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The truth about Costas, Belcher and guns

Did Jovan Belcher, the 6’2” 228 pound linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, need a gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins? How about to commit suicide? Apparently some think that Saturday’s murder-suicide tragedy in Kansas City wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t had a firearm. Amazingly, during halftime on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” Bob Costas told viewers he believed: “If… Read more →

The Shifting Ground In Syria

The Syrian government began to move its chemical weapons in recent days, senior U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News, prompting new warnings from the Obama administration that using those weapons against the population would cross a “red line.” One senior U.S. official told Fox News “there are concerns about possible preparations for use” of the weapons, though “we don’t know… Read more →

Sea-based attack drone readied for first carrier trials

Nov. 29 – The US Navy’s first sea-based, unmanned attack aircraft is being prepared for its maiden test flight from an aircraft carrier. The Northrop Grumman X-47 B arrived for duty aboard the USS Harry Truman on Monday (November 26) with the Navy expected to begin the first ever sea tests of a pilotless drone next month. Rob Muir has… Read more →

Japan deploys Patriot systems as Pyongyang plans rocket launch Japan has begun deploying a surface-to-air missile defence system and placed it’s armed forces on standby in response to North Korea’s decision to launch a long-range rocket, later this month. A Japanese naval vessel is enroute to Okinawa with an advanced Patriot defence system onboard. It is believed the North Korean rocket will pass over the Okinawa island chain. Japanese… Read more →

U.S. “planning to take action” if Syria crosses chemical weapons “red line”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated a strong warning Monday to the Syrian government not to use its chemical weapons, but she would not comment on reports that there were indications of recent activity at sites believed to house those weapons, nor would she give any hints as to what action the U.S. might take if that “red line” was… Read more →

Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ at fiscal cliff proposal

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner painted a bleak picture Sunday when talking about fiscal cliff negotiations between the White House and Republicans. “Right now I would say we’re nowhere. Period. We’re nowhere. We’ve put a serious offer on the table by putting revenues up there to try to get this question resolved, but the White House has responded with virtually… Read more →

Vatican introduces new security measures after Vatileaks scandal

Vatican clergy and employees will be issued with an identity card complete with a microchip-tracking device in sweeping new security measures designed to prevent a repeat of the Vatileaks scandal. Much tighter controls have already been introduced for anyone seeking access or photocopies of the Holy See’s archives, dossiers and documents. The Papal Apartments, which include the living quarters of… Read more →

UK and France summon Israeli envoys in settlements row

Britain and France have both summoned Israeli ambassadors in protest at Israel’s decision to approve the construction of 3,000 new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The UK said the move would cast doubt on Israel’s “stated commitment to achieving peace with the Palestinians”. Israel authorised the 3,000 additional housing units a day after the UN voted to… Read more →