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The Ordeal of Post-Obama Change
American Thinker, by Christopher Chantrill

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/22/2014 3:30:40 AM

Want to get a new angle on Obama´s Hope and Change mantra? Longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote the book about it before Obama was even born: The Ordeal of Change. [E]very radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem... It needs inordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling. “Action,” wrote Hoffer, “is the most obvious way by which to gain confidence and prove our worth... [but] there must be an abundance of opportunities, and there must be a tradition of self-reliance” for a program of action to work. And back in the 19th century when the first great wave of immigration

      


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The Ordeal of Post-Obama Change
American Thinker, by Christopher Chantrill    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:30:40 AM     Post Reply
Want to get a new angle on Obama´s Hope and Change mantra? Longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote the book about it before Obama was even born: The Ordeal of Change. [E]very radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem... It needs inordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling. “Action,” wrote Hoffer, “is the most obvious way by which to gain confidence and prove our worth... [but] there must be an abundance of opportunities, and there must be a tradition of self-reliance” for a program of action to work. And back in the 19th century when the first great wave of immigration

   

 

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Burlington, Iowa City Council to Consider
Ban on Open Carry of Toy Guns
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:26:49 AM     Post Reply
The Burlington, Iowa city council wants to ban open carry of toy guns. The ordinance will make it illegal to openly carry a toy gun or conceal one with clothes. Via Iowa Gun Owners Facebook page: The Burlington Iowa City Council is moving to pass an ordinance that would require you to get their WRITTEN permission before your kids can play with toy guns, replica guns, BB guns, etc! If your kids play with these toys in most outdoor situations, or if they play with toy guns in the car while you drive them around, you are looking at a fine in excess of

IRS official: Lost Lois Lerner
emails may still exist
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:18:18 AM     Post Reply
Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all? New testimony from a key Internal Revenue Service official indicates the IRS may not have lost two years of emails sent by former top IRS official Lois Lerner after all. That is what the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee suggested Monday morning in a newly released transcript of a recent closed-door interview with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane. Kane is responsible for producing documents requested by Congress that are related to a a probe into the IRS past practice of targeting conservative groups. Kane met with House investigators after Oversight

Hillary Clinton answers
questions on Facebook today
San Francisco Chronicle, by Wendy Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:16:11 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in a live Q&A today on Facebook. Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady who ran for president in 2008, will tour Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. She said in a Facebook post that she’ll be talking about her new book, “Hard Choices“ and answer questions on her book’s Facebook page beginning at 2:30 p.m. The book delves into her years as secretary of state. A Facebook spokesperson said Clinton’s tour of Facebook headquarters was closed to the press. There’s been some speculation over whether Clinton would run for president in 2016. She has yet to

Obama shares support for DC statehood
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 2:56:50 AM     Post Reply
President Obama said Monday that as a Washington, D.C., resident he supported statehood for the District of Columbia’s 650,000 inhabitants. "I´m in D.C., so I´m for it," Obama said Monday at a town-hall event to promote his "My Brother´s Keeper" program. "I´ve long believed that folks in D.C. pay taxes like everybody else. They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else. They should be represented like everybody else," Obama added. The president said there was no reason based on population size to deny the district´s residents statehood. But he acknowledged that the politics in Congress on D.C. statehood would

Hobby Lobby Makes
Atheists Knit Bricks
National Review Online, by Celina Durgin    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 2:52:51 AM     Post Reply
In response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, atheists are sitting around knitting. And in this time of national crisis, they are knitting bricks. Worried about the supposedly crumbling wall of separation between church and state, the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) launched a “Knit a Brick” campaign to “harness outrage” at the ruling. The group will send yarn bricks to the Supreme Court, Congress, or White House staffers. Targets will be selected based on the number of bricks the Coalition’s high command receives by August 5, according to Religionnews.com. If organizers collect 400 bricks, they will send them to

   

 

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Un-amused! Hilarious video of the North
Korea´s leader arm-wrestling Obama,
dancing with Bin Laden and even dropping
his trousers that´s made Pyongyang furious
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:42:56 AM     Post Reply
He is revered by his people as seemingly all-powerful. But it seems North Korea is not au fait with Kim Jong Un´s break dancing, arm-wrestling and skipping - on show in a spoof video that has gone viral. In a series of clearly photoshopped scenes compiled by a Chinese student, the dictator is shown cavorting in a field with Osama bin Laden, riding a pig through a snowy field, and being fly-kicked into a swimming pool by President Barack Obama. And Pyongyang is not happy. ´It seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority,´ a top-ranking official from the Hermit Kingdom said, according to Asia News. North

Don´t sell your warships to Putin: David
Cameron urges France to axe arms deal
as he calls for economic cold war
Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:33:02 AM     Post Reply
David Cameron yesterday urged France to abandon a contract to sell warships to Vladimir Putin. Calling for an economic cold war, the Prime Minister urged other EU leaders to agree tough sanctions against Moscow. He insisted there should be an embargo on commercial dealings with Russian defence, banking, energy and aviation firms. Ahead of emergency talks in Brussels today, he insisted the EU should also freeze the assets of the Russian president’s allies, whom he referred to as cronies and oligarchs. Mr Cameron told MPs it had been shown beyond doubt that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an SA11 missile fired

Russian Air Massacre:
What Would Reagan Do?
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:24:36 AM     Post Reply
Leadership: President Obama´s response to Russia´s downing of an unarmed passenger jet is tepid compared with President Reagan´s response to a similar horror in 1983. Obama called Russian-backed rebels´ downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 a "terrible tragedy." Reagan called the Soviets´ downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007 a "crime against humanity." Despite overwhelming evidence Moscow had a hand in the civilian massacre over Ukrainian airspace, Obama refuses to rebuke Russia. Instead, he´s called for an "international investigation into the incident." A defiant Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has warned the West against using the tragedy for "selfish political ends," and is spreading propaganda the

Payback: Republicans Paint ‘Millionaire’
Democrats as Out of Touch
Wall Street Journal, by Reid J. Epstein    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:23:21 AM     Post Reply
When Democrats in 2012 tarred Mitt Romney as so wealthy he was out of touch, the Republican pushback was to assert that there’s no shame in being rich. “Republicans come here and say everyone should live like this,” Mr. Romney said at one fundraiser held at a supporter’s mansion. Back then it worked, as President Barack Obama and his allied Democrats launched a full-scale campaign to tag Mr. Romney as the candidate of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. By and large, that worked, with a handful of assists from Mr. Romney himself. Two years later, it’s Republicans who

Detroit: No Water Shutoffs
For Next 15 Days
Associated Press, by Ed White    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:21:48 AM     Post Reply
DETROIT -- Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city´s bankruptcy. The city said there will be no shutoffs for the next 15 days. The disclosure was made in bankruptcy court where Judge Steven Rhodes is overseeing the nation´s largest ever municipal bankruptcy. He has been encouraging Detroit to come up with alternatives to shutting off water for thousands of homes and businesses. The issue gained national attention last month after activists appealed

   

 



 
Detroit residents fight back over water
shutoff: ´It´s a life-or-death situation´
Guardian (U.K.), by Jon Swaine    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:18:42 AM     Post Reply
When the coast is clear, and the trucks from the contractor shutting off water for the city of Detroit have rolled away, the men with water keys come. They offer residents whose supply has just been shut off a tempting deal. For $20, they will use their tools to turn the water main back on immediately, and illegally, sparing the household the agonising days spent without showering, cooking or flushing that have already been endured by at least 16,000 of their neighbours so far this year. It is only the most desperate action being taken in response to the beleaguered city´s aggressive



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