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  • 69 years after USS Indianapolis tragedy, survivor tells his tale

    07/26/2014 1:06:43 AM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | july 25, 2014 | Carlos Bongioanni
    July 30, 1945, two torpedoes struck the USS Indianapolis with almost 1,200 men aboard. The xplosions obliterated the ship’s front, water rushed in. Bulkheads crumpled. It only took 12 minutes for the cruiser to sink.
  • How America Started The Border Crisis (Blame America First 2.0)

    07/25/2014 10:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    The kids fleeing to our southern border are escaping criminals who learned their deadly trade right here in the U.S. Two aid workers explain the roots of Central America’s deadly dysfunction. The leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are meeting with President Obama in the White House on Friday to talk about the surge of children from their countries fleeing gang violence and fearing for their lives if they return. Carolyn Rose-Avila, who has extensive experience working with these vulnerable populations, says she can predict what these Central American presidents will tell Obama. “Their argument for the last 15...
  • Letter: A review of Palin’s resume: She’s no idiot

    07/25/2014 8:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | July 24, 2014 | Floyd Diemoz
    The July 15 cartoon in the Post Independent showing Sara Palin as an impeachment buffoon reminds me of the recent rebranding of her as an “idiot” by progressives and their media disciples following speeches she gave at a conference in January. An idiot is a mentally deficient person below a moron or imbecile with an IQ under 25. Those who over the past six years continue to call her nasty names should admit her down-to-earth resume and life experiences at the time she was placed on the Republican Presidential ticket in 2008 far exceed Barack Obama’s paper-thin resume. Sara Palin:...
  • PRO BONO LAW MORPHS INTO LEFT-WING LAWFARE

    07/25/2014 8:45:34 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 24, 2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, Sherrod was offered a new position...
  • ‘True Blood’ Season 7: HBO Confirms Sarah Palin Was Approached To Appear In Final Season

    07/25/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Amanda Remling
    Sarah Palin was almost able to see Bon Temps from her house. Talking Points Memo was able to confirm that the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee was approached to appear in the seventh and final season of “True Blood,” just as Palin had mentioned earlier in the week. “The brilliant minds of ‘True Blood’ were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general,” Sarah Palin told Breitbart News. “Their offer wasn’t presented in any...
  • Walgreens leaving Illinois for Switzerland?

    07/25/2014 7:31:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | July 25, 2014 | SCOTT REEDER
    Walgreens leaving Illinois for Switzerland? SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day.  And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.How surprising.I’ve read that the Deerfield, Ill.,-based drugstore chain is considering becoming a Swiss corporation. I’ll admit the thought of a company that is essentially an American icon becoming a foreign corporation gives me pause.  After all, Walgreens is one of Illinois’ premier companies. It was founded here in 1901 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. And now they are talking about moving their headquarters to Switzerland.But what exactly does it mean when...
  • White House taking impeachment seriously

    07/25/2014 7:10:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senior White House advisers are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations. Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, said Friday that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely. Pfeiffer noted that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has a large following among Tea Party conservatives, has called for Obama’s impeachment and a large block of the GOP’s base favors it. “I saw a poll...
  • What "Progressives" don't want to know.

    07/25/2014 7:02:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 9 replies
    30 Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century ^ | 1998 - 2004 | Matthew White
    I was checking out WW2 stats, and came across research on the 30 greatest atrocities of the 20th century. An estimated 55 million died in WW2. In addition, 20 million died under Stalin, 40 million under Mao Zedong, 1.65 million under the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, and 400,000 under North Korea. The combined 62 million total tops WW2 by 7 million. The kicker is that, with the current U.S. population approaching 320 million, that figure of 62 million, if applied to the United States, would mean that 1/5, that is, 20% of us, would have perished!
  • ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Gets Taste of Out of Context Liberal Wrath

    07/25/2014 5:52:50 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 25, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Along with being one of America's most honest and entertaining personalities in sports media, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is member of a distinguished club of individuals who are regularly vilified and edited so as to be taken out of context as a consequence of supporting policies which incur liberal wrath. The latest faux controversy over allegedly controversial statements he made with Skip Bayless on ESPN's First Take. During the discussion which focused on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games as a result of his domestic violence charges, generally thought to...
  • Court Ruling on Obamacare Exchanges Assailed

    07/25/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2014 | John Semmens
    This past week’s D.C. Court of Appeals panel ruling that customers in the 36 states that didn’t establish their own exchange and use HealthCare.gov instead cannot be given premium tax credits was assailed by the program’s backers as “flagrant judicial activism.” Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest promised that “this insupportable ruling will be ignored. For the Court to insist upon a literal reading of the statute at this late date would unduly hamper the President’s scope of action. He cannot and will not abide having his hands tied by this judicial interference.” At issue is explicit statutory language in the...
  • 'A Feast in Time of Plague' and other anti-Obama street art

    07/25/2014 4:36:54 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    PJ Media via The People's Cube ^ | 7/25/2014, 11:28 am | Oleg Atbashian
    Imaginative satirical posters mocking president Obama appeared yesterday in various locations of Silicon Valley, where the president was scheduled to speak at yet another fundraiser with California's rich and powerful on Wednesday, in spite of all the troubles piling up, domestically and internationally.
  • The Easiest Way to Catch Bahamian lobster?

    07/25/2014 3:11:39 PM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 22 replies
    MGM Yachts ^ | Melanie Burke
    This looks fun! ======================= Bahamas Lobster Season: Lobster season in The Bahamas opens August 1 and runs through March 31st, and there are some very specific rules you must abide by as a visitor. Here are some of the rules: Taking lobster out of season is an obvious no-no. Nothing more needs to be stated on that. You must obtain a fishing permit when you clear customs. In Florida the permits are required for each person, however in the Bahamas the permits are obtained for the boat. If you’re on a chartered yacht, chances are they carry a legal fishing...
  • How and Why the CPI Was Destroyed as an Accurate Measure of Price Inflation

    07/25/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    EPJ - Shadowstats ^ | July 23, 2014 | John Williams
    In the early-1990s, political Washington moved to change the nature of the CPI. The contention was that the CPI overstated inflation (it did not allow substitution of less-expensive hamburger for more-expensive steak). Both sides of the aisle and the financial media touted the benefits of a “more-accurate” CPI, one that would allow the substitution of goods and services. The plan was to reduce cost of living adjustments for government payments to Social Security recipients, etc. The cuts in reported inflation were an effort to reduce the federal deficit without anyone in Congress having to do the politically impossible: to vote...
  • No, Ann Coulter, It's Not About Blacks Voting In The MS GOP Run-Off

    07/25/2014 2:51:32 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 37 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column In her Wednesday column, "Eyes on the Prize," Ann Coulter again weighs in on the Republican primary run-off here in Mississippi, and again, her assertions about Chris McDaniel and his supporters are wrong. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at what she says. After all, she has been a big supporter of Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and Mitch McConnell, none of whom would easily be mistaken for a "conservative." It seems all that matters to Ann Coulter is that an "R," not a "D," is the winner, no matter how liberal the...
  • He Walked Away!

    07/25/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 10 replies
    Straight Up With Sherri ^ | 11/11/04 | Sherri Reese
    In the midst of events in this day, I think sharing the information below may be informative to most, and useful to all. I wrote the below, 10 years ago. While Arafat may be dead, HAMAS is only carrying on his intent. I wrote this a decade ago. I no longer have the sources, they are on another computer that rests in peace. But I encourage you to do your own homework. I worked HARD on the facts. More information will be in a link in the comments. HE WALKED AWAY This is what the MSM will not tell you...
  • No, Supporting Hamas Is Not 'Feminist'

    07/25/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Phyllis Chesler
    It was only a matter of time. Today, Ali Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada published a piece titled “Ending Zionism is a feminist issue.” I would say just the opposite is true: “Supporting Zionism is a feminist issue.” Today must be the day assigned to organize feminists for Hamas in Gaza. Another such article also just appeared—just as I was writing about Electronic Intifada’s offering. Zionism is a liberation movement of oppressed and persecuted Jews-- but it is so much more than that. Israel is a Western-style democracy in which free speech, freedom of inquiry, freedom of conscience, as well as women’s...
  • DUers angry at new Hepatitis C drug that costs less than 1/6 as much as a liver transplant

    07/25/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Democratic Underground posters get angry at new Hepatitis C drug that costs less than 1/6 as much as a liver transplant Hepatitis C is a an infectious disease that, in the U.S., kills more people than AIDS.Some patients require a liver transplant which costs an average of $577,000.However, a new drug for the disease just came on the market. It’s called Sovaldi, and it costs $84,000 for a 12 week course of treatment.Taking this drug lets patients avoid getting a liver transplant.Those of us who understand math think that this is a wonderful thing. Spending $84,000...
  • Those Who Oppose Homosexuality Should be 'Ruthlessly' Stamped Out

    07/25/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    It’s shocking how 1.6 percent of the population – I’m speaking of LGBTers – are controlling our culture. Years ago they told is over and over again that a person’s choice in sex partners shouldn’t matter. Now it seems that’s all that matters. Michael Sam feels compelled to tell the world that he has sex with other men, and he and his fellow-LGBTers demand that we accept his choice in sex partners or else. While Sam said that “everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” that’s not the way it’s working out. It’s gotten so bad that a person can’t...
  • Punishment Is Good for You

    07/25/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Leftists - namely the socio-communist end of the totalitarian bloc, the other being the Nazi-fascist - keep telling us how terrible, inhumane and even ineffective prisons are. The truth, as usual, is the opposite of what they say. Not only prisons maintain offenders in the impossibility to offend while the sentence lasts and, if there is a high probability of punishment (which, alas, is not the case in Britain now), the criminals' knowledge of arrest and imprisonment acts as a deterrent, making jails the most effective way to reduce crime, so they are good for the innocent. They are...
  • Stickup Thug Sues Employees and Cops for Ending His Crime Spree

    07/25/2014 12:04:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 07/25/2014 | Dave Blount
    There is a right way and a wrong way to steal from a business. The wrong way is to bluster in with a firearm; you never know when law-abiding citizens might defend themselves. The right way is to get the moonbattery-addled looting spree that calls itself our legal system on your side. A young man demonstrates his capacity to learn: The first time Nigel Sykes tried to get money from the Seasons Pizza in Newport [Delaware], he did it with a gun, forcing his way into the business through the back door. This time, Sykes is trying to get money...
  • Philadelphia Agrees to Settlement, Training, License Procedures for Guns

    07/25/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The City of Philadelphia recently settled a class action lawsuit concerning people who had applied for a license to carry firearms (LTCF).   The City did not admit to any wrongdoing, but they agreed to pay 1.4 million dollars in settlement fees, and to change procedures.   The lawsuit stemmed from the city posting personal information contained in applications on line and available to the public. While the City did not admit to any wrong doing, what they agreed to do in the future is quite revealing.   The actual settlement agreement is available online here, in a PDF file. First, the...
  • Dallas Democrat John Wiley Price Arrested on Fraud Charges

    07/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 25 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested today as a result of a 13-count indictment which claims the powerful Texas Democrat took $950,000 in bribes. Wiley's attorney, Billy Ravkind, confirmed that he was arrested early Friday morning and is in Federal custody. The indictment indicates Wiley received the bribes in the form of cash, cars and property and that he and his political operatives used the ill-gotten gains to commit tax and mail fraud. For the full indictment, please access the following link. The indictment charges that, among other things, Price and his accomplices used his office and stature...
  • Hamas is Getting Trounced

    07/25/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Reports out of Gaza have the IDF finding a surprising level of sophistication and breadth of scale in the Hamas tunnel network... besides getting them under the border for rocket launches against Israeli territory, the system connected the mosques, schools, and such that the terror-government uses to shuttle around weapons, terrorists, and supplies... Alas, the Israeli Defense Force is proving a bit too much for these Jihadi boneheads to deal with on the battlefield: Hamas morale is reportedly already in the toilet, and recent raids find no terrorist/fighters left attempting to hold the position... they leave their weapons behind...
  • Dark Secrets

    07/25/2014 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The TV series Dark Secrets, from 3net Studios, begins each episode with a teaser prologue, followed by this ominous voiceover: “When an abandoned industrial building is cleared for demolition, a locked door is discovered in its basement. The door conceals an archive of strange and disturbing specimens, recordings, photos, and documentary films—compelling evidence of monstrous creatures and preternatural events. The documentarian’s whereabouts remain unknown. In his records, he identifies himself only as ‘The Teller.’ His investigations reveal a frightening world of dark secrets.” The series deals in strange, supernatural phenomena, presented in a classic documentary style. Eyewitnesses or survivors are...
  • Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death?

    07/25/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-14 | Dave the Sage
    “Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” - Former Congressman Allen West And that is the question that should be asked. It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN ONE MEMBER OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION who is upset that Israel is pummeling the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Under Ariel Sharon, Israel forcibly removed its citizens from Gaza and turned the land over to the Arabs. Israel has been rewarded for that gesture of conciliation with the abduction and killing of its citizens and the launching of hundreds of...
  • The history of the Arab-Israeli conflict that the mainstream media will never print

    07/25/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 1 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/25/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "The Arabs are the only declared refugees who became refugees not by the action of their enemies or because of well-grounded fear of their enemies, but by the initiative of their own leaders."
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Week in Office

    07/25/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 7/25/14 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Week in Office7/24/2014Obama and Israel, Year 6Obama to CNBC: FAA Israel Decision Not Based on ‘Politics’Cruz rips FAA flight ban to IsraelCaught on Tape: Hamas Terrorists Fire on IDF From Wafa Hospital in Gaza (Video)Kerry asks fallen soldier's mother how her day is going Obama and SyriaOfficial: Terrorists in Syria Now As Dangerous to US As Those in YemenIt's 3am and nobody's thereWoman in Labor Unable to Cross Street to Hospital Because of Obama MotorcadeIsis orders all women and girls in Mosul to undergo FGM, says UNNewly Released Document Reveals How The U.S. Government Defines...
  • God’s Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for God’s daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • That scraping sound you hear is California being dragged to her death by insane liberals

    07/25/2014 8:49:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After almost 100 years the owners of the Panama Canal realized they had to widen its lanes to accommodate larger cargo ships. Once the decision was made they opted to make a huge leap and configure their capabilities to allow ships carrying up to 2 ˝ times the containers that have been in use for the past several years. The nation of Panama did not make this move in secret. The idea was unveiled in early 2006 and finally voted on in a referendum held on Oct 22, 2006. The idea of widening the shipping lanes passed 77% to 22%....
  • Is the European Unions Schengen Visa, for American Citizens, Good For 90 Days or 3 months?

    07/25/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by not2be4gotten.com · 21 replies
    Today
    For the smartest people in the world at FreeRepublic.com... Example: I arrived in Paris, France on May 1, 2014. If I stay until August 1, 2014 that will be 92 days as: 08/01/2014 - 05/01/2014 = 92 days. Will I get into trouble if I do this. Actually not into trouble, as most French customs officials will give you a pass on a day or 2, or even a week. But I am dealing with the German government at this point and I hear they are very strict on dates, as Germans tend to be culturally. I suspect the answer...
  • Hamas' New Year surprise... and John Kerry's cease fire

    07/25/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6-25-2014
    Hamas' New Year surprise... and John Kerry's cease fire - UPDATED Maariv - Israel's third largest circulation daily - is confirming that Hamas planned a mass terror attack on southern Israel on Rosh HaShannah, the Jewish New Year, a little more than two months from now (second link in Hebrew). According to the report, Hamas planned to send up to 200 terrorists through many tunnels that lead into six different kibbutzim, moshavim and villages around Gaza's borders. The terrorists' mission was to have been the mass murder and kidnapping of as many Jews as possible. Although the newspaper does...
  • Ebola Victim On The Run In West Africa Capital

    07/25/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/25/14 | Tyler Durden
    Radio stations in Freetown broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease that has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February. "Saudatu Koroma of 25 Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, Wellington," the announcement said. "She is a positive case and her being out there is a risk to all. We need the public to help us locate her." Koroma, 32, a resident of the densely populated Wellington neighborhood, had been admitted to an isolation ward while blood samples were tested for the virus,...
  • July 25, News on situation in Ukraine

    07/25/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT · by No One Special · 59 replies
    Elena Filatova ^ | July 25, 2014 | Elena Filatova
    Here is recent map, sorry I didn't find one in English. In yellow and blue is Ukrainian territory, Russia is brown and separatists controlled territory is in between. There is two or three pockets where Ukrainian army having hard time, it is near Russian border. They are between separatists and Russians who fire from Russian territory. Pentagon admitted today that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites. They doing it for second week. To understand what future may hold for us let me remind how it went with Osetia in 2008....
  • Obamacare author says subsidies only apply to state exchanges

    07/25/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obamacare author says subsidies only apply to state exchanges On January 18, 2012, Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped write Obamacare, said: “What’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.”You can see him saying it in this video. Link set to start video at 31:25, the relevant point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtnEmPXEpr0&feature=youtu.be&t=31m25sSo how is it that the federal government is giving subsidies through the federal exchange?It’s because under the corrupt leadership of President Obama, the...
  • Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job

    07/25/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job July 25 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post As we reported yesterday, it would seem that an armed doctor in Pennsylvania prevented a possible mass shooting at the hospital he was working at. The doctor managed to land several chest hits on the suspect after he had shot another person and wounded the doctor. However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman), may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health...
  • IRS Agrees To Monitor Church Sermons

    07/25/2014 6:23:09 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 49 replies
    The IRS recently settled a case against it brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). As part of the settlement, the IRS has agreed to monitor church sermons for political content. The suit was filed because FFRF apparently did not like an event called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Apparently once a year a number of pastors preach on political topics, presumably to rebel against the never enforced Federal prohibition on 501(c)(3) political activities. Technically it is illegal for tax exempt non-profits to engage in political activities, presumably this includes commenting on politics from the pulpit. To date there isn’t a...
  • The hidden evil in Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 36 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/24/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ms. Tracy Van Slyke has uncovered such a dastardly attack upon our vulnerable youth, it’s shocking that nobody else before her noticed this malign cancer hiding in plain sight.  She has exposed Thomas the Tank Engine as a pernicious evil, causing so much “classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism” in its “hidden lessons.” I was completely captured and intrigued by Ms. Van Slyke’s keen insight and discernment on this topic, because, frankly, my two boys are very much taken with Thomas and his friends Percy, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Emily, and the very scary Diesel Ten.  If there were something...
  • Liberal and progressive hero Elizabeth Warren signs letter in support of trickle down economics

    07/25/2014 5:43:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Liberal and progressive hero Elizabeth Warren signs letter in support of trickle down economics On November 8, 2012, it was reported that in response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers had announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).On December 4, 2012, Elizabeth Warren joined Al Franken, John Kerry, and 15 other Democratic U.S. Senators in signing a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would...
  • Hunting Fees Going To Private Landowners

    07/25/2014 5:14:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/23/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A new grant program in Michigan takes extra money from hunting and fishing fees and distributes it to private landowners. The state Department of Natural Resources recently announced 12 wildlife habitat grant winners for the "Deer PLAN" (Private Land Assistance Network). This grant is available to private landowners in six counties in northern Michigan ostensibly to improve deer habitat. One hunter wasn't thrilled about the program. Tom Wills is an outdoorsman from Quinnesec in the Upper Peninsula. "I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that Michigan DNR is giving my license fees to a dozen private land...
  • TGIF Toonz

    07/25/2014 3:39:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Obama Will Be Laughing All the Way to the Bank When Our Cities Burn as the Result of His Policies..

    07/24/2014 10:37:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that. They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren't hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in...
  • [Video from January 18, 2012] Jonathon Gruber at Noblis

    VIDEO AT LINK (View starting at 31:30) ” . . . if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.” Obama, Democrats lying about “ambiguous” text, intent of Congress January 2012 video proves they never intended subsidies for federal exchanges. Read more: http://www.headlineoftheday.com/#ixzz38SANlSDz
  • Watch Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admit in 2012 That Subsidies Were Limited to State-Run...

    07/24/2014 9:38:04 PM PDT · by ironman · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/24/2014 | Peter Suderman
    Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped design the Massachusetts health law that was the model for Obamacare, was a key influence on the creation of the law. He was widely quoted in the media. During the crafting of the law, the Obama administration brought him on for his expertise. He was paid almost $400,000 to consult with the administration on the law. And he has claimed to have written part of the legislation, the section dealing with small business tax credits. After the law passed, in 2011 and throughout 2012, multiple states sought his expertise to...
  • Levin to Stewart: If Hamas Had Weapons Israel Has, 'Israel Would Cease to Exist'

    07/24/2014 9:25:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman and Eric Scheiner
    Conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin strongly criticized comedian and quasi-news commentator Jon Stewart for his acerbic jokes and comments concerning Hamas's ongoing missile attacks against Israel, stating that "if Hamas had the weaponry that Israel had," then "Israel would cease to exist." Levin also stressed in remarks aimed at Stewart that Hamas "is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood," it was part of the PLO, and the "PLO's history goes back to the Mufti, goes back to the Third Reich, the Final Solution." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Read up, Ivy League boy!" said Levin on Fox's Hannity program on Tuesday. "Try and figure out...
  • A case which cannot be overdone by language: A modern American crisis

    07/24/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 1 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | July 25, 2014 | Josh Price
    On this episode of The Conservative Beacon Podcast, host Josh Price applies Thomas Paine’s ‘The American Crisis’ to America’s modern crisis: The quasi-dictatorship of the Obama regime. Josh discusses the Obama’s regime’s plan to grant refugee status to illegals from Honduras, allowing them to receive welfare and other public assistance; the FEC could try to ban online conservative media outlets; and the real reason behind income inequality. Head over to TheConservativeBeacon.com to listen.
  • ‘Creepy’ Porcelain Dolls Resembling Young Girls Placed in Front of 8 San Clemente Families’ Homes

    07/24/2014 8:06:14 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Melissa Pamer and Courtney Friel
    Eight families in San Clemente have been targeted in a disturbing pattern under investigation by authorities: porcelain dolls have been left at their homes resembling young girls who live there. Some of the girls, all about 10 years old, attend the same elementary school, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock said.
  • Meriam Ibrahim arrives safely in Italy; will meet the Pope

    07/24/2014 7:43:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 7/24/14 | Alen West
    With all the horrible news for Christians in Iraq and elsewhere, there is one bright spot. While we slept, Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim arrived in Italy. As the UK Telegraph reports, the 27-year-old woman, who was spared a death sentence for apostasy in June for refusing to renounce Christianity, landed in Rome where she is to meet Pope Francis before traveling to the U.S. I know she will appreciate all of you who prayed for her and her children and her perseverance through an almost year long-ordeal. Ibrahim and her family were flown to Italy in a government aircraft to...
  • Putin’s Power: Why Russians Adore Their Bare-Chested Reagan

    07/24/2014 7:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | Josh Weil
    The history of strongmen leaders helps fuel a passion for capitalism—even if there's a cost.There he is, the President of Russia, riding bare-back and bare-chested astride a galloping steed; spending $50 billion on a resort town most Russians will never see; seizing Crimea, instigating unrest in Ukraine; maybe even making himself indirectly responsible for the murder of nearly 300 innocents aboard a downed passenger plane: Vladimir Putin, shaking his fist in the face of a West that often seems unable to do more than avert its eyes. When we in The West do look, it can seem perplexing: How can...
  • Are Teachers Underpaid? Let’s Find Out

    07/24/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto-repair worker. So says Vox. This grievance against salary injustice is nothing new, of course, but this particular example comes to us from a new national study by the Center for American Progress, which details the chickenfeed teachers are forced to subsist on as they altruistically keep your hopeless children literate. Teachers are underpaid. In politics, and also in everyday life, this is almost universally accepted. Everyone admires teachers. Everyone wants good teachers for their children....
  • Mayim Bialik: It’s hard to stay focused with Israel on my mind (Amy Farrah-Fowler/Blossom)

    07/24/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Kveller - A Jewish Twist On Parenting ^ | July 24, 2014 | Mayim Bialik
    Besides the fact that I am recovering from major hand surgery, I am finding it difficult to write these days. I am using a dictation program as well as utilizing Fancy Assistant Brandon’s typing skills, so it’s not that I have no way to communicate with the outside world. The problem is with Israel. It’s on my mind pretty much all of the time. When the three teenagers were kidnapped a month ago, it was on my mind. When they were found murdered and left in an open field, it was on my mind. When Jewish extremists burned a Palestinian...