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~~~~~~~~~> Does DEBT  become SERFDOM ?

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

It’s Saturday Night Live at the Democrat Convention!

It’s Saturday Night Live at the Democrat Convention!





The show was suspiciously unfunny for the past 3 1/2 years. But now Saturday Night Live announces:


“Now that it looks like Obama is out, we’re going to be funny again! — And we’re going to premiere at the Democrat Convention!”


Starring the Democrat police speaker line-up:



Former president Jimmy “I’m no longer the worst president in history” Carter!


Former president — and everybody’s favorite accused rapist and sexual harasser– Bill Clinton!


Former RINO Republican Governor of Florida Charlie “Benedict Arnold!” Crist!


U.S. Senator Dick “Turban” Durbin of Illinois!


Chicago Mayor Rahm “30 shootings a day, and I happen to be gay” Emanuel!


American’s Slut and Law School Graduate (wow!) Sandra “What the @#$% am I doing here?” Fluck


Congressman Barney “Housing Crisis” Frank of Massachusetts!


DCCC (huh?) Chairman Congressman Steve “Chosen for my name” Israel of New York!


Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction (huh?) Denise Juneau!


Lieutenant General Claudia “Also chosen only for my name” Kennedy!


Congresswoman Barbara “Left of left” Lee of California!


Caroline “Obama’s such a liar!” Kennedy! (also chosen for her name; aka “Mumbles Caroline”)


U.S. Senator John “I lied about my medals!” Kerry of Massachusetts!


Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva “Brains of the operation” Longoria making fun of Mitt Romney with her ‘empty bra’ routine!


U.S.
Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the
U.S. Senate! (Is that a chorus? — Are they going to sing?)


House Democratic Leader Crazy Nancy Pelosi and her band of useful idiots!


Senate Majority Leader Harry “I’m somehow worth $10 million”" Reid of Nevada!


U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck you” Schumer of New York!


The Obamacare Reichsfuhrer Kathleen Sebelius!


Failed Los Angeles Mayor, and Democratic Convention Chair (Eastwood, Part II?) Antonio “Failure” Villaraigosa!


Senate candidate and 1/32nd Jeep Cherokee from Massachusetts Crazy Elizabeth Warren!


Failed DNC Chair Congresswoman Debbie Whatshername Schultz!


Not speaking, but remaining in her four seats, First Glutton Michelle “@#$%” Obama!


Also not speaking, but present in the audience, Al “Da white man did all dat” Sharpton!


And special guest host, Barack “Insane” Hussein Obama!


Featuring the SNL band honoring the ladies, with their favorite song, “Lying Ass Bitch!”

You Know You’re a Moron If…

You Know You’re a Moron If…

Stone Age people may have battled against a zombie apocalypse | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Stone Age people may have battled against a zombie apocalypse | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Literature.org - The Online Literature Library

Literature.org - The Online Literature Library
Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens

Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - The Agenda is Victory

Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - The Agenda is Victory: Now, there are those who will always require help from the rest of us on a permanent basis, and we'll provide that help. To those with temporary need, we should have programs that are aimed at making them self-sufficient as soon as possible. How can limited government and fiscal restraint be equated with lack of compassion for the poor? How can a tax break that puts a little more money in the weekly paychecks of working people be seen as an attack on the needy?

Since when do we in America believe that our society is made up of two diametrically opposed classes -- one rich, one poor -- both in a permanent state of conflict and neither able to get ahead except at the expense of the other? Since when do we in America accept this alien and discredited theory of social and class warfare? Since when do we in America endorse the politics of envy and division?

iOwnTheWorld.com » Blog Archive » WASTE AND ABUSE AT THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

iOwnTheWorld.com » Blog Archive » WASTE AND ABUSE AT THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU: Breaking news: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wastes piles of taxpayer money on ludicrous nonsense, just like every other organ of our bloated government.

Judicial Watch has been auditing the CFPB’s finances. Among the “questionable expenses” they have discovered are $479,354 for sign language translation services, $4,500 to send top attorneys to a “banking law fundamentals” class, and starting salaries as high as $173,000 per year.

► Read More: ► WASTE AND ABUSE AT THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Friday, August 31, 2012

Unhinged Crank Chris Matthews Gets Into Heated Exchange With GOP Delegates | The Gateway Pundit

Unhinged Crank Chris Matthews Gets Into Heated Exchange With GOP Delegates | The Gateway Pundit



The American Spectator : ‘Breitbart’ as a Verb

The American Spectator : ‘Breitbart’ as a Verb

in a theater near the Tampa Bay Times Forum where the Republican National Convention is meeting this week, a new documentary film made its world premiere. Hating Breitbart chronicles the career of a man who dedicated his life to fighting the dishonesty and prejudices of what he called the Democrat-Media Complex. Among the "stars" of the movie, appearing as an expert commentator on liberal bias and Andrew Breitbart's war against it, is a young man named Matthew Sheffield -- the founding editor of the Media Research Center's Newsbusters site, and the same Matthew Sheffield who exposed Chalian's career-destroying gaffe.

► continue reading ►  The American Spectator : ‘Breitbart’ as a Verb

McNaughton Fine Art

McNaughton Fine Art

Hurricane Isaac unearths caskets at cemetery - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Hurricane Isaac unearths caskets at cemetery - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

A Tale of Two Koreas | Values & Capitalism

A Tale of Two Koreas | Values & Capitalism

China government funding anti-U.S., anti-NATO radio broadcasts in Afghanistan | Washington Free Beacon

China government funding anti-U.S., anti-NATO radio broadcasts in Afghanistan | Washington Free Beacon

Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law - U.S. News

Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law - U.S. News: Updated at 2:42 p.m. ET: A federal court in Washington on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November, saying it would place an unfair burden on minorities and the poor.

Al Jazeera: Muslims Appalled By Paul Ryan’s Women’s Rights Record « Pat Dollard

Al Jazeera: Muslims Appalled By Paul Ryan’s Women’s Rights Record « Pat Dollard: Al Jazeera, the Muslim propaganda channel operated by Qatar, for some reason decided to attack Paul Ryan over abortion, running an op-ed which accused him of extremism and victimizing raped women.

For some context, let’s look at how friendly Muslim Qatar is to women. Under Qatari law, abortion is punishable by five years in jail. Meanwhile there’s Prince Hamid bin Abdal Sani who is still wanted in Czechoslovakia for statutory rape. The State Department’s Human Rights report stated that, “the application of Sharia denied women equal status in certain civil proceedings such as marriage, divorce, and witness testimony. In such instances, a women’s testimony was equal to half of a man’s.”

►continued ► Al Jazeera: Muslims Appalled By Paul Ryan’s Women’s Rights Record

Despite Obama bailout of GM American plants close while foreign plants boom | Washington Free Beacon

Despite Obama bailout of GM American plants close while foreign plants boom | Washington Free Beacon: Government Motors opened plant in China four months after closing plant in Wisconsin

Twitter / kerpen: Media is all-in for Obama but ...

Twitter / kerpen: Media is all-in for Obama but ...: Media is all-in for Obama but won't drop the neutrality charade; partisan arguments are "fact checks" and inconvenient facts are "lies."

Henry V, Act II, Scene 4 :|: Open Source Shakespeare                

Henry V, Act II, Scene 4 :|: Open Source Shakespeare                
That you may know
'Tis no sinister nor no awkward claim,
Pick'd from the worm-holes of long-vanish'd days

Obama Camp Melts Down Over Ryan's Speech - Guy Benson

Obama Camp Melts Down Over Ryan's Speech - Guy Benson

Smart Girl Politics Action

Smart Girl Politics Action: Left Uses #shevotes To Once Again Limit Womens' Voices To Their Uterus
Posted by Tami Nantz August 30, 2012

Blog: Crucified in Yemen

Blog: Crucified in Yemen: There really isn't much to say about this disgusting behavior by the Islamists in Yemen, An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said on Wednesday.

Disgusting. But as Obama says, "Our war is not against Islam." This has got to stop...

Twitter / VonniMediaMogul: Obama is being voted for in ...

Twitter / VonniMediaMogul: Obama is being voted for in ...: Obama is being voted for in DC because he is BLACK and because he is a DEMOCRAT. None of the other stuff matters & ppl r mad bc I'm right.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Obama Camp Melts Down Over Ryan's Speech - Guy Benson

Obama Camp Melts Down Over Ryan's Speech - Guy Benson


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President Obama struggles with economic message

Republicans count down to Romney's big speech | Reuters

Republicans count down to Romney's big speech | Reuters: (Reuters) - Mitt Romney faces the biggest test of his White House bid on Thursday when he addresses the Republican convention, a chance to convince America he can forge a path to economic rebirth and provide stronger leadership than President Barack Obama.

► continue / fortsetzen Republicans count down to Romney's big speech | Reuters

Man With Concealed Hangun License Stops Teresa Barron Stabbing in Texas | Video | TheBlaze.com

Man With Concealed Hangun License Stops Teresa Barron Stabbing in Texas | Video | TheBlaze.com

Ryan freaks out Obamaland - Right Turn - The Washington Post

Ryan freaks out Obamaland - Right Turn - The Washington Post: By Jennifer Rubin

Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - The Agenda is Victory

Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - The Agenda is Victory: Now, where do some of these attacks originate? They're coming from the very people whose past policies, all done in the name of compassion, brought us the current recession. Their policies drove up inflation and interest rates, and their policies stifled incentive, creativity, and halted the movement of the poor up the economic ladder. Some of their criticism is perfectly sincere. But let's also understand that some of their criticism comes from those who have a vested interest in a permanent welfare constituency and in government programs that reinforce the dependency of our people.

This is a fact-check, you cannot question it. « I have the conch!

This is a fact-check, you cannot question it. « I have the conch!

Kindle Fire is sold out forever, Kindle Fire 2 expected next week – New Tech Gadgets & Electronic Devices | Geek.com

Kindle Fire is sold out forever, Kindle Fire 2 expected next week – New Tech Gadgets & Electronic Devices | Geek.com: If Amazon wanted to get our attention this press release certainly worked, but it has left us scratching our heads a bit as to why they’d announce it in this way.

THATSMYNIGHTMARE.COM: Gate Agents and Flight Attendants- my nightmare in the sky

THATSMYNIGHTMARE.COM: Gate Agents and Flight Attendants- my nightmare in the sky

The Song of Hiawatha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Song of Hiawatha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Song of Hiawatha is an 1855 epic poem, in trochaic tetrameter, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, featuring an Indian hero. It is loosely based on the legends and ethnography of the Ojibwe (Chippewa, Anishinaabeg) and other Native American peoples as contained in Algic Researches (1839) and additional writings by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, an ethnographer and United States Indian agent. In sentiment, scope, overall conception, and many particulars, Longfellow's poem is very much a work of American Romantic literature, not a representation of Native American oral tradition. Longfellow insisted, "I can give chapter and verse for these legends. Their chief value is that they are Indian legends."

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Twitter / dan_aykroyd: We must come to the point where ...

Twitter / dan_aykroyd: We must come to the point where ...: We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one. There is only one race, the human race.

The PJ Tatler » The World’s Scariest Political Campaign Photo Of All Time

The PJ Tatler » The World’s Scariest Political Campaign Photo Of All Time

MSNBC Debuts New Show Starring 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist | NewsBusters.org

MSNBC Debuts New Show Starring 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist | NewsBusters.org

Twitter / JonathanStein4: Hi, I am the Democrat Party! ...

Twitter / JonathanStein4: Hi, I am the Democrat Party! ...: Hi, I am the Democrat Party! Wanna put ME in charge of your kids' future? (must #ReTweet) pic.twitter.com/EC0a0xe7

Obama regulations kill Ohio coal mine, hundreds of jobs wiped out - Conservative News

Obama regulations kill Ohio coal mine, hundreds of jobs wiped out - Conservative News: Regulatory actions by President Barack Obama and his appointees and followers were cited as the entire reason. “Mr. Obama has already destroyed 83,000 megawatts of coal-fired electricity generation in America,” said Mr. Michael T. W. Carey, Vice President of Government Affairs for Murray Energy. “Electric prices in the recent PJM Interconnection monthly auction were bid up 800 percent (8 times) for 2015-2016 because of this,” he added.

seguido / continued Obama regulations kill Ohio coal mine, hundreds of jobs wiped out - Conservative News

2012's Great Untold Media Story: Obama Is Losing

2012's Great Untold Media Story: Obama Is Losing

Quote by Bertrand Russell: One of the painful things about our time is tha...

Quote by Bertrand Russell: One of the painful things about our time is tha...: “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.”

― Bertrand Russell

PBS anchor Gwen Ifill: Fired Yahoo Chief is “God’s gift to political journalism” « MichelleFields.com

PBS anchor Gwen Ifill: Fired Yahoo Chief is “God’s gift to political journalism” « MichelleFields.com

Murphy Responds to Ezra Klein's Crazy Fed Proposal

The Unnoticed Deficit That Makes Us $6 Trillion Poorer | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

The Unnoticed Deficit That Makes Us $6 Trillion Poorer | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Conservative Black Chick » Blog Archive » Anne Romney Shines in Tampa, Makes America Fall in Love with Her and Mitt

Conservative Black Chick » Blog Archive » Anne Romney Shines in Tampa, Makes America Fall in Love with Her and Mitt: Ann Romney just didn’t shine at the Republican National Convention when she spoke Tuesday night, she rocked the hall, owned the stage and won the hearts of conservatives and –dare I say undecided voters. In telling America why she fell in love with Mitt Romney, Ann not only humanized a man who can seem distance, stony at times but also made the case why Romney “will not fail” and is the best man “to lift up America.”




► continued ► Conservative Black Chick » Blog Archive » Anne Romney Shines in Tampa, Makes America Fall in Love with Her and Mitt:

Paul Ryan Gives Epic Floor Speech on House Floor About The Need for Low Tax Rates | Video | TheBlaze.com

Paul Ryan Gives Epic Floor Speech on House Floor About The Need for Low Tax Rates | Video | TheBlaze.com: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has usually cast himself as the voice of reason in debates. Which is to say that Ryan isn’t typically known for raising his voice or getting excited about topics very often, preferring the comfort of impartial statistics to polemical or ideological argumentation. 

► continued ► Paul Ryan Gives Epic Floor Speech on House Floor About The Need for Low Tax Rates | Video | TheBlaze.com

Twitter / Campaign4Kids: #youthvote12 Kids get less ...

Twitter / Campaign4Kids: #youthvote12 Kids get less ...: #youthvote12 Kids get less than 8% of federal budget. What needs to change so our nation will begin investing in the next generation again?

Twitter / MichelleFields: RT @jwpetersNYT: Fox tops in ...

Twitter / MichelleFields: RT @jwpetersNYT: Fox tops in ...: RT @jwpetersNYT: Fox tops in GOP convention ratings from 10-11: FNC: 6.9 million NBC: 4.8 CBS: 3.1 ABC: 2.9 CNN: 1.5 MSNBC: 1.4

Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.[1]

Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. As Kruger and Dunning conclude, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others" (p. 1127).

Sanctuary | Fighting back the darkness with style.

Sanctuary | Fighting back the darkness with style.: This site is dedicated to the monster hunters, vampire slayers, exorcists, over-worked wizards, paranormal investigators, and other heroes who work to keep ordinary folks safe from the things that go bump in the night. Here you will find fan fiction and original stories, a collection of folklore about monsters and beasties and creepy crawlies, knowledge of magic and arcane lore, and bios of the various fictional characters of the genre, and real life ghost hunters. Sanctuary started as a writer's resource for fans of the show Supernatural, but it has evolved beyond that, and I hope you find something here entertain or inspire you. New fan fiction submissions and articles about supernatural folklore are always welcome. .

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DNC TO HOLD 2-HOUR ISLAMIC PRAYERS BEFORE MEET... (AND YOU WON‘T BELIEVE WHO’S INVITED) | RedFlagNews.com

DNC TO HOLD 2-HOUR ISLAMIC PRAYERS BEFORE MEET... (AND YOU WON‘T BELIEVE WHO’S INVITED) | RedFlagNews.com

MSNBC abandons GOP convention during every minority speech | The Daily Caller

MSNBC abandons GOP convention during every minority speech | The Daily Caller: One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.

If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.

 ► continued ► MSNBC abandons GOP convention during every minority speech | The Daily Caller

GM to shut down Chevy Volt plant for four weeks — for the second time this year « Hot Air

GM to shut down Chevy Volt plant for four weeks — for the second time this year « Hot Air: They’ve already sold many more units this year than they did last year, thanks in large part to a little help from the California legislature. Not only do you get to use car-pool lanes there if you’re driving a Volt, you get a $1,500 state rebate on top of your $7,500 federal tax credit. Don’t underestimate government’s ability to make this overpriced novelty popular by piling incentive upon incentive to induce you to buy it. All Congress needs to do is pass a law granting the Volt a special speed-limit exemption on the interstate and GM might be viable again.

Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project | Planet Wiz Khalifa

Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project | Planet Wiz Khalifa

Monday, August 27, 2012

Irish Proverbs and Sayings - World Cultures European

Irish Proverbs and Sayings - World Cultures European

Tax his tractor, tax his mule; tell him, taxing is the rule.
Tax his oil, tax his gas, tax his notes, tax his cash
Tax him good and let him know, that after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers, tax him more; tax him till he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin, tax his grave, tax his sod in which he's laid.
Put these words upon his tomb, "Taxes drove him to his doom."
Once he's gone, we won't relax. We'll still collect inheritance tax.

Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - The Agenda is Victory

Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - The Agenda is Victory: Now, there are those who will always require help from the rest of us on a permanent basis, and we'll provide that help. To those with temporary need, we should have programs that are aimed at making them self-sufficient as soon as possible. How can limited government and fiscal restraint be equated with lack of compassion for the poor? How can a tax break that puts a little more money in the weekly paychecks of working people be seen as an attack on the needy?

Since when do we in America believe that our society is made up of two diametrically opposed classes -- one rich, one poor -- both in a permanent state of conflict and neither able to get ahead except at the expense of the other? Since when do we in America accept this alien and discredited theory of social and class warfare? Since when do we in America endorse the politics of envy and division?

The Outer Limits (1963 TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Outer Limits (1963 TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to — The Outer Limits.

Poll: Obama, Romney neck-and-neck ahead of party conventions - The Washington Post

Poll: Obama, Romney neck-and-neck ahead of party conventions - The Washington Post

17 Afghans beheaded in insurgent attack on party - Yahoo! News

17 Afghans beheaded in insurgent attack on party - Yahoo! News: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.

The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south — particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces.

The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration involving music and dancing, said district government chief Neyamatullah Khan. He said the Taliban slaughtered them to show their disapproval of the event.

Republican Convention Releases Revised Convention-Week Schedule - 2012 Republican National Convention

Republican Convention Releases Revised Convention-Week Schedule - 2012 Republican National Convention

The Geography of Government Benefits - Interactive Map - NYTimes.com

The Geography of Government Benefits - Interactive Map - NYTimes.com

Obama Getting Agitated by Romney/Ryan Tactics : Political Outcast

Obama Getting Agitated by Romney/Ryan Tactics : Political Outcast: I suppose Obama should know a thing or two about lacking serious ideas and factually dishonest arguments. It seems to be bothering Obama in a big way that Romney is essentially energizing his support base with the most important message of all: “Hey Ho Obama’s Gotta Go.” Republicans aren’t particularly concerned about what Romney is saying, simply because they are convinced that anyone is better than what we got now.

►continued ► Obama Getting Agitated by Romney/Ryan Tactics : Political Outcast

Blog: Climatists on Water Vapor

Blog: Climatists on Water Vapor

Viv Forbes

A "greenhouse gas" is one capable of absorbing infra-red (IR) radiation.
The most common atmospheric gases with such properties are water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2). Water vapor is far more abundant with an average of 20,000 parts-per-million (ppm) in the atmosphere compared to just 395 ppm of CO2. Moreover water vapor is more effective as a greenhouse gas because it can absorb IR radiation over far more bands of the IR spectrum.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/climatists_on_water_vapor.html#ixzz24lML3cps

Communist China Uses “Journalists” as Spies, Ex-Xinhua Writer Confirms

Communist China Uses “Journalists” as Spies, Ex-Xinhua Writer Confirms

 The communist dictatorship ruling mainland China uses its so-called “news agencies” and “journalists” to spy on dissidents and foreign governments, charged Canadian author and reporter Mark Bourrie, who resigned from the regime’s Xinhua service after realizing what was going on. He recently blew the whistle on the scheme — long suspected by intelligence agencies and well documented by analysts — with an explosive August 23 article in Ottawa Magazine.

According to Bourrie, a respected journalist with insider access to Canadian politics, his Chinese editors regularly requested articles on critics of the regime and their activities in Canada. Those stories, unsurprisingly, were never published, sparking suspicions by Bourrie that he was being used to collect intelligence..



►► http://thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/12615-communist-china-uses-%E2%80%9Cjournalists%E2%80%9D-as-spies-ex-xinhua-writer-confirms#.UDuQH5LdIKk.twitter

Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China is a non-fiction book by psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the psychology of brainwashing and mind control.

Lifton's research for the book began in 1953 with a series of interviews with America servicemen who had been held captive during the Korean War. In addition to interviews with 25 Americans, Lifton also interviewed 15 Chinese who had fled their homeland after having been subjected to indoctrination in Chinese universities. From these interviews, which in some cases occurred regularly for over a year, Lifton identified the tactics used by Chinese communists to cause drastic shifts in one's opinions and personality and "brainwash" American soldiers into making demonstrably false assertions.

Twitter / ProLifePolitics: Chris Matthews thinks talking ...

Twitter / ProLifePolitics: Chris Matthews thinks talking ...: Chris Matthews thinks talking about welfare is "playing race card." I think it's racist to assume all ppl on welfare are minorities.

Twitter / ConserveTruth12: #IAmNotARepublicanBecause They ...

Twitter / ConserveTruth12: #IAmNotARepublicanBecause They ...: #IAmNotARepublicanBecause They passed The Civil Rights Act of 1866 to give American Blacks citizenship, against solid Democrat opposition

The Devil's Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Devil's Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical "reference" book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. Modern "unabridged" versions that include Bierce "definitions" that were for various reasons missed by earlier editions continue to be popular a century later.

The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms ... - Robert Burton - Google Books

The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms ... - Robert Burton - Google Books

Dire Straits song ban lifted in Canada | Mail Online

Dire Straits song ban lifted in Canada | Mail Online

Twitter / GroverNorquist: If Chicago banned guns this ...

Twitter / GroverNorquist: If Chicago banned guns this ...: If Chicago banned guns this wouldn't happen. Oh, already done. RT @MichaelSkolnik: 50 people were shot in Chicago in the past 72 hours.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mitt Romney Paid 30%, Not 13% In Federal Income Taxes - Forbes

Mitt Romney Paid 30%, Not 13% In Federal Income Taxes - Forbes: The second and most important reason is the majority of the Romneys’ income is taxed twice – first at the corporate level, and a second time when they report it on their personal income tax return.

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying to Keep Marijuana Illegal

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying to Keep Marijuana Illegal


Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:59 By Lee Fang, Republic Report | Report

Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy.

There have been many great books
and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America's
fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in
cultural and political clashes from the past.


However, we at Republic Report think it's worth showing that there
are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to
keep our broken drug laws on the books:


1.) Police Unions: Police departments across the country have become dependent on federal drug war grants to finance their budget. In March, we published
a story revealing that a police union lobbyist in California
coordinated the effort to defeat Prop 19, a ballot measure in 2010 to
legalize marijuana, while helping his police department clients collect
tens of millions in federal marijuana-eradication grants. And it's not
just in California. Federal lobbying disclosures show that other police union lobbyists have pushed for stiffer penalties for marijuana-related crimes nationwide.


2.) Private Prisons Corporations: Private prison
corporations make millions by incarcerating people who have been
imprisoned for drug crimes, including marijuana. As Republic Report's
Matt Stoller noted
last year, Corrections Corporation of America, one of the largest
for-profit prison companies, revealed in a regulatory filing that
continuing the drug war is part in parcel to their business strategy.
Prison companies have spent millions bankrolling pro-drug war
politicians and have used secretive front groups, like the American
Legislative Exchange Council, to pass harsh sentencing requirements for drug crimes.


3.) Alcohol and Beer Companies: Fearing competition
for the dollars Americans spend on leisure, alcohol and tobacco
interests have lobbied to keep marijuana out of reach. For instance, the
California Beer & Beverage Distributors contributed campaign contributions to a committee set up to prevent marijuana from being legalized and taxed.


4.) Pharmaceutical Corporations: Like the sin
industries listed above, pharmaceutical interests would like to keep
marijuana illegal so American don't have the option of cheap medical
alternatives to their products. Howard Wooldridge, a retired police
officer who now lobbies the government to relax marijuana prohibition
laws, told
Republic Report that next to police unions, the “second biggest
opponent on Capitol Hill is big PhRMA” because marijuana can replace
“everything from Advil to Vicodin and other expensive pills.”


5.) Prison Guard Unions: Prison guard unions have a
vested interest in keeping people behind bars just like for-profit
prison companies. In 2008, the California Correctional Peace Officers
Association spent a whopping $1 million
to defeat a measure that would have “reduced sentences and parole
times for nonviolent drug offenders while emphasizing drug treatment
over prison.”


Exclusive: Why Can't You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs | Republic Report

Exclusive: Why Can't You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs | Republic Report: John Lovell is a lobbyist who makes a lot of money from making sure you can’t smoke a joint. That’s his job. He’s a lobbyist for the police unions in Sacramento, and he is a driving force behind grabbing Federal dollars to shut down the California marijuana industry. I’ll get to the evidence on this important story in a bit, but first, some context.

Rashomon effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rashomon effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Rashomon effect is the effect of the subjectivity of perception on recollection, by which observers of an event are able to produce substantially different but equally plausible accounts of it. A useful demonstration of this principle in scientific understanding can be found in an article by that name authored by Karl G. Heider.[1]

It is named for Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon, in which a crime witnessed by four individuals is described in four mutually contradictory ways. The film is based on two short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, "Rashōmon" (for the setting) and "Yabu no naka", otherwise known as "In a Grove" (for the story line).

The Hidden Fortress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hidden Fortress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: George Lucas has acknowledged influence of The Hidden Fortress on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,[6] particularly in the technique of telling the story from the perspective of the film's lowliest characters, C-3PO and R2-D2.[7][8] Kurosawa's use of frame wipes (sometimes cleverly hidden by motion within the frame) as a transition device also influenced Star Wars. Lucas' original plot outline for Star Wars also had a strong resemblance to the plot of The Hidden Fortress.[9]

Red Sun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Red Sun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Red Sun is a Western film, with an international cast.[1] It stars U.S.-born actor Charles Bronson, Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune, French actor Alain Delon and Swiss actress Ursula Andress. It was filmed in Spain by the British director Terence Young. It was released in Europe in 1971 and in the U.S. in 1972.

Red Lion (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Red Lion (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Gonzo (Toshirō Mifune), a member of the Imperial Restoration Force, is being asked by the emperor to deliver official news to his home village of a New World Order. Wanting to pose as a military officer, he dons the Red Lion Mane of Office. Upon his return, his attempt to tell the village about a brand-new tax cut is quashed when the townfolk mistakenly assumes that he is there to rescue them from corrupt government officials. He learns that an evil magistrate has been swindling them for years. Now, he has to help the village, ward off Shogunate fanatics, along with the fact that he can't read his own proclamations.

Paulina Gretzky Has A 99 Tattoo | Planet Sports News

Paulina Gretzky Has A 99 Tattoo | Planet Sports News

Gessler, Homeland Security finalize deal to check voter citizenship - The Denver Post

Gessler, Homeland Security finalize deal to check voter citizenship - The Denver Post: The Colorado secretary of state's office has finalized an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to use a federal database to determine whether there are noncitizens on the state's voter rolls — a victory more than a year in the making for Scott Gessler.

Gritty N.J. city of Camden to scrap police department amid budget woes | Fox News

Gritty N.J. city of Camden to scrap police department amid budget woes | Fox News: Crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey - often referred to as the most dangerous city in the United States—is getting rid of its police department.

In the latest example of a cash-strapped municipality taking drastic measures to deal with swollen public sector liabilities and shrinking budgets, the city plans to disband its 460-member police department and replace it with a non-union “Metro Division” of the Camden County Police. Backers of the plan say it will save millions of dollars for taxpayers while ensuring public safety, but police unions say it is simply a way to get out of collective bargaining with the men and women in blue.

Obama Remembers Neil Armstrong. By Posting A Picture Of Himself | Weasel Zippers

Obama Remembers Neil Armstrong. By Posting A Picture Of Himself | Weasel Zippers

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte, who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The fictional work is presented as a translation from a manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France".

Online Etymology Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary: incarceration (n.) Look up incarceration at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "retention of pus," from M.L. incarcerationem (nom. incarceratio), noun of action from pp. stem of incarcerare "to imprison," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + carcer "prison, an enclosed space," of uncertain origin.

Twitter / mjbanks: The "Patriot Act" is designed ...

Twitter / mjbanks: The "Patriot Act" is designed ...: The "Patriot Act" is designed to protect the 1% that contributes almost exclusively to BHO's campaign.

Obama's Budget to Add $4.4 Trillion to Debt in Next Four Years | The Weekly Standard

Obama's Budget to Add $4.4 Trillion to Debt in Next Four Years | The Weekly Standard: On track to $20 trillion in debt in 2016.

What Successful People Do The First Hour Of Their Work Day | Planet Wiz Khalifa

What Successful People Do The First Hour Of Their Work Day | Planet Wiz Khalifa

Economic Vs. Civil Liberties | LearnLiberty

Economic Vs. Civil Liberties | LearnLiberty

A Return to Common Sense » Blog Archive Florida Lowers State Writing Exam Standards -- Another Public Education Epic Fail! » A Return to Common Sense

A Return to Common Sense » Blog Archive Florida Lowers State Writing Exam Standards -- Another Public Education Epic Fail! » A Return to Common Sense

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