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  • Ohio lawmakers slam Obama plans to rename Mt. McKinley 'Denali' during Alaska trip

    08/31/2015 12:25:31 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 64 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | August 31, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Ohio lawmakers reacted angrily Sunday to the White House's announcement that President Obama would formally rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley — North America's highest peak — "Denali" during his trip to The Last Frontier this week. "Mount McKinley ... has held the name of our nation's 25th President for over 100 years," Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said in a statement. "This landmark is a testament to his countless years of service to our country." Gibbs also described Obama's action as "constitutional overreach," saying that an act of Congress was required to rename the mountain, because a law formally naming it after...
  • Three US Citizens Sentenced For Conspiracy To Start A Revolution Using WMDs

    08/31/2015 12:16:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the US has had a surge in violence over the past several years, its defining feature was the generally chaotic and uncoordinated nature of each such - usually lethal - act. That changed over the weekend when the FBI announced three US citizens - Brian Cannon, 37, Terry Peace, 47, and Cory Williamson, 29, - were sentenced to 12 years in prison for "conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in attacks against federal government agencies. The defendants planned to attack critical infrastructure while motivating militia groups in other states to rise up and join them in removing...
  • Is Government Aid of Elon Musk’s Ventures Actually a Good Call?

    08/31/2015 7:59:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/31/2015 | Roger Kimball
    A week ago, City Journal published “Crazy Like a Visionary,” [1] a review essay I had written about Ashlee Vance’s new biography of Elon Musk [2], the man behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, and sundry other starry-eyed, high-tech enterprises.As I explained in the essay, my interest in “Green energy” and interplanetary space travel is minimal at best — or, to be more accurate, I am indifferent to space travel. I like it here on terra firma, thanks very much, and I am positively hostile to the Green Lobby, which is full of cynical opportunists like Al Gore, who have...
  • Hunger by Government Definition Is “Food Insecure”

    08/27/2015 6:41:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    With all these food and nutrition programs in place, why are American citizens falling through the cracks of hunger, nutrition, and need? Why is the nation as a whole deemed obese? As liberals complain that people are going hungry and the first lady transforms the school lunch fare to “healthy” offerings nobody seems to like, the federal government is spending plenty on “domestic food assistance to provide food for the hungry and other vulnerable populations in this country.” According to the Congressional Research Service, there are many agencies that offer food assistance to the needy in this country, citizens, non-citizens,...
  • UBER AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ECONOMIC LIBERTY: The people vs. government-created monopolies.

    08/25/2015 10:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/25/2015 | Walter Williams
    Here's my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver's license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator? Put another way: If you wish to hire the services of such a person, what right does a third party have to prevent that exchange? Many cities have granted monopoly power to taxi companies — the right to prevent entry by others. Sometimes this monopoly takes the form of exclusive government-granted rights to particular individuals to...
  • Agenda for a Freer and More Prosperous America

    08/25/2015 12:40:05 AM PDT · by conservativeread · 14 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 08-24-2015 | christopher paiva
    There is little that happens in society in general and the market economy in particular that most on the political “left” do not think needs more government intervention, regulation, and redistribution to make “better.” One recent example of this is a lengthy “report” primarily prepared by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, for the Roosevelt Institute. Released in June 2015, Stiglitz and his co-authors present an agenda for, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity. The “Progressive’s” Agenda for Bigger Government Running for 100 pages, it is based on the premise that markets...
  • Brandon High School Band pulled from football game performance (and fined $7,500)

    08/23/2015 11:10:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 52 replies
    MSNews ^ | August 21, 2015 | Maggie Wade
    The Brandon High School Band did not perform at halftime during the season-opening game Friday night. A statement from the Rankin County School District says a July federal court order is the reason the band was banned from Friday night's halftime show. The band had been slated to perform the hymn "How Great Thou Art." The district made the decision to ban the halftime show after learning the hymn was included in the performance. "It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why....
  • (GOV) Agencies Look to Yelp for Customer Feedback

    08/23/2015 7:22:51 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 2 replies
    Government Executive ^ | August 22, 2015 | Russell Berman
    Did you wait in an egregiously long line at your local passport office? Did a TSA agent get a little too frisky with his or her pat down before your last flight? The federal government now wants to read your complaints—on Yelp. The popular online review site and the General Services Administration this weekannounced an agreement giving government agencies access to their Yelp pages, a move that could allow federal workers to respond directly to feedback—potentially in realtime—from frustrated users of public services. The news isn’t quite as revolutionary as it might sound. People have been reviewing federal departments on...
  • Paul Krugman "What Ails The World Right Now Is That Governments Aren’t Deep Enough In Debt"

    08/22/2015 11:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    This was written by a Nobel prize winning economist without a trace or sarcasm, irony or humor. It is excerpted, and presented without commentary.From the New York Times:Debt Is Good... the point simply that public debt isn’t as bad as legend has it? Or can government debt actually be a good thing?Believe it or not, many economists argue that the economy needs a sufficient amount of public debt out there to function well. And how much is sufficient? Maybe more than we currently have. That is, there’s a reasonable argument to be made that part of what ails the...
  • CALIFORNIA: $15 MINIMUM WAGE, $30 PER PIZZA, MASSIVE FAIL

    08/18/2015 1:34:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/17 | William Bigelow
    Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay Area town of Emeryville, California, (population 10,000) decided to act as flag-bearer for raising the minimum wage in California, hiking its minimum wage to $14.44 per hour. Even though businesses with less than 56 workers are exempt from the $14.44 rate and do not have to raise their wages to $15 until 2018, Vic Gumper, who owns Lanesplitter Pizza, with outlets in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Emeryville, decided not only to bite the bullet...
  • West Nile Fogging Kills Hundreds of Bees in Palo Alto

    08/18/2015 10:14:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/18 | Michelle Roberts
    The negative side effects of pesticides sprayed during mosquito season to reduce the risk of West Nile virus appears to have made its way onto the Peninsula. A Palo Alto bee keeper said many of his bees died after spraying last month. Neighbor Upset About Noisy Preschool Puts 'Shut Up' Sign in Window Denise Bonilla from he Santa Clara County Vector Control said an extremely low dose of pesticides are used during fogging and are only sprayed when necessary. "We want to make sure we only fog the are where there is West Nile virus activity," Bonilla said. A mosquito...
  • Is The American Dream Dead For Millennials And Gen X?

    08/18/2015 6:50:11 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 60 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 08/17/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER
    ...the millennials, and generation X, born just before them, have far less wealth than older folks. Americans 62 and older were 40% wealthier in 2013 than people that age were in 1989, but the middle-aged and young were about 30% less wealthy, St. Louis Federal Reserve researchers noted in a recent report. Young people just starting out almost never have as much wealth as those at the end of their careers. But the researchers broke down the numbers another way. In 1989, the median wealth of the old, middle-aged and young was $149,728, $153,759 and $19,830 (in 2013 dollars)....
  • Time to restore sanity to the world's monetary system

    08/18/2015 5:13:21 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    hill.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Judy Shelton
    China's decision to devalue its currency is rightly seen as a threat to American workers and a violation of legitimate competition. When the price of goods offered in the global market can be slashed as the result of currency manipulation rather than having more competent workers or achieving greater production efficiency, it's not only unfair, it's an affront to the principles of free markets and free trade. Both Republicans and Democrats recognize that currency debasement violates the rationale for an open global marketplace where nations compete fairly on a level playing field. "Countries like China that cheat and don't play...
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...
  • AT&T/Verizon-NSA Partnership Shows Why Government And Businesses Shouldn’t Mix

    08/17/2015 6:39:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    hotair ^ | August 16, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    Excerpt: One of the biggest complaints in the original 2009 tea party protests was the government’s decision to bail out the banks, plus the auto industry. FreedomWorks compared ex-Congressman Barney Frank to Wesley Mouch from Atlas Shrugged, Heritage Foundation wrote the auto bailout was sold on empty promises, and Michelle Malkin pointed out how many earmarks there were in the 2009 omnibus spending bill. It’s something conservatives and libertarians have complained about for years. Governments and businesses shouldn’t mix at all. A prime example is NSA’s team up with AT&T (and Verizon) to spy on the Internet The N.S.A.’s top-secret...
  • The 4th Branch of Government Must Be Destroyed

    08/16/2015 3:03:24 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 21 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 08/16/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government”, wrote Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Civil Disobedience. The government we find ourselves living under today is no different than that in which Thoreau described in 1849. Our government solely endeavors to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, while at the same time it looses some of its integrity with every breach of the public’s trust. What has become truly perplexing to those...
  • EPA Fails to Acknowledge It Coerced Mine Owner to Grant Access

    08/16/2015 8:03:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2015 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Environmental Protection Agency isn’t responding to claims by Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King mine in Colorado that the agency coerced him to grant access to his property. Once taking over, of course, EPA’s incompetent attempts to remove debris created a massive 3 million gallon toxic waste spill from the mine. Hennis told the CBS Denver affiliate that unless he allowed the EPA to have access and authority to conduct operations on the site the agency had threatened him with daily fines of $35,000. “When you’re a small guy and you’re having a $35,000-a-day fine accrue against you,...
  • Romans 13 (KJV)

    08/14/2015 3:23:04 PM PDT · by demshateGod · 21 replies
    Good evening and happy Friday. I was recently shown the difference between Romans 13 in the King James, and Romans 13 in the NIV. These differences are stark and their meanings are fundamentally different. I'll give you the verses and let you find the difference. [Rom 13:1-7 KJV] 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a...
  • It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says

    08/14/2015 5:45:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2015 | Emily Badger
    We all need sleep, which is a fact of life but also a legally important point. Last week, the Department of Justice argued as much in a statement of interest it filed in a relatively obscure case in Boise, Idaho, that could impact how cities regulate and punish homelessness. Boise, like many cities — the number of which has swelled since the recession — has an ordinance banning sleeping or camping in public places. But such laws, the DOJ says, effectively criminalize homelessness itself in situations where people simply have nowhere else to sleep. From the DOJ's filing: When adequate...
  • Idaho Incident Raises Concerns over Government Gun Confiscation

    08/13/2015 4:49:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Navy Veteran John Arnold of Priest River, Idaho, received a letter from the VA informing him that he is no longer allowed to purchase or own guns, When the Department of Veterans Affairs determines a veteran unable to take care of his financial affairs, it reports the assessment to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Once NICS gets the report, it labels the veteran “incapacitated,” which means that he along with his family members who live in the same household are barred by law from buying or owning firearms. On July 30, 2015, Navy Veteran John Arnold...
  • The Nightwatchman

    08/12/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 23 replies
    Uknown ^ | 12Aug15 | Unknown
    Don't know how true it is, but it sounds about right. The Night Watchman Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies. Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is...
  • What government will always do if it ain't broke...

    08/12/2015 2:50:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-12-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Our Government, Destroyer of Jobs

    08/12/2015 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08/12/2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If our government can't destroy all the private-sector jobs directly, it will do so indirectly by borrowing so much money the system collapses.Conventional economists and pundits are puzzled why jobs growth has been so anemic in this "recovery." Here's one factor they overlook: our government. In theory, our government is supposed to encourage private sector job growth. In reality, all the hundreds of pages of regulations are killing job growth, one small business and one job at a time.Correspondent/entrepreneur Ray Z. was kind enough to share his experience of trying to open a bagel shop and create six jobs: "For...
  • Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

    08/12/2015 6:24:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 8/12/15 | John Whitehead
    Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you’re always going to lose. The game is rigged, and “we the people” keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change. The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the people dealing the cards—the politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.—have only...
  • Let Legislators Take a Vacation

    08/11/2015 1:11:50 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/9/2015 | Jack Spencer
    One misconception about legislators and the legislative process is that when high priority issues arise lawmakers should plant themselves in the Capitol and not leave until they've hammered out a solution. “Darn those politicians,” people say. “Road funding is still unresolved, but rather than tackle it they're taking half the the summer off!” That's not how it works in the real world though. Big issues like road funding aren't hashed out by 148 state legislators; they’re negotiated by a handful of House and Senate leaders, usually working with the governor’s office. If and when this smaller group devises a potential...
  • Why Obama and Hillary must stop Donald Trump at all costs (VIDEO)

    08/09/2015 5:16:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 29 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRbtf2UFcmc ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRbtf2UFcmc
  • Government subpoenas IU School of Medicine for Lance Armstrong’s medical records

    08/08/2015 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Fox News Austin ^ | August 5, 2015 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas (August 5, 2015) — The federal government wants to see Lance Armstrong’s medical records from his treatments for cancer. Court records show that government lawyers on July 30 subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide records of Armstrong’s treatments and donations he later made to the school. The federal government has sued Armstrong to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to his teams. Penalties could approach $100 million. Armstrong’s lawyers say the demand for medical records is an invasion of privacy and want a judge to block their release.
  • GUN-CONFISCATION Fears Lead to Protest in Northern Idaho

    08/06/2015 10:57:50 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2015, 7:54 EDT | Kimberlee Kruesi
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms. The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns, and Republican Washington state...
  • Obama’s Socialist Databases

    08/05/2015 11:45:38 AM PDT · by samovar123 · 4 replies
    http://www.independentsentinel.com ^ | 8/5/15 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Obama’s Socialist Databases by John Velisek • August 5, 2015 FacebookTwitter19Share There are many areas that will need to be cleaned up after our current President has left his legacy of chaos and unconstitutional power grabs. One of the most damaging is the compilation of databases on almost every American based on race, class and income. Obama has instituted a plan whereby 330 million Americans will be put into databases which will encompass all aspects of every American life. Not since the socialist system of Stalin has so much information been officially gathered by a government on its citizens. These...
  • Cybersecurity bill could 'sweep away' internet users' privacy, agency warns

    08/05/2015 7:13:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/3/2015 | Sam Thielman
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away “important privacy protections”, a move that bodes ill for the measure’s return to the floor of the Senate this week. The latest in a series of failed attempts to reform cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Cisa) grants broad latitude to tech companies, data brokers and anyone with a web-based data collection to mine user information and then share it with “appropriate Federal entities”, which themselves then have permission to share it throughout the government. Minnesota senator Al Franken queried the DHS in...
  • Killing the planet is Obama’s #1 goal

    08/04/2015 10:49:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Establishing more authority to government and himself. It is, as usual, all about ego. Having written on this president’s impervious stance against carbon dioxide, the most necessary component in producing oxygen and keeping the earth green, it’s redundant to say much more. However, as Obama, on Monday, installed yet another regulation to cut CO2 by 32% only one conclusion can be reached…the president is attempting to gut more than the economy, he’s bent on killing life on earth. Obama had already proven his lack of respect for human life while an Illinois state senator, cowardly voting “present” on a bill...
  • Rick Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him

    08/04/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night. Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either eliminate or cut?” ”I’ve heard this question before,” Perry cracked, to laughter. He has indeed. The question infamously stumped him in a debate in 2011, when he listed two agencies and then appeared to forget the third. The “oops” that followed did as much as anything else to sink his White House bid that cycle. This time, Perry did not...
  • The Washington Post Has Insistently Asked If Obama Is A Christian FOR OVER 8 YEARS

    08/02/2015 11:53:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Seven long years into the presidency of Barack Obama, The Washington Post continues its obsessive quest to suggest that Obama may be lying when he professes to be a Christian. The latest fringe assertion from the Post about Obama’s religion emanated this weekend from national political correspondent James Hohmann. A previous instance occurred in February. Both recent times when the Post raised questions about Obama’s private religious beliefs, the newspaper also focused on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker. The reasons that the Post has used reporting about Walker to channel its bizarre questions about Obama’s Christianity remain unclear. At a...
  • Congress Set to Examine Revenge Porn

    07/30/2015 10:34:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 24 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Steven Nelson
    A bill that would make the nonconsensual distribution of intimate photos a federal crime finally is ready for introduction. The legislation seeks to ban “revenge porn,” which an increasing number of states punish with criminal penalties, but against which there’s no federal law, complicating efforts to remove the often humiliating content and penalize distributors. Revenge porn generally is posted online by jilted lovers or hackers. In many cases, victims share the material with someone they trust, then rue the decision when it appears online without their permission, sometimes accompanied by their name, workplace and contact information. The effort to criminalize...
  • US government revises earlier GDPs to fix anomalies in reporting

    07/30/2015 6:52:35 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 11 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 30,2015 | Steve Liesman
    In the first quarter of 2014, the government sent shivers through global financial markets by reporting a recession-like contraction in the U.S. economy of 2.1 percent. Despite severe winter storms and record-breaking cold, economists still could not account for the deep plunge in growth. Even Federal Reserve officials worried something worse than just the effects of bad weather could be amiss in the economy. Turns out, it was the data itself and how the government calculates gross domestic product that were actually amiss. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the federal agency responsible for GDP, now says growth was actually 1.2...
  • Yowza! . . You Go Girl!!

    07/29/2015 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    One America News Network ^ | July 18, 2015 | Tomi Lahren
    This Lady has the Guts to say on the air what we’ve all known for some time!! Hooray for her!! Just Excellent! http://youtu.be/Y8Q0MMHwx4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Q0MMHwx4k
  • Wanted: Small-Government Republicans [And Nope, Trump Is Not One Of Them]

    07/29/2015 5:17:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/29/2015 | Michael Tanner
    For anyone hoping that the next president will get serious about reducing the size and cost of government, the early days of the campaign have been disappointing, to say the least. The Democrats, of course, have been campaigning as if Greece were a model rather than a warning. But what else can one expect from a party that has moved to the left of Barack Obama? The real disappointment has come from Republicans who seem intent on returning to the big-spending ways of the George W. Bush administration. Start with the candidate of the moment, Donald Trump. Trump has made...
  • Obama’s Asymmetrical Warfare Against The United States

    07/27/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, or “a humanitarian crisis”, but asymmetrical warfare. The surge we saw at the border was a part of a larger, more chilling event that served one purpose and one purpose only, to show our enemies that our southern border had been compromised and the government...
  • Scott Walker: How I would cut Washington down to size

    07/27/2015 9:04:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-27-15 | Sarah Westwood
    Scott Walker is running for president hardened by four years of fighting for fiscal pragmatism and public sector reform as governor of Wisconsin. Those bruising battles, and his victories in them, underscore nearly every position he has staked out on the road he hopes will take him to the White House. He touts legislative accomplishments in a blue state, his defeat of militantly hostile unions, and his reversal of the state's budget deficit. Walker slashed wasteful spending by forming a special commission tasked with rooting out abuse, and forced the state government to publish its expenditures online. Candidates often talk...
  • Senators and Representative....

    07/27/2015 8:41:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27
    myself ^ | July 27, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    I posted earlier that I was going to post some items about my Senators and Reps....and hopefully I will be able to do this....this is just for information and to let people know how our government is being trashed...
  • Meet two Americans whose money was stolen by the IRS

    07/19/2015 6:15:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/15 | Herman Cain
    The IRS’s Ill-Gotten Gains I’ve told my story before of my dealings with the IRS – how they decided to audit me after I publicly criticized President Bill Clinton on national television and forced me to spend significant money on lawyers and accountants just to prove I had done nothing wrong. This is their game and they like to play it. There is no federal agency with more leeway to harass Americans who have broken no law and failed to pay no taxes. So it’s hardly new that the IRS treats people badly, although the targeting of conservative organizations that...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • When will Military Recruiting Centers be Armed? . . and other things.

    07/17/2015 10:17:21 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 34 replies
    self | July 17, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    Okay, enough already. It's rant time. Obama issues a 'Happy Ramadan' right after the four Marines were killed. How could you? Oh, I forgot. . 'I shall side with the Muslims. . . Any mention of arming the guys at our recruiting centers or our military bases? Nah, can't do that, it's against the narrative. But others are going to die! Sorry, against the anti-gun narrative. Obama signs a Nuke deal with Iran that guarantees they will get a nuke, (just a matter of time), and now he gives Iran a $150 Billion 'signing bonus' that will cost every American...
  • What do you think about these new food rules for sailors?

    07/17/2015 9:42:19 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    The Federlist Papers.org ^ | July 17, 2015 | The Federlist Papers
    Seriously, they are only allowing a choice between skim milk and soy milk? These people clearly don’t know much about nutrition
  • OPM hack shows what happens when governments get too big

    07/13/2015 6:36:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The hack at the Office of Personnel Management shows what happens when lax security gets combined with organizations or governments getting too big. CNN has a pretty interesting rundown on how the hackers may have found a way to get into OPM servers. One way involves figuring out which agency hasn’t had their servers updated in some time. Let’s say there is a U.S. government agency — Agency X — that does not update its server operating system software patches. We don’t know which agency it is because the federal government doesn’t want to reveal everything it knows to...
  • US Marshall employee(s) caught having sex on Federal courthouse roof

    07/10/2015 6:15:52 PM PDT · by apoliticalone · 28 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 7-10-15 | CBS
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Marshals Service says one of its employees was photographed having sex on the roof of a federal courthouse in Pennsylvania. A resident of a nearby apartment building who was concerned that there was a security breach snapped the pictures this week and sent them to WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, which alerted authorities. U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane issued a statement Thursday confirming the employee’s involvement. He said the matter is under investigation.
  • Why may the government ban businesses from saying “we won’t bake cakes for same-sex weddings”?

    07/07/2015 7:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/07/2015 | By Eugene Volokh
    The Oregon baker decision — which required a bakery to pay $135,000 to a same-sex couple for refusing to prepare a cake for their same-sex commitment ceremony — also ordered the bakers to: “…cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published, circulated, issued or displayed, any communication, notice, advertisement or sign of any kind to the effect that any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services or privileges of a place of public accommodation will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination will be made against, any person on account of...
  • Saluting a “Great Charter” of Liberty

    06/20/2015 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietly. “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty,” John Adams, our second president, wrote of July 4. “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Indeed it should. I also frequently urge people to reread our founding charter, the Declaration of Independence, which...
  • Judge To Oregon Bakers: No Free Speech For You [On top of the $135,000 fine]

    07/06/2015 11:57:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/06/2015 | Rachel Lu
    By decree of the great state of Oregon, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa must pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple whom they “mentally raped” by refusing to bake their wedding cake. This was expected, but the final judgment, handed down last Thursday, came with another twist. Aaron and Melissa Klein have also been given a “cease and desist” order, which effectively decrees they must refrain from stating their continued intention to abide by their moral beliefs. Land of the What-Was-That? Let’s be clear on why this is so sinister. There are times when speech rights conflict with other...
  • US company gives glimpse into future of government surveillance

    07/06/2015 11:47:57 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 39 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 7, 2015 | Staff
    A SMALL private firm in the US has developed a surveillance system of Orwellian proportions that could very well be the future of big brother. Thirty kilometres above a chosen city, a plane hangs out of sight of the thousands of people scurrying below — continuously circling the metropolis underneath. Every second, the plane takes a photo of the entire city and all the happenings within a 64sq km radius. The images are beamed down to a control centre where they create what is akin to a real-time Google map of everything taking place. When a crime occurs, teams of...