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  • EPA Levies $40,000+ Fines on Landlords Who Fail to Provide ‘EPA-Approved’ Pamphlets to Tenants

    08/25/2012 12:41:46 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/24/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – “Thinking of renting or selling a home or apartment?” asks the Environmental Protection Agency. “Make sure you disclose its lead-based paint history. Mr. Wolfe Landau did not and it cost him a $20,000 fine.” Landau is one of the many landlords and realtors fined by the EPA for failing to provide an “EPA-approved” pamphlet to tenants seeking to rent or buy a house built before 1978. And for the EPA, the non-compliance business is booming. Juan Hernandez of Bridgeport, Conn., faces seven “Level 1” violations for failing to provide seven tenants with a copy of the “Protect Your...
  • NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On All US Citizens Since 9/11

    08/24/2012 10:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 183 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency run its pervasive domestic spying apparatus... Binney—one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history—worked for the Defense Department's foreign signals intelligence agency for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." In a short video called "The Program," Binney explains how the agency took part of one of the programs he built and started using it to spy on virtually every U.S. citizen without warrants under the code-name Stellar Wind.
  • Is Brandon Raub a Political Prisoner of the Obama Administration?

    08/23/2012 5:49:29 AM PDT · by lward99 · 73 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 8/22/12 | Staff
    Is Brandon Raub a political prisoner of the Obama Administration? That is the impression you receive if you talk to members of an organization called Special Operations Speaks. In a press release the group states, “Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old former Marine who completed tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and lives in Chesterfield, Va., was recently arrested and forcibly committed to a psychiatric facility for mental evaluation by a court based solely on controversial Facebook postings, which took the form of song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games.”
  • Obama Administration Upset / SEAL Will Release First Hand Account of Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden

    08/23/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies ^ | 8-23-2012 | Jim Hoft
    A Navy SEAL is releasing the real story on the Osama Bin Laden raid. For the first time a member of SEAL Team 6 has written a book setting the record straight on the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. The book was not authorized by the Obama Administration and will give the real story not told by the Obama-media. The book was vetted by a former special operation’s attorney. The majority of the proceeds from the book will go to charities that support families of fallen Navy SEALs. Reuters reported: The U.S. government was surprised by the...
  • Marine Patriot Detained for Facebook Political Posts (NDAA, Anyone?)

    08/23/2012 5:00:58 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 23 replies ^ | 08/23/2012 | Gina Miller
    When the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress last year, people of all political persuasions were rightly alarmed, because one of its provisions clearly gave the federal government and military the power to indefinitely detain, without charges, any American citizen deemed to be a “terrorist” or someone who pals around with terrorists. This past May, Federal Judge Katherine B. Forrest blocked that provision, as reported on June 7th at, Last month Judge Forrest ruled in favor of a group of journalists and activists [who] filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the NDAA,...
  • MILLER: Gun training

    08/23/2012 5:43:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-22-2012 | Emily Miller
    llinois is the only state in the country that denies all rights to carry arms. When I arrived there this week, however, I felt like I was free compared to the District. To get better at shooting, I took a ladies self-defense training course taught by Rob Pincus at the Winchester Company in the Prairie State. With my gun in a locked box, I was able to take it from the St. Louis airport to the hotel in Collinsville and the two shooting ranges. In Washington, I can only legally have my gun in my home. A visitor to the...
  • Why is the FCC Looking Backwards on Broadband?

    08/22/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-21 | Kelly William Cobb
    The tech sector is one of the most forward looking, fastest growing, and innovative industries. It represents one-sixth of our economy and investment is going nowhere but up. But today’s Federal Commissions Commission (FCC) report on the progress of broadband adoption makes one wonder how the industry flourishes despite being regulated by one of the most mind-bogglingly backward looking and pro-regulatory agencies in government. The FCC has determined – for the third year in a row – that broadband “is not yet being deployed ‘to all Americans’ in a reasonable and timely fashion.” The Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report (known...
  • Wargaming Termination of Tea Party Extremists

    08/22/2012 5:07:23 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2012 | Cameraon Reddy
    Our military planners are openly discussing how to kill "Tea Party extremists" who have taken over a small town in the USA. Is this "operational lay-down" merely a "cartoonish and needlessly provocative scenario," as described by The Washington Times, or is it something much more malevolent? The military scenario appears in the July 25, 2012 issue of the respected Small Wars Journal and posits that, while Obama will be thrown out of office in 2012, ten years of race- and immigrant-bashing by "right-wing demagogues" will have whipped white Americans into gang-like attacks on non-whites. Read more:
  • Obama Adds Military Heroes to 'Enemies List'

    08/21/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2012 | staff
    President Barack Obama has added military heroes to his “enemies list,” singling out veterans’ groups such as Special Operations for America and Veterans for a Strong America on his campaign website, much as he singled out donors to Republican rival Mitt Romney for attack. Several veterans’ groups have spoken out against the Obama administration’s habit of taking credit for the Osama bin Laden raid and leaking military secrets for political gain--so the Obama campaign is trying to shoot the messenger. The charge made by the Obama campaign is that the veterans’ groups are “Swift Boat 2.0”--referring to the group that...
  • 165 Million Americans Are Dependents of the State: Is Tyranny Next?

    08/21/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/15/2012 | Bill Wilson
    Is America descending into a dependency state, where the majority uses its voting power to demand government services from taxpayers? New research from Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reveals that this reality may already be here, with more than 107 million Americans on some form of means-tested government welfare. ... most voting-age Americans do not pay income taxes — approximately 50.6 percent. That includes 53.91 million Americans who pay nothing in income taxes, and another 64.7 million who get refunds in excess of what was owed. That’s 118.61 million out of 234.6 million Americans 18...
  • Will Obama Keep Power 'by Any Means Necessary'? (extensive details, must read)

    08/21/2012 12:38:58 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 101 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-21-12 | Stella Paul
    Let's go there: if Obama thinks he's losing, will he allow safe and fair elections on November 6? And if he does lose, will he peacefully turn over power to Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013? Or will he cling to power "by any means necessary," as a highly placed insider alleges? *snip* That's the question recently posed by retired Major General Jerry Curry in the Daily Caller, in light of horrifying reports that the Social Security Administration is buying 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets for distribution to 41 locations in the U.S. According to Major General Curry, Social Security's...
  • "Issues" or America? (Thomas Sowell on Obama)

    08/20/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 21, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election — so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it. The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues. For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama's recent executive order, suspending legal liability for young people who are here illegally, presumably as a...
  • Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot?

    08/18/2012 8:48:02 PM PDT · by null and void · 186 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:40 AM 08/17/2012 | Major General Jerry Curry, USA (Ret.)
    Photo by Oleg Volk, The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S.  No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign...
  • As ATP Oil Files For Bankruptcy, CEO Blames Obama For Company's Collapse

    08/18/2012 12:35:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/18/2012 | Christopher Helman
    When I get Paul Bulmahn on the phone rumors are swirling that he’s just days from putting his company, ATP Oil & Gas, into Chapter 11. He can’t confirm it yet, but he wants to make one thing perfectly clear: If it does come to bankruptcy (which it did on August 17) it isn’t his fault. The founder and chairman of publicly traded ATP (Nasdaq:ATPG), Bulmahn wants the world to know that the Obama Administration—and its illegal ban on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP disaster—is to blame for the implosion of his company. Not him. “It is...
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    08/18/2012 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 18, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • Pussy Riot and Russia's surreal 'justice'

    08/17/2012 4:22:14 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/17/12 | Rachel Denber
    Moscow (CNN) -- There is no basic human right to barge into a church to make a political statement, jump around near the altar, and shout obscenities. But there is most certainly the right not to lose your liberty for doing so, even if the act is offensive. But that is exactly what happened Friday. A court in Moscow sentenced the three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison. In my two decades monitoring human rights in Russia I've never seen anything like the Pussy Riot case -- the media attention, the outpouring of...
  • State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...(NY)

    08/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | James King
    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms. "We believe the message that that sends to those who have illegal guns is 'I can go away for a year, maybe two years. I'll come back on good behavior in a year and I have a badge of honor," Smith said at a press conference this afternoon. If...
  • Ecuador President Rafael “We Are Not A Colony” Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo

    08/17/2012 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 8-16-2012 | Paul Craig Roberts
    A coward dies many deaths; a brave man dies but once. The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington’s servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, British storm troopers would invade the embassy with military force and drag Assange out. Ecuador stood its ground. “We want to be very clear, we are not a British colony,” declared Ecuador’s Foreign Minister. Far from being intimidated the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, replied to the threat by granting Assange political asylum. The once law-abiding...
  • The Tea Party and Progressives Speak Separate Languages

    08/16/2012 6:00:53 PM PDT · by billflax · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/16/2012 | Bill Flax
    Ample rebuttal has been served against President Obama’s “You didn’t build that!” claim. Obama retreated, but then recently insinuated “Romney-Hood” will help the rich rob the poor via tax breaks and describes Paul Ryan’s budget proposal as “thinly veiled Social-Darwinism.” As absurd as these ideas sound, crowds cheered. We’re not witnessing rival visions offering different paths to similar ends. The gulf extends beyond whether borrowing and spending better ushers prosperity as opposed to saving and producing; aggregate demand maintenance versus supply-side economics. It’s deeper. A widening political divide besets America. The sides not only propose competing, even contradictory methods, Left...
  • Are You Ready For ANOTHER Solyndra, Patriots ?

    08/16/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    Alan Levy's Brain | 8/16/12 | Alan Levy
    Is jy gereed vir 'n ander Solyndra, patriotte?(Translation from Afrikaans to English: Are you ready for another Solyndra, patriots ?) *** From the Export-Import Bank of The United States: *** "JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the Industrial Development Corp. of South Africa Ltd. (IDC) today signed a Declaration of Intent (DoI) to help advance the South African government’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the South African Renewable Initiative (SARi). Under the agreement, Ex-Im Bank will assist in financing up to $2 billion worth of U.S. technologies, products and services to South Africa’s...