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  • U.S. takes aim at cyber attacks from connected devices as recalls mount

    10/24/2016 7:22:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Joseph Menn
    Obama administration officials sought on Monday to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter new types of cyber attacks such as the one Friday that rendered Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and dozens of other major websites unavailable. The Department of Homeland Security said it had held a conference call with 18 major communication service providers shortly after the attack began and was working to develop a new set of “strategic principles” for securing internet-connected devices. DHS said its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center was working with companies, law enforcement and researchers to cope with attacks made possible...
  • Oregon militia movement growing steadily, report says

    10/23/2016 12:02:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Right-wing militia groups have grown steadily since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and they continue to grow, according to a new report released this week. The left-leaning Political Research Associates published “Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement” during a presidential election season that’s seen Republican nominee Donald Trump appeal to such right-wing groups while Democrat Hillary Clinton has been the subject of ire for those same groups. The report says Oregon has one of the most developed militia movements in the country and it details the rise of the movement, including events and groups...
  • AFGE Endorses Rep. Steny Hoyer for Maryland House Seat

    10/23/2016 10:12:56 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 21, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity. Congressman Hoyer has been an “unwavering advocate” for federal workers, union says WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest union of federal workers, has endorsed Rep. Steny Hoyer for re-election to Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.“Congressman Hoyer has been an unwavering advocate for federal government employees since he was first elected to Congress in 1981,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.“Rep....
  • He’s With Her: Inside Paul Ryan’s Months-Long Campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton President

    10/22/2016 10:34:23 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 72 replies ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | He’s With Her: Inside Paul Ryan’s Months-Long Campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton President
  • Trump: Please Explain Why America Needs to be Great Again. (vanity)

    10/19/2016 8:07:01 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 16 replies
    VetsCoR | October 19, 2016 | A Navy Vet
    Dear Mr. Trump. If you have an opening or closing statement in tonight's debate, I request that you take this last opportunity to detail why you want to "Make America Great Again". If not statements, then interject your message where appropriate. Below is a start.
  • New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to 'Shadow Government'

    10/18/2016 6:41:34 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/18/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    One revelation in the documents came from an interview with an unidentified person who suggested that Freedom of Information Act requests related to Clinton went through a group sometimes called "the Shadow Government." "There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.' This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries," the FBI's interview summary said. That group, according to the summary, argued for a Clinton document release to be conducted all at once "for coordination...
  • Hillary Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back

    10/17/2016 8:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race. On Monday, however, the various issues associated with Clinton's email setup came roaring back. According to emails released by the FBI, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to ease up on classification decisions in exchange for allowing more FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go. The words "quid pro quo" were...
  • New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to 'SHADOW GOVERNMENT'

    10/17/2016 3:15:54 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 32 replies
    cnbc ^ | 10/17/16 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A new trove of interview summaries and notes from the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails lays out a series of allegations that could prove fodder for future attacks on the Democratic presidential nominee. The 100 pages, released Monday morning, include claims that Clinton "blatantly" disregarded protocol. Other claims include that a group of powerful State Department employees attempted to coordinate a document release, and that a department official asked for a "quid pro quo" related to the former secretary of state's emails.
  • Biden: Curing cancer will reaffirm Americans' faith in government

    10/17/2016 2:39:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Nicole Duran
    Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he's upset that some people have lost their faith in government, but said curing cancer would help reverse that. "It disturbs me for the first time in my career ... some of the American people are no longer of the view that we can do anything," Biden said while discussing his cancer "moonshot" task force's report that he delivered to President Obama on Monday.
  • Man is Not Free Unless Government is Limited

    10/16/2016 7:49:16 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 20 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/14/16 (video of an earlier speech) | Ronald Reagan
    Words we should never forget!
  • Michigan Legislature Can End 2016 Strong by Acting on Key Issues

    10/14/2016 12:52:55 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/12/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan Legislature has only a limited number of days to finish up this year’s lawmaking. Time is at a premium since this is an election year for the Michigan House, meaning there will be a lame-duck session after Nov. 8. Legislators are working on several complicated issues that have lots of moving parts, such as energy and auto insurance. Michigan’s energy laws were rewritten in 2008 when the state rolled back electricity choice and mandated that 90 percent of the market be given over to two companies. It also required that 10 percent of energy come from inefficient green...
  • Fed Hawks Are Gaining Sway, September Meeting Minutes Show

    10/13/2016 3:46:36 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 12, 2016 4:13 PM ET | JED GRAHAM
    The Federal Reserve hawks pushing for an immediate rate hike in September lost the battle, but they may have gained the upper hand over the doves, minutes of the September meeting suggested. With three members warning that the Fed risked losing its credibility or being forced to hike rates rapidly if the labor market got too tight, the group in the middle made a concession to the hawks — essentially pledging to hike rates in December unless there was a major shift in economic data. The Fed noted in its Sept. 21 statement that the case for a rate hike...
  • The Out-Of-Control Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Its Wings Clipped

    10/13/2016 3:44:28 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 12, 2016 4:17 PM ET | Editorial
    Separation of Powers: A U.S. appeals court took a small step to restoring constitutional order to the federal government on Tuesday when it issued a blistering decision which found that the design of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the court left this dangerous agency otherwise intact. It's not too much of an exaggeration to describe the CFPB as the Frankenstein's Monster of federal regulatory agencies. When Democrats breathed life into it as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, they created a bureau that — by design — was almost entirely unaccountable to the public. Congress has...
  • Send these CORRUPTION Videos Far and Wide

    10/12/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse | Art in Idaho
    I think the key to the election now is to focus on Clinton corruption. The recent WikiLeaks revelations and a recent report that 61% of Americans view Federal government corruption as their primary concern. Previous studies have revealed 70-75% of Americans believe the country is going in the wrong direction. A study from last year showed 57% are frustrated with the federal government. **A Chapman University study released today showed Corruption as the number one fear: "More than 60 percent of respondents in the Chapman University study said they were afraid or very afraid of corrupt government officials. Terrorist attacks...
  • Home! - Russian officials and deputies advised to return the children and parents home

    10/11/2016 4:18:13 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    Znak ^ | 10/11/2016 | Znak
    Home! - Russian officials and deputies advised to return the children and parents home Google translate: Russian - English Russia, Today, 6:37 Home! - Russian officials and deputies advised to return the children and parents home Russian officials, up to the highest level, it is recommended to return to the country of children studying abroad. And to do so without waiting for the end of the study, and by shifting offspring in Russian universities. At home, parents should also return to officials and deputies, if the older generation of the family for some reason resides abroad without losing the citizenship of...
  • Diseases Once Eradicated Are Making a Comeback

    10/10/2016 9:00:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/10/16 | Karen Lees
    The perfect storm for a humanitarian and public health disaster is brewing in the U.S. and the mainstream media is largely ignoring it. It’s the politically incorrect elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. With the influx of well over one million new persons each year not born in the U.S, diseases that rarely occurred or were eliminated have begun to re-emerge, putting all Americans at risk. Breitbart reports, “Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system and a rise in the subsidized migration...

    10/09/2016 10:37:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    What is a Millennial? A zombie does what its master tells it to do. Somehow, these zombie-like characteristics seem to have been transferred onto our Millennials What is a Millennial? The Millennial person is said to be someone between the ages of about 18 and 35. This is Generation “Y,” the one with the sports-participation trophies they earned just for showing up. The generation that has been told all through its life that it is just so extra special that they can never have enough self-esteem, even if they are actually worthless in life. This is the generation who were...
  • Trump says he will dump 70% of Regulations

    10/07/2016 4:45:20 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | 7 Oct 2016 | Rob Quinn
    Donald Trump wants to more than merely decimate federal regulations: He told a town hall event in New Hampshire on Thursday night that he wants to wipe out a full 70% of them.
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL - Octiber 6, 2016 Join with fellow FREEPERS in prayer

    10/06/2016 7:01:21 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | 6 October 2016 | UMC Rev Mom
    I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: From whence shall my help come? My help [cometh] from Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. Jehovah is thy keeper: Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night. Jehovah will keep thee from all evil; He will keep thy soul. Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in From this...
  • Government to pay for gender reassignment surgery for military members

    10/05/2016 12:01:40 PM PDT · by CMS · 44 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3 OCT 2016 | Debbie Lord
    The U.S. government will, beginning this week, pay for soldiers to undergo treatment and surgery for gender reassignment. The policy, which was first announced in June, applies to active duty soldiers who have received approval for gender reassignment from a military physician and from their commanding officers, according to the Department of Defense. The military health program will cover therapy and hormone treatments along with surgery for approved service members diagnosed with gender dysphoria. The policy does not yet extend to military dependents.
  • Obama appointees are “burrowing in” for career government positions

    10/03/2016 11:16:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Hot ^ | October 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we prepare to enter into the presidential transition period there is one pressing question on the mind of some government employees: will I stay or will I go? (With all due apologies to The Clash.) For most federal workers the change in management won’t have much effect. They are hired through normal channels and have powerful unions to ensure they stay there for as long as they like. But a second class of government employees consists of those who are appointed by the current administration. They generally don’t enjoy the same level of protection and are often replaced when...
  • Hillary’s statist solution. Bigger government will further hobble the economy

    10/04/2016 7:57:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Peter Morici -
    Listening to her — and the worshipping liberal media — President Obama rescued America from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression by creating nearly 15 million jobs after unemployment peaked at 10 percent. Voters should validate his success by electing Mrs. Clinton to finish the job he started. What she says is needed now to accomplish a utopian state is yet even more government regulation — for example, by federalizing the California Equal Pay Act, which regulates salary and hiring decisions in the Golden State down to the smallest businesses — higher electric rates to pay for massive...
  • Australia: State-wide power loss raises 'serious questions' (Climate Changers Get their Due)

    09/29/2016 5:17:47 AM PDT · by IncPen · 22 replies
    ABCNews Australia ^ | 9/29/16 | Matthew Doran and Alexandra Beech
    -- snip --Mr Frydenberg said more than 40 per cent of South Australia's energy supply comes from renewable energy, but emphasised that was not the cause for the blackout. "That does raise questions for the stability of the system — not just for supply, because when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining, electricity is not being generated — but also for the stability of the system because of the frequency that is generated as opposed to base-load power which has historically been more coal and more gas," Mr Frydenberg said. "So questions are raised by...
  • Called the FBI re:Public Corruption (vanity)

    09/28/2016 3:57:17 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 26 replies
    VetsCoR | September 27, 2016 | A Navy Vet
    Out of disgust and frustration, I finally called the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I got through to the Public Corruption office. I asked who I was talking to and he gave me a number.
  • The Weaponized Government Continues – U.S. Dept. Of Labor Target Peter Thiel…

    09/28/2016 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 27, 2016 | sundance
    A message from the Rebel Alliance follows article. The Weaponization of the U.S. government against non-compliant citizens continues today with the U.S. Department of Labor now targeting Peter Thiel:   (Via CNN Money) The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit Monday against Palantir, a data software startup said to be valued at more than $20 billion, for allegedly being biased against hiring Asian candidates. The secretive startup was cofounded by Peter Thiel, an investor and Facebook board member who has emerged as perhaps the most prominent Donald Trump supporter in the tech industry. Thiel is also known for backing lawsuits against Gawker...
  • Peter Thiel's company just sued by U.S. Government (my title)

    09/27/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/27/2016 | TIM HIGGINS
    Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
  • Why Won’t You Believe Me When I Say I Want to Kill You?

    09/21/2016 9:28:35 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leslie-Ann Stoffel
    There were six global Islamic jihad attacks in Israel over the weekend, a knife attack in a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a bombing attack in the city of New York, with other bombs found in New York and New Jersey, and yet the elites in the media and the government who hold authority over us insist on covering up the truth and doing everything in their power not to admit that we’re at war with the global jihad. Of course, those in charge waste no time coming on the “news” to spew platitudes at us such as “if...
  • Upcoming IPAWS National Test (Emergency Alert System Wednesday, September 28 2:20pmEDT)

    09/19/2016 11:06:40 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    FEMA & FCC ^ | 09/19/2016 | Fema C. Amp
    Upcoming IPAWS National Test IPAWS will hold a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 2:20pm EDT.
  • Washington's Endgame: First Your Guns, Then Your Cash?

    09/18/2016 6:14:17 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Dan Joppich
    People don't even think of the American dollar much. Punch a few buttons on an ATM, and twenties appear from a drawer. We don't think much beyond what cash dollars in our pockets can buy at a particular moment. In reality, cash represents freedom – a simple freedom that millions of people around the world don't enjoy while we take it for granted. Russian philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky in the 1800s said, "Money is coined liberty."
  • Venezuela solves food shortage by making it illegal to buy too much

    09/15/2016 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Laser_Ray · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/15/2016 | Mariana Zuńiga and Nick Miroff
    BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela – The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke up to get in line outside the supermarket. By the time he arrived, there were already 100 people ahead of him. Camascaro never made it inside. Truckloads of Venezuelan troops arrived in the darkness, arresting him and nearly 30 others seemingly pulled from the queue at random, according to his lawyer. Camascaro, 50, was charged with violating laws against interfering "directly or indirectly" with the production, transportation or sale of food. He has been in jail for three months, awaiting a hearing. “I went to...
  • What to do if the government comes after you

    09/15/2016 6:08:31 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 20 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | mainestategop
    In our last article we talked about warning signs that the government had it in for you and planned to take away your home and your livelyhood. Well today well talk about what to do in the even you uncover these warning signs or if government tries to come after you! The tips we'll be giving you came from people I've known over the years who've had their struggle with the government, people you may know like Maurice NewHope, who was wrongfully arrested and detained in a psychiatric hospital for handing out copies of the constitution in East Harlem....
  • Warning signs the government wants to get you

    09/15/2016 6:06:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Its something most Americans don't think of... They don't realize that the government that rules their state and municipality is danger to them. Many don't realize the need to fear government. In fact many Americans today, thanks in part to brainwashing by public schools, revisionist history,  pop culture and other things welcome bigger and more powerful government. The government is worshiped by liberals and many mainstream Americans have been conned into worshiping this false idol, whether or not they know it. For many hapless victims, they find out too late to do anything to stop the government from robbing...
  • Congress and Concert Tickets (Vanity)

    09/14/2016 5:37:27 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 6 replies
    9/14/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    I saw a news item on the morning MSM news about the sale of concert tickets. It seems that scalpers buy up many of the tickets withing minutes of them going on sale. The proposed solution was for Congress to create a law concerning the sale of concert tickets. That was probably the dumbest idea that I've heard since the last Slow Joe speech. The most simple and effective solution is for the public not to buy the scalped tickets. A few concerts with no scalped ticket proceeds and they would be out of business. However, the scalpers are counting...
  • Battling Big Government...From Washington! [Ron Paul and Rand Paul on Saudi Arms Deal]

    09/10/2016 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne
    You Tube ^ | 07 September 2016 | Rand Paul
    Some good information in this talk. Rand Paul is on it about Saudi (and other) arms sales and much else. 18:16
  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals. The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program. Airplane used to conduct wide area surveillance. Persistent Surveillance Systems The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death...
  • The US Government Just Bought $20 Million Worth Of Surplus Cheese

    08/26/2016 4:25:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    Twenty million dollars worth of cheese. That's how much of the good stuff the federal government plans to buy to ease America's massive cheese surplus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week it will purchase the nearly 11 million pounds of cheese for "private inventories." Before you get too excited about government-funded grilled cheese sandwiches, that means the cheese will go to food banks and charity groups around the country.
  • Article V For a Republic Worth Keeping

    08/26/2016 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As I recall from Gibbon, the Western Roman Empire went out with more of a whimper than a bang. By the time of Alaric and his Visigoths in 410 AD, Rome was so corrupt and weak there was little to stand in his way. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined simultaneously with government. Long before the fall, Roman republican citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was exempt from the...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, ...

    08/15/2016 7:35:08 PM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 15 August 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.”—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms. The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror. More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to...
  • Congrats, You Won a Gold Medal. Now, Here’s Your Tax Bill

    08/15/2016 2:20:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Michael Phelps may be untouchable in the water, but even he can’t out-swim the Tax Man. America’s Olympic medalists must pay state and federal taxes on the prize money they get for winning. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards $25,000 for gold medals, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. That’s not all. Olympians also have to pay tax on the value of the medals themselves. Gold and silver medals are made mostly of silver, while bronze medals are composed of mostly copper. Rio’s medals are among the largest and heaviest ever and contain about 500 grams of either silver or...
  • Report: Justice Department declined FBI request to investigate Clinton Foundation

    08/10/2016 12:44:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 82 replies
    Justice Department officials decided against an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after the FBI requested the agency open a case into allegations of corruption stemming from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. But the Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to pursue the probe given what it characterized as insufficient evidence, according to a CNN report Wednesday. The State Department's seemingly preferrential treatment of foundation donors under Clinton's leadership has raised questions about whether she and her aides ignored conflicts of interest in order to help the charity's most generous donors. Emails made public this week have deepened suspicions...
  • Vanity: Charley Reese's Final column!

    08/05/2016 8:08:47 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 10 replies ^ | N/A | Charley Reese
    A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL. Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.. Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis...
  • MassPrivateI: Police to arrest people based on 'Sentiment Analysis' of their Tweets

    08/03/2016 8:42:21 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    Mass Private I ^ | 08/02/2016 | Mapi
    MassPrivateI: Police to arrest people based on 'Sentiment Analysis' of their Tweets MassPrivateI Privacy, Civil Rights And Criminal Justice Issues Aug 2, 2016 Police to arrest people based on 'Sentiment Analysis' of their Tweets Researchers at the University of Salamanca (USAL) have developed a 'Sentiment Analysis' (SA) algorithm that monitors Twitter and Facebook. Psychologist, Paul Ekman has worked with the CIA, DOD and DHS for years, helping develop facial emotion detection, click here to read more. Our government is also using 'Emotive Analytics' (EA), to arrest and imprison innocent people! Ekman has provided training to a whole series of...
  • The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001

    08/01/2016 5:48:20 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2 AUGUST 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001 by Tyler Durden Aug 1, 2016 11:31 AM 0 SHARES Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via, In our household, we measure inflation with the "Burrito Index": How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up?Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you’re a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the real-world inflation of the Burrito Index with great accuracy: the cost of a regular burrito from our local taco truck has gone up from $2.50 in 2001 to $5 in...
  • Liberty Fading

    07/31/2016 7:56:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We have withered. We have lost our will. We have allowed our complacency to place our liberty at risk. Therefore, our liberty is fading With time things wither away. We lose our youth, our friends, and our things. As with life, liberty has grown old, and is at risk of being forgotten and tossed aside. Thus, is the reality of the cycles of time. In history we can see that systems of liberty always begin with courage and virtue, only to wither away under the assault of tyrants and complacency. The Roman Republic became an empire, and the Saxons gave...
  • World’s Biggest Pension Fund Loses $51 Billion in Stock Rout

    07/30/2016 6:26:17 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | July 30 2016 | Yuko Takeo and Shigeki Nozawa
    Japan’s $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund lost 3.8 percent in the year ended March 31, or 5.3 trillion yen ($51 billion), the retirement manager said Friday in Tokyo. That’s the biggest drop since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. GPIF lost 10.8 percent on domestic equities and 9.6 percent on shares in other markets, while Japanese bonds handed the fund a 4.1 percent gain.
  • To Speed Economic Recovery, Release the Brakes

    07/26/2016 4:14:10 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies ^ | July 25, 2016 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Back in January of 2015, Medarva asked for the state's permission to move two operating rooms from their current location at the Stony Point Surgery Center to the West Creek Medical Park, about a half-hour's drive away. You might think that the decision about whether Medarva moves a couple of operating rooms ought to be up to Medarva, and you would be right about that—in theory.In Virginia, however, such decisions require the state's approval, because the state maintains a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) law. Congress forced states to adopt such laws to address problems created by federal cost-plus reimbursement...
  • Brave Intercessors Showdown Satanists with Prayer in City Hall

    07/21/2016 4:42:31 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 5 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | 7/21/2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    When a satanist tried to invoke curses during a city hall meeting, men and women joined hands behind him and began reciting the Lord's Prayer. (Screengrab via Charisma News) Satanist David Suhor led the invocation at the Pensacola City Council meeting last week. But he wasn't the only one there to pray...
  • Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointeesTrump Could Seek New Law

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