Groceries, Not Guns: Send Kroger a Message. A grocery store is one of the last places we should expect to see someone openly carrying a loaded weapon.
But Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, has policies that allow customers to openly carry guns in its stores -- where moms and their kids shop every day. Numerous shootings and gun rallies have taken place at Kroger brand stores in recent years. Kroger Under Fire From Gun-Control Moms. The fight over whether shoppers should be allowed to tote guns openly in American businesses is about to spill into the aisles of Kroger, the nation's largest supermarket chain.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a national gun control organization backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will kick off a campaign on Monday that seeks to pressure the grocery giant to ban the open carry of firearms in all of its nearly 2,500 stores. Why Congress Is Reluctant To Stop The Military Toys Flowing To Local Cops. WASHINGTON -- The militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is forcing members of Congress to explain their ongoing support for a Pentagon program that provides local law enforcement with weapons used in war zones -- and how, if at all, they plan to change it.
House lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in June to block legislation by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) that would have stopped the program, which funnels surplus military weapons to police departments at no charge. The so-called '1033 program,' launched in 1997, has provided billions of dollars in military equipment to local law enforcement agencies around the country. Israeli Man Socialises In Jerusalem Bar Wearing 'DEPLOYED, DESTROYED, ENJOYED, GAZA 2014' T-Shirt. Nearly 2,000 Palestinians have died in the recent Israeli offensive against Gaza, including many civilian women and children – innocents blasted apart by the modern weaponry of the IDF.
Still, why not celebrate the campaign, an operation UN humanitarian chief Navi Pillay said likely included “war crimes”, by wearing a t-shirt decorated with the words “DEPLOYED, DESTROYED, ENJOYED, GAZA 2014”? AP is reporting the man is an Israeli army reservist The man, whose picture was taken by an AP photographer in a pub in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, is reported to be an Israeli army reservist, yet this remains unconfirmed. Rand Paul Just Can't Stop Rewriting His Own History. Sen.
News - #BBCtrending: The mystery Turk gagged on Twitter. Verizon plan to slow data 'troubling', says FCC. 31 July 2014Last updated at 08:05 ET Verizon's plan to slow download speeds for its biggest data users was "disturbing", the FCC said Verizon's plan to slow data download speeds for 4G mobile customers on unlimited deals is "deeply troubling", the US government has said.
Mediterranean anchovies caught in North Sea at Walton Pier. US appeals court says Colombians cannot sue Chiquita. The Right-Wing Terror Plot You Didn't Hear About This Week. Following the murder of two NYPD officers in New York City, much of the political right moved to blame Mayor de Blasio and other progressive critics of police brutality for inciting the violence, claiming that the mentally ill man who was behind the attack was motivated by left-wing rhetoric.
That narrative doesn't fit very well with a terror case brought this week by the FBI against three Georgia men, all members of a right-wing militia that plotted to attack police and others. Yesterday, Terry Peace, Brian Cannon and Cory Williamson pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, as well as charges of conspiring to defraud the government.
Northwest Georgia News explains: In other words, the men plotted to launch large-scale explosive attacks against local government and police that, if successfully carried out, would have been the largest terror attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11. We Single Israel Out Because We in the West Are Shamefully Complicit in Its Crimes Seventeen members of a single family wiped out in a missile strike.
A centre for disabled people bombed. Schools and mosques attacked. Operation Protective Edge has been a humanitarian disaster for the residents of Gaza. This, apparently, is how Israel defines "self-defence".
Israeli PM Pushes Constitutional Law on Jewish Exclusivity. Fearing growing movement on symbolic and practical return of Palestinian refugees, Israeli PM pushes to reassert Israel's Jewish exclusive nature - Precis Days before Israel marked its 66th anniversary, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he intends to pursue a new law that will further enshrine Israel as a Jewish State of the Jewish nation.
Supreme Court: Constitution allows for public prayer at town meetings (+video) The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a small town in upstate New York can continue to open its town meetings with a prayer, citing an American tradition of similar religious invocations.
Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition. Hobby Lobby Invests In Abortion Pill Manufacturers. The owners of Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, were so offended by the idea of having to include emergency contraceptives and intrauterine devices in their health insurance plans that they sued the Obama administration and took the case all the way up to the Supreme Court. But Mother Jones reported on Tuesday that the company's retirement plan has invested millions of dollars in the manufacturers of emergency contraception and drugs used to induce abortions.
Hobby Lobby's 401(k) employee retirement plan holds $73 million in mutual funds that invest in multiple pharmaceutical companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and abortion-inducing medications. Iain Duncan Smith's 'Statistical Foul Play' Exposed For Fourth Time In Year. Hero College Student Will Not Stand For College Textbook’s Mean Ronald Reagan Lies. Just in case you missed it, we have yet another tale of Liberal Extremism in Our TAXPAYER-SUPPORTED Universities. The most recent butthurt concerns the outrageous, unthinkable claim in a social work textbook that — hope you’re sitting down, folks — Ronald Reagan was not much of an advocate for women.
More specifically, the furor started with one brave sophomore at the University of South Carolina, Anna Chapman, who was so outraged by passages in her Social Work textbook, Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives, by Karen K. Texas Senate Holds Hearing To Congratulate Itself On Women's Health 'Achievements'