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Vote like the government has its hand in your pocket, because it does

Vote like the government has its hand in your pocket, because it does

on January 1, 2014, 6:17 AM / in Opinion

By CAL THOMAS / Washington Examiner In real life when you find yourself paying more and getting less, you usually search for another product or service. With the federal government, it isn’t possible to take your business elsewhere unless you are prepared to give up your citizenship, as some have done. Such a drastic step is rejected by most of us […]

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A fitting (possible) end for Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M

A fitting (possible) end for Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M

on January 1, 2014, 6:12 AM / in Football, News, Sports

Dan Wolken, USA TODAY ATLANTA — If this was Johnny Manziel’s final college game, it was everything his career has been: Unpredictable, volatile and so, so entertaining. It also couldn’t have been a sweeter way to go out. After doing everything in his power to drag Texas A&M into the national spotlight the past two seasons, he might have saved […]

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The Straight Dope on Homosexuality

The Straight Dope on Homosexuality

on January 1, 2014, 6:03 AM / in National News, News

by Elizabeth McCaw The Department of Justice reports that homosexuals are more likely (15.4% of them) than heterosexual men (10.8%) to be physically attacked by a domestic partner. But the DOJ also found that 39% of cohabiting lesbians say they have been raped, attacked, or stalked by a lover, as opposed to 21.7% of heterosexuals who live with men. This […]

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Happy New Year…. with a smile

Happy New Year…. with a smile

on January 1, 2014, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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The blessing of a New Year

The blessing of a New Year

on January 1, 2014, 1:00 AM / in Announcements

Another New Year on the horizon. As I have written before, I am pretty technically savvy (especially for my age *smile*) about everything EXCEPT my yearly calendar.  There I am VERY old school.  I have an old fashion big calendar, showing a full month at the time, hanging to the right of my computer monitor. That means that toward to […]

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God’s New Year

on January 1, 2014, 1:00 AM / in Announcements

God’s New Year from seekfirstmedia on GodTube.

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Year End report for The Jackson Press

on December 31, 2013, 11:47 AM / in Local News, National News, News

Unless something brilliant happens today we will not reach 2,000, 000 readers for the year, which is okay with me. I am happy with what we have and what we have is a doubling of readership from last year to this year. Not bad for a mostly commercial free little enterprise in its second year of operation. Things we changed: […]

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A Christian’s Response to Gay Marriage

A Christian’s Response to Gay Marriage

on December 31, 2013, 11:11 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Ken Ham / The Answers Most people have heard of the account of Adam and Eve. According to the first book of the Bible, Genesis, these two people were the first humans from whom all others in the human race descended. Genesis also records the names of three of Adam and Eve’s many children—Cain, Abel, and Seth. Christians claim […]

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Boy Scouts of America enters new era as group opens to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts of America enters new era as group opens to gay youth on Jan. 1

on December 31, 2013, 10:58 AM / in National News, News

By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News For 103 years, Boy Scout Troop 101, one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River, has called Pomona First Baptist Church home. But that relationship will end on New Year’s Day when the church will sever ties with the troop over the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to admit openly gay youth. […]

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Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

on December 31, 2013, 10:39 AM / in National News, News

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses. Lawmakers let these tax breaks lapse almost every year, even though they save businesses and individuals billions of dollars. And […]

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Ex-Rep. Etheridge to lead NC federal farm office

Ex-Rep. Etheridge to lead NC federal farm office

on December 31, 2013, 10:33 AM / in National News, News

Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge named executive director of NC Farm Service Agency office RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is the new executive director of the North Carolina office of the federal agency that oversees some agricultural programs and keeps farmers abreast of other federal initiatives. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Etheridge’s […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on December 31, 2013, 8:39 AM / in National News, News

1. U.S. releases last of Uighur detainees from Guantanamo The Defense Department on Tuesday announced that it had freed three ethnic Uighur detainees who had been captured in 2001 and held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They were transferred to Slovakia. The three were the last of 22 Uighurs, a minority Muslim group that hails from China, […]

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The 1st annual Tricky Dick Awards

The 1st annual Tricky Dick Awards

on December 31, 2013, 8:35 AM / in National News, News

Finally, something John Boehner and President Obama can share By Paul Brandus  / The Week Incompetence, sloppiness, greed, and outright dishonesty. As usual, 2013 saw more than its share of disappointing behavior by prominent public figures. And thanks to them, our trust in once-respected institutions like Congress and the media took yet another hit. Who’s responsible for this terrible, trust-shattering […]

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Fast and Furious: FBI Now Linked to Murder of U.S. Border Agent

Fast and Furious: FBI Now Linked to Murder of U.S. Border Agent

on December 31, 2013, 8:28 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In the latest explosive twist to the Obama administration’s deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, one of the key whistleblowers has now identified the FBI as a crucial player in the infamous 2010 murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. According to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson, the criminals responsible for murdering […]

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Happy Birthday December 31st

Happy Birthday December 31st

on December 31, 2013, 8:18 AM / in People

GABBY DOUGLAS 18 Gymnast who became the first African American woman to win the gymnastics all-around gold medal and the team competitions at the 2012 Olympics. ALEX FERGUSON 72 Soccer manager who led Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, won the Eurpoean cup twice, and was knighted in 1999. ANTHONY HOPKINS 76 Welsh actor best known as creepy Hannibal Lecter. […]

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Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring

Official in charge of healthcare.gov rollout is retiring

on December 31, 2013, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

By BRIAN HUGHES / Washington Examiner The official responsible for overseeing the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website is retiring on Tuesday. In an email to colleagues, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Marilyn Tavenner said that Michelle Snyder — the chief operating officer and second-highest ranking official at the agency — was retiring “after 41 years of outstanding public service.” “While we […]

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Void

Void

on December 31, 2013, 8:03 AM / in Opinion

Archived Here In my 77 years of experience on earth, I have never seen the scarcity of capable leadership as critical as it is today. When someone speaks of leadership, most people’s minds go immediately to politics and there’s no doubt that the lack of qualified leaders reaches into the very top echelons of government, but the problem extends deeply […]

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When Risk Is Separated From Gain, The System Is Doomed

When Risk Is Separated From Gain, The System Is Doomed

on December 31, 2013, 8:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: I have talked about this before in regards to public / private ventures… the public uses tax gained funds to finance the operation of the privately managed operation. The risk disappears because the audience is captured into funding the exercise.   Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, If the gambler has no feedback from his bets because […]

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This number will increase under Obamacare

This number will increase under Obamacare

on December 31, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

STUDY RELEASED: 98,000 Americans Still Dying Every Year from Medical Mistakes In a report by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. A study released in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that as many as 98,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes. Despite a nationwide campaign to improve patient safety since 2000, Lucian Leape of Harvard University’s […]

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DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility

on December 31, 2013, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama. The email, subject line “Impeachment,” was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC’s 2014 efforts. “What do these people all have in common?,” the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican […]

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