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Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder
WSB-TV [Atlanta], by Staff

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Posted By:markinalpine, 1/5/2013 12:24:56 PM

LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday. The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar. But the man eventually found the family.

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She had a .38 revolver. She had better get a semi-auto pistol with a high capacity magazine before the obysmal won and his demonrat thugs succeed in getting them banned.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 1/5/2013 12:27:22 PM     (No. 9100306)

She needs to work on her shot placement. He shouldn´t have survived the encounter with her using .38 caliber rounds.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DocH, 1/5/2013 12:37:39 PM     (No. 9100326)

I had a cop show me a photo once taken back in the ´30s, when most cops used .38s, of a armed perp who had been shot more than 40 times before ceasing to resist. That´s why a lot of departments bought .357s.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/5/2013 12:40:48 PM     (No. 9100339)

Poorly written article, first it said the punk had face and neck wounds, then farther into the article it said he had punctured lungs, punctured liver and might not survive the night. I think she did pretty good but she needs a semi-auto with a 17 round clip.

Hope he assumes room temp.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/5/2013 12:41:45 PM     (No. 9100343)

A story that warms the heart. Send a copy to Diane Frankenstein who, without question, is armed or accompanied by armed people.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/5/2013 12:44:04 PM     (No. 9100348)

The laboratory of experience advises the self-defender to use enough gun.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fastphil, 1/5/2013 12:44:24 PM     (No. 9100350)

Nice shootin Tex!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/5/2013 12:45:36 PM     (No. 9100353)

I believe Slater should be charged with his own `attempted murder` as his actions caused the homeowner to put his life in jeopardy during the commission of a serious crime.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: calgrammy, 1/5/2013 12:52:53 PM     (No. 9100371)

I love happy endings.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/5/2013 1:01:16 PM     (No. 9100383)

That was some good shooting. She might want to consider the use of starburst ammo that expands to twice its diameter (.38 x 2= .76, or 3/4 of an inch) upon impact. That destroys lots more tissue, and takes the burden off of the surgeons, who don´t have to operate. He would have died in his vehicle, if not sooner.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/5/2013 1:08:15 PM     (No. 9100397)

Sometimes you have to be practical. I carry a .380 Kel Tec that is easily concealable and only weighs about ten ounces loaded.

It´s very comfortable and I find myself carrying it more than my other pistols.

It may be a little underpowered but it´s more effective than the heavy .45 that I left at home.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/5/2013 1:13:16 PM     (No. 9100407)

Well, I be this shows up all over the network news shows. Naw. Just kidding- they´ll ignore it- The story does not fit their current anti-gun ownership agenda. Hopefully, they won´t "Zimmerman" this brave woman since her target was a pro-criminal black man.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 1/5/2013 1:15:34 PM     (No. 9100410)

Too bad he lived, he sounds like he practices crime as a way of life since he had six arrests. Plus, the possibility of a lawsuit for self-defense these days is very real. They would probably throw in racism for good measure.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tipover, 1/5/2013 1:18:21 PM     (No. 9100412)

+P hollow-points means that the lowly 380 is much better for defense than it used to be when FMJ (full metal jacket or "ball") was the norm. Spend your money for high end ammo for carry, just make sure your firearm functions with it as some HP bullet shapes may cause problems in some guns. Buy cheap stuff for practice or plinking.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hicksvillekid59, 1/5/2013 1:18:41 PM     (No. 9100413)

I´m still waiting for the happy ending. Maybe tomorrow.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judge, 1/5/2013 1:19:32 PM     (No. 9100416)

Finally some good news!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Buzzman, 1/5/2013 1:27:30 PM     (No. 9100429)

Yeah....great story. I read all about at on CNN......no,wait....it must have been NBC.....no,wait.....maybe it was ABC.......uh....

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Reply 17 - Posted by: grounded, 1/5/2013 1:31:26 PM     (No. 9100432)

Heck, she hit this Gomer with five out of six rounds. Pretty damned good shooting if you ask me. The cops around here have been known to fire their Glocks in a close quarters gunfight until the slide locks back and miss the other guy every freaaking time. Oh for seventeen. And they spend lots of time at the range.

One thing about wheel guns, they rarely jam. Semi-autos; another story.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 1/5/2013 1:48:17 PM     (No. 9100454)

I think she did great. She stopped the intruder, and saved her kids and herself. She defended her home. A hero.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: wrightleaning, 1/5/2013 1:48:37 PM     (No. 9100457)

Why operate on him? Leave him in the closet like the babies that survive a botched abortion.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kafir091101, 1/5/2013 2:02:39 PM     (No. 9100473)

#9/#10/#13/#19: EXACTLY

The 38 revolver is a good defensive arm because of its convenience of carry/concealment along with reasonable recoil for someone who doesn’t have a strong wrist.

I still prefer my M1911 while my wife carries a 5 round Taurus loaded with 38-Special +P topped with the best expanding bullet available!

The fact that she got 5 out of 6 into him is indication that it was/is a good arm for her. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a 5 rounder to begin with.

But, as previously posted, with four exit wounds, it was probably loaded with Hard Ball which is a big No-No for a defensive round.

As a minimum it should have been an expanding round with consideration for +P or +P+ although a +P+ round may have been too much for her to handle.

Hard Ball is for NATO troops. Defensive Rounds are for Defensive Carry!

FWIW: The Fascists in DC and many state capitals have wanted to outlaw defensive rounds in the past and we can expect it to be part of the new push by the Kenyan and that witch from San Fran.

Kafir

PS: Like others here, I love happy endings and #19 nails it for me!


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Reply 21 - Posted by: chumley, 1/5/2013 2:03:57 PM     (No. 9100475)

She is just what an American woman should be; strong, capable, and armed.
The crook, on the other hand, is something he should not be. Alive. Safe bet his medical bills will be on our nickel.

If barry had a son, would he look like that?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jane E, 1/5/2013 2:06:18 PM     (No. 9100478)

It wasn´t just a quick snatch and run burglary. It makes one wonder if he was intentionally looking to harm people since he went upstairs to the attic. He´d be healthy and probably free if he had done a quick grab and go of a few things on the main floor. Oh well, I really don´t feel too sorry for him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: wendybird, 1/5/2013 2:26:02 PM     (No. 9100517)

I see from the photo that the alleged perpetrator was African American, while the husband of the alleged potential “victim” appears caucasian, so we might assume that his wife is also, possibly. In any case, I suspect that this is a racist crime, and that the alleged perpetrator was in fact, the victim. I think we should all send contributions to the victim support fund, in care of the Reverends Sharpton and Jackson, and rest assured that justice will prevail.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: billkoch, 1/5/2013 2:35:08 PM     (No. 9100529)

How long would it have taken the police to get to her house? Long enough for him to kill three people with his crowbar. Another vote for the NRA and gun owners. I congratulate her, but she might need to learn how to aim better, if she shot him in the face. The body is a bigger target.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: woodsman, 1/5/2013 2:42:08 PM     (No. 9100537)

A clear case for high capacity mags

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Reply 26 - Posted by: yuban, 1/5/2013 2:55:16 PM     (No. 9100552)

He haw!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: alto, 1/5/2013 2:59:03 PM     (No. 9100563)

I find this a semi- sad story .I´d want the intruder Dead. In fact, if the story read that he was dead, my first thought would be..."Not Enough". Still, I send my , heartfelt, congratulations to the lady.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/5/2013 3:08:08 PM     (No. 9100568)

Wow #1, how many defensive shootings have you been involved in? Keyboard experts, is there nothing they don´t know?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/5/2013 3:14:31 PM     (No. 9100575)

Good! She couldn´t have shot him with a knife (or a Bible).

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 1/5/2013 3:20:54 PM     (No. 9100581)

..this needs to be used as a PSA ..use hollow points .....



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Reply 31 - Posted by: coldborezero, 1/5/2013 3:33:37 PM     (No. 9100593)

Yes, the full size 1911 in .45ACP is heavy, but it is also quite effective. That is why I always carry TWO. On my person. Because any machine can malfunction and will do so at the worst possible time. I also carry eight extra eight-round MAGAZINES. Got that, folks? MAGAZINES! I carry eight extra MAGAZINES because every gunfight in history was won by the last round fired and I don´t want to be the first one in the fight to run dry. Also because no modern semi-automatic firearm will accept or function with CLIPS. I have tried full and half moon CLIPS, M1 Garand clips, M14 and M16 loading CLIPS, etc. None of my semi-automatics will accept any known CLIP. They all function as designed with the proper MAGAZINE.

I know, I know. I am a fanatic. But firearms are my life. It is what I do. And remember: when choosing a sidearm for personal protection; it is not supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be comforting.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/5/2013 4:00:50 PM     (No. 9100614)

Great post, #32. Loved the quote about the last round fired! I´m going to memorize that for possible future use.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/5/2013 4:36:46 PM     (No. 9100639)

She shot him in the face and neck and also punctured his stomach, his lung and his liver. And some here say she´s not a good shot. Feh. She´s alive, her kids are alive, and he is on a ventilator. Let us know how you do when you end up with a bad guy invading your and your kids´ hiding place.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/5/2013 4:41:30 PM     (No. 9100643)

Keyboard Rambos running rampant here. Terminally boring.

Three cheers for this heroic woman. Zero cheers for those who seize every opportunity to show off in print.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/5/2013 5:12:48 PM     (No. 9100673)

#22 is right. This man was probably looking to harm someone. He already has simple assault on his rather long record, perhaps pled down from a more serious charge.

Mrs. Herman´s husband´s right - she´s a hero. It´s as simple as that, no boring critiques and pedantic babble necessary.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: balogreene, 1/5/2013 5:18:11 PM     (No. 9100682)

As a woman who has never married, why did she waste time calling her husband? If I thought I was in danger I would take the phone into the attic with me, and the gun, and call 911 myself. What a dopey woman! Can´t she make a decision without her husband? Yes, good for her she shot him, but calling your husband first, a waste of time.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: pinger, 1/5/2013 5:31:14 PM     (No. 9100693)

The left won´t like this story. They would have been far more comfortable if the woman was raped, the three victims were murdered, and the house was burned to the ground.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: navybrat, 1/5/2013 7:02:16 PM     (No. 9100770)

I believe she had called the police. She called her husband and he also called them. Her husband was talking to her, I am sure she was scared for her kids and nervous and he was giving her comfort and encouragement for what she had to do.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: realrep, 1/5/2013 7:18:51 PM     (No. 9100781)

Three cheers or Mrs Herman. I´m looking forward to hearing her side of the story in due time.
HA- now she needs one of the door mats that reads ´nevermind the dog, beware of the owner.´

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/5/2013 7:24:53 PM     (No. 9100787)

Kimber Custom II loaded with Hydra-Shok 230 grain .45 ACP. That should work.

On an unrelated note, while cleaning out the garage today I came across an ammo can chock full of surplus Lake City 30.06 that I forgot I had. Off topic, but I had to share the good news.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/5/2013 7:25:14 PM     (No. 9100788)

This knuckleheaded per has been arrested six other times in the county since 2008. What a fraud! No criminal should be set free - period. This is what a liberal criminal justice system brings us - more crime. If this woman wasn´t armed, you would have had three homicides. This makes me sick.

I am glad that she got this SOB. I am sorry he isn´t dead. He should have been denied medical treatment. Another troublesome minority criminal...the inner cities are nothing but criminal breeding zones.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/5/2013 7:26:24 PM     (No. 9100789)

As a woman who has never married

We understand.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: tony54, 1/5/2013 8:28:23 PM     (No. 9100817)

Proof that "you can´t rape a 38!"

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Reply 44 - Posted by: disasterman, 1/5/2013 8:33:48 PM     (No. 9100827)

She should get something bigger for the house, like my FNX 45. Sixteen rounds of .45 Hornaday Critical Defense would have made this a shorter story with a happier ending.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 1/5/2013 8:41:42 PM     (No. 9100833)

Have you posters no sympathy? I am sure this guy broke in to the woman´s house because he has had a bad childhood and was also an honor student throughout school. /s/

You go lady. I´m proud of you.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/5/2013 8:49:20 PM     (No. 9100842)

I agree 22. Seems he went looking to remove any witnesses. Tough choice, should have let the sleeping dog lie.

Hopefully, with the 60% increase in gun sales in Ga., and this story, any likeminded Obama sons may thinj twice before making a rash decision.

People are tired of being victims.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/5/2013 9:11:23 PM     (No. 9100854)

Excellent shooting my good woman. Good little momma there, she and her babies are alive today solely because of her. Some people really should just pass by articles like this without comment and anyone who criticizes this fine lady looks like a bloody fool.

fta: "Deputies arrested 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater in connection with the break-in. He was most recently released from jail in August."

Knock us all over with a feather. He is a jailbird recently released. /sigh

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Reply 48 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 1/5/2013 9:15:16 PM     (No. 9100857)

I also find it odd that a burglar would go upstairs and search out a family hidden in an attic crawlspace. He was bent on violence, not burglary. If he lives, he should be sent away forever.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: beancounter, 1/5/2013 9:58:03 PM     (No. 9100898)

If this happened in CA the intruder would be suing the family for everything they have... and probably winning.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/5/2013 10:00:10 PM     (No. 9100899)

Now those seeking revenge and everyone selling alarm systems will descend on her family because their names and street are listed in the article.

Shoulda used hollow points.
Give her a lifetime memebership to the NRA.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Barkingkangaroo, 1/6/2013 12:01:29 AM     (No. 9100994)

She gave him the benefit of the doubt by retreating and retreating. I would only back up enough to reach my gun. Once yer through my door, cover your ears. The popping sounds start soon thereafter.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 1/6/2013 8:49:20 AM     (No. 9101294)

This mother did her job. She protected her children. The liberals will never understand what she did. She deserves to be praised for her bravery.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: JudithC, 1/7/2013 9:06:44 AM     (No. 9102851)

This courageous woman deserves the medal of honor. She saved her children, herself, put a monster down like he deserved and people find fault with how she did it? All that needs to be said to this exemplar of a woman is "congratulations for your courage, your example, your actions in defense of what is right. I stand in admiration, as will your children for the rest of their lives. Shame on every poster who finds any fault whatsoever with this woman. Would that there were more of her.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: joanie b, 1/7/2013 8:51:36 PM     (No. 9103980)

Maybe the perp drove past their house and saw the two 9-year-old twins playing outside. Thinking they were home alone, he decided to go and get them.

Maybe for personal use; maybe to sell.

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Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives


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