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Nov 29 2013

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Via Is That Baloney? on a tip from G Fox.




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  1. Would This Be Happening under Reagan? says:

    China scrambles jets in airzone:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/29/us-japan-china-patrol-idUSBRE9AR0OM20131129

  2. | says:

    As temperatures drop, talk of ‘global cooling’ heats up

    http://twitchy.com/2013/11/28/as-temperatures-drop-talk-of-global-cooling-heats-up/

    This of course is where we get to dredge up all of the “Global Cooling” is a myth articles that Leftists have been frantically typing out over the last decade.

    http://www.google.com/search?safe=active&hl=en&noj=1&as_qdr=all&q=global+cooling+myth&oq=global+cooling+myth&gs_l=serp.3..0l3j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j0i22i30l2.17791893.17798569.0.17799708.19.15.0.1.1.1.624.3101.4j7j2j5-2.15.0….0…1c.1.32.serp..8.11.1636.e-J-9rweYZ4

  3. Jukka Toivonen says:

    Editorial says dear leader messiah is the knockout king:

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/obamas-knockout-game-america/

  4. Stefan Lundstrom says:

    But Hanoi Heinz said it was peace in our time and don’t they fear the fierce warlord the lightworker the one:

    http://www.rightspeak.net/2013/11/iran-north-korea-secretly-developing.html

  5. Johnny "Flash" McDonald says:

    Dirty Harry wants to remake appeals court by elimination of filibuster:

    http://www.luxlibertas.com/wsj-harry-barack-and-yucca-mt/

  6. dan says:

    Whew….if even half of this is true….
    this is a conspiracy ‘expose’ that’ll boggle your mind:
    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/this-will-scare-everyone-new-world-order-genocide-revealed-by-ultimate-whistleblower-2833382.html

  7. Universal Exports says:

    @ Dan read the Georgia Guidestones.

  8. Shamrocks and Shenanigans says:

    New Hampshire should drop their state motto since it is bravo sierra:

    http://intellihub.com/2013/11/29/dhs-promotes-snitch-program-to-keep-shoppers-safe/

  9. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    “Scientists say the Universe contains many Black Holes, but why does Earth’s America have nearly all the Black Ass Holes?”

    👿

  10. dan says:

    DOH !
    My(Scott’s )wife found out the method today (didn’t use, saw it done):

    Use Wal-Mart layaway. It’s a free thing. Some woman she talked to bought SIX TV’s a week or two ago and used layaway. Picked them up today (probably in the afternoon after the madness ended) and got an AUTOMATIC price match for today’s prices. No hassle, no worry, no question marks…piece of cake.

  11. dan says:

    sorry for mangling the shopping tip…

    Beulah Montgomery: Knock-out ‘game’….
    hoax stories are diluting the horrible truth
    http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2013/11/beulah-montgomery-knock-out-game-is.html

  12. Wilberforce says:

    Another day, another “Victim” hoax. Ho hum…

    “EXCLUSIVE: Shocking discovery in hoax bias incident at Vassar College”

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/27/exclusive-shocking-discovery-in-hoax-bias-incident-at-vassar-college/

  13. Steve says:

    The War on Marriage: Married Couples May Get Less In ObamaCare Subsidies

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-war-on-marriage-married-couples-may.html

  14. Hope is for 12 year olds says:

    The billion dollar webpage still failing:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/30/us-usa-healthcare-idUSBRE9AR05M20131130

  15. Change is all you'll have left says:

    Even kool-aid kid comrades in Kalifornia don’t like failcare:

    http://watchdog.org/118306/top-california-hospitals-dont-like-obamacare-either/

  16. too black to fail says:

    The bailout of the crown jewel of socialist utopias has begun:

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131129/METRO01/311290027/-24-2M-federal-grant-hire-150-Detroit-firefighters-godsend-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

  17. The Peter Principle says:

    Editorial states what we knew already, impeach and remove:

    http://www.renewamerica.com/analysis/stone/131111

  18. I don't support China's economy says:

    Commiemart partners with DHSS to spy on lamers who shop there and support China’s economy femalefaust calls customer service regarding their policies and records it:

    http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/search?q=walmart+dhs

    (hat tip to femalefaust)

  19. 762x51 says:

    “| says:
    November 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Gun-control fans getting thuggish for next Colorado recall vote”

    | – The commies that backed Evie Hudak, no that is not an anagram for her real name, were thugs all through the recall effort AND LOST ANYWAY. She resigned when it became obvious, even to libtard morons that she would lose a special election just like the two other commies lost theirs earlier this year.

    There is no level of behavior that they will not stoop to in order to accomplish their goals and you cannot win by being “the better person”. Evil cannot be defeated by love and violence cannot be stopped by kindness. Freedom was won for you by men with guns, wrested from the hands of a violent tyrant by even greater violence. Violence is not in and of itself evil, rather the desired outcome of that violence is either good or evil. A person who shoots and kills an attacker bent on murder or rape is not morally equivalent to a person who shoots and kills someone in order to take their money. The 2014 election will contain violence, there is no question about it, but nothing when compared to what is coming in 2016. We must be prepared to meet those threats with overwhelming force if we are to throw off the tyranny of Marxism before it is too late.

    The time has come to decide whether you will fight and die or live out your life as a slave. I die free.

  20. buddy says:

    freaking douche bag whore. may she suffer a stroke and have to rely on Obummer Care for medical services

  21. berlet98 says:

    Race War in America. Part Three: Ayo Kimathi

    “Warfare is imminent and in order for White people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of Blacks–more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,” kill them because Blacks are a “sadistic race of devils.”

    Approximately how long would a white “small business specialist/acquisitions officer” or any other white employee, at the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division or elsewhere who posted that trash on his website remain in his position?

    A week? A day? An hour?

    However, black nationalist Ayo Kimathi seemed immune from any repercussions for his murderous racism until he was exposed last August by, of all groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center. Even then he kept his job dealing with whatever small businesses the DHS or ICE has to deal with until November after conservative media went viral with the story and pressured the DHS until they finally put Kimathi on administrative leave pending further review.

    With full pay of $115,731 per annum–plus benefits.

    Of course, there is no way of knowing whether the leftist-liberal SPLC outed Kimathi because of his black racist trash blogging about white people or because he attacked President Barack Hussein Obama as a “treasonous mulatto scum dweller,” former Secretary of State “Colon” (sic) Powell and Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Toms,” warned that some whites and Obama are trying to “homosexualize” black men to make them weaker, and suggested that a woman’s primary role should be to “keep a strong Black man happy.”

    Still, not content with posting that drivel, he vilified black icons Al Sharpton, Lil Wayne, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Condoleezza Rice, as well as “Gay Edgar Hoover.”

    Based on how Obama’s government and operatives operate, I’d give odds that that the SPLC outed Kimathi not as a result of his anti-white tirades and threats of a race war but due to his abuse of homosexuals and black heroes.

    Sarah Palin . . . (Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=34339.)

  22. jackchrista says:

    To F.D.R. in Hell: Stalin ordered the Communists to vote for the Republican candidate for President… ☻ jack☺

  23. Petterssonp says:

    Words, Then and Now
    Bailout
    Then: Ejecting from a failing aircraft before it crashes
    Now: Injecting money into a crony too-big-to-fail bank before it crashes

    The Constitution
    Then: A document protecting the rights of individuals from the government
    Now: A document protecting the rights of the government from individuals

    Crony
    Then: Someone a pal would share a drink with
    Now: Someone a pol will share taxpayer money with

    Freedom
    Then: You do what you want
    Now: You do what we want

    Poverty
    Then: A lack of the basic necessities of life
    Now: A lack of the newest iPhone

    Racism
    Then: Resentment of one’s skin color
    Now: Resentment of one’s political views

    Rights
    Then: Derived from nature and nature’s God; protected by the government
    Now: Derived from the government; not protected by anything

    Tax
    Then: A means of funding the services provided by the government
    Now: A means provided to the government to screw you if you don’t buy health insurance

    Journalism:
    Then: All the news that’s fit to print
    Now: All the news that fits our narrative, we print

    Evolution
    Then: A scientific theory explaining the development of complex creatures from simpler ones
    Now: A journalistic theory explaining the development of simplistic legal opinions from supposedly complex supreme court justices

    Investment
    Then: A person risking some of his own money in hopes of a positive return
    Now: A politician risking a lot of the public’s money which he’s positive won’t be returned

    Environmentalism:
    Then: A movement seeking to preserve the earth for future generations
    Now: A movement seeking to kill off future generations to preserve the earth

    Environmentalism:
    Then: A movement seeking to preserve the earth for future generations
    Now: A movement seeking to kill off future generations to preserve the earth

    Mortgage
    Then: A loan made to a mature, responsible person for the purpose of purchasing a house
    Now: A loan made to an immature, irresponsible person for the purpose of making politicians feel good

    Ambition
    Then: Spending billions to build a rocket to take men to the moon and break rocks
    Now: Spending billions to build a train to take men from Bakersfield to Fresno which will never break ground

    Woman
    Then: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics
    Now: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics who votes Democrat

    Wedding
    Then: An occasion to celebrate with gifts to the new bride and groom
    Now: An occasion to celebrate with a donation to Barack Obama

    Change
    Then: “Change back from your dollar,” an ad campaign for selling hamburgers
    Now: “Change you can believe in,” an ad campaign for selling a meathead

    Clown
    Then: Symbolic head of McDonalds
    Now: Actual head of the US

    – See more at:http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/words-then-and-now-t9220.html

  24. $74486366 says:

    Words, Then and Now
    Bailout
    Then: Ejecting from a failing aircraft before it crashes
    Now: Injecting money into a crony too-big-to-fail bank before it crashes

    The Constitution
    Then: A document protecting the rights of individuals from the government
    Now: A document protecting the rights of the government from individuals

    Crony
    Then: Someone a pal would share a drink with
    Now: Someone a pol will share taxpayer money with

    Freedom
    Then: You do what you want
    Now: You do what we want

    Poverty
    Then: A lack of the basic necessities of life
    Now: A lack of the newest iPhone

    Racism
    Then: Resentment of one’s skin color
    Now: Resentment of one’s political views

    Rights
    Then: Derived from nature and nature’s God; protected by the government
    Now: Derived from the government; not protected by anything

    Tax
    Then: A means of funding the services provided by the government
    Now: A means provided to the government to screw you if you don’t buy health insurance

    Journalism:
    Then: All the news that’s fit to print
    Now: All the news that fits our narrative, we print

    Evolution
    Then: A scientific theory explaining the development of complex creatures from simpler ones
    Now: A journalistic theory explaining the development of simplistic legal opinions from supposedly complex supreme court justices

    Investment
    Then: A person risking some of his own money in hopes of a positive return
    Now: A politician risking a lot of the public’s money which he’s positive won’t be returned

    Environmentalism:
    Then: A movement seeking to preserve the earth for future generations
    Now: A movement seeking to kill off future generations to preserve the earth

    Environmentalism:
    Then: A movement seeking to preserve the earth for future generations
    Now: A movement seeking to kill off future generations to preserve the earth

    Mortgage
    Then: A loan made to a mature, responsible person for the purpose of purchasing a house
    Now: A loan made to an immature, irresponsible person for the purpose of making politicians feel good

    Ambition
    Then: Spending billions to build a rocket to take men to the moon and break rocks
    Now: Spending billions to build a train to take men from Bakersfield to Fresno which will never break ground

    Woman
    Then: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics
    Now: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics who votes Democrat

    Wedding
    Then: An occasion to celebrate with gifts to the new bride and groom
    Now: An occasion to celebrate with a donation to Barack Obama

    Change
    Then: “Change back from your dollar,” an ad campaign for selling hamburgers
    Now: “Change you can believe in,” an ad campaign for selling a meathead

    Clown
    Then: Symbolic head of McDonalds
    Now: Actual head of the US

    – See more at:http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/words-then-and-now-t9220.html

  25. Petterssonp says:

    “Never Forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.”


    -Alexander Hope, from the novel “Hope” by L. Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman

  26. $74486366 says:

    “Never Forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.”


    -Alexander Hope, from the novel “Hope” by L. Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman

  27. Petterssonp says:

    The Constitution
    Then: A document protecting the rights of individuals from the government
    Now: A document protecting the rights of the government from individuals

    Rights
    Then: Derived from nature and nature’s God; protected by the government
    Now: Derived from the government; not protected by anything

    Education
    Then: Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic
    Now: Party-Approved Propaganda

    Family
    Then: A married couple with one or more children, maybe a dog
    Now: Whatever the loudest group of pundits decides; the dog ends up on the dinner table

    Ku Klux Klan
    Then: A Democrat group that lynched blacks
    Now: A code word for Republicans

    Nazi
    Then: The National Socialist Workers’ Party of Germany; killed millions of innocents
    Now: Anyone who disagrees with you, especially Republicans

    Truth
    Then: Something that is irrevocably correct; an unchanging fact, moral or otherwise
    Now: Whatever you think it is (as long as it doesn’t go against the Progressive beliefs)

    Independent Woman
    Then: Allowed to vote, make decisions for herself, get an education
    Now: Allowed to murder her own children and vote Democrat

    Babies
    Then: A living human being
    Now: A parasite that can be killed whenever you wish

    Hypocrite
    Then: Someone who consistently did not practice what he preached
    Now: Anyone who slips up just once

    Hard Work
    Then: Working 18 hours a day to buy a bigger house and a better life
    Now: Lifting the remote to change the channel
    – See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/words-then-and-now-t9220.html

  28. $74486366 says:

    The Constitution
    Then: A document protecting the rights of individuals from the government
    Now: A document protecting the rights of the government from individuals

    Rights
    Then: Derived from nature and nature’s God; protected by the government
    Now: Derived from the government; not protected by anything

    Education
    Then: Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic
    Now: Party-Approved Propaganda

    Family
    Then: A married couple with one or more children, maybe a dog
    Now: Whatever the loudest group of pundits decides; the dog ends up on the dinner table

    Ku Klux Klan
    Then: A Democrat group that lynched blacks
    Now: A code word for Republicans

    Nazi
    Then: The National Socialist Workers’ Party of Germany; killed millions of innocents
    Now: Anyone who disagrees with you, especially Republicans

    Truth
    Then: Something that is irrevocably correct; an unchanging fact, moral or otherwise
    Now: Whatever you think it is (as long as it doesn’t go against the Progressive beliefs)

    Independent Woman
    Then: Allowed to vote, make decisions for herself, get an education
    Now: Allowed to murder her own children and vote Democrat

    Babies
    Then: A living human being
    Now: A parasite that can be killed whenever you wish

    Hypocrite
    Then: Someone who consistently did not practice what he preached
    Now: Anyone who slips up just once

    Hard Work
    Then: Working 18 hours a day to buy a bigger house and a better life
    Now: Lifting the remote to change the channel
    – See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth/words-then-and-now-t9220.html

  29. Petterssonp says:

    GOP Rep: ISIS And Mexican Drug Cartels “Talking To Each Other”
    Does anyone doubt for a moment that the cartels can smuggle in ISIS terrorists through our porous border? And now they have tons of money to pay for the service…

    Via Breitbart:

    Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) was asked if there is any current interaction between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels he said “yes” and added they are “talking to each other.”
    The member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security said, “In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other”
    He added, “The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do … They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They’re vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/197172-gop-rep-isis-and-mexican-drug-cartels-talking-to-each-other/

  30. $74486366 says:

    GOP Rep: ISIS And Mexican Drug Cartels “Talking To Each Other”
    Does anyone doubt for a moment that the cartels can smuggle in ISIS terrorists through our porous border? And now they have tons of money to pay for the service…

    Via Breitbart:

    Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) was asked if there is any current interaction between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels he said “yes” and added they are “talking to each other.”
    The member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security said, “In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other”
    He added, “The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do … They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They’re vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/197172-gop-rep-isis-and-mexican-drug-cartels-talking-to-each-other/

  31. Petterssonp says:

    Want Milk or Toilet Paper? The Venezuelan Government Wants Your Fingerprints
    In a move that will no doubt help further the Venezuelan government’s aim of establishing a socialist utopian republic, President Nicolas Maduro announced this week that grocery stores will soon begin the mandatory fingerprinting of customers. The peculiar initiative, which could be implemented by the end of the year, is meant to help combat the hoarding and smuggling of government-subsidized goods.

    Venezuela exerts stringent currency and price controls on many products in an attempt to keep them affordable for its poorest citizens. Unfortunately, a staggering quantity of this merchandise ends up being secreted out of the country and re-sold at a profit in neighboring Colombia.
    https://news.vice.com/article/want-milk-or-toilet-paper-the-venezuelan-government-wants-your-fingerprints

  32. $74486366 says:

    Want Milk or Toilet Paper? The Venezuelan Government Wants Your Fingerprints
    In a move that will no doubt help further the Venezuelan government’s aim of establishing a socialist utopian republic, President Nicolas Maduro announced this week that grocery stores will soon begin the mandatory fingerprinting of customers. The peculiar initiative, which could be implemented by the end of the year, is meant to help combat the hoarding and smuggling of government-subsidized goods.

    Venezuela exerts stringent currency and price controls on many products in an attempt to keep them affordable for its poorest citizens. Unfortunately, a staggering quantity of this merchandise ends up being secreted out of the country and re-sold at a profit in neighboring Colombia.
    https://news.vice.com/article/want-milk-or-toilet-paper-the-venezuelan-government-wants-your-fingerprints

  33. Petterssonp says:

    Speed kills racial profiling study
    As is usually the case with bogus race studies, the pivotal 1993 survey compared speed stops on the New Jersey turnpike to the population of all drivers on the turnpike – not with the population of all speeders on the turnpike.

    Such meaningless studies are popular on the left, where it is assumed that people of different races, genders, and ethnicities will always behave identically in all respects.

    Being denounced as virtual Klansmen, the state troopers demanded a real study.

    Confident that any new study would merely serve to confirm the troopers’ racism, the DOJ and the New Jersey attorney general commissioned a statistical investigation from the Public Services Research Institute in Maryland.

    The institute’s study was a spectacular thing. Using expensive monitors with high-speed cameras and radar detectors, they clocked the speeds of nearly 40,000 drivers on the relevant section of the turnpike. Three researchers then examined the photos to determine the race of the driver — without knowing whether the driver was speeding, which was defined as going more than 80 mph in 65 mph zones.

    The result: No racial profiling.

    Blacks constituted 25 percent of all speeders and they were 23 percent of drivers stopped for speeding. Controlling for age and gender, blacks sped at about twice the rate of whites. The disparity was even greater for drivers exceeding 90 mph.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/03/speed-kills-racial-profiling-study/

  34. $74486366 says:

    Speed kills racial profiling study
    As is usually the case with bogus race studies, the pivotal 1993 survey compared speed stops on the New Jersey turnpike to the population of all drivers on the turnpike – not with the population of all speeders on the turnpike.

    Such meaningless studies are popular on the left, where it is assumed that people of different races, genders, and ethnicities will always behave identically in all respects.

    Being denounced as virtual Klansmen, the state troopers demanded a real study.

    Confident that any new study would merely serve to confirm the troopers’ racism, the DOJ and the New Jersey attorney general commissioned a statistical investigation from the Public Services Research Institute in Maryland.

    The institute’s study was a spectacular thing. Using expensive monitors with high-speed cameras and radar detectors, they clocked the speeds of nearly 40,000 drivers on the relevant section of the turnpike. Three researchers then examined the photos to determine the race of the driver — without knowing whether the driver was speeding, which was defined as going more than 80 mph in 65 mph zones.

    The result: No racial profiling.

    Blacks constituted 25 percent of all speeders and they were 23 percent of drivers stopped for speeding. Controlling for age and gender, blacks sped at about twice the rate of whites. The disparity was even greater for drivers exceeding 90 mph.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/03/speed-kills-racial-profiling-study/

  35. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Invents ‘Immigration Rights’ For Foreigners
    President Barack Obama believes that many foreigners have a right to immigrate into the United States, regardless of what Americans prefer, say immigration experts.

    The evidence emerged from the president’s mouth on Labor Day, as Obama was urging his supporters to vote in November, despite the struggling economy.

    That “immigration rights” phrase “implies that some people have the right to move here,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center of Immigration Studies.

    “It is supposed to be Congress [which decides who can immigrate] but what the president seems to be saying is that ‘If migrants themselves decides to immigrate, and if they are here long enough, we’ll let them stay,’” he said.

    That number of foreigners who could gain from the idea could be very large.

    Roughly 12 million illegals are living in the country, and Obama has backed plans to provide them with an amnesty. More than 130,000 Central Americans have crossed the U.S. border since last October, and have been allowed by Obama to file for Green Cards instead of being immediately repatriated.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/02/obama-invents-immigration-rights-for-foreigners/

  36. $74486366 says:

    Obama Invents ‘Immigration Rights’ For Foreigners
    President Barack Obama believes that many foreigners have a right to immigrate into the United States, regardless of what Americans prefer, say immigration experts.

    The evidence emerged from the president’s mouth on Labor Day, as Obama was urging his supporters to vote in November, despite the struggling economy.

    That “immigration rights” phrase “implies that some people have the right to move here,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center of Immigration Studies.

    “It is supposed to be Congress [which decides who can immigrate] but what the president seems to be saying is that ‘If migrants themselves decides to immigrate, and if they are here long enough, we’ll let them stay,’” he said.

    That number of foreigners who could gain from the idea could be very large.

    Roughly 12 million illegals are living in the country, and Obama has backed plans to provide them with an amnesty. More than 130,000 Central Americans have crossed the U.S. border since last October, and have been allowed by Obama to file for Green Cards instead of being immediately repatriated.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/02/obama-invents-immigration-rights-for-foreigners/

  37. Petterssonp says:

    D.C. Ranked One of America’s Snobbiest Cities
    LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The District of Columbia’s penchant for fine arts and museums have long made the city a tourist destination — but those attractions also have helped make it one of the snobbiest cities in America.

    The nation’s capital ranks second in a list of “The 10 Snobbiest Cities In America,” according to rankings from Movoto. Only San Francisco prevented Washington from claiming the title of the U.S.’s snobbiest city.
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/09/04/d-c-ranked-one-of-americas-snobbiest-cities/

  38. $74486366 says:

    D.C. Ranked One of America’s Snobbiest Cities
    LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The District of Columbia’s penchant for fine arts and museums have long made the city a tourist destination — but those attractions also have helped make it one of the snobbiest cities in America.

    The nation’s capital ranks second in a list of “The 10 Snobbiest Cities In America,” according to rankings from Movoto. Only San Francisco prevented Washington from claiming the title of the U.S.’s snobbiest city.
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/09/04/d-c-ranked-one-of-americas-snobbiest-cities/

  39. Petterssonp says:

    This guy shutdown the police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CZh9xumD1cQ
    Published on Sep 2, 2014
    Never Open the Door for the cops, but if you do, never consent to warrantless searches.

  40. $74486366 says:

    This guy shutdown the police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CZh9xumD1cQ
    Published on Sep 2, 2014
    Never Open the Door for the cops, but if you do, never consent to warrantless searches.

  41. Petterssonp says:

    The Collapse of Obama’s Foreign Policy
    President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIL, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.”

    What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Fewer genocidal threats against embattled minorities. A downgrading of the caliphate to a mini-state, or merely a large swath of territory in Syria and Iraq.

    Put to the rhythms of Winston Churchill’s famous call to arms in Parliament in June 1940, the Obama posture is, “We shall degrade you, we shall lessen you as a factor, we shall make you manageable, we shall hope that the attention of this great continental nation … turns to something else soon.”

    What we have been witnessing the past few weeks, in real time, is the intellectual collapse of Obama’s foreign policy, accompanied by its rapid political unraveling. When Al Franken is ripping you for lacking a strategy against ISIL in Syria, you have a problem.
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/the-collapse-of-obamas-foreign-policy-110575.html#

  42. $74486366 says:

    The Collapse of Obama’s Foreign Policy
    President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIL, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.”

    What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Fewer genocidal threats against embattled minorities. A downgrading of the caliphate to a mini-state, or merely a large swath of territory in Syria and Iraq.

    Put to the rhythms of Winston Churchill’s famous call to arms in Parliament in June 1940, the Obama posture is, “We shall degrade you, we shall lessen you as a factor, we shall make you manageable, we shall hope that the attention of this great continental nation … turns to something else soon.”

    What we have been witnessing the past few weeks, in real time, is the intellectual collapse of Obama’s foreign policy, accompanied by its rapid political unraveling. When Al Franken is ripping you for lacking a strategy against ISIL in Syria, you have a problem.
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/the-collapse-of-obamas-foreign-policy-110575.html#

  43. Petterssonp says:

    Warren: Destroying ISIS should be ‘No. 1 priority’
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday said that the Obama administration should make defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) its top priority.

    “ISIS is growing in strength. It has money, it has organization, it has the capacity to inflict real damage. So when we think about a response we have to think about how to destroy that,” Warren told Yahoo’s Katie Couric.

    Warren agreed that “time is of the essence.”

    “We need to be working now, full-speed ahead, with other countries, to destroy ISIS. That should be our No. 1 priority,” she said in a wide-ranging interview promoting her latest book, A Fighting Chance.

    President Obama said earlier in the day from Estonia that the U.S. would “degrade and destroy” the terrorist group. But later he said the country should work with allies to “shrink” the group’s “sphere of influence,” effectively making it a “manageable problem.”
    http://thehill.com/policy/international/216559-warren-destroying-isis-should-be-our-no-1-priority

  44. $74486366 says:

    Warren: Destroying ISIS should be ‘No. 1 priority’
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday said that the Obama administration should make defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) its top priority.

    “ISIS is growing in strength. It has money, it has organization, it has the capacity to inflict real damage. So when we think about a response we have to think about how to destroy that,” Warren told Yahoo’s Katie Couric.

    Warren agreed that “time is of the essence.”

    “We need to be working now, full-speed ahead, with other countries, to destroy ISIS. That should be our No. 1 priority,” she said in a wide-ranging interview promoting her latest book, A Fighting Chance.

    President Obama said earlier in the day from Estonia that the U.S. would “degrade and destroy” the terrorist group. But later he said the country should work with allies to “shrink” the group’s “sphere of influence,” effectively making it a “manageable problem.”
    http://thehill.com/policy/international/216559-warren-destroying-isis-should-be-our-no-1-priority

  45. Petterssonp says:

    Michael Bloomberg Returns to Private Business as Gun Control Push Is Failing
    With gun control failing nationally, The New York Times reports that Michael Bloomberg is heading back to private business at Bloomberg L.P.

    This comes after he dumped $150,000 into the August 12th Milwaukee County Sheriff’s race in an attempt to beat Sheriff David Clarke’s “conservative pro-gun policies.” Clarke won. Bloomberg lost.

    It also comes after his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety aired a video meant to justify firearm confiscation for women’s safety, but which inadvertently made the case for women to own guns to protect themselves. Breitbart News reported that after a female panel reviewed the commercial on ABC’s The View, three of the four panelists came away telling women to get a gun to protect themselves and their children.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/03/With-Gun-Control-Push-Failing-Michael-Bloomberg-Returns-To-Private-Business

  46. $74486366 says:

    Michael Bloomberg Returns to Private Business as Gun Control Push Is Failing
    With gun control failing nationally, The New York Times reports that Michael Bloomberg is heading back to private business at Bloomberg L.P.

    This comes after he dumped $150,000 into the August 12th Milwaukee County Sheriff’s race in an attempt to beat Sheriff David Clarke’s “conservative pro-gun policies.” Clarke won. Bloomberg lost.

    It also comes after his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety aired a video meant to justify firearm confiscation for women’s safety, but which inadvertently made the case for women to own guns to protect themselves. Breitbart News reported that after a female panel reviewed the commercial on ABC’s The View, three of the four panelists came away telling women to get a gun to protect themselves and their children.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/03/With-Gun-Control-Push-Failing-Michael-Bloomberg-Returns-To-Private-Business

  47. Petterssonp says:

    Gallup: 71% of Americans Support Right-to-Work Laws
    (CNSNews.com) – Seventy-one percent of Americans say they would vote in favor of a right-to-work law, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    Gallup asked a random sample of 1,032 adults: “Some states have passed right-to work or open shop laws that say each worker has the right to hold his job in a company, no matter whether he joins a labor union, or not. If you were asked to vote on such a law, would you vote for it, or against it?”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/gallup-71-americans-support-right-work-laws

  48. $74486366 says:

    Gallup: 71% of Americans Support Right-to-Work Laws
    (CNSNews.com) – Seventy-one percent of Americans say they would vote in favor of a right-to-work law, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    Gallup asked a random sample of 1,032 adults: “Some states have passed right-to work or open shop laws that say each worker has the right to hold his job in a company, no matter whether he joins a labor union, or not. If you were asked to vote on such a law, would you vote for it, or against it?”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/gallup-71-americans-support-right-work-laws

  49. Petterssonp says:

    Unreal: Top Obama Official Says ISIS Is The Next Administration’s Problem…
    Kicking the can.
    Via Hot Air:

    On Thursday morning, White House Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that the Obama administration is seeking to combat the Islamic State threat, as it executes one “terrorist attack” after another against the United States, in a “deliberate” fashion. That’s a far more generous way of confessing to near paralytic dithering.

    Last week, President Barack Obama admitted that his administration does not “have a strategy yet” for attacking the Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold. On Wednesday, noting in the same speech that his administration would seek to “destroy” ISIS and/or “shrink” it into a “manageable problem,” he revealed that he does not really even have a single objective in mind for how to deal with the Islamic State. […]

    But this is not the only language of the Bush years Blinken appropriated this week. Appearing on CNN on Wednesday, the deputy national security advisor told Wolf Blitzer that the fight against ISIS may be – like the once-defunct War on Terror – a generational struggle. Except he did not say that. Blinken said that throttling the nascent Islamic State in the crib is a project for the next occupant of the Oval Office.

    “This, as the President has said, is going to have to be a sustained effort,” Blinken said. “It’s going to take time, and it will probably go beyond even this administration to get to the point of defeat.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/198608-unreal-top-obama-official-says-isis-is-the-next-administrations-problem/

  50. $74486366 says:

    Unreal: Top Obama Official Says ISIS Is The Next Administration’s Problem…
    Kicking the can.
    Via Hot Air:

    On Thursday morning, White House Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that the Obama administration is seeking to combat the Islamic State threat, as it executes one “terrorist attack” after another against the United States, in a “deliberate” fashion. That’s a far more generous way of confessing to near paralytic dithering.

    Last week, President Barack Obama admitted that his administration does not “have a strategy yet” for attacking the Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold. On Wednesday, noting in the same speech that his administration would seek to “destroy” ISIS and/or “shrink” it into a “manageable problem,” he revealed that he does not really even have a single objective in mind for how to deal with the Islamic State. […]

    But this is not the only language of the Bush years Blinken appropriated this week. Appearing on CNN on Wednesday, the deputy national security advisor told Wolf Blitzer that the fight against ISIS may be – like the once-defunct War on Terror – a generational struggle. Except he did not say that. Blinken said that throttling the nascent Islamic State in the crib is a project for the next occupant of the Oval Office.

    “This, as the President has said, is going to have to be a sustained effort,” Blinken said. “It’s going to take time, and it will probably go beyond even this administration to get to the point of defeat.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/198608-unreal-top-obama-official-says-isis-is-the-next-administrations-problem/

  51. Petterssonp says:

    FLASHBACK: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Lectures GOP About “Civility” In Political Discourse…
    Apparently that civility doesn’t apply to Dems.

    Jan. 18 2011:

    “I think all of us need to be more careful about the words that we choose to use, including things like the title of the repeal of health-care reform. I’m glad that Speaker Boehner chose to verbalize a different title for that bill, but they, so far, have refused to actually change the title of ‘Job-Killing Healthcare Repeal.’ I think we need to be leaders by example, and when we do that, then hopefully we’re gonna be able to push the shock jocks and others outside our process to take a page from our book. And if we have a more productive civil discourse, then we can really live up to President Obama’s words and Christina Taylor Green’s dreams, her expectations for our democracy.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/198623-flashback-debbie-wasserman-schultz-lectures-gop-about-civility-in-political-discourse/

  52. $74486366 says:

    FLASHBACK: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Lectures GOP About “Civility” In Political Discourse…
    Apparently that civility doesn’t apply to Dems.

    Jan. 18 2011:

    “I think all of us need to be more careful about the words that we choose to use, including things like the title of the repeal of health-care reform. I’m glad that Speaker Boehner chose to verbalize a different title for that bill, but they, so far, have refused to actually change the title of ‘Job-Killing Healthcare Repeal.’ I think we need to be leaders by example, and when we do that, then hopefully we’re gonna be able to push the shock jocks and others outside our process to take a page from our book. And if we have a more productive civil discourse, then we can really live up to President Obama’s words and Christina Taylor Green’s dreams, her expectations for our democracy.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/198623-flashback-debbie-wasserman-schultz-lectures-gop-about-civility-in-political-discourse/

  53. Petterssonp says:

    Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
    38% Approve
    54% Disapprove
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

  54. $74486366 says:

    Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
    38% Approve
    54% Disapprove
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

  55. Petterssonp says:

    State Department Declares War On ISIS Bill O’Reilly…
    Instead of tackling a real threat like the Islamic State, the State Department would rather throw petty insults at O’Reilly.
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2014-09-04-at-12.49.23-PM.png
    http://weaselzippers.us/198637-state-department-issues-firm-rebuke-to-isis-bill-oreilly/

  56. $74486366 says:

    State Department Declares War On ISIS Bill O’Reilly…
    Instead of tackling a real threat like the Islamic State, the State Department would rather throw petty insults at O’Reilly.
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2014-09-04-at-12.49.23-PM.png
    http://weaselzippers.us/198637-state-department-issues-firm-rebuke-to-isis-bill-oreilly/

  57. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants
    The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000 poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most dangerous month of this year.

    That’s contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end.

    Obama however, focused the reporters’ attention on the smaller part of the inflow — the so-called “unaccompanied children” from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    He ignored the bigger and faster-growing part of the inflow — the groups of adults and children that are defined as “family units” by border officials.

    Obama’s data was correct for the number of Central American “unaccompanied” youths who crossed without adults. Their numbers fell from 4,332 in July to 2,037 in August, according to monthly records that are released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/obama-hides-steady-inflow-of-central-american-migrants/

  58. $74486366 says:

    “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Fredric Bastiat

  59. Petterssonp says:

    Mark Levin: Americans Joining ISIS Relinquish Their U.S. Citizenship
    In a stunning admission, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed the public that there is a problem with foreign fighters aiding the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, inlcuding, at least, 100 U.S. citizens.

    Levin responded to Hagel’s alarming admission with the following:

    “Okay. Now, the way I see it, you’re Secretary of Defense, and you now pose a problem. What’s the fix?

    “And this is why I think so many of you are frustrated.

    “Okay. We got it. These animals hate us. Some of them, have either come into our country from other countries and settled or have been born here, but they’ve now joined the enemy. Now what are we going to do about it?

    “I have said time and again now, that these people have, by their own actions, relinquished their United States Citizenship. They should not be permitted back into the country, and if the crackpots insist on judicial review, it should be judicial review by a military tribunal. That’s the way it is supposed to be done, and not on our own territory, at Guantanamo Bay.”

    Levin went on to explain the foundation for his suggestion that U.S. citizens fighting for ISIS have “relinquished their United States citizenship.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/michael-morris/mark-levin-americans-joining-isis-relinquish-their-us-citizenship

  60. $74486366 says:

    Mark Levin: Americans Joining ISIS Relinquish Their U.S. Citizenship
    In a stunning admission, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed the public that there is a problem with foreign fighters aiding the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, inlcuding, at least, 100 U.S. citizens.

    Levin responded to Hagel’s alarming admission with the following:

    “Okay. Now, the way I see it, you’re Secretary of Defense, and you now pose a problem. What’s the fix?

    “And this is why I think so many of you are frustrated.

    “Okay. We got it. These animals hate us. Some of them, have either come into our country from other countries and settled or have been born here, but they’ve now joined the enemy. Now what are we going to do about it?

    “I have said time and again now, that these people have, by their own actions, relinquished their United States Citizenship. They should not be permitted back into the country, and if the crackpots insist on judicial review, it should be judicial review by a military tribunal. That’s the way it is supposed to be done, and not on our own territory, at Guantanamo Bay.”

    Levin went on to explain the foundation for his suggestion that U.S. citizens fighting for ISIS have “relinquished their United States citizenship.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/michael-morris/mark-levin-americans-joining-isis-relinquish-their-us-citizenship

  61. Petterssonp says:

    So, HealthCare.go was hacked
    Well, who could have seen this coming? Thankfully, at this point, the reports say there has been no release of personal information. I can’t say I’m terribly heartened:

    A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials.

    “Our review indicates that the server did not contain consumer personal information; data was not transmitted outside the agency, and the website was not specifically targeted,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a written statement. “We have taken measures to further strengthen security.”

    Well, I guess this guy saw this coming, along with anyone who was willing to recognize how shoddy this production schedule was from Day One:

    Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that he determined he could gain access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov within about 4 minutes — and it required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.

    “And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”

    “You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said…

    “What we learned was that they had rushed through what we call the software development life cycle where they actually build the application,”

    he said on Fox.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/04/so-healthcare-gov-was-hacked/

  62. $74486366 says:

    So, HealthCare.go was hacked
    Well, who could have seen this coming? Thankfully, at this point, the reports say there has been no release of personal information. I can’t say I’m terribly heartened:

    A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials.

    “Our review indicates that the server did not contain consumer personal information; data was not transmitted outside the agency, and the website was not specifically targeted,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a written statement. “We have taken measures to further strengthen security.”

    Well, I guess this guy saw this coming, along with anyone who was willing to recognize how shoddy this production schedule was from Day One:

    Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that he determined he could gain access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov within about 4 minutes — and it required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.

    “And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”

    “You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said…

    “What we learned was that they had rushed through what we call the software development life cycle where they actually build the application,”

    he said on Fox.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/04/so-healthcare-gov-was-hacked/

  63. Petterssonp says:

    NRA boss LaPierre: Americans fear their country ‘off the rails’ under Obama
    Wayne LaPierre’s message targets middle class worried about U.S. direction, security, freedomThe National Rifle Association has unleashed a multimillion-dollar TV advertising campaign that its longtime leader says is aimed at messaging beyond gun rights and reaching middle-class mothers, minorities and other Americans “who believe our country is off the rails.”

    The gun lobby’s campaign, launched in the last 10 days, uncharacteristically delves into issues far beyond the Second Amendment to explore the IRS scandal, media elitism and security vulnerabilities, with a call to return “good guys” to power.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/4/nra-ad-campaign-goes-beyond-gun-rights-reaches-out/

  64. $74486366 says:

    NRA boss LaPierre: Americans fear their country ‘off the rails’ under Obama
    Wayne LaPierre’s message targets middle class worried about U.S. direction, security, freedomThe National Rifle Association has unleashed a multimillion-dollar TV advertising campaign that its longtime leader says is aimed at messaging beyond gun rights and reaching middle-class mothers, minorities and other Americans “who believe our country is off the rails.”

    The gun lobby’s campaign, launched in the last 10 days, uncharacteristically delves into issues far beyond the Second Amendment to explore the IRS scandal, media elitism and security vulnerabilities, with a call to return “good guys” to power.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/4/nra-ad-campaign-goes-beyond-gun-rights-reaches-out/

  65. Petterssonp says:

    American college grad suspected of coordinating ISIS social media campaign
    ABC News reports that a Northeastern University graduate is suspected of joining ISIS and helping run its social media operation.

    Official: Boston man, wanted by FBI, suspected of doing ISIS social media – http://abcn.ws/1pq5pcB – more on @WNTonight
    5:07 PM – 4 Sep 2014
    Official: American May Be Key in ISIS Social Media Blitz

    By MICHELE McPHEE and BRIAN ROSS An American college graduate from Boston, who has been on the run from the FBI for years, is suspected of joining ISIS and leveraging his computer skills to spread…

    Ahmad Abousamra, a dual American-Syrian citizen, was born in France in 1981 but grew up in the upscale Boston suburb of Stoughton.…

    But Abousamra’s life changed drastically in 2004 when prosecutors say he and co-conspirators traveled to the Middle East with the goal of fighting and killing Americans in Iraq.

    Once abroad, two alleged co-conspirators of Abousamra’s, Tarek Mehanna and another unidentified individual, worked as effectively the “media wing” of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a 2009 indictment against Abousamra and Mehanna says. AQI later would evolve into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    Terrorism observers have noted ISIS’s media savvy, from viral meme-like postings and hashtag campaigns on Twitter to elaborate full-production videos – efforts that can multiply the perception of ISIS’s breadth and power in Syria and Iraq.

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/04/american-college-grad-suspected-of-coordinating-isis-social-media-campaign/

  66. $74486366 says:

    American college grad suspected of coordinating ISIS social media campaign
    ABC News reports that a Northeastern University graduate is suspected of joining ISIS and helping run its social media operation.

    Official: Boston man, wanted by FBI, suspected of doing ISIS social media – http://abcn.ws/1pq5pcB – more on @WNTonight
    5:07 PM – 4 Sep 2014
    Official: American May Be Key in ISIS Social Media Blitz

    By MICHELE McPHEE and BRIAN ROSS An American college graduate from Boston, who has been on the run from the FBI for years, is suspected of joining ISIS and leveraging his computer skills to spread…

    Ahmad Abousamra, a dual American-Syrian citizen, was born in France in 1981 but grew up in the upscale Boston suburb of Stoughton.…

    But Abousamra’s life changed drastically in 2004 when prosecutors say he and co-conspirators traveled to the Middle East with the goal of fighting and killing Americans in Iraq.

    Once abroad, two alleged co-conspirators of Abousamra’s, Tarek Mehanna and another unidentified individual, worked as effectively the “media wing” of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a 2009 indictment against Abousamra and Mehanna says. AQI later would evolve into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    Terrorism observers have noted ISIS’s media savvy, from viral meme-like postings and hashtag campaigns on Twitter to elaborate full-production videos – efforts that can multiply the perception of ISIS’s breadth and power in Syria and Iraq.

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/04/american-college-grad-suspected-of-coordinating-isis-social-media-campaign/

  67. Petterssonp says:

    Actually, The Greatest Threat to Our Liberty Is Federal Government Run Amok
    Local governments are pocket-sized hotbeds of tyranny. The only way to stop them is by promoting a stronger federal government. So says Franklin Foer in the New Republic.
    Here’s the kicker of his piece:

    Centuries ago, in the age of monarchs, the preservation of liberty required constraining the power of the central state. In our era, protecting rights requires the opposite. Only a strong federal government can curb the autocratic tendencies burbling across the country. Libertarians worry about the threat of local tyrants, too, but only abstractly. In practice, they remain so fixated on the perils of Washington that they rigidly insist on devolving power down to states, cities, and towns—the very places where their nightmares are springing to life.

    Nearly everything is wrong with this paragraph.
    First: most of the cops involved in Ferguson were not “local” in any sense of the word. Nearly the entire Ferguson police department where outsiders who not only lived geographically apart but also in dissimilar social and economic neighborhoods. As Radley Balko points out in his sprawling piece on Ferguson in the Washington Post, one of the complaints locals have is that “the cops and court officers often come not only from different zip codes, but from completely different cultures and lifestyles than the people whose fines and court fees fund their paychecks.” If anything, Foer inadvertently makes the case that communities should have stronger localized control over their government, not less.

    The second problem with the Ferguson example is that the militarization of local police forces – a development many libertarians have long focused on — was in many ways instituted by the federal government.
    http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/04/actually-the-greatest-threat-to-our-liberty-is-federal-government-run-amok/

  68. $74486366 says:

    Actually, The Greatest Threat to Our Liberty Is Federal Government Run Amok
    Local governments are pocket-sized hotbeds of tyranny. The only way to stop them is by promoting a stronger federal government. So says Franklin Foer in the New Republic.
    Here’s the kicker of his piece:

    Centuries ago, in the age of monarchs, the preservation of liberty required constraining the power of the central state. In our era, protecting rights requires the opposite. Only a strong federal government can curb the autocratic tendencies burbling across the country. Libertarians worry about the threat of local tyrants, too, but only abstractly. In practice, they remain so fixated on the perils of Washington that they rigidly insist on devolving power down to states, cities, and towns—the very places where their nightmares are springing to life.

    Nearly everything is wrong with this paragraph.
    First: most of the cops involved in Ferguson were not “local” in any sense of the word. Nearly the entire Ferguson police department where outsiders who not only lived geographically apart but also in dissimilar social and economic neighborhoods. As Radley Balko points out in his sprawling piece on Ferguson in the Washington Post, one of the complaints locals have is that “the cops and court officers often come not only from different zip codes, but from completely different cultures and lifestyles than the people whose fines and court fees fund their paychecks.” If anything, Foer inadvertently makes the case that communities should have stronger localized control over their government, not less.

    The second problem with the Ferguson example is that the militarization of local police forces – a development many libertarians have long focused on — was in many ways instituted by the federal government.
    http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/04/actually-the-greatest-threat-to-our-liberty-is-federal-government-run-amok/

  69. Petterssonp says:

    Exclusive: The IDF’s Ability to Strike Rockets Before They’re Launched
    An interview with a senior commander in the Gaza Division reveals how the IDF strikes down terrorists, in real time, as they attempt to launch rockets at Israel. “Without us, many more rockets would have been fired, endangering millions of Israelis.”

    Throughout Operation Protective Edge, the IDF struck hundreds of terrorists who were caught firing rockets at Israel. Many of them were struck right before launching, others were targeted after the act. Nevertheless, the IDF’s real-time intelligence and pinpoint striking abilities made it very difficult for terrorists to fire rockets at Israel without being targeted.
    http://www.idfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/info-hupat-esh2-1-640×536.jpg
    Hamas’ Strategy: Firing from Within Civilian Population

    “Hamas fires mainly from within the civilian population and sensitive areas. Schools, mosques and medical facilities are often used to fire rockets at Israel,” explained the senior commander in the Gaza Division.

    “They [Hamas] do it because they understand that we have the ability to detect and target them when they fire rockets, but when they fire from sensitive locations we are reluctant to do so. Hamas terrorists know we are humane, they know that we don’t want to harm civilians. So they put their own civilians in danger in order to kill ours.”
    http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/09/04/exclusive-idfs-ability-strike-rockets-theyre-launched/

  70. $74486366 says:

    Exclusive: The IDF’s Ability to Strike Rockets Before They’re Launched
    An interview with a senior commander in the Gaza Division reveals how the IDF strikes down terrorists, in real time, as they attempt to launch rockets at Israel. “Without us, many more rockets would have been fired, endangering millions of Israelis.”

    Throughout Operation Protective Edge, the IDF struck hundreds of terrorists who were caught firing rockets at Israel. Many of them were struck right before launching, others were targeted after the act. Nevertheless, the IDF’s real-time intelligence and pinpoint striking abilities made it very difficult for terrorists to fire rockets at Israel without being targeted.
    http://www.idfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/info-hupat-esh2-1-640×536.jpg
    Hamas’ Strategy: Firing from Within Civilian Population

    “Hamas fires mainly from within the civilian population and sensitive areas. Schools, mosques and medical facilities are often used to fire rockets at Israel,” explained the senior commander in the Gaza Division.

    “They [Hamas] do it because they understand that we have the ability to detect and target them when they fire rockets, but when they fire from sensitive locations we are reluctant to do so. Hamas terrorists know we are humane, they know that we don’t want to harm civilians. So they put their own civilians in danger in order to kill ours.”
    http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/09/04/exclusive-idfs-ability-strike-rockets-theyre-launched/

  71. Petterssonp says:

    Fighting for Life: The Female Paramedics of Operation Protective Edge
    They are among the few women who entered the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge. Amid the clashes and mortar fire, three combat soldiers tell us of the days they spent fighting to save the lives of their comrades on the battlefield.

    Before entering Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, IDF combat paramedics experienced intensive training and some of the military’s most demanding courses. For a year and a half, they underwent training in the IDF Paramedic-Combat course, acquiring advanced expertise in emergency medical care.

    Rigorous testing, hospital internships and intensive physical training shaped the service of IDF paramedics who participated in Israel’s operation. After returning from Gaza, they told us about their unique experiences saving lives on the battlefield.
    http://www.idfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/photo-1-640×480.jpg
    http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/08/30/fighting-life-female-paramedics-operation-protective-edge/

  72. $74486366 says:

    Fighting for Life: The Female Paramedics of Operation Protective Edge
    They are among the few women who entered the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge. Amid the clashes and mortar fire, three combat soldiers tell us of the days they spent fighting to save the lives of their comrades on the battlefield.

    Before entering Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, IDF combat paramedics experienced intensive training and some of the military’s most demanding courses. For a year and a half, they underwent training in the IDF Paramedic-Combat course, acquiring advanced expertise in emergency medical care.

    Rigorous testing, hospital internships and intensive physical training shaped the service of IDF paramedics who participated in Israel’s operation. After returning from Gaza, they told us about their unique experiences saving lives on the battlefield.
    http://www.idfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/photo-1-640×480.jpg
    http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/08/30/fighting-life-female-paramedics-operation-protective-edge/

  73. Petterssonp says:

    Horowitz: ISIS Raises the Stakes of a Porous Border
    During his Labor Day speech on Monday, President Obama attempted to invent a new constitutional right – one that should alarm all conservatives, especially during this time of grave national security concerns. As he ticked off his litany of principle rights he supports, such as “women’s rights and civil rights,” he added an item to the list – “immigration rights.”

    While our porous southern border represents a gaping hole in our national security, the criminal negligence of letting in terror threats through our legal points of entry is even more egregious. After all, the 9/11 hijackers did not fly into our buildings on planes that came straight from terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. They didn’t even come across our southern border. They were let into the country legally and were granted visas.

    Not only do we let security risks into the country, it is clear that this administration has no interest in tracking them down. With the huge increase in student and exchange visitors from countries like Saudi Arabia – topping 96,000 in 2012 – it’s not a very comforting thought knowing that we have no way of tracking many of them. According to data compiled by the Brookings Institute, Saudi Arabian nationals received more student visas between 2008-2012 than all but three other countries. If only a small percentage of those receiving visas have jihadist proclivities, that’s an awful lot of ticking time bombs.

    We need to ask important questions: is this the right time to massively expand visas and grant amnesty to all those who overstayed their visas – before we have any visa tracking system in place? At a time when student visas have grown from 662,966 in 2003 to more than 1.2 million, and without a security program in place, now is not the time to radically expand our visa programs.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/04/Horowitz-ISIS-Raises-Stakes-Of-Pourous-Borders/

  74. $74486366 says:

    Horowitz: ISIS Raises the Stakes of a Porous Border
    During his Labor Day speech on Monday, President Obama attempted to invent a new constitutional right – one that should alarm all conservatives, especially during this time of grave national security concerns. As he ticked off his litany of principle rights he supports, such as “women’s rights and civil rights,” he added an item to the list – “immigration rights.”

    While our porous southern border represents a gaping hole in our national security, the criminal negligence of letting in terror threats through our legal points of entry is even more egregious. After all, the 9/11 hijackers did not fly into our buildings on planes that came straight from terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. They didn’t even come across our southern border. They were let into the country legally and were granted visas.

    Not only do we let security risks into the country, it is clear that this administration has no interest in tracking them down. With the huge increase in student and exchange visitors from countries like Saudi Arabia – topping 96,000 in 2012 – it’s not a very comforting thought knowing that we have no way of tracking many of them. According to data compiled by the Brookings Institute, Saudi Arabian nationals received more student visas between 2008-2012 than all but three other countries. If only a small percentage of those receiving visas have jihadist proclivities, that’s an awful lot of ticking time bombs.

    We need to ask important questions: is this the right time to massively expand visas and grant amnesty to all those who overstayed their visas – before we have any visa tracking system in place? At a time when student visas have grown from 662,966 in 2003 to more than 1.2 million, and without a security program in place, now is not the time to radically expand our visa programs.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/04/Horowitz-ISIS-Raises-Stakes-Of-Pourous-Borders/

  75. Petterssonp says:

    The ISIS Bucket Challenge
    Raising awareness, one drop at a time.
    http://tpc.pc2.netdna-cdn.com/images/ISIS_Bucket_Challenge.jpg
    The ISIS Bucket Challenge: a life-saving activity involving dumping buckets of piss on the heads of Western pacifists with “Coexist” bumper stickers to raise their awareness about them actually having those heads, at least until ISIS shows up and chops them off.
    PISSProgressive Islamic Satanic State
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/the-isis-bucket-challenge-t14837.html

  76. $74486366 says:

    The ISIS Bucket Challenge
    Raising awareness, one drop at a time.
    http://tpc.pc2.netdna-cdn.com/images/ISIS_Bucket_Challenge.jpg
    The ISIS Bucket Challenge: a life-saving activity involving dumping buckets of piss on the heads of Western pacifists with “Coexist” bumper stickers to raise their awareness about them actually having those heads, at least until ISIS shows up and chops them off.
    PISSProgressive Islamic Satanic State
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/the-isis-bucket-challenge-t14837.html

  77. Petterssonp says:

    A First Amendment Education
    What the press corps isn’t telling you about the Scott Walker probe.
    The selective investigation of the political speech of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s allies goes to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals next week, and with any luck the judges will vindicate a district court’s preliminary injunction that has shut down the probe. They should do so before the November election because this unconstitutional exercise is being exploited by Mr. Walker’s enemies to defeat him.

    The latest media misinformation concerns emails that show Mr. Walker raised money for the Wisconsin Club for Growth. But raising money for Super Pacs and 501(c) groups is routine political behavior, as President Obama and Harry Reid routinely demonstrate.

    Prosecutors pursuing Mr. Walker have been pushing a theory of campaign-finance law that the state’s own campaign finance regulator, the Government Accountability Board, has admitted is unconstitutional under Supreme Court precedent. The theory has also been rejected by the Seventh Circuit and by two judges in the Walker probe.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-first-amendment-education-1409872299

  78. $74486366 says:

    A First Amendment Education
    What the press corps isn’t telling you about the Scott Walker probe.
    The selective investigation of the political speech of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s allies goes to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals next week, and with any luck the judges will vindicate a district court’s preliminary injunction that has shut down the probe. They should do so before the November election because this unconstitutional exercise is being exploited by Mr. Walker’s enemies to defeat him.

    The latest media misinformation concerns emails that show Mr. Walker raised money for the Wisconsin Club for Growth. But raising money for Super Pacs and 501(c) groups is routine political behavior, as President Obama and Harry Reid routinely demonstrate.

    Prosecutors pursuing Mr. Walker have been pushing a theory of campaign-finance law that the state’s own campaign finance regulator, the Government Accountability Board, has admitted is unconstitutional under Supreme Court precedent. The theory has also been rejected by the Seventh Circuit and by two judges in the Walker probe.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-first-amendment-education-1409872299

  79. Petterssonp says:

    Dutch Politician: ‘If You Are Waving an ISIS flag You Are Waving an Exit Ticket. Leave!’
    (CNSNews.com) – A Dutch lawmaker once put on trial for his views on Islam called Thursday for Dutch Muslims supportive of groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) to leave the country and never be allowed to return.

    “Anyone who expresses support for terror as a means to overthrow our constitutional democracy, as far as I’m concerned, should leave the country at once,” Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders told parliament in The Hague. “If you are waving an ISIS flag, you are waving an exit ticket. Leave!”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/dutch-politician-if-you-are-waving-isis-flag-you-are-waving-exit

  80. $74486366 says:

    Dutch Politician: ‘If You Are Waving an ISIS flag You Are Waving an Exit Ticket. Leave!’
    (CNSNews.com) – A Dutch lawmaker once put on trial for his views on Islam called Thursday for Dutch Muslims supportive of groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) to leave the country and never be allowed to return.

    “Anyone who expresses support for terror as a means to overthrow our constitutional democracy, as far as I’m concerned, should leave the country at once,” Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders told parliament in The Hague. “If you are waving an ISIS flag, you are waving an exit ticket. Leave!”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/dutch-politician-if-you-are-waving-isis-flag-you-are-waving-exit

  81. Petterssonp says:

    With Their Old Policies, Democrats Look Like The Past
    Liberals like to think and talk about themselves as if they were the wave of the future. Note, for example, how Barack Obama and John Kerry have denounced Islamist terrorists and Vladimir Putin for behaving as if they are still in the “19th century.”

    If Democratic officeholders are rooted in the past, so are some of their favorite policies. On Labor Day, Obama called for raising the minimum wage, first passed by Congress in 1938.

    Left-wing Democrats are calling for increased benefits under Social Security, first passed in 1935. Equal pay for women is a staple of Democratic campaigns. It has been federal law since 1964.

    Who would have thought “hope and change” meant Industrial Age big government for the individual-choice-oriented Information Age?
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/090414-716041-democrats-cling-to-19th-century-industrial-age-policies-in-the-internet-age.htm

  82. $74486366 says:

    With Their Old Policies, Democrats Look Like The Past
    Liberals like to think and talk about themselves as if they were the wave of the future. Note, for example, how Barack Obama and John Kerry have denounced Islamist terrorists and Vladimir Putin for behaving as if they are still in the “19th century.”

    If Democratic officeholders are rooted in the past, so are some of their favorite policies. On Labor Day, Obama called for raising the minimum wage, first passed by Congress in 1938.

    Left-wing Democrats are calling for increased benefits under Social Security, first passed in 1935. Equal pay for women is a staple of Democratic campaigns. It has been federal law since 1964.

    Who would have thought “hope and change” meant Industrial Age big government for the individual-choice-oriented Information Age?
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/090414-716041-democrats-cling-to-19th-century-industrial-age-policies-in-the-internet-age.htm

  83. Petterssonp says:

    Job market craters in August
    t seems like only yesterday that Barack Obama was telling his $35,000-a-plate cronies that the economy was much stronger than everyone thought it was, and he really ought to be taking a victory lap for his “achievements.” When that “achievement” is six years of grinding high-unemployment, low-growth malaise and the biggest food-stamp program the world has ever seen, purchased at the cost of very nearly doubling the national debt in a single Presidency, there’s nothing to celebrate. And the pretense that a “recovery” is under way ended with today’s release of the August unemployment report, as reported by the Associated Press

    :U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.

    The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. But the rate dropped because more people without jobs stopped looking for one and were no longer counted as unemployed.

    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/05/job-market-craters-in-august/

  84. $74486366 says:

    Job market craters in August
    t seems like only yesterday that Barack Obama was telling his $35,000-a-plate cronies that the economy was much stronger than everyone thought it was, and he really ought to be taking a victory lap for his “achievements.” When that “achievement” is six years of grinding high-unemployment, low-growth malaise and the biggest food-stamp program the world has ever seen, purchased at the cost of very nearly doubling the national debt in a single Presidency, there’s nothing to celebrate. And the pretense that a “recovery” is under way ended with today’s release of the August unemployment report, as reported by the Associated Press

    :U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.

    The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. But the rate dropped because more people without jobs stopped looking for one and were no longer counted as unemployed.

    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/05/job-market-craters-in-august/

  85. Petterssonp says:

    Study: “Assault Weapon” And CCW Restrictions Associated With Higher Murder Rates
    In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more research is needed to determine whether these gun control laws contributed to, or merely coincided with, higher rates of crime.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/04/study-assault-weapon-and-ccw-restrictions-associated-with-higher-murder-rates/

  86. $74486366 says:

    Study: “Assault Weapon” And CCW Restrictions Associated With Higher Murder Rates
    In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more research is needed to determine whether these gun control laws contributed to, or merely coincided with, higher rates of crime.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/04/study-assault-weapon-and-ccw-restrictions-associated-with-higher-murder-rates/

  87. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants
    The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000 poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most dangerous month of this year.

    That’s contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end.

    Obama however, focused the reporters’ attention on the smaller part of the inflow — the so-called “unaccompanied children” from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    He ignored the bigger and faster-growing part of the inflow — the groups of adults and children that are defined as “family units” by border officials.

    Obama’s data was correct for the number of Central American “unaccompanied” youths who crossed without adults. Their numbers fell from 4,332 in July to 2,037 in August, according to monthly records that are released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/obama-hides-steady-inflow-of-central-american-migrants/

  88. $74486366 says:

    Obama Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants
    The unprecedented multi-year inflow of 150,000 poor Central American migrants into the United States has dropped by only one-quarter during the hottest and most dangerous month of this year.

    That’s contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end.

    Obama however, focused the reporters’ attention on the smaller part of the inflow — the so-called “unaccompanied children” from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    He ignored the bigger and faster-growing part of the inflow — the groups of adults and children that are defined as “family units” by border officials.

    Obama’s data was correct for the number of Central American “unaccompanied” youths who crossed without adults. Their numbers fell from 4,332 in July to 2,037 in August, according to monthly records that are released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/obama-hides-steady-inflow-of-central-american-migrants/

  89. Petterssonp says:

    Streak With No Global Temperature Growth Extends To 215 Months…
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/clip_image002-550×296.jpg
    Goracle unavailable for comment.

    (WUWT) – The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years.

    Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a “climate crisis” caused by our past and present sins of emission.

    Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming – none at all – for at least 215 months.

    http://weaselzippers.us/198682-streak-with-no-global-temperature-growth-extends-to-215-months/

  90. $74486366 says:

    Streak With No Global Temperature Growth Extends To 215 Months…
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/clip_image002-550×296.jpg
    Goracle unavailable for comment.

    (WUWT) – The Great Pause has now persisted for 17 years 11 months. Indeed, to three decimal places on a per-decade basis, there has been no global warming for 18 full years. Professor Ross McKitrick, however, has upped the ante with a new statistical paper to say there has been no global warming for 19 years.

    Whichever value one adopts, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain that we face a “climate crisis” caused by our past and present sins of emission.

    Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming – none at all – for at least 215 months.

    http://weaselzippers.us/198682-streak-with-no-global-temperature-growth-extends-to-215-months/

  91. Petterssonp says:

    Cleveland’s Proposed Gun Offender Registry And Other Sweeping Gun Laws Stir City Council debate
    One councilman has common sense. Update to a previous story.

    Via Cleveland Com

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson met with members of City Council’s Safety Committee Wednesday to make the case for a new set of sweeping city gun laws that he said will help prevent firearms from ending up in the hands of criminals.

    But the presentation, which included comments from Police Chief Calvin Williams, Safety Director Michael McGrath and the city’s Chief Counsel Rick Horvath, prompted more questions than answers about the proposed ordinances’ power to reduce gun violence in the city.[…]

    “I’m of the opinion that the bad people with guns aren’t registering nothing,” said Councilman Michael Polensek. “And in the neighborhood I grew up in, I can assure you that the mafia weren’t registering either. We could pass a whole lot of things here, but I need to know how we are going to better address the illegal guns on the street.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/198573-clevelands-proposed-gun-offender-registry-and-other-sweeping-gun-laws-stir-city-council-debate/

  92. $74486366 says:

    Cleveland’s Proposed Gun Offender Registry And Other Sweeping Gun Laws Stir City Council debate
    One councilman has common sense. Update to a previous story.

    Via Cleveland Com

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson met with members of City Council’s Safety Committee Wednesday to make the case for a new set of sweeping city gun laws that he said will help prevent firearms from ending up in the hands of criminals.

    But the presentation, which included comments from Police Chief Calvin Williams, Safety Director Michael McGrath and the city’s Chief Counsel Rick Horvath, prompted more questions than answers about the proposed ordinances’ power to reduce gun violence in the city.[…]

    “I’m of the opinion that the bad people with guns aren’t registering nothing,” said Councilman Michael Polensek. “And in the neighborhood I grew up in, I can assure you that the mafia weren’t registering either. We could pass a whole lot of things here, but I need to know how we are going to better address the illegal guns on the street.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/198573-clevelands-proposed-gun-offender-registry-and-other-sweeping-gun-laws-stir-city-council-debate/

  93. Petterssonp says:

    Poll: Even Democrats Think Obama Has No Plan To Deal With ISIS…
    One of those things that is so blatantly obvious it’s hard to claim otherwise.
    Via YouGov:
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Strategy5-550×302.png
    http://weaselzippers.us/198675-poll-even-democrats-think-obama-has-no-plan-to-deal-with-isis/

  94. $74486366 says:

    Poll: Even Democrats Think Obama Has No Plan To Deal With ISIS…
    One of those things that is so blatantly obvious it’s hard to claim otherwise.
    Via YouGov:
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Strategy5-550×302.png
    http://weaselzippers.us/198675-poll-even-democrats-think-obama-has-no-plan-to-deal-with-isis/

  95. Petterssonp says:

    Where in the world is jihad pilot Adnan Shukrijumah?
    Black caliphate flags flap in the open air. Islamic head-choppers wreak bloody havoc around the world. Nearly a dozen commercial airliners disappear in Libya. And America’s immigration and entrance systems remain in shambles.

    Now is a good time to ask a question I first posed 10 summers ago: Where is Adnan Shukrijumah? A decade later, the question is still unanswered. The FBI has yet to track down this homicidal plotter. Have you forgotten?

    Saudi-born Shukrijumah, billed as the “next Mohammed Atta,” has been a fugitive since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His father, Gulshair, was a Wahabi cleric funded by the Saudi government. The elder Shukrijumah headed mosques in New York and Miami, consorted with Israel-bashing black Muslim agitators, and also served as one-time interpreter for convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman (the Blind Sheik). The radical Muslim apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
    http://michellemalkin.com/2014/09/05/where-in-the-world-is-jihad-pilot-adnan-shukrijumah/

  96. $74486366 says:

    Where in the world is jihad pilot Adnan Shukrijumah?
    Black caliphate flags flap in the open air. Islamic head-choppers wreak bloody havoc around the world. Nearly a dozen commercial airliners disappear in Libya. And America’s immigration and entrance systems remain in shambles.

    Now is a good time to ask a question I first posed 10 summers ago: Where is Adnan Shukrijumah? A decade later, the question is still unanswered. The FBI has yet to track down this homicidal plotter. Have you forgotten?

    Saudi-born Shukrijumah, billed as the “next Mohammed Atta,” has been a fugitive since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His father, Gulshair, was a Wahabi cleric funded by the Saudi government. The elder Shukrijumah headed mosques in New York and Miami, consorted with Israel-bashing black Muslim agitators, and also served as one-time interpreter for convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman (the Blind Sheik). The radical Muslim apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
    http://michellemalkin.com/2014/09/05/where-in-the-world-is-jihad-pilot-adnan-shukrijumah/

  97. Petterssonp says:

    FBI working with game developer association to combat online harassment
    The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI and bullying experts to help game developers deal with what they see as an increase in online harassment, Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, told Polygon.

    The association plans to create an online resource on its official site in the coming months to outline what developers can do to minimize harassment and how best to deal with it when it happens.
    http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/4/6105185/fbi-game-developer-harassment

  98. $74486366 says:

    FBI working with game developer association to combat online harassment
    The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI and bullying experts to help game developers deal with what they see as an increase in online harassment, Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, told Polygon.

    The association plans to create an online resource on its official site in the coming months to outline what developers can do to minimize harassment and how best to deal with it when it happens.
    http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/4/6105185/fbi-game-developer-harassment

  99. Petterssonp says:

    Whatever Happened to Global Warming?
    Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.
    On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won’t attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer?

    In effect, this is all that’s left of the global-warming emergency the U.N. declared in its first report on the subject in 1990. The U.N. no longer claims that there will be dangerous or rapid climate change in the next two decades. Last September, between the second and final draft of its fifth assessment report, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quietly downgraded the warming it expected in the 30 years following 1995, to about 0.5 degrees Celsius from 0.7 (or, in Fahrenheit, to about 0.9 degrees, from 1.3).

    Even that is likely to be too high. The climate-research establishment has finally admitted openly what skeptic scientists have been saying for nearly a decade: Global warming has stopped since shortly before this century began.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/matt-ridley-whatever-happened-to-global-warming-1409872855

  100. $74486366 says:

    Whatever Happened to Global Warming?
    Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.
    On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won’t attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer?

    In effect, this is all that’s left of the global-warming emergency the U.N. declared in its first report on the subject in 1990. The U.N. no longer claims that there will be dangerous or rapid climate change in the next two decades. Last September, between the second and final draft of its fifth assessment report, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quietly downgraded the warming it expected in the 30 years following 1995, to about 0.5 degrees Celsius from 0.7 (or, in Fahrenheit, to about 0.9 degrees, from 1.3).

    Even that is likely to be too high. The climate-research establishment has finally admitted openly what skeptic scientists have been saying for nearly a decade: Global warming has stopped since shortly before this century began.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/matt-ridley-whatever-happened-to-global-warming-1409872855

  101. Petterssonp says:

    Operating the Bombe: Jean Valentine’s story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HYNen5muQSE
    Published on Mar 14, 2013

    Jean Valentine was one of the original operators of the Bombe at Bletchley Park, helping decipher messages encoded by Enigma. In this film Jean gives us a firsthand account of life at Bletchley Park during the war, and demonstrates how the Bombe worked using a replica machine now on show at the museum.

  102. $74486366 says:

    Operating the Bombe: Jean Valentine’s story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HYNen5muQSE
    Published on Mar 14, 2013

    Jean Valentine was one of the original operators of the Bombe at Bletchley Park, helping decipher messages encoded by Enigma. In this film Jean gives us a firsthand account of life at Bletchley Park during the war, and demonstrates how the Bombe worked using a replica machine now on show at the museum.

  103. Petterssonp says:

    Trainwreck, Continued: Eight New Pieces of Bad Obamacare News
    Who’s up for the latest batch of bad Obamacare-related news?
    (1) Consumers brace for the second full year of Obamacare implementation, as the average individual market premium hike clocks in at eight percent — with some rates spiking by as much as 30 percent.

    (2) “Wide swings in prices,” with some experiencing “double digit increases.”(Remember what we were promised):

    Insurance executives and managers of the online marketplaces are already girding for the coming open enrollment period, saying they fear it could be even more difficult than the last. One challenge facing consumers will be wide swings in prices. Some insurers are seeking double-digit price increases…

    (3) A nightmarish tax season, via Philip Klein:

    The top executive for H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax preparer, on Wednesday said he expected President Obama’s health care law to add “significant complexity” to next year’s tax season…“As expected, the forms are very detailed and can present significant complexity, depending on a filer’s coverage status during the year, income level, and household composition,” Cobb said. “Depending on their situation, there are instances where filers may need to file multiple new tax forms and complete additional worksheets.” Starting with next year’s tax season, individuals who do not have health insurance that meets federal requirements will be subject to penalties. But there are various categories of individuals who could be exempted. “Depending on the type of exemption, the process to claim it could be quite cumbersome and time consuming,” Cobb said.

    (4) Rural hospitals closing down:

    Small, rural hospitals like Linden have always struggled to remain viable, but things are getting worse, fast. Rural communities are shrinking at a time when healthcare providers are being pressured to cut costs and release patients sooner. Twenty-four rural hospitals have closed across the country since the start of 2013, double the pace of the previous 20 months, according to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program….Now the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is bringing additional pressure. Obamacare is designed to fold the poor and uninsured into the healthcare system, but changes in how the federal government pays for the disadvantaged are already pressuring the hospitals that cater to them, such as rural ones.

    (5) Thanks, taxpayers. Please enjoy the unironic use of “unlikely:”

    With an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers. States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed care plans will give those insurers more money to cover the new expense. Many of those states – such as Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee – did not expand Medicaid as the law allows, and in the process turned down billions in new federal dollars. Other insurers are getting some help paying the tax as well. Private insurers are passing the tax onto policyholders in the form of higher premiums. Medicare health plans are getting the tax covered by the federal government via higher reimbursement.

    (6) One of Obamacare’s chief architects is proudly predicting that 80 percent of employer-based healthcare plans will disappear within the next decade. Administration officials offered similar projections in private, even as Democrats repeatedly promised that Americans could keep their existing coverage, with which the vast majority were satisfied:

    (7) The federal health spending “cost curve” continues to point up, not down (as promised), as health spending increases, via the government’s own actuaries:

    The combined effects of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions, faster economic growth, and population aging are expected to fuel health spending growth this year and thereafter (5.6 percent in 2014 and 6.0 percent per year for 2015–23)…Because health spending is projected to grow 1.1 percentage points faster than the average economic growth during 2013–23, the health share of the gross domestic product is expected to rise from 17.2 percent in 2012 to 19.3 percent in 2023.

    (8) Hampering the economy:

    Last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published two surveys of regional employers—one focused on manufacturing businesses, one on service companies—and asked them how Obamacare was affecting their businesses. For 2015, 33.3 percent of service firms said Obamacare was increasing their costs “a lot,” whereas 51.2 percent of manufacturing firms said the same. While almost no firms said they would be dropping health coverage for their workers, 16.9 percent of service firms and 21.6 percent of manufacturers said they would be reducing their workforce due to Obamacare. 21.8 and 20.5 percent, respectively, said they would be reducing wage and salary compensation. 25 and 36.4 percent, respectively, said they would be raising prices for their customers.
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/09/04/obamacare-consumers-bracing-for-year-two-tax-season-headaches-predicted-n1887029

  104. $74486366 says:

    Trainwreck, Continued: Eight New Pieces of Bad Obamacare News
    Who’s up for the latest batch of bad Obamacare-related news?
    (1) Consumers brace for the second full year of Obamacare implementation, as the average individual market premium hike clocks in at eight percent — with some rates spiking by as much as 30 percent.

    (2) “Wide swings in prices,” with some experiencing “double digit increases.”(Remember what we were promised):

    Insurance executives and managers of the online marketplaces are already girding for the coming open enrollment period, saying they fear it could be even more difficult than the last. One challenge facing consumers will be wide swings in prices. Some insurers are seeking double-digit price increases…

    (3) A nightmarish tax season, via Philip Klein:

    The top executive for H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax preparer, on Wednesday said he expected President Obama’s health care law to add “significant complexity” to next year’s tax season…“As expected, the forms are very detailed and can present significant complexity, depending on a filer’s coverage status during the year, income level, and household composition,” Cobb said. “Depending on their situation, there are instances where filers may need to file multiple new tax forms and complete additional worksheets.” Starting with next year’s tax season, individuals who do not have health insurance that meets federal requirements will be subject to penalties. But there are various categories of individuals who could be exempted. “Depending on the type of exemption, the process to claim it could be quite cumbersome and time consuming,” Cobb said.

    (4) Rural hospitals closing down:

    Small, rural hospitals like Linden have always struggled to remain viable, but things are getting worse, fast. Rural communities are shrinking at a time when healthcare providers are being pressured to cut costs and release patients sooner. Twenty-four rural hospitals have closed across the country since the start of 2013, double the pace of the previous 20 months, according to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program….Now the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is bringing additional pressure. Obamacare is designed to fold the poor and uninsured into the healthcare system, but changes in how the federal government pays for the disadvantaged are already pressuring the hospitals that cater to them, such as rural ones.

    (5) Thanks, taxpayers. Please enjoy the unironic use of “unlikely:”

    With an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers. States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed care plans will give those insurers more money to cover the new expense. Many of those states – such as Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee – did not expand Medicaid as the law allows, and in the process turned down billions in new federal dollars. Other insurers are getting some help paying the tax as well. Private insurers are passing the tax onto policyholders in the form of higher premiums. Medicare health plans are getting the tax covered by the federal government via higher reimbursement.

    (6) One of Obamacare’s chief architects is proudly predicting that 80 percent of employer-based healthcare plans will disappear within the next decade. Administration officials offered similar projections in private, even as Democrats repeatedly promised that Americans could keep their existing coverage, with which the vast majority were satisfied:

    (7) The federal health spending “cost curve” continues to point up, not down (as promised), as health spending increases, via the government’s own actuaries:

    The combined effects of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions, faster economic growth, and population aging are expected to fuel health spending growth this year and thereafter (5.6 percent in 2014 and 6.0 percent per year for 2015–23)…Because health spending is projected to grow 1.1 percentage points faster than the average economic growth during 2013–23, the health share of the gross domestic product is expected to rise from 17.2 percent in 2012 to 19.3 percent in 2023.

    (8) Hampering the economy:

    Last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published two surveys of regional employers—one focused on manufacturing businesses, one on service companies—and asked them how Obamacare was affecting their businesses. For 2015, 33.3 percent of service firms said Obamacare was increasing their costs “a lot,” whereas 51.2 percent of manufacturing firms said the same. While almost no firms said they would be dropping health coverage for their workers, 16.9 percent of service firms and 21.6 percent of manufacturers said they would be reducing their workforce due to Obamacare. 21.8 and 20.5 percent, respectively, said they would be reducing wage and salary compensation. 25 and 36.4 percent, respectively, said they would be raising prices for their customers.
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/09/04/obamacare-consumers-bracing-for-year-two-tax-season-headaches-predicted-n1887029

  105. Petterssonp says:

    Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low
    (CNSNews.com) – A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-92269000-not-labor-force-participation-rate-matches-36-year-low

  106. $74486366 says:

    Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low
    (CNSNews.com) – A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-92269000-not-labor-force-participation-rate-matches-36-year-low

  107. Petterssonp says:

    Foreigners Hacked Obamacare Website In July, Obama Regime Just Realized It Ten Days Ago…
    Most incompetent administration in the history of the country…

    Via Daily Mail:

    A computer server hosting information for Healthcare.gov, the flagship Obamacare website that millions of Americans have trusted with their social security numbers, income totals and other sensitive personal information, was the subject of a hacker attack earlier this summer, officials said Thursday.

    The federal government wasn’t aware it had been hacked on July 8 until just ten days ago.

    The admission is fueling fires on Capitol Hill.

    The powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Thursday afternoon that it has ordered Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chief Marilyn Tavenner to testify in a September 18 hearing about the Obamacare website’s security lapses.

    http://weaselzippers.us/198714-foreigners-hacked-obamacare-website-in-july-obama-regime-just-realized-it-ten-days-ago/

  108. $74486366 says:

    Foreigners Hacked Obamacare Website In July, Obama Regime Just Realized It Ten Days Ago…
    Most incompetent administration in the history of the country…

    Via Daily Mail:

    A computer server hosting information for Healthcare.gov, the flagship Obamacare website that millions of Americans have trusted with their social security numbers, income totals and other sensitive personal information, was the subject of a hacker attack earlier this summer, officials said Thursday.

    The federal government wasn’t aware it had been hacked on July 8 until just ten days ago.

    The admission is fueling fires on Capitol Hill.

    The powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Thursday afternoon that it has ordered Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chief Marilyn Tavenner to testify in a September 18 hearing about the Obamacare website’s security lapses.

    http://weaselzippers.us/198714-foreigners-hacked-obamacare-website-in-july-obama-regime-just-realized-it-ten-days-ago/

  109. Petterssonp says:

    Higher Fast-Food Wages: Higher Fast-Food Prices
    Union activists want to raise the minimum wage in the fast-food industry to $15 an hour. However, fast-food restaurants operate on very small profit margins; they could only afford such wages by raising prices—significantly. Higher prices would, in turn, drive customers away, forcing even larger price increases to cover costs. Ultimately, the average fast-food restaurant would have to raise prices by nearly two-fifths. This would cause sales to drop by more than one-third, and profits to fall by more than three-quarters. Absent the widespread adoption of labor-saving technology, the union-led “Fight for 15” would make fast food much more expensive for Americans.
    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/09/higher-fast-food-wages-higher-fast-food-prices

  110. $74486366 says:

    Higher Fast-Food Wages: Higher Fast-Food Prices
    Union activists want to raise the minimum wage in the fast-food industry to $15 an hour. However, fast-food restaurants operate on very small profit margins; they could only afford such wages by raising prices—significantly. Higher prices would, in turn, drive customers away, forcing even larger price increases to cover costs. Ultimately, the average fast-food restaurant would have to raise prices by nearly two-fifths. This would cause sales to drop by more than one-third, and profits to fall by more than three-quarters. Absent the widespread adoption of labor-saving technology, the union-led “Fight for 15” would make fast food much more expensive for Americans.
    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/09/higher-fast-food-wages-higher-fast-food-prices

  111. Petterssonp says:

    Kerry: Obama “Totally Committed” To Stoping ISIS, Taking A “Holistic Approach” With “Kinetic” Action…
    Or something.
    Via CNS News:

    Never mind what American news reports say: President Obama is “totally committed” to dealing with ISIL — and his strategy is “becoming more clear by the day,” Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. allies at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday.

    “Contrary to what you sort of heard in the politics of our country, the President is totally committed; there is a strategy that is clear, becoming more clear by the day,” Kerry said.

    “And it really relies on a holistic approach to ISIL. That is to say that we need to do kinetic, we need to attack them in ways that prevent them from taking over territory, that bolster the Iraqi security forces, others in the region who are prepared to take them on, without committing troops of our own, obviously.

    http://weaselzippers.us/198718-kerry-obama-totally-committed-to-stoping-isis-taking-a-holistic-approach-with-kinetic-action/

  112. $74486366 says:

    Kerry: Obama “Totally Committed” To Stoping ISIS, Taking A “Holistic Approach” With “Kinetic” Action…
    Or something.
    Via CNS News:

    Never mind what American news reports say: President Obama is “totally committed” to dealing with ISIL — and his strategy is “becoming more clear by the day,” Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. allies at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday.

    “Contrary to what you sort of heard in the politics of our country, the President is totally committed; there is a strategy that is clear, becoming more clear by the day,” Kerry said.

    “And it really relies on a holistic approach to ISIL. That is to say that we need to do kinetic, we need to attack them in ways that prevent them from taking over territory, that bolster the Iraqi security forces, others in the region who are prepared to take them on, without committing troops of our own, obviously.

    http://weaselzippers.us/198718-kerry-obama-totally-committed-to-stoping-isis-taking-a-holistic-approach-with-kinetic-action/

  113. Petterssonp says:

    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. – Robert Heinlein

  114. $74486366 says:

    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. – Robert Heinlein

  115. Petterssonp says:

    Definition of troll
    troll2
    Syllabification: (troll)
    Pronunciation: /trōl/
    verb
    [no object]
    1 informal make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them: 1a person who makes a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting.
    informal a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting.
    2a line or bait used in trolling for fish.
    Derivatives
    Origin:
    late Middle English (in the sense ‘stroll, roll’): origin uncertain; compare with Old French troller ‘wander here and there (in search of game)’ and Middle High German trollen ‘stroll’
    troll in other Oxford dictionaries
    Definition of troll in the British & World English dictionary http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/troll-2

  116. $74486366 says:

    Definition of troll
    troll2
    Syllabification: (troll)
    Pronunciation: /trōl/
    verb
    [no object]
    1 informal make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them: 1a person who makes a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting.
    informal a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting.
    2a line or bait used in trolling for fish.
    Derivatives
    Origin:
    late Middle English (in the sense ‘stroll, roll’): origin uncertain; compare with Old French troller ‘wander here and there (in search of game)’ and Middle High German trollen ‘stroll’
    troll in other Oxford dictionaries
    Definition of troll in the British & World English dictionary http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/troll-2

  117. Petterssonp says:

    U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable To ISIS Attack
    Published on Sep 8, 2014
    Insight from Peter Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.
    U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable To ISIS Attack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rrQ9KecToUk
    http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/09/08/u-s-electric-grid-vulnerable-to-isis-attack/

  118. $74486366 says:

    U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable To ISIS Attack
    Published on Sep 8, 2014
    Insight from Peter Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.
    U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable To ISIS Attack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rrQ9KecToUk
    http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/09/08/u-s-electric-grid-vulnerable-to-isis-attack/

  119. Petterssonp says:

    Obama’s Immigration Cynicism
    He’ll still write a lawless deportation rule—but not until after November.
    So President Obama says he still plans to unilaterally rewrite immigration law—but not until after the election so he can spare Democrats in Congress from the wrath of voters for doing so. And he wonders why Americans are cynical about politics?

    White House leakers are saying that Mr. Obama wants to fulfill his June pledge to issue a lawless regulation limiting deportations for millions of illegal immigrants. But he has decided to bow to incumbent Democrats who fear a political backlash that could hand Republicans Senate control in November. Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire and even Al Franken, the Minnesota hyper-liberal, have begged Mr. Obama to delay.

    “And you know, the truth of the matter is—is that the politics did shift midsummer because of that problem,” Mr. Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, referring to the rush of Central American children seeking U.S. asylum at the border. “I want to spend some time, even as we’re getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make sure that the public understands why we’re doing this, why it’s the right thing for the American people, why it’s the right thing for the American economy.”

    He added: “And what I want to do is, when I take executive action, I want to make sure that it’s sustainable.”

    A one-man diktat timed to avoid democratic accountability is the opposite of sustainable. It is guaranteed to promote more political strife and polarization. And it will make a bipartisan compromise on immigration less likely by playing into the hands of the GOP restrictionists.

    Given Mr. Obama’s track record, that may be his intention. In 2012 he unilaterally rewrote the law to block deportations of immigrants who were brought here illegally as children through no fault of their own. He then used the issue against the flat-footed Mitt Romney. But Mr. Obama’s executive action made it harder for pro-immigration Republicans in this Congress to ratify even that small reform because conservatives argued that Mr. Obama would refuse to obey any immigration enforcement they passed along with it.

    Mr. Obama may be trying something similar now with a goal of electing a Democratic successor in 2016. His delay might spare red-state Democrats from voter accountability. But his unilateral action after November would further inflame the restrictionist right, make a bipartisan compromise less likely no matter which party controls the Senate next year, and divide Republicans over how to handle millions of illegal immigrants who Mr. Obama has decreed can stay.

    These columns supported generous immigration long before Mr. Obama was born, and we have continued to do so throughout his Presidency despite the restrictionist turn on much of the right. But the way to overcome such political opposition is by building a bipartisan coalition of the kind that has passed nearly all durable American legislation.

    Mr. Obama seems incapable of such persuasion and compromise. He was able to pass his stimulus and ObamaCare bills only because he had a rare Democratic supermajority, but in the process he caused a backlash that helped Republicans pick up a modern record of 63 House seats in 2010. He has since sunk ever-deeper into his liberal foxhole. The result has been a second term without a notable domestic accomplishment.

    It’s hard to remember now, but this is the same man who ran for office in 2008 promising a new era of political comity. If he follows through on his immigration ploy, he will leave behind a country even more polarized and cynical.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/obamas-immigration-cynicism-1410125541

  120. $74486366 says:

    Obama’s Immigration Cynicism
    He’ll still write a lawless deportation rule—but not until after November.
    So President Obama says he still plans to unilaterally rewrite immigration law—but not until after the election so he can spare Democrats in Congress from the wrath of voters for doing so. And he wonders why Americans are cynical about politics?

    White House leakers are saying that Mr. Obama wants to fulfill his June pledge to issue a lawless regulation limiting deportations for millions of illegal immigrants. But he has decided to bow to incumbent Democrats who fear a political backlash that could hand Republicans Senate control in November. Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire and even Al Franken, the Minnesota hyper-liberal, have begged Mr. Obama to delay.

    “And you know, the truth of the matter is—is that the politics did shift midsummer because of that problem,” Mr. Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, referring to the rush of Central American children seeking U.S. asylum at the border. “I want to spend some time, even as we’re getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make sure that the public understands why we’re doing this, why it’s the right thing for the American people, why it’s the right thing for the American economy.”

    He added: “And what I want to do is, when I take executive action, I want to make sure that it’s sustainable.”

    A one-man diktat timed to avoid democratic accountability is the opposite of sustainable. It is guaranteed to promote more political strife and polarization. And it will make a bipartisan compromise on immigration less likely by playing into the hands of the GOP restrictionists.

    Given Mr. Obama’s track record, that may be his intention. In 2012 he unilaterally rewrote the law to block deportations of immigrants who were brought here illegally as children through no fault of their own. He then used the issue against the flat-footed Mitt Romney. But Mr. Obama’s executive action made it harder for pro-immigration Republicans in this Congress to ratify even that small reform because conservatives argued that Mr. Obama would refuse to obey any immigration enforcement they passed along with it.

    Mr. Obama may be trying something similar now with a goal of electing a Democratic successor in 2016. His delay might spare red-state Democrats from voter accountability. But his unilateral action after November would further inflame the restrictionist right, make a bipartisan compromise less likely no matter which party controls the Senate next year, and divide Republicans over how to handle millions of illegal immigrants who Mr. Obama has decreed can stay.

    These columns supported generous immigration long before Mr. Obama was born, and we have continued to do so throughout his Presidency despite the restrictionist turn on much of the right. But the way to overcome such political opposition is by building a bipartisan coalition of the kind that has passed nearly all durable American legislation.

    Mr. Obama seems incapable of such persuasion and compromise. He was able to pass his stimulus and ObamaCare bills only because he had a rare Democratic supermajority, but in the process he caused a backlash that helped Republicans pick up a modern record of 63 House seats in 2010. He has since sunk ever-deeper into his liberal foxhole. The result has been a second term without a notable domestic accomplishment.

    It’s hard to remember now, but this is the same man who ran for office in 2008 promising a new era of political comity. If he follows through on his immigration ploy, he will leave behind a country even more polarized and cynical.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/obamas-immigration-cynicism-1410125541

  121. Petterssonp says:

    Obama’s Immigration Cynicism
    He’ll still write a lawless deportation rule—but not until after November.
    So President Obama says he still plans to unilaterally rewrite immigration law—but not until after the election so he can spare Democrats in Congress from the wrath of voters for doing so. And he wonders why Americans are cynical about politics?

    A one-man diktat timed to avoid democratic accountability is the opposite of sustainable. It is guaranteed to promote more political strife and polarization. And it will make a bipartisan compromise on immigration less likely by playing into the hands of the GOP restrictionists.

    Given Mr. Obama’s track record, that may be his intention. In 2012 he unilaterally rewrote the law to block deportations of immigrants who were brought here illegally as children through no fault of their own. He then used the issue against the flat-footed Mitt Romney. But Mr. Obama’s executive action made it harder for pro-immigration Republicans in this Congress to ratify even that small reform because conservatives argued that Mr. Obama would refuse to obey any immigration enforcement they passed along with it.

    Mr. Obama may be trying something similar now with a goal of electing a Democratic successor in 2016. His delay might spare red-state Democrats from voter accountability. But his unilateral action after November would further inflame the restrictionist right, make a bipartisan compromise less likely no matter which party controls the Senate next year, and divide Republicans over how to handle millions of illegal immigrants who Mr. Obama has decreed can stay.

    Mr. Obama seems incapable of such persuasion and compromise. He was able to pass his stimulus and ObamaCare bills only because he had a rare Democratic supermajority, but in the process he caused a backlash that helped Republicans pick up a modern record of 63 House seats in 2010. He has since sunk ever-deeper into his liberal foxhole. The result has been a second term without a notable domestic accomplishment.

    It’s hard to remember now, but this is the same man who ran for office in 2008 promising a new era of political comity. If he follows through on his immigration ploy, he will leave behind a country even more polarized and cynical.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/obamas-immigration-cynicism-1410125541

  122. $74486366 says:

    Obama’s Immigration Cynicism
    He’ll still write a lawless deportation rule—but not until after November.
    So President Obama says he still plans to unilaterally rewrite immigration law—but not until after the election so he can spare Democrats in Congress from the wrath of voters for doing so. And he wonders why Americans are cynical about politics?

    A one-man diktat timed to avoid democratic accountability is the opposite of sustainable. It is guaranteed to promote more political strife and polarization. And it will make a bipartisan compromise on immigration less likely by playing into the hands of the GOP restrictionists.

    Given Mr. Obama’s track record, that may be his intention. In 2012 he unilaterally rewrote the law to block deportations of immigrants who were brought here illegally as children through no fault of their own. He then used the issue against the flat-footed Mitt Romney. But Mr. Obama’s executive action made it harder for pro-immigration Republicans in this Congress to ratify even that small reform because conservatives argued that Mr. Obama would refuse to obey any immigration enforcement they passed along with it.

    Mr. Obama may be trying something similar now with a goal of electing a Democratic successor in 2016. His delay might spare red-state Democrats from voter accountability. But his unilateral action after November would further inflame the restrictionist right, make a bipartisan compromise less likely no matter which party controls the Senate next year, and divide Republicans over how to handle millions of illegal immigrants who Mr. Obama has decreed can stay.

    Mr. Obama seems incapable of such persuasion and compromise. He was able to pass his stimulus and ObamaCare bills only because he had a rare Democratic supermajority, but in the process he caused a backlash that helped Republicans pick up a modern record of 63 House seats in 2010. He has since sunk ever-deeper into his liberal foxhole. The result has been a second term without a notable domestic accomplishment.

    It’s hard to remember now, but this is the same man who ran for office in 2008 promising a new era of political comity. If he follows through on his immigration ploy, he will leave behind a country even more polarized and cynical.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/obamas-immigration-cynicism-1410125541

  123. Petterssonp says:

    Ebola Spreading ‘Exponentially’ as Patients Seek Beds in Liberia
    The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care, the World Health Organization said Monday.

    WHO and other groups have been warning that the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone and Guinea is dire. It’s especially bad in Liberia, WHO said Monday.

    “Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially,” WHO said in a statement.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-spreading-exponentially-patients-seek-beds-liberia-n198516

  124. $74486366 says:

    Ebola Spreading ‘Exponentially’ as Patients Seek Beds in Liberia
    The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care, the World Health Organization said Monday.

    WHO and other groups have been warning that the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone and Guinea is dire. It’s especially bad in Liberia, WHO said Monday.

    “Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially,” WHO said in a statement.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-spreading-exponentially-patients-seek-beds-liberia-n198516

  125. Petterssonp says:

    Politico: Why didn’t GOP rescue Democrats from their own foolish constitutional amendment?
    Conservatives are often quick to accuse the press of exhibiting bias in their coverage of American politics. Sometimes, accusations of subtle or even unconscious favoritism in the political press are well-founded. Other times, bias is merely perceived. The movement by Senate Democrats to amend the Constitution in order to restrict the freedom of protected political speech contained within the First Amendment has, however, exposed a rather obvious blind spot in the political media.

    In other words, Senate Democrats were foolish for pursuing a measure which is entirely aimed at mollifying their discontented base. Instead, they should be pursuing other measures which are entirely aimed at mollifying their discontented base but that have even a modest hope of passing the upper chamber. And why didn’t those devious Republicans save Democrats from themselves?

    “They know we’re getting out of here fairly shortly and they want to prevent discussion on other very important issues,” Said one of the amendment’s cosponsors, avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “I would love to be proven wrong. But if the end of this week, we end up getting 67 votes, you can tell me I was too cynical.”

    The supporters of this measure have convinced themselves that the public is wholly in favor of curtailing the freedoms all Americans enjoy in order to advance the utopian notion of perfectly equal political speech. It is an ideal liberal lawmakers will find impossible to deliver, but they are nevertheless happy to promise the public the moon and more. But the press does the public a disservice by often failing to note that what this amendment seeks to repeal is the First Amendment as we currently understand it.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/09/politico-why-didnt-republicans-rescue-democrats-from-themselves/

  126. $74486366 says:

    Politico: Why didn’t GOP rescue Democrats from their own foolish constitutional amendment?
    Conservatives are often quick to accuse the press of exhibiting bias in their coverage of American politics. Sometimes, accusations of subtle or even unconscious favoritism in the political press are well-founded. Other times, bias is merely perceived. The movement by Senate Democrats to amend the Constitution in order to restrict the freedom of protected political speech contained within the First Amendment has, however, exposed a rather obvious blind spot in the political media.

    In other words, Senate Democrats were foolish for pursuing a measure which is entirely aimed at mollifying their discontented base. Instead, they should be pursuing other measures which are entirely aimed at mollifying their discontented base but that have even a modest hope of passing the upper chamber. And why didn’t those devious Republicans save Democrats from themselves?

    “They know we’re getting out of here fairly shortly and they want to prevent discussion on other very important issues,” Said one of the amendment’s cosponsors, avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “I would love to be proven wrong. But if the end of this week, we end up getting 67 votes, you can tell me I was too cynical.”

    The supporters of this measure have convinced themselves that the public is wholly in favor of curtailing the freedoms all Americans enjoy in order to advance the utopian notion of perfectly equal political speech. It is an ideal liberal lawmakers will find impossible to deliver, but they are nevertheless happy to promise the public the moon and more. But the press does the public a disservice by often failing to note that what this amendment seeks to repeal is the First Amendment as we currently understand it.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/09/politico-why-didnt-republicans-rescue-democrats-from-themselves/

  127. Petterssonp says:

    Obama delays next round of amnesty orders until after election
    The White House waited until a dead spot in the news cycle on Saturday to leak that President Obama won’t be handing out amnesty to five million illegal aliens before the election after all. That’s how a craven political operation tries to control the spin surrounding an act of cowardice. Obama’s style of “leadership” is mostly about keeping his media plates spinning, managing crises and scandals until the news cycle moves on and they die of old age. That’s the essence of his non-strategy for dealing with ISIS – he just needs to keep them from pulling off any massive terror attacks, genocidal rampages, or major military advances until the media loses interest in them.

    It’s very interesting that Obama’s amnesty orders – formerly portrayed by conventional media wisdom as a brilliant maneuver that would checkmate Republicans politically while changing the American electorate forever – have now become another plate he needs to spin, a political crisis he had to back away from. The idea was that if Obama issued the orders, Republicans would be made to look like racist xenophobes by speaking or acting against them, but if they didn’t raise loud objections, their own base would desert them.

    Instead, something very close to the opposite has become true. Obama is backing away from his big amnesty giveaway because endangered Democrats are telling him the 2014 elections will become a party bloodbath if he pulls the trigger. Not only will Republicans unite and become energized by the abuse of executive power to degrade American citizenship, but a sizable portion of the Democrat base isn’t happy about the amnesty idea, due to concerns ranging from national security, to the stress placed upon government services, to the tight job market.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/08/obama-delays-next-round-of-amnesty-orders-until-after-election/

  128. $74486366 says:

    Obama delays next round of amnesty orders until after election
    The White House waited until a dead spot in the news cycle on Saturday to leak that President Obama won’t be handing out amnesty to five million illegal aliens before the election after all. That’s how a craven political operation tries to control the spin surrounding an act of cowardice. Obama’s style of “leadership” is mostly about keeping his media plates spinning, managing crises and scandals until the news cycle moves on and they die of old age. That’s the essence of his non-strategy for dealing with ISIS – he just needs to keep them from pulling off any massive terror attacks, genocidal rampages, or major military advances until the media loses interest in them.

    It’s very interesting that Obama’s amnesty orders – formerly portrayed by conventional media wisdom as a brilliant maneuver that would checkmate Republicans politically while changing the American electorate forever – have now become another plate he needs to spin, a political crisis he had to back away from. The idea was that if Obama issued the orders, Republicans would be made to look like racist xenophobes by speaking or acting against them, but if they didn’t raise loud objections, their own base would desert them.

    Instead, something very close to the opposite has become true. Obama is backing away from his big amnesty giveaway because endangered Democrats are telling him the 2014 elections will become a party bloodbath if he pulls the trigger. Not only will Republicans unite and become energized by the abuse of executive power to degrade American citizenship, but a sizable portion of the Democrat base isn’t happy about the amnesty idea, due to concerns ranging from national security, to the stress placed upon government services, to the tight job market.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/08/obama-delays-next-round-of-amnesty-orders-until-after-election/

  129. Petterssonp says:

    Obama: Amnesty move would be so popular that delaying it until after the election is the responsible thing to do
    In his Meet the Press interview, Obama said his possible amnesty executive action is SO POPULAR and in such demand (it’s got “folks across-the-board supporting it”) that he’s going to delay it until after November’s elections so they have time to get it just right.

    How magnanimous of Obama to delay a move he says will be incredibly popular among voters so as to not unfairly tilt the scales in the Democrats’ favor in November. His generosity knows no bounds.

    Speaking about possible executive action on amnesty, Obama also said they’ve got to wait to make sure the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted. That must be why they didn’t launch Obamacare and HealthCare.gov until it was completely functional and ready to go. Wait, bad example.
    http://michellemalkin.com/?p=159297

  130. $74486366 says:

    Obama: Amnesty move would be so popular that delaying it until after the election is the responsible thing to do
    In his Meet the Press interview, Obama said his possible amnesty executive action is SO POPULAR and in such demand (it’s got “folks across-the-board supporting it”) that he’s going to delay it until after November’s elections so they have time to get it just right.

    How magnanimous of Obama to delay a move he says will be incredibly popular among voters so as to not unfairly tilt the scales in the Democrats’ favor in November. His generosity knows no bounds.

    Speaking about possible executive action on amnesty, Obama also said they’ve got to wait to make sure the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted. That must be why they didn’t launch Obamacare and HealthCare.gov until it was completely functional and ready to go. Wait, bad example.
    http://michellemalkin.com/?p=159297

  131. Petterssonp says:

    Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

    The resurgence of the disease in a place where doctors thought they had it beat shows how history’s largest Ebola outbreak has spun out of control.
    http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-surging-places-had-beaten-back-090604110.html

  132. $74486366 says:

    Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

    The resurgence of the disease in a place where doctors thought they had it beat shows how history’s largest Ebola outbreak has spun out of control.
    http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-surging-places-had-beaten-back-090604110.html

  133. Petterssonp says:

    Vigilante ‘border guards’ keeping Ebola out of Senegal
    Dialadiang (Senegal) (AFP) – A dozen Guineans await deportation at a Senegalese frontier police post, stopped in their tracks by the foot soldiers of an informal battalion of villagers at the forefront of a fight to keep Ebola out.

    These new vigilante “border guards” are becoming an increasingly common sight since a Guinean student brought the deadly epidemic raging across west Africa into Senegal just before the border closed on August 21.
    http://news.yahoo.com/vigilante-border-guards-keeping-ebola-senegal-115057030.html

  134. $74486366 says:

    Vigilante ‘border guards’ keeping Ebola out of Senegal
    Dialadiang (Senegal) (AFP) – A dozen Guineans await deportation at a Senegalese frontier police post, stopped in their tracks by the foot soldiers of an informal battalion of villagers at the forefront of a fight to keep Ebola out.

    These new vigilante “border guards” are becoming an increasingly common sight since a Guinean student brought the deadly epidemic raging across west Africa into Senegal just before the border closed on August 21.
    http://news.yahoo.com/vigilante-border-guards-keeping-ebola-senegal-115057030.html

  135. Petterssonp says:

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Approval Rating Falls to All-Time Low
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s approval ratings for handling of foreign affairs has fallen to an all-time low in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which also showed a significant jump in support for airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists in Iraq.

    Just 38 percent of respondents said they approved of the way the president was dealing with international affairs, while 56 percent said they disapproved.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/obama-s-foreign-policy-approval-rating-falls-all-time-low

  136. $74486366 says:

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Approval Rating Falls to All-Time Low
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s approval ratings for handling of foreign affairs has fallen to an all-time low in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which also showed a significant jump in support for airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists in Iraq.

    Just 38 percent of respondents said they approved of the way the president was dealing with international affairs, while 56 percent said they disapproved.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/obama-s-foreign-policy-approval-rating-falls-all-time-low

  137. Petterssonp says:

    Hurricane Activity Remains At Historic Low
    (CNSNews.com) – In a May speech during National Hurricane Preparedness Week, President Obama warned the nation that climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions was increasing the frequency and power of major hurricanes.

    But even though carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise, hurricane activity in the U.S. remains at an historic low, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division, which maintains a list of all major hurricanes that have made landfall since 1851.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/hurricane-activity-remains-historic-low

  138. $74486366 says:

    Hurricane Activity Remains At Historic Low
    (CNSNews.com) – In a May speech during National Hurricane Preparedness Week, President Obama warned the nation that climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions was increasing the frequency and power of major hurricanes.

    But even though carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise, hurricane activity in the U.S. remains at an historic low, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division, which maintains a list of all major hurricanes that have made landfall since 1851.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/hurricane-activity-remains-historic-low

  139. Petterssonp says:

    Here’s What Obama Can Tell Illegal Immigrants: Adios
    Sounds good, but then he finally admitted that public polls signal a disaster for Senate Democrats in November if he issues an executive order granting amnesty for up to half the 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

    Nor are they all that impoverished. Take a look at the designer logos on the shirts and purses of the incoming illegals in news photos — if you can’t look up stats showing that it’s the middle-income tiers of these societies heading for El Norte, the only people with the resources to pay $7,000 smuggling fees for illegal entry.

    That’s about the same as the cost of immigrating legally, the way that 1 million immigrants choose to come to the U.S. each year. Any of the illegals can avail themselves of this process to become legal — with an added kick for Central Americans, who qualify for 5,000 extra “diversity” visas, a comical designation given the huge numbers of those immigrants already in the U.S.

    But the president didn’t make those arguments to NBC’s Todd. This is pathetic, given that he’s the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. When it comes to amnesty, it seems that politics trumps reality.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090814-716479-obama-message-to-illegals-should-be-adios.htm

  140. $74486366 says:

    Here’s What Obama Can Tell Illegal Immigrants: Adios
    Sounds good, but then he finally admitted that public polls signal a disaster for Senate Democrats in November if he issues an executive order granting amnesty for up to half the 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

    Nor are they all that impoverished. Take a look at the designer logos on the shirts and purses of the incoming illegals in news photos — if you can’t look up stats showing that it’s the middle-income tiers of these societies heading for El Norte, the only people with the resources to pay $7,000 smuggling fees for illegal entry.

    That’s about the same as the cost of immigrating legally, the way that 1 million immigrants choose to come to the U.S. each year. Any of the illegals can avail themselves of this process to become legal — with an added kick for Central Americans, who qualify for 5,000 extra “diversity” visas, a comical designation given the huge numbers of those immigrants already in the U.S.

    But the president didn’t make those arguments to NBC’s Todd. This is pathetic, given that he’s the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. When it comes to amnesty, it seems that politics trumps reality.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090814-716479-obama-message-to-illegals-should-be-adios.htm

  141. Petterssonp says:

    WaPo/ABC poll shows Obama plumbing new lows on leadership
    Call this the wages of dithering. After a summer spent mainly on the golf course and at Democratic fundraisers while terrorists seized vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria — and butchered two American journalists on video — Barack Obama returns to work to find his popularity at its lowest ebb in the Washington Post/ABC News poll series. Americans now take a dimmer view of Obama’s leadership capabilities than ever before, and a majority see him as a failure:

    Barack Obama’s rating for strong leadership has dropped to a new low in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, hammered by criticism of his work on international crises and a stalled domestic agenda alike. With the midterm elections looming, Americans by a 10-point margin, 52-42 percent, see his presidency more as a failure than a success.

    Just 38 percent now approve of Obama’s handling of international affairs, down 8 percentage points since July to a career low; 56 percent disapprove, a majority for the first time. Fifty-two percent say he’s been too cautious in dealing with Islamic insurgents in Iraq and Syria. And the public is ahead of Obama in support for a military response to that crisis, with 65 percent in favor of extending U.S. air strikes to Syria. ….

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/09/wapoabc-poll-shows-obama-plumbing-new-lows-on-leadership/

  142. $74486366 says:

    WaPo/ABC poll shows Obama plumbing new lows on leadership
    Call this the wages of dithering. After a summer spent mainly on the golf course and at Democratic fundraisers while terrorists seized vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria — and butchered two American journalists on video — Barack Obama returns to work to find his popularity at its lowest ebb in the Washington Post/ABC News poll series. Americans now take a dimmer view of Obama’s leadership capabilities than ever before, and a majority see him as a failure:

    Barack Obama’s rating for strong leadership has dropped to a new low in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, hammered by criticism of his work on international crises and a stalled domestic agenda alike. With the midterm elections looming, Americans by a 10-point margin, 52-42 percent, see his presidency more as a failure than a success.

    Just 38 percent now approve of Obama’s handling of international affairs, down 8 percentage points since July to a career low; 56 percent disapprove, a majority for the first time. Fifty-two percent say he’s been too cautious in dealing with Islamic insurgents in Iraq and Syria. And the public is ahead of Obama in support for a military response to that crisis, with 65 percent in favor of extending U.S. air strikes to Syria. ….

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/09/wapoabc-poll-shows-obama-plumbing-new-lows-on-leadership/

  143. Petterssonp says:

    Rothenberg: Senate GOP Gains At Least 7 Seats
    While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don’t show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats.

    But I wouldn’t be shocked by a larger gain.

    Rothenberg Political Report ratings reflect both where a race stands and, more importantly, where it is likely headed on Election Day. Since early polls rarely reflect the eventual November environment, either in terms of the candidates’ name recognition and resources or of the election’s dynamic, there is often a gap between how I categorize each race (my ratings) and what I privately assume will happen in November.

    That gap closes as Election Day approaches, of course, since polling should reflect changes in name identification, candidate and party spending, and voter attitudes as November approaches.
    http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/elections-2014-stu-rothenberg-senate-republican-gains/

  144. $74486366 says:

    Rothenberg: Senate GOP Gains At Least 7 Seats
    While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don’t show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats.

    But I wouldn’t be shocked by a larger gain.

    Rothenberg Political Report ratings reflect both where a race stands and, more importantly, where it is likely headed on Election Day. Since early polls rarely reflect the eventual November environment, either in terms of the candidates’ name recognition and resources or of the election’s dynamic, there is often a gap between how I categorize each race (my ratings) and what I privately assume will happen in November.

    That gap closes as Election Day approaches, of course, since polling should reflect changes in name identification, candidate and party spending, and voter attitudes as November approaches.
    http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/elections-2014-stu-rothenberg-senate-republican-gains/

  145. Petterssonp says:

    Our Unrealist President
    Why Obama’s foreign policy has been quite far from what you’d expect of a realist.
    Even before his presidency began, Barack Obama articulated a foreign-policy course markedly different from that of his immediate predecessors. Not only did he present himself as the anti-Bush, but he also indicated that his administration would take a different approach to national security than had the Clinton administration. He was to be, in his aides’ terms, a “realist,” much in the mold of George H. W. Bush. As his then–chief of staff Rahm Emanuel put it in 2010: “Everybody always breaks it down between idealist and realist. If you had to put him in a category, he’s probably more realpolitik, like Bush 41.” Nor has this view been confined to the White House; many commentators across the political spectrum have remarked that the Obama administration epitomized what realism would look like in practice, even under a Republican president.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387285/our-unrealist-president-elbridge-colby

  146. $74486366 says:

    Our Unrealist President
    Why Obama’s foreign policy has been quite far from what you’d expect of a realist.
    Even before his presidency began, Barack Obama articulated a foreign-policy course markedly different from that of his immediate predecessors. Not only did he present himself as the anti-Bush, but he also indicated that his administration would take a different approach to national security than had the Clinton administration. He was to be, in his aides’ terms, a “realist,” much in the mold of George H. W. Bush. As his then–chief of staff Rahm Emanuel put it in 2010: “Everybody always breaks it down between idealist and realist. If you had to put him in a category, he’s probably more realpolitik, like Bush 41.” Nor has this view been confined to the White House; many commentators across the political spectrum have remarked that the Obama administration epitomized what realism would look like in practice, even under a Republican president.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387285/our-unrealist-president-elbridge-colby

  147. Petterssonp says:

    We’ll Take Free Speech, Thank You
    Senate Democrats are on the precipice of voting to repeal the First Amendment.

    That extraordinary fact is a result of the increasingly authoritarian efforts of Democrats, notably Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada, to suppress criticism of themselves and the government, and to suffocate any political discourse that they cannot control.

    The Supreme Court in recent years has twice struck down Democratic efforts to legally suppress inconvenient speech, citing the free-speech protections of the First Amendment in both cases. Senator Reid’s solution is to nullify the first item on the Bill of Rights.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387434/well-take-free-speech-thank-you-editors

  148. $74486366 says:

    We’ll Take Free Speech, Thank You
    Senate Democrats are on the precipice of voting to repeal the First Amendment.

    That extraordinary fact is a result of the increasingly authoritarian efforts of Democrats, notably Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada, to suppress criticism of themselves and the government, and to suffocate any political discourse that they cannot control.

    The Supreme Court in recent years has twice struck down Democratic efforts to legally suppress inconvenient speech, citing the free-speech protections of the First Amendment in both cases. Senator Reid’s solution is to nullify the first item on the Bill of Rights.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387434/well-take-free-speech-thank-you-editors

  149. Petterssonp says:

    Filmmaker shows ‘Ebola-infected ISIS terrorist’ sneaking across Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – without being challenged once

    Conservative filmmaker’s latest provocation shows lax security on America’s northern border
    James O’Keefe filmed a play-acting black-clad jihadi with a British accent carrying fake ricin and pretend Ebola across Lake Erie and into Cleveland
    He managed to disembark, walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame carrying a duffel bag, and enter the building without anyone challenging him
    UK citizens can enter Canada without a visa; James Foley’s executioner was believed to be a Brit
    ‘The only coast guard vessels we saw were tied up at their docks,’ O’Keefe told MailOnline; one boat captain said he has never seen Border Patrol on the waters
    The right-wing documentarian’s latest work follows an August video that showed ‘Osama bin Laden’ sneaking into Texas from Mexico

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2747965/I-ve-never-seen-Border-Patrol-Filmmaker-shows-Ebola-infected-ISIS-terrorist-sneak-Lake-Erie-Canada-Cleveland-RICIN-Rock-Roll-Hall-Fame.html

  150. $74486366 says:

    Filmmaker shows ‘Ebola-infected ISIS terrorist’ sneaking across Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – without being challenged once

    Conservative filmmaker’s latest provocation shows lax security on America’s northern border
    James O’Keefe filmed a play-acting black-clad jihadi with a British accent carrying fake ricin and pretend Ebola across Lake Erie and into Cleveland
    He managed to disembark, walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame carrying a duffel bag, and enter the building without anyone challenging him
    UK citizens can enter Canada without a visa; James Foley’s executioner was believed to be a Brit
    ‘The only coast guard vessels we saw were tied up at their docks,’ O’Keefe told MailOnline; one boat captain said he has never seen Border Patrol on the waters
    The right-wing documentarian’s latest work follows an August video that showed ‘Osama bin Laden’ sneaking into Texas from Mexico

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2747965/I-ve-never-seen-Border-Patrol-Filmmaker-shows-Ebola-infected-ISIS-terrorist-sneak-Lake-Erie-Canada-Cleveland-RICIN-Rock-Roll-Hall-Fame.html

  151. Petterssonp says:

    Harry Reid Trying To Use Constitutional Amendment To Silence NRA, Its Members, And Free Speech
    In January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a key decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The decision removed unconstitutional restrictions on the ability to speak freely at election time of grassroots groups like NRA and others. But now, some are trying to reverse the decision–and while they recognize that they must amend the Constitution to do so, their amendment would gut the First Amendment rights of organized political groups as we know them.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/07/harry-reid-trying-to-use-constitutional-amendment-to-silence-nra-its-members-and-free-speech/

  152. $74486366 says:

    Harry Reid Trying To Use Constitutional Amendment To Silence NRA, Its Members, And Free Speech
    In January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a key decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The decision removed unconstitutional restrictions on the ability to speak freely at election time of grassroots groups like NRA and others. But now, some are trying to reverse the decision–and while they recognize that they must amend the Constitution to do so, their amendment would gut the First Amendment rights of organized political groups as we know them.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/07/harry-reid-trying-to-use-constitutional-amendment-to-silence-nra-its-members-and-free-speech/

  153. Petterssonp says:

    Senate Dems: We Need To Amend The Constitution To Stop Those Evil Koch Brothers…
    Alternate headline: Senate Dems seek to gut the First Amendment.

    Via Daily Caller:

    Democratic Senators said Monday the Constitution must be amended, because people like Charles and David Koch must be stopped from flooding TV with negative ads Americans don’t want to see.

    “A handful of super rich donors and giant corporations are now flooding our elections and determining entire narratives of closely contested races,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said in a press conference Monday. “The American people are furious with the state of campaign finance in this country. They can’t stand the negative advertisements that are dominating the airways.” They don’t want to see this outside money.”

    This is “the most important issue to Americans in years,” added Sen. Bernie Sanders. “If people think this is some kind of esoteric issue, not related to jobs, the economy, and wages, and women’s rights, and income and wealth inequality, and healthcare and global warming, you are deadly wrong.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199098-senate-dems-we-need-to-amend-the-constitution-to-stop-those-evil-koch-brothers/

  154. $74486366 says:

    Senate Dems: We Need To Amend The Constitution To Stop Those Evil Koch Brothers…
    Alternate headline: Senate Dems seek to gut the First Amendment.

    Via Daily Caller:

    Democratic Senators said Monday the Constitution must be amended, because people like Charles and David Koch must be stopped from flooding TV with negative ads Americans don’t want to see.

    “A handful of super rich donors and giant corporations are now flooding our elections and determining entire narratives of closely contested races,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said in a press conference Monday. “The American people are furious with the state of campaign finance in this country. They can’t stand the negative advertisements that are dominating the airways.” They don’t want to see this outside money.”

    This is “the most important issue to Americans in years,” added Sen. Bernie Sanders. “If people think this is some kind of esoteric issue, not related to jobs, the economy, and wages, and women’s rights, and income and wealth inequality, and healthcare and global warming, you are deadly wrong.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199098-senate-dems-we-need-to-amend-the-constitution-to-stop-those-evil-koch-brothers/

  155. Petterssonp says:

    Utilize the “Steel Man” Tactic to Argue More Effectively
    “Straw man arguments” are utilized in debates to undermine the opposition. If you want to take the high road–and debate more effectively in the process–utilize the “steel man” argument.

    Contrary to some common misinterpretations, a straw man is employed when one side on an argument creates a false narrative and then argues with that, instead of the point a person actually made. “I think the iPhone is actually okay” turns into “Android sux” and discussion falls apart.

    The “steel man” is the opposite approach. As writer Robin Sloan explains, the steel man requires a debater to find the best form of her opponent’s argument and then argue with this. Explain what you think your opponent means to them, ask them if they agree this is what they mean, and then argue with that.
    http://lifehacker.com/utilize-the-steel-man-tactic-to-argue-more-effectivel-1632402742

  156. $74486366 says:

    Utilize the “Steel Man” Tactic to Argue More Effectively
    “Straw man arguments” are utilized in debates to undermine the opposition. If you want to take the high road–and debate more effectively in the process–utilize the “steel man” argument.

    Contrary to some common misinterpretations, a straw man is employed when one side on an argument creates a false narrative and then argues with that, instead of the point a person actually made. “I think the iPhone is actually okay” turns into “Android sux” and discussion falls apart.

    The “steel man” is the opposite approach. As writer Robin Sloan explains, the steel man requires a debater to find the best form of her opponent’s argument and then argue with this. Explain what you think your opponent means to them, ask them if they agree this is what they mean, and then argue with that.
    http://lifehacker.com/utilize-the-steel-man-tactic-to-argue-more-effectivel-1632402742

  157. Petterssonp says:

    Utilize the “Steel Man” Tactic to Argue More Effectively
    A straw man is employed when one side on an argument creates a false narrative and then argues with that, instead of the point a person actually made.
    http://lifehacker.com/utilize-the-steel-man-tactic-to-argue-more-effectivel-1632402742

  158. $74486366 says:

    Utilize the “Steel Man” Tactic to Argue More Effectively
    A straw man is employed when one side on an argument creates a false narrative and then argues with that, instead of the point a person actually made.
    http://lifehacker.com/utilize-the-steel-man-tactic-to-argue-more-effectivel-1632402742

  159. Petterssonp says:

    These 5 Facts Debunk U.S. Jobs Recovery Myth
    Fair enough. And, as we’ve said before, one month does not a trend make. But when you have 62 months, which is how long it’s been since the last recession ended, you can see some clear trends:

    • For all recoveries since World War II, cumulative job growth has averaged 12.5% (see chart). This time, job growth is just 6.2%, the worst on record. Based on this, we would need 8.19 million more jobs just to reach “average.” That’s not a real job recovery at all.

    • The labor force shrank 64,000 in the most recent month, pushing the participation rate to 62.8%. The last time it was that low, Jimmy Carter was president.

    • A new report says 1-in-3 workers today is a “freelance” — that means 53 million workers without a regular job to go to. This is what qualifies as “employment” in the job-barren Age of Obamanomics.

    • In August, the number of hours worked — a proxy for GDP growth — and average hourly wages both rose 2.1% from last year. That only barely beats the current inflation rate of 2%. Not much growth there.

    • New data from the Fed show that only the top 10% of American earners have seen their incomes rise under Obama. The rest of us have taken a pay cut.

    The purpose of this exercise isn’t to bash President Obama. But it’s curious that someone whose policies have so clearly failed would double down on his mistakes, prolonging America’s economic misery.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090514-716332-american-jobs-recovery-is-stumbling.htm

  160. $74486366 says:

    Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. – Edmund Burke

  161. Petterssonp says:

    Al Franken Misrepresents the Censorship Power Democrats Are Demanding
    During today’s debate about SJR 19, a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict freedom of speech in the name of “democratic self-government and political equality,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) claimed the measure would merely “restore the law to what it was before Citizens United was decided.” Not so. True, the amendment would allow Congress to re-enact the speech restrictions overturned in that case, which barred unions and corporations, including nonprofit advocacy groups, from criticizing federal politicians on TV or radio close to an election. But as I noted yesterday, the amendment would go a lot further than that.
    http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/09/al-franken-misrepresents-the-censorship

  162. $74486366 says:

    Al Franken Misrepresents the Censorship Power Democrats Are Demanding
    During today’s debate about SJR 19, a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict freedom of speech in the name of “democratic self-government and political equality,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) claimed the measure would merely “restore the law to what it was before Citizens United was decided.” Not so. True, the amendment would allow Congress to re-enact the speech restrictions overturned in that case, which barred unions and corporations, including nonprofit advocacy groups, from criticizing federal politicians on TV or radio close to an election. But as I noted yesterday, the amendment would go a lot further than that.
    http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/09/al-franken-misrepresents-the-censorship

  163. Petterssonp says:

    Business defends controversial President Obama sign
    It says “Does one of Obamas family members have to be beheaded for “change” to happen?”

    CEO Jeremy Alcede says it’s a fair question, in the wake of two American journalists being beheaded by ISIS militants.

    “I look and see what’s going on throughout the week, realize what’s an issue, what needs to be fixed, and if I think it’s important then that’s what I’ll voice my opinion,” says Alcede.

    And for families driving by, who find the message offensive, Alcede says they use the opportunity to educate their children.
    http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/09/09/business-defends-controversial-president-obama-sign/15358603/

  164. $74486366 says:

    Business defends controversial President Obama sign
    It says “Does one of Obamas family members have to be beheaded for “change” to happen?”

    CEO Jeremy Alcede says it’s a fair question, in the wake of two American journalists being beheaded by ISIS militants.

    “I look and see what’s going on throughout the week, realize what’s an issue, what needs to be fixed, and if I think it’s important then that’s what I’ll voice my opinion,” says Alcede.

    And for families driving by, who find the message offensive, Alcede says they use the opportunity to educate their children.
    http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/09/09/business-defends-controversial-president-obama-sign/15358603/

  165. Petterssonp says:

    The Luby’s Cafeteria Massacre: A Brutal Reminder to Restaurants Telling Customers “No Guns”
    Yesterday Panera Bread became another restaurant establishment asking customers to leave their guns at home, joining eateries like Chilis, Starbucks and stores like Target after pressure from anti-gun groups. Like other restaurant chains, Panera’s official policy hasn’t changed to an outright ban, but they’ve made clear customers carrying firearms for self-defense aren’t welcome.

    This “please leave your guns at home” policy is catching on, but as more restaurants join Panera and others like it, it’s important to remind them of the horrifying Luby’s Cafeteria massacre.

    In 1991 Texas residents were banned by law from bringing firearms into restaurants. That same year, a mad man with an intent to kill as many people as possible, crashed his truck into a Lubys Cafeteria in Killeen. The man got out of his vehicle and shot 50 people, killing 23 of them. One of the survivors, Dr. Susan Gratia-Hupp, had left her gun in the parking lot and watched as her parents were executed in front of her. She was following the rules and obeying the law by leaving her gun in the car, right where the killer knew it would be. As Hupp describes in her own words, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. Everyone was defenseless.
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/09/09/the-lubys-cafeteria-massacre-a-stark-reminder-to-restaurants-telling-customers-no-guns-n1889052

  166. $74486366 says:

    The Luby’s Cafeteria Massacre: A Brutal Reminder to Restaurants Telling Customers “No Guns”
    Yesterday Panera Bread became another restaurant establishment asking customers to leave their guns at home, joining eateries like Chilis, Starbucks and stores like Target after pressure from anti-gun groups. Like other restaurant chains, Panera’s official policy hasn’t changed to an outright ban, but they’ve made clear customers carrying firearms for self-defense aren’t welcome.

    This “please leave your guns at home” policy is catching on, but as more restaurants join Panera and others like it, it’s important to remind them of the horrifying Luby’s Cafeteria massacre.

    In 1991 Texas residents were banned by law from bringing firearms into restaurants. That same year, a mad man with an intent to kill as many people as possible, crashed his truck into a Lubys Cafeteria in Killeen. The man got out of his vehicle and shot 50 people, killing 23 of them. One of the survivors, Dr. Susan Gratia-Hupp, had left her gun in the parking lot and watched as her parents were executed in front of her. She was following the rules and obeying the law by leaving her gun in the car, right where the killer knew it would be. As Hupp describes in her own words, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. Everyone was defenseless.
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/09/09/the-lubys-cafeteria-massacre-a-stark-reminder-to-restaurants-telling-customers-no-guns-n1889052

  167. Petterssonp says:

    WSJ Columnist Fights Backs Against Columbia Prof’s Factless Global Warming Attack
    An Op-Ed by Matt Ridley called “Whatever Happened to Global Warming?” appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of the “Wall Street Journal,” drawing a strong rebuke from global warming theorists such as Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs. There was one problem: the criticism was heavy on name-calling and accusations and very light on facts.

    Ridley’s original piece spoke about the “long pause” of global warming, which according to the source, is a lack of any warming for the past 16-25 years. Ridley suggests that because of the pause and scientists predicting a cooling trend, U.N. scientists working on warming should pack up, go home and concentrate on more pressing global problems such as war, terror, disease, poverty, habitat loss and the 1.3 billion people with no electricity.
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/wsj-columnist-fights-backs-against-columbia-profs-factless-global-warming-attack#

  168. $74486366 says:

    WSJ Columnist Fights Backs Against Columbia Prof’s Factless Global Warming Attack
    An Op-Ed by Matt Ridley called “Whatever Happened to Global Warming?” appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of the “Wall Street Journal,” drawing a strong rebuke from global warming theorists such as Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs. There was one problem: the criticism was heavy on name-calling and accusations and very light on facts.

    Ridley’s original piece spoke about the “long pause” of global warming, which according to the source, is a lack of any warming for the past 16-25 years. Ridley suggests that because of the pause and scientists predicting a cooling trend, U.N. scientists working on warming should pack up, go home and concentrate on more pressing global problems such as war, terror, disease, poverty, habitat loss and the 1.3 billion people with no electricity.
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/wsj-columnist-fights-backs-against-columbia-profs-factless-global-warming-attack#

  169. Petterssonp says:

    Democrats flummoxed by Republicans taking their anti-free-speech bill seriously
    We truly do live in strange times, when the Republicans – who are supposed to be far less skilled at parliamentary maneuvers – can make the Democrats look like a pack of utter fools with a single deft move in the Senate. Senate Democrats have been wasting America’s time on a showboating effort to repeal the First Amendment – a bill they know is doomed to go nowhere, but it would give them something to sell to their dispirited base going into the midterm elections. The Republicans were supposed to slap this dumbassery down, giving Democrats a chance to run to their gullible base voters and cry: See, we tried to do something about the evil Koch Brothers, but those rascally Republicans stopped us, because they think billionaires should be able to buy elections!

    It’s yet another scene from the long liberal passion play after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, as the party so often eager to shriek about “the settled law of the land” in other contexts fights a never-ending theatrical struggle to rewrite the First Amendment so that only left-leaning groups will be able to influence the political process. Labor unions and media corporations should have exclusive access to the American mind during election season, don’t you know. It’s probably in a penumbra of the Constitution somewhere.

    But Senate Republicans, with a twinkle in their eye, voted to advance the Democrats’ stupid bill, making the Democrats look utterly foolish as they whined to the media about how those mean old Republicans took their base-goosing clown act seriously.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/09/democrats-flummoxed-by-republicans-taking-their-anti-free-speech-bill-seriously/

  170. $74486366 says:

    Democrats flummoxed by Republicans taking their anti-free-speech bill seriously
    We truly do live in strange times, when the Republicans – who are supposed to be far less skilled at parliamentary maneuvers – can make the Democrats look like a pack of utter fools with a single deft move in the Senate. Senate Democrats have been wasting America’s time on a showboating effort to repeal the First Amendment – a bill they know is doomed to go nowhere, but it would give them something to sell to their dispirited base going into the midterm elections. The Republicans were supposed to slap this dumbassery down, giving Democrats a chance to run to their gullible base voters and cry: See, we tried to do something about the evil Koch Brothers, but those rascally Republicans stopped us, because they think billionaires should be able to buy elections!

    It’s yet another scene from the long liberal passion play after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, as the party so often eager to shriek about “the settled law of the land” in other contexts fights a never-ending theatrical struggle to rewrite the First Amendment so that only left-leaning groups will be able to influence the political process. Labor unions and media corporations should have exclusive access to the American mind during election season, don’t you know. It’s probably in a penumbra of the Constitution somewhere.

    But Senate Republicans, with a twinkle in their eye, voted to advance the Democrats’ stupid bill, making the Democrats look utterly foolish as they whined to the media about how those mean old Republicans took their base-goosing clown act seriously.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/09/democrats-flummoxed-by-republicans-taking-their-anti-free-speech-bill-seriously/

  171. Petterssonp says:

    Student tackled by officers over cell phone tells her side of the story
    HOUSTON — The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology.

    In cell phone video first aired on KHOU Tuesday night, three HISD police officers surround Ixel Perez, two of them have her pinned to the floor face down. One officer has his knee pressed to the side of her head.

    “Both of the cops just tackled her down to the floor. They put her knee on her head and after that they just arrested her, took her phone,” said student Gustavo Lucio who took the video on his cell phone. “The cop just said you can’t use your phone and after that, no words no nothing, just actions, grabbed her, threw her down.”

    “It was embarrassing,” said Perez outside the high school Wednesday morning.
    http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/neighborhood/2014/09/03/student-tackled-by-officers-over-cell-phone-tells-her-side-of-the-story/15040013/

  172. $74486366 says:

    Student tackled by officers over cell phone tells her side of the story
    HOUSTON — The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology.

    In cell phone video first aired on KHOU Tuesday night, three HISD police officers surround Ixel Perez, two of them have her pinned to the floor face down. One officer has his knee pressed to the side of her head.

    “Both of the cops just tackled her down to the floor. They put her knee on her head and after that they just arrested her, took her phone,” said student Gustavo Lucio who took the video on his cell phone. “The cop just said you can’t use your phone and after that, no words no nothing, just actions, grabbed her, threw her down.”

    “It was embarrassing,” said Perez outside the high school Wednesday morning.
    http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/neighborhood/2014/09/03/student-tackled-by-officers-over-cell-phone-tells-her-side-of-the-story/15040013/

  173. Petterssonp says:

    Cruz: ‘Obama Has Decided This Election Will Be a Referendum on Amnesty’
    (CNSNews.com) – By delaying his promised executive action on immigration until after the November election, “President Obama has decided this election will be a referendum on amnesty,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Tuesday.

    Cruz is demanding that the “do-nothing” Senate, led by Harry Reid (D-Nev.), allow every senator to vote on Republican legislation that would end “the promise of amnesty” by defunding President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/cruz-obama-has-decided-election-will-be-referendum-amnesty

  174. $74486366 says:

    Cruz: ‘Obama Has Decided This Election Will Be a Referendum on Amnesty’
    (CNSNews.com) – By delaying his promised executive action on immigration until after the November election, “President Obama has decided this election will be a referendum on amnesty,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Tuesday.

    Cruz is demanding that the “do-nothing” Senate, led by Harry Reid (D-Nev.), allow every senator to vote on Republican legislation that would end “the promise of amnesty” by defunding President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/cruz-obama-has-decided-election-will-be-referendum-amnesty

  175. Petterssonp says:

    Democrats Want To Tread On First Amendment Rights
    First Amendment: At one time, Democrats were reliably for free speech. Now they want to protect only that speech they agree with — and they’re prepared to change the Constitution to trample on a unique American liberty.

    The Democrats have been unhappy with a couple of Supreme Court decisions that don’t jibe with their goal of restricting the free speech of campaign finance — Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC. So they want to change the Constitution that the rulings were based on.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090914-716676-democrats-protect-only-speech-they-agree-with.htm

  176. Petterssonp says:

    Yes, A Stand-Down Order Was Given In Benghazi Attack
    Scandal: Despite the administration’s claim, the CIA operatives who fought for their lives and others’ from a rooftop say that a stand-down order may have cost four Americans their lives while their ignoring it saved others.

    Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, battled with terrorists from the roof of the CIA’s Benghazi annex building, would beg to differ with the Obama administration, the CIA and several congressional committees. They say there was an order to stand down that delayed their response and possibly cost the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090914-716677-benghazi-cia-operatives-told-to-stand-down.htm

  177. $74486366 says:

    Democrats Want To Tread On First Amendment Rights
    First Amendment: At one time, Democrats were reliably for free speech. Now they want to protect only that speech they agree with — and they’re prepared to change the Constitution to trample on a unique American liberty.

    The Democrats have been unhappy with a couple of Supreme Court decisions that don’t jibe with their goal of restricting the free speech of campaign finance — Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC. So they want to change the Constitution that the rulings were based on.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090914-716676-democrats-protect-only-speech-they-agree-with.htm

  178. $74486366 says:

    Yes, A Stand-Down Order Was Given In Benghazi Attack
    Scandal: Despite the administration’s claim, the CIA operatives who fought for their lives and others’ from a rooftop say that a stand-down order may have cost four Americans their lives while their ignoring it saved others.

    Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, battled with terrorists from the roof of the CIA’s Benghazi annex building, would beg to differ with the Obama administration, the CIA and several congressional committees. They say there was an order to stand down that delayed their response and possibly cost the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090914-716677-benghazi-cia-operatives-told-to-stand-down.htm

  179. Petterssonp says:

    If you text and drive, Long Island will revoke your phone privileges
    A Long Island district country attorney wants drivers caught texting (or just using their phones, in general) behind the wheel to understand the gravity of what they’ve done. So, she’s proposed a five-point plan that includes installing auto-shutdown software on offenders’ phones and the use of hardware like breathalyzers that can disable gadgets when they start driving. In fact, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice already wrote to Google, Apple, Microsoft and even Blackberry, asking them to incorporate third-party apps that help prohibit distracted driving to their devices. The idea is for their phones to come with “kill switches” out of the box, as texting while driving has been a serious issue for the past years. Also, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a phone-addicted driver’s just as dangerous as someone who’s had four alcoholic drinks.
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/10/long-island-text-and-drive-laws/

  180. $74486366 says:

    If you text and drive, Long Island will revoke your phone privileges
    A Long Island district country attorney wants drivers caught texting (or just using their phones, in general) behind the wheel to understand the gravity of what they’ve done. So, she’s proposed a five-point plan that includes installing auto-shutdown software on offenders’ phones and the use of hardware like breathalyzers that can disable gadgets when they start driving. In fact, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice already wrote to Google, Apple, Microsoft and even Blackberry, asking them to incorporate third-party apps that help prohibit distracted driving to their devices. The idea is for their phones to come with “kill switches” out of the box, as texting while driving has been a serious issue for the past years. Also, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a phone-addicted driver’s just as dangerous as someone who’s had four alcoholic drinks.
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/10/long-island-text-and-drive-laws/

  181. Petterssonp says:

    Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013 – but there’s still no warming
    While CO2 has increased to “record” levels, the pause in global temperature continues.

    Via AP: Figures released Tuesday by a United Nations advisory body reveal that 2013 saw new recorded highs for both carbon dioxide and methane, as well as the largest year-over-year rise in carbon dioxide since 1984, reflecting continuing worldwide emissions from human sources but also the possibility that natural sinks (oceans and vegetation) are near their capacity for absorbing the excess. From the Washington Post’s account: The latest figures from the World Meteorological Organization’s monitoring network are considered particularly significant because they reflect not only the amount of carbon pumped into the air by humans, but also the complex interaction between man-made gases and the natural world.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/09/study-shows-record-high-increases-for-atmospheric-co2-in-2013-but-theres-still-no-warming/

  182. $74486366 says:

    Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013 – but there’s still no warming
    While CO2 has increased to “record” levels, the pause in global temperature continues.

    Via AP: Figures released Tuesday by a United Nations advisory body reveal that 2013 saw new recorded highs for both carbon dioxide and methane, as well as the largest year-over-year rise in carbon dioxide since 1984, reflecting continuing worldwide emissions from human sources but also the possibility that natural sinks (oceans and vegetation) are near their capacity for absorbing the excess. From the Washington Post’s account: The latest figures from the World Meteorological Organization’s monitoring network are considered particularly significant because they reflect not only the amount of carbon pumped into the air by humans, but also the complex interaction between man-made gases and the natural world.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/09/study-shows-record-high-increases-for-atmospheric-co2-in-2013-but-theres-still-no-warming/

  183. Petterssonp says:

    This time, gang members choose wrong victim
    Armed defender shoots, kills 15-year-old attacker and known gang-member
    Yesterday I wrote of yet another vicious deadly-force gang attack: “Caught on video: Another black-on-white racially motivated gang attack.”

    In that post, I cautioned that gang attacks of this kind were likely to end very badly for the attackers once they stumbled upon a victim who was lawfully armed and prepared to defend himself.

    It wasn’t long before I received an example of this type of attack happening in Milwaukee, four days prior to the September 7 attack described in yesterday’s post.

    As reported by the Daily Caller (video embedded below), on September 3 a gang of teens attempted to rob a group of people in Milwaukee. According to police spokesman Lt. Mark Stanmeyer, the gang had been involved in dozens of robberies in prior days,

    Unlike the racially-motivated gang attack on the young white couple in Missouri, covered here, resulting in serious injury, or the gang attack on the three white men outside Kroger’s in Memphis, covered here, resulting in all three of the victims being beaten unconscious, the Milwaukee victims were not helpless: one of them was armed with a pistol, and used it to thwart the attack.

    The result was the death of one of the teen attackers, who was just 15 years old. He was a “known gang-member,” and already had serious criminal charges for robbery and auto theft filed against him before participating in his final, fatally flawed gang robbery attempt.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/this-time-gang-member-chooses-wrong-victim/

  184. $74486366 says:

    This time, gang members choose wrong victim
    Armed defender shoots, kills 15-year-old attacker and known gang-member
    Yesterday I wrote of yet another vicious deadly-force gang attack: “Caught on video: Another black-on-white racially motivated gang attack.”

    In that post, I cautioned that gang attacks of this kind were likely to end very badly for the attackers once they stumbled upon a victim who was lawfully armed and prepared to defend himself.

    It wasn’t long before I received an example of this type of attack happening in Milwaukee, four days prior to the September 7 attack described in yesterday’s post.

    As reported by the Daily Caller (video embedded below), on September 3 a gang of teens attempted to rob a group of people in Milwaukee. According to police spokesman Lt. Mark Stanmeyer, the gang had been involved in dozens of robberies in prior days,

    Unlike the racially-motivated gang attack on the young white couple in Missouri, covered here, resulting in serious injury, or the gang attack on the three white men outside Kroger’s in Memphis, covered here, resulting in all three of the victims being beaten unconscious, the Milwaukee victims were not helpless: one of them was armed with a pistol, and used it to thwart the attack.

    The result was the death of one of the teen attackers, who was just 15 years old. He was a “known gang-member,” and already had serious criminal charges for robbery and auto theft filed against him before participating in his final, fatally flawed gang robbery attempt.
    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/this-time-gang-member-chooses-wrong-victim/

  185. Petterssonp says:

    ‘Shocking!’ Jay Carney takes his ‘revolving door’ clown show to CNN
    At the end of May, President Obama said goodbye to outgoing Press Secretary Jay Carney. There was subsequent speculation about Jay Carney’s next job, but was there ever any doubt that he’d end up back in the mainstream media?

    Noah Rothman @NoahCRothman
    Shock! MT @Hadas_Gold: @JayCarney joins CNN as political commentator, starting TONIGHT as Obama makes ISIL statement http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/09/jay-carney-joins-cnn-195215.html

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/10/shocking-jay-carney-takes-his-revolving-door-clown-show-to-cnn/

  186. $74486366 says:

    ‘Shocking!’ Jay Carney takes his ‘revolving door’ clown show to CNN
    At the end of May, President Obama said goodbye to outgoing Press Secretary Jay Carney. There was subsequent speculation about Jay Carney’s next job, but was there ever any doubt that he’d end up back in the mainstream media?

    Noah Rothman @NoahCRothman
    Shock! MT @Hadas_Gold: @JayCarney joins CNN as political commentator, starting TONIGHT as Obama makes ISIL statement http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/09/jay-carney-joins-cnn-195215.html

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/10/shocking-jay-carney-takes-his-revolving-door-clown-show-to-cnn/

  187. Petterssonp says:

    Whoa: Former prosecutor says Wisconsin investigation fueled by “hyper-partisan” DA and union activist wife
    Last we checked on Gov. Scott Walker, he was (a) knotted in the polls with his Democratic challenger, and (b) fending off mind-bendingly dishonest media coverage of the scurrilous investigation into Wisconsin conservative groups — which has been summarily thrown out of court by two different judges. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals took up the ‘Joe Doe’ circus yesterday, as twice-thwarted prosecutors sought to have their secret probe reinstated; lawyers for the Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the targeted organizations, argued that a scathing lower court ruling shutting down the investigation and exposing the prosecutors to misconduct lawsuits ought to be be upheld. A press account of Tuesday’s oral arguments said the judges, “repeatedly quizzed lawyers…why the federal courts should weigh in on a state investigation” at all. Leading up to the proceedings, former FEC official Hans Von Spakovsky penned an op/ed in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel spelling out what’s at stake in the case:

    The fact that such a secret persecution of citizen advocacy organizations even occurred ought to be an embarrassment to a state that prides itself on being a progressive bastion of individual freedom. It is more reminiscent of a banana republic than the world’s foremost democracy… The [conservative] group’s supposed “crime” was coordinating its efforts on public policy issues with elected officials such as Gov. Scott Walker and with other conservative advocacy organizations. This resulted in SWAT-like raids in the middle of the night by armed law enforcement officials to seize “evidence,” as if these organizations were dangerous drug cartels or mob operations. Last week, I joined three other former members of the Federal Election Commission in filing an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief for the organizations unfairly targeted.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/10/whoa-former-prosecutor-says-wisconsin-investigation-fuled-by-hyper-partisan-da-and-union-activist-wife/

  188. $74486366 says:

    Whoa: Former prosecutor says Wisconsin investigation fueled by “hyper-partisan” DA and union activist wife
    Last we checked on Gov. Scott Walker, he was (a) knotted in the polls with his Democratic challenger, and (b) fending off mind-bendingly dishonest media coverage of the scurrilous investigation into Wisconsin conservative groups — which has been summarily thrown out of court by two different judges. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals took up the ‘Joe Doe’ circus yesterday, as twice-thwarted prosecutors sought to have their secret probe reinstated; lawyers for the Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the targeted organizations, argued that a scathing lower court ruling shutting down the investigation and exposing the prosecutors to misconduct lawsuits ought to be be upheld. A press account of Tuesday’s oral arguments said the judges, “repeatedly quizzed lawyers…why the federal courts should weigh in on a state investigation” at all. Leading up to the proceedings, former FEC official Hans Von Spakovsky penned an op/ed in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel spelling out what’s at stake in the case:

    The fact that such a secret persecution of citizen advocacy organizations even occurred ought to be an embarrassment to a state that prides itself on being a progressive bastion of individual freedom. It is more reminiscent of a banana republic than the world’s foremost democracy… The [conservative] group’s supposed “crime” was coordinating its efforts on public policy issues with elected officials such as Gov. Scott Walker and with other conservative advocacy organizations. This resulted in SWAT-like raids in the middle of the night by armed law enforcement officials to seize “evidence,” as if these organizations were dangerous drug cartels or mob operations. Last week, I joined three other former members of the Federal Election Commission in filing an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief for the organizations unfairly targeted.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/10/whoa-former-prosecutor-says-wisconsin-investigation-fuled-by-hyper-partisan-da-and-union-activist-wife/

  189. Petterssonp says:

    A sleeping giant: ISIS beheadings made America want revenge
    An abundance of polls over the last week taking the temperature of the American public on the threat posed by the Islamic State have begun to paint a clear picture of how the United States was reshaped by a summer dominated by tales of ISIS’s horrors. Americans, it turns out, were profoundly affected by events overseas, disquieted by the apparent new threat to national security posed by this uniquely terrorizing force, and appalled at the slaughter of American hostages.

    Two polls released this week showed that nine out of every 10 Americans believe ISIS represents a threat to national security. For independently minded Americans, that’s a strikingly uniform level of agreement on this issue. Now we know why: The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that the beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were the most penetrating news events of the Obama presidency.

    “While those surveyed weren’t asked directly about that event, the poll found that 94% had heard news of the two murders, a higher level of public attention than given to any of 22 news events the Journal/NBC News survey has tested since 2009,” a Wall Street Journal write up of the poll read.

    Not even the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound drew as much interest or elicited the same level of emotion as had the Islamic State’s barbarism. Bad news travels faster.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/10/isis-beheadings-made-america-want-revenge/

  190. $74486366 says:

    A sleeping giant: ISIS beheadings made America want revenge
    An abundance of polls over the last week taking the temperature of the American public on the threat posed by the Islamic State have begun to paint a clear picture of how the United States was reshaped by a summer dominated by tales of ISIS’s horrors. Americans, it turns out, were profoundly affected by events overseas, disquieted by the apparent new threat to national security posed by this uniquely terrorizing force, and appalled at the slaughter of American hostages.

    Two polls released this week showed that nine out of every 10 Americans believe ISIS represents a threat to national security. For independently minded Americans, that’s a strikingly uniform level of agreement on this issue. Now we know why: The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that the beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were the most penetrating news events of the Obama presidency.

    “While those surveyed weren’t asked directly about that event, the poll found that 94% had heard news of the two murders, a higher level of public attention than given to any of 22 news events the Journal/NBC News survey has tested since 2009,” a Wall Street Journal write up of the poll read.

    Not even the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound drew as much interest or elicited the same level of emotion as had the Islamic State’s barbarism. Bad news travels faster.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/10/isis-beheadings-made-america-want-revenge/

  191. Petterssonp says:

    Report: ISIS Is Stealing $1 Million A Day To Fund Its Jihadi Army…
    Via WFB:

    The United States’ top counterterrorism official warned that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is stealing some $1 million dollars a day to fund its operations and could have the ability to convince its American sympathizers to conduct terror strikes “here at home with no warning.”

    Matthew Olsen, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, recently delivered a candid and at times surprising assessment of ISIL’s capabilities and threat, concluding that the group “poses a direct and significant threat to us,” according to a transcript of his remarks before the Brookings Institution.

    As President Barack Obama prepares to delivery an address to the nation Wednesday evening about ISIL, Olsen warned in his speech that, “left unchecked, [ISIL] will seek to carry out attacks closer to home.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199255-report-isis-making-1-million-a-day-to-fund-its-jihadi-army/

  192. $74486366 says:

    Report: ISIS Is Stealing $1 Million A Day To Fund Its Jihadi Army…
    Via WFB:

    The United States’ top counterterrorism official warned that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is stealing some $1 million dollars a day to fund its operations and could have the ability to convince its American sympathizers to conduct terror strikes “here at home with no warning.”

    Matthew Olsen, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, recently delivered a candid and at times surprising assessment of ISIL’s capabilities and threat, concluding that the group “poses a direct and significant threat to us,” according to a transcript of his remarks before the Brookings Institution.

    As President Barack Obama prepares to delivery an address to the nation Wednesday evening about ISIL, Olsen warned in his speech that, “left unchecked, [ISIL] will seek to carry out attacks closer to home.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199255-report-isis-making-1-million-a-day-to-fund-its-jihadi-army/

  193. Petterssonp says:

    Super Sized Lib Michael Moore Slams Obama: History Will Only Remember You Were A Black President…
    You’re in trouble now, Barack, you’ve made a powerful (and very hungry) enemy.
    Via THR:

    Michael Moore sees President Obama’s legacy as set. The progressive documentary filmmaker couldn’t help but express his disappointment with the legislative accomplishments of the politician.

    “When the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: he was the first black president,” Moore said during a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter’s video lounge at the Toronto Film Festival.

    “OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that’s it,” the director said. “That’s it, Mr. Obama. 100 years from now, ‘he was the first black American that got elected president’ and that’s it. Eight years of your life and that’s what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, knowing you, that — you’d probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could’ve done.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199234-super-sized-lib-michael-moore-slams-obama-history-will-only-remember-you-were-a-black-president/

  194. $74486366 says:

    Super Sized Lib Michael Moore Slams Obama: History Will Only Remember You Were A Black President…
    You’re in trouble now, Barack, you’ve made a powerful (and very hungry) enemy.
    Via THR:

    Michael Moore sees President Obama’s legacy as set. The progressive documentary filmmaker couldn’t help but express his disappointment with the legislative accomplishments of the politician.

    “When the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: he was the first black president,” Moore said during a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter’s video lounge at the Toronto Film Festival.

    “OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that’s it,” the director said. “That’s it, Mr. Obama. 100 years from now, ‘he was the first black American that got elected president’ and that’s it. Eight years of your life and that’s what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, knowing you, that — you’d probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could’ve done.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199234-super-sized-lib-michael-moore-slams-obama-history-will-only-remember-you-were-a-black-president/

  195. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Lapdog Chuck Todd: Obama “On The Precipice Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage” To Democrats…

    Chuck Todd: Obama “On The Precipice Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage” To Democrats
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=msgGegDhOd0

    http://weaselzippers.us/199253-obama-lapdog-chuck-todd-obama-on-the-precipice-of-doing-jimmy-carter-like-damage-to-democrats/

  196. $74486366 says:

    Obama Lapdog Chuck Todd: Obama “On The Precipice Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage” To Democrats…

    Chuck Todd: Obama “On The Precipice Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage” To Democrats
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=msgGegDhOd0

    http://weaselzippers.us/199253-obama-lapdog-chuck-todd-obama-on-the-precipice-of-doing-jimmy-carter-like-damage-to-democrats/

  197. Petterssonp says:

    These 5 Facts Debunk U.S. Jobs Recovery Myth
    Fair enough. And, as we’ve said before, one month does not a trend make. But when you have 62 months, which is how long it’s been since the last recession ended, you can see some clear trends:

    • For all recoveries since World War II, cumulative job growth has averaged 12.5% (see chart). This time, job growth is just 6.2%, the worst on record. Based on this, we would need 8.19 million more jobs just to reach “average.” That’s not a real job recovery at all.

    • The labor force shrank 64,000 in the most recent month, pushing the participation rate to 62.8%. The last time it was that low, Jimmy Carter was president.

    • A new report says 1-in-3 workers today is a “freelance” — that means 53 million workers without a regular job to go to. This is what qualifies as “employment” in the job-barren Age of Obamanomics.

    • In August, the number of hours worked — a proxy for GDP growth — and average hourly wages both rose 2.1% from last year. That only barely beats the current inflation rate of 2%. Not much growth there.

    • New data from the Fed show that only the top 10% of American earners have seen their incomes rise under Obama. The rest of us have taken a pay cut.

    The purpose of this exercise isn’t to bash President Obama. But it’s curious that someone whose policies have so clearly failed would double down on his mistakes, prolonging America’s economic misery.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090514-716332-american-jobs-recovery-is-stumbling.htm

  198. $74486366 says:

    These 5 Facts Debunk U.S. Jobs Recovery Myth
    Fair enough. And, as we’ve said before, one month does not a trend make. But when you have 62 months, which is how long it’s been since the last recession ended, you can see some clear trends:

    • For all recoveries since World War II, cumulative job growth has averaged 12.5% (see chart). This time, job growth is just 6.2%, the worst on record. Based on this, we would need 8.19 million more jobs just to reach “average.” That’s not a real job recovery at all.

    • The labor force shrank 64,000 in the most recent month, pushing the participation rate to 62.8%. The last time it was that low, Jimmy Carter was president.

    • A new report says 1-in-3 workers today is a “freelance” — that means 53 million workers without a regular job to go to. This is what qualifies as “employment” in the job-barren Age of Obamanomics.

    • In August, the number of hours worked — a proxy for GDP growth — and average hourly wages both rose 2.1% from last year. That only barely beats the current inflation rate of 2%. Not much growth there.

    • New data from the Fed show that only the top 10% of American earners have seen their incomes rise under Obama. The rest of us have taken a pay cut.

    The purpose of this exercise isn’t to bash President Obama. But it’s curious that someone whose policies have so clearly failed would double down on his mistakes, prolonging America’s economic misery.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090514-716332-american-jobs-recovery-is-stumbling.htm

  199. Petterssonp says:

    Stabbing with syringe in Nigeria raises fears of Ebola as weapon
    A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, an incident that is raising concerns about whether the deadly Ebola virus could be harvested from the widespread outbreak in West Africa and used as a bioweapon.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/nation-world/nation/article/Stabbing-with-syringe-in-Nigeria-raises-fears-of-5747041.php

  200. $74486366 says:

    “Participating in a gun buyback because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.” – anonymous

  201. Petterssonp says:

    IRS chief: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’
    During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the IRS tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.

    “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks.

    “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said.

    Koskinen, who was confirmed as head of IRS last December, has repeatedly faced lawmakers’ ire over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.
    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/217288-irs-official-whenever-we-can-we-follow-the-law

  202. $74486366 says:

    IRS chief: ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’
    During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the IRS tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.

    “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks.

    “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said.

    Koskinen, who was confirmed as head of IRS last December, has repeatedly faced lawmakers’ ire over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups.
    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/217288-irs-official-whenever-we-can-we-follow-the-law

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen tells Congress – “Wherever we can, we follow the law.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DGLI1fS9zhs

    Published on Sep 10, 2014
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen tells the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman, Kevin Brady, “Wherever we can, we follow the law.”

  203. Petterssonp says:

    IRS Chief John Koskinen: “Whenever We Can, We Follow the Law” (Video)
    IRS Chief John Koskines told the House Ways and Means Committee today,
    “Whenever we can, we follow the law.”

    The Obama IRS is currently under investigation for targeting conservative groups.

    Lawmaker Kevin Brady blasted Koskinen after the comets.
    The Hill reported:

    During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the IRS tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.

    “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks.
    “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said.


    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/irs-chief-john-koskinen-whenever-we-can-we-follow-the-law-video/

  204. $74486366 says:

    IRS Chief John Koskinen: “Whenever We Can, We Follow the Law” (Video)
    IRS Chief John Koskines told the House Ways and Means Committee today,
    “Whenever we can, we follow the law.”

    The Obama IRS is currently under investigation for targeting conservative groups.

    Lawmaker Kevin Brady blasted Koskinen after the comets.
    The Hill reported:

    During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the IRS tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.

    “Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks.
    “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said.


    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/irs-chief-john-koskinen-whenever-we-can-we-follow-the-law-video/

  205. Petterssonp says:

    IRS Chief: ‘Whenever We Can, We Follow the Law’
    http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/09/10/whenever-we-can-we-follow-the-law/

  206. $74486366 says:

    IRS Chief: ‘Whenever We Can, We Follow the Law’
    http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/09/10/whenever-we-can-we-follow-the-law/

  207. Petterssonp says:

    State launches fraud investigation into voter registration group
    ATLANTA —

    Channel 2 Action News has learned Georgia’s secretary of state is investigating allegations of forged voter registration applications and demanding records from a voter registration group with ties to one of the state’s highest ranking Democrats.
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-launches-fraud-investigation-voter-registrat/nhJxg/

  208. $74486366 says:

    State launches fraud investigation into voter registration group
    ATLANTA —

    Channel 2 Action News has learned Georgia’s secretary of state is investigating allegations of forged voter registration applications and demanding records from a voter registration group with ties to one of the state’s highest ranking Democrats.
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-launches-fraud-investigation-voter-registrat/nhJxg/

  209. Petterssonp says:

    DHS asks stores to watch customers behavior for terrorist signs
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying.

    While saying the government cannot prohibit sales of some everyday materials, Mr. Johnson said retailers should be trained to look for anyone who buys a lot from what he described as a “long list of materials that could be used as explosive precursors.”
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/10/dhs-will-ask-stores-watch-customers-buying-habits/

  210. $74486366 says:

    DHS asks stores to watch customers behavior for terrorist signs
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying.

    While saying the government cannot prohibit sales of some everyday materials, Mr. Johnson said retailers should be trained to look for anyone who buys a lot from what he described as a “long list of materials that could be used as explosive precursors.”
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/10/dhs-will-ask-stores-watch-customers-buying-habits/

  211. Petterssonp says:

    RUSH: Folks, basically what it is — and I don’t… I just hate this. I hate having to report this stuff. I’m not comfortable. What’s going on — I mean, if I had to boil it down to a nutshell — is the stage is being set for a huge bunch of crony capitalist relationships that will be forged during the lame-duck session of Congress, primarily after the November elections.

    The purpose of a continuing resolution only through December is to get the support of lame-duck members of Congress (especially Republicans) to vote for more spending — and they might even roll amnesty into this, as well as other policies and programs — before a new Congress is sworn in. In other words, there’s gonna be a lame-duck Congress after the election in November.
    http://www.rushimg.com/cimages//media/images/gopforwardpix17/1297763-1-eng-GB/GOPForwardPIX.jpg
    It’s a back scratch kind of thing, but it is crony socialism or capital, however you wanna call it, to the max degree. The point here is that I have been advised by several insiders that there’s all kinds of this that’s being planned even as we speak.
    If the Republicans are gonna have the House and the Senate, if you just wait ’til January, why do all this stuff before then? And the answer is because it might not be able to get done after the new Congress is sworn in. So keep a sharp eye, folks. The establishment is circling the wagons and doing what it can to, I don’t know, enrich or protect itself against whatever happens in the election and what then might result from Republican control of the House and the Senate.

    You know, Ted Cruz went to the floor of the Senate yesterday. The Democrats, Dingy Harry, have mounted a piece of legislation that’s actually an attack on the First Amendment. They’re attempting, and I’m not kidding when I tell you that the end result of this bill, I mean, this is Soviet. This bill would prevent criticism of politicians, elected officials, and officeholders in Washington. You’d be under penalty of punishment. And Cruz went to the floor of the Senate last night and said (paraphrasing), “You know what? This means the end of Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live could be fined out of existence.”
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/09/10/the_establishment_s_plan_for_the_lame_duck_congress

  212. $74486366 says:

    The Establishment’s Plan for the Lame-Duck Congress
    RUSH: Folks, basically what it is — and I don’t… I just hate this. I hate having to report this stuff. I’m not comfortable. What’s going on — I mean, if I had to boil it down to a nutshell — is the stage is being set for a huge bunch of crony capitalist relationships that will be forged during the lame-duck session of Congress, primarily after the November elections.

    The purpose of a continuing resolution only through December is to get the support of lame-duck members of Congress (especially Republicans) to vote for more spending — and they might even roll amnesty into this, as well as other policies and programs — before a new Congress is sworn in. In other words, there’s gonna be a lame-duck Congress after the election in November.
    http://www.rushimg.com/cimages//media/images/gopforwardpix17/1297763-1-eng-GB/GOPForwardPIX.jpg
    It’s a back scratch kind of thing, but it is crony socialism or capital, however you wanna call it, to the max degree. The point here is that I have been advised by several insiders that there’s all kinds of this that’s being planned even as we speak.
    If the Republicans are gonna have the House and the Senate, if you just wait ’til January, why do all this stuff before then? And the answer is because it might not be able to get done after the new Congress is sworn in. So keep a sharp eye, folks. The establishment is circling the wagons and doing what it can to, I don’t know, enrich or protect itself against whatever happens in the election and what then might result from Republican control of the House and the Senate.

    You know, Ted Cruz went to the floor of the Senate yesterday. The Democrats, Dingy Harry, have mounted a piece of legislation that’s actually an attack on the First Amendment. They’re attempting, and I’m not kidding when I tell you that the end result of this bill, I mean, this is Soviet. This bill would prevent criticism of politicians, elected officials, and officeholders in Washington. You’d be under penalty of punishment. And Cruz went to the floor of the Senate last night and said (paraphrasing), “You know what? This means the end of Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live could be fined out of existence.”
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/09/10/the_establishment_s_plan_for_the_lame_duck_congress

  213. Petterssonp says:

    Stabbing with syringe in Nigeria raises fears of Ebola as weapon
    A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, an incident that is raising concerns about whether the deadly Ebola virus could be harvested from the widespread outbreak in West Africa and used as a bioweapon.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/nation-world/nation/article/Stabbing-with-syringe-in-Nigeria-raises-fears-of-5747041.php

  214. $74486366 says:

    Stabbing with syringe in Nigeria raises fears of Ebola as weapon
    A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, an incident that is raising concerns about whether the deadly Ebola virus could be harvested from the widespread outbreak in West Africa and used as a bioweapon.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/nation-world/nation/article/Stabbing-with-syringe-in-Nigeria-raises-fears-of-5747041.php

  215. Petterssonp says:

    D.C. Sixth-Grade Teacher Has Students Compare Adolf Hitler To George W. Bush…

    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bush_nazi_hitler.jpg

    (NBC DC) – A D.C. sixth-grade teacher will apologize for an assignment that asked students to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

    The McKinley Middle School teacher sent students home with a Venn diagram and asked them to compare and contrast Bush and Hitler.

    At least one parent found it troubling on a number of levels. He told News4 he sees a certain lack of respect for the office of the president. And the instructions read “both men who abused their powers,” which the parent said presents opinion as fact.

    D.C. Public Schools released a statement late Wednesday saying the teacher has admitted poor judgment and will apologize to students.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199340-d-c-sixth-grade-teacher-has-students-compare-adolf-hitler-to-george-w-bush/

  216. $74486366 says:

    D.C. Sixth-Grade Teacher Has Students Compare Adolf Hitler To George W. Bush…

    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bush_nazi_hitler.jpg

    (NBC DC) – A D.C. sixth-grade teacher will apologize for an assignment that asked students to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

    The McKinley Middle School teacher sent students home with a Venn diagram and asked them to compare and contrast Bush and Hitler.

    At least one parent found it troubling on a number of levels. He told News4 he sees a certain lack of respect for the office of the president. And the instructions read “both men who abused their powers,” which the parent said presents opinion as fact.

    D.C. Public Schools released a statement late Wednesday saying the teacher has admitted poor judgment and will apologize to students.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199340-d-c-sixth-grade-teacher-has-students-compare-adolf-hitler-to-george-w-bush/

  217. Petterssonp says:

    Five things that could go horribly wrong with Obama’s action in Iraq
    1: The Iraqi government doesn’t get its act together
    2: The ground war is a dud
    3: We really do become the Shiite Air Force
    4: We drive away our timid, reluctant allies
    5) The status-of-forces-agreement problem blows up
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/five-things-that-could-go-horribly-wrong-with-obamas-action-in-iraq/article/2553195

  218. $74486366 says:

    Five things that could go horribly wrong with Obama’s action in Iraq
    1: The Iraqi government doesn’t get its act together
    2: The ground war is a dud
    3: We really do become the Shiite Air Force
    4: We drive away our timid, reluctant allies
    5) The status-of-forces-agreement problem blows up
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/five-things-that-could-go-horribly-wrong-with-obamas-action-in-iraq/article/2553195

  219. Petterssonp says:

    5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 – Here They Are
    While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the possible negative implications of the technology. Whether you believe that the ease in which practically anyone will eventually be able to fabricate a firearm is a good or bad thing, just the thought of 3D printed firearms will send shivers down the spines of law enforcement agencies around the world. There has been an incredibly fast progression of the technology behind the methods of manufacturing guns with 3D printers in the last two years alone. Imagine what the next five to ten year will have in store for us.
    http://3dprint.com/14636/3d-prnted-guns/

  220. $74486366 says:

    5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 – Here They Are
    While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the possible negative implications of the technology. Whether you believe that the ease in which practically anyone will eventually be able to fabricate a firearm is a good or bad thing, just the thought of 3D printed firearms will send shivers down the spines of law enforcement agencies around the world. There has been an incredibly fast progression of the technology behind the methods of manufacturing guns with 3D printers in the last two years alone. Imagine what the next five to ten year will have in store for us.
    http://3dprint.com/14636/3d-prnted-guns/

  221. Petterssonp says:

    I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery – Thomas Jefferson

    Character is destiny. – Heraclitus

  222. $74486366 says:

    I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery – Thomas Jefferson

    Character is destiny. – Heraclitus

  223. Petterssonp says:

    Dear Leader Bolsters Our Children’s’ Immune Systems
    American children have not had very strong immune systems. To make an immune system strong, it needs to be ‘challenged’.
    The Obama administration let more than 37,000 illegal-alien children into the U.S. without health screening. Now, more than 1,000 kids in 10 states are bolstering their immune systems with a serious respiratory virus (Enterovirus D68).

    This major epidemic sweeping across the nation will make our children stronger in the long run.

    Dear Leader is wise beyond his ears.
    http://i.imgur.com/9lMInwW.jpg
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/dear-leader-bolsters-our-childrens-immune-systems-t14874.html

  224. $74486366 says:

    Dear Leader Bolsters Our Children’s’ Immune Systems
    American children have not had very strong immune systems. To make an immune system strong, it needs to be ‘challenged’.
    The Obama administration let more than 37,000 illegal-alien children into the U.S. without health screening. Now, more than 1,000 kids in 10 states are bolstering their immune systems with a serious respiratory virus (Enterovirus D68).

    This major epidemic sweeping across the nation will make our children stronger in the long run.

    Dear Leader is wise beyond his ears.
    http://i.imgur.com/9lMInwW.jpg
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/dear-leader-bolsters-our-childrens-immune-systems-t14874.html

  225. Petterssonp says:

    DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS
    IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can.

    Of particular interest to us has been Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, who has made every effort to keep the committee from finding out the true extent of IRS corruption and abuse of power in its targeting of conservatives.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091114-717066-eric-holder-trying-to-protect-irs.htm

  226. $74486366 says:

    DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS
    IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can.

    Of particular interest to us has been Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, who has made every effort to keep the committee from finding out the true extent of IRS corruption and abuse of power in its targeting of conservatives.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091114-717066-eric-holder-trying-to-protect-irs.htm

  227. Petterssonp says:

    ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Hurdles Loom
    Here’s a rule of thumb when it comes to ObamaCare: When things seem to be going great, you’re probably overlooking something big.

    That seems to hold true with the recent momentum behind the law’s Medicaid expansion.
    http://www.investors.com/image/WebFrontPg_0708_1K.gif.cms
    http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/091114-717033-obamacare-medicaid-expansion-hurdles-loom.htm

  228. $74486366 says:

    ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Hurdles Loom
    Here’s a rule of thumb when it comes to ObamaCare: When things seem to be going great, you’re probably overlooking something big.

    That seems to hold true with the recent momentum behind the law’s Medicaid expansion.
    http://www.investors.com/image/WebFrontPg_0708_1K.gif.cms
    http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/091114-717033-obamacare-medicaid-expansion-hurdles-loom.htm

  229. Petterssonp says:

    GOP Majority In Congress Could Stop Unlawful President
    Unconstitutional Acts: This president continues to pile up extralegal ambitions, his latest being an attempt to skirt the Senate and commit the U.S. to a de facto global warming treaty. Would Robert Byrd have stood for that?

    What Obama can’t get through law, he tries to get through executive order. Since assuming office in January 2009, the president, who has threatened that he has a phone and a pen he can use to make law, has racked up an impressive list of executive moves that ignored constitutional restraints. A few of those include:

    • Hiding the whereabouts of illegal immigrant minors who were processed over the summer after crossing the border. Richard Kelsey, assistant dean at the George Mason University School of Law, says Obama’s refusal to reveal the immigrants’ locations is “a new chapter in the administration’s lawlessness.”

    • Binding the country, according to the New York Times, to “a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.” The arrangement would have the status of a treaty, which the country can enter into only with the advice and consent of the Senate, which Obama has no intention of seeking.

    • Issuing an executive order on immigration. The dictate will likely come soon, and there is concern it will halt deportations and grant amnesty to illegals.

    • Repeatedly changing the terms of the Affordable Care Act without the congressional approval required to change law. In response, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who supported ObamaCare, told a House committee that, with his abuse of executive power, Obama’s “becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”

    • Allowing his Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Air Act to suit its preferences.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091114-717065-senate-needs-gop-majority-to-stop-obama.htm

  230. $74486366 says:

    GOP Majority In Congress Could Stop Unlawful President
    Unconstitutional Acts: This president continues to pile up extralegal ambitions, his latest being an attempt to skirt the Senate and commit the U.S. to a de facto global warming treaty. Would Robert Byrd have stood for that?

    What Obama can’t get through law, he tries to get through executive order. Since assuming office in January 2009, the president, who has threatened that he has a phone and a pen he can use to make law, has racked up an impressive list of executive moves that ignored constitutional restraints. A few of those include:

    • Hiding the whereabouts of illegal immigrant minors who were processed over the summer after crossing the border. Richard Kelsey, assistant dean at the George Mason University School of Law, says Obama’s refusal to reveal the immigrants’ locations is “a new chapter in the administration’s lawlessness.”

    • Binding the country, according to the New York Times, to “a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.” The arrangement would have the status of a treaty, which the country can enter into only with the advice and consent of the Senate, which Obama has no intention of seeking.

    • Issuing an executive order on immigration. The dictate will likely come soon, and there is concern it will halt deportations and grant amnesty to illegals.

    • Repeatedly changing the terms of the Affordable Care Act without the congressional approval required to change law. In response, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who supported ObamaCare, told a House committee that, with his abuse of executive power, Obama’s “becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”

    • Allowing his Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Air Act to suit its preferences.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091114-717065-senate-needs-gop-majority-to-stop-obama.htm

  231. Petterssonp says:

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

    The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to an analysis of its data by The Associated Press.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency responsible for deportations, sent home 258,608 immigrants between the start of the budget year last Oct. 1 and July 28 this summer, a decrease of nearly 20 percent from the same period in 2013, when 320,167 people were removed.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_DEPORTATIONS_DOWN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-11-13-59-41

  232. $74486366 says:

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

    The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to an analysis of its data by The Associated Press.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency responsible for deportations, sent home 258,608 immigrants between the start of the budget year last Oct. 1 and July 28 this summer, a decrease of nearly 20 percent from the same period in 2013, when 320,167 people were removed.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_DEPORTATIONS_DOWN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-11-13-59-41

  233. Petterssonp says:

    W.H. talks immigration with Latino lawmakers
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough pledged to Latino lawmakers during a private meeting Thursday that President Barack Obama will take executive action on immigration before the holidays are over – an effort to soothe lawmakers furious about the administration’s move to hold off on action.

    The timeline was described by several members who attended the meeting and, substantively speaking, isn’t different than the end-of-year pledge made by the White House when it moved to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/white-house-immigration-latino-lawmakers-110871.html

  234. $74486366 says:

    W.H. talks immigration with Latino lawmakers
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough pledged to Latino lawmakers during a private meeting Thursday that President Barack Obama will take executive action on immigration before the holidays are over – an effort to soothe lawmakers furious about the administration’s move to hold off on action.

    The timeline was described by several members who attended the meeting and, substantively speaking, isn’t different than the end-of-year pledge made by the White House when it moved to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/white-house-immigration-latino-lawmakers-110871.html

  235. Petterssonp says:

    Oh my: Some Senate Democrats now want Obama’s executive amnesty suspended indefinitely
    A belated pang of conscience among legislators about letting the executive seize their powers?

    Or a pile of self-serving shinola being shoveled by vulnerable Democrats to ease voters’ fears of a new amnesty before November?

    I know how I’m betting!

    The resistance is coming from Democrats facing tough reelection bids this fall and other moderate voices in the party who say President Barack Obama shouldn’t use executive authority to ease deportations at any time. The pressure is a sign that Obama’s decision over the weekend to punt on making changes until after the election may have done little to ease the political furor over the issue.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/11/oh-my-some-senate-democrats-now-want-obamas-executive-amnesty-suspended-indefinitely/

  236. $74486366 says:

    Oh my: Some Senate Democrats now want Obama’s executive amnesty suspended indefinitely
    A belated pang of conscience among legislators about letting the executive seize their powers?
    Or a pile of self-serving shinola being shoveled by vulnerable Democrats to ease voters’ fears of a new amnesty before November?

    I know how I’m betting!

    The resistance is coming from Democrats facing tough reelection bids this fall and other moderate voices in the party who say President Barack Obama shouldn’t use executive authority to ease deportations at any time. The pressure is a sign that Obama’s decision over the weekend to punt on making changes until after the election may have done little to ease the political furor over the issue.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/11/oh-my-some-senate-democrats-now-want-obamas-executive-amnesty-suspended-indefinitely/

  237. Petterssonp says:

    Will furious immigration activists be mollified by Obama’s decision to scale back deportations?
    Last weekend, President Barack Obama disappointed those supporters of his for whom comprehensive immigration reform is the most important issue. A summer dominated by threats of ISIS infiltration via the southern border and an unprecedented crisis consisting of thousands of alien minors crossing into the United States unaccompanied forced the president to determine that the politics of immigration reform had changed. Obama opted to postpone making good on his promise to extend legal status to millions of illegal immigrants thorough an executive order.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/11/will-furious-immigration-activists-mollified-by-white-houses-decision-to-scale-back-deportations/

  238. $74486366 says:

    Will furious immigration activists be mollified by Obama’s decision to scale back deportations?
    Last weekend, President Barack Obama disappointed those supporters of his for whom comprehensive immigration reform is the most important issue. A summer dominated by threats of ISIS infiltration via the southern border and an unprecedented crisis consisting of thousands of alien minors crossing into the United States unaccompanied forced the president to determine that the politics of immigration reform had changed. Obama opted to postpone making good on his promise to extend legal status to millions of illegal immigrants thorough an executive order.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/11/will-furious-immigration-activists-mollified-by-white-houses-decision-to-scale-back-deportations/

  239. Petterssonp says:

    Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him
    Kimberly Cole was part of the coalition that voted in 2008 to make Barack Obama the 44th president and gave him another four years in 2012 to deliver on his promises of hope and change.

    Now, the 36-year-old mother of three young children in Valencia, Calif., is among the majority of Americans who have lost confidence in Obama’s leadership and the job he is doing as president.

    “He’s been faced with a lot of challenges, and he’s lost his way,” Cole said in an interview. She worries that Obama lacks the resolve needed at a time when things at home and abroad are looking scarier.

    On the other side of the country, Karlene Richardson, 44, once counted herself a “very strong supporter” of the president. But now she feels much the same as Cole does.

    “Honestly, I just feel that what I bought into is not what I’m getting,” said Richardson, an author and motivational speaker who teaches health-care administration at a community college in Queens. “I’m starting to wonder whether the world takes us seriously.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-losing-the-confidence-of-key-parts-of-the-coalition-that-elected-him/2014/09/11/18a1c2da-391b-11e4-bdfb-de4104544a37_story.html

  240. $74486366 says:

    Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him
    Kimberly Cole was part of the coalition that voted in 2008 to make Barack Obama the 44th president and gave him another four years in 2012 to deliver on his promises of hope and change.

    Now, the 36-year-old mother of three young children in Valencia, Calif., is among the majority of Americans who have lost confidence in Obama’s leadership and the job he is doing as president.

    “He’s been faced with a lot of challenges, and he’s lost his way,” Cole said in an interview. She worries that Obama lacks the resolve needed at a time when things at home and abroad are looking scarier.

    On the other side of the country, Karlene Richardson, 44, once counted herself a “very strong supporter” of the president. But now she feels much the same as Cole does.

    “Honestly, I just feel that what I bought into is not what I’m getting,” said Richardson, an author and motivational speaker who teaches health-care administration at a community college in Queens. “I’m starting to wonder whether the world takes us seriously.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-losing-the-confidence-of-key-parts-of-the-coalition-that-elected-him/2014/09/11/18a1c2da-391b-11e4-bdfb-de4104544a37_story.html

  241. Petterssonp says:

    Democrats’ whopper of a strategy flop
    President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies hoped to capitalize on the recent wave of companies ditching the U.S. to slice their tax bill as a populist issue to fire up the progressive base and bash Republicans as slaves to corporate interests.

    So far, rather than becoming the political whopper that Democrats dreamed of, the issue has turned out to be pretty much a massive dud.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/democrats-tax-inversions-burger-king-110872.html

  242. $74486366 says:

    Democrats’ whopper of a strategy flop
    President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies hoped to capitalize on the recent wave of companies ditching the U.S. to slice their tax bill as a populist issue to fire up the progressive base and bash Republicans as slaves to corporate interests.

    So far, rather than becoming the political whopper that Democrats dreamed of, the issue has turned out to be pretty much a massive dud.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/democrats-tax-inversions-burger-king-110872.html

  243. Petterssonp says:

    Mexico Condemns Texas Gov. Rick Perry For “Irresponsible” Deployment Of National Guard Troops To Border…
    Easy to say when your country isn’t the one being invaded.

    Mexico condemns the use of border security for political reasons as irresponsible

    Thursday, 11 September 2014

    The Government of Mexico deeply rejects and condemns the deployment of troops from the Texas National Guard to the border, announced today by the office of the governor of that state, Rick Perry.

    Mexico underscores that it is irresponsible to manipulate border security for political reasons. We insist that the phenomenon of migration should be managed from a holistic and regional perspective through a medium term vision with shared responsibility which guarantees peace, inclusion and prosperity in the region.

    The unilateral measure taken by the government of Texas is undoubtedly mistaken and does not contribute to the efforts in which our two countries are engaged to build a safe border and create a solution to the phenomenon of migration. The measure will not lead to greater understanding between our societies, and it stands in opposition to the values and principles by which Mexico and the United States govern our bilateral relationship.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199412-mexico-condemns-texas-gov-rick-perry-for-irresponsible-deployment-of-national-guard-troops-to-border/

  244. $74486366 says:

    Mexico Condemns Texas Gov. Rick Perry For “Irresponsible” Deployment Of National Guard Troops To Border…
    Easy to say when your country isn’t the one being invaded.

    Mexico condemns the use of border security for political reasons as irresponsible

    Thursday, 11 September 2014

    The Government of Mexico deeply rejects and condemns the deployment of troops from the Texas National Guard to the border, announced today by the office of the governor of that state, Rick Perry.

    Mexico underscores that it is irresponsible to manipulate border security for political reasons. We insist that the phenomenon of migration should be managed from a holistic and regional perspective through a medium term vision with shared responsibility which guarantees peace, inclusion and prosperity in the region.

    The unilateral measure taken by the government of Texas is undoubtedly mistaken and does not contribute to the efforts in which our two countries are engaged to build a safe border and create a solution to the phenomenon of migration. The measure will not lead to greater understanding between our societies, and it stands in opposition to the values and principles by which Mexico and the United States govern our bilateral relationship.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199412-mexico-condemns-texas-gov-rick-perry-for-irresponsible-deployment-of-national-guard-troops-to-border/

  245. Petterssonp says:

    Super Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn’t Understand Statistics
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is super smart. Super duper smart. Super duper scientist smart. So smart, that this is what Google auto-fill suggests when you search for “neil degrasse tyson smart”:http://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/NDGT-Smart.png
    Unfortunately, it does not appear that Tyson is smart enough to understand super simple statistics or proper quote attribution. At the Tableau Conference (#data14) in Seattle today, Tyson gave a presentation about, you guessed it, science. During his presentation, he featured a slide that was meant to demonstrate that journalists are really bad at understanding data. Here’s the slide, courtesy of @albertocairo, a conference attendee:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxL3KXUCAAAytiR.jpg
    The slide states: “‘Half the schools in the district are below average.’ – Newspaper Headline”. The mind reels.

    To start with, that’s a terrible headline. Below average at what? Half the schools in which district? It’s such a terrible headline, that I don’t think it’s real.

    But since I’m sciencey enough to know that I can’t technically prove that Tyson made those quotes up out of thin air (after all, you can’t prove a negative: in this case, that a headline or quote doesn’t exist), I’m pretty confident in asserting that they were both fabricated. It seems rather obvious to me that Tyson is attempting to make the old joke that Garrison Keillor made about the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Except Tyson wanted to get credit for the joke instead of giving the credit where it’s due. There’s a word to describe people who steal jokes and make up quotes to suit their ideological agendas, but I don’t believe that word is “scientist.” And seriously, how monumentally lazy do you have to be to make up a quote to prove that politicians are dumb?

    Those are just minor beefs, though. My real beef is with his blatantly incorrect use of statistics. Take a look at the alleged headline one more time: “Half the schools in the district are below average.” The reaction that statement is supposed to elicit is something along the lines of “Well of course half are below average LOL that’s so stupid OMG.”

    Except it’s not, because there’s a pretty big difference between a mean and a median. The mean is a mere average of a set of values. The median is the middle point of a set of numbers. It’s such an easy and basic distinction to grasp that one wonders why it so easily slipped through the fingers of the world’s greatest scientist.
    http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/10/super-scientist-neil-degrasse-tyson-doesnt-understand-statistics/

  246. $74486366 says:

    Super Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn’t Understand Statistics
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is super smart. Super duper smart. Super duper scientist smart. So smart, that this is what Google auto-fill suggests when you search for “neil degrasse tyson smart”:http://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/NDGT-Smart.png
    Unfortunately, it does not appear that Tyson is smart enough to understand super simple statistics or proper quote attribution. At the Tableau Conference (#data14) in Seattle today, Tyson gave a presentation about, you guessed it, science. During his presentation, he featured a slide that was meant to demonstrate that journalists are really bad at understanding data. Here’s the slide, courtesy of @albertocairo, a conference attendee:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxL3KXUCAAAytiR.jpg
    The slide states: “‘Half the schools in the district are below average.’ – Newspaper Headline”. The mind reels.

    To start with, that’s a terrible headline. Below average at what? Half the schools in which district? It’s such a terrible headline, that I don’t think it’s real.

    But since I’m sciencey enough to know that I can’t technically prove that Tyson made those quotes up out of thin air (after all, you can’t prove a negative: in this case, that a headline or quote doesn’t exist), I’m pretty confident in asserting that they were both fabricated. It seems rather obvious to me that Tyson is attempting to make the old joke that Garrison Keillor made about the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Except Tyson wanted to get credit for the joke instead of giving the credit where it’s due. There’s a word to describe people who steal jokes and make up quotes to suit their ideological agendas, but I don’t believe that word is “scientist.” And seriously, how monumentally lazy do you have to be to make up a quote to prove that politicians are dumb?

    Those are just minor beefs, though. My real beef is with his blatantly incorrect use of statistics. Take a look at the alleged headline one more time: “Half the schools in the district are below average.” The reaction that statement is supposed to elicit is something along the lines of “Well of course half are below average LOL that’s so stupid OMG.”

    Except it’s not, because there’s a pretty big difference between a mean and a median. The mean is a mere average of a set of values. The median is the middle point of a set of numbers. It’s such an easy and basic distinction to grasp that one wonders why it so easily slipped through the fingers of the world’s greatest scientist.
    http://thefederalist.com/2014/09/10/super-scientist-neil-degrasse-tyson-doesnt-understand-statistics/

  247. Petterssonp says:

    What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola
    MINNEAPOLIS — THE Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.

    There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be thousands of new cases per week in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. What is not getting said publicly, despite briefings and discussions in the inner circles of the world’s public health agencies, is that we are in totally uncharted waters and that Mother Nature is the only force in charge of the crisis at this time.

    There are two possible future chapters to this story that should keep us up at night.

    The first possibility is that the Ebola virus spreads from West Africa to megacities in other regions of the developing world.

    The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.

    If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola. Infections could spread quickly to every part of the globe, as the H1N1 influenza virus did in 2009, after its birth in Mexico.

    Why are public officials afraid to discuss this? They don’t want to be accused of screaming “Fire!” in a crowded theater — as I’m sure some will accuse me of doing. But the risk is real, and until we consider it, the world will not be prepared to do what is necessary to end the epidemic.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/opinion/what-were-afraid-to-say-about-ebola.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140911&nlid=745484&tntemail0=y&_r=2

  248. $74486366 says:

    What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola
    MINNEAPOLIS — THE Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.

    There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be thousands of new cases per week in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. What is not getting said publicly, despite briefings and discussions in the inner circles of the world’s public health agencies, is that we are in totally uncharted waters and that Mother Nature is the only force in charge of the crisis at this time.

    There are two possible future chapters to this story that should keep us up at night.

    The first possibility is that the Ebola virus spreads from West Africa to megacities in other regions of the developing world.

    The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.

    If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola. Infections could spread quickly to every part of the globe, as the H1N1 influenza virus did in 2009, after its birth in Mexico.

    Why are public officials afraid to discuss this? They don’t want to be accused of screaming “Fire!” in a crowded theater — as I’m sure some will accuse me of doing. But the risk is real, and until we consider it, the world will not be prepared to do what is necessary to end the epidemic.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/opinion/what-were-afraid-to-say-about-ebola.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140911&nlid=745484&tntemail0=y&_r=2

  249. Petterssonp says:

    Democrats push for immigration delay
    Some Senate Democrats are pressing the White House to hold off indefinitely on unilaterally making immigration changes — not just until after the election.

    The resistance is coming from Democrats facing tough reelection bids this fall and other moderate voices in the party who say President Barack Obama shouldn’t use executive authority to ease deportations at any time. The pressure is a sign that Obama’s decision over the weekend to punt on making changes until after the election may have done little to ease the political furor over the issue.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/immigration-delay-democrats-110836.html

  250. $74486366 says:

    Democrats push for immigration delay
    Some Senate Democrats are pressing the White House to hold off indefinitely on unilaterally making immigration changes — not just until after the election.

    The resistance is coming from Democrats facing tough reelection bids this fall and other moderate voices in the party who say President Barack Obama shouldn’t use executive authority to ease deportations at any time. The pressure is a sign that Obama’s decision over the weekend to punt on making changes until after the election may have done little to ease the political furor over the issue.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/immigration-delay-democrats-110836.html

  251. Petterssonp says:

    Sharyl Attkisson nails it on Benghazi: Where was POTUS?
    As we previously reported, Ari Fleischer spent a fair amount of time yesterday recounting his first-hand account of what was happening behind-the-scenes on September 11, 2001. It was both a touching tribute to and an informative history of that tragic day.

    And Fleischer’s transparency led to this observation from journalist Sharyl Attkisson, “we still have no idea what commander in chief did Sept. 11, 2012.”
    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/12/sharyl-attkisson-nails-it-on-benghazi-where-was-potus/

  252. $74486366 says:

    Sharyl Attkisson nails it on Benghazi: Where was POTUS?
    As we previously reported, Ari Fleischer spent a fair amount of time yesterday recounting his first-hand account of what was happening behind-the-scenes on September 11, 2001. It was both a touching tribute to and an informative history of that tragic day.

    And Fleischer’s transparency led to this observation from journalist Sharyl Attkisson, “we still have no idea what commander in chief did Sept. 11, 2012.”
    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/12/sharyl-attkisson-nails-it-on-benghazi-where-was-potus/

  253. Petterssonp says:

    One-Percenters’ Gun Control Would Mean ‘Handgun Registration’ for Washington State
    Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to “universal handgun registration” if passed.

    Page 2 of the 18-page initiative opens the door to such registration by “extending the requirement for a background check to apply to all gun sales and transfers within the state.” This means record keeping, and record keeping means the formation of a database to compile the location of all known guns and the names of all known gun owners.

    The NRA reports: “Every time a handgun is transferred, the person receiving the handgun will have their name added to the government database being maintained by the state Department of Licensing.”

    If the friend to whom the gun was loaned wishes to hold on to it beyond the immediate threat period then he or she, as well as the gun owner, will have to find a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and undergo a background check to transfer the gun. This, in turn, will add a new name to the gun owner database.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/11/One-Percenters-Gun-Control-Initiative-Means-Handgun-Registration-For-Washington-State

  254. $74486366 says:

    One-Percenters’ Gun Control Would Mean ‘Handgun Registration’ for Washington State
    Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to “universal handgun registration” if passed.

    Page 2 of the 18-page initiative opens the door to such registration by “extending the requirement for a background check to apply to all gun sales and transfers within the state.” This means record keeping, and record keeping means the formation of a database to compile the location of all known guns and the names of all known gun owners.

    The NRA reports: “Every time a handgun is transferred, the person receiving the handgun will have their name added to the government database being maintained by the state Department of Licensing.”

    If the friend to whom the gun was loaned wishes to hold on to it beyond the immediate threat period then he or she, as well as the gun owner, will have to find a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and undergo a background check to transfer the gun. This, in turn, will add a new name to the gun owner database.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/11/One-Percenters-Gun-Control-Initiative-Means-Handgun-Registration-For-Washington-State

  255. Petterssonp says:

    Pelosi-geddon: Champion of disastrous policies warns about GOP’s threat to civilization
    In the quote below, replace “civilization” with “Democrat self-interests” for a much more honest version:

    BILL MAHER: I want to ask you about this election that’s coming up because now the campaign has been kicked off. Nate Silver said the other day it looks like actually the Republicans are going to win the Senate and everyone was like ‘Oh, no, they’re going to win the Senate.’ My question is what would change? There’s the filibuster there anyway, they don’t pass anything. It’s completely gridlocked. What do I care if they lose the Senate?

    NANCY PELOSI: It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.

    Totally disagree with Pelosi. Watching Harry Reid being stripped of the title “Senate Majority Leader” would be one of the best things to happen to civilization since Nancy Pelosi was stripped of the title “Speaker of the House.”
    Both Pelosi and Reid are being fitted for their election night straight jackets as we speak.
    http://michellemalkin.com/?p=159387

  256. $74486366 says:

    =======

    Pelosi-geddon: Champion of disastrous policies warns about GOP’s threat to civilization
    In the quote below, replace “civilization” with “Democrat self-interests” for a much more honest version:

    BILL MAHER: I want to ask you about this election that’s coming up because now the campaign has been kicked off. Nate Silver said the other day it looks like actually the Republicans are going to win the Senate and everyone was like ‘Oh, no, they’re going to win the Senate.’ My question is what would change? There’s the filibuster there anyway, they don’t pass anything. It’s completely gridlocked. What do I care if they lose the Senate?

    NANCY PELOSI: It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.

    Totally disagree with Pelosi. Watching Harry Reid being stripped of the title “Senate Majority Leader” would be one of the best things to happen to civilization since Nancy Pelosi was stripped of the title “Speaker of the House.”
    Both Pelosi and Reid are being fitted for their election night straight jackets as we speak.
    http://michellemalkin.com/?p=159387

  257. Petterssonp says:

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment Dies In Senate
    Dingy will need to find a new squirrel.

    Via Washington Examiner

    Senate Democrats won’t be bringing back up a failed Constitutional amendment anytime soon, a sign the campaign finance proposal was mostly intended as a campaign season stunt.

    A motion to proceed on a proposal to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United failed to reach a required 60-vote threshold on a strict party-line vote Thursday afternoon, 54-42.

    But the key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal. When Reid plans to bring a bill back up later, he’ll vote against it so that he can use a parliamentary procedure to reconsider the vote.

    Democrats said the measure, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., would stop what they called “dark money” from infiltrating politics now that the 2002 campaign finance law has been overturned by the Supreme Court, allowing unlimited donations to special interest groups that aim to influence elections.

    Republicans opposed the proposal, saying it would restrict free speech by giving politicians the power over who can give money.

    Democrats never really thought the measure would go anywhere, as they drafted it on the assumption Republicans would immediately block it. Democrats had hoped then to hold up the vote as an example of GOP obstructionism, a ploy they expected to exploit ahead of the November congressional elections.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199430-proposed-constitutional-amendment-dies-in-senate/

  258. $74486366 says:

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment Dies In Senate
    Dingy will need to find a new squirrel.

    Via Washington Examiner

    Senate Democrats won’t be bringing back up a failed Constitutional amendment anytime soon, a sign the campaign finance proposal was mostly intended as a campaign season stunt.

    A motion to proceed on a proposal to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United failed to reach a required 60-vote threshold on a strict party-line vote Thursday afternoon, 54-42.

    But the key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal. When Reid plans to bring a bill back up later, he’ll vote against it so that he can use a parliamentary procedure to reconsider the vote.

    Democrats said the measure, sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., would stop what they called “dark money” from infiltrating politics now that the 2002 campaign finance law has been overturned by the Supreme Court, allowing unlimited donations to special interest groups that aim to influence elections.

    Republicans opposed the proposal, saying it would restrict free speech by giving politicians the power over who can give money.

    Democrats never really thought the measure would go anywhere, as they drafted it on the assumption Republicans would immediately block it. Democrats had hoped then to hold up the vote as an example of GOP obstructionism, a ploy they expected to exploit ahead of the November congressional elections.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199430-proposed-constitutional-amendment-dies-in-senate/

  259. Petterssonp says:

    rr

  260. $74486366 says:

    Bingo! Nancy Pelosi’s ‘civilization in jeopardy’ election scenario put into proper perspective
    Part of Pelosi’s message? If voters allow the GOP to take control of the Senate, civilization will be at risk, or something:

    slone @slone
    MENTAL HEALTH CHECK NEEDED? Nancy Pelosi: “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

    Yes, that’s right — amid all the talk of the threat posed ISIS and others bent on death and destruction, it’s GOP control of the U.S. Senate that could mean the end of civilization:

    Allahpundit @allahpundit
    Pelosi: “Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy If Republicans Win The Senate” http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/09/12/pelosi_civilization_as_we_know_it_would_be_in_jeopardy_if_republicans_win_the_senate.html
    8:12 AM – 13 Sep 2014
    Pelosi: “Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy If Republi…

    BILL MAHER: I want to ask you about this election that’s coming up because now the campaign has been kicked off. Nate Silver said the other day it looks like actually the Republicans are going to win…

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/13/bingo-nancy-pelosis-civilization-in-jeopardy-election-scenario-put-into-proper-perspective/

  261. Petterssonp says:

    Silent Coup
    Column: Harry Reid’s plan to hand America to liberal billionaires
    “The constitutional amendment before us,” Harry Reid said Tuesday, describing a proposal to give federal and state governments the authority to regulate political giving, “isn’t about limiting free speech.”

    Harry Reid, may I present the American Civil Liberties Union. I am sure you two have met before.

    Writing in June that the nonprofit “strongly opposes” the so-called Udall amendment, the ACLU’s Laura Murphy and Gabriel Rottman called the Democratic proposal “deceptively complex,” “unnecessary,” “redundant of existing law,” “dangerous for liberties,” “vague,” “overbroad,” “exceedingly dangerous to democratic processes,” and “the first time the amendatory process has been used to directly limit specifically enumerated rights and freedoms.” Reid’s baby, the ACLU said, would “‘break’ the Constitution” by “amending the First Amendment.”

    Two levels of government would be permitted “to criminalize and censor all issue advocacy that mentions or refers to a candidate under the argument that it supports or opposes that candidate.” Recall that Citizens United, which the Udall amendment is supposed to address, was not about Tea Party Astroturf. It was about the FEC’s attempt to censor a film critical of her royal highness.
    http://freebeacon.com/columns/silent-coup/

  262. $74486366 says:

    Silent Coup
    Column: Harry Reid’s plan to hand America to liberal billionaires
    “The constitutional amendment before us,” Harry Reid said Tuesday, describing a proposal to give federal and state governments the authority to regulate political giving, “isn’t about limiting free speech.”

    Harry Reid, may I present the American Civil Liberties Union. I am sure you two have met before.

    Writing in June that the nonprofit “strongly opposes” the so-called Udall amendment, the ACLU’s Laura Murphy and Gabriel Rottman called the Democratic proposal “deceptively complex,” “unnecessary,” “redundant of existing law,” “dangerous for liberties,” “vague,” “overbroad,” “exceedingly dangerous to democratic processes,” and “the first time the amendatory process has been used to directly limit specifically enumerated rights and freedoms.” Reid’s baby, the ACLU said, would “‘break’ the Constitution” by “amending the First Amendment.”

    Two levels of government would be permitted “to criminalize and censor all issue advocacy that mentions or refers to a candidate under the argument that it supports or opposes that candidate.” Recall that Citizens United, which the Udall amendment is supposed to address, was not about Tea Party Astroturf. It was about the FEC’s attempt to censor a film critical of her royal highness.
    http://freebeacon.com/columns/silent-coup/

  263. Petterssonp says:

    Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms
    According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet, including end-user devices. In pursuing that goal, they have broken into networks belonging to Deutsche Telekom.
    Treasure Map is anything but harmless entertainment. Rather, it is the mandate for a massive raid on the digital world. It aims to map the Internet, and not just the large traffic channels, such as telecommunications cables. It also seeks to identify the devices across which our data flows, so-called routers.

    Furthermore, every single end device that is connected to the Internet somewhere in the world — every smartphone, tablet and computer — is to be made visible. Such a map doesn’t just reveal one treasure. There are millions of them.
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/snowden-documents-indicate-nsa-has-breached-deutsche-telekom-a-991503.html

  264. $74486366 says:

    Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms
    According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet, including end-user devices. In pursuing that goal, they have broken into networks belonging to Deutsche Telekom.
    Treasure Map is anything but harmless entertainment. Rather, it is the mandate for a massive raid on the digital world. It aims to map the Internet, and not just the large traffic channels, such as telecommunications cables. It also seeks to identify the devices across which our data flows, so-called routers.

    Furthermore, every single end device that is connected to the Internet somewhere in the world — every smartphone, tablet and computer — is to be made visible. Such a map doesn’t just reveal one treasure. There are millions of them.
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/snowden-documents-indicate-nsa-has-breached-deutsche-telekom-a-991503.html

  265. Petterssonp says:

    Pope says world’s many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three
    REDIPUGLIA Italy (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction.
    http://news.yahoo.com/pope-says-worlds-many-conflicts-amount-piecemeal-world-104917232.html

  266. $74486366 says:

    Pope says world’s many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three
    REDIPUGLIA Italy (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction.
    http://news.yahoo.com/pope-says-worlds-many-conflicts-amount-piecemeal-world-104917232.html

  267. Petterssonp says:

    5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency
    If past presidents are remembered for their signature achievements, Obama will be remembered for his signature lie: “If you like your health care plan, blah, blah, blah.” The reader knows the rest. Although the most consequential of Obama’s lies — it got him re-elected — it’s far from his only prevarication.

    I’ve counted 75 significant lies since his campaign for president began, but that doesn’t begin to tally the casual fibs and hyperbole he spouts seemingly every day. Here are five that illustrate just how much Obama’s presidency is built on falsehoods.
    5. “My father left my family when I was 2 years old.”
    4. “The Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.”
    Obama spun this fiction at a September 2012 Univision forum knowing it was false. In fact, the bizarre, deadly idea to let American guns “walk” into Mexico, where they were used by drug cartels to kill dozens, began in October 2009.
    3. “Not even a smidgen of corruption.”
    If there were not even a “smidgen of corruption,” as Obama insisted, it is hard to understand what outraged him, or at least seemed to, when news of the IRS scandal first broke. “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” Obama said in May 2013. Obama routinely expressed anger when some new scandal erupted on his watch — IRS, the failed ObamaCare website, the VA scandal, Fast and Furious — but never before had he shoved a scandal down the memory hole so quickly.

    And how could Obama know there wasn’t a smidgen of corruption before the investigation was even over? Perhaps because the administration knew that any proof of that was gone with deleted emails and destroyed hard drives?
    2. “We revealed to the American people exactly what we understood at the time.”
    We know now that the administration knew this wasn’t true. Not a week later; not even the very night of the attacks.

    On many levels, this was Obama’s most telling lie. He only deals with the world as he sees it, not as it is.
    1. “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
    Obama told this whopper to his assembled staff on his first day in office. He promised it to the press. Instead, his administration refuses to hand over documents and Obama refuses to answer questions. As liberal constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley assessed the presidency, “Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be.”
    The scary thing is he might actually believe these lies. He believes that posting a shot from his personal photographer online is “transparent.” That targeting conservative groups for audits isn’t corrupt. That everything that has gone wrong with his presidency is Bush’s fault.

    Knowing that, how can we believe anything that he says?
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/13/how-falsehoods-and-fibs-have-shaped-the-obama-presidency/

  268. $74486366 says:

    5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency
    If past presidents are remembered for their signature achievements, Obama will be remembered for his signature lie: “If you like your health care plan, blah, blah, blah.” The reader knows the rest. Although the most consequential of Obama’s lies — it got him re-elected — it’s far from his only prevarication.

    I’ve counted 75 significant lies since his campaign for president began, but that doesn’t begin to tally the casual fibs and hyperbole he spouts seemingly every day. Here are five that illustrate just how much Obama’s presidency is built on falsehoods.
    5. “My father left my family when I was 2 years old.”
    4. “The Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.”
    Obama spun this fiction at a September 2012 Univision forum knowing it was false. In fact, the bizarre, deadly idea to let American guns “walk” into Mexico, where they were used by drug cartels to kill dozens, began in October 2009.
    3. “Not even a smidgen of corruption.”
    If there were not even a “smidgen of corruption,” as Obama insisted, it is hard to understand what outraged him, or at least seemed to, when news of the IRS scandal first broke. “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” Obama said in May 2013. Obama routinely expressed anger when some new scandal erupted on his watch — IRS, the failed ObamaCare website, the VA scandal, Fast and Furious — but never before had he shoved a scandal down the memory hole so quickly.

    And how could Obama know there wasn’t a smidgen of corruption before the investigation was even over? Perhaps because the administration knew that any proof of that was gone with deleted emails and destroyed hard drives?
    2. “We revealed to the American people exactly what we understood at the time.”
    We know now that the administration knew this wasn’t true. Not a week later; not even the very night of the attacks.

    On many levels, this was Obama’s most telling lie. He only deals with the world as he sees it, not as it is.
    1. “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
    Obama told this whopper to his assembled staff on his first day in office. He promised it to the press. Instead, his administration refuses to hand over documents and Obama refuses to answer questions. As liberal constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley assessed the presidency, “Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be.”
    The scary thing is he might actually believe these lies. He believes that posting a shot from his personal photographer online is “transparent.” That targeting conservative groups for audits isn’t corrupt. That everything that has gone wrong with his presidency is Bush’s fault.

    Knowing that, how can we believe anything that he says?
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/13/how-falsehoods-and-fibs-have-shaped-the-obama-presidency/

  269. Petterssonp says:

    Nancy Pelosi: Civilization ‘In Jeopardy’ If GOP Takes Senate [VIDEO]
    On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

    The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.

    Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.

    “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/12/nancy-pelosi-civilization-in-jeopardy-if-gop-takes-senate-video/

  270. $74486366 says:

    Nancy Pelosi: Civilization ‘In Jeopardy’ If GOP Takes Senate [VIDEO]
    On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

    The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.

    Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.

    “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/12/nancy-pelosi-civilization-in-jeopardy-if-gop-takes-senate-video/

  271. Petterssonp says:

    Obama: Rout ISIL Everywhere (Except In U.S. Mosques)
    Homeland Insecurity: President Obama has vowed to “hunt down (Islamic State) terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are” in Iraq and Syria. News flash: They’re also in American mosques.

    Yet Obama is not going after terrorists in radical mosques. And he’s making it harder for local governments to stop the construction of recruiting and training centers for the enemy.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091214-717307-american-mosques-supplying-isil-with-leaders-and-fighters.htm

  272. $74486366 says:

    Obama: Rout ISIL Everywhere (Except In U.S. Mosques)
    Homeland Insecurity: President Obama has vowed to “hunt down (Islamic State) terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are” in Iraq and Syria. News flash: They’re also in American mosques.

    Yet Obama is not going after terrorists in radical mosques. And he’s making it harder for local governments to stop the construction of recruiting and training centers for the enemy.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091214-717307-american-mosques-supplying-isil-with-leaders-and-fighters.htm

  273. Petterssonp says:

    Obama assembles non-coalition to fight not-war against ISIS
    Can we agree that President Obama’s Wednesday night “war speech” against ISIS, far from being the foreign-policy grand slam his sycophants rushed to portray it as, was one of the greatest failures of his presidency? What an astonishing embarrassment, not just for Obama but for the nation he’s led into ruin. The weakness of American influence after six years of this man’s arrogance and incompetence is plain for all to see. If the ISIS head-choppers have a sense of humor that responds to anything other than decapitation, they must be rolling on the floor with laughter.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/12/obama-assembles-non-coalition-to-fight-not-war-against-isis/

  274. $74486366 says:

    Obama assembles non-coalition to fight not-war against ISIS
    Can we agree that President Obama’s Wednesday night “war speech” against ISIS, far from being the foreign-policy grand slam his sycophants rushed to portray it as, was one of the greatest failures of his presidency? What an astonishing embarrassment, not just for Obama but for the nation he’s led into ruin. The weakness of American influence after six years of this man’s arrogance and incompetence is plain for all to see. If the ISIS head-choppers have a sense of humor that responds to anything other than decapitation, they must be rolling on the floor with laughter.
    http://humanevents.com/2014/09/12/obama-assembles-non-coalition-to-fight-not-war-against-isis/

  275. Petterssonp says:

    Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud.

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls.

    “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo.

    Nunn is running against Republican David Perdue for a Senate seat left open by the retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Democrats see the race as a pick-up opportunity in a year where they are largely playing defense.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/217544-group-led-by-nunn-donor-and-adviser-under-investigation-for

  276. $74486366 says:

    Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud.

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls.

    “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo.

    Nunn is running against Republican David Perdue for a Senate seat left open by the retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Democrats see the race as a pick-up opportunity in a year where they are largely playing defense.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/217544-group-led-by-nunn-donor-and-adviser-under-investigation-for

  277. Petterssonp says:

    Missouri: Gun Owners Prevail In Veto Override Session
    This week, Senate Bill 656 received final approval from the Missouri House of Representatives, and the veto by Governor Jay Nixon (D) was overridden. Things started late Wednesday when the state Senate took up SB 656 during the veto override session and approved it by a 23 to 8 vote. The House approved this measure by a 117 to 39 vote, with supporters from both sides of the aisle.
    Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 addresses the following issues:

    Allows the open carrying of firearms in all localities with a carry permit. Some localities currently have ordinances that ban open carrying of firearms, even by those with a valid carry permit.

    Allows a school district to designate a teacher or administrator to qualify as a school protection officer and carry a firearm on school property with the proper training. Current law already allows a school district to allow those with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm on school property – this would allow school personnel to undergo extensive police training.

    States that no law shall require health care professionals to inquire about a patient’s ownership or possession of firearms and prohibits the documentation of such information into a database.

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/12/missouri-gun-owners-prevail-in-veto-override-session/

  278. $74486366 says:

    Missouri: Gun Owners Prevail In Veto Override Session
    This week, Senate Bill 656 received final approval from the Missouri House of Representatives, and the veto by Governor Jay Nixon (D) was overridden. Things started late Wednesday when the state Senate took up SB 656 during the veto override session and approved it by a 23 to 8 vote. The House approved this measure by a 117 to 39 vote, with supporters from both sides of the aisle.
    Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 addresses the following issues:

    Allows the open carrying of firearms in all localities with a carry permit. Some localities currently have ordinances that ban open carrying of firearms, even by those with a valid carry permit.

    Allows a school district to designate a teacher or administrator to qualify as a school protection officer and carry a firearm on school property with the proper training. Current law already allows a school district to allow those with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm on school property – this would allow school personnel to undergo extensive police training.

    States that no law shall require health care professionals to inquire about a patient’s ownership or possession of firearms and prohibits the documentation of such information into a database.

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/12/missouri-gun-owners-prevail-in-veto-override-session/

  279. Petterssonp says:

    Pelosi: “Civilization As We Know It Today Would Be In Jeopardy If Republicans Win The Senate”
    Nancy has her own special brand of insanity…

    Via Mediaite:

    During her appearance on Real Time Friday night, Nancy Pelosi spoke with Bill Maher about the GOP’s very real chances to take the Senate in this year’s midterm elections. And Maher wanted to know exactly what would change if they did, since Washington is so deeply gridlocked already.

    Pelosi said, “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.”

    That last sentence Pelosi appeared to be half-joking about, but she was dead serious about Democrats needing to win in November. She explained, “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199545-pelosi-civilization-as-we-know-it-today-would-be-in-jeopardy-if-republicans-win-the-senate/

  280. $74486366 says:

    Pelosi: “Civilization As We Know It Today Would Be In Jeopardy If Republicans Win The Senate”
    Nancy has her own special brand of insanity…

    Via Mediaite:

    During her appearance on Real Time Friday night, Nancy Pelosi spoke with Bill Maher about the GOP’s very real chances to take the Senate in this year’s midterm elections. And Maher wanted to know exactly what would change if they did, since Washington is so deeply gridlocked already.

    Pelosi said, “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.”

    That last sentence Pelosi appeared to be half-joking about, but she was dead serious about Democrats needing to win in November. She explained, “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199545-pelosi-civilization-as-we-know-it-today-would-be-in-jeopardy-if-republicans-win-the-senate/

  281. Petterssonp says:

    Shockingly Ignorant: Nancy Pelosi Thinks Americans Aren’t Allowed To Move To Avoid Paying Taxes

    Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi
    An American family can’t just change their address to avoid paying taxes. @HouseGOP, why can corporations? Let’s put the #MiddleClassFirst!
    4:54 PM – 12 Sep 2014

    The ignorance is shocking…or perhaps it’s a Freudian slip, and she’d like to stop people from doing it.
    http://weaselzippers.us/199539-shockingly-ignorant-nancy-pelosi-thinks-americans-arent-allowed-to-move-to-avoid-paying-state-taxes/

  282. $74486366 says:

    Shockingly Ignorant: Nancy Pelosi Thinks Americans Aren’t Allowed To Move To Avoid Paying Taxes

    Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi
    An American family can’t just change their address to avoid paying taxes. @HouseGOP, why can corporations? Let’s put the #MiddleClassFirst!
    4:54 PM – 12 Sep 2014

    The ignorance is shocking…or perhaps it’s a Freudian slip, and she’d like to stop people from doing it.
    http://weaselzippers.us/199539-shockingly-ignorant-nancy-pelosi-thinks-americans-arent-allowed-to-move-to-avoid-paying-state-taxes/

  283. Petterssonp says:

    AZ Sheriff: Border Patrol Making Birthday Cakes For Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children
    How about balloons and a party too?

    Via Breitbart:

    Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that Border Patrol agents are making birthday cakes for the unaccompanied minors in their facilities at the same time that drug smugglers who have been deported multiple times keep re-entering the United States on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

    Babeu stated “I can give you a window into this administration because just a month ago, while all this was going on, we heard, myself and countless sheriffs in Fort Worth, Texas, heard Director — he told us a story how wonderful it was these Border Patrol agents, federal law enforcement, had a birthday cake for this 13-year-old Honduran, and he’s never had a cake, and I was unglued. I called him on that, and said, ‘how on earth have we arrived at this point where it’s become the job of our Border Patrol agents, who their sole purpose should be to protect our country and secure our border, is to do what you just said to have a birthday cake for a 13-year-old Honduran?’”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199536-az-sheriff-border-patrol-making-birthday-cakes-for-unaccompanied-illegal-alien-children/

  284. $74486366 says:

    AZ Sheriff: Border Patrol Making Birthday Cakes For Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children
    How about balloons and a party too?

    Via Breitbart:

    Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that Border Patrol agents are making birthday cakes for the unaccompanied minors in their facilities at the same time that drug smugglers who have been deported multiple times keep re-entering the United States on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

    Babeu stated “I can give you a window into this administration because just a month ago, while all this was going on, we heard, myself and countless sheriffs in Fort Worth, Texas, heard Director — he told us a story how wonderful it was these Border Patrol agents, federal law enforcement, had a birthday cake for this 13-year-old Honduran, and he’s never had a cake, and I was unglued. I called him on that, and said, ‘how on earth have we arrived at this point where it’s become the job of our Border Patrol agents, who their sole purpose should be to protect our country and secure our border, is to do what you just said to have a birthday cake for a 13-year-old Honduran?’”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199536-az-sheriff-border-patrol-making-birthday-cakes-for-unaccompanied-illegal-alien-children/

  285. Petterssonp says:

    Michael Brown Family Lawyer Calls Local Paper “Racist” For Investigating Brown’s Juvenile Record…
    Which doubles as a warning to the rest of the media: Investigate the character of Michael Brown and we’ll brand you a racist.

    Via Mediaite:

    In an effort to uncover more information about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch filed a petition to obtain Brown’s juvenile records. The paper reported last week that he wasn’t facing serious felony charges at the time of his death. And earlier this week, a judge denied the petitions both by the Post-Dispatch and gotnews.com.

    Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump, however, is rather upset with the Post-Dispatch for engaging in this kind of “racist speculation’ about Brown’s character while not putting any of the same zeal into digging up information on the man who shot Brown, Officer Darren Wilson.

    Crump sent an open letter today to the Post-Dispatch calling them out for being so fixated on trying to find dirt on Brown’s past.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199513-michael-brown-family-lawyer-calls-local-paper-racist-for-investigating-browns-juvenile-record/

  286. $74486366 says:

    Michael Brown Family Lawyer Calls Local Paper “Racist” For Investigating Brown’s Juvenile Record…
    Which doubles as a warning to the rest of the media: Investigate the character of Michael Brown and we’ll brand you a racist.

    Via Mediaite:

    In an effort to uncover more information about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch filed a petition to obtain Brown’s juvenile records. The paper reported last week that he wasn’t facing serious felony charges at the time of his death. And earlier this week, a judge denied the petitions both by the Post-Dispatch and gotnews.com.

    Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump, however, is rather upset with the Post-Dispatch for engaging in this kind of “racist speculation’ about Brown’s character while not putting any of the same zeal into digging up information on the man who shot Brown, Officer Darren Wilson.

    Crump sent an open letter today to the Post-Dispatch calling them out for being so fixated on trying to find dirt on Brown’s past.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199513-michael-brown-family-lawyer-calls-local-paper-racist-for-investigating-browns-juvenile-record/

  287. Petterssonp says:

    Poll: Americans don’t believe Obama will defeat ISIS; Now what?
    Sowing distrust and discord among Americans has served Barack Obama well politically during his 68 months in office. But now as the former community organizer faces ISIS and the worst foreign policy crisis of his ineffective presidential tenure, that distrust and division has circled around to bite its master.

    After his nationally-televised address Wednesday and a tepid Friday fundraiser talk justifying his belated actions, a new poll reveals that a large majority of Americans says it lacks confidence he can accomplish his stated goals of beating the brutal new terror group that released a video of its beheading of a British citizen over the weekend.
    http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/091514-717350-obama-isis-nbc-news-poll-americans-dont-believe.htm

  288. $74486366 says:

    Poll: Americans don’t believe Obama will defeat ISIS; Now what?
    Sowing distrust and discord among Americans has served Barack Obama well politically during his 68 months in office. But now as the former community organizer faces ISIS and the worst foreign policy crisis of his ineffective presidential tenure, that distrust and division has circled around to bite its master.

    After his nationally-televised address Wednesday and a tepid Friday fundraiser talk justifying his belated actions, a new poll reveals that a large majority of Americans says it lacks confidence he can accomplish his stated goals of beating the brutal new terror group that released a video of its beheading of a British citizen over the weekend.
    http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/091514-717350-obama-isis-nbc-news-poll-americans-dont-believe.htm

  289. Petterssonp says:

    U.S. scientists say Ebola epiodemic will rage for another 12 to 18 months
    U.S. scientists say the Ebola crisis is worsening
    They predict the virus will rage for another 12 to 18 months
    As of September 7, there had been 4,366 Ebola cases including 2,218 deaths, more than half of them in Liberia
    The most recent figures from Liberia reported 400 new cases as of September 7 – almost double the number reported the previous week

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755520/U-S-scientists-say-Ebola-epiodemic-rage-12-18-months.html

  290. $74486366 says:

    U.S. scientists say Ebola epiodemic will rage for another 12 to 18 months
    U.S. scientists say the Ebola crisis is worsening
    They predict the virus will rage for another 12 to 18 months
    As of September 7, there had been 4,366 Ebola cases including 2,218 deaths, more than half of them in Liberia
    The most recent figures from Liberia reported 400 new cases as of September 7 – almost double the number reported the previous week

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755520/U-S-scientists-say-Ebola-epiodemic-rage-12-18-months.html

  291. Petterssonp says:

    Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say
    Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.

    Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.

    Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago.

    “This is an area covered by sea ice which we’ve never seen from space before,” he said.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-14/record-coverage-of-antarctic-sea-ice/5742668

  292. $74486366 says:

    Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say
    Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.

    Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.

    Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago.

    “This is an area covered by sea ice which we’ve never seen from space before,” he said.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-14/record-coverage-of-antarctic-sea-ice/5742668

  293. Petterssonp says:

    Obama’s ship is sinking
    The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded airstrikes will not be a sufficient match for the size and weaponry of the terrorist army.

    They miss the point. The disjointed speech wasn’t really about terrorism and launching a new war. It was about saving Obama’s presidency.

    He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point of no return. In fact, it may already be too late to save the SS Obama.

    The whole second term has been a string of disasters, with the toxic brew of his ObamaCare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown casting doubt on the president’s stewardship. Six years into his tenure, nothing is going as promised.
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/14/obamas-ship-is-sinking/

  294. $74486366 says:

    Obama’s ship is sinking
    The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded airstrikes will not be a sufficient match for the size and weaponry of the terrorist army.

    They miss the point. The disjointed speech wasn’t really about terrorism and launching a new war. It was about saving Obama’s presidency.

    He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point of no return. In fact, it may already be too late to save the SS Obama.

    The whole second term has been a string of disasters, with the toxic brew of his ObamaCare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown casting doubt on the president’s stewardship. Six years into his tenure, nothing is going as promised.
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/14/obamas-ship-is-sinking/

  295. Petterssonp says:

    Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel and Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message to America on Border Fence
    NOGALES, Arizona — On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico. The message also contained an image described by authorities as an anarchist symbol. The incident was kept secret from the American public by federal authorities. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained the leaked incident report from federal agents on the condition their identities remain private.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/15/Exclusive-Feds-Find-Anti-Israel-And-Pro-Palestine-911-Message-to-America-On-Border-Fence

  296. $74486366 says:

    Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel and Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message to America on Border Fence
    NOGALES, Arizona — On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico. The message also contained an image described by authorities as an anarchist symbol. The incident was kept secret from the American public by federal authorities. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained the leaked incident report from federal agents on the condition their identities remain private.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/15/Exclusive-Feds-Find-Anti-Israel-And-Pro-Palestine-911-Message-to-America-On-Border-Fence

  297. Petterssonp says:

    Happy 30th birthday, Central American Humanitarian Crisis
    It’s been fun to watch the media discuss the border crisis in real time, improvising their arguments on the fly. Let’s try A, and if that doesn’t work, we’ll try B.

    Then we found out that more than 80 percent of the “children” were teenage males, some being recruited for the homicidal Central American gang MS-13, right there in the detention facilities.

    The “horrendous civil wars in Central America” were a major topic during the presidential debates between Reagan and Mondale — and that was in 1984. Mondale campaigned on conditioning aid to El Salvador on disbanding that country’s “most lawless and notorious security forces” and bringing to justice the murderers of American nuns. Those guys are putting in for their pensions by now.

    In 1992, Noam Chomsky described El Salvador and Guatemala as “murderous terrorist state(s),” adding that human rights abuses in Honduras were worse even than in Panama under Noriega.

    So what’s new now?
    http://humanevents.com/2014/07/16/happy-30th-birthday-central-american-humanitarian-crisis/

  298. $74486366 says:

    Happy 30th birthday, Central American Humanitarian Crisis
    It’s been fun to watch the media discuss the border crisis in real time, improvising their arguments on the fly. Let’s try A, and if that doesn’t work, we’ll try B.

    Then we found out that more than 80 percent of the “children” were teenage males, some being recruited for the homicidal Central American gang MS-13, right there in the detention facilities.

    The “horrendous civil wars in Central America” were a major topic during the presidential debates between Reagan and Mondale — and that was in 1984. Mondale campaigned on conditioning aid to El Salvador on disbanding that country’s “most lawless and notorious security forces” and bringing to justice the murderers of American nuns. Those guys are putting in for their pensions by now.

    In 1992, Noam Chomsky described El Salvador and Guatemala as “murderous terrorist state(s),” adding that human rights abuses in Honduras were worse even than in Panama under Noriega.

    So what’s new now?
    http://humanevents.com/2014/07/16/happy-30th-birthday-central-american-humanitarian-crisis/

  299. Petterssonp says:

    Lib Bill Maher Crushes Charlie Rose’s Claim Christians Are As Intolerant And Violent As Muslims…
    And Maher is most definitely no fan of Christianity.

    Bill Maher Battles Charlie Rose on Why Islam is More Dangerous than Other Religions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IjInNxIwfRw

    Via NRO:

    Maher: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people –

    Rose: A vast number of Christians too.

    Maher: No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians –

    Rose: I agree with that.

    Maher: . . .do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199401-lib-bill-maher-crushes-charlie-roses-claim-christians-are-as-intolerant-and-violent-as-muslims/

  300. $74486366 says:

    Lib Bill Maher Crushes Charlie Rose’s Claim Christians Are As Intolerant And Violent As Muslims…
    And Maher is most definitely no fan of Christianity.

    Bill Maher Battles Charlie Rose on Why Islam is More Dangerous than Other Religions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IjInNxIwfRw

    Via NRO:

    Maher: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people –

    Rose: A vast number of Christians too.

    Maher: No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians –

    Rose: I agree with that.

    Maher: . . .do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it.

    http://weaselzippers.us/199401-lib-bill-maher-crushes-charlie-roses-claim-christians-are-as-intolerant-and-violent-as-muslims/

  301. Petterssonp says:

    Lib Bill Maher Compares GOP Congressman To ISIS And Ebola…
    Every once in a while Maher will make sense by calling out the Religion of Peace™, other than those rare instances he’s a flaming douchebag.

    Via The Hill:

    Comedian Bill Maher on Friday named Rep. John Kline (Minn.) as the viewer-nominated GOP lawmaker the funnyman wants to oust from Congress in his “Flip a District” challenge.

    But Maher will have a tough time trying to defeat Kline, who’s not a top Democratic target and is expected to cruise to a seventh term.

    The liberal host announced the “winning loser” during a live broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” in Washington DC.

    Maher targeted Kline, chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, for voting to repeal ObamaCare 54 times, his stance against gay marriage and denying climate change funding.

    “He’s one of those silent threats you never see coming….Ebola. ISIS. John Kline,” he said. “He embodies the sellouts that keep this town running.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199555-lib-bill-maher-compares-gop-congressman-to-isis-and-ebola/

  302. $74486366 says:

    Lib Bill Maher Compares GOP Congressman To ISIS And Ebola…
    Every once in a while Maher will make sense by calling out the Religion of Peace™, other than those rare instances he’s a flaming douchebag.

    Via The Hill:

    Comedian Bill Maher on Friday named Rep. John Kline (Minn.) as the viewer-nominated GOP lawmaker the funnyman wants to oust from Congress in his “Flip a District” challenge.

    But Maher will have a tough time trying to defeat Kline, who’s not a top Democratic target and is expected to cruise to a seventh term.

    The liberal host announced the “winning loser” during a live broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” in Washington DC.

    Maher targeted Kline, chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, for voting to repeal ObamaCare 54 times, his stance against gay marriage and denying climate change funding.

    “He’s one of those silent threats you never see coming….Ebola. ISIS. John Kline,” he said. “He embodies the sellouts that keep this town running.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/199555-lib-bill-maher-compares-gop-congressman-to-isis-and-ebola/

  303. Petterssonp says:

    Politico battleground poll puts Obama at 44/56, GOP up on immigration
    Americans are sour on the economy, which surprises Politico’s Alexander Burns [link fixed], but it shouldn’t. In the first major likely-voter poll of the general election, Democrats face strong headwinds on the economic issues that voters tell pollsters will be their main focus in November. Burns notes that voters aren’t buying the Recovery Summer Part IV meme Democrats are selling, although it appears Burns is:

    If the nation’s economy is on the mend, the voters of 2014 aren’t feeling it.

    Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states. Many appear to blame President Barack Obama: 57 percent of these voters disapprove of his economic leadership.

    By every measure in the survey, a gloomy mood still pervades the electorate when it comes to kitchen-table issues: Just 23 percent say their personal financial situation has improved over the past year, versus 30 percent who say it has gotten worse.

    Democrats had initially envisioned 2014 as a year when their candidates could hail the fruits of an economic turnaround. For a time, a handful of impressive monthly employment reports bolstered their hopes.

    But while the economy has improved, it has not yet taken flight: Unemployment remains above 6 percent, and in August the country gained just 142,000 jobs. Candidates around the country have tempered their claims of economic improvement, including Republican governors who also initially aimed to run on their records of job creation.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/15/politico-battleground-poll-puts-obama-at-4456-gop-up-on-immigration/

  304. $74486366 says:

    Politico battleground poll puts Obama at 44/56, GOP up on immigration
    Americans are sour on the economy, which surprises Politico’s Alexander Burns [link fixed], but it shouldn’t. In the first major likely-voter poll of the general election, Democrats face strong headwinds on the economic issues that voters tell pollsters will be their main focus in November. Burns notes that voters aren’t buying the Recovery Summer Part IV meme Democrats are selling, although it appears Burns is:

    If the nation’s economy is on the mend, the voters of 2014 aren’t feeling it.

    Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states. Many appear to blame President Barack Obama: 57 percent of these voters disapprove of his economic leadership.

    By every measure in the survey, a gloomy mood still pervades the electorate when it comes to kitchen-table issues: Just 23 percent say their personal financial situation has improved over the past year, versus 30 percent who say it has gotten worse.

    Democrats had initially envisioned 2014 as a year when their candidates could hail the fruits of an economic turnaround. For a time, a handful of impressive monthly employment reports bolstered their hopes.

    But while the economy has improved, it has not yet taken flight: Unemployment remains above 6 percent, and in August the country gained just 142,000 jobs. Candidates around the country have tempered their claims of economic improvement, including Republican governors who also initially aimed to run on their records of job creation.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/15/politico-battleground-poll-puts-obama-at-4456-gop-up-on-immigration/

  305. Petterssonp says:

    The Insiders: Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama?
    Is a mutiny happening around President Obama? It appears possible that the president may not have made two of his most recent decisions with complete free will. The announcement that he would delay his immigration initiative until after the election and his formal announcement that the United States would take military action against the Islamic State could have been coerced.

    Maybe Democratic leaders in Congress and a few members of the Obama team have had it. Could it be that, after President Obama briefed Democrats in Congress on the immigration plan, they balked? Maybe the president was told that, if he waved in millions of new illegal immigrants before November, there would be an open revolt against him within the party.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/09/13/the-insiders-is-there-a-mutiny-brewing-around-obama/

  306. $74486366 says:

    The Insiders: Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama?
    Is a mutiny happening around President Obama? It appears possible that the president may not have made two of his most recent decisions with complete free will. The announcement that he would delay his immigration initiative until after the election and his formal announcement that the United States would take military action against the Islamic State could have been coerced.

    Maybe Democratic leaders in Congress and a few members of the Obama team have had it. Could it be that, after President Obama briefed Democrats in Congress on the immigration plan, they balked? Maybe the president was told that, if he waved in millions of new illegal immigrants before November, there would be an open revolt against him within the party.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/09/13/the-insiders-is-there-a-mutiny-brewing-around-obama/

  307. Petterssonp says:

    Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’
    In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms as poor.

    “It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats, except for barely holding onto the Senate.”
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jay-carney-its-not-going-to-be-a-good-year-for-democrats/

  308. $74486366 says:

    Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’
    In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms as poor.

    “It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats, except for barely holding onto the Senate.”
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jay-carney-its-not-going-to-be-a-good-year-for-democrats/

  309. Petterssonp says:

    Finally Waving the White Flag on the Assault Weapons Ban
    Twenty years after the since-expired assault weapons ban passed Congress, Washington’s leading liberal think says it’s no longer an idea worth pursuing.

    The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled “Assault Weapons Revisited.” CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates focus their energies primarily on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws instead of pushing to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle.

    “The answer is not that assault weapons aren’t dangerous and people having access to them is a good thing,” Mr. Gerney said in an interview this week. “There are other things that we can do to lessen the risks of assault weapons short of banning them. … When you’re making policy, it’s always a mix of what’s going to have a biggest positive impact and what is practical and politically possible.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/09/12/finally-waving-the-white-flag-on-the-assault-weapons-ban/

  310. $74486366 says:

    Finally Waving the White Flag on the Assault Weapons Ban
    Twenty years after the since-expired assault weapons ban passed Congress, Washington’s leading liberal think says it’s no longer an idea worth pursuing.

    The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled “Assault Weapons Revisited.” CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates focus their energies primarily on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws instead of pushing to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle.

    “The answer is not that assault weapons aren’t dangerous and people having access to them is a good thing,” Mr. Gerney said in an interview this week. “There are other things that we can do to lessen the risks of assault weapons short of banning them. … When you’re making policy, it’s always a mix of what’s going to have a biggest positive impact and what is practical and politically possible.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/09/12/finally-waving-the-white-flag-on-the-assault-weapons-ban/

  311. Petterssonp says:

    Charles Krauthammer, the Assault Weapon Ban, and Shannon Watts
    On April 5th, 1996, Charles Krauthammer gave his reasons for supporting the 1994 Clinton Assault Weapon Ban. The column was called “Disarm the Citizenry. But Not Yet.” in the Washington Post.

    Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic — purely symbolic — move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation. Its purpose is to spark debate, highlight the issue, make the case that the arms race between criminals and citizens is as dangerous as it is pointless.

    The column came to mind because even the Bloomberg funded Moms Demand Aciton has decided to step away from the idiotic “Assault Weapon Ban” for much the same reasons that Charles Krauthammer mentioned:

    While many gun control groups still officially support the assault weapons ban — “we haven’t abandoned the issue,” as Watts said — they’re no longer actively fighting for it.

    The only problem is that academics agree: the legislation had no effect on Australia’s homicide rate, which was already dropping before the ban.

    An excellent counterexample is Switzerland, which had far less gun control than the United States for decades, up until 1998. Facing immense pressure from the European Union to impose restrictive gun laws, Switizerland implemented gun control that brought it close to the United States in some areas, more restrictive in some ways, less restrictive in others. Yet Switzerland has always had one of the lowest homicide rates in Europe.

    The evidence that restricting guns lowers crime simply does not exist. So why does Charles Krauthammer think it is necessary? Does his idea of “domestic tranquility” mean something other than crime reduction?

    I have one explanation. It is because citizen disarmament has become an article of “progressive” faith, not logic or reason. Perhaps part of that is simply that “progressivism” is built on the idea of a powerful state protecting and providing for its citizens. If the state is your god, limits on it, such as the second amendment, are intrinsically offensive.

    But limits on state power have proven to be necessary everywhere. Even socialistic European nations have found that they must limit state power. All of them have far lower corporate tax rates than the United States, for example. Unlimited state power leads to disasters such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, North Korea, and most recently, Venezuela. Expecting a “world government” to be an exception to the abuse of state power is the worst kind of pollyannism.

    I would like to have Charles Krauthammer explain what “domestic tranquility” would be enhanced by a gun ban. Perhaps he will, some day.

    ©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2014/09/charles-krauthammer-assault-weapon-ban.html

  312. $74486366 says:

    Charles Krauthammer, the Assault Weapon Ban, and Shannon Watts
    On April 5th, 1996, Charles Krauthammer gave his reasons for supporting the 1994 Clinton Assault Weapon Ban. The column was called “Disarm the Citizenry. But Not Yet.” in the Washington Post.

    Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic — purely symbolic — move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation. Its purpose is to spark debate, highlight the issue, make the case that the arms race between criminals and citizens is as dangerous as it is pointless.

    The column came to mind because even the Bloomberg funded Moms Demand Aciton has decided to step away from the idiotic “Assault Weapon Ban” for much the same reasons that Charles Krauthammer mentioned:

    While many gun control groups still officially support the assault weapons ban — “we haven’t abandoned the issue,” as Watts said — they’re no longer actively fighting for it.

    The only problem is that academics agree: the legislation had no effect on Australia’s homicide rate, which was already dropping before the ban.

    An excellent counterexample is Switzerland, which had far less gun control than the United States for decades, up until 1998. Facing immense pressure from the European Union to impose restrictive gun laws, Switizerland implemented gun control that brought it close to the United States in some areas, more restrictive in some ways, less restrictive in others. Yet Switzerland has always had one of the lowest homicide rates in Europe.

    The evidence that restricting guns lowers crime simply does not exist. So why does Charles Krauthammer think it is necessary? Does his idea of “domestic tranquility” mean something other than crime reduction?

    I have one explanation. It is because citizen disarmament has become an article of “progressive” faith, not logic or reason. Perhaps part of that is simply that “progressivism” is built on the idea of a powerful state protecting and providing for its citizens. If the state is your god, limits on it, such as the second amendment, are intrinsically offensive.

    But limits on state power have proven to be necessary everywhere. Even socialistic European nations have found that they must limit state power. All of them have far lower corporate tax rates than the United States, for example. Unlimited state power leads to disasters such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, North Korea, and most recently, Venezuela. Expecting a “world government” to be an exception to the abuse of state power is the worst kind of pollyannism.

    I would like to have Charles Krauthammer explain what “domestic tranquility” would be enhanced by a gun ban. Perhaps he will, some day.

    ©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2014/09/charles-krauthammer-assault-weapon-ban.html

  313. Petterssonp says:

    Why does the left keep aiming at our guns?
    In 1996, Washington Post reporter and FOX News’ faux-conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer wrote “…the [Clinton Administration’s] assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea . . . . Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.”

    Of course, Krauthammer soon learned that the American people cannot be “desensitized” to the left’s arrogant enterprises of would-be gun theft. On the contrary, recent in-your-face efforts by gun control zealots to force gun owners into 2nd Amendment defeatism have inevitably resulted in defiance, not submission. The unparalleled explosion in gun sales upon the installation of Barack Hussein in the White House, the absolute refusal to appease the left after New Town and the unexpected appearance of armed freedom fighters at the Bundy ranch; all have served to give provide the nation’s Krauthammers with a real education.
    http://www.coachisright.com/left-keep-aiming-guns/

  314. $74486366 says:

    Why does the left keep aiming at our guns?
    In 1996, Washington Post reporter and FOX News’ faux-conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer wrote “…the [Clinton Administration’s] assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea . . . . Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.”

    Of course, Krauthammer soon learned that the American people cannot be “desensitized” to the left’s arrogant enterprises of would-be gun theft. On the contrary, recent in-your-face efforts by gun control zealots to force gun owners into 2nd Amendment defeatism have inevitably resulted in defiance, not submission. The unparalleled explosion in gun sales upon the installation of Barack Hussein in the White House, the absolute refusal to appease the left after New Town and the unexpected appearance of armed freedom fighters at the Bundy ranch; all have served to give provide the nation’s Krauthammers with a real education.
    http://www.coachisright.com/left-keep-aiming-guns/

  315. Petterssonp says:

    tt

  316. $74486366 says:

    PANTS ARE ON FIRE: Moms Demand Action making fudge with “facts”
    Miguel at Gun Free Zone has a great post about how Moms Demand Action are busy making fudge.

    Fudge as in fudging the truth into some bastardized “facts” to promote their flawed message.

    What flavor of fudge are the Mommies making up in the kitchen? They’re trying to claim that most every mass shooting incident has not occurred in a gun-free zone. How are they coming up with that? They aren’t relying on the FBI’s definition of a mass shooting, but instead counting crime scenes in private homes.

    Here’s a link to the details if you want to read more about their “fact-making” from the kitchen.

    Miguel sums it up nicely:

    I have to give it to Moms Demand: they are not deterred on doing their lying no matter how many times they are caught and embarrassed. And I actually welcome their lying as we can use it to kill their message faster than anything else out there. None of us will reject free ammo, that much is for sure. And if Shannon keeps giving it, who are we to say no?

    Once again: If their cause is righteous, why lie?
    http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=13762

  317. Petterssonp says:

    After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats.

    Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.

    It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.” America was then suffering from a spike in gun crime and it seemed like a problem threatening everyone. Gun murders each year had been climbing: 11,000, then 13,000, then 17,000.

    Democrats decided to push for a ban of what seemed like the most dangerous guns in America: assault weapons, which were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals, and which many in law enforcement wanted to get off the streets.

    This politically defined category of guns — a selection of rifles, shotguns and handguns with “military-style” features — only figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide before the ban.

    Handguns were used in more than 80 percent of murders each year, but gun control advocates had failed to interest enough of the public in a handgun ban. Handguns were the weapons most likely to kill you, but they were associated by the public with self-defense. (In 2008, the Supreme Court said there was a constitutional right to keep a loaded handgun at home for self-defense.)

    Banning sales of military-style weapons resonated with both legislators and the public: Civilians did not need to own guns designed for use in war zones.

    On Sept. 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. It barred the manufacture and sale of new guns with military features and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. But the law allowed those who already owned these guns — an estimated 1.5 million of them — to keep their weapons.

    The policy proved costly. Mr. Clinton blamed the ban for Democratic losses in 1994. Crime fell, but when the ban expired, a detailed study found no proof that it had contributed to the decline.

    They created and then banned a class of weapons.

    “Assault weapons” is a made-up term, used to scare citizens into thinking that military weapons were commonly being sold and used on the streets of the United States. Thanks to a dishonest and incompetent media, millions of Americans thought (and still think) that machine guns could simply be purchased at the local gun store. The reality that the Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act outlawed the manufacture of automatic weapons for the civilian market in 1986, was always hushed up.

    The op-ed concludes that violent homicides are primarily a poverty issue disproportionately concentrated among small groups of particularly violent young men, a stunning and rare admission that poverty and the drug trade are the primary problem driving murder, not access to firearms.

    Don’t expect this sort of stunning admission of the facts to mark a change in cover from the Times, however. The brief bout of lucidity will quickly fade behind the veil of Alzheimer’s liberalism, and we’ll hear the rest of the deranged gaggle of op-ed writers to quickly fall back into the mantra of “Guns are bad, the NRA is evil, we need more taxes, government, citizen control, etc.”

    Still… it’s nice to see that every once in a while a real and honest thought can escape from the morass of Manhattan, however fleeting that honest thought may be.
    http://bearingarms.com/30-years-lies-ny-times-admits-assault-weapons-myth/

  318. $74486366 says:

    After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats.

    Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.

    It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.” America was then suffering from a spike in gun crime and it seemed like a problem threatening everyone. Gun murders each year had been climbing: 11,000, then 13,000, then 17,000.

    Democrats decided to push for a ban of what seemed like the most dangerous guns in America: assault weapons, which were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals, and which many in law enforcement wanted to get off the streets.

    This politically defined category of guns — a selection of rifles, shotguns and handguns with “military-style” features — only figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide before the ban.

    Handguns were used in more than 80 percent of murders each year, but gun control advocates had failed to interest enough of the public in a handgun ban. Handguns were the weapons most likely to kill you, but they were associated by the public with self-defense. (In 2008, the Supreme Court said there was a constitutional right to keep a loaded handgun at home for self-defense.)

    Banning sales of military-style weapons resonated with both legislators and the public: Civilians did not need to own guns designed for use in war zones.

    On Sept. 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. It barred the manufacture and sale of new guns with military features and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. But the law allowed those who already owned these guns — an estimated 1.5 million of them — to keep their weapons.

    The policy proved costly. Mr. Clinton blamed the ban for Democratic losses in 1994. Crime fell, but when the ban expired, a detailed study found no proof that it had contributed to the decline.

    They created and then banned a class of weapons.

    “Assault weapons” is a made-up term, used to scare citizens into thinking that military weapons were commonly being sold and used on the streets of the United States. Thanks to a dishonest and incompetent media, millions of Americans thought (and still think) that machine guns could simply be purchased at the local gun store. The reality that the Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act outlawed the manufacture of automatic weapons for the civilian market in 1986, was always hushed up.

    The op-ed concludes that violent homicides are primarily a poverty issue disproportionately concentrated among small groups of particularly violent young men, a stunning and rare admission that poverty and the drug trade are the primary problem driving murder, not access to firearms.

    Don’t expect this sort of stunning admission of the facts to mark a change in cover from the Times, however. The brief bout of lucidity will quickly fade behind the veil of Alzheimer’s liberalism, and we’ll hear the rest of the deranged gaggle of op-ed writers to quickly fall back into the mantra of “Guns are bad, the NRA is evil, we need more taxes, government, citizen control, etc.”

    Still… it’s nice to see that every once in a while a real and honest thought can escape from the morass of Manhattan, however fleeting that honest thought may be.
    http://bearingarms.com/30-years-lies-ny-times-admits-assault-weapons-myth/

  319. Petterssonp says:

    Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review
    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
    http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/15/benghazi-bombshell-clinton-state-department-official-reveals-alleged-details-document-review/

  320. $74486366 says:

    Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review
    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
    http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/15/benghazi-bombshell-clinton-state-department-official-reveals-alleged-details-document-review/

  321. Petterssonp says:

    US Ranks 32 in Business Index – Tax Burden Worst in Industrialized World
    http://4-ps.googleusercontent.com/h/www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/xtax-rate-US.jpg.pagespeed.ic.g3bQBpoDTm.jpg
    ax Foundation

    The US tax burden is close to the worst in the world.
    Democrats want to change that and make it even worse.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/us-ranks-32-in-business-index-tax-burden-worst-in-industrialized-world/

  322. $74486366 says:

    US Ranks 32 in Business Index – Tax Burden Worst in Industrialized World
    http://4-ps.googleusercontent.com/h/www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/xtax-rate-US.jpg.pagespeed.ic.g3bQBpoDTm.jpg
    ax Foundation

    The US tax burden is close to the worst in the world.
    Democrats want to change that and make it even worse.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/us-ranks-32-in-business-index-tax-burden-worst-in-industrialized-world/

  323. Petterssonp says:

    Democrats’ Push to Criminalize Dissent
    Harry Reid wants to gut the only thing stopping federal authorities from suffocating free speech.
    Which is why Harry Reid wants to repeal the First Amendment.

    Democrats pushing the measure to repeal free speech pretend that it is a campaign-finance measure, but the only criteria it establishes for Congress to ban an advertisement — or a book, or a film, or a television show, or a magazine — is that money is expended in an attempt to influence a political outcome. Under those rules, the Ohio Inquisition’s successful move to ban billboards critical of an embattled Democratic congressman would have been totally acceptable under the provisions of a gutted First Amendment.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387877/democrats-push-criminalize-dissent-kevin-d-williamson

  324. $74486366 says:

    Democrats’ Push to Criminalize Dissent
    Harry Reid wants to gut the only thing stopping federal authorities from suffocating free speech.
    Which is why Harry Reid wants to repeal the First Amendment.

    Democrats pushing the measure to repeal free speech pretend that it is a campaign-finance measure, but the only criteria it establishes for Congress to ban an advertisement — or a book, or a film, or a television show, or a magazine — is that money is expended in an attempt to influence a political outcome. Under those rules, the Ohio Inquisition’s successful move to ban billboards critical of an embattled Democratic congressman would have been totally acceptable under the provisions of a gutted First Amendment.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387877/democrats-push-criminalize-dissent-kevin-d-williamson

  325. Petterssonp says:

    POLITICO poll: 2014 voters gloomy over economy
    If the nation’s economy is on the mend, the voters of 2014 aren’t feeling it.

    Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states. Many appear to blame President Barack Obama: 57 percent of these voters disapprove of his economic leadership.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/politico-poll-2014-voters-economy-110922.html

  326. $74486366 says:

    POLITICO poll: 2014 voters gloomy over economy
    If the nation’s economy is on the mend, the voters of 2014 aren’t feeling it.

    Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states. Many appear to blame President Barack Obama: 57 percent of these voters disapprove of his economic leadership.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/politico-poll-2014-voters-economy-110922.html

  327. Petterssonp says:

    Moms Demand: Stay the course & fudge with the stats.
    They used FBI data so it must be true, except that the FBI does not see mass shootings that way. From the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group , Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Incidents:
    Apparently it did not matter that they got discovered lying to the people when they produced the fake stats about school shootings. Now they have come up with Mass Shootings under some new definition and we have a new epidemic. Mass Shooting as are set in the American consciousness as one lone individual (sometimes two) who attack a public place with the intention to create mass casualties to innocent random people. But Ms. Watts & Co. seem to have changed the definition to include shooting with (I am guessing) more than one victim, perhaps more than two, anywhere including the home.

    Despite claims made by the gun lobby, the overwhelming majority of mass shootings take place in private homes where gun carrying is unrestricted.

    An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities.

    I have to give it to Moms Demand: they are not deterred on doing their lying no matter how many times they are caught and embarrassed. And I actually welcome their lying as we can use it to kill their message faster than anything else out there. None of us will reject free ammo, that much is for sure. And if Shannon keeps giving it, who are we to say no?

    Once again: If their cause is righteous, why lie?
    http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/index.php/2014/09/11/moms-demand-stay-the-course-fudge-with-the-stats/

  328. $74486366 says:

    Moms Demand: Stay the course & fudge with the stats.
    They used FBI data so it must be true, except that the FBI does not see mass shootings that way. From the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group , Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Incidents:
    Apparently it did not matter that they got discovered lying to the people when they produced the fake stats about school shootings. Now they have come up with Mass Shootings under some new definition and we have a new epidemic. Mass Shooting as are set in the American consciousness as one lone individual (sometimes two) who attack a public place with the intention to create mass casualties to innocent random people. But Ms. Watts & Co. seem to have changed the definition to include shooting with (I am guessing) more than one victim, perhaps more than two, anywhere including the home.

    Despite claims made by the gun lobby, the overwhelming majority of mass shootings take place in private homes where gun carrying is unrestricted.

    An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities.

    I have to give it to Moms Demand: they are not deterred on doing their lying no matter how many times they are caught and embarrassed. And I actually welcome their lying as we can use it to kill their message faster than anything else out there. None of us will reject free ammo, that much is for sure. And if Shannon keeps giving it, who are we to say no?

    Once again: If their cause is righteous, why lie?
    http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/index.php/2014/09/11/moms-demand-stay-the-course-fudge-with-the-stats/

  329. Petterssonp says:

    CDC issues Ebola checklist: ‘Now is the time to prepare’
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

    While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/cdc-issues-ebola-checklist-now-is-the-time-to-prepare/article/2553396

  330. $74486366 says:

    CDC issues Ebola checklist: ‘Now is the time to prepare’
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

    While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/cdc-issues-ebola-checklist-now-is-the-time-to-prepare/article/2553396

  331. Petterssonp says:

    Gabby Giffords: Gun Control for Women’s Sake Now
    On September 12, TIME magazine ran a column by gun control proponent Gabby Giffords, in which she argued that gun control must be expanded for women’s sake.

    Giffords’ starts the column by revisiting the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) under Bill Clinton. She says that law has been good–“annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than half” since its passage–but she does not think it goes far enough.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/13/Gabby-Giffords-Gun-Control-For-Women-s-Sake-Now

  332. $74486366 says:

    Gabby Giffords: Gun Control for Women’s Sake Now
    On September 12, TIME magazine ran a column by gun control proponent Gabby Giffords, in which she argued that gun control must be expanded for women’s sake.

    Giffords’ starts the column by revisiting the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) under Bill Clinton. She says that law has been good–“annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than half” since its passage–but she does not think it goes far enough.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/13/Gabby-Giffords-Gun-Control-For-Women-s-Sake-Now

  333. Petterssonp says:

    Ex-official claims Clinton allies scrubbed Benghazi documents in secret session
    A former State Department official has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton allies privately removed politically damaging documents before turning over files to the supposedly independent board investigating the Benghazi terror attack.

    The account from Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), was first published in The Daily Signal. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that Maxwell told him and other lawmakers the same story when they privately interviewed him last year about the attacks and their aftermath.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/15/damage-control-ex-official-claims-clinton-allies-scrubbed-benghazi-documents-in/

  334. $74486366 says:

    Ex-official claims Clinton allies scrubbed Benghazi documents in secret session
    A former State Department official has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton allies privately removed politically damaging documents before turning over files to the supposedly independent board investigating the Benghazi terror attack.

    The account from Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), was first published in The Daily Signal. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that Maxwell told him and other lawmakers the same story when they privately interviewed him last year about the attacks and their aftermath.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/15/damage-control-ex-official-claims-clinton-allies-scrubbed-benghazi-documents-in/

  335. Petterssonp says:

    Cover-up unraveling? Brit Hume sees ‘big deal’ in Sharyl Attkisson’s Benghazi ‘bombshell’

    Sharyl Attkisson @SharylAttkisson
    Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Dept Official Reveals Details of Alleged Doc Review http://dailysign.al/1tTxlK5 @SharylAttkisson @DailySignal

    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has for a long time now been in pursuit of the full story about the Benghazi attack and surrounding events. Attkisson’s latest report concerns a former State Department official who alleges an effort to remove any damning documents from department files before they were handed over to the Accountability Review Board:

    Sharyl Attkisson @SharylAttkisson
    Exclusive: Was There a Benghazi Document-Scrubbing Operation in State Dept. Basement? One Former Diplomat Thinks So.
    http://t.co/nKViZThLpn

    From Attkisson’s story:

    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

    According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

    At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/15/cover-up-unraveling-brit-hume-sees-big-deal-in-sharyl-attkissons-benghazi-bombshell/

  336. $74486366 says:

    Cover-up unraveling? Brit Hume sees ‘big deal’ in Sharyl Attkisson’s Benghazi ‘bombshell’

    Sharyl Attkisson @SharylAttkisson
    Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Dept Official Reveals Details of Alleged Doc Review http://dailysign.al/1tTxlK5 @SharylAttkisson @DailySignal

    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has for a long time now been in pursuit of the full story about the Benghazi attack and surrounding events. Attkisson’s latest report concerns a former State Department official who alleges an effort to remove any damning documents from department files before they were handed over to the Accountability Review Board:

    Sharyl Attkisson @SharylAttkisson
    Exclusive: Was There a Benghazi Document-Scrubbing Operation in State Dept. Basement? One Former Diplomat Thinks So.
    http://t.co/nKViZThLpn

    From Attkisson’s story:

    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

    According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

    At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/15/cover-up-unraveling-brit-hume-sees-big-deal-in-sharyl-attkissons-benghazi-bombshell/

  337. Petterssonp says:

    Income inequality is hurting state tax revenue, report says
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

    The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s.

    Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid. The investments in education and infrastructure also have fueled economic growth. Yet they’re at risk without a strong flow of tax revenue.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/income-inequality-is-hurting-state-tax-revenue-report-says/2014/09/14/12f31a8c-3c59-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

  338. $74486366 says:

    I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery – Thomas Jefferson

  339. Petterssonp says:

    CBO: Cost of Obamacare Subsidy Will Increase 8-Fold in 10 Years
    (CNSNews.com) – The cost of the Obamacare subsidy that the U.S. Treasury will pay on behalf of people who earn under 400 percent of the federal poverty level and who buy a government-approved health-care plan on a government-run health-insurance exchange will increase by approximately 8-fold in its first ten years of operation, according to the latest budget estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/image/obamacare-subsidies
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/cbo-cost-obamacare-subsidy-will-increase-8-fold-10-years

  340. $74486366 says:

    CBO: Cost of Obamacare Subsidy Will Increase 8-Fold in 10 Years
    (CNSNews.com) – The cost of the Obamacare subsidy that the U.S. Treasury will pay on behalf of people who earn under 400 percent of the federal poverty level and who buy a government-approved health-care plan on a government-run health-insurance exchange will increase by approximately 8-fold in its first ten years of operation, according to the latest budget estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/image/obamacare-subsidies
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/cbo-cost-obamacare-subsidy-will-increase-8-fold-10-years

  341. Petterssonp says:

    Income inequality is hurting state tax revenue, report says
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

    The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s.

    Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid. The investments in education and infrastructure also have fueled economic growth. Yet they’re at risk without a strong flow of tax revenue.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/income-inequality-is-hurting-state-tax-revenue-report-says/2014/09/14/12f31a8c-3c59-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

  342. $74486366 says:

    Income inequality is hurting state tax revenue, report says
    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

    The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s.

    Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid. The investments in education and infrastructure also have fueled economic growth. Yet they’re at risk without a strong flow of tax revenue.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/income-inequality-is-hurting-state-tax-revenue-report-says/2014/09/14/12f31a8c-3c59-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

  343. Petterssonp says:

    uu

  344. $74486366 says:

    Living Longer And Better,Thanks To The Market System
    Marvels Of Capitalism: A German research organization has found that life expectancy for those from the former East Germany has been increased by reunification. A large lesson is to be learned here.

    According to the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, former East German men “on average would have died 6.2 years earlier than in unified Germany” while “women would have lived 4.2 fewer years.”

    “The positive impact of reunification on life expectancy in eastern Germany is amazing,” says Institute researcher Tobias Vogt.

    The sharp improvement is greater than the increases in Japan, “the world’s record holder in life expectancy,” says the institute. And it “began almost immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall,” adds Vogt.

    Why has this happened? Vogt believes “the rapid mortality and survival improvements in eastern Germany cannot be nailed down to a single cause.” Some possibilities he submits are better medical care, reductions in environmental pollution and changes in lifestyle.

    We’d say yes to all three — and point out that all of these possibilities are produced by any transition from a communist government to a system that is more market-oriented.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/091514-717462-capitalism-saves-lives-communism-kills.htm

  345. Petterssonp says:

    ‘Booties on the ground’: Obama sending military to fight Ebola in Africa
    President Obama is assigning 3000 military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak. The AP reports:

    The U.S. effort will include medics and corpsmen for treatment and training, engineers to help erect the treatment facilities and specialists in logistics to assist in patient transportation.

    Hopefully he remembered how to pronounce “corpsman” this time.
    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/16/booties-on-the-ground-obama-sending-military-to-fight-ebola-in-africa/

  346. $74486366 says:

    ‘Booties on the ground’: Obama sending military to fight Ebola in Africa
    President Obama is assigning 3000 military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak. The AP reports:

    The U.S. effort will include medics and corpsmen for treatment and training, engineers to help erect the treatment facilities and specialists in logistics to assist in patient transportation.

    Hopefully he remembered how to pronounce “corpsman” this time.
    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/16/booties-on-the-ground-obama-sending-military-to-fight-ebola-in-africa/

  347. Petterssonp says:

    US Soldier Allegedly Smuggled Illegal Aliens Into Texas
    LUBBOCK, Texas — A U.S. Army soldier in uniform allegedly tried to smuggle illegal aliens into Texas, according to court records obtained by Breitbart Texas. Authorities claim the soldier attempted to drive across a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with two illegal immigrants hiding in his vehicle.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/15/Uniformed-US-Soldier-Allegedly-Smuggled-Illegal-Aliens-Into-Texas

  348. $74486366 says:

    US Soldier Allegedly Smuggled Illegal Aliens Into Texas
    LUBBOCK, Texas — A U.S. Army soldier in uniform allegedly tried to smuggle illegal aliens into Texas, according to court records obtained by Breitbart Texas. Authorities claim the soldier attempted to drive across a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with two illegal immigrants hiding in his vehicle.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/15/Uniformed-US-Soldier-Allegedly-Smuggled-Illegal-Aliens-Into-Texas

  349. Petterssonp says:

    China, the Climate and the Fate of the Planet
    If the world’s biggest polluter doesn’t radically reduce the amount of coal it burns, nothing anyone does to stabilize the climate will matter. Inside the slow, frustrating — and maybe even hopeful — struggle to find a new way forward
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/china-the-climate-and-the-fate-of-the-planet-20140915

  350. $74486366 says:

    China, the Climate and the Fate of the Planet
    If the world’s biggest polluter doesn’t radically reduce the amount of coal it burns, nothing anyone does to stabilize the climate will matter. Inside the slow, frustrating — and maybe even hopeful — struggle to find a new way forward
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/china-the-climate-and-the-fate-of-the-planet-20140915

  351. Petterssonp says:

    US Army MRAP TTPs Manual
    http://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/screen-shot-2014-09-15-at-9-12-37-pm.png?w=500
    For educational purposes only.

    You know – to help the fellas out when their milsurp pigs crap out due to lack of maintenance.

    Yeah.
    That’s the ticket.
    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/us-army-mrap-ttps-manual/

  352. $74486366 says:

    US Army MRAP TTPs Manual
    http://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/screen-shot-2014-09-15-at-9-12-37-pm.png?w=500
    For educational purposes only.

    You know – to help the fellas out when their milsurp pigs crap out due to lack of maintenance.

    Yeah.
    That’s the ticket.
    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/us-army-mrap-ttps-manual/

  353. Petterssonp says:

    I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery – Thomas Jefferson

  354. $74486366 says:

    I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery – Thomas Jefferson

  355. Petterssonp says:

    Obama is sending more troops to fight Ebola than to fight ISIS
    Last week, President Obama announced that he was sending 475 additional troops to Iraq, bringing the total number of troops in the country to about 1,600.

    This morning, Reuters reports:

    The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

    So let’s get this straight: President Obama is sending almost twice as many troops to fight Ebola as he is sending to fight ISIS.

    Seriously?

    As I point out in the Washington Post this week, in refusing to send more ground troops to Iraq, Obama is once again overruling the advice of his military commanders.

    As my colleague, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has repeatedly pointed out here, here and here, President Obama needs to do more to fight the Ebola outbreak.

    But the question remains: why is Obama willing to put ground troops in harm’s way to fight a virulent epidemic, but not to fight a virulent terrorist network that has threatened the American homeland?
    http://www.aei-ideas.org/2014/09/obama-is-sending-more-troops-to-fight-ebola-than-to-fight-isis/

  356. $74486366 says:

    Obama is sending more troops to fight Ebola than to fight ISIS
    Last week, President Obama announced that he was sending 475 additional troops to Iraq, bringing the total number of troops in the country to about 1,600.

    This morning, Reuters reports:

    The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

    So let’s get this straight: President Obama is sending almost twice as many troops to fight Ebola as he is sending to fight ISIS.

    Seriously?

    As I point out in the Washington Post this week, in refusing to send more ground troops to Iraq, Obama is once again overruling the advice of his military commanders.

    As my colleague, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has repeatedly pointed out here, here and here, President Obama needs to do more to fight the Ebola outbreak.

    But the question remains: why is Obama willing to put ground troops in harm’s way to fight a virulent epidemic, but not to fight a virulent terrorist network that has threatened the American homeland?
    http://www.aei-ideas.org/2014/09/obama-is-sending-more-troops-to-fight-ebola-than-to-fight-isis/

  357. Petterssonp says:

    Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly
    If the Ebola outbreak isn’t controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.
    The Ebola outbreak could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries if it is not controlled quickly, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday, a day when aid agencies offered a stark assessment of prospects for stopping the epidemic.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/ebola-could-grow-larger/15734723/

  358. $74486366 says:

    Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly
    If the Ebola outbreak isn’t controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.
    The Ebola outbreak could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries if it is not controlled quickly, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday, a day when aid agencies offered a stark assessment of prospects for stopping the epidemic.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/ebola-could-grow-larger/15734723/

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

    “The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,” Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    https://za.news.yahoo.com/obama-announce-ramped-efforts-beat-ebola-040815217.html

    American Doctor Recalls Horror of Contracting Ebola
    Kent Brantly went from being a doctor to a patient in a matter of days after discovering in July he had contracted the lethal Ebola virus while working at a Liberian hospital. On Tuesday, he recounted the horror of facing possible death and pleaded for the U.S. to step up aid to West African countries struggling to contain the lethal virus.

    At a Tuesday appearance before Congress, Mr. Brantly said he and his medical colleagues battled a swift-moving outbreak in a war-torn country. After contracting the disease himself, his body broke down and he experienced the torture first-hand.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/09/16/american-doctor-recalls-horror-of-contracting-ebola/?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLE_Video_second

  359. Petterssonp says:

    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  360. $74486366 says:

    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  361. Petterssonp says:

    Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-will-no-longer-unlock-most-iphones-ipads-for-police-even-with-search-warrants/2014/09/17/2612af58-3ed2-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

  362. $74486366 says:

    Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-will-no-longer-unlock-most-iphones-ipads-for-police-even-with-search-warrants/2014/09/17/2612af58-3ed2-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

  363. Petterssonp says:

    Candidates from both parties packing heat in campaign ads
    Republicans, Democrats support Second Amendment amid Obama gun control backlash
    Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year.

    Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/17/guns-prominently-featured-in-campaign-ads-ahead-of/

  364. $74486366 says:

    Candidates from both parties packing heat in campaign ads
    Republicans, Democrats support Second Amendment amid Obama gun control backlash
    Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year.

    Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/17/guns-prominently-featured-in-campaign-ads-ahead-of/

  365. Petterssonp says:

    Left blasts Clinton in secret emails
    Emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill reveal significant dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

    The critical messages about the former first lady show that she has a long way to go to assuage skepticism from influential voices on the left.

    The Hill reviewed hundreds of emails from a progressive members only Google group called the “Gamechanger Salon,” a forum where nearly 1,500 activists, strategists and journalists debate issues and craft messaging campaigns.

    The group includes prominent Democrats, Sierra Club officials, journalists who work for The Huffington Post and The Nation magazine, senior union representatives, leaders at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the president of NARAL.

    In the emails spanning over a year — starting in June 2013 through July of this year — frustration with Clinton is evident.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/218134-left-blasts-hillary-clinton-in-secret-emails

  366. $74486366 says:

    Left blasts Clinton in secret emails
    Emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill reveal significant dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

    The critical messages about the former first lady show that she has a long way to go to assuage skepticism from influential voices on the left.

    The Hill reviewed hundreds of emails from a progressive members only Google group called the “Gamechanger Salon,” a forum where nearly 1,500 activists, strategists and journalists debate issues and craft messaging campaigns.

    The group includes prominent Democrats, Sierra Club officials, journalists who work for The Huffington Post and The Nation magazine, senior union representatives, leaders at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and the president of NARAL.

    In the emails spanning over a year — starting in June 2013 through July of this year — frustration with Clinton is evident.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/218134-left-blasts-hillary-clinton-in-secret-emails

  367. Petterssonp says:

    Holder running out the clock on Fast & Furious?
    One of the first major scandals of the Obama administration may not get resolved until after Barack Obama leaves office — at least, if Eric Holder has anything to say about it. Politico’s Josh Gerstein reported last night on an effort by the Attorney General to keep the issue of executive privilege and Congressional subpoenas from resolution, even after a federal judge ordered Holder and the Department of Justice to submit documents to the House Oversight Committee. If successful, it might push the appeals process so far out that Obama will leave office before Congress can exercise its oversight responsibilities properly.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/17/holder-running-out-the-clock-on-fast-furious/

  368. $74486366 says:

    Holder running out the clock on Fast & Furious?
    One of the first major scandals of the Obama administration may not get resolved until after Barack Obama leaves office — at least, if Eric Holder has anything to say about it. Politico’s Josh Gerstein reported last night on an effort by the Attorney General to keep the issue of executive privilege and Congressional subpoenas from resolution, even after a federal judge ordered Holder and the Department of Justice to submit documents to the House Oversight Committee. If successful, it might push the appeals process so far out that Obama will leave office before Congress can exercise its oversight responsibilities properly.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/17/holder-running-out-the-clock-on-fast-furious/

  369. Petterssonp says:

    Elizabeth Warren: It’s “Fair” to Compare Israel to Nazis
    What does it take to be a left-wing icon in today’s America? There are multiple elements, but one requirement is a visceral hostility to Israel. That hostility was on display when Warren appeared at Tufts, I believe earlier today. A member of the audience said:Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them.This received thunderous applause, in the midst of which Warren responded, “I think that’s fair.” You have to see the clip to fully appreciate the exchange:

    So it is “fair” to compare Netanyahu to Hitler, to equate Israel’s effort to defend itself against genocidal attacks with the Nazis’ extermination of six million. Sure, I get that. I get that you are nuts.

    To our Democratic Party friends: please, please nominate Elizabeth Warren for president.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/09/elizabeth-warren-its-fair-to-compare-israel-to-nazis.php

  370. $74486366 says:

    Elizabeth Warren: It’s “Fair” to Compare Israel to Nazis
    What does it take to be a left-wing icon in today’s America? There are multiple elements, but one requirement is a visceral hostility to Israel. That hostility was on display when Warren appeared at Tufts, I believe earlier today. A member of the audience said:Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them.This received thunderous applause, in the midst of which Warren responded, “I think that’s fair.” You have to see the clip to fully appreciate the exchange:

    So it is “fair” to compare Netanyahu to Hitler, to equate Israel’s effort to defend itself against genocidal attacks with the Nazis’ extermination of six million. Sure, I get that. I get that you are nuts.

    To our Democratic Party friends: please, please nominate Elizabeth Warren for president.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/09/elizabeth-warren-its-fair-to-compare-israel-to-nazis.php

  371. Petterssonp says:

    Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries
    http://www.cnsnews.com/image/john-boehner-and-nancy-pelosi
    (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/boehner-and-pelosi-unite-pass-bill-funding-planned-parenthood

  372. $74486366 says:

    Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries
    http://www.cnsnews.com/image/john-boehner-and-nancy-pelosi
    (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/boehner-and-pelosi-unite-pass-bill-funding-planned-parenthood

  373. Petterssonp says:

    why the gun is civilization.
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

    In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

    There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

    Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

    When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
    http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/why-the-gun-is-civilization/

  374. $74486366 says:

    why the gun is civilization.
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

    In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

    There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

    Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

    When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
    http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/why-the-gun-is-civilization/

  375. Petterssonp says:

    Ebola’s Warning for an Unprepared America
    The slow response to the worsening crisis in Africa shows how vulnerable the U.S. is to bioterror or a pandemic.
    While Ebola may still be contained, other potentially calamitous threats are out there. MERS, SARS, avian flu and other illnesses could re-emerge at any time. In the American Midwest, for instance, a novel virus classified as Enterovirus 68 has recently sent some 300 children to the hospital in respiratory distress, with no available antiviral therapy or vaccine. We need to rethink our preparedness and adopt a more modern approach for dealing with these and other looming outbreaks.

    First, on detection: Fighting deadly diseases requires early detection and a clear understanding of the magnitude of an evolving threat. In West Africa we drastically underestimated the timing and scope of Ebola’s transmission and still can’t accurately measure the magnitude of its spread.

    Ebola is not the only modern instance of the world coming up short. During the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak, health organizations were slow to detect the emergence of a problem in Mexico. Even after press reports that Mexico was experiencing a “late flu season,” public-health officials failed to grasp that a novel infection was coursing through that country and would soon arrive in the U.S.

    Second, on therapeutics: In 2004 Congress passed Project Bioshield to finance the development and stockpiling of medical countermeasures against the likely agents of would-be bioterrorists. This effort was augmented in 2013 with the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. Other measures have been targeted at tropical diseases, and all of these efforts have improved our biological readiness, but dangerous gaps remain.

    One problem is that federal grants are awarded to offset the direct costs of development and manufacturing of medical countermeasures but not the true cost of risk-taking to develop novel approaches. The Bioshield grants, for example, are used by some small biotechs to offset the costs of existing drug programs. Many companies repurpose drugs they already have on the shelf toward biodefense uses, hoping that their product might eventually make it into government stockpiles, generating a bigger return.

    Third, logistics: The World Health Organization’s failed response to the Ebola crisis shows anew that the group is more a politically minded policy-making body than a relief agency. The WHO claims that it lacked the resources to respond to Ebola, but while the outbreak was spiraling out of control in West Africa, the organization had plenty of time and money to mount an international campaign to combat what it flagged last month as a “grave concern.” Not Ebola, but electronic cigarettes.

    Ebola shows the danger of diseases developing and spreading around the world from a key convergence point. As Richard Preston wrote in his 1994 nonfiction best-seller “The Hot Zone,” when a novel virus emerges, the warning sign may be a series of small outbreaks at different times and places. These “microbreaks” can eventually re-emerge like Ebola has and become a pandemic. How many Ebola microbreaks were missed or not taken seriously? And how many other lethal pathogens—from MERS to SARS to Enterovirus 68—are we too casual about today?

    The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general just issued a highly critical report finding that DHS lacks sufficient supplies and preparedness to handle a domestic pandemic. Thirteen years ago, soon after the 9/11 attacks, letters laced with anthrax killed five Americans. Just as 9/11 revealed the country’s vulnerabilities to terror attacks, the anthrax episode exposed the need for better routine surveillance and strategic stockpiling of key countermeasures against viral outbreaks or bioterror attacks. We’re still far less prepared than we should be, and far more vulnerable than we’re admitting.

    Dr. Gottlieb, an American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, is a former Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner (2005-07). He also advises medical-products companies. Mr. Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute, is a former deputy secretary of Health and Human Services.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/scott-gottlieb-and-tevi-troy-ebolas-warning-for-an-unprepared-america-1410910044

  376. $74486366 says:

    Ebola’s Warning for an Unprepared America
    The slow response to the worsening crisis in Africa shows how vulnerable the U.S. is to bioterror or a pandemic.
    While Ebola may still be contained, other potentially calamitous threats are out there. MERS, SARS, avian flu and other illnesses could re-emerge at any time. In the American Midwest, for instance, a novel virus classified as Enterovirus 68 has recently sent some 300 children to the hospital in respiratory distress, with no available antiviral therapy or vaccine. We need to rethink our preparedness and adopt a more modern approach for dealing with these and other looming outbreaks.

    First, on detection: Fighting deadly diseases requires early detection and a clear understanding of the magnitude of an evolving threat. In West Africa we drastically underestimated the timing and scope of Ebola’s transmission and still can’t accurately measure the magnitude of its spread.

    Ebola is not the only modern instance of the world coming up short. During the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak, health organizations were slow to detect the emergence of a problem in Mexico. Even after press reports that Mexico was experiencing a “late flu season,” public-health officials failed to grasp that a novel infection was coursing through that country and would soon arrive in the U.S.

    Second, on therapeutics: In 2004 Congress passed Project Bioshield to finance the development and stockpiling of medical countermeasures against the likely agents of would-be bioterrorists. This effort was augmented in 2013 with the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. Other measures have been targeted at tropical diseases, and all of these efforts have improved our biological readiness, but dangerous gaps remain.

    One problem is that federal grants are awarded to offset the direct costs of development and manufacturing of medical countermeasures but not the true cost of risk-taking to develop novel approaches. The Bioshield grants, for example, are used by some small biotechs to offset the costs of existing drug programs. Many companies repurpose drugs they already have on the shelf toward biodefense uses, hoping that their product might eventually make it into government stockpiles, generating a bigger return.

    Third, logistics: The World Health Organization’s failed response to the Ebola crisis shows anew that the group is more a politically minded policy-making body than a relief agency. The WHO claims that it lacked the resources to respond to Ebola, but while the outbreak was spiraling out of control in West Africa, the organization had plenty of time and money to mount an international campaign to combat what it flagged last month as a “grave concern.” Not Ebola, but electronic cigarettes.

    Ebola shows the danger of diseases developing and spreading around the world from a key convergence point. As Richard Preston wrote in his 1994 nonfiction best-seller “The Hot Zone,” when a novel virus emerges, the warning sign may be a series of small outbreaks at different times and places. These “microbreaks” can eventually re-emerge like Ebola has and become a pandemic. How many Ebola microbreaks were missed or not taken seriously? And how many other lethal pathogens—from MERS to SARS to Enterovirus 68—are we too casual about today?

    The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general just issued a highly critical report finding that DHS lacks sufficient supplies and preparedness to handle a domestic pandemic. Thirteen years ago, soon after the 9/11 attacks, letters laced with anthrax killed five Americans. Just as 9/11 revealed the country’s vulnerabilities to terror attacks, the anthrax episode exposed the need for better routine surveillance and strategic stockpiling of key countermeasures against viral outbreaks or bioterror attacks. We’re still far less prepared than we should be, and far more vulnerable than we’re admitting.

    Dr. Gottlieb, an American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, is a former Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner (2005-07). He also advises medical-products companies. Mr. Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute, is a former deputy secretary of Health and Human Services.
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/scott-gottlieb-and-tevi-troy-ebolas-warning-for-an-unprepared-america-1410910044

  377. Petterssonp says:

    Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State’s First Diagnoses
    California’s first cases of a virus that has been spreading across the country were confirmed Thursday by the state’s chief health official.

    Four cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed, all in Southern California. One was in Ventura County; three others were in San Diego County.
    http://ktla.com/2014/09/18/enterovirus-cases-confirmed-in-southern-california-are-states-first-diagnoses/

  378. $74486366 says:

    Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State’s First Diagnoses
    California’s first cases of a virus that has been spreading across the country were confirmed Thursday by the state’s chief health official.

    Four cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed, all in Southern California. One was in Ventura County; three others were in San Diego County.
    http://ktla.com/2014/09/18/enterovirus-cases-confirmed-in-southern-california-are-states-first-diagnoses/

  379. Petterssonp says:

    How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Devastating.

    That’s really the only way to describe Politico’s piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    Wasserman Schultz embraced the “war on women” lingo early on, and as DNC chair she helped to elevate it nationally. And though DNC insiders weren’t ever sold on her TV skills, she was good on the stump, pumping up grassroots activists and helping them feel connected to the campaign.

    Here’s the reality: No matter the outcome for Democrats in November, Wasserman Schultz will likely be shown the door, with another woman to replace her. But, the list of possible replacements is a not-so-long list of two: Stephanie Schriock, who heads the Democratic women’s group EMILY’s List, and Stephanie Rawlings Blake, the mayor of Baltimore.

    The world of politics still has a recruiting problem when it comes to women, and Wasserman Schultz is perhaps both a beneficiary and victim of that reality.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/09/18/how-gender-mattered-in-the-rise-and-fall-of-debbie-wasserman-schultz/

  380. $74486366 says:

    How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Devastating.

    That’s really the only way to describe Politico’s piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    Wasserman Schultz embraced the “war on women” lingo early on, and as DNC chair she helped to elevate it nationally. And though DNC insiders weren’t ever sold on her TV skills, she was good on the stump, pumping up grassroots activists and helping them feel connected to the campaign.

    Here’s the reality: No matter the outcome for Democrats in November, Wasserman Schultz will likely be shown the door, with another woman to replace her. But, the list of possible replacements is a not-so-long list of two: Stephanie Schriock, who heads the Democratic women’s group EMILY’s List, and Stephanie Rawlings Blake, the mayor of Baltimore.

    The world of politics still has a recruiting problem when it comes to women, and Wasserman Schultz is perhaps both a beneficiary and victim of that reality.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/09/18/how-gender-mattered-in-the-rise-and-fall-of-debbie-wasserman-schultz/

  381. Petterssonp says:

    Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Uses NFL Domestic Violent Scandals To Push For More Gun Control Laws…
    Which is odd because guns were’t involved in any of the cases they cited.

    Via The Hill:

    The gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is looking to use the National Football League’s nightmarish string of domestic violence scandals to renew its push for stronger federal firearms regulations.

    Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) issued a report Tuesday linking a trio of incidents involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and other NFL players to the push for tougher laws, even though guns played no role in two of the cases.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200116-gabby-giffords-gun-control-group-uses-nfl-domestic-violent-scandals-to-push-for-more-gun-control-laws/

  382. $74486366 says:

    Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Uses NFL Domestic Violent Scandals To Push For More Gun Control Laws…
    Which is odd because guns were’t involved in any of the cases they cited.

    Via The Hill:

    The gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is looking to use the National Football League’s nightmarish string of domestic violence scandals to renew its push for stronger federal firearms regulations.

    Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) issued a report Tuesday linking a trio of incidents involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and other NFL players to the push for tougher laws, even though guns played no role in two of the cases.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200116-gabby-giffords-gun-control-group-uses-nfl-domestic-violent-scandals-to-push-for-more-gun-control-laws/

  383. Petterssonp says:

    Colleges To Give Students Academic Credit For Pushing Socialism On Campus…
    Via College Fix:

    College students can earn academic credit for promoting socialist causes on their campuses through a program run by the Young Democratic Socialists, a situation that has prompted concern among conservative and libertarian college students who do not receive credit for similar measures.

    The Young Democratic Socialists work with administrators to help their campus student leaders secure academic credit, but declined to The College Fix to say which campuses have made such arrangements through the program.

    “We do not have a standing list of schools which provide credit, rather, if a student expresses interest, we work with them to find out if their school would do so,” DSA National Director Maria Svart told The College Fix in an email.

    “Sick of politics as usual? Questioning capitalism? You are not alone! … We are currently looking for young, motivated democratic socialists to organize and lead active Young Democratic Socialists chapters at their colleges and universities,” the email stated.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200106-colleges-to-give-students-academic-credit-for-pushing-socialism-on-campus/

  384. $74486366 says:

    Colleges To Give Students Academic Credit For Pushing Socialism On Campus…
    Via College Fix:

    College students can earn academic credit for promoting socialist causes on their campuses through a program run by the Young Democratic Socialists, a situation that has prompted concern among conservative and libertarian college students who do not receive credit for similar measures.

    The Young Democratic Socialists work with administrators to help their campus student leaders secure academic credit, but declined to The College Fix to say which campuses have made such arrangements through the program.

    “We do not have a standing list of schools which provide credit, rather, if a student expresses interest, we work with them to find out if their school would do so,” DSA National Director Maria Svart told The College Fix in an email.

    “Sick of politics as usual? Questioning capitalism? You are not alone! … We are currently looking for young, motivated democratic socialists to organize and lead active Young Democratic Socialists chapters at their colleges and universities,” the email stated.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200106-colleges-to-give-students-academic-credit-for-pushing-socialism-on-campus/

  385. Petterssonp says:

    D W-S now promoted to non-person
    Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been purged. This will only get better with time…

    The train is pulling into the station! – See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/d-w-s-now-promoted-to-non-person-t14908.html

  386. $74486366 says:

    D W-S now promoted to non-person
    Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been purged. This will only get better with time…

    The train is pulling into the station! – See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/d-w-s-now-promoted-to-non-person-t14908.html

  387. Petterssonp says:

    Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession
    (Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

    Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-usa-secession-exclusive-idUSKBN0HE19U20140919

  388. $74486366 says:

    Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession
    (Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

    Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-usa-secession-exclusive-idUSKBN0HE19U20140919

  389. Petterssonp says:

    Gallup: 60% of Americans Don’t Trust News Media
    (CNSNews.com) – The latest Gallup survey on Americans’ trust in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” shows that a combined 60% said they had “not very much” trust and “none at all.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/gallup-60-americans-dont-trust-news-media

  390. $74486366 says:

    Gallup: 60% of Americans Don’t Trust News Media
    (CNSNews.com) – The latest Gallup survey on Americans’ trust in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” shows that a combined 60% said they had “not very much” trust and “none at all.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/gallup-60-americans-dont-trust-news-media

  391. Petterssonp says:

    Bill Gates’ ‘Big History Project’ Teaches Kids Climate Change and Population Stagnation
    The best—or the worst—idea Bill Gates has come up with, depending on whether your school system is being funded by the Gates Foundation to pilot the “history” curriculum he recently developed that is being praised by the New York Times, is something called the Big History Project. An “integration” of astronomy, geology, and a tiny bit of history, it is described as an example of inter-disciplinary thinking with big ideas.

    What are some of the big ideas? The last “threshold,” or big unit of study, is the “modern” age, that is, when pre-historic man first appears and later comes to dominate the world. It ends with the voice-over narrator warning viewers: “At present, we can see both dangerous trends, such as global warming and the continued existence of nuclear weapons, as well as positive trends, such as increased collaboration in dealing with climate change, a slowing in population growth, and an acceleration in our knowledge about the biosphere.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/sandra-stotsky/bill-gates-big-history-project-teaches-kids-climate-change-and-population

  392. $74486366 says:

    Bill Gates’ ‘Big History Project’ Teaches Kids Climate Change and Population Stagnation
    The best—or the worst—idea Bill Gates has come up with, depending on whether your school system is being funded by the Gates Foundation to pilot the “history” curriculum he recently developed that is being praised by the New York Times, is something called the Big History Project. An “integration” of astronomy, geology, and a tiny bit of history, it is described as an example of inter-disciplinary thinking with big ideas.

    What are some of the big ideas? The last “threshold,” or big unit of study, is the “modern” age, that is, when pre-historic man first appears and later comes to dominate the world. It ends with the voice-over narrator warning viewers: “At present, we can see both dangerous trends, such as global warming and the continued existence of nuclear weapons, as well as positive trends, such as increased collaboration in dealing with climate change, a slowing in population growth, and an acceleration in our knowledge about the biosphere.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/sandra-stotsky/bill-gates-big-history-project-teaches-kids-climate-change-and-population

  393. Petterssonp says:

    Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.

    Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun.

    Sufficient reason? Have you seen that cute piece of parchment housed in the National Archives building lately? In short, anyone hoping to possess the tools necessary for adequate self-defense will be required to convince a group of bureaucrats and police brass (the same bureaucrats and police brass that originally thought handguns should be completely banished from the district) that there is a “sufficient” reason for armed protection.

    Apparently you need to have the date and time of your future mugging handy when applying. “Excuse me, I would like to get a carry license, because someone is going to try to attack me next Friday at 10:30 pm…”
    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/michaelschaus/2014/09/19/washington-dc-maintains-its-prohibition-on-the-second-amendment-n1893843

  394. $74486366 says:

    Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.

    Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun.

    Sufficient reason? Have you seen that cute piece of parchment housed in the National Archives building lately? In short, anyone hoping to possess the tools necessary for adequate self-defense will be required to convince a group of bureaucrats and police brass (the same bureaucrats and police brass that originally thought handguns should be completely banished from the district) that there is a “sufficient” reason for armed protection.

    Apparently you need to have the date and time of your future mugging handy when applying. “Excuse me, I would like to get a carry license, because someone is going to try to attack me next Friday at 10:30 pm…”
    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/michaelschaus/2014/09/19/washington-dc-maintains-its-prohibition-on-the-second-amendment-n1893843

  395. Petterssonp says:

    ‘We’re screwed’! This Ebola Voxsplanation might make you a little nervous
    If there’s one thing you can count on Vox to do, it’s to get stuff completely wrong. Is today any different?

    Ezra Klein @ezraklein
    It is very, very unlikely that Ebola could mutate into an airborne disease http://bit.ly/1sDXsD1
    Why Ebola is very unlikely to go airborne

    The odds of a mutation that makes Ebola airborne are remote, experts say.

    Oh, Vox says we don’t really have to worry about Ebola going airborne? Yeah, sorry, but given their track record:

    Michael Goldfarb @thegoldfarb
    like Russia invading Ukraine unlikely? RT @ezraklein: It is very, very unlikely that Ebola could mutate into an airborne disease

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/19/were-screwed-this-ebola-voxsplanation-might-make-you-a-little-nervous/

  396. $74486366 says:

    ‘We’re screwed’! This Ebola Voxsplanation might make you a little nervous
    If there’s one thing you can count on Vox to do, it’s to get stuff completely wrong. Is today any different?

    Ezra Klein @ezraklein
    It is very, very unlikely that Ebola could mutate into an airborne disease http://bit.ly/1sDXsD1
    Why Ebola is very unlikely to go airborne

    The odds of a mutation that makes Ebola airborne are remote, experts say.

    Oh, Vox says we don’t really have to worry about Ebola going airborne? Yeah, sorry, but given their track record:

    Michael Goldfarb @thegoldfarb
    like Russia invading Ukraine unlikely? RT @ezraklein: It is very, very unlikely that Ebola could mutate into an airborne disease

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/19/were-screwed-this-ebola-voxsplanation-might-make-you-a-little-nervous/

  397. Petterssonp says:

    AP: 8 Ways The Obama Admin Is Blocking Information, “Day To Day Intimidation Is Chilling”
    According to Buzbee, “the (Obama) administration is significantly worse than previous administrations.” Control the flow of information, control the people…

    Via AP:

    The fight for access to public information has never been harder, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said recently at a joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers. The problem extends across the entire federal government and is now trickling down to state and local governments.

    Here is Buzbee’s list of eight ways the Obama administration is making it hard for journalists to find information and cover the news:

    1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200170-ap-8-ways-the-obama-admin-is-blocking-information-day-to-day-intimidation-is-chilling/

  398. $74486366 says:

    AP: 8 Ways The Obama Admin Is Blocking Information, “Day To Day Intimidation Is Chilling”
    According to Buzbee, “the (Obama) administration is significantly worse than previous administrations.” Control the flow of information, control the people…

    Via AP:

    The fight for access to public information has never been harder, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said recently at a joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers. The problem extends across the entire federal government and is now trickling down to state and local governments.

    Here is Buzbee’s list of eight ways the Obama administration is making it hard for journalists to find information and cover the news:

    1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200170-ap-8-ways-the-obama-admin-is-blocking-information-day-to-day-intimidation-is-chilling/

  399. Petterssonp says:

    The limited impact of Occupy Wall Street
    Three years on, most Americans say that the Occupy Wall Street movement had no impact

    Three years ago the protesters at Zuccotti Park were settling down for their second night camping in the heart of New York City’s financial district. Over the next few months the camp, and its offshoots around the country, would come to dominate the national headlines. Three years on, however, the movement’s stated goals of a more equal America seem as far away as ever. And, unlike the Tea Party, which also emerged in the wake of the financial crisis, Occupy Wall Street has not had much impact on major parties and their policies.

    The latest research from YouGov shows that most Americans (55%) say that the Occupy Wall Street movement has had no impact on the country. Overall, only 18% say that it had a positive impact, while 27% say that its impact was negative. Democrats are the most likely to say its impact was positive (28%) and to say that it had no impact (58%). Most independents say that it had no impact (55%), but 30% think that it had a negative impact. Fully 41% of Republicans, however, think that the movement’s impact was negative while 50% think it had no impact.
    http://today.yougov.com/news/2014/09/18/occupy-wall-street/

  400. $74486366 says:

    The limited impact of Occupy Wall Street
    Three years on, most Americans say that the Occupy Wall Street movement had no impact

    Three years ago the protesters at Zuccotti Park were settling down for their second night camping in the heart of New York City’s financial district. Over the next few months the camp, and its offshoots around the country, would come to dominate the national headlines. Three years on, however, the movement’s stated goals of a more equal America seem as far away as ever. And, unlike the Tea Party, which also emerged in the wake of the financial crisis, Occupy Wall Street has not had much impact on major parties and their policies.

    The latest research from YouGov shows that most Americans (55%) say that the Occupy Wall Street movement has had no impact on the country. Overall, only 18% say that it had a positive impact, while 27% say that its impact was negative. Democrats are the most likely to say its impact was positive (28%) and to say that it had no impact (58%). Most independents say that it had no impact (55%), but 30% think that it had a negative impact. Fully 41% of Republicans, however, think that the movement’s impact was negative while 50% think it had no impact.
    http://today.yougov.com/news/2014/09/18/occupy-wall-street/

  401. Petterssonp says:

    These days, Democrats aren’t talking much about Obama in congressional speeches
    The gap is particularly notable in the last year as seen in the chart above by the Sunlight Foundation, which measures how often any given word is spoken against all words in floor speeches and debates collected by the Congressional Record. Last fall, at the height of the government shutdown and the Obamacare rollout, Republicans were predictably discussing (bashing) Obama more.

    But the trend has continued.

    Much has been written this election cycle about the Democrats distancing themselves from Obama ahead of the midterm elections. Some Democratic candidates in tough races regularly emphasize their differences with the president. And Obama is persona non grata on the campaign trail (unless it’s inside private high-dollar fundraiser dinners).
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/09/20/these-days-democrats-arent-talking-much-about-obama-in-congressional-speeches/

  402. $74486366 says:

    These days, Democrats aren’t talking much about Obama in congressional speeches
    The gap is particularly notable in the last year as seen in the chart above by the Sunlight Foundation, which measures how often any given word is spoken against all words in floor speeches and debates collected by the Congressional Record. Last fall, at the height of the government shutdown and the Obamacare rollout, Republicans were predictably discussing (bashing) Obama more.

    But the trend has continued.

    Much has been written this election cycle about the Democrats distancing themselves from Obama ahead of the midterm elections. Some Democratic candidates in tough races regularly emphasize their differences with the president. And Obama is persona non grata on the campaign trail (unless it’s inside private high-dollar fundraiser dinners).
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/09/20/these-days-democrats-arent-talking-much-about-obama-in-congressional-speeches/

  403. Petterssonp says:

    Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement’s Reach… Yet.
    It’s important to take a minute, however, to note that this does not mean that the police can’t get to your data. What Apple has done here is create for themselves plausible deniability in what they will do for law enforcement. If we take this statement at face value, what has likely happened in iOS 8 is that photos, messages, and other sensitive data, which was previously only encrypted with hardware-based keys, is now being encrypted with keys derived from a PIN or passcode. No doubt this does improve security for everyone, by marrying encryption to the PIN (something they ought to have been doing all along). While it’s technically possible to brute force a PIN code, that doesn’t mean it’s technically feasible, and thus lets Apple off the hook in terms of legal obligation. Add a complex passcode into the mix, and it gets even uglier, having to choose any of a number of dictionary style attacks to get into your encrypted data. By redesigning the file system in this fashion (if this is the case), Apple has afforded themselves the ability to say, “the phone’s data is encrypted with a PIN or passphrase, and so we’re not legally required to hack it for you guys, so go pound sand”. I am quite impressed, Mr. Cook! That took courage… but it does not mean that your data is beyond law enforcement’s reach.
    http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=3875

  404. $74486366 says:

    Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement’s Reach… Yet.
    It’s important to take a minute, however, to note that this does not mean that the police can’t get to your data. What Apple has done here is create for themselves plausible deniability in what they will do for law enforcement. If we take this statement at face value, what has likely happened in iOS 8 is that photos, messages, and other sensitive data, which was previously only encrypted with hardware-based keys, is now being encrypted with keys derived from a PIN or passcode. No doubt this does improve security for everyone, by marrying encryption to the PIN (something they ought to have been doing all along). While it’s technically possible to brute force a PIN code, that doesn’t mean it’s technically feasible, and thus lets Apple off the hook in terms of legal obligation. Add a complex passcode into the mix, and it gets even uglier, having to choose any of a number of dictionary style attacks to get into your encrypted data. By redesigning the file system in this fashion (if this is the case), Apple has afforded themselves the ability to say, “the phone’s data is encrypted with a PIN or passphrase, and so we’re not legally required to hack it for you guys, so go pound sand”. I am quite impressed, Mr. Cook! That took courage… but it does not mean that your data is beyond law enforcement’s reach.
    http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=3875

  405. Petterssonp says:

    ‘Cartel Threatening a Blood Bath’: Huge Border Protest Was Just Cancelled for a Disturbing Reason (UPDATE)
    UPDATE (9:30 a.m. EDT): One of the “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” organizers has shed more light on why the protest was called off hours before it was supposed to begin: cartel threats.

    “It was [a] cartel threatening a blood bath, [Facebook] hits coming [en] masse from Mexico,” Stasyi Barth told TheBlaze Saturday. “One of the organizers was being followed and was verbally told not to go.”

    The plan had been to take a stand for American sovereignty, with ordinary citizens taking action to block the ports of entry along the U.S. border.

    But early Saturday morning, a lead organizer of the “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” protest pulled the plug: Because of “an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to attendees,” the event was cancelled mere hours before it was supposed to begin.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/20/cancelled-facing-threat-of-mass-violence-organizer-nixes-border-protest-hours-before-it-was-supposed-to-start/

  406. $74486366 says:

    ‘Cartel Threatening a Blood Bath’: Huge Border Protest Was Just Cancelled for a Disturbing Reason (UPDATE)
    UPDATE (9:30 a.m. EDT): One of the “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” organizers has shed more light on why the protest was called off hours before it was supposed to begin: cartel threats.

    “It was [a] cartel threatening a blood bath, [Facebook] hits coming [en] masse from Mexico,” Stasyi Barth told TheBlaze Saturday. “One of the organizers was being followed and was verbally told not to go.”

    The plan had been to take a stand for American sovereignty, with ordinary citizens taking action to block the ports of entry along the U.S. border.

    But early Saturday morning, a lead organizer of the “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” protest pulled the plug: Because of “an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to attendees,” the event was cancelled mere hours before it was supposed to begin.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/20/cancelled-facing-threat-of-mass-violence-organizer-nixes-border-protest-hours-before-it-was-supposed-to-start/

  407. Petterssonp says:

    Following Scotland’s lead: 25% of USA residents open to breaking away
    Americans were… unimpressed. First, the lack of exit polling and the methodical counting of votes ensured that those watching the coverage of the independence ballot had to wait until the late hours of the evening to get a clear picture of the results. Who doesn’t project election outcomes these days? Second, Americans clearly know how to organize secessionist movements far better than do their Scottish brethren.

    While most of them end in defeat, or even blood, there has always been an undercurrent of secessionism running beneath the surface of the North American union of states. In spite of a general lack of legitimate grievances, one in four Americans are perfectly comfortable with breaking away from the Union even today.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/19/dear-scotland-americans-know-how-to-do-secession-25-of-usa-residents-open-to-breaking-away/

  408. $74486366 says:

    Following Scotland’s lead: 25% of USA residents open to breaking away
    Americans were… unimpressed. First, the lack of exit polling and the methodical counting of votes ensured that those watching the coverage of the independence ballot had to wait until the late hours of the evening to get a clear picture of the results. Who doesn’t project election outcomes these days? Second, Americans clearly know how to organize secessionist movements far better than do their Scottish brethren.

    While most of them end in defeat, or even blood, there has always been an undercurrent of secessionism running beneath the surface of the North American union of states. In spite of a general lack of legitimate grievances, one in four Americans are perfectly comfortable with breaking away from the Union even today.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/19/dear-scotland-americans-know-how-to-do-secession-25-of-usa-residents-open-to-breaking-away/

  409. Petterssonp says:

    “Climate Science Is Not Settled”
    It is not often that you see someone of Steven Koonin’s prominence publicly immolate his future in Democratic Party politics and perhaps in the senior reaches of academia at the same time. But that’s what Koonin does today with his Wall Street Journal feature “Climate Science Is Not Settled.” Koonin served in the first term of the Obama administration as the undersecretary of science in the Department of Energy; he was previously provost at CalTech, and was head scientist for BP’s research on renewable and low-carbon energy.

    Koonin is no climate skeptic, but after today’s article that departs from the “97 percent” party line, it is impossible that environmental groups will allow him to be nominated by a Democratic president for any position, unless it was a minor consular post in Micronesia to stash him away somewhere out of sight. (Just look back on how the greens opposed Cass Sunstein’s nomination to OMB, because—gasp!—Sunstein has nice things to say about cost-benefit analysis.)
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/09/climate-science-is-not-settled.php

  410. $74486366 says:

    “Climate Science Is Not Settled”
    It is not often that you see someone of Steven Koonin’s prominence publicly immolate his future in Democratic Party politics and perhaps in the senior reaches of academia at the same time. But that’s what Koonin does today with his Wall Street Journal feature “Climate Science Is Not Settled.” Koonin served in the first term of the Obama administration as the undersecretary of science in the Department of Energy; he was previously provost at CalTech, and was head scientist for BP’s research on renewable and low-carbon energy.

    Koonin is no climate skeptic, but after today’s article that departs from the “97 percent” party line, it is impossible that environmental groups will allow him to be nominated by a Democratic president for any position, unless it was a minor consular post in Micronesia to stash him away somewhere out of sight. (Just look back on how the greens opposed Cass Sunstein’s nomination to OMB, because—gasp!—Sunstein has nice things to say about cost-benefit analysis.)
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/09/climate-science-is-not-settled.php

  411. Petterssonp says:

    Reps. Diane Black and Ted Poe introduced the FIREARM Act
    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Diane Black (R-TN-06) and Ted Poe (R-TX-02) introduced the FIREARM (Freedom From Intrusive Regulatory Enforcement of Arbitrary Registration Mandates) Act – legislation to prohibit the federal government from requiring race or ethnicity to be disclosed in connection with the purchase of a firearm. In 2012, the Obama Administration quietly began requiring the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to record firearms purchasers’ race and ethnicity.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/19/reps-diane-black-and-ted-poe-introduced-the-firearm-act/

  412. $74486366 says:

    Reps. Diane Black and Ted Poe introduced the FIREARM Act
    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Diane Black (R-TN-06) and Ted Poe (R-TX-02) introduced the FIREARM (Freedom From Intrusive Regulatory Enforcement of Arbitrary Registration Mandates) Act – legislation to prohibit the federal government from requiring race or ethnicity to be disclosed in connection with the purchase of a firearm. In 2012, the Obama Administration quietly began requiring the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to record firearms purchasers’ race and ethnicity.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/19/reps-diane-black-and-ted-poe-introduced-the-firearm-act/

  413. Petterssonp says:

    Top Ten Reasons I’m Not A Democrat

    Top 10 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=p9sAXqVVhNM

    Absolute gold, Elly Maye! Of course, there are many other reasons. My suggestion? Make it a video series…
    http://weaselzippers.us/200313-top-ten-reasons-im-not-a-democrat/

  414. $74486366 says:

    Top Ten Reasons I’m Not A Democrat

    Top 10 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=p9sAXqVVhNM

    Absolute gold, Elly Maye! Of course, there are many other reasons. My suggestion? Make it a video series…
    http://weaselzippers.us/200313-top-ten-reasons-im-not-a-democrat/

  415. Petterssonp says:

    With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns
    ‘I’d feel safer in a country where I was legally allowed to carry around a firearm’
    Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws.

    With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting.

    It appears Australians are finally understanding the importance of gun ownership and craving it at a time when the world is increasingly unsafe.

    “I’ll tell you this point blank: I’d feel safer in a country where I was legally allowed to carry around a firearm,” says J. Coughran, 30, a businessman.

    It is times like these that Americans should thank God that they have the Second Amendment and crush any effort or force seeking to weaken or remove it.

    Right now, they are the envy of a growing number of Australians who wish they were armed.
    http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/with-isis-arrests-australians-wishing-they-had-guns/

  416. $74486366 says:

    With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns
    ‘I’d feel safer in a country where I was legally allowed to carry around a firearm’
    Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws.

    With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting.

    It appears Australians are finally understanding the importance of gun ownership and craving it at a time when the world is increasingly unsafe.

    “I’ll tell you this point blank: I’d feel safer in a country where I was legally allowed to carry around a firearm,” says J. Coughran, 30, a businessman.

    It is times like these that Americans should thank God that they have the Second Amendment and crush any effort or force seeking to weaken or remove it.

    Right now, they are the envy of a growing number of Australians who wish they were armed.
    http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/with-isis-arrests-australians-wishing-they-had-guns/

  417. Petterssonp says:

    Resolved: Strewn ‘Climate March’ trash was most likely caused by climate change
    Background: Many of the Grand Guardians of Mother Earth at Sunday’s “People’s Climate March” in NYC left offerings to the hypocrisy gods:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByGI2NfIYAApa1h.jpg:small
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByGI3lNIYAEQEvP.jpg:small

    These are incredible: “Capitalism has no solutions for climate change” reads the sign, which was recorded for posterity by Apple and Samsung smart phones while no doubt many who tossed Starbucks cups and Gatorade bottles on the ground nodded in agreement:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByEqPc9CcAAj4mA.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByEu8SAIUAA5VNj.jpg
    Xavier Cluckman @xavierdreyman
    Seems like a group wanting to “save the planet” would have brought trash bags. @flyoverangel @vickikellar pic.twitter.com/ds9RgymdWP”
    5:15 PM – 21 Sep 2014

    http://michellemalkin.com/?p=159652

  418. $74486366 says:

    Resolved: Strewn ‘Climate March’ trash was most likely caused by climate change
    Background: Many of the Grand Guardians of Mother Earth at Sunday’s “People’s Climate March” in NYC left offerings to the hypocrisy gods:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByGI2NfIYAApa1h.jpg:small
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByGI3lNIYAEQEvP.jpg:small

    These are incredible: “Capitalism has no solutions for climate change” reads the sign, which was recorded for posterity by Apple and Samsung smart phones while no doubt many who tossed Starbucks cups and Gatorade bottles on the ground nodded in agreement:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByEqPc9CcAAj4mA.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByEu8SAIUAA5VNj.jpg
    Xavier Cluckman @xavierdreyman
    Seems like a group wanting to “save the planet” would have brought trash bags. @flyoverangel @vickikellar pic.twitter.com/ds9RgymdWP”
    5:15 PM – 21 Sep 2014

    http://michellemalkin.com/?p=159652

  419. Petterssonp says:

    Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence
    Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

    “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

    Lerner, who sat down with POLITICO in an exclusive two-hour session, has been painted in one dimension: as a powerful bureaucrat scheming with the Obama administration to cripple right-leaning nonprofits. Interviews with about 20 of her colleagues, friends and critics and a survey of emails and other IRS documents, however, reveal a much more complicated figure than the caricature she’s become in the public eye.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/lois-lerner-breaks-silence-irs-scandal-111181.html

  420. $74486366 says:

    Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence
    Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

    “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

    Lerner, who sat down with POLITICO in an exclusive two-hour session, has been painted in one dimension: as a powerful bureaucrat scheming with the Obama administration to cripple right-leaning nonprofits. Interviews with about 20 of her colleagues, friends and critics and a survey of emails and other IRS documents, however, reveal a much more complicated figure than the caricature she’s become in the public eye.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/lois-lerner-breaks-silence-irs-scandal-111181.html

  421. Petterssonp says:

    Reason Magazine actually asked climate protesters what they want to do, and it’s hilarious
    Those in politics who spend much of their time railing about the dangers associated with anthropogenic climate change will often assert that the public largely shares their concerns about catastrophic climate shifts. You rarely hear from those oft-cited members of the public who are supposedly alarmed by climate change alarmism. Reason Magazine’s Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business Network’s The Independents, revealed why that is when he took to the People’s Climate March in New York City this weekend armed with a camera and a microphone.

    Unsurprisingly, the People’s March more resembled a throwback anti-capitalism protest than it did a climate rally. When Foster asked random protesters what they wanted to see done to address climate change, those who did not merely say they wanted to see a “coming together” and a general raising of “awareness” usually promoted familiar policies that would achieve the deindustrialization of the first world originally espoused by the Soviets and their allies.

    One protester said his “movement” was preparing to mount a “resistance” and lead an “actual revolution” that would lead to a “whole new society.” … Sounds familiar. What kind of new society, Foster pressed. A “socialist” one, the protester replied.

    One relatively older rally attendee – most of the protesters Foster spoke with were silver-haired – insisted that hydraulic fracturing, a process which was proven safe again at the conclusion of a study funded by National Science Foundation and Duke University study, should be criminalized.

    “Capitalism destroys the planet,” one large banner promoted by representatives with RevCom.us read. “We need revolution. Nothing less!”

    “We live in a grotesque era where we have everything we want right now,” one protester told Foster, graciously packaging her entire movement up in one self-hating nutshell.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/22/reason-magazine-actually-asked-climate-protesters-what-they-want-to-do-and-its-hilarious/

    What We Saw at the People’s Climate March
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YZlsKvOkHIY
    Published on Sep 21, 2014

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City today to call for more action to combat global warming, in what organizers are calling the largest climate change march in history. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, was on the scene for Reason TV talking to the participants.

  422. $74486366 says:

    Reason Magazine actually asked climate protesters what they want to do, and it’s hilarious
    Those in politics who spend much of their time railing about the dangers associated with anthropogenic climate change will often assert that the public largely shares their concerns about catastrophic climate shifts. You rarely hear from those oft-cited members of the public who are supposedly alarmed by climate change alarmism. Reason Magazine’s Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business Network’s The Independents, revealed why that is when he took to the People’s Climate March in New York City this weekend armed with a camera and a microphone.

    Unsurprisingly, the People’s March more resembled a throwback anti-capitalism protest than it did a climate rally. When Foster asked random protesters what they wanted to see done to address climate change, those who did not merely say they wanted to see a “coming together” and a general raising of “awareness” usually promoted familiar policies that would achieve the deindustrialization of the first world originally espoused by the Soviets and their allies.

    One protester said his “movement” was preparing to mount a “resistance” and lead an “actual revolution” that would lead to a “whole new society.” … Sounds familiar. What kind of new society, Foster pressed. A “socialist” one, the protester replied.

    One relatively older rally attendee – most of the protesters Foster spoke with were silver-haired – insisted that hydraulic fracturing, a process which was proven safe again at the conclusion of a study funded by National Science Foundation and Duke University study, should be criminalized.

    “Capitalism destroys the planet,” one large banner promoted by representatives with RevCom.us read. “We need revolution. Nothing less!”

    “We live in a grotesque era where we have everything we want right now,” one protester told Foster, graciously packaging her entire movement up in one self-hating nutshell.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/22/reason-magazine-actually-asked-climate-protesters-what-they-want-to-do-and-its-hilarious/

    What We Saw at the People’s Climate March
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YZlsKvOkHIY
    Published on Sep 21, 2014

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City today to call for more action to combat global warming, in what organizers are calling the largest climate change march in history. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, was on the scene for Reason TV talking to the participants.

  423. Petterssonp says:

    Panetta: Obama’s bad decisions on Syria and Iraq led to rise of ISIS
    It is not merely the military who are subtly expressing their concerns over Obama’s handling of the crisis in the Middle East. Obama’s former secretary of defense and director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, came out Sunday night and sharply criticized the president for failing to address the crisis in Syria earlier. He said that Obama ignored his national security advisors when he failed to arm the Syrian rebels and pulled all U.S. troops out of Iraq; actions which led to the rise of ISIS.

    “I really thought that it was important for us to maintain a presence in Iraq,” Panetta told CBS News host Scott Pelley. “The decision was that we ought to at least try to maintain 8,000 to 10,000 U.S. troops there, plus keeping some of our intelligence personnel in place, to be able to continue the momentum in the right direction.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/22/obama-syria-iraq-panetta/

  424. $74486366 says:

    Panetta: Obama’s bad decisions on Syria and Iraq led to rise of ISIS
    It is not merely the military who are subtly expressing their concerns over Obama’s handling of the crisis in the Middle East. Obama’s former secretary of defense and director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, came out Sunday night and sharply criticized the president for failing to address the crisis in Syria earlier. He said that Obama ignored his national security advisors when he failed to arm the Syrian rebels and pulled all U.S. troops out of Iraq; actions which led to the rise of ISIS.

    “I really thought that it was important for us to maintain a presence in Iraq,” Panetta told CBS News host Scott Pelley. “The decision was that we ought to at least try to maintain 8,000 to 10,000 U.S. troops there, plus keeping some of our intelligence personnel in place, to be able to continue the momentum in the right direction.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/22/obama-syria-iraq-panetta/

  425. Petterssonp says:

    Lois Lerner Breaks Silence: “I’m Not Sorry For Anything I Did”…
    Via Politico:

    Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

    Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

    “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

    Lerner, who sat down with POLITICO in an exclusive two-hour session, has been painted in one dimension: as a powerful bureaucrat scheming with the Obama administration to cripple right-leaning nonprofits. Interviews with about 20 of her colleagues, friends and critics and a survey of emails and other IRS documents, however, reveal a much more complicated figure than the caricature she’s become in the public eye.

    The portrait that emerges shows Lerner is, indeed, fierce, unapologetic and perhaps even tone-deaf when she says things that show her Democratic leanings. She had a quick temper and may have intimidated co-workers who could have helped her out of this mess. It’s easy to see how Republicans have seized on the image of a devilish figure cracking down on conservative nonprofits. […]

    “Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” the 63-year-old said.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200386-lois-lerner-breaks-silence-im-not-sorry-for-anything-i-did/

  426. $74486366 says:

    Lois Lerner Breaks Silence: “I’m Not Sorry For Anything I Did”…
    Via Politico:

    Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

    Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

    “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

    Lerner, who sat down with POLITICO in an exclusive two-hour session, has been painted in one dimension: as a powerful bureaucrat scheming with the Obama administration to cripple right-leaning nonprofits. Interviews with about 20 of her colleagues, friends and critics and a survey of emails and other IRS documents, however, reveal a much more complicated figure than the caricature she’s become in the public eye.

    The portrait that emerges shows Lerner is, indeed, fierce, unapologetic and perhaps even tone-deaf when she says things that show her Democratic leanings. She had a quick temper and may have intimidated co-workers who could have helped her out of this mess. It’s easy to see how Republicans have seized on the image of a devilish figure cracking down on conservative nonprofits. […]

    “Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” the 63-year-old said.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200386-lois-lerner-breaks-silence-im-not-sorry-for-anything-i-did/

  427. Petterssonp says:

    Obama’s lawless immigration plan is a gift to the 1 percent
    Unlike most political issues, immigration is not really a right vs. left or Republican vs. Democrat issue. Instead, immigration is better understood as an elite vs. public issue where the elite in our society tends to support higher levels of immigration and where the general public tends to support lower levels of immigration. For politicians of all political stripes, the question on immigration is whether they will side with the elite or the public.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/218395-obamas-lawless-immigration-plan-is-a-gift-to-the-1-percent

  428. $74486366 says:

    Obama’s lawless immigration plan is a gift to the 1 percent
    Unlike most political issues, immigration is not really a right vs. left or Republican vs. Democrat issue. Instead, immigration is better understood as an elite vs. public issue where the elite in our society tends to support higher levels of immigration and where the general public tends to support lower levels of immigration. For politicians of all political stripes, the question on immigration is whether they will side with the elite or the public.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/218395-obamas-lawless-immigration-plan-is-a-gift-to-the-1-percent

  429. Petterssonp says:

    Newly Uncovered Correspondence From Hillary Clinton To Saul Alinsky
    Ohh, the early training of Hillary! Alinsky’s secretary writes to Hillary, “Since I know his feelings for you”…

    Via WFB:

    NOTE: READ THE HILLARY CLINTON-SAUL ALINSKY LETTERS HERE.

    Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

    Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.

    Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.

    The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation, a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky, which are housed at the University of Texas at Austin.

    The letters also suggest that Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a deeper influence on Clinton’s early political views than previously known.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200380-newly-uncovered-letters-from-hillary-clinton-to-saul-alinsky/

  430. $74486366 says:

    Newly Uncovered Correspondence From Hillary Clinton To Saul Alinsky
    Ohh, the early training of Hillary! Alinsky’s secretary writes to Hillary, “Since I know his feelings for you”…

    Via WFB:

    NOTE: READ THE HILLARY CLINTON-SAUL ALINSKY LETTERS HERE.

    Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

    Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.

    Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.

    The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation, a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky, which are housed at the University of Texas at Austin.

    The letters also suggest that Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a deeper influence on Clinton’s early political views than previously known.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200380-newly-uncovered-letters-from-hillary-clinton-to-saul-alinsky/

  431. Petterssonp says:

    White House fence has evolved, from a wrought-iron decoration to a line of defense
    The fence itself is 7 feet, 6 inches tall. It is made of evenly spaced iron bars, mounted in a Virginia sandstone base. At the top of the bars — the last physical obstacle between the public sidewalk and the knob on the White House door — are little spear points, called finials.

    Over the last 49 years, a lot of things have changed on the north side of the White House compound. Outside the grounds, the street is studded with car-stopping bollards, the result of 1980s fears about truck bombs. Pennsylvania Avenue — once a busy, honking commuter route — is quiet and empty, closed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Inside, special teams were deployed to send attack dogs after intruders who made it to the lawn.

    What hasn’t changed is the fence between them.

    It has looked the same since the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, when the government largely replaced a 19th-century iron fence with a new one that was at least eight inches taller.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-fence-has-evolved-from-a-wrought-iron-decoration-to-a-line-of-defense/2014/09/22/e5f21898-4294-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html

  432. $74486366 says:

    Socialism means slavery. – Lord Acton

  433. Petterssonp says:

    Global Cooling Global Warming Climate Change Climate Disruption

    French Foreign Minister Wants People To Stop Using Term “Climate Change,” Start Using “Climate Disruption”…
    Now, everyone freak out over the threat of global warming climate change climate disruption!
    (Reuters) – On the eve of Tuesday’s U.N. climate summit, the United Nations chief underscored the urgent need to tackle climate change by moving toward an energy-efficient, low-carbon global economy.

    Speaking at the opening of Climate Week NYC, a set of more than 140 climate-related events across the city, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had noticed much more urgency to address climate change than he had seen in previous U.N. gatherings on the issue in 2007 and in 2009, when governments failed at a Copenhagen conference to agree a new binding climate treaty. […]

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who also marched on Sunday, said people ought to “act every day as though every week should be a climate week”.

    France has been chosen to host key U.N. climate talks in December 2015, where governments are due to agree a new global deal to tackle climate change. Paris is already working to bring nations together in a united effort, Fabius said.

    “If we let emissions grow, catastrophic climate change will accelerate,” he said. That would mean more droughts, floods, human misery and international security challenges.

    “I don’t use the term climate change – I think the more accurate term is climate disruption,” he added.
    http://weaselzippers.us/200459-french-foreign-minister-wants-people-to-stop-using-term-climate-change-start-using-climate-disruption/

  434. $74486366 says:

    Global Cooling Global Warming Climate Change Climate Disruption

    French Foreign Minister Wants People To Stop Using Term “Climate Change,” Start Using “Climate Disruption”…
    Now, everyone freak out over the threat of global warming climate change climate disruption!
    (Reuters) – On the eve of Tuesday’s U.N. climate summit, the United Nations chief underscored the urgent need to tackle climate change by moving toward an energy-efficient, low-carbon global economy.

    Speaking at the opening of Climate Week NYC, a set of more than 140 climate-related events across the city, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had noticed much more urgency to address climate change than he had seen in previous U.N. gatherings on the issue in 2007 and in 2009, when governments failed at a Copenhagen conference to agree a new binding climate treaty. […]

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who also marched on Sunday, said people ought to “act every day as though every week should be a climate week”.

    France has been chosen to host key U.N. climate talks in December 2015, where governments are due to agree a new global deal to tackle climate change. Paris is already working to bring nations together in a united effort, Fabius said.

    “If we let emissions grow, catastrophic climate change will accelerate,” he said. That would mean more droughts, floods, human misery and international security challenges.

    “I don’t use the term climate change – I think the more accurate term is climate disruption,” he added.
    http://weaselzippers.us/200459-french-foreign-minister-wants-people-to-stop-using-term-climate-change-start-using-climate-disruption/

  435. Petterssonp says:

    Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?
    To bring you up to date in case you’re a low information voter or just kind of a doofus, President Barack Obama recently delivered an address to the nation in which he admitted that just about everything George W. Bush did in the Middle East was right, everything Obama himself said about Bush was wrong, and now we had to go back to war again because, dad gum it, he’d screwed the whole business up and only just realized his entire worldview was mistaken.

    He didn’t actually come out and say that. It was more like subtext.

    Anyway bottom line, Obama has declared that he is leading us from behind back to war with a bombing campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. This will be very different from our last war in Iraq — the one George W. Bush won — because there will be no American boots on the ground and therefore no danger of American deaths or victory.

    Another difference between this war in Iraq and the one we actually won will be that Obama has assembled a coalition of 9 allies, instead of going it alone with only 34 allies like Bush did. Also, he says he’ll be getting our friends in the region to give us help, like really inexpensive rugs, and maybe one of those souvenir knives with the curved blades that fit so neatly between the first and second thoracic vertebrae of the spine.

    Which brings us back to the subject of our hard hitting investigative report — our enemy: a reinvigorated version of Al Qaeda called ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or ISIS, the Islamic State In Iraq and Syria, or IS, the Islamic State or just a barbaric bunch of Islamic dirtbags… J.A.B.B.O.I.D.

    Always determined to get at the revolting truth, I personally assigned a crack team of seasoned investigators to find out if the president’s statement is true. Is ISIL Islamic?

    Yeah! The I – it stands for Islamic. It’s like the first letter in their name. I for Islamic. It didn’t actually take a crack team of investigators. I just looked it up. Sent Shapiro a bill for the investigators. But it was right there in Wikipedia. Islamic State. The name is the big clue. Also the fact that they murder innocent people in service to Allah. Frankly, I don’t know what the hell the president was talking about.
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/andrew-klavan-isis-islamic

  436. $74486366 says:

    Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?
    To bring you up to date in case you’re a low information voter or just kind of a doofus, President Barack Obama recently delivered an address to the nation in which he admitted that just about everything George W. Bush did in the Middle East was right, everything Obama himself said about Bush was wrong, and now we had to go back to war again because, dad gum it, he’d screwed the whole business up and only just realized his entire worldview was mistaken.

    He didn’t actually come out and say that. It was more like subtext.

    Anyway bottom line, Obama has declared that he is leading us from behind back to war with a bombing campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. This will be very different from our last war in Iraq — the one George W. Bush won — because there will be no American boots on the ground and therefore no danger of American deaths or victory.

    Another difference between this war in Iraq and the one we actually won will be that Obama has assembled a coalition of 9 allies, instead of going it alone with only 34 allies like Bush did. Also, he says he’ll be getting our friends in the region to give us help, like really inexpensive rugs, and maybe one of those souvenir knives with the curved blades that fit so neatly between the first and second thoracic vertebrae of the spine.

    Which brings us back to the subject of our hard hitting investigative report — our enemy: a reinvigorated version of Al Qaeda called ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or ISIS, the Islamic State In Iraq and Syria, or IS, the Islamic State or just a barbaric bunch of Islamic dirtbags… J.A.B.B.O.I.D.

    Always determined to get at the revolting truth, I personally assigned a crack team of seasoned investigators to find out if the president’s statement is true. Is ISIL Islamic?

    Yeah! The I – it stands for Islamic. It’s like the first letter in their name. I for Islamic. It didn’t actually take a crack team of investigators. I just looked it up. Sent Shapiro a bill for the investigators. But it was right there in Wikipedia. Islamic State. The name is the big clue. Also the fact that they murder innocent people in service to Allah. Frankly, I don’t know what the hell the president was talking about.
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/andrew-klavan-isis-islamic

    Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PVj3Ql46_Xw

  437. Petterssonp says:

    Andrew Klavan: Fake Climate Change
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qldJRY5aGaA
    Published on Jun 4, 2014
    In which our host, Andrew Klavan, takes a serious look at the biggest fake problem not actually facing our nation today: Global Warming.

  438. $74486366 says:

    Andrew Klavan: Fake Climate Change
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qldJRY5aGaA
    Published on Jun 4, 2014
    In which our host, Andrew Klavan, takes a serious look at the biggest fake problem not actually facing our nation today: Global Warming.

    Andrew Klavan: The Crisis of Fake Global Warming
    In which our host explores the biggest fake problem not actually facing our nation today: Global Warming!
    And the polar bears — oh, the polar bears! Studies reveal that over the last twenty years, as computer models of the climate have progressively damaged computer models of their habitat, the polar bear population has steadily increased. But that’s only in real life! In the computer models, the poor creatures are dropping like flies.

    Let’s examine the distorted facts. Between the years 1950 and 2000, the earth’s temperature increased approximately nine tenths of a degree Centigrade. Over the exact same period, the price of butter in Morris County New Jersey rose from 77 cents a pound to nearly four dollars. According to climate change logic, this means that if we give government the power to lower the price of butter in Morris County, the temperature should once again sink back to the levels of the 1950’s. And weren’t the 50‘s a fine old time! Who wouldn’t want those temperatures back again?
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/andrew-klavan-crisis-fake-global-warming

  439. Petterssonp says:

    Gabby Giffords’ ARS ‘Stalker’ Ad
    A new ad sponsored by Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun foundation, Americans for Responsible Solutions, has backfired and is hurting the candidate it was supposed to boost in the contentious Arizona elections.

    The 30-second TV ad entitled “Stalker Gap,” which was first published on September 16, aimed to bolster Giffords’ one-time aide and current Congressman Ron Barber by targeting Republican candidate Martha McSally. The ad states that McSally “opposes making it harder for stalkers to get a gun.”

    Enter the backfire: McSally herself was a victim of a violent stalker. She released a statement saying, “As someone who’s experienced being stalked, I know what it feels like to worry constantly about when and where your stalker will appear next and what he’ll do. I’ve had threats made against me and wasn’t even safe in my own home or my car where my stalker broke in and held me in a hostage-like situation. I’m not alone in having to defend myself against a stalker. Countless women go through the same suffering and intimidation, and for an outside group to tie me to the tragic occurrence of a stalker killing his victim, is not only personally offensive, it’s degrading to all women and victims who have experienced this pain.”
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/gabby-giffords-ars-stalker-ad-backfires#.

  440. $74486366 says:

    Gabby Giffords’ ARS ‘Stalker’ Ad
    A new ad sponsored by Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun foundation, Americans for Responsible Solutions, has backfired and is hurting the candidate it was supposed to boost in the contentious Arizona elections.

    The 30-second TV ad entitled “Stalker Gap,” which was first published on September 16, aimed to bolster Giffords’ one-time aide and current Congressman Ron Barber by targeting Republican candidate Martha McSally. The ad states that McSally “opposes making it harder for stalkers to get a gun.”

    Enter the backfire: McSally herself was a victim of a violent stalker. She released a statement saying, “As someone who’s experienced being stalked, I know what it feels like to worry constantly about when and where your stalker will appear next and what he’ll do. I’ve had threats made against me and wasn’t even safe in my own home or my car where my stalker broke in and held me in a hostage-like situation. I’m not alone in having to defend myself against a stalker. Countless women go through the same suffering and intimidation, and for an outside group to tie me to the tragic occurrence of a stalker killing his victim, is not only personally offensive, it’s degrading to all women and victims who have experienced this pain.”
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/gabby-giffords-ars-stalker-ad-backfires#.

  441. Petterssonp says:

    WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
    LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

    Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses. WHO officials say cases are continuing to increase exponentially and Ebola could sicken people for years to come without better control measures.

    CDC scientists conclude there may be as many as 21,000 reported and unreported cases in just those two countries as soon as the end of this month, according to a draft version of the report obtained by The Associated Press. They also predict that the two countries could have a staggering 550,000 to 1.4 million cases by late January.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/22/world-health-organization-ebola/16076067/

  442. $74486366 says:

    WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
    LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

    Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses. WHO officials say cases are continuing to increase exponentially and Ebola could sicken people for years to come without better control measures.

    CDC scientists conclude there may be as many as 21,000 reported and unreported cases in just those two countries as soon as the end of this month, according to a draft version of the report obtained by The Associated Press. They also predict that the two countries could have a staggering 550,000 to 1.4 million cases by late January.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/22/world-health-organization-ebola/16076067/

  443. Petterssonp says:

    US, Arab Partners Attack Terrorists in Syria; Cite ‘Imminent Attack Plotting Against U.S.’
    (CNSNews.com) – Widening its campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), the United States, joined by five Arab states, launched air and missile attacks against terrorist targets in northern Syria for the first time on Monday night.

    And the U.S., acting alone, also hit a group of al Qaeda veterans known as the Khorasan Group to disrupt “imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/us-arab-partners-attack-terrorists-syria-cite-imminent-attack

  444. $74486366 says:

    US, Arab Partners Attack Terrorists in Syria; Cite ‘Imminent Attack Plotting Against U.S.’
    (CNSNews.com) – Widening its campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), the United States, joined by five Arab states, launched air and missile attacks against terrorist targets in northern Syria for the first time on Monday night.

    And the U.S., acting alone, also hit a group of al Qaeda veterans known as the Khorasan Group to disrupt “imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/us-arab-partners-attack-terrorists-syria-cite-imminent-attack

  445. Petterssonp says:

    Climate Change March Out Of Step With Facts
    Junk Science: Those trying to save the planet leave trash-filled streets in advance of a U.N. climate confab that’s a solution in search of a problem. Even a former administration official thinks the Earth is fine.

    Colorfully costumed zealots marched in New York and other cities Sunday in advance of Tuesday’s U.N. Climate Summit. Once again they claimed, “The science is settled,” and blamed capitalism for non-existent weather change.

    They barely noticed, as British climate-change skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton points out at Marc Morano’s Climate Depot, the “Great Pause” in global temperatures now stands at 17 years and 11 months.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092214-718450-climate-change-march-ignores-inconvenient-truths.htm

  446. $74486366 says:

    Climate Change March Out Of Step With Facts
    Junk Science: Those trying to save the planet leave trash-filled streets in advance of a U.N. climate confab that’s a solution in search of a problem. Even a former administration official thinks the Earth is fine.

    Colorfully costumed zealots marched in New York and other cities Sunday in advance of Tuesday’s U.N. Climate Summit. Once again they claimed, “The science is settled,” and blamed capitalism for non-existent weather change.

    They barely noticed, as British climate-change skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton points out at Marc Morano’s Climate Depot, the “Great Pause” in global temperatures now stands at 17 years and 11 months.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092214-718450-climate-change-march-ignores-inconvenient-truths.htm

  447. Petterssonp says:

    Letters Show Hillary’s Radicalism Didn’t End In 1960s
    Politics: Newly released letters between likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and far-left activist Saul Alinsky show the depth of her own radicalism. You can forget the “Hillary is a moderate” meme.

    Nothing could be further from reality. Clinton’s life since college has been unremittingly lived in service to extreme-left ideas — ideas she has at different times sought to disavow or disclaim.

    Nowhere is that clearer than in her fidelity to the ideas of Alinsky, a far-left “community organizer” who used an over-arching pretense of concern for the poor to impose socialism on America through the back door.

    Before her active political life began, Clinton was an unabashed acolyte of Alinsky. Based on her life of advocacy for hard-left ideas, it’s clear that she still is.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092214-718454-clintons-claims-to-be-moderate-look-thin-after-new-letter-released.htm

  448. $74486366 says:

    Letters Show Hillary’s Radicalism Didn’t End In 1960s
    Politics: Newly released letters between likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and far-left activist Saul Alinsky show the depth of her own radicalism. You can forget the “Hillary is a moderate” meme.

    Nothing could be further from reality. Clinton’s life since college has been unremittingly lived in service to extreme-left ideas — ideas she has at different times sought to disavow or disclaim.

    Nowhere is that clearer than in her fidelity to the ideas of Alinsky, a far-left “community organizer” who used an over-arching pretense of concern for the poor to impose socialism on America through the back door.

    Before her active political life began, Clinton was an unabashed acolyte of Alinsky. Based on her life of advocacy for hard-left ideas, it’s clear that she still is.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092214-718454-clintons-claims-to-be-moderate-look-thin-after-new-letter-released.htm

  449. Petterssonp says:

    White House fence has evolved, from a wrought-iron decoration to a line of defense
    The fence itself is 7 feet, 6 inches tall. It is made of evenly spaced iron bars, mounted in a Virginia sandstone base. At the top of the bars — the last physical obstacle between the public sidewalk and the knob on the White House door — are little spear points, called finials.

    Over the last 49 years, a lot of things have changed on the north side of the White House compound. Outside the grounds, the street is studded with car-stopping bollards, the result of 1980s fears about truck bombs. Pennsylvania Avenue — once a busy, honking commuter route — is quiet and empty, closed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Inside, special teams were deployed to send attack dogs after intruders who made it to the lawn.

    What hasn’t changed is the fence between them.

    It has looked the same since the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, when the government largely replaced a 19th-century iron fence with a new one that was at least eight inches taller.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-fence-has-evolved-from-a-wrought-iron-decoration-to-a-line-of-defense/2014/09/22/e5f21898-4294-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html

  450. $74486366 says:

    White House fence has evolved, from a wrought-iron decoration to a line of defense
    The fence itself is 7 feet, 6 inches tall. It is made of evenly spaced iron bars, mounted in a Virginia sandstone base. At the top of the bars — the last physical obstacle between the public sidewalk and the knob on the White House door — are little spear points, called finials.

    Over the last 49 years, a lot of things have changed on the north side of the White House compound. Outside the grounds, the street is studded with car-stopping bollards, the result of 1980s fears about truck bombs. Pennsylvania Avenue — once a busy, honking commuter route — is quiet and empty, closed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Inside, special teams were deployed to send attack dogs after intruders who made it to the lawn.

    What hasn’t changed is the fence between them.

    It has looked the same since the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, when the government largely replaced a 19th-century iron fence with a new one that was at least eight inches taller.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-fence-has-evolved-from-a-wrought-iron-decoration-to-a-line-of-defense/2014/09/22/e5f21898-4294-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html

  451. Petterssonp says:

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it.”

    Frederic Bastiat

  452. $74486366 says:

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it.”

    Frederic Bastiat

  453. Petterssonp says:

    Nazi Eyewitness Warns Americans: “Keep Your Guns & Buy More Guns” (Video)
    Kitty Werthmann is a native Austrian who remembers well the Third Reich reign of terror in Europe. Kitty believes America is truly the greatest country in the world. She speaks often on socialism and how Adolf Hitler took power. This is from her 2009 essay:

    America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

    The Final Steps – Gun Laws:

    Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily…

    Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/nazi-eyewitness-warns-americans-keep-your-guns-buy-more-guns-video/

  454. $74486366 says:

    Nazi Eyewitness Warns Americans: “Keep Your Guns & Buy More Guns” (Video)
    Kitty Werthmann is a native Austrian who remembers well the Third Reich reign of terror in Europe. Kitty believes America is truly the greatest country in the world. She speaks often on socialism and how Adolf Hitler took power. This is from her 2009 essay:

    America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

    The Final Steps – Gun Laws:

    Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily…

    Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/nazi-eyewitness-warns-americans-keep-your-guns-buy-more-guns-video/

  455. Petterssonp says:

    Fearless Illegals Caught Breaking Into Homes In Search of Guns
    Despite nine counts of theft, county judge labels accused thieves ‘victims’
    Police in South Texas captured two illegal alien teens who they say were part of a burglary ring which targeted ranch homes in secluded areas looking mainly for firearms.

    The two teens, one of whom was arraigned on Saturday, each faced nine charges of theft, stemming from a dozen burglaries of ranch properties around the McCook, Texas, area, about 40 miles inland from the US-Mexico border.

    In the past few weeks, ranchers had begun noticing an increase of break-ins occurring in the area. Thieves utilized bolt cutters to destroy locks and gain entry to ranch lands where they would scour through homes and hunters’ trailers and pilfer firearms.

    One rancher told KRGV that bandits had broken into his and “numerous [other] properties with trailers and hunting camps looking for firearms. Other expensive items were left behind, but guns were taken.”
    http://conservativeread.com/fearless-illegals-caught-breaking-into-homes-in-search-of-guns/

  456. $74486366 says:

    Fearless Illegals Caught Breaking Into Homes In Search of Guns
    Despite nine counts of theft, county judge labels accused thieves ‘victims’
    Police in South Texas captured two illegal alien teens who they say were part of a burglary ring which targeted ranch homes in secluded areas looking mainly for firearms.

    The two teens, one of whom was arraigned on Saturday, each faced nine charges of theft, stemming from a dozen burglaries of ranch properties around the McCook, Texas, area, about 40 miles inland from the US-Mexico border.

    In the past few weeks, ranchers had begun noticing an increase of break-ins occurring in the area. Thieves utilized bolt cutters to destroy locks and gain entry to ranch lands where they would scour through homes and hunters’ trailers and pilfer firearms.

    One rancher told KRGV that bandits had broken into his and “numerous [other] properties with trailers and hunting camps looking for firearms. Other expensive items were left behind, but guns were taken.”
    http://conservativeread.com/fearless-illegals-caught-breaking-into-homes-in-search-of-guns/

  457. Petterssonp says:

    Republicans in tight races turn ‘amnesty’ around on Democrats
    After largely avoiding immigration as a wedge issue in competitive races, Republicans are suddenly hitting Democrats for supporting “amnesty.”

    President Obama’s decision earlier this month to delay any executive action on immigration until after the midterms has given national Republicans a new way to tie Democrats to the unpopular president.

    However, some GOP strategists worry the approach risks further alienating the party from Hispanic voters they would need in 2016 to win the White House.

    “Short term, it’s an entirely different electoral landscape,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist who advised Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid. “What looks good today might not look good tomorrow.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/218452-gop-turns-amnesty-around-on-dems

  458. $74486366 says:

    Republicans in tight races turn ‘amnesty’ around on Democrats
    After largely avoiding immigration as a wedge issue in competitive races, Republicans are suddenly hitting Democrats for supporting “amnesty.”

    President Obama’s decision earlier this month to delay any executive action on immigration until after the midterms has given national Republicans a new way to tie Democrats to the unpopular president.

    However, some GOP strategists worry the approach risks further alienating the party from Hispanic voters they would need in 2016 to win the White House.

    “Short term, it’s an entirely different electoral landscape,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist who advised Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid. “What looks good today might not look good tomorrow.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/218452-gop-turns-amnesty-around-on-dems

  459. Petterssonp says:

    Liberia warns Ebola may force region back into conflict
    Monrovia (AFP) – Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is allowed to continue to spread.

    Information Minister Lewis Brown said the lack of urgency in the international response risked allowing a breakdown of societies in the region, where the outbreak has claimed almost 3,000 lives.

    “Hospitals are struggling, but so too are hotels. Businesses are struggling. If this continues the cost of living will go to the roof. You have an agitated population,” Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP late Monday.

    “The world cannot wait for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, to slip back into conflict, which could be the result of this slowness in response.”
    http://news.yahoo.com/liberia-warns-ebola-may-force-region-back-conflict-105843472.html

  460. Petterssonp says:

    CDC: Ebola could infect 1.4 million in Liberia and Sierra Leone by end of January
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, already ghastly, could get worse by orders of magnitude, killing hundreds of thousands of people and embedding itself in the human population for years to come, according to two worst-case scenarios from scientists studying the historic outbreak.

    The virus could potentially infect 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday. That number came just hours after a report in the New England Journal of Medicine warned that the epidemic might never be fully controlled and that the virus could become endemic, crippling civic life in the affected countries and presenting an ongoing threat of spreading elsewhere.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-ebola-could-infect-14-million-in-west-africa-by-end-of-january-if-trends-continue/2014/09/23/fc260920-4317-11e4-9a15-137aa0153527_story.html

  461. Petterssonp says:

    North has nuke missiles: source
    North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, South Korean intelligence authorities told the JoongAng Ilbo yesterday.

    The North has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. Designated as KN-10, the new ground-to-ground missiles are believed to be designed to carry nuclear payloads.

    “We’ve come to the conclusion that the rockets test-fired three times since last month are new missiles based on their speeds and altitudes,” a senior South Korean government official told the JoongAng Ilbo.

    “Based on our analysis and other intelligence, we concluded that they are intended to carry tactical nuclear weapons.”

    As opposed to strategic nuclear weapons that are designed to be used to destroy large targets such as cities and factories, tactical nuclear weapons are intended to be used on a battlefield. They are developed by placing a relatively smaller nuclear payload on a short-range missile to destroy a military target.
    http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2995221

  462. $74486366 says:

    Liberia warns Ebola may force region back into conflict
    Monrovia (AFP) – Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is allowed to continue to spread.

    Information Minister Lewis Brown said the lack of urgency in the international response risked allowing a breakdown of societies in the region, where the outbreak has claimed almost 3,000 lives.

    “Hospitals are struggling, but so too are hotels. Businesses are struggling. If this continues the cost of living will go to the roof. You have an agitated population,” Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP late Monday.

    “The world cannot wait for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, to slip back into conflict, which could be the result of this slowness in response.”
    http://news.yahoo.com/liberia-warns-ebola-may-force-region-back-conflict-105843472.html

  463. $74486366 says:

    CDC: Ebola could infect 1.4 million in Liberia and Sierra Leone by end of January
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, already ghastly, could get worse by orders of magnitude, killing hundreds of thousands of people and embedding itself in the human population for years to come, according to two worst-case scenarios from scientists studying the historic outbreak.

    The virus could potentially infect 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday. That number came just hours after a report in the New England Journal of Medicine warned that the epidemic might never be fully controlled and that the virus could become endemic, crippling civic life in the affected countries and presenting an ongoing threat of spreading elsewhere.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-ebola-could-infect-14-million-in-west-africa-by-end-of-january-if-trends-continue/2014/09/23/fc260920-4317-11e4-9a15-137aa0153527_story.html

  464. $74486366 says:

    North has nuke missiles: source
    North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, South Korean intelligence authorities told the JoongAng Ilbo yesterday.

    The North has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. Designated as KN-10, the new ground-to-ground missiles are believed to be designed to carry nuclear payloads.

    “We’ve come to the conclusion that the rockets test-fired three times since last month are new missiles based on their speeds and altitudes,” a senior South Korean government official told the JoongAng Ilbo.

    “Based on our analysis and other intelligence, we concluded that they are intended to carry tactical nuclear weapons.”

    As opposed to strategic nuclear weapons that are designed to be used to destroy large targets such as cities and factories, tactical nuclear weapons are intended to be used on a battlefield. They are developed by placing a relatively smaller nuclear payload on a short-range missile to destroy a military target.
    http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2995221

  465. Petterssonp says:

    Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?
    Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba.

    But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be in her late 60s, were about to be taken for burial when they resurrected.
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201409240829.html

  466. $74486366 says:

    Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?
    Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba.

    But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be in her late 60s, were about to be taken for burial when they resurrected.
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201409240829.html

  467. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Advisor on Healthcare.go: ‘It’s Not Going To Be a Year of Perfection’
    (CNSNews.com) – Eleven months after the Obama administration launched healthcare.go and just weeks before the open enrollment period to sign up for insurance policies created by the Affordable Care Act begins, Obama officials are touting the health care law and tamping down expectations, including the problem-plagued website.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/obama-advisor-healthcaregov-it-s-not-going-be-year-perfection

  468. $74486366 says:

    Obama Advisor on Healthcare.go: ‘It’s Not Going To Be a Year of Perfection’
    (CNSNews.com) – Eleven months after the Obama administration launched healthcare.go and just weeks before the open enrollment period to sign up for insurance policies created by the Affordable Care Act begins, Obama officials are touting the health care law and tamping down expectations, including the problem-plagued website.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/obama-advisor-healthcaregov-it-s-not-going-be-year-perfection

  469. Petterssonp says:

    Unreal! Was this Vox’s worst screw-up yet? (Spoiler: It’s egregious) [screenshot]

    Carl Gustav @CaptYonah
    @eriContrarian @GPollowitz It’s hard to be wrong that often, even on purpose. Looking at you, @voxdotcom.

    Vox @voxdotcom
    CORRECTION: In new video, John Crawford appears to have been shot before dropping the toy rifle: http://www.vox.com/2014/9/24/6839953/video-john-crawford-walmart-police-beavercreek-ohio-toy-gun ….

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/24/unreal-was-this-voxs-worst-screw-up-yet-spoiler-its-egregious-photo/

  470. $74486366 says:

    Unreal! Was this Vox’s worst screw-up yet? (Spoiler: It’s egregious) [screenshot]

    Carl Gustav @CaptYonah
    @eriContrarian @GPollowitz It’s hard to be wrong that often, even on purpose. Looking at you, @voxdotcom.

    Vox @voxdotcom
    CORRECTION: In new video, John Crawford appears to have been shot before dropping the toy rifle: http://www.vox.com/2014/9/24/6839953/video-john-crawford-walmart-police-beavercreek-ohio-toy-gun ….

    http://twitchy.com/2014/09/24/unreal-was-this-voxs-worst-screw-up-yet-spoiler-its-egregious-photo/

  471. Petterssonp says:

    Zombie: Climate Movement Admits Communist Agenda
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6130b.jpg
    From our friend Zombie:Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda

    Communists along with a few environmental groups staged a “People’s Climate Rally” in Oakland, California on Sunday, September 21, in conjunction with the larger “People’s Climate March” in New York City on the same day.
    Wait — did I say communists? Isn’t that a bit of an exaggeration?
    Well…no.
    At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland — always on the cutting edge — the entire “climate change” movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about “optics” or operating in “stealth mode” were abandoned.

    The “climate change” “crisis” is now nothing but the latest justification for “total revolution” and getting rid of capitalism forever.

    See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/zombie-climate-movement-admits-communist-agenda-t14944.html

  472. $74486366 says:

    Zombie: Climate Movement Admits Communist Agenda
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6130b.jpg
    From our friend Zombie:Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda

    Communists along with a few environmental groups staged a “People’s Climate Rally” in Oakland, California on Sunday, September 21, in conjunction with the larger “People’s Climate March” in New York City on the same day.
    Wait — did I say communists? Isn’t that a bit of an exaggeration?
    Well…no.
    At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland — always on the cutting edge — the entire “climate change” movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about “optics” or operating in “stealth mode” were abandoned.

    The “climate change” “crisis” is now nothing but the latest justification for “total revolution” and getting rid of capitalism forever.

    See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/zombie-climate-movement-admits-communist-agenda-t14944.html

  473. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Tells U.N. He Is Both Peacenik And Warmonger
    War On Terror: A year ago, President Obama was boasting to the United Nations that he was ending America’s “perpetual war footing.” He now tells the General Assembly that “the language of force” is the only solution.

    Former psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer might find our president to be a narcissist, but schizophrenia could be a better diagnosis. In only a year, he has gone from declaring the dawning of the Age of Aquarius in the wake of America’s Iraq and Afghanistan pullouts, to outhawking in rhetoric his immediate predecessor George W. Bush.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092414-718878-unlike-a-year-ago-obama-un-message-is-now-war.htm

  474. $74486366 says:

    Obama Tells U.N. He Is Both Peacenik And Warmonger
    War On Terror: A year ago, President Obama was boasting to the United Nations that he was ending America’s “perpetual war footing.” He now tells the General Assembly that “the language of force” is the only solution.

    Former psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer might find our president to be a narcissist, but schizophrenia could be a better diagnosis. In only a year, he has gone from declaring the dawning of the Age of Aquarius in the wake of America’s Iraq and Afghanistan pullouts, to outhawking in rhetoric his immediate predecessor George W. Bush.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092414-718878-unlike-a-year-ago-obama-un-message-is-now-war.htm

  475. Petterssonp says:

    Fact-Checking Feinstein On The Assault Weapons Ban
    But gun violence experts say the exact opposite. “There is no compelling evidence that it saved lives,” Duke University public policy experts Philip Cook and Kristin Goss wrote in their book “The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

    A definitive study of the 1994 law – which prohibited the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic guns with “military-style features” such pistol grips or bayonet mounts as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds – found no evidence that it had reduced overall gun crime or made shootings less lethal. “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence,” the Department of Justice-funded study concluded in 2004. “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

    As we recently reported, key gun control groups say they are no longer making an assault weapons ban a priority because they think focusing on other policies, including universal background checks, are a more effective way to save lives. The Center for American Progress released a report earlier this month suggesting ways to regulate assault weapons without banning them.

    The key statistic that Feinstein cited in her recent press release — that the ban “was responsible for a 6.7 percent decrease in total gun murders, holding all other factors equal”— was rejected by researchers a decade ago.

    Feinstein attributed the statistic to an initial Department of Justice-funded study of the first few years of the ban, published in 1997.

    But one of the authors of that study, Dr. Christopher Koper, a criminologist from George Mason University, told ProPublica that number was just a “tentative conclusion.” Koper was also the principal investigator on the 2004 study that, as he put it, “kind of overruled, based on new evidence, what the preliminary report had been in 1997.”
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/24/fact-checking-feinstein-on-the-assault-weapons-ban/

  476. $74486366 says:

    Fact-Checking Feinstein On The Assault Weapons Ban
    But gun violence experts say the exact opposite. “There is no compelling evidence that it saved lives,” Duke University public policy experts Philip Cook and Kristin Goss wrote in their book “The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

    A definitive study of the 1994 law – which prohibited the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic guns with “military-style features” such pistol grips or bayonet mounts as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds – found no evidence that it had reduced overall gun crime or made shootings less lethal. “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence,” the Department of Justice-funded study concluded in 2004. “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

    As we recently reported, key gun control groups say they are no longer making an assault weapons ban a priority because they think focusing on other policies, including universal background checks, are a more effective way to save lives. The Center for American Progress released a report earlier this month suggesting ways to regulate assault weapons without banning them.

    The key statistic that Feinstein cited in her recent press release — that the ban “was responsible for a 6.7 percent decrease in total gun murders, holding all other factors equal”— was rejected by researchers a decade ago.

    Feinstein attributed the statistic to an initial Department of Justice-funded study of the first few years of the ban, published in 1997.

    But one of the authors of that study, Dr. Christopher Koper, a criminologist from George Mason University, told ProPublica that number was just a “tentative conclusion.” Koper was also the principal investigator on the 2004 study that, as he put it, “kind of overruled, based on new evidence, what the preliminary report had been in 1997.”
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/24/fact-checking-feinstein-on-the-assault-weapons-ban/

  477. Petterssonp says:

    Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years Of No Global Warming…
    Little things like facts don’t bother the Goracle and his disciples.

    (CNSNews.com) – According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.

    And even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change, said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.

    Sooner or later, even Al Gore and the numerous scientists, academics and politicians who agree with him that “Earth has a fever” will have to admit that their climate models predicting catastrophic global warming were off by a long shot, said Michaels, who was also a contributing editor to the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

    “It has to be admitted eventually that too much warming was forecast too fast. That just has to happen. You can’t go on and on and on,” he told CNSNews.com.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200697-upcoming-anniversary-october-1st-will-mark-18-years-of-no-global-warming/

  478. $74486366 says:

    Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years Of No Global Warming…
    Little things like facts don’t bother the Goracle and his disciples.

    (CNSNews.com) – According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.

    And even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change, said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.

    Sooner or later, even Al Gore and the numerous scientists, academics and politicians who agree with him that “Earth has a fever” will have to admit that their climate models predicting catastrophic global warming were off by a long shot, said Michaels, who was also a contributing editor to the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

    “It has to be admitted eventually that too much warming was forecast too fast. That just has to happen. You can’t go on and on and on,” he told CNSNews.com.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200697-upcoming-anniversary-october-1st-will-mark-18-years-of-no-global-warming/

  479. Petterssonp says:

    Obama Bans FBI From Using Religion To Assess Terror Threats…
    Obama bows to the PC Police.
    Via Breitbart

    :In the words of U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

    The Investigative Project on Terrorism is critical to our nation’s security. There is no other non-governmental group that has better intelligence or data on the threat to the United States and our allies. Making do with a bare bones budget, the IPT is a national treasure whose influence and achievements are unparalleled.

    The FBI has been handcuffed in terms of investigating religious extremists in mosques, as a result of guidelines put out by the attorney general earlier this year. And so therefore, there is… a definite problem now in investigating those militants in the United States who are either recruiting for ISIS or have returned from Syria or Iraq having fought for ISIS, and are ready to carry out freelance or directed terrorist attacks on behalf of ISIS against the United States…

    http://weaselzippers.us/200719-obama-bans-fbi-from-using-religion-to-assess-terror-threats/

  480. $74486366 says:

    Obama Bans FBI From Using Religion To Assess Terror Threats…
    Obama bows to the PC Police.
    Via Breitbart

    :In the words of U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

    The Investigative Project on Terrorism is critical to our nation’s security. There is no other non-governmental group that has better intelligence or data on the threat to the United States and our allies. Making do with a bare bones budget, the IPT is a national treasure whose influence and achievements are unparalleled.

    The FBI has been handcuffed in terms of investigating religious extremists in mosques, as a result of guidelines put out by the attorney general earlier this year. And so therefore, there is… a definite problem now in investigating those militants in the United States who are either recruiting for ISIS or have returned from Syria or Iraq having fought for ISIS, and are ready to carry out freelance or directed terrorist attacks on behalf of ISIS against the United States…

    http://weaselzippers.us/200719-obama-bans-fbi-from-using-religion-to-assess-terror-threats/

  481. Petterssonp says:

    Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda
    At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland — always on the cutting edge — the entire “climate change” movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about “optics” or operating in “stealth mode” were abandoned.

    The “climate change” “crisis” is now nothing but the latest justification for “total revolution” and getting rid of capitalism forever.
    Until recently, those attacking the capitalist system as the cause of global warming were intentionally a little vague as to what will replace it if we are to solve the problem. But on Sunday in Oakland, that curtain was drawn back and the new system was finally revealed: Communism. Or at least hardcore socialism as Marx defined it — the necessary transitional phase before true complete communism (i.e. no private property, no families, no individualism). Most countries we tend to think of as “communist” actually self-defined as “socialist”: The USSR, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, for example, was (as its name reveals) socialist. I point out this detail in case anybody reading this article thinks that the “socialism” advocated at the rally was merely some kind of squishy soft-hearted semi-capitalism; no, it is the same type of socialism one finds in places generally thought of as communist.

    This proof will necessarily entail posting a lot of photographs; in situations like this, the only way to conclusively demonstrate a point is through repetition of evidence. One could summarize the evidence with a few shorthand images, but that would leave open the possibility that the case was being overstated. To quash that counter-argument before it arises, I will post lots and lots and lots and lots of images from all over the rally, from the sponsors, to the attendees, to the booths, to the speakers, to show beyond any doubt that the entire rally was thoroughly saturated with communism and socialism to the point where these ideologies were the overarching theme of the event.

    Ready? All the photos below were taken at the People’s Climate Rally in Oakland on September 21, 2014.
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6129.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6130b.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_9282.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_9348.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6109.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6150.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6111.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6215.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6185.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6149.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6133.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_9455.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6174.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6216.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_9456.jpg

    People’s Climate Rally, Oakland, 9-21-14, keynote speaker
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Tr8FujQVGuI
    Published on Sep 23, 2014

    One of the main speakers at the People’s Climate Rally next to Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA, September 21, 2014. She says that climate change is caused by capitalism, and that we need a “new system” — presumably socialism, since she represents “Speak Out Now,” a revolutionary socialist organization — to replace capitalism and save us all from “the sixth great extinction.”

    This video is part of a report to be found athttp://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fpjmedia.com%2Fzombie%2F2014%2F09%2F23%2Fclimate-movement-drops-mask-admits-communist-agenda%2F%3Fsinglepage%3Dtrue&redir_token=J_T3y6ihi09g6J2kiAPY9ZhmK7R8MTQxMTc0Nzg0MkAxNDExNjYxNDQy

    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2014/09/23/climate-movement-drops-mask-admits-communist-agenda/?singlepage=true

  482. $74486366 says:

    Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda
    At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland — always on the cutting edge — the entire “climate change” movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about “optics” or operating in “stealth mode” were abandoned.

    The “climate change” “crisis” is now nothing but the latest justification for “total revolution” and getting rid of capitalism forever.
    Until recently, those attacking the capitalist system as the cause of global warming were intentionally a little vague as to what will replace it if we are to solve the problem. But on Sunday in Oakland, that curtain was drawn back and the new system was finally revealed: Communism. Or at least hardcore socialism as Marx defined it — the necessary transitional phase before true complete communism (i.e. no private property, no families, no individualism). Most countries we tend to think of as “communist” actually self-defined as “socialist”: The USSR, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, for example, was (as its name reveals) socialist. I point out this detail in case anybody reading this article thinks that the “socialism” advocated at the rally was merely some kind of squishy soft-hearted semi-capitalism; no, it is the same type of socialism one finds in places generally thought of as communist.

    This proof will necessarily entail posting a lot of photographs; in situations like this, the only way to conclusively demonstrate a point is through repetition of evidence. One could summarize the evidence with a few shorthand images, but that would leave open the possibility that the case was being overstated. To quash that counter-argument before it arises, I will post lots and lots and lots and lots of images from all over the rally, from the sponsors, to the attendees, to the booths, to the speakers, to show beyond any doubt that the entire rally was thoroughly saturated with communism and socialism to the point where these ideologies were the overarching theme of the event.

    Ready? All the photos below were taken at the People’s Climate Rally in Oakland on September 21, 2014.
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6129.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6130b.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_9282.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_9348.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6109.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6150.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6111.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6215.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6185.jpg
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2014/09/IMG_6149.jpg
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    People’s Climate Rally, Oakland, 9-21-14, keynote speaker
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Tr8FujQVGuI
    Published on Sep 23, 2014

    One of the main speakers at the People’s Climate Rally next to Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA, September 21, 2014. She says that climate change is caused by capitalism, and that we need a “new system” — presumably socialism, since she represents “Speak Out Now,” a revolutionary socialist organization — to replace capitalism and save us all from “the sixth great extinction.”

    This video is part of a report to be found athttp://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fpjmedia.com%2Fzombie%2F2014%2F09%2F23%2Fclimate-movement-drops-mask-admits-communist-agenda%2F%3Fsinglepage%3Dtrue&redir_token=J_T3y6ihi09g6J2kiAPY9ZhmK7R8MTQxMTc0Nzg0MkAxNDExNjYxNDQy

    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2014/09/23/climate-movement-drops-mask-admits-communist-agenda/?singlepage=true

  483. Petterssonp says:

    U.S. Immigrant Population Hits All-Time High: 41.3 Million People
    The number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States reached an all-time high, at 41.3 million people, in 2013, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

    The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, while the general population has risen just over 20 percent, and quadrupled since 1970, while the general population has risen just over 50 percent since then. The greatest increases over the last three years in the immigrant population over the last three years, between July 2010 and July 2013, came not from Latin America but from the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/388813/us-immigrant-population-hits-all-time-high-413-million-people-ryan-lovelace

  484. $74486366 says:

    U.S. Immigrant Population Hits All-Time High: 41.3 Million People
    The number of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States reached an all-time high, at 41.3 million people, in 2013, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

    The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, while the general population has risen just over 20 percent, and quadrupled since 1970, while the general population has risen just over 50 percent since then. The greatest increases over the last three years in the immigrant population over the last three years, between July 2010 and July 2013, came not from Latin America but from the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/388813/us-immigrant-population-hits-all-time-high-413-million-people-ryan-lovelace

  485. Petterssonp says:

    U.S. immigration has reached record high
    The U.S. immigrant population has reached a record 41.3 million, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data crunched by a group that advocates for a low immigration rate.

    The Center for Immigration Studies said in a report released early Thursday that 2013 census data indicate one in six adults in America is either a legal or illegal immigrant.

    The data was taken from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. It found that 3.3 million new immigrants arrived in the United States between 2010 and 2013, a number offset by nearly 2 million deaths or cases of immigrants leaving the country.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/u.s.-immigration-reached-record-high/article/2553927

  486. $74486366 says:

    U.S. immigration has reached record high
    The U.S. immigrant population has reached a record 41.3 million, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data crunched by a group that advocates for a low immigration rate.

    The Center for Immigration Studies said in a report released early Thursday that 2013 census data indicate one in six adults in America is either a legal or illegal immigrant.

    The data was taken from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. It found that 3.3 million new immigrants arrived in the United States between 2010 and 2013, a number offset by nearly 2 million deaths or cases of immigrants leaving the country.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/u.s.-immigration-reached-record-high/article/2553927

  487. Petterssonp says:

    Report: Nearly 2.5 Million Immigrants from ‘Predominantly Muslim Countries’ Reside Inside U.S. Right Now
    Approximately 2.5 million immigrants from “predominantly Muslim countries” reside inside the U.S. right now, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies found.

    The four-page report, which details which countries and world regions from which immigrants in the U.S.—both legal and illegal—came to this country, found that since 2000 nearly a million more immigrants from such Muslim countries came to the U.S.

    In 2000, there were 1,518,755 immigrants from Muslim countries in the U.S. In 2010, That number stood at 2,184,664, and in 2013 it stands at 2,480,407.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/24/Report-Nearly-2-5-Million-Immigrants-From-Predominantly-Muslim-Countries-Reside-Inside-U-S-Right-Now

  488. $74486366 says:

    Report: Nearly 2.5 Million Immigrants from ‘Predominantly Muslim Countries’ Reside Inside U.S. Right Now
    Approximately 2.5 million immigrants from “predominantly Muslim countries” reside inside the U.S. right now, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies found.

    The four-page report, which details which countries and world regions from which immigrants in the U.S.—both legal and illegal—came to this country, found that since 2000 nearly a million more immigrants from such Muslim countries came to the U.S.

    In 2000, there were 1,518,755 immigrants from Muslim countries in the U.S. In 2010, That number stood at 2,184,664, and in 2013 it stands at 2,480,407.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/24/Report-Nearly-2-5-Million-Immigrants-From-Predominantly-Muslim-Countries-Reside-Inside-U-S-Right-Now

  489. Petterssonp says:

    Massive ‘Residential Center’ to Open in Texas for Illegal Immigrants
    HOUSTON, Texas — A large new immigrant housing center will be opened in South Texas. The South Texas Family Residential Center will ultimately hold 2,400 individuals, primarily families, who were apprehended while crossing the Texas- Mexico border. During their stay at the center foreigners will be provided with taxpayer-funded “medical care, play rooms, social workers, educational services, and access to legal counsel,” Breitbart Texas has learned.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/24/Massive-Residential-Center-to-Open-in-Texas-for-Illegal-Immigrants

  490. $74486366 says:

    Massive ‘Residential Center’ to Open in Texas for Illegal Immigrants
    HOUSTON, Texas — A large new immigrant housing center will be opened in South Texas. The South Texas Family Residential Center will ultimately hold 2,400 individuals, primarily families, who were apprehended while crossing the Texas- Mexico border. During their stay at the center foreigners will be provided with taxpayer-funded “medical care, play rooms, social workers, educational services, and access to legal counsel,” Breitbart Texas has learned.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/24/Massive-Residential-Center-to-Open-in-Texas-for-Illegal-Immigrants

  491. Petterssonp says:

    Cato Announces Newly Expanded Center for the Study of Science
    September 18, 2014
    The Cato Institute announced today the expansion of its Center for the Study of Science. Founded in 2012, the Center for the Study of Science was created to provide market-based ideas that could transition policy regarding energy consumption, environmental standards, and other science-related issues away from government planners.

    Today, the Center is adding scholars to a team that will continue to use rigorous science to answer questions related to environmental regulation. The Center will be especially focused on the debate over climate change.
    http://www.cato.org/news-releases/2014/9/18/cato-announces-newly-expanded-center-study-science

  492. $74486366 says:

    Cato Announces Newly Expanded Center for the Study of Science
    September 18, 2014
    The Cato Institute announced today the expansion of its Center for the Study of Science. Founded in 2012, the Center for the Study of Science was created to provide market-based ideas that could transition policy regarding energy consumption, environmental standards, and other science-related issues away from government planners.

    Today, the Center is adding scholars to a team that will continue to use rigorous science to answer questions related to environmental regulation. The Center will be especially focused on the debate over climate change.
    http://www.cato.org/news-releases/2014/9/18/cato-announces-newly-expanded-center-study-science

  493. Petterssonp says:

    To Stop The Ebola Outbreak, Follow Science, Not Politics
    Grim forecasts released separately on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say that by the end of January, the Ebola epidemic engulfing Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, will explode to at least 100 times its current size.

    But scientific evidence shows our tax dollars would save more African lives if the money were spent equipping the nations in Ebola’s future path with laboratory tests, gloves, other equipment and expertise before the disease hits them.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/092414-718883-ebola-outbreak-stopped-by-science-not-politics.htm

  494. $74486366 says:

    To Stop The Ebola Outbreak, Follow Science, Not Politics
    Grim forecasts released separately on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say that by the end of January, the Ebola epidemic engulfing Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, will explode to at least 100 times its current size.

    But scientific evidence shows our tax dollars would save more African lives if the money were spent equipping the nations in Ebola’s future path with laboratory tests, gloves, other equipment and expertise before the disease hits them.
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/092414-718883-ebola-outbreak-stopped-by-science-not-politics.htm

  495. Petterssonp says:

    Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years Of No Global Warming…
    Little things like facts don’t bother the Goracle and his disciples.

    (CNSNews.com) – According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.

    And even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change, said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.

    Sooner or later, even Al Gore and the numerous scientists, academics and politicians who agree with him that “Earth has a fever” will have to admit that their climate models predicting catastrophic global warming were off by a long shot, said Michaels, who was also a contributing editor to the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

    “It has to be admitted eventually that too much warming was forecast too fast. That just has to happen. You can’t go on and on and on,” he told CNSNews.com.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200697-upcoming-anniversary-october-1st-will-mark-18-years-of-no-global-warming/

  496. $74486366 says:

    Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years Of No Global Warming…
    Little things like facts don’t bother the Goracle and his disciples.

    (CNSNews.com) – According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.

    And even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change, said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.

    Sooner or later, even Al Gore and the numerous scientists, academics and politicians who agree with him that “Earth has a fever” will have to admit that their climate models predicting catastrophic global warming were off by a long shot, said Michaels, who was also a contributing editor to the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

    “It has to be admitted eventually that too much warming was forecast too fast. That just has to happen. You can’t go on and on and on,” he told CNSNews.com.

    http://weaselzippers.us/200697-upcoming-anniversary-october-1st-will-mark-18-years-of-no-global-warming/

  497. Petterssonp says:

    The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.
    By James Slack
    Updated: 18:14 EST, 2 July 2009
    The Tories said Labour had presided over a decade of spiralling violence.

    In the decade following the party’s election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million – or more than two every minute.

    The figures, compiled from reports released by the European Commission and United Nations, also show:

    The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
    It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
    The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.
    It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offences than recorded in Germany and France.
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/02/article-1196941-05900DF7000005DC-677_468x636.jpg
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196941/The-violent-country-Europe-Britain-worse-South-Africa-U-S.html

  498. $74486366 says:

    The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.
    By James Slack
    Updated: 18:14 EST, 2 July 2009
    The Tories said Labour had presided over a decade of spiralling violence.

    In the decade following the party’s election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million – or more than two every minute.

    The figures, compiled from reports released by the European Commission and United Nations, also show:

    The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
    It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
    The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.
    It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offences than recorded in Germany and France.
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/02/article-1196941-05900DF7000005DC-677_468x636.jpg
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196941/The-violent-country-Europe-Britain-worse-South-Africa-U-S.html

  499. Petterssonp says:

    Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili.

    “I tell you the truth, my son, that the best of all things is freedom. Never live under the bondage of slavery.”

    – quote on William Wallace Memorial in Robroyston, Glasgow, Scotland

  500. $74486366 says:

    Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili.

    “I tell you the truth, my son, that the best of all things is freedom. Never live under the bondage of slavery.”

    – quote on William Wallace Memorial in Robroyston, Glasgow, Scotland

  501. Petterssonp says:

    hh

  502. $74486366 says:

    What is the Pentagon’s secret space drone doing?
    For almost two years, an unmanned space plane bearing a remarkable resemblance to NASA’s space shuttle has circled the Earth, performing a top-secret mission. It’s called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle — but that’s pretty much all we know for certain.

    Officially, the only role the Pentagon acknowledges is that the space plane is used to conduct experiments on new technologies. Theories about its mission have ranged from an orbiting space bomber to an anti-satellite weapon.

    The truth, however, is likely much more obvious: According to intelligence experts and satellite watchers who have closely monitored its orbit, the X-37B is being used to carry secret satellites and classified sensors into space — a little-known role once played by NASA’s new retired space shuttle.
    http://nypost.com/2014/09/28/what-is-the-pentagons-secret-space-drone-doing/

  503. Petterssonp says:

    US threat to British online privacy
    Private information stored online by British computer users could be scrutinised by American law enforcement agencies under new ‘right-to-snoop’ rule
    Private information stored online by British computer users could be scrutinised by American law enforcement agencies under a wide-ranging new right-to-snoop being pursued by the US government.

    Federal authorities in the US are using the courts to try to force American-owned technology companies to disclose emails and other data held in the “Cloud” – the vast network of servers where data is stored for customers.

    The claim would require companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google to open up all their electronic records to agencies – such as the CIA, the NSA and the FBI – even if it is stored in Europe rather than on US soil.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news