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  • Living for 170,000,000

    04/28/2011 4:44:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 April, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Professional victim Colin "The Alchemist" Goddard is featured in a "gun control" cheerleading movie called "Living for 32," which evidently attempts to explain how banning private sales at gun shows could have prevented the shooting of the 32 Virginia Tech victims--shot with guns not bought at gun shows. Perhaps it also explains how maintaining universities' ability to mandate that students and faculty be just as disarmed and defenseless as Goddard and the other victims were (preserving campus gun bans is, along with the "gun show loophole" myth, one of Goddard's signature issues) will help prevent that kind of slaughter in...
  • Higher Gas Prices Save Lives

    04/18/2011 10:24:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 April 2011 | John Semmens
    Revelation that highway fatalities decrease by 2.3% for every 10 cent per gallon increase in the price of fuel has US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood fired up. “For all the carping I have to listen to over high gas prices I’m happy to be able to point to a silver lining,” boasted a bubbly LaHood. “Driving their own cars is the most dangerous thing most people do. The more we can discourage this, the more lives we can save. Based on this latest study it looks like if we can get the price of gasoline up to around $9...
  • California Seizing Safety Deposit boxes

    04/13/2011 7:45:29 AM PDT · by pantherskincreek · 148 replies
    blog.mises.org ^ | circa 2008
    The State of California has stooped to looting the contents of safety deposit boxes to bolster state funds.
  • If you’re going to carry, keep track of your guns(AZ)

    04/11/2011 6:14:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    eacourier.com ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Jon Johnson
    One of the basic gun safety rules is that owners should be sure their guns are never accessible to unauthorized or untrained individuals. Recently, two gun owners broke that cardinal rule. Restroom surprise Walmart, located at 755 S. 20th Ave. in Safford, is unquestionably the area's busiest store. Numerous people of all types and ages visit the store, and many of them utilize its restrooms. Safford Police were dispatched to the store at about 11:35 a.m. on Thursday after a maintenance employee discovered a fanny pack with a Taurus .357 Magnum in the men's restroom. The employee turned the gun...
  • The Newhall Incident: April 6, 1970

    04/07/2011 8:58:55 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 11 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-06-11 | Hal Jordan
    The events that took place on April 6, 1970 in northern California changed the face of US law enforcement immediately and irrevocably. The tragedy at Newhall was a wakeup call for law enforcement agencies across the country, and may have caused the birth of the term “officer safety” that is so heavily emphasized in police training today. Here’s what happened. Jack Twinning, 35, and Bobby Davis, 27, had met in prison and had been paroled for less than a year when they decided to resume their criminal ways. They had collected a large number of pistols, rifles, and shotguns in...
  • Japan's Other Nuclear Disaster

    04/07/2011 6:30:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/06/11 | Yas Idei
    Japan's Other Nuclear Disaster Yas Idei, 04.06.11, 06:00 PM EDT Forbes Magazine dated April 25, 2011 At the nuke dump in Rokkasho, a nation's hunger for power has spawned a financial catastrophe. In many ways the 11,000 villagers in Rokkasho, on the northeastern tip of Japan's main island, are blessed. While other towns in the remote region are run-down and financially strapped, Rokkasho boasts gleaming public buildings, immaculate recreation facilities and free picture-phones in every home. Rare in a land of massive public debt, its government has a $100 million surplus. At $170,000 per capita income is triple Tokyo's. The...
  • 10 things car drivers should know about motorcycles

    04/07/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    Hell for Leather Magazine ^ | April 7, 2011 | Hell for Leather Magazine
    In 2009, 5,474 people were killed on American roads due to distracted driving. Now, April has become National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The MSF has put together a list of 10 things cagers need to know about driving around motorcycles. I hope you’re not reading this on your iPhone from the driver’s seat. 1. There are many more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road and some drivers don’t “recognize” motorcyclists. They ignore them, usually unintentionally. Look for motorcycles, especially when checking traffic at an intersection.

 2. A motorcyclist may look farther away than he or she is in...
  • Daley bashes Illinois' proposed concealed carry law

    04/06/2011 10:40:25 AM PDT · by TYVets · 20 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | Apr. 04, 2011 | Tony Arnold
    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is criticizing state legislation that would allow gun owners to conceal and carry their weapons. Lawmakers in Springfield are considering a bill that .......
  • Tom Selleck Loses Temper With Gun-Toting Extra

    04/02/2011 6:03:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 124 replies
    showbizspy.com ^ | 1 April, 2011 | NA
    TOM Selleck has quite the temper! The actor apparently flew off the handle when an extra on the set of his TV show Blue Bloods picked up a real gun and started pointing it at people! The extra — who was playing a cop but had never held a real gun — was horrified when Tom, a lifelong gun enthusiast and board member of the National Rifle Association, spotted him and yelled, “Hey, YOU! What the HELL are you doing? That gun’s NOT a toy — stop waving it around!” “Look at you…your finger’s STILL ON THE TRIGGER!” According to...
  • Airport breaches rile Massachusetts congressman

    03/22/2011 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | March 22, 2011 | Steve Lyttle
    A Massachusetts congressman who has been critical of security operations at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport says he will ask a House subcommittee to study two recent cases in which the security fence at the airport has been breached. Rep. William Keating, a Democrat from the Boston area, will raise the issue with the Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee, his office has confirmed. Keating is a member of that panel. Keating has accused the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and Charlotte's airport operations of lax security, after 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale apparently climbed into the wheel well of a Boeing 737...
  • New advice: Tots safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2

    03/21/2011 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 21, 2011 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO — Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent new recommendations Monday.
  • Obama's Energy Policy Faces Pressure

    03/16/2011 2:45:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 16, 2011. | JONATHAN WEISMAN And STEPHEN POWER
    WASHINGTON—Japan's nuclear disaster is putting new pressure on President Barack Obama's energy strategy, which has relied on calls to expand nuclear power to win support for a broader effort to promote alternatives to coal and oil. On Tuesday, the White House resisted calls from Democratic congressional leaders for a special review of U.S. nuclear-plant safety in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis—a move similar to one ordered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Tuesday called for reviews of U.S. nuclear-plant safety. Rep....
  • New FAA Rule Turns Aeroplane Lavatories Into Deadly Traps

    03/10/2011 3:03:04 PM PST · by Species8472 · 35 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 3-10-2011 | Jesus Diaz
    The [FAA] ecently required the nation’s airlines to disable the oxygen generators located in all aircraft lavatories to eliminate a potential safety and security vulnerability. The FAA, along with other federal agencies, identified and validated the potential threat, then devised a solution that could be completed quickly. Air Worthiness Directive 2011-04-09. That’s the name of the new FAA rule that may kill you one day. It dictates that all emergency oxygen masks should be removed from lavatories in every commercial plane in the United States. The new rule has just been made public by the FAA after a long delay....
  • Abortion Clinic Safety bill passes VA Senate!!!

    02/24/2011 12:16:17 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 51 replies
    Victoria Cobb, President Thursday, February 24, 2011 Victory Alert: Abortion Clinic Safety Passes Senate!! In a historic vote, the state Senate today approved legislation that requires the Board of Health to create regulation for abortion centers in Virginia! After over two decades of hiding behind a veil of political secrecy, abortion centers in Virginia will now face greater scrutiny and better health standards. After a long and passionate debate on the Senate floor, the vote was 20-20 with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling casting the deciding vote in favor of the bill! We will provide more information on this tremendous victory...
  • School Inspectors Say: Trees Too Dangerous!

    02/13/2011 6:55:33 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 75 replies
    Free Range Kids ^ | 12 February 2011 | Lenore Skenazy
    For almost a half-century, kids at the farm-based Moorestown Children’s School in New Jersey have spent a lot of their time stomping in the mud, running through the meadow and visiting the barn, blissfully oblivious to the danger in their midst. Trees. Oh, the child care inspectors don’t use that term. They call it “overgrown vegetation” — the tree branches that dip down to the ground, weeping willow-style. These must be chopped off — every last branch, until inspectors can see 7 feet of bare trunk on every tree — or the school will be cited for safety violations. “But...
  • MTA eyes sliding doors on subway platforms to prevent falls onto tracks, litter thrown onto rails

    02/01/2011 6:16:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 1, 2011 | Peter Donohue
    The MTA may install sliding mechanical doors on subway platforms so riders can't fall, jump - or get pushed to the tracks. The metal-and-glass doors would be part of a barrier along a platform's edge and would open only after a train stops at the station, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority document shows. The system would help prevent tragic incidents, like the Sunday morning death on the L train tracks of 24-year-old Brendan Mahoney in Brooklyn, officials said. And it would protect riders from killers like Andrew Goldstein, the mental patient who shoved 32-year-old Kendra Webdale to her death in front...
  • Napolitano touts safety of US border communities

    01/31/2011 7:49:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Walt Weissert - ap
    EL PASO, Texas – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north. Napolitano told an audience at the University of Texas at El Paso — just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez and the unprecedented wave of drug-fueled violence engulfing it — that it's "inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control." "This statement, often made only to score...
  • Legislation would outlaw children from riding in back bed of pickups

    01/31/2011 11:18:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 47 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — State lawmakers will debate this week whether to give live children traveling in the open bed of pickups the same legal status as a dead elk. The measure to be debated Thursday by members of the House Transportation Committee would forbid anyone younger than 18 from traveling in the back of a pickup unless “safely restrained.” Some variant of the legislation has been pushed every year for more than a dozen years, usually falling by the wayside during the legislative process. One year the measure actually made it through the process — only to be quashed by then-Gov....
  • State of Breakdown: NAU wrestles with safety vs. privacy

    01/24/2011 8:23:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | January 24, 2011 | Hillary Davis, Sun Staff Reporter
    Day two in a three-day series Once or twice a semester, Dr. Chris Gunn comes across a student so unstable that he and his colleagues at Northern Arizona University get together and decide: Call the parents? Suspend? Have committed involuntarily for psychiatric care? Speculation has strongly leaned toward alleged Tucson mass shooter Jared Loughner as having untreated paranoid schizophrenia, and his behavior was erratic enough that his school, Pima Community College, suspended him until he could provide a mental health clearance. The propensity for people with serious mental illness to commit extreme violence like the kind seen in Tucson is...
  • Whizzing by takes on new meaning at Metro

    01/05/2011 1:19:55 AM PST · by thecodont · 7 replies
    WTOP.com via The Drudge Report / drudgereport.com ^ | January 4, 2011 - 7:38am | Adam Tuss, wtop.com
    WASHINGTON - When you have to go, you have to go, but exactly where some Metro train operators have been going is disturbing. Train operators have routinely been using "pocket tracks" as restrooms, according to a recent employee safety report by Metro's inspector general. Pocket tracks are sections of track just beyond certain stations where trains can be stopped and parked. According to the report, which looked at safety in Metro's office of track and structure systems maintenance: "This safety and health hazard is the result of inadequate time being allowed at the end of the line for train operators...