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33 votes

Update: Fox News Spin: Rand Wins CPAC, but the REAL News is Walker's 2nd Place; ABC Version of the Spin

The Real News is not Rand's victory of the CPAC Straw Poll, but Walker's 2nd Place. Also Cruz's 3rd Place seems to be more important than Rand winning 3 in the row.

ABC's Version of the Spin

11 votes

Homan Square: CIA-style Domestic Black Site in Chicago

More from Al Jazeera:

The Chicago Police Department is under intense scrutiny this week, as local lawyers say the city’s police officers routinely use a building on Chicago’s west side to conduct interrogations outside of established police department guidelines and its own directive ensuring that suspects have access to counsel.

Known as Homan Square, the building houses several police units that conduct sensitive police work and undercover investigations, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

33 votes

More Lois Lerner Emails Recovered: ‘No One Will Ever Believe That Both Your Hard Drive and Mine Crashed Within a Week’

Posted on Feb. 26, 2015 by Jason Howerton

EXCERPT: In one of the new emails, Lerner apparently wrote, “No one will ever believe that both your hard drive and mine crashed within a week of each other.”

68 votes

Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC Straw poll!

25.7 Sen. Rand Paul
21.4 Gov. Scott Walker
11.5 Sen. Ted Cruz
11.4 Dr. Ben Carson
8.3 Former Gov. Jeb Bush
4.3 Former Sen. Rick Santorum
3.7 Sen. Marco Rubio
3.5 Donald Trump
3.0 Carly Fiorina
2.8 Gov. Chris Christie
1.1 Former Gov. Rick Perry
0.9 Gov. Bobby Jindal
0.8 Former Gov. Sarah Palin
0.3 Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
0.3 Former Ambassador John Bolton
0.1 Sen. Lindsey Graham

7 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 3/2/15: Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For? (VIDEO)


Written By Ron Paul
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.

Despite the heated rhetoric from both sides, no one seriously believes that Congress will allow Homeland Security funding to lapse. Most in Congress believe that, without the Department of Homeland Security, Americans would be left unprotected from terrorists and natural disasters. As with most areas of bipartisan agreement, the truth is the exact opposite of the DC consensus. The American people would be much better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by Homeland Security to other parts of the government and then shut down the rest of the department.

Many Americans associate Homeland Security with the color–coded terrorist warning system and the “if you see something, say something" public relations campaign. These programs were designed to inspire public confidence in the department, but instead they inspired public ridicule.

14 votes

Whom should I release?

So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them,
-“Whom do you want me to release for you?"
The people shouted:
-Barabbas, the thief!

And after 2,000 years the people continue to elect the thieves...

12 votes

Vaccines - a letter of support and vindication for those advocating parental choice!

The above article was published this morning in the same newspaper as was mine back on February 11th. I have submitted a letter of response to a fellow citizen's calls of conspiracy at my advocating for parental choice. I will post the published response as soon as it is available, but I wanted to share what my local community is reading much more about today due to our willingness to simply bring it into the public conversation.

Peace and Love always.

9 votes

Kerry begging and whining for more money to counter Russia Today

Kerry basicly admits that the US is losing the information war, most prominantly to RT, which has a bigger online audiance than CNN and the BBC combined.

And.....he wants more money. YOUR money that is!

RT's Anissa Naouai has an excellent analysis about Kerry's recent remarks:

They seem to have an obsession with RT these days, and RT in turn slaps them right back in their ugly faces every single time.

8 votes

US Official Terrorists!

If you haven't seen this yet, I felt it would definitely draw some attention, if for nothing more than the fact that US officials are being called terrorists by foreign officials, as per definition they should be called.

7 votes

The 2 most realistic CPAC speeches so far, imho, have come from none other than...

the only 2 TV 'reality' show host! The irony, for me, was palatable :

CPAC is nothing if not mostly, politicians practicing their oratory in front of the choir, or Sean Hannity trying to regain his popularity ratings by assuaging questions for his neocon promoters. (Note: He rarely asked for 'specifics' in his rarely asked follow-up questions ...except on ISIS. duh.)
ONE: 'State of the Union' by Phil Robertson, creator of 'Duck Dynasty'. Powerful - no matter your religious affiliations or the lack thereof:

TWO: The Donald.

14 votes

Fukushima Has Been Leaking Massive Radioactive Water Since May, But Tepco Didn't Tell Anyone

From what I can gather, the facility has never completely stopped dumping radioactive water into the ocean, but this latest update indicates there has been 50-70% MORE radioactive water pouring directly into the ocean than what had previously been acknowledged. I stopped eating seafood from the gulf of Mexico shortly after the BP oil spill and completely stopped eating any and all seafood in 2012 when it was reported that nearly all tuna caught off the coast of Califorina and tested showed signs of fukushima radiation. Amazing that this doesn't get more media coverage.

The fallout from the Fukushima disaster is far from over. The operator of the crippled nuclear power plant announced Sunday that sensors in its drainage system had detected a leak of contaminated water 50 to 70 times more radioactive than radioactivity levels already seen on its campus—which the AFP points out were already quite high.

The drainage system discharges water into a nearby bay, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The operating company, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), said it shut down a gutter to prevent the contaminated water from reaching the Pacific on Sunday morning. The radiation levels dropped off steadily throughout the day, but were still 10 to 20 times higher than usual later in the day.

Yet more bad news surfaced just days later: On Tuesday, Tepco announced it had detected elevated levels of radiation in rainwater pooling on the roof of a plant building back in May, but had failed to disclose the finding until now, according to NBC News. The radioactive water had likely leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained, Tepco announced.

21 votes

Boehner Allies Sweating Over Potential Loss of Speakership

Though most are doubtful it will occur, the Republicans in the House revealed a house divided with the no-confidence vote on the Homeland Security battle. Conservatives and Democrats united to prevent the HS bill from passing. Boehner's battles just will become more intense in the next few weeks, including such money battles as the debt ceiling, budget allocations, tax increases and spending cuts.

Democrats are none too happy with Boehner either, since he promised them vote on a 'clean bill', OTOH, some Democrats are not happy with Pelosi, either, calling promised deal 'a thin reed'.

11 votes

CPAC is making me sick from a very long distance

A noisome cesspool of filthy little liars we know too well from our experience.


I don't have to watch this crap, I can smell if from here.

13 votes

The crisis is in two days. You have only $1,500 and nothing else. What do you get?

Tax returns are coming back so a lot of the paycheck to paycheck folks are getting some money for the first time in awhile. Let's say someone doesn't have much of anything outside a decent shelter near a water source and they want to be more prepared.

With $1,500 what would you suggest that they get first if you suspected that a crisis was going to occur in a month. Be as elaborate as you want. A lot of folks don't know where to start really. Thanks for the input!