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  • Another pastor misleading Christians--Hillsong and BLM!!

    09/28/2016 1:51:09 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 18 replies
    Blaze ^ | 9/28/2016 | Blaze
    Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz has struck a nerve. The pastor took to Facebook Sunday to explain why his church — made up of Hillsong’s NYC campuses — will not be using the phrase “all lives matter.” Instead, Lentz wrote, his church will be saying “black lives matter.” The pastor wrote: At THIS church, we are not saying ‘all lives matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that most reasonable people agree with. All lives are not at risk right now. We ARE saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. Because, right now, black lives apparently are worth LESS on our...
  • Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so

    09/28/2016 12:13:08 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/27/2016 | CBS
    A United Nations working group is getting into the fray on U.S. racial discrimination. After 14 years, and 20 days of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities, it has issued its conclusions: the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the U.S. government should pay reparations. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynching in the past,” a French member of the working group of U.N. experts, Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, said after their meetings in the U.S. The U.N. experts traveled to major...
  • Household income in 2015 grew at fastest rate on record

    09/13/2016 10:59:34 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/13/2016 | Today
    Americans got a raise in 2015 -- their first significant pay hike in eight years -- as the U.S. median household income rose 5.2% to $56,516, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But income of the typical U.S. home still remained below that of 2007, the year before the most recent recession, when median household income was $57,423. That was the last year that U.S. homes saw a significant annual increase, the bureau said. In 2014, the median income was $53,718, the bureau said in its report Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015, released Tuesday....
  • Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws

    06/20/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/2016 | Politico
    I need to find out if this is BS---arguing with a guy at work: If Donald Trump’s claims that certain of his commercial ventures benefit charity are untrue, he could be held liable under Section 349 of New York’s General Business Law, which forbids deceptive business acts and practices, as well as under charitable solicitation laws, according to legal experts. In promoting products as varied as Trump University, Trump Vodka, a Trump board game, and his new book “Crippled America,” the businessman has declared that the proceeds would go to charity. None of Trump’s proceeds from Trump University have gone...
  • Trump Campaign Fumbles Plea For Washington State Delegates by Sending It To D.C. Residents

    04/12/2016 12:58:41 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/12/2016 | Mediaite
    So, here’s what’s going on: Trump wants delegates from the state of Washington, so the campaign sent out an email soliciting possible delegates on Friday, April 8 to let everyone know that the deadline to submit their Declaration of Candidacy for Delegate form was Wednesday, April 6. Oh, no. It gets worse, though. There is no deadline anyway. Well, there sort of is, but it isn’t April 6 across the board; Washington has a number of conventions that all take place on different days and have different deadlines.. The gaffe would have reflected poorly on the campaign if they’d send...
  • Massachusetts gun permit essay rule to buy a gun

    01/26/2016 8:49:11 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 27 replies
    A new Massachusetts gun permit essay rule has Second Amendment supporters seeing red. Gun owners in the state must now write an essay which will be “graded” for approval by the police chief before a carry permit can be issued. A hefty firearms training price tag up to $1,100 will also be levied against those attempting to exercise their right to bear arms in the city of Lowell. Lowell, Massachusetts, is located about 35 miles north of Boston and is home to some 110,000 people. The gun essay law was the brainchild of Police Chief William Taylor and approved by...
  • 70,000 Indian clerics issue fatwa against terrorists

    12/11/2015 9:33:26 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 10 replies
    CSM ^ | 12/11 | CSM
    Nearly 1.5 million Sunni Muslim followers of the Indian Barelvi movement have formally decried violent extremists. 70,000 clerics at the annual commemoration of the founders' death now condemn terrorist groups, saying they are 'not Islamic organizations.'
  • Here’s why Bernie Sanders plans to speak at Liberty University next month

    08/18/2015 1:04:43 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 15 replies
    Wash po ^ | 8/5 | Wash po
    But the independent senator from Vermont , who is vying to be the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nominee, has been booked to speak there next month at a university convocation. “It goes without saying that my views on many issues -- women’s rights, gay rights, education and many other issues -- are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community,” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who is Jewish, said Wednesday night, in comments relayed by a spokesman. But Sanders said he would like to see if “we can reach consensus regarding the grotesque level of income...
  • Educated voter---scholarship vote needed

    01/08/2015 4:46:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 1 replies
    Wyzant ^ | 1/8/2015 | Dough Ricchini
    How Education Has Empowered Me What is education? There are many who would say that an education is merely an entity that is to be possessed and others who say that it is only a means to move forward in the world, however I believe that education is a key, a key to freedom. Nelson Mandela once said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", I truly agree with the wise words of Mr. Mandela and hope that one day I can use my education to do great things. When I was young...
  • U.S. Economy Grew 5% in Third Quarter, Its Fastest Rate in More Than a Decade

    12/23/2014 11:08:21 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/23/2014 | NYT
    The American economy grew last quarter at its fastest rate in more than a decade, providing the strongest evidence to date that the recovery is finally gaining sustained power more than five years after it began. Bolstered by robust spending among consumers and businesses alike, economic output rose at an annual rate of 5 percent during the summer months, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, a sharp revision from its earlier estimate of 3.9 percent. The advance followed a second quarter where growth reached a rate of 4.6 percent after a decline last winter that was exacerbated by particularly harsh weather.
  • White family stalked, pummeled by black mob

    05/15/2014 11:10:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2014 | WND
    A family of eight, “just enjoying their Mother’s Day weekend in Savannah,” were savagely attacked by an unknown number of blacks in the Georgia city, that left several family members injured, including a 6-year-old girl who was “punched in the stomach.” A report from WTOC-TV said the attack on eight members of a family visiting from Atlanta happened in downtown Savannah on Saturday night.
  • CT cop will be glad to break down door of legal gun owner.

    03/10/2014 8:00:40 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 64 replies
    Guns and freedom ^ | 3/8/2014 | Gun ammo
    The CT cop told him, “I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in.” This comment comes on the heals of another story in which a CT Lieutenant told a woman over the phone that she was anti-American
  • FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Suspect Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 114 replies
    The Blaze and Fox ^ | 4/22/2013 | Blaze
    Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked” to see a magistrate “waltz into” the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and read him his Miranda rights. So why were they shocked? According to Kelly, the FBI was under the understanding that they would get much more time with Tsarnaev under the “public safety exemption” before he was read his rights. Adding to the shock: the...
  • Econ. Data Falls Most in 10 Months to 4-Month Lows...explanation?

    04/12/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/12/2013 | The Blaze
    Despite the fact that stocks have been going gangbusters for the past two weeks, the U.S. economy is far from recovered. In fact, based on recent misses in major macro-economic reports, things don’t look very encouraging. “The last ten days have seen miss-after-miss in macro economic data — in fact this is the biggest plunge in macro data in 10 months,” Zero Hedge reports. Consider the following economic reports: Markit US PMI Miss ISM Manufacturing Miss ISM New York Miss Vehicle Sales Miss ADP Employment Miss ISM Services Miss Challenger Job Cuts Miss Initial Claims Miss Trade Balance Beat Non-Farm...
  • Cyprus. Now what...I have a 401K. What is the best way to get OUT?

    03/20/2013 8:22:44 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 50 replies
    ME ^ | 3/20/2013 | ME
    Okay, I don't want to get into it too much but I feel I've been doing all I can to prepare for the impending collapse except a safe and effective way to pull out 1/2 my money from my 401K. However, I'm concerned about: A) The penalties and taxes. B) This will kick me up to "millionaire" status if I pull out half. C) I want to put most of that to get my Mortgage down and pay off any other debt and buy some more "tangibles" What is the best way to do this? I've already maxed out on...
  • Is this "good" news for manufacturing incentives?

    01/11/2013 6:04:54 AM PST · by mikelets456
    Tax payer relief act ^ | 1/9/2013 | .Gov
    American Taxpayer Relief Act, the deal that kept us from going off the “Fiscal Cliff,” also brought back increased expensing limits for small businesses. For the 2013 tax year, the Section 179 Expensing Limit has been raised back to $500,000, the increased level in effect in 2010 and 2011 and is not reduced until the cost of section 179 property placed in service exceeds $2 Million. H.R. 8: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Click this link to download the 154-page Act (better known as the "Fiscal Crisis Bill") and go to 'SEC.315. Extension of Increased Expensing Limitations and Treatment...
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System..401K at risk?

    11/16/2012 7:16:48 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 70 replies
    National seniors ^ | 11/11/2012 | National Seniors
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning. The hearing, held in the Labor Department’s main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans. "This hearing was set up to explore why Americans...
  • GHEI: ATF’s latest gun grab (Getting crafty)

    09/07/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 13 replies
    Wahingto Times ^ | 9/6/2012 | Wash Times
    The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime. It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized property — not a person — is put on trial....
  • The U.N. is coming for your guns(7/27/2012) Obama admin pushing for global arms control

    07/09/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/5/2012 | Washington times
    The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn’t take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. If American jurists continue to be enamored by the popular trend to consider international precedence when making U.S. rulings, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye. This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and...
  • Is this freedom?

    04/17/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 4 replies
    Me ^ | 4/17/2012 | Me
    What is it getting things FREE-dom? I was thinking about this today. Is being fed a meal without working for it freedom and a right? Is having a place to sleep without working for it freedom and a right? Is getting a free pool, a den and lighting at no charge a freedom and a right? I would suggest going to the New York Zoo in any major city and tell me if the Lions, Bears and animals at that Zoo are truly free. They get fed, housing, taken care of and have everything they "need"....but are they free?...
  • Possible voter fraud? My grandfather died 12 years ago, jury duty card.

    04/09/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Me | 4/9/2012 | Me
    My Grandfather died in 2000 and recently we received a “ report for jury duty” card in the mail. This has never happened before in the 12/13 years since his passing. It got us to thinking, We believe someone voted in his name for the Corzine/Christie election or the Obama election. How do we find out if he was registered to vote? Will they tell us which location he voted? If we find out, then what do we do? Short of standing in the district he voted and “calling him/her out”, what steps can we take to bring justice?
  • Selling in NJ buying in PA...Bucks county

    04/02/2012 6:49:39 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 40 replies
    Me ^ | 4/2/2012 | Me
    Okay, I am selling my house in NJ because the property taxes, income taxes and insurance are out of control. Overall we'll be saving $6000-$10000 per year if we move. My wife's drive to work will be about the same my drive will be 10 minutes further. The main reason wanting to leave NJ are for the obvious reasons as I think this state will never change and possibly continue its downward spiral. Anyone that lives in PA that lived in there anything to warn me of? Am I going from the frying pan to the frying pan or...
  • Flyer On Gay Choice Stirs Controversy

    02/03/2012 5:39:14 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 22 replies
    My Fox ^ | 2/2/2012 | My Fox
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - A flyer sent home with some high school students in Montgomery County, Md., is causing consternation among parents. The flyer is from a group called PFOX, Parents And Friends Of Ex-Gays And Gays. In the one-page message, the group tells teenagers that no one is "born gay", and people can choose their sexual orientation. Karen Yount-Merrell, a licensed, clinical social worker, got one of the flyers when her son came home with his report card from Einstein High School. "I don't like it," Yount-Merrell declared. "Everything in this flyer make its sound like the goal is to...
  • Who is lying the airlines or the government?

    01/26/2012 2:18:23 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 8 replies
    Spirit air ^ | 1/26/2012 | Spirit Air
    Spirit Airlines Warns Consumers of USDOT's New Mandate to HIDE Taxes in Airfares: MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan 24, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Spirit Airlines has a launched a campaign to warn consumers about the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest fare rules that go into effect this week. Spirit and other airlines are now mandated to HIDE the government's taxes and fees in fares. "We believe that the better form of transparency is to break out costs so customers know exactly what they are buying," says Spirit's President and CEO Ben Baldanza. "Spirit believes customers have a right to know how...
  • CNN Poll: President's approval nearing 50%

    12/20/2011 11:57:40 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/20/2011 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating, a crucial indicator of his reelection chances, is on the rise, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International Poll out Tuesday also indicates that the partisan battle over extending the payroll tax cut may be partially responsible for the jump in the president's numbers. Full results (pdf) According to the survey, 49% of Americans approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, up five points from last month, with 48% saying they disapprove, down six points from mid-November. The 49% approval rating is the president's highest since May,...
  • American Spring!?Is Occupy Wall Street a be-in, or a new movement?

    10/04/2011 10:30:39 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 20 replies
    Philly News ^ | 10/4/2011 | Philly News
    NEW YORK - It was barely more than two years ago that a boyfriend told Joanne Stocker of Exton that there was more to learn about on Twitter than what baseball's beat writers were saying about her beloved Phillies. Stocker, now 24, started following the thwarted uprising in Iran through social media and became an activist for Iranian women's rights - the start of an odyssey in activism that has landed her here, in the hard-steel shadows of Wall Street. Pale and drained with the flu after a couple of nights in a rain-soaked sleeping bag under the skyscrapers framing...
  • So, I really don't understand please explain.

    08/05/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 43 replies
    Me ^ | 8/5/2011 | Me
    I don't mean this as derogatory or to start a negative debate but there is something I have noticed over the last year and I am more curious than anything. In my area I have noticed an abundance increase in the black culture.When I go to Pizza parlors, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Lowes, Ruby Tuesdays,Pei Wei, Furniture stores, etc. We live about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia and until two years ago you would see very, very few black people at any of these places now it is about 1/3 or more. Now sporting Mercedes', Lexus' and Hummers. Like I...
  • Am I the only one that notices LAZY ignorant people?

    07/05/2011 9:54:35 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 180 replies
    Me | 7/5/2011 | Me
    Man oh man. What is happening to our society? Where are all of these people coming from all of the sudden? People parking in Handicapped spots that walk completely fine and then pull down the placard as they drive away. Ignorant people that cut in line at the deli, amusement park or shows. Parents on cell phone calls as their crazed kids run around uncontrollably. I ain't perfect, nor am I one of those people that said "when I was young..." Because I feel a lot of these teens have more "manners" than most adults and younger kids. WTH is...
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law

    06/29/2011 12:28:46 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 4 replies
    Blaze ^ | 6/29/2011 | Blaze
    CINCINNATI (The Blaze/AP) — In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a judicial panel in Cincinnati on Wednesday affirmed an earlier ruling that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage (commonly referred to as the “individual mandate”). A conservative law center had challenged the provision, saying that it was unconstitutional and that Congress was overstepping its powers. The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel delivered a long opinion with disagreement on some issues. The 2-1 majority opinion was written by a Jimmy Carter appointee and agreed with...
  • Kitty Werthman Holocaust survivor..explains how Hitler's propaganda put him in power.

    06/21/2011 1:23:53 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 21 replies
    Project Shining City ^ | 6/21/2011 | PSC
    Halocaust survivor gives account of incremantal steps of Hitler... truly AMAZING! This administration are NOT Marxists they are National Socialists! Her story is unbelievable and shows how Hitler's propaganda convinced the populace to vote for and trust him. The propaganda and agenda is SCARY... it is worth the watch. Please pass along!
  • Tea Party Salem county, NJ 6/18/2011

    06/16/2011 6:53:46 AM PDT · by mikelets456
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | 6/16/2011 | Me
    Tea Party Patriots Rally "Let Freedom Ring" June 18 at the Salem County Fair Grounds from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM 735 Rt. 40; Woodstown, NJ 08098
  • Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists

    06/10/2011 11:57:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 44 replies
    AFA ^ | 6/9/2011 | AFA
    Here is an AFA action alert Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists Old Navy selling 'gay' shirts - donates profits to activists How would you feel if you knew that 10% of your Old Navy purchase would be donated directly to a homosexual activist organization?
  • Silver?! WTH?

    04/15/2011 1:53:26 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 55 replies
    Me ^ | 4/15/2011 | me
    What is going on with silver? When I bought at $17 I was told I was nuts. I have read that $80 or more is not out of the question. Should I buy more? I ain't selling because nowhere do I see that the dollar will be strengthening anytime soon.
  • Obama Job Approval at 41%, Tying His Low

    04/15/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/15/2011 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ - The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows 41% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. That ties his low as president, which he registered three times previously -- twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010. July 2009-April 2011 Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? % Approve The current 41% approval rating from April 12-14 polling includes interviews conducted before and after Obama announced his plan for deficit reduction on Wednesday. It also comes in the same week Congress...
  • If you think 11-year-olds in this city don't need condoms, think again

    04/13/2011 6:08:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 49 replies
    Daily News ^ | 4/13/2011 | Daily News
    THE EMAIL was from a wigged-out mom I know well. She was appalled that the city's campaign to reduce sexually transmitted diseases allows kids as young as 11 to get free condoms via mail-order from the Public Health Department. Eleven! Go to the website www.takecontrol and see for yourself. Be warned: The site contains very straightforward info, including explicit animations illustrating the proper way to don or insert a condom. "Every girl is different," the website notes in its instructions on female-condom use. "Figure out what position works for you. You can stand with one foot on a chair,...
  • Budget Deal Targets Pieces of Health Care Law

    04/11/2011 6:30:08 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/2011 | Fox
    The budget deal reached Friday would affect two initiatives contained in last year's health-care law that were bitterly opposed by businesses, killing one outright and slashing funding for the other. The agreement would eliminate a provision of the health-care law enabling low-income workers to opt out of employer-offered health insurance and shop for more affordable coverage on insurance exchanges to be created in 2014, according to congressional aides and business groups. Under the provision, employers would have had to help pay for the insurance purchased on the exchange. Ending the program would save the government $4 billion over 10 years,...
  • Indiana prosecutor resigns for encouraging fake attack on Wisconsin governor (bs?)

    03/25/2011 10:33:38 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/24/2011 | CBS
    Carlos Lam, a Republican activist and Indiana deputy prosecutor, has resigned amid revelations that he sent an email calling for a fake attack on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker designed to discredit union protesters. Walker, a Republican, was the target of protests for his efforts to roll back many union collective bargaining rights in his state. In a Feb. 19 email uncovered by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Lam apparently told Walker he had a "good opportunity" to win public sympathy with a "'false flag' operation." "If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions'...
  • If you could move to one state, which would you chose?

    01/31/2011 7:05:33 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 245 replies
    Me | 1/31/2011 | Me
    Ok, I am from NJ. Between the high taxes, strict gun laws and crazy liberals I am seriously thinking about moving... have been thinking this for quite some time. Right now I have three children and have to pay for private schooling for all three because the public school's agenda's here are disingenuous and horrible. I want to make sure I do not go from the frying pan into the fire. I have a few choices for job transfers to NC, TX and OH. I need to be in a good area as I have a Neurological disorder and need...
  • NJ-anti-bullying bill up for Governor Christie's signature-will he sign it into law

    01/04/2011 1:03:03 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 12 replies
    Life and liberty ^ | 1/4/2011 | Life, liberty
    Please, we need your help... you know where this is headed: Please take a couple of moments for 1.38 million schoolchildren What could be wrong with a tough new law targeting gay-bullying in our schools that is now sitting on Governor Christie's desk? After all, the activist Gay and Lesbian groups that spent over a year writing the language of the bill are publicly describing it as the "most sweeping anti-bullying legislation in America". Isn't it a good thing that New Jersey will become the national leader in the fight against gay bullying? Isn't it good that New Jersey will...
  • Holy Moly... what's up with Silver?

    12/28/2010 2:07:47 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 62 replies · 15+ views
    Me ^ | 12/28/2010 | Me
    Wow... I only bought 30 - 40 oz of Silver as a hedge against inflation or if all hell broke lose. I can not believe it blew past $30 Oz and shows no sign of stopping....or perceived that way. I keep reading about a 16:1 ratio of Gold to Silver on this planet. Does that mean Silver could go for around $100 per ounce when all is said and done? Are more industries using Silver, people investing in it or the dollar dropping like a rock that is causing the rise? I assume all three but I would like to...
  • Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse

    12/17/2010 10:27:15 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Koko ^ | 12/17/2010 | Koko
    Federal Examiners Say Religious Decoration Inappropriate Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down. “I don’t think there should be a problem with them displaying whatever religious symbols they want to display,” said Amy Weierman, a...
  • A small thing, but rekindled my hope in America.

    12/11/2010 10:45:47 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Me ^ | 12/11/2010 | me
    Sometimes it is the little things that give you hope and this is one of those things. My daughter and I were at walmart today and we had to return an item. The line was long but we kind of kept to ourselves and were just talking to each other. Well, we noticed a woman returning some hair care products without a receipt. They would not let her return it without the receipt and she started to get angry and loud. The people in line were obviously trying not to look at her. As she walked away she yelled in...
  • AFA's 2010 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas... Shop "wisely"

    11/19/2010 6:42:53 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 5 replies
    AFA ^ | 11/17/2010 | AFA
    AFA's 2010 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term "Christmas" in their advertising. We will continually update the list, so check back often. Criteria - AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was "Christmas-friendly" in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company's ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach "Christmas" shoppers. If...
  • New Jersey Politicians Want a List of NRA Members and Their Employers

    11/12/2010 12:14:09 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 37 replies
    Senate Bill,NJ ^ | 11/8/2010 | Senate Bill
    From an NRA email alert; In a blatant attempt by entrenched New Jersey politicians to strong arm citizens who oppose their re-election, Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) and Senator Loretta Weinberg have introduced legislation which would require certain contributors to "issue advocacy organizations", including the NRA and ANJRPC, to have their names, addresses and their employers' information sent to the government. S2379, if passed, will mandate that any "issue advocacy organization" classified under IRS Code as a 501©(3), 501©(4) or 527 that engages in the election or defeat of any person to state or local elective office; the passage or defeat...
  • Voting reports by area... Sound off here!

    11/02/2010 11:46:42 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 8 replies
    Me ^ | 11/2/2010 | Me
    Please report poll traffic in all areas. Also, experience while polling and any discussions with other voters while waiting.
  • "The factor" confronts the NPR (video)

    10/26/2010 11:10:33 AM PDT · by mikelets456
    Fox ^ | 10/26/2010 | Fox
    I love how NPR avoids the question regarding "anchormen" of NPR calling for the "death" or demise of Christians!
  • Freep this "concealed carry" (NJ-ALL) pole please!

    09/28/2010 8:34:18 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 24 replies
    Baristant ^ | 9/28/2010 | Barist
    A state senator from Cape May has introduced a bill (S-2264) to make it easier for New Jerseyeans to carry handguns. Jeff Van Drew, who owns two guns himself, proposes that New Jerseyeans should be able to carry guns if they take a gun safety class, pass a rigorous background check and pay an annual $500 licensing fee. Gun control advocates, unsurprisingly, hate the measure, which is modeled on a similar program in Pennsylvania. Gun groups think the $500 fee is excessive.
  • Netflix CEO.... Americans are stupid

    09/27/2010 8:05:19 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Invest ^ | 9/27/2010 | Invest
    Not content with offending Canadians, CEO Reed Hastings wasted no time insulting Americans. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hastings was asked if he was worried that U.S. subscribers would be upset that the company was offering Canadians an unlimited movie streaming service for $7.99 per month, one dollar less than what Americans had to pay. Hastings replied: How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It's something we'll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed. Wow. Netflix basically told all Americans that we’re dumb and unobservant. Great public relations, Reed! Hastings issued...
  • Long Island Man Arrested For Defending Home ...30 "gang bangers attacked"

    09/08/2010 6:49:41 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/7/2010 | CBS
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBS 2) — He was arrested for protecting his property and family. But it’s how the Long Island man did it that police say crossed the line. He got an AK-47 assault rifle, pulled the trigger and he ended up in jail, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman. George Grier said he had to use his rifle on Sunday night to stop what he thought was going to be an invasion of his Uniondale home by a gang he thought might have been the vicious “MS-13.” He said the whole deal happened as he was about to drive his...
  • Teen accidentally texts sheriff to buy pot

    09/03/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 12 replies
    MSnbc ^ | 9/3/2010 | MS
    <p>HELENA, Mont. — General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities said a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton.</p>