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  • Health care law's massive, hidden tax change( 1099's)

    05/05/2010 5:11:07 PM PDT · by US_MilitaryRules · 28 replies · 1,300+ views
    NEW YORK ( -- An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork. Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.

    04/22/2010 10:44:50 PM PDT · by Milagros · 132+ views
    LEADING APARTHEID AND OPPRESSOR OF THE WORLD SETS UP "HUMAN RIGHTS" DIV. [OIC], LOL This BITTER JOKE is in the news: Major Muslim group sets up human rights division 22 Apr 2010 ... The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has announced it is setting up a special division that will deal with human rights. The regionalization of minority rights is most advanced within the West, in Europe and the Americas, By contrast, there is virtually no enthusiasm in Asia or the Arab/Muslim world to defelop regional norms on minortitiy rights. The whole issue remains essentially a taboo topic in...
  • Supreme Court could hear anti-gay flyer case (ordered to pay $17,500 for hurting feelings)

    04/20/2010 9:44:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 25 replies · 822+ views ^ | April 19, 2010 | Gens Hellquist
    The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has announced that it will be seeking leave to appeal the Bill Whatcott decision to the Supreme Court. In 2005, a Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Whatcott had violated the Saskatchewan Human Rights code and ordered him to pay $17,500 to the four people who had filed complaints to compensate for "loss of their dignity, self-respect and hurt feelings." The four complainants, Guy Taylor and James Komar of Saskatoon, and Kathy Hamre and Brendan Wallace of Regina, filed their complaints after receiving anti-gay flyers in their mailboxes or slipped under the door of...
  • Have you had IRS problems?

    04/07/2010 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Cowman · 15 replies · 821+ views
    Self | 07APR2010 | Self
    I posted a somewhat shorter version of this in a previous thread. I have been asked to expand it to a full post. Americans are now working their way through their tax forms and making valiant attempts to avoid using “colorful” language in reference to the tax people. For you this is a warning. If you have never had problems with the IRS you are very fortunate but rest assured you are in their crosshairs. The following is an experience I have had with the friendly, accessible government services that will be the template for the ever expanding O-care bureaucracy....
  • Chavez Critic to Face Prosecution

    03/22/2010 10:47:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 165+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 20 March 2010 | John Semmens
    Venezuela’s government is filing charges against regime critic former Governor Oswaldo Alvarez Paz. The move comes after Alvarez said on a television program that “the country has become a haven for drug trafficking.” For these remarks Alvarez is being charged with “spreading false information and publicly inciting disrespect for duly elected authorities.” The fact that Venezuela has no law, per se, against criticizing the government is not expected to deter Chavez from going after Alvarez. “The law cannot anticipate all contingencies,” Chavez explained. “Sometimes we discover that a wrong has been committed before we have made a law against it....
  • Beware the Fury of a Patient Man

    03/21/2010 9:07:13 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 24 replies · 589+ views ^ | 03-22-10 | stolinsky
    It is unwise to give people the idea that they have nothing to lose. Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Our politicians are failing that test shamefully, and it is up to us to send them the report card. We hope they will get the message from the 2010 and 2012 elections, so that my dream will remain only a dream, and not become a real nightmare when the patient people lose their patience.
  • Thugs in Washington

    03/15/2010 10:29:04 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 5 replies · 530+ views
    LifeSiteNews via CDS ^ | 3/12/2010 | Steve Jalsevac
    When human life is measured only by its cost, then you know there are wider and very concerning implications about what such people believe and will do. We are seeing the Obama Democrats come out these past few days revealing, more explicitly than ever before, their true nature of being political thugs. All stops are being pulled to ram their health care legislation through – no matter how much the American public opposes it, no matter how much they have to lie and trash the constitution and legislative traditions, and no matter how much they have to bribe or threaten...
  • Genocide Kings

    02/26/2010 12:03:25 PM PST · by TiffanyForFreeIran · 4 replies · 249+ views
    2/26/10 | Tiffany Faith Lane
    So here we are in 2010 with all these damned “Rights”. The problem with Rights for Terrorists is just tying our hands together against the Dictators and Genocide Kings of this planet. Genocide Kings – Like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who is allowed to hang, rape, imprison, torture, mutilate, and kill anyone who protests his Dictatorship. Anyone who dares to want to have freedom, right to bare arms, freedom of speech or choose their own religion is a Bad Outcast and must be killed or shut down. Excuse me; Mr. President; this is too much. We as a Free Nation Must care...
  • Incredible!! Iran To UN, "Our Human Rights Record is Great" Leftists Agree

    02/16/2010 5:41:27 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 154+ views
    The Lid/CNS NEWS ^ | 2/16/2010 | The Lid
    While Iran's regime bloodies its dissidents, hangs homosexuals, presses women, the nuclear weapons-loving mullahs are seeking a treat for themselves at the United Nations. Iran is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. And at the same time they are defending their own human rights record to the council. I am not sure what kind of rationale they can use (maybe Ahmadinejad can say he calls his mom every day), but in the end may not need it. The oppressive state got much support from some of its friends such as Nicaragua and Cuba. The events once...
  • No Valentine's: Saudi religious police see red

    02/15/2010 5:12:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 564+ views
    One News Now ^ | February 14, 2010 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has launched a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or otherwise allude to the banned celebration of Valentine's Day. A Saudi official says the feared religious police are inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them. Red-colored or heart-shaped items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb. 14 nears they become contraband in Saudi Arabia...
  • Haiti’s real crisis is poverty (Ya THINK?)

    01/22/2010 6:25:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 772+ views
    The DC ^ | January 21, 2010 | Ian Vasquez
    Haiti’s humanitarian disaster has rightfully elicited an outpouring of support from around the world. But the tragedy should also elicit outrage because the massive destruction, suffering and loss of life were largely avoidable. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods that have regularly afflicted Haiti, have plagued mankind throughout history. As the world has become wealthier, the ability to cope with such calamities has grown; annual deaths due to such disasters have declined by 96 percent since the 1920s. Economic growth has made it possible for countries around the world, increasingly including developing nations, to mitigate damage done by “acts...
  • How to get OUT from under the Oppression

    01/14/2010 10:56:41 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies · 642+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 01142010 | TDC
    I know this is easier said than done, however, it must be done if you want to get yourself out from under the Oppression. If you want to reduce your exposure to being forced to pay for programs that you feel are un-american and un-fair you must begin (if you have not already) to do the following.
  • Iran Says West Instigates Protests

    01/04/2010 11:42:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies · 222+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 2 January 2010 | John Semmens
    The Iranian Government’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ramin Mahmanparast, blamed recent street violence in his country on “Western instigators.” “The modern media allow our nation’s young people to be constantly exposed to the most vile influences of infidel culture on a daily basis,” Mahmanparast complained. “We cannot control what they see and hear. Anyone can turn on the Internet and have their minds polluted.” “Women are particularly vulnerable,” Mahmanparast contended. “Their naturally weaker minds are dazzled by the West’s material abundance and the elevated status enjoyed by females in that depraved culture. Devotion to God and family, obedience to their fathers...
  • Iran Accuses West of Instigating Violent Protests

    12/29/2009 10:28:53 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 7 replies · 486+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2009 | Associated Press
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday accused Western countries of fomenting deadly anti-government protests in the capital this week and said it was summoning Britain's ambassador to file a complaint. The comments by Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mahmanparast added to growing tensions between Iran and the West, which is threatening to impose tough new sanctions over Iran's suspect nuclear program and has criticized the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in Tehran. Iran has said as many as eight people were killed in Sunday's clashes in Tehran. There was no serious violence reported Tuesday, but opposition Web sites said several activists...
  • Congressman Wants Critic Jailed

    12/20/2009 9:55:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 30 replies · 1,329+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 19 December 2009 | John Semmens
    Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla) has filed a complaint with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that a pesky critic of his be prosecuted. The critic is one Angie Langley—originator of a web site called “” “It’s a sad day for America when a nobody like Ms. Langley can harass a member of congress with impunity,” Grayson complained. “People should be taught respect for those of us who govern them. We shouldn’t have to endure the kind of round-the-clock mockery being dished out by the people who live under us.” The basis for Grayson’s contention that Langley ought to go to...
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt among restrictive on religion - study

    12/17/2009 3:55:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 16 209 | Ed Stoddard
    DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt are among 10 mostly Muslim nations whose governments impose the most curbs on religion, according to a report on Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Afghanistan's government also ranked poorly, highlighting a potentially sensitive diplomatic flashpoint as President Barack Obama sends more U.S. troops to the Central Asian country to quell a growing insurgency. The Pew report says nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people who live in countries that have severe restrictions on religion.
  • China: Tibetan singer Tashi Dondrup arrested over 'subversive' CD

    12/07/2009 8:03:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 298+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12/04/09 | Jane Macartney
    December 4, 2009 Tibetan singer Tashi Dondrup arrested over 'subversive' CD Tashi Dondrup: CDs sold out quickly Jane Macartney in Beijing Chinese authorities have arrested a popular young Tibetan singer, accusing him of composing subversive songs. Tashi Dondrup was detained yesterday afternoon while in hiding in the western city of Xining, capital of Qinghai province, where he had taken refuge after the authorities banned his music. The 30-year-old professional singer released an album titled Torture without Trace last month, sources told The Times. It comprises 13 songs expressing nostalgia for the exiled Dalai Lama and remembering the crackdown that followed...
  • Highest Authority in N. Korea Authorizes Firing On All Citizens Attempting to Leave By China (VIDEO)

    12/05/2009 4:53:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 68 replies · 3,887+ views
    JNN News (Television) from Japan ^ | 6 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    This is a short video clip of the top news from the major Japanese JNN Network today. The link is to a Japanese news page on Yahoo!Japan; one just needs to click the arrow to stream the report.Before streaming, please note:-Not all PC/Mac systems can stream the video but most can.-The video may be up for only a few more hours. Then (usually) the links go down. Please see while you can.-You may need to have Microsoft Silverlight installed on your machine.The horrid news report about North Korea, in Japanese, is HERE.And HERE is a clip of what the...
  • Democrats Face Electoral Backlash After Health Care Vote, Top Republican Warns

    11/08/2009 5:15:52 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 29 replies · 1,915+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/08/2009 | AP/Fox News
    Democrats will pay at the polls for their vote in favor of a sweeping health care reform package Saturday night, a top House Republican warned, while Democrats cheered the bill's narrow approval as a historic achievement. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference, told "Fox News Sunday" that the vote proved Democrats have not listened to American concerns about over-spending, bailouts and government takeovers. "The message from last night is that the Democrats didn't get the message in August or last Tuesday," Pence said, referring to the town hall meetings over the summer where members of the...
  • Award-winning Cuban blogger says she was beaten, detained

    11/08/2009 12:11:30 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies · 573+ views
    AFP ^ | 7 Nov | Not given
    <p>HAVANA - Secret police agents abducted and beat award-winning blogger Yoani Sanchez, whose online reports chronicle the dark side of everyday life in communist Cuba, on her way to a march for non-violence, she said Saturday.</p> <p>Three agents in street clothes snatched her and friend Orlando Luis Pardo off the street in the Havana district of Vedado.</p>