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  • America’s malls seek a life beyond retail

    02/09/2013 7:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Barney Jopson in New York
    The winter sunlight barely touches the depths of the abandoned store, where wires dangle from the ceiling, wood shavings scatter the floor, a King Lear shelf marker lies on the stairs, and a Led Zeppelin poster hangs spurned in a rack. The standalone building in Danbury, Connecticut, still bears the name of the Borders book chain that collapsed in 2011, and strewn on its cash register are fire-sale price lists for its fixtures and fittings. But nobody wanted them either. Instead its 8ft book cases stand bare and upright in the gloom, like the ruins of a bygone age. In...
  • Russia detains 300 on terror suspicion

    02/09/2013 6:44:49 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb 9, 2013
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Russian authorities said they have detained about 300 people suspected of fostering terrorism. A special operation Friday by authorities in St. Petersburg rounded up the group, RIA Novosti said Saturday. Among those captured were people from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt and Afghanistan. "Ten of the detained people had forged documents, 20 had no documents at all and six were previously subjected to deportation from Russia," a police statement said.
  • NM:Police harass legal buyers at Santa Fe Gun Turn In

    02/09/2013 6:31:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 February, 2013, the Santa Fe Police Department collected 224 guns turned in to it for Visa gift cards. The cards were worth $150 for handguns, $100 for long guns, and $200 for "high capacity or assault" weapons. The police scared off a number of people who wished to offer more money than the police would give in prepaid visa cards. What legal authority the police had to do this is unknown. Another gun turn in will be held on the ninth of March. Dean Weingarten
  • How the LAPD Lost my Trust

    02/09/2013 5:19:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    I am a certified firearms instructor who has taught CCW classes in Arizona since the beginning of the CCW program there in 1994. As we are on the border with California, I watch the developments there with some interest. Unfortunately, nearly everything that I have read and heard about the LAPD and guns has lead me to distrust them. I had numerous students who had dealings with the LAPD. I started hearing stories about how guns were seized, even if there were no crime involved. If an officer came across a gun, it was seized, and it would not be...
  • 3D printed Mag good for 347 rounds, Defense Distributed calls it the "Cuomo"

    02/09/2013 1:55:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Cuomo (30 round AR-15 magazine) is said to have operated for 342 rounds, two thirds of them full auto. This is a complete redesign over the last prototype. The video of the test and even the article by have been reported blocked by various sites. The design is not available at the site that Defense Distributed has set up for "The Island of Misfit Objects" or DEFCAD . The design is expected to be made available to the public in a few days. As reported earlier, the group is also working on a 40 round magazine for...
  • Nice job, LAPD… rapid and promiscuous FAIL!

    02/09/2013 8:07:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Guns Save Life ^ | Feb 9, 2013
    Nice job, LAPD… rapid and promiscuous FAIL! nquiring minds would certainly like to see the video from the squad car involved where two LA Police officers rapidly and promiscuously opened fire on a pickup truck, thinking they had the far left-wing murderer Christopher Dorner in their sights. If you or I had opened fire on a pickup truck whose occupants weren’t trying to run us over or shooting at us, we’d be in jail for a long time to come. While police have a little additional leeway in using deadly force, it would seem this was a grossly inappropriate use...
  • Citizens Report from Second Amendment Rally at AZ State Capitol (8 February, 2013)

    02/09/2013 7:35:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Pro-Constitution and Second Amendment Rally at Arizona Capitol, 8 February, 2013 I attended the Rally on 8 February at the Arizona Capitol that was aimed at protecting the Constitution, especially the Second Amendment. I and my brother arrived about half an hour early and were able to find parking. Some other reformers looking to protect the Constitution and roll back some of the infringements on citizens rights were arriving just as we got there. They had an extra Gadsden flag for my brother to carry, and I had brought a megaphone because of the lack of organization and an...
  • Happy-Face Statism

    02/09/2013 7:13:39 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | 2-8-2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    For the last decade, some social scientists have been arguing that “happiness measurements” should replace or supplement established economic standards to judge a society’s “success.” Many environmentalists also support the idea as a way of putting lipstick on policies that could slow down economic growth. And now, the idea is deemed ready to leave the ivory tower for implementation as government policy. One can understand the appeal for the ruling elite and their camp followers of consultants and lobbyists. If government assumes the power to promote happiness, officials would have to “consult with experts” to figure out criteria by which...
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson – National Prayer Breakfast (Transcript) - February 7, 2013

    02/09/2013 5:39:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 22 replies ^ | February 7, 2013 | Dr. Benjamin Carson
    Thank you so much. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Mrs. Obama, distinguished guests – which included everybody. Thank you so much for this wonderful honor to be at this stage again. I was here 16 years ago, and the fact that they invited me back means that I didn’t offend too many people, so that was great. [LAUGHTER] I want to start by reading four texts which will put into I want to start by reading four texts which will put into context what I’m going to say. Proverbs 11:9 With his mouth the Godless destroys his neighbor, but through...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - So God Made a Democrat

    02/09/2013 5:01:02 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | February 08, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    SO GOD MADE A DEMOCRAT God looked down on Washington D.C. and said "I need someone who will steal morning, noon and night. Who will steal from the rich to give to the poor and steal from the poor to give to the rich and fool them all and keep all the loot." So God made a Democrat. God said, "I need college man to come to a farm and tell the farmer that he can't feed his hogs with lettuce from his own farm or use the manure from his pigs to grow his lettuce. I need an...
  • The New Age of Falsity

    02/08/2013 1:46:32 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-5-2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We live in an age of falsity, in which words have lost their meanings and concepts are reinvented as the situation demands. The United States is in a jobless recovery — even if that phrase largely disappeared from the American lexicon about 2004. Good news somehow must follow from a rising unemployment rate, which itself underrepresents the actual percentage of Americans long out of work. At the same time, we are supposed to be relieved that we are in a contracting expansion, where fewer goods and services are proof of a resilient economy. In our debt-ridden revival, borrowing $1 trillion...
  • Mark Levin blasts Karl Rove as a propagandist, interviews Steve King on Rove

    02/08/2013 11:32:55 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | February 7, 2013
    Mark Levin blasted Karl Rove tonight for claiming he’s supported conservative candidates when in fact it’s only after they won the primaries. Levin points out that it’s the Tea Party, the American people that are working hard to elect solid conservatives in these tough primaries and Rove isn’t a part of that. Just like in the case of Ted Cruz, Levin says Cruz got nominated because of the American people, not Rove...
  • Yes Rush, There Is Resistance to Obama!

    02/08/2013 11:20:48 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    The Tea has organized Day of Resistance rallies across America protesting Obama's agenda on Feb 23...
  • The Heroic Businessman?

    02/08/2013 11:11:15 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 8, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    In the current economic climate, politicians and interest groups have encouraged the public to view businesses, especially corporations, as exploitative entities taking advantage of human suffering and even engineering the Great Recession. Thus, increased government intervention is necessary to “tame” the marketplace. Some consider the recent re-election of President Obama a vindication of this perspective. John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, courageously shares an opposing view in his latest book, Conscious Capitalism, co-authored by Rajendra Sisodia. “We paint business for what it truly is: heroic,” said Mackey at a recent Cato event. “Business is the greatest value creator in the...
  • 'Miss Honduras 2012' is Jennifer Andrade~

    02/08/2013 10:17:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... (I'd say PG-rated, but some bikini shots may not be SFW... depends what kind of kooks you have to put up with there!) ___________________________________________________ Miss Universe (official)   Denunciando
  • Storm Panic Hits: B Of A Warns "Get Cash," FEMA Sees Blackouts

    02/08/2013 7:36:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | February 8, 2013 | Washington Examiner
    In what may be the first full digital storm panic, federal, state and business officials worried about the snow headed for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have taken to Twitter warn that a potential disaster is coming.
  • Sibley Injects Stuxnet-Like Motion Challenging Obama's Eligibility

    02/08/2013 7:19:41 AM PST · by TexasVoter · 21 replies
    Montgomery Blair Sibley ^ | 02/06/2013 | M.B. Sibley
    Washington D.C. – A new front on the legal battle to establish that Barack Hussein Obama, II, is ineligible to be President was opened today by Montgomery Blair Sibley. To date, no federal court has taken up the merits of Obama's eligibility relying instead on the dubious legal doctrine of “standing” to dismiss every lawsuit. Accordingly, Sibley has released his Stuxnet-like Motion to Dismiss Indictment into the federal prison system. The Motion makes the simple argument that: (i) no federal law is valid under Article I, § 7, cl. 2, of the Constitution unless it is presented to the President,...
  • Counterattacking

    02/07/2013 8:08:37 PM PST · by GenXteacher · 24 replies
    Feb 7 2013 | GenXteacher
    I thought I would just share a thought. All these outrageous proposals such as forcing gun owners to buy extra insurance, backdoor confiscation through universal background checks, and other vile crap I find infuriating. I think those of us who oppose these things should come up with our own proposals that the enemy would find completely unacceptable, because the best defense is a good offense. So, here is a proposal I have for an act of Congress: "The 2nd Amendment Protection Act of 2013 Resolved that the 2nd Amendment represents a fundamental freedom, this act hereby declares that any attempt...
  • Obama: License To Kill .... YOU.

    02/07/2013 6:58:32 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    self | 2/7/13 | NewJerseyJoe
  • Sorry, Gays, Equality Is a Different Thing

    02/07/2013 3:09:00 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 5 February 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The TV news channel Russia Today's CrossTalk programme for once had a debate (you can see the video by clicking on the link just below the post title) I am glad to report on. "Unimarriage?", on the subject of gay marriage, was a discussion among the UK's prominent gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, UK Independence Party's Member of the European Parliament Godfrey Bloom and Thomas Peters of the USA's National Organization for Marriage who works in Washington DC. It was introduced thus: Should same-sex marriages be accepted? What's driving the change in the institution of marriage? Are equal marriage rights...