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  • The outrage driving the Ferguson debate ignores these three key facts

    08/27/2014 1:26:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 27, 2014 | Joel F. Shults
    <p>These truths will reshape how you think about the Michael Brown shooting.</p> <p>I admit that in a cropped photo it’s hard to distinguish the Gaza Strip from Ferguson, Mo. But the violence that occurred in the St. Louis suburb this month following the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer isn’t the authoritarian injustice that it has been portrayed to be. It may be hard to hear, but we live quite safely in the United States thanks in large part to our law enforcement system. We experience civil unrest and cruel conflict vicariously, not personally. And our exposure to deadly violence largely comes from the news and entertainment world.</p>
  • MA AG Candidate Warren Tolman Waves the Bloody Shirt; demands "fingerprint trigger locks"

    08/27/2014 12:29:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    truthaboutguns ^ | 8/14 | Farago
    Greetings from a regular reader in Massachusetts. Just wanted to call your attention to some sneaky tactics being perpetrated by Warren Tolman, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General. Tolman is running 30-second TV ads where he solemnly vows to get tough on gun violence and violence against women. In the ad he makes reference to a 1994 shooting at two Brookline, Massachusetts abortion clinics and his record of helping to pass buffer zone legislation to “protect women exercising their right to choose.” He then goes on to promise that he will require finger print trigger locks on “new guns sold”....
  • Obama’s new power grab: A climate change treaty without Senate ratification

    08/27/2014 9:16:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-27-14 | Allahpundit
    It’s not a “new” treaty, apparently, if they’re rewriting an old treaty that’s already been ratified. Maybe that’s a sneak peek of Obama’s Syria policy too. Instead of asking for a new AUMF against ISIS, he could issue an “addendum” or whatever to the 2001 AUMF against Al Qaeda. Come to think of it, that’s his approach on immigration too. The mega-amnesty he’s getting ready to uncork isn’t being presented as new policy, even though it would legalize five million people or more. It’s being presented as a discretionary application of law that’s already on the books. Turns out every...
  • David Pennington: Republicans are Georgia’s problem

    08/27/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 17 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | August 27,2014 | David Pennington
    Recently, a friend lamented that the liberal left is destroying America, but I disagreed. The left is consistent and transparent in its belief that big government, higher taxes and more regulation serve the greater good. The right espouses a limited government platform of lower taxes, less spending and less regulation, which frees capital resulting in innovation and job creation. But do Georgia Republicans practice what they preach Georgia’s fiscal year 2014 results illustrate the reality vs. the rhetoric. Our revenue jumped $879 million over fiscal year 2013; but $473 million of this increase resulted from the new way cars are...
  • The NRSC's Remarkable Immigration Statement

    08/27/2014 8:21:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-26-14 | Jonathon Strong
    Capitol Hill insiders widely consider President Obama's rumored plan to unilaterally extend amnesty to as many as five million of illegal aliens to be political suicide, essentially ceding control of the Senate in a single act. But a key question has been whether elite Republicans are willing to deploy the issue in weaponized form. A statement from Brad Dayspring, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, suggests the answer is yes. “Executive amnesty would not only subvert the law, but depress wages, and hurt the poorest Americans most of all – including legal immigrants looking to rise into the middle...
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties. Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking.
  • What’s the matter with Kansas?; Republicans are in trouble in a supposedly "wave" election year

    08/27/2014 7:38:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans have reason to hope for a wave election in 2014, with Barack Obama’s approval ratings sinking to a six-year floor and Democrats defending several red-state Senate seats. That wave hasn’t washed ashore in Kansas, which one would normally expect to be reliably Republican in the current environment. Republicans even have incumbents running for both the gubernatorial and Senate seats, which should make it an easy hold. According to a new Survey USA poll, though, it looks like both Republican incumbents are in trouble: Despite primary wins 3 weeks ago for both top-ticket incumbent Kansas Republicans – Governor Sam...
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties.Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking. The Hill: Obama's climate team is putting together a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” nations to cut their emissions, according to The New York Times. The administration’s hope is to get the deal signed by a United Nations summit next year in Paris. Because the Senate would be unlikely to ratify a treaty on global warming, the administration is seeking to mix fresh voluntary pledges with legally...
  • Ted Cruz supports ALS research that 'respects human life'

    08/27/2014 7:27:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2014, 07:06 pm | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week in support of a research institution that does not use embryonic stem cells. Cruz posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he and his wife personally support the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which conducts groundbreaking research into a cure for the disease "without using embryonic stem cells" and that "respects human life." The ALS Association, however, is the nonprofit most linked with the viral challenge that urges those nominated to pour a bucket of ice water on their head or donate money to fight ALS, more...
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to sue Obama Administration on Common Core

    08/27/2014 7:24:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-27-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he was filing a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Obama administration over alleged manipulation of grant money to force states to accept Common Core as their school standards. Mr. Jindal is also accusing the White House of manipulating the regulatory process to compel states to take the much-disputed educational program, The Associated Press reported. The U.S. Department of Education used its $4.3 billion grant program and waiver policy to press states into accepting the same educational testing and standards program. Mr. Jindal said that action “effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum,”...
  • Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

    08/27/2014 6:55:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    bigstory.ap.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | unknown
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.
  • The U.N.'s upcoming grab for global tyranny

    08/27/2014 6:39:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Lord Monckton
    The EU advisers have been telling the U.N. secretary-general that the process of annual agreements by which individual states have already signed away much of their sovereignty and independence has now gone far enough for the final stage to be achieved without anyone really fighting back. The one thing neither the EU nor the U.N. has sufficiently understood is the wisdom and prescience of your Founding Fathers. Mr. Obama may mark his “X” on the draft world-government treaty (it won’t be called that, of course, but that is what it will be). But unless two-thirds of the Senate can be...
  • Government's green monster

    08/27/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | John Stossel
    Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You’ve required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. Good work. Today, America’s waterways are so much cleaner that I swim in New York City’s once-filthy Hudson River – right beside skyscrapers in which millions of people, uh, flush. The air we breathe is also cleaner than it’s been for 60 years. In a rational world, environmental bureaucrats would now say, “Mission accomplished. We set tough standards, so we don’t need to keep doing more. Stick a fork in it!...
  • La Raza: Five Million the 'Floor' of What We Want to See Obama Do

    08/27/2014 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/27/14
    The White House has indicated that President Obama will take some kind of executive action on immigration at the end of summer, but the administration has been tight-lipped about the specifics of such a move. Reports have indicated that the executive action could provide legalization for some five million undocumented immigrants already in the United States – something Lisa Navarrete, adviser to the president of La Raza, explained to Breitbart News in a Tuesday interview would be welcome but really the “floor” number of what her group is looking to accomplish. “We have been very clear with the President that...
  • Hidden Video Of Dorian Johnson Within The Crowd – Prior To Talking To Media/Authorities…

    08/27/2014 6:03:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 27, 2014 | sundance
    CROWDSOURCING REQUEST – Located within this inital media feed video of the Ferguson shooting various rumors and speculations can be dispelled: 1. The Reporter outlines how several (5 or 6) shots were fired after the arrival of the media. Hence the initial problem for the Police securing, and processing, the crime scene. This was part of the delay in morgue body recovery. 2. Clearly you can see Officer Darren Wilson’s POLICE SUV being removed by flatbed tow truck as it was evidence in the shooting. 3. Almost every “eye witness”, as well as Dorian’s mom, can be seen (albeit quickly)...
  • The Literal War on Drugs

    08/27/2014 5:57:15 AM PDT · by bamahead · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    The promiscuous use of SWAT teams is a bigger menace than armored vehicles on our streets. Contrary to what you may have heard, the armored vehicles that appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown did not come from the Pentagon. "Most of the stuff you are seeing in video coming out of Ferguson is not military," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department's press secretary, told reporters last week. "The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country." In other words: Don't blame the military...
  • The GOP Has A Three-Way Problem … (NOT THAT KIND … DUH)

    08/27/2014 5:53:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 74 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 8/26/14
    “Republican” U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is facing a tougher-than-expected reelection battle in Kansas – a state heretofore reliable in its election of GOP nominees. Roberts recently won the “Republican” nomination in the Sunflower State by a 48-41 margin over Tea Party-backed candidate Milton Wolf (with 11 percent of voters supporting other candidates). Game over, right? Wrong … According to the results of a recent Survey USA poll, Roberts is only leading his Democratic opponent Chad Taylor by a 37-32 percent margin. Where’s the rest of the support going? Well, 20 percent of those polled say they’re backing independent candidate Greg...
  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey (Or does it?)

    08/27/2014 5:47:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 8/27/14 | Michael Warren
    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's Democratic senator Cory Booker for being a "tax & spend liberal." The release groups Booker with another incumbent Democrat, Alaska's Mark Begich, as two former mayors (of Newark and Anchorage, respectively) with liberal records. Here's an excerpt: In 2010 on Mayor Cory Booker's watch, Moody's placed Newark's bond rating "on review for possible downgrade as the city has less than three months to close a $70 million current-year budget deficit." In Anchorage, Mark Begich...
  • Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

    08/26/2014 7:37:21 PM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 84 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communities—we have lost all touch with reality. "I doubt there has...
  • In wake of Ferguson shooting, progressives demand federal police czar

    08/26/2014 7:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jake Miller
    In the eyes of many progressives and civil rights advocates, the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month was a tragic and familiar story: the latest example of the law enforcement community's prejudiced administration of justice. Now, a group of notables and activists, joined by several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are demanding the establishment of a federal police "czar," employed by the Justice Department, to oversee local law enforcement practices and help prevent racial bias in policing. "In cities across America, local law enforcement units too often treat low-income neighborhoods populated...
  • DEA payments to Amtrak employee being investigated

    08/26/2014 4:09:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8-26-14
    Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG's office, follows the disclosure by Amtrak's inspector general that DEA paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers that the drug-fighting agency could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network. The Amtrak IG's report says that under a joint drug enforcement task force that includes the DEA and Amtrak's own police agency,...
  • Florida school district replaces football chaplains with "life coaches"

    08/26/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Todd Starnes
    Troy Schmidt’s jaw dropped. A few minutes before, he had been preparing to start his seventh year as chaplain for the Olympia High School football team in Florida. But now, those plans had been changed – radically changed. “I received a call from the coach,” Schmidt told me. “He said Orange County Public Schools is no longer allowed to have chaplains as a part of the football program.” Schmidt, who is a campus pastor of the First Baptist Church of Windermere, Florida, listened as the football coach explained the district’s decision to cleanse Christianity from its ranks. “I could no...
  • 12 Things You Need to Know About Government Unions

    08/26/2014 2:20:05 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 22 | Stan Greer
    Long after the pro-union monopoly National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was adopted in 1935, even strong supporters of this statute rejected the appropriateness of attempting anything analogous in federal, state, or local government. For example, in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who just two years earlier had publicly endorsed and signed the NLRA, wrote a letter to a government union official explaining it is “impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or bind the employer” in dealings with “Government employee organizations” because “the employer is the whole people . . . .” In the late 1950s and early 1960s, politicians...
  • It’s Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin versus Jan Brewer in Arizona today

    08/26/2014 12:51:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 26 at 11:45 AM | Sean Sullivan
    A victory-starved national tea party movement has a final opportunity to claim a statewide win ahead of the general election campaign, pinning its hopes on Doug Ducey in Tuesday's Republican primary for governor of Arizona.Ducey, Arizona's state treasurer and the former chief executive of Cold Stone Creamery, is backed by national tea party leaders like Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Tex.). His main rival is Scott Smith, the former mayor of Mesa and a more moderate Republican. A third candidate, Christine Jones, is a wildcard."I think this Republican race here is the epitome of the infighting...
  • Gay Marriage Vs. the First Amendment

    08/26/2014 12:17:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/26/2014 | James Poulos
    Two New York farmers who hold weddings on their property have been fined after disinviting a gay couple who hoped to tie the knot there. Is this a win for gay rights, or an encroachment on religious liberty? As is only to be expected, a fresh wave of controversy is swirling around a court’s imposition of massive fines on two New York farmers who don’t want a gay couple to get married on their property. In today’s news cycle, where outrage is instinctively deployed as a weapon against our memory, the story of the Giffords (who owned the farm) versus...
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the...
  • Obama Administration Promoting Workplace Rights for All, ‘Regardless of Immigration Status’

    08/26/2014 10:38:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 26, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration this week is holding a series of meetings around the country aimed at ensuring that all workers — which could include illegal immigrants — are aware of their rights while working in the United States. Some of these meetings will take place with officials from the consulate offices of El Salvador and Guatemala, two countries that are a source of thousands of illegal immigrant adults and children that have caused a humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border. Republicans have said the Obama administration has encouraged illegal immigration, in particular by promoting federal benefits and trying to...
  • Government to track political speech on internet [Is FreeRepublic next?]

    08/26/2014 9:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    This is a real headshaker that should send chills down your spine.Washington Free Beacon: The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.” The university has received $919,917 so far for the project....
  • Dem Senator Calls For Boycott Of Burger King, Tells Consumers To Eat At Wendy’s

    08/26/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT · by upchuck · 65 replies
    CBS/AssPress ^ | Aug 26, 2014
    Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world’s third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain. The corporate headquarters of the new company will be in Canada. The two brands will continue to be run as stand-alone chains, with Burger King still operating out of Miami. Some analysts have suggested that Canada’s lower tax rates stand to benefit Burger King over time. But Burger King said that’s the not main motivation for the deal. [snip] Sen. Sherrod Brown,...
  • John McCain Throws In The Towel On Immigration Reform Bill

    08/26/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 8/25/14 | Sahil Kapur
    The most prominent Republican supporter of immigration reform is backing away from his signature legislation, a sign of how dramatically intra-party politics on the issue are shifting. "We need to assure the American people that the border is secure. People in Arizona are so cynical about the promises that have been made about a secure border," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said on KPNX 12 News' "Sunday Square Off." He called for "90 percent effective control" before any other reforms are made to the immigration system. That's what many opponents of a comprehensive overhaul have said throughout the debate since last...
  • Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Group 'Bankrolling' Nevada Gun Control Initiative

    08/26/2014 7:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety is "bankrolling" a gun control initiative in Nevada that seeks to expand background checks for private firearm transfers, guns sold at gun shows, "or among friends and family." In other words, Bloomberg is bankrolling Everytown which, in turn, is bankrolling a ballot initiative to make private gun sales without a background check illegal in Nevada.
  • Rick Perry on Border Security

    08/26/2014 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Lax border control on the southern border opens the door to almost anyone who wants to enter the U.S. illegally, and according to Governor Rick Perry, that includes terrorists. “Remember the ISIS version of ‘mission creep,’” said the governor last week at the Heritage Foundation’s Border Crisis and New Politics of Immigration event. rick perry According to Derrick Morgan and David Inserra at the Heritage Foundation, 11.4 million people have lived in the United States without authorization since January 2012. After Obama issued the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) memorandum in 2012, the number of illegal immigrants crossing the...
  • The Republican Party's Rightward Shift Is Stunningly Represented In Its Birthplace

    08/26/2014 5:59:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 8/25/14 | Alec MacGillis
    There’s been so much talk of late about the transformation of the Republican Party over the course of the last few decades that it is easy to become inured to reports of ideologically extreme new arrivals in the party’s ranks. After a while, the latest pronouncements of Michele Bachmann or Steve King fail to impress. But what is going on right now in Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional District is truly historic, and demands more attention. The district, northwest of Milwaukee, has been represented for nearly half a century by only two men, both of whom were standard bearers for a brand...
  • Where Open Carry Is Legal And Illegal

    08/26/2014 5:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, Sarah wrote about how the Kroger supermarket chain was responding to Moms Demand Action’s petition to ban open carry in their stores. Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said, "We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores." While it’s from a pro-gun control organization, the Wall Street Journal published a good map from them showing where the open carrying of handguns is legal.
  • Welcome To Gunfighter School

    08/26/2014 2:27:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Bob Owens
    “This is a fighting school, not a shooting school.”Rangemaster John Hall set the tone as he welcomed us to the 250 Pistol class is that is the core of the “Gunsite experience.” The 19 students in the class paid close attention as Hall introduced us to the concepts that Jeff Cooper introduced in the Arizona desert for the first time 38 years before. Nineteen of us were taking part in a five-day class to learn how to fight with a pistol, using methods that have become the standard by which all other forms of handgun fighting are judged.Our four...
  • Could a wording 'glitch' doom Obama's healthcare law?

    08/26/2014 1:10:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 25, 2014 | David G. Savage
    When a federal appeals court ruled last month that a seemingly arcane wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act should invalidate a central part of the law, many of those who drafted the statute five years ago reacted with shock and anger.. In 2009, they had spent months piecing together a compromise that sought to create a national system of subsidized insurance — but one run by the states. Now, they fear their work could be undone by what some call a "drafting error" and others portray as a political miscalculation. The judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
  • The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

    08/25/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT · by bamahead · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | August 25, 2014 | Ryan Gallagher
    The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants. ICREACH contains information on the...
  • Fresno federal judge: state's gun wait is unconstitutional for some

    08/25/2014 6:02:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/25/2014 | JOHN ELLIS
    A federal judge in Fresno on Monday ruled the state's 10-day waiting period for buying firearms is unconstitutional for those who've previously purchased weapons and cleared background checks. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii issued the ruling after a March bench trial, as well as deposition testimony and numerous briefings that concluded at the end of June. Last December, he had denied a request by state Attorney General Kamala Harris to throw out the lawsuit. Harris, along with the California Department of Justice, were defendants in the suit. "As an individual plaintiff I was ecstatic," said Madera County resident...
  • Federal Judge Rules California's 10-Day Waiting Period Unconstitutional

    08/25/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    >Today, a federal judge ruled that California’s 10-day waiting period is unconstitutional. Gun owners Jeffrey Silvester and Brandon Combs, along with Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Fondation, challenged the law, saying that the 10-day waiting period adds additional costs and disruptions preventing them from exercising their constitutional Second Amendment rights (via Calguns Foundation): In the decision released this morning, Federal Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, found that “the 10-day waiting periods of Penal Code [sections 26815(a) and 27540(a)] violate the Second Amendment” as applied to members of certain...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,WABC AM,EDT,August 25-29,September 1,2014

    08/25/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 115 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 25-29,September 1, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Soon-to-Be-Released Clinton Records Show Attempts to Shackle Militia

    08/25/2014 1:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 25, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Files scheduled to be released from Clinton White House records will show his efforts to shackle militias and set up a "strict licensing system" for paramilitary groups, Politico reports. In other words, gun control was to be complemented--and in places, supplemented--by people control. According to Politico, the release is certain to raise the ire of citizens already concerned about "enhancing government surveillance powers and regulating armed groups of U.S. citizens." Upon release, the files are expected to show that Clinton's plans ran into trouble when his own attorneys "feared that some of the proposals could violate the Constitution." The files...
  • Col. Rob Maness Surges in Louisiana Senate Race

    08/25/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    We wanted to share the results of a poll we conducted last week in the Louisiana Senate race. It's good news for conservatives. The survey shows that Col. Rob Maness (R-LA) has climbed into double digits in this three-person race and is now surging. Here are the results: Mary Landrieu (D-LA) — 43% Bill Cassidy (R-LA) — 32% Rob Maness (R-LA) — 16% Other — 1% Undecided — 8% As you may know, Col. Maness started this race with no name awareness, no money, and no organization. But thanks to his hard work, your financial support, and a winning message,...
  • Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department can do next

    08/25/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Reuters' Great Debate ^ | August 25, 2014 | William Yeomans
    The tragic killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson has brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between the Ferguson Police Department and the Missouri community it serves. In the shooting’s immediate aftermath, the focus has been on whether Wilson will be prosecuted criminally and convicted for the shooting. In the longer term, however, the focus must ultimately turn to a broader agenda, including substantial reforms in the Ferguson Police Department if it is to regain the full trust and confidence of the community. After Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday, he vowed that...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 25-29,September 1, 2014

    08/25/2014 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 25-29,September 1, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • LGBT Movement’s “New Morality”: Making Gay Okay

    08/25/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Author Robert Reilly’s latest book, “Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything,” dissects the homosexual movement’s strategy of indoctrinating Americans on the pros (but not cons) of LGBT behavior. robert reilly book The new norm of sexual behavior is “if you rationalize my sexual misbehavior, I’ll rationalize yours” as well. This goes against the natural law of man, which were recognized by ancient Greeks. Even the Greeks believed that a mentor-mentee relationship should be platonic between a wiser, older man and a younger man seeking wisdom, which iscontrary to the modernmedia’s perception of Greek culture. Those who...
  • What would you do IF you wanted to save the country [i.e. the Opposite of what Obama is doing]

    08/25/2014 9:01:09 AM PDT · by HammerT · 51 replies
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    Put yourself in the place of the supreme maximum leader, his excellency and malevolent ruler of all Barack Hussein Obama. You’re the leader of the free word and aside from playing golf, campaigning and fundraising you occasionally make decisions that affect the fate of the future of the planet. One of these would be whether to throw opened the gates to the country to every disease and bomb carrying terrorist, thug and leech OR keep them out and save the nation. ISIL could pose threat to US, Europe, officials say http://news.yahoo.com/isil-could-pose-threat-to-u-s-—europe—officials-say-135908833.html AZ Sheriff: ISIS Likely Way into Homeland Is Unsecured...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 25-29,September 1,2014

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  • Another survey finds manufacturers less willing to hire due to Obamacare

    08/25/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 25, 2014
    Fresh off a Philadelphia Fed survey of manufacturers finding that the Affordable Care Act is acting as a drag on hiring and increasing part-time employment, a Dallas Fed survey finds the much same thing. Like the Philly Fed survey, it was tacked on to an existing monthly survey of conditions. In this case, a net 23.5% of respondents say the number of workers employed is lower due to the effects of what’s commonly called Obamacare. Part-time work is up, the amount of work outsourced is up, wages and salary compensation per worker is down, other benefits are down, and prices...
  • Chicago robberies drop 20% after concealed carry permits are issued

    08/25/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    When’s the last time you heard any good news out of Chicago, at least as it relates to crime figures? Well, prepare yourselves for a change from the status quo. While the murder rate and gang violence are still bad – and frequently in the local news – the robbery rate has gone down recently. And the police think they might know why. Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and...
  • Record Number of Real Moms Demand Guns

    08/25/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Sales numbers reported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) show that gun ownership among females is at an all-time high. Numbers from 2011 and 2012 showed a "79 percent... increase in female customers," and female concealed carry permit holders are making up a larger and larger percentage of overall concealed carry permit holders throughout the country. For example, NSSF quoted numbers from USA Today showing that "women now make up about 22 percent of concealed pistol license holders" in Florida and Washington state. They made up over 30 percent of concealed carry permit holders in Tennessee by the end...