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  • Tyranny

    03/18/2018 8:17:35 AM PDT · by Scooter100 · 2 replies
    The changing definition of "Tyranny" over the past 77 years. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary - 5th Edition - (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1941) 1. The government or authority of a tyrant; the office, tenure, or system of administration, of an absolute ruler called a tyrant. 2. Hence, arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; despotism. 3. A tyrannical act. 4. Severity; rigor. Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary - 7th Edition - (Merriam-Webster, 1971) 1. (a) a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; esp: one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state (b) the office, authority, and administration...
  • Extreme secrecy surrounds Comey book manuscript

    03/15/2018 7:39:00 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 34 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 15, 2018 | ANNIE KARNI
    James Comey’s book is getting the Harry Potter treatment. “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” the upcoming memoir from former FBI director James Comey, is set for publication on April 18 — and with anticipation rivaling that of the cult children’s favorite, the publisher is taking extreme precautions to prevent potentially explosive revelations detailing Comey’s interactions with President Donald Trump from leaking. White House lawyer Ty Cobb wrote in an email that the government was expecting to get a copy for review, but that he has not been involved. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not respond to a...
  • Miami news reporting camera hogs from Parkland angry at Trump

    03/12/2018 2:20:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Various | 3/12/18
    Sigh. The lunacy continues. The White House released some proposals for school safety over the weekend. But it isn't good enough for the little ones who are being handled by the professional leftists. The gun grabbing must continue, insists CNN's favorite Stoneman Douglas students. One of these kids even said Trump was "afraid" of the NRA. AND I saw somewhere else that the bald headed girl Emma got the key to the city of Miami Beach because she led some homosexual group at the high school. What that has to do with gun control I don't know, but the media...
  • Who Killed Jesus? The Historical Context of Jesus’ Crucifixion

    03/11/2018 11:47:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Zondervan Academic ^ | April 11, 2017 | ZA Blog
    Much of the scholarly discussion about the circumstances of JesusÂ’ death relates to the question of who was responsible for his arrest and crucifixion.Who was responsible? The Jews or the Romans?Historically, the primary responsibility has been placed on the Jewish leadership and the Jews in Jerusalem. Throughout the centuries, this has sometimes had tragic consequences, resulting in anti-Semitism and violence against Jews.More recent trends in scholarship have shifted the blame to the Romans.The tendency to blame the Jews, it is said, arose in the decades after the crucifixion with the churchÂ’s growing conflict with the synagogue and its desire to...
  • Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen's murder wants a change of venue

    03/08/2018 3:39:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 14 replies ^ | 03/08/2018 | Whitney Lloyd
    Lawyers for a Chicago police officer accused of murdering a Chicago teen in a shooting captured on dashcam video that ignited protests in the city and around the country are arguing their client will not be able to get a fair trial in Chicago. Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was back in court Thursday as his lawyers argued extensive media coverage of the October 2014 incident in which Van Dyke shot and killed 17-year old Laquan McDonald means Van Dyke will not be able to get a fair trial in Cook County where Chicago is the county seat.
  • Dems propose up to 50 percent tax on guns, ammo to fund research, safety programs

    03/05/2018 9:50:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | Chris Eger
    The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 would up excise taxes on ammunition for non-government users to 50 percent, while guns would jump to 20. (Photo: DOD)A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would up the taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay for research on “gun violence and its prevention.” The measure, H.R.5103, was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois with nine co-sponsors. It aims to increase current taxes on guns and ammunition, as well as fees associated with National Firearms Act weapons. Under the plan, ammunition would see...
  • Mennonite woman jailed for refusing on religious grounds to testify in death-penalty case

    03/01/2018 5:00:32 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 21 replies ^ | 03/01/2018 | unknown
    “I feel like I’m having to choose between you and God.” That’s what Greta Lindecrantz, a 67-year-old Mennonite, told an Arapahoe County, Colo., district judge on Wednesday after she ordered her to testify for the prosecution in a death-penalty case — or remain in jail for contempt of court. Lindecrantz had been behind bars since Monday. As she spoke, wearing a jail jumpsuit and shackles on her arms, supportive Mennonites sang hymns outside the courtroom, according to the Daily Journal. “This is now me telling you directly … and I’m ordering you to answer the questions,”
  • Now They Like Him: Nets Tout Trump Siding With Dems on Gun Control

    02/28/2018 10:58:53 PM PST · by familyop · 50 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | February 28, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a nationally televised negotiation with Republican and Democratic leaders at the White House Wednesday, President Trump appeared to back many liberal gun control proposals much to the delight of the liberal media. During their evening broadcasts ABC, CBS, and NBC touted how the President “stood up to the National Rifle Association” and pushed back against Republicans. The report on NBC Nightly News was arguably the most vicious against gun rights advocates. “Under pressure after Parkland, President Trump taking on his own party and the National Rifle Association today,” hyped White House correspondent Kristen Welker. “Mr. Trump, at a freewheeling...
  • To Preserve Gun Rights, We Must Replace the Second Amendment

    02/26/2018 2:30:54 PM PST · by Mafe · 49 replies ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    As the Parkland, Fla., school shooting revealed yet again, when it comes to firearms, the differences between Americans has become too monumental to overcome. On one end of the political spectrum are left-wing politicians and pundits calling for the elimination of the Second Amendment and severe restrictions on virtually every kind of gun. On the other end are Americans who believe the best way to stop mass shootings is to have even more weapons available to the public, and for everyday citizens, including teachers, to be better armed so that they are capable of defending themselves and others from murderers...
  • North Carolina mom begins serving jail sentence for baptizing daughter

    02/17/2018 3:36:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2018 |
    A North Carolina mom started serving a week-long jail sentence for having her daughter baptized, according to reports. The 2016 baptism at St. Peter’s Catholic Church when the girl was 2 years old defied a judge’s order in a custody battle between unmarried couple, Kendra Stocks and Paul Schaaf, who are no longer together.
  • Mueller Worked with Lerner to Target Tea Party

    02/17/2018 8:59:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    American ^ | February 17, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just when you thought the Deep State swamp couldn't get any murkier and the stench any more repugnant, we are reminded by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton in a Feb. 13 tweet of how Robert Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to target Tea Party and other groups in the run-up to the Obama re-election campaign: @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to try to prosecute the very groups Obama IRS was suppressing. Another reason I don't trust Mr. Mueller – or the FBI! @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS...
  • NJ governor promises fast movement on gun control bills

    02/14/2018 12:46:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | Chris Eger
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stood behind his pre-election campaign promises on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion with gun control advocates and fellow Democrat, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald. (Photo: New Jersey Governor’s office)Democrat Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s new governor, made it clear this week he is onboard with turning a number of gun control proposals into the Garden State’s newest gun control laws. Murphy, elected on a platform that included “getting tough” on guns, gathered with like-minded advocates at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill to talk about “combatting gun violence” through a series...
  • TOM FITTON: Mueller FBI Implicated in Lois Lerner IRS Scandal – Robert Mueller Cannot be Trusted

    02/04/2018 11:35:35 AM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/31/2018 | christina laila
    SHUT IT DOWN. Robert Mueller was involved in many scandals during his time as FBI Director from 9/4/2001-9/4/2013. From the Uranium One scandal to the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, he cannot be trusted to uncover Obama FBI/DOJ abuses targeting President Trump, says Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton. “One of the things we uncovered in investigating the IRS scandal in getting documents Congress couldn’t get and didn’t want to get was that the Justice Department was working with Lois Lerner’s FBI to prosecute the very groups that Lois Lerner was suppressing through the IRS,” Fitton said. “So think about this, the...
  • Obama Appointed FISA Court Judges Involved in Numerous Questionable and Controversial Actions

    02/04/2018 11:17:33 AM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama team’s actions with the FISA Court were not just corrupt – they were criminal! Now his appointed judges are in the news for suspect deep state actions. The FISA Court was put in place in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The Court sits in Washington D.C., and is composed of eleven federal district court judges who are designated by the Chief Justice of the United States. Each judge serves for a maximum of seven years and their terms are staggered to ensure continuity on the Court. In addition, the entire FISA court in...
  • Judicial Watch: New Docs Reveal DOJ, IRS, FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opponents

    01/31/2018 10:51:23 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 80 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2015 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • The Russia ‘Fake News’ Scare Is All About Chilling Speech

    01/25/2018 9:35:28 AM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/25/2018 | David Harsanyi
    ...It didn’t take long for a report to emerge claiming that Russian-sponsored Twitter accounts and bots were the real driving force behind the viral call for the release of the memo. Without worrying about the veracity of this convenient claim, all the usual suspects giddily spread the story across social media — probably because they have such a deep reverence for truth in the Era of Trump. The report also prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff, both Democrats, to pull out every fearmongering catchphrase available to demand that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg perform...
  • Is Twitter shutting down #releasethememo

    01/19/2018 9:12:12 PM PST · by Liberty4California · 42 replies
    1/19/2018 | Kristin
    Twitter war
  • Congressman Matt Gaetz Leads 65 Lawmakers in Push for Release of Intelligence Committee’s FISA Memo

    01/19/2018 5:05:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 125 replies
    received via email | Jan 19, 2018 | Congressman Matt Gaetz
    Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urging the immediate release of the four-page FISA Memo document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. In the letter, Rep. Gaetz states, “the audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.” Cosigners of the letter include: Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Don Bacon (NE-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs...
  • Williams College Students Can Report Each Other for Social Media Comments About Religion or Politics

    01/16/2018 11:28:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 16, 2018 | Robby Soave
    Williams College Students Can Report Each Other for 'Making Comments on Social Media' About Religion or Politics Bias incident reporting system undermines the very point of having a university. Williams College is one of at least 100 campuses with a system in place for students to report each other for saying or doing something slightly offensive. These trivially disturbing occurrences are known as "bias incidents"—and at Williams, virtually anything could qualify. According to the Massachusetts college's website, "name-calling and stereotyping" are examples of bias. Telling a joke that draws its humor from a stereotype is also wrong. Students shouldn't use...
  • ICE arrests 22 in Chicago area during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and fugitives

    01/10/2018 2:45:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 22 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Illinois’ Cook and Lake counties during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Monday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Illinois cities and towns: Chicago (9), Cicero (4), Hoffman Estates (1), Palatine (4), Park City (1), Rolling Meadows (2) and Round Lake Beach (1). All those arrested were men between the ages of 20 and 53. Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following five countries: Ecuador (1), Honduras (2), Mexico...