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  • Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense shows off a flying sphere robot (w/ video)

    06/14/2011 6:37:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | June 10, 2011 | by Katie Gatto
    If the robot is tumbled to the ground, or swatted by someone with wants to toy with it, the bot will roll to absorb the impact and prevent as much damage as possible. This same trick works on other surfaces, should the robot bounce into walls, fixtures on the walls or anyone who happens to be in the room. Though, at this stage the robot cannot apologize for this breach of etiquette, which in Japan is an important detail. Navigation for this robot is achieved with a single propeller that gives the device thrust. The device also features a set...
  • #Weinergate update: Coed being scrubbed from Google.

    05/28/2011 10:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | May 29, 2011 | Moe Lane
    OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress.  But that was before Ace of Spades demolished this argument utterly (H/T: Neil Stevens) (remember, folks [and bad Moe!]: identity theft is a crime), so now I am taking this seriously as a possible scandal, and I found something interesting going...
  • Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licenses

    05/16/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 4/20/11 | Sara Lenz
    Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licensesBy Sara Lenz, Deseret News Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:34 p.m. MDT Lawmakers around the country are looking at a new way to keep kids in school not letting them get a drivers license if they drop out. Although Minnesota's law states that students only have to stay in school until they are 16, lawmakers there are considering a bill that would not allow school dropouts to get their license, the StarTribune reported on Tuesday. "Driving is not a right, it's a privilege, and it's perfectly within bounds for the state government to...
  • Hollywoods Two Minutes of Hate

    05/09/2011 8:03:57 PM PDT · by MrTim29 · 8 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 05/09/11 | Tim Ross
    In George Orwells novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Party members of Orwells futuristic society are forced to watch daily the governments Two Minutes Hate a film projected on telescreens depicting The Partys enemies. The purpose was to brainwash its own skeptical citizens and reinforce the rest using emotionally based sound and images. Today, we just call it television. The marriage between the Democrat Party and Hollywood is the new Big Brother. And Big Brother is tasked with indoctrinating a large society into a left wing perspective. The most efficient way is to present a single message to a massive audience and this...
  • Killing the Bin Laden Within ( Excellent article)

    05/06/2011 8:15:21 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    A group of Navy SEALS may have stormed a Pakistani garrison town and taken off the top of Bin Laden's head, but he still lives on in the heads of the political establishment. The big Bin Laden has gone to feed the sharks, but it is the little Bin Laden who dictated that he receive a Muslim burial, forbade the release of the death photos and warned off the town of Virginia Beach from celebrating their hometown heroes. It was never the big Bin Laden that the West was afraid of, but the little one. A small turbaned figure that...
  • Keeping our radar focused on the membership (Mormon)

    04/27/2011 9:53:48 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 31 replies
    Life in Utah ^ | April 27, 2011 | Eric Johnson
    Pity the poor singles who live in the Salt Lake City area of Utah. 5,000 single Latter-day Saints between the ages of 18 to 30 who gathered at the LDS Churchs Conference Center were told by Apostle M. Russell Ballard that 147 student and Young Single Adult wards between North Salt Lake and 4500 South in Taylorsville are being dissolved. In their place will be 121 new Young Single Adult wards. The reason for the change: too many Latter-day Saints in this age range are abandoning the faith. Redrawing the boundaries has been tried in other parts of Utah...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propoganda

    02/20/2011 6:54:49 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week. Click here to view the government contract (PDF) According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing...
  • Dont put wire on your windows it might hurt burglars!

    02/13/2011 5:12:15 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13th February 2011
    Residents in Surrey and Kent villages have been ordered by police to remove wire mesh from their windows as burglars could be injured. Home owners in the villages of Tandridge and Tatsfield in Surrey and in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge in Kent have said they are furious that they are being branded 'criminals' for protecting their property. Locals had reinforced their windows with wire mesh after a series of shed thefts but were told by community police officers that the wire was 'dangerous' and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they 'hurt themselves'.
  • Lost Pres. Reagan Tape found in time for 100th Birthday celebration

    02/10/2011 9:09:22 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 34 replies ^ | February 6, 2011 | Anthony V. Masella Jr
    Fifteen years before there was a Community website called, there was a Community Cable Channel that was run by Anthony Masella Jr. in Kent, Ohio that covered local events of interest for the community and cablecasted them on the cable system. After four years of covering events for the community using a video camera the end had come for this experiment in journalism. The cable company was to be sold at the end of 1984 and Masella decided to relocate to Land OLakes but before he did, he had one last assignment, the 1984 Presidential Campaign Ohio Whistle stop...

    01/28/2011 11:01:28 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    EMAIL | noguff
    The following was emailed to me from a friend on youtube named noguff He is an excellent activist promoting libertarianism and always has something excellent to say. He emailed for example this...25 OF THE BIGGEST PROPAGANDA LIES FROM THE LEFT 1. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS were rich racist White men only interested in their own wealth & status, and were non-religious Liberals. 2. THE CONSTITUTION is outdated and has nothing to do with a modern society. It was made to be constantly changed to serve the changing needs of society. Politicians no longer need to abide by it because we should...
  • The Orwellian Doublespeak of Media Matters David Brock

    01/18/2011 10:18:19 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them George Orwell thus laid the groundwork for the coinage of doublespeak, at best a simple euphemism, sometimes mere ambiguity, and at worst deliberate deceit. The purpose of doublethink is to synthesize the irrational. The purpose of doublespeak is to...
  • So, You Want Government Run Health Care, Do You ?

    01/18/2011 10:15:56 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 5 replies ^ | January 5, 2011 | Alan Levy
    Gather 'round, fellow Right Wing Extremists! It's short story fiction time! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It was a cold winter morning. Mary Jane was happy she wasn't pregnant during the summer. All of her friends who had been pregnant during the summer were universally miserable. This cool weather was a welcome treat, as she remembered that awful time in Florida when she and her husband Ric went to Miami to celebrate The Chairman's 5th term in office. Her appreciation of the wonderful Detroitoronto winter soon melted away into worry. Dr. Charrington, Mary Jane's assigned OB-GYN, wanted to see her right away. Like most...
  • The Mantra Of Democrat Party: Your Eyes And Ears Are Wrong

    01/18/2011 6:44:56 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 2 replies
    "The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right. The obvious, the silly, and the true had got to be defended. Truisms are true, hold on to that! The solid world exists, its laws do not...
  • <strike> Emmanuel Goldstein</strike> <em>Sarah Palin</em> Two-Minutes Hate

    01/16/2011 7:24:06 AM PST · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies
    Ortho Opinions ^ | 15 January 2011 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT newsroom at MSNBC, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the centre of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate. The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one's teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one's neck. The Hate had started. As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein Sarah...
  • Gipper's Greatest Hits: 'Morning in America'

    01/08/2011 12:34:30 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Reagan re-election campaign's famed 1984 TV commercial... I can remember this playing on TV like it was yesterday. And back in late Summer/Fall 1984, I had the pleasure of seeing Reagan speak live twice... once just once 100 ft from the whistle-stop tour's platform. He ended his speeches in those days with "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"- while going on to bring our country 8 of the best years it's ever seen... [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican Have a great weekend, FReeper patriots~ MoreGipper's Greatestfeatures-here-
  • New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the 'n' word

    01/04/2011 6:59:28 AM PST · by MissTed · 74 replies
    EW ^ | 1/3/11 | Keith Staskiewicz
    What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books upcoming edition of Mark Twains seminal novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will remove all instances of the n wordIll give you a hint, its not nonesuchpresent in the text and replace it with slave. The new book will also remove usage of the word Injun. The effort is spearheaded by Twain expert Alan Gribben, who says his PC-ified version is not an attempt to neuter the classic but rather to update it. Race matters in these books, Gribben told PW. Its a matter of how you express that in...
  • Need help refuting some communist talking points

    12/23/2010 11:51:00 AM PST · by mainestategop · 61 replies · 3+ views
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    So Im in the middel of a debate between a group of left wing commies Very hard core I might add. The debate was touched off after a friend of mine from California who was a homeschooling mother of 3 kids came under attack by the commies. It was started off by an evil woman named vampiressontheprowlq who is known for calling freedom a form of fascism and advocating the destruction of America on youtube with her girlfriend and lover. Here are some excerpts of the filth I have recieved... Ray Bradbury wrote "Fahrenheit 451", from fresh thoughts in his...
  • No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels

    12/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tony Lee
    Though the group is barely formed, two things seem patently obvious. First, since elite liberals have failed in branding themselves as liberal and then progressives in a country that is center-right, No Labels seems to be another center-left attempt at re-branding the movement. Taken in this light, the groups deciding not to have a label says a lot about how poorly any group or policy that has an overt center-left tag performs in the center-right political marketplace. Second, No Labels, which purportedly seeks consensus on a range of issues, accomplished its primary goal of bringing together the left, right, and...
  • Obama signs child nutrition bill

    12/13/2010 9:37:13 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 13, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of child nutrition standards Monday, enacting a law meant to encourage better eating habits in part by giving the federal government more authority to set standards for food sold in vending machines and elsewhere on school grounds. Among other things, the $4.5 billion measure provides more money to poor areas to subsidize free meals and requires schools to abide by health guidelines drafted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To help offset the higher cost of including more fruits and vegetables, the bill increases the reimbursement rate for school lunches. The bill is...
  • Homeland Security - Walmart Public Service Announcement

    12/12/2010 12:19:16 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | today | letswakeuptoday
    There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment... (ORWELL 1984)
  • Homeland Security - Walmart Public Service Announcement

    12/12/2010 12:19:00 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 5 replies
    you tube ^ | today | letswakeuptoday
    There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment... (ORWELL 1984)
  • Big Sis Is Out Of Control

    12/12/2010 10:39:28 AM PST · by AmericaTalks · 84 replies · 1+ views
    America Talks ^ | 12/12/10 | David Zublick
    Revelations that the Department of Homeland Security is instituting a program by which citizens will be asked to rat one another out has sent reverberations throughout the land. Has 1984 finally come to America? First, it was the invasive body scans and pat-downs at U.S. airports. These sexual assaults on the American people may soon be extended to other forms of mass transportation. And in at least one major U.S. city, pat- downs are already being conducted by police on the streets targeting people who act suspicious, by doing things such as putting their hands in their coat pocket. How...
  • $11,000 fine, arrest possible for some who refuse airport scans and pat downs

    11/20/2010 7:31:28 AM PST · by chickadee · 322 replies · 3+ views ^ | 11/20/10 | John Lantigua
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport. That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest. "Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave that process," says Sari Koshetz, regional TSA...
  • Communist Party covers up support for Obama

    11/08/2010 5:44:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 7, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    The Communist Party USA has scrubbed its website of references that stated it "actively supported" President Obama's election. An article posted on the party's official website on Dec. 30, 2007, previously stated, "Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election." The article was referring to Obama's 2004 election to the Senate. It detailed how the African-American community and trade unionists played key roles in defeating the "ultra right." "This was also reflected in the historic election of Barack Obama. Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election," stated the article, a screen shot of which was captured by...
  • FBI allegedly caught using GPS to spy on student

    10/08/2010 12:27:44 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-08-2010 | Kim Zetter
    (Wired) -- A California student got a visit from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online.
  • Curiouser and Curiouser! Cried Alice

    09/24/2010 10:05:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-23-10 | Skookum
    The concept of an Elite was described by George Orwell in his book 1984: his portrayal was so graphic it seems our current Socialists borrow as heavily from Orwell as they do from Alynsky. Orwell condemned and ridiculed the Elite: Alynsky described how to use the concept to achieve power and confuse the opposition. Both the authors have been extremely useful in defining the mission for the Elite wannabe, the Rules for Radicals is an effective guide that capitalizes on the absurdity that is the image of the Elite: an image that is still useful in the audacity of...
  • Airport Scanner Technology Mounted On US Gov't Vans To Scan What's In Nearby Vehicles

    08/26/2010 10:44:09 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 38 replies
    techdirt ^ | August 25, 2010 | Unknown
    Airport Scanner Technology Mounted On US Gov't Vans To Scan What's In Nearby Vehicles from the illegal-search? dept Already thought those full body scanners at the airports were a bit much when it came to privacy? How about having government officials sitting in a van next to you scanning your car as you drive by with the same basic technology, without you even knowing about it? Jay points us to the news that a version of the same backscatter x-ray scanner technology found in airports has also been sold to the US and other governments to mount on vans to...
  • The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS

    08/25/2010 9:52:33 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 129 replies ^ | 8-25-10 | Adam Cohen
    Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway - and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements. That is the bizarre - and scary - rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government...
  • Pelosi Tells America to Shut Up on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/19/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | August 19, 2010 | Chris Battle
    Nancy Pelosi had some choice words for the American public yesterday: Shut up. If youve got an opinion about the N.Y. mosque controversy, better keep it to yourself or you could end up under investigation in the House Star Chamber. Pelosi says she wants to know how opposition to the mosque is being ginned up. She wants to know whos funding this anger. She wants to know what the hell is wrong with the 61 percent of Americans who evidently disagree with her views. (Her disingenuous view being that this is a zoning issue only and all the national controversy...
  • O'Malley's spy cameras (Maryland governor uses tax dollars to track your every move)

    08/08/2010 1:09:00 PM PDT · by goldendays · 62 replies ^ | 08/09/10 |
    With great fanfare, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday announced his use of your tax dollars to track every move made by Maryland motorists. The Democratic chief executive will spend $2 million in federal grants to double the number of roadside and mobile spy cameras, with the data centrally collected at a "fusion center" accessible to government bureaucrats.ike speed cameras and red-light cameras, Mr. O'Malley's license-plate recognition cameras photograph the plates of passing motorists. Within a matter of seconds, a computer system looks up the vehicle owner's identity and cross-references it against a "wanted" list after recording the time, date and...
  • Bob Turner, a Challenger for Anthony Weiner (only a +5 Dem district)

    07/30/2010 6:23:46 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 6 replies · 1+ views
    National review ^ | June 28, 2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Its a wild political climate out there. In keeping with the blistering heat afflicting previously ultra-safe incumbents, a happily retired Queens businessman by the name of Bob Turner thinks he can unseat his Democratic congressman, six-term representative Anthony Weiner. Its a long shot, but crazier things have happened. Just ask Sen. Scott Brown. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
  • U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs (Big Bro)

    07/20/2010 5:25:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    Torrent Freak ^ | 7-16-2010 | Written by enigmax
    After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of a history of abuse. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result. Hot on the heels of recent threats from Vice President Joe Biden and Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel directed at sites offering unauthorized movies and music, last month U.S....
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks

    06/01/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 1,525+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/1/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable broadcast networks. A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news. The groups also charge that syndicated radio and cable television programs "masquerading as news" use hate as a profit model.
  • 7 anti-Apple cliches that need to die

    05/31/2010 8:14:20 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 122 replies · 1,331+ views
    TUAW ^ | 29 May 2010 | Chris Rawson
    7 anti-Apple cliches that need to dieby Chris Rawson (RSS feed) on May 29th 2010 at 8:30PMPC vs. Mac flamewars are older than the web itself, but it seems like the more popular/successful Apple gets, the more heated the argument gets on both sides. Almost any debate about the relative merits of one platform or another is guaranteed to degenerate into an all-out shouting match. In the midst of all the fighting and name calling, the oddest thing happens: almost every time, you'll see a lot of the same points being raised by both sides again and again. Some of...
  • ABC News Video--Whistleblowers Expose Massive Government Violations of Privacy

    05/24/2010 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 15 replies · 992+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/24/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    When the Conservative Examiner presented proof in a 7-part series that the Obama government is engaging in covert activities to rob citizens of their liberties, naysayers dismissed the information as 'inconclusive,' despite the reliability of the unnamed sources for that information. However, ABC News interviewed a whistleblower who exposes a massive government intrusion into the privacy of all citizens by reading their emails and Instant Messages, listening to their phone calls, monitoring their movements on the Internet, and tracking the 'Patriot movement' as a 'violent threat' to national security, although no one in the Patriot movement has engaged in such...
  • Welcome to the World of Newspeak

    05/13/2010 10:10:01 AM PDT · by tflabo · 11 replies · 476+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/13/10 from Oct, 2009 | Janet Levy
    Newspeak was created to institute thought control and thereby exert political control through restrictive changes to the language. The term is now commonly used to refer to attempts to obscure the truth, especially in political rhetoric which abounds with instances of it. For example, President Obama's administration has officially replaced "terrorism" with the phrase "man-caused disasters." Terrorist activity, such as suicide bombings perpetuated by Al Qaeda and other Islamic groups, is now benignly called "anti-Islamic acts." In abortion debates, the taking of a human life is reframed as a "woman's right to choose."
  • Kids and the Surveillance Culture

    05/12/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 31 replies · 611+ views
    SnapScouts ^ | 2010 | MiniTru, LLC
    Want to earn tons of cool badges and prizes while competing with you friends to see who can be the best American? Download the SnapScouts app for your Android phone (iPhone app coming soon) and get started patrolling your neighborhood. It's up to you to keep America safe! If you see something suspicious, Snap it! If you see someone who doesn't belong, Snap it! Not sure if someone or something is suspicious? Snap it anyway! Play with your friends and family to see who can get the best prizes. Join the SnapScouts today! SnapScout Features * Colorful interface and sounds...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • Bailout Bill Would Require Banks to Track and Report Personal Checking Accounts to Feds

    04/29/2010 5:32:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 93 replies · 4,864+ views ^ | April 29,2010 | Capitol Confidential
    Its amazing to watch the civil libertarians hide when Democrats propose the most sweeping intrusions of privacy in generations. In addition to the litany of bad policies contained in the Dodd Financial Reform bill is this nugget on pages 1039-1040. In short, it extends government reach to every deposit account of every citizen. Subtitle G of the Dodd discussion draft bill requires that records be maintained and reported for each branch, automated teller machine at which deposits are accepted, and other deposit taking service facility with respect to any financial institution, the financial institution shall maintain a record of the...
  • 1984 anyone?

    Want a chip in your body?
  • Obama Administration Violates Minimum Wage Laws for Propaganda Films

    04/20/2010 12:58:46 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 15 replies · 699+ views ^ | April 20, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Only a matter of time, you must think, before you can call a toll-free number at the White House to place a bet on your favorite football team. Let the games begin. The Obama administration is playing politics by offering some lucky contest winner $2500 of your American dollars for best pro-Obama Big Government propaganda film of 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency is running the contest yes, that now extremely controversial agency with an extremely controversial mission to explain to the American people why Barack Obama should be able to order the EPA to implement his own...
  • Narc that Car - heads up - people hired to rat out your license plate to whomever is willing to pay.

    04/19/2010 8:28:41 AM PDT · by 1st I.D Vet · 11 replies · 1,086+ views
    The gist of this "opportunity" is that they use MLM techniques to enter in car license plates and locations it was seen into a google maps style database. so if you frequent a store and one of these people see you there, the note the location and the plate and presto you're in a DB. this is nuts. pass it on.
  • Starbucks sticks to its guns, Colorado Freedom haters throw fit

    04/19/2010 6:58:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 24 replies · 867+ views
    MainestateGOP ^ | 4/19/10 | MainestateGOP
    Starbucks Coffee shops recently told liberalnazis and socialist moon bats throughout America to blow it out their noses when confronted over not banning firearms in its stores. Gun control activists have quietly been going door to door in major city businesses demanding that they make their stores gun free. Those that do not comply face threats of boycotts and harassment buy the gun grabbing haters. This is an easy task in liberal cities or concerning companies run by leftists such as those in California. California Pizza Kitchen and Peet's Coffee and Tea are two companies that have changed their rules...
  • NPR changes archive regarding president's birth

    04/15/2010 5:59:30 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 62 replies · 1,667+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | APRIL 15, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    National Public Radio has joined Snopes and UPI among websites that have changed their archives regarding Barack Obama to bring their stories into alignment, in NPR's case eliminating a statement about the "Kenyan-born" senator "since Obama was born in Hawaii." WND reported recently when the archives of the subsidized broadcast outlet referenced Obama's birthplace as Kenya and called him a "son of Africa." But the records were altered shortly after the WND story was posted, and NPR ombudsman, Alicia Shepard, has explained, "I would hope they would correct factually inaccurate information since Obama was born in Hawaii." She explained further....
  • AP Headline: 'Crash the Tea Party' organizer is threatened (media found their talking point)

    04/14/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 81 replies · 2,753+ views
    AP ^ | April 14, 2010 11:25 AM ET | no byline
    ...Beaverton Middle School teacher Jason Levin's group wants to infiltrate the Tea Party to discredit the organization. But since Levin's name has been associated with the "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he has been harassed by people who say they belong to that group. Levin told KATU-TV that his phone has been ringing around the clock and his answering machine is recording threats...
  • Insurers attaching boxes to cars to collect data, set rates

    03/27/2010 8:11:49 AM PDT · by redreno · 55 replies · 1,383+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, March 27, 2010 | 2:05 a.m. | Kyle Hansen
    A small, blue plastic box may be the future of car insurance. The box, which plugs into the on-board diagnostic port of the car, wirelessly sends data to the drivers insurance company. If motorists dont mind sharing information with their insurer, it may save them some money. This is really where we think auto insurance is headed, said AAA Nevada spokesman Michael Geeser. We want to use the most accurate information we can, and this is one way of gathering that. Nevada is the first state to get the service, called uDrive, for AAA. But if it is a success...
  • 1,000 fine for using wrong bin: Families face new crackdown over household waste

    03/17/2010 11:48:20 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies · 767+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18th March 2010 | David Derbyshire
    Householders could be fined up to 1,000 if they fail to comply with complex new rules on refuse sorting. Food scraps, tea bags and vegetable peelings thrown into the wrong dustbin could land them with hefty penalties under government plans to be unveiled today. Families could end up with five different bins and receptacles - including compulsory slop buckets for food waste - and be forced to sift through rubbish for anything that can be recycled, reused or converted into electricity. The proposals are the brainchild of environment secretary Hilary Benn
  • BREAKING: Healthcare Reform reconciliation bill is posted! 2300+ pages and includes student loan

    03/14/2010 7:48:42 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 420 replies · 19,707+ views ^ | 3/14/2010 | James Wright
    To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010. 2300+ pages and includes student loans. Happy reading...
  • Guess Who's Coming to Your House!

    03/08/2010 11:55:00 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 51 replies · 503+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/10 | Ken Blackwell
    It's all supposed to be voluntary, those "home visits" that are tucked into the mammoth Obamacare bill. If you have a strong stomach, and a stronger bottom, you can find home visitation on pages 568-595. That's Section 2951 of H.R. 3590, the Senate bill that Harry Reid brought down the chimney on Christmas Eve. All voluntary, they say, but once you "volunteer" to have the oh-so-helpful folks from Social Services come in to help with your newborns, or with a number of other specified issues, will you ever be able to get rid of them? The bill provides for federal...