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Reid warns Nevada cattle rancher who faced down feds: ‘It’s not over’

Reid warns Nevada cattle rancher who faced down feds: ‘It’s not over’ | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid had an ominous message Monday for Clive Bundy, the Nevada rancher who successfully faced down federal agents attempting to seize his herd for illegal grazing:
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So, I guess Harry Reid is declaring that it IS ok to break the law if your'e a federal politician...

 

QUOTE:  "...Reid’s reported lobbying of the BLM to change the desert tortoise’s mapped habitat, allowing Nevada real estate mogul Harvey Whittemore to build on land near the Bundy’s ranch."

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McCain Slams Kerry for 'Trifecta' of Foreign Policy Disasters

McCain Slams Kerry for 'Trifecta' of Foreign Policy Disasters | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona told Secretary of State John Kerry that he was conducting America's foreign policy by talking tough while wielding "a very small stick, in fact, a twig," The New York Times reported.
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... and speaking of the pot calling the kettle black...

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Russia: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

Russia: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER' | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The Kremlin announced the 26-year plan in its state-run newspaper this morning, with deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin claiming a full lunar base will be up and running by 2040.
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Forget Antarctica... that's so twentieth century.  Forget Ukraine... because Mr. Putin really wants you to.  Russia is going to colonize the moon!

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Unrest Flares In Ukraine Once More

Unrest Flares In Ukraine Once More | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
After a few weeks of relative calm in Ukraine, yesterday brought renewed unrest in Eastern Ukraine. There were coordinated demonstrations by thousands of pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk. For good reason, these protests have reignited fears in Kiev and throughout the West that we could be seeing Russian military [...]
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"...we all know that the Ukrainian government isn’t equipped to block the Russians if Putin should decide to advance. They need support – support that the West talks about offering but has yet to act upon."


But what is lacking even more is real leadership from the West. All that has come from the West, so far, is nothing more than  whimpering rhetoric and phony red lines...

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Netanyahu Bans Cooperation with Palestinian Authority as Peace Talks Come to Abrupt Halt

Netanyahu Bans Cooperation with Palestinian Authority as Peace Talks Come to Abrupt Halt | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Civilian and economic cooperation between Jerusalem and Ramallah is now banned by the Israeli leader following the Palestinian bid for recognition at the U.N.
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Since John Kerry is so quick to blame Israel for the breakdown of the peace process, when it is so painfully obvious to anyone but the most ardent pro-Palestinian denier, perhaps he should just move to to Gaza and see how long he lasts...

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These Masked, Pro-Russian Gunman Are 'Playing Out The Crimean Scenario' In Eastern Ukraine

These Masked, Pro-Russian Gunman Are 'Playing Out The Crimean Scenario' In Eastern Ukraine | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Both situations involve pro-Russian gunman, many of them masked, who look professionally trained and fully prepared for the takeovers.
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Russian annexation of sovereign Ukraine territory... Act II...  Scene 2

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Philip Wood's Girlfriend Believes Flight 370 is Intact and Passengers are Alive -

Philip Wood's Girlfriend Believes Flight 370 is Intact and Passengers are Alive - | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
On Monday I reported that a transmission and picture from Philip Wood’s cell phone was allegedly sent from Diego Garcia Naval & Intelligence Base and received by an internet forum. The transmission was in fact traced back to this area … Continue reading →
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MH370 Conspiracy Theories abound...

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Canada Post Canada-Israel friendship stamp

Canada Post Canada-Israel friendship stamp | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Let us all be proud of our government for this 2010 stamp honouring 60 years of friendship between Canada and Israel (hat tip for photo to 'Allan; and to 'Bill' for year of issue).
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Nothing more needs to be said.  Amen.

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Turkish officials 'lift Twitter ban '

Turkish officials 'lift Twitter ban ' | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The Turkish authorities lift a much-criticised ban on Twitter following a ruling by the constitutional court.
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finally... It's about time

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The political split in the Ukraine corresponds to the location of two relevant shale gas deposits in the country - The city of Kharkiv is central to a shale gas reservoir in the Dnieper-Donet basin

The political split in the Ukraine corresponds to the location of two relevant shale gas deposits in the country - The city of Kharkiv is central to a shale gas reservoir in the Dnieper-Donet basin | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Basin-centered gas evaluated in Dnieper-Donets basin, Donbas foldbelt, UkraineUkraine — fracking for natural gas goes globalMarch 12, 2014 Tweet Pin It By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and...
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Think about this:  If you were Mr. Putin, and you knew there was a huge deposit of natural gas JUST next door in the Dnieper-Donet Basin, and you knew the West was working to free western Europe from its overwhelming dependence on Russian gas, what might go through your mind?  This seesaw battle between East and West is playing everybody right into the hands of the puppet masters, who control the IMF and want total control over the entire planet.

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Ousted President: Crimea Should Be A Part Of Ukraine

Ousted President: Crimea Should Be A Part Of Ukraine | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Bl...
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Yanukovych says asking the Russians into Crimea was a mistake

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Interim Ukrainian Government Orders Its Citizens Disarmed

Interim Ukrainian Government Orders Its Citizens Disarmed | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
From the ashes of Kiev has come one key lesson from history: Repressive governments fear citizens with guns. by Bob Adelmann
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Prime Minister (assumed) Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his interim(?) government have ordered the citizens of Ukraine to disarm.  I believe they are fools to obey.  It may cost them in blood, but if they allow themselves to disarm, it may cost them much more.  

 

The situation in Ukraine is FAR from resolved and FAR from stable.  Once again, the West, eager to be in control of the flow of natural resources (gas,oil) is not reading the situation fully, nor thinking it through... WHERE is the gas that flows through Ukraine coming from?  WHO are these people they are supporting?  It is a fact, from what I am told by sources in Ukraine I believe are very trustworthy, that the president of Ukraine and the prime minister of Ukraine have VERY different philosophical outlooks.  Add to that other factions, including communists, open fascists, Ukrainian loyalists, ethnic Russians with strong ties to Russia, and outright self-interested criminals, and you have a very scary mix.

 

The citizens would be wise to hang onto their weapons as a whole, and at least maintain some kind of armed solidarity, because if they give up their weapons, they give up their freedom and place themselves fully at the mercy of a government that nobody can even describe at this time.

 

"However the Ukrainian situation is resolved — a dictatorship heavily influenced by Vladimir Putin and his thugs, or one strongly committed to similar thugs running the European Union — one lesson from history is crystal clear: Repressive governments fear armed civilians."

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Watch This Reaction: Putin Laughs Right In This Journalist’s Face -

Watch This Reaction: Putin Laughs Right In This Journalist’s Face - | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
When an interviewer recently confronted Vladimir Putin about Europe’s American-made missile defense system, the President of the Russian Federation couldn’t help but laugh right in his face. According to the journalist, NATO’s missile defense system is pointed at and designed … Continue reading →
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Mr. Putin's reaction to this reporter's complete disconnect from reality is priceless...

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Victory for Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher who challenged feds

Victory for Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher who challenged feds | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Citing safety concerns, federal agents are withdrawing from the Nevada cattle ranch where they had engaged in a week-long showdown with Cliven Bundy, a 67-year-old rancher who claimed the federal gove
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Share this everywhere, especially if you are a US citizen who values your rights and freedoms guaranteed by the US constitution.  This is not full victory until it is settled.

How is THIS for a shock:  "The establishment of a designated “First Amendment zone,” drew criticism from many people, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican. Citizens’ free speech rights were protected only when they were standing in the First Amendment zone."  

First Amendment zone???  I thought the ENTIRE USA was a First Amendment zone.

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The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment | The Dana Show

The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment | The Dana Show | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the UnUSA of America of the 21st Century, where a heavy-handed bunch of mobster lackies in Washington want to control every aspect of your life.

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Picking Colbert to replace Letterman? CBS really screwed up

Picking Colbert to replace Letterman? CBS really screwed up | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Stephen Colbert is a comedy genius because he’s perfected the art of saying the opposite of what he believes. That’s right: Stephen Colbert invented sarcasm. So huzzah for the trailblazing,…
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"...Colbert essentially does the same joke over and over (conservatives are morons) and he’s only funny if you accept the premise (conservatives are morons) while you snort Mountain Dew out your nose thinking about what an awesome point he just made. (Conservatives are morons.)"

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US Navy Develops 'Game-Changer' Technology To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

US Navy Develops 'Game-Changer' Technology To Turn Seawater Into Fuel | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
This technology could allow ships to never have to stop to refuel.
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Turning water into fuel... alchemy meets reality and eureka!  It's real...

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Eric Holder wants gun owners to wear ‘smart gun’ bracelets

Eric Holder wants gun owners to wear ‘smart gun’ bracelets | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Attorney General Eric Holder wants to explore
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Attorney General Holder needs to think things through before speaking.  The only way his proposed bracelets would work is if you FIRST confiscated every single legal weapon now in existence in the United States.  That is NEVER going to happen.  His energy would be FAR more usefully expended working on convincing US citizens to implement a Canadian style program, where people are required to take a short firearms competency course, before they can legally own or borrow firearms.  Of course, this idea would run smack up against the 2nd amendment, but then, so does everything else he and his friends keep proposing.  At least this idea has a chance of being passed by the sane majority (if there is such a thing).

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Here's Where Americans Think Ukraine Is

Here's Where Americans Think Ukraine Is | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Many Americans have no idea where Ukraine is located on a world map.
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It's pretty scary when only one in six people in a country that has as much influence in the world as the US does even knows where a hot spot IS, and worse, that those with the least knowledge of geography are the ones most in favour of US military intervention... 

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Harry Reid: Fort Hood Shooting Should Revive Gun Control Push - CowboyByte

Harry Reid: Fort Hood Shooting Should Revive Gun Control Push - CowboyByte | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Harry Reid: Fort Hood Shooting Should Revive Gun Control Push
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Why gun control doesn't work...  It's the dangerous people who need to be controlled...

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Andrew Beighley's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:53 PM

This article is about the fort hood shooting and how there should be more gun control because of it. I think that this is a bad idea because the only reason that the shooting even happened was because soldiers on the base were not allowed to be armed. If they would have been able to carry their firearms with them on base, the shooting would not have killed anyone.

Jared Orth's comment, May 17, 2014 2:39 PM
I think the soldiers should have been allowed to carry some sort of firearm with them, thus preventing the accident.
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SCRD approves medpot facility | Local News | Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast, BC

SCRD approves medpot facility | Local News | Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast, BC | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Sechelt The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board has approved the rezoning of a Port Mellon property for a large-scale medical marijuana production facility.The March 27 board decision allows Richnor Recycling Ltd. to set up a 12,000-square-foot (1,
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Guaranteed, the Richnor facility is a good bet for the community.  It's big enough, far away enough from communities,and is a well established company, already.

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Should Troops be Armed on Homeland Bases?

Should Troops be Armed on Homeland Bases? | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
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It's completely insane in a country that allows its civilian citizens to own firearms to make it illegal for military personnel living on a military base to own firearms.  Not even in Canada, where our gun laws are already much stricter than in the USA, do we prevent our TRAINED military personnel from owning firearms.  The rest of the world must be completely baffled, by now!  This is the THIRD mass shooting on a US military base IN THE USA, since 2009.  It's completely nuts when veterans survive in active war zones, only to be shot on their own base, at home. 

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Янукович сам давал указание о расстреле активистов на Майдане

Янукович сам давал указание о расстреле активистов на Майдане | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Вчера поздно вечером в СМИ появилась информация от пресс-службы Генеральной прокуратуры Украины со ссылкой на Генпрокурора Олега Махницкого о том, что именно Виктор Янукович давал указания стрелять по
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Mr. Yanukovych recently stated that he had nothing to do with the killing of civilian protesters by snipers, yet the new prosecutor general says otherwise. According to this article, there is very strong evidence, including high ranking witnesses, who say he gave the order.

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Supreme Court Defends Wealthy's Right to Own Government

Supreme Court Defends Wealthy's Right to Own Government | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court today defended the right of the wealthiest Americans to own the United States government.
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In a very close decision, the US Supreme Court today defended the rights of the wealthy to own the government...

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Madison Blazing's comment, May 22, 2014 10:14 PM
Allowing Americans with high monetary power to essentially buy a part of the government seems like a really bad idea. I agree that this concept will likely lead to many problems and controversy surrounding the fairness of the government. One of the justices commented that allowing the wealthy to own the government is upholding our democratic ideals, which I find very hard to believe as it instead seems to be giving extra privileges to the already privileged.
Michael Watts's comment, May 25, 2014 2:51 AM
Letting the rich own parts of the government is a terrible idea. Just because one has money, doesn't mean they are qualified to be a politician. All it does is giving more problems to everyone.
Dave Cottrell's comment, May 26, 2014 7:34 PM
I am constantly amazed by how few people actually read articles before commenting on them. A case in point is this SATIRICAL article that no one seems to be recognizing as satire...
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Anti-Gun Lunacy in DC: Man Found Guilty…of Owning Antique Replica Bullets -

Anti-Gun Lunacy in DC: Man Found Guilty…of Owning Antique Replica Bullets - | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Back in January, we reported the story of Mark Witaschek, whose D.C. home was raided by SWAT agents with a search warrant for “firearms and ammunition … gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts.” The raid was conducted by … Continue reading →
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The only reason this article is curated under politics is because that's the closest heading I have to outright stupidity.  I hope the judge that made this rule is the only judge in the US that is this stupid, or the US is in much bigger trouble than I thought.  The ridiculous and completely unreasonable fear that hand wringing liberals, especially in Washington, have over firearms boggles the mind enough already, without insanity like this.  I hope Mr. Witaschek not only wins his case, but that this judge gets removed from the bar before he hurts himself on it...

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