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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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Abortion covered in most health plans for Congress

Abortion covered in most health plans for Congress

on December 5, 2013, 5:35 AM / in National News, News

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama’s health law. The disclosure Wednesday by abortion opponent Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., also highlights an emerging issue nationally: It may be hard for individual consumers […]

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A Boomer Congress Is Making Rules for Tech That Will Be Used by Millennials’ Kids

A Boomer Congress Is Making Rules for Tech That Will Be Used by Millennials’ Kids

on December 5, 2013, 5:30 AM / in National News, News

By Philip Bump Amazon’s announcement that it would (someday; not soon) want to deliver packages by drone was apparently in part aimed at spurring government approval of the autonomous devices. It’s an interesting time to be a member of Congress, asked to weigh in on flying robots and undetectable homemade guns. A generation that didn’t grow up with these technologies […]

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House Leadership Ignores Gun Owners,

House Leadership Ignores Gun Owners,

on December 4, 2013, 8:15 PM / in National News, News

House Leadership Ignores Gun Owners, Slams through Plastic Gun Ban Reauthorization The battle continues, and now moves to the Senate “There is opposition to changing existing law from conservative lawmakers and gun rights groups such as Gun Owners of America.” — USA Today, December 3, 2013 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Someone once said that the only thing anyone ever learns from history […]

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Hiatus – Sort of…

Hiatus – Sort of…

on December 4, 2013, 8:06 AM / in Opinion

From the Good Guys at the The Federal Observer Eighteen and a half years for FREEDOM. This is what I have given my life for this past nearly two-decades, and yet today I feel more enslaved that at any time in my life. Each day since June of 1965 I have awakened each day with intent and purpose – to […]

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The Third Row – disgraceful

on December 4, 2013, 8:03 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

I have just this to add…  Pray for Seven Days in May to arrive (with a different outcome) before Red Dawn does. The Third Row The very sad part about this email is, that ALL the recipients will NOT forward it to those they are connected with. Most will take a look at it, and then delete it because it […]

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200,000 march for marriage in Taiwan protesting proposed same-sex ‘marriage’ law

200,000 march for marriage in Taiwan protesting proposed same-sex ‘marriage’ law

on December 4, 2013, 7:54 AM / in National News, News

by Peter Baklinski Original Article TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – About 200,000 people marched in front of Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Saturday, according to organizers or the march. The crowd was protesting a proposed law that would allow same-sex couples to ‘marry’ and adopt “God created human beings as male and female. Only the union of a man and a […]

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10 things you need to know today – December 4th 2013

on December 4, 2013, 7:47 AM / in National News, News

1. Judge rules Detroit deserves bankruptcy protection A judge ruled Tuesday that the city of Detroit can remain under bankruptcy court protection. The decision means the city can impose pension cuts on its employees to salvage its finances. Unions and pension managers had argued that giving the city such power violated retiree contract protections. The ruling could change the course […]

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White House Bails Out Insurance Companies with Taxpayer Money to Help Obama

White House Bails Out Insurance Companies with Taxpayer Money to Help Obama

on December 4, 2013, 7:44 AM / in National News, News

by ROBERT  PEAR / Original Article WASHINGTON – The White House is offering more money to insurance companies as an incentive for them to let people keep insurance policies that were to have been canceled next year. The administration floated several proposals on Monday to “help offset the loss in premium revenue and profit” that it said might occur if […]

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Lesson from the Birth Control Mandate: Big Government and Big Business, Result in Big Corruption

Lesson from the Birth Control Mandate: Big Government and Big Business, Result in Big Corruption

on December 4, 2013, 7:41 AM / in National News, News

By Daniel J. Mitchell / Townhall – Original Article Remember Sandra Fluke, the 30-year old student who got her 15 minutes of fame last year by becoming the poster child for subsidized birth control? She’s fortunately faded away, but the issue is still with us because the courts are being asked to decide whether government has the right to coerce people into […]

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