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  • The case for almost never turning left while driving

    04/09/2014 7:17:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” — Arthur Schopenhauer Please remember that quote as I propose what will appear outlandish — a ban on left turns on heavily-trafficked roads. Making left-hand turns is as American as apple pie. But remember, we once accepted slavery and the beating of wives and children. There’s no doubt we’re doing things today that future generations will find abhorrent. Here’s why turning left on crowded streets is one of them: Left turns are unsafe for everyone. Federal data have...
  • Sierra Vista K-9 now wearing vests

    04/07/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tina Moore, Public Information Officer, City of Sierra Vista
    Mark.Levy@svherald.com Sierra Vista Police Department Corp. Mike Mitchell stands with his Belgium Malinois “Bones” during Thursday’s brief ceremony at the station. Bones’s new protective vest was made possible by a donation from a Tucson resident. SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista K-9 Officers Bones and Izzy will be outfitted with life saving bullet- and stab-proof vests, complete with their own department patch, thanks to Tucson-based Protect Police K-9 (PPK-9) and a generous, anonymous Sierra Vista donor. “Police dogs are working officers, just like their two-legged counterparts,” says Lawrence Boutte, Sierra Vista lieutenant. “They are trained to ‘serve and protect’ and...
  • The War on Raw Milk

    04/07/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 31 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | April 7, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have recently introduced legislation to allow for the sale of raw milk, i.e., unpasteurized milk. Their Milk Freedom Act of 2014 would make it legal for “certified dairy farmers” to sell unpasteurized milk products without harassment and criminal prosecution on the part of the FDA. If enacted, this would be a major victory for those who are health conscious and understand the grievous misperception by our medical establishment regarding the safety of raw milk. The distribution of raw milk has been banned in the U.S. since inception of the pasteurization...
  • Houston Planned Parenthood worker skirts fact that patient is bleeding out on 911 call

    04/05/2014 3:15:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Several months ago, a confusing call was placed by a Planned Parenthood worker in Houston to 911 dispatch during complications following an abortion. A 33-year-old woman continued to lose a dangerous amount of blood at the behemoth abortion mill on the Gulf Freeway as Planned Parenthood tried to circumvent the fact that the woman was bleeding out. It is likely that Planned Parenthood knew that pro-lifers would be pulling the call records to find out what had prompted the ambulance to arrive at Planned Parenthood, and wanted to obfuscate the facts for the public. But in so doing, the worker...
  • Shipping firm first to use drones to navigate Arctic ice

    04/03/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Unknown
    "It turns out that all the Titanic needed was a drone. A Montreal-based shipping company has become the first in the world to use drones to scout out ice hazards as its freighters navigate through the waters of the Arctic. The company, Fednav, has found the drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are able to transmit crucial information back to the wheelhouse, allowing ship captains to thread their way through frozen waters and dodge icebergs, like the one that sank the iconic ship more than a century ago."
  • The 6 Second Garage Door Break-In You Can Prevent

    03/28/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 30 replies
    KEYE TV via YouTube ^ | 03/28/2014 | KEYE TV via YouTube
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  • California to open facilities for ONLY illegal immigrants’ driver’s licenses

    03/27/2014 4:14:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles is setting up new facilities to process driver’s license applications for illegal immigrants alone. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill, AB 60, which will allow illegal immigrants to obtain the documents beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The bill was signed along with a number of others laws seen as favorable to undocumented immigrants. As part of the driver’s license application process, immigrants will have to acknowledge that they are undocumented. But AB 60 protects applicants from criminal prosecution. The measure will provide an avenue for the state’s three to four million...
  • Miami-Dade School Board opposes Legislature’s proposal to allow armed staffers

    03/14/2014 5:46:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/12/14 | David Smiley
    The Miami-Dade County School Board joined teachers unions and [SOME] parents Wednesday in opposition of legislation moving through the state capital that would allow designated school employees or volunteers to carry guns on campus. The board voted 8 to 1 to oppose the proposal, which would allow Florida superintendents and principals to authorize certain trained and permitted individuals to carry concealed firearms at school as a safety measure. Sen. Alan Hays, a Republican from Umatilla who is sponsoring the senate version of the bill, says the legislation is “in the interest of maintaining a safe learning environment for all of...
  • G.M. Said to Face Criminal Inquiry on Safety Problems

    03/11/2014 4:35:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 3-11-14 | BILL VLASIC and BEN PROTESS
    The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into the decade-long failure by General Motors to address deadly safety problems in its some of its cars before announcing a massive recall last month, according to a person briefed on the matter. The preliminary inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York is expected to center on whether G.M., the nation’s largest automaker, failed to comply with laws requiring timely disclosure of vehicle defects. The probe is the latest in a widening series of investigations of G.M.'s handling of faulty ignition switches in its Chevrolet Cobalt sedan and other cars that the...
  • BAD Day at the Gun Range

    03/11/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • NHTSA Data Confirms Traffic Fatalities Increased In 2012

    02/26/2014 8:03:43 PM PST · by Red6 · 14 replies
    NHTSA ^ | November 14, 2013 | Nathan Naylor
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released the 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data indicating that highway deaths increased to 33,561 in 2012, which is 1,082 more fatalities than in 2011. The majority of the increase in deaths, 72 percent, occurred in the first quarter of the year. Most of those involved were motorcyclists and pedestrians. While the newly released data announced today marks the first increase since 2005, highway deaths over the past five years continue to remain at historic lows. Fatalities in 2011 were at the lowest level since...
  • Boating Safety Tips: Boater Education & Resources for Safe Family Fun[tee-hee]

    02/22/2014 7:58:24 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 16 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Don't Know | Staff
    1.Be Weather-wise Always check local weather conditions before departure- TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds, or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety means being prepared for any possibility on the water. From compliance with fire safety regulations to tips for fueling up, following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been forgotten. 3.Use Common Sense One of the most important parts of...
  • De Blasio SUV broke traffic laws after safety push

    02/21/2014 10:28:34 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    NYP ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | By Yoav Gonen, Rebecca Harshbarger and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio’s SUV was caught on camera speeding through Queens and blowing through two stop signs Thursday — just two days after he announced a sweeping street-safety plan. The mayor — who was riding shotgun on the way back to City Hall from a pothole-filling photo op — was twice clocked going 15 mph over the speed limit by a WCBS/Channel 2 news crew. The two-car caravan also ran past two stop signs without even tapping the brakes and changed highway lanes without signaling, the CBS video shows. De Blasio’s wild ride came after his pledge to personally abide...
  • FDA proposes rule to prevent food contamination during transport

    02/02/2014 7:53:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 31, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Food transportation companies will be required to adhere to certain sanitation standards to prevent food from becoming contaminated during transit under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The rule would require shippers and carriers to properly refrigerate food, clean vehicles between loads and protect food during transportation.
  • Alcohol vs. Marijuana (Part 1)

    01/28/2014 4:11:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels and lessen crime across and at our borders. And it isn't so dangerous as other illegal drugs or alcohol. President Barack Obama even claimed one of those arguments when he recently told New Yorker Editor David Remnick, "As has been well-documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through...
  • Greenies and their twisted sense of risk

    01/22/2014 7:34:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-22-14 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the latest badges of greenie virtue is the mini-car. Supposedly, if you drive one of these contraptions, you demonstrate your concern for Mother Gaia and help diminish the risk that catastrophic global warming will engulf low lying coastal areas and fry the rest of us in temperatures that will be a couple of degrees higher in the next hundred years. In this worldview, people who drive around in SUVs are carelessly risking the very future of humanity. That's quite a serious risk; never mind that temperatures have failed to rise for the last 16 years as the models...
  • Obamacare May Have Unforeseen Mobility Impacts

    12/22/2013 10:57:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    In feudal times, serfs were tied to the land—unable to leave without their overlord’s permission. In the old Soviet Union, workers were tied to their jobs—unable to leave without the government’s permission. In many insurance plans, medical services rendered outside of the network are uncovered. This becomes a problem when the network is extremely narrow, as many of the plans offered under the Affordable Care Act are. It is bad enough when the “network” is bounded by the state’s borders. It is worse when the boundary is the county or city line—as is the case with many of the “affordable”...
  • Dangerous Malfunction from Water Damaged Remington 700

    12/16/2013 8:20:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The clip at the rear of the trigger group shows rust from the water damage  I recently found that a Remington 700 rifle was water damaged in storage.  It was stored butt down, with a gun sock around the rifle.   The sock wicked water from near the floor up toward the action.  Outside, there was no indication that damage had been done, as the composite stock is impervious to water. The rifle has always had an excellent trigger, in the range of 1.5 to 2 lbs.   It was set up for target shooting, and did not appear to be...
  • President Obama: My safety is ‘not something I think about’

    11/22/2013 12:33:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/22/13 2:48 PM EST | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama doesn’t spend much time worrying about his personal security, he said Friday, as he reflected on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy half a century ago. “It’s not something I think about, mainly because we have a Secret Service that does an outstanding job every single day,” he said in an interview ABC News’s Barbara Walters, who was at the White House on Friday to tape her annual end-of-year special featuring the president and first lady. …
  • Safety Experts Raise Concern Over Popular Laundry Packs

    11/19/2013 7:25:36 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 77 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 18, 2013 | Serena Ng
    <p>The culprit: single-dose detergent capsules that can have a candy-like appearance. In the past year, they were involved in roughly 10,000 cases of exposure involving young children...</p> <p>Three years ago, officials at an Italian poison-control center in Milan contacted P&G to report that children were biting into small packets of a P&G concentrated liquid detergent called Dash Ecodosi. The Milan officials advised P&G to make the capsules' packaging opaque and harder to open, said Fabrizio Sesana, a toxicologist at the Milan poison center.</p>
  • CARTOON: "Homeland Security ... I Feel Safer"

    11/09/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Russ (via DogByte6RER) | November 2013 | Unsourced E-Mail (Russ)
  • Company plans to turn Hyperloop dream into hypercool reality

    10/31/2013 10:28:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/31/2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    It sounds insane: Take an enormous hamster tube, suck most of the air from it, insert a hovercraft full of humans and accelerate it to 800 miles per hour. But according to Patricia Galloway, that wild concept is no dream -- it’s very much real. “The feasibility is done. What we’re working on now is moving toward conceptual design,” Galloway told FoxNews.com. Thursday morning Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a new company Galloway is spearheading, came out of stealth mode to reveal if not a concrete prototype of the futuristic form of transport, at least an outline of what it will...
  • Has Obama endangered public safety, national security?

    10/20/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-20-13 | Fox News
    Has Obama endangered public safety, national security? ICE Council President Chris Crane reacts
  • Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare. A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston. “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote. The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy. Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.” “I can’t comment...
  • Shutdown affected us in ways we did not see (not a joke)

    10/18/2013 3:26:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/18/13 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) — Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete. The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites. The "feds" always are there in the background, setting the standards by which we live, providing funds to research cures for our kids' illnesses, watching over our food supply and work environment.
  • Owner says deadly Hopkinton explosion caused by burglars using torch to open safe of fireworks

    10/10/2013 5:41:53 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 40 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 10/10/2013 | Nancy Bean Foster
    HOPKINTON — A safe full of fireworks and an acetylene torch caused an explosion that took the lives of two men who police said were attempting an early morning burglary at a landscaping company. Lucas Burke, 21, of Allenstown and Ethan Keeler, 20, of Epsom died in a blast at New Yard Landscaping at 67 Farrington Corner Road. According to the state fire marshal’s office, “the two males were attempting to gain entry into a closed metal container which contained consumer fireworks using an oxy-acetylene cutting torch when the blast occurred. The investigation has revealed that the two victims did...
  • USPS to Destroy ‘Just Move’ Stamp Series Over Safety Concerns

    10/08/2013 6:56:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies
    Postal Mag ^ | Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    With the Just Move! stamp issuance the U.S. Postal Service hoped to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity in achieving a healthy lifestyle. However, according to Linns Stamp News, the USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps...
  • Honesty and Trust

    09/25/2013 4:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty and trust, consider what our day-to-day lives would be like if we couldn't trust anyone. When we purchase a bottle of 100 pills from our pharmacist, how many of us bother to count the pills? We pull in to a gasoline station and pay $35 for 10 gallons of gasoline. How do we know for sure whether we in fact received 10 gallons instead of 9 3/4? You pay $7 for a 1-pound package of...
  • Be Wary of Even ‘Safe’ Investments

    09/05/2013 6:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/05/2013 | CARL RICHARDS
    <p>I’ve always considered this a loaded question (what does “safe” actually mean, anyway?). It’s rarely the right question to ask. But it comes up pretty often for an average investor, and rarely for the right reasons.</p> <p>“Bank officials hit on the idea of raising capital and cleaning debts off their books by getting people with savings accounts to invest in their banks instead,” the Times article recounted. “For many savers, the first hint of trouble — and understanding that they had bought into risky investments — was when some of these banks essentially failed about two years ago. Overnight, they were unable to withdraw their money. Soon, they came to understand that they had purchased complex financial products, originally designed for sophisticated investors.”</p>
  • Boys in snake attack asphyxiated, RCMP say (Preliminary autopsy results)

    08/07/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    CBC News ^ | 7 Aug 13 | CBC News
    Preliminary autopsy results on two New Brunswick boys who were killed after an African rock python escaped its enclosure in Campbellton, N.B., show they died from asphyxiation, RCMP say. The pathologist completed the autopsies on Noah and Connor Barthe on Tuesday. "At least right now we have a cause of death. Even though we still need some reports from the pathologist to be forwarded, that's going to help the investigation to move forward," RCMP Sgt. Alain Tremblay told CBC News. Tremblay said in a statement that police are aware the case has "touched the hearts of people across the world"...
  • 2 children dead after python escapes N.B. pet store

    08/05/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT · by xzins · 140 replies
    CBC News ^ | 5 Aug 13
    Two children died after a python got into an apartment in Campbellton, N.B., RCMP say. "Police are investigating two sudden deaths of two young boys," Const. Julie Rogers-Marsh said Monday. It's believed the snake escaped from a pet store called Reptile Ocean. The victims were boys aged five and seven. They were visiting a friend in the apartment above the store, police said in a statement released Monday. Initial information indicates the snake got into the ventilation system and then into the apartment upstairs. "It's believed the two boys were strangled by the snake," she said, noting that autopsies are...
  • Animation Depicts Flight 214 Crash

    07/15/2013 4:39:48 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 17 replies
    AvWeb ^ | 7/14/2013 | Russ Niles , Editor-in-Chief
    http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Animation-214-Crash220137-1.html A Florida company that specializes in animations that re-create crimes and accidents has released its animated take on the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 at SFO earlier this month. Eyewitness Animations, which has been doing the animations for court cases and accident investigations for 23 years, shows the final 40 seconds of the Boeing 777's flight to San Francisco and includes a "ghost airplane" in the sequence showing the proper flight path of the airliner.
  • U.S. justices block generic drug liability lawsuits (Supreme Court)

    07/09/2013 8:21:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2013 | Lawrence Hurley and Bill Berkrot
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that generic drugmakers cannot be sued under state law for adverse reactions to their products, a decision that consumer advocates called a blow to patient safety. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled for Mutual Pharmaceutical Co, owned by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, overturning a multimillion-dollar jury award to a badly injured patient in New Hampshire who alleged a generic drug she had taken was unsafe based on its chemical design. The majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, said the state's law could not run against...
  • The importance of eye protection

    07/01/2013 12:54:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Bang Switch ^ | 6-29-2013 | Sturmgewehre/MAC
    Images like those below are chilling to those of us in the shooting community, as they should be. Sometimes we forget just how dangerous our hobby can be and we become lax. When we become lax we accidentally double charge a round while reloading, or we hear a pop vs. a bang and fail to check the bore of our firearm before firing the next round. We sweep others with the muzzle. We put our finger on the trigger when we shouldn’t. And sometimes we forget to wear eye protection. The AR15 pictured here exploded unexpectedly on its owner this...
  • Winds Wallop Wapello, Iowa, Grain Bins

    06/26/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26th, 2013 | Sherry Tomfeld
    WAPELLO, Iowa -- The winds came to Wapello on Monday. Damages to trees and some roofs were evident around the Wapello area. Probably the most devastating damage hit grain bins in this rural area. Farmers Elevator and Exchange sits along highway 61. They had two grain bins succumb to the high winds. A 200,000 bushel grain bin was totally disintegrated while a second bin of the same size was seriously damaged. The second bin was close to being lifted off of its foundation too.
  • Vanity: Gun safety question

    06/24/2013 9:18:46 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 53 replies
    Vanity | 06.24.13 | South Hawthorne
    Folks, I need some advice here. I own two weapons, a Ruger 9, and a Mossberg 500. Both are primarily for home defense, although I have a CC and take the 9 with me occasionally. I live in the city, South Philadelphia, in a three story row home, and there are very few break-ins, not a great deal of crime in my neighborhood. I also have a wife, who has no interest in fire arms, and two children, a daughter 13 and son 11, who also have no interest in firearms. Now I keep the Mossberg in the bedroom (3rd...
  • Terror and Safety

    06/12/2013 4:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | John Stossel
    This week, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the National Security Agency's data mining violates our Fourth Amendment right to be "secure in their persons, houses, papers" and is "tyranny that our founders rebelled against." Good for him. In an op-ed, he adds, "We fought a revolution over issues like generalized warrants, where soldiers would go from house to house, searching anything they liked," and wonders "which parts of the Constitution this government will next consider negotiable." Good for him. I'm glad at least one senator reminds Big Government that our Constitution limits federal power. And many libertarians are furious at...
  • Electrical Safety Growing Focus for Oil, Gas Industry

    06/11/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | June 11, 2013 | Karen Boman
    Arc flash, a release of heat energy that includes molten metals, hot metallic oxides and toxic burning smoke, is often violent, resulting in serious injury and sometimes death, according to GE's Industrial Solutions business. Arc flash temperatures exceed 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than the sun's surface, with 700 miles per hour projectile-producing pressure, which can throw a person across a room. An estimated five to 10 arc flashes occur each day in the United States, according to a report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. One arc flash incident can cost up to $15 million, including healthcare...
  • Safety takes priority over privacy in public policy: analysis

    06/10/2013 6:09:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Washington post ^ | 6-9-13 | Chris Cillizza
    The revelation that the National Security Agency is gathering millions of phone calls every day re-stokes the ongoing debate the country has been having since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: What is the right balance between protecting our privacy and protecting our country? It's the same argument that happened around the passage (and reauthorization) of the Patriot Act, the use of drones against American citizens and the targeting of leakers by the Obama administration. And, time and again, the American public makes clear that their desire to feel safe from attacks foreign and domestic trumps their desire for...
  • Schools not obligated legally to protect students from each other, appeals court rules

    06/06/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 52 replies
    Tribune Review ^ | 06/05/2013
    Schools not obligated legally to protect students from each other, appeals court rules Public schools don't have a “special relationship” with students that would make them legally obligated to protect students from each other, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a 10-4 decision upholding a ruling in a Beaver County case. Bradley and Diedre Morrow of West Mayfield sued the Blackhawk School District in 2010 after the district refused to expel a student who repeatedly attacked one of their daughters, even after the attacker was twice adjudicated delinquent because of the assaults. In a precedential ruling, a 10-judge majority...
  • Teaching Kids Not to Help an Old Lady

    06/04/2013 11:22:20 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 24 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/3/2013 | Lenore Skenazy
    Here's a bit of advice real "safety experts" are giving kids — and parents. It's poisonous. But first, the back story: The other day, a blogger named Lisa Flam wrote on a popular parenting website that her seventh-grader came home one day and announced he "didn't do it." Didn't do what? He and his friend were walking home from school (points for that!), when a white-haired lady stood in her doorway and requested the boys' help. "She asked them to move a medium-size package from her front step into her house," Flam wrote. "On the sidewalk, the boys wondered what...
  • A Pattern of Perjury

    06/03/2013 6:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Even the most ardent liberal defenders of Eric Holder acknowledge that the embattled Attorney General "is in a mess of his own making," as Dana Milbank of the Washington Postput it. Under fire for his Justice Department going after AP reporters' personal records, Holder testified in May 2013 to Congress: "With regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I have ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy."But, Holder was caught in a lie when the Washington Post exposed an affidavit bearing Holder's signature naming...
  • I Learned .40 Handgun Ammunition Can Travel 500 Yards (Vanity)

    06/02/2013 6:16:57 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 108 replies
    06/02/2013
    Today while I was planting the garden, a neighbor started shooting his guns. He is known to do this during the summer and for his bachelor party he and his crew shot constantly for four hours. I do not mind the noise and before today my only concern was how he could afford all the rounds he fires. Today was different because he would shoot and then I would hear a bullet "whiz" through the air above the swamp and then thwack into the woods on the other side. This was right behind my property and I knew the bullets...
  • GM recalling some 27K Cadillac SUVs due to concerns wheels can fall off

    05/23/2013 4:45:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/23/13
    General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off. The company says the recall affects the 2013 Cadillac SRX with 18-inch wheels. Canadian safety regulators say the wheel nuts may not have been tightened enough at the factory. GM says the problem hasn't caused any crashes or injuries, and no wheels have fallen from vehicles. Dealers will rotate tires and tighten the nuts at no cost to the owners. The recall affects almost 19,000 SUVs in the U.S. and another 913 in Canada. The rest were exported to other countries.
  • Children and Guns: The Fear and the Reality

    05/16/2013 4:00:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 13 May, 2013 | John Lott
    Should you ask your neighbors if they own a gun before your child plays at their house? And what do you do if they say yes? After the tragic accidental death this month of a two-year-old Kentucky girl who had been shot by her five-year-old brother, the answer may seem obvious: Do not let your child play at a gun owner’s home, at least if you are not sure he is locking up his guns. This shooting came just a couple of days after a prominent opinion piece in the Motherlode blog at the New York Times, in which a...
  • Vultures eat woman's body in 50 minutes after fall off cliff [protected species in France]

    05/09/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2013 | Enrique Calvo
    Major Didier Pericou told The Times of Europe, "When we first went out in the helicopter looking for the body, we saw numerous vultures without realizing what they were doing." Pericou added that the incident has reignited calls from local farmers to allow hunting of the birds. The Times reported that Pyrénéan farmers have been demanding the right to shoot the birds, known as Griffon Vultures, because they've been attacking sheep and cows. But the species is protected in France and has lost access to its normal diet of carcasses due to European health and safety regulations.
  • Harpoon X-Ray: Brazilian Fisherman Survives Near Fatal Spear Wound, Suffers Minimal Brain Damage

    04/23/2013 6:12:17 AM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    AOL ^ | Updated: 04/22/13 EDT | AOL
    Tough guy over here. A Brazilian fisherman who accidentally fired a harpoon through his own face survived with minimal brain damage -- and didn't bother to seek medical attention for more than 10 hours. Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho, 34, was cleaning his fishing gear when the speargun discharged, sending the foot-long weapon approximately six inches into his skull, according to Hospital Santa Teresa. Instead of rushing to the hospital, de Souza Coutinho apparently thought he would relax and let the wound heal, prompting his aunt to call the fire department. snip
  • Freep a Poll! (Has the Boston explosion made you more fearful of attending public events?)

    04/16/2013 5:33:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 4-16-13 | LA Daily News
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  • Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent,

    04/16/2013 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/16/13 | David Martosko
    Barack Obama's administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million. That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others. He told MailOnline that the...
  • Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45% [USA MEDIA SILENT]

    04/16/2013 4:55:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    uk DAILY MAIL ^ | 4/16/13 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    $20 million budget under Bush became $11 million under Obama Barack Obama's administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million. That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and...