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  • Woman Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

    11/10/2010 8:18:34 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | GeorgeDonnelly
    The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary.
  • Muslims in New York Desecrate U.S. Flag (More from the 'Moderates')

    08/25/2010 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 41 replies
    youtube ^ | July 2007 | b34nzzz
    Muslims making a spectacle of desecrating the American flag.
  • Obama tries to boost faith in US economic revival

    08/18/2010 8:06:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug. 18, 2010
    President Barack Obama held a kitchen table summit to try to restore Middle America's sinking faith in his administration's ability to revive the lackluster US economy. The souring economy and stubbornly high unemployment have seen Obama's poll numbers slump to all-time lows and they are threatening to drag down his fellow Democrats in looming mid-term elections in November. In the rustbelt city of Columbus, Ohio, Obama sat down with the Weithman family, who he said were typical of how Americans across the country were benefiting from his economic policies.
  • Health Care Premiums Are Already Soaring In Advance of Obamacare

    08/16/2010 2:58:43 PM PDT · by GailA · 76 replies · 1+ views
    FNC ^ | 8/16/10 | Bradley Blakeman
    This past month millions of Americans got notice from Blue Cross/Blue Shield providers across the country that their insurance premiums were going way up effective immediately. Here is the terse reason CareFirst/ Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Washington gave its subscribers for raising a monthly premium from $333 to $512 on a middle aged man who is healthy, is not a smoker and is not obese: "Your new rate reflects the overall rise in health care costs and we regret having to pass these additional costs on to you." Recently, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly also received a similar notice from...
  • The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

    08/13/2010 9:19:38 AM PDT · by downtownconservative · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Friday 13 August 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown By Nile Gardiner The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. While the anti-establishment Tea Party movement has gained significant ground and is now a rising and powerful political force to be reckoned with, many of the president’s own supporters as well as independents are rapidly losing faith in...
  • US Schools to Stop Teaching History; Instead Teachers Will Bash “Anglos” and Praise Islam & Castro

    08/11/2010 9:59:15 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/12/10 | Lady Liberty
    This is insane. Our nation’s schools are going to stop teaching American history. Instead teachers are going to attack “Anglos” (whitey) and praise Castro and Che. IBD reported: Schools Erase America From U.S. History Arizona’s new law that requires the police to ask people to show ID, which was just knocked out by a supremacist judge, may not be the most controversial Arizona law about illegal aliens. Gov. Jan Brewer signed another law this year that bans schools from teaching classes designed to promote solidarity among students of a particular ethnic group. This law bans classes that “promote the overthrow...
  • Congress May Bring Back The Draft

    08/01/2010 7:48:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 144 replies · 13+ views
    On July 15, 2010, Democrat Charles Rangle introduced a piece of legislation into Congress that would basically reinstate the draft (compulsory military service). H.R. 5741 will give the President of the United States the power to require all American citizens between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform either military service or civilian service in the interests of "national defense and homeland security." It would also give him the power to require citizens to join the military during wartime to meet the manpower needs of the military. In February 2009, President Barack Obama asked Congress to send him a...
  • Economic Reductionism is Good

    07/30/2010 12:37:05 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Youtube ^ | fringeelements
    fringeelements | July 08, 2010 The fashion is to say "economics can't explain all political issues" - which is an absurd idea based on a simplistic view of economics. Economics can explain all purposeful action toward a given goal. What of these goals and how do they come about? That's the realm of psychology. But beyond that, economic reductionism FTW. No need to speak of "social forces" independent of economics as if King Ludd is a giant cell and men are his organelles. Solving problems by breaking them down into individual actors... is good.
  • George Carlin Cynical About Education

    07/19/2010 4:22:51 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | July, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In one of his last concerts, George Carlin presented a bleak vision of American education: “It will never, ever, ever be fixed. It won’t get any better. Don’t look for it....The owners of this country don’t want that... The real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all important decisions. They own you. They own everything... They own all the big media companies. So they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.... They want more for themselves, and less for everybody else.... They don’t want well informed, well educated people... They...
  • White House: No attempt to stop WikiLeaks news reports

    07/26/2010 1:05:23 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 96 replies · 7+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2010 | AP
    The White House says it didn't try to stop news organizations who had access to secret U.S. military documents from publishing reports about the leaks. WikiLeaks posted 91,000 classified documents on Afghanistan Sunday. The organization's founder says he still has thousands more Afghan files to post.
  • The Man Who Would Stop the Ground Zero Mosque

    07/25/2010 9:42:10 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 44 replies · 3+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    When was the last time you heard a politician talking like Carl Paladino? Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor of New York, has come out against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. "As Governor," Paladino said Wednesday in a radio ad, "I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country." I like this guy. I really like this guy. If the Supreme Court could rule, in the notorious 2005 decision Kelo v. City of New London, that the...
  • Wikileaks Releases U.S. Afghanistan War Files; Partners With NY Times, UK Guardian, Der Spiegel

    07/25/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 193 replies · 6+ views
    Sunday, July 25, 2010 | Kristinn
    Read reports on the files at:Der SpiegelThe New York TimesThe GuardianIntro by Der Spiegel:Close to 92,000 US documents have been uncovered that shed new light on the war in Afghanistan. In an unprecedented development, close to 92,000 classified documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. SPIEGEL, the New York Times and the Guardian have analyzed the raft of mostly classified documents. They expose the true scale of the Western military deployment -- and the problems beleaguering Germany's Bundeswehr in the Hindu Kush. A total of 91,731 reports from United States military databanks relating to the war in...
  • Obama Commission Will Call for Trillions in Tax Hikes

    07/24/2010 3:35:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2010 | Floyd & Mary Beth Brown
    Obama debt commission member, Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, launched a scary trial balloon on ABC News. Gregg suggested the debt commission will likely recommend a massive $26.7 trillion tax increase. Here are Gregg's actual words: "Everything has to be on the table - there's no question about that... Erskine Bowles, one of the co-chairmen of the commission, has suggested a 75-25 split -- 75 percent of the savings being in spending, and 25 percent in revenues... I think it's likely that there will have to be a revenue component, but it should be significantly, dramatically -- and...
  • DISCLOSE Act Assault on First Amendment Continues

    07/24/2010 8:15:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 58 replies · 2+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 23, 2010 | Hans von Spakovsky
    For those of you who believe in bygone notions like free speech rights and the ability to criticize politicians when they do things like nationalize 1/5 of the U.S. economy, you better taken advantage of that while you can. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed for cloture on the DISCLOSE Act, S. 3628, which is intended to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United and impose burdensome new disclosure requirements. The cloture vote will probably occur next Tuesday in a move that avoids committee hearings. If Reid can get 60 votes, then the Schumer/Van Hollen Sedition Act...
  • PLO Flag to Fly in Washington D.C.

    07/23/2010 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 69 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 07/23/10 | INN Staff
    The United States State Department has announced to the Palestinian Authority/Palestinian Liberation Organization Mission representative in the United States that its status will be upgraded from a 'bureau' to that of a "general delegation' and that this change will allow the office in which the representation is situated to fly the PLO, now also the Palestine Authority, flag at its entrance. The upgrading, besides allowing the flag to be flown, also grants certan privileges to the delegation staff, such as diplomatic immunity, although it is not equal to embassy status. The PLO's chief representative in the United States, Maen Areikat,...
  • Obama signs sweeping bank-reform bill into law

    07/21/2010 9:21:54 AM PDT · by EBH · 48 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 07/21/2010 | Ronald D. Orol
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most historic shake-up of the regulation of U.S. banks since the Great Depression, placing new fees and limits on the nation's biggest banks, imposing new restrictions on the $450-trillion derivatives market, and crafting a major new consumer-protection division for mortgage and credit-card products. "Financial reform is not just good for consumers, it is good for the economy," Obama said at a signing ceremony with dozens of Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocates in attendance. "Passing this bill was no easy task. To get there, we had to overcome the furious lobbying of...
  • BP CEO set to resign - report

    07/20/2010 8:24:25 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 53 replies · 3+ views
    TV NZ ^ | July 21, 2010 | ONE News/Reuters
    A British newspaper is reporting embattled BP CEO, Tony Hayward, is to resign his post by October. The Times cites sources "close to BP" as saying: "Why keep utterly damaged goods on the shelf? They have to do some dramatic things to protect the company, and (Hayward's) credibility is now close to zero." However, BP spokesman Scott Dean denies the Times' report, saying Hayward is still "very much in charge". BP has been the subject of heavy international criticism since the April 20 explosion aboard its Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and triggered a massive oil spill...
  • Is Another Economics Possible? [Socialists slowly taking their masks off]

    07/19/2010 6:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 19, 2010 | Professor Nancy Folbre
    “Another World Is Possible” is the slogan of the World Social Forum, an event first convened in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2001 as a challenge to the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of the world’s political and corporate leaders in Davos, Switzerland. The possible world imagined in Brazil (and at subsequent gatherings of the World Social Forum) is based on more cooperative, sustainable, egalitarian and democratic institutions than those favored at Davos. It is designed and implemented from the bottom up rather than the top down, in opposition to both authoritarian state planning and capitalist profit maximization. “Another U.S....
  • Biden fined $219k for '08 violations

    07/17/2010 12:22:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Biden fined $219k for '08 violations By: Kenneth P. Vogel July 17, 2010 02:40 PM EDT The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a deeply discounted flight on a private jet owned by an embattled New York hedge fund, as well as for sloppy record-keeping. Biden’s campaign has indicated to the FEC that it will pay the penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve the campaign finance compliance issues, which were revealed in an audit report released Friday by the commission. Elizabeth Alexander, a spokeswoman for Biden in...
  • Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Health Records, Says HHS

    07/15/2010 4:14:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 176 replies
    CNS ^ | 7.15.10 | Matt Cover
    New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity. The obesity-rating regulation states that every American's electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.” The law also requires that these electronic health records be available--with appropriate security measures--on a national...
  • Federal Bill Puts Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the Crosshairs

    07/09/2010 2:47:58 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Friday July 9, 2010 Federal Bill Puts Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the Crosshairs WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life pregnancy centers, which focus on providing free resources and information to women in crisis pregnancies to allow them to keep their babies, are facing a new attack from pro-abortion groups, and this time through Congress. U.S. Rep. Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) are sponsoring a bill that would demand the Federal Trade Commission develop advertising rules that would restrict the ability of pro-life pregnancy centers to reach out to women with crisis pregnancies.   Maloney’s "Stop Deceptive...
  • 40,000 Illinois State Workers To Get 14% Payraises

    07/08/2010 5:06:01 AM PDT · by Leisler · 146 replies
    Fox/Chicago ^ | 07 Jul 2010, | Mike Flannery, FOX Chicago News
    Springfield, Ill. - More than 40,000 unionized state workers got a pay raise last Thursday, bringing to 7 percent the amount they're gotten since last year. These same state employees are in line for another 7 percent by next July 1, all at a cost of a half-billion tax dollars a year. It's more than the virtually bankrupt state can afford, and some Republican lawmakers say the raises need to be rolled back.
  • Fed judge: [Federal] Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    07/08/2010 2:09:02 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 116 replies · 1+ views
    AP (via MSNBC) ^ | 07/08/2010 | Denise Lavoie
    A U.S. judge in Boston has ruled that a federal gay marriage ban is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right a state to define marriage. U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro on Thursday ruled in favor of gay couples' rights in two separate challenges to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The state had argued the law denied benefits such as Medicaid to gay married couples in Massachusetts, where same-sex unions have been legal since 2004. Tauro agreed, and said the act forces Massachusetts to discriminate against its own citizens....
  • Obama's worst foreign-policy mistake

    07/05/2010 8:55:26 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | Mitt Romney
    Given President Obama's glaring domestic policy missteps, it is understandable that the public has largely been blinded to his foreign policy failings. In fact, these may have been even more damaging to America's future. He fought to reinstate Honduras's pro-Chávez president while stalling Colombia's favored-trade status. He castigated Israel at the United Nations but was silent about Hamas having launched 7,000 rockets from the Gaza Strip. His policy of "engagement" with rogue nations has been met with North Korean nuclear tests, missile launches and the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, while Iran has accelerated its nuclear program, funded...
  • Amnesty: The Largest Voter Registration Drive in US History

    07/04/2010 8:45:55 PM PDT · by starczar66 · 63 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7/02/10 | Rush Limbuagh
    ...The Democrats have lost millions of votes since Obama was immaculated. They want to try to get some of those votes back with amnesty, one way or the other... Look, I don't like saying this stuff. There's an ongoing effort to define the entire issue. We're gonna become the lowest-common-denominator country. The lowest-common-denominator country is equal to Democrats in power in perpetuity, and that's what this is.
  • Employment Situation - June 2010 (Obamaconomics = FAILURE!)

    07/02/2010 5:35:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 169 replies · 1+ views
    Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | July 2, 2010 | BLS
    Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 125,000 in June, and the unemployment rate edged down to 9.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The decline in payroll employment reflected a decrease (-225,000) in the number of temporary employees working on Census 2010. Private-sector payroll employment edged up by 83,000.
  • A Review of "End the Fed" by Ron Paul

    10/31/2009 6:32:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 702+ views
    tna ^ | 07.14.09 | Charles Scaliger
    “The entire federal government,” laments Congressman Ron Paul in his newest book, End the Fed, “is one giant toxic asset at the moment. It certainly has no business telling the private sector how to run its affairs. It is in worse financial shape than all the companies in the private sector put together.”Hard words, but Congressman Paul knows whereof he speaks. It was Ron Paul, unique among congressmen for his understanding of how a free-market economy is supposed to work, who warned repeatedly of the coming economic calamity. It was Ron Paul, too, who warned both the Bush and Obama...
  • Rand Paul compares U.S. economy to fall of Roman Empire

    07/02/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2010 | Shannon Travis
    Washington (CNN) – Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul sees economic doom possibly on the horizon for the U.S. using one of the most spectacular collapses in history to illustrate his point. Paul says there's a similarity between America's current economic situation and the fall of the Roman Empire. On Thursday, the Republican compared recent U.S. government assistance programs – such as the stimulus package – to Roman emperors giving away food and entertainment as the Roman economy collapsed. "In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor…would placate the mob with bread and circus - food and...
  • Kimmel Producers Promise Not to Hire ‘Light-Torture’ Crew Again.

    07/03/2010 3:49:28 PM PDT · by topfile · 64 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | Jul 3rd 2010 at 9:24 am | John Nolte
    NewsBusters reports that four members of the pro-life group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust got their hands on free tickets to the Jimmy Kimmel Show the other night and caused enough of a disruption during taping that the police escorted them out. The youth group is trying to call attention to that fact that on June 25th, while peacefully picketing outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, a film crew hired by the Kimmel Show turned a hot spotlight on one of their members, Ryan Bueler. It was an astonishing act of cruelty that’s just now starting to make the rounds online.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Actress Alonso Leads Protest Against Oliver Stone Film

    07/02/2010 11:07:25 PM PDT · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Wrap ^ | June 30, 2010 | Steve Pond
    The Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso will lead a protest against Oliver Stone’s documentary “South of the Border” when the filmmaker appears at a screening and Q&A for the film on Friday. In the past, Alonso has been an outspoken critic of actors Sean Penn and Danny Glover (her co-stars in “Colors” and “Predator 2,” respectively), who have expressed support for Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Both rulers are shown in a favorable light in Stone’s documentary, which the New York Times’ Stephen Holden called “a provocative, if shallow, exaltation of Latin American socialism.” “Oliver Stone is...
  • Obama: Being American is Not a Matter of Blood or Birth

    07/02/2010 9:35:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2010 | Staff
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that being American “is not a matter of blood or birth,” but said that “no matter how decent” the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. are, they should be held accountable for breaking the law. Speaking at the American University School of International Service in Washington D.C., Obama expressed an understanding for why states would pass individual anti-illegal immigration laws, but said taking such action is “ill conceived.” The president said laws, such as the one signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April, are “divisive,” put pressure on local law enforcement, burden state...
  • Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax

    06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 203 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.