Fox News – by Jason F. Wright
One of my favorite people on the planet suffers from a confidence deficit.
We have many mutual friends, and everyone in her path finds her talented, articulate, dedicated, focused and faithful. This friend is lovely inside and out, and she seems to be the only person who disagrees. Continue reading
US Crow – by Ron Hardin
Leadership in vertical organizations is a merging of Leadership by influence, and compliance by choice. To work both the upper and lower echelons must be working towards the same goals, or at least compatible goals. The better leaders understand this and phrase their directions as such. In our Militias this is most important!
Since their inception Militias have always been groups of people aligned for like, or at least, compatible goals. In 1776 it was not for freedom, but for protection. Most of the original militias were gathered not to defeat the British Crown, but to keep the British troops and mercenaries out of the peoples homes. The group at Bunker hill did not rise to defeat the British Garrison, but to prevent them from entering into the peoples homes and taking the weapons they needed to hunt, defend their families, and possess since they paid for them. Regardless why they came, the result was a mutual success of the people. Continue reading
The Daily Caller – by Michael Bastasch
Electricity prices are already increasing at record levels and Environmental Protection Agency rules will only force power prices up even higher as the agency finalizes a slew of regulations aimed at the power sector.
A report by Energy Ventures Analysis found that the EPA underestimates how much its power plant regulatory regime will raise electricity and natural gas prices by imposing new regulations on power plants, most recently being the agency’s rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants. Continue reading
The Organic Prepper
The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency that is charged with the responsibility of writing and enforcing legislation to protect human health and the environment. Established under Nixon in 1970, the EPA is another one of those agencies that sounds like a good idea, until you peel off the shiny friendly top layer to discover the stench of corruption underneath. Up until now, they at least pretended to be there to serve as watchdogs, but it seems like they’ve decided to give up on that silly illusion.
Since they are looking after all things environmental, they need unbiased specialists to advise them on policies and issues. Continue reading
Gate to Liberty – by Frank Brady
America’s community hospitals, local physician-directed medical care, and the economies of thousands of cities and small towns are being systematically destroyed. It is being done in plain sight and almost no one knows about it.
The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) is an elaborate scam, the most outrageous betrayal of public trust in history. It is a last ditch attempt to postpone the imminent collapse of Medicare, Medicaid, and the entire Third Party Payment system. It is designed to benefit insurance companies, the federal government, large corporate employers, cooperative professional and trade associations, and a bi-partisan gang of establishment politicians at the expense of everyone else. Continue reading
NY Daily News – by ERIK BADIA , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , LARRY MCSHANE
These Bronx prosecutors are going to be on Santa’s naughty list.
A group of assistant district attorneys landed in a holiday hullabaloo Thursday after a year-old photo surfaced with the gang of eight flashing hand signals from the Bloods, the Crips and the Trinitarios.
“We’re outraged because they think it’s a joke,” said one defense attorney after the photo, with a green and silver garland as its backdrop, reappeared this week. “You can’t have it both ways.” Continue reading
Star Tribune – by Darlene Superville
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.
After Obama took about five hours to play the 18 holes at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas on Saturday, the White House said that he had decided to play an additional nine holes. Continue reading
The Huffington Post – by Tom Odula
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.
And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists left, and he appears to be the only survivor of those who had been selected for death.
Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said. Continue reading
Daily Mail – by Kieran Corcoran
A police force which helped patrol the streets of Ferguson during protests over the killing of Michael Brown is kitted out with grenade launchers and military-grade vehicles.
The lethal arsenal of the St Louis Police Department, which sent forces to the Missouri city during fraught demonstrations this year, also includes mobile riot shields, Tasers and an extensive array of conventional firearms. Continue reading
Yahoo Tech – by Rob Walker
It’s hard to say whether Amazon will ever really deploy squadrons of drones to deliver customer purchases. But, according to The Wall Street Journal, its order-fulfillment plans for the fast-approaching holiday season will involve around 10,000 robots.
These robots, designed to fit into a more efficient fulfillment-center logistics scheme, are made by Kiva Systems, a company that Amazon purchased in 2012. Continue reading
The ultimate goal of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by some Western nations is to stir public protests and oust the government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
“Western leaders publicly state that the sanctions must hurt [Russia’s] economy and stir up public protests. The West doesn’t want to change Russia’s policies. They want a regime change. Practically nobody denies that,” he told a leading think-tank in Moscow. Continue reading