Friday, March 30, 2007

Raw Story's Forums?

The left wing site, "The Raw Story" USED to have a great forum. Now, in my humble opinion, they suck. I wondered what happened when I tried to log in and it said user did not exist. I first logged in early last year. It was a great forum then. Now, it looks like something I used 10 years ago.

Come on guys, get with the program. Wake up and smell the espresso, this is the 21st Century!

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So, where's CNN when you need them?

Feinstein quits committee under war-profiteer cloud
Report documents military contracts for firms owned by senator's husband
Posted: March 28, 2007
10:05 p.m. Eastern

© 2007

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has abruptly walked away from her responsibilities with the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee after a report linked her votes to the financial well-being of her husband's companies, which received billions of dollars worth of military construction contracts she approved.

As reported in Metroactive, an online report from the Silicon Valley, Feinstein's resignation followed six years of subcommittee work during which time her alleged conflict of interest stemmed from her husband Richard C. Blum's ownership of Perini Corp. and URS Corp.

Feinstein, chairman and ranking member of the subcommittee, regularly reviewed and accepted contracts from her husband's companies for not only construction work for military bases, but also addressing "quality of life" issues for the veterans of the United States military services.

Really, WHERE is the main stream media on this? WHY do I have to find out about it through World Net Daily? You know, if she was a Republican, someone would want some congressional investigation on this one.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

A Survey (Not mine)

I received a request from a researcher (best description I could think of) from Stony Brook University. I decided to go ahead and post their message here. Respond, don't respond, it's your choice.
Exploring the Role of Internet Advertising in American Politics

This survey is designed to help us understand what Americans like you think about internet advertising, modern campaigns, and politics. We are very interested in your thoughts on this matter and greatly appreciate your participation.

Click here to take the survey:

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 don't know crap about guns. (So what else is new?)

...Handguns– as we know them– did not exist at the time the Constitution was written, until the forerunner of the modern handgun became mass marketed after the Civil War. So how can they have been protected under the Second Amendment when they didn’t exist at the time?...

In their latest, DUMBEST article on guns, or more specifically, on the recent overturning of Washington DC's ILLEGAL gun ban, they make the mis-statement above, that handguns did not exist when the 2nd Amendment was first written!

Mind you, they added the caveat, that "as we know them." Not that it matters. A handgun, is a gun that can be held and fired by one hand. It doesn't matter if it holds 1, 2, 6, 10, or 15 or more rounds. IF you can hold it in one hand, and shoot it with some fair amount of accuracy, it's a handgun. And those of us who know guns, KNOW that pistols have been in existence for a very long time.

What I find interesting, the "Gun Guys" don't publish an email address, nor do they allow comments on their blog, because they KNOW, those of us who REALLY know guns and history could show them where they are wrong in their opinions.

As usual, they are the typical, cowardly left wing, anti-gun liberals, who spew their typical anti-gun/anti-freedom rhetoric, and don't want any rebuttal to prove them wrong.

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Crime, in nearly gun-free UK? Oh my!

Gun gang threatens police

Police were threatened by a gang at gunpoint -giving rise to fears the latest wave of gun crime could be spreading into the Richmond.

Concerned residents called officers to Boileau Road, Barnes, at around 11pm on Thursday, March 8, after a group of men were seen acting suspiciously.

The three men made off as soon as police arrived and were chased on foot to a nearby cul-de-sac, where one aimed a single-barrel sawn-off shotgun at officers and threatened them.

No shots were fired and when police withdrew the suspects made off in the direction of Kilmington Road.

Search teams were combing through a taped-off area surrounding Baynes House, a block of flats in Kilmington Road, the following day for vital clues as to the suspects' identities.

They are described only as wearing balaclavas or bandannas.

Nigel Magid, whose mum Eileen lives in the flats, said: "My mother has only just moved in here.

"She had the scare of her life - there was so much commotion."

One other resident, who did not want to be named, said: "At about 3am there were helicopters all over the place.

"There were some lads out here with a gun - they tried to break into someone's house down the road.

"Police were walking up and down all night and all the neighbours were out talking.

"It was mad - it's normally quiet around here, you just don't expect this sort of thing."

The two police officers were unharmed in the incident.

Police have said enquiries are ongoing and are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward and contact the incident room on 020 8217 7366. No arrests have been made.

11:19am today

By Natalie Fahy

If it weren't so tragic, it would be funny. The UK has practically outlawed the private possession of firearms, yet gun crime is on the rise in the island nation. I think they need to do two things, at least. One, repeal all the laws that have disarmed the law-abiding populace, and arm their police, completely. It's long past due.

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