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  • Don't sugarcoat it: Jackie Robinson West is not the champion

    02/12/2015 9:41:54 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 56 replies ^ | 02-11-2015 | Rex Huppke
    If you care at all about the players on the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, don’t call them champions. They aren’t. Wednesday’s announcement by Little League International that the team has been stripped of its U.S. title and all its wins from the 2014 Little League World Series tournament is all the proof you need. These are not champions. To say otherwise is a disservice to these kids, and they’ve already been handed a disservice big enough to last a lifetime. So don’t say, “It’s OK, kids, you’re still champions in our eyes.” Don’t say, “We don’t care, you...
  • The New Gun Suspect: Every School Child

    "[The role of the schoolmaster is to] collect little plastic lumps of human dough from private households and shape them on the social kneading board." ~ Edward Ross, Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order Five-year-old Elizabeth of Mobile, Alabama learned two new words last month in kindergarten: suicide and homicide. After drawing what resembled a gun, she pointed her crayon at another child and went "pew, pew." Horrified by the outburst of violence, the school required Elizabeth to fill out a "suicide/homicide assessment scoresheet" complete with questions on how often she thought about killing herself. An agreement not...
  • Stephen Halbrook: Defending Freedom Against Gun Confiscation

    11/16/2014 9:34:45 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 1 replies ^ | November 16, 2014 | With Anthony Wile
    Introduction: Stephen P. Halbrook is a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute who has argued and won three constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University and Tuskegee Institute. Dr. Halbrook is the author of eight books including, most recently,  Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" (2014), The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right To Bear Arms, That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, A Right to...
  • Possible answer to LGBT lawsuits against Small Business Owners

    10/12/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 88 replies
    10/12/2014 | B4Ranch
    This has been an interesting week for me. I have been discussing with numerous Christian lawyers and judges in three states, a possible solution to the lawsuits LGBT clientele bring forth against Christian Small Business Owners for having strong religious beliefs. We are all familiar with the lawsuit against the Colorado family-owned Christian bakery that eventually lost their business due to their refusal to bake a wedding cake for two same sex clients. Then there's the the New Mexico photographer who got sued after declining to photograph a lesbian couple's wedding, citing religious objections. Or the florist who allegedly refused...
  • Not kosher: Ultra-Orthodox Jews delay JFK flight to Israel because they can’t sit next to women

    09/27/2014 6:57:51 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 58 replies ^ | September 26, 2014, | Corinne Lestch
    A group of ultra-Orthodox passengers heading to Israel to celebrate the Jewish new year delayed an El Al flight out of JFK Airport, kvetching that they couldn’t sit next to women because of religious reasons.(snip) The Haredi travelers wouldn’t sit unless they could trade their seats with other passengers, rankling the secular Jews on board the Tuesday night flight, according to Shalom Life. “I ended up sitting next to a … man who jumped out of his seat the moment we had finished taking off and proceeded to stand in the aisle.” Other passengers recalled that the black-clad rabblerousers stood...
  • California Drought May Be Cause for Mt. Shasta Mudslide

    09/25/2014 2:18:44 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies ^ | September 24, 2014; | Mark Leberfinger
    U.S. Forest Service officials continue to monitor a mudslide that occurred Saturday at Mt. Shasta in northern California.The mudslide began around 3 p.m. PDT Saturday and continued through the night in Mud Creek Canyon, a Forest Service spokeswoman said in a news release.The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta's glaciers exposed to the sun's heat.A mudslide from Mt. Shasta crosses Pilgrim Creek Road in northern California on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo/U.S. Forest Service/Steve Bachmann)A mudslide from Mt. Shasta merges into the McCloud River in northern California on...
  • Thirteen Techniques for Truth Suppression

    09/08/2014 2:04:46 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 1 replies
    Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "how dare you?" gambit. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be...
  • High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

    09/07/2014 10:52:50 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies ^ | September 7, 2014 | n/a
    A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.” Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School. The unidentified assault victim, 16, told investigators she exited the bus on McDow Drive, a winding street...
  • Watch: This Sheriff Just Threatened Something huge If The Obama Admin Tries To Take His Guns

    09/03/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 34 replies
    In light of recent mass shootings – primarily in so-called ‘gun-free zones’ – that have left dozens dead and even more injured, Americans have become increasingly divided regarding how such tragedies might be avoided in the future.While some have concluded that stricter gun control laws would keep citizens safe by limiting legal access to firearms, plenty of others recognize that a well-armed populace can act as a deterrent to would-be violent criminals. As federal authorities consider imposing legislation that would make the ownership of certain weapons illegal, local law enforcement officials are speaking out against such proposals. One such voice is...
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

    08/29/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies ^ | Tuesday, 26th August 2014 | unknown
    The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay: Martin Kimber, Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council, fully accepts the findings of the report, and apologises to the young people and families who were let down.Independent reviewer, Alexis Jay OBE, reaches a clear conclusion that the Council and partners could and should have done more to protect children at risk.In responding to today’s report, Mr Kimber has apologised to the young people who were let down by services, and has accepted the report and its recommendations in their entirety.“The report does not make comfortable reading in its account of...
  • Open Letter to Sheriff Gillepsie

    08/06/2014 10:39:21 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 7 replies
    http://EMAIL fROM Ammon Bundy ^ | August 6, 2014 | Ammon Bundy
    August 6, 2014 To Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Clark County Nevada Sheriff's Department, In a recent press conference, you mentioned 1) the BLM lied to you and 2) Bundy brought armed men to the ranch for protection. While I can't speak to the validity of your first claim, we unequivocally take issue with the second. We never asked for armed men to come to our aid. In fact, everyone who arrived at the Bundy ranch (men, women, armed & unarmed) voluntarily came to support the constitutional rights that you failed to defend. Had you not neglected your duty to defend our...
  • I have a plan to destroy America [Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado]

    07/04/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 37 replies
    The speech was given by Governor Lamm at the 2004 Immigration-Overpopulation Conference in Washington, D.C. He titled it “A Plan to Destroy America.” AMERICAN SUICIDE Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this; it ought to scare the pants off you! We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado (Democrat). In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Recently there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,”...
  • Rutland clerk pulls gun on robber

    06/19/2014 6:14:13 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 37 replies
    Pitaniello, 58, of Rutland, said he was preparing to close up Mac’s Convenience Store at 145 North Main St. before 9:30 p.m. when a man wearing a hoodie and a bandana over his face entered the store and threatened him with a roughly 5-inch blade. “I looked up when I heard the doorbell chimes and saw the hoodie, the bandana, and a bag in his hand,” Pitaniello said Monday. “He walked up to the counter, laid the knife on it and said ‘Empty the register.’” But the Vietnam veteran, who said he has carried a gun all his life, said...

    05/24/2014 12:43:17 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 26 replies ^ | 2 Jan 2005 | Andy Thames
    **I would be supportive of a world government, if I knew it would be ran by honest people, and there were a checks and balances to ensure power wouldn't be used too corruptly. I know this is a dream. The people who want to rule us are coldhearted people who do not give a damn about anyone but themselves. Live free or die. --Andy 1. "If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now...
  • Yahoo Won’t Honor ‘Do Not Track’ Requests From Users

    05/05/2014 3:35:49 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 8 replies
    You can ask YahooYHOO +0.11% not to track you online, but the company will no longer listen. snip Some Privacy advocates protested the move. “Yahoo’s decision to flatly ignore users’ Do Not Track requests is a scandal,” said Peter Eckersley, snip “Everyone needs to understand that his applies not just to Yahoo and Flickr and Tumblr, and to the giant network of ads that Yahoo operates across the Web. Every time you see one of those, it sees you too, and tracks you.” This week EFF launched a new software tool, called Privacy Badger, which does block online tracking for...
  • New Dow Record Expands Wall Street Party

    05/01/2014 10:24:26 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies ^ | May 01, 2014 | Staff Report
    New Dow Record Expands Wall Street Party By Staff Report - May 01, 2014 The Dow Jones industrial average rose to an all-time high on Wednesday after investors assessed more corporate earnings, the latest move from the Fed and an unexpectedly weak reading on economic growth in the first quarter. Sealed Air, a food packing company, and C.H. Robinson, a freight company, were among stocks that rose after reporting earnings. On Wednesday: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45.47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,580.84. For the week: The Dow Jones industrial average is up 219.38 points, or 1.3 percent....
  • Secret Court Cases in Harry Reid's Backyard

    04/20/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 38 replies ^ | 04/14/2014 |
    Seems that in a few places around the country, including Las Vegas, there are SECRET COURT CASES going on.Some of the people involved are Jared Shafer (possibly tied to Harry Reid), Harry Reid, Sheldon Adelman, and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, among others.From the Las Vegas Review Journal -- As if written with invisible ink, dozens of lawsuits filed in Southern Nevada courts virtually have disappeared after judges decided they should be hidden from the public. Along with the dispute described in each lawsuit, also kept secret are the outcomes of each lawsuit, the name of the judge...
  • Unarmed Equals Unprepared

    04/20/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 6 replies
    Wow, I sure wish I’d brought a smaller gun and less ammunition to this gun fight…NOT Ft Collins, CO --( “An honest man speaks the truth, though it gives offence. A vain man, in order that it may.” ~ William Hazlitt With regard to the foregoing, without vanity nor immersing myself, once more, in the endless discussion about calibers and capacities, here is a sage note from a friend, recently retired, who worked in a large metro PD for many years.This particular metro area is famous for its high rate of violent crime: “During my career with the PD, I was...
  • Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service

    Officials say that the Laney’s can redeem their 80 cattle for $40,950Southwest New Mexico – The Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family in 1986, and its adjacent Laney Cattle Company was allowed to utilize grazing lands since 1883. According to the US Forest Service, however, they are no longer entitled to do so, and the USFS has posted notices along the fence line of their property advising people not to attempt to enter the ranch. Lands are being seized, and the cattle removed, “one way or the other.”Now they say that the cattle may be redeemed if the Laney’s pay for the costs...
  • Violating Constitutional Rights is the Core of BLM’s Business Plan

    04/19/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies ^ | 07/30/11 | Scott Sonner
    The federal government seized Raymond Yowell’s cattle — all 132 head — and hauled them across the state and sold them at auction. Then the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sent Yowell a bill for $180,000 for back grazing fees and penalties, and later garnished part of his Social Security benefits. Yowell claims the government violated his constitutional rights, broke an 1863 treaty and saddled him with a debt that he doesn’t owe. “There’s no other way,” said Yowell, a member of the Te-Moak Band of Western Shoshone, who still works a small cattle ranch with his son in northeast...
  • BLM Whistleblower: Reid Bunkerville and the Military Industrial Complex at Bundy Ranch

    04/18/2014 6:36:13 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 80 replies ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | NextNewsNetwork
    BUNDY RANCH | You saw his proof. Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.
  • Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?

      Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment? By Staff Report - April 14, 2014 Nevada Rancher: 'The Citizens Of America' Got My Cattle Back ... After a tense standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Rancher at the center of the disagreement proclaimed that "the citizens of America" got his cattle back. Rancher Cliven Bundy reached a deal with the BLM Saturday allowing the cattle that had been removed from the BLM land to be released back onto the federal lands. But Bundy is still on the hook for the fees he owes...
  • "Trained to Kill"

    03/29/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 53 replies ^ | August 10, 1998 | Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
    Are we training our children to kill? I am from Jonesboro, Arkansas. I travel the world training medical, law enforcement, and U.S. military personnel about the realities of warfare. I try to make those who carry deadly force keenly aware of the magnitude of killing. Too many law enforcement and military personnel act like "cowboys," never stopping to think about who they are and what they are called to do. I hope I am able to give them a reality check. So here I am, a world traveler and an expert in the field of "killology," and the largest school...
  • An African seeking refuge and understanding finds neither in Israel

    03/26/2014 5:36:54 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 12 replies ^ | 03/26/14 | ( Kate Linthicum
    <p>Mutasim Ali, left, seen during a recent protest in Tel Aviv's Lewinsky Park, is the public face of an estimated 55,000-strong African immigrant population that some in Israel wish would quietly disappear.</p> <p>Mutasim Ali, a spokesman for African immigrants in Israel, has a tale of terror and oppression that many officials don't want to hear.</p>
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/18/2014 9:21:35 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies ^ | 3/18/14 | Jack Minor
    In 2012, state lawmakers in Delaware – with the support of Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden – pushed through legislation that redefined the duties of sheriffs and their deputies to that of process servers and prisoner transport. The legislation stripped them of all arrest authority to the point where animal control and the game warden had more authority. Christopher and other supporters of the constitutional role of the sheriff, however, are fighting back. “The battle of liberty is never over. We are attempting to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot overturning the law stripping...
  • Ottawa accepting another 5,000 parent and grandparent immigration applications

    Sponsors will now have to demonstrate income levels that are 30% higher than the previous norm and promise to look after the financial needs of their loved ones for 20 years, instead of the previously required 10 years. Sponsors will also have to submit proof of income for three years instead of one and they will no longer be able to sponsor adult siblings.
  • Would-be Canadians to wait longer for citizenship

    The key changes: Fees for citizenship applications will increase to $300 from $100. By comparison, fees are $670 in the United States and $1,600 in the United Kingdom. Only immigrants who have been physically present in Canada four of the past six years would quality for citizenship. Time spent in Canada without permanent resident status would no longer count towards citizenship. Those applying for citizenship must file Canadian income taxes, which is not currently a requirement. Applicants 14-65 must pass the language and knowledge test, which will be administered in English or French. Currently only applicants 18-54 must do so,...
  • A Society on the Brink of Anarchy

    02/02/2014 8:26:55 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 134 replies
    Most people would be terrified at the thought that their world might soon transform into a state of complete "anarchy." However, in one sense that is precisely what humanity needs. To many, the term "anarchy" implies violent chaos and bloody mayhem, and a complete breakdown of organized society-- a situation no decent person wants. What the word literally means, however, is "rule by no one," a society without any ruling class. And while people are right to believe that authoritarian "law and order" is the opposite of "anarchy," they are wrong to put their faith in the former, or to...

    01/28/2014 3:37:40 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 7 replies
    We met at high noon, she was dressed completely in green from her pilates shoes to her forest green sweatband. She wore spandex leotards, an Audubon pin and a Sierra Club tee shirt with John Muir's face on it. The leotards and Muir's likeness were distorted by her 250 pounds of greenness. I wore jeans, boots and a free cap from an auction market. It was obvious that we were from different warring tribes. She sneered at me and drew first as both our hands reached for the door to the ice cream novelties in the frozen food aisle of...

    01/28/2014 3:33:19 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 28 replies
    FREE HENNY PENNY! by: Baxter Black As America continues to become tangled in the web of domesticated animal welfare, we continue to exacerbate the inhumane results of our efforts. The closing of horse slaughter plants has backfired. Our emphasis on spay and neuter clinics has made just a small dent in the number of feral cats and dogs. Millions of canines and felines are euthanized each year. Feral hogs have become as welcome as coyotes, rats, prairie dogs, wolves and white tail deer in many states. The biggest factor in each case can be traced back to decisions made by...
  • More Obama Anti-Gun Regulation Comment Window is Closing. Act Now

    Manassas, VA --( The Obama administration has proposed changes to regulations dealing with the transfer of legally owned full-auto guns and other restricted items like short-barreled rifles and silencers. Such items are legal, but controlled under the National Firearms Act of 1934, and are commonly referred to as NFA items.Under current NFA regulations, an individual wishing to purchase an NFA item must submit to an extensive background check, pay a special $200 excise tax on each NFA item, and get the signature of his local “Chief Law Enforcement Officer” or CLEO – typically a sheriff or chief of police.While possession...
  • Deadbeat Mike Weisser, Ware Gun Shop, Stiffs The Second Amendment

    11/23/2013 8:12:46 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 13 replies ^ | November 22, 2013 | na
    Manasquan, NJ --( Mike Weisser, proprietor of the Ware Gun Shop in Ware, MA is a con-man, deadbeat and enemy of the Second Amendment!How can we make such bold statement?Because we know first hand, fact is he owes AmmoLand Shooting Sports News for advertising we ran for him, when he was doing business as “Grey Lock Holsters” in 2012.  On good faith we ran his ads, as we do with all our advertisers, and after making him loads of money he stiffed us for $1800.00, dodging all our phone calls and emails ever since. Yeah we know. Having people steal from...
  • The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later

    11/22/2013 3:56:56 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 74 replies
    November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The true story of JFK's murder has never been officially admitted, although the conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been well established by years of research, such as that provided by James W. Douglass in his book, JFK And The Unspeakable, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Ignore Douglass's interest in the Trappist monk Thomas Merton and Merton's prediction and focus on the heavily documented research that Douglass provides....
  • Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an ‘Islamic country’

    11/17/2013 8:45:32 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 21 replies
    A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is “an Islamic country.”After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday to “show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality,” he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon: “America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!”
  • Convention of States: The Best Option

    11/07/2013 8:09:05 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 20 replies ^ | November 04, 2013 | Staff
    Convention of States: The Best Option November 04, 2013 Forget Secession or Other Plans Folks everywhere agree that the federal government has grown too large and too powerful. D.C. legislates on issues only the states should control, stealing decision-making power from the state and the people.But folks do not agree how to solve this problem. One popular remedy is nullification. Using nullification, states refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws. Though it sounds straightforward, nullification poses legal and practical challenges that make it virtually unusable. In a recent article, Tim Baldwin of the Liberty Defense League explains why a Convention of...
  • America's Slippage Is Obama's Fault ... or Not

    10/29/2013 7:42:51 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 4 replies ^ | October 28, 2013 | Staff Report
    America's Slippage Is Obama's Fault ... or Not By Staff Report - October 28, 2013 World's anger at Obama policies goes beyond Europe and the NSA ... Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States' closest allies are so upset that the Obama administration has gone into damage-control mode to ensure the rifts don't widen and threaten critical partnerships. The quarrels differ in their causes and degrees of seriousness. As a whole, however, they pose a new foreign policy headache for an administration whose overseas track record...
  • Even the Author of the Patriot Act Is Trying to Stop the NSA

    10/28/2013 2:54:18 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 7 replies ^ | October 28, 2013 | na
    It’s been about four months since Edward Snowden’s leaks on the NSA’s blanket surveillance programs outraged privacy and Internet activists the world over, spawning real-life protests, online petitions, and high quality parody videos. Some countries got so mad, they even talked of leaving the US-run Internet. Now, the policy may actually change. Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner will introduce an anti-NSA bill tomorrow in the House, and if it makes its winding way to becoming law, it will be a big step towards curtailing the NSA's bulk metadata collection. Wisconsin Rep. Sensenbrenner, along with 60 co-sponsors, aims to amend one section...
  • Police: Pa. Cop Takes 2nd Cop Hostage, Kills Self

    10/26/2013 4:25:33 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 30 replies ^ | October 26, 2013 | JIM THORPE,
    On Friday night, police say Midas, 33, of Weatherly, went to the police station in the small town of Lansford, where he was a part-time officer, and took ammunition and an unmarked police car before he drove to the home of another off-duty officer and took him hostage. Midas then drove Ondrus to nearby Jim Thorpe, where a struggle began in the tourist town of Jim Thorpe, about 70 miles north of Philadelphia. Midas shot himself in the head, police say. He died early Saturday at a hospital, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, who ruled Midas' death a...
  • Nuclear Iran A Month Away, With Obama, Bush To Blame

    Iran: A top independent nuclear expert now believes the regime in Tehran could have enough fuel to build an atomic weapon in about a month. Both the Obama and Bush administrations saw this day coming. ------------ "Since October 2012 when ISIS last published detailed breakout assessments about Iran's gas centrifuge uranium enrichment program, Iran has steadily expanded the number of IR-1 centrifuges installed at both its Fordow and Natanz gas centrifuge plants," ISIS reported. "Today, Iran could break out most quickly using a three-step process" and could produce a significant quantity of weapon-grade uranium "in as little as approximately 1.0—1.6...
  • IRS handed out $132 billion in wrongful payments under low-income tax credit program

    10/22/2013 10:28:37 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 30 replies ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    According to the audit, the IRS is "unlikely" to significantly reduce improper payments in the future, in part because it does not want to discourage low-income earners who qualify from applying for the credit. According to the office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the IRS has not implemented required safeguards against improper tax credits and as of 2012, was annually handing out at least $11 billion to those who did not qualify for the benefit. According to a table in the report, the IRS has over the past decade wrongfully handed out as much as $132 billion...
  • The Tea Party's Unspoken Political, Economic and Financial Ramifications

    Reuters is carrying an editorial today on how the DC "government has failed us – again." Knowing Reuters's record on articles like this, you might wonder why I stopped to read it. It was the title of the article, "The Sanity Caucus," that caught my eye. Surprised by the title, I scanned down, wondering if the article would make the point that the Tea Party folks, despite their methods, had the right ideas: Stop the expansion of the US government by any means possible, at least long enough to make a serious point about a serious issue. This wasn't...
  • How far have we fallen. Communist Goals (1963)

    10/07/2013 10:54:35 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 22 replies
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ^ | Thursday, January 10, 1963 | HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR.
    Communist Goals (1963) Documention below ________________________________________ Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies...
  • Boy Scout alternative, Trail Life USA, launches ‘premier’ Christian group for boys

    09/07/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 32 replies
    The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a “premier” Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year. Its goal is to counter the “moral free-fall” of the nation, and “raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,” organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night. (snip) Trail Life USA’s name, drawn from more than 300 options, was carefully vetted and is intended not to be political or controversial, organizers said. (snip) “Our whole life is about the trail, both in the outdoors and in the journey...
  • Black NC pastor requests ‘only white people’ at front door of church

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an e-mail, an African American pastor at a Charlotte church asked that “only white people” stand at the church’s front door to greet the congregation, according to WBTV. (snipped) WBTV reports Pennycooke went on to say that “first impressions matter” and that “the church wants the best of the best on the front doors.” “We are continuing to work to bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line,” she wrote, according to WBTV. “So we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors.” (snipped)
  • Siskiyou County supervisors vote to pursue seceding from state

    YREKA — The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 this afternoon to pursue seceding from California. More than 100 people packed the supervisors' chambers late this morning for a discussion on whether the county should issue a declaration that it wants to secede from the state. Nearly all those in attendance appeared to be for the move. (snipped) Siskiyou County would also invite other neighboring counties in California and southern Oregon to join in the effort to create a new state. The U.S. Constitution allows for the formation of new states, though land can’t be taken from existing states...
  • Man gets booked into Oklahoma jail with loaded Derringer pistol hidden in his rectum

    09/03/2013 8:27:38 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 62 replies ^ | 09/03/13 | staffer
    Mark Gregory Valdez was arrested Sunday morning and jailed without ever going through a metal detector. Police got to hear about the Derringer pistol after Valdez bragged to other prisoners After the weapon was recovered, he was sent to hospital for treatment on injuries suffered as a result of placing the gun in his body He is now facing a felony count of possession of contraband in a penal institution
  • Texas Won’t Prosecute Father Who Beat His 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Molester To Death

    08/31/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 76 replies ^ | 8/30/2013 | na
    In rural Lavaca County, Texas, a grand jury refused to indict a father who, when he caught a farm hand attempting to rape his five-year-old daughter, beat the farm hand, accidentally killing him. The incident took place on June 9, near Shiner, Texas. Someone alerted the little girl’s father that Jesus Flores, a farmhand, was seen carrying the little girl to a secluded area. The father took off in the direction that the farmhand was seen traveling. As he drew closer, he could hear his little girl screaming. When he reached the two, both the farmhand and the five-year-old had...

    08/30/2013 1:39:08 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 59 replies
    email | 8-29-13 | no idea
    Early aircraft's throttles had a ball on the end of it, in order to go full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence "balls to the wall" for going very fast. And now you know, the rest of the story. ********************************* During WWII , U.S. airplanes were armed with belts of bullets which they would shoot during dogfights and on strafing runs. These belts were folded into the wing compartments that fed their machine guns. These belts measure 27 feet and contained hundreds of rounds of bullets....
  • FAA no longer letting foreign airlines land alongside another plane at San Francisco airport

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  • It's The Pitts: Suture Self

    08/01/2013 9:56:21 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies ^ | 04/29/2010 | Lee Pitts
    A carpenter friend recently showed me a gruesome scar on his arm that was the result of some surgery he performed on himself with a sewing needle without any form of anesthetic! He said he played doctor and sewed up the nasty cut himself because he had no insurance and felt qualified because he’d once sewn some sails. From the looks of his arm I can only assume the sailboat subsequently capsized or ran aground. It’s only in the last 100 years that people, like my friend, haven’t had to be their own doctor. If a cowboy in the 1800’s...