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  • GOP eyes new election laws

    01/18/2013 8:14:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 10:18 AM EST | Steve Peoples
    After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win. From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a state’s popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed the idea this week, and other Republican leaders support it, too, suggesting...
  • U.S. vows to pursue militants behind Algeria attack

    01/18/2013 7:20:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:07am EST | (Reporting by David Alexander, writing by Mohammed Abbas; Editing by Jon Boyle)
    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday militants who attacked the United States and its citizens will hunted down, in the first comments by a senior U.S. official on a hostage attack by Islamist militants in Algeria. … “Terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in Algeria, not in North Africa, not anywhere. Those who would wantonly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide,” he said. …
  • Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment center, moved to prison

    01/18/2013 3:50:25 AM PST · by South40 · 33 replies
    SI.com ^ | 1/18/2013
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and other unspecified behavioral problems at the center, a corrections official said Thursday. The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near his hometown of Great Falls. He pleaded guilty in May to reduced charges, and his five-year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treatment facility as an alternative to prison.
  • (Blame Canada!) Canadians Produce More Garbage Than Anyone Else

    01/17/2013 8:13:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | CBC News
    Canadians produce more garbage than anyone else Conference Board calls Canada an 'environmental laggard' Canadians use far too much energy and water, and they produce more garbage per capita than any other country on earth, a report from an influential think-tank says. The Conference Board of Canada gave Canada a C grade on Thursday and ranked it in 15th place among 17 developed nations studied across a host of environmental-efficiency metrics. "Our large land mass, cold climate and resource-intensive economy make us less likely to rank highly on some indicators of environmental sustainability, but many of our poor results are...
  • New Jersey Governor Christie slams NRA ad as "reprehensible"

    01/17/2013 8:09:07 PM PST · by South40 · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/2013 | (Reporting by Kevin Gray; Editing by Jackie Frank)
    (Reuters) - New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie harshly criticized the National Rifle Association on Thursday for referring to U.S. President Barack Obama's children in an ad that advocates putting armed guards in schools, calling it "reprehensible" and "wrong." "I think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate," Christie said at a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S

    01/17/2013 7:44:48 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.” The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.” The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”...
  • Oil Filter Suppressor (Video - hickok45)

    01/17/2013 9:33:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-17-2013 | hickok45
    Yep, it should be called the "Foxworthy Suppressor"! Check it out. Hope you're going to be at your state capital this Saturday (January 19th)! http://www.ncsilencer.com/Home.html http://www.cadizgunworks.com/ http://www.stp.com/
  • Greater Media CEO: WTKK's ratings plunge prompted him to drop talk format

    01/17/2013 8:36:59 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | 1/17/13 | John Chesto
    As CEO of Braintree-based Greater Media, Peter Smyth is always reluctant to change a radio station’s format. It can be upsetting to fans, frustrating to workers and expensive to pull off. But it was hard to argue with the numbers. Smyth tells me the that plunge in ratings for WTKK over recent years prompted him to start seriously considering dropping the station’s talk format as long ago as last spring. Those discussions eventually led to the Braintree company’s decision to switch from talk to a rhythmic adult contemporary music format earlier this month, branding it as Hot 96.9. “We couldn’t...
  • Obama names 8 citizens to highlight his successes (All hail to King Narcissistic!)

    01/17/2013 8:32:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/17/13 | NEDRA PICKLER
    President Barack Obama is featuring eight Americans as "citizen co-chairs" of his inauguration, a new role created to highlight his first-term accomplishments with examples of lives that have either been improved by his actions or inspired his presidency. Inaugural planners say the honorees include a woman with a brain tumor who no longer is denied health care for a pre-existing condition; an autoworker who got her job back after the General Motors bailout; and a gay pilot-in-training kicked out of the Air Force before the president repealed the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Inauguration officials said Wednesday that the...
  • Man stabbed, forced to strip and get in tub, Fort Lauderdale cops say

    01/17/2013 7:28:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 16, 2013 | Erika Pesantes
    A Fort Lauderdale man stabbed an apartment visitor in the back and forced the bleeding victim to strip and get into a bathtub, police said. Lorenzo Jones, 26, is charged with attempted felony murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony. He was ordered held without bond in Broward County's Main Jail on Wednesday during his first appearance court hearing.
  • WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning’s motives are no defense, judge rules

    01/16/2013 8:49:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:03AM GMT 17 Jan 2013
    A US military judge ruled Wednesday that Bradley Manning’s motive for allegedly leaking a huge cache of secret files to WikiLeaks is no defense against the long list of charges he faces. Manning, an army private who was arrested in May 2010 while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces trial in June for passing diplomatic cables and war logs to the anti-secrecy website run by Julian Assange. Manning’s lawyers had argued that evidence should be heard at trial about why the soldier chose to illicitly transmit the confidential documents to WikiLeaks, but the request was largely thrown out....
  • Man accused of luring teen girl with drugs, free tattoo (ILLEGAL alien)

    01/16/2013 7:59:45 PM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/16/2013 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    DANA POINT – A 29-year-old man lured a 14-year-old girl with the prospect of drugs, alcohol and a free tattoo to get her to go to his Mission Viejo home, authorities allege. The tattoo artist, who worked at a shop near Fourth and Bush Streets in Santa Ana, is accused of having "highly inappropriate contact and sexual advances" toward the teen and her friend, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.((snip))After the incident was reported, investigators learned Nieves-Vera had been deported after he had been arrested by Murrieta police in 2004 on suspicion of child annoyance....
  • Tourist, 24, brutally beaten with tire irons and bats in New York City neighborhood

    01/16/2013 4:38:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Michael Zennie
    A tourist from Massachusetts was recovering at a New York City hospital after being brutally beaten by a gang of seven young men armed with a tire iron and a baseball bat, police today revealed. Kevin McCarron, 24, from Andover, was battered and stomped unconscious by the men after an argument in the trendy Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan early Sunday. An onlooker captured horrific cell phone video of the attack, showing several young men kicking the victim on the ground.
  • Coroner identifies Reno Ave. shooting victim as 14-year-old boy

    01/16/2013 4:20:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    KTNV ^ | January 14, 2013 | Joyce Lupiani
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County coroner's office has identified 14-year-old Haji Mohamud from Las Vegas as the victim in a fatal shooting on Jan. 12. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, numerous calls about shots fired at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of East Reno Avenue at about 1:30 a.m.
  • Katherine Webb will cover Super Bowl for “Inside Edition”

    01/16/2013 4:12:19 PM PST · by jakerobins · 22 replies
    Katherine Webb came off as pretty sharp after her fame blew up during the BCS Championship Game, and she's smartly taking advantage of her instant celebrity. Webb, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron's girlfriend and Miss Alabama, announced on Twitter that she will be covering the Super Bowl for "Inside Edition." Maybe she wants a television career (she came off well during her "Today" show interview, for what it's worth), or maybe she wants to have some fun and get a free trip to New Orleans. Either way, good for her.
  • Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed

    01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST · by LibertyJihad · 57 replies
    Deadspin ^ | January 16, 2013
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...
  • IRS Threatens Employers

    01/16/2013 12:09:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    CCHF ^ | 1-16-13 | Twila Brase
    The gloves are coming off. We're 11 months from full implementation and the real-world impact of Obamacare is hitting the newswires. Taco Bell and Wendy's just cut the hours of hundreds of employees to avoid the Obamacare employer health insurance mandate. These workers will not only not have health insurance, they will have less money to pay for it and may be forced into Medicaid under the individual mandate. Now, the Internal Revenue Service is warning employers not to avoid the employer mandate. The IRS issued a 144-page notice which says they will soon issue proposed regulations with "anti-abuse rules."...
  • Howie Carr thread for Jan. 16-31, 2013

    01/16/2013 7:54:46 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 1/16/13 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread for the second half of January starting with his Boston Herald column, "‘Forward’? You’ve been forewarned " Excerpt: "They’re planning to HAMMER the middle class! That’s all you need to know about this evening’s State of the State speech. Here you have the working population of Massachusetts still reeling from the 2 percent pay cut imposed by Barack Obama earlier this month, and now comes Gov. Deval Patrick’s tax-crazed scheme, 'The Way Forward'.""
  • Obama 'elitist hypocrite' NRA's new ad

    01/15/2013 7:34:12 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 15, 2013 | National Rifle Asssociation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8crdWLgfDk
  • Hypocrites of Gun Control (Gun Control, But Not for Me)

    01/15/2013 7:25:10 PM PST · by grundle · 2 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw0vnAo_mjA
  • The 2nd Amendment Is What Makes The Other Nine Possible

    01/15/2013 6:21:00 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bill Flax
    As debates over firearms simmer and President Obama mulls sweeping firearm restrictions via executive orders, media personalities like Piers Morgan dismiss guests defending gun rights with contempt. You’d think resistance to disarmament amounts to culpability for the Sandy Hook slaughter. Yet, as John Lott’s bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime, highlights crime rates have tumbled while gun ownership has soared, including permits to carry concealed weapons. America has more murder than many similarly advanced countries, but overall violent crime, save inner-cities plagued by family breakdown, remains below peer nations. The streets in Mr. Morgan’s England are far more dangerous.
  • US ordered delay in intern's arrest

    01/15/2013 11:22:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 01/15/2013 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress. The Homeland Security Department said last month, when The Associated Press first disclosed the delayed arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, that AP's report was "categorically false." Sanchez, 18, was an immigrant from Peru who entered the country on a...
  • SAPD: Car thief killed, another wounded at Stone Oak home

    01/15/2013 10:21:04 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    KENS 5 San Antonio ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jenny Suniga
    SAN ANTONIO -- A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood. San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report. He later told police that he...
  • Liberal tax leaves bitter taste in some smoothie drinkers' mouths

    01/15/2013 6:28:24 AM PST · by jakerobins · 9 replies
    VERNAL — When George Burnett first set up shop in Vernal, he knew he had to find away to connect with his adopted community if his custom seat cover business was going to survive. So, armed with a sandwich board emblazoned with the phrase "Honk If You (Heart) Drilling!," Burnett took to the corner of 500 East and Main Street and began his one-man crusade to boost the spirit of a community that was getting its first glimpse of another oil and gas bust. Fast-forward nearly five years and Burnett — now a local celebrity for his tireless support of...
  • Study: Male Jurors More Likely To Find Overweight Women Guilty

    01/15/2013 5:19:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    CBS Local ^ | January 12, 2013
    Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female. According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male – and not female – jurors are also more inclined to believe that a fat woman is a repeat offender who had malicious intent. The researchers gathered a group of 471 pretend peers of varying body sizes and described to them a case of check fraud. They also presented them with one of four images—either a large man, a lean man, a large woman, or a lean woman—and identified...
  • Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house

    01/15/2013 4:54:42 AM PST · by Doogle · 84 replies
    The Local ^ | 01/15/13
    A cleaning lady managed to commandeer a Stockholm-area train early Tuesday morning, eventually crashing it into a house in the upscale suburb of Saltsjöbaden. She has since been ordered detained on suspicion of allmänfarlig ödeläggelse
  • Howie Kurtz accused of interfering with story to protect Anderson Cooper's sexualit

    01/15/2013 3:36:55 AM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | DYLAN BYERS
    CNN media critic Howard Kurtz is being accused of pressuring an editor at the Daily Beast, where he is a columnist, to kill a story that would have outed CNN's Anderson Cooper as gay -- an accusation Kurtz strongly dismisses. "These suggestions are offensive and absurd," Kurtz told POLITICO Monday night. In an interview with Capital New York about Jodie Foster's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, BuzzFeed reporter Kate Aurthur, a former Daily Beast editor, said that in 2011 Kurtz had "interfered with a story" about Cooper in order to protect him from being outed. "[This] was less than...
  • Magazine vs Clip (Video goodness for anyone confused)

    01/14/2013 4:29:00 PM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | hickok45
    No, you are not a felon or a 2nd Class citizen if you call a "magazine" a "clip." It IS something you might as well get figured out, though, and correct if you want to have respect within the shooting community. It's just a fact, many will judge you as someone who doesn't know much about firearms if you call them "clips." I might still love you, but many won't. :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoSNHe413rY
  • Colorado Democrats back in-state tuition break for illegal immigrants

    01/14/2013 3:42:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Longmont Daily Times-Call ^ | 01/14/2013 | Tim Hoover
    After two years of failing to pass a bill in Colorado that would have allowed illegal immigrants to pay tuition lower than out-of-state rates but higher than in-state rates, Democrats — now in control of both chambers — are pushing new legislation to allow the students to go to college at the in-state rate. "What we're looking at is a simpler, more equitable approach to tuition," said state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, one of the lawmakers leading the effort. Johnston and state Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, are are holding a press conference Tuesday with supporters of the bill.
  • Obamacare architect cashes out to sue insurers, using Obamacare

    01/14/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013
    s it relevant that the man who helped craft Obamacare’s regulations on insurers will now make lots of money by suing insurers based on those regulations? The firm that hired him seems to think so. Here’s the press release: KEY OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JOINS MEHRI & SKALET, PLLC Former HHS Director, Longtime Insurance Regulator Jay Angoff to Lead Firm’s Insurance and Healthcare Practice as PartnerWASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2013)—After nearly three years at the Department of Health and Human Services—as the first Director of Obamacare insurance implementation, as Senior Advisor to the Secretary, and as a Regional Director—longtime insurance regulator and...
  • Oak Lake waters recede, revealing guns

    01/14/2013 12:32:50 PM PST · by posterchild · 27 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Nicholas Bergin
    As the worst drought since 1956 gripped the nation last year, lakes and ponds slowly receded, revealing decades worth of dropped and discarded fishing tackle, pop cans and all sorts of flotsam. At Oak Lake in Lincoln, the debris included at least two guns. A person walking along the edge of the lake last summer spied a suspicious item and called Lincoln police, who found a handgun rusted beyond recognition. “That thing could have been in there for 50 years for all we know,” said Sgt. Ben Miller. After that gun turned up, officers Kevin Hinton and Jen Mullendore couldn’t...
  • Mistrust of Government Is a Beautiful Thing

    01/14/2013 11:34:42 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaZwPPd7m0 ^ | June 10, 2011 | Penn Jillette
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaZwPPd7m0
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/14/2013 11:14:20 AM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    January 14, 2013 | Faith
    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name; That at the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2: 9-11
  • Burglars target homes of gun owners after addresses on weapons permit map published by newspaper

    01/14/2013 9:49:19 AM PST · by autumnraine · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/14/2013
    At least two burglars broke into a house in White Plains, New York, on Saturday and headed straight for the gun safe. This address and the owner's name, registered on a permit for legally held firearms, had been published on the controversial gun map published by the Journal News on December 23. The burglars couldn't open the safe and the property owner wasn't home. But this incident has led to speculation that the map is now being used by criminals for targeted gun theft.
  • MARYLAND DEMOCRAT TO INTRODUCE BILL FORCING NON-MEMBERS OF TEACHERS UNION TO PAY DUES

    01/14/2013 9:08:43 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 01/14/2013 | n/a
    As right-to-work legislation makes significant victories across the country, allowing employees to decide whether or not they want to join a union, the Maryland teachers union appears to be taking the opposite approach. According to the Washington Examiner, the union is actively planning to make even non-union teachers pay dues in the near future. The Washington Examiner explains: Del. Sheila Hixson, D-Montgomery County, will introduce a bill on behalf of the Maryland State Education Association to require nonunion educators to pay a so-called fair share fee to unions equivalent to about 68 percent of the local dues. Under Maryland law,...
  • Cops: Women stole police cruiser, drove to McDonald's

    01/14/2013 8:58:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel (via Tampa Bay Times) ^ | January 14, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    St. Pete cops said that Vanessa Nicole Brooks, 22, stole their cruiser while they were inside an apartment investigating a domestic quarrel, reports the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg. As Brooks backed the car up, she hit another police car before taking off.
  • China's potential anti-satellite test sparks big concerns in US

    01/14/2013 7:44:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    msn ^ | updated 1/9/2013 2:33:43 PM ET 2013-01-09T19:33:43 | Leonard David
    .... for several months, rumors have been circulating within the United States defense and intelligence communities that a Chinese anti-satellite test is imminent. It might be conducted on Jan. 11, the date on which China performed ASAT operations in both 2007 and 2010. “Our hope is that getting this out in the open can facilitate a meaningful bilateral dialogue on space security, or, at the very least, get the Obama administration to explain why it refuses to talk to the Chinese about their plans to test,” Kulacki told Space.com. If indeed a China ASAT test is on the horizon, what...
  • Local Veterans May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis at VA Hospital (Buffalo NY)

    01/14/2013 5:44:48 AM PST · by Doogle · 6 replies
    wgrz ^ | 01/14/13 | Michael Wooten
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- According to a memo obtained by 2 On Your Side, hundreds of local veterans may have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, due to a mistake made at the facility. The memo says the agency found some insulin pens that should have been used once, but that may have been used for multiple patients. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is informing about 550 people in Western New York who may've been infected. The patients are being asked to have a blood test to make...
  • 15-Year Old Boy Uses AR-15 to Defend Himself, Sister Against Home Invaders

    01/13/2013 6:50:41 PM PST · by grundle · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mary Chastain
    A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to defend himself and his 12-year old sister against two burglars at their home just north of Houston, Texas. Their father is a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable, and the boy knew what he had to do to keep himself and his sister alive. Around 2:30 PM, two men tried to break in, with one going through the front door and the other in the back. The boy grabbed the AR-15 and shot at them. The two later showed up at a Tomball hospital. The adult was hit three times and...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/13/13

    01/13/2013 5:09:27 PM PST · by mylife · 49 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 1/13/13 | Tom Gresham
    The second part of the show is very good
  • NBC Sports listed as leading sponsor for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) in Las Vegas

    01/12/2013 8:32:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Bob Raissman
    NBC Sports listed as leading sponsor for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) in Las Vegas as U.S. debates gun control The show, the nation's largest event of its kind, lists NBC Sports as one of its leading sponsors; the SHOT Show's website lists NBC Sports as 'It's New Product Center Sponsor.' There is one NBC personality Peacock suits presumably aren’t inviting to Las Vegas next week for the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show known as the SHOT Show — Bob Costas. But while Costas won’t be there, the show, the nation’s largest event of its kind, does list NBC...
  • Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures ("Religion of Peace")

    01/12/2013 3:44:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 11, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Saudi Arabia's Beheading of a Nanny Followed Strict Procedures Rizana Nafeek, a young nanny from Sri Lanka, was beheaded by sword this week in Saudi Arabia, punishment for allegedly killing a baby in 2007 when she was believed to be just 17. The execution has spurred international outcry, given Nafeek's age at the time of the incident and her limited access to a defense attorney. The beheading has also shined a light on the Arab kingdom's medieval system of punishment, which includes cutting the hands off thieves, executing women accused of adultery, and flogging men accused of being gay. Few...
  • Why I gave up my guns (NY bred metrosexual loses his nerve, throws in the towel on gun ownership)

    01/12/2013 2:06:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 213 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Patrick Blanchfield
    (1918 Bolshevik Poster by Alexander Apsit reads "Citizens, hand over your weapons!") Why I gave up my guns • A former firearm enthusiast explains his personal epiphany Late one night in the spring of 2008, I was jolted awake by the sound of yet another a burglar trying to break into my Atlanta home. We’d already had a series of scary close calls, but this time I was ready: I had staged my shotgun and a box of shells in a broom closet right by the back door, next to the umbrellas. While my girlfriend called the police, I...
  • Guest Post: Almost Half Of All Food Produced Is Thrown Away

    01/12/2013 6:40:16 AM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Almost Half Of All Food Produced Is Thrown Away Between 30 and 50 percent of all food produced globally, equivalent to two billion tons, is thrown away each year according to a recent report written by the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME), titled ‘Global Food; Waste Not, Want Not’. The Guardian states that overly-cautious sell by dates, buy one get one free deals, and an obsession with only consuming fruit and vegetables that look perfect are some of the main reasons for this colossal waste of, not only food, but also the water, energy, and arable land used in...
  • This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For (FedGov Responds to Death Star Petition)

    01/11/2013 7:29:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 12 replies
    Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For By Paul ShawcrossThe Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons: The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.The Administration does not support blowing up planets.Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that...
  • US government tells computer users to disable Java

    01/11/2013 6:44:04 PM PST · by LouAvul · 34 replies
    WindstreamNews ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.</p> <p>The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts.</p>
  • (Inked) In Czech Republic, A Leading Presidential Candidate Has a Full-Face Tattoo

    01/11/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    WP ^ | January 11, 2013 | Olga Khazan
    In Czech Republic, a leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattoo File this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from head — and face — to toe, and he’s third in the polls in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, which is going on Friday and Saturday. This is the first time Czechs will directly elect a president — a mainly ceremonial position because the prime minister largely runs the country. Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has had two presidents, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus,...
  • (America's Leadership) Washington, D.C., Residents Watch More Porn Than The Rest Of America: Study

    01/11/2013 12:11:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Adam Edelman
    Washington, D.C., residents watch more porn than the rest of America: study • Research from PornHub.com says residents of the nation’s capital watch 14.18 online videos per person in a year. Hawaii is second, with 7.57 per year. Politics has always been dirty, but a new study takes the expression to a level so stimulating that it’s hard to believe. Residents of Washington, D.C., watch nearly twice as much online pornography as people in any of the 50 states, according to a study published by XXX site PornHub.com. Horndogs in the nation’s capital consumed online pornography at a rate of...
  • Homeowner shoots naked intruder found choking dog, police say

    01/11/2013 11:52:27 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | January 2, 2013 | Donna Rapado and Brian Hamacher
    A naked intruder who was trying to choke a pet Rottweiler was shot by a homeowner in Miami Wednesday morning, police said. The bizarre incident happened around 5 a.m. when the occupants of the home were awoken when they heard a commotion and dogs barking. When the homeowner went to check out the noise, he confronted the suspect, who was completely naked and trying to choke one of the dogs, police said. "He comes out and spots a person who is not only fighting with this dog but is naked fighting with this dog," Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno...
  • A large segment of Obama-Biden's base more than likely could not legally purchase a firearm

    01/11/2013 10:56:15 AM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 26 replies
    There are lots of reasons Obama and VP "Goofball" Biden want to take your guns. Just food for thought. I firmly believe that a large part of their base could not legally buy a firearm due to criminal history, mental illness or just plain stupidity. Of course, his goons and voter base will obtain firearms of all kinds illegally. The NRA needs to continue to lead the fight and increase its ranks in the wake of this constitutional showdown.