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  • Fat! It’s the New Smoking!

    08/01/2009 8:28:15 PM PDT · by FromLori · 37 replies · 7,041+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/31/09
    As the Most Powerful Community Organizer in the world pushes through his vision for your future healthcare, his minions are hard at work. Myriad press outlets are blaming fat folks for the rise in healthcare costs. In Obamaland, fat is the new smoking! How and what you eat is the next evil behavior to be controlled by law .
  • Obama's Pseudoscience Czar (The "Green Jobs" czar, NOT Holdren this time)

    07/21/2009 2:07:27 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 5 replies · 595+ views
    Darwin Central ^ | July 18th, 2009 | "RWA"
    DC forum member El Goodo has done some excellent detective work on Obama’s so-called economic czars, wading through dirty pools that other so-called muckrakers refuse to tread. The first person he’s looked into is “green jobs” czar Van Jones. In typical Wikipedia fashion, the checkered past and political extremism of a politically liberal public figure is almost completely discarded and that which is left is played down. As noted by El Goodo, Jones is a former communist who was radicalized by the 1992 Los Angeles riots and has continued to associate himself with groups on the far left, including the...
  • 14-year jail for SMS joke on Pakistani president

    07/19/2009 11:24:24 AM PDT · by ketelone · 10 replies · 494+ views
    IANS ^ | 19 July 2009 | Unknown
    14-year jail for SMS joke on Pakistani president IANS 19 July 2009, 08:52pm IST ISLAMABAD: It would seem that in Pakistan, there is nothing you need to watch out for more than making a joke about President Asif Ali Zardari by SMS (Short Messaging Service). If you mistakenly, or just for fun, share with a friend one of the hundreds of derisory jokes about the leader floating around electronically, you could get a 14-year prison sentence. Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik announced last week that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been tasked to trace SMS (or text messages) and...
  • Big brother is watching: The technologies that keep track of you

    07/15/2009 1:54:11 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 532+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | July 2, 2009 | Claudine Beaumont
    The furore around the Chinese government’s Green Dam software has raised the issue of the way modern technology is used to monitor our daily lives. Here, we list seven of the technologies that can be used to keep track of your movements. CCTV Closed-circuit television cameras were first used in Germany in 1942 to remotely monitor the launch of V2 rockets. Since then, CCTVs have become one of the most contentious pieces of technology in public use. The government and law enforcement agencies claim the use of video monitoring technology can help reduce crime and improve public safety; critics argue...
  • Obama Resolutely Turning US into Third World Country

    06/24/2009 8:55:29 PM PDT · by FromLori · 20 replies · 822+ views
    On a one-man and multi-Czar mission to turn the USA into--at least--a third world country, Obama is in the process of taking over all major US industries--thus far, he’s commandeered the auto industry and banking. He is now going after the creme de la creme--healthcare and the attendant Insurance companies. ObamaControl of this industry will give him ultimate power over all of us. During a recent speech to the American Medical Association (AMA), he said: ‚"What accounts for the bulk of our costs is the nature of the healthcare delivery system.” Translation: ‚"I don’t like this entire US system and...
  • CNN's Dobbs Interviews Fmr Inspector Gen Who Charges Obama Sending 'Chilling Message'

    06/19/2009 12:53:02 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 38 replies · 2,483+ views
    newsbusters ^ | June 19, 2009 | By Brad Wilmouth
    GERALD WALPIN All I know is that what was done was wrong, and it was done, I think, to send a chilling message to all inspectors general that they should not touch any hot topics. LOU DOBBS: Not to touch any hot topics, by which- WALPIN: I mean topics that may be close to somebody who is at the pinnacle of power.
  • HR 2749: Totalitarian Control of the Food Supply

    06/18/2009 5:27:24 AM PDT · by FromLori · 56 replies · 2,570+ views
    Farm Wars ^ | 6/17/09
    A new food safety bill is on the fast track in Congress-HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. The bill needs to be stopped. HR 2749 gives FDA tremendous power while significantly diminishing existing judicial restraints on actions taken by the agency. The bill would impose a one-size-fits-all regulatory scheme on small farms and local artisanal producers; and it would disproportionately impact their operations for the worse. HR 2749 does not address underlying causes of food safety problems such as industrial agriculture practices and the consolidation of our food supply. The industrial food system and food imports are...
  • Police 'arrest innocent youths for their DNA', officer claims[UK]

    06/04/2009 5:26:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 813+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04 June 2009 | Murray Wardrop
    Officers are targeting children as young as 10 with the aim of placing their DNA profiles on the national database to improve their chances of solving crimes, it is claimed. The alleged practice is also described as part of a "long-term crime prevention strategy" to dissuade youths from committing offences in the future. The claim comes amid widespread criticism of government proposals to store DNA profiles of innocent people, including some children, on the database for up to 12 years. Civil liberty campaigners have condemned the tactic of as "diabolical" and said it showed contempt for children's freedom. A Metropolitan...
  • Pelosi’s Eco-Totalitarianism

    06/01/2009 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 4 replies · 377+ views
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently met with Beijing officials to secure international agreement about tighter restrictions on economic activity in order to deal with perceived global warming. Happily, China’s regime over the past three decades has been moving away from its Maoist cult and totalitarian communism and towards more freedom, most notably in its economy. Thus Beijing officials are reluctant to strangle economic freedom and, as a result, slow economic growth with such restrictions. Sadly, it looks like Pelosi has picked up the totalitarian sword and is bringing it back with her to wield against Americans in the name of...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's America

    05/28/2009 4:43:16 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies · 765+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | May 27, 2009 | El Rushbo
    Sonia Sotomayor's America is a land in which the rule of law would be turned into the rule of empathy, where quotas would triumph over merit, rogue bureaucrats could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, free thinkers could be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is and is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy. President Obama is still our president, but he shouldn't be able to reach out from...
  • Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan (Flush the Constitution!)

    05/21/2009 8:05:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 350 replies · 17,187+ views
    NY Slimes (Page A18!!!) ^ | 5/21/2009 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said. The discussion, in a 90-minute meeting in the Cabinet Room that included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and other top administration officials, came on the eve of a much-anticipated speech Mr. Obama is to give Thursday on a number of thorny...
  • Enforced “Diversity” will make Britain “First Modern Soft Totalitarian State”

    05/06/2009 11:18:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 920+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/6/09 | Hillary White
    A deliberate campaign to enforcce “diversity” and political correctness by “unelected or quasi-governmental bodies” is turning Britain into the “the first modern soft totalitarian state”, an Australian political science expert and author says. Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch, an Australian historian, author, poet, lecturer, journalist, editor, and lawyer, has warned in an editorial in the Australian that while there may as yet be no concentration camps or gulags in Britain, “there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.” He points to the dozens of cases...
  • Obama's Unconstitutional, Totalitarian Thuggery on Chrysler

    05/04/2009 4:40:12 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 4, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Liberals and other assorted Obama butt-kissers will want to shield their eyes. This is not going to be pretty. As you may have heard, and as we discussed in last week's podcast, Obama is trying to strongarm Chrysler's secured creditors into giving up their claims, "for the best interest of the State." From Financial Times. An Obama administration official said: “It is neither in the interest of Chrysler’s senior lenders nor the country for them to advance a proposal that would yield them an unjustified return ... Since it is very much in the creditors' interest to get exactly what...
  • BHO Is NOT A Fascist, He Is A Socialist

    04/22/2009 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Welcome2thejungle · 44 replies · 2,555+ views
    April 22,2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    I have often thought the term 'facist' is used a little too freely, more often than not by liberals and leftists who have called me a fascist on many occaisions. I have even seen BHO referred to as a fascist by conservatives, some here on this website. I think fascism is all too often confused with socialism. Although they have much in common, fascism and socialism are not twins, but they are cousins. Both ideologies originated in Europe and both ideologies advocate a strong, powerful central government which controls the economy and many other facets of the state as well....
  • National service bill clears Congress (The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act)

    03/31/2009 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies · 8,813+ views
    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday to strengthen national service by increasing funding for thousands of volunteers. The House approved 275-149 the Senate-passed Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. "Just one month ago, in his address to Congress, President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation 'to encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and future generations,'" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act is on its way to his desk to become law." Obama...
  • Congress expands ways for Americans to help others

    03/31/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT · by AH_LiveRight · 43 replies · 1,214+ views
    AP via Yahoo finance ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ann Sanner
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Americans, from teenagers to baby boomers, soon will get a fresh chance to lend a helping hand in a time of need after Congress voted Tuesday to expand ways for people to serve the country and each other. The House voted 275-149 for a $5.7 billion bill that takes ambitious steps on public service, including tripling the number of positions in the Clinton-era AmeriCorps program, its largest expansion since the agency's creation in 1993, and establishing a fund to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers. Congress was sending the bill to...
  • Obama didn't ask Congress about ousting Wagoner

    03/30/2009 1:08:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 104 replies · 2,909+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/09 01:53 PM [ET] | Ian Swanson
    President Obama didn’t want any advice from Congress on the decision to ask GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, according to Carl Levin (D), Michigan’s senior senator. “He didn’t ask us about it, he informed us,” Levin told reporters in a conference call Monday afternoon. “The president said he’d already decided.” Levin said he and three other lawmakers were informed of the decision in a phone call Obama made from the Oval Office. Obama told the members of Congress that Wagoner needed to resign so that the administration could show the public it was making an effort at a fresh...
  • Global Television for Our Future Global Leader

    02/09/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 9, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Surprise and even shock were among the reactions to my recent column about how elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, were considering a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of "global governance." It sounded authoritarian, even totalitarian, to some. Here are more of the troubling details. The media proposal, which was included in "The Global Agenda 2009" report, is to create "a new global network" with "the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each...
  • Census Power Grab?

    02/07/2009 10:51:14 PM PST · by Danae · 99 replies · 6,055+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Feb 7, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    By Matthew Vadum Saturday, February 7, 2009 With all of Washington and most of the media mesmerized by debate on the porkulus bill, little attention has been paid to what appears to be an unconstitutional power grab by President Obama. The Obama administration reportedly wants the U.S. Census to be run directly out of the White House, as opposed to by a politically insulated official within the Department of Commerce. This would apparently be unprecedented and unlawful because federal law provides that the Census must be administered by the Commerce Department. Former Census director Bruce Chapman warns that no good...
  • Europe placates foes of freedom

    01/31/2009 5:46:27 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-01-31 | Salim Mansur
    Europe, or a significant segment of Europe, unfailingly discloses its frequent willingness to appease totalitarian foes of freedom. In modern times Europe gladly has served as a cradle of fascism on the right, communism on the left and in between all sorts of variations of the two, joined at the hip with a common blood-soaked bigotry directed at Jews. Since 9/11, and despite Muslim terrorists striking on European soil, that segment of Europe ready to appease any totalitarian assault on freedom has contorted itself to accommodate the Islamist agenda. The latest evidence of this is the Amsterdam Court of Appeal's...