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  • Survey: one-third of uninsured plan to stay that way

    03/18/2014 7:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The problem all along with treating the entire bloc of Americans without health insurance as a monolith is what brought us ObamaCare in the first place. The massive reorganization of the health-care sector presumed that 40 million (or 48 million, or 37 million) people lacked insurance all for the same reason — obstacles such as pre-existing conditions or economic hardship. A great many of those were either transitionally uninsured or uninsured by choice. Not surprisingly, a new survey shows that a significant number still don’t want to pay for health insurance, mandates notwithstanding: A new report finds that one in...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Returning to Iowa

    03/18/2014 7:07:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies ^ | Mar 18, 2014 at 6:11 AM CDT
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Tea party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is logging some serious face-time in Iowa. And he's doing it before most other potential 2016 White House hopefuls.</p> <p>Texas' freshman senator will be in Iowa on Tuesday, marking his fourth trip in eight months to the state that kicks off presidential voting. That's more Iowa trips than any other possible presidential contender except for fellow tea party-backed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.</p>
  • Another Obama nominee faces confirmation struggle: Another Democratic Rebellion in Less than 2 weeks

    03/18/2014 7:00:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Another stupid Democrat trick threatens to blow up in the face of Harry Reid like Wylie Coyote lighting an exploding cigar given to him by the Roadrunner.In theory, Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” change to simple majority Senate confirmation ought to have ushered in easy confirmation for even the wackiest left wing nominees to high posts in the federal government. But those pesky voters are going to speak in November, and thanks to ObamaCare a growing list of Senate Democrats up for re-election fear accountability. So all of a sudden, confirmation is no sure thing: Burgess Everett and Josh Gerstein report...
  • Hollywood Actress: Public Schools Are Brainwashing Kids With 'Progressive Agenda'

    03/18/2014 6:57:03 AM PDT · by GailA · 27 replies
    Heritage ^ | 4/2/14 | NA
    Of course school is the most political, because thats where the progressive agenda is coming out the strongest and the hardest, said Sorbo. Sorbo said she was hesitant to reveal her faith or political beliefs publicly because of possible backlash and negative reaction from Hollywood. But she could not remain silent on education. You people who send your kids to school, you have no idea what the schools are doing to their fresh little brains, in brainwashing them into this progressive, liberalits antithetical to America, the agenda that theyre being indoctrinated with, Sorbo said.
  • The Rule-or-Ruin Faction of the GOP: Republicans take aim, not at Democrats, but at each other

    03/18/2014 6:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this falls elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular firing squad. A Republican factions demonization of their own Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, is a classic example. If you listen to some of those who consider themselves the only true conservatives, you would never guess that Senator McConnell received a lifetime 90 percent ranking by the American Conservative Union and...
  • Irish economy in surprise decline, threatens debt-cutting plan

    03/18/2014 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 14.03.14 @ 09:29 | Benjamin Fox
    Irelands economy suffered a shock decline in the final months of 2013, posting negative growth for the year and casting a pall over the countrys full return to the financial markets. Data from the countrys Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday (13 March) indicated that its gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter, turning a year that had been expected to yield modest growth into a 0.3 percent recession for the year as a whole. [] Analysts attributed the decline to the so-called pharmaceutical patent cliff, with a sharp drop-off in revenue from pharmaceutical sales...
  • Ayn Rand Reconsidered

    03/18/2014 6:25:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 14, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Shes been derided in academia for decades: Panels disparaging her works are not unusual at the Modern Language Associations annual confab. Yet and still, her virulent atheism has made her controversial on the right, where, it would seem, she would find a more sympathetic audience. Nevertheless, when it came to worldly matters, she was uncommonly prescient. For one thing, the Russian-born novelist had a keener understanding of the U. S. Constitution than many American Constitutional law professors do today. The Bill of Rights was not directed against private citizens, but against the governmentas an explicit declaration that individual rights supersede...
  • Transcript In Part Of President Putin's Address To Parliament

    03/18/2014 6:24:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | President Vladimir V. Putin
    Dear friends, we have gathered here today in connection with an issue that is of vital, historic significance to all of us. A referendum was held in Crimea on March 16 in full compliance with democratic procedures and international norms. More than 82 percent of the electorate took part in the vote. Over 96 percent of them spoke out in favour of reuniting with Russia. These numbers speak for themselves. To understand the reason behind such a choice it is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other. Everything in...
  • Democrats Lining Up to Oppose Obama's Anti-Gun Nominee For Surgeon General

    03/18/2014 6:15:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/18/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama's anti-gun nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, could go down in flames on the Senate floor. Murthy, who has a history of calling guns a "healthcare issue," classifying guns as a "public health threat" and of slamming the National Rifle Association, is being opposed not by just Republicans, but numerous Democrats in an election year. ....render Majority Leader Harry Reid's elimination of the filibuster worthless.
  • U.S. government: Americans are 'killer zombies'

    03/18/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | March 18,2014 | Steve Peacock
    A bloodthirsty zombie version of the Uncle Sam character bites the neck of a foreign man in a promotional video the Obama administration is using to catch the attention of Pakistani youth. Voice of America, through a local cable company, currently distributes Zindagi 360, a program VOA uses to target young adults in Pakistan, but the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is setting its sights higher. BBG now is aiming for a Pakistan-wide broadcast of the show, which focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan, such as music and life in America. The topics apparently include the...
  • (Florida) Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To Stand Your Ground

    03/18/2014 6:11:25 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 23 replies
    SeeBSMiami ^ | 17 MAR 2014 | Margie Menzel
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial stand your ground self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown. The measure (SB 130) by Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, would make several changes recommended in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scotts Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection, which Scott appointed amid a national uproar that followed the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin.
  • Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent?

    03/18/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 27 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 13 Mar 14 | Lawrence Torcello
    The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent. The earthquake that rocked L'Aquila Italy in 2009 provides an interesting case study of botched communication. This natural disaster left more than 300 people dead and nearly 66,000 people...
  • Local Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Efforts Around Virginia

    03/18/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 18, 2014 | Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller
    Data from the Polaris Project and other research studies indicate human trafficking in Virginia primarily takes place in the urban areas of state. Studies suggest northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads region experience the most trafficking. The Virginia Free Citizen reached out to local law enforcement officials in these areas to investigate the presence of human trafficking in Virginia and their anti-human trafficking efforts. Last week we reported on Virginias statewide efforts. Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Human Trafficking Detective Bill Woolf, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said human trafficking is...
  • Gun control bills introduced in the Minnesota Senate: two hearings Thursday

    03/18/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    On Thursday, a Senate committee will hear two bills -- six hours apart -- that would infringe on the rights of Minnesota gun owners. Gun Confiscation Court Orders Civil rights opponent Ron Latz, chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced SF2639, a bill that would create de facto confiscation of firearms from persons accused of domestic violence. THE BILL WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY EVENING, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Room 15 of the Capitol. While GOCRA has no love for wife-beaters, this bill goes far beyond protecting victims, and would impose a back-door theft of personal property through...
  • Two open-carry backers lead to Germantown police response

    03/18/2014 4:54:34 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 18 mar 2014 | Ashley Luthern
    A Sheboygan Falls man caused a stir last weekend in Germantown when he openly carried two firearms, prompting residents to call police and the police chief to post an update on the department's Facebook page which led to another open-carry advocate traveling to Germantown. William Polster of Sheboygan Falls has spent the last year openly carrying his firearms throughout Wisconsin and recording his interactions with the public and police. "So many people just call the cops on it," he said Monday. "If you feel threatened, that's one thing. If it's properly carried in a non-threatening manner, it should not...
  • Most Transparent Administration: Obama Denies Freedom of Information Requests At Record Rates

    03/18/2014 4:00:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 18, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama was swept to office amidst his pledge that he'd run the "most transparent administration in history." A new report out finds that he hasn't even run the most transparent administration since the previous one. The Associated Press analyzed the federal government's own Freedom of Information Act data and found that federal agencies under President Obama have been as uncooperative as ever: More often than ever, the administration censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and refused a record...
  • Obama giving Medal of Honor to 24 vets from 3 wars

    03/18/2014 2:36:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 3/18/2014 | NANCY BENAC
    President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Just three of those being honored during Tuesday's ceremony at the White House are still alive, all of them combat veterans of Vietnam.
  • Florida Senate Rules Committee: Call to an Article V Amendment Convention.

    03/18/2014 2:32:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 80 replies
    The Rules Committee of the Florida Senate will take up SM476 this coming Thursday, March 20th at 10:30 AM. SM476 is an application to Congress for an Article V state amendment convention: Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: (1) That the Legislature of the State of Florida does hereby make application to Congress pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States to call an Article V convention for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States which: (a) Impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government. (b) Limit the power and...
  • Former Gov., ex-convict (RAT felon) Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

    03/18/2014 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/17/14 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday he's running for the state's 6th Congressional district. Edwards, who was released from federal prison three years ago after serving nearly a decade on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, made the announcement at a Press Club meeting in Baton Rouge. "I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run. I know that, but there are better reasons why I should and good reasons have to give way to better reasons and therefore, I will be a candidate for congress in the sixth congressional district this year," Edwards...
  • Michelle Obama and family take another taxpayer-funded trip

    03/18/2014 2:02:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2014 | Neil Munro
    The first lady, her mother, her two kids, plus numerous White House aides and security personnel are going to tour China this month, butWhite House officials are refusing to say how much the taxpayers will pay for the trip.However, they did say it would be a thrill for everyone on the trip, including for Michelle Obamas top aide, Tina Tchen.It is a real honor and privilege, and I think we are all, here in the first ladys office, quite excited about the upcoming trip, said Chen, just after she declared that my parents emigrated from China in the late 40s,...
  • Without a foreign policy, Obama appears weak and indecisive (nah, really?)

    03/18/2014 1:59:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/17/2014 | CAL THOMAS
    What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longe,r and its disappearance has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what it is?With Russia's Vladimir Putin behaving like a modern Catherine the Great in his efforts to annex Crimea and possibly all of Ukraine, what is our policy toward Russia, which is behaving increasingly like its former, supposedly dead, communist self?In a New York Times op-ed column last week, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain wrote: "Crimea has exposed the disturbing...
  • A New Obama Doctrine? (should mr. mom-jeans get really, really, really serious now?)

    03/18/2014 1:48:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/18/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>By the beginning of 1980, Jimmy Carter was in big trouble. Almost everything he had said or done in foreign policy over the prior three years had failed and he was running for reelection.</p> <p>Carter had come into office in 1977 promising a new American stance abroad predicated on human rights. He bragged of an end to our supposedly inordinate fear of Soviet-inspired Communism. He entertained the hope of not losing a single American soldier in combat during his tenure. And he rejected the realpolitik of the Nixon-Kissinger years.</p>
  • Some of the New Boys In The Sotero Rehime

    03/17/2014 10:00:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Google Plus ^ | March 15, 2014 | Jim J
  • Putin to make statement on Crimeas, Sevastopols application for joining Russia

    03/17/2014 9:51:19 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin told the media on Monday the president would express his attitude to the requests from Crimea and Sevastopol for accession to Russia and to the just-held referendum. The speaker of the lower house earlier explained the rules of admitting the federations new members. There are several steps. First, a foreign country addresses Russia with a request for joining the federation and on concluding a corresponding inter-state treaty. The president shall inform the Federation Council, the State Duma and the government of this motion and hold consultations, if necessary. After the signing of the inter-state treaty...

    03/17/2014 9:11:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/17/2014 06:00 AM | Raymond Ibrahim
    CIA Chief: Jihad a product of injustices, economics, and ignorance CIA director John Brennan is at it againequivocating over the nature of jihad by evoking paradigms familiar to the West. Last Tuesday, during an event at the Council of Foreign Relations, Brennan was asked about the war of ideas surrounding Islam, which the questioner said many Americans tend to equate with violence. The CIA chief responded by saying that al-Qaedas ideology is a perverse and very corrupt interpretation of the Quran; that al-Qaeda has hijacked Islam; that they have really distorted the teachings of Muhammad. Even so, that ideology, that...
  • S.F. increases down-payment loans to 1st-time home buyers

    03/17/2014 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9:05 am, Monday, March 17, 2014 | John Cot
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wants to help you buy your first home. So much so, in fact, that the city is now willing to lend certain first-time home buyers up to $200,000 toward the down payment on their first house or condominium in San Francisco. Thats real money, but in a city where the median sales price was $925,000 in February, is $200,000 enough to make a difference to low-income and middle-class residents being priced out of the city by the tech boom? [] The new limit, which goes into effect this month, will allow some home buyers to...
  • Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

    03/17/2014 8:21:03 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    CBS-5 San Francisco ^ | 17 March 2014
    Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal Californias voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the states higher education system. Assembly Speaker John Perez said he does not have enough support to place the constitutional amendment before voters in November. Instead, he said lawmakers will form a task force to study the issue of access in higher education. California voters passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, state hiring and contracting. The amendment, SCA5, was initiated to address the drop-off in...
  • Romania rejects redefinition of marriage disguised under Civil Partnership Bill

    03/17/2014 8:20:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-17-14 | Stefana Totorcea
    On March 5th, 2014, the Juridical Commission of Romanias Chamber of Deputies rejected a bill proposing legal recognition for civil partnerships signed before a notary. The bill had already been rejected by Romanias Senate (with 105 votes against and 2 in favor). After its unanimous rejection by the Juridical Commission, the last chance would be for it to be introduced directly to the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies. This is exactly what its sponsor, Remus Cernea, independent Member of Parliament and a promoter of secular humanism, intends to do, though with little chances of success. Romanian MP Diana...
  • Female Teacher Who Raped 6th Grade Boy Wont Face Jail Time (VIDEO) (GUILTY)

    03/17/2014 8:01:56 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 64 replies
    The Libertarian Times ^ | 17 Mar 2014 | Austin Petersen
    Should Medical Reasons Exempt People From Prison? Former Tacoma teacher Keshia Shaw who pleaded guilty to child rape wont serve prison time thanks to a Pierce County judge who sentenced her to sex offender treatment instead. Shaw will go free thanks to a medical condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, causing her to have facial hair, as well as multiple sclerosis. Follow TLR on Google+ Im worried that prolonged stay here will turn my conditions into a 200-pound 3-year-old, Shaw said in court. RELATED (PODCAST): Is it OK for teachers to rape their students if shes hot and theyre young...
  • Taking photos without permission is now illegal in Hungary, photographers outraged

    03/17/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | 03/15/2014 | DL Cade
    Effective today, a new civil code in Hungary makes it illegal to take a photograph without obtaining permission from everybody in the photo, making street photographers and photojournalists jobs infinitely more complicated and opening the door for a landslide of litigation. Reported first in The Guardian, the new law expands current regulations that prohibited the publication of images without consent, something justice ministry officials say merely codifies existing court practice.
  • If Obama thinks that sanctioning seven Russians is a sanction, hes living in a different world

    03/17/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 17,2014 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin Follow Comrade @BarackObama, what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn't think about it?) 10:26 AM - 17 Mar 2014 As Krauthammer puts it, if he thinks that sanctioning seven Russians, out of a population of, what, 150 million, is a sanction, hes living in a different world. I dont know about Dr. Ks suggestion that we could get the Europeans to join in on real, robust economic sanctions, given their degree of energy dependence on Russia, but todays announcement definitely amounts to little more than weaksauce symbolic gesture: Hes being...
  • Livni to Meet with Terror Victims' Families

    03/17/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/14
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni will meet on Tuesday with representatives of the Almagor terror victims organization. The meeting comes ahead of the next scheduled release of terrorists as a gesture the Palestinian Authority (PA). Lt. Col. (ret.) Oren Tamam, brother of Moshe Tamam who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists, said on Monday that the meeting was finally scheduled after months of repeated requests. We're going with a broken heart and hopefully she will listen to us willingly, said Tamam, adding, "The past few months have created among us a distrust in the justice system for which she is responsible,...
  • March Madness? Fake ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers.

    03/17/2014 7:04:03 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Commentary ^ | March 17, 2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The administration is claiming a limited victory by saying the number of those enrolled in ObamaCare has now hit 5 million with two weeks to go until the March 31 deadline. If accurate, the number does represent a steep increase over the 4.2 million that were said to have signed up at the beginning of the month. At this rate, administration cheerleaders reason, the goal of 7 million enrolled in the Affordable Care Act may yet be reached at some point in the near future, if not quite on time. This burst of enrollments is seen as a vindication of...
  • Senators Cruz and Cornyn Introduce Fort Hood Bill [Sep 12, 2013]

    03/17/2014 6:42:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies ^ | Sep 12, 2013 2:18 PM PDT
    (KCEN) -- Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz introduce the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act. The bill will to reclassify the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage as an act of terror and provide more benefits for victims and their family. Victims and relatives have complained that the U.S. Government wrongly categorized the attacks as workplace violence. The bill would provide life insurance, tax breaks for death in a combat zone and other combat-related pay. Last month, Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the attack on Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and dozens of others hurt.
  • Only in Minnesota: Lesbian police chief participates in city's 'Hijab Day'

    03/17/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 52 replies
    One News Now ^ | 17Mar14 | Chad Groening
    A messianic Jewish leader says a recent "Hijab Day" in Minneapolis is another example of people bending over backwards to accommodate Muslim demands. reported that female Muslim employees at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 to be "Hijab Day," then convinced most female employee at work to don the traditional headwear to pose for pictures that were posted on Facebook. "Christians cannot and would not make demands of people of other faiths. Jews would never make such demands of people of other faiths," says Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. Markell's ministry is based in Minnesota....
  • Teenage Caregivers Laugh, Film Themselves Beating 98-Year-Old Woman

    03/17/2014 5:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | March 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Two teenage nurses laughed and filmed themselves as they beat a 98-year-old nursing home resident in St. Charles, Illinois. According to the Chicago Tribune, Chemyra Barnett and Jacqueline Santos both 18-years old struck an elderly woman with dementia, took video of the attack, and shared the video with friends.
  • Michelle Obama Wants You to Cook at Home

    03/17/2014 5:39:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies ^ | March 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) Next up for "Let's Move?" How about "Let's Cook." Michelle Obama said Friday that a new focus of her anti-childhood obesity effort will be to help people cook more of their meals at home because they're healthier. Addressing a health summit in Washington, the first lady said home-cooked meals have less fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories than meals prepared in restaurants and save money, too.
  • Mother agrees to $725,000 settlement in Saginaw police shooting

    03/17/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    MLive ^ | 3-17-14 | Andy Hoag
    SAGINAW, MI The mother of Milton Hall, a homeless Saginaw man shot and killed by Saginaw police officers in 2012, has settled her federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city and nine police officers, her attorneys say. Jewel Hall on Friday, March 14, settled her case in U.S. District Court in Bay City, according to a press release sent from Hall's Detroit attorneys. Hall settled the case for $725,000, according to her Saginaw attorney, Debra Freid. Hall's "primary motivation was to make sure that this never happens to another family," Freid told The Saginaw News. The dollar amount is...
  • Back to the Future? Obama, the Internet and Americas Return to Panama

    03/17/2014 5:13:51 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 12 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | March 17, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    There are probably only a small handful of you who actually remember the debate about the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, which ceded control of the Panama Canal back to Panama. I opposed it at the time; I still oppose it. In fact, my father and I continue to despise the Senators, such as the late Robert C. Byrd (D.-WV), who deliberately ignored the cries of their constituents and chose to ratify it anyway.
  • The Senate race that worries Democrats most (The still exempt LA RAT Mary Landrieu)

    03/17/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has been near the top of the list of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection since day one of the 2014 election cycle. But notable developments in recent weeks suggest her seat is increasingly at risk of falling into Republican hands. Republican groups have blitzed Landrieu over the airwaves while she has gotten limited cover from Democratic allies; polls show she is locked in a close race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R); and now, Landrieu is reserving $2.6 million in airtime between April and June, an apparent recognition that the cascade of opposition ads has forced...
  • Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

    03/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | March 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that's just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution "commending" the notorious 9/11 mosque Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center "as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the" center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement and even the media as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped...
  • No, House Republicans haven't voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare

    03/17/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    It has become a truism that House Republicans have voted dozens and dozens of times -- at least 50 in all -- to repeal Obamacare. They have been obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Obama told a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington last month. You know what they say: 50th time is the charm. Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote, you will win a prize. Maybe if you buy 50 repeal votes, you get one free. We get it. For more than a year, Democrats and their advocates in the press have been ridiculing the...
  • 16 of 31 Bighorn sheep moved to Tucson are now dead

    03/17/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 36 replies ^ | 17 March 2014 | Anonymous
    From 3 months ago: "TUCSON - Thirty one Bighorn sheep that were relocated to the Catalina mountains Monday are thriving, according to Arizona Game and Fish officials. Their movements are being tracked using GPS collars. News 4 Tucson was given insight into their first few hours on their new turf. If you live in, or visit Pusch Ridge grab your binoculars, you're in for a sight...The cost of the project is around $600,000. It's funded by private donations and fees from hunting and fishing licenses." From a week ago: "Officials said a mountain lion killed the ewe they found in...
  • IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech

    03/17/2014 3:49:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-17-2014 | MARK J. FITZGIBBONS
    OPINION IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech MARK J. FITZGIBBONS | MARCH 17, 2014 AT 6:08 PM Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects. They also would eliminate communications before elections that name candidates, even if done in a neutral fashion. The IRS claims its proposed regulations are designed to create a more uniform set of rules for social welfare organizations, notwithstanding the long precedent of these types of communications. Censorship is now deemed appropriate tax policy. Coming after...
  • The Tea Party Isn't Dying The GOP Establishment Is

    03/17/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 17,2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The first opponent is the left. They still call us the Tea Party, though we rarely use that term anymore. Its fun to hear the liberals say it its like listening to grandparents trying to sound cool. Yeah, those hepcats are sure hip with their cool jive, daddy-o. Every day, the lefty punditry opines about the Tea Partys death spiral. And every day, the Tea Party refuses to crash and burn. We conservative insurgents have another opponent, but this opponent recognizes us for exactly what we are a dangerous, existential threat. This opponent is the GOP Establishment, and...
  • Boeing Source: Missing Plane in Pakistan

    03/17/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 221 replies
    Lignet ^ | March 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. |
    The Malaysian government reportedly is investigating the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 avoided radar detection and landed in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border inside Taliban-controlled territory, according to the UK Independent . . . investigators confiscated a homemade flight simulator from the pilots home to see if it reveals any useful information . . . the Malaysian foreign minister told reporters that Malaysia asked several Asian countries for assistance in its investigation, including Pakistan . . . Pakistan dismissed the idea that a Boeing 777 could land undetected inside the country but promised to work with the Malaysian...
  • When U.S. Steps Back, Will Russia and China Control the Internet?

    03/17/2014 2:12:07 PM PDT · by Kenny · 21 replies
    The National Journal ^ | March 17, 2014 | Brendan Sasso
    The United States is planning to give up its last remaining authority over the technical management of the Internet.The Commerce Department announced Friday that it will give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an international nonprofit group, control over the database of names and addresses that allows computers around the world to connect to each other.Administration officials say U.S. authority over the Internet address system was always intended to be temporary and that ultimate power should rest with the "global Internet community." But some fear that the Obama administration is opening the door to an Internet takeover...
  • Ontario Catholic school student files homophobia complaint with human rights commission

    03/17/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    CWN ^ | 3/17/2014
    A student at a French-language Catholic school in Canada has alleged that he is the victim of homophobia and has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Christopher Karas, the student, alleges that the the Mississauga Catholic School Board is systematically denying students their constitutional right to form Gay Straight Alliances, according to a press release from an organization that supports his efforts. In his complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal, Karas alleges that he was embarrassed when a teacher at his school, cole Secondaire Catholique Sainte-Famille, agreed to the requests of other boys not to room...
  • Tranny Time: US Military Becoming Global Joke

    03/17/2014 2:01:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EDT 3/17/2014 | MATT BARBER
    Tranny Time: US Military Becoming Global Joke Hold on, Ive got a good one. What do you get when Joycelyn Elders, Barack Obama and a cross-dressing billionaire walk into a bar to discuss the U.S. Marines? The few. The proud. Dudes in skirts. Thats rightwere moving into the next treasonous phase of the lefts San Francisco-style sabotage of the worlds once-greatest military. In a few short years, dont ask, dont tell has become do tell, do flaunt. The Tea Party News Network's Greg Campbell reported on a recent example: While Russia invades Ukraine, as Islamic terrorist factions plot the Wests...
  • Camerons EU plan to scrap ever closer union and limit migration

    03/17/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.03.14 @ 09:20 | Benjamin Fox
    New mechanisms to limit eastern European migration and prevent benefit tourism are at the center of a seven-point plan laid out by David Cameron to reform Britains relationship with the EU. Writing in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday (16 March), the British Prime Minister said that the EUs principle of free movement of labor and capital should mean free movement to take up work, not free benefits. He added that allowing new countries to join the EU should be accompanied by new mechanisms in place to prevent vast migrations across the continent. He also called for the removal of the...