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  • Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

    08/22/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 51 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/22/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender. The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.” Here are...
  • Gun Laws Obeyed by Mateen

    06/16/2016 10:15:26 AM PDT · by William Tell · 15 replies
    self | today | self
    Here's a partial list of laws which were implemented to restrict Second Amendment rights in order to prevent criminal acts with firearms and which were obeyed by the shooter in Orlando. 1 Mateen was over 18 years old. 2 Mateen was a permanent U.S. resident. 3. Mateen was a resident of the state in which he purchased firearms. 4. Mateen filled out a federal firearms purchase record, 4473. 5. Mateen passed a background check. 6. Mateen had never been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor or any felony. 7. Mateen purchased a non automatic rifle. 8. Mateen purchased a rifle...
  • With Connecticut Foundations Crumbling, ‘Your Home Is Now Worthless’

    06/07/2016 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Theoria · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 June 2016 | Kristin Hussey And Lisa W. Foderaro
    Sandra Miller was at work in January when her daughter called from their home here on Oakridge Drive with alarming news. The house was making loud noises, as if someone had jumped off the counter and landed with a bang. For seconds afterward, the house shook. A while later, it happened again, and again. Over the next several hours, terrifying bangs rattled the house. The next morning, Ms. Miller called Bill Neal, a structural engineer, who delivered the same stunning news to her that he has now told hundreds of homeowners: The concrete foundation was crumbling and, as a result,...
  • GA: Government Employees Right to Bear Arms Restored

    04/28/2016 8:22:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy by Rob Moore On April 5th, the City Council of Demorest, Georgia voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees.  From DEMOREST — Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia. Tuesday night, the city council voted unanimously to amend the city's personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday. The policy may be the first for a city in Georgia, but it is a growing trend in...
  • Two Clashes of Civilizations

    04/03/2016 3:00:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    One clash involves those who would make America more corrupt, more violent, more drug addicted and poorer. The other involves those who would make Islam dominant, bringing us Sharia law along with the violence and social unrest now seen in Europe. Illegal immigration from South of the Border Is she right or wrong? Corruption in the United States mainly (but not exclusively) enriches the political class. In the Latin Amerian countries my wife and I explored during our seven years of sailing in the Caribbean, we saw corruption in most countries. However, rather than being mainly at the top, it was...
  • Ask a Liberal: Where do I got to buy Local Government? ~ Vanity

    04/14/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT · by GraceG · 5 replies
    Some of you may know a Birkenstock and tie dye wearing liberal buffoon in your family that is part of the "Buy Local" environmental movement. I have no problem with this movement itself, but there seems to be a lot of the people in it who are "neo-liberals". The ones that annoy me most are the "Buy Local, Think Global" morons. My question to them is this: I want to buy Local in all things, so how do I buy local concerning government? Instead of sending all our money via taxes to the giant "Monopoly on power Wal-Mart government" that...
  • ObamaCare Dropping Full-Timers at Schools, Local Governments

    07/31/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    Health reform is now causing job turmoil across the country in three key groups that the White House has depended on for support—local government, school workers and unions. School districts in states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, and Indiana are dropping to part-time status school workers such as teacher aides, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, gym teachers, coaches and cafeteria workers. Cities or counties in states like California, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Michigan and Iowa are dropping to part-time status government workers such as librarians, secretaries, administrators, parks and recreation officials and public works officials. This growing trend comes as three...
  • Commissioner: Now is the time for citizens to demand active resistance by their local officials.

    04/03/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 3, 2013 | Michael Peroutka
    The purpose of our government is to protect us from lawlessness, but history tells us that governments themselves can become lawless. When this happens we need local officials with wisdom and courage to impose on our behalf. That is why I am pleased to know Carroll County Commissioner Richard Rothschild, who is an elected official willing to stand and do his duty. I am asking you to give your attention and your support to Commissioner Rothschild. – Michael PeroutkaAcross Maryland, people are scared. They fear their government has become perverted and our Constitution is being shredded.People ask, “Why do they...
  • Why Conservatives Have Lost the Political Battle for America’s Soul

    04/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 18, 2012 | Gary North
    This was posted on one of forums. The battle for America’s political soul is always fought on the battlefield of federal politics. That’s why conservatives lose, generation after generation.” Dr. North, would you please elaborate on this, why you believe the battle for America’s political soul is fought in Federal politics and why it is that conservatives continue to lose, generation after generation? From the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution, American politics shifted to the national level. One of the things that I realized late in my career, even though I had been trained as...
  • More unsupported hysteria over fracking

    12/10/2011 7:12:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/11 | Masthead Editorial
    Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is the process used by the energy industry to extract immense deposits of oil and natural gas from deep geologic formations that only a few years ago were unreachable. It involves injecting a solution of water and chemicals far underground, typically thousands of feet below groundwater supplies. Fracking was first used in Oklahoma in the 1940s and in the years since has been employed in more than a million oil and gas wells across the nation. There is not a single independently documented instance of groundwater contamination by fracking anywhere in the country, a fact that was...
  • China: Highway Builders Discover Dead End for Debt

    09/17/2011 5:39:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Caing ^ | 09/15/11 | Zhang Yuzhe and Zhao Jingting
    By staff reporters Zhang Yuzhe and Zhao Jingting 09.15.2011 13:24 Highway Builders Discover Dead End for Debt Local governments that raced to start highway projects are now struggling to repay loans or even finish paving Heavy reliance on bank loans by local governments to finance a 3-year-old, nationwide highway construction boom is showing an uglier side as short-term liquidity risks emerge. Money from commercial bank loans with one- to three-year maturities poured into highway and other infrastructure projects between late 2008 and 2010. But in recent months, government financing vehicles that sponsored the projects and planned to borrow more money...
  • City Loses $430,000 on Public Golf Course, Fires 44 Police Officers to Cut Budget

    08/31/2011 1:19:03 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/31/2011 | Tom Gantert
    At a time when the city of Lansing is laying off police officers and contemplating raising taxes, it is losing about $400,000 a year on city-owned golf facilities. Lansing lost $431,073 in fiscal 2007-08 and another $398,452 in fiscal 2008-09 on its golf facilities, according to Angela Bennett, the city’s deputy finance director. The city also had to cover another $431,073 from golf facility deficits from prior years, Bennett wrote in an email. The city budgets for 18-hole and 9-hole golf courses and a driving range/learning center. The city covered these expenses by taking money from its general fund and...
  • Boehner Casts Doubt on Obama’s 'Veiled Threats' on Social Security

    07/12/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | July 12, 2011 |
    House Speaker John Boehner expressed doubt Tuesday about President Obama’s warning that if the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit is not raised by Aug. 2, the elderly may not get their Social Security payments. “I don’t know what to believe,” Boehner told Fox News’ Bret Baier in exclusive interview after the latest White House meeting with congressional leaders.
  • Executive Order--Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies

    07/12/2011 2:15:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 54 replies
    White House ^ | July 11, 2011 | Barack H. Obama
    Executive Order--Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to improve regulation and regulatory review, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. (a) Wise regulatory decisions depend on public participation and on careful analysis of the likely consequences of regulation. Such decisions are informed and improved by allowing interested members of the public to have a meaningful opportunity to participate in rulemaking. To the extent permitted by law, such decisions should be made only after consideration of their...
  • The Free World Blog - Denver City Council Raises Salaries 6.6 Percent

    03/15/2011 8:25:14 PM PDT · by Mgm3com · 6 replies
    The Free World Blog ^ | 03/15/2011 | Mike Mazzeo
    Denver City Council Raises Salaries 6.6 Percent $100 million dollar budget deficit and a bad economy and they still have to spend more on themselves. American families are struggling to make ends meets, they have their spending.
  • City Tackles Costs With Aggressive Privatization Strategy

    02/17/2011 12:20:12 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/16/2011 | Tom Gantert
    In West Bloomfield Township, it’s no longer a question of whether there are savings to be had by privatizing city services. Now the question has become: How much can be saved by pushing the private contractors to compete against one another? The township recently saw its annual janitorial bill go from $43,000 to $18,900 through a competitive bid process. That 56 percent reduction came after dropping the private contractor that had been doing the service and hiring another one. By contrast, using a public employee for the job would have cost much more. Joe Munem, West Bloomfield’s deputy clerk, said...
  • California Borrowing $40 Million a Day in Unemployment Benefits

    11/09/2010 3:37:28 AM PST · by kbobdelux · 25 replies
    USC's News Paper ^ | November 8, 2010 | Jennifer Schultz
    California is borrowing an average of $40 million a day from the federal government in order to help pay unemployment benefits, according to the Los Angeles Times. With interest, the amount may become more than the state can afford to pay back. The borrowed money is used to pay off unemployment insurance. It is estimated that California will owe the federal government $16 billion by 2012, an additional strain on the state's already-stressed budget. The problem is not only the amount that the state is borrowing, but also the interest that is compounding. According to the LA Times, the state...
  • Update on Public School/Town Supervisor Veteran's Day Essay

    10/06/2010 8:03:45 AM PDT · by kathie311 · 2 replies
    Self | October 6, 2010 | kathie311
    Yesterday I posted about my 4th graders Veteran's Day Essay. First, I would like to say thank you to (almost) everyone for their feedback. I have spoken with the office of the Babylon Town Supervisor, and I was surprised by the outcome of our conversation. The town officials do not choose the topic of the Veteran's Day Essay Contest. They give the schools the choice to make it a mandatory assignment or one that can be used for extra credit. My daughter's school slightly modified the wording of the project. The original topic was: "Do you believe the USA should...
  • The $800,000 City Manager

    07/28/2010 8:41:48 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    American Solutions ^ | July 28, 2010 2:42 PM | Dan Kotman
    A fascinating story of big government cronyism is unfolding in Bell, California -- a small town of 38,000 people in Los Angeles County. Through an LA Times investigation, residents learned a few weeks ago that Bell's City Manager Robert Rizzo has an annual salary of $784,637 -- twice President Obama's salary. The police chief and assistant city manager make $457,000 and $376,288 respectively. And the city council members make over $100,000 per year for, get this, working part-time. Bell is not a wealthy town: the average salary is $28,00 per year and 17% live below the poverty line. So citizens...
  • Statement from the President on the National Broadband Plan

    03/17/2010 11:15:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 587+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2010 Statement from the President on the National Broadband Plan America today is on the verge of a broadband-driven Internet era that will unleash innovation, create new jobs and industries, provide consumers with new powerful sources of information, enhance American safety and security, and connect communities in ways that strengthen our democracy. Just as past generations of Americans met the great infrastructure challenges of the day, such as building the Transcontinental...