Archive for November 24th, 2010

Sam Adams Alliance – Studies from 2010 election on citizen activism

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

SAM’s insightsLab has released the first in a series of reports examining grassroots activist energy for the 2010 midterm election.  In this study we aimed to measure the intensity of this energy at various times: before the general election, on Election Day, and following the election.  Please join us in considering several insights revealed by our research team:
Pre-election enthusiasm: 89.3 percent of Tea Party activists said they were actively introducing new people into the movement.

Election Day enthusiasm: Small-government activists were 31 percent more likely to participate in early voting during the 2010 midterm elections.

Post-election landscape: In regards to the election results, on a scale of 1 (completely unsatisfied) to 7 (completely satisfied), small-government activists had a weighted score of 5.2.
READ PART 1 OF THE REPORT

Job Opportunities – City of Overland Park

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Nov. 23, 2010

Overland Park offers an online Employment Recruitment System for those looking for or applying for jobs with the city. The system provides information on full-time, part-time and temporary job openings.

Current job openings include a full-time position for code compliance officer, which inspects residential and non-residential property and oversees compliance with city codes. Two part-time jobs include: work at the city’s drop off recycling center and farmers’ market manager.

These listings are updated as necessary and are subject to change at any time.

For more information on any of these jobs, please visit the Careers section of our Web site, www.opkansas.org.

Netflix adds stream-only plan, raises prices – Reuters

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Beatles sell over 2 million songs on iTunes in first week

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Reuters – Facebook makes users more social

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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KMBC – K-State football loses to Colorado

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

BOULDER, Colo. — Rodney Stewart ran for a touchdown and gained a career-high 195 yards on 34 carries, caught two passes for 49 yards and completed a 23-yard halfback pass for a TD in leading Colorado past Kansas State 44-36 Saturday.

National Shooting group NSSF to intervene in federal lawsuit involving EPA and lead-based ammunition

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

To: ALL MEDIA
For immediate release

November 23, 2010
For more information contact:

Bill Brassard Jr.
203-426-1320

NSSF to Intervene in Lawsuit Challenging EPA on Traditional Ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn.-In response to a lawsuit filed today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of a petition to ban traditional ammunition containing lead core components, the National Shooting Sports Foundation will file a motion to intervene. This action allows NSSF to protect industry’s interests in the case and ensure that the will of Congress is adhered to.

The suit was brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, which earlier this year had petitioned EPA to ban traditional ammunition as well as fishing tackle containing lead. CBD claims wild birds are being harmed through the ingestion of spent ammunition fragments, though NSSF contends that no scientific evidence shows that wildlife populations are being affected.

In August after considering the CBD’s petition, EPA denied the request, saying it did not have the legal authority to regulate the production and distribution of traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976. Congress expressly exempted ammunition from being regulated by this law. Some weeks after the agency’s decision on traditional ammunition, EPA also denied the other half of CBD’s request to ban fishing tackle. This one-two punch no doubt prompted CBD to file its lawsuit.

“We knew that this fight was far from over even after we gained that early victory,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “The CBD petition and now this lawsuit are clearly attacks on the right of hunters to choose the ammunition that best suits their hunting and target shooting needs, and they are attacks on hunting as well.”

Launching a strong grassroots campaign in response to the CBD petition, NSSF mobilized the sporting and gun-owning community to make its support for traditional ammunition clear to the EPA and its administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, via e-mailed comments and by contacting their lawmakers.

NSSF continues to stress the following in the debate over traditional ammunition:

There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations.
Wildlife management is the proper jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the 50 state wildlife agencies.
A 2008 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on blood lead levels of North Dakota hunters confirmed that consuming game harvested with traditional ammunition does not pose a human health risk.
A ban on traditional ammunition would have a negative impact on wildlife conservation. The federal excise tax that manufacturers pay on the sale of the ammunition (11 percent) is a primary source of wildlife conservation funding. The bald eagle’s recovery, considered to be a great conservation success story, was made possible and funded by hunters using traditional ammunition – the very ammunition organizations like the CBD are now demonizing.
Recent statistics from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service show that from 1981 to 2006 the number of breeding pairs of bald eagles in the United States increased 724 percent. And much like the bald eagle, raptor populations throughout the United States are soaring.
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Rasmussen – 64% of adults plan to shop online for Christmas

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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GetLiberty.org – Time to eliminate matching taxpayer funds to presidential candidates

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Kansas City Federal Reserve Chief Thomas Hoenig dissents to Fed purchase of $600 billion in treasuries

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Americans United for Life – We Give Thanks

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

WE GIVE THANKS

Dear Friends,

Nearing the end of a tumultuous political season and looking forward to the next session of Congress with great expectation, we at Americans United for Life pause to give thanks for the wonder of life in the womb and the privilege of being able to speak up for those who have no voice. We are thankful for meaningful work. (more…)

Huckabee: TSA searches are unconstitutional

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Video, Jars of Clay sings “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” live at Sirius XM studios

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen from Jars of Clay on Vimeo.

George HW Bush supports Mitt Romney in 2012

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Heritage James Carafano says North Korea attacks reflect Obama’s ineptitude

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Video, KMBC – Kansas City couple fights off carjacker to save baby

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Video, Brian Busby’s Thanksgiving travel forecast

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Michael Barone on the Finnish vote – As goes the Finns, so goes America

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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KU debate team wins first place at Wake Forest University tournament

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Contact: Scott Harris, debate coach, (785) 864-9878, sharris@ku.edu

Debate team finishes semester with victory at Wake Forest tournament

http://www.news.ku.edu/2010/november/24/debatefirst.shtml

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas debaters Sean Kennedy and Dylan Quigley took first place at the prestigious Franklin R. Shirley Debate Tournament hosted by Wake Forest University.

The tournament field was composed of 142 teams from 61 schools from across the country. It was held Nov. 20-23. (more…)

Fox 4 – Nebraska football coach Pelini apologizes for sideline anger

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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