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Higher Education Is Corrupted Everywhere

Higher Education Is Corrupted Everywhere

on August 20, 2013, 10:29 AM / in National News, News

By Professor Doom Carol J. Spencer, president of San Juan College, in New Mexico, said that regardless of how much federal money is available, the bottom line is that community colleges need to find a way to deliver more graduates. –report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Quality is irrelevant. Sheer  numbers of degrees is what counts. It’s not about […]

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Tokyo Turbulence: The Looming Japanese Crisis

Tokyo Turbulence: The Looming Japanese Crisis

on August 20, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

Nile Bowie discusses the Fukushima disaster and the daunting possibility of economic collapse in an increasingly militaristic Japan with James Corbett, independent journalist and editor of the Corbett Report: NB: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition has grasped a strong mandate in recent parliamentary elections, and this is viewed as a green light to continue pressing ahead with the much-touted “Abenomics” economic reform program. […]

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What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

on August 20, 2013, 8:33 AM / in National News, News

  Posted by Victoria Jackson Let’s be honest. If you believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, you  agree with this video teaching on the topic.  If you think the Bible is a bunch  of nice stories, myths, or lies, you will think this sermon is “hate speech.”   The topic of homosexuality is all over the media, distracting […]

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Establishment Control of GOP Challenged at RNC Summer Meeting

Establishment Control of GOP Challenged at RNC Summer Meeting

on August 20, 2013, 8:28 AM / in National News, News

The battle lines in the war over the future direction of the Republican Party are being drawn and the fighting will likely be fierce. Yesterday (Wednesday, August 15) the Republican National Committee kicked off its summer meeting at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston and many party faithful are attempting to roll back rule changes effected by attorney and GOP […]

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Income Redistribution: Obama’s Taxing Proposal

Income Redistribution: Obama’s Taxing Proposal

on August 19, 2013, 10:30 AM / in National News, News

Barack Obama is proposing to expand high-speed Internet access to 99 percent of America’s schools within the next five years. Sounds great, right? Well, he wants to fund “ConnectEd” by raising the cell phone user tax by $4 per year, implemented by the Federal Communications Commission. The Constitution mandates that Congress alone has the power to levy or raise taxes. […]

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Holder’s Real ‘Prison Population Reduction’ Agenda

Holder’s Real ‘Prison Population Reduction’ Agenda

on August 19, 2013, 10:00 AM / in National News, News

In the Obama administration’s latest unconstitutional end run, Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that he would restrict federal prosecution of drug cases. In some cases, this might mean withholding evidence in order to avoid mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders. However, federal authorities rarely prosecute minor drug cases, the vast majority of which are handled by state and […]

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Something Evil This Way Comes With Obama’s New Labor Secretary

Something Evil This Way Comes With Obama’s New Labor Secretary

on August 19, 2013, 10:00 AM / in National News, News

Labor Department’s proposed persuader rules will apply to more than most realize By: LaborUnionReport Thanks to Mitch McConnell and his fellow Senate Republicans giving in to Harry Reid’s “nuclear” threat last month, America’s employers–large and small–and their consultants and attorneys will be shocked when Obama’s new labor secretary Thomas Perez releases the Department of Labor’s proposed “persuader” regulations in November. […]

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Free Cheese in a Socialist Mousetrap

Free Cheese in a Socialist Mousetrap

on August 19, 2013, 9:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

From the Good Folks of The Federal Observer “There is always free cheese in a mousetrap.” – Retired Marine Colonel Martino Public Citizen.org, self-described as “advocates for a healthier and more equitable world,” sent a fundraising letter to Democrat voters, claiming that “millionaires who run the largest corporations on Earth want to slash the social insurance programs the rest of […]

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Prof. Kotlikoff on the Government’s Social Security Accounting Sham

Prof. Kotlikoff on the Government’s Social Security Accounting Sham

on August 19, 2013, 8:42 AM / in National News, News

By Gary North – The Tea Party Economist Larry Kotlikoff: Detroit just filed for bankruptcy, endangering, among other things, the pensions and health care benefits of 21,000 municipal retirees. But Detroit didn’t just go bankrupt. It’s been bankrupt for years. Yet no one, particularly its accountants and actuaries who spent years cooking the books, was paid to admit it. Washington is also bankrupt and […]

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From Gag to Gag Order

From Gag to Gag Order

on August 19, 2013, 8:30 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It started out as a bit to get some cheap laughs — a rodeo clown dressed in an Obama mask and an announcer asking the crowd if it wanted “Obama run down by a bull.” But the act at the Missouri State Fair has blown up into a national travesty, one which an Obama spokesman (and Missouri native) bemoaned was […]

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What?! Piers Morgan Falsely Claims Virginia Had Highest Murder Rate In U.S. for 2009

What?! Piers Morgan Falsely Claims Virginia Had Highest Murder Rate In U.S. for 2009

on August 19, 2013, 8:23 AM / in National News, News

By Matt Hadro Newsbusters When guest A.W.R. Hawkins cited Virginia as an example where violent crime  fell in 2012 as gun sales increased, Morgan answered that “It’s  Virginia, the very state you just quoted to me actually has the highest murder  rate in the country. According to 2009 statistics by the FBI.” Morgan’s  assertion was entirely false, according to the […]

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Surprise! NSA Broke the Rules

Surprise! NSA Broke the Rules

on August 19, 2013, 8:02 AM / in National News, News

The National Security Agency is under fire once again after an internal audit revealed that it broke privacy rules or exceeded its legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008. According to The Washington Post, “Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by statute […]

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Noonan: What We Lose if We Give Up Privacy

Noonan: What We Lose if We Give Up Privacy

on August 19, 2013, 8:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Peggy Noonan A civil libertarian reflects on the dangers of the surveillance state. What is privacy? Why should we want to hold onto it? Why is it important, necessary, precious? Is it just some prissy relic of the pretechnological past? We talk about this now because of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency revelations, and new fears that we […]

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The Protection Racket Thrives

The Protection Racket Thrives

on August 19, 2013, 7:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The Arkansas POLITICAL PROTECTION RACKET reached its zenith Friday, August 16, 2013. Various news media reported that the state’s Ethics Commission determined that Jonesboro state senator (D) Paul Bookout had misapplied $50,000 or more of campaign funding. Some examples of his thievery are: depositing $18,200 into his personal bank account; transferring $6,761.47 from his campaign fund in the form of […]

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Colorado recall vote on gun control without mail ballots changes dynamic

Colorado recall vote on gun control without mail ballots changes dynamic

on August 19, 2013, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  With mail  ballots out of the question, recall elections for two Democratic state senators  who backed new firearm restrictions will test how enthusiastic their backers are  about getting to the polls in person — and how badly gun-rights advocates want  to kick out the lawmakers. At a time when most Colorado voters prefer voting […]

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Woman with Concealed Carry Permit Stops 6 Robbers in Houston

Woman with Concealed Carry Permit Stops 6 Robbers in Houston

on August 19, 2013, 7:40 AM / in National News, News

Here’s another example of concealed-carry permits being effective in everyday  life. A woman in the Houston area experienced a traumatic event in which her concealed carry handgun came to the rescue. A woman whose husband was being accosted by six men in a Houston area  Denny’s pulled her concealed carry handgun from her purse and opened fire on the  robbers. According […]

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Rand Paul on Christie: Republican party ‘big enough for both of us’

Rand Paul on Christie: Republican party ‘big enough for both of us’

on August 19, 2013, 7:37 AM / in National News, News

By Justin Sink Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) swiped at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on  Sunday, saying during an interview with Fox News that “there’s room for people  who believe in bigger government in our party.” “What I would say is the party is big enough for both of us,” Paul  said. “It’s big enough for a lot of […]

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Gov. Christie Wants Firearms ID Card For Purchase of all ammunition

Gov. Christie Wants Firearms ID Card For Purchase of all ammunition

on August 19, 2013, 7:32 AM / in National News, News

by AWR Hawkins On August 16, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed some gun bills and sent others back to the state legislature with “recommendations.” One such recommendation is “requiring a New Jersey firearms identification card for the purchase of all ammunition.” Christie also wants physicians and screeners overseeing involuntary commitments to inquire about firearm ownership. This information could be obtained […]

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Exclusive — GOP Poll: Sen. Alexander Trails Generic ‘Conservative’ by 5 Points

Exclusive — GOP Poll: Sen. Alexander Trails Generic ‘Conservative’ by 5 Points

on August 19, 2013, 7:24 AM / in National News, News, State News

YIPPEEEEE! by Mike Flynn A new poll of Republican voters in Tennessee shows Sen. Lamar Alexander trailing a generic “conservative” challenger by 5 points. The poll, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, shows a “credible conservative candidate” leading Alexander 49.5-44.9%. While a serious opponent hasn’t yet emerged to challenge Alexander, the poll shows how vulnerable he is in next year’s August primary. […]

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It Could Happen To You!

It Could Happen To You!

on August 18, 2013, 9:07 AM / in National News, News

By D. Jay Hyman Original Post Editor’s Note: Theft at the hands of the government is still theft…. In Pennsylvania, two well-known and widely respected members of the dog fancy were charged with animal cruelty; one was coerced into surrendering some of her dogs to the local dog warden; in Maryland, two dogs were seized from their owner’s kennel yard, […]

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