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  • Why Your Highway Has Potholes

    04/16/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 15, 2012, 5:59 p.m. ET
    Nothing shows off the worst of Congress like a highway bill. And this year's scramble for cash is worse than ever because the 18.4˘ a gallon gasoline tax will raise $70 billion less than the $263 billion Congress wants to spend over the next five years. Let the mayhem ensue. The Senate has passed a two-year $109 billion bill sponsored by Barbara Boxer of California that bails out the highway trust fund with general revenues, including some $12 billion for such nonessentials as the National Endowment for the Oceans and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The bill requires little...
  • Guilty Or Not.Black Panthers&Flash Mobs Will Commit Crimes Because Obama Is President.

    04/16/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 10 replies
    We have seen the pattern over the last two or so years. Blacks feel they can commit crimes and get away with it so long as they have a black president. The flash mob incidents are a perfect example. Hey, lets go rob CVS,Obama gave us permission!It's actually part of the "Obama Fairness Doctrine". And If Zimmerman goes to jail, Black Panthers will still hunt down a few white people. It's a no win situation.But can you imagine if a black youth hunted down a white youth and shot him dead? All hell would of broken loose if the black...
  • DHS Introduces Green Police

    04/16/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | April 13, 2012 | Raven Clabough
    The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will be creating an “environmental justice” unit that will be overseeing environmental regulations, alongside local governments. The unit’s role of enforcing environmental regulations has prompted critics to refer to the new department as the “green police.” The DHS defines environmental justice as “the commitment of the Federal Government … to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority populations and low-income populations.”
  • Australia to ban scientific debate on climate change – report

    04/16/2012 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Investigate Magazine NZ ^ | April 13, 2012 | John Sullivan
    Australian government endorses Report banning publication of all but government approved science; proof if it were needed that Australian politics and post-normal science is in crisis. In a shocking story If It Can Happen Down Under by Hal G.P.Colebatch (American Spectator, April 4, 2012) citizens are gearing up for a “head-on assault on Australia’s entire political culture of liberty and democracy.” In effect, the Australian Labor Party and extreme leftist Greens are preparing to make law the 470-page Finkelstein Report to ban from it’s borders those scientists and free-thinkers that are increasingly congregating to the maverick independent global science community,...
  • Cartoons: Obama (a glossary of terms)

    04/16/2012 8:04:01 AM PDT · by opineapple · 2 replies
    source: The Lefty Lexicon
  • Someone is using my husband's Social Security Number (plz help us, vanity)

    04/16/2012 6:32:07 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 56 replies
    About three weeks ago, my husband received a call from a woman verifying applications for food stamps in Palm Beach County, Florida. The lady on the phone, my husband and I quickly learned that someone in PBC had used my husband's ssn on an application requesting food stamps. My husband informed the lady that we have not lived in south FL since 2004, and that we've since been residing in Texas. She and my husband each thanked the other for the information, and she recommended we contact the Jupiter police department to file a report. Over the next few weeks,...
  • Full Civic Literacy Exam

    04/15/2012 11:10:29 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 89 replies
    Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Educating for Liberty ^ | Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Educating for Liberty
    Full Civic Literacy Exam (from our 2008 survey) Are you more knowledgeable than the average citizen? The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better? Questions were drawn from past ISI surveys, as well as other nationally recognized exams.
  • DNC Convention:What Can Speakers Say Regarding Economic Recovery?It's Going To Laughable.

    04/15/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 25 replies
    Have any of you given thought regarding what the likes of Wasserman,Congresswomen Waters and Joe Biden may say at the Convention? Then again, what can they say? Wouldn't you think that any "Grand Speech" would start off with "When Obama Took Office In 2009"? then go into the statistics of that time. They can't brag about/compare any economic statistic. Unemployment,Deficit&Debt are so much worse! That pretty much leaves them with nothing formittable to say about Obama. And they claim "Obama Stopped The Bleeding"? Yah! Try and spin that one off. !! The 2012 DNC Convention will be more like the...
  • Obama Promised To Rebuild Joplin.Well,How Is The Infastructure Coming Along?

    04/15/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 12 replies
    Remember last spring/early summer when Obama made that speech about rebuilding Joplin and bringing it back to life? So what has happened since? The Government was already beyond broke at the time, many residents moved in with friends/relatives, others took their insurance money and likely built a home elsewhere. If Joplin has really made a turn-around over the last year, wouldn't Obama be there now delivering one of his "Look At What I Did" Speeches? Can any of you tell us what Joplin looks like now?
  • Taranto: Isn't It Romantic?

    04/15/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Bill C of BDroppings · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/2012 | James Taranto
    At the same time, there is good reason for males (men as well as boys) to be more fearful of sex than females. Contemporary reproductive technology and law place all the burden for unwanted pregnancy on them. Between the pill and abortion, women have complete control over the reproductive process. They can avoid or end any unwanted pregnancy, and the man involved has no say in the matter. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the U.S. Supreme Court went so far as to hold that a married woman has the constitutional right to abort her husband's child without even telling...
  • Jesus Talks Taxes - Vanity

    04/15/2012 6:12:14 AM PDT · by TruthBeforeAll · 5 replies
    The Bible | 80–90 AD | Matthew
    When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?” Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And...
  • Meet Allan Hill, the man who lives In DetroitÂ’s abandoned Packard Auto Plant

    04/14/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 27 replies ^ | Apr 13, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of Detroit "ruin porn" is it inherently ignores the very real people who still live in the city. Now there's a convergence the amazing story of Allan Hill, the man who legally lives inside the city's abandoned Packard Auto Plant. What's most surprising about this moving mini-documentary is Hill's "quality of life" doesn't look as terrible as you'd imagine, nor does his reasoning for choosing to stay in the largest abandoned factory in the world seem so unsound. The whole creation is a huge gut-check to our biases. Yes, the Packard Plant is so giant and...
  • The iPad Answer

    04/14/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 23 replies
    I was struck by a comment by one of our Freepers - ClearCase_guy, notably because I've said much the same thing here and there. ClearCase_guy said, "Sometimes I wish the Republicans would put both the economic and social issues on the back burner. We probably need to spend 4 years just HAMMERING the propaganda industry, the media, and the educational establishment. Just expose them all as manipulative liars with no principles of any kind. We aren't going to fix the economic or social problems until the sheeple smarten up and realize how deeply immoral our society has become. " ClearCase...
  • Does Anyone Here Have The Real Facts On Obama's Chances In Ohio And Pennsylvania?

    04/14/2012 11:39:17 AM PDT · by Reality_News · 46 replies
    Never mind the laughable polls coming from MSNBC/ABC and the rest. There must be thousands of residents in the rust belt who can tell us the real deal. The White House must know the real internal polls,obviously thats why they are accusing the GOP of being anti-woman,along with Hillary Rosen displaying her jealous feelings towards the next First Lady. So can any of you give us the real feelings towards Obama coming from Pennsylvania and Ohio? It looks like Obama has already lost the entire south. Obama can't win without Pennsylvania,Ohio and Florida(of course,we all know that).So if you live...
  • Why were 10 dead bodies found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement? (Ambassador's London residence)

    04/14/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 14, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Why were 10 dead bodies found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement? In 1998, a group called the Friends of Benjamin Franklin House began renovations on Franklin's London residence, No. 36 Craven Street, and discovered a nasty surprise: 1,200 pieces of bone from 10 bodies, six of which were children. And the bodies were buried in the basement around the time Franklin was living in the house. No, Franklin didn't engage in a murder spree in between penning Poor Richard's Almanack and flying kites in lightning storms. In fact, it's unlikely that the bodies were murder victims at all. The bones were...
  • Unusual obituary becomes internet sensation (take THAT, you Democrats!)

    04/14/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by WayneM · 22 replies
    The Mail Online (UK) ^ | 14APR12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    He enjoyed 'booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died' An outrageously unrepentant obituary has caused a wry smile to emerge on many people's faces across the United States. Penned before his death, Michael ‘Flathead’ Blanchard's memoriam makes clear that he held no truck for water-carriers or time wasters. -------- Blanchard, Michael "Flathead" 1944 ~ 2012 A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a...
  • Reports: Ex-Bee Gee Robin Gibb gravely ill in hospital with pneumonia

    04/14/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2012
    LONDON (AP) — Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital, British media reported Saturday. The Sun newspaper reported that 62-year-old Gibb is in a coma, citing a family friend.
  • Investigation Re-Opened into Shooting Death of Mark Howard

    04/14/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 16 replies ^ | Date Posted : 2011-08-29 | Panda
    Recently on internet radio show Center Stage the topic was DOES THE CASTLE DOCTRINE JUSTIFY THE MURDER OF MARK HOWARD. The family of Mark Howard were guests and came armed with the 911 tape, autopsy report, incident report and crime scene photos. They say the evidence proves their brother was murdered and WCPD is involved in a cover-up.
  • At Sharpton Event, Girls Grill Hip-Hop Radio CEO: You ‘Play Music That Degrades Us’…

    04/13/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News ^ | April 13, 2012 | Penny Star
    Two young ladies who are leaders in youth groups for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) grilled a radio executive about his lucrative hip hop music programming, asking whether it was any different than drug dealers making money and why would the executive promote material that “degrades us and dumbs our African American people down just to make money?” At the NAN convention in Washington, D.C., a panel discussion was held entitled “Media Race” that was led by MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton, who founded NAN, and included Alfred C. Liggins III, the CEO of Radio One, the seventh largest...
  • Islamic ‘Adult Breastfeeding’ Fatwas Return

    04/13/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 13th, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Back in May 2007, Dr. Izzat Atiya, head of Al Azhar University’s Department of Hadith, issued a fatwa, or Islamic legal decree, saying that female workers should “breastfeed” their male co-workers in order to work in each other’s company. According to the BBC:He said that if a woman fed a male colleague “directly from her breast” at least five times they would establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work. “Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage,” he ruled. “A woman at...