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  • American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle

    08/26/2014 6:31:19 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 26 August 2014 | BBC
    An American man, believed to be fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed. A cousin of Douglas McCain told the BBC the US government called his mother to confirm his death on Monday. McCain was found dead by Free Syrian Army fighters after a battle at the weekend, according to NBC. The US government believes a small number of Americans have travelled to Syria to fight for extremist groups. Senior US officials told broadcaster CNN Mr McCain was fighting for Islamic State (IS), which now controls large areas of Iraq and Syria. [snip]...
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Obama gives Americans one last slap in the face before heading to vacation

    08/10/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Bizz Pac Review ^ | 8/10/14 | Richard Berkow
    Before jetting off for two weeks’ vacation, President Obama laid the blame for the Iraq crisis at the doorstep of the Bush administration. At a brief press conference Saturday on the White House lawn, Obama scoffed at the notion that he might regret not having left a residual American force in Iraq. “Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign democratic Iraqi government,” Obama said. “In order for us to leave troops in Iraq, we needed the invitation of the Iraqi government, … and the Iraqi government, based on its political considerations, in part because...
  • Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy (OBAMAdon'tCARE!!)

    08/07/2014 8:32:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/7/14 | Alistair Bell - Reuters
    KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare - the healthcare insurance overhaul - and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November's congressional election. With Congress failing to agree on broad immigration reforms, Obama could...
  • Rather: Americans Need To Accept Not Obama's Fault For US Influence Decline

    08/06/2014 4:12:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On CNN on Tuesday, former CBS "Evening News" anchor Dan Rather was asked about President Barack Obama's critics complaining he is not using his influence around the world to quell ongoing international crises.
  • Americans support Israel and the press hates it

    08/04/2014 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    hot air ^ | 8/4/14 | noah rothman
    One gets the impression that AmericaÂ’s broad support for IsraelÂ’s mission in Gaza over that of Hamas militants, support reflected in policy in Washington, is evolving into an obsession for members of the press. In fact, it seems that the more stubbornly Americans cling to their support for their countryÂ’s democratic ally in the Middle East, the more frenetic and scolding the mediaÂ’s tone has become while covering the conflict. Over a month into the current crisis, a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found that a significant plurality continue to sympathize with Israel over Palestinians. 43 percent of Americans said...
  • Defending Property Rights is a Uniquely American Duty

    07/24/2014 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    There’s no shortage of piling-on when it comes to the controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins football team. But too often overlooked is the government’s response to all the noise. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) created a fatal contradiction for itself when it announced on June 18 that it would cancel the trademarks of the Washington Redskins. In handing down the decision, the PTO claimed the name was disparaging. However, a Freedom of Information Act request showed that nobody complained to the PTO about being disparaged by the name, revealing the decision as entirely subjective....
  • Russia bans congressman (RAT Jim Moran), 12 other Americans

    07/19/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/19/14
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country. In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, was banned in response to the July 2 U.S. ban on Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov. He said Moran had been repeatedly accused of financial misdeeds but didn't elaborate. The other 12, including Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. Richard Butler and Lynndie England, a former soldier convicted...
  • Poll: Most Americans Give Obama Failing Grade on Immigration Crisis

    07/16/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 16 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    The Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals that 58 percent of Americans, including 54 percent of Latinos, are disappointed with his policies on the surge of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them children, across the southern border. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/poll-Obama-immigration-children/2014/07/16/id/582962#ixzz37dmNzdPV Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Why States Should Oppose New EPA Regulations

    06/25/2014 2:51:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Tim Phillips
    “…Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet.” If only these words spoken by our president during his State of the Union address were actually true. The energy industry is the latest victim of Obama Administration overreach. Under the guise of addressing global warming, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan that would require all states to make drastic reductions in carbon emissions. In essence, this forces them to use less coal and effectively mandates a transition to more expensive and less reliable energy sources like wind and solar – regardless...
  • Baltimore police dispatch officers to head off racial tensions at schools (Hisp. stay home in fear)

    06/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-2-14 | Justin George
    Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve differences. The actions followed recent threats and violent attacks on Latino students as well as the Memorial Day robbery and murder of a 15-year-old Mexican student who had dropped out of high school to help his family. ...assaults on two Hispanic high school students last week heightened fears that Latino youths were being targeted. They said only seven out of more than...
  • Man wanted in kindergarten graduation brawl

    06/03/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 32 replies
    Gannett ^ | June 2, 2014 | Maxim Alter
    CINCINNATI – A rush of punching and pushing during a kindergarten graduation ceremony Monday put a Mount Healthy elementary school on lockdown. Police say Raymond Walker, 33, started the fight with another man during the event at North Elementary School. The brawl then spread from two to about 20 people, witnesses said.
  • 7 shot at South Side coin laundry

    06/02/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT · by windcliff · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-2-14 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    7 shot at South Side coin laundry print Email Pinterest 1 Chicago Police investigate shooting at a laundromat on 79th Street on Monday night. CAPTIONS Seven people have been shot tonight including a 14-year-old at a coin laundry in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said an EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was called about 8:20 p.m. for a shooting in the 7900 block of South Marquette Avenue. Many of the victims were "laid out" on the floor of the coin laundry in the 2600 block...
  • Anderson gets 12 years for running down joggers (Knockout Game with Cars)

    05/30/2014 6:25:39 PM PDT · by equalator · 26 replies
    SEMissourian ^ | 5-22-2014 | Emily Priddy
    In the videos, a man could be heard swearing profusely and laughing loudly as tires squealed in the background. "I said we'll scare the [expletive] out of [expletive]s," the man said, apparently referring to the attack on the joggers. A voice also could be heard saying, "We had fun" and making a reference to the video game "Grand Theft Auto," in which criminals use stolen vehicles to cause death and destruction.
  • Teen, 14, kills 16-year-old brother in Little River, turns gun on self after fight over clothes

    05/27/2014 1:43:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 26, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    The memorials were hastily assembled on Monday with sad, handwritten messages and stuffed animals — in remembrance of two teenage brothers who died from gunfire the night before in a murder-suicide over what may have been the most trivial of sibling arguments. The two brothers fought over sharing clothes on Sunday night — with one of them apparently pulling the trigger on himself.
  • Police Arrest Dozens During Memorial Day Ruckus By The Beach (So Fla)

    05/27/2014 9:00:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | May 26, 2014 | Casey Codd
    Fort Lauderdale police believe hundreds of young people made their way to the beach for one reason this Memorial Day, to cause trouble. Police described a volatile scene Monday night as they had to arrest dozens of people that were part of unruly crowds.
  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    04/24/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2014 | AP
    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year. Two others, including an American nurse, were wounded, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." Afghanistan Minister...
  • Poll: Most Americans believe Obama lies on important issues

    04/17/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/2014 | CHARLES HOSKINSON
    How much do Americans trust President Obama? Not much, according to a Fox News poll. Sixty-one percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said Obama lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then. Only 15 percent believe the president is completely truthful. Predictably, Republicans were more likely to believe Obama is a liar, with 85 percent saying he lies some or most of the time. Thirty-one percent of Democrats said the president is always truthful. What's interesting is that independents were slightly more likely to believe...
  • Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    04/15/2014 4:17:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/14/14 | Gabriel Debenedetti - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stepped down last week after...
  • 5 Things Americans Should Still Be Ashamed Of Doing

    03/25/2014 4:29:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | John Hawkins
    16 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. -- Proverbs 6:16-19 The only time most people hear the word "shame" in any setting these days is when someone tells them, "You don't have to be ashamed." Unfortunately, in a society full of reality TV shows, overhyped marketing, and millions...
  • 20 million more Americans could lose insurance

    02/23/2014 4:26:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 2/23/14 | Greg Corombos
    **SNIP** Much like individual policyholders last year, small group plan holders are discovering their plans don’t qualify for being grandfathered, despite the famed assurance that if they liked their plans they could keep them. “If you had your plan prior to March 2010 when Obamacare became law, it was supposed to be grandfathered in. You were supposed to keep it, but the Department of Labor came out with these grandfather regulations. It’s almost like telling a guy you can keep walking on the beach as long as you don’t get any sand on your feet. It’s almost impossible not to...
  • Americans Learn to Succeed by Learning From Failure

    02/07/2014 5:49:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America succeeds because Americans fail and forgive. That's the intriguing message -- or part of it -- of Megan McArdle's new book "The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success." McArdle, a Bloomberg blogger and columnist, stands out among economic writers, and not just because she's the only woman among them who is 6 feet 2 inches. She combines a shrewd knowledge of economics and practical experience with a writing style that every so often segues into comedy monologue. Americans fail a lot, she argues. Most new businesses fail. Most predictions are wrong. As the...
  • Number of Americans who don't believe in climate change rises

    01/17/2014 2:22:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/16/14 | Stephanie Pappas
    The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013. The latest survey, taken in November 2013, finds that the majority of Americans — 63 percent — do believe in climate change, and 53 percent are "somewhat" or "very" worried about the consequences. The proportion of people who do believe in climate change has been steady since April 2013, but the proportion of those who say they "don't know" whether climate change is happening dropped 6 percentage points between April and November 2013, suggesting that many "don't knows"...
  • American People First

    01/16/2014 5:07:40 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The start of the year is when many companies, organizations, families and people review their plans and their priorities. This process often includes deciding where they should focus their time, energy and effort, and how to judge, at year's end, whether they have succeeded. Planning is most successful when it is built on the priorities, opportunities and problems that need to be addressed. If the biggest problem one has is health, then health should be the focus. If a person is in good health, but cannot meet his or her financial obligations, then the key priority would be finance --...
  • Are Americans Going Galt?

    01/12/2014 9:39:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Independent Women's Forum (IWF) ^ | 12 Janaury 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    Ninety-two million Americans are not in the work force—they don’t have jobs and they aren’t looking for jobs. These 92 million Americans aren’t just out of work—they are resigned to being out of work as a way of life. The ballooning numbers of Americans who are resigned to long-term joblessness inspired Roger L. Simon to suggest in a bleakly humorous piece over at PJ Media that Americans are going Galt: Tell all your “Objectivist” friends and the libertarian gang at Reason magazine to break out the champagne. Americans may have skipped the movie of Atlas Shrugged, nor have many read...
  • Do Americans Trust in God?

    12/31/2013 11:39:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    Our coins say it--"In God We Trust." But surveys indicate that fewer and fewer Americans actually put their trust in God. For many, God seems to get in the way. To some, God and his commandments are the creation of an archaic Judeo-Christian belief system that just impedes needed cultural transformation. Coverage of the recent statements by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson have focused primarily on his statements regarding homosexual behavior. But the subsequent reaction has revealed a deep divide in our culture. Ron Highfield's faith-affirming book, "God, Freedom & Human Dignity," explores the impact of centuries of Enlightenment thinking...
  • Americans rank Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton as most admired: (Gallup) poll

    12/30/2013 10:48:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/30/13 | Colleen Jenkins - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world's most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday. Obama topped the annual list for the sixth consecutive year, a typical ranking for a sitting U.S. president, the polling organization said. But the percentage of those surveyed who choose him as the most admired man fell to 16 percent this year, down from 30 percent in 2012. The president's job approval rating has dropped during a year marked by a botched healthcare rollout and stalled legislative...
  • Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms

    12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/26/13 | H. Sterling Burnett
    **SNIP** The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest and largest national organization of tribal governments, along with attorneys representing the Osage Nation and 20 Arizona tribes, met with the White House to discuss the FWS’ eagle “take” rules. After the meeting, the NCAI passed a resolution accusing the administration of failing to consult meaningfully with tribes while pursuing a rule to lengthen eagle take permits for wind farms from five to 30 years. The resolution said eagle permits should not be issued without the consent of affected tribes. **SNIP** Wind farms must be located where the wind blows...
  • Move over 'O Holy Night,' only half of Americans see Christmas as religious

    12/19/2013 6:15:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    PBS ^ | December 18, 2013
    While the vast majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, only about half say they see it as mostly a religious holiday, according to a recent Pew Research study. One third of those polled consider it a cultural celebration focused on exchanging gifts and spending time with family. While 86 percent of Americans say they plan to attend a gathering of family or friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas and purchase presents for loved ones, only 54 percent plan to attend a religious service over the holiday that theologically observes the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • 1.3 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits

    12/17/2013 6:11:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    PressTV ^ | 12/17/13
    More than 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits on December 28 as a budget deal proposal in Congress fails to extend the federal program. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program is not included into the budget deal that would likely pass the Senate this week. Senate Democrats have admitted that they would miss the deadline to extend the benefits and Senate Republicans have not paid attention to the issue at all.
  • Americans without God--no longer a nation?

    12/05/2013 10:34:11 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-5-13 | Alan Keyes
    In a recent WND article, Bill Federer cites Barack Obama's emphatic proclamation, back in 2006: "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation." Mr. Federer then proceeds to detail the facts that prove incontrovertibly that, when the American people ratified the U.S. Constitution, Christianity was the formally declared basis for public service in 9 of the 13 original States; and that conformity with tenets or practices consistent with the Christian religion were declared or required in the constitutions of the others. Of course, people who subscribe to Obama's murderous death cult shrug off these facts with a...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- RAND PAUL: AMERICANS TRADING LIBERTY FOR FALSE SECURITY

    12/04/2013 3:15:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2013 | Senator Rand Paul
    In the opening pages of Ray Bradbury’s famous novel Fahrenheit 451, protagonist Guy Montag asks: Wasn’t there a time when firemen used to put out fires? They laugh at him, rebuke him and say: Everybody knows firemen start fires.
  • Giving

    11/28/2013 6:16:06 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A day of family gatherings, feasting, football and the last respite before the start of the Christmas shopping season. The focus is on spending time together rather than giving gifts and attending cocktail parties. Thanksgiving began in 1621, when the Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Indians traveled for several days, created their own camp, and stayed with the Pilgrims for three days of feasting and celebration. This first Thanksgiving sounds similar to our tradition of family members invading a relative's home and...
  • Americans’ Participation in Labor Force Hits 35-Year Low

    11/12/2013 3:47:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/12/13 | Ali Meyer
    The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent—the lowest it has been since February 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president. The labor force, according to BLS, is that part of the civilian noninstitutional population that either has a job or has actively sought one in the last four weeks. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of people 16 or older,
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FE—Where did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago—the oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • Obama Advisor: If Obama Hadn’t Lied, He Would Have “Violated his Promise” to Americans

    11/04/2013 6:09:42 AM PST · by yoe · 43 replies
    Frontpage Mag. ^ | November 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is so honest that even when he lies… it’s only to be honest. Sure Obama lied to Americans… but it was for their own good. He was only lying to Americans in order to keep his promise to them. Dan (Pfeiffer’s crazy spin) on Obama’s now infamous “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie may be more addled than Orwellian. It goes through more contortions than a gymnast falling out of a plane. Plugging in the now familiar claim that the cancelled plans were somehow “substandard”, Dan Pfeiffer tries to argue that Obama had to...
  • 90,609,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Climbs to Another Record

    10/22/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if they are 16 years or older and either have a job or have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. A person is not participating in the labor force if they are 16 or older and have not sought a job in the...
  • Ann Coulter: DEMOCRATS TO AMERICA: WE OWN THE GOVERNMENT!

    10/09/2013 3:24:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | October 9, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    In the current fight over the government shutdown, Republicans are simply representing the views of the American people. Americans didn't ask for Obamacare, they don't want it, but now their insurance premiums are going through the roof, their doctors aren't accepting it, and their employers are moving them into part-time work -- or firing them -- to avoid the law's mandates.
  • Are Americans stupid?

    10/01/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 134 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-1-13 | Alan Caruba
    On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as "low information voters," a nice way of saying they are stupid. From their point of view, however, we are the stupid ones. And not merely stupid, but evil. The divide between conservatives and liberals can be seen in the outcomes of the many polls and surveys that are announced on a daily basis. The numbers are depressingly the same; ranging from 40-40% or 50-50%, depending on how many respond that they don't have an opinion. There is, moreover, what I call the "thirty percent syndrome" of...
  • 19% of health care pros say Americans 'will die earlier' due to Obamacare

    09/27/2013 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A unique new survey of health care professionals finds that 56 percent oppose Obamacare, with more than nine in 10 believing that there could be major negative impacts such as a drop in quality care. A shocking 19 percent believe Americans will die earlier.
  • The Secret American Subculture Of Putin-Worshippers

    09/23/2013 8:44:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 23, 2013 | Mark Cogan
    Two years ago, Gayne C. Young, a Texas-based writer and blogger for Outdoor Life, scored the interview of a lifetime. As a beat writer, Young had enjoyed the outdoor exploits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been documented shooting a gray whale with a crossbow, tranquilizing a tiger attacking a news crew, hunting shirtless, fishing shirtless, and riding horseback shirtless. On a personal level, Young liked the rugged brand of masculinity that seemed a throwback to Teddy Roosevelt. "Although you have Clinton shooting ducks, you never see it. Although Rick Perry says he enjoys hunting, you don't see it....
  • “We the People” are America’s sovereigns, NOT her subjects

    09/09/2013 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/13 | Doug Book
    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” (1) Thomas Jefferson For more than a century, members of Washington DC’s political ruling class have treated the American people–the true sovereigns of this nation–like subjects, useful only on Election Day and for the payment of unsustainable obligations. These self-anointed patricians have abused the authority of their office and of the Constitution while dramatically expanding the size of a government whose powers the Founders had...
  • President Obama - Americans And Congress Not Invested In Tough Choices

    09/06/2013 6:39:24 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 25 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/06/13 | LD Jackson
    There is a verse in the Bible that shows itself to be true every day. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Every once in a while, the truth really does come to light. No matter how well some people try to hide the truth, or the way they really feel, their heart overwhelms their brains and they just blurt it out. Every human being on the planet has been guilty of this, at one time or another. Sometimes, you just have to say what you really mean, what you really feel in your heart and President...
  • Americans Ramp Up Protests Against Syria Strike

    09/05/2013 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Ria ^ | 9/05/13
    WASHINGTON, September 5 (by Karin Zeitvogel for RIA Novosti) – As the United States inches closer to military action against Syria, the anti-war movement around the country is gathering steam and going beyond the usual street protests to voice opposition to the use of force against Syria. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters will be bussed in from cities up and down the east coast for a march from the White House to Capitol Hill in Washington, with many staying on for another rally on Monday, which is being organized by Syrian Americans opposed to US military intervention. Anti-war activists in...
  • 89% of Americans polled oppose Obama helping Syrian “rebels”

    08/25/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | 8/25/13 | Creeping
    Helping them with your tax dollars to unilaterally overthrow Syria’s president and replace with the Muslim Brotherhood that is. via As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters. (Reuters) – Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says. About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act. More Americans...
  • The Forgotten War

    07/31/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The Forgotten War, it's called. Which is why it was so good to have it remembered so ceremoniously and extensively this past weekend on the 60th anniversary of the tenuous armistice -- certainly not peace -- that has uneasily endured on the Korean peninsula ever since. The Korean War is worth remembering and so are all those who fought in it, the living and the dead, the great and small, the worthless politicians who knew only how to continue it and the unsung heroes who died in the snow and ice. And let there be no mistake: It was a...
  • Court: Americans Born in Jerusalem Cannot Label 'Israel' as Birthplace

    07/23/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/23/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that Americans born in Jerusalem cannot put “Israel” as place of birth on their birth certificates. Judge Karen Henderson wrote that the president “exclusively holds the power to determine whether to recognize a foreign sovereign,” and that the president had not recognized Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Congress passed a law in 2002 dictating that Americans living in Jerusalem could label their children’s birthplace “Israel,” but the State Department has refused to enforce that law for over a decade. Over 50,000 Americans have...
  • A Refugee Family’s First Fourth

    07/06/2013 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    All the “POPS!” and “BANGS!” from fireworks had my single (for the time) mother edgy. Firing-squads had been murdering thousands of Cubans ‘round the clock. Other thousands of Cubans waged a lonely and hopeless guerrilla war against the massively-armed forces of Soviet proxies Che Guevara and the Castro brothers. (All this 90 miles from U.S. shores.) All those bombs and gunshots were only months distant on July 4th 1962--the Fontova family’s first Fourth in the U.S. We landed in south Louisiana, deepest darkest Dixie. Castro’s propaganda constantly hammered that such areas of the U.S. were infested by "gun and religion-clinging...
  • How Will America Hold Together?

    06/27/2013 1:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>By A.D. 200, the Roman Republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were a rarity. There were no national elections.</p>
  • Brazil Woke Up: What Americans Can Learn From The So-Called “Vinegar Revolt”

    06/24/2013 6:02:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Austin Hill
    The headlines were telling, but the caption on the protester’s sign said it all: Brazil Woke Up. Did you see it? It appeared at Drudgereport.Com for a couple of days last week. It linked to a news story that detailed the uprisings which have been nicknamed the “vinegar movement” and the “salad revolt” and that have plagued that entire country for several days. The protestations have been so named because of a video that recently went viral on YouTube which depicted a journalist named Piero Locatelli being arrested for carrying a bottle of vinegar in his backpack. Protesters theorize that...