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Communist Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

on December 6, 2013, 4:45 AM / in National News, News

There is a lot to remember about Mandela, but we should not forget that he was a Communist. This is just to keep you informed about the facts as you will be hearing lots of praises during the next week. Check it out: Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, has died at the age […]

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McDermott messes with Texas

McDermott messes with Texas

on December 6, 2013, 3:50 AM / in National News, News

What these Communist puppets like McDermott refuse to acknowledge (some may not even know) is that the costs for health care have accelerated over the years NOT because **The SYSTEM IS BROKEN* (they use “The System is Broken” for all things they want to BREAK) it is because government has promoted the intrusion of government mandates into areas that government […]

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ALERT: NO on HR 3309!

ALERT: NO on HR 3309!

on December 5, 2013, 8:42 AM / in Announcements, Opinion

CLICK ON GRAPHIC TO SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN. The U.S. House will vote TODAY on H.R. 3309, or the “Innovation Act.” Proponents of this bill want you to believe that it will strengthen U.S. patent law and its protections for American entrepreneurs and inventors. Eagle Forum opposes this bill because, in actuality, it runs counter to the Constitutional […]

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Md.’s Democratic power players leading push against cuts to federal workers

Md.’s Democratic power players leading push against cuts to federal workers

on December 5, 2013, 7:14 AM / in National News, News

By Mike Lillis and Erik Wasson / The Hill Original Story The power players in the Maryland congressional delegation are pressuring Democratic leaders to oppose any new cuts affecting federal workers as part of a budget deal. The lawmakers, who hold prominent spots in both chambers and represent thousands of federal employees, have long argued that those workers have been […]

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10 things you need to know today December 5th, 2013

10 things you need to know today December 5th, 2013

on December 5, 2013, 7:09 AM / in National News, News

1. NSA gathers data on the whereabouts of cellphones The National Security Agency collects nearly 5 billion records a day on the locations of cellphones all over the world, according to interviews and documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden and reported by The Washington Post. The agency uses the information to track the movements and relationships of people overseas […]

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Ford Offered Money for Crack Video

Ford Offered Money for Crack Video

on December 5, 2013, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

Remember Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and that  “habit of doing drugs with gang members led to him being targeted in an apparent extortion plot related to the crack cocaine video and possibly a series of photographs of him in compromising situations, newly released police documents say,” according to the Toronto Star. “At one point earlier this year, Ford offered $5,000 […]

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Former sheriff of Robertson County dies

Former sheriff of Robertson County dies

on December 5, 2013, 6:33 AM / in News, State News

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. – The former sheriff of Robertson County, Gene Bollinger, passed away overnight Monday. Bollinger spent over 50 years working in public safety. His career included working with the Tennessee Highway Patrol as Chief Deputy ultimately becoming sheriff of Robertson County in 2001. He retired in 2010. “Sheriff Bollinger was a true Christian man who loved the Lord, […]

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NYC Councilwoman-elect blames “knockout game” on FEAR OF JEWS

NYC Councilwoman-elect blames “knockout game” on FEAR OF JEWS

on December 5, 2013, 6:29 AM / in National News, News

  You’d think NYC Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo was an Arab living in Palestine the way this reads: DNA INFO – Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish community — and […]

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Should Vermont legalize happy hour?

Should Vermont legalize happy hour?

on December 5, 2013, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

Around half the states, including Vermont, ban “happy hour” promotions at drinking establishments. At Watchdog.org, Jon Street quotes me suggesting it’s past time for the Green Mountain State to drop its ban: Walter Olson, a senior fellow for constitutional studies at The Cato Institute, a libertarian-leaning, Washington, D.C.-based think tank, told Vermont Watchdog, “Why should Vermont insert itself between deals […]

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Post Thanksgiving good-cop story. Sorta amusing. Definitely sweet.

Post Thanksgiving good-cop story. Sorta amusing. Definitely sweet.

on December 5, 2013, 6:15 AM / in National News, News

by Claire Since I’ve done my share of ripping into thug cops, it always seems fair to give the better ones a tip o’ the hat. And this tale — from a freedomista’s wary daughter — is pretty cute. Her dad writes: So my daughter S. moved away from home at the beginning of November. She graduated from a medical […]

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The Other Way To Conform Cops’ Stories

The Other Way To Conform Cops’ Stories

on December 5, 2013, 6:14 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Why let accused cops delay answering questions after an episode of alleged excessive force? To let them shape their story? [Scott Greenfield on new Dallas policy] And on the brighter side: Radley Balko, the nation’s premier reporter on police and prosecutorial abuse and someone regularly linked in this space, is joining the Washington Post. [Poynter] Scott Greenfield When […]

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Fullerton police lawyers: man in custody beat himself to death

Fullerton police lawyers: man in custody beat himself to death

on December 5, 2013, 6:09 AM / in National News, News

By R. Scott Moxley Original Story Explaining how Kelly Thomas came to meet his gruesome decease called for some creative lawyering from defense attorneys John Barnett and Michael Schwartz, who often represent California law enforcers charged with misconduct [OC Weekly, disturbing images] Day One of the prosecution’s case against two Fullerton cops accused of using excessive force in 2011 to […]

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ZH: This Is How NSA Is Tracking You This Instant

ZH: This Is How NSA Is Tracking You This Instant

on December 5, 2013, 6:08 AM / in National News, News

Yum. Can you remove the battery on your cellphone? If not, you’re it. Get it? Original Post

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Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.S. Banks Falls To All-Time Record Low

Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.S. Banks Falls To All-Time Record Low

on December 5, 2013, 6:07 AM / in National News, News

Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.S. Banks Falls To All-Time Record Low By Michael Snyder The too big to fail banks have a larger share of the U.S. banking industry than they have ever had before.  So if having banks that were too big to fail was a “problem” back in 2008, what is […]

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Open thread for night owls: Will the latest fight against offshore secrecy turn out differently?

Open thread for night owls: Will the latest fight against offshore secrecy turn out differently?

on December 5, 2013, 6:05 AM / in National News, News

By Meteor Blades In June 2000, international groups rolled out blacklists targeting offshore refuges that shelter tax dodging and money laundering. Some observers predicted “the death of tax havens.” By 2002 the campaign had, as one tax analyst put it, “dissolved into a series oftoothless pronouncements.” In 2009, offshore centers faced new attacks as the United States pursued an investigation […]

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GHEI: Shutting down the engines of innovation

GHEI: Shutting down the engines of innovation

on December 5, 2013, 6:01 AM / in National News, News

Hubris drives regulators to expand their domain By Nita Ghei The unfolding drama between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and upstart genetic testing 23andMe is simply the latest in the long string of troubling overreach by regulators that will continue to stifle innovation and growth. For far too long, Congress has delegated excessive power to unelected bureaucrats in Washington. […]

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Charities

on December 5, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

Thanks to Marty for this one: A good reminder with the holiday giving season ahead Read this, print it and stick it on the fridge……. THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS: As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind: —————————- […]

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Democrats Operatives Organize Walmart Strikers

Democrats Operatives Organize Walmart Strikers

on December 5, 2013, 5:45 AM / in National News, News

As Black Friday shoppers crowded stores across the nation, America’s largest retailer was forced to deal with another type of rowdy mob, as well. Walmart employees – and, in an outrageously high percentage of cases, political operatives – staged numerous strikes throughout the U.S. Friday. The retailer, which offers a paycheck and advancement opportunities for a huge number of Americans […]

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Fed’s Lacker: banks’ bankruptcy plans will reduce risky funding

Fed’s Lacker: banks’ bankruptcy plans will reduce risky funding

on December 5, 2013, 5:37 AM / in National News, News

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. banks are likely to cut back on risky short-term funding if markets believe bankruptcy not bailouts await them, a top Federal Reserve is set to tell lawmakers on Tuesday. Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, is expected to tell Congress that the biggest U.S. banks have relied on raising […]

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Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges

Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges

on December 5, 2013, 5:37 AM / in National News, News

By Eric Pfeiffer / The WEEK One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new law. CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care […]

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