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18 votes

Little Girl's Sign:Honk if I'm paying your mortgage

Rarely can the economics behind deficits, debt, and socialism be expressed in so few words. This girl nails it:



23 votes

WHOA! Former Al-Qaeda Commander: ISIS Works For The CIA (VIDEO)

WHOA! Former Al-Qaeda Commander: ISIS Works For The CIA (VIDEO)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEuJ5v3AbJg

Jihadist groups part of "Clean Break" plan to balkanize Middle East


Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA.

20 votes

Rick Perry slams Rand Paul's 'isolationist policies' in Washington Post op-ed

Isolationist policies make the threat of terrorism even greater

By Rick Perry
July 11 at 8:01 PM

As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism. Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction. Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further.

That’s why it’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq. The main problem with this argument is that it means ignoring the profound threat that the group now calling itself the Islamic State poses to the United States and the world.

10 votes

Cops Use Traffic Stops To Seize Millions From Drivers Never Charged With A Crime

Cops Use Traffic Stops To Seize Millions From Drivers Never Charged With A Crime

Nick Sibilla Nick Sibilla , Contributor

License, registration—and your cash.

A deputy for the Humboldt County’s Sheriff Office in rural Nevada has been accused of confiscating over $60,000 from drivers who were never charged with a crime. These cash seizures are now the subject of two federal lawsuits and are the latest to spotlight a little-known police practice called civil forfeiture.

23 votes

Quotes by John Zogby about Frontrunner Rand Paul:

Quotes by John Zogby about Frontrunner Rand Paul:

"This is the first time a GOP candidate has reached 20% in a crowded field and the first time a Zogby poll has shown someone emerging a bit from the pack."

"Rand Paul appears to do well among all sub-groups, notably men, voters 30-64 years olds, self-identified Republicans, independents, and conservatives, and moderates. He also leads among Protestants and Born Again/Evangelical GOP voters."

27 votes

Rand Paul op-ed: Give kids a second chance after drug crime

by Rand Paul
July 11, 2014

A friend of mine's brother was convicted of a felony for growing marijuana plants in his college dorm. Thirty years later he still can't vote and his felony record prevents him from getting a good job.

Because of his story and others like it, I introduced bipartisan legislation to restore federal voting rights for non-violent offenders upon release from prison.

6 votes

TSA Allowing Illegals To Fly Without Verifiable Id, Says Border Patrol Union

by BRANDON DARBY | Breitbart | 11 Jul 2014

MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.

23 votes

Rand Paul’s bipartisan strategy is working

by Andrew Prokop
July 11, 2014, 10:50 a.m. ET

On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released a proposal for a wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill — authored with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). The response focused as much on the coauthors as it did on the bill, with commentators marveling at the bipartisan "bromance" between the two men.

0 votes

First Lady Of Guatemala: Illegal Immigrants NOT Refugees Escaping Violence

First Lady Of Guatemala: Illegal Immigrants NOT Refugees Escaping Violence

Entering U.S. to be united with families, not escape conflict as U.N. insists


Rosa Leal de Pérez, the first lady of Guatemala, believes the influx of illegal immigrant children into the United States has nothing to do with violence.

3 votes

Rep Grayson to Clapper: Did US Intelligence Agencies Spy on American Muslims?

Grayson’s letter to Clapper is concise and simple. He wrote, “The Intercept reported that agencies under your purview spied on five Muslim-Americans: Faisal Gill, Asim Ghafoor, Hooshang Amirahmadi, Agha Saeed, and Nihad Awad.”

“Did the intelligence community spy on these five people? If so, why?” Grayson asked.

It would appear that Grayson is the first member of Congress to send a letter demanding more information on why these five individuals were targeted.

0 votes

Harry Reid's Sportsmen’s bill Defeated after he refuses to allow amendments

Reid, who Tuesday stated he would allow amendments, subsequently backpedaled and “filled the tree” on the bill, a parliamentary procedure in which he refused all amendment branches to the trunk of the act itself. Since the bill was subject to a pending anti-filibuster vote in cloture, it needed three-fifths of the full Senate (60 votes) to pass, and sufficient support was not available.

-20 votes

Hamas Has Committed Nuclear Terrorism! Are They Insane!?

How in the world does targeting a nuclear reactor anywhere in the Middle East help anyone?

The terrorist group Hamas claimed late Wednesday that it attempted to target Israel's nuclear reactor in the desert town of Dimona by firing three long-range M-75 rockets at the facility. One of the rockets was destroyed in mid-flight by Israel's Iron Dome system, and two fell harmlessly in the rocky Negev. However, merely by targeting the nuclear facility, Hamas has committed nuclear terrorism, according to United Nations treaties.

15 votes

Gearing up for another draft?

I came across this on Fox news this morning. I decided to post it because it is a bit concerning.

Not because they want 100 yr olds going into battle (I can see the market for all-terrain walkers soaring) but because they making preparations for another draft. Or at least that's the way it seems to me. Does anyone have another explanation of this besides they are gearing up to draft people for war?

'We're really sorry': US sends 14,000 draft notices to men born in 1800s


7 votes

Appropriations for Energy and Water development

Rep. Michael Simpson out of Idaho, introduced the "Energy and Water development Appropriations on the 20th of June. This is where the Army Corps of Engineers, along with others, will get some of their funding for the next fiscal year.

A few examples would be:

Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, $1,789,000,000

Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Research and Development, $593,000,000

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers-Civil, construction, $1,704,499,000

National Nuclear Security Administration, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, $1,592,156,000

6 votes

No funding to the Institute of Peace

A bill is now making it's way through the gridlock of Congress courtesy of Rep. Matt Salmon that will prohibit funds for being used for the Institute of Peace. What is the Institute of Peace, you ask? Well, I'll tell you.

According the their website (www.usip.org):

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