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  • Cord cutters getting the axe?

    04/24/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 28 replies ^ | April 23, 2016 | Shawn Kinight
    ISPs, who once fed us lines about excessive bandwidth usage and network congestion in order to upsell people on higher-tier “business class” Internet packages, are now essentially using the same tactics to punish cord-cutters, many of which were likely former cable subscribers.
  • Nine in ten Germans want limit on refugees

    02/29/2016 7:34:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 29 Feb 2016 11:15 GMT+01:00
    An overwhelming majority of Germans believe that the country cannot continue to take in every asylum seeker who arrives at the borders, a new poll shows. The survey shows that only 11 percent of Germans disagree with the idea of an upper limit placed on the number of asylum seekers the country takes in, the poll by Infratest showed. [...] The largest number of respondents (38 percent) agreed that the upper limit should be set at a conservative 200,000 asylum seekers per year. Twenty one percent of people meanwhile said that Germany should take in no asylum seekers at all,...
  • Rand Paul reignites the term limits debate

    04/11/2015 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Rand Paul announced his “official” candidacy for the presidency this week he sparked a number of debates, not only in the media and among his opponents, but inside the GOP. One of the less noticed ones revolved around a comment he made during the speech regarding the institution of term limits for congressional offices, similar to what we have for the Oval Office. This drew a quick response from our friend Matt Lewis, who feels that Rand is missing the mark. "During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. “We limit the...
  • The Power and Limits of Indoctrination

    05/25/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Power Line ^ | 5/25/14 | Steven Hayward
    Cass Sunstein, Obama’s former regulatory “czar” and one of the smartest and most devious thinkers on the left, has a highly revealing Bloomberg column out this week reporting on the results of a study of the way China has attempted indoctrination in its school system. This column and the underlying study (it’s an NBER paper, behind a paywall unless you have academic access) are useful as background reading for everyone who is rightly concerned about how Common Core standards will likely become the means of nationalizing a liberal school curriculum. (What? You mean you aren’t reassured by the promises from...
  • BBC Reporter Reminds Obama About Constitution: ‘The Audacity of Hope Became the Reality of Limits’

    01/29/2014 9:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | 1/29/14 | Bubba Atkinson
    “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” – Obama, State of the Union 2014 That’s a polite way to say he doesn’t have the leadership skills to unite Congress to get anything done, so he’s going to use a loose interpretation of the Constitution to attempt to get his way and he’ll mask that statement with a rational sounding emotional appeal to American families.
  • New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits

    03/28/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency. The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office. H.J. Res. 15 proposes “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.”
  • Charm has its limits

    03/12/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/11/13 | Dana Milbank
    It’s week two of the president’s charm offensive, and already there is dissension in the ranks. Jay Carney, the occasionally charming spokesman for the newly charming president, began his daily media briefing Monday with a smile, a sunny disposition and a bit of percussion on the lectern. Bum-ba-da-bum-bum, he drummed with his hands. “Happy Monday!” began Carney, wearing a festive yellow tie and striking a casual pose. “Good afternoon. Thanks for being here for your White House briefing. Spring is here early.” But it was not long before the White House press secretary was back in his winter of discontent....
  • Could a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits get passed, and would you support it?

    02/12/2013 8:51:43 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 94 replies
    The People | 2/12/2013 | Me it time, finally, for Term Limits? It seems the only way we can BEGIN to get some control over our "public servants." Here is a Gallup poll (FWIW) that says 75% of Americans would approve Term Limits. Could we make it happen? Would you support it?
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calls for 'limits on First Amendment rights' (video)

    07/18/2012 6:20:27 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 07/18/2012 | n/a
    During a debate on the Senate floor July 16, 2012, about the DISCLOSE Act, legislation that would circumvent and restrict the First Amendment,Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calls for 'limits on First Amendment rights'
  • Repeal and Retire?

    06/28/2012 6:59:14 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 46 replies
    6/28/12 (Will live in Infamy) | dagogo redux
    I was listening just now to a$$wipe Hannity blithering on the radio about the proposed Romney idea to "Repeal and Replace" regrading ObamaCare, as all the while an astute listener tried to get a word in edgewise about his idea to "Repeal, and Return to the People". Hannity kept going on and on about his Federal, statist solutions, because, "We've GOT to insure that everyone has access to affordable healthcare," and "We've got to make it FAIR for people with pre-existing conditions" and such. What struck me was Hannity's strident insistence on Federal solutions that are found nowhere in the...
  • The House Should Curb Obama's Extravagant Lifestyle

    11/12/2010 1:18:19 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2010 | Lauri B. Regan
    Pundits, political analysts, and politicians on both sides of the aisle have offered their recommendation for items which should be placed at the top of the 112th Congress's legislative agenda. Surprisingly, in light of the negative press the Obamas have received relating to their recent junket to India, so far as I have seen, not one person has suggested including legislation limiting the amount of taxpayer funds that may be expended on presidential trips -- official or otherwise -- and the White House party budget. Like all government agencies, the White House operates on the basis of appropriations that originate...
  • Congressional Reform Act of 2010

    03/16/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by MsLady · 20 replies · 405+ views
    Email from my Aunt | March 16, 2010 | ?
    Congressional Reform Act of 2010 1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below. A. Two Six year Senate terms B. Six Two year House terms C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 2. No Tenure / No Pension: A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The...
  • U.S. Fishermen Demand Changes to Federal Fishing Limits

    03/10/2010 4:01:06 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies · 912+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2010 | Fox News
    Fishermen and charter boat captains from Maine to Louisiana rallied outside the Capitol Wednesday to demand changes to federal fishing limits they say are putting them out of business
  • EPA proposes nation's strictest smog limits ever

    01/07/2010 4:24:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 460+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/7/10 | Jim Tankersley
    Reporting from Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the nation's strictest-ever smog limits this morning, a move that could put large parts of the country in violation of federal air quality regulations. The EPA proposed allowing a ground-level ozone concentration of between 60 and 70 parts per billion, down from the 75-ppb standard adopted under President George W. Bush in 2008. That means cracking down even further on the emissions from power plants, factories, landfills and motor vehicles which bake in sunlight and form smog. Obama administration officials and environmental groups say the new standards align with the levels...
  • Elderly question flu shot controls- 65 and older face H1N1 vaccine limits

    11/29/2009 11:51:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 514+ views
    George Anter knows he has a lot to be thankful for during the holidays. The heart he received during a transplant procedure 12 years ago, for which he gives thanks every day, continues to do its job. Most Popular Stories # Elderly question flu shot controls # NORM: Wynns finalize divorce papers # U.S. HIGHWAY 95 CRASH: Longtime LV officer mourned # Slaying details emerge # NORM: At last, Ripa gets her wedding cake # NORM: Crash compounds Woods' problems # Surgeon agrees to plea deal in medical malpractice fraud case # Two more teens arrested in slaying of officer...
  • EPA tightens limits on power plant water pollution

    09/15/2009 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 457+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to strengthen standards for water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The agency said Tuesday that equipment required to reduce air pollution has increased the harmful contaminants in water discharged by power plants. It also said that existing regulations are not enough to protect water quality and wildlife.
  • New lead limits take effect for small businesses

    08/13/2009 1:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 304+ views
    breitbart ^ | 8/13/09 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tighter limits on the amount of lead the government allows in children's products and a requirement for new tracking labels are stirring fear among small business owners, already hurting in a tough economy. Starting Friday, the new limits and labels are required as part of a consumer product safety law passed by Congress last summer in the wake of dozens of recalls of lead-tainted toys. Consumer advocates hailed the measures. But some small businesses, like American Educational Products in Fort Collins, Colo.—it sells classroom teaching aids like flash cards, animal models, globes and relief maps—say the testing...
  • Poll to FREEP: Do you agree with putting limits on how much money someone can donate to candidate?

    05/30/2009 7:40:13 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 19 replies · 1,638+ views
    The State Journal Register ^ | May 30, 2009 | Steelers6
    Do you agree with putting limits on how much money someone can donate to a state political candidate? Yes 90.3% No 9.7% Total votes: 289
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program Running Low On Rifle Ammunition- Sets Purchase Limits

    04/14/2009 7:03:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1,337+ views
    second amendment freedom ^ | 13 April, 2009 | jgh
    The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has set a purchase limit of 10 cans of .30-06 surplus ammunition per year this month. But, the ammunition supply may not last that long. Buy it while its still available or before Barack Obama, Carolyn McCarthy, or Diane Feinstein step in. You must also show that you belong to a recognized shooting organization and proof of birth, such as a birth certificate. While we support selling Government surplus ammo to US citizens only, you have to show more proof of citizenship to buy ammo than a recent presidential candidate had to show. This is...
  • Axelrod hints pay limits not binding

    02/15/2009 11:30:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 483+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/15/09 | staff
    David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Obama, hinted in an interview on Fox News Sunday that the administration does not view the executive pay restrictions in the economic stimulus bill as binding. Obama will sign the restrictions, which are stricter those he announced less than two weeks ago, into law on Tuesday. But Axelrod said the administration will work with Congress to come up with "an appropriate approach" to curbing excessive pay packages on Wall Street.