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  • 'Freedom to worship' – Obama's next bait & switch [Rev 13]

    05/04/2015 11:48:25 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/2/2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Early in President Obama’s tenure in the White House, Catholic Online and other media outlets reported what appeared to be a deliberate attack on the Constitution’s “freedom of religion” protections. The report noted a crucial change in Obama’s language between his June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt, where he spoke of a Muslim America and its “freedom of religion,” to the November 2009 memorial for the Fort Hood soldiers gunned down by a radical Muslim, where he termed it “freedom of worship.” From that point on, “freedom of worship” has become the term of choice, the report said. Now, the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4-8, 2015

    05/04/2015 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 4-8, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Populist opposites: On Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz

    05/04/2015 11:36:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: Today’s question. Who is more populist – Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz? Bernie, right?I mean his campaign is all about – all about – wealth and income inequality and breaking up the incredible concentration of American wealth in the hands of a tiny few. He’s so far left in the Democratic Party that he’s not even actually a member of the Democratic Party. At a time when Democrats are afraid of being called “liberal,” he’s proud to call himself a socialist. He’s running against the Koch Brothers and Cruz is a creature of the Kochs. So, no...
  • In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust

    05/04/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Education Week ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Corey Mitchell
    Washington -- Kevin faced a traumatic journey to the United States in search of a better life. The 19-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador faced yet another set of challenges when he arrived in the United States last year and enrolled in school. The teenager is one of 200 students enrolled in the first-year International Academy for English-language learners at the District of Columbia's Cardozo Education Campus, a school-within-a-school for students who arrived in the United States within the past 18 months. The struggles and successes of Cardozo's recently arrived students and English-learners provide a peek into the experiences of...
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • GoFundMe drops campaign for Baltimore rioters after conservative complaints

    05/04/2015 10:22:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of jailed Baltimore rioters Sunday, a day after conservatives began complaining about the effort. Greg Scott, vice president of media communications for Alliance Defending Freedom, said he first contacted the company Saturday about the rioters’ crowdfunding campaign. His Twitter posts decrying the campaign were picked up by conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch and Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft. “We first started poking GFM yesterday by contacting the site directly and then via a series of tweets,” Mr. Scott said in a Sunday email. “The purpose has really been to either expose the...
  • Female SEALs get open door to combat - Full integration likely starts in 2016 Read more at

    05/04/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | May 04, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Women who pass SEAL training will likely be able to participate in the same military missions as their male counterparts, beginning in 2016. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command put out a report saying the physical standards currently demanded of SEAL trainees should not be lowered, but that women who meet these standards ought to be given the chance to head into combat, Fox News reported. The study will likely press Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to advance the cause for women in combat, with the effective date of January 2016, Fox said. Carter has opened up 20,000 new positions to...
  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman”

    05/04/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Bloomberg; Chicago Sun-Times; Buzz-Feed Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Bloomberg's David Weigel, AllahPundit
    As with the “would you attend a gay wedding? question, I can’t tell how much I should be surprised by Republican pols’ answers to LGBT-themed questions anymore. Policy responses are easy: If you’re running for president, you oppose legalizing gay marriage and strongly, strongly support exceptions to antidiscrimination laws for business owners who refuse to cater gay weddings on religious grounds. Beyond that, once you stray from policy to personal relations with gay/transgender people, things get more complicated and unpredictable. (Which, actually, is why gay-rights activists encourage people to come out. Polls show that people who know someone who’s...
  • The Myth of the Socially Conservative Immigrant

    05/04/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/04/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    You know how Jeb Bush and other immigration enthusiasts are always telling us how conservative immigrants are, how they’re more religious and traditionalist? Appealing to their supposed conservatism is the key, we are told, to getting their votes, if only we would embrace amnesty and mass legal immigration. There are two problems with this argument: First, there’s a pretty clear consensus that Latin American and Asian immigrants (who comprise 75 percent of all immigrants) and their U.S.-born children do not vote based on social issues, assigning them low priority. Second, immigrants are not particularly conservative. There is a mountain...
  • Is Gay Marriage a Trojan Horse Within the Military?

    05/04/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    A stable of Trojan horses is pulling the president’s carriage toward the fundamental transformation of America. And the symbolism of the Greek pillars from the 2008 Democratic Convention seems to grow clearer than most of us want to acknowledge.The Supreme Court will soon rule on same-sex marriages, but the U.S. military has already received its marching orders. It’s just bizarre that a record number of senior officers have been dismissed for adultery and similar misconduct when the uncomfortable truth about same-sex marriage is that monogamous nuptials are not the objective. According to a 2010 article in the New York Times,...
  • Large Herbivores Will Be First To Go Extinct As Global Warming Increases

    05/04/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Pioneer News ^ | May 2, 2015 | by Sergey Katin
    It turns out that one of the most immediate impacts of global warming may be the loss of large herbivores. Renowned professor William Ripple, of the College of Forestry with the Oregon Sate University, led a team of global wildlife ecologists to conduct an inclusive study researching data on the largest herbivores to walk our planet today. In response to the study, he says, “I expected that habitat change would be the main factor causing the endangerment of large herbivores. But surprisingly, the results show that the two main factors in herbivore declines are hunting by humans and habitat change....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4, 2015

    05/04/2015 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • US Supreme Court upholds ban on gay conversion therapy

    05/04/2015 7:49:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children. The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban is the final word on the matter. The appeals court said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of counselors offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals.
  • FDA to Crack Down on Home-based soap makers

    05/04/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 68 replies
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. The view of Sen. Feinstein and her corporate backers (listed below) is that the Personal Care Products Safety Act (Senate Bill S.1014) will make the world a safer place by scrutinizing “everything from shampoo and hair dye to deodorant and lotion.” She says the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...
  • May Day Crowd Freaks Out Over Open Carrier

    05/04/2015 7:41:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | Michael Strickland
    Amongst all the chaos in Seattle during Friday’s May Day riot, a man was seen walking through the crowd wearing a tactical vest with an SKS rifle slung over his shoulder. Identified as Shayne Butts, he tells reporters “I’m here to ensure peoples’ civil rights get respected, just the basics, First Amendment right to peacefully assemble, to free speech… I don’t like communism, but these people have a right to free speech.” He says the chamber was empty, but there were rounds in the magazines.
  • Dr. Ben arson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

    05/04/2015 7:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/3/2015
    Retired physician Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an interview with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Alex Griswold
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights.
  • New Video Shows Baltimore Prosecutor’s View of the Freddie Gray Case BEFORE Getting Police Report

    05/04/2015 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 3, 2015 | By Katie LaPotin
    Many have speculated that Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for the city of Baltimore, knew whether she was going to charge the six police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray before receiving the official police report Thursday. Turns out they may have been right. Newly-surfaced video of Mosby speaking to a church group Tuesday morning shows her promising attendees that she will “pursue justice by any and all means necessary.”
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 5-3-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives. The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns. (snip) BBC reported the Paris gunmen killed 12 in their attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters; that number includes 8 Charlie Hebdo...
  • ISIS Comes To Texas – This Is War

    05/04/2015 6:51:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | May 4 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Now this is personal… Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) and Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) are people I consider friends. I’ve known Pamela a long time. Geert Wilders has long been a man I have admired. And now ISIS has the gall to attack us on our own soil, in Texas no less! In the spirit of this attack and considering it is a declaration of war on American soil with ISIS, they can go pound sand. From my friends at IOTWReport.com: Last night in Garland, Texas at the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest,” which this site promoted, two armed...
  • Saul Alinsky, Climate Scientist

    05/04/2015 6:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar and JoAnn Truchan
    To Alinsky, the world and its history were all about revolution. Saul Alinsky radicals who are all about revolutionary change ("we are the ones we've been waiting for" kind of change) have now seized control of an issue that can more quickly bring about that change – "climate disruption," as expressed in community-organizer lingo. If Alinsky were alive today, he would likely fit right in with the current activist climate scientists. Alinsky would probably see that the challenge is to convince enough of the "Have-Nots" that their privation stems not just from racism, sexism, classism, and all the other social...
  • Hill and Bill can’t hide from shady deals exposed in ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/04/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-3-15 | Kyle Smith
    The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they’ve been up to took a little bit of work. It wasn’t obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn’t ask: Who’s that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary? When you’re a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity...
  • Lawsuit spells out 'nightmare' for California man accused without evidence

    05/04/2015 5:53:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Ashe Schow
    "Nightmare." That's how Scott Hounsell, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, describes the ordeal he went through two years ago, and is still trying to recover from today. "It was the most — the scariest, most devastating nightmare you could ever imagine ever going through ever," Hounsell added. "Because everything that you have and hold dear — my family, my career, everything — was threatened that it would be taken away from me." “ "It's scary. And I will never be able to get out of the shadow of this, ever. They fundamentally changed...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,May 4-8,2015

    05/04/2015 5:29:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 4-8, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Obama admin tells immigration judge: Amnesty Has Already Begun

    05/04/2015 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | May 3 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama’s immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the president’s powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Mika: 'Not Sure I Care' If Prosecutor Mosby Being 'Political'

    05/04/2015 5:19:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Few things undermine the foundations of a just society more than people who have been granted the power to prosecute acting not on the basis of the facts and the law, but out of political motives. To which Mika Brzezinski says . . . meh. On today's Morning Joe, there was a discussion of the possibility that Baltimore prosecutor overcharged the police officers in the Freddie Gray case. And a clip was played of Mosby repeating the politically-correct phrase of the moment: that the rioters were not "thugs." After which Brzezinski declared: "You can't get a chance if there isn't...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you...
  • Boehner tells Clinton don’t let Obama 'swing in the wind' over Asia-Pacific trade deal

    05/04/2015 4:57:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/3/15
    House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner, needs to support the trade legislation that President Obama wants to help get enough Democratic votes for passage. The Ohio Republican, in a wide-ranging interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said the GOP indeed controls the House and Senate but that he and Obama “needs her help” to give the president negotiating authority to complete an Asia-Pacific trade deal. “We can't do this by ourselves,” Boehner said. “Every president over the last 50 years has had this (authority.) There is no reason why President Obama shouldn't...
  • Right's new check on McConnell

    05/04/2015 4:48:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Thirty-seven-year-old freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has become a conservative foil to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Cotton surprised his colleagues last week by exploiting a procedural loophole that allowed him to circumvent negotiations on Iran between McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.). In this case, Cotton was able to file an amendment to legislation granting Congress power to review a nuclear deal with Iran that would require Iran to recognize Israel. If the amendment is added to the bill, it would kill it, according to members in both parties. The power play reflects Cotton’s emerging Senate...
  • Give the public access to concealed carry data (barf alert)

    In a recent meeting with the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board and reporters and editors, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett noted that shooting incidents in Milwaukee have been rising every year since the concealed carry law was passed in 2011. Fellow columnist Christian Schneider wrote in the Journal Sentinel's April 5 Crossroads section: "Yet nearly four years later, nearly 250,000 concealed carry licenses have been issued, and one would be hard-pressed to notice any difference in the state," at least in terms of crime statistics for violent crimes and murders. I have no reason to doubt either statement, but the fact is...
  • Stop Fixating on Black Violence -- If You Can

    05/04/2015 3:12:01 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Bill Moyers and Ta-Nehisi Coates really wish everybody would stop fixating on black violence and concentrate instead on what causes it: relentless white racism that can only be cured with copious quantities of cash for programs and reparations. Though that is probably redundant. But Bill and Ta-Nehisi have a problem: there is just so much to fixate on. Even as all eyes were on Baltimore and the networks paraded one talking head after another explaining why black people are so violent and why they are so happy the six cops were arrested for killing a prisoner, more violence just kept...
  • Election 2016: Conservative Review Dings Rubio, Paul In First Presidential Report Card (Not Cruz)

    05/03/2015 10:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ginger Gibson
    The Conservative Review hands out its first report card for 2016 Republicans Monday, and two candidates get schooled. According to the group, which was formed last year to score GOP lawmakers' adherence to conservative dogma, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky need improvement. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz earns top grades -- just as he used to at Princeton and Harvard Law. International Business Times got an early look at the ratings of the three Republicans who have officially launched presidential campaigns. The Review graded them on criteria including immigration, foreign policy and "moral issues" like abortion,...
  • Cruz Releases Report: Obama’s Power Grab as Demonstrated in Court Cases

    05/03/2015 8:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | May 2, 2015 | Nicole Sanders
    Senator Ted Cruz released a report entitled The Legal Limit Report No. 5. It lists 20 court cases the Obama Administration has brought to the Supreme Court which were all unanimously rejected. The cases were all in an attempt to take away citizen’s rights in alarming ways. Cruz said: The Obama Administration’s view of federal power is so extreme that since President Obama took office in January 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected DOJ’s arguments for additional federal power twenty times in cases involving a federal party. He noted the Obama Administration’s losing rate is high and it...
  • 10 Reasons Ted Cruz Would Make a Great President

    05/03/2015 7:15:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 30 Mar 2015
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first candidate last week to announce his intention to seek the 2016 Republican nomination. Here are 10 reasons Cruz, who's already drawing praise from the conservative base, would make a great president. 1. Cruz has strong Tea Party support, which could stimulate renewed grassroots participation, engaging more voters in the democratic process. 2. Cruz is a leader who is not afraid to stand on principle, fight difficult fights, speak out for what he believes in, and buck Washington politics. His high-profile battles in the Senate over Obamacare and immigration serve as two examples. 3....
  • WRIT OF CERTIORARI MOTION FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN

    05/03/2015 7:07:16 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 22 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven F. Hotze, M.D
    Two Supreme Court Judges Should Recuse themselves from Same Sex Marriage Debate NOS. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 (CONSOLIDATED) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES JAMES OBERGEFELL, ET AL., Petitioners, v. RICHARD HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEP'T OF HEALTH, ET AL., Respondents. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT MOTION OF STEVEN F. HOTZE, M.D. FOR RECUSAL OF JUSTICES RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND ELENA KAGAN
  • FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION' AT HAND

    05/03/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 58 replies
    World News Daily ^ | May 3, 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Dr. James Dobson, who founded the highly influential groups Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and now runs Family Talk Radio, is warning that if the U.S. Supreme Court redefines marriage as analysts predict, the ruling will presage the “fall of Western civilization.” “I do not recall a time when the institutions of marriage and the family have faced such peril, or when the forces arrayed against them were more formidable or determined,” he writes in a letter distributed to his hundreds of thousands of supporters. “Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely...
  • The Continuity Of Government – The Mystery Of Peters Mountain

    05/03/2015 5:14:44 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | May 3 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A friend sent me an article from Zero Hedge that I find intriguing and it raises far more questions than answers. I did not know that there was something called a PreparAthon held by FEMA on April 30th. Did you? Supposedly the nationwide drills are for – get this – the catastrophic consequences of global warming. Right. Sure it is. I suspect that propagandic line is for the rubes, when in fact what the feds fear the most is an EMP attack or a massive cyber attack. DHS was just all abuzz over this drill evidently. But what caught my...
  • President Obama, Are You Listening?

    05/03/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 2, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The scenes of Baltimore set ablaze this week have many Americans thinking: What can be done to rescue families trapped in an inner-city culture of violence, despair and joblessness? There are no easy answers, but down the road from Baltimore in Washington, D.C., an education program is giving children in poor neighborhoods a big lift up. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which (George W. Bush) signed into law in 2004, has so far funded private-school tuition for nearly 5,000 students, 95% of whom are African-American. They attend religious schools, music and arts schools, even elite college-prep schools. Last month at...
  • Two Underrated Peoples

    05/03/2015 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    In looking over the history of the past 500 years, four nations stand out for having completely and massively altered world civilization in a way that no others have, before or after: England, Spain, France, and Portugal. No other empires even come close. The Muslim conquests were landbound except for island hopping. Chinese and Mongolian conquests were landbound. Even in ancient times, Greek, Roman, and Persian conquests were essentially land operations, except for river fording. Yes, they all had navies, but were not defined by them. What separates the English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish was that these nations had vast...
  • Jindal: ‘I Wish Obama Would Negotiate with Iran as Hard as He’s Negotiating with U.S. Senate’

    05/03/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 5/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal hammered President Obama today over his threats to veto legislation demanding transparency and the inclusion of anti-terror pledges in the Iranian nuclear deal, saying he “wish[es] Obama would negotiate with Iran as hard as he’s negotiating with the U.S. Senate.
  • Most visited 5 posts of April: 30 ways to hide guns in a car

    05/03/2015 9:14:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | editors
    We’re not saying these are necessarily the best posts or even the most popular, but they did receive the most page views in April. So in case you missed it, here are the most visited posts of April. Feel free to express your discontent below. We’ll file your comments appropriately.
  • Heartache: Swarthmore College board fails to divest from fossil fuels

    05/03/2015 8:52:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Not too long ago, the students – and more than a few of the faculty – at Swarthmore College decided that the time had come to take a stand against Big Oil, carbon or… something. Along those lines, they demanded that their school divest their endowment fund from any investments in fossil fuels. In order to make their point, they organized a sit in which lasted for the better part of a month. In the end, they declared victory when the faculty voted to support the students in this decision.
  • ‘Avalanche’ Of Political Cash ‘Undermines Fairness’ Says Union That Blew $19 MILLION ON 2014

    05/03/2015 8:19:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/2/2015 | Eric Owens
    The American Federation of Teachers and six other organizations are hosting a conference at Georgetown University this weekend entitled “In Defense of the Public Square.” “As attacks on the public sector and its workers increase, economic inequality widens and an avalanche of money in the political system undermines fairness, the ideal of a public square is itself under assault,” a press release the union sent to The Daily Caller explained.
  • “Cubs of the Caliphate”: Islamic State trains youngsters on jihad

    05/03/2015 5:58:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 3, 2015
    Erbil, Kurdistan Region – The radical group of Islamic State has allocated several camps in the areas under its control in Mosul and Ramadi in northern Iraq and in the city of Raqqa in northeastern Syria, to train minors dubbed as “Ashbal al-Khilafa” (Cubs of the Caliphate) to carry out “jihadist” operations”, pro-IS media outlets reported. The so-called Caliphate’s Cubs are also trained to slaughter, assassinate, and physically and psychologically torture others. The youngsters are reportedly subject to training sessions of one month and a half, and are then dispersed among the suicide squads and bomb-making workshops.
  • Amid crumbling economy, Venezuela's Maduro raises minimum wage 30 pct

    05/03/2015 5:07:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | May 2, 2015
    President Nicolás Maduro raised Venezuela's minimum wage Friday for the second time this year to help workers being battered by the world's highest inflation. Speaking at a May Day rally, the socialist leader said he is boosting the minimum wage and pensions for retirees by 30 percent, with two-thirds of the increase coming this month and the rest on July 1. He also said he would raise salaries for government employees and military personnel. The wage increase, while a welcome relief for many workers, fell short of expectations that the embattled Maduro might use Friday's celebrations to expand state control...
  • The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to...

    05/02/2015 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | May 2, 2015 | Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
    The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to decades of avoidable war It only took about five years from the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, for the American right to succeed in burying the moment under mounds of revisionist horse shit. Ronald Reagan, speaking at a campaign appearance in the summer of 1980, said, It is time that we recognized that [the American War in Vietnam] was, in truth, a noble cause… We dishonor the memory of 50 thousand young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt...
  • Is John Roberts Drifting Left?

    05/02/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    TNR ^ | 05/02/2015 | By Brianne J. Gorod
    This has been a week of surprises from Chief Justice John Roberts. Wednesday he joined the Court’s more liberal members in a 5-4 decision in a significant First Amendment case. Tuesday at the argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality cases, he suggested that a ban on same-sex marriage might present a “straightforward question of sexual discrimination.” These superficially surprising moves support Roberts’s oft-repeated claim that he believes the Justices should decide cases based on the law, not politics. But as Roberts’s tenth term as Chief Justice comes to a close, the biggest tests of that claim are still...
  • (Carjacking) Suspect shot dead by shopper (with concealed carry permit) outside Utah grocery store

    05/02/2015 6:52:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2015
    OREM, Utah — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store. ... the shooter ... heard a woman’s screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect ... went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun. The suspect, who was shot in the chest, later died at a hospital.
  • Ted Cruz ‘reached out to the Pentagon’ about martial law conspiracy theory

    05/02/2015 6:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 466 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 2, 2015 | Emma Margolin
    Depending on whom you ask, “Jade Helm 15” is either a domestic military training exercise or a covert operation for the federal government to take over the state of Texas – and 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz just became the latest Republican to fan the flames of the latter theory. Speaking at the South Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention Saturday, the Texas senator told Bloomberg’s David Weigel that his office had contacted the Pentagon about the exercise, which officially consists of a series of training drills throughout the Southwest for about 1,200 special operations personnel, including Green Berets and Navy...
  • Jeb Bush Wants 11 Million (Mostly Anti-gun) Illegals to Remain in the Country

    05/02/2015 4:29:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 30 April 2015
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. In tone and substance, Bush stands out among the many Republicans lining up for the GOP's next presidential primary, where conservatives who oppose an immigration overhaul often hold outsized influence. As he moves toward a presidential campaign, the brother and son of former presidents has not backed away from his defense of immigrants in the country illegally and a policy that would allow them to attain legal status under certain...