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  • Classic Obama charade: Appoint a crony to investigate himself

    08/13/2013 9:47:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 8-13-13 | Andrew Malcolm
    Big headlines last Friday, as President Obama planned, for his news conference announcement. He was naming "a high-level group of outside experts" to probe the nation's entire intelligence apparatus for abuses to boost transparency and reassure Americans worried about their civil freedoms in a new era of vast government surveillance technology. Obama said he himself was absolutely confident no abuses exist. But fears had been stoked by the Snowden leaks and revelations of the immense scope of NSA snooping on civilian society in the name of fighting terrorism. "It’s not enough for me, as President, to have confidence in these...
  • More to Learn about Lerner's Abuses

    06/14/2013 7:40:46 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Recall that as head of the Enforcement Office at the FEC, it seems that Lois Lerner spearheaded the harassment of conservative groups, specifically the Christian Coalition. Well, according to George Will, Lois Lerner had her finger in at least one other pie, specifically the US Senate race between Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Al Salvi: In the fall of 1996, at the campaign's climax, Democrats filed with the Federal Elections Commission charges alleging campaign finance violations by Salvi's campaign. These charges dominated the campaign's closing days. Salvi spoke by phone with the head of the FEC's Enforcement Division, who he...
  • Police Militarization, Abuses of Power, and the Road to Impeachment

    04/04/2013 6:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 4/4/13 | James Simpson
    These are trying times. Never in the history of this country have we been so weakened and polarized by what many view as deliberate government policy. Now anti-gunners in the U.S. Congress, the Obama administration, and legislatures across the country are seeking to exploit the Newtown tragedy to promote their “gun control” agenda that envisions federal, universal background checks on gun purchases, and that could lead to gun registration and confiscation. At the same time, the increasing militarization of law enforcement, most visibly demonstrated by the growing use of massive, SWAT-type raids on businesses and individuals, sometimes with federal
  • Prosecutors threaten our freedom

    07/11/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/11/2011 | John R. Smith
    Casey Anthony. The name and the trial spark emotion. But there is a far deeper issue lurking beneath, a monster of much greater importance. Recent years have borne witness to the rampant rise of prosecutorial zeal in the courts. While no responsible citizen wants crime unpunished, prosecutors, in all their forms, have been growing in power and influence. When prosecutorial power teams up with political ambition or a high-reaching career path, we must watch carefully the potential threat to individual liberty.
  • 'Lockdown, pay up' (IL work comp)

    01/18/2011 8:43:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | January 17, 2011
    Lockdown, pay up January 17, 2011 Here's something to digest with your big new Illinois income tax increase: You would assume that the Menard Correctional Center is a dangerous place to work. It does, after all, hold violent prisoners. You probably wouldn't assume that the biggest injury risk for the guards is locking and unlocking the doors. Or that this is costing you a lot of money. Illinois has paid out at least $10 million over the last three years in workers' compensation claims to employees at the southern Illinois prison. Much of the money has gone to corrections officers...
  • Rome is Powerless in Germany

    11/29/2010 12:10:24 AM PST · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/28/2010 | Tancred
    (kreuz.net) "As the Priest Network was in Rome for the Priestly Year this Summer and we have been in contact with various dicasteries, we were shaken by the powerlessness and helplessness of the Roman authorities in the face of Germany's plight." Hendrick Jolie (46) said this in an interview in the most recent edition of the Catholic monthly magazine 'Kirchliche Umschau'. Fr. Jolie is a Pastor in the Diocese of Mainz and member of the Spokesman Committee of the 'Network of Catholic Priests' [Netzwerks Katholischer Priester].
  • Liturgy: A Scandalous Photo is Worth 1000 Words

    08/26/2010 4:33:22 AM PDT · by 0beron · 6 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/26/2010 | Tancred
    Liturgical Abuses: A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words Italy. From Friday to Sunday there will be a "Ratznger Schülerkreis" over the supposed "fruitfulness and success of the Second Vatican Council". As the primary speaker, the new President of Christian Unity, Archbishop Kurt Koch, will speak. He is speaking under the title: "The Second Vatican Council between Tradition and Innovation". In a second essay he will mention the Liturgical Constitution of the Second Vatican Council and the devastating post-Conciliar liturgical reform. Link goes to photos:
  • Gazans tell Israeli investigators of Hamas abuses

    02/02/2009 5:19:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/2/09 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Nuaf Atar spoke about the use of Gazan schools to shoot rockets at Israel. Zabhi Atar revealed that Hamas used food coupons to entice Palestinians to join its ranks and Hamad Zalah said Hamas took control of UNRWA food supplies transferred to Gaza and refused to distribute them to people affiliated with Fatah. More than 100 Palestinians were captured during the three-week operation but most were released and only a few dozen - members of Hamas and other terrorist factions - are still being held by Israel, officials said. Some of them may be used as bargaining chips in negotiations...
  • Colorado Labor Abuses

    06/20/2008 11:26:22 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 2 replies · 78+ views
    Right to Work Blog ^ | June 20, 2008 | Right to Work Blog
    The Denver Post ran a column by Al Lewis that questioned the need to enact a Right to Work law in Colorado and the reaction has been visceral. Dozens of citizens have taken it upon themselves to teach Mr. Lewis a thing or two about the unfairness of forced unionism. A sample of the reaction: * . . . I am 72 years old and had been in the work force for 50 years prior to my employment with the City of Boulder and this is the FIRST time that I have ever been in a union. $10.00 a month...
  • Let's Boycott the "China Olympics" !

    03/18/2008 1:28:21 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 205+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 03/18/08 | vanity
    We've boycotted Olympic games before-usually for human rights abuses. Considering what's happening in Tibet-AND-the levels of pollution in Beijing- it's time to do it again!!
  • UFI Gains Access to New Jersey State Agency Report that Resulted in Abortion Clinic Closure

    01/22/2008 12:59:46 PM PST · by TundraNews · 2 replies · 67+ views
    United Families International ^ | January 22, 2008 | Dennis Durband
    It's often said that the abortion industry is under-regulated. Former abortion clinic employees have described some appalling and filthy conditions inside the centers. Their reports to the outside world describe abortion centers that are anything but clean and sanitary. Last summer, the State of New Jersey forced an abortion clinic to close down for violation of numerous regulations. The Alternatives abortion clinic, located in Atlantic City, was closed after an inspection by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' Division of Health Care Quality and Oversight. Stemming from an anonymous complaint, the investigation resulted in a 104-page summary...
  • UN sees Iranian rights abuses (adopted the resolution by a vote of 73-53 with 55 abstentions)

    12/18/2007 7:06:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 80+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/07 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly approved a draft resolution Tuesday expressing "deep concern" at the systematic human rights violations in Iran, including torture, flogging, amputations, stoning and public executions. The 192-member world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 73-53 with 55 abstentions. The resolution is not legally binding but carries moral weight and reflects the majority view of world opinion. The resolution was introduced by Canada and backed by the United States and Western nations. It was opposed by many countries whose human rights records have been criticized and who object to the General Assembly targeting...
  • Chinatown

    10/20/2007 6:57:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies · 70+ views
    Power Liine ^ | October 20, 2007 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday Glenn Reynolds cited the (Los Angeles Times's) latest report on Hillary's dirty money with the tag another (Hsu drops). The Times found pockets of financial support for Ms. Hillary in what appear to be unlikely places:"All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton." "Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring...
  • "IT IS THE HOLY FATHER WHO WILL DECIDE" - Ranjith

    02/21/2007 5:39:44 PM PST · by Frank Sheed · 34 replies · 527+ views
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 "IT IS THE HOLY FATHER WHO WILL DECIDE" - Ranjith [Courtesy, Inside the Vatican] All who are interested in the Church’s liturgy are wondering if the Pope will soon issue a motu proprio allowing the celebration of the "Old Mass," and (if he does), what it will say. One of the Vatican’s liturgists sheds light on the Pope’s plans ANTHONY VALLE: Your Excellency, you have been generous in giving several interviews to the international press regarding liturgy since becoming the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship. Some of your statements have been misinterpreted and aroused...
  • Punjab Police Fabricating Terrorism through Illegal Detention and Torture

    10/07/2005 1:23:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies · 713+ views
    ENSAAF ^ | October 5, 2005 | ENSAAF
    ENSAAF today released its report, Punjab Police: Fabricating Terrorism through Illegal Detention and Torture (June 2005 to August 2005) (http://www.ensaaf.org/ft-report.html). This report details human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in recent militancy-related arrests. From June 2005 to August 2005, Indian police claim to have arrested several dozen individuals intent on reviving or supporting militancy in Punjab. These arrests center around the apprehension of Jagtar Singh Hawara, the main accused in the 1995 assassination of Punjab’s chief minister. In August and September 2005, ENSAAF documented 28 cases of detention of Punjabis accused of militancy-related activities. Its study reveals that,...
  • Bush Takes More Vacations, But Clinton Was Away Longer, And Spent Much More (3 Trips Cost $72 mil)

    08/06/2005 1:18:47 PM PDT · by John Robertson · 43 replies · 2,536+ views
    "The Associated Press story included a candid quote from presidential counselor Doug Sosnik: "This is a guy that has never met an idea that he doesn't like, never met a person who's not interesting and never found a place in the world he wouldn't want to go." As the GAO study shows, he also never met a tab he didn't want the taxpayer to pick up."
  • 9/11 Families Fight Political Agenda at Ground Zero Memorial - (we must PREVENT this insult!)

    07/04/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,544+ views
    CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA.ORG ^ | JULY 3, 2005 | KRISTEN MARTIN
    Families and spokespersons for the victims of 9/11 have banded together to form “Take Back the Memorial,” a group working to prevent an addition at Ground Zero designed to show why our nation ”deserved” what happened on that infamous day in September. Plans for the International Freedom Center (IFC) at Ground Zero were revealed in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Debra Burlingame, a member of the board of directors for the WTC Memorial Foundation and sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame III, captain of American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. “Rather than a respectful tribute...
  • The Real Abuse at Guantanamo - (retired Green Beret has this one right on the money!)

    06/29/2005 3:57:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,192+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | GORDON CUCULLU
    After speaking with soldiers, sailors, and civilians who collectively staff the Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on my recent visit to that base, I left convinced that abuse definitely exists at the detention facilities. But not the slander and hyperbole about alleged mistreatment of the unlawful combatants confined there that we've all heard. There is far more serious abuse: the relentless, merciless attacks on American servicemen and women by these same terrorist thugs. Many of the orange jumpsuit-clad detainees fight their captors at every opportunity. They attack guards whenever the soldiers enter their cells, trying to reach up...
  • Vietnam's Premier Met With Protests As U.S. Visit Starts - (American Vietnamese angry)

    06/20/2005 8:30:46 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 353+ views
    NEW YORK SUN.COM ^ | JUNE 20, 2005 | JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter
    The prime minister of Vietnam was met by angry protests and sharp questions about human rights as he kicked off a historic week-long visit to America with a stop in Seattle yesterday. A contingent of about 300 Vietnamese emigres demonstrated outside a downtown hotel as the communist leader, Phan Van Khai, conducted a press conference inside, police said. A police spokeswoman, Christie-Lynne Bonner, described the demonstrators as "pro-democracy." Some critics of Mr. Khai carried banners denouncing the regime in Hanoi. The protesters shouted "Down with Communists" and some carried signs that read, "Khai Is Another Saddam Hussein," the Associated Press...
  • A test for President Bush on democracy, human rights - (urges leaning on commie Vietnam)

    06/19/2005 8:39:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 191+ views
    AUGUSTA FREE PRESS.COM ^ | JUNE 20, 2005 | BRUCE KESLER
    On Tuesday, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai of Vietnam will meet with President Bush. Today, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations subcommittee, is holding a hearing on Vietnam's human-rights record. On Friday, Brad Adams, Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said: "President Bush needs to send a clear message to Hanoi that progress on human rights will affect other aspects of Vietnam's evolving relationship with the United States." However, the State Department has declined to send a representative to Smith's congressional hearing. What message does this send? Human Rights Watch reports:...