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  • RED ALERT: It's Open Season on All Customer Funds

    08/10/2012 11:13:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 78 replies
    Barnhardt.bix ^ | 8-10-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    The NFA is collusion with the Banksters, government and judiciary have achieved their goal. The entire concept of "customer segregated funds" is officially, completely, legally dead. Guys, it is OVER. I know that many of you are still cowering in normalcy bias, unable to deal with reality, unable to face the world as it is, but you have GOT to snap out of it. The marketplace is DESTROYED. You CANNOT be in these markets. All legal protections are now officially gone. Do you remember how I told you about the Ponzi scheme that imploded in 2007 called "Sentinel Management Group"...
  • THE RACE: Romney gets pushback from conservatives

    08/10/2012 8:39:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu, Aug 9, 2012 | TOM RAUM | Associated Press
    Months after he clinched the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney is still struggling to win over skeptical conservatives. And the longer he waits to name a running mate, the more time conservative activists have to try to coax him to name one of their own—such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. … Romney's latest problem with conservatives flowed from a spokeswoman's reflections this week on the benefits of the Massachusetts health care law. That Romney-proposed law remains a touchy topic, since it was a model for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul—which Romney now condemns. …
  • With Three Months to Go, Uncertainty Reigns for Undecided Voters

    08/10/2012 8:27:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 10, 2012 | Tim Skillern
    Lyn Vaccaro admits it: "I'm officially an undecided voter." That's a big confession for the 50-year-old single mom in Milwaukee, who says she has spent "a significant amount of time as a well-known conservative." But Vaccaro, who works at a natural foods store, says she now feels that she can't put her support behind either candidate. … "I'm dreading November," Columbus, Ohio, public school teacher S. Alexander Cooke writes. "Why? Come Election Day, I'll cast my vote either to re-elect President Obama or to replace him with Mitt Romney. Either way I'll end up feeling like I'm the only one...
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • Police to overhaul ranking system Hub department will redo its promotion plan

    08/10/2012 6:53:52 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 8/9/2012
    Hoping to end decades of tension over the advancement of minority officers, the Boston Police Department plans to overhaul a promotion system that has been criticized for contributing to a lack of diversity in the department’s upper ranks. Commissioner Edward F. Davis is expected to send an e-mail to officers and command staff Thursday announcing a $2.2 million initiative to ­replace a written promotion ­exam used statewide with a testing system that could ­include interviews and other components designed to provide a broader measure of leadership and potential. Among the department’s approx­imately two dozen captains — the highest rank determined...
  • Obama: Attack at Sikh temple assails religion

    08/10/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT | unattributed
    President Barack Obama says an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is an assault on religious faith and has no place in the United States. He says such an attack "is an attack on the freedom of all Americans." He says no American should ever have to fear worshipping in public. *** Obama singled out Huma Abedin, an aide to...
  • U.S. cop blasted for wishing to carry gun in Calgary park

    08/10/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | August 10, 2012
    An off-duty Michigan police officer's public lament about not being able to carry a handgun in a Calgary park has him taking cyber fire from both sides of the border. Walt Wawra of Kalamazoo, Mich., wrote a letter to the Calgary Herald this week complaining about a recent daylight encounter he and his wife had while visiting Nose Hill Park, a vast expanse of hilly grassland on the city's north side. Wawra said two men asked twice in a "very aggressive tone" whether the couple had been to the Calgary Stampede yet. They were "disrespectful" and had a "menacing manner,"...
  • Documents show impression Holmes made at UI

    08/10/2012 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Western Phil · 27 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | 10 August 2012 | Christine Des Garennes, staff writer, News-Gazette.com and Julie Wurth,
    URBANA — Described as a candidate with "outstanding" personal and professional qualities, James Holmes was accepted into the University of Illinois Neuroscience Program in 2011 and was offered financial support through a combination of fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition and fee waivers, The News-Gazette has learned. However, a few weeks after his visit to the Urbana campus in the spring of 2011 and one day after he was offered admission to the highly selective graduate program, Holmes declined to accept, without elaborating on the reasons or his plans for the future, according to university documents provided to The...
  • Psychopaths-in-Chief

    08/10/2012 5:43:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2012 | James G. Long
    Early in my career I worked for four professional-level persons, two of them military officers, who I seriously thought must be crazy, though all four were well-regarded by their superiors. Of these four crazies, one Army captain's career ended with a nervous breakdown when the colonel caught him in serious operational dishonesty. Later, a civilian logistics manager went through personality and career collapse while I worked for him. These experiences were at first extremely distressing, as these characters were dishonest, wasteful, quite literally made people sick, and threw vile temper tantrums to the point of property damage. But usually not...
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • Walsh says U.S. Government was too politically correct to prevent Fort Hood massacre

    08/10/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8-10-12 | Katherine Skiba
    U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh asserted this week that a "politically correct" U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre. Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience Wednesday in Elk Grove Village: "Your government was so afraid of doing its job, so afraid of offending Islam that right in front of our noses, we saw what was happening at Fort Hood, and because your government was politically correct, Americans died." A U.S.-born Muslim who was an Army psychiatrist is awaiting trial in the November 2009 shootings at...
  • Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old...(w/Videos)

    08/10/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone
    Full title: Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old Girls--Without Parental Consent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the White House on March 23, 2010, the day Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (White House Photo/Pete Souza) (CNSNews.com) - Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
  • Justice Dept. seeks Florida noncitizen voter-purge information

    08/10/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    McClatchy via The Miami Herald ^ | 8/10/2012 | Marc Caputo and Steve Bousquet
    The U.S. Department of Justice has sent subpoenas to nine of the largest counties in South Florida, Tampa Bay and Central Florida, demanding extensive information over how they identified and purged potential noncitizens from the voter rolls. The subpoenas, sent July 30, were issued in a federal lawsuit in which the Justice Department has argued that any purges of voters done less than 90 days before a statewide election are in violation of federal law. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee indicated in a previous ruling in the case that the removals could be lawful within 90 days of...
  • Egan Jones Downgrades Goldman Sachs From A- To BBB+

    08/10/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 08/10/2012 13:42 -0400 | by Tyler Durden
    The juggernaut continues as Egan Jones exposes a key issue we have been discussing: namely that in the absence of actual trading, banks, which can no longer rely on Net Interest Margin, will have to get smaller, leaner and more efficient, or else lose some of the competition. Such as Bear. Such as Lehman. Maybe, even, such as Knight. 8/10/2012: Goldman Sachs Group Inc/The: EJR lowered A- to BBB+ (S&P: A-) (GS) Synopsis: Dodging a bullet is the good news; the bad news is weaker results, concerns over proprietary positions, and the higher potential for losses. The DoJ's decision not...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 8-10-12

    08/10/2012 2:52:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 8-10-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Former D.C. cop admits falsifying radar-camera testing records

    08/10/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A former D.C. police officer admitted Thursday to falsifying logs regarding the testing of mobile photo-radar cameras that issue speeding tickets — a move that resulted in the department having to refund more than $17,000 in traffic ticket fines. ... the 22-year department veteran was supposed to be monitoring photo-radar equipment during overtime shifts and taking test photographs once an hour with the cameras to ensure they were working properly. In 2008 and 2009, prosecutors said Mr. Cephas failed to take the once-an-hour shots on 33 occasions and covered up the mistakes by rolling back the clock on the radar...
  • Smearing the Tea Party - Left-wing opportunism and the Sikh-temple shootings

    08/10/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin  In the wake of the horrific Sikh-temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent “rightwing extremism.”I don’t apologize. I call foul.The media lowlifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment–exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. “Progressives” have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens — while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more.Wade Michael Page was a chronically...
  • Jury [update]: Shop owner justified in Walla Walla shooting

    08/10/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    KIMA TV ^ | Aug 10, 2012 | KEPRTV.com Staff
    WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- A jury found John Saul justified in shooting Cesar Chavira to death back in May in Walla Walla's New York Store. An attorney for Chavira's family stated a wrongful death civil suit will be filed against Saul. Walla Walla's prosecuting attorney will be reviewing case and decide what the next step is. Owner John Saul said he caught Cesar Chavez stealing belts and buckles red-handed before unloading as many as five shotgun rounds into the 22-year-old. The issue went to a panel of jurors when investigators couldn't determine if John Saul acted properly by shooting...
  • Author: ‘Obama would have trouble getting a security clearance for an entry-level government job’

    08/10/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Kukai · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Author Paul Kengor wants you to know just how radical Frank Marshal Davis — a man many consider to have been a mentor to President Barack Obama during his teenage years — was. “Obama’s mentor was considered so radical, and such a potential pro-Soviet threat, that the federal government placed him on the Security Index,” Kengor told The Daily Caller in an interview about his new book on Davis, simply titled “The Communist.” “That meant that if a war broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union, Frank Marshall Davis could be placed under immediate arrest. Think about...
  • How student loans could hit your Social Security

    08/10/2012 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 10,2012 | By Anna Andriotis
    Many of these retirees aren’t even in hock for their own educations. Consumer advocates say that in the majority of the cases they’ve seen, the borrowers went into debt later in life to help defray education costs for their children or other dependents. Harold Grodberg, an elder law attorney in Bayonne, N.J., said he’s worked with at least six clients in the past two years whose problems started with loans they signed up for to help pay for their grandchildren’s tuition. Other attorneys say they’re working with older borrowers who had signed up for the federal PLUS loan—a loan for...