Monday, November 10, 2014

Since 2000, the percentage of Americans who believe that gun ownership makes their homes safer has nearly doubled, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.

A mere 35 percent of Americans believed having a gun in the house was an added safety measure in 2000, while the majority (50 percent) thought it made households more dangerous. Now the tables have completely turned. Today, six in 10 Americans back owning a gun for safety, while only 30 percent believe it is dangerous.

What’s more, members of every political party are warming to the idea of gun ownership.

Republicans show the largest growth (37-percentage points since 2000) followed closely by Independents (29-point increase) and lastly Democrats (13-point growth).

Curiously, despite the sharp turn in ideology, the average number of Americans who own a gun (42 percent) has hardly wavered over the past 14 years. Perhaps this will change as the benefits of the Second Amendment are more widely acknowledged.

Aren’t you loving these low gasoline prices? I’m sure you notice gas prices go up like a rocket and come down like a feather. We addressed this on Powering America Radio last week with Gregg Laskowski, Senior Petroleum Analyst at Gregg watches oil and gasoline price trends all day, and writes a blog on gasbuddy as well.

There’s no doubt, the retailer is catching a little extra margin when prices are volatile. Slow to change the sign when prices are falling, yet almost instantaneous to crank them in the opposite direction.

Another factor is the timing of when stations purchase and take delivery of supply. The way the market works is that gas stations are always pricing today’s gas that you buy at the pump based on what they expect the next truckload will cost them. When trends are down, as they are now, stations will lower prices in anticipation of next week’s truck being cheaper than what they have in the ground. When this downtrend eventually bottoms and things start to go back up, expect prices to move quickly in the opposite direction. Bummer, huh?

Gregg pointed out something else that can save you money. I use it all the time, and wanted to pass it along. It’s the gasbuddy app for your phone. You can download it from your app store of choice, or from their website here. The app will obviously find your location and show you the cheapest gas around you.

If you want to see what gas prices are in your general geographic area, you can do a web search that says “Los Angeles gas prices” and generally the gasbuddy report page will be the top search result.

We use this on Powering America a lot when we do our “Gas Price Update” feature.

You might be surprised to realize the vast difference in gas prices just in your town. We often observe a delta of $.70 to as much as $1.00 between the cheapest versus the most expensive gas in many cities, especially when prices were higher. That could amount to $15.00 to $20.00 at the pump, so by being aware of the average of what you should be paying, if you end up at an expensive station, you’ll know to drive a little further and save big time.

Bottom line, enjoy these cheap prices while we have them & be a smart shopper!

Khamenei: Eliminate Israel by Referendum on Muslim Myth of “Palestine”

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

If these racists and antisemites believe they can “eliminate” the Jewish homeland, then it is time for freedom-loving peoples to consider if lands under the brutal and savage system of sharia should be eliminated as well. The brutal oppression and subjugation of Islamic law is growing, and under it millions of non-Muslims and secular Muslim victims are being subsumed.

How many have to die or lives as slaves under jackboot of Islam, made all the worse by the antisemite in the White House?
Khamenei: Eliminate Israel by Referendum of ‘Palestinians’
Iran’s supreme leader says Jews will not be massacred. Instead, a referendum will decide if they should be expelled.

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali...


Attkisson: CBS Kept Obama Benghazi Clip Secret to Help Re-Election


Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says CBS News executives kept a clip of President Obama refusing to call the Benghazi attacks terrorism secret until after the election in order to help Obama's re-election.
Obama was interviewed by Steve Kroft for "60 Minutes" the Sunday following the attack and said, "Well, it's too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved. But, obviously, it was an attack on Americans."

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That clip did not air as part of the original interview, but the full transcript was sent to the "CBS Evening News" staff.

Mitt Romney brought up during one of their 2012 presidential debates Obama's failure for 14 days to label the attack terrorism. Attkisson said that would have been the perfect time to have brought out the clip.

Appearing Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Attkisson said, "That exchange, I believe, should have been pulled out immediately after the debate, which would have been very newsy at the time, It was exclusive to CBS. It would have, it appears to me, proven Romney's point against Obama. But that clip was kept secret."

Attkisson said she was covering Benghazi, yet no one told her about the clip, instead directing her to another clip from the same interview that made Obama sound like he had labeled the act terrorism from the beginning.

"And it was only right before the election that somebody kind of leaked out the transcript to others of us at CBS and we were really shocked. We felt that there had been something very unethical had been done to have kept that up," Attkisson said.The "Evening News" executives had access to the complete transcript the day "60 Minutes" sent it over, said Attkisson, citing emails she says she has seen.

"They, in my view, skipped over it, passed it up, kept it secret throughout the whole time when it would have been relevant to the news," she said. "And I think that was because they were trying to defend the president and they thought that would be harmful to him."

I just could NOT resist posting this...I am sooo bad...LOL


To Riot or NOT to Riot...the Question of the Day 
By: Diane Sori
"Prepare for the worst."  
Ferguson, Missouri Mayor James Knowles

Everyone is on edge as the clock ticks down, for today is the day that the grand jury's decision on whether to indict or NOT indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting that killed 18-year old thug Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri will be announced.

Having ordered new riot gear, re-stocked their supply of tear gas, and having held special training seminars concerning riot control, Ferguson police are indeed bracing for the worst as the verdict from 'leaked' reports appears to show that Officer Darren Wilson will NOT be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. And with forensic evidence proving that it was either Wilson take down Brown or he himself be killed by the 300 pound six foot two inch hoodlum, this should be a closed case. In fact, the recently released to the public forensic report showed Brown’s blood on Wilson’s gun, thus giving much credence to Officer Wilson's claim that at one point he was pinned in his vehicle and engaged in a struggle with Brown for control of said gun.

However none of in the truth...matters when the race-baiters are out for blood...out for blood as payback for the Trayvon Martin verdict...or so many claim.

And of course true to form Obama had to stick his two-cents in...just like he did in the Trayvon Martin case itself as well as in its aftermath...when just this past Friday he spoke by phone with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to get an 'update on the situation' after the Justice Department...Eric Holder's hate-whitey Justice Department...briefed him on federal efforts to assist state and local governments if and when need arose.

The last thing Ferguson, Missouri needs is any assistance from this racist administration, especially when it also appears that Officer Wilson will NOT face civil rights charges either, because federal investigators have said evidence to date does NOT support these charges being brought against him...making Obama and his minions...including the media who thrive on the hate to sell newspapers and drive up TV ratings...NOT happy at all.

So you just know that when Officer Wilson is (hopefully) NOT indicted, the 'animals' if you will, will be out in full-force coming up against heavily fortified and armed police officers and National Guard troops, whom the governor ordered deployed to Ferguson in rightful anticipation of rioting breaking out. And why is large-scale rioting expected to happen...simply because every time a verdict is handed down that racist blacks and 'guilt-ridden over slavery' liberal whites do NOT agree with, rioting and looting starts. But this time it will be far worse for the New Black Panthers are already in Ferguson playing to and revving up the mob mentality crowds, as are the outside instigators that (I believe) the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Holder...with Obama's approval...has had bussed in.

In fact, violence is so expected that Ferguson residents and business owners have been told to board up their homes and businesses and get out of town...and how sad is it that as all this is over one hoodlum...who had just robbed and strong-armed a shopkeeper and who was trying to kill a police officer. And herein lies the crux of the problem for in today's America...thanks to Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his cohorts setting race relations back 50+ years or more...the black man is always innocent and the white man is always guilty NO matter the crime, the circumstances involved, or the verdict rendered.

And this scenario entirely stems from race-baiting black 'supposed' leaders being successful in instilling 'collective guilt' into the liberal white consciousness over the act of slavery that ended over 150 years ago. Ended over 150 years ago meaning that NO one alive today...or anyone from the generation before this one or even the one before that...had anything whatsoever to do with one from this generation or the preceding few generations owned slaves, abused slaves, or sold slaves...period.

Yet instilling guilt over acts that happened generations ago is used...or should I say the justification for allowing and then excusing boys being anything but boys. Forgetting that slavery is one of the oldest successful businesses of sorts known to man and that all races, nationalities, and religions have practiced slavery and have themselves been slaves at one time or another during the course of history, today's race-baiters use the acts of slavery that occurred in America's past as the justification for and the reason why people of color today do the rioting and looting that always seems to follow legal verdicts they do NOT like or agree with.

And what's so sad about all this is that when the rioting and looting does happen it always happens to the very businesses owned by the very people whose ancestors were the ones who were the slaves. Makes NO sense now does it yet for those who think this a justifiable reason as to why this happens it then becomes, in their minds, our collective white duty to reward these actions by looking away and excusing those who are the descendants of the victims of acts committed many generations ago.

Look away as they demand monetary remuneration for things that NEVER personally happened to them.

And herein enters the likes of those like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder, and many others, including Barack HUSSEIN Obama, who help fuel this guilt NOT because they give a damn about their own people, but because for them the guilt becomes something they can play and manipulate for profit, as racism whether perceived or real is indeed big business. And make NO mistake about it, the actions that have happened and probably will again happen in Ferguson, Missouri are lining these white-hater's pockets.

And when you add in how the media is a big part of the problem in that they willingly choose to ignore the overwhelming number of violent black on white crimes choosing instead to focus on and cover ad-nauseum the much smaller number of white on black crimes, you just know the stage has been set for Ferguson, Missouri, to become ground zero for violence unseen in decades...for violence the race-baiters will excuse because of perceived past sins which the media will help promote...they too strictly for profit.

And if the feared does become reality the biggest losers will be the good people of Ferguson who are, for all intents and purposes, being held hostage by those who are NOT even residents of their city. With a mindset and voices angrily spewing that either the indictment comes down 'their' way...and 'their' way means whitey is charged with the murder of an anything but innocent black thug...or they will burn Ferguson down to the ground...there really can be NO winners here, especially the people of Ferguson for it will be their city and their businesses that become the victims of deliberately set in motion misguided for profit vigilantly 'so-called' justice.

So now we wait for 2pm when we will know if truth wins out over fear and threats or if fear and threats help turn an innocent man's life upside down all because of the color of 'his' skin. And while I know that if the fear and threats win out in order to help quell the threatened violence, it's the truth alone that in the end will help set things right again. And truth above all else would be the best thing for a city and its people on the cusp of deliberately being thrown into the racial bonfire where there are NEVER any winners...NEVER any winners at all.