Saturday, January 31, 2015

Caught On Tape: Dijsselbloem To Varoufakis: "You Just Killed The Troika"

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles

EBT Accepted at Local Fast Food Restaurants

food stamps

Suddenly, all Afghan reconstruction data made secret

American in Saudi: Suicide or Nefarious Murder?

For 12 years before his death, Cramer worked for Kollsman Inc., a New Hampshire-based defense company that sells weapons parts and provides technical support to go along with them.
On Jan. 8, Kollsman sent Cramer on his first trip to Saudi Arabia.

We will not co-operate with the troika, says Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls Greece's troika of international lenders - the EU, IMF and ECB - 'a rottenly constructed committee'

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza, became Greece’s prime minister last Sunday, winning over voters weary of austerity with his promise not to bow to the Troika of European creditors - the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grey Eminence (1941) 13 Chapters, 356pp - PDF A Study in Religion and Politics By Aldous Huxley

‘Why do we need Monetary Innovation’

On average, people in Germany pay about 45% interest in the prices of goods
and services they need for their life.
On Interest

Budget of an Interest Slave

construction how much money is borrowed

Thanks Obamacare: This Is What Americans Spent The Most Money On In Q4

Obama caved on 529 taxes because … it hit too many Democrats?

Obama made a dozen references to college in his State of the Union speech, and spent a significant amount of time arguing for both the subsidy and the 529 tax to pay for it.

Obama mocks Mitt Romney for being 'suddenly deeply concerned about poverty' as he tells fellow Democrats he plans to crash through government spending limits by $74 BILLION

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Biden: Four Years of College ‘Should Be Free’

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Search of Community

Community and Tradition: Conservative Perspectives on the American Experience,
edited by George W. Carey and Bruce Frohnen.
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Paper, 216pp., $23.
Allan Carlson

Usury: why we don’t build Cathedrals these days….

Men of Wealth

The court of Gonzaga

Politics on a Human Scale: Historiography

front porch republic, bill kauffman

Fracking — A New Bubble for a New Year

The Triumph of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week

Carlos Slim, World's Richest Man, Profiting Off 'Obamaphones' Aimed At Helping The Poor

Richest Man Slim Cited for Profiting From Phones for Poor

Congressional Republicans want to rein in a $2.2 billion U.S. mobile-phone subsidy for the poor, saying it’s riddled with fraud and benefits the world’s richest man, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World

Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms — while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population has fallen.

Coca Cola and Warren Buffett

Coca-Cola's largest shareholding entity is Berkshire Hathaway, a company run by Omaha, Nebraska, stock-picking guru Warren Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway holds 400 million shares, or about 9% of the company, a stake valued at $31 billion


Jefferson To Chastellux Paris, Sep. 2, 1785To Chastellux Paris, Sep. 2, 1785

70 years later, Hitchcock’s Holocaust footage airs ‘Night Will Fall’ tells the story of post-war filmmakers assigned to document the Nazi brutality

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Believe it or Not, One State is Almost Entirely Responsible for All Net Job Growth Since 2007

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The History Of Global Crises Through The Eyes Of The US Dollar

Meet The Extreme Super Rich: A List Of The 80 People Who Own As Much As The World’s Poorest 3.6 Billion

spending debt

As of December 31, 2013, total consumer indebtedness was $11.52
trillion, up by 2.1% from its level in the third quarter of 2013.

Households are still the biggest investors in a market that has shrunk for three straight quarters. Total outstanding municipal debt ended 2013 at $3.671 trillion, the lowest since it ended 2008 at $3.52 trillion.


Californians received $3.2 billion in Obamacare premium subsidies

Jesse Jackson: States Are ‘Undermining the Right to Vote' With For-Profit Prisons

"Most of these states now, they're using privatized jails for two purposes: one, to disenfranchise voters, because once you’ve been to jail it’s more difficult to vote. And two, it’s a profit-making industry. So that, if you’re in jail “x” number of days, the Corrections Corporation of America gets paid. They must be guaranteed 90 percent occupancy. Jail becomes a daycare center or a homeless shelter for so many people. It’s a profit-making industry -- jails are for profit. And so the growth of the jail industry and also in many places, the jail labor force, undermines the domestic labor force.

16-year-old boy arrested in St. Petersburg killing

Oklahoma man charged in connection to ‘boredom murder’ sentenced to prison

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Graying America, Health-Care Overhaul Boosts Medical Properties

"The incredible facts are these:
1. In construction a whopping 75% of prices are related to costs for capital. Meaning that if we buy a new $100,000 home, $75,000 is lost to banks and other financiers.
2. When we buy the house with a mortgage, we will not only pay $100,000 for the house, but an additional $150,000 in interest over 30 years.

3. So we pay a total of $250,000 for a house that actually costs no more than $25,000 to build."


Or did religious orders borrow the money from money lenders to build cathedrals?or donations from the congregation, etc.? or the archbishops?

"When Pope Innocent III notified the archbishop and cathedral canons of Rouen (after internal quarreling in 1198) that each would have to allocate equally a part of their income to restore the cathedral, this regulation became generally valid. The law was first entered in the so-called Compilatio IV of Johannes Teutonicus in AD 1216, and then in the Liber Extra of Pope Gregory IX in 1234."

How Much More GDP "Growth" Will Be Due To Obamacare?

Recent data show an acceleration in spending growth in federal health spending programs, though this appears to be due mainly to the coverage expansion resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rather than increasing cost growth



Texas Indians

Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program

Crisis Chronicles: The Panic Of 1819 - America’s First Great Economic Crisis

As Fed Pauses Printing, Total World Debt Tops $100 Trillion

The Fed Won: America's 0.1% Are Now Wealthier Than The Bottom 90%

America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record

How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong Unveiling the real story behind the richest of the rich

Feds’ unemployment benefits made job recession worse: Study

The biggest corporate lay-off in history is expected within days: IBM believed to be scrapping 110,000 of its 430,000 workforce around the world

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Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report

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Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming


Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to reveal colleagues' affairs


To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

Fed likely to continue to signal mid-2015 rate hike

Monday, January 26, 2015

Contributions to an Individual

  • Revenue Ruling 62-113, states that the test in each case (whether or not deductible) is whether the organization has full control of the donated funds, and discretion as to their use, so as to ensure that they will be used to carry out its functions and purposes.

Section 170 stipulates that if a person gives an offering/donation to the church, in order to get a tax deduction the giver must relinquish control and allow the church to use it however the church best decides.

Franklin Roosevelt, My Exploited Father-in-Law (1968)

A shattered foundation African Americans who bought homes in Prince George’s have watched their wealth vanish

Obama’s Slick Lie to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

Obama is NOT offering FREE college, he is only offering 2 years free so he can grab what people have saved all their years.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Obama Will Not Attend 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Thursday, January 22, 2015

States seize cash, property from motorists

I’m A Stay-At-Home, Working Mom, And I’m Sick Of Being Insulted By The President

The 'Obama Debt' in Context

Draghi Is Pushing Boundaries of Euro Region with QE Program

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas

The Racist Origins of U.S. Family-Planning Policy

The Lusitania, Woodrow Wilson, and the Deceptions that Dragged America into World War I

The Intimate Papers Of Colonel House Into The World War (1928)

Woodrow Wilson’s Man in Paris Edward M. House knew how to play on Wilson’s emotions. ‘Discover a common hate,’ he advised, then ‘exploit it.’

‘Coronation Street’ Was New, and Prince Charles Was a Boy David Kynaston’s ‘Modernity Britain: 1957-1962’

Reconsidering Locke and the Origins of Modernity

Let’s Secede from the American Monetary Union

Texas inauguration bible may not have belonged to Sam Houston

He is so idolized by Perry that last year the governor was baptized in the small creek where Houston, who struggled with alcohol, once went to be born again.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In Search of Community

95 percent of Americans in the late-eighteenth century were farm or village people; their townships were commonly homogeneous by ethnicity and faith; and their families were patriarchal. Government, such as it was, served as an instrument of Christian social order, not personal liberation. Pennsylvania’s Declaration of Rights, for example, urged “laws for the encouragement of virtue, and prevention of vice and immorality,”

university bookman


Curried Cauliflower Soup

Don't Believe the Hype—We're Not Even Close to Full Employment Dean Baker

Of More Than 3,000 U.S. Counties, Just 65 Have Recovered From Recession, NACo Says

The German Myth: The Falsity of Germany's "Social Progress" Claims


Top 0.1% of Americans Hold as Much Wealth as Bottom 90%

Monday, January 19, 2015

C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2

C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism

The other side to the Martin Luther King story

daily mail

Nasa climate scientists: We said 2014 was the warmest year on record... but we're only 38% sure we were right

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Ron Paul: If The Fed Has Nothing To Hide, It Has Nothing To Fear

The audit revealed that between 2007 and 2008 the Federal Reserve loaned over $16 trillion — more than four times the annual budget of the United States — to foreign central banks and politically-influential private companies.

27 Facts That Show How The Middle Class Has Fared Under 6 Years Of Barack Obama

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

If You Don’t Want IU To Monitor You, Stop Saying Things They Don’t Like

Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police

What exactly does the Census Bureau spend $982 million on?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal

Jefferson asks Congress to fund Lewis and Clark, Jan. 18, 1803

On this day in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress to appropriate $2,500 — about $1.6 million in today’s dollars — to finance the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Half global wealth held by the 1%

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Married Women Are Having More Kids. Unmarried Women? Not So Much

16x24 Cooking Grill

Schlumberger to cut 9,000 employees, including in Houston

How much does the average N.J. resident pay in interest in a lifetime?

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

High school custodian provides unlikely service

Scientists balk at ‘hottest year’ claims: Ignores Satellites showing 18 Year ‘Pause’ – ‘We are arguing over the significance of hundredths of a degree’ – The ‘Pause’ continues

2014 was only the 34th warmest year on record for the lower 48 states.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Greek Debt Will Not Be Included In Bond-Buying Plan; ECB's Knot Warns QE "Distorts Markets"

benton thirty years view

Simon Heffer: Why it’s time to debunk the Churchill myth Our unquestioning idolatry of Winston Churchill prevents a true understanding of his life and career.

Obama Said to Seek 7% Budget Boost, Setting Up Fight With Congress

The new spending would mean as much as $34 billion each for the national security and domestic sides of what will be a budget of almost $4 trillion. It will be detailed in the budget proposal Obama will send to Congress on Feb. 2.

Exclusive: White House says net neutrality legislation not needed

"In terms of legislation, we don’t believe it’s necessary given that the FCC has the authorities that it needs under Title II," a White House official told Reuters. "However, we always remain open to working with anyone who shares the president's goal of fully preserving a free and open internet now and into the future."

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NH Man Pleads Guilty to Putting Boy in Dryer

Police say 27-year-old Adam Morton admitted he put his girlfriend’s son in the dryer and turned it on while he was babysitting.  The boy suffered second degree burns on his back and arms and burns and blisters on his feet.


North and South (Penguin Classics) Paperback – June 1, 1996 by Elizabeth Gaskell (Author)

Don't Blame the Whole Housing Bubble on CRA

Why Won't President Obama Prosecute Wall Street?

Adam Smith, the Greatest Self-Help Author You Have Never Read

The U.S. has more jails than colleges. Here’s a map of where those prisoners live.


Layoffs Hit The Oilpatch, With Worst Yet To Come

Carte blanche

Das Votum des Generalanwalts des Europäischen Gerichtshofs ist deutlich. Die EZB wird nun durch die Hintertür Eurobonds einführen und die Gemeinschaftshaftung weiter vorantreiben – ohne demokratische Legitimation.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Buckley's 'Modest Proposal' Would Erase 18% Of The Federal Budget

Republican Congress moves to defund Planned Parenthood

In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood quantifies the total tax money it received at $528.4 million, or 41% of its total revenue, with 327,653 abortions committed.  At a conservative estimate of $451 for the average abortion, that makes about $150 million in revenue directly from ripping children apart.  Read more:  Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

China Plans To Strip Mine The Moon For Rare Helium-3

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What Is Fascism?

"John T. Flynn writes that it is government system that accepts responsibility to make the economic system work at full energy, using the device of state-created purchasing power effected by means of government borrowing and spending...."

"Fascism is a system of social organization that recognizes and proposes to protect the capitalist system and uses the device of public spending and debt as a means of creating national income to increase employment."

Effects of the War on the Money, Banking, Credit System of the United States Benjamin Anderson

Big Star's Third - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives

End of the traditional family in America: Less than HALF of children grow up in a home with a mother and a father, study reveals

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Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 38 Straight Months

The New Freedom Woodrow Wilson Chapters 1 and 2 1913

“The Author and Signers of the Declaration” Woodrow Wilson September 1907

Did The Fed Ignite The "Irresponsibility" Of US Oil Over-Supply?

One Cheer for Gen. Petraeus

Ben Carson’s Troubling Connection For ten years, he interacted with a medical-supplement maker accused of false advertising.

HISTORY WILL EVISCERATE HIM Obama will go down as America’s Gorbachev.

He has (with others’ help, certainly) begun to emancipate the presidency from Congress’s control of the budget. In 2013, JPMorgan Chase, Obama’s most important early contributor, paid the Justice Department about $20 billion in fines (involving no high-level prosecutions), all of it redeployable by the administration

Au revoir les juifs et La France Walking while Jewish is not possible in most of Europe.

Man awakens from 12 years in 'vegetative state' 'I was aware of everything'


Monday, January 12, 2015


Letter to John Taylor Thomas Jefferson Monticello May 28, 1816

Funding I consider as limited, rightfully, to a redemption of the debt within the lives of a majority of the generation contracting it; every generation coming equally, by the laws of the Creator of the world, to the free possession of the earth he made for their subsistence, unincumbered by their predecessors, who, like them, were but tenants for life.
And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

The Transfer Agreement--25th Anniversary Edition: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Was 2014 really 'the hottest year ever’?

Both RSS and UAH agree that 2014 was far from being the hottest year ever, ranking it only sixth in the past 18 years, and that there has been no upward trend in world temperatures since 1997.

To Gideon Granger Monticello, August 13 1800

The true theory of our constitution is surely the wisest & best, that the states are independent as to everything within themselves, & united as to everything respecting foreign nations.

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

Map: How much each state relies on the federal government for revenue

Saturday, January 10, 2015

HHS execs doing good and living large, flying first class around the world


Friday, January 9, 2015

5th Circuit looks poised to strike down same-sex marriage bans


Big Star- Andy Hummel

The Peters Principle on the Middle East Conflict

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Marriage in the Balance as Appeals Court Considers Texas Case Today

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In February, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the Texas ban unconstitutional because it denied the couples equal protection under the law. Enforcement of the decision is on hold pending the appeal.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Obama to propose two free years of community college for students

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my ultimate chicken noodle soup

The invasion of America The story of Native American dispossession is too easily swept aside, but new visualisations should make it unforgettable

The Top-40 Conservative Websites: January 2015 Edition

Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Growing Oyster Mushrooms in a 5-Gallon Bucket!

sustainable tech community

The Great Pause lengthens again

2014 may set a new temperature record. So can we please stop claiming global warming has “stopped”?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Marky Ramone: Conservatives had no place at Ramones shows

Except for the guitar player:

“Yes, yes, yes,” Ramone said. “(Johnny Ramone) was Mr. Ronald Reagan

Monday, January 5, 2015

Austin to Holley

Austin to Mrs. Mary Austin Holley 1 

New Orleans, August 21, 1835. 
My Dear Cousin, 

I am, as you will see by my date, once more in the land of my birth, and 
of freedom — a word I can well appreciate. I shall leave here in a day 
or two for Texas. I wished to have taken a trip up the river, and thence 
to the north but shall have to defer it until spring. I have been so long 
absent from home, that my affairs there are behind hand, and require my 

The situation of Texas is daily becoming more and more interesting, so 
much so, that I doubt whether the Government of the United States, or that 
of Mexico, can much longer look on with indifference, or inaction. It is 
very evident that the best interests of the United States require that Texas 
should be effectually, and fully, Americanized — that is — settled by a popu- 
lation that will harmonize with their neighbors on the East, in language, 
political principles, common origin, sympathy, and even interest. Texas 

x Copy by Mrs. Holley. 


must be a slave country. It is no longer a matter of doubt. The interest 
of Louisiana requires that it should be, a population of fanatical aboli- 
tionists in Texas would have a very pernicious and dangerous influence on 
the overgrown slave population of that state. Texas must, and ought to 
become an out work on the west, as Alabama and Florida are on the East, 
to defend the key of the western world — the mouths of the Mississippi. 
Being fully Americanized under the Mexican flag, would be the same thing 
in effect, and ultimate result, as coming under the United States Flag. A 
gentle breeze shakes off a ripe peach. Can it be supposed that the violent 
political convulsions of Mexico will not shake off Texas so soon as it is 
ripe enough to fall All that is now wanting is a great immigration of 
good and efficient families, this fall and winter. Should we get such an 
emigration, especially from the western states — all is done — the peach 
will be ripe. Under this view: and it is a correct one, every man of influ- 
ence in the western States, who has the true interests of his country at heart, 
ought to use every possible exertion to induce such an immigration. They 
can get lands; now is the accepted time, and none too soon. The door 
is still open for them to come in legally. The government of Mexico can 
not complain — it has invited immigration. 

Gen: Sant[a] Anna told me he should visit Texas next month — as a friend. 
His visit is uncertain — his friendship much more so. We must rely on our- 
selves, and prepare for the worst. A large immigration will prepare us, 
give us strength, resources, everything. I do not know what may be the 
state of public feeling in Texas, but presume they mean to avoid all collision 
with Mexico if possible to do so, and be also ready to repel attacks should 
they come. This is my opinion. A great immigration from Kentucky, 
Tennessee etc, each man with his rifle or musket, would be of great use 
to us — very great indeed. If they go by sea, they must take passport from 
the Mexican Consul, comply with all the requisites of the law, and get 
legally into the country, so long as the door is legally open. Should it be 
closed it will then be time enough to force it open — if necessary. Prudence, 
and an observance of appearances must therefore be strictly attended to 
for the present. Here, I figure to myself, you start, and exclaim, "Dios 
mio; my cousin Stephen has become a very Mexican politician in hypoc- 
risy." not so; there is no hypocrisy about it. It is well known that my 
object has always been to fill up Texas with a north American population; 
and, besides, it may become a question of to be, or not to be. And in that 
event, the great law of nature — self preservation — operates, and supersedes 
all other laws. 

The cause of philanthrophy and liberty, also, will be promoted by 
Americanizing Texas. I am morally right, therefore, to do so by all pos- 
sible, honorable, means. 


In all countries, one way or another, a few men rule society. If those 
few were convinced of the great benefits that would result to the western 
world by Americanizing Texas, they would exert their influence to promote 
that object, and in so doing use such arguments as would best effect it, 
without letting anything transpire in the public prints to alarm the Mexican 
Government, or place that of the United States in the awkward necessity 
of taking any steps, as a friend of Mexico, under the treaty etc. 

If there was any way of getting at it, I should like to know what the wise 
men of the United States think the people of Texas ought to do. The 
fact is, we must, and ought to become a part of the United States. Money 
should be no consideration. The political importance of Texas to the 
great Western world, from the influence it may one day have on Louisiana, 
is so great, that it can not fail to have due weight on all reflecting men, 
and on Gen Jackson and the Senate, in particular. The more the American 
population of Texas is increased, the more readily will the Mexican Gov- 
ernment give it up, also, the more the people of Texas seem to oppose a 
separation from Mexico, the less tenacious will they be to hold it. This 
seems paradoxical, but will cease to appear so when you consider that 
strange compound the Mexican character. If Texas insisted on separating, 
and it should be given up in consequence, it would appear as if they 
yielded to force, or fear, and their national pride would be roused. They 
are a strange people, and must be studied to be managed. They have high 
ideas of National dignity should it be openly attacked, but will sacrifice 
national dignity, and national interest too if it can be done in a still way, 
or so as not to arrest public attention. "Dios Castiga el escandolo mas 
que el crimen," (God punishes the exposure more than the crime) is their 
motto. This maxim influences their morals and their politics. I learned 
it when I was there in 1822, and I now believe that if I had not always 
kept it in view, and known the power which appearances have on them, even 
when they know they are deceived, I should never have succeeded, to the 
extent I have done in Americanizing Texas. 

To conclude — I wish a great immigration this fall and winter from 
Kentucky, Tennessee, every where, passports, or no passports, any how. 
For fourteen years I have had a hard time of it, but nothing shall daunt 
my courage or abate my exertions to complete the main object of my 
labors — to Americanize Texas. This fall, and winter, will fix our fate — a 
great immigration will settle the question. 

S F Austin. 

Home Schooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bay Laurel Ice Cream Recipe


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Margaret Sanger

The Wickedness of Creating Large Families

The Failed Utopia of Gaddafi’s Libya: A Classless, Stateless Democracy?

The ultimate solution lies in abolishing the wage-system, emancipating people from its bondage and reverting to the natural laws which defined relationships before the emergence of classes.

America Is Being Transformed Into Brazil

21,000 new regulations have been enacted under Obama, and 2,375 are scheduled so far for 2015.  Congress does not have the power to stop this avalanche, and can do very little to slow it down.  Read more:  Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

At New Year's, Time To End Failed Policies

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Are Police Stealing People’s Property?

Dilemma over deductibles: Costs crippling middle class

Why buried treasure never loses its lustre

England at the time was the richest and most precociously centralised kingdom in the Latin West. But just as someone wearing diamonds in a dark back-alley is bound to attract the attention of muggers, so did the glitter of English wealth prove irresistible to Viking adventurers. In 1016, after decades spent trying to buy them off, Aethelred died exhausted and unlamented; by the end of the year, the Danes had seized the entire kingdom for themselves.

Since Obamacare, L.A. County ER visits show hospitals in 'state of flux'

Hmm ... maybe the explanation is that people would rather go to a private hospital than a public one ... so long as someone else is paying.
"The county's three large public hospitals, which historically have cared for many uninsured patients, recorded a 9% drop in such cases. At the same time, several private hospitals reported double-digit percentage increases in outpatient visits, the analysis found.
What the uneven and changing usage patterns mean — and whether they signal the beginning of a long-term rearrangement of how patients will seek treatment — is not yet clear."

Friday, January 2, 2015

Federal judge's ruling makes Florida the 36th state where gay marriage is legal

The Man Who Would Be King… of Texas

He saw a cotton and mineral country without tariff restrictions, sending raw materials to England in exchange for manufactured products. England liked this and her agents began to talk turkey with Texans. The U. S. Congress, alarmed lest the “golden moment to obtain Texas” be lost, adopted in 1845 a resolution to annex Texas.

Nearly half of Brits on prescription drugs – report

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Francis Schaeffer: "Ferguson"

The Dark Heart Of This Shape-Shifting World: Quantitative Easing

old postcards

Planned Parenthood performed 327K abortions in fiscal 2014: ‘We’ve come a long way’