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  • THE ALARM Number 2

    02/26/2015 2:39:24 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 8 replies
    Rusticus ^ | 2005 | Rusticus
    I am somewhat heartened by the responses I have seen to my first article. I say somewhat because I am surprised that the sovereign citizens of this Nation have not already rectified the tyranny forced upon them.
  • Golden Pride of Cleburne High - Jesus Christ Superstar 1986 [A high school band in Texas, 1987]

    02/26/2015 12:49:56 PM PST · by DesertRhino · 20 replies
    JRRTorchlight YouTube ^ | Uploaded on August 19, 2008
    If you want to realize that we have truly been the classic boiling frogs the last few decades, take a moment to look at this video from 1987. It's a simple video of a high school band from Cleburne Texas that won the state competition that year. Look at it, and imagine if this bunch of high school kids performed this today, after the socialist cultural revolution. If you are in a hurry and don't feel like watching the whole 10 minute show, skip ahead to the 2:20, 4:40, 6:10, and 7 minute marks. See if you can find the...
  • THE ALARM

    02/23/2015 10:36:44 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 45 replies
    Self ^ | 2005 | Rusticus
    First let me apologize to my fellow Americans for my absence. In my defense I had high hopes that the erosion of freedom in this great nation would eventually bring about a revolution, and I am afraid I do not mean a revolution in thought.
  • NYT: Who Loves America?

    02/23/2015 2:15:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2015 | Charles M. Blow
    "....Ah, American exceptionalism again. This is in part about a fundamental difference in views. It is a definitional difference, not about the meaning of love but about the meaning of America and its place in the world. Does exceptionalism — if one accepts the premise — bestow exemption from critique? Is uniqueness perfection? Does our difference require some sort of arresting of development?..... ....In a way, this is an ideological battle. Conservatism is rooted in preservation; progressivism advances alteration. These are different love languages. These languages turn on your view of change itself: When you think of America, do you...
  • Resistance in Munich

    02/22/2015 6:51:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    The past offers us many lessons. And cause for alarm. And inspiration, too. Seventy-two years ago today, three young Germans — 21-year-old Sophie Scholl, her older brother by three years, Hans, and their friend 24-year-old Christoph Probst — were put to death by the Nazis. They were decapitated — guillotined — within hours of being found guilty in a sham trial conducted by “Raving Roland,” a typical Nazi lunatic. Their crime? Standing up against the most evil crime imaginable. The charge was treason — treason committed courageously against the Third Reich. The Scholls had a history of standing up to...
  • Liberals Cannot Understand Why Poor Whites Vote For the Republican Party

    02/21/2015 7:15:46 AM PST · by pinochet · 78 replies
    Liberals have been wailing over the past two decades on why poor whites vote for the Republican Party. In 2012, the New Yorker Magazine published an article on poor Republicans, that was full of all the crude stereotypes about poor whites. http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/poor-white-and-republican After all, the Democrats are offering free stuff to the poor, such as free health care, free welfare payments, free food stamps, and other free goodies. In the opinion of the Democrats, poor whites are voting against their economic interests by voting for the Republican Party. Liberals have coined the term "Trailer Park Republican" to describe poor whites...
  • Shots Fired, People down Copenhagen rally

    02/14/2015 8:33:56 AM PST · by LegendHasIt · 14 replies
    Various; Hot Air ^ | 2/14/15 | Various
    A debate over free speech in an age of terrorism took a dark turn in Copenhagen. A volley of gunfire ripped through a cafe where an artist from the 2007 controversy over drawings of Mohammed spoke. Early reports say Lars Vilks was not injured, but at least two others were, according to one witness..... The TV2 channel said Saturday there were some 30 bullet holes in the window of the Krudttoenden cafe and said at least two people were taken away on stretchers, including a uniformed police officer.
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Vomitorium [Not a Joke]

    02/13/2015 2:09:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/10/15 | Stella Morabito
    Peeling back all kinds of sexual taboos may not have the best results. Bestiality, anyone? So are you ready to set aside “Fifty Shades of Grey” and talk about the normalization of sexual relations between humans and animals? Seriously, in November New York Magazine ran an exhaustive interview with a 42-year-old man from Canada who described in graphic detail his love affairs with horses. (Oh, by the way, he says he’s “lucky” to have his human wife because that way “nobody would ever guess.”) He argues that bestiality—or, in politically correct parlance, “zoophilia”—should be legal and socially de-stigmatized. Meanwhile, in...
  • U.S. DROPS TO 49TH IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM RANKINGS, WORST SINCE OBAMA BECAME PRESIDENT

    02/12/2015 1:42:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 12, 2015 | Glenn Greenwald
    Each year, Reporters Without Borders issues a worldwide ranking of nations based on the extent to which they protect or abridge press freedom. The group’s 2015 ranking was released this morning, and the United States is ranked 49th. That is the lowest ranking ever during the Obama presidency, and the second-lowest ranking for the U.S. since the rankings began in 2002 (in 2006, under Bush, the U.S. was ranked 53rd). The countries immediately ahead of the U.S. are Malta, Niger, Burkino Faso, El Salvador, Tonga, Chile and Botswana. Some of the U.S.’s closest allies fared even worse, including Saudi Arabia...
  • The Ark of Freedom

    02/10/2015 8:36:37 AM PST · by Nelson Hultberg
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 02/09/2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    There is only one hope to stop the tyrannical rot of statism stealing over our country. We must challenge the Democrat-Republican monopoly of politics that foments the rot. Is this being redundant? Heard all this before? Perhaps, but our most defiant Founding Father, Samuel Adams, was very redundant in his pursuit of justice. He told his fellows repeatedly: “It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” Irate and tireless are what’s important here. We can save our country only if we patriots (who are...
  • Nuts to You!

    02/10/2015 7:08:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    MAIN STREET U.S.A.-- It's been kind of fun, I tell you: a Florida Democratic congressman, one Alcee Hastings, calls Texas a "crazy state." Texans -- e.g., Rick Perry -- joyfully, jubilantly acknowledged the craziness that has made our state (yes, I am one of the assorted bedlamites) foremost in the country for economic growth. How come Texas leads in job creation and in general economic wellbeing -- the oil price free-fall notwithstanding? Because we're all nuts down here? It's a nice kind of nuttiness, if so. Not that Texas -- very much a part of our fallen, post-Edenic world --...
  • The climate Comintern speaks - "intentionally transform the economic development model"

    02/10/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices...
  • The Defend Freedom Tour

    02/10/2015 4:35:23 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    Patrick Henry once said, "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." And for me, those special qualities have always been epitomized in our courageous men and women in uniform. I have written countless times on the need to support and serve our nation's heroes who have selflessly volunteered to serve us. Few and far between are legitimate and proactive avenues through which the average citizen can return the favor and help our service members around the country. Luckily, one of those opportunities is rolling through Texas this April, and...
  • Egyptian Democratic Coalition Responds to Obama

    08/19/2013 3:24:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2013 | Free Egyptians Party
    The National Salvation Front, a coalition of pro-democratic and secular parties in Egypt, set out its objections to remarks made by President Barack Obama Thursday on the escalating violence in Egypt. Led by Ahmed Said of the Free Egyptians Party, the group issued the following letter: "Like most Egyptians, we listened with attention to your statement on Egypt's latest developments. As representatives of the non-Islamic political forces in Egypt, we believe in the same fundamental values on which the U.S. was founded. Be we also have 7,000 years of civilization and history that give us a special identity that we...
  • What Do the Scriptures Mean which speak of “the flesh?”

    01/09/2015 7:27:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 160 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-08-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do the Scriptures Mean which speak of “the flesh?” By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a common misunderstanding of the meaning of the Biblical phrase “the flesh.”  There are many references to “the flesh” in New Testament Scripture, especially in the letters of St. Paul. The phrase confuses some, who think it synonymous with the physical body or merely with sexual sin.It is true that there are many times when Scripture uses the word “flesh” to refer to the physical body. However, when the definite article “the” is placed before the word “flesh” we are most often dealing with something...
  • Two Cheers for Legislators on Licensing

    02/04/2015 6:55:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    An important if usually under-the-radar public policy issue is occupational licensing – state rules that require residents to meet various criteria (and pay for them) before they may earn a living in a particular profession. Rolling back licensure mandates requires taking on groups with a vested interest in preserving these restrictions on opportunity (and potential competitors). To its credit the previous Legislature did do some good if still-modest work in this area. In a bipartisan manner, legislators eliminated rules having to do with dieticians and nutritionists, interior designers, auctioneers, community planners, carnival workers, ocularists, school solicitors and immigration clerical assistants....
  • In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions

    02/03/2015 4:21:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/11/15 | Robert Marquand
    Christianity is booming in China, propelling it toward becoming the world's largest Christian nation. But as religion grows, it spurs a government crackdown. There’s nothing secret about Chongyi Church, one of the largest in China. Its lighted steeple and giant cross penetrate the night sky... Chinese or not, you are welcome seven days a week... For China, it is a stunning feeling. Most of the society exists behind closed doors and is tough, driven, material, hierarchical... Yet Chongyi looks and feels like any evangelical megachurch in Seattle or San Jose. There are big screens, speakers blaring upbeat music, coffee bars....
  • No, there shouldn’t be a law

    02/01/2015 3:27:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2015 | Fingers Malloy
    I call them the Busybody Brigade (The BB for short). The Left’s army of activists who look for problems that don’t actually exist, and solve them with restrictions that don’t actually work. Their motto: “There should be a law….” They are meddlesome. They are relentless. And they are on a quest to influence almost every decision you make, from sunrise to sunset. It’s all in an attempt to “better the collective” and control your life. Let them, help you. After all, it takes a village. The BB is alive and well in Seattle, where a new ordinance on the books...
  • Bill Maher: Obama 'perhaps the worst' on press freedom

    02/01/2015 2:24:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Bill Maher is throwing some shade on President Obama's credentials as a supposed champion of freedom of the press. The host of HBO's "Real Time" sat down Friday to discuss media coverage of secret government work with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, one of the journalists centrally involved in bringing revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to light. "I don't understand why he is perhaps the worst president we've had on clamping down on the press," Maher said. "He's used the Espionage Act more than any other president, right?" Maher added. Other members of the media have blasted...
  • Burial Ceremony of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War | 1984 | Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Speech

    01/31/2015 9:43:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Memorial Day 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    Remembering when we had a real president. Remembering our brothers who gave all. Freedom is not free. Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. God bless America.
  • Land of the ‘Mostly Free’: America is stuck as Earth’s twelfth-freest economy.

    01/29/2015 6:58:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/29/2015 | Deroy Murdock
    The good news is that America has stopped sliding in economic freedom. The bad news is that we’re stalled as Earth’s twelfth-freest economy. The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have just released their 21st annual Index of Economic Freedom. Once again, it finds the U.S.A. wheezing significantly behind the five most unfettered markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and Switzerland. Among 178 nations rated on ten different economic metrics, from government spending to free trade, the bottom five are Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Cuba, and — dead last — North Korea. Since 2010, America has missed the...
  • Is consciousness {Freedom] an illusion?

    01/27/2015 4:30:19 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 9 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    “Cutting through disinformation about consciousness is vital, because neuroscience is moving toward a mind-controlled society, based on the idea that individual awareness is an illusion, and stimulus-response is the key to shaping a new Collective of synchronized ‘happy’ brains.”
  • Super Bowl's Arizona host may be on the hook for millions

    01/26/2015 5:47:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/15
    ....the mayor of Glendale, Arizona - home to Super Bowl XLIX - is questioning the money-making potential of this year's big game, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. "I think if you looked in the till at the end of the day, I think you'll have less money in it than came in," said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. Weiers suspects that when the sun sets on Super Bowl XLIX, the only real loser may be his city. "I'm sure that we're going to spend $3 million," Weiers said. "I would hope, in tax revenues, that we can actually account for well...
  • Sarah Palin appearance at Freedom Summit was a total crowd-pleaser: FULL SPEECH

    01/25/2015 9:28:18 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    The Right Scoop via CSPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | soopermexican
    While Scoop has done a good job of debunking the rumor that Palin said she was interested in running for the presidency in 2016 already, some are saying she hinted at it in this speech. Whether she did or not, she packed it full of puns and zingers and really pumped up the crowd.
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 8:21:48 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | NATHANHURST
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. He talks about the need to bring together a coalition of voters who "believe in the miracle of America."
  • Who Will Keep Our Freedoms Safe?

    01/22/2015 7:24:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the Western world was watching and grieving over the slaughter in Paris last week, and my colleagues in the media were fomenting a meaningless debate about whether President Obama should have gone to Paris to participate in a televised parade, the feds took advantage of that diversion to reveal even more incursions into our liberties than we had known about. We already knew that the NSA, our 60,000 domestic spies, has captured and retained the contents of nearly all emails, text messages, telephone calls, bank statements, utility bills and credit card bills of all Americans since 2009. We already...
  • We Will Stand [online concert on January 21, 2015; support persecuted Christians in Iraq, etc.]

    01/21/2015 11:50:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    "Glorifying God with One Voice and One Mind." - Romans 15:6 HCSB CCM United, One Message. Many Voices. Contemporary Christian Music has impacted millions of listeners around the world for the last forty years. In the process, artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patty, The Imperials, Newsboys, Petra, 4Him, Point of Grace, Carman and countless others have become household names.Their albums and songs define a new era of music we now call CCM. But that era actually began with another group of artists including Love Song, Larry Norman, Andrae Crouch, Keith Green, and Evie...
  • Ex-Atlanta fire chief: God prepared me for this storm [Fired for being a follower of Christ]

    01/19/2015 1:33:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/19/15 | Christian Boone
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who has emerged as a symbol to religious supporters convinced his beliefs got him fired, said his recent travails are “God-inflicted.” “I’ve come to realize that God has been preparing me for this storm my entire life,” he said Sunday morning at Elizabeth Baptist Church, where he’s a deacon. “He’s not done with me yet.”
  • Islam and the destruction of our culture: Obama and collective insanity

    01/17/2015 12:09:00 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    If "the collective we" were sane, we would exclude those who want to kill us and destroy our culture of freedom. The basis of His foreign and some domestic policies Geert Wilders explained the problem, quite well, to the Dutch parliament. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOF9CJlm2z0] Video linkWhere is our Geert Wilders? Why are those who want to eliminate, or even limit,  immigration by those who reject our cultural values deemed racist and/or "Islamophobic"? "Islamophobia" is the irrational fear of Islam, but the term is used to encompass all whose fear or dislike of Islam is rational. Are "the collective we" insane? Obama does seem to be insane, but...
  • 27 Christians in Saudi Arabia Arrested for Using House As a Church [Islam is soooo tolerant]

    01/16/2015 11:35:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Saudi authorities have swooped on a house in the eastern province city of Khafji, on the border with Kuwait, and arrested 27 people for using the premises as church last week. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) also confiscated copies of the Bible and various musical instruments from the people during the raid. The swoop was prompted by a tip from a citizen, reported the English-language newspaper Saudi Gazette. Those arrested on September 5 were of various Asian nationalities, including women and children, the newspaper reported.
  • Christians rally to defend fire chief who wrote ‘anti-gay’ book

    01/15/2015 6:30:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/15/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed. Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language. .... hundreds of Christians were expected to gather at the Georgia capitol to protest the...
  • Six Conundrums of Socialism ( "Free People are not equal. Equal people are not free .")

    01/15/2015 9:28:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | January 14, 2015 | Waddy Moffetts
    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 representatives...
  • Obama Declares War On ‘Extremism’ – Are You An ‘Extremist’ According To His Definition?

    01/13/2015 11:59:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/13/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use? As you will see below, your definition of an “extremist” may be far, far different from the definition that Barack...
  • We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions

    01/13/2015 11:22:46 AM PST · by JOAT · 45 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 1/7/15 | Brandon Smith
    We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions Brandon Smith Activist Post The structure of history is held together by two essential and distinct kinds of links, two moments in time to which no one is immune: moments of epiphany, and moments of catastrophe. Sometimes, both elements intermingle at the birth of a singular epoch. Men often awaken to understanding in the midst of great crisis; and, invariably, great crises can erupt when men awaken. These are the moments when social gravity vanishes, when the kinetic glue of normalcy melts away, and we begin to see the true foundations of...
  • Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate 'freedoms' F*#@ Off

    01/13/2015 8:03:07 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/2015 | Sara Malm
    The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can 'f*** off'. Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week. Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who 'do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave'. 'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour). 'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags...
  • Former Cracked Editor Lampoons Muhammed And Media In One Awesome Image

    01/12/2015 1:16:53 PM PST · by absentee · 33 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/12/2015 | Caleb Howe
    Full size image below. It is not necessary for me to recount for you the events in Paris, the controversy that led up to them, or the consequences in the last week. This you already know. The whole world knows. It is enough to say that, in the name of Islam, terrorists murdered. In response to satire, terrorists, attacked. In the presence of free speech, terror tried to silence. As the millions marching in Paris and other cities around the world yesterday attest, the free nations of this earth are not prepared to give up their freedom. Not just yet.
  • Hole in the Wall (Project Appleseed Newsletter)

    01/12/2015 11:13:16 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 4 replies
    Project Appleseed Newsletter ^ | November 07, 2012 | Kaylee
    I would like you to imagine something with me. I would like you to imagine that you are in your kitchen, preparing the evening meal for your family. It's something you've done countless times before, and will do countless times again. And as you stand there, cutting carrots, your eyes drift up again to the spot. That spot. Every house has them - tiny scars of documented memory, incidents of life written in wood and plaster. In some houses it's the scratched door where an over-eager dog always begs to go out. In others a series of pencil marks on...
  • Poll: Americans Reject Obama's Unlimited Government

    01/11/2015 12:33:51 PM PST · by PapaNew · 26 replies
    investors.com ^ | 1/5/15 | IBD Editorial
    For the first time since Gallup has conducted polling, people say that the "biggest problem" in America is "the government." It topped all other categories, including terrorism. "2014 was the first year ever in Gallup records that dissatisfaction with government topped the list," the 80-year-old firm said. "Government includes dissatisfaction with President Obama." And angst over government has been climbing each year since 2009, when Obama took office, breaking a long period of relative satisfaction with government. Beyond Obama, Americans are rejecting what the Left is selling — the idea that government should determine our fate. No, they're saying that...
  • Letting My Freak Flag Fly—Again

    01/11/2015 11:36:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Jim O'Neill
    Oath Keeper Patch: Wordlessly making a statement supporting freedom, individualism, free speech, and anti-establishment views Almost cut my hair It happened just the other day It was getting kind of long I could have said it was in my way But I didn’t and I wonder why I feel like letting my freak flag fly I feel like I owe it to someone I’m not giving in an inch to fear Cause I promised myself this year I feel like I owe it to someone David Crosby (CSN&Y)—Almost Cut My Hair Many readers won’t remember this, but before liberals became...
  • "Free Speech" Summed Up In 1 Cartoon

    01/11/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-11-2015 | Tyler Durden
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  • ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AMERICA

    01/09/2015 7:04:44 AM PST · by shortstop · 9 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/09/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    In the wake of the Muslim terror attack in Paris, in which three jihadis murdered journalists and police in cold blood, President Obama said it was an assault on the freedom of expression. He said that as a free people, we must stand against such efforts to silence people’s views. I agree. But I’m surprised he does. Because American progressives, of whom Barack Obama is the nominal leader, have sought to suppress freedom of expression for years. I am certainly not comparing the techniques of terrorists and progressives, but I am contrasting the results. And I would suggest that that...
  • Cartoonists Launch Counterattack Against Islamic Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo Slaughter

    01/07/2015 12:40:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 7, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Cartoonists worldwide reached for their pens on Wednesday in response to the horrific attack on the satirical Parisian newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which killed ten journalists and two policemen. The attackers repeated shouts of “Allahu akbar” and claims of “aveng[ing] the prophet” make it likely that the newspaper’s publication of cartoons mocking the Islamic prophet Mohammed prompted the slaughter. But cartoonists around the globe made it clear they would not be intimidated into silence..... [SNIP] Dave Brown - The Independent ------ More......
  • Who Told You That You Were Naked?

    01/06/2015 5:41:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    amazon ^ | Kelvin Cochran
    This profound question, "Who told you that you were naked?, meant much more than, "Who told you that you do not have on clothes?" From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and...
  • ‘You’re Either a Cop or Little People’: The American Police State in 2014

    01/05/2015 5:13:37 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 76 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 12/30/2014 | John Whitehead
    For those of us who have managed to survive 2014 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns. We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those...
  • United States Orders Sanctions Against North Korea For Sony Hack [Obama Posing]

    01/03/2015 5:24:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    techareris.com ^ | 1/3/15 | Alex Hernandez
    ....Obama signed the executive order, which is aimed at the North Korean government as well as members of the “Workers” party of North Korea. Obama pointed to North Korea’s hack as, “provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies … including its destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during November and December 2014.” ....Despite private security experts pointing to the Sony hack now being an “inside-job” the Obama Administration and the FBI insist that North Korea had direct involvement in the hacks. The FBI continues to stand by its own findings insisting that North Korea is indeed directly tied to the hacks.
  • Tobacco and Firearms. Gifts that keep on giving to the left. (Vanity/Opinion)

    01/02/2015 4:46:16 AM PST · by Enterprise · 4 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/2/2015 | Enterprise
    Tobacco and Firearms. Gifts that keep on giving to the left. (Vanity/Opinion) Let’s use the historic fight against Big Tobacco as a backdrop for the Eric Garner case. Many of us are familiar with the history of the left’s crusade against Big Tobacco. There were epic Congressional and Judicial battles to prove that Big Tobacco lied about the effects of cigarettes. Then followed lawsuits against Big Tobacco which extorted vast transfers of wealth from Big Tobacco to the Government. The hatred of the left to Big Tobacco compared only to the hatred of Kahn to Captain Kirk.
  • I Want a President Who Loves America

    12/30/2014 7:50:14 PM PST · by Col. Bob · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I first fell in love with America 49 years ago. I flew from the UK to Denver visit my parents in Christmas 1965, and it was love at first sight. I fell in love with America, the land; I fell in love with America, the people. And I fell in love with the American way of life, the unconsciously optimistic approach to life and work and the future. I applied for citizenship as soon as possible and my naturalization certificate is dated January 3, 1975. So, in just about a week, I'll have been a U.S. citizen for 40 years....
  • Why America is exceptional

    12/30/2014 12:06:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2014 | David Deming
    There is a debate in this country over whether or not our schools should teach American exceptionalism. Few people, however, seem to understand what American exceptionalism is. It has nothing to do with democracy. Many countries have democratic elections. Neither is exceptionalism a claim of supremacy. Americans do not claim to be better than people living in other countries. Exceptionalism does not refer to superiority in wealth, status or any of the other advantages derived from civilization. The United States has high economic productivity, good schools, technologically advanced infrastructure and a high standard of living. Still, so do many other...
  • Australians left bloody but unbowed

    12/18/2014 12:31:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th December 2014 | Michael Fullilove and Anthony Bubalo
    IT feels like terror has come to our home town. After this week’s events, Sydney joins New York, London, Madrid, Mumbai and Ottawa on the list of great cities visited by politically motivated ­violence since 2001. ..... Australians are not innocents when it comes to terrorism. Nearly a dozen Australians were killed in the September 11 attack in 2001. A year later, 88 died in the Bali bombings in Indonesia. Australians died in the 2005 Bali bombings, the 2005 London bombings, and the 2009 Jakarta hotel ­attacks. All those incidents took place thousands of kilometres away. This event occurred in...
  • No One Seems To Care That The Economy Is A Mess

    12/17/2014 5:38:51 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 27 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 17, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    If you listen to the Obama administration you might believe the economy is roaring. On some level jobs are being created. The problem of course is that they’re barely keeping up with population growth. Millions of jobs were lost when the recession took place in late 2008-2009. Very few of those jobs have been recovered, leaving millions in long term unemployment. The real unemployment rate, the Federal government’s U-6 number, is 11%. U-6 unemployment counts both the long term unemployed, which the official unemployment rate doesn’t do, as well as those who are underemployed. U-6 used to be the way...