→ New Research: U.S. Is Warming, But Not Uniformly : “The Southwest and North Central and Northeastern states are clearly warming faster than the rest of the country,” report author Claudia Tebaldi said in a statement. “As warming continues, future droughts could be hotter and more severe, seasons will be altered, and the risk of wildfires will increase significantly.” – A shout out to Bam Bam for the link.
→ FBI Releases Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2011 : “According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released today, the nation experienced a 4.0 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2011 when compared with data from 2010. The report is based on information the FBI gathered from 14,009 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data for both 2010 and 2011.”
→ Lock and Load: Gun Sales Way Up, Business Booming : Isn’t it strange how gun sales go up and crime goes down – isn’t that the opposite of what Sarah Brady and her goons at the “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence” claim… Folks guns save the lives… Think about it how many good people’s lives have been saved by them using a gun to stop an attack on themselves or someone else.
→ Firearms training for those living in or moving to the Redoubt of the East : Tactical Response, Personal Responsibility, Inc. (PRI), Rattlesnake Ridge Training Center and School, Cumberland Tactics. And don’t forget to buy ammo from our very own LuckyGunner.
→ Your tax dollars at work : “The State Department will spend $16.5 million on 2,500 Kindle e-book readers from Amazon, which amounts to a whopping $6,600 per Kindle device that retails for $189.”
→ Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Protect Americans From Unwarranted Use of Domestic Drones : “Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued. Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a statement released today.”
→ 12 Signs of the Europocalypse : From the Chinese buying spree to the rise of extremism, here’s what to watch for as the continent teeters on the brink of disaster. Meanwhile, Greeks hoard canned food.
→ Your health : Why Chronic Infections Cause Cancer.