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Ukrainian President Voted Out; Opposition Leader Freed

Ukrainian President Voted Out; Opposition Leader Freed | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Ukraine's parliament has voted to push President Viktor Yanukovych out of office and release his arch-rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, from jail.
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Pray for peace in the Ukraine!

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8th Court Hearing for DC Man Arrested for Having Shotgun Shell in Home - The Last Resistance

8th Court Hearing for DC Man Arrested for Having Shotgun Shell in Home - The Last Resistance | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Mark Witaschek is facing his 8th scheduled court hearing for having a misfired shotgun shell in his DC house.
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This goes beyond insanely ridiculous.  Let the man get on with his life, pay for the damage done to his property and leave him alone.

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Utah legislator introduces bill to cut off NSA's water supply | Tenth Amendment Center

Utah legislator introduces bill to cut off NSA's water supply | Tenth Amendment Center | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Can Utah shut down the new NSA data center by turning off the water? A new bill introduced today by state rep. Marc Roberts seeks to do just that.
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It would be very interesting to see what would happen if this went anywhere.  I believe the US constitution gives the states the right to do something like this, but I doubt most, if any, have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to Washington.

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Suicide Bomber Class Blows Up - Eagle Rising

Suicide Bomber Class Blows Up - Eagle Rising | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class were killed when their teacher ran a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives.
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It is always unpleasant to read of the deaths of other human beings, no matter what the cause, but these ones have a positive side.  22 potential suicide bombers will never carry out their mission, and at least 15 more may have lost all interest in such an endeavor after seeing up close the carnage in the aftermath of this suicide bomber school accident.  That means this may have actually SAVED 15 lives in the short run, and who knows how many in the long run.

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Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama? -

Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama? - | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The day after Jay Leno signed off on 22 years of hosting The Tonight Show, suspicions still abound as to why he was canned despite still being on top of the ratings. Could the fact that Leno was the first mainstream … Continue reading →
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What does everyone else think?  WHY was Jay Leno canned while he was doing such a good job for NBC (according to his terrific ratings?)

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Russia snubs Obama with torch-lighting

Russia snubs Obama with torch-lighting | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Torch-lighter Irina Rodnina last year sent out a controversial photo of Obama and his wife.
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Do you think this person was deliberately chosen to snub the US president or was it a coincidence?

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SOCHI SCENE: No FBI or CIA

SOCHI SCENE: No FBI or CIA | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Here's an odd sign that Associated Press photographer Jae C.
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I don't know what to say....

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Video: Banned Super Bowl gun ad going viral - Liberty Unyielding

Video: Banned Super Bowl gun ad going viral - Liberty Unyielding | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Last night’s Super Bowl was dripping with pseudo-patriotism. The big game started not just with the singing of the National Anthem but a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Yet when all was said and done, the figurative flag waving rang as false as Barack Obama’s ever-present Old Glory lapel pin. An ad created and …
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The silliness of political correctness seems to know no limits.  While I believe the USA could take steps to ensure that those who want to buy firearms will know how to use them safely and effectively, banning or hiding them will not stop the tragedies like the school and mall shootings.  Closing the cracks that those who suffer with mental health issue have been falling through, on the other hand, WILL go a long way to preventing such tragedies.  In every case, going back to the largest mass murder of school children in American history (done with dynamite, not firearms), the perpetrator had serious mental health issues.

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Column One: Trying to scare Israel

Column One: Trying to scare Israel | Politics and Business | Scoop.it

"As Economy Minister Naftali Bennett explained last week, the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem would cause unprecedented damage to the economy. Like the de facto Palestinian state in Gaza, such a state would serve as a launching ground for missile attacks against Israel. And from Judea and Samaria, the Palestinians would have the capacity to destroy Israel’s economy with just a few, relatively primitive projectiles."

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"As Bennett out it, “Imagine if just one missile per day fell on [Israel’s technology hub in] Herzliya Pituah, what that would do to Israel’s economy."

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White Men Are Everywhere

White Men Are Everywhere | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
White males dominate Sunday political talk shows. But the overrepresentation does not end there.
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This journalist ought to look around and be thankful he's living in a democracy where he can enjoy free speech.  Mandating a "fair" representation along "racial" or "gender" lines is NOT democratic.  In fact, it is both racist and bigoted.  In a democracy, it is up to the people to decide who's who with their votes.  

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Coal-Hungry World Brings Tough Choices For Native Americans

Coal-Hungry World Brings Tough Choices For Native Americans | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
.articleBody div.feature-section, .entry div.feature-section{width:55%;margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;} .articleBody span.feature-dropcap, .entry span.feature-dropcap{float:left;font-size:72px;line-height:59px;padding-top:4px;padding-right:8px;padding-left:3px;} div.feature-caption{font-size:90%;margin-top:5px;} Jewell Praying Wolf James addresses a crowd gathered in September in Olympia, Wash., to protest coal exports.
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I struggle to understand why, with all the documentation available of coal dust contamination and its unfavourable effects,. the government would even THINK of shipping coal in open cars...

 

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White House Warns Obama Could Go Around Congress | Vision to America

White House Warns Obama Could Go Around Congress | Vision to America | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
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When will American citizens wake up and realize that this is NOT democrasy?  Democrazy would be a better name, perhaps, but the best name is found in the dictionary:  Tyranny.  When the President acts unilaterally, no matter whether his policies are correct or not, he is acting tyrannically.  This is the greatest danger the country faces at this time, far greater than any threat from the middle east.  If the sitting president is allowed to do it, any president in the future could also do it.  The time for partisan politics is over.  Voters must rise up en masse and hold this president to the law.

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Egypt to Hamas: We’re coming for you

Egypt to Hamas: We’re coming for you | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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I will be the first one to admit I did not see this coming a year ago.  This really is stunning news, but alas, it does not mean even close to an end to the bloodshed.  Our world is going completely nuts, right now.  I truly hope the west is watching as learning what protests can turn into.  The Ukraine is another mess, and yes, it COULD happen in our own back yards.  Everywhere you look, these days, people are FIGHTING for change.  That word needs to be replaced with something like PRAYING or WORKING or NEGOTIATING.

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Canadian Government slams the door in the face of Goliath enviro-supporting Rockefellers

Canadian Government slams the door in the face of Goliath enviro-supporting Rockefellers | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Canadian Government slams the door in the face of Goliath enviro-supporting Rockefellers, Eco-charities in trouble in Canada, Canada Revenue’s audit of high-profile environmental groups, David Suzuki Foundation, Tides Canada, Environmental Defence, the Pembina Foundation, Eqiuiterre and the Ecology Action Centre
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Let there be no mistake.  It is the Rockerfellers and their friends who own over 80% of the pharmaceutical companies and Monsanto.  Who are you going to trust to protect the environment?  These guys work to bring down whole countries!

 

"“The plan was conceived and planned and funded and managed by white guys in New York.

“So they made a call down to central casting to order themselves up, to quote their campaign plan, “First Nations and other legal challenges.”

In the ‘Rockefeller Vs. Canada Battle’, celebrities get to sign their names to full-page anti-oilsands newspaper ads, the Indians get to do the grunt work."

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PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Stuns At State Dinner In A Powder Blue And Black Carolina Herrera

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Stuns At State Dinner In A Powder Blue And Black Carolina Herrera | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
FLOTUS stepped out Tuesday night in a flawless powder blue and black lace gown by Carolina Herrera for the State Dinner. As she and POTUS greeted French President Hollande in The White House foyer, we were stunned by the intricacies of her black bead...
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While I am no fan of the sitting POTUS, I am somewhat puzzled by all the folks who find fault with the expensive dresses that Michelle Obama wears on state occasions.  Don't you want your First Lady to look great on the world stage?  And for the record, I think she is stunning in this outfit.  

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Today marks 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. But there are now 3 revolutions underway in the Islamic world.

Today marks 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. But there are now 3 revolutions underway in the Islamic world. | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
>> Watch an address I gave several years ago explaining the Radicals, Reformers and Revivalists ----------- UPDATED: (Washington, D.C.) -- Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revo...
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I remember the day the Shah of Iran was deposed and replaced by the Islamic extremist, the Ayatollah Khomeini.  I remember the signs and the slogan, "The Shah is Gone!"  Little did the "man in the street" in Iran realize how much of his freedom was about to be taken away...

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The most powerful man in the U.S. military -

The most powerful man in the U.S. military - | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Andrew Marshall He is not a 4-star general, or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or the Secretary of Defense. The Daily Caller calls him “likely the most influential person in American national security affairs whom you have never … Continue reading →
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It might surprise you to know that this quiet man who has managed to stay in the shadows and out of the media spotlight for decades is also a hero to the Chinese military!

 

"In an interview in 2012, the People’s Liberation Army’s General Chen Zhou, the main author of four of China’s defense white papers, named Marshall as one of the most important and influential figures in changing Chinese defense thinking in the 1990s and 2000s: “Our great hero was Andy Marshall in the Pentagon. We translated every word he wrote.”"

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Kerry Playing With Fire In Middle East ~~~ By J. D. Longstreet

Kerry Playing With Fire In Middle East ~~~ By J. D. Longstreet | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
"Kerry’s agreement mentions a Palestinian state with borders based on the 1949 Armistice lines and with land swaps between Israel and the PA. 75 to 80 percent of the Jewish residents of Judea and S...
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A well done article that cites sources inline.  

 

"Netanyahu is walking on egg shells in even considering this “agreement.” It could easily tear apart his coalition. Already, tension within the Israeli political community has been ratcheting upward for at least a week upon this writing.

On the other hand, if Netanyahu says no to the plan, then European nations could invoke a boycott on Israeli goods to “punish” Israel for not agreeing to the Obama/Kerry plan. Yes. This IS the same Europe where anti-Semitism runs rampant — even today."

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The Worst Idea in the World

The Worst Idea in the World | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Five years after the Bolshevik Revolution, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises predicted that the Soviet project was doomed to fail. In his classic work Socialism, Mises explained that the attempt to replace the market system with central economic planning could not succeed, because the planners could not possibly have the information necessary to make all the decisions which, in a market economy, are made by individuals whose needs and desires are reflected in prices: "The problem of economic calculation is the fundamental problem of Socialism."
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How true this is;  yet still there are those young fools who were not, as the article mentions, even born when the Berlin wall came down, as we watched in stunned silence with tears of joy streaming down, who refuse to believe history and clamour for a "do-over" so they can have their opportunity to prove communism to be ultimately good.  As Chinese pragmatism edges ever closer to capitalism, due to the fact that the communist system simply could not and cannot successfully feed that many people well, well-fed, well-educated young fools in the west work to destroy the very thing that has fed and educated them so well.


"Undeterred by Mises' criticism, the Soviet Union spent the next seven decades proving his prediction correct. By the time the Communist utopia collapsed in bankruptcy and disgrace, it seemed that everyone with two eyes and a brain understood the lesson: The Marxist-Leninist project was a complete failure and, as historians documented in The Black Book of Communism, tens of millions of people had died for this mistake, deliberately starved or slaughtered by totalitarian Communist governments."

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Obama Nominee For Ambassador To Argentina Has Never Actually Been There

Obama Nominee For Ambassador To Argentina Has Never Actually Been There | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Political consultant Noah Bryson Mamet, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Argentina, admitted that he has never actually been to that country during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearin...
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Perhaps there was no one else as qualified in the Democrat ranks... Or... ?

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The Scam of Amnesty, a Political Hot Potato

The Scam of Amnesty, a Political Hot Potato | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
The Scam of Amnesty, a Political Hot Potato, Social Security benefits, Medicaid, SNAP, EBT, WIC, Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented immigrant’ is like calling a drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist.’
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It cannot be good for any society when people are rewarded for breaking the law.  Either uphold and enforce the law or change it.

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Netanyahu: Kerry's Boycott Threats 'Immoral and Unjust'

Netanyahu: Kerry's Boycott Threats 'Immoral and Unjust' | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Prime Minister slams renewed US threats to boycott Israel, declares that he will not concede over Israel's security interests.
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My already low opinion of John Kerry has taken another deep turn for the worse.

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11-Year-Old Girl BANNED From Selling Cupcakes By Control Freak Government Bureaucrats

11-Year-Old Girl BANNED From Selling Cupcakes By Control Freak Government Bureaucrats | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
America is being suffocated to death by red tape.  You are about to read about an 11-year-old girl in Illinois that had her cupcake business brutally shut down
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THIS.  IS.  CRAZY.

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Libertarian Republican

Libertarian Republican | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
Fiscal Conservatism, Individual Liberty and National Defense are the keys to Republican victory.
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I am certainly no fan of Mr. McCain's, but in this case, he is simply stating what should be the obvious, that the POTUS has chosen some of the most inept people ever as Ambassadors to other nations, in a time in history when perhaps the smartest and most qualified people ever chosen need to hold these offices.

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Hungarian legislator criticizes new US ambassador

Hungarian legislator criticizes new US ambassador | Politics and Business | Scoop.it
A Hungarian lawmaker from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's governing Fidesz party sharply criticized the incoming U.S.
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Hungarian political leader finds new US Ambassador wanting and ignorant.

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