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  • ASSAULTED - New Gun Rights Documentary IMPORTANT!!! PLS. READ

    09/08/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 3 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 09/08/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    If you are a conservative and a gun owner WE NEED YOUR HELP TO START THIS PROJECT! "ASSAULTED" is a new pro-gun documentary produced by the accomplished film maker and Emmy Award winner Kris Koening. Koenig, who is known for his documentary "400 Years Of The Telescope" (2009) just released the trailer for his upcoming project "Assaulted" ---------- Trailer and the rest of the info is at the link Please follow the link to the Kickstarter.com page and chip in a couple of dollars to start-up this film. It has the endorsement of the CalGuns Foundation and it raised almost...
  • Obama Administration Expands ATF’s Power to Seize Property

    09/08/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 09.07.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Obama Administration Expands ATF’s Power to Seize Property As part of a one-year trial run, the Department of Justice has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the power to “to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses,” which is almost tantamount to saying that on the mere suspicion that one is doing something illegal, the ATF can snatch one’s firearms and property. The Washington Times, among other publications, have explained the implications of this new DoJ decree: It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized...
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    09/08/2012 7:57:38 PM PDT · by bopdowah · 228 replies
    Whiskey & Gunpowder ^ | Aug 1st, 2012 | Jim Karger
    “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you except face down in a pool of your own blood the middle of the street, just another dead fool...
  • FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

    09/08/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 103 replies
    RT ^ | 8 September, 2012 | RT
    Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. (snip) New Scientist reports that a 2010 study found technology used by NGI to be accurate in picking out suspects from a pool of 1.6 million mug shots 92 percent of the time. The system was tested on a trial basis in the state of Michigan earlier this year, and has already been cleared for pilot runs in Washington, Florida and North...
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein says she'll reintroduce assault weapon legislation

    09/05/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 100 replies
    KPCC ^ | Kitty Felde
    Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday that she’s re-entering the battle over gun control during her keynote speech to the California delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Feinstein was president of the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on what she calls that city’s “day of infamy” in 1978, when a former colleague shot and killed Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Since then, Senator Feinstein has been one of the most vocal proponents of gun control on Capitol Hill. She promised California delegates she’d return to Congress to reintroduce “an updated assault weapons bill.” At the delegates' breakfast, she said that, "Weapons...
  • Court Upholds Domestic Drone Use in Arrest of American Citizen

    08/02/2012 2:05:24 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 38 replies
    US News ^ | August 2, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    A North Dakota court has preliminarily upheld the first-ever use of an unmanned drone to assist in the arrest of an American citizen. A judge denied a request to dismiss charges Wednesday against Rodney Brossart, a man arrested last year after a 16-hour standoff with police at his Lakota, N.D., ranch. Brossart's lawyer argued that law enforcement's "warrantless use of [an] unmanned military-like surveillance aircraft" and "outrageous governmental conduct" warranted dismissal of the case, according to court documents obtained by U.S. News. [Photo Gallery: The Expansion of the Drone] District Judge Joel Medd wrote that "there was no improper use...
  • Yet another agency gets authority to seize cash that might have something to do with drugs.

    08/31/2012 8:27:56 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Americans for Forfeiture Reform ^ | August 28, 2012 | Scott Alexander Meiner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority, for a one-year trial period, to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses pursuant to United States Code Title 21 › Chapter 13 › Subchapter I › Part E › § 881. 21 U.S.C. § 881 is, among other things, often invoked to seize and forfeit bulk currency, where no drugs are found, on theories that the currency was furnished, or intended to be furnished, in exchange for a controlled substance.AG Holder’s rulemaking announcement declared that such changes are exempt from the general notice and comment requirements because the department determined that the change does not affect individual rights and...
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog

    09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 128 replies
    WKBW (Buffalo) ^ | August 30, 2012 | John Borsa
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time. Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion. Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing. There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept. But...
  • Where Are the Jobs?

    09/04/2012 10:58:02 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    Alliance for Worker Freedom ^ | 2012-09-04 | Tom Fletcher
    When President Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention later this week, one thing he is surely to tout is the stimulus he passed in the first year of his presidency. In September of 2009 the President said of the American Reinvestment Act, “it’s about creating jobs that will make a lasting difference in our future.” Nearly 3 years after spending over $800 billion dollars, growth is still anemic, unemployment remains above 8 percent, and the American Public is growing restless. One of the fatal flaws of the stimulus, besides its gross overstep in government expenditure, was that it went to...
  • Ted Nugent Warns: Feds Arresting Innocent Citizens Without Warrants

    09/02/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/31/12 | patriotupdatereport
    Ted Nugent warns America. Vid at link.
  • BLM declares Burning Man Second Amendment-free zone(NV)

    08/31/2012 6:50:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 August, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Land Management has declared the Burning Man “radical self-expression/self-reliance" community “experiment” in northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert a temporary weapons-free zone, GunLeaders Blog reported today. Citing a Department of the Interior “Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands in Pershing County, NV” appearing in the Federal Register Volume 77, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2012), the edict mandates “temporary closures and temporary restrictions will be in effect from August 13, 2012 to September 17, 2012. Proclaiming its authority under 43 CFR 8364.1., and issued by Gene Seidlitz, District Manager, Winnemucca District,...
  • Feds: Too few Americans ‘turn to government for assistance’ [Unbelievable!]

    08/27/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT · by upchuck · 33 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Monday, August 27,2012
    More Americans rely on their families for assistance than the government, so federal officials have undertaken an effort to help people to apply for federal assistance. “Given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want to make sure you know about benefits that could help you,” USA.gov announced today. The ”government made easy’ website has created a “help for difficult financial times” page for people to learn more about the programs.The government got that statistic from a poll asking Americans what helps them the most during tough times. Here are the results: Savings...
  • Solyndra's glass tubes find second life as modern art

    08/27/2012 7:37:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Dana Hull
    BERKELEY -- When Solyndra filed for bankruptcy last year, thousands of employees were let go, dozens of vendors were left high and dry, hundreds of millions of dollars were lost -- and millions of glass tubes were abandoned in a San Jose warehouse. Now some of those tubes, a signature design element of the company's cylindrical solar panels, have found a second life as modern art. Yet like so much about Solyndra, they've become another flash point in the controversy surrounding the Fremont company. Oakland architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello used 1,368 of the glass tubes to create...
  • Vets Being Rounded Up Nationwide?

    08/25/2012 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 24, 2012
    Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead, who represented wrongly-incarcerated marine Brandon J. Raub for free, appeared on Glenn Beck’s program to talk about how Brandon is unfortunately not alone in many ways.
  • NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On All US Citizens Since 9/11

    08/24/2012 10:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 183 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency run its pervasive domestic spying apparatus... Binney—one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history—worked for the Defense Department's foreign signals intelligence agency for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." In a short video called "The Program," Binney explains how the agency took part of one of the programs he built and started using it to spy on virtually every U.S. citizen without warrants under the code-name Stellar Wind.
  • Is Brandon Raub a Political Prisoner of the Obama Administration?

    08/23/2012 5:49:29 AM PDT · by lward99 · 73 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 8/22/12 | Staff
    Is Brandon Raub a political prisoner of the Obama Administration? That is the impression you receive if you talk to members of an organization called Special Operations Speaks. In a press release the group states, “Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old former Marine who completed tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and lives in Chesterfield, Va., was recently arrested and forcibly committed to a psychiatric facility for mental evaluation by a court based solely on controversial Facebook postings, which took the form of song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games.”
  • Marine Patriot Detained for Facebook Political Posts (NDAA, Anyone?)

    08/23/2012 5:00:58 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 23 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/23/2012 | Gina Miller
    When the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress last year, people of all political persuasions were rightly alarmed, because one of its provisions clearly gave the federal government and military the power to indefinitely detain, without charges, any American citizen deemed to be a “terrorist” or someone who pals around with terrorists. This past May, Federal Judge Katherine B. Forrest blocked that provision, as reported on June 7th at RT.com, Last month Judge Forrest ruled in favor of a group of journalists and activists [who] filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the NDAA,...
  • Why is the FCC Looking Backwards on Broadband?

    08/22/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-21 | Kelly William Cobb
    The tech sector is one of the most forward looking, fastest growing, and innovative industries. It represents one-sixth of our economy and investment is going nowhere but up. But today’s Federal Commissions Commission (FCC) report on the progress of broadband adoption makes one wonder how the industry flourishes despite being regulated by one of the most mind-bogglingly backward looking and pro-regulatory agencies in government. The FCC has determined – for the third year in a row – that broadband “is not yet being deployed ‘to all Americans’ in a reasonable and timely fashion.” The Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report (known...
  • Wargaming Termination of Tea Party Extremists

    08/22/2012 5:07:23 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2012 | Cameraon Reddy
    Our military planners are openly discussing how to kill "Tea Party extremists" who have taken over a small town in the USA. Is this "operational lay-down" merely a "cartoonish and needlessly provocative scenario," as described by The Washington Times, or is it something much more malevolent? The military scenario appears in the July 25, 2012 issue of the respected Small Wars Journal and posits that, while Obama will be thrown out of office in 2012, ten years of race- and immigrant-bashing by "right-wing demagogues" will have whipped white Americans into gang-like attacks on non-whites. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/wargaming_termination_of_tea_party_extremists.html#ixzz24HANT56n
  • Will Obama Keep Power 'by Any Means Necessary'? (extensive details, must read)

    08/21/2012 12:38:58 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 101 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-21-12 | Stella Paul
    Let's go there: if Obama thinks he's losing, will he allow safe and fair elections on November 6? And if he does lose, will he peacefully turn over power to Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013? Or will he cling to power "by any means necessary," as a highly placed insider alleges? *snip* That's the question recently posed by retired Major General Jerry Curry in the Daily Caller, in light of horrifying reports that the Social Security Administration is buying 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets for distribution to 41 locations in the U.S. According to Major General Curry, Social Security's...
  • U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts

    08/19/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 68 replies
    Salem News ^ | 8/19/2012 | Tim King
    Feds retaliate against another critic of the U.S. government.(SALEM / RICHMOND) - A decorated U.S. Marine who served his nation in two wars, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia, was arrested for airing his critical views of the U.S. government on Facebook this weekend. We just reported yesterday that a Human Rights activist in Bahrain is being prosecuted for six Twitter messages. Politically, this country is increasingly resembling Bahrain and other nations that arrest those who speak out critically over federal policy. His mother, Kathleen Thomas, says it is another case of the word 'terrorist' being applied to arrest and detain...
  • Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot?

    08/18/2012 8:48:02 PM PDT · by null and void · 186 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:40 AM 08/17/2012 | Major General Jerry Curry, USA (Ret.)
    Photo by Oleg Volk, http://www.olegvolk.net/ The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S.  No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign...
  • As ATP Oil Files For Bankruptcy, CEO Blames Obama For Company's Collapse

    08/18/2012 12:35:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/18/2012 | Christopher Helman
    When I get Paul Bulmahn on the phone rumors are swirling that he’s just days from putting his company, ATP Oil & Gas, into Chapter 11. He can’t confirm it yet, but he wants to make one thing perfectly clear: If it does come to bankruptcy (which it did on August 17) it isn’t his fault. The founder and chairman of publicly traded ATP (Nasdaq:ATPG), Bulmahn wants the world to know that the Obama Administration—and its illegal ban on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP disaster—is to blame for the implosion of his company. Not him. “It is...
  • Young people protest for gun rights in front of D.C. city hall

    08/17/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Tom Howell Jr.
    About 40 young people waved signs and voiced loud support for Second Amendment rights in the front of D.C. city hall on Friday, an unusual sight in a heavily Democratic city that is known for its strict gun-control laws. For about two hours, they captured the attention of passing motorists and tourists with their argument that increased gun ownership equals increased public safety. Their rally comes two days after an unarmed building manager was shot in the arm at the Family Research Council, a conservative organization in the District’s busy downtown. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has pledged to preserve the...
  • State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...(NY)

    08/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    villagevoice.com ^ | 16 August, 2012 | James King
    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms. "We believe the message that that sends to those who have illegal guns is 'I can go away for a year, maybe two years. I'll come back on good behavior in a year and I have a badge of honor," Smith said at a press conference this afternoon. If...
  • Social Security Admin Buys 174000 Hollow Point Bullets: Border Patrol Armed with Bean Bags

    08/17/2012 7:47:47 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 28 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The short story is the Social Security Administration (SSA) has 295 special agents working in 66 offices throughout the U.S. They have full authority to be armed. Standard issue is ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacked hollow point pistol ammunition." These agents investigate allegations of Social Security fraud and respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees and customers...but they cannot stop sending checks to dead people or other unworthy recipients. Hollow points won't stop the theft of my Social Security. We can feel safe though, as each agent now has almost 600 rounds of his very own. National Oceanic...
  • The Steep Cost of US Dairy Programs

    08/17/2012 8:50:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-14 | Laurel Kays
    As the all but certain September fight over the 2012 Farm Bill looms, Americans would do well to remember that despite the happy, “Got Milk” images we associate with dairy products, in every purchase of milk, cheese, yogurt, and other such products is an extra cost incurred by the government’s irresponsible dairy programs. These outdated programs inflate prices and put taxpayers on the hook for expensive subsidies while largely benefitting large-scale, high income farm operations. US dairy policy is made up of a complicated set of programs which work both to create steady demand and to raise prices for dairy...
  • US Sugar Policy: Not So Sweet for the Economy

    08/16/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT · by 92nina · 39 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-13 | Laurel Kays
    According the USDA estimates, the United States will use approximately 11,885,000 tons of sugar in fiscal year 2012-2013. Yet despite this incredibly large and ever increasing use of sugar, few Americans are aware of the economic price we pay for the government’s cartel-like control of the US sugar market. With Congress expected to reconsider the 2012 Farm Bill when it returns to DC in September, it is important to understand how this control operates and the economic harm it causes to US interests. Sugar prices in the United States are kept artificially high through a 3-part system of economic controls....
  • Obamacare Doubles Premiums for Many Americans

    08/15/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT · by 92nina · 15 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    In a recent campaign speech in Cincinnati Ohio President Obama claimed "premiums will go down." However, studies on the effects of Obamacare evidence premiums will not go down but will increase for "a material portion of the population." Specifically the young and healthy will be burdened by exponential increases in their premiums as a result of Obamacare. An article published by the Washington Post today compiled numerous studies from around the country, all of which indicated that Obamacare will lead to sharp premium increases for young and healthy Americans. President Obama's campaign promise that "premiums will go down" finds no...
  • Obama’s War On Whistleblowers Accelerates: Science Itself is Now Contraband

    08/15/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 2 replies
    Libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 08/15/2012 | Mike Kriege
    The Obama administration is evil. Sorry, there is no other adjective to describe it at this point. They know they are corrupt, they embrace their corruption and now they are doing everything possible to silence anyone who dares call them out on it. The latest case of Obama’s war on whistleblowers relates to how the Scientific Integrity Officer within the Interior Department, Dr. Paul Houser, was attacked when he started raising some scientific and environmental questions. According to Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones: When he raised those concerns to then-DOI press secretary Adam Fetcher, Houser says he was told that...
  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett (Why she is the most powerful woman in Washington)

    08/14/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2012 | Karin McQuillan
    President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before saying yes, because he got cold feet about the possible political harm to himself if the mission failed. Instead of listening to advisors from the U.S. military, Defense, or even State, Obama was acting on the advice of White House politico and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett? This account comes from Richard Miniter's upcoming book Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him. Miniter has written a half-dozen books on the war on terror. He is relying on an unnamed source...
  • Obamacare's Pizza Tax: Taxing an Even Larger Slice

    08/13/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter caused a stir this week with his comment that the Obamacare law would cause a "hike in pizza prices." The most stirring thing about John Schnatter's statement is...that it's true. As a result of Obamacare employers such as John Schnatter will be forced to change their workforce strategy, which means increasing the costs of products offered to consumers as well as layoffs. In a study recently released by Mercer, analysts surveyed 1,203 employers, 60% of which were preparing for an increase in cost as a direct result of Obamacare. Of employers hit the hardest by...
  • ‘Nanny State’ Wants No Firearms for Russians

    08/13/2012 10:30:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    en.rian.ru ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Alexey Eremenko
    In December 1917, weeks after coming to power, the Bolsheviks launched a drive to confiscate all firearms from the hands of the Russian populace. They never gave them back. Old habits die hard, and Russia’s restrictive gun legislation was never seriously softened over the past 100 years, despite regular calls to the purpose, the latest of which came last week from a pro-Kremlin senator. Those who oppose firearms are wary of the temperamental populace, predicting shooting rampages and an increase in murder rates. But some skeptics claim the real reason the Kremlin is not allowing the public to own firearms...
  • DHS Orders 750 Million More Rounds Of Ammo

    08/13/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Errant · 151 replies
    The Alt-Market.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | various
    The federal government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, is buying up huge amounts of ammunition and there seems to be no end in sight. Again, this is nothing new as the DHS has refused to explain their purchase of 450 million hollow points and has ordered "up to" 650-750 million rounds of ammo and also seems to be looking for more weapons as well. Link to solicitation
  • EPA Takes Swipe at Romney

    08/12/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT · by GraceG · 16 replies
    So looks like the EPA is taking a swipe at Romney, which is funny because I thought ads by the government couldn;t be overtly political.... Oh well I guess them insinuating that due to the "higher efficiency standards" pushed down everyone's throat that the dog on Romney's car will have to stay there even longer.... This is a stupendously stupid low blow by the EPA... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgs1XH3PqEM
  • SCRUBBED : PHOTO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA REMOVED JUST DAYS AFTER BOOK EXPOSES AGENDA TO ELIMINATE SUBURBS

    08/12/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 113 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 8-12-2012 | Lee Stranahan
    August 12, 2012SCRUBBED : PHOTO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA REMOVED JUST DAYS AFTER BOOK EXPOSES AGENDA TO ELIMINATE SUBURBS by Lee Stranahan A photo of President Obama was suddenly pulled from the website of the group Building One America, whose goals were documented extensively in Stanley Kurtz’s book Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. The book, which was released ten days ago, reveals what Kurtz refers to as Obama’s plan to undercut the political and economic independence of America's suburbs. Kurtz connects current Obama administration policy with his personal history, and with groups...
  • Warning – SB 249 is California’s Worst Gun Confiscation Threat in 20 Years

    08/11/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco now trying to ban and confiscate more so-called “assault weapons.” Originally, Senate Bill 249 was a quiet agriculture bill that passed in the California Senate back in May. With sneaky back-door tactics, Senator Yee turned the bill into a gun ban monster. SB 249, as amended, would make a small but profound change to the definition of what constitutes a detachable magazine for a semiautomatic firearm. By doing so, hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic rifles, which were legally sold in California over the last decade, would become illegal on July 1,...
  • Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets High Powered Assault Rifle Instead

    08/08/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT · by redreno · 71 replies
    www.ksee24.com ^ | 08/08/2012 | By KSEE News
    All Seth Horvitz wanted was a Westinghouse 39-inch LED television. Instead, he got a high-caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle. The Washington resident, who had ordered the television through a third-party vendor on Amazon.com, first realized that something wasn't quite right when a long, narrow box showed up at his apartment Tuesday, DCist reported.
  • Foxes Guard Hen House With New W-2 Reporting Requirement

    08/08/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATRF ^ | 2012-08-03 | Blake Seitz
    Tax Provision The 2010 health care bill includes a requirement that employers report on each of their employees’ Form W-2s the cost of health insurance they sponsor on behalf of that employee. This requirement was made optional for tax year 2011 (when it officially went into effect), and will be optional for small businesses (those with fewer than 250 W-2s) in tax year 2012. ATRF Analysis The IRS has waived the W-2 reporting requirement for tax years 2011 and 2012 because of confusion surrounding the provision. This is understandable, because employers usually use Form W-2 to report salary and wage...
  • If You Love Liberty You Might be a Terrorist

    08/07/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 11 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | Gary DeMar
    A report on terrorism in the United States has been published by the Department of Homeland Security. The authors of the report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The goal of the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts. And what should law enforcement agencies being looking for when it comes to...
  • Great news: TSA to unionize

    08/06/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 98 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dustin Siggins
    From The Right Scoop, initially blogged by PJ Media: As of Thursday, August 2, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to unionize. The agency, best known for groping and offending Americans as we attempt to fly from one part of the country to the other, has agreed to allow the American Federation of Government Employees to unionize its workers. From the Facebook page of the American Federation of Government Employees, the official announcement: “For 10 long years AFGE has fought hard so that Transportation Security Officers would have collective bargaining rights. We have often looked back and wondered why...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • The ITU December Conference: A Threat to the Free and Open Internet

    08/06/2012 9:03:37 AM PDT · by 92nina
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-03 | Laurel Kays
    With the Olympics and upcoming election dominating news coverage, The United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Conference on International Telecommunications in December is not a likely source of interest for most Americans. Yet it certainly should be, for the anti-freedom, pro-regulation policies being considered at the conference are serious enough to have given rise to a rare show of bipartisan action in Congress. The ITU Conference will, among other things, be considering proposed amendments to an international telecommunications treaty, two of which are of particular concern to advocates of a free and unregulated internet. In light of this threat,...
  • GSA employees paid lavish salaries, generous bonuses, excessive overtime

    08/06/2012 8:32:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 6, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Rep. John Mica (R., Fla.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, revealed last week that the General Services Administration (GSA), the government agency at the center of a luxury spending scandal, had awarded $44 million in taxpayer-funded bonuses last year, far more than previously reported. Though GSA staff constitute just one percent of the federal workforce, agency bonuses made up 10 percent of government bonuses paid out in 2011. Mica’s analysis of GSA compensation data found a number of bonuses worth as much as $50,000 or more. One employee received an $80,000 bonus, in addition to $180,000 in...
  • Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

    08/05/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 69 replies
    NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. By Stanley KurtzEditor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools,...
  • Governor Quinn violates U.S. and Illinois constitutions simultaneously

    08/02/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On Tuesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sent S. 681--a heretofore utterly uncontroversial, modestly pro-gun bill that had passed with overwhelming bipartisan support--back to the General Assembly with an "amendatory veto." The amendatory veto process is a power granted to Illinois governors allowing them to make changes to bills that have passed. If a simple majority in each chamber accepts the governor's changes, the altered bill becomes law. If three fifths of each chamber (36 of the state's 59 senators, and 71 of the 118 representatives) vote to override the veto, the original bill becomes law. If neither happens, the bill...
  • Washington's new massive snooping plan - 'biosurveillance'

    08/01/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | World Net Daily
    Barack Obama announced today the next phase of government national surveillance – with a budget of billions. It’s called “the National Strategy for Biosurveillance.” But, don’t worry, it’s all for the public good, health and safety, officials say.
  • gun control vanity

    07/31/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT · by RC one · 6 replies
    8/1/12 | RCone
    I think this is probably my first vanity post here and I've been here for a while. I thought maybe this was worth posting though. There's a popular gun control e-mail letter that shows up every now and then and discusses the relationship between gun control and various (primarily left wing) government genocides. I thought it might be fun to include a greatly expanded version of this letter which includes pictures and links to supporting documentation which helps to, well, support the veracity of the original letter. Here is one version of the original letter:1-----Nazi Germany established gun control in...