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  • Ben Carson's email >>> FWD

    06/28/2014 10:17:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
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    How's it going, Friend? Hope you're having a good Saturday. Just FYI: the lawsuit House Republicans are bringing against President Obama for ignoring the Constitution is a real threat to the White House. They're scared, Friend. We're coming after them and they know it. Dr. Carson is on our side at the end of this huge 2nd Quarter. Can you pitch in as well? Please click here to donate before midnight Monday. Thank you very much, Liesl —Begin Forwarded Message— From: Dr. Ben Carson (SNIP) Dear Liesl- Recent developments surrounding the IRS scandal and other national issues make it quite...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Busine

    06/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB and they cannot go back into operation until government approval or a court ruling is made over an issue. Subsequently because bureaucratic decisions and court rulings take a substantial amount of time to happen, businesses cannot survive during those waiting periods. Here are the details (bolding is mine):
  • Tearful plea from victim's dad in deadly rampage (More gun laws, nothing about knives)

    05/25/2014 7:27:45 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/2014 | Yahoo
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A man whose son was among the victims killed in a shooting rampage near a California university quaked with grief and rage Saturday as he described his "lost and broken" family and the proliferation of guns he believes led to his son's death. "Our son Christopher and six others are dead," Richard Martinez told reporters gathered outside a sheriff's station for a news conference the day after the shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara, where the 20-year-old son was a sophomore. "You don't think it'll happen to your child until it does."
  • Government Should Curb & Control Your Needs & Desires - Jerry Brown

    05/21/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 20, 2014 | Jimmy Z
    You gotta hear this - in context, he was advocating for "slow speed" rail in California (the biggest boondoggle I have ever seen in my life). But then he stumbled into what liberals want us all to do, always, so that we can fit into their communist scheme. LISTEN:
  • It's time to click "cancel" on ceding ICANN authority - it really is a big deal

    04/23/2014 7:41:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    There's been a few headlines decrying the Obama Commerce Department's decision to cede control of ICANN to "the world". Most people react to these with some mild foreboding or irritation. It really is a big deal though. If the US really does transfer ICANN control to some international body, it could permanently and irretrievably destroy trust in the entire Internet. In fact, it probably will.
  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • Gates Foundation Lobbies for Feds to Collect Data on College Graduates' Lives

    03/20/2014 10:47:39 PM PDT · by This Just In · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 20, 2014 | Frances Martel
    A study released by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that would track the careers of college graduates long after they receive their degrees, attacking the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities for promoting laws that prevent up-close surveillance of students by the government.
  • The EPA is charging $75,000/day over a private citizen’s pond, but don’t you worry about their..

    03/17/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    ...... they decided to rewrite the rules to more clearly define exactly what bodies of water are within their regulatory power — and a bunch of lawmakers, lobbies, businesses, and private citizens are worried that the end result is going to be yet another massive EPA power grab that will make big government an even more pervasive and retarding for in commercial activity and on private property.
  • Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education

    03/16/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 71 replies
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/15/14 | Paul Preston
    Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house is comparing the education of children to electrical outlets.
  • Internet Control — Keys To The Kingdom

    03/15/2014 9:39:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/15/2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Another Friday, another violation of American freedoms and rights. This one is personal. Today, ICANN and the US government announced their intention to relinquish control of the Internet to the UN by 2015. Where’s Congress? Where’s the outrage that should be thunderous over this travesty? From WaPo: U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of...
  • U.S. Plans to Give Up Oversight of Web Domain Manager

    03/15/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/15/2014 | Gautham Nagesh
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. government plans to give up control over the body that manages Internet names and addresses, a move that could bring more international cooperation over management of the Web, but will make some U.S. businesses nervous. The Commerce Department said Friday it plans to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, which manages a number of technical functions that serve as signposts to help computers locate the correct servers and websites. The action is viewed as a response to increasing international concern about U.S. control over the Internet's structure, particularly in light...
  • U.S. aims to give up control over Internet administration

    03/14/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT · by gooblah · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, March 14, 4:19 PM | By Craig Timberg,
    U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.
  • Why The Government HAS to Indoctrinate Our Children

    03/09/2014 2:16:39 PM PDT · by raybbr · 23 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | March 8, 2014 | Chris Carrington
    Control.If an article could consist of one word this article would be finished.The government knows that it’s in trouble, in more trouble than the administrations that came before it. Government spending is out of control and the fact that the country is still actually afloat is simply down to the privately owned, and inappropriately named, Federal Reserve buying up government debt like it’s going out of fashion.The government knows that more and more people are waking up to the possibility that we are going to face a major crisis in our lifetime. Awakened people are far more difficult people...
  • Michelle Obama sticks it to us again

    03/04/2014 6:48:37 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 3/4/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Michelle Obama was not elected to office, and while, by definition, her husband did not usurp the position he dishonors, his bigoted, racialist wife is usurping authority and inflicting additional financial injury upon an already suffering people. Michelle Obama’s latest foray into the public spotlight was last week when she announced “her” proposed changes “to U.S. food labeling rules that seek to tackle the fact that the average serving sizes used to calculate calorie intake have lost track with the reality of modern American appetites.” She coldly stated, “This will be the new norm for providing consumers with the information...
  • Russia Has Operational Control of Crimea, U.S. Official Says

    03/02/2014 2:59:03 PM PST · by xzins · 117 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Mar 14 | Streaming Coverage
    Russia Now Has More Than 6,000 Airborne, Naval Forces in Crimea, Official Says
  • Private-Public Water Partnership, UN Agenda 21 (draught)Must read soon to your area

    02/21/2014 7:49:52 AM PST · by restornu · 21 replies
    Canado Free Press ^ | October 14, 2013 | By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko.”—John Loeffler . ...Its website, “UN Water,” proclaimed at the January 8-10, 2013 conference, “Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!” How is this going to happen? It is called “water diplomacy,” forming private-public partnerships, “supporting all stakeholders, including those in governments, international organizations, private sector, civil society, and academia at an appropriate level while considering cultural aspects in different cooperation initiatives.” It sounds purposefully complex and confusing but it is just another arm of the United Nations’ ever encroaching agenda. The United Nations has been...
  • Smartphone "Kill Switch" Legislation Proposed

    02/17/2014 7:07:51 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 48 replies
    thedroidguy.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Chad Buenaflor
    The rise in the number of mobile device theft all across the United States has prompted several Senators to introduce a smartphone kill switch on the federal level. This past Thursday, a proposed law called the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act was introduced by Democratic Senators Barbara Mikulski (MD), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Richard Blumenthal (CT), and Mazie Hirono (HI).
  • John Podesta, key player in administration, also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 11:18:50 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda. That effort—a colossal and sweeping form of global behavior modification--is supposed to get a new kick-start at a special U.N. summit of world leaders to be convened by Ban in New York City on September 25. Its supporters hope that effort will end next year in a new international treaty that will...
  • US Army considers replacing thousands of troops with robots

    01/21/2014 12:56:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:14PM GMT 21 Jan 2014 | Ben Farmer
    The US Army is considering replacing thousands of soldiers with robots as it deals with sweeping troop cuts. A senior American officer has said he is considering shrinking the size of the Army’s brigade combat teams by a quarter and replacing the lost troops with robots and remote-controlled vehicles. The American military is still far from fielding armies of Terminator-type robotic killers, though. Ideas under discussion instead include proposals to see manned trucks and transporters replaced by supply trains of robot vehicles. Generals are studying proposals as the US Army is to slim down from 540,000 to about 490,000 soldiers...
  • Proving Mental Stability. Gun Control and Obamacare

    01/17/2014 12:40:18 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/16/2014 | Stan McHugh
    A couple of weeks back, when news appeared of Mr. Obama’s executive order to “expand” so called background checks to confirm the mental health of firearm purchasers, it seemed on the surface to be somewhat innocuous. Making it more difficult for a “mentally unstable” person to obtain a firearm does, on the surface, sound reasonable, does it not? It does until one considers two critically important factors.
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • Obama Aides: He Didn't Know Extent of NSA Surveillance

    01/17/2014 11:10:29 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    The Truth Revolt ^ | January 17, 2014
    Obama Aides: He Didn't Know Extent of NSA Surveillance "I think it was disturbing to most people, and I think he found it disturbing.” President Obama doesn’t merely claim ignorance of the IRS’ targeting of politically conservative groups or the Department of Justice’s targeting of journalists: according to The New York Times, Obama was also ignorant of the extent of NSA surveillance. According to the Times, “aides said Mr. Obama was surprised to learn after leaks by Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, just how far the surveillance had gone.” David Plouffe, Obama’s advisor, said, “Things seem...
  • Diane Feinstein: 'We can't let the Joooz control America'

    01/16/2014 10:51:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In a Tuesday night debate over the Kirk-Menendez bill to add sanctions against Iran and its nuclear program, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Ca) sparked controversy when she announced that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war." The bill includes a provision that would support Israel in the event that it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran. Feinstein chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence and is considered pro-Israel, but her remarks, which echo those of anti-Israel critics, have provoked outrage. The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) called on her to apologize, noting that the...
  • 40,000 new laws take effect in 2014

    12/31/2013 8:55:41 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 27 replies
    The Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN blog) ^ | December 31st, 2013 | Jake Tapper
    (CNN) - It may have been the least productive year for Congress in history, at least in terms of passing laws – fewer than 60 of which made it through the House and Senate and were signed by President Barack Obama. Across the country, however, state lawmakers were busy getting more than 40,000 bills passed, ones that tackle everything from drones to food stamp benefits. In Illinois for example, teenagers will no longer get to use tanning beds without a doctor's note. If you live in Delaware, visit the shark fin buffet while you can, a new law will make...
  • ObamaCare Found To Restrict Where You Live And Travel

    12/18/2013 7:27:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    Freedom: It's bad enough that the president's health insurance takeover costs more, breaks his pledge of letting you keep your plan and diminishes choice. It actually restricts your travels too. 'We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in." Those words from President John F. Kennedy in June 1963, standing at the Berlin Wall, neatly illustrated the moral superiority of the free West over the Soviet bloc. But Americans are now about to find themselves grappling with their own bureaucratic Berlin Wall. The American Thinker's Stella Paul has exposed the virtually unnoticed fact that within...
  • Gun Control Advocate Piers Morgan Admits 'It's Not My Country, It's Not My Constitution'

    12/11/2013 7:45:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 12/11/13 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Piers Morgan admitted that he is fighting U.S. gun laws despite it being "not my country" and "not my constitution." In an interview with TV Newser, the CNN host explained, "It's not my country, it's not my constitution, but I'm a resident here, and I'm therefore governed by the same constitutional rights as anybody else." He also went on another mini-gun control rant on Tuesday night:
  • From Prohibition to Obamacare

    12/02/2013 5:50:24 PM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/2/2013 | Alan Caruba
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” - C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia and many other works of literature. It is one of the great mysteries that, for progressives, also called liberals,...
  • Do single-family homes threaten the planet? Climate crusaders want to phase out American dream

    11/20/2013 12:03:27 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 19 2013 | Randal O'Toole and Damien Schiff
    A plan to squeeze most residents of the San Francisco Bay Area into multifamily housing offers a test case of whether land-use bureaucracies nationwide, encouraged by the Obama administration, should be allowed to transform American lifestyles under the pretext of combating climate change. Currently, 56 percent of households in the nine-county Bay Area live in single-family homes. That number would drop to 48 percent by 2030, under a high-density development blueprint called Plan Bay Area, recently enacted by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Plan Bay Area has already drawn several legal challenges, and...
  • The Original 'Assault Rifle'...

    11/16/2013 11:37:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 62 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Kirby
  • Bill Gates Backs Washington Initiative to Stop Private Gun Sales

    11/16/2013 7:10:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have "contributed $25,000 apiece" to Washington's Initiative 594, which would effectively ban private gun sales in the state. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) is pushing the initiative, claiming it "makes sure anyone buying a gun in Washington State passes the same background check, no matter where where they buy the gun and no matter whom they buy it from."
  • Obamacare Got My Son and Company - Eventually, It'll Get Around to You, Too

    11/14/2013 9:26:54 PM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Charlie Daniels
    Sometimes, when I write about Obamacare and the catastrophic effect it's going to have on the economy, the healthcare system and society itself, I get correspondence from people who say things like, "In your position, you don't have anything to worry about." In the first place, nobody in America, except Congress and Obama's chosen ones, are going to be exempt from the ruinous ramifications of this ill-conceived bit of socialism, myself included.
  • Obama’s Secret Treaty Which Will Merge America More Deeply Into The One World Economic System

    11/14/2013 6:31:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/14/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the Obama administration is negotiating a super secret “trade agreement” that is so sensitive that he isn’t even allowing members of Congress to see it? The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being called the “NAFTA of the Pacific” and “NAFTA on steroids”, but the truth is that it is so much more than just a trade agreement. This treaty has 29 chapters, but only 5 of them have to do with trade. Most Americans don’t realize this, but this treaty will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, health care, the trading of derivatives, copyright issues, food...
  • No Tweets, Instagrams, iPhones at the Olympics, authorities declare

    11/11/2013 8:21:10 PM PST · by mykroar · 9 replies
    MyFoxDC ^ | 11/11/2013 | Fox
    <p>Journalists attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia will be forbidden from using everyday technology to take pictures and share information -- the mobile phones and tablets that have woven themselves into the fabric of daily life, the Olympics committee said.</p>
  • Control [Erick Erickson on letting go]

    11/07/2013 1:57:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | November 7, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    ".......[snip]........ But still I must be. And so must you. Your impatience cannot be made patient unless you are still. I speak from personal experience. You cannot control what you do not control, but you can be still and know that God controls. Friends, I realize this is an esoteric topic to start your Thursday. But I have friends demanding strategies for this, that, and the other, I have things I myself want to move forward and can’t, some of you have similar things in life and are frustrated, and all of us just need to stop. We will not...
  • Back Door Gun Control Moves Forward

    10/29/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 10-29-2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here’s one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead...
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    10/27/2013 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2013 | By Evan Halper
    WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car. The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America's major roads.
  • Brown Bag Ban: Fed Gov Tells Preschool Parents No Lunch From Home Without a Doctor’s Note

    10/23/2013 8:51:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 82 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/23/2013 | Daisy Luther
    It looks like the days of trading half of your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for half of your best friendÂ’s ham sandwich may soon be over if the federal government has anything to do with it. A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. (source: Momdot.com) Dear Parents, I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with...
  • Raul Grijalva Tries to Block Energy Exploration During Shutdown

    10/07/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A Democratic member of Congress is using the government shutdown to pressure the Department of the Interior to prohibit oil and gas exploration on federal land. Energy companies should not be able to use federal lands if those lands are closed to hikers and campers, according to Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Grijalva started an online petition to demand that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack “stop mining [on] public lands while visitors are locked out.” “Fossil fuel and logging companies shouldn’t have special access to our federal lands while...
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • Australia Climate Council revived after being axed

    09/24/2013 5:29:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2013
    An Australian climate change body scrapped by the new government has been relaunched as a non-profit organisation reliant on public donations. Prime Minister Tony Abbott axed the Climate Commission, set up by the previous government, last week. But the group resurrected itself as the Climate Council, saying it hoped "Obama-style" public donations raised online would keep it open.
  • Maryland police to review arrest of parent who objected to Common Core

    09/24/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | September 23, 2013
    A Baltimore-area police chief is reviewing the arrest of a man who rose at a town hall-style meeting to challenge the national Common Core standards and wound up in an angry confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Robert Small,46,showed up at the public forum Thursday night in Towson,but when he began asking questions about Common Core, the police officer,who was providing security at the meeting,shut him down. “My question is how does lowering educational standards prepare kids for ... college,because that’s what it’s all about?” Small asked in a scene caught on videotape. But audience members had been told to...
  • Harry Reid: 'We don't have votes' for gun control bill

    09/18/2013 5:27:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/13 | SEAN LENGELL
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday vowed to move forward with legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers but said he doesn't have enough support yet to hold a vote. The Nevada Democrat said in light of the fatal shootings at the Washington Navy Yard Monday that killed 13, including the accused shooter, "we're going to move this [legislation] up as quickly as we can." But he quickly added he only will bring the matter to the Senate floor when he has the 60 votes likely needed to pass the measure, a move he said isn't plausible in...
  • This Is Why Most Military Personnel Aren’t Armed on Military Bases — and It’s Not Clinton’s Fault

    09/17/2013 3:03:33 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    <p>Monday’s deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has renewed interest in why most military personnel are forbidden from carrying firearms on military bases. In the aftermath, some have pointed fingers at former President Bill Clinton, but is he really to blame?</p> <p>Not according to what we found.</p>
  • Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control

    09/10/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies
    Interfax ^ | September 10, 2013
    (Headline only) Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control - Interfax
  • Colorado recall races do or die for gun control; libs spending a fortune

    09/03/2013 12:14:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 42 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    Voters go to the polls next Tuesday in the first-ever state Senate recalls in Colorado history, and liberals around the country are worried. Worried enough that New York’s billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg has put $350,000 into the state to protect two senators being targeted for recall recall because of their anti-gun views, according to The New York Times. Worried enough that “billionaire philanthropist” Eli Broad has pumped in a quarter-million to the same cause, according to The Times. (Ever notice only rich liberals are called “philanthropists” in the NYT?) Worried enough that New York liberal Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillebrand has...
  • Former Obama czar says we need more fear of global warming (Sunstein)

    08/28/2013 10:07:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Former White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein says the international community hasn’t fought global warming because the people aren’t afraid enough. “An understanding of what human beings fear — and what they do not — helps to explain why nations haven’t insisted on more significant emissions reductions,” writes Sunstein, who is now a professor at Harvard Law School. According to Sunstein, one reason people don’t fear global warming is because they don’t associate it with any “particular tragedy or disaster.” … Sunstein notes, that there “are no obvious devils or demons — no individuals who intend to create the harms...
  • LIVE - 2:30 EDT Announcement from John Kerry on Syria

    08/26/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT · by GraceG · 295 replies
    LIVE DISCUSSION THREAD
  • CA Set to Become Strictest Gun Control State with Ammunition Registry

    08/12/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-12-13 | Awr Hawkins
    According the San Jose Mercury News, the bills being heard in the state senate on August 12 would create a database of all ammo purchases in the state, "make it crime to have a gun that's not locked up when it's not being carried, and extend the time for which someone is banned from owning a firearm after making a violent threat." On August 13, another slate of bills will come before the State Assembly. These would ban all semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazines, would "make it a crime to leave a gun unlocked when you're out of the...
  • Scholarly book presents ‘hidden history’ of Nazi 'gun control

    08/11/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 8/11/13 | David Codrea
    Would Nazi Germany’s systematic enslavement and extermination policies have gone unchallenged by victim populations if the Third Reich had not imposed and expanded on the “gun control” edicts of the Weimar Republic? The question has been explored for decades now, by innovative civil rights groups presenting groundbreaking research, like Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, as well as by a handful of Second Amendment scholars. Unfortunately, for those interested in a more complete understanding, it has gone unasked and unmentioned in most “mainstream” history books. “A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference,” the...