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Family Ordered to Dismantle Make-a-Wish Playground Set For Special Needs Child

Another day, another insane story of government overreach, this time at the local level. CBS Los Angeles has a report on how the City of Santa Fe is attempting to get between a special needs child and her Make-a-Wish gift:

A family say they feel unfairly targeted by the city of Sante Fe Springs after they were told they had to dismantle a backyard playground that means the world to their special needs child.

26 votes

Rand Paul meets with black leaders in Ferguson

By JAMES HOHMANN | 10/10/14 11:12 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. — With racial tensions flaring anew on the heels of another police shooting of a young African-American man, Republican Sen. Rand Paul came here Friday for a “listening session” with local black leaders.

7 votes

Bar Patron Thwarts Robbery By Fatally Shooting Two Robbers

Two employees at a bar in north Harris County by Houston, TX must be very thankful that one of their customers was packing heat last weekend.

About 2:30 am Saturday morning a bartender and waitress were cleaning-up to close the Houston area bar when four armed men burst through the doors. Two of the men proceeded into the bar area and demanded everyone get down on the floor. The other two armed robbers lingered by the door.

36 votes

Do you think third party candidates should be included in debates?

DP,

I know quite a few in the community refuse to have Facebook accounts, but I came across this poll/question posted by Lex 18 (Lexington, Ky News Station) this morning in my news feed:

https://www.facebook.com/lex18/posts/10152806294388447?comme...

Simple question regarding the Kentucky Senate Race- Do you think third party candidates should be included in debates? The comment section is essentially 100% for inclusion of David Patterson, our Libertarian Candidate for Senate here in Ky.

I just figured I'd share this with you all. I know it's difficult to remain optimistic at times, but this definitely put a smile on my face.

This is also my first post, so take it easy on me!

15 votes

Ebola: 1,700 people vs 65% of the world's population

65% of the world's population will die of a chronic disease. 1700 people have died from Ebola

Cartoon from Sac Bee

PS worth watching

10 votes

John Whitehead:Resistance is not futile. (A How-to Article)

“Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet

Whitehead discusses some cases that proved the police sometimes are not there to serve or protect anyone, just to defend their own power. They have become militarized, and the 'enemy -combatant' status of the citizen has become de-facto, though not de-jure.

Knowing your basic rights is essential in resisting unjust police action, but not sufficient: for what is....

7 votes

Water Hogs & Hypocrites

A Riverside City Council member pumped more than 1 million gallons of water per year on his lawn using enough water to supply 8 households - more than any other top water official in the state.

Another Board of Public Utilities member used enough water to supply 6 households - and then won a $10,000 Waterwise Landscape Makeover contest.

10 votes

US military begins constructing clinics surrounded by razor wire to house dying Ebola victims

What construction plan do you think they took "off the self"? They are called O-Plans for short (Operational Plans) and can be taken off the self at a moments notice for any contingency.

The military doesn't just show up, look around for a while and then start brain storming about what kind of camp would work best. They already have O-Plans to execute and real world experience helps refine the plans constantly.

20 votes

Michael Scheuer on The Tom Woods Show

The Bipartisan Foreign Policy Is a Failure - October 09, 2014

Michael Scheuer, former director of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit, explains why U.S. foreign policy plays into the hands of ISIS. Check our Scheuer's books, among them Imperial Hubris and Osama bin Laden.

http://www.schiffradio.com/pg/jsp/verticals/archive.jsp?disp...

3 votes

Pat Buchanan: Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.”

With this citation from Madison, Cong. Walter Jones is calling for a debate and decision on whether America should go to war in Syria and Iraq, when Congress reconvenes after Nov. 4.

Last week’s events make Jones’ request a national imperative.

For former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says we are heading into a “30-year war” against the Islamic State and the emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere.

2 votes

Understanding Medical Tyranny

*Within the last decade medical professional practice has become a major threat to health. Depression, infection, disability, dysfunction, and other specific iatrogenic diseases now cause more suffering than all accidents from traffic or industry. Beyond this, medical practice sponsors sickness by the reinforcement of a morbid society which not only industrially preserves its defectives but breeds the therapist’s client in a cybernetic way. Finally, the so-called health-professions have an indirect sickening power—a structurally health-denying effect.

6 votes

I can't wait for this Ebola scare to be over

I am sure its nothing, but for those of us in Kenosha, WI...

"KENOSHA (WITI) — The Kenosha County Jail is taking precautions — monitoring a detainee for signs of the Ebola virus. Local officials are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — along with other federal officials.

4 votes

USA Ranks 36th for Property Rights; Ranks Below Jordan for Economic Freedom

USA Ranked 36th for Property Rights; Ranks Below Jordan for Economic Freedom

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-08/land-free-ranks-36t...

According to the newest Frasier Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Index (released yesterday), the US ranked as one of the world’s freest economies from 1980 through 2000. Since then the decline has hastened.

The US dramatically slipped to 9th in 2005 and its decline has continued ever since, to the point where the United States is now rated less economically free than Jordan.

11 votes

China is now the world largest economy!

China has just surpassed the US as the worlds largest economy according to the IMF.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-just-overtook-us-worlds-...

Times they are a changing!

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