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  • Forfeiture Reform Advances in the Senate

    06/10/2016 8:20:26 AM PDT · by milton23 · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jason Snead and John G. Malcolm
    On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the “Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures,” or DUE PROCESS, Act. The reforms contained in Grassley’s bill would significantly alter the federal civil asset forfeiture landscape, dramatically improving the lot of innocent property owners caught up in a skewed and unfair forfeiture system. Civil asset forfeiture laws target property, not people. As a result, no criminal charges or convictions are needed in civil forfeiture cases. Rather, the government need only prove by a preponderance of the evidence that there is a nexus between...
  • Kerry seems to forget his rogue diplomacy past

    03/20/2015 7:41:27 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/29 | Peter Lucas
    You could tell by his body language and the look in his eye that John Kerry, appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, wanted to say to Marco Rubio: "Listen, punk, I was testifying before this committee before you were even born." And Kerry, the secretary of state and former veteran Massachusetts U.S. senator, would have been right. Kerry is 72. Rubio, the Republican U.S. senator from Florida, is 43.
  • Nightmare of Obama's dream

    07/18/2014 11:49:11 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 7/16/2014 | peter lucas
    He promised to bring about fundamental change in America, and he has. The only thing is that people believed that it would be change for the better, and not for the worse. But the people were wrong. Days before he was inaugurated, President-elect Barack Obama said, almost ominously, to a cheering crowd in Chicago and to the rest of the country: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
  • Clintons for sale or rent

    06/13/2014 8:39:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 6/13/2014 | peter lucas
    The shabby practice of selling the Office of the President to the highest bidder has become common these days. But the Clintons have taken it to new heights, or depths. Not only has former President Bill Clinton amassed a fortune cashing in on his presidency, Hillary Clinton is cashing in as well, and she is not even president yet, but only president in waiting. And if you don't think there is money to be made in the modern, grubby game of American politics, just watch the Clintons. They represent the American Dream, or American Nightmare, on steroids. We have come...
  • Peter Lucas: NSA could use Al Sharpton

    04/15/2014 8:06:38 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/10/2014 | Peter Lucas
    President Barack Obama ought to appoint the Rev. Al Sharpton to succeed Gen. Keith Alexander as director of the National Security Agency. Alexander ended his directorship of the controversial spy agency and its global surveillance dragnets, as well as his 39-year military career, when he retired last week. Sharpton may not be a general, but he is a civil-rights activist and a man who is not only close to the president but was a community organizer, just like Obama. More importantly, he has a lot of experience in surveillance and spy work, having served as a wired-up, paid informer for...
  • It pays to be Obama's envoy

    03/15/2014 10:07:21 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/14/2014 | Peter Lucas
    I am thinking of selling the house, borrowing money, then bundling it all and giving it to President Barack Obama. That way I can become U.S. Ambassador to Albania. Of course, I could just give the man the money outright. But that might look like I am buying the ambassador's job in a sort of "pay to play" manner. That would be wrong and illegal. So it is better if I give it to one of his committees. It sort of launders the cash, as it were. Also, I figure it sounds more impressive if I bundle it. That way...
  • Patrick won't do any worse than other Bay State also-rans

    03/04/2014 5:28:44 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/3/2104 | Peter Lucas
    We've got to stop people from Massachusetts running for president. Because every time they do, they lose. It is getting embarrassing, and it is giving the state a bad name -- like loser capital of the world. What is it with this place? How is it that our professional sports teams (except today's Boston Celtics) win while all our professional politicians lose? The list of Massachusetts failed presidential candidates is long, and getting longer. It includes Massachusetts governors, former governors, U.S. senators, former U.S. senators, and everybody else in the Bay State who now thinks -- with good reason --...
  • Peter Lucas: Legislative expulsion? It started with a wayward Hiss

    02/13/2014 5:42:47 AM PST · by luke1825
    Lowell Sun ^ | 02/05/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Former Rep. Carlos Henriquez may be the latest member of the Massachusetts Legislature booted out of office by his colleagues, but he certainly is not the first. That "honor" belongs to Rep. Joseph Hiss of Boston, who in 1855 became the first member of the Massachusetts Legislature to be expelled from office. In between Hiss and Henriquez, a third state representative was ousted 100 years ago. Little did Hiss know at the time that his ouster would lead to an historic Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling 160 years ago, since upheld, that confirmed the authority of the Legislature to police...
  • Coakley-Kayyem: That's the bold ticket Democrats need

    02/04/2014 1:17:19 PM PST · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 0/2/2/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Here is some unsolicited and free advice for Attorney General Martha Coakley, one of five Democrats running for governor: Be bold. Convince Juliette Kayyem, the other female candidate running for governor, to team up with you and run as your running mate for lieutenant governor. Kayyem, an accomplished woman in her own right, as well as an articulate and forceful candidate, may not want to do it. But if she did, it would seriously shake up the race for governor and put you on a path to win the governorship.
  • Can state weather Patrick administration's priorities

    01/28/2014 3:55:58 PM PST · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 1/27/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Massachusetts does not need a climatologist; it needs a psychiatrist. That is what should be part of Gov. Deval Patrick's last televised State of the State speech that he will deliver tonight before a joint session of the Legislature. The governor, as part of his proposed $52 million boondoggle of a program to help cities and towns fight climate change -- which used to be called global warming -- is calling for the hiring of a $100,000-a-year climatologist to tell us which way the wind is blowing.
  • No More Bare-Handed Food Handling in California. Even You, Sushi Chefs

    01/12/2014 3:25:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Thu, Jan 9, 2014 | Besha Rodell
    A great sushi chef in another state once complained to me about a health code violation he'd received for making sushi without gloves. "Making sushi with gloves is like making love with a condom," he said. "It just isn't the same." Well, as of Jan. 1, California's law has changed so that there can no longer be any bare-handed contact with foods that won't be cooked. That means baked goods, salads - and yes, even sushi. According to Nation's Restaurant News, the new law will undergo a "soft rollout" over the next six months, meaning restaurants will receive warnings rather...
  • Federal Judge Rules Food Stamp Recipients Can Unionize (Satire)

    08/26/2013 5:17:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies ^ | August 22, 2013 | By Bill Frezza
    In a surprise ruling, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion supporting the right of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to unionize in order to assure equitable access to benefits, along with an uninterrupted flow of payments should the federal government be forced to temporarily shut down due to congressional budget stalemates. "For too long so-called Food Stamp beneficiaries have been denied access to union representation seeking to protect their rights," said Justice Gavin Moore Freestuff. In a sharply worded rebuke to attorneys representing the National Taxpayers Union, which sought to...
  • 4 Year Old Girl’s Vegetable Garden Must Go, Says USDA

    08/25/2013 10:44:07 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies ^ | August 23, 2013 | Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
    With each passing day, it seems the United States of America, “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” is becoming more and more like the Communist Russia I learned about in elementary school where people weren’t allowed to grow their own food unless the State “allowed” it. In this latest crackdown on citizens simply trying to provide for themselves using the most basic of skills – gardening – the USDA’s Rural Development Agency is forbidding Rosie, an industrious 4-year old girl in South Dakota from using a small, unused area outside her subsidized housing unit to grow green...
  • DHS official under investigation for visa aid

    07/23/2013 6:05:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies ^ | Jul 23, 2013 | Mark Rockwell
    Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, is being investigated by the DHS Inspector General as part of an a broader inquiry into the USCIS foreign investor program, the Associated Press reported July 23. According to the report, which was based on leaked internal DHS emails, no specific criminal violations were mentioned. The emails said the DHS IG began its investigation of the EB-5 visa program at USCIS last year. The probe involved visas sought by Gulf Coast Funds Management, a firm led by Anthony Rodham, brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mayorkas may...
  • DNC: "Government is the only thing we all belong to."

    09/05/2012 4:18:51 AM PDT · by Positive · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09052012 | Self
    Yes, this DNC video, played during the convention, said we all belong to the government. Out of the mouths of fools often comes what they really think.
  • Why Are Army Tanks Rolling Down Residential Roads for Training in St. Louis?

    06/26/2012 8:15:03 AM PDT · by edpc · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 25 June 2011 | Liz Klimas
    Late last week and through the weekend, citizens of St. Louis, Mo., were told not to be alarmed should they see military tanks roll by their home. Even with this warning, though, some wondered why the U.S. Army was taking the vehicles off the base and to the streets in the first place. According to KSDK-TV, Army specialists from Fort Meade came into town for a training exercise for members of the 354 NP company. As the reporter states, this “drivers’ ed.” for tanks will take place on city streets and the highway.
  • Why did the DHS just order 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition?

    03/19/2012 6:39:45 PM PDT · by angelcindy · 94 replies · 1+ views
    DHS ALSO HAS A BID OUT FOR 175 MILLION ROUNDS OF . 223 OR M-16/ REQUIREMENT: The total requirement is to provide an estimated 33 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber SD and 2 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber EP ammunition in the base year and an estimated 33 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber SD and 2 million rounds of .223 Remington Caliber EP ammunition in each of four option years in accordance with Attachment 2, Statement of Work for .223 Remington Caliber SD and .223 Remington Caliber EP Ammunition. The Department of Homeland security has just executed...
  • Rep. Bachmann: 'Democrats Want A Federal Shutdown'

    03/31/2011 6:39:39 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 3-31-11 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - As a showdown in Congress looms over the federal budget, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claims Democrats would like to see the federal government shutdown after the current continuing resolution runs out on April 8th. “We now know that Democrats want a federal shutdown. They’ve said that, Chuck Schumer has said that, Harry Reid has said that and Howard Dean has said that. So clearly the Democrats want a shutdown. They own the shutdown, not the Republicans,” Bachmann said to “They’re allies in the mainstream media will get on board with their talking points and blame Republicans. The...
  • Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning

    12/23/2010 7:06:05 AM PST · by Poundstone · 61 replies · 2+ views
    CNBC ^ | December 23, 2010 | Michael Cooper and Mary Williams Walsh
    This struggling small city on the outskirts of Mobile was warned for years that if it did nothing, its pension fund would run out of money by 2009. Right on schedule, its fund ran dry. Then Prichard did something that pension experts say they have never seen before: it stopped sending monthly pension checks to its 150 retired workers, breaking a state law requiring it to pay its promised retirement benefits in full.
  • Earmark dispute splits GOP senators

    11/11/2010 7:53:52 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11 November 2010 | Carrie Dann
    WASHINGTON — Even as they prepare to welcome 13 newly elected Republicans into their ranks, GOP senators have already fired the opening salvos in an intraparty ideological battle over federal spending — one that threatens to divide the upper chamber’s Old Bulls and newer Tea Party-aligned members. South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a champion of conservative candidates like Florida’s Marco Rubio and Utah’s Mike Lee, announced Tuesday that he will push Senate Republicans to vote to make “earmarking” — the process by which lawmakers can set aside federal funds for pet projects in their home states — expressly against internal...
  • Shock Audio: Democrat Congresswoman Asking Lobbyist for Cash

    09/16/2010 9:49:56 AM PDT · by Gabrial · 27 replies ^ | 9/16/10 | Capitol Confidential
    In the following voicemail recording, Holmes Norton seeks a campaign contribution from the lobbyist and even mentions that she hadn’t previously asked for a donation. Such is the pressure Speaker Pelosi has placed on the members. But, it is the content of Holmes Norton’s message that is interesting. (Note: the first few seconds of the recording, where the name of the lobbyist is said by Holmes Norton, have been redacted by the source.)
  • Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    09/13/2010 4:41:45 PM PDT · by Broker · 8 replies
    Financial Edge ^ | Posted: July 6, 2010 2:29PM | Jean Folger
    A bond is a contract to repay borrowed money within a specified term and with fixed-interval interest payments. Build America Bonds (BABs) were created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama in February 2009, with the intention of providing a low cost means of borrowing for state, municipality and county agencies. Build America Bonds are taxable fixed-income securities that help these agencies finance capital expenditures through subsidized borrowing. (snip ) The Pros • 35% subsidy/tax credit • Interest rates comparable to corporate bonds - this means the bonds are typically high-yielding • Allow municipalities...
  • Amazing Footage: Is the Gulf Sea Floor about to Explode?

    08/05/2010 7:03:36 PM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 71 replies
    Liveleak ^ | August 4, 2010 | Liveleak
    I have no idea if I am posting this correctly as I rarely post things. But this is pretty amazing video. I wonder why the media has not picked up on it? The Obama administration says the Oil leak is nothing to worry about now. Nobody knows what the truth is since the goverment has imposed a news blackout of the Oil Leak. You can be sure that this administration is hiding something, the imposed news blackout makes that case by its mere existence.
  • Wilders: Interesting Developments in The Netherlands

    08/02/2010 5:52:56 AM PDT · by Ayn And Milton · 12 replies · 8+ views
    The weekend brought highly interesting developoments in the attempts at forming a new Dutch government ('cabinet', officially our 'goverment' equals 'cabinet + Sovereign'). After Labour leader Cohen rejected several options to make a cabinet with the christian-democrats, the CDA, the potential rightwing partners made a new attempt. As it stands, the VVD (resembling the U.S. Republicans, although they call themselves 'liberal' over here), the CDA, and the PVV, led by Geert Wilders, struck a new deal for the eventual real forming of a cabinet. CDA and VVD provisionally agreed to take place in a minority government, whilst Wilders announced that...
  • Micheal Yon

    04/02/2010 4:49:02 AM PDT · by cwcsunflower · 10 replies · 968+ views
    Micheal Yon Online magazine ^ | 4/2/10 | Micheal Yon
    Published: 02 April 2010 April 1st, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Michael Yon continues to question why he was arrested upon arrival at Seattle- Tacoma International Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for his refusal to answer a question about how much money he makes. Commenting yesterday on his Facebook page about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal filed with the USCBP by the group Americans for Limited Government (ALG), Yon wrote, “Does the United States government have a right to arrest people for refusing to say who they work for, and how much money they earn? They arrested me....
  • After America, There is No Place to Go

    02/12/2010 9:11:40 AM PST · by Commander X · 18 replies · 1,964+ views
    Blog ^ | Kitty Werthmann
    After America, There is No Place to Go America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away. By: Kitty Werthmann What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took...
  • A Different Look at the Wee-Wee We Are In

    12/29/2009 11:04:01 AM PST · by YihYthink · 2 replies · 451+ views
    Different Look at the Wee-Wee We Are In I’m a conservative and have a lens that I look through which breaks things down in terms of left and right, because it clearly fits the times we are living in. Yet this morning as I was sipping my coffee looking at the story in which the Department of Labor is reporting inflation but it is not being reported. This started a process of thinking that also fits the times we are living in. I have an uncle Ed who was a very successful attorney, retired very wealthy yet in his later...
  • Time for Civil Disobedience

    12/07/2009 5:46:35 AM PST · by formosa · 57 replies · 1,383+ views
    formosa | 12/07/09 | Rebecca Wilson
    This is for discussion and ideas of what to do about impending coersed healthcare (cap and trade can be added as well). We must co-ordinate with other organizations and websites to take actions necessary to kill this bill. The News does not report the publics contempt for all the many dictatorial and life altering sections of this bill. As a matter of fact, not much of the public actually know what is in this beast. But we do know the vast majority of the public do not want it. Some of my ideas are contacting The Chamber of Commerces across...
  • Unions a Danger to Good Government

    12/01/2009 9:42:07 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 12/01/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    What happens when a private sector union gets far too many benefits to the point where the business for which its membership works goes under or whose existence is threatened? Punishment. Unions either take a reduction of benefits or pay -- or both -- and cuts in time or jobs in order to right the ship and keep the business afloat occur. Just like punishment comes to businesses that make bad business decisions, private employee unions also realize punishment for overreach. At the risk of losing the whole enterprise both for unions and owners, the market serves to correct excess....
  • Bank Closing Information October 23, 2009

    10/24/2009 10:42:31 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies · 414+ views
    FDIC ^ | 10/23/09
    First Dupage Bank, Westmont, IL Riverview Community Bank, Otsego, MN Bank of Elmwood, Racine, WI Hillcrest Bank Florida, Naples, FL Flagship National Bank, Bradenton, FL American United Bank, Lawrenceville, GA Partners Bank, Naples, FL
  • New Game

    08/19/2009 8:58:43 AM PDT · by safetysign · 3 replies · 377+ views
    The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism by having the government take over everything! Tokens include a bus, a teleprompter, a sprig of arugula and a waffle iron. Wanna play? No??? Too bad, you're already playing...and quite frankly, in this game, nobody wins!

    07/23/2009 3:40:28 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 32 replies · 1,221+ views
    Red Diva ^ | 7/23/09 | Red Diva
    From the time of her announcement as the Vice Presidential selection by Senator John McCain, Governor Sarah Palin has been the target of a nearly solid wall of attacks from the Democrats. It was obvious to them from the very beginning that with her popularity rating in her home state of Alaska, her knowledge of the issues, added to the fact she is an attractive, young woman with a family must have terrified them. Could it be that she could actually lead the Republicans to the White House in 2009? Speaking from a Conservative viewpoint, I think it goes without...
  • The American Form of Government (great learning tool of the different type governments)

    06/17/2009 1:51:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Great video that shows 4 types of political systems (Oligarchy, Democracy, Republic, Anarchy). Worth your 10 minutes of time to watch.
  • Memorial Day SHOCKER - Pentagon burns our troops' Bibles

    05/25/2009 10:18:20 AM PDT · by CARepublicans · 82 replies · 4,097+ views
    Pay in the Name of Jesus Project ^ | May 25, 2009 | Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
    URGENT NEW PETITION for our troops and chaplains. Please click, sign, WE WILL FAX your petition automatically to 435 members of Congress (saving you hours of labor!) BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon Burns Soldiers Bibles - Military Chaplains Attacked A Pentagon spokesman under the Obama Administration has just acknowledged seizing and burning the privately owned Bibles of American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The Bibles had been printed in the local Pashto and Dari languages, and sent by private donors last year to American Christian soldiers and chaplains, for distribution to American troops on overseas military bases during optionally-attended Christian worship services. Had...
  • Where You Won't Shop in 2009

    01/22/2009 5:59:19 PM PST · by shielagolden · 55 replies · 1,415+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | Tom Van Riper
    Where You Won't Shop in 2009 While industry executives and shoppers will remember 2008 as the year the party ended, figure 2009 to be the year of the hangover. Already, Circuit City, Linens 'N Things and Mervyn's stores are going away. Sharper Image is too, though the company will continue to sell some of its high-end gadgets through license agreements with other retailers. More pain is on the way. One-third of U.S. women recently surveyed by America's Research Group said they plan no clothing purchases--none--in 2009. Normally, it's just 4%. That means the market is still far too saturated with...
  • Assessor: Catholic Archdiocese owes millions (church)

    01/14/2009 9:59:19 AM PST · by shielagolden · 15 replies · 816+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | Erin Allday
    Assessor: Catholic Archdiocese owes millions Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer San Francisco will try to collect up to $15 million in taxes from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, which is refusing to pay certain taxes on properties the church is transferring from one Catholic nonprofit organization to another. That tax bill would be the second largest of its kind in San Francisco history. But the archdiocese has appealed the charge, saying the church should be exempt from property transfer taxes for a variety of reasons - primarily because the properties are being moved among groups that all are a part...
  • United Nations' Power Will Grow Under President Obama(Global Poverty Act S.2433)

    01/01/2009 10:44:22 AM PST · by shielagolden · 56 replies · 1,749+ views ^ | Dec 31, 2008 | Vincent Gioia
    United Nations' Power Will Grow Under President Obama Our incoming president has many plans that will drastically affect our country but few are more insidious and far reaching than his legislation to address "global poverty." Obama said "Eliminating global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges we face, with billions of people around the world forced to live on just dollars a day. We can – and must – make it a priority of our foreign policy ..." While in the senate our president-elect Barack Hussein Obama (it's ok to use his middle name now) joined with RINO U.S. Senator...
  • Canada hauls US to WTO over beef, pork rules

    12/31/2008 4:57:58 PM PST · by shielagolden · 15 replies · 492+ views ^ | 12/30/08 |
    Canada hauls US to WTO over beef, pork rules Geneva: Canada filed a World Trade Organization complaint over a new U.S. law that requires retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling for fresh beef and pork, officials said. The Canadian government said it was concerned the U.S. rules were discriminating against Canadian agricultural exporters, who have lobbied hard for a legal challenge at the WTO. "We believe that the country-of-origin legislation is creating undue trade restrictions to the detriment of Canadian exporters," Minister of International Trade Stockwell Day said in a statement. The WTO confirmed receipt of Canada's complaint. Canadian farm groups...
  • House GOP Picks Some Time to Rediscover Its ‘Principles’

    10/01/2008 5:17:10 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 14 replies · 504+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 1, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    House Republicans picked a heck of a time to rediscover their free-market “principles.” The pork-barreling GOP luminaries – who during their time in the majority couldn’t be bothered to get federal spending under control, fix Social Security, reform the tax code or lift the ban on offshore drilling – are suddenly committed to limited government. The same underachievers who didn’t raise a finger when they had the power to keep Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from endangering the nation’s entire financial structure, nor to exercise leadership on reform of the Community Reinvestment Act (which the Bush Administration wanted), now can’t...
  • The Power & Promise of American Realism

    06/09/2007 1:14:21 PM PDT · by gpapa · 404+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 09, 2007 | Condoleezza Rice
    (Editor's note: the Secretary of State delivered the following address to the Economic Club of New York on June 7, 2007.) Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It's an honor to join you tonight to help you celebrate your centennial anniversary. For 100 years now, the Economic Club of New York has been one of the intellectual capitals of the most dynamic city in the world. You have shaped the world of ideas. You have done so with reason, and passion, and civility. And you have helped to guide America, thoughtfully and confidently, though times of change and challenge.
  • Katie is in danger (Granddaughter of tinman, currently working in Iraq)

    04/24/2007 9:08:14 AM PDT · by Glinda · 50 replies · 2,330+ views
    The situation with Katie has gotten worse. The DHS caseworker is moving to terminate my daughter's rights to Katie. This comes after the visitations where all went well and the reports reflect that. Thank God our lawyer has a copy of all the reports. It seems that DHS is playing Solomon by making my daughter pick between the 8 yr.old who has developed two masses in her brain and Katie. We have faxed all the reps and sen. in both states and pray that we can get some results from that. When I get done here I will be contacting...
  • does any one know how old you have to be to drive in kuwait ?

    09/16/2006 9:40:09 AM PDT · by jmitchell · 48 replies · 934+ views
    erm whats this
  • Will the Government Take Your Home?

    08/14/2006 12:55:11 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 684+ views
    parade ^ | August 6, 2006 | Sean Flynn
    Joy and Carl Gamble bought an English stucco house in Norwood, Ohio, in 1969. They raised two children there and worked seven days a week in their small grocery store to pay off the mortgage. “ We had the house fixed up just the way we liked it,” Carl says. “When we retired, we planned to sit down and enjoy it.” But now the Gambles live in their daughter’s basement. Their house stands vacant in the weedy field that was their neighborhood—seized by the city and transferred to a developer who wants to build shops, offices and condominiums. In Long...
  • "State shutdown simply 'puzzles' many in North Jersey"

    07/03/2006 9:01:47 AM PDT · by Swanks · 63 replies · 2,064+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | July 3, 2006 | DUNSTAN PRIAL
    "State shutdown simply 'puzzles' many in North Jersey" (but no doubt causes death by last Friday in a Republican Administration) Listen to the tone of this puff piece from this shameless simpleton on the NJ Gov't shutdown. The poor would have been dying in the streets last friday if the Republicans controlled the Gov't. It took all weekend but they close with a 'blame republicans' soundbite for the sheeple to parrot. From the Meadowlands to the malls, New Jerseyans were perplexed and conflicted Sunday by Governor Corzine's decision to shut down many state services in a bid to end a...

    11/21/2005 9:52:53 AM PST · by capebuffalo · 32 replies · 1,086+ views
    E-Mail | 11-21-05 | Unknown
    Please read and pass on. Make it's way around the U.S.A So if the government determined that it is against the law for the words" under God" to be on our money, then, so be it. And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments "are not to be used in or on a government installation, then so be it. And since they already have prohibited any prayer in the schools,on which they deem their authority, then so be it. I say "so be it' because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in a...
  • Alito Often Ruled for Religious Expression

    11/21/2005 3:53:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 714+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 - Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. has compiled a brief but unmistakable record, lawyers and analysts say, that makes him a leader in the camp of conservative theorists and judges who believe federal courts have been too quick to limit religious activities in public life. During his 15 years sitting in Newark as a member of a federal appeals court, Judge Alito has sided almost uniformly with those who have complained vigorously in recent years that zealousness in enforcing the Constitution's separation of church and state has unfairly inhibited religious practices. Judge Alito, President Bush's nominee for...
  • E-RFD: New Elementary Particle Discovered

    11/14/2005 12:06:45 PM PST · by oxcart · 93 replies · 1,425+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | 11/14/2005 | By Staff
    E-RFD: New Elementary Particle Discovered A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Governmentium." Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by force particles called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of orbiting peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert.. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction within its field range, which like gravity is unlimited but...
  • Big Government Is Not a Goal, It Is a Tactic -- And Now It Is a Republican Tactic

    09/16/2005 5:13:00 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 110 replies · 1,508+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 16, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    I used to believe that the Democrats sought to expand government because of a philosophical affinity for socialism and social spending. Tonight, after watching the President’s Grand Central Plan for the Redevelopment of the Gulf Coast, I realized that the old collectivist philosophies were just excuses for justifying and celebrating what they wanted to do anyway: take credit through taking control. The real motivation to spend was simply that they were the party in power and could therefore take credit for the spending. Every dollar spent ingratiated voters and advertised the party. Likewise, the party out of power is outflanked...
  • FEMA as DMV Bureaucracy@work.

    09/09/2005 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 619+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | September 9, 2005 | RIch Lowry
    Among all the perils facing survivors in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — drowning, starvation, toxic waters, poisonous snakes — sexual harassment had to be far down the list. But days after the disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had 1,400 firefighters from around the country who had volunteered to help in New Orleans sitting in a conference room in Atlanta undergoing eight hours of training that included a sexual-harassment class. All this before they were allowed even to go to the Gulf Coast area to give out fliers and FEMA’s phone number. Hurricane Katrina has laid bare the peculiar...
  • Are We, the People, the Enemy?

    08/05/2005 7:34:27 PM PDT · by servingchrist · 36 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | 7-13-2005 | Nancy Levant
    Are We, the People, the Enemy? Nancy Levant Well, they are certainly not listening to us, and that is quite a dilemma. For the last year or two, every time I wrote to Congress and expressed my concerns for things like the Patriot Act, CAFTA, the Endangered Species Act, etc., I get responses that 1) don’t address any of the points I made in my letters, and 2) I am told in no uncertain terms why the Patriot Act, CAFTA, and other legislation will, in fact, be supported. One of my reps actually had the nerve to say that CAFTA...