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Is this Donna Brazile’s most idiotic statement yet? Pretty much. Also, she has a war on sanity, apparently.…
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“Stop. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD stop running for President.”…
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Presentation Screen Master is a great presentation tool that helps you to do private work on a computer, while your audience views only the selected part of your screen.
Presentation Screen Master is a presentation tool that helps you to do private work on a computer (your laptop, for example), while your audience views only the selected part of your screen.
You can presen…
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“It made our day!”…
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service have released a proposed plan (Comprehensive Conservation Plan) that will guide management of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. The 7,768-acre Refuge was established in 1960 and is located 26 miles from New York City. The Refuge offers an annual permitted deer hunt held in November….
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Ella-Jai Harvey is proving her parents right. Just weeks before her birth, Toni-Louise Hubbart and Daniel Harvey were advised to consider an abortion because she had developed hydrocephalus, a condition where babies are born with “water on the brain.” Six months after Ella-Jai’s birth, the little girl is doing well and Toni-Louise…
“The science of monetary policy.”
Mia Love is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and has announced she’ll run again against incumbent Jim Matheson for his U.S. House seat. Love appeared at an event with former U.S. Rep. Allen West:
One or both of them will likely be back in politics at the national level before too long.
As the American heartland and historically gun-friendly states continue to post record gun sales and experience a surge of interest in concealed-carry permits for personal protection, it may come as something of a surprise that the same trend is occurring in the Pacific Northwest, a region not usually considered a bastion of support for gun rights.
According to a report published last week, Oregon State Police data indicate the number of concealed-handgun licenses issued in Oregon increased 22.7 percent during the first 6 months of 2013. The increase was spread equally throughout the state—rural and urban areas alike.
The state’s most urban counties—those surrounding Portland—exhibited record increases at or greater than the state average, with a 22.9-percent jump in Clackamas County, 23.8 percent in Washington County and 26.2 percent in Multnomah County.
Figures indicate about one in 15 adult Oregonians is now licensed to carry a concealed handgun, up from one in 22 adults just three years ago.
Oregon law requires applicants to attend a gun-safety class that also covers state gun laws. A measure to require Oregon CHL applicants to pass a live-fire test stalled and subsequently died in the 2013 state legislature.
In Washington, where applicants are not required to to take a gun-safety course as they are in Oregon, concealed-pistol license holders number about one in 12 adults. So far in 2013, more than 95,000 concealed handgun permits have been issued in Washington.
Both Washington and Oregon are “shall-issue” states, where state law requires authorities to issue a license unless the applicants are disqualified for criminal records, mental illness or a history of drug abuse.
By contrast, to the south in the “may issue” (and decidedly gun unfriendly) state of California, only one in every 550 adults currently holds a concealed-carry license.
Barrycades, #SpiteHouse cones are no match for patriots at Great Smoky Mountains National Park [pics]
And Occupy America continues! As Twitchy reported, Gettysburg visitors joined in the defying of Barrycades recently. Citizens across the land have done the same. The Spite House cannot smite the free will of the people.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is another area that has been Barrycaded.
Cades Cove in Gatlinburg is closed. Are the deer federal employees?—
Cory Butler (@booterbill) October 07, 2013
Think again, President Stompy Foot!
Beautiful day at the Smoky Mtn Nat Park outside Bryson City, NC. The gov. shutdown kept many away but we found a cold stream with trout.—
Jeff Blackwell (@jeffgblackwell) October 08, 2013
Also beautiful? This reminder:
Will he next try to put cones around The Constitution? You cannot Barrycade The Constitution, Mr. President. No matter how big a snit fit you throw.
When I heard Pope Francis’ comments Wednesday that one of the greatest evils in the world is the loneliness of the old and their need for care and companionship, I immediately thought of Mother Teresa’s 1994 speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC. She said,
I can never forget the experience I had in visiting a home where they kept all these old parents of sons and daughters who had just put them into an institution and forgotten them — maybe. I saw that in that home these old people had everything — good food, comfortable place, television, everything, but everyone was looking toward the door. And I did not see a single one with a smile on the face. I turned to Sister and I asked: “Why do these people who have every comfort here, why are they all looking toward the door? Why are they not smiling?”
I am so used to seeing the smiles on our people, even the dying ones smile. And Sister said: “This is the way it is nearly everyday. They are expecting, they are hoping that a son or daughter will come to visit them. They are hurt because they are forgotten.” And see, this neglect to love brings spiritual poverty. Maybe in our own family we have somebody who is feeling lonely, who is feeling sick, who is feeling worried. Are we there? Are we willing to give until it hurts in order to be with our families, or do we put our own interests first? These are the questions we must ask ourselves, especially as we begin this year of the family. We must remember that love begins at home and we must also remember that ’the future of humanity passes through the family.”
It is surely no coincidence that Pope Francis’ comments were released on October 1st, International Day of the Older Person as declared by the United Nations. Pope Francis has remained on the world’s center stage since his election several months ago and won’t be leaving anytime soon. His thought-provoking comments are often jarring to a world audience that has been anesthetized by trite sound bites with little digestion needed.
Pope Francis’ focus on elevating the cause of the human person with love, love, love is desperately needed. His consistent theme of speaking out against our current “throw-away society” is what the Right to Life movement has been proclaiming for nearly 50 years.
He is saying what Right to Lifers have been doing: loving life, protecting and raising up all human beings. We have always known that we will build a culture of life by saying not only “no more abortions,” but by also saying “yes to life!”
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The Right to Life Movement’s love for all people, including mothers, fathers, and their unborn children, is palpable. Our foundational belief–that every human being has a right to exist, to develop, to become, to simply live–is an ageless, timeless truth.
Using the Pope’s world-stage to shine light and love towards the loneliness of the old is powerful, and pro-life. Let us hear his call and fight to insure care for the old, and also provide them the companionship they deserve.
LifeNews.com Note: Scott Fischbach is the executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life and heads its international outreach MCCL Go.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told CBS News’ Charlie Rose that he has no problem with the NSA’s massive surveillance programs. In fact, he said, the surveillance is “great” and “essential.”
“Who’s ever heard of this information being misused by the government? In what way?” the CEO of one of America’s largest software companies asked.
When Rose asked him if he was fully endorsing the NSA’s spying efforts, Ellison doubled down.
“It’s great,” he said. “It’s essential. By the way, President Obama thinks it’s essential. It’s essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes we just had in Boston. It’s absolutely essential.”
However, the tech giant said he would have a problem if government surveillance were used to “political targeting.”
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Since we’ve been talking about welcoming those who are new to personal defense and the shooting sports, here is another way to help them get started off on the right foot. They need a copy of “Handgun Training for Personal Protection,” by Richard Mann.
Mann cuts through all the “mall-ninja” BS and delivers sound advice in plain English. He starts out by immediately sharing the secret to accurate shooting, and then does an excellent job of explaining the Modern Technique of the Pistol. I also admire Richard for giving proper credit to Col. Jeff Cooper for developing this technique of managing the fighting pistol that has yet to be improved upon.
Mann also discusses the values and virtues of many of the modern accessories available to the defensive shooter. Modern iron sights, lasers, red-dots and weapon-mounted lights are all covered in his book.
What I appreciate most about Richard Mann and his new book is he doesn’t use it to further some personal agenda. He doesn’t have property for sale and he doesn’t use super-ninja double talk to try to convince folks he is the latest and greatest gun guru. Instead, he evaluates the Modern Technique in simple language that will be especially easy for new shooters to understand. And, it is a good blueprint for staying alive. By the same token, “Handgun Training for Personal Protection” is also a good refresher course for those of us who have been shooting for some time.
Obviously, no one is going to learn to be an adequate defensive shooter by reading a book, but Mann’s work will point the new folks in the right direction to obtain that proper training, and it will remind us older hands of the importance of applying the basics to solve a problem.