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  • Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

    11/27/2014 6:24:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/26/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    ....Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling." "It is a little puzzling that I do this every year, but I will say that I enjoy it because with all the tough stuff that swirls around in this office it's nice once in a while just to say, 'Happy Thanksgiving,'" he said.
  • CHECKMATE! The end of the Legislative and Judicial branches. (Vanity/Opinion)

    11/24/2014 9:53:50 AM PST · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    Nov 24, 2014 | Enterprise
    <p>Obama is sneering at the Republicans again, telling them to "pass a bill" regarding immigration. The Democrats are taunting the Republicans and daring them to do something.</p> <p>It appears that there doesn't need to be another "bill" passed, as this ACT is supposed to prevent Obama from doing exactly what he is doing.</p>
  • Breaking Report: DOJ Is Threatening #Ferguson Prosecutor With Bias Order Over No Indictment

    11/22/2014 2:50:28 AM PST · by Enterprise · 131 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    The Department of Justice is allegedly wreaking havoc by threatening the Ferguson prosecutor with a bias order, Gotnews.com has learned. An officer who wishes to remain anonymous went on to say that the national guard was called to stop rioting brought on by the DOJ. “That’s the REAL reason the national guard was called. When the governor found out about the bias charge by the feds,” the officer told Gotnews.com.
  • Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola: Obama

    10/18/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    (Reuters) - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but dozens of people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. As though to illustrate his point, a Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday afternoon over concern about a woman who fell ill. The woman was first reported to be on the checklist for possible Ebola exposure, but then turned out not to be on any such list. Obama made plain he is not currently...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween is Stupid – Part 3

    10/18/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 46 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/18/14 | Steve Berman
    In Part 1, I briefly discussed the origins of Halloween and debunked a few myths about the holiday.  In Part 2, I covered how Halloween ruins kids and why you shouldn’t observe it.  In this final part we’ll see how Halloween is destructive and fruitless. 3.  Halloween celebrates fear, darkness, and mayhem. Masks obscure.  Costumes disguise.  It’s okay for kids to pretend they are someone else, when they play.  It’s even fun to dress up.  But take a night when everyone is in disguise, and it’s all about secrecy.  And fear.  The purpose of Halloween is to scare and be...
  • Peak Ebola? Even Goldman Is Now Warning About The Ebola Fear Factor

    10/17/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10-17-14 | Tyler Durden
    News about the spread of the Ebola virus has been an increasing focus for market participants in recent days. Despite rising media coverage, Ebola seems to have had little discernible effect on consumer sentiment to date. However, as Goldman Sachs notes, the "fear factor" associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern. While expert opinion sees the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US as very low, it is likely any negative macroeconomic consequences are most likely to be transmitted through fear or risk-aversion channels.
  • Dealing with Doubt

    10/14/2014 2:46:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/14/14 | Randy Alcorn
    by Randy Alcorn In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, as it sometimes feels, even unheard?If you or someone you love has been there, these questions may be far more personal than theoretical. You might ask questions like these: Is God good? Is He sovereign? Does He care?When we’re assailed by trials, we need perspective for our minds and relief...
  • Islamic State Fighters Reportedly ‘Run Away’ from a Certain Type of Soldier.

    09/21/2014 11:40:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    Islamic State Fighters Reportedly ‘Run Away’ from a Certain Type of Soldier. Radical Islamists who decide to embark on suicidal missions often do so with the expectation they will be rewarded with 72 virgins if they die in battle; however, it turns out there is one major caveat to the scenario, according to a U.S. lawmaker. That is, if they are killed by a woman, the deal is off. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House International Relations Committee, told the New York Post, “These ISIL [Islamic State] soldiers apparently believed that if they were killed in battle, they...
  • Surprised by Suffering — Free eBook

    08/04/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 8/4/14 | Nathan Bingham
    Until the end of August, Reformation Trust is giving away the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul’s Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life. In Surprised by Suffering, R.C. Sproul argues that we should expect pain and sorrow in this life. Some are actually called to a “vocation” of suffering, and all of us are called to undergo the ultimate suffering of death. God promises in His Word that difficult times will come upon us, but He also promises that He allows suffering for our good and His glory, and He will never give us...
  • Stop Worrying, Men

    06/05/2014 9:10:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/14 | Chuck Ness
    In America today, it’s almost impossible for men not to worry. After all, 102 million Americans are unemployed while another 10 million are just a paycheck away from being jobless. World events, like Russia invading the Ukraine to steal the Crimean peninsula (which many believe is a precursor to World War Three); news reports of natural disasters all across the planet; the deadly Ebola virus spreading throughout West Africa; the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner with 239 passengers on board; the constant intrusion into our private lives by an administration bent on reshaping the American dream as we once...
  • Stop Worrying, Men

    05/01/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    In America today, it’s almost impossible for men not to worry. After all, 102 million Americans are unemployed while another 10 million are just a paycheck away from being jobless. World events, like Russia invading the Ukraine to steal the Crimean peninsula (which many believe is a precursor to World War Three); news reports of natural disasters all across the planet; the deadly Ebola virus spreading throughout West Africa; the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner with 239 passengers on board; the constant intrusion into our private lives by an administration bent on reshaping the American dream as we once...
  • Fear and Greed Index for markets

    01/31/2014 4:50:54 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    CNN ^ | 31 January 2014 | Someone at CNN
    Fear and Greed index. Interesting. Click link.
  • Have You No fear of God?! A Meditation on the Need to Recover Salutary Fear.

    11/25/2013 2:45:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/24/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    In yesterday’s (Sunday) Gospel, the good thief on the cross rebukes the bad thief at the other side of Jesus with a very poignant question, Have you no fear of God?.Now this question is very well addressed to us as well; especially those of us who live in this modern age, so often marked by things like presumption. Further, with the rise of militant atheism, there is even a contemptuous dismissal of  the fact that we will ever answer to God or anyone for anything we do.Even among believers, there are many who have all but set aside any notion...
  • DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

    12/29/2013 7:12:22 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2013 | no attribution
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama.
  • Documentary: Fear and stress define life under drones (est. 900 killed, 600 injured since 2004)

    10/28/2013 6:34:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    Last week, Amnesty International released a report on U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, concluding that as many as 900 civilians might have been killed and 600 seriously injured in the attacks since 2004, when the controversial program began. The United States launched between 330 to 374 drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 and September 2013, according to the report. And those strikes have created a culture of fear on the ground. "I wasn't scared of drones before," Nabeela, an 8-year-old whose grandmother, Mamana Bibi, was killed by a 2012 drone strike, says in the report. "But now when they fly...
  • Obama's Push For Foreign Direct Investment (US Lowest Behind Mexico, Venezuela)

    10/27/2013 11:19:46 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama and his senior cabinet officials are mounting a big push to bolster foreign direct investment in the US – amid evidence that America is falling behind other countries in the race for global capital. The evidence? How about the USA being near the bottom in the Americas with Chile leading and the USA down at the bottom with Mexico, El Salvador and Venezuela. Even Paraguay has a higher FDI as a percentage of GDP! fdiamericas “On the heels of the manufactured crises in Washington, it’s time for folks to come together and focus on doing everything we can...
  • Why do Doormat RINOs fear the mud-slinging, "Leftstream" Media Opinion Polls?

    10/15/2013 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 30 replies
    Graewoulf | October 15, 2013 | Graewoulf
    “It is the Responsibility of the Patriot to protect his Country from its government.” (Thomas Paine). Where is it written that a Warrior going into battle with an evil enemy should be protected from the cheap verbal abuse of those he seeks to destroy? Rush Limbaugh is fond of saying: "The Pioneers get all the arrows." So too do our wimpy RINOs when they try to get off of their doormats and save America from an incompetent, spendaholic Administration. Do our Doormat RINO Politicians expect that the "Leftstream" Liberal Media will NOT inundate them with a continuous barrage of negative...
  • I hear Belize is nice, maybe Costa Rica

    10/11/2013 10:28:20 AM PDT · by kyperman · 166 replies
    Monday, October 25, 20105 Best Countries to Escape America's Decline Activist Post Okay, you're upset with the direction America is headed and you've been thinking of moving to another country. Perhaps you feel exhaustively cynical about the political, economic, or social situation in the U.S. and think it is beyond repair. You wouldn't be alone. Many top economists and other trend forecasters are now openly predicting that a total economic, environmental, and social collapse may be imminent in America.
  • NBC Evening News Lead Just Now- "Shutdown a DISASTER For The GOP"

    10/10/2013 3:40:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    NBC Evening News | TCRLAF
    Quoting the NBC/Wall Street Journal Pollster, who says, "This is SHOCKING! You only see this once or twice in a lifetime." They follow with sob stories and fear-mongering, and haven't mentioned that it is OBAMA'S CHOICE that the death benefits are not being paid, and that VA offices are closed. Now, they are fear-mongering "VETERANS WON'T GET PAID!!!". Andrea Mitchell, "15 million people might not get checks!"
  • Fort Hood Muslim terrorist Nidal Hasan has belonephobia - a fear of needles

    09/05/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    9/05/13 | Myself
    Army Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford was interviewed on today's Laura Ingraham show. From what I gathered, the killer had a real problem getting his shots in preparation for overseas deployment. Alonzo Lunsford had to talk Hasan into it a few days before the killer shot Lunsford several times - once in the eye. Alonzo Lunsford stated that the Muslim terrorist is afraid of needles.
  • Sarah Palin's Latest [Obama and His Stooges Attacks Her--Fundraising Letter]

    08/30/2013 2:27:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    email from OFA | 8/30/13 | jon carson, obama's stooge
    [Dear xx,] This is the last thing I wanted to talk about before Labor Day weekend, but you gotta hear this: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin just joined the "Defund Obamacare" movement -- a group of people, including 80 members of Congress, who are willing to sabotage the economy because they don't like Obamacare. This is the kind of reckless nonsense President Obama is up against in trying to pass a smart budget that actually grows the economy for the middle class. OFA is here to fight back -- because when it comes down to it, I doubt the American...
  • Loathing Fear - Recent Episodes of Institutionalized Fear Mongering

    08/05/2013 12:17:14 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 3 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 8/5/1023 | Guy Smith
    “Don’t be scared,” was Crazy Dave’s advice as I set out to document some of San Francisco’s sexual quirks (writing can be a dirty and dangerous profession). It was and remains good guidance that applies to most matters, especially politics. But politicos and their propagandists have long recognized the value of fear for creating herd mentality and inciting reaction ahead of thought. The Lie of Fear (“creating a false sense of fear in order to motivate people to action while easing them past critical thinking”) was the very first entry in the Catalog of Canards included in Shooting The Bull....
  • Freep a Poll! (What Do You Fear Most?)

    07/24/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    710knus.com ^ | 7-23-13 | Peter Boyles
    What Do You Fear Most Terrorism Natural Disaster The Government
  • The science of monsters

    07/10/2013 5:05:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 8, 2013 | Matt Kaplan
    Why do we love scary stories? Matt Kaplan looks at the science behind monsters old and new, and our perverse love of a good fright. In the darkness it came. There was no way out. Cornered and helpless, all who found themselves in this dreaded place knew their fate ...
  • It's smart politics to exaggerate terrorist threats

    06/28/2013 6:49:33 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | Bruce Schneier
    Terrorism causes fear, and we overreact to that fear. Our brains aren't very good at probability and risk analysis. We tend to exaggerate spectacular, strange and rare events, and downplay ordinary, familiar and common ones. We think rare risks are more common than they are, and we fear them more than probability indicates we should. Our leaders are just as prone to this overreaction as we are. But aside from basic psychology, there are other reasons that it's smart politics to exaggerate terrorist threats, and security threats in general.
  • Sesame Street: James Gandolfini Talks About Feeling Scared

    06/22/2013 8:25:13 AM PDT · by Maceman · 12 replies
    James Gandolfini talks to Zoe about how to calm down when you feel scared.
  • 'Climate of Fear'? Obama's ATF pick facing probe over retaliation claim

    04/25/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, FoxNews.com has learned. The allegations against B. Todd Jones, a Minnesota federal prosecutor who also is serving as acting director of the ATF while his nomination is pending, include claims that he mismanaged the prosecutor's office and presided over a "climate of fear." Specifically, he was accused of retaliating against whistle-blowing with "a suspension and a lowered performance appraisal." In a letter dated July 20, 2012 to the Office of Special...
  • Americans 'snapping' by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)

    04/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows. But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends: Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, in the world’s greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat; Fully one-third of the nation’s employees suffer chronic debilitating...
  • Shadow of the Gun

    03/14/2013 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 13 March 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The NRA’s initial proposal of armed school guards was met with an irrational chorus of protests. More guns aren’t the answer, was the cry. And the leading crier was the White House’s expert skeet shooter. In a country where law enforcement is heavily armed and gunmen are stopped by gunmen in uniforms, a strange Swedenization had set in. The problem was not the man, it was the gun. Get rid of the guns and you stop the killing. Schools across the country are banning not the gun, but the idea of the gun. It is a conceptual prohibition that is...
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • Their Head in the Clouds, or, The Atheists' Fear

    03/02/2013 3:30:22 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 62 replies
    grey_whiskers | 03-02-2013 | grey_whiskers
    Consider looking at the sky. One can often see a layer of clouds, where the sky is completely clear below a certain height, but the clouds seem to mushroom expansively, all emanating from the same height, as though resting on a great unseen glass shelf in the sky. In other, rarer, circumstances, one may happen to see a column of smoke rising, and abruptly halt and spread out horizontally, as though it has hit an invisible ceiling. The same thing happens in the mind: one travels along the paths of knowledge, absorbing information and learning all one can about a...
  • Op-Ed: The Poor, Wretched Muslims of Gaza

    02/27/2013 2:43:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Phil Nussbaum
    The people of Gaza live their lives in constant fear. Fear is what motivates their every action, their every choice in life. On one side they face the formidable might of Israel, whom they see as the enemy. Within, they face the unrelenting, barbaric control of Hamas and their leadership who consider them expendable. Whom do they fear more? Is it the Israeli reprisals or the Hamas chokehold? There is no contest here! Hamas is much more threatening to the man in the Gazan street than Israel is. Hamas is a constant threat to every Gazan individual. One false move,...
  • Message to Pols and Obama: You're scaring the elderly VERY badly

    01/11/2013 7:26:56 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies
    On the spot interviews | 11 January 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here's a message for the politicians and Obama, you're scaring the elderly very badly. You're scaring the very people who fear God, worked hard all of their lives, built this nation and some who fought for this nation. When asked, "Have you ever seen this type of situation regarding politics before, 80s aged elderly say resoundingly, "No!". This evening during one of these impromptu interviews, as I was asking the elderly gentleman (86 years old) if he had seen this kind of political tension, his wife leaned toward me and said in a whisper, "We're scared!" He answered, "No." and...
  • Why So Serious? Is Conservative Despair Justified?

    01/08/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/8/2013 | Andrew Klavan
    So last week, in what was perhaps a moment of madness, I posted a request on my Facebook page: Tell me your political predictions for the year. Among the more restrained answers: “Hyperinflation,” “Civil War,” “financial collapse,” “terribly awful things.” Optimist though I am, I can’t help feeling there’s something to this downhearted consensus. After living through the most peaceful and prosperous half century that any nation has ever experienced in the history of humankind, it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to “fundamentally transform” our success into failure. But we did, and that’s —...
  • "Simeon's Song: What a Way to Go!" (Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas, on Luke 2:22-40)

    12/29/2012 7:51:36 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 30, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Simeon’s Song: What a Way to Go!” (Luke 2:22-40)This month we have been spending the Advent and Christmas seasons in the Gospel of Luke. All of our sermons have come from there, particularly from Luke’s so-called “Infancy Narrative,” chapters 1 and 2, dealing with the events surrounding the birth of Christ. We’ve especially been looking at the canticles we find in Luke 1-2, those poetic, psalm-like pieces included there. We’ve looked at three so far: Mary’s song, the Magnificat; Zechariah’s song, the Benedictus; and the song of the Christmas angels, the Gloria in Excelsis. Now today we wrap up this...
  • Obama’s Vision for America: Fear and Revenge

    11/03/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 18 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 11/3/2012 | OrthodoxNet
    In the final days of this presidential election Barack Hussein Obama is confirming that his vision of America is based mostly on Fear and Revenge! When his Democrat supporters booed the mention of Mitt Romney and the Republican party, Obama encouraged his supporters to: “No, no, no. Don’t boo. Vote,” Obama told a crowd in Springfield, Ohio. “Voting is the best revenge.”
  • The candidate of hope has become the candidate of fear:

    10/26/2012 5:48:27 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10-25-12 | Tony Harnden
    Obama's campaign is just about attacking Romney who he claims will turn the clock back 50 years for immigrants, women and gays. Obama’s focus is not on his own record but on tearing Romney down personally in exactly the way he decried four years ago. He seems to believe that the load road is his only route back to the White House in 2012. It is the kind of strategy that Candidate Obama in 2008 would have viewed as beneath contempt.
  • Fear of a Black Avenger

    09/25/2012 9:30:43 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-25-2012 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Rush Limbaugh thinks that in Obama's American "the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering 'yeah, right on, right on, right on.' Of course everybody said the white kid deserved it he was born a racist, he's white." Glenn Beck believes that Obama is a "a guy who has exposed himself, over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem...This guy is, I believe, a racist."
  • ZOMBIE ALERT issued by Homeland Security (Big Sis Gets One Right?)

    09/08/2012 3:32:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, September 7, 2012 | Rheana Murray
    The ‘alert’ was a humorous way to give advice to citizens on how to prepare for such real threats as hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics and terrorist attacks. If zombies take over, the government wants you to be prepared. The Homeland Security Department warned citizens on Thursday that the “zombies are coming,” and urged them to be ready for a walking-dead apocalypse, The Associated Press reported. The zombie “warning” is part of a public health campaign calling for citizens to be ready for disaster — to know to stock up on food, batteries and water, and to keep extra changes of clothes...
  • Iranians Fear a War with Israel

    09/04/2012 12:39:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/12 | Elad Benari
    Iran’s leadership has publicly stated that it would crush any Israeli offensive against its nuclear facilities, but Iran’s ordinary citizens appear to feel otherwise, Channel 10 News reported on Monday. The channel spoke with several Iranian citizens who, without revealing their identities, said that there is great tension and fear among Iranians over a possible war with Israel. “The Iranians understand their current president says terrible things about Israel,” said one Iranian, a resident of Bushehr. “You can be sure that not all Iranians agree with the behavior of their leaders.” The Iranian, who was identified as H., admitted that,...
  • Democrats Campaign On Fear, Not Ideas

    08/14/2012 5:21:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/13/2012 | IBD Staff
    Politics: Pundits hope a Romney/Ryan presidential ticket will spark a much needed, serious and sober discussion about big issues. Don't bet on it. These days Democrats want only to scare voters, not enlighten them. [snip] There's no question that a sober discussion about the proper size and scope of government would be welcome. And Ryan has proved himself more than capable of engaging in such a dialogue. But don't expect anything even remotely resembling that from today's Democrats. The party of FDR these days is only interested in one thing: spreading fear.
  • Video: Courageous cat scares off scaredy-cat bear

    07/28/2012 8:56:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Brett Wilkins
    Video: Courageous cat scares off scaredy-cat bear In a battle between a big, black bear and your average house cat, who would win? In the case of one fearless feline, the answer is not what you'd think. Petsami, an online animal entertainment network from the creators of America's Funniest Home Videos, posted this hilarious YouTube clip of a massive black bear being chased off by a courageous cat. The hapless bear is just doing what bears do, lumbering about and sniffing stuff, when out of nowhere appears a black and white cat. The bear is clearly shocked, and beats a...
  • (Vanity)The World is Big and Scary, and I am Small

    06/29/2012 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Conservaliberty · 78 replies
    Vanity | self
    I am 25 years old. That is pretty young, in the grand scheme of things. Still, I am an adult--I am married, I am a voter, I am a taxpayer...in short, I am a grown up. But the recent news stories have reduced me to a cowering five-year-old, wanting to hide in my father's lap. But, I am a grown up now, and there is nobody's lap to hide in. Watching the news stories, I keep thinking of my history classes. I remember being shocked at some of the things that happened in history, being offended by them, being glad...
  • ‘Fear of the Future’ Keeps Lid on Economic Growth: Greenspan

    06/01/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/01/12 | Jeff Cox
    ‘Fear of the Future’ Keeps Lid on Economic Growth: Greenspan ECONOMY, INFLATION, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, MANUFACTURING, CPI, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, JOBLESS CLAIMS Posted By: Jeff Cox | CNBC.com Senior Writer CNBC.com | 01 Jun 2012 | 07:39 AM ET Investors could revolt at a moment's notice against high government deficit levels, jeopardizing chances at a recovery and potentially sending interest rates soaring, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC. The former central bank leader — nicknamed "The Maestro" by his supporters — said he worries the current economy could be heading on a path similar to 1979, when the 10-year...
  • Free Republic still blocked in Massachusetts Public Schools

    05/25/2012 6:23:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Massachusetts Public Schools | 5/25/12
    A friend who is a long-suffering teacher at a Massachusetts public school called to let me know that the state's schools remain proudly moronic and bigoted. She notes that when one tries to open Free Republic on any school computer, they get a message warning them that the site is blocked for being unsuitable for viewing. However, Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, Huffington Post, Obama for Re-election, and other "balanced" sites can be opened at the click of a few keys. My friend mentors a club at her school. She says the kids are bright and inquisitive but filled with total...
  • Obama's Opening Salvo: Hope, Change and Fear [HG: "Hope is the Only Thing Stronger Than Fear...."]

    05/06/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | May 6, 2012 10:23 AM | John Dicherson
    Barack Obama once wanted to "Win the Future." Now he's just hoping to get there. "Forward" is the new message of his re-election campaign, which he outlined Saturday in the first two official speeches of his 2012 presidential campaign. While his message still contains the old slogan's optimism of a brighter tomorrow, the force of the president's new argument is not so much that Americans could achieve greatness but that they must lock arms to keep Mitt Romney from dragging the country back to a dark past. Hope and change are still alive, said the president, referring to his 2008...
  • Conservative Choices or Republican Sheep? (Vanity)

    04/17/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 95 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 17, 2012 | DJMacWoW
    Conservatives laugh at sheep and useful idiots. We laughed at Democrats when their "Anybody but Bush" got them Kerry. They thought that "Anybody but" works. It doesn't. The electorate needs something to vote FOR and not against. It's called "inspiration" and "something to believe in". Fear is not a belief. It is an unbridled emotion that clouds judgment and has been on full display lately. Romney is not yet the nominee but some believe it is a done deal. The controllers, the RNC and the MSM, want you to believe that. It flies in the face of everything we know....
  • The fear trade: Dow sinks 200 points

    04/10/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 4/10/2012 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The fear trade picked up steam Tuesday, as investors grew increasingly worried about Europe's fiscal health, as borrowing costs in Spain and Italy spiked. All three major indexes were down more that 1.5% by mid-afternoon, as rattled investors bailed out. "People are starting to get very concerned about the macro picture of both sovereign debt and China's slowing growth," said Sam Ginzburg, head of trading at First NY. "We're starting to get very worried about going back to a recession." The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) tumbled nearly 210 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 (SPX)...
  • Restrictive laws push undocumented in shadows

    03/27/2012 1:21:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 3/26/2012 | Elizabeth Aguilera
    Restrictive policies aimed at undocumented immigrants have pushed them underground, fostered negative perceptions of law enforcement and created anxiety around mundane activities such as walking their children to school and driving, according to a report released Monday that focuses on North County. Supporters of those measures said they are intended to make life difficult for the undocumented, with the goal of spurring them to return to their native countries or at least leave this region. Escondido’s police chief also disputed the study’s findings, saying that public safety in his city has not been undermined. ((snip)) “Nothing justifies breaking the law,”...
  • Poll: Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's Reelection

    01/09/2012 5:47:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies · 6+ views
    US News ^ | 1/09/12 | Paul Bedard
    Poll: Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's ReelectionJanuary 9, 2012 When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren't forgetting what they dislike about Obama and want him out office. In our New Year's poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama's reelection. Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrat won't win a second term, while 33 percent said they fear four more...