Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,394
26%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 26% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Forum: Bloggers & Personal

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Obama Will Be Laughing All the Way to the Bank When Our Cities Burn as the Result of His Policies..

    07/24/2014 10:37:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that. They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren't hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in...
  • [Video from January 18, 2012] Jonathon Gruber at Noblis

    VIDEO AT LINK (View starting at 31:30) ” . . . if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.” Obama, Democrats lying about “ambiguous” text, intent of Congress January 2012 video proves they never intended subsidies for federal exchanges. Read more: http://www.headlineoftheday.com/#ixzz38SANlSDz
  • Watch Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admit in 2012 That Subsidies Were Limited to State-Run...

    07/24/2014 9:38:04 PM PDT · by ironman · 18 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/24/2014 | Peter Suderman
    Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped design the Massachusetts health law that was the model for Obamacare, was a key influence on the creation of the law. He was widely quoted in the media. During the crafting of the law, the Obama administration brought him on for his expertise. He was paid almost $400,000 to consult with the administration on the law. And he has claimed to have written part of the legislation, the section dealing with small business tax credits. After the law passed, in 2011 and throughout 2012, multiple states sought his expertise to...
  • Levin to Stewart: If Hamas Had Weapons Israel Has, 'Israel Would Cease to Exist'

    07/24/2014 9:25:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman and Eric Scheiner
    Conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin strongly criticized comedian and quasi-news commentator Jon Stewart for his acerbic jokes and comments concerning Hamas's ongoing missile attacks against Israel, stating that "if Hamas had the weaponry that Israel had," then "Israel would cease to exist." Levin also stressed in remarks aimed at Stewart that Hamas "is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood," it was part of the PLO, and the "PLO's history goes back to the Mufti, goes back to the Third Reich, the Final Solution." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Read up, Ivy League boy!" said Levin on Fox's Hannity program on Tuesday. "Try and figure out...
  • A case which cannot be overdone by language: A modern American crisis

    07/24/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 1 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | July 25, 2014 | Josh Price
    On this episode of The Conservative Beacon Podcast, host Josh Price applies Thomas Paine’s ‘The American Crisis’ to America’s modern crisis: The quasi-dictatorship of the Obama regime. Josh discusses the Obama’s regime’s plan to grant refugee status to illegals from Honduras, allowing them to receive welfare and other public assistance; the FEC could try to ban online conservative media outlets; and the real reason behind income inequality. Head over to TheConservativeBeacon.com to listen.
  • ‘Creepy’ Porcelain Dolls Resembling Young Girls Placed in Front of 8 San Clemente Families’ Homes

    07/24/2014 8:06:14 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 27 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Melissa Pamer and Courtney Friel
    Eight families in San Clemente have been targeted in a disturbing pattern under investigation by authorities: porcelain dolls have been left at their homes resembling young girls who live there. Some of the girls, all about 10 years old, attend the same elementary school, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock said.
  • Meriam Ibrahim arrives safely in Italy; will meet the Pope

    07/24/2014 7:43:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 7/24/14 | Alen West
    With all the horrible news for Christians in Iraq and elsewhere, there is one bright spot. While we slept, Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim arrived in Italy. As the UK Telegraph reports, the 27-year-old woman, who was spared a death sentence for apostasy in June for refusing to renounce Christianity, landed in Rome where she is to meet Pope Francis before traveling to the U.S. I know she will appreciate all of you who prayed for her and her children and her perseverance through an almost year long-ordeal. Ibrahim and her family were flown to Italy in a government aircraft to...
  • Putin’s Power: Why Russians Adore Their Bare-Chested Reagan

    07/24/2014 7:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | Josh Weil
    The history of strongmen leaders helps fuel a passion for capitalism—even if there's a cost.There he is, the President of Russia, riding bare-back and bare-chested astride a galloping steed; spending $50 billion on a resort town most Russians will never see; seizing Crimea, instigating unrest in Ukraine; maybe even making himself indirectly responsible for the murder of nearly 300 innocents aboard a downed passenger plane: Vladimir Putin, shaking his fist in the face of a West that often seems unable to do more than avert its eyes. When we in The West do look, it can seem perplexing: How can...
  • Are Teachers Underpaid? Let’s Find Out

    07/24/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto-repair worker. So says Vox. This grievance against salary injustice is nothing new, of course, but this particular example comes to us from a new national study by the Center for American Progress, which details the chickenfeed teachers are forced to subsist on as they altruistically keep your hopeless children literate. Teachers are underpaid. In politics, and also in everyday life, this is almost universally accepted. Everyone admires teachers. Everyone wants good teachers for their children....
  • Mayim Bialik: It’s hard to stay focused with Israel on my mind (Amy Farrah-Fowler/Blossom)

    07/24/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Kveller - A Jewish Twist On Parenting ^ | July 24, 2014 | Mayim Bialik
    Besides the fact that I am recovering from major hand surgery, I am finding it difficult to write these days. I am using a dictation program as well as utilizing Fancy Assistant Brandon’s typing skills, so it’s not that I have no way to communicate with the outside world. The problem is with Israel. It’s on my mind pretty much all of the time. When the three teenagers were kidnapped a month ago, it was on my mind. When they were found murdered and left in an open field, it was on my mind. When Jewish extremists burned a Palestinian...
  • Gowdy on IRS: Americans agree the government should tell us the truth

    07/24/2014 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 24, 2014 | Tgowdysc
    After Q & A with Koskinen yesterday, Trey Gowdy took to the House floor today: Madam Speaker there is a hunger for things that bind us together. Americans agree that the IRS should never target citizens. Americans agree that government should tell us the truth. The IRS has offered 8 different explanations for targeting our fellow citizens. If we madam speaker changed our story to government 8 different times we would be called inmates. We can't lie to government. Therefore,government should never be able to lie to us. We agree that no president should ever prejudge the outcome of an...
  • Obamacare Tax Fine Caps Put in Place

    07/24/2014 5:26:47 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 13 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    Federal officials have announced the structure and methodology for the amount of tax fines to be levied to individuals in non-compliance of federal Obamacare mandates. Under the plan announced today, the maximum tax/penalty an individual can be charged for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) often referred to as "Obamacare" will be $2,448 per person, while a family of five could entail a levy of $12,240. The decision that was announced today would initially impose on the citizenry a first year additional tax fine of $95 per person and be raised as much as 1 percent of...
  • Buffoon Kerry asks fallen soldier's mother how her day is going

    07/24/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/14 | Carl in Jerusaelem
    US Secretary of State John FN Kerry went to see the parents of US citizen and fallen lone soldier Max Steinberg HY"D (May God Avenge his blood). Kerry put his foot so deeply into his mouth as to make it crystal clear why our rabbis decreed that one who goes to console a mourner should not speak until spoken to. According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, “Kerry entered and exited the room swiftly, surrounded by men in black and refusing to take any questions from press.” “How’s your day?” Kerry asked as he sat down. “How’s your day?”...
  • Asian American Success Debunks Liberal Myth of American Racism

    07/24/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 24, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Over the past few decades the rhetoric of the Progressive-left in the Democratic Party has relied more and more on the effect of inherent racism as the primary obstacle facing minorities in this country. As the sole political power in most black and Latino neighborhoods, Democrats have increasingly blamed racial attitudes and white privilege as the culprit to explain the reversal of African-American progress, tragically under-performing inner-city public school systems and disproportionate unemployment for young men and women of color. They continuously assert that America's inherent racism is the primary barrier to minority success, a liberal myth that is debunked...
  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • Hurco files for hybrid CNC 3D printer adapter patent

    07/24/2014 2:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Design Engineering ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike McLeod
    CNC firm’s 3D printing adapter to combine additive and subtractive processes in one machine. CNC machine maker, Hurco, announced that it recently filed a U.S. patent application for a new technology that combines 3D printing and CNC machining. According to the company, it has developed an additive manufacturing adapter that will allow Hurco machines to 3D print directly. “We designed an additive manufacturing adapter that, in combination with proprietary Hurco control software, effectively turns a CNC milling machine into a 3D printer,” said Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc. “With this new additive manufacturing capability, users may go from...
  • Lions and Guns in Nebraska

    07/24/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal attacks may not be recorded as defensive gun uses in most surveys, and they are never recorded as justifiable homicides.   But defensive uses of guns against animals occur frequently.   I was surprised to learn of the number of mountain lions that have been shot in defensive situations in Nebraska.   Here is the latest incident. A man in near Chadron, Nebraska shot a mountain lion that was menacing young children near his residence.  He grabbed a rifle and approached the animal, which refused to flee.   From a Nebraska Game and Parks press release: A man reported noticing the animal...
  • It was Putin’s missile? [the CIA, neocons, NATO, and corporate media want you to think so]

    07/24/2014 1:26:43 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 24 replies
    Russian Propaganda Today ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pepe Escobar
    Here’s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysian Airlines tragedy – the second in four months – is “terrorism” perpetrated by “pro-Russian separatists” armed by Russia and Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up. Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary ‘We came, we saw, he died’ Clinton said so. Because crazy Samantha ‘R2P’ Power said so – thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post. Because Anglo-American corporate media – from CNN to Fox (who tried to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN) – said so....
  • Heritage Action Sentinel TwitterFest opposing re authorization of the Export Import Bank.

    07/24/2014 1:10:25 PM PDT · by Noremac
    Heritage Action For America ^ | July 24, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    #EndExIm Heritage Action for America is coordinating with its social media activists for a TwitterFest tonight beginning at 5:30PM EST until approximately 6PM EST on the need for Congress to put a final nail in the coffin of the wasteful, sometimes corrupt and ultimately unnecessary, Export-Import Bank. It's a form of rent seeking international pork for corporations that already have a viable business model without it. Eliminating it takes Congress out of the role of picking winners in the free market. Please post at least one Tweet with this link http://heritageaction.com/2014/04/export-import-bank-reauthorization/ and be sure to use the hashtag #EndExIm
  • The Editor's Blog: Hillary Clinton Less Popular than Darth Vader

    07/24/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24 ,2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Polling analysts at the Washington Post have determined that elderly millionaire Hillary Clinton is viewed less favorably than Darth Vader, and would likely lose a hypothetical 2016 matchup against the prominent Sith Lord.
  • How NOT To Sell Cupcakes In NYC: Tweet About ‘Zionist Pigs’

    07/24/2014 12:45:44 PM PDT · by DKM · 28 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/24/14 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The Cupcake Crew food truck in New York City proved it’s not so sweet after all. The company inexplicably took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to spew some hate for Israel.
  • July 23, News on situation in Ukraine

    07/24/2014 12:14:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Elena Filatova's Website ^ | July 23, 2014 | Elena Filatova
    <p>This photo was taken in Luhansk, which this days is quite usual sight. If 8 month ago someone would say that here in Ukraine we'll have dead civilians laying around on the streets no one would believe. This is how fast war enter you life. It is really difficult to find out whose fire has killed civilians. People trying to stay away from separatists because those are moving targets for Ukrainian army. Also often people getting killed when some armed men shooting civilians to make picture for Russian TV. When Russian TV leave then civilians can be at ease, no more killings for the day Russian TV left, they say.</p>
  • Semi Satire: Metaphors for Israel and Islam

    07/24/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The media, which have favorites and enemies, report accordingly. The UN Human Rights Council is much the same.IntroductionThis is a re-posting of a satirical article from May 23, 2012. It mocked media coverage of the death of Trayvon Martin (the Religion of Peace personified) at the hands of George Zimmerman (Zionism personified). It also mocked and compared media coverage of Israel and "Palestine" as of that date. With few exceptions, the media coverage of Israel, particularly in connection with her current operations in Gaza, has not substantially improved since then. Mr. Zimmerman was tried and convicted in the media. However, when relevant and admissible evidence was presented in a court...
  • Is Brazil preparing itself to break off its ties with Israel?

    07/24/2014 10:52:22 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Is Brazil preparing itself to break off its ties with Israel? Israel slams “diplomatic dwarf'” Brazil for recalling envoy to protest Israeli anti-terrorist operation By Jerusalem Post e Julio Severo The Brazilian socialist government on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in protest over the IDF’s (Israel Defense Force) operation against the Islamic terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A statement put out by the Brazilian foreign ministry said that Brazil considers “escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine” as unacceptable. “We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip.” The...
  • Obama’s plan is to force a wedge between actual Christians and their Church leaders

    07/24/2014 10:18:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Barack Obama came out, as it were, for Gay “marriage” he forced adherent Black Christians to eat a plate of dirt. On the one hand they are strongly anti-Gay which certainly extends to being furiously anti-Gay “marriage;” and on the other hand besides worshiping God they worship Barack Obama. They were briefly caught in a dilemma: should they obey God or Obama? Of course God was forced to wait outside of the polling places and Blacks voted for their Messiah anyway. They knuckled under and accepted the plate of dirt. Having seen this formula work with Black Christians, Obama...
  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Earlier this year, Bush received some criticism from Republicans after he described illegal immigration as an “act of love.” Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings. Bush, who has expressed support for immigration reform and is considered a White House contender in 2016, said the existing law allows people who don't actually deserve asylum in the United States to too easily take cover under protections for real asylum...
  • The Immigration Surge has nothing to do with immigration

    07/24/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Alan Joel
    One month ago (in June), the topic of immigration was at 5%. Today? It’s 17%. According to a Gallup poll released a few days ago, immigration has surged to the top of the list as “the Most Important U.S. Problem”. This replaces “dissatisfaction with government” (16%).
  • House Border Crisis Plan: DOA

    07/24/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    House Republicans offered a dozen recommendations Wednesday to address the illegal immigration crisis. “Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process,” said task force leader Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX). “In our personal meetings with the Presidents of Honduras and Guatemala they both stated that they wanted their children back, and we believe that is in the best interest of all the countries involved in this crisis. We look forward to working with these countries as they prepare to receive their children back.”
  • Greenfield: Terrorism is a Tactic and It Must Be Defeated

    07/24/2014 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Terrorism is a Tactic and It Must Be Defeated Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two dimensions to fighting a War on Terror. One is fighting terrorists and the other is fighting terrorism. In conventional warfare there isn't that much of a difference between fighting men and their tactics. There is a wider space between fighting terrorists and their tactics. Conventional armies use tactics to defeat enemy forces and seize territory. Terrorists however use tactics to take over mental territory. A suicide bomber is not out to take over a particular...
  • The prophetic words of John Roberts

    07/24/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-14 | DrJohn
    Today EJ Dionne wrote an article long on whining and short on logic about the conflicting decisions regarding Obamacare: By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of our government. Strayed from impartiality? Say what? Then Dionne jumps off the cliff: The extreme judicial activism here is obvious when...
  • The KKK responds to Obama importing South American illegals

    07/24/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Over 20,000 phone calls have poured into the Ku Klux Klan’s hotline since its recent weekend recruitment drive ramped up in the wake of the huge Central American illegal immigrant surge across America’s Southern Border! The White Power group distributed their fliers wrapped in plastic bags–each containing a piece of candy–onto lawns in a Vero Beach, FL neighborhood this week. While neighbors told a local CBS TV chief reporter that their very diverse area is comprised of gays, blacks, whites all living together in peace, no one offered an explanation as to why KKK fliers are showing up now. The...
  • Should President Obama Be Impeached?

    07/24/2014 8:47:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 23, 2014 | Larry Huss
    I am a huge fan of Gov. Sarah Palin. No, I don’t think she should be president (or vice-president) but she certainly could not have done worse than the present occupants of those two offices. My enthusiasm for Ms. Palin is based on her ability to give relentless and unapologetic voice to a vast swath of the populace generally ignored by a press corps that believes that all wisdom is found within a sixty mile swath surrounding Washington, D.C. And even more so because of her ability to drive liberals crazy – and I mean stark raving, red-in-the-face, frothing-at-the-mouth, snot-slobbering,...
  • District Sidelines Successful Charter School To Financially Benefit Itself

    07/24/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2014 | Anne Schieber
    While enrollment in the Livonia Public Schools has been declining, a charter public school in its shadow has been growing in popularity. And now that growth could come to an abrupt halt. Shortly before the school year ended, the district notified Hinoki International School that it was terminating its building lease and starting a carbon-copy Japanese language immersion program in the fall. The move will essentially put Hinoki out of business because the charter cannot find space on short notice in the land-locked city of Livonia. Hinoki is authorized by Livonia Public Schools and must operate within its boundaries. The...
  • GM Debt Climbs to Over $40 Billion, Earnings Disappoint

    07/24/2014 8:17:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 24, 2014 | Mark Modica
    General Motors reported earnings today for the 2nd quarter of 2014. The early prognosis is not good with share price falling after the report. While it is difficult for the Mom and Pop investor to sort through GM's myriad of one-time charges, special items and various smoke and mirrors, there are some key take-aways that give a glimpse of GM's financial health. Primarily, debt continues to grow at the company, now exceeding $40 billion while earnings are propped up by special items. Analyzing the levels of cash compared to debt at GM is probably the easiest way to get to...
  • It's good to be anti-Islam (video)

    07/24/2014 7:16:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Pat Condell
    I’m always amused when people accuse me of being anti-Islam, as if it’s a bad thing and as if I’ve been trying to hide it and they’ve somehow caught me out. “Aha, I see what you are now. You’re just anti-Islam.” Yes, well-spotted, Sherlock. Indeed I am. Just like every other sane person on Earth. Why am I anti-Islam? Well, for the simple reason that Islam is anti-me and it’s anti every fundamental value I hold. If I were to accommodate its values in my life, I would have to violate everything that I believe in. I think that’s an...
  • Iowahawk On Obama’s Planned New Home is Too Good Not To Share(Obama's New 10 Acre Home)(Picture)

    07/24/2014 6:51:53 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    BookWorm Room ^ | July 22, 2014 | BookWorm
    David Burge @iowahawkblog Nothing says "sustainable" like 10 acres of manicured bluegrass in the desert. MT @PzFeed Palm Springs Life ‏@palmspringslife Reports say President @BarackObama is buying a house. http://goo.gl/NldDAA In @RelxRnchoMirage. Photos, video. pic.twitter.com/fLozx2vn0l
  • Why would Hamas negotiate with John Kerry after getting $47 million from him?

    07/24/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Viet Nam Swift Boater, Secretary of State, big brave John Kerry defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban by flying into into Israel’s main airport Wednesday. TEL AVIV, Israel (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) Some called it a sign of “sheer” will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip. Others, who called it so much hooey, remembered that the previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at least underwent “sniper fire” when landing in Bosnia.
  • Up & Coming Albanian-American Model Amanda Lajcaj

    07/24/2014 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Albanian-American model Amanda Lajcaj has been suggested as a candidate for either Miss America or Miss Albania, and not only is she incredibly good-looking... she's also a good girl: Amanda is a professionally trained dancer. She has been competing in various dancing styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, etc.) since the age of seven. She is known for her sense of humor, said to be excellent at doing impressions. Amanda is regular at the charity events and loves to help others.  She is a devoted Catholic and attends mass regularly... Pics/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • Academic research favors low-tax states

    07/24/2014 5:16:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/23/2014 | Mike Van Beek
    A recent Michigan Future report calls into question a common economic theory: increasing taxes tends to lead to less private-sector growth. Comparing Michigan’s economic performance over the last two decades to that of Minnesota’s, the report claims that “rais[ing] taxes on the wealthy and businesses to invest even more in public services” was the Gopher State’s key to success. While this anecdote convinced the Detroit Free Press, a large body of economic research does not support this view. For example, a new working paper published by the Mercatus Center empirically examines the relationship between state taxes and economic growth and...
  • WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack

    07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dennis Williams, above, did not hesitate to intervene to save a man being attacked by three pit bulls.  The event was reported on July 21, 2014, in Washington County, Wisconsin. Mr Williams is in his 70s.  He heard screams for help outside his house and saw a man on the ground being viciously attacked by three Pit Bulls.   He grabbed two baseball bats from his garage, and started hitting the animals with the bats.  It wasn't enough.   He retrieved a pistol, and started back toward the scene.   The animals started advancing on him.  He shot and killed one dog...
  • The Ultimatum That Made The Great War A Foregone Conclusion

    07/24/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    THE ULTIMATUM THAT MADE THE GREAT WAR A FOREGONE CONCLUSION / Austria-Hungary presents the Kingdom of Serbia with the "Impossible Ultimatum" 100 years ago July 23, 1914Aleksandra's Note: What follows is the impossible Austro-Hungarian ultimatum presented to the government of the Kingdom of Serbia on July 23, 1914, just over 3 weeks after the June 28th assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Fair historians have assessed this ultimatum as being both unreasonable and, more importantly, clearly intended to set Serbia up to fail to meet the demands, thus giving the green light for the war against the Serbs...
  • Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says

    07/24/2014 3:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Maura Dolan
    Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are "brutal, savage events." "Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments," U.S. 9th Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in a dissent...
  • Another California City Says ‘No’ to Housing Illegal Immigrants

    07/24/2014 1:58:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The Planning Commission for Escondido, a city just outside of San Diego, voted unanimously, by a 6-0 vote, to reject sheltering Central Americans caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. A proposal to convert a vacant retirement home and create a 96-bed shelter for the illegal border crossers was opposed by many of the neighborhood residents, according to Reuters. Escondido now falls in lock step with Murrieta, California, about 30 miles north of Escondido, where protesters forced busses to make a U-turn and reroute back to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart News has...
  • Obama: Let's not live out 'Scandal' ["shock:" calls Republicans liars - "stuff" happens]

    07/24/2014 1:36:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday at the home of "Scandal" creator Shonda Rimes and used the popular political thriller to speak about Washington. "No offense, Scandal is a great show," Obama said at the fundraiser before a crowd that included the show's actress Kerry Washington."But it's not necessarily something we want to be living out." Speaking at the fundraiser, Obama tore into the Republican party saying that it "has been taken over by people who just don't believe in government." Republicans he said "obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don't say what's true -- that was a euphemism,"...
  • FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers

    07/24/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban. “By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” warned Chairman Lee E. Goodman, one of three Republicans on the six-person FEC. “That failure reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free...
  • Venezuela climate summit calls for end to “green economy” - an end to capitalism

    07/24/2014 1:13:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    RTCC - Responding To Climate Change ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sophie Yeo
    UN-backed event ends with unusual call from civil society groups to end capitalism A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy. The Margarita Declaration was issued at the end of a four-day meeting of around 130 green activist groups, which the Venezuelan government hosted in order to raise the volume of civil society demands in UN discussions on climate change. “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” the final declaration said. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system.”...
  • Hagan Now Silent After Rubber-Stamping Obama’s Failed Open Border Policies

    With the nation’s illegal immigration crisis making headlines, Kay Hagan has remained completely silent in a not-so-subtle attempt to avoid drawing attention to her disastrous record on border security. Despite promising North Carolinians that she would “crackdown” on illegal immigration during her 2008 U.S. Senate campaign, Hagan went to Washington and became a rubber-stamp for President Obama’s failed open border policies that have exacerbated the nation’s illegal immigration problems. In the U.S. Senate, Hagan has repeatedly opposed attempts to secure the border. In 2009, Hagan voted against requiring the completion of a 700-mile southern border fence to restrain the flow...
  • Bill Whittle: The Case For Israel

    07/23/2014 11:25:11 PM PDT · by shibumi · 10 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7/23/2014 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle makes the case for Israel as only he can. Direct link to YouTube video.
  • Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In

    07/23/2014 11:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2014 | Lynette Holloway, NewsOne for Black America
    Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for jobs in other fields, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That’s good and bad news for women and minorities, who are barely represented in one of the nation’s fastest growing job sectors. It’s potential good news because it represents an abundance of opportunities for the American workforce, which as of 2012 was 47 percent female, 16 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Black and 12 percent Asian, according to...
  • How One State Could Hold the Key to Legal Marijuana in America

    07/23/2014 10:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mic ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Connolly
    Everything's in motion for what could be a stunning victory for marijuana legalization this November. Advocates in Oregon just got legalization of recreational marijuana on the ballot in the state, which means it could join Colorado and Washington as the only states to fully legalize (and tax) the drug. But beyond Oregon, an even more important battle is brewing farther northwest. Legalization is also on the ballot in Alaska. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What makes Alaska special? There's a certain symbolic significance to passing marijuana legalization in a Republican-controlled red state. Colorado, Washington and Oregon all went for President Barack Obama in 2012, with...