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  • Why the new DC sewage treatment plant that is "turning poop into power" is kind of a huge waste...

    10/08/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    From the Washington Post:The next time you flush in the nation’s capital, you might consider this: You — or, more precisely, whatever you have flushed — will help generate clean energy. D.C. Water, which also treats sewage from much of the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, recently became the first utility in North America to use a Norwegian thermal hydrolysis system to convert the sludge left over from treated sewage into electricity. Yes, to put it bluntly, the city’s sewage treatment plant is turning poop into power. It's actually a pretty interesting system, which you can see here.I'm reminded of...
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Court to rule on Congress’s power over courts

    10/01/2015 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | Oct. 1, 2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Taking on a new case that tests Congress’s power over the courts, but also gets into a sensitive question of U.S.-Iran dealings, the Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to review a legislative mandate on legal rights at issue in a case filed by victims of terrorism. The case filed by Iran’s central bank, Bank Markazi v. Peterson, was one of thirteen new cases that the Justices accepted for review in the new Term that formally opens next Monday. It is likely that the Court will hear oral arguments in the new cases in January and February.
  • The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity Down

    09/20/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    [Ulltra-left] Slate ^ | Sept. 18 2015 3:30 PM | Daniel Gross
    In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow. Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind turbines, producing tons of electricity at a time when comparatively little supply was needed. And then a very strange thing happened: The so-called spot price of electricity in Texas fell toward zero, hit zero, and...
  • The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left

    08/24/2015 1:30:24 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies ^ | 08/24/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In her essay For The New Intellectual, Ayn Rand warned that our society was fast approaching the precipice of moral, intellectual, and philosophical bankruptcy with only two paths left for Americans to follow: “they can evade the reality of their situation and act on a fanatic, blind, range-of-the-moment expediency — not daring to look ahead, wishing no one would name the truth, yet desperately hoping that something will save them somehow — or they can identify the situation, check their premises, discover their hidden assets and start rebuilding.” America, at present, is following the first course as our intellectual leadership...
  • Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor passes key equipment tests

    08/12/2015 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 14 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 8/12/2015 | Dave Flessner
    Nearly 43 years after construction began on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, the Unit 2 reactor at the Spring City, Tenn., plant is nearly ready to begin power production. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which has spent more than $6 billion on the 1,150-megawatt reactor during a series of starts and stops in construction since 1973, said Tuesday the unit is 99 percent complete and key operating systems have been tested and proven to be in good working order.
  • New design could finally help to bring fusion power closer to reality

    08/10/2015 1:53:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | by David L. Chandler & Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor. Thanks to powerful new magnet technology, the much smaller, less-expensive ARC reactor would deliver the same power output as a much larger reactor. Credit: the MIT ARC team ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away—and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be true: Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor—and it's one that might be realized...
  • Biden Poses With Sam Power, Who Called Hillary "Monster"

    08/04/2015 12:12:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 4, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Joe Biden, who is considering a run for president, posed today in front of reporters with Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Should Biden decide to run for president, he'd face Hillary Clinton, whom Power called a "monster" in the 2008 campaign.
  • ‘Switch to that unicorn power’: Obama to announce major escalation of ‘war on energy’

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass … It’s not like Americans weren’t warned. All in the name of fighting “climate change,” of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    08/02/2015 1:49:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming..... Obama, in a video posted to Facebook, said the limits were backed up by decades of data and facts showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating health problems like asthma."Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Obama said. "Not anymore."In his initial proposal, Obama had...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • America's Political Elites Do as They Damn Well Please

    07/02/2015 6:52:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | Matt Towery
    We have a royal class in America. They are those who trot around as if they were billionaires, with security, administrative staffs, special meals, wonderful trips -- and unspoken disdain for the rest of us. They are the growing number of elected officials, from the local level all the way up to the White House, who we first elected when they were "humble citizens" asking for our votes. Add to that many of the bureaucrats who fill local, state and federal governments. Trust me, this concept of a "political elite" is not only alive, it is in full bloom. Between...
  • A Lefty Explains What the Election Is All About

    10/25/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left: “The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire...
  • Barack Obama Dreams Of Running For President Again – Declares Himself “Fearless”

    06/23/2015 1:45:20 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 87 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 22, 2015 | DCWhispers
    During a radio interview that had him declaring the United States as racist and using the N-word to emphasize his point, Barack Obama made some other remarks that have gone largely unnoticed by the Mainstream Media that offer further and troubling insight into a man seemingly obsessed with the belief he should remain the center of the known political universe… During that same already infamous interview, the president indicated his belief that he would be an even better presidential candidate if he was running again for a third term because, “I know what I’m doing and I’m fearless.” Self-declared as...
  • Sessions: TPP ‘Nascent European Union,’ TPA ‘Surrender’ of Congressional Power

    06/23/2015 6:11:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/22/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions declared TPA’s “entire purpose” is “for Congress to surrender its power to the executive branch” and said TPP was a “nascent European Union” in a speech on the Senate floor Monday. Sessions wondered, “Why do we have to create a transnational union, an institution that has the power, as I will explain, to impact the laws of the United States of America? It’s not necessary.” He added, “It [TPP] will be a living agreement, and that means that the entity itself, the commission, will then be entitled to make it say different things, eliminate provisions it...
  • House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays

    06/04/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Ritter / AP ^ | June 2, 2015 | MATTHEW DALY
    Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya
  • Vanity: Anybody with Experience with Subaru Powered 3100 PSI/2.4 GPM PowerStroke Pressure Washer

    05/07/2015 8:08:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 7, 2015 | Me
    Costco has a new PowerStroke pressure washer powered by a Subaru engine with 3100 PSI and 2.4 GPM. It will be on sale starting today for $269, $30 discount. I was thinking of buying it instead of paying someone to power wash the house, a 2 story home. Is such a machine suitable for power washing a house? Thanks for any feedback.
  • Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It?

    11/04/2014 7:21:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-04-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It? By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a story of St. Paul’s arrest, beating, and imprisonment at Philippi that serves as a kind of metaphor for the radical nature of true Christianity and why it so perturbs many in this world. The Christian faith, its message, and the transformation it can effect can be very unsettling to a world that figuratively and literally “banks on” sin. Let’s consider this lesser- known story of Paul and see what it ought to mean for us if we take the Christian...
  • Why States Should Boycott the Federal Clean Power Plan

    04/22/2015 7:26:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 21, 2015 | KENNETH C. HILL
    Better for states not to comply with the EPA’s plans than to go along and absolve the feds of accountability for the mess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) set off a firestorm recently when he advised states not to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Yet that advice isn’t as radical as his detractors make it sound. As a state public utilities commissioner who deals with the effects of federal regulations on a regular basis, I also recommend that states not comply. ... While the short-term effects may be painful, the long-term consequences of submitting...
  • GOP calls for temporary halt to EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    04/14/2015 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/14/15 | Ben Wolfgang
    Republicans’ latest attempt to slow the Obama administration’s climate change agenda calls for new regulations to be halted until all legal challenges are settled — an argument similar to the one President Obama has used when blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun work on legislation that would temporarily stop implementation of the administration’s Clean Power Plan, designed to force states to dramatically cut carbon pollution. The pollution reductions envisioned by the Environmental Protection Agency could only be achieved by addressing emissions from power plants, particularly coal-fired facilities. More than a dozen states,...
  • Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Power

    04/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2015-04-13 | Donald Kendal
    The proliferation of renewable energy will never please environmentalists. In fact, the more efficient and inexpensive energies like solar and wind become, the more environmentalists will fear and eventually hate them.Currently, arguments against renewable energy are based on the accurate claim they are too inefficient to become widespread. The technology behind solar and wind power are just not where they need to be to justify widespread use. In October 2014, data revealed the massive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert fell well short of its anticipated output. During an eight-month period in 2013, the solar plant...

    04/07/2015 2:23:51 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 298 replies ^ | April 07, 2015 | DRUDGE
    Russian hackers who got into the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, U.S. officials say.
  • Power Outage in DC

    04/07/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    Foxnews is reporting power is out all over the US Capital.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: Hillary Clinton’s strength ‘clearly’ foreign policy

    04/01/2015 6:52:00 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 34 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | April 1, 1015 | Mary O'Leary
    “The world is a mess, and while there is no simple pill America can administer to fix things, what we know is that there is significant room for progressives to articulate a foreign policy vision that is truly our own,” Murphy wrote in his op-ed article. A practical outcome, he wrote, could be the transfer of some resources now devoted to military expenditures, to diplomatic and foreign aid “so that our global anti-poverty budget, not our military budget, equals that of the other world powers combined.” ... Murphy said Clinton’s “strength is clearly going to be her experience on foreign...
  • Pew poll: Heavy majority thinks Congress,

    03/30/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | March 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A heavy majority, but maybe not heavy enough. If McConnell can’t muster more than 62 votes in the Senate to override an Obama veto of whatever Congress chooses passes. we’ll be stuck with this Iran sh*tburger until January 2017 at the earliest. And probably much longer than that, if we’re being honest. Nice to see President Overreach get a rebuke in the polls, though. Which is different from expecting any sort of meaningful public backlash if he makes a deal over Congress’s objections.At first glance that looks like a neatly consistent result. Americans favor giving their representatives the final say...
  • Whistle-blower: State Dept. Employees Who Don’t Sign Separation Agreement Face ‘Dire Consequences’

    03/22/2015 9:17:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 03/22/2015 | Chris Enloe
    According to the Daily Caller, not signing the “formal separation agreement” (OF-109) upon departing employment at the State Department can have “dire consequences.”These comments come from well known State Department security agent and whistle-blower, Richard Higbie: “Ramifications for lower-level State Department employees include the withholding of retirement benefits and possible investigations conducted by the agency into why employees declined to sign the form, whistle-blower Richard Higbie says.” Per the State Department’s own rules, employees leaving the agency must sign the OF-109 document, certifying that turned over any and all documents in their possession related to any State Department business.If what...
  • Netanyahu to masses in Tel Aviv: There's a great danger that a left-wing gov't will come into power

    03/15/2015 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 3/15/15 | staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a crowd of tens of thousands of people at a rally in support of right-wing parties at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Sunday. Netanyahu claimed that "a massive fortune" of foreign money had flowed into Israel from abroad from organizations dedicated to removing him from power. He said that, because of this, currently, the Right does not have enough votes to put together a strong governing coalition, but that closing the gap with the Zionist Union is achievable. "If we don't close the gap, there is a danger that a left-wing government will come into...
  • Flashback: Samantha Power Suggests U.S. Invade Israel to Impose Peace

    03/01/2015 4:18:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media, ^ | 3/1/15 | Rick Moran
    The report that President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets attacking Iran may or may not be true. But the fact is, the president has surrounded himself with people who have no love for the Jewish state. And the idea of the president attacking an ally is a plausible scenario. One of his closest advisors, Samantha Power, actually suggested back in 2002 that the U.S. invade Israel to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I had forgotten how truly radical Samantha Powers is. Her casual mentions of “human rights abuses” and “genocide” mark her as an anti-Israel zealot.
  • Europe's Solar Power Industry Braces For Solar Eclipse

    03/01/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    On the morning of March 20, 2015, a solar eclipse will pass over all of Europe, visible from Turkey to Greenland. A decade ago, that probably wouldn't have mattered to anyone except people who love astronomy (and all the schoolchildren building pinhole cameras to observe the sun.) But now, three percent of Europe's electricity grid comes from solar power, making the March event a proving ground for this renewable energy technology. In the span of two hours, 35,000 megawatts of electricity will fade from the grid, and then return. To put that in perspective, a typical coal plant in the...
  • Scriptures that promise an outpouring of God's Spirit

    02/16/2015 8:22:19 AM PST · by Hiskid · 22 replies
    2/16/15 | Hiskid
    I would like to collect some scriptures for the purpose of prayer that promise God's outpouring. Can you help? Here are some; Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. (Hosea 6:3) Isaiah 64:1, 2: Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence— As fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil— To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the...
  • South African Electricity Supply Infrastructure Crumbles...

    02/09/2015 5:40:41 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 23 replies
    The New Observer ^ | FEBRUARY 4, 2015 | TNO STAFF— IN AFRICA
    Only sixteen percent of blacks in the sprawling South African township of Soweto, Johannesburg, pay for their electricity, while South Africa’s electricity supply infrastructure is rapidly crumbling due to incompetent Third World management and lack of maintenance. The situation is so dire that local media have now reported that the government has been briefed on emergency measures in the event of a total national electricity blackout. The extent of the problem was graphically revealed when late last year, shock photographs—taken in secret by one of the employees of the state-run Electricity Supply Commission (Eskom)—were leaked of one of the country’s...

    02/08/2015 7:14:43 AM PST · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    Church of St. Michael ^ | February 8, 2015 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    “Says who?” That challenge to authority is not confined to adolescents. It is a valid question, provided one wants a legitimate answer. The right use of authority is a staple of civilized order, and its abuse is the engine of the worst civil crimes. That is why our government has a system of checks and balances. The source of Christ’s authority was the big question when he healed and forgave sins. He taught “as one with authority and not as the scribes.” When accused of using Satan as the source of his authority over evil spirits, he replied that a...
  • Court battle set for Obama climate rule (twelve states - power plants)

    01/27/2015 3:36:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in a pair of cases challenging the Obama administration’s climate rule proposal for power plants. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that it will hear oral arguments from the various sides in the cases on the morning of April 16. Twelve states, led by West Virginia, along with coal mining company Murray Energy Corp., filed separate lawsuits last year asking the court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. In briefs...
  • Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at

    01/22/2015 5:49:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Thank you, and thank you, everybody, for being here. Let me thank you, Ambassador Winid, and the Polish Mission to the United Nations for organizing this important event and for bringing together such a diverse group of speakers to grapple with a question that we cannot ask too often: Why have we failed in preventing genocide? And, how can we do better? The exhibit that opens today in conjunction with this event, of art made in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps, is testament to why this is such a resonant issue for Poland and for all countries. And we...
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

    01/22/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elana Schor and Darren Goode
    The GOP accepts the notion of climate change - but not the way Democrats wanted them to.Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planet’s climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity. In a complicated maneuver that was the first politically perilous test for Senate Republicans, the new majority party split up the votes that Democrats had hoped would force the GOP into an awkward roll call on whether they believed in the science behind climate change — just hours after President Barack Obama slammed Republicans in his...
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Facebook Post Of Today After Vote on Speaker

    01/06/2015 12:58:40 PM PST · by Bronzewound · 56 replies
    Facebook ^ | Dec. 6, 2015 | Marsha Blackburn
    During the last Congress, I led the fight in the House to pass conservative bills that offered real solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. Now we have a Republican Senate to join us in this endeavor. Conservatives have a real opportunity here to affect change in Washington. But in order to do so we must now be united in the fight against Barack Obama and his failed policies. When we met as a conference on November 13th, Republicans nominated John Boehner as their candidate for Speaker of the House. No one ran against him for the position...
  • Conservatives in the House Have Only a Veto Power [use it]

    01/05/2015 2:42:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    ".....What conservatives need to understand is that they do not have the power to get their guy elected Speaker. Conservatives now only have the veto power, which is powerful in and of itself. Conservatives can block anyone from being Speaker. They can work together to ensure someone more favorable to themselves is elected, but they themselves cannot pick that person. 29 votes for someone other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A can keep Boehner from being Speaker. The odds are that the person the conservatives vote for initially would never become Speaker. Conservatives in the House need to understand that if...
  • Washington Power Is Flowing Away

    12/26/2014 4:17:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | December 26, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Too much power being grabbed by Washington -- Obamacare, environmental regulations, education standards. That's a constant complaint of conservatives not only during Barack Obama's presidency but during George W. Bush's as well. But power is also flowing out of Washington, largely unnoticed, and back to the states and localities. You can see that if you look at transportation policy, which is following the same path as the little remembered federal revenue sharing program enacted in the Nixon years and phased out during the Reagan presidency. Federal transportation spending has an even longer pedigree, dating from the Federal-Aid Highway Act signed...
  • Diane Feinstein Is Just Another Pig At The trough in D.c. Power & Money

    12/15/2014 6:58:59 PM PST · by Stayfree · 5 replies
    Stayfree | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    This pig and her pig husband have made millions self-dealing with the federal government without proper bidding, and she uses her position of power to try and denigrate the Republicans and Bush with the release of this B.S. report about illegal interrogation methods. This is not a patriot, this is a pig trying to destroy her opposition while she feeds at the trough...disgusting to say the least and illegal at the worst. We need to clean house quick or people like her will destroy our country right before our eyes just like Obama is doing.
  • Federalist Papers, Hamilton No 75.

    12/06/2014 3:31:08 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 15 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | March 26, 1788 | Alexander Hamilton
    However proper or safe it may be in Governments, where the Executive Magistrate is an hereditary monarch, to commit to him the entire power of making treaties, it would be utterly unsafe and improper to intrust that power to an elective Magistrate of four years' duration. It has been remarked, upon another occasion, and the remark is unquestionably just, that an hereditary monarch, though often the oppressor of his People, has personally too much stake in the Government, to be in any material danger of being corrupted by foreign powers. But a man raised from the station of a private...
  • Hobbit Author J.R.R. Tolkien's Anti-Socialist, Pro-Liberty Message

    12/05/2014 6:46:13 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    CNS ^ | December 4, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    J.R.R. Tolkien, the British author best known for The Hobbit and his epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, was an astute critic of socialism and utopianism and a passionate defender of liberty, says Jay Richards, co-author of The Hobbit Party, which he calls “a study of the political and economic implications of Tolkien’s thought.” “Certainly anyone that’s seen The Lord of the Rings, for instance, at the movies knows that he was deeply concerned about the dangers and the temptations of absolute power. "The symbol of the one ring, of course. It’s not just a symbol of the sort...
  • Don’t Let Lame Ducks Spend Your Money

    11/19/2014 2:49:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-19-14 | Betsy McCaughey
    On November 4, voters fired the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, replacing it with a GOP majority that campaigned against Obamacare and big spending. But the Democrats who lost are still running the show. These lame ducks lack the moral authority to govern. They shouldn’t be allowed to do any more than the bare minimum to keep government operating until January, when the new Congress meets. Allowing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ram through an omnibus spending bill for the coming year, or make other key decisions, would be like letting your ex-spouse keep using your checkbook. One...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Would Be Wonderful' to Give Obama 'All the Power He Needs'

    10/10/2014 2:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    CNS News / The Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    Gwyneth Paltrow has won numerous awards for her acting, but speaking apparently came with some difficulty Thursday with President Barack Obama standing beside her. "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly," the actress, singer and food writer gushed after introducing Obama to several hundred supporters seated on white fold-out chairs in the lush backyard of her home in the movie star haven of Brentwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles....
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Liberals Want to Throw Us All In Jail. Or Worse.

    09/22/2014 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Poerline ^ | 9/22/14 | John Hinderaker
    The totalitarian impulse is all too familiar: since I represent Progress (and, of course, everyone who acts in the political realm fervently believes that he represents Progress) those who stand in my way are retrograde–evil, really–forces, that belong in the dustbin of history. Therefore, I might have to lock them up or kill them to ensure that Progress prevails. Until recently, the totalitarian impulse has been blessedly absent from American politics. Now, however, the American left has caught the totalitarian bug that infected Lenin, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, and so many others. A case in point:...
  • The White House Has Proved Itself A Criminal Enterprise & Needs To Be Removed From Power

    09/03/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 108 replies
    Obama and the other White House Commies have now exposed themselves for what they are...a bunch of Marxists who hate Americans and their ideals. These are idealogs of the worst sort who value nothing but their own careers paid for by the people. Bloodsuckers living off the fat of the land through taxes, campaign contributions extorted by over regulation threats, etc. The founding fathers would be puking their guts out watching Obama and his scum destroy the country that our founding fathers gave of their lives and fortunes to foster.............
  • FL:Legaly Blind, Homeowner Shoots Intruder who Cut Power

    08/28/2014 9:47:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Melchisedec Williams is 50 years old and legally blind.  He has no sight in his right eye, and only minor vision in his left, because of Glaucoma.  He took in his 15 year old nephew to try to help straighten the boy out after he got into trouble at his mother's house.   The nephew disappeared a week ago.  He was arrested last Sunday on a separate charge, the family reports.  From Melchisedec Williams was woken up on Sunday night when he heard a crash and stomping. The 50-year-old man grabbed his gun, Tampa police said. The intruder, armed with only...
  • Renewable Energy: Pee Power. Going to the loo can recharge a smartphone

    08/06/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/05/2014
    “URINE and faeces to you”, explains a dodgy sewer-manager in one of Reginald Hill’s crime novels, “is bread and butter to me.” And he is not the only one. The BioEnergy Team, led by Ioannis Ieropoulos of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in Britain, are hoping to profit from working with the stuff too. They have developed a new technique to turn urine into electrical power—or “urine-tricity” as they call it. People around the world produce an estimated 6.4 trillion litres of urine every year. BRL, a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of...
  • Michael Savage: 'Muslim Sisterhood' Runs White House

    07/29/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 29, 2014
    President Obama appears reticent to help Israel stamp out Hamas once and for all because his administration is being run by a “Muslim Sisterhood,” nationally syndicated talk-host Michael Savage told his listeners.""With the likes of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, U.N. Ambassador Stephanie Power and National Security Adviser Susan Rice guiding Obama’s foreign policy, America appears to be siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement founded in Egypt in 1928 that seeks to bring the world under Islamic law and has spun off violent jihadist groups such as al-Qaida and Hamas.It was the Muslim Brotherhood that governed Egypt in the wake of...