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  • White House: Transferring Internet control is limited government

    09/23/2016 7:35:10 PM PDT · by bushwon · 117 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Nicole Duran
    The White House mocked GOP nominee Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz for trying to prevent the Commerce Department from transferring technical oversight of the Internet to an international body. "It doesn't withstand scrutiny," President Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. "It also strikes me as a curious position for a self-described small government conservative to shut down the government to ensure that the federal government can continue to control the Internet," Earnest said of Cruz. "It doesn't make any sense." Cruz is trying to stop the multi-year transition that will leave the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...
  • Obama's key internet giveaway advocate can't give a straight answer on free speech concerns

    09/23/2016 10:35:37 AM PDT · by bushwon · 50 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/14/16 | Nate Madden
    A key player of the Obama administration’s internet giveaway was unable to offer a straight answer about how the organization that handles the system’s road map would be run, or whether or not it would be moved outside of the United States. At a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about the proposed internet giveaway at the end of the month, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) confronted Goran Marby, president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for maintaining the internet’s address systems. In a particularly tense exchange with Marby, the ICANN chief...
  • John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’

    09/22/2016 8:49:13 PM PDT · by bushwon · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com and Breitbart Radio- ^ | 9/22/16 | John Hayward
    More from the article - interview mp4 available at link. On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Speaking to Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.” “What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases...
  • Trump backs Ted Cruz’s Internet domain crusade

    09/22/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by bushwon · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/21/16 | Kelsey Snell
    <p>Ted Cruz has yet to endorse Donald Trump for president, but Donald Trump is endorsing Ted Cruz’s top legislative priority.</p> <p>Trump announced Wednesday that he supports a GOP-led push to delay a planned end to the U.S. government’s role managing a group that oversees Internet domain names. Cruz (R-Tex.) has been leading the charge to maintain U.S. control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as part of a short-term government spending bill that must pass before Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown.</p>
  • [BREAKING NEWS] Who oversees the internet? Will Congress delay Oct. 1 transfer?

    09/22/2016 11:55:08 AM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | 9/22/16 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been darkly warning about giving up U.S. oversight of internet names as of Oct. 1 – and he has been getting growing support for congressional action, even from Donald Trump. But on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out a “clean CR,” a blueprint for a continuing resolution to fund the government from Oct. 1 through Dec. 9. It does not include a provision to delay the transfer. “There have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution,” said McConnell on the Senate floor. “So that’s what I’ve just offered. It’s the result...
  • Donald Trump Comes Out Against Obama’s United Nations Internet Takeover

    09/22/2016 8:32:35 AM PDT · by bushwon · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09/21/16 | Mathew Boyle
    NEW YORK CITY, New York — Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has sided with the sovereignty of the American people against international elites yet again by coming out in public opposition to President Barack Obama’s internet giveaway to a United Nations globalist body. Stephen Miller, Donald Trump’s chief policy adviser, said in a Wednesday statement: Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving Internet freedom for the American people and citizens all over the world. The U.S. should not turn control of the Internet over to the United Nations and the international community. President Obama intends to do...
  • VANITY: Trump wants input

    09/21/2016 5:46:29 PM PDT · by bushwon · 89 replies
    My phone ^ | 09/21/2016 | bushwon
    Mr. Trump texted the following message: I need YOUR input today. Only 5 days until I debate Hillary on the stage. What do you want me to fight? Tap and to let me know. Not sure what will happen when I tap to provide input~it may simply be a fundraiser. However, I thought I might cull some interesting bullet points from Freeper Trump supporters :)
  • Trump opposes plan for U.S. to cede internet oversight

    09/21/2016 5:05:35 PM PDT · by bushwon · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2016 | Dustin Volz
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opposes a long-planned transition of oversight of the internet's technical management from the U.S. government to a global community of stakeholders, his campaign said in a statement on Wednesday. Congress should block the handover, scheduled to occur on Oct. 1, "or internet freedom will be lost for good, since there will be no way to make it great again once it is lost," Stephen Miller, national policy director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a former presidential primary foe of Trump's who has refused to endorse the real...
  • Changing who controls ICANN jeopardizes our presidential election

    09/20/2016 10:24:57 PM PDT · by bushwon · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/20/16 | Theresa Peyton
    Changing who controls the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) so close to our presidential election will jeopardize the results of how you vote on Nov. 8 unless Congress stops this changeover. When the calendar hits Sept. 30, a mere 6 weeks before our election, the United States cannot be assured that if any web site is hacked, the responsible party will be held accountable. We cannot be sure if a web site is a valid. We cannot be sure if one country is being favored over another. These are all the things ICANN is responsible for and...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘I Believe in Spirits’

    09/08/2016 8:11:37 PM PDT · by bushwon · 148 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 18,2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed that she believes in “spirits,” even though she is not sure about the existence of ghosts or aliens. “Do you believe in ghosts?” one of the hosts of The Breakfast Club radio show in New York asked during an interview. “I believe in spirits,” Clinton replied. When another host mocked the question, Clinton replied, “You don’t?” Clinton’s fascination with the spiritual realm was well known during her time in the White House as First lady. Author Bob Woodward reported in the 1990’s that Hillary Clinton held “seance” conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Gandhi...
  • Cruz slams Obama for 'internet giveaway'

    09/08/2016 6:59:41 PM PDT · by bushwon · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/08/2016 | Ashley Gold
    Ted Cruz and other Republicans are barreling toward a September showdown with the White House over its plan to give up oversight of the internet, as the Obama administration tries to rally support from the tech and telecom industries. GOP lawmakers have long warned that the administration's plan to relinquish its authority over ICANN, the global nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system, could give authoritarian countries like China and Russia an opening to make an online power grab. Now, as the actual date of the transition approaches — Oct. 1 — Republicans are looking at throwing up new...
  • BOOM Navy Veteran Just DESTROYED CLINTON "I would Have Been Prosecuted and Imprisoned" (VIDEO)

    09/07/2016 7:50:34 PM PDT · by bushwon · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    BOOM! Navy Veteran Just DESTROYED HILLARY CLINTON at Forum: “I Would Have Been Prosecuted and Imprisoned” (VIDEO) Navy veteran Lt. John Lester knocked Hillary Clinton out of the race tonight with the first question at the MSNBC forum. The first question came from a veteran who asked Hillary Clinton about her reckless handling of classified material. John Lester: As a Naval flight officer I held the top secret sensitive compartmentalized information clearance. And that provided me access with materials and information highly sensitive to our war fighting capabilities. Had I communicated this information not following the prescribed protocols I would...
  • Meet the mastermind behind Clinton’s massive email coverup

    09/04/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by bushwon · 85 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly released FBI documents detailing the bureau’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal the aide who would likely follow her into the White House as chief counsel was central to a cover-up of evidence sought by investigators. Yet despite signs Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills obstructed efforts by investigators to obtain Clinton’s emails, the FBI invited Mills to attend Hillary’s interview at FBI headquarters as one of her lawyers. “It’s absolutely outrageous,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “The FBI saw massive document destruction and clear intent to withhold material evidence,” he added, “and...
  • CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should. Americans furious

    08/07/2016 9:33:34 PM PDT · by bushwon · 80 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | 8/7/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Liberals wanted U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps to give up the honor of carrying the American flag and leading his country’s athletes at the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic games Friday night. He’s the wrong color and the wrong sex. After Phelps was chosen by his fellow Olympians, the U.S. Olympic Team tweeted: But coming in a close second to Phelps in the team’s vote was Ibtihaj Muhammad, a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot. What could be better, some thought. Diversity, you know. Leading the pack of naysayers was W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades...
  • Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes

    07/28/2016 3:40:31 PM PDT · by bushwon · 29 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform - Hat Tip Drudge ^ | July 28, 2016 | John Karch
    Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, and an Exit Tax, and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures. Hillary has endorsed many tax increases on that would hit middle income Americans, despite her pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000....
  • Rules Committee Delegate Name & Email List

    07/13/2016 1:40:51 PM PDT · by bushwon · 21 replies
    Delegate Revolt.com ^ | 07/13/2016 | bushwon
    Was on Facebook today and stumbled onto the website of one of the groups attempting to unbind delegates on first vote at the convention...Seems they are making an effort to sway the delegates with petitions and emails... Website had all kinds of helpful information to contact rules committee members. Of course, they were intending to try to get the delegates to ignore the will of the voters...I figured some here at FR might want to use the list for other than the intended purpose ;) On some of the FR threads posted this week regarding unbinding the delegates, people asked...
  • Republican-Controlled Senate Blocks Kate’s Law, Bill Defunding Sanctuary Cities

    07/07/2016 6:07:22 PM PDT · by bushwon · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2016 | Kate McHugh
    The Republican-controlled Senate failed to advance legislation defunding sanctuary cities and increasing minimum punishments for previously-deported illegal aliens caught breaking back into the U.S. on Wednesday, gaining only 53 and 55 votes, respectively; 60 were needed to proceed w/both bills. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, bill would have stripped funding from jurisdictions refusinh to cooperate w/federal immigration authorities when arresting illegal aliens suspected of committing further crimes and work to prevent lawful deportation proceedings. Immigration enforcement advocates have called Kate’s Law, introduced by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, “mainly symbolic,” with Center for Immigration Studies president Mark Kirkorian...
  • Jeb Bush: I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2016 1:43:58 PM PDT · by bushwon · 261 replies
    Facebook via Drudge Report ^ | May 6, 2916 | Jeb Bush
    I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today. The tremendous anger of the current U.S. electorate – whether Republican, Democrat or independent – is a result of people fearful about the future, concerned with the direction of our country and tremendously frustrated by the abject failure and inability of leaders in Washington, D.C. to make anything better. American voters have made it clear that Washington is broken, but I’m...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

    05/05/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2016 | Lee Smith
    It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob." Blob includes "editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker," etc. It also encompasses, according to Rhodes, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton,...
  • Cruz Taunts Trump: "Even If You Dress Up As Hillary Clinton," You Can't Use Women's Restroom

    04/25/2016 9:17:45 AM PDT · by bushwon · 417 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/24/16 | Tim Hains
    TED CRUZ: So let me make things real simple: Even if Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he shouldn't be using the girls' restroom. By the way I apologize for that image, it is going to haunt you at night... Donald in a bright blue pants-suit. But let me just say to Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show. Please...
  • Ted Cruz Seeks to Mend Fences with Republican Elites

    04/20/2016 2:48:51 PM PDT · by bushwon · 65 replies
    Time ^ | 04/20/2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Ted Cruz has made few friends among Republicans in Washington during his nearly four years in the Senate, but his message to GOP elite as he looks to build support to the party’s presidential nominee is that he would bring more Republicans along with him. In a private meeting with members of the Republican National Committee, the Cruz campaign’s high command, including campaign manager Jeff Roe, strategist David Polyansky, and delegate-hunters Ken Cuccinelli and Saul Anuzis, made the case for Cruz as the party’s stronger choice for the general election and argued he’d help down-ballot GOP races. Mathematically eliminated from...
  • Washington wonders: What is Paul Ryan up to?

    04/12/2016 9:14:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2016 | Bob Cosak and Ian Swanson
    What's Paul Ryan up to? It’s a question many political insiders are asking amid a concerted public relations push by the new Speaker that has the markings of an unofficial presidential campaign. Against a backdrop of American flags, Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered a high-profile speech last month about the need for party unity that was interpreted as a head-on attack on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. He followed up with a video that some, including the Drudge Report, viewed as a campaign ad. Ryan’s office pushed back quickly on that suggestion, but Drudge is far from alone in wondering if Ryan...
  • Colorado GOP deletes #nevertrump tweet, pledges investigation

    04/10/2016 3:20:19 PM PDT · by bushwon · 49 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 4/9/16 | Eli Stokols
    Moments after announcing that Ted Cruz had swept all 34 delegate slots at the Colorado GOP convention Saturday, the state party tweeted: "We did it. #NeverTrump." Within minutes, the tweet had been deleted. Steve House, the Colorado GOP chairman, insisted his staff had nothing to do with the tweet and is now investigating. "There's no way we tweeted that," House said, although he acknowledged that the state party was responsible for deleting it. The last tweet was the result of unauthorized access to our account and in no way represents the opinion of the party. We are investigating. — The...
  • Ted Cruz, the man who believes god wants him to be president

    04/09/2016 12:31:39 PM PDT · by bushwon · 252 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 8, 2016 | Chris Roycroft-Davis
    SENATOR Ted Cruz may be dubbed the most despised man in Washington but he is certain God wants him to be the next president of the US. snip What is disconcerting is the paradox that such a religious person as Cruz can attract such hatred. If you think hatred is a strong word this is what Cruz’s college room-mate says of him: “I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.” In case the US did not get the message, Craig Mazin – now a scriptwriter...
  • Obama has rare parliamentary window to make recess appointment to succeed Scalia

    02/14/2016 11:45:57 AM PST · by bushwon · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/13/16 | Chad Pergram
    There was much hubbub in late 2012 when President Obama made four recess appointments during a short recess The case later went to the Supreme Court and the maneuver was ruled to be unconstitutional... The key in the 2014 Supreme Court decision regarding the president's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board over the three-day break was that the justices found the executive branch determined what it interpreted as a recess. But Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion that under the Constitution "the Senate is in session when it says it is." Obama said Saturday night that he...
  • VIDEO: Carson: Cruz-Iowa Controversy ‘No Minor Incident,’ Was Deliberate

    02/04/2016 9:41:16 PM PST · by bushwon · 144 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 02/04/16 | Greta Van Susteren
    Interview from On The Record with Greta Van Susteren with Dr. Ben Carson discussing his thoughts on the Iowa Caucus, the Cruz Campaign's actions, and the ramifications. This is a video at the link.
  • [VIDEO]Jerry Falwell Jr. Speaks out on Trump Endorsement

    01/28/2016 8:49:36 PM PST · by bushwon · 34 replies
    CNN News ^ | 1/28/2015 | CNN VIdeo
    This is my commentary based on video. Salient points begin at 2:30 Jerry Falwell, Jr. just did the most amazing endorsement of Trump. A few points he made, but watch video for actual: 1. His dad got a lot of flack for endorsing a divorced Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan. 2. He discussed how Liberty U. was failing financially years ago and they hired the best lawyers, accountants, etc....not based on their faith, but based on their expertise. They turned Liberty U. around and he said the US is very much like Liberty U., and Trump has a track record of...
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ Is ‘Shameful’ and ‘Not American’ Except Federal Law Requires It

    11/20/2015 6:51:12 AM PST · by bushwon · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    As I argued in Faithless Execution, the principal constitutional duty of the chief executive is to execute the laws faithfully. President Obama, by contrast, sees his principal task as imposing his post-American "progressive" preferences, regardless of what the laws mandate. In his latest harangue against Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and other Americans opposed to his insistence on continuing to import thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria and other parts of the jihad-ravaged Middle East, Obama declaimed: When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who's fleeing from a war-torn country...
  • High school football player penalized for pointing to sky after touchdown October 26, 2015

    10/27/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by bushwon · 71 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | October 26 | Victor Skinner
    MEXICO, N.Y. – Mexico High School quarterback Dante Turo believes it’s God who gives him the strength and abilities to be successful on the football field. The junior team leader often points skyward after big plays as a tribute to the Almighty, and his 73-yard run for a touchdown against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Oct. 17 was no exception, Syracuse.com reports. The solemn celebration, however, apparently didn’t sit well with one referee, who flagged the teen for unsportsmanlike conduct and assessed a 15-yard penalty that ultimately cost his team the game. “I was just trying to give glory to God,” Turo told the...
  • Obama Prepares Give-Away of White-Collar Jobs And Citizenship To Foreign Graduates

    10/07/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by bushwon · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies are quietly hacking a gap through immigration regulations to allow them to import hundreds of thousands of university-trained foreign workers for jobs sought by American college grads. “They’re bending immigration law until it almost breaks,” says Ian Smith, a lawyer at the Immigration Reform Law Institute. The Obama-hack, he added, should be fixed by Congress or a judge The regulatory hack is part of Obama’s broad immigration-boosting alliance with Fortune 500 Companies and the GOP’s establishment. In 2013 and 2014, most — but not all — of his prior amnesty and immigration plans were blocked by...
  • Obama Administration Unilaterally Rewrites Immigration Law - Again

    09/21/2015 9:00:26 PM PDT · by bushwon · 52 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ian Smith
    Administration lawyers ‘reinterpret’ the law to greatly increase visas for technology firms. Last week Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley hit back against Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the agency pushed through, during a previously aimed at bringing over highly sought-after “intracompany transferees” from American firms’non-immigrant worker visas) the Obama administration, at the behest of Big Tech lobbyists, has told its agency lawyers to think up a clever alternative. In a strongly worded letter to Obama’s immigration authorities, Grassley, a 35-year Senate veteran, closely outlines the legal and practical faults of the new policy and demands answers from...
  • Iran rejects site inspections in a nuclear deal

    05/30/2015 10:20:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 23 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Staff
    Tehran (AFP) - Senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi said Saturday that questioning Iranian scientists and military site inspections are "out of the question" in a final nuclear agreement with world powers.
  • Zuckerberg Ally: Americans Losing Jobs To Foreigners: ‘This Is What...Whole Country Is Built On’

    05/20/2015 6:56:09 PM PDT · by bushwon · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A venture capitalist associated with Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration lobbying group Fwd.us insulted American workers who lost their job to foreigners at a recent immigration event, saying they got what they deserved. “You know, I’m relatively crude on that,” capitalist Lars Dalgaard said at the National Journal event that was partly sponsored by Fwd.us, which lobbies for more legal immigration and a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “It’s like, if you want the job, make yourself able to get the job, you know?” Dalgaard, who Fwd.us boasts is one of its “major contributors,” had been asked by the Journal’s Niharika...
  • Markets More: HSBC Bearish HSBC WARNS: The world economy faces a 'titanic problem'

    05/14/2015 6:15:18 AM PDT · by bushwon · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/13/2015 | Stephen King
    HSBC chief economist Stephen King is already thinking about the next recession. In a note to clients Wednesday, he warns: "The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats. If another recession hits, it could be a truly titanic struggle for policymakers." Here's King (emphasis added): Whereas previous recoveries have enabled monetary and fiscal policymakers to replenish their ammunition, this recovery — both in the US and elsewhere — has been distinguished by a persistent munitions shortage. This is a major problem. In all recessions since the 1970s, the US Fed funds rate has fallen by a minimum of...
  • Obama rejects request to investigate guest-worker program abuse

    04/30/2015 2:36:55 PM PDT · by bushwon · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration this week rejected a request from Congress to investigate potential abuses in the country’s key guest-worker program for tech workers, insisting it would “be premature” to look into Southern California Edison’s use of the controversial H-1B visa to outsource jobs. A bipartisan group of senators, led by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Democratic Sen. Richard J. Durbin, had asked for a probe after SCE employees testified they were booted from jobs and replaced with guest-workers. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said his agency takes such allegations seriously — but said there isn’t enough...
  • Fury Rises at Disney Over Use of Foreign Workers

    - A Restructuring and H-1B Visas Affect the Magic Kingdom's IT Operations At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-byone, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015. Some workers left the rooms crying; others appeared shocked. This went on all day. As each employee received a call to go to a conference room, others in the office looked...
  • Robert Rector Estimates Lifetime Retirement Costs Of Illegals.. Executive Amnesty At $1.3 Trillion

    03/17/2015 5:53:31 PM PDT · by bushwon · 19 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Carolyn May
    The lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits of illegal immigrant beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty would be well over a trillion dollars, according to Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector’s prepared testimony for a House panel obtained in advance by Breitbart News. Rector, a senior research fellow at Heritage, is slated to speak on the costs of Obama’s executive amnesty Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He will testify to the high entitlement costs of granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. Based on Rector’s calculations, which assume that at least 3.97 illegal immigrants...
  • VANITY: Move to Seattle? Any young Conservatives in the city or state?

    02/25/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by bushwon · 178 replies
    me ^ | 02/25/2015 | bushwon
    My daughter is graduating this summer--she has a dear friend who lives in Seattle and has suggested my daughter might move out there. Daughter could move anywhere she can find job in her field. My daughter is a conservative tho not a political junkie like her mom LOL. Her friend is probably a moderate, but not particularly political. I have a "moderate" republican friend who said Seattle is just growing by leaps and bounds and lots of young people are moving there. Though I have no direct say in the matter as daughter is an adult and I have not...
  • New Data Show How Firms Like Infosys and Tata Abuse the H-1B Program

    02/19/2015 4:46:21 PM PST · by bushwon · 48 replies
    Outsourcing by the THOUSANDS The outsourcing companies involved in the Southern California Edison (SCE) scandal I wrote about last week—where U.S. workers were replaced with H-1B guestworkers—are Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services. These two India-based IT firms specialize in outsourcing and offshoring, are major publicly traded companies with a combined market value of about $115 billion, and are the top two H-1B employers in the United States. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, H-1B petitions government, and Tata ranked second with 6,193. As with the SCE scandal, these leading offshore outsourcing firms use the H-1B program to replace American workers and...
  • Travel to Mexico

    09/28/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by bushwon · 136 replies
    Me | 09/28/2014 | Bushwon
    Daughter is traveling to Mexico City, and I am looking for some useful travel references...some first-hand Freeper info/advice, or books/websites that have a "step-by-step" account of what to expect when she arrives at the airport. She has never traveled to a Mexico (or any other country forthat matter), and it has been a long time since I traveled to Mexico, so I am looking for the latest information to provide to her. Thank you for your help.
  • Barack Obama may be Silicon Valley's last hope for immigration reform in 2014

    06/30/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT · by bushwon · 32 replies
    Silicon Valley Business JOurnal ^ | June 30, 2014 | Lauren Helpler
    resident Barack Obama may be Silicon Valley's last hope for swift action on stalled immigration reform efforts. A bill that would usher in new rules for both foreign-born tech talent and millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. has languished in the House of Representatives for months. On Monday, Obama was confronted with ominous news on the legislation after House Majority Leader John Boehner informed him that an existing immigration bill will not be brought to a vote by the end of 2014. “Last week he informed me that Republicans will continue to block immigration reform at least for the...
  • Photographer-captures-difficult-journey-Central-American-immigrants-attempt-cross-U-S-Mexico-border

    06/08/2014 7:31:12 AM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 20 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer has amassed a collection of stunning photographs that illustrate the plight of Central American immigrants as they make the dangerous journey as they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in search of a better life. Illegal immigration has become a hot-button issue in the United States as millions of immigrants try to cross the border illegally in search of employment and a better life for their families. Because of the complex nature of the debate, photographer John Moore says he tried to approach the issue 'in as many ways possible' by 'putting a human face on...
  • Obama Hits Suburbs After Election

    05/29/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT · by bushwon · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2014 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Obama repeatedly assures us that this will be his “year of action.” (snip).... Yet not a word has been heard of late about a truly transformative Obama executive action, his rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH). That rule will push Americans into living how and where the federal government wants. It promises to gut the ability of suburbs to set their own zoning codes. It will press future population growth into tiny, densely-packed high-rise zones around public transportation, urbanizing suburbs and Manhattanizing cities. You won’t see a more ambitious Obama administration initiative than this. Yet Obama never discusses...
  • *Vanity* Fukushima Radiation likely to arrive on West Coast next month.

    03/09/2014 6:32:40 PM PDT · by bushwon · 135 replies
    me | March 9, 2014 | Bushwon
    Drudge posted an article (from a banned source) which stated that very low levels of Fukushima radiation will likely reach the West Coast next month. Incredibly, the article states that there is no federal agency which currently samples Pacific Coast seawater for radiation. I find it disturbing that: 1. There is money being spent for many frivolous activities, yet three is no monitoring for radiation on the West Coast? 2. The EPA is monitoring puddles on people's private property, yet there is no monitoring of radiation on the West Coast!
  • Rep Bridenstein's and Rep. Heulskamp's Letter to Boehner & Cantor Regarding Continuing Resolution

    03/05/2013 9:53:29 PM PST · by bushwon · 25 replies
    Congressman Bridenstein's Webpage ~ Letter to Boehner and Cantor ^ | 03/01/13 | Rep. Jim Bridenstein-R OK & Tim Heulskamp-R KS
    Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) remains broadly unpopular across America. More and more Americans are now feeling its impact–from job losses and part-time downgrades, to insurance policy changes and violations of religious liberties, to state budget strains from Medicaid expansions. And Americans didn’t like these impacts. Most Americans still believe that healthcare should be controlled by patients and doctors, not by the government. Therefore, we should re-start efforts to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety this year, next year, and until we are successful. However, in the meantime, there is more we...
  • New York Times Highlights Hannity 'Boomtown' Cronyism Special

    01/25/2013 6:55:56 PM PST · by bushwon · 33 replies
    Briebart, New York TImes ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the New York Times Television section highlighted tonight's Sean Hannity one-hour special “Boomtown,” a program featuring Government Accountability Institute President and Co-founder Peter Schweizer and Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Government Accountability Co-founder Stephen K. Bannon. 9 P.M. (Fox News) BOOMTOWN: WASHINGTON, THE IMPERIAL CITY In this edition of “Hannity,” the host, Sean Hannity; Peter Schweizer, the president and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute; and Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, investigate what they call crony capitalism among the city’s power elite and the tactics used by...
  • Summer Reading List Ideas for a New College Conservative (Vanity)

    07/17/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by bushwon · 64 replies
    vanity~me | July 17, 2012 | Bushwon
    Interested in some ideas for a very basic basic primer to provide some foundation for a new college conservative going on a road trip...nothing too involved--just an easy-to-read basic first book that will provide basic information on politics, culture, economy from a conservative (or limited government libertarian) viewpoint.
  • Voter Fraud? Remove deceased and relocated from voter rolls.

    04/23/2012 9:43:27 PM PDT · by bushwon · 16 replies
    4/23/12 | Bushwon
    When I voted in my primary election in March, the poll worker indicated that one or more of my children who now live out of state and have voted out of state, are still on our local voter rolls. I have found the procedure to have their names removed. Our county election commission has a website where folks can look up registrants, the registrants can send a signed letter indicating they have moved in order to have their name removed. It occurred to me that many of us know of neighbors who have moved, relatives who are deceased, etc. I...
  • Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt out

    01/24/2012 3:05:35 PM PST · by bushwon · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/24/2012 | Cecilia Kang
    Google said Tuesday it will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube and other services, a radical shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of its privacy and competitive practices. The information will enable Google to develop a fuller picture of how people use its growing empire of Web sites. Consumers will have no choice but to accept the changes. 247 The policy will take effect March 1 and will also impact Android mobile phone users, who are required to log in to Google accounts when they activate their phones....
  • Senator Rand Paul Has Been Detained By The TSA At Nashville Airport

    01/23/2012 11:17:21 AM PST · by bushwon · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/23/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    On the list of stupid things the Transportation Security Administration could do for their public image: detaining Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the politician most anxious to abolish them, is probably right near the top. But that's exactly what just happened, his Communications Director, Moira Bagley has confirmed it in a tweet. Kelly O'Donnell is reporting that aides say Paul was detained when he refused a full-body pat-down, after the scanner went off. Paul lifted his pant-leg to show he had no metal, and asked to be re-screened. He was denied this request.