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  • See No Shariah

    05/17/2012 8:05:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The educational elite still remains unmoved by the prospect of radical Islamic Shariah law even as manifestations of it pop up in the United States. For example, recently, Middle East experts from the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment, along with two graduate students, agreed that in dealing with Islamic states, the U. S. should ignore Shariah but hold the nations to universal standards such as respect for women. “United States policy should not pass judgment on Shariah,” Eric Trager, a doctoral candidate from the University of Pennsylvania, said at the May 7, 2012 conference at the Reserve Officer’s Association....
  • Voter fraud allegations in mayoral election rock New Mexico city

    05/17/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Doogle · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 06/17/12 | Eric Shawn
    Sunland Park, N.M. – There is perhaps no other city in the country like Sunland Park, N.M. The dusty border town minutes from El Paso, Texas, has been called "a city in chaos" by the state auditor, because a slew of public officials are facing felony charges that they ran City Hall like a personal piggy bank, tried to steal an election in order to remain in power and ruled the 14,000 residents through intimidation and fear. The state is now moving to take over financial oversight of the city, as the council scrambles to try and name a new...
  • I-Team Report: NATO Peacekeepers [Obama can't get Chicago the Olympics, only screaming anarchists]

    05/17/2012 7:10:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 5/17/12 | Chuck Goudie
    It is the largest law enforcement operation in Chicago history, melding dozens of agencies and spanning all levels of government. The goal is to protect the president, heads of state and diplomats from violent protesters, anarchistsand terrorists while at the same time securing everyone's rights and keeping property intact. On the waterways, in the air and on land,peacekeeping is a monstrous undertaking for federal, stateand local authorities.
  • Time for a Federal law directing death info be compared with voter registrations

    05/17/2012 7:20:46 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Examples of how easy it is to assume the identity of a dead person for purposes of casting a vote are growing. America has an “identity Achilles Heel” and it’s our voting process. In our nation the amount of identification required for an activity grows in direct proportion to how important an activity is thought to be – except when it comes to voting. Consider the activities judged to be more important than voting as indicated by the level of identification required. Picking up tickets at a “Will Call” window requires a photo ID and sometimes more. Opening a bank...
  • FoxNews Contributor Named in Jesse Jackson Suit

    05/17/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT · by nevermorelenore · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 17, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship.
  • Uncovering Early Islam (New books question the conventional history of Mohammed and Islam)

    05/17/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2012 | Daniel Pipes
    The year 1880 saw the publication of a book that ranks as the single most important study of Islam ever. Written in German by a young Jewish Hungarian scholar, Ignaz Goldziher, and bearing the nondescript title Muslim Studies (Muhammedanische Studien), it argued that the hadith, the vast body of sayings and actions attributed to the Islamic prophet Mohammed, lacked historical validity. Rather than provide reliable details about Mohammed’s life, the hadith, Goldziher established, emerged from debates two or three centuries later about the nature of Islam. (This is like today’s Americans debating the Constitution’s much-disputed Second Amendment, concerning the right...
  • Report: GOP might keep parts of ObamaCare if law is struck down

    05/17/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    The sourcing on this one is awfully thin, which raises two possibilities. One: The details are exaggerated or outright made up to try to start a firestorm among ObamaCare-hating conservatives. Two: The details are spot-on and are being deliberately leaked to see how ObamaCare-hating conservatives react. Can some parts of this thing be preserved or must the stench of The One's greatest victory be completely expunged before Congress takes another run at health care? If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandate and requirements that...
  • Another IncreaseJobless Claims, Another Adjustment to Last Week's #s-Make it Look Good for BO

    05/17/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 10 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05-17-12 | Jeffry Bartash
    The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits was unchanged last week at 370,000, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 370,000 from an initial reading 367,000.
  • “Jon Corzine – What’s Going On?”

    05/17/2012 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 05/16/12 | Sydney Williams
    It pays to be rich, powerful and a Democrat with friends in Washington. While Anna Gristina, a Connecticut mother accused of being a New York “madam” sits in a cell on Riker’s Island, Jon Corzine, the former CEO of MF Global sits at home in his New Jersey mansion. MF Global had been a publically traded securities firm with $40 billion in assets, but with liabilities even larger, filed for bankruptcy late last year, after being accused of co-mingling customer funds with its own, a flagrant violation of securities law.
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • Police At Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s House, Source Says His Wife Is Dead

    05/16/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 93 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 5/16/12 | Radar Staff
    Police are currently at the home of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in New York, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. One source tells Radar that his wife, Mary Kennedy was found dead.
  • A Censored Race War? (Thomas Sowell)

    05/14/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 111 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 15, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might seem to have been news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn't. "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have...
  • Little Pavel and the Third Party

    05/16/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 16, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Our young volunteer returns… to a different party altogether?... Pavel hesitated as he turned the worn brass knob on the familiar door to 51st Ward Party Headquarters. He hadn’t been back in quite a while, and he didn’t really want to go in. But just as he let go of the knob and began to turn away and run, he heard a voice from within call his name. “Hey, Paully, welcome back! Long time no see!” It was Pockets, the old Deputy Committeeman of the 51st Ward, waving him in from his spot at the head of the collating table....
  • Michele Malkin: Obamacare's Patient-Dumping, Privacy Meddling Scheme

    05/16/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 05/16/2012 | Michele Malkin
    The stench of Chicago cronyism over the White House just got fouler. Inhale this: A shadowy $10 billion Obamacare agency with zero oversight just awarded first lady Michelle Obama's pet patient-dumping scheme at the University of Chicago Medical Center a $5.9 million taxpayer-funded grant. It will enable Mrs. Obama's cronies to build a government-sponsored electronic medical record-sharing system. The Chicago program, known as the Urban Health Initiative, is run by one of President Obama's closest golfing buddies, scandal magnet Eric Whitaker, who has been entangled with Illinois corruption celebrities Rod Blagojevich and Tony Rezko over the past decade. Fun fact:...
  • Arbitrator orders county to rehire and give back pay to firefighter involved in overtime scandal

    05/15/2012 7:46:51 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 10:53 a.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)
    A Clark County firefighter who was fired a year ago for misusing sick-leave privileges will get his job back. Arbitrator Michael Rappaport ordered Clark County to rehire Donald Munn in his arbitration order, even though he concluded Munn violated a policy banning the use of county computers to tell a colleague how to "call in sick on days that he had previously scheduled for vacation." That violation will only result in a written reprimand. Rappaport said the county "did not have just cause" under the union's contract to terminate Munn.
  • O'Keefe Strikes Again--in North Carolina

    05/15/2012 2:30:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    Breitbart..com ^ | 5/15/12 | Tony Lee
    James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposed how easy it was for someone to walk in to a polling place and get Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot, and now it has released another video that shows how easily non-citizens--and even dead people--can vote in North Carolina, a crucial 2012 swing state. In the video, William Romero, an apparent non-citizen, is shown to be registered to vote in North Carolina. According to jury refusal records obtained by Project Veritas, Romero was recused for being a non-citizen. Yet when a researcher from Project Veritas went into the polling station, he found that not only...
  • Companies accused of disguising sales pitch as polls to get around 'Do Not Call' rules

    05/15/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2012
    Election season has apparently spawned a slick new way for telemarketers to get around the "Do Not Call" registry — hiding a timeshare sales pitch behind a phony political poll, say critics. With telemarketers barred from robo-calling people on the "Do Not Call" registry, a new phone campaign called "Political Opinions of America" offers a three-question "poll," and then offers a reward that sounds suspiciously like a classic timeshare sales pitch. An automated voice asks the recipient to complete a quick survey with questions like: “What’s the most important thing to restore our economy?” Other questions include: “How would you...
  • Dream Act students sue to stop Senate filibuster (illegals sue0

    05/15/2012 3:07:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-15-12 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber’s filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants. If successful, the lawsuit, filed Monday, would rewrite the way the Senate operates — though courts generally have been reluctant to meddle in internal congressional rules.
  • Taxpayers Subsidize Forbes 'Green' Billionaires' Schemes

    05/15/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 15, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The three top U.S. tycoons on Forbes’s “Green” billionaires list have received billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for their clean technology companies, after they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for political campaigns and lobbying. Two of the moguls, Elon Musk and Vinod Khosla (in photo), are technology pioneers based in California with net worths of $2 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively. The third, Christy Walton, is the widow of the late John Walton who was an heir to the Walmart fortune. Forbes says she is “the world’s richest woman” is worth $24.8 billion. Significant percentages of Musk’s...
  • Police detain Central Bohemian governor Rath over bribery charges

    05/15/2012 10:54:47 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 2 replies
    Czech News (Ceske Noviny) ^ | May 15th, 2012 | Staff
    Anti-corruption police spokesman Jaroslav Ibehej has told CTK that the office has been conducting a large investigation since Monday. He refused to elaborate. The server iDnes has written that the police were making a search in Rath's office in the regional governor's building in Prague. The server has written that the investigation is connected with European subsidies for a hospital in Kladno, central Bohemia. Regional state attorney Lenka Bradacova has told the server iDnes that the police had detained five men, including one deputy, and three women, in connection with the case. Rath has come under the suspicion of harming...
  • Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism.

    05/15/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Here are 79 examples of Barack Obama’s corruption, lying, lawbreaking, and cronyism.1) In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator. 2) In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support...
  • "I Gotta Get My S–’: Obama’s Newest Gaffe? (video)

    05/14/2012 6:38:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Microphones can catch powerful people saying the darnedest things. Especially when they‘re turned on and the powerful people don’t realize it. President Obama is the latest victim of this trend. You see, the President recently accepted the Barnard Medal of Distinction – the highest honor conferred by Barnard College in New York – after giving the school’s commencement address. Yet while going to retrieve the medal, Obama got a little too close to the very mic from which he delivered that address, and may have let loose a gaffe that has very quickly gone viral.
  • Head of Non-Profit Youth Organization Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return (DC)

    05/14/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    WASHINGTON—Danita C. Doleman, 46, the president of a non-profit organization, pled guilty today to a charge of filing a false tax return stemming from her participation in a scheme involving former District of Columbia Council member Harry L. Thomas, Jr. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Eric Hylton, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). Doleman, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • Ex-Senator Espada Found Guilty of Embezzlement

    05/14/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/14/12 | MOSI SECRET
    Pedro Espada Jr., the former state senator best known for an audacious power grab that propelled him over a perennial cloud of suspicion to a top position in the State Legislature, was convicted Monday of stealing money from the nonprofit health care network that he founded and led in the Bronx. The federal jury announced the guilty verdict on four counts of theft and then left the courtroom to resume deliberations on remaining four charges, which include theft, fraud and conspiracy. Mr. Espada sat expressionless, hands resting on the table in front of him, as the jury foreman read the...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL--John Boehner is stalling Fast and Furious contempt citation of Eric Holder

    05/13/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | Doug Book
    If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy. Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • Lawmakers stay largely silent over Chinese takeover of US bank branches

    05/14/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 13 May 12 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash China on everything from government subsidies to the yuan's exchange rate. Yet Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to certify a Chinese bank acquisition for the first time was met by near-universal silence.
  • BREAKING - LightSquared to file for bankruptcy (Another Obama Porkulus Crony!)

    05/14/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-14-12 | David Goodman
    Unable to reach a deal with its lenders, upstart wireless carrier LightSquared will file for bankruptcy Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The move has been widely expected, since the company's options for appeasing its creditors were running out. LightSquare's lenders claim that it has been in default on its debt since its $9 billion partnership with Sprint Nextel
  • Canadian firm will receive up to 50 million stimulus dollars for NV solar plant with two employees

    05/14/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 6 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | May 10, 2012 | Kyle Gillis
    LAS VEGAS — The company behind the recently opened Silver State North solar plant is eligible to receive up to $50 million in federal tax credits under the Obama administration’s “stimulus” legislation, even though the plant created only two full-time jobs. According to a Department of Interior memo, Enbridge Energy Partners, a Canadian-based company with extensive energy holdings in the U.S. that purchased the Southern Nevada plant from Arizona-based First Solar, “can apply for payments of up to 30 percent of the eligible costs of the project — approximately $50 million.” The payments are available through the 1603 Program, a...
  • Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support... (title truncated)

    05/14/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Original title: Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ by president’s decision --------------------------------------------- After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports. The call, which was held with "eight or so African-American ministers," occurred about two hours after the president's interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Obama explained to them that he struggled with the decision, pastors on the call told the paper, but several voiced their disapproval. "They were wrestling with their...
  • THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

    05/14/2012 9:31:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    [Snip]...There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble. This group of World War II veterans took up arms to restore Rule of Law in the quaint east Tennessee town of Athens (McMinn County), between Chattanooga and Knoxville. That fight became known as the Battle of Athens.
  • John Edwards Defense Relies on Definition of (the word) 'The'

    05/14/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2012 | James Hill and Beth Loyd
    Not since Bill Clinton challenged the definition of "is" has so much hinged on a very short word. John Edwards appears to basing much of his defense, which begins today in a North Carolina courtroom, on the legal interpretation of the word "the." Edwards has listened to three weeks of testimony meant to prove that he violated federal campaign finance laws by using nearly $1million in donations to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy during his bid for the 2008 presidential election and in the months after he dropped out -- but was still angling to be vice...
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/14/2012 1:15:20 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    As all of America knows by now, Obama has aggressively sought to "fundamentally transform" America -- one of the few promises he has kept from the days of 2008. Five trillion dollars of borrowing, ObamaCare passed over the objections of the majority of Americans through legislative legerdemain and special deals made with resistant politicians, failed stimulus, green programs failing left and right as taxpayers are left holding the bag, a recovery that is the most anemic on record, an America that has been sundered by the man who promises to unite us, America weaker abroad and at home -- yes,...
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • State finds thousands of non-citizens on Florida voting rolls; will they prosecute?

    05/10/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 41 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Fueling the debate over the pervasiveness of election fraud in Florida, a Miami Herald article Tuesday exposed the possibility that thousands of illegal votes have been cast by foreigners, particularly in South Florida. The Florida Division of Elections is already working to stem the problem, its spokesman told the Herald. For the past year, the division has joined forces with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify potential fraud by rooting out foreigners on the voting rolls, division spokesman Chris Cate said.
  • No Joke: House Dems Take Training Course On Playing The Race Card…

    05/11/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | may 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    House Dems trained to make race the issue byJoel Gehrke House Democrats received training this week on how to address the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner. The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious. In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized "conservative messages [that are] racially 'coded' and had images of people of color that we commonly...
  • Facebook co-founder Saverin renounces U.S. citizenship ahead of IPO

    05/11/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 20 replies
    CBS NEWS.com TechTalk ^ | May 11, 2012 1:58 PM | David Hamilton
    CNET) Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his U.S. citizenship ahead of the company's IPO, a move likely calculated to help him dodge capital-gains taxes, Bloomberg reported. Full coverage of Facebook at Tech Talk Facebook IPO, Mark Zuckerberg kicks off roadshow Facebook IPO, shares range from $28 to $35 Saverin, one of a handful of people who helped Mark Zuckerberg start Facebook at Harvard in 2004, hasn't been active at the company for many years. He still holds an estimated four percent of Facebook "Eduardo recently found it more practical to become a resident of Singapore, since he plans to...
  • Documentation Available to Support Obama and Hillary's Support of Gays in the Foreign Service

    05/11/2012 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Jumper · 2 replies
    Personal Experience | 11 May 2012 | Self
    Obama's Foreign Policy is a Mess, period. Consider for a moment that the US Department of State actively supports Gays in the Foreign Service (Read the end of this). Because there are so many Foreign Service Officers, and their partners now serving openly abroad, it may eventually become a policy issue with other countries. What would happen if France or one of the Islamic countries declared a sitting Ambassador or Political Officer persona nongrata and demanded their removal or recall for being GAY, or being the openly GAY State Department funded domestic partner? Does a country have the leverage to...
  • New rules authorize government to destroy Obama's draft records

    05/10/2012 8:55:42 PM PDT · by thesaleboat · 9 replies
    Times 247 ^ | 7 may 2010 | Alan Jones
    Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. government intentions. ... The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena power into alleged forgery of several documents concerning Obama’s birth and draft registration. ... Changing the...
  • Will We Ever Have a Free Market Farm Bill?

    05/10/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-09 | Kelly William Cobb
    This week, the House will vote to slash Agriculture spending by $33.7 billion. This presents a huge opportunity to reform agriculture in a free-market direction, yet it’s an opportunity being squandered by Congress. For one thing, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, is pushing a Farm Bill that reportedly contains only $24.7 billion in spending cuts. Yet not all farm programs are treated equal and some don’t even rely on direct payments to farmers at all. The most market distorting programs rely on a convoluted system of supply management and price control programs, where government buys...
  • Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube)

    04/26/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2012 | PJMedia
    Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube) Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit at PJMedia interviews Katie Pavlich. Her new book, "Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up", just hit the NYT bestsellers list.
  • House to Eric Holder: Stop lying to us

    05/10/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House Wednesday evening voted overwhelmingly to prevent the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. The vote came in a Wednesday evening series of amendments to a bill, H.R. 5326, funding the Justice Department for 2013. Members approved the language in a 381-41 vote; all 41 "no" votes came from Democrats, although 142 Democrats voted with Republicans in support of the amendment. The vote reflects the ongoing frustration Republicans — and apparently some Democrats — have with Attorney General Eric Holder. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offered the novel funding limitation amendment earlier in the day. The amendment...
  • Congress: TSA is Wasting Hundreds Of Millions In Taxpayer Dollars

    05/10/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 14 replies
    TechDirt ^ | May 9, 2012 | techdirt
    Congress: The TSA Is Wasting Hundreds Of Millions In Taxpayer Dollars from the oversight-indeed dept The House Oversight Committee has come out with a report slamming the TSA for tremendous amounts of waste, specifically in the "deployment and storage" of its scanning equipment. Basically, it sounds like the TSA likes to go on giant spending sprees, buying up security equipment and then never, ever using it. A few data points As of February 15, 2012, the total value of TSA’s equipment in storage was, according to TSA officials, estimated at $184 million. However, when questioned by Committee staff, TSA’s warehouse...
  • Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Convention In NC(It is all falling apart for the Democrats!)

    05/10/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 65 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 10, 2012 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday's election in North Carolina if they asked, "Tell me again just why we're going to Charlotte this year?" In fact, many Democrats privately are asking exactly that after the state's voters overwhelmingly approved a measure outlawing not just same-sex marriage -- which already was illegal in North Carolina -- but also any form of civil unions. Almost immediately after the vote, more than 20,000 people signed a "move the convention" petition being pushed by a New York group called Gay Marriage USA. And...
  • The Yamal deception ( Dataused for the Global Warming Hoax

    05/10/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    bishop-hill.net/blog ^ | May 9, 2012 | Bishop Hill
    As many readers are probably aware, there has been an important new posting at Climate Audit about the Yamal affair. This posting is an attempt to set out the whole story of Yamal. It reworks an article I did in 2009 and incorporates new developments since that time. I hope readers find it useful. I have also prepared a Kindle version of the post, for which there is a small charge - click here:Please also consider hitting the tip jar.The story of Michael Mann's Hockey Stick reconstruction, its statistical bias and the influence of the bristlecone pines is well known....
  • Wisconsin: Website Reveals Recallers Owe $17 Million in Back Taxes

    05/10/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT · by Sopater · 46 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | May 10, 2012 10:18 AM | MacIver Institute
    Madison, Wisc...] After refining the dataset created by Verify the Recall, a Wisconsin man began running it against other public records and discovered 571 tax delinquents signed Recall petitions. His findings? The total in back taxes owed by petitioners is more than $17 million. The list of individuals can be found through the website, www.putwisconsinfirst.com The creator of the site told the MacIver News Service, his databases should be considered to be tools and not definitive source documents. The source documents are from the State of Wisconsin and the Verify the Recall effort and can be found through links on...
  • There's Gold in Dixon Illinois' City Hall-Triple Lutz Report--Episode 186

    05/10/2012 9:46:39 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 6 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/10/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Episode 185 deals with the massive fraud in Dixon, Illinois. Since 1983, the comptroller, Rita Crumwell, had a nice little racket going on. She stole over $53 million dollars, $30 million alone in the past 6 years. It's truly amazing this could go on for so long in a town of just 15,000 people, with a budget of $8-20 million dollars. This story intrigued me because at some level this type of scam is happening in every governmental entity in the country. This is not to say that all government officials are looting between 10 and 25 percent...
  • Democrats’ Support for Holder Collapsing

    05/10/2012 7:46:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8 May, 2012 | Martin Gould
    Cracks have started to appear in the wholehearted Democratic support for embattled Attorney General Eric Holder as he faces possible contempt hearings for refusing to hand over papers relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. Three House Democrats and one Senate candidate have added their voices to the growing clamor for Holder and his Justice Department to come clean on the scheme that allowed thousands of guns to fall into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels. The move comes the day before congressmen will be given the opportunity to vent on their feelings in the case in a...
  • BREAKING: Gowdy follows through on threat to cut DoJ funding, but…

    05/10/2012 7:57:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 May, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Following through on a threat made to this column and to Fox News, South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy on Tuesday introduced an amendment — passed by voice vote in the House of Representatives — cutting $1 million from the Justice Department’s appropriation for FY 2013. Gowdy told this column that he would pursue that avenue because of Attorney General Eric Holder’s continual stalling and failures to provide tens of thousands of document pages requested and subpoenaed by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Gowdy is a member. In his freshman term, Gowdy — a former federal...