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  • It’s official: Obama traded five terrorists for a deserter

    01/27/2015 10:26:54 AM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-27-15 | DrJohn
    It has been concluded that Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter: The Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by Taliban-aligned militants last year in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners, with desertion, according to a former military intelligence officer. Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who now works at the London Center for Policy Research, told Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night that he's learned of the military's decision from two sources. "The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl ... will be charged with desertion," he said. Asked for comment on the claim, Army...
  • This Is The Beginning Of The End For The Euro

    01/27/2015 10:23:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/27/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The long-anticipated collapse of the euro is here. When European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled an open-ended quantitative easing program worth at least 60 billion euros a month on Thursday, stocks soared but the euro plummeted like a rock. It hit an 11 year low of $1.13, and many analysts believe that it is going much, much lower than this. The speed at which the euro has been falling in recent months has been absolutely stunning. Less than a year ago it was hovering near $1.40. But since that time the crippling economic problems in southern Europe have gone...
  • A vital means of reversing foreign oil dependency

    01/27/2015 9:53:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Let’s reverse our dangerous dependency on foreign energy sources, and in-so-doing reduce the unnecessary expenditure in blood and treasure Energy – especially availability and most especially foreign oil dependency – is a huge national concern. In the aggregate, energy is perhaps the greatest of all concerns related to American national security. If we look at foreign oil dependency alone, we see that the U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on energy imports, with much of this energy imported from Middle Eastern nations. Since there is no way to adequately determine – much less direct or demand –...
  • Latest Obama executive order: 12 million acres of ANWR now off limits

    01/27/2015 9:51:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Screw you, Alaska. Obama has simply engaged in yet another assault on this nation's economic vitality About a third of all the jobs in Alaska are connected to oil exploration and development. And the ability to keep the oil industry vibrant in Alaska is very much dependent on the Trans-Alaska pipeline. So you’d think an administration that claims to be about keeping good jobs viable would have an interest in seeing to it that oil continues to flow freely through the pipeline - not only for the sake of Alaska’s economic viability but also for the sake of the nation’s...
  • The Temperature at Which Global Warming Freezes

    01/27/2015 9:48:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    The Warmist does. To see Global Warming while walking through a blizzard, is itself an act of faith The sky over New York City was a falling sheet of white. Trails of footprints, work boots, paw prints, sneakers and bird claws, told their own story of how the residents of city were getting through the blizzard to their daily errands. Shoppers lugged home milk as if cows were going extinct. Miniature snowmen decorated mailboxes and garbage trucks towing orange plows clattered down empty streets. Nowhere in the city was the blizzard more pronounced than in Central Park, designed a century...
  • The Blizzard That Wasn’t

    01/27/2015 9:46:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Alan Caruba
    Over-reaction of meteorologists and politicians Dateline: January 27, 2015 - 3 to 4 AM, New York City and Tri-State area. There was no climate change where I live in a suburb of Newark, N.J. if by “climate change” you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. It’s winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. That’s not “change” by any definition. Listening to WABC radio follow events with callers from around the Tri-State area calling in with far more accurate reports than the meteorologists was an...
  • With all attention on ‘Juno’, they flocked to Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 9:42:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    We now all know why ‘Snow Job & the Seven Meteorologists’ went so far out of their way to frighten people to obsess over the coming biggest blizzard in all of history As 28 million Americans were supposedly taking cover from history’s worst predicted blizzard, what was a buoyant Barack Obama really doing? Proudly leading a ceremony that paid respect to Saudi Arabia’s newly-ensconced King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. With most class chatter on what Canada Free Press (CFP) calls ‘Snow Job & the Seven Meteorologists’, Obama was speaking for all Americans in defending the U.S. government’s absolute willingness...
  • Reid Can’t Read [semi-satire]

    01/27/2015 9:19:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) acknowledged that injuries to his eye sustained in an exercise apparatus mishap last month prevent him from reading. Rather than being an impediment to his legislative performance, though, Reid insists that it will be an asset. “The premise that a lawmaker needs to read the words he is enacting into law is erroneous,” Reid asserted. “Attempting to read the 1000 page bills we are asked to act upon is time consuming and, ultimately, unnecessary. Even when I could read I couldn’t bring myself to wade through the 2000 pages of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Obama’s steno pool always writes what its boss tells them to write

    01/27/2015 8:36:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The self-important Boston Globe ran an editorial that is a microcosm of how the Left manages to be so consistently wrong on so many substantive issues. The piece had to do with the supposed wrongheadedness of Republican House Speaker John Boehner. It seems that according to the Globe, Boehner has committed some kind of treasonous act by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, to address a joint session of Congress without asking permission from their boss President Barack Obama. The writer moans that such an undercutting of Obama’s authority will damage the delicate negotiations Obama is in with the Iranians;...
  • Larson: Black Lives Matter Indeed

    01/27/2015 7:49:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Twin Falls Times-News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Neal Larson
    I sometimes gauge the virtue of a particular public policy by posing a hypothetical question: What if we promoted this policy exclusively within a disadvantaged sector? Secular progressives love assisted suicide. They fawned all over Brittany Maynard’s decision to take her own life last year, declaring the beauty of such a thoughtful, pensive, decision. After all, any decision that requires so much deep thought and garners a large online following must be the right one. So here’s the test. What if we marketed assisted suicide as an option, especially to inner-city blacks? Television commercials and billboards could tout a peaceful...
  • Video: Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion, but …

    01/27/2015 6:28:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Whatever happened to the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban? Last year, the Obama administration traded five high-ranking Taliban commanders to get Bergdahl back, but men in his former unit immediately objected to the trade, accusing Bergdahl of having deserted before his capture. Months later, there still has been no final determination of Bergdahl’s status — at least none made public. Last night, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer told Bill O’Reilly that the Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion, but that the White House — and specifically Ben Rhodes, the national-security adviser/speechwriter to Barack Obama —...
  • Richard Davis, Inventor of Soft Body Armor, at the Shot Show

    01/27/2015 5:32:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Richard Davis, in short sleeves, at the Shot Show, Las Vegas, 2015 At the Shot Show this year, I was working away in the media room.  Media are given a room and special access at the Shot Show, as they are most places.   A guard at the door insures that only the privileged are allowed inside.  (The management also provides free food.)  I was chatting with Destinee of FateofDestinee fame when I got the call.   Richard Davis was at the shot Show and willing to talk!  Richard Davis is legendary to gun culture people born before 1960.   He has...
  • Greenfield: The Temperature at Which Global Warming Freezes

    01/27/2015 5:18:12 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 The Temperature at Which Global Warming Freezes Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The sky over New York City was a falling sheet of white. Trails of footprints, work boots, paw prints, sneakers and bird claws, told their own story of how the residents of city were getting through the blizzard to their daily errands. Shoppers lugged home milk as if cows were going extinct. Miniature snowmen decorated mailboxes and garbage trucks towing orange plows clattered down empty streets. Nowhere in the city was the blizzard more pronounced than in Central Park, designed...
  • Islamic Leader (Pakistani) Threatens World War 3: Charlie Hebdo Its Catalyst

    01/27/2015 1:02:16 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 2 replies
    Adina Kutnicki A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 27, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ASSUREDLY, westerners have to keep their eyes peeled on a multitude of Islamic threats...there is one which receives too little attention, and it is nuclear armed Pakistan.
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 190 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Vanity - Churchill: "Their Finest Hour" and Other Great Speeches

    01/26/2015 6:21:30 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 21 replies
    Self
    The words of this speech have resonated with me since the first time I heard them over a half-century ago. They are most relevant at this crucial time in our History, when all of the manifest Evil of totalitarianism is unleashed upon us. And look at our putative "leaders!" They are nothing more than a cadre of appeasers, Quislings, and apparatchiks! You may well differ with me – I say God bless Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Trey Gowdy and others of their ilk! They stand for America as I have stood and most here have stood! It is indeed time...
  • The dangerous message behind Ted Cruz's Judeo-Christian values

    01/26/2015 4:42:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 27, 2015 Shvat 7, 5775 | Benjy Cannon
    Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently made a splash by agreeing to appear at a glitzy retreat for observant Jews. There, he will likely promote his hawkish foreign policy, but would be wise to avoid another of his favorite topics, the “Judeo-Christian" values which he says make up America's moral foundation. These values belie a dangerous, exclusionary worldview, deeply at odds with the universal American dream Cruz claims they represent. Politico, which described Cruz as “a likely Republican presidential candidate and vocal Pro-Israel hawk,” speculated that this was likely an early effort on Cruz’s part to woo Jewish elites and powerbrokers....
  • But Hey, It’s FREE!

    01/26/2015 3:41:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Jim Yardley
    The last program that passed through Congress to demonstrate their belief that Obama knew better than anyone what the nation needed was nicknamed Obamacare. You can always count on our President, Barack Obama, for some gimmicky giveaway idea that will appeal to the nearly untutored who don’t understand the one simple fact that is never, ever discussed when Obama unveils his latest brainstorm. They never seem to be able to understand the simple idea that NOTHING IS FREE. Ever. Obama has proposed that if you are still breathing, you ought to be able to get an Associate’s Degree from any...
  • “Climate Change” Hypocrites and Their Fossil Fuel Guzzling Jets

    01/26/2015 3:38:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Look environmentally-smug, unsafe, duped behind the wheel of a Smart Car or something running on renewables such as solar, wind, or whatever unaffordable form of energy the “climate change” hucksters develop While the northeast is preparing for Snowmaggedon, 2-3 feet of snow, as if we’ve never had a few feet of snow before, the global warming turned climate change crowd is preparing for the upcoming global climate negotiations in December in Paris. Pharrell Williams tweeted “Let’s unite a billion voices to take #ClimateAction now” urging climate change awareness from his private jet in which he is pictured sitting alone. A...
  • Enormous Hope, Unchanging Vice

    01/26/2015 3:35:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Rob Cunningham
    Let us all seek to embrace, teach and reignite the true miracle of America If one man stands clearly apart from the entire western world, alone in his unwillingness to utter the simple phrase “radical Islamic extremism”, why on earth should Americans expect this same man to utter the simple phrase “personal responsibility” when facing racial issues; those not exclusively in our black communities, but within all American communities? Should we hope this one man who holds such vast political power, in part by fueling racial discord through his measured silence, incendiary comments, nefarious associations and all too frequent use...
  • U.S. Asking Google To Turn Over Their Data Is Against The Fourth Amendment

    01/26/2015 2:45:20 PM PST · by alexmark1917
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    #Google hands data to US Government in #WikiLeaks espionage case https://t.co/ocBQGvL4yl pic.twitter.com/MIxGiOu9si — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 26, 2015 Google hands over WikiLeaks emails, but is the first to exploit Charlie Hebdo and Sony's "the Interview". Why? https://t.co/D2Ir2Yi3Kq — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 25, 2015 'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the group’s spokesman in 2010, said he’s “appalled” that...
  • Tsipras, The Man With A Plan Since Being Elected Greek PM

    01/26/2015 2:37:11 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 4 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    Left-wing victor of Greece's election, Syriza's Alexis Tsipras, says: "Today the Greek people wrote history" http://t.co/OKEjqZ2FKe — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 25, 2015 Who is Alexis Tsipras – Greece's 'Harry Potter' or the man steering the EU towards an iceberg? http://t.co/vD4I4oVntV pic.twitter.com/ne4pj32aER — The Independent (@Independent) January 26, 2015 First act as PM, #Tsipras visits Kaisariani rifle range where Nazis executed 200 Greeks on 1 May 1944 v/@dgatopoulospic.twitter.com/a4CeNgsw66 — Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) January 26, 2015 Syriza’s Tsipras sworn in after Greek government formed with rightwingers New PM takes oath after radical leftists agree to share power with...
  • Obama Disses Alaska

    01/26/2015 12:45:33 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Alan Caruba
    Sen. Murkowski: “I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska.” Fifty million Americans who live in the northeast will experience what is predicted to be a historic blizzard from Monday evening through Tuesday. Cities and towns will virtually or literally close down. People will be told to stay indoors for their safety and to facilitate the crews that will labor to clear the roads of snow. In other words, welcome to Alaska, a place that is plenty cold most of the year and which is no stranger to snow and ice. Alaska, however,...
  • Obama and cognitive dissonance

    01/26/2015 12:21:44 PM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It has been argued that Obama's cognitive dissonance is demonstrated by His dealings with Iran and His other disruptive efforts in the Middle East.  Perhaps the contrary is more accurate. Basis of His foreign policies? An article at Front Page Magazine by Bruce Thorton is titled The Dangers of Obama's cognitive dissonance. It argues that Obama mistakenly believes that Iran and "we" want many of the same things and that He acts on that belief. The heart of this mistake is the belief that whatever their professed beliefs, all peoples everywhere are just like us and want the same things we want. Since...
  • Mixed Feelings About the Backlash Against the Press

    01/26/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-26-15 | Brother Bob
    The news cycle has been dominated by the events in Paris and Charlie Hebdo from last week, but there's another story about backlash against the press that's fallen by the wayside. In late 2012 a small New York Newspaper, The Journal News, decided to publish a map showing local gun owners' home addresses in the wake of the Newtown school shootings. It's natural that a shooting as horrific as Newtown's that anti-gun sentiment would surge, but one would think that news organizations would keep a cooler head before lashing out. The Journal News correctly pointed out that all of the...
  • Renewable Energy Advocate Falsely Claims Industry is not Supported by Taxpayer Dollars

    01/26/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/23/2015 | Tom Gantert
    An advocate of renewable energy claimed in a recent Detroit News op-ed that Michigan does not subsidize "clean energy." Dan Scripps, president of an industry trade association called the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, wrote: “It is important to clear up another point: Michigan does not subsidize renewable energy. Clean energy, including wind and solar, receives no subsidies from the state of Michigan.” The claim is contradicted by several sources. Research from the “North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center” tracks financial "incentives" that promote renewable energy offered by local, state and federal municipalities as well as utilities. According to the...
  • Judge alleges ‘fraud on the court’ by government attorneys in Dobyns case

    01/26/2015 9:59:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 January, 2015 | David Codrea
    Commenting on revelations about Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Department of Justice (DOJ) actions in the case of retired agent Jay Dobyns against his former employer, attorney David Hardy equated them with “a BATF and DOJ Watergate... or worse,” Friday. Noting that actions taken over a civil lawsuit evidently have included concealing evidence, secret threats against witnesses, and surveillance of attorneys and witnesses, the new information lends further credence to Dobyns’ allegations and appears to show government lawyers engaged in a criminal conspiracy. “For people like me, who have sympathized with Dobyns but tried to reserve...
  • New York’s most powerful politician taken away in FBI handcuffs

    01/26/2015 9:05:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/26/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    No words exist to fully describe the abject wickedness which has consumed Albany, NY as it fails in its sworn duty to protect and honor the public trust! “It is a cesspool unworthy of respect or trust and now stands naked in disgrace,” says NY POST editorial writer Michael Goodwin. (1) The “three-men-in-a-room” scenario of Governor, State Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the State House has ruled for decades, often in total disregard of legislators and ordinary constituents. But one man and one man alone in that room ruled New York, both state and city. His fiefdom of pay-to-play,...
  • President Issues Statement Commemorating 42nd Anniversary of Roe vs Wade [semi-satire]

    01/26/2015 8:56:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama hailed the 42nd anniversary of 1973’s Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion at any time for any reason throughout a woman’s pregnancy. “Since 1973 over 50 million unwanted births have been prevented,” Obama pointed out. “That’s 50 million mothers spared the toils and troubles of rearing children they did not want. That’s 50 million individuals spared the indignity of being an unwanted child.” The President also took this anniversary as an opportunity to call for “continued vigilance against those who would have us backtrack on this vital human right.” Two instances of “backtracking” as the President sees it are...
  • The unfair share that government has

    01/26/2015 7:41:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Rolf Yungclas
    Marxist wealth redistribution The President is convinced that he has been elected to make sure everyone gets their “fair share” - paid for by taking it from those he has determined somehow have an unfair share. Of course he doesn’t use the term unfair share, but if someone has been denied their fair share then someone else must have more money than they are supposed to have, in other words, an unfair share. The real unfair share, though, is the wealth appropriated by our corrupt federal government that is so often misused, misplaced and stolen. All this wealth appropriation the...
  • Federal Libs grasping at straws

    01/26/2015 7:37:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Trudeau's Promises: Like the numerous wind turbines sucking wealth from Ontarians’ pockets these promises of easy wealth, like smoke, will dissipate into nothingness Pierre Trudeau’s son has attempted to put the shine back on the Liberal fire engine by holding a two-day retreat in southwestern Ontario, a part of the province that in recent years has lost a spate of manufacturing jobs. The Liberals are hoping to highlight the Harper Conservatives’ poor stewardship of the Canadian economy by focusing on Ontario’s rust belt. Kathleen Wynne replaced McGuinty, and continues to run the Liberal Party/Public Sector Union oligopoly Good luck with...
  • Drone from God-knows-where lands on White House lawn

    01/26/2015 7:35:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Too strange for fiction. At least it didn’t run through the front door of the White House and into the East Room while Secret Service agents figured, no worries, the shrubs will stop it. Because that would never happen. Oh . . . CBS News was one of the first to report it:
  • Obama’s ‘green kiss’ of deceit

    01/26/2015 7:34:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama’s lipstick on a pig remarks are no longer just insults hurled at his closest rivals, but of a kind that exposes the U.S. presidency to open ridicule Careful, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: You are talking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defense ties in hopes of an enduring strategic relationship with a president who speaks from both sides of his mouth. This is the same president who gave his first interview after last week’s State of the Union (SOTU) Address to YouTube star ‘GloZell Green’, whose main claim to fame is a YouTube showing her eating...
  • A Fresh Angle: Taking on 'Big Wind' With Competition

    01/26/2015 7:18:55 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/22/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Cal Peters retired from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in 2013 after being employed as an investigator with the Air Quality Division for 33 years. In 2014, when the state of Ohio enacted significant reforms to its “Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS),” or renewable energy mandate, Peters observed, and to an extent participated, with a unique perspective. Mindful that the Michigan Legislature is preparing to review its RPS this year, Michigan Capitol Confidential interviewed Peters on Jan. 8. The following are excerpts from that interview. Q: You have said that you followed the changes Ohio made regarding its renewable energy...
  • IL: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear 'Assault Weapon' Ban Case

    01/26/2015 5:34:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The 7th Circuit federal court of appeals will hear a case against a local ban on some common rifles, handguns, shotguns, and magazines.  The city of Highland Park, notorious for its anti-second amendment laws, passed an ordinance that requires residents to turn in, modify or remove the banned items from the city.   Ordinance 136(pdf) deals with "Assault Weapons".  The ordinance includes very broad boilerplate language.   Some claim that the ordinance was lifted from the City of Chicago. The definitions are broad and cover most semi-automatic rifles, and a fair number of pistols and shotguns.   Highland Park has a...
  • Euro crisis, banking crisis, debt crisis - 5 yrs rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

    01/26/2015 5:24:20 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    5 years into the euro zone crisis the ECB announces a €1.1 trillion quantitative easing programme to boost economy. Bolder than expected. Draghi Commits ECB to Trillion-Euro Asset-Purchase Plan to Fight Deflation Mario Draghi led the European Central Bank into a new era, committing to a quantitative easing program worth at least 1.1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) to counter the threat of a deflationary spiral. The ECB president shrugged off determined opposition led by German officials with a pledge to buy 60 billion euros every month through September next year in a once-and-for-all push to put more cash into circulation...
  • Republican Cowards Cave On Abortion

    01/26/2015 5:14:10 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 6 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 26, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The new Republican Congress is weak and has almost no unity. What their message or agenda is changes almost daily. You would think though that Republicans could be counted on to defend the rights of the unborn. You would even like to think that Republicans could successfully present a case against infanticide. Unfortunately, the Republicans can’t even get behind a bill that would ban infanticide. House Republicans proposed a bill that would ban the abortion of babies over 20 weeks. Such a ban is popular among the general public. They even allowed for an exception for rape and incest, which...
  • ISIS Maniacs Take Car Bombing to Next Level with 'Suicide Tanker Bomb'

    01/26/2015 3:11:59 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that the Islamic State's blood-soaked establishment/expansion has been been slowed considerably by Kurdish Peshmerga units -along with US/coalition airstrikes- the Kurds are moving into ISIS territory around Mosul (which the Islamists have been turning into a fortress) as ISIS appears to be on the defensive... For a group with so much money, captured equipment, and fanatical fighters, the tactical move to suicide bombings with vehicles this weekend -attempting to slow the Kurdish advance- seems surprisingly desperate. Where did the ISIS artillery go? But it's not just any old Corolla packed with explosives they're using, the Islamists have developed a 'suicide...
  • Trove of Hillary Clinton’s “policy work as first lady” papers set for release

    01/25/2015 8:48:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This announcement actually came out almost a week ago, arriving with little fanfare or notice, given all the other global events which were unfolding. The archivists for the Clinton Library sent notice that they were preparing to release a “huge trove or records” (as Politico put it) relating to Hillary Clinton’s policy work during her time as First Lady in Bill Clinton’s White House. The descriptions here beggar the imagination and probably overshadow the fact that they will just coincidentally be coming out just when Hillary’s expected POTUS run is kicking into high gear. A massive collection of documents related...
  • Tit for tat: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declines meeting with Obama

    01/25/2015 5:25:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/25/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who is visiting the United States this week, has declined to meet with Barack Hussein Obama. Rivlin will be in New York this week to speak at UN Headquarters, for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event. The President’s Residence had informed U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro in early December of Rivlin’s planned visit, and the information was conveyed to the White House.A senior Israeli official said that at first Rivlin did not want to impose himself on Obama, and that he would be happy to go to Washington if invited by the White House. The deputy...
  • The Free Community College Plan is Obama’s G.I. Bill (Wait, he's serious!)

    01/25/2015 4:10:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jonathan Alter
    The president’s plan to make community college free for everyone is the best news for the middle class in a long time. President Obama this month gave the best State of the Union address of his presidency but it was largely written in disappearing ink. Like the vast majority of presidential speeches, little of it lingers. But one proposal in the speech could prove historic. While Obama’s $60 billion plan for two free years of community college is dead-on-arrival in the Republican Congress, it is very much alive in American politics, where progressives now have an aspirational, easy-to-understand issue to...
  • KS:Constitution Carry set to Pass Kansas Senate

    01/25/2015 3:40:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 45 allows those who may legally own a gun to carry it concealed, without a permit.   The bill has 26 co-sponsors.  Only 21 senate votes are needed for passage. The bill changes a number of laws, but the primary effect is to reform the law by removing the requirement to have a concealed carry license in  order to legally carry a handgun concealed.  People in Kansas already have the right to carry handguns openly. From the text of the bill(pdf): (5) possession of a concealed handgun by an individual who islicensed by the attorney general to carry a...
  • American Sniper

    01/25/2015 2:10:11 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 74 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/15 | Obie Usategui
    God bless Chris Kyle for everything he did for us, and God dam you, Michael Moore, for all you stand for Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who has already seen the blockbuster and one of the all-time box-office record holders, American Sniper – Clint Eastwoods’ film adaptation of the life of Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle, released on December 2014. Kyle, is considered to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, while accumulating 160 confirmed kills, out of 255 probably kills. As a matter of record, I would also like to commend Eastwoods’ proactive choice of...
  • Architects Pose With The Original Model of the World Trade Center

    01/25/2015 11:34:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Google Plus ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Everyone should respond thee way they feel. IMHO this may not be the best time to post, discuss what's on your mind. My reaction to seeing it was to just look at it, ponder the terrible, unbelievable irony, tragedy of what the future, fate had in store for all those involved and beyond.
  • ObamaCare Must Go!

    01/25/2015 10:42:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/15 | Alan Caruba
    If the Republican Congress fails to take swift and deliberate action on ObamaCare between now and the 2016 elections, they will have defeated themselves Can anyone remember how awful the U.S. healthcare free market system was that it needed to be replaced by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare? Can’t remember? That’s because it was ranked one of the best of the world and represented 17.9% of the nation’s economy in 2014. That’s down from the 20% it represented in 2009 when ObamaCare was foisted on Americans. One of the best ways to follow the ObamaCare story is...
  • Majority Republicans should ban Obama from allowing partial-birth abortions

    01/25/2015 10:41:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    “If we accept that the mother can kill her own child for convenience, what moral ground is left?” If there is one subject that should not be left for the deceitful ‘debate’ of self-serving, bankrupt-of-morals politicians, it’s protecting the lives of unborn children. Any possible ‘debate’ on abortion came to a loud and grinding halt when technology proved for once and for all that babies are not the convenient so-called ‘fetuses’ that give rise to the selfish “My body, my choice” alibi but thumb-sucking infants, photographed as irrefutable proof in their mother’s wombs. Now comes proof that delaying and diluting...
  • The Uniparty working to own DC

    01/25/2015 10:10:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As Mitt Romney prepares to run a THIRD time for President because Jeb Bush is pre-empting the third timer in big money enclaves controlling the Uniparty’s political machinations, word out of Raleigh, NC is that the Conservatives’ challenge to tan man’s Speaker of the House position may have done more good than our left leaning media would have led us to believe. ”The word from Washington is that our efforts to go after John Boehner have generated a stronger piece of legislation designed to shut down Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty,” says William Gheen, head of Americans for Legal Immigration. (1) With...
  • ID: Video of a Break-in with Machete, self defense

    01/25/2015 9:24:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The dramatic video in the link below shows how flimsy many modern doors are.  Notice that the locks held, and that the attacker kicked his way in.  He did *not* use the machete  to hack his way in.  It was not needed.   The event pictured occurred on February 22, 2014, in Pocatello Idaho The trial has just been concluded. Link to video Notice how quickly the break-in occurs. Ten seconds from the first kick on the screen, to entering the apartment.  The door barely gave enough delay to take cover and make the decision to shoot.    The Supreme Court...
  • President Touts Expansion of Welfare State to Boost “Middle Class” [semi-satire]

    01/25/2015 9:21:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    In his 2015 State-of-the Union address, President Obama lamented the unfairness of a society where only the few do spectacularly well. He proposed to rectify this injustice by expanding government programs that would offer pittances to a broader number of people who comply with specified behaviors. One stark example was the President’s proposal to penalize individuals who set aside money for their own children’s education with higher taxes that would be used to partially fund community college for all. “Why should those who have the means to finance their own children’s college be permitted to do so when the children...
  • The Hillary Campaign Has Un-Officially Taken off Courtesy of the Fourth Estate

    01/25/2015 8:22:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    SarahPac.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    Here, with these two campaign material items, you get the not very subtle indication that the Hillary Clinton Campaign Season is on. I honestly do not believe she's going to win, despite the she-men running against her who couldn't keep things up even if Dole contributes all his E Dysfunction medication he got for the advertising campaign he was on for awhile. My personal belief is that somewhere in the campaign season, one of her wheels will fall off as she speeds towards the nomination. She has too many vulnerabilities, baggage, weaknesses and someone, somewhere will emerge to once again...