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Archive for August, 2013

Harvard Study Finds Violent Crime Rises As Gun Ownership Falls

Harvard University has released a study on whether it’s possible to discern patterns of cause and effect between gun ownership and the incidence of violent crime. Study authors Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser did find such a relationship: an inverse one. The study, called “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?” compares data on […]

Biden Said He Will Impeach The President For War Not Approved By Congress… In 2007

If President Barack Obama launches an attack on Syria without full Congressional approval, do you think Vice President Joe Biden will attempt to have him impeached? On Tuesday, we brought you Constitution-friendly Obama, circa 2007; today, we will revisit a Biden of the same vintage. In 2007, Senator Biden said that he would absolutely do […]

Ron Paul: Middle Of The Road In Healthcare Leads To Socialism

This article by physician and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul was first published Monday at his website. Read Paul’s thoughts on why free-market health care isn’t the absurdity that liberal pundits make it out to be, and feel free to share the article with friends. The ever-expanding role of government in healthcare provides an excellent example of Ludwig […]

Only Black Senator, A Republican, Left Out Of 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights March

There was a noticeable absence Wednesday from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Tim Scott, the Nation’s only black Senator. Speakers at the event included Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), Martin Luther King III, MSNBC host Al Sharpton, along with Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and […]

Three Hit By Camera Drone At Virginia Bull Run

DINWIDDIE, Va., (UPI) –  Three people who made it through a Virginia bull run without injuries ended up with minor wounds from a flying camera drone. Brad Fillius said he went to the Great Bull Run in Dinwiddie with his wife and several friends Saturday and they made it through the 11 a.m. run without […]

Oxford Dictionaries Online Adds ‘Squee,’ ‘Selfie,’ ‘Twerk’

OXFORD, England, (UPI) –  Britain’s Oxford University Press announced additions to its online dictionary include “squee,” “selfie,” “buzzworthy” and “twerk.” The university press said the latest quarterly update to its free Oxford Dictionaries Online includes dozens of words, such as “squee,” an exclamation expressing “great delight or excitement”; “selfie,” defined as “a photograph that one […]

Wife Of George Zimmerman Gets Probation In Perjury Plea Deal

SANFORD, Fla., (UPI) –  Shelley Zimmerman, the wife of the man acquitted of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin, was put on probation after pleading guilty to perjury Wednesday. The plea deal allowed her to admit to a lesser form of perjury and avoid a felony conviction, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Zimmerman had been accused of […]

Schools Pulling Healthy Lunches Because Students Won’t Eat Them

WASHINGTON, (UPI) –  School systems across the United States say students aren’t eating the federally funded lunches served under a program touted by first lady Michelle Obama. Saying they are losing money throwing out uneaten food, a number of school districts are revising the menus designed to fight childhood obesity, CBS News reported Wednesday. The […]

Gallup: Blacks Feel Whites Have Advantage In Getting Jobs

PRINCETON, N.J.,  (UPI) –  As in 1963, a majority U.S. blacks now say they believe whites have the advantage in the job market, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated. The results, released on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, indicated 60 percent of blacks said they thought whites have better chances than blacks […]

Shooting Victim In Oklahoma Laid To Rest In Home Country Of Australia

DUNCAN, Okla., (UPI) –  The Australian man fatally shot in Oklahoma was buried Wednesday in his home country after an autopsy revealed he died of a single gunshot to the back. Mourners packed Melbourne’s St Therese’s Church for the funeral of Christopher Lane, who was attending Oklahoma’s East Central University on a baseball scholarship when […]

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