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  • Contraceptive “compromise” worse than original mandate: Eliminates any exceptions

    02/10/2012 10:36:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Jill ^ | 2/10/2012 | Jill Stanek
    UPDATE, 12:14p: More evidence the “compromise” stinks: Planned Parenthood likes it. UPDATE, 12:02p: From a House source: This “new policy” is a distinction without a difference.  The services the religious organization opposes won’t be listed in the contract, but the insurance companies will give it the employees anyway.  Insurance companies will justify providing the coverage that the religious charity opposes by swearing that birth control coverage doesn’t actually cost anything because it’s cheaper than pregnancy services, so it’s just a free perk. The administration will argue that people of faith should be fine with this arrangement, because they can tell...
  • Testing Our Country to Destruction

    02/08/2012 9:00:30 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies ^ | 02-09-12 | stolinsky
      Testing Our Country to Destruction David C. Stolinsky Feb. 9, 2012 Years ago, car magazines tested tires. I mean they tested them. In addition to the usual on-the-car tests of handling and braking, they also tested high-speed endurance. They mounted the tire on a laboratory wheel; adjusted the pressure, temperature, and load; and then slowly increased the speed as the tire spun on a roller. Eventually the tread would separate or spin off chunks of rubber, or the sidewall would burst. The endpoint was the destruction of the tire. Thus if a tire flew apart at 120 miles...
  • Cuban Communists to consider term limits for leaders

    01/27/2012 10:49:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:53pm EST | Rosa Tania Valdes
    HAVANA—Cuba's Communist Party will consider reforms this weekend that could impose term limits on its leaders in what would be a striking change on an island that Fidel Castro ruled for 49 years and was succeeded by his brother. President Raul Castro said in an April Communist Party congress that this conference, which starts on Saturday and is the first in the party's history, would consider limiting Cuban leaders to two five-year terms. The party has said it was also pondering age limits for high-ranking officials as it tries to bring younger people into its aging leadership. … The party...
  • A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

    01/27/2012 8:58:28 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    The Catholic Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2012 | Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
    A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict January 26, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. The federal government, which claims to be “of, by, and for the people,” has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people – the Catholic population and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful. The U.S. Department...
  • G Edward Griffin Says There's No Place to Hide

    01/18/2012 2:44:47 PM PST · by appeal2 · 7 replies ^ | 01/18/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    G. Edward Griffin joined us today. For those not familiar with his work, he wrote the definitive book on the Federal Reserve--The Creature From Jekyll Island, which details the shady dealings that went on to pass the Federal Reserve Act through Congress. Unfortunately too few people are familiar with this tale. Griffin has remained active in the debate and believes that everything that's going on right now is a prelude to The New World Order and universal totalitarianism. When faced with the decision to Get out of Dodge or to fight to restore the greatness of America, Griffin believes that...
  • 10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The Free

    01/15/2012 2:32:16 PM PST · by lechtellhavel · 37 replies
    Washington Post & Turley Blog ^ | 15 January 2012 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    Chinese proverb: “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.” We seem as a country to be in denial as to the implications of these laws and policies. Whether we are viewed as a free country with authoritarian inclinations or an authoritarian nation with free aspirations (or some other hybrid definition), we are clearly not what we once were.
  • Final Implementation of Obama Dictatorship in Progress on all levels

    01/08/2012 10:45:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CFO ^ | 1/8/12 | Sher Zieve
    I have warned and written about this particular subject for over three years—since before Obama was elected—aka “coronated.“ It is only now that many others finally seem to be getting the message. However, this is not something to be criticized. It is to be applauded, as it means they are finally and inexorably awakening to the truth. They are to be applauded and not insulted. I noticed this morning that—after a few of the latest Obama assaults on the US Constitution and liberties of We-the-People—some in the media
  • Resisting Hitler's Rise 'In the Garden of Beasts'

    12/31/2011 12:17:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | December 29, 2011
    When University of Chicago professor William Dodd assumed the post of U.S. ambassador to Germany in 1933, he hoped for an undemanding position that would allow him spare time to write a book. At the time, few in the United States or Europe considered then-Chancellor Adolf Hitler a serious threat, and few expected him to remain in power long. Dodd was no exception, says Erik Larson, author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. Having studied in Germany as a college student in the 1890s, Dodd began his term as ambassador with...
  • Obama Stimulus Failed to Create Jobs Allows Government to Snoop into Your Child’s Infomation

    12/29/2011 9:52:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit /New York Post ^ | December 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It figures. The Obama-Pelosi stimulus package failed in its objective to create jobs. It added a trillion dollars to the national debt and didn’t even dent the record unemployment rate. But it did allow the government to snoop into personal information about your child. The New York Post reported: ...The department has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. Although current federal law prohibits this, the department decided to ignore Congress and, in effect, rewrite the law. Student privacy and parental authority will...
  • How the feds are tracking your kid

    12/28/2011 12:50:16 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/11 | EMMETT MCGROARTY & JANE ROBBINS
    Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent? Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a...
  • How the feds are tracking your kid (more than just watching!)

    12/28/2011 12:15:22 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2011 | EMMETT MCGROARTY & JANE ROBBINS
    Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the government was intruding on your territory as a parent? Under regulations the Obama Department of Education released this month, these scenarios could become reality. The department has taken a giant step toward creating a...
  • New fee coming for medical effectiveness research

    12/27/2011 10:28:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less. But in the politically charged environment surrounding health care, the idea of medical effectiveness research is eyed with suspicion. The insurance...
  • America as a Totalitarian Dictatorship

    12/24/2011 5:25:40 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 61 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/24/11 | Ray Peach
    Since my first deployment to South East Asia, I have seen this great country gradually slip away. America has gone from being the world's greatest creditor nation, standing as a beacon of hope for the world, to the world's biggest debtor nation, where 42 million Americans rely on food stamps to is happening right now in front of us. Like it or not, America is a Totalitarian Dictatorship, and this article will help you understand why. After the Oklahoma City Bombing, my job required that I attend a two-day briefing on counter terrorism. At that meeting, several people from...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Kiss the Bill of Rights Goodbye

    12/08/2011 11:51:17 AM PST · by appeal2 · 21 replies ^ | 12-8-11 | Kerry Lutz
    As reported by Greg Hunter of, the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (Senate Bill 1867), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Bill,” should scare the heck out of anyone who loves the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This bill effectively hands over control to the military to arrest, torture and even kill terrorists on American soil. It also allows the military to hold suspected terrorists indefinitely without a trial or due process. This applies to both non-citizens and citizens of the United States! With this bill, you are not innocent until proven guilty. You...
  • Egypt: Forget Denial, The Totalitarians Won, Get Used to It

    12/07/2011 12:21:47 PM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/07/2011 | Barry Rubin
    “Why such inaction in the Senate? Why do the Senators sit and pass no laws? “Because the barbarians are to arrive today. What laws can the Senators pass any more? When the barbarians come they will make the laws…. Why don’t the worthy orators come as always to make their speeches, to have their say? “Because the barbarians are to arrive today; and they get bored with eloquence and orations.” – -Constantine P. Cavafy, “Waiting for the Barbarians.” (1904) Who better to sum up the situation than the great Greek poet of Egypt who wrote of the Christian decline there....
  • Hope and Change in Egypt... (Western Mass Media Apologists For Islamist Totalitarianism Alert)

    12/01/2011 5:20:45 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/02/2011 | Barry Rubin
    Much of the mass media seems to be saying, to paraphrase John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “All we are saying is give the Muslim Brotherhood a chance.” There are three arguments supporting this policy that are worth discussing in large part because the Muslim Brotherhood’s advocates don’t have any others. The first, which one hears everywhere, is that the Muslim Brotherhood is full of factions that are moderate and hip young people who want real democracy. If this were true it should be easy to prove. Here are some of the ways to do that: Who are the leaders of...
  • Let Them Eat Socialism

    11/27/2011 6:01:21 PM PST · by stolinsky · 14 replies ^ | 11-28-11 | stolinsky
      Let Them Eat Socialism David C. Stolinsky Nov. 28, 2011 A recent editorial in a leading British medical journal states, “Some patients in hospitals run by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) do not receive adequate pain relief, are not helped to go to the toilet, and are not given enough to eat or drink.” Yes, but the pain medicine they don’t receive, the care they don’t get, and the food they aren’t served are free. So the editors, who are leftists, declare that there is no reason to privatize hospitals, because that would endanger equity of care....
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Demands Obama Suspend Constitution to Create Jobs

    10/21/2011 11:50:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 90 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-18- | Dan McGinnis
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., drew heavy criticism from fellow Democrats and his Republican colleagues for demanding President Barack Obama suspend the U.S. Constitution and declare a national jobs emergency. Jackson told The Daily Caller last week that the president should use "extra-constitutional" authority to resolve the employment crisis by creating jobs outside of the normal legislative process. His comments drew immediate criticism from his primary opponent as well as other members of the House of Representatives. Former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, Jackson's Democratic opponent in next year's primary election, said he has failed to introduce a jobs bill during his...
  • Ann Coulter on Wall St. Protest: This is What ‘The Beginning of Totalitarianism’ Looks Like

    10/04/2011 11:38:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/4/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    guess you could imagine a chant with Ann Coulter going something like this: Show me what totalitarianism looks like! This is what totalitarianism looks like! That’s because the fiery conservative commentator had a theory on the Wall St. protesters. According to her, the kind of anti-capitalism rhetoric coming from the participants mirrors the beginning of “totalitarianism.” “All of those quotes could have been said in 1789 in France before the French Revolution, or the Russian Revolution, or with only slight modifications when the Nazis were coming to power, in Cuba under Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela,” she told Fox...
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...