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What liberal media won´t tell
you: School shooting deaths
down, not up, across America

Fox News, by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/23/2014 4:37:24 AM

Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer. While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades. The drop is even larger than the overall decline in the murder rate. Last week, Michael Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations exacerbated the fears by claiming that there were 74 school shootings since the actual Newtown school shooting in December 2012, and that something must be done. But Bloomberg’s numbers were dead

      


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What liberal media won´t tell
you: School shooting deaths
down, not up, across America
Fox News, by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/23/2014 4:37:24 AM     Post Reply
Is there an epidemic of school shootings? Parents are understandably fearful, but their fear is unjustified. Schools are relatively safe places, and they have gotten much safer. While even one death is too many, the number of children killed in school shootings has declined over the last couple of decades. The drop is even larger than the overall decline in the murder rate. Last week, Michael Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations exacerbated the fears by claiming that there were 74 school shootings since the actual Newtown school shooting in December 2012, and that something must be done. But Bloomberg’s numbers were dead

   

 

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Billions at risk as West
Coast port contract ends
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/23/2014 4:34:17 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES – The West Coast ports that are America´s gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence. Now, the contract that covers nearly 20,000 dockworkers is set to expire, and businesses that trade in everything from apples to iPhones are worried about disruptions just as the crush of cargo for the back-to-school and holiday seasons begins. With contentious issues including benefits and job security on the table, smooth sailing is no guarantee. On one side is the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, with its tradition of fierce activism

Small desert town will remember
Harry Reid even after he moves on
Los Angeles Times, by John M. Glionna    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 5:29:05 AM     Post Reply
One of the few signs of this mining town´s most celebrated resident sits out on its lonely eastern flanks, disappearing into the desert like a dusty after-thought. Harry Reid Road is paved for just a few hundred yards before it turns to dirt, on its way to the town cemetery, where many of its namesake´s family members are buried. There´s an elementary school in his name nearby. When it comes to his obvious mark on this town, Reid´s legacy is scant, and that´s how the U.S. Senate majority leader has apparently always wanted it. Born and raised here, the miner´s son who

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friends in Minnesota to fight
alongside ISIS jihadis
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 5:16:45 AM     Post Reply
As many as 15 Somali-American men have left their homes in Minnesota in recent months to travel to the Middle East and join up with ISIS, the jihadist army at war with Syria and Iraq, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The fighters appear to have made the decision to go fight with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant while the terror group was fighting to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but some may now be in Iraq, where the marauding group is seeking to topple Baghdad. "A Muslim has to stand up for [what´s] right," Abdirahmaan Muhumed told MPR News through a

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:26:02 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for "a hostile takeover" of the nation´s capital. Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics. "I can sense right now

   

 

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:19:42 AM     Post Reply
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A Guide to Fast-Moving Events in Iraq
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:16:05 AM     Post Reply
BAGHDAD -- Sunni militants who have been sweeping through northern Iraq shifted their focus to Anbar province, taking two strategic towns in the volatile region west of Baghdad. Heavily armed Shiite rivals, meanwhile, paraded in several cities in a show of force that underlines risks that the conflict could be headed toward a sectarian showdown. A guide to the events that unfolded Saturday: CAPTURED TOWNS Spearheaded by al-Qaida breakaway group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Sunni fighters took the town of Qaim on the Syrian border after a daylong battle Friday, while Rawah along the Euphrates River fell on Saturday.

Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau already sinking into scandal
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 2:13:25 PM     Post Reply
It’s great to have Uncle Sam looking out for the little guy, isn’t it? That’s why it was such a super-duper, nifty idea for Washington to summon into being the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It was created as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act back in 2010, but was originally the brainstorm of now Senator Elizabeth Warren. (You may recall she was initially slated to head the agency, but that was derailed by Congress.) So now that they are on the job, keeping citizens safe from big banking fat cats and ensuring financial responsibility and

Every Senior V.A. Executive Was Rated
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All of the 470 senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs received annual ratings over the last four years indicating that they were “fully successful” in their jobs or even better, according to data released at a congressional hearing on Friday, despite delays in processing disability compensation claims and problems with veterans’ access to the department’s sprawling health care system. None of the department’s senior executives received either of the two lowest of five possible job ratings, “minimally satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory,” in any of the past four fiscal years. The data also showed that in 2013, nearly 80 percent

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Boston philanthropist and power broker Jack Connors recalls being a bit puzzled by the call he got from his state’s senior senator in May 2008. He did not consider himself part of Edward M. Kennedy’s inner circle, so when Kennedy started enthusing about his plans for a grand tribute to the U.S. Senate to be built next to his brother’s presidential library, Connors thought: “I wonder why he’s telling me all of this?” It turned out Kennedy wanted Connors to head up a massive fundraising operation to bring the project into existence. “Senator, I have absolutely no idea how to raise $90 million



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