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Health Coverage to End Without Proof of Citizenship or Legal Residency

Health Coverage to End Without Proof of Citizenship or Legal Residency

Obama Administration Gives Applicants Until Sept. 5 to Submit Documentation

Aug. 12, 2014 3:06 p.m. ET

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to cut off health insurance for up to 310,000 people who signed up through the HealthCare.gov system unless they can provide documents in the next few weeks showing they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.

6 votes

Study: You Have 'Near-Zero' Impact on U.S. Policy

by Wynton Hall | 12 Aug 2014

A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."

The startling study, titled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens," is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here.

Noted American University Historian Allan J. Lichtman, who highlighted the piece in a Tuesday article published in The Hill, calls Gilens and Page's research "shattering" and says their scholarship "should be a loud wake-up call to the vast majority of Americans who are bypassed by their government."

1 vote

Rand Paul: Not Completely Opposed to Iraq Bombing

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 8/12/14 | Politico

After remaining quiet about recent U.S military action in Iraq, Sen. Rand Paul, whose foreign policy views have ignited a debate within the Republican Party, says he has “mixed feelings” about the American airstrikes.

The Kentucky Republican, who has come under fire within the GOP for what has been called his isolationist approach, noted that many supporters of strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants also called for airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime last year.

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California May Break Environmental Rules For Tesla

California lawmakers are considering waiving a more than four decade old environmental statute as they attempt to entice Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 Billion dollar battery factory in the state. The plan is being negotiated in the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. In addition to granting Tesla a waiver that would exempt the company from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the governor’s sales pitch also includes tax breaks that could be worth as much as $500 million (10% of the project total cost.)

6 votes

Japan's GDP Drops 6.8%


Japan’s economy contracted the most since the record earthquake three years ago as consumption and investment plunged after an April sales-tax increase aimed at curbing the world’s biggest debt burden.

Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 6.8 percent in the three months through June, the Cabinet Office said. That was less than the median estimate of 37 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News for a 7 percent drop. Unadjusted for price changes, GDP declined 0.4 percent.

10 votes

Rand Paul Parties with Alec Baldwin

By Richard Johnson | NY Post

The biggest surprise among the intellectual elite at the East Hampton Library fund-raiser — co-sponsored by liberal Alec Baldwin — on Saturday afternoon was the conservative triumvirate of Rand Paul, Bill O’Reilly and George Pataki, who all showed up as guests.

While Hillary Clinton was at a fund-raiser for the Clinton Foundation in nearby Water Mill, collecting up to $50,000 per couple, Sen. Paul (R-Ky.) was schmoozing for free and getting tips on where to go in Montauk for a lobster roll.

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Is This Stock Market Decline the Real Deal?

Charles Hugh Smith | August 7, 2014)

Bulls must explain why their rationalizations don’t mark this as the top of an asset bubble.

Is this stock market decline the "real deal"--the start of a serious correction of 10% or more--or is it just another garden-variety dip in the long-running Bull market? Let’s start by looking for extremes that tend to mark the tops in Bull markets.

Extremes Eventually Revert to the Mean

14 votes

Robin Williams chose suicide.

Matt Walsh writes a brilliant article bringing the reality of suicide back on track. Please take the time to read the entire article before posting your disagreement or agreement.

If you are thinking about suicide, don’t keep it inside. Tell someone.

Never give up the fight.

There is always hope.

Read more at http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/08/12/robin-williams-didnt-...

24 votes

Pics: The Terrifying Result Of The Militarization Of Police

by Paul Szoldra | August 12, 2014
Business Insider

While serving as a U.S. Marine on patrol in Afghanistan, we wore desert camouflage to blend in with our surroundings, carried rifles to shoot back when under enemy attack, and drove around in armored vehicles to ward off roadside bombs.

We looked intimidating, but all of our vehicles and equipment had a clear purpose for combat against enemy forces. So why is this same gear being used on our city streets?

On Saturday, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man. In the days that have followed, the town with a population of about 21,000 has seen massive protests in response to the shooting, as some witnesses said Brown had his hands up when he was killed.

4 votes

WND Exclusive - Pat Buchanan: Hillary Would Beat Romney In 2016

WND EXCLUSIVE - Pat Buchanan: Hillary Would Beat Romney In 2016

But she must please progressive base while distancing from Obama

16 Hours Ago

NEW YORK – Amid rumblings of another Mitt Romney run for the White House, author and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan is advising the GOP to avoid nominating the first two-time loser since Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson lost to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and again in 1956.

4 votes

BenSwann.Com - 6 Reasons To Question and Investigate 9/11 on the 13th Anniversary

BenSwann.Com - 6 Reasons To Question and Investigate 9/11 on the 13th Anniversary

8 votes

The REAL Reason for New U.S. and French Military Involvement In Iraq

The REAL Reason for New U.S. and French Military Involvement In Iraq
Why We’re Bombing to Protect Erbil

Why are the U.S. and France deploying military force in Iraq now?

Well, ISIS captured some key oil fields in the Kurdish region of Iraq on August 3rd.

Mere days later, the U.S. started bombing ISIS.

And the strikes were targeted in protecting oil resources.

5 votes

‘Kill Switch’ Smart Phone Bill Passes In California

‘Kill Switch’ Smart Phone Bill Passes In California

All phones sold in the State will be mandated to integrate controversial technology


Legislation introduced to the Californian Senate earlier this year mandating ‘kill switches’ on all smart phones has been passed and sent to the Governor’s desk for approval.

1 vote

Israeli Genocide and Its Willing Accomplices

Israel - The War Criminals: Who are They & What are their Crimes


10 votes

Is libertarianism a fantasy?

Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times and all around coercion-loving madman, wrote an op-ed in the NYT yesterday where he mocked libertarianism as a “foolish fantasy.” Krugman pulled out a few common strawman arguments in order to fortify his position as a believer that governments can only work when they operate without the consent of the people they govern.

Krugman used government regulations on phosphorus that are intended to prevent water contamination as an example that he claims proves unequivocally the need for intrusive, coercive government.

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