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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
    (CNSNews.com) – “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
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 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
    scottfactor.com ^ | 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 RT.com, 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: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/wargaming_termination_of_tea_party_extremists.html#ixzz24HANT56n
  • 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, http://www.olegvolk.net/ 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
    villagevoice.com ^ | 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. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/world/americas/ecuador-to-let-assange-stay-in-its-embassy.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&emc=na 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...
  • Obamacare Doubles Premiums for Many Americans

    08/15/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT · by 92nina · 15 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    In a recent campaign speech in Cincinnati Ohio President Obama claimed "premiums will go down." However, studies on the effects of Obamacare evidence premiums will not go down but will increase for "a material portion of the population." Specifically the young and healthy will be burdened by exponential increases in their premiums as a result of Obamacare. An article published by the Washington Post today compiled numerous studies from around the country, all of which indicated that Obamacare will lead to sharp premium increases for young and healthy Americans. President Obama's campaign promise that "premiums will go down" finds no...
  • Obama’s War On Whistleblowers Accelerates: Science Itself is Now Contraband

    08/15/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 2 replies
    Libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 08/15/2012 | Mike Kriege
    The Obama administration is evil. Sorry, there is no other adjective to describe it at this point. They know they are corrupt, they embrace their corruption and now they are doing everything possible to silence anyone who dares call them out on it. The latest case of Obama’s war on whistleblowers relates to how the Scientific Integrity Officer within the Interior Department, Dr. Paul Houser, was attacked when he started raising some scientific and environmental questions. According to Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones: When he raised those concerns to then-DOI press secretary Adam Fetcher, Houser says he was told that...
  • Columnist may have planted a dangerous seed for anti-gunners

    08/14/2012 5:03:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Conservative columnist Jacob Sullum may have planted a dangerous seed the other day when he suggested – one can only hope tongue-in-cheek – that in addition to criminal and mental health background check requirements, one’s ideology must also be determined before that citizen is allowed to buy a gun. Sullum offered the suggestion in a column originally published by Town Hall on Aug. 8 and more recently in the Desert Dispatch on Tuesday. He notes that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is now lobbying Congress and the two mainstream presidential contenders to “do something” about guns. Writing about...
  • DeMint: U.N. treaty threatens U.S. homeschoolers

    08/14/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 14, 2012 | WND
    Republican defends against liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism In the past few weeks, two proposed United Nations treaties failed to advance. The small-arms treaty failed at the U.N. while opponents of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) amassed enough votes to block it in the U.S. Senate.Now, Sen. Jim DeMint,R-S.C., says another U.N. treaty that threatens American sovereignty has been put back on the table by foreign diplomats and their internationalist allies in the federal government. It’s called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents...
  • Obama Administration Tries to Force Catholic Employer to Violate Beliefs or Pay $9,672,500 a Year

    08/14/2012 5:25:35 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    Liveaction news ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Hercules owners (Newland family) putting up a fight Hercules Industries, a Colorado-based HVAC manufacturer, is a family-owned business that has been operated for 50 years. Currently, the four Newland siblings – James, Paul, William, and Christine – own the business and employ 265 people. According to CNS News, the Department of Justice is taking action to ensure that this Catholic family complies with the demands of the contraceptive mandate in ObamaCare: "The Justice Department last week presented the Newland family of Colorado–who own Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business–with what amounted to an ultimatum: Give up your...
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    08/13/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 631 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-13-2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them OverAugust 13, 2012 By Jim Karger “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you...
  • 7 Things to Expect If Obama Is Elected to a Second Term

    08/14/2012 4:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama So far, the message of the Obama campaign essentially seems to be, "I'm unable to effectively govern because Republicans won't do everything I want. Re-elect me so I can deliver more of the same. Oh, also Paul Ryan wants to push old people off a cliff while Mitt Romney will give you cancer." That doesn't tell you much about what Obama would try to do in his second term, but given that he appears to be largely indifferent to the law and the wishes of...
  • NOAA Requests Ammunition For The Weather Service

    08/13/2012 3:05:16 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    http://pprnnews.prepperpodcast.com ^ | 8.13.12 | James Smith
    On 9 Aug 2012, the Department of Commerce, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by way of the National Weather Service, put out a solicitation for a small variety of ammunition. The solicitation breaks down the requirements: 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). 6,000 rounds of frangible, 125-grain CFRHT .40 caliber. 24,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). In all, 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and only 500 Transtar II blue 24″ x 40″ targets are being...
  • ‘Nanny State’ Wants No Firearms for Russians

    08/13/2012 10:30:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    en.rian.ru ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Alexey Eremenko
    In December 1917, weeks after coming to power, the Bolsheviks launched a drive to confiscate all firearms from the hands of the Russian populace. They never gave them back. Old habits die hard, and Russia’s restrictive gun legislation was never seriously softened over the past 100 years, despite regular calls to the purpose, the latest of which came last week from a pro-Kremlin senator. Those who oppose firearms are wary of the temperamental populace, predicting shooting rampages and an increase in murder rates. But some skeptics claim the real reason the Kremlin is not allowing the public to own firearms...
  • DHS Orders 750 Million More Rounds Of Ammo

    08/13/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Errant · 151 replies
    The Alt-Market.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | various
    The federal government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, is buying up huge amounts of ammunition and there seems to be no end in sight. Again, this is nothing new as the DHS has refused to explain their purchase of 450 million hollow points and has ordered "up to" 650-750 million rounds of ammo and also seems to be looking for more weapons as well. Link to solicitation
  • SCRUBBED : PHOTO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA REMOVED JUST DAYS AFTER BOOK EXPOSES AGENDA TO ELIMINATE SUBURBS

    08/12/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 113 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 8-12-2012 | Lee Stranahan
    August 12, 2012SCRUBBED : PHOTO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA REMOVED JUST DAYS AFTER BOOK EXPOSES AGENDA TO ELIMINATE SUBURBS by Lee Stranahan A photo of President Obama was suddenly pulled from the website of the group Building One America, whose goals were documented extensively in Stanley Kurtz’s book Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. The book, which was released ten days ago, reveals what Kurtz refers to as Obama’s plan to undercut the political and economic independence of America's suburbs. Kurtz connects current Obama administration policy with his personal history, and with groups...
  • Warning – SB 249 is California’s Worst Gun Confiscation Threat in 20 Years

    08/11/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco now trying to ban and confiscate more so-called “assault weapons.” Originally, Senate Bill 249 was a quiet agriculture bill that passed in the California Senate back in May. With sneaky back-door tactics, Senator Yee turned the bill into a gun ban monster. SB 249, as amended, would make a small but profound change to the definition of what constitutes a detachable magazine for a semiautomatic firearm. By doing so, hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic rifles, which were legally sold in California over the last decade, would become illegal on July 1,...
  • Das Papieren, Bitte!

    08/09/2012 3:09:37 AM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies
    Halfpasthuman ^ | 8-6-2012 | Clif High
    It happened to me today; i ran smack into the fascistic wall being built around the USA, formerly known as the 'land of the free'. While ALL of the patriotic rhetoric of my youth is suspect, i had not anticipated ever running into the dreaded 'papers check'...that in the old Nazi movies begins with the phrase: Das papierien, bitte! Of course, they do say, 'please', but it is a command nonetheless. "Hand over your papers!". In this instance it was a drivers license that was demanded, but the sense is the same....das paperien, bitte! Get used to it. For the...
  • Norway recommends ‘symbolic’ circumcision

    08/08/2012 3:52:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Ombudsman for children's rights proposes that Jews and Muslims replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual. THE HAGUE - Norway’s ombudsman for children's rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual. Dr. Anne Lindboe told the newspaper Vart Land last month that circumcision in boys was a violation of a person’s right to decide over his own body. “Muslim and Jewish children are entitled to the same protection as all other children,“ she said. She added that the practice caused unnecessary pain and was medically unbeneficial. Lindboe, a pediatrician, was appointed ombudsman...
  • Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets High Powered Assault Rifle Instead

    08/08/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT · by redreno · 71 replies
    www.ksee24.com ^ | 08/08/2012 | By KSEE News
    All Seth Horvitz wanted was a Westinghouse 39-inch LED television. Instead, he got a high-caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle. The Washington resident, who had ordered the television through a third-party vendor on Amazon.com, first realized that something wasn't quite right when a long, narrow box showed up at his apartment Tuesday, DCist reported.
  • Aurora theater shooting: Diana DeGette pushes bill to restrict online ammo sales

    08/07/2012 3:24:56 PM PDT · by holymoly · 21 replies
    Denver Westworld ^ | Aug. 7 2012 | Sam Levin
    Since James Holmes fired shots into a movie theater in Aurora, killing twelve people, politicians across the country have launched heated debates about gun control. Now, Representative Diana DeGette has entered the fray with proposed legislation that she says could help prevent this kind of tragedy in the future. The bill would limit people's ability to anonymously purchase unlimited quantities of ammunition over the Internet, and would also require that ammunition dealers report bulk sales to law enforcement. This legislation, which DeGette introduced with Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), is one of the first direct policy initiatives after the Aurora shooting...
  • Lautenberg’s ammo ban bill would strip away long-standing privacy protections

    08/07/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | John Pierce
    Over the course of my last several articles, I have written about the rush by Democratic senators to use the Aurora tragedy as a means of advancing their gun-control agenda. The first bill to emerge was an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill drafted by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein, which would have banned the sale, transfer or possession of normal capacity magazines. Thankfully, the Cybersecurity bill failed to pass the Senate. Following close on the heels of the Cybersecurity amendment, Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg and Dianne Feinstein announced...
  • If You Love Liberty You Might be a Terrorist

    08/07/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 11 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | Gary DeMar
    A report on terrorism in the United States has been published by the Department of Homeland Security. The authors of the report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The goal of the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts. And what should law enforcement agencies being looking for when it comes to...
  • Great news: TSA to unionize

    08/06/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 98 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dustin Siggins
    From The Right Scoop, initially blogged by PJ Media: As of Thursday, August 2, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to unionize. The agency, best known for groping and offending Americans as we attempt to fly from one part of the country to the other, has agreed to allow the American Federation of Government Employees to unionize its workers. From the Facebook page of the American Federation of Government Employees, the official announcement: “For 10 long years AFGE has fought hard so that Transportation Security Officers would have collective bargaining rights. We have often looked back and wondered why...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • VIDEO: Watch Everyday Citizens Resist TSA and Federal Tyranny

    08/06/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT · by rightjb · 49 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-6-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    TSA is now conducting random check points at bus stations, (and ON random buses), as well as on freeways in Tennessee and elsewhere. PolitiJim’s Facebook page has steadily been document the encroachment of the growing police state where even city and county cops, think they have authority to arrest you for documenting their activities or even just exhibiting free speech.Hat tip to EconomicPolicyJournal who shared this video today of a US citizen who knows his rights and isn’t putting up with it anymore. Just an everyday citizen who will resist TSA and Federal government tyranny over his constitutional rights.VIDEO and...
  • Senate Candidate Wishes US Were More Like China

    08/06/2012 10:07:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democratic candidate for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Scott Brown unleashed a new campaign ad pledging to make America more like China if she’s elected. “In America, the economy is chaotic,” the ad read. “The authority for the government to plan and manage the economy is limited. Practically anyone can do pretty much as he or she wants. There is no requirement for obtaining government approval before scarce resources are put at risk.” “In China, the government synchronizes investments,” the ad continued. “No one can risk the nation’s precious resources without first securing...
  • The ITU December Conference: A Threat to the Free and Open Internet

    08/06/2012 9:03:37 AM PDT · by 92nina
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-03 | Laurel Kays
    With the Olympics and upcoming election dominating news coverage, The United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Conference on International Telecommunications in December is not a likely source of interest for most Americans. Yet it certainly should be, for the anti-freedom, pro-regulation policies being considered at the conference are serious enough to have given rise to a rare show of bipartisan action in Congress. The ITU Conference will, among other things, be considering proposed amendments to an international telecommunications treaty, two of which are of particular concern to advocates of a free and unregulated internet. In light of this threat,...
  • Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

    08/05/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 69 replies
    NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. By Stanley KurtzEditor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools,...
  • Seventy-Five Years After Stalin's Great "Operation Kulak" Reign of Terror

    08/05/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | August 5, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Seventy-five years ago, on August 5, 1937, one of the most horrific — and most ignored — episodes in human history began. “Operation Kulak” ("kulak" meaning rich peasants) was the Soviet Union’s effort to repress those farmers who had a little more than other farmers (according, at least, to the definitions of the Communist Party), and who resisted collectivization. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (pictured) had begun the development of “Operation Kulak” the previous month, when he contacted all the regional Party leaders as well as the NKVD (roughly the Soviet equivalent of the Gestapo and SS in Nazi Germany), asking...
  • Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future (CW2 Ping)

    08/05/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 116 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters ^ | July 25, 2012 | COL Kevin Benson, USA (ret)
    The Scenario (2016) The Great Recession of the early twenty-first century lasts far longer than anyone anticipated. After a change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012, the governing party cuts off all funding that had been dedicated to boosting the economy or toward relief. The United States economy has flatlined, much like Japan’s in the 1990s, for the better part of a decade. By 2016, the economy shows signs of reawakening, but the middle and lower-middle classes have yet to experience much in the way of job growth or pay raises. Unemployment continues to hover perilously...
  • House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees

    08/04/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT · by GregNH · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Update:The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate. But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power. Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation...
  • ROB THE VOTE! - Obama’s secret strategy for staying in power

    08/02/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | August, 02, 2012 | Staff
    The Obama administration is widely regarded as the most lawless in U.S. history. This much you already know. Not enough votes to pass Obamacare? Bribe senators. Don’t like the Defense of Marriage law? Refuse to defend it in court. Congress won’t pass the “Dream Act” granting amnesty to a million illegals? Do it yourself by executive fiat. Don’t want to defend America’s borders? Sue states that do. Don’t like congressional inquiries? Ignore their subpoenas. Obama’s violations are so blatant and manifold that nine states have joined together to sue the federal government for its rampant lawlessness. So, now comes election...
  • Milwaukee gun range voluntarily reports law-abiding customers to local police

    08/02/2012 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies
    Ammoland ^ | August. 2, 2012 | Ammoland
    Wisconsin -(Ammoland.com)-Wisconsin Carry has learned of some concerning information that we would like to pass along to our membership and right-to-carry interested folks in southeast Wisconsin. In a recently published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article which you can read here It was reported that the former Badger Guns (now Brew City Shooters Supply) http://www.brewcityshooterssupply.com/ has, since 2009, been reporting the names of every customer that comes in to use their firing range to the West Milwaukee Police Department. In this time over 25,000 customer names were reported to West Milwaukee Police Chief Dennis Nasci who ran a background check on each...
  • Obama Campaign, DNC, Ohio DNC Sue to Take Away Number of Days Military Can Vote

    08/03/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-3-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The Ohio Democrat Party joined the 'party' and along with the Obama for America Campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) - the 3 filed suit to reduce the three extra days the members of our military have to vote...because, you know they might be busy and might need those extra days. According to the sue-happy administration and Democrats, the Military has "no discernible rational basis" for needing extra time. That's a good argument considering Military absentee votes are seldom counted - but you have to think if you show up to vote in your own district, three days, or two...