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  • EPA Chief: ‘People Have to Start Living a Life That’s Commensurate with Reductions in Greenhouse..

    10/27/2016 10:59:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    ( -“People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said while discussing the recent global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. During a social media discussion with Mashable last week, McCarthy said that fighting climate change will “not have to be just what government does, but it has to be what people do.” “People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases to the extent they can,” McCarthy said. “But also, as you said- demand government to be...
  • German Parents Fined €300 for Refusing to Permit Their Son to Visit Mosque

    10/26/2016 8:18:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 26 Oct, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Parents in the German town of Rendsburg were assessed a €300 fine for refusing permission for their 13-year-old son to participate in a school field trip to a mosque. Apparently the “permission” that parents were asked to give was pro forma. It was not really optional. The visit was mandatory. The parents were fined. The boy will go to the mosque. Ve haf vays of making you visit the mosque… Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief item from Student refuses mosque visit: €300 penalty Parents are lodging an appeal. But still a €300 penalty is looming,...

    10/25/2016 8:38:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Authored by The Daily Sheeple's Melissa Dykes vis Unaccountable power multiplies, but this is astounding. This is a very good example of the reasons that the founders sought to limit and check power. But of course, over the years, those protections have been whittled down, and the loopholes are big enough drive tanks through. Corruption doesn’t even begin to cover it if wealthy donors – and even foreign powers – can just write checks, contribute to the Clinton Foundation, etc. – and just buy a law in return. Why is no one standing up to this tyranny? Critics have...
  • Trump critics call for crackdown on conservative media

    10/24/2016 10:56:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Critics of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on both the left and the right are calling for a crackdown on conservative media after the election, especially on talk radio and the Web. . . . "We need to get to a point where Hannity only has paid contributors on. He doesn't need to have elected officials on," Mackowiak said. "Someone needs to be making sure that if you want to go open $50,000 [in ads] on Breitbart, that there is, that you get a phone call that follows that up and makes clear you're not helping."
  • Former Prosecutor: The Clintons Are So Corrupt, Everything ‘They Touch Turns To Molten Lead’ [VIDEO]

    10/24/2016 6:54:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 22, 2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Former Prosecutor: The Clintons Are So Corrupt, Everything ‘They Touch Turns To Molten Lead’ [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Pithy former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova believes the recent Project Veritas video by James O’Keefe featuring DNC contractors explaining their dirty practices to foment violence at Trump events, is a prima facie case of federal and state criminal activity. DiGenova says prosecutors should investigate everyone in the video, including Illinois Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s husband, Bob Creamer, who suddenly retired last week. In this exclusive 26-minute video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, diGenova explains why many former and current FBI officials...
  • Oregon militia movement growing steadily, report says

    10/23/2016 12:02:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Right-wing militia groups have grown steadily since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and they continue to grow, according to a new report released this week. The left-leaning Political Research Associates published “Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement” during a presidential election season that’s seen Republican nominee Donald Trump appeal to such right-wing groups while Democrat Hillary Clinton has been the subject of ire for those same groups. The report says Oregon has one of the most developed militia movements in the country and it details the rise of the movement, including events and groups...
  • Obama White House Quietly Launches New Plan to Target "Violent Ideologies"

    10/19/2016 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush ^ | October 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's an exclusive story that's running on Reuters today. The headline: "White House Plans Community-Based Prevention of Violent Ideologies." Really? What are violent ideologies and who gets to determine that? Who gets to define what is a violent ideology? We know what this is. Here are the details. "A new White House plan aims to convene teachers and mental health professionals to intervene and help prevent Americans from turning to violent ideologies, work that is currently mostly done by law enforcement, a draft of the policy seen by Reuters shows. "The 18-page plan, to be announced on...
  • Clinton’s FBI Files Literally Mention “The Shadow Government” at the State Dept. Wow.

    10/17/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    newzsentinel & thedailysheeple ^ | 10/17/16 | Melissa Dykes
    Bill Clinton once reportedly told senior White House reporter Sarah McClendon, “Sarah, there’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it.” Average citizens who talk about things like that, however, are typically referred to as “Conspiracy Theorists” as if its a pejorative term. Then again, how much of a conspiracy is it when the FBI’s own documents confirm the existence of something referred to as “The Shadow Government”? Check out page 56 from the FBI’s files on the Clinton investigation which is making the rounds on Reddit:
  • City mayors create 'global parliament' to manage urbanisation

    10/17/2016 10:58:29 AM PDT · by Reeses · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2016 | Paola Totaro
    QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 60 mayors from around the world have joined forces to create an alliance dubbed a 'global parliament' to demand a more powerful role in the management of city growth and urbanisation. Speaking on the eve of the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday, the mayors outlined a united vision in which local government would lead the global response to rising urbanisation. ... She said the feminisation of politics at local government level had already achieved more livable cities and that the group had to work for more women...
  • Government hurting you just to heal you? Why?

    10/17/2016 5:50:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Michael O'sullivan
    Retired businessman, activist, Free stater and Catholic layman Michael O'sullivan of the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets from Lebannon NH responds to Roger Bauer's family over remarks made in favor of abusing their son Roger Bauer.  Well just when we thought we heard the last of the commie family Bauer, they wont acknowledge that they are the problem not Roger Bauer. Roger's brother and peer-to-peer therapist had this to say... You say hurting never helps anyone, well Roger, sometimes you we have to be hurt so we can be made well.  Jeff Gilman had to be hurt...
  • Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017

    10/15/2016 7:43:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Morning ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jon Reid
    Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017 Jon Reid October 13, 2016 Two influential House Democrats are planning another shot at immigration reform next year, regardless of who controls the House. Veteran Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have already held “preliminary discussions” about crafting draft legislation after the election, which they hope will serve as the starting point for a bipartisan overhaul of immigration laws in 2017, according to a senior Democratic aide. While immigration reform proved too difficult to accomplish under the Obama administration, Gutiérrez thinks it is doable in the next Congress, particularly if...
  • If the Left Dispatches Trump, Conservative Media Is the Next Target

    10/14/2016 3:00:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | September 14, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, folks, I don't want to be misunderstood. I'm not trying to sound paranoid here. I'm not paranoid. I'm realistic. One of the... I'll be honest with you, and I'm sure this is true for you, too. One of the most frustrating things about life in America today is how seemingly ignorant so many Americans seem to be about what's happening to them. I mean, they're living their lives, they're encountering obstacle after obstacle after obstacle -- be it student loan debt, be it no jobs, be it the rising cost of health care, be it cultural...
  • The Turnkey Tyranny Game Plan

    10/14/2016 3:47:15 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies ^ | 11 oct 2016 | Christopher Manion
    “Hence we may learn the lesson that on seizing a state, the usurper should make haste to inflict what injuries he must, at a stroke, that he may not have to renew them daily but be enabled by their discontinuance to reassure men’s minds, and afterward win them over by benefits.… Injuries, therefore, should be inflicted all at once, that their ill savor being less lasting may the less offend; whereas, benefits should be conferred little by little, that so they may be more fully relished. – Niccolň Machiavelli, The Prince, Book VIII Everything is in place. Do you see...
  • Hillary and the fundamental legal premise of tyranny

    10/14/2016 9:40:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2016 | Daren Jonescu
    We now know that the FBI's dereliction of duty regarding Hillary Clinton's e-mail malfeasance is complete. Not only did Director James Comey have the gall to explain her guilt in the very statement in which he announced that he (against the better judgment of some agents) would not recommend charges against her, but the FBI actually agreed to destroy laptops containing relevant evidence, thereby handicapping any future investigation. Loyal Democrat voters could breathe easily again. For months, they had squirmed under the awkward burden of knowing their presidential nominee had been caught violating federal law. Let me emphasize that point....
  • Feds decline to prosecute EPA worker over mine wastewater spill

    10/13/2016 2:28:54 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 27 replies
    Fox news ^ | October 12, 2016 | Associated Press
    DENVER – The U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado has declined to prosecute an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine wastewater spill that fouled rivers in three states, federal investigators said Wednesday. The EPA's Office of Inspector General disclosed that it had found evidence the unnamed employee may have violated the Clean Water Act and given false statements. However, office spokesman Jeffrey Lagda says federal prosecutors declined to pursue the case. He says that in lieu of prosecution, the case will be sent to senior EPA management for review.
  • Judge issues criminal summons for Christie over Bridgegate

    10/13/2016 9:05:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    A New Jersey judge on Thursday issued a criminal summons for Gov. Chris Christie in connection to his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Judge Roy McGeady issued a probable cause summons for Christie, saying there’s evidence to show he might have known that aides were up to political shenanigans and did nothing to top it. It comes weeks after activist Bill Brennan filed a complaint against Christie citing official misconduct. Brennan said he filed the complaint over the fallout from the 2013 Bridgegate lane closures, which he said cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Defendant Christopher J. Christie knowingly...
  • The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen [SHORT]

    10/12/2016 10:01:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | October 12. 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive order, has expanded the reach and power of the presidency. The Constitution invests the President with very specific, limited powers. In recent years, however, American presidents have anointed themselves with the power to wage war, unilaterally kill Americans, torture prisoners, strip citizens of their rights, arrest and detain citizens indefinitely, carry out warrantless spying on Americans, and erect their own secretive, shadow government. These are the powers that...
  • Federal government to pursue criminal contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    10/11/2016 4:14:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Staff
    Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term. The announcement in federal court sets in motion criminal proceedings against the sheriff less than a month before Election Day and comes as he has taken on a prominent role on the national political stage in 2016, appearing alongside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on several occasions. Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order to...
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Liberal Attempts To Silent Dissenters Will Not End Well

    10/06/2016 4:38:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    So, that man in “Freedom of Speech,” the famous Norman Rockwell painting of an America exercising one of the liberals’ least favorite rights, stands up in 2016 to say his peace and … it will not end well. You see, to liberals, what our guy has to say isn’t important – what’s important to liberals is to shut him up. It’s to punch down upon him with cheap mockery so he’s beaten into submission. It’s to use shame to silence him and every other irredeemable deplorable in order to consolidate their progressive death grip upon America’s throat. This will not...
  • IRS subjects tea party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

    10/05/2016 10:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS‘ battle against holdout tea party groups is heating up again, after the tax agency promised it would begin processing their long-delayed applications, but sent a new round of prodding questions demanding still more information. More jarringly, the IRS then publicly released one of the sets of questions it sent to the Texas Patriots Tea Party — a move the group’s lawyer says puts secret taxpayer return information, supposed to be protected, out in the public. Tax experts say the IRS may be on safe legal ground, since the filing was made as part of a court case, and...
  • Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

    10/04/2016 8:43:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 10:47 PM EDT
    Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday. The internet company conducted the surveillance last year after receiving a classified demand from the National Security Agency or the FBI, Reuters said in its story. The report cited three former Yahoo employees and another unidentified person familiar with the matter. Those individuals told Reuters that the government pushed Yahoo to search for a string of letters, numbers or other characters. That meant the fishing expedition could have involved finding a specific phrase or code in the...
  • YouTube Killed ALL My Channel's Revenue: JOURNALISM NOT ALLOWED

    10/04/2016 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 161004 | David Seaman
    About 20 minutes after uploading my summary video of the Guccifer 2.0 Clinton Foundation data dump / hack, which is time sensitive news reporting and commentary in the public interest, YouTube stripped ALL of my uploaded videos to date of their ad monetization capability, without notice or warning. I don't know if I'll continue uploading videos here, I had big plans for growing this channel but without ANY revenue coming in, it will be impossible to grow, travel to other cities I'd like to interview people in... I was so grateful and hopeful after HuffPo let me go because it...
  • Court rules states have to accept Syrian refugees

    10/03/2016 1:00:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 144 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who as Indiana’s governor had tried to halt Syrian resettlement. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said there’s no evidence that Syrians are more dangerous, and he said even if they are, allowing Indiana to refuse to resettle them would only foist the problem onto neighboring states. “Federal law does not allow a governor to deport to other...
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

    10/03/2016 6:01:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 2, 2016 | Devlin Barrett
    U.S. Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny Federal agents enlisted local police to scan cars’ plates at shows’ parking lots By Devlin Barrett Oct. 2, 2016 7:35 p.m. ET Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity. Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in...
  • US cuts cord on internet oversight

    10/01/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by bushwon · 87 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 1, 2016 | AFP-Washington
    Washington (AFP) - The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity. The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet's so-called "root zone." That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet's "stakeholders" -- engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups. The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to "privatize" the internet, and backers have said it would help...
  • Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid to Stop Federal Internet Transition

    09/30/2016 4:15:03 PM PDT · by bushwon · 111 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 30, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body. Hours before the transition was set to take effect, a federal judge in Galveston ruled against Paxton and three other state attorneys general who had asked him to temporarily halt the transfer while they pursue a lawsuit challenging it. The four sued the federal government late Wednesday after Republicans in Congress, led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, failed to halt the transfer. At midnight Friday, the United States...
  • Fishermen Question Obama’s Ocean ‘Monument’ Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.

    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...

    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 (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) 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 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 · 117 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 · 52 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 · 73 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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:...