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Armed attempted robber shot by concealed carry holder

… Police said it all started when some guys talked on Facebook and planned a meeting to sell a PlayStation.

According to police, the man who tried to turn the sale into a robbery ended up being shot by one of the victims … [who] was lawfully carrying a gun concealed and that this was a case of either shoot or be shot.

Police said the victims told them … [Miel] Santiago walked towards them and pulled a gun out of his waistband. Police said one of the victims pulled out a gun too and fired at Santiago, hitting him in the leg….

Police said the victims called 911 and stayed at the scene until police arrived…. Santiago is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts recklessly endangering another person, as well as carrying a firearm without a license, criminal mischief and conspiracy.

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Finland revokes universal basic income program

A plan that granted Finnish citizens a no questions asked universal basic income (UBI) is over. Finland has decided to end a first of its kind welfare experiment after only two years after the government turned down a request for extra funding from the Finnish social security agency.

Participants of approximately 2,000 unemployed individuals from ages 25 to 58 were given €560 ($685) monthly without any sort of requirements. If they found a job, they were still granted a monthly stipend for the same amount.

According to Time, Finland’s unemployment rate reached a record high of 10 percent in 2017 sparking a new debate on welfare reform.

Read more at The Blaze

Woman kills early-morning armed intruder

A woman fatally shot a man in the head after he pushed his way into her home while armed with a shotgun…. Witnesses told authorities that at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, Charles Shannon Alley … knocked on the door of a home on Piney Knob Drive in Gaffney…. Alley was armed with a shotgun and when a man at the home answered the door Alley pushed his way inside…. A fight began, at which point Alley threatened to harm another man and a woman inside the home…. During the fight, Alley was shot by the woman in the home…. Witnesses told authorities a man who was with Alley ran after the shooting….

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Woman shoots hatchet-wielding carjacker

Police said a woman shot a man who allegedly threatened her with a hatchet outside of a store…. Police arrived at the scene and located a man on the ground with an obvious gunshot wound…. Investigators said the woman was leaving a store…. She entered her vehicle and as she attempted to close the door the man approached her and demanded her car keys while holding a hatchet…. The woman retrieved a handgun and told the man to leave.  As the man raised the hatchet, she shot him, police said.  She was able to keep the man from leaving the scene until officers arrived…..

Read more at Tucson News Now

Cops are the Good Guys

Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day, under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.

The excellent PragerU video linked below describes exactly how I feel about law enforcement, and about the villains that vilify the men and women that put their lives on the line for us day in and day out.

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Young mother’s gun causes home invader to flee

Keri Reeves… a wife and mother of two… told WHNS-TV … that she was laying down in bed just before 2 p.m. when her dog Trigger began barking — and Reeves saw [Ralph Jake Goss Jr.] out of the corner of her eye standing in her dining room…. “I start yelling you need to leave,” she told the station. “You need to get out of my house. I need you to go.” Reeves told WHNS that Goss ran into her bedroom “and he’s standing between me and my door.”

Reeves said she and her husband the night before decided to move his gun from the dresser to a spot near the headboard when they installed a new TV…. “I grabbed it, just kind of tossed the holster across the room,” Reeves added to WHNS. “When I pulled it back to load and aim, that’s when he finally realized he needed to go.”

Reeves told the station she chased Goss outside her home and watched him go through the woods in her backyard before she called 911….

Deputies said they found Goss walking out of the woods Wednesday with items belonging to the victim, the station reported, adding that he was arrested and charged with burglary second degree, petit larceny and possession of burglary tools….

Read more at The Blaze

The three-fifths compromise was right

Recently I’ve been reading The Return of George Washington, a history of George Washington’s life between the end of the Revolutionary War and his election as the first President of the United States. I’ll likely write a book review later, when I’m done reading it. Right now, I feel the need to comment on a particular issue that was briefly discussed in the book.

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Scientific reasons to question man-made warming

Excerpted from an article by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker

Many people are actively worried about global warming. And it frustrates them that skeptics and “deniers” refuse to acknowledge the “science” of such an urgent, manmade problem.

But there may be valid reasons to dispute the theory that man is responsible for climate change. And to demonstrate why the issue isn’t so clearcut, here’s a basic climate question to ponder:

As the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere increases, does its ability to absorb heat increase, decrease or remain the same?

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Talk of mini ice age is changing global warming debate again

Excerpted from an article By Justin Haskins

Many Americans believe the debate over whether man is primarily responsible for Earth’s recent warming was started by Al Gore in the 1990s, when the issue prominently made its way onto the national stage, but scientists have been debating humans’ role in our changing climate for many decades.

For instance, in 1969, the New York Times reported, “Col. Bernt Balchen, polar explorer and flier [now serving with General Dynamics], is circulating a paper among polar specialists proposing that the Arctic pack ice is thinning and that the ocean at the North Pole may become an open sea within a decade or two. … A number of specialists believe that an ice-free Arctic Ocean would not freeze again.”

In the 1970s, some scientists speculated Earth was about to go through an extensive global cooling period, with some even suggesting the cooling could be catastrophic.

These dire predictions, and many more just like them, never occurred, of course, but they all have one thing in common: Environmentalists have consistently used scientific projections to justify radical, often socialistic policy changes, including carbon taxes and exchanges, incentives to limit population growth and other extreme measures that take power away from individuals and give it to an ever-growing centralized government.

I believe we could be about to experience another remarkable shift in the climate change debate, although radical environmentalists’ plan to seize your rights will likely remain the same….

Read More at The Blaze

Synthetic pot causing bleeding from eyes, ears and elsewhere

Emergency rooms in Illinois are noticing a spike in synthetic pot users suffering from “severe bleeding,” and state health officials are warning the public to remain vigilant.

The Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that at least six people in northeastern Illinois had been hospitalized after using the man-made substance — also known as “fake weed,” “K2” or “spice.” On Friday, the number of cases climbed to 32, the health department reported….

“Despite the perception that synthetic cannabinoids are safe and a legal alternative to marijuana, many are illegal and can cause severe illness,” IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah said in a statement earlier this week. “The recent cases of severe bleeding are evidence of the harm synthetic cannabinoids can cause.”

…Users have reported a wide range of symptoms, from bleeding gums and bloody noses to blood in the urine. Women who are menstruating have also experienced a higher than average flow. Bleeding from the eyes and ears is also possible after use, IDPH said.

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