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  • According To The FBI, Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close

    02/20/2018 11:03:54 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Knives kill far more people in the United States than rifles do every year. In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, the debate over guns in America has surged again to the forefront oft the political conversation. Seventeen students were killed when a deranged gunman rampaged through the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Many are calling now for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shooting, specifically targeting the AR-15 rifle and promoting the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. However, recent statistics from 2016 show that knives actually kill nearly five...
  • Mike Rowe’s Thoughts On The Florida Shooting Are The Best You Will Hear From Anyone

    02/20/2018 10:01:55 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Mike Rowe shared his thoughts on the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, and it will blow anything the establishment media has to say out of the water. Rowe wrote on Facebook, “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.” “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things,” he continued. “This is what happened in...
  • George Clooney Signaling Political Move– He and Wife Amal Donating $500,000 to March (T)

    02/20/2018 9:54:56 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Roger Friedman
    George Clooney continues his charitable giving– now half a million dollars to the March for Our Lives. He and wife Amal will make an appearance at the gun control rally. Clooney is an ardent supporter of civil rights in places like Sudan with the still-going Not On Our Watch (They are still giving hundreds of thousands of dollars there to protect the South Sudan). But this may signal a new political move by him by actual going to Washington DC on March 24th. Clooney– thanks to the sale of his Casamigas Tequila company for $1 billion– now has the money...
  • ‘Kill The NRA’ Billboard on Interstate I-65

    02/20/2018 7:50:28 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A “Kill the NRA” billboard was visible Monday on I-65 in Louisville, Kentucky. The message was spelled out in large, white spray-painted letters on a black billboard bearing the tag, “Resist 45.” The Courier Journal reports that photos come in the wake of the Florida school shooting that has given rise to intense criticism of the NRA. The NRA was made aware of the billboard and responded with a Facebook post: The Courier Journal reports that other billboards tagged “Resist 45” have popped around Louisville in recent months, leveling some degree of criticism toward President Trump. One billboard urged viewers...
  • Hollywood Blasts Gun Violence, Yet 'Black Panther' Features 163 Shootings

    02/20/2018 7:29:14 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/20/2018 | Gabriel Hays
    Black Panther set box office records on its way to becoming “a watershed in cultural history of African Americans,” wrote The Miami Herald’s Leonard Pitts Jr. Yet, the movie was typical Hollywood – filled with violence, including 163 shootings, while Marvel stars call for gun control. Lupita Nyong’o, who played Black Panther’s love interest Nakia, advocated for gun control in the wake of the Orlando shooting. The actress posted a long message on Instagram, saying “most importantly, we simply need to put down the guns!” Other Marvel Avengers have weighed in as well. Captain America’s Chris Evans has called for...
  • Did the Progressive 'Broward County Solution' Cost 17 Student Lives?

    02/20/2018 3:51:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/20/2018 | Jack Cashill
    "We're not compromising school safety. We're really saving the lives of kids," boasted Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, executive director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, in August 2017. Valbrun-Pope was referring to what an article by Jeffrey Benzing in Public Source calls the "Broward County Solution." As Benzing relates, Broward County used to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state's juvenile justice system. County leaders responded with a perfectly progressive solution: "lower arrests by not making arrests."Authorities agreed to treat twelve different misdemeanor offenses as school-related issues, not criminal ones. The results impressed the people...
  • Smart, Switch, Sweat, and Shiver

    02/19/2018 11:32:49 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 2/17/2018 | ILEANA JOHNSON
    The federal government in Canada has moved to pass coal phase-out legislation into law with its Just Transition Task Force in favor of “clean energy.” “The end of coal power will help usher in a new era for renewable energy,” said David Suzuki Foundation director of science and policy Ian Bruce. “With conventional coal-fired power officially headed for the history books, people across the country can literally breathe easier about the future of energy production.” “This is yet another signal that dirty, outdated energy sources are on their way out,” said the Foundation’s lead climate campaigner and senior policy analyst...
  • Gun-grabbing: A modest proposal

    02/19/2018 9:00:31 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/19/2018 | Don Sucher
    On Powerline, John Hinderaker, citing earlier writings of Charles C.W. Cooke, focuses sharply on the desire of the left to end the 2nd Amendment. "Talk is cheap," he tells us – let them actually act. The article then goes to show why such is nearly impossible. Neither American law not the American people would likely tolerate such a thing. I think both Hinderaker and Cooke are right about that. But still, as in good medicine, might not a trial be allowed to test the hypothesis? A "test case" as it were – one that, in a small way, avoiding many...
  • Mental Health and Gun Control(Paging Dr. Kimmill)

    02/19/2018 8:53:59 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/19/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Never mind that the FBI failed to heed and follow up on repeated and explicit warnings about Nikolas Cruz before his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida. Never mind the FBI was too busy chasing phantom Russian collusion to locate a future killer that any nerd living in his parents' basement could have located with ease. According to mental health professional Jimmy Kimmel, Trump made Parkland happen by rescinding Obama administration regulations barring the mentally ill from getting guns:
  • America No. 1 enemy at World Government Summit(Hurl alert!)

    02/19/2018 7:52:28 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/18/2018 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON – Yes, globalism is not a conspiracy theory, except for those who practice it. And that fact was on public display in Dubai this weekend featuring experts like Robert DeNiro on climate change, Goldie Hawn on making kids happy, actor Forest Whitaker on how women and youth are keys to solving global challenges, Grammy winner Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas on technology and development, Malcolm Gladwell on government’s role in shaping prosperous societies and Ariana Huffington on the Third Women’s Revolution. You may note the predominance of American presenters, but don’t be misled. This is a very anti-American...
  • Repentance & Renewal

    02/19/2018 3:50:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/19/18 | Rosaria Butterfield
    Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor of English and women’s studies and a practicing lesbian. Through an unlikely friendship, she discovered the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. From Ligonier’s 2015 National Conference, Rosaria Butterfield shares her testimony of how God radically changed her heart.
  • Sarah Palin: Andrew Breitbart Helped Me Defend Myself When Fox News Wouldn’t Let Me on Air

    02/18/2018 10:11:32 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Robert Kraychik
    Sarah Palin: Andrew Breitbart Helped Me Defend Myself When Fox News Wouldn’t Let Me on Air After Giffords Shooting The late Andrew Breitbart helped Sarah Palin defend herself when Fox News Channel’s former Chairman Roger Ailes denied her the opportunity to respond on air to the media’s false accusations framing her for inciting the attempted assassination of former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (D-AZ) in the days immediately following the 2011 Tucson mass shooting incident.
  • How Benito Mussolini Took Power

    02/18/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Qcurtius ^ | 12FEB17 | Quintus Curtius
    Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin spends several pages of his book discussing the lessons to be learned from Mussolini’s seizure of power in Italy in the early 1920s. It was something that happened gradually, in stages, when institutions that should have been able to bring him to heel did nothing, either due to their own lack of resolution or tacit support of his power grab.Italy after the First World War was, like many European countries, rife with instability and factionalism. Mussolini’s “fascist” party in 1922 had collected only 35 out of 500 seats in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies; despite this apparent...
  • Students at West Texas school district feel safe with staff who carry concealed weapons

    02/18/2018 1:18:23 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 46 replies
    www.newschannel10.com ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Kristy Gerlett
    West Texas school district allows concealed carry on campus CLAUDE, TX (KFDA) - Claude Independent School District has several staff members that carry concealed weapons on school grounds. A sign in front of Claude ISD campuses shows that the district has multiple staff members who carry concealed weapons. Parents who have children at the school say they feel very safe and comfortable knowing their staff are armed and ready to protect them if they have to. "It makes me feel really, really safe that we have staff on hand if anything happened," said mother of a Claude ISD student...
  • Sen. Lankford Corrects Chuck Todd: Handguns Far More Popular for Crime Than AR-15s

    02/18/2018 12:13:26 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During a February 18 appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Chuck Todd that handguns are used for crime far more often than AR-15s. Lankford’s statement followed Todd’s focus on how an 18-year-old can buy an AR-15 in Florida, but must be 21 in order to buy a handgun. During the live broadcast, Lankford responded, “An AR-15 is a rifle, a handgun is obviously a handgun…[and] there are three, four, five times as many crimes committed with a handgun than there are with a rifle.” He added, “When you look at the statistics, many, many, many,...
  • ABC’s Raddatz Hands Over Control of Show to Radical Anti-Gunners(???!!!WUT)

    02/18/2018 10:20:19 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/18/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    “Cameron, you had some very harsh words this week for Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Rick Scott here in Florida. You said they have blood on their hands,” Raddatz teed up Kasky for his anti-gun/NRA screed: At this point, any politician on either side who is taking money from the NRA is responsible for events like this. And one of the things we're trying to do here is give everybody a clean slate and create a new normal where there's a badge of shame on any politician who is accepting money from the NRA no matter where they are. At the...
  • NYT Columnist: Let's Repeal the Second Amendment

    02/18/2018 10:02:29 AM PST · by rktman · 94 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/17/2018 | Beth Baumann
    Back in October, after the Las Vegas Shooting, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens argued that the Second Amendment should be repealed. Since Wednesday's shooting in South Florida, Stephens' OpEd has re-circulated across social media, which eventually led to another OpEd pushing for repealing the Second Amendment. Then there are the endless liberal errors of fact. There is no “gun-show loophole” per se; it’s a private-sale loophole, in other words the right to sell your own stuff. The civilian AR-15 is not a true “assault rifle,” and banning such rifles would have little effect on the overall murder rate, since...
  • Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism

    02/18/2018 9:30:16 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Jordan B Peterson
    Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, speaks with The Epoch Times about Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism. Communism is estimated to have killed at least 100 million people, yet its crimes have not been fully compiled and its ideology still persists. The Epoch Times seeks to expose the history and beliefs of this movement, which has been a source of tyranny and destruction since it emerged.
  • 'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites

    02/18/2018 3:56:14 AM PST · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 18, 2018 | By Sophia Harris
    Critics fear the plan could lead to rampant internet censorship Opposition is mounting to a media coalition's plan to block Canadians from accessing piracy websites. Many people fear that the plan — backed by big players such as Bell, Rogers, and CBC — could lead to rampant internet censorship. "It starts with 'blocking piracy' and ends with corporations blocking information that opposes their goals and viewpoints," wrote Thomas Herr from Barrie, Ont., in a submission to the CRTC on the issue. He's one of more than 5,000 Canadians who has submitted an opinion on the piracy site blocking plan to...
  • Creating a Positive Family Culture: The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

    02/18/2018 3:29:58 AM PST · by vannrox · 2 replies
    The Art of manliness ^ | October 9, 2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Here’s a bit of trivia about me: My great-great-grandmother on my dad’s side was a full-blooded Mexicana. For whatever reason, this trace of Mexican blood manifested itself quite strongly in me – more so than in my other family members – and I credit my swarthy skin, thick black mane, and Pancho Villa-like mustache to this lineage.To celebrate our family’s Mexican heritage, on Christmas Eve we would eat tamales, enchiladas, sopapillas, and pozole. Both my brother Larry and I eagerly devoured everything on the menu except for the pozole, which we despised. (For those of you who don’t know,...