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  • Lockheed Martin-designed experimental naval vessel up for sale (Orig. cost $15M, your cost, $180K)

    01/31/2015 11:31:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gizmag ^ | January 30, 2015 | Ben Coxworth
    Any millionaire can buy themselves a fancy yacht, but if you want a conversation piece ... well, it helps if it has a story behind it, and the Lockheed Martin-built Sea Slice certainly does. Launched in 1996 by the US Navy as a military support vessel, the experimental watercraft features a unique hull design that reportedly allows it to remain as stable as a conventional ship three times its size. It cost US$15 million to design and build, but you can have it now for the low, low price of just $180,000. The Sea Slice utilizes a variation on the...
  • Juanita Morris' Boutique Was Torched During Ferguson Unrest, Now It's History (Archaeologists!)

    01/31/2015 11:03:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The River Front Times Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Danny Wicentowski
    It was an overcast Saturday in August, eight days after Michael Brown's death, when Juanita Morris rushed barefoot out the front door of Fashions R Boutique to watch hundreds of protesters surging north on West Florrisant Avenue. She was too excited to remember her shoes. "I was working and I saw my people out here, I'm for it, I'm supporting it, so I came out," said Morris, who moved her boutique to this spot in Dellwood ten years ago. She said she wasn't afraid of the looters and vandals that struck other business the previous night. She refused to board...
  • Peaceniks – Where are You Now?

    06/19/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 4 replies
    http://israelmonitor.com ^ | june 14, 2014 | ari busssel
    When three Israeli youths were kidnapped, Israel should have stood as one. A prayer vigil at the Western Wall, the holiest place in the world for Jews, was very well attended. Religious Jews (primarily “knitted yarmulkes,” Modern Orthodox) and “Settlers” (residents of Judea and Samaria) were present, but mainstream (secular) Israelis were noticeably absent. The President’s Message Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth President, will retire next month after seven years of service. Peres, a dreamer, is likely one of the most captivating representatives of the Jewish State. He alone, from the height of his age and a life-long dedication to Israel,...
  • Chris Christie Starts New PAC Called LMFAO … No, Really.

    01/31/2015 4:55:32 PM PST · by RedMDer · 62 replies
    BUZZPO ^ | 01-30-2015 | Jody Swan
    As Chris Christie gears up for a possible 2016 bid for the White House, he has launched a new Political Action Committee called Leadership Matters for America.(.org)
  • This could blow the Obama regime apart

    01/31/2015 4:25:08 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-15 | DrJohn
    As a candidate on 2008 Obama claimed to support whistleblowers. His website claimed that whistleblowing events were "acts of courage and patriotism" that "should be encouraged rather than stifled as they have been during the Bush administration." If back then we had used our Obama Bullshit Decoder Ring and applied DrJohn's Law, we would have known how that was going to go. The Obama regime has conducted a war on whistleblowers like none in history. It's so aggressive that even Common Dreams says the Obama administration has reached "a new low." "The Sterling case...sends a clear message to people in...
  • Plan C: America's Nuclear Doomsday Plan to Declare Martial Law

    01/31/2015 3:03:22 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Paleofuture ^ | January 30, 2015 | Matt Novak
    Newly released documents show that the U.S. government drew up a plan in April of 1956 for how to deal with an impending nuclear war. What was its strategy? Declaration of martial law, evacuation of top American personnel to secret offices, and the immediate detention of over 12,000 people with ties to "subversive organizations." It was called Plan C. Muckrock has obtained these new Cold War-era documents detailing the doomsday scenario through Freedom of Information Act requests sent to the FBI. Plan C evolved and changed as different people in the chain of command got involved. At one point, Plan...
  • The Bowe Bergdahl Charade

    01/31/2015 1:42:55 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Obie Usategui
    Enemies that self-perpetuate the cannons of destruction now permutating all facets of our lives You know, there is an old adage which claims that as we grow older we grow wiser. And so it is, as well it should be. There used to be a time when, politically speaking, I would always attempt to rationalize, legitimize, if you will, most antithetical historical events. I found myself invariably searching for yet genuine reasons on which to fault people’s adversative political incongruities, especially those that marked mankind and the human race in ways which we will never understand. The more I thought...
  • America is Being Delivered Directly Into the Hands of It’s Enemies

    01/31/2015 1:39:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jerry McConnell
    Socialist/Communist Democrat Party Under Obama Leadership: America reaching 240 years is now open to the gravest doubts because of one man You have seen my columns stating that Obama is and has been the ruination of our once great and feared conservative nation but it is now becoming irreligious, feckless and subject to the moods and desires of a man who is unquestionably a phony actor pretending to be a Christian all the while damning Christianity and those who practice its teachings, including its most ardent bishops and priests. He coddles all things and persons Islam/Muslim, supplanting our once conservatively...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin: Yet Again Mr. President, You Lie

    01/31/2015 12:19:04 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 23 replies
    Governor Palin posted the following to Facebook:Yet again Mr. President, you lie. You boasted that your exchange of an obvious traitor for a group of known terrorists hell bent on America’s destruction is because “we leave no man behind.” You lie. You left an entire nation behind in the Rose Garden while celebrating a military deserter whose treasonous act you smiled at for all the world to see. You hold the proverbial hand of a traitor, but don't have the character to do the same for deserving souls who consistently give their all to protect America. Have you spoken up...
  • TX: Patrick Continues Support for Open Carry

    01/31/2015 11:56:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Lt. Governor Dan Patrick was quoted as saying that open carry bills might not come up for a vote this session on Tuesday.  From dallasnews.com:  “Open carry is important, but I don’t think there is support in the Legislature to pass it,” Patrick said. “The votes have not been there.”  Wednesday he reiterated his support for that legislation.  From texastribune.org: After noting that he had referred a bill to committee allowing concealed weapons to be carried on university campuses by those with appropriate licenses, Patrick said in a statement, "Now that [Senate Bill] 11 has support and is moving...
  • How Do We Get Back to Where We Were?

    01/31/2015 11:37:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    As a Historian I always believe even a little history might help push back the darkness swirling around us It’s hard to be a conservative when there’s little left to conserve. The increasing pace of America’s progression from free markets to a command economy has reached such a pace and become so obvious that way back in 2009 the Russian Prime Minister used his spotlight time at the World Economic Forum to warn America not to follow the socialist path. The Russian newspaper Pravda,once the leading communist voice on earth published an article entitled, ‘American capitalism gone with a whimper’....
  • Did the Army “Set Up” one of its own?

    01/31/2015 10:20:39 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/31/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    A FORMER ARMY PROSECUTOR HAS BEEN COURT-MARTIALED AND SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS AT THE DB . THE CHARGE WAS “RAPE.” BUT MilitaryCorruption.com HAS REASON TO BELIEVE MAJ ERIK BURRIS WAS RAILROADED. IN FACT, JAG’S OWN FEMALE INVESTIGATING OFFICER REPORTS ESTRANGED WIFE’S CLAIMS “EMBELLISHED, UNTRUTHFUL, FABRICATED.” BY Glenn MacDonald, Major USARMY (Ret) It was a terse, five-line press release out of Fort Bragg issued later in the day. The handout from the Army spokesperson, a MAJ Boring (we know of another flak called “Bunko” who does spin for the Air Force), said a former prosecutor – MAJ Erik J. Burris –...
  • Deflated balls are a problem for both the NFL and the GOP

    01/31/2015 10:15:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jeff Crouere
    GOP's dynamic duo of deflation: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell The sports media has been in a tizzy covering the scandal known as “deflate gate.” After it was discovered that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in their playoff game against the Colts were deflated, the media speculation has been intense about whether the Patriots altered the footballs to gain an advantage. It is amazing that with our immense problems, the media is fixated on such a trivial issue. Instead, a related topic is more important; why do Republican Party leaders suffer from deflated balls,...
  • We Came, We Saw, He Died

    01/31/2015 10:12:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jim O'Neill
    It really breaks your heart when you see trust that is so cynically manipulated “We came, we saw, he died.”—Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughingly gloating over the death of Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011) Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC). [A] reporter asked if [Clinton thought] Qaddafi’s death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people. “No,” she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying “I’m sure it did” with a chuckle. —Corbett Daly, “CBS News” 10/20/11 “... there was a distortion...
  • Power Outside The Matrix: beyond mind control

    01/31/2015 9:50:41 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 1 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 31, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    Power Outside The Matrix: beyond mind control OutsideTheRealityMachine There are two major effects of overall mind control. The first is the distracting and confusing of thought processes. This is defeated and kept at bay by logic, a discipline employed by Plato 2400 years ago and refined by his student, Aristotle. Today, logic needs to be expanded and updated to deal with the flood of information and misinformation we encounter every day. The second overall effect of mind control is the repression of the individual’s creative impulse. Creation and imagination are, of course, the energies that bring about the invention of...
  • The Curious Dramas of Bowe Bergdahl

    01/31/2015 8:50:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/31/15 | Jim Emerson
    Last Monday retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer, citing unnamed military sources, told Bill O’Reilly that the Army was planning to charge Bergdahl with desertion. He claimed that his sources confirmed Bergdahl’s attorney was given a charge sheet. It didn’t take Obama’s spin doctors long to have the Pentagon lying and denying that any charges were filed or any charge sheet presented to Bergdahl’s attorney Eugene Fidell. At the time of writing Mr. Fidell declined to speak to the press. In a surprise move NBC cited an anonymous senior defense official who said that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion very...
  • Insanity Reigns

    01/31/2015 8:15:35 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 10 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Warren Beatty
    Insanity Reigns "In politics, never assume that because something is insane, it will not be done." That is a very profound, very true statement by Dr. Thomas Sowell. To wit: Just when gasoline prices were getting reasonable, Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama strikes:
  • Another step down the long, slow road to IRA nationalization

    01/31/2015 6:43:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 01/31/2015 | Simon Black
    LetÂ’s take a brief walk into financial reality for a moment.At the time of this writing, the United States governmentÂ’s official debt is nearly $18.1 trillion.Now, letÂ’s look at who the biggest owners of that debt are:1) Taxpayers of the United States.If youÂ’ve held a job in the Land of the Free, 15.3% of your salary has gone to fund Social Security and Medicare.Each of these programs holds massive trust funds that are supposed to pay out beneficiaries, both present and future.Conveniently, the trust funds are required by law to buy US government debt.And given that every single US taxpayer...
  • Restoration of Second Amendment on Corps Land Proposed by Senator from Idaho

    01/31/2015 5:18:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to remove federal infringments on second amendment rights from lands controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). From the press release: The bill seeks to make firearm regulations consistent across federal lands by allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) property. Under current law, a person may carry a concealed weapon in a National Park or Refuge as long as individuals comply with the firearm laws of the park’s home state. However, the same rights are not extended to Americans who hunt, camp or...
  • Congressional Democrats May Boycott Netanyahu Speech [semi-satire]

    01/31/2015 12:58:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    While a number of key Democrats were still wondering whether attending Netanyahu's speech to Congress in February would be proper, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) was adamant that "it sends the wrong signal. Congress acting in contradiction to the wishes of the President undermines his authority. If his Congressional subordinates can defy him without consequence, what will foreign leaders think?" A second consideration weighing on Pelosi's mind was "the unfairness of the United States appearing to endorse Netanyahu in his upcoming March election campaign. For Congress to interfere with another country's electoral process is just not right." As for...
  • Palin to return to Midland

    01/30/2015 9:27:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | January 30, 2015 | Gary A. Rhodes
    Former Alaska governor to discuss how women are showing 21st century leadership. UTPB’s John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is hosting a lecture featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Feb. 12 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. As part of the Shepperd Distinguished Lecture Series, Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, will address the topic, “Groundbreakers, Mavericks and Trailblazers: How Women are showing 21st Century Leadership.” The lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. The event will be co-moderated by Patrick Canty, publisher of the Odessa American, and Robert Brescia, executive director...
  • Greece’s Prime Minister has the Good Sense to Make Germany Pay For Nazi War Filth; FINALLY

    01/30/2015 5:07:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy, Junior's Ring Of Fire ^ | January 29, 2015 | Joshua De Leon
    Now that Greece has elected a new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, he’s announced his first order of business: receive the money owed to them from Germany in part of unpaid World War II reparations, reported The Washington Post. Tsipras is part of the Greek left-wing Syriza party, and, according to the Post, the Syriza party has been “outspoken about the need for Germany to atone for its past in Greece.” In a move symbolic of that sentiment, Tsipras visited the Kaisariani rifle range to honor 200 Greek activists who were murdered by Nazi soldiers in 1944. A two-year-old study estimated...
  • Judge grants bond to couple charged in fake diploma scheme (Immigration-related)

    01/30/2015 4:51:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tony Thomas
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A judge granted bond to two defendants charged in a wide ranging fake diploma scheme. Stanley and Yessica Jean will have a lot of restrictions on them but could soon be out of jail. Detectives say the evidence against the couple continues to mount every day, but a judge found they are not a flight risk and should be granted a bond. Yessica Jean took to the stand promising she and her husband would not run away if allowed out on bond in their fraud case. Channel 2 Action News first broke the story about...
  • Mother Of Slain Student Pushes To Expand DNA Databases

    01/30/2015 3:00:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 31 replies
    Here and Now ^ | 30 Jan 2015 | Lisa Mullins
    Virginia mother Gil Harrington is pushing Virginia to expand its database of DNA to include people convicted of Class 1 misdemeanors — a move she hopes will save lives. Harrington’s daughter, Morgan Dana Harrington, was a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student when she was abducted and murdered in 2009, allegedly by the same man now accused of killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham last October.The alleged abductor, Jesse Matthew, was convicted of criminal trespassing in 2010, which means his DNA may have led prosecutors to solve Morgan’s case, which in turn means that he may have been jailed before his...
  • FL: Student saves Herself and Boyfriend with Revolver given by Father

    01/30/2015 2:15:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sable Nehme shows how she turned from the closet and pointed the revolver. In this case in Florida, a young woman stops a potential tragedy by quickly retrieving a gun that had been given to her by her father.  A second later would have been too late.  From wftv.com: ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 talked with a University of Central Florida student who pulled a gun on two violent intruders who attacked her boyfriend and threatened her life. The neighborhood, the Village of Alafaya Club, in Orlando, may be sketchy, as are many neighborhoods around universities.  Perhaps local...
  • Putin Sends Nuclear Bombers Over English Channel: “... Invisible to Air Traffic Control”

    01/30/2015 1:20:38 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 43 replies
    SHTFplan.com Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Mac Slavo
    Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been one to back down in response to sanctions against his country and attacks on his economy. Rather, he has stepped up not only his rhetoric, but his military activities as well. His latest move is yet another show of force to let the West know Russia is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect its interests. The U.K.’s Royal Air Force scrambled fighter jets on Thursday after a pair of nuclear-capable Russian bombers flew across a busy civilian air traffic corridor above the English Channel. The bombers had their transponders turned off, British...
  • Israelis make up their minds, spit at Obama

    01/30/2015 1:20:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/30/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Friday is poll day in Israel, and the polls show that Israelis are siding with their Prime Minister, and spitting in the face of President Obama. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union. The poll found that the Likud would win 25 seats, the Zionist Union 24, Bayit Yehudi 14, the Joint Arab List 12, Yesh Atid 11,...
  • Ex-Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Oversaw Most Jobs Losses of Any State, Speaking on Job Creation

    01/30/2015 1:03:30 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    A speaker’s bio written for former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm states that in her talks she “details the successful strategies she used to create jobs, attract international investment, improve education & job training as governor.” According to Keppler Speakers, Granholm costs $20,000 to $30,000 to “discuss how she led the charge to rebuild the state's economy.” During Granholm’s eight year tenure as governor, Michigan lost more jobs than any other state in the nation and had among the worst economic collapses of any going back to the Great Depression. Michigan lost 576,900 jobs over Granholm’s two terms and led the...
  • What exactly does the race industry want from white America?

    01/30/2015 12:37:53 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 79 replies
    AmericanThinker.org ^ | January 30, 2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    Nothing frustrates me more than for someone to rant on and on about something while never really specifying the desired outcome that he or she is seeking. Or for someone to imply that I somehow owe him something without specifically telling me what it is. This tactic of never specifying or articulating an actual wrong or debt is used so that the accused will be forever indebted to the accuser. The race industry and their cohorts in the Democratic Party have been ranting and raving about black injustice ever since the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and...
  • Bowe Bergdahl will face charge of desertion

    01/30/2015 12:14:22 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    ADM John Kirby isn’t fooling anyone by his denials that a decision has been made to move forward on preferring charges of “desertion” against Sad Sack SGT Bowe Bergdahl. The Pentagon spokesman can claim until he’s blue in the face, that such reports – first made by FOX NEWS and NBC, and now confirmed by MilitaryCorruption.com – are “patently false,” but what will he do when his disingenuous remarks come back to bite him? Probably what any good public affairs officer (and paid liar) would. Suck it up and move on. What we now know and can tell you is,...
  • Oh how Hi –lari-ous: Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress - more sick jokes from the left

    01/30/2015 11:54:37 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    The New Yorker | January 29, 2015
    Title only:"Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress" But that says enough
  • Barack Obama’s denialism puts us in greater jeopardy

    01/30/2015 11:25:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-30-15 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama is a liar. That we know- it's a given. All of his statements have an expiration date and whatever he says, the opposite is true (DrJohn's Law). As his lies pile up, the ramifications are becoming dangerous to the US, especially with regard to foreign policy. Yesterday the White House asserted that the Taliban was not a terrorist group. The White House today said that the Taliban is not a terror group, but rather an “armed insurgency.” Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz responded to a question about whether Jordan’s plan to make a prisoner trade with ISIS was...
  • Michael Malice For The Hour (On Hillary, The Depravity of Kim Jong-Un, and influence of Ayn Rand)

    01/30/2015 11:13:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | January 30, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    Although most of you are at least partially familiar with the work of Brooklyn author and Fox Business pundit Michael Malice, there’s always more to learn. Which is why I decided to sit down with him this week and pick his mind about topics ranging from the calculated inhumanity of the Kim Dynasty to the rapidly evolving publishing industry.
  • Who We Are... and Who Barack Obama Is Not

    01/30/2015 10:41:05 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 30, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The current Resident of the White House is fond of stating something of which he disapproves – say, interrogating terrorists or growing the economy – and closing the point with the words “But that’s not who we are.” It is condescending, patronizing, smarmy… it is in fact the perfect example of what has always been wrong with the Obama persona – he talks down to his audience, sets up straw men to knock down, sets American against American, in not only class warfare but every other arena as well, all the while mischaracterizing the issue itself. Young against old, healthy...
  • Does Marin Prosecutor Beberian have an Unhealthy Obsession with Guns?

    01/30/2015 10:20:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    More evidence has surfaced that California's Marin County Prosecutor, Ed Berberian, has a bias, perhaps even an obsession, against gun owners and self defense.  Six months ago Dr. James Simon defended himself and his wife of 38 years from an aggressive driver who followed him to his home, drove his Mercedes part way into the Simon's garage to prevent the door from closing, and persisted in invading the home after two warning shots were fired.   Doctor Simon shot the man and called the police. Berberian prosecuted anyway.  He has a history of aggressively prosecuting self defense cases, especially those...
  • The next step in Islam’s war

    01/30/2015 10:01:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/15 | John Velisek
    What is the strategy for taking down Islamist radicals. Is there one? Or is it that everything that is leading to America’s collapse is part of the “fundamental change” if Obama? We are vulnerable to major attack that would an attack on our way of life, and our American values. There are at least 22 active terror cells INSIDE the United States. This is according to an actual FBI map, not just some lunatic fringe, conspiracy theorist. Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which runs the camps, is an Islamic fundamentalist organization related to Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organizations. The reason DHS...
  • California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude”

    01/30/2015 9:37:06 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude” By Jon Rappoport January 30, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com The Sacramento Bee has the story. 1/27/15, “Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards,” by Loretta Kalb: “Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others…Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards…” “…when it comes to attributes such as grit or being...
  • The Imaginary Islamic Radical

    01/30/2015 9:25:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Our problem is not the Islamic radical, but the inherent radicalism of Islam. Islam is a radical religion The debate over Islamic terrorism has shifted so far from reality that it has now become an argument between the administration, which insists that there is nothing Islamic about ISIS, and critics who contend that a minority of Islamic extremists are the ones causing all the problems. But what makes an Islamic radical, extremist? Where is the line between ordinary Muslim practice and its extremist dark side? It can’t be beheading people in public. Saudi Arabia just did that and was praised...
  • Taxes, Taxes, Everywhere

    01/30/2015 9:20:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Death follows life and taxes follow you everywhere like an incurable disease The only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Death follows life and taxes follow you everywhere like an incurable disease. Nobody woke up one day and said, let’s tax the heck out of people for their bad behavior, for existing, for traveling on roads, for smoking, for drinking, for trash disposal, for luxury goods, for pollution, for phone use, radio, TV, Internet, for buying goods and services. Taxes were added slowly over millennia for the “common good,” to...
  • Obama’s team in Israel to defeat Netanyahu

    01/30/2015 9:16:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/15 | Barry Shaw
    If Obama’s efforts help defeat Netanyahu another question to be asked is, can Israel survive the damage of an Obama presidency? When the French called for an anti-terror parade of world leaders following the Paris terror attacks one of the first to accept was Israel’s Prime Minister. According to the rumor mill, Hollande tried to dissuade Benjamin Netanyahu from participating in the rally, but Bibi stuck to his guns determined to show the world that Israel, under constant threat from terrorism, is defiantly linked, in fact leads, the war against terror. For Israel, it was the right thing to do....
  • Andrew Cuomo on the hot seat as big time Dems are slated for the slam

    01/30/2015 9:01:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Andrew Cuomo, who received $150,000 from developers looking to build out billionaire towers of new condos, was the biggest recipient of cash donations to his political pockets in Albany horse trading. (1) “Overall, …four companies gave more than $1.5 million to state elected officials, political parties, and real estate PACs between 2008 and 2012.” The question must be asked: Was an uncomfortable discussion of politically connected cash cows the real reason the Governor shut down his own, appointed group of state investigators called the Moreland Commission? As Sheldon Silver slides out of Albany this week, will Cuomo’s currency take a...
  • NRA Ignoring Immigration Threat To Gun Rights

    01/30/2015 8:44:09 AM PST · by HammerT · 44 replies
    Bluegrass Bruce ^ | January 28, 2015 | Bruce P
    Mitch McConnellÂ’s surrender on immigration reform last week could have major consequences for Second Amendment rights. Deportation amnesty is one of the biggest threats to gun rights because it will add millions of anti-gun voters to the electorate in one fell swoop. The vast majority of illegal aliens are Hispanics, and Hispanics are one of the most anti-gun demographics in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, 62% of Hispanics prefer expanding gun control to percent gun rights, compared to 39% of white voters. Gun Owners of America estimates that amnesty could add more than 8 million anti-gun...
  • Unintended Consequence of High Cigarette Taxes

    01/30/2015 8:32:55 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    News reports today tell of a Macomb County tobacco store burglary by four men who stole cigarettes and escaped capture after a police chase. This unlawful behavior is a direct and unintended consequence of the high excise taxes imposed on Michigan cigarettes ($2 per pack) statewide. There are other unintended consequences too. Mackinac Center analysts estimate that 25 percent of all the cigarettes consumed in the Great Lake State in 2013 were smuggled in from other states. Revenue losses to the treasury from smuggling total $298 million. High tobacco taxes lead to violence against police, property and people in addition...
  • FOUND! Obama’s boots on the ground in Israel, Canada and Egypt

    01/30/2015 8:28:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama's meddling in the elections of other countries is proof positive that the Fundamental Transformation of America has gone to his head With no laws on their books to prevent it from happening, top Barack Hussein Obama campaign aides are masterminding anti Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu and anti Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper 2015 election campaigns. It’s a huge news story virtually ignored by mainstream media and one that thus far keeps the people whom it will most impact, the citizens of two sovereign nations, in the dark: Almost overnight, Obama’s highly touted Fundamental Transformation of America has become the...
  • Cruz...letter to...Kerry demanding info on...campaign against Netanyahu by administration....

    01/30/2015 7:49:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 10 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The intervention in Israel’s forthcoming election by groups that have received funding from the U.S. government, and which are staffed by veterans of the Obama campaign, certainly sounds like intervention on the internal politics of another nation – a big no-no on the world stage. It demands investigation, and unsurprisingly, Senator Ted Cruz, joined by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), is at the forefront. He has sent off a letter to Secretary of State Kerry asking specific questions – questions that can be repeated at Senate oversight hearings. Israel Matzav excerpts some of the key issues....
  • President Obama and 'Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism'

    01/30/2015 7:35:47 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Lauri B. Regan
    Last week, pro-Palestinian protestors disrupted a New York City Council meeting yelling slogans and brandishing a Palestinian flag. The demonstration was particularly offensive given that it occurred as council members were voting on a resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In an impassioned response, Councilman David Greenfield observed that every Middle East country -- except Israel -- is not democratic and persecutes people of other faiths, gays, women, and those with opinions inconsistent with those of their governments. He concluded, “What you saw here today was naked, blind anti-Semitism.”
  • State Revenue Increasing by $640 Million - Still Wants Tax Hike

    01/30/2015 7:02:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2015 | Tom Gantert
    With a liberal columnist writing about what is characterized as a “tax-cut fueled budget deficit,” taxpayers may not realize that government economists say the two largest funds in the state budget will grow by $640 million from 2015 to 2016. The combined revenues for the state budget’s General Fund and School Aid Fund will increase from $23.87 billion in 2015 to $24.51 billion the next year, according to the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference's report. The estimate is a result of work done by the Senate Fiscal Agency, House Fiscal Agency, and Treasury Department. State spending in those two funds is...
  • State Out Nearly $300M from Cigarette Smuggling

    01/30/2015 5:52:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/27/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    In studies, essays and blog posts since 2008, we have noted the raft of unintended consequences associated with Michigan’s illicit trade in cigarettes. Often we zero in on smuggling itself. A quarter of all the cigarettes consumed in Michigan in 2013 were contraband. What all too often gets left behind in the debate over cigarette trafficking is the amount of revenue lost by the state to activities that are effectively inspired by high taxes in the first place. We estimate that the Great Lakes State lost $298 million from the untaxed cigarette trade in 2013. The one sliver of good...
  • Sarah Palin Should Not Run For President

    01/30/2015 4:54:59 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 185 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 30, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Sarah Palin made headlines last weekend when she said she was interested in running for President. Palin has been an important part of the Tea Party and conservative movements in this country since she came onto the scene in 2008. Nobody on the right throws red meat to a crowd quite like Palin. Her ability to sarcastically tear down liberal sacred cows is second only to Rush Limbaugh. Best of all she drives liberals up a wall. They hate her more than any other conservative in this country, including George W. Bush and Limbaugh. Watching liberals fall to pieces over...
  • Open Carry Activists in Texas Gain Ground

    01/30/2015 4:38:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry activists at the State Capitol in Austin. The movement to restore open carry to Texas has heated up in the last year and a half.  It arguably accelerated with  C.J. Grisham being accosted by a police officer in rural Bell County.  An army veteran whose family owns thousands of acres in Bell county,  Grisham was eventually convicted of "interfering with police duties" after a second jury trial.  He is paying a $2,000 fine.  On the installment plan.  In nickles.   The results are still under appeal.  Many who have watched the video of the event think the police...