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  • These Four Walls [Vanity]

    10/21/2014 10:41:50 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 1 replies
    01/26/2013 | self
    These Four Walls A little bird dropped a News item in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events. It’s no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment is...
  • National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

    10/21/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right. Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something...
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • How has Liberia’s President Responded to Ebola? By Taking Extra Powers

    10/19/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Alan Joel
    Powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion, confiscation of private property, and elections Last week on October 7, it was reported that Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, asked for more emergency powers to help contain and prevent the current Ebola crisis. Liberia is already under a state of emergency and curfew, which began in August. But according to VOA News: “In a letter to the Plenary of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Sirleaf asked for powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion,...
  • Retail Checkout Promotes Obesity: CSPI Report

    10/18/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    90 Percent of Checkout Food Options Unhealthy; 60 Percent of Drink Options Sugar-Sweetened A study of checkout aisles at a wide variety of supermarket and non-food retailers found that 90 percent of food options for sale were for candy, energy bars, chips, cookies, and other junk foods, and 60 percent of the beverage options were for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public characterized only eight percent of food items as "healthier," and just two percent of foods as actually "healthy," such as nuts and fruit. Their assessment of drinks for sale...
  • Texas Attorney General Tells Houston City Hall: Stop Bullying Christians

    10/16/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s the bottom line of a harshly-worded letter written by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to Houston City Attorney David Feldman.</p> <p>Feldman’s office sent subpoenas to five Houston pastors last month demanding that they turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality and gender identity issues. They also wanted sermons or correspondence that referenced Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.</p>
  • The Government and Freedom

    10/15/2014 9:04:28 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Earlier this week, FBI Director James Comey gave an interview to “60 Minutes” during which he revealed a flawed understanding of personal freedom. He rightly distinguished what FBI agents do in their investigations of federal crimes from what the NSA does in its intelligence gathering, when the two federal agencies are looking for non-public data. The FBI requires, Comey correctly asserted, articulable suspicion to commence an investigation and probable cause to obtain a search warrant. It does this because its agents have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, and their failure to comply with that oath may very well...
  • 'Two Ferns' star coins Obama nickname ('chocolate freedom')

    10/15/2014 2:22:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Justin Sink
    A meal in the White House mess before taping the “Between Two Ferns” episode credited with boosting enrollment in ObamaCare, gave comedian Zach Galifianakis the idea for a new nickname for President Obama. “Before we went to interview the president, I ate in the White House with his staff - you know, young, six to eight of them. There’s a restaurant in the White House,” Galifianakis said during an appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” “You don’t have to pay, but there’s a dessert menu,” the comedian continued. “And on the dessert menu, there’s something called Chocolate Freedom.”...
  • Police captain punished for refusing to attend Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque

    10/14/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 54 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Unknown
    The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, punished one of its own veteran police commanders for his refusal to attend a Muslim religious service being held at a mosque he said practiced radical Islamic dogma, according to court records. He also "dared" to refuse to order his officers to visit a mosque he alleges has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Ebola: Intrusive Requirements for Everyone?

    10/14/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    We must react as concerned, committed, and compassionate people who have the facts, rather than as people have historically reacted in times of distress, disease, and death If the Ebola virus disease (EVD) explodes across America we can expect many oppressive but necessary laws to be passed. There will be limitations on personal liberty, but hopefully lawmakers will think these issues through, debate them, and implement only those most necessary. Reasonable people will argue that, in times of emergency, extreme measures must be taken for everyone’s good; however, there is always a problem. When extreme measures are taken “for the...
  • We're #12! The decline of economic freedom in America [We were #2 in Year 2000]

    10/13/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/13/2014 | Rick Moran
    A widely read study of economic freedom in the world has America ranked 12th out of 152 countries measured. As recently as 2000, we were 2nd.The biggest reason for our decline has been a drift away from the rule of law. Breitabart: A new report of "economic freedom" around the world finds the US ranked 12th among 152 countries, tied with the United Kingdom, and lower than neighbor Canada or Australia. The index, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the US ranked 2nd in the world, in terms...
  • US Slips to 12th in Economic Freedom

    10/13/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/14 | Mike Flynn
    A new report of "economic freedom" around the world finds the US ranked 12th among 152 countries, tied with the United Kingdom, and lower than neighbor Canada or Australia. The index, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the US ranked 2nd in the world, in terms of boasting a free economy. The US's declining ranking will lower future economic growth.
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Land of the Free? By measures such as size of government, rule of law, we’re out of top ten.

    10/09/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2014 | Michael Tanner
    There was a time, not so long ago, when the United States was considered the world standard for economic freedom. Yes, there were countries out there, like Hong Kong and Singapore, that might have had lower taxes or fewer regulations. But the world could still speak confidently of the American free-enterprise system. No longer. This week, a consortium of think tanks from almost 90 countries released their Economic Freedom of the World Report. The USA is no longer among the top ten countries when it comes to size of government, rule of law and property rights, soundness of the money...
  • Twitter sues U.S. Justice Department for right to reveal surveillance requests

    10/07/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/7/14 | Alexei Oreskovic
    Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to reveal the extent of U.S. government surveillance. The lawsuit, which Twitter said follows months of fruitless negotiations with the government, marks an escalation in the Internet industry's battle over government gag orders on the nature and number of requests for private user information.
  • Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

    10/07/2014 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/14 | John W. Whitehead
    Outright tyranny, the loss of our freedoms, and a totalitarian regime the likes of which the world has never seen before. “Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, especially if you hope to escape with your life and property intact. The thing you must remember is that we’ve entered an age of militarized police in which we’re no longer viewed as civilians but as enemy combatants. Take, for example, Mary Elizabeth VandenBerg who...
  • GOP Remains (Mostly) Silent on Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Move

    10/07/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/7/14 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    To see how the politics of gay marriage has changed in this country in 11 years, revisit this Nov. 19, 2003 New York Times piece after the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the state: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay denounced what he said was a “runaway judiciary”; the Republican National Committee said the decision “could be an issue” in the upcoming presidential contest; and an aide to a Democratic presidential candidate predicted the subject “is going to come up again and again.” And, well, in 2004, a strong argument can be made....
  • The terrible truth about cannabis:...20-year study...demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless

    10/06/2014 6:05:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 191 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.6.14 | Ben Spencer
    A definitive 20-year study into the effects of long-term cannabis use has demolished the argument that the drug is safe. Cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems and opens the door to hard drugs, the study found.
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • China Catches Hong Kong Freedom Flu

    10/05/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president’s family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence. Last weekend, Hong Kong authorities used pepper spray and tear gas to scatter the remnants of a student protest of the decision to give Beijing veto power over candidates in future elections. The gassing was a blunder. Citizens poured into the streets in solidarity with the protesters. Hong Kong police lacked the nerve or numbers to remove them. The People’s Liberation Army stayed in its...
  • Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy

    10/02/2014 4:21:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Computer World ^ | 10/2/14 | Zach Miners
    Facebook has apologized to drag queens and the larger LGBT community in the wake of controversy over the site's names policy, clarifying that users don't have to use their legal name.
  • 'Freedom-loving' Hungary Irked by Obama Criticism

    09/24/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 29 replies
    Naharnet ^ | 24 September 2014 | Naharnet Newsdesk
    Hungary reacted angrily Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama singled out the EU member state for trying to muzzle civil society groups. In a short statement, Hungary's foreign ministry said Obama's comments, made Tuesday in a speech in New York, were "not based on facts." "The Hungarian people are a freedom-loving people, and would not tolerate any restrictions on their freedom," it said. Speaking at the Clinton Foundation, Obama had said: "From Hungary to Egypt, endless regulations and overt intimidation increasingly target civil society." Obama also accused Russia, China, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, and Egypt of intimidating civil organizations. Since June, Hungarian...
  • Waiting for a Freedom Party

    09/23/2014 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Stossel
    Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want.
  • Have Gay Marriage Attacks on Religious Freedom Backfired?

    09/23/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The latest Pew survey for the first time sees a major reversal of support for gay marriage and an increase in religious politics. A growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43% to 49%). That’s an interesting shift at a time when we’ve been incessantly lectured by libertarians that social conservatism is dead and the Republican Party needs to climb on...
  • Don’t Buy the Lie That Freedom to Worship Is the Same as Religious Freedom

    09/22/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 21, 2014 | Sarah Torre
    The right to live, work and worship according to one’s faith is a freedom foundational to the United States. Many of the first settlers, having faced religious persecution in England, sought a place where they could freely worship and live according to their conscience without interference from the government. The Founders were clear, and the Bill of Rights makes it fundamental to our constitutional order that the government should not infringe on the free exercise of religion. In recent years, however, Americans have increasingly faced attempts to water down this robust understanding of religious freedom to a mere “freedom to...
  • Prayers and Preparation

    09/18/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the third column in a series. The first two installments, “This is Providence,” and “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. A trial is a thing to be avoided whenever possible. When it becomes impossible to avoid, it consumes you. You lose a measure of control over your life and you just have to trust your attorneys...
  • communist rules for taking over a system!

    09/14/2014 11:31:39 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 24 replies
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  • ukraine: russian troops will come to the curb? why should we negotiate with terrorists?

    09/09/2014 7:08:10 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Apoplogize for rough BING Translation. WHETHER RUSSIAN TROOPS WILL COME TO THE CURB? WHY SHOULD WE NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS? MASKS MUST BE RESET. "Radio Freedom" with reference to the statement by the Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, allegedly between Ukraine and the RUSSIAN FEDERATION have agreed that all Russian troops and equipment should be withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine. In recent days we actually observe the rotation of military personnel from the territory of Ukraine, but at the same time, is in the process of replacing people with shoulder straps, the mercenaries and terrorists, that is, in...
  • Resistance is Futile: The Violent Cost of Challenging the American Police State

    09/09/2014 3:20:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | John W. Whitehead
    This is a battlefield, a war zone—if you will—governed by martial law and disguised as a democracy “Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”—Kristian Williams, activist and author If you don’t want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, don’t say, do or even suggest anything that even hints of...
  • Government May Soon Direct What Private-Sector Employees May Say in the Workplace

    09/05/2014 6:28:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 5, 2014 | National Center for Public Policy Research
    "Employee's Demotion for Comparing Media and Political Reaction to Trayvon Martin's Death to Lack of Response Over Shooting of a White Baby Upheld. Decision Highlights Troubling Aspects of Potential Government Overreach in "Hostile Work Environment" Law” Washington DC - In response to a recently-announced North Carolina administrative decision upholding an employee's demotion for comments about race, and in light of the calls for increased racial dialogue following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, the National Center's in-house legal scholar is warning American workers that local and federal government leaders may soon restrict racial and political speech even in private work...
  • Why the threat of ISIS underscores our need for a Second Amendment. (Vanity - Opinion)

    09/05/2014 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/5/2014 | Enterprise
    Armed citizens can be EVERYWHERE!
  • Steve Forbes says America’s in a ‘new abnormal’ — here’s why he thinks we’ll ‘emerge strong again’

    09/05/2014 6:17:49 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-05 | Benjamin Weingarten
    An extensive interview with Steve Forbes on the gold standard, economics and America's future. We touch on topics including among others: *The link between foreign policy/American strength and monetary policy *How currency devaluation helps the financial sector to the detriment of the rest of the American economy [Starting at 3:00] *The significance of a strong currency in enabling trade and thus trust, and social stability/morality *Why the historical record of the gold standard should trump the arguments of its naysayers *Whether politicians will ever be incentivized to truly support a sound dollar *Why quantitative easing was more disastrous than the...
  • US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales [Obama Tweets Support]

    09/04/2014 5:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Rappler ^ | 9/4/14
    CVS, the leading US drug chain by sales, announced Wednesday, September 3, that it had stopped selling tobacco products.... CVS was cheered by the White House as "setting a powerful example that we hope others in the industry will follow." First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted: "Congratulations and thank you, CVS Health. Creating a healthier future for our next generation is one good reason to live tobacco-free."
  • Keeping Calm and Carrying On This Winter

    09/02/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Don’t wait for any politician or news media talking head to save you and your family from any barbarians who would make good on their threats With a thousand and one predicted disasters calling the attention of the average citizen, we live in confusing, turbulent times. If Ebola, terrorists or living in a country without borders doesn’t get you, something else will. It’s as if the leaders of some countries want the countries they were elected to serve wiped off the map, leaving the world’s largest bureaucracy called the United Nations to get on with their convenient One World Government....
  • Scottish Independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

    09/01/2014 11:04:23 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    telegraph ^ | 01 Sep 2014 | Press Association
    Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll. The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters. The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ''don't knows'', 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes. This compares to 57% for Yes and 43% for No in mid August and 61% for Yes and 39% for No at the beginning of last month.
  • It’s A Wonderful Country

    08/31/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Lance Thompson
    United States: Indispensable member of the free nations of the globe In the 1946 Fred Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the part of George Bailey whose life challenges–legal, financial, personal–seem so overwhelming that he believes it would be better if he’d never been born. An angel named Clarence shows him what a world without George would look like. George realizes that he has affected the world in countless positive ways, and a world without him would be dark, hopeless and cruel. I wonder if the world is currently having an It’s a Wonderful Life experience. There...
  • 10 essential quotes from a classic 1689 title made for (but forgotten in) the age of Obama

    08/29/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-08-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today is the birthday of a man who left an indelible imprint on American history and the history of the free world more broadly. The Englishman John Locke was born on August 29, 1632. Locke was one of the most heralded Enlightenment thinkers — preeminent among classical liberals — developing theories on natural rights, property, government, not to mention law and philosophy more broadly that would influence the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Western civilization itself. His intellectual achievements were so great that Thomas Jefferson identified Locke as one of “the three greatest men who ever lived, without any...
  • Cry for Argentina

    08/27/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Liberal left socialist utopianism has destroyed Argentina's economy, and the country is now joining the ranks of leftist economies gasping for air, and slowly A year ago conservatives in Argentina claimed the South American country was headed in the same direction as Venezuela. Economic freedom was under assault because of the institution of a failed Bolivarian economic monster - Hugo Chavez’s “twenty-first century socialism” was destroying yet another South American victim. As with any nation that embraces socialism and abandons the free market, poverty increases, and things like toilet paper become a luxury. Liberal left progressive big government madness filled...
  • Muslim Offended By The Word Bacon

    08/26/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 40 replies
    A breakfast restaurant in Vermont helped plant flower beds in city traffic medians. For their efforts the city of Winooski allowed Sneakers Bistro a sign on a lamp post. The sign read “yield for Sneakers bacon.” This apparently caused one Muslim great offense. You see, Muslims don’t eat pork. The Muslim complained loudly online and the city and Sneakers Bistro relented, removing the bacon sign while loudly proclaiming they don’t get involved in politics. Who knew bacon was a political issue? The mayor of Winooski, Kathrine Decarreau, believes the “cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s...
  • Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

    08/24/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/14 | Alan Caruba
    A relatively small Freedom From Religion Foundation will continue to use the courts to impose their atheistic views on any public institution The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in God, nor punish them for failing to do so. Central to the liberties enshrined in these documents is the belief that they come from a higher power and America exists because of that belief. Without it there would have been no America. There are those among us who insist that, as a nation, we...
  • Farm Couple Fined Thousands for Declining Gay Wedding

    08/22/2014 5:18:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CBN ^ | August 22, 2014 | CBN
    A New York couple faces thousands of dollars in fines for declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration. The New York State Division of Human Rights fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for declining a request from a lesbian couple to rent the family barn for their ceremony. The Giffords have owned and operated Liberty Ridge Farm in for over 25 years. They believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Like many small farm families, they often open up their home to host public events, including weddings. In addition to the...
  • Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott

    08/21/2014 3:01:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 8/20/14 | Anthony Man
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday – not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kid’s school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence and urge people not to shop there. “I want people to know that this Hobby Lobby is here and they should vote with their purses and their pocketbooks, and women should not shop here. If you didn’t know this Hobby Lobby was here before, know it now and don’t shop here. They don’t...
  • Forgetting the Meaning of Freedom

    08/20/2014 5:21:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group. The surprise is not the hypocritical stance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but rather the fact that an established bulwark of American strength and patriotism caved to a self-serving group of religious fanatics. The previous sentence may seem out of place if you don't realize that atheism is actually a religion. Like traditional religions, atheism requires strong conviction. In...
  • UKRAINE Kramatorsk: "Born Free"- Thousands of People Marched for Unity of Ukraine VIDEO

    Yesterday, August 16 a patriotic Unity March took place in Kramatorsk [Donetsk Oblast, in eastern Ukraine] This is reported by Obshchezhytie (Hostel) website. About two thousand residents gathered for the rally in the central square of Kramatorsk near the monument of Shevchenko and then marched through the main streets of the city. "All the passers-by greeted us with applause, and motorists with horns and sirens," participant Andrii Tsarytsenko writes. "Emotions overwhelmed everyone. Thanks to the organizers and all patriots. Glory to Ukraine!"
  • The Culture of Freedom Versus the Culture of Force

    08/15/2014 9:12:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/13/2014 | Dan Armstrong
    Prior to joining the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, I anchored and reported local television news stories. The job required meeting new people and asking them questions. Over the course of 10 years and interviewing thousands of people, the question that got the best response is “Why?” When asking heroes who rescue people from dangerous situations, they normally responded, “It’s what anyone would do in that situation.” When asking police officers, firefighters and EMTs why they chose to go into those fields, most said, “I want to help people.” When asking teachers why they decided to choose their career path,...
  • Our Rights Are Gradually Eroding

    08/12/2014 2:33:15 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 73 replies
    The Tea Party Express ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Rand Paul
    OUR RIGHTS ARE GRADUALLY ERODING. I THINK THEY ARE GRADUALLY SLIPPING AWAY FROM US. I THINK THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONSTITUTION AS A DOCUMENT THAT RESTRAINS YOUR GOVERNMENT, THAT RESTRAINTS YOUR SIZE AND SCOPE OF YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN LOST ON A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULDN'T GIVE UP ON.
  • Ted Cruz Quote Posted by the Tea Party Express

    08/11/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 4 replies
    The Tea Party Express ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    THANK GOD FOR THE BLESSING OF BEING AN AMERICAN, AND THANK GOD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT TO KEEP US FREE.
  • Judge Jeanine Makes Shocking Allegations Of Obama’s Plan To Destroy America

    08/11/2014 7:20:35 AM PDT · by HammerT · 46 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | August 10, 2014 | TMH
    Judge Jeanine Makes Shocking Allegations Of Obama’s Plan To Destroy America http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mOBirTiaaTc Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama's First Executive Action on Immigration http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/05/Timeline-Border-Surge-Began-a-Few-Months-After-Obama-s-First-Executive-Action-on-Immigration More Evidence the Obama Administration Sees a Connection Between Border Crisis and DACA http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/08/More-Evidence-the-Obama-Administration-Sees-a-Connection-Between-Border-Crisis-and-DACA
  • 5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.: Number of retirees overseas has more than doubled in 10 years

    08/08/2014 5:22:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 08/08/2014 | By Quentin Fottrell,
    More than half a million retirees receive their Social Security benefits abroad, according to International Living , a monthly newsletter focusing on retiring overseas. The Social Security Administration currently sends 613,650 retirement-benefit payments outside the U.S., more than double the 242,128 benefit payments sent abroad in 2002. And even that data likely under-represents the actual number of Americans retired overseas, says Dan Prescher, 60, special projects editor of the newsletter. (International Living gets much of its financial support from advertisers who sell overseas real estate to retirees, and other services for those wishing to relocate.) “San Diego has some of...
  • The American Conundrum.

    08/07/2014 3:47:33 AM PDT · by DH · 13 replies
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    Conundrum --------------------------------------------------------- Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free. "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again." The definition of the word "Conundrum" is: something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America: 1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized. 2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims. 3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government. 4. Their...