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  • Background check websites used by Freepers

    03/18/2012 2:34:57 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 15 replies
    I need to a full background check on someone, any recommendations for a website you have used?
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES MADISON!

    03/16/2012 9:42:16 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies · 1+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | March 16, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Madison, who's recognized as playing the most significant role in drafting the Constitution, has some of the very most powerful, educational, inspirational, and prophetic quotes of any of our great founders. Most of Madison's famous quotes deal with constitutionally limited government, describing it and justifying it. Reading them causes several bells to go off, because his words illuminate both the "how" and the "why" our government has so drastically bastardized the U.S. Constitution and the founding principles, created to protect us from out-of-control, all-powerful, tyrannical government, which has been the norm throughout history...
  • Government's Pot of Gold Grows on St. Patrick's Day

    03/16/2012 7:43:47 AM PDT · by 92nina
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-03-13 | [Staff]
    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by an estimated 127.5 million people in the United States, all of whom must first pay a heavy price to government for partaking in the Irish revelry. This year, the cost of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is driven up by government by 29.9 percent. Every tradition of the holiday carries a reminder that taxpayers’ luck has run out when it comes to the cost of government: Religious practices, parades, beverages consumed, decorations hung, special meals made and celebratory clothing donned are all targets of government taxation. These traditions are all subject to forms of income...
  • Risky Business: ExIm is Banking on Short Memories

    03/14/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-13 | Paul Petrick and Kelsey Zahourek
    On September 30, 2011, the Export-Import (ExIm) Bank’s renewable charter expired, but bureaucratic resiliency has been reaffirmed once again. This state-run financial institution is the rent-seeker’s dream, funneling taxpayer dollars to politically-connected interests. Kept alive via continuing resolutions, the ExIm Bank now seeks a full resurrection with the help of a bipartisan cadre of congressman. Founded in 1934, the ExIm Bank operates under a contradictory dual mandate of providing loans that the private sector deemed too risky to make while guaranteeing taxpayers a reasonable rate of return. America’s experience with subprime mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exposed the...
  • Vital Records Indicate Obama Not Born In Hawaii Hospital (PART 3)

    03/13/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT · by rxsid · 225 replies
    thedailypen.blogspot.com ^ | 3/12/2012 | Penbrook Johannson and Daniel Crosby
    "VITAL RECORDS INDICATE OBAMA NOT BORN IN HAWAII HOSPITAL (PART 3) DIRTY LITTLE SECRET: Historical evidence provided by the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Reference Library System now confirms the information appearing within the image of Obama’s alleged 1961 “Certificate of Live Birth” disregards his actual foreign birthplace while, instead, providing a statistically based “geographic allocation” which is a result of a widely misunderstood natality data reporting policy which began in 1950. Stalling for four years since Obama announced his candidacy in February of 2007, under mounting political pressures and legal challenges, the White House unveiled a...
  • Texas Shows That the Size of Government Matters

    03/13/2012 10:17:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-12 | Patrick Gleason
    The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently updated a key chart from their 2010 paper, Texas vs. California: Economic Growth Prospects for the 21st Century.TPPF Vice President of Research Bill Peacock on the chart’s importance: The chart shows that Texas has much lower government spending as a percentage of the private economy than the U.S. or our largest competitor, California. In other words, Texas generally imposes a lower spending burden on it citizens, which translates into lower taxes. But a low spending burden isn’t a constant in Texas. The chart also shows that Texas spending burden has increased at certain times....
  • THE LIQUIDATION OF GOVERNMENT DEBT (.pdf format)

    03/12/2012 9:27:29 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 11 replies
    imf.org ^ | March 2011 | Carmen M. Reinhart & M. Belen Sbrancia
    ABSTRACT Historically, periods of high indebtedness have been associated with a rising incidence of default or restructuring of public and private debts. A subtle type of debt restructuring takes the form of “financial repression.” Financial repression includes directed lending to government by captive domestic audiences (such as pension funds), explicit or implicit caps on interest rates, regulation of cross-border capital movements, and (generally) a tighter connection between government and banks. In the heavily regulated financial markets of the Bretton Woods system, several restrictions facilitated a sharp and rapid reduction in public debt/GDP ratios from the late 1940s to the 1970s....
  • New Study Shows Polygamy Leads to Higher Levels of Crime, Violence, Poverty, and Gender Inequality

    03/11/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Answering Muslims ^ | Saturday, March 10, 2012 | Answering Muslims
    New Study Shows Polygamy Leads to Higher Levels of Crime, Violence, Poverty, and Gender Inequality Interesting. Islam institutionalized polygamous marriage. Researchers have determined that polygamous marriage in a culture leads to higher levels of crime, violence, poverty, and gender inequality. Hence, Islam institutionalized a practice that led to the problems we now see in Muslim societies: rampant violence, poverty, and gender inequality. Shouldn't Allah have known better? For those unfamiliar with Islamic teachings, here's a quick review. According to the Qur'an, Muslim men are allowed to marry up to four women: Qur'an 4:3—And if you fear that you shall not...
  • For Whom Does God Want Us To Vote?

    03/09/2012 5:07:13 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-9-12 | Jerry McGlothlin
    For who does God, our Creator, want us to vote? Of course, the answer is for whomever He tells us to vote. Ask in prayer and vote for who God tells you to vote. But what if He doesn't name names? Here are some scriptures that give direction on voting biblically: Exodus 18:21 says: "Choose able men from all the people--God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain and corruption--and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers." So if it's important to have honest leaders over groups of 1000, then how much more important is...
  • Theology of Integral Mission

    03/07/2012 3:33:04 PM PST · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Theology of Integral Mission Can the Gospel be used as a mere platform for an ideology? “Theology of Integral Mission is a [Brazilian] Protestant variation of the Liberation Theology”. — Ariovaldo Ramos, in the Marxist magazine Diplomatique. Ramos is a former president of World Vision in Brazil. By Julio Severo Note: This is a message by me to Brazilian evangelicals, because Theology of Integral Mission is by far the most serious problem in the Brazilian churches, making them prey to political opportunists, and because the dominant political ideology in Brazil, in churches and society, is socialist. I hope that this...
  • 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...
  • SCIENTIFICALLY CREATED TO “enterTRAIN" YOUR BRAIN

    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 Breitbart.tv 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: http://www.atr.org/one-month-worlds-highest-corporate-tax-a6748#ixzz1nyr3QeES
  • 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
    SpecialGuests.com ^ | 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...