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  • Ferguson fallout: Obama opens door to ‘reexamining’ military gear program for local police

    08/18/2014 4:40:21 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 59 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 8/18/14 | Unknown
    President Obama opened the door Monday to reevaluating a massive Defense Department program that sends military equipment to local police forces, in the wake of concerns about the St. Louis Police Department's response to riots and protests in Ferguson, Mo. "There is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement, and we don't want those lines blurred," Obama said. The president spoke at the White House briefing room late Monday, during a pause in the capital from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard. As he has before, Obama walked a fine line in addressing the sustained violence and...
  • Anyone else seeing ads on FR?

    08/14/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 127 replies
    8/14/14 | Self
    Tonight for some strange reason ads began popping up in the upper right corner of the main index page. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi back in Mexican court

    08/04/2014 7:21:57 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 8/4/14 | Joseph J. Kolb
    On Day No. 127 of imprisonment, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi entered a federal court in Tijuana and faced four border officials who were involved in his March 31 arrest on weapons charges. Following the approximately five-hour hearing, Defense Attorney Fernando Benitez told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News' "On the Record" that he felt his client was "a little more upbeat" and that he was "growing more optimistic as evidence is entered into his case." Four witnesses -- two Mexican soldiers and two Mexican border agents involved in Tahmooressi's arrest -- testified Monday
  • Feds: Company owned by Browns owner and Tenn. Gov. brother to pay $92M fine

    07/14/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/14/14 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A truck-stop company owned by Tennessee GOP Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer, accepts responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, including 10 who have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme, and agrees to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. “The terms of this agreement …demonstrate quite clearly that no corporation,...
  • Rep: Mexican officials say jailed Marine could avoid long prison term by blaming PTSD

    06/09/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/9/14 | Unknown
    Mexican officials apparently are floating the possibility that jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi could avoid a lengthy prison term, if -- and only if -- he blames the entire episode on post-traumatic stress disorder. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., revealed the development in a letter sent Monday to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos. Relaying the details of discussions he's had with Mexican officials on the case, Hunter wrote: "It was conveyed to me that the only way Andrew can avoid an extended prison sentence is by stating that PTSD was the reason for his mistake."
  • Video: Watch What Happens when People Goof-Off at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    06/06/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 8 replies
    Tea Party News network ^ | 5/26/14 | Greg Campbell
    Please enjoy this video of a soldier who has dedicated his life to preserving the memory of those who fought and died for our freedoms. In the video, people are laughing off-screen, something that prompts the guard to set them straight.
  • Tahmooressi court date 6/4/14

    06/05/2014 1:15:47 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    6/5/14 | Self
    Has anyone heard about Sgt Tahmooressi and what went on yesterday at his scheduled court date? I searched and haven't found a word about it. Anyone else?
  • Destroy a Church in 4 Simple Steps

    04/28/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 48 replies ^ | 4/28/14 | Tim Challies
    A short time ago I learned of a church building in our neighborhood that was for sale. For years now Grace Fellowship Church has been looking for a building of our own, so we thought we should go and give it a look. This had once been a thriving congregation. Faithful Christians had given sacrificially to construct that building. They had consecrated it to the Lord and had worshipped there for many years. Yet now that building was deserted, decaying, and up for sale. What happened? How did that church go from thriving to dying? How did it slide from...
  • AR-15 Piston conversion question

    04/05/2014 7:55:40 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    04/05/14 | Self
    I have been thinking of putting a piston conversion kit on my AR-15. What brand have you used and what is your experience?
  • DOD Is Stuck with a Flawed $1.5 Trillion Fighter Jet

    04/02/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 81 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/18/2014 | David Francis
    On CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, national security correspondent David Martin chronicled the seemingly never-ending list of problems with the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 fight jet, from cost overruns of $160 billion to technical problems that have plagued the plane’s development. When asked if the F-35 program, which is expected to cost some $1.5 trillion over the four-decade life of the program, is now under control, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, Frank Kendall, said, "Yes, it is." But that commitment came with a warning. “Long gone is the time when we're going to pay for mistake after mistake after mistake," said...
  • Beretta USA Plans $45 Million Manufacturing Plant-Research Center In Gallatin, Tennessee

    01/29/2014 3:52:47 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Area Development Online ^ | 1/29/2014 | Unknown
    A global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, Beretta USA will invest $45 million to expand its U.S. operations by building a firearms manufacturing plant and research and development facility in the Gallatin, Tennessee, Industrial Park. The firm expects to create 300 jobs. “From the moment when we started to consider a location outside of the State of Maryland for our manufacturing expansion, Governor Haslam and his economic development team did an excellent job demonstrating the benefits of doing business in Tennessee. We are convinced we could find no better place than Tennessee to establish our new manufacturing enterprise....
  • Obama Secretly Signs No Free Speech Bill

    01/17/2014 3:36:56 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 1/17/14 | Robert Rich
    Long gone may the days be where the people of the United States have the right to express themselves freely under the First Amendment. Obama just signed a bill into law secretly that allows for Secret Service to arrest anyone publicly protesting within their vicinity. The bill turned law, H.R. 347, has passed through congress with little objection from either side, or the American public. This could be on account of lawmakers sneaking it through congress allowing for no real discussion on the matter until after it was passed. The law effectively allows for secret service, or anyone under secret...
  • Customer kills gun-wielding suspect in Dallas Co. Dollar General

    01/16/2014 6:17:19 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 50 replies
    KSFV ^ | 1/16/14 | WSFA News staff
    DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A tense ordeal inside a Dollar General store in Orrville ended with a gunman dead at the hands of a customer who took action. The fatal shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Thursday on Highway 22. Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman Jr. says the gunman walked into the store waving a gun in the air and forced a cashier and customer at gunpoint towards a break room area. At that point, the customer pulled out a concealed weapon and shot the suspect in the chest once. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene. The entire...
  • Rouhani: World powers ‘surrendered’ to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • A Sailor's Dying Wish

    11/26/2013 4:31:17 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 19 replies
    iDrive Warships ^ | 11/13/13 | Bud Cloud's son (name not given)
    After signing my Pop, EM2 Bud Cloud (circa Pearl Harbor) up for hospice care, the consolation prize I’d given him (for agreeing it was OK to die) was a trip to “visit the Navy in San Diego.” I emailed my friend and former Marine sergeant, Mrs. Mandy McCammon, who’s currently serving as a Navy Public Affairs Officer, at midnight on 28 May. I asked Mandy if she had enough pull on any of the bases in San Diego to get me access for the day so I could give Bud, who served on USS Dewey (DD-349), a windshield tour. The...
  • Homeward Bound performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    11/02/2013 11:42:21 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Here is a link to a military tribute that was originally done about 10 years ago. You will need flashplayer to view it. Homeward Bound.
  • USS Forrestal, the Navy's first supercarrier, sold for 1 cent

    10/23/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Fox news ^ | 10/23/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Here’s a penny for your thoughts: One red cent could’ve landed you the Navy’s first supercarrier, the decommissioned Forrestal. The U.S. Navy sold the 1,067-foot behemoth to a Texas company, All Star Metals, to be dismantled, scrapped and recycled, Navy officials announced. It's an inauspicious fate for a ship with a colorful — and tragic — history. It's perhaps best known for a 1967 incident in which stray voltage triggered an accidental explosion that struck a plane on the flight deck whose cockpit was occupied by a young John McCain. A chain reaction of blasts and fires ultimately killed 134...
  • Make It Hurt? Republicans accuse administration of inflicting added budget pain

    10/02/2013 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/02/13 | Unknown
    Is the Obama administration employing a make-it-hurt strategy to gain political leverage in the budget battle on Capitol Hill? Republicans are making that charge as the stalemate drags on, and point to the Pentagon furlough of 400,000 civilian staffers -- even though Congress passed and the president signed a bill to supposedly keep them on the job. The partial government suspension, which started Monday after lawmakers failed to strike a budget deal, is expected to result in the furlough of roughly 800,000 total government workers. Many federal agencies have significantly curtailed their operations; national parks and monuments are closed. But...
  • Russia’s Stealth Fighter Could Outfly, Outshoot American Jets

    09/19/2013 1:27:58 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 61 replies
    Since its public debut four years ago, Russia’s first stealth fighter has quietly undergone diligent testing, slowly expanding its flight envelope and steadily working out technical kinks. But for all this hard work there have been precious few indications just how many copies of the Sukhoi T-50 Moscow plans to build … and how it means to use them. Until now. Fresh reporting from Aviation Week’s Bill Sweetman, one of the world’s top aerospace writers, offers tantalizing hints regarding Moscow’s intentions for the big, twin-engine T-50, an answer to America’s F-22 stealth fighter. If Sweetman is correct—and he usually is—the...
  • Former Nolensville (TN) police officer pleads guilty

    07/31/2013 8:54:57 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants
    1510 WLAC Nashville ^ | 7/31/2013 | Unknown
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A former Nolensville police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal mail fraud charge for demanding $200 from a woman in exchange for not arresting her for driving without a license.</p> <p>Acting U.S. Attorney David Rivera announced Tuesday that Kenneth D. Lee had made the plea a day earlier in Nashville federal court. Prosecutors said Lee acknowledged receiving the $200 in three separate money orders in 2011.</p>
  • Report: Feds demand major internet companies turn over user passwords

    07/26/2013 8:03:15 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 26, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The federal government has demanded that major internet companies turn over users’ stored passwords, two sources told the respected tech website CNet. So what exactly does this “escalation” — as CNet calls it — mean? “If the government is able to determine a person’s password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user,” the report says. “Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.”
  • What really died at Auschwitz

    07/12/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Email | Jan. 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    WHAT REALLY DIED IN AUSCHWITZ What really died at Auschwitz ? Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,...

    07/08/2013 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Unknown | NY Tmes
    The link is to an interactive map that allows you to select sex of perp, sex of victim, rase of perp and victim, weapon used, etc. As can be plainly seen, black males make up a tiny minority of the population bit commit a huge percentage of the crimes. My personal theory is that in many cases the stable father figure has been replaced by the temporary mommy's boyfriend and by a criminal gang. Interactive map
  • The US's Stealth Fighter (F-35) Is Too Heavy and Slow

    07/03/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 119 replies ^ | Adam Clark Estes
    The Pentagon's pursuit of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jet has been a heartbreaking one. If you're a tax payer, the program's estimated $1 trillion price tag probably breaks your heart a little bit. If you're an aviation enthusiast, the constant whittling away of the do-it-all aircraft's features, which in many cases actually amounts to adding weight and taking away maneuverability, must hurt a little bit, too. If you're just an everyday American, though, you should be downright shattered that after a decade and a fortune spent, the F-35 will actually be more vulnerable than the aircraft it's replacing....
  • House leaders vow to overhaul, replace Senate immigration bill despite Dem pressure

    07/01/2013 6:40:49 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/1/2013 | Unknown
    House Republicans insisted Sunday that they plan to change key elements of the Senate-passed immigration bill, signaling a protracted and rocky battle ahead despite one Democrat's pronouncement that in the end the House will cave and pass the Senate bill anyway. Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who is playing a major role in the chamber's consideration of immigration policy, on Sunday addressed what is perhaps at the heart of the impasse. He said the House, which is drafting its own plan, cannot agree to a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Rather, he wants...
  • Guns for Giftcards program is back

    06/05/2013 4:34:20 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    WKRN TV news ^ | 6/5/2013 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are teaming up with "Mapco" to host their Giftcards for Guns exchange program in an effort to keep Nashville families safe. Nashvillians can drop off firearms at St. Luke's Church on Lewis Street on Saturday in exchange for $25 giftcards. Chief Steve Anderson said it is a good time to host the buyback, as Metro schools are out for summer break.
  • Fraud, security concerns as approval rate for 'dreamers' hits 99 percent

    05/21/2013 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies
    foxnews ^ | 5/21/13 | Judson Berger
    Illegal immigrants seeking a reprieve under an election-year program implemented by the Obama administration are being approved at a rate of over 99 percent -- a situation that has the immigration officer union raising concerns about fraud and security risks. The program in question is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to seek tentative legal status. It was the administration's answer to the "Dream Act," a bill Congress drafted but did not approve. The union representing thousands of employees in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which processes these...
  • The 5 Worst/Recent Mass Murders in the USA (with a Firearm) Came from Democrats

    01/19/2013 11:47:23 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/18/2013 | Unknown
    The source of information for this news post came from Roger Hedgecock’s 1/17/13 radio show. Here’s the link. Fast forward to 21:13 for Roger’s comments. The five worst mass killings, where a firearm was used, have a common thread. Hint #1: They didn’t belong to the NRA. They don’t fit the stereotype of the “red-neck” gun owner. Ft Hood: Registered Democrat/Muslim. Columbine: Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals. Virginia Tech: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Colorado Theater: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant;...
  • Head Start's sad and costly secret -- what Washington doesn't want you to know

    01/16/2013 8:01:26 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 26 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/16/13 | Lindsey M. Burke
    ‘Twas the Friday before Christmas, and while most Americans were enjoying time with family and friends, the bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were stirring quietly about, preparing to release its long-overdue evaluation of the Head Start program. Head Start is an $8 billion per year federal preschool program, designed to improve the kindergarten readiness of low-income children. Since its inception in1965, taxpayers have spent more than $180 billion on the program. [snip] The first-grade evaluation found that any benefits the children may have accrued while in the Head Start program had dissipated by the time...
  • Miss America journeys from small town to big city1

    01/14/2013 12:41:51 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    Charter ^ | January 14, 2013 | HANNAH DREIER and GREG MOORE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city — but it doesn't start there. Mallory Hagan, 23, moved from Alabama to New York City as soon as she became a legal adult, and though she says she left because "I needed to find myself," it turns out she knew who she wanted to be all along. snip [money quote]"I'm not sure that it came out as eloquently as I would have liked it to, but my...
  • Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police

    11/21/2012 7:29:24 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 25 replies
    France 24 International News ^ | 11/21/12 | Unknown
    AFP - Twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel on Wednesday in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in the week-long Gaza conflict, a police spokesman told AFP. The Israeli spokesman added that the attacks caused no injuries or damage, with the rockets mostly landing in open fields in the south of the Jewish state. A ceasefire agreement announced in Cairo on Wednesday went into effect at 1900 GMT, requiring both sides to halt fire immediately and for Israel to start opening Gaza's crossings if the truce holds for 24 hours. The Israeli defence...
  • Muslim Brotherhood now targeting Jordan

    11/18/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2012 | Unknown
    Jordan’s anti-government riots aimed ultimately at removing King Abdullah from power are so severe that the government has turned 10,000 of its soldiers into riot police. Religious Freedom Coalition President and Founder William Murray said the ruthlessness of the rioting prompted the move. Ads by Google The king has given police uniforms to 10,000 soldiers to try to maintain order,” he said. Those soldiers-turned-police are not the only ones guarding the king. Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel said there are U.S. troops on the ground in Jordan. “We have actually positioned troops in Jordan to protect...
  • Romney calls for arming Syrian opposition, as part of Middle East course change

    10/08/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/8/12 | Unknown
    Mitt Romney called Monday for a change of course in America's Middle East policy, accusing President Obama of sitting on the sidelines in the face of a "profound upheaval" across the region. The Republican nominee pledged that, if elected, he would prosecute a far more engaged foreign policy, including helping to arm the opposition in Syria's bloody civil war. "Hope is not a strategy," Romney said. Romney spoke at the Virginia Military Institute in what was billed as a major foreign policy address. After aggressively challenging the incumbent on economics at last week's debate, Romney is looking to build on...
  • Massachusetts rapist wants to see victim’s child

    10/03/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/26/2012 | ERIK ORTIZ
    A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old in 2009 is now seeking visitation rights for the child he fathered — a sensitive case that could force the victim to maintain contact with her rapist. That possibility has left the teen mother in an emotional tailspin, according to Fox 25 Boston, and she doesn’t want to interact with the man — a then-20-year-old she had met through the same church. “She got raped at 14,” the victim’s mother told Fox 25. “She decided to keep her baby. And now she has to hand her baby over for a...
  • Louisiana teachers union threatens to sue private schools over voucher program

    08/06/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 83 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/6/2012 | Unknown
    A Louisiana teachers union is threatening private schools with legal action if they accept money from a new voucher program – and the threat has already forced at least one school to put its participation in the program on hold. The demand was sent a few weeks ago by law firm representing the Louisiana Association of Educators and several other interests, and it argues the state-approved program is illegal because participating schools would be receiving an unconstitutional payment of public funds. The two-page letter further states if schools don’t agree, then the law firm has “no alternative” than to take...
  • Walmart Flash Mob: Police Say 300 Youths Create Havoc at Jacksonville Store (VIDEO)

    07/23/2012 6:44:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 15 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/18/2012 | Unknown
    When you party at this place, you never run out of ice, chips, paper plates, beer and soda -- all at affordable prices. Youths who had their house party broken up by the cops quickly moved the rager to a nearby Jacksonville Walmart on Saturday night, creating a veritable flash mob, according to News 4JAX. A police report obtained by the station said the group of about 300 destroyed an electronic anti-shop lifting security scanner that costs about $1,500. The Florida Times Union reports that the youngsters also allegedly stole snacks and sodas from the store and that gunshots were...
  • Deadly attacks in Syria the work of new jihadist group, watchdog says

    07/04/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 07/04/2012 | Unknown
    A group that observes jihadist chatter on the Internet says that a new anti-government militant group has emerged in Syria and has claimed responsibility for dozens of deadly attacks. The SITE monitoring group said late Tuesday that a shadowy group calling itself the Al-Nusra Front said in statements on jihadist websites that the attacks sought revenge against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad for killing Syrians. Little is known about the Al-Nusra Front, and the statements could not be independently verified. The group has claimed past attacks in similar posts. Syria's widening insurgency has raised fears that Islamist extremists are...
  • Brock and the Glock: Armed men guarded Media Matters boss as he took $400,000 gun control donation

    02/16/2012 10:37:22 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The recent revelation that the head of Media Matters walked the streets of Washington with a Glock-toting bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group. Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on "gun and public safety issues." At the same time, Media Matters' gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security. ....Brock reportedly told confidantes that he feared for his safety and needed hired guns to keep him safe.
  • President Obama's budget meets early GOP skepticism

    02/12/2012 3:11:04 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/12/12 | Unknown
    Drawing on $1 trillion in deficit reductions already negotiated in last summer's debt ceiling deal, President Obama's next fiscal year budget -- out Monday -- will call for an additional $1.5 trillion in spending cuts to go with $1.5 trillion in new taxes on corporations and high-income earners. The $4 trillion, 10-year spending plan -- the last Obama budget proposal before the presidential election -- uses savings from the Iraq and Afghanistan military withdrawals to drive down the deficit, pledges $476 billion over six years for infrastructure projects, $350 billion in short-term stimulus-style spending for job creation and $60 billion...
  • Report: Syrian rebels foil Assad family's escape

    01/30/2012 4:07:21 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/12 | Roi Kais
    Sources within the Syrian opposition said that the Free Syrian Army forces managed to prevent the escape of the first lady of Syria and additional relatives through Damascus airport. ... The sources claimed that Asma Assad, her children, Bashar Assad's mother and his cousin were all in a convoy on the way to the airport when rebel forces under the command of a former senior officer in the Syrian army blocked their path.
  • Atty Says School Threatened, Punished Boy Who Opposed Gay Adoption

    01/24/2012 1:27:39 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/24/12 | Todd Starnes
    A 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who wrote an op-ed opposing gay adoptions was censored, threatened with suspension and called ignorant by the superintendent of the Shawano School District, according to an attorney representing the child. Mathew Staver, the founder of the Liberty Counsel, sent a letter to Superintendent Todd Carlson demanding an apology for “Its unconstitutional and irrational censorship and humiliation” of Brandon Wegner. Wegner, a student at Shawano High School, was asked to write an op-ed for the school newspaper about whether gays should be allowed to adopt. Wegner, who is a Christian, wrote in opposition. Another student wrote in...
  • FBI Seeks Evidence American Man Was Behind Suicide Attack in Somalia

    10/31/2011 7:57:02 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/31/11 | Unknown
    MINNEAPOLIS – The FBI is working to obtain the remains of a suicide bomber in Somalia, to try to determine whether he was one of at least 21 young Somali-American men believed to have left Minneapolis in recent years to join the terrorist group al-Shabab. If the remains are confirmed to belong to Abdisalan Hussein Ali, it will mark the third time someone from Minnesota has been involved in a suicide attack in Somalia. "I don't understand," said Nimco Ahmed, a Somali community activist in Minnesota, home to the nation's largest Somali population. "It's really, really painful to actually see...
  • Voter Fraud Allegations Hit San Francisco Mayor’s Race

    10/25/2011 2:40:58 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/25/2011 | Eric Shawn
    Shocking voter fraud allegations are rocking the mayor's race in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gascon has launched an investigation and demands are growing for federal authorities to move in. One campaign official fears the election could be stolen if nothing is done. Supporters of incumbent Mayor Ed Lee, who is running for a full four-year term next month, are accused of illegally handling vote-by-mail ballots. Witnesses say workers for the group, SF Neighbor Alliance, set up a makeshift sidewalk voting site in the city's Chinatown and accuse it of illegally casting absentee ballots for elderly Chinese voters. Read more:...
  • College Student Credited With Uncovering Possible Election Fraud in Indiana's 2008 Primary

    10/18/2011 7:52:35 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/18/11 | Eric Shawn
    Shocking election fraud allegations have stained a state's 2008 presidential primary - and it took a college student to uncover them. "This fraud was obvious, far-reaching and appeared to be systemic," 22-year-old Ryan Nees told Fox News, referring to evidence he uncovered while researching electoral petitions from the 2008 Democratic Party primary in Indiana. Nees’ investigation centered on the petitions that put then-senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the ballot. As many as 150 of the names and signatures, it is alleged, were faked. So many, in fact, that the numbers raise questions about whether Obama’s campaign had enough...
  • Behind the poverty numbers: real lives, real pain

    09/19/2011 12:45:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 23 replies
    Charter News ^ | 9/19/2011 | DAVID CRARY
    At a food pantry in a Chicago suburb, a 38-year-old mother of two breaks into tears. She and her husband have been out of work for nearly two years. Their house and car are gone. So is their foothold in the middle class and, at times, their self-esteem. "It's like there is no way out," says Kris Fallon. She is trapped like so many others, destitute in the midst of America's abundance. Last week, the Census Bureau released new figures showing that nearly one in six Americans lives in poverty — a record 46.2 million people. The poverty rate, pegged...
  • Tying it all together.

    09/18/2011 6:23:24 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 30 replies
    Various | 9/18/11 | Self
    Okay, so everyone pretty much knows that Fast and Furious was done to increase the number of US firearms retrieved from murder scenes in Mexico. But is there a larger conspiracy afoot? This little article will attempt to tie them all together. When I pointed out that if another government had been an accomplice in smuggling firearms and explosives into the US, their actions would have been considered an act of war. Someone smarter than me then pointed out that perhaps the real purpose was to destabilize the Mexican government and potentially lead to a civil war. Millions of Mexicans...
  • Government Sues Biggest U.S. Banks Over Mortgage-Backed Investment

    09/02/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/2/11 | Jim Angle and The Associated Press
    <p>In a sweeping move that opens a new front on the housing crisis, the U.S. government on Friday sued 17 financial firms, including the largest U.S. banks, for selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities that turned toxic when the housing market collapsed.</p>
  • (TN) Democrat State Rep. Gary Moore’s Conflict of Interest and Contradictions Are Piling Up

    08/29/2011 5:18:31 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 8 replies
    Tennessee GOP website ^ | 8/29/11 | Unknown
    Democrat State Representative Gary Moore was recently elected as President of the Tennessee AFL-CIO and it is causing quite the stir. Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney has pointed out that Rep. MooreÂ’s new position as President of one of the nationÂ’s largest special interest lobbying groups places their chief lobbyist on the floor of the state legislature. While Rep. Moore has stated he will not register as a lobbyist with the state, it is important to point out that his predecessor was a registered lobbyist with the state. Moore claims that he will be able to separate his duties...
  • This explains a lot (Humor)

    08/23/2011 2:12:37 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 5 replies
    Unknown | The Partnership for Public Service (book author)
    This explains a lot. Yes, it is a real book. Yes, it on Amazon.
  • Gunwalker Questions

    08/19/2011 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 25 replies
    8/19/11 | Self
    Since we KNOW that many serious crimes have been committed and we KNOW that the Justice Department has been part of them, why hasn’t an independent prosecutor been appointed? Is there any intention of prosecuting the people who are involved or is this just a public hearing for the purpose of embarrass the administration? We know that Obama is at the top of this pile of crap, but do they think they can follow this up to Obama and expose him?