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  • 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 · 45 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...
  • Wife of Pastor Who Worked for Billy Graham Resigns County Clerk Position Over Gay Marriage

    07/04/2015 5:26:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Following the Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least two county court clerks in Mississippi and Arkansas have already resigned because they will not comply with the court's ruling, while other clerks across the nation have had differing responses to the ruling. On Tuesday, Linda Barnette, a circuit court clerk in Grenada County, Mississippi, announced her resignation and explained that it was due to the fact that the Supreme Court's ruling conflicted with her Christian belief that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Barnette, who held her...
  • Can You Answer The 21 Questions That Every American Should Know?

    07/04/2015 8:42:45 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 81 replies
    PlayBuzz ^ | July 2, 2015 | Cameron Plank
    Quiz is at the linkie. Every FReeper needs to pass this or go home. My daughter showed me this. Have a glorious 4th.
  • What the Declaration of Independence Really Claimed

    07/04/2015 8:16:42 AM PDT · by unlearner · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Randy Barnett
    Today, while all Americans have heard of the Declaration of Independence, all too few have read more than its second sentence. Yet the Declaration shows the natural rights foundation of the American Revolution and provides important information about what the founders believed makes a constitution or government legitimate. It also raises the question of how these fundamental rights are reconciled with the idea of “the consent of the governed,” another idea for which the Declaration is famous. When reading the Declaration, it is worth keeping in mind two very important facts. The Declaration constituted high treason against the Crown. Every...
  • Marriage: A Ceremony Complicated By Government Interference!

    06/30/2015 5:36:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Take government out of the equation and offer up "Civil Unions," "Free Choice" and "Benefit Distribution Licenses." The Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage is the new norm. But the real question is, should the government have any say in what constitutes marriage at all? What if there was a way to stop the controversy? What if we took government out of the business of marriage completely? We have seen, over the past 6 years, government remove any signs of “Faith” from our schools, our government offices, our memorials, our military and our foreign policy. But why then, are...
  • Sundays will never be the same

    06/28/2015 6:37:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    While the witch-hunt against Confederate flags, statues, paintings and even stained glass windows continues to distract the masses, it’s really the churches Big Government most covet Now that Gay Day June 26th has come to pass, and Barack Obama had the White House flooded in the colours of the gay rainbow, Sundays will never be the same. Sunday, that is, as the day Christians come to church to worship the Creator. The progressives want Sunday, and as sure as Lucifer is now calling the shots, they will be coming for it. Sunday, the day of rest, will ultimately become the...
  • Afraidfortherepublic (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    vanity | 6-27-15 | self -- vanity
    Back in the olden days, when I first joined FRee Republic; when I no longer could stand to lurk anymore and had to comment, I chose afraidfortherepublic as my screen name. We were in the heart of the Clinton impeachment scandals (1998). Also the Elian Gonzalez saga. The screen name seemed appropriate. Some people thought it was too long, and they call me AFTR for short. After W was sworn in, a number of other FReepers encouraged me to change my screen name, but I declined because I still feared for the future of the Republic. Jes' sayin' that the...
  • Canada legalized gay marriage ten years ago-Here's what to expect next, America(Owellian Left)

    06/27/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 28 replies
    In Canada, same sex marriage was legalized a decade ago, and that ushered in changes to Canadian society, large and small. Laws will have to be re-written, for one thing; words like "husband" and "wife" have to be removed, along with the phrase "natural parent." But there's much more...
  • How the Redefinition of Marriage Serves the Government Leviathan

    06/26/2015 10:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | By C. C. Pecknold
    THIS ARTICLE WAS FROM TWO DAYS AGO. IT IS JUST AS RELEVANT NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS MADE ITS DECISION The Supreme Court next week will hand down a decision on whether the Constitution provides citizens the right to same-sex marriage. As recently reported in the New York Times, Jeb Bush pledged, and rightly so, to support further debate “irrespective of what the courts say.” Whether the Supreme Court plays kick-the-can back to the states or follows the more likely path of inventing legal fictions that turn constitutional silence on marriage into a redefinition of it, conservatives especially should...
  • To the Supreme Court: ‘Mother, May I’?

    06/26/2015 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | David Hunter
    The government and the Court should stay out of our bedrooms, our churches and especially our bakeries Equal protection under the law does not equate to equal results in American society. Liberal progressives have co-opted and perverted the intentions of the Founding Fathers in order to promote their divisive anti-American agenda: pitting one group against another; in the case of the marriage issue, the gay community against conservative Christians. The concept of marriage between one woman and one man has informed societies throughout history for thousands of years. Despite its religious connotations and inherently stabilizing influence on society, its primary...
  • (Baltimore mayor) Rawlings-Blake to head U.S. Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 1:45:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 18, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in San Francisco this weekend to be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors — a position she says she'll use to advocate for fixes to Baltimore's entrenched problems. "The systemic issues we have in cities ... are problems we cannot solve alone," she said in an interview. "I intend to use my role as president to advocate for those very specific needs, whether it's food access, education, poverty or neighborhood investment." Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean.
  • Do Americans hate their own founding principles? Economist Walter E. Williams says yes.

    06/22/2015 8:27:43 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-22 | Benjamin Weingarten
    in 1794, Congress appropriated $15,000 to help some French refugees, and James Madison stood on the floor of the House irate, and he said, and I’m quoting him: “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the [sic] objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” James Madison also said “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” Now, where the contempt comes in is that imagine that a presidential candidate … is running today, and he makes the same statements that James...
  • Obama Administration to Impose New MPG Rules on Large Trucks

    06/19/2015 3:25:03 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/19/2015 | Matthew Rocco
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its proposal for new fuel-economy standards that apply to big rigs and other heavy-duty trucks, marking another step in the Obama administration’s push for stricter climate regulations. Based on a draft released Friday, the federal rules will require that tractors use 24% less fuel compared to projected 2018 levels. Heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans must achieve a 16% reduction. The pending rules impact large diesel-powered vehicles like 18-wheelers, buses, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickups. These commercial vehicles account for roughly 7% of all vehicles on U.S. roads but 25% of fuel consumption. Friday’s draft...
  • Reacting to Chinese hack, the government may not have followed its own cybersecurity rules

    06/18/2015 10:34:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/18/2015 | Lisa Rein
    In responding to China’s massive hack of federal personnel data, the government may have run afoul of computer security again. Over the last nine days, the the Office of Personnel Management has sent e-mail notices to hundreds of thousands of federal employees to notify them of the breach and recommend that they click on a link to a private contractor’s Web site to sign up for credit monitoring and other protections. But those e-mails have been met with increasing alarm by employees — along with retirees and former employees with personal data at risk — who worry that the communications...
  • Hacks, Breaches, and Government Ineptness

    06/16/2015 1:06:29 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/16/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    While the headlines over the past week have been swamped with coverage over the candidates bidding for the 2016 presidential election and a “trans-racial” NAACP leader lying about her race, critically important issues that are detrimental to our national security have gone virtually unnoticed. For instance, on Friday we learned that as many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees had their information compromised in an unprecedented attack by Chinese hackers. In a late Friday news dump, the Associated Press announced that the hackers stole, “Social Security numbers, military records and veterans’ status information, addresses, birth dates,...
  • Government Spent Billions on Green Upgrades with no Proof that They Saved Energy

    06/16/2015 9:59:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2015 | by JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    The federal government spent more than $4.28 billion in stimulus money on green upgrades to public buildings — but today, it has no idea if those huge expenditures actually made the facilities any more energy efficient. “I don’t have the data to say that,” says Nick Goco, the General Services Administration’s deputy assistant inspector general for real-property audit. “To date, the system being used to evaluate the Recovery Act projects has not been fully populated with the data needed to evaluate the project. . . . We don’t know,” he says. The GSA Office of Inspector General examined 45 full...
  • The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority

    06/13/2015 11:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tom Correa
    The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority Back in 2011, I wrote about the seriousness of the corruption at the United Nations and their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States, U.N. "Small Arms Treaty" Will Disarm Americans.  Well, they are still at it! Besides what is going on around the world where the UN has placed itself, on Jun 10th, 2015, it was reported that United Nations peacekeepers had "transactional sex” with 225 Haitian women in return for UN supplies. Yes, sex for food and medicine, according to a UN's new Office...
  • Why Slavery Is Here to Stay

    06/12/2015 8:12:47 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies
    robertrunger.com ^ | Robert Ringer
    The next presidential farce (er, race) is already starting to heat up, and it promises to be great entertainment. I admit it, I absolutely love good theater. The presidential campaigns are reality TV at its best — a year-and-a-half of nonstop lies, gaffes, chest-pounding, and some of the best slapstick comedy America has to offer. Granted, it also can become boring, because we’ve heard all the lines so many times before. For example, it’s 100 percent guaranteed that every troglodyte who seeks the dictator’s job will, with a straight face, promise to “stimulate the economy,” “create jobs,” “level the playing...
  • More laws will be enacted to 'keep you safe', help 'make things green'...

    06/12/2015 5:26:23 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 7 replies
    It’s no surprise that we lead the world in incarcerations when you see that the whole process has been monetized and profitable. States of Incarceration: The Global Context http://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/ Here Are All Of The Nations That Incarcerate More Of Their Population Than The U.S. Yeah, we’re actually number one and that’s not a good thing. No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. At 716 per 100,000 people in 2013, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the U.S. tops every other nation in the world. Among OECD countries, the competition isn’t even close...
  • Federal officials want to spend $20B on AIDS drugs, based on 45 cases

    06/11/2015 4:48:15 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Pharmaceutical Processing ^ | 06/11/15 | Jane M. Orient, M.D.
    The AIDS industry and its government allies were just waiting for evidence to justify a change in policy. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, which sponsored the trial, said he had had “no doubt how it was going to turn out.” The trial was stopped early, when a (statistically) significant difference of 53 percent favoring the treatment group was announced . Many patients have been reluctant to start early treatment because of drug side effects. Newer regimens are more tolerable. The 53 percent difference is likely to persuade many to opt for...
  • Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee

    06/11/2015 1:04:48 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ken Dilanian
    Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by "the Chinese."
  • Studies Show When Government Is Skeptical About Climate Change, People Listen

    06/10/2015 7:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/10/2015 | Tom Harris
    Before winning a minority government in 2006, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to get to the bottom of the climate change file and handle the issue properly. Neither he, nor most members of his party, believed that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities were causing a climate crisis. Emission reduction regulations were clearly not necessary, they said.In a 2002 fundraising letter for the now-defunct Canadian Alliance, Harper called the UN climate process “a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.”Somewhere along the road to power, everything changed. Now, like the Chretien and Martin Liberal governments...
  • Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. government urges

    06/09/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Lisa Rein
    The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality. In a four-page Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises employers on “Best Practices” concerning restroom access for these employees: “… It is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live the rest of their daily lives, based on their gender identity,” the guide says. “Restricting employees to using only restrooms that are...
  • McCain on the IRS

    06/09/2015 6:01:23 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 21 replies
    Senator McCain | 6/09/15 | Senator McCain
    Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the targeting of Conservative organizations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I appreciate hearing from you on this issue. Like many Americans, I am disturbed by the idea that the IRS would target groups for their political beliefs. These actions by the IRS have caused many to lose trust in the federal government and in the agency's ability to administer our nation's tax laws. As you may know, in May 2013, the IRS Inspector General released a report stating that inappropriate criteria were used to identify 501(c)(4) status applications for review....
  • The Republic For Which It Stands

    06/08/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/08/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “At issue in the Hiss case”, wrote Whittaker Chambers in his autobiography Witness, “was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great the he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.” In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a former assistant to the Secretary of State and former General Secretary of the United Nations, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in the 1930s. Hiss was ultimately convicted...
  • Dennis Hastert: When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Your Own Money From Your Bank

    06/07/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/2015 | Josh Barro
    Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker, released last week, lays out two counts: taking money out of the bank the wrong way, and then lying to the F.B.I. about what he did with the money. Does that make sense? Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic, for example, is worried that the indictment constitutes government overreach, punishing Mr. Hastert for concealing payments whose disclosure he may have thought would...
  • Demise of real community organizations; government strips role from foundations, church

    06/07/2015 11:35:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Which should we support? The real community-benefit organization or the faux service agency run by government and quasi-government? Our decision can make a true difference where we live As the federal government suffers the malaise of dysfunctional community organizers’ organizing, authentic community organizations that perform true service in the neighborhood are experiencing a slow and painful death. Intentionally. Government and quasi-governmental agencies absorb an ever-growing share of funds collected from taxpayers in an effort to dry-up individual donation sources. Under this administration’s expanding taxation on non-profits (and targeting conservative non-profits to dismantle them), the philanthropic boom, birthed in the Reagan...
  • Christian Bakers Respond to Report That Oregon Gov't, LGBT Group Colluded Against Them

    06/06/2015 7:01:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/06/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of an Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple and as a result was fined over $130,000, declared in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal that the case against them needs to be removed from the bureaucratic governmental agency that oversees discrimination complaints because of possible new evidence of bias. "I think the case should be pulled out of [the Bureau of Labor and Industries court and put into a civil court because I cannot get due process here," Aaron Klein told The Daily Signal. Last week...
  • If Electronic Health Records Are So Beneficial, There Shouldn’t Be a Need to Impose Them on Doctors

    06/05/2015 4:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    I rarely do follow-up columns. I’m averaging one every ten years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill’s bust), today’s is not a complaint. It’s merely a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week’s column, “Why Doctors Quit,” warrants both rebuttal and clarification. Physicians who responded tended to agree with my claim that doctors are being driven out of the profession by the intrusions, interferences, regulations, mandates, constraints, and sundry other degradations of their vocation that are the...
  • Lifting bans on fracking, exports will add many jobs, save consumers billions

    06/04/2015 3:49:43 PM PDT · by snowcloud · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/2015 | Kyle Isakower
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—If Texas were a nation, it would be the No. 3 dry natural gas producer in the world—ahead of Iran, China and Saudi Arabia. Eight individual states now each produce over 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, which would rank them among the world’s top 30 producing countries.
  • U.S.Officials: Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    06/04/2015 2:58:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | JUNE 04/15 | NBC
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, U.S. officials said Thursday. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, said the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department were hacked.
  • APNewsBreak: Massive breach of federal personnel data

    06/04/2015 2:46:48 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2015 | KEN DILANIAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Hackers broke into the U.S. government personnel office and stole identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday that at the beginning of May, data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department was compromised.
  • How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Medical Kidnapping

    06/04/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | June 3, 2015 | John P. Thomas
    It is common for people to spend more time deliberating over what type of cable TV package they will purchase than over who will provide their family with primary health care services. Making the right choice of health care provider may be one of the most important decisions that you make for your family. It may determine whether your family stays together or is broken up and destroyed by Child Protective Services.Are you a parent who believes that you have the right to make decisions for your children regarding the medical care they receive? Are you a parent who believes...