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  • clintonemail.com Has Been Turned Into Clickbait

    03/06/2015 4:21:30 PM PST · by Duke C. · 1 replies
    clintonemail.com
    A casual look at the HTML source-code for clintonemail.com shows a a shady domain parking service named imptestrm.com has redirected the page to a B.S. ad page. Load clintonemail.com, then right-click anywhere on the page. click "view source code".
  • Time left until Obama leaves office - Countdown clock

    03/06/2015 3:16:57 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    timeanddate.com
    Time left until Obama leaves office
  • Chicago on the Potomac

    03/06/2015 2:45:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    After years of being treated as if the Wisdom of the Ages were as relevant as Confucius in a fortune cookie now that we have Chicago on the Potomac the wisdom gained in the City that Works is suddenly spot-on. Back in the Dream Time, elders were honored because of their accumulated knowledge, if Pops knew a better way to saddle horses that knowledge helped Junior since he saddled horses. Today if Pops knows how to tune-up cars what good is that when cars don’t need to be tuned-up anymore? Now the old are relegated to extolling their own relevance...
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Purpose in Addressing the US Congress on Iran

    03/06/2015 2:41:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker
    Iran's lousy track record in adhering to restrictions, cooperating with inspections by the IAEA, ending its support for terrorism, and ending its bellicosity towards the West- Over the past several weeks the American and Israeli national presses, as well as the American Jewish press, have debated the wisdom of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear program. President Obama indicated quite clearly that he was most displeased by this prospect and applied quite some pressure on Israel in an effort to force PM...
  • Top U.K. University Blacklists Israeli Academic Institutions

    03/06/2015 2:38:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Britain’s School of Oriental and African Studies joins the Jew-hatred parade. Last week, in yet another familiarly tiresome portrayal of anti-Semitism parading itself as Palestinian “solidarity,” students and staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) voted to initiate a boycott against all Israeli academic institutions. The vote at one of the United Kingdom’s top universities was conducted over the course of a week, and after the announcement late Friday afternoon, partying broke out on the central London campus—along with a request for university authorities to cut their ties to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. Unsurprisingly, the vote was part...
  • ISIS: Outcome of a failed policy toward Iran

    03/06/2015 2:37:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Heshmat Alavi
    Any mistake can be corrected, even in its final stages. For Mr. Obama, there is still time to correct his strategy. But the clock is ticking From summer 2014 onward a widespread international coalition has established against ISIS. However, the fate of this campaign is very much dependent on getting a rooted understanding of the rise of this phenomenon that has now turned into a global crisis. ISIS is the offspring of unprecedented crimes by the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran, Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and the policies of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki against Sunnis in Iraq and Syria....
  • Clinton to keynote jellyfish journalist gathering, but no questions allowed

    03/06/2015 2:33:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Judi McLeod
    Finding Excellence in Journalism among the jellyfish journalists of the day is a lost cause The mainstream media’s ‘Grouse of the Day’ shouldn’t be why Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at the Toner Prize Celebration, an event honoring “excellence in journalism”, but why Clinton, of all people, would be keynote speaker at such an event. “Organizers of the March 23 Toner Prize Celebration, which is named after the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner, told the Center for Public Integrity the event would be open to reporters. However, the keynote speaker, Clinton, does not plan...
  • Native Americans Call on Buffalo, NY to Change Its "Racist" Name

    03/06/2015 2:24:10 PM PST · by rightistight · 71 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/6/15 | Aurelius
    Mark Beasley, a member of the Navajo Nation, has started a petition for Buffalo, NY to change its "racist and offensive" name. According to Beasley, he speaks for his "Native American colleagues." Beasley writes in his petition that "Buffalo is the name of the animal that was driven almost to extinction by the non-Native forces in order to annihilate and drive out my ancestors from the American landscape." Further, "Within only a few years from the beginning of the campaign, all Native nations were driven off their lands and into reservations, where we have prior and since been unduly subjugated...
  • Doctor in Menendez Scandal Made Payments to Hillary and Her Scandal-Plagued Brother

    03/06/2015 1:51:55 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 3/6/2015 | Thomas
    Dr. Salomon Melgen made a name for himself as a major Democratic Party donor over the last several decades. His commitment to the cause has earned him a photo op with President Obama and various donations to candidates and causes. His repeated donations to Senator Robert Menendez also came with flights to the Caribbean that are now under federal investigations. 130319_obama_melgen_courtesy_328 Turns out that Melgen and his wife Flor have funneled money to Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well. Even more alarming the Florida eye doctor also made several payments to Hillary Clinton’s brother, Hugh Rodham. The record, spanning back...
  • The Stalinist purge of the Democrat party

    03/06/2015 1:13:27 PM PST · by shoff · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 03/06.2015 | Steven Hoffman
    In Soviet Russia for a period of four years a great terror overcame the communist party in what later became known as the great purge. It was the culmination of years of social engineering ending in the consolidation of Stalin’s brand of communism having ultimate power. We are seeing something very similar happening in the democrat party today. After six years of “change” the Chicago progressives want to consolidate their power for the 2016 run at the presidency.
  • AWG to convert 5 Dahl's to Price Chopper (Iowa supermarkets)

    03/06/2015 1:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Supermarket News ^ | March 6, 2015
    Associated Wholesale Grocers plans to convert five of seven Dahl’s Foods stores in Iowa to the Price Chopper banner in early April and two others, in the Des Moines market, to a new, unspecified format, according to published reports. Kansas City, Kansas-based AWG acquired the stores in January following Dahl’s bankruptcy filing in November. Price Chopper is an AWG-licensed name used by 51 members in Kansas.
  • Now it's three-way same-sex "marriage": The Chastisement approaches

    03/06/2015 12:39:55 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 23 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 6, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral. The trio consummated their love under Buddhist law in the ceremony as same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law. In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited...
  • Fox News Channel Signs Dr. Alveda King to Contributor Role

    03/06/2015 12:37:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Business Wire ^ | 03/06/2015
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired minister and civil rights activist Dr. Alveda King as a contributor, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News. In this role, Dr. King will provide social and cultural commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming. “King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper.” In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans. Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to...
  • BOEHNER HAS NO PLANS TO LEAVE REPUBLICAN PARTY DESPITE NEWFOUND DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORT

    03/06/2015 9:49:18 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Mar 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Despite the fact that Democrats are rushing to protect him from a potential brewing Republican coup attempt, House Speaker John Boehner—currently a Republican—has no intention of leaving the Republican Party to join his new friends in the Democratic Party, his spokesman Michael Steel tells Breitbart News. “Speaker Boehner is a proud, conservative Republican, and enjoys the strong support of an overwhelming majority of the House Republican Conference,” Steel said in an email on Friday morning when asked by Breitbart News if the Speaker plans to switch party affiliations, given that several Democrats now say they’ll protect him from a Republican...
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, Democrat Majority Leader, Beats Back Republicans 257-167

    03/06/2015 9:41:49 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Personal ^ | 6 Mar 15 | Xzins
    When asked if they would support an overthrow of Speaker of the House, John Boehner, his democrat colleagues responded with a resounding negative. The general attitude was that he's the best they've got for the moment. How true. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234766-dems-would-back-boehner-in-coup-attempt Spending, amnesty, ObamaCare...you name it. Boehner is their guy. "Oh no" you might say, "Didn't Boehner schedule Benjamin Netanyahu to speak over the objections of President Obama?" I'm not so sure about that. Since that speech (3 March) and the DHS vote (3 March) were scheduled at the same time, there are cynical ones among us who would suggest Boehner did...
  • Initiating Petition to Demand Terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Be Run Through a Meat Grinder Alive

    03/06/2015 8:49:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Anything short of that really doesn't cut it anymore... time to make this terror game look like a lot less fun to any other losers thinking of giving it a try. Don't think terrorists can deterred, when so anxious to meet Allah? Maybe the ones we capture alive need to die painfully -very painfully- take a long time doing it, and make sure everybody over-there-where-they-came-from know all about what happened to them. There IS a point where the 21 virgins just won't seem worth it... perhaps we need to find that point. And maybe -JUST MAYBE- we should listen...
  • WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT’S PROBLEM WITH OUR AMERICAN ALPHA MALES?

    03/06/2015 8:28:28 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | George Spelvin
    Let’s talk Sex, as in the White House. Or rather, sex in the Obama years in the White House. Does anyone out there think it’s very odd that President Barack Hussein Obama has so many women, often times silly women, placed in so many highly placed positions of authority, philosophy, advisement, and actual control over the lives of so many Americans? Why does the corporate governance profile of this man’s administrative apparatus lean so heavily toward females, away from our strong, dominant, get-er-done American Alpha males? Has anyone wondered just why Obama appears to be comfortable with women, not comfortable...
  • Black Lies Matter

    03/06/2015 7:56:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-6-2015 | MOTUS
    “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” - Booker T. Washington (1865–1915) Ricky’s own Department of Justice has been forced to...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Propose National Hug a Muslim Day [Satire]

    03/06/2015 7:40:36 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    First Lady Michelle Obama will unveil a proposal Monday that she hopes will ease tensions and work to counteract an ever growing Islamophobia gripping the nation. In an effort to strengthen relations and help build mutual trust with our two million Muslim Americans citizens, Michelle Obama is set to propose national “Hug a Muslim Day”. The proposed new federal holiday would eliminate and replace Columbus Day, first observed as a state holiday in 1906, and became federal in 1937. From now on, every second Monday in October would be recognized and observed as national, “Hug a Muslim Day.” The proposed...
  • Walking the Walker Way - Leader of the pack?

    03/06/2015 6:34:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 6, 2015 | Geoffrey Norman
    Scott Walker has had a pretty good run as of late. He’s made some new friends and wrong-footed the right enemies and became, in fairly short order, a leader among the pack of Republican politicians running for president. Perhaps even the leader. Not bad for a mid-Western governor, whom none would call “charismatic.” And only four years after he faced a recall election in which he was a high value target in the cross hairs of organized labor. He won that election and then ran for reelection in the normal order of things two years later. He was, in effect,...
  • ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ Creators Defend 13-Year-Old Gay Male Kiss: Watch Before Judging

    03/06/2015 5:53:54 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 48 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Travis Reilly
    “If people want to judge it I think maybe they should watch and see how carefully, delicately and chastely it was handled,” co-creator Peter Paige tells TheWrap ABC Family’s “The Fosters” drew both praise and criticism this week for a daring gay kiss scene between two 13-year-old male characters. But, the show’s creators said they were merely staying true to their story. “If people want to judge it, I think maybe they should watch and see how carefully, delicately and chastely it was handled. We are not here to sensationalize or exploit anyone,” Peter Paige, the drama’s co-creator, told TheWrap.
  • Video: John Lott and John Stossel - Debunking Bloomberg 6 minutes

    03/06/2015 4:42:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This is an excellent video where John Lott appears on John Stossel's show, and debunk's claims made by Michael Bloomberg's organizations.  It is particularly effective in showing that media reports are often gross distortions of the facts.  The old media sometimes completely reverses reality in their reporting. It is a good reference to link to when debating disarmists in the comments sections of various publications on the Internet.   People who are unwilling to accept facts or reason will simply ignore it, but most people do not have their minds made up.  They will consider the possibility that they are...
  • TGIF 'toons

    03/06/2015 3:51:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Is Scott Walker Losing His Ability to Enrage the Left? [signals for state media to ignore him]

    03/06/2015 3:04:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    MADISON, Wisconsin—Walker Derangement Syndrome is dead. A few hours ago, unions and their supporters held one last protest before the passage of right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin, and it was a staid affair. This is not normal. People who don’t like Scott Walker typically aren’t calm about it.Walker is a strong contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination largely because upward of 100,000 protesters descended on the state capitol in 2011 when he oversaw the passage of legislation that dramatically curbed the power of public-sector unions. Walker’s ability to draw rage from the left transcends space, time, and state lines—during his...
  • Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

    03/06/2015 1:55:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ian Sample
    An artist’s impression of the ancient ocean on Mars, which lasted for billions of years more than was previously thought. A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have gained a foothold, Nasa scientists say. The huge body of water spread over a fifth of the planet’s surface, as great a portion as the Atlantic covers the Earth, and was a mile deep in places. In total, the ocean held 20 million cubic kilometres of water, or more than is found in the...
  • Ann Sophie to represent Germany!

    03/06/2015 1:10:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    eurovision.tv ^ | March 6, 2015 | eurovision
    Hanover, Germany - In a thrilling show tonight, the German TV public have chosen their winner for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna: Andreas Kümmert won the vote of the public but declined to represent Germany. Thus the second-placed Ann-Sophie will be singing Black Smoke in Vienna!
  • The CIA Is Investing In 3D Printers That Can Build Electronics

    03/06/2015 1:10:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matt Novak
    The 3D printing industry is still very much in its infancy. But that could change if the CIA has its way. The intelligence agency's venture capital firm just invested in Voxel8, the company behind the first multi-material, 3D electronics printer. What does the CIA want with 3D printing? We can only guess at this point, but we may hear stories one day of how some futuristic James Bond 3D-printed his own gadgets in the field. What's the potential impact for consumers? The move might just jumpstart a field that has so far been struggling to find its footing. Voxel8 says...
  • Coburn: Convention of States Needed Because Washington Will Never Fix Itself

    03/05/2015 10:54:59 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 53 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    “Washington is never going to fix itself,” said former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), explaining why he intends to spend the next few years trying to “cheat history” by helping to organize the nation’s first-ever Convention of the States. The purpose of the convention will be to rein-in a federal “leviathan” that he says has overstepped its constitutional bounds. Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, two-thirds of the state legislatures can call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution that limit the scope and jurisdiction of the federal government. Alaska, Florida and Georgia passed Article V resolutions last year....
  • African bishop on polygamy, homosexuality & divorce (oh my).

    03/05/2015 10:29:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Commonweal Magazine's dotCommonweal Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Grant Gallicho
    In a wide-ranging, at points jaw-dropping interview with Aleteia, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, signaled his openness to finding a way for remarried Catholics to be readmitted to Communion--and suggested the church might reinterpret Scripture to allow the "unbinding" of marriages. Palmer-Buckle, who is sixty-four years old, was selected by his brother bishops to represent Ghana at this October's Synod on the Family. Early in the interview, the archbishop makes it clear that he takes seriously Pope Francis's call for open discussion of the challenges facing Catholic families today. "There are people in polygamous relationships, who were involved in...
  • Obama White House trying to reverse GOP takeover of state-level government

    03/05/2015 8:15:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama will leave behind many legacies when he steps aboard Marine One for the last time in January of 2017. Maybe the Obama legacy that was the most unforeseen when he took office in 2009 will be the fact that his administration oversaw the resurgence of the Republican Party. Beyond facilitating the conditions that allowed Republicans to retake control of the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, the most devastating blow to the Democratic Party’s future political prospects has been its collapse farther down the ballot. I wrote about this phenomenon for Townhall shortly after the...
  • Did the Obama Administration Lie To A Federal Judge About Amnesty?

    03/05/2015 7:55:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | March 05, 2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Did the Obama Administration Lie To A Federal Judge About Amnesty? RYAN LOVELACE March 5, 2015 The Texas attorney general is going to court to find out. Did the Obama administration lie to a federal judge about the President’s executive actions on immigration? The Texas attorney general’s office is filing a motion for discovery to try and find out. The motion seeks to uncover whether Justice Department lawyers explicitly deceived federal judge Andrew Hanen, who issued the injunction blocking Obama’s amnesty. “In an apparent attempt to quickly execute President Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty plan, the Obama Administration appears to have...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can’t

    03/05/2015 5:43:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | March 05, 2015
    Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can’t March 5, 2015 Why doesn’t Hillary Clinton do a no-holds-barred, Chris Christie-style press conference to clear the air over her secret email accounts? “Because the answers to the questions, if remotely honest,” says Charles Krauthammer, “are self-indicting.” “The reason that she can’t do a Christie, and do a two-hour press conference, where she clears the air,” Krauthammer explained on Thursday’s Special Report, “is — two reasons. Number one, she’s a Clinton, and what the Clintons do is never ‘clear the air’; they spend the first month or...
  • History buffs -- a little "London" help please.

    03/05/2015 5:38:08 PM PST · by Lee'sGhost · 48 replies
    NA ^ | NA | Me
    Doing research for a novel. Can anybody tell me, what section of London would the families of merchantmen sailors have lived in during the late 17th century? All I can find on-line is "London." But I've got to believe that they lived relatively close to the docks in areas with specific names. And I suppose officers would live in a different section than that of common sailors.
  • Woman Eating Burger King Gets Beat Horrifically By Her Friends For the Absurdest of Reasons

    03/05/2015 5:02:57 PM PST · by The Working Man · 57 replies
    IJReview ^ | March 05, 2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    Friends, like family, can really push your anger buttons. However, no matter how mad you’ve been at a friend for eating that leftover spaghetti you had stashed in the fridge, you probably didn’t beat them to a pulp. That’s what happened, sadly, to Atlanta resident Myriah Pointer after she allegedly sat on a hamburger. Heck, it was barely a hamburger. It was a Whopper Jr. Junior.
  • Could the Judicial Committee investigate and call in Kagan on why she did not recuse herself?

    03/05/2015 4:43:15 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    Vanity | 3/5/15 | Vanity
    Could they do that or is it an impeachment of nothing type deal? I declare 5/1/15 to be national palindrome day.
  • Rahm screams at mental health activists, “YOU’RE GONNA RESPECT ME!”

    03/05/2015 4:41:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    preaprez.wordpress.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Matt Ginsberg
    Photo montage of Rahm at Wicker Park incident: Kenzo Shibata.- By Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle as posted on the Mental Health Movement’s Facebook page.Mental Health Movement members Debbie Delgado and Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle just confronted Rahm face-to-face about his mental health clinic closures. Rahm was about to address a small room of developers and residents at the Wicker Park field-house. 3 years after he closed half of Chicago’s public mental health clinics, he may have thought the issue had gone away. But then Debbie, sitting in the front row, a few feet from the mayor, stood up to tell her story. She told...
  • This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary

    03/05/2015 1:53:26 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 85 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Edward Klein
    President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me. Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago. A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democratic Party just as Obama did against Clinton in 2008. Thanks to her outspoken stand...
  • Who is Mark Lippert - The man so close to Obama? (now ambassador, slashed in Korea)

    03/05/2015 1:31:49 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Truth On Target ^ | October 17, 2008 | Kerry Picket
    Who really is Mark W. Lippert? OBAMA used Senate Office to influence Kenyan Presidential Elections...
  • The Real Problem With ‘Economic Development’ Programs

    03/05/2015 9:40:43 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/4/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    From 1995 to 2011, Michigan ran a program that granted special tax exemptions to chosen companies. The research on this program – the Michigan Economic Growth Authority – has been pretty consistent: It was a failure. The Mackinac Center did two studies on MEGA; a 2005 study showed that the few jobs “created” from the program were temporary and expensive and a 2009 study found that it had an overall negative impact on Michigan’s economy. The Michigan Office of the Auditor General has found repeated problems with state “economic development” programs over-promising and under-delivering. The Anderson Economic Group found a...
  • Man pleads guilty to abusing mentally disabled person

    03/05/2015 9:20:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tara Becker
    Tyshon VanBlueA Davenport man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a mentally disabled person at a Davenport residential care facility in August. Tyshon M. VanBlue, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors from Story County will drop five counts of third-degree sex abuse stemming from an unrelated case involving two Special Olympics participants. VanBlue will be sentenced April 15. VanBlue's plea comes less than a week before he was to be tried in the Scott County case. VanBlue,...
  • Judge Napolitano: Here Are Charges Hillary Could Face Over Her Private Emails

    03/05/2015 9:09:20 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | march 5, 2015 | Stafff
    What are the potential consequences for Hillary Clinton for using a personal email account during her time as secretary of state? On Wednesday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued her a subpoena for all communications related to the investigation. Judge Andrew Napolitano sat down with Martha MacCallum to go over the two potential criminal investigations that the former First Lady could face. 1. The less serious possibility is an investigation similar to what was brought against Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty this week for keeping classified documents in an unsecured location.
  • The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored

    03/05/2015 9:06:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/05/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we...
  • The Global Problem: Monetary Policy Can't Fix an Economy's Structural Problems

    03/05/2015 9:02:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 03/05/2015 | Charles Hugh-Smith
    When we look back from 2025, it will be painfully obvious that central bank policies exacerbated the systemic crises that brought down the global financialization machine. What with all the praise being heaped on central banks for "saving" the world from economic doomsday in 2008, it's only natural to ask which structural problems their unprecedented policies solved in the past 6 years. After all, "saving" the world from financial collapse was relatively quick work; so what problems beyond imminent implosion did the central banks policies solve in the past 6 years? Answer: none. zip, zero, nada. The truth is central bank policies...
  • Dems Spin Furiously for Hillary

    03/05/2015 9:02:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Matthew Vadum
    If Hillary Clinton succeeds Obama as president, expect four to eight more years of nonstop lying and deceit. Hillary, like Obama, is constitutionally incapable of telling the truth. Democrats are circling the wagons to shield their likely 2016 presidential nominee after it was revealed that Hillary Clinton transacted sensitive government business using her personal email during her time as America’s top diplomat. The Benghazi bungler, the nation has learned, set up an email system worthy of a James Bond movie villain when she became U.S. secretary of state in 2009. Mrs. Clinton used private instead of government email and even...
  • Obama Amnesty Plan: Legalize Foreigners, “Take Over the Host,” Push “Citizens into the Shadows”

    03/05/2015 8:58:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Defy and Nullify: The alternative is to walk legally and quietly into that good night, going out not with a bang but a whimper, muttering something about 2016, the Supreme Court and pixie dust It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run cold—and perhaps your rage hot. Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as “seedlings,” said the federal officials. They will “navigate, not assimilate,” as they “take over the host,” create a “country within a...
  • Job Cuts Surge 19%; Energy Sector 38% Of Total: Falling Oil Hasn't Resulted In Higher Spending

    03/05/2015 8:56:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/05/2015 | Tyler Durden
    A month ago we asked if, perchance, the BLS had simply forgotten to add any of the job losses in the energy sector in January, when it reported a drop of just 1900 jobs in the entire Oil and Gas Extraction space, compared to 18K actual announcements, and 21,300 job cuts in the sector as reported by Challenger. Moments ago, the latest Challenger data is out, and we really hope the BLS finally reads it because things in the energy sector are getting worse by the day, if only for its well-paid workers. According to Challenger, the February total...
  • Hillary Will Not Run for President

    03/05/2015 8:54:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Alan Caruba
    If you had the choice between a life of great wealth and fame as opposed to the daily inquisition and criticism that comes with the presidency, which would you choose? The revelations, reported initially in the most left-wing newspaper in the nation, The New York Times, that Hillary Clinton used her own private emails to conduct public business, suggests that there are forces within the Democratic Party that do not want her to be its candidate for President in 2016. It’s not like Hillary did not know she was supposed to use the State Department’s email system for reasons of...
  • Netanyahu’s Incredibly Heart Filled Plea: How Could Dems look in their mirrors the next morning?

    03/05/2015 8:52:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Jerry McConnell
    Anyone who still believes that Obama and his dependent followers are still of the Christian faith as he so often lies, has green cheese for brains In one of the most egregious examples of horrendously bad manners and lack of taste, 50 plus Democrat members of Congress, along with President Obama and Vice President Biden of the United States, ignorantly absented themselves from an enlightened and precise dissertation on the proposed nuclear deal between Iran and the United States that if consummated could spell the doom for the young state of Israel and perhaps all of its people in addition...
  • Parents Outraged After Disgusting Poem Read to Class About Homosexual Acts (CT)

    03/05/2015 8:45:37 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies
    joemiller.us ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jason Newton
    Students in one class at South Windsor High School were subjected to a poem that their superintendent and some parents call “highly inappropriate” material. The poem contains language that describes sexual acts. The teacher, whose name has not been released, read the Allen Ginsberg poem “Please Master” aloud in an English class for high school students. That poem was written in 1968. He had another poem banned in the 1950s for obscenity. Parents were shocked when they heard and read the material for themselves. “I don’t understand how that actually got into a high school class,” said one parent who...
  • Paper: Spontaneous Creation of the Universe From Nothing

    03/05/2015 8:19:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Darwin's God ^ | 03/05/2015 | Cornelius Hunter
    A Two Thousand Year Old Project Two thousand years ago the Epicureans believed that the world arose spontaneously. Their idea was that randomly veering atoms attained a great variety of configurations by chance, and would eventually find themselves forming stable, functional structures. And while this may seem unlikely, the immense universe provided a great many opportunities for those configurations to come about. In Cicero’s dialog, the Epicurean explains this to his stoic opponent: You [stoics] would surely have no need of the activity of such a figure [a skilled craftsman] if you would only observe how unlimited, unbounded tracts...