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EPA Stealthily Propels Toward
‘Massive Power Grab of Private
Property Across the U.S.’

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/12/2013 9:33:21 PM

WASHINGTON — While the country is immersed in Obamacare headlines and a congressional tussle over delays and mandates, the Obama administration is stealthily moving toward unprecedented control over private property under a massive expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act authority. The proposed rule, obtained by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in advance of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s testimony at a Thursday oversight hearing, widely broadens the definition of waterways over which the federal government has jurisdiction to as little as a water ditch in a backyard. The Clean Water Act redefinition of “waters of the United States”

It is exhausting seeing articles like this almost every day relating to the crushing power of this corrupt regime. At least in this case there are Republicans working against it. Maybe O´Reilly could spend more time investigating things like this and the heinous nature of 0bama rather than bashing Republicans.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/12/2013 9:42:21 PM     (No. 9610344)

Should We worry that Congress does not have our backs ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texsupreme, 11/12/2013 10:03:26 PM     (No. 9610370)

Agreed, OP. It´s exhausting to continue to read about our elected representatives merely "pleading" with this corrupt administration. Letters and requests must be replaced with enforcement of Congress´s authority. They should be using threats of impeachment and defunding.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: deepthinker, 11/12/2013 10:17:33 PM     (No. 9610384)

If we ever see another GOP government--one with some guts--these regulations would be turned on the libs. (Well guys, it is your night in the barrel!)

Declare Occupy Wall Street encampments "environmental hazards" to be broken up and dispersed immediately.

Go after GE for the impact their windmills have on the bird and bat life.

Sue the broadcasters for the injury to public health caused by their many years of electromagnetic radiation. The older the broadcaster, the more they owe!

Require all government employees in public buildings to take the stairs-elevators to be disabled "for the environment".

All public employees to be limited to 2 sheets of toilet paper, while at work. Non flush Compost toilets (what we used to call "outhouses") to replace all conventional toilets in public administrative offices.

I should get a rich consulting contract to come up with ideas like these!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StuartL, 11/12/2013 10:28:27 PM     (No. 9610402)

#1 -- The only interest the members of this or any other Congress have in our backs is as objects upon which to pile ever-increasing regulations, taxes, and restrictions. Boot ´em all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: melanie, 11/13/2013 12:15:06 AM     (No. 9610518)

These people are like bedbugs...persistent and repulsive. You can bet they won´t allow any recreational boating or fishing if they get their clammy hands on our rivers, lakes and ponds.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/13/2013 2:49:48 AM     (No. 9610584)

One regulation after another; one mandate after another, one threat of unilateral movement after another-------just to keep everyone off center and not closely watching obama and getting down to brass tacks on any of his actions-------Benghazi for instance or the IRS, either of which could take him out.
Lots of the blame belongs on the shoulders of Boehner who refuses to call for a Select Committee and the drum beat for a special prosecutor. Is obama holding the threat of an SEC investigation over Boehner´s head for his blatant use of information for Insider Trading? We know obama must know about Boehner´s womanizing in DC with wifey at home and his boozing. No telling what else NSA has captured.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Uno, 11/13/2013 3:25:01 AM     (No. 9610592)

Welcome to the new Communism of unnesesary, overbearing regulation - becoming more like Venuzuela every day!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/13/2013 5:19:45 AM     (No. 9610629)

How about storm water from large cities flowing into streams, rivers, oceans? Can you imagine the filth that goes into those storm waters? Oh, that´s right. Big cities are run by corrupt demonrats so the EPA would no doubt give them an exemption. That´s how it works with demonrats. One rule for me; another rule for you.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Desperata, 11/13/2013 7:12:53 AM     (No. 9610744)

We have a septic field that needs to be replaced per county regulations. We were told by the inspector that there will be an additional waiting and permitting period because the EPA is now going to also inspect our septic field and drainage. It apparently wasn´t enough that the county and state already do it. Sounds efficient, right?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/13/2013 7:14:52 AM     (No. 9610748)

Obamacare may be the nuclear missile aimed at our free enterprise system, but the EPA is the Panzer tank division. We need to gut that agency as soon as we take control of Congress in 2014.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/13/2013 8:10:52 AM     (No. 9610834)

The progressives are committed to wearing us down. The frustration that we feel when the EPA runs roughshod over us is a useful tool for them. They want us to give up in the face of their bullying. They are going all in to put these regulations in place quickly. They must be stopped. The progressives are fighting on all fronts fearlessly to enact their agenda, and their strategy is to overwhelm the system, and it appears to be working. Is there no one fighting this massive assault? We need warriors willing to go toe to toe with these communists. Doesn´t sound like many Republicans I know. Obama has packed every agency and department with his fellow travelers and they are getting the job done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 11/13/2013 8:20:33 AM     (No. 9610854)

Well let´s think who lives on lakes and ponds...hmmmm...not the welfare recipients. This is yet another club to use against people with some assets.
This odd story about the poultry farmer fleshes out the odd story I heard about the government trying to force us to get our chicken from China. We can´t trust China not to poison our baby toys or destroy our homes with their tainted sheet rock. The chicken industry is dicey enough in the U.S. under close inspection, but turning it over to China is insane!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs, 11/13/2013 8:22:32 AM     (No. 9610858)

Agree with No. 11. Except. We now, officially, use the term "Communist" rather than "progressive." There is nothing "progressive" about going backwards in the civilization of this country.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/13/2013 8:40:51 AM     (No. 9610897)

Plank 1 of the Communist Manifesto: Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

John Locke originally wrote: "Life, Liberty and Property." Thomas Jefferson changed this to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" which was then put in our US Constitution. This was not intended to limit or trivialize the concept of the right of property ownership, but to expand it.

In the Virginia Declaration of Rights written by George Mason just days before our Constitution:

"That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety."

There is no aspect of our Constitution that more completely protects our freedoms than this. Thus the communist thrust of the EPA is to divest us of these rights. ACA is the tip of the Rats tail as they dive for cover.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: alpha91c, 11/13/2013 8:49:25 AM     (No. 9610909)

I fear that the most we can expect from our republican house is a hearing or two that go nowhere and are soon forgotten. As a previous poster has suggested, the administration has the dirt on everyone, to include republican leadership. Knowledge is power and the NSA under Dear Leader has been busy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: saucy, 11/13/2013 8:50:09 AM     (No. 9610912)

The ever strangling choke of tyranny just continues....stealthfully.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Clinger, 11/13/2013 8:50:17 AM     (No. 9610913)

Not that the semantics are all that important but what we are seeing is more Fascist. The illusion of private ownership of both property and enterprise with the government dictating every aspect of what can and cannot be done. The biggest difference I see between 1930´s Germany and the US now is an opposite approach to national identity. There´s a cool kids club identity thing going on here but a rejection of traditional national pride. I believe that difference relates to the driving force of Fascism being tied to globalism.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 11/13/2013 8:52:47 AM     (No. 9610917)

The Alinsky tactics used here are always to keep the people off-balance, tense, anxious and fearful. So this administration lobs one bomb after another at us, hoping to wear us down.

But it´s wearing the GOP hierarchy down instead, who, for reasons which defy logic, refuse to start talking about abuse of power, impeachment and unconstitutionality. It would go a long way in good will and confidence if the GOP would seriously go as radical on the right as the Democrats are on the Left.

I´m sick of being among millions of helpless peons who rely on seemingly impotent people we elected to help us out from under this morass of malignant regulations and outright theft of our freedom. The GOP has immense power it refuses to use.

OPEN LETTER TO GOP: Get radical. Stop wussifying our freedom. Stop attacking those who DO speak for us, like Cruz, Lee et al, and start fighting back. Get off your collective arses and do what you were elected to do. You were NOT elected to compromise. You were elected to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and you´re not doing it. Do you care? Or are weekends with your golfing buddies more important?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Gretchen, 11/13/2013 8:55:48 AM     (No. 9610922)

Yes, imagine McConnell winning his re-election bid in 2014. Of course he´ll ride hard to change the direction this country is going in. He and the GOP have been so successful to date, right?

Congress has the power to stop much of what has been going on. They CHOOSE not to do so. They are either in secret agreement with the Obama administration or the administration has something on our ´esteemed´ representatives. Either choice is hellish.

Being perpetually stuck in the "We´ll take over in the next election" mantra plays right into the hands of the status quo. I held my nose the other day and watched Bill O´Reilly and Bernie Goldberg tout Chris Christie for prez the other night and deride the Tea Party and Conservatives. What beltway chumps. They are already setting things up to blame conservatives again for the next presidential loss. Stuck on stupid, they be.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/13/2013 9:07:15 AM     (No. 9610945)

I understood that "navigable waterway" was already defined down to ridiculous levels, like damp private backyards.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/13/2013 9:18:43 AM     (No. 9610977)

I´m not a bit surprised at this. Some times back, I read about how the EPA had changed what the definition of a "wet land" was. It was made so that a puddle of rain water in you back yard could be placed under federal control as a "wet land". And heaven forbid is you wanted to build on your own land that had a puddle of water on it. I don´t know what ever happed to that proposal.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2013 9:42:21 AM     (No. 9611013)

The EPA can go to Hell!

They do NOT have the authority to do any of this.

This is how Obie is ´transforming America´...one illegal rule at a time...then it takes years of court cases to straighten it out. They know most people can´t afford to fight them so they use heavy handed tactics against Americans.

Sooner or later this will create major immediate pushback and it will NOT be pretty!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/13/2013 9:52:50 AM     (No. 9611033)

Congress is ALWAYS our problem

It is CONGRESS which hates you and me. Obama is jus the head on the pimple.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/13/2013 9:54:07 AM     (No. 9611035)

And why are we surprised? Obama is just following "the game plan."

"The Theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property."
Karl Marx

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 11/13/2013 10:05:46 AM     (No. 9611057)

fine. All the gripes are correct.
Do you remember who foisted this operation upon the USA? It was Richard M. Nixon, Republican.
We´ve had a couple of Republican presidents since then, and even a time or two of Republican majorities at the same time. Do you recall ANY efforts to abolish or even to marginally restrict the reach of these creeps? Any at all? I don´t.
So much for the "we must just hold our noses and vote for the GOP regardless" bunch.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/13/2013 10:24:48 AM     (No. 9611107)

Wonder why vodka was so plentiful in the Soviet Union?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 11/13/2013 11:11:16 AM     (No. 9611198)

EPA has no right to exist. We don´t have to allow any of this. We have no need for all our agencies nor all the laws nor, really, all the ´protection´. Both parties have abandoned the citizen in their lust for power. The government is only for the government. Its only concern is itself. We do not have to feed it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/13/2013 11:23:55 AM     (No. 9611231)

You need to compare the shock and awe the EPA is trying to unleash on private landowners to that which they impose on business or municipalities.

Here they are are trying regulate a chicken farmer for any feather or bird droppings that might wash off the farm.

A wind farm is capable of littering the countryside with decaying birds and bats, but goes unregulated.

The worst offenders of all are large metropolitan areas such as Boston. They needed a new major waste treatment plant in the late 70s but couldn´t decide on a location. After years of procrastination, they were being fined for failure to act. In the meantime the shellfish industry was closed for hundreds of miles in all directions because of their regular outputs of untreated or partially treated sewage.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/13/2013 11:53:51 AM     (No. 9611334)

EPA is one more example of our ruthless government´s
Unlimited power to tax, control and punish any and all citizens and small, unlobbied businesses. Like the cruel
medical scam, it is simply one more bureaucratic madness to enslave the victims, it is nothing more than the growth of an insane, power mad government.
Algore´s insane global warming nightmare, empowering the propaganda of the EPA dictatorship is only a power grab, another one, to enslave and subjugate the peasants, that´s us ! All of this is about the craziness of taxing, income and outgoing, as much as 70% of every dollar that make and spend. Most working people are literally working for all these taxing governments, straight through to September. Check it out, it´s true.
The EPA is one more taxing weight on your back.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/13/2013 11:54:23 AM     (No. 9611335)

The nature of left-wing regimes is activist. When our heads are spinning with the speed with which this bo regime spews things out, just remember the gaggle of czars busily at work behind the curtain.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 11/13/2013 11:54:43 AM     (No. 9611336)

“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against—then you’ll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures.

We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it.

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?
What’s there it that for anyone?

But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted—and you create a nation of lawbreakers—and then you cash in.

Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

Atlas Shrugged

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Reply 32 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/13/2013 12:14:26 PM     (No. 9611381)

Believe that the Jaret Soros cabal is mis guiding their puppet president, right this minute planning their revenge on the people under the cover of mass confusion of the medical scam. This carefully planned communist style takeover of America´s physical, mental and financial lives, is the perfect time of confusion to quietly pull off the next crime against the people.
Most likely criminal act will be some sidewinding executive order, bi passing Congress to "legalize" as many as fifty million alien invaders into another government controlled union of unskilled and low skilled
Laborers, upsetting an already weakened labor and job market. These aliens already receive financial benefits allowed to no citizens. Imagine the collective power the McCains Rubios Schumers will give them when they have so called legal rights. The distraction of ObamaFraud will lead us into more dangerous ground like the alien crimes described above. Everybody, stay on the alert for Obama´s next revenge on America !

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Reply 33 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 11/13/2013 12:18:17 PM     (No. 9611387)

Obama and his ilk are on a speedway to enacting (legally and mostly illegally)all of their Socialist Communist Anti God Agenda as rapidly are possible. They know that this may well be their only and last best chance to accomplish same?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: melman, 11/13/2013 1:31:18 PM     (No. 9611575)

Don´t worry the Rats are looking to Hillary to continue the Communist objectives.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: web, 11/13/2013 1:45:32 PM     (No. 9611601)

Hey, if that shallow ditch in my yard belongs to the EPA, they can come by and clean up the damage caused the last time we got a hard rain. Clean out the weeds, fill in my damaged driveway, replace my old fence posts. Glad they are taking responsibility for flood damage. Oh, they aren´t? They want the rights to my property, but not the responsibilities? Sound very immature.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: veritas, 11/13/2013 5:05:30 PM     (No. 9611956)

#14: Virginians also said, "Sic Semper Tyrannis."

#35: Thanks for the "Atlas" quote.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/13/2013 6:34:45 PM     (No. 9612062)

EPA´s over-reach on private property and industry enforcement is appalling. I can speak from experience that these abuses need to be dealt with. This over reach on so-called "waters of the United States" is a joke and must be stopped.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/14/2013 12:01:28 AM     (No. 9612421)

#14, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" appears nowhere in the US Constitution. That line is from the Declaration of Independence.

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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

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