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The Effect of the Connecticut Shootings in Tennessee

on December 18, 2012, 9:14 PM / in Opinion

The Jackson Sun which is owned by the Gannett News Services and delivers papers here in my hometown decided to use the incident in Connecticut  to its measure by talking to a very good friend of mine, Bill Pflaum (Bill and his wife Cindy have own of the Highland Place Bed & Breakfast in Jackson for 12 years) and use it […]

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TSA’s Grip on Internal Travel is Tightening

TSA’s Grip on Internal Travel is Tightening

on December 18, 2012, 11:13 AM / in News

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Wendy McElroy] The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tightening its grip on domestic travcel. I don’t mean the random, unpredictable security checks at bus, subway and train stations which already exist. I mean a coordinated and systematic police control of internal travel within America. Groundwork is being laid.APPLICATION TO MAKE U.S. […]

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Disingenuous Solution Seekers

Disingenuous Solution Seekers

on December 18, 2012, 10:40 AM / in News, Opinion

“we live in a fallen world, man is inherently evil (God said so)”

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Even without Congress, Obama could act to restrict guns

Even without Congress, Obama could act to restrict guns

on December 18, 2012, 6:57 AM / in News

(Editor’s Note: This is a Scary Thought) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unburdened by re-election worries and empowered by law to act without Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama could take action to improve background checks on gun buyers, ban certain gun imports and bolster oversight of dealers. Prospects for gun control legislation intensified in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, […]

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White House highlights ‘obstacles’ to taking action on guns

White House highlights ‘obstacles’ to taking action on guns

on December 18, 2012, 6:42 AM / in News

By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket As gun control advocates and even some gun rights supporters call for renewed focus on gun control, including a ban on assault weapons, following Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., the White House tamped down suggestions Monday that it will act quickly on the issue. When asked at Monday’s press briefing about […]

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Australian resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament because he apparently hates money

Australian resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament because he apparently hates money

on December 18, 2012, 6:29 AM / in Sports

By Shane Bacon If there is one thing people in the golf world know, it’s that including the words “Tiger Woods” into anything will get eyeballs on your craft. A party, a golf tournament or even a measly blog post, Tiger is THE guy in the game to create buzz and it still isn’t even close (sorry Rory McIlroy). But […]

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Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

on December 18, 2012, 6:21 AM / in News

BUDA, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas school board is banning the Confederate battle flag from district property and district-sponsored events. Hays board members voted 5-2 Monday to amend the student code of conduct to ban the flag, which was formerly displayed with the Hays High School Rebel mascot. The ban also covers any imagery deemed to be racially hostile, […]

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Give Me A Break, Yes

Give Me A Break, Yes

on December 18, 2012, 6:17 AM / in News

‘Give me a break’ – Tarantino tires of defending ultra-violent films after Sandy Hook massacre The Django Unchained director spoke at a press conference in New York a day after Friday’s Connecticut massacre In the wake of Friday’s shootings at a school in Connecticut which left 26 dead, arts events across America were cancelled. But director of ultra-violent film Django […]

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Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

on December 18, 2012, 5:57 AM / in News

By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner moved close to agreement Monday on a plan to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff,” but they had yet to clear several critical hurdles, including winning the support of wary House Republicans. Obama and Boehner (R-Ohio) huddled at the White House for 45 minutes Monday morning for […]

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‘Aloha’: Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dies at 88

‘Aloha’: Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dies at 88

on December 18, 2012, 5:53 AM / in News

By Emma Brown, Washington Post Original Post Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a highly decorated World War II combat veteran who used his status as one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington and the second-longest-serving senator in history to send billions of dollars to his home islands, died Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. […]

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Swine Flu Vaccine Linked To Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy

Swine Flu Vaccine Linked To Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy

on December 17, 2012, 7:46 PM / in News

Thanks to Linda for the heads up on this item Original Post The swine flu vaccine may have been responsible for a sudden increase in cases of narcolepsy among schoolchildren in Finland, a study has found. The sleep disorder is characterised by periods of extreme drowsiness, sudden naps, and paralysis attacks. Scientists spotted a sudden increase in narcolepsy rates among […]

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This Day in History December 17th

This Day in History December 17th

on December 17, 2012, 5:18 PM / in History

He began going deaf at age 28, yet composed A peer of Mozart and Haydn, he started becoming deaf at age 28, yet incredibly wrote some of the world’s most beautiful symphonies, concertos and sonatas. This was Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized DECEMBER 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. President Jimmy Carter noted while visiting Bonn, July 14, 1978: “As the world’s […]

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Texas student tracking chip suit back in court

on December 17, 2012, 4:52 PM / in News

REV:  13:17    And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Perhaps that also includes –  no student shall attend school without this MARK on their person….. This is the nose under the tent approach by Satan to get God’s people to accept […]

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EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

EyeSee You and the Internet of Things: Watching You While You Shop

on December 17, 2012, 4:08 PM / in News, Opinion

By John W. Whitehead “I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.”—Woody Allen Original Post   Gifts have been bought. Presents wrapped. Now all that remains is the giving and receiving. Oh, and the tracking, of course. Little did you know that all the while you were searching out that perfect gift, you were unknowingly […]

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On the edge of the Cliff…

On the edge of the Cliff…

on December 17, 2012, 4:02 PM / in Opinion

Just days ’till the end of the world. Thank goodness. At least then I won’t have to hear any more about the fiscal cliff…nor the proposed solutions, compromises and assorted other prestidigitations that will “save” the country from driving right off the darned thing… considering we jumped off years ago this in nothing particular new. Which brings me to an interesting article […]

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Open House Jackson Center for Independent Living (JCIL)

on December 17, 2012, 3:39 PM / in Local News

Please join our staff as we celebrate the holiday season. Just a Friendly Reminder about the Board Meeting tomorrow (Dec. 18th) at noon. Also Our Open House from 1-3pm.  Hope you can come out and help us Celebrate this Holiday Season. Merry Christmas, JCIL Staff Rhonda Holder Outreach Specialist Jackson Center for Independent Living (JCIL) 1981 Hollywood Dr. Suite 200 […]

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Stewart wins POWRi Midget Battle

on December 17, 2012, 3:31 PM / in NASCAR

Tony Stewart returned to his short-track roots Saturday, winning the feature in the third annual Battle at the Center on the one-sixth mile indoor Mini Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center. The 41-year-old from Columbus, Ind., led all 40 laps in the non-points event organized and sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. It had 67 entries […]

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Skagit man threatens to ‘shoot up every school,’ then is arrested

on December 17, 2012, 11:09 AM / in News

How many more of these NEWS REPORTS will surface now in order to give more argument to the **need to control guns**.  We all know the media is going to hunt high and low to find these kind of things so they can push the GUN CONTROL (CONFISCATION) issue. Too bad these *reporters (repeaters)* can’t return to INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING like […]

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Hillary Clinton recovering at home following concussion caused by fall

Hillary Clinton recovering at home following concussion caused by fall

on December 17, 2012, 10:50 AM / in News

Secretary of state, 65, likely to miss congressional hearings into Benghazi attack next week after fall brought on by stomach virus By Matt Williams in New York The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, is recovering at home after suffering concussion in a fall brought on by illness, her spokesman said on Saturday. Clinton, 65, had already been forced to […]

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When The Gov’t Plays Robin Hood, It Steals Christmas Bonuses, New Equipment, And Jobs

on December 17, 2012, 10:33 AM / in News, Opinion

By Charlie Daniels Original Post I find it practically impossible to believe that the majority of this nation can’t see the incredibly dark future that is hanging over this country, the austere and strictly regulated lives we are passing on to our children and grandchildren for generations to come. When I write something like this on my Twitter account, I […]

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