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  • 'Liberty Tax': White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty

    03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 21 Mar 2014, 5:04 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare – but his critics don't seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes. The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.” Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama's White House, responded that that was a “Flat lie, no fee for previous year,” adding, “Scary how much influence he once had.” Lee’s response to Drudge set off a firestorm in the liberal media, with many...
  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm. Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the...
  • Illinois layoffs: Employers warn of 1,000 layoffs in coming weeks

    03/09/2014 12:38:55 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM ^ | 7:52 a.m. CST, March 7, 2014 | Alejandra Cancino
    <p>Illinois employers warned they would lay off more than 1,000 workers in the coming months, according to notices filed with Illinois regulators in February.</p> <p>Accretive Health warned it would lay off 148 workers. The company said in January the layoffs are part of a broader restructuring in which positions will be moved from Chicago to other cities to be closer to clients. Accretive said then the layoffs could affect as many as 170 workers. The company employs about 600 people in the region.</p>
  • IRS villai

    03/06/2014 7:45:15 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    DAILYMAIL.CO.UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 10:46 EST, 5 March 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    IRS villain Lois Lerner again REFUSES to testify about tea party targeting, risks arrest for contempt of Congress Former IRS official Lois Lerner refused for a second time on Wednesday to testify about her role in a scheme to target conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status during President Barack Obama's first term in office. Lerner risks arrest if she is found in contempt of Congress. The House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee ruled on June 21, 2013 that Lerner, formerly in charge of the IRS's Exempt Organizations office, waived her right to invoke the Fifth Amendment during a May...
  • IRS hearing explodes, Republicans inch toward contempt

    03/06/2014 7:22:52 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 35 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 3/5/2014 | Rachael Bade
    Republicans are inching toward a vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress after fireworks erupted at a House hearing on the tea party targeting on Wednesday. Lerner, former head of the IRS tax-exempt unit and a lightning rod for Republicans in the nine-month-old scandal, invoked her Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer self-incriminating questions at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing — as she did at a May hearing last year. Across the Capitol campus, Speaker John Boehner threatened to hold her in contempt if she continues to refuse to testify. “I’ll wait...
  • Texas Primary Election Results 2014: Live Senate Map by County, Midterm Races

    03/04/2014 6:39:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 58 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 3/4/2014
    POLITICO's 2014 Texas Election Results and Live Primary Map, includes Midterm Races for Senate, House, Governor and Key Ballot Measures. Winner J. Cornyn (i) 62.2% 380,820 S. Stockman 17.4% 106,531 D. Stovall 9.7% 59,366 L. Vega 3.6% 22,170 K. Cope 2.6% 15,641 C. Mapp 1.9% 11,502 R. Reasor 1.7% 10,415 C. Cleaver 0.9% 5,726 Article Link: Texas Primary Election Results 2014: Live Senate Map by County, Midterm Races - POLITICO (http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/senate/texas/#.UxaMs_ldVa9) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Jim DeMint: "I've Never Been a Part of the Tea Party in My Life"

    03/04/2014 5:10:18 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    MEDIAITE.COM ^ | by Noah Rothman | 5:05 pm, March 4th, 2014
    Former U.S. Senator and President of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Tuesday where he was pressed for his thoughts on why insurgent tea party challengers are not faring well this year in primary challenges against incumbent Republicans. DeMint insisted that he could not opine on individual races because Heritage is not a political organization and added that he has never been “a part of the tea party.” He admitted, however, that he has “been to a lot of meetings.” Kissel pressed DeMint to explain why tea party candidate Matt Bevin is losing ground...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Half of General Dynamics Lynn Haven Work Force Looking For Jobs, Again. (730 people)

    02/27/2014 5:53:03 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    WJHG.COM ^ | Updated: Thu 7:39 AM, Feb 27, 2014
    LYNN HAVEN, Fla. General Dynamics has sent letters to 730 of its employees at the ObamaCare call facility that they are being laid off. That's about half of the workforce at the facility in the old SalleMae facility at the Lynn Haven Industrial park. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II of Panama City says the loss of 730 Bay County jobs is a stark reminder of America’s transformation into a part-time, short-term society. The Congressman told NewsChannel 7, " I am saddened that these hardworking men and women are paying the price for the Obama administration’s unyielding pursuit of a job-crushing,...
  • 'Obama Not Gay,' Kenyan Elites Claim

    02/23/2014 8:09:16 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies
    DALLASBLOG.COM ^ | 2/10/2014 | Tom McGregor
    Barack Obama was hailed as America's first gay president by Time Magazine, but friends of the Obama clan in Kenya, who recently visited Beijing and spoke with the Dallas Blog, claim that President Obama is not a homosexual and actually enjoys some special relationships with a few women. They spoke with such candid frankness to a conservative blogger, because they feel betrayed by Barack. "We helped get Barack into the White House and he couldn't have done it with our help, but he has done nothing to help us after getting elected in 2008," a friend of the Obama clan...
  • "Soros Put" Hits Record As Billionaire's Downside Hedge Rises By 154% in Q4 To $1.3 Billion

    02/17/2014 7:17:51 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    ZEROHEDGE.COM ^ | 02/17/2014 | Tyler Durden
    A curious finding emerged in the latest 13F by Soros Fund Management, the family office investment vehicle managing the personal wealth of George Soros. Actually, two curious findings: the first was that the disclosed Assets Under Management as of December 31, 2013 rose to a record $11.8 billion (this excludes netting and margin, and whatever one-time positions Soros may have gotten an SEC exemption to not disclose: for a recent instance of this, see Greenlight Capital's Micron fiasco, and the subsequent lawsuit of Seeking Alpha which led to the breach of David Einhorn's holdings confidentiality). The second one is that...
  • 50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History

    02/13/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 31 replies
    FOOL.COM ^ | January 29, 2014 | Morgan House
    Everyone should be thankful for how far we've come. - Morgan Housel - Financials 1. U.S. life expectancy at birth was 39 years in 1800, 49 years in 1900, 68 years in 1950, and 79 years today. The average newborn today can expect to live an entire generation longer than his great-grandparents could. 2. A flu pandemic in 1918 infected 500 million people and killed as many as 100 million. In his book The Great Influenza, John Barry describes the illness as if "someone were hammering a wedge into your skull just behind the eyes, and body aches so intense...
  • Why Would Matt Bevin Tell His Investors Something He Didn't Believe? | National Review Online

    02/11/2014 12:14:43 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 55 replies
    NATIONALREVIEW.COM ^ | February 11, 2014 12:06 PM | Patrick Brennan
    As Ramesh points out below, Kentucky Senate candidate Matt Bevin's campaign is claiming that he has consistently opposed the Troubled Asset Relief Program, drawing a contrast with Mitch McConnell, who has defended his role in passing the emergency bailout legislation. This is despite the fact that, as president of an investment firm in 2008, he signed a letter along with the firm's chief investment officer that says the following: Most of the positive developments have been government led, such as the effective nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the passage of the $700 billion TARP (don't call it a...
  • McConnell primary opponent Bevin downplays impact of Rand Paul

    02/11/2014 12:03:02 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | 02/10/2012 | Sean Sullivan
    <p>"Rand made this decision before I was in the race. That's his opinion. Rand is one vote. Rand will vote one time," Bevin told reporters at a gathering in Washington at the headquarters of Freedomworks, a tea party group backing his candidacy.</p>
  • Benghazi e-mail finally answers the basic questions: Who knew what, when?

    02/10/2014 4:56:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 62 replies
    WORLDTRIBUNE.COM ^ | 02/10/2012 | Grace Vuoto
    The pieces of the Benghazi puzzle are falling into place and the conclusions are damning: America’s intelligence community, our leading military commanders and then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta knew within fifteen minutes of the commencement of hostilities on Sept. 11, 2012 that the American compound in Libya was attacked by Al Qaida-affiliated terrorists. Yet, President Barack Obama and his then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conspired to deceive the American people in order to protect their mutual power. They deliberately downplayed the role of Islamic terrorists. benghaziemail-300x225They did so in order to win a second presidential term for the Democratic Party...
  • Paramount In Talks For Benghazi Attack Film

    02/10/2014 4:46:57 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    DEADLINE.COM ^ | February 10, 2014 | MIKE FLEMING JR
    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount is negotiating with 3 Arts Entertainment to acquire the film rights to the forthcoming book Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. The book, scheduled for publication in late spring, was written by author Mitchell Zuckoff with surviving members of the Annex Security Team who fought the battle. Their names are being kept confidential. The book is going to be published by Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, with Editorial Director Sean Desmond editing. The script will be written by Chuck Hogan, whose novel Prince Of Thieves became the Ben Affleck-directed...
  • Inhofe: Benghazi 'Worst of All Cover-ups'

    02/09/2014 12:30:58 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 52 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 09 Feb 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Obama administration insisted that the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans erupted from a protest over an anti-Muslim video because any hint of organized terrorism would have debunked President Barack Obama's assertions that his Mideast policy was working, Sen. Jim Inhofe said on Saturday. "They were pushing the video thing because it was just a matter of days before that he had made the American people think that his Middle East policy had stopped all terrorist activity," the Oklahoma Republican told Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program. "This was a couple of months before the election. "Obviously, with...
  • Here's The Republican Path To Taking Back The Senate - K.Rove Barf alert

    02/09/2014 12:23:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    AU.FINANCE.YAHOO.COM ^ | Yahoo! | Brett LoGiurato
    Read 'Here's The Republican Path To Taking Back The Senate' on Yahoo7 Finance Australia. American Crossroads, the Republican super PAC... Article Link: Here's The Republican Path To Taking Back The Senate - Yahoo7 Finance Australia (http://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-republican-path-taking-back-182555056.html) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Anti-Obama 'Birther' Supports Canadian-Born Sen. Ted Cruz for President

    02/09/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 73 replies
    OPPOSINGVIEWS.COM ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | By Michael Allen
    WorldNet Daily editor Joseph Farah has claimed numerous times that President Obama was not born in the US, even though Obama has released both his short-form and long-form birth certificates, proving he was born in Hawaii. Farah is now strongly supporting Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president. While that might sound hypocritical to most, Farah claims he can do so because the so-called “media elite” ignored his "birther" theory about Obama. In a recent op-ed, Farah praised sen. Cruz for releasing his birth certificate, while attacking Obama for a "lack of transparency and thin paper trail." Farah writes: With...
  • Hawaiian health director died of irregular heartbeat after plane crash

    02/09/2014 10:49:33 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 401 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News
    Authorities say the cause of death for the Hawaii health director who died after an airplane crashed off the island of Molokai was cardiac arrhythmia — an irregular heartbeat. Loretta Fuddy died due to the stress from the horrific Dec. 11 plunge into the water after the si … Article Link: Hawaiian health director died of irregular heartbeat after plane crash - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/13/22294162-hawaiian-health-director-died-of-irregular-heartbeat-after-plane-crash?lite) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • MSNBC's Joy Reid: O'Reilly Might As Well Have Asked Obama About His Birth Certificate

    02/09/2014 10:39:04 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    REALCLEARPOLITICS.COM ^ | February 3, 2014 | rcp
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Beyond what the president said there which is true, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report released last month said the attacks were likely to be put together in short order following protests in Cairo over an inflammatory video coming out of Los Angeles. The bipartisan report potentially inoculates National Security Adviser Susan Rice from GOP criticism for saying just that on Sunday morning television, in fact onn Meet the Press. In other words, Rice had it correct after all. This is my problem, Joy, with that interview, and the questioning from O'Reilly. I'm not a media critic. But...
  • Anti-gay demonstration reveals double-standard in Sochi « SI.com

    02/07/2014 4:29:49 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    M.SI.COM ^ | 2/7/2014 | unknown
    SOCHI — The protest was tiny by any global, urban standard. But the sentiment of the pair of men holding the signs was unmistakably loud. On a promenade in front of this city’s main railway station, one man held a placard, written in Russian and topped with an American flag, that read, GOD BLESS PUTIN BECAUSE HE IS AGAINST THE SIN OF SODOMY AND GOD BELIEVES IT IS DISGUSTING. Another raised a sign in English, this one surmounted by a Russian flag, with four boldfaced words: HOMO SEX IS SIN. Protests in and around these Olympic Winter Games are supposed...
  • Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award

    02/03/2014 7:24:12 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    FREEBEACON.COM ^ | February 3, 2014 5:34 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A donor to a Democratic representative and a number of groups devoted to reducing the U.S. nuclear stockpile received a prestigious White House award for scientific achievement on Monday. Article Link: Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award | Washington Free Beacon (http://freebeacon.com/donor-to-groups-devoted-to-reducing-u-s-nuclear-stockpile-receives-scientific-achievement-award/)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Stocks unravel after factory report; Dow sinks 300-plus points

    02/03/2014 2:33:52 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 35 replies
    CNBC.COM ^ | Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Kate Gibson
    Stocks were battered on Monday, with investors fleeing equities after factory data cast a negative light on the economy. Article Link: Stocks unravel after factory report
  • Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein - Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com

    02/02/2014 11:15:06 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 2/1/2014 | Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his involvement in a bridge-closing scandal, mounted an aggressive defense late Saturday afternoon, attacking The New York Times and a former political ally in an email to friends and allies obtained by POLITICO. “Bottom line — David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein,” the email from the governor’s office says, referring to the former appointee who reignited the controversy.
  • White House to 'Make Sure' Syria Gives Up Chemical Arms - Washington Wire - WSJ

    02/02/2014 10:38:01 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    BLOGS.WSJ.COM ^ | 10:21 am Feb 2, 2014 | Adam Entous
    The White House said Sunday it would 'make sure' the Syrian regime complies with an accord to give up its chemical arsenal, insisting the deal can still be salvaged despite implementation delays and missed deadlines. Article Link: White House to ‘Make Sure’ Syria Gives Up Chemical Arms - Washington Wire - WSJ (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/02/02/white-house-to-make-sure-syria-gives-up-chemical-arms/?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday

    02/02/2014 10:30:05 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 93 replies
    TRUTHREVOLT.ORG | 2.2.2014 | Truth Revolt
    On Sunday, President Obama celebrated the Super Bowl by having the White House tweet a picture of him throwing a football. Article Link: Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday | Truth Revolt (http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/obama-tweets-pic-himself-throwing-football-super-bowl-sunday)
  • Israeli Leaders Slam Kerry--Again

    02/02/2014 10:25:21 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 2 Feb 2014, 5:59 AM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is once again the target of criticism, direct and indirect, by Israeli leaders after he suggested that Israel could face "delegitimization" and "boycott" campaigns without a peace deal with the Palestinians. That remark, made Saturday at the Munich Security Conference, prompted Economy Minister Naftali Bennett to slam Kerry: "We expect our friends around the world to stand beside us, against anti-Semitic boycott efforts targeting Israel, and not for them to be their amplifier," Bennett said on Saturday evening. Article Link: Israeli Leaders Slam Kerry--Again (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/02/02/Israeli-Leaders-Slam-Kerry-Again)
  • Senator For Arizona John Mccain Talks With Soros Fund Manager

    01/26/2014 7:55:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 25 replies
    GETTYIMAGES.COM ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | Getty
    Article Link: Senator For Arizona John Mccain Talks With Soros Fund (http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/senator-for-arizona-john-mccain-talks-with-soros-fund-news-photo/464632847)
  • Free Republic Article Search

    01/25/2014 2:17:23 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 36 replies
    Bahits.com ^ | 01/25/2014 | Doug Weems
    I have developed a bookmarklet that can help you find if an article has already been posted on Free Republic. You put it in your favorites bar or save it as a bookmark. While reading a news article or web page, you click the "FR Search" link. A window opens with the FR search page and with a good guess what the article title is. Screen shots of me using "FR Search" to see if an article was posted.I have tested it with Chrome 32 and IE 11. Here are the results of testing 20 articles posted on FR. I...
  • NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year 15 Times ...

    01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    SHOWBIZ411.COM ^ | January 21, 2014 12:30 pm | Roger Friedman
    As the Super Bowl approaches New York much like a blizzard, here are some things to think about: in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.5 million to run the organization. And that's n... Article Link: NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx | Showbiz411 (http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/21/nfl-commish-makes-29-5-mil-a-year-15-times-more-than-tax-free-org-gives-to-charity-more-than-ceos-of-ford-heinz-fedex)
  • This is your dog on drugs: Marijuana poisoning on the rise in pets - NBC News.com

    01/21/2014 7:56:36 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    NBCNEWS.COM ^ | 16 hours ago | Brian Alexander
    Please don't let your dog drink the bong water. Calls reporting pet poisonings by marijuana have increased by about 30 percent since... Article Link: This is your dog on drugs: Marijuana poisoning on the rise in pets - NBC News.com (http://www.nbcnews.com/health/your-dog-drugs-marijuana-poisoning-rise-pets-2D11959080)
  • I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade | LifeNews.com

    01/21/2014 7:51:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 45 replies
    LIFENEWS.COM ^ | 1/22/13 11:40 AM | Kristan Hawkins
    I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy. Article Link: I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade | LifeNews.com (http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/i-am-overwhelmed-by-55-million-babies-killed-since-roe-v-wade/)
  • Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News

    01/21/2014 3:27:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 78 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST | Erik Ortiz and Henry Austin, NBC News
    A wintry double whammy has descended on the Northeast, bringing as much as a foot of snow and another blast of arctic air. The latest blow to a weather-beaten region has snarled airports and interstates, closed schools and shuttered much of the nation's capital. Initially f … Article Link: Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22381468-winter-storm-set-to-go-bananas-across-northeast?lite)
  • Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

    11/01/2013 4:47:24 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 57 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | October 31, 2013 | Miles Yu
    Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People's Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force. “This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our...
  • The "Grand-Parent" Bench - Obama Photo

    10/21/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 123 replies
    google image search ^ | 10/21/2013 | unknown
    I found these three photos I haven't seen before. First glance, it seems to answer some of the anomalies with the wall that I thought were a problem with the phony president. The suspicious picture.
  • Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset to close, cut 240 jobs

    10/08/2013 11:27:44 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    biz journals ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Craig Douglas
    The Brayton Point Power Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, is shutting down amid a prolonged slump in energy prices that is forcing power operators nationally to rejigger their budgets and seek out more affordable production strategies. The closure will result in 240 job losses at the Somerset, Mass.-based facility. Its owner, an affiliate of New Jersey-based private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, said in a statement that steps would be taken to mitigate the effects of the job cuts for Brayton Point’s former workers....
  • Seminar Caller Surge (vanity)

    10/02/2013 5:25:23 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    vanity | 10/02/2013 | freeatlanta
    Have you noticed an increase in Seminar Callers, bloggers, emails and news articles? "I have a pre-existing condition" "My sister has a pre-existing condition" "I signed up in minutes" "The AHC will save me money" etc. etc. etc. It is too much of an increase not to be coordinated. I even got one from a fed friend of mine today. It makes me wonder if Federal employees have been encouraged to do this propaganda. How many are lying and how many telling the truth???? A seminar caller is a coined phrase for someone who mainly telephones conservative radio talk shows...
  • Latest Polls

    09/05/2013 8:11:30 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics | 9/5/2013 | realclear
    ...more details
  • Obama horribly mispronounces Camp LeJeune

    08/07/2013 1:41:07 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies
    Hannity | 8/7/2013 | FreeAtlanta
    Just listening to Hannity and they jipped in on Obama's speech right as he flubbed LeJeune. What a doofus. I don't have the audio, so if anyone can dig it up and post it here, it will be appreciated.
  • Chicago - CPS to lay off 2,113 teachers, staff; CTU calls it ‘a bloodbath’

    07/21/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 18, 2013 | MITCH DUDEK
    Chicago Public Schools officials announced late Thursday that 2,113 teachers and other employees would be laid off Friday, largely due to a giant pension obligation increase that’s straining the system. “In fiscal year ‘14 we’re facing a historic deficit of $1 billion that is driven primarily by a $400 million increase in our annual teacher pension payments,” said CPS spokesman Becky Carroll. “Absent pension reform in Springfield, we have very few options available to us to close that gap, and that has resulted in bringing this crisis to the doorsteps of our schools.” Of those being laid off, 1,077 are...
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center to cut 1,000 jobs - good freaking grief!

    07/18/2013 9:20:38 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    bizjournals ^ | Jul 16, 2013 | Eric Snyder
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center plans to cut its workforce by more than 1,000 employees within the next two years, The Tennessean reports, citing people familiar with the center's plans. Some of the cuts are expected to come by offering early retirement options. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is targeting $250 million in budget savings over the same time period, or about 8 percent of current expenses, according to The Tennessean. "It is clear that we must embark on a comprehensive effort that is immediate, achievable, proactive and ensures success over a multiyear period, while the health care and biomedical science economies...
  • Three solar firms file for bankruptcy in a week

    07/09/2013 8:37:28 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    daily caller ^ | 07/09/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    While environmentalists tout benefits of solar power, three solar companies filed for bankruptcy in the past week. Each of them blamed intense global competition for its downfall. The German companies Conergy AG and Gehrlicher Solar AG filed for insolvency in German courts in the past week. The Hawaii-based solar company Hoku also filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Renewable Energy World. Hoku owes up to $1 billion to creditors and had to cancel building a manufacturing plant in Idaho, which had already been delayed several years. Conergy’s 800 German workers are now in line to get three months of government unemployment...
  • Is that stupid bastage back from Africa yet? (vanity)

    07/09/2013 8:22:58 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    my wondering mind | now | FreeAtlanta
    Insider Threates uh, why can't this horrible perversion of our nation end?
  • OBAMA BIRTH-CERTIFICATE DOUBTS HEAD TO CAPITOL

    06/14/2013 5:20:25 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 92 replies
    wnd ^ | 06/03/2013
    Audible gasps, shock, outrage and support for a congressional investigation were the responses by law-enforcement officers, elected officials and attorneys to a presentation by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse of evidence that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent. Arpaio’s lead investigator, Mike Zullo, made a public presentation Saturday at the annual convention of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association in St. Charles, Mo., then held a closed-door session for police officers, elected officials and others. “Sheriff Arpaio wants this in Congress. That’s where we intend to take it,” Zullo said in an interview with Carl Gallups of PPSimmons...
  • FOCUS! IRS spending, Sex abuse in military, heckling Mooch,(vanity)

    06/06/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    vanity | 06/06/2013 | FreeAtlanta
    Focus on Benghazi and the illegal IRS abuse against political enemies. Who doesn't believe that the Moochelle heckler was staged? Sex abuse in the military a major story? Really? The foolish IRS overspending? That is old news. Yeah, the last two are infuriating, but they won't send Obama allies to jail. We need to focus on the scandals that will send people to jail... and could bring down a presidency. The AP story and even the massive phone records grab are important because it engages an otherwise sleepy leftist press.
  • Kyocera Solar to cut San Diego workers (another Solyndra?)

    04/25/2013 5:58:19 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 6 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | APRIL 24, 2013 | Morgan Lee
    The total San Diego County workforce for various Kyocera subsidiaries after the cuts will be 625... ...One reason cited for the downturn in orders for U.S.-made panels is the conclusion of stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...
  • Picture of Michelle visiting Saudi that is on terrorist list

    04/23/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 256 replies
  • Drudge showing Obama worship tonight

    04/09/2013 5:41:33 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 118 replies
    drudge ^ | drudge
    I can't explain how sick I am. I don't like drudge much, but he is doing a good job exposing the clown tonight.
  • Bank of America to lay off 469 in Newark office

    04/04/2013 9:28:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 3 replies
    nj.com ^ | April 03, 2013 | Tom De Poto and Ed Beeson
    Bank of America said today it’s cutting 469 jobs from its mortgage servicing center in Newark as the number of homeowners delinquent on mortgage payments dwindles. Employees at the offices on the corner of Market Street and University Avenue were given the news last week. “We previously announced intentions to reduce the size of our mortgage servicing operations in line with the successful reduction of our portfolio of delinquent mortgage customers,” the bank said in an e-mailed statement last night. “Compared to peak levels in 2011, today we have fewer than half the number of customers who need the specialized...