This morning, President Obama nominated Robert Holleyman as deputy U.S. trade representative. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Holleyman will help lead the effort to pass the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
As part of a settlement to a federal civil rights case, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will be instituting a new policy prohibiting police officers from interfering with civilians who are recording their actions.
The policy change was included in a settlement agreement with Indianapolis resident Willie King who was arrested in February 2011 after he used his cellphone to videotape police officers arresting another man. King was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
King claimed the city and the officers violated his First, Fourth and 14th amendment rights. In addition, he asserted the IMPD used excessive force against him and that he was a victim of false arrest and malicious prosecution.
On Saturday, the day after President Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made a statement. As per his usual self, McCain made sure to undermine the President regarding his foreign policy strategy. At the same time, he pushed for the US to commit to sending troops into Ukraine and confronting Russia directly.
Below is McCain’s full statement:
One Ounce Silver Eagles outsell One Ounce Gold Eagles 170.45 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in February
The Gold/Silver Ratio was 68.22/1 in January up from 64.98 in January
U.S. Mint Continues 2014 with Strong Sales of Physical Silver Bullion in February
Gold sales slump from January levels
-U.S. Mint sells 3,750,00 one ounce Silver Eagles and 22,000 one ounce Gold Eagles.
The team stresses the importance of free and equal elections, and takes our elected officials to task on passage of Pennsylvania’s SB195, the Voters’ Choice Act. Lou calls out Budweiser on their hypocrisy in supporting the troops fighting for democracy abroad, yet they sponsor the Presidential Debate Commission, a private entity, that actively locks out third parties from the debates.
The comments section to this news story irritated me because it really highlights the stupidity of the general masses. The Boston bomber suspect has already been convicted in the court of public opinion, and every other comment is advocating for execution without even a trial.
This is troubling for a few reasons. First of all how do people think that they are morally superior to the "enemy" when they want to call for blood like common animals, and deny due process of law? They seem to enjoy the little satanic thrill of the prospect of a blood sacrifice.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Rand Paul says Bill Clinton's sexual history makes him a bad ambassador for women's rights. He has a point.
By Charlotte Alter
Feb. 25, 2014
Lie down with the Big Dog, get up with fleas; that’s Rand Paul’s rhetorical antidote to the liberal “War on Women” rallying cry.
The Kentucky Republican keeps complaining that Bill Clinton’s handsy history makes him a hypocritical ambassador for a Democratic party that counts on women’s issues to give it a political edge. Paul amped up his criticism on the eve of Clinton’s visit to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign for a Democratic senatorial candidate. If Paul’s attempts to revive Clinton’s unsavory past gain traction, this tactic could become part of an “I’m rubber, you’re glue” media strategy for a party looking to undermine the idea that Republicans are the ones with a “woman problem.”
HB733 Would Virtually Nullify All Federal Gun Laws
The Second Amendment Preservation Act has been killed in Tallahassee. In a nasty letter to grassroots supporters the bill sponsors blamed YOU for their decision to withdraw this urgently needed bill to protect your gun rights from Barack Obama’s anti-gun agenda.
Please call the following State Representatives and urge them to apologize for back-stabbing gun owners and withdrawing HB-733:
Good news for Lee Bright (or Nancy Mace).
Lindsey Graham’s reelection chances are looking slim
Mortgage applications dropped to a twenty year low yet the media insists on using the term “recovery” to describe the housing market. People are getting fired by the thousands in the mortgage sector, mortgage applications are down to 20 year low, there are consistently 350K unemployment claims each week and yet the recovery story persists and the stock market roars to new highs.
Do you agree with John Paul Stevens or Ben Swann on this one?
"Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wants to add wording to the second amendment. Wording that would drastically change its meaning. The big question… is Stevens right when he claims that the founders and framers did not believe in the right to personal protection. Ben explores that question in this video."
The scope of the collapse of what once was the world's largest bitcoin exchange took shape Friday when MtGox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan, saying it had lost track of nearly $480 million worth of the virtual currency.
"Wearing a suit instead of his customary T-shirt," , MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles "bowed in contrition and apologized in Japanese at a news conference at the Tokyo District Court, blaming his firm's collapse on a 'weakness in our system,' but predicting that bitcoin would continue to grow."
Edward Snowden’s leaked documents are the gift that keeps on giving. The latest revelation in the ongoing saga has revealed that spooks in United Kingdom’s GCHQ domestic spying agency were taking millions of pictures every year. The agency photographed both of US and UK citizens without consent and without knowledge of those being photographed, during their private webchats over Yahoo.
Imagine sliding out of bed on a cold February morning. You slip on a warm jacket and step outside into the bitter cold morning to grab the mail. You open the door and trek to the mailbox, barely noticing a fresh coating of snow.