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  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

    01/21/2015 8:58:16 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/21/2015 (11:05 AM ET) | Krishnadev Calamur
    Organizers say as many as 60,000 people could attend an anti-Islamization rally in the eastern German city of Leipzig in what could be one of the biggest protests there since pro-Democracy marches there a quarter-century ago. ... The protests - and counterprotests - in Dresden were canceled following threats. The protests in Leipzig are being organized by LEGIDA, an organization that is allied with PEGIDA, short for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, which has marched in German cities with mixed success.
  • Boehner profits from Obamacare stocks

    01/06/2015 4:28:36 AM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    An analysis of Boehner’s current investment holdings includes a number of stocks benefiting from Obamacare in a total portfolio estimated at between $3.5 and $5 million in current market value. Boehner’s Obamacare-related investments trace back to 2009, when the Obama administration was pushing the Affordable Health Care Act through Congress. Boehner has consistently maintained his investments are held in a blind trust and that he does not personally make investment decisions in his own investment portfolio. But few experienced congressional critics believe Boehner and other members of Congress are unaware of their investment holdings, because public disclosure requirements demand yearly...
  • ENVIRONMENTALISTS MAY SOON DECIDE WHAT AMERICANS MUST EAT

    12/02/2014 12:28:35 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Doug Book
    It’s not unusual that committees formed in Washington, D.C. should seek to expand the boundaries of their authority and the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) of 2015 has done just that. Created by Congress in 1980, the purpose of the DGAC is to provide guidelines, updated every 5 years, through which the federal government may “help Americans eat healthier so they [might] live longer.” But Committee Chair Barbara Millen has decided to expand DGAC authority from food and diet to the consideration of all things which are health-related. To Millen, this means the Committee should take on the issue of...
  • House Republicans sue Obama administration over health care law

    11/22/2014 5:27:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox News via Associated Press ^ | Novemeber 21, 2014
    House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Washington the morning after Obama announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally. While Republicans complained that Obama had unconstitutionally exceeded his powers with those actions, the suit filed Friday did not address immigration. One Republican official said party leaders are considering amending the suit to include Obama's actions on immigration,...
  • A smoking gun for us 'stupid American voters'

    11/10/2014 9:04:53 PM PST · by Abakumov · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 10, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Recently, a very disturbing video emerged that contains the metaphorical smoking gun concerning President Obama’s many lies about Obamacare. This should remove any lingering doubt that we’re dealing with a fascist-type administration. Of course, there should be no need for a smoking gun, because it is now undeniable that Obama lied on his major selling points about the Affordable Care Act. Unlike many Democrats in falsely accusing President George W. Bush of lying about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, I don’t use the term “lie” lightly. I don’t mean that Obama made good-faith statements about his bill that he honestly...
  • Cancel the Midterms

    11/03/2014 4:12:18 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 161 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | David Schanzer and Jay Sullivan
    By Tuesday night about 90 million Americans will have cast ballots in an election that’s almost certain to create greater partisan divisions, increase gridlock and render governance of our complex nation even more difficult. Ninety million sounds like a lot, but that means that less than 40 percent of the electorate will bother to vote... The main impact of the midterm election in the modern era has been to weaken the president, the only government official (other than the powerless vice president) elected by the entire nation. Since the end of World War II, the president’s party has on average...
  • U.S. education department gets tougher on for-profit colleges

    10/30/2014 1:39:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/30/14 | Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani
    The U.S. Department of Education will introduce stricter regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under new regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings.
  • Rick Perry

    08/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/19/2014 | Monoynmous1
    What country is this anymore? On the one hand, we have a Governor threatening and following through on vetoing funding for an out-of-control DA’s office and being indicted for it and on the other, we have the most lawless federal administration the country has ever seen being actively ENCOURAGED by members of the same outraged left to continue to be as lawless as they want to be. And so the fascists march…
  • Is the IRS Going to Censor Sermons at Your Church?

    08/09/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/9/2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    An atheist group wants to censor what priests, pastors, rabbis and other clergy say in their sermons by threatening an IRS challenge of their tax-exempt status.Generally, the leaders of houses of worship in America have the constitutional right to preach and promote anything short of an outright endorsement of a political candidate. But now, that freedom is being challenged.In 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit atheist organization that advocates strict separation of church and state, sued the Internal Revenue Service seeking to force the agency to question the tax-exempt status of churches and other houses of worship if they...
  • Socialists (at Portland State) shut down meeting rather than have the discussion recorded

    06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    AgainstCronyCapitalism.org ^ | 6-17-2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    These are the sorts of folks I’m talking about when I say that the “hipster fascists” are the enemy of an open sourced society. Of course it is probably fair to say that not one person in this meeting room would identify themselves as a “fascist.” In fact as this was a gathering of American socialists they would likely jump up and down swearing that they weren’t fascists and that in fact they fought fascism and everything fascism stands for. — Well clearly, just watch their open minds at work in the video. It has been my experience that many...
  • Approach to soda, to be patterned after tobacco

    06/06/2014 2:21:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    techsonia.com ^ | 6/6/14 | Janella
    Upon a declaration of a “war” against the product, advocates against the consumption of soda state that it should also include in its labels the risks for developing diseases such as obesity and diabetes. By doing so, they will be using an approach quite similar to the tobacco’s.
  • Obama is Not a Socialist

    06/02/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
  • Chairman: UN, White House Climate Reports ‘an Excuse to Control the American People’

    05/31/2014 8:27:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/29/2014 | Bill Straub
    The chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology charged Thursday that reports from the United Nations and the White House on the threat of global climate change “appear to be designed to spread fear and alarm” in an effort to provide the Obama administration with “an excuse to control more of the lives of the American people.”
  • Meet The Liberal Network (of groups) That Orchestrated The Hit On The Benham Brothers

    05/13/2014 11:19:06 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 12 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 5/12/14 | Alex Pappas
    Meet the well-funded advocacy network of liberal groups that orchestrated the successful ouster of the Benham Brothers from HGTV. Until last week, David and Jason Benham were set to host a new home-renovation show on the Home and Garden Television network, called “Flip It Forward.” But all that changed after an obscure website called Right Wing Watch drew negative attention to the Benham’s conservative views on abortion and gay marriage. The website vilified the hosts with the headline, “HGTV Picks Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Extremist For New Reality TV Show.” The story shed light on how the hosts’ father, Flip Benham, is...
  • Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine (NYT issuing a retraction?

    04/24/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer
    A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny. The photographs were submitted by Ukraine last week to the Organization for Security and Cooperation, an organization in Vienna that has been monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Some of the photographs were also provided by American officials to Secretary of State John Kerry so he could show them when he met in Geneva last Thursday with his counterparts from the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine....
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Donetsk Creates "People's Army"

    04/10/2014 10:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tyler Durden
    With tensions rising ever faster in eastern Ukraine, the anti-government (pro-Russia) movement in Donetsk has taken dramatic steps to bolster itself by creating a "people's army," or National Army of Donetsk. As RT reports, masked men, who are mostly civil volunteers, but also police and army defectors, say they “defend their motherland from the fascist army that’s going to kill them.” They also demand “a referendum to be independent from Kiev” and are in favor of “being with Russia.” The Ukraine forces are moving in on Donetsk...
  • E-Cigarette Ban: No Facts, No Logic, No Problem

    03/05/2014 9:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Brandon Arnold
    A handful of Democratic Senators are up in arms about the Golden Globe awards. No, they’re not upset that Breaking Bad beat out House of Cards for best Television Drama Series. Instead, they’re fuming about a few actors using electronic cigarettes during the award show broadcast. They’ve fired off a strongly worded letter to NBC Universal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “glamorizing” the use of e-cigarettes. And now they’re going even further in advocating for a ban on these products in the U.S. Capitol. Banning consumption of electronic cigarettes in public has become a troubling trend of paternalistic...
  • Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

    03/04/2014 5:23:36 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-3-14 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obama's signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile, panned the move, calling it gratuitous and accusing the government of grossly underestimating the increased cost at the pump. "The benefits far outweigh the costs," said EPA...
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

    03/02/2014 9:27:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 132 replies
    Yahoo movies ^ | March 2, 2014 | Meriah Doty
    The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:
  • Nazis: Still Socialists. Were the Nazis more like today's Democrats or Republicans?

    02/28/2014 9:05:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    This feels like old times. Across the pond at the Telegraph, Tim Stanley and Daniel Hannan are having a friendly disagreement on the question of whether the Nazis were in fact socialists. I don’t usually wade into these arguments anymore, but I’ve been writing a lot on related themes over the last few weeks and I couldn’t resist. Not surprisingly, I come down on Hannan’s side. I could write a whole book about why I agree with Dan, except I already did. So I’ll be more succinct. Fair warning, though, I wrote this on a plane trip back from...
  • Editorial: The IRS targets political speech again

    02/17/2014 3:01:58 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 2014
    The Internal Revenue Service is used to being universally disliked every April 15. But this year, the widespread denunciations have started early, and for good reason. In November, the agency issued proposed new rules that are supposed to keep social welfare organizations from abusing their legal privileges by engaging in excessive electioneering. The effort came in response to complaints from Democrats about a 2012 surge in political spending by such tax-exempt groups, by the conservative Koch brothers and others to influence elections. The IRS wants to curb such efforts, and it doesn't display much concern about the likely effect on...
  • You Will Be Made to Care

    12/09/2013 6:08:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 57 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/9/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Christian baker in Colorado refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. A judge is now ordering him to do so or face financial penalties. Surely there are plenty of bakers who would bake a cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the gay men who wanted the cake. But they went to Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, CO. When Phillips declined because of his religious beliefs, Mullins and Craig went to the ACLU, which in turn complained to the state that Phillips was discriminating. There will be no accommodation between gay rights activists and those seeking...
  • Florida town orders boy with autism to give up pet chickens

    12/08/2013 7:31:58 PM PST · by rustyboots · 30 replies
    A Florida town has ordered an autistic Florida boy to relinquish the pet chickens his parents say have transformed him from a troubled little boy given to harming himself into a vibrant and happy preschooler
  • Dictionary.com equates fascism with "right-wing" views...

    11/28/2013 11:31:24 AM PST · by MelSmith · 26 replies
    This is very Orwellian: Definition #3 of fascism is "a person who...has extreme right-wing views." Evidently, those who favor smaller government and greater individual liberty are fascists.
  • Brandeis suspends partnership with Palestinian school after Nazi-style rally

    11/20/2013 8:59:17 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    JNS News ^ | 11/20/13
    Brandeis University on Monday announced the suspension of its decade-old partnership with Al-Quds University following a recent Nazi-style rally at the Palestinian school in Jerusalem. At the Nov. 5 rally, Al-Quds students wore black military gear, carried fake automatic weapons, gave the Nazi salute, and surrounded the main square of their campus with banners depicting images of “martyred” suicide bombers. “While Brandeis has an unwavering commitment to open dialogue on difficult issues, we are also obliged to recognize intolerance when we see it, and we cannot—and will not—turn a blind eye to intolerance,” Brandeis said in a press release. “As...
  • Hollywood: Swastika and Sickle

    08/13/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This Fall, Harvard University Press will release The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler, by the 35-year-old historian Ben Urwand. Alexander Kafka previewed the book in The Chronicle Review. “Urwand found that Nazi officials considered some American films ideologically useful—among them Gabriel Over the White House (1933), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), Our Daily Bread (1934), and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)—and that the studios expressly marketed certain titles in that vein,” Kafka writes. “ For instance, Gabriel Over the White House, an American fascist fantasia about a fed-up, divinely inspired president dissolving a chaotic Congress and whipping the...
  • DOJ sends secret “peacekeepers” where Trayvon Martin was killed

    07/10/2013 11:56:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    judicial watch ^ | July 10, 2013
    Judicial Watch, Inc. on April 24, 2012 launched an investigation into the Trayvon Martin case based on reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had sent a secret team of “peacekeepers” to Sanflord, Florida, where Martin was shot on February 26, 2012 after wandering in a gated community after dark. George Zimmerman, a resident of the community and its neighborhood watch captain, is currently on trial for Martin’s death though he maintains he acted in self-defense. Records obtained by Judicial Watch in response to local, state and federal public records requests show that the so-called peacekeepers are part of...
  • 15 Republican senators who voted for a border plan (RINO Amnesty Traitors)

    06/24/2013 4:19:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 134 replies
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | 6/24/13 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    A plan to strengthen border security measures in the bipartisan immigration bill easily passed the Senate Monday. In a 67-27 vote, 15 Republican senators joined most Democrats to end debate on an amendment by GOP Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota.
  • What happens in the backroom of a sue-and-settle lawsuit?

    06/17/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/6/13 | RON ARNOLD
    Is Big Green running things in President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency? Wake up and smell the corruption. A virulent 2009 sue-and-settle lawsuit, WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson (as in Lisa Jackson, former EPA administrator) is an outrageous sweetheart deal rife with collusion and manipulation to create arbitrary regulations, along with the EPA takeover of state regulatory programs and a price tag of more than $2.5 billion -- all aimed against the domestic fossil fuel industry.
  • The Sierra Club Exposed

    06/09/2013 7:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/9/2013 | Marita Noon
    In a news cycle where the lack of transparency is revealed daily, it is refreshing when something previously opaque exposes its true motives. Such is the case for the Sierra Club and its desire to block oil and gas drilling. I’ve written many times on environmental groups’ influence over use of public lands and how they often use claims of some endangered flora or fauna as cover for their efforts to block any beneficial economic development, such as mineral extraction or agricultural activity. They cry about some critter when in fact it is really about control—control of public lands.
  • ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening (Video)

    06/08/2013 2:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | jim hoft
    Portland State University College Republicans screened the film “Obsession” this week at a campus event. The film focuses radical Islam’s fascination and war with western civilization. During the screening a large contingent of socialists and Muslims stormed into the room and interrupted the show. The Islamo-leftists intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own campus event. Then the videographer was escorted out of the public event.
  • BREAKING>>> Lois Lerner Told Republican in 1996: “Promise me You Will Never Run Again,...

    05/29/2013 7:08:12 PM PDT · by blueyon · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING>>> Lois Lerner Told Republican in 1996: “Promise me You Will Never Run Again, and We’ll Drop This (FEC) Case” Lois Lerner, the controversial director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has a long sordid history of targeting conservatives. Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. She lost her case. Lerner even asked one conservative during the case if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?)
  • Political intelligence firms set up investor meetings at White House

    05/27/2013 1:58:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2013 | By TOM HAMBURGER
    Wall Street investors hungry for advance information on upcoming federal health-care decisions repeatedly held private discussions with Obama administration officials, including a top White House adviser helping to implement the Affordable Care Act. The private conversations show that the increasingly urgent race to acquire“political intelligence” goes beyond the communications with congressional staffers that have become the focus of heightened scrutiny in recent weeks. White House records show that Elizabeth Fowler, then a top ­health-policy adviser to President Obama, met with executives from half a dozen investment firms in 2011 and 2012. Among them was Kris Jenner, a stock picker with...
  • 7 Liberal Fascists Who Are Fine With Using the IRS to Target Political Enemies

    05/21/2013 4:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "Progressivism, liberalism, or whatever you want to call it has become an ideology of power. So long as liberals hold it, principles don’t matter." -- Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” -- Ayn Rand One of the most disturbing things about...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 2012 election

    05/10/2013 8:14:04 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 9:46 AM | AP
    Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.
  • Hundreds of family pets, protected species killed by little known federal agency

    03/14/2013 12:51:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2013 | Cristina Corbin
    Over the years, Wildlife Services has killed thousands of non-target animals in several states – from pet dogs to protected species – caught in body-gripping conibear traps and leg hold snares, or poisoned by lethal M-44 devices that explode sodium cyanide capsules when triggered by a wild animal – or the snout of a curious family pet. The McCurtains, like many other families, were never informed that such deadly devices were placed so close to their home in grass near the edge of a pond where their young son kicks his soccer ball and their daughter catches turtles. The traps,...
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?

    01/26/2013 6:18:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Nolte
    Biases upfront: I'm a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I don’t smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight. However, I do admire those who don't live like that; who might not live as long as I do, but will probably enjoy their overall quality of life more than my somewhat Spartan one. Oh, and I also realize that this is America. And if people want to pursue happiness through a double cheeseburger and a pack of Newports, any joyless, left-wing bossy-pants who has a problem with that can go...
  • Why Does Democratic Socialism Scare Ignorant People So?

    11/14/2012 4:09:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Current TV ^ | November 14, 2012
    Democratic Socialism is actually a good and necessary instrument for a free society; its true meaning has been demonized by the right in order to allow the corporate rich to get even richer. The misguided have been told that any form of socialism is evil and can be compared to Nazism. Non-thinking people get very frightened to hear this analysis and will vote against anything they believe appears to resemble this disastrous form of government even if it means rejecting benefits that will improve their own well being. A nation will not survive without Democratic Socialism. It's socialism that provides...
  • The strange, strange story of the gay fascists

    10/27/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-21-12 | Bryan Fischer
    Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at "Focal Point" In her interview with me last week on CNN about the Southern Poverty Law Center, Carol Costello brought up the connection between homosexuality and Nazi Germany. I find it in instructive in the extreme that as soon as Ms. Costello started talking about the SPLC, she was reminded of Adolf Hitler. I'll let her explain that to her vanishing viewing audience on CNN, The Collapsing News Network. What's fascinating about all this is a piece that was posted on October 21, 2008, in the Huffington Post, of all places, making...
  • The Obama (leftist/progressive/liberal) Trainwreck of Class Envy

    08/17/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 33 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jeff Head
    The Train Wreck of Progressive/Liberal/Leftist Class Envy It's time to once and for all debunk the progressive liberal destructive arguements about class envy and put them in their place and hold them accountable for the fallacies they foist on the public in a singular effort to divide this nation. It is creating a train wreck in America, and they know it, and are willfully making it happen. They do so soley to win elections and continue to promote and push their socialist/marxist agenda. Because that is exactly what it is. They try and indicate that the so-called "wealthy," do not...
  • Mommy Bloomberg - force new mothers to breast feed their children?1?1!

    07/30/2012 8:55:24 PM PDT · by Fred · 37 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 073012 | New York Sun Editorial
    The latest from New York’s commissioner of mental hygiene is that maternity wards in New York are going to start locking up their baby formula so as to force new mothers to breast feed their children. This scheme, according to the report in the New York Post, will start in 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals September 3. It’s part of the so-called “Latch on NYC” initiative the mental hygiene commissioner sprung on the city in May. The idea seems to be that New Yorkers elected the mayor to station the commissioner, Dr. Thos. Farley, between each newborn and his...
  • Justice Department Sues Telco For Daring To Challenge Its Secret Demands For Private Information

    07/23/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-19-2012 | Mike Masnick
    The US Justice Department really does seem to be completely drunk with power these days. We've written before about how the FBI is famous for abusing the powers of "National Security Letters" (NSLs) that allow them to demand information from service providers, financial firms and the like -- with a built-in gag order. A few years ago, we wrote about an ISP, Calyx, which challenged an NSL it received, and had to fight the DOJ in complete secrecy for years, until the DOJ basically dropped the request and allowed Calyx's Nicholas Merrill to go public with the details of the...
  • Roll-your-own cigarette stores going up in smoke

    07/04/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 63 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 4, 2012 | Emily Morris
    For smokers who bargained on roll-your-own cigarette stores for cheap smokes, it looks like those days are numbered. On Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law a federal highway bill with a section that redefines tobacco manufacturers to include any business with a roll-your-own cigarette machine and taxes those products at the same rate as packaged smokes. The move comes a month after Illinois increased taxes on such roll-your-own machine-made cigarettes. Marcia Smith, 47, of Lake County, decided after the state tax increase that she should move her Smokes & Such tobacco shops in Skokie and Gurnee...
  • TSA On Our Highways! (If You See Something, Say Something) TECHNICOLOR BARF!

    05/09/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/8/2012 | YouTube
    "If you see something......say something." BeeeeeeeeEeeeeeeesssssss! Guess the Bill of Rights is now DEAD.
  • Argentina's Congress votes for YPF nationalisation

    05/04/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/4/2012 | Jonathan Gilbert, in Buenos Aires
    Argentina has approved the expropriation of YPF, the country’s biggest oil company, from Spanish energy giant Repsol amid scenes of raucous jubilation inside and outside Congress. Following two days of debate, the Chamber of Deputies passed the nationalisation bill with a majority of 208 votes – 81 per cent of the house – after the Senate had paved the way for approval last week by also voting in favour. In both houses, the bill was backed by the overwhelming majority of opposition parties. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, who had announced her decision to nationalise a little more than two...
  • Not Another Dime

    04/08/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’ve sat by and watched progressives attack our liberties, our Constitution and our way of life for long enough. No more. For too long, conservatives have been content to sit on what we call the high ground while the Left racks up small victory after small victory until all we have left is the high ground under our butts. Enough. They go after Rush Limbaugh, and conservatives say, “This is an outrage,” but do nothing. The most extreme, racist left-wing groups contact advertisers and sponsors and pressure them to abandon shows and networks that made them. And too often –...