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  • Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest? (Amazing!)

    04/17/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The cattle-ranch protest in Nevada was an armed insurrection by the Tea Party. One thousand Tea Party, so-called “patriots,” came to Bunkerville, NV, brandished weapons and the government backed down. Other mass protests in America have either ended in arrests or violent clashes between authorities and protesters. There is an obvious double standard here because the government relented and turned away. Why did the government do this? The main difference between many other mass protests and the cattle-ranch protest is that the cattle-ranch protesters were armed with handguns and assault rifles. Is American in such a state where the new...
  • Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

    04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan. The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) “I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have...
  • Christie to GOP: Reform Drug Sentencing and Be ‘Pro-Life After They Get Out of the Womb’

    04/17/2014 8:37:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a message to his fellow members of the Republican Party on Thursday: being pro-life means reforming America’s drug laws and criminal sentencing procedures. Christie has long advocated for drug treatment programs as a means of reforming the country’s prison system, but Christie took a new tactic on Thursday when he framed that advocacy as a pro-life argument. “I’m pro-life, and I believe strongly in the sanctity of life,” Christie told an audience in Jersey City on Thursday. Addressing his fellow Republican governors, Christie said that “it’s great to be pro-life, but you need to...
  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 7:37:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 17, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having a high school diploma isn’t good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. “No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind of professional training beyond college,” she said Thursday. It was the first of what is likely to be many more speeches on education as the first family readies for retirement and takes up helping younger Americans, especially blacks get a leg up. “One of the things that Barack and...
  • Al Gore on Climate Change: 'We Are Going to Win This Thing'

    04/17/2014 7:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | April 15, 2014 | Chad Blair
    The man who was almost president graced Honolulu with his presence Tuesday and walked us through a "seminar of sustainability." By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller and a Southern preacher, Al Gore fired up an audience of thousands at the Stan Sheriff Center to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it's possible only if each of us does our part. "Ultimately, we are going to win this thing," he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause. He also managed to repeatedly gush over fellow Democrats Neil Abercrombie and...
  • Democrat: Voters 'Frustrated and Embarrassed' by Obamacare (Hawaii)

    04/17/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 17, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii's failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it will launch an investigation into Hawaii's busted Obamacare program. "This is not a partisan issue, this is an economic issue," said state Sen. Sam Slom. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie previously predicted "hundreds of thousand of people" would sign up for Obamacare in the President's home state. On Thursday, President Barack Obama tried to rally Democrats to support his unpopular Obamacare program. "I think Democrats...
  • Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell presidency

    04/17/2014 6:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Union ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Recently Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as secretary of state. The short version is, she doesn’t have one. But Clinton’s words make a lot more sense when seen not as a nonanswer to a specific question but as an effort to lay the foundation and establish a theme for a presidential campaign. The occasion was her appearance on a panel discussion at the Women in the World meeting in Manhattan. It was pretty easy going; the moderator, New York Times...
  • After Trayvon Martin Slaying, Family Demands Justice For Another Unarmed Slain Teen

    04/17/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Support Online Hip Hop News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Biz Jones
    After the emotional trial of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman last year, justice is being demanded for the unlawful killing of another teen by a New York police officer. A "Justice for #RamarleyGraham" campaign has launched in hopes of indicting the man responsible for taking an 18-year-old's life. The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office have the power to take over the case and hold Ramarley's killer accountable. Join us in demanding the DOJ and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara conduct a thorough investigation and bring federal charges against Officer...
  • PALIN VISIT: Conservative Women Rallying Around Ernst

    04/17/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | April 16, 2014 | Sam Hoyle
    Sarah Palin already announced her support for US Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Now Palin is joining her on the campaign trail. The former vice presidential candidate will stump for Ernst at a rally in West Des Moines as part of a ShePAC event that aims to support, honor and elect conservative women. The “Heels On, Gloves Off” event is set for April 27th. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr will also attend the event.
  • NBC: Isn’t it great to have a multi-billionaire pour money into politics?

    04/17/2014 1:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s do a thought experiment. If Charles or David Koch got invited onto NBC’s Today show to talk about their efforts to advance their political agenda, would either or both get partnered with Savannah Guthrie for a softball interview? Would their interview include suggestions that one of them should run for President? Kyle Drennen at Newsbusters notes that two weeks prior to Michael Bloomberg’s appearance on Today, the network took a much different approach to money in politics: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The clip just provides the highlights. Newsbusters has the whole transcript up, but let me just note the tough questions asked by...
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul visits Edmonton (Wouldn't answer publicly why he supports McConnell)

    04/17/2014 1:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Glasgow Daily Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Gina Kinslow
    EDMONTON — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made a visit to Edmonton on Wednesday afternoon for a community forum during which he spoke mostly about health care and the economy and how he proposes to fix problems with each. The stop was one of several he made across the state during the week. After addressing about 30 people who turned out to hear him, the senator opened the floor for questions. One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private...
  • Lerner Wanted DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party

    04/16/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Katie Pavlich at Town Hall.com: "According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for 'lying' about political activity." So Eric Holder and Lois Lerner not only are liars, they're in cahoots. Lois Lerner was asking the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute people like Catherine Engelbrecht. This woman, this Lerner, this is a witch. This is a...
  • The Donald Donates to Cruz: The real estate mogul doles out cash to the fiery Texan

    04/16/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 16, 2014 | David Catanese
    Donald Trump is showing his cards in the early 2016 sweepstakes – and he's betting on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York real estate mogul donated $5,000 to the Texas senator's leadership PAC during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz's PAC, called the Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund, took in far fewer receipts than the PACs of his potential White House rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. It took in only about $23,000 in contributions and then added approximately another $120,000 in transfers from other committees and rebates. Comparatively,...
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People talking about Big Government”

    04/16/2014 8:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brandon Turbeville
    In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them. While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives. While the narrative...
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

    04/16/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners with kids in the home, specifically focused on having guns in the home locked up. In the ad, a young girl and her brother play hide and seek. The girl hides in her parents' closet and finds a pistol that the parents kept in...
  • All-You-Can-Eat Training Table: NCAA Approves UnLtd. Food After Napier Complains of 'Hungry Nights'

    04/16/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Final Four most outstanding player Shabazz Napier complained on the eve of UConn's tournament win over Kentucky that he sometimes goes to bed "starving" as a student-athlete. The NCAA has heard the growls of Shabazz's stomach. The NCAA announced that schools can now provide student-athletes with unlimited food. The NCAA release called the Division 1 rule revision "an effort to meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes." Prior to Tuesday's change, schools could provide their competitors with a stipend or dining hall pass good for three meals a day, a deprivation which sent Mr. Shabazz to sleep starving. Other changes...
  • Could this particle rewrite modern physics? Discovery of 4-quark hadron...

    04/16/2014 7:00:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    Scientists at CERN have confirmed the existence of a new 'exotic' particle International team used the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) detector The particle was first detected in 2007 but it has only now been confirmed Dubbed Z(4430), the discovery challenges existing models of physics It may also indicate that a new type of neutron star, a quark star, existsIn the early 1930s, scientists were fairly confident they understood subatomic physics. That was until dozens of new elementary particles were discovered in the 1950s, forcing scientists to rewrite their models. Now a new particle, first detected in 2007 but not...
  • Jewish Center Shooter Glenn Miller Was in Witness Protection Program

    04/16/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, founded and built the only White people’s party ever in the U.S. – the White Patriot Party – between 1980 to 1986, with a peak membership of around 5000. On Sunday Glenn Miller shot three people dead outside two Jewish Centers in Overland Park, Kansas. After going underground, Glenn Miller was arrested on April 30, 1987 in Ozark, Missouri, on numerous Federal criminal charges in the company of three other men (Tony Wydra, Robert “Jack” Jackson, and Douglas Sheets), who were also taken into Federal custody. Glenn Miller (with bullhorn), who headed the...
  • Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation

    04/16/2014 6:28:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Y Net News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Michal Margalit
    Fear replaced communal atmosphere in Donetsk's Jewish community as armed men handed out a leaflet Passover eve calling on Jews register their religion and property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation and loss of citizenship.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community's Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern. The leaflet demanded the city's Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated. Donetsk,...
  • The Armed Rebellion on a Nevada Cattle Ranch Could Be Just the Start (As biased as you might think)

    04/16/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alex Altman
    The Feds may have set a troubling precedent by allowing a Nevada rancher and his band of armed followers to win a standoff with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The rancher refused to pay more than $1 million in fines for letting his cows graze on government land It could have been a catastrophe. For several days last week, hundreds of angry protesters faced off with federal workers on an arid ranch near Bunkerville, Nev. Militiamen squatted among the sagebrush and crouched on a highway overpass, cradling guns and issuing barely veiled threats at the government officials massed behind...
  • Drones: toys or terrors?

    04/16/2014 5:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | April 13, 2014 | Robert Miller and Michael P. Mayko
    At The Hobby Center in Danbury, Karl LaLonde, the store's owner, holds the Proto X in the palm of his hand. It's the size of a fairly healthy tarantula. LaLonde has decorated it with an orange piece of plastic shaped like a bird's beak. Switched on, its four tiny propellers spin. Under LaLonde's control via a joystick, it lifts off the counter and scoots around the store's airspace. The Proto X costs $50. "You can get a camera to fit it," LaLonde said. It's the smallest of the many UAVs -- unmanned aerial vehicles -- LaLonde sells. Business is good....
  • Is US On Such Unsound Footing That It Must Respond to Civil-Disobedience As If Girding for War?

    04/15/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ace
    Harry Reid seems to have taken the Bundy standoff rather personally: "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. It is a very scary thing when a government officer takes such things personally -- given that the government can and does order the use of lethal force against citizens. What is the rationale for Reid's We-Must-Not-Let-This-Insult-Pass attitude? Were Reid talking about a slight from a hostile foreign power -- such as Russia, or, for that matter, al-Qaeda -- he's more than...
  • Russia Spends More of Its GDP on Defence Than U.S. or European Powers

    04/15/2014 11:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | April 15, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Russia now spends more on its military, relative to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), than both the United States and Europe respectively. According to figures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Moscow spent 4.1 percent of its GDP on defence in 2013, an increase of 0.6 percent over the past 10 years. By contrast, the United States spent 3.8 percent of GDP on defence and Britain spent just 2.3 percent, with further defence cuts expected. The only neighbouring country that spends more is Azerbaijan, with 4.7 percent. Defence spending in Ukraine has also rocketed by 16 percent in the...
  • Caller: The American Dream is Alive and Well

    04/15/2014 11:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Brett in Cheyenne ... Wisconsin? Wow. It's great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Cheyenne, Wyoming. Cheyenne, Wyoming. RUSH: I always thought it had to be Wyoming. I never heard of a Cheyenne in Wisconsin. CALLER: I wanted to call because I'm 27 years old, and I just wanted to let you know -- and let everyone know -- that the American dream is well and alive. I'm proof of it. I started out from absolutely nothing. With faith, drive, and determination I have built my own business from working part-time, waiting tables, to...
  • Study: GOP Will Grow with More White Conservatives, Not Less

    04/15/2014 10:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A new study suggests that politically unaffiliated white Americans who are experiencing a shift to minority status will feel threatened by that shift and subsequently embrace more conservative policies. They will align themselves, therefore, with the Republican Party, providing that party with a more stable base in the midst of racial divisiveness. The revealing study, conducted by Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson at Northwestern University, was published by the professional journal Psychological Science and noted by Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner. The research challenges the notion that the Republican Party will diminish as its aging white members die and...
  • Judge Nap: 'I Was Shocked to See That the BLM Has Armed Troops'

    04/15/2014 10:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the latest developments in the Nevada ranch standoff, telling Elisabeth Hasselbeck that the federal government has acted inappropriately and is trying to scare the Bundy family. Fox and Friends played an audio clip of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) special agent, who maintained that federal agents respect the Constitution and "understand free speech." He argued that the BLM was trying to avoid conflict, noting that some of the protesters were "holding rocks above their heads to throw at police officers." Napolitano recalled that he was shocked to see that BLM agents were armed. "The...
  • MSNBC's Krystal Ball: "Gun-Toting, Anti-Patriots" Are Trying To Make Cliven Bundy A Hero

    04/15/2014 9:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)KRYSTAL BALL: Next Monday is Patriots' Day in Boston and thousands of modern patriots will take to the streets to run, to celebrate and to come together out of tragedy, proving true the words of our pledge, one nation, under God, indivisible. That word though, patriot, has become a really loaded one. To see what I mean, consider Cliven Bundy, the rancher who has refused to pay the people of the U.S. what he owes for use of our land because he views the U.S. federal government as a foreign interloper. Mr. Bundy denies the legitimacy of our republic. And...
  • The 57 Best Conspiracy Theories I Heard At New Jersey’s 55th Annual UFO Conference

    04/15/2014 7:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 15, 2014 | Katie Heaney
    I went to the New Jersey Paranormal and Consciousness Conference last weekend. Here are the theories I heard, ranked worst to best. 57. The CIA controls the New York Times, the Washington Post, other reputable leading newspapers, and some academics. 56. David Rockefeller put every president from Ford onward into the White House. 55. The Aspen Institute is the “open Bilderberg.” (idk what this means) 54. CERN, the The European Organization for Nuclear Research, has a logo that looks like 666 in a twist. (Not NOT true.) 53. They are trying to recreate the Big Bang. 52. We are placated...
  • Six ways conservatives on both sides of the pond can learn from each other (Barf, guv'ner!)

    04/15/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Conservative Home ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ted Yarbrough
    America and Great Britain share a special relationship. We speak the same language, have a similar system of laws, have similar (quasi-)capitalist economic system and even often share a system of weights and measurements. As America is a former colony of the United Kingdom, we owe much to Great Britain. Nevertheless, some things we don’t get about each other. Generally, Americans don’t understand Britons’ reverence for monarchy, and Britons don’t understand Americans’ fascination with guns. Politically, our countries do some things right, and some wrong. I follow both countries’ politics closely and I thought I would offer some constructive criticism...
  • 9 Candidates Get Sarah Palin’s Seal of Approval

    04/15/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alina Kleineidam
    The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner, and after endorsing 64 candidates in 2010, and contributing about $300,000 to candidates in 2012, Sarah Palin is once again trying to wield influence over another election cycle. Just like in previous years, Palin’s picks get free publicity on her social media accounts, through appearances in their television ads and financial support from SarahPAC. Formed in 2009, SarahPAC is Palin’s political action committee, which is “dedicated to building America’s future by supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.” Here are 9 candidates Palin has chosen...
  • Hillary Clinton, Youth Candidate

    04/15/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 15, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    Republicans will nominate someone younger than her, and it won't make a difference to young people.Our old colleague Patrick Caldwell has an interesting article up at Mother Jones about the way the Hillary Clinton campaign—or whatever we can call it at this point, since it isn't actually a campaign but it isn't exactly just a bunch of independent people doing their own thing either—is going after college students. I had forgotten how idiotically hostile the Hillary '08 campaign was toward college students in Iowa, but that's just one of innumerable mistakes that one presumes she'll attempt to correct this time...
  • Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years

    04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entrée upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds. “This is a center cut filet,” he said. “It’s the very best filet you can possibly buy. And that’s why it’s expensive.” And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, it’s become even more expensive. “When the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, that’s almost a $5 increase in this...
  • India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

    04/15/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dean Nelson in New Delhi
    India's Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is...
  • White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

    04/15/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and...
  • King Barack’s Crown Government: F.H. Buckley's Once and Future King (Article and book review)

    04/15/2014 1:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 15, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The federal government threatens a Nevada rancher with the loss of his private property. A Long Island man loses his life to Obamacare while a Virginia woman’s family says, “Obamacare killed my sister." IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner is held in contempt of Congress, having emerged as the key figure in a scheme to deprive conservatives of their rights. With these stories and endless others spilling into the news cycle, F.H. Buckley’s new book — The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America — could not be better timed. Mr. Buckley’s writings are familiar on these pages...
  • In SW Florida congressional race, who matters more: Palin or Paul?

    04/15/2014 12:14:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alex Leary, Washington Bureau Chief
    Endorsments can be overrated but in a conservative primary with a lot of noise and mud, could a high-profile name give a candidate the edge? Congressional District 19 candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto recently got the backing of Sarah Palin, who held a fundraiser and sang the candidate's praises on Fox News. Yesterday, Curt Clawson scored the endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul, among the first tea party backed candidates to make it big. "Washington is desperate for outside leadership," Paul said. "Curt Clawson is an outsider who will bring refreshing ideas to the halls of Congress. Today, I proudly stand with Curt...
  • Healthy Texas Economy Causes Surge in Housing Market

    04/15/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Housing markets have remained relatively weak in many areas of the U.S., with two notable exceptions: Washington, D.C. and Texas. Overwhelming evidence suggests that while the federal government, one of the nation's largest employers, is responsible for the ever-increasing housing demand in D.C.--the private marketplace is behind Texas' boom. The Lone Star State's pro-business environment, low taxes and reliable regulation have caused businesses to flock to the state. The result has been a bountiful job market, which draws individuals and families to Texas from around the world--many are eager to purchase homes upon arrival. Fresh statistics released by the federal...
  • Glaring limits of the Civil Rights Act: We need to redistribute wealth (Yep, he went there)

    04/15/2014 9:30:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | April 14, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
    Even if racism were wiped out tomorrow, we'd still need to address pervasive racial wealth inequality. Here's why. Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in...
  • Inside the Bundy Ranch standoff: The stakes go far beyond cattle

    04/15/2014 9:13:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 15, 2014 | Andrew Malcolm
    It was a tense standoff in rural Nevada with armed protesters closing I-15 for a while and facing off against even more heavily-armed federal agents. For now, that volatile Bundy Ranch confrontation has been defused. But it's not over by any means. And we may well experience others that do not pause in non-violence. These are profound disputes illustrative of abiding suspicions among average Americans and their government headed by a man who promised to bring people together but didn't. And it comes in an uncertain economic time when so many have given up big dreams to just keep what...
  • Obama picks gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

    04/15/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast...
  • Is India about to elect its Reagan?

    04/15/2014 8:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2014 | David Cohen, fmr dep asst Secretary of the Interior
    India, the world’s largest democracy, is in the midst of a marathon five-week election that will result in the selection of its next prime minister. Although Nate Silver has yet to make it official, most pundits and prognosticators predict that Narendra Modi will be India’s next leader. Modi bears striking similarities to a celebrated American president: one Ronald Wilson Reagan. Both men rose from humble origins. Modi, in particular, worked from childhood hawking tea in railway stations. Both were popular and successful state governors: Modi is the chief minister (equivalent to a governor) of Gujarat, an Indian state whose gift...
  • Why You Should Be Sympathetic Toward Cliven Bundy

    04/15/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Power Line ^ | April 14, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • Down and Out: Single fact explains why black Americans have a hard time climbing the economic ladder

    04/14/2014 9:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Slate ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    “We didn’t run from where we grew up. We aren’t afraid to be associated with the people who came up with us.” That’s Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks writing in defense of his friend, DeSean Jackson, who was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles amid reports of gang ties. Sherman isn’t trying to litigate the allegations or exonerate Jackson—he doesn’t know the details. But he doesn’t think it’s wrong for Jackson to associate with the men from his childhood. And why would it be? Yes, some of them have criminal records—and for some, that includes gang activity—but leaving home is...
  • How the Obama administration turned the latest IPCC report into meaningless gobbledegook

    04/14/2014 9:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | April 14, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Even by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's own lamentable standards, its new report - by Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report - makes no sense whatsoever. Perhaps it never did but what definitely made it worse was the politicised meddling of the Obama administration. Before the report's formal release, US officials - who had seen an earlier draft - wrote to the United Nations demanding it be amended. "The discussion of the economic costs of mitigation is too narrow and does not incorporate co-benefits of action." Loosely translated this means: "If we admit how much we're spending...
  • PHOTOS: This Groundbreaking 3D Printer Built 10 Homes in 24 Hours

    04/14/2014 9:05:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    RYOT ^ | April 14, 2014 | Oliver Micheals
    From Oreos to body parts, 3D printers have been cranking out some pretty unbelievable stuff lately. But in Shanghai, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has been using a monstrous printing device to build homes at a breakneck pace — 10 homes in 24 hours. Measuring out at roughly 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, this clearly isn’t your average retail printer. Unlike most 3D printers, this printing giant is fed with cement rather than plastic, making it especially well-suited for home construction. The best part is the houses are super cheap to make and they’re made...
  • Was Stopping Nevada’s Fracking Rush Behind the Bundy Showdown?

    04/14/2014 8:36:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Somewhat Reasonable blog ^ | April 14, 2014 | Marita Noon
    The story of rancher Cliven Bundy has captured an abundance of media attention and attracted supporters from across the West, who relate to the struggle against the federal management of lands. Bundy’s sister, Susan, was asked: “Who’s behind the uproar?” She blamed the Sierra Club, then Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and then President Obama. She concluded her comments with: “It’s all about control”—a sentiment that is frequently expressed regarding actions taken in response to some endangered-species claim. An Associated Press report describes Bundy’s battle this way: “The current showdown pits rancher Cliven Bundy’s claims of ancestral rights to graze his...
  • Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democratic Midterm Campaign

    04/14/2014 7:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bob Shrum
    Months away from Election Day, the Democrats are already cutting and running away from Obamacare. Clinton is the man to help them embrace it, attack obsessed Republicans—and win.Let Bill do it. With Democrats facing a daunting midterm season, it’s time to bring in the Big Dawg, not just as a campaigner but as a strategic driving force with the resources to deploy and dominate the message wars from coast to coast. Put him in charge of one of the existing super PACs—which would instantly multiply its fundraising—or form a new one that can operate on a genuinely super scale, with...
  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    04/14/2014 6:50:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2014 | Amanda Lee Myers
    CINCINNATI — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to allow gay couples to marry. Judge Timothy Black’s ruling was a partial but significant victory for gay rights supporters, who called it a stepping stone for full marriage equality in Ohio....
  • Cynical Race-Baiting Will Fail to Save the Democrats

    04/14/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ron Christie
    Sadly, it has come down to this. When they assumed power in 2009, Democrats promised that a trillion-dollar stimulus package would invigorate the economy and create millions of jobs. It did not happen—all while trillions of dollars were added to the national debt which will become due when these current lawmakers are safely in retirement. The president of the United States and congressional Democrats promised that if they passed Obamacare, you could keep your doctor and your health plan while your premiums would decrease by an average of $2,500 a year. All of these claims were assessed and identified by...