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  • Matt Rosendale's shoots down a drone in a Campaign Ad

    04/20/2014 10:26:51 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/16/2014 | Youtube
    Matt Rosendale's shoots down a drone in a Campaign Ad. Link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJBcBx1XFU4&feature=share
  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    04/20/2014 10:24:03 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/20/2014 | Kevin Begos, Associated Press
    Environmental groups cringe as some trade unions support oil and gas drilling, pipelines PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking."The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families," said Dennis Martire, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Laborers' International Union,...
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    04/20/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/20/14 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.</p>
  • Is there an ethics investigation in Rep. Cummings’ future over IRS emails with Lerner? [VIDEO]

    04/20/2014 10:19:08 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-20-2014 | Grae Stafford
    April 20, 2014 Is there an ethics investigation in Rep. Cummings’ future over IRS emails with Lerner? Grae Stafford VIDEO-Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas interviews True The Vote attorney Cleta MitchellCongressman Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, could be facing an ethics investigation if Cleta Mitchell has her way.Mitchell — a partner at Foley & Lardner and the legal counsel for True the Vote in its case against the IRS for its targeting of conservative groups — is pursuing Cummings over his conduct in the wider investigation.“[Cummings] announced within 30 days after the IRS...
  • Pro-gun activists hijack Bloomberg’s new anti-gun Facebook page

    04/20/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    File this under the early bird gets the worm. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he plans to spend $50 million of his vast wealth to create a “gun safety” group that he hopes will “outmuscle” the NRA, according to The New York Times. But the new group, “Everytown for Gun Safety,” was a little too slow on the draw when it came to getting control of the group name on Facebook, with pro-gun activists acquiring the name first, BuzzFeed reported. A Facebook page has been set up under the same name as Bloomberg’s new...
  • Bundy supporter OWNS Chris Hayes on MSNBC: 'We will not allow governance by gunpoint, ever'([VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 10:04:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Nevada assemblywoman Michele Fiore clashed with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes regarding rancher Cliven Bundy’s conflict with the federal government on Friday. As Hayes pressed Fiore about her position on the standoff, she relentlessly criticized the government’s handling of the situation. “Why are you there near the Bundy ranch tonight celebrating?” Hayes asks. “Questioning why the heck the federal government felt the need to come in armed to collect an unpaid bill. I mean, that was pretty bold and blatant,” Fiore said. “I mean, generally when my — when our federal government comes in armed, we’re expecting a bigger problem… We will...
  • Behind the cornucopia of higher food prices

    04/20/2014 9:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 19, 2014 | John W. Schoen
    Alert shoppers are accustomed to watching food prices go up and down. But a string of forces—from droughts to diseases—is raising the cost of a trip to the grocery store at a rapid clip. And it looks like it will be a while before the price pressure eases. Some of that pressure is coming from California—the source of roughly half the nation's fruits and vegetables—where a long-running drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to cut production. After the driest year on record, large sections of farmland are expected to lay fallow this year as the Golden State copes with an...
  • 'Apollo's unsung hero' for developing the moon landing strategy in the 1960's dies aged 95

    04/20/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/19/2014 | AP
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, from complications from Parkinson's disease, his son-in-law Tucker Withington, of Plymouth, Mass., confirmed Saturday. As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was the catalyst in securing U.S. commitment to the science and engineering theory that eventually carried the Apollo crew to the moon and back safely.
  • BLM Whistleblower: Reid Bunkerville and the Military Industrial Complex at Bundy Ranch

    04/20/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 04-2-2014
    BUNDY RANCH | You saw his proof. Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.
  • Ukraine crisis: Security guard job was boring, says 'prime minister' of Donetsk

    04/20/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 20, 2014 | Roland Oliphant
    For the past fortnight, Denis Pushilin, the prime minister of the temporary government of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk has presided, at least ostensibly, over a pro-Russian uprising that has seized town halls, police stations and other buildings in about ten towns across eastern Ukraine. Few people in Donetsk had heard of the diminutive, smartly dressed 32-year-old businessman until he emerged as a leader of the group that occupied the regional administration building here two weeks ago. Born and raised in Makeyevka, just outside Donetsk, he graduated from the local engineering college and came out of his national service...
  • Slowest start to tornado season on record...

    04/20/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 18 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Slowest start to #tornado season on record through 4/17 http://twitpic.com/e1huhr based on inflation adjusted tornado trends. https://twitter.com/wxbrad/status/457374046020440064
  • Former Justice Stevens: Supreme Court Justices Should Consider Politics in Retirement Decisions

    04/20/2014 9:32:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Amy Harder
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Sunday that politics should be a factor in justices’ decisions on when to step down from the nation’s highest bench. “It’s an appropriate thing to think about,” Mr. Stevens said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “If you’re interested in the job and in the kind of work that’s done, you have to have an interest in who’s going to fill your shoes.” Some liberal experts have pressed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who at 81 is the oldest sitting justice on the court and has had health issues, to step down...
  • DNC head: Midterms not about Obama

    04/20/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    April 20, 2014, 11:51 am DNC head: Midterms not about Obama By Erik Wasson The midterm elections will not be a referendum on President Obama's performance in the White House, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said Sunday. “No, absolutely not,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC's "Meet the Press." “These elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running.” NBC's David Gregory asked Wasserman Schultz if keeping the Senate and taking back the House are an uphill climb given the president's low poll numbers and the unpopularity of ObamaCare. Forty-nine percent of those polled in the most...
  • Poll: Should the U.S. keep Obamacare? (FREEP a NJ poll)

    04/20/2014 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    South Jersey Times ^ | April 19, 2014
    Should the U.S. keep ObamaCare? Yes No I don't know
  • Overland Park Rampage Killer Ranted to Rabbi About 'You Jews' (FBI knew weeks earlier?)

    04/20/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Forward ^ | 4-20-14
    Frazier Glenn Miller Called Hotline To Vent The notorious white supremacist charged with fatally shooting three people outside of Jewish community centers near Kansas City reportedly called a Jewish hotline weeks earlier to rant to a rabbi about “getting rid of every Jew.” Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, was connected to Rabbi Menachem Siegal, director of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe and Asia when he called a hotline on March 30, the New York Post reported. Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, blasted Siegal for raising money for Jews because they “cause all of the problems” and “destroyed...
  • Glaring limits of the Civil Rights Act: We need to redistribute wealth

    04/20/2014 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/15/2014
    Even if racism were wiped out tomorrow, we'd still need to address pervasive racial wealth inequality. Here's why Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in...
  • Advocates: Reform can help immigrants fulfill their potential

    04/20/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    recordnet ^ | April 20, 2014 | Dana M. Nichols
    STOCKTON - Immigrants feed California, and divide it. Immigrants and the children of immigrants are among California's most beloved heroes (think astronaut Jose Hernandez, who completed some of his early higher education at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton) and yet are often treated under federal laws as reviled outcasts. Immigration, particularly accelerating waves of immigration from Mexico in recent decades, has shaped California in profound ways, providing the human labor to boost economic growth, defining the way we see our ethnic identities and coloring our political debates. And now, just as Latinos have become the state's largest ethnic group,...
  • Plane Spotted in Iran Is Registered to Utah Bank

    04/20/2014 8:58:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014
    -excerpt- ...non-U.S. citizens have registered 5,600 planes with the Federal Aviation Administration through trustees, concealing the owners' identities. -excerpt- Just five trustees accounted for 3,283 of the planes registered on behalf of non-U.S. citizens....
  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    04/20/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20 2014 | Associated Press
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny. "Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," NASA's Mission Control said as the capsule was bolted into place. The SpaceX company's cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral. Astronauts used a robot arm to capture the capsule 260 miles above Egypt. More than 2 tons of food, spacewalking gear and experiments fill the Dragon, including mating fruit flies, a...
  • Update: Facebook ‘Everytown’ pro-gun page taken down

    04/20/2014 8:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Dave Workman
    Less than 72 hours after gun rights activists outmaneuvered Michael Bloomberg’s launch of a $50 million “Everytown for Gun Safety” effort by grabbing Facebook presence with that title, the page was taken down sometime late Friday or early Saturday and now people will find a Bloomberg site, but with angry comments posted by pro-gunners. But Facebook did not pull the page, according to Eric Reed, one of those responsible for launching the pro-gun grassroots effort to grab the “Everytown” presence on the social media site. Late Saturday evening, Reed told Examiner via telephone that “The page was not yanked by...
  • Bundy Ranchers Post Photos of Mass BLM Cattle Graves (What ACTUAL Terrorism looks like)

    04/20/2014 8:52:30 AM PDT · by equalator · 62 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bundy Family
    Posted to the official Bundy Ranch Facebook page, the gruesome image shows several dead cattle being removed from a makeshift grave discovered just this weekend.Video from the area also revealed holes in water tanks, a smashed tortoise burrow, as well as destroyed fences and water lines. Separate images taken from an airplane also uncovered hundreds of cattle stuffed into small pens on a BLM compound, prompting the FAA to order a no-fly zone over the area.
  • Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

    04/20/2014 8:49:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | April 20, 2014 | by David Dayen
    On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like “Healthcare is a Human Right” and “Salud Para Todos” (“Health for All”). “How can we say we live in a just and humane society,” said one speaker, “without providing for the sickest and most vulnerable among us?” Los Angeles, with its massive low-income population and largest concentration of immigrants anywhere in the country, may be the epicenter of the continuing uninsured crisis in America. Somewhere around one million county residents...
  • UKRAINE NEWS: BEWARE! Artificial turf ALERT Apri l27th

    On April 27, 2014 in the Palace "Ukraine" in Kyiv is scheduled to conduct a large anti-people scam. The scripted scenario Medvedchuk, prepaid money for this scam in Kiev under the alleged good intentios of meeting of territorial communities with Sham “authorized” representatives of their areas. Three thousand people from different regions who brought protocols that supposedly prove they are authorized representatives of their territories. This event is open to the embassies of different countries including the U.S., the UN and the OSCE. Later announced the name of the event, as the Ukraine Constituent Assembly authorized representatives of local communities,...
  • Both at Home and Abroad, Obama’s Presidency is Floundering

    04/20/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 19, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately. Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets were still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the U.S. fully recovers from its recession. Ouch. If Yellen's forecast proves right, this means it will have taken Obama's administration nearly eight years to lift our economy out of its long and painful lethargy.
  • New Missouri Mayor Totally Understands Why That Kansas City Shooter Hated Jews

    04/20/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    River Front Times ^ | Apr. 17 2014 | Lindsay Toler
    F. Glenn Miller is charged with a hate crime and suspected of killing three people last weekend at Kansas City Jewish centers. Only a week into his job as the mayor of Marionville, a small town outside of Springfield, Dan Clevenger is already making national headlines. But it's not his town or his elected position attracting a media scrum. It's his friendship with F. Glenn Miller, the KKK leader accused of shooting and killing three at Kansas City Jewish community centers. Turns out, Clevenger commiserates with Miller's bizarre belief that Jews dominate America's political and economic institutions and use their...
  • Jews in Ukraine seeking escape to Israel over letter demanding they 'register'

    04/20/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-20-14
    Jews in Ukraine seeking escape to Israel over letter demanding they 'register' with pro-Russian forces that was branded fake by a rabbi Jews in eastern Ukraine are so concerned over their safety after last week's alleged anti-Semitic incidents that they are seeking advice on repatriation to Israel, it was claimed today. This follows fears over a leaflet distributed in the city of Donetsk which demanded that people over 16 of Jewish origin should register with the authorities, a sinister development that smacked of the Nazi-era. It has since been branded a fake by the pro-Russian separatists it claims to represent,...
  • Another Amazing Example of Government Stupidity and Political Correctness

    04/20/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    If you had to pick the most inane, pointless, and intrusive example of government stupidity, what would you pick? We have lots of examples of regulators running amok. Regulations making it difficult for trucking firms to weed out drunk drivers.Year-long sting operations by federal milk police.Rules harassing coffee shops with bikini-clad sales staff.OSHA requirements for expensive safety harnesses for people working 11 feet off the ground. But we also have really absurd examples of wasteful spending. Forcing taxpayers to pay millions of dollars for pro-Obamacare and pro-IRS propaganda.Doing interviews – at a per-person cost of $6,000 – about erectile dysfunction...
  • Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

    04/20/2014 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014 | BY JEFF MASON AND STEVE HOLLAND
    The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate. Environmentalists, worried about the project's effect on climate change, have put enormous pressure on the president to reject the pipeline from Canada's oil sands, staging demonstrations outside the White House and protests in states where he travels. A decision to approve it now could have prompted that vocal group, which was instrumental in electing Obama in 2008 and 2012, to sit...
  • 10 Surprising History Facts That Will Warp Your Sense of Time

    04/20/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 58 replies
    1. Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than the construction of the pyramids.
  • "Why Do Judges Execute Innocent…Children?"

    04/20/2014 8:20:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    Headlines reported it: South Korean ferry with 300 school children aboard--sunk. Missing children likely drowned inside the ferry. The captain has been arrested, and he is attempting to justify the rationale he used in telling the people not to abandon ship. Every parent around the world that ever sent their baby off on a school field trip identified with the emotional distraught the parents of those children are feeling. The worst part was hearing some of the final text messages read on the evening news. "This will be the last time I can tell you mom, 'I love you!'" I...
  • FALLOUT: The Geopolitics of the Snowden Files (Book Review)

    04/20/2014 8:19:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Review of Books ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Adam Morris
    ON JULY 2 LAST YEAR, the governments of Portugal, France, Italy, and Spain bowed to US orders and refused airspace to the plane carrying Bolivian president Evo Morales. He’d been traveling from Russia to South America until his presidential jet was forced to land in Vienna. Morales and his ministers were stranded there for 15 hours. Acting on bad intelligence or mere suspicions, the higher-ups in the Obama administration, and perhaps President Obama himself, decreed this embarrassing, unprecedented, and illegal detention of a foreign sovereign. The lies fed to Morales and his pilots in Vienna — that there were “technical”...
  • What's Wrong with Victims' Rights?

    04/20/2014 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Criminals are generally despised, and cops are not universally beloved. But one participant in the criminal justice system has no enemies: victims of crime. They're the Sara Lee of American politics. Everybody doesn't like someone, but nobody doesn't like victims. The movement to protect this group has achieved one success after another. Every state has laws specifying the rights of victims, and 33 have constitutional provisions as well. In November, Illinois voters will decide whether to add a victims' rights section to the state constitution. Last year, a U.S. House committee held hearings on a federal constitutional amendment, which got...
  • CRIMEA: leader Mustafa Cemil of the Crimean Tatar people returns (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    youtube ^ | 4-20-2014 1 hour ago
    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil returned first time after the Russian occupation of the Crimea peninsula. On the way he was greeted by supporters. And over the building of Mejlis, Cemil long led, in honor of his return again raised the flag of Ukraine.
  • DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

    04/20/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | April 19, 2014
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. Gangs continue to pose a substantial threat to public safety in Texas and are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime in our communities. Many gangs in Texas continue to work with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs, weapons, people and cash across the border. The relationships between some gangs and cartels have evolved over the past year due in part to volatility and changes in cartel structures...
  • UKRAINE: "God is on our side. And there with God-there is Victory" Patriarch Filaret (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 8:01:42 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    Gordon Ua ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Patriarchate Filaret
    Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate Filaret "We celebrate this year the Pascha of Christ in difficult conditions. It reminds some of Calvary. Because people suffer and in the Crimea, people suffer and in the eastern regions of Ukraine," said Filaret. According to the Patriarch, Ukraine sympathize with virtually the entire world. "Because we tolerate aggression on the part of the brotherly Russia. We are told that "we love you", and at the same time hate us and win," said the Patriarch. According to Filaret, Ukraine must recover. "After the resurrection of Golgotha was, is, will be, and...
  • Obama Meets Froggie The Gremlin!.. The Press Conference to End All

    04/20/2014 7:56:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
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  • Astronauts to reveal sobering data on asteroid impacts

    04/20/2014 7:56:31 AM PDT · by upchuck · 53 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jason Major
    This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, in fact. A new visualization of data from a nuclear weapons warning network, to be unveiled by B612 Foundation CEO Ed Lu during the evening event at Seattle's Museum of Flight, shows that "the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a 'city-killer' sized asteroid is blind luck."
  • BNP Banker, His Wife And Nephew Murdered In Belgium

    04/20/2014 7:56:06 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 4/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    In the beginning it was banker suicides. Then about two weeks ago, suicides were replaced by outright murders after the execution-style killing of the CEO of a bank in otherwise sleepy (and tax evasive) Lichtenstein by a disgruntled client. Then on Friday news hit of another execution-type murder in just as sleepy, if not so tax evasive, Belgium, where in the city of Vise, a 37-year-old Director at BNP Paribas Fortis was murdered alongside his wife and a 9 year old nephew in a premeditated and orchestrated drive-by shooting. L'venir reports: According to Marcel Neven, Mayor of Vise, nothing can...
  • Cops: 5 dead, 13 others injured in shootings

    04/20/2014 7:51:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood in Saturday and Sunday shootings that left at least two other people dead and 13 more injured. The weekend toll for gun violence in the city includes at least 7 people dead and 22 wounded.
  • All enemies, foreign and domestic

    04/20/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 4/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Bundy Ranch showdown has once again raised the issue the proliferation of SWAT teams and militarized response forces proliferating throughout the federal government, and the spread of military-style units to local governments. It is almost as if the state is arming itself to suppress the citizenry. John Fund at NRO has an excellent piece on the subject, The United States of Swat:
  • Freedom with an Exception Clause

    04/20/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Those sworn to represent us in government often represent themselves, instead. And sometimes these same self-actualizing politicians find that our constitutional rights merely get in the way of their political desires. Years ago, then House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Missouri) proposed substantial re-writing of the First Amendment, arguing: “What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can’t have both.” Gephardt’s constitutional gambit was designed to provide very healthy incumbents in Congress the absolute power to dictate the terms of any unhealthy campaign spending — and,...
  • CRIMEA NEWS: Ukrainian flag appeared on the Majlis building "alarmed" law enforcement

    04/20/2014 7:33:33 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Obozrevatel ^ | April 19, 2014 , 20:10
    As a member of the Majlis, head of BO "Fund" Crimea "Riza Ševkiev, hung the flag of Ukraine has become today the reason for the visit of the Crimean police: "police officers came to me of the Kiev district of Simferopol (Akmesdžita) and was told that it was a signal that the posted flag of Ukraine." I replied that I personally am a citizen of Ukraine, the building belongs to the public and is not a Government building, and it is not clear why they came to ask me about the flag." The police said the reason for the visit...
  • Reading the Tea Leaves in Johnson County

    04/20/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT · by wildbill · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | March 27 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ~On the other hand, tea-wise, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department is taking it to a whole other level. Two years ago, at 7.30 one April morning, a sleepy Bob Harte staggered to the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas to answer a knock and found a fully-armed SWAT team outside preparing to use the battering ram. They shoved him to the floor, surrounded him with pointing rifles, and the whole rigmarole began... On the other hand, at least the Hartes and their kids are still alive. I've written often about the increasing tendency of American cops to police...
  • What's the matter with Kansas?

    04/20/2014 7:28:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | 4/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to address the combined high school graduating class of the Topeka, KS school district next month and some of the students are upset about it. One student, 18 year old Taylor Gifford, began a petition to ask Mrs. Obama not to speak because there would be limited seating for family and friends. Gifford's petition has already gotten 1200 signatures.
  • The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign (Nope, it's not "Obamacare")

    04/20/2014 7:21:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/19/2014 | Rick Moran
    The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign Posted By Rick Moran On April 19, 2014 @ 11:26 am In Politics | And it’s not “Obamacare.”As important as Obamacare is to the Republicans in the midterm elections, the economy still tops everyone’s list as the number one issue facing the country.Some Democratic political consultants are advising candidates to avoid using the term “recovery” when describing the economy — for obvious reasons. This Fox News poll from January shows that 74% of Americans still think we’re in a recession. Any Democrat uttering the word “recovery” is likely to...
  • President Hope Abandons It

    04/20/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Six years ago, then-candidate Obama was encased in sophisticated artwork that conveyed his campaign message of “Hope and Change.” Leading up to the 2014 elections he may have not abandoned change, but he certainly has abandoned hope as his guiding principle to help maintain the U.S. Senate in the hands of The Undertaker and his fellow Democrats. Faced with a fusillade of political analysis from left, right, and center, forecasting anywhere from a drubbing to an unmitigated disaster for Democratic candidates in November, Obama and his team had to develop a plan of action. Led by John Podesta (we don’t...
  • What really happened at the Bay of Pigs

    04/20/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 23 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Humberto Fontova
    “We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty!” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s Commander-in-Chief just three months earlier. “They fought like tigers,” writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. “But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach.” That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge,...
  • Thomas Lucente: Everyone should stand with Cliven Bundy

    04/20/2014 7:18:06 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 13 replies
    Lima News ^ | April 18, 2014 | Thomas Lucente
    I stand with Cliven Bundy. And you should too, if you value liberty. Even Ronald Reagan did. “I happen to be one who cheers and supports the Sagebrush Rebellion,” Reagan said in a 1980 campaign speech in Salt Lake City. “Count me in as a rebel.” The standoff with Bundy is nothing, really, but the next chapter in the Sagebrush Rebellion that began in the 1970s and sort of settled down to a mere simmer under Reagan as he rightly tried to privatize some of the federal government's Western land holdings. A coalition of ranchers, sheepherders, miners and other leaders...
  • Congressional Research Service Confirms Decline in Production on Federal Lands Under Obama

    04/20/2014 7:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – U.S. energy production is on the upswing despite a decline in exploration on public lands that critics claim is slowing the nation’s economic progress. A report released this week from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service confirmed that crude oil and natural gas production on leased federal lands and water has waned during President Obama’s administration. Oil production declined 6 percent on federal lands from 2009 to 2013, according to the report, while gas production fell 28 percent. Meanwhile, crude oil production soared 61 percent on nonfederal land and gas production grew 33 percent. It is the production increase...
  • RUSSIAN CONTROLLED CRIMEAN: Russian special services 'create conditions' so Tatars must leave Crimea

    04/20/2014 7:14:22 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    Hromadske TV ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2014
    In the circles of the FSB have thought about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. On this, citing its own sources in the Russian special services, said a leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Public Jemilev studio. "As we were told supporters deportation, or create conditions that will lead to the fact that the Crimean Tatars from the Crimea go - most', - he said. Chauvinistic expression increased significantly and at the household level in the Crimea. 'For example, these so-called 'Kazak' pytayutsya ask: 'When will you go? After all, you will still be evicted. I would settle in...