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  • President Obama May be Breaking the Logan Act By Conniving with Foreign Governments

    07/05/2017 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | 07/05/17 | Jim Hoft
      President Obama is engaged in acts that may go against the Logan Act which prohibits Americans from committing treason by acting with other governments against the US. A summary of the Logan Act follows: The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization. Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of the Alien...
  • Why pensions are set to eat the city budget

    06/25/2017 2:19:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Disgusted with the subway? Well, chew on this: Since 2014, the city has forked over more to its pension funds than it has for building and repairing schools, parks, bridges and, yes, subways combined. In fact, the citys current predicament is the result of benefit increases that state lawmakers have showered on retired city workers. The pension sweeteners added just in 2000 alone cost the city $13 billion over the next 10 years. These two factors (over-optimistic assumptions and ever-greater benefits) are why the citys yearly contribution to the funds has had to mushroom nearly sevenfold, from $1.4 billion...
  • Is it Time to Hold Journalists in Contempt of Court for National Security Reasons?

    05/31/2017 1:56:39 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | May 29, 2017 | Martin Armstrong
    On Tuesday U.S. officials, under the guise of anonymity, leaked the name of the suicide bomber responsible for the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester before the British police had officially named him causing greater skepticism for allies sharing intelligence with the United States. There is something seriously wrong in the intelligence community and it borders on TREASON. American journalists published the name before the British journalists. The British police had not confirmed the identity of the attacker, Salman Abedi. Since it was an ongoing investigation, the British government had indicated it may not release the name at...
  • Cities, counties and schools feel sharply increasing pension costs

    02/25/2017 6:21:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | Dan Walters
    The impact of ever-higher pension costs on Californias local governments, particularly cities, has been evident for years. Pension burdens contributed to the recent bankruptcies of three cities and more are feeling the pinch.
  • Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico

    02/11/2017 12:46:03 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Sundance
    There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country. Yet thats exactly what Mexican President Pea Nieto did yesterday, when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.
  • Resist We Much Eh Bambi is Coming To The White House Monday

    02/11/2017 11:22:28 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 11, 2017 | Sundance
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.
  • Jaw Dropping Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics.

    01/29/2017 12:43:03 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 282 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 29,2017 | Sundance
    If people had doubts about the Mexican government being influenced and controlled by drug cartels, well, they can put that doubt away. In a stunning segment on Fareed Zakarias CNN broadcast today Mexicos former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clintons Kremlin Connection

    01/11/2017 4:16:02 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    Observer ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | John R, Schindler
    This is a History Lesson: The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the worlds political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globes super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russias elite hides its ill-gotten wealth.
  • Muh Russians President Obama Gives Rebel Alliance Best Gift for New Year

    12/29/2016 6:03:35 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Sundance
    There are many facets being discussed by various political tribes about President Obama pitching a vast Russian election hacking conspiracy narrative. However, though he absolutely never intended to do so, President Obama has just given us one of the best gifts, transparent propaganda.
  • U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, closes two compounds: official

    12/29/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 291 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Yara Bayoumy)
    The United States on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment by Russia against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the Russian diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States. Access to the two compounds will be denied to all Russian officials as of noon on Friday, the official added. "These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats...
  • Israel Official: Obama Administration Secretly Worked With Palestinians

    12/23/2016 8:51:46 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV The Obama administration secretly worked with the Palestinian Authority to craft a shameful United Nations resolution behind Israels back, an Israeli official told reporters on Friday.
  • China Snatches Navy Drone U.S. Officials Send Strongly Worded Letter

    12/16/2016 2:29:13 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 57 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | Sundance
    (Via The Daily Mail) A Chinese warship has captured an underwater US Navy drone right in front of the eyes of the crew of an American ship in the South China sea, prompting a government official to say, they stole it.
  • Its getting hotter

    SAVING the planet is now a matter of a few clicksat least on a small scale. On September 22nd the UNs Climate Change Secretariat launched Climate Neutral Now, a website that estimates an individuals carbon footprint based on whereabouts, recycling habits, energy use and so on. Offsetting any resulting guilt is easy: the site takes donations to fund clean development projects. Your correspondent paid $24 to a facility capturing methane from pig dung to cover the carbon-dioxide emissions she had caused during the past year
  • Hug a Terrorist mentality following Paris attacks?

    01/14/2015 9:26:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/15 | Judi McLeod
    Before we know it, we will be hearing that Islamist terrorists dont kidnap, enslave, decapitate, crucify and bury their victims alive While 40 world leaders were preening before cameras with linked-arms, during their highly flamboyant Je suis Charlie! march in Paris on Sunday, all five collared terrorist suspects had been released from custody by Parisienne authorities the night before. Was world attention deliberately drawn to the world leaders who stole the Je suis Charlie show rather letting focus fall on French authorities having to own up to the trail having gone cold in the hunt for Islamic terrorists, who slaughtered...
  • Ebola: Intrusive Requirements for Everyone?

    10/14/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    We must react as concerned, committed, and compassionate people who have the facts, rather than as people have historically reacted in times of distress, disease, and death If the Ebola virus disease (EVD) explodes across America we can expect many oppressive but necessary laws to be passed. There will be limitations on personal liberty, but hopefully lawmakers will think these issues through, debate them, and implement only those most necessary. Reasonable people will argue that, in times of emergency, extreme measures must be taken for everyones good; however, there is always a problem. When extreme measures are taken for the...
  • Government's power over ranchers and their land is frightening

    05/18/2014 8:24:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/6/14 | fox
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  • Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs

    08/22/2013 8:51:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/22/13 | Reid Wilson
    Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce the number of hours their part-time employees work. The decisions to cut employee hours come 16 months before employers including state and local governments will be required to offer health care coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours a week. Some local officials said the cuts are happening now either because of labor contracts that must be negotiated in advance, or because the local governments worry
  • Photo: 20,000 Pages of Obamacare Regulations

    03/12/2013 5:55:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Late last week, Obamacare regulators added more than 800 pages to an ever-growing document that will govern your healthcare. The bureaucrats' work product now prints out to 20,000 pages -- nearly eight times the length of the infamous original bill: That tower is already taller than Kobe Bryant (see update), and much of the law hasn't even gone into effect yet. According to the Government Accountability Office, Obamacare is projected to add $6.2 trillion to the nation's long-term deficits, despite presidential assurances that it wouldn't add a "single dime" to our red ink:
  • The Limits of Government Power

    10/15/2012 5:27:23 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A country and a people can be measured in its breath and its depth. A government can either choose breadth of control or depth of controlbut it cannot have both. Breadth of control allows for governing a large area, but with only limited control and influence over those who live there. Depth of control allows for extensive control over the lives of a population, but such control requires government infrastructure of equal depth that is difficult to sustain or project over a large territory. One is a mile wide and an inch deep. The other is a mile deep and...
  • Jim Rickards: Look for War with Iran and QE3 by this Summer (Video)

    02/12/2012 11:41:57 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 4 replies
    capital account @ ^ | February 9, 2012 | Jim Rickards (Interview by Lauren Lyster)
    US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won all three republican voting contests last night. Let's just remind our viewers what some of his thoughts are regarding foreign policy and Iranremember what he said on the campaign trail about nuclear scientists ending up dead being a good thing? He's also advocated airstrikes on nuclear facilities. As we hear the drum beat of war between the West and Iran, we often see war and politics as separate from the economy. They are not. Putting aside the human cost for a moment, which is huge, let's look at the economic cost. The price...