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  • The United States of SWAT? Military-style gov't units wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.

    04/18/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | John Fund
    Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundyís standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattleís grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundyís ranch. They shouldnít have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. Itís not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office...

    04/17/2014 9:59:31 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 95 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April 17, 2014 |
    As if the Obama administrationís purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run ďthe most transparent administration in historyĒ has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard. In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and...
  • Seven Reasons to Ignore Liberal Media Fearmongering, Keep Feds' Hands Off Preparing Your Tax Return

    04/17/2014 6:16:32 AM PDT · by celmak · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | 04/16/2014 | Ryan Ellis
    There has been the usual tax day-related glut of articles from liberal publications urging a federal takeover of the tax preparation business. As always, the ultra-left wing blog Pro Publica took the lead, followed predictably by outlets such as Slate, Vox, and Tax Analysts, as well as respectable news outlets like Bloomberg View and Yahoo!. The basic argument is always the same: the IRS has all this information on you anyway, so wouldn't it just be easier and better if they simply prepared your taxes for you? Wouldn't that be better than having to pay some rent-seeking middleman? This flawed...
  • Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy

    04/16/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/16/2014 | Business Insider
    The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report, "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" (PDF), used extensive policy data collected between 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the U.S. political system.
  • US oligarchy study: Eye-opening study reveals disturbing facts about the US

    04/16/2014 5:54:13 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 31 replies
    Jacksonville Top News Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Christian Savoy
    A first of its kind US oligarchy study yielded a rather troubling discovery and the results of the study are definitely cause for concern for most Americans. The US oligarchy study was conducted by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities and the study showed that the United States is not a republic in substance, but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority of Americans have virtually no impact on policy decisions, today's report from FDL explained.
  • The Case for a Little Sedition: We must remember that the government is our servant, not our master

    04/16/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    A great deal of the discussion about the Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada has focused on the legal questions ó the litigation between Mr. Bundy and the BLM, his eccentric (i.e., batzoid) legal rationales, etc. But as Rich Lowry and others have argued, this is best understood not as a legal proceeding but as an act of civil disobedience. John Hinderaker and Rich both are correct that as a legal question Mr. Bundy is legless. But that is largely beside the point. Of course the law is against Cliven Bundy. How could it be otherwise? The law was against Mohandas...
  • What Is Obamaís Foreign Policy?

    04/15/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 14 replies
    Ukraine appears to be on the brink of war. This after Russia more or less took Crimea and is staging anti-Ukrainian demonstrations in the eastern part of the country. Obamaís response to all of this has been economic sanctions on seven Russians and lofty rhetoric about the worldís position or something. In Syria, our Presidentís red line was ignored. The Presidentís response was to make threats and back down. Obama supported the Arab Spring in Egypt and cheered when the Muslim Brotherhood overthrew a long time ally. He has since done nothing despite his pals in the Brotherhood being thrown...
  • American Companies Think The Unthinkable ó Leaving The U.S.

    04/15/2014 5:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/15/2014
    Walgreen, America's venerable drug-store chain, is thinking the unthinkable: relocating to Europe. Not because it sees growth and opportunity there, but because of onerous taxes here in the U.S. It's an ominous trend. The Financial Times of London calls it "one of the largest tax inversions ever." That is, a company seeking to avoid punitive taxes in one market by moving to another. No doubt the FT is right. And after its recent $16 billion takeover of Swiss-based Alliance Boots, it would be easy for Walgreen to remake itself as a Swiss company. If it did, the Democratic Party's liberals...

    04/14/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2014 | By Wynton Hall
    New figures by the Congressional Budget Office released on Monday reveal that over the next 10 years the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will double to 78%. Over the last four decades America's average debt-to-GDP ratio was 39%. At the end of 2007, federal debt was just 35% of GDP. The CBO report says gross federal debt will soar from $17.7 trillion to $27 trillion over the next ten years. CBO warned of the dire consequences the nation's debt will have if gone unchecked. "Such high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences," says the report. "Federal spending on interest payments...
  • UKRAINE IS UNITED: President Turchynovís address to the people of Ukraine

    04/13/2014 7:16:59 PM PDT · by · 58 replies
    Euromaidan PR ^ | April 13, 2014 | Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov
    Address of the Acting President of Ukraine, Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to the People of Ukraine Dear fellow citizens! Today is a great Christian holiday ó the day of our Lordís entry into Jerusalem. When he entered the city, all greeted him with ďHosannasĒ and threw clothing and palm branches under his feet. And in a few days, these same people demanded his crucifixion. Unfortunately, today this celebration is marred by aggression and blood. One day ago, coordinated terrorist troops of the Russian Federation seized control of police and other administrative buildings in several cities...
  • A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

    04/13/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies ^ | 4/13/14 |
    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and AgenciesHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republican-led efforts to rein in government spending are pointless because there is nothing left to cut in the almost $4 trillion-a-year federal budget.ďThe cupboard is bare. Thereís no more cuts to make. Itís really important that people understand that,Ē Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNNís ďState of the Union.ĒSeptember 22, 2013
  • BLM Pulling Out!

    04/12/2014 9:39:30 AM PDT · by Aria · 318 replies
    Fox News | 4/12/14 | Fox News
    Just saw news flash - BLM is pulling out over concerns for safety.
  • Legislative wrap: Minimum wage, education funds successes in election-year General Assembly

    04/08/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/8/14 | Maria Wiering
    The Maryland Catholic Conference counts the boost in minimum wage and full funding of two programs benefiting nonpublic schools among its successes as the General Assembly adjourned April 7. Legislators passed a bill April 7 raising the stateís minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 incrementally by 2018. The final bill does not require, as earlier drafts did, that the wage be indexed to inflation. It also extended by one year the original proposalís timeline for the full wage increase to take effect. The MCC, which advocates for public policy on behalf of the stateís Catholic bishops, supported a general...
  • NYCís tanning salons inspected more regularly than abortion clinics

    04/07/2014 8:56:52 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/07/2014 | Carl Campanile
    The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New Yorkís abortion clinics ó with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal. Health inspectors regulate 25 diagnostic and treatment clinics and surgery centers that provide abortion services ó though pro-choice advocates say there are 225 abortion service providers in New York state. Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were inspected only twice or three times ó meaning once every four or six years. A total of just...

    04/06/2014 5:10:28 PM PDT · by · 2 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 4/6/2014 | Yuri Butusov, Contrib. Editor/Tsenzor.NET
    BING TRANSLATION: "And now I write for those talks: "Crimea is also passed, now hand over the South-East, nothing has changed!" explain what has changed. 1. foreign policy positions. Thanks to the courageous resistance of Ukraine in the Crimea has been the introduction of sanctions by Russia against the West in the second degree. Russia has huge economic losses to exceed the loss of Ukraine. Russia is in an economic blockade. At the beginning of the conflict in Crimea have negative forecasts from financial rating agencies, and Russia was a stable and prosperous nation, which wanted to "Save" us. Now...
  • Our Trip to Washington DC

    04/06/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 38 replies
    self | April 6, 2014 | Art in Idaho
    Was fantastic! It was very humbling in lots of respects but awe inspiring. Was first trip for me, second for my wife. Saw as much as we could in one week so thought I would share the highlights. Saw the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the first day. An absolute treasure trove of information and exhibits. American History Museum Welcome Video plus American History Museum interior photos plus The Star Spangled Banner. Then to The National Cathedral. A truly awesome sight plus a memorable service. Then had brunch with our nephew at Tedís Bulletin. A fun place. The Holocaust...
  • Obama Willing to Further Legitimize Marijuana (Really)

    04/04/2014 4:26:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Fri, Apr 4, 2014 | Dennis Romero
    The Obama administration today signaled that it was willing to work with Congress to move marijuana out of the federal outlaw-drug category known as Schedule I. Under that classification, shared with heroin, ecstasy and other narcotics, marijuana has no legitimate use whatsoever, even for medical research or patient treatment. Lower schedule status, such as II or III, gives drugs limited medical legitimacy. Today U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama's top cop, addressed a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing: We'd be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and reexamine how the...
  • Whatís the most expensive ingredient in beer? Taxes! (VIDEO)

    04/01/2014 3:38:43 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 2 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/1/2014 | Ian Huyett
    Obama's & His Dark Sayings; The Wrath of God On America
  • Have you ever had a Gun or Knife Stolen by the "Authorities"?

    04/01/2014 2:03:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Confiscated Guns at Auction Items confiscated by the TSA Has an authority figure ever used their power to steal something from you?† I have seen it most commonly with guns and knives, where people often do not know the precise law, and allow the theft as a form of low level extortion.† The trade off is clear: the authority figure ends up with your item, and they do not charge you with a crime.† My first experience with this occurred at about age 14.† I wasn't the victim.†† I received some of the spoils, but I was shocked by...
  • At 49 Percent Support, Obamacare Hits a High

    "Public support for the Affordable Care Act narrowly notched a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while criticism of Barack Obama's handling of the law's rollout - although still substantial - has eased from its peak last fall."
  • National Science Foundation funded climate change musical to tune of $700,000

    03/31/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Call it Climate Change: The Musical! The National Science Foundation has spent nearly $700,000 on a climate change-themed theatrical production, leaving some in Congress questioning if the organization's grant funds could be put to better use. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, questioned White House science czar John Holdren in a hearing last Thursday about the way the NSF is using taxpayer money -- including on the grants for the play, a New York production called "The Great Immensity." ďI support basic research, which can lead to discoveries that change our world, expand our horizons and save lives,Ē Smith, chairman of the...
  • Plato Lays Into Obama Administration

    03/31/2014 3:19:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      Or he would if here to witness this debacle...       The price of apathy in public affairs is to be ruled by evil men   Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men   Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment   Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws   Only the dead have seen the end of war   Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns   Ignorance, the root and...
  • 14-Year-Old: Governments Could Save $370 Million by Printing in a Different Font

    03/28/2014 5:37:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2014
    Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani found a way to save the federal and state governments almost $400 million from their yearly budgets just by changing the typeface they use on handouts. The best choice? Garamond! Mirchandaniís school was looking for ways to save money, but he noticed no one was paying attention to the ink used on its many handouts. He noticed that Hewlett-Packard printer ink is $75 an ounce, while an equivalent amount of French perfume is only $38. Here is how he came to the conclusion that Garamond is the best choice: Collecting random samples of teachers' handouts, Suvir concentrated...
  • Since When Does Federalism Contain an Exemption for Internet Gaming?

    03/26/2014 11:14:40 AM PDT · by 54fighting · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/26/14 | Neil McCabe
    As states like New Jersey, where it is now legal, and Massachusetts, where there is a move to legalize online gaming, Adelson is convinced that online gambling competes with his brick-and-mortar poker rooms. To this end, he is calling on the Congress, and specifically his Republican friends, to outlaw his competition. The ask has put Republicans in a precarious situation where they are forced to choose between philosophical principles, like federalism, and their opposition to crony capitalism against the obligation to hear out and support Adelson. Texas Gov. J. Richard ďRickĒ Perry, for instance, was once one of the leading...
  • Georgia Votes for Convention of States to Amend Constitution

    03/26/2014 10:33:58 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/7/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Georgia state legislature has passed a measure calling for a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution, a move long championed by many in the tea party movement. The action restricts the convention to topics of limiting the power of the federal government and establishing term limits for federal officials. Georgia's House voted 107-58 on Thursday to pass the measure, which previously had passed the state Senate. "An Article V Convention of States would provide an opportunity for the citizens of this great nation to restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government," Republican...
  • This type of logic is pretty much explains every post-Great Society liberal idea ever...

    03/26/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-26-14 | The Looking Spoon

    03/26/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING.. The 40ís.. THE EYES.. If an adult looked at you, you froze.. The 50ís.. THE SILENT TREATMENT.. If they stopped talking, you stopped asking, or else.. The 60ís.. THE COMMAND.. Sit down and Shut up, and that was the last straw.. The 70ís.. THE DISCUSSION.. Letís talk about this. The compromise.. The 80ís.. THE PAY-OFF.. If you stop, Iíll buy you.. The 90ís.. THE THREATS.. You told the school councilor WHAT? 2000ís.. ..† THE END.. You could do time Behind Bars for placing your kid in TIME OUT! YIKESDoes anyone have the number to a Bail...
  • Stateside Tricare Service Centers Closing April 1 link can't be posted see body

    03/25/2014 1:09:04 PM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies ^ | na | NA All stateside Tricare in-person service centers will be closing April 1, Tricare officials recently confirmed.
  • 78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote

    03/25/2014 12:06:48 PM PDT · by usconservative · 49 replies ^ | March 25th, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    Excerpted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 A federal judge last week upheld the right of states to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote. Voters continue to overwhelmingly support such a requirement. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. Thatís up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement. (
  • Slaughtered at the altar of government power

    There are 456 ďofficialĒ federal agencies, and many of these have bureaucracies within them. According to The Center for Small Government, just the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has 47 separate bureaucracies! Letís say the average, for the sake of time, is 40. Thatís 18,240 bureaucracies, and 700,000 (give or take) federal employees. There are 535 federal legislators in Congress who are elected to oversee, fund, and pass laws to regulate this morass. If we divided it up equally, thatís 42 bureaucracies per Congressman/woman, and 182 bureaucracies per Senator. Congress has roughly 200 committees to discuss all of these, and...
  • Why No One Minds His Own Business Anymore

    03/19/2014 8:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/19/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    When I was a kid -- which wasn't that long ago, given that I just turned 30 in January -- I recall hearing a popular phrase on the playground: "Mind your own business." MYOB reared its head whenever somebody threatened to rat out a fellow student for anything from harmless roughhousing to juvenile delinquency. The phrase is sometimes attributed to the First Epistle to the Thessalonians, a rough translation of which states: " ... make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,...
  • BP regains ability to do work for government (exempt LA RAT Landrieu jazzed)

    03/15/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 3/14/14 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    **SNIP** The new chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Sen. Mary Landrieu, praised the agreement. ďBP has rightly been held responsible in a court of law and should continue to make whole the individuals and businesses that were impacted by the oil spill, but barring them from entering new contracts on top of that amounted to double jeopardy and set a terrible precedent that I hope will not be repeated,Ē said Landrieu, D-La. ďThe good news is that BP will now be able to participate in next weekís lease sale that will bring much-needed revenue to Louisiana and other oil-producing...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Calls US Government ĎThreat to the Internetí

    03/13/2014 4:22:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Alyssa Newcomb
    Mark Zuckerberg lashed out at the government for its surveillance practices in a rant today on his Facebook page. ďWhen our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine weíre protecting you against criminals, not our own government.,Ē Zuckerberg wrote. Zuckerberg and other major tech CEOs have called on the Obama administration to be more transparent about spying efforts. The Facebook co-founder, 29, said he vented about his concerns in a phone call to the president. ďThe US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what theyíre doing,...
  • The government doesnít know how many empty buildings it owns ó just that theyíre costing us billions

    03/14/2014 6:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Ugghhh. Via The Hill: President Obama on Thursday urged Congress to ‚Äúdo even more‚ÄĚ on conservation projects after signing legislation protecting a 35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan‚Äôs coastline.‚ÄúThere are currently dozens of conservation proposals before Congress ¬ó many supported by Democrats and Republicans ¬ó that would protect important lands across the country and help grow our economy,‚ÄĚ Obama said in a statement.The Sleeping Bear Dunes conservation law was the first public lands designation by Congress in more than five years ¬ó the longest lawmakers had gone without making a wilderness designation in nearly 50 years.While urging lawmakers to take up...
  • Obama Deserves Share of Blame for Millennial Cynicism

    03/14/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In case you hadn't heard, young people these days -- aka "the millennials" -- are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted. According to a big study from the Pew Research Center, they are less attached to marriage, religion and political institutions than Gen Xers, baby boomers and the other demographic flavors journalists love to use. They like their friends, their digital "social networks" and their toys, and that's about it. Not even a majority will call themselves "patriotic." Probably more dismaying for liberals: Of any living generation, they are...
  • Regulating America To Death

    03/13/2014 3:26:15 PM PDT · by LD Jackson
    Political Realities ^ | 03/13/14 | LD Jackson
    Via TCOT Report'Is the Prosecution of ĎPocketknife Feloní Jordan Wiser about Electing Harold Specht to a Judgeship?'Many have read with outrage the story of 18 year old Jordan Wiser; a young man whose car was searched without permission at his vocational school, resulting in his expulsion, arrest, felony indictment, imprisonment, and separation from his beloved, terminally ill grandfather. The prosecutor in this case, Harold E Specht, Jr. has been quoted saying the reason for Wiserís arrest and felony prosecution centers on the discovery of a four-inch pocketknife, which was locked in the trunk, inside his EMT kit Ė a duffel...
  • Chinese Martyrs Brigade take credit for downed plane - why has the MSM ignored this?

    03/12/2014 6:33:32 PM PDT · by King Kong McCoy ^ | 3-10-14 | Staff reporter
    ¬ďMake Jobs, Not Propaganda¬Ē President Obama¬ís income inequality campaign ¬Ė the centerpiece of his effort to save vulnerable Democrats from the Obamacare disaster ¬Ė is fast losing steam in the face of raw facts and political reality. The President wandered up to Connecticut the other day to sing the praises of a minimum wage increase with friendly Democratic governors who have moved to raise the minimum wage in their states. His refrain was familiar. ¬ďIt¬ís time to give America a raise,¬Ē Obama said. ¬ďIt¬ís not bad business to do right by your workers; it¬ís good business.¬Ē As usual, the president...
  • What happened to the American Dream?

    03/12/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 12, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Is the American Dream becoming her nightmare?[youtube] Video linkLife, liberty and the pursuit of happiness property were once major components of a widely held American dream. We were to be in control of our own lives, with liberty to pursue by lawful means whatever we desired -- not to have it provided by a benign, all-knowing and increasingly powerful Government and not to be told how, where or when we were to be allowed to pursue it. [youtube] Video linkWith increasing power, Government and media can mold our individual dreams to the extent that those counter to the†prevailing...
  • Welcome to the Obama world

    03/12/2014 7:20:41 AM PDT · by CMAC51 · 7 replies
    Straight from the mouth of an Obama believer.
  • Georgia Republican Senate hopeful in í06: Ďsolutioní to uninsured Ďhas to be at the federal levelí

    03/10/2014 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Reagan is King · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:42 AM 03/10/2014 | Alexis Levinson
    In 2006, Georgia Republican and Senate hopeful David Perdue said that the way to the large number of unemployed Americans needed to be dealt with at a ďfederal levelĒ and could not be left to the states. At a meeting of the Retail Industry Leaders Association in 2006, Perdue, then the CEO of Dollar General, lamented the high number of uninsured people, the Dallas Morning News and Retailing Today reported at the time. ďItís a tragedy that so many people are uninsured,Ē Perdue said of health insurance, according to a Dallas Morning News article from Oct. 17, 2006. Read more:...
  • The American Flag Daily: Hamilton's Federalist Papers

    03/10/2014 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 10, 2014 | FlagBearer
    It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulged, or undergo such incessant changes, that no man who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. -Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 62
  • The Tyrant in the Gray Flannel Suit

    03/07/2014 9:43:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Traditional American distrust of the centralized state is based on some lessons learned the hard way.Russiaís takeover of Crimea is already so complete that commercial flights to Kiev from the regionís main airport, located outside Simferopol, the regional capital 50 miles from Sevastopol, now leave from the international terminal instead of the domestic one as they did until last week. The shift suggests that Kiev and the rest of Ukraine are now classified as foreign territory. New York Times, March 6, 2014 There is no one who can be trusted with political power. Lord Actonís famous epigram ó ďPower corrupts,...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin goes OTR with Greta 3-7-2014

    03/07/2014 7:09:00 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | March 7, 2014 | sarahnettoo
    Sarah with Greta On the Record. Very interesting. She gearing up for her speech tomorrow. Video here.
  • Why Only 24% Younger Signups In ObamaCare Might Be Worse Than You Think

    03/04/2014 11:31:52 PM PST · by Petro · 15 replies
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | February 28, 2014 | George B
    Why Only 24% Younger Signups In ObamaCare Might Be Worse Than You Think According to Health and Human Services, the current health exchange pricing of monthly premiums is based on the assumption that 38% of those enrolled would be young and healthy individuals between the ages of 18 and 34. Otherwise, the costs would necessarily jump because there won't be enough healthy people to offset the cost of covering the older and sicker of our population. When the latest enrollment numbers were released, we learned that only 24% of the enrollees were in that critical younger healthier group; a near...
  • U.S. Government's New Way Of Calculating GDP: Would become 3% bigger due to a change in statistics

    03/01/2014 5:32:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 04/24/2013
    In March 2013, the U.S. government invented a new way of calculating GDP. The Financial Times reported that starting from July 2013, U.S. GDP would become 3% bigger due to a change in statistics. As this adjustment in GDP calculation is pretty significant, I will discuss the new items in the U.S. GDP, what the consequences are and how investors should act on this revision in statistics.GDP = private consumption + gross investment + government spending + (exports ‚ąí imports), orThe government made a significant change in the gross investment number (I), which now includes R&D spending, art, music, film...
  • Celebrate Gay Marriageóor Else: Why is Government Coercion Necessary?

    02/28/2014 6:57:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Future historians will likely be flummoxed by the moment weíre living in. In what amounts to less than a blink of an eye in the history of Western civilization, homosexuality has gone from a diagnosed mental disorder to something to be celebrated ó or else. Indeed, the rush to mandatory celebration is so intense, refusal is now considered tantamount to a crime. And, in some rare instances, an actual crime if the right constable or bureaucrat concludes that you have uttered ďhate speech.Ē Or, if you refuse to bake a gay couple a cake for their wedding. That was...
  • Universities Want More Money

    02/28/2014 6:50:24 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | February 28, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A team of researchers from Penn looked at the condition of higher education and came to about the same conclusion that academics usually come to when pressed to make a self-examination: Universities need more money. ¬ďThe years before 2000 saw relatively few attempts to compare states¬í performance in higher education,¬Ē Joni E. Finney, Laura W. Perna and Patrick M. Callan write in their report. ¬ďThe Measuring Up series of state report cards, published from 2000 to 2008, called attention to how state higher education systems stacked up against the best¬Ė‚Äźperforming states and, later, against international standards.¬Ē ¬ďThese state reports focused...
  • Itís true: Government agents are infiltrating online communities

    02/26/2014 5:22:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 2/26/14 | Glenn Beck
    If you have been following Glenn since his days at Fox News, you may remember the expose he did on Obama Ďregulatory czarí Cass Sunstein and his nudge theory. One of Sunsteinís more disturbing ideas involved government operatives infiltrating online communities in order to disseminate false information. As Glenn describes it, the goal was to ďpose, infiltrate, and discredit.Ē Anyone who actually took Sunsteinís words at face value were mocked and labeled conspiracy theorists. But, as it turns out, it was all true. ďThe English version of the NSA is the GCHQÖ The English NSA has now revealed that thatís...
  • Yes! Iím Running for Office! Vote Jackson! [Ex-Saturday Night Live Star]

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    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
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