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  • Encouragement In A Time Of Grave Fear

    01/30/2013 8:40:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 30,2013 | Charlie Daniels
    If you read this column very often you know the frustration and disgust I feel for our government, their profligate spending, their all consuming passion for self-preservation, and the inevitable fall at the end of the ruinous path they seem so determined to force this nation down. You know I'm deeply concerned about the rapid erosion of personal liberty and our president's cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and consolidation of power into a monolithic central, federal government, a bureaucratic nightmare that makes and enforces the rules, controlling even the administration of health care and the curriculum our children will study...
  • Kansas to infuriate the “What’s the matter with Kansas?” crowd by ending its income tax

    01/30/2013 8:21:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 30TH, 2013 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    In 2004 liberal writer and native Kansan Thomas Frank published, “What’s the matter with Kansas?” his smugly title indictment of the intelligence of Kansans because the state had become such a reliable conservative Republican state. Yes Kansas has inflicted the phony Kathleen Sebelius and that is no minor infraction, but generally Kansas has refused to bow at the altar of liberalism and that has driven defectively wired liberals like Frank up the wall. Now Kansas has another nasty surprise for liberals. The Sun Flower State’s Governor Republican Sam Brownback and its legislatures which are both lopsidedly controlled by Republicans want...
  • New Jersey spends $324,000 to promote Citizen Disarmament

    01/30/2013 7:23:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Mercer County, New Jersey has spent about $324,000 to pay people to turn in firearms on the 24th and 25th of January. The turn in was a "no questions asked" event that brought in over 2,600 guns, mostly hunting rifles and shotguns, with a few rarities and guns illegal in New Jersey. Sales of guns are highly regulated in New Jersey which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Private sales of handguns are forbidden, with a separate permit required for each handgun purchased. Purchasers of rifles and shotguns must have a New Jersey FID card...
  • Landowners gain billions in royalties from shale gas drilling

    01/29/2013 8:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PITTSBURGH - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy. In Pennsylvania alone, royalty payments could top $1.2 billion for 2012, according to an analysis by The Associated Press that looked at state tax information, production records and estimates from the National Association of Royalty Owners. For some landowners, the unexpected royalties have made a big difference...
  • 2/23/2013 is going to be a Day of Resistance!

    01/29/2013 3:02:17 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 5 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | January 29, 2013 | John Hawkins
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  • Gun rights activists to use .223 bullet motif for 'Day of Resistance'

    01/29/2013 2:56:05 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    The UK Guardian ^ | January 29, 2013 | Adam Gabbatt
    Gun rights activists are planning a nationwide "day of resistance" on 23 February...
  • The Dirty Bastard Keynes

    01/29/2013 2:49:31 PM PST · by ABrit · 16 replies
    A word in your ear ^ | Jan 29,2013 | Word
    The Dirty Bastard Keynes Keynes was a Communist. He designed a system that was intended to pauperise the Capitalist bourgoisie. By design, his monetary policy is counter cyclical. Therefor as soon as there is surplus income leading to demand for goods and inflating their prices, the Keynesian reflex is to reduce the supply of money. This means that because of the mostly suppressed demand the occasional bout of prosperity leads to ruthless increases in interest rates and taxes, and to an inability of the middle class to save, either for the present or the future. The state or large capitalist...
  • Why Employment in the U.S. Isn't Coming Back

    01/29/2013 1:01:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 01/29/2013 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If we understand the simple dynamics of value creation, total compensation costs and the cost-basis of doing business (general overhead), then we understand why employment isn't coming back in the U.S. It is impossible to understand job creation without understanding value creation and labor/overhead costs. People hire other people when their labor creates more value than it costs to hire them. When labor costs are high, the value created must also be high; it makes no sense to hire someone if doing so generates a loss. When labor is cheap, the bar of value creation is lowered, and so the...
  • Time for a Fun New Game:

    01/29/2013 9:16:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Speedunque
  • Is The NFL Doomed?

    01/29/2013 8:59:48 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 32 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | January 23, 2013 | Warren Meyer
    I think Megan McArdle is being naive about the tort system in this country when she writes So Junior Seau's family is suing the NFL over head injuries, which lead to chronic brain damage, and possibly his suicide. ... But this lawsuit strikes me as pretty out there.  Junior Seau can't possibly have been unaware that football caused head injuries.  Nor even that multiple concussions are probably bad for you.  Note how many people are still playing, even though we now know this all too well. Really?  I know of cases where people have successfully sued for drownings that occurred within feet of a no swimming...
  • Liberals think Mickelson doesn’t really deserve his money because he won “life’s golf lottery”

    01/29/2013 8:04:36 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In Liberal theology telling the truth is a sin; acknowledging that success comes from hard work and not “winning life’s lottery” is a bigger sin. But being wealthy White and committing these sins makes them still bigger and clearly unforgivable. When professional golfer Phil Mickelson complained about his taxes being too high he committed the Liberal sin of telling the truth. Their selectively applied “speaking truth to power” slogan aside, Liberals become furious at people who tell the emperor he is naked. When Mickelson said he was tired of paying an aggregate tax of 63% after all of the bites...
  • New London Connecticut Gun Turn In and Buy opportunity for March 2013

    01/29/2013 6:17:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    New London Connecticut will be giving Visa gift cards for firearms in March. $100 cards will be given for handguns, $75 for rifles and shotguns, and $150 for "assault-style" firearms. The program will be conducted on the weekends of March 2nd and 3rd and 9th and 10th. The guns are to be turned in at the New London Truman Street police station. No hours have been given. These programs are widely advertised with the propaganda term "buy back". The term is a lie, because the guns were never owned by the people who are now buying the guns in order...
  • Salman and Khomeini's Excellent Adventure

    01/29/2013 5:28:08 AM PST · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When professional writers get together what they talk about are not the great ideas that some of their readers imagine, but mostly the mundane business of their work; the good and bad reviews, the writers, agents and editors they hate and those they like, and the relationships in their incestuous industry. Joseph Acton, Salman Rushdie's memoir of his years in hiding, is such a collection of industry talk, full of the good and bad reviews he received, the famous people he attended parties with and his opinion of every writer, lover and editor he came in contact with. There are...
  • Obama's hypocrisy: Assault weapons OK for govt employee 'personal defense' but not for civilians

    01/28/2013 11:20:53 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    While the Obama administration calls for a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 "personal defense weapons" -- also known as "assault weapons" when owned by civilians. ... Critics, such as Republican New York state Sen. Greg Ball, are already blasting the DHS request, arguing that the government deems these firearms as suitable for self-defense but want to ban civilians from owning them. "Now the Department of Homeland Security even agrees that these modern sporting firearms, made illegal by Governor Cuomo, are suitable for self-defense," Mr Ball said. -...
  • VANITY POST: Facebook Traffic Surges With Martial Law Refs

    01/28/2013 9:20:19 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 49 replies
    facebook | 1/28/2013 | n/a
    A relative called and told me that the number of references on Facebook concerning Martial Law just went up substantially. The references are to Martial Law training for local LEs by Homeland Security, and the people making the comments are LEOs themselves. They're expressing concern. I saw the article here on FR earlier today concerning a training activity last night over downtown Miami. This is not normal and seems to be part of the Feds efforts to solicit, I believe, a negative response from a specific sector of the general public. There is a lot of political activity going on...
  • Can They Be Stopped?

    01/28/2013 4:00:48 PM PST · by scottfactor · 59 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/28/2013 | Gina Miller
    A truly scary and terribly frustrating aspect of the in-your-face communist takeover of Americais the fact that perhaps half (or more) of the American population can’t see it. There are plenty of wide-awake American patriots who are watching in stunned amazement at the blatantly criminal actions of Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his lawless administration. But, there are so many other Americans who are oblivious to it. When regarding the dullness of the masses of disengaged or otherwise ignorant and deceived Americans, I am often reminded of the opening verses of one of the songs on Pink...
  • Why Not to Go to Law School

    01/28/2013 2:51:47 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 28, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Is a college degree really worth the expense? A recent study, authored by Richard Vedder, Jonathan Robe, and Christopher Denhart, “used employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate that the number of college graduates is growing at a rate disproportionate to the number of jobs requiring a college degree,” reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. “They question whether America spends too much on higher education, and ask whether society can afford to subsidize higher education for graduates who end up in jobs they could have landed without going to college.” “The study, from the Center for...
  • Police Chief: Within A Generation, Guns Will Be Taken Off The Streets

    01/28/2013 1:18:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 28,2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    San Diego Police Chief, William Lansdowne said in an interview that the implementation of new gun laws will take guns off the streets of America within a generation.
  • In Anti-Gun DC, Media Matters For America Gave Bodyguard Illegal Weapons

    01/28/2013 6:26:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | January 28,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.
  • Buy Guns Cheap in College Park, Ga, 9 Feb, 2013

    01/28/2013 4:50:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Another gun turn in will be conducted at College Park, Georgia on February 9th, from 11 am to 5 pm. The turn in will be conducted at 3631 Main Street. $20,000 of public funds has been allocated for this political theater designed to delegitimize armed citizens, defraud ignorant gun owners, and increase the demand for new firearms by decreasing the supply of used ones. As is happening across the country, private citizens are likely to be on hand to pick up a bargain gun, while offering more than the city will for good quality guns. Others will be scouring...
  • Building Our Own Media

    01/28/2013 4:43:46 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There have been suggestions floating around that some of the bigger donors should buy a newspaper, a television network or a women's magazine to counter the media's grip. There was a time when a powerful media outlet could be bought or created by conservative owners and function and wield influence over national policy. Time Magazine in the Luce era is one example. But that was when the media was a patchwork of publications and radio stations where powerful owners often set the tone. Today the media is more of an integrated beast that is mostly localized on the internet. It's...
  • Ray Kurzweil Says We’re Going to Live Forever

    01/27/2013 10:33:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2013 | Andrew Goldman
    As a futurist, you are famous for making predictions of when technological innovations will actually occur. Are you willing to predict the year you will die? My plan is to stick around. We’ll get to a point about 15 years from now where we’re adding more than a year every year to your life expectancy. To clarify, you’re predicting your immortality. The problem is I can’t get on the phone with you in the future and say, “Well, I’ve done it, I have lived forever,” because it’s never forever. You have described microscopic nanobots of the future that will be...
  • Gun Problem?

    01/27/2013 8:48:35 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
      NLM   -h/t Ed Z
  • Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

    01/27/2013 6:13:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | January 21, 2013 | David Schepp
    North Carolina public-school employee Michelle Fish can't take a gun to school. But that didn't stop the 42-year-old elementary school librarian from recently participating in a daylong seminar on how to handle and carry a gun. Fish was one of a dozen or so educators in the Tar Heel State who attended the free firearms training course at Triangle Krav Maga combat center in Cary, just west of the capital, Raleigh. "I'm still debating whether I want to even have a gun of my own," Fish tells AOL Jobs. "But I wanted to be well informed if I decide to...
  • Why I own guns

    01/27/2013 2:49:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Week ^ | January 26, 2013 | Sam Harris
    FANTASISTS AND ZEALOTS can be found on both sides of the debate over guns in America. Many gun-rights advocates reject even the most sensible restrictions on the sale of weapons to the public. And proponents of stricter gun laws are often unable to understand why a good person would ever want ready access to a loaded firearm. Between these two extremes, we must find grounds for a rational discussion about the problem of gun violence. Unlike most Americans, I stand on both sides of this debate. I understand the apprehension that many people feel toward "gun culture," and I share...
  • The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

    01/27/2013 12:05:23 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ryan Smit
    The Wall Street Journal OPINION January 23, 2013, 7:01 p.m. ET Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat A Pentagon push to mix the sexes ignores how awful cheek-by-jowl life is on the battlefield. By RYAN SMITH America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics...
  • Goldman Sachs Made 400 Million Betting On Food Prices In 2012 While Hundreds Of Millions Starved

    01/27/2013 6:18:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/25/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Why does it seem like wherever there is human suffering, some giant bank is making money off of it? According to a new report from the World Development Movement, Goldman Sachs made about 400 million dollars betting on food prices last year. Overall, 2012 was quite a banner year for Goldman Sachs. As I reported in a previous article, revenues for Goldman increased by about 30 percent in 2012 and the price of Goldman stock has risen by more than 40 percent over the past 12 months. It is estimated that the average banker at Goldman brought in a...
  • Does China Plan To Establish “China Cities” And “Special Economic Zones” All Over America?

    01/27/2013 6:15:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/25/2013 | Michael Snyder
    What in the world is China up to? Over the past several years, the Chinese government and large Chinese corporations (which are often at least partially owned by the government) have been systematically buying up businesses, homes, farmland, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources all over America. In some cases, China appears to be attempting to purchase entire communities in one fell swoop. So why is this happening? Is this some form of "economic colonization" that is taking place? Some have speculated that China may be intending to establish "special economic zones" inside the United States modeled after the...
  • Mexican Citizens Arm Against Drug Cartels

    01/27/2013 6:15:29 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/27/13 | Friends of Ours
    As President Barack Obama leads the charge against American gun ownership Mexican citizens increasingly are embracing firepower for self-defense. The inability of the Mexican government to protect its good citizens from the drug cartels and their associated violence has resulted in rural areas "to take up arms and police their own communities" as reported by Karla Zabludovsky for The New York Times: "the spread of drug and organized crime gangs into remote regions in recent years has worsened the sense of lawlessness there." The inability of police to protect the people against the drug cartels extends over the border into...
  • 37 Statistics Which Show How Four Years Of Obama Have Wrecked The U.S. Economy

    01/27/2013 6:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/25/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The mainstream media covered the inauguration of Barack Obama with breathless anticipation on Monday, but should we really be celebrating another four years of Obama? The truth is that the first four years of Obama were an absolute train wreck for the U.S. economy. Over the past four years, the percentage of working age Americans with a job has fallen, median household income has declined by more than $4000, poverty in the U.S. has absolutely exploded and our national debt has ballooned to ridiculous proportions. Of course all of the blame for the nightmarish performance of the economy should...
  • You're In the New Army Now

    01/27/2013 5:03:43 AM PST · by expat1000 · 31 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 26 Jan 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sending women into combat, like the end of the ban on official homosexuality, has been met with worried remarks about its impact on the "warrior culture". But the new military that the left has been building for some time now is not interested in warriors; it wants peacekeepers. The old army fought for a nation. The new one fights for vague concepts such as human rights or international law. Its goals are as intangible as those of the ideology it serves. It doesn't fight actual enemies, but concepts and social problems. It fights against climate change, poverty and obesity. It...
  • Guidance to a Misinformed Reader

    01/26/2013 8:32:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A reader, John, took the trouble to post the following comments, so I will take the trouble to post a reply. Johns comments are numbered and lettered. My reply will be below Johns comments and not numbered or lettered. John said... 1. Gun control does not mean gun bans. No one is coming to take your gun so please keep your paranoid fantasies out of this. One counterexample disproves this argument. I have several. Canada, May, 2010. The RCMP confiscated firearms that were formerly legal.California gun ban 1997.Australia, 1996. Owners of Semi-automatic rifles and shotguns are required to turn them...
  • Combat Cutlery - Flintlock Dining Utensils Dated From 1715 (PHOTOS)

    01/26/2013 7:26:55 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    A celebration of lethal flatware. A new set of deadly eating-irons added for your pleasure and delectation. The knife, fork and spoon shown in the picture all have built-in flintlock pistols. Note that the barrels point backwards, towards the user, so they're not designed for plugging your host if he makes impertinent remarks about your table manners. It is difficult to imagine a social gathering where it is appropriate to shoot off your own elbows. The fork follows the pattern of the time; it looks pretty lethal on its own account. These weapons carry the maker's mark F X RICHTER...
  • Liberal Fascists: Two DC Protests, Two pictures

    01/26/2013 2:57:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The coverage of two recent events in the District of Columbia shows how the old media in this country has dropped all pretence of impartiality. The first image is from yesterday, 25 January, in Washington, D.C. Please consider how much media coverage you have heard about it. It was a pro-life protest. The second image is from the next day, today, the 26th of January. It was from a protest against the the people's right to keep and bear arms: Consider how much media coverage that you have heard of this event. The camera shots are completely different. The first...
  • Joe McCarthy was right all along

    01/26/2013 2:52:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Dispatch International ^ | 01/24/2013 | Diana West
    Most Europeans are unlikely to be familiar with the facts behind the American term “McCarthyism.” They probably know it describes something very bad in American politics—the “Communist witch hunts” of more than half a century ago. They may also know that simply uttering the term, like casting a spell, stops all debate cold by associating someone with the eponymous Joseph McCarthy. As the story goes, he was himself very bad. After all, he conducted those long ago “Communist witch hunts,” ruining his name in perpetuity. This probably exhausts general knowledge. But here’s a secret: Most Americans know little more than...
  • This Is Why People Hate Gov't & Pols

    01/26/2013 2:51:16 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 25, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    Their hypocrisy and hubris know no bounds. They design a horrible healthcare system without even reading it, but exempt themselves from it. Now, they want to take away your 2nd amendment rights, but not their own.Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt. “Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington...
  • How Liberals Divide America with Hatred, and How Republicans Can Put it Back Together

    01/26/2013 6:44:39 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 27 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | January 26th 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    This post requires that an individual understand the concept of political ideology as an r or K-selected Reproductive Strategy, presented here, under the link r/K Selection Theory. Republicans are holding meetings now on how to move forward. A fundamental question is, how do we appeal to the Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, and whatever sub-group supposedly doesn’t like us of late. We will assume, for the sake of argument that the Republican Party, and the United States government is worth saving, which I will concede is arguable at this point. We will also assume that Republicans actually want to win, which, as...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup: Going for Broke

    01/26/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
     GOING FOR BROKE According to Hillary Clinton’s long-delayed Benghazigate testimony, the State Department just did not have enough money to provide security for a mission in one of the most dangerous places in the world. It did however have 16 million dollars to spend on 2,500 kindle book readers at the drastically inflated price of $6,600 per device. It had $79,000 to spend on Obama’s books and $20,000 on a portrait of Obama. The US Embassy had $150,000 to spend on a book about the ambassador’s residence. THE WAR IS OVER, WE LOST Mullah Baradar’s capture by the CIA...
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin says West is fomenting jihadi 'blowback'

    01/26/2013 3:44:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 25, 2013 | Fred Weir
    Moscow Both Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister have lashed out at the West in recent days for pursuing what they regard as naive and incoherent Middle East policies. The critique targets Western backing of anti-dictator rebellions in Libya and Syria, which, as Mr. Putin tells it, only fuels the spreading flames of extreme Islamist insurrection, including the current war in Mali and last week's terrorist strike on a gas complex in Algeria. "The Syrian conflict has been raging for almost two years now. Upheaval in Libya, accompanied by the uncontrolled spread of weapons, contributed to the deterioration of the...
  • 30 Shotguns and Pistols, Ammunition; found hidden in wall for fear of gun bans in UK

    01/25/2013 6:03:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>A secret arsenal of guns and ammunition hidden in the wake of the Dunblane massacre have been found stashed behind a false wall by a builder renovating a house.</p> <p>Builder Simon Berni, 41, was shocked to discover a secret haul of more than 30 shotguns and pistols as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he began working on a south Wales property.</p>
  • Columbus Meets Indigenous People

    01/25/2013 10:07:34 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2013 | Deborah Lambert
    Poor old Chris Columbus. Generations of schoolchildren were taught to praise his exploits, which – after all – included the discovery of America, according to The College Fix. But lately things have taken an ugly turn—and his reputation has suffered irreparable damage, thanks to a claque of revisionist historians who have slowly but surely knocked him off his pedestal. The latest blow to Columbus’s heroic status came from Arizona State University, Tempe, which decided to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People Day. The switch was apparently long overdue, since enlightened souls in the city of Berkeley had launched the first...
  • Groups demand Secretary of State grant young immigrants driver’s licenses

    01/25/2013 8:37:31 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Arab American News ^ | 01.24.2013 | Arab American News
    MICHIGAN — Immigrant advocate groups and people across the state are calling on Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson to comply with a federal mandate and grant young eligible immigrants the right to drive. In a telephone news conference on Wednesday, Reverend Jack Eggleston joined two young immigrants to demand that Johnson follow the mandate. Michigan immigrants eligible for work permits under immigration reforms still have no legal way to search for work or to get to work because of Johnson’s refusal to grant them driver’s licenses. President Obama’s executive action this summer grants certain younger undocumented immigrants work permits and...
  • Rural Mexican militiamen showing liberals guns in honest hands have nothing to do with shooting deer

    01/25/2013 7:28:28 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 25TH, 2013 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Large pockets of Mexico are little more than a third world enclave. The streets run freely with the blood of honest and dishonest people alike. Many of the criminals in Mexico are armed with very dangerous guns given to them by Eric Holder through his Fast and Furious scheme to discredit all guns in America. Until now no one seemed able or inclined to stop this carnage, but that is changing in one besieged area of Mexico. The people of some of the towns surrounding Acapulco have witnessed the deaths of over 70,000 men women and children since 2006, some...
  • A House Divided (Why Middle-Class Blacks Have Less Wealth)

    01/25/2013 6:13:17 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | Jan/Feb 2013 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    (snip) In the United States, where real estate is the single largest source of asset accumulation for the middle class, the story of the Sugrues and the Smiths goes a long way to explaining the expanding disparities between white and black wealth. The two families—like many Americans—invested in real estate both for its use value and as a gamble on the future. But one family did far, far better than the other. Every once in a while, a scholarly book fundamentally shifts how we understand a problem. One of those books was published in 1995, .... Sociologists Melvin Oliver and...
  • Biden: It’s Gun Safety, Not Gun Control

    01/25/2013 6:09:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    http://blogs.wsj.com/ ^ | January 25,2013 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he views the administration’s efforts to reduce firearms violence as gun safety – not gun control. The vice president fielded questions online in a Google+ Hangout, saying the proposals that he and President Barack Obama have laid out won’t end gun crime, but they still could make a difference.
  • CA Hispanics to Outnumber Whites by End of Year

    01/24/2013 11:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 22, 2013 | Tony Lee
    According to figures revealed in California Gov. Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget proposal, the number of Hispanics will be equal to the number of whites by July of this year--39% of Californians will be Hispanic and 39% will be white then. By the end of the year, the number of Hispanics will outnumber whites. In addition, the report found that 80% of Hispanics in California are younger than 50, compared to only 73 percent of whites. The report notes that "as many in the non-Hispanic white population retire, they will be replaced by a more diverse workforce.” Hispanics made up 12...
  • Really, Leon Panetta? You want Sandra Fluke in combat?

    01/24/2013 10:42:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Da Tech Guy's Blog ^ | January 23, 2013 | Roxeanne De Luca
    Yes, women in combat. Women, who can’t figure out how to go to the Target pharmacy and $9/month birth control, will be gunning down terrorists. Women, who think that telling them to buy their own birth control, cupcake, is a “war on women,” will be seeing actual combat. Women who complain about a “rape culture” want girls out into the front lines as rape-bait if captured by the enemy (and those front lines will be six thousand miles away from the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic). The same people who think that it’s a right wing nutjob idea for women teachers...
  • Demilitarizing the Military

    01/24/2013 10:30:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 24, 2013 | David French
    The decision to open up ground combat, front-line roles to women should not be viewed in isolation from a number of significant military policy changes during President Obama’s administration. Some changes have made headlines — the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” women in combat roles, and planned troop reductions– while others, like the ever-increasing influence of international human-rights law in combat operations, have not. There is a common theme, however, and it is decidedly not one of increased combat effectiveness. Following the collapse in morale after the Vietnam War, our nation has labored long and hard to create a...
  • Sharia Police already a Reality in London

    01/24/2013 9:42:37 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 January 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Five people so far have been arrested by the police in connection with the offences committed by the self-proclaiming "Muslim vigilantes" last weekend, including causing grievous bodily harm and public order offences. The video that can be seen clicking on the link just below the post title shows ordinary people on the streets of East London being confronted by Muslim vigilantes telling them that it is a "Muslim area" and "this is a Muslim patrol". They say: "No alcohol is allowed", "The Muslims patroling this area forbid evil, and alcohol is evil", forcing people to relinquish cans and bottles. Other...
  • Refusal to Allow Smart Meter cause for Arrest

    01/24/2013 7:57:31 PM PST · by Pleistarchos · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/13 | Pleistarchos
    This is one brave woman, People like this put many of us to shame for our failure to act. Appropriately her last name means 'steel' in German. "Jennifer Stahl has been a strong advocate against the smart meter program in Naperville, Ill., for the last two years. The issue came to a head Wednesday afternoon when she was arrested while refusing to let the utility workers install the controversial device.... Stahl was at a friend’s house when she received the call from her husband that the utility workers had arrived. She was home within 15 minutes and saw they were...