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  • Army Of Armed Bureaucrats Now Outnumber U.S. Marines: “IRS Agents Carry AR-15s”

    06/24/2016 1:54:14 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    SHTF - The Daily Sheeple ^ | 6-24-2016 | Piper McGowin
    Piper McGowin June 24th, 2016 This article was written by Piper McGowan and originally published at The Daily Sheeple. Editor’s Comment: The fact that armed IRS agents, along with those of other departments and agencies, now outnumber the ranks of Marines would be absurd if it weren’t so dangerous. The founding fathers complained of the abuses under King George III, writing in the Declaration of Independence: “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” Despite hard-fought attempts to keep these forces at bay, it seems...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 16 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 6-22-16 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • Teaching Is an Art, Teachers are Not Made

    06/21/2016 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Mass government education is just mass indoctrination into a program mandated by the federal government across all fifty states “To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.” – Friedrich Hayek, The Pretence of Knowledge The week of June 11, 2016 issue of The Economist published a one page editorial on “How to make a good teacher.” It makes a very weak case that teachers can be...
  • Taking Away Constitutional Rights at the Discretion of the Government

    06/21/2016 9:44:07 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/21/2016 | Hans von Spakovsky & Cully Stimson
    If the news reports are correct, the latest “gun control” proposal being put forward by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is a “measure that would block people on the Transportation Security Administration’s no–fly list from buying firearms,” according to ABC News. There is one major problem with that proposal: It is potentially unconstitutional since it would take away a constitutional right—your Second Amendment right to bear arms—at the discretion of a government official in a secret, nontransparent process that has no adequate due process protections.
  • Muslims in the U.S. Govt. - Should we have a link at the top of FR containing their names?

    06/21/2016 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Arcy · 13 replies
    June 21, 2016 | Arcy
    Do you know how many people in our government are Muslims? Shouldn't this information be quickly and readily accessible? When one considers that Islam allows for deception in order to bring about the spread of Islam, we need to know who in our government is a Muslim. A friend shared the following list with me recently. John Brennan, current head of the CIA converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia . Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, is a Muslim who was born in Iran where her parents still live. Hillary Clinton's top adviser, Huma Abedin is a Muslim, whose...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before

    06/17/2016 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Sharyl Attkisson talked to Matt Boyle Friday about current events and an extremely disturbing trend. Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson. Asked if American media appear to be aggressively pushing a particular narrative, specifically gun control in light of the recent terrorism in Orlando, Attkisson said: I think they’ve been pushing narratives a lot for the last couple of years in a way I haven’t seen five years ago … ten years ago, for sure....
  • How Uncle Sam Became Uncle Tyrant -- If Washington Wants To 'Get' You, It Now Can

    06/17/2016 7:00:21 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Steve Forbes
    OUR FOUNDING FATHERS understood that tyranny wasn’t likely to come from a foreign invasion but from the step-by-step erosion of our freedoms by an expanding government. This is what we are facing today.... ...ominous trends threaten us... ...the typical professional in this country unknowingly commits several federal crimes during a typical workday. If Uncle Sam wants to get you, he can. – An 11-year-old girl in Virginia, who saved a woodpecker from a cat, was hit with a fine for “transporting” a protected species. – A fisherman who threw back some undersize fish he had caught was hauled into court...
  • Department of Homeland Security Bulletin 6/15/2016

    06/15/2016 4:06:53 PM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dhs.gov ^ | 6/15/2016 | unknown
    Today's released bulletin: Notice this paragraph: In the current environment, DHS is also concerned about threats and violence directed at particular communities and individuals across the country, based on perceived religion, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation.
  • What Makes a Politican?

    06/14/2016 10:22:40 AM PDT · by DH · 6 replies
    Self | 6/14/2016 | DH
    WHAT MAKES A POLITICIAN By DH, 2016 Has anyone really stopped and analyzed why it seems like the higher in office an elected official gets the more power-hungry and corrupt they become? There are several reasons for this personality disorder and it all starts with their first victory in any level of the election process. 1. They want to make changes to the current administration, laws, rules, or the dictates thereof. 2. They are egotistical zealots and simply crave public adoration. 3. They know that public office means a path to wealth, riches and special favors from those they give...
  • See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad

    06/14/2016 5:40:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WND books.wnd.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Phillip Haney, Art Moore
    See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion. Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it “murderers without a coherent creed” or “nihilistic killers who want to tear things down,” as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured...
  • Sexuality Slippery Slope

    06/13/2016 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Hang on tight. It's gonna be one helluva ride. Slippery Slope. Once you begin down it, the devastating consequences multiply quickly. In a society based on virtuous values and an understood moral code, a man and a woman get married, and they have children. The kids call their parents father and mother, or mom and dad. The parents teach the children their values, and the kids carry out what they learned when they become adults, and the cycle continues and continues as long as the society wishes to remain within those virtuous boundaries. Along the way there are always exceptions....
  • He Flew a Drone to Take Photos for a Friend. Now He’s Facing $55K in Government Fines.

    06/13/2016 4:15:03 AM PDT · by milton23 · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/12/2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Mical Caterina is addicted. When the Minnesota man turned 56, he headed to Brainerd International Raceway and raced his Mini Cooper on its road course. With GoPro cameras fastened to the front and back bumpers of his car, he created a video and posted it to YouTube. That got the attention of GoPro, which invited him to a seminar where he was given a drone, a Phantom manufactured by the Chinese company DJI. Caterina was instantly hooked.
  • Pelosi tells Apple, ‘you didn’t build’ the iPhone. The government did

    06/10/2016 3:36:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/16 | Robert Laurie
    You didn't build that, someone else did. There aren’t’ too many devices that you can look at and instantly ‘get’ that they led to near-instantaneous changes in the way the world functions and behaves. Radios and TVs certainly did, as did the affordable automobile. We can toss in the microwave oven, the X-ray camera, and the personal computer as well. Most recently, the honor would have to go to the cell phone and, in particular, the iPhone. Apple’s baby is widely regarded as the most ubiquitous, and most forward-thinking, of the now borderline-essential cellular handsets. For better or worse, it’s...
  • Predatory Socialism

    06/07/2016 12:23:53 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    Time and again I hear the term, predatory capitalism. All the liberals love to whine about it, in their conversations they talk of how the little guy is being devoured and chewed up by the rich and the high and mighty and how those nasty republicans, (that's us!) are responsible in taking from the poor and giving it away to rich mostly white folks. They compare us to Hitler and say he was a capitalist, they say things are bad now all because of the GOP and not for Obama and the left. Meanwhile, these same leftists and nit pickers...
  • Hopeful Medicaid 'Direct Primary Care' Pilot Embraced by Senate, Gutted by House

    06/07/2016 5:10:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Jack McHugh
    Rising costs in Medicaid, Michigan's medical welfare program, are putting a strain on the state budget and crowding out funding for other priorities. When the state decided to allow more people to sign up for Medicaid — encouraged by President Obama's health care law — some officials said the move would save money. But more people signed up than expected, and the projected savings never came to be. Now, one state senator thinks the solution is to cut out the middleman and return to a simpler approach. The approach is "direct primary care," and the latest version of the state...
  • A Florida man will be the first in the US to get paid $1,250 per month for doing absolutely nothing

    06/06/2016 12:14:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    busunessinsider.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Chris Weller
    For the next 12 months, a man from Sarasota, Florida will receive $1,250 a month for doing absolutely nothing, and the people footing the bill couldn't be happier about it. The recipient, a man named Edwin who declined to speak to the press, won the $15,000 in a raffle held in San Francisco on May 31. The giveaway was organized by the nonprofit advocacy group My Basic Income, which wants to set up a slew of lotteries to see how basic income might work around the world.
  • Hillary Clinton: Government Has ‘A Right’ To Regulate 2nd Amendment

    06/05/2016 11:32:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Government has a right to regulate the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the June 5 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Clinton contended that Americans have historically recognized the government’s “right” to regulate the bearing of arms, suggesting that it was not until District of Columbia v Heller (2008) that anyone thought otherwise. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you believe an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right? That it’s not linked to the service in the militia?”
  • 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation

    06/03/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    Electronic Freedom Foundation ^ | 06/02/2016 | Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda
    5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/05/5-ways-law-enforcement-will-use-tattoo-recognition-technology?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWm1NeU56TmxOelptT0RjNCIsInQiOiI4dk1NRjl2bld2Mk5aRW9weFpod1h4djJxTTZ3Kzg5NEJRc0NjMmFOWmVUc3dsQmlYSmdWajZaUDVMU2ZNcitrclNIa25RVGlZaXVtbG85OHBsNWRld3RadkRRWWMzSlFLTXJvanlxZUdwYz0ifQ%3D%3D June 2, 2016 | By Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology There's an action movie cliché in which a cop inspects the body of a felled assassin or foot soldier and discovers a curious tattoo that ultimately leads to a rogue black-ops squadron, a secret religious sect, or an underground drug trafficking ring. The trope isn’t entirely Hollywood fantasy, but the reality of emerging tattoo recognition technology is closer to a dystopian tech thriller. Soon,...
  • So What Will Venezuela Eat Once Dogs, Cats & Horses Are Gone?

    06/02/2016 7:27:41 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 95 replies
    Have anyone of us contemplated this dilemma? Here we have a nation, run by liberals and socialists. And this year we have seen how it all ended. Just like in Greece and Maybe Puerto Rico. No Money, and in the case of Venezuela, no food. By now they have probably wiped out most of their pets and farm animals. But they have to eat meat once in a while. What are they going to do? cross over in their neighboring nations and kidnap any animal walking the streets and take them back home for dinner?
  • Navy Veteran Fights Baltimore Rules Restricting Where He Can Park His Food Truck

    06/01/2016 9:52:30 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/31/16 | Melissa Quinn
    When Joey Vanoni returned to the United States from Afghanistan in 2013, he went to work putting his dream of owning a pizza business into action. A Navy veteran and current reservist, Vanoni launched Pizza di Joey, his veteran owned and operated business, in August 2014, serving New York-style brick oven pizza out of a food truck in Maryland’s Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties. Vanoni knows good pizza. He was born and raised in New Jersey and began making pizza at a pizzeria when he was in high school. The reservist has lived in many cities across the country, all...
  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives and the U.N. are obsessed with water, among many other things, as a way to control what people do “The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.”– National Geographic “Water which is too pure has no fish.” - Anonymous Water is life and it is recyclable, covering 70 percent of our planet; 2.5 percent is fresh water and “only 1 percent is easily accessible, the rest is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic noted that freshwater is in crisis because levels...
  • Louisiana Democrat State Representative Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

    05/26/2016 4:12:40 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 26, 2016 | Scott McKay (MacAoidh)
    HB 1035, a bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have mandated that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence, sailed through the House Education Committee with a 6-2 vote. But Wednesday, when the bill reached the floor of the House, it had a different fate – amid a torrent of squabbling, Hodges returned the bill to the calendar and it’s likely finished for the session. The Louisiana House of Representatives has 61 Republican members out of 105, and yet it was apparent no consensus for a cornerstone of basic civics in the state’s public schools did not...
  • Paul Craig Roberts: "Americans Are A Conquered People"

    05/25/2016 10:38:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/24/2016 22:30 -0400 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people. Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of...
  • Americans - The New Second-Class Citizens

    05/25/2016 10:33:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    RefugeeSettlementWatch.com, ^ | 05/25/2016 19:30 -0400 | Ann Corcoran
    Yesterday we told you about the mess in Utica, New York, a city in refugee overload with increasing poverty and stressed-out schools. We also told you about the Obama Labor Dept. (Tom Perez! Watch for him, bad news!) and the department’s special $2 million dollar grant to Utica to give summer jobs to a special subset of the impoverished—-refugees! (But wait! Haven’t we been hammered with the propaganda for years that refugees add to the local economy?) This special treatment for a class of immigrant has Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s fingerprints all over it. If you don’t know that name,...
  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs

    05/25/2016 7:17:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt McFarland
    A former McDonald’s chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less. “I guarantee you if a $15 minimum wage goes across the country you’re going to see a job loss like you can’t believe,” said Edward Rensi in an appearance on Fox Business Network Tuesday. “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.” The minimum wage has been a hot topic this spring, with some states and employers deciding to...
  • Language shift has produced government worship

    05/24/2016 9:02:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Until we recapture the true meaning of elected officials as representative servants, and use our tongues to reinstate that fact, we will suffer the consequences of our own folly Deeper than PC mania that has skewed culture, government role titles have been reconfigured to instill reverence over familiarity. The repetitive wrongful identification of officials has produced a mindset far different from the original intent of government. All this to say that we’ve inadvertently changed our relationship to government by allowing changes in address to occur. At the top of the list is how we refer to elected officeholders – we’ve...
  • Primed to Fight the Government

    05/22/2016 8:09:11 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    Those in the movement call themselves patriots, demanding that the federal government adhere to the Constitution and stop what they see as systematic abuse of land rights, gun rights, freedom of speech and other liberties. Law enforcement officials call them dangerous, delusional and sometimes violent, and say that their numbers are growing amid a wave of anger at the government that has been gaining strength since 2008, a surge that coincided with the election of the first black U.S. president and a crippling economic recession.
  • Utah Lawmakers Call for Seventeenth Amendment Repeal

    05/20/2016 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matt Hurley
    Utah lawmakers recently approved a resolution calling on Congress to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing the Seventeenth Amendment. Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote. Before the amendment’s ratification, senators were elected by state legislatures. The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the state’s lieutenant governor for filing in March, was sponsored by state Sen. Alvin Jackson (R-Highland). ‘A Formal Check’ Todd Zywicki, a professor of law at George Mason University, says the Seventeenth Amendment removed a necessary safeguard against...
  • A Nation of Idiots

    05/20/2016 2:21:33 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 8 replies
    May 20, 2016 | vanity
    Any Jeff Foxworthy fans out there? You may have seen this before, worth a re-watch.
  • Blame Minimum Wage, Not Carl’s Jr. CEO, For Automated Restaurants

    05/17/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    The ROOT CAUSE of our economic woes including business leaving our shores is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT unconstitutionally forcing minimum wage on business. Minimum wage, regulations, unions, and high taxes are THE CAUSE of businesses moving elsewhere. Federal government is the problem NOT the solution. Although I support Trump, his tariff proposals are MORE federal government and do NOTHING to attack the ROOT CAUSES of the loss of jobs in our country. Tariffs have the appearance but not the reality of a solution - they are only palliative and delay the actual reforms needed. A tariff is a tax and China...
  • Islamists Infiltrate The Swedish Government

    05/16/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/16/16 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Ingrid Carlqvist via The Gatestone Institute, The library in Arvika surprised patrons by offering Arabic language courses. Many Swedes wondered if offering courses in Swedish to the Arabic-speaking immigrants would not be more productive. The library, however, does not offer any such service. The Immigration Service released a new report on April 8, entitled "Are You Married?", which showed how its own case officers allow child marriages. Swedish authorities have approved hundreds of polygamous marriages among immigrants, law professor Göran Lind revealed on April 4. An asylum seeker was arrested April 23 for kicking his wife in the...
  • Do Unions Cause Inequality?

    05/14/2016 10:20:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Monopolies were and are considered universally evil except when it comes to unions. We hear quite a bit about inequality today. This seems to be the mantra in the waning of the Obama Administration with the President saying, “Income inequality is “the defining challenge of our time.” This is all code for another of President Obama’s descriptions of the same policy, the need to, “Spread this wealth around,” or in other words “From each according to his ability to each according to his need.” Let’s spread the wealth around and end inequality. One of the President’s and the Democrat Party’s...
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media… Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. It’s lovingly endorsed by “off the wall” left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it “the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century.” The hype surrounding this “revolutionary” idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if you’re a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention… Because you’re about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it… Utopian...
  • CalPERS, NYC pensions urge Exxon investors to back climate measure

    05/11/2016 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2016 | By Terry Wade
    Pension fund chiefs from California and New York City urged Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday to back a measure that would force the company to finely detail how its business will be impacted as governments move to tackle climate change. CalPERS investment director Anne Simpson and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer also said in a letter they would engage other shareholders as they push the world's largest publicly-traded oil company to say more about how its revenues, reserves and operations could be hurt by the Paris Agreement that governments signed in December to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. Their...
  • "Captain America: Civil War" (Movie Review/Spoilers)

    05/10/2016 2:28:10 PM PDT · by LS · 41 replies
    self | 5/10/2016 | LS
    After some unintended delays, I finally got to see "Captain America: Civil War" today. It did not disappoint. Marvel continues to roll out highly entertaining, funny, and engaging movies that nevertheless address serious issues, and not in a typical liberal-pap way. "Captain America: Civil War," is no different. To understand the film, though, one really has to have watched the previous Captain America, Iron Man, and Avengers movies. The plots are deeply interwoven and the characters introduced over a period of some seven or eight films. In the previous Captain America film, "The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers, who has been...
  • Audit to Focus on State’s Civil Forfeiture Program That Some Pan as Property ‘Ransom’

    05/09/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | May 9, 2016 | Graham Milldrum
    The first audit in decades is coming for a state program that allows law enforcement to seize property without a conviction — and the administrator over the process is ready for whatever they may discover, while activist groups question its fairness. “The Attorney General is adamant about it being run above board,” said Deputy Attorney General Mike Vincent, supervisor of the civil recovery unit. His department is in charge of the process of civil forfeiture, where law enforcement can take property they allege as being used in or as the result of a criminal enterprise, without meeting the criminal standard...
  • Arizona Proposition 123 Education Funding supported by Gov Ducey & opposed by Treasurer DeWitt

    05/09/2016 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 12 replies
    http://AZ Legislature ^ | May 9, 2016 | AZ Proposition
    Ballot Text: "A 'yes' vote shall have the effect of increasing distributions from the State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund in fiscal years 2016-2015 from 2.5% to 6.9% of average monthly market values to benefit Arizona K-12 schools, colleges, and other beneficiary institutions, including a $259,266,200 distribution in fiscal year 2016; includes protections for state funds in the case of a severe economic downturn. "A 'no' vote shall have the effect of retaining the existing 2.5% distribution formula from the State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund and maintaining funding levels for Arizona K-12 schools, colleges, and other beneficiary institutions."
  • DOTD official to committee: Limit discussion to our proposals or resign

    05/06/2016 8:28:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    KATC.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | KATC
    A DOTD project manager has informed a citizen committee that they must limit their discussion to DOTD's selected proposals for the Interstate 49 extension or resign from the committee. The order, issued in an Tuesday email to the Community Working Group, came from Toby Picard, the engineer who is project manager for the proposed connection of Interstate 49 with U.S. 90 south. There currently are 14 versions of the connection, all of which include at least a partially elevated highway through the heart of Lafayette. These are the only options that are acceptable for discussion by the committee, Picard's email...
  • Leaked TTIP Deal to Merge U.S. and EU Triggers Outrage

    05/06/2016 9:12:27 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/4/2016 | Alex Newman
    Outrage is growing on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean following a massive new leak of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a globalist “trade” agreement negotiated between the Obama administration and the European Union. The leaked documents are being used, properly in some cases, to portray the treaty as a giant handout to Big Business cronies. Just as importantly, the almost 250 pages of text also confirm once again that the controversial new “trade” regime aims to merge the regulatory regimes of the United States and the EU under unaccountable transnational institutions. In short, the threats to...
  • The Insane Hidden Tax Burden Quietly Eating Up Your Paycheck

    05/06/2016 9:34:25 AM PDT · by sally234 · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 5-6-16 | John Gray
    There are few things I dislike more than paying taxes. As Americans, a third of all your hard earned dollars is confiscated by the U.S. government. Most of us get to determine what we do with our money – but not when it comes to taxes. However, there is the argument that taxes are a function of our democratic system. Those taxes are the result of laws implemented by freely elected representatives. If anything, we — the voters — are as much to blame for the muddied tax codes as are the nitwit politicians we elect.
  • Colorado healthcare commission wants $100k that should go back to the General Fund

    05/03/2016 6:59:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | 31 May, 2016 | Linda Gorman
    A major problem with giving money and power to government is that you seldom get either one back. And when state agencies end up with excess budget, there is no end to clever ways bureaucrats find to keep control over your tax dollars. The current move to keep unused funds in Colorado’s Indigent Care Program (CICP) from reverting to the state treasury is a case in point. icon_blog_noteThe ObamaCare Medicaid expansion reduced the number of people eligible for help with acute medical care costs through CICP. The number of people using the program has fallen from 200,000 to 50,000. The...
  • Heard something profoundly disturbing today (Vanity)

    05/03/2016 4:23:41 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 167 replies
    Self | Today | Self
    Was talking to a recently-retired computer-science professor today; he said in the last few years he's been seeing students showing up in college who have literally Never. Used. A. Screwdriver. He has been teaching a higher-level class in automating control of a train setup. Part of the project is to assemble a train car from a kit. These kids have no idea how to do it.
  • VANITY: When did the government begin separating unemployment into 6 categories, U1 through U6?

    05/02/2016 8:53:11 AM PDT · by RavenATB · 24 replies
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    I'm in a discussion about unemployment, and my "opponent" just declared that U3 Unemployment calculation has been the official measurement of unemployment for every president. Obviously, that's ridiculously wrong. But I was looking for a data point to help me drive that fact home, and I can't seem to find anything specific on when the US government began separating unemployment calculation into six categories, U1-U6, and specifically when the U3/U6 categories were established and first used. Do any of you have any information on this, and can you provide a source link? Thank you.
  • Obscure Delaware Program Is A Public Housing Miracle

    05/01/2016 2:30:02 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2016 | Kathryn Watson
    More than 850 families have transitioned out of public housing in Delaware since the state began limiting the length of time residents are eligible to receive housing subsidies, and hundreds more have become homeowners. “Before we started Moving to Work, we had people who were on their third or fourth generation of the same family who were at the same site,” Rebecca Kauffman, social service senior administrator at the Delaware Housing Authority’s Moving to Work program, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. -------------------------------- The contrast with the rest of the federal public housing program is vivid. The average resident currently...
  • Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

    05/01/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We all have cracked jokes about the United States Postal Service, especially about their workers “going postal.” Most postal workers you’ve encountered are probably lethargic, short-tempered, half-asleep, or just plain rude. Well, that could be due to their work environment. These people are miserable, which is what the USPS painfully discovered when they gave Gallup to conduct this survey at the cost of $1.8 million (via Inside Sources):The topline results were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request after the USPS declined to provide the data to InsideSources when asked in January. Postal workers reported strong job dissatisfaction, and...
  • Trump, Tariffs, Conservatism and the Constitution

    04/28/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 17 replies
    wiki ^ | wiki
    Tariffs as a source of federal government Revenue So there seem to be some conservatives that are scoffing at Trump talking about tariffs as part of reinvigorating domestic US Industries ... protecting them.... Yet tariffs are probably one of the most back to the founders concept that any candidate is talking about Look at the graph and then read the Wiki page you'll see that tariffs on Imports was the prime source of income for the federal government before the federal income tax system When America was young and weak, tariffs were the founding fathers tool to promote growth of...
  • The KrisAnne Hall TV Show, Episode 1: Public Morality & Virtue

    04/28/2016 6:35:29 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 3 replies
    krisannehall.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | KrisAnne Hall
    Fascinating points from start to finish. Share widely. This lady needs to be heard by as many Americans as possible.
  • Obama's Civil Rights Division

    04/27/2016 1:59:05 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    For the past seven years and counting the Obama administration has been engaged in a silent war on the rights of the American people at the hands of an organized network of fringe leftist lawyers working within the Civil Rights Divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Department of Education (DOE). These lawyers have been unleashed under the administration to push an ideological agenda that is far outside of the American mainstream all under the banner of protecting civil rights. As noted by J. Christian Adams and Hans A. von Spakovsky of PJ Media, if a...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • WANTED DESPERATELY: NOTA

    04/24/2016 7:44:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 17 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | April 24, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    Ask a hundred U.S. citizens what the country needs more than anything and you’re likely to get a hundred answers. An end to poverty, an end to racism, an end to terrorism, free college, an end to liberals, an end to conservatives, an end to climate change, a balanced budget, and on and on. Most responses would be likely be well-meaning, pie-in-the-sky fantasies with little forethought as nearly all of us are inclined to do now and again. Including me. I know it’s hard to believe that the Artful Dilettante himself engages in such flights of fancy, with outcomes devoid...