Common Dreams – by Ted Rall
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines over the weekend with his announcement that he has donated $345 million to Johns Hopkins University. Added to his previous donations, the media baron has given his alma mater over $1 billion – the largest charitable contribution to an educational institution in US history.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given over $1 billion to his alma mater.
Bloomberg received plaudits for his generosity by the usual media sycophants. Along with death and taxes, another thing you can count on is being told to be grateful when masters of the universe give away some of their loot (even if none of it goes to you.) As pundits fawned, thousands of New Yorkers – residents of Queens whose homes got damaged by superstorm Sandy – were shivering under blankets in heatless homes in 15° weather because restoring electricity and housing storm victims isn’t one of the mayor’s top priorities. Continue reading “As Hurricane Victims Freeze, Billionaire Mayor Gives Away $1 Billion to Wealthy Med School”
Conservative News and Views – by TERRY A. HURLBUT
Last year my fellow editor warnedof a coup d’état in America. In case any reader has any doubt, Barack Obama and his allies have removed all doubt in the last several weeks. And in the process have made America ripe for rebellion. But if the right people stand up and lead, the results need not be as chaotic as one might suppose. Continue reading “Coup d’etat in America – Evidence Mounts”
Gun Owners of America
Late last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein reintroduced her much anticipated gun ban. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee spent several hours discussing her bill and other gun control proposals. Her bill (S. 150) would ban millions of shotguns, rifles and handguns that Americans legally own, and possibly –depending on statutory interpretation — could ban all magazines of whatever size. It would do this by supercharging the 1994 semi-auto ban by:
* Banning all semi-autos with just one cosmetic feature (pistol grip, forward grip, folding stock, grenade launcher, barrel shroud, threaded barrel); Continue reading “Feinstein’s Gun Ban to Affect Millions of Law-abiding Gun Owners”
The Daily Paul – by carlsbaddj
4:50 AM… Federal Agents pull up, two Flash Bang Grenades and then…a recorded message?
“Federal Agents enforcing a search warrant” (Neighbors name) “Please come out of your house with your hands up”
Repeatedly played over a loud speaker while the agents waited in defensible positions out front. Continue reading “4:50 AM… Federal Agents pull up, two Flash Bang Grenades and then…”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a secret order to “complete preparations for a nuclear weapons test between Tuesday and yesterday” and carry it out sometime soon, a source told the JoongAng Ilbo.
Kim also reportedly said, “The country will be under martial law starting from midnight Jan. 29 and all the frontline and central units should be ready for a war,” the source said. Continue reading “North Korea declares Martial Law…All Troops on High Alert for War”
‘The experts did not see it coming.’ Now, where have we heard this before? Apparently the economy in the United States shrank the last quarter of 2012. From July through September a 3.1% gain was reported. Remember, this was the beginning of our new boom coming up on the 2012 election. And then in the 4th quarter, BAM!, we had a negative growth of 0.1%.
Now what is wrong with this picture? Well, coming up on the election, we hanging out here in reality tried to tell you that the GDP numbers being put out were a lie just like the unemployment numbers are a lie. Then at that the end of the 4th quarter, the books had to be balanced. The 4th quarter consists of October through December, you know, our harvest and Christmas season, the best our economy gets all year. Continue reading “4th Quarter GDP Numbers In – And the Depression Continues”
When our roommate and close friend Paulie was killed by Officer Heimsness, he was just trying to come home. Paulie had moved in only a few days before, and in the dark he mistook the nearly identical house two doors down for ours. Our neighbor recognized him and tried to make sure he made it home safely. His wife, unsure of what was going on, decided to call the police as a precaution. Paulie never made it home.
Officer Heimsness shot Paulie even though he was unarmed and, according to eyewitness accounts, backing away with his hands up. Continue reading “Police killed our roommate”
Infowars – by Kurt Nimmo
Military forces in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan have raised their alert levels following an Israeli attack inside Syria on Wednesday.
The Arabic-language daily Lebanese newspaper Addiyar reports that Syria has moved troops to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, the Lebanese Army has reinforced its southern outposts and Jordan has positioned troops on the Jordan River border with Israel, according to The Voice of Russia.
DEBKAfile reports that the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean is also on high alert. Its military sources claim that “Turkish units on the Syrian border are on high preparedness although Ankara played down the reports of the Israeli air strike in Syria, uncomfortable over the fact that the Israeli Air Force was the first external power to intervene directly in the Syrian conflict.” Continue reading “High Military Alert Across Middle East Following Israeli Attack Inside Syria”
Huffington Post – by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON — Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.
As a result, some families that can’t afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. Continue reading “Obamacare ‘Glitch’ Allows Some Families To Be Priced Out Of Health Insurance”
A 22-year-old Ohio father was arrested for posting a photo on Facebook of himself holding his baby daughter and a BB gun.
Dominic Gaines was charged with child endangerment for posing in a photo with his 1-year-old daughter, Paradise Gaines, while also holding what was mistaken for a deadly weapon. Police say the gun was positioned too close to the baby girl to be considered safe. The child’s mother discovered the picture and the maternal grandmother called the police.
Authorities in Colerain Township, Ohio, initially believed that Gaines was holding a handgun . Continue reading “Man arrested for posing with baby and BB gun on Facebook photo”
ABC News – by Ben Waldron
The family of a 7-year-old New York boy is suing police and the city for $250 million, saying cops handcuffed and interrogated the boy for ten hours after a scuffle over lunch money at school. Continue reading “Seven-Year-Old Handcuffed Over Lunch Money Dispute”
CATO – by Nat Hentoff
After 25 influential years in the CIA, chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan is currently in charge of Barack Obama’s increasing drone-plane assassinations of terrorism suspects, all of which is happening outside our courts. On Feb. 7, he will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a promotion to CIA director. Continue reading “Confirmation Hearing for Killer Drones Master”