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  • Ferguson Residents Worried About Cost of US-Mandated Changes

    02/04/2016 11:24:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2016 | By Jim Salter
    Many Ferguson residents expressed concern Tuesday that a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice could financially ruin the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Residents were about evenly split on whether the city should go along with the agreement, which includes overhauling police policies, training and practices. Cost concerns were a common refrain among opponents. The cost of implementing the Justice Department-mandated changes would be significant — preliminary estimates are at least $500,000, Mayor James Knowles said. The city already faces a $2.8 million deficit in part to legal fees, lost sales tax...
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • Supremes set date to decide 'what is sin'

    02/01/2016 9:46:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    'If this appeal is lost, government becomes head of every religious denomination'It's a case in which the U.S. government has been accused of claiming the authority to "determine what is in fact a sin." The critics, meanwhile, have accused the U.S. Supreme Court of tilting the playing field in advance. But the Little Sisters of the Poor case against the Obamacare law is moving toward a resolution with the U.S. Supreme Court announcing arguments have been scheduled for March 23. The nuns who run elder care centers worldwide are contesting the Obamacare requirement that their employee insurance plans cover abortion...
  • ‘Confederate cleansing': Lawmaker vows to stop ‘cultural terrorism’ in Georgia

    01/31/2016 12:16:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    A Republican lawmaker who says he's grown weary of what he calls "Confederate cleansing" is working to preserve the famous carving of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders on Georgia's Stone Mountain. "I'm tired of the anti-Confederate rhetoric toward Stone Mountain and any other Confederate monument that's out there," state Rep. Tommy Benton told the Morris News Service. "We're entitled to our heritage just like other people are entitled to theirs, and there seems to be an attempt to do Confederate cleansing." He continued: "I refer to that more as cultural terrorism than anything. They're attacking us for no...
  • Feds target rancher after family worked land over 70 years (10/2015)

    01/30/2016 11:37:25 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 56 replies
    WND ^ | Douglas Ernst
    Harrold, Texas, cattle rancher Ken Aderholt and his family have worked the same land since 1941 – and now the federal government says it never belonged to them. The Bureau of Land Management is taking stock of land along the Red River, which happens to be where the Aderholt family has lived for more than 70 years. The federal government says roughly 600 of the family’s 1,250 acres have always belonged to Uncle Sam. “The BLM is saying we should have never had a deed to it, that Texas should have never produced that deed,” Aderholt told KAUZ-6 Texas Oct....
  • WH: Clinton Won't Be Indicted 'Based On What We Know'

    01/29/2016 5:52:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January29,2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today that "based on what we know" it does not look like Hillary Clinton will be indicted. Earnest made the remarks the White House podium. A reporter asked, "Can you say with certainty and confidence that Secretary Clinton will not be indicted because of this email scandal "That will be a decision made by the Department of Justice and prosecutors over there," said Earnest. "What I know that some officials over there have said is that she is not a target of the investigation. So that does not seem to be the direction that...
  • Tax The Guns

    01/29/2016 8:45:19 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 108 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | January 29, 2016 | Greg Olson
    Here's an idea. If we can't outlaw guns or confiscate them, tax them. Make it a law to register everyone's guns and then charge a tax yearly for each one of them. Slowly raise the taxes every year (due to an increasing bureaucracy to handle the paperwork) so they become too expensive to own. When and if the taxes are overdue, take out a lien on the guns and foreclose on them. Hold them until exorbitant taxes, storage and lawyer fees (more than the gun is worth) are paid. If not paid in a timely fashion, they will be destroyed....
  • US to collect equal pay data from all big employers

    01/28/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed the Labor Department to collect data from federal contractors about what they pay employees, sorted by gender, race and ethnicity. Obama's new proposal will cover all businesses with 100 or more employees, regardless of whether they contract with the government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will collect the data. ...
  • NY Court Orders "Re-Education" For Farmers Refusing Gay Wedding [Room 101, Matthew 11]

    01/28/2016 3:09:34 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | 1/28/2016 | Russ Hepler
    The culture wars rage on in the battle over marriage. Despite the Supreme Court's decision to legalize "same-sex" marriage last summer, the battles over this radical ruling show no signs of letting up. Two of the victims of the "tolerance police" in New York state are Robert and Cynthia Gifford. The Giffords, owners of a small farm in upstate NY, occasionally allowed their farm to be used for wedding ceremonies. But when a lesbian couple called them to use the facility, that's when the trouble began. A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost...
  • Rouhani Goes Shopping in Europe as Iran Enjoys New Economic Freedoms

    01/28/2016 2:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | By ADAM NOSSITER
    Europe, whose economic struggles have grown that much greater with recent problems in crucial markets like China and Russia, is rushing to do business with a newly accessible and eager, if still problematic, partner: Iran. With the lifting of sanctions after its nuclear deal with the West, Tehran has gone shopping this week, bringing its checkbook and a long list of items it had been unable to acquire for years. Despite lingering animosities and the United States' designation of Iran as a sponsor of terrorist groups, European governments and corporations have made it clear that economic opportunity is going to...
  • ICE raids may have worsened woes for undocumented community in Flint

    01/28/2016 1:34:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | January 28, 2016 | By Rebekah Sager
    The recent raids by immigration agents could be keeping undocumented immigrants in Flint, Michigan from opening their doors to government workers who have been going from home to home to give out bottled water and distribute crucial information. A series of immigration raids on Jan. 2 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, targeted Central Americans who had outstanding deportation orders. Though only 121 mothers and children were targeted in the raids, it caused widespread panic in Latino communities for weeks afterward. Immigration advocacy groups advised people without legal documents not to open their doors to prevent agents from entering...
  • Obama’s Chief Of Staff Admits They Want Tyranny

    01/26/2016 12:03:14 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Obama's Chief Of Staff Admits They Want Tyranny Denis McDonough says Obama's administration doesn't want his executive orders subject to anything so piddly and irritating as Congress. The White House recently made an amazing--and disturbingly un-American--pronouncement regarding its desire to move its agenda via executive actions. In describing the administration's intent to pursue "audacious" executive orders, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough stated the Obama administration's desire that its actions "not be subjected to undoing through [Congress] or otherwise."
  • Task force urges doctors to screen all adults for depression

    01/26/2016 12:02:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them.
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century’ [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:23:44 PM PST · by Washi · 185 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas –  A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.
  • Obamacare enrollment projections down nearly 40 percent

    01/25/2016 2:37:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Obamacare enrollment is lagging far behind what economists had projected, the Congressional Budget Office said in a new report that cuts the total number of customers expected to buy plans on the exchanges from 21 million down to just 13 million this year. Of those, 11 million will be getting government subsidies - down from the 15 million the CBO had projected just a year ago. The updated projections came as part of the CBO's 2016 budget outlook, and confirm the administration's own dim estimates of how many people would take advantage of the health exchanges, which are at the...
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • Dear Christians, If You Vote For A Godless Man, You Are Asking For Tyranny

    01/20/2016 4:41:42 AM PST · by plewis1250 · 162 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/2016 | Matt Walsh
    It’s very simple. If a man has no moral center, if he has ambition but no faith, if he does not demonstrate humility or integrity, I will never vote for him for president. I don’t care who he is, what he’s done, what he says, or what positions he holds. None of that will matter when we are living under his tyranny, and tyranny is sure to follow when you give unspeakable power to a man who believes he is God. I’ll put this another way: if you vote for a man who worships himself over God, you deserve the...
  • Obama’s Legacy Is Already Collapsing

    01/19/2016 1:59:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | John Thune
    Last week, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the speech, there was a lot of discussion about the nature of the president's legacy. Less discussed, however, was that most of the president's so-called legacy may not outlast his presidency, since most of his supposed achievements have never been enacted into law.Early on in his presidency, it became clear that the president didn't have much interest in working with Congress in a bipartisan manner, and after losing large majorities in the House and Senate, he made it clear that he did not want...
  • Supreme Court refuses to take another Obamacare case

    01/19/2016 9:26:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take up an appeal that says Congress flouted the Constitution by kick-starting Obamacare in the wrong chamber. Justices have already weighed in on the Affordable Care Act's mandates, government subsidies and birth control rules, but declined to wade into a bid by a conservative group to scrap the entire law based on the origination clause drafted by the Founding Fathers. The Pacific Legal Foundation said the Affordable Care Act of 2010 raises hundreds of billions in taxes, making it a revenue bill subject to the founders' vision for which chamber should act first. Since...
  • Obama Blames Economic Stagnation on Republicans Behaving Selfishly [semi-satire]

    01/18/2016 2:40:59 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Rather than consider the possibility that the sluggish performance of the economy during his presidency may have something to do with his policies, President Obama blamed everything on "the GOP's selfish unwillingness to accept the will of the people and support my agenda." It is difficult to grasp the President's logic, though, since Congress, both before and after the GOP had the majority, has essentially acquiesced in every one of the President's budget requests and has failed to block any of the Administration's regulatory initiatives or executive actions. "The GOP leadership in Congress may have funded the programs, but they...
  • Oregon Protesters find HIDDEN "Goverment" Surveillance Cameras

    01/17/2016 6:38:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 142 replies
    Our government using sophisticated equipment to watch the Oregon protesters, and probably a lot of other Americans.
  • Report: IRS May Still Be Targeting Conservative Organizations for Audit

    01/14/2016 6:46:00 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    The Internal Revenue Service may still be unfairly targeting conservative organizations for audit due to flaws within their interior controls, Americans for Tax Reform reported Wednesday.
  • The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

    01/14/2016 7:30:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 11, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears John W. Whitehead "There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution."--Aldous Huxley There's a man who contacts...
  • The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

    01/13/2016 8:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 11, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”—Aldous Huxley There’s a man who contacts me several times a week to disagree with my assessments of the...
  • Tearful Obama Enacts More Gun Controls [semi-satire]

    01/10/2016 1:13:51 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Determined not to let an uncooperative Congress impede necessary gun controls, a teary President Obama announced a new round of executive legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. While his actions lack Constitutional or statutory authority, the President claimed to be "taking the moral high ground" and alleged that "90% of Americans agree with me." The gist of the President's initiative is to "gum up the works as much as possible in order to make the acquisition of a gun a lengthy, tedious, and frustrating undertaking. Even if all we accomplish is to prevent one person from obtaining a firearm that...
  • White House Launches 'Task Force' To Combat 'Violent Extremism' [Aborting the 1st Amendment]

    01/09/2016 7:40:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/08/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House’s National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the administration seeks to counter. The...
  • Here’s What Happened When These Unarmed Native American Sisters Defended Their Land from the Feds

    01/09/2016 9:27:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | 06 January 2016 | Amanda Girard
    The double standard in the media’s treatment of Ammon Bundy and his gang at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is shameful, but the case of the Dann sisters underlines even further the disparity in how non-white activists are treated. Carrie and Mary Dann, two elderly Shoshone women who have defied seizure of their land, have been repeatedly roughed up and harassed by federal officials and mobs of white ranchers for refusing to cede their claim to land that was illegally stolen from them 30 years ago. n 1863, the U.S. government signed the Ruby Valley Treaty with the Western Shoshone...
  • What is Sharia?: UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT

    01/07/2016 3:21:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT ^ | 1/7/16 | John Guandolo
    Earlier this week, UTT published the first in a series of articles about sharia (Islamic law) entitled “Understanding the Threat” https://www.understandingthethreat.com/understanding-the-threat/ which amplified the fact that sharia is the focal point and driving force behind everything jihadis across the globe are doing. Today, we will breakdown what sharia actually is and its origins. All Islamic sources define Islam as a “complete way of life governed by sharia.” According to the most widely used text book in Islamic junior high schools in the United States (What Islam is All About), “The Shari’ah is the ideal path for us to follow.” There...
  • ObamaCare does not Trump the Second Amendment

    01/07/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shredding the right to keep and bear arms has long been a goal of President Obama, the self-professed constitutional law professor who has long regarded the Constitution as an impediment to advancing his progressive agenda and acquiring as much federal power as possible. The rules he has announced are touted as “sensible gun restriction” are in fact a shameless gun grab that violate the Constitution and patient-doctor confidentiality.
  • Cuban migrants growth in Laredo

    01/06/2016 7:30:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KGNS-TV ^ | January 5, 2016 | By Yocelin Gallardo
    LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Congressman Henry Cuellar says a large wave of Cuban immigrants are moving through the Laredo ports of entry. He says that will continue until the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act is changed. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, over 43,000 Cuban migrants crossed into the united states in 2015 and around two-thirds, have crossed through the Laredo field office on the Texas-Mexico border. "The continued number of Cubans are coming to the United States where they get preferential treatment under that law", said Cuellar. Cuellar says he anticipates it will be a while until Congress...
  • Hickok45's youtube account terminated!

    01/06/2016 7:13:37 AM PST · by FreedomForce · 81 replies
    Vanity | FreedomForce
    His is probably the most wstched firearms channel on youtube. Seems mighty suspicious that it gets canceled right after Hussein's speech.
  • Cuban migrants' trip to US will be monitored by human rights ombudsmen

    01/06/2016 6:55:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Tico Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | By MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    Cuban migrants in Costa Rica are nearly set to make a notoriously dangerous trek north to the United States, but officials from the region’s human rights agencies say they are coordinating to provide a safe chain of travel for the estimated 8,000 Cubans with temporary visas here. National institutions that oversee human rights will keep tabs on the treatment given to the Cubans by each country along the planned route, according to the council’s statement. Once on U.S. soil, Cubans can claim refugee status and gain permanent residency. The United Nations International Organization for Migration is overseeing the operation to...
  • Exclusive - Sarah Palin: Obama Wept

    01/05/2016 7:37:40 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jan 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Obama wept. America is forced to weep over Obama's releasing violent criminals into our communities - like the 121 illegal aliens who committed murders after they were released from custody by the Obama administration instead of being deported. And that doesn't take into account the others we don't know about. The whole world weeps waiting for American leadership in these troubled times as Islamic savages commit genocide against the Christians of the Middle East and terrorize innocent people in cities across the globe.
  • Totalitarianism Comes To America: King 0bama should be Impeached Forthwith

    01/05/2016 3:21:42 PM PST · by sargon · 24 replies
    self | 1/5/2016 | self
    Well, there you have it. The President has decided he is a KING who can rule by edict. With his totalitarian declaration that anybody selling a gun privately to another person should be required to be an FFL-licensed dealer, 0bama has officially become the overt Tyrant that the People have every right to fear. Congress should begin impeachment proceeding forthwith against this draconian Tyrant.Let me tell you who *I'll* be voting for for President: I'll be voting for whatever candidate has the courage to call this Tyrannical measure exactly what it is, and who calls for the impeachment of this...
  • FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Communities Safer (WH Transcript)

    01/05/2016 12:25:09 PM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    White House.gov ^ | 4 Jan 16 | White House
    FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many communities across the country. Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence—and millions more have been the victim of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun. Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been able to purchase a gun in the first place. Over the same period, hundreds of thousands of other people in our communities committed suicide...
  • Obama’s Executive Gun Control: No Minimum Before Private Gun Sales Require Background Checks

    01/04/2016 8:47:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 138 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1-4-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Full title: Obama's Executive Gun Control: No Minimum Threshold Before Private Gun Sales Require Background Checks On January 4, the White House released a fact sheet which previews the executive gun control Obama will announce Tuesday, and it reveals there is no numerical threshold of sales that a private seller has to cross before being considered "engaged in the business of dealing in firearms."In other words, previous hints that there would be a "trigger"--a certain number of guns that a private seller had to sell before being considered "engaged in the business"--are now out the window. Figures like those reported...
  • Niccolo Machiavelli: Advice on Disarming

    01/05/2016 7:43:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Niccolo Machiavelli is what some have called the first modern analyst of political power. Some have called him the founder of modern political science. Others have compared him to the Devil, as he showed the moral underbelly of political power. He is widely honored on the left as showing how to use power to stay in power. Most of the people who know of Machiavelli know him from his most famous work "The Prince". "The Prince" is essentially a short course on how to get and keep political power. At the time it was written, it was a rather...
  • Molôn Labé! ‘Talk’ of Gun Confiscation reference

    01/05/2016 7:40:04 AM PST · by Torcert · 52 replies
    Reference | 1/5/2016
    It used to be that the gun grabbers desperately attempted to keep a thin veneer of plausible deniability on their ultimate goal of Confiscation. After all, you can’t very well sucker people into the government controlling their private property with Intergalactic Background Checks and registration if it’s known that those are but a pretext for confiscation later on. But now out of frustration at the lack of ‘progress’ in destroying out rights they have dropped the mask and are now calling for full on repeal of the second amendment, gun bans and outright confiscation. To be sure they still try...
  • Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping

    01/05/2016 7:19:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Robert Hackett
    Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping by Robert Hackett January 5, 2016, 8:58 AM EST The stock is up 6% premarket. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson SWHC 12.11% is projecting an incredible start to 2016, which sent shares up more than 6% in premarket trading. The company raised its revenue and earnings guidance for the current quarter and fiscal year, based on strong sales at recent gun shows as well as an uptick in year-end FBI background checks, an indicator that potential customers are looking to obtain gun licenses. Smith & Wesson now expects sales between $175...
  • Doctors can report some mentally ill patients to FBI under new gun control rule

    01/04/2016 7:33:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 140 replies
    Politico ^ | January 4th, 2016 | By David Pittman
    Delivering on its promise to deliver "common sense" gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables health care providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system. The action was one of a series of steps that President Barack Obama had called for in January 2013 in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings to curb gun violence, but the rule was not published until today. While the 1993 Brady law prohibits gun ownership by individuals who have been involuntarily committed, found incompetent to stand trial or otherwise deemed...
  • Obama Administration Sets New Record for Executive Action [semi-satire]

    01/04/2016 12:54:35 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    As 2015 drew to a close, the Obama Administration reached new highs in the number of regulations issued by the Executive branch. For the year, over 81,000 pages of new rules made their way into the Federal Register. This marked the third time in seven years—also a record—that the Administration added more than 80,000 pages of new regs. While those concerned with the Constitution's separation of powers voiced some discomfort with this tide of legislation through executive fiat, Congress, for the most part did little to try to thwart it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell excused his chamber's inaction saying...
  • NYC Adopts Draconian Penalty for Offending Transgenders [semi-satire]

    01/04/2016 8:48:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    In an effort to discipline its inhabitants into respecting transgender preferences, the New York City Commission on Human Rights updated the City's discrimination rules to incorporate a $250,000 fine for failure to use an individual's desired gender-based pronoun when addressing that person either orally or in writing. The new rule is more complex than simply using cues from the way a person is dressed to guess whether to refer to that person as "he" or "she." A whole panoply of possible pronouns is covered by the ordinance. These include he/him/his, she/her/hers, as well as others such as they/them/theirs and ze/hir....
  • Oregon militia threatens showdown with US agents at wildlife refuge

    01/03/2016 7:04:16 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 1//3/2015 | Jason Wilson
    Tensions over the treatment of two cattle ranchers in Oregon escalated into an armed standoff over the weekend when members of a rightwing militia occupied a wildlife refuge and threatened a confrontation with federal authorities. Ammon Bundy, the son of the Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was at the heart of a notorious showdown over cattle grazing rights last year, was among at least a dozen heavily armed men who seized the headquarters of the Malheur wildlife refuge on Saturday afternoon and said they would stay indefinitely. They occupied the building after an earlier peaceful protest over the treatment of...
  • 'Bring your guns and come': Militiamen including Cliven Bundy's three sons take over

    01/03/2016 1:54:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 192 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/3/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com and Reuters and Associated Press Read more: http://www.dailymai
    A group of militiamen on Saturday occupied the headquarters of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in support of two brothers who are slated to report to prison on Monday on arson charges - and the protesters don't plan on leaving any time soon, saying it's 'kill or be killed' time. Militia members claimed to have as many as 150 supporters with them at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge building in Princeton, which is federal property managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service that was closed for the holiday weekend. They later rescinded the number and said they would...
  • Reviving a Constitutional Congress

    01/02/2016 9:16:53 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 14 replies
    Hillsdale College | November 2015 | Christopher DeMuth
    http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/reviving-a-constitutional-congress/?utm_campaign=imprimis&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=23958597&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8MnLc8loWMlgZ1RPW88MV9xIGirRYMBVrJppdsfc-YuurZlnUDzNEisxzNBZJFAsy_QslTNXKQH2mAk5zfJrvUwbrCSvUogVve65MB13IKYyhvaGQ&_hsmi=23958597
  • Obama to bypass congress on gun control

    01/02/2016 12:51:40 AM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 68 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 2 2016 | Staffer
    President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem. Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and Republicans. But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing. "We know...
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2016/01 Thread*

    01/01/2016 7:55:11 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 45 replies
    Self | 01/01/16 | Red Fox
    Preventing SHTF through civil disobedience with guns. "To arms! The enemy is coming!" When a force that is planing an invasion hears these words shouted from the watchtowers, they know they've been found out and are forced to retreat and change plans. This is the power of words as weapons. "I know what you're doing" puts doubt in the wrongdoer and takes away their advantage. Is there any doubt the leftist administration wants SHTF? Is there any doubt who the real insurgents are in this country? It has become painfully obvious that this administration's agenda is the disarmament and invasion...
  • Court Blocks Utah's Effort to Deny State Funds For Planned Parenthood

    01/01/2016 12:32:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Last week, after a federal judge ruled that Utah's governor had the power to block state funds to Planned Parenthood, it seemed to be a step forward for the pro-life movement in the state. Unfortunately, the effort came to acrashing halt on Wednesday. A federal appeals courtissued a temporary injunction putting the brakes on the state's effort to deny$275,000 in state Medicaid contracts. "We are thrilled with [the] decision, which will allow our trusted health care providers and educators to continue serving the thousands of Utahns who depend on us as the appeals process proceeds," Karrie Galloway, CEO of the...