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  • The Charts Obama Doesn't Want You to See

    04/17/2014 5:39:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    The Founry ^ | April 11, 2014 | Amy Payne
    Talking about Obamacare’s effects is one thing; seeing hard data is another. Heritage’s newly updated Obamacare in Pictures has 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans—from canceled insurance policies to new taxes, Medicare cuts, reduced choice for plans, and more. Here’s a quick look at just three of these charts and how Obamacare is hitting three groups. Obamacare says you can stay on your parents’ health insurance until you turn 26. This chart looks at what happens after that—if you don’t have employer-sponsored insurance and you have to get insured through Obamacare. If you’re trying to save for...
  • Greenfield: From Slavery to Freedom

    04/17/2014 5:37:58 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 From Slavery to Freedom Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog As another Passover begins, the echoes of "Once we were slaves and now we are free" and "Next year in Jerusalem" resound briefly and then fade into the background noise of everyday life. We can board a plane tomorrow and fly off to Jerusalem. Some of us are already there now. But will that make us free? Since Egypt we have become slaves again, lived under the rule of iron-fisted tyrants and forgotten what the very idea of freedom means. And that will...
  • Local Governments Not Starved For Cash

    04/17/2014 5:37:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Local municipalities saw an increase of $1.4 billion in property taxes from 2000 to 2013 with that revenue increasing to $5.3 billion in 2013 from $3.9 billion in 2000, according to the state tax commission. The municipalities received about $1 billion more in property tax in 2008 compared to 2000 with inflation factored in. By 2009, the property taxes collected had reduced to the point they were relatively the same as 2000 with inflation. Communities across Michigan have complained about revenue problems with some elected officials saying they don't have enough money to provide basic services. But a look at...
  • Anti-Christian Bigots Target Clemson Football Program

    Something called the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has sent a demand letter to Clemson University regarding its football program. It appears head coach Dabo Swinney has had the unmitigated audacity to hire a team chaplain and have Bible studies. Three privately funded buses took the team to a church. Even more outrageous, three players spoke of their faith in Jesus Christ at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast. The real horror is that their teammates heard about that faith in person. FFRF is a meddling group from Wisconsin intent on eliminating faith from the public square. Interestingly there isn’t...
  • Innovation RUN AMOK

    04/17/2014 5:14:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "Like having a DJ in your slippers!" More at Reaganite Republican...
  • AMERICA THE VOICELESS: VOTERS CAN'T COMPETE WITH BIG CAMPAIGN CASH

    04/17/2014 4:18:06 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 16 replies
    america.aljazeera.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Wilson Dizard
    It’s not just your imagination: The influence of money in politics has indeed drowned out the voices of American voters, a new analysis shows, with runaway corporate lobbying and a lack of campaign finance reform to blame for giving much more political weight to the wealthy. Researchers at Princeton University and Northwestern University compared the public’s influence on 1,779 policy issues between 1981 and 2002, finding that more often than not, the interests of wealthy groups and individuals won out over the demands of the general public. For instance, when 80 percent of the public asked for a change of...
  • Woman Says She Knew Obama in High School as a Homosexual Druggie Foreign Student

    04/16/2014 8:11:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 114 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | November 7, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    Mia Marie Pope knew Obama at their Punahou high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the late 1970s. She knew him then by the name of Barry Soetoro. In this interview on October 31, 2013, with Reverend and Dr. James David Manning, the pastor of Atlah World Missionary in Harlem, New York, Pope says Barry “always portrayed himself as a foreign student” and “very much was within the gay community.” It was “common knowledge” that Barry “wasn’t interested in girls” but “was strictly into men.” “One of his attributes even then,” as he is now, was that Barry “was a pathological...
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People talking about Big Government”

    04/16/2014 8:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brandon Turbeville
    In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them. While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives. While the narrative...
  • LET THEM ENDORSE! A Simple Solution to the NCAA "Pay for Play" Issue

    04/16/2014 7:22:10 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    DIgnitas News Service ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Winters
    As the furor over compensation of college athletes continues to heat up across the nation, a number of different proposals and options have been explored. Last month members of the Northwestern football team stepped the debate up by successfully petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to form a union and bargain for benefits. The issue was further highlighted when Shabazz Napier, star of the recently crowned NCAA Mens Basketball Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, told reporters that sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. While the NCAA has been adamant in its policy to not monetarily...
  • How The Left See It....

    04/16/2014 6:32:32 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 7 replies
    Diogenes' Middle Finger ^ | 4/16/2014 | Diogenes
  • Táin Bó Cúalnge -- The Irish Cattle raids.

    04/16/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/Cooley/ ^ | 1st century AD. | sstaylor (translation, Vassar College)
    Everything you want to know about Cattle raiding, water rights, grazing rights, oppressive governments and misguided people. Provides a nice break from the current Bundy news cycle monopoly. Táin Bó is the base of several Irish stories involving cattle and politics, of which Táin Bó Cúalnge is but one, 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • CNN: “Breaking News: Titanic Sunk”

    04/16/2014 3:33:23 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 30 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/16/14 | Aurelius
    In what comes as a reminder as to why CNN is one of the worst news organization, they broke what might be the oldest major news stories to ever be "broken:" the RMS Titanic has sunk. The amazing story, which CNN apparently missed for 102 years, details a tragic tale of the RMS Titanic, which was supposedly an "unsinkable ship." Ironically, the Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage. Last night, CNN got the news. In a news segment last night, CNN blared the headline, "Breaking News: Titanic Sunk 102 Years Ago Tonight:"
  • Tatchell: "Gay" Is Used to Distract People from Homosexuals' Sexuality

    04/16/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 30 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    I've written about the hijacking of language by the Left and some of its manifestations. There are many other aspects of it, like the wounds inflicted on grammar by the use of "they", "them", "theirs" in reference to a singular subject. For example: "Everyone knows what they are doing" or "The user must log in with their password". This is done only because it's politically incorrect to use "he", "him", "his", to cover both men and women, as it allegedly gives men a status of superiority (the same as in saying "man" to mean "the human species"). Politically correct writers...
  • April 14, News on situation in Ukraine

    04/16/2014 2:34:37 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Elena Filatova [A Ukrainian national] ^ | April 14, 2014 | Elena Filatova
    KARGO-200, in Russian GRUZ-200 was code name for a zinc coffin with bodies of Soviet soldiers killed in Afganistan war. 200 because weight of coffin with body was about 200 kgs. Today first two Cargo 200 have been loaded for Russia. Among terrorists killed two Russian militants. How many Cargo 200 will go to both sides in the future? Can be many. Kiev is launching a full scale anti-terrorist operation. It will be slow because local police are total scam, in army many locals, they won't shoot separatists. Border guards too will let Russian troops in.. this is the problem...
  • Today in Ukraine 16.04.2014 - The Miracle of Slovyansk

    04/16/2014 1:06:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-16-2014 | WimLuyckx
    The Easter Miracle of Slovyansk today, Soldiers sent for war end up laying down their weapons, eating with the people and enjoying the spring day in the sun. The Alternative? Bombs and Massacre on an empty stomach. If all armies acted like this, World Peace would be the order of the day.
  • The Winners and Losers in Detroit Bankruptcy

    04/16/2014 12:51:07 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/13/2014 | James Hohman
    Much sympathy has been extended to the Detroit pensioners who are facing cuts to their retirement income. Indeed, some have argued that they are the biggest losers in the Detroit bankruptcy. A proper accounting, however, shows that they have been among the most protected. This does not mean that cuts will not be painful. It shows that Detroit is in a bad situation. Hohman City pensioners are one of the larger creditor groups, but they should not be. Cities should be setting aside sufficient funding to cover the pensions earned in any one year. This is mandated by the state...
  • Al Qaeda: Obama is on the path to defeat

    04/16/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-16-14 | DrJohn
    Doesn't all this remind you of something? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39_MDzf7zPMAl Qaeda is on its way to defeat: “The core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat." As the 2012 election neared Obama told us no less than 32 times that Al Qaeda was toast: President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts. Stick a fork in 'em: One day after the Benghazi attack that occurred...
  • Web Mail Providers and Encryption

    04/16/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT · by This Just In · 26 replies
    April 16, 2014 | This Just In
    Good day, My family and I are currently searching for another email provider. We are seeking a service which uses SMTP-TLS in order to protect their clients privacy. Any suggestions/recommendations? Does anyone use FastMail? Thanks, TJI
  • More Attacks Coming Against the Second Amendment and the NRA

    04/16/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 11 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    The midterm elections of 2014 are coming up and the anti-Second Amendment forces are starting to step up their attacks on our gun rights. The biggest offender is former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is spending $50 million to defeat pro-gun candidates and to destroy the National Rifle Association. He announced his campaign on the Today show where he continued to lie about his intentions of disarming law-abiding citizens. This anti-Constitution jerk is merging his puppet groups, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, into a new group called Everytown for Gun Safety....
  • Oregon Appeal Court: Frisk that Found Pistol Unconstitutional

    04/16/2014 11:02:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Demonstration against Neo-Nazism in Dresden (13 February 2012) When I was being trained as a peace officer, the subject of searching or "frisking" citizens was addressed several times.   Some of the training seemed to be  more about how to finesse the legal boundaries than the necessity of respecting citizens' rights.   I vividly remember one instructor saying: "I have never heard of a judge throwing out a case where a weapon was actually found." The pendulum seems to be swinging back the other way. From AP at FindLaw.com: The judges ordered that the officers' discovery of the loaded pistol carried...
  • #KSSen: Sebelius hopes to ride a wave of Obamacare popularity into the U.S. Senate (LOL)

    04/16/2014 10:24:18 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 24 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 4/16/14 | David Freddoso
    The New York Times: WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge. Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas. Just a note: PPP actually polled a Sebelius run for Senate in late February. The formerly popular governor registered a 55 percent...
  • School Funding Way Up, Results Flat

    04/16/2014 10:23:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Overall, Michigan school spending has increased significantly over the past few decades, but test scores have remained relatively flat. A new study from the Cato Institute, using information from the National Center for Education Statistics, found Michigan saw a large increase in spending with few apparent educational benefits. "Inflation-adjusted per pupil spending in Michigan rose dramatically from 1972 to 2009 — going from $7,500 to over $12,000 in today's dollars. That's a 70 percent increase," said Andrew Coulson, director of Cato's Center for Educational Freedom and author of the study. "Over that same period, the state's academic achievement rose by...
  • Think tanks see Common Core as yet another woe for Democrats this cycle; GOP-e are you listening?

    04/16/2014 10:12:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    According to the left leaning Brookings Institute, Common Core is turning into a serious problem Democrats will have to deal with during this coming election cycle. The socialist’s dream program has ignited a growing backlash from furious parents who don’t want their children exposed to Common Core because it is inefficient at best and inappropriately loaded with sexual content at worst. Given that Common Core has been adopted in forty five states it will be difficult for most of those who have supported it to dodge responsibility for the mess they have created. Sizing the situation up, a Brookings spokesman...
  • After the Bundy debacle, will government use murder to reassert its dictatorial authority?

    04/16/2014 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/16/14 | Doug Book
    What steps will our federal and state governments take to reassert their dictatorial authority over a people who have become far too confident in an ability to defy their superiors? Will Barack Obama quietly authorize assault and battery, even the murder of a few unimportant Americans in order to intimidate an annoying, freedom seeking public back into line? According to the terms of New York’s Safe Act, April 15th was the final day by which “Assault Weapons” were to be registered with the state. But of an estimated 1-2 million rifles which have made paper felons of Empire State owners,...
  • WILD Private Drones!

    04/16/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    DJI Phantom Vision Video drone presentation at Reaganite Republican...
  • Legal Foundation Up to the Challenge

    04/16/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/14/2014 | Derk Wilcox
    When the Teamsters Local 214, which represents public workers in the city of Dearborn, instituted a new policy that penalized employees who resigned from the union, the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation was there. Three employees, Shawn Koskyn, Maria Santiago-Powell and Greg Andrews, risked retaliation for taking a stand against this blatantly illegal policy. The policy forced non-union members to pay fees starting at $150 to file a workplace grievance, while union members were exempt from the new fees. The policy flew in the face of seven decades of Supreme Court precedent and five decades of Michigan labor law. Unions are...
  • Biden: Stand up Boston, let 'em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about?

    04/16/2014 8:20:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-16-2014 | MOTUS
       Surely You Jest: A heartbeat away?“My God you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it, I mean it sincerely, just to hear you speak.”  - Joey Biden, Biddening his own remarks  at the Boston Marathon Memorial.We really need to get someone to follow Joey B around with a mop and bucket to clean up the pieces of his brain that he leaves scattered in his path. On second thought, a tea cup might be sufficient.I don’t remember falling down this rabbit hole!Me neither!Oh well, it’s not as if Joey was hired for his brains. Turn...
  • Game of Thrones, United States Edition - A Smallfolk's Guide, First Edition

    04/16/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    Free Republic | April 16, 2014 | us FReeper smallfolk
    House Reid Lord Harry Reid Ser Rory Reid >> sigil: three solar panels on a field of yuan House Clinton His Former Grace, Bill Clinton Lady Hillary >> sigil: a cigar on a field of cattle futures House Obama His Grace, Barack, the First of His Name Lady Wookie >> sigil: The Constitution, written in Austrian House Bush His Former Grace, George W. Bush Lady Laura >> sigil: the former & future Bush Kings House Putin His Grace, Putin of Can Be Seen From Alaska >> sigil: a roll of toilet paper, blazoned with King Barack's visage The Hand...
  • A Different Take On Jackie Robinson

    04/16/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 73 replies
    Yesterday wasn’t just tax day, it was the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. For those games not washed away by rain or snow, teams wore #42 jerseys in his honor. ESPN, as usual, used the anniversary to lament the dwindling number of black baseball players. The number of blacks playing major league baseball has gotten extremely low in recent years. It goes right along with a massive decrease in the number of black kids playing baseball and going to baseball games. In many ways the decrease in black interest...
  • Your Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Database

    04/16/2014 7:20:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Wire ^ | Apr 15, 2014 | Lucy Westcott
    Apr 15, 2014 4:03PM ET / Politics Your Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Database Lucy Westcott If you're applying for a job in the near future, there's a chance you could end up on the FBI's imminent new facial recognition database alongside criminals, whether you like it or not. According to information obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the database, known as Next Generation Identification (NGI), will for the first time combine criminal and noncriminal fingerprint databases, along with records of palm prints, iris scans, and mugshots. The NGI, which sounds like Facebook mixed with...
  • Grand Rapids Selectively Released Public Information

    04/16/2014 5:34:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/14/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Grand Rapids city officials gave detailed information about a tax dispute involving the Acton Institute to a select reporter, but not to the nonprofit fighting to prove it is a charitable organization, according to documents received through a Freedom of Information Act request. In fact, an Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty official complained that the organization was struggling to get information about the appeal of its rejection of an application for tax exemption just two business days before a scheduled hearing. Acton Institute Director of Finance Tom Vogt sent an email to City Commissioner Dave Shaffer...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    04/16/2014 3:19:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Not a Joke; UN Says Vacuuming CO2 Out of Air May Be Only Way to Save Planet Earth

    04/16/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    The UN says the last chance to save planet Earth may be vacuuming CO2 out of the sky and burying it. And, they’re serious.UPI reported: In order to stave off the worst of global warming’s consequences, the world’s nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. That’s one of many claims made in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The new report also suggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it underground may be the most viable solution for mitigating the greenhouse gas...
  • Judge Napolitano: Bundy Ranch Standoff is "Becoming the Last Straw" With This Admin & Big Government

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BAzdy2sOl8 "...this is becoming the last straw not only with this administration in particular but with big government in general. It's an in-your-face, overly aggressive, overly harsh unnecessary enforcement of a federal court order using militaristic tactics that are not necessary in modern society in order to enforce. And because of people like you and other colleagues of ours here at Fox and even elsewhere the American public is rallying against federal government." The Judge weighed in to double down on his previous statement that the people have drawn a line in the sand against the bullying of the federal...
  • So you say you want a revolution…

    04/15/2014 8:52:11 PM PDT · by Redcloak · 22 replies
    San Fernando Valley NRA Members' Council ^ | 4/15/2014 | SF Valley NRA Members' Council
    First, let’s be clear that this is about perceptions. The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy story isn’t about who’s in the right or who’s in control; it’s about who appears  to be in the right and about who appears to be in control.A little background first. Cliven Bundy is a rancher who lives outside of Mesquite, Nevada. His family has been ranching on that land since before Nevada became a State. The Bureau of Land Management, BLM, claims control of the land the Bundys graze their cattle on. Bundy’s position, in a nutshell, is “I was here first”. But like I said, the right or...
  • Maniac or Patriot? Chicago Man Arrested for Brandishing Gun over Soda Tax

    04/15/2014 8:27:50 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 15, 2014 | Paul Winters
    Chicago resident Nahshon Shelton was arrested over the weekend for allegedly pulling out a 22-caliber pistol gun and threatening a convenience store clerk and fellow customers in his anger over a 22-cent “sin” tax on the 2-liter Pepsi he was purchasing Saturday afternoon. Chicago police reported that Shelton was adamant that his outburst was justified, as they quoted him as saying “This is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt! Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.” While I do not condone Shelton’s action, I cannot help but empathize with his frustrations. The...
  • The 57 Best Conspiracy Theories I Heard At New Jersey’s 55th Annual UFO Conference

    04/15/2014 7:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 15, 2014 | Katie Heaney
    I went to the New Jersey Paranormal and Consciousness Conference last weekend. Here are the theories I heard, ranked worst to best. 57. The CIA controls the New York Times, the Washington Post, other reputable leading newspapers, and some academics. 56. David Rockefeller put every president from Ford onward into the White House. 55. The Aspen Institute is the “open Bilderberg.” (idk what this means) 54. CERN, the The European Organization for Nuclear Research, has a logo that looks like 666 in a twist. (Not NOT true.) 53. They are trying to recreate the Big Bang. 52. We are placated...
  • Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

    04/15/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2014 - 6:15 pm | Bridget Johnson
    Republicans are protesting the Obama administration’s plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security’s reasoning didn’t mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter in November to DHS about the proposed change, with a March follow-up to Secretary Jeh Johnson after they...
  • FOR MATTINGGEEK question?GEEK Question?

    04/15/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 1 replies
    me | today | ME
    A tech question for source writers. My company is using the latest greatest version of cabnetware (planit). Every upgrade causes compatibility issues when accessing files written under previous versions. More to the point I have told my upper management to download all closed accounts to a portable or standalone drive instead of archiving and delete the previous versions they were designed with. It seems something will over ride commands from the design computer synced with the CNC - bypassing the set parameters- to a template (that exists) but is unincorporated. Randomly picking a "new" parameter. Is it the ghost Of...
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • 9 of the best memes explaining why Cliven Bundy was right and the government was wrong...

    04/15/2014 4:30:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
    You can read what seems to me to be a decently comprehensive look at the whole Bundy Ranch incident at Breitbart here. It's not really all that pro-Bundy and the hard facts don't make him seem too sympathetic.So it's a good thing we have memes to put things in the right perspective.
  • Now remember, the taxes you pay go to a relatively good cause

    04/15/2014 3:16:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm not wrong...all things are relative here.
  • Harry Reid: The stain in the Senate’s briefs

    04/15/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-14 | DrJohn
    Harry Reid is an execrable human being. He is the brown stain in the Senate's undershorts. Reid has always been a jerk, the master of the insult: About George W. Bush: About Clarence Thomas: About DC tourists: About Mitt Romney: about John McCain: To his colleagues in the Senate: Reid once told the NY Times: “I’m just who I am, O.K.?” What he is is a classless POS. Dana Bash of CNN once asked Reid: "But if you can help one child with cancer, why won't you do it?" And Reid answered: "Listen," Reid said. "What -- why would we...
  • Hank Aaron Says GOP Are Like the KKK but with ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’ Instead of Hoods

    04/15/2014 1:32:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Hank Aaron Says Republicans are Like the KKK but with ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’ Instead of Hoods Hank Aaron is a baseball icon. Forty years ago he broke Babe Ruth's all-time homerun record of 714. He ended his career with a total of 755. Barry Bonds surpassed Aaron's record with a total of 762. Since there are claims that Bonds was "juiced," the record is viewed as suspect. When Aaron was getting close to Ruth's record, the racists came out similar to the way they did when Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier in 1945. They wrote nasty...
  • Undocumented immigrant asks to be released from jail for medical procedure

    04/15/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    FOX 10 News/KSAZ ^ | Apr 11, 2014 /Apr 12, 2014 | Jessica Flores
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Ruth Alvarez says breast cancer has been her personal prison; she is now facing the disease behind bars. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested Alvarez-- an undocumented immigrant-- in early April for working with a false identification. She says her arrest comes just a few weeks away from her planned mastectomy scheduled for April 23rd. Alvarez is asking to be release so she can undergo the surgery with her family by her side. "To go through breast cancer is already hard, it's so hard to go through treatments seeing how your whole body, your whole life kinda change,"...
  • Obama Drops a Minimum Wage 'Stink Burger' On Michigan

    04/15/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/13/2014 | Vinnie Vernuccio
    Using catchy sound bites like "give America a raise," President Obama ignores volumes of research showing that his demand to increase the minimum wage will be a jobs killer. Nevertheless, the president came to Michigan last week and campaigned for raising the cost of providing the jobs that millions of young people need to gain entry into the workforce, or that provide supplemental income for many families. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that under the president's plan, 500,000 of these jobs would probably disappear, and possibly as many as 1 million. Vernuccio Last month, more than 500 economists signed...
  • How I became the face of the Boston bombing (Jeff Bauman Boston bombing survivor)

    04/15/2014 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Salon ^ | 14 April 2014 | Jeff Bauman
    Book excerpt from Stronger: The bomb went off at 2:49 on Monday afternoon. Within seconds, the man in the cowboy hat was leaping the barricade guarding the finish line and racing toward the carnage. The second bomb went off when he was half-way across the street, but he kept coming. They all kept coming to help us: police officers, race volunteers, bystanders. The first pictures came out almost immediately thereafter. They were long-shots of the scene: the concussion of the bomb shaking a camera filming the race. The force of the blast knocking down a runner about to cross the...
  • Here's a deep thought on the consequences of having an income tax...

    04/15/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!

    04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 14 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey
    During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, “Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted.” Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, “I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten.” He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, “She...