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  • The Pitchforks Are Coming...For Us Plutocrats

    06/29/2014 8:45:11 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 38 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 6/29/14 | Nick Hanauer
    You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for which I was the first nonfamily investor. --snip-- But let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is...
  • The Tea Party Took Its Name Based On an Act of Deception (You've got to see this)

    06/29/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2014 | Tim Giago, Founder, Native American Journalists Association
    In the past few primary elections the Tea Party has won some and lost some. Lately it's been more "lost some" than "won some." Several months ago I wrote that the Tea Party was founded on an act of impersonation based on an act of deception. They named themselves and patterned themselves after a bunch of so-called Boston Patriots who decided to rebel over a tax on tea by sneaking aboard a vessel that had received a shipment of tea and dumping the tea into the Boston Harbor. In order to conceal this criminal act from the authorities they dressed...
  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/27/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-14 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • Iranian Women Remove Hijabs in Facebook Selfie Series

    05/14/2014 3:53:32 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Elise Solé, Shine Staff
    Hundreds of Iranian women are ripping off their hijabs and posting selfies online to the Facebook page "Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women,” a photo project that's reaped more than 130,000 likes and sparked conversation about how safe it is for women to forgo their headscarfs. London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad told the U.K.’s he Guardian that since she created the page on May 3, she’s been inundated by submissions. "I've hardly slept in the past three days because of the number of pictures and messages I've received,” she said. The hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest...
  • Scalia To Student: If Taxes Go Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’

    04/19/2014 12:17:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WNEW-FM ^ | April 18, 2014
    Knoxville, Tenn. (CBS DC) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.” Speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, the longest-serving justice currently on the bench was asked by a student about the constitutionality of the income tax, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Scalia responded that the government has the right to implement the tax, “but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.”(continued)
  • Pro-Russian rally in Crimea decries Kiev ‘bandits’

    02/26/2014 10:16:00 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    AP ^ | February 26, 2014 | Yuras Karmanau
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Dozens of pro-Russian protesters rallied Tuesday in the Crimean Peninsula against “the bandits” in Kiev who are trying to form a new government, with some even speaking of secession, and a Russian lawmaker stoked their passions by promising that Moscow will protect them. “Russia, save us!” some chanted. An armored personnel carrier and two trucks full of Russian troops made a rare appearance on the streets of the port city where the Kremlin’s Black Sea Fleet is based. A Russian flag fluttered in front of the city council building, replacing the Ukrainian flag that demonstrators had torn...
  • The battle for Kiev may well be over, but is the battle for Crimea about to begin? (Videos at link)

    02/23/2014 4:56:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 18 replies
    <p>The picture above shows the scene earlier today in Kiev, as Ukraine's parliament voted to hold early elections and dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych.</p> <p>It's a heart-warming image. The bloody, protracted protests in Ukraine seem to have achieved their goals: Yanukovych is gone, new elections are due, and Yulia Tymoshenko, a key figure in Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution, has been freed from prison. Ukraine looks as though it might have pulled back from the brink.</p>
  • Ukraine protesters call on Jewish oligarchs to give president ‘a gun’

    02/23/2014 1:31:16 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 19 replies
    A member of Ukraine’s opposition movement has called on Jewish and Muslim billionaire businessmen to force the president, Victor Yanukovich, to step down. In a speech in Kiev’s Independence Square, the unnamed protester, who said he was Muslim, urged Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Victor Pinchuk and David Zhvania -oligarchs with links to the protest movement - to talk to the president. He said: “You practice Judaism. In the holy synagogue, you have seats with placards. And you, today, are the only people who have access to Yanukovich. “In another week, your businesses, which you have earned in this land through the work...
  • Ukraine President Yanukovych sacks army chief amid crisis

    02/19/2014 3:56:14 PM PST · by Ivan Mazepa · 4 replies
    BBC World ^ | 19 February 2014
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has sacked the head of the armed forces, Col Gen Volodymyr Zamana, according to the president's website. The move comes after the most intense violence in Ukraine's three-month crisis turned Kiev into a battle zone. Earlier the state security service announced it was launching a nationwide "anti-terrorist" campaign to deal with a growing "extremist threat". There was a suggestion the armed forces could be deployed for the first time.
  • Boehner Blames Trust Gap With Obama For Immigration Stalemate

    02/07/2014 11:09:45 AM PST · by EBH · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/6/2014 | John Parkinson, Mary Bruce
    “One of the biggest obstacles we face is the one of trust,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters at a news conference Thursday. “There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws and it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.” Illustrating that distrust, Boehner pointed to Obama’s unilateral moves to change the timeline for implementing the new health care law and the president’s widely publicized intent to circumvent Congress on several other issues through executive orders. “I never underestimated the difficulty in moving forward this year [on immigration reform] and the...
  • Right-Wing Thugs Are Hijacking Ukraine’s Liberal Uprising

    01/28/2014 8:46:52 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 60 replies
    Time ^ | January 28, 2014 | Simon Shuster
    The liberal, pro–European Union protests that first rocked Kiev have taken a darker turn, with right-wing vigilante groups rising to prominence amid violence and police crackdowns Not long before midnight on Sunday, a few dozen men in ski masks and camouflage surrounded the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice in the center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and smashed out the first floor windows with baseball bats. They made short work of the bars over the windows, prying them out of the walls with their clubs, and climbed inside. It was the third federal ministry the group had seized...
  • Ukraine: Can Someone Explain…

    01/26/2014 7:02:55 PM PST · by jimjohn · 67 replies
    self | jimjohn
    And so like everyone else, I am staring to see the pictures/videos oozing out of the streets on the Ukraine, but forgive me for being totally confused about what the battles are about. Clearly, there are folks really upset about something, but I simply can’t believe the reasons that are given. Let me explain…
  • Violence in Ukraine: Can Russia or the West Make it Stop

    01/25/2014 7:29:37 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 60 replies
    Time ^ | Simon Shuster
    Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, piped up on Thursday with a wake-up call for the Western world: Ukraine is now everybody’s problem. The turmoil in its capital, where pitched battles have raged all week between protestors and police, “threatens not only Ukraine and her neighbors, but Europe and the entire world,” he wrote in an open letter to the U.S. and Russian Presidents. He was certainly right about Europe, which now has a real dilemma on its hands. The only question is whether Ukraine’s neighbors can do much to resolve it. For the West, there are...
  • Escalation in Ukraine

    01/23/2014 6:47:09 PM PST · by annalex · 106 replies
    January 23, 2014 | Various
    Escalation in UkraineDigest by Annalex Two significant recent developments are: 1. First fatalities, apparently from live ammunition, among the demonstrators. Injuries, including serious injuries are in the hundreds if not in the thousands. The rubber bullet can gouge an eye and therefore, at a right angle can be itself fatal. The sun grenades reportedly rip through flesh if the explosion is next to it. Ironically, neither of the two confirmed fatalities are Ukrainian: one is an Armenian from Eastern Ukraine; the other is a Belorussian resident of Ukraine. One fatality (linked content here and below is rather graphic); I suspect...
  • Ukraine: You Better Pay Attention...

    01/23/2014 1:46:01 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 41 replies
    FULL TITLE - Ukraine: You Better Pay Attention Because ThatÂ’s How ItÂ’s Eventually Going to Play Out in North America. There is basically a media blackout on the counter-revolution in Ukraine, but yÂ’all better pay close, close attention, because A.) decent human beings are being slaughtered in the streets for standing up to an illegitimate government and this ALWAYS merits attention as a function of simple charity and B.) I think the events in Ukraine are a foreshadowing or prototype of what will eventually play out in North America. The two situations have many similarities. Please note that I used...
  • CONNECTICUT GUN OWNERS WAIT IN LINE TO DO SOMETHING MANY GUN OWNERS HOPE THEY NEVER HAVE TO

    12/27/2013 8:56:16 AM PST · by papertyger · 309 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 26, 2013
    Connecticut residents waited in long lines on Thursday to register their firearms and high-capacity magazines before the state’s new gun laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. WFSB-TV reports that a “long-line of people” stood outside the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Conn., all day to register semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Several residents were upset with the “unconstitutional” requirement, while at least one person didn’t appear to mind. “I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns. Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines, told...
  • Al Sharpton's Chicago Town Hall Erupts into Revolt Against Machine Politics

    12/21/2013 8:53:47 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-21-2013 | Rebel Pundit
    On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings in some of Chicago’s south side communities such as Altgeld Gardens and Trumbull Park. “This was a historic event,” Paul McKinley of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender) and former 2nd Congressional District GOP nominee to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. told Breitbart News....
  • Citizens of Iceland Overthrow Government Over Bank Fraud

    12/11/2013 9:01:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | December 10, 2013 | Michael Minkoff
    Consider a country where banking interests balloon debt by lending to people who cannot possibly pay back their loans. These toxic assets then threaten to destroy the national economy. Banking interests plead with the civil government to rescue them for the sake of the economy. The civil government bails them out with taxpayer money. Sound familiar? Well, that’s where the similarities end between the banking crisis in Iceland which began in 2008, and the banking crisis that occurred in the States a year earlier.Taxpayers in Iceland didn’t just sit back and allow the bail out. They thronged the streets banging...
  • Did you enjoy getting chewed out by Boehner?

    12/11/2013 5:42:32 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 30 replies
    http://www.speaker.gov/contact ^ | 12/11/2013 | Righttackle44
    Did you enjoy getting jumped on and chewed out by Boehner today when he was asked by CBS about those who oppose the budget deal? Let the ole boy know your feelings about how you, an American citizen and payer of his salary and his health coverage, feel about his treatment. I told him not one more red cent for him and his lackeys, and that we are the ones who raise the money so he can run for office. Here's his Speaker of the House's URL. http://www.speaker.gov/contact
  • Would Americans Actually Dare Revolt Against This Abusive Government?

    12/11/2013 9:34:25 AM PST · by IChing · 123 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 12/9/13 | Donald Joy
    America’s Founding Fathers spelled it out pretty clearly: The purpose of government is to secure the God-given, inalienable rights of men. They put that exact language into The Declaration of Independence. They also spelled out, exactly, that when government becomes abusive, and “destructive of these ends,” it is mankind’s right and duty to alter, abolish, or overthrow it. You may have seen the recent news about prominent and well-spoken experts testifying before Congress regarding the Obama administration’s shocking usurpations and out-of-control excesses, especially the utter lack of regard for Constitutional limits on the powers of the executive branch. The testimony...
  • Jewish Hero of Sobibor Death Camp Revolt to be Honored

    10/14/2013 9:45:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz-7) ^ | 14OCT2013 | Author Unknown
    As Russia prepares to mark 70 years since the Sobibor revolt, one Jewish officer finally finds his rightful place as the hero of the story. ------ Russia was set to mark Monday the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defense ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943. The order...
  • The Modern American Revolution - Truckers ride on DC

    10/10/2013 6:18:24 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 81 replies
    This month ALL Americans have an opportunity to participate in a nationwide protest. None of us can ever say we couldn't do anything to make a difference because there is an option available to EVERYONE. On… See moreSee More This month ALL Americans have an opportunity to participate in a nationwide protest. None of us can ever say we couldn't do anything to make a difference because there is an option available to EVERYONE. On Friday, October 11th through Su...nday, October 13th, American truckers are planning an event called, Truckers Ride For The Constitution. Thousands of truckers plan on driving...
  • …. and that’s why Egyptians are revolting again!!

    07/07/2013 7:18:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    We Speak News Politics ^ | June 26, 2013 | Hany Ghoraba
    “Qualis artifex pereo!” “What an artist is now about to perish!” Emperor Nero These words were the last words uttered before the mad Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide after burning the immortal city of Rome , the question what will be Morsi’s last words before he steps down as president . Will it be “Quae iam peritura philosophorum” which stands for What a philosopher about to perish! hence his Honorary Doctorate degree strangely awarded to him by Pakistanis or will be it be “Quae iam peritura fascist!” which means as What a fascist about to Perish! The Islamists and their...
  • Revealed: Special House Immigration Meeting Confirmed After GOP Reps. Announce Revolt

    06/14/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/14/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    House Republican leadership will hold a special meeting next month to discuss immigration, one of the demands of a group of GOP members determined to stop an immigration reform bill from moving forward. But a spokesman for the House Republican Conference told TheBlaze that it was “always” their plan to hold the meeting. “It has always been leadership’s plan to schedule a special conference meeting on immigration which is why we put one on the calendar and noticed to Members and staff this week,” communications director Nate Hodson said in an email. Hodson did not respond to a followup query...
  • Revolt Among Republicans: 70 House Members Risk Careers in Planned Showdown With Leadership

    06/13/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/13/13
    <p>Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.</p> <p>The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.</p>
  • Sheriff warning of 2nd American revolution

    02/21/2013 5:35:49 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 2-20-13 | Garth Kant
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is calling proposals to seize firearms unconstitutional and warns of dire consequences if such plans are enacted. “This is about attacking the Second Amendment, it’s about going after the wrong crowd,”. Clarke blasted gun-control proposals triggered by presidential executive orders and said he would not enforce unconstitutional laws. “First of all, to me that would be an act of tyranny,”. ‘So the people in Milwaukee County do not have to worry about me enforcing some sort of order that goes out and collects everybody’s handgun, or rifles, or any kind of firearm and makes them...
  • Obama, Reid slam brakes on gun control

    12/24/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2012 | 12:38 pm | Byron York
    With President Obama’s announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government — Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. The president’s decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel — the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay consideration of an issue — along with Reid’s inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration...
  • 18 Democratic senators revolt against Harry Reid on Obamacare tax

    12/13/2012 7:34:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2012 | Patrick Howley
    Eighteen Democratic U.S. Senators and senators-elect sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week calling for a “delay in the implementation” of the medical device tax in Obamacare, the Wall Street Journal reports. The provision was an integral part of the version of the Obamacare law, which was passed in the Senate under Reid’s stewardship in 2009. It is set to take effect on January 1, 2013. An effort to repeal the provision failed in Congress in June. At the time, Reid characterized the proposed repeal as a Republican attack on Obamacare. “The medical technology industry directly...
  • A Second American Revolution? Just my opinion

    09/18/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT · by pansgold · 11 replies
    IX / XVIII / MMXII | pansgold
    My wife and I are life members to a couple gold prospecting clubs and here's my 2 cents worth about the price of gold being just one possible trigger for another revolution. With all the people that have already invested in bullion gold this would be very serious. One possible trigger for a second American Revolution would be another ban on the private ownership of gold except for jewelry and religious articles. This happened once before under FDR with the help of the congress. Just think about that. Congress again bans citizen ownership of bullion gold and criminalizes private ownership....
  • United (Airlines) Passengers Revolt After Being Stranded for 3 Days in China

    07/16/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 36 replies
    good morning america ^ | 7-16-12 | JIM AVILA
    A United Airlines flight from Shanghai,China,to New Jersey should have taken just 13 hours,but it took some folks three days to make that trip,after a firestorm of protests,threats,even violence. United Flight 87 was scheduled to leave Shanghai Wednesday and bring 225 passengers to Newark Airport in New Jersey. The flight was canceled twice because of maintenance on the Boeing 777, and a third delay came because the flight crew had been on duty too long. Passengers say they couldn't get to their luggage, some of which was unceremoniously dumped off carousels, leading to fist fights. "They [airport officials] grabbed him...
  • Governor strikes back at Obamacare

    07/03/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-3-12 | Brett M. Decker
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sold America down the river with his incomprehensible ruling that Obamacare is somehow constitutional when considered to be a tax. As such, it is the largest tax hike in U.S. history. This mother of all federal programs will jack up the unfunded liabilities of America’s welfare state by a heart-stopping $17 trillion, according to the Senate Budget Committee. Much of this burden will fall on the states where the programs are implemented. Some governors are vowing they will ignore President Obama’s national health care law. In an exclusive interview with The Washington Times, Florida...
  • What Life, What Honor, What Fortune do WE Pledge? TAX REVOLT NOW

    06/29/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 22 replies
    06/29/12 | Me
    Many people have asked Rush Limbaugh the question, "when is it time to worry" about this country falling into the hands of miscreants who mean to squander our national strength and wealth so as to rule over us as tyrants... to which Rush has always answered, "I'll tell you when its time, it ain't time yet". What say ye now Mr. Limbaugh Many on this and other sites have wondered out loud, "when will it be time to go drastic, to the point of armed resistance if need be, to protect and preserve our liberties, free enterprise and self determination....
  • Gene Sharp: A dictator's worst nightmare

    06/28/2012 12:55:15 PM PDT · by MeganC · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon June 25, 2012 | Mairi Mackay, CNN
    ...He's been called the father of nonviolent struggle. He could be also described as a revolutionary's best friend. Or perhaps, more accurately, as a dictatorship's worst nightmare. Now 84, the American academic has dedicated most of his life to the study of the bold, some might say reckless, idea that nonviolence -- rather than violence -- is the most effective way of overthrowing corrupt, repressive regimes....
  • More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt

    06/17/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 125 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | REBEKAH KEARN
    In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit. The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first. The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to...
  • What will Romney have to do to keep from being DUMPED in Tampa?

    05/25/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 90 replies
    Commonsense | May 25, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Now that the State Primaries are almost completed, it is important to ask if Moderate Mitt from Mass. has proven himself to be able to beat unqualified, incompetent, arrogant, Marxist Obama? The RNC made the Primary Campaign rules, and so the RNC can change those same rules. No Federal Regulator will be involved, 'I guarantee it.' IF Romney has only a slight chance to win in November, THEN it is incumbent upon the RNC to DUMP Romney and choose a stellar Dark Horse, such as Rep. Allen West from Florida. Nominee Allen West would nullify Obama's race card, attack Obama"care"...
  • Op-Ed: Rethinking Early Roman Anti-Semitism

    04/16/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Aymen Jawad alTamimi
    The Jewish Revolt that led to the destruction of the Second Temple is erroneously held to be the start of Roman anti-Semitism, while it is actually more of the same - the belief Jews are sinister, evil and threatening. That anti-Jewish prejudice features among Latin authors of the early Principate cannot be doubted. For example, in the Cena Trimalchionis, which is a part of the satirical novel Satyricon, written during Nero’s reign, two freedmen- Habinnas and Trimalchio- have a discussion on the slaves they own. The former mentions a particular favorite of his, but adds that his “duo vitia” (“two...
  • Inside Wukan: the Chinese village that fought back

    12/14/2011 8:41:19 AM PST · by Dysart · 15 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12-14-2011 | Malcom Moore
    For the first time on record, the Chinese Communist party has lost all control, with the population of 20,000 in this southern fishing village now in open revolt. The last of Wukan’s dozen party officials fled on Monday after thousands of people blocked armed police from retaking the village, standing firm against tear gas and water cannons. Since then, the police have retreated to a roadblock, some three miles away, in order to prevent food and water from entering, and villagers from leaving. Wukan’s fishing fleet, its main source of income, has also been stopped from leaving harbour. The plan...
  • Thousands Rally Against Putin, Alleged Voting Fraud

    12/10/2011 12:55:36 PM PST · by Ron C. · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/10/11 | unknown
    MOSCOW – Tens of thousands of people held the largest anti-government protests that post-Soviet Russia has ever seen on Saturday to criticize electoral fraud and demand an end to Vladimir Putin's rule. Police showed surprising restraint and state-controlled TV gave the nationwide demonstrations unexpected airtime, but there is no indication the opposition is strong enough to push for real change from the prime minister or his ruling party. Nonetheless, the prime minister seems to be in a weaker position than he was a week ago, before Russians voted in parliamentary elections. His United Party lost a substantial share of its...
  • Stealing as Policy, from the Iron Curtain to Robert Byrd

    11/25/2011 4:43:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/25/2011 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    History often repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you may have a chance of seeing that reenactment with your own eyes. “Stealing from capitalists is our duty,” I repeatedly heard Nikita Khrushchev shout. “Don’t raise your eyebrows, Comrades. I intentionally used the word steal. We have a historical duty to steal from capitalists.” “Stealing from capitalists is our historical duty,” I also often heard my former boss, Nicolae Ceausescu, shout as he banged the table with true Khrushchev-like fervor. Both leaders rose to lead their countries without ever having earned a single penny...
  • Clueless in Washington!

    11/03/2011 6:45:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/3/2011 | Arash Irandoost, PhD
    In a shocking interview with Voice of America, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, provided a window to the Obama administration’s fallacious and misguided policy on Iran. Even though the Secretary admitted that she believed Iran was a “dictatorship” which was directly involved in carrying out a terror plot against the Saudi diplomat on American soil and the Islamic Republic having a long track record of terrorist activity around the world, she stated that the U.S. did not seek conflict and did not seem to have any problem in bending backward to appease the criminal and terrorist regime. Our Ambassador At...
  • Issa Probes Park Service Science Used to Shut Down Oyster Farm

    11/01/2011 1:22:58 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/1/2011 | Audrey Hudson
    A leading congressional Republican is investigating whether the National Park Service (NPS) committed “scientific misconduct” in its effort to shut down a century-old oyster farm over claims that it threatens the local seal population. Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is demanding that the Interior Department turn over certain documents to his panel to determine whether faulty information will close the Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC), which operates in California’s Point Reyes National Seashore. “It has come to my attention that scientific misconduct by National Park Service personnel may be jeopardizing the right...
  • Outspoken Education Site Celebrates 6th Birthday, Urges Americans To Demand More From Public Schools

    10/06/2011 12:29:03 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 2 replies
    FreePressRelease ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Summary: Improve-Education.org is a unique education site, with 62 lively articles on a range of intellectual topics. A major focus is explaining why public schools are mediocre and how we can do better. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA (Free-Press-Release.com) October 5, 2011 --“Explaining how American education can succeed is the main mission of Improve-Education.org,” says Bruce Price, founder of the site. “Once we understand what went wrong, then we can fix it. Truth is, most of our problems are the direct result of using flawed theories and methods.” “Here’s my fairly depressing conclusion. Our Education Establishment pretends to be...
  • Occupy Wall Street

    10/02/2011 5:30:59 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 25 replies
    The movement known as Occupy Wall Street has been going on since September 17th, 2011. It is now showing to the world that the constitutional rights of the American people do not exist. There is no right to peaceful assembly and to see NYPD at its finest acting like communist thugs, is a sign of the times and what awaits us on the horizon. The Internet is the only real news any more for everything else is in some way tainted. The majority of the news broadcasts are skipping this story of covering it very, very little. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z8MJKsCypc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL49D16CDD 9B70D7D3 It...
  • GOP leadership faces possible tea party revolt in 2012 (electoral bloodbath for both sides?)

    09/21/2011 5:52:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/21/11
    GOP leadership faces possible tea party revolt in 2012The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago Tea party activist David Lewis’s announcement Friday that he plans to mount a primary challenge to House Speaker John Boehner could indicate a larger problem for the GOP leadership, and point to restlessness among an important segment of the tea party faithful. Republican leaders face a growing perception among some tea party factions that they are not interested in holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire on spending. Some say the Republicans talked a good game going into the 2010 midterms but have failed...
  • Extravagant’ Spending, $16 Muffins Found at Justice Department Meetings

    09/20/2011 9:06:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    Nutty News ^ | 9/20/2011 | Seth Stein
    U.S. Justice Department agencies spent too much for food at conferences, in one case serving $16 muffins and in another dishing out beef Wellington appetizers that cost $7.32 per serving, an audit found. “Some conferences featured costly meals, refreshments, and themed breaks that we believe were indicative of wasteful or extravagant spending,” the Justice Department’s inspector general wrote in a report released today. The inspector general reviewed a sample of 10 Justice Department conferences held between October 2007 and September 2009 at a cost of $4.4 million. The Justice Department spent $73.3 million on conferences in fiscal 2009, compared with...
  • Conservative revolt casts doubt on House GOP plan

    07/26/2011 10:30:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative Republicans on Tuesday balked at House leaders' pleas to stop whining and back their plan to slash spending and increase the nation's borrowing ability, throwing into doubt the GOP's proposal to rescue the nation from an unprecedented government default. ... Flanked by conservative colleagues, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told reporters he could not back the Boehner proposal and said it doesn't have the votes to pass. In a two-step plan, Boehner is pressing for a vote on Wednesday and a second vote Thursday on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. "We think there are real problems...
  • Government Seizes Control of Energy Reporting

    06/22/2011 6:33:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/22/2011 | Thomas D Segal
    The Day Freedom Dies - Harlingen, Texas, June 21, 2011: It was 38 years ago that a group of journalist acquaintances gathered in my Manila, Philippines hotel room to tell me about the arrest of another friend who had written with disfavor about the Marcos government. They were not even allowed to visit or correspond with him in any way. These writers also showed me how newspapers and television presented events in their country that was living under martial law. Nothing reflecting disfavor of the government could be printed or voiced. Now we fast forward to this morning’s newspaper in...
  • Elections in the Muslim World, Be Careful What You Wish For

    04/04/2011 6:24:03 AM PDT · by bsaunders
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | April 4, 2011 | B Saunders
    There has been fluctuating levels changing with each news report or editorial last seen of the possibility that the Muslim countries where leaders are under siege or have already stepped down will soon be holding democratic elections to decide the makeup of their governing bodies and leaders. Much of the reaction to the already planned elections in Egypt and the tantalizing possibilities of elections in even more Muslim countries have been widely positive despite absolutely no indication that such elections will turn out to the advantage of the Western democratic based governments and peoples. One need only look back at...
  • Get Ready For The Spending Revolt!

    04/02/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 1+ views
    California: Talks on a budget have collapsed, but is this a disaster or an opportunity? We say the latter. It's time for a showdown between the people and public-sector interests. Jerry Brown should have known better. Maybe — privately — he did. But whatever California's governor really thought about the prospects of getting voters to go along with his tax plan, he now has to think about a Plan B. This past week, he officially broke off negotiations with Republicans whose votes he needed to put a measure on the June ballot to extend expiring tax and fee increases for...
  • Egypt has a new dictator

    03/25/2011 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Scottmkiv · 18 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 3/25/11 | Jeff Meek
    The NYT artcile linked below takes on the air of child-like wonder when the author seems to ponder how it is that the "young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force" DUH! RPR and most other rational, intelligent observers noted the Muslim Brotherhood was the only truly prepared to assume the mantle of power in a post-Mubarak Egypt, and that, it appears, is exactly what's happening. Despite the crying and wailing, secular Egyptians are doomed to loose this fight. The Egyptians do not, and have never had, a culture of Liberty....