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  1. Biden: Obama Will Bypass Congress for Gun Control by Ben Shapiro 9 Jan 2013 1218post a comment Vice President Joe Biden, who has been charged by President Obama with running the task force to prevent situations like the Sandy Hook massacre, announced that he wouldn’t be raising legislative solutions at all. Instead, he said that President Obama might simply declare his preferred gun policy the law of the nation. Talking to the drooling press, Biden announced, “The president is going to act. There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.” Biden stated, “As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.” Executive orders have long been a staple of American governance – but not for use in crafting completely new policy. The Constitution merely talks of “executive power” and states that the executive branch shall “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Major actions, up to and including war, have been conducted through executive order – but not without an authorization from Congress, even if that authorization was not an out-and-out declaration of war. The widest-scope executive order ever issued was obvioulsy FDR’s executive order interning Japanese Americans. The Supreme Court justified FDR’s internment policy under Executive Order 9066 in the infamous Korematsu v. US (1942). Other famous executive orders – like the Eisenhower executive order to desegregate public schools – followed hard on court decisions like Brown v. Board of Education (1955). This case, however, is most like Executive Order 10340 from Harry Truman, which tried to seize all steel mills in the country. The Supreme Court thought that went too far, and in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952), they ruled that Truman’s executive order exceeded his constitutional mandate, since it created new law rather than enforcing old law. Aside from executive orders designed to facilitate existing state/federal information sharing regarding gun purchases, it is difficult to imagine President Obama carving out the ability to legislate guns in a broad way. But challenges to executive power haven’t stopped him before. Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).
  2. Things Americans Prefer to Congress By Jillian Kay Melchior January 9, 2013 5:07 P.M. Congress may have averted the fiscal cliff, but Americans still aren’t too keen on their elected officials, according to a creatively conducted new survey by Public Policy Polling asking respondents whether they had a higher opinion of Congress or “a series of unpleasant or disliked things”: It’s gross to have lice but at least they can be removed in a way that given the recent reelection rates members of Congress evidently can’t: Lice 67 Congress 19 . . . Colonoscopies are not a terribly pleasant experience but at least they have some redeeming value that most voters aren’t seeing in Congress: Colonoscopies 58 Congress 31 And you can make the same point about root canals: Root Canals 56 Congress 32 . . . America might have had to bail out France multiple times over the years but voters still have a more charitable opinion of it than Congress: France 46 Congress 37 Carnies may use loaded dice, but voters still think they have a better chance of winning with them than Congress: Carnies 39 Congress 31 It may be true that everyone hates Nickelback, but apparently everyone hates Congress even more: Nickelback 39 Congress 32 . . . DC political pundits and Donald Trump aren’t held in very high esteem by the population, but they still both manage to just barely edge Congress: DC political pundits 37 Congress 34 and Donald Trump 44 Congress 42 Cockroaches are a pretty good reason to call the exterminator but voters might be even more concerned if their homes were infested with members of Congress: Cockroaches 45 Congress 43 In case you’re wondering, Americans apparently hate Lindsay Lohan, gonorrhea, and meth labs a little more than Congress. Glass half full?
  3. Sen. Sessions: 'Jack Lew Must Never Be Secretary of Treasury' by Wynton Hall 9 Jan 2013 On Wednesday, the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said he plans to vigorously oppose President Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew. "Jack Lew must never be Secretary of Treasury,” said Mr. Sessions in a statement. "His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies.” On Feb. 13, 2011, Mr. Lew appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley and said of Mr. Obama's proposed budget: Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore; we're spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt. During Senate testimony, Mr. Sessions blasted Mr. Lew’s false statement and said he was “flatly in error”: Lew, who is a former director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has at times displayed a striking level of ignorance over how the budgetary process operates. During the Crowley interview, Mr. Lew said that the reason Mr. Obama has failed to pass a budget in the Senate is because such bills can be filibustered. But as anyone familiar with the process knows, budgets are considered “privileged,” meaning they do not require a filibuster-proof majority 60 votes and can instead be passed with a simple majority. Mr. Lew repeated the elementary error to NBC’s David Gregory. “One of the things about the United States Senate that I think the American people don’t realize,” said Mr. Lew confidently, “is that it takes 60 votes, not 50, to pass something.” One would think the former head of OMB—the nation’s top budget post—would know how the budget process works. But apparently Mr. Lew does not. Now, Mr. Lew has been nominated to become Treasury Secretary of the United States in the worst economy since the Great Depression. That, says Mr. Sessions, cannot happen: It’s time for a Secretary of Treasury to look the American people in the eye and lay out an economic plan for America that will end our debt path that has endangered our future and which will find support among the American people and the world’s financial community. Far from being a positive force towards this essential good, Mr. Lew has given priority to the political interests of the President, in whose White House inner circle he has now served for several years. At this time of unprecedented slow growth, high unemployment, and huge deficits, we need a Secretary of Treasury that the American people, the Congress, and the world will know is up to the task of getting America on the path to prosperity not the path to decline. Jack Lew is not that man. Questions have also emerged over a $950,000 bonus Mr. Lew received in 2009 in his role as chief operating officer of Citigroup’s Alternative Investments unit—a group that bet billions against homeowners paying their mortgages. Mr. Obama has previously railed against “obscene” Wall Street bonuses wherein “fat cats” get “awarded for their failure.” Still, Mr. Lew took the money. In a letter to Mr. Lew, Sen. Chuck Grassley asked, “How is it in the public’s interest for you to receive a $1 million bonus on the eve of a massive $301 billion commitment to rescue Citigroup?” Mr. Lew’s response: “My position at Citi was a management position. I was not an investment adviser. My compensation was in line with other management executives at the firm and in similarly complex operations.” It is presently unknown whether Mr. Sessions plans to filibuster the Jack Lew nomination.
  4. Jack Lew Bagged $950,000 Bonus After Citigroup Bailout by Wynton Hall 9 Jan 2013 In the wake of the financial meltdown, President Barack Obama derided Wall Street bonuses as “obscene,” calling them examples of “fat cats who are getting awarded for their failure.” But now, Mr. Obama has announced that he will nominate as his next Treasury secretary Jack Lew, a man who in 2009 bagged a $950,000 bonus after his bank, Citigroup, received billions in a taxpayer-funded bailout. Mr. Lew is the former chief operating officer of Citigroup’s Alternative Investments unit—a group that bet billions against homeowners paying their mortgages. As the Huffington Post reported in 2010, during Mr. Lew’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director confirmation, “neither the Senate's Budget Committee nor its Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee bothered to ask a single question about Lew's tenure at Citigroup, transcripts of the proceedings show.” In total, Citigroup received $476.2 billion in cash and guarantees. Citigroup claims taxpayers made a profit on the bailout and says Mr. Lew “was not responsible for investments or fund management.” But how can Mr. Obama allow a Wall Street “fat cat” who received an “obscene” $950,000 bonus to be rewarded with the top job at Treasury?
  5. Forever in Your Debt Posted on January 10, 2013 by Conservative Byte Read more:
  6. This is way too funny!! Watching the expressions on their faces is priceless!! Hysterical ‘Invisible Driver’ Prank Freaks Out Drive-Thru Employees: ‘What the Heck Is Going On?!’ Jan. 9, 2013 7:54pm Jason Howerton 587420045While he may have too much time on his hands, YouTube user “MagicofRahat” is certainly creative. He also goes by “The Magician Prankster.” In a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, the prankster effectively freaked out a number of fast food workers by fashioning a driver’s seat costume that, when put in a vehicle, makes it look like there was no one driving the car. And the “invisible driver” prank was born. “The Magician Prankster” (YouTube) Nearly every employee was creeped out after meeting the invisible driver, though one also instructed co-workers to “Instagram dat joint!” (YouTube) (YouTube) (YouTube) “There’s no one in the car,” one woman says. “The car just pulled up.” “What the heck is going on?!” another woman says. “Oh my god!” Her co-workers eventually ask her if she is crying. Watch the whole prank below:
  7. Way too funny. Thanks for the laugh Shabs.
  8. I remember hearing about this law when it hit Florida. Did not know that this was the law in every state. Good info. Thanks Vizio.
  9. Faith Dancing Baby ‘Storms the Stage’ During Dad’s Christian Concert — and Steals the Show in Epic Viral Vid Jan. 10, 2013 8:53am Billy Hallowell Christian singer Coffey Anderson was in for a surprise when he performed at a New Year’s Eve concert in Irving, Texas. As he was smack-dab in the middle of a song, his young son “stormed the stage” and began dancing feverishly. The crowd, naturally, loved it. “I was playing onstage and my little boy who dances when I play guitar at home, got away from the backstage and stormed the stage,” Anderson wrote on his Facebook page. “First he hugged me and then he danced like he was free!” Photo Credit: YouTube The young child appears unfazed by the fact that he, too, is performing in front of an audience. The more his father plays the guitar, the more intensely he dances. Watch the viral clip, below:
  10. Teacher Stomps on American Flag inside Classroom Jan 9, 2013 By Todd Starnes A South Carolina school district has launched an investigation into a high school teacher who allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it as a classroom full of students watched. Mark Bounds, a spokesman for the Lexington –Richland5 School District, confirmed to Fox News that an English teacher at Chapin High School was placed on leave as they investigate the incident. “There were allegations that at a teacher took a flag down from the post in the classroom and stepped on that flag as part of the lesson,” Bounds said, indicating the act was repeated in several other classes. “It was not a spontaneous act, but one he worked into the lesson.” He said there was “sufficient evidence that the teacher needed to be put on administrative leave and a full investigation needed to take place.” Bounds said they could not provide additional information because it was a personnel matter – but he stressed that the school district took the matter extremely seriously. “We have a very patriotic community with many military veterans,” he said. “Fort Jackson, the largest training base in the world is part of our community and you can see why this is especially important.” Michael Copeland’s daughter was in the classroom when the incident occurred. He told television station WIS that the teacher’s actions were disrespectful and unpatriotic. “He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, ‘What does this represent’ and everybody said ‘Christianity,’” Copeland said. “Then he proceeds to take down the American flag and said, ‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything,’ and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly.” Malcolm Kline, executive director of Accuracy in Academia, told Fox News he was impressed that the school district took action. “I’m astounded by this,” said Kline, whose organization exposes political bias in public school classrooms. “What you usually hear is students suspended for actually wearing an American flag.” “I would have expected something like that somewhere in the northeast rather than below the Mason-Dixon line,” he added. Bounds, who served 20 years in the military, stressed the seriousness of the incident. “So many of our veterans have made sacrifices for that flag,” he said. “We still have men and women deployed in service to our country and we do take this very seriously.” “We want to make sure our classrooms are unbiased of teacher’s personal opinions,” he said. “By the same token we want to give the teacher every opportunity to demonstrate what was going on the classroom at that time.” But the unidentified teacher does have some supporters. “There are so few teachers in South Carolina willing to show students a broader perspective,” one person wrote on the local Patch website. “When we are lucky enough to have one, they should be supported, not undermined. Obviously the administration and parents need to sit in on the lesson and listen as well.”
  11. January 9, 2013 by Tim Brown YouTube’s FPSRussia Business Partner Found Shot To Death The highly popular YouTube channel known as FPSRussia, where a Russian guy gets his hands on some of the latest and greatest weapons experienced a setback last Thursday. Business partner Keith Ratliff was found shot to death in Carnesville, Georgia. The police are treating it as a homicide. reports, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas told local media that 32-year-old Keith Ratliff died of a single gunshot wound to the head and that his body had been sitting for some time before it was discovered. Thomas said investigators also found several guns in the area where Ratliff’s body was found and authorities are treating the death as a homicide until the investigation proves otherwise. According to the report by Lake Hartwell Radio, Ratliff’s body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. The GBI is assisting local authorities in investigating the incident. According to the business’s annual registration submitted to the state, Ratliff and Kyle Lamar Myers, aka FPSRussia, were both registered agents for the business FPS Industries Global LLC. The business was registered Jan. 9, 2012, but the massive Youtube channel, which has more than 500 million views and 3 million subscribers, has been around since August 2010. Keith Ratliff was found with a gun shot wound to the head. According to his LinkedIn profile, “After a life of loving firearms and computers. I have combined both into one great new business that offers both viral marketing and quality firearms from one place. We are FPS Industries Global LLC a type 10 Destructive Device Manufacturer and Viral Marketing superpower on YouTube and Facebook.” The FPS Russia Facebook posted their loss yesterday, writing “As many of you already know I lost a close friend this week, I ask only that you show respect to the situation for the family’s sake.” Ratliff, 32, leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son. FPSRussia has nearly 3.5 million subscribers. If you are unfamiliar with FPSRussia and you like all types of weapons, below is a teaser of what they produce. Absolutely amazing! UPDATE: Kitty Wandel, a manager and producer for FPSRussia, released a brief statement regarding Ratliff’s passing: As it seems to be leaking out I will confirm to save more messages and questions coming to me. As I am sure most of you know Keith Ratliff has been with the FPS Russia channel for quite some time now, helping us out with everything from pulling pranks to finding almost impossible weapons to use in videos. It saddens me to confirm that he was indeed found having passed away here in Georgia on Thursday. I do ask for some privacy right now as you can imagine it has shocked us all and our main thoughts and concerns lay with his family right now. Thank you for understanding. Read more:
  12. Another Lib General Who Doesn't Understand the 2nd Amendment. :angry:/>/> Gen. McChrystal Wants Tighter Restrictions on Civilian M4s by Matthew Cox on January 8, 2013 · 10 comments Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal joined the growing ranks of talking heads speaking out on the current gun-control debate on MSNBC. McChrystal appeared on the show to talk about his new memoir ”My Share of the Task” but was quite clear about his position on the private ownership of weapons such as M4-style carbines. McChrystal was the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan before he resigned in the wake of a scandalous Rolling Stones article in 2010. I’m surprised he didn’t side-step the issue. Here it is on YouTube: . Read more: Kit Up!
  13. Fact-Checking Matt Damon’s ‘Promised Land’ Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kentucky any more. ... Kentucky, Kansas, whatever. By: Steve Maley (Diary) | January 8th, 2013 at 04:00 PM I wasted $7.75 on Hollywood’s latest anti-fracking agitprop “Promised Land” (1) so you won’t have to. You can read movie reviews elsewhere. From what I’ve seen, they’ve been rather lukewarm. And in its first weekend of nationwide distribution, audience response was tepid at best. In the words of lead actor/screenwriter Matt Damon, “Who ****ing wants to go see an anti-fracking movie?” Not only is the subject matter right in my wheelhouse, Damon et al bring the lies and distortion right into my backyard. Quite literally. Oh, and did I mention that the film was partly funded by a state-owned media company in the United Arab Emirates? Let the fact checking begin. Plot spoilers follow. I promise. The movie tells the story of Steve Butler (Matt Damon), the new VP of Land Management for $9 billion Global Crossover Energy. His task is to acquire leases to develop the Marcellus Shale in and around a small, rustic Pennsylvania town called McKinley (2). When his coworker says the countryside looks like Kentucky, Butler replies, “Two hours outside any city looks like Kentucky.” Small town boy Butler is convinced that small towns can no longer make it on farming economies, and that natural gas development provides the way out of their current economic jam. Gas means “F*** You money”, Butler tells his prospective lessors, allowing the landowner to say “f*** you” to the banker, the mortgage company, and the bill collector. Given his PhD, kindly old science teacher Yoda Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) would be in the best position to offer the townspeople a scientific justification for his anti-development stance. The best he can do is “Just Google the word fracking.” The very first hit, he says, gives you an idea of people’s concerns (3). Yates says that there are cases of water contamination “all over the country” (just don’t ask the EPA). Every other argument is baseless fear of the unknown: gas development will “scorch the earth” (but how?); the worst “probably won’t happen … but what if it did?”; “The potential for error is just too high.” And so on. I can’t debunk the movie’s science, because there’s no scientific argument. Just fear, mostly irrational fear. We see Damon/Butler negotiating with a landowner, signing him to a lease for $2,000 per acre and an “8% share of the profits”, knowing that his company is willing to pay $5,000 and 18%. This highly misleading exchange is wrong on multiple levels. A royalty paid to a landowner under an oil and gas lease is a non-cost bearing share of a well’s gross revenue, not “profit”. Hollywood types know the difference between “a percentage of the net” and “a percentage of the gross”; the latter is a lot more valuable, and is risk-free to the owner. Also, 12.5% royalty is the minimum permissible rate under Pennsylvania law [58 PA. STAT. § 33, pdf link]. In can be double that, or more. By the way, I found that link on Google. Also using Google, I found a 20-page pdf file from the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service entitled Natural Gas Exploration, A Landowner’s Guide to Leasing Land in Pennsylvania. It explains, in very clear layman’s language, the terms and provisions of an oil and gas lease, the contract that dictates the relationship between the operating company and the landowner. It also advises the landowner to engage an attorney (you can find one of those on Google). Maybe screenwriters Damon and John Krasinski should have read it, so they could understand 1) that dealing with an energy company is not a one-way negotiation, and 2) leases cannot contain provisions preventing the landowner from “talking about it in court”. Krasinski plays the role of “Dustin Noble”, an environmental activist who, in the big denouement, turns out to be an intentional fraud planted by Global. Damon/Butler figures out the ruse: Noble’s brochure carries the title “How Fracking Can Effect You” (sic). His poster portrays dead dairy cows on a hillside at his Nebraska (?!) farm that were (inexplicably) killed by fracking. But on the poster, Damon notices a lighthouse in the background!! Why, there are no lighthouses in Nebraska! Those dead cows are in …. Lafayette, Louisiana! For G_d’s sake, Global’s fracking killed them! Which is all well and good, except that: ■I live in Lafayette, Louisiana; ■Here, you have to go a ways to find a hillside; ■You have to go even farther to find a dairy cow; ■You have to go farther than that (like 100 miles) to find a lighthouse (Google, again); ■You have to go 200 miles to find fracking comparable to the Marcellus Shale. You’ll not see many lighthouses in South Louisiana. Or dead cows lying about, for that matter. (Photo: USFWS) Yep, these Hollywood guys are geographically challenged and blissfully ignorant of the industry they portray. In the movie, one potential signee tells Damon/Butler, “The only reason you’re here is we’re poor. That’s why there are no gas wells drilled in Manhattan or in Pittsburgh.” (Never mind the oil wells in Beverly Hills, or all over the Los Angeles Basin. Google, again.) In the movie, Damon’s character explains his affinity for small-town folk by saying he’s “from Eldridge, Iowa, but it may as well be Rifle, Colorado, DISH, Texas or Lafayette, Louisiana.” Maybe to a couple of Hollywood knuckleheads, everything in flyover country looks like Kentucky. I think they meant it as a compliment, but it just betrays their limited, Left Coast perspective. Making a balanced, compelling story about the risks and rewards of domestic energy development shouldn’t be all that hard. There are other stories to be told, stories of people working every day for themselves and their families in places like Dickinson, ND, Odessa and Alice, TX, or Vernal, UT. Places that, believe it or not, no one would ever confuse with Kentucky. [update: If you desire an informed, independent fact-check of the film, Marketplace from American Public Media would be a good source. Listen to the audio interview with John Hanger, a Pennsylvania Democrat and candidate for Governor - I would have a hard time disagreeing with any of his comments relative to the risks, rewards, and tradeoffs implicit in domestic energy development. And as it turns out, 17 cows were allegedly killed by a surface spill of fracturing fluid in Caddo Parish, LA, which happens to be near Shreveport, about 200 miles from Lafayette. - Ed.] ____________________________________________________ (1) From Focus Features, Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi FZ (4). Rated R for language and abject stupidity. (2) There is a real community called McKinley in PA. I found it on Mapquest, not Google Maps. You can see it if you click on the link. Another thing you’ll see is a road called “Burning Well Road”. Can’t exactly blame fracking for that one. Not far away is Titusville, PA, site of Col. Drake’s first successful well drilled for oil (in 1859, to a depth of 69-1/2 feet). Drake drilled on Oil Creek, so-named for the natural seeps of crude oil which dot the valley. Can’t blame fracking for that, either. (3) Of course, if you do Google “fracking”, the top link is for the site www.dangersoffracking. com, which is full of misinformation and misleading statements about fracking. I have no idea who funds the site or how it got to the top of a Google search, but it has links to Josh Fox’s Gasland website. So there’s that. (More on Josh Fox and his nonchalant way with facts here.) (4) Wait! Image Nation Abu Dhabi FZ?! You’ve gotta be frackin’ kidding me! Image Nation Abu Dhabi FZ … was launched in 2008 as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, a company fully owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.The Abu Dhabi and the UAE economies have been driven by profits from their respective oil reserves for decades. … More gas derived from fracking means that the United States might need to purchase less oil from OPEC states like the UAE — which produces 2.7 million barrels of oil a day. (Source: Business Insider) Cross-posted at And on that note........ NYT Puts Story of Leaked 'Fracking Is Safe' Report Covered Up for a Year on Page A19 By Tom Blumer | January 06, 2013 | 16:51 One would think that a newspaper which in its view has largely made its reputation on publishing leaked government documents and revealing government secrets would have been a bit more excited about being the sole receipient of a report from the State of New York indicating that hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is safe. The State had already sat on the report for a year. The Times published the story on January 3, but on Page A19, while changing its original strong title ("Hydrofracking Safe, Says N.Y. Health Dept. Analysis" -- seen in the browser window) to a less descriptive, boring, and somewhat deceptive "Gas Drilling Is Called Safe in New York." Even if one might argue that the news is a New York-only story -- an argument I find weak, given the importance of national energy independence -- the Times's rundown of stories on Page A19 in its "New York" section lists the fracking story third behind a writeup about how taxicab customers' tips are declining and about how the Journal News, which published an interactive gun permit map for two New York counties two weeks ago, has hired armed guards. Here are a few paragraphs from Danny Hakim's story (bolds are mine) The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a copy obtained by The New York Times from an expert who did not believe it should be kept secret. The analysis and other health assessments have been closely guarded by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration as the governor weighs whether to approve fracking. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, has long delayed making a decision, unnerved in part by strident opposition on his party’s left. A plan to allow a limited amount of fracking in the state’s Southern Tier along the Pennsylvania border is still seen as the most likely outcome, should the drilling process receive final approval. The eight-page analysis is a summary of previous research by the state and others, and concludes that fracking can be done safely. It delves into the potential impact of fracking on water resources, on naturally occurring radiological material found in the ground, on air emissions and on “potential socioeconomic and quality-of-life impacts.” But it remains difficult to discern how much original research the state has done on potential health impacts, and environmentalists worry that the administration’s lack of transparency is hiding a lack of rigor in its assessment of public health risks. At the same time, the drilling industry, and landowners who have leased their land in the Southern Tier, have grown increasingly frustrated with delays by the Cuomo administration to announce a final plan. State regulators have now been studying the issue of fracking for about four years. Hasn't fracking been doing just fine in Pennsylvania for at least four years? Why yes, it has, for five years, the first three of them under Democratic Governor Ed Rendell. If one of the goals at the Times was to keep the news from becoming prominent, it succeeded -- for a while. Searches at the Associated Press's national site this afternoon on various strings which would be expected to surface a story related to the leaked report came up empty. But the dam is definitely breaking, as several national center-right blogs, including the American Interest, PJ Media's Instapundit, and Hot Air have taken note. If fracking really is safe -- and no one, including Matt Damon, has ever credibly demonstrated that it isn't, despite fervidly trying -- why would Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo want to hold back jobs and economic growth when his citizens have been suffering from an unemployment rate of over 8 percent since April 2009 (it was over 9 percent just a few months ago; in November, it was 8.3 percent)? Is pleasing envirozealots at any cost really that important to his political career? Cross-posted at Read more:
  14. Pregnant Mom Surprised By Eatery's Act of Kindness By Katie Kindelan | ABC News Blogs – 5 hours ago When it comes to Red Robin, it's usually the catchy, "Red Robin, yummmmm," commercial jingle that first pops in one's mind. Now the famous burger chain might have reason to change their slogan to, "Red Robin, awwwww." The Colorado-based chain of more than 400 restaurants is in the headlines for a good Samaritan act by one of its managers that, it turns out, is not all that unusual. A manager at the Red Robin in Apex, N.C., paid it forward by comping the dinner of one very pregnant woman dining with her family. As first reported by Consumerist, the manager joked with the woman, Amie Sivon, a local attorney, about her Red Robin dinner possibly being her last meal before giving birth. When Sivon and her husband, Jason, dining with their 2-year-old son, got the bill, Sivon's $11.50 meal had been deducted from their total, with nothing more said than a "MOM 2 BEE GOOD LUC" note. "The manager said nothing to us about it," Jason Sivon told "We were already happy with the service so that action really blew us away. I looked at my wife and told her that I guessed we would be coming here more often." The now-viral story - told by Sivon to Consumerist only in hopes it would "make businesses see the value of being more personable," he told - is nothing out of the ordinary for Red Robin team members. "These kinds of random acts of kindness in our restaurants are part of our culture," said Kevin Caulfield, a Red Robin spokesperson. "Our team members, day in and day out, will bestow these random acts," he said. "They're empowered to do special things for our guests to make the experience a great one for our guests." Caulfield - who confirmed that this specific random act was carried out by manager Charles Vann, a 7-year Red Robin employee, during a weekend dinner shift - says the tradition goes as far back as the company's founding in 1969 and is now just part of the culture, not something they specifically demand of their more than 30,000 team members. "It just evolved as part of the Red Robin culture and brand," he said. "Any new team member quickly sees that bestowing these acts of kindness is really ingrained in the culture. They see the idea manifest every day and so it becomes part of the way that they serve the guests every day." The chain even has a section titled "Unbridled Acts" on its website devoted to the thousands of emails, phone calls, letters and comments they get each year from customers telling the company of their own personal encounter with a Red Robin random act of kindness. The three featured on the website now - they're rotated frequently to accommodate all the stories - highlight Red Robin employees who dug through trash to find a forgotten keycard, employees who pooled together $300 to replace money stolen from a left-behind wallet and employees who made a four-year-old girl's waitress-for-the-day dreams come true. "I can't say enough that it's just part of our culture," Caulfield said. "Anything we can do to make the guest experience extra special and go the extra mile to make sure the guest experience is as memorable as it can be." While "unbridled acts" may be an everyday occurrence for Red Robin employees, the Sivons were so pleased with the restaurant's generosity that, as predicted, the newly-expanded family returned to say thanks. "We did go back to that Red Robin about a week ago and took our new daughter there," Jason Sivon said. "The same manager was on duty, and we made it a point to say thank you to him and introduce him to our new daughter."
  15. Democrats win fiscal game Posted on January 8, 2013 by Conservative Byte Read more:
  16. 'Which ice cream company wants to take away your assault rifles?' NRA publishes list of anti-gun organizations and celebrities PUBLISHED: 00:55 EST, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:36 EST, 7 January 2013 Comments (160) Share ..Ice creams companies, jean manufacturers, and Oscar winning actors all have the honor of being named by the National Rifle Association in the group's newly released list of anti-gun advocates. With hundreds of individuals, organizations, media companies, and businesses named, the group claims it organized its enemies list by identifying those who'd lent money, grassroots support, or any other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. Among the many famous celebrities gun aficionados may wish to boycott are Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, **** Van Dyke, George Clooney, and even 88-year-old Lauren Bacall. Star-studded: The NRA's lengthy list includes dozens of celebrities like George Clooney they say are anti-gun Peace-lover: Though he's made his name on violent films, Sylvester Stallone has supported too much gun control for the NRA's tastes Perhaps more surprising are some of the businesses and organizations, including the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, the American Medical Assocation, Levi Strauss & Co., Hallmark cards, Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, and Ben & Jerry`s Homemade, Inc. Not even the American Association of Retired Persons was spared the NRA's gaze. Several religious organizations were also named, such as the Episcopal Church-Washington Office. The Kansas City Royals baseball organization was also listed as being anti-gun. Sweet tooth: Even ice cream makers Ben and Jerry's made the NRA's anti-gun list Alongside the Gannet Publications and the New York Times, the NRA also cautioned against reading Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine The list is far from the first salvo in the war between those calling for gun control and those opposing it. It was compiled by the group's Institute of Legislative Action. In December, New York paper the Journal News published online maps that allow viewers to see the names and addresses of pistol and revolver permit holders in neighboring Westchester and Rockland counties. Just my imagination: Motown legends the Temptations also incurred the NRA's wrath According to the NRA, many of these organizations would lend their support to specific anti-gun legislation campaigns like the March 1995 HCI 'Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.' The NRA added that several organizations were listed as 'Campaign Partners,' pledging to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton assault weapons ban, and that each of them officially endorsed anti-gun positions. The full list can be viewed at the Daily Caller. (List posted on this tread after this article.) Read more: The Big List of Who Hates Guns 2:25 PM 03/01/2012 Share this story with friends who would like it.We recommend which of your friends would enjoy this story. I was cruising the web reading gun articles and then I started wondering about writing an article on anti-gun organizations and people. Since anti-gunners are always saying “no one wants to take your guns away” or they want me to live under their take of “sensible gun laws” (neither of which I believe to be prudent, sensible or anything remotely truthful) I figured I would go to the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action to find out who are the people that want to be sure that I can’t defend my home or go shooting my .22 in the woods (both heinous acts of human behavior to be sure). So, hats off the the NRA-ILA team for compiling this list. Here is what the NRA-ILA team had to say. The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions. AARP AFL-CIO Ambulatory Pediatric Association American Academy of Pediatrics American Civil Liberties Union American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing American Medical Women`s Association American Medical Student Association American Medical Association American Association for the Surgery of Trauma American Trauma Society American Federation of Teachers American Association of School Administrators American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities American Medical Association American Bar Association American Counseling Association American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Pediatrics American Association for World Health American Ethical Union American Nurses Association American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences American Firearms Association American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Jewish Committee American Trauma Society American Psychological Association American Jewish Congress American Public Health Association Americans for Democratic Action Anti-Defamation League Black Mental Health Alliance B`nai B`rith Central Conference of American Rabbis Children`s Defense Fund Church of the Brethren Coalition for Peace Action Coalition to Stop Gun Violence College Democrats of America Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace Common Cause Congress of National Black Churches, Inc. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Consumer Federation of America Council of the Great City Schools Council of Chief State School Officers Dehere Foundation Disarm Educational Fund Environmental Action Foundation Episcopal Church-Washington Office Florence and John Shumann Foundation Friends Committee on National Legislation General Federation of Women`s Clubs George Gund Fun Gray Panthers H.M. Strong Foundation Hadassah Harris Foundation Hechinger Foundation Interfaith Neighbors Int`l Ladies` Garment Workers` Union Int`l Association of Educators for World Peace Jewish Labor Committee Joyce Foundation Lauder Foundation Lawrence Foundation League of Women Voters of the United States* Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Manhattan Project II Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office National Safe Kids Campaign National Association of Police Organizations National Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Black Nurses` Association National Association of Chain Drug Stores National Network for Youth National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Association of School Psychologists National Association of Counties* National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers National Education Association National Association of Elementary School Principals* National Association of Public Hospitals National Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Association of Secondary School Principals National Association of Social Workers National Association of Children`s Hospitals and Related Institutions National Association of School Psychologists National Council of La Raza National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA National Council of ***** Women National Association of Community Health Centers National People`s Action National Education Association* National League of Cities National Council on Family Relations National Council of Jewish Women National Organization for Women National Political Congress of Black Women National Parks and Conservation Association National Peace Foundation National Urban League, Inc. National Parent, Teachers Association* National Urban Coalition National SAFE KIDS Campaign National Organization on Disability National Spinal Cord Injury Association NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby Ortenberg Foundation Peace Action People for the American Way Physicians for Social Responsibility Police Foundation Project on Demilitarization and Democracy Public Citizen SaferWorld Society of Critical Care Medicine Southern Christian Leadership Conference The Council of the Great City Schools The Synergetic Society 20/20 Vision U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development Union of American Hebrew Congregations Unitarian Universalist Association United States Catholic Conference United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society* United States Conference of Mayors War and Peace Foundation Women Strike for Peace Women`s National Democratic Club Women`s Action for New Directions (WAND) Women`s Int`l League for Peace and Freedom World Spiritual Assembly, Inc. YWCA of the U.S.A. *The national organization only endorses federal legislation. Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities The following celebrities and national figures have lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations. Celebrities: Krista Allen – Actress Suzy Amis – Actress Louis Anderson – Comedian Richard Dean Anderson – Actor Maya Angelou – Poet David Arquette – Actor Ed Asner – Actor Alec Baldwin – Actor Bob Barker – TV Personality Carol Bayer Sager – Composer Drew Barrymore – Actress Kevin Bacon – Actor Lauren Bacall – Actress* Sarah Ban Breathnach – Writer William Baldwin – Actor Candice Bergen – Actress Richard Belzer – Actor Tony Bennett – Singer Boys II Men – Pop Group Jon Bon Jovi – Singer Peter Bogdonovich – Director Peter Bonerz – Actor Albert Brooks – Actor Beau Bridges – Actor Benjamin Bratt – Actor Bonnie Bruckheimer – Movie Producer Christie Brinkley – Model Dr. Joyce Brothers – Psychologist/Author James Brolin – Actor James Brooks – TV Producer Mel Brooks – Actor/Director Betty Buckley – Actress Ellen Burstyn – Actress Steve Buscemi – Actor David Canary – Actor Kate Capshaw – Actress Kim Cattrall- Actress Josh Charles – Actor Robert Chartloff – Producer Stockard Channing – Actress Jill Clayburgh – Actress Terri Clark – Singer George Clooney – Actor Jackie Cooper – Actor/Director* Jennifer Connelly – Actress Judy Collins – Singer Kevin Costner – Actor Sean Connery – Actor Sheryl Crow – Singer Billy Crystal- Actor Julie Cypher – Director Arlene Dahl – Actress Clive Davis – Writer Linda Dano – Actress Matt Damon – Actor Pam Dawber – Actress Patrika Darbo – Actress Stuart Damon – Actor Ellen Degeneres – Actress Gavin de Becker – Writer Rebecca DeMornay – Actress Danny DeVito – Actor Michael Douglas – Actor Phil Donahue – Talk Show Host Richard Donner – Director Fran Drescher – Actress Richard Dreyfus – Actor David Duchovny – Actor Sandy Duncan – Actress Christine Ebersole – Actress Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Singer Missy Elliott – Singer Nora Ephron – Director Gloria Estefan – Singer Melissa Etheridge – Singer Mia Farrow – Actress Mike Farrell – Actor Carrie Fisher – Actress Sally Field – Actress Doug Flutie – NFL player Fannie Flagg – Actress Jane Fonda – Actress Jodie Foster – Actress Rick Fox – NBA Player Andy Garcia – Actor Art Garfunkel – Singer Geraldo – TV personality Richard Gere – Actor Kathie Lee Gifford – TV personality Paul Glaser – TV director Brad Gooch – Writer Elliott Gould – Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. – Actor Michael Gross – Actor Nancy Lee Grahn – Actress Bryant Gumbel – TV Personality Deidra Hall – Actress Ethan Hawke – Actor Mariette Hartley – Actress Mark Harmon – Actor Anne Heche – Actress Howard Hessman – Actor Marilu Henner – Actress Dustin Hoffman – Actor Hal Holbrook – Actor* Helen Hunt – Actress Grace-Lynne Ingle – Actress John Ingle – Actor Francesca James – TV Producer Norman Jewison – Director Lainie Kazan – Actress Richard Karn – Actor Jeffrey Katzenberg – Producer Barry Kemp – TV Producer David E. Kelley – TV Producer Diane Keaton – Actress Margaret Kemp – Interior Designer Chaka Khan – Singer Coreta Scott King – Activist Kevin Kline – Actor Michael E. Knight – Actor Jonathan Kozol – Writer William Kovacs – Director Lenny Kravits – Singer Lisa Kudrow – Actress Wally Kurth – Actor Christine Lahti – Actress k.d. lang – Singer Ricki Lake – TV personality Denis Leary – Actor John Leguizamo – Actor Norman Lear – TV Producer Spike Lee – Director Hal Linden – Actor Lisa Linde – Actress Tara Lipinski – Former Olympian Keyshawn Johnson – NFL player Rob Lowe – Actor Amanda Marshall – Singer Barry Manilow – Singer Camryn Manheim – Actress Howie Mandel – Actor Kyle MacLachlan – Actor Madonna – Singer Marla Maples – Actress Marsha Mason – Actress* Mase – Singer Penny Marshall – Director Prema Mathai-Davis – YWCA Official John McDaniel – Musician John McEnroe – Athlete Brian McKnight – Musician Natalie Merchant – Singer Bette Midler – Singer Shane Minor – Musician Mary Tyler Moore – Actress Michael Moore – Film Maker Norval Morris – Law Professor Mike Myers – Actor N Sync – Music group Kathy Najimy – Actress Jack Nicholson – Actor Leonard Nimoy – Actor Mike Nichols – Director Stephen Nichols – Actor Rosie O`Donnel l- Actress/Talk Show Host Jennifer O Neill – Actress Julia Ormond – Actress Jane Pauley – TV Personality Sarah Jessica Parker – Actress Mandy Patinkin – Actor Richard North Patterson – Writer Rhea Perlman- Actress Michelle Pfieffer – Actress Sydney Pollack – Director Aidan Quinn – Actor Colin Quinn – Actor Dennis Quaid – Actor Elizabeth Bracco Quinn – Actress Bonnie Raitt – Singer Debbie Reynolds – Actress Mary Lou Retton – Former Olympian Paul Reiser – Actor Peter Reckell – Actor Rob Reiner – Actor/Director Robert Redford – Actor/Director Anne Rice – Writer Cathy Rigby – Actress Julia Roberts – Actress Marc Rosen – TV Producer Tim Robbins – Actor Tim Roth – Actor Renee Russo – Actress Robin Ruzan – Wife of Mike Myers Meg Ryan – Actress Susan Sarandon – Actress Jerry Seinfeld – Actor Kyra Sedgwick – Actress Martin Sheen – Actor Russell Simmons – Record Producer Neil Simon – Playwright* Louise Sorel – Actress Mira Sorvino – Actress Rena Sofer – Actress Britney Spears – Singer Bruce Springsteen – Singer Kevin Spirtas – Actor Barbra Streisand – Singer David Steinberg – Director Sylvester Stallone – Actor Harry Dean Stanton – Actor Meryl Streep – Actress Patrick Stewart – Actor Sharon Stone – Actress Sting – Singer Trudie Styler – Actress Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Actor The Temptations – Pop Group Vinny Testaverde – NFL player Marlo Thomas – Actress* Uma Thurman – Actress Steve Tisch – Producer Mike Torrez – Former Baseball player Shania Twain – Singer **** Van Dyke – Actor Eli Wallach – Actor* Ruth Warrick – Actress Harvey Weinstein – Producer Jann Wenner – Publisher Sigourney Weaver – Actress Victor Webster – Actor James Whitmore – Actor* Andy Williams – Singer* Kelli Williams – Actress Henry Winkler – Actor Oprah Winfrey – Entertainer Rita Wilson – Actress Vanessa Williams – Singer Herman Wouk – Author Joanne Woodward – Actress* Peter Yarrow – Singer Catherine Zeta-Jones – Actress Ahmet Zappa -Actor Diva Zappa -Actress Dweezil Zappa – Musician Gail Zappa - Moon Zappa -Actress * Denotes membership on Brady Campaign`s National Committee National Figures: Joel J. Alpert M.D. – Pediatrician Robert Bernstein Ph.D – Pediatrician Robert E. Brennan – Financier Bishop Edmond Browning – Espiscopal Leader James E. Carter – Former President Marion Wright Edelman – Director, Childrens Defense Fund Michael Eisner, Former Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company Ahmet Ertegun – Music Producer Amitai Etzioni – Teacher Tom Freston – MTV President Dr. Lorraine E. Hale – Social Worker Della M. Hughes – Activist Ed Koch – Former Politician C. Everett Koop – Former Surgeon General Rev. Wallace Ryan Kuroiwa – Clergyman Davis S. Liederman – Ex. Dir. Child Welfare League Paul Rabbi Menitaff – Clergyman Abner Mikva – Former Judge Richard Parsons – Pres. Time Warner Steven Rockefeller – Financier Ellen Y. Rosenberg – Activist Rabbi David Saperstein – Clergyman Herb Scannel – Pres. Nickelodeon Vincent Schiraldi – Dir. Justice Policy Institute Lyle Elmer Strom – Federal Judge Joe Volk – Clergyman Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie – Clergyman The following journalists actively editorialize in favor of gun control laws: Steve Benson – Cartoonist Tony Auth – Cartoonist Jim Borgman – Cartoonist Jimmy Breslin – Columnist Stuart Carlson – Cartoonist Marie Cocco – Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. – Columnist Bonnie Erbe – Columnist Tom Fiedler – Columnist Michael Gartner – Columnist Mark Genrich – Columnist James Glassman – Editor Bob Herbert – Columnist Bill Johnson – Columnist Donald Kaul – Columnist Mike Lane – Cartoonist Leonard Larson – Columnist Mike Luckovich – Cartoonist Jimmy Margulies – Cartoonist Deborah Mathis – Columnist Colman McCarthy – Columnist Jim Morin – Cartoonist Tom Oliphant- Columnist Mike Peters – Cartoonist Robert Reno – Columnist Frank Rich – Columnist Cindy Richards – Columnist Kevin Siers- Cartoonist Ed Stein – Cartoonist Tom Teepen – Editor Tim Toles – Cartoonist Garry Trudeau – Cartoonist Cynthia Tucker – Columnist Steve Twomey – Columnist Steve Villano – Columnist Adrienne Washington – Columnist Don Wright – Cartoonist Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate Heads The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control. A & M Records Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO 595 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 826-0477 Record Production, Entertainment American Century Companies James E. Stowers, CEO 4500 Main St., 4th Floor Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 531-5575 Mutual Fund & Stock Investment Company on NYSE American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc. Stanley H. Durwood, Co-Chairman, CEO Peter C. Brown, President, CFO 106 West 14th Street, #1700 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 221-4000 Movie Theater Company Argosy Casino H. Steven Norton, President, CEO 777 N.W. Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 (816) 746-7711 Gambling Casino Company Ben & Jerry`s Homemade, Inc. Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO Rte. 100, Box 240 Waterbury, VT 05676 (802) 244-5641 Ice cream and frozen yogurt BJC Health Systems Fred L. Brown, President & CEO 4444 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108 (314) 747-9322 Healthcare Company Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City John P. Mascotte, President P.O. Box 419169 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 395-2222 Healthcare Company Brooks Investments-Robert Brooks Robert Brooks 45 Chesterfield Lakes Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 Investment Company Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc. Philip M. Hawley, Chrm. & CEO 444 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 620-0150 Retail clothing and accessories stores Crown Central Petroleum Corp. Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. One North Central Street Box 1168 Baltimore, MD 21203 (301) 539-7400 Refiners and marketers of petroleum products, convenience stores Development Specialists – Chicago 70 W. Madison Street, #2300 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 263-4141 Earthgrains – St. Louis 8400 Maryland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 259-7000 National Bread Company General American – St. Louis Richard A. Liddy, CEO P.O. Box 396 St. Louis, MO 63166 (314) 843-8700 Life Insurance Hallmark Cards Irvine O. Hockaday, President & CEO P.O. Box 418307 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 274-5111 Greeting Card Company Health Midwest 2316 East Meyer Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64132 (816) 751-3000 National Healthcare Company ICN Biomedicals Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO 3300 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 545-0113 Pharmaceutical products James B. Nutter Co. – Kansas City James B. Nutter 4153 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 531-2345 Investment Banker Kansas City Chiefs One Arrowhead Drive Kansas City, MO 64129 (816) 924-9300 Pro Football Team Kansas City Royals David Glass, CEO P.O. Box 419969 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 921-8000 Pro Baseball Team Kenneth Cole 152 W. 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (800) 536-2653 Clothing retailer Lamar Advertising Company Lamar Outdoor Advertising 5551 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 2-A Baton Rouge, LA 70808 P. O. Box 66338 Baton Rouge, LA 70896 (225) 926-1000 Fax (225) 926-1005 Levi Strauss & Co. Robert D. Haas, Chairman Philip Marineau, CEO Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO 1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 501-6000 FAX (415) 501-3939 Clothing Mallinckrodt, Inc. – St. Louis C. Ray Holman, President & CEO 675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840 St. Louis, MO 63134 (314) 654-2000 Clothing Starch Company Michael Douglas Foundation 3550 Wilshire Los Angele, CA 90010 MNC Financial, Inc. Ten Light Street Box 987 Baltimore, MD 21203 (301) 244-5000 Banking, financial services Sara Lee Corporation Sara Lee Foundation Three First National Plaza Chicago, IL 60602-4260 Phone: 312-726-2600 Fax: 312-726-3712 Silver Dollar City Peter Herschend One Corporate Drive Branson, MO 65616 800 475-9370 Amusement Parks Site Oil Company – St. Louis Alvin J. Siteman, President 50 S. Bemiston St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 725-4321 Oil Company Southland Corporation Masatoshi Ito, Chrm. 2711 North Haskell Avenue Dallas, TX 75221 Convenience stores Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis One Bell Center St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 235-9800 Telecommunications Firm Sport & Health, Inc. Don Konz, CEO 1800 Old Meadow Rd. McLean, Virginia 22102 (703) 556-6556 Health clubs and fitness centers Sprint Corp PAC Westwood, KS 66205 913 624-3000 Telecommunicaitons Firm SSM Health System – St. Louis 477 N. Lindbergh St. Louis, MO 63141 (314) 994-7800 Healthcare Company St. Louis Rams One Rams Way Earth City, MO 63045 (314) 982-7267 Pro Football Team St. Louis University Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President 221 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 977-2222 Private Catholic University Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO 10 Burton Drive Londonderry, NH 03053 (603) 437-7594 Yogurt Sverdrup Corp. Richard E. Beumer, Chairman & CEO 13723 Riverport Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314) 436-7600 Engineering Firm Time Warner Inc. Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO 75 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10019 (212) 484-8000 Publishing, film and music recordings TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com Andrew McKelvey, CEO 1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl. New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-977-4200 Fax: 212-956-2142 online employment service Unity Health – St. Louis 1650 Des Peres Road #301 St. Louis, MO 63131 (314) 909-3300 Healthcare Company Working Assets Peter Barnes, Founder 701 Montgomery Street San Francisco, California 94111 (415) 788-0777 Publication and Media Outlets The following publications and media outlets have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights. The editorial policies of some of the media sources listed portray firearms in a negative manner in an attempt to generate public support for restrictions on firearms ownership. Others have refused some or all of NRA`s advertisements. Capital Cities/ABC Television Network 77 W. 66th Street New York, NY 10023-6298 (212) 456-7777 Bell Atlantic-D.C. 2055 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 392-9900 Blue Chip Stamps 15801 S. Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90040 (213) 720-4600 The Christian Publishing Society The Christian Science Monitor One Norway Street Boston, MA 02115 (508) 586-6200 Columbia Broadcasting Service CBS Television Network 51 W. 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 975-4321 Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television 1320 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA 22314-1698 (703) 739-5000 (703) 739-0775 – Fax Cox Newspapers Atlanta Journal-Constitution Credibank Towers, Suite 400 2800 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33137 (305) 576-7678 Gannett News Service USA Today 1000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22229 (703) 276-5806 Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Ebony Magazine 820 S. Michigan avenue Chicago, IL 60605-2190 (312) 322-9250 Knight-Ridder Newspapers Detroit Free-Press 321 W. LaFayette Blvd. Detroit, MI 48231 (313) 222-6400 Miami Herald One Herald Plaza Miami, FL 33132-1683 (305) 350-2111 Los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, California 90053 (213) 237-4511 (213) 237-7679 – Fax McCall`s Magazine 110 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017-5603 (212) 463-1000 Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine Emap PLC 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 17 Los Angeles, California 90048 (323) 782-2000 National Broadcasting Company NBC Television Network 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 (212) 664-4444 Newsweek, Inc. Newsweek Magazine 444 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022-6999 (212) 350-4000 Rolling Stone Magazine Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO 745 5th, Avenue New York, NY 10151 (212) 758-3800 The New York Times Corporation The New York Times 229 W. 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 (212) 556-1234 Time Magazine Time & Life Building Rockefeller Center New York, NY 10020 (212) 522-1212 Times-Mirror Corporation The Los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, CA 90053 (213) 237-3000 The Baltimore Sun 501 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21278 (301) 332-6300 The Tribune Company Chicago Tribune 435 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 227-3000 Washington Post 1150 15th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20071 (202) 334-6000 My thanks to the National Rifle Association’s Institute of Legislative Action for keeping an eye on our Second Amendment for all of us. And to all those that want to curtail the right to keep and bear arms…we are watching you. Read more:
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  18. I'm flabbergasted. Actually a post of yours, for one, that I understand, and two, that I agree with.
  19. Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem' undefined In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obama’s utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” by Ben Shapiro
  20. I agree. Not sure in her case, but some times you have to leave the gun in the vehicle, as some establishments do not allow guns inside.
  21. Detroiter Claims 911 Call Of Stolen Van With Gun Was Ignored January 5, 2013 8:44 AM istockphoto DETROIT (WWJ) - While Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Interim Police Chief Chester Logan explore a restructuring of the city’s police department, some residents are expressing frustration with how their calls are being handled. Detroiter Rachelle Guyton said she called 911 around 6:30 a.m. Saturday to report that her 2003 Chrysler Town & Country minivan had been stolen from an apartment building in Palmer Park — but it wasn’t the van she was worried about. “I have a gun under my car seat, and when I called the police department to explain this to them and try to have them help… they didn’t give me any attention. They told me I had to wait until 8 o’clock to call back. What if someone gets shot with this? What if a child gets this in his hand? I’m responsible, and I just can’t have that on my conscience,” Guyton told WWJ’s Terri Lee. Guyton, who has a CCW permit for her 9-millimeter Smith & Wesson, said she’s disappointed in how her call was handled, especially with all the talk about guns surrounding the city’s recently released crime statistics for 2012 — numbers which show the highest murder rate in the city in nearly 20 years. “They’re not trying to make anything a top priority, they won’t send a car out here to investigate, they won’t do anything. So, I’m stuck here not concerned about the car whatsoever. I will take the bus, you know, that’s not important. The importance here is the gun and the safety for other people,” said Guyton. Detroit police declined to comment on the situation. Guyton said her minivan has a Michigan license plate number ”3HZH63″ and is midnight blue in color. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
  22. I thought it would be cool if we could bring to one thread different SHTF survival tips. It's not my idea, but I'll start with this one: My BOB Has A Secret…And It Isn’t Pretty. By Joe on January 7, 2013 If you are heading out for a weekend camping trip or a disaster is on its way and you need to hoof it on foot to get out of dodge make sure you always have a few pair of these in your gear: That’s right the secret weapon in my Bug out Bag is pantyhose… er maybe I should call them Man-tyhose. It might not be a very manly thing to carry and I get a few funny looks when I step up to the counter at CVS with a pair of Pantyhose… but this is survival planning and you looking manly is trumped by being prepared. Not only are these cheap to buy but there are dozens of alternative uses for them and they take up practically no space. Check out the list below for a small sampling of what these can be used for: •You can wear pantyhose as extra layer beneath your normal clothes to keep warm in cold weather. •Use pantyhose to prevent bites and stings. Wear pantyhose under your shorts or pants to protect against chiggers, ticks, and other biting insects. •If you are going to be trekking through water, wear them to protect yourself from jellyfish stings and leaches. •Stretch a pair of pantyhose over a “Y” shaped branch or stick and use as a skimmer or a fishing net. You won’t catch a 10lb catfish in this, but you may be able to pick up a few smaller fish to eat or use as bait for a larger fish. •Use pantyhose to secure bait while fishing. Place bait in the pantyhose and secure it to a tree or anything sturdy in order to to keep from losing bait while fishing. •Use pantyhose as a pouch or bag to carry things. •Use pantyhose to fasten or bind things together instead of twine or bungee cords. •You can use pantyhose as a belt to keep your pants hiked up. •In first aid, you can utilize pantyhose as a tourniquet or to hold and/or secure a bandage or hot and cold pack. •Use pantyhose as a first round filter to strain any collected water. The water will still need to be treated or boiled but this first line of defense will help to clear the water of any large particles. •Use pantyhose to prevent blisters. I saw a lot of comments in one of my previous articles about using pantyhose to keep your feet blister free and I just wanted to highlight it again here. Cut the feet off of a pair of pantyhose at the ankles and wear them under your socks. They will help cut down on the friction between your shoe and your foot, thus reducing the risk of blisters. Pantyhose look terrible on men… plain and simple, but they were never designed for us but the great thing about them is that they are extremely stretchy and most have a sizing guide so that you can take a guess at the size you should buy. I’m not saying that these should be worn on a regular basis, but in a survival situation the benefit of having those in your pack outweigh any blow that your pride may take when purchasing them. And if you really can’t break down and buy a pair of them for yourself, I’ve actually seen a few places that sell them in camouflage for the real manly man. Or if you have the extra cash you can always buy underarmour, but when you can get 10 pair of pantyhose for the cost of 1 pair of underarmour, I would rather save my money for something else. These are just a few examples of what a little ingenuity can bring you in a survival situation; can you think of a few more that I may have missed?
  23. Check out the video at this previous post. December 30, 2012 at 7:20 am England Warns America: Don’t Let Them Take Your Guns England grabbed its citizens guns in 1997. Crime skyrocketed as the law-abiding were disarmed. The English citizens have a message for Americans — Don’t give up your guns! Read more:
  24. Sorry, but the government doesn't work that way. Once the guns are banned, you'll never ever have your guns again.
  25. I found this speach improvement course on-line. Say this out loud. Repeating faster each time. Works best when around other people. I AM SOFA KING WE TODD DID
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