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  • Why governments are unique -- and dangerous

    07/19/2018 11:03:20 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/2018 | John Conlin
    In the flow of this 3.8 billion-year-old river of life it is death, not life, that drives evolution. Death is that which sculpts the flow of life. In the marketplace of business it is failure, not success, that shapes, sculpts and hones that which survives. Whether it is an inability to survive in ever-changing physical conditions or an inability to convince enough people to purchase your goods or services at the price you require, demise of the entity controls and shapes what remains. Death and failure are the invisible hands that ensure these systems remain somewhat in balance. They put...
  • CEASE & DESIST: Town Orders Family to Stop Hosting Bible Studies on Farm

    07/19/2018 2:37:17 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 103 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Todd Starnes
    July 18, 2018 The owners of a Pennsylvania farm have been ordered by the Sewickley Heights Borough to cease and desist holding Bible studies on their private property. Borough leaders accused Scott and Terri Fetterolf of improperly using their 35-acre farm as a place of worship, a place of assembly and as a commercial venue. They were served a cease-and-desist order in October 2017, the Post-Gazette reported.
  • Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say

    07/17/2018 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11th 2018 | Dustin Volz
    An unidentified hacker tried to sell purported U.S. military documents containing information about combat drones last month, a cybersecurity research firm said, after they were allegedly stolen from an Air Force officer’s computer.
  • Fedcoin: pie in the sky

    07/13/2018 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/18 | Charles Wills
    The advantages of cash far outweigh any advantages of a cyber currency. It's for all these reasons that Americans should reject Fedcoin During the Obama administration, Marxists came up with the idea of creating Fedcoin to replace physical money altogether. The idea was to create a new cyber currency like Bitcoin but controlled by the Fed. In 2016, there was an article in Moneywise titled, U.S. Government Awards $7 Billion to Develop New Fedcoin, and it stated: “At this year’s ‘World Economic Forum’ in Davos, Switzerland, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz declared that the U.S. “could and should move to...
  • The Danger Of Our Time: When Questions Are Left To Die Unanswered

    07/02/2018 9:09:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/18 | Dave Merrick
    You want to take things from people? You want to take away their freedom? First you must disarm them. Then you may have your way with them One of the billions of pictured thought-captions floating around the web, asks this question: “Why is it that liberals demand gun control after every shooting - but never border control after every rape and murder by illegals?!” Those sorts of ‘memes’, as they’re called, perhaps rile people up. But, in the big picture, in the sea of words out there, that no one seems to slow down and sort through, it is a...
  • Venezuela's inflation rate tops 40,000 per cent for first time ever

    07/01/2018 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/01/18 | Gina Heeb
    Venezuela's inflation rate has hit a new high with consumer prices in the crisis-ridden country rising by more than 40,000 per cent annually for the first time on record, according a top economist. **SNIP** Venezuela's government has largely stopped reporting economic data, including internal measures of inflation. The Central Bank of Venezuela, which did not immediately respond to request for comment, has not independently released inflation figures in at least a year. **SNIP** Mr Abadia said Venezuela is a "disaster area" and that as long as Mr Maduro is in power, the economy will "continue to collapse." But Mr Maduro...
  • Romans 13 and the Right of Revolution; When Does a Christian Stop Submitting to Government?

    06/30/2018 8:20:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2018 | By Wallace Henley
    As the United States readies to celebrate its independence on July 4, a thorny question arises: Does the Bible really grant nations—especially those once labeled "Christian"—the right of revolution, or do the Scriptures forbid it?Romans 13, now much in focus because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appeal to the passage (affirmed by White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders) to support current federal immigration policy and practice, would seem, according to some interpreters, to demand unquestioning submission to "authority."As already noted in the Christian Post, this passage has been too often used as the proof-text for all kinds of tyrannies. Yet its...
  • U.S. is ordered to reunite migrant families. Now what? (end game)

    06/30/2018 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Vendome · 21 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 6/27/2018 | Daniella Silva
    Here is the real endgame of this and they want a straight shot to a SCOTUS, while it is out of session: Now, the Trump administration can either follow the order or attempt to stay the injunction and appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Asked on Wednesday if the administration would appeal, Trump said: "Well, we're going to see. But we believe that families should be together" If the administration does appeal,...to the Supreme Court. ...court just ended its regular session ..., so the case would land in the hands of one justice — Justice Anthony Kennedy, who...
  • Former ICE chief lawyer in Seattle gets 4 years for ID theft

    06/28/2018 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | June 28, 2018 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SEATTLE (AP) - A former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing the identities of people facing deportation and using them to run up bills totaling $190,000. Raphael Sanchez, 44, resigned when he was charged in the four-year scheme in February. He had overseen deportation proceedings in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington since 2011 as the agency's top lawyer in the region. "Sanchez was entrusted with significant authority to represent the United States in crucial immigration proceedings that deeply shaped the lives of many," attorneys Luke Cass...
  • Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

    06/26/2018 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    BBC UK ^ | 22 June 2018 | none stated
    The UN Human Rights Office alleges that extra-judicial killings were carried out by officers involved with the Operations for the Liberation of the People, ostensibly a crime-reduction initiative.These officers may have killed more than 500 people since July 2015 as a way to showcase crime-reduction results, it says. They are alleged to have faked evidence to make it look as though the victims died in exchanges of fire. Where a coffee costs wads of banknotesWhy mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela UN investigators have been denied access to Venezuela. They made their findings from interviews with about 150 witnesses and victims contacted...
  • Here’s How Trump Wants to Streamline Government

    06/23/2018 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 21, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration proposes to reform and reorganize government by streamlining food regulation, merging two Cabinet departments, and consolidating housing programs.Combining the Education and Labor departments is among 32 proposals in a plan released Thursday by the Office of Management and Budget in response to a charge President Donald Trump issued 14 months ago.“We wanted to change the dialogue in Washington, to say it’s not acceptable to have things that just don’t make sense,” Margaret Weichert, OMB’s deputy director for management, told The Daily Signal.Weichert did not provide an estimate of savings, but said it would be clear in the...
  • White House releases sweeping proposal to reorganize government

    06/21/2018 10:00:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Peter Sullivan
    The White House on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize how the federal government is structured, including controversial proposals to impose work requirements on assistance programs.“Businesses change all the time,” said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. “Government doesn't, and one of the things you get when you hire a businessman to become president is you bring this attitude from the private sector.”The plan touches a wide range of agencies, but one of its main proposals is to move the food stamp program, officially known as SNAP, out of the Department of Agriculture and into...
  • Government Shouldn't Be Suing Navigation Innovator, Waze, It Should Emulate It

    06/21/2018 8:21:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/21/2018 | Gus Van Horn
    Driving in DC used to be a nightmare for me until Waze replaced stand still traffic with pleasant drives through picturesque neighborhoods. Unfortunately, residents may not feel a similar delight when they see my car. They’re weary of speeders, noise, and rudeness; and they're fighting back. (I would too, if I couldn't even back out of my driveway) And so, there are rumblings about forcing companies to be "accountable", holding them liable for traffic problems, and even preventing them from reporting certain routes. Unfortunately, this is exactly what we should not be doing. Southern California Radio recently asked their listeners,...
  • Jeff Sessions and Romans 13: Should Christians Always Obey the Government?

    06/20/2018 5:51:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jim Denison
    I don't remember the last time a biblical citation generated so many headlines. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to defend the Trump administration's immigration policies, especially with regard to separating families. At one point, he stated, "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes." His citation set off a firestorm of debate in the culture and among Christians. My purpose today is not to discuss the multitude of ways Romans 13 has been...
  • Jane Fonda To Hollywood Elite: Time To Take ‘Back Our Government’

    06/13/2018 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/18 | Ben Kew
    Actress and political activist Jane Fonda warned a crowd of Hollywood elites of the “existential crisis” facing America under the Trump administration, urging them that the only solution is “taking back our government.” After winning the Female EMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Environmental Media Association (EMA) first Honors Benefit Gala, Fonda said that Democrats taking the House in the upcoming mid-terms elections was crucial to saving the country. “This is an existential crisis that we’re in,” said the 80-year-old Grace and Frankie star. “We have to do everything we can to take back the house in November. If anything...
  • See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of

    06/05/2018 7:47:53 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 29 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | June 4, 2018 | John Miltimore
    or generations, libraries were places where people went to borrow books, learn about the past, and kindle imaginations. Today, however, they occasionally find themselves at the forefront of the culture war. A case in point can be found in the Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL), where officials on Monday announced they would be offering a new summer series on cross-dressing—“Drag Story Hours—that is open to children and adults. "Drag pushes people to break boundaries and explore creativity, " said Chad Kampe, a Minnesota activist who organizes queer-friendly events and is promoting the series with SPLL. "At a very young age,...
  • Italy's populist government takes office

    06/02/2018 1:24:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    AFP/France24 ^ | June 1, 2018 | Terry DALEY
    ROME (AFP) - Italy's new anti-establishment government took power on Friday, ending months of deadlock that saw the eurozone's third largest economy narrowly avoid snap elections after a last-gasp coalition deal. New Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, 53, was sworn in at the head of the first populist government in an EU founding member that was forged by the Five Star Movement and the far-right League. "The new right is in power," declared left-leaning daily La Repubblica. The handover of power follows an inconclusive March election and months of political turmoil which had spooked global financial markets and spread unease among...
  • U.S. boots Hong Kong from top spot and reclaims title of world’s most competitive economy

    05/29/2018 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 19,2018 | Frieda Powers
    President Trump is making good on his promise to make America great again as the nation roared back to reclaim the title of the world’s most competitive economy. The U.S. beat Hong Kong for the top spot, retaking the position for the first time since 2015, according to Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Center’s annual rankings, Bloomberg reported. Faster economic growth as well as scientific and technological innovation launched the U.S. up from 4th place last year, as the nation scored best in international investment, domestic economy and scientific infrastructure sub-categories. “The renewed top ranking aligns with the positive U.S. growth...
  • Trump guts union perks, speeds up civil service firings to save $100 million a year

    05/25/2018 1:39:19 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2018
    President Trump signed three executive orders Friday containing sweeping reforms that weaken protections for federal workers and eliminate perks for the unions that represent them. Under the new executive orders, unions will be charged rent for federal office space and will not be reimbursed for travel expenses or for hours spent appealing worker firings. All federal workers will be ordered to spend 75 percent of their time on government work, and agencies are ordered to publicly post union contracts in an online repository.