Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Who’s watching me? Police took photos of my license plates

By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months.
They could have the same information — or more — about you.
As a part of my series on the use of automatic license plate readers in Virginia, I wanted to find out what kind of information local police might have. By law, the only information I’m privileged to is my own.
Last week I filed a public records request with the Alexandria Police Department. I’ve lived in the lovely city of Alexandria for just two years, and my driving record — aside from the occasional parking ticket — is virtually spotless.
What I found, however, left me riveted.

To get elected, you need political intelligence more than a degree

To get elected, you need political intelligence more than a degree

Quote of the Day

“The main cause of poverty or financial struggle is fear and ignorance, not the economy or the government or the rich. It’s self-inflicted fear and ignorance that keeps people trapped.”

Robert Kyosaki

Monday, April 14, 2014

H.R. 4380: Game changing gun legislation?

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WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 — There is a bill in Washington, quietly introduced by Steve Stockton (R-TX-36), which has the potential to change the game on national gun politics. Of course there are many bills which sit idly on agendas, on committees, waiting to be read by those who could probably care less about its success or passage. All of these bills concerning firearm rights have a potential impact on the freedoms of American gun owners and the gun industry, but what makes H.R. 4380 different from most of those pieces of legislation is that it will be significant before it even passes.


According to GovTrack.us only 11% of bills introduced in the previous legislative session have made it passed committee, while a meager 2% actually were signed into law. The legislative tracking site gives H.R. 4380 a 9% chance of making it past committee, and a lofty 2% probability of being signed.
H.R. 4380 is the Gun Confiscation and Registration Prevention Act.
Why is it important?

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/h-r-4380-game-changing-gun-legislation-14877/#d5KCvSrGepCsZbfv.99

George Will: New American “Revolution” is Inevitable

Many of us have given thought to the possibility of a new American Revolution.
While it is certainly not preferable, the nation is reaching a tipping point of unsustainability when it comes to the progressive liberal assault on our Constitution, our liberty and freedom, and our inherent rights.
Big government continues to grow to ever greater heights, all seemingly at the expense of normal American citizens and future generations..  This can’t continue forever.

The Popo


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New Obamacare Administrator Issued the Order to Block Monuments From WWII Vets. Next…Death Panels?

The dots are beginning to connect as to why President Barack Obama chose Professional Bureaucrat Sylvia Burwell to be his new Health and Human Services Secretary.
Saturday, on her Facebook Page, Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, posted the following:
You just can’t make this stuff up.
President Obama just appointed Sylvia Burwell to take over Obamacare, the disastrous beast under which our entire health care system and 1/6 of our nation’s economy is forever fundamentally transformed.
Remember last year when America’s war memorials, national parks, patriotic amenities, student White House tours, etc. were shut down because the Obama administration’s spending priorities are so out of whack? Americans were told the Federal government didn’t have enough of our tax dollars to allow WWII vets to walk across a public sidewalk to visit a statue honoring these heroes. This, during the “shutdown” when crony capitalism, earmarks, and waste and fraud continued to fill the swamp. This, while the first family continued to live elaborately large and some in Congress had the gall to whine that they aren’t paid enough. This, while the people’s will continued to be arrogantly ignored.
What a cold and callous bureaucrat it was who’d direct that quite revealing fiasco, an episode over which the Obama Administration never recovered in the court of public opinion.
Who would do such a thing? Who would punish patriotic Americans? Who sent the email initiating all this?
The political operative Sylvia Burwell.
It’s Sylvia’s stain on the ash heap of history. And along with Sylvia’s stain comes her disturbing, punitive priorities as she takes over our health care coverage. Yeah, nothing can go wrong with that.
You can’t make this stuff up.
- Sarah Palin
As usual, the Arctic Fox is exactly right. And, as I reported the other day, Sylvia’s resume reads like a Who’s Who of Liberal Democrat Non-Profit Behind-The-Scenes Organizations:
According to Forbes.com,
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, The Walmart Foundation (Jan. 2012 – April, 2013); President, Global Development Program (Apr. 2006 – Dec. 2011). Ms. Burwell joined the Foundation in 2001 as Executive Vice President and served as its Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to April 2006. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. from 1998. Ms. Burwell served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998, and was Chief of Staff to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin from 1995 to 1997. She also served as Staff Director for the National Economic Council from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Burwell was Manager of President Clintons economic transition team. Prior to that, she was an Associate at McKinsey and Company from 1990 through 1992. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, the Trilateral Commission and the Nike Foundation Advisory Group, a member of the Board of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, an Advisory Board member for the Next Generation Initiative and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the ALS Evergreen Chapter. Ms. Burwell received a bachelors degree in government, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1987 and a bachelors degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Ms. Burwell has been a Director of MetLife and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since 2004. On April 19, 2013, Ms. Sylvia Mathews Burwell resigned from the Board of Directors of MetLife, Inc., effective as of that date.
And, as I also previously reported, one group in Ms. Burwell’s biography jumped out at me. The Aspen Strategy Group, which is  a part of the Aspen Institute.
Who are they? I’m glad you asked.
According to discoverthenetworks.org, the main things to remember about the Aspen Institute are that the institute
  • Views the United States as a nation rife with deep-seated “structural racism”
  • Warns that “the circumpolar Arctic region is experiencing significant ecological change due to global climate change” caused by human industrial activity
  • Receives financial support from George Soros’s Open Society Institute
…AI has numerous noteworthy connections to the billionaire philanthropist George Soros. For example, in August 2004 Soros and other wealthy Democrats gathered at the Institute to brainstorm ways in which they could use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of George W. Bush in the upcoming presidential election. That same year, Soros spoke at an AI seminar (which also featured an appearance by Al Gore) titled “America’s Role in the Fight Against Global Poverty.” In 2006 Aspen sponsored a Soros talk where the billionaire promoted his book The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror. Jim Spiegelman, Aspen’s director of communications, formerly worked as a “special assistant” to Soros. And Arjun Gupta, who serves on Aspen’s board of overseers, is a vice president with the Chatterjee Group which advises Soros and the Soros Fund Management Group.
Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) has awarded the Aspen Institute numerous large grants over the years, including $50,000 in 2004, another $50,000 in 2005, $195,000 in 2008, and $125,000 in 2009. The latter grant was earmarked for “international human rights and international humanitarian law and their application in American jurisprudence.” In 2011, OSI funded AI’s publication of a report blaming the overrepresentation of blacks and Latinos in U.S. prison populations on “the failure of so many of our society’s institutions.”
Soon after the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009, AI developed a close working relationship with the U.S. State Department. Said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that year: “We can’t imagine a better partner than the Aspen Institute.”
On July 3, 2009, Gov. Palin wrote the following on her Facebook Page:
Government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
If Ms. Burwell could so callously close down our National Parks and Monuments to our heroes, who paid for our freedom with their very blood, is it too much of a stretch to say that she will have no problem administrating who receives life-saving healthcare and who doesn’t?
..and decrease the surplus population (Ebeneezer Scrooge)

GREAT ARTICLE: How politics makes us stupid

by Ezra Klein on April 6, 2014


In April and May of 2013, Yale Law professor Dan Kahan — working with coauthors Ellen Peters, Erica Cantrell Dawson, and Paul Slovic — set out to test a question that continuously puzzles scientists: why isn’t good evidence more effective in resolving political debates? For instance, why doesn’t the mounting proof that climate change is a real threat persuade more skeptics?
The leading theory, Kahan and his coauthors wrote, is the Science Comprehension Thesis, which says the problem is that the public doesn’t know enough about science to judge the debate. It’s a version of the More Information Hypothesis: a smarter, better educated citizenry wouldn’t have all these problems reading the science and accepting its clear conclusion on climate change.
But Kahan and his team had an alternative hypothesis. Perhaps people aren’t held back by a lack of knowledge. After all, they don’t typically doubt the findings of oceanographers or the existence of other galaxies. Perhaps there are some kinds of debates where people don’t want to find the right answer so much as they want to win the argument. Perhaps humans reason for purposes other than finding the truth — purposes like increasing their standing in their community, or ensuring they don’t piss off the leaders of their tribe. If this hypothesis proved true, then a smarter, better-educated citizenry wouldn’t put an end to these disagreements. It would just mean the participants are better equipped to argue for their own side.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Obama Completely Disrespects Marine By Not Saluting Back; What He Does Next Is Pitiful

VIDEO: Journalist Confirms That CBS Stopped Her From Investigating Obama

President Obama and his administration have been called the “greatest enemy to press freedom” in modern history.
This has been evidenced by the plans to place FCC “monitors” in newsrooms, the DOJ wiretapping and spying on the AP, trying to indict aFox News reporter, and the DHS raiding the office of a journalist investigating corruption allegations, among many other examples.
It has also long been suspected that, despite the liberal bias of the media, Obama’s administration has leaned on the various media outlets, encouraging them to cast him in the best light possible and avoid scandalous stories.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

“Obama, Citing New Laws, Says the G.O.P. Is Moving to Restrict Voting Rights”

“Obama, Citing New Laws, Says the G.O.P. Is Moving to Restrict Voting Rights”

Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Alleged Recipient of Massive Bribe

Utah Businessman Jeremy Johnson Claims He Bribed Harry Reid to Make Federal Investigation Disappear
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) rubs his eyes during the counting of the Electorial College votes from the 50 states in the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Captiol January 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Getty Images)
A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Jeremy Johnson was allegedly told that the price would be $600,000, and claims to have made an initial payment of $250,000 when he was slapped with a federal lawsuit.  Now he says he wants his money back.
The Salt Lake Tribune points out that Johnson has no way of knowing whether the funds actually made it to Reid, even if he did make a massive payment to Reid’s alleged intermediary.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Locked & Loaded Girl Dismantles Gun Control Argument In 3 Minutes!

In this Fox News interview Gretchen Carlson interviews Sarah Merkle, a teenager famous for her short 3 minute youtube video “Girl Dismantles Gun Control in Three Minutes.
The Maryland state legislature was considering a gun control bill that most likely would ban her Bushmaster AR-15. The majority of legislators seemed focused not on stopping criminals, but on curbing the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
She had heard there was a public hearing on the bill in Annapolis, Md., the next day, so she checked online to see if there was an age limit for speakers; she didn’t see one. Any person, at any age, who signed up could get three minutes at the podium.
Of course, she didn’t know her speech would go viral—that it would get 2.9 million views on YouTube (and counting) after it was posted in March. She simply wanted to use her First Amendment rights to defend her Second Amendment rights.
This is what she said:
“I’m 15 years old and I’ve been shooting for almost eight years,” she began. “I’ve also been a part of the Maryland Rifle Club and Maryland State Rifle Team since I was 11.
Because of this, I have become eligible for various shooting scholarships around the country to a wide array of even the most prestigious colleges that have shooting teams.
Achieving stricter gun control laws would obliterate any opportunity I could’ve had to attend a decent college on a shooting scholarship.
Ever since I first learned how to shoot, the issue with gun violence around the nation became clear: guns are not the problem, people are.
Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done through gun control legislation.
By signing this legislation you are not signing away gun violence, but instead confiscating American citizens of our constitutional rights.”
Now watch the Fox News interview:  HERE

Is it me? or do the feds treat US citizens worse than non-US citizens?


The guy is protecting HIS property and should refuse to pay unwarranted fees for HIS property.  This is ridiculous.  FUCK you Obama and The FEDS.  What part of ,protect and defend do you not understand?  We don't like you and DO NOT, NOR will ever support your policies.  This is OUR country, you work for us.  If you continue to infringe on us rather than protect and defend you will be fed lead if we are threatened.  Your Bureau of Land Infringement started this.  Take your fairy, little environmentalists and shove them up your ass.

Ways and Means Committee Refers Lois Lerner to Department of Justice for Criminal Prosecution

Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp  announced that the Committee, acting under its authority granted in Sec. 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, voted out a criminal referral letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Eric Holder regarding actions taken by IRS employee Lois Lerner. Chairman Camp, in sending the letter on behalf of the Committee, urged Holder to take a serious review of the evidence uncovered through the Committee’s investigation to determine whether Lerner violated criminal statutes.
The Committee uncovered three specific acts undertaken by Lerner that may have violated one or more criminal statutes documented in the letter:
  • Lerner used her position to improperly influence agency action against only conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and equal protection rights under the law. She showed extreme bias and prejudice towards conservative groups. The letter lays out evidence on how Lerner targeted conservative organization Crossroads GPS as well as other right-leaning groups, while turning a blind eye to similarly-organized liberal groups, like Priorities USA.
  • Lerner impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
  • Lerner risked exposing, and may actually have disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.
If convicted of these crimes, Lerner could face up to 11 years in prison.
The letter to DOJ can be read here:

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