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  • There's no such thing as free lunch.

    01/28/2017 12:57:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    January 28, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Every conservative and every American worth his salt knows that there is no such thing as free lunch. And that big government does not make us more free. Too bad they get all balled up when they talk about globalism (big government on steroids) and free trade (government control of trade on steroids).
  • What is the Hegelian Dialectic?

    01/07/2017 12:08:46 PM PST · by knarf · 42 replies
    My own intrigue ^ | 2005 | Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich
    "The communitarian synthesis is the final silent move in a well-designed, quietly implemented plot to re-make the world into colonies. To us it doesn't matter if there is some form of ancient religion that propels the plotters, nor does it really matter if it turns out they're aliens (as some suggest). The bottom line is the Hegelian dialectic sets up the scene for state intervention, confiscation, and redistribution in the U.S., and this is against our ENTIRE constitutional based society. The Hegelian dialectic is not a conspiracy theory because the Conspiracy Theory is a fraud. We've all been duped by...
  • New York City to pay residents who house their homeless

    12/02/2016 12:14:43 PM PST · by shoff · 29 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 12/02/2016 | liam Quinn
    New York City to pay friends and families of homeless people to help them People who take in homeless people can receive up to $1,800 each month The plan is part of the city's new 'Home for the Holidays' program Department of Social Services says it will save the city money on shelters
  • Why Big Government Is Waging War Against Cash

    03/01/2016 7:13:31 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Steve Forbes
    GAINING ATTENTION these days is the idea of abolishing high denominations of the dollar and the euro. This concept graphically displays the astonishing stupidity-and intellectual bankruptcy-of today's liberal economic policymakers and the economics profession. Larry Summers, a former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president, is pushing the U.S. to ban $50 and $100 bills. There's a lot of chatter, too, about prohibiting the €500 note. The ostensible reason is to help in the fight against terrorists, bribers, drug dealers and tax evaders by making it more inconvenient for these bad guys to move around and store their ill-gotten cash........ If the...
  • Our Most Divisive Political Issue

    12/26/2015 4:58:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Can you name the most contentious issue in American politics? Here's a hint. It's being fought at the federal, state and local levels. And it doesn't go away. The struggle is persistent, ongoing, unending. Here is a second hint. The issue is not gay marriage, or gun control, or police brutality and or immigration. Those issues are either settled, largely settled, isolated or completely out of the control of local and state governments. Here is a third hint. The issue divides Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. But it is especially divisive among Democrats and among people who call themselves...
  • Greedy Innkeeper or Generous Capitalist?

    12/23/2015 3:49:48 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 15 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/23/2015 | Brian Wesbury
    The Bible story of the virgin birth is at the center of much of the holiday cheer this time of year. The book of Luke tells us that Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem because Caesar Augustus decreed a census should be taken. Mary gave birth after arriving in Bethlehem and placed baby Jesus in a manger because there was “no room for them in the inn.” Some people believe Mary and Joseph were mistreated by a greedy innkeeper, who only cared about profits and decided the couple was not “worth” his normal accommodations. This version of the story (narrative)...
  • Md. parents who let kids walk alone being investigated again

    04/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/13/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The Maryland parents who let their “free-range” kids walk home alone and were found responsible of unsubstantiated child neglect are under fire again for leaving the children unsupervised in a park. Child Protective Services is investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv after their children were found alone in a Silver Springs park Sunday, NBC Washington reported.
  • THIS is why we're screwed

    03/20/2015 10:22:58 AM PDT · by knarf · 37 replies
    FaceBook ^ | March 20, 2015 | knarf
    Found this frightening clip, and considering the rebellious and dangerous obama administration ...
  • Eleventh-hour drama for net neutrality rules

    02/24/2015 5:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    the hill ^ | 02/24/15 | Julian Hattem
    A Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission wants to see changes that could narrow the scope of new net neutrality rules set for a vote on Thursday. Mignon Clyburn, one of three Democrats on the FCC, has asked Chairman Tom Wheeler to roll back some of his provisions before the full commission votes on them, FCC officials said. The request — which Wheeler has yet to respond to — puts the chairman in the awkward position of having to either roll back his proposals, or defend the tough rules and convince Clyburn to back down. It’s an ironic spot for...
  • FedEx Accused of Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Drugs for Online Pharmacies

    07/17/2014 9:52:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Andrew Blankstein and Pete Williams
    Federal Express was indicted Thursday on federal charges alleging that it distributed prescription drugs and other controlled substances to people that the company knew had no prescriptions on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies. "We want to be clear what's at stake here: The government is suggesting that FedEx assume criminal responsibility for the legality of the contents of the millions of packages that we pick up and deliver every day,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, a senior FedEx official. “We are a transportation company -- we are not law enforcement. We have no interest in violating the privacy of our customers. We...
  • Hey, let’s give the EPA unrestrained power to garnish wages (w/o court order) (Action Required)

    07/12/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 11, 2014 | John Hayward
    The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. “The EPA has a history of overreaching its authority. It seems like once again the EPA is trying to take power it doesn’t have away from American citizens,” Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, said when he learned of the EPA’s wage garnishment scheme.
  • Obama Urges Substitute Fathers Instead Of Intact Families

    05/30/2014 2:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    President Barack Obama’s new report on fatherless kids doesn’t include a single mention of the words “marriage” or “married.” The report admits that fatherlessness almost doubles the failure rate among African-American and Latino kids, yet it calls for government to arrange substitute fathers for huge numbers of fatherless boys and girls instead of binding fathers to their kids via marriage. “The President is calling on Americans interested in getting involved in My Brother’s Keeper to sign up as long-term mentors to young people,” according to the White House press statement that accompanies the report, which is titled “Opportunity for All:...
  • Obama Hits Suburbs After Election

    05/29/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2014 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Obama repeatedly assures us that this will be his “year of action.” (snip).... Yet not a word has been heard of late about a truly transformative Obama executive action, his rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH). That rule will push Americans into living how and where the federal government wants. It promises to gut the ability of suburbs to set their own zoning codes. It will press future population growth into tiny, densely-packed high-rise zones around public transportation, urbanizing suburbs and Manhattanizing cities. You won’t see a more ambitious Obama administration initiative than this. Yet Obama never discusses...
  • Alarming News From Restaurants Pushing Unhealthy Meals to Public Housing

    04/10/2014 3:30:44 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 52 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-10 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    Findings that unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments are disturbing. Clearly, good nutrition is the single most important initial factor for good health in body and mind. The finding that there are not as many healthy meals served in restaurants in public housing developments as elsewhere implies the health and lives of poor people in such instances are being sacrificed for quick profits by such unscrupulous businesses. Restaurants in public housing development neighborhoods offer less healthy entréesResearchers decided to compare restaurant marketing by restaurant and neighborhood type, reports the American Journal of Health Behavior. In...
  • Federal Dietary Guideline Committee Focused on ‘Population Behavior Change’

    03/14/2014 4:59:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/14/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on Friday emphasized the need for the group to institute “population behavior change” in order to engineer healthier Americans.DGAC Chair Barbara Millen said the upcoming report would serve as the “foundation for public policy and food nutrition, physical activity, and health-related areas.” The group will release new recommendations for federal food policy in the 2015 report.Millen said the “potential is vast” for their recommendations, which deal with everything from “sustainability” in the food supply to “carbon footprints,” food deserts, alcohol consumption, and obesity “interventions.”“From our food programs, WIC [Women, Infants, and Children], SNAP, and so...
  • HSBC Bank Blocking Large Withdrawals Without ‘Evidence’ Of Spending Need (UK)

    01/27/2014 7:44:07 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 49 replies
    Prophecy News Watch email ^ | January 26, 2014 | Unknown
    HSBC Bank Blocking Large Withdrawals Without ‘Evidence’ Of Spending Need It seems that the bank, HSBC, has been a little overzealous in the implementation of some new, well meaning regulations, and now has egg on its face. Recently, some HSBC customers were prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it. Apparently, customers were prevented from withdrawing amounts ranging from Ł5,000 to Ł10,000. HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November, but the bank says it has now changed its guidance to...
  • Obesity report calls for government intervention

    01/04/2014 12:15:02 AM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    TV New Zealand ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | One News
    British researchers are calling for more intervention by governments in the fight against obesity, with a new study showing the problem is spreading further across the globe. The obesity report is calling for greater government intervention and co-operation, saying "politicians need to be less shy about trying to influence what food ends up on our plates". But government regulation proposals, such as the proposition to place a surcharge on unhealthy foods known as the 'fat tax', remain deeply unpopular with many people.
  • Criminal standards of science including global warming fraud

    12/31/2013 9:11:09 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 16 replies
    Pravda ^ | 31.12.2013 | Gary Novak
    Physics corruption was largely abstract and academic, until it spread into the global warming issue, which is now resulting in energy systems being destroyed and economies being bankrupt based on scientific fraud. Climatologists do not have the concepts or procedures which would give them the slightest ability to theorize or measure what carbon dioxide did in the atmosphere before or after humans influenced the result. There are no mechanisms in science for correcting the problem of fraud. The fraud stems from total unaccountability to anyone outside science. Scientists who criticize are denied grants and the ability to publish ( Four...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Mandatory Flu Shots For NYC Pre-Schoolers Will Save Lives

    12/14/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Jennifer Fermino and Celeste Katz
    Mayor Bloomberg on Friday defended the new city mandate that kids under five who attend pre-school or daycare get annual flu shots -- a rule critics say is just another nanny-state move by Hizzoner. Opponents of the compulsory shots -- including autism activists suspicious of vaccination complications -- protested on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, calling the requirement intrusive and absurd. As for parents who say it's their call as to whether kids should get the flu jab, Bloomberg said, "Your kid can impact other kids by transferring a disease and bringing it home...
  • Experts Urge Feds to Measure, Pursue Our Happiness

    12/08/2013 12:56:45 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Seth Borenstein
    By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters that affect daily lives, according to a report this week from the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government. The panel of economists, psychologists and other experts assembled by the academy recommended that federal statistics and surveys, which normally deal with income, spending, health and housing, include a few extra questions on happiness.
  • FDA's trans fat decision: An opening for regulating salt, sugar?

    11/09/2013 1:23:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Melissa Healy
    By setting several new precedents, the FDA's decision on trans fats may bring some of our most beloved ingredients -- salt and sugar -- under new scrutiny by the agency, they predicted
  • FDA moves toward abolishing trans fats

    11/09/2013 12:24:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 7, 2013 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to the private sector — is the first step in what could be a long road to removing trans fats, which are still widely used to improve the texture and shelf stability of processed foods like frosting, doughnuts and crackers. There is no safe level of consumption of artificial trans fats, Hamburg stressed. Consumer advocates are applauding the FDA’s actions.
  • Sugary drinks tax (20%!) 'effective public health measure'

    11/01/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | BBC
    A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal. Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake. The impact would be greatest in the under-30s, the Oxford and Reading university study suggests. But some groups say a tax is misguided and simplistic, and would not have an impact on older age groups who might benefit most from losing weight.
  • Judge Judy: 'Government is there to serve us, not the other way around' (on Kelly show on FoxNews)

    10/11/2013 9:49:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | Judy Sheindlin/Megyn Kelly
    Popular television judge Judy Sheindlin – better known as “Judge Judy” – told Megyn Kelly Friday on "The Kelly File" that “government is there to serve us. Not the other way around." Judge Judy didn’t stop there, also questioning whether the welfare state has allowed people to become too dependent on government.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ObamaCare not for and by the people

    09/21/2013 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News -- On the Record with Greta ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | Dr. Ben Carson & Greta Van Susteren
    CARSON:...the founders of the Soviet Union ran into opposition, as well. And they felt that they knew better than the people did, and if they could force upon the people their way of thinking, that the people would eventually come to accept it. And this is basically what's going on with ObamaCare. ...I thought that America was supposed to be for, of and by the people. I thought it was supposed to be people-centric and not government-centric. And I think there are a lot of other Americans who agree with me on that. And you know, if we sit by...
  • California Legislature approves raising minimum wage to $10 — the highest of any state

    09/13/2013 7:13:36 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/13/2013 | Josh Richman and Mike Rosenberg
    SACRAMENTO -- California's lowest-paid workers are in store for a 25 percent raise after lawmakers late Thursday boosted the Golden State's minimum wage to the highest of any state in the country. In the final hours of its 2013 regular session, the Legislature voted to hike the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $9 next July and $10 by January 2016 -- a move Democrats praised as a boon to struggling workers and Republicans lambasted as a "job killer." Gov. Jerry Brown has already promised to sign the bill, making California a leader in a growing movement to increase...
  • CSI ObamaCare: Affordable Care Act To Have Own Police

    08/23/2013 4:17:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies ^ | August 23, 2013 | Editorial
    Police State: The administration is building a detective squad that will target consumers and companies that don't follow ObamaCare's rules. The game of "good cop, bad cop" has arrived in American health care. It was bad enough to know that an Internal Revenue Service that targets the political opponents of the Obama administration between partying on the taxpayer dime would be in charge of monitoring compliance with ObamaCare's individual mandate via our tax returns. Now, the Daily Mail, which lodged a Freedom of Information Act with Health and Human Services, reports that the agency has hired a bevy of criminal...
  • "They Thought They Were Free"

    04/26/2013 1:53:04 PM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    e-mail ^ | 1955-1955-1955 | Milton Mayer
    My brother sent a short quote from a book that was written in 1955 and is excerpted in the body of comment ...
  • Docs Told They Must Drive Health System Change (focus on "cost value" first, not the patient)

    04/13/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Pittman
    Doctors are the only people who can drive the change in healthcare delivery that's needed to save the country from a financial crisis, a health policy expert said here. Emanuel highlighted six elements that must underline payment and delivery reform efforts: -- Focus on cost value -- Focus on the patient -- Standardize processes .... "We need a big infrastructure to be able to deliver high-quality care going forward," Emanuel said.
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Democrats Support the Poor More than Republicans

    10/02/2012 9:20:32 PM PDT · by econjack · 50 replies
    10/3/2012 | econjack
    In a debate with a friend who intends to vote for Obozo, I asked her: "Why?" Her answer: "Because Democrats support the poor and Republicans only support the rich and business." My response: "Given that Democrats controlled the Senate in all years but 9 since 1950 and the House for all but 7 years, do you really think they want to end poverty or control the poor through handouts?" She said: "They want to end it." My response: "A report out last summer showed that there is more poverty now than ever before, in both absolute and relative numbers, and...
  • EU Opens Antitrust Probe Into Microsoft

    07/17/2012 9:16:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 07/17/2012 | (cro—with wire reports)
    The European Commission on Tuesday opened proceedings against Microsoft to investigate claims that the US firm had failed to meet its 2009 commitment to offer users a choice screen enabling them to easily select web browsers other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. "On the basis of information it has received, the Commission believes that Microsoft may have failed to roll out the choice screen with Windows 7 Service Pack 1, which was released in February 2011," the EU's executive body said in a statement. "This is despite the fact that, in December 2011, Microsoft indicated in its annual compliance report to...
  • Air Resources Board, it’s from the government and here to help you. Right.

    04/25/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    As we’ve seen, you can’t believe what politicians tell you. Yes, that’s a shocker, we know. But voters seem to buy the same old clap trap time after time then wonder what went wrong. Just more evidence of our point from some weeks ago. So, you might recall some years ago the Legislature adopted and the governor at that time, a former movie actor, signed into law the much trumpeted Global Warming Solutions Act. What could go wrong? . . .
  • Forget Travel If You Owe The IRS

    04/16/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT · by freedommom · 40 replies ^ | 04/07/2012 | Robert W. Wood
    If he were in charge of travel, the Soup Nazi might say, “No Passport for you!” In real life, travel may seem unrelated to taxes, except perhaps for those annoying airport taxes on international destinations. But a bigger tax and travel connection could keep you at home—permanently. A tax law quietly proposed a few months ago—Owe IRS Taxes, Lose Your Passport—is quietly gaining momentum. Now more people have noticed. If you owe the IRS? You’re not going anywhere if this law passes. In America, we love to tinker with our tax laws. Congress is always introducing one bill or another...
  • Why not have nationalized health care as they do in Britain?

    04/05/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 33 replies
    The defenders of Obamacare, it is pretty obvious, don’t intend to stop with dictating that you buy insurance, and what kind of insurance, and how much you must pay. They want a nationalized health care plan like Great Britain’s. Obamacare is a step, albeit a big step, in that direction. So, what would it be like to put the government in charge of your health care? Isn’t that British system wonderful? Not exactly. But George Orwell would recognize it. “An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the ‘carbon footprint’ of her two-mile round trips to the...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO POLICE INTERNET: Holder Set to Take Control January 24, 2012

    01/16/2012 12:55:55 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 22 replies ^ | 01/16/2012 |
    It’s like a political blindside to the American voter. Somehow, with virtually no coverage in the press, the White House has managed to close in on the unthinkable… bending online piracy laws to give the Department of Justice abusive power over the Internet. Sound farfetched? Constitutionalist attorney Gary Kreep, President of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF), not only has a firm grasp on the legislation that would grant this authority, but he also has inside sources informing him that the Senate is scheduled to make this potential nightmare a reality when they pass S. 968 into law on January...
  • Theodore Roosevelt and a Kernel of Radicalism

    09/10/2011 2:23:58 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies · 1+ views
    On Uprising Radio, April 2008, Van Jones had this to say: VAN JONES: One of the things that has happened too often to progressives is that we don’t understand the relationship between minimum goals and maximum goals. Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said, ‘OK, now we want reparations for slavery; we want redistribution of all wealth; and we want to legalize mixed marriages,’ if that had been their…, if they’d have come out with a maximum program the very next day, they’d have been laughed at....
  • Hotel union tucks support behind California legislation mandating fitted bed-sheets

    06/15/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT · by jda · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 June 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Bill 432, which requires hotels use fitted sheets and provide housekeepers with long-handle mops . . .
  • Big Government Leviathan Statism Will Fall

    04/06/2011 6:55:01 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 1 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | Jonas Clark
    Ben Franklin wisely advised, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”The opposite could also be true. A nation of ill informed men who have not been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them can be enslaved. Don’t surrender your liberty in Christ to leviathan. A Christian can only agree to be governed without challenge by those that are governed by Jehovah. To be lorded over by evil, wicked...
  • How Do You Shut Down the Internet in a Whole Country?

    01/29/2011 4:31:23 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 49 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | January 28, 2011 | Natalie Wolchover
    To silence dissidents, the Egyptian government made a move Jan. 28 that has no precedent: It turned off the Internet nationwide. How did they do it — and could the same thing happen here? According to David Clark, an MIT computer scientist whose research focuses on Internet architecture and development, a government's ability to control the Internet depends on its control of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the private sector companies that grant Internet access to customers. "ISPs have direct control of the Internet, so what happens in any country depends on the control that the state has over those ISPs,"...
  • 'Net neutrality': ObamaCare for the Web

    12/22/2010 3:40:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    When bureaucrats talk about increas ing our "access" to x, y or z, what they're really talking about is in creasing exponentially their control over our lives. As with the government health care takeover, so with the newly approved government plan to "increase" Internet "access." Call it Webcare. By a vote of 3-2, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday adopted a controversial scheme to ensure "net neutrality" by turning unaccountable Democratic appointees into meddling online traffic cops. The panel will devise convoluted rules governing Internet service providers, bandwidth use, content, prices and even disclosure details on Internet speeds. The "neutrality"...
  • Obama signs order clarifying church-state relationship (Aren't we lucky to have the rookie Hussein?)

    11/17/2010 1:40:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/17/10 | Dan Gilgoff
    Obama signs order clarifying church-state relationshipBy Dan Gilgoff, CNN November 17th, 2010 01:42 PM ET President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday clarifying the ground rules for religious groups partnering with the federal government through the White House's controversial faith office. The order says that religious organizations receiving federal funds must conduct explicitly religious activities in a time and place that are different from when and where they do government-financed work. But the order also states that faith-based organizations receiving federal dollars may use their facilities to provide government-backed social services, even if those facilities include religious art, icons,...
  • Government would clear Manistee National Forest land to help butterfly survive (3000 acres!)

    10/15/2010 6:03:42 AM PDT · by earlJam · 46 replies
    WZZM ^ | 10/15/10
    Government would clear Manistee National Forest land to help butterfly survive WZZM 13 ONLINE OTTO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposal to clear a portion of the Manistee National Forest to give a butterfly a greater chance of survival. The plan would also call for closing motorized access to portions of the forest. Leaders in Otto Township in Oceana County were to hold a community meeting Thursday night to discuss the proposal with neighbors. "Otto Township alone is made up of over 50% Manistee National Forest and state land," says township...
  • Obama: We knew health costs would go up

    09/11/2010 9:51:49 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 10, 2010 | Mike Lillis
    President Obama on Friday defended the Democrats' healthcare law, saying the enormous expansion of insurance coverage made an increase in healthcare spending inevitable. "As a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people healthcare, at the margins that's going to increase our costs - we knew that," the president told reporters during a White House press conference. "We didn't think that we were going to cover 30 million people for free."
  • Obama's Soft-Core Socialism (by Steve Forbes)

    07/24/2010 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2010 | Steve Forbes
    The truth is that not even the Franklin Roosevelt Administration was as hostile to and ignorant about free enterprise as this Administration is. Almost every action Obama officials take underscores their belief in the stereotype that businesspeople are mostly amoral, corner-cutting, consumer-shafting, pollution-loving menaces. The economy itself needs to be tightly controlled and rigidly guided by Washington mandarins because free markets are inherently and destructively unstable. Incrementalism and the velvet glove over an iron fist are Obama's preferred methods. Thus, it will take several years for surviving health care companies to become full-fledged vassals of the federal government, which will...
  • Govt. may bill you for BP crimes

    06/30/2010 7:55:54 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 2010 | RidleyReport
    The government may raise taxes even higher (move to socialism) so BP can pay for their accidental oil spill.
  • FRIDAY - Baby DNA Deadline for Public Comments

    06/24/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Citizens' Council on Health Care ^ | 6-23-10 | twila brase
    Speak up by the end of THIS Friday. Say NO to the federal government's plan to collect and control the DNA of every citizen, starting at birth. This Friday, June 25th, is the last day to comment on the federal government's plan to bank and use newborn citizen DNA without consent for research an other purposes. Please make comments --- no matter how brief they may be. Even one sentence is better than nothing.
  • Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax

    06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 203 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.
  • Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate (Committee)

    06/26/2010 10:03:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 97 replies
    Tech World ^ | June 25, 2010 | Grant Gross
    A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack. Senator Joe Lieberman and other bill sponsors have refuted the charges that the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act gives the president an Internet "kill switch." Instead, the bill puts limits on the powers the president already has to cause "the closing of any facility or stations for wire communication" in a time of war, as described in the Communications Act of 1934, they said in a...
  • Beck shows device that will allow Obama to turn-off your home's electricity

    06/17/2010 3:19:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies · 2,312+ views
    Glenn Beck Show | 6/17/10
    Beck just showed a schematic of the device (owned by Freddie Mack) that will remotely control when and how much electricity you will be allowed to use in your home. All your (new, mandated) outlets will be monitored and if Obama disapproves of your electrical use, that outlet will be shut-down remotely. This is likely to be before Congress after the November elections but before the current congress ends. All part of Crap and Tirade.