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Saturday, April 20, 2013

The cult of Obama | The Daily Caller

The cult of Obama | The Daily Caller: Do you think voting for Barack Obama is like losing your virginity?

Demonic-Warning-Signs

Demonic-Warning-Signs: The information presented here concerning demonic hauntings was gathered through a combination of personal experiences of 3P Paranormal Investigators and other widely accepted ideas about demonic hauntings. Although the information is widely accepted across the field of paranormal research it has not been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. If you think you are experiencing a demonic haunting you should contact your clergy or a reputable paranormal research team.

Obama quietly strips anti-corruption provisions from STOCK Act — RT USA

Obama quietly strips anti-corruption provisions from STOCK Act — RT USA

High-ranking federal employees will not be required to disclose financial information online, after President Obama signed an amendment to a bill that was meant to put an end to insider trading among members of Congress and government staffers.
The provisions to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act were quietly approved by both chambers of Congress at the end of last week before being passed onto the president’s desk. The bill had previously been delayed several times before the White House announced on Monday that Obama had approved the changes.
The original STOCK Act was signed by the Obama administration last year in a highly publicized ceremony, during which he said the new law would restore the American public’s faith in the Washington elite. Congressional lawmakers have long been accused of profiting from stock information derived as a result of their position. A civilian moving money based on information gained in a similar fashion would be breaking the law.
It’s a good first step,” Obama said after the passage last year. “And in the months ahead, Congress should do even more to help fight the destructive influence of money in politics and rebuild the trust between Washington and the American people.”
Last week, both chambers unanimously voted in favor of the amendments that will shield them from having to make such disclosures. In addition to the obvious implications of politicians giving themselves the option to omit financial information, the decision is notable in that it came among Congress' least-productive session on record.
In a delay earlier this year, Congress approved a study by the National Academy of Public Administration, which determined an online database would threaten the safety of public officials and make running for office less appealing for people working in the private sector.
Roughly 28,000 government officials would have been forced to make their financial records publicly available, according to The Hill, although that stipulation has drawn the ire of federal government employee unions.
Other, albeit less visible, reporting methods will still pertain to the president, vice president, members of Congress and candidates for Congress starting in 2014.
Perhaps most damaging to the STOCK Act, according to government transparency watchdog Open Secrets, was the removal of the following two provisions:
Creation of the searchable, sortable, disclosure of the information contained in reports even for Congress, the president, vice president, the president’s cabinet and congressional candidates,” in addition to “Required electronic filing for Congress, the president, vice president, the president’s cabinet and congressional candidates, as well as high-level executive and congressional branch employees."


CISPA passes U.S. House: Death of the Fourth Amendment? | ZDNet

CISPA passes U.S. House: Death of the Fourth Amendment? | ZDNet: The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) just passed the U.S. House, and will now head to the upper Senate chamber for further deliberation.

20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer - John Hawkins - [page]

20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer - John Hawkins - [page]

Liberalism doesn't convince with logic. It can't, because the policies liberals advocate don't work. So instead, liberals have to use emotion-based ploys and attack the motives of people they disagree with while attempting to keep conservative arguments from being heard at all. Why? Because they have no good answers to questions like these.
1) A few days ago, we were hearing that the Boston Marathon bombers COULD BE conservative, which proved that the Right is evil. Now, when we know that the terrorists are Muslims, how can the same liberals be saying that it means nothing?
2) If you believe we have a "right" to things like health care, food, shelter and a good education, then doesn't that also mean you believe we also have a right to force other people to unwillingly provide those things at gunpoint?
3) How can you simultaneously want a big government that will make decisions that have an enormous impact on the lives of every American while also saying that the character and morals of our politicians don't matter?
4) What exactly is the "fair share" of someone's income that he’s earned that he should be able to keep?
5) Why is it that time and time again, revenue paid to the treasury has GONE UP after we've cut taxes?
6) Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion? If it's pro-choice, do you feel people should be able to choose to have an assault weapon, what kind of light bulb they use in their house or whether they'd like to put their Social Security funds into a private retirement account?
7) If corporations are so awful, greedy and bad for the country, then shouldn't we be celebrating when they decide to close their plants here and move overseas?
8) How can liberal economists like Paul Krugman be right when they claim that our economy isn't doing well because we aren't spending enough money when we're already running massive, unsustainable deficits and spending is going up every year?
9) If Republicans don’t care about the poor, why do studies consistently show that they give more to charity than Democrats do?
10) Give us a ballpark estimate: If something doesn't change dramatically, how long do you think it will be until we have an economic crash in this country similar to the one we're seeing in Greece or Cyprus?
11) Since we "all agree" with the idea that our level of deficit spending is "unsustainable," what would be wrong with permanently freezing federal spending at the current level until we balance the budget by increasing revenue, cutting spending or some combination thereof?
12) If we change God's definition of marriage to make gay marriage legal, then what's the logical argument against polygamy or even adult siblings supposed to be?
13) In a world where people can easily change states and can, with a bit more difficulty, permanently move to other roughly comparable parts of the globe, do you really think it's feasible over the long haul to have a tax system where 86% of the income taxes are paid by the top 25% of the income earners?
14) If you win a lawsuit that's filed against you, why should you have to pay huge legal bills when you did nothing wrong while the person who filed the suit pays no penalty for wrongly accusing you?
15) How can you oppose putting murderers to death and be fine with killing innocent children via abortion?
16) A minimum wage raises salaries for some workers at the cost of putting other workers out of jobs entirely. What's the acceptable ratio for that? For every 10 people who get a higher salary, how many are you willing to see lose their jobs?
17) The earth has been warming and cooling for thousands of years with temperature drops and increases that are much larger than the ones we've seen over the last century. Since we can't adequately explain or model those changes, what makes us think we can say with any sort of confidence that global warming is being caused by man?
18) We live in a world where people have more choices than ever before in music, entertainment, careers, news sources and what to do with their time. Shouldn't government mirror that trend by moving towards federalism and states’ rights instead of centralizing more and more power in Washington, DC?
19) If people in the middle class aren't willing to pay enough in taxes to cover the government services that they use because they don't think it's worth the money, shouldn't we prune back government to a level people do feel comfortable paying for in taxes?
20) If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don't we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?

20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer - John Hawkins - Page 1

20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer - John Hawkins - Page 1

"It is not enough for the insecure left to deem a position wrong; if it’s merely wrong, it needs to be argued about, and it can’t survive that. It must instead be morally abhorrent, so that the zealot reacts to the toxin of questioning much like a jogger coming across a decomposing body on the side of the road — it must be internalized that the correct response to such a horror is to retch, and faint, and call the authorities post-haste.

This is how the leftist faith protects itself from the infection of doubt. (Meanwhile, of course, patting itself on the back for being so open-minded…)" -- Ace of Spades HQ

PAUL: An ill-advised Internet tax mandate - Washington Times

PAUL: An ill-advised Internet tax mandate - Washington Times: Taking more money from Americans is no way to do business

Down With the Marketplace (Un)Fairness Act - FreedomWorks

Down With the Marketplace (Un)Fairness Act - FreedomWorks: The Marketplace Fairness Act will soon be up for a vote in the Senate. Big-government politicians are using the bill to collude with big-business and levy taxes on internet purchases. Not only would this legislation boost the tax bill for America’s consumers, it would slow down an already stagnant economy. Our job creators are already hampered by aggressive regulations – they simply can’t afford more bureaucratic red tape.

The Marketplace Fairness Act is being sold as “leveling the playing field” for brick-and-mortar businesses. On the contrary, it is a tool for large retail corporations to impose a burden upon their smaller competitors, and for states to raise taxes on consumers.

We pay enough taxes. The Marketplace Fairness Act is one more piece of legislation that will harm small business to the benefit of special interests.

Tell your senator to VOTE NO on the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Will Ferrell and Jack Black Will Play Tag -- Vulture

Will Ferrell and Jack Black Will Play Tag -- Vulture: Looks like Will Ferrell and Jack Black have made up after that whole "kicking Baxter off a bridge in Anchorman" thing. The two are now attached to Tag, a comedy pitch being adapted from a Wall Street Journal article about ten 40-somethings who play tag for one month every year. "That means players get tagged at work and in bed," reads the article. "They form alliances and fly around the country. Wives are enlisted as spies and assistants are ordered to bar players from the office." The jokes practically write themselves.

Prescription Drugs! The #4 Killer In America! (article) by Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor) on AuthorsDen

Prescription Drugs! The #4 Killer In America! (article) by Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor) on AuthorsDen: Commercials today on television are swamped about medical products on how you can destroy yourself!
There are times when I think that medical people are all in this thing only to make money...and to fatten up their bottom line, etc. American's are taking more drugs than ever before, and they're going to have to decide for themselves, which r0ad to take!

Chechen Jihad: Behind the Boston bombing, a distant, unknown war - Firstpost

Chechen Jihad: Behind the Boston bombing, a distant, unknown war - Firstpost: “The mujahid,” wrote the legendary jihadist Shamil Salmanovich Basayev, “never asks anyone for permission to strike with his sword; he just takes the sword in his hand. He will never waste his time explaining his actions; he is faithful to what has been predetermined by god.”

Quote Details: Epicurus: Death is nothing to... - The Quotations Page

Quote Details: Epicurus: Death is nothing to... - The Quotations Page: Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Epicurus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Greek philosopher (341 BC - 270 BC)


Technological singularity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Technological singularity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



DRUDGE REPORT 2013®

DRUDGE REPORT 2013®



Friday, April 19, 2013

Egypt’s Religion Minister Hopes to Visit Israel When All the Jews are Dead | FrontPage Magazine

Egypt’s Religion Minister Hopes to Visit Israel When All the Jews are Dead | FrontPage Magazine: Talaat Mohamed Afifi Salem was the dean of the faculty of preaching at Al Azhar (that cheerful place that Obama claimed in his Cairo speech kept the light of civilization burning) and is the deputy head of the Islamic Legal Body for Rights and Reform, which comprises more than a hundred of Egypt’s leading Islamist scholars and activists.

Talaat Afifi is a Salafi (try saying that ten times fast) and an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood and has been accused of being part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s campaign to take over Egypt. The Simon Wiesenthal Center had questioned Afifi’s views on Jews and Afifi has now reassured them with a video expressing his interest in visiting Israel when all the Jews are being killed off by Muslims.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

5th Largest City in US is Effectively Bankrupt - Mike Shedlock - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1

5th Largest City in US is Effectively Bankrupt - Mike Shedlock - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1: You know a city is in deep trouble when its mayor invites Wall Street but not the press and not private citizens to a closed meeting to discuss the future, including a sell-off of city assets.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, whose municipality has the lowest credit rating of the five most-populous U.S. cities, did just that.

My translation: Philadelphia is bankrupt. However, that easily discernible fact will of course be denied until it officially happens.

Why a Solution Will Destroy the Democratic Party - Scottie Hughes - Page 1

Why a Solution Will Destroy the Democratic Party - Scottie Hughes - Page 1: We have problems in America. The most obvious is a busted budget, an overtaxed citizenry (at least for the 53% who pay into the system), another push on gun control, a broken immigration system, a socialist healthcare model and gay marriage rights. The litany of challenges we face goes on. They plague our political discourse with negativity and dissension.

This in a country that can find cures for certain cancers, use technology to discover new galaxies, and perhaps most stunning to this parent, a country that create devices that can hold my children’s attention for more than an hour. And yet why can’t we find a solution to these never ending arguments?

It’s simple, really. Those on the left don’t want America to find a solution! They thrive and survive on the concept of making sure there will always be a victim.

Infant mortality on the decline; IRS workers charged with stealing benefits - The Washington Post

Infant mortality on the decline; IRS workers charged with stealing benefits - The Washington Post

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Still no one has...: Still no one has guessed the correct title!?! Whoever comments the correct album name will win something special. Please SHARE this post so we can maximize the entries!

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» Boston Bombing Culprits Found? Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

» Boston Bombing Culprits Found? Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Illegal Immigrant Apprehended at Border: ‘Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go’ | TheBlaze.com

Illegal Immigrant Apprehended at Border: ‘Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go’ | TheBlaze.com

Dwelling Narrowness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dwelling Narrowness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Dwelling Narrowness (Chinese: 蜗居; pinyin: Wōjū), also known literally as Snail House, was a 2009 television series broadcast in Mainland China, based on a 2007 novel of the same name. It depicts two sisters struggling with life in Jiangzhou, a fictional city that strongly resembles present-day Shanghai. The Chinese name is a figure of speech meaning "humble abode".[1]

Because a prominent storyline portrays the difficulties of buying an affordable home in the city, the show has become a symbol of the perceived ongoing real estate bubble in China,[2] generating controversy in the Chinese press and attracting attention from foreign media sources.

Although 35 episodes of the series were produced, the Chinese government only allowed 33 episodes to be aired.[3] It was cancelled by China's censorship board, which criticized the show's focus on "sex, dirty jokes, and corruption stories", saying that the show had a "serious negative influence" on Chinese society.[4] The series is seen as a running commentary on contemporary social issues in urban China, including the widening wealth gap, real estate prices, political corruption, the breakdown of traditional Chinese family values, foreigners' views of China and Chinese views of foreigners.

Twitter / repjustinamash: #CISPA destroys freedom of ...

Twitter / repjustinamash: #CISPA destroys freedom of ...



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bea Arthur's Vagina

Bea Arthur's Vagina: It's just that I feel Bea Arthur's vagina would be very charming and witty. In fact, I don't feel it - I know it.

Hipster Joins Army To Be Ironic | The Duffel Blog

Hipster Joins Army To Be Ironic | The Duffel Blog: FORT JACKSON, SC – Like thousands of recruits that come through the gates of Fort Jackson every year, Private Eugene Burns never envisioned himself one day joining the Army. Indeed the liberal arts college dropout was quite opposed to the idea of serving until a recent turn of events inspired him to enlist.

Explosions rock finish of Boston Marathon; 3 killed and scores injured - U.S. News

Explosions rock finish of Boston Marathon; 3 killed and scores injured - U.S. News: With thousands of runners still on the course, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people, injuring at least 113 and turning the city’s most celebrated event into a grisly spectacle of shattered glass, blood and screams.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Upanishads - 1 - Isha Upanishad - The Inner Ruler

The Upanishads - 1 - Isha Upanishad - The Inner Ruler
Isha 3 
There are demon-haunted worlds, regions of utter darkness. Whoever in life denies the Spirit falls into that darkness of death.

1,000 Pound Statue Of Shiva Stolen From NJ Hindu Temple « CBS New York

1,000 Pound Statue Of Shiva Stolen From NJ Hindu Temple « CBS New York: WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A faithless crime committed at a Hindu temple in New Jersey is being investigated as possibly a heist for metal to be sold as scrap.

A sacred statue, worth nearly $10,000 and weighing roughly 1,000 pounds, was somehow stolen.

EU says member states failing to crack down on human trafficking | Reuters

EU says member states failing to crack down on human trafficking | Reuters


(Reuters) - Thousands of people are falling victim to human traffickers every year in the European Union but most member states have failed to implement tougher new laws agreed by the bloc to address the problem, the European Commission said on Monday.
The new laws, agreed in 2011, impose higher penalties on offenders, make it easier to prosecute across borders within the bloc and give better protection to victims.
Only six countries in the 27-member bloc have implemented the new legislation so far, the Commission said.
Trafficking victims are typically women and they are predominantly forced into sexual slavery, but also hard labor and criminal activity. Some have their organs removed.
Information released by the EU executive on Monday showed the number of identified trafficking victims increased by 18 percent between 2008 and 2010 to about 10,000, although that number likely represents a fraction of all victims.
"What we know is probably only the tip of the iceberg," said Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU commissioner for home affairs.
"I am very disappointed to see that, despite these alarming trends, only a few countries have implemented the anti-trafficking legislation and I urge those who have not yet done so to respect their obligations."
Most of the victims identified were citizens of Romania and Bulgaria, the two poorest members of the bloc. Neither country has implemented the new laws.
EU governments which do not implement common rules can face legal action and fines.
An estimated nearly 21 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, according to 2012 statistics from the International Labor Organization.
 

Six strangled, one decapitated in Mexican resort of Cancun | Reuters

Six strangled, one decapitated in Mexican resort of Cancun | Reuters: Police found the bodies of the five men and two women in a shack in the outskirts of Cancun, a major tourist destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, that has largely escaped the drug-related violence that has racked Acapulco, a faded tourist destination on the Pacific coast.

The Possible Explanation for a Very Interesting Airplane Photo That Went Viral This Weekend | Video | TheBlaze.com

The Possible Explanation for a Very Interesting Airplane Photo That Went Viral This Weekend | Video | TheBlaze.com: “This has nothing to do with women,” Reddit user thenewyorkgod wrote. “He is a cohen,’ descendant from the high holy priests of the temple and they are not allowed to walk into or fly over a cemetery, which would render them impure.”

The Mass Murderer Who Didn’t Make the Mass Media - By Mark Steyn - The Corner - National Review Online

The Mass Murderer Who Didn’t Make the Mass Media - By Mark Steyn - The Corner - National Review Online

NY Post: Lies Of Obamacare | RedFlagNews.com

NY Post: Lies Of Obamacare | RedFlagNews.com: We’ve now reached the third anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a k a ObamaCare. The Obama administration celebrated this important milestone by announcing that it was postponing part of the law that was designed to reduce costs for small businesses.

Oops.

This was hardly the first ObamaCare promise to fall by the wayside. Indeed, the entire first three years of the new health-care law have been one long story of unfulfilled expectations.

Take, for example, the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act. While the recession has artificially held down health-care costs and the associated rise in insurance premiums over the past couple of years, now that the economy has begun to recover, both are expected to rise rapidly. For example, the American Society of Actuaries estimates that claims costs (the primary driver of premiums) for the individual insurance market will rise by an average of 32% over the next three years.

EXPRESSIONS THAT SOUND DIRTY BUT AREN

EXPRESSIONS THAT SOUND DIRTY BUT AREN: EXPRESSIONS THAT SOUND DIRTY BUT AREN'T

Frosting the pastry
Shooting Hoops
Jumping the turnstile
Checking your oil
Tethering the blimp
Sending out for sushi
Picnic on the grass
Quarter-pounder at the Golden Arches
Shaking hands with Abraham Lincoln
Wind-surfing on Mount Baldy

PressTV - Corruption rampant among US politicians: Ex-CIA expert

PressTV - Corruption rampant among US politicians: Ex-CIA expert: A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst says that corruption is rampant among government officials in the United States, and that Congressmen are misappropriating funds earmarked for Afghanistan’s reconstruction, Press TV reports.


“The contractors, the corporations don’t really care whether Taliban or suspected militants get this money as long as they’re getting their cut and as long as Congress is getting contributions in return,” Ray McGovern told Press TV on Saturday.

'We're being inundated': Arizona group documents border battle with revealing audio, images | Fox News

'We're being inundated': Arizona group documents border battle with revealing audio, images | Fox News: For all the talk in Washington about border security, the one agency charged with providing it isn't sharing a wealth of details. So a group of volunteers -- called Secure Border Intelligence -- has stepped in, working around the clock in Arizona to keep a thorough record of the front lines of the border battle.

Jonathan Winters Dead -- Comic Legend Dies at 87 | TMZ.com

Jonathan Winters Dead -- Comic Legend Dies at 87 | TMZ.com: Jonathan Winters, the comedic film and TV actor who was huge in the '70s and '80s on shows like "Mork and Mindy," has died at age 87

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