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Newtown School Shootings:
Celebrities demand gun control

Reuters, by Alexander C. Kaufman & Greg Gilman

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/14/2012 5:26:04 PM

The Connecticut school shooting that killed 27 -- including up to 20 children -- horrified Hollywood along with the rest of the nation, prompting one of the most pro-gun control segments of the country to again demand better restrictions and more mental health services. The shooting at a Newtown grade school came just months afer July´s deadly "Dark Knight Rises" shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colo. Filmmakers and actors used their celebrity to plead for change on Twitter. "Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late," tweeted "Bowling for Columbine" director Michael Moore.

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Celebutards rush in to grab some attention for themselves.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/14/2012 5:29:42 PM     (No. 9066022)

Wow. That´s all Reuters can think to do at this time - invite celebrities to flap their gums?

I frankly don´t car what Snoop, Brittney, Fat Mikey or any of them think. They don´t really think anyway. They don´t even matter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2012 5:31:26 PM     (No. 9066027)

Ah, yes - the purveyors of such artistic films such as "Kill Bill" and "Kill Bill 2", etc. etc. ad nauseum.

Sure, we should be quiet and listen closely to what our betters have to say on the subject.

/contempt off/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/14/2012 5:32:25 PM     (No. 9066030)

When Hollywood shows only films that don´t feature any kind of gun violence then we´ll talk about it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rayscain, 12/14/2012 5:32:35 PM     (No. 9066031)

How about "celebrities" taking responsibility for the s**t they spew out in their movies and videos!!!!

Maybe THIS contributes to the violence we see in todays youth!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Norwegian Goddess, 12/14/2012 5:32:41 PM     (No. 9066032)

I´ve yet to hear someone mention that perhaps if some of the staff at the school had been armed they could have stopped the shooter and saved lives.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tucker, 12/14/2012 5:34:50 PM     (No. 9066035)

It´s not gun control that will solve the problem of out of control people. It is the culture...you know, when a comic (and I use that term very loosely) says that he gets to shoot all the white people and the audience roars with laughter. Hey, really smart. Or when children play for hours and hours on end, games that are amazingly violent. Parents much too interested in their own world. The humanity of this country is gone and the "cool" people are responsible.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: janylou, 12/14/2012 5:36:08 PM     (No. 9066039)

The answer is not gun control. IT´S GOD!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: armywife85, 12/14/2012 5:39:34 PM     (No. 9066044)

#7 exactly!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 12/14/2012 5:43:49 PM     (No. 9066049)

#7 Is right the liberals have banned prayer in the schools, banned the Ten Commandments from our courts, they have approved abortion-the killing of innocent children and so God has left us alone. We need to repent and pray that God will heal our land. Perhaps if more sane citizens exercised their 2nd Amendment right and carried there would be fewer innocents killed by complete evil crazy people intend on doing others harm.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/14/2012 5:44:02 PM     (No. 9066050)

Yes, indeed. By all means, let´s hear purveyors of the filth and violence that have destroyed our culture tell us what´s good for us as a people.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Griz70, 12/14/2012 5:46:06 PM     (No. 9066056)

Poster #7 is right. When we are all smart enough to see this, many of our problems will have receded.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/14/2012 5:50:41 PM     (No. 9066064)

Yes #7! Those of us, Americans, who have been fighting those who seek to strip us of all rights to honor The Lord Jesus Christ in our institutions need to wake up!!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sherlock, 12/14/2012 5:51:00 PM     (No. 9066066)

These filthy whores and whore-mongers promote the violence in the first place, with their foul mouth languish, their violent movies and videos, their shoving God out of everything and the murdering of the UN-born, THEY should keep their nasty mouths shuts and be Shunned!! This is no time for these perverts to come out now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/14/2012 5:53:57 PM     (No. 9066071)

Did anyone read about the 22 children and one teacher than were stabbed in China today; probably not?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/14/2012 5:54:16 PM     (No. 9066073)

CNN just interviewed Bonnie Franklin. She believes guns are "sad".
Back to you, Dick!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2012 5:56:06 PM     (No. 9066074)

Wait - - why hasn´t Jamie Foxx weighed in on this?

/disgust off/

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Reply 17 - Posted by: msjena, 12/14/2012 5:56:47 PM     (No. 9066076)

They would be just as dead if they were shot with an illegal weapon. (Connecticut has gun control, doesn´t it?) And the hypocrisy of the Hollywood, which spews forth films that celebrate gun violence, torture and killing in general, cannot be overstated.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/14/2012 5:58:05 PM     (No. 9066082)

Another internet article today notes that in China an individual went into a school and slashed 22 people. Is there a possibility that a person with a knife can injure/kill more individuals in a closed setting than with a gun. The gun creates a loud sound that is heard throughout the building and alerts others to a potential problem, whereas a knife attack does not do so to the same degree, especially with small children that frequently are loud, for good or bad reasons.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: noddy, 12/14/2012 6:03:48 PM     (No. 9066088)

Many of these celebrities have bodyguards carrying guns, and some of the celebrities themselves have guns. So Michael Moore, et al, check out your own house first before taking to the microphone. We still may not go along with you, but at least it will add more plausibility when you open your mouths without a movie script in front of you.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: gustavwasa, 12/14/2012 6:05:21 PM     (No. 9066091)

Are these the same celebrities who celebrating the new violence orgy film "Django Unchanined" as fine art ... (cough up a hunk of phlegm and spit)


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Reply 21 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 12/14/2012 6:06:44 PM     (No. 9066096)

#14 - Yes, I read about it. I had the same initial reaction and comparison that I´m sure you did. But when I read further, the one difference is that everyone survived.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Theeo, 12/14/2012 6:07:05 PM     (No. 9066098)

Human life is cheap here in America, so if you have a gripe, go on a murder spree, after all, that´s what our leaders in the GOV have legalized since 1973 at the tune of approx 1.2 million per year.
It´s not change in our right to bear arms that´s needed, it´s our reaffirmation of the dignity of human life.
As you sew, you will reap. Advocate to kill, you´ve directed to murder.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/14/2012 6:09:53 PM     (No. 9066101)

Barnacles. Looking for their 15 minutes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JAN, 12/14/2012 6:11:58 PM     (No. 9066104)

Is it time to sequester the mentally ill.

Jared Lochner

Auroro shooter

And now Lanza

Let´s ask Mayor Bloomberg what he thinks about the mentally ill roaming the streets of NYC.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Tianne, 12/14/2012 6:12:50 PM     (No. 9066105)

In times of tragedy, news outlets used to request comments from ministers, priests, and rabbis - now they seek reactions from liberal Hollywood celebrities, the very people who make their lavish livings off of peddling gory and blood-soaked violence and gruesome mayhem. That these shallow and self-absorbed ´celebrities´ would open their hypocritical mouths to comment while this tragedy is unfolding, demonstrates their total disrespect and disconnect (except from each other).

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Reply 26 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 12/14/2012 6:13:28 PM     (No. 9066107)

Bloomberg and all the rest of the self haters can go hang for my money,,,
there´s 22 thousand gun laws now,,,on a right that the Constitution says "Shall not be infringed".
What we need is a registry of folks on psychotropic drugs.....and a whole lot fewer mayors telling us things.
Almost all these shoot´em ups happen in states where the most strident laws are in place.
One licensed carry and this clown woul npthave made it out of the front hallway.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: horacer, 12/14/2012 6:16:14 PM     (No. 9066113)

Chicago´s got gun control. Any celebutards want to take a walk on the South Side at say 20 AM on Saturday.

Overall gun violence is at a 40 year low, explain that morons.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/14/2012 6:18:51 PM     (No. 9066117)

f My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

I´m thinking #7 has it right. God has told us all along what the problem is. Our government is being internally abused and our nation is approaching chaos. We know how to fix it...let´s do it!



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Reply 29 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/14/2012 6:19:41 PM     (No. 9066120)

Was Quentin Tarantino unavailable for comment?
Anyone ever see Pulp Fiction, or the like? How does senseless, almost joyful violence like that play in a crazy man´s mind, I ask you??? Why don´t the self-righteous Hollywood twits do a little dusting around their neighborhood before they try and clean up this country?

Shut up and sing or act or whatever you for make believe.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mean Gene, 12/14/2012 6:21:21 PM     (No. 9066122)

Obama blew the ´´dog whistle´´ and all his dogs responded asap.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: KansasWind, 12/14/2012 6:23:07 PM     (No. 9066126)

What is outrageous is that the schools do not take responsibility for protecting the children.

All teachers should be required to have a concealed weapon in order to carry out their primary responsibility of protecting the lives of children.

This means they must be trained on gun use.
This means they must regularly practice and qualify.

If they don’t carry a gun, fire them for their primary responsibility must be to protect the children.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 12/14/2012 6:24:29 PM     (No. 9066128)

We´ve had the right to keep and bear arms for over two centuries and when I was young (in the 50s) there was no such thing as mass shootings in this country.
If these Hollywood idiots would like to know what´s changed over the past 40 to 50 years, they should ask Quentin Tarentino or Sam Peckinpaugh or the producers of "Criminal Minds" or the rap "artists" who make millions off bloodthirsty lyrics.
THAT´S what´s changed over the past 40 to 50 years.
Or to put a finer point on it -
Guns don´t kill people - - - senseless violence glorified by Hollywood does.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/14/2012 6:27:13 PM     (No. 9066133)

All teachers should be qualified and authorized for concealed carry. That would solve this type of problem.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: navybrat, 12/14/2012 6:30:10 PM     (No. 9066140)

I wonder if any of these young men shooters were put on mind/behavior altering drugs as children. They definitely have mental problems, but nothing can be done until they harm or kill someone.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 12/14/2012 6:30:13 PM     (No. 9066141)

God help any of those Hollywood harlots and sodomites who try to take away my family´s guns! Let them try! After all every now and then the liberty bell must be covered in blood to keep our freedom refreshed.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/14/2012 6:30:19 PM     (No. 9066143)

Reality Show idea...

Let´s arrange for a...
"Celebrity Circular Firing Squad!!"...
with Live Ammo... !!

And the nominations this year are...
(write your own... )

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/14/2012 6:32:46 PM     (No. 9066149)

The correlation between gun-controllers and socialists is consistent and absolute - no coincidence.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/14/2012 6:33:33 PM     (No. 9066152)

sorry for the double post...
but...

With the current interest in the Geminid meteor shower/s...

Someone will suggest we call the show...
"Shooting Stars!!"

so I just did...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/14/2012 6:34:24 PM     (No. 9066155)

Guns of all kinds were easily available long before spree killings became a national concern. To anyone who has lived long enough to witness the changes, it is perfectly obvious that our depraved, nihilistic, violent pop culture is a significant contributor to these terrible crimes. Have fanatical gun control advocates never read the "lyrics" of rap "music" that teenagers, most of them white, consume? Have they no idea what wildly popular video games are like? Do they not watch the pornographic violence on TV and at the movies? Taking such influences and others like them into account, the wonder is not that such massacres are happening, but that they are not (yet) a daily occurrence.

Instead of focusing on the tools of violence, "celebrities" would do far better to crusade to clean up the sewer that popular culture has become. The irony, and the hypocrisy is that many of those demanding more gun control are among the worst polluters and purveyors of the toxic entertainment milieu that makes these awful spree murders virtually inevitable. We should also keep in mind that the damage inflicted on vulnerable minds and souls by the incredibly violent, pornographic, obscene entertainment industry is not limited to shooting massacres, which are (still) rare. Millions of non-violent victims of our poisonous pop culture exist and manifest more subtle but still serious signs of moral damage from prolonged exposure to the trash that is today aggressively peddled to the masses for profit.



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Reply 40 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 12/14/2012 6:37:56 PM     (No. 9066158)

In a sane world, we should just have the cops teaching children and have the teachers out on patrol.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/14/2012 6:43:33 PM     (No. 9066170)

It isn´t simply the violence and pornography that is glorified in hollywood, but it is the really, deeply disturbing inmitigated GORE and putrid, perverted depictions of extremely disturbed psychological minds in various renditions that make it so horrible and UNTHINKABLE. The degree of twisted and sick stuff that is shown or described in movies (both long and short), music, television, animation, etc. is what sets off people who are already on the verge of insanity. Those depictions make these sick people think it is okay to act on their urges. I am willing to bet most of you haven´t seen anywhere near the horrific stuff that is out there. If you did, you would be making this a priority issue. No, the left has gladly pushed for an anything goes society and glorified the worst evil. I am very thick-skinned when it comes to seeing blood and guts, but the stuff they show nowadays makes me have lasting nightmares ...it is SO bad.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/14/2012 6:47:34 PM     (No. 9066180)

God is not allowed in schools, the 10 Commandments cannot be seen, the culture is sinking into the sewer.
Children grow up never hearing "Thou shalt not kill".


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Reply 43 - Posted by: TX_blanke, 12/14/2012 6:53:13 PM     (No. 9066184)

Amen #24. Blow off the self-important hollywood glitterati and write some tough regulations on psychiatrists who pass out these mood altering drugs like candy. Force people who need "anti-depressant" to at least be observed for 10 days.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: TX_blanke, 12/14/2012 6:55:02 PM     (No. 9066186)



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Reply 45 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/14/2012 6:58:04 PM     (No. 9066192)

Lets do away with the Second Amendment and hand over our sovereignty to the UN. That should make the world a lot safer and better place!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: retiree, 12/14/2012 6:58:58 PM     (No. 9066193)

I agree with poster. I too, was young in the 50s and you very rarely heard of any killings. Our prisons weren´t overcrowded either.
We didn´t have drug problems back then either.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: steveracer, 12/14/2012 7:15:53 PM     (No. 9066214)

I live in Newtown, I live in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown. It is a community of no collar and white collar, we all get along. Its a great place. The shooter was insane. Gun control is not the solution.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/14/2012 7:16:27 PM     (No. 9066216)

Not a peep from the Hollyweirdites about the horrific violence coming out of Hollyweird. Violence in music, violence in movies, violence on tv, violence in games, all can be placed at the door of "Entertainers". Are they calling for any changes to the level of violence they create?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/14/2012 7:59:58 PM     (No. 9066281)

There is NO doubt that someone who supports the means and right of self defense, will be interviewed and will face the usual ´charges´ about the gun culture. They won´t listen and will tune out when it is suggested that merely making a law doesn´t mean the action it is meant to stop, will stop. When will someone interview the ACLU types who fought established law to release mental defectives into the general population?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Java D, 12/14/2012 9:19:06 PM     (No. 9066392)

News flash: Connecticut has gun control, some of the strictest laws in the country. This country needs maniac control, forced institutionalization of violence-prone lunatics.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 12/14/2012 9:27:44 PM     (No. 9066406)

celebrities glorify guns! hypocrites!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/14/2012 9:30:36 PM     (No. 9066410)

When Hollyweird gets rid of body guards and alarm systems and walk free like the rest of US, get back to me.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: mercedesops, 12/14/2012 10:15:14 PM     (No. 9066476)

First ban violent unions, music and movies. Oh wait the people who produce that stuff are Obama´s base--can´t touch them.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: daydreamer10, 12/14/2012 10:37:56 PM     (No. 9066503)

All responsible good, honest and decent folks should carry guns. If one or two of the teachers in the school in Connecticut had carry permits and guns, a bad person could have been stopped.

I´m a grandmother and not a violent person, but I would have done my best to stop the shooter.


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Reply 55 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/15/2012 3:54:58 AM     (No. 9066736)

Left unsaid is that celebrities (and I use that term loosely) still want to keep their own guns and gun toting bodyguards.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2012 9:28:15 AM     (No. 9068862)

If it were not for car chases and automatic weapons spraying the screen for hours at a time, there would be no movies made in hollywood. They certainly don´t have actors any more.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: kate3513, 12/16/2012 3:24:46 PM     (No. 9069456)

I say lets ban Hollywood. They have taken violence to new levels over and over again in the name of more money. I wonder why we don´t hear an outcry from Hollywood about the 3000+ babies aborted on 12-14-12. They pick and choose based on their moral character which based on their movies, music and lifestyles leave a lot to desire. Like the kettle calling the pot black.

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Women’s specialty clothing chain Coldwater Creek filed for bankruptcy on Friday and said it will close all of its stores around the country, including 11 in Minnesota. The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company plans to time its liquidation sales to coincide with the traditionally busy Mother’s Day weekend. Coldwater Creek is the latest retailer to seek protection from creditors as consumers continue to manage their household budgets tightly and hold back on discretionary spending. Others to file for bankruptcy include discount chain Loehmann’s, trendy retailer Dots and the plus-sized Ashley Stewart Holdings. Coldwater Creek announced plans to seek strategic alternatives in October,



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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
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Why You Should Be Sympathetic
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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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Biden Tells Boston Bombing
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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Casual marijuana use linked with
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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
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Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you


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