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  • AP Downgrades History

    09/08/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | September 7, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    Schoolís back ó and so is the liberal agenda! Across the country, parents and lawmakers are up in arms about an honors curriculum that gives new meaning to the phrase ďhistory in the making.Ē The 95-page outline is so agenda-driven, educators complain, that basic U.S. facts are either distorted ó or worse, omitted altogether. The College Boardís proposal is a study in liberal indoctrination ó so much so that the Republican National Committee (RNC) formally opposed the idea in August. In a vote, the RNC concluded that the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum is a ďradical revisionist viewĒ of Americaís greatest...
  • Video: EPA Regulation Supporters Defend Electric Bill Increase

    08/07/2014 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2014 - 1:28 PM | Dan Joseph
    On June 2nd, President Obama announced new EPA regulations that would impose significant restrictions on power plants. Last week, environmental activists gathered in front of the EPA headquarters to show their support for the new regulations. [Ö] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates the regulations could put 224,000 Americans out of work annually and increase electricity costs by more than $289 billion. Even the EPA itself estimates that the new regulations will cause electricity prices to increase dramatically over the next 6 years. Ö
  • Liz Warren Asks Imperial President to Mandate ďCorporate PatriotismĒ

    08/06/2014 6:56:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Not content with imposing the highest corporate tax structure in the ďfreeĒ world, Democrat hacks in the legislature are now asking the Imperial President to unilaterally take action. A group of tax happy corporate protectionists are hoping the President uses his "pen and his phone" to start punishing American businesses that have the audacity to lower their corporate tax burden. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Dick Durbin (D-Ill), and Jack Reed (D-RI), have crafted a letter (yeahÖ It took three of them) to President Obama requesting that action be taken toward businesses that have sheltered themselves from some US taxes. According to...
  • Is God Green? Some Religious Leaders Claim He's Against Burning Coal

    08/01/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    When, in 2012, EPA official Al Almendariz likened his enforcement strategy for federal drilling policies to Romans¬í peacekeeping tactics in the Mediterranean ¬ó ¬ďCrucify them,¬Ē he quipped ¬ó he was only exhibiting what many already knew: that the Environmental Protection Agency performs its work with an almost religious zeal. But the agency¬ís latest effort ¬ó a massive clampdown on the nation¬ís coal industry ¬ó is receiving actual religious imprimatur. This week 28 religious leaders, representing not only a number of Christian denominations (Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, and more) but other faiths (Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and BahńĀ ĺńę), testified in...
  • Actor Richard Roxburgh condemns ancestors as he discovers his family 'owned' 109 slaves

    07/28/2014 7:41:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2014 | Lucy Chesterson
    Exploring his family's past for the first time, Richard Roxburgh uncovered a darker history than he anticipated- finding out his forefathers were enthusiastic supporters of the slave trade. The 52 year-old actor says he'd originally hoped the search would find his relatives 'lived good and rich lives, and contributed something.' But participating in the SBS series Who Do You Think You Are turned up a very different history. ..................................................... 'Thomas was the ultimate capitalist,' the actor says. 'To my mind, itís about the choices that you make in this life, and he made his choice. And they wouldnít be my...
  • Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages (no, that was not a typo)

    07/19/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 7/19/2014 | JENNIFER KAY
    A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. Last year, Florida's highest court re-approved that decision, which made it easier for sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Departmentís ĎOur Oceaní Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Departmentís ĎOur Oceaní Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Departmentís ďOur OceanĒ conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. ďIím pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the worldís ocean,Ē said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the ďWolf of Wall StreetĒ star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • Obama calls for action on climate change, takes aim at doubters

    06/16/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | James Queally
    President Obama, in an address speech to UC Irvine graduates Saturday, took aim at congressional Republicans and others who dispute climate change, saying they posed a threat to the future.
  • White Privilege

    05/27/2014 2:17:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/27/2014 | Walter Williams
    What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that ¬ďwhite privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily¬Ē? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation (http://tinyurl.com/lkoqj9b).The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the conference.In one of the workshops, ¬ďExamining...
  • May Day Marches To Take Place Downtown [Los Angeles]

    05/01/2014 7:16:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 1, 2014 5:50 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) ó Annual May Day marches are scheduled to take place Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. The demonstrations are a show of support for immigrants who arenít in the United States legally. Marchers plan to urge Congress to pass legislation overhauling the immigration system by putting an end to deportations that divide families. The event typically causes a major traffic tie-up throughout downtown. The march itself will begin at 10 a.m. starting at the Chinatown Gateway, winding through the downtown area and ending at the Metropolitan Detention Center at 535 N. Alameda St., where a rally will be...
  • Oliver Stone and 'Jewish Domination'

    04/01/2014 5:29:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-31-14 | Bruce Walker
    In a recent interview, Oliver Stone, defender of Marxist thugs, complained that ďJewish domination of the mediaĒ prevents Americans from putting the Holocaust in context. Stone also opined that Hitler was the product of industrialists and that the Nazi invasion of Russia caused more deaths than the Holocaust. In one fell swoop, Stone revealed the Orwellian thought control that is the black heart of leftism. The Holocaust was a crime of almost unimaginable human suffering, and if Stoneís remarks were intended to remind us that Polish Catholics and Gypsies, particularly, suffered genocide at Nazi hands as well, then perhaps Stone...
  • The Original Sin of Global Warming

    02/27/2014 3:17:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    It might seem strange to say it, but I am a global warming skeptic because of Carl Sagan. This might seem strange because Sagan was an early promoter of the theory that man-made emissions of carbon dioxide are going to fry the globe. But it‚Äôs not so strange when you consider the larger message that made Sagan famous. As with many people my age, Sagan‚Äôs 1980 series ‚ÄúCosmos,‚ÄĚ which aired on public television when I was eleven years old, was my introduction to science, and it changed my life. ‚ÄúCosmos&88221; shared the latest developments in the sciences of evolution, astronomy,...
  • The LEGO Movie is Practically Communist

    02/07/2014 11:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/7 | Bilge Ebiri
    A tubby panda bear becomes a kung fu master. A snail races in the Indy 500. A forgotten garbage-robot saves humanity. Our cultural products for children these days often reflect the fact that we live in the age of empowerment. Itís become something of a clichť, frankly ó the outcast or nobody who wins the big race and/or saves the world. And at first glance, The LEGO Movie, as brilliant as it is, appears to be no different. The filmís hero, an average construction worker named Emmet, is told that by finding a sacred object, called ďthe Piece of Resistance,Ē...
  • More Governments Aim to Ban Plastic Bags

    02/06/2014 1:19:04 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 35 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-6-14 | John Eick
    Think youíre green? Not unless you ban or tax the common plastic bag that consumers use every day to carry their groceries, among other things. From California to Rhode Island, municipalities are considering Ė or have enacted Ė plastic bag bans or fees on consumers at the register when making a purchase. Reasons given for such restrictions to consumer choice are plenty, but the most common is that plastic bags are not recyclable (patently false), they take an excessive amount of natural resources and energy to manufacture (not true compared to alternatives) and they are the main culprit contributing to...
  • Smoking Gun: Disgraced Obama EPA Official Testifies to Anti-Capitalist Plan

    01/22/2014 11:00:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 22, 2014 - 1:19 pm | Bryan Preston
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a transcript of former senior EPA official John Bealeís testimony. The Committee deposed Beale in connection with his recent fraud conviction. He was sentenced to prison for posing as a CIA agent, and defrauding the government of about $900,000. Beale told the Committee that under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency is being used for a purpose far beyond protecting the environment.There were several phases of this project as we had outlined it. Thereís an enormous boy of literature on the subject. Sometimes itís referred to sustainability literature, sometimes itís...
  • Martin Scorsese Defends 'The Wolf of Wall Street': 'The Devil Comes With A Smile' (Q&A)

    12/31/2013 12:11:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Scott Feinberg
    Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street -- a rollicking three-hour black comedy based on the true story of debaucherous con man Jordan Belfort -- has become one of the most controversial films in the director's 50 year career. The filmmaker, who has nothing left to prove after directing 23 narrative features including such classics as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, sees Belfort has part of a long tradition of the American confidence man who "takes your trust, takes your confidence and betrays you." While critics and moviegoers argue over whether Scorsese is celebrating Belfort or exposing...
  • NLRB Takes Aim At Wal-Mart

    01/16/2014 6:56:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The Nat'l Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the retail giant, claiming it retaliated against employees who participated in strikes and protests on Black Friday 2012. More than 60 company supervisors and 1 corporate executive are named in the complaint. The NLRB warned Wal-Mart (WMT) in Nov. about the claims, but settlement talks failed and the complaint was filed.
  • Obama Plans to 'Mobilize' Americans Around a 'National Mission'

    01/13/2014 5:31:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 141 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama says he will use his upcoming State of the Union Address to "mobilize the country around the national mission of making sure our economy offers everyone who works hard a fair shot at opportunity and success." In his weekly radio address on Saturday, he outlined some of the steps he'll take to make 2014 "a year of action." "Working folks are looking for the kind of stable, secure jobs that went overseas in the past couple decades. So next week, I'll join companies and colleges and take action to boost the high-tech manufacturing that attracts the...
  • Rolling Stone publishes cheap Marx ripoff: Ď5 economic reforms millennials should be fighting forí

    01/04/2014 5:03:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/4/2014 | Doug Powers
    First, read the post at Twitchy and then decide if you want to give the unintentional Marxist satire at Rolling Stone a click. I¬ím not going to link to Rolling Stone¬ís capitalist website out of solidarity with the communist author.Here¬ís a very brief sampling of the highlights in ¬ďFive Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For¬Ē: 1. Guaranteed Work for EverybodyUnemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector. [...] 2. Social Security for AllBut...
  • I still get emotional about the JFK assassination 50 years later

    12/28/2013 7:38:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday November 22, 2013 | Jesse Ventura
    ...The founders of this country had a vision of freedom and liberty that they tried to ensure for generations to come. They tried to design a democracy so full of checks and balances that it was bulletproof. So that no matter how many crooks managed to get themselves elected, the republic still prevailed. There have even been a few brief shining moments when the real potential of that original vision took hold. One such moment was Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. A decimated work force that was shell-shocked from the Great Depression was struggling for its very survival. FDR came to the...
  • Petrus Romanus: Pope Advocates Global Wealth Redistribution,..

    11/29/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Marc Slavo
    [title cont.: ...Renounces Free Market Economics as ďCrude and NaiveĒ] Since his coronation, Pope Francis has made waves throughout the Catholic community, often shunning generally accepted Papal tradition for a more modern and progressive world. He is, for lack of a better term, a reformer. From refusing the luxurious living quarters traditionally reserved for the head of the Church in the Vatican, to turning Catholic dogma on its head by suggesting itís OK to be gay when he addressed the issue by asking, ďWho am I to judge?Ē Francis is unlike any popes who have come before him. By some...
  • Anti-pipeline protesters gather in Calgary to decry climate change

    11/19/2013 5:36:11 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    CalgarySun.com ^ | 16NOV2013 | Renato Gandia
    Dozens of anti-pipeline and oilsands activists gathered Saturday in downtown Calgary as part of a nation-wide protest focusing on climate change. The peaceful gathering in Calgary, held inside the Plusó15 walkway between the headquarters of Enbridge and TransCanada Corp., was part of the Defend Our Climate protest that took place in 130 communities across Canada. Originally about 300 people were slated to participate in the Calgary protest, but due to a snow storm only about 50 showed up.
  • Speech delivered by Joseph V Stalin, February 9th, 1946

    11/16/2013 7:29:49 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Wilson Center ^ | February 9, 1946
    Speech Delivered by Josef Vissarionovich Stalin at a meeting of voters of the Stalin Electoral District, MoscowFebruary 9, 1946Comrades! Eight years have passed since the last elections to the Supreme Soviet. This has been a period replete with events of a decisive nature. The first four years were years of intense labour on the part of Soviet people in carrying out the Third Five-Year Plan. The second four years covered the events of the war against the German and Japanese aggressors -- the events of the Second World War. Undoubtedly, the war was the main event during the past period....
  • Ted Cruz's Dad Calls US a "Christian Nation," Says Obama Should Go "Back to Kenya"

    10/31/2013 7:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 31, 2013 | David Corn
    In April, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), spoke to the tea party of Hood County, which is southwest of Fort Worth, and made a bold declaration: The United States is a "Christian nation." The septuagenarian businessman turned evangelical pastor did not choose to use the more inclusive formulation "Judeo-Christian nation." Insisting that the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution "were signed on the knees of the framers" and were a "divine revelation from God," he went on to say, "yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nationÖThe...
  • Europeís Rocket Designers Crafting a SpaceX Defense

    06/20/2013 6:41:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    SpaceNews ^ | 6/19/13 | Peter B. de Selding
    LE BOURGET, France Ė Designers of Europeís Ariane 5 rocket are crafting a defense against U.S. startup rocket builder Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) even before the next-generation Ariane 6 rocket Ė itself spurred in part by SpaceX Ė has been approved for production. The first line of defense is the Ariane 5 Midlife Evolution vehicle, whose new upper stage is halfway completed and awaits final approval, in late 2014, of European governments. Ariane 5 ME will increase the current Ariane 5 ECAís payload-carrying power by about 20 percent, meaning it will carry two satellites weighing a combined 11,000 kilograms....
  • Oaklandís Radical Occupy Teachers Finally Reveal Their Goal: ĎAbolish Capitalismí

    01/12/2013 6:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    At least the teachers of Occupy Oakland are finally being honest about their political agenda. Theyíre openly calling for an all-out abolition of capitalism. The Occupy Oakland Education Committee Ė comprised of public school teachers from the Oakland, California school district Ė has renamed its publication ďClassRoom StruggleĒ and its platform TEACH, which stands for ďTransform Education, Abolish Capitalism and Heal.Ē Finally the radical teachers have acknowledged what weíve been saying all along: they want to end capitalism and replace it with a socialist economy, quite possibly enforced by a totalitarian form of government. And what, precisely, is their strategy?...
  • Obama: I Met Republicans Halfway On Taxes, More Than Halfway On Spending

    12/22/2012 11:41:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Obama: I Met Republicans Halfway On Taxes, More Than Halfway On Spending THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Over the last few weeks I've been working with leaders of both parties on a proposal to get our deficit under control, avoid tax cuts -- or avoid tax hikes on the middle class, and to make sure that we can spur jobs and economic growth -- a balanced proposal that cuts spending but also asks the wealthiest Americans to pay more; a proposal that will strengthen the middle class over the long haul and grow our economy over the long haul. During...
  • The Liberal Mind

    12/08/2012 6:51:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Have you ever noticed that people who worry about inequality seem to be focused only on certain kinds of inequality? When they obsess about the income and wealth of the top 1%, they seem to be bothered by only some of those at the top, and not others. For example, have you ever seen Robert Reich or Paul Krugman or any like-minded complainer bemoan the huge salaries of professional athletes? What about the stratospheric incomes of rock stars? Or movie idols? Or super models?Even more puzzling, when is the last time you saw any of them assailing worthless heirs?...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama to Barbara Walters: ďI think thereís a laziness in meĒ (Dec 2011)

    10/05/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 23, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    RealClearPolitics has compiled a series of little previews of the First Coupleís interview with Barbara Walters, set to air on 20/20 tonight. Every clip is notable in its own way, but this wins the award for most candid. The president ó who has alternately inspired, disappointed, reignited and flamed out ó admits that, deep down, heís a little bit lazy. He thinks it stems from growing up in Hawaii, where itís always sunny and folks sit on the beach for sport, he said. Makes you think Obamaís constant accusations that Congress does nothing might actually be transparent projections of his...
  • Wall Street braced for Occupy first anniversary protest

    09/17/2012 1:07:16 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/17/2012 | Richard Blackden, in New York
    Wall Street is today braced for its first major demonstration in a year, as hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A series of "sit-ins" are planned throughout New York's financial district from about 7:30am, according to the organisers' website. The New York Stock Exchange, the headquarters of bailed-out insurer AIG and the New York Federal Reserve are expected to be among the targets. Monday's action follows a series of largely peaceful marches over the weekend in New York, where more than 200 people descended on...
  • Is Obama Ripping Off the Mask?

    07/17/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2012 | James Lewis
    American candidates for president have a predictable trajectory. [snip] "...Obama has been going off the standard script -- most recently by attacking capitalism in radical terms. Namely, "If you've got a business -- you (you didn't build that) Somebody else made that happen." Democratic senators are reportedly "horrified" by Obama's behavior.[snip] If Breitbart is right, the (Obama raising money in China)
  • Michelle Obama slaps Ďcorporateí work, Ďfat paychecksí

    06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story on the road over the weekend, telling the graduating class of Oregon State University that having a corner corporate office and a big paycheck isnít the prize it looks like when entering the job market. ďSuccess isnít about how your life looks to others, itís about how it feels to you,Ē Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon menís basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said ďbe true to ourselves.Ē For both, she said, that meant throwing away their...
  • Van Jones Slams Tea Party Again: ĎSo-Called Patriots - Smashing Down Every American Institutioní

    05/27/2012 5:18:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Van Jones Slams the Tea Party Again: ĎThe So-Called PatriotsÖSmashing Down Every American InstitutioníBy Madeleine Morgenstern | The Blaze Ė 14 hrs ago **SNIP** ďAt this point in this struggle, itís the so-called patriots who are the ones who are smashing down every American institutionÖ.Itís the so-called patriots, the ones who come out here with their Tea Party and the flags and call themselves patriots ó theyíre the ones that are smashing down our unions, smashing down public education, smashing down every American institution that we built, and our parents built, and our grandparents built to make this country great.Ē...
  • Rick Santorumís camp hits Mitt Romney on Bain tenure

    03/19/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | By Felicia Sonmez
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorumís campaign is taking aim at rival Mitt Romneyís tenure at the helm of Bain Capital..... [SNIP] Back in January, when Perry and Gingrich were hitting the former Massachusetts governor hard on his Bain tenure, Santorum had told CNNís Wolf Blitzer, ďI hate to sit here and be a defender of Mitt Romney, but to me this is federal capitalism, and I have to say that this is an attack probably not warranted.Ē ďBain Capital, at least from the record I looked at, had a lot of success,Ē Santorum said at the time. ďI mean they...
  • Santorum Endorsement Doesn't Impress Churchgoers (Rick Blasts, Promises to Fight " Big Business")

    01/15/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 70 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12-15-2012 | Deborah Charles
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted an 11th-hour endorsement from conservative Christian leaders on Sunday ahead of South Carolina's crucial nominating contest but it appeared to have little influence on churchgoers. With South Carolina's January 21 primary approaching, time is running short for Santorum and other Republican candidates who hope to slow front-runner Mitt Romney's march to the Republican presidential nomination..... ....."I make decisions for myself and I don't listen to what a bunch of leaders say to do," said Victoria Jaworowski, who was attending the Cathedral of Praise mega-church in North Charleston. The Christian leaders meeting in Texas only...
  • Newt Gingrich: I Crossed The Line (Bain Criticism)

    01/11/2012 12:10:06 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 173 replies · 9+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. ó Newt Gingrich signaled Wednesday that he believes his criticism of Mitt Romneyís record at Bain Capital is a mistake ó and that heís created an impression that he was echoing Democratic rhetoric. Gingrich conceded the problem when pressed by a Rick Santorum supporter at a book-signing here Wednesday. ďIím here to implore one thing of you. I think youíve missed the target on the way youíre addressing Romneyís weaknesses. I want to beg you to redirect and go after his obvious disingenuous about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market. I think itís...
  • They are Just Soft Whiners

    11/21/2011 7:31:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    It wouldnít shock anyone who knows me to hear that Iím not favorably disposed to the Occupy Wall Street crowd. But my opinion was reinforced while reading the latest novel by my favorite author, Philip Roth. Anyone who reads Nemesis would quickly conclude that the entire Occupy generation is a bunch of soft, overindulged whiners. Although fictional, Nemesis accurately describes conditions in Newark, New Jersey, toward the end of World War II. While many brave Americans were overseas risking their lives to fight fascism, the home front was battling the scourge of polio that was devastating the nationís youth. The...
  • Banks Quietly Ramping Up Costs to Consumers

    11/14/2011 4:00:12 AM PST · by Cardhu · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 13th 2011 | Eric Dash
    Even as Bank of America and other major lenders back away from charging customers to use their debit cards, many banks have been quietly imposing other new fees. Need to replace a lost debit card? Bank of America now charges $5 ó or $20 for rush delivery. Deposit money with a mobile phone? At U.S. Bancorp, it is now 50 cents a check. Want cash wired to your account? Starting in December, that will cost $15 for each incoming domestic payment at TD Bank. Facing a reaction from an angry public and heightened scrutiny from regulators, banks are turning to...
  • An Anti-Capitalism Agency for Anti-Capitalist Protestors

    11/13/2011 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2011 | Derek Hunter
    Elizabeth Warren, anti-capitalism crusader and U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts, claimed she is the author of the intellectual foundation for OWS. As the arrests, violence and bodies continue to pile up, she‚Äôs walked that back some, but she did say it and did mean it, and, in many ways, it is true. So it does make sense the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency made by and in the image of Warren, would be a kindred spirit to the mutants of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Like Warren, the White House has gone largely silent on the ‚ÄúOccupiers.‚ÄĚ The daily...
  • UK Telegraph 'evicted' from St Paul's Occupy London camp as the mood turns (discover phantom camp)

    10/25/2011 4:31:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | October 25, 2011 | John-Paul Ford Rojas, video by Alastair Good & David Toba
    The camp forced St Paul's to close for the first time since the Blitz and is costing local businesses thousands of pounds a day. But footage shot by The Daily Telegraph on a thermal imaging camera appeared to show most of the dozens of tents in the cathedral churchyard were empty. And when the remaining protesters realised what The Telegraph was attempting to verify this, the mood turned ugly. The site was quiet at around 12.30am with the faint smell of marijuana smoke in the air. A handful of police officers stood back on the fringes of the encampment. Some...
  • The Rich Are Richer And The Poor Will Stay Poorer . .

    10/12/2011 9:53:37 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 7 replies
    JoeClarke.Nert ^ | 10/12/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    . . . Due To Liberal "Generosity." 50 million Americans are recorded as living below the poverty line, and nearly 50 million citizens are receiving Food Stamps, compliments of the rest of the tax paying populace. Lyndon Baines Johnson originally alloted a little over 1% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product to fight the War on Poverty, which we are miserably losing. Now, over 14% of America's GDP is spent on poverty programs. Dividing the estimated GDP of $14,000,000,000,000 by 50,000,000 "poor" Americans equates to each poor American receiving some sort of welfare in the amount of $280,000 per person. Don't...
  • Van Jones Media Mouthpiece Gets Russian Cash

    10/08/2011 7:37:53 AM PDT · by stfassisi · 41 replies
    rightsidenews ^ | Oct 6,2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    Progressive TV and radio star Thom Hartmann took time off from covering Van Jones and his ďRebuild the DreamĒ movement on Wednesday to briefly talk to this columnist about his relationship with the Vladimir Putin regime of Russia. The conversation quickly went sour when Hartmann objected to questions about how much he is being paid by Moscow. He grabbed my video camera, covering the lens briefly in the process, and stomped away, objecting to ďgotchaĒ questions.The entire spectacle was captured on camera and posted on YouTube.† http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Rz9fKXXdE During another embarrassing incident, Van Jones refused to sign a copy of his...
  • Obama makes 'historic' speech to UK MPs

    05/25/2011 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 35 replies
    AlJazeera, agencies ^ | May 25th 2011 | Patty Culhane
    Obama is the first US president to address the joint houses of parliament [Reuters] Barack Obama, the US president, has addressed the British parliament, saying that Western influence remains strong in the world, despite emerging world powers such as China, India and Brazil. In a speech to both houses of parliament on Wednesday, Obama said that Western powers still had a responsibility to uphold "universal rights", but stressed that this work must be done through multilateral forums like the G20. "Even as more nations take on the responsibilities of global leadership," Obama said, "our alliance will remain indispensable to the...
  • Glenn Beck reveals the Leftís Economic Terrorism Playbook: THE CHASE CAMPAIGN

    03/22/2011 8:44:34 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 70 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Mar. 22, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . . .NOTE: †This post will be constantly updated with more details throughout the Glenn Beck radio program. †Glenn has announced that copies of this have been delivered to JP Morgan Chase, the FBI, and the Justice Department.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvlvejSxBVQ&feature=player_embedded] "Steven Lerner, reported to have visited the White House on at least four separate occasions, formerly of SEIU and the architect of the SEIU's groundbreaking Justice for Janitors campaign. †He led the union's banking and finance campaign and has partnered with unions and groups in Europe, South American and elsewhere in campaigns to hold financial institutions accountable. As director of...
  • Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash

    03/22/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    FULL Title - Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. Specifically, the plan seeks to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend.
  • Doofuses smart with their own money (Bank CEO's knew when to sell)

    03/14/2011 7:49:53 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 9 replies
    Chron.com ^ | 12 March 2011 | Loren Steffy
    The Doofus Defense is under attack. As longtime readers know, I coined that term leading up to the trial of Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, who, facing criminal charges, suddenly claimed to be woefully ignorant of their company's actions. In the recent financial crisis, bank executives were among the biggest doofuses (doofi?). Most insisted they couldn't have seen the crisis coming. No one could. It was ó cue the Wall Street clichť machine - "the perfect storm." Consider, for example, Lehman Brothers, whose bankruptcy precipitated the Great Recession in September 2008. Lehman's CEO, Dick Fuld, had one reported...
  • Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous'

    03/11/2011 2:44:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous' By: Darren Goode March 11, 2011 04:55 PM EST Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are ďridiculousĒ at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference. Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism...
  • A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives

    12/13/2010 2:52:26 PM PST · by Chunga85 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/11/2010 | Louise Story
    On the third Wednesday of every month, the nine members of an elite Wall Street society gather in Midtown Manhattan. The men share a common goal: to protect the interests of big banks in the vast market for derivatives, one of the most profitable ó and controversial ó fields in finance. They also share a common secret: The details of their meetings, even their identities, have been strictly confidential. Drawn from giants like JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the bankers form a powerful committee that helps oversee trading in derivatives, instruments which, like insurance, are used to hedge...
  • VIDEO: Hollywood Hates Capitalism

    11/22/2010 12:51:28 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    ReasonTV ^ | 11/22/2010 | CapCon
    Oliver Stone's uber-villain Gordon Gekko is back in the new film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which (surprise!) features greedy capitalists behaving badly.
  • Marxism, Socialism, Communism, and Obama

    10/09/2010 12:10:28 PM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 8, 2010 | Mike McDaniel
    ďI donít get it,Ē my friend said, shaking his head. ďObama is supposed to be so smart and such a brilliant politician Ö Ē ďRight,Ē I said. ďSo?Ē ďSo everything he has done or wants to do is a disaster! Itís all opposed by the majority of the American people. Even Democrats are running away from him as fast as they can. If heís such a great politician, why does he keep doing things most people hate? And thatís not the worst part. When people complain, he calls them too dumb to appreciate what heís doing for them!Ē Why indeed....