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Southern Sudan Chooses: Unity or Secession?

Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan gives voters a choice between staying united with the rest of Sudan or becoming an independent country.

The poll was agreed to in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended Sudan's 21-year north-south civil war.

Voters entering polling booths will see two symbols. One shows two hands clasped together, symbolizing unity. The other shows the single palm of a hand, symbolizing separation.

Most analysts predict southerners will choose independence. The new country would be Africa's first since Eritrea won independence in 1993.

A gun law proposal that makes sense

"A proposed amendment to an existing state statute that could have a significant impact on outdoor shooting ranges now suffering from human encroachment, and indoor ranges located in urban and suburban settings is being sponsored by State Rep. Brian Blake and several other lawmakers from both sides of the aisle...

"...Blake’s sensible amendment to RCW 9.41.250 would legalize the use of sound suppressors on firearms, provided the suppressor is legally registered and possessed in accordance with federal law..."

Anti-gun Advocates In Senate Seek Rules Changes

Make no mistake about it: Procedure is power.

The reason we are not stuck with bans on semi-autos, gun shows and ammunition is because the U.S. Senate is structured so that whatever party is in the minority still retains procedural power to protect the rights of the citizenry against the "tyranny of the majority."

But on January 5, 2011, at the beginning of the new Congress, Senate Democrats are hatching a plan to decimate long-standing Senate rules in order to remove those protections.

Why the sky isn't falling

Why the sky isn’t falling as New Year begins

"...Washington’s firearms laws do work. That’s why firearms owners are resistant to changing them merely to accommodate the anti-gun soup du jour. Let’s see if we can make it through the year without adopting new restrictions..."

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/why-the-sky-isn-t-falling-...

Article by Dave Workman

African Leaders Seek Resolution to Ivory Coast Political Crisis

African leaders are in Abidjan for more talks with Ivory Coast's rival presidents. The country's political crisis has sent thousands of refugees into Liberia.

The African Union and the Economic Community of West African States have recognized former prime minister Alassane Ouattara as the newly-elected president of Ivory Coast.

So the focus of the groups' joint mission to Abidjan is the man who stands in Mr. Ouattara's way - incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo.

Arizona Resident Takes on Illegal Immigrants

Video by Fox News Channel

Military Dodge Ball

Military Dodge Ball

Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE, currently deployed to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, enjoy a day off during Christmas by playing dodgeball on a makeshift court made with AM2 airfield matting. Photo by Ensign Sean Jin, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE

Fox to teach Henhouse Security in Afghanistan?

According to media reports, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently visited Afghanistan, where DHS officials have been training Afghan border security agencies.

http://www.examiner.com/immigration-in-san-francisco/laughing-afghanistan

Article by Rick Oltman

FEBRUARY 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE
CAPTURE/KILL MISSION
America’s special operations forces are fighting and dying in Afghanistan. One of their deadly missions is recounted in this extract from Oliver North’s book, American Heroes in Special Operations.
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)

MEXICO TAKES ON THE CARTELS