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  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 41 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • Deny "Climate Change"? Don't Live In California! [Isaiah 26]

    01/26/2016 11:11:38 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | 1/26/2016 | Russ Hepler
    The left is going absolutely nuts in their efforts to maintain the "Climate Change/Global Warming" scam. As more and more real evidence slips out from the national media-guarded cracks, the house of cards that is "climate change" is continuing to fall. The latest evidence of the radical environmentalists' flight from reality comes from California. The Daily Signal has the absurd new developments: California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in trying to prosecute ExxonMobil for supposedly lying to its shareholders and the public about climate change, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times...
  • American oil companies are starting to scream "mayday."

    01/24/2016 9:05:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 January 2016 | Heather Long
    Last year, 42 North American drillers filed for bankruptcy, according to law firm Haynes and Boone. It's only likely to get worse this year. Experts say there are a lot of parallels between today's crisis and the last oil crash in 1986. Back then, 27% of exploration and production companies went bust. Defaults are skyrocketing again. In December, exploration and production company defaults topped 11%, up from just 0.5% the previous year, according to Fitch Ratings. That's a 2,000%-plus jump. It's just the beginning, says John La Forge, head of real assets strategy at Wells Fargo. If history repeats, people...
  • Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

    01/22/2016 1:01:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 22, 2016 | by Emily DeMarco
    Economists find bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians are most at risk. (Inside Science) -- When gasoline prices fall or the economy grows, people may have more money to spend, but there can be an unexpected downside. Traffic fatalities often increase because additional drivers take to the roads. Now, economists have established that another seemingly auspicious occurrence has a dark side: nice weather. That's the surprising finding from a pair of economists, who investigated how climate change may affect traffic accident rates in the United States over the next century. In their analysis, the researchers predict that as the planet warms, there...
  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Scary Fascism...

    01/20/2016 4:35:51 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 19 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | Steven Crowder
    If you think Bernie Sanders is a hero, harm yourself. He is, in fact, a fascist with bad hair. Worse than Trump’s by the way. So at least Trump has that going for him. Aside from his tax plan which we’ve already thoroughly debunked, my biggest beef is how Sanders is selling himself. He’s telling everyone he’s “for the people.” But that is, in fact, a giant lie. VIDEO AT LINK Bernie Sanders says every person who works 40 hours has the right to a “living wage”. I don’t agree. I believe you have the right to be paid an...
  • The End of Economic Man, the Origins of Totalitarianism, a Book Review

    01/15/2016 8:00:14 PM PST · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 01/15/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Peter Drucker wrote the first version of this book during Hitler's rise to power. Most explanations for the rise of fascism focused on political reasons or economic ones, while Drucker explains the social movements that made leaders like Mussolini and Hitler possible. It also explains what is (and isn't) fascism, how they hobble their own economies, and the social warpage they create. Peter Drucker updated "The End of Economic Man" in the 1960s, seeing horrifying parallels between the 1960s activism and the 1930s. And while history does not repeat, it rhymes - and this book explains the social trends that...
  • He|| Yes: Obama Wants to Spend $4 Billion to Fill Our Roads With Autonomous Vehicles

    01/14/2016 9:45:47 PM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 1/13/2016 | Bryan Lufkin
    The American government is officially putting a giant vote of confidence behind self-driving cars. And the cash to back it up. Today, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is announcing a nearly $4 billion plan that’ll help manufacturers and tech companies develop safe, automated vehicles in the next ten years with real-world pilot projects. It’s all part of President Obama’s plan to make American transportation as futuristic as possible. The funds, which have been set aside in the proposed federal budget for 2017, will go toward pilot programs in specific transportation corridors in the US. The government will then work with...
  • Golden Hammer: Feds Spending Millions to Arm Agencies that Don't Need Guns (EPA, FDA, VA, etc.)

    01/09/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 7, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    <p>As the U.S. engages in a national debate over the militarization of the police, federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment.</p> <p>Since FY 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition, according to federal spending data from watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com.</p>
  • Hickok45's youtube account terminated again!

    01/08/2016 8:22:09 PM PST · by FreedomForce · 48 replies
    Vanity
    Too weird. He was reinstated with youtube saying he wasn't in violation of their policies, and now he's been terminated again. Wonder what is going on.
  • Controlled by shadow government

    01/06/2016 6:31:03 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6,2016 | Elias Isquith
    One of the predominant themes of the 2016 presidential campaign thus far — and one that is unlikely to lose significance once the primaries give way to the general election — is the American people’s exasperation with a political system they see as corrupt, self-serving, disingenuous and out of touch. Advertisement Advertisement It is not an especially partisan or ideological sentiment; you can just as easily find it among supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders as among fans of Donald Trump. You can even find those who support paragons of the status quo, like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, making similar...
  • Remember when "town halls" were used to LISTEN to the citizens? Hussein & CNN want to reverse that

    01/06/2016 1:47:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) | 1/6/16
    So I glance at CNN this morning. It has a COUNTDOWN CLOCK to Obama's fake town hall meeting with fake journalist Anderson Cooper. But Hussein has ALREADY detailed how he intends to infringe upon the right to bear arms. Town hall meetings, as I understand, was for ENTIRE interested citizenry to be heard regarding an issue. After deliberation and discussion, action may or may not be taken. Hussein and CNN are AGAIN perverting the language.
  • Minneapolis councilwoman publishes personal info of people criticizing BLM protests

    12/26/2015 3:14:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | December 24, 2015 | Ted Haller
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A Minneapolis city council member is under fire for posting phone numbers and home addresses of those criticizing the Black Lives Matter protests on Wednesday. Alondra Cano has since taken her controversial tweets down, but they're still all over social media. Many in the community think Cano went too far. The comments, sent through the city's website, criticize Cano's participation in the protests at Mall of America and MSP airport. Laurie Grady said she wanted her voice on the protests heard by only Cano. Instead, the councilwoman tweeted Grady’s message along with her email address to nearly...
  • TWO RELIGIOUS ENEMIES WE HAVE FOUGHT SINCE WWII(vanity)

    12/21/2015 12:44:19 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 43 replies
    VetsCoR | 12/21/2015 | A Navy Vet
    America has had to defend herself from TWO major theologies, not ideologies like communism (LENIN/STALIN), national socialism (NAZI) or facism (MUSSOLINI). These wars were and are caused by religious beliefs. One occurred in the 20th century, the other is occurring in the 21st century.
  • Stormtroopers in the White House for Star Wars screening

    12/19/2015 8:32:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/19/15
    Two stormtroopers and R2-D2 surprised reporters with an appearance in the White House briefing room while President Obama rushed to finish a press conference so he could watch the latest Star Wars film.
  • Paris climate talks unveil final solution, hope everyone enjoys living in caves

    12/12/2015 1:42:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 12, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Paris climate talks have mostly wound to an end. There are still a few details to clean up over the weekend, but we’re being told that representatives from hundreds of nations have come together and are prepared to release their final agreement on how to save the world from climate change. Or maybe not: even as of this morning nobody seemed to be able to agree as to whether or not there was an agreement. (CNN) “Obviously, nobody will get 100% of what they want,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday as he discussed the “balanced and as...
  • How to Beat Islamic State

    12/12/2015 8:59:26 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 11, 2015 | By MAAJID NAWAZ
    Islam is a religion, and like any other faith, it is internally diverse. Islamism, by contrast, is the desire to impose a single version of Islam on an entire society. Islamism is not Islam, but it is an offshoot of Islam. It is Muslim theocracy. In much the same way, jihad is a traditional Muslim idea connoting struggle—sometimes a personal spiritual struggle, sometimes a struggle against an external enemy. Jihadism, however, is something else entirely: It is the doctrine of using force to spread Islamism. President Barack Obama and many liberal-minded commentators have been hesitant to call this Islamist ideology...
  • Bloomberg Guest: Forces In Trump Fans 'More Animalistic Than Human'

    12/11/2015 4:20:21 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing to dump on Trump, as author Rick Perlstein did on today's With All Due Respect, calling The Donald a modern-day George Wallace, and floating "fascism" about him. But Perlstein took things a nasty step further, denigrating Trump supporters in the ugliest terms. Per Perlstein, Trump has unleashed forces in his supporters "that are more animalistic than human." Perlstein added that spectacle of the US losing to ISIS has filled Trump fans with "childlike, impotent rage." View the video here.
  • Should we profile Muslims?

    12/06/2015 11:22:39 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 119 replies
    Whose religion commands its followers to kill infidels? Whose religion commands its followers to invade, conquer and dominate the earth? Whose religion commands its followers to terrorize its neighbors? Whose religion has a 1400 year history of invading, conquering and terrorizing neighboring countries? Whose religion is currently in the process of actually infiltrating, invading, terrorizing and conquering peaceful nations? If one readily identifiable group of barbaric aliens is dead set on infiltrating, invading, terrorizing, conquering and dominating your country, why the hell would you not profile them?
  • CNN Host To Kasich: It Seems Desperate To Compare Trump To The Nazis

    12/06/2015 1:08:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | December 6, 2015 | Sara Jerde
    CNN host Jake Tapper grilled Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich and asked him if he thought his attack web video against GOP rival Donald Trump seemed "desperate." Tapper asked Kasich about his recent video against Trump and that the video could be compared to a poem about the Nazis. "The Nazis killed 12 million people," Tapper said. "It seems a little extreme and perhaps even a lot desperate to compare Donald Trump to the Nazis."(continued)
  • Be A Refusenik!

    12/05/2015 5:49:09 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 105 replies
    Original Content | December 5, 2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    In the old Soviet Union, there was a class of citizen known as the Refusenik. In Russian, the word was отказник, pronounced 'otkaznik'. There were two definitions for this label: One, people who were not allowed to emigrate -- especially Russian Jews -- and two, people who willfully disobeyed laws as a form of protest. As America careens into a fascist state most reminiscent of the former Soviet Union, it will be necessary and useful to adopt the techniques of the oppressed citizenry of that empire. As free speech is squelched via 'hate speech' laws, we will need to adopt...
  • Spike Lee: Trump ‘like Hitler’ toward Muslims

    12/01/2015 3:47:48 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 01, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Filmmaker Spike Lee sees parallels between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. “He wants to close down the mosques now,” Lee said Monday in an interview with The Daily Beast, referring to Trump. “That’s like the Nazis,” Lee continued. "That’s Hitler, [Italian fascist leader Benito] Mussolini, the Axis powers. “You can’t do that,” he added. Trump is pushing for closer scrutiny of America’s Islamic communities following last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris. About 130 people died and more than 300 others were wounded during coordinated violence across the French capital on Nov. 13. Trump has responded...
  • What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an -A History of Islam & the United States

    12/01/2015 3:29:24 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    ebook (.pdf) ^ | 5/27/2010, 2007 | By William J. Federer
    PREFACE Thousands of books, documents and articles have been researched over several years in preparation for this book. You will be fascinated by this fast-paced history of the world from a perspective you have never imagined. Current events will come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of inconceivable yet true events and conflicts. Every effort has been made to present this information objectively. It is hoped this work is received that way. You will not be the same after you have read what every American needs to know about the Qur'an. Click the source ebook link above...
  • Ideological Fascism or Intellectual Freedom?

    12/01/2015 2:45:11 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 3 replies
    Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise ^ | November 18, 2015 | Everett Piper
    The American university is imploding in its self-refuting duplicity. Safe zones are anything but safe. People are bullied by those decrying bullying. Rather than celebrate liberty, liberals now demand conformity. Campuses have become bastions for speech codes rather than free speech. Students are more interested in “trigger warnings” than they are in research and learning. Disagreement is now synonymous with hate. Personal inclinations now equal personal identity. Progressives think they are right in telling conservatives they are wrong for thinking they’re right. If you dare to challenge the party line or the politically correct, you will be excluded in the...
  • America's Unique Fascism

    11/29/2015 7:44:26 AM PST · by SpaceBar · 21 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | October 21, 2011 | Anthony Gregory
    "The dirty little secret is that there has been a bipartisan project of corporatism, the economic underpinning of fascism, for almost a century." Five years ago, antiwar liberals calling the Bush administration fascist were labeled as kooks, marginalized by their own party leadership, accused by conservatives of treasonous thoughts worthy of federal punishment, even deportation. A few years pass, the policies hardly change, and the political dynamic turns upside down: tea-party conservatives accusing the Obama regime of fascist impulses are compared to terrorists, accused of being racists, told that their hyperbole is a real threat to the country's security. The...
  • Campus zealots hound student out of lectures and bars with shouts of 'rapist' after he dared to [tr]

    11/22/2015 5:52:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | Eleanor Harding
    A student has been driven out of lectures and bars with shouts of ‘rapist’ after he dared to question the effectiveness of ‘consent workshops’. Second-year George Lawlor, 19, fears for his future at Warwick University after being ostracised and bullied for challenging a student union drive to hold rape awareness sessions. Writing in a blog, he argued that the overwhelming majority of people ‘don’t have to be taught to not be a rapist’ – and that men inclined to commit the crime would be unlikely to attend such a workshop.
  • Clinton Goes after Laugh Factory Comedians for Making Fun of Her

    11/18/2015 9:38:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11-18-2015JD | JD
    In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club. A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter...
  • Obama admin 'lied' about vetting Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 4:13:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | November 16, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    The former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence says President Obama has no coherent strategy to defeat ISIS, and he alleges one of Obama’s top advisers “lied to the American people” to perpetuate a misguided program allowing tens of thousands of refugees into the U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes appeared on multiples Sunday morning news shows. When asked whether the news that one and possibly two of the Paris terrorists came to Europe as refugees would alter the Obama administration’s plan to accept tens of thousands of refugees, Rhodes said there would be no re-evaluation....
  • Authoritarian Leftist "Activists" Demand The End Of Free Speech, Extensive Re-Education

    11/17/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 59 replies
    Intellihub ^ | Alex Thomas
    AMHERST, Mass. (INTELLIHUB) — Hard left authoritarians at Amherst College have issued a series of demands, under the threat of civil disobedience, that include the complete end of free speech on campus as well as extensive re-education for offenders. The demands, issued in support of the so-called uprising at the University of Missouri, read like a literal fascist manifesto and are conclusive proof that the mainstream media supported protests at multiple colleges over the last few weeks are not about racial equality but rather are about totally and completely shutting down the speech of anyone who disagrees with the opinions...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vaticans War to Kill the Nazi Despot

    10/17/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, OCT 17, 2015 | MARK RIEBLING
    History hasn't looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole storyAt six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peters. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius took his place at the end, borne on a portable throne. Ostrich plumes stirred silently to either side, like quotation marks. Pius entered the basilica to a blare of silver trumpets and a burst of applause. Through pillars of incense he blessed the faces. At the High Altar, attendants...
  • Hassan Rohani refuse de participer à un repas à l’Elysée où sera servi du vin

    11/10/2015 12:32:47 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 16 replies
    Le Monde ^ | 10 November 2015 | Yves-Michel Riols
    L’Elysée n’a pas voulu commenter les informations, diffusées lundi 9 novembre, par RTL selon lesquelles l’organisation de cette visite bute sur le refus de la partie iranienne de participer à un repas officiel, au cours duquel serait proposée une sélection de vins français, comme le veut l’usage, alors que la consommation d’alcool est prohibée par l’islam. En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/11/10/hollande-rohani-et-le-vin-de-la-discorde_4806203_3210.html#MlL00XIcPoAV882z.99
  • From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism

    11/07/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mark Musser
    ".......It is here where the modern Left made its transition away from communism into a postmodern existentialism. Dr. Hicks strongly argues that postmodernism is rooted in the Counter Enlightenment movement featuring German superstars such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. According to Hicks, postmodernism favors subjectivity over objectivity, the inadequacy of language to communicate over reason and truth, various collective multicultural groupings over individual identity and autonomy, willpower over realistic experience rooted in rational analysis, communalism and solidarity over individualism in values, markets and politics, and finally, suspicion, if not hostility, toward science and technology. As such, the postmodern critique...
  • Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

    10/15/2015 4:54:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    It's nearly 50 years since the US landed men on the moon, but Americans are still dying from a disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages. Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • America Looks A Lot Like Nazi Germany Did Just Prior To World War II

    10/22/2015 2:04:35 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 44 replies
    End Of The American Dream (Blog) ^ | October 18th, 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Once upon a time America fought a great war to rid the world of the Nazis, but now we have become just like them. In fact, I would venture to say that the Nazification of the United States is pretty much complete. As you will see below, we have a heavily socialized economy where tax rates are out of control and lots of freebies are given out just like the Nazis did. And just like the Nazis, our society has become highly militarized and our government has become increasingly obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and controlling the general population. But...
  • The Proposed Democrat Party Name Change(People's Cube Satire)

    10/22/2015 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Torcert · 16 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/19/2015 | Putin on the Ritz
    Comrades, As a collectivist who strives for the greater common good, last weekend (days off from labor provided by our collective brothers) I pondered on our current party name. Like the Confederate Flag, which clearly represents bigotry and past US aggression toward the people of color, and needs to be removed from history - might I submit that the name “Democrat”, which has a past history of Jim Crow laws and dare I say lynchings, be changed? If we can come together as a group and rename our glorious party, I believe we can unite Amerika. Let us focus on...
  • Oslo to Ban Private Cars in Green Push

    10/19/2015 2:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Oct 2015
    Oslo's new leftist city council said on Monday that it wanted to ban private cars from the downtown area by 2019 as part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by half. The plan was laid out by the Labour Party and its allies the Socialist Left and the Green Party, who won the September 14 municipal elections in the Norwegian capital. The programme envisages a ban on private vehicles in the city centre which, according to the Verdans Gang newspaper, is home to only about 1,000 people but where some 90,000 work. Although the city council did not...
  • Justice Dept. is creating a position to better combat domestic terrorism

    10/16/2015 1:33:09 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2015 | By Ellen Nakashima
    The Justice Department is seeking to draw more attention and resources to what it sees as a growing threat posed by domestic extremists, with officials noting that more Americans have been killed in such attacks than by international terrorists since Sept. 11, 2001. It is creating a new position to coordinate investigations, identify trends and analyze legal gaps to be able to better combat the domestic threat while keeping the pedal on international terrorism probes. As someone whose job it is to prevent terrorism, I take them equally seriously, Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said in an interview Thursday....
  • New Obama czar will hunt 'right-wing' extremists

    10/15/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the Strong Cities Network, the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against violent extremism. A new position within the Justice Department yet to be filled will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or extremists. The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as sovereign citizens. The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the domestic terrorism counsel, will serve as the main point of contact...
  • MT students celebrate as school drops Michelle Os lunch rules

    10/15/2015 5:36:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | 10/15/15 | Victor Skinner
    Montanas Bozeman High School is proving schools can serve students nutritious meals theyll love without Michelle Obamas guiding hand. Last year, Bozeman school board members voted 5-3 to pull the high school out of the National School Lunch Program because federal regulations on calories, fat, sugar, sodium, whole grains and other nutritional elements championed by the first lady were driving students off campus for lunch, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports.
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 11:13:28 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | 10/12/15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports. But school officials apparently dont share Holmes understanding or patriotic spirit, and recently forced the eighth-grader to change his shirt that depicted a traditional soldier memorial or face in-school suspension. Holmes choose the latter. The principal, I asked him, is this considered a suspension? He said yes Ill see...
  • TPP would gut US border controls, Constitution (ISDS)-- Obama's backdoor open-borders amnesty

    10/10/2015 3:33:10 PM PDT · by Javeth · 58 replies
    For Effective Government ^ | 6/3/2015 | Scott Klinger
    The TPP, like many treaties before it, embraces the Investor-State Dispute Settlement process (ISDS), which allows corporate actors to sue sovereign nations to seek compensation for rules or regulations that impede the corporations ability to maximize profits. Unlike national courts that commonly allow corporations to sue to recoup actual investments, ISDS insists that corporations be compensated for expected profits, sometimes profits they anticipate decades into the future. The ISDS process is one-sided and undemocratic. Corporate claims against sovereign states are heard in special courts overseen by a handful of judges, most of whom are corporate lawyers. Once the ISDS panel...
  • Cult Of Climastrology Wouldn't Look To Actually Ban "Climate Denial", Would They?

    10/11/2015 1:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 11, 2015 | William Teach
    There's a reason Jonah Goldberg referred to Progressivism as "nice fascism": you will be forced to comply. For your own good. And Warmists are primarily Progressives (UK Telegraph) We might think that a semi-secret, international conference of top judges, held in the highest courtroom in Britain, to propose that it should be made illegal for anyone to question the scientific evidence for man-made global warming, was odd enough to be worthy of front-page coverage. Last week I mentioned that the Prince of Wales had sent a message to this conference calling for the UNs forthcoming climate meeting in Paris to...
  • Donald Trump and the F-Word: An unsettling symbiosis between man and mob

    10/09/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Spectator - A Project of the Public Concern Foundation ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rick Perlstein, National correspondent
    Donald Trump is not a fascistprobably. His ex-wife Ivana once claimed he kept a volume of Hitlers collected speeches in a cabinet by his bed, and read from time to time the fuhrers vision of human life as a pitiless war of all against all. If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them, he told Vanity Fair in 1990. But consider something the architect of Trump Tower, Der Scutt, once said on how to evaluate the truth value of Donald Trump claims: divide by two, then divide by four, and...
  • Food Industry Issues Dire Warning to Congress: Get Serious About Climate Change or Starve

    10/02/2015 8:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr's Ring Of Fire ^ | October 2, 2015 | Justin Lane
    Ten of the worlds largest food production companies sent a letter to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, encouraging them to take action on climate change. The letter was signed by the chief executive officers from Unilever, Mars, Kellogg, General Mills, Nestle, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerrys, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm, and Dannon. The challenge presented by climate change will require all of us government, civil society and business to do more with less. For companies like ours, that means producing more food on less land using fewer natural resources. If we dont take action now, we risk...
  • Donald Trump's Silent Minority

    10/02/2015 8:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2, 2015 | David A. Graham
    Hes identified a bloc of culturally conservative voters who are to the left of the Republican Party on economics. But is it enough to win the nomination? A new Pew poll on the Republican race says several useful things about Donald Trump. For example: Hes still solidly ahead of the field in the race for the Republican nomination. The poll has Trump at 25 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 16, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina at 8, and Ted Cruz at 6. Jeb Bush, meanwhile, has taken a beatingsliding out of the top five, only a bit ahead of...
  • U.S. Companies Will Soon Be Able To Open Offices, Bank Accounts In Cuba

    09/20/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 18 September 2015 | Chris Morran
    After a half century of travel and trade embargoes against Cuba, American businesses will soon be able to return the island nation and establish offices there. Today, the U.S. government announced a new slate of revised Cuba-related regulations that will ease restrictions on commerce and tourism. Starting on Monday, according to the Treasury Dept.s Office of Foreign Assets Control [OFAC], a variety of American business types will be allowed to establish and maintain a physical presence, such as an office, retail outlet, or warehouse, in Cuba. Among the allowed types of businesses: news bureaus; exporters of authorized goods, including agricultural...
  • Professors: Federal government should totally seek RICO charges against climate change skeptics

    09/18/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    A group of 20 university professors are hoping the federal government will try to prosecute climate change skeptics. The group sent a letter to the White House earlier this month comparing those who are a bit doubtful regarding man-made global warming to the tobacco industry. We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the...
  • MCCONNELL TO GOP POPULIST BASE: LET BUSINESS GROUPS WIN IN 2017

    09/14/2015 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 14, 2015 | by NEIL MUNRO
    The GOPs populist base can help win big battles for the partys business donors in 2017, if it just shuts up for the next few months, GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)52% suggested in a low-drama interview with Politico. McConnell offered nothing to the partys populist base, except finger-wagging. The pro-life push to transfer funding away from abortion-giant Planned Parenthood is an exercise in futility thats not going to happen until you have a president who has a similar view, McConnell didnt offer any opposition to President Barack Obamas effort to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants, or his promise to...