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  • California’s Tough Gun Laws Make Trafficking Illegal Firearms A Lucrative Business, Ex-Smuggler Says

    02/20/2018 5:15:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Stephen Stock and Jeremy Carroll
    Despite some of the toughest gun laws in the country, a former gun smuggler tells NBC Bay Area that illegal firearms will continue to flow into the state as long as guns can be purchased with relative ease in other parts of the country. In fact, the wide disparity in regulations creates a lucrative market for those willing to risk running guns from one state to another, he said. “I was out in a different state, and I just saw how easy it was for people from that state to just get a gun,” he said. The former gun trafficker...
  • Supreme Court Won't Review 10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Clarence Thomas Dissents

    02/20/2018 5:12:56 PM PST · by marktwain
    Reason ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment case challenging California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas faulted his colleagues for their "inaction" and for turning the Second Amendment into "a disfavored right in this Court." The case is Silvester v. Becerra. It arose when several lawful California gun owners, supported by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, filed a lawsuit claiming that the state's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases is unconstitutional as applied to "those purchasers who already own a firearm or have a license to carry...
  • U.S. Army awards heroism medals to junior cadets killed in Florida shooting

    02/20/2018 5:09:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2018
    The U.S. Army is awarding its Medal of Heroism to three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an Army spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Alaina Petty, Peter Wang and Martin Duque were all students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the deadly attack unfolded. The Army awards the Medal of Heroism to JROTC cadets who perform "acts of heroism." "The achievement must be an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students or from other persons in similar circumstances," the Army said in a...
  • Soros-Linked Organizers of “Women’s March” Selected Anti-Trump Kids to be face of Parkland Tragedy

    02/20/2018 5:09:20 PM PST · by Skywise · 5 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/20/2018 | Lucian Wintrich
    This afternoon, the Gateway Pundit received a tip from a father of one of the Parkland school shooter survivors. Concerned and enraged, he confirmed what Gateway Pundit previously reported: these children are being used as political tools by the far left to further anti-Conservative rhetoric and an anti-gun agenda. The students at the forefront of this agenda were all peers of his child, they were all members of the same drama club at their high school. This fact was verified and confirmed by Buzzfeed who sent a reporter to visit the student activists at their “command center” at one of...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Jeremy Corbyn Spy Allegations LBC-20th February 2018

    02/20/2018 5:06:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/20/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :04) .....is accused by a former Czechoslovakian Communist agent of holding a series of meetings during the 1980's at which information be it important or not was clearly exchanged. And how can be that Mr. Corbyn hasn't said a single word about it. His agent has written this off as being like a bad James Bond movie. How can it be that until Theresa May, the Prime Minister, questioned him and said he needed to be rather more open about this that organizations as worthy as the BBC were not even putting this on their website? Why...
  • George Clooney Signaling Political Move–

    02/20/2018 5:05:19 PM PST · by Candor7 · 8 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | February 20, 2018 5:51 pm | Roger Friedman
    George Clooney continues his charitable giving– now half a million dollars to the March for Our Lives. He and wife Amal will make an appearance at the gun control rally. Clooney is an ardent supporter of civil rights in places like Sudan with the still-going Not On Our Watch (They are still giving hundreds of thousands of dollars there to protect the South Sudan). But this may signal a new political move by him by actual going to Washington DC on March 24t. Oprah Winfrey has just tweeted that she will join the Clooneys in their donation. Clooney– thanks to...
  • Yale’s Poor Little Lambs Who Have Lost Their Way Find a Ewe

    02/20/2018 5:05:16 PM PST · by KingofZion · 3 replies
    The Wall Street journal ^ | February 20, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    More than a century of tradition changed at Yale University on Tuesday. The Whiffenpoofs, the senior a cappella group, admitted its first female singer. Sofia Campoamor was picked to be one of the 14 new members of the Whiffs’ Class of 2019. “I’m really excited,” said Ms. Campoamor, a 20-year-old junior from Washington, D.C. “To me the overall goal is to change the conversation around senior a cappella to one that is not about gender, but about music.” *** Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs bills itself as the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the U.S. The Whiffs and an...
  • Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn't Seeking Reelection in 2018

    02/20/2018 4:59:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2018
    Florida Rep. Thomas Rooney is the latest Republican who will not seek re-election in 2018, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman. In a statement tweeted by Sherman, Rooney said, “After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida’s Heartland, it’s time to “hang em up” as my old football coach used to say.”
  • Jimi Hendrix & John McLaughlin Record Plant N.Y 25 March 69

    02/20/2018 4:58:41 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 9, 2014 | Hendrix & McLaughlin with Dave Holland - Bass, Buddy Miles,Standard YouTube License SHOW LESS
    Jimi Hendrix & John McLaughlin Record Plant N.Y 25 March 69
  • 5 Record Breaking Gemstones Even Billionaires Can’t Buy

    02/20/2018 4:55:34 PM PST · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-02-2018 | Charles
    As Elizabeth Taylor once said: “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.” It’s a good philosophy, because when it comes to the world’s biggest, rarest and most extraordinary gemstone discoveries, no one—not even billionaire President Donald Trump—could afford the possession. We’re not talking about the average diamond engagement ring that sets you back $4,000 and was probably grown in a lab. And we’re not talking about the $3,000 ruby that was probably treated. We’re talking about the rarest gemstones in the world, like the ‘Guinness Emerald’ that came...
  • Oprah matches Clooneys’ pledge to donate $500,000 for march against gun violence

    02/20/2018 4:53:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Mike Murphy
    Spielberg, Capshaw and Katzenbergs also donate $500,000 to ‘March for Our Lives’ rally organized by Florida students A number of Hollywood heavyweights, including George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey, announced hefty donations Tuesday to help fund the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence that is being organized by students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the site of last week’s massacre that left 17 students and staff members dead.Clooney and his wife, human-rights attorney Amal Clooney, announced a $500,000 donation Tuesday morning to help offset the costs of the march in Washington. “Amal and I are...
  • Candidates in Indiana Republican U.S. Senate primary set for debate (video)

    02/20/2018 4:51:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    fox 59 ^ | February 20, 2018
    Candidates in Indiana’s raucous Republican U.S. Senate primary are set to participate in their first debate. U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as well as former state Rep. Mike Braun, will be at the Tuesday evening event in downtown Indianapolis. The debate is being sponsored by the Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a national political operation funded by billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch. It will be moderated by conservative WIBC radio commentator Tony Katz.
  • Linda Belcher (D) wins her KY legislative seat back w/ almost 70%. Kentucky HD89

    02/20/2018 4:45:57 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    j. Miles Coleman ^ | February 20, 2018
    Linda Belcher (D) wins her KY legislative seat back w/ almost 70%. In 2016, she lost with 49.6%, while Trump won #HD49 with 72% & Rand Paul won it with 64%.
  • Pursuing Excellence

    02/20/2018 4:43:31 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "So that you may approve the things that are excellent" (Phil. 1:10). In a world of mediocrity and confusion, God calls you to excellence and discernment. There's the story of a pilot who came on the loudspeaker mid flight and said, "I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is we've lost all our instrumentation and don't know where we are. The good news is we have a strong tail wind and are making great time." That's an accurate picture of how many people live: they have no direction in life but they're getting there fast! We...
  • The Measure of Grace

    02/20/2018 4:43:05 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Romans 5:20). God will lavish grace upon sinners who are truly repentant. Did you ever sin so terribly that you felt, I really blew it this time. There’s no way God would want to forgive me now? It’s easy sometimes to let our past sins be a constant burden to us, even after we’ve confessed and repented. Paul has comfort for those who feel this way, and that comfort is founded on the power and measure of God’s grace to us. Before his conversion, Paul (then known as Saul) persecuted the church...
  • Mark Levin's new Fox News program to launch Sunday night

    Fox News announced Tuesday it will launch the first episode of conservative commentator Mark Levin's new weekend program, "Life, Liberty & Levin," on Sunday at 10 p.m., according to a network release. "Hosted by nationally syndicated radio talk show personality Mark Levin, the hour-long show will explore the fundamental values and principles undergirding American society, culture, politics, and current events, and their relevance to the nation’s future and everyday lives of citizens," reads the release. The first episode will feature an interview with Walter Williams, an economist and George Mason University professor.
  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    02/20/2018 4:30:21 PM PST · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/17/2018 | Amy Wax
    A professor pilloried for her views asks if it's still possible to have substantive arguments about divisive issues. ...... The op-ed, which I co-authored with Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego Law School, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 9 under the headline, “Paying the Price for the Breakdown of the Country’s Bourgeois Culture.” It began by listing some of the ills afflicting American society: ...... We then discussed .. a list of behavioral norms—that was almost universally endorsed between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s: Get married before having children and strive to...
  • Facebook item (vanity)

    02/20/2018 4:25:26 PM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2018-02-20
    My brother’s response to my mom’s email about the recent shooting. I want to share, particularly because of the way he explains things. As a veteran and a gun owner, he knows much more about guns than I do. Hopefully his arguments and information can help any of my friends trying to sway people on gun control laws. “Completely agree with the sentiment here, Mom. However, in order to make educated arguments for gun control, it's important to actually know what you're proposing and use the right language. Otherwise, you'll just get completely shut down as "not knowing anything about...
  • Pocket Rockets: The 5 Best Slingshots for Survival (protecting kids in school)

    02/20/2018 4:22:53 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    This may not be the best place to start this thread, but then again it might be. We are talking about what kids in school can do to protect themselves. The link is only a suggestion. Add your own.
  • MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years in jail after 'brutally' killing man, officials say

    02/20/2018 4:10:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    An MS-13 gang member in Texas was sentenced to 99 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing a man to achieve a higher position within the violent organization, officials said. Jonathan Steven Guevara, 21, was handed the lengthy sentence by a jury on Tuesday for killing Hector Daniel Diaz, 28, in November 2015, according to a news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s office. “The jury’s verdict and sentence on the case we presented speaks volumes about society’s judgment of this vicious behavior,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We will hold these gangs accountable, convict...