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  • It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police

    07/23/2014 2:59:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government employees, with generous salaries and ridiculously cushy retirement pensions covered by the taxpayer, who enjoy incredible job security and are rarely held accountable even for activities that would almost certainly earn the rest of us prison time. When there is proven misconduct, these government employees are merely reassigned and are rarely dismissed. The bill for any legal settlements concerning their errors? It, too, is covered by the taxpayers. Their unions are among the strongest in the country. No, I’m not talking about public-school teachers. I’m talking...
  • 6 Corporations Own 90% of American Media

    07/22/2014 5:37:25 AM PDT · by mgist · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 2012 | ashley Lutz
  • Muslim Traffic Warden Refuses to Issue Ticket Because it Is Ramadan

    07/21/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A Muslim traffic warden said he didn’t think ‘it was morally correct’ to issue a ticket during the month of Ramadan. Iftikhar Alam Imtiazah Butt (not his real name) said his bosses had told him it was okay not to issue any tickets between sunrise and sunset. “I don’t think my religion will allow me to issue tickets to people which might cause them undue stress during the month of Ramadan. "It can be a real pain getting a ticket if you are only a couple of seconds late back to your car. “I spoke to my boss about it...
  • The Government’s in Your Bedroom, but This Time It’s Okay

    07/17/2014 6:48:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2014 | Mark Regnerus
    There is good news in Tuesday’s release from the CDC’s National Health Information Survey. No, it’s not the revelation that the gay and lesbian population may be slightly smaller — 1.6 percent — than many scholars have believed; population-based surveys tend to fluctuate. The results of the report make sense to me, and since others have already described them, I will refrain from repeating them at length here. The good news is that the survey’s questions were administered to over 34,000 Americans, randomly sampled, enabling scholars to get quality information about even small communities. And since the NHIS didn’t...
  • Denver Human Services workers suspended after children placed with sex offender and child abuser

    07/16/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News Local Denver ^ | July 16, 2014 | By John Ferrugia, Sandra Barry
    The CALL7 Investigators have learned from sources familiar with the investigation that two Denver Human Services case workers and two supervisors are on administrative leave after the agency placed four children first with a registered sex offender, and then with a person convicted of child abuse, raising serious questions about whether DHS is conducting proper background checks and following state law. The family members involved told the CALL7 Investigators they discussed their criminal records with case workers prior to placement, yet the children were given to them, anyway. Those family members include Aaron and Andrea. Aaron is the father of...
  • Is the Illegal Invasion Based on Religious Manipulation of South Americans?

    07/15/2014 9:24:19 PM PDT · by JouleZ · 12 replies
    Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations... ^ | 07/10/2008 | Edited by S. Karhtic Ramakrishnan, Irene Bloemraad
    EPC religious organizations demand attention for other reasons than sheer numbers. First, EPC churches draw people together on a much more regular consistent basis than other types of civic organizations, such as ethnic advocacy groups. Some EPC adherents in our study attend services or Bible studies four times a week throughout the year. Second, an EPC pastor or religious leader is more than a trusted community to their church or temple members.
  • The Government Agency that Supposedly Deports Illegal Aliens Is About to Run Out Of Money

    07/11/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/11/14 | Bryan Preston
    Who even knows what’s true anymore? The same administration that is watching 57,000 kids just stroll across the border, while claiming that the same border is more secure than ever before, now says that funds to deport are getting low. Even though actual deportations — not the phony ones that the administration claimed for years — are down overall. The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants...
  • EPA Claims It Has The Power To Garnish Wages Without Court Approval

    07/09/2014 6:53:58 AM PDT · by blam · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-9-2014 | Fox New
    <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.</p> <p>According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."</p>
  • Report: NSA compiling baby photos, medical records and resumes of citizens

    07/07/2014 11:52:20 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | 7/6/2014 | FOX 31
    NEW YORK — Heaps of baby photos, fitness selfies, medical records and resumes are among thousands of private communications scooped up and stored by NSA spy programs. That’s according to new disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, gave to The Washington Post — disclosures that show just how easy it is for Americans’ private conversations to be swept into the spy agency’s traps. Snowden provided the Post with what it said were 160,000 intercepted conversations, including e-mails, instant messages, photographs, social network posts and other documents. The trove included messages exchanged from 2009 through...
  • All your children belong to us

    07/06/2014 11:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | July 6, 2014 | Glenn Cook
    Is any freedom more important, more sacred than the right to raise a family without government intrusion? It’s a good question to ask this Independence Day weekend, as Americans reflect on the birth of a nation dedicated to the preservation of individual liberties: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But as government grows bigger and more powerful, as politicians, bureaucrats and busybodies increasingly think they know best, American families constantly must...
  • With undocumented kids at border, McCain, Graham push immigration reform

    07/06/2014 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | July 6, 2014 | FACETHENATION
    Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John McCain, R-Ariz., discuss what to do about the flood of undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Video)
  • SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

    07/06/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 50 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 6, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility. Jeremy Oliver, a resident of Temecula, California--a town that neighbors Murrieta--told Breitbart Texas that local police officers warned the protesters that "it's going to get ugly." Oliver said, "The feds are pissed that they haven't been able to use this facility. Officers out there warned people that federal agents will be in Murrieta on Monday--they are going to get the next bus through no matter what. Riot gear and shields will be...
  • State law means names of state employee fraudsters stay secret (CT)

    07/04/2014 4:18:07 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | Friday, July 4, 2014 | Ed Jacovino
    The state employees were disciplined for lying to get money through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an extension of food stamps available to poor residents who lost food or income in September 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit here as a tropical storm. While Larson said the law merits revisiting, other members of the state's congressional delegation weren't so forthcoming about their views on the state measure or the similar federal law that have left taxpayers in the dark about the conduct and punishment of state employees -- many of whom were fired but rehired after they appealed. U.S. Sens....
  • And Free Chocolate Milk for All . . .

    07/04/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 7-3-14 | Douglas Wilson
    The uproar on the left over the Hobby Lobby decision has an explanation. That explanation is that we have allowed our understanding of what is meant by rights and liberties to become badly degraded. In fact, to simplify, the common understanding of rights has gotten into a condition of extreme labefactation. So to speak. The left tends to think of political rights in terms of stuff — the right to affordable housing, the right to health care, the right to contraception, and so on. Conservatives tend to think of political rights in terms of non-interference — the right to free...
  • Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

    07/04/2014 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | July 4, 2014 | Ryan Takeo
    The city of Berkeley will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients. The City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to amend the city’s medical pot rules, which would also allow for a fourth dispensary in Berkeley. Under the proposal, at least two percent of all medical weed dispensed at a club would have to be provided at no cost to very low-income members — and it must be the same quality that’s dispensed to regular paying customers.
  • EPA's move to administratively garnish wages

    07/03/2014 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 07/03/2014 | Robert Gordon
    Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has added a new regulatory weapon to its arsenal. In a Federal Register notice on July 2 titled “Administrative Wage Garnishment,” the EPA stated that by the authority of the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA ) of 1996 it issued a proposed rule that “will allow the EPA to garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order.” According to the Treasury Department, under DCIA, such debts include “unpaid loans, overpayments or duplicate payments made...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • The Hobby Lobby Ruling: A Shallow Victory Because It Does Not Get To The Heart Of The Problem

    07/01/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage in employees’ health insurance. Opponents of Obamacare’s contraception mandate claimed victory, as did opponents of the law more generally, as well as many Americans with deep religious convictions. Hobby Lobby, a family-owned business that has grown from a mom-and-pop operation in the 1970s to a chain of 514 stores that employs more than 21,000 people, is the largest company to challenge the health-care law. The company’s statement of purpose says the board of directors is committed, first and foremost,...
  • Americans Less Satisfied With Freedom

    07/01/2014 12:51:57 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 12 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jon Clifton
    Perceived widespread corruption in U.S. government on the rise Fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom to choose what they do with their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points from 91% in 2006 to 79% in 2013. In that same period, the percentage of Americans dissatisfied with the freedom to choose what they do with their lives more than doubled, from 9% to 21%.
  • VIDEO: Owner confronts cops after dog shot to death

    06/28/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 91 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 06/27/2014 | dingledd
    "This is the video of my experience with SLCPD the day I was told my best friend was shot. — at my own Back Yard." Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police who were searching for missing three-year-old boy Sean Kendall said the Salt Lake City animal control department contacted him and told him a police officer had shot his dog in the head. Kendall said that the dog had been locked up in the fenced backyard of his house. He drove home and demanded answers about the incident from several police officers who were outside his...
  • Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK'd

    06/27/2014 9:38:16 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/27/2014 | AP
    San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths. The bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously in favor of the funding for a steel suicide net. The funding sources are $20 million in bridge toll revenue, $49 million in federal money and $7 million from the state. ... funding for the project remained a major obstacle. A significant hurdle was overcome two years ago when President Barack...
  • Obama's propensity for spying would make Nixon shudder

    06/27/2014 8:44:10 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 6/26 | peter lucas
    I sure hope my name pops up when Edward Snowden's list of Americans the Obama administration has been spying on becomes public. You have to understand that for years I went into a deep funk having not been influential enough as a reporter to have made President Richard Nixon's famous "enemies list" back in 1973 and 1974. I sat back at the old Boston Herald in deep depression when I witnessed many of my friends and colleagues in the media bragging around town how they had been important enough critics of Nixon to have made the list.
  • The Spiritual Recession: Is America Losing Faith in Universal Democracy

    06/27/2014 6:56:13 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | David Brooks
    For the past few centuries, the Western world has witnessed a contest of historic visions. On the one side was the dream of the beautiful collective. Human progress was a one-way march toward socialism. People would liberate themselves from religion, hierarchy and oppression. They would build a new kind of society where equality would be the rule, where rational planning would replace cruel competition. On the other side was . . .
  • Stone Cold Proof That Government Economic Numbers Are Being Highly Manipulated

    06/26/2014 6:11:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 06/25/2014 | Michael Snyder
    How in the world does the government expect us to trust the economic numbers that they give us anymore? For a long time, many have suspected that they were being manipulated, and as you will see below we now have stone cold proof that this is indeed the case. But first, let's talk about the revised GDP number for the first quarter of 2014 that was just released. Initially, they told us that the U.S. economy only shrank by 0.1 percent in Q1. Then that was revised down to a 1.0 percent contraction, and now we are being informed that...
  • The Export-Import Bank faces extinction under new GOP leadership

    06/26/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Charles Lane
    Of all the purposes for which you might put U.S. taxpayer dollars at risk, helping wealthy petro-states borrow millions to buy Boeing jets would not rank among the most urgent. Yet that is what the Export-Import Bank does: In fiscal 2013, Ex-Im backed $8.3 billion in aircraft and related sales, including a $117.5 million loan guarantee to support Boeing 737 purchases by Dubai — a typical transaction for an agency that has, over the years, earned the sobriquet “Bank of Boeing,” though it does also support Caterpillar and General Electric, among others. Now Ex-Im suddenly faces extinction: Its charter expires...
  • UKRAINE: Ukrainians advised to fight in court for passport without the Russian language [video]

    06/26/2014 8:34:44 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    tsn.ua ^ | 26-6-2014 12:10
    PThe second page of the passport can be filled with regional language. Citizens are entitled to the second page of the passport not completed in Russian or in Ukrainian passport there can be no Russian language. As stated in the story zik.ua, few know that the Ukrainian may require that the second page of the passport filled with the language of national minorities or regional. The failure of Ukrainian have the right to go to court. It is scandalous in law language "Kivalova-Kolisnichenko" says that Ukraine passport or document that replaces, and information about its owner, made to him in...
  • Jesus, Republicans and NRA banned on school website

    06/25/2014 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2014 | Todd Starnes
    One of the lessons that Andrew Lampart learned from being on his school’s debate team was to gather facts for both sides of an argument. So last month when his law class was instructed to prepare for a debate on gun control, Andrew went online using the school’s Internet service. “I knew it was important to get facts for both sides of the case,” said the 18-year-old at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut. When Andrew tried to log onto the National Rifle Association’s website, he realized there was a problem – a big problem. “Their website was blocked,” he...
  • EPA Workers ‘Told To Stop Pooping In the Hallways’

    06/25/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 59 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    They’re adults. They had to be told this? It wasn’t part of their upbringing? I know that most EPA workers are urban liberals, but were they raised in barns? Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway. In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom. Confounded by what...
  • The government plans to track our kids into adulthood

    06/23/2014 1:10:49 PM PDT · by grayhog · 6 replies
    New Canaan Advertiser ^ | 6/20/2014 | Maria Naughton
    Today’s educational reform movement ignores the valued American ideals related to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Without fully engaging the American people, the federal government, through the Race to the Top program, coerced states to accept significant changes of which every parent should be aware: the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, expansive high-stakes testing, and unprecedented data-gathering and sharing. As a result, students’ personal freedoms are being violated, and the rights of parents are being infringed. The very creation and adoption of the standards took place in a secretive, non-democratic, and non-representative fashion, so much so...
  • Biden one-ups ‘dead broke’ Hillary by boasting he’s ‘the poorest man in Congress’

    06/23/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-23-14 | Dave Boyer
    At a White House summit for working families Monday, Vice PresidentJoseph R. Biden tried to relate to the audience by calling himself “the poorest man in Congress.” While acknowledging that he was wearing “a mildly expensive suit,” Mr. Biden said he’s not as wealthy as most of his peers in Washington. “I don’t own a single stock or bond,” Mr. Biden said to laughter. “I have no savings accounts. But I got a great pension and I got a good salary.” Mr. Biden and wife Jill reported $407,009 in adjusted gross income in 2013, including $230,700 for his salary as...
  • Campaign Contributions Ensnare Udall in IRS’s Missing Emails Scandal ( Colorado )

    06/21/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    Top GOP officials are concerned that missing among the IRS’s internal emails are communications with Sen. Mark Udall and a dozen other Democrats who received campaign contributions from the federal agency’s union. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) first issued Freedom of Information Act requests to the IRS last year seeking all electronic and written documents between top officials there and the Democrats who received the campaign funding, but the attempts have been repeatedly stonewalled. Udall has accepted $13,000 in donations from the National Treasury Employees Union that represents IRS employees ... This is just another instance of Mark Udall...
  • Obama squanders what U.S. accomplished in Iraq

    06/20/2014 6:59:38 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 16 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 7/20/2014 | peter lucas
    If Secretary of State John F. Kerry ever gets the chance to catch President Barack Obama coming off the golf course, or in between fundraisers, he should ask him this: "Mr. President, how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" That is the question Vietnam War veteran John Kerry asked when he appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations committee as a leader of the anti-Vietnam War movement in April 1971. Nobody knew back then he would become a U.S. senator, the Democrat Party nominee for president in 2004, or Obama's secretary of...
  • Enough! They MUST Be Stopped!

    06/20/2014 3:35:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-20-14 | Lloyd Marcus
    It has become a daily frightening occurrence, hearing politicians, commentators, pundits, and stunned Americans say, “That's outrageous!” “He can't do that!” “No way!” “It's against federal law!” “They have no legal authority to force us to do that!” These comments are in response to the daily unprecedented out-of-control tyranny handed down by Obama and his operatives. We are talking arrogance with a capital A coming out of the Obama administration. For example: the GOP was moving too slow in caving to Obama's amnesty scheme, so Obama said, Heck with it, I'll bypass everyone and make it happen. Obama sent a...
  • Bi-Partisan Committees Discuss Protocols for Inevitable Article V Convention

    06/18/2014 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2014 | Mark Meckler
    An Article V convention, also known as the Convention of States, has quietly become a political inevitability, as state legislators all over the nation consider how to rein in the federal government’s unprecedented overreach and abuse. Last week, a group of over a hundred state legislators – most appointed as delegates from their states – came from all over the nation to Indiana to prepare for the Convention of States. The legislators, who hailed from thirty-three states, attempted to establish the structure and rules of a convention. Though Article V is clear about Congress’s duty to call a convention upon...
  • Powerful Video Regarding Obama Year

    06/16/2014 10:35:52 AM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Conservatism Is Calling: Share this with everyone you know, Obama is exposed on every lie, with facts and comparisons. Show the world what his liberal voter base is doing to America. If there's one video you share in your life, make it this one. HELP expose their lies so voters can vote responsibly in 2014.
  • President Obama is working to give Americans more

    06/12/2014 7:16:12 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 33 replies
    http://www.barackobama.com/#get-the-latest ^ | 06/12/2014 | L.Q. Cincinnatus
    Well, my friends, how does it feel to watch our Republic bleed out?
  • Why the tea party should favor immigration

    06/11/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT · by illiac · 141 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/11/14 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Opinion: Immigrants are productive and make us a richer nation With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to tea party candidate David Brat, federal immigration reform looks dead. But the Tea Party should favor sensible immigration reform with border controls. It would result in additional economic growth, allowing the government to cut spending and lower taxes — key tea-party demands. Immigrants increase gross domestic product growth. Immigration expands the American workforce and encourages more business startups. In 2013 the labor-force participation of foreign-born workers was higher than native-born workers (66.4% vs. 62.7%). Their unemployment rate was lower (6.9%, compared...
  • You Can’t Fix the Collapse of the Family with “Programs”

    06/11/2014 8:34:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    David Brooks makes a good point and then a bad point in his take on the so-called reform conservative agenda. Today, millions of Americans are behaving in ways that make no economic sense: dropping out of school, having children out of wedlock. They do so because the social guardrails that used to guide behavior have dissolved. Giving people in these circumstances tax credits is not going to lead to long-term thinking. Putting more risk into vulnerable peopleÂ’s lives may not make them happier.The nanny state may have drained civil society, but simply removing the nanny state will not restore it....
  • Dems' conventional wisdom?

    06/10/2014 3:26:36 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 9 | peter lucas
    Look for state Treasurer Steve Grossman to come out a winner when the Democrats meet in convention in Worcester Saturday to endorse a candidate for governor. Grossman, serving his first term as treasurer, appears to be too far out in front in the delegate count to have anyone overtake him, including Attorney General Martha Coakley. "He has put all his eggs in one basket," one key Beacon Hill insider said, "and that is to win the convention." Coakley, who is ahead of all five Democrats running for governor in the public opinion polls, is lagging behind Grossman in the delegate...
  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Obama is driving the country to ruin

    06/09/2014 8:14:52 AM PDT · by dvan · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 7, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    If you think of the United States of America as a store, its recent decisions and scandals resemble a sale, perhaps a fire sale. Or maybe even a “Going Out of Business” sale. The list of dramatic markdowns is breathtaking. They include trading away five murderous terrorists for a likely Army deserter, an open invitation to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to cross the Mexican border, and a decision to recognize the terrorist group Hamas as part of the Palestinian government. On the home front, environmental regulations will cost thousands of coal miners their jobs and drive up the...
  • The VA Bureaucracy on Trial

    06/09/2014 5:36:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/9/2014 | Lee Habeeb
    When Woodward and Bernstein did their groundbreaking reporting in the 1970s, they uncovered abuse of power and corruption that led to the resignation of the nation’s highest elected official. It was what a free press can and should do: keep government honest. But Watergate was ultimately a story about one man and one administration. The VA story is about something much larger: systemic corruption at one of our biggest federal agencies. The Department of Veterans Affairs employs more than 300,000 people and has an annual budget that’s increased from $98 billion in 2009 to more than $153 billion today. Of...
  • Fake war hero sentenced to probation, must pay back stolen benefits

    06/08/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2014 | Susan Jacobson
    A former Marine from St. Cloud who lied about having fought in Vietnam was sentenced to probation on Friday and must reimburse the government for benefits he fraudulently obtained, a federal judge ruled. Four of his fellow members of the American Legion wrote letters supporting Walter Eatman, 68, according to a motion filed by Eatman's attorney. "As long as we have known [Walt}, he has had the interest of the American Legion, and the U.S. Veterans, ahead of anything else," wrote Gerald A. Fairman Sr., commander of American Legion Post 183 in Fern Park.The defense argued that Eatman should not...
  • Why There Are More Scandals These Days

    06/07/2014 2:10:45 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    "I’m not young enough to know everything," Peter Pan’s creator, J.M. Barrie, observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. Even so, Jimi Hendrix was young when he reputedly offered advice heeded by too few students today – "knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." Aware that wisdom comes from asking the right questions, not identifying the wrong answers, Professor Allan Bloom blasted American universities in 1987 for exacerbating youthful indiscretion. In his seminal book, The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Student, Bloom argued that students...
  • Coakley's 'hard choice'?

    06/06/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 2 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 6/4/2014 | peter lucas
    Like Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Martha Coakley also has a book coming out. And by sheer coincidence both books have the same title -- "Hard Choices." Who would have thought that possible? Yet, when you think about it, both women have a lot in common. Actually Coakley really does not have a book coming out -- we just said that. But she could have, given how much the two are alike. They even dress alike.
  • Chicago files lawsuit against major drugmakers over opioids

    The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical manufacturers, accusing the companies of deceptively marketing addictive painkillers. The lawsuit against five of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers—Purdue Pharma, Cephalon, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Endo Health Solutions, and Actavis—was filed in state court, according to a statement from the mayor’s office. The suit alleges the companies misrepresented the benefits of opioids while concealing the serious health risks associated with “highly addictive narcotics painkillers,” according to the statement. The suit claims the companies target marketing to the elderly and veterans, promising the drugs would improve their quality of life. The city’s...
  • Full Disclosure: Did Government’s Experiment on Preemies Hide Risks?

    06/03/2014 7:55:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 3, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Sharrissa Cook gave birth to a critically ill baby boy. Dreshan weighed in at a fragile 1 pound, 11 ounces. He lay motionless in the incubator, connected to tubes and monitors in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. “He was so tiny,” Cook recalls. “I was a first-time mom. I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know what to expect.” It was Oct. 11, 2006. Medical personnel asked Cook, then a 26-year-old single mother, to enroll little Dreshan in a study. She says they described it as...
  • Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary

    06/02/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT · by GailA · 33 replies
    ROK Drop ^ | 5/23/2014 | NA
    Since we can't post out of the Military Times you will have to copy/paste link. Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140523/NEWS/305230060/Boy-workout-gear-refused-admission-commissary
  • Another One of Those Pesky Man-Made Solar Eruptions Causing Climate Change

    06/02/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | 5/30/14 | Karen C. Fox
    A coronal mass ejection burst off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014 and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. The giant sheet of solar material erupting was the first CME seen by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS. The field of view seen here is about five Earths wide and about seven-and-a-half Earths tall.
  • India's Modi carries out pledge to downsize government after only 5 days in office

    06/01/2014 11:47:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/01/2014 | Richard L. Benkin
    In office only five days, India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already showing people how a small government, conservative head of state acts. Without even touching his people’s services or their quality, he began on his very first day in office fulfilling his promise to cut the size of his country’s bloated government. He began by swearing in only 23 cabinet ministers, combining several portfolios and eliminating others. It was the smallest number of cabinet posts in 16 years. Only five days later, the Prime Minister did away with an entire layer of government by summarily abolishing the country’s...