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  • 4 million government workers have access to classified information and here's why

    08/18/2018 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/16/18 | Mike Levine
    **SNIP** Similarly, a DHS document published in April noted the value of granting security clearances to those who own and operative private companies tied to the nation's critical infrastructure, including power companies, chemical plants, water utility firms and phone companies. "With clearances, these owners, operators, and representatives can access classified information to make more informed decisions," the DHS document said. The U.S. government also grants security clearance to private-sector security operatives protecting U.S. interests overseas, to senior bank officials looking to protect Americans’ savings accounts from foreign hackers, and to high-level officials at hotel chains who spend every day trying...
  • The Billion Dollar Homeless Scam

    08/16/2018 9:31:13 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 16, 201 | Daniel Greenfield
    The more we spend, the worse it gets. New York City will be spending $2.06 billion on its Department of Homeless Services. There are 61,421 homeless people in the city which is spending $33,539 per homeless person. That’s only a little short of the starting salary of an FDNY firefighter at $39,000. More money will be spent on the homeless than on the firefighters who save New Yorkers from burning buildings. The FDNY will have to make do with $2.04 billion, and the health department with $1.6 billion. That’s impressive for DHS, a department that was only created in 1993...
  • 5 Reasons Government Will Never Work the Way Socialists Believe It Will

    08/14/2018 8:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/14/2018 | John Hawkins
    Just as a man with a sledgehammer sees every problem as a wall to be smashed down, a socialist sees every problem in society as just another issue to pound with a big government program. Ironically, that includes problems CREATED by the government. For example, have you noticed that the left-wing “fix” for the cataclysmic damage Obamacare has done to America’s health care is getting government even more involved with “Medicare for all"? According to liberals, Medicare for all will provide better care than the current system at a cheaper price. Of course, that’s exactly what they said about Obamacare...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

    08/13/2018 7:09:11 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 40 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | August 13, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, idealistic, and naive. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule you as "trying to be white."...
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/13/2018 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 23 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 | Matthew Medsger
    Kittanning Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at the Family-Life Church on South Jefferson Street in Kittanning. Also arrested...
  • Feds Continue Classified Experiments on Humans

    08/10/2018 6:59:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | 11AUG18 | Adam Credo
    The U.S. government continues to perform highly secretive experiments on human subjects, according to partial information about these continuing experiments released under a Freedom of Information Act request. At least 12 programs run by the Department of Energy are using human beings as part of the experiments, which operate under unusual names such as "Moose Drool," "Little Workers," and "Hidden Valley," among others. An unclassified list of these experiments was provided to the Federation of American Scientists under a FOIA request and included in the organization’s latest newsletter. Little information about the nature of these experiments was provided by the...
  • The Midterms and Shutdown Strategy

    08/03/2018 5:07:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: So, look at this headline from the Daily Beast. It’s a left-wing publication. Headline: “Trump: Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh Want Government Shutdown Before Midterms … During yet another long, rambling rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that was ostensibly meant to bolster Republican Lou Barletta’s attempt to unseat two-term Democratic Senator Bob Casey, President Donald Trump again brought up the idea of shutting down the government over the issue of ‘border security.’ And he made it clear which advisers he was listening to as he publicly flirts with that idea.” THE PRESIDENT: We need more Republicans, but there are friends of...
  • Trump’s EPA Outpaces Obama in Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Sites

    08/02/2018 8:20:13 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 10 replies
    https://www.dailysignal.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Since Trump took office in January 2017, EPA officials have cleaned up all or part of 13 listed sites, compared with nine sites cleaned up by the Obama administration in 2015 and 2016.
  • Build The Wall: Don’t Panic if There Is a Government Shutdown

    07/30/2018 10:06:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2018 | John Dempsey
    Immigration continues to stay at the forefront of political debates. The left is relying heavily on illegal aliens obtaining amnesty. Illegals aren’t people to leftists. They are an opportunity to legalize new voters that will replace the lost voters since the 2016 election. President Trump knows this. He tweeted Sunday that shutting down the government is an option if the Democratic Party continues to obstruct his agenda. Trump has been ahead of political opposition since he announced he’s running for president, so there is no need to panic on the right. No, it is not ideal to shut down the...
  • Why governments are unique -- and dangerous

    07/19/2018 11:03:20 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/2018 | John Conlin
    In the flow of this 3.8 billion-year-old river of life it is death, not life, that drives evolution. Death is that which sculpts the flow of life. In the marketplace of business it is failure, not success, that shapes, sculpts and hones that which survives. Whether it is an inability to survive in ever-changing physical conditions or an inability to convince enough people to purchase your goods or services at the price you require, demise of the entity controls and shapes what remains. Death and failure are the invisible hands that ensure these systems remain somewhat in balance. They put...
  • CEASE & DESIST: Town Orders Family to Stop Hosting Bible Studies on Farm

    07/19/2018 2:37:17 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 104 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | 7/18/18 | Todd Starnes
    July 18, 2018 The owners of a Pennsylvania farm have been ordered by the Sewickley Heights Borough to cease and desist holding Bible studies on their private property. Borough leaders accused Scott and Terri Fetterolf of improperly using their 35-acre farm as a place of worship, a place of assembly and as a commercial venue. They were served a cease-and-desist order in October 2017, the Post-Gazette reported.
  • Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say

    07/17/2018 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11th 2018 | Dustin Volz
    An unidentified hacker tried to sell purported U.S. military documents containing information about combat drones last month, a cybersecurity research firm said, after they were allegedly stolen from an Air Force officer’s computer.
  • Fedcoin: pie in the sky

    07/13/2018 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/18 | Charles Wills
    The advantages of cash far outweigh any advantages of a cyber currency. It's for all these reasons that Americans should reject Fedcoin During the Obama administration, Marxists came up with the idea of creating Fedcoin to replace physical money altogether. The idea was to create a new cyber currency like Bitcoin but controlled by the Fed. In 2016, there was an article in Moneywise titled, U.S. Government Awards $7 Billion to Develop New Fedcoin, and it stated: “At this year’s ‘World Economic Forum’ in Davos, Switzerland, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz declared that the U.S. “could and should move to...
  • The Danger Of Our Time: When Questions Are Left To Die Unanswered

    07/02/2018 9:09:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/18 | Dave Merrick
    You want to take things from people? You want to take away their freedom? First you must disarm them. Then you may have your way with them One of the billions of pictured thought-captions floating around the web, asks this question: “Why is it that liberals demand gun control after every shooting - but never border control after every rape and murder by illegals?!” Those sorts of ‘memes’, as they’re called, perhaps rile people up. But, in the big picture, in the sea of words out there, that no one seems to slow down and sort through, it is a...
  • Venezuela's inflation rate tops 40,000 per cent for first time ever

    07/01/2018 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/01/18 | Gina Heeb
    Venezuela's inflation rate has hit a new high with consumer prices in the crisis-ridden country rising by more than 40,000 per cent annually for the first time on record, according a top economist. **SNIP** Venezuela's government has largely stopped reporting economic data, including internal measures of inflation. The Central Bank of Venezuela, which did not immediately respond to request for comment, has not independently released inflation figures in at least a year. **SNIP** Mr Abadia said Venezuela is a "disaster area" and that as long as Mr Maduro is in power, the economy will "continue to collapse." But Mr Maduro...
  • Romans 13 and the Right of Revolution; When Does a Christian Stop Submitting to Government?

    06/30/2018 8:20:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2018 | By Wallace Henley
    As the United States readies to celebrate its independence on July 4, a thorny question arises: Does the Bible really grant nations—especially those once labeled "Christian"—the right of revolution, or do the Scriptures forbid it?Romans 13, now much in focus because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appeal to the passage (affirmed by White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders) to support current federal immigration policy and practice, would seem, according to some interpreters, to demand unquestioning submission to "authority."As already noted in the Christian Post, this passage has been too often used as the proof-text for all kinds of tyrannies. Yet its...
  • U.S. is ordered to reunite migrant families. Now what? (end game)

    06/30/2018 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Vendome · 21 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 6/27/2018 | Daniella Silva
    Here is the real endgame of this and they want a straight shot to a SCOTUS, while it is out of session: Now, the Trump administration can either follow the order or attempt to stay the injunction and appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Asked on Wednesday if the administration would appeal, Trump said: "Well, we're going to see. But we believe that families should be together" If the administration does appeal,...to the Supreme Court. ...court just ended its regular session ..., so the case would land in the hands of one justice — Justice Anthony Kennedy, who...
  • Former ICE chief lawyer in Seattle gets 4 years for ID theft

    06/28/2018 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | June 28, 2018 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SEATTLE (AP) - A former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing the identities of people facing deportation and using them to run up bills totaling $190,000. Raphael Sanchez, 44, resigned when he was charged in the four-year scheme in February. He had overseen deportation proceedings in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington since 2011 as the agency's top lawyer in the region. "Sanchez was entrusted with significant authority to represent the United States in crucial immigration proceedings that deeply shaped the lives of many," attorneys Luke Cass...
  • Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

    06/26/2018 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    BBC UK ^ | 22 June 2018 | none stated
    The UN Human Rights Office alleges that extra-judicial killings were carried out by officers involved with the Operations for the Liberation of the People, ostensibly a crime-reduction initiative.These officers may have killed more than 500 people since July 2015 as a way to showcase crime-reduction results, it says. They are alleged to have faked evidence to make it look as though the victims died in exchanges of fire. Where a coffee costs wads of banknotesWhy mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela UN investigators have been denied access to Venezuela. They made their findings from interviews with about 150 witnesses and victims contacted...
  • Here’s How Trump Wants to Streamline Government

    06/23/2018 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 21, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration proposes to reform and reorganize government by streamlining food regulation, merging two Cabinet departments, and consolidating housing programs.Combining the Education and Labor departments is among 32 proposals in a plan released Thursday by the Office of Management and Budget in response to a charge President Donald Trump issued 14 months ago.“We wanted to change the dialogue in Washington, to say it’s not acceptable to have things that just don’t make sense,” Margaret Weichert, OMB’s deputy director for management, told The Daily Signal.Weichert did not provide an estimate of savings, but said it would be clear in the...