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  • URGENT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PROTECT INTERNET FREEDOM ACT SB3034 HR5418 IN OVERTIME! 1-2 DAYS LEFT

    09/28/2016 6:32:39 PM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Folks, it is now overtime...Seems stakes are very high based on the Breitbart articles I have seen today. Please do what you can. This is a thread with updates for those wishing to take action on this issue. Please, if you don't wish to do anything, or have no current information or questions to share, I would really appreciate it if you would post such comments on other threads...Thanks. UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, 9/28/16
  • F.Gaffney on Obama’s Attempt to Slip Irreversible Internet Surrender Under the Radar:"

    09/28/2016 2:27:17 PM PDT · by bushwon · 44 replies
    Breitbart - Hat Tip Drudge ^ | 9/28/16 | John Hayward
    Full Title: Frank Gaffney on Obama’s Attempt to Slip Irreversible Internet Surrender Under the Radar: ‘We’ve Got THREE DAYS to Fix This" Center President and founder Frank Gaffney joined Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to offer his thoughts on the first presidential debate and a vitally important topic that was not addressed, the impending surrender of U.S. control of Internet registration. Registration. Hillary Clinton made the case – I think pretty well, actually – for more of the same, and if you really want more of the same, whether it’s in immigration, whether it’s in...
  • Censorship: Facebook Deleted 100,000 ‘Hate Posts, Insults’ in Just One Month

    09/28/2016 12:39:24 PM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/28/16 | Virginia Hale
    Facebook revealed that within the last month it deleted 100,000 posts by German users for containing “hate”, but Justice Minister Heiko Maas has blasted the figure as too low. At a conference in Berlin, Maas said that to be accountable, social networks must publish the number of posts contested by users. The Justice Minister’s remarks implied that complainants on social media are valid judges of what constitutes criminal speech, something usually only determined by a court. The number of deleted posts “with hate comments” was revealed this week by Facebook’s European policy director, Richard Allan. Maas criticised Facebook’s decision not...
  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • IF YOU LIKE YOUR INTERNET, YOU CAN KEEP IT? URGENT! 2 DAYS TO VOTE FOR PROTECT INTERNET FREEDOM ACT

    09/27/2016 10:37:15 PM PDT · by bushwon · 100 replies
    Folks, it is crunch time...Do what you can. Call, Email, or Tweet to vote on Protecting Internet Freedom Act and include it in the Continuing Resolution to the following: SENATE BILL SB3034 MITCH MCCONNELL http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact (Bring Bill to floor & include in CR) 202-224-2541 Washington - I have been told easier to contact satellites (502) 582-6304 Louisville (270) 442-4554 Padukah (270) 781-1673 Bowling Green (859) 224-8286 Lexington JOHN CORNYN: Majority Whip, (bring SB3034 to floor NOW) https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact 202-224-2934 Washington I have been told easier to contact satellites 713-572-3337 Houston 956-423-0162 Harlington 806-472-7533 Lubock 210-224-7485 San Antonio 512-469-6034 Austin 903-593-0902 Tyler...
  • Peter Thiel's company just sued by U.S. Government (my title)

    09/27/2016 6:20:22 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/27/2016 | TIM HIGGINS
    Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
  • PAYBACK: Obama Admin Sues Peter Thiel’s Palantir for Bogus ‘Racial Discrimination’

    09/27/2016 6:20:32 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Palantir Technologies co-founder Peter Thiel is evidently paying the price for backing Republican nominee Donald Trump, as the Obama administration has slapped his company with a frivolous lawsuit alleging “racial discrimination” against Asians. The lawsuit, filed and announced Monday by the Department of Labor, threatens the complete cancellation of every contract Palantir has with the federal government — a penalty worth $340 million, the lawsuit claims, which would end the company. The claims in the lawsuit are laughable. The Obama administration alleges that Palantir discriminated against Asians. But it has to admit that Palantir, in fact, hired many Asians —...
  • Protecting Internet Freedom Act Legislative Update

    09/26/2016 12:42:04 PM PDT · by bushwon · 17 replies
    Legislative Offices ^ | 9/26/26 | bushwon
    Friday, Sept. 30, is deadline for Protecting Internet Freedom Act - SB3031 and HR5418 THAT IS FOUR DAYS!! Talked to Cruz and Duffy offices 9/26. McConnell's tech person was supposed to call back...in meetings 2 hours ago...Cornyn went to voicemail. Cruz office: Suggested call McConnell! Senate needs to include language form both SB3031 and HR5418 in Continuing Resolution (CR). We need to light a fire~McConnell needs to make this a priority. Senator Cornyn is the Whip and has influence over what is brought to floor. They felt it was ok to contact Ryan too. Make this a priority!!! Duffy office:...
  • ICANN is NOT a 'phone book', DAG-NABBIT! [aw!m vanity]

    09/26/2016 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 45 replies
    FR research -- please share before Friday deadline.
    Too many people are confused. Let's cut through the lies and make this as simple as 'ABC'. Lie Number 1: "ICANN's just a 'phone book'." No, ICANN is the chained up guard dog in the back yard. [More on that later.] The closest thing to a phonebook is a Top Level Domain like .COM or .MIL. But calling them 'libraries' would be closer to the truth. So who is the TLD's librarian? That would be the 'Registrar' who manages the TLD's registry. ~ ~ Simple as ABC: A ... ICANN .. the chained up watchdog. B ... TLD ... Top...
  • 4chan Aims to Fill Google with Racism Following “War on Trolls” (Not a Bad Idea)

    09/25/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 46 replies
    Crave Online ^ | 9-23-2016 | Paul Tamburro
    Members of 4chan’s “politically incorrect” board /pol/ have begun “Operation Google,” which aims to circumnavigate the search engine’s new AI program to remove bigoted and racist posts and comments from the internet by filling the search engine with more bigotry and racism. Operation Google was outlined by 4chan members as an effort to replace the “n-word” with the word “Google,” in order to “make it so Google would have to censor their own company by making them a racial slur towards blacks.” The Operation Google “manifesto” can be read below:
  • China's Conquest of Internet, ICANN + Quantum Encryption

    09/24/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 102 replies
    FR research, please share w. others | Arthur March
    Please brace for just one thick sentence: ICANN's power is mainly legal, and a contract with ICANN could trigger a violent dispute over international law. ~ ~ ~ Bluntly stated: giving away ICANN could ultimately trigger a cyber war or worse. ~ ~ ~ Raw Power and International Law When you face a super power like the USA it helps to have raw power. China probably assumes it will not come to that, but just like nuclear deterence, they need the war-making capability. And the Chinese already enjoy raw power. Their encryption is superior, their nuclear capability suffices, and they...
  • MLB Player Gets Suspension For The Season After Criticizing Obama, Black Lives Matter

    09/24/2016 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 49 replies
    <p>Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended for criticizing Black Lives Matter and President Obama.</p> <p>“BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” the backup catcher tweeted out about the riots in Charlotte.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton: We Cannot End Terrorism Without Gun Control

    09/24/2016 6:42:05 AM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans. AARP Bulletin asked, “What would you do to address terrorism?” Clinton responded: Well, these are legitimate fears. I believe that people are rightly concerned about violence. Terrorism is part of that violence, and we have to do the best job we can to keep America safe. So I’ve laid out a very comprehensive plan about taking on the terrorists, going after them where they operate, doing everything we can to take away...
  • BIG GOV'T INC Socialism and tyranny are profitable to liberals and destructive to individuals

    09/23/2016 7:06:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Well, you've no doubt heard the arguments made by socialists against private property, against corporations and the profit motive. We are taught that profit is a form of theft from the workers rather than being positive influx of cash resources payment of wages, dividends and investments in expansion. The concept of owning property is also in of itself theft to socialists, for the earth belongs to us and everything belongs to everybody. Profit and property has another meaning, it is what sends signals to our economy on where resources and assets must be placed in order to achieve further productivity...
  • John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’

    09/22/2016 8:49:13 PM PDT · by bushwon · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com and Breitbart Radio- ^ | 9/22/16 | John Hayward
    More from the article - interview mp4 available at link. On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Speaking to Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.” “What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases...
  • Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone

    09/22/2016 5:19:47 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 26 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    US film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama's administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany. Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film "Snowden," Stone said many in the US had grown disillusioned with a president they once saw as "a man of great integrity." "On the contrary, Obama has doubled down on the (George W.) Bush administration policies," said Stone, whose latest movie is a biographical political thriller about Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who revealed a...
  • Kerry Thanks ‘Warriors for the Planet’ As Paris Climate Accord Nears Implementation(Moronican)

    09/22/2016 9:55:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    As the Paris climate agreement edged closer to entering into force – which many advocates hope will occur before the possibility of a Trump presidency – Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday thanked what he called “warriors for the planet” as the second-to-last hurdle on the path to that achievement was cleared. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kerry said he was “absolutely confident” that the most ambitious climate deal yet negotiated will enter into force before the next U.N. climate megaconference, which starts in Marrakech, Morocco on November 7 – one day before the U.S. election....
  • Due Process Is Vital to Freedom

    09/22/2016 10:09:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..." -- Fifth Amendment to the U.S. ConstitutionThe clash in American history between liberty and safety is as old as the republic itself. As far back as 1798, notwithstanding the lofty goals and individualistic values of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the same generation -- in some cases the same human beings -- that wrote in the First Amendment that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which punished speech critical of the...
  • Obama: Submit to World Government

    09/20/2016 1:32:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Andrew Kugle
    President Obama advocated that nations will have to give up some of their autonomous freedoms for international cooperation to achieve security on Tuesday during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Obama told the audience how he believes global security can be achieved with the help of international institutions like the U.N. In his remarks, Obama said “powerful nations” like the United States will have to accept constraints and give up some of their freedoms. The president acknowledged that he has been criticized by his own citizens for this belief but he remains convinced he is right. Obama also...
  • GOP Mostly Powerless in Stopping Obama 'Midnight' Regulations

    09/19/2016 5:37:40 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 48 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 09/19/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Brace yourselves from now til Jan 2017! -> "To be sure, there are 1,500 proposed rules and regulations in the pipeline, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. That includes over 700 dubbed “economically significant” in the key final stage, and Katz said those are the ones to watch." <- GOP Mostly Powerless in Stopping Obama 'Midnight' Regulations http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/gop-mostly-powerless-stopping-obama-midnight-regulations John T. Bennett @John T. Bennett Posted Sep 19, 2016 3:33 PM Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Richard Shelby is watching banking and consumer finance regulations that come under his panel's purview. “We don’t know what...
  • The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

    09/18/2016 11:19:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    medium.com ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    The best example I know that gives insights into the functioning of a complex system is with the following situation. It suffices for an intransigent minority –a certain type of intransigent minorities –to reach a minutely small level, say three or four percent of the total population, for the entire population to have to submit to their preferences. Further, an optical illusion comes with the dominance of the minority: a naive observer would be under the impression that the choices and preferences are those of the majority. If it seems absurd, it is because our scientific intuitions aren’t calibrated for...
  • The Deeply Troubling Federal Report Targeting Religious Freedom

    09/18/2016 5:32:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Charles C. Haynes
    Nearly 225 years after the ratification of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the cause of conscience protected by the principles of “no establishment” and “free exercise” may be losing support in the minds and hearts of the American people. Appeals by religious individuals and groups for exemption from government laws and regulations that substantially burden religious practice are increasingly unpopular and controversial. So much so that many in the media have taken to using scare quotes, transforming religious freedom into “religious freedom.” Now the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appears to be recommending that we make it official:...
  • CNN's Sally Kohn: It's 'good' if conservatives feel unable to speak on campus

    09/17/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 154 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 17, 2016 | Blake Neff
    When Powers argued that speech should be protected because by itself it is never dangerous, Kohn countered by saying Powers failed to recognize her white privilege. Speech that seems harmless to middle or upper-class whites, she said, could be deeply threatening to poor and non-white communities. If somebody claims to feel certain speech is unsafe, Kohn said, they should be believed. "Feelings are valid," she said, according to Stroup. "I'm never going to argue with people's feelings." Kohn also said it's a good thing if conservatives feel unable to express their views for fear of encountering hostility from their peers...
  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal (TTIP)

    09/17/2016 1:16:40 PM PDT · by GilGil · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday, in protest of pending trade deals with the United States and Canada. The deals in question are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the European Union and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for the Canadian-EU relationship. Neither free trade agreement has been ratified yet, but popular outcry has been growing for the last few years. The demonstrations took place in seven cities throughout Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. Organizers told CNBC that the official estimate is 320,000 demonstrators across...
  • United Nations East River Security Zones Scheduled

    09/17/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Marine Link ^ | September 16, 2016 | Michelle Howard
    U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are scheduled to enforce security zones on the East River near the United Nations Headquarters beginning Friday. The security zones scheduled to begin Sept. 16, and continue until Sept. 25, 2016, include all waters of the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge.
  • Globalism and the Death of Defense

    09/16/2016 2:34:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2016 | Chet Richards
    "If you want peace, prepare for war." Nearly seventeen hundred years ago, the historian Vegetius gave that advice to the Roman emperor. Good advice, as true today as it was then. Time was when America's overwhelming military and industrial strength kept the peace. But now deliberate American weakness is embroiling us in a multitude of rarely reported hot skirmishes around the globe. Good soldiers are dying, but you almost never hear about them. This, while hard earned combat victories in Iraq and Afghanistan (and earlier in Viet Nam) have evaporated through premature withdrawal. Current intellectual fashion has it that, rather...
  • What Follows the Bathroom Boycott?

    09/16/2016 5:28:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Any American who has sought refuge from politics by escaping into the world of sports realizes now that there is no escaping politics. In the last few months, it has become completely impossible to follow sports without being lectured about the oppressive ways of the United States, and its failures to achieve the highest of today's cultural goals: "inclusion." Leave that word in quotation marks because in the guise of "inclusion" people will be most righteously excluded. In the name of "tolerance," those condemned for intolerance will be boycotted and punished, unless they genuflect to ever-evolving "anti-discrimination" dictates. The state...
  • Fishermen upset over creation of Atlantic's first monument

    09/15/2016 11:15:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 12:58 AM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries. The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the New England coast. The designation will close the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. After Thursday’s announcement, fishermen pondered their next move: sue, lobby Congress to change the plan or relocate. It’s...
  • Judicial Watch: Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Urged DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party Groups

    09/15/2016 2:41:18 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/15/16 | Newsmax
    A Democratic senator sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal prosecutions of conservatives in 2013, newly-released federal documents reveal. The Department of Justice documents reveal email conversations between its officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, about possible criminal prosecution of tea party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules, says Judicial Watch, a government watchdog which obtained the material. The conversations were in prepara (excerpt)
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Are "Sharing" What Oklahoma Just Did To Barack Obama

    09/14/2016 4:14:40 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 50 replies
    the stars and stripes ^ | 9-14-2016 | admin22
    <p>A Facebook post featuring the many ways in which Oklahoma has fought back against President Barack Obama's tyrannical rulings went viral, and for good reason.</p> <p>The post perfectly captured the way in which Oklahoma legislators used their constitutionally guaranteed state power to crush the president's rulings on religion, illegal immigration and more.</p>
  • U.S. Court Rules that EPA Violated Personal Privacy of Farmers, Ranchers

    09/14/2016 7:12:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    NorthernAg.net ^ | September 13, 2016 | Unknown
    The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency's 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states. The case also related to similar personal information from farmers and ranchers in seven additional states that had yet to be...
  • Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news (First Draft News, a GooGle backed op)

    09/13/2016 7:17:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism in the online age. Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft, said the partner network will help advance the organization's goal of improving news online and on social networks. ...
  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the Donald J. [tr]

    09/13/2016 4:53:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 13, 2016 | Staff
    DEVELOPING: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation
  • West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game

    09/09/2016 6:05:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Army’s opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the MRFF, said he received complaints from six members of the football team, two of whom he said identified as Christians, as well as dozens of Army graduates and staff who took exception to the religious expression.
  • Can the GOP stop Obama's internet giveaway?

    09/08/2016 10:46:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Sep. 8, 2016 | Rick Moran
    As the October 1 deadline approaches for the us to turn over control of ICANN, the domain name non profit, to the international community, several congressional Republicans are vowing to fight the move because they say it's dangerous and premature. Politico: GOP lawmakers have long warned that the administration's plan to relinquish its authority over ICANN, the global nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system, could give authoritarian countries like China and Russia an opening to make an online power grab. Now, as the actual date of the transition approaches — Oct. 1 — Republicans are looking at throwing...
  • Dissent Will Not Be Tolerated: What the Case of a Wyoming Judge Means for All of Us

    09/08/2016 5:29:16 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 30, 2016 | Jonathan G. Lange
    On Wednesday, August 17, the Wyoming Supreme Court heard a case that has huge implications for each and every one of us. The case involves Judge Ruth Neely, who has served with distinction for twenty-one years as the municipal judge in Pinedale, Wyoming. Since municipalities have no authority either to issue a license or solemnize a marriage, you would think that she’s unaffected by all the hoopla over same-sex marriage. But you would be mistaken. Because of her beliefs about marriage, the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics (CJCE) wants to remove her from her job and disqualify her...
  • Obama administration kills ITT Tech, stranding 40,000 students and destroying 8,000 jobs

    09/07/2016 7:54:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 Sep, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Tyrants throughout history have known that beheading their enemies and placing the heads on pikes at the gates of their capitals sends a powerful message to everyone else. Behave yourself as we dictate, and you may survive. Cross the king, and you are a dead man. Something very similar, but updated and taken to a vast financial level, happened to ITT Tech, the privately owned trade school/university. As the Wall Street Journal explains, it crossed the king (in this case, the Obama Department of Education): ITT Technical Institute folded on cue Tuesday after the Obama Administration issued a regulatory death...
  • Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ Searches (link Only due to copyright issues)

    09/06/2016 10:55:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | September 6, 2016 | By Kartikay Mehrotra and Diana Bass
    Apple, Amazon, Google, Energy companies, and Airlines, and others back Microsoft in battle with government overreach. Link only due to copy right issues: Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’
  • The Tyranny of Tenderness

    09/04/2016 5:10:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | Dwight Longenecker
    Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor agreed that “tenderness leads to the gas chambers,” and what they were trying to get through our thick heads is that tenderness without truth is tyranny. As Rodney Stark has pointed out in The Rise of Christianity, the Roman Empire was a harsh, unforgiving, cruel, and relentless society in which to live. Women were little better than possessions, children were considered undeveloped human beings. Slavery, violence, bloodshed, and revenge mingled with fire, famine, flood, pestilence, and plague. In the midst of the horror Christians rescued discarded babies, despised abortion, loved their spouses, tended the sick,...
  • Massachusetts attorney general investigates gun safety

    09/01/2016 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating possible safety problems with guns manufactured by at least two companies. The Boston Globe reports that Remington Arms Co. and Glock Inc. have filed lawsuits to fight Healey’s efforts. […] Healey says Glock firearms are “prone to accidental discharge” and says in court papers she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act. …
  • Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History

    09/01/2016 6:50:06 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 9 replies
    Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History, Free Press | 2004 | Lee Harris
    The subject of this book is forgetfulness. By this I do not mean our tendency to misplace valuable objects, or our inability to recall the name of the boss’s dog, but the collective and cultural amnesia the over comes any group of human beings who have long benefited from the blessings of civilization – an amnesia first observed nearly eight hundred years ago by the Arab philosopher of history Ibn Khaldun, contemplating the rise and fall of those great feats of organized life that we call by such terms as societies, states and empires. Forgetfulness occurs when those who have...
  • White House defends Obama evading Senate on Paris climate deal

    08/30/2016 5:47:39 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into the Paris climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China. Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required...
  • Poland holds state burial for Second World War heroes slain by communists

    08/28/2016 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BT ^ | August 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Two Polish Second World War heroes who fought the Germans but were killed later by the communists in Poland for pro-independence activity have received a state burial. The relatives of 17-year-old Home Army nurse Danuta Siedzikowna and 42-year-old officer Feliks Selmanowicz attended the ceremonies on Sunday along with government officials. The burials were held in the northern city of Gdansk where the two were captured....
  • Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine

    08/27/2016 8:08:56 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 11 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/24/16 | JOHN HERRMAN
    Open your Facebook feed. What do you see? A photo of a close friend’s child. An automatically generated slide show commemorating six years of friendship between two acquaintances. An eerily on-target ad for something you’ve been meaning to buy. A funny video. A sad video. A recently live video. Lots of video; more video than you remember from before. A somewhat less-on-target ad. Someone you saw yesterday feeling blessed. Someone you haven’t seen in 10 years feeling worried.
  • Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says

    08/27/2016 11:21:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    investors.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2016
    Health Reform: This week Illinois' insurance regulator said ObamaCare premiums in the state will jump as high as 55%. The Obama administration's response to this and other news of massive rate hikes: Don't worry. Be happy. Anyone shopping for ObamaCare coverage in Illinois this fall is in for a big shock. The average increase for cheap Bronze plans is likely 44%. It's 45% for the lowest-cost Silver plan, and 55% for the cheapest Gold plan.
  • The Great Disconnect

    08/25/2016 4:12:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    If we had only learned from the mistakes of others Chaos is the mother of tyranny. Chaos reigns when people operate in confusion and disorder. It is a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by reason. Today we are faced with a government and an elite controlled media that lie to the people and then lie about lying. They operate as if the country is theirs to run and ruin for their own personal enrichment. Chaos is a time like today when life makes little sense and we are force-fed such gobbledygook as the economy is booming,...
  • How Gay Activists Will Respond to a Major Scientific Report That Refutes Their Talking Points

    08/24/2016 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with headlines declaring, “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong,” and “Johns Hopkins Shrinks Warn Against Kids Going Transgender.”As reported by Ryan T. Anderson on Monday, “A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.”How significant was this report?“Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

    08/23/2016 4:34:54 PM PDT · by BAW · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-23-2016 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter. The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom. The...
  • One-third of US won't have choice between Obamacare plans in 2017

    08/22/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Dan Mangan
    It's looking like a lot of people are going to have little Obamacare choice next year.One-third of the United States may have just a single insurer to pick from on Obamacare marketplaces in 2017, an analysis released Friday suggests. Seven entire states are projected to have just one carrier in 2017: Alaska, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming, according to research by the Avalere consultancy. And more than half of the country, 55 percent, may end up having two or fewer insurers to choose from on those government-run exchanges, Avalere said. "And there may be some sub-region...