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  • MN: Councilman with Gun acts, defends Colleagues

    01/28/2015 10:35:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In the dramatic video from inside the New Hope, Minnesota city council chambers, one of the council members reacts to the sound of gunfire outside of the doors by drawing his own weapon and preparing to defend his colleagues.  Link to video: It is clear that the council member on the left of the screen has considered this sort of scenario, and is mentally prepared.   Immediately after the shots are fired, you hear a voice saying, "Get down!, Get down!".  As the video progresses, and shows the councilman with the handgun on the left, it is clear that he...
  • Scaring People About e-Cigarettes: A Public Health Disgrace

    01/28/2015 8:41:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/28/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to Dr. Gilbert Ross, Medical and Executive Director, American Council on Science and Health… Smoking is America’s most important, and preventable, public health problem: It is estimated that almost a half-million of us will succumb prematurely to smoking’s deadly effects each year, with twenty-times that number sickened. Among our 43 million smokers, over half try to quit each year, yet less than one in twenty succeed. The FDA approved products—patches, gums, and drugs—help “boost” that to about one in ten, an abysmal “success” rate of 10 percent. Yet, the official line, from the FDA and the CDC on down,...
  • An Auschwitz Anniversary

    01/28/2015 8:39:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | Alan Caruba
    Auschwitz is not some place that existed a long time ago. It was yesterday There was some serious irony when U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew gathered together with French President Francois Hollande and a Russian delegation led by Sergei Ivanov, Putin’s chief of staff, along with leaders from Germany and Austria to participate in the January 27 ceremony commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945 by Russian troops. I suspect that an entire generation or two born after that year, 70 years ago, may have little or no knowledge of what Auschwitz was. It was a Nazi death camp...
  • The Michelle Obama Valerie Jarrett Publicity Hound Tag Team

    01/28/2015 8:37:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Every girl’s life matters to Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett only so long as those lives can be exploited for publicity Are first lady Michelle Obama and her mentor Valerie Jarrett, who is her husband’s senior advisor, complicit in a publicity stunt making it appear that they champion women’s rights? While Michelle Obama seized the spotlight by not wearing a head scarf when meeting with Saudi officials in Riyadh yesterday, Jarrett was sending out this message on Twitter: “Every girl’s life matters. Every woman should be able to go about her day and be safe and treated with respect.” The...
  • The Deadly Dangerous U.S.-Cuba Deal

    01/28/2015 7:21:52 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 4 replies
    The Phildelphia Trumpet ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | G. Flurry
    In December, U.S. President Barack Obama surprised the world by announcing that America would restore diplomatic ties with Cuba after 53 years of hostility. The terms of the deal completely favor Cuba. Cuba did not have to abandon communism or reform its dictatorial governance. The U.S. got nothing out of this deal. Then why did the president make this deal? Only our booklet America Under Attack fully answers that question! (Request your free copy.) What is this all about? We could write quite a bit about the president bypassing Congress and using yet another executive action to make this deal....
  • State Agency Wants $1,500 for a No-Cost Electronic File

    01/28/2015 7:20:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2015 | Tom Gantert
    When Mike LaFaive visited the Michigan Liquor Control Commission's Lansing office in the course of research he was doing, he asked an employee for copies of a spreadsheet and some other public records. The staffer responded that the information could be provided that day if he had a flash drive. Circumstances did not permit this, so LaFaive, the fiscal policy director of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, later submitted a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request asking for the records. The state agency then told him that if he wanted the information, he would have to pay $1,500 to cover...
  • Greece's Syriza Party: We’re Not on Board with Sanctions on Russia

    It looks like not all European governments signed off on yesterday’s joint statement encouraging new sanctions on Russia. The Wall Street Journal reports: Greece’s new government, though, jumped into an early diplomatic spat with Brussels over the statement, which it said it hadn’t approved. The statement “was circulated without having followed the correct procedure for ensuring the consent of member states and, in particular, without ensuring Greece’s consent,” said Dimitrios Tzanakopolous, a senior aide to new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The disagreement suggests the election victory of Mr. Tsipras’s left-wing Syriza party on Sunday could deepen divides within the...
  • Speed Limit Reform Died Last Year but May be Revived

    01/28/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Figuring out how much government makes from speeding tickets is a fool’s game. Just ask the National Motorists Association, the one group whose mission it is to know. “We will not be unwitting cannon fodder for self-serving government programs, over-bearing police departments or greedy courts,” states its website. Michigan Capitol Confidential contacted the NMA to see if it had tallies on speeding ticket revenue in Michigan. Speed limit reform bills in both chambers failed to make it out of committee last session but are expected to reappear this session. Jim Walker, the executive director of the NMA, says that the...
  • Ten times more Americans than first est will lose employer-based health ins under Obamacare: CBO

    01/28/2015 6:02:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The latest data on Obamacare analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office shows that 10 million Americans are likely to lose their employer-based insurance by 2021 as companies dump their workers onto the Obamacare exchanges. That's 10 times the number originally projected by the CBO. About 1 of every 16 workers will be affected. The latest CBO report has not garnered a lot of attention, even though it contains the modestly good news that Obamacare is not costing as much as the CBO thought it would in 2010. That said, another reason the left and the administration may not be touting...
  • ND: Gun Law Reform Introduced

    01/28/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An omnibus gun law reform bill has been introduced in North Dakota by Representative Roscoe Streyle, from Minot.  The bill, HB 1241(pdf), would bring into law many reforms that have proven popular in other states.   Among the reforms in the bill: 1. The restrictions on the use of legal gun mufflers and short barreled rifles for hunting would be removed.  These restrictions never made any sense, and are being eliminated all over the country.  35 states do not prevent the use of gun mufflers for hunting; no legislative purpose for the heavy handed restrictions on gun mufflers has been...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    01/28/2015 5:15:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That [first though, red tag shaming]

    01/28/2015 4:05:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2015
    In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He's on the front lines of enforcing these rules. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for...
  • Seattle government now going through citizens’ trash for public shaming, revenue

    01/27/2015 8:42:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sure, the incentive to compost is the putative reason for this regulation, but exactly how is it enforced? In order for city officials and trash collectors to know you have committed the civic sin of disposing of leftover food in your trashcan, they have to examine the contents of your trashcan. Let’s hope the citizens of Seattle and trash collectors can come to some kind of silent truce over this. Do they collectors really want to examine every load they dump into the truck for transgressions? (Lord help us, the city probably offers a bonus of taxpayer money for tagging...
  • New Program: Crowdfunding Government

    01/27/2015 6:36:59 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/20/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In promoting a new variation on its expansive mission, a recent Michigan Economic Development Corporation press release referenced a "surge in new businesses, restaurants and shops." However, none of those enterprises will receive any of the $50,000 MEDC is kicking in to a “crowdfunding” project sponsored by the Michigan Municipal League, a lobbying and information resource organization funded by local governments. Instead, a total of $100,000 will be turned over to the City of Ypsilanti to convert a city-owned farmers market called the Freighthouse into a “community center.” Essentially, a state “economic development” agency is helping a government-funded lobbyist organization...
  • Daily Beast Lies: American Family Association is “Hate Group”

    01/27/2015 4:41:04 PM PST · by WXRGina · 12 replies
    World News Bureau ^ | January 27, 2015 | Gina Miller
    There is no doubt that many, if not most, conservatives could not care less what those on the hard Left have to say. I understand this, but I also know that the lies of the Left (and lies are all they have to push their demented, tyrannical agenda) should be noted and refuted, because if left alone, they will become the "truth" that dictates the policies of our nation. This will make the second column in a row in which I have featured some outlandish lies of liberal columnists. Last week, it was ludicrous claims from the New York...
  • No More Mosques in Lombardy Region, Italy, from Today

    01/27/2015 4:01:48 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 27 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Victory! Something is changing. Some positive effects of the Charlie Hebdo atrocities are felt in Italy, with crackdown on the cult of Islam. First Massimo Bitonci, the mayor of the city of Padua, in the region of Venice (Veneto), Northern Italy, simply and clearly said: "No more mosques in Padua. The city council will not grant any more public space for the building of mosques and Islamic places of worship." Padua's councillor Marina Buffoni sent the city's police to Muslim meeting places, to confiscate posters and images of women in burka. She said: "These posters showed women completely covered...
  • The Collapse of Europe? The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse

    01/27/2015 3:00:01 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 14 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Worker Ant #11
    The Collapse of Europe? The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse Europe won the Cold War. Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States squandered its peace dividend in an attempt to maintain global dominance, and Europe quietly became more prosperous, more integrated, and more of a player in international affairs. Between 1989 and 2014, the European Union (EU) practically doubled its membership and catapulted into third place in population behind China and India. It currently boasts the world’s largest economy and also heads...
  • Despite Obama’s Call for Cheap, Fast Internet, Many Cities Aren’t Allowed to Provide It

    01/27/2015 2:53:26 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 4 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Worker Ant #11
    Last Tuesday evening during the State of the Union address, President Obamapledged “to protect a free and open Internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest networks.” Obama is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to challenge a wave of state laws blocking the construction of municipal broadband networks, which are high-speed Internet services run by local communities. Here’s what you need to know about the president’s proposal and what it might mean for consumers. Why Can’t Cities Just Build Their Own Broadband Networks? Although there are about 300 municipal broadband networks...
  • Three Words Explain Obama’s Visit To Saudi Arabia: Stability Is King, Now More Than Ever

    01/27/2015 2:50:52 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 6 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Worker Ant #11
    Three Words Explain Obama’s Visit To Saudi Arabia: Stability Is King Almost 70 years ago, a fading President Franklin Roosevelt, returning from Yalta, held a historic meeting on board a U.S. destroyer with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama met with King Salman, one of Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud’s sons. Much has changed in the U.S.-Saudi relationship. But the elements that drove FDR and all of his successors to maintain and strengthen those ties—oil and regional stability–are still in place. The United States and Saudi Arabia never shared common values. The arrest and...
  • Awarded Millions, Wind Turbine Company Defaults on State Loan

    01/27/2015 1:24:36 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/23/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In 2009, Ventower Industries issued a press release with the headline, “Another ARRA Success Story – New Funds Mean More Jobs in Monroe.” The news was that Ventower, which was supposed to make wind turbine towers and bases, had been given $2.5 million by the federal government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or the "stimulus" package. U.S. Congressmen John Dingell called it a “watershed moment.” In 2010, the News Herald newspaper in Southgate called Ventower Industries “another successful project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” because it had received a $2.3 million grant and $1.2 million...
  • It’s official: Obama traded five terrorists for a deserter

    01/27/2015 10:26:54 AM PST · by Starman417 · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-27-15 | DrJohn
    It has been concluded that Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter: The Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by Taliban-aligned militants last year in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners, with desertion, according to a former military intelligence officer. Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who now works at the London Center for Policy Research, told Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night that he's learned of the military's decision from two sources. "The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl ... will be charged with desertion," he said. Asked for comment on the claim, Army...
  • This Is The Beginning Of The End For The Euro

    01/27/2015 10:23:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/27/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The long-anticipated collapse of the euro is here. When European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled an open-ended quantitative easing program worth at least 60 billion euros a month on Thursday, stocks soared but the euro plummeted like a rock. It hit an 11 year low of $1.13, and many analysts believe that it is going much, much lower than this. The speed at which the euro has been falling in recent months has been absolutely stunning. Less than a year ago it was hovering near $1.40. But since that time the crippling economic problems in southern Europe have gone...
  • A vital means of reversing foreign oil dependency

    01/27/2015 9:53:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Let’s reverse our dangerous dependency on foreign energy sources, and in-so-doing reduce the unnecessary expenditure in blood and treasure Energy – especially availability and most especially foreign oil dependency – is a huge national concern. In the aggregate, energy is perhaps the greatest of all concerns related to American national security. If we look at foreign oil dependency alone, we see that the U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on energy imports, with much of this energy imported from Middle Eastern nations. Since there is no way to adequately determine – much less direct or demand –...
  • Latest Obama executive order: 12 million acres of ANWR now off limits

    01/27/2015 9:51:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Screw you, Alaska. Obama has simply engaged in yet another assault on this nation's economic vitality About a third of all the jobs in Alaska are connected to oil exploration and development. And the ability to keep the oil industry vibrant in Alaska is very much dependent on the Trans-Alaska pipeline. So you’d think an administration that claims to be about keeping good jobs viable would have an interest in seeing to it that oil continues to flow freely through the pipeline - not only for the sake of Alaska’s economic viability but also for the sake of the nation’s...
  • The Temperature at Which Global Warming Freezes

    01/27/2015 9:48:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    The Warmist does. To see Global Warming while walking through a blizzard, is itself an act of faith The sky over New York City was a falling sheet of white. Trails of footprints, work boots, paw prints, sneakers and bird claws, told their own story of how the residents of city were getting through the blizzard to their daily errands. Shoppers lugged home milk as if cows were going extinct. Miniature snowmen decorated mailboxes and garbage trucks towing orange plows clattered down empty streets. Nowhere in the city was the blizzard more pronounced than in Central Park, designed a century...
  • The Blizzard That Wasn’t

    01/27/2015 9:46:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Alan Caruba
    Over-reaction of meteorologists and politicians Dateline: January 27, 2015 - 3 to 4 AM, New York City and Tri-State area. There was no climate change where I live in a suburb of Newark, N.J. if by “climate change” you meant a dramatic blizzard with high winds and several feet of snow. It’s winter and you get the occasional, rare blizzard every few years, but more often you get snowstorms. That’s not “change” by any definition. Listening to WABC radio follow events with callers from around the Tri-State area calling in with far more accurate reports than the meteorologists was an...
  • With all attention on ‘Juno’, they flocked to Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 9:42:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    We now all know why ‘Snow Job & the Seven Meteorologists’ went so far out of their way to frighten people to obsess over the coming biggest blizzard in all of history As 28 million Americans were supposedly taking cover from history’s worst predicted blizzard, what was a buoyant Barack Obama really doing? Proudly leading a ceremony that paid respect to Saudi Arabia’s newly-ensconced King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. With most class chatter on what Canada Free Press (CFP) calls ‘Snow Job & the Seven Meteorologists’, Obama was speaking for all Americans in defending the U.S. government’s absolute willingness...
  • Reid Can’t Read [semi-satire]

    01/27/2015 9:19:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) acknowledged that injuries to his eye sustained in an exercise apparatus mishap last month prevent him from reading. Rather than being an impediment to his legislative performance, though, Reid insists that it will be an asset. “The premise that a lawmaker needs to read the words he is enacting into law is erroneous,” Reid asserted. “Attempting to read the 1000 page bills we are asked to act upon is time consuming and, ultimately, unnecessary. Even when I could read I couldn’t bring myself to wade through the 2000 pages of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Obama’s steno pool always writes what its boss tells them to write

    01/27/2015 8:36:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The self-important Boston Globe ran an editorial that is a microcosm of how the Left manages to be so consistently wrong on so many substantive issues. The piece had to do with the supposed wrongheadedness of Republican House Speaker John Boehner. It seems that according to the Globe, Boehner has committed some kind of treasonous act by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, to address a joint session of Congress without asking permission from their boss President Barack Obama. The writer moans that such an undercutting of Obama’s authority will damage the delicate negotiations Obama is in with the Iranians;...
  • Larson: Black Lives Matter Indeed

    01/27/2015 7:49:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Twin Falls Times-News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Neal Larson
    I sometimes gauge the virtue of a particular public policy by posing a hypothetical question: What if we promoted this policy exclusively within a disadvantaged sector? Secular progressives love assisted suicide. They fawned all over Brittany Maynard’s decision to take her own life last year, declaring the beauty of such a thoughtful, pensive, decision. After all, any decision that requires so much deep thought and garners a large online following must be the right one. So here’s the test. What if we marketed assisted suicide as an option, especially to inner-city blacks? Television commercials and billboards could tout a peaceful...
  • Video: Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion, but …

    01/27/2015 6:28:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Whatever happened to the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban? Last year, the Obama administration traded five high-ranking Taliban commanders to get Bergdahl back, but men in his former unit immediately objected to the trade, accusing Bergdahl of having deserted before his capture. Months later, there still has been no final determination of Bergdahl’s status — at least none made public. Last night, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer told Bill O’Reilly that the Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion, but that the White House — and specifically Ben Rhodes, the national-security adviser/speechwriter to Barack Obama —...
  • Richard Davis, Inventor of Soft Body Armor, at the Shot Show

    01/27/2015 5:32:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Richard Davis, in short sleeves, at the Shot Show, Las Vegas, 2015 At the Shot Show this year, I was working away in the media room.  Media are given a room and special access at the Shot Show, as they are most places.   A guard at the door insures that only the privileged are allowed inside.  (The management also provides free food.)  I was chatting with Destinee of FateofDestinee fame when I got the call.   Richard Davis was at the shot Show and willing to talk!  Richard Davis is legendary to gun culture people born before 1960.   He has...
  • Greenfield: The Temperature at Which Global Warming Freezes

    01/27/2015 5:18:12 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 The Temperature at Which Global Warming Freezes Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The sky over New York City was a falling sheet of white. Trails of footprints, work boots, paw prints, sneakers and bird claws, told their own story of how the residents of city were getting through the blizzard to their daily errands. Shoppers lugged home milk as if cows were going extinct. Miniature snowmen decorated mailboxes and garbage trucks towing orange plows clattered down empty streets. Nowhere in the city was the blizzard more pronounced than in Central Park, designed...
  • Islamic Leader (Pakistani) Threatens World War 3: Charlie Hebdo Its Catalyst

    01/27/2015 1:02:16 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 2 replies
    Adina Kutnicki A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 27, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ASSUREDLY, westerners have to keep their eyes peeled on a multitude of Islamic threats...there is one which receives too little attention, and it is nuclear armed Pakistan.
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Vanity - Churchill: "Their Finest Hour" and Other Great Speeches

    01/26/2015 6:21:30 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 23 replies
    Self
    The words of this speech have resonated with me since the first time I heard them over a half-century ago. They are most relevant at this crucial time in our History, when all of the manifest Evil of totalitarianism is unleashed upon us. And look at our putative "leaders!" They are nothing more than a cadre of appeasers, Quislings, and apparatchiks! You may well differ with me – I say God bless Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Trey Gowdy and others of their ilk! They stand for America as I have stood and most here have stood! It is indeed time...
  • The dangerous message behind Ted Cruz's Judeo-Christian values

    01/26/2015 4:42:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 27, 2015 Shvat 7, 5775 | Benjy Cannon
    Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently made a splash by agreeing to appear at a glitzy retreat for observant Jews. There, he will likely promote his hawkish foreign policy, but would be wise to avoid another of his favorite topics, the “Judeo-Christian" values which he says make up America's moral foundation. These values belie a dangerous, exclusionary worldview, deeply at odds with the universal American dream Cruz claims they represent. Politico, which described Cruz as “a likely Republican presidential candidate and vocal Pro-Israel hawk,” speculated that this was likely an early effort on Cruz’s part to woo Jewish elites and powerbrokers....
  • But Hey, It’s FREE!

    01/26/2015 3:41:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Jim Yardley
    The last program that passed through Congress to demonstrate their belief that Obama knew better than anyone what the nation needed was nicknamed Obamacare. You can always count on our President, Barack Obama, for some gimmicky giveaway idea that will appeal to the nearly untutored who don’t understand the one simple fact that is never, ever discussed when Obama unveils his latest brainstorm. They never seem to be able to understand the simple idea that NOTHING IS FREE. Ever. Obama has proposed that if you are still breathing, you ought to be able to get an Associate’s Degree from any...
  • “Climate Change” Hypocrites and Their Fossil Fuel Guzzling Jets

    01/26/2015 3:38:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Look environmentally-smug, unsafe, duped behind the wheel of a Smart Car or something running on renewables such as solar, wind, or whatever unaffordable form of energy the “climate change” hucksters develop While the northeast is preparing for Snowmaggedon, 2-3 feet of snow, as if we’ve never had a few feet of snow before, the global warming turned climate change crowd is preparing for the upcoming global climate negotiations in December in Paris. Pharrell Williams tweeted “Let’s unite a billion voices to take #ClimateAction now” urging climate change awareness from his private jet in which he is pictured sitting alone. A...
  • Enormous Hope, Unchanging Vice

    01/26/2015 3:35:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Rob Cunningham
    Let us all seek to embrace, teach and reignite the true miracle of America If one man stands clearly apart from the entire western world, alone in his unwillingness to utter the simple phrase “radical Islamic extremism”, why on earth should Americans expect this same man to utter the simple phrase “personal responsibility” when facing racial issues; those not exclusively in our black communities, but within all American communities? Should we hope this one man who holds such vast political power, in part by fueling racial discord through his measured silence, incendiary comments, nefarious associations and all too frequent use...
  • U.S. Asking Google To Turn Over Their Data Is Against The Fourth Amendment

    01/26/2015 2:45:20 PM PST · by alexmark1917
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    #Google hands data to US Government in #WikiLeaks espionage case https://t.co/ocBQGvL4yl pic.twitter.com/MIxGiOu9si — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 26, 2015 Google hands over WikiLeaks emails, but is the first to exploit Charlie Hebdo and Sony's "the Interview". Why? https://t.co/D2Ir2Yi3Kq — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 25, 2015 'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the group’s spokesman in 2010, said he’s “appalled” that...
  • Tsipras, The Man With A Plan Since Being Elected Greek PM

    01/26/2015 2:37:11 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 4 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    Left-wing victor of Greece's election, Syriza's Alexis Tsipras, says: "Today the Greek people wrote history" http://t.co/OKEjqZ2FKe — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 25, 2015 Who is Alexis Tsipras – Greece's 'Harry Potter' or the man steering the EU towards an iceberg? http://t.co/vD4I4oVntV pic.twitter.com/ne4pj32aER — The Independent (@Independent) January 26, 2015 First act as PM, #Tsipras visits Kaisariani rifle range where Nazis executed 200 Greeks on 1 May 1944 v/@dgatopoulospic.twitter.com/a4CeNgsw66 — Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) January 26, 2015 Syriza’s Tsipras sworn in after Greek government formed with rightwingers New PM takes oath after radical leftists agree to share power with...
  • Obama Disses Alaska

    01/26/2015 12:45:33 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Alan Caruba
    Sen. Murkowski: “I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska.” Fifty million Americans who live in the northeast will experience what is predicted to be a historic blizzard from Monday evening through Tuesday. Cities and towns will virtually or literally close down. People will be told to stay indoors for their safety and to facilitate the crews that will labor to clear the roads of snow. In other words, welcome to Alaska, a place that is plenty cold most of the year and which is no stranger to snow and ice. Alaska, however,...
  • Obama and cognitive dissonance

    01/26/2015 12:21:44 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It has been argued that Obama's cognitive dissonance is demonstrated by His dealings with Iran and His other disruptive efforts in the Middle East.  Perhaps the contrary is more accurate. Basis of His foreign policies? An article at Front Page Magazine by Bruce Thorton is titled The Dangers of Obama's cognitive dissonance. It argues that Obama mistakenly believes that Iran and "we" want many of the same things and that He acts on that belief. The heart of this mistake is the belief that whatever their professed beliefs, all peoples everywhere are just like us and want the same things we want. Since...
  • Mixed Feelings About the Backlash Against the Press

    01/26/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-26-15 | Brother Bob
    The news cycle has been dominated by the events in Paris and Charlie Hebdo from last week, but there's another story about backlash against the press that's fallen by the wayside. In late 2012 a small New York Newspaper, The Journal News, decided to publish a map showing local gun owners' home addresses in the wake of the Newtown school shootings. It's natural that a shooting as horrific as Newtown's that anti-gun sentiment would surge, but one would think that news organizations would keep a cooler head before lashing out. The Journal News correctly pointed out that all of the...
  • Renewable Energy Advocate Falsely Claims Industry is not Supported by Taxpayer Dollars

    01/26/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/23/2015 | Tom Gantert
    An advocate of renewable energy claimed in a recent Detroit News op-ed that Michigan does not subsidize "clean energy." Dan Scripps, president of an industry trade association called the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, wrote: “It is important to clear up another point: Michigan does not subsidize renewable energy. Clean energy, including wind and solar, receives no subsidies from the state of Michigan.” The claim is contradicted by several sources. Research from the “North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center” tracks financial "incentives" that promote renewable energy offered by local, state and federal municipalities as well as utilities. According to the...
  • Judge alleges ‘fraud on the court’ by government attorneys in Dobyns case

    01/26/2015 9:59:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 January, 2015 | David Codrea
    Commenting on revelations about Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Department of Justice (DOJ) actions in the case of retired agent Jay Dobyns against his former employer, attorney David Hardy equated them with “a BATF and DOJ Watergate... or worse,” Friday. Noting that actions taken over a civil lawsuit evidently have included concealing evidence, secret threats against witnesses, and surveillance of attorneys and witnesses, the new information lends further credence to Dobyns’ allegations and appears to show government lawyers engaged in a criminal conspiracy. “For people like me, who have sympathized with Dobyns but tried to reserve...
  • New York’s most powerful politician taken away in FBI handcuffs

    01/26/2015 9:05:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/26/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    No words exist to fully describe the abject wickedness which has consumed Albany, NY as it fails in its sworn duty to protect and honor the public trust! “It is a cesspool unworthy of respect or trust and now stands naked in disgrace,” says NY POST editorial writer Michael Goodwin. (1) The “three-men-in-a-room” scenario of Governor, State Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the State House has ruled for decades, often in total disregard of legislators and ordinary constituents. But one man and one man alone in that room ruled New York, both state and city. His fiefdom of pay-to-play,...
  • President Issues Statement Commemorating 42nd Anniversary of Roe vs Wade [semi-satire]

    01/26/2015 8:56:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama hailed the 42nd anniversary of 1973’s Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion at any time for any reason throughout a woman’s pregnancy. “Since 1973 over 50 million unwanted births have been prevented,” Obama pointed out. “That’s 50 million mothers spared the toils and troubles of rearing children they did not want. That’s 50 million individuals spared the indignity of being an unwanted child.” The President also took this anniversary as an opportunity to call for “continued vigilance against those who would have us backtrack on this vital human right.” Two instances of “backtracking” as the President sees it are...
  • The unfair share that government has

    01/26/2015 7:41:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Rolf Yungclas
    Marxist wealth redistribution The President is convinced that he has been elected to make sure everyone gets their “fair share” - paid for by taking it from those he has determined somehow have an unfair share. Of course he doesn’t use the term unfair share, but if someone has been denied their fair share then someone else must have more money than they are supposed to have, in other words, an unfair share. The real unfair share, though, is the wealth appropriated by our corrupt federal government that is so often misused, misplaced and stolen. All this wealth appropriation the...