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Video: Glenn Beck interviews Hank Williams Jr.

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“There is no freedom of speech if you’re a conservative.” Hank Williams Jr.

See the video here.

(Excerpt) Read more at independentfilmnewsandmedia.com …

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Chuck Baldwin — Feds: States Have No Rights

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In a recent column appearing on InfoWars.com, Kurt Nimmo succinctly and correctly pointed out that the federal government’s usurpation of State sovereignty, jurisdiction, and authority is worsening. The current case in point is the recent open letter to all firearms dealers by the ATF. Nimmo begins, “In its continuing effort to pare down the number of Americans who can exercise their rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has sent a letter to firearms dealers informing them that medical patients ‘addicted’ to legally dispensed medical marijuana have no right to own and possess firearms.

“According to Arthur Herbert, Assistant Director of Enforcement Programs and Services at the ATF, ‘any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use of medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition’ and will be compelled to admit the prescribed use of medical marijuana on ATF forms at the point of purchase.”

Nimmo goes on to point out, “More significantly, the ATF’s move to deny cancer and other patients medical marijuana is part of a larger attempt to roll back the Second Amendment by color of law and also attack states’ rights as guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment.”

And it’s not just medical marijuana and cancer patients that the ATF–and its water boys in Congress–wants to deny Second Amendment rights to. As has been previously reported, many of our nation’s veterans are also on the “hit list” as not eligible to keep and bear arms…..

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via Chuck Baldwin — Feds: States Have No Rights.

MORE GUNNY G POSTS NOW !!!!! ~ CLICK FLAG !!!!!

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FEMA,FCC Announce Nationwide (November 9, the public will hear a message(“This is a test.” )

October 12, 2011 2 comments

FEMA,FCC Announce Nationwide (November 9, the public will hear a message(“This is a test.” )

FEMA ^ | June 9th, 2011

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:40:29 PM by TaraP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time and may last up to three and a half minutes.

The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. NOAA’s National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.

Similar to local EAS tests that are already conducted frequently, the nationwide test will involve broadcast radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wireline video service providers across all states and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

On November 9, the public will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for both radio and television. Under the FCC’s rules, radio and television broadcasters, cable operators, satellite digital audio radio service providers, direct broadcast satellite service providers and wireline video service providers are required to receive and transmit presidential EAS messages to the public. A national test will help the federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally.

“A national test of our Emergency Alert System, with the vital communications support and involvement of participants, is a step towards ensuring that the alert and warning community is prepared to deliver critical information that can help save lives and protect property,” said Damon Penn, FEMA’s Assistant Administrator of National Continuity Programs. “Because there has never been an activation of the Emergency Alert System on a national level, FEMA views this test as an excellent opportunity to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the current system. It is important to remember that this is not a pass or fail test, but a chance to establish a baseline for making incremental improvements to the Emergency Alert System with ongoing and future testing. It is also important to remember that the Emergency Alert System is one of many tools in our communications toolbox, and we will continue to work on additional channels that can be a lifeline of information for people during an emergency.”

“The upcoming national test is critical to ensuring that the EAS works as designed,” said Jamie Barnett, Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. “As recent disasters here at home and in Japan have reminded us, a reliable and effective emergency alert and warning system is key to ensuring the public’s safety during times of emergency. We look forward to working with FEMA in preparation for this important test.”

Over the past two years and as part of ongoing national preparedness planning efforts, FEMA, the FCC and other federal partners, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, Emergency Alert System participants and other stakeholders have been working toward making this test a reality.

JUST SAYIN: The close Earth approach of 2005 YU55 on Nov. 8, is unusual since it is close and big. On average, one wouldn’t expect an object this big to pass this close but every 30 years,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

via FEMA,FCC Announce Nationwide (November 9, the public will hear a message(“This is a test.” ).

Occupy L.A. Speaker: Violence will be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals

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Citizen journalist Ringo captured this speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles camp a few days ago letting the cat out of the bag: After dismissing nonviolence as a dead end, he admits that for the Occupiers to achieve their goals, violence and bloodshed will be necessary:

Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution……

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via Occupy L.A. Speaker: Violence will be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals.

The World in Crisis: Time for responsible decision-making

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Elaborate efforts are being made by corporate-controlled mainstream media to downplay (if not ignore outright) the mass demonstrations taking place worldwide in the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York City last month. Mirror protests are springing up globally with momentum and support increasing day by day.

Some of the big-brand media dismiss the protestors as ill-informed youth bored with their workaday lives. Still others point fingers at the attempts being made to infiltrate the movement by the same influential individuals and institutions that have financed and controlled earlier mass movements and so-called color revolutions, intent on aligning them with Western military and corporate interests.

Whatever one may believe at this point, there can be no denying that unprecedented numbers of people, of all ages and creeds, are increasingly frustrated by the governmental controls and machinations which keep them struggling to make ends meet while effectively jeopardizing their long-term potential to secure an adequate and fair standard of living.

Those who research further have come to see how the markets are manipulated by powerful figures to serve the interests of the few, the elite, the same individuals who control and determine economic trends and invariably direct them in their favour… at the expense of the broader public. As Tony Cartalucci points out:

“As Americans begin pouring into the streets with dissatisfaction, there seems to be some confusion as to who the source of their problem is. That ‘who’ is a corporate-financier oligarchy that has been destroying America for nearly a century and until now, has done a good job of parasitically feeding from America in the shadows.

They are not the “1%.” They are the 1% of the 1%. They are billionaire banksters the Rothschilds, the Federal Reserve and the directors and chairmen of many of the largest corporations on earth including big oil, the military industrial complex, big pharma, big agri, and the corporate media which combine their resources and collective agenda in self-contrived institutions, think-tanks, and working groups to dominate humanity.” (Read: #Occupy Wall Street: Change will not come until we Understand and Rewrite the Entire Balance of Power in America)

And while mainstream media keeps pumping out absurd disinformation of the necessity of invading and crippling sovereign nations abroad in order to bring them “freedom”, the juxtaposition of these “humanitarian wars” with the economic collapse at home is not going unnoticed. (Watch the video: “I am not moving”: Confronting America’s Hypocrisy, which contrasts Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton‘s statements on freedom and democracy relating to Syria, Egypt, Libya and Iran with the brutal and repressive treatment of peaceful protestors in America.)

Global Research has been bringing you a broad spectrum of voices analyzing these situations and we will continue to do so because we believe that access to information is the key to the truth. We encourage you to read as much as possible and…..

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via The World in Crisis: Time for responsible decision-making.

Vancouver restaurant bans men from peeing standing up

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Vancouver restaurant bans men from peeing standing up

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/ ^

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:12:53 PM by jakerobins

A Vancouver restaurant has come up with an interesting solution to the men-can’t-aim problem: Ban men from peeing standing up.

Recently, my wife and I had brunch at the Edible Canada bistro on Granville Island. When I went to use the facilities, I was surprised to see just one unisex bathroom with about six private stalls and a communal sink area

Even more surprising, though, was the sign above the toilet, showing a stick man tinkling into a toilet with a line through it. Yes, Edible Canada has banned men from peeing standing up

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.vancouversun.com …

via Vancouver restaurant bans men from peeing standing up.

GUNNY G: READER RESPONSE, Etc…..Whoa, these Guys are Weak (Call for Action)

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Whoa, these Guys are Weak (Call for Action)

Whoa, these Guys are Weak (Call for Action):

READER RESPONSE: Gunny G…..

All these years have passed, and nothing has changed…except it is no longer George Washington some of us want to be our King and take care of us; while others want King obama, and still others…?????

The names have changed, and the names of what we choose to call the particular forms of enslavement we think we prefer…but really nothing’s changed—the very reason they can still play us like fiddles, and beat us like drums…

Hilarious, but it hurts if I even attempt to force a chuckle!…..

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New book says General Motors wanted to merge with Ford 2 Phunny!

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A new book chronicling the financial collapse of General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 reveals new details about just how desperate the situation was for the giants of the automobile industry.

New York Times reporter Bill Vlasic’s new book, “Once Upon A Car,” relates the fiscal turmoil facing General Motors in the months leading up to the financial collapse.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com …

via New book says General Motors wanted to merge with Ford 2 Phunny!.

First Target now Petco: Michelle Obama insists they are a normal family (title was shortened)

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First Lady Michelle Obama is just like ordinary mothers, really.

Not only does she make impromptu, unstaged trips to Target to shop for grocery and cleaning products, but she even takes the White House dog to Petco. Why you may even see her ordering her morning cup of Joe in Starbucks.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …

via First Target now Petco: Michelle Obama insists they are a normal family (title was shortened).

The Billion-Dollar Bank Heist (July news relevant to today’s Jobs Bill heist)

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There are the bills a president signs sitting in the Oval Office and the bills that merit a Rose Garden ceremony. And then there are bills so momentous—or at least so critical to a president’s reelection prospects—that those around the commander in chief orchestrate a more elaborate ceremony. Such was the case with (The biggest lie of all)

the financial-reform package that President Obama signed into law last July against a backdrop of velvet curtains in a resplendent venue a few blocks from the White House.

“Passing this bill was no easy task,” Obama told the 400 dignitaries who witnessed the most ambitious overhaul of the financial system since the Great Depression. “We had to overcome the furious lobbying of an array of powerful interest groups and a partisan minority determined to block change.”

The pomp and ceremony may have been premature. Ever since the law’s passage, those same “powerful interest groups” who opposed Dodd-Frank have been trying to prevent it from taking effect. As written, the law delayed implementation of most of its new rules for at least 12 months so regulators would have time to hammer out the finer points of the 2,319-page bill. But that delay has also provided an opening to banks and other financial institutions seeking to defang the law. “Just because we lost that round,” says Cam Fine, president of the Independent Community Bankers of America, which spent $1 million in the first three months of this year to lobby against implementation, “doesn’t mean we just give up. Congress changes its mind all the time.”

Take what’s been happening with the (How Warren Blew It)…………..

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com …

via The Billion-Dollar Bank Heist (July news relevant to today’s Jobs Bill heist).

Taxpayer-Funded Chevy Volt Used as Lure to Sell Cruzes

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Many reports have surfaced recently confirming the “bait and switch” strategy of General Motors whereby consumers are lured into showrooms to view the much-hyped Chevy Volt only to be switched to a Chevy Cruze. Edmunds’ Insideline quotes GM North American President, Mark Reuss, as stating that the Volt’s “technical halo” is a more important benefit to GM than sales of the vehicle itself. The article goes on to confirm that Reuss believes that production of a Cadillac version of the Volt will spur sales of conventional Caddy vehicles as well. None of the articles that I have read on the subject question the ethical issues of a corporation receiving taxpayer funds to produce “green” vehicles only to have that money go towards benefiting sales of conventional vehicles.

The cost to taxpayers on green vehicle production has been in the billions of dollars as grants and low interest loans have been issued in order to ramp up production of electric or hybrid vehicles, like the Chevy Volt. The promised return was that these vehicles would reduce greenhouse gases and save our planet from global warming…..

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via Taxpayer-Funded Chevy Volt Used as Lure to Sell Cruzes.

Obama Tried To Apologize For Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Japan Refused (Link For Pic Of Obama bowing)”

October 12, 2011 2 comments

Obama Tried To Apologize For Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Japan Refused (Link For Pic Of Obama bowing)”

Drudge and IBD ^

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:08:20 PM by MindBender26

Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one?

The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama’s State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to “express its condolences” to his family.

Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30. We apologized for killing a terrorist before he could help kill any more of us.

It’s yet another part of the world apology tour that began with Obama taking the oath of office to protect and defend the United States and its Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, something he immediately felt sorry for.

In Japan, Obama in November 2009 bowed to the emperor, something no American president had ever done. It could have been worse if plans to visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima to apologize for winning the war with the atom bombs had come to pass.

A heretofore secret cable dated Sept. 3, 2009, was recently released by WikiLeaks. Sent to Secretary of State Clinton, it reported Japan’s Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling U.S. Ambassador John Roos that “the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a ‘nonstarter.'”

The Japanese feared the apology would be exploited by anti-nuclear groups and those opposed to the defensive alliance between Japan and the U.S.

Whatever Tokyo’s motive, Obama’s motive was to once again apologize for defending freedom, this time for winning with devastating finality the war Japan started.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com …

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Will the GOP ‘elitistment’ screw up a sure Presidential victory in 2012?

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If you have read anything that I’ve written regarding the current occupant of the White House, you know that I’m not sure our Republic can survive the first term of the Agitator-in-Chief, let alone a second term. As crucial as it is to remove the AIC from office, I am very skeptical of the GOP ‘elitistment’s’ commitment to the American citizen/taxpayer/voter. Will the GOP ‘elitistment’ screw up a sure GOP Presidential victory in 2012, throwing the election to Obama?

I agree with Rush Limbaugh that the Agitator is ‘landslide-able,’ but this ‘probability’ is based upon the GOP offering a credible, conservative candidate. I don’t believe that will happen.

The regressive-Progressive, Bilderberger puppeteers are the casino, and they have rigged the GOP primary to ensure that for the sixth straight election and seventh in the last nine elections, their handpicked puppets will represent both major political parties in the General Election.

Barring a major miracle, conservative voters will be saddled with the odious choice between the Obama, the arrogant Agitator, and an equally arrogant and complicit Romney…..

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via Will the GOP ‘elitistment’ screw up a sure Presidential victory in 2012?.

“Be Ready For Violent Street Battles…” Frances Fox Piven Indoctrinates College Students on Helping the Protest Movement | Alternative News Report

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Ever wonder what might be going on these days in classes on American college campuses ? Someone took video of this telling moment in a class taught by Frances Fox Piven. I don’t think these kids need any encouragement. I never wanted to see an “Arab Spring” in America.

She tells her class to be ready to do their part. I find this video more than a little bit troubling. Do you? Sound off in comments.

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#OccupyWallStreet – Frances Fox Piven and Russell Simmons Address the General Assembly (gunnyg.wordpress.com)

Fox Piven on the Occupy Wall Street Protests (talkingunion.wordpress.com)

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party compared | The panel (guardian.co.uk)

#OccupyWallStreet – Frances Fox Piven drops by and calls for public uprising (pumabydesign001.wordpress.com)

Video of the Month September 2011: “We Are The 99%! We Are People!” (alternativenewsreport.net)

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via “Be Ready For Violent Street Battles…” Frances Fox Piven Indoctrinates College Students on Helping the Protest Movement | Alternative News Report.

Mysterious project continues

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White House reporters have tried all their sneakiest reporter tricks to find out what is really going on behind the green construction wall on the North Lawn.

The 44 blog recently witnessed one journalist trying to extract details from a utility worker, to no avail. Trucks come and go from the White House construction site, their company logos covered for security. There is jackhammering, and digging. The cement truck tires get washed off before they leave the site — no one wants a messy White House driveway.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …

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Huntsman and Bachmann Display A Lack Of Class And An Immaturity

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Using techniques perfected by the pseudo-intellectuals of the Left and described in Alynsky’s “Rules For Radicals”, both Huntsman and Bachman displayed why they are unworthy to carry the standard of the GOP. Having little of substance to offer, both Huntsman and Bachmann used juvenile techniques from the schoolyard to isolate and ridicule the taxation plan of Herman Cain.

There are few Americans who don’t consider our tax laws to be unwieldy to the point of being unusable. With kleptocrats like Charlie Rangel continuously writing tax laws to benefit those who own him, our taxes have become a national disgrace and yet, there is only one candidate with a plan to replace the system. Herman Cain wants to scrap the whole corrupt system and start over with a new and simpler plan he calls the 9 9 9 Plan. It is a novel concept employing simplicity that would allow businesses to streamline their accounting so as not to budget a huge portion of their revenue to conforming to the tax codes. It would also prevent corrupt incompetents like Rangel from rewriting the tax code every year to benefit those corporations who funnel the largest amounts of money to his campaign funds and to his relatives…..

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via Huntsman and Bachmann Display A Lack Of Class And An Immaturity.

Ain’t No Way This Election Will Be Legal | ATLAH Media Network

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Hon. James David Manning, PhD speaks about Obama’s lack of concern for the jobs bill and the economy because he’s confident that he will win the 2012 election. Recorded on 6 October 2011. http://atlah.org for more information.

via Ain’t No Way This Election Will Be Legal | ATLAH Media Network.

When I Was In Raiford Prison | ATLAH Media Network

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Hon. James David Manning, PhD speaks about his experience in Raiford Prison. Recorded on 11 October 2011.

via When I Was In Raiford Prison | ATLAH Media Network.

The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it” « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

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…The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it”

By 1787, there were two dominant parties in America. Unlike the two dominant parties today, the Federalists and what would later become the Democratic-Republicans of that time really were diametrically opposed on fundamental issues.

Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists sought a much more powerful central government with a central bank, a standing army, and an alliance with big business that would control the economy.

In opposition to them were Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and their followers that believed that the central government’s powers should be limited, and that power should be concentrated locally (and mistrusted generally). They opposed a central bank and a standing army and supported a truly free market.

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via The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it” « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL).

Apologies Not Accepted

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Leadership: Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one?

The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama’s State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to “express its condolences” to his family.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com …

via Apologies Not Accepted.

Obama Administration Complicit in Murdering Mexicans in Covert War on Mexico

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On October 11, Eric Holder broke the news that Iran had been engaged in a covert war against the United States, and had even sent an agent to the U.S. to involve Mexican drug cartels as accomplices in a plot to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States.

What is truly amazing about this is that Eric Holder has been engaged in his own covert war against Mexico and Mexicans for the past two years. In the bizarre world of Washington D.C., the Obama Administration was doing the same thing against the Mexican government that it accused Iran of doing against the United States. It has been arming Mexican drug cartels with thousands of highly lethal battlefield weapons. The cartels have been using those weapons to deadly effect against Mexican officials and Mexican citizens. Hundreds of Mexicans have been killed in cold blood with weapons intentionally provided to them by the Obama Administration.

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via Obama Administration Complicit in Murdering Mexicans in Covert War on Mexico.

Supreme Court Reviews Necessity of Strip Searches for Prisoners Facing Minor Charges

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is debating whether a man who was arrested on a warrant for an unpaid traffic ticket should be among prisoners strip-searched when taken into custody at the county jail.

The warrant was the result of a computer error, and defendant Albert Florence had paperwork proving that he had paid his tickets and served probation for the pile-up of outstanding violations collected in his 20s.

But, Florence said, he went from having a good day with his family to being horrified and humiliated and detained for days.

Florence was removed from the car where his pregnant wife and son were, arrested, taken to two county prisons, where in each he had to remove his clothing, bathe, stand in front of an officer, spread arms, squat, cough and get manhandled.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com …

via Supreme Court Reviews Necessity of Strip Searches for Prisoners Facing Minor Charges.

WE are not going to Wit for Congress BARRY!

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READER RESPONSES…..

DOWN WITH OBOZO! UP WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

OUR FLAG DOESN’T DESERVE A CROTCH SALUTE BY THE LYING MARXIST WHO IS EATING THE BEANS WE PAID FOR!

(Did I say beans? I meant lobsters and Kobe beef.)

via WE are not going to Wit for Congress BARRY!.

The 7 Most Annoying People on Social Networking Sites

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The 7 Most Annoying People on Social Networking Sites

PJ Lifetyle ^ | October 12, 2011 | John Hawkins

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:05:58 PM by Kaslin

via The 7 Most Annoying People on Social Networking Sites.

THE CULTURE of VIOLENCE in the AMERICAN WEST MYTHS Vs. REALITY ~ By: Thomas J. DiLorenzo

October 12, 2011 3 comments

THE CULTURE of VIOLENCE in the AMERICAN WEST MYTHS Vs. REALITY ~ By: Thomas J. DiLorenzo

THE CULTURE of VIOLENCE in the AMERICAN WEST MYTHS Vs. REALITY ~ By: Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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THE CULTURE of VIOLENCE in the AMERICAN WEST
MYTHS Vs. REALITY
By: Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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The Real Cause of Violence in the American West
The real culture of violence in the American West of the latter half of the nineteenth century sprang from the U.S. government’s policies toward the Plains Indians.

It is untrue that white European settlers were always at war with Indians, as popular folklore contends. After all, Indians assisted the Pilgrims and celebrated the first Thanksgiving with them; John Smith married Pocahontas; a white man (mostly Scots, with some Cherokee), John Ross, was the chief of the Cherokees of Tennessee and North Carolina; and there was always a great deal of trade with Indians, as opposed to violence. As Jennifer Roback has written, “Europeans generally acknowledged that the Indians retained possessory rights to their lands.
More important, the English
recognized the advantage of being on friendly terms with the Indians. Trade with the Indians, especially the fur trade, was profitable. War was costly” (1992, 9). Trade and cooperation with the Indians were much more common than conflict and violence
during the first half of the nineteenth century…
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Perry calls expanding U.S. drilling ‘key’ to economic plan

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GOP White House hopeful Rick Perry said Tuesday evening that removing restrictions on U.S. energy production will be a central pillar of the economic plan he intends to unveil in coming days.

“Clearly opening up a lot of the areas of our domestic energy . . . that is a the real key. You have got an administration that by and large has either by intimidation or over-regulation put our energy industry and the rest of the economy in jeopardy,” Perry, the Texas governor, said early in Tuesday’s debate in New Hampshire.

“Clearly, we are going to be focused on initially the energy industry in this country and making American again independent, and clearly the place where domestic energy needs to be produced from,” Perry said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com …

via Perry calls expanding U.S. drilling ‘key’ to economic plan.

Useful Idiots…..

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Useful Idiots

The Silent Majority ^ | 10-12-11 | J.D. Longstreet

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:41:19 AM by Lexluthor69

The term Useful Idiots is said to have originated in Russia and was used to describe those who blindly supported Lenin and Stalin and their cronies while they (Lenin and Stalin) went about committing atrocity after atrocity. It has also been used to describe Americans who supported the socialist/communist cause in the USA and other democratic country.

The Urban Dictionary says the following about useful idiots: “Today, it refers to brainwashed liberals and leftists the world over (usually college students that aren’t necessarily idiots, but just misinformed, naive, and ignorant of facts due to being indoctrinated with liberal/socialist propaganda through their public education) who believe that George W. Bush has committed more crimes against humanity than leftist darlings like Saddam Hussain, Yasser Arafat, and Osama Bin Laden, and still defend Communism, the cause of over 100 million deaths to this day.”

A little farther down the page it says: “Unthinking proponents of socialism and/or communism.

You can usually find them swarming the internet, participating in riots to promote tolerance, attempting to think up questions for themselves to answer, or sitting ………. with their friends discussing the failings of capitalism over a light frappuccino. (You may read the entire definition for yourself at the Urban Dictionary site HERE.)

When I first heard of the Occupy Wall Street crowd, I chuckled to myself. Here we go again, I thought.

When I saw the crowd on TV, I belly laughed. It was the same crowd of useful idiots I experienced in the 1960’s. Faces and fashions have changed a bit, but their totally vacuous message is unchanged and as clear as a bell: “We haven’t a clue what we are doing, but we are waiting on a leader to tell us what to say, what to do and where to go.”

(Excerpt) Read more at silentmajority09.com …

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Olive Garden: American flag display would disrupt dining experience

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ANNISTON, Ala. — Officials with the parent company of Olive Garden restaurants say they’re sorry if a decision regarding an Alabama Kiwanis club’s desire to display the American flag caused any concern.

The comments come after 80-year-old Marti Warren of Anniston said she wasn’t allowed to bring an American flag into an Olive Garden for a planned Kiwanis Club banquet in the east Alabama town of Oxford.

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“Smart meters” insidious government encroachment into daily lives

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Does a Surviving Spouse Always Collect 100 Percent of Social Security Benefits?

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Dear Carrie: Does my wife collect 100 percent of my Social Security benefits at my death? Thank you. — Bert

Dear Bert: I wish I could provide you with a quick answer to such a straightforward question. But as with so many issues related to government programs, there are a number of factors that come into play. So yes, it is (possible for your wife to collect 100 percent of your Social Security benefits after you die. But read on for some of the fine print.

Before we get into those details, I want to clarify that there is a difference between standard spousal Social Security benefits, which max out at 50 percent of the worker’s benefit and survivor benefits, which can go as high as 100 percent.

In terms of survivor benefits, if you should die your wife’s benefit will depend on three things: 1) when you begin to take your Social Security benefits 2) her age when she begins to collect survivors benefits and 3) whether or not you had started to collect benefits prior to your death.

Since I don’t know the particulars of your situation, I’ll just briefly lay out a few scenarios.

IF YOU TAKE YOUR BENEFITS AT FULL RETIREMENT AGE

The simplest is if you begin taking benefits at full retirement age (66 for those born between 1943 and 1954). That would mean you’d collect your full benefit and your wife, should you pass away before her, could then collect 100 percent of your benefits as long as she also was at full retirement age. This doesn’t mean you absolutely have to start taking benefits at age 66. You could also choose to delay up to age 70. The advantage here is that the longer you delay taking Social Security, the larger your benefit–and the larger your wife’s survivor’s benefit–would be.

IF YOU TAKE YOUR BENEFITS EARLY

If you begin taking your Social Security benefits at 62, the earliest age you become eligible, your monthly benefit would be reduced permanently by about 25 percent. In this case, your wife’s benefit is also affected. The IRS rules state that a widow or widower at full retirement age qualifies for 100 percent of what a spouse (set ital) has been receiving (end ital). So if you opt to take Social Security early, upon your death, your wife would collect 100 percent of your (set ital) reduced (end ital) benefits. Unfortunately, the IRS doesn’t boost the benefit to the full rate when someone dies.

IF YOUR WIFE TAKES SURVIVOR BENEFITS EARLY

As I mentioned, a spouse at full retirement age can collect 100 percent of the deceased spouse’s benefit. But a surviving spouse can begin to collect benefits at age 60 if necessary (or age 50, if disabled). In this case, however, the benefit is reduced by a small percentage for each month before the surviving spouse reaches full retirement age. This could potentially reduce the monthly benefit to between 71 percent and 99 percent of the full benefit.

For example, assuming that your wife’s full retirement age is 66, if she started collecting survivor benefits at 60, she would get only 71.5 percent of your benefit. If she started at 62, she’d get 81 percent, and so on. The rationale is that by claiming benefits early, you receive them for a longer period of time so it potentially adds up to the same total. You can find a detailed chart of the various ages and percentages on the Social Security website at ssa.gov/suvivorplan.

IF YOU DIE BEFORE STARTING TO TAKE BENEFITS

Should you die before filing for benefits, no matter how old you are, once your wife reaches full retirement age she would qualify for 100 percent of the benefit you would have received (or her own benefit, whichever is greater). If she starts to collect early, however, it will be reduced as I just described.

STRATEGIES FOR TODAY

While your question concerns survivor benefits, you might also want to make sure you and your wife are maximizing the benefits you’re entitled to today. For instance, if you’ve already filed for benefits, your wife could collect benefits either based on her own work history or the spousal benefit, whichever is higher.

If you haven’t explored your various options, I suggest talking to your financial advisor to come up with the best strategy. You can also contact the Social Security administration. It offers information and counseling to help you weigh the different factors. You can speak to a Social Security counselor at your local SSA office or call 1-800-772-1213. Best of luck.

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President Obama: Community Organizer In Chief

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In Barack Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic convention, he rebuked “those who are preparing to divide us,” and famously declared, “there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America. There’s not a black America and white America and Latino and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.”

Paradoxically, his unifying speech seven years ago and his divisive rhetoric of today both reveal the president’s governing philosophy, at its very core, is that of a community organizer. The only thing that has changed is the reality of how the economic policies of a community organizer when applied at the national level are themselves, inherently divisive.

Once elected president, Obama’s vision of the United States as a single community collided with one of the fundamental goals of a community organizer, to gain political power for the purpose of transferring resources from those outside the community to those inside the community. By so doing, the community organizer accomplishes several objectives.

First, he serves his community by increasing the resources in that community, from increased government services to expanded payrolls.

Second, the community organizer increases his or her power by direct or indirect control of who benefits from those additional resources and by becoming the spokesperson for the community.

The challenge that Obama faces as president is that the community now consists of the entire United States. When seen through the lens of a community organizer, the vision of a single American community must fracture into those who are inside the community, and therefore deserve favorable treatment, and those who lay outside the community, and who rightfully should fund the community organizer’s goals.

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You Won’t Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got worked up when asked about the Occupy Wall Street protests at last night’s Bloomberg-Washington Post debate.

Gingrich first sought to tie the protests to “left-wing agitators” before calling for the firing of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

He then doubled down, calling on former Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank to be thrown in jail, not anyone on Wall Street. Asked if he actually meant for them to do prison time, Gingrich said he did, alluding to past ethical scandals.

Watch the video below:

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Will the Obama Syndicate Ever be Held Responsible for its Crimes?| The Post & Email

October 12, 2011 3 comments

ALL OF THE TRAITORS MUST GO

by Sher Zieve, ©2011

David Ogden is faux Deputy Attorney General under Eric Holder

(Oct. 12, 2011) — With the exception of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), no one from the GOP side of the aisle seems to really care about the crimes that have been and continue to be committed by Obama and his syndicate. Instead, Congress–itself–has established its own unconstitutional “Super Congress” of twelve which essentially does away with representation of WE-the-People. Does anyone still remember “taxation without representation” that sparked the first “Tea Party?” In this way, Congress is either joining the Obama dictatorship or has formed its own totalitarian challenge to it. Either way, both Obama and the US Congress have now established their own versions of anti-Republic government. Like all petulant and/or undisciplined children, they will continue unless we–the adults–stop them. The Obama syndicate crimes, however, are escalating at a frightening pace.

The Most Criminal Regime in US History

The Obama-led administration (aka the Obama syndicate) appears to be–by far–the most rogue and lawless (by design and original intent of the perpetrators) ever attributed to “leaders” of the United States Government…..

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Soviets Occupy People’s Republic of Aspen

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Well, I stand corrected.

No sooner had my last column hit TH than I saw that some of the Occupiers were in fact moving to occupy Aspen, Colorado, a place, as Steve Martin reminds us, where rich kids with a sense of entitlement clash with developers with a sense of condominiums.

I wonder: Do the good people in Aspen wonder if this is what they voted for in 2008?

As I understand it, the Soviet OSW occupiers are moving to smaller towns across the United States.

Apparently the effort is on to spread the revolution with self-appointed committees formed in soviets issuing demands.

Don’t worry. I am sure it is coming to your town soon, if it has not arrived already.

It’s been interesting to note that these members of the never-tolerant left have called Tea Partiers all manner of vile names, proving that even if the Tea Party and OWS could have some common ground, the OWS crowd is so mired in its propaganda it cannot even engage in a civil conversation

I’ve heard many of the apologists for OWS romanticize the movement and canonize them as new Founding Fathers. But as I write this I am listening to a recording on the Tom Sullivan show which alleges that SEIU has been setting up the whole OWS movement in order to transfer the money to where SEIU needs it to be.

If the audio is legit, then these new Founding Fathers are indeed working for The Man.

I’d almost feel sorry for them if it were not for one nagging question: Where are they going to draw the line of hate? When they are done venting their ire on the millionaires and billionaires? On whom will they turn their guns next?

Let us not forget that these people have been asking for free food, free sleeping bags and free whatever-they-want. And these are the same people who have been using the bathrooms of nearby businesses, some of whom are sympathetic, but many others want no part of this demonstration.

And therein hints the note of caution.

Clearly, these people are interested in more than whatever nebulous cause they are supporting at the moment. They feel entitled to whatever it is someone else has.

Victor Davis Hanson has raised an interesting point. The flash mobs that were making the news before OWS sprang up were not stealing canned food, or warm clothes for the winter or even copies of Das Kapital. They were stealing luxury items. Under the banner of economic justice, the OWS crowd is really saying “Give us that which is yours.”

OWS is the logical result of years of the entitlement mentality. Granted this movement has been Astroturfed, but it was Astroturfed by people who saw a willing mob to go forth to do its will.

As OWS spreads across the United States to other places, including the smaller hamlets small business owners should ask a question. You job creators, you economy stimulators, you who spend money in your own towns ask yourselves: How long until OWS shows up at your door? How long until the local Soviet tells you that you must give up that which for which you have worked?

It’s one thing when the millionaires and billionaires are getting theirs- but can anyone honestly believe that this movement is going to stop with them? All politics after all are local.

And does anyone truly think that the small businessman or businesswoman is not going to wake up one day and find demands that they give all their employees raises that they cannot afford, hire whoever they are and pay more taxes despite whatever investments in the community that they may have already made. Now that the ball has been rolling we could see a veritable witch hunt as to which company, and which person constitutes the one percent of haves in our society.

The day may come when the folks who are not too big to fail but thought they were too small to matter may well find themselves on the business end of this movement.

And so too, eventually, will the organizers themselves.

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Say “No” to Mitt Romney and the Corrupt Republican Establishment| The Post & Email

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Say “No” to Mitt Romney and the Corrupt Republican Establishment

“NOTHING MORE THAN A STOOGE”

by Lawrence Sellin, ©2011

Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts and signed into law a statewide health care purchase mandate. But is it a real law if it violates the U.S. or Massachusetts Constitutions?

(Oct. 12, 2011) — Over one year ago, a Republican chairman from a major state told a constituent that the Party leadership had already been decided that Mitt Romney would be their nominee for President in 2012.

Just like it was McCain’s “turn” in 2008, it is Romney’s turn in 2012, and pending unforeseen circumstances, expect Mitt to get the nod.

The Republican leadership will also vigorously oppose any Republican “outsider” or Tea Party candidate with the same vitriol and dirty tricks as rabid Obama supporters, albeit done haughtily and deviously behind the scenes.

The Republican Party no longer believes in elections and does not trust the American people…..

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When Karl Marx Worked For Horace Greeley (JFK mentoned this in 1961)

October 12, 2011 1 comment

When Karl Marx Worked For Horace Greeley (JFK mentoned this in 1961)

American Heritage Magazine ^ | April 1957 | William Harlan Hale

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

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Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told that is why today’s Republican Establishment hates Dr. Ron Paul with such a passion; that they hate him because, like Taft, he is the quintessential Republican. Patriots who say that are mistaken, of course. The reason the Republican Establishment hates Dr. Paul is precisely that he is not a traditional, mainstream Republican, that his platform of freedom is an aberration. The Republican Party didn’t “go wrong,” didn’t “go left.”

It has been wrong from the beginning, from the day it was founded. From the beginning, the Republican Party has worked without deviation for bigger, more imperial government, for higher taxes, for more wars, for more totalitarianism. From the beginning, the Republican Party has been Red.

Why? In 1848, Communists rose in revolution across Europe, united by a document prepared for the purpose, entitled Manifesto of the Communist Party. Its author was a degenerate parasite named Karl Marx, whom a small gang of wealthy Communists – the League of Just Men – hired for the purpose. The Manifesto told its adherents and its victims what the Communists would do…..

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GUNNY G: QUESTION: CAN AMERICA BE RETURNED TO ITS ROOTS BEFORE THIS OCCURS…?

October 12, 2011 1 comment

The Real DiLorenzo
A ‘Southern Partisan’ Interview

How did you get on to Lincoln?

I was real interested in the War, and I started thinking about how I could combine my profession with this hobby of mine: the history of the War.

More and more, as I read about Lincoln, I realized he was a tyrant. He was all about money and power. He was the political water-carrier of the Northern big business interests. Of course, he was a centralizer. I’m sort of a libertarian, although Clyde Wilson would say “Jeffersonian.” Jeffersonian is pretty much the same thing to me. Most people hear the word “libertarian” and think of people who advocate taking drugs, and that sort of thing. Jeffersonian is more like it.

It really struck me that the War destroyed the Jeffersonian ideal of government. I started writing a few articles about this, and turned it into this book.

What do you think will happen?

It seems to me that the American public has been dumbed down so much by the government schools that they’re just going to go along with this until it either bankrupts us all or we make enough enemies out there that September 11 will seem like child’s play. You can’t do this without making a lot of enemies in the world. That’s my biggest fear – that we won’t get rid of these Sons of Lincoln who run the Republican Party.


I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.

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What did Hillary know and when did she know it? « Coach is Right

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By Ron Reale, staff writer

How is it that in the midst of all the uproar concerning Eric Holder’s Justice Departments murderous assault on the Second Amendment, “Operation Fast and Furious,” we have not heard the name HILLARY CLINTON?

Our Secretary of State was certainly used as an important cog in the wheel of destruction aimed at our Constitutional rights. When she stood in Mexico City with her Mexican counterpart and accused Americans of being behind all of the escalating gun violence, what did she really know?

Was she actually ignorant of the facts of the ongoing Obama/Holder attack on American citizens and their Second Amendment Rights? Was she used by Obama/Holder to make what everyone now knows were extraordinarily misleading statements to the Main Stream Media, the Mexican Government, and the American people?

Or was she an active, willing participant in this outrageous scheme, and the deaths or injuries of countless Mexican citizens and the death of American Border Agent Brian Terry?

I am grateful to Representative Issa for his search for the truth in this matter at the ATF and the Justice Department, but I feel he needs to widen his scope. What information was disseminated from the ATF and Justice Department to the State Department concerning weapons crossing the border?

I disagree with most of what Hillary Clinton represents, and I’m diametrically opposed to her political philosophy. That said, I do not think she is a stupid woman!

Therefore, I have to ask:……

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Next Stop is Pakistan…..

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It does appear that for some Pentagon brass, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta; the CIA under former U.S. Central Command and Afghanistan commander General David Petraeus; and top Republican and Democratic politicians that, indeed, Pakistanis next on the target list of nations that will soon be feeling the military muscle of the United States. Unlike other Muslim nations that have been subjected to U.S. military intervention, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya, Pakistan’s ultimate prize for the West is its nuclear weapons arsenal…

A number of observers, including former senior figures with the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, have made no secret of western contingency plans, which appear to be going active, to secure Pakistan’s nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the nation as a nuclear weapons power. The plans have been coordinated between the CIA, India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) intelligence service, and Israel’s Mossad.

President Obama appears to have decided to ratchet up tensions with Pakistan after Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari was apparently urged by Obama to attend the White House’s much-hyped Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in April 2010. Obama sent a personal letter to Zardari that was delivered to the Pakistani president’s office in Islamabad on February 16, 2010, along with a cover letter from U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson. The letter to Zardari was the subject of a leaked U.S. State Department “sensitive” cable dated February 17, 2010 from the U.S. embassy in Islamabad to the State Department. The cable references a previous February 10, 2010 cable from the White House to the embassy in Islamabad. The cable from Islamabad was copied to the CIA; the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon; the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida; U.S. consulates in Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi – the sites of CIA stations in Pakistan – and the U.S. embassies in London and Kabul.

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Yeti’s existence in Russia 95 percent proved | EUTimes.net

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The expedition and the scientific conference with the participation of Russian and foreign scientists drew to a close in the Kemerovo region of Russia. The events were held to either prove or deny the existence of the Yeti in the region. The press service of the regional administration said that Yeti’s existence was confirmed on the level of 95 percent.

Boxer Nikolai Valuev, as well as researchers from Russia, the USA, Canada, Sweden and Estonia visited the Tashtagolsky district of the Kemerovo region. They also visited the Azassky Cave, where the Yeti is thought to live.

“During the mission to the Azassky Cave, the members of the conference collected conclusive evidence proving the existence of the Yeti in Mountainous Shoria. The researchers found its footprints, the supposed resting place and various markers, which Yeti use to mark their territory,” Interfax quoted officials representing the regional administration.

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Protesters Occupy the Liberal Media

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When the Tea Party movement erupted in the spring of 2009, the media elites dismissed them as corporate-generated “Astroturf” noise. They found them barely worth covering, even to besmirch them.

But when the Occupy Wall Street protests began on Sept. 17, the liberal media was quickly bombarded with complaints from the left that the media were ignoring this massive “news” story. NPR Executive Editor Dick Meyer said the early protests “did not involve large numbers of people, prominent people, a great disruption, or an especially clear objective.” So the protesters went out and blocked the Brooklyn Bridge and drew 700 arrests — voila, a national story.

Contemplate this: The Occupy Wall Street folks drew more broadcast network stories in the first nine days of coverage (with 24 stories) than the Tea Party drew in the first nine months(with 19 stories).

NBC’s Michelle Franzen was the first promoter – OK, she calls herself a reporter — on the scene. “Protesters fed up with the economy and social inequality turned out en masse over the weekend,” she announced on “Today” on Oct. 3. “Voicing their discontent and marching for change.” Her expert source, Columbia professor Dorian Warren, dutifully proclaimed the Wall Street protests were “a liberal version of the Tea Party” that “could potentially carry over into the 2012 elections and get people to the polls.”

So let’s get this straight. The protests were like a stumbling little fawn trying to find its legs. They’d been in existence for about two weeks, and NBC was already suggesting the “potential” for what the Tea Party achieved in 2010 — a massive Democratic wave election in 2012. Journalists are either easily impressed or very energetic practitioners of wishful thinking.

ABC’s Dan Harris followed that night to offer his tributes. “This past weekend, 700 people were arrested when they stormed the Brooklyn Bridge. Now major unions are joining in, as are celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Alec Baldwin, and similar protests are popping up across America.” It might seem a little funny — and noteworthy — to have a protest against the mega-rich with mega-rich movie stars standing around, but it fits the media’s “prominent people” standard, so never mind.

This provides a crystal-clear contrast with the first Tea Party events in 2009. “There’s been some grassroots conservatives who have organized so-called Tea Parties around the country,” NBC’s Chuck Todd noted on the April 15, 2009, “Today,” but “the idea hasn’t really caught on.” On ABC, Dan Harris warned viewers that “critics on the left (wonder who?) say this is not a real grassroots phenomenon at all, that it’s actually largely orchestrated by people fronting for corporate interests.”

The first rhetorical shot that started the Tea Party is credited to CNBC analyst Rick Santelli on Feb. 19, 2009, when he accused the government of “promoting bad behavior” for “losers” who wouldn’t pay their mortgages and raised the possibility of a “Chicago Tea Party.” CNBC calls it “The Shout Heard ‘Round the World,” but at the time NBC and the other big three network shows completely ignored it.

The first New York Times story on the Tea Party on Tax Day 2009 came with a sneer: “All of these tax day parties seemed less about revolution and more about group therapy … people attending the rallies were dressed patriotically and held signs expressing their anger, but offering no solutions.”

But when the Times put “Occupy Wall Street” on the front page on Oct. 1, there were no people in need of therapy, and the marchers’ lack of solutions was, well, charming. The reporters began like they were writing a movie script. “A man named Hero was here. So was Germ. There was the waitress from the dim sum restaurant in Evanston, Ill. And the liquor store worker,” they wrote. “The Google consultant. The circus performer. The Brooklyn nanny.” They represented a “noisy occupation” that “lured a sturdily faithful and fervent constituency willing to express discontentment with what they feel is an inequitable financial system until, well, whenever.”…..

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DOJ: Feds Can Tell Church Who Its Ministers Will Be

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In yet another stunning attack on freedom of religion, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department asked the Supreme Court last week to give the federal government the power to tell a church who its ministers will be.

The case involves a former teacher at Lutheran school, who along with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pushing a claim that a Lutheran congregation should be forced to restore her ministry position.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and American Atheists, Inc. have filed briefs siding with the Obama administration against the church.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, and the American Center for Law and Justice are among those who have filed briefs supporting the Lutherans.

In 1999, the Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Redford, Mich., hired Cheryl Perich to be a lay teacher on a one-year contract in its kindergarten.

The next year, Perich became a “called” teacher at the school after she became a commissioned minister in the church.

“To receive a call, a candidate must be selected by a local church congregation,” said a brief the church submitted to the Supreme Court that was prepared by lawyers at the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty and Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia Law School.

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Al Roker Puckers Lips, Smooches Michelle Obama’s Backside on This Morning’s “Today” Show

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Sorry no transcript, but this looked embarrassing. Anyone see the free Hussein commercial as Roker guffawed and fawned over MO’s presence? She apparently is the very PICTURE of fitness.

I don’t recall Roker asking her about all the fried food she ate with Paula Deen.

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VeriSign Demands Power To Kill “Abusive” Websites

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VeriSign Demands Power To Kill “Abusive” Websites

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Manager of all .com internet addresses seeks authority to terminate domains on government order without legal oversight

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The global authority over all .com domain names, VeriSign, is demanding the power to terminate websites deemed “abusive” when ordered to by government without a court order or any kind of oversight whatsoever.

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“The company said today it wants to be able to enforce the “denial, cancellation or transfer of any registration” in any of a laundry list of scenarios where a domain is deemed to be “abusive,” reports the UK Register.

Not only is VeriSign seeking the power to kill websites when ordered to by governments, but also by “quasi-governmental agencies,” which could extend as far as lobbying organizations and special interests.

VeriSign has asked the domain name industry overseer ICANN to grant it the power to kill a .com or .net domain in order to comply with “applicable court orders, laws, government rules or requirements,” and believes the authority should be global to allow the company to shut down websites “without a court order” if any government agency merely requests it do so.

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Disney Channel Edits Out Gun From 1938 Mickey Mouse Cartoon

October 12, 2011 1 comment

United States –(Ammoland.com)- Almost every morning the Disney Channel runs shortened versions of their “golden oldies” between some of their modern day cartoons as a way to fill time until the next scheduled show begins.

One morning recently my kids were watching the Disney Channel when they featured an old Mickey Mouse classic called ‘Mickey’s Parrot‘ which was originally released back on September 09, 1938.

In this episode, a parrot belonging to an escaped killer wanders into Mickey’s basement. Mickey hears it talking and thinks that the parrot is the killer who is on the loose who he just heard about on the radio. Mickey then goes and grabs his double barreled shotgun off of the wall and prepares to defend himself.

Well, wouldn’t you know it… in the version they presented on the Disney Channel the other day, they had digitally removed the shotgun and replaced it with a broom. Yes, Mickey grabbed a broom off of the gun rack, shouldered it, and prepared to defend himself with his handy, dandy tactical… broom.

Really, Disney? Really? Do you think we have come to the point as a society that we can’t even allow guns to be seen by children for fear that it will cause them to become crazed, blood thirsty psychopaths? Do you really think guns are so evil that the mere sight of one will cause blood to run in the streets? Give me a break!

Disney cartoons from that era have featured firearms literally more times than I can count. They’ve depicted firearms in terms of being a legitimate means of self defense, as a means to take game animals, and they have shown firearms as the indispensable tool that they are for every cowboy and cowgirl of the old west. Several generations have now been brought up with Disney cartoons that have depicted firearms as an integral part of their plot, and now you are telling me that we as a society can no longer handle it?…

That our children must be completely isolated from the mere sight of a cartoon gun? Ridiculous!

No one outside of Disney can definitively say why they would choose this extremely misguided approach to self censorship, but I find it very disturbing. Did they choose to do this because they are anti-gun? Did they do it because they actually believe that kids seeing firearms would be detrimental? Perhaps they are just so afraid of the loony liberal soccer mom’s that might email them about it that they felt it was just the easiest path to take. I dont know the answer to the question of “why” they are doing this, but my response to them is the same no matter what… SHAME ON YOU, DISNEY! SHAME ON YOU!

If Disney is actually concerned about child safety with regards to firearms, then I would suggest they team up with the NRA and devote some significant airtime to letting Eddie Eagle educate children about what to do if they find a gun. Not allowing children to be exposed to even the sight of a gun is not the answer. In fact, that’s what gets kids killed.

The responsible thing to do is to talk to kids about guns. Tell them about the dangers, and educate them about how to be safe. Disney has a captive audience to say the least, and they should be doing everything they can to educate children (and parents) in our nation about gun safety. Disney should be doing their part to give children the knowledge that they need to keep them safe if they do ever happen to find a gun. Spreading the message of “Stop. Don’t touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.” is the path they should be taking. If Disney actually wants to make a difference when it comes to the safety of children, then they should be providing the millions of children that watch their network with useful information about firearms that will actually prevent accidents.

Disney sticking their heads in the sand and hoping that kids never see what a gun looks like is not the answer. Talking openly and honestly about gun safety is what will actually help children. How great would it be if an entire generation that is going to grow up watching the Disney Channel could be exposed to such valuable information about gun safety?

What Disney is currently doing is misguided and extremely dangerous. They are not helping to keep kids safe, and they are being extremely counterproductive towards preventing gun accidents in America.

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Obama: “None Of Us Make It On Our Own” Without Government Help

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Obama: “None Of Us Make It On Our Own” Without Government Help

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October 12, 2011

President Obama at a campaign fundraiser in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night: “Now, I want to be very clear here. Nobody wants to punish success in America. The Republicans talk about class warfare. That’s — our goal is to make success available for everybody. What’s great about this country is you’ve got a good idea, you’ve got a service that nobody else has thought of, you know what, go out there, start a business. Make money. I want everybody out there to be rich. That’s great. Anybody in America should be able to make it if they try.”

“But none of us make it on our own. Somebody — an outstanding entrepreneur like a Steve Jobs — somewhere along the line he had a teacher who helped inspire him. All those great Internet businesses wouldn’t have succeeded unless somebody had invested in the government research that helped to create the Internet. We don’t succeed on our own. We succeed because this country has, in previous generations, made investments that allow all of us to succeed.”

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Fed Insider Cain Caught In Brazen Debate Lie

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Fed Insider Cain Caught In Brazen Debate Lie

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Cop To Student Recording Him: “Shut That Fucking Thing Off Before I Slap You”

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Cop To Student Recording Him: “Shut That Fucking Thing Off Before I Slap You”
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A UMass Lowell police officer proved to nothing but a thug with a badge when he threatened a student for recording him in public. “Shut that fucking thing off before I slap you,” the unidentified cop told UMass Lowell student Brendan Bro 
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