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  • They Voted for Hitler in Austria (and He Put In Gun Controls) (Eyewitness testimony)

    01/28/2013 7:46:22 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 18 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Kitty Werthmann
    They Voted for Hitler in Austria (and He Put In Gun Controls) by Kitty Werthmann What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force. In 1938, Austria was in deep...
  • California Residents, Businesses Leaving State to Avoid High Taxes

    01/28/2013 7:42:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TaxLawHome.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Mark Johnston
    As the results of a new state income tax in California, a number of high-income earning individuals and small businesses are considering leaving the state. In November, California residents voted to pass Proposition 30 into law. The law increase state income tax rates for the highest income earners. With the new law in effect, the highest earners—those making more than $250,000 per year—now pay state income tax of 13.3 percent. While the increase in tax is expected to net California an additional $6 billion in revenue annually, the high-income earners affected by the change are not happy about it. …...
  • Rand Paul Will Propose Ban On Sending F-16s To Egypt

    01/28/2013 7:41:37 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Rebecca Berg
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul told an off-the-record meeting of conservative donors and powerbrokers Monday that he plans to file a bill that would ban sending F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. "The crowed loved it," a source told BuzzFeed. Last year, Lockheed Martin delivered 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as part of $1.3 billion in military aid from the U.S. government, The New York Times reported. Paul has expressed concern for the practice in the past — but his remarks via Skype to the so-called "Monday Meeting" in New York City showed even firmer support by the Kentucky senator...
  • Business world bracing for flood of new regulations from Obama

    01/28/2013 7:39:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The Hill has bad news for businessmen as the second term of Barack Obama begins, and … more bad news. First, businesses foresee a flood of regulations as Obama uses the executive branch to push an agenda that has no chance of getting through Congress: President Obama has begun to wield the power of the executive to press forward with a second-term agenda that delights the left and terrifies the right.When he said "we must act" in his inaugural address last week, liberals cheered him on, and conservatives saw that the electoral earthquake of November is likely to be followed...
  • Trending on Twitter: #ObamaWarFilms

    01/28/2013 7:39:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/28/13 | Tweets
    The cuts in the military are beginning to hit home. So, the hashtag that is trending now is "#ObamaWarFilms". Here are some of what is being posted... Zero Dark Thirty And The Following Seven And A Half Hours That I Abandoned American Citizens. #Bengahzi #ObamaWarFilms MooChelle's Hypocritical Battle Of The Bulge” Forget the Alamo! Blame Silent Blame Deep The Good, the Obama and the Ugly. Missing in Action You Didn't Build That Bridge Over The River Kwai Red Dawn remake... Communists win A Stimulus Too Far The Hawaiian Candidate Ice Station Mom Jeans "Full Metal Forehead" Starring Joe Biden Overseas...
  • Gun Control's Potemkin Village

    01/28/2013 7:37:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Steve Chapman
    Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback. One thing hasn't changed: The agenda includes mostly measures that will have little or no effect on the problems they are supposed to address. They are Potemkin remedies—presentable facades with empty space behind them. This is something that supporters as well as opponents labor to conceal. Treating them as serious allows them both to posture for their...
  • Social Security Disability Program May Hit Shortfalls by 2016

    01/28/2013 7:35:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 01/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Social Security will eventually hit the wall, but Social Security Disability Insurance may hit the wall even before Obama heads off to a permanent vacation on the many golf courses of Hawaii or rewrites the Living Constitution to become Emperor of Post-America. Over the long term, Social Security and Medicare have promised tens of trillions of dollars more in benefits than the nation can pay for under current policies. But Social SecurityÂ’s disability trust fund is in even worse shape, and current estimates say by 2016 it wonÂ’t have enough money to pay full benefits.The fiscal security of the disability...
  • Russia Bolshoi Ballet acid victim: I forgive my attacker

    01/28/2013 7:31:04 PM PST · by Altariel · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Steve Gutterman, Reuters
    MOSCOW -- The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet says he has forgiven the attacker who splashed acid in his face and has pledged to return to the stage.His head shaven and a bandage around his neck, Sergei Filin told a Russian television station from his hospital room that he was determined to return to work despite his injuries. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Filin, 42, suffered severe burns during the attack on his way home from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow late on Jan. 18. Doctors have performed two operations on each...
  • White House Petition - Obama to interview with Bill O'Reilly

    01/28/2013 7:24:46 PM PST · by Heff · 11 replies
    Just having fun here.... but I need to get to 150 signatures to get this to the public side.
  • Former SEIU union local president convicted of embezzlement ( Unions are Corporations)

    01/28/2013 7:23:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan 28 2013
    The former president of California’s largest union local was found guilty by a federal jury in Los Angeles on Monday of stealing from the low-wage workers he represented. Tyrone Freeman, who led Local 6434 of the Service Employees International Union, was convicted on 14 criminal counts, including embezzlement of union funds, violating tax laws and mail fraud. As president of SEIU Local 6434 -- the second-largest SEIU chapter in the nation -- Freeman, 43, represented 160,000 low-wage healthcare workers who cared for the elderly and people with disabilities. He also represented 30,000 workers as president of the California United Homecare...
  • High Taxes Cripple Hawaii’s Economic Growth

    01/28/2013 7:23:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, January 28th, 2013 | Lowell Kalapa
    In kicking the proverbial can down the road, Congressional leaders acquiesced to the demand that wealthier Americans pay higher taxes. The higher taxes came in the form of a higher maximum tax rate on those individuals making more than $400,000 and the loss of the favorable tax treatment accorded dividend and capital gains income. Such a strategy pandered to the majority of Americans who don’t believe they are “rich,” but fall into the great “middle class” which the politicians claimed they were protecting. In the meantime, those very politicians have deferred dealing with the real issue that is out of...
  • The Problem Is Not Gun Laws': Watch the Emotional Speech by a Sandy Hook Victim’s Dad That Got a

    01/28/2013 7:21:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/28/13 | Billy Hallowell
    Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School appeared before a subcommittee of the Connecticut Legislature on Monday to speak about gun control. While some used the platform to promote stricter firearms legislation, at least one parent became passionate, claiming that there are more than enough laws on the books, that current regulations simply need to be enforced and that the nation needs to embrace personal responsibility. Mark Mattioli, whose six-year-old son James perished inside of the school, testified that a plethora of new gun laws isn’t the answer and that, instead, personal responsibility, accountability and civility are the...
  • More Immigration "Reform?"

    01/28/2013 7:20:34 PM PST · by zerosix · 6 replies
    U. S. Congress ^ | January 28, 2012/November 6, 1986 | Self
    When liberals of either stripe whine about the "necessity of reforming our laws regarding immigration" please direct them to the above-captioned Act passed and signed into law in 1986.It's time to put the onus on their backs and toss questions right back at them as President Reagan and the conservatives in the U.S. were "assured" that we would never again need to legalize those in our country illegally!
  • Aviano based F-16 crashes in Adriatic [USAF, 31st FW]

    01/28/2013 7:18:56 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 1/28/2013 | Asif Shamim
    Italian newswires are reporting a USAFE F-16 has crashed into the Adriatic. The status of the pilot is currently unknown. Early reports which have yet to be confirmed indicate the F-16 was part of formation of jets when it crashed. Search and Rescue is currently underway to recover the pilot. The plane lost contact with the control tower at about 1900 GMT and the Italian coast guard has also joined in the search in the Adriatic Sea, where the jet is presumed to have gone down.
  • Army training exercise happening on Houston's south side

    01/28/2013 7:18:43 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 83 replies
    ABC13 Houston ^ | 1-28-13 | Staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appears there's a massive SWAT scene happening. People have been calling police, as well as our newsroom, saying they're hearing gunshots in the area of Scott and Airport. It turns out, the Army says, it's a multi-agency training drill. They're doing it at the old Carnegie High School.
  • The Cristero War (North American troops fire on their own citizens)

    01/28/2013 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 9 replies
    wikipedia ^ | current | Unknown
    Mexico’s Cristero War (1926-29) was a grassroots rebellion against the administration of Plucarto Elias Calles, who provoked the Catholic community by arresting priests and forcing the closure of all churches with military force. He sought to restrict – if not eliminate – Catholicism from the country. Excerpt...
  • Will Huma Mahmood Abedin loose her security clearence?

    01/28/2013 7:12:18 PM PST · by WellyP · 10 replies
    WellyP | 28 Jan. 2013 | WellyP
    Will Huma Adedin lose her security clearence as soon as Hillary steps down from SOS? Huma Mahmood Abedin (born 1976) is an American deputy chief of staff and aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Ties to Muslim Brotherhood: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/312211/huma-abedin-s-muslim-brotherhood-ties-andrew-c-mccarthy#
  • How should I sell an old pick-up?

    01/28/2013 7:03:40 PM PST · by McGarrett · 43 replies
    01/28/2013 | Mcgarrett
    I have a pair of old 50's era Dodge pick-ups that have been sitting in the woods since the 1960's. Is it worth my while to try to sell them to someone who restores old vehicles, or just sell them to the junk yard?
  • Read & React: Maine Man Uses .22 for Defense in Home Invasion

    01/28/2013 7:00:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 4 March, 3012 | Richard Nance
    As McIntyre and Dellairo continued to batter Williams and Ramos, Williams broke free and ran to his bedroom, where he armed himself with a .22-caliber handgun equipped with a laser sight. Williams shot McIntyre in the leg then followed him, Dellairo, and the female out of the apartment. While outside the apartment, Dellairo lunged at Williams with a knife. In response, Williams “fired off a couple surprised rounds,” which struck Dellairo’s hip. As the three fled, they entered a vehicle, possibly with a second female. Williams fired two rounds that impacted the vehicle’s trunk in an effort to aid police...
  • Report: Athletes Fleeing California Due to High Taxes

    01/28/2013 6:55:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/13 | Tony Lee
    The mainstream media bullied professional golfer Phil Mickelson into apologizing for criticizing California's high taxes and threatening to leave the state because of California's high income tax rate. But California's high taxes have been forcing many athletes--including those far from the limelight and who have not made as much money as Mickelson--to leave the state for fiscal reasons. Tiger Woods said he left California because of high taxes in 1996. According to the Wall Street Journal, Woods' net savings over those 16 years come to about $100 million. Mickelson, meanwhile, earned nearly $60.7 million last year. After Proposition 30, Mickelson...