Source: Senate GOP Refuses to Strategize Against Obama
By Joel Gehrke
December 2, 2014 5:55 PM
Senate Republicans had no appetite for discussing how to thwart President Obama’s executive orders on immigration during the conference’s weekly lunch, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Senator David Vitter (R., La.) tried to broach the topic, but were ignored.
Sessions: House GOP Is On the Verge Of Breaking 2014 Campaign Promises
By Joel Gehrke
December 2, 2014 4:38 PM
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obama’s administrative amnesty, judging by the legislative text currently being circulated.
I love it when they start eating their own: With Its Gold "Vaporized", A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central BankersSubmitted by Johny-Boy on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:48
'As reported two weeks ago, following a stunning announcement by the head of Ukraine's central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, on primetime TV we learned that (virtually) all of Ukraine's gold was gone, or - in the parlance of Jon Corzine - had "vaporized."
Fascinating interview with UKIP's chairman!
"The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) might right now be the world’s most electorally successful libertarian-leaning party. I speak to its chairman on how they’ve done this.
Every American liberty activist needs to listen to this. The chairman of Nigel Farage’s party tells us how it’s done." Mr. Blue Republican Robin Koerner
From 2000-2013 the rise in the price of gold closely matched the rise in the level of US debt. Since ealry 2013 that correlation has been broken.
US debt is still rising but the price of gold is falling.
Does gold have some catching up to do?
Here’s another doozy from TV’s up-failing King of Bad Predictions: This Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Bill Kristol declared that Rand Paul would get less votes than Ron Paul did in the 2012 Republican primaries.
Asked for his reaction to a Facebook survey showing 57% “favorable interactions” with the libertarian-leaning Sen. Paul (R-KY), Kristol said:
I think Rand Paul is totally overrated as a 2016 possibility. The media loves him because he takes a couple of liberal views, publicizes them in an incoherent way. I predict Rand Paul will get fewer votes than his father got in 2012.
The elder Paul, who was considered a long-shot from day one, received 2,095,795 primary votes (~11%) in 2012. It would be tough for Rand Paul not to surpass his father’s vote count, but, hey, Kristol could end up being correct — a broken clock is right twice a day, etc., etc. And politics is a very unpredictable business (as Kristol knows well).
Video (discussion on Rand at 7:00):
The Retail Apocalypse Accelerates: Collapsing Holiday Sales Are A Signal That A Recession Is Coming
By Michael Snyder, on December 1st, 2014
Dostoyevsky on Why There Are No Bad People
By: Maria Popova
“A true friend of mankind whose heart has but once quivered in compassion over the sufferings of the people, will understand and forgive all the impassable alluvial filth in which they are submerged, and will be able to discover the diamonds in the filth.”
List of Patriot Groups and Patriotic Political Parties in the United States as listed by the socialist Southern Poverty Law Center - SPLC
Growing daily. How nice of them to notice....
American Patriot Party.CC
Silver continues to be the choice over gold for the retail investor. The Perth Mint sales mirrored US Mint sales in reporting an increase in silver coin sales while reporting a decrease in gold coin sales in November.
If you had $150 to spend on gold or silver would you buy a 1/10 ounce Gold Eagle coin (approx. $140) or eight one ounce silver rounds (approx. $150)?
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence.
He told the BBC:"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."
His warning came in response to a question about a revamp of the technology he uses to communicate, which involves a basic form of AI.
Edward Snowden Is Going to the Oscars: CitizenFour Wins Second Award of the Day
“CitizenFour” just won the Gotham Award for best documentary, just hours after winning the New York Film Critics Award.
The doc about Edward Snowden by Laura Poitras has made $1.5 million at the box office. Now it’s sweeping awards season. Maybe Snowden will be persuaded to leave Moscow and appear at the Oscars.
Open Full Article at link along with embedded video that DP wouldn't embed properly.
A Buffalo cop facing two years in prison for kicking a man in handcuffs in an incident captured on video was handed probation today on the condition that he will serve as a role model for other officers inclined to beat citizens.
John Cirulli also threatened to arrest the man who had video recorded the incident if he did not delete the footage, but that tidbit apparently wasn’t part of the charges the 31-year-old was facing.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency kept a close eye on "civil unrest" in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days immediately following the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to records obtained by The Huffington Post.
FEMA's regional watch center compiled near-daily reports from open sources like news accounts, social media and, in one case, a map created by a user of the popular website Reddit. They demonstrate federal authorities' intense interest in the Ferguson protests despite the lack of local requests for FEMA assistance.