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  • 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 take¬¬. 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...
  • Make Obama Own the Shutdown: Why Shutdown 2015 will be different

    11/24/2014 5:35:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/24/2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    They say politicians, like generals, tend to fight the last war. In the Constitutional showdown over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and threatened government shutdown, Republicans are poised to lose an important fight they can and should win. They lack confidence because they suffer PTSD from the last battle. It’s quite a turnaround from Obama’s historic drubbing in the midterms a few weeks ago. Suddenly, he seems smug and purposeful while Republicans are fearful of missteps in a minefield.Republicans and many legal scholars believe Obama undermined the constitutional order with unknown consequences. At worst, he’s ignited an arms race...
  • Then and Now: Private vs. Public Sector

    11/24/2014 12:29:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    In fairness to the public sector column, government is always coming up with innovative ways to confiscate our money.
  • American CEOs on the Economy : Softness, Stagnant, Cautious, Challenging

    11/24/2014 7:08:59 AM PST · by GilGil · 8 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Since May, CEO confidence among America's largest companies had stagnated - even as stocks did what they do and rise, rise, rise. That changed when Bullard (now explained as "misunderstood" by the market) set fire to stocks with his QE4 hints and Plunge Protection Team rescue. However, the last 2 weeks have seen a noticable collapse once again in CEO confidence, according to Bloomberg's Orange Book index, even as stocks reach new higher all-time-er highs. As Bloomberg's Rich Yamarone notes, recent earnings calls highlight the headwinds companies face: Executives cite “softness in consumer spending,” a “challenging” climate, “fairly stagnant economy,”...
  • Stunning new surge of jobs in Kansas ( Brownback's ruinous economy )

    11/22/2014 8:54:48 AM PST · by GusFring · 27 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11-21-2014 | YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH -
    Bet Gov. Sam Brownback is enjoying this news with a big smile on his face: Just-released federal figures Friday morning showed a stunning surge of jobs in October in Kansas. The state gained 8,400 jobs in the month according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more than the paltry number Kansas added during the first nine months of the year, or 7,900 jobs. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4046156.html#storylink=cpy
  • Gov't Websites Still State "It is Against Federal Law to Hire Illegal Aliens" Despite Obama Decree

    11/21/2014 4:06:57 PM PST · by rightistight · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/21/14 | Aurelius
    Despite the fact that President Obama, through an executive order, is now allowing several million illegal aliens to apply for work permits, the IRS's official website still states that it is "against federal law to hire illegal aliens." In an article called, "Hiring People Who Live in the U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens," the IRS definitively states that undocumented workers are unequivocally not allowed to work. Not only does this show that the government needs to update their websites, but that the President has changed laws unilaterally, something that the Executive Branch is not allowed to do. The article...
  • School Handout: 'The Government Gives Us Rights' "[G]ive your loyalty to the U.S. government."

    11/20/2014 8:38:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/14 | Trey Sanchez
    A well-circulated school handout is teaching children that rights are given to citizens not by their Creator, but by their government. The author of the handout, Phyllis Naegeli, writes educational (used loosely) materials for elementary school-aged children. Her lesson Being a Good Citizen, found on EdHelper.com, states the following: When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. In our country, you have free speech. You are also given the right to choose a religion. Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. The writing, which dates...
  • Warren misses the point on government overspending

    11/17/2014 10:40:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Let’s remember it was the President shutting things down because he refused to be willing to work with Republicans on a spending bill Senator Elizabeth Warren has been making the TV talk show circuit lately, giving her stump speech as her hosts try to carry on a conversation with her. On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, she was at it again. Ignoring the fact that the Democrat’s message was not received in the recent General Election, she continued unabated, including boasting about the Unaffordable Care Act. Seth Meyers, to his credit, asked some good questions. But...
  • Gov. Jindal: 'I Don't Think the President Should Shut Down the Government'

    11/17/2014 9:45:29 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/17/2014 | Susan Jones
    "I don't think the president should shut down the government to try to break the Constitution," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told a flustered Chuck Todd Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Todd had just asked Jindal, "If the president goes through with his executive action (on immigration), do you think Republicans and Capitol Hill ought to use even the power of shutting down the government to stop him from doing it?" "Two things," Jindal responded. "I don't think the president should shut down the government to try to break the Constitution. The reality is this. I do think the--- Todd...
  • More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations

    11/17/2014 5:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/2014 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU and WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    WASHINGTON — The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show. At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice. At the Internal Revenue Service, dozens of undercover agents chase suspected tax evaders worldwide, by posing as tax preparers, accountants drug dealers or yacht buyers...
  • Can Anarcho-Capitalism Work?

    11/17/2014 4:31:58 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/16/2014 | Llewellyn Rockwell
    This talk was delivered at the Costa Mesa Mises Circle on Society Without the State, November 8, 2014. The term “anarcho-capitalism” has, we might say, rather an arresting quality. But while the term itself may jolt the newcomer, the ideas it embodies are compelling and attractive, and represent the culmination of a long development of thought. If I had to boil it down to a handful of insights, they would be these: (1) each human being, to use John Locke’s formulation, “has a property in his own person”; (2) there ought to be a single moral code binding all people,...
  • Obamacare Facebook page comments mostly from small group of supporters

    11/17/2014 4:05:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/16/14 | Kelly Riddell
    60 percent of site’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles Cindi Huynh, an Obamacare supporter in California, posted on average 59 times a day on the site in 60 days, making her the No. 1 poster in that period. She posted only during work hours — as is the trend of the top 25 posters on the site — and never on weekends
  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

    11/17/2014 3:26:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/14/14
    Apparently according to a homework sheet being given to our 2nd graders in this country about how to be good citizens, the government *gives* us our rights. Did you know that?
  • Now And Forever

    11/11/2014 12:36:27 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 11/11/14 | Me
    The American soldier is the backbone of our liberties; the rock upon which tyranny must break. Without their sacrifice, their unwavering commitment to this nation and the ideals it espouses, this republic not only would have fallen but its beacon of hope would have been extinguished long ago beneath the smoke-ridden battlefields of Lexington, Bunker Hill, or Yorktown. Tragically, despite the fact millions of Americans bask in the opportunity and affluence of their God-given rights, those procured by the unassuming few, the struggles of our veterans often goes unappreciated or unnoticed; especially by those who have the most blessings or...
  • Republicans warn of ‘chilling effect’ from Obama’s push for more Internet regulation

    11/11/2014 9:24:23 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    FOX ^ | November 11, 2014 | FOX
    President Obama drew a sharp rebuke from senior Republicans on Capitol Hill for pushing broad regulation of Internet broadband service, with lawmakers warning that such a move would imperil the “thriving Internet economy and the American jobs it creates.” The president touched off the battle after issuing a lengthy statement on Monday on so-called “net neutrality.” Staking out his position, the president called on the Federal Communications Commission to more heavily regulate Internet providers and treat broadband much as it would any other public utility.
  • John Williams' Take On The October Unemployment Report: "The Economy Remains In Terrible Shape"

    11/10/2014 10:17:45 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge - Shadow Stats ^ | 11-10-2014 | Tyler Durden - John Williams
    Tyler Durden 11/10/2014 When it comes to inflation data, there are two parallel sources: the BLS, and ShadowStats' John Williams, who continues to plough through the underlying "data" using pre-pre-pre-revision protocols, and every month reveals a parallel universe in which something shocking is revealed: the truth. Here is his take on the October "weaker but really stronger than expected" jobs numbers. Here is what really happened. From ShadowStats Never Recovered, the Economy Remains in Terrible Shape. The large number of opening headlines in today’s (November 9th) missive reflects various stories, ranging from twisted unemployment data, to an election dominated by...
  • DOJ grants $63 million for social justice school discipline promoted by Bill Ayers

    11/09/2014 8:11:01 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 29 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | November 7, 2014 | DANETTE CLARK
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice recently promised a whopping $63 million to investigate school safety programs and to reward districts for implementing “restorative justice” and other related school discipline programs. According to an October 1st statement from Attorney General Eric Holder, “This funding is being awarded as part of the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative – a large-scale, multi-agency research effort to build practical, and scientifically-sound, knowledge about effective ways to increase school safety nationwide.” However, according to a review of past and current restorative justice initiatives in schools, the funding appears to be just...
  • GEORGE SOROS CONTROLS CALIFORNIA: Jerry Brown - a willing puppet

    11/09/2014 9:29:03 AM PST · by ednoonan7 · 8 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Edward C Noonan
    PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 8, 2014 GEORGE SOROS CONTROLS CALIFORNIA: Jerry Brown - a willing puppet November 8, 2014 – The Center for American Progress (CAP) describes itself as “an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action” in such areas as “energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care.” CAP is a key member of the Shadow Party, a network of non-profit activist groups organized by George Soros and others to mobilize resources -- money, get-out-the-vote drives, campaign advertising, and policy initatives -- to advance Socialist/Marxist agendas. See:...
  • The Magnitude of the Mandate

    11/07/2014 1:17:07 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 15 replies
    November 7, 2014 | self
    Pat Buchanan in The Kumbaya Temptation said, "Had a British prime minister received a vote like this, he would have resigned by now." Of course the supreme narcissist will never entertain such a thought. In fact, the magnitude of the smack down probably hasn't even registered with him yet, or if it has, he's in so much denial he will never realize it was all about him. Nixon resigned after a cover-up of a third rate burglary. This guy has: Benghazigate, IRSgate, VA scandals, Fast and Furious, Holder crimes, NSA spying, outrageous government spending, trillions in national debt, 100 Trillion...
  • A Touch of Humor - Liberal Prophets

    11/05/2014 7:54:25 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    Conservatism is Calling ^ | November 5, 2014 | Chris Corrado
    A humorous montage of liberals 'calling' the election in the days before Tuesday, November 4th. Link here: Liberal Prophets
  • Obama: 'The Most Important Organization on Earth--The U.S. Government'

    11/05/2014 4:56:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    the weekly standard ^ | 11/5/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama labeled the U.S. government "the most important organization on earth" and said that he'd "squeeze every last little bit of opportunity" from his position as president of the United State over the next two years. Watch here:
  • Republicans Sweep Through Texas, But More Voters Stay Home

    11/05/2014 2:45:43 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 18 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/05/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    The Texas GOP woke up this morning feeling extremely positive about yesterday’s results. Wendy Davis got destroyed, Pete Gallego lost his U.S. House seat, and the Texas Senate is now one seat away from being Democrat filibuster-proof thanks to Konni Burton. The debate over the future of Republican dominance in Texas appears to be over for now, but Texans are leaving the political process in droves. After the 1994 gubernatorial election between George W. Bush and Ann Richards, voter turner dropped significantly. 1994’s turnout was just over 50%, but since then turnout in gubernatorial elections years has never surpassed 38%....
  • 10 Examples Of The Extreme Incompetence That Now Pervades The Federal Government

    11/04/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge - TAD ^ | 11-4-2014 | Michael - Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenMichael SnyderNovember 4, 2014 There has always been a substantial level of incompetence at federal agencies, but under the Obama administration incompetence has risen to unprecedented levels. This year the incompetence of the Secret Service, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the CDC have all made national headlines. And it is hard to forget how the launch of Obamacare was such a failure that it became a global joke. We live at a time when our government officials can’t seem to do anything right. When Americans complain about the government, most of the time they focus...
  • What Time Do the Polls Close? It's Govt., So Don't Ask

    11/03/2014 9:53:30 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    My poor blind wife sits at home awaiting my return from work.I simply want to know if I can get her to the polls in Roseville, California before they close.The first question about voting is, "what time are the polls open?"If this were a business, not only would "what, where, how, why and when" be the first thing a serious venture that isn't "too big to fail" would inform its customers about…If you look on the internet for any business that has to please its customers or else go out of business, you'll see on right Google "open until (8:00...
  • Federal judge refuses government request to close terrorism hearing

    11/02/2014 4:22:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/31/14 | Jason Meisner
    A federal judge Friday refused a government request to close her courtroom for a hearing next week for a Bolingbrook teen charged with attempting to go abroad to join the extremist group Islamic State.. Prosecutors had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox to restrict access of the public and the news media during the Monday detention hearing for Mohammed Hamzah Khan because of "privacy concerns" involving two minors connected to Khan's case but not charged with any wrongdoing. In her four-page ruling, Cox said prosecutors had not met their burden to show that closing the proceedings would outweigh the "value...
  • Government doesn't just want to help you. It wants to control you.

    11/02/2014 11:22:54 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 2, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Is this video part of the vast right-wing conspiracy damned by Hillary Clinton and her ilk? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwmD4c_NxI] Video linkThe video was posted last year. Has our situation become better, or worse, since then? My "unprincipled" viewSome pogroms programs start with facially good intentions and are reported as though they were good by the “principled” media. Then they change focus slowly and few notice; the few who notice and speak about it can be silenced. By the time that more notice and speak, it's too late. “Our” Government won. Soak, rinse lightly, soak and repeat. If you haven't read Matthew Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy please do. Then...
  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt tells Tulsa group that religious freedom at risk in U.S.

    10/30/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT · by excalibur21 · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10-3--14 | Bill Sherman
    “There are individuals in leadership today, both in the political sphere and in the courts, who believe you do not have the free exercise of religion, you have freedom of worship,” he said. Those people believe the First Amendment applies only to what happens inside the walls of a church, he said. True freedom of religion is the ability to take faith into the public square to influence the culture, he said.
  • Details Of Government Spying/Hacking and Bugging Of Sharyl Attkisson Begin To Surface….

    10/28/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    The Conservative tree House ^ | 10-28-14 | Sundance
    This has been an interesting story since it first surfaced in May of 2013. Sharyl has been tight lipped since she announced knowing who had bugged her back in June of 2013. The exfiltration and bugging was extensive and highly professional. Her Skype program was used as a bugging tool for government agencies (NSA, CIA, FBI) to listen in to her conversations, and electronic classified documents were planted in her computer system in case blackmail leverage was needed… This was done while Sharyl was investigating Fast-n-Furious and Benghazi. (New York Post) A former CBS News reporter who quit the network...
  • Darrell Issa on Quarantines: Governors React To Ebola Leadership Void

    10/27/2014 7:45:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    State governors are enacting quarantines on healthcare professionals returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa because the American public does not trust the Obama administration to handle the growing crisis, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday. "Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership," Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley. Over the weekend, the states of New York, New Jersey, and Illinois have all imposed mandatory quarantines on people returning from West Africa, particularly healthcare workers, after Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer was...
  • Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer {Sharyl Attkinson]

    10/27/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding
    A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer. In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed. “This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying. She speculates that the...
  • Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

    10/27/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT · by Makana · 22 replies
    New York TImes ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sheila Dewan
    ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less...
  • Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don’t Create Jobs (They Don't?)

    10/26/2014 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If you’re looking for proof that anyone can become anything in this nation, just look at Hillary Clinton. Hillary managed to utter a profoundly mind numbing statement at a recent Democrat Rally in Massachusetts. (Isn’t that the only kind of rally allowed in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts?) In fact, before writing this column, it took me a while to fully register what I was hearing from the former First Lady. According to the Free Beacon:Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”No… That’s not...
  • "They Just Want The Money!" The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone

    10/26/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-26-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/26/2014 “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. * * * The topic of civil asset forfeiture has been high on our agenda recently as federal 'agents' discover how to steal Americans' hard-earned cash with zero repurcussions , and decide unilaterally how much cash a 'common man' is allowed to carry; but as The NY Times reports, the escalation to The IRS brings a whole new world of possibilities with regard asset confiscation based on no...
  • Michigan Charges Man $30K in Back Child Support Despite DNA Test Proving Child Isn't His

    10/26/2014 11:27:45 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 26 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/26/14 | Aurelius
    A Detroit man, who has been jailed for not paying a child support bill for a child that everyone agrees is not his, now faces a $30,000 charge for the same child. “I feel like I’m standing in front of a brick wall with nowhere to go,” said Carnell Alexander, the man facing the bill. Detroit agrees with Mr. Alexander that the child in question is not his, but insists that he must pay regardless. The state of Michigan said that Mr. Alexander father a child in 1987, and demanded that he pay back child support over two decades ago....
  • Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth

    10/25/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by ednoonan7 · 2 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | 10-24-2014 | Edward C Noonan
    Contact: Edward C. Noonan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: ednoonan7@gmail.com Email: americanresistanceparty@mail.com http://www.americanresistanceparty.org ELECTING CALIFORNIA MARXIST JUDGES Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth October 24, 2014 – This week the San Diego Free Press printed an article titled “An Abbreviated Voter Guide to Electing Judges.” You can view it here: San Diego Free Press. This rag is an extremely liberal piece of Marxist propaganda. As usual, they were joyfully bitter against “birthers” and this was an attack piece against Judge Gary Kreep, one of the forefathers of the 2008 Soetoro (aka BHO) Ballot Challenges. This particular piece was written by an unknown leftist...
  • Automated Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional, EFF Explains in Jewel v. NSA

    10/24/2014 6:01:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | October 24, 2014 | Andrew Crocker and Cindy Cohn and Jamie Lee Williams
    Today EFF filed our latest brief in Jewel v. NSA, our longstanding case on behalf of AT&T customers aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans’ communications. The brief specifically argues that the Fourth Amendment is violated when the government taps into the Internet backbone at places like the AT&T facility on Folsom Street in San Francisco. As it happens, the filing coincides with the theatrical release of Laura Poitras’ new documentary, Citizenfour. The Jewel complaint was filed in 2008, and there’s a scene early in the film that shows the long road that case has...
  • So, the irony of Government in America (Vanity)

    10/24/2014 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 6 replies
    24 October 2014 | Morpheus2009
    Okay, so here's the irony of the government in America... 1) The government claims to save money by not enacting travel restrictions from the ebola hot zone, yet the total treatment cost for the American ebola patients and Liberian national numbers in the millions and counting, unless the New York doctor case is the last one. Also, the possibility exists that people will not want to be in public as much thanks to fear of ebola infectees walking around in public? 2) The CDC claims it is so noncontagious, but shouldn't people take precautions such as banning possibly ebola infectees...
  • <p>Security Moms of America, Unite!

    10/23/2014 4:20:19 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 8 replies
    self | October 23, 2014 | Art in Idaho
    Are you ready for the new America? Are you worried about your children and grandchildren? Do you love them? "Of course I do," you say. Well, what’s on the horizon for your kids and grandchildren is bleak indeed if we continue on the path Washington D.C. has set for us. There are so many areas of concern, it’s a, “Where do we start?” The whole appeasement foreign policy strategy of the Obama administration has us all worried. History shows appeasement has always led to war. The cutting of the defense budget, attitude towards the military, the VA scandal, Benghazi, the...
  • The Capitol and White House are Racist Icons, Because Diversity

    10/23/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ryan Meryhew wanted to be an air traffic controller.  He went to school for it, completed a College Initiative Training (CTI) degree, and applied with the FAA.  The FAA wouldn’t even interview him.  Because, diversity. “In school I did very well. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I passed the AT-SAT exam with a 99.5 percent, a near perfect score on the test that the FAA said you’ve got to pass,” said Meryhew. “I knew I had a passion for the position. It’s something that I wanted to do. I dedicated and put everything I had into the program.” It’s...
  • Government waste includes Swedish massages for rabbits, monkey gambling lessons

    10/22/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    More than a dozen lucky rabbits were given Swedish massages four times a day, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, as part of a study to figure out whether massage can help recovery times after strenuous exercise — a practice Sen. Tom Coburn says makes a mockery of federal spending. The rabbit massages are one of the hundred wasteful products Mr. Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, identified in his latest edition of the Wastebook, an annual compendium of the ridiculous and outrageous items in government spending, which he is releasing on Wednesday. Other highlights included the National Science Foundation paying academics to teach...
  • Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Government to Handle Ebola Drops

    10/22/2014 4:32:27 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Gallup ^ | Frank Newport
    Story Highlights Confidence in gov't to handle Ebola down to 52% from 61% No change in the percentage of Americans worried about getting Ebola Drop in confidence more apparent among Republicans PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans are no more worried about getting Ebola now than they were two weeks ago, but they have become somewhat less confident in the federal government's ability to deal with an outbreak of the virus. Fifty-two percent of Americans are now very or somewhat confident in the government's ability to handle Ebola, down from 61% in early October.
  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

    10/21/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    "....Every insider in Chicago told Klein the same thing: Jarrett has no qualifications to be the principal advisor to the president of the United States. She doesn't understand how Washington works, how relations with Congress work, how the federal process works. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how the military works, how national security works. But she understands how Obama works. The president turns to Valerie Jarrett for definitive advice on all these issues. She has given him terrible advice over and over, and still he turns to her. Her true job is to make Obama feel proud of...
  • Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

    10/20/2014 11:26:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20 2014 | Lisa Rein
    Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. The extensive use of so-called administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing...
  • Big government no solution to helping the poor

    10/20/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    We need our government to transition social welfare programs to private non-profit organizations that seek their funding directly from the people and the businesses of America, Whenever there is lots of money in a centralized source, there is a need to take extraordinary measures to keep it from being stolen. Yet we have a federal government that is involved in the centralized collection and spending of trillions of dollars that is being run by thieves. These thieves have a system of propagandists and compliant news media that have convinced millions of people that this system is working for the common...
  • Killing Confidence in Our Government

    10/19/2014 11:31:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Alan Caruba
    Our confidence in our government must be restored with new leadership. What has been the over-riding theme of life in America since Barack Obama became President in 2008? It has been the continued loss of confidence Americans have regarding various elements of the federal government. From the Centers for Disease Control, the Veterans Administration, the Secret Service, to the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, these and other agencies have been tainted in ways that have turned his two terms into a litany of scandals and failures. Obama is a President for whom politics is the sole reason...
  • Team Save USA: Raul Ries / Ben Carson Oct 2014: 1. Repentance 2. New Leaders 3. Speaker 4. Senate

    10/17/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 5 replies
    Friday October 17, 2014 | Golden Gate
    (Please read before posting.) Informed people know that it is going to take more than just a team of new leaders to save the USA, if it is still possible. It is being said that repentance needs to begin with the Christians, with the Church. Of course, the importance of repentance is relevant to all people. The next purpose of this article is to encourage the American people to see the need for electing the right leaders in all levels of our American government. Responsible citizens are focused on campaigns and the pending results of this November election. When considering...
  • AGs Holder, RFK both share wiretapping legacy

    10/17/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/17 | Peter Lucas
    It is understandable that outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder would hold up Robert F. Kennedy as a role model on how to run the Department of Justice. Kennedy, as President John F. Kennedy's attorney general and brother, believed in the secret bugging and surveillance of Americans accused of no wrongdoing, like Holder does, as well as the assassination of foreign leaders. One of those people kept under close FBI surveillance under Kennedy -- who Holder praised for his civil rights legacy -- was civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., another of Holder's heroes.
  • ObamaCare Does Not Have You Covered

    10/14/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    In the end, we are cutting our throats with government-run health care, as well as asking the federal government into our lives Covered California is the name for the Obamacare exchange in the Golden State. With the large State on the West Coast being dominated by hard left liberal progressive politics, most of the politicians tout the wondrous utopia our country is going to be once the few little bugs that seem to infest the Affordable Care Act are ironed out. We are told the problems with the healthcare law is not the fault of our historical president, mind you....
  • Crony Christianity: Where Christian Organizations Are Funded by Government

    10/13/2014 10:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/13/2014 | Lee Cary
    Crony Christianity challenges the separation of Church and State. Crony Christianity is the collaborative arrangement between government and Christian faith-based organizations whereby government funds Christian organizations to deliver goods and services that advance the political agenda of the government. Any government. The crisis surrounding the flood of unaccompanied alien children into the U.S. has promoted crony Christianity. It is a variation of the spider’s web of similar arrangements, spun between businesses and government, that we call crony capitalism. The Players The five players in crony Christianity are: (1) the bureaucrats who run ecclesiastically-related organizations; (2) the church laity aligned with...