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  • The Diana DeGette Guide to Gun Safety

    04/06/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Rocky Mountain Right ^ | 4-4-2013 | Rep. Diana DeGette
    The Diana DeGette Guide to Gun Safety Posted Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:38 By Rep. Diana DeGette In light of the on-going gun debate, as a service to my constituents I have drafted a quick guide to gun safety. It explains how guns work as I understand it and offers some commonsense tips. HOW GUNS WORK At right, you can see a diagram of a magazine. Magazines are ammunition, they’re bullets. If you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and...
  • The Trayvon Martin Case, Update 26:

    04/06/2013 8:27:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | April 5, 2013 | Mike McDaniel
    O’Mara, on April 04, 2013, filed a Writ of Certiorari asking the Florida District Court of Appeal for the Fifth District to overturn Judge Nelson’s decision denying a deposition for Benjamin Crump. A writ of certiorari is simply the legal vehicle for asking a higher court to overturn the decision of a lower court. This is an interesting step. Lawyers generally do not, while a case is in progress, do such things. They want to stay on the good side of the presiding judge, and few things anger most judges more than having their rulings appealed, particularly if those rulings...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth at Twilight

    04/06/2013 8:17:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | April 06, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: No sudden, sharp boundary marks the passage of day into night in this gorgeous view of ocean and clouds over our fair planet Earth. Instead, the shadow line or terminator is diffuse and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight. With the Sun illuminating the scene from the right, the cloud tops reflect gently reddened sunlight filtered through the dusty troposphere, the lowest layer of the planet's nurturing atmosphere. A clear high altitude layer, visible along the dayside's upper edge, scatters blue sunlight and fades into the blackness of space. This picture actually is a single...
  • Billion Dollar Hotel will Include Smart Elevators

    04/06/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies ^ | Undated | Anonymous
    Developers recently unveiled plans for the new Wilshire Grand Hotel and office tower, set to be built in downtown Los Angeles. The new building is set to have a futuristic look inside and out, standing tall at 1,100 feet. The new Wilshire Grand is set to be a “four star plus” hotel and will have many luxurious attractions. The project is estimated to cost around one billion dollars and is set to open in 2017. One of the towers most interesting features will be its high tech elevator system. The office area will use an elevator system that has no...
  • Hermosa Beach Family To Open Eco-Friendly Home To Public

    04/06/2013 8:09:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | April 5, 2013 9:26 PM
    HERMOSA BEACH ( — A year after a Hermosa Beach family retrofitted their home with all-green features, they are showing off its benefits. The so-called Green Idea House located in the 1500 block of Prospect Avenue will be open to the public on Saturday for a dedication ceremony. The home, which features solar panels and recycled glass bathroom tiles, has won numerous environmental honors, including the 2012 Green Leadership Award for Los Angeles County. It even has a laundry machine that recycles water directly to the garden hose. “The nice thing is in the past year, the Green Idea House...
  • This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever

    04/06/2013 8:06:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/5/13 | Michael Hession
    A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of. The product is called MĹŤVI, created by Freefly, longtime maker of crazy camera-drone equipment and stabilizers. LaForet is presenting a short film and behind-the-scenes video to illustrate its abilities, which consists of a completely custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera (a Canon 1DC in this case). It looks to be very light and portable, a far cry...
  • Administration Touts Obamacare as Jobs Engine

    04/06/2013 8:04:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    The complexities of the Affordable Health Care Act (aka Obamacare) are now being hailed as a stimulant for the economy by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The GOP has been trying to lampoon the Health Care law as a 'Rube Goldberg' contraption that boggles the mind,” Sebelius said. “Well, the joke's on them. It is the very complexity of the regulations that has opened up a need for hundreds of thousands of jobs for advisers to help patients navigate these regulations.” “In the simplistic minds of the law's detractors, the decision to seek medical assistance is an uncomplicated one—a person feeling ill...
  • Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

    04/06/2013 8:04:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
  • Is Kim in Control of North Korea’s military?

    04/06/2013 7:57:45 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 6th, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jung Un is playing a mean game of chicken with South Korea and the United States. This is how chubby little dictators behave to gain the attention of world leaders and garner support—grudging or otherwise– of their own populace. Most likely he is in a power play with older military leaders in a political battle royal to keep himself in power. Nukes This week the tyrant-in-training authorized the North Korean military to use untested nukes against American bases in South Korea. In poker this is called a bluff. It is also a ploy mainly for domestic...
  • ATF seeks 'massive' online database to log personal information, connections

    04/06/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies ^ | 4/6/13
    A recent notice from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms reveals that the agency intends to acquire an online database capable of bringing up many of an individual’s personal characteristics and connections with just a few keystrokes. On March 28 the federal law enforcement organization, which is a branch of the US Department of Justice, filed a solicitation notice for a “massive online data repository system” for its Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information. The solicitation is hosted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, where vendors and developers can offer their services to the government in a competitive reverse...
  • Creative Use of Jobs as Prop in Obama Comedy Hour

    04/06/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    The number of people employed in the United States dropped by 496,000 in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, yet somehow, miraculously, the unemployment rate dropped a full basis point from 7.7 percent to 7.6 percent. That’s because while the White House, the media and assorted economists kept saying “Hooray! Things are FINALLY getting better- and this time we MEAN it,” another 663,000 people dropped out of the workforce.It’s amazing how discouraged people are during the Greatest Recovery Ever, led by the Greatest Chief Executive since Jon Corzine took over MF Global.“Consumer confidence tumbled in March,” reports Reuters,...
  • O'Reilly and "Killing Jesus": Cause for Concern for Conservative Christians

    04/06/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 6 Apr 13 | Xzins
    I have heard and read a couple of comments by O'Reilly regarding his "Killing Jesus" book. He calls Jesus a revolutionary. He says that his new book in his "Killing" series will present the story in terms of historic and political events that changed the world. This tracks with the interview he had with Downey and husband on "The O'Reilly Factor" prior to the Bible episodes beginning. He asked Downey their take on the Bible. She replied to the effect that they just wanted to present the stories. OReilly's reply related to his own book and said something along the...
  • DoD Labels Evangelicals, Catholics as ‘Religious Extremism’

    04/06/2013 7:48:28 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies ^ | Apriil 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned. “We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.” The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other...
  • Useful Idiocy: Gay activist denounces Geller, Spencer for protesting Sharia mistreatment of gays

    04/06/2013 7:41:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | April 6, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    People often ask me why Leftists are so eager to collaborate with Islamic supremacists, as they find it curious that they would enable those who would destroy them for their moral transgressions under Sharia. There are many answers, including a shared taste for authoritarianism, and that may be what is in play here, since Chris Stedman openly avows that he is trying to silence us, trying to intimidate the fundraising site Indiegogo into shutting down our fundraiser. Certainly both Leftists and Islamic supremacists are enemies of the freedom of speech. "Stop trying to split gays and Muslims," by Chris Stedman...
  • 7 Reasons Marriage Is Falling Apart in America

    04/06/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies ^ | April 6, 2013 | John Hawkins
    It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling. The numbers are staggering and the sea change in attitude that has gone along with them would shock previous generations of Americans. "In 1960, two-thirds (68%) of all twenty-somethings were married. In 2008, just 26% were." "To get a sense of how different attitudes were in the 1960s, perhaps this will do it. (M)arried women were asked, ‘In your opinion, do you think it is all right for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage with a...
  • Pork found in Ikea's moose lasagna (Oh-noes!)

    04/06/2013 7:28:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 4/6/2013
    Ikea says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium. Ikea spokeswoman Tina Kardum said the product had only been on sale for a month when it was pulled off the shelves on March 22. The company didn't announce the withdrawal publicly until Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet wrote about it Saturday. Kardum said the company found out Friday that a follow-up test in Belgium confirmed the lasagna contained 1.6 percent pork.
  • 12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster

    04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 93 replies
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan. The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking. Reid is expected to bring a gun-control bill to the floor as early as next...
  • One in Three Americans Say the Bible is The Answer

    04/06/2013 7:21:13 AM PDT · by kindred · 11 replies
    News Release : Apr 1, 2013 : Staff — The American Bible Society Though beliefs about the Bible and its role in society are becoming increasingly polarized, the Bible remains a highly valued, influential force in America. Bible (New York, NY)—A new report released today finds Americans overwhelming (77%) believe morals and values are declining in the U.S. The most-cited cause for the decline? A lack of Bible reading. (Photo: The findings are reported in American Bible Society's annual State of the Bible survey released today. The report details Americans' beliefs about the Bible, its role in society, its...
  • Pope chooses Franciscan leader as Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for religious

    04/06/2013 7:19:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 4/6/2013 | Gerard O’Connell
    In his first significant appointment to the Roman Curia, Pope Francis has taken the highly unusual step of naming the actual head of a religious order, Father Jose Rodriguez Carballo, as Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated life and the Societies of Apostolic Life (formerly known as ‘The Congregation for Religious’). When the Pope chose him, the 59-year old Spanish priest was Minister General or head of the largest group of the Franciscan family – the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), which has some 15,000 friars in 113 countries. He was first elected to that post...
  • 15% of Americans Now Receive Food Stamps

    04/06/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 26 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 6, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    With yesterday’s job report, many are trying to pretend that this is a sign that America is on its way up and out of the recession. Liberals are trying to explain that jobs were added, they somehow forget to include that thousands of people left the job market too. And we are now seeing another sign that perhaps, this Obama economy really isn’t helping the American people all that much. 15% of Americans are now on food stamps! This doesn’t seem like a recovery to me! The number of Americans on food stamps this January was 1.8% higher than January...