News of the Week for Feb. 10th, 2013
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Mass Shooter Confesses He Learned to Hate White People in College
“I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonized the world, and as a result of that, we see a lot of evil today,” he said. “In terms of slavery, it was something that needed to be answered for. I was trying to spread the message of making white people mend.”
Minnesota: Ground Zero for Democrats’ Gun Confiscation Efforts?
Barack Obama is coming to Minneapolis tomorrow to talk guns, his first such foray since he called for increased gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre. Timed, presumably, to coincide with his appearance, Democrats in Minnesota’s legislature have introduced several draconian gun control measures. I wrote here about one of these statutes, which would ban, and provide for confiscation of, all average-sized magazines.
Senate Dems face dilemma over push for assault-weapons ban
Senate Democrats are facing a major dilemma on how hard they should push for an assault weapons ban, a sensitive topic for vulnerable centrists who are running for reelection next year.
86-year-old woman grabs gun in self-defense
An 86-year-old woman grabbed a gun in self-defense when police say an intruder broke into her home. News 5 sat down with this woman today and listened to her tell about the experience.
Calif. seeks to adopt nation’s toughest gun laws
Weeks after New York enacted the nation’s toughest gun laws, California lawmakers said Thursday they want their state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Connecticut school massacre.
Armed churchgoer prevents slaughter
‘History and common sense prove that gun-free zones are dangerous’
WOW! An American Buys a Gun Every 1.6 Seconds
While Obama and the Democrats may want to severely curb our Second Amendment rights, he is, paradoxically, the undisputed top salesman for firearms. Yes, he’s been keeping a firm grip on that title, and Gregory Gwyn-Williams at CNS News did the math showing how Barry is a gun manufacturer’s best friend.
Hide the Decline
Bombshell: IPCC chairman takes money from WWF
Eco-homes DOUBLED our energy bills: Resident rocked by £1,600 charge after just six months
The Pavilion Gardens in Bradford, West Yorkshire, was completed in 2011
Residents at the eco-friendly complex were promised cheaper electricity bills
But many tenants have found their bills are double the annual average
Investigation has been launched as council promises reimbursements
Blue on Blue in CA – Eco-glitterati versus the unemployed
Agenda-driven journalism is poised to pit two Democratic constituencies against each other in my home state of California.
Americans are becoming aware that there is an “oil boom” in this country, courtesy of the technology behind the fracking of oil shale. California’s Monterey Shale Formation, which is a “vast source rock” that contains potentially billions of barrels of oil, could be a significant source of job and wealth creation for the Golden State.
DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border
The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the contents of those devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of national security.
Government in Healthcare
Doctors who treat the elderly are in short supply
Dr. David A. Wilner is looking for geriatricians to work at Summit ElderCare, a health care program aimed at keeping frail seniors out of nursing homes.
Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law
President Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.
Obamacare’s Fiscal Nightmare
If the law isn’t scaled back by 2014, we’re ruined.
Throughout 2009 and early 2010, supporters of the then-pending Affordable Care Act (ACA) argued that health-care reform was necessary to repair the federal government’s untenable fiscal outlook. More than any other factor, it was said, health-care cost inflation was the driving force behind massive projected federal deficits, and comprehensive reforms were required to cure the problem. Unfortunately, when enacted, the ACA worsened federal finances rather than improved them.
British Hospital Carnage a Window into US Future
Britain was rocked this week by one of the biggest scandals in the recent history of its health system—and it just might be a taste of things to come in the U.S.
Dr. Benjamin Carson Addresses National Prayer Breakfast, Criticizes Obamacare
New HHS “family penalty” rule leaves spouses, children unprotected
Just how complicated will ObamaCare get for employers, workers, and families? Politico’s analysis of a decision by the Obama administration and HHS may take several readings to understand exactly how a bill that purports to insure children and spouses may end up leaving them in the cold, and how employers may end up footing more of the bill than Congress claimed when it passed the ACA.
War & Terror
Israeli Strike Into Syria Said to Damage Research Site
The Israeli attack last week on a Syrian convoy of antiaircraft weapons appears to have damaged the country’s main research center for work on biological and chemical weapons, according to American officials who are sorting through intelligence reports.
What Planet Does John Kerry Live On?
The two-day old tenure of Secretary of State John Kerry got off to a flying start today with an astonishing statement from his ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, at a joint ceremony in Cairo to mark the delivery of four American-made F-16 aircraf
Original Iwo Jima monument, which used to be housed at the Intrepid Sea-Air- Space Museum, to hit the auction block
The 10-ton piece, inspired by the iconic photo taken at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 and the model for the flag-raising Marine Corps War Memorial statue in Arlington, Va., will be up for sale at Bonhams auction house on Feb. 22. It is listed for sale for $1.3 million to $1.8 million.
FBI thwarts Oakland bank bombing
A man who said he supported violent jihad and hoped to start a civil war in the United States with a terrorist attack in the Bay Area was arrested early Friday after trying to detonate what he thought was a car bomb at a Bank of America branch in Oakland, federal prosecutors said.
Battered California Republicans Find Hope in a Long Shot
Kevin L. James, a conservative talk show host running for mayor of Los Angeles, was sitting in his campaign office recently pondering which was his bigger obstacle to victory: being openly Republican, or being openly gay.
America’s Baby Bust
The nation’s falling fertility rate is the root cause of many of our problems. And it’s only getting worse.
Fewer dollars and babies threaten social programs
Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth.
Texas 6th graders design flags for a new socialist nation
You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools.
Rand Paul Responds to Ron: ‘Chris Kyle Was a Hero’
In the aftermath of Ron Paul’s despicable tweet today slamming US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, murdered on Saturday while helping a fellow soldier learn to cope with post traumatic stress syndrome, Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has told Breitbart News exclusively, “Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time.”
Going to Court in the Allen West Contest
Today, True the Vote filed a federal lawsuit against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections regarding the contest for the 18th Congressional District in Florida — the Allen West race. The case is brought under the 1993 Motor Voter law. (Full, yet totally unnecessary disclosure: I am one of the lawyers who brought the case, along with Michael Barnett).
New York No Longer Skyscraper King
In perhaps an ominous sign for its economy, New York City has fallen behind both Mexico City and Toronto in new office space construction planned for 2014, Bloomberg reports. Whether you like the look of jagged city skylines or not, plans for new skyscrapers in a city’s downtown area are usually a sign that times are booming
Democrats selling voter data to retailers?
The success of the Democratic effort in 2012 was credited in large part to a massive data-mining effort and hyperaccurate microtargeting. Data collection efforts by Democrats from the ground up allowed the party to fine-tune GOTV efforts and turn out voters that normally would have stayed home. The technological and demographic edge allowed Barack Obama to win another term as President, and Democrats to pick up seats in the House and Senate, the latter somewhat unexpectedly.
Police and principal illegally searched and detained our son, say parents
High school administrators found photos of student’s National Guard service alarming
Local business owners share their stories, debunk notion that Nevada is a ‘business-friendly state’
Excessive licensing, local regulations delay new businesses from opening, prevent established businesses from growing
Nevada: Controller Wallin confirms she’ll probably run for treasurer; musical chairs continue
The Democratic game of musical chairs keeps everybody dancing in Nevada government.
Teaching kids to throw away food
School meals have become a $3 billion industry in this country, funded by federal tax moneys funneled through the Department of Agriculture. That industry has more than doubled since 2000, when Washington reimbursed local schools $1.39 billion.
Ban on Video Games: Where Does It Stop?
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, there has been increasing pressure to ban specific items, such as certain guns, in an effort to change the behavior of others. This week, we’re now seeing several similar efforts that target video games.
SPLC Website Provided Shooter with His Targets
According to a story at the Examiner, attempted mass shooter Floyd Lee Corkins told the FBI he picked his targets off the Souther Poverty Law Center website
Brown University’s student health plan will cover sex changes
Students at Brown University who decide they want to change genders will now be covered under the school’s generous student health insurance plan.
Rand Paul on Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke at The Heritage Foundation on Feburary 6th, 2013 on his vision for foreign policy and the rise of radical Islam.
ICE Union Bombshell: ICE ‘Guided’ By Illegal Alien Interest Groups, Agents ‘Prohibited’ From Enforcing Laws
Amid the ongoing clamor and debate over so-called immigration reform and with the majority of AFL-CIO union bosses having flip-flopped on illegal immigration in 2000, the rank and file voices of those charged with securing America’s borders–the ICE agents–are often overlooked and ignored.
Rubio to Deliver Bilingual State of Union GOP Response
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will give the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, providing a direct message to a growing Hispanic electorate that shunned the GOP in last year’s election.
House Ethics Board finds “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY21 ) illegally accepted foreign gifts
The Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics just released findings (with extensive evidentiary supporting documents) that there is “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY21) violated federal law and House Rules in connection with a trip to Taiwan
More Nevada lawmakers wearing beards, goatees
In an era when showing off your tattoos is the rage, some Nevada legislators have gone in a different, and decidedly old-fashioned, direction.
News Media Scrub Cop Murderer’s Manifesto of Pro-Obama, Hillary, MSNBC, CNN, Gay, and Anti-Gun Comments
I’ve been following closely the news story about Chris Dorner, who is now suspected of murdering three people, including one police officer, and shooting another two police officers. He is targeting police and their families for what he says is a corrupt system that robbed him of his name and his life.
Police shoot two in Torrance in search for ex-LAPD cop
Los Angeles and Torrance police were involved in two shootings in Torrance early Thursday when police came across vehicles similar to the one sought by authorities in a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer suspected of shooting three other officers.
Breaking the Blue Model Monopoly in Education
Last week, thousands of parents, students, and teachers rallied in cities across the country for National School Choice Week.
LAUSD, other California school districts use cafeteria funds meant for poor to cover other expenses, report says
Squeezed by historic funding shortfalls, school districts across the state in recent years have been illegally dipping into cafeteria funds meant to provide meals to poor students to pay other school expenses, according to a report released Wednesday by a state department.
Three-year-olds chant ‘union power’ after reading new children’s book
Is your three-year-old preschooler chanting ‘union power’ these days? She might, if author Innosanto Nagara has his way.
Guard shoots at boy, 15, at FDA office in Bothell
A security guard opened fire on a 15-year-old boy at a Food and Drug Administration facility in Bothell early Friday, according to police.
FAU shooting: ‘Homeless’ man shot at Florida Atlantic University Boca campus, watch news conference
A person being described by police as homeless was shot by FAU officers at the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton campus Friday morning, according to a police spokesperson.
Dartmouth cops hunt faux-Chinese gibberish speaker
From Joe Asch comes word that the Dartmouth campus police are, in the words of the College’s Media Relations department, “on the hunt for a student who allegedly verbally harassed two students.” The object of this manhunt stands accused of speaking faux-Chinese to two Chinese students.
Obama Activist and Poll Worker on Camera: “I Voted Twice for Obama”
The video above must be seen. In fact, poll worker and Obama activist Meloweese Richardson voted more than twice, and she admits as much on camera. She also says that she voted for Obama and registered “thousands” of voters for him. The Hamilton County (OH) board of elections has issued 28 subpoenas involving double voting and general voter fraud in the 2012 Presidential election. Richardson admits to voting for herself, her daughter and other family members. She is also a poll official in her Ohio neighborhood.
LAPD Had “No Idea” Who They Were Shooting At In Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims’ Attorney
“It’s 100 percent clear that they had no idea who was in that vehicle and just lit it up,” says attorney Christopher Driscoll.
Driscoll is representing Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, the two women who were shot on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Torrance, CA by LAPD officers. The officers were on the hunt for Christopher Dorner, and claim to have mistaken Carranza and Hernandez’s truck for Dorner’s.
NC Gov speaks truth to Gender Studies power
More and more state governors are responding to the realities of the “higher education bubble”, which indentures students after they receive degrees that do not make them marketable.
Swarthmore’s new “Masturbatory Theater” club
We covered the travails of a sorority trying to open on the campus of Swarthmore College, because it was deemed to “exclusive”.
HUD formalizes national standard that declares that “discriminatory effect” is law of the land
DOOM: Baby I’m Howling for You
Argentina freezes prices to break inflation spiral
Argentina announced a two-month price freeze on supermarket products Monday in an effort to break spiraling inflation.
Currency Wars Return, 1930s Style: Who Will Lose Out?
As countries try to weaken their currencies to boost exports, the risk of a currency war similar to events seen in the 1930s has heightened and policymakers are making sure they are on the winning side, according to Morgan Stanley.
Egypt in Economic Death Spiral?
The economic news in Egypt is getting worse. The country’s foreign currency reserves fell by 10 percent last month
Britain’s PM faces gay marriage revolt as plots swirl
British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to see his ruling Conservative party split in two on Tuesday over his government’s plans to legalize gay marriage, a move critics say is not a priority for the public and unnecessarily divisive.
UK government plans to track ALL web use: MI5 to install ‘black box’ spy devices to monitor British internet traffic
MPs’ report outlines spooks’ take on the draft Communications Data Bill
It shows they are keen to implement nationwide surveillance regime
They want ISPs to install ‘black boxes’ that can inspect all internet traffic
Spies claim they are only interested in ‘communications data’
Hong Kong poor in cages shows dark side of property boom
For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, like Leung Cho-yin, home is a metal cage.
Japan and China at Each Other’s Throats in Island Dispute
The war of words and water cannons in the East China Sea took a dramatic turn this week when news broke that a Chinese military vessel locked its fire control radar on a Japanese ship and helicopter. Prominent Japanese officials blasted the move as an unprovoked escalation, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying ”it was a unilateral, provocative act and extremely regrettable.”
Ecuador’s Hugo Chavez
Next month, elections will be held in Ecuador to determine whether current President Rafael Correa gets another term. Advocates of human rights and opponents of Hugo Chavez-style politics and policy should watch the election closely, because Correa purportedly fancies himself the successor to the Venezuelan President’s legacy in Latin America – no good thing.
Baby crushed by car containing China one-child policy team
A 13-month-old child was fatally crushed by a car containing Chinese officials after they went to collect a fine from the parents for breaching the country’s one-child policy, according to Chinese state media.
Nigel Farage détruit Francois Hollande
Obama’s Presidential Win Was Shaped in the American Classroom
Progressives, humanists, liberals, and Democrats have been granted unfettered control to manipulate curricula in their favor. Educational-policy people have focused on history or social studies curricula to change the political and social values of America. The consequences are evident in Vice-President Joe Biden’s blatant misrepresentation of history with the phrase, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains” which successfully frightened many voters and received barely a whimper of protest from conservatives.
Education spending that isn’t smart
Education is important and necessary for a host of reasons. But there’s little evidence it drives growth.
Calling for a True Conservative Strategy
At your next gathering of conservatives, ask a simple question: “What is the conservative strategy for restoring legitimate constitutional government in America?”
So God Made A Liberal…
A parody of sorts, of the great Superbowl commercial with Paul Harvey.
‘What to Expect When No One’s Expecting’: Book Reveals Left’s Dream of Child-Free America
Despite doom and gloom predictions that never came to pass, overpopulation alarmists continue to make their case that society must restrict the procreation of human beings. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich’s book Population Bomb said that hundreds of millions of people would perish as a result of an overpopulated earth.