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  • Victims Of Education Department's Unfair Sexual Assault Rules Counterattack With Lawsuits

    07/22/2016 3:53:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2016 | George Leef
    Administrative law in America is an open invitation to bureaucrats to see how much they can get away with by “interpreting” statutes to expand their power and impose their own will. The Department of Education provides many examples. One of the most appalling is the way officials in the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have treated the vague language in Title IX of the 1972 Education Act Amendments as if it gave them plenary authority to control anything on a college campus having to do with alleged sexual misbehavior. The wording says: “No person in the United States shall,...
  • EU slaps record cartel fine of $3.24 billion on truck firms

    07/20/2016 10:01:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 19, 2016 10:45 AM EDT | Raf Casert
    The European Union has slapped its biggest ever cartel fine, worth $3.24 billion and twice the previous record, on several of Europe’s top truck producers for colluding to keep prices artificially high at the expense of consumers. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said EU-based MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF “colluded on the pricing and on passing on the costs for meeting environmental standards to customers.” Germany’s Daimler received the biggest fine of €1 billion ($1.1 billion), followed by €752 million ($832 million) for DAF of the Netherlands, €670 million ($741 million) for Volvo/Renault and €494 million ($546 million) for...
  • New Senate Bill “Ramrods U.S. Citizens and Hands Over Their Lands”

    07/20/2016 12:24:16 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Right Edition ^ | 7/20/2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As it would appear, the Red Hot Chili Peppers gained a new member in their band by the name of Senator Steve Daines (R), Montana. Daines cannot resist giving away what is not his to give away, the norm these days rather than the exception for elected officials. The other “norm” is to keep submitting legislation until they sneak, pass, force, or redact it into law. Daines is a kind of quiet, unassuming man who is conservative at first appearance and first words. He was opposed to the CKST (Consolidated Kootenai & Salish Tribes) Water Compact that has been ratified...
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • On Why Diabolical Narcissists Like Hillary Clinton WANT To Get Caught

    07/20/2016 5:32:00 AM PDT · by No One Special · 15 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Website ^ | July 19, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Full Title: On Why Diabolical Narcissists Like Hillary Clinton WANT To Get Caught – And It Isn’t For the Reason You Think I was having a conversation with someone not long ago about a case of a priest who kept a female concubine/baby mama for many years, and how openly and shamelessly the priest and the woman carried on. The person I was visiting with then postulated that either the priest, the woman, or both of them WANTED to be caught, wanted to be exposed, wanted people to know the truth, even though they both were inveterate, dead-eyed, facile liars...
  • Turkey Closes Down 626 [Private] Schools, Erdogan in Emergency Meetings [ed]

    07/20/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Staff | Staff
    Turkish state media say authorities are acting to close down 626 private schools and other educational establishments, in the latest step of a crackdown after last week's attempted coup. The schools are linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who set up a network of schools across Turkey to promote his teachings.
  • Political Banner Ads Grounded In Ocean City; Owner Says, “It’s Just Not Worth The Aggravation"

    07/20/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 26 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 20 July 2016 | Shawn Soper
    Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said on Tuesday the flap caused by the controversial political messages resulted in a quick decision to stop flying them over the crowded mid-July beach. Mayor Rick Meehan said during Monday’s council meeting resort officials had received hundreds of emails about the somewhat controversial ads, which included messages such as “Stop Mad Cow Disease-Defeat Hillary,” and “America First-Build The Wall Now,” Meehan said he reached out to Ocean Aerial Ads and owner-operator Bob Bunting about the controversial ads and the company, which has been flying over the resort skies, for decades, made the decision...
  • [Satire] AG Says Lying Under Oath "Could Be Okay"

    07/19/2016 10:00:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 July 2016 | John Semmens
    During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to make "a blanket condemnation of lying under oath." The issue was raised by Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "continuously changing and inconsistent testimony on a number of issues before this Committee over several years." Lynch contended that "each case has to be examined on its individual merits. It depends on who is testifying and whether a more important objective than mere truth is at hand. There is an old saying that 'a diplomat is a patriot sent abroad to...
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • Democrat AGs Targeting Climate ‘Dissenters’ Face Legal Demand

    07/15/2016 5:31:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    State government figures spearheading an effort to obtain documents from scientists and researchers who dissent from the Obama administration’s position on climate change are being asked, once again, to come clean about their relationships with environmental organizations. But this time around, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have only two weeks to comply with a demand for information from a House committee that the two Democrats have resisted previously. That’s because the demand comes in the form of subpoenas issued Wednesday to Schneiderman, Healey, and eight environmental advocacy groups. The House Committee on Science,...
  • Bringing Down the Left

    07/13/2016 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2016 | Steve McCann
    After nearly a century, with the tacit abetting by a feckless Republican Party over the past 30 years, the Left has succeeded in breaking nearly everything in the political china shop. American society is calculatingly in shambles as race relations, ethnic assimilation and religious freedom have been the target of exploitation and condemnation. The economy is mired in a permanent state of malaise as capitalism has been attacked, relentlessly vilified and hamstrung, resulting in a declining standard of living for the vast majority of citizens. A preponderance of two generations of Americans, in an attempt to convert them into foot...
  • America is No Longer a Nation of Laws

    07/12/2016 5:54:42 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 12, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    America has become a nation ruled by a corrupt, criminal establishment that is above the law and too big to jail. From endless executive orders signed to flout the Constitution; to Solyndra, Benghazi and Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration has a disdain for the rule of law and the American people not seen since the Intolerable Acts were nailed to Boston City Hall in 1774. The only thing worse than an Obama White House would be a Hillary Clinton White House. The possibility of four or eight years of a Hillary Clinton Presidency is a nightmare Stephen King couldn’t...
  • Healing After Dallas, Without Obama

    07/12/2016 1:01:32 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2016 | Jason L. Riley
    Healing After Dallas, Without Obama When the president repeatedly assumes the worst about police, he sends a dangerous message. By Jason L. Riley July 11, 2016 7:06 p.m. ET President Obama is scheduled to speak in Dallas Tuesday at a memorial service for the five police officers gunned down last week—but haven’t we already heard enough from him? Mr. Obama’s initial response to the shootings was more of the same: equivocation mixed with an attempt to change the subject. He said there is no possible justification for violence against law enforcement, but then added a line about racial disparities in...
  • Obama calls for 'public option' for Obamacare

    07/12/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    President Obama joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the creation of a government run health insurance program as Obamacare is facing growing problems. In an article published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the president called for Congress to revisit the "public option" for Obamacare in areas where few insurers offer coverage. "Some parts of the country have struggled with limited insurance market competition for many years, which is one reason that, in the original debate over health reform, Congress considered and I supported including a Medicare-like public plan," Obama wrote in the piece. A public...
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • State lawyer wants legislators’ addresses removed from pro-gun blog

    07/09/2016 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 9th, 2016 | By Jeremy B. White
    <p>Warning of “a grave risk” to elected officials, the California Legislature’s legal arm has asked the blog platform WordPress to take down a post listing the addresses of lawmakers who supported gun control legislation.</p> <p>Gov. Jerry Brown on July 1 signed several gun control measures, fortifying California’s already strong gun restrictions over the objections of those who saw the bills eroding Second Amendment rights.</p>
  • You Are a Problem to Be Policed

    07/09/2016 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 July 2016 | Richard Fernandez
    It's easy to see the events in Dallas through a racial prism. It is harder to see them as the consequences of a political system which relies on keeping people in dependency, in which black Americans are the furthest advanced and therefore the most afflicted. As Mark Blyth, a professor of Political Economy at Brown University put it, the problem is global. In Europe the Romanians, Spaniards and the Greeks are given the part African Americans must play. Blyth points out that after one creates a class of dependents, the next and inevitable step is to control them.For the past...
  • Gun control groups: Dallas ambush ‘brought to us by the NRA’

    07/08/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Chris Eger
    The aftermath of Thursday night’s attack on police that left five dead resulted in a flood of early calls Friday by groups blasting America’s “unfettered access to guns” and armor-piercing ammunition. All told, at least 11 officers and two civilians were shot near Main Street in Dallas during a protest against police killings following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week. Before to the killer’s identity had been released and prior to all of the facts of the investigation becoming known, many were already beginning a conversation about the firearms used. U.S. Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch said...
  • CNN In Texas, 1 million people have handgun permits

    07/08/2016 7:51:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie, CNN
    In Texas, 1 million people have handgun permits Sheena McKenzie At a protest against police violence in Dallas, a young man wanders the streets with a gun casually slung over his shoulder. The hefty weapon hangs all the way from his hip to his ankle, apparently barely raising the eyebrows of passersby. A few hours after the Dallas shooting, local police posted a photo of the man on Twitter, saying: "This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!" Videos later emerged online purportedly showing the man peacefully walking in the crowd during the shooting. The original tweet...
  • When Republics Die

    07/08/2016 1:39:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 8th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A shiver ran through me as I watched James Comey’s clumsy dance around the edges of why Hillary was guilty of selling out her country, yet would not be prosecuted. Could that day, July the 5th, two days into America’s 241st year be the end of the republic established in 1788? Did we witness THE historic moment of the 21st century? As opposed to authoritarian regimes in which the moment of their deaths is known exactly by the date and time their despots pass on into hell, what of republics? When do republics die? One of the most famous ancient...
  • Hacked messages of #BlackLivesMatter leader reveal Obama's plan for ‘summer of chaos’ & martial law

    07/07/2016 12:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | July 5, 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is coordinating with Democratic activists to so disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions that martial law will be declared. That’s the stunning discovery revealed in a series of direct messages between three activists. On Friday, June 10, 2016, someone hacked into the Twitter account of #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) leader and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. McKesson later confirmed the hack to The Baltimore Sun. On June 11, 2016, a Twitterer who calls himself The Saint (@TheSaintNegro) tweeted a direct-message conversation on June 10 between KcKesson and another BLM leader Johnetta Elzie (Netta), in...
  • James Comey and the Road to Tyranny

    07/05/2016 10:41:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    Now it is up to the voters to decide if we are a nation of laws or men. FBI Director James Comey has decided not to recommend that Hillary Clinton be indicted for violating security laws concerning the handling of classified information, among other offenses. By doing so he has compromised a fundamental principle of consensual government: that the laws apply equally to everybody, including those entrusted with the people’s power. Now it is up to voters come November to reaffirm that we are a nation of laws, not men. Comey chose to do what I suggested on May 20...
  • FBI -- Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey [Hillary Clinton]

    07/05/2016 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 180 replies
    FBI Press Release ^ | July 5, 2016 | James Comey
    Washington, D.C. July 05, 2016 * FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691 Remarks prepared for delivery at press briefing. Good morning. I'm here to give you an update on the FBI's investigation of Secretary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State. After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is completing its investigation and referring the case to the Department of Justice for a prosecutive decision. What I would like to do today is tell you three things: what we did; what we found; and what we are recommending...
  • College: ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan banned as ‘racialized, targeted attack’

    07/04/2016 2:04:20 PM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 3, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Those who support Donald Trump on campus continue to be punished, as his campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” is considered a racial attack by Skidmore College’s Bias Response Group. The incidents took place in March and April in separate buildings on the whiteboard of two female faculty of color, including one who had “immigrant parentage,” The College Fix reported. The messages were described as “Written slur or graffiti” in the group’s report. In the case of the faculty member who had “immigrant parentage,” the summary noted that the slogan “is associated with the political campaign of a candidate...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDIVIDUAL interest, not “public” (government) interests.

    07/04/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 1 replies
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Let us once again put INDIVIDUAL interests over “public” (government) interests. Let us proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the people (Lev. 25:10). On this Independence Day, July 4, 2016, we find ourselves wanting to celebrate freedom but freedom and the Constitution and their true meaning is no longer taught in schools. Instead socialism, the synonym for tyranny and big government, is taught and broadcast throughout the land. We’re not even sure what liberty and freedom means and many are not even sure freedom is desirable for individuals and society. How did we reach this...
  • America Needs to Follow Britain’s Example to Take Back Our Country

    07/04/2016 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    During the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944, Lord Halifax is said to have “whispered to Lord Keynes: ‘It’s true: they have the money bags but we have all the brains.’” By “they,” Halifax meant the Americans. His frustration with the American mind—often prosaic and anti-intellectual—during the critical Bretton-Woods negotiations seems as valid today. As odious as Britain’s elites are; boy, are they cleverer than ours. Take the impromptu interview, on June 28, which Richard Quest, CNN’s imported British broadcast journalist, conducted with Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party. Farage had emerged exhilarated from the coven that is the...
  • New California Gun Laws Met With Mixed Reactions (LOOK WHAT LAW DID **NOT** GET PASSED!!!!!!!!(

    The other laws that were signed into effect will do the following: •SB 1446 – Prohibits the possession of large capacity magazines. •AB 1511 – Prohibits people from lending a gun to anyone outside immediate family members. •AB 1135 – Closes the “bullet button” loophole by making assault weapons that can be modified illegal. •AB 1695 – Criminalizes falsely reporting a stolen gun, to discourage “straw sales” or illegal, off the books gun sales. •SB 880 – Closes “Bullet Button” loophole and requires existing weapons that fit that description to be registered. ******* Assemblyman Jim Cooper was disappointed for a...
  • Hillary Clinton's Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax

    07/03/2016 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader Democratic base, has promised to one-up President Obama on climate change, vowing to produce a third of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027, three years faster than Mr. Obama, while spending billions of dollars to transform the energy economy. A half-billion solar panels will be installed by 2020, she has promised, seven times the number today, and $60 billion will go to states and cities to develop more climate-friendly infrastructure, such as public transportation and energy-efficient buildings. She would put the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
  • COLORADO CITY TO STOP SELLING ICE CREAM AT POOLS, PARKS

    07/02/2016 9:47:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2016
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Boulder residents will no longer be able to cool off with an ice cream cone by the pool because the city has discontinued the sweet treat as a vending option at all Parks and Recreation facilities. The city dropped ice cream cones, bars and sandwiches in an effort to cut down on sugary, unhealthy snacks, The Daily Camera reported (http://bit.ly/29c8YoD). City-run facilities can only sell treats that satisfy a series of nutritional standards, meaning chips and other junk food also left snack stands this year.
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • Federal regulation of Internet coming, warn FCC, FEC commissioners

    06/30/2016 11:18:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Democrats targeting content and control of the Internet, especially from conservative sources, are pushing hard to layer on new regulations and even censorship under the guise of promoting diversity while policing bullying, warn commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission. “Protecting freedom on the Internet is just one vote away,” said Lee E. Goodman, a commissioner on the FEC which is divided three Democrats to three Republicans. “There is a cloud over your free speech.” Freedom of speech on the Internet, added Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, “is increasingly under threat.” Pai and Goodman...
  • Obama Scolds Drivers of ‘Gas-Guzzlers’ During Remarks on Clean Energy

    06/29/2016 6:02:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | David Rutz
    President Obama scolded “those of you who are buying gas-guzzlers” during remarks about clean energy at the North American leaders’ summit in Canada on Wednesday. Obama said he viewed the clean energy sector as an “enormous opportunity.” The United States, Canada, and Mexico made a pledge to use clean energy sources to generate half of their electric power by 2025. Chuckling, Obama warned that oil was a “finite resource.” “Oil is cheap right now, but it’s not going to be cheap,” Obama said. “I’ve said this before. Those of you who are buying gas-guzzlers, I’m telling you, because it is...
  • Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship (via Drudge)

    06/29/2016 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 29, 2016 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News' sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage. It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet's debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report. The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action. A...
  • European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

    06/28/2016 4:20:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nick Guttridge
    The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
  • The American Gulag

    06/28/2016 8:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 27, 2016 | Phyllis Chesler
    For years, beginning in 2003, I have personally faced both censorship and demonization. When I began publishing pieces about anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and Islamic gender and religious apartheid at conservative sites, I was seen as having "gone over to the dark side," as having joined the legion of enemies against all that was right and good. My former easy and frequent access to left-liberal venues was over. I learned, early on, about the soft censorship of the Left, the American version of the Soviet Gulag. One could think, write, and even publish but it would be as if one had not...
  • Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

    06/27/2016 10:23:18 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 42 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | June 27, 2016 | By Bruce Parker
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB. Earlier this month, Watchdog revealed that 35 percent of Vermont’s incoming refugees in the past four years tested positive for tuberculosis. How many of those cases are contagious and symptomatic, however, remains a secret, as state epidemiologists and top officials at the Health Department have spent weeks blocking efforts to obtain the data. Refugees brought to the United States take TB tests...
  • Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics

    06/27/2016 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science. A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming. “Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also...
  • Obama Sends Shaq O’Neal to Cuba as a Sports Ambassador

    06/27/2016 5:41:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Basketball legend Shaq O’Neal arrives in Cuba today for a four-day visit, sent by [BO] as a special ambassador for the sport, reported dpa news. During his stay the four-time NBA champion will meet young people from the island to promote improved relations between the two countries through sports. The US and Cuba formally resumed
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Hank ‘Meltdown’ Paulson Cites Hillary’s Globalist Platform as Reason for Endorsement

    06/26/2016 8:01:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 25, 2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Hank Paulson, George W. Bush’s treasury secretary, who presided over both the meltdown of the U.S. economy and the subsequent bailout of his close friends and associates, has endorsed Hillary Clinton — citing his belief that she’d be more likely to enact globalist policies on trade and immigration as part of the reason for his endorsement. Paulson also posits that Clinton would be more likely to cut Americans’ medicare and social security, which Paulson cites as a top priority following the financial collapse he helped to create. Paulson is also the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, which has given Hillary...
  • Dems Stage Sit-in Against Guns [semi-satire]

    06/25/2016 4:48:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Democratic members of the House of Representatives staged a sit-in to publicize their quest for stricter gun controls. Distressed that the murder of 50 night club patrons by an Islamic terrorist in Florida has not sufficiently weakened GOP support for the Second Amendment, more than two dozen Democrats seized the House floor for more than a day, vowing to block House business until their demands are met. Sit-in participant Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa) used the event to call for "a major revision of the Second Amendment, because Americans don't agree with it and we've had it. The Amendment may have...
  • Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to place gun owners on FBI database

    06/25/2016 4:53:07 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 25 June 2016 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Hawaii's governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
  • New Rule Requires Doctors To Treat Trans Patients As Their Pretend Sex

    06/23/2016 1:32:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Maria Servold
    Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies may soon face lawsuits for treating male and female patients according to their biological sex, thanks to a health care rule finalized in May as part of the Affordable Care Act. On the same day President Barack Obama announced his controversial transgender school bathroom policy last month, a somewhat more sinister mandate was finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with consequences for health care providers, insurance companies, and American taxpayers. The rule contains an explicit definition of gender identity that states a person can claim to be male, female, neither, both,...
  • Birth of superstate: Frederick Forsyth on how UNELECTED Brussels bureaucrats SEIZED power

    06/22/2016 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 13 June 2016
    see link below
  • IRS admits to illegally seizing bank accounts; agrees to give the money back

    06/22/2016 3:20:38 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | 21 Jun 2016 | Justin Gardner
    It's the stuff of libertarian dreams. The IRS admits that it wrongfully took money from innocent citizens, and it gives the money back. This is actually happening to victims of a little-known form of civil asset forfeiture carried out by the IRS on the premise of "structuring" violations. In case you didn't know, depositing or withdrawing just under $10,000 from your bank account multiple times is viewed as suspicious and possibly criminal activity. In a victory for lawmakers working to make it harder for the government to take property from innocent Americans, the Internal Revenue Service plans to give people...
  • Team Obama to use IRS data to pressure some Americans into Obamacare

    06/21/2016 3:13:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it will herd uninsured Americans into Obamacare plans this fall by targeting young adults and working with the IRS to root out people who paid a penalty for lacking coverage last year. Officials said people who were fined under the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate can expect to receive a paper notice that explains their coverage options on the law’s web-based exchanges. The state of Massachusetts is already working with its revenue agency to locate the uninsured, and the Obama administration said those efforts appeared to be working. The Health and Human Services Department said...
  • Government Self Interest Directly Opposes Individual Self Interest - Whose Side Are You On?

    06/21/2016 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 10 replies
    Let’s get it straight. Government self-interest is opposed to the Constitution and individual freedom. State and individual self-interest - embodied in the Constitution and state and individual freedom - is opposed to government self-interest. By its very nature the central government is against the interests of the states and the people. That is why we have a Constitution, to keep this potential monster in its constitutional cage. Again, let’s get it straight. Political government basically does only one thing well: coerce and kill. Government is VERY GOOD at coercion and killing. A good government, limited by the rule of law,...
  • Former Senator Questions Need for So Many Armed Federal Agents [semi-satire]

    06/21/2016 11:24:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Former Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla) wrote an op ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he raised the question of why so many federal agents are authorized to carry weapons. In the op ed, Coburn wondered why the IRS needs assault rifles, why the Department of Veterans Affairs is arming 3,700 employees, and why the number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded that "it should be readily apparent why my agency needs to be armed. Taxes are very unpopular. Taxpayers...
  • White House: Obama ‘Profoundly Frustrated’ — Ready For More Executive Action On Gun Control

    06/21/2016 7:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama again failed to push through additional gun control efforts in Congress — even after blaming the terrorist attack in Florida on Republicans and supporters of the Second Amendment. White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed that Obama was “profoundly frustrated” after Senate Republicans again blocked anti-gun legislation. Earnest suggested that the president would again turn to executive authority to try and enact gun control policies on his own.
  • Time to declare independence from liberalism

    06/20/2016 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/20/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    While the French were fighting for what turned out to be a false equality through government control, Americans were fighting to obtain and hold on to unrestricted opportunity and freedom from government control To today’s liberal leftists, equality means taking from those who have abundance and transferring it to those in lack. But it fails to factor in the economic consequences of this transfer of wealth. The abundance they are drawing from begins to shrink as economic development is stifled by government policies. Communism and socialism promise equality but bring equality of poverty except for a privileged government bureaucracy and...