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  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • The Obama Immigration Policy Timeline Wrecking Ball: Summary [VIDEO]

    10/06/2016 3:11:02 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 September 2016 | fairfederation
    The Obama administration’s strategy is to count on the fact that the public and the media will not take notice of each individual and incremental step they are taking to undermine immigration enforcement and grant de facto amnesty to as many illegal aliens as possible. This report exposes the strategy and the policy objectives behind it:
  • DHS chief says deportation ´not pleasant,´ claims ´we do not have open borders´

    08/03/2016 4:51:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/16 | Paul Bedard
    The nation´s top immigration officer on Wednesday pushed back at claims the administration has an open-border policy, adding that it upsets him to deport illegal immigrants. Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said that the U.S. is filling over a dozen jets a week with illegals and flying them back to Central America. "That´s what we´re doing on a daily, weekly basis. We have something like 15 to 18 flights of migrants a week, just to Central America that we send back, people who have come here. And so we don´t have open borders," he told reporters. "We have
  • Oklahoma Senate passes gun bill opposed by troopers, business groups

    04/20/2016 7:12:20 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 26 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 4-20-16 | Rick Green
    The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms without a permit and without training. A total of 34 organizations — including the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma State Troopers Association, universities, chambers of commerce and hospitals — sent a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman in opposition to House Bill 3098 and House Joint Resolution 1009, a proposed ballot measure intended to make it harder to regulate guns. House Bill 3098 was approved 37-9. The joint resolution was not considered. Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, said the bill won't expand...
  • ‘Just Shoot Them All,’ Say Moms Demand Action Activists About Texas Gun Rights Group

    03/17/2016 7:13:10 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 77 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The presence of a gun rights group at the Texas State Capitol during President Obama’s visit to the SxSW festival elicited members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to call for gun violence against the group. Among other incitements to violence, “Just shoot them all,” and “Shoot the a**bags,” they said. Moms Demand Action members posted, “Do[n]’t arrest them just shoot them, these people are crazy,” “Time to use an assault weapon on this trash,” “Just shoot them all…,” and “Mow them down.” Another added, “a**hats. no one has taken your guns. you are the ones causing problems. [P]lease...
  • Obama's SXSW Appearance Coincides With Open Carry Protest (/stuff that happens every day)

    03/11/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 3/11/16 | Willa Frej
    Pro-gun group Open Carry Texas is planning to openly carry guns at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas -- and their demonstration on gun rights will coincide with President Barack Obama's keynote address at the event on Friday. Open Carry Texas has been bringing guns to the festival for the last two years, according to the Dallas Morning News. This year, members are planning to hold small info sessions during SXSW to "engage in conversation and education" about gun rights laws in the state and encourage young festivalgoers to "carry in lawful defense of themselves and others,"...
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15’s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri – The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouri’s open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. “My...

    08/06/2015 7:43:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 6, 2015 | Bree Fowler
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The dream of a free and open Internet is slowly being killed by overregulation, censorship and bad laws that don't stop the right people, a top computer crime defense lawyer says.
  • Spieth birdies 16th, in tie for lead

    07/20/2015 10:09:48 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    Spieth tied for lead at -15
  • Fowler wins after thrilling finish [Golf Ping]

    07/12/2015 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 10 replies
    Scottish Open Website ^ | July 12, 2015 | Scottish Open writers
    Fowler wins after thrilling finish America’s Rickie Fowler birdied the last to snatch victory and deny compatriot Matt Kuchar in a thrilling finish to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.The World Number Nine produced his second brilliant finish of the season at Gullane, having fallen two shots off the lead when he bogeyed the 14th hole of the final round.Fowler responded with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 18th to finish 12 under par and snatch victory from Ryder Cup team-mate Kuchar.That brought back memories of the 26 year old's victory in the Players Championship at Sawgrass in May, when...
  • Pope Francis and The Open Conspiracy

    03/29/2015 12:56:56 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 20 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The Man of Sin will be a philanthropist, environmentalist and an advocate of Green Religion. Cardinal Biffi's view here. The Earth Charter movement loves Pope Francis. At its Facebook page, the demonic organization gushes with excitement: "Pope Francis is expected to produce the first ever encyclical - the highest level Catholic teaching document - focused solely on the environment and climate change...Scientists have made the case that climate change threatens the natural world. Can religious leaders now make the moral case for political action?" The Earth Charter is part of what I call the Open Conspiracy: Religions in general, and...
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn’t Just Blocked Obama’s Amnesty

    02/21/2015 7:38:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judge’s injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news.
  • Aaron Krickstein (Finally) Beats Jimmy Connors

    02/11/2015 8:02:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tom Perrotta
    Last summer, nearly 23 years after he lost one of the most famous tennis matches in history to Jimmy Connors, Aaron Krickstein finally made the phone call he had always been too nervous to make. He and Connors hadn’t spoken since Labor Day 1991, when Connors beat Krickstein in five raucous sets at the U.S. Open. The match has lived longer than any other in tennis, with annual rain-delay reruns and a recent ESPN documentary. Krickstein decided the time had come for a rematch—and a new beginning to a friendship that went kaput when Connors won. On Tuesday here, Krickstein,...
  • Open Letter to Republicans in Washington

    12/03/2014 5:09:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12-3-2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Dear Republicans in Washington, Houston, we’ve got a problem. We have a president who has made it clear he will unilaterally change laws in a way that will harm America’s economy for years to come – whether they pertain to labor, energy, health care, and of course, immigration. He openly brags about his newfound ability to “change the law,” and he is only emboldened to continue building on the lawlessness for the next two years. Yet, at the same time that Obama has assumed the powers Alexander Hamilton referred to as the prerogative of perpetual and hereditary prince, you have...
  • Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'

    10/20/2014 7:18:44 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 43 replies
    Courier Journal - USA Today ^ | 10-20-14 | Eric J. Lyman
    <p>"VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council's vast changes, called on the church to adapt to "changing conditions of society."</p>
  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 11 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you!

    07/03/2014 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Cheeks · 26 replies ^ | 7/2/14 | Phillip Van Cleave
    ************************************************************** 3. If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you! ************************************************************** A VCDL member brought to our attention a “No loaded guns” sign on the door of Absolute Outdoors in New Kent. EM Ed Levine sent them an email to confirm that policy. First, let me say that many gun stores have a “no loaded guns” policy. That’s because, unlike pretty much any other public place around, people are actually drawing guns and handling them in a gun store. That said, many stores have a better policy of saying that a person can have...
  • TN Senate Challenger: Lamar Alexander is the Next Eric Cantor

    06/11/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 6/11/14
    Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), predicted that Alexander will go the way of House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor in an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Wednesday. Carr stated, “Sen. Alexander has a similar problem that Leader Cantor had in that he's out of touch with his Republican base in Tennessee.” Like Cantor’s primary challenger, Dave Brat, Carr says that immigration is a strong area of contrast between him and his primary challenger, he declared “the problem Lamar Alexander has and so many of the establishment Republicans have, is...
  • Eric Cantor’s Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And It’s Awful.

    06/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 172 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    How did the No. 2 man in the House lose a primary? Chalk it up to immigration and the Tea Party. It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history—and it’s bad for America. Here’s the thing: Eric Cantor did not fall asleep in this race. He spent around $5 million. He ran lots of TV ads. He knew this was going to be a close one. He campaigned. And he still got creamed. And here’s the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Party’s guy in the...
  • Should America Open Its Borders? Reason Presents a Debate on Immigration

    05/14/2014 9:29:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | Joshua Swain
    Does America need more or less immigration? Should we let the free market decide how many immigrant workers the economy can support? Or should a responsible government manage the flow of labor? On Tuesday, April 22, Reason Foundation Managing Editor Tom Clougherty moderated a debate on immigration reform featuring Cato Immigration Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh, Professor of Economics at George Mason University Bryan Caplan, and Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies Mark Krikorian.
  • An open letter to His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera

    04/30/2014 7:35:58 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera, Prefect Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Piazza Pio XII 10 00193, Rome Italy Your Eminence; I am a Catholic in good standing and a member of the faithful in the Diocese of Worcester in the state of Massachusetts, U.S.A. I bring to you a serious concern that I and others have been unable to have properly addressed by His Excellency, The Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of the Worcester Diocese There is an extensive lack of respect and devotion toward Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Indeed, it...
  • Sheldon Adelson: Not Getting His Money’s Worth In South Carolina

    04/27/2014 8:57:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    He’s the Las Vegas casino magnate pouring money into the coffers of “Republican” politicians (and the groups supporting their reelection) in an effort to purchase their opposition to online poker. Why does Adelson want to ban online poker? Easy: It’s costing him money. We’ve got no beef with Adelson, obviously. He’s simply making an investment in the future of his increasingly outdated business model. No, our beef is with the politicians taking his cash – politicians like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Last month we wrote about Graham’s support for a federal online poker ban – which we’re sure has...
  • Senator Larry Martin, South Carolina

    03/04/2014 12:00:11 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 3-3-2014 | Herschel Smith
    Senator Larry Martin was responsible for heading the effort to kill the legislative efforts in support of open carry in South Carolina. During this effort, he said the following. “If the 2nd amendment has been as you interpret it, why hasn’t SC law reflected that for the last 140 years? I’m sorry but you are describing an ‘unlimited’ right that has never been the case with the 2nd Amendment. My view of the 2nd Amendment has always been the right to own guns and keep them in our homes, business, and property and not to wear a gun whenever to...
  • Commissary reopens on fort

    10/08/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The post commissary will reopen at 9 a.m. this morning after being closed due to employees being furloughed as a result of the federal government shutdown during the past week. When the recall of most of the furloughed Army civil service employees on post was announced on Sunday, some of the store’s employees were called to work that day to prepare for the Tuesday reopening of the facility, post spokeswoman Tanja Linton said Monday. Western Region of the Defense Commissary Agency spokeswoman Nancy O’Nell said about 11,000 of the agency’s 16,000 employees were furloughed, of which 62...
  • Open Carry Activists Stunned When Confronted by Michigan Deputy – but in a Really Good Way

    09/24/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/24/13 | Jason Howerton
    Open carry activists in Orion Township, Mich., had the police called on them during their “For Liberty Friday” protest last week. However, they were pleasantly surprised when they were confronted by a sheriff’s deputy who completely supported their demonstration because it is protected under the Second Amendment. “We saw the a [sic] OC Sheriff car pull up so we all took out our camera-phones right away, anticipating trouble,” the video’s description reads. “This officer gets out of his car, waves to us, and walks right over. He shakes all of our hands, introduces himself, and states his purpose for walking...
  • Michael Kim and LaRue Temple: a match made in a parking lot (Bartender, Teen Blossom at US Open)

    06/16/2013 6:13:27 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/16/2013 | Eric Adelson
    --snip-- A teenager named Michael Kim, a student at Cal, needed a caddie for the U.S. Open. This was not a big-dollar gig. Kim is an amateur. Even if he won the whole blasted tournament, he couldn't take a dime. Not that a 19-year-old was about to contend for the U.S. Open. Unless he did. Kim and Temple got along great, and the boy wonder, who earned college player of the year honors, actually made the cut.
  • US Open live thread (Saturday)

    06/15/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 41 replies
    n/a ^ | 6-15-13 | n/a
    Anyone out there want to follow along and comment? Just an awesome venue. THIS is what a US Open is supposed to look like - both on television and on the leader board.
  • Late birdie pulls Mickelson into tie

    06/14/2013 5:55:27 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    espn ^ | 6-14-13 | Bob Harig
    ARDMORE, Pa. -- It didn't take long to figure out who was winning the U.S. Open on Friday: Merion. The historic course in suburban Philadelphia rose up and put down any thought it could be manhandled, with perhaps some help from the United States Golf Association. Despite a week's worth of rain and soft conditions that many figured would make the East Course vulnerable, scoring was in line with the typically high numbers often seen at the year's second major championship. When play was suspended due to darkness, Phil Mickelson was tied for the lead with Billy Horschel. Mickelson, the...
  • An Open Letter to the Queen of England

    11/07/2012 8:52:46 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 46 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | Edwin R Williams
    Your Majesty, We, the people of the former American colonies, would like to offer our most sincere apology over that little misunderstanding we had 236 years ago. Had we known that we were going to be subjects anyway, we could have saved a lot of trouble and hard feelings. We were under the mistaken belief that we would be free, sovereign citizens; we believed that our hard work would yield its own rewards without someone coming along and taking what we built in the name of “Fairness”. We thought our laws and Constitution would protect us from a foreign born...
  • Open carry arrives with a whimper in Oklahoma

    11/02/2012 4:03:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    News OK ^ | 11/01/12 | Zeke Campfield
    Open carry arrives with a whimper in OklahomaOpen carry advocates celebrated loosened gun restrictions with a quiet demonstration at an Oklahoma City diner, and police reported nothing out of the ordinary a day after open carry arrives. By Zeke Campfield | Published: November 1, 2012 Open carry arrived in Oklahoma without a hitch. Spokesmen with police departments in Oklahoma City, Norman and Edmond said their dispatchers did not receive a single call from citizens concerned about firearms on Thursday, the first day for the law allowing people with a state-issued permit to openly carry certain handguns in public. “It feels...
  • GOTV in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware (Not Romney)

    04/24/2012 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 15 replies ^ | April 24, 2012 | Steelers6
    RESULTS: April 24, 2012 - Multi-state Events Republican Presidential Primaries Five states – Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – hold contests on April 24. The five states hold a combined total of 231 total delegates. Of that number, 204 delegates are stake in the primaries
  • An Open Letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    03/10/2012 10:06:45 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, It’s been almost one year ago since I last wrote you an open letter like this. I just want to let you know that most Americans agree with your assessment on Iran and the consequences to both Israel and America if those savages procure nuclear weapons. In a peculiar way, a large number of us look to you, as opposed to the current President of the United States as our legitimate leader in these perilous times. We have much more in common since our nation was founded upon the belief that there is ONE God, the...
  • Emails directly link White House to secret transparency meeting

    10/18/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/11 | Jordan Bloom
    Act (FOIA) request by government watchdog group Judicial Watch suggest that the White House had direct involvement in shutting a transparency hearing to the press. “Please don’t have them reach out to any reporters before I clear [with White House] press,” wrote White House Deputy Associate Counsel Blake Roberts to the Office of Information Policy (OIP), about what should have been a fairly noncontroversial training session. The workshop was conducted by the OIP for Department of Justice employees on FOIA compliance procedures. Another email, from DOJ Press Release Deputy Director Gina Talamona to the OIP and the attorney general’s office,...
  • Union Rep Declares “Open Season” on “Managers and Scabs”

    08/16/2011 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/16/11 | MRC TV
    As the CWA picketing of Verizon continues it seems some of the union leadership is becoming more and more unhinged. Apparently one member of the union leadership went so far as to instruct his members, by way of publicly accessible telephone hotline, that it is now “open season” on “managers and scabs”. The thug went on to say that union members should “follow them” and “torture them, torture them with chants and noise”. (h/t Moon Bat Tracker) Th
  • Conservatives More Open To Different Views

    08/04/2011 4:16:03 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 33 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 4, 2011 | -TWR-
    According to a Financial Times piece “Inside,” dated July 29, the president and key engineer, Mandy Ginsberg and Amarnath Thombre, are information-love junkies. Really: Indeed, says Thombre, “the politics one is quite interesting. Conservatives are far more open to reaching out to someone with a different point of view than a liberal is.” That is, when it comes to looking for love, conservatives are more open-minded than liberals. Naturally, if you run the world’s biggest dating site, you’re bound to learn a few practical lessons. “With a mountain of data in its servers from the 75 million users it...
  • Tucson police: Yes, Hezbollah is operating in Mexico

    07/07/2011 6:50:57 PM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/7/2011 | Bryan Preston
    The Tucson PD didn’t put this information out in a press release. In fact, they didn’t put it out at all. The information is contained in an internal memo pilfered and released by anonymous hacker collective LulzSec. The memo dates to Sept. 2010, and notes that a man connected to  Hezbollah was caught trying to smuggle a massive cache of weapons from Mexico into New York City. In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives...
  • Sniffing open WiFi may be wiretapping judge tells Google

    07/02/2011 12:13:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    A federal judge ruled that Google can be sued for wiretapping after sniffing open Wi-Fi in Wi-Spy privacy lawsuit about wardriving Street View vehicles.Looks like Google Street View cars may have been "officially" riding dirty and Google may get slapped hard for its Wi-Spy fiasco. A federal judge did not dismiss the case against Google; instead in the first such decision of its kind, the judge ruled that sniffing open Wi-Fi packets might violate the Federal Wiretap Act. Remember when intelligence gathering ability was allegedly "going dark" due to the masses moving to VoIP like Skype and the feds had...
  • It's US OPEN week let's lighten up and talk some golf- The Finish Factor

    06/12/2011 7:30:41 PM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    PGATOUR.COM ^ | June 12, 2011 | Craig Dolch
    So Jones suggested the 18th become the 10th and the lengthened 17th take over as the final hole, its downhill slope lending to an attractive view of Congressional’s clubhouse as well as to an interesting finish. Switching from a par 3 to a par 4 for the closing hole is not unlike asking Stephen King to change the ending of one of his horror books -- hopefully without adding to the fright factor. The other major change is that the USGA chose to do something it rarely does -- it added a stroke to par instead of taking it away....
  • Egypt Opens Rafiah Crossing

    05/28/2011 5:01:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/11 | David Lev
    Hordes of Gaza Arabs rushed through into Sinai Saturday morning, as Egyptian authorities opened the Rafiah crossing, this time on a permanent basis, they said. Egyptian officials said that the crossing operated smoothly on its first day, and Gaza Arabs interviewed by reporters praised the opening, calling Egypt “very brave” for the move. The crossing is set to be open every day, except Fridays and holidays, between 10 AM and 5 PM. Women, and individuals under age 18 and over age 40 will be permitted to enter Egypt without a specific permit, while others will have to receive a visa....
  • Open thread: Netanyahu speaks to Congress; Update: Live video added

    05/24/2011 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    hot air ^ | 5/24/11 | Ed Morrissey
    While Barack Obama tours the UK, Congress gets to hear from another head of state, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. After lecturing the US President on the history and issues of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Netanyahu will deliver his vision of a settlement on Capitol Hill: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would set forth his view of a future Middle East peace in an address to Congress on Tuesday and reaffirmed Israel would never return to its old, narrow borders. “I will outline a vision for a secure Israeli-Palestinian peace,” the right-wing Israeli leader said on Monday about his planned...
  • Denmark threatens to thwart EU open border policy

    05/12/2011 3:12:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5/12/2011 | Gaëlle Faure
    Denmark was on a collision course with the European Union on Thursday as it defended a plan to unilaterally enforce stricter border controls, a policy which reflects growing resentment across Europe toward the EU “open-border” policy. "We see a rise in cross-border crime: drugs, east European gangs, human trafficking, money smuggling... And one of the efficient ways to fight this is border control," Danish Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said Wednesday on Danish television, adding that the enforcement measures would “be put in place as soon as possible.” Danish authorities have planned to invest over €20 million in more customs...
  • Obama: GOP tried to "sneak" agenda into budget

    04/15/2011 8:25:56 AM PDT · by jackv · 44 replies ^ | 4-15-11 | Tucker Reals
    Mr. Obama complains of Republican attempts to attach measures to the budget bill which would have effectively killed parts of his hard-won health care reform program. "I said, 'You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We'll have that debate. You're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?'" recalled the president of his closed-door negotiations on the bill to fund the federal government until September.
  • UAW: We're Open To Lower Wages

    03/30/2011 3:05:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 3/30/11 | ap
    ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union would be open to expanding a wage structure with lower-paid workers to keep General Motors Co. factories open or reopen closed plants, a top union official said Tuesday. Vice President Joe Ashton, who handles GM bargaining for the UAW, said the union "will look at anything when it comes to negotiations that will retain jobs." He made the comments during a press event at a factory in Orion Township, Mich., near Detroit, where at least 40 percent of the hourly workers will be paid about half the $28 per hour...
  • Open Letter to Ben Bernanke

    11/15/2010 12:40:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/15/10 | several economists
    The following is the text of an open letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signed by several economists, along with investors and political strategists, most of them close to Republicans: We believe the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchase plan (so-called “quantitative easing”) should be reconsidered and discontinued. We do not believe such a plan is necessary or advisable under current circumstances. The planned asset purchases risk currency debasement and inflation, and we do not think they will achieve the Fed’s objective of promoting employment. We subscribe to your statement in the Washington Post on November 4 that “the Federal...
  • Soros Behind Project to Dilute Your Voter's Frachise

    11/12/2010 2:51:46 PM PST · by STD · 16 replies
    self ^ | 11/12/10 | Mike Curtiss
    Dear Friends, When the regular American citizen hears that our borders can't be closed, illegal aliens are absorbing half of all revenue designed for 'the war on poverty' and that illegal aliens are actively voting in US elections; we shake our heads in disbelief. How's this all possible? How did Obama get elected President without disclosing his elgibility to hold the highest elected office in the land.
  • Open letter to OBAMA from former Vice President of Procter & Gamble, Lou Pritchet

    10/24/2010 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies ^ | 10/24/10 | Lou Prtchet
    Dear President Obama, You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and upscale lifestyle and housing with no visable signs of support. You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not American.
  • Yes, you can open carry a pistol in Connecticut

    09/03/2010 1:24:29 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 2 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Steve McGough
    And you can responsibly carry a pistol in a bar that serves alcohol, and you can even carry your firearm on college campuses. I thought most of the misconceptions concerning Connecticut state law when it comes to permits and carrying handguns had been squashed, yet some continue to put totally false garbage out there. I’m not going to speak to any specific case in Connecticut, but I am going to briefly review the completely false comments made here on this blog by “Army Strong”.
  • Responsible Citizens of California Press Release

    05/30/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT · by The Vise Zero · 3 replies · 135+ views ^ | May 30, 2010 | The Vise Zero RCC is a non-profit organization committed to protecting and advancing the rights of law abiding citizens to carry firearms for personal protection) For Immediate Release: California – Sunday, May 30, 2010 RCC launches open carry petition RCC working to promote, educate, & advocate for right to carry California is in dire financial straits. In order to cut spending, the legislature is at once severely reducing the number of law enforcement officers and yet also advocating for the early release of convicted criminals. Fewer police and more convicted criminals on the street can have only one result: California citizens will...
  • An Open Letter to Richard Blumenthal, AG of Connecticut

    05/19/2010 8:45:17 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 20 replies · 1,126+ views
    CDS ^ | 5/19/2010 | Thaddeus Wojcik
    Dear Mr. Attorney General: Like yourself, I am a non-combat veteran of the US Armed Forces. I served four years active duty in the United States Army. I served honorably as a “cold warrior” in a tactical intelligence unit near the East German Border in the FRG as an intelligence analyst and Russian translator. I’ve not only listened to the news recently, I’ve focused on what you’ve said, the import (literal and colloquial) of the words, and listened to it in context. Though proud to state what I believe, at times forcefully, I am not prone to histrionics, and believe...
  • Finland Launching National Pilot Program To Open and Scan All Snail Mail

    04/02/2010 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Popular ^ | 4/1/10 | Stuart Fox
    Is online delivery a viable future for inconvenient old paper mail? In an effort to increase efficiency, cut carbon emissions, and reduce costs, Finland has begun a pilot program wherein snail-mail letters are converted into PDFs and made viewable online by their addressees, in advance or in lieu of physical delivery. So far, the effort is volunteer-only, but it has already sparked concerns in Finland about privacy and government overreach. In the program, the volunteers will have images of all their letters viewable on a computer or phone, and then optionally physically delivered later on. The postman will still arrive...