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  • With Normalcy in Ferguson Comes Impatience

    09/03/2014 12:39:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    Many people in Ferguson are not satisfied by the fact that things have calmed down and want to see Darren Wilson charged as soon as possible.It has been more than a week now since Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teenager in the St. Louis area, was laid to rest. Since then, life in Ferguson has largely returned to a relative normalcy. School has resumed, people are returning to their jobs and the media coverage has diminished dramatically as the world shifts its focus to places like Iraq and Syria. But there is nonetheless a sense of restlessness among many in...
  • WITH ISIS AND RUSSIA, NONE OF THE ABOVE IS NOT THE ANSWER

    09/02/2014 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 2, 2014
    WITH ISIS AND RUSSIA, NONE OF THE ABOVE IS NOT THE ANSWER Obama has decided not to make decisions. By Jed Babbin Why the shock at President Obama’s confession that he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with Syria and ISIS? Here’s the deal: a strategy—be it diplomatic or military or a combination of the two—can only be developed after a president decides what the policy objective is to be. His job is to decide what the desired result of a strategy is supposed to be, and our military leaders and diplomats are supposed to craft strategies to achieve that...
  • 'Lesbian Bridezillas' Town Considers Law to Punish Shop Owners' Refusal to do Business (PA)

    09/02/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 2, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In the wake of a media firestorm raging against the Christian owners of a bridal shop who refused to supply wedding dresses for lesbian brides, the town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is debating a possible law on whether shop owners have a right to refuse business to customers. Breitbart News reported last month that when Victoria and Thomas Miller, owners of the W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg refused to provide wedding dresses to lesbian brides because of their religious beliefs, they were bullied on social media and their website had been hacked to suggest their store had closed under pressure from...
  • 'Things in Ferguson Are Going to Change — For Real'

    09/02/2014 9:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Vice News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Danny Gold
    When Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was gunned down in Florida in 2012, Quinten Baker and Stevon Statom knew it was only a matter of time before something similar happened in St. Louis. And they knew the uproar it would cause. "I feel like it was supposed to happen, because all of this stuff has been going on in this city for so long," said 19-year-old Baker, who grew up in St. Louis County and was out protesting in Ferguson. "Now that this happened, everyone is standing up. We've had enough of it." More telling is what they expected...
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson (Particularly bad)

    09/02/2014 5:22:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Root ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris
    Process it yourself first, ask students what they want to know and by all means, don’t make the lesson colorblind. Find out these and more tips for classroom discussions about Michael Brown’s death.It’s no exaggeration to refer to the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, the treatment of protesters and civilians by a militarized police force in in its aftermath, and the context of racial inequality in which they all happened as an American tragedy. But there’s little time to mourn such a thing when you have to head back...
  • Fact Check: Are Americans “better off” since Obama took office?

    09/02/2014 4:50:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Politipage ^ | 09/02/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    President Obama appeared at a Labor Day event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he told a crowd of union supporters that "American workers and the American economy are better off since I became president."Since it is widely acknowledged that Americans have given Obama record setting disapproval numbers relative to his handling of the U.S. economy - we decided to fact check this statement. First let's review how America feels about this statement. According to the latest Gallup poll, a mere 35% of the country approves of Obama's handling of the economy. NBC News/Wall St Journal reported the same 35% (with 71%...
  • Governor Quinn, and a Week of Living the Dream

    09/02/2014 4:16:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 2, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he will live on $79 this week.. in a showcase for his call to raise the state’s minimum wage to a nice round ten dollars per hour… and he thinks that will help his campaign. Now, we can certainly grant that it’s a clever bit of showmanship – a governor being paid $177,000/year can hire an accountant to estimate the after-tax, after-housing funds of a “typical minimum wage worker” and then profess to be living on that amount for a week. He can hope that it showcases the need he imagines for poor people to...
  • 14 of the best quotes from a U.S. president known most for his silence

    09/02/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "A President should not only not be selfish, but he ought to avoid the appearance of selfishness. The people would not have confidence in a man that appeared to be grasping for office. It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness. They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exaltation which sooner or later impairs their judgment. They are in grave danger of becoming careless and arrogant.”
  • Leave Obama Alone!Liberals Actually Believe Obama Is the 1st President to Be Publicly Criticized

    09/02/2014 12:57:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    As the world burns, President Obama is taking criticism from all sides. Even Salon editor (and Free Beacon aficionado) Joan Walsh has conceded: “I’d probably have suggested not golfing after [Obama’s] moving statement on journalist James Foley’s execution.” Of course, most of this criticism is due to the prevalence of social media, but even so, Obama defenders have returned to one of their favorite arguments: Criticism of our current president is unprecedented; literally no one criticized the sitting president until 2009. Did Franklin Roosevelt play a lot golf during his presidency? Franklin. Roosevelt. Whatever, don’t want to step on the...
  • Top Soil may be Blown Away, but Subsoil will Restore it

    09/02/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/2/14 | Jerry Todd
    The fragile topsoil of freedom and enterprise can be clogged with the hardpan of regulations or blown away by the evil winds of “progressivism.” There are simple ways to draw from Subsoil (the combined application of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity)… See here for more details: http://www.principia-scientific.org/chaos-and-subsoil-where-science-prospers.html Lawmaking and bureaucracy must incorporate Subsoil into the conception, design and government operations to preserve the American Way of Life as the Founders intended. Sworn Constitutional officers must honor the solemnity of their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution in spite of political agendas. Five important questions must be asked, truthfully...
  • Keeping Calm and Carrying On This Winter

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

    09/02/2014 7:30:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama is acting like an agent of influence for the Russians, determined to obscure the reality of what is happening in front of our eyes. Even the liberal media couldn’t defend President Obama’s bizarre public statement about having no strategy to confront the Islamic State terrorist group. But many in the media went along with his failure to describe the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an invasion. Asked directly if he considered the “escalation in Ukraine an invasion,” Obama said on Thursday, “I consider the actions that we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what’s been taking place...
  • Calgary—Jihadi Capital of Canada

    09/02/2014 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Calgary is a permissive city when it comes to beating up Jews or perceived Jews and running to Syria to fight against the West On Friday, Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, released the 2014 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada. This year’s report highlights the threat to the country from homegrown terrorists. According to the report, by early 2014 the government has calculated 130 people have left Canada for Somalia, Syria and Afghanistan to fight for terrorist groups. Some have returned to Canada while others are believed to still be fighting or dead. What has been...
  • Michigan Debt Per Taxpayer: $19,300

    09/02/2014 7:27:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/30/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan has among the most debt per taxpayers in the nation, ranking ninth overall, according to the annual “Financial State of the States.” That’s actually a significant improvement from last year. The report is released by the Chicago-based group Truth in Accounting and measures the total assets and liabilities of the 50 states. The methodology of the report is unique because it includes analyzing unreported pension and retirement health care liabilities. Michigan has a taxpayer burden of $19,300 per person, which is down from an all-time high of $25,300 per person last year which ranked the state fifth. There are...
  • Did Michigan Gov. Snyder Create 275,000 jobs?

    09/02/2014 5:34:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/30/2014 | James Hohman
    There can be no question that the Michigan economy is recovering — only about the magnitude of the growth. The level of growth depends on where you look. As we get closer to the November general election, more people will question the degree of growth and whether the Snyder administration and Legislature has helped or hindered the state recovery. Gov. Snyder and his campaign team claim he has helped create "more than 275,000 jobs." Let's take a deeper look at that number. There have been substantial job gains in the payroll survey during Gov. Snyder's first term. This is a...
  • Former Reagan Advisor Calls-Out Obama's Abandonment of FORMAL Guarantee or Ukrainian Borders

    09/02/2014 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Dear Mr. President: If your word (and, by extension, that of the United States) means anything, now is the time to prove it. On Sept. 4-5, you will be attending the NATO Summit in Wales. It will offer you a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the many doubters and scoffers around the world that you, personally, and the United States, as a global superpower, still stands behinds it commitments, and its policies still carry weight. Regardless of how tired we all are in meeting military challenges and aggression, we endanger world peace and the future of our children if we...
  • Marines' laser weapon targeting enemy drones revealed

    09/01/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Allison Barrie
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Watch out, enemy drones. The U.S. military is developing laser weapons to smite you. The Office of Naval Research announced last week that it is building a laser weapon that will be able to shoot down aerial drones, spelling big trouble for any enemy who tries to target the U.S. Marines. GBAD – Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move – is a laser weapon designed to be installed on the Marines’ Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and other light tactical ground vehicles. Intended to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower, GBADs could prevent enemy drones from tracking and targeting...
  • ID: Twin Falls Repeals Illegal Gun Ordinance

    09/01/2014 3:37:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho, as with most states, has a preemption statute that guarantees uniform gun laws across the state.  The laws have proven to be popular in the United States.  All states have some form of preemption.   In New York, courts have ruled that the State handgun licensing law preempts local ordinances.  The laws vary in their application by state.  In the case of Twin Falls, an old ordinance prohibited the carrying of guns in county parks.  This was in violation of state law.  The County board understood the violation, and voted unanimously to repeal the offending language. From magicvalley.com: Commissioner...
  • Authority & Stereotypes Post Collapse

    09/01/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 8/25/14 | Selco
    I had friend who was cop. Actually he was police inspector (detective) when SHTF in first few weeks he simply used his badge and authority in chaos and „confiscate“ gold from people in the name of „cause“. The cause back then was to support our fight against the enemy troops who have surrounded our city. But the cause can be anything of course. At first it was story about how it is not secure to have gold inside home because bad security state in town, so it will be kept in safe in town hall. Sounds stupid maybe, but people...
  • Greenfield: The Deadly Israeli House Strikes Again

    09/01/2014 2:19:16 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, September 01, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, September 01, 2014 The Deadly Israeli House Strikes Again Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are few weapons as deadly as the Israeli house. When its brick and mortar are combined together, the house, whether it is one of those modest one story hilltop affairs or a five floor apartment building complete with hot and cold running water, becomes far more dangerous than anything green and glowing that comes out of the Iranian centrifuges. Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses. Iran can keep its nuclear...
  • Obama's Strategy For Dealing With ISIS, Global Terror Finally Revealed After Criticism

    09/01/2014 12:51:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    google Plus ^ | September 1, 2014 | Darrin Walker
    The world was aghast when Obama made his best "deer caught in the headlights" impersonation when revealing he had no plan for dealing with 'ISIS', instead suggesting a winner take all golf competition. But in reality, the Master Community leader military strategist, brilliant tactician, summa cum laude graduate of the Sun Tzu Military Institute and Culinary School had indeed had a strategy against the threats of ISIS and growing Islamic terrorist force, that in the face of criticism has now decided to reveal
  • The Vacant Presidency

    09/01/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/14 | Obie Usategui
    United States of America is hopelessly led by an unfit and improvised charlatan, whose South Side of Chicago spin-politics style have all but propelled this nation to unparalleled disarray and turmoil If you are, like me, in any way addicted to headline news, there is no way in the world you could have missed the highly redundant headline banners featuring Barack Obama’s golf outing charades of the last few weeks. Topping the story’s serial coverage, however, was Obama giving a speech regarding the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS on August 20th, while just minutes after the speech,...
  • While Christians are being murdered Obama holds the door open for Somali Islamist

    09/01/2014 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Minnesota has always been known for its thousands of lakes and cold winters; but now it is drawing attention as a recruiting ground for Islamists willing to fight for ISIS. According to recent reports and the examination of dead bodies, about 10 Minnesotans have joined ISIS in its crusade to destroy the world. The good news is that two of these swine have been killed, but the bad news is that there will likely be more of them coming forward to “settle a score” with Western Civilization. This festering situation has been in the works for a long time. The...
  • Witnessing a Failed Presidency

    09/01/2014 9:49:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/14 | Alan Caruba
    Increasingly evident that Obama does not want to fulfill the role of the Presidency to provide leadership in times of foreign and domestic crisis When we elect someone—anyone—to the office of President, it is only natural that we attribute great political skills, intellect, and judgment to that man. We want to believe we have selected someone with the ability to do what must be done in a dangerous and very complex world. This may explain why Presidents who have presided in times of war are more highly regarded than those that have not. Washington brought the nation into being by...
  • Another Labor Day for union thugs to cry in their beer and say, “Wait ‘til next year!”

    09/01/2014 8:50:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the 1940s and 1950s, when unions were at the height of their extortionist power, it seemed like every year the Brooklyn Dodgers would fall short of a championship and, with the lament of “Wait ‘til next year!” would fill the bars on Flatbush Avenue. While “next year” finally did come in 1955, the Dodgers quickly moved to Los Angeles and “next year” never came to Brooklyn again. This Labor Day stirs memories of “wait ‘til next year,” for the remaining extortionist unions still stealing workers’ pay and giving it to the Democrats. The good news for America is that...
  • How Does Wilson Fire Six Shots, While Getting Beaten, Without Gunshot Residue on Michael Brown?

    09/01/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 1, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Darren Wilson might eventually be exonerated for the death of Michael Brown and there's a chance he indeed acted appropriately, at least in terms of self-defense, that fateful day. The law protects him, but it also allows the family of Michael Brown to inquire as to how their unarmed son was killed while walking in the street. Shoplifting cigars from a convenience store does not deserve the electric chair and Wilson never knew of the alleged theft. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson "said the officer stopped Mr. Brown because he was walking in the...
  • United States: Climate mov't must stand with Ferguson

    08/31/2014 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Green Left Weekly ^ | September 1, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    US soldiers on the streets of New Orleans after it has devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2004. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed Black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown ― the unarmed Black teenager shot dead by police on August 9 ― his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered the same fear for my own family that pangs many times over a given...
  • China near collapse?

    08/31/2014 8:05:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 87 replies
    Propublica.org comment ^ | 27 August, 2014 | BiberWallgoal
    I am a Chinese working as a China analyst at a think tank. It is becoming more and more apparent to many people, that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows it is on its last straw of survival. The party is facing severe and endlessly increasing systematic stress on all fronts: 1. Increasing external oppositions from all other countries in the world including all of China's neighbours. They are forming more and more alliances and becoming more outspoken with rising strengths against China, in addition to increasing anti-China sentiment from people in all other countries. Many countries including Canada...
  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs.  It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property.  In  2014, the Council voted to remove that authority.    The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property.  What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • Armed American Radio Thread (8-31-14)

    08/31/2014 4:36:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 6 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 8-31-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Greenfield: The Imaginary Non-Interventionist

    08/31/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 31, 2014 The Imaginary Non-Interventionist Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Ever since Hillary broke with Barack over the virtues of doing stupid stuff, the editorial columnists have been pretending that she has some new and exciting foreign policy. She doesn't. The left has been denouncing her as an interventionist, the second coming of George W. Bush. They just can't explain how Hillary is any more of an interventionist than her old boss who bombed Libya, is bombing Iraq and wanted to bomb Syria. Other places he's bombing include Yemen and Pakistan. And all that...
  • Humor: Obama needs to get more serious about Islamic State opportunities

    08/31/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of ConfusionUtopia. He expresses leftist perceptions of magical reality with refreshing clarity, for which we thank him.  Senator Librul is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of green unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation has received substantial Federal grants. We are honored to have...
  • US Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

    08/31/2014 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Joel
    Current administration would rather squeeze U.S. citizens for more revenue Just like the recent rise of business inversions — moving business HQ abroad — the United States has seen an uptick (up 221%) in Americans renouncing their citizenship. The elephant in the room in both these cases is taxes: both high taxes and burdensome tax compliance in foreign jurisdictions. Instead of facing the problems directly, the Obama Administration has resorted to punitive measures. The shame and blame tactic of calling out businesses who wish to relocate as “unpatriotic” was undignified. Perhaps realizing that using the same strategy with individuals would...
  • New Panoramic Images Show Area 51's New Mystery Hanger Is Gigantic

    08/31/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 43 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | Aug 30,2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    [snip]So why would the USAF build a hangar tall enough to house a jumbo jet? Maybe they are hedging their investment to accommodate presently unknown future projects, or there is something in the works that has a fairly massive, and very much un-stealthy vertical tail.
  • This is Like Heaven, But Not Good Enough for Progressives

    08/31/2014 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives: Spoiled brats who have no point of reference or baseline to compare to and appreciate their windfall of prosperity My 1977 English teacher who said I would never amount to anything because my English was not British enough, taught me how to type on an old Remington typewriter with each letter attached to a striking metal arm. These armed letters often tangled if I typed too fast. When the school was allowed a few IBM SELECTRIC typewriters, I felt like we had arrived. I could type really fast, 85 words per minute. One of the big shots in the...
  • Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

    08/31/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Caruba
    Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately? There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were some 1,097 “low max” temperature records broken in the U.S. between August 1 and August 23, meaning that the maximum temperature during that time period was the lowest it...
  • It’s A Wonderful Country

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

    08/31/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Border Patrol has had strict policies about the firing of weapons for decades.    In the most famous recent case, Border patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight in which the Patrolman used less lethal "bean bag" rounds.    Border Patrol agents I have talked to have always said that the mere presence of a weapon is not enough to justify shooting at someone.   This makes sense, because most people in the United States can legally possess weapons, and because the law is clear on what is required to justify the use of deadly force.   The mere...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    08/31/2014 4:11:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

    08/30/2014 11:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Firedoglake ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kevin Gosztola
    The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested. As Dennis Black, one of the legal observers arrested, commented, “Ferguson is a pilot program of what’s to come when communities respond to police brutality.” He and others had traveled from Detroit to...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • An Eyewitness Account of Violence in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/30/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jazelle Hunt
    At noon on Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johnson, crossed paths with Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer, Darren Wilson. By 12:04 p.m., Wilson had fatally shot Brown six times. His body was left out for hours as other officers responded to the scene. The next evening, his family and community gathered at the site of his death for a vigil in his honor. After a while, they decided to march down West Florissant Ave. to a QuikTrip gas station/convenience store. After that, the details of what is happening in Ferguson become murky, depending on the source....
  • UT: Scofflaw City Agrees to Follow Gun Law

    08/30/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Utah municipality of Sandy City has agreed to stop violating state law.   The city had passed ordinances that were  clearly in violation of state law.    Nearly all states control what power is granted to cities.   State power is granted by the Constitution, and constrained by it, as is federal power. Most states have reserved the power to regulate guns to the state level, so that there will be uniform gun laws throughout the state.   Utah is one of the vast majority of states that have a preemption law that does this. The Second Amendment Foundation has been looking...
  • Watch Ted Cruz’s FANTASTIC speech at Defending the Dream Summit 2014

    08/30/2014 6:10:46 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 30, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today, hitting four topics he said would be at the forefront between now and the elections in November: Amnesty, Obamacare, National Security, and the Rule of Law. His biggest applause line came when he called for the impeachment of Eric Holder, where he got a big standing ovation. There’s so many good soundbites you might as well watch the whole speech and you can do that below:
  • World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets

    08/30/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 3 replies
    NSS Labs ^ | July, 2014 | Sam Frizell & Massimo Calabresi
    The Internet is a battlefield, the prize is your information, and bugs are the weapons Aaaron Portnoy started his hacking career when he was still in high school, at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science in Worcester, which not coincidentally was the institution he hacked. He did it as follows: Portnoy had a friend call one of the dorms, posing as tech support. The students were more than happy to give him their passwords. Hiding behind those borrowed accounts and routing his approach through proxies in various foreign countries, Portnoy wormed his way into the school’s network through a...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity Cleveland 6 September, 2014

    08/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, 6 September,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. I have not been able to find any definitive information about where the event will be held, how much will be offered for what firearms, or what the starting and ending times are.  It appears that the event will only collect handguns.   From newsnet5.com: At the handgun buyback event, people can exchange guns for gift cards, no questions asked....
  • The Moral,Constitutional Justifications For Stopping Dead In Its Tracks The Islamization of America

    08/30/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    This is an encouraging paper, because it explains the moral and constitutional justifications to stop the Islamization of our country. We face a grave threat – the Muslims are infiltrating our country and taking over. We seem powerless to resist: Our governments won’t acknowledge the threat; we are told Muslims have “constitutional rights” to come here, proselytize everywhere, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square; and our governments are letting them do it. The Muslims seek to replace our Constitution with shariah – their totalitarian political, economic, military, social & legal system – with...
  • Episodelet 55.1: The gang talks with Shaneen Allen

    08/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-26-14 | WeLikeShootingVideos
    This is a firearms podcast that I listen to. They actually were able to have a short interview with Shaneen Allen -a single Mother who's being railroaded by the New Jersey DA and a judge. WeLikeShooting interview
  • McInerney: The U.S. Is Losing Its Global Status (Video)

    08/30/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | You Tube
    We have never seen leadership like this out of the White house -that I know of- in our history. There’s a difference between civilian rule and authority and their allegiance to the constitution to protect the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and we are getting into that crossover point where the president and the white house is moving into dereliction of duty because we are not at an increased readiness state and we are taking no steps to respond like we should have done in Benghazi and so we are in a very dangerous situation where the...
  • Do Nothing Faculty Lounge Lizards

    08/30/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jim Emerson
    During difficult times the community organizer does what he does best. Retreat to the faculty lounge and hide. The White House is no longer the resident to the head of the executive branch but a faculty lounge. The only thing the “do nothing” community organizer does when an enemy attacks America or its allies is to run and hide. The only time he shows his face, is when he has to, somewhat like an adjunct professor passing out assignments to the staff and quickly retreat to the faculty lounge. The isolated pretentious intellectual’s only friend is the teleprompter. Consider his...