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  • Nonprofit seeks donations to cover Righthaven copyright lawsuit costs

    04/26/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 04/26/2012 | By Steve Green
    A Virginia nonprofit is asking for donations to cover the $30,000 it spent successfully fighting a Righthaven LLC copyright infringement lawsuit. The Virginia Citizens Defense League Inc. (VCDL), a gun rights group in Newington, Va., was sued by Las Vegas-based Righthaven in September 2010.
  • MITT ROMNEY: GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SERVE IN BOY SCOUTS

    04/26/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 169 replies
    GLAAD ^ | 4/26/2012 | Aaron McQuade
    As support for gay mom and former Boy Scout troop leader Jennifer Tyrrell contines to pour in from across America, it's important to reflect on those who have been saying all along that moms like Jen should be allowed in the Boy Scouts. Including Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said in a 1994 debate: “I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate...
  • ALEC Report Highlights EPA Overreach

    04/26/2012 11:14:28 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-25 | Heather Ginsberg
    In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, ALEC has released a new study examining the EPA and how their regulations affect the American people. As we all have witnessed, the EPA has grown in size and has passed more regulations in the first 2 years of the Obama administration than it did during the entire first term of President Clinton’s presidency. The administration has claimed to be looking out for the people’s lives and wellbeing by putting new restrictions on various energy producing communities. With this new report from ALEC it is now clear exactly what kind of impact these...
  • House Dem(Chaka Fatta(D-Racist-PA): Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep "Their Benefits"

    04/26/2012 10:45:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-25-12 | Ian Schwartz
    "We're headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training," Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC's Al Sharpton program.
  • Insurance Scammers Featured on ABC News (Video)

    04/26/2012 7:44:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    ABC news ^ | April 25, 2012 | By Christina Bramlet, PropertyCasualty360.com
    Insurance Scammers Featured on ABC News MMA Fighter, Prison Guard Cases Emphasize Billion-Dollar Problem By Christina Bramlet, PropertyCasualty360.com April 25, 2012 An ever-evolving multitude of insurance scams continue to plague the industry, ultimately costing both insurers, policyholders and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. P&C insurers especially face a host of challenges in combating fraud, such as poor conviction rates and inadequate resources. Even so, through decisive action and collaboration between claims investigators and law enforcement, noteworthy gains have been realized, made evident recently by some high-profile PIP fraud stings in New York and Florida. Further mitigating fraud and, by...
  • Obamacare's Newest Fraud

    04/25/2012 4:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2012 | David Harsanyi
    If the Obama administration expended as much creative energy saving taxpayers money as it does obscuring the costs of Obamacare, we'd probably have a program worth saving. But from day one, the health care law has been larded with double-counting gimmickry to conceal its $1 trillion price tag. It started by measuring eight years of services against 10 years of taxes, and it has continued with an avalanche of waivers that shield friends of the White House from the cost of the very law they helped pass. We now have another unsavory example of how government-controlled health means politicized health...
  • Some advice about George Clooney [junk email from Obama]

    04/24/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    obama spam | 04/24/2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw
    [Name Deleted to Protect the Patriot]-- I have some advice for the two people who will be selected to go to a party for the President at George Clooney's house: Choose your guest wisely. Whoever you pick to join you is going to owe you big time. Think about it -- and chip in $3 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered: [donation link deleted.... :-] - Ann Marie Ann Marie Habershaw Chief Operating Officer Obama for America P.S. -- Regarding your airfare and hotel, we've got it covered. Just get your name in the mix today.
  • Deval Patrick holds steady on EBT abuse

    04/24/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/24/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Gov. Deval Patrick, who was first briefed on a long-running EBT-abuse investigation only hours before last week’s raids, defended the taxpayer-funded program again yesterday. Questioned about whether last week’s 53 arrests had changed his view of the program’s problems, Patrick responded: “This is a really important program. I think most people know that it provides modest benefits that help people with their housing, their employment, their education needs and obviously when that’s abused, that’s concerning to me, as it is to anyone else.” In recent weeks, Patrick had dismissed the Herald’s coverage of the welfare card issue as “the Herald...
  • Obama’s Welfare Nation – EBT Cards Now Being Used For Bail Money

    04/24/2012 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-12 | Curt
    Welfare spending overall has increased 41%, food stamp enrollment has gone up by 70% since Obama has been in office, 5.4 million people have signed up for Social Security Disability payments. Tack on the massive abuse of EBT cards like this heroin dealer: Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,”...
  • Sheriff Joe releasing more on Obama (Explosive)

    04/24/2012 6:32:44 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 206 replies
    WND ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio finds himself under increasing attack as he prepares to release new findings in his investigation of President Obama’s eligibility for the state’s 2012 election ballot. “I have no intention of resigning,” said Arpaio, who is running for his sixth term as sheriff of Maricopa County. “They forget I have a four-decades long career in federal law enforcement that includes having been a special agent for the FBI and having worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Turkey and Mexico. WND previously reported the intensity of attacks on Arpaio...
  • Voter Fraud? Remove deceased and relocated from voter rolls.

    04/23/2012 9:43:27 PM PDT · by bushwon · 16 replies
    4/23/12 | Bushwon
    When I voted in my primary election in March, the poll worker indicated that one or more of my children who now live out of state and have voted out of state, are still on our local voter rolls. I have found the procedure to have their names removed. Our county election commission has a website where folks can look up registrants, the registrants can send a signed letter indicating they have moved in order to have their name removed. It occurred to me that many of us know of neighbors who have moved, relatives who are deceased, etc. I...
  • 'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change

    04/23/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2012, 10:35 am | Ian Johnston
    James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too. Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared. He previously painted some of the direst visions of the effects of climate change. In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over...
  • Now why would this be? Reuters bleats that new state laws against voter fraud will hurt Obama

    04/23/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Reuters is worried that new tough anti voter fraud laws will hurt Barack Obama’s chances of reelection next November. Complaining that such laws “could” reduce Obama’s supporters by “hundreds of thousands” the media outlet apparently sees no irony in its own position. Reuters doesn’t feel at all self-conscious about the implication that only fraudulent applicants have to be concerned about these new laws and honest people would not be disadvantaged in the least. “Republican” led Legislatures Further exposing its support for voter fraud the media giant cites “Republican-led legislatures” in 12 states as the culprits who are sharply restricting fraudulent...
  • UN Report for Rio+20 Outlines Top-down “Green” World Order

    04/23/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/23/2012 | Alex Newman
    A recently released United Nations report outlines the global body’s plan to foist a centrally planned “green” world order on all of humanity, making every level of government subservient to its “sustainable development” agenda. The upcoming Rio+20 sustainability conference in Brazil — held two decades after the first “Earth Summit” adopted Agenda 21 — will be used to solidify the foundation of the emerging planetary control system. Under the guise of a “green economy” — expected to cost trillions of dollars per year, according to the report — the UN intends to make use of coercive power at all levels...
  • Dan Walters: California Democrats searching under every fiscal rock

    04/23/2012 8:43:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/23/12 | Dan Walters
    With the state budget mired in deficits, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators, especially his fellow Democrats, are searching under every fiscal rock for money to spend. That search has spawned an odd syndrome involving what could be three big pots of money – a competition among liberals over how they should be spent if, indeed, they materialize. The pots: • What could be several billion dollars a year in "cap-and-trade" fees that industries must pay as part of the state's anti-greenhouse gas crusade. • Another billion-plus bucks that it's believed would appear were the state to change taxation of multi-state...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting “DeeDee” Reveals The False “Truths”[Martin lawyers lying about girlfriend]

    04/21/2012 6:10:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 264 replies
    ConservativeTreeHouse ^ | April 21, 2012 | sundancecracker
    A couple of things are certain: DeeDee and Trayvon did not talk for 400 minutes on 2/26 the day he was shot. DeeDee did not go to the hospital on 3/2 and 3/3 and that was NOT the reason for not attending the viewing or memorial. DeeDee and Trayvon were not Boyfriend/Girlfriend. They were close, platonic best friends. DeeDee was not devastated, destroyed, or an emotional wreck. She was sad that her best friend was shot. She notified others, including her cousin who is also a prolific tweeter, but did not know immediately who Trayvon was. DeeDee did not miss...
  • North Carolina's Taxpayer Information Act: A Model for the Nation

    04/23/2012 8:53:03 AM PDT · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-19 | Patrick Gleason
    North Carolina has been in the media recently for all the wrong reasons, whether it be the state Democratic Party scandal or the John Edwards trial. It is time for the media and the public to talk about the right reasons that attention should be paid to the Tar Heel State, namely that the state is home to one of the most pro-taxpayer pieces of legislation ever crafted. The aforementioned legislation is The Taxpayer Information Act (HB 315), and it is the brainchild of NC Speaker Pro Tem and candidate for Lt. Governor, Dale Folwell. The Taxpayer Information Act is...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • PA's Absentee Ballots Harbor Security Flaw

    04/20/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 10 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | April 20, 2012 | Beth Brelje
    Safeguards against tampering with election results are in place throughout the election process, but for Pennsylvania's absentee voters, a potential security breach exists. Printed on the envelope used to return completed absentee ballots is an "R" or "D," noting the voter's Republican or Democratic party affiliation. A person intent on influencing election results could weed out unopened ballots of one party. All they would need is access to the mails. That could happen in a college mail room or another origination point, at the post office, during delivery or when county mail is being sorted. The envelope marking is plain...
  • The Nanny State Update

    04/20/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-04-20 | [Staff]
    Nanny Bloomberg’s at it again; exasperated environmentalists try another approach to save spotted owls; and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood moonlights as a traffic cop all in this week’s edition of Nanny State overreach. Highway to Hell: Last week we brought you news of Nanny State regulators at NHTSA battling what they now call “the distracted driving epidemic.” Perhaps they should add Transportation Secretary LaHood to their expanding list of potential distractions. In a fit of self-righteousness LaHood claimedduring a speech this week that he hasn’t used a cellphone while driving in over three years. LaHood also stated that he...
  • Is Obama disowning online birth certificate?

    04/19/2012 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 33 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2012 | Diana West
    SNIP The curious fact is, President Obama’s attorney, Alexandra Hill, couldn’t have been more adamant about not citing the online birth certificate as a means of proving the president’s identity in this recent challenge – and after everyone went to so much trouble to get it! Indeed, she called the Internet image “legally irrelevant,” arguing that New Jersey law doesn’t specifically call for a birth certificate to qualify a presidential candidate for the ballot. Exactly how a presidential candidate demonstrates he is at least 35 years old and “natural born,” the constitutional requirement New Jersey upholds, Hill didn’t say, but...
  • GSA failed to halt exec's taxpayer-funded junkets

    04/19/2012 8:47:12 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/17 | Susan Ferrechio
    General Services Administration officials permitted a high-ranking employee to spend tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel junkets, despite an inspector general's dire warning about the executive's pattern of waste, fraud and abuse, officials said Tuesday.GSA Inspector General Brian Miller warned Martha Johnson, then head of GSA, in May 2011 about Neely's pattern of inappropriate and unbridled spending, including a $823,000 Las Vegas conference for 300 GSA employees in October 2010. A month later, a GSA official informed a White House lawyer about an investigation of "fraud and wasteful spending" at GSA Despite those warnings, Neely received a...
  • 228,000 S.C. Medicaid records improperly accessed

    04/19/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 4/19/12 | Stephen Largen
    An employee working for the Medicaid program of the Department of Health and Human Services inappropriately transferred some personal information of more than 228,000 beneficiaries to his personal email. Update 1:30 p.m.: The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has identified the employee behind the breach as 36-year-old Christopher Lykes of Swansea. He was arrested this afternoon and booked at the Richland County Detention Center on five counts of violating the Medically Indigent Act and one count of disclosure of confidential information. SLED has confirmed that at least one other party received the information Lykes transferred to his email.
  • Boston Police Raid Chinatown Stores In EBT Card Crackdown

    04/19/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/19/12 | CBS Boston
    CHINATOWN (CBS) – Boston police raided five stores in Chinatown Thursday morning in a crackdown on welfare fraud. The businesses were suspected of misusing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Some are suspected of paying cash for the food assistance cards, which are limited in how they are used. Last year, the Legislature voted to prohibit the use of EBT cards to buy alcohol, tobacco or lottery tickets. Just last month, a special state commission recommended expanding those restrictions to include a ban on using the cards in nail salons, tattoo parlors, strip clubs and casinos.
  • Why Obama Lies

    04/19/2012 12:59:23 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    However, there may be a more fundamental reason we are so consistently lied to by Barack Obama and his allies: they just do not respect most Americans and have very little regard for our intelligence. Where, one may ask, is the proof of this claim? Barack Obama and his closest advisers have in fact told us they don't think too highly of most Americans. The tip off should have been Barack Obama's "gaffe" (Michael Kinsley's definition of a gaffe made by a politician is when he tells us how he truly thinks by accident) back in 2008 when he derisively...
  • Romney to Take RNC Victory Lap

    04/18/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Marguerite · 92 replies
    nationaljournal ^ | April 16, 2012 | Reid Wilson
    Mitt Romney will take a victory lap before members of the Republican National Committee when the party meets at an annual event in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week While Romney is not formally the party's nominee yet -- he has not clinched the 1,144 delegates required to secure the nomination, and two other candidates remain in the race -- party rules all but guarantee he will win enough delegates to claim the nomination on the first ballot at the GOP's convention in Tampa. Recognizing that reality, Romney and the RNC set up a joint fundraising account earlier this month to begin...
  • Massachusetts Loses $90 Million in Unemployment Fraud

    04/18/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    golocalworcester.com ^ | 04/18/2012 | n/a
    Massachusetts has lost more than $90 Million paying out unemployment benefits to people cheating the system. Since 2008, the Bay State has written checks to unemployed residents, totaling $6.5 Billion. This does not include the extended benefits from the Federal Government. Michelle Amante, Acting Director of Labor and Workforce Development said, “We have the lowest overpayment rate in the country, meaning we shouldn’t have made a payment to them or overpaid them.” Amante said Massachusetts’ overpayment rate is 1.4%, while the National average is 2.51%. But even that small percentage of six billion dollars works out to be about 90...
  • GSA official’s wife accompanied him on trips at taxpayer expense

    04/18/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT · by magellan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2010 | Lisa Rein
    The senior government executive who organized the lavish Las Vegas conference at the center of a General Services Administration spending scandal took dozens of trips for the agency. The boss's wife accompanied him on some of them — and taxpayers picked up the tab. Deborah Neely wasn't always just sharing husband Jeffrey E. Neely's hotel rooms at resorts from Las Vegas to the Pacific islands. She handled party arrangements, directed event planners to spend government money and arranged lodging for relatives on the GSA trip to Las Vegas in 2010, an unusual role revealed in transcripts of interviews that the...
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Michigan $1 Million Lotto Winner Arrested for Failing to Report Winnings, Employment

    04/17/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/17/2012 | SUSANNA KIM
    Amanda Clayton, who admitted to receiving public food assistance after winning $1 million in the state lotto, was arrested Monday evening in Michigan on two felony counts of welfare fraud. Clayton, of Lincoln Park, Mich., failed to report her winnings and employment while receiving $5,475 in food and medical assistance, the state Attorney General said. "It's simply common sense that million dollar lottery winners forfeit their right to public assistance," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement. "We will continue to work with local, state and federal authorities to uphold state laws intended to ensure wise stewardship of...
  • New Yorkers Line Up For Fake Obama Stimulus Cards (Video)

    04/17/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 31 replies
    http://www.hapblog.com ^ | 4/17/2012 | HotAirPundit
    BRONX (WABC) -- What is drawing huge crowds in the Bronx, people lining up around the block, to get into a storefront that houses a tax preparation office, what's really going on? People who went to the storefront asked Eyewitness News to investigate after they claim they were promised thousands of dollars in government surplus money that would be put on pre-paid debit cards. Now, the bank that issues those debit cards has put out a warning. "I'd like to talk to the boss," Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said. "He's not here," security at E &M Multi Service...
  • After Mistakes, Scientists Try to Explain Themselves

    04/17/2012 12:28:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2012 | CARL ZIMMER
    Naoki Mori, the Japanese cancer researcher who has had 30 papers retracted by scientific journals, was asked to give his side of the story. In an e-mail, he acknowledged that his colleagues “were lax in certain regards in the preparation of papers,” but he denied having committed a grave offense. The studies were retracted because they used pictures from older papers, rather than from the experiments described in the studies. “I think this reuse is not a scientific misconduct,” Dr. Mori wrote. He and his colleagues studied the response of human cells to infection by bacteria and viruses. To measure...
  • A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform

    04/17/2012 11:58:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2012 | CARL ZIMMER
    In the fall of 2010, Dr. Ferric C. Fang made an unsettling discovery. Dr. Fang, who is editor in chief of the journal Infection and Immunity, found that one of his authors had doctored several papers. It was a new experience for him. “Prior to that time,” he said in an interview, “Infection and Immunity had only retracted nine articles over a 40-year period.” The journal wound up retracting six of the papers from the author, Naoki Mori of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan. And it soon became clear that Infection and Immunity was hardly the only victim...
  • Van Jones: 'Progressives Have Another Century to Win!'

    04/17/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rick Perlstein
    Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list, takes its name from the organization Jones helped found a year ago to stir up a grass-roots insurgency against the plutocrats we now call the 1%—and now seek harness the insurgent energies expressed by the Occupy movement into lasting institutional reform. “The American dream—the idea that ours is a land where any hard-working person can better herself or himself—is at risk of being wiped out, right before...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

    04/17/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2012 | Mackinac Center
    MIDLAND — Michigan’s 60,000 home health care aides will no longer be deemed government employees — meaning they cannot be forced into a government employee union and have dues withheld — as a result of legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The next step is for the Michigan Department of Community Health to immediately stop the collection of dues from subsidy payments intended to assist developmentally disabled adults and the diversion of those funds to the Service Employees International Union, said Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. “Ending this lucrative charade is terrific news for...
  • PLEASE HELP -SCYTL, an international vote tabulation company may be counting (or not) your vote!

    04/16/2012 10:30:46 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 37 replies
    April 16, 2012 | GILTN1stborn
    Finally, there seems to be growing concern about vote fraud. Over the last couple of months I have attended meetings about vote fraud and have become more alarmed that it may extend beyond our borders. http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/nov-2012-vote-tabulation-raising-concerns http://patriotupdate.com/articles/what-is-scytl-why-should-you-be-very-very-concernedOrganizations like: True the Vote (http://www.truethevote.org/) and The King Street Patriots among others, have been reaching out to teach us what they have learned. Based on some of that information, and a suggestion in an email from The King Street Patriots, I decided to help some of my friends and family participate easily because many people are good at forwarding emails, but do not...
  • Ease of Vote Fraud Fails to Faze Attorney General

    04/16/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Project Veritas’ demonstration of how easy it is to vote in someone else’s name failed to inspire concern at the Attorney General’s office. The demonstration involved sending a scruffy, young, white man to 61-year-old Eric Holder’s polling place to see if poll workers would give him Holder’s presidential primary ballot. Despite the young man’s lack of photo ID he was offered the ballot. Holder called the demonstration “a stunt that doesn’t prove anything. No fraudulent vote was cast. The only harm that was done was to people’s confidence in the integrity of the ballot. Maintaining this confidence is the key...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Is Filing Taxes Harder than Reading Shakespeare?

    04/16/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-04-12 | Hugh Johnson
    If you’re reading this, you’ve likely filed your 2011 income tax return or maybe you’re taking a break from hours spent deciphering the tax code to file an individual tax return before the April 17 deadline. Either way you’re one of the millions of Americans who are struggling to comply with a complicated tax system that wastes working hours and hard earned dollars. By both IRS and Forbes’ estimates, Americans spend billions of hours complying with federal tax law; a number that is likely higher if we include state compliance costs. The same report concluded that the average taxpayer spends...
  • Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects (Obama rebuilding Kenya)

    04/16/2012 7:23:31 AM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 20 replies
    Trade Aid Monitor ^ | 04/14/2012 | unknown
    Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in that nation. Although this and other recently released presolicitation notices for unrelated programs serve as advance alerts to potential vendors—and therefore do not offer cost estimates and other details— a review of U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors. The White House is committing to a five-year effort to "improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness" of the livestock industry specifically in Marsabit and Garissa counties,...
  • Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects

    04/16/2012 4:13:02 AM PDT · by matt1 · 12 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | 04/14/2012 | Staff
    Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in that nation. Although this and other recently released presolicitation notices for unrelated programs serve as advance alerts to potential vendors—and therefore do not offer cost estimates and other details— a review of U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors.
  • With lax oversight, mismanaged Oregon towns veer toward insolvency

    04/15/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 54 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 04/15/2012 | By Rachel Stark
    When Tiffany Couch's phone rings, it often means trouble for another Oregon city. Last year she was called to Oakridge, a Lane County timber town of about 3,700 people that in two years ran through $1 million in reserves. She scoured the city's books and interviewed staff in search of fraud or some explanation for the town's financial mess. Couch issued a report of her findings - error-racked budgets, sloppy bookkeeping, overspending - along with her best advice. Then she was off. Her next client was waiting 130 miles north. Molalla. The two small towns, Couch learned, share remarkable similarities....
  • Winning the War Against Women The marriage tax and other obstacles to economic progress.

    04/15/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/13/2012 | unknown
    The Democrats have found their kind of war. It's the "war against women" they have conjured for the Obama Presidential campaign run. Should be fun, but don't look for any of the combatants to speak for the realities of today's women. Still, there's an opportunity here for Mitt Romney, if he'll seize it. The White House has wasted little time capitalizing on Mr. Romney's perceived weakness among women. Polls show the President with a 20-point advantage over the Republican with women voters. Team Obama is hoping to use the recent fight over mandated insurance coverage for contraception to broaden the...
  • Voter ID Laws: Racist or Reasonable?

    04/14/2012 10:13:20 PM PDT · by vadum · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 13, 2012 | Brandon Darby
    There’s been much said lately about election integrity and voter identification laws. Both sides of the American political spectrum have raised concerns over polls and potential abuses in the American voting process. In fact, due to the serious voter registration irregularities identified by groups like True the Vote in Texas, along with the numerous voter fraud convictions across the nation involving workers from politically motivated groups like the failed organization ACORN, many states are pursuing photo identification as a means of addressing such assaults on election integrity. Texas, South Carolina, and Florida have all taken steps to mandate photo identification...
  • Portland Mayor Sam Adams says he will not reinstate Ron Frashour, officer who shot Aaron Campbell

    04/14/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 04/12/2012 | By Maxine Bernstein
    Portland Mayor Sam Adams announced Thursday he will not honor a state arbitrator's ruling ordering the city to reinstate Ronald Frashour as a city police officer. It marks the first time the city has blatantly ignored an arbitrator's ruling on Portland police discipline. "It's time to stand up for our own procedures and policies," Adams said. "My view is informed by almost two decades of experience losing arbitration after arbitration after arbitration
  • APS testing coordinator accused of organizing cheating

    04/14/2012 4:15:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 14, 2012 | Wayne Washington
    One by one, they swore to tell the truth. One by one, they sat in a witness chair and told a similar tale of suggestion, persuasion and pressure. During the first day Friday of what is expected to be a two-day tribunal, former and current teachers at Atlanta's Usher Elementary School pointed a collective finger of blame at Donald Bullock Friday as the mastermind behind test cheating at that school. Bullock's attorney, Daniel Digby, said his client did nothing wrong. Atlanta Public Schools, however, laid out a 16-point letter of charges against Bullock, who served as testing coordinator at Usher...
  • Eric Holder silent on the New Black Panther Party(either he is a coward or agree with them)

    04/13/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 34 replies
    Biggovernment.com ^ | 13 April 2012 | Trueblackman
    Americans must ask themselves whether Eric Holder and black leaders indeed fear the New Black Panther Party, as they all refuse to condemn their rhetoric and tactics in the last few weeks. The Trayvon Martin Case is the latest in a long list of incidents into which the New Black Panther Party has injected itself, but nothing has measured up to its latest tactics, which include placing a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head with the qualifier "dead or alive." It would seems to the most independent of observers that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in his refusal to condemn this...
  • Municipal Broadband Ventures More Harm Than Help

    04/13/2012 9:03:23 AM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-04-12 | [Staff]
    We can all agree that further broadband deployment is key to further economic and technological advancement. Yet, many local and state governments are going about deploying broadband in the entirely wrong way—through municipal broadband ventures. These projects, financed by tax dollars and taxpayer-backed debt, permit governments to engage in regional broadband deployment, essentially building entirely new broadband networks from the ground up. In a recent study by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), the authors found that several of these municipal broadband ventures have ended in failure, mostly due to poor management, and have saddled taxpayers with the bill. Since 2001,...
  • Congress flooded with calls to probe Obama Eligibility

    04/12/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 86 replies
    conservativebyte.com ^ | Apr 11, 2012 | Conservative Byte
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s talked to members of his state’s congressional delegation about his Cold Case Posse investigation that suggests there was fraud in the creation of Barack Obama’s birth documentation that was released by the White House in 2011. The investigation also concluded that Obama’s Selective Service registration is the same – a forgery, leading to the obvious question of what happens if Obama legally cannot be president. But he’s seen no results. Now, tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of people are going to see whether Congress ignores their concerns, too. It’s because of a new...