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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Attack on Accidental Americans | Ludwig von Mises Daily Email

The Attack on Accidental Americans | Ludwig von Mises Daily Email:

When Julie Veilleux discovered she was American, she went to the nearest US embassy to renounce her citizenship. Having lived in Canada since she was a young child, the 48-year-old had no idea she carried the burden of dual citizenship. But the renunciation will not clear away the past ten years of penalties with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).[1]

Born to American parents living in Canada, Kerry Knoll's two teenaged daughters had no clue they became dual citizens at birth. (An American parent confers such status on Canadian-born children.[2] ) Now the IRS wants to grab at money they earned in Canada from summer jobs; the girls had hoped to use their RESPs (registered education savings plans) for college.[3]

The IRS is making a worldwide push to squeeze money from Americans living abroad and.....................
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"Blond" vindication: Megyn Kelly AND Shannon Bream to ask questions at Thursday's FOX/GOP debate

"Blond" vindication: Megyn Kelly AND Shannon Bream to ask questions at Thursday's FOX/GOP debate:

Well, at least ALL attention Thursday night won't be focused on deciding who has better hair..Perry or Romney..FOX has decided to "promote" two of its stable of blond bombshells...Megyn Kelly AND Shannon Bream to ask questions of the candidates, along with Chris Wallace. The always capable Brett Baier will host and moderate.

Perhaps the suits at FOX are attempting to atone for their inane decision to include Gary Johnson on the stage..as if that's what we really need..another distraction from a serious debate among the major candidates. Hey, why not Buddy Roehmer?.................................
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DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still here [Now, it starts]

DADT gone, but unequal treatment of gays still here [Now, it starts]:

(CNN) -- In the very early hours of this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" ceased to be U.S. policy.

As a result, today is the first day I can write about being the partner of a gay military serviceman without fear that he will lose his job. ...

The battle has only been half won. Gay servicemen or servicewomen can no longer be discharged simply for being gay, but they are still treated inequitably.

Only by using their newly won free speech can they hope to reap the same benefits as their straight colleagues.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...

Caption Obama Waving

Caption Obama Waving
fox ^ | 9-21-11 | vanity

The Devil In The Garden of Gethsemane

The Devil In The Garden of Gethsemane:

I have been watching "The Passion of the Christ" for the millionth time and I would like to know more about the role of Lucifer in tempting Christ to forsake his destiny.

I would like to know where in the Bible Lucifer, specifically, is written to have come to Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and tried to steer Him away from His destiny................
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Dick Morris : Obama Might Pull Out � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Dick Morris : Obama Might Pull Out � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

As bad news piles up for the Democrats, I asked a top Democratic strategist if it were possible that President Obama might “pull a Lyndon Johnson” and soberly face the cameras, telling America that he has decided that the demands of partisan politics are interfering with his efforts to right our economy and that he has decided to withdraw to devote full time to our recovery. His answer: “Yes. It’s possible. If things continue as they are and have not turned around by January, it is certainly possible.”...........
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Here’s What It Will Take| The Post & Email



“WE THE PEOPLE”

by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet

The U.S. Constitution was created by the 13 original colonies to form a limited federal government

(Sep. 21, 2011) —
The question is “What will it take to save the United States Constitution from becoming a discarded article, to be regulated as a document that will be remembered as ‘flawed’ in its conception of individual freedoms afforded to all?” Okay, what will it take?

Well, for those who are too blind to see that this country is about to go down the tubes, it’ll take a consensus of opinion on, first of all, what’s important. I’ve heard that the most pressing issue is jobs; no, it’s healthcare; wait, it’s Social Security, it’s the national debt, it’s an amnesty bill, it’s higher wages for teachers. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

For those of us who have been paying attention, the answer is beyond obvious. For some of the others, like Tea Partiers and Birthers, the answer may actually have no bearing on their own narrow field of expertise.

I am not saying that the “stimulus” isn’t just another name for payoffs and kickbacks. After all, the Ship of State is sinking so it’s always the case for the crooks to empty the coffers................................
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Gunwalker’s Body Count Grows, Along with the Obama Administration’s Cover-Up

Gunwalker’s Body Count Grows, Along with the Obama Administration’s Cover-Up:

It seems like only a matter of time before administration officials face felony indictments for their role in Operation Fast and Furious.................
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J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Punts On Gay Question � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Punts On Gay Question � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Clint Eastwood‘s new film about J. Edgar Hoover which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the storied FBI Director declines to expressly address his sexuality, and leaves it to viewers to draw their own conclusion about his relationship with Associate Director Clyde Tolson.

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M. Wesley Swearingen, an agent from 1951 to 1977, writes in FBI Secrets about the long-standing rumors within the Bureau concerning Hoover and Tolson which include allegations that the FBI Director ignored the Mafia for decades because the wise guys had incriminating goods on the supposed lovers..............................
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Tea Party group forms its own 'super committee'

Tea Party group forms its own 'super committee':

Washington (CNN) - As the congressional "super committee" works in Washington to cut America's federal debt, a panel of tea party activists will meet at a Denny's restaurant in Orlando to propose their own debt solutions.

The gathering, convened by the large conservative political group FreedomWorks, will meet Sept. 23, coinciding with the Florida Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual meeting of right-leaning politicians.

"FreedomWorks believes that President Obama's 'super-committee' will inevitably fall prey to special interest groups, shutting American taxpayers out of the discussion on how to reduce spending and balance the budget," FreedomWorks said in a statement. "The Tea Party Debt Commission was created to give the American people a platform to be heard, and to propose specific cuts to the federal budget."

**SNIP**

"The committee's goal is to create a budget plan that balances the federal budget within 10 years; reduces federal spending to 18 percent of GDP; reduces the national debt to no more than 66 percent of GDP; reduces federal spending by at least $9 trillion over 10 years (including $300 billion in the first year); and does not raise taxes," the group said in their statement.

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NOW CHAZ CAN BE A MARINE � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

NOW CHAZ CAN BE A MARINE � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

At least you did if you had ever been in the Army.

Or had heard the Village People song.

At the stroke of midnight yesterday, it became OK to be queer in the military........................
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FEATURED STORIES: Alex Jones: ‘The UN needs to be abolished’; CNN’s Cafferty Asks ‘Is Anyone Besides Ron Paul Serious About Our Deepening National Financial Crisis?’,.....

FEATURED STORIES

Clinton: Climate deniers make US ‘look like a joke’

Seattle PI | “If you’re an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denial”.

CNN’s Cafferty Asks ‘Is Anyone Besides Ron Paul Serious About Our Deepening National Financial Crisis?’

CNN | Cafferty sounds off on the Obama deficit plan and wants to know who, apart from Ron Paul, is serious about solving the problem.

TSA Searches Dallas Woman’s Hair for Weapons

NBC | Is it possible to hide weapons in your hair? The Transportation Security Administration thinks so.

New Smear: Ron Paul Is Elitist

Paul Joseph Watson | CBS piece fails to mention Romney and Perry shell out far more than Congressman on luxury expenses.

Is the US Monetary System on the Verge of Collapse?

David Galland | The US monetary system – and by extension, that of much of the developed world – may very well be on the verge of collapse.

Billions Spent On A Cure For Cancer And Yet Cancer Rates Continue To Explode?

The American Dream | Why hasn’t a cure for cancer been found?

Alex Jones: ‘The UN needs to be abolished’

RT | As the sixty-sixth annual UN General Assembly is preparing to meet, one of the main issues being raised is whether Palestine will win a statehood bid within the organization.

Nervous Breakdown? 21 Signs That Something Big Is About To Happen In The Financial World

The Economic Collapse | Will global financial markets reach a breaking point during the month of October?

Obama Thinks that High Unemployment Is Okay: Unwise for Government to Spur Hiring

Washington’s Blog | Obama Does Not Care About Reducing Unemployment

Issa Says He Wants a Special Prosecutor to Probe ‘Fast and Furious’

CNS News | House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants to see a special prosecutor appointed.

Armed Services Chairman Says Defense Cuts Will Bring Back The Draft

Armed Services Chairman Says Defense Cuts Will Bring Back The Draft:

Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Buck McKeon says that if agreements on spending cuts aren't reached the U.S. may reinstate the draft.

“We ... need to understand what it’s going to mean to keep an all-volunteer force,” McKeon told Fox. “Do we want to reinstitute the draft? Some of the cuts we’re talking about would take over 200,000 out of end strength from our military (via The Washington Post).”

The 200,000 figure was derived from the $600 billion in mandated defense cuts that will start in January 2013 if the 12-member supercommittee does not reach a budget deal.

“Sometimes, we forget that a volunteer military is very expensive,” McKeon continued. “No one is proposing resurrecting a conscript system. However, the cuts required under a sequestration scenario would force us to break faith with the troops -- destroying our ability to retain forces in sufficient numbers to meet the threats we face.”

Basically, if the cuts go into effect we will do so little for troops that's been promised that current troops will not remain, and new members will not join.

As it stands now Congress is already looking to cut promised pension plans and retirement healthcare.

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THE COMING DICTATORSHIP by Alan Stang � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

THE COMING DICTATORSHIP by Alan Stang

~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

So, the reason you should listen to me is that I have been exposing the conspiracy for world government longer than just about anybody else and – at no extra charge – I am almost as funny as Humbug. I would be funnier if we could afford the expensive production the conspiracy makes possible for him. I'll see you, hear you, on the air.]


Many commentators who are aware that Illegal-Alien Elect Hussein intends to impose an intensely repressive system on the nation – if he is not deported and actually becomes President – are trying with minimal success to figure out what it would be like.

The reason for the difficulty is that, unlike almost all other peoples on the planet, Americans have been so free for so long they cannot conceive of life under dictatorship. Their only experience of such life is leftover World War II Nazi movies......
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What Are You Hiding, Honolulu?| The Post & Email

What Are You Hiding, Honolulu?

| The Post & Email:

IS IT THAT OBAMA IS LYING?

by Dean Haskins, Executive Director of The Birther Summit, �2011

(Sep. 21, 2011) — Last year, Barack Obama made what must be the most dubiously ironic statement in history:

“The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.” This, from a person whose entire life seems to be purposely hidden from even the most assiduous scrutiny; and, it appears to have been kept that way at great expense and vast assistance.

At the heart of this clandestine artifice are two institutions in Honolulu that are purportedly part of the Obama nativity narrative; however, they both appear either unwilling or unable to corroborate the veracity of their inclusion in that story to any degree of comfortable certainty.

A recent visit to both the Kapiolani Medical Center and the Department of Health in Honolulu revealed little more than the furtive mystery that has been characteristic of all things Obama...................
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GOP leadership faces possible tea party revolt in 2012 (electoral bloodbath for both sides?)

GOP leadership faces possible tea party revolt in 2012 (electoral bloodbath for both sides?):

GOP leadership faces possible tea party revolt in 2012
The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago

Tea party activist David Lewis’s announcement Friday that he plans to mount a primary challenge to House Speaker John Boehner could indicate a larger problem for the GOP leadership, and point to restlessness among an important segment of the tea party faithful.

Republican leaders face a growing perception among some tea party factions that they are not interested in holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire on spending. Some say the Republicans talked a good game going into the 2010 midterms but have failed to deliver since winning control of the House of Representatives.

“Everybody knows that the debt ceiling deal was a completely fraudulent deal,” Mark Meckler, national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, told The Daily Caller. “We were told that if we passed this deal we wouldn’t be downgraded, but we were still downgraded.”

Meckler warns that Republicans and Democrats could both face an electoral bloodbath in the 2012 primaries if they do not do more to hold the line on taxes and spending.

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New Smear: Ron Paul Is Elitist � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

New Smear:

Ron Paul Is Elitist � ~

BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

CBS News has sunk to new lows of desperation in the establishment media’s crusade to derail Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential campaign by any means possible – ludicrously smearing him as being elitist for using a private jet.

Of course, the report completely fails to mention the fact that Paul’s two frontrunner rivals, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, have shelled out far more in expenses than the Congressman.

Entitled Ron Paul may lag in the polls but his campaign has enough money for a private jet, the piece by CBS News’ Rodney Hawkins implies that Paul’s use of a private jet to travel between campaign stops contradicts his “fiscal conservative” moniker............................
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Today's Toons 9/21/11

Today's Toons 9/21/11:

Today's Toons 9/21/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 9/21/11 | pookie18

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:41:16 AM by pookie18

Click on link.

Obama’s Operation Fast and Furious Program Linked to Over 200 Murders (with Video)

Obama’s Operation Fast and Furious Program Linked to Over 200 Murders

(with Video):

200 Murders. Obama’s failed Fast and Furious program is linked to 200 murders in Mexico. And the program is linked to at least 11 crimes here in the United States including the murder of US border agent Brian Terry.

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Rick Perry: ‘As a Christian . . . I stand with Israel’ (and the Muslim Obama stands with Hamas)

Rick Perry: ‘As a Christian . . . I stand with Israel’ (and the Muslim Obama stands with Hamas):

Texas Governor Rick Perry said during a New York press conference Tuesday that his Christian faith requires his strong support of Israel.

“I also as a Christian have a clear directive to support Israel, so from my perspective it’s pretty easy,” Perry said when a reporter asked if Perry’s faith was driving his views, according to the Associated Press. “Both as an American and as a Christian, I am going to stand with Israel.”

Perry, surrounded by what he called “a diverse group of Jewish leaders from here and abroad,”characterized President Obama’s approach to the Middle East as “naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous.” Perry also outlined the policy stance he would take toward Israel as president. You can read Perry’s proposal here.

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Fox Confronts Maxine Waters: 'Do You Really Believe the Tea Party Should Go Straight to Hell?'

Fox Confronts Maxine Waters: 'Do You Really Believe the Tea Party Should Go Straight to Hell?':

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:42:40 AM by JesseWatters

'Factor' producer grills congresswoman over criticism of Fox News and Tea Party (VIDEO)

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Sheriff's eligibility 'posse' sparks media whirlwind

Sheriff's eligibility 'posse' sparks media whirlwind:

News – first reported by WND – that for the first time a law enforcement official is investigating the document Obama presented as proof of his birthplace has caught fire in the wider press, prompting questions as to whether this effort will get to the bottom of the story.

As WND reported, Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to concerns from tea-party activists in his county by forming a volunteer posse to investigate whether the purported Hawaiian birth certificate Obama released to the public on April 27 is a forgery.

Arpaio says that since WND ran its story, he has been inundated with media inquiries, including invitations to appear on national TV news programs.

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Windows 8, Metro, and the Linux Desktop

Windows 8, Metro, and the Linux Desktop:

What does the Windows 8 Developer Preview have to do with the Linux desktop? Not much, you might think at first, especially since the final version is likely to be vastly different than the preview.

But as I explored the preview, I couldn't help asking myself: is this the first hint of how major desktops will look in the future on all operating systems? It's a distinct and -- for a Linux desktop user -- an alarming possibility.

If you haven't already downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview, then Jason Perlow's informal video will give you the general idea (as well as the key to installing it virtually: use the newly released VMWare Workstation 8).

The preview is really two desktops in one. One is a standard Windows desktop that differs little from Windows 7. The other is the default Metro API, which resembles the Windows Phone.

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My Secret Chart Shows the End is Nigh for Obama

My Secret Chart Shows the End is Nigh for Obama:

Change can be a good thing; or, as we have all found to our sorrow, it can be a bad thing.

In the stock market, volatility is often a precursor to a change of direction in the market, either up or down.

And oh, man, has volatility been defining this market for the last six months, especially since the debt debacle heated up in the US and Europe late this summer. This really has been the summer of discontent.

The market measurements of volatility represent the price of stock investments. But underneath that measure is the sum-thinking of real people who act and react to real events. They react to debt deals, jobs plans, tax increases- real, imagined and Fantasy Island- the price of milk at Safeway and the price of gas at BP.

And the sum of all that volatility means that the price of stock investments are about to undergo, in my opinion, a radical change in direction from what we have seen in the last ten years. In this context you should see the stock market as a proxy for the economy overall and you should see the economy as a proxy for our society as a whole...............
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FBI trainer caught on video warning agents to forget Al Qaeda and 'go after the Death Star' of Islam

FBI trainer caught on video warning agents to forget Al Qaeda and 'go after the Death Star' of Islam:

A leading FBI analyst who gave a lecture last year criticising mainstream Muslims has been caught on camera giving a second presentation urging agents to 'forget Al Qaeda' and 'go after the Death Star' of Islam.

The Bureau's William Gawthrop was recorded making the 'dangerous' remarks to an audience of over 60 law enforcement officials during a counter-terrorism seminar in New York three months ago.

Gawthrop's presentation in June told the audience that the fight against Al Qaeda is a 'waste' compared to the threat posed by the ideology of Islam itself.

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Of Mice and Third Party Candidates

Of Mice and Third Party Candidates
 
I was terrified of the prospect of a third party candidate. 


A three-way, split vote might very well — if the third candidate were viable and interesting — insure the re-election of the worst President in American history, Barack Obama. Nothing would make James Carville happier. Unless, of course, this third party candidate were Hillary Clinton!.....
http://www.newswithviews.com/Moriarty/michael123.htm
by Actor Michael Moriarty

The Fat Lady’s Singing Regardless the outcome of the 2012 elections, the U.S. is dying. This opera is just about over. The fat lady’s singing.

The Fat Lady’s Singing

Regardless the outcome of the 2012 elections, the U.S. is dying. This opera is just about over. The fat lady’s singing. Ignoring the facts doesn’t change the facts, and the fact is these United States have not been united for 150 years.

The ties that once bound us together by force have rotted. The economic meltdown, multiculturalism, moral relativism and other malignancies have placed this nation into hospice care. I saw it coming years ago when I was trying to teach.......

Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center

Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center:

TULSA, Okla. — Master Sgt. Anthony Henry, a top Marine recruiting trainer for the southwestern United States, pulled up to Tulsa’s biggest gay community center on Tuesday morning and left his Chevy where he could make a fast getaway. “I have an exit strategy,” he said. “I know where my choke points are, I’ve strategically parked my car right on the curbside, I have an out.”

But as it happened, one of the strangest days in the history of the United States Marine Corps unfolded without the protests and insults that Sergeant Henry had feared. Sergeant Henry, who had been invited to set up a recruiting booth on the first day of the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in downtown Tulsa, instead spent it in quiet conversation with a trickle of gay women who came in to ask about joining the Marines.

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Gunnery Sergeant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gunnery Sergeant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

History and insignia

The rank of Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps was established by the Navy personnel act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. L., 1009) reflecting the duties of Marines in ship's detachments. The original insignia was three chevrons point up with three straight "ties" with an insignia of a bursting bomb over a crossed rifle and naval gun. From 1904-1929 the insignia went to three stripes only over a bursting bomb on top of crossed rifles. In 1929, like the rank of First Sergeant, two "rockers" were added beneath the stripes with the same insignia in the middle. In 1937 the middle insignia was dropped. The rank was replaced by Technical Sergeant in 1946 until restored in 1959 when the crossed rifles insignia were added to Marine chevrons.[2].........................
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Bolton: U.S. Should Threaten to Defund UN Over Palistinian Statehood

Bolton: U.S. Should Threaten to Defund UN Over Palistinian Statehood:

Gosh I love John Bolton. He really knows how to put the UN in its place:

Well if I were Israel and/or the United States, I wouldn’t pay any attention to a General Assembly resolution. Look, the General Assembly could vote this week to make Disney Land a state and it wouldn’t have any more impact outside of the General Assembly hall for Palestine or Disney Land.

When Greta asserted that the Obama administration is doing everything it can to fight Palestinian statehood, Bolton quickly challenged that premise by suggesting that they could threaten to defund the UN over a yes vote, just as they did in 1989 when the PLO was asserting the same thing. Now that’s what I’m talking about, but it’s just wishful thinking since Obama worships at the shrine of the UN.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio tasks ‘Cold Case Posse’ to investigate Obama’s birth certificate

Sheriff Joe Arpaio tasks ‘Cold Case Posse’ to investigate Obama’s birth certificate:

You may have thought the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate was confirmed once and for all in April. Perhaps you never questioned it. But for America’s first African-American president, incongruous questions and doubts about his citizenship, fostered by fiercely partisan politics and a hungry media culture, are still being raised.

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In response to numerous lawsuits and rampant speculation, Obama released his detailed Hawaiian certificate of live birth in April. Dr. Chiyome Fukino, former director of the Hawaii Department of Health, told CNN she had “no doubt” that Obama was born on the island state.

Before that, Obama’s campaign released a standard birth record and newspaper announcements of his birth, the Post reported.

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Has Obama Quit Already? (and if he did then he will try to take America down with him)

Has Obama Quit Already? (and if he did then he will try to take America down with him):

The last few weeks of polling data have been so bad for Barack Obama that pundits have begun speculating whether the president might simply decide not to run for a second term in 2012.

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The Texas Murder That Shook America: James Byrd’s Condemned Killer Speaks Out

The Texas Murder That Shook America: James Byrd’s Condemned Killer Speaks Out:

Beneath the guard towers and behind the razor wire of a Texas prison, Lawrence Brewer lifts his arm to display his racist tattoos.

“Like a cross burning and an intertwined KKK,” he explains, showing off the images cut into his flesh that turned his body into a billboard for hate........................
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Why Young Americans Can't Think Morally

Why Young Americans Can't Think Morally:

Last week, David Brooks of The New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Below are some excerpts from Brooks' summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. (It was led by "the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith.")

"Smith and company asked about the young people's moral lives, and the results are depressing …

"When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn't answer the question or described problems that are not moral at all …

"Moral thinking didn't enter the picture, even when considering things like drunken driving, cheating in school or cheating on a partner …

"The default position, which most of them came back to again and again, is that moral choices are just a matter of individual taste …

"As one put it, 'I mean, I guess what makes something right is how I feel about it. But different people feel different ways, so I couldn't speak on behalf of anyone else as to what's right and wrong …

"Morality was once revealed, inherited and shared, but now it's thought of as something that emerges in the privacy of your own heart."

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Ga. inmate wants polygraph test before execution

Ga. inmate wants polygraph test before execution:

ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit.

He lost his most realistic chance to avoid lethal injection on Tuesday, when Georgia's pardons board rejected his appeal for clemency. As his scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday execution neared, his backers resorted to far-fetched measures. They asked prisons officials to let him to take a polygraph test; urged prison workers to strike or call in sick; asked prosecutors to block the execution and they even considered a desperate appeal for White House intervention.

He has gotten support from hundreds of thousands of people, including a former FBI director, former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI, and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave him an unusual opportunity to prove his innocence last year. State and federal courts, however, repeatedly upheld his conviction for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer who was working as a security guard in Savannah when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being attacked.

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What if La Raza Boycotted Arizona – And No One Cared? (EPIC FAIL)

What if La Raza Boycotted Arizona – And No One Cared? (EPIC FAIL):

The National Council of La Raza recently called for their boycott of Arizona over S.B. 1070 to end. There was a ton of media hype about this boycott last year, and the threat sparked some big “BUYcott” efforts by Stand With Arizona and others (here, here, here and many more) to urge like-minded Americans to support the state’s economy against what was expected to be a major coordinated attack.

Indeed, La Raza, the AFL-CIO, SEIU and others spent a ton of time and money to push their boycott. We pushed our efforts too. So how did it all work out? Well, SWA’s AZBuycott page and site has received over 8 million visits since it launched on May 15, 2010. We urged people to buy Arizona products and most importantly, to come to Arizona with their families, associations and businesses. We don’t know how much it helped, but we do know we got million of hits and tens of thousands of supportive emails.

So how much did La Raza’s high profile boycott hurt the state?

What boycott?

La Raza’s first high-profile objective: to cancel the MLB All-Star Game, was an epic failure.

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TSA Searches Dallas Woman's Hair for Weapons

TSA Searches Dallas Woman's Hair for Weapons:

Is it possible to hide weapons in your hair?

The Transportation Security Administration thinks so.

Dallas resident Isis Brantley said she was stopped on Monday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after she went through security.

Brantley said an agent asked her if someone had checked her hair. She said no one had and continued on her way. She then heard someone yelling as she went down the escalator to catch her flight.

"I just heard these voices saying, 'Hey you, hey you,...............
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LightSquared: Obama's Dangerous Broadband Boondoggle

LightSquared: Obama's Dangerous Broadband Boondoggle:

If you thought the half-billion-dollar, stimulus-funded Solyndra solar company bust was a taxpayer nightmare, just wait. If you thought the botched Fast and Furious border gun-smuggling surveillance operation was a national security nightmare, hold on. Right on the heels of those two blood-boilers comes yet another alleged pay-for-play racket from the most ethical administration ever.

Welcome to LightSquared. It's a toxic mix of venture socialism (to borrow GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's apt phrase), campaign finance influence-peddling and perilous corner-cutting all rolled into one.

The company is building "a state-of-the-art open wireless broadband network." Competition in the industry is a good thing, of course. But military, government and civilian aviation experts have long objected to LightSquared's potential to interfere with the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite network. As the government's own Positioning, Navigation and Timing agency explained:

"The GPS community is concerned because testing has shown that LightSquared's ground-based transmissions overpower the relatively weak GPS signal from space.

Although LightSquared will operate in its own radio band, that band is so close to the GPS signals that most GPS devices pick up the stronger LightSquared signal and become overloaded or jammed."

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