Larry Pratt Joins Steve to Discuss the Current Gun Legislation
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, joins Steve to discuss gun control. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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What gives us the right to keep and bear

What gives us the right to keep and bear arms? The Second Amendment doesn’t, so what does? Video Rating: 2 / 5

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Victoria’s Secret Model Karolina Kurkova’s Gun Dress Criticized
(Photo by Brian Flannery/Daily News) Nowadays, it’s not really that hard to offend someone. So much as a display of something vaguely resembling whatever inanimate object you rally against is enough to prompt phone calls to the ACLU about how appalled you are. Of course, as we gun guys can attest, firearms seem to take a lot of heat and prompt some pretty outrageous responses from those who think they know better. Kid draws a picture of her father fighting monsters with a gun ? Arrest the dad! Student bites his Pop-Tart so it looks like a gun ? Suspend that little punk! That’ll teach him! Sadly, it should come as no surprise that something with guns actually printed on is frowned on as “insensitive” and “low-taste.” At least, those are some of the words being used against Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova, who on Friday paraded around New York City in a dress covered in various handguns and rifles . As is common with anything in this kindergarten country of ours, more than a few people had a problem with this. The Hollywood-obsessed bloggers over at TMZ, for example, said Kurkova was “seemingly oblivious to the fact police had a deadly gun battle last night with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects” Thursday. Maybe if TMZ actually did their homework, they’d know the dress has nothing to do with last week’s events in Boston, nor does it have anything to do with the attempts to ban “assault weapons” in Congress. “It was against war and not anything to do with the personal use of guns,” Israeli-born designer Nili Lotan told the Daily News , saying it was actually a reference to the conflict between Lebanon and Israel. Still, Lotan said she would be hesitant to use the same fabric again, given the tragic events in Boston and Newtown, Conn. “Would I ever do (a gun print) again? I’m not so sure, because today it would provoke the wrong impression,” Lotan said, adding if she did use a gun print in the future, it would have “a very strong statement against allowing guns.” Talk about ironic. Anti-gun fashionista makes anti-war dress, criticized for being insensitive because, oh dear, there are guns on it! We at G&A won’t pretend to be fashion experts—by and large, our online staff’s wardrobes consist of flannel, tactical shirts and a few sports jerseys. This kind of nonsense is exactly why we stay far away from the world of fashion; it’s all confusion, self-righteousness and hypocrisy. We’ll stick with our non-designer jeans and button-ups, thank you very much. Guns & Ammo

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Right to keep and bear arms speech by Do

Right to keep and bear arms speech by Douglas Cutler Jr. Douglas Cutler Jr’s speech at the 2nd Amendment rally at the state capitol on Jan. 19th, 2013.

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Jim Chanos: China: The Edifice Complex – Wine Country Conference Presentation
Jim Chanos’ speech, ” China: The Edifice Complex “, is available at Wine Country Conference Speaker Presentations . Click on the link and scroll down to find the correct video. Allow 45 minutes or so for viewing. The videos are the actual presentations, and we are making a couple of them available each week for three weeks. John Hussman’s presentation ” An Unstable Equilibrium ” was posted last week. My Presentation ” A Brief Lesson in History ” is also available as are my ” Opening Remarks “. Speaker presentation material, Yahoo! Finance media interviews, and associated articles on Advisor Perspectives are now available online at Wine Country Conference Speaker Slides . If you enjoy the videos and slides please consider making a Donation to the Les Turner ALS Foundation . Specify ” Mish Campaign ” on the donation to earmark funds for research. All told, we raised nearly $ 500,000 for ALS research, subject to final audit. $ 100,000 of that came from a very generous matching donation from the Hussman Foundation . Thanks again for a successful 2013 WCC and we look forward to many more! The 2014 conference will raise money for autism research and programs. Mike “Mish” Shedlock Mike “Mish” Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction. Visit to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific. Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis

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Colorado Appeals Court Rules Employers C

Colorado Appeals Court Rules Employers Can Fire Marijuana Users Colorado employers can legally fire marijuana users from their jobs, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a 2-1 decision. by Phillip Smith Drug War Chronicle April 26, 2013 Although the case was brought by a medical marijuana user, the ruling will have any even broader impact given that the state has now legalized marijuana for all adults. Coats challenged his firing, citing Colorado’s Lawful Activities statute, which prohibits employers from firing workers for “engaging in any legal activity off the premises of the employer during nonworking hours.” But both the trial court and now the appeals court rejected his challenge, holding that because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, the Lawful Activities statute does not apply. “For an activity to be lawful in Colorado, it must be permitted by, and not contrary to, both state and federal law,” the appeals court said. Judge John Webb dissented, saying he could not find a case addressing whether Colorado judges must consider federal law in determining the meaning of the Colorado statute. Coats’ attorney, Michael Evans, said in a statement that the ruling will have a broad impact in the state. “This case not only impacts Mr. Coats, but also some 127,816 medical marijuana patient-employees in Colorado who could be summarily terminated even if they are in legal compliance with Colorado state law,” Evans said. And with adult marijuana legalization now in place in the state, it is not just medical marijuana users who stand to be affected. The ruling is expected to be appealed. Similar rulings allowing employers to fire medical marijuana users have been upheld by courts in other states, including California, Michigan, and Montana. Powered By | Full Text RSS Feed | Amazon Plugin WordPress | Android Forums | WordPress Tutorials

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The Xenophobe Party

The Xenophobe Party The xenophobia has already begun. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today urged him to reconsider immigration legislation because of the bombings in Boston. “The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system,” Paul writes. “If we don’t use this debate as an opportunity to fix flaws in our current system, flaws made even more evident last week, then we will not be doing our jobs.” Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), senior Republican senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is responsible for an immigration reform bill, is using much the same language — suggesting that the investigation of two alleged Boston attackers will “help shed light on the weaknesses of our system.” Can we just get a grip? Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a naturalized American citizen. He came to the United States when he was nine years old. He attended the public schools of Cambridge, Massachusetts, not far from where I lived. Immigration reform is not about national security, in any event. It’s about doing what’s right, and giving the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in America — many of them here for years, working at jobs and paying withholding taxes, and many of them children — a path to citizenship. It’s about making sure they aren’t exploited by employers and others who know they won’t complain to authorities. And giving their families the security of knowing that they can live peacefully and securely without fearing deportation. That path shouldn’t be so easy as to invite others from abroad to abuse the system, and the nation has every right to demand that undocumented immigrants pay a penalty and move to the back of the queue when it comes to attaining citizenship. But the path should be reasonable, straightforward, and fair. Other Republicans want President Obama to declare the surviving Boston bombing suspect an “enemy combatant,” in order to question him without any of the protections of the criminal justice system. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says treating him as an enemy combatant is appropriate “with his radical Islamist ties and the fact that Chechens are all over the world fighting with Al Qaeda.” Hold it. Tsarnaev was arrested on American soil for acts occurring in the United States. No known evidence links him to Al Qaeda. He is Muslim — so is Graham really saying Muslims are presumed guilty until proven otherwise? During the Bush administration, the Supreme Court upheld the indefinite military detention of Yaser Esam Hamdi, an American citizen. But he was captured carrying a weapon on an Afghanistan battlefield, and the Court said the purpose of wartime detention was to keep captured enemies from returning to fight, and that “indefinite detention for the purpose of interrogation is not authorized.” Memo to the Xenophobe Party: The so-called “war on terror” is a war without end. If we arrest American citizens and hold them indefinitely without trials, without lawyers, and without the protection of our system of justice, because we suspect they have ties with terrorists, where will that end? Our civil rights and liberties lie at the core of what it means to be an American, and we have fought for over two centuries to protect and defend them. The horror of the Boston Marathon is real. But the xenophobic fears it has aroused are not. I would have hoped United States senators felt an obligation to calm public passions than pander to them. We need immigration reform, and we must protect our civil liberties. These goals are not incompatible with protecting America. Indeed, they are essential to it. ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best…

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