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  • If He Goes, Censure Him

    10/08/2015 1:56:28 PM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Scott McKay
    If President Barack Obama follows through on his threat to visit Roseburg, Oregon later this week the House must pass a resolution of censure before he gets off Air Force One. Call the president’s planned trip to the site of the Umpqua Community College shootings last week the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you will. But his announcement Monday evening that he was going to Roseburg, after prominent individuals including the publisher of the local newspaper had made it clear he was not welcome there as a result of his statements following the shootings, display a crass disregard...
  • Barack Obama, Jackass

    10/08/2015 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda. Stating that it was only good and right to "politicize" the Oregon shooting, Obama stated, "This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones, because of our inaction." Obama then called for "modest" gun regulations, without specifying the nature of those "modest" gun regulations. No...
  • National Moment of Silence for Umpqua

    10/08/2015 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    There will be a National Moment of Silence today, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET in honor of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Our college is joining Achieving the Dream staff and fellow network colleges by observing this pause in our daily activities. Our hope is to show the Umpqua community that we stand with them as they begin to find a way forward after the tragedy. If you are active on social media, please use the #IamUCC hashtag to convey your support.
  • U.S. hero of French train attack stabbed in Calif.

    10/08/2015 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Doug Stanglin and John Bacon
    Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in an email in Air Force Times.
  • The Rachel Dolezal-ation of the Oregon Killer

    10/08/2015 4:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Here's the narrative: mass killers are almost always white men. The Daily Kos recently published a piece with this headline: "How come we can't tell the truth about the White Mass Killer Problem?" It asks, "Just what the fracking hell is the matter with all these mass-murdering white people?" Certainly mass killers are almost always men. But they're not almost always white men. Overrepresented? Perhaps. But almost always white? No. Chris Harper Mercer walked into Oregon's Umpqua Community College and killed nine people, wounding nine more. On a dating site, Mercer, whose father is white and mother is black, referred...
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area. …
  • Carson:"The Whole Question" Wasn't Shown In My Oregon Comments

    10/08/2015 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the controversy over his statement regarding the Oregon shooting, stating, “they didn’t show the whole question” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)

    10/08/2015 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier – we can now reach anyone at just about any time. Ironically, the largest impediment to human-to-human communication is not the technological barriers that have been erected, but we humans ourselves. There was a time, or so I’m told, when a handshake or someone’s word was enough. Communication was unambiguous. A deal was a deal. Leave it to people to screw up that simple societal bargain. You can Google just about...
  • Father of Oregon Shooting Victim: We Will Not Be Attending Obama's Exploitative Gun Control Visit

    10/07/2015 1:38:28 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2015 | Katie Pavlich |
    Tomorrow President Obama is scheduled to visit Rosenburg, Oregon, where 10 people were killed last week at Umpqua Community College by a deranged killer who happened to use a gun to carry out his crimes. We've already reported on the repulsed reaction from the community as people who live there continue to reject Obama's visit. Now Stacy Boylan, the father of shooting victim Ana Boylan, is directly speaking out against Obama's visit and has no interest in putting up with his exploitation of the tragedy for political purposes.
  • Thousands of Residents to Protest Obama’s Visit to Roseburg, Oregon

    10/07/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | October 07, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    Following the massacre of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last Friday, President Obama issued a statement of condolence and reiterated his determination to press for more gun laws. On Monday he announced that he would visit Roseburg to console the families of the victims. But apparently this was not by invitation, and resistance to his unwelcome intrusion is building. In last Friday’s remarks, the president made clear his agenda:
  • Roseburg, Reeling From Massacre, Finds Security in Gun Ownership

    10/07/2015 11:01:37 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | JACK HEALY and JULIE TURKEWITZ
    A week has passed since J.J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now, he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself. “It’s opened my eyes,” said Mr. Vicari, 19. “I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people I’m with. I’m sure I’ll have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure.” Mr. Obama...
  • Is it right to hold Oregon shooter's mother responsible? Updated 11:05 AM ET,

    10/07/2015 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed October 7, 2015 | Peggy Drexler
    As details emerge about Laurel Harper, whose 26-year-old son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, opened fire on his creative writing class at Umpqua Community College, so too has a common, unsurprising, undercurrent of blame. Why didn't Laurel Harper do more to curb her son's violent tendencies? Shouldn't she have seen this coming? After all, according to online writings apparently made by Harper and first described in The New York Times, not only did she neglect to discourage her son's growing interest in guns, but she also seemed to encourage it. Over the years, according to the posts linked to Harper, she expressed pride...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About Umpqua – And It Has Nothing To Do With Guns

    10/07/2015 8:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Bob Barr
    If there is any glimmer of light to emerge from the mass murder last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, it is the story of Chris Mintz -- a 30-year-old Army veteran who was shot seven times after running towards the shooting scene to help. Mintz was not able to stop to the killer, but his courageous actions were justly heralded, and were reminiscent of the three Americans in August who charged and incapacitated a shooter on a train in Paris, France. Despite how we understandably rally around these stories of individual heroism, we should not allow them to...
  • Roseburg Rally Goes Viral, Patriots Standing Nationwide

    10/07/2015 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 74 replies
    Patrick Henry Society ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Kit Lange
    It’s been roughly 36 hours since a patriot in Oregon—local activist Casey Runyan—posted on Facebook to say that “on Friday, we assemble.” Runyan’s words were a direct call to patriots in the Pacific NW to stand with citizens in Roseburg who have already made it clear that Obama is not welcome there for his planned visit on Friday. The call was regional…but the answer was national. The rally went viral. Not even the mainstream Obama cheering section can ignore it anymore. In that 36 hours, 23,000 people have been invited on Facebook alone, not counting emails, Twitter, and other social...
  • Brother of Oregon Shooting Survivor Wants Obama to ‘Quit Running the Gun Agenda’

    10/06/2015 7:10:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    The brother of one of the Oregon shooting survivors said on CNN tonight that President Obama should stop his “gun agenda” and focus on mental health.Jessy Atkinson is the brother of Cheyenne Fitzgerald, a teenager who was badly injured in the shooting and is currently recovering at the hospital. A GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000.Atkinson and his mother Bonnie Schaan talked tonight to Anderson Cooper, who asked them what they would say to Obama if they get a chance to speak to him when he comes.Atkinson said, “Look where the problem really lies, and quit running the agenda––quit...
  • Jindal: Oregon shooter's father is a 'complete failure'

    10/06/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/15 | Mark Hensch
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting the father of accused Oregon shooter Chris Harper Mercer as a "complete failure" as a parent.Jindal said poor parenting and America's violent pop culture were to blame for the mass shooting last week, not the nation's gun laws, in a statement on Tuesday.“He’s a complete failure as a father [and] he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public,” said Jindal, a Republican presidential contender, about Ian Mercer, the father of Chris Harper Mercer. “He’s the real problem here."Jindal’s comments follow last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore....
  • White House: Obama’s Trip To Oregon Will ‘Not be About Politics’

    10/06/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama promises to politicize mass shootings as a way to demand more gun control. But the White House says that’s not what he’ll be doing as he visits the victims of the college shooting in Oregon on Friday. According to the White House, Obama will be traveling to meet and console the victims and no public remarks are expected. “I think in this instance, on Friday morning, the trip would not be about politics, but that trip would be about merely consoling the families who were so profoundly affected by that tragedy.” Earnest added that the visit was convenient...
  • Driver allegedly smoking pot hits pedestrian at Gresham crosswalk (Legalized Oregon)

    10/06/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 89 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jeff Manning
    Gresham Police say a driver suspected of smoking marijuana slammed his Toyota Prius into a 46-year-old Portland woman at a Gresham intersection Monday sending the woman flying 35 feet. The collision took place at 8:09 a.m. at the intersection of East Burnside Street and Northeast 181st Avenue. The woman, who Gresham Police did not identify, was attempting to cross Burnside on a marked crosswalk. The accident comes just just five days after retail recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon.
  • Shoot First; Ask Questions Later

    10/06/2015 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    After America learned of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he lamented the loss of good, innocent people and then added: "Somehow this has become routine. ... We've become numb to this." By the next day, Obama had a remedy: "Be a single-issue voter." If you want to stop mass shootings, Obama argued, don't vote for candidates who oppose federal background checks and "gun safety laws." Nine adults who should be alive today are not, while the 26-year-old shooter got what he wanted -- to leave this earth in what...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Killer’s manifesto revealed; Trump, Carson ‏get backup on their mental health argument

    10/06/2015 5:35:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies ^ | Alicia Powe
    Much to the chagrin of the liberal media, several Republican presidential contenders have been focused on the issue of mental health in the wake of Oregon’s mass shooting, and their argument just got a big boost. Christopher Harper-Mercer, the 26-year-old gunman who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College before taking his own life, was suffering from mental health issues, according to his own mother. Excerpts of the manifesto authored by the killer emerged Monday, suggesting mental health played a role. Harper-Mercer had spared the life of a student to deliver an envelope containing a flash drive that is now...
  • Guns Don't Kill People - Liberals Kill People

    10/06/2015 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now the reader is well-aware of the recent school shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Another mass shooting, another excuse for the left-wing vultures to prey on the carcasses of the dead. Another opportunity for Pres__ent Obama to grandstand and huff and sigh and affect an air of righteous indignation. Another occasion for left-wingers to roll their eyes and complain about how even after this shooting, those dastardly right-wingers still won't support "common sense gun laws." The reason we don't, of course, is because the left-wingers are still making the same old, nonsensical, discredited...
  • Facts Don't Work on Gun Control, so Obama Uses Emotion

    10/06/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech on the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last week, President Obama sounded more upset about America's gun laws than about the horrific massacre. We barely had the preliminary facts about the shooting, the shooter and the victims, and he was already lecturing the nation again on gun control. Instead of calling the nation to prayer, he said we would learn about the victims in the coming days and then "wrap everyone who's grieving with our prayers and our love." Those words out of the way, he immediately pivoted to complaining that "our thoughts and prayers are...
  • Oregon sheriff wrote, "Gun control is NOT the answer," and residents agree

    10/06/2015 4:25:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Marisa Gerber
    Carolyn Kellim's upper lip snarled to the left at the mention of gun control. "I think that's the worst thing in the world that can happen," said Kellim, 86, who runs KC's Exchange gun shop out of her home.
  • Roseburg's Gun Store Grandma Shuts Down "Excutive Anus" Obama's Gun Control Narrative

    10/06/2015 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In Roseberg, Oregon–the same town which recently witnessed a heinous attack in a gun free zone at Umpqua Community College (UCC)–86-year-old Carolyn Kellim owns a gun store and says she is sick of “executive anus” President Obama’s “strange ideas” on gun control.
  • Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?

    10/06/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/6/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Was last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist hero Alek Skarlatos was an intended target of Chris Harper-Mercer, who put several Christians to death in an Umpqua classroom on Thursday, Oct. 1 for being Christian. Read on and decide for yourself if Harper-Mercer may have wanted to make an example of Skarlatos for the world to see. And...
  • Oregon Shooter 26-Year-old Muslim Man

    10/05/2015 4:12:36 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies ^ | 10/01/2015
    It has been confirm through official social media accounts, deceased Oregon college shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, was a practicing muslim. It has been widely reported, Mercer, 26, ordered victims to state their religion before gunning them down in cold blood.
  • Environmentalists stop grazing on monument ( Wild Earth Guardians - Colorado )

    10/05/2015 2:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | October 04, 2015 | Jim Mimiaga
    Two allotments delayed pending more studies. A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project, Wild Earth Guardians, National Resource Defense Council, Wildlands Defense, the Sierra Club and Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness collectively filed a 27-page protest against the proposed Flodine and Yellow Jacket grazing allotments on the monument ... they want the two allotments permanently closed to grazing ... The groups challenged a recent decision plan by the BLM to issue 10-year terms for the allotments, located...
  • Medical Examiner: Oregon Shooter Committed Suicide

    10/05/2015 2:27:21 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | October 5, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    On Saturday the Oregon state medical examiner’s office ruled that Chris Harper-Mercer, the shooter who killed nine people and injured more than a dozen others at Roseburg's Umpqua Community College last Thursday, died by his own hand and not as the result of a shootout with police, as some initially surmised. Despite being heavily armed, the 26-year-old apparently turned one of his weapons on himself rather than engage the police in a firefight
  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/5/15 | Martin Barillas
    Melissa and Aaron Klein of Oregon, who were ordered by a state agency to pay two women $135,000 after they refused to take part in their same-sex wedding plans, may now face seizure of their assets. An administrative judge fined the couple after they declined to bake a cake for the lesbian couple, citing their religious objections. The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which had accused the Klein couple of violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. According to reports, the agency is docketing the judgement and is exploring various options for collection.Docketing the...
  • Hillary Clinton Pushes Change Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Makers (Shortened)

    10/05/2015 1:33:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In the wake of the attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers.
  • Police Respond to Threat at RCC in Grants Pass (Oregon)

    10/05/2015 11:28:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KDRV-TV ^ | October 5, 2015 | Julia Moore
    11:23AM UPDATE: All schools in the Three Rivers School District are on a lock-in as a direct result of the threat at Rogue Community College. Parents cannot pick up their kids. 10:48AM UPDATE: RCC says on their Facebook page to evacuate all RCC campuses. GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of a security threat at Rogue Community College's Redwood Campus in Grants Pass. An RCC representive said they received a security threat, but that it's unconfirmed at this point. RCC said on their Twitter to evacuate the campus immediately. The emergency alert system has...

    10/05/2015 9:31:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10-4-15 | Lee Stranahan
    David Jaques, the publisher of the conservative newspaper the Roseburg Beacon, says he believes that President Obama would not be welcome to the town after making remarks politicizing the shooting that left nine dead and nine injured at Umpqua Community College on October 1. Jaques told Breitbart News that he believes officials of Douglas County would also not welcome the President using the tragedy to score political points for a gun control agenda. Any visit by President would be “a campaign stop for agenda to take away American citizen’s right to own firearms” said Jaques in an exclusive interview.
  • Oregon Officials Seek to Seize $135K From Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

    10/05/2015 9:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Officials in Oregon have started a legal process to seize $135,000 from Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein after they refused to pay the state-ordered damages for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony. "Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options," Charlie Burr, communications director at Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order." It's a preliminary step to seize the Kleins' house, property, or other assets...
  • Mika: Why Not a Gun Ban Like in Australia?

    10/05/2015 6:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They really are coming for your guns . . . After the Charleston church shootings, President Obama praised Australia's draconian gun laws, which included a mandatory buy-back program, AKA confiscation. On today's Morning Joe, Mika wondered "why" we couldn't institute a similar gun ban in the United States, throwing in support for a database of all gun ownership for good measure. Joe Scarborough was actually obliged to explain to Mika that her gun ban was never going to happen because we have the Second Amendment here. That left Mika grimacing in regret [see the screengrab]. View the video here.
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • Oregon Terrorist Forced Christians To Crawl, Woman To Beg For Life As He Butchered Them

    10/05/2015 4:39:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Here is the question no one is asking: Who wasn’t shot in the head by the Oregon shooter? Christians were murdered on the spot, but those who weren’t Christians were spared. Who are they? And why hasn’t any media outlet asked that question? Who was spared and why?

    10/05/2015 3:58:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Even though Christopher Harper-Mercer, the Oregon killer, had a black mother who raised him, the media insisted that he was a “white supremacist”. Mercer was about as white as Obama. Most of his victims were white Christians. If being half-black and hating Christians qualifies you as a white supremacist, then Obama needs to be investigated for possible white supremacist leanings.
  • Oregon Shooter's Father Absolves Son: Guns,Not His Parenting To Blame

    10/05/2015 3:39:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    The father of the Oregon shooter who ruthlessly murdered 9 people at a community college in Umpqua, Oregon, insists that his son isn’t to blame for shooting innocent victims, but rather, ‘guns’ are to blame. The man absolving his son of responsibility is Ian Mercer and he made the statements during a CNN interview. A report in the Daily Beast claims that Mr. Mercer abandoned his son at birth–a factor that the father did not mention during his anti-gun rant on television.
  • Oregon pastor says shooting survivor got flash drive, had to watch slayings

    10/04/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah
    An Oregon pastor says a student who was spared by a gunman during a deadly rampage on a college campus received an envelope with a flash drive from the shooter and had to watch as his classmates were killed. Randy Scroggins, whose daughter also survived Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College, spoke at his church Sunday as his daughter and the other student, 18-year-old Mathew Downing, sat together in the congregation. Scroggins' daughter Lacey had told him gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer gave an envelope to another student in the class and told him to give it to police.
  • Gun Control's Biggest Problem: Most People Just Don't Care Very Much

    10/04/2015 9:54:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Kevin Drum
    Atkins is certainly right that Democratic legislators won't act on gun control until voters are mobilized, but that puts the cart before the horse. You can't mobilize voters on an issue they don't really care much about in the first place. In this case, I think the folks who prioritize issue-area visibility and engagement probably have the better of the argument. Until voters who favor gun control feel as strongly as those who oppose it, all the field work in the world won't do any good.
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim—including the mass killings in...
  • Donald Trump:Politicians Who Push Gun Control Don't Understand (Shortened)

    10/04/2015 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During an October 4 appearance on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump responded to President Obama’s calls for more gun control by stressing that politicians who push gun control to solve problems do not not fully understand the problems they are trying to solve.
  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    10/04/2015 1:25:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 4, 2015 | Gosia Wozniacka and Brian Melley, The Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up. It was only the fourth day of community college for the 18-year-old aspiring surgeon. She was faced down, her head tucked between her outstretched arms among dead and dying classmates. Scroggins could hear someone gurgling. She felt the weight of mortally wounded Treven Anspach against her, the 20-year-old's blood flowing onto her clothing....
  • CNN Alters Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer to Make Him Look White

    10/04/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 114 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Jim Hoft
  • The Demonization of Christianity

    10/04/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Michael Brown
    When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns. According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said “Christian” he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooter’s alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why? Can you imagine what would have...
  • So the Oregon shooter’s guns were legal. Now what?

    10/04/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Much like the famous quote about how everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it, (often attributed to Mark Twain, though it was probably first said by Charles Dudley Warner) mass shootings are portrayed as a problem with no solution. Actually, there are solutions on the table from both sides but nobody wants to talk about them.Having been off duty when the Oregon college shooting news broke, I had the time to absorb some of the constantly shifting details coming out of the crime scene. As with all of these events there were wildly inaccurate reports...
  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • CNN Photoshops Oregon Jihadist Shooter to "Fundamentally Transform" Him into a Caucasian Male

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    10/03/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
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