“The fired employee [Alton Nolen] who beheaded a woman with a knife and stabbed another person at an Oklahoma food processing plant on Friday likely would have hurt more people if it weren’t for the company’s heroic
chief operating officer, who shot and neutralized the suspect before police arrived…. [Nolen] recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam. Nolen had recently converted to Islam, according to the co-workers…. Immediately after being fired, Nolen reportedly drove to the entrance of the business and started attacking co-workers at random. He allegedly beheaded 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, several times before he was shot and stopped by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer….”
“A man was shot in the chest early Friday morning after trying to break into the home of a former girlfriend, according to police…. Citing the woman living at an apartment complex, [authorities] said she called officers regarding a former boyfriend kicking her door. Police said the woman fired two shots at the man once he made entry into the unit, hitting him once in the chest. The man fled from the scene and tried to hide in the area. A K-9 unit was able to locate him behind bushes… The victim … had been sleeping with a chair in front of her door to keep her stalker out….” After the incident, the victim (the woman who was stalked, not the man who was deservedly shot
he most definitely was not a victim) posted a blog entry, and had this to say: “I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog. After 6 months of stalking and threats against my life my stalker finally snapped and decided to kick my door in and make good on his promise. Out of fear, the past month I had begun sleeping with a chair propped against my front door, to give myself a few extra precious seconds in case of emergency. I shudder to think how differently things might’ve turned out had I not barricaded the door. I awoke around 1:15 am to the sound of the door giving way after one kick followed by the sounds of my stalker struggling to dislodge the chair while forcing his way inside. I jumped up and grabbed the gun I’ve learned to do everything even shower with. I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I’d stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds. I’ve never been so afraid in my life. I do not know if he is living, but I do know the police have him and that’s what helps the most. For months of him evading the police I began to question whether he was unstoppable. Untraceable. Houdini, he would murder me and get away with it. As of now I’m in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief. I shook as the canines drag him out from his hiding place under a bush. I survived, where so many people do not…. Those who believe there was other things to be done have never had someone tell you that you no longer deserve to draw breath and mean it. And for the ‘shouldve fired a warning shot’ folks: There are no warning shots, a gun is a deadly force, you only pull that trigger if you are in fear for your life and all other methods of deterring are gone. When he kicked my door in, there was no longer a deterrent preventing harm. Warning shots are dangerous and could hurt the unintended. This is not a wild west movie. That’s what responsible gun ownership is.”
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The leftists (those folks that many misname as liberals or progressives) don’t have a clue about “fairness”.
What’s my evidence this time?
“The Oklahoma City Police Department says an 11-year-old girl shot a man who got into a fight with the child’s mom at a SE OKC mobile home Wednesday morning…. Five children were inside the home when the incident happened…. 25-year-old Leonard Demon Henry broke in through the glass door and began attacking his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her…. That’s when police say the victim’s young daughter shot him twice. Police say when they arrived, the found him running from the home with a gun shot wound.” [A stupid question for gun banners: What would the outcome have been if the young girl didn’t have a gun? Her mom would be dead, and there’s a good chance that some or all of the children would be dead or injured. Ban guns? You’re crazy.]
What is it with the government’s perversion with inversions? It seems the White House is so determined to crack down on companies trying to escape paying taxes here, that it never stopped to first consider “why” they are bolting from here.
Let me save you the trouble – it’s the higher taxes. And it’s killing a lot of American corporations. That doesn’t mean they’re putting profits before patriotism. But it does mean, without profits they won’t go very far with just patriotism. Bottom line, it’s about the bottom line. Companies need to make money, and a growing number of businesses have concluded that’s getting very tough to do here.
It’s not just the top corporate tax rate in America that’s hurting them. At 35%, it’s the highest of the world’s developed countries. But when you combine national, state and city tax rates, the so-called nominal corporate tax rate is nearly 40%. And that doesn’t include the cost of regulations, especially the taxes and administrative costs associated with the President’s health-care law….
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“Northeast Pacific coastal warming since 1900 is often ascribed to anthropogenic greenhouse forcing, whereas multidecadal temperature changes are widely interpreted in the framework of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), which responds to regional atmospheric dynamics. This study uses several independent data sources to demonstrate that century-long warming around the northeast Pacific margins, like multidecadal variability, can be primarily attributed to changes in atmospheric circulation. It presents a significant reinterpretation of the region’s recent climate change origins, showing that atmospheric conditions have changed substantially over the last century, that these changes are not likely related to historical anthropogenic and natural radiative forcing, and that dynamical mechanisms of interannual and multidecadal temperature variability can also apply to observed century-long trends….”
“Two suspects are dead and a gas station clerk injured following an attempted armed robbery at a gas station late Monday evening…. Once on scene, officers found the clerk with gunshot wounds to his legs. The gas station clerk told police three masked men entered the gas station and during the robbery attempt, gunfire was exchanged. The suspects ran out of the store, and police later found two suspects unresponsive near the shooting….”
“The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABM) was recently forced to admit it alters the temperatures recorded at almost all the official weather stations in Australia. The ABM came clean on its temperature fiddling largely because of the fierce scrutiny of Graham Lloyd, environment editor for The Australian and The Weekend Australian, who published a series of articles on the ABM’s number-fudging. Using a process it calls homogenization, ABM has replaced actual temperature measurements with massaged numbers. ABM claims anomalies have arisen in both the historical data and current measurements due to a wide variety of factors unrelated to climate, such as differing types of instruments used, choices of calibration or enclosure and where it was located, and the closure of some stations and opening of others. The ABM argues such factors justify homogenization of the numbers. Critics point out a much worse anomaly in the homegenization process: Almost all the alterations resulted in higher temperatures being reported for the present and lower numbers for the past–with the higher numbers being used to demonstrate a historical warming trend–than the numbers that were actually recorded. Downward homogenizations in recent years were rare. In some areas, downward temperature trends measured over time showed a significantly increased temperature trend after homogenization. The difference between actually measured temperatures and homogenized temperatures topped 4 degrees Celsius over certain periods at some measuring stations….”
(video) “Here’s the deal, folks. Al Gore and some other dudes bought some companies and stocks in green technology and now all they have to do is scare the living daylights out of you until you are begging for a carbon tax… They just tell you the debate is over…. That’s another funny one, the debate is over. ‘I’ll have to take all your money or the world will end. I’m sorry, the debate is over’….”
“The curtain has come down on Climate Change: The Musical and reviews of the taxpayer-funded play about global warming are downright icy. The play, which is actually entitled ‘The Great Immensity,’ and was produced by Brooklyn-based theater company The Civilians, Inc. with a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, ended its run early amid a storm of criticism from reviewers and lawmakers alike. It opened a year late, reached just five percent of its anticipated audience and likely fell short of its ambitious goal of informing a new generation about the perceived dangers of man-caused climate change. Plus, it apparently wasn’t very good….” [Are we living in Communist Russia? What on earth is the U.S. Government doing funding BLATANT political propaganda? The people behind this are corrupt to the core. Give us taxpayers our money back, for goodness sakes!!!! Of course they won’t do that
once in power and funded, bureaucrats aren’t accountable to anybody. At the very least they could have a titch of integrity and spend the money on scientific research into REAL issues, instead of playing Chicken Little on a global scale!]