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  • Hollande refuses to back down on French super-tax

    12/31/2012 11:21:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Monday 31 December 2012 18.37 EST | Angelique Chrisafis
    François Hollande on Monday vowed to press on with his super-tax on the rich, despite a damning decision by France’s top court to throw it out as unconstitutional. But it is uncertain when a new version of the tax will be introduced and whether it will be watered down. … “We will still ask more of those who have the most,” said Hollande. He added that the exceptional tax on France’s wealthy would be “adjusted without changing its objective”, but did not provide details of any new proposal. … The tax remains overwhelmingly popular with the French public, 60% of...
  • Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam

    12/31/2012 4:02:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam It would seem as if Bishop Ruiz’s brand of Liberation Theology has had the same effect on Chiapas as on Europe. Chiapas is poor, but it’s now also appearing to trend Islamic as any region under the influence of the left eventually does. When you kill the local religion and replace it with social justice, foreign religions eventually take its place. In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Its attempts to fight the Mexican Army repeatedly failed, but...
  • URGENT: Illinois Legislature to Attempt Passage of Gun Ban THIS WEEK

    12/31/2012 2:02:09 PM PST · by blondee123 · 32 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 12/31/2013 | NRA-ILA
    URGENT: Illinois Anti-Gun Legislators That YOU Voted Out of Office to Use Their Last Remaining Days in Legislature Exploiting Lame Duck Session and Holiday Break To Impose a Draconian Gun Ban The NRA-ILA has just learned that anti-gun legislators backed by Governor Quinn are deceptively trying to sneak through a new draconian gun ban as early as Wednesday while the legislature convenes for the Lame Duck Session from January 2 to 9.
  • Look who gets 'most trustworthy news' award

    12/31/2012 12:57:42 PM PST · by wesagain · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec 31, 2012 | staff writer
    "Drudge No. 1 and WND No.2"An independent news organization has named the Drudge Report and WND among the “most trustworthy news sources” for 2012, citing Drudge as the “top-trusted site for millions” and WND’s “continual commitment to the truth and top-notch journalistic practice.” The list of the top news sources, where WND was second only to the Drudge Report, was announced today by the Discerning Times at Enumclaw.com, an online source that bills itself as a “Small Town Newspaper, Big Time News.” The Christian organization said it based its decision on several factors, including the news being reported “results from...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (12/31/12)

    12/31/2012 11:26:18 AM PST · by Faith · 20 replies
    December 31, 2012 | Faith
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.Jude 20-21
  • Torii Hunter: Gay teammate would be ‘difficult and uncomfortable’ [Attack on Christian Athlete]

    12/30/2012 7:09:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | 12/30/12 | Larry Brown
    Hunter is a four-time All-Star and has played in the majors since 1997. He was considered a clubhouse leader with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, and he told the Los Angeles Times that having a gay teammate would be “difficult and uncomfortable.” “For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” Hunter told the Times. “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.” Kevin Baxter, who wrote a lengthy piece for the Times on gays in sports, described Hunter as saying that a gay teammate could...
  • Oregon politicians try to repair economy, restore American Dream(Ring-a-ling:Clue Phone-Its For You)

    12/30/2012 9:37:41 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/30/31 | Staff
    Political leaders, in Oregon and in Congress, have taken notice. Many plan to introduce legislation, or launch programs, aimed at helping those hardest hit: The governor's proposed budget, so far, includes money to replicate a previously successful job training program. Oregon legislators will be urged to place a measure on the 2013 ballot asking voters to create a permanent state fund providing financial aid to college students. New student loan options that recently took effect will lower some payments and provide more debt forgiveness. A state agency will conduct a limited test of a program to buy back and refinance...
  • Yemen: Al-Qaida offers bounty for US ambassador

    12/30/2012 2:33:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 30, 2012 4:07 PM EST | Ahmed Al-Haj
    Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country. An audio produced by the group’s media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered three kilograms of gold worth $160,000 for killing the ambassador, Gerald Feierstein. The group said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) to anyone who kills an American soldier inside Yemen. It said the offer is valid for six months. …
  • We Demand Obama Make White House, Federal Buildings and Events Gun Free Zones

    12/30/2012 1:34:48 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | December 28, 2012
    Full title: We Demand Obama Issue Executive Order Making White House, Federal Buildings and Events Gun Free Zones we petition the obama administration to: We Demand Obama Issue Executive Order Making White House, Federal Buildings and Events Gun Free ZonesJournalist Alex Jones and Infowars.com are calling for President Barack Obama to issue an executive order amending the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. The executive order will establish the White House, all federal buildings and federal events as gun free zones and all federal security personnel will turn in their guns. We also demand the order apply to private schools...
  • Where'd my catch go? (great white is gobbled by an EVEN BIGGER )

    12/30/2012 1:17:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 29, 2012
    Being hooked by a fisherman is probably up there with the worst things that could happen to a shark. But what about becoming bait for an even bigger beast as you're being hauled into the boat? This was the fate of a poor great white in New Zealand this week. And a spectacular photograph of the encounter, which shows Charles Darwin's survival of the fittest - or perhaps biggest - theory in action, has taken the web by storm after it was posted on Reddit. The larger shark, also a Great White, had obviously decided he'd be the one to...
  • Just What is the "Fiscal Cliff?"

    12/30/2012 12:26:33 PM PST · by married21 · 16 replies
    The Valley Business Journal ^ | 11/15/12 | Jana Swenson
    As we approach the end of 2012, you’ve likely heard lots of talk among politicians and the media about the impending “fiscal cliff.” This term refers to a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are slated to take effect in January 2013 if Congress fails to take action. But how will this affect you? Payroll Tax - 2013 will bring the expiration of the payroll tax cut enacted by Congress in 2011. Starting next year, the current employee payroll tax rate of 4.2 percent will go back to 6.2 percent. Higher Tax Levels - At the end of...
  • OBAMA ON DAUGHTERS’ SAFETY: ‘THEY’RE SURROUNDED BY MEN WITH GUNS’-----after Benghazi attack

    12/30/2012 7:48:00 AM PST · by granada · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 18, 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    A taped appearance of President Obama on the Late Show with David Letterman airs tonight. A pool report by the Washington Post‘s Amy Gardner has a preview of the exchange between Obama and Letterman: Letterman remarked on how grown-up Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, looked at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this month. “Does that kill you?” Letterman asked. “It worries me, but they’re surrounded by men with guns,” Obama replied.
  • Buffett: America’s Seen Worse Problems than Fiscal Cliff

    12/29/2012 10:45:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 10:24 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Warren Buffett says he’s optimistic the nation’s debt problems will be solved, despite the political fighting that’s threatening to put the country over the “fiscal cliff.” … “The United States is richer than it’s ever been. We have $50,000 or so of GDP per person. But we’ve overpromised and we’ve also under taxed to some extent, so we find ourselves with this great fiscal imbalance. But it was man made. We’re a rich country. It can be solved. … We’ll be able to overcome this problem. America has faced a lot tougher problems than this one. We’ll get it solved.”...
  • Tea Party Goes Global (Tea Party cost us surplus: Swan)

    12/29/2012 2:24:55 AM PST · by csb · 12 replies
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 29 December 2012 | Joe Kelly
    WAYNE Swan has blamed the conservative Tea Party movement in the US for damaging the global economy and contributing to the "whack" to Australia's budget position that has ruined Labor's planned 2012-13 surplus.
  • China firm to acquire major African iron ore mine

    12/28/2012 11:40:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2012 1:05 AM EST
    A privately-owned Chinese company is finalizing the acquisition of an Australian mining firm that controls a major iron ore mine in west Africa, a move that would give China a stronger role in setting global iron ore prices, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. … As the world’s second-largest economy, China is eager to acquire overseas assets and resources to feed its rapid growth. …
  • Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun stores

    12/28/2012 11:33:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2012 8:57 PM EST | Joseph Pisani
    The phones at Red’s Trading Post wouldn’t stop ringing. Would-be customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock. Others clamored to find out if their orders had been shipped. Overwhelmed, gun store manager Ryan Horsley had to do what no employee would ever think of doing just days before Christmas: He disconnected the phone lines for three whole days. … The phones at gun shops across the country are ringing off the hook. Demand for firearms, ammunition and bulletproof gear has surged since the Dec. 14...
  • Can Laptops Actually be Repaired?

    12/28/2012 6:37:43 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 68 replies
    12.28.12 | Chickensoup
    My Vaio stopped working this morning. The little disk light goes on and on. I took it to this diagnostics guy who said he would be able to tell if he can get it going. My question. Can the hard disk be replaced? I have been looking for replacements and havent seen one I like as much. I surf, run my website, check email and bank online. Not much else. help!
  • What Will It Take For You To Believe?

    12/28/2012 4:39:53 PM PST · by kindred · 70 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 12/24/12 | DJP I.F.
    My fellow American conservatives and those of you of the moderate conservative persuasion... May I ask you this simple question.... How "blazes" do you do it? How do you keep your sanity when everything is going off the cliff at EXPONENTIAL rates and there are absolutely NO human answers and applicable remedies in sight?. Well... we know that you "DON'T" do it and that you are totally consumed with fear, worry and pessimism. I read it every day on your faces at work, at family gatherings, on Free Republic, on the news and media outlets etc... You are scared to...
  • WH Petition - Press Charges Against David Gregory for Possession of 30-Round Magazine in D.C. ...

    12/28/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | December 23, 2012 | CREATOR ryan l Boise, ID
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person. DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a...
  • Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)

    12/28/2012 12:36:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 28, 2012 | ASIF SHAHZAD
    Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much. Officials at the National College of Arts in the eastern city of Lahore shut down its academic journal, which published the paintings, pulled all its issues out of bookstores and dissolved its editorial board. Still, a court is currently considering whether the paintings' artist, the journal's board and the school's head can be charged with blasphemy. The college's decision...
  • Ann Coulter: Kwanzaa: Holiday Brought to You By The FBI

    12/26/2012 7:33:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/26/2012 | Ann Coulter
    Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let's face it, Kwanzaa's gotten way too commercialized. A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers. But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., complained about having to stick around Washington for fiscal cliff negotiations by accusing Republicans of not caring about "families" coming together to bond during...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR..

    12/28/2012 9:15:17 AM PST · by carlo3b · 28 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 12/28/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! BYE, BYE, 2012... What happened? HELLO, 2013... What’s new? Our rear view mirror is crystal clear, and by looking through it we can clearly see what went wrong last year... This time of the year is a great time to take inventory and decide what we want to bring with us, and what we should be grateful to leave behind... It’s up to us to decide if we want this to be a better year, if last year wasn’t all that great... The New Year is the last chance to make the changes that can offer us...
  • Lomas Brown regrets whiffed block

    12/27/2012 1:24:00 PM PST · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/27/2012 | ESPN.com news services
    Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Lomas Brown has apologized for recent comments he made about Scott Mitchell, claiming he regrets intentionally missing a block decades ago that resulted in the quarterback suffering an injury. Brown, currently an NFL analyst for ESPN, admitted during a radio interview this past Friday that he allowed a defender to hit Mitchell because he was frustrated with the struggling quarterback when the two were Lions teammates in 1994.
  • How Obama Vacationed (Golfed)

    12/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by what's up · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    At 12:54 a.m., on Saturday December 22, President Barack Obama and his family arrived at Kailua, a Hawaiian town on the island of Oahu. Almost five days later, Obama, leaving his wife and kids behind, departed the island to return to Washington, D.C. Obama’s vacation lasted a brief 118 hours, according to pool reports. -snip- On Christmas Eve, December 24, Obama departed his vacation home at 9:33 a.m., according to the pool report. He remained on the golf course until 3:15, p.m., spending about 5 and a half hours on the golf course. He again golfed that day with Bobby...
  • (Playing the Race Card) South African President Says Pet Ownership is Part of 'White Culture'

    12/27/2012 12:24:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, December 27, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>South African President says pet ownership is part of 'white culture'</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's president says a dog should not be man's best friend.</p> <p>President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa, which was dominated by whites until apartheid was dismantled almost two decades ago, The Star newspaper reported Thursday.</p>
  • Michelle Obama: I've done 'pretty well' keeping my opinions private

    12/27/2012 12:15:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    First lady Michelle Obama says she has learned patience by watching her husband and has done "pretty well" at keeping her opinions private. "I have learned from my husband, watching him, that it does require a great deal of patience to really feel the full impact of the work that you do on the ground," she told Barabara Walters in an interview broadcast Wednesday. "It doesn't happen right away." "She has a bigger difficulty biting her tongue," President Obama chimed in. "I think I've done pretty well at that," his wife shot back. "Not bad," he said.
  • Prof says Pope should be executed for ‘premeditated mass murder’

    12/27/2012 10:23:01 AM PST · by oliverdarcy · 33 replies
    A professor in Austria accused the Catholic Pope of “premeditated mass murder” in a blog post this year, writing he deserves to be executed for his adherence to the Church’s stance on contraception. Richard Parncutt, who is a professor of systematic musicology at the University of Graz, also suggested in the October post that most of Vatican’s high level advisors ought also to face the death penalty. “[T]he Pope and perhaps some of his closest advisers should be sentenced to death,” he wrote.
  • Blogger Retaliates Against Paper That Published Gun Owner Addresses

    12/27/2012 8:13:44 AM PST · by Patriot95 · 24 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 27 December 2012 | Liz Klimas
    In retaliation against the New York newspaper — the Journal News — that published the addresses of those pistol permit holders in two of the state’s counties, a blogger has created a map pinpointing the addresses of the newspaper’s employees. Mimicking the title of the Journal News’ original article, Robert Cox with “Talk of the Sound” headlined his post: Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?
  • China tightens controls to deter self-immolations

    12/27/2012 1:57:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 27, 2012 3:54 AM EST
    Chinese authorities are tightening controls in an ethnic Tibetan region where at least 10 people have set themselves on fire last month to protest Chinese rule. … China has blamed the Dalai Lama for the spate of self-immolations. …
  • “Monsieur” John Kerry and the French connection

    12/27/2012 1:33:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 25/12/2012 | Jon Frosch
    Reacting to President Barack Obama’s recent nomination of John Kerry as the next US secretary of state, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius praised his future counterpart’s “personal commitment to Franco-American friendship”. The comment was a reference to a poorly-kept “secret” that dogged the former Democratic presidential candidate during his bid to unseat then-incumbent George W. Bush in 2004: Kerry has a French connection. … But the politician’s “Frenchness” has not always been an advantage. While running for president in 2004, Kerry was ridiculed by Republicans for his closeness to the country seen as having spurned the US by refusing to...
  • Identify address/households without guns. (Vanity)

    12/26/2012 8:57:28 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 27 replies
    Since it appears that gun owners are now being ID'd why don't we ID people, along with their addresses, who do not have guns? We could issue them stickers for their home and car windows and doors stating that the occupants do not have any firearms on the premises or on their persons. Perhaps a button displaying a gun with a line across it should be worn by these individuals as well. And...all Liberal politicians & celebrities and all registered Democrats who support new gun control laws will immediately be required to forego their armed security details and remove their...
  • It's Official: Dan Stevens ["Matthew Crowley"] ... (Spoiler Alert)

    12/26/2012 11:48:20 AM PST · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    TV Buzz Blog ^ | 26 December 2012 | Corey Levitan
    "SPOILER ALERT" - Matthew Crowley, Lady Mary's on-off love interest, is killed behind the wheel of his own car. The shock, according to British papers, has cast a thick pall over Boxing Day.
  • Obamas on marriage and that picture

    12/26/2012 12:18:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/26/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "And then there's a lot of laughter," Michelle Obama added. The president said that everyone thinks his wife is the funny one, but, he said, "I'm funnier than people think." "I am," he insisted.
  • GCHQ dismisses claims D-Day pigeon riddle has been cracked [UK]

    12/26/2012 10:44:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11:07AM GMT 26 Dec 2012 | By Steven Swinford
    The intelligence agency GCHQ has dismissed claims that a coded message from the Second World War found tied to the remains of a pigeon in a chimney has been cracked. A team of Canadian researchers claimed earlier this month that the code contained details of German tank movements which had been sent by a British soldier. However, Michael Smith, a trustee of Bletchley Park, said the claims were "nonsense". He said the Canadian academics had used a World War 1 code from the First World War as the basis of their research. He said: "The idea that a World War...
  • 'A Christmas Story': Where Are They Now?

    12/26/2012 10:34:14 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    NYDailyNews. ^ | December 26, 2012
    'A Christmas Story' It wouldn't be Christmas without 'A Christmas Story,' the 1983 movie that became an instant holiday classic thanks to its winning cast and quotable scenes. The film is as time-honored a tradition as getting your tongue stuck to a pole in freezing weather. Here's a then-and-now look at the gang from fictional Hohman, Indiana, who brought the 'original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas' tale to life ...
  • (CA - Strictest Guns Laws in America) AK-47 Found in Paroled Felon's Car after High Speed Chase

    12/26/2012 9:39:53 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | December 24, 2012 | L.A. Times
    AK-47 found in paroled felon's car after high speed chase Authorities found a loaded AK-47 rifle in the trunk of a car driven by a paroled felon after a high speed pursuit that concluded with a crash and short foot chase. West Covina police attempted to stop a gray Toyota Camry for traffic violations at the Sunset Avenue exit off the 10 Freeway shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. The driver led police on a chase that reached speeds in excess of 90 mph on city streets, West Covina police spokesman Rudy Lopez said. The suspect vehicle entered the westbound 10...
  • Team Obama's 'superstitious obsessive-compulsive disorder'

    12/26/2012 9:05:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/26/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    , the brain trust in Chicago was also obsessed with superstitions, particularly after the president’s disastrous performance in Denver at the first debate. As Thrush and Martin report, the unlikely ringleader of the “superstitious obsessive-compulsive disorder” was the uber-rational David Plouffe. Here are some fun tidbits they dug up about the guidelines the Obama camp followed before the second debate: No Thai food, because that’s what the team ate before the Denver debate. No one can wear the same clothes they wore before Denver. No one can follow the same exercise routine. (“If you had gone for a jog thirteen...
  • Iran media report new cyberattack by Stuxnet worm

    12/26/2012 8:15:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 25, 2012 9:10 AM EST
    An Iranian semi-official news agency says there has been another cyberattack by the sophisticated computer worm Stuxnet, this time on the industries in the country’s south. … (Provisional civil defense chief Ali Akbar) Akhavan says Iranian computer experts were able to “successfully stop” the worm. …
  • University of Texas law student leads the way in 3-D printable gun technology

    12/25/2012 7:07:57 PM PST · by grundle · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 25, 2012
    Demands for stricter restrictions on gun sales are all the rage right now in light of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. However, a law student at the University of Texas says new technology will soon change the regulatory landscape dramatically, and possibly make such regulation futile. The student, Cody Wilson, is among the leaders of Defense Distributed, home of the wiki weapon project. The goal of the collaborative, nonprofit project is simple: to create freely available plans that you can download from the Internet and produce a gun using a 3-D printer. YouTube video at printablegun.com shows Wilson’s group test...
  • Washington D.C. police investigating whether NBC moderator [David Gregory] violated law

    12/25/2012 1:40:55 PM PST · by grundle · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | December 25, 2012 | Larry Lazo
    Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether NBC’s David Gregory violated D.C. gun laws when he displayed what he described as a 30 round magazine as part of an interview during Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” “So here’s a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. Now isn’t it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said well, you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn’t it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?” show moderator Gregory asked Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice...
  • Gregory on MTP: Likely Broke DC Law, Hypocritically Mocked NRA's Armed Guards Proposal

    12/25/2012 1:35:15 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 23, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    Two blog posts today should shred the credibility of Meet the Press's David Gregory in making arguments for gun control and against appropriate armed staff or security personnel at schools -- or they would, if journalists had the least bit of interest in exposing lawbreaking and hyprocritical behavior by their professional colleagues. During the show, as reported at the Patriot Perspective, relaying a point first brought out by a member of the AR15.com forum site, Gregory "decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine" in direct violation of the District of Columbia "DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines" statute. Given the...
  • D.C. police investigate whether NBC's David Gregory broke city laws when he displayed magazine clip

    12/25/2012 1:30:05 PM PST · by grundle · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    <p>The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is investigating allegations that NBC's David Gregory violated city laws when he displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on 'Meet the Press' Sunday.</p> <p>'The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,' police officer and spokesman Araz Alali said Tuesday.</p>
  • W.H. Petition: 'Press Charges Against David Gregory' for Breaking D.C. Gun Laws

    12/25/2012 1:14:21 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 20, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    A petition on the White House's website calls for charges to be filed against David Gregory for breaking Washington, D.C.'s gun laws. "Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C," reads the title of the petition: "David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person," reads the petition, referring to the most recent episode of Meet the Press when Gregory held up what he said was an ammunition clip for an AR-15. The petition continues:...
  • Richard Adams Dies; Gay Marriage Pioneer Was 65

    12/25/2012 5:39:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | 12/24/12 | Free Britney
    Richard Adams, an early figure in the push for gay marriage decades before it reached the center of the national consciousness, has died at the age of 65. After a brief illness, Adams died in the Hollywood home he shared with Tony Sullivan, his partner of 43 years, attorney Lavi Soloway told The AP. Adams and Sullivan met at an L.A. gay bar called The Closet in 1971, but their life and relationship would soon be on display for a global audience. They were granted a marriage license in 1975, but for years fought in vain to see it recognized...
  • Charles Durning, king of character actors, dies in NYC

    12/25/2012 2:15:22 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 44 replies
    Associated Press via TBO.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | BOB THOMAS, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Charles Durning, the two-time Oscar nominee who was dubbed the king of the character actors for his skill in playing everything from a Nazi colonel to the pope, died Monday at his home in New York City. He was 89. Durning's longtime agent and friend, Judith Moss, told The Associated Press that he died Monday of natural causes in his home in the borough of Manhattan. Although he portrayed everyone from blustery public officials to comic foils to put-upon everymen, Durning may be best remembered by movie audiences for his Oscar-nominated, over-the-top role as a comically...
  • A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children

    12/24/2012 10:26:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse" was the third most popular choice, with a "car" making a bizarre entry at number four.
  • Lake Superior State University 2012 List of Banished Words

    12/24/2012 8:05:13 PM PST · by equaviator · 40 replies
    LSSU ^ | December, 2012
    AMAZING Received the most nominations. LSSU was surprised at the number of nominations this year for "amazing" and surprised to find that it hadn't been included on the list in the past. Many nominators mentioned over-use on television when they sent their entries, mentioning "reality" TV, Martha Stewart and Anderson Cooper. It seemed to bother people everywhere, as nominations were sent from around the US and Canada and some from overseas, including Israel, England and Scotland. A Facebook page – "Overuse of the Word Amazing" – threatened to change its title to "Occupy LSSU" if 'amazing' escaped banishment this year…...
  • Hero of Superstorm Sandy dies in surfing accident

    12/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PST · by South40 · 3 replies
    The Belle Harbor section of the Rockaways in New York, where so many heroes emerged during Superstorm Sandy, has lost one of them to a tragic surfing death in Puerto Rico. ((snip)) The New York City lifeguard was widely praised after the storm for using his surfboard to move several Queens neighbors endangered by high water and a fire to safety.
  • Bulk of new films focus on guns amid NRA criticism

    12/24/2012 7:44:13 PM PST · by South40 · 13 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | Pamela McClintock
    On the Monday after the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Conn., MPAA chairman-CEO Christopher Dodd telephoned the major Hollywood studio heads one by one. Violence in movies often comes under scrutiny following mass shootings, so Dodd wanted to touch base with his bosses, even though there was no indication that Adam Lanza's rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School was inspired by movies (he was an intense video gamer, however). The MPAA issued a statement pledging Hollywood's support in assisting President Obama's call for a special task force on gun violence. "Those of us in the motion picture and television...
  • Vatican Newspaper Compares Gay-Marriage Equality to Communism

    12/24/2012 1:39:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 20 2012 | ALESSANDRO SPECIALE - Religion News Service
    Vatican newspaper compares marriage equality to communism Vatican City • Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and Europe, the Roman Catholic Church has intensified its increasingly uphill battle against gay marriage. The latest salvo came this week, with a front-page article in the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. Historian Lucetta Scaraffia compared proponents of gay marriage, with their championing of “marriage equality,” to 20th-century communists who wooed millions with their promise of perfect social and economical equality. Scaraffia, a 64-year-old former feminist activist who later became a fervent Catholic, has often written in the Vatican newspaper on the...