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  • United States: Climate mov't must stand with Ferguson

    08/31/2014 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Green Left Weekly ^ | September 1, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    US soldiers on the streets of New Orleans after it has devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2004. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed Black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown ― the unarmed Black teenager shot dead by police on August 9 ― his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered the same fear for my own family that pangs many times over a given...
  • China near collapse?

    08/31/2014 8:05:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Propublica.org comment ^ | 27 August, 2014 | BiberWallgoal
    I am a Chinese working as a China analyst at a think tank. It is becoming more and more apparent to many people, that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows it is on its last straw of survival. The party is facing severe and endlessly increasing systematic stress on all fronts: 1. Increasing external oppositions from all other countries in the world including all of China's neighbours. They are forming more and more alliances and becoming more outspoken with rising strengths against China, in addition to increasing anti-China sentiment from people in all other countries. Many countries including Canada...
  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs. It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property. In 2014, the Council voted to remove that authority. The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property. What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • Armed American Radio Thread (8-31-14)

    08/31/2014 4:36:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 5 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 8-31-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Greenfield: The Imaginary Non-Interventionist

    08/31/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 31, 2014 The Imaginary Non-Interventionist Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Ever since Hillary broke with Barack over the virtues of doing stupid stuff, the editorial columnists have been pretending that she has some new and exciting foreign policy. She doesn't. The left has been denouncing her as an interventionist, the second coming of George W. Bush. They just can't explain how Hillary is any more of an interventionist than her old boss who bombed Libya, is bombing Iraq and wanted to bomb Syria. Other places he's bombing include Yemen and Pakistan. And all that...
  • Humor: Obama needs to get more serious about Islamic State opportunities

    08/31/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editors note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, theVery Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great StateofConfusionUtopia. He expressesleftist perceptions of magical realitywith refreshingclarity, for which we thank him. Senator Librulisa founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obamas Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee.He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of green unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation has received substantial Federal grants.We are honored to have...
  • US Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

    08/31/2014 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Joel
    Current administration would rather squeeze U.S. citizens for more revenue Just like the recent rise of business inversions moving business HQ abroad the United States has seen an uptick (up 221%) in Americans renouncing their citizenship. The elephant in the room in both these cases is taxes: both high taxes and burdensome tax compliance in foreign jurisdictions. Instead of facing the problems directly, the Obama Administration has resorted to punitive measures. The shame and blame tactic of calling out businesses who wish to relocate as unpatriotic was undignified. Perhaps realizing that using the same strategy with individuals would...
  • New Panoramic Images Show Area 51's New Mystery Hanger Is Gigantic

    08/31/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 43 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | Aug 30,2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    [snip]So why would the USAF build a hangar tall enough to house a jumbo jet? Maybe they are hedging their investment to accommodate presently unknown future projects, or there is something in the works that has a fairly massive, and very much un-stealthy vertical tail.
  • This is Like Heaven, But Not Good Enough for Progressives

    08/31/2014 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives: Spoiled brats who have no point of reference or baseline to compare to and appreciate their windfall of prosperity My 1977 English teacher who said I would never amount to anything because my English was not British enough, taught me how to type on an old Remington typewriter with each letter attached to a striking metal arm. These armed letters often tangled if I typed too fast. When the school was allowed a few IBM SELECTRIC typewriters, I felt like we had arrived. I could type really fast, 85 words per minute. One of the big shots in the...
  • Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

    08/31/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Caruba
    Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately? There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were some 1,097 low max temperature records broken in the U.S. between August 1 and August 23, meaning that the maximum temperature during that time period was the lowest it...
  • Its A Wonderful Country

    08/31/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Lance Thompson
    United States: Indispensable member of the free nations of the globe In the 1946 Fred Capra film Its a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the part of George Bailey whose life challengeslegal, financial, personalseem so overwhelming that he believes it would be better if hed never been born. An angel named Clarence shows him what a world without George would look like. George realizes that he has affected the world in countless positive ways, and a world without him would be dark, hopeless and cruel. I wonder if the world is currently having an Its a Wonderful Life experience. There...
  • TX:Border Patrol Fires at Armed Citizen

    08/31/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Border Patrol has had strict policies about the firing of weapons for decades. In the most famous recent case, Border patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight in which the Patrolman used less lethal "bean bag" rounds. Border Patrol agents I have talked to have always said that the mere presence of a weapon is not enough to justify shooting at someone. This makes sense, because most people in the United States can legally possess weapons, and because the law is clear on what is required to justify the use of deadly force. The mere...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    08/31/2014 4:11:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a Pilot Program for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

    08/30/2014 11:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Firedoglake ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kevin Gosztola
    The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLGs observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested. As Dennis Black, one of the legal observers arrested, commented, Ferguson is a pilot program of whats to come when communities respond to police brutality. He and others had traveled from Detroit to...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • An Eyewitness Account of Violence in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/30/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jazelle Hunt
    At noon on Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johnson, crossed paths with Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer, Darren Wilson. By 12:04 p.m., Wilson had fatally shot Brown six times. His body was left out for hours as other officers responded to the scene. The next evening, his family and community gathered at the site of his death for a vigil in his honor. After a while, they decided to march down West Florissant Ave. to a QuikTrip gas station/convenience store. After that, the details of what is happening in Ferguson become murky, depending on the source....
  • UT: Scofflaw City Agrees to Follow Gun Law

    08/30/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Utah municipality of Sandy City has agreed to stop violating state law. The city had passed ordinances that were clearly in violation of state law. Nearly all states control what power is granted to cities. State power is granted by the Constitution, and constrained by it, as is federal power. Most states have reserved the power to regulate guns to the state level, so that there will be uniform gun laws throughout the state. Utah is one of the vast majority of states that have a preemption law that does this. The Second Amendment Foundation has been looking...
  • Watch Ted Cruzs FANTASTIC speech at Defending the Dream Summit 2014

    08/30/2014 6:10:46 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 30, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today, hitting four topics he said would be at the forefront between now and the elections in November: Amnesty, Obamacare, National Security, and the Rule of Law. His biggest applause line came when he called for the impeachment of Eric Holder, where he got a big standing ovation. Theres so many good soundbites you might as well watch the whole speech and you can do that below:
  • World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets

    08/30/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 3 replies
    NSS Labs ^ | July, 2014 | Sam Frizell & Massimo Calabresi
    The Internet is a battlefield, the prize is your information, and bugs are the weapons Aaaron Portnoy started his hacking career when he was still in high school, at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science in Worcester, which not coincidentally was the institution he hacked. He did it as follows: Portnoy had a friend call one of the dorms, posing as tech support. The students were more than happy to give him their passwords. Hiding behind those borrowed accounts and routing his approach through proxies in various foreign countries, Portnoy wormed his way into the schools network through a...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity Cleveland 6 September, 2014

    08/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, 6 September, 2014. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. I have not been able to find any definitive information about where the event will be held, how much will be offered for what firearms, or what the starting and ending times are. It appears that the event will only collect handguns. From newsnet5.com: At the handgun buyback event, people can exchange guns for gift cards, no questions asked....
  • The Moral,Constitutional Justifications For Stopping Dead In Its Tracks The Islamization of America

    08/30/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    This is an encouraging paper, because it explains the moral and constitutional justifications to stop the Islamization of our country. We face a grave threat the Muslims are infiltrating our country and taking over. We seem powerless to resist: Our governments wont acknowledge the threat; we are told Muslims have constitutional rights to come here, proselytize everywhere, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square; and our governments are letting them do it. The Muslims seek to replace our Constitution with shariah their totalitarian political, economic, military, social & legal system with...
  • Episodelet 55.1: The gang talks with Shaneen Allen

    08/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-26-14 | WeLikeShootingVideos
    This is a firearms podcast that I listen to. They actually were able to have a short interview with Shaneen Allen -a single Mother who's being railroaded by the New Jersey DA and a judge. WeLikeShooting interview
  • McInerney: The U.S. Is Losing Its Global Status (Video)

    08/30/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | You Tube
    We have never seen leadership like this out of the White house -that I know of- in our history. Theres a difference between civilian rule and authority and their allegiance to the constitution to protect the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and we are getting into that crossover point where the president and the white house is moving into dereliction of duty because we are not at an increased readiness state and we are taking no steps to respond like we should have done in Benghazi and so we are in a very dangerous situation where the...
  • Do Nothing Faculty Lounge Lizards

    08/30/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jim Emerson
    During difficult times the community organizer does what he does best. Retreat to the faculty lounge and hide. The White House is no longer the resident to the head of the executive branch but a faculty lounge. The only thing the do nothing community organizer does when an enemy attacks America or its allies is to run and hide. The only time he shows his face, is when he has to, somewhat like an adjunct professor passing out assignments to the staff and quickly retreat to the faculty lounge. The isolated pretentious intellectuals only friend is the teleprompter. Consider his...
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30% of Its Workforce (6,000 layoffs)

    08/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover....
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - What an Islamophobe Looks Like

    08/29/2014 6:10:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, August 29, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - What an Islamophobe Looks Like Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog If you fear being killed by a Muslim terrorist, you may have come down with Islamophobia. THE VERDICT IS IN In August 2012, James Foley retweeted a link to a CNN story asking Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda? The article concluded that indeed it was. Three months later, Foley had been kidnapped. Two years later, on another August, a former branch of Al Qaeda chopped off his head. A Beheading Ends All Illusions...
  • California Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Practice Medicine

    08/29/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 26 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    California Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach, CA hailed the passage of SB-1159, lifting citizenship requirements to the state's Business and Professions code. The bill first proposed by the California Democrat in February of this year, will allow illegal aliens to obtain all professional licenses, including the practice of medicine. Senator Lara, long tied to Latino activist groups long-cited for racist attitudes and rhetoric against white, black and Asian Americans, celebrated the passage with an announcement on Twitter. The bill is largely a "red pen" measure in which Lara and his allies in Sacramento simply amending current California...
  • The Big Short (Of US Treasuries): No Country Going Long in US Treasuries

    08/29/2014 4:24:43 PM PDT · by MRourke85 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/29/2014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Over the past 3 months, the number of short positions on US Treasuries has grown with virtually no country going long. Australia is taking small long positions in US Treasuries. According to Citis Amitabh Arora: Flow Analysis: Over the last 3 months we have seen good appetite for European Government Bonds (EGBs), net buying of United States Treasuries (USTs), and flat demand for Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs). However, the buying of USTs hasnt been in 10s where the main short is located. Hedge funds are accelerating their buying of EGBs (across the curve) and decreasing their selling of USTs. Real...
  • The tip of the spear gets the shaft. So do all but Islamists.

    08/29/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 29, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Israel is the tip of thespear pointed at those whose "holy" goal is the eradication not only of Israel but of freedom, "non-believers" and apostates everywhere.Israel has been stalledin her quest to remain a free and democratic nation -- she is the only one -- in the otherwise Islamist Middle East. Hamas and associated Islamic jihadists in Gaza have hindered her only slightly. Shecould overcome them in relatively short order were it not forunwanted, hypocritical and harmfulinterference from fantasy-based ideologues such as President Obama and other members of "the international community." The worsthindrances have been due to those in the...
  • 10 essential quotes from a classic 1689 title made for (but forgotten in) the age of Obama

    08/29/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-08-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today is the birthday of a man who left an indelible imprint on American history and the history of the free world more broadly. The Englishman John Locke was born on August 29, 1632. Locke was one of the most heralded Enlightenment thinkers preeminent among classical liberals developing theories on natural rights, property, government, not to mention law and philosophy more broadly that would influence the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Western civilization itself. His intellectual achievements were so great that Thomas Jefferson identified Locke as one of the three greatest men who ever lived, without any...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor

    08/29/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor By Reagan Wilson on August 29, 2014 Charles C Johnson, a freelance journalist who has been covering the Mississippi Senator race better than anyone in the mainstream media, Daily Caller contributor, TheBlaze contributor, National Review contributor, author of Why Coolidge Matters, and the guy who did the research to debunk Everytown for Gun Safetys school shooting map, seems to have information that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, may have been involved in a murder case as a...
  • Waterboarding Hypocrisy?

    08/29/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-29-14 | Wordsmith
    ThehuntforJames Foleys killer: On Sunday, the British ambassador to the United States said Britain was close to identifying Foleys killer. A number of possible identities have been suggested by British media although sources on both sides of the Atlantic have told Reuters that there was little likelihood of the British government naming the suspect imminently. On Thursday, theWashington Post reportedthat Foley and at least 3 other captives are known to have been waterboarded: At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early...
  • THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, TODAYS KKK, HAS ACHIEVED THEIR POLITICAL GRANDFATHERS FONDEST DREAM

    08/29/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Immediately after the Civil War caused the collapse of the plantation system southern Democrats, who had been slave masters, formed the Klu Klux Klan to force their former Black slaves back onto their plantations. By the end of the first one hundred years of their efforts the KKK was well on its way to success. Democrats were fully in charge of the federal government and could do whatever they wished with their new slaves. Today, the Democrats efforts to push Blacks back onto their plantations has reached its maximum level of success and what makes the arrangement even better for...
  • PalestineUnearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future

    08/29/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | David Singer
    The PLO (founded in 1964) and Hamas (founded in 1987) both seek to unravel the decisions made at San Remo in 1920 The cease fire agreement ending hostilities in the Fifty Day War between Israel and Hamas marks yet another milestone attesting to the failure of Jews and Arabs to peacefully resolve their claims to sovereignty and self-determination in the territory once called Palestine. Amazingly - the continuing inability of the parties - and the international communityto reach consensus on identifying when this long running conflict actually commencedensures it will continue to remain unresolved. Emeritus Professor Richard Falkformerly United Nations...
  • Liberal failures and the real lessons of Ferguson

    08/29/2014 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Tom Delay
    We still dont have all the facts about happened in Ferguson, but we can already draw one big lesson Clearly, something tragic happened during the confrontation on the street that day that left a young man dead and a community in chaos. Certainly, our hearts go out to the family and we can all hope that the investigation into what happened will be swift, thorough and fair to all parties. Liberalisms drive for state control Already, of course, the shooting of Michael Brown has sparked a much bigger debate on a range of topics, from the state of civil rights...
  • Putin Storms Ukraine

    08/29/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Vladimir Putin's expansionist urges Yesterday, Ukrainian President Petro O. Poroshenko declared that Russia had invaded his nation. Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian military, confirmed that two armored columns of Russian forces, replete with tanks and armored fighting vehicles, captured the town of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov near the Russian border. Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat in the face of superior fighting power that included Grad missiles launched from Russian territory. Our border servicemen and guardsmen retreated as they did not have heavy equipment, Lysenko said in a statement. NATO released a series of satellite images...
  • The deadly combination of Obama and the UN will indenture civil society

    08/29/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, has anyone noticed how the sound of the chirping crickets has suddenly changed to the snorting of pigs at the trough? With Barack Obama now firmly in place as their ex officio leader, the United Nations pooh-bahs have come up with a surefire way to stick it to the taxpayers of the world, while feathering their nests for all time. Its called making global warming/climate change a health issue at their very next summit in November 2015. Christiana Figueres, the top UN climate official, said upcoming negotiations on an international global warming accord should be viewed as a health...
  • Prosperity-Alarmists to Protest Ted Cruz Summit

    08/29/2014 7:33:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    DallasBlog.com ^ | Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 08:44 PM | Tom McGregor
    Voters seeking to abolish American prosperity, otherwise known as Democrats, plan to demonstrate against economic growth at a Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Tx.) Summit to be held in Dallas on Friday morning.According to a Prosperity-Alarmist press release, "Area retirees with the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (TARA) will be outside the Dallas Omni Hotel protesting the Americans For Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM. TARA members will be joined by members of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)." Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to tout the virtues of American Prosperity at the summit.As...
  • Jeff Sessions: We've Got to Stand Up to Sanctuary States, Cities

    08/29/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    On Mark Levins Thursday radio show, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) discussed the potential of President Barack Obama granting amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal aliens by executive fiat. Sessions argued it would be an abuse of power by the White House and said it was intention to act legislatively against it. The junior Alabama senator was also asked by host Mark Levin about sanctuary cities and states, and particular the state of California in which the states Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hosted Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto and touted his states refusal to adhere to current federal immigration law....
  • Rick Perry Surrounding Himself with Anti-Conservatives

    08/29/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 24 replies
    American Clarion ^ | August 28, 2014 | Bob Ellis
    As Ive said a number of times before, Im not a big fan of Rick Perry, especially for president. Yes, there are worse RINOs out there, but while Perry has done some things right, hes sometimes betrayed conservative principles in ways that have just left me shaking my head. Richard Viguerie at Conservative HQ reports Perry isnt helping conservatives believe in him with his hirings of two enemies of conservatives for his campaign: Henry Barbour and Steve Schmidt. This week conservatives got the message loud and clear that Texas Governor Rick Perry is not one of us. He joined the...
  • TGIF Toonz

    08/29/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Ferguson: a case study in race baiting

    08/29/2014 1:53:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Times of Pakistan ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tammy Swofford
    Not only are there attempts at character assassination of the officer but the character assassination of the complete police department of Ferguson has ensued. Michael Brown steals a fistful of cigars from a convenience store. The surveillance video shows him shoving a man who attempts to block the door. As the man backs away, Mr Brown turns and walks in a threatening manner towards the shopkeeper. Michael Brown is 64 and 300 pounds. Any physical altercation between the robber and merchant is a mismatch of force. The actions of Michael Brown are deemed a strong-arm robbery with the use of...
  • Henry Rollins: American Bigotry Is Alive in Ferguson (Bull**** Bulletin & Hurl Warning)

    08/28/2014 11:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The L.A. Weekly ^ | August 28, 2014 | Henry Rollins
    While most of America gets on with its business, Ferguson, Missouri, burns in archaic flames of exasperating, unresolved anger, for all to see. Once again, the world watches America roil in the mortifying echo of Jim Crow law brutality. Meanwhile, U.S. firepower explodes bodies of ISIS militia thousands of miles away. They and Boko Haram are seen as primitive, extremist scum that should be eradicated. Even the new liberal, socialist pope wants to see the American Shock n Awe Fire Revue focused on ISIS. Yet theres Missouri, showing everyone where Americas at. Missouri has a history of despicable conduct. Abraham...
  • The Enemy of Islam's Enemy

    08/28/2014 10:32:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 8/29/14 | Me
    Theres a reason why Barack Hussein Obama doesnt have a comprehensive and competent strategy against ISIS. Just like Benghazi, hes more concerned about upsetting Muslim sentiment in the world those who could careless about our survival than protecting humanity from the murderous clutches of Islam. If a presidents first instinct isnt to protect American lives, to stop women and children from being butchered in the name of a bloodthirsty cult, then hes exactly what his critics portray him to be: an anti-American, Muslim-sympathizing radical. If the King of Capitulation spent as much time constructing a stern policy against...
  • Senate Democrats are outperforming expectations

    08/28/2014 9:15:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 33 replies
    Princeton Election Consortium ^ | 28 Aug 2014 | Sam Wang
    [Note: this  is a work in progress. I'm basically seeking comment as I develop a November predictive model. Please give your feedback... -Sam]I’ve been asked why the PEC Senate poll snapshot is more favorable to Democrats than forecasts you’ll find elsewhere: NYT’s The Upshot, Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage, ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, and Daily Kos. All of these organizations show a higher probability of a Republican takeover than today’s PEC snapshot, which favors the Democrats with a 70% probability.Today I will show that in most cases, added assumptions (i.e. special sauce) have led the media organizations to different win probabilities –...
  • Utah polygamy ruling You cant just jump off the slippery slope

    08/28/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 28, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    We reported last December on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law: "Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes. The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading legal advocates for gay marriage, Polygamy would have to be permitted. And its coming true in a small step, as a federal court in Utah, while not holding that polygamists were entitled to state-sanctioned...
  • California Schemin' & The Anarchy of Amnesty

    08/28/2014 8:44:29 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 10 replies
    Self | 8/28/14 | Me
    The Governor of California says all illegals are welcome. Congratulations, Jerry Brown, for they were already welcome...long before they were ever illegal! So please, Mr. Governor, if you may, why do we even have immigration laws, a naturalization process, or internationally recognized borders? For the same reason your mansion has doors, locks and a discernible property line? Thats right, dont politicize a simple issue solely to demonize Republicans and conservatives because youre racist victimization agenda obscures the truth. Barack Obama, our own hijacked government, is personally arranging for illegals to enter America without any health or criminal background checks...
  • Putin the Humanitarian Despot

    08/28/2014 7:16:01 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Better than other world leaders, Russia's Vladimir Putin has mastered the language of meaningless intention. In a world where nearly every companies mission statement includes calls to "make the world a better place" and meaningless advocacy groups spend the bulk of their contributions on "spreading awareness," modern civilization has increasingly shown itself willing to disregard results and reward those who display "good intention," without concern for what roads this leads to. For his part, Putin has successfully gambled on western gullibility by endlessly uttering the term "humanitarian" to any number of his despotic maneuvers. While the world watches in disbelief...
  • Pigford Redo Holder To Give Funds From DOJs $16 Billion Bank Of America Settlement To Radicals

    08/28/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 28, 2014 | Sundance
    (Via Judicial Watch) The Department of Justice (DOJ) keeps giving radical leftist groups that support President Obama huge amounts of cash collected from big banks to settle discrimination and mortgage abuse lawsuits filed by the government. Judicial Watch first reported the scheme two years ago when Countrywide Financial Corporation doled out $335 million to settle its discrimination lawsuit with the feds. The money was supposed to be distributed to more than 200,000 minority victims who supposedly were charged higher interest rates and fees than white borrowers based on their race not their credit. Instead, a chunk of the money went...