SI
SI
discoversearch

 Politics | Politics for Pros- moderated


Previous 10 | Next 10 
To: Oblivious who wrote (479499)3/29/2012 8:26:32 PM
From: Farmboy
   of 560138
 
They all get the job done, don't they!

I really have a lot of appreciation for that .40 caliber round. Seems like an almost ideal solution to all those arguments about 'stopping power'.

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read | Read Replies (1)

To: Farmboy who wrote (479503)3/29/2012 8:27:52 PM
From: Oblivious
   of 560138
 
Yes it is.

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read

To: unclewest who wrote (479502)3/29/2012 8:29:23 PM
From: Farmboy
   of 560138
 
Great observation sir!

They're hard to beat. I do like my pocket size .380 too, though.

especially since I don't carry a purse! LOL

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read | Read Replies (1)


To: Nadine Carroll who wrote (479460)3/29/2012 8:29:57 PM
From: Tom Clarke
   of 560138
 
it's what you might call a short-range anti-personnel weapon

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read

To: Nadine Carroll who wrote (479448)3/29/2012 8:39:32 PM
From: Brian Sullivan
   of 560138
 
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Is Buying 'The New Republic'
by Mark Memmott

Social media meets old media:

Saying that he's convinced "the demand for long-form, quality journalism is strong in our country," Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that he's buying The New Republic.




www.tnr.com

That's a magazine, as Steve says, which is four times older than its new owner. Hughes is 28.

"People still want independent, rigorous reporting and The New Republic has been a place where that happens," Hughes tells Steve during a conversation that's to be broadcast on Friday's Morning Edition.

Hughes, who directed online organizing for the Obama campaign in 2008, adds that there's no shortage of short-form journalism these days (such as blogs). "The shortage is understanding the big problems of our day," he believes. "Where do you go for context on the problems our nation faces?"

And he sees a growing ability to connect long-form journalism to digital users, thanks to tablets that allow users to "pause, linger, read and process very important ideas."

He sees The New Republic as a place "of liberal values. And by that I mean values that embrace the core American ideals of freedom, equality and an American responsibility to make the world a better place."

There's no word yet on the price Hughes is paying for The New Republic. He does think it "can be profitable," though it's "not going to be the next Facebook-" — which earned him the money to make a deal such as this.

We'll add the as-broadcast version of their discussion to the top of this post later today.

Update at 6:45 a.m. ET.The New York Times also spoke with Hughes. Its Media Decoder blog writes that:

Hughes "will become publisher and the editor in chief of the magazine, and Richard Just will remain the editor. Martin Peretz, who was editor in chief from 1975 until 2010, when his title was changed to editor in chief emeritus, will become a member of the magazine's advisory board. ...

"Under Mr. Peretz's editorship and ownership, the magazine has passionately supported Israel and drawn criticism at times for its pro-war stances. The magazine's editorials supported the Iraq War in 2003 and later expressed deep regret for doing so."

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read

To: simplicity who wrote (479430)3/29/2012 8:55:17 PM
From: Tom Clarke
   of 560138
 
Another option - shoots up to 25 feet! :)



amazon.com 

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read


To: Oblivious who wrote (479495)3/29/2012 8:58:29 PM
From: Oblivious
   of 560138
 
My Sig is my ankle bracelet. LOL!

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read

To: DMaA who wrote (479244)3/29/2012 8:59:55 PM
From: goldworldnet
1 Recommendation   of 560138
 
Spike Lee settles for retweeting wrong address
Associated Press – 32 mins ago

news.yahoo.com 

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An elderly couple has reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the director help spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen.

The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address. Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed.

Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s. They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.

The killing has touched off widespread protests around the country and expressions of outrage — including from Lee and other celebrities — because Zimmerman was not arrested. The neighborhood watch volunteer has said he acted in self-defense.

"At this point in time, we have come to an agreement with Spike Lee and his attorneys, and at this point, the matter is fully resolved," Morgan said. "Spike has agreed to compensate the McClains for their loss and for the disruption into their lives. He's taken full responsibility."

Lee tweeted late Wednesday: "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace."

Morgan added that Lee also called the McClains to apologize personally.

"He was really kind," Elaine McClain said. "And when he called us, you could just tell he really felt bad about it. And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned."

No one answered at a telephone listing for a production company for Lee in New York after business hours Thursday.

* * *

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read | Read Replies (3)

To: goldworldnet who wrote (479510)3/29/2012 9:03:07 PM
From: Bearcatbob
1 Recommendation   of 560138
 
So it is all over - just like with Rush - right?

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read


To: Brian Sullivan who wrote (479501)3/29/2012 9:07:14 PM
From: goldworldnet
5 Recommendations   of 560138
 
Zimmerman is probably never going to be able to return home and all because the media made this into something it wasn't.

* * *

Share Recommend | Keep | Reply | Mark as Last Read | Read Replies (1)
Previous 10 | Next 10 

Copyright © 1995-2014 Knight Sac Media. All rights reserved.Stock quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes - See Terms of Use.