Sorry, Rand Paul, Ronald Reagan Did Not Give Us the Clinton Boom
Post Date: 2015-02-13 21:17:38 by Gatlin
Rand Paul, speaking yesterday to a conservative group (his remarks were generously provided by Dave Weigel), explained his view on the proper formula for economic prosperity: tax cuts, and plenty of em. When we dramatically lowered tax rates in the '80s, we got an enormous boom in our country, probably for two decades, explained the 2016 presidential candidate. Many of us believe that the '80s and the '90s, once the boom began, had a lot to do with lowering the tax rates. On many policy areas, economic and otherwise, Paul speaks for libertarians, kooks, Confederate apologists, or all three. In this case, he is advocating what remains firm ...
Question for a Friday Evening: What is the difference between Hoarding and Preparing?
Post Date: 2015-02-13 20:56:04 by Pridie.Nones
The other day I read someone discuss "hoarding." So, I have a question: What is the difference between Hoarding and Preparing? Is it illegal to prepare for a disaster, say beyond a 30 day period?
Rand Paul caught lying about his college record
Post Date: 2015-02-13 20:41:00 by Gatlin
Ophthalmologist-turned-politician Rand Paul may have a medical degree from Duke University, but the Kentucky senator and likely 2016 presidential candidate never completed his undergraduate education at Baylor University. So why did Paul assert twice yesterday that he holds two bachelors degrees from the institution? The senator embellished his record during an appearance at the Lincoln Labs Reboot Congress event Thursday. In two instances highlighted by Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, Paul falsely suggested that he had obtained undergraduate degrees. First came this exchange between Paul and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington: ARRINGTON: Lets talk ...
Obama condemns 'outrageous murders' of three Muslims
Post Date: 2015-02-13 20:17:52 by out damned spot
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has made his first comments about the three young Muslims who were shot to death near a university campus saying no one in America should ever be targeted "because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship." Obama says in a statement that the FBI will determine whether federal laws were violated in what he calls "the brutal and outrageous murders." Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reproached Obama and other senior officials for not speaking out against the killings of the three young Muslims. Erdogan, lead of a Muslim nation, said during a news conference in Mexico Thursday that the U.S. ...
APNewsBreak: NJ allows physical skill-based gambling
Post Date: 2015-02-13 19:38:03 by cranky
An Atlantic City casino is about to redefine casino gambling by introducing a new style of wagering: competition based on a physical skill rather than luck. Executives at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa told The Associated Press on Friday that they've gotten permission from New Jersey gambling regulators to host a basketball contest next month in which players shoot free throws for money. It's the first of what promises to be many skill-based events that let gamblers take greater control over the outcomes of their bets, rather than relying on a roll of the dice, spin of the wheel or deal of the cards. "This is a first step, something we've never been able to do until ...
Governor John Kitzhaber announces his resignation
Post Date: 2015-02-13 16:34:47 by cranky
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned effective Wednesday, Feb. 18, in a letter submitted to Secretary of State Kate Brown. "I am announcing today that I will resign as Governor of the State of Oregon," he wrote in a statement released just after noon Friday. Brown will be sworn in as Oregon's 37th governor, but the timing of that ceremony is uncertain. Or download MP3 here. Kitzhaber's resignation does not end the criminal investigation against him and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, or the state ethics review. Kitzhaber did not appear in public on Friday and neither did his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. Instead, he issued a page-long statement that was released Friday ...
Air Force action 'entirely inappropriate'
Post Date: 2015-02-13 14:42:54 by redleghunter
A conservative military watchdog says it was completely inappropriate for an Air Force commander to allow the display of a hybrid flag that advances the radical LGBT political agenda on base. Writing for The Blaze, former Senior Airman Brian Kolfage accounts that he was driving through Davis Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson when he saw an American flag with rainbow stripes, instead of red and white stripes, flying high on a two-story house. Kolfage complained to base officials that that flag violates a section of Title 4 that states the American flag "shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be forty-eight stars, white in a blue ...
Franklin Graham: Secularists have taken control of America [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-13 14:14:58 by redleghunter
Addressing the crowd at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference last week, world-renowned evangelist Franklin Graham admittedly took a different spin than his iconic father, Billy Graham, on the podium and criticized America, declaring that "secularists have taken control of our country." The president of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association admonished believers in America for standing by while godless, democratically appointed government officials rip the Christian foundation of the country out from under them. "Our country has changed, and we've got to take a stand," Graham exhorted the Oklahoma City crowd, according to The Christian Post. "We live in a ...
Rand Paul On The Federal Government: ‘Shut The Damn Thing Down’
Post Date: 2015-02-13 12:36:10 by hondo68
AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles Speaking at the American Spectator Gala in Washington D.C. last night, Sen. Rand Paul delighted the crowd with a strong anti-government speech. He began with a defense of the government shutdown in 2013, pointing out that many Americans in fly-over country didnt really care, and only a third of government was shut down at the time. Paul blamed Obama for shutting down national parks and national monuments to raise public concern, praising World War II veterans for ignoring the barriers placed in front of their monument in Washington D.C. I tell people who dont understand America, dont understand that we need to shut the damn thing ...
Middle Schoolers Given Word Search Puzzles Based on the Erotic Novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Post Date: 2015-02-13 11:17:42 by Deckard
Really? I mean just
really? So now this happened. (How many stories about the downfall of our public education system like this one am I going to start with that sentence?) Students in the Monessen School District in Pennsylvania came home from school Monday with word search puzzles based on the erotic novel-recently-turned-movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The puzzle included words like bondage, submissive, leather cuffs, intercourse, and spanking among others. James Carter said the word search, filled with explicit sexual terms, was passed out Monday to his son and other students in his eighth-grade class ...
School Principal Calls FBI After 8th Grader Throws ‘Made In China’ Flag Out Of Window
Post Date: 2015-02-13 11:07:16 by Deckard
A school principal in New Mexico is attempting to contact the government and have federal charges brought against a 14-year-old student who threw a small American flag on a stick out of a window. Robert Archuleta wants the boy expelled, and presumably arrested, following the incident during which four students were misbehaving, also throwing other items such as workbooks out of the classroom window into snow. The principal initially called the school police officer with Rio Arriba County, but because he told them he wished to report a federal offense, the cops referred him to the FBI. A lot of men have died over [the flag], men and women, Archuleta told reporters ...
In Alabama ... We Dare Defend --- our Rights
Post Date: 2015-02-13 11:03:08 by BorisY
ALGOP >> ALGOP News >> Chairman's Corner >> In Alabama: We Dare Defend our Rights Posted on February 11, 2015 I have just returned from a week in Israel where I visited many holy sites from both the Old and New Testament. I walked where Jesus walked in Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites. I stood where Abraham stood at the gate at the City of Dan, the northern most city of the kingdom of Israel, where he rescued his nephew Lot. Scripture comes alive more than ever as you come to realize much of what you see of Gods chosen land is what was seen by Jesus and those who lived in Biblical times, like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It also solidifies the ...
The Warmongering Record of Hillary Clinton
Post Date: 2015-02-13 10:19:43 by Operation 40
If reason and justice prevailed in this country, youd think that the recent series of articles in the Washington Times concerning the U.S.-NATO attack on Libya in 2011 would torpedo Hillary Clintons presidential prospects. Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State at that time knew that Libya was no threat to the U.S. She knew that Muammar Gadhafi had been closely cooperating with the U.S. in combating Islamist extremism. She probably realized that Gadhafi had a certain social base due in part to what by Middle Eastern standards was the relatively equitable distribution of oil income in Libya. But she wanted to topple Gadhafi. Over the objections of Secretary of Defense ...
Vatican mulling new department to tackle environmental issues
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:55:43 by Willie Green
Feb 12 (Reuters) - The Vatican is considering setting up an environmental think tank, a spokesman said on Thursday, which could influence the opinion of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on such thorny issues as climate change. Father Federico Lombardi said the proposal was discussed at a closed-door meeting of cardinals from around the world who are at the Vatican to deliberate a reform of the Church's central administration, known as the Curia. "We see a growth in the awareness (of environmental problems) and in the importance of reflection, commitment, and study of environmental issues and their relation to social and human questions," he told reporters at a ...
Mexico condemns deadly police shooting in Washington state
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:39:15 by cranky
Officers killed a man accused of hurling rocks in the fourth fatal police shooting since last summer, a death that is shaking this agricultural city of 68,000 in southeastern Washington and drawing criticism from as far away as Mexico. The killing Tuesday of orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes sparked protests after witnesses said he was running away when he was shot in a busy intersection in Pasco, a city about 215 miles southeast of Seattle. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department on Thursday condemned the shooting of the man raised in that country. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he was monitoring the situation. "We are going to need to get to the bottom of understanding the ...
Christian Group Claims Dinosaurs Are A Lie, Wants Them Extinct From Schools
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:24:05 by Willie Green
A parent, who's part of a group that believes dinosaurs are one big lie, is getting international attention after making an angry post on a parenting site.The writer starts the rant with, "I am getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children."The page long diatribe against dinosaurs on the popular parenting site mumsnet.com quickly set off a flurry of mockery and went viral, the Mirror reports.The writer thinks the scientific evidence for dinosaurs is scant and also claims they set a bad example for children. The writer illustrates the point with an anecdote:"At my children's school, several children were left in tears after one of their classmates ...
Will first contact with aliens spell the end of civilisation? Experts discuss dangers of sending messages to ET
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:23:22 by cranky
Experts have warned against making first contact with aliens at a meeting of Seti experts in CaliforniaThey say it could prove a 'mistake' and spell the end of humanity if the aliens turn out to be hostileHowever, others have argued that we should actively try to make contactThey say we should be sending out messages rather than just listeningThe Director of Seti said that if we don't, we might miss our chance to make contact - as aliens might think we are not advanced enough Are we alone in the universe? Its a question astronomers have pondered ever since we discovered Earth was not the only planet in the cosmos.But, while we conduct searches for habitable planets and ...
Police change tactics, call tanks "armor protected ambulances" and rescue vehicles [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:20:58 by Deckard
In the above video a police officer actually calls it an armored ambulance can you believe this crap? Not a tank? It's as though police are reading from a script. Oh, right they are and its Homeland Security's B.S. script. Council members in San Leandro, Calif. voted in favor of allowing the city to use a grant to purchase a controversial armored rescue vehicle. The Medevac Armored vehicle is the only one of its kind in Northern California. "This is such a big step in the wrong direction (and) relations in the community," said Mia Ousley, who opposes the city purchasing armored rescue vehicle. "This is a tank." ...
The govt reads all your old emails and doesn't need a warrant
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:12:25 by Deckard
If you don't clean out your email in-box every month, heres some incentive: The federal government can read any emails that are more than six months old without a warrant.That means, the NSA, DHS, FBI etc., are spying on all your old emails. Little known to most Americans, ambiguous language in a communications law passed in 1986 extends Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure only to electronic communications sent or received fewer than 180 days ago. The language, known as the 180-day rule, allows government officials to treat any emails, text messages or documents stored on remote servers popularly known as the cloud ...
Obama's Force Authorization is a Blank Check for War Worldwide
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:03:12 by Deckard
The president is requesting Congress to pass an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) resolution against ISIS. Congress has not issued a similar resolution since 2002, when President Bush was given the authority to wage war against Iraq. The purpose of this resolution is to give official authority to the president to do the things that he has already been doing for the past six years. Seems strange but this is typical for Washington. President Obamas claim is that he does not need this authority. He claims, as have all other recent presidents, that the authority to wage war in the Middle East has been granted by the resolutions passed in 2001, 2002, and by article II of ...
NYPD Successfully Disarms, Pins Down Female 'Drug Lord' Wielding a Lollipop
Post Date: 2015-02-13 08:58:17 by Deckard
In an effort to really instill trust back into New York residents, NYPD has decided to be extra vigilant about finding drugs in all the wrong places. Are you a female who enjoys the occasional 'lolli'? Then of course you must be a drug lord deserving of a good kick, tackle and a literal roll in the grass only to find an unidentified plain clothes brute on top of you. Last spring, detective Sekou Bourne thought he'd do some sleuthing by conspicuously poking about Jarnale Henry's apartment building. To her, it must have looked like some creeper hanging out for odd lengths of time. "What do you want?" she asked.With such a provocative question, laced with mystery, it ...
What Do Goldman Sachs, Fox News, and Time Warner Have in Common? They All Fund Hillary Clinton
Post Date: 2015-02-13 08:55:14 by IbJensen
Americas political system is heavily influenced by money, everyone knows that. In fact, the argument can be made that the US has become an oligarchy. People say follow the money, and in politics it can lead you to the agenda which politicians will carry out once elected. President Obamas top donor in 2008 was Goldman Sachs, in 2009 he bailed out Wall Street. Dick Cheney had blatant financial ties with oil giant Halliburton, they made $39.5 billion in revenue from the war in Iraq that Cheney tricked us into. So where are Hillarys ties? Here is a screen shot that displays Hillary Clintons top campaign donors since 1989: Does this surprise you? The most open ...
Judge orders gamblers to return winnings to New Jersey casino
Post Date: 2015-02-13 08:31:08 by cranky
A New Jersey judge ordered the return of $1.5 million to a casino from gamblers who won at a table game after realizing the cards had not been shuffled. State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor ruled in favor of the Golden Nugget casino in its dispute with 14 gamblers who say it was not there fault the cards were not shuffled and should be allowed to keep their winnings. A mini-baccarat game is where the trouble started in April 2012. The casino was using decks of cards that paid a manufacturer to pre-shuffle, but the deck at hand was not shuffled. Once the gamblers realized the cards were not shuffled, they increased their bets from $10 to $5,000 and proceeded to win 41 straight hands. ...
Wolves, "Sheepdogs," and the Gospel of Leviathan (Cop Worship in The Church)
Post Date: 2015-02-13 05:37:02 by Deckard
Preaching the gospel of Leviathan: Rev. Kellogg. We want to live pure, we want to live clean, we want to do our best; sweetly submitting to authority leaving to God the rest
.From Obedience, a childrens song teaching the supposed virtues of Positive Christianity For I know this -- that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.The Apostle Paul, quoted in Acts 20:29-30The Rev. Dan Kellogg of Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek, Washington wants young people to understand that he is ...
300 US Marines In Grave Danger In Iraq--Surrounded By ISIL Forces
Post Date: 2015-02-13 01:28:00 by TEA Party Reveler
LATEST UPDATE PENTAGON FLAK ADMITS "HEAVY FIGHTING" IN AL-BAGHDADI - THAT LOCATION FIVE KILOMETERS FROM AL-ASAD AIR BASE WHERE MORE THAN 300 U.S. MARINE ADVISORS/ TRAINERS HUNKERED DOWN ISIS CAPTURE OF AL-BAGHDADI MEANS MARINES WILL HAVE TO STAY AND FIGHT OR BE AIR-EVACED OUT OF DANGER ZONE - UNCONFIRMED REPORT "FIERCE CLASHES" ALREADY NEAR RUNWAY © 2015 MilitaryCorruption.com As of 2300 hours Thursday night here in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States, the situation around besieged Al-Asad air base just outside ISIS-controlled Al-Baghdadi is fluid. The British news agency Reuters reports some 300 U.S. Marine advisors/trainers at the huge base are in ...
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