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Gun Owners Stop Four Life-Threatening Incidents In Five Days 

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The Christmas season was a bad time to be a criminal near a person with a weapon.

David Hookstead writes: There were a total of four incidents involving a person using a gun to stop a crime or other life-threatening incident between December 22 and December 26, according to a list compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

December 22:

Brandon Johnson was shot and killed after attempting to rob two men looking to buy a vehicle in Gary, Indiana during a Craigslist scam. Johnson’s girlfriend was also shot in the thigh but is expected to survive, according to the Washington Times. The shooter, who is from Illinois, told police that when he arrived to make the Craigslist purchase Johnson instead pulled a gun resulting in the shooter pulling out his own weapon to defend his life.

December 23:

A criminal attempted to hold up Captain Max Seafood in Miramar, Florida. Except the robber didn’t get very far into his plan because an employee pulled out a gun and killed the suspect, according to NBC Miami. Read the rest of this entry »

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Help Wanted: Cuckoo Bananas Seattle Socialist Group Pushing $20 an Hour Minimum Wage Wants to Hire Web Developer for $13 an Hour

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Killer item from Pundit Press:

It’s sometimes said that if some people didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all. That applies to the Freedom Socialist Party.

In 2012, their official website was pushing for a drastic increase in the minimum wage. In fact, they pushed for a full $20 per hour minimum wage, even for the most basic jobs:

From the dustbin of history: The socialist zombies of Seattle

From the ash heap of history: The Seattle SOCIALIST ZOMBIES

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Well, if you are a socialist, I have good news: the Freedom Socialist Party is hiring! They must have competitive wages for a web developer, right? Not exactly.

The people who want people who flip hamburgers for a living to earn $20 an hour to do that are willing to pay an experienced web developer… $13 an hour.

Their ad, posted on both indeed.com and craigslist.org, can be seen here:

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BUSTED: Craigslist Murderer Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Brags to Cops She Killed 22 Others, Evidence Suggests (To No One’s Surprise) Her Claim is False

Authorities and a missing persons group are casting doubt on a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman's claims that she killed 22 people in a satanic, cross-country killing spree.

Authorities and a missing persons group are casting doubt on a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman’s claims that she killed 22 people in a satanic, cross-country killing spree.

Accused “Craigslist Killer” Miranda Barbour claimed most of the victims from her six-year spree were in Alaska, where she shot her first victim when she was 13.

[See also Femme Fatale: Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Admits Murdering a Dude She Met on Craigslist, Claims She Killed 22 Others]

On Tuesday, state police there said they hadn’t seen any evidence of serial killer-style slayings.

“At this time the Alaska State Troopers are not aware of any information, beyond Barbour’s comments quoted in the press, or evidence that would implicate Barbour with a homicide committed in Alaska,” state police spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Anchorage Daily News.

Similarly, a volunteer missing persons group, Seeking Alaska’s Missing, said Tuesday that Barbour’s jailhouse tales of mass murder seemed far-fetched.

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Christine Baker/PennLive.com/AP

“Based on the extensive research conducted by our dedicated team, the numbers Ms. Barbour has suggested simply do not add up,” the group wrote in a Facebook post.

“We at Seeking Alaska’s Missing remain skeptical of her unsubstantiated claims and until proof of such atrocities is given we will not expend our resources on any further investigation.

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Femme Fatale: Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Admits Murdering a Dude She Met on Craigslist, Claims She Killed 22 Others

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing in Sunbury, Pa. (AP)

Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing in Sunbury, Pa. (AP)

…Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they ‘wanted to kill someone together’

(yeah, but..who hasn’t done that on their honeymoon?)

A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to killing a man she met through a Craigslist advertisement and claimed to have killed more than 20 other people across the country.

…she joined a satanic cult in Alaska when she was 13 before moving to North Carolina.

19-year-old Miranda Barbour made the claims in an interview with the Daily Item newspaper of Sunbury, Pa. Police told the paper that they are investigating Barbour’s claims.

[UPDATE: BUSTED: Craigslist Murderer Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Brags to Cops She Killed 22 Others, Evidence Suggests (To No One’s Surprise) Her Claim is False]

Barbour is awaiting trial along with her husband Elytte for the death of Troy LaFerrara last November.

Barbour is awaiting trial along with her husband Elytte for the death of Troy LaFerrara last November.

LaFerrara responded to an ad placed on Craigslist by Miranda Barbour offering companionship in exchange for money.

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Hearings Set for Newlyweds Accused of Luring Man on Craigslist so They Could Kill Together

police officers lead Elyett Barbour from District Justice Benjamin Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa. Barbour, 22, and his wife 18-year-old Miranda Barbour of Selinsgrove are scheduled to appear separately at preliminary hearings Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with murdering 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski, File) (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Police officers lead Elyett Barbour from District Justice Benjamin Apfelbaum’s office in Sunbury, Pa. Barbour, 22, and his wife 18-year-old Miranda Barbour of Selinsgrove are scheduled to appear separately at preliminary hearings Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with murdering 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski, File) (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

(Really, though, WHO HASN’T done this on their honeymoon?)

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Separate preliminary hearings are slated next week for the Pennsylvania newlyweds police say fatally stabbed a stranger they lured through Craigslist because they wanted to kill somebody together.

Twenty-two-year-old Elytte Barbour and 18-year-old Miranda Barbour, of Selinsgrove in central Pennsylvania, are scheduled to appear Friday at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with criminal homicide and other offenses in the apparently random killing of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara, of Port Trevorton, in Sunbury on Nov. 11.

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