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  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • The Pending Storm

    09/21/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 20, 2015 | sundance
    It has been building upon itself longer than most can remember. It is an anger that is out there, well beyond the visible boundary. This cannot be seen, it is felt – looming with certainty. It is a cold, watchful and mostly private anger…. …something is more serious about this type. Deeper than hot anger, which attracts the brief attention of the media. This rage needs no further discussion amid those who carry it… It just is. ….The depth of this is far greater than has been seen before. A rage deeper than deliberate and more serious than mere resolve...
  • Honor our service members who used their personal firearms to fight back against terrorist attacker

    08/03/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    War on Guns ^ | August 03, 2015 | David Codrea
    I did.MORE But I don't want to be on any lists! You think owning a gun and frequenting sites like this one hasn't already put you on several? But I don't want to get junk email! Assuming you as a citizen truly don't want to be informed by the White House of what they're up to, just "unsubscribe" if it bugs you. But this will just create another class of "Only Ones"! Not really, when you consider, because of their employment, the service members' rights have been diminished below those of the citizenry. But this won't do any good! If...
  • The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority

    06/13/2015 11:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tom Correa
    The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority Back in 2011, I wrote about the seriousness of the corruption at the United Nations and their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States, U.N. "Small Arms Treaty" Will Disarm Americans.  Well, they are still at it! Besides what is going on around the world where the UN has placed itself, on Jun 10th, 2015, it was reported that United Nations peacekeepers had "transactional sex” with 225 Haitian women in return for UN supplies. Yes, sex for food and medicine, according to a UN's new Office...
  • Texas Police Play “lets make a deal” With The Constitution – Twenty Five Waco “Twin Peaks” Bikers Re

    06/03/2015 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 102 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 3, 2015 | Sundance
    WACO TEXAS – Twenty-five bikers arrested in the May 17 shootout at Twin Peaks have been released from jail since Thursday, when prosecutors and defense attorneys started negotiating the reduction of bonds. Two of those released recently include Sandra “Drama” Lynch, of Mart, and her husband, Mike, a plumber. Sandra Lynch is a well-known advocate for bikers’ rights who reserved the patio for the meeting of a regional bikers’ rights coalition two weeks ago at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. The deadly shootout erupted in the Twin Peaks parking lot about 30 minutes before that meeting was to begin. Also...
  • Jailed U.S. activist deported after renouncing his Egyptian citizenship

    05/31/2015 3:31:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    the Cairo Post ^ | May. 30, 2015 11:19 | none stated
    CAIRO: Dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Sultan, who has been on a hunger strike since January 2014, was deported to the United States, family member Omar Sultan said in his facebook account Saturday. “Mohamed is on his way home after nearly two years in captivity. After extensive efforts, the U.S. government has successfully secured Mohamed’s deportation back home to the U.S., mercifully concluding this dark chapter for Mohamed and our family,” read the statement. According to the Anadolu Turkish news agency, Sultan was deported after he relinquished his Egyptian citizenship; however, the Egyptian Prisons Authority has denied in a statement to...
  • Obama moves to take control of local law enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alex Newman
    March 31, 2015 We suspect many local law enforcement agencies in America are going to seriously regret seeking and accepting Federal dollars over the last few years. Accepting those funds, from whatever source and for whatever purpose, may now subject local agencies to Federal "standards" that will severely restrict local autonomy in policy development and implementation. To understand what may lie ahead of law enforcement one only needs to see what has happened in public education with the usurpation of local autonomy by the U. S. Department of Education. Alex Newman, writing at reports: The Obama administration and its...
  • Militarization of Law Enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:44:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 23, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Militarization of Law Enforcement These are not American Soldiers. They are Police Officers at the Ferguson Missouri protests. On May 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that he was limiting the types of military equipment which can be transferred to police departments. He also announced the implementation of training programs to assure the appropriate use of other items. Because of his announcement, Homeland Security and the military can no longer transfer some weapons, such as grenade launchers, and IED resistant armored personnel carriers, other weaponized vehicles, and bayonets to police departments. Obama stated, "We’ve seen how militarized gear can...
  • Barack Obama’s War On Police

    05/24/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Politically Short ^ | May 20, 2015 | Politically Short
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • Waco shooting: Purple Heart recipient among nine bikers killed

    05/21/2015 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 194 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 21 May 2015 17.24 EDT | Associated Press in Waco
    One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group. An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by the state department of public safety turned up no criminal history in Texas for Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, of New Braunfels. And his son Vincent Ramirez told the San Antonio Express-News that he was not violent.
  • Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • IRS Scandal: I was targeted and I've got proof it was a Democratically-led conspiracy

    05/05/2015 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I was targeted by the IRS in a coordinated attack at the highest levels of government...and we now have the proof. My IRS files, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, clearly implicate the IRS and a Democratic U.S. senator. "An IRS audit that required researching my political views clearly wasn’t a “normal random audit.” I was targeted for my political views. My civil rights were clearly violated." Per Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch: “The Obama IRS obstructed the release of Wayne Root’s tax documents. The abuse of process Judicial Watch and Wayne suffered through to...

    04/17/2015 8:29:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    fix Bayonets ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | DANNY JEFFREY
    I had thought, hoped, that I had finished writing about Benghazi, but alas, that is not meant to be. Daily, new evidence is emerging that validates my earlier theory about what truly occurred there, a theory that I have long hoped was in error as the implications of it are so sordid that it has cost me all of the faith that I once had in the human race. In light of the now emerging evidence I must once again address the issue as there is much that must be understood by all with the courage and intestinal fortitude to...
  • Administration Gave Social Security Numbers to 541,000 Illegal Aliens

    04/16/2015 7:38:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 15, 2015 - 3:07 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Social Security numbers (SSNs) were given to 541,000 illegal aliens, according to Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In a March 12 letter, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) had asked SSA: “How many individuals have applied for SSNs as a result of the June 15, 2012, memorandum issued by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano entitled ‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children'?”
  • Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training

    04/09/2015 8:34:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Twin Cities Daily Planet ^ | April 08, 2015 | Matt Ehling, Public Record Media
    In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises. The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group - a "special forces" component of the U.S. Navy - and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics. Just as they had two years earlier, military personnel had come to the Twin Cities to conduct counter-terrorism training operations in an urban environment. And just as before, those operations commenced with little advance notice to the public.
  • Obama Administration Has Already Handed Out Millions of Illegal Work Permits

    02/24/2015 7:13:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 23, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    A federal court has ruled that the Obama administration’s plan to issue work permits to illegal immigrants is–this is not exactly a surprise–illegal. But the Democrats are undeterred. Today, for the fourth time, they filibustered funding for the Department of Homeland Security, insisting that if Obama’s illegal program isn’t funded, the entire DHS must be shut down. In the meantime, it has come to light that the Obama administration has been handing out illegal work permits for years. The Center for Immigration Studies has received documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that indicate millions of such...
  • The Washington Post’s Persistently Flawed Lens (Egyptian Embassy in DC to WaPo)

    02/04/2015 6:54:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Egyptian Embassy in Washington DC ^ | February 3, 2015 | Mohamed Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States
    The following is a letter to the editor submitted by the (Egyptian) Embassy to the Washington Post regarding their editorial board’s recent commentary.To the Editor, The Post’s January 30 editorial entitled “A bleak anniversary in Egypt” is biased and insensitive, to say the least. Published barely hours after the terrorist attack that needlessly took the lives of over 30 of my countrymen, the editorial board fails to show even the slightest compassion for the plight of the victims’ families. The only mention of the attack was by way of laying the blame for the terrorists’ acts squarely on the Egyptian...
  • Ballot counting in Colorado general election stretches into early morning hours of Wednesday

    11/05/2014 5:36:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    The Denver Channel (ABC - Channel 7) ^ | 3:11 AM, Nov 5, 2014 | Phil Tenser, Deb Stanley
    BOULDER - Denver County election officials are taking a break from counting ballots with about 17 percent of the ballots still to go. Election workers started leaving around 5 a.m. Denver County tweeted that they were taking what they called a "pause for the cause." "We want to get our folks rested so they are sharp upon their return," Denver Elections officials said.
  • YPG Kobanę commander: We are close to victory

    10/17/2014 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Firat News ^ | 17.10.2014 10:30:10 | ANF - KOBANĘ
    Mehmud Berxwedan, the YPG Kobanę General in Command, has said: “After a one-month resistance we have launched a step-by-step advance towards victory. In the last week in particular Kobanę has become a graveyard for ISIS.” YPG Kobanę Commander Mahmut Berxwedan spoke to Ronahi TV. He said that, as watched by the world, Kobanę had resisted for 32 days, adding that they were now close to victory. Berxwedan emphasised that the Kobanę resistance had begun in the villages, where there had been a great resistance from house to house, hamlet to hamlet and from village to village. He added that for...
  • The eyes of the world look to Kobani

    10/12/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | 4:34 AM | By Oudeh Basharat
    The Arabs have appropriated Saladin, the Kurdish leader who defeated the Crusaders; yet while they embrace him they have turned their backs on his grandchildren. Four wolves fight each other all day, but at night they unite in their desire to take a bite out of the Kurdish nation. Each one claims the Kurds as if they were its private property, with slogans of nationalism, history and unity, but at the moment of truth they all turn their backs on them. Less than a month after the 2011 revolution began, Syria granted citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Kurds 50...
  • Kurds tell of battle for Kobani

    10/12/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | Sunday, October 12, 2014 | By RYAN LUCAS
    SURUC, Turkey — The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants backed by snipers and pickups mounted with heavy machine guns began their assault across the dusty fields. Holed up in an industrial area of squat, concrete buildings on Kobani’s eastern edges, the outgunned Kurds could do little to repel the attack, recalled Dalil Boras, one of the defenders during the Oct. 6 assault. The Islamic State group’s firepower proved too much, so the Kurds withdrew through the gray streets to a tree-lined park, ceding a...
  • The Kobani slaughter (Kurds)

    10/12/2014 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/11/2014 22:44 | By JPOST EDITORIAL
    Nations intone “Never again,” but we are watching a human catastrophe happen as Western powers fail to employ their massive resources. It is time for the world to wake up and do something to aid the Kurds in their battle with Islamic State before it is too late.
  • Captured by ISIS and sold into slavery: 15-year-old Yazidi girl tells of her horrific ordeal

    10/12/2014 6:48:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06:38 EST, 12 October 2014 | By Associated Press and Dan Bloom for MailOnline
    Girl, who has been kept anonymous, rocked back and forth as she told story She lived on Iraq's Mount Sinjar with religious sect when Isis militants came They took her to Iraqi city Mosul before marrying her off in Raqqa, Syria She shot her new husband and fled but was recaptured and sold for Ł600 She fed drugs to her new captors then found a man to drive her to Turkey Other witnesses saw regular rapes and girls in captivity as young as five
  • Source: Secret deal could doom 160,000 to ISIS

    10/12/2014 6:04:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A secret decision apparently has been made by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and even Iran to let the strategic Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani on the Turkish-Syrian border fall to ISIS fighters, jeopardizing the lives of some 160,000 Syrian Kurds, WND has been told by a well-placed Middle East expert. In letting Kobani fall to ISIS, the source said, there was agreement “to deal with ISIS later.” The apparent decision aims to diminish the influence of the Kurds in Syria and weaken the prospect of creating a sovereign Kurdistan, which is sought by the Kurds...
  • PRESIDENT Alsisi( charlie rose)

    09/27/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Charlie Rose on You Tube ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
    Interview with President el Sissi's by Charlie Rose. This is President Sissi's first trip to NY since he became president of Egypt. He was there for the UN General Assembly.
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the “diplomatic isolation” that “some countries” – the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey – have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, ”the return of Egypt,” as would be...

    07/08/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Drudge
    YES 72.2% (137,924 votes) NO 12.98% (24,803 votes) NOT NOW 14.82% (28,308 votes) Total Votes: 191,035
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: Cut off at the roots (Egypt)

    06/21/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Ahram ^ | Friday 20 Jun 2014 | Ahmed Eleiba
    The Egyptian government continues concerted attempts to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhood’s sources of funding. In Contrast to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s overtures to Muslim Brotherhood members not involved in violence in the post-30 June 2013 period, the government is continuing to follow through on policies aimed at politically eliminating the Islamist organisation and cutting off its sources of funding. Most recently the Teachers and Pharmacists Syndicates, long time political platforms for the Brotherhood, were sequestrated. Earlier this week the assets of Zad and Seoudi supermarket chains, owned by leading Brotherhood members Khairat Al-Shater and Abdel-Rahman Seoudi, were seized. Though it sometimes...
  • The Right Answer for Egypt (Finally reality)

    05/12/2014 9:39:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    U.S. News ^ | May 7, 2014 | Herbert London
    The U.S. should recognize that Gen. el-Sissi will bring stability and unite the country. Less than a week after al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on jihadists to attack Egyptian security forces and in the wake of a series of bloody assaults in and around Cairo, the Obama administration has finally backed down and permitted Egypt the 10 Apache helicopters it needs to defend itself against a full-blown insurrection in the Sinai. It is a welcome development, but just the first step if Egypt is to be returned to stability.
  • Don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick

    05/02/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | April 19, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Speech made by Mike Vanderboegh on April 19th on the Bundy Ranch. 3 links to the video:
  • Texas Boy Scouts: BLM Eyeing Our Camp (Video)

    04/29/2014 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr. 28, 2014 10:44am | Sara Carter
    WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS--With the focus on the possible loss of property held for generations of ranchland owners in north Texas, others who might also be affected by the BLM’s Red River Land Grab could be overlooked. During a meeting with Texas State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), Breitbart Texas learned that land owned by the Northwest Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America is also reportedly being targeted by the BLM land management study. Boy Scout Council President, Wayne Mansur, sat down with Breitbart Texas to explain what his organization and the young people he serves are facing.
  • FEDS SEIZE FAMILY’S RANCH-Property owners fight government ‘land grab’!!!

    04/19/2014 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 211 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 17, 2014 | TPT Admin
    When Kit Laney answered a knock on his door Saturday, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service handed him a piece of paper announcing his Diamond Bar Ranch in southwest New Mexico would be shut down Wednesday and his 300 head of cattle grazing there would be removed – one way or the other. Other Forest Service officials were busy nailing similar notices on fence posts along the highway and informing neighbors that after Feb. 11, they should not attempt to enter the Diamond Bar property. Laney was not surprised. He knew someday there would be an on-the-ground confrontation...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Did Feds Kill Rancher's Cows, Dig Mass Grave?

    04/16/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-16-2014 | Griff Jenkins
    Cliven's son Ryan Bundy shared video of what he believed to be a mass grave dug by the government. He noted that at least one dead cow could be seen in the 18-by-45 foot area.
  • Neither Erdogan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

    04/15/2014 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15 2014 | Nervana Mahmoud
    Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, has won in TurkeyÂ’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab world are selling to their followers as their own. The relationship between ErdoÄźan and his Arab Islamists is based on mutual exploitation. ErdoÄźan engineers more domestic popularity for himself by harping on the misfortunes of Islamists. At the same time, Arab Islamists market ErdoÄźanÂ’s success as proof of the soundness of their ideology, and use his success as a tool to counter misgivings among their junior cadres and supporters....
  • RED RIVER RUMBLE? BLM Wants to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land!

    04/13/2014 5:55:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 127 replies
    Americas Freedom Fighters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Clark Kent
    The Red River is the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma…or is it? Byers, Texas along the Red River — The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years.The BLM claims that about 90,000 acres (116 miles along the Red River) have never...
  • Chilling Truth: The Siege of the Bundy Ranch Reaches into the White House (agenda 21)

    04/13/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Cliven Bundy, can a cowboy defeat the Marxists? In the end, there is only one reason why the Bundy ranch was besieged. President Obama had to have taken the lead. He knew it was going on and he sanctioned it. Beyond oil, solar, and Chinese Communists with money, lurks Obama’s Agenda. InfoWars has found a smoking gun in the case of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy. A lucrative contract – which will benefit Harry Reid and his son Rory Reid – specifically mentions the need to rid the land of Cliven Bundy. In addition, Natural News pointed out that the BLM...
  • Venezuelan Globovision editor Nairobi Pinto kidnapped

    04/09/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    BBC (Latin America) ^ | 7 April 2014 Last updated at 20:45 ET | none stated
    The assignment editor of the Venezuelan TV news network Globovision has been kidnapped, according to her father. Nairobi Pinto was seized by two masked gunmen at her home in the capital Caracas, her father Luis said. He asked the kidnappers to "see sense" and release his daughter.
  • Caracas chaos: Venezuelan general on the run (Communist Created Chaos)

    04/05/2014 11:47:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 05 Apr 2014 | Philip Sherwell
    Antonio Rivero, a former general who went into hiding in February to avoid arrest for his role in the protests that have rocked the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Moving into Spanish, he apologised for the subterfuge involved in our rendezvous. “These are bad times for our country and we are having to take extraordinary measures,” he said in his first interview since going underground. >snip The general is now a prominent figure in the opposition Popular Will party.
  • Gun advocates credit new concealed carry laws for sharp drop in Chicago murder rate

    04/05/2014 10:51:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Chicago police are reporting that the murder rate for the first quarter of the year is the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years, which gun advocates are attributing to a concealed carry law passed in Illinois last year. The first three months of 2014 have seen the fewest number of homicides since 1958 — six fewer than this time in 2013, and 55 fewer than this time in 2012, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Gun-rights advocates argue that concealed carry laws can reduce crime and keep the population safer. The state began accepting applications for permits in January.
  • Fake CIA agent helped craft sweeping environmental rules while at EPA

    03/20/2014 5:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A former high-ranking EPA staffer convicted of stealing nearly $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy had virtually no experience, got his job with help from a college buddy, and went on to play a key role in sweeping environmental regulations, according to a report Senate Republicans released Wednesday. Those regulations remain in place despite John C. Beale’s lack of environmental expertise, Republican investigators said, adding that they want the Environmental Protection Agency to review the work in which Beale was involved during his 24-year tenure. The report said Beale led an “itinerant life” as a police officer and...
  • 'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

    03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott
    It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities." That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the...
  • Support Denied Obama administration rejects urgent appeal from Egypt to deliver Apache attack

    03/12/2014 7:51:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2014 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo within the past several weeks relayed the Egyptian government’s appeal to send the new Apaches in a cable to the State Department. According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the...
  • Marxist Theory and Communist Reality Come Face to Face in Ukraine

    03/12/2014 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Political QRM ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ann Marie
    A Marxist theorist and Communist realist are head to head in the battle for the once Soviet controlled Ukraine. When this is over, one leader will triumph, another skulk away. The differences between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama and their ability to lead will be more blatantly obvious as this crisis wears on.With Russian troops reportedly in Crimea, Obama has once again and laughingly taken the step of drawing another red line with a warning. As he was with Syria, he’s full of bluster, but no substance. Against Putin, he is a poor adversary; he agrees with Putin theoretically, but...
  • Perry: ‘Time for a Little Rebellion’

    03/08/2014 2:06:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 9:31 AM | Andrew Johnson
    (Texas governor Rick Perry at CPAC) Perry took jabs at targets including New York, California, and the Department of Education, noting that common-sense governance has been absent not only from blue states but from Washington, D.C. “It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. “We don’t have to accept recent history — we just need to change the presidency,” Perry continued. “We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.”
  • Mass. man arrested after recording officer in street

    03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    WPRI TV ^ | March 6, 2014, 6:52 pm | Tim White
    FALL RIVER, MASS. (WPRI) – A Fall River man has been charged with violating the Massachusetts wiretapping statute for recording a police officer talking on his cell phone and cursing while working a street detail. George Thompson, 51, of Fall River, faces one count each of unlawful wiretap and resisting arrest stemming from the Jan. 6 incident.
  • Putin's Real Great Game: Energy Imperialism (Ukraine)

    03/07/2014 6:50:02 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Mar 2014, 4:18 AM PDT | Peter Glover
    Know your enemy is a great axiom of war - and politics. Whatever we may think of Putin's despotic rule, it is hard not to admire his ability to continually run strategic rings around Western leaders. As the West's leaders meet to consider how best to 'influence' Russia to leave the Ukraine, they are resigned to considering economic sanctions as the only real option available. They are wrong. Further, their view is predicated on the belief that Putin genuinely believes in the need to reinstate Ukraine's pro-Russian democratically elected president and protecting the indigenous Russian population. Hence, the public explanation...
  • Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz launches political convention with crowd-pleasing demand(X IRS)

    03/06/2014 12:16:44 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Mail Online ^ | updated: 14:16 EST, 6 March 2014 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz, the rock-ribbed conservative Texas senator who figures to be a factor in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, told thousands of conservatives Thursday morning that the IRS should go the way of the dodo. 'We need to abolish the IRS,' he said, calling instead for a flat income tax rate and a user-friendly tax return that can be filed on a postcard. That verbal gauntlet, thrown as much at a near-century of tax collection as at the Obama administration, was Cruz's biggest applause line.
  • Top 10 Kremlin myths & lies used to justify Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea

    03/06/2014 5:11:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 5, 2014, 4:04 p.m. | Brian Bonner, Ivan Verstyuk
    <p>The Soviet Kremlin was skilled at dishonesty – from Vladimir Lenin’s “a lie told often enough becomes the truth” to Josef Stalin’s denial of Ukraine’s forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachev’s stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.</p>
  • The face of the revolution in Venezuela?

    03/01/2014 9:02:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Tavern Keepers ^ | February 21, 2014 | John
    Genesis Camona was a 22-year-old college student who participated in the protests. She was also a beauty queen, having won the title of Miss Tourism in her home state of Carabobo. According to her uncle, she and her mother were peaceful protestors wanting an end to the 15 years of socialism that have plagued the nation. He stated: ‘There’s no food, no milk, no baby food … It is horrible what is happening in this country,’ Gil said. ‘That’s why she was out at the protest.’ During the demonstrations, she was gunned down by members of armed militias known as...
  • Ukraine pleads for U.S., U.K. help after Russian 'invasion'

    02/28/2014 5:13:20 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 120 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Last updated Friday, Feb. 28 2014, 7:53 AM EST | Mark MacKinnon
    The new Ukrainian government says it has been invaded by Russia, and has appealed for the United States and United Kingdom to protect it, as they guaranteed under a 1994 agreement. The move came after pro-Russian gunmen seized both main airports on the Crimean Peninsula early Friday, a day after other militiamen took control of the regional parliament building. With gunmen in the building and the Russian flag flying from the roof, deputies appointed a new government and passed a motion Thursday calling for a referendum on the future as part of Ukraine.