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  • Gun rights activists promise tough response to rejection of self-defense initiative (Russia)

    04/15/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies
    A public petition asking to broaden the legislative limits of self-defense has been rejected by the Interior and Justice Ministries, but activists intend to continue the campaign and promise pickets near the government HQ and rallies across the country. The petition entitled “My home is my fortress” has collected over 100,000 signatures of Russian citizens on a dedicated web-site which officially gave it legislative legs. If the draft was passed any action of a citizen inside his or her home against an intruder would be qualified as necessary self-defense, which, in turn, could lead to the withdrawal of murder charges...
  • Venezuela moves swiftly against opposition

    03/21/2014 2:13:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    My Way News ^ | March 20, 2014 | FABIOLA SANCHEZ and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has used the military, legislative and judicial power consolidated during 15 years of socialist rule in a sudden series of blows against opponents who have spent more than a month protesting in the streets, knocking down their barricades and throwing dissident leaders in jail..... [SNIP] Maduro's rivals said they would not be bullied into submission, vowing new marches. Two-time opposition presidential candidate and Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles said through his Twitter account Thursday that Maduro had "thrown gasoline on the fire." "He and only he will be responsible for the situation...
  • Obama Mocks GOP: ‘How Dare You Fix Things?,’ ‘You’re a Tyrant’ Using Executive Action

    03/04/2014 2:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/03/14 | Craig Bannister
    On Friday, Pres. Obama mocked Republicans who complain about his use of executive actions to "fix" Obamacare without involving Congress. **SNIP** "The reason they don't do it, of course, is that we already took the best ideas that are out there about bringing down costs and covering more people. Yes, there have been some disruptions. Yes, we lost that first month out of the gate. And we've worked hard to fix problems that have come up without any cooperation from them; in fact, they've complained when we fix them. They say, how dare you fix the things we were complaining...
  • In Venezuela, it’s the president who changes the channels

    02/22/2014 12:32:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jim Wyss
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro controls the TV remote. A week after he turned off Colombian television station NTN24, he threatened to pull the plug on CNN. “They want to show the world that there’s a civil war in Venezuela,” Maduro told a cheering audience Thursday night. “CNN, get out of Venezuela, enough of your propaganda.” Hours later, four of the broadcaster’s journalists had their press passes revoked. Adding to the confusion of the past two weeks of violent protests in Venezuela is that they’ve taken place amid a broadcast brownout. As local television stations have either...
  • The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms [Team Obamugabe's Totalitarian Hopes]

    02/19/2014 4:41:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/13/14
    <p>First Amendment: The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings?</p> <p>As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren't menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn't supine enough.</p>
  • Twitter Photos Blocked In Venezuela, Users Say

    02/15/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by iontheball · 4 replies
    BuzzFeed World ^ | posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:51pm EST | Rosie Gray, Conz Preti, Michael Rusch
    WASHINGTON — Twitter photos and videos appear to be blocked in Venezuela as the government there attempts to reassert control amid widespread public protests. Three people were reportedly killed this week in massive student demonstrations in the capital Caracas, as protesters react to falling living standards. President Nicolas Maduro has called the protests a “neo-fascist” coup attempt, and sought the arrest of an opposition leader. The Venezuelan government has not commented on, or claimed credit for, the apparent Twitter block.
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Dupes for the Dictatorship

    01/28/2014 5:53:07 AM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 7 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | January 27, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Webster’s defines a dupe as “one who is easily deceived.” But a misperception prevails among most people. They think of dupes as ignorant people only. On the contrary, there are large amounts of intelligent dupes in all societies. Brains are no protection against dupery. In fact, I would classify dupery as one of the deadly sins that curse all men and women no matter what level of class and smarts they possess. Dictatorships depend upon dupery to perpetuate themselves – especially dupery among the intelligentsia. There are, in this writer’s opinion, three forms of dupery afflicting the human race, or...
  • If you like Obama's executive orders, you are going to love 2014

    01/26/2014 8:20:58 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/26/2014 | Rick Moran
    The American system of government has as it's chief executive, a president who is carefully checked by a watchful Congress and a consientious judiciary. Except, when it isn't. Case in point: Our president plans to rule us - not govern us - by using the vast powers of his office and absolute control of the federal bureaucracy to ram his vision of hope and change down our throats. Done without the approval of Congress and with little challenge from the judiciary. Can he get away with it? Watch him:
  • Communism Best for Fighting Global Warming

    01/18/2014 9:12:10 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres opined that communist governments would be better suited to combat global warming than governments trying to operate under democratic principles. “The problem with democracy is that the ignorant masses have too much say in government policies,” Figueres complained. “Take the last 15 years in which there has been no increase in global temperature or the recent arctic type weather in the United States. This has caused many voters to discount the risk of global warming. Under communism, the will of the masses can easily be bypassed so policy can be determined by experts.” The...
  • Obama Secretly Signs No Free Speech Bill

    01/17/2014 3:36:56 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 1/17/14 | Robert Rich
    Long gone may the days be where the people of the United States have the right to express themselves freely under the First Amendment. Obama just signed a bill into law secretly that allows for Secret Service to arrest anyone publicly protesting within their vicinity. The bill turned law, H.R. 347, has passed through congress with little objection from either side, or the American public. This could be on account of lawmakers sneaking it through congress allowing for no real discussion on the matter until after it was passed. The law effectively allows for secret service, or anyone under secret...
  • Ex-NBA player says NKorea game dwarfed by politics

    01/07/2014 10:56:25 AM PST · by mojito · 38 replies
    Yahoo Sports/AP ^ | 1/7/2013 | Eric Talmadge
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader's birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman's own comments. Smith and other former NBA players are scheduled to play with Rodman against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday that organizers say leader Kim Jong Un is expected to attend. Many of the players on Tuesday privately expressed second thoughts about going ahead because of an outpouring of criticism back home in the United...
  • Obama Announces Executive Orders to Limit Gun Ownership – US Veterans Hardest Hit

    01/04/2014 3:50:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 4, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The White House inched forward Friday with two new executive actions aimed at boosting the federal background-check system. The new laws will make it more difficult for “anyone who may pose a danger to themselves or others” to purchase a gun. NewsMax reported: Under the measures announced by the White House, the Justice Department will propose changes to the federal background check system to clarify who under U.S. law is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of mental health problems. The Department of Health and Human Services also will propose a regulation aimed at making it easier for states to...
  • Totalitarianism is back in vogue

    01/04/2014 8:44:09 AM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    One of the most disturbing things about Barack Obama's reign of lawless executive power is that it has people fantasizing about outright totalitarian dictatorship, and not in a faculty-lounge-B.S. kind of way. We've always had to put up with the likes of Thomas Friedman at the New York Times rhapsodizing about the joys of Chinese authoritarianism - provided a duly accredited Democrat gets to be America's temporary dictator, of course - but now we've got Jesse Myerson at Rolling Stone daydreaming about hard-core communism as the solution to America's ills. He's not fooling around, either. He wants the government to...
  • MSNBC: How do we combat 'Duck Dynasty' clan from doing what's legal?

    Because MSNBC long ago stopped being a news channel in favor of becoming visual left-wing talk radio, the "Lean Forward" network continues to make a fool of itself in ways both big (mocking a black infant) and small. On a slow news Friday, MSNBC rising star Thomas Roberts and a guest spit-balled on the air over how to "combat" the Duck Dynasty clan from doing something legal -- like releasing their own line of firearms:
  • NLRB Backs Down on Pro-Union Posters

    01/03/2014 2:03:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Bill McMorris
    The National Labor Relations Board has abandoned the administration’s attempts to force businesses to post pro-union notices in workplaces. Two federal appeals courts struck down an NLRB rule that would have forced employers to put up the signs. The NLRB had until Thursday, Jan. 2, to appeal the cases to the Supreme Court, but quietly allowed the deadline to pass. A NLRB spokesman said the agency was not prepared to comment on the matter. Critics of the posters celebrated the NLRB’s decision. The “unanimous voice of the judiciary has forced the Obama Labor Board to
  • Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free

    01/01/2014 1:08:28 PM PST · by Baynative · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/31/13 | Harry Binswanger
    President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them.
  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Speaker John Boehner’s office ripped John Podesta, the incoming counselor to President Barack Obama, for comments he made to POLITICO, comparing House Republicans to followers of Jim Jones, who murdered five people, including then-Rep. Leo Ryan, before committing mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. “For those who’ve forgotten, a Democratic member of Congress was murdered in Jonestown and a current one, Rep. Jackie Speier, was shot five times during the same incident,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement to reporters. “If this is the attitude of the new White House, it’s hard to see how the president gets...
  • Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

    12/09/2013 7:54:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2013 | Timothy Heritage
    President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia's media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow's image abroad. The move to abolish RIA Novosti and create a news agency to be known as Rossiya Segodnya is the second in two weeks strengthening Putin's hold on the media as he tries to reassert his authority after protests against his rule. Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Putin keeping power and the Kremlin's...
  • Beware an unchecked president (in LA Times!)

    12/08/2013 8:15:43 AM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | DEc 8, 2013 | Jacob S. Hacker and Oona A. Hathaway
    Subtitle: The solution to a dysfunctional Congress is not for Obama to govern the country all by himself. In the face of congressional gridlock, President Obama has started taking more and more matters into his own hands. In recent months, he has announced new gun control measures, put in place limited immigration reform and made fixes to the Affordable Care Act — all without Congress. Many liberals who once worried about presidential overreach have applauded his robust use of presidential power. Yet the president's increasing unilateralism shouldn't be cause for celebration. Bypassing Congress means bypassing democratic checks. It also means...
  • History Casts Doubt Upon Non-Aggression Pact With Iran

    12/05/2013 5:14:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted. The agreement is not like détente-era arms reductions with the Soviets. After all, each superpower in the Cold War had enough nuclear missiles to reduce most of civilization to cinders. One mistake could have ended in Armageddon. In this supposed win-win deal, America does not have to worry about another costly and unpopular preemptive military action to stop proliferation. Iran keeps its nuclear program. It...
  • Carmakers eye a return to Iranian market

    12/01/2013 7:51:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    tribune.com.pk ^ | Published: December 1, 2013
    Industry Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said he wanted “more cooperation with foreign companies,” including French manufacturers Peugeot and Renault, both of which have had a long history of doing business with Iran. Nematzadeh said he hoped for the lifting of sanctions on the car industry “by the end of December.”
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Charlie Rangel: “Drop the charade of democracy” Written by on

    11/25/2013 7:00:46 PM PST · by DBCJR · 26 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | November 25, 2013 | Allen West
    It appears one Democrat member of Congress has decided to drop the mask and reveal who he really is. Unbelievably, Charlie Rangel told NY1 that “President Obama should drop the charade of democracy and rule directly through executive orders.” I mean, why not? After all, Rep. Rangel’s own relationship with following laws is fuzzy at best, given his problems with tax evasion.
  • ‘Catching Fire’ soars and skewers at the same time

    11/22/2013 4:27:13 AM PST · by Truth29 · 86 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ty Burr
    Mission accomplished, and with the sequel, the gloves come off. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a muscular, engrossing, unexpectedly bleak epic of oppression and insurrection, directed with dramatic urgency and a skilled eye by Francis Lawrence (“Constantine,” “I Am Legend”). Set in the fascist future state of Panem, the movie takes pains to show its young mass audience what living under a totalitarian dictatorship might look and feel like. But the sharpest aspects of “Catching Fire” — the parts that sting — play as an allegory for today. Very few people will take in this spectacle of a society...
  • Senate Dems weaken GOP power with major filibuster rule change

    11/21/2013 10:17:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 117 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 21, 2013 • | FoxNews/AP
    Senate Democrats bowled over Republicans on Thursday to win approval for a highly controversial rule change which would limit the GOP's ability to block nominees. Majority Leader Harry Reid, moving quickly following days of speculation, used the so-called "nuclear option" to pass the change. Typically, major changes like this take 67 votes, but he did it with just a simple majority. With Republicans fuming, the change weakens the power of the minority to stall nominations for top positions. Instead of needing 60 votes to break a filibuster, the change means Democrats will now need just 51.
  • American War Veteran, 85, Detained in North Korea

    11/20/2013 1:33:31 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/20/13 | Colleen Curry
    According to the San Jose Mercury News, Newman was traveling with a group out of Beijing on a tour bus through North Korea. On Oct. 26, what was to be Newman's last day in North Korea, he was taken off of a plane set to leave the country and detained by authorities. The United States Department of State refused to confirm the detention, but said the U.S. has updated its travel warning for North Korea, recommending against all travel.
  • Enabling Law approved with 99 votes in its first reading (Venezuela)

    11/16/2013 5:03:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    El Universal ^ | Thursday November 14, 2013 05:28 PM
    Venezuelan legislators approved on Thursday during the regular parliamentary session the first reading of the draft enabling law requested by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on October 8 in an attempt to fight corruption and the so-called economic war. …
  • Venezuela jails 100 'bourgeois' businessmen in crackdown

    11/15/2013 6:11:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2013 | Andrew Cawthorne and Deisy Buitrago
    CARACAS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government has arrested more than 100 "bourgeois" businessmen in a crackdown on alleged price-gouging at hundreds of shops and companies since the weekend, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday. "They are barbaric, these capitalist parasites!" Maduro thundered in the latest of his lengthy daily speeches. "We have more than 100 of the bourgeoisie behind bars at the moment." The successor to the late Hugo Chavez also said his government was preparing a law to limit Venezuelan businesses' profits to between 15 percent and 30 percent. Officials say unscrupulous companies have been hiking prices...
  • North Korea 'publicly executes 80 people'

    11/11/2013 11:10:52 AM PST · by nuconvert · 26 replies
    North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday. -excerpt- In the eastern port of Wonsan, the authorities gathered 10,000 people in a sports stadium to watch the execution of eight people by firing squad, the source quoted one eyewitness as saying.
  • Interior chief Sally Jewell says Obama will go around Congress on national monuments [land grab]

    10/31/2013 1:36:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2013 | Zack Colman
    Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed that President Obama would use executive authority to create more national monuments to protect lands if Congress doesn't pass legislation to do so. "If Congress doesn't step up to act," Jewell said during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, "then the president will take action." Obama has used the more than century-old Antiquities Act to establish national monuments nine times, with six coming in the last year. The administration has said it would use the law only if local communities can demonstrate there is significant support for such action. Those...
  • A Roman puppet senate revived?

    10/25/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT · by mdmathis6 · 25 replies
    October 25,2013 | self vanity
    I think I’m starting to understand something I hadn’t realized about the senate and Obamacare.
  • MSNBC Host: The Constitution is Flawed, So Obama & Democrats Need Absolute Power

    10/13/2013 6:09:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    IJ Review ^ | October 12, 2013 | Kyle Becker
    It was only a matter of time before the clash of ideologies between Constitutional conservatives and statist progressives manifested itself in a call for a ‘benevolent dictator’ to resolve the differences in authoritarian fashion. The hyper-educated Chris Hayes of MSNBC echoed such calls, which have occurred under the Obama administration before in various guises. Hayes appeals to “astute” analysts of American politics at The Washington Post, Slate, and New York magazine, and spoke with one of them — Jonathan Chait.Hayes says that there is a “growing consensus” that the nation’s law of the land is “fatally flawed,” and therefore we...
  • Venezuela president seeks power to rule by decree

    10/08/2013 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2013 6:10 PM EDT
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has asked Congress to give him special decree-making powers that he says he needs to fight corruption and economic sabotage. The opposition says Maduro is simply following the playbook of his late mentor, Hugo Chávez. …
  • Why Is This Not a National Tragedy? A troubled young mother is shot dead and our ruling class...

    10/07/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 206 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.7.13 | ESTHER GOLDBERG
    A troubled young mother is shot dead and our ruling class applauds. An unarmed 34-year-old woman suffering from postpartum depression is surrounded by the authorities while sitting in her car, and gunned down in cold blood. She is blocked in. She cannot move. And yet she is killed by heavily armed security officers. Her one-year old child witnesses this from the back seat. Why is this not a national tragedy? Miriam Carey was a young African-American woman who wanted to better herself. She went to college and graduated with a BA degree in health and nutrition science. She became a...
  • Obama: “I Won’t Violate The Constitution, Unless You Make Me…” (usurp power from congress)

    10/05/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 10.5.13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Political bridge-building is usually considered a good thing, but when the “bridge” you are building is the abridgement of the separation of powers, not so much. More Obama Domestic Abuse: Now Look What You Made Me Do… on tap. In an alarming development, word comes from Mark Levin and others in Congress that the President is prepping to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally. You know — usurping the power of the purse granted solely to Congress. That ladies and gentlemen, is impeachment worthy. Mark Levin gets it and America better pay attention: OBAMA: “An economic shutdown, that results from Default,...
  • Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown (Updated @ #27 and #41)

    10/04/2013 9:29:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The Pisgah Inn, a private hotel that holds a concession on the Blue Ridge Parkway, has become a national sensation as it defies "intimidation" and a National Park Service order to close its doors. After a tumultuous few days, inn owner Bruce O'Connell told The Washington Times on Friday morning that he had just reopened his doors for customers, despite the park service telling him he had to shut down. He says he's essentially private property, on a road that's still open, and uses no government personnel, so he sees no reason to quit operating
  • ‘Dictatorship 101: Beck’s Chilling Break-Down of What Parent Arrested After Questioning Common Core

    09/24/2013 12:28:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/24/13 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck told his audience on Monday that the arrest of a Maryland father who was asking questions about Common Core is frightening evidence of the country moving further along the path that he says goes from “nudge,” to “shove,” to “shoot.” For those unfamiliar with the terms, Beck explained that “it’s how every Marxist utopian dream begins.” “You start simple, with just a little ‘nudge,’” he said. “It’s Cash for Clunkers. It is trying to figure out a way to make energy prices ‘necessarily skyrocket,’ to nudge you into hybrids.”
  • Incremental Steps to Dictatorship

    09/22/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    Crossroad.to ^ | NA | Teresa Morris
    "Giving leaders enough power to create ‘social justice' is giving them enough power to destroy all justice, all freedom, and all human dignity." Thomas Sowell "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse." Edmund Burke) "If you by any means forget the Lord your God and follow other gods... you shall surely perish." Deuteronomy 8:19 History shows us that as free nations become complacent, they become vulnerable to manipulation. Most dictatorships rise gradually -- a step at a time. Smooth talking politicians make each incremental step...
  • CNN Exposed-Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle[govt manipulates media]

    08/25/2013 5:09:50 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 16 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | sundance
  • FORCED HOME INSPECTIONS ARE COMING WITH OBAMACARE

    08/17/2013 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 104 replies
    LibertyNews ^ | August 16, 2013 | Eric Odom
    There is a new piece, however, that doesn’t get discussed much at all. Forced home inspections. Thanks to a South Carolina state bill that passed the house but failed in the Senate we learn of something very, very ugly coming packaged with Obamacare. As Ben Swann reports: “Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below: Families where mom is not yet 21....
  • Obama forges ahead with green energy agenda despite congressional opposition

    08/17/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 17, 2013 | Doug McKelway
    Marc Morano, a global warming skeptic and publisher of the website ClimateDepot.com, applauds the administration's strategy, if not its purpose. "The Obama administration is being strategically brilliant by doing this behind the scenes," he says. "They're going to achieve everything that cap and trade, and UN treaties and even a carbon tax would achieve through the invisibility of federal regulations. " A day after Lamberth's ruling, two lawmakers, Rep. Daryl Issa (R-Ca.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wrote Jackson, demanding all of her personal emails over the last four years that relate to her official duties. They are concerned the...
  • Hollywood: Swastika and Sickle

    08/13/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This Fall, Harvard University Press will release The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler, by the 35-year-old historian Ben Urwand. Alexander Kafka previewed the book in The Chronicle Review. “Urwand found that Nazi officials considered some American films ideologically useful—among them Gabriel Over the White House (1933), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), Our Daily Bread (1934), and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)—and that the studios expressly marketed certain titles in that vein,” Kafka writes. “ For instance, Gabriel Over the White House, an American fascist fantasia about a fed-up, divinely inspired president dissolving a chaotic Congress and whipping the...
  • Obituary?

    08/09/2013 3:37:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    E-mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | Unknown
    Excerpt (source - email) OBITUARY? In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy...
  • Sen. Edward Markey calls for FCC to intervene in CBS, TWC dispute

    08/06/2013 7:38:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | Ryan Faughnder
    Customers have been calling on Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. to resolve their ongoing carriage dispute that has resulted in channels going dark in several markets including Los Angeles and New York. Now politicians are demanding an end to the blackout. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who recently won John F. Kerry's Senate seat, on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to step in and restart negotiations.
  • Happy Birthday Mr. President

    08/04/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT · by garjog · 36 replies
    White House Blog ^ | August 04, 2013 | Courtney Corbisiero
    President Obama celebrates his 52nd birthday today! To honor the momentous day, the President signed an executive order granting all of his supporters free ice-cream!
  • Daniel Henninger: Obama's Creeping Authoritarianism

    08/02/2013 10:04:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 31, 2013 | Daniel Henninger
    Please don't complain later that you didn't see it coming. As always, Mr. Obama states publicly what his intentions are. He is doing that now. Toward the end of his speech last week in Jacksonville, Fla., he said: "So where I can act on my own, I'm going to act on my own. I won't wait for Congress." (Applause.) The July 24 speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., has at least four references to his intent to act on his own authority, as he interprets it: "That means whatever executive authority I have to help the middle class, I'll...
  • After Zimmerman trial verdict, how do Americans counter State-sponsored acts of domestic terrorism?!

    07/24/2013 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Man_Wolf64
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 7/15/13 | Chad Miller
    With only 69 days until the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges open for enrollment, Obama administration officials face major logistical and structural challenges. This two-part blog series details some of the major issues with ACA implementation. This post, Part I of the series, highlights various logistical problems, while Part II will focus more specifically on fraud and consumer privacy-related concerns. Delayed Enforcement of the Employer Mandate The Obama Administration acknowledged July 3rd the necessity to delay a major component of the ACA, the “employer mandate,” until 2015. The provision requires employers with more than 50 workers to provide their employees...
  • After re-election, Obama asked aides how to govern without Congress

    07/17/2013 6:09:52 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 75 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | JULY 17, 2013 | BY CHARLIE SPIERING
    Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that after President Obama won re-election, he tried to find out ways of pushing his second term agenda without the Republican-led Congress. “Guys, I don’t want politics to be a limit of what you recommend to me,” Obama told senior aides David Plouffe, Lew, Dan Pfeiffer and Pete Rouse a couple of weeks after his reelection, according to a White House aide with direct knowledge of the meeting. “Let’s come up with an agenda, then let’s figure it out from there as best we can,” he said, prodding them to adopt a more muscular approach to...