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  • Restore Constitutionally Limited Government!! [FReepathon thread V]

    07/06/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 614 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    We need the 2010 tea party sweeps to continue in 2012 and beyond!! We need to increase the conservative majority in the house, take the majority in the senate and continue sweeping conservatives into as many state and local offices as we possibly can all across this great land!! No matter who wins the presidency, we're going to need the states and the people and FR to hold their feet to the fire!! Block the feds!! Demand our states reassert their tenth amendment rights and powers and push the feds the hell OUT of our state and local business!! And...
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    07/06/2012 11:56:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 109 replies ^ | July 6, 2012 | Dave D'Marko and Jerry Hume
    SANFORD -- George Zimmerman walked out of jail once again Friday. Judge Kenneth Lester set Zimmerman’s bond at $1 million Thursday, and Zimmerman was able to post it. Zimmerman had to go through a bail bondsman, and pay 10 percent of the bond amount, which is $100,000. O’Mara said the online legal defense fund set up for Zimmerman currently has $211,000. However, in order for Zimmerman to be released, he has to have $1 million in collateral, which O’Mara said the Zimmerman family does not have. "We paid $15,000 initially for the first bail fee, so an additional fee of...
  • Pakistan: burned to death for Islamic blasphemy

    07/06/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Spero News ^ | July 06, 2012 | Rodrick Sanson
    A man accused of blasphemy, according to Islamic religious law, was extra-judicially killed in Pakistan outside a police station in the Chani Ghoth area of the Bahawalpur region in the Punjab. Deputy Superintendent of Police Ahmedpur said, "The Chani Goth police station received a complaint that a person has burnt the pages of the Quran; the police arrested the person and brought him to the police station and put him in the lock up. Some religious leaders announced on the loud speakers that a man has committed blasphemy against Islam.” As is frequently the case in Muslim-dominated Pakistan, mobs surrounded...
  • Sen. Grassley turns up the heat on Eric Holder

    07/06/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jason Pye
    The storm may have gotten a little quiet since the House of Representatives voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, but it may be getting loud again soon thanks to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.The Hill reports that Sen. Grassley has sent a request to the Justice Department demanding more information on Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF gunwalking scheme that allowed firearms and munitions to cross the border with Mexico and into the hands of violent drug cartels: On Tuesday, Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent...
  • Cruz Leads Dewhurst 49-40 in New Poll...Conservatives Dominate [Runoff for U. S. Senate in Texas]

    07/06/2012 11:41:18 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 49 replies
    Ted Cruz for U. S. Senate Website ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jason Johnson
    . . . a recent internal poll conducted for the Cruz for Senate campaign shows Ted leading Dewhurst 49-40. Ted is leading Dewhurst among nearly every sub-group. Importantly, Ted is dominating self-identified “Tea Party” and “Very Conservative” voters. Among the 50% of likely runoff voters who are Tea Party aligned, Ted leads 72-22. Among the 60% who are very conservative, Ted leads 58-33.
  • McConnell: Obama Trying to Bully Political Enemies Via Disclose Act

    07/06/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 9 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted the Obama administration for supporting the Disclose Act in an Op-Ed today, calling it “an attempt to identify and punish political enemies, or at the very least, intimidate others from participating in the process.” Writing in USA Today, the Kentucky Republican said the measure is a “serious attempt to limit our freedom of speech that doesn't sound good at first blush.” The DISCLOSE Act — Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections — would require corporations, unions, and advocacy groups to reveal their roles in political ads or mailings in the...
  • 780,000 More Women Unemployed Today Than When Obama Took Office

    07/06/2012 11:27:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2012 | John W Chapman
    ( – The number of women unemployed in June was 5,785,000, an increase of 780,000 from when Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009 – at that time, the number of unemployed women in the United States was 5,005,000. The number of unemployed is for women ages 16 and older in the civilian work force and is seasonally adjusted, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS data also show that the unemployment rate for women in June was 8.0 percent, up from 7.9 percent in May. That’s also up from 7.0 percent in January 2009...
  • Obama's Problem Obeying the Law

    07/06/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/6/12 | William A. Levinson
    There is ample evidence that Barack Obama, and people under his supervision, committed at least one felony -- specifically, illegal gambling across state lines -- to fund his 2008 election campaign. Congress, meanwhile, found Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, in contempt for refusal to testify about Operation Fast and Furious. Orchestration of straw purchases of firearms, one of which resulted in the death of a law enforcement officer, could easily be another felony. The Obama Campaign's Numbers Racket The general definition of a lottery is an activity that includes (1) mandatory payment of consideration -- i.e., money -- as a...
  • Is the Obama Administration Outsourcing Green Jobs to Africa Now?

    The Obama Administration’s “green jobs” agenda is apparently not limited to the United States. According to CNS News, the administration created a $20 million grant that will go toward creating green Africa. The U.S. government is spending $20 million to “help clean energy projects in Africa get started.” Those projects include wind farms and solar panels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at the recent Rio +20 Conference in Brazil. But the government watchdog Judicial Watch criticized the spending as wasteful, given the administration’s track record in trying to pick green energy winners. “The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative...
  • All-Time All-Stars: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Trying to choose the greatest pitcher of all time is at least as difficult as trying to choose the greatest hitter of all time. In both cases, the best we can do is narrow down the list.</p> <p>Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five. In alphabetical order, they are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. There are other batters whose lifetime records came close, including Barry Bonds, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. But close cannot define the greatest.</p>
  • All-Time All-Stars (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Nothing is likely to get an argument started among sports fans faster than attempts to name the all-time greatest in any sport, or even the all-time greatest in a particular aspect of a sport. However, in baseball, we can at least narrow down the list of possibilities — considerably, in fact — when it comes to hitting.</p>
  • The Rotten Heart of Finance

    07/06/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    The Rconomst ^ | JUly 7 , 2012 | Staff
    THE most memorable incidents in earth-changing events are sometimes the most banal. In the rapidly spreading scandal of LIBOR (the London inter-bank offered rate) it is the very everydayness with which bank traders set about manipulating the most important figure in finance. They joked, or offered small favours. “Coffees will be coming your way,” promised one trader in exchange for a fiddled number. “Dude. I owe you big time!… I’m opening a bottle of Bollinger,” wrote another. One trader posted diary notes to himself so that he wouldn’t forget to fiddle the numbers the next week. “Ask for High 6M...
  • Brad Pitt's mom slams Barack Obama, gay marriage in pro-Mitt Romney editorial letter

    07/06/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | July 6, 2012
    "Mom, you're embarrassing me!" Well-known liberal actor Brad Pitt, who once famously declared that he would not marry his partner Angelina Jolie until gay couples had the same rights, might be a little upset with his mom’s decision to speak out on her political and social beliefs this week. In a letter to the Springfield News-Leader Pitt’s mother Jane Pitt voiced her support for Mitt Romney, a man “who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality.”
  • Convert's extremist views were aired in stepbrother's BBC documentary

    07/06/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Jul 2012 | Martin Evans
    Three years ago film maker Robb Leech was reading a newspaper article about the radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary, when he spotted his stepbrother, Richard Dart’s name. Richard Dart, 29, is a white Muslim convert who featured in a BBC documentary last year filmed by his own brother about his conversion... now one of the extremist’s most devoted followers and was spending his days calling for strict Sharia law to be imposed in Britain. Unable to believe what he was seeing, Robb, who had been extremely close to his stepbrother when they were teenagers contacted him and they arranged to...
  • Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery [OUTRAGEOUS]

    07/06/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery. The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration. The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June...
  • Broken Record, Broken Promises

    07/06/2012 10:18:05 AM PDT · by Lacey · 5 replies
    Obama Isn't Working ^ | 07/06/2012 | Mitt Romney Press
    Today, the Obama Administration told Americans “not to read too much into” monthly jobs reports. As it turns out, they’ve been encouraging Americans to do that for years. But after 41 straight months of unemployment over 8%, you don’t have to read between the lines to see the truth. President Obama’s policies have failed to get America working again. June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: May 2012: “Therefore, it is...
  • Madonna’s Russian Revolution: Her “Freedom Fight” Against Anti-Gay Law

    07/06/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 5 2012 | Anna Nemtsova
    St. Petersburg just passed a law banning gay "propaganda," but Madonna’s not canceling her upcoming show there—she's promised to use the opportunity to raise hell instead. By Anna Nemtsova he authors of a Russian law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors has drawn a good deal of criticism from gay rights groups worldwide. But they face their biggest challenge this summer. A few weeks from now Madonna is scheduled to play the Sports Complex stage in St. Petersburg, the city where the law was enacted. Madonna has hinted strongly she will speak out in protest, if not flaunt the...
  • What the Constitution Doesn’t Mean

    07/06/2012 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2012 | AWR HAWKINS
    A review of Scott Ott’s Our Fickle Constitution. I lived in Houston in the early 1990s and went to a Presbyterian church where the pastor used to remind us to check ourselves for contradictions. He warned that we unknowingly hold to contradictions in our thinking, and that while these sometimes flesh themselves out in a way that makes them obvious and allows us to get rid of them, they often lie below the surface of our thinking, so that we carry about in our minds thoughts that are in conflict with one another and with reality.And this practice of checking...
  • Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto in Putin’s Side

    07/06/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03 July 2012 | Andrew Meier
    At a few minutes before 8 in the morning on the eve of Russia Day last month — the holiday that since the demise of the old Soviet Union has marked the birth of the new, free Russia — eight men, some armed, swept silently into an upscale apartment building in the heart of Moscow. When the knock came, Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old native of St. Petersburg who many believe is Vladimir Putin’s goddaughter (she says she isn’t), answered the door in a negligee. If you read the tabloids, whether in Moscow or London, Sobchak is “the Paris Hilton of...
  • Obamacare Information NOT mentioned - Is this information correct?

    07/06/2012 9:55:53 AM PDT · by 56newblog · 21 replies
    Subject: YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY RATE IN 2014 - OBAMACARE. Look clearly at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate. For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It's short, but important and you probably haven't heard about it in the Mainstream News: "The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to: $104.20 in 2012 $120.20 in 2013 And $247.00 in 2014." These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Freeper's who have read some of the Obamacare HC...