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Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to send National Guard troops to schools Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., proposed using National Guard troops to help make schools safer on Wednesday. Boxer wants to avoid another shooting like the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook last week, and believes her SOS Act is the way to prevent such shootings. The Save Our Schools Act (SOS) would allow governors to use National Guard troops in schools and then be reimbursed by the federal government. The SOS Act is modeled after the National Guard program that currently allows governors to use the National Guard for assistance with law enforcement efforts “related to drug interdiction activities”.
“Three hundred million weapons are out there, nothing I know is going to change that. And in the meantime we better — we darn better — keep our kids safe,” Sen. Boxer said Wednesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill. “And if we avoid looking at that question I think we are failing.”
(CBS/AP) STRASBURG, Va. – Christopher Johnson is accused of walking into northern Virginia’s Sandy Hook Elementary School carrying a 2×4 board bearing the words “High Powered Rifle.”
Johnson, 33, was arrested after being detained by a school resource officer. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office Major Scott Proctor told CBS affiliate WTVR that Johnson was approached by a school employee immediately after he entered the school. He said the school resource officer arrived “seconds later.”
Proctor said he was not sure why Johnson entered the school, however he said it appeared Johnson wanted to make a point about school security.
Proctor was not aware if Johnson had a child at the school, which shares the same name as the school in Newtown, Conn. where a gunman opened fire last week, killing 26 people before turning the gun on himself.
Proctor told the station that resource officers are assigned to all the schools within the county and that the department planned to revisit school safety measures following the Newtown tragedy.
Johnson is charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. He is being held without bond in the county jail. It is unclear if Johnson has retained an attorney.
NASA Flooded with Phone Calls Over Mayan Calendar Doomsday Dec. 21
NASA recently told the Los Angeles Times that it has been flooded with phone calls and emails from people asking about the supposed end of the world, December 21, 2012.
The myth may have originated with the Mayan calendar, but has grown to enormous proportions on the web.
NASA spokesman Dwayne Brown told the Los Angeles Times that the space agency typically receives about 90 calls or emails per week.
What If All the World’s Debt Just Went Away
12-20-2012 • Common Dreams
How would the world be different? What would become possible for you personally in your life? How would nations and corporations invest our newfound wealth differently if we all started from a clean slate? Problems like global warming and extreme poverty would instantly become financial drops in the bucket—easily tackled with fair contracts and forward-looking investments. The structural debts of entrenched subsidies, invested capital, tax havens, and trade agreements that keep them from being addressed would simply no longer exist.
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Angel Clark With The Liberty Train Talking With Michael RinoRemover About The End Of The World Plus
China TV airs “V for Vendetta,” stunning many BEIJING (AP) — Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of “V for Vendetta’s” famous line: “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
The airing of the movie Friday night on China Central Television stunned viewers and raised hopes that China is loosening censorship.
“V for Vendetta” never appeared in Chinese theaters, but it is unclear whether it was ever banned. An article on the Communist Party’s People’s Daily website says it was previously prohibited from broadcast, but the spokesman for the agency that approves movies said he was not aware of any ban.
Some commentators and bloggers think the broadcast could be CCTV producers pushing the envelope of censorship, or another sign that the ruling Communist Party’s newly installed leader, Xi Jinping, is serious about reform.
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