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  • Reminder: Bob Kerrey Cast the Deciding Vote for the Clinton Tax Hike

    03/06/2012 11:44:35 AM PST · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-02 | Kristie Shu
    Bob Kerrey looks to be a challenging replacement for Ben Nelson in the Nebraska 2012 senate race, so constituents need to be reminded of his left-leaning track record. Most prominent was his August 1993 deciding vote in favor of Clinton’s 1993 tax hike, which he himself declared as the “biggest tax increase in the history of the country.” “Kerrey helped lead the fight to unravel Ronald Reagan’s bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986 when Kerrey supported first George H.W. Bush’s 1990 tax increases and then Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax increases,” stated Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Both...
  • Australian Ethicists Argue the Right to Kill Babies After They’re Born

    03/04/2012 2:37:48 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 8 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | Liberty Counsel
    An article entitled After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live? was recently published in the London-based Journal of Medical Ethics, advocating that if abortion is allowed, then society also has the right to kill a newborn child. This outrageous deduction by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva takes abortion to its logical conclusion. The abstract states: “By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue...
  • Managing the Stress of Big Family Events

    03/04/2012 2:22:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 3-4-12 | SpecialGuests
    As winter gives way to spring, a number of holiday and other family events—be it Passover, graduation, first communion, you name it—stand before us. And, with them, comes a certain degree of anxiety for most of us, knowing that it means spending some “quality time” with our extended family. No matter how much we may love them, bringing all those personalities together is an inevitable recipe for tension. That’s why we can all use a coach like etiquette expert, Marie Dubuque—an unparalleled guru in interpersonal relationships and a wellspring of common-sensibility advice for all of us humans who can’t help...

    03/03/2012 6:22:48 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 3 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 3-3=12 | Special Guests
    "The Satori Sound's motivational music has a way of ALWAYS making me feel inspired, energized, excited, positively upbeat and ALIVE!” - Sarah DeAnna - Supermodel, fitness guru, and author of Model Skinny MARINA DEL RAY, CALIFORNIA– It is now possible to have fun while you “enterTRAIN” your brain. You can fill your iPod with MP3s that motivate, energize and increase your personal potential. Artist Adam Gockel has found a way to synthesize science, sound and song. The result for his clients is an aural ascent – upward to a higher plane of performance, productivity and motivation. Are You Ready!?! is...
  • Remembering Breitbart:Larry O’Connor Show..John Nolte (amazing,probably 1st live internet wake)

    03/03/2012 2:32:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | 3-3-12
    COMPLETE TITLE: Remembering Breitbart: Larry O’Connor Show With John Nolte Lots of laughs, lots of tears, lots of Righteous Indignation. A four hour special, live call-in show taped at midnight ET, March 3, 2012 featuring Editor-In-Chief Larry O'Connor and Big Hollywood Editor-In-Chief John Nolte discussing the tragic death of Andrew Breitbart. Listeners called in until 4:00 AM ET. Two videos of this at the article page and HERE.
  • One Month to Go Until We Have the World's Highest Corporate Tax Rate

    03/02/2012 9:17:23 AM PST · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-01 | Ryan Ellis
    Just one month from today, Japan will lower their corporate income tax rate from 39.5 to 35 percent. When they do so, the United States will officially have the dubious distinction of possessing the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world, a federal/state integrated rate of 39.2 percent. ... Country Corporate Income Tax Rate United States 39.2% OECD Average 25% Canada 27.6% Mexico 30% Japan 35% Germany 30.2% France 34.4% President Obama last month proposed a plan to raise net taxes, but in the process lower the U.S. corporate rate to about 32 percent... Read more:
  • WHERE IS ROMNEY’S GUN?: 2nd Amendment Groups Concerned About His Candidacy

    03/01/2012 6:53:10 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 14 replies · 4+ views ^ | 3-1-12 | Special Guests
    The truest of conservative political pundits argue that, as a Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is just Obama in a Reagan suit—and, thus, even as the longstanding frontrunner in the primary, he can’t seem to close the deal on getting the nomination. To this point, most of the critical attention he’s receiving has to do with his record on social issues. But, as Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), points out, Romney’s moderate inclinations and flip-flopping habits are converging on the conservative staple issue of gun rights—leaving folks like Pratt very concerned. In...
  • Brazilian Marxist Bishop Killed by Adopted Son

    03/01/2012 1:54:06 PM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    <p>The Anglican bishop for Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco was killed along with his wife by their son.</p> <p>Edward Robinson Cavalcanti, 68, and his 64-year-old wife Miriam were stabbed to death on Sunday, March 26, in their home in the city of Olinda.</p>
  • U.N. Seeks to Centralize Power over the Web, Threaten Internet Freedom

    02/29/2012 2:00:20 PM PST · by 92nina · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-02-27 | [Staff]
    This week, talks for updating the treaty on Internet governance will begin in Geneva. This treaty could result in the granting of numerous new powers over the Internet to the United Nations. The push to finalize the treaty by year’s end comes from a number of countries, including Russia, China, and many Arab states. Their aim to give the U.N.’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more power is based on a desire to impose international controls and regulations onto the Net, threatening technological innovation, free speech, and the free flow of information. A number of the proposals for these new powers...
  • Headlines and links I followed today...

    02/28/2012 8:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Nachumlist ^ | 2/28/12 | Nachum
    Video of the moment:   LA Gov. Bobby Jindal Eviscerates Obama Administration On Energy2/28/2012Obama and IsraelNetanyahu will urge Obama to publicly back attack on Iran, sources sayTop US General Grilled on Iran Strike For the second time in two weeks... Sen. Lindsey Graham took aim at the Pentagon's top man over deteriorating relations with Israel. ...US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey .. told a Senate panel he did not counsel Israel against attacking Iran over its nuclear program.Israeli Officials angry and dismayed that Obama is conducting secret back channel talks with IranWhy won't Barack Obama cut...
  • (REAL) DRIVER'S LICENSE, PLEASE: Former 9/11 Commission Counsel Explains Security Threat

    02/27/2012 6:22:34 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 5 replies · 2+ views
    WebToday ^ | 2-27-12 | WebToday
    For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. As states continue to crack down on things like voter ID while others continue to seek ways to enforce immigration laws, near all states are now also trying to protect their most coveted form of ID-- the driver license. Initially responding to the controversial federal secure driver license law, REAL ID, states have learned by implementing the REAL ID Act they have curbed the identity theft and fraud used extensively by the illegal alien population and criminals. Janice Kephart, Director of National Security Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies...
  • White House Privacy Proposal Sets Stage for Web Regulation

    02/27/2012 11:01:48 AM PST · by 92nina · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-02-24 | [Staff]
    [On Thurs]day, the White House released a framework for online consumer privacy with the aim of enacting federal standards. While the report rightly does not make an outright call for heavy regulation, it does set the stage for federal action – whether legislatively or through agencies – that could create burdens on web companies and fundamentally upend the way consumers use the Internet today. Last year, at least six different privacy-related bills were introduced in Congress, all with varying degrees of heavy-handedness. At the same time, the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer privacy proceeding largely stalled, but paved the way for...
  • The Democrat Race Lie

    02/25/2012 9:12:26 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Black & Right ^ | Bob Parks
    In 2010, Democrats gave their website a facelift and whitewash. Check out the screenshot to see what they used to say about their civil rights history compared to now. "Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act." "On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight. We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America." This...
  • “Stimulus” Costs Continue to Grow

    02/24/2012 2:50:36 PM PST · by 92nina · 1 replies
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-02-23 | [Staff]
    This month CBO has published another report that shows the cost of the “stimulus” package will be more than initially estimated. During consideration of the “Stimulus” bill in 2009 the CBO initially projected an “increase in budget deficits by $787 billion” as a result of the legislation between 2009 and 2019. In August of 2010 the CBO adjusted the anticipated cost from the ‘Stimulus’ to be $814 billion. The last quarterly report increased that estimate to $825 billion. Now the CBO’s report for February 2012 states the actual impact was $831 billion. If this pace is consistent, based on the...
  • Obama vs. GOP Candidates: Tax Plan Comparison

    02/24/2012 10:57:07 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-22 | Ryan Ellis
    Mitt Romney this week released “version 2.0” of his tax plan. It and those of his GOP primary competitors stands in contrast to the tax plan offered by President Barack Obama in his FY 2013 budget. In this budget, he announced that he is for tripling the tax rate on dividends, raising the tax rate at which the majority of small employer profits face taxation, hiking the capital gains rate, bringing the death tax to nearly half of an estate’s value, and raising taxes to hurt energy consumers. The list of tax hikes in the Obama budget is frankly staggering....
  • US gay group wants to defeat Russian law banning homosexual propaganda

    02/24/2012 9:27:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    US gay group behind the shutdown of Julio Severo PayPal account wants to defeat Russian law banning homosexual propaganda By Julio Severo The world is cheering a new law in St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia, banning homosexual propaganda. Yet, AllOut is not cheering. It is calling upon gays and government officials in America, Europe and around the world to defeat the Russian law protecting children from gay indoctrination. The American gay group launched an international campaign this week to exert pressure on Russian lawmakers. AllOut says, “Over the past few months over 250,000 people have joined All...
  • Kelo Needs Congressional Correction

    02/23/2012 12:17:51 PM PST · by 92nina · 3 replies
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2012-02-22 | Paul Petrick
    Last month, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 1433. This bill would suspend federal economic development funds for two years to any state or municipality that expropriates private property via eminent domain for a private purpose. H.R. 1433 enjoys the bipartisan support of Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) as well as more than two dozen other co-sponsors. If enacted, this legislation would strike at the heart of the 2005 Supreme Court decision Kelo v. City of New London. This ruling allowed government entities to expropriate private property at...
  • Obama's Business "Tax Reform" Is a Tax Hike in Disguise

    02/22/2012 1:40:02 PM PST · by 92nina · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-22 | Ryan Ellis
    The Obama Administration today released a business tax reform plan which is hardly worthy of the name. It raises taxes on employers by hundreds of billions of dollars over this decade, makes both larger and smaller companies less competitive than today, and would do nothing to make American companies more competitive around the world. Raises taxes on employers with unemployment over 8 percent. The Administration plan is shameless in admitting that this is not actually business tax reform. Rather, it's a net tax increase on business with some shiny baubles that might remind one of real tax reform. How does...
  • Indiana warns Obama of eligibility 'default'

    02/21/2012 11:00:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 2-21-12 | Bob Unruh
    A state commission in Indiana that was asked to review whether Barack Obama is eligible to be on the state’s 2012 ballot has scheduled a hearing for Friday, and warned the parties to the argument that those who fail to attend may be subject to a default decision. The notice was signed by Trent Deckard and J. Bradley King, co-directors of the Indiana Election Commission, and regards case No. 2012-176, which is a challenge to Obama brought by Karl Swihart. “The hearing is called to determine the merits of the candidate challenge pursuant to Indiana Code 3-8-1-2,” the notice, addressed...
  • Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun (Netherlands general- MUST see)

    02/18/2012 9:47:59 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    TED ^ | Jan 2012
    Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gunPeter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace. General Peter van Uhm is the Chief of the Netherlands Defence staff. He has had an outstanding career over four decades in the Dutch military. In the Netherlands, he is know from his personal tragedy. On 18 April 2008, one day after Van Uhm was appointed...