Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Meet the New GunTV Channel; Border surge overwhelms immigration officials...more

NYT Freaks Out: Meet the New GunTV Channel
For those of you who have not cut the cord and ditched your cable/satellite service, a new cable channel could be joining your programming line-up: GunTV. It's a 24-hour shopping channel for firearms and firearms accessories.

The channel will roll out on January 20, 2016, and will start with a six-hour daily broadcast and then move to a 24-hour programming schedule beginning 2017.

The New York Times writes, "The project is the brainchild of Valerie Castle and Doug Bornstein, two home shopping industry veterans based in Rancho Mirage, Calif., who saw what looked to them like an untapped market."

And it is an untapped market. There were nearly 21 million background checks for firearms purchases in 2014. The Times writes that "Americans’ appetite for firearms has in recent years seemed insatiable."

Insatiable. How adorable....

Emergency measures imposed as border surge surprises, overwhelms immigration officials The surge of illegal immigrant children continued unabated in November, pushing the Obama administration to announce emergency measures to try to handle a problem it thought it had solved earlier this year.

Two months into the new fiscal year, the number of unaccompanied minors jumping the border and getting caught is at an all-time high. So far, the U.S. Border Patrol has picked up over 10,500 — more than twice the number at the same point last year...

3 Wealthiest U.S. Counties Are All Virginia Suburbs of D.C. Five of the nation's Top Ten wealthiest counties--when measured by median household income in 2014--are suburbs of Washington, D.C.; and the three wealthiest are all in suburban Virginia, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

Church smashes world record for largest ever gospel choir
The world record for the largest gospel choir has been smashed by a church in the Philippines.

Church of God International in Manila formed a chorus of 8,688 singers and reduced the Guinness World Records adjudicator to tears during the 15-minute performance....


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