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Buffett To Buy Kerry

John KerryThe newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry is now $23 Billion richer.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital has announced the purchase of H.J. Heinz Co. for $23 billion in cash.

Kerry, who’s wife is the heir to the Heinz fortune, recently divested more than 100 holdings all over the world to avoid conflicts of interest unpon his confirmation as Secretary of State. The holdings are in wide range of industries including weapons manufacturing, food companies and the oil industry.

VIDEO: A Lesson In Firearms

IMG_2854The testimony from Rob Doar at the Minnesota House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee Hearing was a lesson in firearms that every gun control advocate needs to see. Unfortunately, several Democrat legislators, including the author of the bill to ban such firearms and equipment, felt it was unnecessary to be a part of the discussion.

Doar is a firearms expert and testified in opposition to proposed legislation that would ban certain firearms, limit ammunition capacities, require additional annual background checks and in-home gun storage inspections, firearm confiscation, as well as other measures to restrict the lawful possession of firearms in Minnesota.

Hundreds of pro-Second Amendment activists have attended the Public Safety Committee hearings that will wrap up Thursday evening. Representative Michael Paymar (D), Chair of the committee, has said that all of the gun control bills being discussed will be “laid over” for inclusion into a larger omnibus bill later in the month.
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Gun Control In Minnesota

IMG_2853Day 2 of the Public Safety Committee hearings in the Minnesota State House attracted hundreds of pro-Second Amendment advocates, detailed testimony and even a firearm demonstration.

Today’s hearing focused on House File Number 241, which, if enacted, will ban certain firearms, limit ammunition capacities, require additional background checks and in-home gun storage inspections, firearm confiscation upon death, as well as other measures to restrict the lawful possession and use of firearms in Minnesota.

The chief author of the bill, Representative Alice Hausman (D) presented opening statements for approximately 5 minutes and then promptly handed off the microphone to Heather Martens without taking questions. Martens is not a co-author of the bill, nor is she a Minnesota legislator. Martens is Executive Director of the anti-Second Amendment activist group called Protect Minnesota. Hausman’s assistant confirmed she had a commitment to attend at the Ordway Theater involving a homeschool group that took precedent over the hearing of her bill. The event was scheduled in January and Hausman is not a member of the Public Safety Committee which regularly meets at that time. Hausman didn’t elaborate on the qualifications of Martens to act in her absence, but according to legislators at the Capitol, Martens is routinely seen lobbying House members.

“The reason we are considering this [assault weapons ban] today,” protested Martens, “is because of the children lost at Sandy Hook.” She then displayed the photos of children lost in the tragedy in Newtown, CT in December.

Ironically, none of the provisions in House File Number 241 would have prevented the murders at Sandy Hook.

Representative Tony Cornish drew applause from the obviously pro-Second Amendment crowd several times, once for calling the false statistics used in testimony as “preposterous.” After about the third time the crowd offered applause, Cornish asked that the public please refrain from reaction as it, “makes our side look bad.”

Claiming the proposed legislation to be “failed policy… that has been tried before,” members of the National Rifle Association provided testimony in opposition to the bill along with high ranking members of the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance and regular Minnesota residents.

Rob Doar, a firearm instructor, provided the committee with a lesson in firearms, equipment and the cosmetics of rifles referred to as “assault weapons” in the proposed legislation. When Doar took 2 rifles out of their cases to demonstrate flaws in the bill, the media cameras fired off photos more rapidly than a machine gun. See the video here.

Doar explained the use of the protruding grip, the pistol grip and other features that are subject to being banned and confiscated should the bill pass as written. He demonstrated how certain features were used for safety and made the point clearly that the bill was written by someone without proper knowledge of firearms. The Chairman of the committee, Representative Michael Paymar (D) asked that the House Researcher get more information to members and that he is “not an expert in firearms.”

Perhaps the most moving and articulate testimony came from the father whose 8 year old son was shot some years ago. John Booth told the story of a drunken man’s rage and the resulting gunshot that severely injured his son.

“No amount of gun control… would have stopped that guy from doing a bad thing,” said Booth as the crowds in both the hearing room and overflow rooms erupted in applause. “Why would you take away my or my son’s Constitutional Right to protect ourselves?”

Despite the intense media attention and hundreds of activists in the building, several legislators arrived late and/or left early, missing key components of the committee meeting, which has been provided for the purpose of hearing from the public. Representative Steve Simon (D), who also arrived late to the hearing, left before its conclusion. Representatives Savick (D), Mullery (D), Schoen (D) and Lesch (D) all exited the hearing prior to the conclusion of opposition testimony.

Representative Kieffer (R) stated for the record at the hearing’s end her distaste with the members who had left.
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NOTE: Representative Hausman’s assistant said that Hausman was disappointed to miss the presenting of her bill, but as she is not a member of the Public Safety Committee, she had not anticipated having to be present at today’s hearing. She had made her commitment to the students of Butterfield Homeschool before the committee schedule had been set.

NOTE: Representative Simon returned a call for inquiry as to his reason for missing so much of the hearing but this writer hasn’t yet been able to connect with him. An update to this story will be provided at such time that Representative Simon is reached.

NOTE: Several calls were made to legislative aids to determine the reasons for nearly all of the Democrats in the committee to have left during the opposition testimony. Only the above were returned.
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Gun Control Coming to Minnesota?
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Gun Control Coming To Minnesota?

November’s elections gave Democrats in Minnesota control of the State House and Senate. And with a Democrat governor elected in 2010, there is little to stop the progressive agenda from sweeping the state. As if a huge tax and spend budget proposal and health insurance exchanges weren’t enough, Minnesotans are bracing for what could be the most egregious assault on the Second Amendment in the nation.

The Minnesota State House Democrats have submitted 8 bills relating to gun bans, mental health checks, gun registration and confiscation, and even monitoring of private gun safes. Not surprisingly, Minnesota residents aren’t in favor of the proposed legislation.

At a public hearing today, more than 500 pro-Second Amendment activists swarmed the State Office Building to attend the first of several committee hearings to discuss the 8 proposed bills. The capitol police and building sergeants forced all those standing in the hearing room into the hallways and into 2 overflow rooms where the public could view the live hearing on television.

The hearings, though important for the purpose of allowing the public to comment on the gross overstep of authority, may be all for naught as the Committee Chair, Rep. Michael Paymar (D) has said all of the new House bills will be laid over for inclusion in an omnibus bill to be presented later this month.

To see a list of the bills and links to the text of the proposed legislation, click here.

The real fight to maintain Second Amendment rights in Minnesota will begin after the public hearings and when the omnibus bill is presented. There are some representatives, in rural counties in Minnesota specifically, that represent districts in strict opposition to any gun control efforts. Others, primarily in the Twin Cities and Duluth, are decidedly in favor.

Updates:
House hearings
Senate hearings

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See what Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy Team is saying about gun control hearings in Minnesota here: Twitchy

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The War on School Lunch Continues

School_LunchThe United States Department of Agriculture is imposing more restrictions on school lunch rooms.

According to a news release, the USDA is accepting public comment on the new proposed standards on school lunches and snack offerings.

Under the guise of creating a healthier youth, the USDA’s National School Lunch Program is on the attack again, this time targeting snack foods. The new regulations as outlined in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) provide a “national baseline” (read: federal mandate) for snacks offered in schools and has been championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Limits on sugar content and calories will soon be imposed on schools throughout the country not just in the federally subsidized school lunch offerings, but also in the content of the vending machines in and around school campuses.

If adopted, the USDA, not individual school districts, will decide with which vendors schools can do business and what types of foods will be available for students, teachers, administrators and guests.

The HHFKA is a $4.5 billion piece of legislation passed in 2010. The bill’s stated intent is to reauthorize funding from a decades-old child nutrition bill, but expanded greatly on the role of the federal government, chiefly the USDA and US Department of Education, when it comes to mandates on individual school districts. Despite nearly 100 years of failure by the USDA and USDE to successfully churn out healthier kids through education, childhood obesity is on the rise.

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Is there an agenda behind the school lunch overhaul? Is it connected to the GREEN MOVEMENT?
Click here for more on the Child Nutrition Act Scam.

Do You Smell a Rat?

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will ban the sale of D-Con mouse and rat poisons in 30 days if Reckitt Benckiser Group, the maker of the products, fail to request a hearing before an EPA judge.

D-Con traps and poisons help keep disease carrying rodents out of millions of homes and businesses throughout the United States and beyond. Though no known human deaths have been recorded by the EPA, an agency spokesperson told Bloomberg Businessweek the ban will “prevent completely avoidable risks to children.”

This latest move by the EPA to ban Reckitt Benckiser products is just one in a long list of actions taken against the UK based business.

Reckitt Benckiser has not published a statement and did not respond to Businessweek’s request for comment. The company also produces popular products by Calgon, Clearasil, Delsym and French’s mustard.

The 5 Reasons You MUST Watch Frack Nation

Phelim McAleer is an investigative journalist who has worked in Ireland, the UK and the United States. He is an incredibly intelligent man with a fearless attitude. “Asking the powerful, difficult questions is a great job,” claims McAleer at the start of his new documentary, “and I love it.”

McAleer has a passion for shining light on the inaccuracies in the “green” or environmental movement and makes films like Not Evil Just Wrong, the true cost of global warming hysteria. He made headlines when he called Al Gore to the carpet in a press conference in 2009 after a British High Court ruling that Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth contained significant errors and could no longer be taught in schools throughout the UK.

McAleer’s latest documentary takes on Josh Fox, the director of the movie Gasland and the new Matt Damon flick, Promise Land. He teamed up with Co-Director Magdalena Segieda in the summer of 2011 and began a quest to find the truth when it comes to hydraulic fracking and the sources of funding that fuel the “environmental left’s” obsession with stopping it.

Here are the top 5 reasons to give McAleer and Segieda your full attention when Frack Nation: A Journalis’s Search for the Fracking Truth premiers on Axs TV on January 22nd at 9pm EST.

1. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. The movie is extremely well-made. There are some great bits of humor at Josh Fox’s expense and there are compelling stories of real people that will have your eyes welling up with tears. The movie is engaging and enjoyable.

2. You’ll be able to factually argue with enviro-wackos who say fracking is dangerous. This should probably be the number 1 reason to watch Frack Nation, but this writer can’t get past the quality of the film for having such a small budget.

“People, the majority of Americans, don’t know what fracking is,” says Segieda. The one “take-away” she hopes viewers will have is, “Here it is. Here is the true information from the people who live with it everyday. Then draw your own conclusions.”

You will learn what hydraulic fracking is, what the true impacts are on the environment and human life; and you’ll learn there are some on the environmental left that are denying impoverished peoples a cheap, clean, reliable source of abundant energy. The next time your crazy liberal Facebook friend posts some nonsense about tap water catching fire, you’ll have a fact-based, accurate rebuttal to stop them in their tracks.

3. No Spin. Frack Nation exposes the inappropriate relationships and apparent corruption between government officials and the anti-fracking movement. It displays in vivid color the hypocrisy of those who fight so fervently against fracking, which has been happening safely for decades. You will learn who is funding the left’s fight against fracking (Hint: Is the Cold War making a comeback? What does the UAE have to with it?). McAleer and Segieda brilliantly tell the stories of real people without the spin typically associated with a documentary about fossil fuels.

4. They deserve your support. The makers of Frack Nation went directly to the people for funding. Using a crowd-sourcing website called Kickstarter, McAleer and Segieda appealed to the public for $150,000 to produce the film. In a short internet commercial of sorts, McAleer says he simply wants to set the record straight. The filmmakers took no donations from corporations and the average donation amount was only $50. The response was overwhelming and they made Frack Nation with just over $200,000.

5. Josh Fox, Matt Damon and countless others are liars and deserve to be called out publicly. When McAleer points out that Fox knew “one of the most dramatic scenes in his documentary probably had nothing to do with fracking, but decided not to tell his audience,” Fox’s response is astounding. It was so revealing, in fact, that Fox has successfully gotten the video clip removed from internet sites like YouTube over and over again. What is he hiding? Why wouldn’t he want his audience to know the truth? By producing films that intentionally mislead the public, Fox and Damon have essentially created propaganda. It is disingenuous to portray a movie as fact when it is intentionally inaccurate. Fox and Damon and any others misleading the public are deserving of our scrutiny.

Cheap, abundant, reliable energy that could potentially revolutionize food production, bring industry, heat and a higher standard of living to impoverished peoples all over the world is at our fingertips. Why is there pushback?

Find the answers and enjoy a brilliantly made film about real Americans, famers and families tonight at 9:00 PM eastern on AXS TV.

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Occupy Unmasked
The Hope and The Change

Media Hypocrisy In The War On Guns

CASV Yard SignWould YOU put this sign in YOUR yard?

A crew of undercover journalists asked just that of the many editors, commentators and journalists in the New York & DC metro following weeks of media attention given to a New York paper that published the names and addresses of law abiding gun owners. Their responses were astonishing and quite different than their on-air and/or published stance. And it’s all caught on video.

Project Veritas, the brain child of James O’Keefe who has unraveled ACORN and exposed voter fraud in at least 5 states, approached MSNBC’s Toure, editors of the now notorious “gun maps” and even knocked on the door to Attorney General Eric Holder’s home, which greeted them with armed security.

Watch the video here: (This writer is the first person in the video!)

The “targets” of the investigation are those in media who have advocated for strict gun control in the US and who have attempted to publicly shame legal gun owners. The goal? To determine if the gun control activists would practice what they preach and place a sign in their own yard advertising their home was a “gun free zone.”

O’Keefe has been a fierce critic of cable and mainstream media outlets for promoting a political agenda and says he aims simply to point out the hypocrisy in popular liberal circles.

“The fact that they will say one thing on air to get ratings or whatever, the fact that they will publish and target law-abiding citizens, and then not live to their own standards is astounding,” says O’Keefe of the journalists in the video who refused signs or felt uncomfortable sharing their own personal information.

Shortly after the Journal News published the names and addresses (complete with interactive maps on the newspaper’s website), the National Rifle Association struck back with a long list of their own “outing” gun control advocates.

As expected by many, there is already an investigation into one robbery where a 72 year old law abiding man’s home was targeted specifically for the guns he had locked inside.

TARGETED? Gun Owner Robbed After Newspaper Publishes Address

Journal News mapIn late December 2012, the Journal News published names and addresses of legal gun owners in 2 New York counties. The paper obtained the list via a Freedom of Information request (FOIA), compiled the data and published an article entitled, ‘The Gun Owner Next Door’ complete with interactive maps in the online version of the piece. (Link intentionally left out so as not to provide the Journal News with more hits)

Gun owners immediately voiced their concerns saying that publishing such a list unfairly infringes on their privacy and gives criminals a literal road map of homes to attack and which to avoid.

The gun owners may have been correct.

Police are investigating a burglary in White Plains, NY in which the victim’s legally owned weapons may have been the target. The home was on the Journal News gun map.

One lawmaker is outraged by the event and is blaming the paper for the burglary.

State Senator Greg Ball released a harshly worded statement as news of the crime surfaced over the weekend.

“The Journal News has placed the lives of these folks at risk by creating a virtual shopping list for criminals and nut jobs. If the connection is proven, this is further proof that these maps are not only an invasion of privacy, but they present a clear and present danger to law-abiding, private citizens. Former convicts have already testified to the usefulness of the asinine Journal News ‘gun maps’ yet the reckless editors are evidently willing to roll the dice, gambling with the lives of innocent local homeowners.”

The 72 year old victim of the burglary was not home at the time of the robbery and the accused were unable to open the gun safe. One person is in custody.

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In retaliation of the Journal News’ list, the NRA published a list of their own. Read here.

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NRA Publishes List of Gun Control Advocates

Gun_outlineUnions, celebrities, advocacy groups, writers and newspapers all made the list.

After the Journal News published the names and addresses of more than 33,000 legal handgun permit holders, making families, homes and neighborhoods vulnerable to theft and assault, the National Rifle Association decided to hit back. If the intent of the newspaper was to shame those with gun permits living in their community, the NRA has upped the game by publishing the names of gun control advocates all over the country. Many of the names on the list are companies, organizations and individuals that are guarded by armed security.

Here’s the list.

AARP
AFL-CIO
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Civil Liberties Union
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Medical Women`s Association
American Medical Student Association
American Medical Association
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American Trauma Society
American Federation of Teachers
American Association of School Administrators
American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities
American Medical Association
American Bar Association
American Counseling Association
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for World Health
American Ethical Union
American Nurses Association
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Firearms Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Jewish Committee
American Trauma Society
American Psychological Association
American Jewish Congress
American Public Health Association
Americans for Democratic Action
Anti-Defamation League
Black Mental Health Alliance
B`nai B`rith
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Children`s Defense Fund
Church of the Brethren
Coalition for Peace Action
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
College Democrats of America
Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace
Common Cause
Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Consumer Federation of America
Council of the Great City Schools
Council of Chief State School Officers
Dehere Foundation
Disarm Educational Fund
Environmental Action Foundation
Episcopal Church-Washington Office
Florence and John Shumann Foundation
Friends Committee on National Legislation
General Federation of Women`s Clubs
George Gund Fun
Gray Panthers
H.M. Strong Foundation
Hadassah
Harris Foundation
Hechinger Foundation
Interfaith Neighbors
Int`l Ladies` Garment Workers` Union
Int`l Association of Educators for World Peace
Jewish Labor Committee
Joyce Foundation
Lauder Foundation
Lawrence Foundation
League of Women Voters of the United States*
Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Manhattan Project II
Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office
National Safe Kids Campaign
National Association of Police Organizations
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Black Nurses` Association
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
National Network for Youth
National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Counties*
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
National Education Association
National Association of Elementary School Principals*
National Association of Public Hospitals
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Children`s Hospitals and Related Institutions
National Association of School Psychologists
National Council of La Raza
National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth
National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
National Council of Negro Women
National Association of Community Health Centers
National People`s Action
National Education Association*
National League of Cities
National Council on Family Relations
National Council of Jewish Women
National Organization for Women
National Political Congress of Black Women
National Parks and Conservation Association
National Peace Foundation
National Urban League, Inc.
National Parent, Teachers Association*
National Urban Coalition
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
National Organization on Disability
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Ortenberg Foundation
Peace Action
People for the American Way
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Police Foundation
Project on Demilitarization and Democracy
Public Citizen
SaferWorld
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The Council of the Great City Schools
The Synergetic Society
20/20 Vision
U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Unitarian Universalist Association
United States Catholic Conference
United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*
United States Conference of Mayors
War and Peace Foundation
Women Strike for Peace
Women`s National Democratic Club
Women`s Action for New Directions (WAND)
Women`s Int`l League for Peace and Freedom
World Spiritual Assembly, Inc.
YWCA of the U.S.A.

*The national organization only endorses federal legislation.

Krista Allen – Actress

Suzy Amis – Actress

Louis Anderson – Comedian

Richard Dean Anderson – Actor

Maya Angelou – Poet

David Arquette – Actor

Ed Asner – Actor

Alec Baldwin – Actor

Bob Barker – TV Personality

Carol Bayer Sager – Composer

Drew Barrymore – Actress

Kevin Bacon – Actor

Lauren Bacall – Actress*

Sarah Ban Breathnach – Writer

William Baldwin – Actor

Candice Bergen – Actress

Richard Belzer – Actor

Tony Bennett – Singer

Boys II Men – Pop Group

Jon Bon Jovi – Singer

Peter Bogdonovich – Director

Peter Bonerz – Actor

Albert Brooks – Actor

Beau Bridges – Actor

Benjamin Bratt – Actor

Bonnie Bruckheimer – Movie Producer

Christie Brinkley – Model

Dr. Joyce Brothers – Psychologist/Author

James Brolin – Actor

James Brooks – TV Producer

Mel Brooks – Actor/Director

Betty Buckley – Actress

Ellen Burstyn – Actress

Steve Buscemi – Actor

David Canary – Actor

Kate Capshaw – Actress

Kim Cattrall- Actress

Josh Charles – Actor

Robert Chartloff – Producer

Stockard Channing – Actress

Jill Clayburgh – Actress

Terri Clark – Singer

George Clooney – Actor

Jackie Cooper – Actor/Director*

Jennifer Connelly – Actress

Judy Collins – Singer

Kevin Costner – Actor

Sean Connery – Actor

Sheryl Crow – Singer

Billy Crystal- Actor

Julie Cypher – Director

Arlene Dahl – Actress

Clive Davis – Writer

Linda Dano – Actress

Matt Damon – Actor

Pam Dawber – Actress

Patrika Darbo – Actress

Stuart Damon – Actor

Ellen Degeneres – Actress

Gavin de Becker – Writer

Rebecca DeMornay – Actress

Danny DeVito – Actor

Michael Douglas – Actor

Phil Donahue – Talk Show Host

Richard Donner – Director

Fran Drescher – Actress

Richard Dreyfus – Actor

David Duchovny – Actor

Sandy Duncan – Actress

Christine Ebersole – Actress

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Singer

Missy Elliott – Singer

Nora Ephron – Director

Gloria Estefan – Singer

Melissa Etheridge – Singer

Mia Farrow – Actress

Mike Farrell – Actor

Carrie Fisher – Actress

Sally Field – Actress

Doug Flutie – NFL player

Fannie Flagg – Actress

Jane Fonda – Actress

Jodie Foster – Actress

Rick Fox – NBA Player

Andy Garcia – Actor

Art Garfunkel – Singer

Geraldo – TV personality

Richard Gere – Actor

Kathie Lee Gifford – TV personality

Paul Glaser – TV director

Brad Gooch – Writer

Elliott Gould – Actor

Louis Gossett, Jr. – Actor

Michael Gross – Actor

Nancy Lee Grahn – Actress

Bryant Gumbel – TV Personality

Deidra Hall – Actress

Ethan Hawke – Actor

Mariette Hartley – Actress

Mark Harmon – Actor

Anne Heche – Actress

Howard Hessman – Actor

Marilu Henner – Actress

Dustin Hoffman – Actor

Hal Holbrook – Actor*

Helen Hunt – Actress

Grace-Lynne Ingle – Actress

John Ingle – Actor

Francesca James – TV Producer

Norman Jewison – Director

Lainie Kazan – Actress

Richard Karn – Actor

Jeffrey Katzenberg – Producer

Barry Kemp – TV Producer

David E. Kelley – TV Producer

Diane Keaton – Actress

Margaret Kemp – Interior Designer

Chaka Khan – Singer

Coreta Scott King – Activist

Kevin Kline – Actor

Michael E. Knight – Actor

Jonathan Kozol – Writer

William Kovacs – Director

Lenny Kravits – Singer

Lisa Kudrow – Actress

Wally Kurth – Actor

Christine Lahti – Actress

k.d. lang – Singer

Ricki Lake – TV personality

Denis Leary – Actor

John Leguizamo – Actor

Norman Lear – TV Producer

Spike Lee – Director

Hal Linden – Actor

Lisa Linde – Actress

Tara Lipinski – Former Olympian

Keyshawn Johnson – NFL player

Rob Lowe – Actor

Amanda Marshall – Singer

Barry Manilow – Singer

Camryn Manheim – Actress

Howie Mandel – Actor

Kyle MacLachlan – Actor

Madonna – Singer

Marla Maples – Actress

Marsha Mason – Actress*

Mase – Singer

Penny Marshall – Director

Prema Mathai-Davis – YWCA Official

John McDaniel – Musician

John McEnroe – Athlete

Brian McKnight – Musician

Natalie Merchant – Singer

Bette Midler – Singer

Shane Minor – Musician

Mary Tyler Moore – Actress

Michael Moore – Film Maker

Norval Morris – Law Professor

Mike Myers – Actor

N Sync – Music group

Kathy Najimy – Actress

Jack Nicholson – Actor

Leonard Nimoy – Actor

Mike Nichols – Director

Stephen Nichols – Actor

Rosie O`Donnel l- Actress/Talk Show Host

Jennifer O Neill – Actress

Julia Ormond – Actress

Jane Pauley – TV Personality

Sarah Jessica Parker – Actress

Mandy Patinkin – Actor

Richard North Patterson – Writer

Rhea Perlman- Actress

Michelle Pfieffer – Actress

Sydney Pollack – Director

Aidan Quinn – Actor

Colin Quinn – Actor

Dennis Quaid – Actor

Elizabeth Bracco Quinn – Actress

Bonnie Raitt – Singer

Debbie Reynolds – Actress

Mary Lou Retton – Former Olympian

Paul Reiser – Actor

Peter Reckell – Actor

Rob Reiner – Actor/Director

Robert Redford – Actor/Director

Anne Rice – Writer

Cathy Rigby – Actress

Julia Roberts – Actress

Marc Rosen – TV Producer

Tim Robbins – Actor

Tim Roth – Actor

Renee Russo – Actress

Robin Ruzan – Wife of Mike Myers

Meg Ryan – Actress

Susan Sarandon – Actress

Jerry Seinfeld – Actor

Kyra Sedgwick – Actress

Martin Sheen – Actor

Russell Simmons – Record Producer

Neil Simon – Playwright*

Louise Sorel – Actress

Mira Sorvino – Actress

Rena Sofer – Actress

Britney Spears – Singer

Bruce Springsteen – Singer

Kevin Spirtas – Actor

Barbra Streisand – Singer

David Steinberg – Director

Sylvester Stallone – Actor

Harry Dean Stanton – Actor

Meryl Streep – Actress

Patrick Stewart – Actor

Sharon Stone – Actress

Sting – Singer

Trudie Styler – Actress

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Actor

The Temptations – Pop Group

Vinny Testaverde – NFL player

Marlo Thomas – Actress*

Uma Thurman – Actress

Steve Tisch – Producer

Mike Torrez – Former Baseball player

Shania Twain – Singer

Dick Van Dyke – Actor

Eli Wallach – Actor*

Ruth Warrick – Actress

Harvey Weinstein – Producer

Jann Wenner – Publisher

Sigourney Weaver – Actress

Victor Webster – Actor

James Whitmore – Actor*

Andy Williams – Singer*

Kelli Williams – Actress

Henry Winkler – Actor

Oprah Winfrey – Entertainer

Rita Wilson – Actress

Vanessa Williams – Singer

Herman Wouk – Author

Joanne Woodward – Actress*

Peter Yarrow – Singer

Catherine Zeta-Jones – Actress

Ahmet Zappa -Actor

Diva Zappa -Actress

Dweezil Zappa – Musician

Gail Zappa –

Moon Zappa -Actress

* Membership on the Brady Campaign`s National Committee

Joel J. Alpert M.D. – Pediatrician

Robert Bernstein Ph.D – Pediatrician

Robert E. Brennan – Financier

Bishop Edmond Browning – Espiscopal Leader

James E. Carter – Former President

Marion Wright Edelman – Director, Childrens Defense Fund

Michael Eisner, Former Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company

Ahmet Ertegun – Music Producer

Amitai Etzioni – Teacher

Tom Freston – MTV President

Dr. Lorraine E. Hale – Social Worker

Della M. Hughes – Activist

Ed Koch – Former Politician

C. Everett Koop – Former Surgeon General

Rev. Wallace Ryan Kuroiwa – Clergyman

Davis S. Liederman – Ex. Dir. Child Welfare League

Paul Rabbi Menitaff – Clergyman

Abner Mikva – Former Judge

Richard Parsons – Pres. Time Warner

Steven Rockefeller – Financier

Ellen Y. Rosenberg – Activist

Rabbi David Saperstein – Clergyman

Herb Scannel – Pres. Nickelodeon

Vincent Schiraldi – Dir. Justice Policy Institute

Lyle Elmer Strom – Federal Judge

Joe Volk – Clergyman

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie – Clergyman

Steve Benson – Cartoonist

Tony Auth – Cartoonist

Jim Borgman – Cartoonist

Jimmy Breslin – Columnist

Stuart Carlson – Cartoonist

Marie Cocco – Columnist

E.J. Dionne Jr. – Columnist

Bonnie Erbe – Columnist

Tom Fiedler – Columnist

Michael Gartner – Columnist

Mark Genrich – Columnist

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A & M Records
Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO
595 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 826-0477
www.amrecords.com
Record Production, Entertainment

American Century Companies
James E. Stowers, CEO
4500 Main St., 4th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-5575
www.americancentury.com
Mutual Fund & Stock Investment Company on NYSE

American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc.
Stanley H. Durwood, Co-Chairman, CEO Peter C. Brown, President, CFO
106 West 14th Street, #1700
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 221-4000
www.amctheaters.com
Movie Theater Company

Argosy Casino
H. Steven Norton, President, CEO
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150
(816) 746-7711
www.argosycasinos.com/
Gambling Casino Company

Ben & Jerry`s Homemade, Inc.
Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO
Rte. 100, Box 240
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-5641
www.benjerry.com
Ice cream and frozen yogurt

BJC Health Systems
Fred L. Brown, President & CEO
4444 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 747-9322
www.bjc.org/
Healthcare Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City
John P. Mascotte, President
P.O. Box 419169
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 395-2222
Healthcare Company

Brooks Investments-Robert Brooks
Robert Brooks
45 Chesterfield Lakes Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Investment Company

Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.
Philip M. Hawley, Chrm. & CEO
444 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 620-0150
Retail clothing and accessories stores

Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
One North Central Street Box 1168
Baltimore, MD 21203
(301) 539-7400
Refiners and marketers of petroleum products, convenience stores

Development Specialists – Chicago
70 W. Madison Street, #2300
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 263-4141

Earthgrains – St. Louis
8400 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 259-7000
www.ironkids.com/Pages/Earthgrains.html
National Bread Company

General American – St. Louis
Richard A. Liddy, CEO
P.O. Box 396
St. Louis, MO 63166
(314) 843-8700
www.genam.com
Life Insurance

Hallmark Cards
Irvine O. Hockaday, President & CEO
P.O. Box 418307
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 274-5111
www.hallmark.com
Greeting Card Company

Health Midwest
2316 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 751-3000
www.healthmidwest.org
National Healthcare Company

ICN Biomedicals
Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO
3300 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 545-0113
www.icnbiomed.com
Pharmaceutical products

James B. Nutter Co. – Kansas City
James B. Nutter
4153 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-2345
Investment Banker

Kansas City Chiefs
One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 924-9300
www.kcchiefs.com
Pro Football Team

Kansas City Royals
David Glass, CEO
P.O. Box 419969
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 921-8000
www.kcroyals.com
Pro Baseball Team

Kenneth Cole
152 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(800) 536-2653
www.kennethcole.com
Clothing retailer

Lamar Advertising Company
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
5551 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 2-A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
P. O. Box 66338
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(225) 926-1000
Fax (225) 926-1005
www.lamar.com

Levi Strauss & Co.
Robert D. Haas, Chairman
Philip Marineau, CEO
Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO
1155 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 501-6000
FAX (415) 501-3939
www.levistrauss.com
Clothing

Mallinckrodt, Inc. – St. Louis
C. Ray Holman, President & CEO
675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 654-2000
www.mallinckrodt.com
Clothing Starch Company

Michael Douglas Foundation
3550 Wilshire
Los Angele, CA 90010

MNC Financial, Inc.
Ten Light Street Box 987
Baltimore, MD 21203
(301) 244-5000
Banking, financial services

Sara Lee Corporation
Sara Lee Foundation
Three First National Plaza
Chicago, IL 60602-4260
Phone: 312-726-2600
www.saralee.com
Fax: 312-726-3712

Silver Dollar City
Peter Herschend
One Corporate Drive
Branson, MO 65616
800 475-9370
www.silverdollarcity.com
Amusement Parks

Site Oil Company – St. Louis
Alvin J. Siteman, President
50 S. Bemiston
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-4321
Oil Company

Southland Corporation
Masatoshi Ito, Chrm.
2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX 75221
www.7-eleven.com
Convenience stores

Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis
One Bell Center
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 235-9800
www.swbell.com
Telecommunications Firm

Sport & Health, Inc.
Don Konz, CEO
1800 Old Meadow Rd.
McLean, Virginia 22102
(703) 556-6556
www.sportandhealth.com
Health clubs and fitness centers

Sprint Corp PAC
Westwood, KS 66205
913 624-3000
www.sprint.com
Telecommunicaitons Firm

SSM Health System – St. Louis
477 N. Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 994-7800
Healthcare Company

St. Louis Rams
One Rams Way
Earth City, MO 63045
(314) 982-7267
www.stlouisrams.com
Pro Football Team

St. Louis University
Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-2222
www.slu.edu
Private Catholic University

Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt
Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO
10 Burton Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053
(603) 437-7594
Yogurt

Sverdrup Corp.
Richard E. Beumer,
Chairman & CEO
13723 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 436-7600
www.sverdrup.com
Engineering Firm

Time Warner Inc.
Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019
(212) 484-8000
www.pathfinder.com/corp/
Publishing, film and music recordings

TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com
Andrew McKelvey, CEO
1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-977-4200
Fax: 212-956-2142
www.tmpw.com
www.monster.com
online employment service

Unity Health – St. Louis
1650 Des Peres Road #301
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 909-3300
www.smhs.com/unityheath.html
Healthcare Company

Working Assets
Peter Barnes, Founder
701 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 788-0777
www.workingassets.com

Capital Cities/ABC
Television Network
77 W. 66th Street
New York, NY 10023-6298
(212) 456-7777

Bell Atlantic-D.C.
2055 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 392-9900

Blue Chip Stamps
15801 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(213) 720-4600

The Christian Publishing Society
The Christian Science Monitor
One Norway Street
Boston, MA 02115
(508) 586-6200

Columbia Broadcasting Service
CBS Television Network
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 975-4321

Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
(703) 739-5000
(703) 739-0775 – Fax

Cox Newspapers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Credibank Towers, Suite 400
2800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-7678

Gannett News Service
USA Today
1000 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22229
(703) 276-5806

Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
Ebony Magazine
820 S. Michigan avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-2190
(312) 322-9250

Knight-Ridder Newspapers
Detroit Free-Press
321 W. LaFayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48231
(313) 222-6400

Miami Herald
One Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132-1683
(305) 350-2111

Los Angeles Times
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, California 90053
(213) 237-4511
(213) 237-7679 – Fax

McCall`s Magazine
110 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017-5603
(212) 463-1000

Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Emap PLC
6420 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 17
Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 782-2000

National Broadcasting Company
NBC Television Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
(212) 664-4444

Newsweek, Inc.
Newsweek Magazine
444 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6999
(212) 350-4000

Rolling Stone Magazine
Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO
745 5th, Avenue
New York, NY 10151
(212) 758-3800

The New York Times Corporation
The New York Times
229 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 556-1234

Time Magazine
Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
(212) 522-1212

Times-Mirror Corporation
The Los Angeles Times
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, CA 90053
(213) 237-3000

The Baltimore Sun
501 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21278
(301) 332-6300

The Tribune Company
Chicago Tribune
435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 227-3000

Washington Post
1150 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20071
(202) 334-6000

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Ellison ‘Stands With’ Violent Protesters

Hours after a union mob violently attacked a pro-right-to-work group in Lansing, MI, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison posted to his Facebook page and Twitter feed that he is “proud to stand with working people in Michigan to oppose “Right To Work For Less” legislation.

Ellison shared the following photo on his Facebook page courtesy of We Are Michigan, a coalition of unions and progressive groups.

Surely Rep. Ellison was aware of the violence and turmoil that took place today that included vandalism, mob behavior and a comedian being punched in the face. Certainly he had heard about the Michigan State Rep. Doug Geiss made calling for “blood” over the pending legislation. Does the congressman “stand” behind these atrocities?

Rep. Ellison did not return attempts for comment.
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Punched In The Face!

Conservative activist and comedian Steven Crowder was punched in the face at least four times as he attempted to stop a union mob from destroying a tent in a Lansing, MI protest over right-to-work legislation.

Crowder suffered bruises to his face and a chipped tooth in the assault. Additional footage can be seen on the Sean Hannity show on Fox News Channel.

Speaking Out After Union Violence: Americans For Prosperity Leaders

After the mob assault on the volunteers and property of Americans For Prosperity in Michigan, AFP took no time in responding via social media and the organization’s website.

“The passage of Right-to-Work is a win/win for Michigan,” said Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom in a statement. “Despite this victory, it took place amid union brutality and violence. I am saddened by the union protestors’ complete disregard for safety and freedom of speech, tearing down an AFP tent and stomping on peaceful AFP demonstrators trapped under the tent.”

Volunteers and staffers for Americans For Prosperity across the nation have come out in social media force to expose the violence in Michigan, but also to showcase the hypocrisy of the unions who claim to support free speech and peaceful protest.

John Cooney, State Director of Minnesota which also saw demonstrations related to proposed right-to-work legislation, had this to say.

“Disappointingly, unions have continued their pattern of violence and rejection to civil discourse today in Michigan just as they did earlier this year in Minnesota with multiple disruptions at the state capitol during a senate hearing on employee freedom. The threats and acts of physical violence, not simply intimidation, are shockingly a common tool used by union thugs to protect the confiscated wages of hard working Americans and were caught on camera today.”

Cooney joined Americans For Prosperity last summer and has been a conservative activist in various capacities for more than 13 years.

“Americans For Prosperity remains committed to free market reforms and principles of freedom and liberty,” concluded Cooney’s statement.

The video of the AFP tent being torn down and the union mob screaming profanity-laced chants has been shared by many of the individual state chapters across the U.S.

Union Mob Traps Women, Children, Vandalizes Property

The fight over ‘right to work’ legislation that has passed the Michigan state legislature turned violent today when a mob of angry pro-union protesters vandalized a large tent.

The tent was erected by the Michigan chapter of Americans For Prosperity, a free market activist group. The tent, according to reports via social media from those in attendance, had women and children inside who were unable to get out because of the weight of the tent as well as union protesters standing on the edges. It’s clear from the video that there are people under the tent after it had fallen.

Reports on Twitter and Facebook claim more violence such as popular conservative activist Steven Crowder was punched in the face at least four times. Video of his encounter will be released later today via social media and again on the Sean Hannity show on the Fox News Channel later tonight.

See additional video courtesy of conservative blogger Lee Stranahan here: Frightening Mob

Dayton, DFL & Dangerous Environmental Policy

Less than a month after the Democrat Farm-Labor party regained control of the Minnesota House and Senate, far left governor Mark Dayton and several of his administration’s top appointees started a tour of the state pushing an economically dangerous agenda.

In November of 2011, Governor Dayton signed an executive order establishing the MN Environmental Congress. Under the new law, the state’s Environmental Quality Board is required to host an annual Environmental Congress which consists of various state agencies including the DNR (Department of Natural Resources), environmental policy “experts” (as determined by the governor’s administration), local business and government leaders, and citizen activists. Masked as public policy forums encouraging dialogue and input from Minnesota residents, the MEC has issued an environmental Report Card and will have held 6 public events before the end of the year to discuss it. Three of these events took place in November and Look True North contributor John Rouleau writes of his account.

Dayton and the MN DFL have long been advocates of wasteful energy subsidies for wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy, and as of late there have been whispers at the Capitol of new tax proposals on coal, nuclear and gas usage. Such subsidies have failed miserably with many “green” companies going bankrupt after taking taxpayer money. Americans For Prosperity, a free market advocacy group, lists several examples on their website. With the DFL control of both House and Senate, and with a radical leftwing governor, Minnesotans will have little ability to stop the job-killing agenda masked as “clean energy” policy changes.

Not surprisingly, Rouleau explains the forum he attended focused on how the state government and its agencies could obtain and control more land, dissuade the use of fossil fuels, use the education system to indoctrinate the green agenda into our children and implement a carbon tax.

To make your voice heard at one of the upcoming forums, visit the MEC website. The remaining 3 events will be held in Worthington on December 10th, St. Cloud on December 12th and in Moorhead on December 14th. Take a video camera and take notes. Share your experiences with local newspapers. If you are unable to attend a public forum, leave your comments on the MEC Comments page. Comments will be taken until January 15, 2013.

NOTE: John Rouleau’s post at Look True North states that Governor Dayton’s Executive Order 11-32 was signed into law in November 2012. The governor actually signed the order in November 2011. See here.

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