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  • RICO and the United States

    04/30/2016 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 2 replies
    Edward.Fish ^ | 15-Apr-2016 | Edward Fish
    In 1970 the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) became law, this act was intended to prosecute the mafia but has been employed against a much wider range of organizations… ironically, the United States itself has become so corrupt that it itself is a very good fit for the actions that can trigger a RICO case. 18 USC 96, §1962, subsection (a) says, in its first sentence: It shall be unlawful for any person who has received any income derived, directly or indirectly, from a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt in which such...
  • The REAL Donald Trump: Come Get To Know Him

    02/21/2016 7:08:44 PM PST · by Critical 1 · 110 replies
    RedState ^ | February 19, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today, conservative talk radio host, Blaze TV host, NRA star, author of Hands Off My Gun, Tea Party activist, and general defender of freedom and liberty Dana Loesch has taken a huge step in the fight being brought to bear against Donald Trump's bid for the GOP nomination. Dana has put together the most comprehensive and authoritative take-down of every myth Donald Trump fans swallow, believe, and perpetuate online and offline that can possibly be constructed, in a blog post and the video below. ... Take yourself seriously. Pay attention to this. It's important. It's the truth. Blog Post:
  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 163 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • Iowa Voters on Cruz: He's Conservative Enough, But Is He Electable?

    11/28/2015 6:24:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 28 2015 | Vaughn Hillyard
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ted Cruz is rising in the polls. He has one of the stronger Republican organizations in the GOP presidential race. And he certainly has a path to win the Iowa caucuses, especially after a recent Quinnipiac poll found Cruz in a dead heat with Donald Trump here in the Hawkeye State. But some Iowa Republicans - even those open to his message - wonder if Cruz is too conservative and controversial to win the general election as the Republican Party's presidential nominee. Bob Wilson, 64, of Johnston, Iowa, who likes Cruz but is undecided on a...
  • Putin: Do you realize what you have done?

    09/29/2015 7:19:21 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies ^ | 9/28/2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Putin: Do you realize what you have done? Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld 21 Hours Ago Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.N. on Monday that those who supported democratic revolutions in the Middle East are to blame for the rise of a globally ambitious Islamic State. "Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life," Putin said through a translator. "I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?" The Russian president...
  • 7 Million Apple Watch Orders Received, According To Analyst (Lies)

    06/01/2015 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 32 replies
    Uber Gizmo ^ | 06/02/2015 09:16 UTC | Tyler Lee
    Prior to the Apple Watch’s launch, many were already predicting that the device would be the answer to wearables and be the device that would change the landscape of the wearables industry. Initial reviews are a bit mixed but it is Apple’s first-gen smartwatch so there are bound to be some areas that could be improved upon. However if the figures provided by analysts are accurate, it seems that there are many who are interested in the device regardless of the reviews. According to the latest numbers from Global Equities Research, they have estimated that Apple has received 7 million...
  • Geologist resurrects Jesus family tomb spat

    04/06/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 31 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 6, 2015
    (NBC NEWS) A long-running archaeological controversy has been resurrected, thanks to a newly revealed analysis of scrapings from a first-century tomb in East Jerusalem and a bone box attributed to “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.” The analysis, described on Easter Sunday in The New York Times and the Jerusalem Post, links the limestone box (also known as an ossuary) to the tomb — which in turn has been linked to Jesus’ family story. Both the box and the tomb have previously created media sensations: In 2004, Israeli authorities charged antiquities dealer Oded Golan with forging the “Jesus inscription”...
  • Woman Raised by Lesbian Couple: 'I Ached Every Day For a Dad'

    03/22/2015 5:15:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, wrote in an essay this week that same-sex "marriage" is not the same as normal marriage between a man and a woman, that the traditional family is best, and that while growing up she "ached every day for a dad." Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, says "gay marriage" not only redefines marriage but also parenting and that "as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy." (Photo: The Federalist.) Barwick, who is 31 now, married, and has four...
  • Because I'm a [faux] Conservative I support the liberal platform ZOT!

    03/23/2015 6:44:37 AM PDT · by Kaled · 144 replies
    An Incredibly Minor Public Figure ^ | 03-15-2015 | Michael Charney
    Because I'm a Conservative, I believe in a strong separation of church and state. As Eliade wrote in The Sacred and the Profane, "the sacred always manifests itself as a reality of a wholly different order from 'natural' realities." We do a disservice to the truly sacred when we force it into Caesar's world. What is sacred to me is between myself and my Maker--and forcing that into the public square diminishes both of Us. Because I'm a Conservative, I care about the environment. Whether prompted by the Bible or by our own sense of morality (itself a part of...
  • The Most Surprising Gay Marriage Poll We've Seen In A While [retread zot]

    02/18/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by Dalek · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/17/15 | Aaron Blake
    Everyone wants to know whether Jeb Bush can survive his support for Common Core and comprehensive immigration reform in today's Republican Party. One deal-breaker that might surprise people, though: His opposition to gay marriage. NBC News and Marist College are out with a batch of new 2016 primary polls. And as you might expect, Common Core, immigration reform, belief in man-made climate change and support for raising taxes on the wealthy are among those with the potential to alienate lots of conservatives. But according to the polls, so does opposition to gay marriage--an issue on which Bush agrees with basically...
  • Need Posting Help

    I just re-joined FR and I would like to post to my local NC state board but I am not able to. How do I get the ability to do that?
  • NASA Worker Sees Men Walk Over To Viking Lander On Mars (Viking ... Kitties... Zot...Too Easy)

    Jackie stated that she used to work at NASA and handled the down-linked telemetry, back in 1979. States that one night, while watching the live feed coming from the Viking Rover on Mars, that she saw two men in suits, along with some colleagues, stroll in from the horizon, and then proceeded to walk over to the Viking Lander.
  • A Conservative Case for Marriage Equality and Zots

    03/13/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Aqua Buddhist · 139 replies
    The Princeton Tory ^ | February 11, 2014 | Evan Draim
    Within a few days, a federal district judge in my home-state of Virginia will likely rule on the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s Marshall-Newman Amendment, which only permits marriage between one man and one woman. Frankly, as a conservative Republican and as a Christian, I hope that the amendment is struck down. Republicans value marriage so highly because it encourages people to live according to conservative values. For instance, by enabling two people to share resources, marriage makes couples more financially secure, thereby reducing their dependence on government. In addition, marriage binds people into permanent, monogamous relationships, enabling couples to more...
  • Like William Buckley, I believe adult use of some drugs should be decriminalized. What say you? Zot!

    04/26/2013 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Mason880 · 210 replies
    My thought is certain recreational drugs, such as marijuana, should remain off legal limits for the under 18 year olds, but become legally available when used in the proper environment. In many ways, pot is quite similar to alcohol, in that they should be used responsibly. My thought is to make the sale of marijuana less profitable by making it legal for home use. Personally, I don't smoke anything now, and do not want the smell of tobacco or pot on my clothes should I visit a public place, such as a shopping mall or bus stop. I know this...
  • Did Boehner have anything to do with Allen West's redistricting?

    12/07/2012 7:14:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FLORIDA’S GOP ESTABLISHMENT TRYING TO REDISTRICT ALLEN WEST OUT OF A SEAT? - January 31st, 2012Allen West: House GOP leadership ‘sold us down the road’ for ‘pathetic policy’ - January 06, 2012
  • Robber fed Viagra and kept as sex slave by salon owner

    11/24/2012 10:14:32 PM PST · by Fred · 62 replies ^ | 112412 | The Sun News
    A GUNMAN who tried to rob a hairdressers came a cropper when he was beaten and tied up naked by the female owner – who then fed him Viagra and used him as a sex slave. Viktor Jasinski, 32, had gone to the salon with the intention of robbing it. But after demanding the day’s takings he instead found himself overcome by the owner – karate black belt Olga Zajac, 28, – who floored him with a kick and tied him up with a hair dryer cable. She then took him into a back room at the salon at Meshchovsk,...
  • California Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana laws

    11/11/2012 3:52:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana lawsBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 10:12 AM ET California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the federal government should let recently passed marijuana legalization laws stand in Colorado and Washington. “It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states,” Brown said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “I believe the president and the Department of Justice ought to respect the will of these states.” Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use through ballot measures last week. But marijuana is still outlawed at the federal level, which...
  • ELECTION PREDICTIONS for retread troll ZOT Thread

    11/02/2012 3:50:04 PM PDT · by stroll · 116 replies
    Troll Analysis | 11-2-12
    Starting with the best available source of trend data and adding a bit of thought and analysis, I come up with the following conclusions. First, the reasoning: The Northeast: The Northeast is a solid Democratic Party stronghold, and with the growth of the Northern Virginia suburbs has expanded to include that state in its political orbit. The South: The South remains mostly Republican. However, Hurricane Sandy exerts a strong political impact here, giving President Obama an opportunity to display his leadership chops while reminding people of Dubya's inept handling of Katrina. This effect isn't great enough to tip the Gulf...
  • Interesting Zot with Tons of Subjects!!

  • The Short, Miserable Life of Wise Hectare (Meet America's Latest ZOT)

    08/02/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Joe Hagan
    ...Arpaio is an unabashed carnival barker. And his antics might be amusing if he weren't also notorious for being not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America. As Arizona has become center stage for the debate over illegal immigration and the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio has sold himself as the symbol of nativist defiance, a modern-day Bull Connor bucking the federal government over immigration policy.... ...Arpaio is so obsessed with the often illusory crimes of immigrants that he ignored more than 400 cases of sexual abuse he was responsible for investigating, including assaults on...