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  • Scrooge Was A Liberal, Studies Show

    12/22/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/22/2014 | John Merline
    Just about every year at this time, "A Christmas Carol' shows up somewhere on TV, as do headlines about how one Republican or another is the modern equivalent of the tale's greedy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. "The GOP's sad Scrooge agenda." "GOP Protecting Ebenezer Scrooge." "Maher Likens Republicans to Ebenezer Scrooge." "Republicans play the role of the stingy Scrooge." You have to wonder if these folks have actually read "A Christmas Carol" or spent any time pondering what Scrooge actually says and does. Because if you do, you come to realize that Scrooge more closely resembles a modern liberal than a...
  • Using the Law to Stop the IRS

    12/22/2014 3:54:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | John Ransom
    I was intrigued by an article posted by Dan Mitchell from Cato here over the weekend that in part said that how Republicans treat reform at the Joint Committee on Taxation (and the CBO) as a kind of an IQ test. As Mitchell notes “when JCT does revenue estimates, the bureaucrats grease the skids for anti-growth tax policy by overstating revenue losses from lower tax rates and overstating revenue gains from higher tax rates.”And indeed they do. In fact, both the CBO and the JTC act as giant Ways and Means committees for higher taxes and bigger government. But that’s...
  • How Many More Dead Police Officers Will the Mob Want?

    12/22/2014 3:52:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jack Dunphy
    Shout out the homie who shot those cops in Brooklyn.What do we want? came the shouted question from the marchers in New York City on Dec. 13. Dead cops! came the reply. When do we want it? Now! It took seven days, perhaps too long to satisfy the mobs impatience, but now that they have two dead police officers, how many more will they want? I have for years instructed young police officers placed in my charge that they cannot go about their duties thinking everyone they meet will try to kill them. But, I warn them, nor can they...
  • Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters (The nerve!)

    12/22/2014 3:34:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 22, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    At a peaceful gathering of the Justice League, they condemned the killings of Officers Liu and Ramos, but also wondered why the slaying of citizens by cops doesnt spark as much outrage.A modest crowd moved East on 110th Street in New York City on Sunday evening. They walked silently, some carrying Anthora cups illuminated by candlesticks, others holding plastic tea lights handed out by protest organizers. A few carried signs: "IMAGINE JUSTICE," "BLACK LIVES MATTER," "CLAIM HUMANITY." But mostly they just walked, their faces somber, their hands shaking as the snow began to fall. The peaceful vigil was somewhat unexpected,...
  • NYPD officers turn backs to mayor before presser on murdered cops; Twitter sparks fly

    12/22/2014 3:11:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    WGN Channel 9 ^ | 1:03 PM, December 21, 2014 | WGN Channel 9
    Police officers turned their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into his press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed ambush-style in Brooklyn.
  • Gangbangers Unbound (Explains a lot)

    12/22/2014 3:01:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu died because of the campaign to vilify police. Even as the events of Ferguson begin to fade, the campaign it helped engender rolls on, with new reports of demonstrations and protests appearing almost daily. Last week Carol Jackson, a federal judge, restricted police tactics against protestors. (This is kind of odd in and of itself. The last thing people want to hear about during the holidays is some hood getting his comeuppance. The same can be said about Sen. Feinsteins torture report -- waterboarding is not likely to play well during the sleigh bell season....
  • Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam

    12/21/2014 10:10:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said. Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers. Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska air defense identification zone on Dec. 8 that a military spokesman called unwanted, provocative, and potentially destabilizing. Around the same time in Europe, NATO jets intercepted Russian...
  • NAACP chief: Don't blame Democrats for NYPD shootings

    12/21/2014 6:20:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Justin Sink
    The head of the NAACP said it is not fair for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers. I dont believe its fair to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protest and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and the president is simply not fair, Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, told CBS's Face the Nation. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed...
  • Republicans eye obscure budget tool to repeal ObamaCare

    12/21/2014 6:07:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Scott Wong
    Republicans on and off Capitol Hill are rallying behind using a rarely-deployed budget tool next year to dismantle ObamaCare. But the issue of how to use budget reconciliation has divided Republicans, with some calling for it to be implemented to overhaul the tax code or to push through major energy reforms. The tool is useful because it could allow newly-empowered Senate Republicans to pass legislation with a 51-vote simple majority rather than the usual 60, greatly increasing the chances of moving legislation to President Obamas desk. And while Obama is certain to veto anything that tries to roll back his...
  • Obama: We May Place North Korea Back on Terror List

    12/21/2014 5:21:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/14
    tting North Korea back on its list of terrorism sponsors, after the hacking of Sony Pictures, reports the BBC. Speaking on CNN, Obama said a decision on the issue would be taken after a review, though he stressed that the attack was considered an act of cyber-vandalism, not of war. He said officials in Washington would examine all the evidence to determine whether North Korea should be put back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. "I'll wait to review what the finding are," Obama said, adding that he did not think the attack "was an act of war"....
  • Obama's doing a much better job than most people ackowledge: Farmer

    12/21/2014 5:14:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | December 21, 2014 | John Farmer
    Politics is predictably unpredictable. So its no surprise that President Obama, after a hellacious 11 months, is finishing his sixth year on an unpredictably strong note. The U.S. economy is sitting up and taking nourishment, recovering nicely. Vladimir Putin, whom Republicans like Rudy Giuliani were fawning over as a real leader in contrast to our pusillanimous president, is gasping for air as the Russian economy sinks under the weight of Obama-led sanctions and a U.S. energy surge. Having stuck a thumb in the eye of the GOP with his immigration initiative, Obama used another digit on the Grand Old Partisans...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, December 21st, 2014.

    12/21/2014 5:05:07 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 89 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, December 21st, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ★★★ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ★★★ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486. In its 20th year of national syndication, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® radio show airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 186 stations every week. Listen live on a radio station near you, or via live Saturday afternoon streaming from one of the stations. All Gun Talk® shows, and the "After Show" can...
  • Argentina Snubs Bankers; Stabilizes Own Currency

    12/21/2014 5:00:39 PM PST · by Mariamante · 19 replies
    American Free Press ^ | 12/21/2014 | Bill White
    Argentina may come out victorious in a battle with international moneylenders, as its central bank has stopped bleeding foreign currency reserves. Moreover, black-market prices for Argentine pesos have moved dramatically toward the official exchange rate. This follows years of uncertainty as a gang of hedge funds and their billionaire masters have tried to bully Argentina into collapse to punish it for putting the welfare of its own citizens before international bankers. The Argentine peso has risen from a low of 15.95 to the dollar in September to 12.65 to the dollar in November, and the central bank has obtained loans...
  • SHAME: De Blasio Attacks NYPD Officers That Turned Their Backs on Him

    12/21/2014 4:35:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic New York City mayor Bill de Blasio launched a disgusting attack on the New York Police Department officers that symbolically turned their backs on him before a press conference to address the shooting deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Ramos and Liu were gunned down in cold blood, execution-style, by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, as retribution for the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. de Blasio infamously encouraged protests against his own police department in the aftermath of the grand jurys decision not to indict the officers in the Garner case. Mayor de Blasio, the blood...
  • Cop shooter bragged to Brooklyn bystanders just before fatally shooting NYPD Officers Liu, Ramos

    12/21/2014 4:27:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The NewYork Daily News ^ | December 21, 2014 | Tina Moore, Alfred Ng, Oren Yaniv and Bill Hutchinson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Seconds before a cop-hating maniac ambushed and gunned down two NYPD officers in cold blood, he boasted, Watch what Im going to do! Ismaaiyl Brinsleys twisted advertisment of his execution-style assassinations of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu was revealed Sunday as detectives probed the motive for Saturdays shocking slayings in Brooklyn. Just prior to killing Ramos, 40, and Liu, 32, as they sat in their cruiser outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brinsley approached two men to boast about the pending doom. He inquired what gang the men were affiliated with, and asked them to follow him on Instagram,...
  • Ex-NYPD cop and father-of-five, 45, is killed in the line of duty in Florida in 3rd police slaying

    12/21/2014 3:41:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14
    A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 am., local police said. He was at Glen's Eureka Apartments responding to a noise complaint involving a suspect banging on residential doors when the man allegedly shot him and fled in a car, WTSP reported.
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a conversation about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayors self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jurys decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. That should never have to...
  • De Blasio Reaping What He Sowed

    12/21/2014 1:54:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rick Moran
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hearing it from all sides today as he pays the consequences for his ill considered remarks following the failure of a grand jury to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. De Blasio enraged police when he told a crowd of supporters in Staten Island earlier this month that he feared for his bi-racial sons safety when dealing with the police: Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the danger that he may face how to take special care in any encounters he...
  • Protest leaders seek to distance budding movement from New York police killings

    12/21/2014 1:30:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Wesley Lowery
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ambush killing of two New York police officers on Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement against police violence to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have posted threats against police on social media before shooting his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore and then traveling to New York to target the officers. He killed himself moments after attacking the officers....
  • NASA Just Emailed A Wrench To The International Space Station

    12/21/2014 1:25:28 PM PST · by shove_it · 52 replies
    iflScience ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | Janet Fang
    For the first time ever, hardware designed on the ground has been emailed to space to meet the needs of an astronaut. From a computer in California, Mike Chen of Made In Space and colleagues just 3D-printed a ratcheting socket wrench on the International Space Station. We had overheard ISS Commander Barry Wilmore (who goes by Butch) mention over the radio that he needed one, Chen writes in Medium this week. So they designed one and sent it up. The socket wrench we just manufactured is the first object we designed on the ground and sent digitally to space,...
  • Wear blue to support cops

    12/21/2014 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    For months, ever since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, the left has been rampaging against the police. They implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) urged violence, and maintained systemic police racism was the cause of disproportionate numbers of young black males arrested and convicted of crimes. The rest of us mostly remained silent as the men and women who wear blue as they protect us from the criminals who live among us were vilified. Now, two of them have been assassinated, and it is time to be silent no more. As a first step, wear something blue today. If...
  • Senseless murders of NYPD officers stain a struggle for social justice: opinion

    12/21/2014 11:45:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | December 21, 2014 | Edward T. Bowser
    My heart breaks for New York City tonight. NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had their lives stolen from them. Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly approached their marked police car and opened fire before later turning the gun on himself. His Instagram account told the story: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs" - vengeance for the death of New York's Eric Garner, who died after an officer's use of an illegal chokehold. According to authorities, Brinsley shot and wounded his girlfriend earlier in the day. Clearly, Brinsley was a disturbed man....
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> #Ferguson Protesters Chant Pigs in a Blanket After Two NYC Police Officers Executed

    12/21/2014 11:25:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson protesters were back out on the street Saturday night in St. Louis. One protester wore a skeleton mask. Another protest leader, Bassem Masri, wore a Palestinian keffiyah scarf. The protesters chanted Pigs in a blanket after two NYC police officers were shot execution style in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. (Warning on language)(VIDEO-AT-LINK)One Ferguson protest leader Bassem Masri, who was leading the chants in the above video, posted this tweet after the shootings. Bassem Masri @bassem_masri The police have no1 2blame but themselves4the cops getting murdered inNY #Ferguson 11:54 PM - 20 Dec 2014 25 Retweets 39 favorites Bassem Masri was...
  • Feds Deny NYPD Cop Killer Had Ties To Black Guerilla Family Prison Gang

    12/21/2014 10:32:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | Igor Bobic
    Two New York City police officers were shot dead "execution style" in Brooklyn on Saturday. Not much is known about the gunman, who was identified by officials as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, except that he was a suspected gang member from Baltimore who allegedly posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men that died at the hands of police. According to the New York Daily News, Brinsley, who was pronounced dead, had ties to the '"Black Guerilla Family" prison gang, which is also known as "Black Family" or the...
  • The United States of Anxiety

    12/21/2014 10:20:08 AM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    National Report ^ | December 21, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    DECEMBER 21, 2014 The United States of Anxiety Sony brass might be cotton candy, but they are iron men compared with the American college student. By Kevin D. Williamson In ten days about 1 million Americans will be gathered in Times Square waiting for a ball to drop, a strange spectacle indeed for a country that seems to be waiting on both of them. If 2014 had a grand theme, it was testicular absence. In science fiction, corporations are deathless juggernauts imposing their will on governments and galaxies, but in the real world Sony, one of the most powerful business...
  • Inside the Surprisingly Great North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to itin a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean! says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get a deluxe twin room, including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 11 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
  • NYPD Police Unions Have Strong Words for the Mayor After the Death of Two Officers

    12/21/2014 8:53:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MIC ^ | 12/22/14 | Tom McKay
    **SNIP** Hours after their deaths, police unions and certain conservative allies are taking the slayings as deadly confirmation of what they've believed all along: pro-Garner protesters and Mayor Bill de Blasio are abandoning the NYPD at a time when their public perception is at an unprecedented low. The deaths have turned de Blasio's already-tense relationship with the NYPD into a full-blown crisis, with police unions pointing the finger at the mayor for siding with protesters. Strong words: The Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of several police union groups that has a rocky history with the mayor, blamed de Blasio directly for...
  • 2014 Recap --Looking Back; Investment & Finance Thread - Dec. 14

    12/21/2014 8:49:52 AM PST · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    2014 Recap --Looking Back; Investment & Finance Thread - Dec. 14 [click for link to list] Merry Christmas! We get to open some goodies a few days early here, first with the list of this past year's thread links (left) for a nostalgic walk down Memory Lane while we go over this past market strategies. Then we can number-plot check out how general markets fared. Stocks: Looking over the past year (as of Dec. 19) we're seeing the S&P 500 up 12.0% and the NASDAQ up 14.1% --above average! OK we've done better but I personally can live w/...
  • Huge 'NYPD KILLS' graffiti daubed on Man. Bridge as pro-cop protesters in ' I can breathe' shirts...

    12/21/2014 8:36:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/14 | By Kieran Corcoran, Mia De Graaf
    **SNIP** The message, which was on the south side of the bridge, has since been removed by government officials, according to the New York Post. Investigators reportedly found fingerprints at the scene and are investigating the identities of potential culprits. It coincided with a clash of pro- and anti-police demonstrators in who took to the city last night. Supporters of the NYPD appeared to mock Eric Garner by wearing t-shirts reading 'I CAN breathe' - an inversion of his dying words.
  • Strategic nuclear sub Vladimir Monomakh joins Russian Navy

    12/21/2014 8:15:34 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Dec-21-2014 9 hours ago | unknown
    Russias third Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh has officially become part of the Russian Navy. Armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, the SSBNs of this class are the planets most advanced nuclear deterrence tool. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=877_1419144372#6lpwsZ5c7V7SzrzT.99
  • NASA wastes $350 million

    12/21/2014 8:06:55 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Dec-21-2014 | unknown
    NASA has just finished building a $350 million test facility in Gulfsport, La., despite the program it was designed for having been canceled nearly four years ago.
  • The Real Reason Russia Cancelled South Stream Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

    12/21/2014 7:59:18 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 2 replies
    Liveleak.com, Syrianfreepress, www.south-streaminfo.com ^ | Dec-20-2014 | Alexander Mercouris - Russia Insider
    The Russians called the EUs bluff by pulling out of the project instead of accepting the EUs conditions and are cutting deals with China and Turkey instead.By Alexander Mercouris ~ Russia Insider The reaction to the cancellation of the Sound Stream project has been a wonder to behold and needs to be explained very carefully. In order to understand what has happened it is first necessary to go back to the way Russian-European relations were developing in the 1990s. Briefly, at that period, the assumption was that Russia would become the great supplier of energy and raw materials to Europe....
  • Bo Dietl FMR NYPD Detective " Fire Big Bird Mayor DeBlasio" 30k call for Mayor's Resignation

    12/21/2014 7:55:02 AM PST · by South40 · 32 replies
    YouTube (FNC) ^ | 21 DEC 2014
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  • Russia prefers France pay refund instead of delivering warships it ordered

    12/21/2014 7:29:27 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    Liveleak,com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 minutes ago | unknown
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=132_1419174652 Mistral Deal In Doubt: France Either Delivers Warships Or Give Moscow Refund, Says Russian Official Sounds like Russia realizes buying French warships is not a good idea, but France is now stuck in EU sanctions which prohibits it from delivering the warships. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov has told Interfax that France must decide by the end of the year if it will deliver two mistral class warships or give Moscow a refund. He also reportedly said that the second option of a refund "might even be preferable."
  • Jessica Chambers Day #14 Mississippi Burning [Gangs & Corruption]

    12/21/2014 7:06:10 AM PST · by cyn · 5 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 21, 2014 | sundance
    In an effort to focus some of the prior analysis, and with an understanding that this specific event has a community aspect different from traditional research, it is important to understand the social elements prior to looking at the psychology of the event itself.With that we’re going to widen the scope while narrowing the focus. Let’s start with the social elements, aided by a friend of the treehouse’s endeavors, and exposing a little of myself in the process.While many are seeking justice for Jessica, it is also part of the larger objective to insure that Jessica’s death was not...
  • Spy vs. DiFi

    12/21/2014 6:25:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    The needle already was in the haystack. That essentially is the message embedded in the Democrats' Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on CIA interrogations and detentions, approved without a single Republican vote and released by committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein of California. Three former CIA directors contend that enhanced interrogation techniques, approved under President George W. Bush and prohibited by President Barack Obama, yielded key information that saved lives and led to Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. These claims go against Democratic rhetoric about what President Obama calls "the false choice between our security and our ideals." Democrats...
  • Why single payer died in Vermont (too many freeloaders)

    12/21/2014 5:32:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/20/14 | Sarah Wheaton
    **SNIP** It is not the right time for Vermont to pass a single-payer system, Shumlin acknowledged in a public statement ending his signature initiative. He concluded the 11.5 percent payroll assessments on businesses and sliding premiums up to 9.5 percent of individuals income might hurt our economy. Vermonts outcome is a small speed bump, said New York Assembly member Richard Gottfried, whos been pushing single-payer bills for more than 20 years. But opponents says its the end of the road. If cobalt blue Vermont couldnt find a way to make single-payer happen, then its very unlikely that any other state...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton's midterm travel expenses top $1.5 million

    12/21/2014 5:25:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/14 | Maggie Haberman
    Campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million on private jets to fly in Bill and Hillary Clinton to stump for various candidates during the 2014 midterms, campaign filings show. The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieus unsuccessful reelection campaign, a POLITICO review found. More than 60 payments were made to a New York-based company called Executive Fliteways over the course of 2013...
  • Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare (Pelosi knew)

    12/21/2014 5:06:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    12/20/14
    Link only - Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare
  • Kerry: Lose that Limp Shrimp Pink Tie!

    12/21/2014 4:10:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor'Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.Well, heres the problem. No wonder the U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are going nowhere. Sec. of State John Kerry has had to kick the can down the road--again. He just gave Iran another extension on the Wests deadline to come to an agreement about Irans drive for a nuclear weapon. Deadline? Red line? Dead red line? Secretary Kerry has entered into talks with Irans Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif. These are the highest level contacts since the Ayatollah Khomeini sparked the revolution in 1979 that brought the Mullahs to absolute power in that Shiite nation....
  • For de Blasio, Attack Comes Amid Tension Over Police

    12/21/2014 3:18:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Dec 14 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke in sober terms at a news conference on Saturday at Woodhull Hospital after two police officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn. It is the sequence that every mayor dreads: the ominous report, the scramble to the hospital and the confirmation that, yes, an attack against the police has proved fatal. But for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the tragedy on Saturday when two police officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Brooklyn, according to the authorities arrived at a particularly trying moment, amid an already fractious relationship with the police. Police...
  • BREAKING: Here Are Some Crazy Muslim Videos From Brooklyn #NYPD Cop Killer

    12/20/2014 11:00:26 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Gotnews.com has confirmed the Muslim supremacist ideology of Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, the NYPD Brooklyn cop killer. Brinsleys Facebook page has been removed but not before Gotnews.com team of researchers harvested his social media accounts. The picture above is of Quranic verse 8:60, strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah He also spoke Arabic.
  • After we marched: Distractions, distortions and bold-faced lies (Report from a Sharpton employee)

    12/20/2014 10:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | December 20, 2014 | Janaye Ingram, National Action Network
    Participants in the Justice For All March on Dec. 13, 2014 in Washington, DC.A week ago, the NAN offices were busy with activity. We were planning for the Justice For All March that took place on December 13. The march was successful and turned out exponentially more people than we anticipated some estimates say approximately 40,000. But more importantly, we had the families of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin and Amadou Diallo present. These families know the unfortunate realities of a justice system that may be blindfolded, but seems to always peek...
  • US releases four Gitmo detainees, sends them back to Afghanistan

    12/20/2014 10:04:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 20, 2014 | Michael Pizzi & Jenifer Fenton
    Men repatriated at request of President Ashraf Ghani; camp census now 132. The four Afghan detainees whose release from Guantanamo was announced on Saturday. Clockwise from top right: Abdul Ghani, Khi Ali Gul, Shawali Khan, Mohammed Zahir. Four Afghan detainees have been released from Guantanamo Bay and repatriated at the request of President Ashraf Ghani, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Saturday. Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir were flown to Afghanistan after what the Pentagon called a comprehensive review of their case. Lawyers for Khan and Ghani said their clients were already back with their...
  • Who is Leading and Financing the Orc Army of the Left?

    12/20/2014 9:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    When I was in college, I was treated to a fascinating display of hypnosis. At a large university, in an enormous theater, a hypnotist first determined those attendees who were susceptible to hypnosis. Those of us who were not then watched as the hypnotist introduced a trigger word into the subconscious of those under his influence, at the mention of which they would engage in whatever activity he directed. He woke them up, and each time he used the word, they went under the spell, he told them what they would do when they woke up, and we watched as...
  • ONE WEEK AGO Protesters Chant What Do We Want? Dead Cops At Sharptons NYC March

    12/20/2014 8:37:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 20, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    ONE WEEK AGO Several thousand protesters marched in New York City on Saturday. The protesters were part of Al Sharptons Million Marchers protest against police violence. The protesters chanted What do we want? Dead cops! as they marched in New York City. Via Breitbart.com:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Of course, the media will give this bunch a pass. After all, theyre not those violent Tea Party protesters. Gen Knoxx @GenKnoxx This image - Eric Garner's eyes - from #MillionsMarchNYC #ICantBreathe 2:28 PM - 13 Dec 2014 3,594 Retweets 2,413 favorites Today they got their wish. Two New York City Police Officers were shot dead execution...
  • AP sources: Cops killer angry over Garner death

    12/20/2014 8:14:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    NEW YORK A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two pigs in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: Im putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, lets take 2 of theirs, officials said. He used the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown...
  • 12/19: De Blasio secretly meets with protest leaders (Justice League NYC at 1199 SEIUs HQ's)

    12/20/2014 8:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | sDecember 19, 2014 | Kevin Fasick, Kirstan Conley and Danika Fear
    Mayor de Blasio held court on Friday with ringleaders of the city protests that have led to cop assaults and other mayhem lending a sympathetic ear as they ticked off their demands. Hizzoner had tried to keep the location of his meeting with the members of Justice League NYC a secret, but reporters discovered it was at the Midtown offices of a union connected to the one that employs a man charged with busting an NYPD lieutenants nose on the Brooklyn Bridge. They have a list of demands, some which I agree with, some which I dont, de Blasio...
  • Obamacares Christmas surprise

    12/20/2014 8:00:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Rep. Mark Meadows
    If you like your health care plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Christmas surprise for you! When will this new present arrive? December 25th. In an ongoing effort to keep Obamacare numbers elevated, CMS has embarked on the next step of its government takeover of healthcare. It seems CMS is taking a page from Jonathan Grubers book; rather than allowing the stupid masses to make a decision on their own health plan, CMS has proposed a new rule that includes an overly reaching provision allowing CMS to re-enroll anyone who has not made the annual...