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Obamacare: What Every American Should Know – Minus the Parts We Don’t Want You To Know

Obamacare: What Every American Should Know – Minus the Parts We Don’t Want You To Know

on October 2, 2013, 8:36 AM / in National News, News

posted in Just Sayin’ by Shelley Okay… So, I got this from the Obamacare Explained website. They have it listed by  bullet point. Let’s go over it… Shall we? Here is a simplified ObamaCare explanation of what every American should know  about our new health care law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does a lot, luckily  most of us don’t need to know the details, […]

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Pit Bull Strikes Again; Bites Another Child

Pit Bull Strikes Again; Bites Another Child

on October 2, 2013, 8:33 AM / in News, State News

by Janet Kim Original Post NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After biting a child, a pit bull mix, sentenced to be euthanized, was given a second chance at life. However, luck may have run out for the dog who was accused of attacking another child less than a month later. It’s become an all too familiar scene on Watts Lane in West […]

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Venezuela Expels 3 US Diplomats in ‘Sabotage Conspiracy’

Venezuela Expels 3 US Diplomats in ‘Sabotage Conspiracy’

on October 2, 2013, 8:15 AM / in National News, News

by nevaehwest Original Post BUENOS AIRES,  (RIA Novosti) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced on national television that he has ordered the expulsion of three US diplomats from the country for allegedly plotting acts of sabotage in conspiracy with “far-right” opposition. Speaking in a public address Monday, Maduro gave Charge D’Affaires Kelly Keiderling, the top US diplomat in Caracas, […]

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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion on Weapons on the Eve of the Shutdown

Pentagon Spent $5 Billion on Weapons on the Eve of the Shutdown

on October 2, 2013, 8:12 AM / in National News, News

By John Reed Original Post The Pentagon pumped billions of dollars into contractors’ bank accounts on the eve of the U.S. government’s shutdown that saw 400,000 Defense Department employees furloughed. All told, the Pentagon awarded 94 contracts yesterday evening on its annual end-of-the-fiscal-year spending spree, spending more than five billion dollars on everything from robot submarines to Finnish hand grenades […]

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Tomita, Van Brocklin split on spending for Washington County Animal Shelter

on October 2, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Tony Casey – Johnson City Press Original Post Editor’s Note: More regulation. Discussion of the mandatory spay/neuter ordinance is deeply buried in this article. Breeders and people with show dogs would have to be licensed to avoid MSN. At Tuesday night’s monthly Animal Control Board meeting, city commissioner David Tomita voiced his concerns over the value of paying a […]

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Surprised to wake up to a partially shuttered government…

Surprised to wake up to a partially shuttered government…

on October 1, 2013, 9:14 PM / in National News, News

  Peter Coyne If you’re not a bureaucrat or you try not to read the news, then today is just another Tuesday. For everyone else, the federal government is shut down until Congress funds it. We know that because istheusgovernmentshutdown.com told us so. Here’s what the site looks like right now… Soon after the DR hit your inbox yesterday, we […]

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Was Syria a false flag operation?

on October 1, 2013, 9:06 PM / in National News, News

Further research into the situation in Syria raises some thought-provoking questions concerning who, exactly, was and is really responsible for the chemical weapons incident in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21, 2013. On August 20, 2012, Barack Obama made his “red line” comment: “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on […]

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Mississippi town sued after refusing to license gay bar

Mississippi town sued after refusing to license gay bar

on October 1, 2013, 8:46 PM / in Local News, News

By Robbie Ward Reuters  Pat “P.J.” Newton stands in front of the building she is leasing in Shannon, Mississippi September 30, 2012. A rural northeast Mississippi community discriminated against a lesbian woman by denying her a license to reopen a bar catering to gays and lesbians, a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU accused […]

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Government shutdown: How could you be affected?

Government shutdown: How could you be affected?

on October 1, 2013, 7:48 AM / in National News, News

You have heard all the lies… now the truth…. A look at which services will and will not be affected after Congress failed to reach an agreement averting a government shutdown. Guide to the shutdown A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some but minimal impact on others. Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue […]

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A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

on October 1, 2013, 6:51 AM / in Announcements, National News, News

A Passion for Excellence offer stories, quotes, insights, questions and advice in an attempt to culitivate superb, personalized, “back to basics” leadership. Its authors recommend that you look for some “first steps” that fit in with your particular needs and start with those. Here is one highlight: Common Sense The greatest problem American business faces is getting the boss back […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on October 1, 2013, 6:29 AM / in History

“The issue of life is fundamental to who we are as a society, It’s important for all of us to stand together to promote respect for the dignity of every human life.” – Darrell Waltrip

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The Business of Lying

The Business of Lying

on October 1, 2013, 6:25 AM / in National News, News

By Gerald R. Chester According to a FastCompany article, a survey of forty thousand Americans conducted ten years ago reported that 93 percent admitted to lying “regularly and habitually in the workplace.”(1) I must admit I have difficulty understanding why pollsters would think that people would tell the truth about their habits of not telling the truth. Regardless of my […]

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They’re Lying to You: Appropriations and “Shutdown” Lies

They’re Lying to You: Appropriations and “Shutdown” Lies

on September 30, 2013, 9:42 PM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem As Democrats and Republicans squabble over federal funding and a partial shutdown of the federal government looms, many in the press are mindlessly parroting the Democratic Party’s talking points about the shutdown. But what’s the reality? Following are three false claims regarding the looming shutdown, and why they are lies. False claim #1: Republicans are […]

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On the verge of a government shutdown: Now what?

on September 30, 2013, 2:23 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Let me second what Lynn has to say here… STOP and THINK for one minute about how well this nation and it’s citizens would be if we got all that unnecessary government and the expense associated with it out of the way.  Imagine having a small business without all the expense to report every move to government.  Imagine being a […]

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Countdown to Shutdown

Countdown to Shutdown

on September 30, 2013, 2:18 PM / in National News, News

On Saturday, the House passed another Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund the government, this time with a one-year delay of ObamaCare and a repeal of the medical-device tax — the one that Harry Reid called a “stupid tax” but promised to save. The House also passed a separate CR (continuing resolution) to fund the Defense Department in the event of […]

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The Constitution vs. the UN Arms Treaty

The Constitution vs. the UN Arms Treaty

on September 30, 2013, 11:21 AM / in National News, News

Posted by Lesley Swann Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry signed a UN arms treaty that opponents say will implement a broad firearms registration scheme and eventually lead to global bureaucrats imposing gun control on the American people in spite of the Second Amendment.  Despite the Obama administration’s support for the treaty, it remains to be seen whether the […]

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Obama’s Renewed Iranian Romance

Obama’s Renewed Iranian Romance

on September 30, 2013, 11:18 AM / in National News, News

Three days after being snubbed at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Obama made a hurriedly arranged telephone call to Rouhani last Friday as the Iranian president was heading to the airport to return to Tehran.  This followed what Secretary of State John Kerry had described as his own “constructive” meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

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Lessons in Manliness: The Hobbit

Lessons in Manliness: The Hobbit

on September 30, 2013, 11:15 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Jeremy Andenberg The Art of Manliness The Hobbit has been a favorite of children and adults alike since its publication in 1937. It used to take a backseat to The Lord of the Rings, but with the movie being released last summer, interest has been renewed in Bilbo Baggins’ adventure. When it was originally published, it was put into the children’s […]

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The Guns of ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEOS)

The Guns of ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEOS)

on September 30, 2013, 11:12 AM / in National News, News

by Aaron Samsel The final episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad airs this Sunday and the Guns.com staff is eagerly anticipating a just and Scarface-esque finale to this epic piece of moral madness.  We know it’s not your classic Western (yet), but this grand homage to nerd rage won our hearts and minds back in 2008 with a bag full of mercury […]

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Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal

Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal

on September 30, 2013, 11:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson Republicans are attempting two tricks to convince conservatives the GOP is still with them. The first is the Vitter Amendment, named for Senator David Vitter, which would require Congress to adhere to Obamacare like the rest of us.  I consider it a shiny object and you should not be cheering the GOP is they get it.  Congress […]

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