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  • Obama Instructs Federal Workers To ‘Make Life As Difficult For Americans As They Can’

    10/04/2013 5:24:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-4-2013 | Andrea Ryan
    Our President has no morals. With great ease, Obama and his Democratic minions are issuing orders to their public worker soldiers to make the lives of every American as torturously difficult as possible…to score cheap political points against the GOP “faction.” A Park Service ranger spoke out against what he called “disgusting” tactics. “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” Via Drudge, The Washington Times reports, The games politicians play: Barack Obama...
  • Populist Winds Blowing

    10/07/2011 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 5 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/7/11 | Noman
    Senators--mostly Democratic, but not exclusively--are incensed at China's artificially low currency, which reduces the value of its exports to the US, and increases American firms' propensity to source overseas. Taken as an isolated phenomenon, this costs the US manufacturing jobs. Critics of China specifically, and global sourcing generally, are reluctant to recognize the domestic benefits flowing from outsourcing, e.g., lower domestic consumer prices; money flowing to more efficient and competitively advantageous domestic uses thereby creating jobs in new growth industries. Neither do they care that a stronger Chinese Yuan will merely shift the venue of sourcing, not its incidence. The...
  • Whipping China Won't Stop the Bleeding

    09/30/2011 10:21:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | Bill Tatro
    It was just a matter of time before history once again repeats itself. I am referring to the joint press conference held by Senator Jeff Sessions, R. Atlanta, and Senator Charles Schumer, D. New York. Since the President's jobs program is a non-starter for both Republicans and Democrats it was only logical that both parties needed something to not only show the electorate that jobs were paramount but also to show that both parties could and would be bi-partisan. Who to make the whipping boy for both parties? None other than China. Then, with the blessing of Senator Harry Reed,...
  • Ayalon: Punish PA

    09/20/2011 11:19:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/11
    If the Palestinian Authority seeks UN recognition as a state while ignoring requests to negotiate with Israel, Israeli leaders should take retaliatory steps, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Wednesday. Ayalon suggested annexing major Israeli settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria as one such step. Israel should also weigh officially canceling the Oslo Accords, he said. Earlier in the day Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that if he does not take some steps to punish PA leaders for the unilateral move, his coalition may fall apart.
  • South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North

    05/27/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 112 replies · 3,472+ views
    South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North Friday, May 28, 2010 By Iftikhar Gilani PANMUNJEOM: An eerie tension is building up on the border between South and North Koreas as the South is amassing troops to take punitive action against the communist North. The tension is also threatening future of Kaeseong, a joint industrial zone, which has often been touted as a model for Pakistan and India to build cooperative relationship along the Line of Control (LoC). The tension runs high after a North Korean submarine torpedoed a 1,200-tonne South Korean ship, killing over 50 sailors. It...
  • Punishing Success

    03/31/2010 7:03:34 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-31-10 | Stoutcat
    I don’t believe that any company is “too big to fail.” If a company has adhered to risky business practices, and the risks fail, then I think the company should be allowed to fail. I’d far rather have seen our government make it a bit easier for small and mid-sized businesses in this country to stay afloat, rather than shell out tens and hundreds of billions of TARP dollars on the likes of AIG, CitiGroup, Wells Fargo, and the likes. That said, however, I definitely don’t think the United States government should be meddling in the financial affairs of businesses...
  • GOP Seeks to Punish Democratic Lawmaker for 'Die Quickly' Comment

    09/30/2009 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 757+ views
    Fox ^ | 9/30/09 | staff
    Republicans are likening Rep. Alan Grayson's remark to Rep. Joe Wilson's widely criticized shout of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress earlier this month. Taking a page from Democrats who disciplined Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson earlier this month, Republicans are seeking their own pound of flesh from a Democratic congressman who said Tuesday that the GOP wants Americans to "die quickly"
  • Resist The Urge To Punish Success ( RE: Goldman Sachs)

    07/20/2009 12:21:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 83 replies · 881+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2009 | Mark Gimein
    Money can't buy love? For proof, look no further than Goldman Sachs. Last week, the firm reported a spectacular quarterly profit -- close to $3.5 billion for the bank and about $385,000 in compensation for each employee for the first half of the year -- and right on cue, the braying began for the heads of the Goldmanites. Earlier this month, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, in a comprehensive exercise in conspiracy mongering, primed the pump of outrage with his article "The Great American Bubble Machine." Now a chorus of supporters has chimed in, shocked that in a recession the evil...
  • Swiss party wants to punish U.S. for UBS probe

    02/21/2009 7:38:15 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies · 975+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Feb 21, 2009 | Reuters
    ZURICH, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) called on Saturday for retaliation against the United States over a U.S. tax probe into the country's biggest bank UBS that threatens prized banking secrecy. The populist SVP, the country's biggest party, said Switzerland should not take in any detainees from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, which the Swiss government said last month it could consider to help shut the camp down.
  • Congress penalizes U.S. troops, legal U.S. residents in attempt to punish illegal immigrants

    05/07/2008 8:02:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 39+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/7/08 | Ken McLaughlin
    When Congress passed an economic-stimulus package giving hefty rebates to most taxpayers, it tried to make sure that illegal immigrants didn't get any of the cash. But in doing so lawmakers inadvertently penalized hundreds of thousands of legal U.S. residents - and tens of thousands of U.S. troops stationed overseas - simply because their spouses lack a Social Security number. --snip-- Because illegal immigrants don't have Social Security numbers and instead routinely use "tax identification numbers," Congress banned rebates for taxpayers who use the IRS-issued numbers. If a married couple files jointly and one spouse doesn't have a Social Security...
  • “Punish Sacramento” (Schwarzenegger and more hot air)

    03/17/2008 1:35:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 378+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/17/08 | John Myers
    Governor Schwarzenegger kicked off his latest road show this morning in Fresno, talking budget reform and striking a curious balance between defending elected officials and criticizing them. The governor’s event with Fresno Mayor Alan Autry and others had a familiar theme. Armed with his now infamous budget charts showing the imbalance between state expenditures and revenue, Schwarzenegger promised a new push this year for a constitutional amendment to change the budget system. That proposal was hinted at in his State of the State speech two months ago but remains more concept than concrete. What we do know is that it...
  • 'Al-Qa'eda Will Punish UK For Rushdie Award'

    07/10/2007 3:01:41 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 861+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007 | Philip Johnston
    'Al-Qa'eda will punish UK for Rushdie award' By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor. Last Updated: 7:57pm BST 10/07/2007 Osama bin Laden’s second in command has issued a warning that Britain faces fresh terror attacks as a "punishment" for the knighthood bestowed on Salman Rushdie. Ayman al-Zawahiri helped mastermind the September 11 attacks in the US The threat - addressed directly to Gordon Brown - came in a 20-minute audio-tape posted on jihadi websites by Ayman al-Zawahiri. He threatened "a very precise response" in retaliation against Britain for having knighted the controversial novelist in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last month. Intelligence...
  • UN Must Punish Groups Using Child Soldiers -- Annan

    02/09/2005 10:18:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 417+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/05 | Irwin Arieff
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Governments and rebel groups found to be forcing children into combat or sexual slavery should be punished if they fail to stem the abuses, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) said on Wednesday. The U.N. Security Council should hit the responsible individuals with targeted measures such as travel limits, arms embargoes, a cutoff of military aid or restrictions on their finances, Annan said in a new report on child soldiers. Certain abuses should be given priority attention, including killing or maiming children, recruiting or using them as soldiers, attacking schools or hospitals, rape and...
  • U.S. Is Punishing 8 Chinese Firms for Aiding Iran

    01/17/2005 9:58:44 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 14 replies · 430+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 - The Bush administration imposed penalties this month against some of China's largest companies for aiding Iran's efforts to improve its ballistic missiles. The move is part of an effort by the White House and American intelligence agencies to identify and slow important elements of Iran's weapons programs.
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Jury Recommends Execution for Peterson

    12/13/2004 3:59:13 PM PST · by No Surrender Monkey · 50 replies · 2,355+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Dec 13, 2004 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A jury decided Monday that Scott Peterson (news - web sites) should be executed for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, whose Christmas Eve disappearance two years ago was the opening act in a legal drama that captivated the nation. A cheer went up outside the courtroom as the jury announced its decision after 11 1/2 hours of deliberations over three days. The jury had two options in deciding the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman's fate: life in prison without parole or death by injection. Peterson clenched his jaw when the verdict was read and leaned over to...
  • Peterson decision at 1:30 PST! (Decision is in-Sentence is DEATH)

    12/13/2004 11:38:45 AM PST · by kcvl · 536 replies · 35,818+ views
    Fox News...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • ZOT!!! tolerance in Islam:Marmaduke Pickthall ("what the hell is a zot?", answered)

    02/07/2004 8:14:41 AM PST · by goldman24k · 94 replies · 557+ views
    muslimsofcanada ^ | 2/7/04 | goldman24k
    from his lecture given in 1927 One of the commonest charges brought against Islam historically, and as a religion, by Western writers is that it is intolerant. This is turning the tables with a vengeance when one remembers various facts: One remembers that not a Muslim is left alive in Spain or Sicily or Apulia. One remembers that not a Muslim was left alive and not a mosque left standing in Greece after the great rebellion in l821. One remembers how the Muslims of the Balkan peninsula, once the majority, have been systematically reduced with the approval of the whole...
  • why is my post being reviewd!? WHATS THE DELAY!? ZOT ME NOW!!!!!!

    02/07/2004 8:28:52 AM PST · by goldman24k · 49 replies · 353+ views
    goldman24k, as told to Reddy Kilozot | 2/07/04 | goldman24k
    <p>So... Why may I ask am I being delayed here! look. Just go to the stinking webpage and givem hell. Thats all I ask. AInt nothing illegal, pornographic or racist going on.</p>
  • Punish drunks who kill at the wheel

    12/01/2003 10:11:54 AM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 203+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 01 2003
    In case after tragic case, the Daily News has spotlighted how New York lets negligent drivers go unpunished after they take lives. Turning a car into a deadly weapon does not in most cases amount to a hill of legal beans. The fault rests with the state's penal law and how the courts have come to interpret it over time. Prosecutors cannot convict a driver of criminally negligent homicide or manslaughter without proving that the driver had committed at least two serious traffic violations, such as both speeding and running a red light. Almost always, this so-called rule of two...
  • 3rd Circuit: N.J. school can punish boy for playtime threat(zero tolerance MEGA barf alert)

    06/23/2003 12:37:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 317+ views
    freedom forum ^ | 6.23.03 | associated press
    SAYREVILLE, N.J. — The Sayreville school district did not violate the rights of a kindergartner it suspended three years ago for threatening to shoot his friends as they played a game during recess, a federal appeals court ruled. The June 19 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge’s decision last year that dismissed a lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents. Scot and Cassandra Garrick sued the Middlesex County school district after their son and three other students were suspended following the March 15, 2000, incident in which their child told...