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  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a state’s past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udall’s way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall can’t overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • Anti-gun Companies

    07/18/2014 10:11:10 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 23 replies
    www.2acheck.com ^ | Current list as of 11/7/13 | www.2acheck.com
    All companies we boycott have received a 2ACheck rating of “F” for their lack of respect for the rights of gun owners. Your experience with some of these companies will vary based on location, however, the boycott is based on the corporate policy toward responsible gun owners. We believe guns in the hands of good people make everyone safer. We encourage freedom loving Americans to boycott anti-gun companies until they improve their policy. Please share this page. We also strongly recommend everyone know the firearms laws applicable in their own state, and states they travel through. We recommend the Traveler’s...
  • The BHO Presidential Library will be known as the BS Presidential Library

    07/17/2014 7:35:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    When the rich-guy handlers of Senator Barack Obama were laughingly putting the finishing touches on his coup d’état presidency, they made their inevitable plans for the takeover of America air tight.
  • Tweeting With The Enemy: The Audacity of Autocracy

    07/16/2014 10:00:38 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 1 replies
    Me | 7/16/14 | Self
    There’s a reason why Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and agencies like the DHS/IRS are not the least bit concerned with defeating Islamic extremism or protecting our borders against those who only wish to infiltrate and exploit America. It’s because they too despise this country and welcome the erosion of our society to forge their progressive utopia which stands in direct opposition to every ideal this nation was founded upon. Yes, this is also why our so-called President and his brainwashed minions are only concerned with using government resources, taxpayer money and property, to destroy THEIR, not America’s, political enemies; AKA,...
  • Dem Senators propose bill to deprive religious entities of all religious freedom protection

    07/11/2014 2:13:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 11, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I read this at NRO: Senate Democrats’ Religious-Freedom Deprivation BillUnder the guise of “protect[ing] women’s health from corporate interference,” the bill that Senate Democrats are proposing in response to the Hobby Lobby ruling would deprive religious entities of all religious-liberty protections against having the HHS mandate directly imposed on them. Specifically:1. The bill would apply to employers generally, not just (as the bill’s short title would suggest) to “corporate” employers. Subsection 4(a) would make it unlawful for any “employer that establishes or maintains a group health plan for its employees” to “deny coverage of a specific health care item or...
  • Democratic Bill Would Grant Executive Power to Deny Religious Freedom to Churches, Synagogues,

    07/10/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/10/14 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Most houses of worship have been granted a full exemption from Obamacare's regulation mandating coverage of contraception and abortifacients, but Ed Whelan points out that new legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats yesterday could put that religious protection in jeopardy. Although "bill itself wouldn’t abolish the exemption," Whelan writes, it "would allow the Obama administration (or its successors) to abolish the exemption and the accommodation in their entirety. (If the bill were instead intended to preserve the exemption and the accommodation against regulatory abolition, it would be a fairly simple matter to say so clearly.)"
  • Better Than Obamacare: Health Savings Accounts Would Be Free From Government Control

    07/09/2014 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    It's fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of birth control for their employees. This was a critical ruling, because it indicates that the majority of the Court still thinks religious beliefs and personal choice have a valid place in American society. The margin of the split decision, however, is alarming, because it reminds us of how close we are to having a government that will subject moral convictions to its bureaucratically directed control. People have legitimate differences of opinion about...
  • Public defenders fired for anti-Arab postings

    07/08/2014 8:28:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/8/14 | Brittany Wallman and Rafael Olmeda
    Two Broward County assistant public defenders were fired Tuesday for Facebook comments calling Palestinians "cockroaches" and "filthy swine." Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs, as outrage built after the Sun Sentinel published an article including the Facebook comments a week ago, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said. The remarks from the two mens' personal Facebook accounts last week were posted under an item about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen boys. The killings were blamed on the Islamic militant group Hamas. "They are the filthy swine they don't eat. Their ignorance to the...
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/08/2014 4:49:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    CBN ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston Churchill's book, The River War, in which he wrote: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its...
  • Will the United States ever be free again?

    07/05/2014 5:28:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/4/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    As we all embark on our Fourth of July holiday weekend – stuffing our faces with hot dogs and watching fireworks – it’s too easy to forget what we’re celebrating. We don’t remember the truly horrible beginnings of our nation. Specifically, I’m referring to the signers of the Declaration of Independence, those 56 brave men who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to give us liberty. These men weren’t stupid. They knew what would happen by affixing their names on that document. Legend has it that the elegant and oversized “John Hancock” signature wasn’t prominent because Mr....
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • It's Not Surprising More Americans Believe Freedom Is Overrated

    07/04/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. During that same time, the percentage of Americans dissatisfied with the freedoms available in their lives more than doubled, from 9 percent to 21 percent. The United States now sits in 36th place among the world in our admiration of the idea of freedom. It's fair to mention that the definition of "freedom" has become increasingly pliable. (It is, for example, regularly argued that...
  • Happy Independence(?) day

    07/04/2014 11:38:55 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 4, 2014 | Dan Miller
    To be independent is to be free -- not to receive free stuff paid for by others but to pursue our own happiness without diminishing the abilities of others to pursue theirs. Under King Obama we have lost much of our independence.Bill Whittle posted this video one year ago, on July 3d. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqZkTsmv4kw] Video link How would you answer the question at the end of the first verse of our national anthem?[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP1CQEboIo] Video link Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Illegal Aliens [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jatwPTk1jWM] Video link...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

    07/04/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2014 | Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups, gun control groups, anti-private property groups, abortion...
  • What will our first Fourth of July be like, once we have completely lost our freedom?

    07/04/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 7/4/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    What will our first Fourth of July be like, once we have completely lost our freedom? It won't matter which pet cause of the Disinformational Elites is then-currently mandatory.Gay Marriage won't have any special favor over the long run. As soon as the Elites have determined that our population is waning too much, they could just as easily forbid any sterile sexual relations, where now fruitful sexual relations are severely sanctioned.Or as soon as the Elites have completely broken the spirit of the people by disintegrating their national identity, they may decide that unregulated immigration is forbidden. American Government immigration...
  • On America's birthday, do we still believe in America?

    07/04/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    the Gallup numbers show that in 2006 the United States was one of the top countries in the world when it came to satisfaction with freedom. By 2013 it had dropped out of the top 25% of all countries. A country in which 4 out of 5 people believe their government is corrupt is a country teetering between a populist uprising and a collapse into cynicism, passivity, and fatalism. These results suggest we will either renew our commitment to the rule of law, the punishment of corruption and the insistence on honest self-government or we will cease to be America...
  • The Progressive Assault on the Legacy of Independence Day

    07/04/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/4/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Independence Day is a good time to revisit the foundations of our political order, especially given the long record of Barack Obama and the Democrats’ disregard for the Constitution. The members of the Continental Congress who met in Philadelphia in July 1776 sought their independence from England in order to recover their rights that had been violated by a tyrant, and to establish political freedom and autonomy so that those rights could be protected from further erosion. For a century now the Progressive ideology has insidiously undermined that legacy of autonomy in a slow-motion revolution that aims to “fundamentally transform...
  • Independence Day? 79 Percent Of Americans Are Completely Okay With The Current Level Of Tyranny

    07/04/2014 5:03:46 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 7-4-2014 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael Snyder July 2nd, 2014 July 4th, the United States will celebrate Independence Day once again. But who in the world are we trying to kid? Our founders intended to create a society where freedom and liberty would be maximized, but that is not what America looks like today. Instead, we live in a country that literally has millions of laws, rules and regulations. We have a government that is obsessed with spying on the entire planet and that tries to watch, monitor, track and record as much information about all of us as it possibly can. A “Big...
  • 'The people are the ONLY legitimate FOUNTAIN of power'; Congress is but 'creatures of the people'

    07/04/2014 4:58:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian
    Colofornian | July 4, 2014 | Colofornian
    One of my favorite fireworks are "fountain" based designs. As you review these Fountain Firework Images (or see them tonight in your neighborhoods), think of Founding Father's James Madison use of the "fountain" image (1788): "The people are the ONLY legitimate FOUNTAIN of power, and it is from THEM that the constitutional character, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived." (The Federalist Papers) Our government has forgotten this basic notion of freedom. With... ...the IRS targeting scandal and ensuing cover-up, ...ObamaCare attempted sovereignty of our lives, ...increased governmental encroachment, ...spend-happy 'pols' in D.C. and our...
  • A New American Declaration

    07/03/2014 10:54:03 PM PDT · by freebilly · 9 replies
    Vanity | 7/3/2014 | freebilly
    I will not be celebrating the 4th, this year. All freedom loving people should consider July 4th a day of national mourning. 238 years ago a group of men signed the most revolutionary document in the history of the world while pledging to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence". Pretty remarkable stuff for a group of landowners and attorneys, merchants, ministers and physicians who would without a doubt face death by hanging for treason should their act of rebellion fail. With this in mind, I am...
  • What Happened to "We the People"?

    07/03/2014 8:07:52 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 28 replies
    Concerned Women of America ^ | July 3, 2014 | Debbie Leininger
    “We the People,” by God’s providence, formed the Constitution of the United States of America. It was a “Model of Liberty.” Its laws favored no people and insured peace and protection for its citizens. It promoted prosperity and every liberty imaginable to a free nation. America became the greatest nation on earth. “We the People” were united by freedom’s cause. There were no bounds of opportunity in this free society. “We the People” dreamed big dreams, and Yankee ingenuity yielded monetary rewards. “We the People” spoke freely, worshipped freely, and taught their children the benefits of living in a republic,...
  • Att: Suggestions needed to take advantage of created crisis

    07/03/2014 6:40:50 AM PDT · by StaffiT
    The People’s Cube ^ | 7/1/2014 | Comrade Šterpin
    Tovarishchi, we are in the midst of sheer genius .. well semi- sheer genius since comrade Botox was not the first to put Forward such a plan. Comrades Cloward & Piven were some of the first to propose creating a crisis and using it for crass political gain and Genosse Hitler was one to use Reichstag fire crisis to seize power. But in the case of Madame Botox, we have a modern day example of a naked attempt to do this in front of our very eyes and ears.. {apologies to mind’s eye using word ‘naked’ in same sentence...
  • Freedom: It’s a Generational Thing

    07/03/2014 6:31:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 6-3-2014 | MOTUS
    Our losing streak, as discussed yesterday, continues: A new Gallup poll shows that the percentage of Americans who are satisfied with their freedom to choose what they do with their lives has dropped from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. Even Uzbekistan beat us by 12%! Gallup suggests that the decline in perceived freedom may be due to the continued sluggish rebound of the U.S. economy (!?). Alternatively, they speculate that it might be due to an increasing belief that there is widespread corruption throughout the government. Do you think?   GSA: secret bonuses of $44 million, ...
  • UKRAINE: Constitution Day Celebrated Today

    06/28/2014 6:38:05 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    censor.net ^ | 28.06.14 08:15
    Constitution Day is celebrated in Ukraine today Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the first independent Ukraine constitution in 1996. Ever since Constitution Day is a national holiday across the country. Ukraine is a sovereign, secular nation with a comprehensive democratic system of constitution. The people are given the sole authority to decide on the major amendments that are carried out in the parliament, confirming Ukraine as an ideal democratic nation. Ukrainian State Basic Law was adopted on the night of June 27-28 in 1996 at the 5 th session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine....
  • Why the Roberts Court Is Less Conservative Than You Think

    06/27/2014 6:43:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/25/14 | Doug Kendall and Brannie Gorod
    The Roberts Court certainly seems like a conservative juggernaut. And, yes, from campaign finance to race to religion, it has moved the law dramatically to the right. But Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on cell-phone privacy shows that this isn't the entire story. In a number of significant areas of law, a majority of the Roberts Court will line up behind rulings that are not so much conservative as libertarian, often with a surprisingly progressive bent. That is certainly true of Riley v. California, in which Chief Justice John Roberts, on behalf of his unanimous colleagues, concluded Wednesday that police may...
  • Will The Supreme Court Protect Hobby Lobby From the HHS Mandate? (Ruling this week..Your Prediction)

    06/23/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court decision in the monumental Hobby Lobby case against the abortion mandate in Obamacare is expected either this week or next. The Obama administration is attempting to make Hobby Lobby and thousands of pro-life businesses and organizations comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. However, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions. Kristina Arriaga, Executive...
  • We Must Do It For The Children

    06/22/2014 1:07:49 PM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    From the beginning of recorded history, humans have made monumental decisions based upon the needs of their children. Some parents would move far away from the land in which they themselves were born and raised, because they wanted their children to have a better chance in the world. The Pilgrims, who left England, and many who followed them, came to America both for religious freedom, and a better future for their children. Many may remember the television series based upon Laura Ingalls Wilders’ novel, Little House on The Prairie. It’s the story of a man who moved west so...
  • Advocates of splitting California into six states gathering signatures

    06/22/2014 6:18:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/21/2014 | Harriet Ryan
    Good day, future citizen of West California! You may find yourself greeted thusly as you head into a supermarket or drugstore in Los Angeles on Saturday morning. Advocates for Six Californias, a plan to split the Golden State into a half dozen separate states, are holding a petition drive this weekend to get their plan on the ballot in 2016.
  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.” And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • The Battle of Athens (Tennessee) A Case Study in Grassroots Restoration of the Rule of Law

    06/18/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 5/3/12 | Mark Alexander
    As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in reverence of my home state’s distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the “Volunteer State” have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage. Even our state’s nickname was earned in recognition of the valiant service of volunteer soldiers during the War of 1812,...
  • President Advises High School Grads

    06/17/2014 9:34:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, Massachusetts, President Obama urged graduates to “vote Republicans out of office before they chain you to a life of sweat, toil, and unwanted personal responsibility.” “Our country is at a crossroad,” Obama declared. “Will we continue to go forward toward a future of government-funded leisure for all? Or will the reactionaries of the GOP be permitted to drag us backward toward a lifestyle where everyone is dependent upon his or her own efforts?” “Rugged individualism may have served our country well in the past when there was a...
  • Remembering D-Day in 18 Photos

    06/06/2014 5:58:59 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 11 replies
    Seventy years ago, U.S.-led western allies invaded Normandy in an effort to liberate Europeans from Nazi power during World War II. June 6, 1944 ultimately brought down Nazi Germany. We remember those who fought for freedom today.
  • Michelle Obama Wants Students to Monitor Family Members for Racial Insensitivity

    06/06/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 70 replies
    Top Right News ^ | May 19, 2014 | by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
    First lady Michelle Obama wants students to police their families for any “racially insensitive comments” they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made, asking them to “drag” their presumably racist relatives into the “fight against racism.” Huh? You heard right. The lady whose husband has taken every opportunity to fan the flames of racism, from the Cambridge police, to Arizona’s immigration law, to the Trayvon Martin case, and on and on, wants everyone else to stop being so racist.
  • The eyes of the world were upon us on “the longest day”

    06/06/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 13 replies
    AllenBWest ^ | 6/6/14 | Allen West
    We must never forget the names Bold, Sword, Juno, Omaha, Utah, and Point du Hoc where the Allies and men of the American Army’s 1st, 4th, and 29th Infantry Divisions hit the beach — and the 2nd Rangers scaled the heights. The stories of heroism will echo for eternity and they must be told to ensure those brave 9,000 — who would never again walk among the living — are not forgotten. We must never allow the legacy of Operation Overlord to be forgotten. And so here are the mottos of the American units of that famed day: 1st Infantry...
  • Approach to soda, to be patterned after tobacco

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

    06/04/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Iced Tea Party · 425 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/29/13 | John Fund
    Cultural civil war can be avoided by getting government out of marriage There is no question that the media, political, and cultural push for gay marriage has made impressive gains. As recently as 1989, voters in avant-garde San Francisco repealed a law that had established only domestic partnerships. But judging by the questions posed by Supreme Court justices this week in oral arguments for two gay-marriage cases, most observers do not expect sweeping rulings that would settle the issue and avoid protracted political combat. A total of 41 states currently do not allow gay marriage, and most of those laws...
  • Another One of Those Pesky Man-Made Solar Eruptions Causing Climate Change

    06/02/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | 5/30/14 | Karen C. Fox
    A coronal mass ejection burst off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014 and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. The giant sheet of solar material erupting was the first CME seen by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS. The field of view seen here is about five Earths wide and about seven-and-a-half Earths tall.
  • Sriracha lawsuit dropped; Irwindale tables public nuisance resolution

    05/29/2014 1:46:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 29, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    The Irwindale City Council decided Wednesday to drop a lawsuit against the Sriracha hot sauce factory and table a separate resolution declaring the factory a public nuisance. The city and the factory began warring late last year, when residents began to complain of a spicy odor that caused headaches, heartburn and watering eyes. The trial was scheduled to begin this November, and the public nuisance declaration would have eventually authorized city officials to enter the factory and make the changes themselves. But city officials said Huy Fong Foods Inc. had finally demonstrated a specific written commitment to solving the smell...
  • Health insurance choices for small business

    05/26/2014 7:31:31 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 10 replies
    onlinw version of Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster ^ | Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:10 pm, Sat May 24, 2014. | By TIM STUHLDREHER | Business Writer
    Second of a two part series. Part 1 is here.) When Zimmerman Industries’ health insurance came up for renewal this year, its carrier was more than willing to continue its existing coverage. Provided, that is, Zimmerman paid double the previous premium: 100.4 percent more, to be exact.
  • Bad ministers and the downfall of America

    05/24/2014 7:53:17 AM PDT · by fabian · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/01/14 | fabian
    What do we do when ministers, "reverends" and other church leaders are so very lost themselves? In one personal case convincing others that he is sin free and saved, when in reality he is far from that? If we do not have real leaders of spirituality in positions of various churches, how on earth do we turn America around!
  • ON MEMORIAL DAY, GHOSTS STANDING AT CONCORD’S NORTH BRIDGE

    05/23/2014 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Grasstopsusa ^ | 5/23/2014 | Don Feder
    It's become a tradition. Every Memorial Day, our family goes to the Concord Battlefield, not far from our home, where Americans first fell fighting for freedom. Now The Minute Man National Park, it's 967 acres of winding trails, flower beds, stately trees and the meandering Concord River. This is the place where America began. Words must be spoken or written – as they were in Philadelphia in 1776. But it's cold steel that gives them force. On April 19, 1775, we showed our mettle. Emerson's poem still stirs the soul: "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag...
  • UKRAINE: Several positive aspects in connection with the fighting in the Donbas

    TRANSLATION: But had this not happened in the Donbass – with the aggression of RUSSIA with the support of koloborantov and the local "elite" is not clear how life would evolve in the country after the Maidan. Donbass barons led by Akhmetov "congratulated" would come again in power, and would themselves have would have overpowered the dulû in your pocket and would continue to Donbass workers hard, seen the Donets Basin's subsidies from the State budget and export of the Pechersky pagorby politdermo Donbass bottling. The Regions party would continue to fill in all of the local authorities, in the...
  • False Freedom...pt 3

    05/18/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    “While promising them liberty , they themselves are the slaves of corruption, for by what a man is overcome, by that is he brought into bondage” 2 Peter 2“Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles!” Karl Marx“All the world over, so easy to see, that people everywhere just want to be free…”(The Young Rascals)We live in an age of revolution. Everywhere on this planet people have been “breaking off the shackles” in one “liberation movement” after another in the quest for that elusive goal, which is freedom. The American revolution was followed by the...
  • True And False Freedom...pt 1

    05/16/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    “If you continue in my word you shall be my disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”(John 8:32)“Promising them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of corruption, for by what a man is overcome, by that is he enslaved” (2 Peter 2:19)There is a true freedom, according to Jesus, Yet the apostle Peter warns us against the slavery of a false freedom. How can we know the difference between the true and the false freedom? Only by appealing to the original document of human liberty, the Holy Bible. The Bible addresses...
  • ...Sterling vows to take his fight...to the Supreme Court and calls Obama 'flippant'

    05/14/2014 12:17:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/14/14
    Donald Sterling told friend in recorded conversation that 'I've done nothing wrong' and that in America 'you can't force somebody to sell property He claimed his lawyers have told him that it would take '20 years of litigation' to force him to sell the team Sterling said the $2.5m fine imposed on him by the NBA is 'far excessive' He said: ‘$2.5m for what? For telling a girl I wanted to have sex with her and why it would be so beneficial for her?’ Sterling called his mistress Stiviano 'nuts' and fears that she will 'take me down' Hit out...
  • Iranian Women Remove Hijabs in Facebook Selfie Series

    05/14/2014 3:53:32 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Elise Solé, Shine Staff
    Hundreds of Iranian women are ripping off their hijabs and posting selfies online to the Facebook page "Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women,” a photo project that's reaped more than 130,000 likes and sparked conversation about how safe it is for women to forgo their headscarfs. London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad told the U.K.’s he Guardian that since she created the page on May 3, she’s been inundated by submissions. "I've hardly slept in the past three days because of the number of pictures and messages I've received,” she said. The hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest...
  • Harvard black mass raises questions about application of tolerance

    05/12/2014 1:54:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michelle Bauman
    Crimson banners hang outside Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012. Credit: Tim Sackton via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Cambridge, Mass., May 12, 2014 / 01:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Harvard University’s acceptance of a satanic black mass re-enactment on campus raises larger questions of tolerance and whether it is being applied selectively, scholars say. “If there is a serious question to ask here, it concerns the limits of liberal toleration itself,” said Dr. C.C. Pecknold, theology professor at The Catholic University of America. “Far from facilitating mutual respect and reasoned argument, such anti-Catholic...
  • Two places with "education" camps: North Korea and the NFL

    05/12/2014 4:31:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    5/12/14
    Word is that some Miami Dolphin is being sent to some sort of education training so he can learn not to be repulsed by the image of two homosexual men engaging in sexual behavior. I do know that when people do not march in step with the leadership in North Korea, they are ALSO sent away to be educated.
  • Supreme Court case on prayer shows too many nonbelievers have thin skins

    05/09/2014 12:38:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 9, 2014 | By George Will
    After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional “God save the United States and this honorable court,” the Supreme Court ruled that the upstate New York town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment’s prohibition of “establishment of religion” by opening its board of supervisors’ meetings with a prayer. This ruling would not scandalize James Madison and other members of the First Congress, which drafted and sent to the states for ratification the First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights. The Congress did this after hiring a chaplain. Three decades have passed since the court last...
  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC LIBERTY: TRULY INDIVISIBLE

    05/08/2014 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2014 | By Samuel Gregg
    Whichever way the United States Supreme Court rules on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, one fact has become abundantly clear. We are belatedly realizing that different forms of freedom are more dependent on each other than many have hitherto supposed. Who would have thought that the welfare state’s expansion in the guise of Obamacare—which, by definition, significantly reduces economic freedom—would directly impact the ability of individuals and groups to conduct their affairs in accordance with their deeply held religious beliefs? This, however, is precisely the reality confronting us. Most people are used to thinking of religious liberty as a prerequisite...