In two high-profile forums last week, Dodd-Frank, the financial
“reform” law sold as targeting Wall Street, was shown to have a
devastating effect on Main Street businesses — from community banks
to farmers and manufacturers.
First came a June 11 hearing before Judge Ellen Huvelle of the
federal district court of the...
Typical Obama foreign policy, one step forward, two steps
KABUL, June 19 Xinhua — The Afghan government on Wednesday
announced that it suspended talks with the United States on the
proposed security agreement, saying the United States had
contradictory stance over the peace process in Afghanistan, local
Edward Snowden spoke with the South China Morning Post on
Edward Snowden, the former CIA analyst behind one of the most
significant government leaks in U.S. history, has vowed to expose
further surveillance secrets as he speaks out again.
The 29-year-old whistleblower remained defiant in an interview
with the South China Morning...
Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and
has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his
“paint” program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened
the President in any way, manner or form.
On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his
A teenager selling coffee in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo
was arrested by Islamist rebel fighters for insulting the Prophet
Mohammed, beaten and then executed in front of his family, a
watchdog group claims.
The boy, Mohammed Qatta, 14, reportedly refused to give a
customer coffee, the Syrian Observatory for Human...
The girlfriend of self-avowed National Security Agency leaker
Edward Snowden wrote that she was “adrift in a sea of chaos” after
he spilled government secrets and decamped to Hong Kong.
In a post on her blog, Lindsay Mills — who described herself as
a “pole-dancing superhero” — said she was...
I’m linking David Brooks latest through Instapundit. You can
make of it what you will. It isn’t that I disagree with Glenn, just
that my takeaway after reading Brooks was different. As the
ultimate “mediated-man,” clearly Brooks sees Snowden as a threat,
much in the same way he and other older...
An ex-CIA employee who leaked details of US top-secret phone
and internet surveillance has disappeared from his hotel in Hong
Kong.Edward Snowden, 29, checked out from his hotel on Monday. His
whereabouts are unknown, but he is believed to be still in Hong
via BBC News – US
spy leaker Edward...
A heavy equipment operator with a lengthy rap sheet accused of being high on marijuana when a downtown building collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, turned himself in on Saturday to face charges in the deaths, police said.
via Crane operator allegedly high – NY Daily News.
This AP item via ABC pretty much echoes what I’ve been saying on
this topic. If you want privacy via the Web take responsibility for
it and use encryption; otherwise, always assume someone is watching
the traffic go up and down the ‘information highway’ all day. It
may not even...
did they know and when did they know it?
A misfired email from a U.S. Internal Revenue Service employee
in Cincinnati alerted a number of Washington IRS officials that
extra scrutiny was being place on conservative groups in July 2010,
a year earlier than previously acknowledged, according to
interviews with IRS...
Via Gawker – and all is right with the liberal media world,
again. What a joke.
When the Paper of Record published a blistering editorial on
President Obamas overbearing national security precautions today,
one line stood out from the dozens of others as being the most
vicious: “The administration has now...
You were saying? Oh, never mind. I’ll just ask the NSA, the FBI
– or maybe the IRS….
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly
into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies,
extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and
connection logs that enable analysts to...
The second graph in the latest New York Times op-ed is
Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on
secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret
orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially
coming from a president who once promised...
A Florida judge has denied a defense request to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentiality during George Zimmermans trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
via George Zimmerman Trial: – CBS News.
“Goodbye cruel world,” they said, … in very high-pitched voices.
A Brooklyn couple who hosted a radio show called “The Pursuit of Happiness” committed suicide together by putting plastic bags over their heads and inhaling helium.
Finding out what’s in it:
President Barack Obamas signature health care reform law remains
unpopular with the American public just months before it fully goes
into effect, according to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal
The poll shows 49 percent of Americans say they believe the
Affordable Care Act is a bad...
Ad below the fold. I believe it was previously banned in 2010.
Just doing my bit for recycling!!
A TV advert for a web-hosting company in which a man fantasies
about actress Pamela Anderson being squirted with cream has been
banned for being sexist and degrading to women.Anderson is
portrayed chairing a...
Audio at link. Not only is she a terrible speaker, generally
speaking, this is one angry woman. Yeesh!
Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a
protester about 12 minutes into the 20-minute speech. A pro-LGBT
rights individual standing at the front began shouting for an
A suburban mom–and budding equestrian–has for years maintained a
secret life as the alleged head of a multimillion-dollar marijuana
grow operation that was finally broken up last month when federal
agents raided a New York City warehouse and discovered nearly 3000
pot plants and state-of-the-art cultivation equipment, The Smoking
Gun has learned.
DEA: Soccer Mom Ran Massive Pot Grow Operation | The...