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  • Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Ariz. police

    06/25/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25,2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport. “We will not be issuing detainers...
  • Civil Disobedience Is a Civic Responsibility

    04/29/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA (Retired USMCR)
    With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers effectively signed their own death warrant. The Declaration said in part "[t]hat whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [re: unalienable rights], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government ... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."...
  • The EPA Had a Bad Day at the Supreme Court

    01/10/2012 7:50:42 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Reason ^ | Jan 10 2012 | Damon Root
    Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency. At issue is whether the EPA’s use of “administrative compliance orders,” which are essentially government commands issued to property owners, should be subject to judicial review under the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause. In other words, when the EPA tells a homeowner to stop building because of a possible violation of the Clean Water Act, does that homeowner have the right to promptly challenge the EPA in court? As Robert Barnes observes in The Washington Post, “Justices across the ideological spectrum appeared troubled by...
  • Mentally Ill Flood ER as States Cut Services

    12/24/2011 9:37:50 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2011 | Yahoo News
    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - On a recent shift at a Chicago emergency department, Dr. William Sullivan treated a newly homeless patient who was threatening to kill himself. "He had been homeless for about two weeks. He hadn't showered or eaten a lot. He asked if we had a meal tray," said Sullivan, a physician at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago and a past president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians. Sullivan said the man kept repeating that he wanted to kill himself. "It seemed almost as if he was interested in being admitted." Across the country,...
  • The Beginning of the End of the 9-to-5 Workday?

    12/21/2011 6:07:22 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Time/Yahoo ^ | 12-21-2011 | DAN SCHAWBEL
    The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we're reaching a tipping point in terms of workplace flexibility, with businesses seeing the wisdom of allowing employees -- young employees especially -- to work odd hours, telecommute, and otherwise tweak the usual 9-to-5 grind. One of the top 12 trends for 2012 as named by the communications firm Euro RSCG Worldwide is that employees in the Gen-Y or "millennial" demographic -- those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 -- are overturning the traditional workday. The Business and Professional Women's Foundation estimates that...
  • Unemploymentextension/Payroll Holiday Haven't Created Jobs This Year

    12/10/2011 3:16:37 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 7 replies
    12/10/11 | originalbuckeye
    Why does Obama claim that economists say more money for Unemployment and an extension of the Payroll Tax Holiday will create jobs? It hasn't yet done so. Why will the next year be any different??
  • Why is horse racing called the "sport of kings"?

    11/29/2011 5:46:38 PM PST · by no gnu taxes · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Not going to go into what brought this topic up for me. But anyway. It seems to me it would be the sport of wise guys and semi-alcoholic losers. Wouldn't screwing over peasants be the sport of kings?
  • SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage [Jose Guerena Ortiz]

    11/27/2011 2:17:58 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/11 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jose Guerena Ortiz was sleeping after an exhausting 12-hour night shift at a copper mine. His wife, Vanessa, had begun breakfast. Their 4-year-old son, Joel, asked to watch cartoons. An ordinary morning was unfolding in the middle-class Tucson neighborhood — until an armored vehicle pulled into the family's driveway and men wearing heavy body armor and helmets climbed out, weapons ready. They were a sheriff's department SWAT team who had come to execute a search warrant. But Vanessa Guerena insisted she had no idea, when she heard a "boom" and saw a dark-suited man pass by...
  • Occupy Wall Street's Latest Plan: Refuse to Repay Student Loan Debt

    11/22/2011 2:49:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | November 22, 2011 | Brian Koenig
    Occupy Wall Street’s latest grievance centers on student loan programs and higher education reform, and the group’s most recent campaign involves a movement-wide boycott on student loan debt repayment. Early Monday afternoon, a crowd of faculty and student organizers assembled at the southeast corner of New York City's Zuccotti Park to announce Occupy Student Debt, a national initiative directed at recruiting student loan borrowers and requesting that they willfully default on their loan payments. The campaign consists of three pledges: 1. A refusal to make loan payments. This pledge will take effect after a million debtors have signed on to...
  • Steven Greenhut: Rural rebellion brewing

    10/29/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct 28, 2011 | Steven Greenhut
    Sacramento is Government Central, a land of overly pensioned bureaucrats and restaurant discounts for state workers. But way up in the North State, one finds a small but hard-edged rural populace that views state and federal officials as the main obstacles to their quality of life. These rural folks, living in the shadow of the majestic Mount Shasta, believe that they are being driven away so that their communities can essentially go back to the wild, to conform to a modern environmentalist ethos that puts wildlands above humanity. As the locals told it during the Defend Rural America conference Oct....
  • White House: Millionaire tax isn’t enough

    10/07/2011 12:25:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1+ views
    White House: Millionaire tax isn’t enough Neil Munro -- The Daily Caller 39 mins ago President Obama wants tax increases on the wealthy, regardless of whether the Democrats’ proposed millionaire tax becomes law, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday. “The president’s position has not changed” since he called for increased tax rates on individuals earning more than $250,000 per year, and for adoption of the “Buffett Rule,” Carney said during his midday press conference. Under the still-vague “Buffett Rule,” named for multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the government would ensure wealthy people could not use current features of the tax...
  • The Tax Deal Is Nothing Short Of Ronald Reagan's Notorious "Starve The Beast" Strategy

    12/16/2010 8:00:31 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/16/10 | Robert Reich
    The Tax Deal Is Nothing Short Of Ronald Reagan's Notorious "Starve The Beast" Strategy Robert Reich | Dec. 16, 2010, 2:46 PM | 1,659 | comment 50 More than thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan came to Washington intent on reducing taxes on the wealthy and shrinking every aspect of government except defense. The new tax deal embodies the essence of Reaganomics. It will not stimulate the economy. A disproportionate share of the $858 billion deal will go to people in the top 1 percent who spend only a fraction of what they earn and save the rest. Their savings are...
  • "Starve the Beast"

    06/30/2009 3:02:11 PM PDT · by jacquej · 82 replies · 4,124+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | Jun 30 2009 | Karl Denningger
    Perhaps its time. There have been a number of people on the forum talking about this, with one of the most recent converts being "iflyjetzzz". Look, we can rant and rave about market manipulation and government-sponsored games. We can petition the SEC, the FBI and Congress. We can demand that they stop it all we want. But they haven't and likely won't until and unless America gets pissed off enough to force them to act. So how do we make that happen, yet remain within the law? Its not that hard, and in the intermediate and longer-term it would be...
  • $54 Billion Shortfall: Federal Receipts Tank Again in May

    06/15/2009 11:03:41 AM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 2,211+ views
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | 6/14/09 | staff
    It’s pretty hard to dress up a disaster as something less than that, but the Associated Press’s Martin Crutsinger gave it his best shot in his report yesterday about Uncle Sam’s the May Monthly Treasury Statement, in effect understating the amount and significance of federal government’s rapidly deteriorating financial situation. With the help of dubious handling of last year’s stimulus payments in May 2008’s Treasury Statement, Crutsinger ignored serious declines in tax receipts from economic activity that are, if anything, accelerating. I’ll cover that problem in this post. Additionally, after only briefly mentioning it last month (noted at the time...
  • CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers reject money-spending legislation

    05/29/2009 7:50:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 868+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/29/9 | Jim Sanders
    Already struggling to pay the state's current bills, California lawmakers took a sledgehammer Thursday to hundreds of proposals for new money-spending programs totaling billions of dollars. The message was simple: Coffers of the nation's largest state are bare. A torrent of legislation with a cumulative price tag of nearly $213.5 billion annually was reduced to a veritable trickle that would cost the state's general fund about $9.3 million annually if all bills ultimately become law. Victims included the most expensive legislative proposal of all, Senate Bill 810, which called for creation of a state-run system to provide health care to...
  • Starve The Beast (A FR Actvism Thread to Combat the Rape of the American Taxpayer)

    02/15/2009 11:52:47 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 223 replies · 5,678+ views
    my derranged cerebrum | Feb. 15th 2009 | Mad Dawgg
    This Thread is to bring together Freepers to institute a legal way to Starve the US government of our Tax Dollars. Please add any and all suggestions to this thread for legal ways to STARVE THE BEAST! Spread the Word to your Non-Freeper Friends. Show people how to keep more of their hard earned money and get more back from Uncle Obama. OK so here goes: So you feel like its all hopeless. You feel the inmates are in charge of the asylum. Yeah its bad BUT there is something we can all do. AND it benefits yourself WHILE putting...
  • Live on Less and Love It

    11/10/2008 9:52:05 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 96 replies · 1,581+ views
    Mother Earth News ^ | October 2007 | Craig Idlebrook
    On paper, my wife and I are poor. How poor? In 2005 we made $4,303.84 combined; in 2004 we made half that. We’re in such a low tax bracket that I have trouble convincing the government of our tax return’s accuracy; they simply can’t believe Americans can live on that kind of money. Yet in many ways, we’re better off than a Wall Street banker: We’ve saved enough money to buy land without a mortgage, we have no credit cards or monthly bills, I work 20 flexible hours a week from home, and my daughter has two stay-at-home parents. Simply...
  • Operation Thrift

    11/09/2008 12:32:02 PM PST · by nomad · 100 replies · 1,013+ views
    freeper threads | 11/09/08 | nomad
    As the implications of this election have sunk in and the future has, in so many ways, become so uncertain,many have suggested ways to fight back. One, an initial reaction to the confiscatory tax policies of the new regime, was to scale back where possible.Rush Limbaugh even mentioned that he was selling a long held and cherished condo in New York in response to their impending tax hikes. But there has been no organized approach to this "tightening of our conservative belts". I propose a new freep, call it "Operation Thrift".Operation Thrift will have several goals, first and foremost is...