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  • Congress and Concert Tickets (Vanity)

    09/14/2016 5:37:27 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 6 replies
    9/14/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    I saw a news item on the morning MSM news about the sale of concert tickets. It seems that scalpers buy up many of the tickets withing minutes of them going on sale. The proposed solution was for Congress to create a law concerning the sale of concert tickets. That was probably the dumbest idea that I've heard since the last Slow Joe speech. The most simple and effective solution is for the public not to buy the scalped tickets. A few concerts with no scalped ticket proceeds and they would be out of business. However, the scalpers are counting...
  • FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

    09/05/2016 4:06:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    NBC ^ | September 2, 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Say goodbye to those "antibacterial" soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they're safe. Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include triclosan and triclocarban. Soap manufacturers will have an extra year to negotiate over other, less commonly used ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride.
  • DOJ: Confederate-flag tattoo is 'evidence of racial animus'

    07/30/2016 7:00:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2016 | Smoking Gun
    In a hate crimes complaint, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified a criminal defendant's tattoo of the Confederate flag as "indicative of white supremacy," according to court records.
  • Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight (Privacy Alert)

    06/22/2016 10:24:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    The campaign against Rule 41 – which will give cops and Feds in America the power to hack people's computers around the world – has kicked up a gear. Leaders of the US House of Representatives and Senate got a letter today urging them to block the rule change before it becomes permanent in December. The proposed legislative tweak, quietly passed by an obscure committee and approved by the Supreme Court in April, would allow a US magistrate judge to grant law enforcement access to any stored data on a computer, phone, or any storage device around the world that...
  • Obama: Vietnam, Iraq wars were ‘overreach’ for U.S.

    06/02/2016 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    David Boyer ^ | 6/2/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama went after Donald Trump again Thursday, urging his audience at the Air Force Academy graduation to reject calls for isolationism. “There’s a debate going on in our country about our nation’s role in the world,” Mr. Obama told the new Air Force officers at Colorado Springs, Colorado. “America cannot shirk the mantle of leadership. We can’t be isolationist.” Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has been accused of isolationism for proposing to build a wall on the border with Mexico, among other reasons. He has rejected that criticism, saying he is focused on security, not isolationism. The
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms [Obama: EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL]

    05/13/2016 2:15:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 130 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/13/16
    The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue.
  • Gabby Giffords: Universal Background Checks Not Enough, Legalize Confiscation

    05/11/2016 10:42:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 9 — less than two years since universal background checks were hoisted onto the backs of law-abiding citizens in Washington state — Gabby Giffords was in the state campaigning for special protective orders that will allow firearm confiscation. The orders — “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” — would be similar to California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders, inasmuch as they would allow “family or household members” to petition a judge to order the temporary confiscation of firearms from another family member or person living in the household.
  • Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The West’s Largest Coal Plant

    05/04/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Joseph Hammond
    The Navajo residents of Page, Ariz., have gotten to the point where they openly worry their modest rush hour may end altogether. The rush hour consists of only a few hundred cars carrying 520 people out to the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), heading down a windy road to the coal-fired power plant, which is dramatically positioned on a ridge a mile from the shores of Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The Navajo coal plant’s lease is set to expire in 2019, pending complex negotiations aimed at extending operations until 2044. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
  • Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/03/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 3, 2016, 5:10 PM | BY Lachlan Markay
    Subpoena demands Exxon correspondence with Heritage, Cato, Mercatus, Hoover, and Reason, among others The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • New Jersey rejects request for dolphin necropsy results, citing "medical privacy"

    01/11/2016 6:36:30 PM PST · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    MuckRock ^ | January 11, 2016 | JPat Brown
    When a dolphin died in New Jersey's South River last year, Carly Sitrin wanted to know what killed it. So she filed a public record request to the NJ Department of Agriculture in order to get the necropsy results. The DOA finally responded last week with the weird decision to deny the release of the record on grounds of medical privacy. The response reads in part: "We are in receipt of your request for information (#W101407) under the auspices of the State’s Open Public Records Act (O.P.R.A.). Specifically, you requested any and all reports associated with the necropsy of the...
  • Bad Santa: John Doe prosecutor delivers letters to the people he spied on

    01/07/2016 1:35:36 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 1-6-16 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 315 of 314 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wis. - He walked into work Tuesday morning to find he had received an "unbelievable" notice. Opening the manila envelope, the Wisconsin conservative learned that government agents had secretly seized his emails - professional and personal - sent and received over a two-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2009. He found out he had, without his knowledge, been dragged into Wisconsin's notorious John Doe investigation, one of perhaps dozens of individuals who in recent days have received similar notices from former John Doe special prosecutor Francis D. Schmitz. Some, like...
  • Here Are Five Reasons You Should Side With The Hammond Family

    01/06/2016 1:30:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    You should have sympathy for the Hammond family. You should have sympathy for Steven and Dwight Hammond because they are, by all accounts, decent and generous community members attempting to survive as ranchers in the face of a massive federal bureaucracy violating their rights. Here's everything you need to know about the Hammond family and why they're now at the center of a national firestorm.
  • Greg Walden addresses U.S. House on situation in Harney County, OR, federal overreach in the West

    01/06/2016 1:02:11 PM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 | Greg Walden
    Congressman Greg Walden, the Rep for Harney County, addressing congress on the standoff. A good statement for all to hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx4ocLdWE90
  • Cruz/Sessions bill would stop sneaky Obama sabotage of skilled U.S. workers

    12/31/2015 8:29:03 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 56 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Heads-up, America.President Obama is dropping a New Year's Eve bomb on the nation's best and brightest workers.It was top-headlined on the Drudge Report late Wednesday night with a link to Neil Munro's report at Breitbart.com: New Year's Surprise: Obama Regulation To Give Work-Permits To Foreign College-Graduates As the nation prepares to ring in the New Year, President Barack Obama is preparing a colossal new executive action that could print-up work permits for a huge number of foreign white-collar graduates every year, above and beyond the levels set by Congress.This executive action, which directly bypasses Congressional lawmakers, is likely to reverberate...
  • Trump Threatens 35% Tax on Ford if Mexico Operations Expand

    12/26/2015 9:13:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 396 replies
    Mustang 360 ^ | 12/23/2015 | John Gilbert
    It was the Detroit News headline "Trump goes after Ford Motor Co." not how long Hillary went overtime in the restroom that got our attention. Donald Trump made a whistle stop outside Grand Rapids, Michigan to take aim at Ford’s plans to expand production in Mexico. Trump promised if elected he would threaten manufacturers with big tariffs on imports to discourage building manufacturing plants south of the border. Trump to Ford, "If you build that plant in Mexico, I’m going to charge you 35 percent on every car, truck part that you send into our country," he said. "Every single...
  • Ben Sasse to Senate colleagues: Will you oppose President Trump if he acts unilaterally?

    12/18/2015 8:05:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    For your Friday evening viewing pleasure, the third major speech he’s delivered in the last few months demanding more leadership from his colleagues. The first, in early November, was a general indictment of Senate dysfunction. The second, which came just last week, was a plea for clarity in the war on radical Islam, especially from Obama. This one is a hard knock on both parties for cowering as the executive branch gobbles up more and more of Congress’s prerogatives. And the hook, as any media-savvy pol nowadays would insist on, is Trump. That comes right at the beginning (transcript here);...
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 104 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • Use of e-cigarettes now banned in all national parks

    09/24/2015 7:07:34 AM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | September 23, 2015 - 10:57amUpdated September 23, 2015 - 11:26pm | By Faith Heaton Jolley
    The National Park Service announced Monday that the use of electronic cigarettes is now banned anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited in the national parks. Existing National Park Service policies regarding tobacco smoking were originally issued in 2003 and later revised in 2009, according to a National Park Service internal memo. The new policy was issued in an effort to "protect employees and park visitors from the health hazards and annoyances associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, commonly known as secondhand smoke, which is a known human carcinogen," the memo stated. The use of e-cigarettes will not be allowed in...
  • Bobby Jindal: ‘Let’s just get rid of the court’

    06/27/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 105 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/27/2015 | Adam Howard
    In the wake of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Republicans did not hold back their rage – but few politicians went as far as 2016 candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana Republican, who launched a longshot bid for the presidency last week, suggested that the 5-4 ruling, which made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation, was cause for disbanding the entire Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” Jindal said in a statement on Friday. “If we...
  • White House: We’re Not Indecisive – We’re Practicing “Strategic Patience”

    02/06/2015 7:38:25 PM PST · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-6-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Just when you thought you’d heard it all… The Obama White House insists they’re not indecisive or lazy- They’re practicing “Strategic Patience” by leading from behind. Via Ben ShapiroToday Strategic Patience brought us news of the death of American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller.More BS from the Worst President Ever.Foreign Policy reported: This story has been updated with details from the White House strategy document.Critics of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have for years assailed his administration for responding too slowly to crises ranging from Syria to Russia. In a far-reaching blueprint released Friday that outlines the administration’s worldview, the White...
  • Obama security agenda urges ‘strategic patience,’ drawing criticism amid ISIS threat

    02/06/2015 6:39:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | 2/6/15 | FoxNews/AP
    President Obama unveiled a national security strategy on Friday that called for "strategic patience" and warned against American "overreach" -- an approach that drew criticism as some lawmakers say the rising threat from the Islamic State demands a more urgent response. The 29-page document is meant to serve as a blueprint for Obama's final two years in office. The strategy cast the U.S. as an indispensable force in combating global challenges -- including terrorism, climate change and cyber threats.
  • Obama: US must resist urge to “overreach” abroad

    02/06/2015 8:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 10:45 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. must resist the urge to “overreach” when it comes to involvement in global crises. In a new document outlining his national security priorities, the president says the U.S. will always defend its interests and uphold commitments to partners and allies. But he also says the country cannot make decisions out of fear and should not rely solely on military power. …
  • Obama’s Executive Overreach at It Again: This Time, It’s ANWR

    02/01/2015 9:11:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/30/15 | IER
    On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will recommend to Congress that it should designate 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness.[i] When briefing the press about the plan, Presidential Advisor John Podesta said that regardless of the law and Congressional action, the administration was going to manage these 12 million acres as if it had been designated as wilderness by Congress. That means that ANWR will be unavailable to resource development. In 1980, Congress set aside some of the acreage in ANWR (the “1002 area,” comprising the Coastal Plain) for future consideration of oil...
  • This Snowstorm Fiasco OUGHT to be a Lesson to OPPOSE the Nanny State [Don't waste a crisis!]

    01/27/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    1/27/15 | sff
    Looking at the glorious NON-EVENT that was this BS blizzard, I ask that we conservatives teach our friends how to see the dangers of the nanny state. Think about it....media, politicians and "scientists" in the government all worked together to SHUT DOWN commerce, freedom of movement, etc. I know this would be easy to let them off the hook and say "Well, they did their best, better safe than sorry, etc." I think, however, that this splendidly demonstrates that these entities think of themselves as overlords who KNOW better than their citizenry how to conduct themselves in a potential crisis....
  • Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Rules on Mercury From Power Plants

    11/26/2014 2:53:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11-25-2014 | ADAM LIPTAK and CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a major challenge to the limits set by the Obama administration on emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. It is the latest effort by industry groups to roll back regulations that would reduce emissions like mercury, soot, sulfur, smog and carbon dioxide. The case also threatens to undermine one of the administration’s most significant victories and chip away at President Obama’s legacy. John Walke, a lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the regulation of mercury emissions that are at issue in the new case “the greatest...
  • Blame the victim? Federal officials rile health care workers with Ebola claims

    10/18/2014 4:34:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/14 | Barnini Chakraborty
    While federal and local officials rethink their Ebola containment strategy, they've also riled front-line health care workers by repeatedly pointing the finger at nurses as new infections surface. Most recently, federal sources even suggested the second Dallas nurse to test positive for the virus "lied" to the CDC about her symptoms.
  • U.S. Forest Service wants to charge $1,500 to take photos on federal wild lands

    09/24/2014 5:45:30 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    The U.S. Forest Service is finalizing plans to fine photographers who shoot on federal wild lands without a permit. Under the measure, still photography and commercial filming in Congress-designated wilderness areas would require a permit, and shoots would also have to be approved and meet certain criteria like not advertising any product or service and being educational. Permits would cost up to $1,500, even if someone was taking photos or video with their phone, and fines for shooting without a permit could be as high as $1,000, according to the Oregonian. A spokesman for the Forest Service did not immediately...
  • Justice Watch: Judge Zabel Perfect Fit For High-Profile Gay Marriage Ban Case

    07/26/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Business Review ^ | 2/21/14 | John Pacenti
    Attorneys familiar with the judge assigned to a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriages say she is perfectly suited for the controversial case challenging a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008.... Attorney Michael Gongora, the first openly gay member of the Miami Beach City Commission, said six couples challenging the state law on constitutional grounds could do far worse than Zabel on this hot-button issue. "Judge Zabel is a good judge for this case," said Gongora, a partner with Becker & Poliakoff in Coral Gables.
  • Another Florida judge rules against gay marriage ban

    07/26/2014 4:02:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/25/14 | Steve Rothaus
    For the second time in eight days, a South Florida circuit judge has declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.
  • EPA proposed new rule to garnish wages for non-tax debts

    07/19/2014 10:54:52 AM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 26 replies
    regulations.gov ^ | 7/19/2014 | The Bat Lady
    This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) For related information, Open Docket Folder Docket folder icon Action Proposed rule. Summary Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend EPA's claims collection standards to include administrative wage garnishment. This rule amends the EPA's debt collection regulations to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA). The proposed rule will allow the EPA to garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a...
  • EPA pulls back from plan to garnish paychecks

    07/16/2014 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Wahsington Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Environmental Protection Agency bowed to fierce criticism Wednesday and announced that it had hit the breaks on a fast-tracked plan to collect fines by garnishing paychecks of accused polluters. The agency, which has come under withering attacks from Republican lawmakers for attempting a “power grab,” said it still intended to pursue the new authority to garnish wages without a court order. But now it will follow a more typical and longer review process.
  • WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

    06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 57 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • GOP Begins To Fight Back Against Obama's Broad Executive Overreach

    03/19/2014 6:16:06 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18,2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Has President Obama's impunity come to an end? After five years of his flouting the letter and spirit of the law in an increasingly brazen fashion, congressional Republicans have been starting to ramp up their rhetoric about Obama's lawlessness, their most concerted effort on the issue to date. Several new reports from top Republicans underscore the breadth of Obama's executive overreach. Viewed comprehensively, it involves laws ranging from healthcare to immigration to privacy to technology to social issues to national security matters and more. Scandals like Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, NSA spying, CIA...
  • Uber-overreach! Mandatory state pre-marriage education classes on the horizon

    01/23/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 34 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 1-23-2013 | Janeen Capizola
    Put this in your pipe and smoke it Colorado, because you aren’t getting married without first attending state-mandated, premarital education classes – at least if the same voters who legalized weed will now allow in such a big-government proposal. According to the proposed initiative, which will require 86,105 signatures to place the issue on the November ballot, the Denver Post reported, first-time couples wanting to wed would be required to attend 10-hours of “marriage education,” second-time couples 20-hours, and if it’s your third trip down the proverbial aisle . . .
  • Dana Loesch On Mandatory Mental Exams For NY Public School Students

    01/18/2014 9:25:43 AM PST · by absentee · 47 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/18/2014 | Caleb Howe
    In New York, a bill has been proposed by Democrat Assemblywoman Margaret Markey that would require all public school students to undergo mental health exams, more than once, in order to attend. Loesch points out how this fits into a larger picture that is forming with Common Core requirements and various state legislatures across the country. Schools are collecting information such as parental political affiliations, firearm ownership, religious affiliations, and other forms of data mining. She also poses the important question of who would pay for this. Is it going to be yet another financial burden for low and middle...
  • California lawyers say Mississippi’s state flag must go

    01/03/2014 10:17:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Lawyers from California have cast accusatory eyes on Mississippi, declaring that the state’s Confederate symbol on its flag that’s flown at a Santa Ana display is racist and needs to go. The Orange County Bar Association has passed a resolution to remove the Mississippi flag from the Santa Ana civic center where it now hangs, along with the flags of all other states, The Los Angeles Times reported. Members of the group say the Confederate symbol is an outdated relic that represents racism and hatred, The Associated Press reported.
  • Schumer Calls for CFPB Probe of Target; Blumenthal Wants FTC Investigation of Credit Card Hacking

    12/24/2013 2:20:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/23/13
    Senators are going after Target in the wake of a massive hacking that compromised the credit card numbers of some 40 million customers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The numbers were swiped from U.S. stores and not from Target.com purchases, the retail giant said. There was no indication that PIN numbers on debit bank cards were compromised.
  • EPA to De Facto Ban All Construction of New Coal Power Plants

    09/12/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Katie Pavlich
    <p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose new rules next week banning the construction of new coal power plants in the United States that do not meet expensive new and ridiculous efficiency standards. The new standards will force power plants underground, literally.</p>
  • Feds forced churches to get baptism permits

    08/30/2013 5:01:59 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 20 replies
    Todd's Daily Dispatch/Fox News ^ | By Todd Starnes | Todd Starnes
    The National Park Service began enforcing a policy recently that required churches to obtain special use permits in order to baptize in public waters. As part of the same permit process, the NPS also mandated that churches give the Park Service 48 hours advance notice of pending baptisms. But as any Baptist or Pentecostal in good standing knows – that’s a problem. “If the Holy Spirit is working on Sunday morning, you’re going to baptize Sunday afternoon,” Dennis Purcell told The Salem News. “You may not know ahead of time.” Many Christians believe that the Bible commands new followers of...
  • Obmacare Funded IRS "Big Data" Project

    05/15/2013 4:59:34 PM PDT · by austinaero · 23 replies
    Chriss Street and Company Blog ^ | 05/15/13 | Chriss Street
    Obamacare Funded big IRS Data - By October 2010, the Internal Revenue Service had the capability to sift through emailing patterns associated with millions of individual internet addresses and have already established 32,000 categories of metadata and 1 million unique “attributes.” The IRS continues to collect tax data, but they also are now acquiring huge volumes of personal information on taxpayers’ digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records. Dean Silverman, who led the IBM zEnterprise™ 196 systems upgrade bragged: “Private industry would be envious if they knew...
  • Queen and Pope found guilty by International Court, 20 year sentences.

    03/02/2013 6:45:27 PM PST · by STD · 38 replies
    Dear Freepers, Once again the fools from Brussels are up to their old extortion practices. The Canadians people were taught in school that only the American people brutalized the hapless Natives. How could any of these charges be true? Canada had reservations and concentration camps for indian children; impossible rewrite of noble Canadian history. Queen and Pope found guilty by International Court, 20 year sentences. International Common Law Court of Justice./ GUILTY! Final Verdict is Rendered in First Common Law Court Case against the Vatican and Canada for Genocide Pope, Queen and Canadian Prime Minister found Guilty of Crimes against...
  • Napolitano: Watch for Obama to ban ammo by EO through EPA action

    02/12/2013 11:33:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 85 replies
    Fox News Channel (NO link) | 2/12/13
    Judge Napolitano on Fox: Watch for Obama in his SOTU message tonight to indicate he "can't wait" for Congress to act and thus will use EOs to circumvent the law. He will likely order the EPA to tax ammunition to pay for "the environmental damage and clean-up." In general, he believes Obama will bury Congress in a siege of EOs, knowing that Congress will not stop him. Only Congress can levy taxes, so this sets-up a fight between Obama and the so far eunich House, a fight he wants.
  • Clearwater considers 'sitting' ban to curb homeless

    07/17/2012 1:23:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 17, 2012 | TBO.com
    The Clearwater City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban sitting in some areas of the municipality to fight the growing homeless problem. . . The city said the idea came from a consultant who was hired to address how to handle the homeless. If the city passes the ordinance, anyone caught violating the law could face a $500 fine or up to 60 days in jail.
  • Executive Overreach

    06/15/2012 6:04:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/15/12 | John Yoo
    President Obama’s claim that he can refuse to deport 800,000 aliens here in the country illegally illustrates the unprecedented stretching of the Constitution and the rule of law. He is laying claim to presidential power that goes even beyond that claimed by the Bush administration, in which I served. There is a world of difference in refusing to enforce laws that violate the Constitution (Bush) and refusing to enforce laws because of disagreements over policy (Obama).
  • Inspection Service Authority; Seizure and Forfeiture

    02/27/2012 7:22:14 AM PST · by In Maryland
    The Federal Register ^ | Monday, February 27, 2012 | Postal Service
    "Although CAFRA [Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act] enacted a provision granting attorney fees to substantially prevailing parties in civil judicial forfeitures, the regulations make it clear that the Postal Service is not liable for attorney fees or costs in administrative forfeiture proceedings, even if the matter is referred to the U.S. Attorney and the U.S. Attorney declines to initiate a judicial forfeiture on the property." - page 11437
  • Excellent discussion - CSPAN2- O'care contraception mandate- 8:20pm ct

    02/09/2012 6:37:53 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    CSPAN2 ^ | 2-9-12
    CSPAN2 onlineQ&A coming up
  • Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

    08/26/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 26, 2011 | ERIC FELTEN
    Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle. It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife...
  • KNIGHT: Bureaucratic overreach not kids stuff

    06/25/2011 4:20:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | Robert Knight
    While 22-year-old Rory McIlroy was teeing up on June 16 during the first round of his historic victory at the U.S. Open, another drama was unfolding outside Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. A Montgomery County inspector busted some kids for running a lemonade stand at which they were setting aside half the proceeds for pediatric cancer victims. The charge? No permit. One of the dads involved got a $500 fine. After a TV station’s tape of the bust went viral, the county backed off, canceled the fine and let the kids set up on a side street. The children decided...