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  • What Free Republic, and All Americans are up against.

    02/21/2013 8:32:43 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 20 replies
    <p>This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the immensely wealthy charitable foundations that provide financial backing for leftist groups and causes. These foundations -- sometimes called endowments or charitable trusts -- are nongovernmental, nonprofit entities whose assets are provided by donors and managed by their (the foundations') own officials, who earmark portions of their assets each year for what they consider to be socially useful purposes. Most of these foundations can be classified under the following categories: Community Foundations, which build their endowments through contributions from many donors within a given geographic region, and typically focus on local needs Corporate Foundations, which are private foundations established by for-profit corporations but legally separate from the parent corporations 

Family Foundations, in which the original donor or the donor's family plays a significant role in governing the foundation 

Independent Foundations, which are private foundations, usually endowed by one source such as an individual's bequest

 Operating Foundations, which are private foundations that use most of their income to provide charitable services or programs of their own, rather than making grants to outside organizations 

Public Foundations, which are public charities that operate significant grantmaking programs The DiscoverTheNetworks database currently identifies and profiles more than 125 major foundations whose political and philanthropic orientations aregenerally leftist, and whose combined assets exceed $100 billion. Some of the foundations described in this section are so large that they have single-handedly shaped entire cultural and political movements. (See, for example, the Ford Foundation's role in underwriting The Open Borders Lobby.</p>
  • Pelosi: Oh, this minimum wage thing is happening, just get ready

    02/22/2013 4:49:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    For a moment there the other week, I was kind of thrown by President Obamas SOTU suggestion that we hike the minimum wage, and I chalked it up to just another lame, old-and-tired faux-stimulus type of suggestion for growing the economy. As Allahpundit already pointed out yesterday, however, its really so much more than that. In the run-up to the 2006 midterms, a minimum wage increase was one of the specific issues Democrats used in their collective campaign to take over the House and in their desperate upcoming bid to win back the House in 2014, they are ready...
  • Company selling targets with images of Americans to DHS for firearms training

    02/21/2013 10:12:36 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 176 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | BY: RYAN KELLER
    Law Enforcement Targets, Inc., a company that sells law enforcement and federal agencies realistic paper targets for firearms training, is providing the Department of Homeland Security with images of non-traditional threats. The people in these images are most likely Americans, with such images as pregnant woman threat, older man with shotgun, older man in home with shotgun, older woman with gun, young school aged girl, young mother on playground, and little boy with real gun, writes Paul Joseph Watson on Tuesday. View slideshow: Law Enforcement Target's Non-Traditional Threat targets It would appear as if this company is trying to help...
  • House Dems 2014 battle plan: Whole lotta gun control and minimum wage

    02/22/2013 10:56:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2013 | Allahpundi
    Id love to tell you that this strategy is nutty but after the last election I assume its already been vetted and deemed foolproof by an elite team of liberal Nobel-prize-winning behavioral scientists and supercomputer-enabled statistical models. Meanwhile, somewhere in Virginia, the GOPs strategy squad is pushing colored thumbtacks into a paper map of the U.S. If youve been wondering where Os out-of-left-field push for a minimum-wage hike in the SOTU came from, this is where. It polls well, and right now his only chance to get anything important done in his second term is by pushing dumb yet popular...
  • Obama Touts Gun Control, Not Gang Control, In Hometown

    02/22/2013 3:28:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: On his way to a play date with the world's most famous golfer, President Obama stops in America's most violent city to push universal background checks that Chicago's violent street gangs will totally ignore. Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed late Friday just hours after her younger sister joined a group of teens onstage for President Obama's speech in Chicago on gun violence. McFarlane was shot to death hours after her little sister, Destini, 14, sat just feet away as Obama spoke in the aftermath of the similar murder of Hadiya Pendleton. The 15-year-old Pendleton was gunned down in...
  • Cop Canned for Alleging Police Threats on Obama

    02/22/2013 2:11:02 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/22/2013 | By Neal Colgrass
    (Newser) – So much for speaking up: Richmond police have fired a whistleblowing cop for claiming that two officers chatted about shooting and bombing President Obama while protecting him, Raw Story reports. The officer, who wasn't named, told WTVR last May that a supervisor had said to a police sharpshooter, "You’re down there right? So, you can take a couple of shots, you might have to kill yourself, but you can take a couple of shots." The supervisor allegedly discussed planting a bomb under the stage and dissed Michelle Obama, who was also there: "Nobody wants to see her...
  • In 2011 Obama threatened to veto any attempt to adopt short-term fixes that would stop his sequester

    02/22/2013 2:06:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    2/22/2013 | laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Hypocrite? He said that any short term fixes that would derail automatic spending cuts on both domestic spending and the military spending would be vetoed by him. Does he not realize that videotape exists of this - at Youtube and all over the net? Does he think that he can say anything and that anything and everything he says somehow has an expiration date?
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Thirteenth Week in Office

    02/22/2013 2:05:32 PM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Thirteenth Week in Office2/20/2013Community Organizer to the WorldHillary Clinton to charge '$200,000 a speech'... which is more than her whole YEARS salary as Secretary of State and the same fee that Bill chargesBenghazi-GateSusan Rice: Investigation Into Benghazi Talking Points 'Bigger Tragedy' Than Actual Terrorism AttackObama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack--About Same Time Clinton First Publicly Linked Attack to YouTube VideoAxelrod, Benghazi & NBCAttaaack WaaaatchWith White House press peeved, Obama sits down with local mediaPro-Obama election flier marked with NAACP seal featured Klan, lynching imageryStuart Varney on MSNBC Editing Paul Ryan's Comments on...
  • MSNBC, a bastion of Obama advocates? (Turning into an Obama administration in exile)

    02/22/2013 2:00:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/22/2013 | Howard Kurtz
    David Axelrod is a smart guy who knows a heck of a lot about politics and the press. Robert Gibbs is also a smart guy who knows a heck of a lot about politics and the press. They will now be dispensing their wisdom as paid contributors at MSNBC, and I'll be interested in what they have to say. But I have to ask: Is NBC's cable channel turning into an Obama administration in exile? It's hardly a news flash that MSNBC long ago decided to be cable's liberal bastion, a left-wing counterweight to Fox News. But the more the...
  • Hagel Proves Obama Won't Stop Iran

    02/22/2013 1:48:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Does it matter that a nominee for secretary of defense doesn't particularly care for American power? Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2007, Sen. Chuck Hagel revealed the kind of prejudices regarding American military strength most frequently found in the pages of the Nation magazine or among protesters at Occupy rallies. Distancing himself from Republicans he regarded as too bellicose, Hagel said, "Rather than acting like a nation riddled with the insecurities of a schoolyard bully, we ought to carry ourselves with the confidence that should come from the dignity of our heritage, the experience of...
  • FBI probe of defense tech allegedly leaked from NASA stonewalled, sources say

    02/22/2013 12:42:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan, Judson Berger
    A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASAs Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell FoxNews.com. Documents obtained by FoxNews.com, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a secret grand jury was to be convened in February 2011 to hear testimony from informants in the case, including a senior NASA engineer. But federal prosecutor Gary Fry was removed from the case, which was then transferred from one office in the Northern District of California...
  • Hagel, Obama and Iran

    02/22/2013 12:40:58 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/22/2013 | Mona Charen
    Hagels nomination proves the president isnt serious about preventing a nuclear Iran. Does it matter that a nominee for secretary of defense doesnt particularly care for American power? Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2007, Senator Chuck Hagel revealed the kind of prejudices regarding American military strength most frequently found in the pages of the The Nation or among protesters at Occupy rallies. Distancing himself from Republicans he regarded as too bellicose, Hagel said, Rather than acting like a nation riddled with the insecurities of a schoolyard bully, we ought to carry ourselves with the confidence...
  • Inhofe Warns GOP over Hagel Vote

    02/22/2013 12:29:20 PM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) has warned fellow Republicans they will be held accountable if they vote to end an ongoing Senate filibuster over the nomination of embattled secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel. Make no mistake; a vote for cloture is a vote to confirm Sen. Hagel as Secretary of Defense, Inhofe wrote in a strongly worded letter to his Republican colleagues, several of whom have indicated in recent days that they would vote to end debate on Hagels nomination, paving the way for his confirmation.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-22-13 (DUmmies Divided on Obama's Golf-Oil Links)

    02/22/2013 12:06:34 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 24 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 22, 2013 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The bloom is off Obamassiah's rose, I think. Some of the DUmmies are starting to see the Vacationer-in-Chief for what he is: a craven politician, beholden to Big Money, who talks a good game, rousing discontent against "the wealthiest among us," all the while stashing their cash in his back pocket. Witness this THREAD, "Obama played golf with oil giants during climate rally." Some of the DUmmies are bummed out. But many of them continue to back Our President, no matter what. I think the Obama worshipers still outnumber the hyper-progs who don't think he's leftist enough. But the...
  • The presss puppet master

    02/22/2013 12:08:31 PM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-22-13 | DrJohn
    Politico writers Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen have written a piece called "Obama, the puppet master." It opens this way: President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House. The Blaze has distilled the piece down to ten of what it calls "The ten most scathing remarks" 10. President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House. 9. “The White House gets away with stuff I would never have dreamed of doing. When I talk to White House reporters now,...
  • Will Obama push us over the edge?

    02/22/2013 12:07:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2013 | John Lott
    Obama thinks he has a mandate for change. But this is the man who ran for president in 2008 promising to cut net spending and to shrink the federal government; a man who promised that his stimulus spending was only temporary. Obama hid regulations from view until after his reelection. The press maintained the fiction that Obama supports the Second Amendment and is no threat to citizens keeping guns for self-defense. Yet the day after his reelection, Obama called for the UN Arms Trade Treaty negotiations to be started again, and a few weeks later he promised to put the...
  • Picking Up The Slack (Immigration Enforcement In Practice)

    02/22/2013 11:23:23 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 23, 2013 | Gerard Perry
    One of the mainstays of this administrations immigration policy is non-enforcement, coupled with an overwhelming tendency to deceive the public about what it is doing. Of course, its lapdogs in the mainstream media have been more than willing to facilitate this deception, so long as it bolsters the Presidents chances of enacting an even more sweeping wholesale amnesty. The notion that there might be Americans who hold a differing perspective is inconceivable within the media bubble. Forget for a moment that a well-respected, private research university had already established that Obama and his cronies were lying about their dereliction of...
  • The Flies Buzzing Around the Obamas

    02/22/2013 10:58:58 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    When First Lady Michelle Obama steps out of her White House Picture Frame on her end of February nationwide tour, to take credit for not only haltingbut reversingchildhood obesity, folk should be thinking fertilizer.The White House crediting Obamas failed Lets Move initiative as salvation for obese children everywhere is well fertilized with the same matter fertilizing her White House organic garden.When First Lady Michelle Obama steps out of her White House Picture Frame on her end of February nationwide tour, to take credit for not only haltingbut reversingchildhood obesity, folk should be thinking fertilizer.When First Lady Michelle Obama steps out...
  • Genocide is here Obama care is a killing machine and millions will die

    02/22/2013 10:43:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Roth Show ^ | February 20, 2013 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    This week I gasped in horror when I learned that Obama care had ordered Medicare to cut reimbursement for 4 million diabetic seniors by 66%. It also reduced all the companies that were supplying blood sugar monitoring supplies from 1000 to 15. I also learned via the research of Elizabeth Vliet M.D. that one of her 80 year old patients was told he was not covered anymore by Medicare when he went to the pharmacy so couldnt get his medication. His choice was to pay cash or die. Pause for a second and snap out of being mildly annoyed and...
  • Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network

    02/22/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Kristen Abraham
    Comcast pulls gun shop ads from cable network Updated: Feb 18, 2013 4:23 PM CST By Kristen Abraham (02/18/13) - A gun shop owner said firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers are being targeted unfairly after Comcast announces it's dropping all gun shop ads from its nationwide cable network. The cable company recently acquired NBC Universal and this is a long standing policy there. When a local ad agency recently placed an order for Williams Gun Sight in Davison Township, it was denied. Owner Tom Wright said he'll take his business elsewhere. "I thought it was ridiculous, we are a legitimate...