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  • List of Islamic Terror Attacks from the first part of 2015

    11/30/2015 11:30:31 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    This is part of the list of Islamic attacks that have taken place since September 11th. The entries on this list are from the first part of 2015 only. You may need to scroll down to view the attacks for this period. Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 26,008 deadly terror attacks since 9/11. And Obama can't say Islamic Terrorism! To view religiously-motivated Islamic terrorist attacks for other years, go to the main page and follow the links. This is an amazing list. I had no idea this was going on so frequently throughout the world. We hear about...
  • How Uncle Sam chases away US jobs

    11/30/2015 7:17:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/30/2015 | By Paul Mueller and Brian Brenberg
    The Treasury Department released new rules last week to stop the steady stream of American companies relocating overseas to reduce their tax bills. But instead of fixing the cause of the problem -- one of the highest corporate-tax rates in the world -- the government is creating new ones by introducing retroactive penalties that undermine the rule of law. Treasury's latest rule changes come as New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer finalizes negotiations with Ireland-based Allergan for a merger that will headquarter the combined firm in Ireland. Pfizer will join a growing list of companies that have recently moved their headquarters...
  • Obama Compares Syrian Refugees to Mayflower Pilgrims, Administration Says States Can't Block Them

    11/26/2015 5:21:27 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 71 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015, 11:44 AM ET | By JOHN PARKINSON BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    President Obama used his weekly address to appeal to families counting their blessings on Thanksgiving, reminding Americans that the holiday isn’t only about turkey but a tribute to the deep immigration history that led to the nation’s founding. In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land, Obama says. Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need. The Obama administration said Wednesday that states can't legally block the...
  • Most of the U.S. Job Hunting Takes Place Online Now. That's a Problem For Many.

    11/24/2015 5:16:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 23 Nove 15 | By Amy X. Wang
    In the US, the internet has become a job seeker's most important resource. People are researching, finding, and applying to jobs online with relative ease. A Pew Research Center report released Thursday (Nov. 19) shows most American adults who have looked for a job in the last two years turned to online resources more than they used personal and professional connections, employment agencies, ads, or job fairs, the traditional avenues of a career hunt. A third of respondents used social media to either research or look for a job. Relocating job hunting to the internet is an obvious outcome,...
  • Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys

    11/22/2015 10:02:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | John Solomon
    When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. The invite, distributed across the agency’s official email system, had all the rah-rah of a playoff game. “Celebrate a championship year!” it declared. Even the regular office dress policy was relaxed. “Show your team spirit and wear your favorite sports or club theme gear and come and enjoy tailgating favorites like dips, chili, chicken wings, nachos and more game-day grub,” the invite said.
  • Stop mocking “safe spaces”: What the Mizzou & Yale backlash is really about

    11/19/2015 1:58:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Salon ^ | November 18, 2015 | Brittney Cooper, teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Recent student protests at Mizzou, Georgetown, Yale and other campuses across the country have reignited national conversations about whether the right to freedom of speech should be defended more than the right of students of color not to endure racially charged verbal harassment on college campuses. At Yale, much of this debate has pivoted around an administrative suggestion that students be mindful of the potential racial and cultural insensitivity of their choice in Halloween costumes. After Black students demanded that administrators be more responsive to their concerns, a group of people identifying themselves as "students, faculty, alumni, and other concerned...
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • Why the leftists propagandized that Texas homeschool case will scare you to death

    11/17/2015 12:18:03 PM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    The American Vision ^ | 11/16/15 | Dr. Joel McDurmon
    Homeschoolers, you need to read this. Last week I posted the true story behind the media lies about the El Paso Independent School District’s attack on the McIntyre homeschool family. Now I realize why they were doing so, and the legal implications are actually quite frightening. What it boils down to is an attempt by the left to get courts to allow the school district officials to have immunity from lawsuits when they break the law harassing and persecuting homeschoolers. If this can be achieved in Texas, it could set a precedent for this type of harassment nationwide. The case...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

    11/12/2015 7:23:08 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 18 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | November 10, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” ― Theodore Roosevelt America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe when he or she assumes office. He will also inherit a shadow government, one that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country. To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments. The first shadow government, referred to as COG or continuity of government, is made...
  • How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move

    11/10/2015 3:02:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 11/6/15 (updated 11/9) | Jana Winter
    THE RECENT EXPANSION of Google’s Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users’ location history data, allowing them in many cases to track a person’s every move over the course of years, according to a report recently circulated to law enforcement.“The personal privacy implications are pretty clear but so are the law enforcement applications,” according to the document, titled “Google Timelines: Location Investigations Involving Android Devices,” which outlines the kind of information investigators can now obtain.The Timeline allows users to look back at their daily movements on a map; that same information is also potentially of interest to law enforcement. “It is now...
  • Lou Dobbs: It’s Time to Resuscitate the Middle Class

    11/09/2015 3:28:10 PM PST · by citizen · 19 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 09, 2015 | Lou Dobbs
    Tuesday’s Republican debate will be focusing on economic issues, including how to restore prosperity to this country for all Americans, how to strengthen our middle class and create more good-paying jobs. On Friday, we found out that the economy added 271,000 jobs in October with the unemployment rate falling to 5%. But those numbers don't reflect reality for millions of Americans still struggling to find a job. The number of Americans who are currently working or actively looking for work is at 62.4%, the lowest level since 1977. Median household income has actually fallen since President Obama took office in...
  • Oregon County Allows Sheriff to Void Gun Control Laws If He Thinks They’re Unconstitutional

    11/09/2015 9:06:44 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/6/15 | Natalie Johnson
    Nearly a month after a tragic mass shooting shook Umpqua Community College, a rural Oregon county roughly two hours west of the school passed a measure directing the sheriff to bypass state and federal gun laws if he judges them unconstitutional. Coos County residents smoothly approved the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance on Tuesday with more than 60 percent voting for its passage. The ordinance bars public employees from using county funds to enforce any laws the sheriff deems unconstitutional. It also prohibits enforcement of Oregon’s recent law requiring background checks on private gun transfers, including transactions between friends. County employees...
  • Police officer who sued to keep vanity license plate that read 'OINK' loses his case in Indiana

    11/07/2015 3:46:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/06/15
    Police officer who sued to keep vanity license plate that read 'OINK' loses his case in Indiana Supreme Court as it rules the placards are 'government speech' Indiana's highest court ruled Friday that state officials had the right to deny a police officer an 'offensive' vanity license plate that said 'OINK.' The unanimous Indiana Supreme Court decision found that messages on state-issued license plates amount to government speech, not constitutionally protected personal speech. It cited a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that found Texas hadn't violated free speech rights by refusing to issue specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle...
  • America’s Union – Have We Lost the Cause?

    11/07/2015 7:40:45 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 26 replies
    Barbwire ^ | November 4, 2015 | Dr. Alan Keyes
    Abraham Lincoln was right when he evoked “the proposition that all men are created equal” as a necessary prerequisite for what he described as “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Regrettably, though “equality” has become a byword in the discussion of political justice in the United States, the very idea of creation has been systematically hunted down and driven from the political arena. It has been stigmatized as a religious imposition that violates what is alleged to be the U.S. Constitution’s demand for “the separation of Church and State”. Of course, no such requirement is imposed...
  • Legal Recourse Discussion Thread Regarding the Muslim Invasion

    11/06/2015 10:33:53 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 40 replies
    November 6, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    Pursuant discussion on the Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse thread, and primarily from the comments of combat_boots and others, I thought it would be an idea to have a "grand central station" area to discuss ideas of ways and means to combat the Muslim invasion. I'm going to encapsulate the main ideas from the other thread, lay them out here and hope everyone "thinks on it", contacts attorneys you know, get their ideas and see if we can have a central area for reference. Hopefully, attorney FReepers will chime in and maybe the talk show hosts...
  • Largest Police Union Cautions Quentin Tarantino: We've Got a Surprise Coming for You

    11/06/2015 10:02:42 AM PST · by familyop · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/5/2015 | Ryan Parker, Pamela McClintock
    Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, would not go into any detail about what is being cooked up for the Hollywood director, but he did tell THR: "We'll be opportunistic."...The FOP, based in Washington, D.C., consists of more than 330,000 full-time, sworn officers. According to Pasco, the surprise in question is already "in the works," and will be in addition to the standing boycott of Tarantino's films, including his upcoming movie The Hateful Eight. "Something is in the works, but the element of surprise is the most important element," says Pasco. "Something could happen anytime between...
  • Earth Is An Oil-Producing Machine — We're Not Running Out

    11/06/2015 6:52:01 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 14 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 11/04/2015 | KERRY JACKSON
    Engineering and Technology Magazine reported this week that BP — the company that once wanted to be known as "Beyond Petroleum" rather than "British Petroleum" — is saying "the world is no longer at risk of running out of resources." "[A]ccessible oil and gas reserves will almost double by 2050," Engineering and Technology said. A BP official told the magazine that "energy resources are plentiful. Concerns over running out of oil and gas have disappeared." Things are so good, in fact, that Engineering and Technology says "with the use of the innovative technologies, available fossil fuel resources could increase from...
  • Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse.

    11/04/2015 8:10:31 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 91 replies
    Raw Story ^ | November 4, 2015 | Travis Gettys
    An Idaho militia group protested the arrival of Syrian refugees by issuing dark warnings based on anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. The III% Idaho group rallied Monday outside the statehouse in Boise, where about 100 anti-government activists, many wearing flak jackets and other armor, waved American flags and banners promoting their pro-gun militia group, reported Hatewatch. "This isn't some made-up crap we're spewing out here, like they're leading you to believe across the way," shouted Brandon Curtiss, president of the right-wing group. Actually, "made-up crap" describes a lot of what the III% Idaho group is spewing. The group has been protesting the...
  • It’s About We the People, Not They the Government

    10/31/2015 11:20:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The fight is not over, and we are winning battles here and there. The problem was that more of us needed to start fighting in the first place I am not happy about what I am seeing in Washington. Frankly, I believe everyone feels this way. It’s about time that more people felt angry with Washington DC backroom deals, big business bailouts, and big labor cronyism. Then again, I am not happy about being unhappy. Too many people in this country were NOT angry. They were not even paying attention to what was going on, or they turned a blind...
  • 90-year-old woman told to remove blouse and bra during TSA search

    10/29/2015 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies
    News 7 ^ | October 28, 2015 | News 7
    PORTLAND, OR -- The TSA says it's investigating an incident where a 90-year-old woman was forced to strip after setting off body scanners. Alan Charney told ABC affiliate KATU-TV that his mother Harriette went through the full body scanner at Portland International Airport when the alarm went off. TSA agents quickly pulled her aside. "It was obvious they were going into a search," Charney said. "But I presumed they were just going to sort of pat her down."
  • Congress Planning to Close Social Security Loopholes

    10/29/2015 6:55:32 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 29 Oct 15 | Staff
    When Congress passed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act in 2000, it introduced a new concept called “voluntary suspension” of benefits, allowing those who had already started Social Security benefits to stop their payments and earn delayed retirement credits. In the process, however, the new voluntary suspension rules unleashed several additional Social Security claiming strategies, including various “claim now, claim more later” tactics involving File-and-Suspend and Restricted Applications for spousal benefits. Those may be going away. Under this week’s two-year budget agreement between Congressional leaders and the White House, Congress will close these loopholes in the Social Security rules....
  • Fear of the Walking Dead: The American Police State Takes Aim

    10/29/2015 5:15:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 10-26-15 | John W. Whitehead
    The zombie narrative, popularized by the hit television series The Walking Dead, in which a small group of Americans attempt to survive in a zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic world where they’re not only fighting off flesh-eating ghouls but cannibalistic humans, plays to our fears and paranoia. Yet as journalist Syreeta McFadden points out, while dystopian stories used to reflect our anxieties, now they reflect our reality, mirroring how we as a nation view the world around us, how we as citizens view each other, and most of all how our government views us. Fear the Walking Dead—AMC’s new spinoff of its popular...
  • Google wants to monitor your mental health. Plan to monitor search history and report to gov't

    10/28/2015 7:15:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 72 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Kirkup
    Telegraph.co.uk Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind Yes, you should tell the computer what you're thinking By James Kirkup 6:24PM GMT 28 Oct 2015 The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary Next week, Dr Tom Insel leaves his post as head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, a job that made him America’s top mental health doctor. Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems...
  • Ben Carson's Quiet Health Care Revelation: Big Government Still Has a Role

    10/28/2015 7:53:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2015 | By Ann Kane and M. Catharine Evans
    A huge chunk of the U.S. economy is tied up in health care ($3.8 trillion annually). Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson doesnt stray far from big governments role, and suggests taking the money thats already there and redistributing it into new programs. What is Carsons health reform plan? The presidential candidates position pivots on four main points: health savings accounts, catastrophic insurance, keeping Medicare and removing the middleman, aka bureaucrats and/or insurance companies. If you listen to Carson, you soon find his overall ideas havent changed much from many years ago, but he has fine-tuned details over time. For example,...
  • Politics: Looming 2-year budget deal: Spending hikes now, cuts down the road

    10/27/2015 7:39:34 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Youve heard this one before and youre about to hear it again. Congressional Republicans make a deal with President Obama that ostensibly cuts federal spending. Thats what the headlines will proclaim. But in reality, the budget deal - which in this case looks to be in effect for two years - will raise spending in the short term and save all the supposed cuts for the out years. Ever wonder when those out years are going to arrive? Ha! Well have hoverboards first. Real ones. But for now weve got something that will allow John Boehner to get out of...
  • GE admits theyll move plant out of the country even if Ex-Im bank reopens

    10/26/2015 1:21:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The real news in this story probably isn’t the subject of the Ex-Im Bank (which has some Republicans sneaking around with Democrats in an effort to reopen it) or even General Electric. This is a case study in how the media reports on relatively wonky subjects in an effort to bend public opinion in a progressive direction. In a very lengthy article at the New York Times we learn about the sad closing of yet another GE plant, this one located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They manufacture huge industrial engines there which can sell for more than a million dollars.The...
  • Michael Savage: 'We've LOST the BATTLE'

    10/26/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 23, 2015 | Michael Savage
    A major battle in a war over the future of Western civilization has been lost as millions of migrants from the Middle East who largely oppose Judeo-Christian values and have no intention of assimilating flood the United States, Britain, France, Germany and other nations, talk-radio host Michael Savage told his listeners Tuesday. Savage said he received an email from someone he described as "far smarter than I am" and "farseeing." "He said to me, 'It's over.'" Paraphrasing the email, Savage said that what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "doing to Germany, what the weakling is doing to England, what the...
  • DOJ Will Seek to Prosecute Individuals for Their Role in the (2008) Crisis

    10/25/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    DS News ^ | 10/26/2015 | DS News
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo on Thursday containing new guidelines stating that it will pursue the prosecution of individual employees, and not just their companies, for their role in precipitating the financial crisis in 2008. Many have wondered why the DOJ has not previously made the prosecution of these individuals a priority while the Department has entered into multi-billion dollar settlements with the nation's largest banks in the last two years.
  • Video shows blasts at nuclear waste dump site that shut down U.S. 95

    10/25/2015 9:58:44 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 10/22/2015 | Keith Rogers
    A video of Sunday's explosions that preceded a fire in a state-owned radioactive waste trench at the US Ecology site 10 miles south of Beatty shows white smoke emanating from the soil before the ground erupts, shooting debris and more white smoke into the air. The 40-second cellphone video, released Thursday by the Nevada Department of Public Safety two days after the Las Vegas Review-Journal had requested it, was taken from a berm atop Trench No. 11 overlooking the soil cap of Trench No. 14. Trench No. 14 is where containers of low-level radioactive waste were buried in part of...
  • Britains Insanely Expensive & Utterly Pointless Wind Power Fiasco Exposed

    10/23/2015 4:56:04 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 13 replies
    Independent study ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Homewood
    Yet another study showing why the renewables, in this case wind are not a viable source of electricity. Here it is in raw numbers, the variability, low reliability and nondispactibility that are the hallmarks of renewable energy. what doesnt appear on this report are the consequences, in lost business and higher electric rates.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 - Best Scene (About Governments)

    10/22/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Josie Wales: Governments dont live together. People live together. Governments dont give you a fair word or a fair fight. Ive come here to give you either one. Or get either one from you Im saying that men can live together without butchering one another A great classic movie scene all Freepers can appreciate. Josey Wales is a former Confederate States of America fighter moving out West after the war between the States and wanted by the Union. The Calvary is in pursuit of him. Anyway here is his conversation with the Comanches. Find it interesting at the end of...
  • Things Are Getting Scary: Global Police, Precrime and the War on Domestic Extremists [1984]

    10/22/2015 7:34:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 10/20/2015 | John W. Whitehead
    Are you afraid that the government is plotting to confiscate your firearms? Do you believe the economy is about to collapse and the government will soon declare martial law? Do you display an unusual number of political and/or ideological bumper stickers on your car? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be an anti-government extremist (a.k.a. domestic terrorist) in the eyes of the police. As such, you are now viewed as a greater threat to America than ISIS or al Qaeda. Let that sink in a moment. If you believe in and exercise your rights...
  • Colorado state pension plan to miss full-funding target by 14 years [ PERA ]

    10/20/2015 7:38:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Monica Mendoza
    Colorados pension plan is on track to be fully funded by 2055 14 years after the 2041 target date set by the Colorado Legislature in 2010. Now, lawmakers will need to decide if they want to stick to the 2041 target date, or agree that it will take longer than they planned for the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association to have the money to pay for the promised benefits to PERAs 529,000. The probability of the financial projections, as well as other variables, were discussed today with members of the Colorado Legislative Audit Committee, who heard the results of...
  • Secret GAO Reports

    10/18/2015 8:13:45 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 4 replies
    freegovinfo ^ | October 16, 2015 | James A Jacobs
    Steven Aftergood says that The Government Accountability Office this week quietly published a list of titles of its restricted reports that have not been publicly released because they contain classified information or controlled unclassified information. GAO Posts Titles of Restricted Reports by Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists, Secrecy News (Oct.16, 2015).
  • Liberal Logic in Soaking the Rich: They believe the paychecks of the 1% belong to the government

    10/17/2015 7:50:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/17/2015 | Rick Moran
    Interesting piece in the New York Times by Patricia Cohen about how easy it would be to raise taxes on the “1%” in order to see tens of billions of additional revenue for the government.I had to read this twice to make sure it wasn’t a parody. The top 1 percent on average already pay roughly a third of their incomes to the federal government, according to a Treasury Department analysis that takes into account the entire menu of taxes — including income tax, payroll taxes that fund Medicare and Social Security, estate and gift taxes, excise and custom...

    10/16/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by paratrooper82 · 35 replies
    Self | 10-16-2015 | Paratrooper82
    For years Americans have warned other Americans about the government confiscating their firearms, taking their property rights away under the guise of climate change (agenda 21) and have built secret reeducation prisons around the United States to imprison Americans who do not support this out of control government. Of course these Americans were called black helicopter conspiracy nuts and the tinfoil crowd just to name a few of the disparaging name calling.
  • Survey of Consumer Expectations - October 2015 From New York Federal Reserve Bank research

    10/13/2015 12:55:22 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies
    http://www.newyorkfed.org/ ^ | http://www.newyorkfed.org/
    Inflation expectations, as well as median one-year ahead expected growth in the costs of several commodities (food, housing, medical, college education) are all at or near their lowest levels since the start of the survey in June 2013. Median earnings growth and household spending growth expectations decreased sharply from the prior month. Median expected spending growth is more than a percentage point below its June 2015 level and has reached a new series low.
  • FYI to all FReepers! New Driving Tricks to get you to Stop! Important!

    10/12/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 93 replies
    Art in Idaho | October 10, 2015 | Unknown
    About Eggs Mixed with Water... It could save your Life Warning #1: A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN: SITUATION.. While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised...
  • "It's Over For Me" Matt Drudge Warns Public "You're A Pawn In The 'Ghetto-isation'" Of The Web

    10/10/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-10-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/09/2015 The very foundation of the free Internet is under severe threat from copyright laws that could ban independent media outlets, according to Matt Drudge. "I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge, warning web users that they were being pushed "pawn-like" into the cyber "ghettos" of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. As DCClothesline.com reports, During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said...
  • Government On Hiring Spree As Private Job Gains Fade

    10/09/2015 3:33:55 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    Government is again behind the curve in adapting to changes in the economy, ramping up hiring even as weakening global demand prompts private employers to tap the brakes. If the trend continues, governments could find themselves with more staff than they can afford and eventually a new cycle of budget shortfalls and painful cutbacks. The slowdown in China and other economies has knocked the wind out of exports and commodity prices and slowed private-sector hiring to its weakest level in more than three years. But state and local governments are adding jobs at the fastest pace since the recession....
  • The Uni-partys 2016 Election Strategy

    10/08/2015 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 19 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 23, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
    The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC. Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors. It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary. The Obama strategy is stretch out the...
  • Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates

    10/05/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    A member of Congress estimated to me that out of 84-86 new GOP members who swept the House in the GOP takeover of 2010, there are only about only four to five left who remain conservative. It is a well-known fact that candidates running for Congress as conservatives frequently become moderates; compromising on many issues they vowed to stand principled on. There are several discernible explanations why: It’s easy to get support when you’re promising Santa Claus goodies, you get more favorable coverage from the left-leaning media (and hence better reelection chances), you get invited to all the cool cocktail...
  • Minnesota Man Arrested, Sentenced to 6-Months in Jail for Having a Windmill On His Property

    10/05/2015 10:36:03 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 69 replies
    The free thought project ^ | October 3, 2015 | By John Vibes
    Orono, MN For more than a year, we have been following the story of a Minnesota man, Jay Nygard, who is routinely risking jail time because he refuses to remove a wind turbine from his property. Nygard has been in and out of court over the years, and despite a short-lived victory in October, he was recently back in front of a judge facing a contempt of court charge for refusing a court order to remove the turbines from his property. He did eventually remove the turbines, leaving only the cement bases because removing them would cause structural damage...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves. From the timesfreepress.com:Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West, he wrote.While this is not the time for widespread panic, Ramsey added, it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Obama: There Will Be a Government Shutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmas

    10/03/2015 5:29:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 3, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his Weekly Address today, resident Barack Obama warned that there will be another government shutdown threat two weeks before Christmas and said he will not sign a short-term spending bill. The continuing resolution that Congress passed this week runs until Dec. 11. If resident Obama does not sign the spending bill Congress sends him to fund the government after that date, Obama will shut down the government. The government will not be funded until Obama signs an appropriations bill passed by Congress. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government...
  • Its nearly impossible to get fired at the DEA (or the rest of the government)

    09/28/2015 7:53:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    USA Today has a revealing, if disgusting, report this week which shows just how great it can be to land a government job these days, at least in some quarters of the establishment. At the Drug Enforcement Agency, for example, it’s nearly impossible to be terminated from your job for things such as being late for work, failure to correctly fill out your time sheet, parking in the wrong spot, running an illegal drug ring of your own or having sex parties with prostitutes.Wait a minute… what were those last two again? The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed...
  • Pope Francis says government workers have the right to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/28/2015 7:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the US today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience. Thus, the pontiff directly injected himself into the KimDavis controversy - the Kentucky clerk who went to jail because she refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Reuters: Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience. Speaking...
  • Feds new college scorecard excludes top conservative, Christian colleges

    09/25/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 09/25/2015 | VIVIAN HUGHBANKS
    Hillsdale, Grove City colleges among those snubbed by Department of Education The new “College Scorecard” released by the Department of Education and the White House that ranks universities excluded several institutions widely considered among the best conservative colleges in the nation: Hillsdale and Grove City colleges. The feds claimed Hillsdale, which offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum grounded in Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions, does not grant enough bachelor degrees to be ranked, while Grove City – a staunchly Christian institution – was snubbed because it refuses federal funding. The “College Scorecard” was released last week and is a collection of...
  • Homeland Security finally gets cracking to register Hillary voters

    09/23/2015 12:59:48 PM PDT · by tje · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | 11:57am | Michelle Malkin
    Theres only one time when you can depend on the chronically backlogged, recklessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security to perform smoothly: election season. While hundreds of thousands of visa overstayers and deportation fugitives remain on the loose, federal bureaucrats at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are hastily recruiting tens of thousands of foreigners for the Obama administrations new U.S. citizenship and immigrant civic integration campaign. For the past week, the agency has staged more than 200 naturalization ceremonies for more than 36,000 new citizens. In partnership with the Interior Department (the same one that blocked American veterans from...