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  • Obama’s promise zones violate both the intent and letter of law!

    01/18/2014 7:02:35 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 13 replies
    1-18-14 | johnwk
    We are told that Obama’s “promise zones” do not violate our Constitution. But no evidence is offered to substantiate that claim. So, let us look at some historical facts which indicate there is a long standing rule which applies to federal spending and it establishes Obama’s “promise zones” are absolutely contrary to the legislative intent and letter of our Constitution. Under Obama’s “promise zones” a number of cities would receive “comprehensive federal assistance” and receive preferential treatment to deal with the financial effects cause by the recession ___ a recession which has cause economic pain in each of the various...
  • Obama's “promise zones” another money laundering operation

    01/09/2014 3:52:22 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 18 replies
    1-9-14 | johnwk
    See: Obama to unveil “promise zone” economic initiative ”Joined by local leaders at the White House, Mr. Obama will officially announce the administration’s first five “promise zones” -- pockets of the country that will receive comprehensive federal assistance after being especially hard-hit by the recession. The five zones will be located in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The administration aims to ultimately assist 20 such regions.” Once again our President, instead of adopting national policies removing the iron fist of our federal government from America’s free enterprise system and its businesses...
  • Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores

    08/19/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores August 19, 2013 - 3:18 PM By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, is inviting local merchants to voluntarily post “Gun Free Zone” signs in their businesses, letting customers who have guns know they should shop elsewhere. “We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises” McGinn said in a press release issued by Washington CeaseFire, which is partnering with the mayor for the campaign. “The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a...
  • Gun group says active killer events quadrupled after Gun Free School Zones Act

    12/28/2012 1:20:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/28/12 | David Codrea
    A graph prepared by an author and member of the state gun rights group Georgia Carry.org notes a marked increase in active killer events in spite of federal laws intended to help curb such incidents. GCO research staffer Michael Menkus, previously brought to the attention of Gun Rights Examiner readers as the author of “Guns Good Bans Bad - An Analysis of U.S. Department of Justice 2010 Crime Statistics,” recently completed a chart that demonstrates a quadrupling of these events (see photo accompanying this column). “Along with studying how changes in carry laws change crime rates, I also study Active...
  • Free Speech Codes on Campus: Political correctness run amok?

    07/21/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-21-12 | By Maegan Vazquez
    If you thought college was a place for young people to speak out, challenges one another's deeply-held beliefs and grow intellectually, chances are you've never been to Indiana University Southeast. The school, located just 10 miles north of Louisville, Ky., is the latest college to see its speech code come under fire from a group that advocates freedom of speech on campuses. One stipulation in the code requires that students may only "express opinions" within a free speech zone, which is antithetical to what a college should stand for, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an...
  • NEW USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps

    01/26/2012 9:53:45 AM PST · by orsonwb · 16 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | January 26, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    On January 25, 2012, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), the first major update since 1990. See the new map, detailed state specific PHZMs, as well as PHZMs for Australia, Canada, China, Europe, and Japan...
  • Is Mark Levin, talk show host, a RINO in drag supporting Herman Cain?

    11/05/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 123 replies · 2+ views
    11-5-11 | JOHN W K
    What I find very alarming is our ``conservative`` radio talk show hosts are constantly referring to Herman Cain as a ``conservative``, as if there is an intentional motive by these hosts to convince listeners that Herman Cain is a ``conservative``, when in fact Herman`s 9-9-9 plan is comparable to government enforced central planning on a federal level. And let us not forget how that central planning thing worked out for the ``Union of Soviet Socialist Republics``! QUESTION: Why would Mark Levin and other ā€œconservativeā€ talk show hosts constantly call Herman Cain a ā€œconservativeā€ when the evidence of Hermanā€™s political ā€œconservatismā€...
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Donā€™t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • FoxNews shills for Herman Cain`s opportunity zones!

    10/21/2011 5:35:51 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 9 replies
    10-21-11 | JOHN W K
    SEE: Cain Adds to ā€˜9-9-9ā€™ Plan, Angering Unions Taking aim at minimum wage laws, union protections, and even local building codes, Herman Cain has put the finishing touches on the last missing piece of his signature ā€œ9-9-9ā€ plan ā€“ an elaborate proposal to create ā€œopportunity zonesā€ in inner-city America that the GOP presidential candidate will unveil during a major campaign appearance in Detroit on Friday morning. The first thing to note is how FoxNews immediately attempts to frame and limit the discussion, i.e., Herman Cain vs. those evil Unions. But why are unions now considered to be ā€œevilā€? Is it...
  • Church Massacre Spurs Calls For Effective Gun Control

    12/14/2007 1:09:55 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 85 replies · 851+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | 12-14-2007 | Rand Simberg
    December 14th, 2007 COLORADO SPRINGS (APUPI) As a mass memorial service was held today for the seventy-three victims of the massacre at the New Life Church, one of the largest such grim tolls in the nations' history, gun-control advocates pointed out the continuing folly of allowing civilians access to pistols and assault weapons. "This never would have happened had Matthew Murray not been able to get his hands on those weapons, " said Sarah Brady, head of Handgun Control, Incorporated. "He had two handguns, an assault rifle, and a thousand rounds of ammunition. Seventy-three people are dead now, because the...
  • No-Fly Zones Iraqi Violations(Sept. 2002)

    11/18/2007 9:15:32 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America ^ | Sept. 2002 | Defend America
    Iraqi Firings: Since 2000, Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and British pilots 1,600 times. In 2002, Iraqi forces fired on U.S. and British pilots 406 times. Since September 18, just hours after Saddam promised to "allow the return of the United Nations inspectors without conditions" and expressed his desire "to remove any doubts that Iraq still possesses weapons of mass destruction," Iraqi forces have fired on U.S. and British pilots 67 times.
  • Warming Signs? Larger Dead Zones Off Oregon Coast

    02/23/2007 4:19:11 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 856+ views
    Science News ^ | 2-23-2007 | Sid Perkins
    Warming Sign? Larger dead zones form off Oregon coast Sid Perkins Unprecedented recent changes in the yearly pattern of ocean currents off North America's West Coast have wreaked havoc on aquatic ecosystems there. Those changes, which have triggered the formation of large areas of oxygen-poor water along the Oregon shore, may be a troubling symptom of Earth's warming climate, a group of scientists says. MUSSELED OUT. Poorly oxygenated waters off the coast of Oregon in the summers of 2005 and 2006 stifled the growth of sea life, such as the mussels and barnacles seen here. Lubchenco Fisheries along the western...
  • UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers (10-month-old baby raped)

    05/15/2005 7:49:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 929+ views
    Alertnet.org - Reuters ^ | 5/11/05 | IRIN
    GLOBAL: UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers11 May 2005 17:56:16 GMT Source: IRIN JOHANNESBURG, 11 May (IRIN) - The United Nations has requested funds for hiring additional staff to beef up preventative measures aimed at tackling allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by some UN peacekeepers. In a report to the General Assembly this week, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan noted that the number of claims of sexual abuse and exploitation lodged against UN peacekeepers last year was more than double the number reported in 2003. In March the UN released a report by Annan's special adviser on the issue,...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-04-04

    09/04/2004 10:24:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 344+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 09-04-04 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate Release September 4, 2004 President's Radio Address Cedar Rapids, Iowa      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. America is the home to the most dedicated, innovative, and decent workers in the world. And thanks to their effort and enterprise, America's economy is strong and growing stronger. This past week we learned that we added 144,000 new jobs in August, and nearly 60,000 more jobs in June and July than previously estimated. Overall, we've added about 1.7 million new jobs since last August. And the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.4 percent, nearly a full point below the peak last...
  • Regional Governance is Here

    03/01/2004 8:54:04 AM PST · by PropertyRightsResearch.org · 11 replies · 975+ views
    Henry Lamb ^ | March 1, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    Regional Governance is Here "This commission has become a nightmare, beyond the reach of either state government, or Congress, short of repealing the Act altogether. This appointed commission has absolute authority over all land use within the designated counties, with the authority to override both county and state elected officials..." March 1, 2004 By Henry Lamb henry@freedom.org NewsWithViews.com To submit a Letter to the Editor: newswithviews@newswithviews.com There are currently six Regional Commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California; from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist, or...
  • Bush critics worry their protests will be shielded (free speech zones not good enough)

    02/24/2004 4:05:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 234+ views
    Bush critics worry their protests will be shielded Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:25AM EST The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Activists planning to protest President Bush's fund-raising visit on Thursday to Charlotte are concerned that they won't be allowed near him. Around the country, protesters say they've found themselves put in "free speech zones" at Bush appearances, out of sight of the president and the reporters covering him. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to stop the practice. "If you're in a sea of people carrying signs that say, 'Yes,' you should be able to have a sign...
  • 'Soft walls' will keep hijacked planes at bay

    07/02/2003 6:25:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 238+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/2/03 | Anil Ananthaswamy
    Surrounding city centres and likely terrorist targets with "soft walls" will make it impossible for hijacked planes to get anywhere near them. So say the inventors of an avionics system that creates no-fly zones that pilots cannot breach. Since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, anti-aircraft missile batteries have been installed to protect buildings in Washington DC and other US cities. Less drastic solutions have also been suggested. Aerospace company Northrop Grumman, for instance, has proposed installing the electronics from its Global Hawk pilotless plane in passenger aircraft to allow ground control to take over a hijacked plane and...