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  • Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

    03/10/2017 9:47:38 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    npr.org ^ | 3/7/2017 | cheryl corley
    In Illinois, the Cure Violence organization is called CeaseFire. Slutkin says violence is a public health problem and should be treated like any other contagious disease. "The root cause of cholera is cholera," he says. "The root cause of violence is violence."
  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called “Guns on Campus,” a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called “Tower,” about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. “How does someone produce a documentary on Texas’ campus...
  • EXCLUSIVE: HUD Spent Almost $1M To Cover Up Accusation Against Top Exec

    01/12/2017 7:07:30 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Taxpayers wrote a $900,000 settlement check to a federal employee to compensate her for once being likened to a “Little Rascals” character by her boss, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF) has learned. The secret settlement appears to be one of the largest-ever discrimination settlement payouts to an individual federal employee. The payment came after an Equal Opportunity Employment office ruled that the remark was racist and accepted without challenge the claim that it caused nearly a million dollars worth of emotional harm. The offending boss was Mary K. Kinney, then-executive vice president of Ginnie Mae, which is...
  • Georgetown Installs Work of Art Honoring Hillary Clinton as ‘Beacon of Dignity and Guiding Light’

    12/06/2016 5:48:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Blake Seitz
    The District of Columbia’s most prestigious neighborhood used tax money to commission a work of art honoring Hillary Clinton. The artwork, titled “Red, White, and Hillary Blue Diamonds,” consists of five aluminum frames illuminated by LED lights. The diamond-shaped structures are installed in three locations, where they serve “as gateways into Georgetown.” The installations are “dedicated to former Senator Hillary Clinton, who is the beacon of dignity and guiding light, as a thank you for her strength as we move forward,” according to a placard next to the art.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Solar Energy Promise Will Help the Chinese

    11/03/2016 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/16 | Jack Dini
    $205 billion of American tax dollars will be used to subsidize extraordinarily expensive solar power panels that are mostly made in China Hillary Clinton announced goals for increasing US reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office. She also pledged that the US would generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home in the country within 10 years of taking office. (1) Stephen Moore calls this ‘one of her wackiest ideas.’ It would be one of the largest corporate welfare giveaways in American history. The Institute...
  • Clinton E-mails: U.S. Policy for Sale

    09/01/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 August 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    When former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finally capitulated and turned over her now infamous e-mail server to investigators last year, she had all of its data deleted first. She claimed — time and again — that she had already turned over all work-related e-mails on a USB drive and that she and her staff had only deleted those e-mails that were entirely personal. Given her long chain of lies and half-truths on this and other topics, it will come as no surprise that she lied. Again. Clinton initially refused to turn over the server,...
  • It Gets Worse: Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money

    09/01/2016 8:19:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    It Gets Worse: Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money by Charlie Spiering 1 Sep 2016 Former president Bill Clinton used taxpayer funds from cash provided to him as an ex-president to pay for employees to set up the family’s private email server, according to a new report from Politico. Clinton drew money from the General Services account to pay part of his aide Justin Cooper’s salary — the same person who helped set up a private email server in Clinton’s home. It goes deeper. Clinton used taxpayer funds to boost the salaries of ten different...
  • Bill Clinton used tax dollars to subsidize foundation, private email server

    09/01/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found. Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
  • Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money

    09/01/2016 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    Former president Bill Clinton used taxpayer funds from cash provided to him as an ex-president to pay for employees to set up the family’s private email server, according to a new report from Politico. Clinton drew money from the General Services account to pay part of his aide Justin Cooper’s salary — the same person who helped set up a private email server in Clinton’s home. It goes deeper. Clinton used taxpayer funds to boost the salaries of ten different Clinton loyalists, despite his growing wealth from delivering paid speeches. The funds were also used to purchase equipment for the...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million

    07/13/2016 10:38:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | July 13, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing the Obama family’s August 2015 vacation on Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $465,420.49 in Secret Service expenses alone. This included $457,310.33 in hotels, $271.56 in car rentals, and $7,838.60 in air/rail travel. The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on November 24, 2015. Judicial Watch sued The Department of Homeland Security, of which the Secret Service is a part, because it had failed to respond to 19 FOIA requests from Judicial Watch since July 21,...
  • “World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

    06/21/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | David Middleton
    While the production will almost certainly improve this summer, “SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada [isn’t even] quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun [is] shining”… The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month. 75,000 homes * 900 KWh/month = 67,500,000 kWh/month = 67,500 MWh/month In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh… About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes. This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.
  • Your Money Is Going to Planned Parenthood Whether You Like It or Not

    06/05/2016 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Casey Mattox
    Whether you’re a painter, pastor, lawyer, or laborer (pro-life or pro-abortion), you work for Planned Parenthood. A portion of every paycheck goes to the world’s leading abortion business through the federal and state taxes allocated by your elected representatives and the unelected bureaucrats they empower. For the fiscal year ending in June 2015 (just before the Center for Medical Progress videos were released), over $550 million of your hard-earned tax dollars went to Planned Parenthood. But the states are taking the lead to end this forced partnership with “Big Abortion” and redirecting those funds to providers that better serve women...
  • gitprop: PBS’ ‘Black Panthers’ Film Lies to Incite Race Hatred

    04/07/2016 7:23:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Because the film contains so many blatant falsehoods and deceptive filmmaking techniques, Breitbart News is taking the unusual step of thoroughly debunking the movie and letting our readers know exactly what’s being lied about, and the impact it’s having.
  • ‘Four Times Greater Than Solyndra’: DOE Drops 1,200 Pages Of Heavily Redacted Docs (T)

    12/26/2015 9:12:14 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/25/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy recently turned over more than 1,200 pages of heavily redacted documents in response to a records request about a subsidized biofuels company from The Daily Caller News Foundation. In October, TheDCNF filed a FOIA request with the Energy Department, asking for email records from government officials regarding federal loan guarantees given to Abengoa, a Spanish-based green energy company. The request came on the heels of reports Abengoa was running into big financial problems, despite being given generous taxpayer-backed loans. The DOE gave TheDCNF the records it requested Dec. 18, and after spending time reviewing the documents,...
  • Rep. Mike Kelly: America Is ‘Daddy Warbucks’ At Climate Change Summit

    12/13/2015 6:47:57 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/2015 | Michelle Fields
    Rep. Mike Kelly says America is acting like "Daddy Warbucks" at the Paris Climate Summit, by giving away tons of hard earned taxpayer dollars to other countries to supposedly fight climate change. Kelly told Breitbart News's Matthew Boyle that the countries in attendance at the summit have one thing on their mind: "grab what you can get from the Americans." Kelly said that America is acting as Daddy Warbucks, the wealthy fictional character from Annie. He also argued that President Obama doesn’t have the authority to give out the money.
  • Uncle Sam Owns This Much Of America [Interactive Map]

    12/08/2015 7:45:36 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/8/2015 | Kathryn Watson
    But “a picture is worth a thousand words,” according to Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. So, his full committee created an interactive map revealing every acre the federal government owns in each congressional district, color-coded by agency.
  • Without Government Backing, Solar Power Can’t Compete

    11/19/2015 8:58:46 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Steve Birr
    The government is going to pull the plug on the solar industry’s key tax credit as evidence mounts that the often touted renewable source cannot compete with traditional energy. “Solar power’s value as a grid resource is limited because we simply can’t count on it to meet peak demand in the evenings,” Travis Fischer, economist at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “In fact, solar power could cause major problems if implemented on a wide scale due to its daytime-only production profile.” Solar power has been on the rise in the U.S. and is often...
  • You Paid $60K For a Play About a Gay President Fighting Zombies

    10/10/2015 6:53:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You might have to work a little harder to pay for it, but it's progress. Of some horrible sort. The National Endowment for the Arts gave $60,000 for the production of a play about the first openly gay president of the United States who has to fight zombies in the basement, and who has a cheating First Man. Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) highlighted the grant for “Zombie: The American” in his running series meant to expose wasteful spending. “The year is 2063 and Thom Valentine, the first openly gay President of the United States, faces a host of...
  • Scott Walker To Commit $400 Million in Taxpayer Dollars for NBA Stadium Deal

    08/12/2015 7:18:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/12/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    While ongoing reportage of the Donald Trump Traveling Tijuana Donkey Show crashes into the latest revelations from Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Server Fun Times Revue, there's more pedestrian scandal taking place in plain sight. This one involves Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who's running on his tough-as-nails budget-cutting credentials. Come tomorrow, Walker will commit no less than $400 million of taxpayer money to a stadium deal to keep the NBA Bucks in Milwaukee: The state would put $250 million toward the arena, with interest adding up over decades. The subsidy, approved last month with bipartisan support in Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature,...
  • NASA signing $490M contract with Russia

    08/06/2015 8:28:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    NASA informed lawmakers on Wednesday that because Congress has failed to fully fund its Commercial Crew Program for the last five years, it is signing a $490 million contract extension with Russia to send Americans to space. The new contract, running through 2019, means that NASA will continue to depend on Russia to get its astronauts to space even as tensions between Washington and Moscow escalate. It will put money in Russia’s pockets even as U.S. economic sanctions seek to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government over the conflict in Ukraine.