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  • 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...
  • It’s 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 Kim Davis 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
    There’s 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 administration’s 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...
  • Ted Cruz Conference Call On Right Now

    09/22/2015 3:40:01 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    Sept 22, 2015 | Tennessee Nana
    I just got called to join in a couple of minutes ago.. There's a man named Mark running it..
  • The Sarcastic Patriot Definition of the Day: God

    09/21/2015 2:15:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-2 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama’s Iran deal will pass Congress, but it keeps losing public support

    09/16/2015 12:09:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/16/2015 | By Peyton M. Craighill
    American opinions continue to erode when it comes to the Iran nuclear deal. A bare 51 percent majority supports the agreement and 41 percent oppose it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Opinions have moved from a 2-to-1 margin in support in March (59-31 support-oppose) before the final agreement was negotiated between Iran, the United States and five other world powers. Support was lower still, 45 percent, in a separate support question which included fewer details about the agreement. The decline in support has been driven by Republicans, who moved from 47 percent support in March to 30...
  • Homeschool parents sue New Jersey, ‘unlawful, unconstitutional home intrusion’ [Hosea 4]

    09/14/2015 11:30:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/13/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Nothing really changed after a New Jersey state social worker banged on Christopher and Nicole Zimmer’s front door, and yet everything was different. Over the next two hours, the social worker quizzed their 15-year-old son, Chris, including questions on whether his parents fought or did drugs. She wanted to see his homeschool curriculum. She wanted to inspect their firearms. She told the Zimmers to sign papers agreeing to turn over their son’s medical records. And then she left, and the Zimmers never saw her again. But they can’t let it go. They can’t erase the memory of what it felt...
  • Least-Effective Members of Congress

    09/14/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 23 replies ^ | 8-6-15 | Alex Greer
    According to a July Gallup poll, public approval of Congress has fallen to near-record lows. On average, 34% of the population approves of a given Congress. The current 114th Congress has a 17% approval rating. Americans have reason to be concerned. According to, the last two Congresses have enacted fewer laws than any other Congress since 1947. And the 114th Congress may just surpass them all in terms of doing nothing.
  • Jeb! Bonus! Clip! (Jeb Bush on Gun Control...absolutely no spine whatsoever)

    09/12/2015 6:23:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Listening to that was like listening to Bloomberg. Close your eyes and you cannot tell the difference. If he is the nominee, I am staying home.....and I have never done that.
  • Egypt's president asks oil minister to form new cabinet after government resigns

    09/12/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/12/15 | Asma Alsharif
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday asked Oil Minister Sherif Ismail to form a new cabinet within one week after the government submitted its resignation, a statement from the presidency said. It was not immediately clear why the government resigned but officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that Sisi had been unhappy with the performance of several ministries. The announcement comes almost one week after the authorities arrested Egypt's agriculture minister over corruption allegations. Egypt is battling an insurgency headed by an affiliate of Islamic State while trying to attract more foreign investment in an economy reeling from...
  • Egypt’s Government Resigns

    09/12/2015 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Egypt’s President Sisi has appointed Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, as Egypt’s new Prime Minister less than an hour after news emerged that the government had resigned. Egypt’s cabinet, led by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, had resigned and submitted its resignation papers to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The resignation, which included all cabinet members, was accepted by President Sisi on Saturday morning. However, the President ordered the cabinet to continue carrying out their duties until a new cabinet is formed. The surprise resignation comes days after Egypt’s Agriculture Minister resigned and was arrested amid allegations of corruption....
  • Woman Takes on Virginia Lottery After $20K Winning Ticket Voided

    09/09/2015 3:37:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    okc fOX ^ | Sep 09, 2015 | Austin Prickett
    A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error. "When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was," said Ardella Newman. On Aug. 22, at a lottery machine inside Shoppers in Alexandria, Newman thought she hit it big. On a $2 scratch-off ticket she matched the number 16--for $20,000.back.
  • Kim Davis Has No Right To Impose Her View of Marriage on Others

    09/09/2015 9:35:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the ACLU of Colorado likened a baker who won't supply cakes for gay weddings to a police officer who refuses to protect a church or synagogue, it blurred the distinction between private action and state action, which is vital to a free society. Conservatives who defend Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who last week went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are making the same mistake. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said a federal judge's decision to hold Davis in contempt of court amounted to "the...
  • Anti-Iran Deal Rally in DC (features Palin, Trump, and Cruz)

    09/07/2015 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2015 | Kevin Scholla
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced that she will appear at a rally in Washington this week protesting the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will join Palin at the event along with several politicians, broadcasters, and other leaders concerned about a deal that President Obama has secured enough support for in the Senate to stop the GOP from blocking it. “We walked away from the draft of that treaty giving a win to Iran, our sworn enemy,” said Palin. “Iran, who immediately after the deal was struck, started mocking us...
  • Black Lives Matter - But Not To Democrat Politicians

    09/07/2015 8:51:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Sep 5, 2015 | John F. Di Leo -
    Di Leo: Black Lives Matter - But Not To Democrat Politicians By John F. Di Leo - Something changed in America in the summer of 2014. A criminal, as low a lowlife as a man can be, knocked down a store proprietor and robbed his shop for drug supplies, sauntered down the middle of the street, attacked a policeman, and died in the struggle… exactly as it often goes, when a violent thug attacks a policeman (that’s one of the main reasons that, traditionally, criminals don’t attack policemen!). … And instead of America uniting in sudden recognition of the dangerous...
  • Shock Poll: Donald Trump Beats Hillary Clinton, Shrinks Key Gaps

    09/05/2015 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    Trump beats Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent, with 16 percent of voters undecided. He wins a huge share of the Democrats’ non-white base — 25 percent of African Americans, 31 percent of Hispanics and 41 percent of the relatively small Asian vote. That’s a heart attack for the GOP establishment, which predicts that the arrival of even more low-wage foreign workers will yield more votes from low-wage Hispanics, and also more donations from the wealthy investors who pay the salaries of GOP consultants, pollsters, and advertising executives. In contrast, Trump is committing GOP heresy by touting a border...
  • Is it too late to get the government out of marriage?

    09/04/2015 9:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Rand Paul articulated a path forward after Obergefell that would provide equal treatment under the law while preserving the free exercise of religion, which is to get government out of the marriage business. “All Americans have the right to contract,” Paul wrote, and enforcing contracts falls clearly within the purview of government. By defining social constructs, Paul warns, creates “a danger that a government that involves itself in every nook and cranny of our lives won’t now enforce definitions that conflict with sincerely felt religious convictions of others.”Indeed, and this is one reason among several that I have...
  • White House aide beaten and robbed in violent attack by two suspects who stole his issued Blackberry

    09/04/2015 3:02:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/03/15 | Regina F. Graham
    White House aide beaten and robbed in violent attack by two suspects who stole his government issued Blackberry cellphone A White House aide was beaten and robbed in a violent attack that occurred earlier this summer in Washington, D.C. The victim, who is a junior White House aide, was jumped by two suspects when he was walking near the Columbia Heights Metro Station on Irving Street, NW on July 14 around 11:30pm, WTTG reported. The aide was jumped from behind and punched in the face twice by his two assailants. The suspects went through the victim's pockets when he fell...
  • Ohio lawmakers slam Obama plans to rename Mt. McKinley 'Denali' during Alaska trip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    08/09/2015 5:16:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 29 replies ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
  • Government subpoenas IU School of Medicine for Lance Armstrong’s medical records

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

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

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

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