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  • Postal Service says it’s immune from local traffic laws

    02/01/2013 8:15:05 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    "government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored. “In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern”...
  • Hedge Fund Elliott Management Is Backing Stan Lee Media's Spider-Man Lawsuit Against Disney

    02/01/2013 8:14:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    forbes ^ | 2-1-13 | nathan vardi
    For the last few years Michael Wolk has quietly worked to advance the multi-billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that claims Walt Disney Co. does not own the rights to iconic Stan Lee-created superhero characters it acquired from Marvel Entertainment, like Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Before Wolk got involved, the minority shareholders of a company Lee founded in the 1990s had for a long time unsuccessfully litigated over these characters, but Wolk has not been dissuaded. “We are in the right here,” says Wolk in an interview. “No court has ever addressed or ever decided who...
  • NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control

    02/01/2013 8:04:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Bruce Rogers
    The gun control debate is clearly one of the most contentious and controversial issues in America today. And the battle over gun control is now being waged through intensive media campaigns from both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and to assert pressure on policy makers. So who’s winning? To find out, we turned to objective data provided exclusively to Forbes Insights by Appinions, the influence marketing platform. Keep in mind Forbes Insights has no agenda other than to shed research light on the process of measuring influence and what we can learn from it. The facts...
  • Police Officer Kidnaps Dog Sentenced to Death

    02/01/2013 8:03:01 PM PST · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Life with Dogs ^ | February 1, 2013 | Admin
    A Facebook campaign launched to save the life of a dog sentenced to death took an interesting turn when police officer Lars Bo Lomholt went above and beyond the call of duty, kidnapping him from the kennel where he was being held, and rushing him away to a safehouse. The Copenhagen Post originally reported that Thor had been kidnapped from his holding cell. At first, it was believed that the dog’s savior was impersonating a police offer as a means of disguise. Only later was it revealed that an actual animal loving member of the force had taken it upon...
  • Letter: See the results of tyranny

    02/01/2013 8:02:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jack M. McMillin
    Turk Pierce (Jan. 28) says that "guns do kill people" and that fewer guns equals fewer deaths." Since Mr. Pierce is playing the numbers game, let us continue down that road. The following is a list of countries that initiated gun control and confiscation: Turkey, Soviet Union, Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda and Cambodia; and the result -- 55, million citizens murdered. Not on a street corner by a thug, or in a parking lot by a gang member, but by their very own government. Mr. Pierce should do a little more research as to what our founding fathers were concerned...
  • True motives behind Obama's gun 'control' stance

    02/01/2013 7:50:29 PM PST · by 867V309 · 29 replies
    pravda ^ | 22.01.2013 | George Green
    The new gun control laws have nothing to do with schools, and everything to do with propping up a failing state.
  • George W. Bush’s dog Barney dies

    02/01/2013 7:41:21 PM PST · by onyx · 102 replies
    WA Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    President George W. Bush’s dog Barney has died of lymphoma at the age of 12, the former president said in a statement Friday. “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” Bush wrote. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”
  • City Announces Next "Guns for Groceries" Program

    02/01/2013 7:37:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wilx.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    The city of Lansing has set February 9 as the date for it's next gun buyback program. It will take place at the Tabernacle of David Church at 2645 W. Holmes Rd in Lansing, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The "Guns for Groceries" program will exchange Meijer gift cards for operable guns. People who turn in a long gun will receive a $50 card, $100 cards will be given for a handgun and a $150 card will be given for each military-style assault weapons.
  • Non-Compliance Evident at Buffalo vs New York State Q & A Forum

    02/01/2013 7:35:34 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | youtube
    This is the whole meeting (other than what the man with the camera couldn't catch due to full memory), 33 minutes long. It is very energetic and contentious and well worth watching and sharing. These men are angry, outspoken, and not afraid. Here's a link the a 4 minute video of excerpts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BTdhVxva5KU
  • Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video

    02/01/2013 7:31:38 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 12 replies
    Department of Homeland Security ^ | 2013 | Department of Homeland Security
    Department of Homeland Security: Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training VideoTo sum up, die like a peasant begging for mercy.
  • Democrats Debate Nuances of Gun Control

    02/01/2013 7:30:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Vice-President Joe Biden, the man tapped by President Obama to lead his Administration’s efforts to push gun control legislation, acknowledged that “Nothing we are going to do is fundamentally going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down.” Biden insisted that critics’ contention gun control laws are, therefore, useless or counterproductive “represents a short-sighted view. While the projected impact on criminals is likely to be minor, the number of firearm fatalities at the hands of the law-abiding will go down. To the extent that the laws deter or delay...
  • HELP me help this elderly lady

    02/01/2013 7:23:13 PM PST · by patriot08 · 70 replies
    Vanity
    A school friend and I have sort of a little project going to try to help the elderly. We know this lady in her late seventies who needs help with life choices, finances. She has no family. She is not in good health with several health problems and expects to be around maybe a year or two more at most. She earns about $14,000 per year in Social Security. She has about $53,000 in stocks- mostly Walmart. She has about $4,000 in a retirement and checking account. She only owes a couple of thousand on her car. That's the extent...
  • Explosion on Bridge Caused by 'Thermic Event:' Police

    02/01/2013 7:21:28 PM PST · by fatima · 50 replies
    NBC10 ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Lauren DiSanto
    Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries Friday night after an explosion on a bridge over the train tracks at 30th and Cecil B. Moore in Brewerytown. The explosion was originally thought to have been an explosive device, but after an extensive investigation, police are calling it a "thermic event."
  • Hollywood 2012: What messages are the movies sending us?

    02/01/2013 7:19:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 1/16/13 | R.J. Moeller
    The list of the twenty-five top-grossing films (worldwide) of 2012 has been released, and I believe there are a few important lessons that proponents of free enterprise, limited government, and traditional Judeo-Christian values can learn from its inventory. First, let’s take a look at what types of stories drew the most attention in 2012. The top three – Avengers, Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall – are all superhero/action flicks. At their core, they are “good vs. evil” morality plays. They are about the pursuit of justice and defense of the defenseless. They are about sacrifice and loyalty and love. Of...
  • A new gun rights issue arises (NY)

    02/01/2013 7:13:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    SCOTUSBLOG ^ | January 29th, 2013 | Lyle Denniston
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, sitting temporarily on a federal appeals court, suggested in an opinion on Tuesday (PDF)that it might be unconstitutional for a state to deny handgun licenses to individuals who have only temporary homes in the state, when they want a gun to protect their home there. And, in discussing the need for care about gun safety, the O’Connor opinion cited the Newtown school childrens’ massacre as a reason to keep guns out of the “wrong hands.” The comments came as she wrote for a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court, as it asked...
  • White House Readying Hagel Replacement

    02/01/2013 7:01:56 PM PST · by WXRGina · 36 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Scooter Van Neuter
    WASHINGTON (BHN) - In the wake of Chuck Hagel's disastrous performance Thursday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sources in the White House say President Obama is preparing a replacement nominee. "It's obvious Hagel's toast, so the President is preparing another nominee based on the same criteria he used to pick Chuck Hagel," said the source. "The new nominee for Defense Department head will be a rubber dog toy." Upon hearing news of the replacement, Sen. Inhofe remarked, "Sounds like Bo picked this one - it's definitely an improvement over the last guy."
  • Matthews on McCain's grilling of Hagel: I think he might have been having a Vietnam flashback

    02/01/2013 7:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You’re better off reading the transcript at Newsbusters than watching the clip, which, for some reason, excludes two of Matthews’s references to “flashbacks.” Halfway through it, I thought he was using “flashback” and “nightmare” as some sort of extremely ill-advised metaphor for what McCain was feeling yesterday while interrogating Hagel. Tasteless, yes, but just a metaphor. Quote: A resentment not against the North Vietnamese who imprisoned and toured him all those years, not against George W. Bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain McCain’s reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

    02/01/2013 6:59:53 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Anytime a U.S. senator is forced to go on the record to deny liaisons with Dominican prostitutes, it’s probably not a good week for him. That’s what happened to New Jersey’s Bob Menendez (D), who, after the FBI raided the office of a donor with whom he had grown close, unleashed this gem of a statement on Wednesday: “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false.” Oof.
  • And now, on the lighter side...

    02/01/2013 6:46:55 PM PST · by SgtHooper · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/1/2013 | Sgthooper
    Years ago it was suggested that an apple a day kept the doctor away... But since most doctors are now Muslim, I've found that a bacon sandwich works best! Japanese scientists have now created a camera with such an immense shutter speed that it is now possible to take a photograph of a woman with her mouth closed. I hate all this terrorist business. I used to love the days when you could look at an unattended bag on a train or bus and think to yourself "I'm going to take that". Man in a hot air balloon is lost...
  • Couples Who Share the Housework Are More Likely To Divorce, Study Finds

    02/01/2013 6:44:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 1,2013 | Henry Samuel
    n what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work. “What we’ve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Equality in the Home”. The lack of correlation between equality at home and quality of life was surprising, the researcher said. “One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families...