOA user from Northampton County named Micky writes that when walking the popular trail in the borough, he stopped to read a sign that outlines rules for its use. "Now, for once, I did not have my...
  • At Gettysburg, history or propaganda? (Libs Complain about Gadsden Flag)

    06/23/2012 9:46:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 64 replies
    The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA) ^ | June 22, 2012 | Tim Prudente
    The name might not be recognizable, but you've probably seen a Gadsden flag, typically yellow with a coiled rattlesnake and the warning "Don't tread on me." The flag was flown by colonists rebelling against British rule. And more recently, it's become the adopted symbol of the Tea parties and conservative Republicans, prompting questions as to whether it's an appropriate theme for merchandise sold at the Gettysburg battlefield bookstore. There shoppers will find Gadsden flag shot glasses, mugs, magnets and pins. The souvenirs are the only items representing the Revolutionary War sold in the bookstore, said an employee. Mostly, the store...
  • PA Media Says Killed Carjackers were 'Martyrs'

    06/17/2012 10:29:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/12 | Elad Benari
    A report in the Palestinian Authority-based media said that the two PA Arabs who were killed by a Jewish trucker during a robbery attempt on Sunday were “martyrs”. The Arabic report in the PA-based WAFA news agency said, “A funeral of thousands of people in the town of Yatta south of Hebron, took place on Sunday afternoon with the bodies of martyrs Naim Mohammed Najjar (32 years) and Anwar Khalil Abed Rabbo (35 years). The report added, “Speakers denounced the crimes of the settlers under the continued support and protection of the Israeli occupation army, demanding the international community to...
  • Gun bill is bad news for municipalities(PA barf alert)

    06/12/2012 11:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | BERNARD HARRIS
    A measure that would open Lancaster city and other municipalities to lawsuits from gun advocates is moving forward in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 273, first proposed last year as an extension of the "castle doctrine," has been rewritten and reintroduced with language allowing lawsuits against cities, townships and boroughs that attempt to regulate guns. In the cross hairs of the bill are ordinances passed by Lancaster and 29 other municipalities that require gun owners to report if their gun has been lost or stolen. Lancaster City Council passed its ordinance in 2009 in an attempt to address illegal gun...
  • Police: Relative shoots teenager at Lancaster city park(PA)

    06/08/2012 4:03:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 7 June, 2012 | NA
    A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm by a relative during a family outing Wednesday at Long's Park, according to Lancaster city police. Investigators said the teen was squirting a "super-soaker type" water gun shortly after 4 p.m. when James Lawoyne Thedford Sr. shot him, hitting the boy's right wrist. Thedford and others took the boy to an area hospital, where he was treated and released, according to Capt. Kent Switzer. The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered from the vehicle that was used to take the teen to the hospital, according to investigators....
  • PA Glorifies Terrorist 'Martyrs' Whose Bodies Were Returned

    06/04/2012 7:49:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 6/4/12 | Elad Benari
    As was expected, the Palestinian Authority glorified the 91 terrorists whose bodies were returned by Israel, as a gesture by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) research organization, which monitors and translates the PA-based media, has translated and presented on its website several incidents in which the PA glorified the dead terrorists. The PA gave the terrorists a military funeral for heroes, with the participation of Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and other PA dignitaries. All the returned terrorists, including many suicide bombers who murdered Israeli civilians, were presented as heroic and...
  • What are the top-10 deer rifles? Here's one man's picks(PA)

    06/04/2012 4:54:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies ^ | 3 June, 2012 | George Block
    Deer hunting has been a Pennsylvania tradition for many years, and each man and woman who goes afield has a favorite deer rifle. Hunting conditions and technology have affected choices, but there are those models and designs that stand head and shoulders over the others. I thought just for fun - and controversy - I would name what I think are the best deer rifles produced since 1900. I decided to concentrate on sporting designs and ignore rifles what were simply military designs used for deer hunting. A good example of those would be the 30-40 Krag. Before and after...
  • PA Furious at EU for Hosting ‘Terrorist’ Yesha Leader

    06/03/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Gershon Mesika in Europe Shomron Regional CouncilA Palestinian Authority minister has blasted the European Union for hosting Shomron leader Gershon Mesika, whom it called a “terrorist.” Mesika two weeks spoke to the EU Foreign Affairs Commission of the Parliament in an unprecedented visit to the Brussels-based EU parliament. It was the first time a leader of Judea and Samaria spoke at an official parliamentary meeting, and it clearly infuriated the Palestinian Authority, which is heavily dependent on EU financing. An official letter to European Union members from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the PA stated that "The Ministry of Foreign...
  • Philadelphia judge's verdict abrogates the state Castle Doctrine law(PA)

    06/03/2012 5:03:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 2 June, 2012 | Paul Carpenter
    In the Lowe case, news stories said, a thug named Loren Manning Jr., accompanied by two other thugs, jumped Lowe on a city street last October. Lowe, 57, is a disabled and retired Marine, who has had two strokes and two heart surgeries and wears a pacemaker. Manning and his sidekicks attacked Lowe and witnesses said Manning chased him and tried to clobber him with a metal pole before catching him and pinning him to the ground, where Lowe managed to retrieve a small pocket knife and used it to stick Manning, who, tragically, died. This is Philadelphia, mind you,...
  • Illegal immigrant accused in Ross Township rape accidentally deported

    05/31/2012 3:43:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 31, 2012 | WPXI
    PITTSBURGH — An illegal immigrant who was accused in a 2009 Ross Township rape was accidentally deported to Mexico before going to trial. The victim said she's outraged and lives in fear knowing that the man accused of brutally beating and raping her outside of a North Hills restaurant is free. "You think you are going to get answers in a government that you've always believed in, that there's justice. But justice isn't for the victim," the woman said.
  • Chestnuthill Twp. to reconsider gun-possession ordinance(PA)

    05/28/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Chad Smith
    Chestnuthill Township supervisors will consider whether a township ordinance prohibiting guns in the township park should be repealed. The ordinance may conflict with a state law that says that municipalities don't have the authority to limit the rights of gun owners as long as the owners act in accordance with state gun laws. The possible conflict of local and state laws was brought to the township's attention by Brodheadsville resident William Gray. Gray doesn't want to fear being punished if he carries a firearm into Chestnuthill Park, he said. Gray said that, among other reasons, he'd like to have a...