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I see the gun nuts have really crawled out of the gun nut forum today

and are in full swing along with NRA trolls defending the NRA and their tactics.

We cannot have a civil debate on guns in this country because the gun owners are fanatical.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:19 AM (14 replies)

Two words: "well regulated" are the answer to the whole thing.

The 2nd Amendment says well regulated. If these creeps are so about Constitutionality, then they should be all for regulating the weapons.

Problem solved, now all we have to is get the gun crazies to shut the f#$% up long enough to see the error of their ways.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:34 PM (96 replies)

Not Mans Best Friend? Dog runs over owner...

Florida man run over, killed after dog pushes vehicle's accelerator

A Florida man has died after a dog jumped into a van and pushed the accelerator, causing the vehicle to strike the man as he opened a gate outside of his home, authorities said.


The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 68-year-old James Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

The strange incident began as Campbell and Iris Fortner, 68, returned to their home in Cantonment, Fla., on the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

According to an FHP report, while Fortner, who was driving, backed a 1995 Chevy van into their property, Campbell got out of the passenger's side of the vehicle to open a metal gate outside their home.

As Fortner opened the driver's side door to see where Campbell was standing, her large boxer came running toward the van and jumped in, pressing the accelerator, the report said.


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/17/16563704-florida-man-run-over-killed-after-dog-pushes-vehicles-accelerator?lite


Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:23 AM (4 replies)

Overqualified person applys to a Wall Street job...

Guy applies for Wall Street job, says he has 'no special skills'


From: BLOCKED

Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 1:14PM

To: BLOCKED

Subject: Summer Internship

Dear BLOCKED

My name is (BLOCKED) and I am an undergraduate finance student at (BLOCKED). I met you the summer before last at Smith & Wollensky’s in New York when I was touring the east coast with my uncle, (BLOCKED). I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk with me that night.

I am writing to inquire about a possible summer internship in your office. I am aware it is highly unusual for undergraduates from average universities like (BLOCKED) to intern at (BLOCKED), but nevertheless I was hoping you might make an exception. I am extremely interested in investment banking and would love nothing more than to learn under your tutelage. I have no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry, and will work for next to nothing. In all honesty, I just want to be around professionals in the industry and gain as much knowledge as I can.

I won’t waste your time inflating my credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crapp about how my past experiences and skill set align perfectly for an investment banking internship. The truth is I have no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities, but I do have a near perfect GPA and will work hard for you. I’ve interned for Merrill Lynch in the Wealth Management Division and taken an investment banking class at (BLOCKED), for whatever that is worth.

I am currently awaiting admission results for (BLOCKED) Masters of Science in Accountancy program, which I would begin this fall if admitted. I am also planning on attending law school after my master’s program, which we spoke about in New York. I apologize for the blunt nature of my letter, but I hope you seriously consider taking me under your wing this summer. I have attached my resume for your review. Feel free to call me at (BLOCKED) or email at (BLOCKED). Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

BLOCKED


http://www.forbes.com/sites/crossingborders/2013/01/16/wall-street-bosses-are-calling-this-the-best-cover-letter-ever-but-not-everyone-agrees/

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:41 AM (5 replies)

NRA head defending ad using the Obama girls

NRA head: Controversial ad 'wasn't about the president's daughters'

By Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY contributor
The president of the National Rifle Association defended his organization’s use of President Obama’s children in a web ad about armed guards at schools, insisting Thursday “it wasn’t about the president’s daughters.”

The video is aimed at anyone critical of the NRA and skeptical of the organization’s proposal of how to make schools safer, David Keene told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.

“We believe that every parent ought to be able to be comfortable, knowing that their children are safe, and if that requires armed security, it’s as good for the working man as it is for the president,” he said.

http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2013/01/17/16563798-nra-head-controversial-ad-wasnt-about-the-presidents-daughters?lite

Video of the not us defense at link.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:39 AM (15 replies)

In North Dakota: An Abundance of Oil, a Shortage of Women

WILLISTON, N.D. — Christina Knapp and a friend were drinking shots at a bar in a nearby town several weeks ago when a table of about five men called them over and made an offer.

They would pay the women $3,000 to strip naked and serve them beer at their house while they watched mixed martial arts fights on television. Ms. Knapp, 22, declined, but the men kept raising the offer, reaching $7,000.

“I said I make more money doing my job than degrading myself to do that,” said Ms. Knapp, a tattoo artist with dark streaks in her light brown hair, a bird tattoo on her chest and piercings above her lip and left cheekbone.

The rich shale oil formation deep below the rolling pastures here has attracted droves of young men to work the labor-intensive jobs that get the wells flowing and often generate six-figure salaries. What the oil boom has not brought, however, are enough single women.

“It’s bad, dude,” said Jon Kenworthy, 22, who moved to Williston from Indiana in early December.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/us/16women.html?_r=0

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:07 AM (0 replies)

Pledge of Allegiance complaint sends deputy to school

Pledge of Allegiance complaint sends deputy to Geneva school


Kane County Sheriff’s police assigned a deputy to Mill Creek Elementary School near Geneva Thursday after a disturbance at the school Wednesday when a parent complained children weren’t reciting the Pledge of Allegiance correctly, officials said.

Geneva District 304 officials released a statement late Thursday morning explaining a parent used “language that is not typically heard in a school setting” in the library in front of a kindergarten class. School officials called police to “minimize the disruption,” according to the release.

Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said the parent was volunteering at the school during the time afternoon kindergarten students start their day and saying the pledge.

That evening, the same parent emailed school board members, administrators and some parents in the community, and also posted a message on Facebook, claiming Mill Creek students state the Pledge of Allegiance incorrectly, leaving out the word “liberty,” among other claims, according to district officials.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/geneva/chi-pledge-of-allegiance-complaint-sends-deputy-to-geneva-school-20130110,0,7506969.story


If you don't say the pledge of allegiance correctly we will send you to jail!


Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:51 AM (20 replies)

Nugent compares gun owners to Rosa Parks

Ted Nugent has shot his mouth off once again on the gun-control issue, this time comparing gun owners to civil-rights icon Rosa Parks, who broke barriers and defied segregation when she refused a bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955.

Speaking to WorldNetDaily, Nugent -- a particularly vocal opponent of gun control and the Obama Administration -- made the comparison in reaction to reports that President Obama might issue an executive order to combat gun violence, following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as well as other tragic shootings.

"There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks, and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed," Nugent told WND.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=784333

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:36 AM (13 replies)

Sen. Vittles, I mean Vitter calls Reid 'idiot' for Sandy-Katrina comparison

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), upset with Harry Reid saying Hurricane Katrina was "nothing in comparison" to Hurricane Sandy and the devastation caused to the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area, lashed out on the social network calling the Senate majority leader an "idiot."

"Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents," Vitter Tweeted, linking to a story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Vitter later also released a statement with the same language and adding, "Both Katrina and Sandy were horribly destructive storms that caused real human misery. And by most any measure, Katrina was our worst natural disaster in history. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused 1,833 deaths and over $108 billion in damage. Hurricane Sandy has caused 131 deaths and $65 billion in damage."

On Friday, Reid said the following on the floor, urging passage of Sandy funding:

"I really do believe it is important that I have the record reflect the reason we have gotten as far as we have on Sandy is because of the senior Senator from New York. It is too bad that it has taken so long. When we had that devastation from Katrina, we were there within days taking care of Mississippi, Alabama, and especially Louisiana--within days. We are now past 2 months with the people of New York and New Jersey.

"The people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New York and New Jersey. Almost 1 million people have lost their homes; 1 million people lost their homes. That is homes, that is not people in those homes. So I think it is just unfortunate that we do not have the relief for New York and New Jersey and the rest already. It has to be done. We have to meet the needs of the American people when an act of God occurs."


http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/07/16396198-la-sen-vitter-calls-reid-idiot-for-sandy-katrina-comparison?lite

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:52 PM (9 replies)

Ticketmaster sold most of the Inagural Ball tickets early

Some users received link to buy tickets 12 hours early; Ticketmaster cites a testing error

If you were hoping to snag tickets to the Inaugural Ball when they went on sale Monday morning... you're already too late.

Due to a Ticketmaster goof, some users received the link to buy tickets 12 hours early.

A spokesperson from the Presidential Inaugural Committee confirmed to NBC Washington's David Culver that tickets are sold out, but wasn't certain whether that happened Sunday night or Monday morning.

"I was one of the ones who was literally watching my cell phone the entire time for that message saying how and when to buy tickets," Fran Hill told NBC Washington's Megan McGrath. "I was very disappointed... It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The Presidential Inaugural Committee had promised to make a limited number of tickets available online for $60.



http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Inaugural-Ball-Tickets-Snapped-Up-Early-Due-to-Ticketmaster-Goof-185886122.html

Testing error?

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:24 PM (5 replies)
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