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Streaming Now - Intelegence Debate - 2nd Ammendment


New York, NY - -(Ammoland.com)- Award-winning NPR series Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US)— the Oxford style debates championing the art of debate and intelligent discussion—will take up one of America’s most hotly contested and timely issues with a panel of some of academia’s top thinkers on November 14th 2013 with “The Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Has Outlived Its Usefulness.”

Recent mass shooting tragedies have renewed the national debate over the 2nd Amendment. Gun ownership and homicide rates are higher in the U.S. than in any other developed nation, but gun violence has decreased over the last two decades even as gun ownership may be increasing. Over 200 years have passed since James Madison introduced the Bill of Rights. The country has changed and so have its guns.

Is the right to bear arms now at odds with the common good, or is it as necessary today as it was in 1789?

Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz with University of Texas Law and Government Professor Sanford Levinson will argue for the motion. David Kopel, Research Director of the Independence Institute and Associate Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute will argue against the motion with UCLA Law Professor, Eugene Volokh.

WHAT: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “The Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Has Outlived Its Usefulness”
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2013 / Reception 5:45-6:30 / Debate 6:45-8:30 PM
WHERE: Kaufman Center/129 W. 67th Street (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam)/New York, NY 10023
TICKETS: $40 ($12 for students w/ ID). To purchase, visit http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/

The debate will take place in front of a live audience at Kaufman Center in New York City. Before the debate, audience members will vote on the motion; afterward, the audience votes again. The team that moves the most voters to its side will be the winning team in this provocative debate.

Winner of the 2013 Silver Radio Award for Best Public Affairs Program and named one of “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world’s top thinkers including Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, Alan Dershowitz, Peter Thiel and Arianna Huffington. Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented 80 debates on a wide range of provocative topics including global warming, genetically engineered babies, science refuting God, and legalizing drugs. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/11/constitutional-right-to-bear-arms-has-outlived-its-usefulness/#ixzz2kfTrSMKQ
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ACK - GOP Bidding Denver for 2016 Convention

WASHINGTON — The Colorado GOP is preparing to make a bid for Denver to host the 2016 Republican National Convention — potentially delivering the state a repeat economic boost received when it hosted the Democratic National Convention five years ago.

Party President Ryan Call confirmed the news to The Denver Post Wednesday.

Besides Denver's already proven record at hosting the massive four-day international event that draws roughly 50,000 visitors, Call said a 2016 GOP convention in Denver would be apropos because it will be "bookends of eight years of an Obama regime."

Read more: Colorado GOP readies to bid for 2016 Republican National Convention - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/ci_24518750/colorado-gop-readies-bid-2016-republican-national-convention#ixzz2kaIc7o4V
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Junk Insurance Policies

I've heard many a horror stories about junk insurance - my friend had to take out a 2nd mortgage to pay for the 2 hour stay at the hospital for a stroke. $25,000. He nearly lost everything....barely hanging on now

Junk” health insurance leaves individuals and the nation vulnerable to high medical costs.

able to high medical costs.
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The horror stories are rampant. Around the nation, people who liked their inexpensive individual insurance plans say they must replace them with a more expensive one because of the Affordable Care Act.

The stories raise two distinct issues.

One is whether President Barack Obama lied when he said, more than once, “If you like your plan, you can keep it.”

Certainly Obama was wrong. Maybe he was making a paternalistic assumption that people do not “like” lousy individual insurance policies. Maybe he expected insurance companies to immediately begin upgrading policies, not anticipating how they would react to the uncertainty surrounding implementation of law. Or maybe he was lying.

Distinct from Obama’s motives is whether the fact not all people can keep the cheap individual insurance policies they “like” is a bad thing.

The policies being canceled under Obamacare do not meet even the minimum standards of the law. They fall far short of the platinum, gold and silver policies, and can’t even meet the minimalist coverage requirements of a bronze policy,http://www.timesdaily.com/opinion/editorials/article_59e06dba-4b1d-11e3-8290-10604b9f1ff4.html

Let's Not Use CBS News Links

They just can't be trusted.

Alex Jones Calls Napolitano A Sack of Shit, Lesbian

He called Janet Napolitano all sorts of names.

Jones: “Why is Janet Napolitano, why is he, as a Man, so bold to even admit that to Congress. …”
Jones: “You know, Janet Napolitano, he says he doesn’t like being criticized by us.”
Jones: “He’s a man, he can take it.”
Jones: “What kind of person to you think Mr. Napolitano is?”
Chapman: “I’d rather not say, because I know what you know, and I’m not going to put it on the air.”
Jones: “I mean, Mr. Napolitano”
Chapman: “Spies everywhere”
Jones: “I’m convinced that Mr. Napolitano is a guy masquerading as a woman, and not doing a very good job of it.”
Chapman: “Ah… You’re probably right, because you’re right about most things.”
Jones: “Hold on a second, Jaren was saying something about Mr. Napolitano; what was that?”
Jones: “Alright, I don’t usually stoop to humor, but at a certain point, I’m getting tired of it.”

It doesn't take a scholar to know this 23 year old kid was a fan of the fanatical and disgusting Alex Jones.

Jones is an accessory to murder.

What Do Boys Do When They Find a Real Gun?

Objectives. To determine how boys behave when they find a handgun in a presumably safe environment and to compare parental expectations of their child's interest in real guns with this observed behavior.

Methods. A convenience sample of 8- to 12-year-old boys was recruited from families that completed a survey on firearm ownership, storage practices, and parental perceptions. Parents were asked to rate their child's interest in real guns on a scale from 1 to 5: 1–2 = low interest, 3 = moderate interest, and 4–5 = high interest. Parents of an eligible child were asked to bring to the exercise 1 of their son's playmates and/or a sibling in the same age range. After informed parental consent was obtained, each pair or trio of boys was placed in a room with a 1-way mirror and observed for up to 15 minutes. Two water pistols and an actual .380 caliber handgun were concealed in separate drawers. The handgun contained a radio transmitter that activated a light whenever the trigger was depressed with sufficient force to discharge the firearm. After the exercise, each boy was asked whether he thought that the pistol was real or a toy. Before leaving, each child was counseled about safe behavior around guns.

Results. Twenty-nine groups of boys (n= 64) took part in the study. The mean age of participants was 9.8 years. Twenty-one of the groups (72%) discovered the handgun (n = 48 boys); 16 groups (76%) handled it (n = 30 boys). One or more members in 10 of the groups (48%) pulled the trigger (n = 16 boys). Approximately half of the 48 boys who found the gun thought that it was a toy or were unsure whether it was real. Parental estimates of their child's interest in guns did not predict actual behavior on finding the handgun. Boys who were believed to have a low interest in real guns were as likely to handle the handgun or pull the trigger as boys who were perceived to have a moderate or high interest in guns. More than 90% of the boys who handled the gun or pulled the trigger reported that they had previously received some sort of gun safety instruction.


POTUS Speaking Live


"There were multiple people firing off various guns" CO Springs Last Night

At least four people were hurt during a shooting in Colorado Springs early Sunday morning.

Colorado Springs Police say the shooting happened at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, officers say four people were hit by gunfire. It happened on the 1500-block of South Nevada Avenue. Investigators on scene said it appears somebody started shooting and then multiple other people also started firing guns. As of Sunday morning how the shooting started remains a mystery.

"There were multiple people firing off various guns, we have at least four calibers involved so we're curious as to what happened and why it happened," said Sgt. Jim Jeffcoat of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

None of the people hit suffered life-threatening injuries, at least two other people suffered wounds from an assault.http://www.koaa.com/news/at-least-four-hit-by-gunfire-during-shooting-in-colorado-springs/

24 Year Old Seeking Help Shot By Police

It never ends

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man who apparently had wrecked his car and may have been seeking help from a homeowner at 2:30 a.m. Saturday was later shot and killed by an officer after running toward police.

The man was identified as 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers received a call shortly after 2:30 a.m. about an attempted breaking-and-entering at a residence in the 7500 block of Reedy Creek Road in northeast Charlotte.

Three officers who responded to the scene came across a man matching the description of the possible suspect, and surrounded him, Monroe said at a press conference at CMPD headquarters. Monroe said the man “immediately charged” at the officers, and one of the them fired at him.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/14/4313045/cmpd-chief-to-hold-press-conference.html#.UjSUr2Rgbpk#storylink=cpy

John Morse & Angela Giron Conceeds

Colorado Springs and Pueblo are Dead to me.
Fuck em...I'll never visit either districts as long as I live in CO

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