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  • Encouragement In A Time Of Grave Fear

    01/30/2013 8:40:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...