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LOTTO Winners, beware! Meet the four who went from jackpot to jack squat

LOTTO Winners, beware! Meet the four who went from jackpot to jack squat | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

One of the saddest tales is that of Jack Whittaker, the cowboy-hat-wearing West Virginia contractor who scored a $315 million Powerball win in December 2002.

Already a millionaire, Whittaker pledged to give 10 percent of his fortune to charity. But legal and personal problems took a heavy toll, and he started hitting the sauce and hanging out at sleazy jiggle joints.

Just eight months after his big score, he was robbed of $545,000 in a strip club. A month later, his granddaughter died of an overdose from drugs bought with an allowance from him. A short time later, his daughter also died of a drug overdose

“I wish I’d torn that ticket up,” Whittaker sobbed to reporters at the time.

By January 2007, Whittaker told cops thieves had emptied his bank accounts.

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A Very Important Follow Up | Eyes on Washington.com

A Very Important Follow Up | Eyes on Washington.com | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

FIRST THERE WAS THE ARAB SPRING. IS IT TIME FOR THE AMERICAN SPRING?

 

It has become a FELONY for Americans to protest a politician if the Secret Service is around. In other words, if you protest you go to jail free.

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I wrote a column about a week ago entitled “The First Amendment Has Been Murdered” and there is no other word for it, as free speech is not free if the government insulates itself to the point where they can’t or won’t hear us.

 

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

 

I liken the country in its present condition, to a giant pressure cooker which is about ready to blow, but the crowd in Washington, are much like the Aristocrats of the French Revolution, oblivious to the seething anger and resentment surrounding them, attending social functions while Marie Antoinette made stupid remarks like “What no bread, let them eat cake”, which as we know she paid for with her head.

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Honor Killings Grow in the West: Islam’s Gruesome Gallery

Honor Killings Grow in the West: Islam’s Gruesome Gallery | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

As Islamic honor killings continue to rise in the West and on U.S. territory, our media and higher literary culture remain completely silent about them.

While our own president gets personally involved in the Trayvon Martin case, joining the race hustlers that have set out to convict George Zimmerman based on narrative, not evidence, the world is waiting for him to breathe one word on behalf of Islamic honor killings victims.

 

In this context, the editors of Frontpage believe it is an important time to rerun Honor Killings Grow in the West: Islam’s Gruesome Gallery compiled by modern day freedom fighter Pamela Geller, the editor of Atlas Shrugs.

Below we provide a link to the gallery.

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Chris Nally's curator insight, February 28, 2013 11:42 AM

None of this is new to us in the braoder World but we ignore it for some reason, perhaps too difficult to tallk about. It needs to be exposed

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Obamacare on Trial - Patriot Post

Obamacare on Trial - Patriot Post | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

Nine Justices will decide the fate of ObamaCare

 

Fundamental to our system of governance is the concept of federalism -- the division of power between the federal government and the states. Cemented in the Constitution, this concept provides the federal government with only certain, specific ("enumerated") powers, while the states hold all other powers of governance over the individual. This division, along with separation of the federal powers into executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, is the bedrock that secures individual liberty in the U.S.

 

Although federalism has eroded significantly in the last century, it faces its most serious threat via the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare. This week the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard six hours of oral arguments over three days -- the longest amount of time allotted in almost half a century -- and a record-setting 130 amicus briefs in cases consolidated under the title, Department of Health and Human Services, et al., vs. State of Florida, et al., which challenge the constitutionality of the law.

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Buster Meyer's comment, April 20, 12:45 AM
I think Obamacare was a really bad idea. It's a good article though. I was surprised it had a 6 hour argument on it!
pdowds30's curator insight, April 28, 1:31 PM

This article relates ObamaCare to Federalism. Through ObamaCare , Federalism, the basis of our country's original being, is being completely tampered with. This health care movement completely confuses the branches of governance on a state and federal level. These two governments are forced to dip into each other's  responsibilities and everything will eventually knot itself up.

Logan Felten's comment, May 27, 9:56 AM
This article is about ObamaCare and the strong opinions that come with it. This healthcare movement confuses the branches of government, a lot will happened and people and citizens won't know whats going on and everything will eventually be messed up.
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Supremes signal death to ObamaCare

Supremes signal death to ObamaCare | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices yesterday signaled they are poised to cut out the “heart” of ObamaCare and then put the entire 2,700-page law on the chopping block.

 

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices yesterday signaled they are poised to cut out the “heart” of ObamaCare and then put the entire 2,700-page law on the chopping block.“My approach would say if you take the heart out of the statute, the statute is gone,” Justice Antonin Scalia said in court yesterday.

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President Obama Looked Across the Border into North Korea and Saw the Future of America

President Obama Looked Across the Border into North Korea and Saw the Future of America | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

A news story that has not made a big splash in the United States is the overwhelming defeat of the Socialists in Australia. The extent of the defeat was so great that it’s been compared to Gen. George Custer’s Last Stand at the June 1876 Little Big Horn massacre. The American Thinker reports:Some of the Seats lost by the socialists had been held by them for 100 years. The result means that the socialists will need some 15 years to re-build and may not warm the government benches for a generation.

 

Now if only our 2012 election will net similar results.

 

While the socialists were going down to defeat in Australia, President Obama was visiting South Korea. Someone handed him a pair of binoculars so he could look across the border into North Korea. And what did he see? The future of the United States if he, his fellow Democrats, and RINOs are not defeated in November.

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The ObamaCare Argument DOA – The Third and Final Day

The ObamaCare Argument DOA – The Third and Final Day | Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy & Culture | Scoop.it

Obama's Solicitor General never imagined that other's would find flaws in his arguments. Everyone has. Because it's not the Administration's arguments that are flawed, but the law itself. The LAW - is unconstitutional on many levels.

 

The surest sign your lawyer hasn't done a good job is when you issue a statement defending his performance.

 

The conservative justices were obviously concerned that if they left parts of the law in place, the votes would not be present in Congress to fix it. From the “Louisiana Purchase” to the “Cornhusker Kickback,”so many “venal” deals (as Justice Scalia described at least one of them) were struck to get the votes needed for final passage, “legislative inertia” would prevent remedying any problems with the law.

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