Monday, December 31, 2012

Socialism - There's and App For That:

Socialism - There's and App For That:

Now the sheep have an APP

Sunday, December 30, 2012

THE TOP 5 GUN CONTROL GRAPHS: The Gun-Grabbers' Failed Policies Are Exposed by Their Own Data!

The very statistics and reports that the gun control crowd selectively market prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that "gun control" increases violence.

5. Violent crime rates tracked by "Right-to-Carry" (RTC) States vs. non-RTC. RTC states are significantly safer:

4. Compared to 25 other "First World" (OECD) countries, the United States has very few robberies.

3. Compared to all other United Nations' members, the U.S. murder rate is extremely low (and far lower if you pull out "gun-free" zones like Chicago and Washington, D.C.).

2. Gun ownership in the U.S. is literally off the charts, which validates Dr. John Lott: more guns yield less crime (or, as Heinlein put it, "An armed society is a polite society").

1. And, finally, for global homicide rates, the United States ranks on the low end of the spectrum. And, again, if "gun-free" zones like Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City were pulled from the data, the U.S. would be among the safest countries on Earth.

Bonus: From 2007-2010, if you wanted to avoid a mass-murder incident, domestic violence or general violent crime, you'd be far better off living in a right-to-carry state.

The Executive Summary:

Based on the crime data presented in this article — again, all the data come from countries and organizations supporting the most extreme forms of gun control — the gun-ban movement promotes a fatally flawed agenda whose outcome includes:

• More women raped;
• More blacks murdered;
• More people experiencing fear;
• More school children murdered;
• And the individual’s civil rights infringed.

If civilian disarmament is a righteous, caring agenda, why must gun-control advocates manipulate their own data to manufacture “proof” of its validity?

And what kind of empathetic people exploit the occasion of murdered children and a distraught public as the proper time to ask for support of their agenda?

We know precisely what kind of "empathetic people" exploit murdered children to pursue their Statist agenda. We call them "Democrats".

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Go to hell Obama: This complete idiot hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013 - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013 - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

What a communist piece of shit!!! IT'S A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

He acts like this is the first time mass shootings happened.  1929 was the worst year idiot.

God please overthrow this degenerate pig. 

Typo in Newspaper makes WVU loss to Syracuse even worse.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers | The Weekly Standard

Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers | The Weekly Standard

Hobby Lobby: Religious employer wins big — temporarily

In the most significant federal appeals court ruling so far on the new federal health care law’s contraceptives mandate, the Seventh Circuit Court on Friday night temporarily barred the federal government from enforcing that requirement against an Illinois construction company whose Roman Catholic owners see it as a threat to their religious freedom.  In a two-to-one ruling, , the panel of the Chicago-based court acted two days after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had refused– for differe...

Gun Control Texas Style!

Last Thursday night around midnight, a woman from Houston , Texas was ...arrested, jailed, and charged with manslaughter for shooting a man 6 times in the back as he was running away with her purse.

The following Monday morning, the woman was called in front of the Arraignment Judge, sworn-in, and asked to explain her actions.

The woman replied, "I was standing at the corner bus stop for about 15 minutes, waiting for the bus to take me home after work. I am a waitress at a local cafe. I was there alone, so I had my right hand on my pistol in my purse hanging on my left shoulder. All of a sudden I was spun around hard to my left. As I caught my balance, I saw a man running away with my purse. I looked down at my right hand and saw that my fingers were wrapped tightly around my pistol. The next thing I remember is saying out loud, "No Way Punk! You're not stealing my pay check and tips." I raised my right hand, pointed my pistol at the man running away from me with my purse, and started squeezing the trigger of my pistol.

When asked by the arraignment judge, "Why did you shoot the man 6 times? The woman replied under oath, "Because, when I pulled the trigger the 7th time, it only went click."

The woman was acquitted of all charges. She was back at work the next day! That's Gun Control, Texas Style

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Up to $50/Year Fee (+ Up to 30-Day Waiting Period) for Buying Ammunition or Going Target-Shooting?

This is just getting out of hand.  Too bad the incompetant US Government can't be this aggressive with drugs, child molesters, fiscal cliff, debt, obesity, alcoholism, recitivism rates, etc.

That’s what California Senator Kevin De Leon, chair of the California Senate Democratic Caucus, is proposing in California (bill text). To buy ammunition, you’d need to submit an application with a fee (which will be up to $50), and wait up to 30 days while the state conducts a background check. And the permit would need to be renewed each year; as I read it, each renewal would require a new fee.
So say that you want to make sure that you keep up your target-shooting practice. (Recall that gun control proponents often stress the need for gun owners to be properly trained — a need that I certainly don’t deny.) You’d want to go to a shooting range, and unless you thoughtfully stocked up on ammunition beforehand, you’d need to buy some ammunition. That means you have to plan your shooting range trip up to 30 days in advance, and spend up to an extra $50 on the trip. Next year, you’d have to do the same (again, unless you thoughtfully just buy ammunition in bulk). Fifty bucks isn’t a big deal for me, of course, and it might not be for you. But for lots of people, $50 is a lot of money.
OK, now let’s say that I take to the range several friends who haven’t shot before — something I’ve often done, and I suspect something that is many people’s first introduction to guns. Fortunately, the law wouldn’t require each of them to pay up to $50 for a permit, or to go through a background check that would take up to 30 days. I could just buy the ammunition (which could easily run more than $100 for a night of target-shooting for several people).


My beautiful FB friend Nadia Brewer



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Can a Computer Intercept Your Email?

Can a Computer Intercept Your Email?

What! Congress, at Last Minute, Drops Requirement to Obtain Warrant to Monitor Email

The federal government will continue to access Americans’ emails without a warrant, after the U.S. Senate dropped a key amendment to legislation now headed to the White House for approval. Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment attached to the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act (which deals with publishing users’ Netflix information on Facebook pages) that would have required federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before monitoring email or other data stored remotely (i.e., the cloud). AND THIS IS OK WITH YOU???????

PIC of the Day

Video: Maria Bartiromo destroys Marxist MDSen Ben Cardin over fiscal cliff

Way to go Maria!!  Thanks to Fire Andrea Mitchel for the H/T

Reading: Targeting the Twenty-First-Century Outlaw

122 Yale L.J. 724 (2012).

This Note proposes using outlawry proceedings to bring legitimacy to the government’s targeted killing regime. Far from clearly contrary to the letter and spirit of American due process, outlawry endured for centuries at English common law and was used to sanction lethal force against fugitive felons in the United States until as recently as 1975. Because it was the outlaw’s refusal to submit to the legal process that warranted the use of lethal force against him, the choice of process was necessarily preserved through basic protections such as charges and notice. This Note argues that these principles can be updated for the twenty-first century and used to subject the government’s targeted killing of U.S. citizens to limited judicial review.

Merry Christmas to the real Mr. President

Monday, December 24, 2012

Lets take a moment to salute our Armed Forces...

Oh the hypocrisy...

Opposition Research Training Set for March

Investigative Research Specialists, LLC has announced our one day political opposition research “Boot Camp” training seminar has been scheduled for March 22, 2013 at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Herndon, Virginia.

This one-of-a-kind "Boot Camp" training course is perfect for campaign staff, media, private investigators, and citizen researchers seeking to learn the latest political opposition research techniques. Training is in three-hour morning and afternoon blocks for up to 30 participants. The course instructor is a private investigator with over 25 year's experience and the author of The Opposition Research Handbook: A Guide to Political Investigations. Download our Boot Camp brochure to learn more.

Properly trained campaign staff increases productivity while limiting liability and exposure to negative media attention. Experienced opposition researchers become valuable party or organizational assets. They are able to contribute for many years. We have kept costs down enabling us to offer the full day training for only $249.

To register click here.

Profound Quote of the day

The press is making us mistake a mouse for an elephant, and an elephant for a mouse. Today, in the U.S., many more people are dying from overfeeding than underfeeding, many more people are killed by excessive comfort than discomfort, and for all the evil of the gun lobby, firearms harm much, much fewer people (<1%) than the corn syprup, cereal, wheat, and orange juice industries. I cannot believe that, in the 21st century, "intelligent" people would mistake the lurid for the statistical.

--Nassim Taleb

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quote of the Day

So-called “assault weapons” are not materially more deadly than other weapons, so assault weapons bans will at best cause criminals to switch to other weapons that are similarly deadly.

 (Eugene Volokh)

In response to this Article

We wish you a Merry Christmas Girl

How pathetic is the Left?

How pathetic is the Left?

NYPD to probe internet to detect future shooters

Social media, email to be scanned for clues of violent intent.

Senior officers from The New York City Police Department met late last week to discuss a plan to monitor internet sites in search of clues that might prevent future mass-casualty shootings.
The NYPD intends to create algorithms that scan the text of conversations in chat rooms, social media and emails for clues on potential ‘apolitical or deranged killers’, according to an article in the New York Times.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond W Kelly told the newspaper that such a system would enable undercover police to engage with individuals that displayed a potential for such violence in an effort to ensure attacks never proceed.
The NYPD’s renewed interest in data analytics was spurred by a mass-casualty shooting at an Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which a lone gunman killed 26 individuals, mostly children.
The NYPD previously released a report [pdf] – signed off by Commissioner Kelly - studying the characteristics of over 200 ‘active shooters’ in a search for commonalities.
This study found that active shooters were nearly always male and acting alone, aged between 15-19 in schools or 35-44 in the workplace. In terms of intent, the perpetrator was almost always shot by Police or took their own life.
“Although this analysis identified some common characteristics among active shooters, the NYPD found a large degree of variation among attacks across some broad categories, including: sex of the attacker, age of the attacker, number of attackers, planning tactics, targets, number of casualties

Friday, December 21, 2012

How Many People Have Been Killed By Guns Since Newtown?

How Many People Have Been Killed By Guns Since Newtown?

SHOCKING!! 75 Economic Numbers that proves the Main Stream Media is wrong about Obama

Compiled by Michael of Investment Watch blog,
What a year 2012 has been!  The mainstream media continues to tell us what a “great job” the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are doing of managing the economy, but meanwhile things just continue to get even worse for the poor and the middle class.  It is imperative that we educate the American people about the true condition of our economy and about why all of this is happening.  If nothing is done, our debt problems will continue to get worse, millions of jobs will continue to leave the country, small businesses will continue to be suffocated, the middle class will continue to collapse, and poverty in the United States will continue to explode.  Just “tweaking” things slightly is not going to fix our economy.  We need a fundamental change in direction.  Right now we are living in a bubble of debt-fueled false prosperity that allows us to continue to consume far more wealth than we produce, but when that bubble bursts we are going to experience the most painful economic “adjustment” that America has ever gone through.  We need to be able to explain to our fellow Americans what is coming, why it is coming and what needs to be done.  Hopefully the crazy economic numbers that I have included in this article will be shocking enough to wake some people up.

#1 In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps.  Today, a new all-time record of 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps.  That number has increased by more than 50 percent over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that “things are getting better”.
#2 Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps.  Today, about one out of every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.
#3 According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”
#4 According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all Americans have received money from a safety net program run by the federal government at some point in their lives.
#5 For the first time ever, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless.  That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.
#6 Median household income in the U.S. has fallen for four consecutive years.  Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.
#7 Families that have a head of household under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.
#8 The percentage of working age Americans with a job has been under 59 percent for 39 months in a row.
#9 In September 2009, during the depths of the last economic crisis, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans were employed.  In November 2012, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans were employed.  It is more then 3 years later, and we are in the exact same place.
#10 When you total up all working age Americans that do not have a job in America today, it comes to more than 100 million.
#11 According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all small business owners in America “say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment.”
#12 The number of jobs at new small businesses continues to decline.  According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the decline in the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks down by presidential administration
Bush Sr.: 11.3
Clinton: 11.2
Bush Jr.: 10.8
Obama: 7.8
#13 The U.S. share of global GDP has fallen from 31.8 percent in 2001 to 21.6 percent in 2011.
#14 The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.
#15 There are four major U.S. banks that each have more than 40 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives.
#16 In 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing, but now there are less than 12 million.
#17 According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of all Americans were “middle income” back in 1971.  Today, only 51 percent of all Americans are.
#18 The Pew Research Center has also found that 85 percent of all middle class Americans say that it is harder to maintain a middle class standard of living today than it was 10 years ago.
#19 62 percent of all middle class Americans say that they have had to reduce household spending over the past year.
#20 Right now, approximately 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.
#21 Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either “low income” or impoverished.
#22 According to one survey, 77 percent of all Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time.
#23 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percentof all men in the United States have jobs.
#24 The average amount of time that an unemployed worker stays out of work in the United States is 40 weeks.
#25 If you can believe it, approximately one out of every four American workers makes 10 dollars an hour or less.
#26 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives financial assistance from the federal government.  Back in 1983, that number was less than 30 percent.
#27 Right now, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.  And that does not even count Social Security or Medicare.  Overall, there are almost 80 different “means-tested welfare programs” that the federal government is currently running.
#28 When you account for all government transfer payments and all forms of government employment, more than half of all Americans are now at least partially financially dependent on the government.
#29 Barack Obama has been president for less than four years, and during that time the number of Americans “not in the labor force” has increased by nearly 8.5 million.  Something seems really “off” about that number, because during the entire decade of the 1980s the number of Americans “not in the labor force” only rose by about 2.5 million.
#30 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.
#31 According to USA Today, many Americans have actually seen their water bills triple over the past 12 years.
#32 There are now 20.2 million Americans that spend more than half of their incomes on housing.  That represents a 46 percent increase from 2001.
#33 Right now, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.
#34 As the economy has slowed down, so has the number of marriages.  According to a Pew Research Center analysis, only 51 percent of all Americans that are at least 18 years old are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all U.S. adults were married.
#35 At this point, only 24.6 percent of all jobs in the United States are good jobs.
#36 In 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance.  Today, only 55.1 percent are covered by employment-based health insurance.
#37 Recently it was announced that total student loan debt in the United States has passed the one trillion dollar mark.
#38 If you can believe it, one out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.
#39 One survey of business executives has ranked California as the worst state in America to do business for 8 years in a row.
#40 In the city of Detroit today, more than 50 percent of all children are living in poverty, and close to 50 percent of all adults are functionally illiterate.
#41 It is being projected that half of all American children will be on food stamps at least once before they turn 18 years of age.
#42 More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as will be sold in 2012.
#43 If you can believe it, 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor’s degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed last year.
#44 The U.S. economy continues to trade good paying jobs for low paying jobs.  60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were mid-wage jobs, but 58 percent of the jobs created since then have been low wage jobs.
#45 Our trade deficit with China in 2011 was $295.5 billion.  That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.
#46 The United States has lost an average of approximately 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
#47 According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.
#48 The U.S. tax code is now more than 3.8 million words long.  If you took all of William Shakespeare’s works and collected them together, the entire collection would only be about 900,000 words long.
#49 According to the IMF, the global elite are holding a total of 18 trillion dollars in offshore banking havens such as the Cayman Islands.
#50 The value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 96 percent since the Federal Reserve was first created.
#51 2012 was the third year in a row that the yield for corn has declined in the United States.
#52 Experts are telling us that global food reserves have reached their lowest level in almost 40 years.
#53 One recent survey discovered that 40 percent of all Americans have $500 or less in savings.
#54 If you can believe it, one recent survey found that 28 percent of all Americans do not have a single penny saved for emergencies.
#55 Medical costs related to obesity in the United States are estimated to be approximately $147 billion a year.
#56 Corporate profits as a percentage of GDP are at an all-time high.  Meanwhile, wages as a percentage of GDP are near an all-time low.
#57 Today, the wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans own more wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined.
#58 The wealthiest 400 families in the United States have about as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent of all Americans combined.
#59 The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have a net worth that is roughly equal to the bottom 30 percentof all Americans combined.
#60 At this point, the poorest 50 percent of all Americans collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the United States.
#61 Nearly 500,000 federal employees now make at least $100,000 a year.
#62 In 2006, only 12 percent of all federal workers made $100,000 or more per year.  Now, approximately 22 percent of all federal workers do.
#63 If you can believe it, there are 77,000 federal workers that make more than the governors of their own states do.
#64 Nearly 15,000 retired federal workers are collecting federal pensions for life worth at least $100,000 annually.  The list includes such names as Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Dick Gephardt and Dick Cheney.
#65 U.S. taxpayers spend more than 20 times as much on the Obamas as British taxpayers spend on the royal family.
#66 Family homelessness in the Washington D.C. region (one of the wealthiest regions in the entire country) has risen 23 percent since the last recession began.
#67 If Bill Gates gave every single penny of his fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover the U.S. budget deficit for about 15 days.
#68 During fiscal year 2012, 62 percent of the federal budget was spent on entitlements.
#69 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.  Today, approximately one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.
#70 It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.
#71 Medicare is also growing by leaps and bounds.  As I wrote about recently, it is being projected that the number of Americans on Medicare will grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.
#72 Thanks to our foolish politicians (including Obama), Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over the next 75 years.  That comes to approximately $328,404 for each and every household in the United States.
#73 Amazingly, the U.S. national debt is now up to 16.3 trillion dollars.  When Barack Obama first took office the national debt was just 10.6 trillion dollars.
#74 During the first four years of the Obama administration, the U.S. government accumulated about as much debt as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office.
#75 Today, the U.S. national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was originally created back in 1913.

Study Confirms Economy destroyed by Liberal Policies beginning with Clinton

Examiner: "A new study from the widely respected National Bureau of Economic Research released this week has confirmed beyond question that the left's race-baiting attacks on the housing market (the Community Reinvestment Act--enacted under Carter, made shockingly more aggressive under Clinton) is directly responsible for imploding the housing market and destroying the economy. Again, let's review: -President Bush went to Congress repeatedly for years warning them that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to destroy the economy (17 times in 2008 alone). Democrats continuously ignored him, shut down his proposals along party lines and continued raiding the institutions for campaign contributions on their way down."



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Order the Third Edition of Remedies: Examples and Explanations at Amazon

A favorite among successful law students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers (December 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1454815507
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454815501

“Fundraising starts up soon after election, filings show”

“Fundraising starts up soon after election, filings show”

Harvard Law Review Publishes My “Fixing Washington” Piece, Lessig’s Reply

Harvard Law Review Publishes My “Fixing Washington” Piece, Lessig’s Reply

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reagan on Gun Control

The Facts about Mass Shootings

I ran across this article this morning from national Review.  Although the Newtown school shooting incident was tragic this is NOT an epidemic as the media and President would lead you to believe.  This event was horrible and reprehensible, but the portrayal of this incident as an epidemic is just plain wrong.  It may even lead to another sociopath copycat.  Let's get the facts straight before we jump to immediate conclusions:

By John Fund

Archive Latest RSS Send
Near the Newtown, Conn., school massacre

A few things you won’t hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre:
Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.
In fact, the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Incidents of mass murder in the U.S. declined from 42 in the 1990s to 26 in the first decade of this century.
The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning.
Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Top medal denied twice to Marine

Steve Sebby, who was a combat photographer following Peralta’s unit that day, told The Times in November that the Pentagon’s own Navy Cross citation seems to confirm Peralta’s heroism. That citation says Peralta “reached out and pulled the grenade to his body.”

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

World Trade Center Almost Finished!!

We may fall down, But we always get back up!! Pic taken 2 days ago!!

Florida about to register one million active conceal-carry permits

Hat tip Ninety Miles Blog At a news conference at the state Capitol Wednesday, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced a fast approaching milestone. “Florida will have one million active conceal weapons licenses next week.” Hitting the million permit mark will mean one out of every 19 people in the state will be armed. 219-thousand of them are seniors and 200-thousand are women, few commit crimes. “Responsible use of these licenses is overwhelmingly the rule and with only .3 percent of licenses having been revoked for inappropriate use, I think the statistics support that,” Putnam said. Florida is about to become the first state in history with one million active conceal-carry permit holders. Read more:

Video: Dennis Miller blasts Obama for not being President of all Americans

Dennis Miller is tired of our divisive president and says that if Obama wants to be president of all Americans that he should stand up and condemn the hateful rhetoric and violence coming from unions, just like he did in his Gabby Giffords speech. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Fantastic Book: Must Read Upcoming Online Symposium on Brandon Garrett’s Convicting the Innocent

posted by
Next week, we will be hosting an online symposium on Brandon Garrett’s Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong (Harvard University Press 2011) (just released in paperback).  When I first approached Brandon about bringing a group together to discuss his ground-breaking work, he suggested that we highlight and discuss three new books that intersect well with the problems he tackles in Convicting the Innocent: Stephanos Bibas’s The Machinery of Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press 2012)Daniel S. Medwed’s Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and its Impact on the Innocent (New York University Press 2012), and Dan Simon’s In Doubt (Harvard University Press 2012).  On Monday, Professor Garrett will kick off the symposium by providing an overview of all four books and their contributions.  That will no doubt spark a conversation about our criminal justice system, including the value of DNA evidence, the black box nature of plea bargains and its troubling implications, prosecutorial misconduct and discretion, cognitive biases affecting juries, among other issues.  Brandon Garrett will be joined by an exciting group of scholars:
Alexandra Natapoff
Steven A. Drizin
Stephanos Bibas
Keith A. Findley
Karen Newirth
Daniel S. Medwed
Dan Simon

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From Redstate: The Latest Liberal Lie.

Friends, Our liberal opponents are at it again. Now they are trying to claim that Indiana Republican senate candidate Richard Mourdock somehow believes God wants women to be raped. Mourdock has responded: "That's not even close to what I said. What I said is that God creates life." But no matter: liberal outlets like The Daily Kos, ThinkProgress and The Huffington Post are all trying to sink Mourdock's candidacy in the 11th-hour and distract from the real issues. It's going to take an immediate, emergency infusion of funds to help Mourdock overcome the last-minute lies of liberal activists. That's why I'm asking you to immediately give $20, $40 or even $80 to the REDSTATE SLATE of candidates, including Richard Mourdock, right now. Other candidates on the REDSTATE SLATE need your help right now. Everything hangs in the balance. Josh Mandel, Republican senate candidate in Ohio, is engaged in the fight of his life to defeat his opponent Sherrod Brown and help Mitt Romney win this make-or-break swing state. A win for Josh Mandel will help cement a win for Mitt Romney and will help us defeat Barack Obama. Can I rely on your support at the level of $50, $25 or even just $15 today? Donate to the REDSTATE SLATE of conservative candidates right away. Need any further convincing? Just spend some time online learning about conservative powerhouse Ted Cruz, Republican senate candidate in Texas, who is also supported by our REDSTATE SLATE fundraiser. We need powerful voices like his in the U.S. Senate as soon as possible. We don't have any time to waste. As I said, everything hangs in the balance. Help tip the scales towards the RIGHT side! Less than two weeks to go, P.S. The REDSTATE SLATE of candidates has been hand-picked to ensure the strongest possible conservative voices represent us in Washington. Please forego eating out once this week and donate the money saved to these critical races today! The future of our country and conservatism hangs in the balance.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This book will change your life! I read it in 2 days.

I had the pleasure of getting Rhonda Byrnes book "The Secret". This is a must read for anybody!! Get it now and read it cover to cover. I did in 2 days.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Idiot Farrakhan Lambastes Romney in Unhinged Rant & Claims American Exceptionalism Is an ‘Exceptional Lie’

Earlier this month, the Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered advice to President Barack Obama during a fiery speech in Charlotte, North Carolina. In a follow-up address entitled, “Guidance for Our President & Our Nation: Part II,” the leader of the Nation of Islam continued his rhetoric, taking aim at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and labeling American exceptionalism an “exceptional lie.” READ MORE

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Redstate Endorses Karen Harrington to Defeat Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Karen Harrington is excited to announce that Redstate's Erick Erickson has endorsed her campaign to defeat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Just before she addressed the 2012 Redstate Gathering, Erickson expressed his support for Karen's campaign. She is in a primary, well, how do I put this diplomatically? She is running in the primary as the person without the rap sheet. She is going to make a very fine member of the United States Congress. Redstate is pleased to support her candidacy, she will make a fine replacement for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. -Erick Erickson, Redstate Redstate joins other conservative organizations like, Susan B. Anthony List, Eagle Forum PAC, She PAC and others, in supporting our efforts to defeat President Obama's most divisive supporter of his failed policies, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Continue reading, Watch the video endorsement... Remember, early voting starts today, August 4th, and lasts until August 11th-Election day is August 14th. Vote Karen Harrington!!! (Early voting sites-Click here) Please support our campaign, donate to FireDebbie! Karen Harrington for Congress To learn more about Karen, please visit In addition, you can visit Help me fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Americans Want Next President to Prioritize Jobs, Corruption

Lowest priorities are taxing wealthy and environmental problems by Jeffrey M. JonesPRINCETON, NJ -- Creating good jobs, reducing corruption in the federal government, and reducing the federal budget deficit score highest when Americans rate 12 issues as priorities for the next president to address. Americans assign much less importance to increasing taxes on wealthy Americans and dealing with environmental concerns. READ MORE

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Must Read: Screw Obama, Why Work at Home Businesses Will Thrive

This article has an answer to anyone that is disgruntled, unemployed or downright concerned about their families furtute and the future of this country. The article I'm sharing below does have a political twist to it, but just read it and contact me if you want to know a simple solution to your current economic plite. I read his blog everyday and I just believe all my readers should read it. It's a nice break from the negativity that is so prevalent on TV and in the news. There is so much concern, negativity, worry amongst everyone I talk to everyday. Obama wants to control every facet of our lives. But I say screw him. There is a better life. I am delighted to share an article from a gentlemen that keeps me going every day, not only in my political life, but my personal life as well. I was also thrilled to be a part of his company invovling the sale of graded Gold and Silver Coins. Check it out: By Ray Higdon If you have ever considered a better lifestyle, one that has you spending more time with your family and less time at the office or with your boss, this post will help you see that work at home businesses are a great idea and exactly why the timing is perfect. Who Would Even Consider a Work From Home Business? I think there are several categories in todays world. Here are a few: 1. The person that has finally realized that the higher you go up the corporate ladder the more they will pay you but also the more they will demand of you. In most cases, it’s paid servitude. 2. The person that realizes that work at home businesses allow YOU to be in control AND with todays tools (social media, blogging, etc) they CAN be successful without being an amazing presenter or trainer. 3. The person that does not have time. This may sound weird as a lot of times that is the biggest objection people have about work at home businesses is they don’t have time, well, if you understand that good work at home businesses pay you RESIDUAL INCOME and your job doesn’t, the person with no time all of a sudden realizes that they will NEVER have time in their life UNLESS they create something that does pay them passive income. Any other categories of people that you think should be looking at a work at home business opportunity? Be sure to comment below. READ FURTHER:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What you will never hear from Obama or Romney, this will shock you!!

 Money supply explosion will lead to accelerating inflation!!!

This is the time of year when City pundits produce their forecasts for the forthcoming year. Historically there has been little point to this exercise. Instead, here is the one chart which defines the background to all events in the coming years. It is the Mises Institute's True Money Supply (TMS) for the US dollar. TMS consists of cash, checking accounts and no-notice deposit accounts, as well as a few other minor cash balances. It represents the actual cash and electronic cash in the system that is instantly available for purchases of goods and services, and the chart goes back to 1959.
Money supply

The dotted line is the exponential growth trend, in other words the maximum rate of growth that can continue for ever. This trend was valid until mid-2002, since when TMS has accelerated at a faster rate, telling us that TMS growth entered a hyperbolic phase when the Fed eased rates in the wake of the dot-com collapse. Put another way TMS is already hyperinflationary.

Bear in mind that economists are now telling central banks to accelerate monetary growth even faster to offset the tendency for bank credit to contract. They see no other way to avoid a bank balance sheet implosion with all the deflationary consequences that implies. So the prospects for 2012 and thereafter are for TMS to continue its hyperbolic trend, and incidentally supply funds for a government deficit completely out of control. Also bear in mind that when such a trend becomes established it becomes almost impossible to stop, since the whole debt-based economy and the banking system would collapse.

The second chart shows gold’s established hyperbolic course. This chart was put together by Armand Koolen, a Dutch physicist, after reading James Turk’s and my writings on gold and economics. In Koolen’s words, the hyperbola fits in with the official gold price in the early 1900s, the revaluation to $35 in 1934, the onset of the secular bull market in 2001, the bottom in October 2008 and its approximate track since then.
Gold price chart, 1900-2011

His discovery is interesting. Singularity for this curve, or the point where the gold price goes to theoretical infinity, is in February 2014, only 26 months away. Unless this long-term trend is somehow broken, gold is also telling us the dollar is heading for hyperinflation.

It would be a mistake to vest magical powers in such an extraordinary discovery, but given TMS itself is showing signs of going hyperbolic we must sit up and take notice. And we know how difficult it is to stop printing money at an accelerating rate: after all, the ECB’s reluctance to do so is threatening to collapse the eurozone. Will the Fed pull the trigger on the US economy or chicken out? The answer is clear.

So in 2012 we can expect a further escalation of money-printing. This being so, it will be followed by unexpected and accelerating price inflation. Nominal interest rates will then rise at the market’s behest, bringing a sovereign debt crisis for the dollar with it as the cost of borrowing for the government escalates.
And the world is on a dollar standard, which is why the chart of TMS tells us all we need to know about 2012.

Cell Phone Corporations Help Government and Law Enforcement Spy On You

By Susanne Posel
July 12, 2012
Your wireless company is tracking you with GPS, recording your phone calls and text messages . . . and they are selling the information they collect to other corporations, nations, governments – anyone willing to pay for the data.
The US government is one of the wireless corporation’s biggest clients. They are collecting yotabytes of data from multiple sources on all American citizens.
Congressman Ed Markey complied a report wherein information from numerous cell phone corporations that showed just how much data law enforcement receives from prominent cell phone carriers.
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile were requested to hand over personal client data to federal agencies and local law enforcement at an alarming rate.
  • 1.3 million = total number of law enforcement requests for “text messages, caller locations and other information in the course of investigations.”
  • 116 = average number of requests the tiny Cricket fields each day.
  • 700 = average number of requests AT&T fields each day.
  • 1,500 = average number of requests Sprint fields each day.
  • $8.3 million = the total amount in bills that AT&T sent to law enforcement and government agencies to comply with their requests. (That was up from $2.8 million in 2007.)

From PJ Media: Is Obama a Socialist? An Answer to Milos Forman

Just when I thought I had made a convincing argument that Obama was a politician whose outlook is akin to that of Europe’s left-wing social democrats and that the modern Democratic Party is the equivalent of Europe’s social-democratic parties, along comes director Milos Forman to argue the opposite in the op-ed pages of the New York Times.

Forman, most well-known in this country as the director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, is a Czech émigré who lived in Czechoslovakia from 1932 until 1968, thereby gaining first-hand experience of both Nazi and communist totalitarianism’s opposition to freedom. He presents vivid anecdotes of what it was like to experience the jackboot of the secret police in his native land. He knows first-hand its horrors. Even TV interviews, he learned, had to be scripted, when one was interviewing a leader of the Communist Party or the state.

Read More from PJ Media

Campaign roundup for Marion County Florida

Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:46 p.m.
Candidate forum set for sheriff, County Commission
Marion County Farm Bureau will host a candidate forum for all County Commission and sheriff candidates at 6:30 p.m. on July 26 at the Marion County Extension Auditorium, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala.
All Marion County residents are invited. Questions will focus primarily on agricultural issues.
Firefighters union, FOP endorse Blair for sheriff
The Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Florida Professional Firefighters have both endorsed Chris Blair for Marion County sheriff.
Citing Blair’s 35 years of law enforcement experience, the Fraternal Order of Police expressed confidence in a statement that Blair will lead the Marion County Sheriff’s Office “with confidence and integrity.
“He will bring focus and solid leadership for all the citizens of Marion County who demand quality law enforcement services,” said the statement, penned by James W. Preston, president of the FOP.
Blair also picked up the endorsement of the Florida Professional Firefighters union.
“We believe that you will honorably serve the citizens of Marion County and the interests of the men and women employed in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services, who have made the protection of life and property their life’s work,” wrote Gary Rainey, president and CEO of the organization.
Family group, Bachmann, Paul Ryan endorse Stearns
The Family Research Council Action PAC endorsed Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District on July 3. 
Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action, issued the following statement about Stearns:
“Congressman Cliff Stearns is a leading advocate for the family and the unborn in Congress. We are particularly encouraged by Representative Stearns’ willingness to fight for the unborn by opening a congressional investigation into the illicit activities of Planned Parenthood. We will continue to work with Congressman Stearns as he exposes the truth about this organization.”
Stearns also picked up the endorsements of two high-profile members of Congress, Michelle Bachmann, R-Minnesota, and Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin.
“Cliff Stearns was one of the first members from Florida to embrace the tea party, speaking at our rallies in D.C. and in Florida,” Bachmann said in a statement. “He is steadfast in supporting the tea party agenda and I endorse his election in Congressional District 3.”
Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, was equally enthusiastic in his support of Stearns.
“Cliff Stearns supported my budget in every session of Congress and believes in balancing our budget and restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington. I’m proud to endorse Cliff Stearns for election in Congressional District 3.”
Sept. 11 support group comes out for Jett
Third Congressional District candidate James Jett recently received the endorsement of a foundation that supports police, firefighters and other first responders who were injured as a direct result of their rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts at the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
John Feal, who runs the Fealgood Foundation, made the endorsement in a YouTube video saying, “Jett is a far better choice than Rep. Cliff Stearns,” another candidate for the newly drawn, open seat. While throwing his support to Jett, Feal also delivered a strong rebuke to Stearns of Ocala, who crafted legislation that requires the names of police officers, construction workers, firefighters and other personnel who are eligible for the health benefits be run through a terrorism watch list.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...