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Colorado Republican & Columbine Survivor Favors Guns in Schools

Opinion Colorado state Rep. Patrick Neville, a 45th District Republican, supports allowing armed teachers on school campuses. (Screen snip, YouTube, KUSA 9News) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Colorado state House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a third-term Republican, supports legislation to allow concealed handguns on school campuses and defended that position recently in an interview with NPR, and the second-generation lawmaker has a unique perspective: he’s a survivor of the 1999 Columbine Hi...
Tags: Gun Rights News, Dave Workman, Guns Save Lives, School Security


Daily News Roundup: Carriers Promise They Stopped Selling Your Location… Again

Last year it was discovered that Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile were all selling your real-time location data to third-party companies. They offered no oversight of what the companies did with the data whatsoever, and if that’s not disturbing enough, those third-parties turned around and sold the data to yet other parties like LocationSmart. That access made it easier for the government to track citizens without going through a full warrant process, was a veritable gold mine for advertiser...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Microsoft, Asus, Bbc, Sony, Npr, John Legere, T Mobile, AT T, Sprint T Mobile, Google VR, Verizon Sprint AT T and T Mobile, Oculus Quest YouTube VR


OR Republicans & Dems Kill Gun Sweeping Control Bill in Education Deal

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River, Burdick


Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Bill, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River


9 NOW Ideas: Family Friendly Podcasts

Podcasts are my jam. I rarely listen to music anymore because there are so many amazing podcasts out there about really interesting and exciting topics. I’m always looking for podcasts that I can listen to in the car with my whole family. These 9 family friendly podcasts are perfect for road trips, driving to and from school, or around town running errands. There is a podcast for all ages on here- toddlers, elementary aged kids, and even your teenagers! I promise you will love them too. Check ou...
Tags: Travel, Crafts, Podcasts, Slideshow, Vacation, Npr, Road Trip, Family Travel, Grover, Family Time, Finn Caspian


Planting for posterity

One of our team pounding in a support for a planting in front of a restaurant. It was a Saturday to plant trees, though the conditions weren’t ideal: temps in the low-mid 30s with some wind and a couple very small flurries. But it was also April 27, the last officially designated day for Buffalo’s Re-Tree effort, which has installed 30,000 trees throughout the area since 2006. There are other tree installation projects that go on regularly here, but Re-Tree had a goal and, on Saturday, it hit...
Tags: Gardening, Ge, Washington, China, William Powell, Npr, Syracuse, ESF, Delaware Park, Gardening on the Planet, Allen Bush, Ministry of Controversy, Science Says, American Chestnut Foundation, American Chestnut Research Restoration Project


Angry? Consult a Comedian

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. ~Marcus Aurelius You’ve seen them. You know them. Road-ragers, violently aggressive parents at children’s sporting events, girl-fighters on YouTube, high school students who kill, perpetrators of domestic violence. They’re all part of the growing number of angry people in the world who are wreaking havoc with their rage at any given moment. Anger is the source of a tremendous amount of suffering, but it doesn’t h...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Youtube, Germany, Happiness, Anger Management, Jerry Seinfeld, Npr, Anger, Hitler, Comic Relief, Marcus Aurelius, Sandra Bernhard, Barbara Johnson, John Vorhaus, Elizabeth Blair


Bipartisan Do-Goodership

Driving to Kinko's, or FedEx/Kinko's, or FedEx Office, or whatever they're calling themselves this week, I was listening to 1A on the local NPR station. During the first half (about the impact of flooding in the Midwest), they played a blurb pimping the second half of the show, which was going to be about the impact of legalized sports gambling.They played a sound bite from one of the show's guests, saying "If you legalize it, you might as well legalize cocaine or methamphetamine," causing me to...
Tags: Guns, Bad Ideas, Npr, Midwest, Tam, Kinko, FedEx Office, Ignorance is no excuse for a law, A walk on the slippery rocks, Wo(S)D


Rush to Irrelevancy?

The CD changer in the Zed Drei's trunk crapped out years ago, and the cassette player in the head unit followed it shortly thereafter.There's so much wind noise at highway speeds that getting a new stereo hasn't been high on my priority list, anyway.Therefore I listen to the radio, and that means I just keep it tuned to NPR. It's not a good audio environment for music, so that means talk radio.I suppose I could listen to right-wing talk radio, but I prefer to be lied to polysyllabically.Driving ...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Guns, Alabama, Kids These Days, New Orleans, Npr, Blog Stuff, Tam, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Hattiesburg, Rush Limbaugh, Bread And Circuses


Gun Background Check Bill Won’t Stop Violence but Helps ID Republican Turncoats

It's a symbolic victory but it invites the question: Why would gun owners give power to Republicans who vote with those who want them disarmed? (Congressman MikeThompson Facebook photo) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The House passed the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at strengthening the federal background check system for firearms purchases,” NPR and other news outlets are reporting. “The vote on the first...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Senate, Gop, House, Gun Control, Npr, Resistance, Republican, Donald Trump, Fred Upton, Brian Fitzpatrick, David Codrea, Vern Buchanan, National Institute of Justice, Mario Diaz Balart


Malkin’s Handy History of Fake Noose

Opinion Malkin's Handy History of Fake Noose USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media”? Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett's absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone's a Johnny-come-la...
Tags: Guns, Yahoo, Abc, America, Gop, Smithsonian, Columbia University, Npr, Good Morning America, Naacp, Columbia, Trump, Jussie Smollett, U S Senate, MSU, Johnny


Looks like some are getting ready to molon some labe

NPR: Bump Stocks Will Soon Be Illegal, But That’s Not Stopping Sales Why, it’s like banning a thing makes it more valuable or something. You can still get them here. Yeah, they’re pretty dumb but they’re a fun kind of dumb.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Npr


The “Slave Bible” Removed Key Biblical Passages In Order to Legitimize Slavery & Discourage a Slave Rebellion (1807)

Photo via the Museum of the Bible In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. He began with a short summary of atrocities that were legal, even encouraged, against enslaved people in Virginia and Maryland, including hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, rape, “and this is not the worst.” He then made his case: No, a darker feature is yet to be presented than the mere existence of ...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Maryland, College, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, History, Atlantic, Egypt, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Npr, Caribbean


The “Slave Bible” That Removed Key Passages Thought to Justify Rebellion, or Call Slavery Into Question (1807)

Photo via the Museum of the Bible In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. He began with a short summary of atrocities that were legal, even encouraged, against enslaved people in Virginia and Maryland, including hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, rape, “and this is not the worst.” He then made his case: No, a darker feature is yet to be presented than the mere existence of ...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Maryland, College, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, History, Atlantic, Britain, Egypt, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Npr


The worst thing...

...about being mired in the middle of the Great American Kulturkampf of This Current Year, and having friends across all points of the political spectrum, is that everyone... and I do mean everyone ...feels free to walk up and dump their current political gripe right in your lap."Oh, my God! Can you believe what that [harpy/moron], [Pelosi/Trump] just did? [She/He] wants to [raise your taxes to 100% to send crackheads to college/kill all the brown people]!"Because surely every right-thinking p...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Npr, Alex Jones, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Bread And Circuses, Pelosi Trump


Media Hype Questionable Gun Control Study ~ John Stossel & John Lott Report VIDEO

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We finally finished our first video on some of our research!One of the more important claims in the gun control debate is that the United States has more mass public shootings than any other countries. We got some news coverage when our research has come out and op-eds in the New York Post and the Chicago Tribune, but we have gotten only a tiny fraction of the media coverage still given to the other side.In addition, since the media understandably gives enormous news cov...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Usa, Minnesota, Guns, US, Democrats, United States, Associated Press, Npr, Wall Street Journal, Joe, Chicago Tribune, Twitter Facebook, Stossel, John Stossel


Are you ballot ready?

The 2018 midterm elections could see the highest turnout for a midterm since the mid-1960s, another time of cultural and social upheaval. Michael McDonald, Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, predicted to NPR that “between 45-50 percent of eligible voters will cast a ballot.” The Trump presidency has created a lot of debate, prompting a high level of interest in the midterms. Democrats are looking to change the majority in both the Senate and the House.Ahead of the midte...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Voting, Senate, Reading List, US politics, Npr, University of Florida, Democrat, Republican, Us Elections, Social Sciences, Trump, Michael McDonald, Midterm Elections


Patti Smith’s Award-Winning Memoir, Just Kids, Now Available in a New Illustrated Edition

Hard to believe it’s almost a decade ago now since Patti Smith’s Just Kids took over Barnes & Noble displays, topped bestseller lists, won the National Book Award, and sent Wikipedia searches for “Patti Smith” into the stratosphere. A memoir of her gritty New York salad days with roommate/lover/best friend/soulmate/photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the book immediately entered “that golden canon of classic New York stories about young people coming to the city to find out who they were meant to...
Tags: Google, Books, New York, College, Wikipedia, Jimi Hendrix, Brooklyn, Showtime, Joan Didion, Npr, Patti Smith, Kansas City, Smith, Woodstock, Facebook Twitter, Robert Mapplethorpe


Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant: Where are VPAs leading the publishing industry?

My daily hour+ commute to and from work enables me to take in a variety of podcasts, a bit of SiriusXM Radio and, more recently, some quality time with Google Assistant. The latter simply means I press and hold the home button on my Galaxy phone and say, "good morning." Google takes it from there, providing the local weather and news summaries from a variety of sources. OK, that's not exactly ground-breaking, but what fascinates me is where virtual personal assistants (VPAs) like Google Assistan...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Books, Business, Siri, Italy, Npr, Florence, Alexa, Joe, Digital Content, Andrea, Kelly, PAUL


13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

Updated: 10/16/2018 | October 16th, 2018 The end of the year is just that time for favorites lists – and I’ve written about the best travel books many times over! I love talking about travel books. Why? Because part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Additionally, reading travel books helps you learn about the destinations you are ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Books, England, London, Australia, New York City, Israel, Spain, Bbc, Bliss, Egypt, Peru, Denmark, South America, PERCY


More Truth Leaks Out About Gun Control

More Truth Leaks Out About Gun Control U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- People with impressive titles tell us all sorts of things. These experts are often wrong. They are either talking outside their area of competence, or they are lying to us. I keep seeing examples like this about gun control. The more I learn, the more I have to trust my own research to be sure I have the truth. Have you noticed this too? No One Owns Guns Anymore? There is a claim that gun ownership is declining and most of the guns...
Tags: Usa, Guns, California, Washington Post, Massachusetts, US, Fbi, New York Times, Npr, Dianne Feinstein, University Of Alabama, Nra, Feinstein, National Public Radio, Anti, NICS


Democrat Party Pushing Gun Restrictions in 2018 Midterms

Democrat Party Pushing Gun Restrictions in 2018 Midterms Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Democrat party has moved considerably to the left for the 2018 midterm elections.  As part of that strategy, they have wholeheartedly embraced gun control as a winning issue. Here is a Democrat strategist explaining their thoughts on July 6th. Opinion from usatoday.com:Since 1994, Democrats have shied away from gun safety believing that this fight is nearly impossible for Democrats to engage in and win becaus...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Congress, California, Department Of Defense, Democrats, Hawaii, Arizona, Gun Control, Npr, Donald Trump, Nra, Baltimore Sun, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch


Most School Shootings in Federal Report Just Didn’t Happen

Most School Shootings in Federal Report Just Didn’t Happen USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- This is one for the annals of fake news. A federal agency is blundering around with erroneous but inflammatory data on a major topic of national contention, it gets called out by a government-supported news outlet … and it does nothing about it. Our Corruption Chronicles blog peeks into the window of this fun house. In an amusing story, a government-funded media outlet notorious for its liberal slant found that t...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Guns, Npr, DOE, Judicial Watch, Gun Rights News, National Public Radio NPR, Anti-Gun Research, Bogus Research, Fake News, About Judicial WatchJudicial Watch Inc, Department of Education DOE, Happen USA, Office for Civil Rights The


August 29 roundup

Astonishing investigation into feds’ “235 school shootings a year” statistic: “NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. …We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents.” [Anya Kamenetz, Alexis Arnold, and Emily Cardinali, NPR] Sentences that make you go back and read twice: “Mister Cookie Face lawyer Blake Hannafan also applauds the verdict and says 600 lb Gorill...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Arkansas, Schools, Npr, North Carolina, Baltimore, ABA Journal, Trademarks, Little Rock, Brian Frosh, U S House


Omarosa doesn't know what's in her own book... or she does and she's pretending not to.

I do not want to spend much time on Omarosa's book. I'm just going to link to this NPR piece, "Omarosa Tells NPR She Heard Trump 'N-Word Tape,' Contradicting Her Own Tell-All Book" and quote this:In her interview with NPR's Rachel Martin, Manigault Newman claims to have heard the tape and heard Trump using that slur on the tape.But that's not what it says in her tell-all book, Unhinged, due out on Tuesday.When asked by Martin about the discrepancy during the interview, Manigault Newman insisted ...
Tags: Toys, Music, Comedy, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, Boston, New York City, Cars, Alabama, Dancing, United States, Language, Npr, Warner, Mark Twain


Eight Nerdy Chicago People and Organizations We Love By Matt Peters and Michi Trota (Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter shout out)

Hello everybody!! The Kickstarter for Uncanny Magazine Year 5: I Want my Uncanny TV is up and running and we are more than delighted to be hosting a guest post from Matt Peters and Michi Trota talking about the campaign, specially the new cool thing they have going this year: A POTENTIAL UNCANNY TV! Go support them! We already have! Now, without further ado, please give it up for Michi and Matt! What creators are capable of doing with their love of fandom spans a wide range of interests, profe...
Tags: Books, Chicago, Kickstarter, Harley Quinn, Npr, Grant, Black, Chicago Cultural Center, Matt, SLF, AIC, Tanya, Tanya dePass, LNA, Tana, Chicago Humanities Festival


Audible cancelling podcasting?

I saw this article while dutifully searching for freebies for you good folk. It looks like Audible might be phasing out their "Audible Originals" podcast-style offerings that the offered for Channels (and free free, on occasion). Quote: I can confirm that the Amazon-owned audiobook giant announced internally last Thursday that it was eliminating a considerable number of roles within its original programming unit. Sources within the company tell me that the role...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Audiobook Discussions, Npr, West Cork, Audible, Jon Ronson, Esther perel, Eric Nuzum, Jesse Baker


July linkfest

Last week wine distributor Lot18 and MGM – producer of the Hulu streaming series The Handmaid’s Tale – announced one of the more harebrained merchandising collabs of recent years: three wines named after the show’s most prominent characters, Offred, Ofglen, and Serena Joy. It went about as badly as you might expect, and within 24 hours the wines had disappeared from the Lot18 website.     * Before an airline was a company that provided air travel, it was an “air line,” a type of rail s...
Tags: Twitter, Television, Media, Guns, Mexico, Typeface, Linguistics, Fox News, Npr, Words, Vox, Hulu, Baltimore, Baby Names, Penguin Random House, Spanish


A Radical Idea for the Toy Design World: Let Your Kids Play With Mud

Community Playthings is a company that makes furniture for children, and they've got an idea that was once common sense but has now become radical: Let children play outside. Let them make mud pies and get dirty. "Dirt and water are the perfect recipe for hours of creative play," the company writes, "and the Outlast Mud Kitchen is built to handle any amount of mess and drama." The Mud Kitchen is a series of outdoor furniture consisting of counters, drain-able sinks, trays, crates and dra...
Tags: Design, University Of Chicago, Npr, FSC, Toy, Gilbert, Jack Gilbert, Microbiome Center


Yes, Armed Citizens Defend Themselves & Others.. despite what Giffords & NPR say

Yes, Armed Citizens Defend Themselves & Others.. despite what Giffords or NPR say U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-   An anti-rights group said that we don’t use firearms to defend ourselves. Let’s replace fiction with fact. The good news is that violent crime is relatively rare for each of us on any given day. On average, only one member of our family will be raped, robbed, assaulted or murdered in our lifetime. That means it probably won’t happen to you or me. That also means that violence will prob...
Tags: Guns, US, Fbi, United States, Npr, Nra, Ammoland, Giffords, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob MorseThe, Center for Disease Control Something, Giffords NPR



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