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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| March 6, 2015 | 98 Comments

Sparks was so excited about the weekend open thread that he asked for one yesterday and he sent me a slew of pictures to choose from, so I picked the least offensive.

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A Blast From the Past:  “Uncle Walter” Predicts the “Coming Ice Age”

A Blast From the Past: “Uncle Walter” Predicts the “Coming Ice Age”

| March 6, 2015 | 19 Comments

Way back when – e.g., in the 1970s – climatologists weren’t worrying about “global warming”.  At that point, the prospect for general global cooling was the big concern. However, today things have changed.  Today, the claim is that man is causing runaway warming of the planet.  Most current climatologists (or at least the most vocal […]

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Was General Betrayus played against Hillary?

Was General Betrayus played against Hillary?

| March 6, 2015 | 37 Comments

No doubt some reading here will accuse me of wearing a tinfoil hat, but I just can’t help believing that the publicizing of charges against General David Petraeus just before the leak about Hillary’s email problem is more than mere coincidence. Was the Petraeus announcement timed to set the stage so that Hillary’s email manipulations […]

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Sensenbrenner; Ban the ATF

Sensenbrenner; Ban the ATF

| March 6, 2015 | 22 Comments

According to The Hill, James Sensenbrenner, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin is proposing to ban the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that lacks a clear mission. Its ‘Framework’ is an affront to the Second Amendment and yet another reason why Congress should pass the ATF […]

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Court to Army: refer to Manning as a woman

Court to Army: refer to Manning as a woman

| March 6, 2015 | 137 Comments

Anon in Jax sends us a link to NBC News which reports that the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has instructed the Army to refer to that Manning person in court documents in either gender-neutral or female terms; “Reference to appellant in all future formal papers filed before this court and all future orders […]

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Congress opposes “green tip” ban

Congress opposes “green tip” ban

| March 6, 2015 | 34 Comments

The Washington Times reports that 239 members of Congress have signed a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Todd Jones asking that he oppose the current moves the agency is planning to ban 5.56mm “green tip” ammunition that is used in most AR style rifles. White House press secretary Josh Earnest […]

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Is Anybody Surprised?

Is Anybody Surprised?

| March 6, 2015 | 32 Comments

Looks like those rumors of Eddie-boi’s return from the land of borscht and vodka were a bit premature. Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns Yeah, right. My guess is Snowden’s first mention of a possible return was a “trial baloon”, and he got word (or correctly read the tea leaves) that […]

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Friday morning feel good story

Friday morning feel good story

| March 6, 2015 | 4 Comments

Our first story comes from Indiana where you don’t need a restraining order if you have a gun; Investigators say a mother feared for her life when she shot and killed her ex-boyfriend early Wednesday morning. Police identified the ex-boyfriend Thursday as 34-year-old Anthony Santura Smith of Indianapolis. Investigators said Smith had not lived in […]

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