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  • Bible Publisher not a 'religious employer'

    10/08/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | Washington Times
    The Obama administration is claiming that a dedicated Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material is insufficiently religious to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate in the president’s health-care overhaul. According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia by Tyndale House Publishers, the company has been refused a “religious employer” exemption because the Health and Human Services Department categorically maintains that any for-profit publisher is not a “religious employer.” The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Tyndale, called the rule an unconstitutional and arbitrary threat to religious freedom.
  • The US Government Today Has More Data On The Average American Than The Stasi Did On East Germans

    10/05/2012 7:07:19 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 10/03/12 | TechDirt
    We've written plenty about how the US government has been quite aggressive in spying on Americans. It has been helped along by a court system that doesn't seem particularly concerned about the 4th Amendment and by the growing ability of private companies to have our data and to then share it with the government at will. Either way, in a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who's been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that puts much of this into context: the US surveillance regime has more data...
  • Obama’s Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obama’s plans for Ohio’s suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohio’s Democrats bail out your state’s struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. It’s a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohio’s suburbs. It...
  • First Lady Lauds Obama’s Imperial Presidency

    10/07/2012 10:42:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged voters to reelect her husband “so he can continue to bypass congressional obstruction and keep America on the path to true social justice.” Michelle described her husband’s frustrations with “a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward,” but praised his willingness “to go outside the traditional limits on presidential power to plow new ground on how this nation will be ruled in the future.” “So far, I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around Congress,” Michelle boasted. “He’s issued, I think, about 900 Executive Orders in less...
  • Nevada energy sends armed men to disconnect power – just for opting out (Smart Meter)

    10/06/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Renfield · 26 replies
    The Watchers ^ | 9-21-2012 | Adonai
    Nevada is supposedly one of those states with a smart meter ‘opt out’ policy. On the ground, however, the reality is a little different. Mona Orkoulas lives in the mountains outside Las Vegas, Nevada, where she works in real estate. Like many Americans she has been impacted by the downturn in the economy and is struggling to make ends meet. Mona was born in the US and raised by an Egyptian/ Greek family. She has always paid her bills on time, and makes protecting her health a priority. For years Mona worked on humanitarian projects in the Middle East: drilling...
  • Another Commie Skeleton In Chairman Obama's Closet

    10/05/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep of Middling Worth By Day, Right Wing Avenger By Night | 10/5/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, The Daily Caller released an unedited video of America's First Foreign Born President, Barack Hussein Obama, giving a speech (in what Ann Coulter accurately calls his "Malcolm X voice") at Hampton College in 2007. In this video, the future Chairman Obama yapped about a lot of things, from accusing the US government of letting black folks suffer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to how wonderful Jew hater Jeremiah Wright is. In short, it was a glimpse into the evil and hatred that makes up the former Barry Soetoro. Now, for most Conservatives, much of what was revealed wasn't...
  • Clover Korean War vet gets 30 days in jail for junk on property

    10/05/2012 10:12:14 AM PDT · by oldernittany · 21 replies
    Herald Online (Pennsylvania) ^ | 10/4/2012 | Andrew Dys
    Johnny Ramsey, the 79-year-old Korean War veteran who collected and sold junk to pay for medications for his ailing wife, said just minutes before court Thursday evening: “If I have to go to jail, I guess I am ready.” ....Clover Police officers handcuffed Ramsey – whose nephew is a sheriff’s deputy, whose son is in Afghanistan on his fourth deployment to war – and walked him outside the court building and put him in a police car.
  • Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    10/05/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 103 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls. The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly...
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...'

    10/05/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "[Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a Congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,” she said. “But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • The Cleveland Clinic, cited as a "model" by Obama, is actually illegal under Obamacare

    10/04/2012 4:20:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    wyblog.us ^ | Oct 4 2012 | wyblog.us - NOT MY BLOG - H.G!
    The Cleveland Clinic is owned by doctors. But thanks to Obamacare it's illegal for doctors to own hospitals. Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding. It has already halted the development of 24 new physician-owned hospitals and forced an additional 47 to struggle to meet the deadline to complete construction, according to the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA). You couldn't build the Cleveland Clinic today if you wanted to.
  • Senate Panel: Homeland Security Data Centers Mainly Terrorize Citizens

    10/04/2012 10:55:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    dailytech ^ | - October 3, 2012 7:33 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Report finds that while the centers may lead to civil liberties violations, they don't do much to catch terroristsIn a new 146-page report released by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, a bipartisan panel of senators calls into question the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) claims that so-called "Fusion" data centers have successfully been employed to stop terrorists. I. Surprise! The Fed. Government Wasted Taxpayer Money on Abusive Scheme While the DHS claimed that the centers were used to stop the Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi's 2009 plot to bomb the New York subway, the Senate "could identify nothing that uncovered a terrorist threat,...
  • Michelle: 'Barack Has Done Phenomenal Job Working Around Congress'

    10/03/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12
    MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have...
  • No, Mr. Obama, We Don't "Belong" to the Government

    10/03/2012 10:32:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    townhall ^ | October 03, 2012 | reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama made a major gaffe when he recently said that we are owned, or "belong to", government. In the United States the government is supposed to "belong to" the people instead of the other way around as he suggests. We the people are supposed to own the government and tell it what to do. Obama and other elitists believe that government exists to control our personal lives and even tell us how much we can eat or drink. Some government controls are necessary to prevent people from harming others. Government needs to restrict sale of some substances that...
  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    10/03/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-2-12 | MATT APUZZO and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON—A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control. What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found. The lengthy, bipartisan report is a scathing evaluation of what the Department...
  • Lawless Obama Tells Contractors Its OK To Break Law To Get Him Reelected

    10/03/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Corruption: Our lawless president tells defense contractors they can break the law requiring politically inconvenient layoff notices caused by sequestration defense cuts, and the taxpayers will pay their legal bills. When President Obama took the oath of office, he swore to uphold the Constitution and see that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed. He lied, and that lie was exposed in the administration's weekly document dump last Friday. It included a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to obey the law and that, if they don't, U.S. taxpayers will foot their legal bills...
  • Mississippi gopher frog habitat designation called 'land grab'

    10/02/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    The Associated Press/Mississippi Press ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | The Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- A property rights nonprofit says the federal government made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in St. Tammany Parish as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog. ... "This case is about a federal land grab in one parish in Louisiana -- but it's also about property rights from coast to coast," attorney M. Reed Hopper of the Pacific Legal Foundation said in a news release Monday. "Never before have federal officials attempted to rope off private property as 'critical habitat' for a species, where the land is manifestly not...
  • The government's war at home

    09/29/2012 2:24:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 September, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    A professor at the United States Military Academy (generally referred to simply as West Point) has recently published an article about "far right violence," naming "anti-federalists" as one of the "three trends of far right violence in the United States." Professor Perliger explains that the "anti-federalist trend" to which he refers is "usually identified in the literature as the 'militia' or 'patriot' movement." In other words, he is teaching our military cadets that anti-federalists--the ideological descendants of George Mason, Patrick Henry and other "extremists"--along with militias (that which the Bill of Rights identifies as being "necessary to the security of...
  • In Lefty world, it matters not what’s being done; it only natters whether a Leftist does it

    09/29/2012 5:03:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 9-28-2012 | Bookworm
    Full title-In Lefty world, it matters not what’s being done; the only thing that matters is whether a Leftist does it Bookworm on Sep 28 2012 at 2:43 pm Back in 2004, when George Bush was president, Michael Moore compared al Qaeda terrorists to American Minutemen: The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win. Moore’s shallow brain and inadequate education left him incapable of distinguishing between people who fight for individual liberty and people who...
  • KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT: Police state – we're almost there

    09/28/2012 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox: There's no constitutional justification for 150,000 federal cops During this heated election season, the politicians and the pundits banter back and forth about the economy, jobs and important social issues, with back-to-back TV commercials making claims and accusations followed immediately by the opposition’s counter-claims and counter-accusations. But in the midst of all of this political wrangling, the Obama administration’s war on gun owners – in the name of the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on gun trafficking to Mexico and what used to be called the war on terror – rages on. When I...
  • Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House

    09/25/2012 9:04:13 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Vicki Brown
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. [snip] The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay. “We did the best surveillance we could do, and a mistake was made,” Lebanon Police Chief Billy Weeks said. “It’s a very severe mistake, a costly mistake. It makes...