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  • What women really think of men

    12/12/2014 7:28:22 PM PST · by maddog55 · 33 replies ^ | Published on Sep 16, 2014 | hack supervillain
  • The Origins of Common Core? VANITY

    12/12/2014 6:56:27 PM PST · by maddog55 · 4 replies
    Ma & Pa kettle ^ | Nany Years Ago | Ma & Pa Kettle
    Pretty much sums up Common Core...
  • Will GOP's control of the South play significant role in 2016 races?

    12/08/2014 3:02:33 AM PST · by maddog55 · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 08, 2014 | Unknown
    The defeat Saturday of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu was essentially the final act in the Republican Party’s control this fall of the South -- a transition expected to have a significant impact on the 2016 White House races. The victory by Republican challenger and Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy means that Democrats in January will be left without a single U.S. senator or governor across nine states -- stretching from the Carolinas to Texas. And GOP runoff victories Saturday in two Louisiana House districts ensure the party of at least 246 seats, the largest Republican advantage since the Truman administration...
  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake

    11/26/2014 2:15:49 AM PST · by maddog55 · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 12:13 PM | Mike Theiler/UPI/Landov
    Democrats made a mistake by passing President Barack Obama’s health-care law in 2010 instead of focusing more directly on helping the middle class, third- ranking U.S. Senate Democrat Charles Schumer said today. “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem -- health care reform.” Schumer said Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to...
  • Black Activist Supports Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    11/25/2014 3:03:03 AM PST · by maddog55 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 24 Nov 2014 11:47 PM
    The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a conservative black civil-rights activist and national radio talk show host, said Monday night that he supports the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. The grand jury ruled that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson should not face charges in the shooting death. Peterson called the people rioting and causing chaos in Ferguson "racist black thugs." He released the following statement: "The decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson proves that our justice system works. The outcome shows that justice prevailed despite a concerted effort by rabble rousers, corrupt civil-rights 'leaders,' Attorney...
  • Chuck Hagel: US Needs Game-Changing Military Innovation

    11/16/2014 5:00:14 AM PST · by maddog55 · 38 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 10:40 PM | Unknown
    Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking and creative ideas about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. Hagel announced a "defense innovation initiative" that he likened to historic and successful campaigns during the Cold War to offset military advantages of U.S. adversaries. He described a "game-changing" strategy to sharpen American's military edge in the face of budget impasses on Capitol Hill. "We must change the way...
  • Harvard students sit the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test

    11/12/2014 9:08:18 AM PST · by maddog55 · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 Nov 2014 | David Mccormack
    A group of Harvard students were recently asked by their tutor to sit the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test - a notorious document with confusing questions that was used to stop black citizens from voting. Just 50 years ago, states in the South asked voters who couldn't provide proof of a fifth grade education to pass the test in order to be eligible to cast a ballot. The test was intended to disenfranchise African-Americans, who in order to pass had to correctly answer all 30 questions in 10 minutes. Despite their Ivy League pedigree, none of the students managed to pass...
  • Plants Can Tell When They’re Being Eaten

    10/27/2014 4:24:30 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 67 replies
    Mordrn Farmer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Dan Nosowitz
    Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn't mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least behavior) of plants finds that plants can tell when they're being eaten -- and send out defenses to stop it from happening. We’ve been hearing for decades about the complex intelligence of plants; last year’s excellent New Yorker piece is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the subject. But a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, managed to figure out one new...
  • Elbert Guillory Gives Us A Game-Changer

    10/04/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies ^ | 03 October 2014 | MacAoidh
    By now many of our readers have seen the video Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory released earlier this week indicting Mary Landrieu and the Democrat Party for the terrible effect their policies have had on the black community and the cynicism of Landrieu’s once-every-six-years appeal to blacks in order to maintain her share of their votes. If you haven’t, see it here. The video has been hailed as a potential game-changer. Allen West called it “the most powerful message of the 2014 mid-terms.” Mark Levin said Guillory “obliterates” Landrieu in it. The Washington Examiner says it’s “scathing,” and the Weekly...
  • Judge: IRS Obamacare Rule 'Is Arbitrary, Capricious, and Abuse of Discretion'

    10/03/2014 8:51:26 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02 October 2014 | Craig Bannister
    In his decision, U.S. District Judge Ronald White concluded Tuesday that the IRS rule altering the Obamacare law and providing billions in subsidies is "arbitrary, capricious and abuse of discretion": "The court holds that the IRS rule is arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.706(2)(A), in excess of summary jurisdiction, authority or limitation, or short of statutory right, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 706(2)(C), or otherwise is an invalidation of the ACA [Affordable Care Act], and is hereby vacated. The court's order of vacatur is stayed, however, pending resolution of any...
  • Arkansas Gun Range Is 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    10/01/2014 2:04:41 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Jason Devaney
    The owner of an Arkansas gun range has banned Muslims from visiting her facility. Calling it a "Muslim-free zone," Jan Morgan, the owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Ark., said she will no longer allow Muslims on the premises. "Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" Morgan wrote in a blog post that has since been removed from her website. Several media outlets reported on the post before it was deleted, including The Blaze. Morgan cited...
  • Obama uses coffee cup to salute Marines

    09/24/2014 2:00:30 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Sept | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama returned a formal military salute with a one-handed coffee-cup salute Tuesday, only a few hours after he dispatched the nation’s military on their attack mission into northern Syria. White House aides posted the sloppy salute video on Instagram. The commander in chief offered the coffee-cup salute when he disembarked from his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York, as he made his way to the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Feds: Obama Broke Law with Bergdahl Swap

    08/21/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2014 2:57 PM | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama violated a “clear and unambiguous” law when he released five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday. “[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.” The GAO...
  • Obama: Muslims Built 'The Very Fabric of Our Nation'

    07/29/2014 6:44:51 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 89 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 28 July 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity” and “welcomed their commitment to giving back to their communities.” The International Business Times reports that during Eid, Muslims...
  • WWII hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini dies at 97

    07/03/2014 10:50:46 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 13 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03 July 2014 | Unknown
    An Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. Louis Zamperini was 97. Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses says Zamperini died Wednesday. "Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge," the Zamperini family said in a statement. "He recently faced the greatest challenge of his life with a life-threatening case of pneumonia. After a 40-day long battle...
  • This is the last bullet you’ll ever need — watch and see the technology for yourself

    06/08/2014 4:50:58 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 73 replies
    RARE ^ | 04 June 2014 | Brandon Morse
    The standard for anti-personnel bullets since time immemorial has always been the hollow point. It mushrooms out on impact, giving the bullet a much larger profile and stopping it inside the target. Unlike the full-metal jacket, which is designed to wound, it will more than likely not pass through what you’re aiming at. However, since we started using weapons, humans have never stuck with the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy and the bullet is not exempt. This newest anti-personnel round not only replaces the hollow point bullet, it also makes it look like a sissy. Meet the...
  • Report: Thousands of convicted criminals freed while awaiting deportation proceedings

    05/12/2014 3:31:22 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published May 12, 2014 | Unknown
    The Obama administration released thousands of convicted criminals -- including murderers and those convicted of sexual assault -- while they were awaiting deportation proceedings, according to a new report. The Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based advocacy group, released the statistics on Monday, in its latest bid to draw attention to what analysts with the organization say are lax enforcement practices by the Obama administration. The numbers showed that in 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 36,007 "convicted criminal aliens" while they were waiting for the outcome of their deportation cases. They represented a total of 88,000 convictions. The majority...
  • Reports: Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai

    04/29/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 35 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Updated: Apr 29, 2014 3:28 PM EST | Unknown
  • Is Obama a psychopath?

    04/07/2014 3:00:04 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 06 April 2014 | Gina Loudon
    It is safe to say that most politicians these days could be diagnosed with a range of mental conditions, and many would likely be labeled sociopaths or psychopaths. The terms psychopath and sociopath are often used interchangeably, even by mental health professionals. The symptoms are somewhat consistent between the two: lack of conscience, no moral compass, manipulative, low range of emotions, interpersonally insensitive. The psychopath is deadly. He is well spoken, charismatic, fearless, controlling, socially potent, a habitual liar, calm to a disturbing degree in the face of chaos and cold hearted. He is a master at blaming others. David...
  • A&E spinoffs: Dyke Dynasty, Schmuck Dynasty, Lame Duck...

    02/13/2014 2:26:39 PM PST · by maddog55 · 1 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 1/3/2014, 7:19 pm User avatar | Red Square
    If you feel offended by Duck Dynasty, try this substitute: Dyke Dynasty! Series focuses on a group of outspoken LGBT activists who have achieved fame and fortune by making dyke calls, as well as by devising campaigns of threats and intimidation to foster tolerance and diversity of opinions by making you shut your big fat American pie hole. This one is just like Duck Dynasty, only a lot more progressive: Lame Duck Dynasty! Meet the Obamas, a progressive Washington family running a growing government business out of the White House while pretending to have American values. "If this doesn't...
  • Documents show PETA killed nearly 2,000 shelter animals in 2013

    02/07/2014 2:05:59 AM PST · by maddog55 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail. ^ | 5 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    These numbers come from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), which requires such annual disclosures. In 2013, PETA killed 1,792 cats and dogs, an average of 5 per day. The 1,792 figure represents 82 percent of all animals PETA took into its shelter throughout the year. 'This delusional animal rights group is talking out of both sides of its mouth – on one side preaching animal rights, while on the other signing the death warrant of 82 percent of cats and dogs in its care. Labeling PETA as hypocritical would be the understatement of the year,' said...
  • Obama's high school pot dealer beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover

    01/30/2014 3:11:54 AM PST · by maddog55 · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Thursday, Jan 30 2014 12PM | Richard Alleyne In Honolulu, Hawaii
    President Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the 'good times' was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today. Raymond Boyer, known as 'Gay Ray' to Obama and his marijuana smoking 'Choom Gang', was bludgeoned to death with a hammer seven years after he sold the future president and his friends drugs. His lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a laundry list of reasons for the killing, including that Boyer, a surfer and unemployed chef, constantly put him down, made him...
  • 63% Don't Have Confidence in Obama to Make Right Decisions

    01/27/2014 11:25:00 AM PST · by maddog55 · 34 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1.27.2014 | Unknown
    On the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, a new poll from Washington Post-ABC News shows that fully 63 percent of Americans have either little no confidence Obama will make the right decisions. The public is evenly split on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy, with 49 percent of Americans answering in the affirmative, and 48 percent answering negatively. A bare majority of Americans, 52 percent, feel Obama does not understand the problems of people like them – a shocking downward turn for Obama on an important likeability issue on which he dominated in 2012. A majority...
  • Boeing Surveillance Plane Found Not Effective for Mission

    01/24/2014 10:03:13 AM PST · by maddog55 · 23 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Jan 23, 2014 3:16 PM ET | Tony Capaccio
    A new Boeing Co. (BA) surveillance aircraft deployed to Japan last month isn’t yet effective at hunting submarines or performing reconnaissance over large areas -- two of its main missions, the Pentagon’s weapons tester found. Flaws in the $35 billion program included the plane’s radar performance, sensor integration and data transfer, Michael Gilmore, chief of the Pentagon testing office, wrote in his annual report on major weapons, which has yet to be released. He said the new P-8A Poseidon exhibited “all of the major deficiencies” identified in earlier exercises when subjected to more stressful realistic combat testing from September 2012...
  • Pentagon relaxes rules on religious apparel, facial hair

    01/22/2014 12:35:18 PM PST · by maddog55 · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Fox News
    The Pentagon on Wednesday relaxed its rules governing the religious apparel and facial hair that troops can wear or maintain while in uniform, permitting in some cases tattoos, body piercings and other religious items. The Defense Department issued the changes via a directive Wednesday afternoon. As part of the military's changing approach to making religious accommodations, the new policy will allow service members to sport different kinds of religious garb and hairstyles so long as they don't have an "adverse effect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline." The changes create several new categories, besides...
  • Anti-gun mayor holds 'gay' crush hostage with gun

    01/16/2014 2:23:33 AM PST · by maddog55 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 15 January 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    A Pennsylvania mayor who has pushed for tougher gun-control laws is now going to jail after holding his homosexual crush hostage while armed with a gun. Former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro was sentenced to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Schiliro “had a police car bring a former neighbor – a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted – to his home, made him drink wine, and refused to let him leave for three and a half hours.” Schiliro reportedly threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a...
  • New Scout Group Honors Christian Values

    01/16/2014 2:19:57 AM PST · by maddog55 · 20 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 01:57 PM | Andrea Billups
    A new Christian-focused scouting group formed as an alternative to the Boy Scouts of America has gotten off to a rousing start since its launch on Jan. 1. Trail Life USA has seen an "explosion" of interest, forming more than 500 troops in 44 states, the group's founder John Stemberger, an attorney and president of the Florida Family Policy Council, told Newsmax. Stemberger said a new group for boys was needed after the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow gay members to remain in its ranks. "We see this as more than just a boys' program. We see it...
  • Border-patrol drones being borrowed by other agencies more often than previously known

    01/15/2014 4:44:59 AM PST · by maddog55 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2014 | Craig Whitlock and Craig Timberg
    Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, newly released records show, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police. Customs and Border Protection, which has the largest U.S. drone fleet of its kind outside the Defense Department, flew nearly 700 such surveillance missions on behalf of other agencies from 2010 to 2012, according to flight logs released recently in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil-liberties group. The records show that the border-­patrol drones...
  • Wake up, America

    01/03/2014 3:41:25 PM PST · by maddog55 · 3 replies ^ | Various | Pat Condell
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  • State Dept. whistleblower has email hacked, deleted

    12/30/2013 6:55:26 AM PST · by maddog55 · 43 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 30, 2013 | 3:11am | SA Miller
    WASHINGTON — The personal e-mail account of a State Department whis­tle­­blower was hacked, and four years worth of messages — some detailing alleged wrongdoing at the agency — were deleted, The Post has learned. The computer attack targeted the Gmail account of Diplomatic Security Service criminal investigator Richard Higbie, his lawyer, Cary Schulman, confirmed. “They took all of his e-mails and then they deleted them all,” said Schulman. He said that he could not prove who was responsible for the hack job, but said the attack was “sophisticated” and called the targeting of Higbie “alarming.”
  • The Case That Could Topple Obamacare

    12/19/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by maddog55 · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 17 2013 3:05 PM | Pema Levy
    Obamacare may have its problems, including more bugs than you can find in the cornfields of Nebraska, but its legal worries were meant to end after the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, the heart of the Affordable Care Act. Now, as the technologists charged with making work report progress, lawyers are re-entering the fray. A little-heard of challenge currently making its way through the court system may represent opponents’ last best hope of, as they are fond of saying, driving a stake through the heart of the law. It all started in 2011, when Jonathan H. Adler, a...
  • South Carolina poised to nullify Obamacare

    12/10/2013 4:20:32 PM PST · by maddog55 · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:54 AM 12/09/2013 | Bruce Parker
    (DAILY CALLER) A bill set for fast-track passage in the South Carolina Senate in January aims to eliminate Obamacare in the state. The law could become a model for other states fed up with the federal health-care law. House Bill 3101, titled the “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” passed the state House of Representatives last April by a 65-34 vote. The bill now heads to the GOP-controlled Senate with special-order priority, setting up the likelihood that South Carolina will become the first state to exempt citizens and businesses from all participation in the Affordable Care Act. State...
  • No tailgating at Super Bowl

    12/09/2013 2:09:49 PM PST · by maddog55 · 47 replies
    ESPN ^ | 09 December 2013 | Jane McManus
    SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Forget about setting up those kegs or buffet tables in the parking lot before this season's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. There will be no tailgating, according to the game's committee CEO, Al Kelly. "You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car," Kelly said. "And provided you're in the boundaries of a single parking space, you'll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you're not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you're not going to be able to take out...
  • Amsterdam Has a Deal for Alcoholics: Work Paid in Beer

    12/05/2013 7:09:07 AM PST · by maddog55 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2013 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    AMSTERDAM — After more than a decade out of work because of a back injury and chronic alcoholism, Fred Schiphorst finally landed a job last year and is determined to keep it. He gets up at 5:30 a.m., walks his dog and then puts on a red tie, ready to clean litter from the streets of eastern Amsterdam. “You have to look sharp,” said Mr. Schiphorst, 60, a former construction worker. His workday begins unfailingly at 9 a.m. — with two cans of beer, a down payment on a salary paid mostly in alcohol. He gets two more cans at...
  • Obama Claims He's Among Most Accomplished Presidents Ever

    11/27/2013 2:17:44 PM PST · by maddog55 · 55 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 12:58 PM | Melissa Clyne
    In spite of a record number of Americans receiving food stamps, a 7.3 percent unemployment rate, and an embarrassing launch of his signature healthcare program, President Barack Obama says his administration has been the most productive in history. At a private Democratic fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., Obama touted himself and Democratic leaders for surpassing the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who respectively ended slavery and led the country through the Great Depression and World War II.
  • Presidential Poll: Reagan Best, Obama Worst in Last 100 Years

    11/27/2013 11:47:31 AM PST · by maddog55 · 38 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Rankings released by YouGov/Economist show that Ronald Reagan is viewed as the greatest president of the last 100 years, while Obama is viewed as the "biggest failure." The poll asked respondents "to rate each president [since Theodore Roosevelt] in six categories: great, near great, average, below average, failure, and don't know." Results showed that Reagan bested Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and John F. Kennedy (JFK) in a tight race for the top spot. 32 percent of the respondents categorized Reagan as "great," while 31 percent labeled FDR "great" and 30 percent chose JFK. When it came to ranking presidents viewed...
  • Truckers roar to D.C. with impeachment movement

    09/30/2013 2:24:23 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 29 Sept 2013 | Michael \Karl
    In less than two weeks, thousands of truckers will descend on Washington, D.C., driving their big-rigs and calling for the restoration of a constitutional republic – but now their plan has taken a new twist: Their friends and families will simultaneously join other Americans rallying on overpasses across the nation for Obama’s impeachment. The Truckers’ Ride for the Constitution movement has a new ally in their protest against what organizers say is corruption in government and a trashing of the Constitution. The group is teaming up with Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment to line the routes into Washington with flags during...
  • Truckers to Shutdown America

    09/19/2013 12:35:37 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 46 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 09/19/2013 | Truckers
    The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers! We won't be rolling 11-13!!! (55k+ likes!!
  • Pennsylvania man pays school property tax — all $7,143 of it — in $1 bills

    09/08/2013 5:12:21 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 08, 2013 | Unknown
    An Easton, Pa. man, frustrated over property taxes, visited the local tax office and paid in dollar bills -- all $7,143 of it. One bill at a time. Local news reports identify the man as Robert Fernandes of Forks Township. The scene, posted on YouTube, has generated more than 15,600 views -- in less than a week. In the video, Fernandes carries a duffel bag filled with bundled bills, which he proceeds to stack on a counter. He brings doughnuts, offered to "anyone who is inconvenienced here today." The tax collector tells Fernandes his protest should probably be directed elsewhere,...
  • Beetle Bailey Creator Honored on 90th Birthday

    09/03/2013 1:56:18 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 11 replies
    Myfoxphoenix ^ | 01/Sept 2013 | Unknown
    <p>STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Beetle Bailey was known to be a lazy Army private, but the creator of the popular comic strip is getting accolades from top military brass and others as he celebrates his 90th birthday.</p> <p>Mort Walker is receiving good wishes from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dolly Parton and even Prince Albert II of Monaco.</p>
  • Angel' priest visits Missouri accident scene

    08/08/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 45 replies
    Red Alerts ^ | 11:04 a.m. EDT August 8, 2013 | Unknown
    Emergency workers and community members in eastern Missouri are not sure what to make of a mystery priest who showed up at a critical accident scene Sunday morning and whose prayer seemed to change life-threatening events for the positive. Even odder, the black-garbed priest does not appear in any of the nearly 70 photos of the scene of the accident in which a 19-year-old girl almost died. No one knows the priest and he vanished without a word, said Raymond Reed, fire chief of New London, Mo. "I think it's a miracle," Reed said. "I would say whether it was...
  • Furlough days for DOD civilians cut from 11 to 6

    08/06/2013 11:43:42 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 23 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | August 6, 2013 | Chris Carroll
    WASHINGTON — The number of unpaid furlough days the Defense Department will impose on its civilian workers to save money for military operations will be slashed significantly, defense officials said Tuesday. Lower than expected costs in Afghanistan, belt-tightening at the Pentagon and spending leeway from Congress prompted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reduce furloughs from 11 days to six days. The furloughs, which Hagel earlier said were made necessary by $37 billion in automatic defense cuts under sequestration, are taken at a rate of one day each week and effectively cut civilian salaries by 20 percent during the weeks they’re...
  • Obama Orders Agencies to Recruit Volunteers

    07/22/2013 1:39:38 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 59 replies
    Government Executive ^ | July 19, 2013 | By Eric Katz
    President Obama is calling on federal agencies to use volunteers to accomplish their tasks as part of a larger effort to boost community service throughout the country. The White House issued an executive order Friday -- Expanding National Service through Partnerships to Advance Government Priorities -- to establish a task force charged with improving national service and volunteering. The initiative seeks to align the American people’s commitment to service with the missions of federal agencies. Creating these partnerships will “utilize the American spirit of service to improve lives and communities, expand economic and educational opportunities, enhance agencies' capacity to achieve...
  • Poll: Voters Give Obama Worst Grade Ever on Foreign Policy

    07/11/2013 10:02:49 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 09:48 AM | Melanie Batley
    American voters have handed President Obama his worst grade ever on foreign policy, giving him a negative 52 percent rating in the latest Quinnipiac University poll data released Thursday morning. According to the survey of 2,104 registered voters taken June 28-July 8, only 40 percent of respondents approved of his approach to foreign affairs compared to 52 percent who said they disapproved. The poll also found that 48 percent disapprove of his handling of the Syrian crisis. However, his job approval ratings on domestic and foreign policy issues wasn't quite as bad, with 48 percent giving him a negative mark...
  • Ted Nugent: My Dear Misinformed Brother

    05/20/2013 2:09:24 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 15 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Sunday, 19 May 2013 01:11 AM | Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent's Perspective: Freedom of expression is so beautifully American. Making that our very First Amendment is surely all the proof one needs to know our founding fathers were revolutionary visionaries. In this day and age of terminal apathy and soulless discontent, I adore anyone who is an activist and stands up for what he or she believes. That is exactly how our founders designed this experiment in self government. My loving brother Jeffery is becoming one of those activists, and I salute the great man. Never one to shy away from controversy, my brother wades into it. We were...
  • Sheriff Joe injects new life into Obama eligibility

    05/06/2013 2:15:27 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 05 May 2013 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    A week ago, Democrats quoted late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel in their demand that a challenge to Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president be dismissed. Now, those raising questions about Obama say they are bringing in professional law-enforcement investigators to shed light on the dispute. It comes in a case brought by attorney Larry Klayman in which 2012 Constitution Party presidential nominee Virgil Goode and Alabama Republican Party leader Hugh McInnish are seeking to force Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman to verify that all candidates on the state’s 2012 ballot were eligible to serve. The case, dismissed at a lower...
  • The Saul Alinsky plot to vilify guns

    05/02/2013 2:22:29 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 01 May 2013 | Ted Nugent
    Like the brainwashing jihad running amok among government goons and most of America’s media, our social engineering indoctrination camps (formerly known as the public school system) clearly have it in for guns. This is not surprising since these camps are controlled by the National Education Association, which is the largest contributor to the bigger/more-control government-approved party (formerly known as the Democratic Party). Members of the bigger/more-control government-approved party believe guns are evil things. They believe the GOP is operating a sinister covert plan to funnel guns into inner cities so that minorities can blow holes in each other and thereby...
  • Obamacare Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law

    05/01/2013 1:55:05 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 34 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 20 April 2013 | Sarah PArness
    A new poll finds that many Americans are confused about the health care overhaul legislation commonly called “Obamacare.” The Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a non-partisan study today finding more than 40 percent did not even know the law was in place. “Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to...
  • Russia's Fourth-Gen Fighter Could Be The Best Thing On The Market Read more:

    04/24/2013 1:28:41 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 April 2013 | Robert Johnson
    Of the jets in production that promise to take military fighters deep into the 21st century and beyond, the U.S. F-35, the Chinese J-20, and the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA are at the top of the heap. Unfortunately, there are problems with all three fifth-generation planes and the F-35 in particular is having global buyers back away much faster than it would like. Russia is looking to fill this gap with a known and dependable jet, the Su-35, to which it added cutting edge avionics and amenities for the 21st century. Dewline reports that a pilot who took the...
  • Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are Fat

    03/12/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 74 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance." Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity. “Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today,” the description of the grant reads. “Racial and socioeconomic disparities in the determinants, distribution,...