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  • Republican Cowards Cave On Abortion

    01/26/2015 5:14:10 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 6 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 26, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The new Republican Congress is weak and has almost no unity. What their message or agenda is changes almost daily. You would think though that Republicans could be counted on to defend the rights of the unborn. You would even like to think that Republicans could successfully present a case against infanticide. Unfortunately, the Republicans can’t even get behind a bill that would ban infanticide. House Republicans proposed a bill that would ban the abortion of babies over 20 weeks. Such a ban is popular among the general public. They even allowed for an exception for rape and incest, which...
  • Government Created the Housing and Financial Crises --- and Might Be Doing it Again

    01/23/2015 9:38:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael Barone
    It's not in the printed text, but the most revealing words in President Obama's seventh State of the Union address came near the end. After the scripted line, "I have no more campaigns to run," elicited Republican applause, Obama ad libbed, "I know, because I won both of them." Thus the last quarter of Obama's presidency resembles the first quarter, when he shut off discussion with House Republicans by saying, "I won." But his second winning percentage was lower than his first -- the only American president of which that can be said -- and the House now has a...
  • Government spends $432,000 studying gay sex apps

    01/23/2015 7:08:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The federal government spent $432,000 to study gay sex apps.  I never knew that gay sex even required an app; I always thought two guys, a tub of vaseline, and a big bottle of tequila was all that was needed.  But apparently: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly a half a million dollars studying gay hookup apps such as Grindr. The government awarded $432,000 to Columbia University to interview gay men who use GPS dating apps and determine whether it increases their likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior. Gay sex between men, by definition, is...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    01/21/2015 5:35:58 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Parenting in an American Gulag

    01/19/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/19/2015 | Steve Berman
    Hey moms and dads, if you’re like me, before you had kids, you imagined yourself teaching them, raising them, and being responsible for them.  After generations of our parents and grandparents shedding their responsibility to the government in exchange for a selfish, me-centered life, we no longer have primary authority to raise our children as we see fit.  That authority now lies with the government. We’ve given away so much authority to the all-powerful state in the name of protecting children, that it’s a crap-shoot when kids who really need protection will get it.  And when the state gets it...
  • What is Social Justice? (VIDEO)

    01/19/2015 6:47:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2014-03-29 | Steve Straub
    “Social Justice” is a term you hear almost every day. But did you ever hear anybody define what it actually means? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute tries to pin this catchall phrase to the wall. In doing so, he exposes the not-so-hidden agenda of those who use it. What sounds so caring and noble turns out to be something very different. Watch the video:
  • Obama: Federal government not big enough; will increase budget by 7% next year

    01/16/2015 7:00:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with Republcians in 2011 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget. As imperfect as it is, sequestration has been partly successful in reigning in government spending. It could have worked better if Congress wasn't always carving out exemptions. But there's no doubt that there are tens of billions of dollars that would have been spent without it. With tax receipts at an all time high, rather than applying that money to reducing the deficit, the president - as every Democratic president...
  • Throw More Money into Government-Controlled Education

    01/15/2015 9:54:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Government curricula can thus make children believe whatever they want them to believe through subtle and subliminal brainwashing The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, wants to have “equity” in education and to replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) with a new law that would include government-funded preschool. The sooner the collectivist indoctrination starts, the better. NCLB already cost taxpayers $25 billion in 2014. Government failed miserably with Head Start but the taxpayers’ memories are short. Sec. Duncan wants to throw $1 billion more to the Title I program to low-income school districts with no guarantee that it will make...
  • Obama calls for government-run broadband service

    01/15/2015 7:27:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama has called on cities and towns to create their own broadband service for their residents to compete with large corporations. Obama was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa touting the plan to get states to relax their rules against municipalities setting up their own networks. Cedar Rapids got an exemption from the FCC to create their own networks a few years ago. Republicans in Congress reacted immediately. The Hill: "In Tennessee we have a term to describe people like President Obama — tone-deaf,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said in a statement. “At a time when Americans think the biggest...
  • Obama to give federal employees six weeks' maternity leave

    01/14/2015 7:09:07 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-14-2015 | Dan Roberts
    Federal employes will be given at least six weeks of paid leave to care for new children under plans unveiled by the White House to kick-start legislative efforts to close the gap in family benefits offered by the US and other wealthy countries. Democrats have been pushing for better maternity and sick leave rights for over a decade in Congress with little success, but plans by Barack Obama to back the passage of a Healthy Families Act with the executive action for government workers and $2.2bn of new funding for state efforts would be the first time the president has...
  • Leviathan director Andrei Zvyagintsev: ‘Living in Russia is like being in a minefield’

    01/14/2015 1:32:59 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 6, 2014
    [...] Zvyagintsev [a noted Russian film director whose "Leviathan" has recently taken the Golden Globe prize] swims resolutely against the tide. One remark by Russia’s culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, who, earlier this year, said openly that he did not like Leviathan, seems especially to irritate. “He said: ‘Let all the flowers grow, but we will only water the ones we like.’ After these words he should have been fired, because this is a direct violation of the constitution, a direct violation of human expression. You cannot impose rules on art. Everybody should be equal. Government help, without which art cannot...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Source: Billionaire Environmentalist Tom Steyer considering run for Barbara Boxer’s seat

    01/09/2015 10:56:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/09/2015 | By ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is mulling a run for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, according to a person close to the former hedge fund trader. “My sense is that he will take a look at it and consider it over the next few days or so,” the person said. The person added that Steyer has been approached by some in the liberal community to run for Boxer’s seat, while others have urged him to run for governor of California in 2018. Another option: running for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat if she retires in 2018. Almost as soon as Boxer announced that...
  • Obama Admin. Unleashes 300 Regulations In The First Week Of 2015

    01/08/2015 11:23:50 AM PST · by illiac · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/15 | Michael Bastasch
    This year is already seeing a wave of new regulations being published in the Federal Register as the Obama administration unveils 300 new rules in the first seven days of 2015, according to federal data. Federal agencies have published 300 final rules, proposals for new rules and regulatory notices in the seven days since the new year began, according to the website Regulations.gov. The bulk of these new regulations are notices, which can lead to rulemakings, meetings and other government activities. Rules having to do with energy, environment, public lands and agriculture make up the largest share of new regulations....
  • The 25 who stood against the Obama-Boehner Chess game should form their own party

    01/07/2015 8:30:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/15 | Judi McLeod
    Remember that no matter what happens, the Creator still helps those with the backbone to help themselves. There is no mystery about why 216 Republicans have thrown in with the Democrats against We the People; no mystery whatsoever about why John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi played platform kissey-kissey when both got to keep their shameful jobs in yesterday’s sickening turn of events. Politicians of all political stripes stopped taking the high road as soon as they arrived in the safe territory where their constituents could do nothing about their going along to get along trek through public office. They are...
  • Cassandra Fortin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/07/2015 6:22:02 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 29 replies
    Heavy ^ | January 6, 2015 | Paul Farrell
    A 17-year-old girl is fighting the state of Connecticut over her right to refuse life-saving health treatment. Cassandra Fortin suffers from Hodgkins Lymphoma, a relatively treatable form of cancer. She was diagnosed in September 2014. She has resisted the chemotherapy to treat the condition and is now in the custody of the state. Her case is now going before the Connecticut Supreme Court. Under state law, Cassandra is not allowed to make decisions about medical care until she is 18. Here’s what you should know about Cassandra and this controversial medical case:
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Challenges Boehner For Speaker

    01/05/2015 3:56:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Congress: With polls showing most GOP voters in opposition to the Speaker's budget deal and saying they would "probably" or "definitely" prefer a new leader, a Tea Party favorite fires a shot heard around the political world. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner loved the Tea Party. The grass-roots movement, which arose in opposition to manifestations of big government such as ObamaCare and unlimited taxation and regulation, put the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives and made Boehner Speaker. But by December 2013, Boehner loved the Tea Party and other conservative groups not so much. They had...
  • LMPD: Two Metro employees arrested for alcohol intoxication, 'sexual relations'

    01/05/2015 4:21:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 23 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Staff report
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - El Nopal Mexican restaurant on Zorn Avenue sits empty on Saturday afternoon, but the night before on January 2, the alcohol was flowing for two high ranking Louisville Metro Government employees. The city's Chief Financial Officer, Steve Rowland and Majority Caucus Director, Elizabeth Hoffman were arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct. El Nopal Manager Leandro Reyes told police they drank too much and were partaking in disruptive, provocative, intimate behavior. “Kissing and I mean a little bit too much,” Reyes told WDRB News. So much Reyes says that several families with...
  • What is Republican Government?

    01/03/2015 6:57:17 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 34 replies
    Back to basics. Is the US government republican? If not, what is it? What is the purpose of government? What should be done? What made our plan of government unique? What is the purpose of elections in our existing system? Which body should decide the constitutionality of law? Can the two-party system lead to restoration of liberty?
  • 1920-21: The Depression That Was Fixed by Doing Nothing

    01/03/2015 6:42:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/03/2015 | James Grant
    To combat the Great Recession and its long-lingering aftermath, leading central banks have pulled some $10 trillion out of thin air. Governments of the world’s principal economies have rung up almost $20 trillion in deficit spending. We often hear that the authorities have done too little. Perhaps they have done too much. Not so long ago, the authorities did hardly anything. In response to the severe, little-known economic slump of the early 1920s, they virtually sat on their hands. It is an often forgotten episode that suggests the potential for constructive federal inaction—and underscores the healing power of Adam Smith...
  • Thank Gridlock for Economic Turnaround: Government promotes recovery by keeping out of the way

    01/03/2015 6:39:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2015 | David Harsanyi
    The Obama Boom is finally here. Gross domestic product grew by a healthy 5 percent in the third quarter, the strongest growth we’ve seen since 2003. Consumer spending looks as if it’s going to be strong in 2015. Unemployment numbers have looked good. Buying power is up. And the Dow Jones Industrials closed at 18,000 for the first time ever. All good things. So what happened? Here’s David Axelrod on Twitter: “Note: The quarter before Obama took office, the U.S. economy SHRUNK by 8.9 percent, worst since 1930. Last quarter it GREW by 5 percent, best since 2003.” Note:...
  • 2015: The Year of Neutrality

    01/01/2015 8:18:00 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/1/2015 | Steve Berman
    As a New Year’s resolution, I thought I would look at making 2015 the Year of Neutrality.  The idea of Net Neutrality is so absurd that it I thought we might apply it to everything.  Here’s just a few I came up with. Airline Seat Neutrality.  Oh, you bought a business class seat?  Great!  You paid the airline to fund that seat and we’re very proud of you, but there’s a rule saying that the airline has to give the seat to whomever the government tells them.  You get to sit in coach while some schmo is sitting in the...
  • Why Aren’t We Thanking ‘Gridlock’ For Saving The Economy?

    12/31/2014 10:39:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/31/2014 | By David Harsanyi
    The Obama Boom is finally here. Gross domestic product grew by a healthy 5 percent in the third quarter, the strongest growth we’ve seen since 2003. Consumer spending looks like it’s going to be strong in 2015, unemployment numbers have looked good, buying power is up and the stock market closed at 18,000 for the first time ever. All good things. So what happened? Note: The quarter before Obama took office, the U.S. economy SHRUNK by 8.9%, worst since 1930. Last quarter it GREW by 5%, best since 2003.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) December 24, 2014 Note: Contrasting the most severe...
  • Genome Sequencing in Babies to Begin as Part of Study

    12/30/2014 5:50:39 PM PST · by 9thLife · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 6:35 p.m. ET | AMY DOCKSER MARCUS
    Doctors expect soon to begin sequencing the genomes of healthy newborn babies as part of a government-funded research program that could have wide implications for genetic science. The research, to be conducted at major hospitals around the country, stems from a growing recognition that genome sequencing could someday be part of routine testing done on every baby. Such testing could provide doctors and parents a vast pool of data likely to reveal a wider range of potential medical risks than the traditional heel-prick test, in which a small sample of newborns’ blood is taken to check for more than two...
  • White House slideshow says 2014 just groovy for U.S., Obama

    12/30/2014 11:12:22 AM PST · by illiac · 10 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/30/14 | Jeffry Bartash
    By Jeffry Bartash Reporter   WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—To hear the White House tell it, the November elections never happened and 2014 was a super-duper year for President Obama. In a “Year in Review” slideshow, the White House suggests 2014 represented a “breakthrough” for America. The Obama administration takes credit for: • An economy growing at a record pace; • The longest streak of private-sector job growth on record; • The number of Americans without health insurance falling to a near record low; • Concerted action to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses; • The highest high school graduation rate in...
  • Racing toward a third Party: Can we win in 2020 by losing in 2016?

    12/30/2014 9:01:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 49 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When they were a new “third Party” the Republicans nominated John C. Fremont as their presidential candidate in 1856. He didn’t win, but his candidacy served well as a vehicle to introduce the idea of the Republican Party to the voting public. In the next four years the Republicans gained traction because they were right on the issues of the day and although they have lost badly a few times since, they have won some landslide victories and remained one of the two major parties in America. The lesson here is that on their first try, third parties don’t win....
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire

    12/28/2014 7:45:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge via Armstrong Economics, ^ | 12/28/2014 | Martin Armstrong
    Only the Rich Can Afford to Keep Their Homes Philadelphia prosecutors agreed last Thursday to halt efforts to seize the homes of two of the lead plaintiffs in a widely publicized federal suit challenging the city’s use of civil forfeiture laws in drug cases.Philadelphia drops a Civil Asset Forfeiture case to prevent any court from ruling just seizing people’s property is unconstitutional. Phily.COM has reported the case of Christos Sourovelis and Doila Welch,who were both caught up in having their homes seized to pay police pensions when the police arrested a relative they claimed was dealing drugs on their properties....
  • A message of hope from a former U.S. senator: ‘An aroused citizenry can achieve miracles’

    12/23/2014 7:44:12 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-23 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Our interview with former U.S. senator, under secretary of state during the Reagan administration, and federal judge James Buckley (brother of William F.).
  • London police: we believe claims of ‘VIP’ child sex abuse and murder

    12/20/2014 8:29:06 AM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 32 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12-14-14 | vikram dodd
    Scotland Yard officers have said they believe allegations that a ring of prominent politicians and members of the establishment abused and terrorised children as young as seven more than 30 years ago and went on to kill three young boys. Detectives appealed for victims and witnesses to come forward and identified a flat in Dolphin Square, London, near the Houses of Parliament, as a scene of some of the alleged abuse, as well as military premises and other locations across London and the home counties. So far one victim, known by the pseudonym Nick, has come forward to tell of...
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: You’ll need the government to educate your children

    12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Redstate catches an unguarded moment with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a lunch earlier this week where he speaks extemporaneously and gives us a peek into what he believes the proper role of government to be. You might be surprised at just how little responsibility he feels you should take for yourself. Government should do what people individually can’t do, or can’t do well themselves. You know, educating our young people, [emphasis added] making sure our roads are designed and built properly, making sure our communities are safe…that our economic system is robust, but at the same time fair…that every...
  • NIH Cancels Children’s Study After 10 Years Of Work

    12/17/2014 2:26:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | December 17, 2014 | By Lisa Gillespie
    The National Children’s Study has been cancelled despite almost 10 years of work and $1.3 billion of funding after a National Institutes of Health working group concluded that the project was flawed and too expensive to continue. The ambitious study, commissioned through the passage of the Children’s Health Act in 2000, set out to follow 100,000 children from birth to age 21 and track the effects of a broad range of environmental and biological factors on their health. However, concerns about the study’s design, research methodology and management that led to increased cost projections and triggered questions about whether the...
  • The Trouble with Tor

    12/17/2014 3:45:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 7 replies
    eSecurity Planet ^ | 16 December 2014 | Paul Rubens
    For over a decade, people all over the world have used Tor (formerly known as the Onion Router) to protect their privacy. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed the system using open source technology, to protect U.S. government communications. It is used by people living under restrictive regimes who want to access forbidden information or data on the Internet, whistle-blowers and dissidents who want to communicate with journalists, and anyone who wants to use the Internet without being tracked or to publish information on the Net without compromising their privacy.How Tor Works Tor works by sending traffic from its source...
  • Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure

    12/15/2014 7:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/14 | Lisa Rein
    Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door. The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. With agencies starved for digital expertise and thousands of federal jobs coming open because of a wave of baby-boomer retirements, top government officials, including at the White House, are growing increasingly distressed about the dwindling role played by young workers. “Millennials are
  • Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Counter Obama Executive Amnesty

    12/15/2014 2:52:20 PM PST · by PapaNew · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/15/2014 | Warren Mass
    Senator Rand Paul introduced the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act on December 12. The bill (which has not yet been assigned a bill number, but has been placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar) is a companion legislation to Rep. Ted Yoho’s bill of the same name (H.R. 5759) that passed the House of Representatives on December 4, 2014 on a 219-197 vote. In a release place on his Senate webpage, Paul explained: This legislation would end President Obama’s executive action on immigration and restore the Congress’ constitutional role as the body to craft legislation. Article I of the Constitution...
  • Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession: Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case

    12/15/2014 9:06:45 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Of course, back home in the Blue America’s capital, New York City, President De Blasio was less charitable. “We are no longer held back by the reactionary, racist policies of the past,” he thundered. “Together, we will build a new dawn of progress that places people before profits and promotes peace instead of perpetual war!” Blue America – New England and the mid-Atlantic seaboard, back through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the West Coast and Hawaii, immediately set to drafting a new constitution. It featured 216 new affirmative rights, including “the right to a living wage,” “the right to abortion upon...
  • Consumer Price Index Has Been Reconfigured Since Early-1980s So As to Understate Inflation

    12/15/2014 8:57:20 AM PST · by T Ruth · 11 replies
    Shadow Government Statistics ^ | April 8th, 2013 | John Williams
    Sub-Headlines: CPI no longer measures the cost of maintaining a constant standard of living. CPI no longer measures full inflation for out-of-pocket expenditures. With the misused cover of academic theory, politicians forced significant underreporting of official inflation, so as to cut annual cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security, etc. Politicians look to expand further the concept of artificially-suppressed cost-of-living adjustments in current budget-deficit negotiations [in 2013], through the use of the Chained-CPI (see Special C-CPI Supplement at end of this document). Use of the CPI to adjust retirement benefits, private income or to set investment goals impairs the ability of retirees,...
  • The Bogeyman has entered the nursery

    12/14/2014 10:49:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    More frightening than anything else: In the nightmare world progressives are designing for civil society, little tots are no longer your little tots. They are government-sought human resources to be raised as tomorrow’s anarchists. “On Wednesday, the White House Summit on Early Education will unveil nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to “expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America” from “birth and continuing to age 5.” It’s a retread of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union school-spending plan, which was a repackaging of his 2011 Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge program.”...
  • The Government Just Grabbed Yet More Land - The Feds Now Own Close to a Third of American Soil

    12/13/2014 10:08:38 AM PST · by PapaNew · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jim DeMint
    Editor’s note: This column was originally published Dec.. 5. On Dec. 12, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act. Page 1,163 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) states: “The land conveyed under this subsection shall be used only as a motocross, bicycle, off-highway vehicle, or stock car racing area, or for any other public purpose consistent with uses allowed under the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the ‘Recreation and Public Purposes Act’)…” You may ask yourself: What in the world does this have to do with defending America against the numerous threats we face? The...
  • Nuisance As A Pretense For Civil Asset Forfeiture

    12/11/2014 7:33:39 PM PST · by DariusBane · 2 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 12/11/2014 | Yukon6400
    Published on Dec 10, 2014Las Cruces City Attorney Harry S. Connelly lays out the incentives and tactics that drive the practice of policing for profit, better know as civil asset forfeiture. He explains how nuisance ordinances are lucrative grounds for police departments to mine.
  • White House budget office holds call to prepare for government shutdown

    12/11/2014 2:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2014 | Justin Sink
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Thursday held a conference call with government agencies and departments to prepare them for a possible shutdown, as the House struggles to pass a funding bill. "Congress is taking a series of actions today on legislation that would prevent a lapse in appropriations and allow for continued Government operations. We continue to believe that time remains for Congress to pass full-year appropriations for FY 2015, and prevent a government shutdown," an OMB official said in a statement. "However, out of an abundance of caution, we are working with agencies and taking steps...
  • Elizabeth Warren Wants to Shut Down the Government

    12/11/2014 8:08:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/11/2014 | Rick Moran
    Senator Elizabeth Warren is bat guano crazy. She is calling on Democrats in the House to oppose the bi-partisan budget bill negotiated by the House and Senate because an obscure rule dealing with derivatives contained in the Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform bill has been removed.If House Democrats follow her lead, the budget bill will fail and the government will be forced to shut down at 12:01 AM on Friday. At present, Speaker Boehner does not have enough votes for Republicans to pass the measure themselves. That’s because some conservatives in the House are also bat guano crazy and insist...
  • Rand: Omnibus 'Abomination,' Will Show If GOP Wins 'Made a Difference'

    12/10/2014 1:22:35 PM PST · by PapaNew · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/2104 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the "abomination" omnibus bill was "a chance to see if electing Republicans made a difference" on Tuesday's "Laura Ingraham Show." "I'll vote no to any kind of 2,000 page bill that I'm given at the last minute that we don't have time to read, it's an abomination, nobody should support a Congress that stuffs all the spending into one bill, nobody reads it, there are no reforms, no amendments, and it really is probably why Congress has about a 10% approval rate because this is not doing our job" he declared. Paul added that...
  • Russia To Conduct Observation Flight Over US

    12/08/2014 6:50:27 AM PST · by illiac · 34 replies
    msn/Int'l Business Times ^ | 12/8/14 | Kukil Bora
    In an attempt to promote transparency in military activities between the two countries, Russia will conduct an observation flight over the United States as part of the Treaty on Open Skies between Dec. 8 and Dec. 13, Sergei Ryzhkov, head of Russia’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, said Monday. The flight will be launched from Travis Air Force Base in California and cover a maximum range of 2,640 miles. A group of U.S. specialists will also board the Russian aircraft to monitor the flight and to ensure that norms of the treaty are not violated. According to the U.S. Department...
  • The IRS Scandal is Not Going Away

    12/06/2014 10:12:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-6-14 | Bruce Walker
    The IRS scandal is not much in the news these days, but it is not going away. The more Obama’s minions stonewall this scandal, the more congressional Democrats discount the scandal, the more the leftist establishment media ignores this scandal, the more toxic it will be for the left. In late November we learned that 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s lost e-mails have been found, but these e-mails have not yet been converted into readable form. The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and...
  • Sweden's left-wing government collapses over immigration policy

    12/05/2014 8:31:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The left-of-center government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been forced to call new elections less than three months after taking office.  Unable to pass a budget through the Rikstag (parliament), Lofven faced a choice of either resigning or calling snap elections, slated for March 22, 2015.  Although the budget was the trigger, most observers believe that immigration policy is at the root of the fall.  David Crouch of the U.K. Guardian explains: Sweden’s far right plunged the country into unprecedented political upheaval on Wednesday by forcing the government to gamble on fresh elections in the spring after the...
  • If Eric Garner Were White (His death would be a Tea Party crusade.)

    12/05/2014 2:29:57 AM PST · by granada · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | DEC 4 2014, 10:08 AM ET | PETER BEINART
    Imagine that Eric Garner had been white. Imagine that he’d been living in Idaho. Imagine that the law-enforcement officers who killed him had been federal agents. His death would be a Tea Party crusade. Think about it. The police hassled Garner because he had a history of selling untaxed cigarettes. It’s the kind of big-government intrusion that drives Tea Partiers nuts. One of the events that helped launch the Tea Party, in fact, came in January 2009, when activists from Young Americans for Liberty donned American Indian garb to protest the soda taxes proposed by then-New York Governor David Patterson....
  • JOBS: Feds Hiring 1,000 Permanent Employees to Implement Obama’s Immigration Orders in Virginia

    12/04/2014 6:46:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/04/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Federal officials are hiring 1,000 permanent employees to open a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Virginia that will help implement President Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. “USCIS is taking steps to open a new operational center in Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, to accommodate about 1,000 full-time, permanent federal and contract employees in a variety of positions and grade levels,” the agency announced Monday in a bulletin flagged by Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.). “The initial workload will include cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration announced on Nov. 20, 2014.”...
  • Theresa May says tens of thousands held as modern slaves in Britain

    12/01/2014 8:22:45 PM PST · by familyop · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | Patrick Sawer
    As many as 13,000 people in Britain are being held in conditions of slavery, four times the number previously thought, it has been revealed. In what is said to be the first scientific estimate of the scale of modern slavery in the UK, the Home Office has said the number of victims last year was between 10,000 and 13,000. They include women forced into prostitution, domestic staff and workers in fields, factories and fishing boats.
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Democrats must embrace big government’ to win in 2016

    11/25/2014 1:37:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had some good news for Republicans on Tuesday. Speaking at the National Press Club, the Empire State senator issued a veiled criticism of Hillary Clinton when he insisted that Democrats can only win the White House again in 2016 if they make a convincing case for big government. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... “That same underlying expectation that government should help make life easier for the middle class is as strong as it’s ever been, setting the stage for a Democratic victory in 2016 if, and only if, we can convince people that government...
  • Obama the Tyrant

    11/25/2014 9:18:04 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | by Bruce Thornton
    Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to 4 million illegal aliens exposes yet again the hypocrisy and cynicism of the most partisan administration in recent history. Typical of a president who seemingly can’t remember or doesn’t care what he has publicly told the people, Obama went ahead and took action that more than 20 times he had publicly said he couldn’t legally takeŹŹ. And he did so not because of some pressing “crisis” of illegals living “in the shadows,” a rationale that ignores the real crisis–– illegal deadbeats and thugs serially passing though a porous border in order to create mayhem...