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Store that sold Sandy Hook gun loses license

Source: cnn

(CNN) - A Connecticut store that sold a gun used to kill 26 people last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School no longer can legally sell firearms.

Debora Seifert, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told CNN on Friday the Riverview Gun Sales shop in East Windsor, Connecticut, lost its federal firearms license December 20 -- six days after the massacre about 65 miles southwest in Newtown.

That day, after killing his mother in their Newtown home, Adam Lanza drove to the elementary school and shot dead 20 young children and six adults using a semiautomatic Bushmaster .223-caliber model XM15 rifle.

The shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza, bought the Bushmaster firearm two years ago at Riverview Gun Sales, according to Detective Matthew Carl of the East Windsor Police Department.

The ATF spokeswoman did not comment on why the store's license was revoked, including if it had anything to do with the Newtown rampage.

But Carl said "probably the reason the ATF raided the store on December 20 was for poor keeping of the records."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/05/us/connecticut-sandy-hook-gun-store/index.html

Eat all the chicken off the bone, arrange like so.... and Wala!

Colonel Chicken Bone!

4 gay NFL players could come out on the same day, Brendon Ayanbadejo says

Source: SB Nation

Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was released by Baltimore this offseason, and on the heels of comments earlier this week where he suggested that he was cut in part because of his outspoken stance on gay rights and equality issues, Ayanbadejo clarified himself to the Baltimore Sun on Friday. During an hour-long interview he made it clear that he harbors no resentment for the Ravens, and respects them for the support they offered him throughout his career both on and off the field. But that's not all.

When the conversation turned to his work with gay rights and the question of when we might see an openly gay player in the NFL, Ayanbadejo had this to say:

"I think it will happen sooner than you think," Ayanbadejo said. "We're in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they're trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out."

Read more: http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/5/4186668/gay-nfl-players-announcment-brendon-ayanbadejo

North Korea suspends entry by South Koreans to Kaesong industrial zone

Source: NBC

North Korean authorities were not allowing South Korean workers into a joint industrial park on Wednesday, South Korea's Unification Ministry said, according to Reuters.

A South Korean official said that hundreds of South Koreans currently in the Kaesong industrial zone would be allowed to leave, but incoming workers would not be granted entry. North Korea had earlier delayed access to the park.

Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/02/17564501-north-korea-suspends-entry-by-south-koreans-to-kaesong-industrial-zone?lite

Google’s Doodle Features American Labor Leader Cesar Chavez On Easter Sunday, Users Retaliate....

Source: Tech Crunch

full Title: Google’s Doodle Features American Labor Leader Cesar Chavez On Easter Sunday, Users Retaliate On Twitter

Google’s Doodles on the Google.com search page don’t frequently stir up too much controversy, but today many users are outraged by the search giant’s choice in featuring Cesar Chavez, an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist. Of course, today is also Easter, which is one of the most observed and celebrated religious holidays for Christians around the world.

Users have taken to Twitter, expressing anger over the fact that the Doodle features the labor leader instead of a drawing honoring the holiday (Google search engine rival Bing did feature Easter Eggs on its homepage).

Why Cesar Chavez? In 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed March 31 as “Cesar Chavez Day.” That being said, since the company frequently celebrates major U.S. and international holidays through the Doodles, it is a little bizarre that Google wouldn’t include a Easter Egg-type of Doodle. But if you do a search of Google Doodles that celebrate Easter, it appears the search giant hasn’t created an Easter Doodle since 2000.

Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/31/googles-doodle-features-american-labor-leader-cesar-chavez-on-easter-sunday-users-retaliate-on-twitter/

Nothing is more entertaining than a full-on freak-out from the Religious Right.... Literally, over a Doodle

For Easter.... Google Honors Cesar Chavez's 86th Birthday

Good for Google!

What Police Found in Adam Lanza's Home:

Reporters are still digging through the documents (you can check out four of the search warrants here), but among the early takeaways:

A Gun Safe: Hartford Courant: "Investigators found a gun safe belonging to Nancy Lanza, the shooter's mother, open and with no evidence that it had been broken into. Adama Lanza shot and killed his mother at their home before going on his rampage at the school, police have said. Police found three photographs of a dead person covered in plastic and blood. The warrants do not indicate whether authorities know the identity of the person. They confiscated a military-style uniform from Adam Lanza's bedroom, the warrants indicate."

1,600 Rounds: CNN: "Investigators found more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition in the house, and a holiday card with a check 'made out to Adam Lanza for the purchase of a C183 (firearm), authored by Nancy Lanza,' according to a search warrant."

Guns as Gifts: Associated Press: "Investigators found a holiday card containing a check made out to Lanza for the purchase of a firearm, authored by his mother, Nancy Lanza. Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother in their Newtown home before driving to the school to carry out the massacre."

Samurai Swords: Yahoo! News: "In addition to several guns inside the home, police also recovered three Samurai swords and long pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other. Inside the car the shooter drove to the school, officers recovered a 12-gauge shotgun and two magazines containing 70 rounds of ammunition, the documents show."

Reading Material: NBC News: "Also recovered were a National Rifle Association certificate, seven of Lanza’s journals, drawings that he made and books, including an NRA guide to the basics of pistol shooting, authorities said. Other books included Look at Me: My Life with Asperger’s and Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant. Among the other items seized were a holiday card containing a check from his mother to buy a firearm, an article from The New York Times about a school shooting at Northern Illinois University and three photographs of what appeared to be a dead person covered with plastic and blood."


HA! This Letterman quote on the Obama/Satan lookalike is Priceless!

Reports: Father accidentally shoots, kills 10-month-old son in front of family

Source: us news

A 10-month-old boy was shot and killed by his father Thursday in an apparent accident at a Nashville, Tenn., hotel, local media reported.

Two police detectives from the Hermitage Precinct were close to the hotel when the call went out and made it to the scene within about three minutes but were unable to resuscitate the child, NBC affiliate WSMV-TV Channel 4 reported.
The child's mother Jacquelin Bass, 28, and the couple's other sons, aged 3 and 2, were in the room when the gun went off, the station said.

The baby was shot once in the chest as his father, Larry Bass, 30, handled the semi-automatic handgun, the Nashville Tennessean reported.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/15/17323505-reports-father-accidentally-shoots-kills-10-month-old-son-in-front-of-family?lite

The Sad thing is, This poor Father was either taught or told that he was keeping his family safer by having that gun around.... what a fucked up lesson to learn.

CNN Exclusive: One conservative's dramatic reversal on gay marriage

The reason I call myself a Liberal Progressive has to do with the case for moving forward human rights more than anything else... I hear everybody at DU yelling about the Hypocrisy whenever a republican switches their position on Gay Rights, especially for selfish reasons, as though their position change has no value.... well, it might not have much value for the individual changing his/her position, morally speaking.... but it does have value when it comes to changing hateful and discriminatory practices... so fuck it, I am glad Portman hypocritically switched his position on gay marriage, even if his only motive was for self preservation and to pander to those outside of his ever-shrinking voting block... it is a good thing for Gay/Human Rights.

here's the article:

CNN Exclusive: One conservative's dramatic reversal on gay marriage

"I'm announcing today a change of heart on an issue that a lot of people feel strongly about that has to do with gay couples' opportunity to marry," Portman told CNN.

It has to do with another revelation, one deeply personal. His 21-year-old son, Will, is gay.
"I've come to the conclusion that for me, personally, I think this is something that we should allow people to do, to get married, and to have the joy and stability of marriage that I've had for over 26 years. That I want all of my children to have, including our son, who is gay," said Portman.

Will Portman told his father and mother he is gay two years ago, when he was a freshman at Yale University.
"My son came to Jane, my wife, and I, told us that he was gay, and that it was not a choice, and that it's just part of who he is, and that's who he'd been that way for as long as he could remember," said Portman.

What was the Republican senator's reaction?

"Love. Support," responded Portman.

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