American & Canadian Politics
NEWSFederal Agencies Should Be Banned from Turning Criminals Over to Sanctuary Cities!
By John Lillpop --American Politics
Recent events in the offensive city of San Francisco confirm what many have known for a long while: Ultra-liberal cities, like Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco, must not be trusted with protecting the welfare of citizenry against dangerous criminals. This is so because bleeding heart types almost always become enamored of the criminal while ignoring the victim(s).
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsBritish Columbia’s Carbon Tax and “Leakage” Into the U.S.
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
In the U.S. debate over a carbon tax, one of the alleged smoking guns is the experience of British Columbia. The Canadian province established a C$10/ton carbon tax in 2008, which was ramped up gradually until maxing out at C$30/ton (or US$24/ton with current exchange rates) in July 2012. This works out to about 6.7 CDN cents per liter of gasoline, or about 21 US¢ per gallon. The tax is quite broad, with the BC government claiming its “carbon tax applies to virtually all emissions from burning fuels, which accounts for an estimated 70 per cent of total emissions in British Columbia.”
Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation
By John W. Whitehead --American Freedom
“Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.”—Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly
Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.
On Social Security, we could follow the examples of Chile and Canada . . .
By Herman Cain --American Politics
Greece should be sparking more talk about how we address the runaway spending in this country, which is due in large part to the dysfunctionality of our Social Security system. Now I am not going to propose anything about cutting your Social Security benefits, which is what the Democrats scream about every time someone brings up this problem. They don’t want anyone to consider real solutions to this problem.
Whoa: Repeal of medical device tax may have veto-proof support
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
Say this for ObamaCare: It certainly is a resilient piece of horrible legislation. No matter how many people want it either changed in part or repealed in full, it just keeps on keeping on without any real changes at all - unless, of course, the White House decides to unilaterally change what the law says. (And why not, since neither Congress nor the Supreme Court will do anything about it?) It goes to show just how much you can accomplish as president when you don’t care about the constitutional limits of your authority, and the voters don’t care about that either.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsTexas Clerk Refuses to Issue Licenses for Same-Sex Marriage
By Liberty Counsel --American Freedom
Irion County, TX - Citing the Constitution and natural law, elected clerk for Irion County, Texas, Molly Crimer has vowed to stand for natural marriage. Referring to the opinion of five lawyers regarding marriage, Crimer said: “To keep my oath to uphold the Constitution, I must reject this ruling that I believe is lawless….I have to stand for the Constitution and the rule of law.” Liberty Counsel is offering Ms. Crimer pro bono counsel.
Uh-oh… The New York Times notices that ObamaCare is causing insurance rates to soar
By Robert Laurie --American Healthcare
There have been plenty of stories about the ways in which ObamaCare is driving up healthcare costs. All across the country, we’ve seen double digit insurance rate hikes and soaring premiums. It’s nothing new, and conservatives have been warning that this would be the case since long before the unpopular law was rammed down America’s throat.
State Dept. withholding content of Obama/Hillary call from night of Benghazi attack
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
Some of us remember that Barack Obama jetted off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas on the night our consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists associated with Al Qaeda. Now you might be able to offer this defense of the president: He can do his job from anywhere. He has communication capabilities wherever he goes, and he has the freedom to use them any time he wants.
The best renewable energy investment
By Marita Noon --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
When you read a headline such as one from CNBC touting “Solar power’s stunning growth,” realize that it’s thanks to you—even if you’ve never even thought of putting solar panels on your roof or live in an apartment where you couldn’t install them if you wanted to. If you live in the United States, vote, pay taxes, and get your electricity from a utility company, you’ve helped the solar power industry. You support the solar industry through a variety of tax and regulatory policies—voted in by politicians you elected—that favor it over other lower-cost forms of electricity generation.
Answer the WHY? of it all
By Sarge --Christianity - Religion
Christopher R Weiss · Top Commenter · Okemos, Michigan
The most important thing about being an atheist is understanding that this life matters. It is not a test for the afterlife, it is not a trial built by some god, and it is not just a bridge to a better life. For the religious, this life is ephemeral, meaningless, and empty. The only thing for this life for the religious is to follow the rules so you can hopefully do better after you die. This is the ultimate degradation of life. What matters is your life now. What matters is the people you know now. What matters is what you do now, and not what you hope to be forgiven for later.
Beware of stage 1 thinking policy makers
By Yoram Ettinger --American Politics
National security and foreign policy makers should study a critical lesson of the medical profession: The failure to think beyond the stage 1 effect of painkillers may solve short-term problems, but will trigger long-term health risks: addiction, organ damage, nausea, headaches, dizziness, memory impairment and decreased cognitive performance.
Disregarding Reality, Yet Again: The Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry Report
By INSS--Pnina Sharvit Baruch, Keren Aviram --World News
The report by the Commission of Inquiry appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine the events surrounding Operation Protective Edge was published on June 22, 2015. As expected, the report criticizes Israel, concluding that its military operations violated the laws of armed conflict and expressing concern regarding the possible commission of war crimes.
UK Chancellor To Abolish Coalition’s Green Tax Target
By Guest Column--Dr. Benny Peiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. Officials admitted that so-called “green” energy schemes will require a staggering £9 billion a year in subsidies – paid for by customers – by 2020. The Chancellor believes the figures demonstrate the need to rein in the cost of policies to tackle climate change.
Email Dumps Continue to Undermine Clinton Candidacy
By Roger Aronoff--and Bethany Stotts --American Politics
Hillary Clinton’s reputation is taking repeated blows as the drip, drip, drip of email productions from her private email server draw attention to her many lies. The Obama administration has admitted that she did not, in fact, turn over all the necessary emails from her private mail server to the government. It also has released nearly 3,000 pages of emails implicating members of the Obama administration in their own lies
Gov. Bobby Jindal to Hannity – “I invite Americans to join a cause, not a campaign”
By Rev. Michael Bresciani --American Politics
In a remarkable full one hour interview with Sean Hannity on the evening of July 3, 2015 Governor Bobby Jindal (R) Louisiana presented his case for why Americans should “join a cause” instead of a campaign. In a detailed and fully articulate explanation, void of pauses and obfuscation, Jindal masterfully answered all of Hannity’s questions.
Time for Civil Disobedience, Christians
By Matt Barber --American Politics
“Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”
– John 15:20
The push back has begun. Christian business owners, lawyers, parents, judges, county clerks, organizations, universities, hospitals, adoption agencies and other individuals and groups have been given an ultimatum by five unelected,
unaccountable liberals in Washington, D.C.: “You must now obey us and disobey God. You must pretend, with us, that sin-based same-sex ‘marriage’ is an actual thing.”
The Problematic Scenarios in Syria: The Choices Facing Israel
By INSS--Udi Dekel, Omer Einav --World News
The current balance of power in Syria is influenced by the three-pronged constellation in the Middle East, marked by the Iranian-led Shiite axis; the Saudi-led Sunni axis; and the Salafi jihadi elements, which constitute a third pole in the equation. Syria today is the primary battleground, and all the interested parties are represented there, including groups belonging to the Shiite axis; groups belonging to the Sunni camp – among them global jihadi elements such as the Islamic State; world powers such as Russia and the United States; minority groups fighting for their lives, such as the Kurds, the Druze, and the Alawites; and the countries sharing common borders with Syria.