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William Roger Griffith, 74, West Burlington, died Sunday, December 16, 2012

Linda Poffenbarger Svoboda, 52, Burlington, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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2012 was the best year ever

Never in the history of the world has there been less hunger, less disease and more prosperity

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Police Chief Recommends Arming School Personnel

“Police Chief Tim Fitch says it is time to talk about arming civilian school personnel following Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, comparing it to arming airline pilots after September 11, 2001.”

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Judith Elaine Corley, 82, Burlington, died Monday, December 17, 2012

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I am Adam Lanza’s Mother

It’s time to talk about mental illness

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Gun-free zones provide false sense of security

Killers aren’t stopped by these policies

“After a shooting spree,” author William Burroughs once said, “they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.”

There are a lot of problems with this approach, but one of the most significant is this one:  It doesn’t work.  One of the interesting characteristics of mass shootings is that they generally occur in places where firearms are banned: malls, schools, etc.  That was the finding of a famous 1999 study by John Lott of the University of Maryland and William Landes of the University of Chicago, and it appears to have been borne out by experience since then as well.

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Attorney General Secretly Grants Government Ability to Develop and Store Dossiers on Innocent Americans

Click Link: Attorney General Secretly Granted Gov. Ability to Develop and Store Dossiers on Innocent Americans

Attorney General Eric Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder
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Roger Kenneth Erickson, 80, Burlington, died Sunday, December 16

Edward Lewis “Grandpa” Tharp, 71, Burlington, died Saturday, December 15

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Armed Man Stopped Oregon Mall Shooting

Man, armed, confronts mall shooter

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As Shooting Story Unfolds, Media Struggle With Facts

TV, and other media, fell prey to reporting “facts” that were often wrong.