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  • Chelsea Clinton is paid $75,000 a speech – more than Colin Powell – but all cash ...

    Chelsea Clinton is regularly paid sums as high as $75,000 to speak at events on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, it was revealed today. A spokesperson for Clinton told the New York Times that 'the majority of Chelsea’s speeches are unpaid.' But when she is paid, the spokesperson, Kamyl Bazbaz, said, '100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation.' The youngest member of the Clinton family doesn't attract as much cash for her speeches as her high-profile parents, who frequently charge $200,000 or more per appearance, but she is paid at a significantly higher rate than other...
  • A new low for liberals: Attacking Catholic nuns over Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 12:54:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Edward Morrisey
    I'm a big fan of absurdity in politics. But even absurdity has its limits, and the National Organization for Women has surpassed it in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. As part of its full-throated defense of ObamaCare's contraception mandate, NOW has a list of what it calls "The Dirty 100" — entities that have sued the Department of Health and Human Services and demanded exemptions on the basis of their First Amendment right to religious expression and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, the two firms that...
  • Former Deputy Secretary of Defense's Dire Warning on America’s Military Future

    07/09/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Blaze ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Jul. 9, 2014 1:49pm Elizabeth Kreft A former Defense Secretary is trying to warn government and industry leaders that their processes and assumptions must change if America hopes to maintain a military edge on the rest of the world. And he’s also issuing some eye-opening warnings about America’s vulnerability to damaging warfare tactics. “The good news is we still clearly have the strongest industrial base, the best technology, the best equipped force in the world,” William Lynn III, former Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2009-2011, said during a speech Tuesday at the Atlantic Council. “The bad news is given the...
  • Howie Carr thread July & August 2014

    07/09/2014 4:26:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 7/9/14 | raccoonradio
    Let's link the months of July & August for Howie in this thread. It should be interesting to see what happens in the next couple months as Howie's WRKO contract ends around Sept or so; he's planning to syndicate with a company called Global Media and maybe WRKO will opt to carry him but who knows (would think his affiliate stations currently would stay with him and maybe expand). And an item in today's Inside Track in the Herald hints that some higher priced talent at Fox 25--like Doug "VB" Goudie and Maria Stephanos--may be worried at the upcoming takeover...
  • Amazing Must See [Video] -- (Miracle of human life)

    07/08/2014 11:28:23 PM PDT · by Maceman · 2 replies
    Facebook (public page) ^ | November 16, 2013 | Unknown
    The miracle of human life: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=760951620597838
  • A Window Opens Onto The Left Wing Conspiracy

    07/08/2014 8:37:50 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 7/8/14 | John Hinderaker
    The Democracy Alliance is not a famous organization, but it deserves to be. The Alliance consists of approximately 100 rich liberals who have taken upon themselves the task of coordinating America’s many left-wing organizations to promote a single radical agenda. The Alliance does not publicize the names of its members, but it held a conference for its “partners” and membership prospects in April, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (naturally) in Chicago. Someone who attended the conference unfortunately (heh) left his or her copy of the documents passed out by the Democracy Alliance behind, and they eventually fell into the wrong...
  • Albuquerque NM Police: Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape

    07/08/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket on Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran. Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. That's where they found broken glass from...
  • First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed By Gemini And Keck Observatories

    07/08/2014 4:08:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Apr 23, 2014
    First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed By Gemini And Keck Observatories by Staff Writers Hilo HI (SPX) Apr 23, 2014 The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star in the habitable zone-a range of distances from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zone of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. The artistic concept of Kepler-186f is the result of scientists and artists collaborating to help...
  • An Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water

    07/08/2014 4:03:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Apr 27, 2014
    An Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water by Staff Writers Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Apr 27, 2014 An artist's conception of the newly discovered exoplanet Kepler-186f orbiting the red dwarf star Kepler-186. The planet is the first Earth-sized world to be found orbiting a star at a distance that would allow it to harbor liquid water, a necessary ingredient for life as we know it. Image courtesy NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle. In a dim and faraway solar system, astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water-a necessary ingredient for life as we know...
  • Two planets orbit nearby ancient star

    07/08/2014 4:00:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Jun 04, 2014
    Two planets orbit nearby ancient star by Staff Writers Washington DC (SPX) Jun 04, 2014 Kapteyn's star and its planets likely come from a dwarf galaxy now merged with the Milky Way. The bottom right panel shows characteristic streams of stars resulting from such a galactic merging event. Image courtesy Victor Robles, James Bullock, and Miguel Rocha at University of California Irvine and Joel Primack at University of California Santa Cruz. An international team of astronomers, including five Carnegie scientists, reports the discovery of two new planets orbiting a very old star that is near to our own Sun. One...
  • WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X

    07/08/2014 3:56:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Mar 10, 2014
    WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X by Staff Writers Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 10, 2014 The WISE mission operated from 2010 through early 2011, during which time it performed two full scans of the sky -- with essentially a six-month gap between scans. The survey captured images of nearly 750 million asteroids, stars and galaxies. In November 2013, NASA released data from the AllWISE program, which now enables astronomers to compare the two full-sky surveys to look for moving objects. After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)...
  • Planet X myth debunked

    07/08/2014 3:53:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Space Daily ^ | March 16, 2014
    Planet X myth debunked by Staff Writers Washington March 16, 2014 It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus's wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorized to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve toward Earth. There is just one problem: neither "Planet X" nor "Nemesis" ever existed, researchers now say. Or probably not. "The outer solar system probably does not contain a large gas giant planet ("Planet X"), or a small, companion star ("Nemesis")," concluded University of Pennsylvania astronomer Kevin Luhman, who directed the study using NASA's Wide-field Infrared...
  • Exclusive: Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Get Biblical in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Posters

    07/08/2014 11:41:12 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    Goodbye caped crusader, hello prophet! We’ve got an exclusive poster reveal of Christian Bale playing Moses in director Ridley Scott’s upcoming Old Testament epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Bale’s armored warrior get-up is a far cry from the iconic beard-and-robe look sported by cinema’s most famous Moses, Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. But that’s by design: One of Bale’s conditions for taking the role, he told Entertainment Weekly, was “no fake beards.” “The biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going,” the Oscar-winning actor...
  • New evidence supporting moon formation via collision of 2 planets

    07/08/2014 10:35:49 AM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Jun 09, 2014
    New evidence supporting moon formation via collision of 2 planets by Staff Writers Oxford, UK (SPX) Jun 09, 2014 A new series of measurements of oxygen isotopes provides increasing evidence that the Moon formed from the collision of the Earth with another large, planet-sized astronomical body, around 4.5 billion years ago. This work will be published in Science* on 6th June, and will be presented to the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in California on 11th June. Most planetary scientists believe that the Moon formed from an impact between the Earth and a planet-sized body, which has been given the name Theia....
  • Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth

    According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day. The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over 20 years and “showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group.” Researchers concluded that the conventional dogma, which advises avoiding the sun at all costs and slathering on sunscreen to minimize sun exposure, is doing more harm than...
  • Kim Jong Un Caught Limping

    07/08/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Jenn Gidman
    Not surprising: that a 30-something man who appears to have recently gained weight, smokes heartily, and is probably perpetually stressed out from his dictatorial duties might have physical issues. Surprising: that that man is Kim Jong Un—and that state media showed him apparently exhibiting one of those physical issues today. Footage aired on state television showed North Korea's "supreme leader" limping onto the stage at a 20th anniversary tribute for his deceased grandfather, Kim Il Sung.
  • Fed up: Anger rising across America

    07/08/2014 4:59:07 AM PDT · by workerbee · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/7/14 | K.T. McFarland
    **SNIP** We are now governed by elites, some the second and third generation of elites, who have decided the rest of us aren’t smart enough to govern ourselves. They believe modern society has become so complicated that government needs to be in every nook and cranny of it, making the decisions for us, for our own good. They know what’s best for us. This growing dissatisfaction hasn’t reached a boiling point, but it shows no signs of simmering down. The signs are everywhere. **SNIP**
  • The Cloward-Piven strategy explains how Obama benefits from immigration crisis

    07/07/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 22, 2014 | James Richards Edwards
    "By every traditional measure, President Obama has been an absolute failure as president: The economy is shrinking; the debt, currently over $17.5 trillion, is growing at an average of $1 trillion per year; Obamacare and the stimulus bill are major failures; income for blacks, Hispanics and single mothers has dropped significantly while the unemployment rate for these groups has skyrocketed; welfare, disability and food stamp rolls are at an all time high." To accomplish this goal, Obama is following a popular theory among progressives that is designed to bring down America’s constitutional structure and capitalist economy, which was first developed...
  • John Walsh, CNN's New Anti-NRA Advocate

    07/07/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | July 4, 2014 20:09 GMT | Dylan Byers
    John Walsh, the host of CNN's new primetime series "The Hunt," looks set to replace Piers Morgan as the cable network's in-house gun control advocate. "We have a serious problem with guns in this country, and we refuse to address it," Walsh, the creator and host of "America's Most Wanted," told reporters on Monday. "The NRA solution to arm every grammar school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous." Walsh also said that Vice President Joe Biden had agreed with his claim that politicians are “scared s--less” of the NRA.
  • The president’s rotten high-court record [SCOTUS rules 9-0 against Obama many, many times]

    07/07/2014 11:36:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents’ administrations. But in this at least, President Obama has produced the fundamental transformation he promised in 2008. Over the last three years, the court has rejected administration positions repeatedly in unanimous 9-0 decisions.A review of these cases reveals much about the governing philosophy of the Obama administration. It’s even clearer in the 2012 Hosanna-Tabor Church v. EEOC case, in which the court unanimously said churches have the right to select their own clergy. The administration’s position, that government could decide who counts as clergy, was described...
  • We the People request that All Governors, Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police stop Obama. (Vanity)

    07/07/2014 5:47:15 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7-7-2014 | Enterprise
    We the People request that all Governors, Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police resist the ongoing felonies being committed by the Obama Administration.
  • Gun Talk Radio 7/6/14

    07/06/2014 4:58:54 PM PDT · by mylife · 94 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 7/6/14 | tom gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 7/6/14~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream HereOr the KPRC feed Here
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/06/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 6, 2014 | Faith
    Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. II Corinthians 12:10
  • The Obamas Have Spent Over $44,351,777.12 In Taxpayer Cash On Travel

    07/06/2014 5:04:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 6, 2014 | Ariel Cohen
    The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history. As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending. Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer
  • Who's Your Daddy? Barack Soebarkah?

    07/05/2014 7:19:36 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 56 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Craig Andersen
    The REAL Obama: An INDONESIAN, Muslim, Socialist Puppet By Craig Andresen subud 1Over the last several days, conservatives across social media have been circulating an image, a split screen cut and paste of Obama and Mohammed (Pak) Subud along with a link to a very well thought out piece from Jason Kissner at American Thinker. That piece brings several…”Coincidences” to light. When it comes to politics and Obama’s past, there are no such things as “coincidences.” Kissner shows links between Obama’s “mother” Stanly Ann Dunham to a certain Subud spiritual cult and also documents the verifiable link between the Subud...
  • The Most and Least Patriotic States in the U.S.A. (Guess Who is #1?)

    07/05/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · by equalator · 73 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 7-3-2014 | Matt Deicke
    Can you guess which state in the union holds the American flag the highest? The criteria for indicating the level of patriotism within a state population consisted of: -National Historic Landmarks per Capita -Veterans per Capita -Money Spent to Fund Veterans -Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election -People Who Google For American Flags to buy -People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook
  • The Movement to Give the Vote to Non-Citizens Begins

    07/05/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2014 | Victor Keith
    With the newest border crisis focusing on the influx of immigrants from Central America, many of them children, the political punching bag that is immigration reform is again leading the news.  Democrats, incongruously, claim that the obvious ineffectiveness of our border is proof that we need to reform immigration laws to allow current foreigners who are here illegally to stay.  How this stops the flow rather than increase it is not explained.Many Republicans have taken up the cause of amnesty by raising the curious proposition that many of those currently here illegally may eventually join the ranks of the Republican...
  • A Romance of the Pearl of the Antilles

    07/05/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    The Review of Reviews ^ | 1897 | William Thomas Stead
    A ROMANCE OF THE PEARL OF THE ANTILLESA CUBAN HEROINE AND HER RESCUER By William Thomas Stead FEW things that happened last month are more worthy of chronicling than the brilliantly successful achievement of Karl Decker in rescuing the Cuban heroine, Miss Evangelina Cisneros, from the State prison of Havana. I.-THE JOURNALISM THAT ACTS. Apart altogether from the interest which belongs to it as an episode which recalls the daring enterprises of the adventurers of the Middle Ages, the incident marks a significant phase in the evolution of the journalistic profession. Newspaper reporters have had many assignments of various kinds,...
  • GOP hopeful’s 17-year-old daughter pregnant [Bill Cassidy, the challenger to Mary Landrieu]

    07/04/2014 9:14:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | July 3, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in one of this year’s most competitive Senate races, revealed late Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter became pregnant out of wedlock and is due later this summer. Cassidy’s campaign revealed the news with a one-paragraph statement to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, published late Thursday afternoon as the July Fourth holiday weekend began. “Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer,” Cassidy, 56, said in the statement. “Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous...
  • Why dads don’t belong in the delivery room, and other lessons of childbirth learned by a father

    07/04/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 90 replies
    National Post / The Telegraph ^ | July 3, 2014 | Neil Lyndon
    ... But then there’s a lot about labour that nobody puts in so many words. Nobody ever told me that after the birth, I would feel as shaken as if I’d been in a car crash. That was how I felt for about two days after my oldest son was born, 32 years ago. I now see it as my fatherly, comradely duty to pass on that kind of information, sparing no gory detail, to young men about to see service in that war zone for the first time. Nobody else — certainly not those fluffy prenatal classes — will...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions: On Immigration, It’s Time to Defend Americans

    07/04/2014 11:01:46 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | July 3, 2014 | Sen. Jeff Sessions
    The chaos unfolding at the border demonstrates the catastrophic, real-world consequences of the president’s lawless conduct. For the last five years, with average household incomes falling and Americans being pushed out of the workforce, the president has been engaged in a sustained campaign to strip away Americans’ immigration protections. He has accomplished his aims: Interior removals have been cut by more than 40 percent. President Obama’s own former ICE director reported to the Los Angeles Times that “if you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.”
  • 11 politically incorrect quotes from the Australian de Tocqueville who wants to turn America around

    07/04/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 4, 2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Just in time for Independence Day, Australian author Nick Adams has a new book out titled “The American Boomerang: How the World’s Greatest ‘Turnaround’ Nation Will Do It Again.” Adams, who was recently a guest on the Glenn Beck program, brings candor, humor, optimism and sharp-tongued wit to his modern-day Tocquevillian work, in seeking to restore America to its rightful place as the leader of the free world. Below are 11 characteristically entertaining, enlightening and politically incorrect quotes from his new book.
  • Google removes press links after EU ruling

    07/04/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:26 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Google has removed over 70,000 Internet links, amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets. The US firm on Thursday (3 July) said it was getting around 1,000 “right to be forgotten” requests a day. The EU court in Luxembourg in May ruled the search giant should delete links on searches done on the basis of a person’s name if found “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” …
  • Pop, Soda or Coke? 11 Maps Show How Differently Americans Speak

    07/04/2014 2:51:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 123 replies
    IJReview ^ | July 3, 2014
    Is it y’all or you guys? Pop or soda? Freeway or highway? How you answer can reveal which part of the United States you call home. These 11 maps, researched by N.C. State Professor Joshua Katz, show that we are a nation divided over terminology from desserts to the weather. In honor of our national Independence Day, we thought we’d take a look: As you can see, we are a nation of diversity, which can be both good and bad. Too often, we become too focused on our population’s political divide and the hate-filled rhetoric that comes from both sides....
  • House Passes Bill to End Medical Marijuana Raids by the DEA

    07/03/2014 4:18:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 30, 2014 | Abby Haglage
    In an unprecedented move Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration from raiding state-legal medical marijuana dispensaries. Just after midnight, the vote won with 219 ayes, including an unexpected 49 Republicans and 170 Democrats. It’s the first time Congress has approved a major marijuana law reform, which shows the changing tide of marijuana policy in the United States—and suggests a new day is rising in the war on drugs. A similar measure failed in Congress six previous times, receiving the most votes (165) in 2007. But with data showing three...
  • Louis Zamperini Dies at 97...

    07/03/2014 2:04:49 PM PDT · by EEGator · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7-3-2014 | steve chawkins; keith thursby
    The government announcement of Louis Zamperini's death in World War II made headlines. Zamperini was the "Torrance Tornado," the tough kid turned track star who set a national high school record for running the mile. In 1936, he was known as "The Zamp," the 18-year-old USC standout who ran at the Berlin Olympics, where his roommate was Jesse Owens. In 1943, he was Lt. Zamperini, a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator, who, along with 10 other crew members, fell off the map on a May 27 mission over the Pacific.
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia sells nursing homes for $145 million

    07/03/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 27 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/3/14 | Lou Baldwin
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced July 1 that it is selling six nursing homes and one assisted living facility operated by archdiocesan Catholic Health Care Services to a Flushing, New York, health care management company for $145 million. The company, Center Management Group, owns and operates 15 nursing homes in New York and New Jersey. Under the agreement, the company has pledged to maintain the Catholic character of the nursing homes. The date for the sale has not been set. The $145 million sale price for the nursing homes will be decreased by certain obligations under the terms of the...
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Hoax

    07/03/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    ..... In support of bag bans, the Surfrider Foundation has posted a video that asserts, "Plastics kill 1.5 million marine animals each year." "I have no idea where they got that number," Joel Baker, environmental science professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, told me. He has assigned students to track down that number, and "the trail goes cold." ....
  • Gut Check: Ode to the Bar Owner in a Small Town

    07/03/2014 6:04:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Greg Gutfeld
    Truckee, California. I was there to deal with some family stuff and get away from some family stuff. There I came across the taker and the risk-taker. After being away from this little town outside of Lake Tahoe for at least 3 decades, I sensed a change. A once dusty, mountain-littered, gritty little shit-kicking town was now swamped with luxury cabins owned by Obama voters and Norcal Landlords (one and the same, likely). They don’t fit the clichéd landlord, for they only ask that you not wear shoes on the expensive paneled floors and wash the bedding afterward. Don’t flush...
  • If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you!

    07/03/2014 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Cheeks · 26 replies
    www.vcdl.org ^ | 7/2/14 | Phillip Van Cleave
    ************************************************************** 3. If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you! ************************************************************** A VCDL member brought to our attention a “No loaded guns” sign on the door of Absolute Outdoors in New Kent. EM Ed Levine sent them an email to confirm that policy. First, let me say that many gun stores have a “no loaded guns” policy. That’s because, unlike pretty much any other public place around, people are actually drawing guns and handling them in a gun store. That said, many stores have a better policy of saying that a person can have...
  • Obama The ‘Worst’ President Since WWII? See How He Stacks Up

    By Scott Wilson Jul 2, 2014 3:30pm ap president obama kb 131115 16x9 608 Obama The Worst President Since WWII? See How He Stacks Up (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo) President Obama is considered to be the worst president since World War II, narrowly beating out George W. Bush, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released today. Obama was the choice of 33 percent of those polled for the selection of worst president, the largest percentage of any of the 12 presidents since 1945 when the war ended. The poll asked respondents, “Thinking about the United States Presidents we have had...
  • This Family-Run Restaurant Is the Opposite of a Gun-Free Zone – Wait Until You Read the Sign

    07/02/2014 8:47:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Full title: This Family-Run Restaurant Is the Opposite of a Gun-Free Zone – Wait Until You Read the Sign That’s Posted Would you complain about your meal if the waitress serving the food was packing heat? That’s exactly what you’ll find at Shooters Grill, the aptly named restaurant located in the town of Rifle, Colorado. The family-run, American-style diner features wait staff who exercise their open-carry rights and invites customers to do the same.
  • Fed Biz Opp Posting Jan. 2014: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

    07/02/2014 7:24:33 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 40 replies
    FedBizOpps.Gov ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | n/a1
    DHS was advertising for vendors who could provide "Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children" and "Relocation Services" back in Jan. Note one of the contact names. The "Secondary Contact" to be exact.
  • Cops: Spurned Woman Pulled Knife On Man

    07/02/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 2, 2014 | none given
    JULY 2--A 56-year-old Florida woman is facing an assault rap after allegedly threatening a 25-year-old man with a knife after he “rejected her sexual advances,” police report.
  • Mandatory evacuation issued for Hatteras Island

    07/02/2014 3:45:56 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    WNCT ^ | 7-2-14 | Stephen McNulty
    The Dare County Control Group has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents and visitors on Hatteras Island beginning at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014. After 5:00 a.m. Thursday, no access will be allowed to Hatteras Island. All Hatteras Island residents and visitors are advised to evacuate as quickly as possible during daylight hours on Thursday before the effects of Tropical Storm Arthur begin to bring high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents, and the potential for water and sand overwash on NC Highway 12. A State of Emergency has been issued for all of Dare County with the...
  • How The Global Warming Scare Began

    07/02/2014 1:25:07 AM PDT · by Shadow · 17 replies
    KUSI TV, San Diego, CA ^ | 2009 | John Coleman
    Take notes from this meteorologist who's been around a long, long time, and is EDUCATED about 'changes'. Listen to him as he describes our little planet, our solar system, our place in the outer reaches of our galaxy, and how all that MOVES within, and through, the universe.... MOVES, as in CHANGES happen, naturally. Note the NAMES that pop up; note the good-ol-1st-requirement-of-any-researcher....follow the MONEY-TRAIL to the very BEGINNING of any extreme, controlling, fear-mongering agenda....eh? -------------------- How the Global Warming Scare Began http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUDGfCNC-k
  • Icelandic Girls Can't Be Called Harriet, Government Tells Family

    Authorities reluctant to renew passport of Harriet, 10, as name is not on approved list of 3,565You can be Aagot, Arney or Ásfríður; Baldey, Bebba or Brá. Dögg, Dimmblá, Etna and Eybjört are fine; likewise Frigg, Glódís, Hörn and Ingunn. Jórlaug works OK, as do Obba, Sigurfljóð, Úranía and – should you choose – Vagna. But you cannot, as a girl in Iceland, be called Harriet. "The whole situation," said Tristan Cardew, with very British understatement, "is really rather silly." With his Icelandic wife Kristin, Cardew is appealing against a decision by the National Registry in Reykjavik not to renew...
  • From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off [AP says $75,000 is "lower-income"

    07/01/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 1, 2014 | Anne d'Innocenzio
    Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65-inches and up. Lower-income shoppers are accounting for a larger share of the supersized TVs. In the year that ended in April, 61 percent of TVs 60 inches or larger were purchased by shoppers with household incomes of $75,000 or less, up from 45 percent a year earlier, according to NPD.
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - JULY 2014 - 3 to 6pmET

    07/01/2014 2:58:22 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 31 replies
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  • An Impressive Young Man (Vanity)

    07/01/2014 1:52:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    Vanity
    On yesterdays mission, we were standing a flag line to the entrance of the cemetery waiting on the arrival of the coach. This young man, or should I say, Patriot, was skateboarding down the opposite side of the road. He saw all the flags and just had to check it out. He crossed the highway and came up to Peacekeeper to inquire about all the hub-bub. After Paul Anderson explained what we were doing, Paul invited Andrew to join us which he seemed genuinely exited to do. Andrew stood next to me so I offered him my flag. I...