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  • EPA Says It Will Toss Artifacts from Historic 18th Century Fort into a Landfill

    08/18/2009 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,584+ views ^ | 8/18/09 | Adam Brickley
    ( – Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency restarted a controversial dredging project on the Hudson River, dredgers operated by the General Electric Company dislodged wooden beams that are the last remnants of one of the largest British forts in the American colonies. The EPA now says that the beams are contaminated with potential carcinogens known as PCBs and therefore must be buried in a landfill
  • Packing for school: Guns on campus one year later (without any problems!)

    08/07/2009 2:57:14 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 4 replies · 501+ views
    Report News ^ | 6 AUG 2009
    WICHITA FALLS — One year ago, David Thweatt made a decision so controversial and groundbreaking the story about it sped around the world. The superintendent of the isolated Harrold Independent School District, about 30 miles northwest of here, made history last August when he and his school board decided to allow select teachers and staff members at the 110-student school to carry guns on campus — a first for Texas and the nation. For Thweatt and his board, the decision was pure mathematics. The school, which sits in the middle of a prairie, was too far from law enforcement for...
  • Protection Sought Again For Giant, Spitting Worms

    06/30/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    CBS | AP ^ | 6/30/09
    Conservation Groups Again Seek Endangered Species Protection For Giant, Spitting Worm In Wash. (AP) Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species that spits at predators. They filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the worm be protected as an endangered species.
  • Operation Rescue Office Security System Attacked - Police Apathy [?]

    06/29/2009 9:09:55 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 668+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Monday June 29, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday June 29, 2009 Operation Rescue Office Security System Attacked - Group Complains of Police Apathy By Kathleen GilbertWICHITA, Kansas, June 29, 2009 ( - An unidentified man has been caught on video attacking Operation Rescue's headquarters Friday afternoon. The man allegedly disabled one of the building's security cameras and attempted to assault Operation Rescue president Troy Newman before fleeing the scene. (Watch security camera footage of the attack here) Operation Rescue reports that Newman heard a suspicious noise outside his office and observed the suspect through the security cameras attempting to gain access to the roof. Newman rushed outside and...
  • Law Gives Military Renters More Protection Against Foreclosures

    06/11/2009 5:40:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 541+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2009 – President Barack Obama’s latest efforts to look after home renters gives military members additional protection if the homes they rent are foreclosed, a Defense Department official said today. The president’s Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 was signed into law on May 20. The legislation ensures that renters aren’t forced out of their homes if foreclosure occurs and a new landlord takes over. Renters in every state now have more time to find new homes. The new law greatly benefits the military, as the vast majority of active duty servicemembers rent homes throughout...
  • Afghan Public Protection Program Paves Way for Development

    06/04/2009 4:57:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    KABUL, June 4, 2009 – Following months of hard work by the people of Jalrez in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, security has improved to such a degree that development money is pouring into the district. Gov. Mohammad Halim Fidai of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, the Jalrez district sub-governor, members of administrative divisions, contractors and numerous district elders gather for a meeting to discuss future development projects in district, June 3, 2009. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Wardak Gov. Mohammad Halim Fidai joined the Jalrez sub-governor, the president of the Jalrez community council, members from all of the...
  • Roll Call: Allowing guns in national parks measure (passed)

    05/13/2009 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies · 1,209+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/13/09 | Associated Press staff
    The 67-29 roll call by which the Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to support the amendment and a "no" vote was a vote against it. Voting "yes" were 27 Democrats, 39 Republicans and 1 independent. Voting "no" were 27 Democrats, 1 Republican and 1 independent.
  • Mission District rally for immigrant rights

    02/26/2009 7:18:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies · 422+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 26, 2009 | Marisa Lagos
    Mission District rally for immigrant rights Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, February 26, 2009 Several hundred people packed a school auditorium in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday evening to decry the city's treatment of immigrants, making their case in front of a panel of city officials that included representatives from the Police Department, mayor's office, school board and Board of Supervisors.
  • Patriot Perspective. Sixty Million Armed Patriots....and Counting

    01/30/2009 10:17:04 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 63 replies · 2,233+ views
    Patroit Post | 1/30/2009 | Mark Alexander
    Friday Digest Vol. 09 No. 04 30 January 2009 THE FOUNDATION "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment, United States Constitution PATRIOT PERSPECTIVE Sixty million armed Patriots ... and counting By Mark Alexander By now, you've probably heard that large sectors of the U.S. economy have collapsed, consumer confidence is at a historic low, Democrats control the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and they're poised to print "bailout and infrastructure" money on the theory of "trickle...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • Inauguration Is Climax to 2 Years of Increasing Protection Around Obama

    01/17/2009 7:29:01 PM PST · by thecodont · 33 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Washington Post / ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009; Page A17 | By Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post Staff Writer
    As jubilant Democrats nominated Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president in a Denver convention hall in late August, the U.S. Secret Service in Washington placed its largest ever order for bulletproof glass. The service requested about 5 tons of "transparent armor," laminated with four layers of virtually unbreakable plastic to resist chemicals, flames and multiple gunshots. When Obama is sworn in as the nation's 44th president Tuesday, the ballistic shield will provide a final layer of safety in a massive exercise in presidential security, the culmination of two years of a steady ratcheting up of the protection around Obama to...
  • Senate boosts wilderness protection across US (rare Sunday session)

    01/11/2009 2:20:37 PM PST · by shielagolden · 43 replies · 1,498+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/11/09 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON – In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress. Republicans complained that Democrats did not allow amendments on the massive bill, which calls for the largest expansion of wilderness protection in 25 years. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats said the bill — a holdover from last year — was carefully written and included measures sponsored by both Republicans and...
  • Force Protection Announces $30 Million Force Armor Awards

    12/18/2008 7:05:30 AM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 5 replies · 474+ views
    LADSON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that Force Protection Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has received two contract awards from Marine Corps Systems Command for 188 Cougar Exterior Ballistic EFP Kits. These add-on armor packages incorporate the company’s proprietary composite armor solution, Force Armor™. These undefinitized contracts carry a combined dollar value not to exceed $30 million with delivery scheduled for late 2008 and early 2009. Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, Inc., commented, “We are very pleased to receive substantial first orders for this new product. We are proud with our research and...
  • More people packing heat in Florida

    12/09/2008 7:11:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2,096+ views
    CBS 47 Jacksonville ^ | 12/9/2008 | Mike Aquilia
    Jacksonville - Right now, more than a half million people in Florida have a concealed weapons permit. That's a 50% jump from three years ago, according to the Department of Agriculture. More than 23,000 of those people are in Jacksonville. People you wouldn't even expect to carry guns now feel like they have to. We spoke to two Beaches businessmen, who rallied their friends, and got all of their permits together. Marshall Reddy said, "I don't know if the permit makes me feel safer or not. I think it makes me feel a little more comfortable about what I can...
  • Election Outcome Increases Upstate Gun Sales

    11/10/2008 10:04:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 264+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 |
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Josh and Elizabeth Burrow stopped by Trader's Gun Shop Monday on Wade Hampton Boulevard to buy a new handgun -- and it wasn't for Josh. "With everything going on in the economy and the world," said Elizabeth Burrow, "I'd just like the security of knowing I can protect myself." She was among dozens of people looking to buy a gun at the shop on Wade Hampton Boulevard. The owner of Trader's said some are buying for Christmas or hunting season, but about half of the people are buying because of the recent presidential election. "We're selling weapons...
  • BOTH McCain and Obama Supporters Vote In Favor of Marriage Protection in Florida and California

    This Tuesday, following the Public Advocate national citizens survey on Marriage protection, supporers of both presidential candidates, McCain and Obama, also voted in favor of Marriage Protection initiatives. States where marriage protection measures were approved by voters included California and Florida. Public Advocate of the United States conducted a citizen survey, which is now posted on Youtube, which proves that most citizens favor the national definition of marriage as being ONLY between a man and a woman. Even in New York state, citizens overwhelmingly proved to favor marriage protection. During this year's national debate on marriage protection, Public...
  • Iraqi, American Firefighters Combine Forces for Airfield Protection

    10/31/2008 4:18:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 225+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Brian Davidson, USAF
    NEW AL MUTHANA AIR BASE, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2008 – As senior government leaders hammer out a new Status of Forces Agreement that will set the path for future American and Iraqi military policies, a group of American and Iraqi firefighters have already developed a working relationship that protects people, structures and aircraft here at Baghdad International Airport. Air Force Master Sgt. John Bell, center, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dale Catlett, right, work with Iraqi firefighters on a combined training exercise aimed at developing American and Iraqi cooperation in the event of an aircraft fire. Bell and Catlett...
  • A Strange Case of Justice

    10/07/2008 2:03:14 PM PDT · by drb9 · 16 replies · 887+ views
    Boat/US--Seaworthy ^ | Bob Adriance
    At approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 29, 2006, five friends on a 27’ O’Day were sailing toward their marina on California’s Clear Lake. It was an almost moonless night, very dark, with barely a hint of wind. The sailboat was ghosting through the water when a 385 hp, 24’ Baja Outlaw with three people aboard sped through the darkness and struck the sailboat’s starboard stern quarter. According to forensic experts, the Baja ramped over the sailboat and crushed the cabin bulkhead, leaving prop marks in the deck. Much of the sailboat’s cabin top was torn off and its aluminum mast...
  • Pro-Life Video Levels Obama on Born Alive Infants Protection Act

    09/22/2008 6:12:21 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 710+ views
    This video is making the rounds in a big way from the intial release in the Spring. does contain some images pro-abortionists might not find offensive. Very damning video that levels Senator Barack Obama
  • Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide

    09/07/2008 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 35 replies · 365+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 16, 2008 | Jill Stanek
    Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide Posted: January 16, 2008 1:00 am Eastern By Jill Stanek © 2008 I was intimately involved in the five-year process to pass the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, testifying before committees twice that then-state Sen. Barack Obama sat on. Following are 10 excuses Obama has given through the years for voting "present" and "no" on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, or BAIPA. 10. Babies who survive abortions are not protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Obama, the sole opponent ever to speak against BAIPA, stated on the Illinois...
  • Child protection database 'will be used to prosecute young people'[UK]

    08/26/2008 12:02:28 PM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 168+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 26 Aug 2008 | Martin Beckford
    A flagship database intended to protect every child in the country will be used by police to hunt for evidence of crime in a "shocking" extension of its original purpose, The Daily Telegraph has learned. ContactPoint will include the names, ages and addresses of all 11 million under-18s in England as well as information on their parents, GPs, schools and support services such as social workers. The £224 million computer system was announced in the wake of the death of Victoria Climbié, who was abused and then murdered after a string of missed opportunities to intervene by the authorities, as...
  • Obama opposed Induced Infants Liability Act (Illinois’ Born Alive Infant Protection Act)

    08/24/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 1,143+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 8/24/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    The page contains a GRAPHIC cartoon of Barack Obama smashing a baby's head against a wall (which is why I am not actually posting the cartoon here--people who might find such an image upsetting, even in a cartoon, don't have to see it). The cartoon is similar to the kind that was used during the World Wars to portray the enemy as woman-raping and/or baby-killing monsters, e.g. Imperial Germany as a fanged gorilla carrying a half-naked woman over his shoulder. In politics, of course, such a cartoon must convey the absolute truth if it is not to be written off...
  • Govt. Agency Issues Gag Order (EPA)

    07/30/2008 11:44:36 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies · 162+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7/29/2008 | Judicial Watch Blog
    In yet another example of government secrecy, the agency in charge of protecting human health and the environment has ordered its staff not to speak with congressional investigators, the media and even the agency’s own inspector general. The massive, taxpayer-funded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with an annual budget of nearly $8 billion, has issued a gag order on its pollution enforcement officials via an internal electronic mail made public by an international wire service dedicated to covering environmental issues. The message orders nearly a dozen managers in the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and their staff to keep...
  • Joe Horn Cleared by Harris County Grand Jury

    06/30/2008 6:54:22 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 27 replies · 224+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 30, 2008 | LBG
    Joe Horn, the infamous neighbor in Pasadena TX who shot two suspected burglars in the back in broad daylight last November, has been cleared by a Texas Grand Jury. According to the Houston Chronicle, Horn "confronted" two men who had allegedly broken into a neighbor's house. Horn had called 911 where his conversation with the operator had been taped: “Move,” Horn can be heard saying on the tape. “You’re dead.” Boom. Click. Boom. Click. Boom. Horn redialed 911 and told the dispatcher what he’d done. “I had no choice,” he said, his voice shaking. “They came in the front yard...
  • CA: Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment (Ca lifornia Marriage Protection Act)

    06/16/2008 9:30:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 209+ views
    Amends the California Constitution to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: The measure would have no fiscal effect on state or local governments. This is because there would be no change to the manner in which marriages are currently recognized by the state. (Initiative 07-0068.) -- Qualified: 06/02/08 Signatures Required: 694,354 Title: This measure shall be known and may be cited as the "California Marriage Protection Act."
  • The new accessory: weapons, openly carried

    06/10/2008 3:29:13 PM PDT · by XR7 · 86 replies · 483+ views
    Crosscut ^ | 6/10/08
    While Seattle worries about concealed weapons, a new fad in the West is to pack and carry you pistol for all to see...
  • Beware of Chertoff's Promise to Secure Border

    04/15/2008 10:21:20 AM PDT · by fweingart · 18 replies · 262+ views
    Email: Minutemen | 04/15/2008 | Carmen Mercer
    Build the U.S. Border Fence Now! Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and the Bush administration are deservedly under assault for not keeping their promises. After a long public outcry over promises broken, the government says they have agreed to construct a border fence. But this is Washington, promises aren't meant to actually be honored. Chertoff and the Bush administration are creating needless public controversy about the fence over what must be done to and with the land, and they are exploiting a backdoor Democrat Party and Open Borders Lobby effort that provides a smoke screen for the feds to...
  • The Armed Citizen

    03/21/2008 2:19:41 PM PDT · by Halo-JM · 5 replies · 559+ views
    NRA website the Armed Citizen ^ | NRA - Armed Citizen
    During the decades the American Rifleman has published “The Armed Citizen”
  • Haitian president wants temporary protective status for Haitians in America

    02/21/2008 3:49:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies · 172+ views ^ | 2-21-08 | Editorial Board
    ISSUE: Haitian president wants temporary protective status for Haitians in America. Haitian President René Préval has finally asked the U.S. government to extend temporary protective status to Haitians. The designation is long overdue, and President Bush would do well to grant Préval's request. Haiti, already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, was further devastated by last year's Tropical Storm Noel, the latest in a string of natural disasters that have rocked the country in recent times. TPS would temporarily protect Haitians already in the United States -- many of them parents of U.S. born children -- from deportation. TPS...
  • Need Freepers Help: Examples of Guns Protecting Civilians

    02/06/2008 11:06:31 AM PST · by Dr._Joseph_Warren · 29 replies · 198+ views
    02/06/2008 | self
    I'm in an argument with liberal co-workers on the merits of gun ownership. They are claiming that there are few (if any) examples of where civilians (not police officers or security guards) came to the public’s defense. We are talking about malls, universities, restaurants, etc., not private residence. I'm sure there was an incident at restaurant a few years ago, but can't find a link.
  • Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman

    12/10/2007 5:18:47 PM PST · by avacado · 125 replies · 152+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/10/2007 | Demetria Gallegos
    Guard's hands "didn't even shake" as she shot gunman The guard who saved untold lives at New Life Church gives credit to God for giving her cover, and boosting her firepower as she shot a heavily-armed gunman. "I give credit to God. I say that very humbly," said Jeanne Assam. "God was with me, the whole time I was behind cover. Based on the firepower he had, compared to mine." [snip] "I just prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide me my hands weren't even shaking."
  • Dog's Fate Devastates Family

    11/08/2007 8:24:29 AM PST · by lastchance · 94 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (New Jersey) ^ | Nov 8, 2007 | Linda Stein
    Judge orders shepherd destroyed after vicious attack Thursday, November 08, 2007 BY LINDA STEIN PRINCETON TOWNSHIP -- A family whose beloved German shepherd faces death for having led a dog attack on a landscaper is devastated by the news but vows to continue to fight to save him. ..."He's innocent. He did nothing more than protect my wife. He never bit anyone until she was grabbed and pulled to the ground," James said. Congo has been ruled vicious by a municipal judge and ordered put down. ...The landscaper, Giovanni Rivera, has won a $250,000 insurance settlement as a result of...
  • Journalists' Protection Bill Passes Senate Judiciary: Are Bloggers Covered?

    10/06/2007 6:57:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 397+ views
    Beta News ^ | 10/05/07 | Scott M. Fulton, III
    Journalists' Protection Bill Passes Senate Judiciary: Are Bloggers Covered?By Scott M. Fulton, III, BetaNews October 5, 2007, 3:57 PM A bill attempting to reconcile a journalist's right to protect its sources with the federal government's need to know timely and critical information, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, but not without more exceptions having been added to the original House version. Still, the bill continues to define journalists rather loosely, leading some to believe federal protection could yet extend to independent, often solo bloggers. Specifically, S. 2035, the Free Flow of Information Act, doesn't even use the word "journalist." Instead...
  • LAPD Seeks Public's Help in Apprehending Gunmen Who Killed Baby(23-days old)

    09/18/2007 8:29:36 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 377+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 18, 2007 | Ari Bloomekatz
    Los Angeles police detectives on Monday searched for three gunmen who opened fire in a bustling shopping district near MacArthur Park over the weekend, critically wounding an outdoor vendor and killing a 23-day-old baby being pushed in a stroller by his mother. The slaying has left residents shaken in the Westlake district, about two miles west of downtown, a dense collection of apartments housing mostly Mexican and Central American immigrants. The area has long struggled with gang violence, and police are investigating whether the suspects are gang members. The infant, Luis Angel Garcia, was hit by a stray bullet about...
  • China to increase rare metals' export tax(commodity price rising?)

    05/28/2007 8:10:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 1,054+ views
    China Daily ^ | 05/28/07 | Tu Lei
    China to increase rare metals' export tax By Tu Lei ( Updated: 2007-05-28 17:07 China will raise export taxes on a range of rare metal products, including tungsten, rare earth, and molybdenum, from June 1, in a bid to protect resources from running out, said Wu Rongqing, an official with the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council. The policy says the increased export tax on tungsten, rare-earth, and molybdenum is 15 percent, and tariffs on molybdenum oxide, ammonium molybdate, and natrium molybdate range from a five to 15 percent increase compared with the tax rebate policy on rare metals...
  • (Vanity) Taking down an armed perpetrator

    04/21/2007 12:07:26 AM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 476 replies · 6,034+ views
    April 21 2007 | DieHard the Hunter
    I have been following with a great deal of interest the tragic events that unfolded this week at Virginia Tech. Most disturbing to me is the constant question -- which is often posed as an accusation against the victims -- as to "why didn't anybody try to take down Cho Seung-Hui" during his shooting rampage. The inactivity of the victims has been characterised variously on many threads as being anything from timidity to cowardice. In my considered view this is an extremely unfair characterisation. Flame me if you like: this is my first Vanity. It might just be my last,...
  • (from the archives) DFU SONG: Cat Scratch Fever (gun grab fever)

    04/17/2007 6:13:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 568+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 4-17-07 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - CAT SCRATCH FEVER Gun grab fever…here they come Gun grab fever…liberal scum Gun grab fever…they are fools Gun grab fever…criminals’ tools Gun grab fever…here they come Gun grab fever…liberal scum Gun grab fever…they are fools Gun grab fever…criminals’ tools If rather than emotions, they would use their head They would never say the stupid things they have said If they take the guns from good folks they will surely find The criminals and thugs are gonna kick their behind Gun grab fever…here they come Gun grab fever…liberal scum The police cannot protect you, so protect yourself You...
  • A Daughter's Regret (Suzanna Hupp could hav saved many lives in the Luby's massacre in Texas)

    04/16/2007 5:20:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 833+ views
    NOTE: because this originally appeared in the WASH COMPOST, I had to excerpt it. The entire article is on the gun owners alliance site. ============================================================================ A Daughter's Regret Suzanna Gratia Hupp will live the rest of her life with regret. Had she been carrying her gun the day a madman executed her parents while she cowered helplessly and then fled, she is convinced she could have stopped one of the worst massacres in U.S. history. She has told the story many times over. Tomorrow she will relate it again before advocates of gun rights in a counter-rally to the Million...
  • Needless Gun Bill (Action alert for TENNESSEANS)

    03/27/2007 4:21:20 AM PDT · by GailA · 27 replies · 752+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/27/07 | editorial
    Tennessee state Sen. Mark Norris of Collierville doesn't want authorities to confiscate your firearm if a major disaster strikes the state. The Senate Republican leader again is sponsoring legislation that says the state does not have the right to suspend, during an emergency, Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Maybe Norris has seen too many disaster movies in which a nuclear bomb or some other catastrophe wipes away all vestiges of governing authority, leaving survivors to fend for themselves against looting mobs. While this newspaper supports a person's right to legally own a firearm, we think Norris' proposal...
  • Iranian Interference a Force-Protection Issue, General Says

    02/14/2007 5:23:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2007 – An influx of Iranian weapons and munitions into Iraq amounts to a “major force-protection issue,” a senior coalition official in Iraq said today. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told a group of online journalists that Iranian interference in Iraq, particularly the export of deadly “explosively formed penetrator” components and technology, must be made public after diplomatic and military efforts to deter the practice had been unsuccessful. “We’re going to go public, talk about this and acknowledge it,” Caldwell said. “We need these actions to stop.” Attributing much of the...
  • Israel checks WWII Arab 'saviour'

    01/31/2007 5:23:11 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 4 replies · 567+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, January 31, 2007
    Abdulwahab heard of a plan to put Jewish women in a brothel Israel's main Holocaust memorial centre has for the first time nominated an Arab to be recognised as a "righteous gentile" for saving Jewish lives.Researchers at Yad Vashem will now examine the life of Khaled Abdulwahab, who died in his native Tunisia in 1997, to see if he is eligible for the award. He is said to have sheltered Jews on his land during the Nazi occupation. The Righteous Gentile award has already been bestowed on about 22,000 non-Jews, including 60 Muslims from the Balkans. The request to...
  • Oil Protection Forces guard vital pipelines

    01/16/2007 5:13:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Michael Tuttle
    KIRKUK -- Artillery Soldiers visited two oil-gas separation plants in Janbar Thursday to check the progress of the Oil Protection Forces guarding pipelines south of here. The OPF, funded by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, guard the infrastructure that keeps the oil flowing in the area. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, met with the OPF to learn how they can better support the Iraqi Forces and ensure they continue to receive the tools they need for success. The 3-7 Soldiers make themselves available to assist with training, supplies and guidance on...
  • CA: Judge reverses species protection ruling (Tiger salamander)

    12/20/2006 6:28:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 460+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - A judge has overturned a decision by state wildlife regulators to reject a petition to give protected status to the California tiger salamander. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly ordered the Fish and Game Commission to conduct a 12-month review to determine whether to list the yellow-and-black amphibian as an endangered or threatened species. Connelly said the commission "misstated or ignored substantial evidence" and "relied on conflicting information of doubtful scientific value" when it voted 3-2 two years ago to reject the petition to list the salamander under the California Endangered Species Act. In the Dec....

    12/17/2006 5:58:37 AM PST · by epow · 13 replies · 945+ views
    NRAILA Alert ^ | 12/17/06 | NRAILA Staff
    Governor Bob Taft's (R) veto of crucial statewide preemption legislation has been overridden by the state legislature. This was the first time in 29 years that the Ohio legislature overturned a Governor's veto. On Thursday, December 7, the State House voted 71-21 to override House Bill 347. On Tuesday, December 12, the State Senate also voted (21-12) to override the veto, with three Democratic Senators voting in favor of the measure. Championed by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94), HB 347 will create statewide preemption ensuring that firearm laws are uniform throughout the state. Currently, 43 states have similar laws. Passing statewide...
  • Protect yourself from holiday parking lot predators

    11/25/2006 5:01:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 407+ views
    While you're out shopping, some people are looking to take advantage of you. News 4's Lupita Murillo looks at what you can do to stay safe for the holidays. ------ Graciel Mariscal's shopping cart is filled with Christmas gifts for family and friends. She and her mother are spending time Christmas shopping on one of the busiest days of the year. But as she loads up her vehicle with her purchases, she's also aware that the parking lot can be a perfect oppurtunity for criminals to do their Christmas shopping. Mariscal says, "I'm always looking out for my surroundings and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI, November 17, 2006

    11/17/2006 6:42:14 PM PST · by Carolina · 15 replies · 172+ views
    Various | November 17, 2006 | Variou
    Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God."I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone. All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me. " My dear friends -- at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI, November 16, 2006

    11/16/2006 8:02:32 PM PST · by Carolina · 15 replies · 296+ views
    Various | November 16, 2006 | Various
    Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God."I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone. All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me. " My dear friends -- at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI, November 14, 2006

    11/14/2006 4:43:23 PM PST · by Carolina · 14 replies · 251+ views
    Various | November 14, 2006 | Various
    Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God."I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone. All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me. " My dear friends -- at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI, November 13, 2006

    11/13/2006 1:32:10 PM PST · by Carolina · 16 replies · 267+ views
    Various | November 13, 2006 | Variou
    Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God."I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone. All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me. " My dear friends -- at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI, November 12, 2006

    11/12/2006 6:38:23 PM PST · by Carolina · 15 replies · 150+ views
    Various | November 12, 2006 | Various
    Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God."I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone. All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me. " My dear friends -- at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I...