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  • When the World Ends, You’ll Need The Knowledge (Book Review)

    04/23/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Geek Dad blog ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Floyd Kelly
    Author Lewis Dartnell poses an interesting question in his new book, The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch: If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what book would you want to press into the hands of the survivors?Just over a decade ago, I was living in Texas and taking occasional trips out to the hill country for camping, hiking, and climbing. There’s a whole-lot-of-nothing out there, if you’ve never been. It’s beautiful, but you can go days without seeing another human being if you’re in the right spot. Bringing...
  • Earth Day Nonsense

    04/23/2014 2:50:11 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    If you didn't realize it, yesterday was Earth Day. Founded back in 1970, this event was created to foster support for environmental protection. (Coincidentally, it's also the day communists celebrate the birthday of Vladimir Lenin.) Chances are you saw some news reports on the joys of recycling and other such fluff. Personally, I find such Earth Day nonsense quite tiresome as the environmental movement went from wanting to stop pollution to full-tilt insane in a few decades. One of the Earth Day consequences that we have is the EPA, which liberals and eco-nuts will gleefully remind us was signed into...
  • Enza Ferreri Euro 2014 Election Video. "Immigration and Islamisation: Let's Stop this Madness"

    04/23/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video of this speeech by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Here is the transcript. In all probability you wonder why you should vote for another new party, why this small party Liberty GB should make any difference, that others haven't made. Yet, in all probability you are also one of the 70% of people in this country who want immigration to be reduced or stopped completely, and one of the many and increasing number of people who are worried about Islam. You are right to feel that way on both counts. Immigration is...
  • President John Quincy Adams,Obviously Underrated Until Now, Offers His Viewpoint on Islam

    04/23/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Google Plus ^ | April 23, 214 | Scott Torino
    John Quincy Adams The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives by the payment of tribute The victories may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace and their faithful followers of the prophet may submit to the imperious neccesities to defeat but the command to propagate to the muslim creed by the sword is always obligatory when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet made be performed alike by fraud or by force.
  • More Higher Ed Spending Questionable

    04/23/2014 1:24:23 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/21/2014 | James Hohman
    As state politicians are primed to deliver $82 million more this year to state higher education institutions, it is appropriate to ask what taxpayers will get for this spending. Unfortunately, there will not likely be much to show for it. The only direct reward for state taxpayers is a promise that tuition will not increase on Michigan residents as much as it might otherwise. That's not to say that tuition will decrease because of the extra 5.7 percent in state spending. Institutions will just be limited to increases at double the rate of inflation if they want to be eligible...
  • Others have noticed that teachers think of themselves as one step removed from coal mine workers

    04/23/2014 1:13:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Bookworm
    I've commented before about the way in which America's teachers paint themselves as the hardest working, most pathetically abused people in America. In 2011, I noted that today's teachers work fewer hours and are paid more than my dad's generation of teachers, but the latter didn't whine all the time. Last year, I posited a reason for the unusual deference teachers get, and it's not because they're the overworked saints of their own heated imaginations: At National Review, Jason Richwine points out that this martyrdom shtick benefits them in intangible ways, and is the flip side of the disdain with...
  • Shannon surges in new Okla. Senate poll [Lankford spokesman calls it "a POS survey"]

    04/23/2014 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is surging in the Oklahoma Senate Republican primary and now leads the other frontrunner in the race, Rep. James Lankford, in a new survey out from a pro-Shannon group. The survey, conducted by the GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies for Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, gives Shannon 42 percent support among likely Republican primary voters to Lankford’s 32 percent support. That’s a gain of 19 points from another survey in mid-March, when Lankford led Shannon by nine points. The third candidate in the race, former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, takes just seven percent support...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’

    04/23/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-14 | DrJohn
    Sometimes you just can't write a better title than the one someone blurts out. 'Splurging is the key to life' says Michelle Obama. If there is any one authority on splurging, it's Queen Michele. Does she ever know how to splurge. From Judicial Watch: Her 2013 trip to Dublin cost us nearly $8 million. Her trips to Africa and Honolulu in 2013 cost us $15 million. The Obamas were averaging a vacation a month through March 2013. She get to spend an elongated vacation at pal Oprah Winfrey's palazzo in Maui. It was the beginning of a birthday party that...
  • Was John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling a curse or a blessing for Republicans?

    04/23/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Doug Book
    Though Coach is Right published this piece in early January, the subject matter may be even more pertinent today as countless doctors refuse to treat ObamaCare patients, hospitals deny them admittance and the negative impact of the law has moved from talking point to reality. When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an “act of judicial cowardice.” “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as...
  • Marijuana mental health and safety risks ignored by media

    04/23/2014 10:42:00 AM PDT · by usalady · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 20, 2014 | Martha
    While Americans of all ages in Colorado happily celebrate the legalization of marijuana in various forms on April 20, 2014 as a “smoking holiday” the mental health and safety risks are being ignored by the media.
  • Muslim Leaders Slam 9/11 Museum's Unflattering Portrayal of Al Qaeda as "Deeply Offensive"

    04/23/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 47 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/23/14 | Aurelius
    The National September 11 Memorial Museum will be showing a film called “The Rise of Al Qaeda” when it opens next month. The film tries to explain the roots of the terrible attacks and why radical Islamists killed so many people that terrible day. In an attempt to get feedback from the Muslim community on the film, which portrays Al Qaeda as radical Islamists who were on a jihad against the United States, the museum showed “The Rise of Al Qaeda” to an “interfaith advisory group of clergy members.” This group included Muslim leaders. After seeing the short film, which...
  • If abortion was a person it would the silver medal winner of this list...

    04/23/2014 10:11:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Actually, if your view of abortion was limited to America only post Roe v. Wade the title of this post would be true...in all actuality it's probably king of the hill here.
  • Secretary Kerry will now bring Worldwide peace and prosperity [Satire]

    04/23/2014 9:34:59 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation received substantial Federal grants after President Obama's approval.  We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential...
  • 12 Ukrainians Kidnapped/Secretly Held by Russians as Pro-Kiev Councilman Found Floating in River

    04/23/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Imagine your country being invaded by a frightening combination of stealthy military force and mafia/street thugs carrying advanced, high-tech weaponry... yet refusing to wear insignia, produce ID, or even tell the truth re. who they are, where they came from, or what they are doing there. And nobody does anything to stop them, either inside or outside the country. Then the few patriots that do dare to speak-out against the invader's lies and territorial aggression begin to simply disappear... Kiev Post:  Twelve persons, including journalists (and one American), have been kidnapped over the past week in the eastern Ukrainian cities...
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Vetos Gun Law Reforms

    04/23/2014 9:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jan Brewer vetoed gun law reforms that would have held local governments accountable.   HB 2517 would have put teeth into the state's preemption law, with penalties for government officials that prosecuted people  for violating illegitimate local ordinances.   Florida passed a similar bill in 2011 after scofflaw governments routinely persecuted citizens who exercised their second amendment rights.  Pennsylvania and Ohio are considering similar measures. HB 2339 would have ensured that local governments who wished to prevent people from carrying weapons in public buildings would have to do more than depend on those who would obey signs directing them to...
  • Glycemic Control For Fun And Profit

    04/23/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States–8.3% of the population–have diabetes (90-95% are type 2). This includes 18.8 million who are diagnosed and 7 million who are “undiagnosed.” And, if that weren’t bad enough, the ADA estimates that there are also 79 million so-called “prediabetics” in this country. Much more statistical information–and some elucidation of the dubious methodology behind it is available here. Why dubious? At best, these widely touted statistics are pedal to the metal extrapolations from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, which examines “a nationally representative sample of...
  • The only way to end racial discrimination is…through racial discrimination?

    04/23/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2014 | MOTUS
    “Justice Sotomayor seemed to mock one of Chief Justice Roberts’s most memorable lines. In a 2007 decision that limited the use of race to achieve integration in public school systems, he wrote, ‘The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.’” On the contrary, the Wise Latina believes that the only way to end discrimination on the basis of race is…to discriminate on the basis of race.Let’s examine the basis for her contention, beginning with Big Guy’s basis for social justice: empathy: But it’s those five percent of the...
  • Republican Party Surges in Polls

    04/23/2014 8:50:51 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 23, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new bi-partisan poll released Monday, the GOP finds itself in a position to make historic gains in the November midterm elections. The poll, conducted by Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company, shows the public support for the Republican Party surging, having gained 15% points sine October of last year. Despite an incessant campaign by Democrats to paint the Republicans as a party aloof of public concerns, riddles with bigotry and intolerance, voters are evenly split, with 45% viewing the GOP as favorable and 45% unfavorable. This is in stark contrast to a similar...
  • Adagio For Strings-Чечня{Chechnya}

    04/23/2014 8:31:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    A dramic video about the First Russian-Chechen War.
  • Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

    04/23/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 23, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column Give them an inch, and they'll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts. In California, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed amending the Code to ban judges who participate in, or are members of, non-profit youth organizations that "discriminate" on...
  • Who is St. George?

    04/23/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/23/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    St. George might be the world’s most popular saint. Really, you might ask, what about St. Francis or St. Joseph? You’re probably not alone in your skepticism, but have you ever heard of the story of a knight saving a princess from a dragon? Well, that’s the legend of St. George. I suppose everyone who has seen a Disney film “knows” about St. George. His appeal, though, goes far beyond the most famous chivalrous tale. He’s not only venerated by Catholics, but also by Protestants, especially Anglicans. Furthermore, he’s one of the most popular saints in the Orthodox tradition, and...
  • Popular Mechanics Scores with 3D Gun Article

    04/23/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Popular Mechanics article shows that it understands technology much better than the New York Times or the Washington Post.  This isn't too surprising, given the politics of the the two prominent newspapers, but it was not always so. The Article sums it up nicely: So, should we be afraid to live in a world where anyone can afford the equipment to manufacture a gun in his or her basement? I hope not—because that's the world we live in now. Guns are comparatively simple devices. In fact, plenty of custom firearms are manufactured today using equipment that wouldn't be...
  • It's time to click "cancel" on ceding ICANN authority - it really is a big deal

    04/23/2014 7:41:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    There's been a few headlines decrying the Obama Commerce Department's decision to cede control of ICANN to "the world". Most people react to these with some mild foreboding or irritation. It really is a big deal though. If the US really does transfer ICANN control to some international body, it could permanently and irretrievably destroy trust in the entire Internet. In fact, it probably will.
  • For "Tulsa", laid back, blues lovers: Clapton, J.J. Cale, "Duck Dunn" Live

    04/23/2014 7:15:39 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    You tube ^ | Ant Varandonis
    Unfortunately both J.J. and Don Dunn have passed on.
  • Cruz endorses Sasse for Nebraska Senate

    04/23/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Midland University President Ben Sasse has picked up another big-name conservative endorsement in the Nebraska Senate Republican primary from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In a statement, Cruz called Sasse the “strongest conservative voice” in the race. “Ben will not be just another vote in the Senate – he will be a leader in the fight to stop the Obama agenda and repeal ObamaCare from day one. We need strong reinforcements like him in the United States Senate,” he said. Cruz will attend a rally for Sasse, along with former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen....
  • Hump-Day Humor

    04/23/2014 5:26:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Senate hopeful hits her stride [Karen Handel-GA]

    04/23/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jessica Taylor
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. — In the crowded Georgia GOP Senate primary, Karen Handel could be hitting her stride at just the right time. The former Georgia secretary of State’s underfunded campaign has struggled to break out of the seven-way race, but a recent slight against her lack of a college degree from her top opponent has given her a new and salient opening. Boosted by an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and missteps from her male opponents, Handel may have hit a sweet spot with less than a month to go before the May 20 primary to succeed retiring...
  • A Putin affiliate evokes Hitler. The West should be worried.

    04/23/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | Richard Cohen
    Is Andranik Migranyan right? The head of a think tank associated with Vladimir Putin wrote the following in response to critics who liken the Russian president to Adolf Hitler and what he did so long ago: “One must distinguish between Hitler before 1939 and Hitler after 1939. The thing is that Hitler collected [German] lands. If he had become famous only for uniting without a drop of blood Germany with Austria, Sudetenland and Memel, in fact completing what Bismarck failed to do, and if he had stopped there, then he would have remained a politician of the highest class.”
  • Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots disappoints constitutionalists!

    04/23/2014 4:35:12 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 12 replies
    4-22-2014 | johnwk
      SEE: Tea Party Patriots Use Elections to Push 'Flat' or 'Fair' Tax Monday, 14 Apr 2014 06:05 PM The Tea Party Patriots are pushing a "flat tax" or a "fair tax" rate in the coming elections to stop the endless hiking of taxes on Americans, group President Jenny Beth Martin says. "A flat tax, a fair tax — either one is better than what we have now," Martin told Ed Berliner and Diane Dimond, guests hosts of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "The tax code has grown and grown and grown. It's time to address the fact that...
  • Medicare is as useful as Linus's security blanket.

    04/23/2014 4:07:57 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/19/2014 | Moneyrunner
    SCIENCE! It turns out that the latest study of the effectiveness of Medicare on patient health is non-existent. Here's the summary from the New England Journal of Medicine: CONCLUSIONS This randomized, controlled study showed that Medicaid coverage generated no significant improvements in measured physical health outcomes in the first 2 years, but it did increase use of health care services, raise rates of diabetes detection and management, lower rates of depression, and reduce financial strain. Like a child's security blanket, it made people who had it feel better for having it.
  • Just Say No- For white working-class women, it makes sense to stay single mothers.

    04/23/2014 3:09:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
    ".......... Lily, just like better-off men and women, believes that marriage means an unqualified commitment to the other spouse. When you marry someone, you support him in hard times. You stick with him when he disappoints you. You visit him if he ends up in jail. And you encourage him to become an important part of your children’s lives. It’s just that Lily doesn’t believe that Carl is worth that commitment. Nor does she believe that she will meet someone who will meet her standards anytime soon, and the statistics back her up.The economy has changed. A higher percentage of...
  • Polish Immigrant: Americans 'Have Gotten Stupid', 'Already Forgot What Communism was All About"...

    04/23/2014 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • State Dept. unable to name ONE accomplishment from Clinton-run initiative

    04/23/2014 12:23:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKI’m shocked, SHOCKED that the State Department spokeswoman can’t even name ONE success of the initiatives that Clinton put in place: So not one accomplishment from running the State Dept. and not one accomplishment in the wider world as Secretary of State. How again is Clinton qualified to be president? Oh right, she was First Lady. Ugh.
  • Sarah Palin Calls for a “Convention of the States” to Stop Obama

    04/22/2014 7:50:50 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    Sarah Palin renewed her call for a “Convention of the States” today. She has joined conservatives like George Will and Mark Levin in supporting a constitutional, Article V “Convention of the States” in order to propose specific amendments designed to rein in and limit the federal government running wild under President Obama. More and more people, legislators and states continue to join the growing movement calling for a “Convention of the States”.
  • MARYLAND GOVERNOR SETS ILLEGALS FREE

    04/22/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    dmldaily.com ^ | 04/22/2014 | SFC Drake
    While Homeland Security is reconsidering their position on deporting illegal criminals with ‘trivial’ crimes, Maryland’s Governor O’Malley has taken it one step further. He announced that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer comply with a federal policy that requires the jail to detain illegal immigrants for deportation. O’Malley said the Detention Center will now consider the severity of the charges a person is facing when reviewing I.C.E. requests to hold immigrants through the ‘Secure Communities’ program. The federal program ‘Secure Communities’ was intended to catch and deport dangerous criminals by coordinating with local jails. We are a government...
  • Brian Williams Raps "Gin and Juice"

    04/22/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    YOU TUBE ^ | 22 APRIL 2014 | JIMMY FALLON
    I know many FReepers aren't fans of rap music, and Brian Williams or Jimmy Fallon as well. But Fallon does a montage of Williams' clips to the beat of Snoop Dogg's 1993 "Gin and Juice" song. Needless to say, it is off da hook!
  • One More Reason to Look Toward 2014 & 2016

    04/22/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 3 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 4/22/2014 | Diogenes
    With one-third of the Supreme Court with one foot in the grave, and the long term results of Affirmative Action now running the country, the next two elections are as important to this country as ever. Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are racist 
  • How Dan changed Goruck forever

    04/22/2014 6:33:42 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 1 replies
    GORUCK ^ | April 5,2013 | Jason
    I’ll cut to the chase. Dan changed GORUCK for the better, forever. Fate smiles on those she loves kind of deal. Dan and I are both Green Berets, which means we share a bond I would best describe as brotherhood with all the fights and all the smiles. But truthfully it’s all smiles. Dan was meant to find GORUCK. And vice versa. Back in March of 2011 at Class 017 in Raleigh no shit there he was. Except, of course, I didn’t understand who he was.
  • Leaked Photos And Released Emails Show Clintons In Bed With Muslim Brotherhood

    04/22/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Bassam Estwani is one major Muslim figure that had access to the Clinton White House a while ago. Some might think of this being no big deal, of course, until one examines what Shoebat.com obtained from leaked photos to email exchanges between Estwani and the Clintons.The photos and Arabic sources obtained by Shoebat.com reveal that Estwani was a major Muslim Brotherhood infiltrator working for decades in the U.S. to influence top U.S. politicians to advance Sharia.In one photo, Estwani showed great deference to the number one Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.In the photo below, Bassam Estwani is seen...
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror'...

    04/22/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. 'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the...
  • 14 graphics that demonstrate how Earth Day is just silly...

    04/22/2014 4:55:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has...
  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Michigan’s anti-affirmative action law stands

    04/22/2014 3:45:23 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    neo-neocon blog ^ | April 22, 2014 | neo-neocon
    SCOTUS has ruled 6-2 (Kagan abstaining) that Michigan’s law against race-based affirmative action is constitutional.In other words, it’s not racial discrimination to ban the sort of racial discrimination that is supposedly designed for the purpose of redressing racial discrimination.Mind-boggling that the question even comes up. As Justice Scalia, joined by Thomas, wrote: It has come to this. Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines of precedent, we confront a frighteningly bizarre question: Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires? Needless to say (except that this case obliges...
  • Meanwhile, at some liberal re-education camp (AKA college)...

    04/22/2014 3:41:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • The modern day good Samaritan as defined by liberalism...

    04/22/2014 3:37:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    One of the favorite things liberals like to say about the conservative philosophy on welfare is that our attitude is basically one of "you're on your own."I would love for liberals to explain how this is any different, if not worse.
  • Cliven Bundy to Harry Reid: Why are you calling for a civil war?

    04/22/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on Monday's edition of Fox News' "Hannity," Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the heart of a dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, asked why Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is calling for a civil war, Newsmax reported. Bundy appeared on the program to respond to overheated rhetoric from the left which has now prompted some to call for drone strikes against the ranch. "Why, Harry, are you calling for a civil war?" Bundy asked. "That's not what we the people want. We just want to disarm the army, and get out of our state, and...
  • Broken Compact The Hollowing-Out of Nevada Statehood

    04/22/2014 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 9 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | August 14, 2013 | Steven Miller
    Before Nevada joined the Union in 1864, the U.S. Congress explicitly promised more than two dozen times that the new state would be on an equal footing with the original states. That promise was not kept. Take, for example, language on merely one page from the Congressional Globe — predecessor of the modern Congressional Record — for March 3, 1864:
  • Community Group Fighting Third Attempt To Bring Wind Farm To Town

    04/22/2014 1:20:12 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/20/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Voters in Osceola County's Sherman Township have overturned regulations for wind turbines in referendums twice in recent years. That was enough to make Heritage Sustainable Energy give up on plans to locate wind turbines there. Now, Next Era Energy wants to locate wind turbines in the township and local officials are looking for a fresh set of regulations that could allow that to happen. But the same local activist group that so far has been able to help keep the turbines away is poised to fight them off again. "It looks to me like we're probably going to end up...