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  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

    07/04/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2014 | Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups, gun control groups, anti-private property groups, abortion...
  • Rural White Communities – Organise or Die! ( UK )

    07/01/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Western Spring ^ | June 27, 2014 | Max Musson
    Less than three weeks after the publicity surrounding Payhembury School in Devon, where the school staff have been pressured into bussing their pupils into a highly multiracial part of London on ‘exchange’ trips designed to promote multiculturalism and multiracialism, another school has been singled out for attack by Ofsted inspectors because of alleged ‘racist’ bullying, even though the pupils are all White. Payhembury School in Devon was criticised in its 2010 Ofsted report because all of the pupils attending the school are White and because the school is situated in an all White area. Payhembury School was graded merely, ‘good’,...
  • Vietnam Boats Ram China Boats 171 Times in 4 Days

    05/10/2014 7:18:27 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    Newser ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Johnson
    "China is in yet another territorial dispute with a neighbor, and this time things are already getting a little physical. After Beijing plunked down its first-ever deepwater drilling rig in disputed waters off Vietnam this week, the Vietnamese navy made clear its displeasure. China says Vietnam's vessels rammed its ships 171 times over the course of four days, reports the New York Times. The newspaper quotes a Vietnamese political analyst who sums things up thusly: “Invasion is in their blood, and resistance is in our blood.”
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • In 1100 AD, The People knew that the death tax was oppressive

    02/06/2014 4:34:40 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    I want to introduce you to a magnificent document that far too few people have read. But before I introduce it to you, I need to remind you of something written in Federalist #84, that English history is American history. Hamilton specifically sites several(major) English documents that are important pre-cursors to the US Constitution. The earliest of said documents in that chain is the magnificent 1100 Charter of Liberties. Hamilton cites Magna Carta as the earliest, but the M.C. is really reliant upon the 1100 Charter as a precedent. In this Charter of Liberties, you will see, among other things,...
  • African Economic Outlook: South Africa

    12/06/2013 6:52:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ... The unemployment rate remained above 25% in the final months of 2012. South Africa continues to face the triple challenge of chronic high unemployment, poverty and inequality amid a slow and volatile domestic and global economic environment. The National Development Plan needs to be implemented to address structural bottlenecks to job creation....
  • Former Secret Service Agent Warns: President Obama Sees Government as a ‘Shiny New Toy’

    11/01/2013 6:38:08 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who is running for Congress in Maryland, appeared on the Glenn Beck Program Thursday to discuss why he chose to run for elected office. “We’re at a very dangerous point, Glenn,” Bongino began. “We’re in a lot of trouble. The president sees government — and I think it’s because of his lack of experience, and maybe community organizing in the past — as like this shiny new toy. And for all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter, and Bush, there were always limits. There was that line you just didn’t cross — we...
  • Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry to sign Arms Trade Treaty

    09/24/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 24 | Paul Eckert, Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the Arms Trade Treaty regulating the international trade in conventional arms, The diplomats said Kerry would sign the treaty on Wednesday On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the treaty by a vote of 154 for, including the United States...The no votes were cast by Iran, North Korea and Syria,
  • The war on the right… could come from GOP!

    09/17/2013 9:51:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    salon.com ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | BY BRIAN BEUTLER
    First things first, let’s stipulate that if there’s a government shutdown at the end of the month — and I continue to doubt there will be — it will happen because House Speaker John Boehner chooses to precipitate one. He can always partner with Democrats to pass a temporary, uncontroversial government spending bill if he wants to, because almost all Democrats will vote for it, and there are still a few dozen Republicans in the House who are both sane and unintimidated by the threat of a primary challenge from the right. Whatever happens is his decision. The latest doomed-to-fail...
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • Dem to IRS victims: ‘Many of you…believe you should be free from any scrutiny at all'

    06/04/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 32 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/4/13 | David Freddoso
    ...Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., went on a bit of a rant earlier against the victims of IRS targeting who are testifying in today’s hearing. He was not the only Democrat to defend the IRS’s behavior....
  • Wake Up! Our Freedom Is in Jeopardy

    06/04/2013 10:29:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    This is a critical time in American history. I think we all know that something big is happening in America. The steady stream of news out of Washington the past couple weeks is just a fresh reminder of this. We are learning more about how far our Department of Justice went in digging through the phone records of members of the press. We are also learning about how our own government targeted conservative groups by delaying or denying their tax-exempt status. And we are all waiting for the other shoe to drop on Obamacare -- the rate increases, the religious...
  • Turkey protests: Unrest rages in Istanbul and Ankara

    06/01/2013 4:53:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/1/2013 | BBC
    Turkey has entered a second day of violent protests, with fresh clashes between police and demonstrators in Istanbul and the capital, Ankara. The unrest began as a sit-in over plans to redevelop Gezi Park in Istanbul's Taksim Square, but escalated after police used tear gas. Tear gas was again fired Saturday at protestors in Istanbul and Ankara. In a defiant speech, PM Tayyip Erdogan insisted that the park project would go ahead. He also said that police would remain in Taksim Square to preserve order. Correspondents say that what began as a local issue has spiralled into more widespead anger...
  • IRS misconduct prompted by tainted White House ‘culture’, Republicans say

    06/02/2013 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 2, 2013, 4:02 PM | Sasha Goldstein
    President Obama’s administration, fronted by a “paid liar” of a spokesman, has created an anti-conservative atmosphere that led to IRS scrutiny of right-leaning organizations, top Republicans said Sunday. “The culture of the president calling Tea Party groups terrorists and ‘tea-baggers,’ and that entire culture has been cultivated by the president and his people, and everyone has been following,’ Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said on Fox News Sunday. …
  • JACKPOT BROTHER!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS...

    06/02/2013 9:26:22 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/01/13 | Jim Hoft
    "JACKPOT BROTHER!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief – “I Was In Them”" Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at...
  • Turkey protestors return to Ankara and Istanbul streets

    06/02/2013 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/2/2013 | BBC
    Hundreds of protestors have returned to the streets of Istanbul and Ankara after two days of unrest that have seen more than 1,700 arrests. Largely peaceful protesters waved flags in Istanbul's Taksim Square but there were reports that police had fired tear gas in Kizilay Square. PM Tayyip Erdogan said protestors were trying to undermine democracy. The protests began over redeveloping a park near Taksim Square but broadened into anti-government unrest...... Correspondents say many people are fed up with the government which they believe is becoming increasingly authoritarian and trying to take away some of their personal freedoms.
  • Larry Conners Files Discrimination Complaint [Paid Less For Being a White Male]

    05/31/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 5/30/13
    Former KMOV television anchorman Larry Conners filed an age discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Thursday. The two-page complaint – which names KMOV, it’s owner BELO Corporation, as well as the General Manager and News Director – claims Conners was paid less than former anchor Vickie Newton because he was a white male and she an African-American female. Conners alleges that he then filed a lawsuit over the pay discrepancy and was retaliated against by the company after the suit was settled through arbitration. He goes on to claim he was demoted from his 10 p.m....
  • 100,000 Christians die for faith every year: Vatican

    05/28/2013 11:24:52 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | 5/28/2013 4:01:39 PM | AFP
    A top Vatican official has said around 100,000 Christians are killed every year for reasons linked to their faith and pointed to the Middle East, Africa and Asia as the biggest problem areas. Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi was quoted by Vatican radio on Tuesday as saying that the figures were "shocking" and "incredible".
  • The Moon is Down? In the U.S.?

    05/23/2013 12:51:23 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 23, 2013 | Dan Miller
    John Steinbeck's 1942 novel The Moon is Down is about people of a small  village occupied by Nazi forces somewhere in Northern Europe. They become sullen and their obedience is bought at an increasingly high price. Free people cannot remain conquered.Re-reading The Moon is Down left me with nagging questions about the extent to which the People of the United States remain free. Those questions did not arise when I first read it, many years ago. It now seems obvious that we are less free than we once were; yet perhaps (one can at least hope that) there are still enough to make...
  • Greg Lukianoff: Feds to Students: You Can't Say That

    05/17/2013 6:51:33 AM PDT · by 21stCenturion · 10 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 16 May, 2013 | Greg Lukianoff
    The new policy was announced in a joint letter from the Education Department and Justice Department to the University of Montana. *** After outlining the specifics of the case, the letter states that only a stunningly broad definition of sexual harassment—"unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature"—will now satisfy federal statutory requirements. This explicitly includes "verbal conduct," otherwise known as speech.
  • U.S. rule makes every student a sex harasser

    05/13/2013 5:37:35 PM PDT · by 21stCenturion · 27 replies
    joannejacobs.com ^ | 11 may, 2013 | joanne jacobs
    John asks Mary for a date. She says no. The request was unwelcome, so he’s a sexual harasser. Professor Smith discusses the risk of HIV transmission through anal sex, making one of his 500 students uncomfortable. He’s a sexual harasser. Just about everyone on campus is guilty of sexual harassment under rules set out May 9 by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, charges the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
  • Governor Palin calls on the President to address the court martial of christian soldiers

    05/01/2013 11:09:14 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 92 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | May 1st, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    President Barack Obama had better clear this up today, right now. Surely he is just allowing his handlers to throw up this kind of ridiculous, amoral, un-American trial balloon. I call on Obama to address this immediately with the American public, clear it up, and renounce these reports as the nonsense they surely in God's name must be. - Sarah PalinBreaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith
  • Imperial Rule

    04/21/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 12 replies
    Self | 4/21/2013 | Self
    On Friday, April 19, 2013, Metropolitan Boston was under pseudo martial law as law enforcement hunted the Boston Marathon bomber fugitive. Residents were notified to stay indoors until further notification. The map linked below shows the extent of the lockdown. Link text The target of the search area lay within the eastern portion of Watertown highlighted in red on the linked map. Throughout the day the active hunt was confined to an area in eastern Watertown of an area about a half mile diameter. Law enforcement had good reason to believe the fugitive was within the search area. In the...
  • More Firearms Advice from Vice-President Biden

    03/02/2013 12:01:32 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 March 2013 | John Semmens
    Continuing his campaign for more gun-control regulations, Vice-President Biden elaborated on the logic behind banning assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. “Look, all a person needs for self-defense is a shotgun,” Biden contended. “Most people aren't going to be good enough shots to hit a target with a regular gun. With a shotgun you don't have to be an Annie Oakley. If you think someone is trying to break in, just fire the gun right through the door.” That the idea of shooting someone sight unseen might not be a good one didn't seem to faze the VP. “I think most...
  • Egypt: Hundreds of Police Stage Rare Protests

    02/12/2013 11:36:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    abc ^ | February 11, 2013 | SARAH EL DEEB and AMIR MAKAR
    Hundreds of low-ranking policemen in Egypt are holding protests to demand they not be used as a tool for political oppression in the country's ongoing turmoil. Dozens of policemen rallied Tuesday outside local security administration headquarters in at least 10 provinces. Some of them carried signs reading, "we are innocent of the blood of the martyrs."
  • Connecticut Tragedy Stirs New Debate Over Gun Control, Entertainment Culture

    12/17/2012 11:19:37 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/2012 | Fox News
    While many questions remain about what motivated the killer in Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut, one thing is becoming increasingly clear -- the tragedy will re-ignite and further fuel a major debate over gun control legislation in Washington. President Obama, without endorsing any specific proposal, hinted at Sunday night's vigil that he would enter that debate with vigor. "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change," Obama said. He said "no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world ... but that can't be an excuse for inaction." The calls for...
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct “stress tests” in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • Why My Grandparents Yoinked Their Roots Out of European Soil and Hopped on a Boat

    10/31/2012 2:24:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Australian TEA Party
  • (Florida) Family Faces ($250 per day) Fines for Hosting Bible Study

    09/18/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    A Florida family is facing fines for hosting a weekly Bible study in their home – an act that city officials argue violates zoning codes. Shane and Marlen Roessiger, of Venice, Fla. are facing a $250 per day fine for hosting Friday night prayer and Bible study gatherings that are attended by as many as 10 people. “It is difficult to understand how it is illegal to have a prayer meeting on Friday night with a half dozen people but it is alright if I invited the same group on Monday evening to watch Monday night Football,” Roessiger said. The...
  • N. Korea: Death Camps Vs. Disney Characters

    08/01/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    DailyNk ^ | 8/01/12 | Kim Tae Hong
    Death Camps Vs. Disney Characters By Kim Tae Hong [2012-08-01 15:44 ] In recent months, the world has watched North Korea adopt several reform measures under its new leader. However, it appears that policy regarding human rights problems in the country will remain unchanged. Earlier this year, former Washington Post correspondent Blane Harden released a book entitled Escape from Camp 14, which details the conditions inside one of North Korea’s political prison camps. In the current issues of Foreign Policy, Harden again touches upon the issue of North Korea’s camps, and his perception of Kim Jong Eun’s leadership. Kim Jong...
  • Censor on Rise, Report Reveals (Turkey, totalitarianism?)

    06/15/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Forty-six books were banned, withdrawn from the market or saw their authors sued during the last year in Turkey, while dozens of writers and publishers were tried for their published works, a recent report by Turkey’s Publishers Union has revealed. “Judicial oppression is gradually increasing, and arrested writers and journalists whose trials are pending have been portrayed as terrorists by state officials,” the report said. Probes against publications have been justified on the grounds that the works are defamatory, feature obscene content or illegal terrorist propaganda, humiliate religious values or attack personal rights. The report also lists cases opened...
  • Whispering the Truth in Obama's America

    05/22/2012 6:22:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-22-12 | Stella Paul
    The other day, I called a friend and interrupted her mid-cry. She'd just returned from putting her only son on a plane to China, where he was moving after giving up on getting a job here. The next day in the supermarket, I bumped into another friend, looking downcast. She told me her only son was planning his move to Hong Kong, after a fruitless year-long search for a job in the financial sector. "Obama's destroying the economy," she told me; then she looked nervously around at our hyper-Blue State neighbors. "I feel like I have to whisper, or they're...
  • Dissident makes plea to leave China [Obama Hates Blind Anti-Abortionists]

    05/03/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    abc.net ^ | 5/3/12
    The Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic storm has told the ABC he now believes he and his family are in danger in China and he wants the United States government to get him out of the country. That's despite a deal between Beijing and Washington under which he left the US embassy in Beijing last night in return for guarantees of his safety. But Chen Guangcheng, who's in hospital in Beijing, says he now knows more about the danger he faces in China.
  • Dissident makes plea to leave China [Obama Hates Blind Anti-Abortionists]

    05/03/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    abc.net ^ | 5/3/12
    The Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic storm has told the ABC he now believes he and his family are in danger in China and he wants the United States government to get him out of the country. That's despite a deal between Beijing and Washington under which he left the US embassy in Beijing last night in return for guarantees of his safety. But Chen Guangcheng, who's in hospital in Beijing, says he now knows more about the danger he faces in China.
  • Dissident makes plea to leave China [Obama Hates Blind Anti-Abortionists]

    05/03/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    abc.net ^ | 5/3/12
    The Chinese dissident at the centre of a diplomatic storm has told the ABC he now believes he and his family are in danger in China and he wants the United States government to get him out of the country. That's despite a deal between Beijing and Washington under which he left the US embassy in Beijing last night in return for guarantees of his safety. But Chen Guangcheng, who's in hospital in Beijing, says he now knows more about the danger he faces in China.
  • The Most Oppressive Tyranny

    04/24/2012 4:22:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A favorite quote from a great and brilliant man. Created for OMG! for America
  • Anti-Israel fly-in protest is a bust [message to Islamofascists/leftists "activists"]

    04/15/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT · by PRePublic
    IsraelToday ^ | April, 2012 | R. Jones
    israel today | Israel News | Anti-Israel fly-in protest is a bust - israel today Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Ryan Jones Israel was on alert Sunday for a planned mass fly-in protest, or "flytilla," by foreign anti-Israel activists protesting the Jewish state's control of Judea and Samaria, including the eastern half of Jerusalem. But by the end of the work day, a mere 27 activists had managed to land in Israel. They were quickly detained and deported. The stunt was largely thwarted by Israel loudly publicizing the fact that it would deny entry to the activists, insisting that they...
  • U.S. adds Vatican to money-laundering ‘concern’ list

    03/09/2012 3:26:47 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 9 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu Mar 8, 2012 | by Philip Pullella
    The Vatican has for the first time appeared on the State Department's list of money-laundering centers but the tiny city-state is not rated as a high-risk country. The 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report was made public on Wednesday and Washington's list of 190 countries classifies them in three categories: of primary concern, of concern and monitored. The Vatican is in the second category, grouped with 67 other nations including Poland, Egypt, Ireland, Hungary and Chile. It was added to the list because it was considered vulnerable to money-laundering and had recently established programs to prevent it, a State Department...
  • Over 9000 dead in Syria in 11 months: Syrian Opposition

    02/26/2012 10:22:37 AM PST · by Milagros · 27 replies
    IBNLive.com ^ | 02/24/12
    Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 08:10am IST Opposition groups in Syria claim over 100 people were killed on Thursday, taking to toll to over 9000 in the last 11 months.
  • Capitol Police Arrest Pro-Life Demonstrators Near White House

    02/18/2012 2:22:50 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    Six pro-life demonstrators were arrested for holding a prayer vigil on the sidewalk outside the White House earlier this week. All were released after paying a ransom of $100 apiece. One of the arrestees, Fr. Denis Wilde, the Associate Director of Priests for Life, pointed out the disparities between how his small protest was handled when compared to the police response to the Occupy Wall Street protest. “Occupy Wall Street protesters have been occupying federal property for months, but when we kneel in prayer, the police are called in and we are arrested,” Father Wilde complained. Spokesman for the Capitol...
  • Capitol Police Arrest Pro-Life Demonstrators Near White House

    02/18/2012 2:22:31 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    Six pro-life demonstrators were arrested for holding a prayer vigil on the sidewalk outside the White House earlier this week. All were released after paying a ransom of $100 apiece. One of the arrestees, Fr. Denis Wilde, the Associate Director of Priests for Life, pointed out the disparities between how his small protest was handled when compared to the police response to the Occupy Wall Street protest. “Occupy Wall Street protesters have been occupying federal property for months, but when we kneel in prayer, the police are called in and we are arrested,” Father Wilde complained. Spokesman for the Capitol...
  • Road not taken: the unrecognized harm of excessive regulation

    01/30/2012 6:29:25 PM PST · by Dysart
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 1-30-2012 | David Shaywitz
    The difficulty of creating new and better medicines has been the subject of extensive – at times excessive – soul searching, a process that’s intensified as high-profile patents expire, along with their associated revenue streams, traditionally relied upon to support future R&D. As a result, both biopharma companies and patients awaiting new treatments find themselves struggling for viable solutions. Predictably, industry (where I obviously reside) attributes excessive regulation, regulators say “don’t blame us,” and considered reporters and observers typically try to split the different – maybe everyone is a little bit at fault. The problem with this resolution is that...
  • Hawaii Bill Would Track of All Web Site Visits

    01/30/2012 11:16:54 AM PST · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jan 2012 | John Semmens
    Representative John Mizuno (D-Oahu) is sponsoring a bill that would require all web sites to keep records of who visits their sites. “The government has a right to know who is reading/viewing what,” Mizuno insisted. “A lot of the stuff on the Internet is not supportive of the government’s efforts to provide a safer and better life for the people. This could inspire mentally unbalanced persons to take dangerous actions that could interfere with these goals. We need to be able to spot this in advance if we are to avert an unwelcome turn of events.” The bill is opposed...
  • Saudi female driver defies ban, has fatal accident

    01/24/2012 1:52:32 PM PST · by bayouranger · 19 replies · 1+ views
    emirates247.com ^ | 1-23-12 | AFP
    A Saudi woman who defied a driving ban in the kingdom was injured and her companion killed when their car overturned in the northern Hael province, a police spokesman said on Monday. "One woman was immediately killed and her companion who was driving the car was hospitalised after she suffered several injuries" when their four-wheel-drive vehicle overturned late on Saturday, said police spokesman Abdulaziz al-Zunaidi. Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive.
  • IRAN: Next 24 hours critical to stop the execution of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

    09/28/2011 5:48:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    CSW is urgently calling for action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who faces execution anytime from Thursday onwards after refusing to renounce his faith. Pastor Nadarkhani is currently on trial in Rasht. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court.
  • No place for Human Rights, democracy or citizenship in Islam

    09/05/2011 3:07:18 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    voiceofthecopts.org ^ | Sept 5, 2011 | IOPHRI – Gates of Vienna
    Mesbah-Yazdi, the theoretician of violence, gave a new speech at the end of Ramadan (end of August) in which he criticized the opinion of those people who claim Islam is based on generosity and respect for Human Rights. In this speech he said: “Democracy, Human Rights and the rights of citizenship have no place in Islam.” He continued that there is no room for freedom of speech and thought in Islam, and that Islam is based on strictness and violence. Muslims and those who convert to the religion of Islam must only adhere to the opinions of the leader of...
  • Gore Calls for American “Arab Spring”

    08/08/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 August 2011 | John Semmens
    Former Vice-President Al Gore says he takes encouragement from the so-called “Arab Spring” protests against tyranny that have sprung up in the Muslim countries of the Middle East. “If young people can stand up against a government that shoots them down in the street, then I think there’s hope that the young people of America can rally against the oppressive and incompetent Obama Regime here,” Gore surmised. “I don’t believe that President Obama would dare call on troops to fire on American protestors. But even if he did the American people might finally get the message that they made a...
  • "Justice" Who are they kiding? Nothing changed in oppressive hypocritic [Arab-Muslim World] Egypt

    08/03/2011 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    Egypt sit-in despite concessions‎ BBC News - 12 Jul 2011 Protesters complain that nothing has changed, and believe the military rulers ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14128073 Daily Life in Egypt after the Revolution Remains the Same; but One ... 12 Jul 2011 - In terms of the everyday life of the people, nothing has changed in Egypt after the revolution... http://hetq.am/eng/news/2870/ Humbling of the pharoah | Anne Penketh | Independent The ... blogs.independent.co.uk [3 August, 2011] The received opinion in the West in recent days has been that nothing has changed in Egypt since the downfall of Mubarak... http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/08/03/the-humbling-of-the-pharoah/
  • Comparing President Obama to King George (An Oppressed America)

    07/28/2011 6:39:43 AM PDT · by casinva · 4 replies
    The Declaration of Independence ^ | July 4, 1776 | The Founding Fathers
    From The Declaration of Independence The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. (Excerpt) He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them....