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  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance But Received Classified Information

    02/03/2016 8:45:35 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois.
  • Clinton Global Initiative Meeting Was A Flop, According To Leaked Notes

    01/30/2016 6:19:14 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Patrick Howley
    "CGI's competitive edge is in the commitment space. There was a dramatic drop in interest in commitments this year. Troubling trend," noted a guest named "Derek." A guest named Jocelyn noted that she "didn't feel there were that many super stars. Energy lower." A guest named Jamie expressed grave concerns, saying, "Politico article - is this going to be the last CGI? Can Chelsea carry it from here? Work needs to be done now to turn this around." Fortunately, as Jamie noted, "a lot of people commented on how good the food was."
  • The roots of Black Lives Matter unveiled

    01/17/2016 7:09:17 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/17/2016 | James Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. It's agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome. Nevertheless, BLM appears to be exercising considerable leverage over the Democratic Party, in part by...
  • County state’s attorney investigating Martin O’Malley furniture purchase

    01/15/2016 1:27:51 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/14/16 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is being investigated by the Anne Arundel County state’s attorney office for purchasing furniture from the state at a discount after serving two terms as governor, a spokeswoman with the state’s attorney’s office said. The investigation stems from the O’Malley family taking dozens of items with them when they moved out of the Annapolis mansion last January, pieces of furniture that O’Malley’s administration had deemed “excess property,” according to state records.
  • Report: FBI Now Investigating Hillary’s State Department For Corruption(Skerred yet hilly?)

    01/11/2016 10:30:30 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is investigating whether Hillary Clinton's State Department improperly directed contracts to Clinton Foundation donors, in possible violation of public corruption laws, Fox News is reporting. Three sources confirmed the previously-unknown investigation angle to Fox reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one law enforcement source told Fox. Examples abound of Clinton's State Department opening doors for Clinton Foundation donors, as well as to the then-secretary of state's friends and political allies.
  • The Busybody Left: Using Taxes For Regressive Social Engineering

    01/04/2016 10:19:02 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 1/4/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks in white neighborhoods. Not enough Hispanics here, not enough Asians there. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to dictate such things. But places that do not mix and match people the way...
  • Will Hillary Return The Property She Got At The White House?

    12/20/2015 5:22:37 PM PST · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Dec 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton bristled during Saturday's Democratic debate when she was asked about her role as First Lady, which put her in charge of the Clinton administration's White House floral and dining arrangements. But perhaps this Christmas season Clinton could actually return some of the items that she and her husband walked off with during their departure in 2001. As the White House's keyboards were losing their "W" buttons, so too was the First Lady making off with an historic haul in the form of gifts and presents from friends. Some actual White House artifacts ended up being part of the...
  • Distrust of federal land agencies escalates with conviction of Oregon ranchers

    11/27/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Ranchers in the West are engaged in 21st-century range wars, but their adversaries are not the rustlers and cattle barons of lore. Federal land management agencies, overzealous officers, and self-righteous judges are the foes western ranchers fear the most. On October 7, father and son ranchers from Oregon, Dwight, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, were labeled as terrorists and sentenced to five years in federal prison under anti-terrorism laws. In 2001, a fire set by the Hammonds to eliminate overgrown sagebrush on their own property inadvertently spread to adjacent BLM land. The two were convicted of arson when the Bureau...
  • Neighbor speaks on man arrested after 7,000+ stolen guns found near Pageland

    10/25/2015 7:36:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    wbtv.com ^ | 10/24/2015 | Katie Rains
    Deputies estimate that they've seized between 7,000 and 10,000 stolen guns from a house and warehouse near Pageland. Deputies have arrested Brent Nicholson in connection to the stolen goods. Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks says the seized guns, ammunition, and hundreds of other items were all found on a single property off of Highway 9 outside of Pageland city limits. Brooks says the guns alone filled one tractor trailer and ammunition filled another. Nicholson was arrested and charged with trafficking opium and heroin, earlier in the week in Union County. Deputies reportedly went to serve him with a subpoena Friday...
  • Clintons testimony on Benghazi security contradicted by Pentagon

    10/23/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/23/2015 | Aaron Klein
    A central part of Hillary Clintons testimony to the legislative committee investigating the Benghazi attack is directly contradicted by the Pentagon expert who led the U.S. militarys efforts to supplement diplomatic security in Libya. Repeating an assertion she has previously made, Clinton stated unequivocally at Thursdays hearing that there were no recommendations from anyone within the government to close the U.S. special mission in Benghazi despite security threats. Clinton stated there was never a recommendation from any intelligence official in our government, from any official in the State Department or from any other person with knowledge of our presence in...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/23/2015 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 23, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Fridays Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Irans Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasnt enough to strain the conceit that...
  • How Bernie Sanders Can Teach Conservatives To Win Over The Youth [VIDEO

    10/18/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    As conservatives scratch their collective heads on how to win over young people, a millennial whose online audience is center-left explains why Bernie Sanders is appealing to youth. Devin Foley, the thoughtful President of Intellectual Takeout and Better Ed, explains Sanders is growing in popularity among young people because he gives voice to those who cant find jobs, who see unfair disparities and who suffer from massive debt. Besides that, Foley says conservatives refuse to reach out to youth in ways that resonate or make sense of the fallen world to them, a world that once promised going to college...
  • Black Lives Matter 'guest lecturer' at Yale defends looting

    10/09/2015 9:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/9/2015 | Rick Moran
    Yale Divinity School invited Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson to be a "guest lecturer" for two days on "transformational leadership." McKesson made it clear just how transformational his leadership was when he defended looting as a legitimate political tactic. On Friday, McKesson will be one of the BLM activists meeting with Hillary Clinton. Perhaps Mrs. Clinton could broach the subject with Mr. McKesson and get his views on whether killing white cops is justified.
  • One alarming reason Walmart's profit is down

    08/18/2015 11:23:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | Hayley Peterson
    Walmart's theft problem is getting worse. Walmart US president Greg Foran said Tuesday that theft, which the company calls shrinkage, was one of three major factors behind the retailer's drop in profit in the most recent quarter. Walmart's profit fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 a share, in the quarter ending July 31, from $4.09 billion, or $1.26 a share, a year earlier, the company reported Tuesday. "Inventory shrinkage was meaningfully higher than planned for the quarter," Foran said in an earnings call. Walmart probably loses about 1% of its US revenue or roughly $3 billion every year ...
  • Raw: Surveillance shows teens in gun show robbery

    07/14/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Unknown
    Channel 9 has obtained surveillance video that shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend.
  • So Now I Am Responsible for the Charleston Shooting

    06/23/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/23/2015 | Jack Cashill
    I had no intention of commenting on the recent shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church.........Alas, the Huffington Post, in the person of veteran propagandist Terry Krepel, forced my hand. In an article published Monday, Did Right-Wing Media Influence Dylann Roof, Krepel cites me first and foremost among Roofs influences. For the record, he also cites WND and the American Thinker.
  • Trouble in Dem-land as unions freeze cash contributions

    06/05/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The AFL-CIO, along with some public sector unions, announced a campaign finance freeze in March. Unions hoped the threat of withholding contributions would scare Democratic lawmakers out of supporting President Barack Obamas Trade Promotion Authority, or fast track, to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership a trade agreement labor groups say would hurt manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • ABC, NBC Continue to Skip EPA Report Finding Fracking Doesnt Harm Drinking Water

    06/05/2015 8:57:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/5/2015 | Curtis Houck |
    ABC and NBC sustained their refusal on Friday morning to cover a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that found oil and natural gas fracking does not cause harm to the countrys drinking water. After all three networks omitted any mention of the study on their Thursday evening newscasts, ABCs Good Morning America and NBCs Today continued that pattern while CBS This Morning broke through and provided a new brief on the topic.
  • US suffering from massive equality of rich and poor(read header carefully!)

    05/23/2015 8:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Newsmachete
    Propaganda is about telling a good story. So when the media wants to tell a story of how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, they ignore inconvenient facts, such as the value of the various federal, state, and local transfer payments as well as the value of charitable contributions from private groups such as soup kitchens. That would interfere with the story that is needed to justify higher taxes and higher spending.
  • Jay Z, Beyonce bail out Baltimore rioters

    05/18/2015 6:21:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rap star Jay Z has quietly sent thousands of dollars to help bail out protesters from Baltimores jail system, a writer who worked with him on his 2010 memoir said. Dream Hampton, who helped Jay Z author Decoded, revealed the rappers cash infusions via Twitter. The messages were shortly after deleted but not before the hip-hop magazine Complex picked them up and reported them, Agence France-Presse said. Among the tweets: When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson [and he] wired tens of thousands [of dollars].
  • Texas Messes with Agenda 21

    05/08/2015 8:12:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Texas is larger than most countries in the United Nations, some not much bigger than the postage stamps they print for collectors, but each with a vote that can cancel ours out. Texas is about to a vote against the U.N.s sovereignty-destroying Agenda 21, so named because it claims to be setting a sustainable growth agenda for the 21st century. Agenda 21 is in fact a global power grab similar to climate-change treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. It uses the imaginary threat of unsustainable growth which allegedly threatens to plunder the planets finite resources, like climate change allegedly threatens planetary...
  • U.S. Pays $3B for UN--More Than 185 Other Countries Combined

    05/07/2015 7:41:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/7/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    American taxpayers will pony up around $3.024 billion this year towards the United Nations regular and peacekeeping budgets, more than what 185 other countries combined are paying, an expert on the international body told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
  • Climate Hypocrites and the Media That Love Them

    05/05/2015 7:27:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/5/2015 | Mike Ciandella
    Journalists help promote Hollywood celebrities while condemning average Americans for causing climate change. The same media go out of their way to ignore or excuse the hypocrisy of celebrity environmentalists who fly their private jets around the world, rent mega-yachts and live in massive mansions. Avatar Director James Cameron warned of a future world thats in shambles because of climate change, and said he believes in ecoterrorism yet, he owns an impressive private collection of motorcycles, cars, dirt bikes, a yacht, a helicopter, a Humvee fire truck and a $32-million submarine. ABC and CBS even praised Cameron for his submarine...
  • Clinton Foundation stench driving away donors: Politico

    05/01/2015 8:11:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, I wonder why? After all, many of them havent yet been identified. Ken Vogel explains that the publicity surrounding the influence-peddling schemes at chez Clinton has potential donors looking elsewhere, but does that apply to those who still want to buy influence? Hmmm. Actually, the fact that so little goes to charity and that the rate (6.4% in 2013) has become so public is what has them rethinking their commitments:
  • UN Chief Wants Action on $100 Billion Climate Fund

    04/20/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/20/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    More than five years after President Obama and other leaders agreed on a 2020 goal of raising $100 billion each year from public and private sources to help developing countries deal with climate change, the United Nations wants to see action. Ahead of Earth Day on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pointing to a meeting next month in New York where he says he will be looking for clear indications from governments and investors as to how the ambitious goal will be reached.
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharptons National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Revs financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharptons in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • Look at how many pages are in the federal tax code

    04/16/2015 8:00:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Jason Russell
    As they rush to file their taxes by April 15, Americans are rightfully frustrated with the complexity of the 74,608-page-long federal tax code. The federal tax code is 187 times longer than it was a century ago, according to Wolters Kluwer, CCH, which has analyzed the federal tax code since 1913. Amazingly, in the first 26 years of the federal income tax, the tax code only grew from 400 to 504 pages. Even through President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, the tax code was well under 1,000 pages. Changes during World War II made the length of the tax code balloon...
  • United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all What Exactly Does the U.N. Accomplish?

    04/12/2015 8:58:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | Jim Yardley
    So exactly what is the use in having the United Nations exist at all? It obviously doesnt do very well in that whole Lets prevent war thing and apparently has all but given up that idea. Unless one considers all their other, marginal efforts, aimed at creating a global government (which would probably operate about as well as the European Union) the United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all. After all, as we said at the start of this article, it doesnt accomplish much, and then only on a very good day if at all.
  • Fast and Furious Cover-up Rewarded in Appointment of New ATF Director

    03/24/2015 7:56:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Mary C. Michel
    For those of us who do not live in the memory hole that shields this administration from any accountability, here are some relevant facts about Acting Director Brandon and his involvement in the Fast and Furious cover-up. According to outgoing Director Jones's sworn testimony of April 2, 2014 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mr. Brandon was the person who determined disciplinary punishments for all of the ATF personnel involved in Fast and Furious. Brandon was "the ultimate decision maker." Director Jones confirmed that Thomas Brandon did not fire a single person for participation in Fast and Furious.
  • Alleged thieves butt-dial boss, tell him about stealing company equipment

    02/23/2015 9:44:04 PM PST · by skeptoid · 21 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 02/23/2015 | Reuters Media
    MIAMI, Fla. - An accidental cellphone call landed two Florida men in jail after their employer heard them discussing plans to steal and sell $8,000 in construction equipment, according to police. David Fanuelsen, 39, and Dean Brown, 22, remained in jail on Monday facing charges of felony grand theft. Their troubles started when Fanuelsen, a construction worker, unintentionally dialed his boss from a phone in his back pocket last Tuesday night, the Key West Police Department said. The employer, Stace Valenzuela, told Reuters he overheard the men discussing plans to sell company equipment.
  • Michelle's Secret Ski Trip Revealed by a Smashup

    02/17/2015 6:24:03 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Forget the roses and chocolate for Valentines Day. Giving new meaning to the concept of romance, just four weeks after returning from 17 days in Oahu the president headed to California for a weekend of golf and his wife and two daughters, for the fourth year in a row, headed to Aspen for a ski weekend. Recently, shortly after Americans witnessed a Jordanian pilot burned alive by ISIS, Obama flew to Rancho Mirage, but all was quiet on the Michelle ski-trip front. Judging from the lack of press, one would think that for the first time while hubby duffs around...
  • Howard University football player killed in Texas during robbery attempt

    12/28/2014 8:01:02 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 140 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Nicole Hensley
    Terrence Tusan, 22, was found dead outside a Denton, Tex., apartment Sunday after allegedly breaking into a home while on his holiday break from Howard University. The senior played three seasons with the Howard Bisons.
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilsons criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • $3,500 in razors stolen at Walmart

    12/23/2014 1:58:33 AM PST · by sneakers · 72 replies
    Indiana Gazette ^ | 12-23-2014
    State police report a shopper at Walmart loaded a cart with $3,500 worth of disposable razors Sunday evening, pushed it through a fire exit door and fled in a car with a burned-out headlight.
  • Lawyer: Teen slain in Montana was garage hopping

    05/06/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    The attorney for a Montana man charged in the death of a 17-year-old German exchange student says the teen and a companion had broken into homeowners garages three of four times before the shooting. Paul Ryan represents Markus Kaarma, who is charged with deliberate homicide in the April 27 slaying of Diren Dede in Missoula. [] Ryan says the Ecuadorian student told police the boys started garage hopping after learning about the practice from other students at their high school.
  • Gone in a flash? The moment car explodes into pieces (truncated title)

    12/20/2014 2:00:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11/20/2014 | SADIE WHITELOCKS
    A hair-raising video has emerged that a car full of masked robbers exploding moments after they raided a church in Russia - and witnesses insist they were hit by lightning. The dash cam footage uploaded by YouTube user World News TV, shows a vehicle speeding along with a police siren sounding in the background. All of a sudden the car bursts into flames and explodes, sending debris all over the road.
  • Obama finally told the truth!

    12/16/2014 5:51:08 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Racism exudes from the very pores of the Obamas, and he comprised his inner-most circle with people just as racially bigoted as himself. I reference Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder for starters. There are those who argue Obama has exacerbated racial problems in the United States. I disagree. I say Obama has created problems where none existed, and with the deftness of an evil alchemist, he fomented a zeitgeist of unbridled black antipathy toward whites.
  • UN Climate Talks Once Again Break Down Over Climate Reparations

    12/15/2014 8:07:22 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    We are disappointed, Prakash Javadekar a UN delegate from India, told The Guardian. It is ridiculous. It is ridiculously low.
  • Ain't nothing like a good guard dog for the home (vanity)

    12/12/2014 11:12:42 PM PST · by eastforker · 85 replies
    me ^ | 12/13/14 | eastforker
    About an hour ago the wife and our dog Lucy were in bed. I was up reading FR when I thought I heard a noise outside. I get up from my chair and open the front door and the porch light is on, it has a motion sensor. I thought that was unusual when Lucy came barreling out from the back door( she has a pet door, comes and goes as she pleases) to the front door to the woods across the street barking like hell. The 4 wheeler was parked in front of the house and that is a...
  • Benghazi BOMBSHELL

    12/11/2014 8:29:30 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/11/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew the Obama White Houses Benghazi talking points BEFORE the White House even sent them around to administration officials. Hillary Clinton used the administrations exact talking point blaming the attack on a YouTube video before Obamas White House speechwriter Ben Rhodes drafted it to prepare Susan Rice for Sunday morning talk shows days later. As Rhodes prepares to leave the White House before he can be called to testify in front of Rep. Trey Gowdys select committee on the attack, a new timeline emerges that puts the video in Secretary Clintons hands.
  • Thieves steal 5-foot crucifix from church during service

    12/07/2014 1:09:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Natalie Musumeci
    So much for the seventh commandment. Unholy crooks better pray the big man upstairs wasnt watching when they swiped a 5-by-3 foot crucifix from a Bronx church during services on Wednesday. The $5,000 German-made wooden cross was lifted from the lobby of Padau Roman Catholic Church near a sign proclaiming, Jesus wants all of us to come to him between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., police sources said. Im distressed. That crucifix means so much to the people here Ive never seen anything like this, said Josu Iriondo, 75, pastor of the church on East 166th Street...
  • Mexico Thieves Stealing Billions in Oil, Gasoline from Countrys Pipelines

    12/02/2014 11:07:54 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 18 replies
    The State ^ | December 2, 2014 18:27 GMT | Tim Johnson
    HUIMANGUILLO, Mexico The big-time gasoline thieves had already come and gone during the wee hours, filling their tanker trucks with stolen fuel and then fleeing. Then dawn broke, and word spread that a crime gang had again tapped into a gasoline pipeline, and it was spewing fuel into a ditch. At first, only a few farmers showed up, carrying plastic jerry cans. Then dozens. Then even more. All were eager to collect what spilled fuel they could. (...) Mexico is plagued by rampant energy theft. In the first eight months of this year, 7.5 million barrels went missing, a...
  • How much did you pay Jonathan Gruber to lie to you? Millions. The money is piling up.

    11/18/2014 8:03:35 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Robert Laurie
    If youve been paying attention to the story about the myriad Jonathan Gruber videos, youve probably heard the sum of $400,000.00 bandied about. Thats how much the Department of Health and Human Services paid him to trick the CBO, lie to the American people, and help pass a bill that was reliant on the stupidity of the American voter. Since HHS has no real money of its own, thats actually how much you, the taxpayer, paid him to con you. Unfortunately, its also just the beginning. In fact, $400K is only a drop in the Gruber ObamaCare money vault. So,...
  • Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

    11/11/2014 4:54:14 PM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 9, 2014 | Shaila Dewan
    The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. Dont bother with jewelry (too hard to dispose of) and computers (everybodys got one already), the experts counseled. Do go after flat screen TVs, cash and cars. Especially nice cars. In one seminar, captured on video in September, Harry S. Connelly Jr., the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., called them little goodies. And then Mr. Connelly described how officers in his jurisdiction could not wait to seize one mans exotic vehicle outside a local bar. A guy drives up in a 2008 Mercedes, brand new,...
  • Will midterm election be fair? Don't bet on it

    10/27/2014 6:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | Lord Monckton
    Voter fraud probably gave Mr. Obama the victory in 2012. It may well prove to be crucial in deciding the tight race to capture the Senate in 2014. As many as one in six of the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. are registered to vote, and surveys of this group have shown that nearly all of those who do vote will vote Democrat. Why do the illegals vote this way? The answer lies in a simple metric that has driven the Democrat campaign for a decade, and which the frighteningly unpolitical GOP has never bothered to understand.
  • Energy Cost Rise: A Pledge Obama (Unfortunately) Kept

    10/23/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    investors.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | editorial
    Inflation: We've chastised President Obama many times for failing to live up to promises he made when running for the office. So in fairness, we want to credit him for fulfilling one of them: his pledge to raise energy costs. In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 as gas...
  • Michigan SEIU branch allowed to keep millions taken from home health care workers

    09/27/2014 11:24:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/26/2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Michigan court ruled that the state branch of the powerful Service Employees International Union does not have to pay back tens of millions of dollars in dues taken from home health care workers who were forced into unionization. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last week that the SEIU Healthcare Michigan does not have to pay back more than $34 million in dues collected from over 40,000 home health care workers. Many were forced into the union under state requirements that they join because they were taking care of sick family members at home.
  • 5 Indicators the Economy Is Still Stagnating

    10/04/2014 6:56:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The media celebrated Friday as the Department of Labor announced a surge of hiring 248,000 new jobs added in September. The unemployment rate has now dropped to 5.9 percent. The Labor Department also revised upward the jobs numbers from July and August, adding 69,000 jobs; that puts the last three months of job growth at 671,000. The Associated Press, among others, speculates that the Federal Reserve may now talk about raising interest rates. But all is not well in the real economy. Here are five indicators that despite the rosy picture being painted of the Obama economy, things still...
  • In Reid's Senate, 4-Day Workweeks Rule

    09/19/2014 10:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Melanie Batley
    The Senate adjourned Thursday for an extended break until November, having so far avoided this year to work a full week at a time. According to The Hill, threats by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convene a two-week session in September and force lawmakers to work weekends have come to naught. Senators have not worked a single Friday in 2014, and both parties were keen to leave town Thursday until Nov. 12.
  • Is Obama winning his game?

    09/19/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Lies, chaos and distraction are his transformation strategies One of Obamas favorite games is shift the word and meaning game. It reflects his deepest beliefs that lies, chaos and distraction are transformation strategies that an emerging star dictator needs. The game goes like this: Always lie to the masses, insert cheat cards throughout the deck without the players knowing and redefine what is really going on right in front of your stupid opponents eyes. When the few who dont accept or believe your trick, rise up in the first round of the gameyou know nothing, deny everything, then throw your...