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Obama Gives Back Major Strip of AZ to Mexico

June 15, 2010 2 comments

Obama Gives Back Major Strip of AZ to Mexico
fox ^ | June 15, 2010

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:53:43 PM by george76

The federal government is now telling American citizens to stay out of three southern Arizona counties. It is too dangerous because of armed smugglers from Mexico.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: Quite frankly I’m telling you as a sheriff that we don’t control that part of the county. My county is larger than the state of Connecticut and we need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In fact President Obama suspended the construction of the fence.

Sheriff Paul Babeu: Even with that, you say one thing and then you’re out at a fundraiser in California and you don’t go to the funeral of the people who died in the explosion. You know its one thing to say something slick on television in a ten second soundbite but we need action. And, it’s shameful that we as the most powerful nation on earth can win wars and liberate countries throughout history yet we can’t even secure our own border.

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Obamacare’s control plan? ‘Behavior modification’ Expert opinion: ‘Ultimately everything will be governed by federal authorities’

June 15, 2010 1 comment

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DOCTOR’S ORDERS
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Obamacare’s control plan?
‘Behavior modification’

Expert opinion: ‘Ultimately everything
will be governed by federal authorities’


Posted: June 15, 2010
9:30 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh


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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to military personnel  at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, June 15, 2010.   REUTERS/Jim Young  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

The online Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders says “behavior modification,” a controversial psychological treatment, can be accomplished through positive reinforcement or “punishment,” and now President Obama has signed an executive order specifying the treatment for American citizens whose health may not be what he wants.

Obama’s order appoints members to a new government committee set up by the Democrats’ new health law that will evaluate, make recommendations about and establish rules for everything from how people exercise to whether they smoke to the food they eat and the medicines they use.

It also specifically requires that the committee list the priorities for “lifestyle behavior modification” that the government will pursue.

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CRIME INC: Barack Obama and George Soros seek to use Gulf oil spill for fun and profit

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CRIME INC: Barack Obama and George Soros seek to use Gulf oil spill for fun and profit
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/15/2010 | Gary P.

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:18:12 PM by Patriot1259

The massive, draconian legislation Obama and his Marxist controlled Congress are pushing, has absolutely nothing to do with clean energy, but every thing to do with grabbing more power, and implementing a cap and tax scheme that will make Obama, and his cronies, TENS of TRILLIONS of DOLLARS richer in the years to come.

… BTW, just how creepy is it that Obama is running a permanent political campaign, and has a symbol for himself. Do I even need to remind people who the last person was that had such a thing, and how that turned out?

While Obama is singly handedly destroying the American oil industry, and placing moratoriums on any exploration, his puppet master, George Soros, is looking to make billions with his Brazilian oil company, Petrobas.

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Time To Extinguish Cigarette Tax Hikes

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Time To Extinguish Cigarette Tax Hikes
IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2010 | LAWRENCE J. McQUILLAN

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:58:28 PM by Kaslin

Faced with yawning budget deficits, state legislators are looking for new revenue sources. Many think hiking cigarette excise taxes is the pain-free answer, but they’re wrong.

This year, Utah and New Mexico have already raised cigarette taxes by $1 per pack and 75 cents per pack, respectively. In 2009, 14 states plus the District of Columbia implemented cigarette-tax hikes. At least 20 states are looking to do likewise in 2010, including Georgia, Kansas, New York and South Carolina.

Lawmakers claim such tax hikes generate substantial revenue while discouraging smoking. Yet the history of cigarette taxes shows otherwise. Any revenue increases following cigarette-tax hikes have typically fallen well short of projections.

When Maryland increased its cigarette tax by $1 per pack last year, Gov. Martin O’Malley promised it would raise $255 million in new revenue. The actual amount was $117 million short of that figure.

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Update: The First Time I Heard of Barack…By: Tom Fife…. (via ~ THE GUNNY “G” BLOGS ~)

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Update: The First Time I Heard of Barack...By: Tom Fife.... This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=88439 Saturday, March 14, 2009 FAITH2ACTION Socialism Communism scheduled for a vote in Senate Exclusive: Janet Porter shares 1992 account about Soviet 'Barack' being groomed Posted: February 10, 2009 1:00 am Eastern By Janet Porter The cover of Newsweek proclaims: "We Are All Socialists Now. … Read More

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The First Time I Heard Of Barack By Tom Fife (via ~ THE GUNNY “G” BLOGS ~)

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The First Time I Heard Of Barack By Tom Fife The First Time I Heard Of Barack By Tom Fife 11-20-8 During the period of roughly February 1992 to mid 1994, I was making frequent trips to Moscow, Russia, in the process of starting a software development joint-venture company with some people from the Russian scientific community. One of the men in charge on the Russian side was named V. M.; he had a wife named T.M. V. was a level-headed scientist while his wife was rather deeply committed to t … Read More

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Free Speech and Guns – Legal superstar Eugene Volokh on the Bill of Rights in 2010

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Free Speech and Guns – Legal superstar Eugene Volokh on the Bill of Rights in 2010
Reason ^ | July 2010 | Eugene Volokh & Ted Balaker

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:01:02 PM by neverdem

Few scholars have led a life as varied as Eugene Volokh’s. Born in the Soviet Union in 1968, Volokh immigrated with his family to the United States at age 7. A prodigy, he entered the University of California at Los Angeles at 12 and graduated at 15 with a degree in math and computer science. At the same time he contributed to the family software business, which became very successful thanks in large part to Eugene’s programming skills.

In his 20s, interested in new challenges, Volokh went to law school, starting on a path that would eventually lead to clerkships with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the libertarian-leaning 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski. Since 1994 he has taught law at UCLA. As a professor he has achieved not just a strong reputation among his peers, thanks to his scholarship on subjects ranging from cyberspace law to the Second Amendment, but a considerable following outside the legal profession as well, thanks to The Volokh Conspiracy, a consistently interesting website he launched in 2002.

(It was originally called The Volokh Brothers, adopting its present name after the roster of bloggers extended beyond Eugene and his sibling Sasha.) On their blog, Volokh and his collaborators, most of whom share his generally libertarian orientation, cover a wide range of legal and political issues, from the Supreme Court to the Middle East.

reason.tv producer Ted Balaker sat down with Volokh in December for a wide-ranging discussion about the state of civil liberties in the United States today. For a video version of the interview, go to reason.tv/video/show/eugene-volokh.

reason: Do threats to free speech these days come mostly from the left or from the right?

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Sen. Kennedy Offered to Collaborate with Soviets Against Reagan, KGB Documents Show

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Sen. Kennedy Offered to Collaborate with Soviets Against Reagan, KGB Documents Show
NetRight Daily ^ | June 15, 2010 | Kevin Mooney

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:53:07 PM by NetRight Nation

Senator Edward M. Kennedy offered to work in close concert with high level Soviet officials to sabotage President Ronald Reagan’s re-election efforts and to arrange for congenial American press coverage of General Secretary Yuri Andropov, according to a 1983 KGB document.

Specifically, Kennedy offered to have “representatives of the largest television companies in the U.S. contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interview.” The idea here would be for the Soviet leader to make an end run around Reagan and make a direct appeal to the American people.

Kennedy suggested that Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters and Elton Raul, the president of the board of directors for ABC, be considered for the interviews with Andropov in Moscow. He also asked the KGB to consider having “lower level Soviet officials, particularly the military” take part in television interviews inside the U.S. where they could convey peaceful intentions.

The confidential correspondence between Sen. Kennedy and Soviet agents first came to light in a Feb. 2, 1992 report published in the London Times entitled “Teddy, the KGB and the Top Secret File. Paul Kengor, a Grove City College political science professor, included the document in his 2006 book: “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and The Fall of Communism.”

However, the material has received a paucity of media attention even after Kennedy’s death last year and Monday’s release of his FBI files. Kennedy’s long history of secret overtures to the Soviets at the expense of his own president deserves further exploration as they could provide additional insight into the final, pivotal years of the Cold War.

The KGB document in question includes a letter dated May 14, 1983 from KGB head Viktor Chebrikov addressed to Andropov. Former Senator John Tunney (D-Calif.) traveled to Moscow in May of that year on behalf of Kennedy where he outlined a potential collaborative scheme aimed against Reagan, the KGB letter says.

In the interest of world peace and improved American-Soviet relations, Kennedy offers specific proposals built around a public relations effort designed to “counter the militaristic politics of Reagan and his campaign to psychologically burden the American people,” Chebrikov wrote.

Although it is not made clear who Tunney actually met with in Moscow, the letter does say that Sen. Kennedy directed the California Democrat to reach out to “confidential contacts” so Andropov could be alerted to the senator’s proposals.

“Tunney told his contacts that Kennedy was very troubled about the decline in U.S -Soviet relations under Reagan,” Kengor the Grove City professor said in an interview. “But Kennedy attributed this decline to Reagan, not to the Soviets. In one of the most striking parts of this letter, Kennedy is said to be very impressed with Andropov and other Soviet leaders.”

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55% Of Americans Say ‘Revolution’ If Obama Somehow Gets New UN Gun Ban Treaty Ratified In the U.S.

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55% Of Americans Say ‘Revolution’ If Obama Somehow Gets New UN Gun Ban Treaty Ratified In the U.S.
U.S.E. News ^ | June 12th | U.S. of Earth

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:43:54 PM by DebraAI

The new United Nations Treaty is being designed to disarm all citizens of every nation on Earth. The treaty will give all governments a free hand to do as they please. It is making headway in Washington D.C. and it is feared that President Obama may very well try to use the treaty to consolidate his power in America. The treaty specifics are now being negotiated and Obama has given the OK For the U.S. to be a part of the negotiations.

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‘Nova Prof Tells Beck 17th Amend End Would Check Feds

June 15, 2010 2 comments

‘Nova Prof Tells Beck 17th Amend End Would Check Feds
BillLawrenceOnline.Com ^ | 6-15-10

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:30:28 PM by Tribune7

Villanova University poli sci professor Colleen Sheehan told Glenn Beck on his last Founders Friday that repealing the 17th Amendment would put a useful check on Washington. For recent graduates of public schools and those who still get their news from the dinosaurs, the 17th Amendment adopted in 1913 established the direct election of U.S. senators. Before that they had been picked by state legislatures.

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The FTC, FCC and FEC are going to war on free speech

June 15, 2010 1 comment

The FTC, FCC and FEC are going to war on free speech
NetRight Daily ^ | June 15, 2010 | Adam Bitely

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:13:33 AM by NetRight Nation

This week may prove to be the most important week for free speech the nation has ever seen. With a three-way assault being waged on our First Amendment rights, it is little surprise that the Obama administration would use the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Elections Commission to regulate free speech. After all, the Obama administration has made it clear that if you speak out against their agenda, you are an enemy of “progress”.

Let’s start with the FTC. This morning, the FTC will hold a public forum in Washington D.C. to discuss the findings of their commission that is tasked with discovering how to make the news reporting business profitable again. This is no short order, as dinosaur news organizations such as the New York Times have lost extreme amounts of readership. But as most outside of D.C. know all too well, bailouts don’t work and lead to companies that peddle government-influenced junk to appease their financiers.

Instead of allowing the market to work its magic, the FTC seems to believe that government intervention can remedy the decisions made by consumers who moved away from the news organizations of the past. In their opinion, they can “bail out” the nearly dead news agencies with ideas such as an Ipad tax to subsidize the nearly forgotten news agencies.

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will hold an open meeting to discuss Net Neutrality. After the FCC was dealt a set-back in the recent Comcast Corp. v. FCC decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the FCC will be considering other options to enforce regulations on Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) known as Net Neutrality.

The FCC, in its announcement of the meeting, mentions two possibilities for the regulations, while jokingly inserting what they refer to as a “third way” that would result in no regulations, leaving the Internet alone as it currently stands. The FCC is attempting to lump ISP’s under archaic regulations that were passed for the telecommunications industry decades earlier. If the FCC succeeds with this effort, they will be able to control your ISP. This will result in a regulated Internet, raising costs for consumers and regulation of the content that consumer’s access.

Include all of the above with legislation that is expected to hit the Senate floor later in the week. This next assault on free speech will be introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Schumer has proposed what he is calling the DISCLOSE Act, which would empower the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to regulate political commentary. Curiously, Labor Unions and traditional news outlets are exempted from this legislation. Which leads one to wonder what the purpose of the bill actually is? Well, according to the AFL-CIO’s Josh Goldstein, who supports the legislation “… the final bill should treat corporations different than Democratic organizations such as unions.”

Taken together, these are flagrant assaults on free speech and press.

Government officials in Washington, D.C. want the public to believe that they can fix the traditional news media organizations that are failing with the flick of a magic wand. One has to wonder if their true objective is to create a national state-run media. These same Obama officials would have the power to compete unfairly with media outlets with which they disagree.

A bailout of news organizations will prove to be far more dangerous than anyone can even comprehend. If any news media organization is bailed out, the independence that a credible news organization should have from its stories to provide honest journalism will be lost. News organizations that are the recipients of a “bailout” will be in a tough spot when covering anything that casts the government or a particularly supportive politician in an unfavorable light. The “bailout” cash will have strings attached that will further discredit and ruin news organizations that are already zombies.

By forcing bloggers to disclose their connections with political operations, the Obama administration and Congress are making a blatant move to keep an eye on and potentially coerce the very people that their newspaper/national media investments are in direct competition with.

The administration has proven where it stands on this matter. When it comes to free speech, only those that agree with their agenda should be permitted to freely exercise freedom of speech guaranteed to all under the First Amendment. The administration has shown all Americans that they will go to any length to expand their regulatory powers to ban speech that they deem as inappropriate while protecting their supporters and allied organizations.

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Obama to Nation: I’m Really Freaked Out Right Now

June 15, 2010 1 comment

Obama to Nation: I’m Really Freaked Out Right Now
http://www.scrappleface.com ^ | 6/15/10 | by Scott Ott

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:52:43 AM by Lucky9teen

(2010-06-15) — In his first televised address to the nation from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama will reportedly tell Americans Tuesday night that the ongoing Gulf oil spill crisis has him “paralyzed with fear, and feeling absolutely overwhelmed,” according to White House sources who have reviewed a draft of the speech.

“I’m really freaked out right now,” the president will reportedly state from behind his desk. “It’s a gusher, and there’s not a thing I can do about it. I feel like a failure. I want to scream or kick something, or eat an entire container of moose tracks ice cream at one sitting. Sometimes I just curl up in the fetal position and ask Michelle, or Robert Gibbs, to hold me.”

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I’ve Become an Enemy of the People for Speaking the Truth About Islam

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I’ve Become an Enemy of the People for Speaking the Truth About Islam
Pajamas Media ^ | June 15 | Bruce Bawer

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:40:23 AM by AJKauf

I’ve now been singled out, in a report commissioned and funded by the government of Norway, as a perpetrator of Islamophobia. Am I about to be hauled into court?….

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The Drudge factor …Racist? See Responses…

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The Drudge factor
The Hill ^ | 06/14/10 06:49 PM ET | Brent Budowsky

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:14:10 AM by Texas Fossil

In the latest debate about Matt Drudge, Mark Halperin of Time magazine suggests that Drudge appeals to racism among a portion of his readers. I often agree with Halperin, but he misses the point.

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Gunny G: Old Corps Enlisted Rank 1798–1958….

June 15, 2010 1 comment

Old Corps Enlisted Rank 1798 — 1958


Except as otherwise indicated, the following information is  from, Enlisted Rank Insignia In The U.S. Marine Corps 1798–1958*, by Michael O’Quinlivan, Historical Branch, G-3 Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps Washington, D.C. June 1959 *Note: There is no information available on rank insignia as worn by the Continental Marines. When the Marine Corps was re-established by Congress in July 1798, noncommissioned rank was indicated by means of silk epaulettes–sergeants wore one on each shoulder and corporals one on the left shoulder. In 1804, the epaulettes were replaced by yellow silk shoulder knots for sergeants and corporals.
A further mark of rank was accorded to the sergeant a year later in allowing him a leather cockade similar to that worn by other enlisted men with which to fasten the plume to the hat. As an additional distinction, the sergeant wore his plume on the left side of the hat whereas other enlisted men wore their plumes on the front of the hat.

The shoulder knots as insignia of rank for sergeants and corporals with the addition of the plume for sergeants continued in effect until 1833. In that year, the symbol of noncommissioned rank on the dress uniform was displayed by four buttons for the sergeant major and quartermaster sergeant, three buttons for other sergeants and two buttons for corporals and privates. In addition, worsted yellowfringes on their shoulder wings, which were, in effect, modified epaulettes, were prescribed for all noncommissioned officers. The year 1833 marked the debut of the chevron on the enlisted Marine uniform. This familiar symbol of noncommissioned rank originally appeared in the Marine Corps in the form of “angles” worn point -down on the lower coat sleeves of first and second lieutenants. The chevron was dropped from thw subaltern’s uniform in 1833 and taken up on the enlisted as a symbol of length of service, one chevron worn point-up above the elbow for each four year’s service. The equally familiar “hash-mark,” which in later years was to be used as the service stripe in the Marine Corps, also made its first appearance on the enlisted uniform in 1833, but, ironically as an insignia of rank on the fatigue uniform — sergeants and corporals wore two stripes and one stripe respectively below the elbow.

The designations prevailed until 1859. The uniform regulations issued in that year are of great historical significance with regard to noncommissioned rank symbols, since they set the pattern which has generally prevailed until the present. In 1859, variations of the “point-up” yellow lace chevron, 1/2 inch wide, extending from seam to seam on the sleeve, were established as the mark of the noncommissioned officer. For the sergeant major, there were three chevrons and three arcs on a scarlet ground; for the quartermaster sergeant, three chevrons and three bars on a scarlet ground; for the drum major, three chevrons and three bars on a scarlet round with a five-pointed star in the center; for the first sergeant, a detached lozenge in the angle of three chevrons; for other sergeants, three chevrons, and for the corporal, two chevrons, all edged in red.

Except for the insertion of new ranks and the intrpduction of field service insignia, the regulations of 1859 remained virtually unchanged until World War I and the adoption of the smaller chevron. The first mention of field service insignia on Marine uniforms occurred in the regulations of 1900, although these insignia had been used by Marines in the field during the Spanish war. In their earliest form these service insignia consisted of the regulation chevrons in gray linen braid worn on “summer undress and campaign coats.

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All You Need To Know About Cultural Marxism, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Humanism, etc. (via ~ THE GUNNY “G” BLOGS ~)

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All You Need To Know About Cultural Marxism, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Humanism, etc. http://theautonomist.com/aaphp/articles/article359.php The Roots of Revolution by Reginald Firehammer In the opening article to this series, " Marxist Revolution of the West ," I explained that the revolution that has all but destroyed Western civilization, and is in its final stages in every aspect of Western society and culture, though explicitly planned and initiated by avowed Marxists, it was contributions of other individuals, movements, and … Read More

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Government Looks to ‘Reinvent Journalism’ ~ The New American

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Government Looks to ‘Reinvent Journalism’
The New American ^ | 6/14/2010 | Jack Kenny

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:08:03 AM by IbJensen

Before he was an Academy Award and Noel Prize winner, Vice President Al Gore headed a commission charged with formulating a strategy for “reinventing government.” Today, in an American economy featuring government bailouts of large financial firms and public ownership of General Motors, government is looking at “reinventing journalism.”

As newspapers continue to lose circulation and revenue and daily newspapers go out of business or get swallowed up by large newspaper chains, the Federal Trade Commission has been looking at ways to save journalism as we have known it. The FTC has been gathering and analyzing suggestions in a series of public forums, the last of which will be held in Washington on Tuesday. The suggestions in a draft report released last month included tax exemptions for news organizations, loosening antitrust statutes, imposing a tax on iPads and other electronic devices, increasing funding for public broadcasting, and creating a program like AmeriCorps to pay young journalists. The commission is scheduled to release a final report late this year.

None of the suggestions thus far have been endorsed by the FTC, and some have received a less-than-enthusiastic response from Chairman Jon Leibowitz. The commission has “a very strong allergy” toward antitrust exemptions, Leibowitz said at a Senate hearing last month, and he considers a journalism tax “a terrible idea.” The commission’s director of the office of policy and planning, which oversees the study, said specific commendations could be premature, given the current state of flux in the news industry.

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Do We Really Own Property or Just Rent it From the Government?

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Do We Really Own Property or Just Rent it From the Government?
Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/15/2010 | Russ Harding

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:37:20 AM by MichCapCon

Property rights are guaranteed in both the U.S. and state of Michigan constitutions. Most rights of a free people emanate from private property rights. Our founders came to America to escape the tyranny and feudalism in Europe – they recognized that a people could not be free without constitutional guarantees protecting private property. Unfortunately private property rights in the U.S have been steadily eroding during the last century. The loss of private property rights has been incremental but continual. Many property owners are astonished to discover how few rights they have left when they attempt to develop their land.

Taxation and regulation are the two main culprits in the loss of property rights. Property taxes in Michigan, even after the passage of Proposal A, remain a burden for many homeowners. Property owners in the state work hard and save for many years to pay off their mortgage, only to discover that they still have to pay high tax bills just to keep their house. A strong case can be made that property owners do not own their property but instead rent it from the government.

Arguably, property taxes are the most destructive type of tax to freedom: Income taxes are mostly based on work activity and sales taxes are tied to discretionary purchases, but property taxes are levied based only on ownership and never go away.

And after the direct taxes, property owners are subjected to federal, state, and local government regulations…

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Senate Considers Making the President King of Cyberspace ~ The New American

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Senate Considers Making the President King of Cyberspace
The New American ^ | 6/14/2010 | Michael Tennant

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:14:24 AM by IbJensen

The Internet is a wonderful invention that has allowed for the dissemination of a wide variety of ideas. Not surprisingly, politicians, never ones to brook dissent cheerfully, are not terribly fond of it. In 1998, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton said, “We’re all going to have to rethink how we deal with the Internet. As exciting as these new developments are, there are a number of serious issues without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function.”

Recently President Obama lamented the fact that the smorgasbord of news sources now available to Americans can “reinforce and even deepen the political divides in this country” because people can choose only to listen to those with whom they agree; he was particularly concerned with rhetoric that speaks of “our government” as “some menacing, threatening foreign entity.”

The only question for the politicians, then, is how to implement a “gatekeeping function” without running afoul of Americans’ natural preference for freedom of speech and of the press.

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing government licensing of news organizations, accompanied by taxes on other websites that link to these government-approved sources and taxes on electronic news-reading devices to prop up dying government-approved newspapers.

The U.S. Senate, for the third time in the last year, is attempting to go even further, putting forth legislation that would, according to CNET News, “grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet.” The 197-page bill, called the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), was announced on June10 by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). (The previous two attempts were draft proposals to do substantially the same thing as PCNAA.)

Under PCNAA, the President may unilaterally “issue a declaration of national cyber emergency to covered critical infrastructure.” Once the declaration has been issued, says CNET, “companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects ‘shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed’ by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.” Furthermore, this also applies to “any company on a list created by Homeland Security that also ‘relies on’ the Internet, the telephone system, or any other component of the U.S. ‘information infrastructure,’” according to CNET. These entities will come under the command of a new bureaucracy, the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), housed within Homeland Security.

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North Idaho attorney charged in murder-for-hire plot Prosecutors say Edgar J. Steele, long tied to hate groups, agreed to pay money to see his wife and her mother dead…

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North Idaho attorney charged in murder-for-hire plot

Prosecutors say Edgar J. Steele, long tied to hate groups, agreed to pay money to see his wife and her mother dead.

BY KATHLEEN KRELLER AND CYNTHIA SEWELL - kkreller@idahostatesman.com cmsewell@idahostatesman.com

Copyright: © 2010 Idaho Statesman

Prosecutors say Edgar J. Steele, long tied to hate groups, agreed to pay money to see his wife and her mother dead.

Edgar J. Steele, 64, was charged Friday – the same day the women were to be killed in a car crash meant to look like an accident, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

A confidential witness occasionally employed by Steele met with the FBI Wednesday and told agents Steele would pay him to murder the women.

The witness said Steele had discussed a list of people he wanted dead, including his wife and her mother, six months earlier. The witness agreed to the plot and accepted travel money, court documents say.

According to the affidavit, the witness was supposed to kill the women Friday because Steele had an alibi for that day. So agents concealed a deviceon the informant and recorded Steele planning the murders, the document said.

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Corporate Media Follows Government Orders, Runs Defense For Etheridge Assault

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Corporate Media Follows Government Orders, Runs Defense For Etheridge Assault

Posted By admin On June 15, 2010 @ 5:41 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 2 Comments

Neo-lib establishment petrified that a couple of college kids with a flip camera can change the course of a state election

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Petrified that a couple of college kids with a flip camera can change the course of a state election, the corporate media and the neo-lib establishment has gone into overdrive in an attempt to spin the Bob Etheridge assault controversy, with some even trying to turn reality on its head in claiming Etheridge was the one being assaulted.

Despite the fact that Etheridge’s shameful reaction to merely being asked, “Do you fully support the Obama agenda?” by a couple of unknown college kids has enraged Internet viewers across the board, the corporate clowns at MSNBC and the rest of the libtard apologists immediately went to work in a lame effort to absolve Etheridge of blame, after being ordered to do so by talking points issued by a Democratic Party official.

The video shows the Congressman grabbing a young man by the arm, swatting away the camera and then grabbing him round the neck as he monotonously repeats the words, “Who are you,” in a stupefied and drunken drawl.

Despite the fact that Etheridge was forced to issue an apology for the incident, the Democrats sent out an official list of talking points to their media whores encouraging them to attack the source of the video and question its credibility, which is exactly what then happened.

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GOP candidate declares war against U.S.?

June 15, 2010 1 comment

GOP candidate declares war against U.S.? (*BARF ALERT*)
PMS-LSD ^ | 6/15/2010 | Mark Murray

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:20:12 AM by markomalley

Rick Barber — a Tea Party Republican competing in a congressional run-off down in Alabama — is airing the first TV ad this reporter can remember that advocates taking up arms against the United States.

Seriously.

In the ad (below), Barber has a discussion with men dressed up as America’s founding fathers. “I would impeach him,” Barber says at the beginning, obviously a reference to impeaching President Obama.

Barber continues, “Today we have an Internal Revenue Service that enforces what they call a ‘progressive’ income tax… Now this same IRS is going to force us to buy health insurance, cram it down our throats or else. Now I took an oath to defend that [the U.S. Constitution] with my life, and I can’t stand by while these evils are perpetrated. You, gentleman, revolted over a tea tax! A tea tax! Now look at us. Are you with me?”

One of the men dressed like a U.S. founding father — George Washington? — replies, “Gather your armies.” And to drive home the point, there are clear images of pistols in the ad.

(videos at link)

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Egypt official: U.S. president claims to be Muslim

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Egypt official: U.S. president claims to be Muslim
WND ^ | 6/15/2010 | Bob Unruh

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:22:28 AM by SonOfDarkSkies

An Egyptian foreign service official’s comment about President Obama is turning into a sensation among bloggers for its claim that the American leader claims to be Muslim.

Obama’s religiosity has been the subject of discussion since before he was elected and his Chicago-area pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, delivered a “God d— America” sermon that was caught on video.

Obama later claimed to be a Muslim in a television interview where the interviewer corrected his “misstatement” and he has referenced the Muslim heritage in America’s past several times.

Now the heat on the issue is being turned up because of a weeks-old report in Israel Today.

In the report, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit was quoted as saying during an appearance on Nile TV that, “The American president told me in confidence that he is a Muslim.”

The White House remained silent on the comment, declining to respond to a WND request for comment.

But blogger Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs wrote, “This is akin to an SS officer getting elected president during WW II. Every country in the free world must be cognizant of such a catastrophic sea change in the leadership of the free world (as witnessed by events over the past year). This changes everything. He took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and yet he has gone around the world promoting Islam, the Shariah (Islamic law).”

She suggested that the exchange could have happened early in 2010 when Gheit was in Washington, D.C., to address “Mideast peace talks.”

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Resolving the Obama eligibility question

June 15, 2010 1 comment

Resolving the Obama eligibility question
WND ^ | June 15, 2010 | Paul R. Hollrah

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:40:03 AM by rambo316

The phrase, “… and that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution” was purposely omitted. Other than that, the two documents were identical … even to the misspelling of the word “through” in the second line of the certifications.

This tragic anomaly of American political history was first reported by writer J.B. Williams in a Sept. 10, 2009 article, titled, “The Theory is Now a Conspiracy and Facts Don’t Lie.” Immediately upon publication of Williams’ article, Obama doubters across the country began contacting their state election boards, requesting copies of the Democrat and Republican Party candidate certifications, and the full scale of the Democrats’ deception was uncovered.

So, why would the Democrats eliminate the language certifying that Obama and Biden were both eligible to serve “under provisions of the U.S. Constitution”? Is it not reasonable to assume that they knew when they nominated him that Barack Obama was ineligible to serve by virtue of the fact that he is not a “natural born” U.S. citizen?

So the question arises: What did Nancy Pelosi know, and when did she know it? And is it Pelosi’s certification of Obama’s eligibility that the state of Hawaii now relies upon in their refusal to disclose the details of his long-form birth certificate?

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Mr. President, You’re Stuck on Stupid

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Mr. President, You’re Stuck on Stupid
The American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2010 | Christopher Chantrill

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:10:18 AM by Scanian

It is true that liberalism is cruel, corrupt, wasteful, and unjust. But one should never forget its delusion. The delusion is a simple one. It is a belief that government can be made rational and efficient. This delusion leads our liberal friends into disaster after disaster.

Liberals were shocked that President Bush failed to get everyone tucked up in bed in a couple of days after Hurricane Katrina. They knew that a rational and efficient government, run by people like them who believed in government, could do better.

Now President Obama is busy proving them wrong.

Unfortunately, conservatives aren’t helping. In pointing out the serious lapses in the president’s leadership qualities, we conservatives are missing the point. We are encouraging liberals in their delusion. Instead, we should remind everyone that of course a bunch of corporate bureaucrats, combined with a bunch of government bureaucrats, are going to be a bit off the mark.

A bit of presidential leadership might have made a difference, we could have said, but not much. The president brings the talents and experience of twenty years in left-wing organizing to the presidency. In that school, the attitude, the gesture, is all-important. So obviously he’s not going to be much help in a crisis.

But leader or no leader, it takes time to plug a hole — especially a hole under five thousand feet of water.

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NAACP Plays Race Card–Literally

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NAACP Plays Race Card–Literally
Dakota Voice ^ | June 15, 2010 | Gina Miller

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:14:02 AM by WXRGina

The first thought in my mind is to ask, “What’s wrong with them?!” Why are they creating a problem where none exists? They apparently can’t see that our country has been taken over by radical socialists who are hell-bent on tearing down our very way of life–or maybe they agree with that agenda. Our nation is falling apart from more than a hundred years of attacks from within our borders, by people who are us, not foreign powers, and all the Los Angeles NAACP can do is blindly see a message that isn’t there?

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Dissenting against dissenters is the ultimate form of patriotism.

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Dissenting against dissenters is the ultimate form of patriotism.
The Virginian ^ | 6/15/2010 | Moneyrunner

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:04:51 AM by moneyrunner

From the Cape Cod Times:

SOUTH YARMOUTH — Some students are calling for the firing of two Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School teachers who held an anti-war sign during a school assembly Friday….

When D-Y resource Officer Nicholas R. Pasquarosa Jr. addressed the crowd, comparing the volunteer enlistees to a sheepdog standing between the flock and a wolf, Verani and Koscher stood on the bleachers and held an “end war” sign while everyone else sat. It seems that in a season of rebellion against the ruling class, the rebellion is spilling over into a general rebellion against the foot soldiers of the ruling class.

A healthy development. James Kinney of West Barnstable, who knows Verani and wrote a letter to the editor of the Cape Cod Times in her support, defended the teachers.

“I think that it’s important to show dissent,” he said. “I think that’s the highest form of patriotism.” Kinney may want to consider that dissenting against dissenters is an even higher form of patriotism.

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HEADED FOR ANOTHER TIME OF “UNPLEASANTNESS”? ~ MEN of THE VALLEY…

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

“Taxes once are theft. Continuous taxation is slavery.”

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

The Slave Mentality
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The Slave Mentality
The American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2010 | Kevin Jackson

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:37:54 AM by Scanian

When slavery is implemented by force, it is certainly a despicable institution. But is it any less despicable when the slaves are there by choice?

The interesting point about slavery is that whether it’s forced or voluntary, the master is responsible for the slaves. The master feeds, clothes, and cares for his slaves, some masters better than others. But masters also manipulate their slaves. Eventually, all slaves start to notice the dichotomy between their lives and the lives of their masters.

There is an urban legend of a slave owner named Willie Lynch who recognized that slaves needed to be controlled. In a purported speech he gave to slave owners in 1712, he laid out a strategy that he said would keep slaves (blacks) in check for three hundred years. This strategy of control replaced hanging rebellious slaves with using fear, distrust, and envy. Lynch supposedly said, “[D]istrust is stronger than trust and envy is stronger than adulation, respect, or admiration.”

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Surrender at home….

June 15, 2010 1 comment

Surrender at home
United Press International ^ | June 15, 2010 | Lawrence Sellin

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:11:26 AM by Ordinary_American

HELSINKI, Finland, June 15 (UPI) — Military personnel sent to fight a war shouldn’t have to wonder if the U.S. Constitution they swear an oath to defend is being systematically undermined at home. Neither should they fear that they might be politically abandoned on the field of battle.

In that respect, certain political and cultural elites in the United States, either intentionally or not, may have spawned their own domestic axis of evil.

Far too many in Washington appear to be, not only dangerously out-of-touch with the sentiments and values of the American people but also laughably incompetent in accomplishing anything beyond rhetoric and self-aggrandizement.

Much of our current leadership seem less committed to addressing critical national security issues than pursuing political agendas dedicated solely to the perpetuation of personal power and privilege.

They persist despite the knowledge that their inaction may ultimately weaken the country. It is a degree of selfishness that defies description.

In recent years, we have witnessed the evolution of a biased and partisan national media, which, by selective reporting and “editorializing” the news, they misinform and unnecessarily polarize the electorate.

Tenured radicals dominate our colleges and universities. They have largely eviscerated a balanced educational system in favor of programs promoting political indoctrination, controlled speech and social engineering.

Lawyer and conservative author, Andrew C. McCarthy, has written that Islamic extremists and the radical left “are in essential harmony when it comes to their vision of authoritarian government and their perception of the immediate obstacle to their designs: American constitutional democracy.”

McCarthy suggests that this unholy alliance represents, not only a threat from without, but a fifth column, which is using our own democratic institutions to destabilize our republic and destroy our liberties from within.

Whatever one might think of Israel, it remains a democratic outpost, now nearly surrounded by dictatorships and Islamic fanatics. The Holocaust was terrible enough but the destruction of Israel by its foes in the Middle East will be a far greater tragedy than the loss of life alone. It will represent a major milestone in the abandonment of the Western democratic civilization.

Does any thoughtful person seriously believe that the assault on the West will end if Israel disappears? It will not. It will only encourage the enemies of democracy and lead to further aggression.

Advancement of American interests in Southwest Asia and the Middle East cannot be achieved without effectively confronting Iran. This rogue nation continues to support terrorists and radical Islamic insurgents causing numerous deaths among innocent Muslim civilians as well as the governmental forces they target.

In an age of nuclear weaponry, simultaneously placating the current fanatical Iranian regime and punishing Israel is a policy that will promote, rather than avoid, an international catastrophe. Appeasement of the aggressors has failed and time is running out. If nothing else, don’t do it for Israel, let us do it for ourselves.

In the absence of Iran changing course, civilized nations must make it their declared policy to assist the Iranian opposition to free themselves from their oppressive and fanatical dictatorship. Regime change in Iran could tip the balance away from terrorism and anti-democratic forces and provide an impetus toward peaceful resolution of the conflicts in Southwest Asia and the Middle East.

Your sons and daughters in the military serve at great risk to defend our Constitution, our freedom and our way of life. The heroes of our current conflict have joined the ranks of countless other Americans throughout our history, who have stood their ground against tyranny.

The enemies of democracy can only win through our own ambivalence and complacency. In fact, they are counting on it.

I think that they are making a fatal mistake.

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The Slave Mentality

June 15, 2010 2 comments

The Slave Mentality
The American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2010 | Kevin Jackson

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:37:54 AM by Scanian

When slavery is implemented by force, it is certainly a despicable institution. But is it any less despicable when the slaves are there by choice?

The interesting point about slavery is that whether it’s forced or voluntary, the master is responsible for the slaves. The master feeds, clothes, and cares for his slaves, some masters better than others. But masters also manipulate their slaves. Eventually, all slaves start to notice the dichotomy between their lives and the lives of their masters.

There is an urban legend of a slave owner named Willie Lynch who recognized that slaves needed to be controlled. In a purported speech he gave to slave owners in 1712, he laid out a strategy that he said would keep slaves (blacks) in check for three hundred years. This strategy of control replaced hanging rebellious slaves with using fear, distrust, and envy. Lynch supposedly said, “[D]istrust is stronger than trust and envy is stronger than adulation, respect, or admiration.”

Another thing the likely fictional Lynch went on to say in his speech was,

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