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  • Night Falls on Civilization

    03/24/2013 5:15:22 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 23 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the World's Fair, we now have a new way to celebrate human accomplishment. Instead of seeing a vision of the future, we turn off the lights and sit in the dark for an hour. Earth Hour shows how far we have come from celebrating human accomplishment to celebrating the lack of accomplishment as an accomplishment. For all the pretense of activism, environmentalism celebrates inaction. Don't build, don't create and don't do-- are its mandates. Turn off the lights and feel good about how much you aren't doing right now. Environmentalism has degenerated into a conviction that all human activity...
  • Please pray for my wife's transfer

    06/28/2012 6:44:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    July 28, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet
    It looks like Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet finally has a chance to transfer back to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. As most of you might know, the economy there is much stronger than almost any other place in the United States. We will be close to her family, have much better choices in healthcare and dental and the stores in her company perform better there. She is a store manager for a large chain of eyeglass/contacts (optical) outlets. Two different locations in that area have come open and we hope that she will be picked for one. Please pray for us that she...
  • North Dakota lawmakers approve measure that could ban abortion

    03/23/2013 11:54:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2013 | Dave Thompson
    North Dakota lawmakers on Friday approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that could make the state the first to define life as beginning at conception, which would effectively outlaw all abortions. If approved by voters, North Dakota would be the first state in the United States with such a provision in its constitution. Similar measures have been put before voters in several states, including Mississippi, and rejected. At the same time, the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives also passed more limited measures. The bill would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require doctors who perform abortions...
  • Why Wealthy Chinese Are Giving Up U.S. Green Cards

    03/23/2013 8:55:14 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 14 replies
    WSJ Live ^ | March 13, 2013
    An American passport can be a costly accessory-with U.S. citizenship come U.S. taxes. The WSJ's Wei Gu explains why some wealthy Chinese are instead taking advantage of offers to become citizens of cash-strapped European countries and wealthy Asian cities.
  • Defense Distributed Will Release Complete 3D printable Pistol in 30 days.

    03/23/2013 2:13:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On a hour long interview with Alex Jones, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed states that they will be releasing files for a functional, completely 3D printed pistol within a month. Cody states "We have found some ways to make printable guns work." Defense Distributed has already shown that they can make workable, usable magazines and lower receivers. This will be the first completely printable firearm. Expectations are not high, but Cody Wilson believes that it will be capable of a few shots before it becomes inoperable. It will be a modern day Liberator pistol, delivered by the internet rather than...
  • America, is New York style "Gun Control" in your future?

    03/23/2013 10:49:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/23/13 | Charles Thomas Galbraith
    In NYC, any masochist can apply for a gun permit. The labyrinthine, invasive and expensive vetting process was designed by bureaucratic sadists to discourage the general public from ever attempting it. On that level, it works. Even applicants who pass extensive background investigations can ultimately be rejected for reasons that are not explained and for which there is no appeal. Moreover, if you get turned down, that fact alone can be used against you in unrelated matters. And just so you know, if you are an average upstanding American citizen with a clean record seeking a ‘concealed carry’ permit, your...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Don't Call It Amnesty

    03/23/2013 4:46:36 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 22 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    DON'T CALL IT AMNESTY Amnesty is bad. Everyone agrees on that. Even the senators who support amnesty claim not to support it. Instead they support “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” with “A Path to Citizenship”. They support a comprehensive solution that will be compassionate and work as an immigration policy for the 21st century. No one uses the term “amnesty” anymore except opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens and their more vociferous advocates. This makes for some confusing speeches and press conferences. The most bizarre argument that advocates of amnesty are making is that we have “de facto amnesty” now. The...
  • Colorado Accepts Same-Sex Civil Unions

    03/22/2013 7:21:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 22, 2013 | William Bigelow
    The Colorado government, now completely run by Democrats, has done an about-face regarding civil unions for gay couples. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions roughly a year ago after the same idea went down to defeat in what was then a Republican-led House. But last November Democrats won the House, having control of the Senate already, and the new alignment allowed the bill to be passed. It will go into effect May 1. Most of the Republicans in the state government held fast against the measure because they wanted religious exemptions granted to those who...
  • CAN A REPUBLICAN REPLACE JESSE JACKSON JR.?

    03/22/2013 5:22:20 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 22, 2013 | Todd Cefaratti
    Into this debate steps a remarkable candidate, a black Illinois Republican named Paul McKinley...
  • EXCLUSIVE: EMails Show Prop. 8 Judge Sought Ted Olson’s Advice On Whether to Attend Supreme Court...

    03/22/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 03/22/2013 | Patterico
    EXCLUSIVE: EMails Show Prop. 8 Judge Sought Ted Olson’s Advice On Whether to Attend Supreme Court Argument on Gay Marriage Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:25 am Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who struck down Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban, sought Ted Olson’s opinion regarding whether Walker should attend next week’s Supreme Court arguments on the gay marriage cases. Olson was one of the lawyers who successfully persuaded Judge Walker to strike down Proposition 8 after a trial held in 2010.In December 2012 emails obtained exclusively by Patterico.com, Judge Walker, who retired in February 2011, asked Olson’s law...
  • Of Sheep, Sheepdogs, Shepherds and Wolves

    03/22/2013 11:02:43 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/13 | Ebben Raves
    The sheep, or as many call them, the sheeple, are content to graze in the pasture of television and newspapers, living their lives without a care in the world. Some are true believers, biting at every sprig of lusciously painted foliage offered. Most, however, are satisfied with the sustenance their current enclosure provides them. Cyprus? Drones? It doesn't matter to them; they go on with their lives oblivious to the world around them as long as they have March Madness and Honey Boo-Boo. Since they obey the law, why should they care? Surely, the government is here to protect them....
  • Sarah Palin: As always, one must listen carefully to what leadership says.

    03/22/2013 10:11:54 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 35 replies
    Sarah's Facebook Via Palin Promotion ^ | March 22, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    As always, one must listen carefully to what leadership says, or fails to say, in analyzing current affairs. During his trip to Israel, President Obama said, "It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own." Of course, as people of good will we would like everyone to have the right of self-determination and God-given liberty, but we also have to ask ourselves what has been done to establish the circumstances necessary for that. It's been observed that a Palestinian child cannot grow up "in a state of her own" because of Palestinian...
  • Rangel: "Millions Of Kids" Being Gunned Down By Assault Weapons

    03/22/2013 4:51:59 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 3-21-2013
    REP. CHARLES RANGEL (R-NY): "I cannot believe that politicians are afraid of the NRA. If they thought for one minute that the churches and the synagogues and the priests and the ministers were saying, 'hey do the right thing and we have your back.' We're talking about millions of kids dying, being shot down by assault weapons......"
  • Obamacare May Cost Small Business 'Whiners' 65% of Annual Profits

    03/22/2013 12:39:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2013 | John Sexton
    Today the NY Times has a case study on the cost of Obamacare to one small business. The business in question is Baked in the Sun, a California baker with 95 employees. Baked in the Sun does about $8 million in annual revenue, however margins for bakers are tight so their annual profit is only about $200,000. Because the business has over 50 employees, they will be required to offer health insurance to their employees or pay a fine for not doing so. The owners estimate that the cost of compliance would be $108,000 per year plus $10,000 in overhead...
  • Intercultural Discussion Devolves to Jesus-Bashing

    03/21/2013 6:36:23 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 21, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    Imagine for a moment that your professor had you write the name of Mohammed on a piece of paper. Then you were to place it on the floor and to stomp on it. Imagine the outrage the community would express at defacing the Islamic prophet in class. This is what Florida Atlantic University Professor Deandre J. Poole, did in intercultural communication class–but with the name of Jesus, not Mohammed. Student Ryan Rotela, a Mormon, complained to Professor Poole’s supervisor about the incident and for his pains got suspended, according to The Daily Caller. This is a blatant case of double...
  • Fighting Back: How to fight the radicals who play by the “Rules for Radicals”

    03/21/2013 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Nachum ^ | 3/21/13 | Nachum
    Fighting Back: How to fight the radicals who play by the “Rules for Radicals” Here is the complete list from Alinsky. * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)  Rule 1: Radicals are your enemy.  They think you have power over...
  • The Streets of America in the Very Near Future…

    03/21/2013 4:57:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 92 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/21/13 | Mac Slavo
    A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems to always be available, few ever consider the worst case scenario. For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case scenario is now playing out in real-time. No longer are images of starving people waiting for government handouts restricted to just the third-world. In the midst of crisis, once civilized societies will very rapidly...
  • Lost Freepers: What ever happened to FReepers such as... NativeNewYorker

    02/22/2013 7:47:40 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 651 replies
    Lost Freepers: What ever happened to FReepers such as... NativeNewYorker
  • Islamic Republic of Great Britain under President Charles Windsor?

    03/21/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | Enza Ferreri
    The UK's Queen Elizabeth II has unfortunately been ill with gastroenteritis recently. Understandably this has started speculations, I hope premature, about what could happen in case of her death. I like her, and I wish her a very long life. Who will succeed the Queen is a very worrisome question. I dread to think of her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles as the King, not only because of his, shall we say, lack of grasp of reality (Oriana Fallaci, the Italian best-selling author who, with her book The Rage and the Pride (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) ,...
  • University of New Mexico students learn the world won't end if they say NO to Gay activist's demands

    03/21/2013 9:33:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/13 | Emma Karlin
    So much of what is taught on today’s college campuses is useless “feel good” drivel. It is very often nothing more than pap designed to “build self-esteem.” Nevertheless, occasionally a genuine lesson will bubble up through the worthless sludge. This is what happened recently at the University of New Mexico (UNM). While the lesson was unintended, it was clear and for a change valuable. Students learned that they do not have to automatically yield to minority opinion and if they tell demanding Gay activists to get lost the world will not come to an end. Here’s how it unfolded. A...
  • The Cyp-Riots Begin

    03/21/2013 9:11:19 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 3/21/13 | Tyler Durden
    Local TV station CYBC reports that police in the Cyprus' capital are scuffling with protesters (including employees of Cyprus Popular Bank) outside the nation's parliament: *CYPRUS POLICE CLASH WITH BANK EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT *CYPRUS SCUFFLES BROADCAST LIVE ON STATE-RUN CYBC
  • Mexican Man Cops No Contest In Arizona Beheading

    03/21/2013 6:57:15 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/21/13 | Friends of Ours
    In October 2010 a man was repeatedly stabbed and then grotesquely beheaded in Chandler, AZ, and now one of the three reputed narco soldiers from the Sinaloa cartel whom authorities suspect in the gruesome crime has pleaded no contest for his alleged role as reported by the Daily Mail. Although the Obama Administration insists that there is no drug cartel spillover violence the dead bodies on the north side of the border stubbornly belie the President's cynical lie. Former DEA supervisor Phil Jordan insists that the drug traffickers' most gruesome tactics including beheadings are occurring on American soil, and says...
  • Oregon Secretary of State: ‘Voter Registration Shouldn’t be Barrier to Voting.’

    03/21/2013 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    VictoriaTaft.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Victoria Taft
    Think about these words from Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, “I do not think that voter registration should be a barrier to participation in voting,” The leftist Secretary of State is now trying to convince Oregonians that the mere act of having to REGISTER TO VOTE is an impediment to actual voting. It’s an impediment to exercising your franchise, they would have you believe. Brown is calling on the legislature to allow Oregonians to register to vote using their driver‘s licenses–you know, the same driver’s licenses her comrades on the left would like to issue to illegal aliens.
  • We Don’t Want Gentle Republicans

    03/21/2013 4:53:25 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 19 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 03/21/2013 | Gina Miller
    Polite, gentle Republicans are wearisome. In the face of the America-destroying policies of this enemy-within horde of criminal thugs under the crook-in-chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), I would think the Republicans would be brave enough—at least for America’s sake—to leave their mealy mouths at the door and tell it like it is. But, with very few exceptions, they continue to pussy-foot around the outrageous actions and brazen lies of the oligarchy of communist Democrats ruling our nation. We are sick of watching the “opposition” Republicans stand meekly by and let the Democrats get away with lie after...
  • Hard-to-Believe Dating Site Pics

    03/21/2013 2:33:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Nuge: Woo-Hoo! State OK's Teachers With Guns

    03/20/2013 7:18:02 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2013 | Ted Nugent
    If you are addicted to common sense and logic, South Dakota should bring a smile to your face. These sensible Americans just passed a law allowing teachers to carry weapons in school as a means to protect their students from terminal psychos hell-bent on committing mass murder. This is good and further proof that all is not lost. Allowing teachers to chose to carry a concealed weapon is the right way to go. While the NRA and common-sense Americans support putting armed guards in schools, for those districts who can’t afford an armed guard, allowing teachers to carry a concealed...
  • Do You Value Freedom? Let’s See:

    03/20/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT · by DeprogramLiberalism · 6 replies
    Deprogramming Liberalism ^ | 2012 | Jim Autio
    [Written to and for liberals, conservatives will also find this defining, and perhaps useful in challenging liberal acquaintances. A slideshow can be found at the link.]As a principle, would you prefer others to direct your life, or would you prefer to have the freedom to direct your own life?   Answer this question and I will tell you who you really are – and who you are not…   With this question we are reaching down to the philosophical bottom line of your life – the ideological core of your being. Please consciously answer the above question to yourself before continuing to read. (Voluntarily...
  • America's Black Market May Be Exploding

    03/20/2013 6:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 19, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    According to Rick Newman of US News and World Report, America’s consumer confidence continues to rise, and their out of pocket spending has been solid. Yet credit card spending has not risen, and incomes have not risen either. So what’s going on? Newman explains: “The answer may lie in the large ‘underground’ economy that doesn’t show up in official statistics.” In others words, Americans, tired of taxation, may be engaging in an enormous black market. Newman quotes Bernard Baumohl of the Economic Outlook Group stating, “We suspect the destructive nature of the last downturn and the prolonged weak recovery pushed...
  • ARE WE REALLY THIS NAIVE?

    03/20/2013 3:51:02 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 2 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | March 20, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    The stupid and dangerous naivety by our government never ceases to amaze me...
  • Sharia Starts with a Metal Pipe

    03/20/2013 1:45:58 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 3 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 20, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    The imposition of Islamic law in rebel territories in Syria has begun, a new article in the Washington Post shows. It apparently starts with strokes of a pipe for punishments rather than the more severe punishments of stoning or cutting off a hand. Liz Sly’s Washington Post article explores the changes that Jabhat Al Nusra is making in war-torn Syria: “During a demonstration against the Syrian regime, Wael Ibrahim, a veteran activist, had tossed aside a banner inscribed with the Muslim declaration of faith,” she writes. “And that, decreed the officers of the newly established Sharia Authority set up to...
  • Immigrants Commit Ten Times More Rapes than Italians

    03/20/2013 10:42:26 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 March 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Ah, the joys of mass immigration and multiculturalism! From La Repubblica, latest news from Rome: Rome police have intensified their controls to stop pickpocketing in the areas surrounding the Vatican and the historic centre, that in the last several days have been frequented by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. The carabinieri in a few hours arrested 14 pickpockets involved in stealing from the pockets and backpacks of tourists who have arrived in the capital from all over the world. The plainclothes police are still used on buses, metro trains, near crowded squares and monuments, to ensure the safety of visitors....
  • MY JIHAD

    03/20/2013 7:53:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Freedom Defense Initiative ^ | Undated | Pamela Geller
    A brand new ad campaign to fight the disinformation and propaganda campaigns of Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood groups in America. These new ads will counter the new deceptive MyJihad campaign by uninidcted co-conspirator Hamas-CAIR. It is reprehensible to put a happy face on mass murder, ethnic cleansing, honor violence, religious persecution etc. Americans need to understand Islamic jihad that so we can counter it effectively. Honest moderate Muslims need to stand up against this and work for Islamic reform rather than blame my ads for pointing out the truth. MyJihad is a public education campaign that seeks to...
  • Fourth Circuit gets it right on Open Carry

    03/20/2013 6:11:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ncgunblog.com ^ | 19 March, 2013 | An Ordinary Guy
    Does Open Carry, in an Open Carry state, give police a reasonable articulable suspicion that a crime is occurring? Cops can’t just stop you, frisk you, or demand identification from you. Terry v. Ohio decided that a police officer must have “reasonable suspicion that the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime and has a reasonable belief that the person “may be armed and presently dangerous” before he can detain you. But does that change if you’re hanging out with a person who openly carries a firearm?
  • Colo. prisons chief shot and killed at home

    03/20/2013 5:39:56 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/20/13
    The head of the Colorado Department of Corrections has been shot and killed at his home, and authorities say the gunman is on the loose. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says Tom Clements was shot to death around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night when he answered his front door in Monument, north of Colorado Springs. Police are searching for the shooter.
  • 20 Suspected MS-13 Members Charged With Food Truck Extortion Scheme

    03/20/2013 4:59:22 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/20/13 | Friends of Ours
    The LAPD has busted twenty suspected MS-13 members for their alleged roles in shaking down protection money from food trucks on construction sites for the last five years as reported by Andrew Blanstein for the Los Angeles Times. MS-13 originated in Los Angeles, CA but operates in more than 40 states with at least 8,000 members across the country, and last October the Treasury Department designated it as a transnational criminal organization which freezes their U.S. assets and bans Americans from conducting business with them according to an agency press release. The crime group is among those behind the child...
  • Should We Have Let Wall Street Go Bust?

    03/20/2013 4:57:57 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 17 replies
    Perspectives on the Much-Hated, Much-Attacked, and Much-Defended Great Bank Bailout of 2008 Unless we were very young or very oblivious, we remember the financial panic that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. Wall Street ran to Washington and asked to be saved from further collapse, and, within a few weeks, Washington had obliged. Hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout money went to the financial institutions—and their executives—of Wall Street. Today, despite legislation intended to curb some of the speculative excesses of Wall Street, many of the problems that led to the collapse of 2008 appear...
  • Richard Florida Concedes the Limits of the Creative Class

    03/20/2013 4:56:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 3-20-2013 | Joel Kotkin
    The so-called creative class of intellects and artists was supposed to remake America’s cities and revive urban wastelands. Now the evidence is in—and the experiment appears to have failedAmong the most pervasive, and arguably pernicious, notions of the past decade has been that the “creative class” of the skilled, educated and hip would remake and revive American cities. The idea, packaged and peddled by consultant Richard Florida, had been that unlike spending public money to court Wall Street fat cats, corporate executives or other traditional elites, paying to appeal to the creative would truly trickle down, generating a widespread urban...
  • Budgeting 201: An Immediate Debt Crisis

    03/19/2013 10:50:33 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | March 20, 2013 | Larry Walker II
    USA vs. Cyprus: Gross Government Debt to GDP- By: Larry Walker, II -According to Speaker of the House John Boehner, “We do not have an immediate debt crisis.” No, then what would you call it? Seems to me it was immediate in 1995, and again in 2008, so what is it now? Are we just screwed? And according to Barack Obama, “We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next 10 years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place.” Yeah, what place is that, Wonderland? Have you people lost your minds? The chart...
  • Merkel to Cyprus: 'Talk to Troika not Russia'

    03/19/2013 9:13:58 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 22 replies
    APF via The Local ^ | March 19, 2013
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed in a phone call with the president of Cyprus that his country hold talks only with international creditors on its bailout deal and not third parties like Russia, a government spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "A telephone call between Mrs Merkel and the Cypriot president took place yesterday evening," the spokeswoman told news agency AFP. " The chancellor once again emphasised that the negotiations are to be conducted only with the Troika," she added, referring to the term used for the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The comment was made...
  • Colorado Sheriff Within Rights Not To Enforce New Gun Control Laws

    03/19/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 19 March, 2013 | John Richardson
    Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County, Colorado has been out front in his opposition to the new gun control laws in that state. He led a delegation of sheriffs in testifying against the bills before the Colorado legislature earlier this month. Now he has announced that he doesn't plan to enforce the new laws - and he is within the letter of the law. "Why put the effort into enforcing a law that is unenforceable?" Cooke told The Denver Post on Monday. "With all of the other crimes that are going on, I don't have the manpower, the resources or...
  • 4-H urged to switch to air rifle/pistol due to ammunition shortage

    03/19/2013 3:56:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 3/18/2013 | William Jacobson
    We have written before about the severe ammunition shortage ever since Democrats announced broadened gun control plans, with store shelves almost bare.Reader Danelle writes about a shortage of .22LR ammunition affecting youth shooting groups: As you know, one of my other jobs is teaching youth shooting sports disciplines. This morning I was included in the forward of this letter from Federal Ammunition sent out to our State Shooting Sports directors. For many years, Federal has provided good pricing and great service to help out our youth programs. My program was fortunate to have a small stockpile last fall, but we’re...
  • CNN: "The Hope And Change Pope"

    03/19/2013 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | March 19, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    "He hasn't actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives, and he certainly is the hope and change pope, but he's at the head of a body, the Vatican, that's very resistant to change," said the CNN commentator. "I've read, for instance, that observers say that you don't change the Vatican, the Vatican changes you."
  • AFDI Gay Ads Approved for San Francisco #MyJihad

    03/19/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    We got approval for our new AFDI gay ad campaign. The focus of the campaign is Muslim oppression of gays. This initiative is dedicated to Theresa Sparks (above video). "Pro-Gay Equals Anti-Sharia" Pamela Geller, Yahoo These ads will be up by the end of the month.
  • The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery Shows That No Bank Account, Retirement Fund or Portfolio Is Safe

    03/19/2013 9:23:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/19/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The global elite have now proven that when the chips are down they are going to go after any big pile of money that they think they can get their hands on. That means that no bank account, no retirement fund and no stock portfolio on earth is safe. Up until now, most people assumed that private bank accounts were untouchable and that deposit insurance actually meant something. Now we see that there is no pile of money that is considered "off limits" by the global elite and deposit insurance means absolutely nothing. The number one thing that any financial...
  • Why not fire administrators and teachers who suspend five year olds for imaginary guns?

    03/19/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is a scene in the movie “A Bronx tale” where the father of a young man counsels his son not to attack another young man over a $20.00 debt which has gone unpaid for too long. The father explains this is a small price to discover that someone is not trustworthy. He tells his son to be glad he has been shown how untrustworthy the other man is in this minor matter. “Now you know not to trust him in the future in bigger things,” he says. This small lesson begs the question: Why would we trust school administrators...
  • Life Sentences Affirmed For 5 Cosa Nostra Mobsters Who Kidnapped And Murdered Little Boy

    03/19/2013 3:28:44 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/18/13 | Friends of Ours
    An Italian appellate court has affirmed the life sentences for five Sicilian mobsters, including fugitive boss Matteo Messina Denaro, for their roles in murdering Giuseppe Di Matteo, the 13-year-old son of mobster-turned-informant Santino Di Matteo, who "was kept by abductors for nearly two years before being strangled and dissolved in acid in January 1996" as reported by ANSA. It's a myth that the mob respects children. Query whether Kiddy network Nickleodeon will option the Giuseppe Di Matteo story now that it's entered the mob genre with Nicky Deuce.
  • I Don't See One Single Reason Government Needs to Be in the Marriage Business...

    03/19/2013 3:23:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 129 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Privatization’s the only way to handle the issue  and get this off the GOP’s back- we don’t need it. My conservative/libertarian friends, imho it is time for government on both the federal and state levels to remove marriage from the tax-code and walk away from the term completely- two adults of any sort can register a household as legal entity for the purpose of benefits, hospital visitations, agreed inheritance contracts, etc, but let us be married by the church of our own choosing. Marriage was created as a religious ceremony/bond anyway- maybe that's where it belongs. Being a church-going Catholic, I’m confident...
  • Modern Manliness and the Perpetual State of Low Expectations

    03/18/2013 9:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Acculturated ^ | February 14 | R. J. Moeller
    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Kay Hymowitz posits the following conclusion regarding the current culture of masculinity in the United States: Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children. Today, most men in their 20s hang out in a novel sort of limbo, a hybrid state of semi-hormonal adolescence and responsible self-reliance. This “pre-adulthood” has much to recommend it, especially for the college-educated. But it’s time to state what has become obvious to legions of frustrated young women: It doesn’t...
  • North Dakota's oil rush lures Chicago-area residents

    03/18/2013 7:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2013 | Ted Gregory
    WILLISTON, N.D. — — He dropped out of north suburban Richmond-Burton Community High School, and a few years later Andy Turco found himself staining decks in the summer, plowing snow in the winter and going without work for a month or two in between. Nearly homeless, he saw himself on a dead-end path. Then he talked to a buddy working here, in a barren corner of North Dakota, where an ugly-sounding word — fracking — has driven oil from the ground and pushed unemployment down to 0.7 percent. That's right: seven-tenths of one percent. Turco sold his car, hopped in...
  • Tea Party Favorites Headline NRA's Houston Event in May (Cruz, Palin, Perry, Santorum, Beck....)

    03/18/2013 6:14:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 18, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The NRA-ILA's "Stand and Fight Leadership Forum" on May 3rd will feature former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and other Tea Party favorites. The forum is part of the annual NRA meeting and exhibits, which is being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston this year. In addition to the forum, Glenn Beck will be holding a rally at the pro-2nd Amendment gathering; 65,000 people are expected to attend....