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  • Local Governments Are The Source Of Housing Inequality

    07/28/2015 1:26:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JULY 27, 2015 | Chuck DeVore
    Wealth inequality? Blame local government, whose meddling in property rights causes artificial scarcity in housing. ... Matthew Rognlie, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral student in economics .. makes an interesting insight; housing prices are going up because of artificial scarcity caused by land-use regulation. Put another way, the concentration of wealth is not an issue of the “1 percent” winning while the rest of us lose—it’s an issue of homeowners benefitting from government restrictions on property rights that prevent a free market in homebuilding, restricting supply and driving up prices. ... If Rognlie is correct (and the data suggests...
  • U.S. drops Cuba and Malaysia from human trafficking blacklist

    07/28/2015 6:33:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Carol Morello
    Human rights advocates on Monday accused the State Department of making political calculations when it upgraded Malaysia and Cuba in the annual ranking of where countries stand in combating human trafficking. Both countries were removed from the list of the worst offenders in the Trafficking in Persons Report issued Monday. Last year, they were Tier 3 countries, a category reserved for nations that don’t meet minimum standards to fight modern-day slavery, and aren’t doing anything to improve.
  • Jeff Merkley introduces sweeping LGBT rights bill that makes big changes to Civil Rights Act

    07/25/2015 3:06:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the fight in the last Senate for a ban on job discrimination against gays, has said for months that he's shifting to a more expansive approach. On Thursday, Merkley and his allies introduced their new bill, and it is indeed far more sweeping than anything the Oregon Democrat has proposed on gay rights in the past.
  • Your rights during police encounters

    07/24/2015 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 64 replies
    7-23-15
    Just so you know your rights.
  • Obama pledges gay rights push in Africa

    07/24/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said he will voice support for gay rights during his Friday trip to Africa, despite warnings from some leaders to steer clear of the issue. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Obama said he has delivered a "blunt" message on gay rights to African leaders in the past and the topic will be "front and center" when he visits Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • The trouble with the ‘dignity’ of same-sex marriage (Positive rights in Constitution?)

    07/06/2015 10:25:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jonathan Turley
    Like many people at the Supreme Court last month, I was deeply moved by the historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges recognizing the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. At such a transcendent moment, it is difficult to do anything but celebrate the triumph of what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the “dignity” and “profound hopes and aspirations” of the many loving couples who had been denied the recognition of marriage. But Kennedy’s moving language was more than just aspirational thoughts on dignity. He found a right to marriage based not on the status of the couples as homosexuals but...
  • [CBS Face The Nation VIDEO ]Same-sex marriage opponent (Russell Moore):conservative beliefs need to

    06/29/2015 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Unedited · 2 replies
    CBS Face The Nation VIDEO via uneditedpolitics.com ^ | Published on CBS Face The Nation June 28, 2015 | CBS Face The Nation VIDEO via Unedited
    Russell Moore makes the case for respecting the rights of conservatives on CBS' Face the Nation. Click the link to view.
  • SCOTUS Steps In It, Part 2 (Gay Marriage)

    06/28/2015 10:27:34 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 9 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    None of you who have turned your avatar "rainbow" on Facebook appear to have actually read the Supreme Court opinion. Why are you celebrating without understanding what you are celebrating? Are you a thinking individual or are you a member of a mob? If the latter, get the hell away from me; you're dangerous, to be blunt, and I want you nowhere near my person or property. To the extent I can do so I will distance myself from your person and behavior as both are destructive to both self and others. Incidentally, if it matters, I don't care who...
  • I've Never Said This Before – But It's Time For You To Start Buying Guns and Ammo

    06/27/2015 11:54:07 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 66 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/27/2015 | Steven Crowder
    I've pasted the whole column below. But there is a video that can only be seen on the site/not embedded here. So please, if you support my work, visit the site. If not, no problem. "Now before you label this as a “crazy” post, I’m not talking about, nor am I predicting some doomsday scenario. Don’t expect me to be selling you seeds, food preserves or bomb shelters anytime soon. That is not what I am suggesting here. I’m also not suggesting that you need to buy yourself an AR15 to fight off an onslot of newly married gays. Okay?...
  • Swapping flags

    06/26/2015 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Silence Dogwood · 22 replies
    Today, the country has suffered a terrible blow. Over the past week, the fight for states’ rights, which has been going on since the founding of the union, has suffered two terrible blows. The Confederate Naval Jack -- colloquially, and erroneously referred to as the “Stars and Bars”—has been taken down by popular opinion, and in its place, and at the behest of the highest court, the striped flag of gay pride has arisen to fly higher than ever before. Now, the purpose of this is not to comment on the rightness or wrongness of homosexuality, or of gay marriage,...
  • Are "Transracial" rights the up and coming new thing?

    06/12/2015 10:43:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 64 replies
    6/13/2015 | Dallas59
    If transgender people can do their thing and receive special treatment even when their DNA is 100 percent the opposite of what they want to be, why can't I claim to be Mexican and get special benefits?
  • Vanity: Replacing our God-given rights with godless rights

    05/29/2015 10:35:41 AM PDT · by MeganC · 10 replies
    Me! ^ | 5/29/2015 | Megan C.
    The thought occurred to me last night that the left is hard at work replacing our God-given rights with godless rights. Think about the rights our Christian Founding Fathers enumerated and how those rights were assumed to have existed long before the advent of government and kings. We have the rights to speak freely, to defend ourselves even from our own government, we have the right to own property, we have the right to say who can be on our property, we have the right to travel without having to explain to anyone else what we're doing, and etc. The...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act (Power Grab)

    05/28/2015 12:14:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages. The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the “navigable waters of the United States” like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says has a “significant nexus” to a navigable waterway....
  • Why Can’t We Simply Carry?

    05/27/2015 4:52:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 5/27/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The so-called “mainstream” media likes to spin a scary narrative of lawlessness, even of anarchy, when “permitless carry” (sometimes called “constitutional carry”) is brought before a state legislature. When the media does this, whether through ignorance or bias, they’re simply ignoring the facts. For example, Vermont, which has long had permitless carry, has also long had one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. States, nevertheless, can still be laboratories of democracy—even with politically incorrect gun laws. That is part of what’s going on with permitless carry. As of this writing, states with some legal form of permitless...
  • Alert: Obama’s Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners’ rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water – including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. “Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in,” he said. “This will be devastating to private property rights.”
  • Nationwide protests planned for immigrant rights

    05/20/2015 12:09:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 19, 2015 | Amanda Sakuma
    This could have been one of the biggest weeks for immigrant rights in modern history, opening up sweeping deportation relief and extending a temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants nationwide. Instead, they will have to continue waiting – but it won’t be quietly. Rallies are scheduled across the country on Tuesday as advocacy groups protest what would have marked the unofficial kick-off date to President Obama’s second – and most sweeping – executive action program on immigration. Known as DAPA, the executive measure would have benefited as many as 3.7 million undocumented immigrant adults who have children born...
  • Religious rights need protection

    05/03/2015 11:24:34 AM PDT · by campg · 3 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | May 3, 2015 | Dennis Clayson
    When some of us expressed fear of what we saw and heard about the protests against religious-rights laws, many people either saw no issue or condemned us for being alarmist or hate-filled Christians. It is time for well-meaning people to think this through. Hillary Clinton said last week culture and religious beliefs “have” to be changed to achieve women's rights. Is that just feel-good rhetoric, or does she really mean it? If so, what does it imply to say religious beliefs “have” to be changed? We don’t need to discuss theology. At its foundation this isn’t about theology at all,...
  • ‘It’s going to be an issue’: Obama admin admits that gay ‘marriage’ threatens religious liberty

    04/30/2015 7:22:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Albert Mohler
    April 29, 2015 (AlbertMohler.com) -- “It is … it is going to be an issue.” With those words, spoken yesterday before the Supreme Court of the Unites States, the Solicitor General of the United States announced that religious liberty is directly threatened by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Donald Verrili, representing the Obama Administration as the nation’s highest court considered again the issue of same-sex marriage, was responding to a question from Justice Samuel Alito. His answer confirms with candor the threat we have long seen coming.Back in 2005, long before the movement to legalize same-sex marriage had gained cultural...
  • New Mexico Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture

    04/14/2015 1:52:03 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 22 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-14-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Every year, law enforcement agencies seize millions of dollars simply by suspecting the property is connected to criminal activity. Friday, April 10, after being unanimously passed through the legislature, HB 560 was signed into law by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Read her Executive Message here. Among other improvements, HB 560 reforms the current law on forfeiture procedures by requiring a criminal conviction for seizure and proper reporting. Civil asset forfeiture is a practice in which assets suspected of being associated with crime may be seized and subsequently forfeited, often without the owner being charged with a crime. Law enforcement...
  • Why Rand Paul Is Unwelcome at NRA Gun Rights Convention

    04/10/2015 8:59:37 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/10/2015 | Reid Epstein
    Sen. Rand Paul wasn’t invited to speak at this weekend’s National Rifle Association annual convention because the Kentucky Republican is caught in the crossfire between competing gun-rights organizations. Top NRA officials are unhappy that Mr. Paul has for years lent his name to fundraising solicitations for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that fashions itself a more conservative alternative to NRA. Mr. Paul’s aides have been told by the NRA he will be unwelcome to participate at NRA events as long as he remains affiliated with NAGR, according to people familiar with the conversation. Publicly, the NRA chalked...
  • Principles of Constitutionalism: Negative Rights versus Positive Rights

    04/09/2015 3:41:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Natural and negative rights provide for a free, voluntary society, while legal positivism and positive rights provide for a coercive, totalitarian society It has previously been shown that constitutionalism, by which is meant the general proposition that government should be restrained by well-defined principles and structures under which it operates (whether written or unwritten), depends up a recognition of the rule of law as reflecting natural law. From this natural law arises the recognition, in turn, of the natural rights of individual citizens, which ought to be acknowledged and protected by just government, but which are not granted by any...
  • Joe Biden to Authoritarian Chinese President: U.S. Only Supports Human Rights As ‘Political

    04/06/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Vice President Joe Biden once told Chinese President Xi Jinping that U.S. leaders only support human rights as a matter of political optics, and that this makes the United States no better than China, according to a new New Yorker profile of Jinping. The New Yorker relates encounters between Biden and Jinping in 2011 and 2012, when both were vice presidents of their respective nations: Biden told me that Xi asked him why the U.S. put “so much emphasis on human rights.” Biden replied to Xi, “No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not...
  • Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy

    03/31/2015 1:09:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 31, 2015 | Hane Fiene
    Why do so many young adults paint absurd caricatures of Christians who request government protection of their religious freedoms, arguing their true goal is to ban gay men from sitting at the local lunch counter? Why do they spread falsehoods about legislation, insisting that bills like the one recently signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will unleash a Republican-led Jim Crow revival aimed at the LGBT community? Why do so many people, Gen Xers and younger, invent a monster of anti-gay bigotry and keep screaming the monster is real despite a mountain of contrary facts standing before them? The answer...
  • Top violator of women's rights around the world? It's Israel says UN

    03/27/2015 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Anne Bayefsky
    Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women. At least that is the view of the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel. Not Syria. Where government forces routinely employ rape and other sexual violence and torture against women as a tactic of war. Where in 2014 the Assad regime starved, tortured and killed at least...
  • Condo Commandos Part II

    03/22/2015 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The lethality of Home Owner Associations (HOAs) stocked with resident Condo Commandos involves the characteristics of narcissists with delusions of something between grandeur and Godhood. Texas HOA wars are quickly beginning to rival those taking place in Southern Florida. A conservative talk show host from Central Florida E-mailed, wanting more information about what could be happening that is so bad, we’re begging Tallahassee to rally to our defense in the March legislative session. Go to the link below to watch a video of a Homeowners’ Association Board Fist Fight in Houston: (1) Caution: Liberal Use of FU__ can be heard!!...
  • The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

    03/19/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tanya Cohen
    One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred. Numerous European public figures have been charged with hate crimes for implying that large-scale immigration is connected to higher crime. In fact, a politician in Sweden was prosecuted for hate crimes for posting statistics about immigrant crime...
  • CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
  • The climate Comintern speaks - "intentionally transform the economic development model"

    02/10/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices...
  • An embrace that swayed the Mormon Church on gay rights [LGBT's been meeting with Lds reps 5 years]

    02/04/2015 11:24:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga
    <p>Matthew Aune and Derek Jones were...strolling through Main Street Plaza just east of the Salt Lake Temple, the holiest site in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.</p> <p>Aune bussed his partner on the cheek. Church security guards appeared. The twentysomething men said they were cuffed and forced to the ground. The church's official statement said the couple had been "engaged in passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language" on private church property, an account the two men vigorously contested.</p>
  • Parenting in an American Gulag

    01/19/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/19/2015 | Steve Berman
    Hey moms and dads, if you’re like me, before you had kids, you imagined yourself teaching them, raising them, and being responsible for them.  After generations of our parents and grandparents shedding their responsibility to the government in exchange for a selfish, me-centered life, we no longer have primary authority to raise our children as we see fit.  That authority now lies with the government. We’ve given away so much authority to the all-powerful state in the name of protecting children, that it’s a crap-shoot when kids who really need protection will get it.  And when the state gets it...
  • Need a good civil rights documentary for my young homeschooled kids (Vanity)

    01/18/2015 8:12:08 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 57 replies
    Jan. 18, 2015 | moi
    Our kids are in second grade (homeschooled with me and my husband) and while they probably know more about the Civil War than most seven-year-olds, we haven't gotten into civil rights issues from the 1950's and 60's yet. However, our kids are old enough now to pick up on things from the radio and newspaper, so I think it's time to start to cover that. I'm looking for a relatively short documentary (or recordings of particular speeches, etc.) that presents Jim Crow, civil rights, MLK, etc. fairly factually and without a heapin' helping of white self-hate added in. (I also...
  • 3 Serious Threats to Children’s Rights More People Need to Know About

    01/02/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by millegan · 14 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Matthew Dugandzic
    That children have a right to grow up with their biological mother and father should be uncontroversial, but unfortunately it isn’t. The International Children’s Rights Institute was recently founded in order to defend this important right. Below are three practices which it thinks often involve gross and depressingly-common violations of children’s rights.
  • Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

    12/30/2014 12:06:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/14 | Bill Chappell
    The most dramatic shift in opinion took place among black Americans, according to the nonpartisan Pew. In December 2012, only 29 percent of black respondents said owning a gun helps protect people from crime, but this year, 54 percent said so. Many women also changed their view, Pew says, citing the 51 percent who said owning a gun protects people from becoming victims of crime in 2014, compared with only 40 percent who said so in 2012.
  • 3 Serious Threats to Children’s Rights More People Need to Know About

    12/22/2014 12:37:00 PM PST · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Matthew Dugandzic
    A few days ago, I reported that the Ebola air ambulance (one of them) was en route to the Canary islands. Today, we find that the plane somehow jumped over to Portugal without filing a flight plan, and is now scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Andrews. The plane’s twin, N173PA, has also visited the same airport in Portugal in recent weeks.
  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 11:31:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mia de Graff
    The victims of a burglary captured their alleged intruders after spotting them in the street - on the way back from another break-in. The Wyatt family's surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt spotted the suspects' Ford Ranger pickup truck driving down a road and swerved to block them into a corner.
  • Miami-Dade Set to Vote on Transgender Rights [Not the citizens, the "Commission"]

    12/02/2014 9:10:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 12/2/14
    The Miami-Dade County Commission is set to vote on an ordinance that would ban discrimination against transgender men and women. The commission is expected to vote Tuesday on the measure that would expand the county's law that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations to include transgendered people. It already bans discrimination based on gender, religion, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
  • School Handout: 'The Government Gives Us Rights' "[G]ive your loyalty to the U.S. government."

    11/20/2014 8:38:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/14 | Trey Sanchez
    A well-circulated school handout is teaching children that rights are given to citizens not by their Creator, but by their government. The author of the handout, Phyllis Naegeli, writes educational (used loosely) materials for elementary school-aged children. Her lesson Being a Good Citizen, found on EdHelper.com, states the following: When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. In our country, you have free speech. You are also given the right to choose a religion. Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. The writing, which dates...
  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

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

    10/24/2014 4:21:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Time to counter the powerful Green voices that are dictating policy and harassing property owners Tired of land trust agents frequently abusing the public trust and the rights of property owners, Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia and other major property rights advocates are organizing a property rights rally, conference, and an early morning hearing before the Virginia Outdoors Federation on November 6, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia at the Department of Conservation and Recreation. “It’s time to counter the powerful Green voices that are dictating policy and harassing property...
  • Nevada opposes new arguments in gay rights case

    10/23/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in the Silver State, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday. The Republican governor provided a quick answer to an appeals court call for briefs within three weeks from the state and an advocacy group that won the right to gay marriage on behalf of eight Nevada same-sex couples. Sandoval said Nevada will oppose the petition by the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage.
  • NSA Isn't Interested in Your Pumpkin-Pie Recipes, Says Senior Official

    10/22/2014 9:09:45 AM PDT · by TigerTown
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 22, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    You saw the Disney movie as a kid. You may have read the book. But did you know some of it was based on real history? While the story of King Arthur, Merlin, and all the rest may not be true, there really is a centuries-old sword stuck in a stone. In the small Italian town of Chiusdino, there’s a small chapel near Saint Galgano Abbey known as Montesiepi chapel. And inside you’ll find a big slab of stone in the floor with the handle of a sword sticking out of it.
  • Gov. Brown signs Martin’s Beach law

    10/07/2014 5:51:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | Samantha Weigel
    The public’s love affair with Martin’s Beach and efforts to reopen the contested property earned another supporter Tuesday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring the wealthy owner to negotiate open access or potentially face a piece of his land being seized by the state. Just hours before the deadline Tuesday, Brown signed state Sen. Jerry Hill’s Senate Bill 968 to force Vinod Khosla and the State Lands Commission to iron out a compromise that will reinstate access to the crescent shaped strip of coast south of Half Moon Bay. If negotiations fail by Jan. 1, 2016, the SLC...
  • STOP ISSUANCE OF VISAS TO WEST AFRICANS

    10/07/2014 4:19:56 AM PDT · by ICCtheWay · 48 replies
    Self Opinion | 10/7/2014 | Self
    BLOCK VISAS BEING GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICAN NATIONS. WE DON'T WANT TO EVEN BE EXPOSED TO THE EBOLA VIRUS... It occurs to be from reading various articles and posts on Freerepublic.com that some people including political 'leaders' think it is okay to have Government policies that have caused American citizens to be exposed to Ebola by a foreign national who was allow to enter the U.S. coming from a known Ebola Hot Spot - because they claim that an Ebola outbreak would not occur and/or if it did it could easily be contained. I find this attitude totally...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • Caught On Tape: What Happens When You Try To Exercise Your Constitutional Rights In Illinois

    09/23/2014 1:10:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/23/14 | Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    What follows is the most powerful recorded police checkpoint scene I have witnessed since posting: Extremely Powerful Video – Happy 4th of July from a Police State Checkpoint, last summer. While the former incident happened in Tennessee, the following occurred in Illinois. The American pleb who was accosted by Illinois State Police was DeKalb resident Ryan Scott. While it starts off slow, make sure you watch it all the way to the end. While one of the the police officers is reasonable, the other one can’t stop yelling and seems to derive a particular pleasure from repeatedly informing the citizen...
  • Mountain lion attacks boy, 6, on trail near Cupertino (CA)

    09/08/2014 11:59:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    SF Gate (SF Chronicle) ^ | September 8, 2014 | Stephanie M. Lee
    Authorities were searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail near Cupertino on Sunday afternoon. Hiking trails were closed after the agency received reports around 1 p.m. that the child was attacked about 2 miles from the Picchetti Winery at 13100 Montebello Road, said Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. The boy, who was not identified, did not have life-threatening injuries. The boy was attacked "in an aggressive manner," then dragged through brush before family members came to his aid and fought off the mountain lion, said a...
  • THE ARSENAL OF DESTRUCTION: HOW ANTIGUN GROUPS SEEK TO DISMANTLE AND DESTROY THE SECOND AMENDMENT

    09/04/2014 6:09:59 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    arbalestquarrel.com ^ | Sept 04/2014 | Towne Criour
    Suppose someone wishes to destroy the Second Amendment. How does someone do that? Antigun groups and their allies in Congress, in local and State Governments around the Country and Globalist antigun cabals around the world have devised myriad ways to do this. Yet, when giving thought to the means the antigun establishment employs to undermine the Second Amendment, you may fail to realize how vast in scope this is. We have, in the past, provided our readers with an inkling of the methods the antigun establishment employs to undermine the Second Amendment. But we wish now to deal with this...
  • Obama invents rights for illegals: Another "positive right" found nowhere in the Constitution

    09/03/2014 6:56:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2014 | Rick Moran
    <p>The left is very good at inventing rights that appear nowhere in the Constituion. These "positive rights" authorize the government to bestow goodies on the public, unlike "negative rights" which tell the government what it cannot do. Ergo, liberals invented the "right" to health insurance, the "right" to marry whoever you want to, and more. Poisitive rights are insidious in that they undermine the balance between liberty and responsibility. Moreover, positive rights chain the individual to the collective,. rather than free the individual from state control as negative rights do.</p>
  • Catholics and the "Men's Rights Movement"

    08/25/2014 6:15:44 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 19 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 25 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In this show, I discuss the central concerns of the "Men's Rights Movement", how the social doctrine of the Church matches up with it, and what simply must be done in this area in order to prevent societal collapse. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I start off with a note to women and I complain about the modern media's terrible influence in these matters. I make note of what I call "practical polygamy" (80-90% of women chasing after 10-20% of men). Perhaps most controversially, I tackle the issue of the advanced education of women and their "right"...
  • The American Exceptionalism Dictionary

    08/23/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”-The Princess BrideWe are now reaping a bitter generational harvest in America, sown into the ground because we have permitted: Marxists almost unchecked dominance of the influential platforms of pop culture and the classroom. Too many of our churches to retreat into some “comfortably numb” seeker-friendly Xanadu, where they building suburban palaces instead of culture. The Republican Party to be taken over by a feckless political class either unwilling or incapable of defending and advancing our principles. One of the most rotten fruits of this...