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  • Lindenhurst family receives racially charged letter in mailbox, told to leave town

    05/24/2015 6:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Christopher Brito
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)LINDENHURST, N.Y. (PIX11)– Suffolk County police are investigating a possible hate crime targeting an African-American family in Lindenhurst. Ronica Copes, a resident of the suburban neighborhood, received a letter saying “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE” and other hateful words on Thursday. Understandably so, she was disappointed at the sight of the hateful letter. “Unbelievable but then it’s not…our daily reality, I’ve just never seen it in this form,” Copes posted on Facebook. The writer of the flyer who says “Lidenhurst is 84 percent white” urges Copes in bold capital letters to “LEAVE AS SOON SHE CAN” because “IT WILL BE BETTER...
  • III Percent Patriots

    05/24/2015 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    3% Patriots ^ | 5/24/15 | 3% Patriots
    Some what of a vanity post as I'm looking for stories, gossip, rumors about an supposed organization refered to as the 3%. The web site linked on this post kinda shares the same sentiment, but it doesn't seem to be the same as the 3% was original described to me. This 3% secret organization was described to me as an unofficial group of Veteran/Active duty, mostly Veterans I suppose. I have no affiliation or interests with the linked blog.
  • Hey, let’s create a national database of gun owners!

    05/24/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s one refrain which the Democrat choir always breaks out whenever they propose new gun restrictions: Oh, we’re not trying to establish some national registry of gun owners. Perish the thought! But when you look under the covers of these various proposals, they all seem to come suspiciously close to doing just that. (Not that we’re suggesting anything here, mind you. Perish the thought.) And yet that same discussion has arisen once again now that Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has resurrected the prospect of “closing loopholes” at gun shows. Funny how that works, eh? (From The Hill) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)...
  • Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

    05/24/2015 3:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/24/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU? In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts. Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame. At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014. As you can imagine, that means that Greek government accounts are just about bone dry. The new Greek government continues to insist that it will never “violate its anti-austerity mandate”, but the screws are tightening. Right now the...
  • Fox News Turns On Mike Huckabee And Tries To Kill His Presidential Campaign

    05/24/2015 2:27:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Fox News has decided that Mike Huckabee should not be the Republican nominee, so Chris Wallace went on the attack against Huckabee’s flat tax plan on Fox News Sunday. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CHRIS WALLACE: You want to abolish the income tax. You want to abolish the IRS and create a fair tax, which as you say is a national sales tax, but critics say the problem with that is that it’s too regressive. The Tax Policy Center said this, that “the average rate for the lowest income group would exceed 33% while the average rate for the top group would fall to...
  • Is There “Collusion” Behind Judge G. Murray Snow’s Prosecution of Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    05/24/2015 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sharon Rondeau
    (May 23, 2015) In a 187-page filing made on Friday, Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and his chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan, asked U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow to recuse himself from a contempt case stemming from a December 2007 lawsuit... As a result of Arpaio and Sheridan’s filing on Friday, Snow canceled status hearings scheduled for May 29 and June 12, although he asked all parties to reserve the remaining June dates, beginning on the 16th, on which the trial is scheduled to resume.
  • The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers

    05/24/2015 11:40:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    OtherWords.org ^ | May 20, 2015 | John Kiriakou
    Jeffrey Sterling learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.By John Kiriakou Jeffrey Sterling recently stood before a judge as his sentence was read. The former CIA officer, the judge declared, would spend 42 months — that’s three and half years — behind bars. The feds had convicted Sterling on nine felony charges, including seven counts of espionage.He didn’t sell secrets to the Russians. He didn’t trade intelligence for personal gain. He made no attempt to disrupt the American way of life.What did he do, then?He reported to the Senate Intelligence Committee...
  • Do Not Underestimate the Islamic State; White House Denies Reality

    05/24/2015 10:41:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/24/15 | Jim Emerson
    This week the world received a wake-up call when the Islamic State seized control of Ramadi and Palmyra in Syria. Obama’s so-called JV team just made military forces abandoned the capital of Iraq’s largest province handing a defeat to team Obama’s strategy to defeat the extremist group. Not stopping to celebrate victory, ISIS forces are heading east to attack retreating Iraqi forces. While Iraq talks about gathering pro-government forces the Islamic State is heading to Fallujah to set up a launching point for Baghdad. The world was shocked when the Islamic State militants captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra....
  • Barack Obama’s War On Police

    05/24/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 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...
  • The Latest in Cleveland: Cafe Patrons Pepper-Sprayed (Not by police, though)

    05/24/2015 7:18:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WSYX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | Sean Rowe
    9:10 a.m. Officials say some protesters angry over the acquittal of a police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor cafes downtown. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says 71 people were arrested Saturday night after a day of mostly peaceful protests turned more aggressive. Williams said Sunday at a news conference with Mayor Frank Jackson that another protester threw a restaurant sign at a patron, striking him in the head. He says bystanders were also accosted in at least one other instance....
  • Why I love 'hate speech'

    05/24/2015 6:55:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Mallory Millett
    I love Pamela Geller. I have known and loved her for years. She is a great American! If only everyone who has the honor of calling himself American could grow courage like hers we would be un-terrorizable as a nation. Pamela gets that we are at war and stands as an example for those of us who have lost our way. Many of you under fifty have been educated by the whackerino indoctrinators crowding reality out of our High Schools and Universities. These liars and fantasists are so busy obliterating, truncating or revising history (when they're not entirely ignoring it),...
  • The Congressional Board of Exchange

    05/24/2015 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans We are living in a political world of the UniParty; it’s sort of like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a historic commodity and – in these modern times – financial derivative exchange based in Chicago. Naturally, the UniParty isn’t quite as obvious as the Chicago floor traders standing in a trading pit, calling out orders, prices, and quantities of particular commodities while dressed in color-coded jackets indicating their function on the trading floor; nor are those in the Senate usually observed gesticulating with complex hand signals to communicate the...
  • Memorial Day 2015

    05/24/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Al Caruba
    On Memorial Day we honor our sons and daughters who gave their lives when their nation called on them We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation and take military action in foreign nations. We honor, too, those who suffered wounds and returned home. We like to think of America as a nation that has gone to...
  • American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum

    05/24/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If millions of dollars partnered with “aggressive social media” can wipe out corruption and bald-faced lies, then Hillary Clinton, who comes with great stores of both, could be America’s next president That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone. It was in point of fact American money raised by the billion dollar resourced Atlantic Philanthropies organization who poured in mega millions to...
  • Candidate Says “Everything Will Be Free When I’m President” [semi-satire]

    05/24/2015 6:34:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Self-described socialist and candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promised voters that “everything will be free when I’m president.” “In a country as rich as ours it is shameful that mere lack of money should block anyone from having all the good things of life,” Sanders said. “No one should be stigmatized by having to grovel to qualify for food stamps or be denied entry into college because they can’t afford it or don’t have good high school grades. Anyone who wants to eat should simply be permitted to take food from a grocery store...
  • Texas Knife Law Reform moving forward

    05/24/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There are two bills in the Texas legislature to reform the State's knife laws.  HB 905 adds knives to the state preemption law for firearms.  This will prevent people from unknowingly becoming criminals for local ordinances that they are unaware of.   The local ordiances are infamous for being selectively enforced. The second bill, HB 3884 decriminalizes arms that are clearly protected under the second amendment, highly desired knives such as Bowie knives, daggers, swords, and spears.  Strange as it may seem, these knives were made illegal to carry during reconstruction in the 1870's, and the law is still on...
  • A Day In The Life of Hillary Clinton

    05/24/2015 4:25:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    I love the RATATAT of the sound of guns in the morning!Think Hillary! Think!Vince said the metal box with the papers were under the rock where we buried the guy.And he said, if we don't go after the box, the box will come after us!Oh! Vince! Why did I do that to you?? Darn! I distinctly remember burying the murder weapon HERE! where the heck is it???
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    05/24/2015 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    LEADERSHIP More at Reaganite Republican
  • SEAL TEAM SIX - EXTORTION 17 "A COVER UP?" [youtube video of Tom Trento: Enemies of the State]

    05/24/2015 2:56:05 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    YouTube video of Tom Trento Iheart radio ^ | May 22, 2015 | Posted by The United West
    Streamed live on May 20, 2015 WOW, watch author Don Brown blow the lid off of the official government report about the tragic shoot down of SEAL TEAM SIX helicopter, Code Name - Extortion 17. On August 6, 2011—three months after members of Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden—Taliban forces took down a United States helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17." The attack killed the Air National Guard crew, seven unidentified members of the Afghan military, and seventeen members of Navy SEAL Team Six—warrior brothers from the same Team that had killed Osama Bin Laden just ninety days prior....
  • Coal-mine companies expect 2,267 layoffs

    05/23/2015 8:35:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch / The Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jonathan Mattise
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow on Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told 439 more Mountain State miners they could be out of work. The announcements continue a grim employment trend for the Appalachian coalfields. On Friday, St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy said it told 1,417 workers at five West Virginia mines that their jobs must be eliminated....
  • The Case For Reparations: 40 Acres and a Mule Would Cost America at Least $6.4 Trillion Today

    05/23/2015 5:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 23, 2015 | David A. Love
    If you were to guess how much the United States owes Black people in economic damages for slavery, how much would it be? In the part of the “I Have A Dream” speech that no one seems to remember, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared: “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” While some people would conclude that no dollar amount can...
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • Analysis ranks best, worst states for military retirees

    05/23/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KRQE-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Brittney Petro
    A newly released analysis ranks “2015’s Best and Worst States for Military Retirees” based on a state’s ability to support retired veterans. WalletHub looked at 20 key factors when determining the rankings. The three major categories in the ranking included economic environment, quality of life and healthcare. However, WalletHub took other factors into consideration as well, such as job opportunities, housing prices, veteran-owned businesses and veteran homelessness. Top 5 States for Military Retirees: 1. Wyoming 2. Montana 3. South Dakota 4. Maine 5. Florida Bottom 5 States for Military Retirees: 51. Indiana 40. Rhode Island 49. District of Columbia 48....
  • North Briton #45

    05/23/2015 2:25:14 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    Medium ^ | May 20, 2015 | Mike Lee
    The forgotten history of the Fourth Amendment, and its relevance for reforming the Patriot Act The authorization for the Patriot Act will soon expire, and elected officials in Washington have been debating whether it should be renewed. There are those who believe this law, which was passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, should be renewed with no changes. Since the last time it was authorized, Americans have learned that certain provisions of this Act were being interpreted by the National Security Agency to give this agency authority to collect bulk metadata on the phone calls of every...
  • EMPOWERED THUGS RULE: Baltimore Shootings Spike 70%, Murder Rate Up 42%

    05/23/2015 2:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 22, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Gee, I wonder why this would happen? Don’t expect this to get better anytime soon. BALTIMORE – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings. “It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.” Rawlings-Blake said the city’s faced spikes in crimes in the past and police have been able to successfully reverse them. She said she’s “confident” police do so will again....
  • Why does race suddenly lose importance in specific incidents?

    05/23/2015 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-23-15 | DrJohn
      The above is a picture of Philip Savopoulos. He was ten years old when he was stabbed and burned. You might remember the Michael Brown shooting. Here's a recap of how the story was handled in the media: NBC NewsMichael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.USA TodayFERGUSON, Mo. — A friend who was walking beside black teenager Michael Brown when he was killed by a white police officer says the unarmed 18-year-old victim was shot "like an animal."Washington PostWhat you need to know about the death of an unarmed black teenager...
  • TX: Credible Rumors on Jihadist Shooting at Free Speech Event

    05/23/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above picture is photo-shopped, and was posted as a clever joke.  The man in the "blue polo shirt" is actually a photo-shopped image of Jerry Miculek, one of the most extraordinary pistol shots of all time.  As Miculek is a gun culture icon, the joke was quickly exposed, but it was highly regarded.  Here is the original wording with the picture:  From ar15.com, page 51:  My sources on the Deep Web came across this pic. It was taken shortly after the shooting. The guy in the blue polo shirt with the crazy leg rig is said to be...
  • Bush Defends Warrantless Government Surveillance [semi-satire]

    05/23/2015 1:09:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    While one GOP presidential candidate filibustered legislation extending the National Security Agency’s (NSA) authority to spy on Americans, another alleges that “there’s not a shred of evidence that this surveillance has violated anyone’s civil liberties.” GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken) spoke for 10 hours on the floor of the Senate contending that NSA’s warrantless violations of privacy are unconstitutional. “The Fourth Amendment was intended to protect us from unreasonable searches,” Rand argued. “It calls for government to obtain a warrant from a judge based on ‘probable cause.’ The gathering of massive amounts of private information without such warrants...
  • 2A Northern Mariana Islands Amended Complaint Filed 22 April, 2015

    05/23/2015 9:48:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The second amendment lawsuit against the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has been amended to include both JAMES C. DELEON GUERRERO, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, and LARRISA LARSON, Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Commonwealth.  The amendment was required by the U.S. District Court in order to include the customs policies of the Commonwealth as part of the lawsuit.   The amendment was filed on the 22 of April, 2015.    The amended complaint may be viewed at michellawyers.com(pdf). The time that it will take to render a decision on...
  • Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency

    05/23/2015 9:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory. In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."
  • Failure to Disclose $26 Million in Bribes an "Oversight" Says CEO [semi-satire]

    05/23/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Recent revelations that the Clinton Foundation neglected to report over $26 million in payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups was characterized as "a mere oversight" by Foundation Chief Executive Officer Donna Shalala. "The Foundation has raised more than $2 billion dollars over the years its been in existence," Shalala pointed out. "The $26 million everyone is hyperventilating over is relative pocket change amounting to barely 1% of the total. It's on a par with a Congressman failing to report a free vacation from a lobbyist or a waiter forgetting to report all his tip income to...
  • Democrats Seeking Pell Grants for Inmates at the Expense of the Law Abiding

    05/23/2015 8:59:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Red Statements ^ | May 23, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    Six democrats are seeking to grant Pell Grants to inmates in prison. They claim that it will make them desirable applicants to companies when they get out of prison. Hey liberals, believe it or not companies aren’t clamoring for graduates of Stu’s University online even if they haven’t knocked off a bank or raped small children. So, why would these cons be employable? Of course, if they were to take computer classes they might stop mugging senior citizens and join the growing identity theft industry. It’s also important to know that there is not an endless pool of money in...
  • Greenfield Classic: The Shawarma Republics are Burning

    05/23/2015 6:20:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 The Shawarma Republics are Burning Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Syria is burning, not because of the Arab Spring or Tyranny or Twitter, or any of the other popular explanations. The fire in Syria is the same firestorm burning in Iraq, in Turkey, in Lebanon and throughout much of the Muslim world. It has nothing to do with human rights or democracy. There is no revolution here. Only the eternal civil war. Most people accept countries with ancient names like Egypt, Jordan and Syria as a given. If they think about it...
  • Moms Demand Action Witness Caught Misleading Texas State Senators During Testimony

    05/23/2015 4:37:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5-22-2015 | Lana Shadwick
    A woman testifying for Moms Demand Action has been called on the carpet for misleading the Texas Senate for implying by omission that the tragic killing of her husband by her son resulted from the use of a firearm. In reality, her son killed his father with a pipe wrench and a knife. The fact that her son owned what she called “an arsenal” had no bearing on the murder. Open Carry Texas (OCT) has produced a short video which contrasts the woman’s testimony at the Capitol with newspaper and television reports about the murder, and her son’s trial.
  • Hillary Defends Benghazi Lies [semi-satire]

    05/23/2015 1:01:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Evidence that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was informed that the assault on the Benghazi Consulate and murder of Ambassador Stevens was a planned terrorist attack before she went public with the misleading cover story of a video protest gone bad failed to dislodge her from defending it. "Sure, we knew within hours of the Ambassador's death that the attack had been planned at least 10 days in advance, but for us to have publicly acknowledged this would have put the country into even greater danger," Clinton maintained. "Remember, this attack occurred just two months ahead of a presidential...
  • Rand Paul holding up surveillance bill, Senate Republicans divided

    05/22/2015 9:01:28 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | May 22, 2015 | Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
    Rand is still standing. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian firebrand and GOP presidential hopeful, isn’t showing any sign he’ll relent and allow speedier votes in the Senate on controversial government surveillance programs, as weary and recess-hungry senators trudged through a rare Friday session with a packed to-do list. Paul said Friday that he hasn’t yet agreed to accelerate procedural votes — currently set for Saturday — on dueling proposals to renew expiring provisions in the PATRIOT Act. He had signaled that he might relent if he secured votes on privacy amendments, but shortly before 10 p.m. he said...
  • TX: Open Carry Passes Senate, with Dutton Amendment, on to Governor Abbott

    05/22/2015 8:40:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Whitmire, D Houston, during his non-filibuster filibuster. I just watched hours of debate in the Texas Senate on Committee Substitute HB 910.  The Senate Committee had removed the Dutton amendment, that stipulated that the police could not stop you for merely exercising your right to carry openly, and ask for a permit or license.    Here is the amendment: CERTAIN INVESTIGATORY STOPS AND INQUIRIES PROHIBITED.   A peace officer may not make an investigatory stop or other temporary detention to inquire as to whether a person possesses a handgun license solely because the person is carrying a partially or wholly...
  • A Narrative Of Convenient Paranoia – Waco Police Claim Threats From Non-Existent Motorcycle Gangs….

    05/22/2015 8:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 22, 2015 | Sundance
    Alternate Headline = Waco Police Now Claim They Are Being Attacked By Clint Eastwood and an Orangutan Named Clyde. (ie. Waco PD Leak Security Bulletin To CNN) ♦ Waco Research Thread 1 – The initial Shooting As Reported ♦ Waco Research Thread 2 – LEO Affidavits Inconsistent With Spokesperson Claims ♦ Waco Research Thread 3 – The Waco Police Narrative Continues To Evolve ♦ Waco Research Thread 4 – CCTV Video Refutes Original 3 Days of Police Claims ♦ Waco Research Thread 5 – Listen to the Waco PD Radio Traffic ♦ Waco Research Thread 6 – 14 Officers Were...
  • Coffee And Cream: The Conversation Starbucks Refused To Serve

    05/22/2015 8:00:57 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 30 replies
    Self | 05/22/15 | Me
    It has long been suspected America is on the downside of history; often a self-inflicted spiral delivered by the hand of incompetence, corruption or irreverence. That being said, I cannot ignore a fundamental truth that is at the very heart of the rhetoric dividing our communities and destroying our nation. The real reason there is such a high degree of cynicism and distrust along racial lines is because of the unpleasant realities people either completely ignore, carefully avoid or foolishly justify. Call them clues or outright statistical proofs; just know they are the symptoms of our country’s impending peril. Despite...
  • Virginia Citizen: Dave Brat Speaks Truth on Immigration

    05/22/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 5/22/15 | Suzanne Ircink
    I am a citizen in Congressman Dave Brat’s District 7, and I am not alone in being extremely proud of him for speaking out on the danger of ISIS and Dave’s seeking to make all citizens aware of the danger of ISIS recruits joining our military. I can scarcely believe that voices have been raised in denial of this threat, when as a Nation we were horrified when one of our own, a Major in the US Army, screamed “Allahu Akbar” and began mowing down his fellow unarmed soldiers, filling the Fort Hood mortuary. Perhaps you have forgotten when Army...
  • $100 billion Saudi built-from-scratch city to be ready by 2035

    05/22/2015 6:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KOMO-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 | Karin Laub
    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project. The business model of an entire city being built by the private sector was so unusual that it required adjustments in the beginning, said Fahd al-Rasheed, the Group CEO of Emaar Economic City (EEC), which is building the King Abdullah Economic City. "Putting that first phase together is the most...
  • Walid Shoebat: The U.S. Will Lose To ISIS

    05/22/2015 4:39:50 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | May 22, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    [Admin Mod: shortened the overly long title and misspelled words: I Can Already Predict, I Can Even Guarantee It 100%, The U.S Will Loose To ISIS] I can already predict, I can even guarantee it 100%, the U.S. will lose to ISIS because the current U.S. Administration and the mess in Syria and Iraq is now proven to be a foresight of fools. I will start in Palmyra, biblical Tadmor, as it is still called today by all Arabs, it was a place where Shiite-Sunni tensions simmered for centuries. It is a mainly Sunni tribal city where a local Sunni...
  • Greenfield: De-Islamization is the Only Way to Fight ISIS

    05/22/2015 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 23 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, May 22, 2015 De-Islamization is the Only Way to Fight ISIS Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama can’t defeat ISIS with soft power, though ISIS could beat him with soft power assuming its Caliph ever decided to agree to sit down at a table with John Kerry without beheading him. Iran has picked up billions in sanctions relief and the right to take over Yemen and raid ships in international waters in the Persian Gulf just for agreeing to listen to Kerry talk for an hour. And that might be a fair exchange. As bad...
  • Open Carry, HB 910 Substitute, in Texas Senate now

    05/22/2015 2:38:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 910, the Texas licensed open carry bill, passed the House by 2/3 margins.  The bill went through the Senate State Affairs Committee, where the Dutton amendment was stripped from it.   Now, being debated on the floor of the full Senate, the debate is whether to put the Dutton amendment back in.   The Dutton amendment specifies that peace officers may not detain open carriers simply to ask if they have a license, but must have probable cause to suspect criminal activity, just like they need for any Terry stop.   The amendment is designed to protect open carriers from police...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • Citizens Say No (NY ICE Rallies Against Obama's Illegal Amnesty)

    05/22/2015 11:09:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 22, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    NY ICE marshaled its forces against DAPA-the President’s most recent illegal executive action-in downtown Manhattan recently. You can watch footage from the event which was uploaded to Vimeo, as well as read an account of the event by Joanna Marzullo, below. 5.19.15 New York, NY. The above videos are raw footage of the other side from NY ICE’s counter demonstration against DAPA. DAPA stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, and is the illegal alien movement’s attempt to gain amnesty by using children.The illegal alien movement seems to think that Americans are willing to throw away our country at the...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/22/2015 10:41:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/22/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Progressive Ideology ‘Dehumanizes The Population’ Anthony Daniels, who uses the pen name, Theodore Dalrymple, says the West is “too weak-willed,” “accepts obvious untruths” and “treats people as objects.” In a 28-minute video interview with The Daily Caller, he says “the intellectual dishonesty of the West is the greatest threat – we can’t say what we really think.” Dalrymple, based on his work in British prisons, is a critic of “determinism” — the dominant progressive theory that minimizes personal responsibility and portrays people as forced, by their circumstances, to behave as they do. This theory, Dalrymple says, “dehumanizes the population.”...
  • What To Get For The Grumpy, Snarling FLOTUS Who Already Has Everything

    05/22/2015 9:23:35 AM PDT · by IChing · 14 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/22/15 | Donald Joy
    Michelle Robinson Obama didn’t have it too bad growing up. And her affirmative action catapult ride to Princeton and Harvard, to prestigious jobs, and to the pinnacle of vast riches and power has been fabulously smooth sailing — that is, compared to the often grim life struggles of the unsung multitudes of downtrodden, creepy-ass crackers across this land (despite all that white privilege everywhere, eh). Still, something’s wrong at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If anyone should be over-brimming with gratitude for assorted blessings afforded to them by our society’s institutions and people,she should. So what’s with her endless racial resentment and...
  • Why compassion for illegal immigration is wrong

    05/22/2015 8:37:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    America is for the Free. The rest of the world already caters to the captives of tyrants Unchecked immigration is destroying our nation by undermining and overrunning the very institution that was built to harbor immigrants through the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution… Don’t call it compassion when the president, elected officials or a candidate takes a stand that illegal immigrants deserve a pass to stay in this country and receive citizenship, let alone resident status. It is approval of America’s demise; an uncontrolled decimation of what the Founders established in the new world expressly to provide free exercise...
  • The Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train

    05/22/2015 8:35:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/15 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    In truth, they came to remember a hope and a dream. And all across the South hundreds of thousands heard that train Why is the proud history of the South being attacked? Did you read about students at a Texas University who want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the campus? A beloved Southern President was laid to rest on Memorial Day. Listen closely, when the wind blows, and you may hear a train whistle from the distance. Many songs have been written about the passenger trains. On Sunday, May 28, 1893, a few days before Memorial Day, a...