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Bulletproof whiteboards?

Cold Spring Police Chief Phil Jones, left, and Rocori School District Superintendent Scott Staska hold bulletproof white boards in Cold Spring, Minn., on April 22. Rocori schools are among the first in the nation to acquire the kevlar whiteboards which can be flipped quickly to provide some protection for teachers and students in the event of a shooting.


Shooter shows up and starts shooting the place up, so you quickly rip the whiteboard from the wall and shield yourself form the bullets.

We are all about false sense of security, take your shoes and belt off at the airport but don't let your pants fall down, stop selling pressure cookers and don't allow cameras at sporting events, but for god sake don't prevent the shooter from getting assault weapons because that is his inalienable right.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:49 AM (9 replies)

Republican senators demand hearings on Boston Marathon

Two Republican senators are demanding congressional hearings to examine whether U.S. intelligence officials could have prevented the attacks on the Boston Marathon.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., want the Senate Homeland Security Committee to find out if government agencies were able to communicate with each other sufficiently -- and if they didn't, whether properly sharing that information could have alerted authorities to Tamerlan Tsarnaev and possibly saved lives.

"We are requesting that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hold a hearing as soon as possible to investigate whether our intelligence officials had information that could have prevented these attacks," McCain and Ayotte wrote Wednesday in a letter to Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del, the committee's chairman.
"It does not appear that the money spent or the information sharing environment put into place after 9/11 were useful in apprehending the Tsarnaev brothers, specifically Tamerlan Tsarnaev," the two wrote.

The call for hearings is the latest escalation of an increasingly politicized conversation on Capitol Hill about the bombings that killed three people and injured scores more.


First question: Where were these two in 2001?

Second question (rhetorical): Will McCain ever get over 2008 and stop trying to nail anything he can on Obama?
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:44 AM (4 replies)

West Texas satellite before and after

Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:15 PM (24 replies)

Boston transit shut down as authorities hunt terror suspects

Source: NBC News

Public transportation in Boston was shut down Friday morning and some neighborhoods and towns were in total lockdown as police searched for the second of two men believed to have been involved in the marathon bombings earlier this week.

The other suspect was shot and killed.

All services on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority were immediately suspended authorities announced and the residents of the city’s western suburbs, including the neighborhoods of Watertown, Allston-Brighton, Cambridge, Belmont and Newton, were asked to remain in their homes.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/19/17822687-boston-transit-shut-down-as-authorities-hunt-terror-suspects?lite>1=43001
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Apr 19, 2013, 06:34 AM (3 replies)

Ariz. bill passed makes cities sell turned-in guns

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona cities and counties would have to sell guns turned in at community buyback events instead of destroying them under a law passed by the Legislature.

The bill doesn't have any effect on guns seized by law enforcement, which already have to be sold to a federally licensed dealer under a law passed last year. But that didn't stop a lengthy debate that veered into the possibility that the gun used to shoot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords might end up back on the street.

The bill is designed to eliminate a loophole in last year's law that requires police agencies to sell seized guns. Cities, including Tucson, have continued to hold buyback events and destroy the weapons, arguing that because they were voluntarily surrendered, they aren't covered by the law.

The Senate passed House Bill 2455 Tuesday on an 18-12 party-line vote and it now goes to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer for action.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:05 AM (5 replies)

It's true: Men can't read women's emotions, study confirms

It's a cliché that men just don't understand women.

Now, new research suggests men really do struggle to read women's emotions — at least from their eyes.

The research, published Wednesday (April 10) in the journal PLOS ONE, showed that men had twice as much trouble deciphering women's emotions from images of their eyes compared with those of men. Parts of the male brain tied to emotion also didn't activate as strongly when the men looked at women's eyes.

To see whether men really did have trouble reading women's emotions, Boris Schiffer, a researcher at the LWL-University Hospital in Bochum, Germany and his colleagues put 22 men between the ages of 21 and 52, with an average age of 36, in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner, which uses blood flow as a measure of to measure their brain activity.

They then asked the men to look at images of 36 pairs of eyes, half from men and half from women, and guess the emotion the people felt. The men then chose which of two words, such as distrustful or terrified, best described the eyes' emotion. The eye photographs depicted positive, neutral, and negative emotions.

Men took longer and had more trouble correctly guessing emotion from women's eyes.

In addition, their brains showed different activation when looking at men versus women's eyes. Men's amygdala — a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear — activated more strongly in response to men's eyes. In addition, other brain regions tied to emotion and behavior didn't activate as much when the men looked at women's eyes.


So maybe now, my wife will tell me what she is thinking? Maybe not!
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Apr 17, 2013, 07:32 AM (6 replies)

Suspicious duffel bag found at East 55th Street RTA Rapid Station in Cleveland, bomb squad at scene

Source: News Channel 5 - Cleveland

CLEVELAND - RTA confirms a suspicious duffel bag at the RTA Rapid station located at East 55th Street and Woodland Avenue in Cleveland.

The package was reported around 9:30 a.m. The Cleveland Division of Police Bomb Squad and K9 dogs are at the site investigating.

The area and buildings surrounding the station have been evacuated. The I-490 entrance ramp from East 55th Street is closed.

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/Suspicious-package-found-at-East-55th-Street-RTA-Rapid-Station-bomb-squad-at-scene#ixzz2QdmaJXON

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/Suspicious-package-found-at-East-55th-Street-RTA-Rapid-Station-bomb-squad-at-scene
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:30 AM (12 replies)

OK - I have had enough, the media is insane

They are no longer reporting the tragic event, they are in a feeding frenzy.

It like they are high on this stuff.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Apr 15, 2013, 07:12 PM (10 replies)

With the Capitol in the background, volunteers set up a mock cemetery in Washington

With the Capitol in the background, volunteers set up a mock cemetery in Washington on Thursday to begin a vigil for the more than than 3,300 people that have died from gun violence since the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

That's right, since Newtown!

Pressed by shooting victims and relatives of Americans slain in gun violence, the Senate on Thursday voted to begin an emotionally and politically charged debate on gun safety proposals as advocates of new laws overcame a Republican filibuster threat.

NY Times Quote of the day:
“It’s remarkable,” said Senator Christopher S. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut whose nascent Senate career has been devoted to gun safety. “You can’t turn a corner in the Capitol this week without meeting a family of a gun violence victim. It’s hard to say no to these families.”


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Apr 12, 2013, 06:44 AM (0 replies)

Mitch McConnell is the currently the biggest criminal liar in this country

This shit about the recording and leak and then sicking the FBI on it is sick as all the other shit he is and has pulled with his power.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Apr 9, 2013, 06:54 PM (5 replies)
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