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7 Amazing Reagan Quotes that
Capture America´s Current Condition
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 2:14:24 PM     Post Reply
Ronald Reagan’s prescient words hold striking resonance to the dangers and maladies afflicting America today. Here are 7 Ronald Reagan quotes that speak to America’s present condition. 1. On the importance of limited government. (Photo) 2. On minority youth unemployment. (Photo) 3. On the opportunity-crushing nature of taxes. (Photo) 4. On the appropriate purpose of welfare. (Photo) 5. On faith. (Photo) 6. On government-run healthcare. (Photo)

Venezuela: the Left´s favourite
´socialist paradise´ is sliding
into poverty and dictatorship
Telegraph [U.K.], by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/21/2014 2:03:45 PM     Post Reply
How are things coming along in Venezuela, that paradise of democratic socialism? You must remember Venezuela. That´s the country that Diane Abbott said was showing "a better way", which Owen Jones told us had proven that "you can lead a progressive, popular government that says no to neo-liberalism"? The apple in the eye of Marx, the last hope for humanity in a world of fat cat banksters and austerity Scrooges. The Copacobana of the international revolution. Viva! How is Venezuela doing? Well, tens of thousands of protesters are in the streets, the army´s been sent to crush revolt, an opposition

Colorado, Utah move to hike
smoking age to 21
Associated Press, by Kristen Wyatt & Michelle L. Price    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 1:59:11 PM     Post Reply
DENVER- Two Western states with some of the nation´s lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21. Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on proposals Thursday to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds, a move inspired by new research on how many smokers start the habit as teenagers. "By raising the age limit, it puts them in a situation where they´re not going to pick it up until a much later age," said Marla Brannum of Lehi, Utah, who testified in favor of the idea

  


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Dewhurst: Investigate
Battleground Texas Immediately
Breitbart Big Government, by Brandon Darby    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/21/2014 1:53:43 PM     Post Reply
Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst issued a letter to Secretary of State Nandita Berry today urging her office to immediately turn over all complaints of Battleground Texas’ violations of election law to Attorney General Greg Abbott. The scandal was revealed after Breitbart Texas released the latest James O´Keefe undercover video on what appeared to be a Battleground Texas illegal voter data-mining operation to help elect Wendy Davis. Breitbart Texas provides Lt. Governor Dewhurst´s full letter to the Texas Secretary of State below:

California farmers won´t get federal water
Associated Press, by Scott Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 1:52:48 PM     Post Reply
FRESNO, Calif.- Federal officials say many farmers caught in California´s drought will receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday it will continue to monitor rain and snowfall, but at this point there´s not enough water in the Central Valley Project to give water to farmers. Last year, Central Valley farmers received 20 percent of their normal allowance, and that figure is now set at zero percent. This marks the third dry year for the state, and Gov. Jerry Brown last month declared

Jimmy Fallon, Democrat Political Asset
Newsbusters, by Brent Bozell and Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/21/2014 1:46:54 PM     Post Reply
The Obamas have had few more obsequious media allies than NBC´s Jimmy Fallon. Now that he´s taking over the hallowed ground of "The Tonight Show," Fallon´s proven ability to spread his reach into viral videos on YouTube promises to become even more politically potent. Fallon´s Obama-friendly sketches and interviews have become immediate "news" grist for the Comcast corps at NBC and MSNBC. The same sensation happens when Fallon is ripping into a Republican. Just as NBC and MSNBC were tearing Gov. Chris Christie apart over "Bridgegate," Fallon joined this political crusade by bringing on liberal rock star Bruce Springsteen for a jokey

Venezuelan President
Threatens to Kick CNN
Out for ´War Propaganda´
Breitbart Big Peace, by Francis Martel    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/21/2014 1:06:48 PM     Post Reply
"CNN´s programming, 24 hours a day, is war programming," the likely illegitimate Venezuelan president boomed yesterday afternoon. In a public appearance with the state´s bus drivers, Nicolás Maduro promised to "kick them out of Venezuela" for trying to "show the world that there is a civil war in Venezuela." According to Argentine news source Infobae, Maduro began speaking extemporaneously yesterday about the news source, telling workers that CNN only shows Venezuela "hatred." He was in the bus terminal of Caracas, allegedly investigating damage to the transportation service done by police in their efforts to attack protesters. "They want to show

  


  

Nugent apologizes for calling
Obama ´subhuman mongrel´
The Hill (Washington DC), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 12:34:44 PM     Post Reply
Singer Ted Nugent apologized on Friday for calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” last month. “I do apologize, not necessarily to the president, but on behalf of much better men than myself,” Nugent said in a radio interview on “The Ben Ferguson Show." The rocker said he was sorry for using “street fighter terminology of subhuman mongrel,’” and admitted "I did cross the line.” Nugent said he should have used a term such as “violator of his oath, the Constitution” instead. The apology came just a day after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) urged Nugent to apologize for the remark. “Ted

Fed Releases Transcripts
from 2008 Meetings
Fox Business, by Dunstan Prial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 12:29:24 PM     Post Reply
The Federal Reserve on Friday released transcripts from its 2008 meetings, divulging publicly for the first time many of the details of critical decisions made by the central bank during the height of the financial crisis. The transcripts shed light on the decision-making process -- the agreements as well as the quarrels -- that led to unprecedented interventions such as the bailout of banks deemed “too big to fail,” emergency lending measures, the lowering of the key fed funds interest rates to near zero and the long-running bond purchase program known as quantitative easing. Transcripts from a conference call on March

LA Archbishop Mahony kept altar
boy list from police - deposition
KABC-TV [Los Angeles], by Darsha Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/21/2014 12:17:14 PM     Post Reply
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -- New details are surfacing about the role Archbishop Roger Mahony played in the investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked. According to a deposition made public on Wednesday and obtained by the Associated Press, Mahony told a subordinate not to give the list, saying he didn´t want to scare the boys who knew nothing about the investigation. Detectives investigating allegations against Nicolas Aguilar

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail
Bloomberg, by Megan McArdle    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 12:08:01 PM     Post Reply
I’m on the road this week, giving talks on my new book about learning to fail better: that is, first, to give ourselves the permission to take on challenges where we might very well fail; second, to pick ourselves up as quickly as possible and move on when things don’t work out. This is, I argue, vital on a personal level, as well as vital for the economy, because that’s where innovation and growth come from. The other day, after one of my talks, a 10th-grade girl came up and shyly asked if I had a minute. I always have a

  


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Why one Girl Scout is selling
cookies outside a pot clinic
CBS News, by Aimee Picchi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 11:51:36 AM     Post Reply
Aside from selling long-time fan favorites such as Thin Mints and Samoas, the Girl Scouts´ cookie program has another goal: To teach girls and young women to become savvy business thinkers. One 13-year-old Girl Scout is exemplifying that mission with her clever selling strategy: Pitching her cookie stand outside a medical marijuana dispensary.The girl, Danielle Lei, set up the stand outside The Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, stocking her table with favorites such as Tagalongs and Samoas. She sold about 117 boxes in two hours. Lei´s mother told CBS station KPIX by phone that the location allowed

Ex-President Bush hosts summit
on helping vets enter civilian life
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 11:45:53 AM     Post Reply
DALLAS — Efforts must be made to end the stigma attached to post-traumatic stress disorder, which can hinder military veterans’ transition into civilian life and employment, former President George W. Bush said Wednesday. Addressing a summit at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Bush said some veterans are reluctant to seek help and that employers often don’t realize the condition can be treated. “As a result of public misunderstanding, employers sometimes cite it as a reason for not hiring vets,” Bush said. “As most doctors today will tell you, post-traumatic stress is not a disorder. Post-traumatic stress or PTS

Do Christians care if ‘Noah’
movie jibes with the Bible?
Survey says … yep
Fox News, by Hollie McKay    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/21/2014 11:43:29 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES – Paramount Studios has poured an estimated $125 million into the production of “Noah,” casting big names like Emma Watson and Russell Crowe, and trusting their baby to Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. But six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, concern is brewing that the flick may not be popular with Christians at the box office. Faith Driven Consumer – a movement connecting Christian consumers with companies compatible with a biblical worldview – issued the results of an online survey, first published in Variety, that indicated a whopping 98 percent of faith-driven consumers are “unsatisfied with (the) Bible-themed

Arizona Legislature OKs religion
bill; on way to Gov. Brewer
Republic [Arizona], by Alia Beard Rou    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/21/2014 11:08:20 AM     Post Reply
The Arizona Legislature has passed a controversial religion bill that is again thrusting Arizona into the national spotlight in a debate over discrimination. House Bill 2153, written by the conservative advocacy group Center for Arizona Policy and the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom, would allow individuals to use religious beliefs as a defense against a lawsuit. The bill, which was introduced last month and has been described by opponents as discriminatory against gays and lesbians, has drawn national media coverage. Discussion of the bill went viral on social media during the House floor debate Thursday. Opponents have dubbed it

  


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Is Ann Coulter now turning
on Ted Cruz?
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 2/21/2014 10:55:20 AM     Post Reply
First conservative icon Thomas Sowell turned on Ted Cruz, now it appears that Ann Coulter is souring on the Texas Republican as well. Sowell published two columns this week slamming Cruz for being self-serving. Coulter praised the first of Sowell’s columns in a tweet Wednesday. Later, in an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday night, Coulter doubled down on her praise of Sowell’s anti-Cruz column: ”I never push anyone else’s column but mine. Today everyone has got to read Thomas Sowell’s article.” During the “Hannity” segment, Coulter attacked tea party groups for being filled with “shysters” and “conmen,” naming specifically the Senate Conservatives

America, the irrelevant
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 10:45:44 AM     Post Reply
Do you want to know what the Ukrainians think about American policy? So would Defense Secretary Chuch Hagel. He´s been trying to call the Ukrainian defense minister all week but no one is picking up the phone. Politico: "We haven´t been able to connect with anyone at the defense ministry," Kirby told Pentagon reporters, who repeatedly pressed him on the issue. "How long do you let [the phone] ring," one quipped. "We´ve been trying pretty diligently all week," Kirby said, noting this is the first time, as far as he knows, that Hagel has been unable to reach to his counterpart in another

Mexico to trump Japan as
No. 2 car exporter to US
Associated Press, by Adriana Gomez Licon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 10:41:50 AM     Post Reply
CELAYA, Mexico- Mexico is on track to replace the Asian automotive giant, Japan, as the second-largest exporter of cars to the United States by the end of the year.An $800 million Honda plant opening Friday in the central state of Guanajuato will produce about 200,000 Fit hatchbacks a year, helping push total Mexican car exports to the U.S. to 1.7 million in 2014, roughly 200,000 more than Japan, consulting firm IHS Automotive says. And, with another big plant starting next week, Mexico is expected to surpass Canada for the top spot by the end of 2015. "It´s a safe bet,"

NY lawmaker: Parents should
take parenting classes
FOX5 News, by Liz Dahlem    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/21/2014 10:38:58 AM     Post Reply
New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Jr. introduced a bill that would require parents of elementary school children to attend a minimum of four parent support classes. If parents don´t go, 6th graders won´t move onto 7th grade. Leslie Venokur, the co-founder of Big City Moms, called the idea "crazy" and "insane." She said that what is most concerning that the education commissioner and Board of Regents would develop the parenting guidelines. She said the Regents should "stick to what they´re good at which is teaching kids and staying away from the parents."

Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for
richest retirement savers
Marketwatch.com, by Robert Powell    Original Article
Posted By: karmageddon2008- 2/21/2014 10:31:45 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports. Plus, the president wants to limit the value of all tax deductions, defined contribution exclusions and IRA deductions to 28% of income — and include an overall cap on all retirement accounts, including pensions, that could bring in $1 billion a year in new tax revenue, according to a Pensions & Investments report.

  



Why People Think Adelina Sotnikova´s
Figure Skating Gold Medal Was Rigged
Atlantic, by Alexander Abad-Santos    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/21/2014 10:26:47 AM     Post Reply
Adelina Sotnikova and her many Russian fans are very happy about the 17-year-old´s new gold medal in figure skating. The rest of the figure-skating world isn´t as enthused, and some are even claiming that Sotnikova benefitted from Russian judges and a hometown crowd, and that without that outside help, she could never have beaten South Korea´s Kim Yu-na and Italy´s Carolina Kostner. "If Adelina was not from Russia, she would never get those marks," Dave Lease, America´s figure skating expert boyfriend, told The Wire on Thursday night. Lease is one of the brilliant minds behind The Skating Lesson, a blog focused

Public Sector Cuts Part-Time
Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law
New York Times, by Robert Pear    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/21/2014 10:22:33 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, state and local officials say. The cuts to public sector employment, which has failed to rebound since the recession, could serve as a powerful political weapon for Republican critics of the health care law, who claim that it is creating a drain on the economy. President Obama has twice delayed enforcement of the health care law’s employer mandate, which would subject larger employers to tax penalties

Attacking Diversity of Thought
Tribune Media Services, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/21/2014 10:21:40 AM     Post Reply
Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we’re going to be shuttering the political science, religion, and pre-law departments too. We’ll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their résumés handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there’s anything left to discuss? At least that’s where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West, and a famous right-wing Princeton professor, Robert

Scott Walker is the next target
of the MSM knockout game
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/21/2014 10:16:06 AM     Post Reply
Having successfully demonized Chris Christie over the closure of traffic lanes on a bridge, the leftist mainstream media are now targeting Scott Walker, another very promising potential GOP candidate for president. All of this in the context media downplaying and outright ignoring revelations of lies under oath in a scandal that cost four American lives including an ambassador that reflects badly on Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post offered a front page story intimating Scott Walker faces a scandal in an ongoing investigation launched by his political enemies in Wisconsin (who are legion because he successfully took on the public employee unions

Ukraine defense minister ignores
repeated phone calls from Chuck Hagel
Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/21/2014 9:51:12 AM     Post Reply
Ukraine Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev has refused to take multiple phone calls made personally by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon said Thursday. "Secretary Hagel has been trying, himself, since early this week," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Lebedev refuses "to communicate, to accept a phone call" from Hagel or the Pentagon. "We haven´t been able to connect with anybody from the Defense Ministry there in Ukraine," he said. "We´ve been trying pretty diligently here in the Pentagon, we´ve been trying pretty diligently this whole week. I´d say it´s pretty unusual." Perhaps Hagel´s team thinks that

Keystone XL: Sachs Strikes Back
American Magazine, by Benjamin Zycher    Original Article
Posted By: eagleblurst- 2/21/2014 9:43:28 AM     Post Reply
Herewith, some observations on Professor Jeffrey Sachs’s response to my critique of his criticism of the recent State Department analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the context of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A summary of his original criticism of Keystone XL is as follows: • “The world is on a trajectory to raise the mean global temperature by at least 3 degrees C by the end of the century.” • “The world is experiencing a rapidly rising frequency of extreme climate-related events such as heat waves.” [Snip]

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