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The Man Who Called It Right
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Evans

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Jim Capretta saw the Obamacare debacle coming when it was months away. On July 5, the Obama administration released a 600 page regulation announcing a one-year delay in part of Obamacare’s implementation. States would not have to check the income of people applying for subsidies, according to the administration’s guidance. The administration simply would not be ready in time. “This announcement is another indicator—as if we needed one—of the complete fiasco that is Obamacare implementation,” Capretta wrote the following Monday for the Weekly Standard. It wasn’t the first delay, as a few days earlier the administration had let all big businesses off the

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This is the man who quietly sat, waiting to get a word in, while Ezekiel Emanuel smugly told Fox News Sunday that we are all wrong, everything is all right and there is nothing to worry about with Obamacare.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/10/2013 6:03:48 AM     (No. 9606511)

The postponement would have fallen at the wrong time in the election cycle. Plus you attack the weakest of the herd first.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noparallel, 11/10/2013 6:41:43 AM     (No. 9606526)

There´s also Betsy McCaughey. She´s been right, too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: philsner, 11/10/2013 6:52:44 AM     (No. 9606535)

Are you kidding me?

Obamacare is nothing more than a symptom of what we conservatives knew before Jim Wright´s and Bill Ayers´ buddy Barry Sotero was elected!

Now the chickens have come home to roost! This guy is 5 years late to the party!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 11/10/2013 7:32:50 AM     (No. 9606566)

"I think the country needs a more flexible, consumer driven, decentralized approach to this, not trying to centralize all decision-making in HHS,” Capretta said.

Ya think? Isn´t that the whole crux of the matter? We already had "consumer driven, decentralized" health care but Obamacare destroyed that. Now, Capretta says, we should get it back. The only way to do that is to defund O´Care, repeal it or radically change it so that people who don´t want it don´t have to have it. It will then collapse because of non-participation. That´s what the mandates do -- they mandate people participate and that is the sticking point.

How much damage is already done to market-based insurance is considerable, but it´s repairable. This horrible law needs to go away. If it doesn´t, we´re sunk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubby, 11/10/2013 7:42:38 AM     (No. 9606580)

#4 Great post your rant is exactly how I feel. Just treat obamacare the way the civil rights protesters dealt with the Jim Crow laws. There has to be some push back from "we the people" on a grand scale or obamacare will be set in stone by the Democrats, elite GOP and the Rinos. The professional politicians in DC could care less about what we want. As long as they get their donations from lobbyists and big corporations they will continue to ignore us.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 11/10/2013 7:56:55 AM     (No. 9606591)

What #4 said.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/10/2013 8:07:16 AM     (No. 9606605)

For those of you familiar with my posts on this subject, I have been saying exactly the same things for months. (I am in the system development business.) The project as conceived is too massive, too complex due to politically conceived regulations, and too dependent on currently non-integrated public and private systems to work in the near future. Therefore:

1) the healthcare.gov site will take YEARS, not weeks or months to redesign and get to a fully working state
2) the administration will kludge a partially working solution that will only handle some minor functions online, and will require other offline processes, not all of which will work
3) they will nevertheless announce that it´s working and still not back off the requirement for individuals to comply with the law
4) the more people somehow get far enough to discover what this will really cost them, and the more people who get notices of losing their current plans, the greater the pressure will build to kill Obamacare in the election year 2014
5) bottom line: Obamacare is doomed to fail

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/10/2013 8:08:38 AM     (No. 9606607)

Five months ago is no big deal.

Many including myself at the time the Marxist democrats passed this law we were yelling it was a disaster intended to subvert healthcare so badly that only government single payer healthcare would save the people.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/10/2013 8:09:33 AM     (No. 9606610)

Oppose Obiecare like the anti-war protesters opposed the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s. Make the opposition become second-nature and a way of life. To the point that it becomes inbred within all of us.

It took the anti-war protesters 4 to 5 years to disrupt and prevail. These liberals of the time had a dim-controlled congress whose opinion was the war should go on. But, despite Lyndon Johnson, congress eventually threw in the towel and Nixon was the one to bring the troops home. Not that I ever condone surrender in war, just recalling the history.

Today, we have a different kind of a war that is raging - the survival of our own culture. The radical left values Obiecare as their main weapon. Our weapon is values and self-respect. We are in it for the long haul for the next 4 to 5 years, right, , ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 11/10/2013 8:34:10 AM     (No. 9606646)

A clear picture of the O´Fibber style of progress was formed in 2008 when billions of dollars in stimulus money hit the streets and you saw those ugly green and orange signs spring up by every ditch that was dug along remote stretches of highway. They just screamed, "Look at me! Look at all of this shovel-ready work being done!" Nothing has changed in five years. He is still spending billions and we are getting nothing in return.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bpl40, 11/10/2013 8:41:14 AM     (No. 9606654)

The 0bamacare launch is like a bungled robbery. Not necessarily bad news. All talk of civil disobedience is fine but not practical when the enemy occupies the Senate and the Executive with support of 47% LoFos who couldn´t care less. Voter education before the. ´14 and ´16 elections is the only real way out. You wouldn´t convince everyone, but enough will turn.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mws50, 11/10/2013 8:43:51 AM     (No. 9606660)

I agree with #8s fifth point, but I totally disagree with the first point. It will be impossible to create a fully working webpage without a major re-write of the law. The way obamacare is written, it MUST fail. You simply cannot make a Utopian fantasy work in the real world.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/10/2013 8:44:33 AM     (No. 9606661)

How bad is this Communist medical scam ? It´s as evil as the Berlin Wall, the symbol of death, instant death if you crossed it. And it took one guy to shout, "TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!" Ronald Reagan, the one solid anti Communist in Washington. Ronald Reagan, the one man in Washington disliked by all press and TV media and Washington´s elite precisely because he came to Washington as a committed anti Communist.

When Hollywood Communists were summoned to the House Un American Activities, to be questioned about their memberships in the American Communist Party (in fact, financed by soviet dictator Josef Stalin), Ronald Reagan, along with very few others, spoke out openly against Communism. Not the chic thing to do. Like John Wayne, Adolph Menjou, Charlton Heston, Reagan was disliked by Hollywood´s leftist elites. So, Reagan´s daring Berlin Wall challenge then is precisely what we need now. One person like a Ted Cruz, simply steps up and identifies this entire scheme as totalitarian COMMUNIST driven !

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Avogadra, 11/10/2013 8:58:54 AM     (No. 9606677)

#4 continues to post the same thing, over and over and over. He/she does get lots of likes though.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 11/10/2013 9:00:06 AM     (No. 9606679)

The man who called it "right"? Sen. Enzi, Wyoming, had it right on the Senate floor back in 2010. The Dems voted him down. They, the Dems, totally own this fiasco. Do not let them forget it, 2014 and 2016.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/10/2013 9:07:14 AM     (No. 9606689)

Before this terrible piece of junk law was passed by the Democrats at midnight a few years back, we were told it was needed because there were so many millions who could not get health insurance.

I could not understand that argument because several decades ago, because of divorce, I applied for and received Medicaid to cover myself and my children. My pediatrician remained the same, but did get a different dentist who was on the welfare list and was really bottom of the barrel. Worked it out, got out of it in a couple of months and got private insurance again.

Now, is Medicaid part of ObamaCare´s insurance options? Why did they not leave it the way it was before when I got on Medicaid, with people having private insurance and those who could not afford it, getting on Medicaid. Another totally illogical move by these people - similar to cash for clunkers that makes no sense
and only causes disruptions in people´s lives.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/10/2013 9:17:03 AM     (No. 9606697)

Of course, ObamaCare has caused so many people to lose their jobs that I guess that the people who need or will need Medicaid just grows and grows. Something so bad about all of this.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gone2pot, 11/10/2013 9:17:08 AM     (No. 9606698)

#4, et al, if you deal solely in Bitcoins, cash and/or gold and do not have a bank account of any kind, your plan could work. Unfortunately, if you have a bank account, the IRS WILL garnish it for the fine AND the cost of a bronze plan. That´s in the law and it´s there for the very purpose of masses of people trying not to sign up. Just like our current social programs (SNAP, public housing, other subsidies, etc) mask the current depression we are in, Obamacare will simply overcome any revolt by robbing everyone who resists of their labor automatically, no fuss, no muss, no agents, easy-peazy. The IRS as the ACA´s electronic rep will simply take your money and the fine for not signing up and enroll you in a bronze plan of its choice. The only people who can resist like you are suggesting are the stars of the Alaska reality show or those truly off the grid. Oh yeah, there is also provision in the law to take your property (land, cars) as well. Hence the need for IRS agents learning how to fire assault weapons. But the good news is you can keep your current plan and your doctor if your plan hasn´t changed after the law was passed, or some such nonsense.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/10/2013 9:17:12 AM     (No. 9606699)

#4, do you have anything fresh to offer? That comment has been posted more than a dozen times.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/10/2013 9:25:08 AM     (No. 9606712)

With all due respect, those of us who paid attention to the legislation prior to it´s passage into law were well aware it was not a viable product. Remember? Additional Medicaid funds to bribe La and Neb - pre/determined funding data sent to the CBO to keep the cost under $1T ( why that particular number is a mystery ) - lies to the 7 Senators ( Bart Stupak ) about abortion )to get their yes vote- $700B+ moved out of Medicare - almost everything front loaded -that is- pay for 4 years before most benefits were initiated- adding 30-45 million ( a moving number ) to the rolls with promise that there would be sufficient providers and no additional expenses - myriad hidden taxes in the law to cover the additional costs of expanded treatment- the promise that the average family premium cost would be reduced by up to $2500 annually ( yes- $2 is part way ´up to´ = in Obama´s legal mind )- when in fact it was an impossibility to add massive expenses and at the same time decrease costs - the complex and convoluted mechanics of full time/part time/ waivers/exemptions/ etc- mandating the reimbursement of contraceptive materials completely contrary to many folk´s religious
practices- and the list goes on- and then the President unilaterally, illegally, with no authority - making changes to the law to suit his ideological whims- a total totalitarian disaster- informed individuals did not just become aware of the harm this law would do a few months ago- we thought so from the beginning-

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Passion, 11/10/2013 9:48:03 AM     (No. 9606732)

THE man who called it right? Puh-leeeze……Sarah Palin called it right…almost every decent talk show host called it right…most columnist at Brietbart and Amerian Thinker and American Spectator and so on called it right. Anyone and everyone who is part of the 20-30 million person conservative base more or less called it right.

Only some of the conservatives inside the beltway, like Krauthammer and Will and so on, missed it….

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Reply 22 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 11/10/2013 10:08:53 AM     (No. 9606752)

We are in a time where calm is needed regarding Obamacare.

Americans can actively engage in passive resistance. Americans should just do nothing, very simple.

1. We do not go to the enrollment web site and created an account;

2. We do not go to any Obamacare center to fill out any forms, ask questions or make any payments;

3. Have no contact with the IRS and send no forms or money to them for Obamacare.

Obamacare will crumble under its own weight if Americans just do nothing. Do not rent Obamacare any more space in your head. For Americans, Obamacare should be a done deal, take no action period.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/10/2013 10:15:59 AM     (No. 9606762)

Too late to Repeal.

ObamaCare has derailed the healthcare train. But, it is still grinding along down the tracks and has not yet come to a stop. Hospitals and Medical Practices are still going to go broke. Hell, all Doctors in Vermont are going to have their salaries decided by a state committee.

It´s over. Done. Dying.

The only question is what can rise from the ashes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/10/2013 10:42:16 AM     (No. 9606802)

#4, posting the same thing over and over will eventually get you banned from the site. While I agree with what you say, seeing it 30 or so times over the last month is getting tedious.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/10/2013 10:42:43 AM     (No. 9606803)

FTA " .. Jim Capretta saw the Obamacare debacle coming when it was months away. .."

Seriously?

You couldn´t see this coming in 2011?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: herder elwood, 11/10/2013 11:09:13 AM     (No. 9606829)

#20 I have seen a lot of your posts.....is there anything "fresh" from you?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 11/10/2013 12:51:42 PM     (No. 9606931)

James Capretta has been criticizing Obamacare and predicting that it will be a disaster since well before the bill was passed, and anyone who has been seriously following the Obamacare trainwreck knows it. He has appeared regularly on Bill Bennett´s morning show, and written several articles for the Weekly Standard, for example.
The author of this article does him a disservice by cherry-picking a statement made 5 months ago and leading the article with it. I wish some of the commenters here would read and understand articles before commenting on them.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/10/2013 12:52:32 PM     (No. 9606932)

I think that Obama is a lot more likely to propose a mend it don´t end it ploy as a political "fix" to Obama Care by trying to greatly expand the government subsidy ceiling to include a lot more people, thus probably doubling the cost of the subsidies, then he is to go along with any attempt to repeal Obama Care.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/10/2013 1:16:14 PM     (No. 9606948)

#8 ~ the only single business entity in America that has to deal with everybody in some way is USPS.

I rewrote their primary rule book for use by the public ~ the Domestic Mail Manual. Many others have worked in that body of regulatory wonderment as well. Before me a fellow named Jack Mercer rewrote the Post Office Manual and turned it into the Postal Service Manual. Someone between his last scribble and my first one converted the PSM to the DMM.

It´s only 500 pages! The legislation behind the agency is maybe 24 pages. There´s a Constitutional clause that goes "post offices and post roads" ~

Easiest thing in the world to do is to EXPAND a regulation. But that would be the wrong thing to do.

BTW, I rode herd on the DMM for a good long while ~ almost went blind. But I did the ASM, the POM, and a couple of other major works ~ everything but the Personnel Manual.

All of them were of reasonable size, able to be used without an index, and written in plain speech.

Let me contrast this with ObamaKKKare ~ No Constitutional clause at all.

Well darn. I think we have our first major problem. ObamaKKKare isn´t in there ~ then there´s over 20,000 pages of regulations ~ remember, that DMM, serves everybody, it´s got 500.

Their legislation is between 2000 and 2800 pages depending on how you count them ~ USPS´ is bout 24 pages!

It´s hard enough keeping USPS operating ~ OBAMAKKKARE is doomed by its inate cumbersomness.

Let´s show that again:
Constitutional.............. USPS ........... ObamaKKKare
Clause.............................1............................0
Public ...........................500 pages........20,0000 pages
Rules(in CFR)
Legislative.......................24.....................2,000 pages
Pages (In USC)
People Served.............320,000,000......69,000,000

Congress screwed up big time with ObamaKKKare.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: mambo 5, 11/10/2013 2:35:31 PM     (No. 9607015)

go to guy? heck the average American who reviewed this and followed the process could tell you way back when that the minimum benefit packaging was going to cause this problem with increased insurance cost.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/10/2013 3:26:08 PM     (No. 9607046)

Actually, most people called it right back in ´93 or so when Hillarycare was up for debate.

All anyone has to do is look at the NHS in Britain, where the Liverpool Pathway (death panels) is in effect, and Canada, where numerous Canadians cross the border to get operations they can´t get in Canada. By the way, two of my family´s doctors are Canadians, who left to get away from their country´s health system.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/10/2013 4:36:30 PM     (No. 9607093)

Once the Kommunists like O-Bomber have their way with our once-great nation...

The publication providing this article will no doubt be called by a new name...

"Washington Free Bacon"...

Regardless of who is bringing home the bacon,
it´ll be free...
Right?

Must be the true meaning of...
"Free-Dumb."

And, perhaps you, like many others, were completely unaware why we had an
entire era of so many...
"Free-Dumb Marchers"
or maybe they were styled as...
"Free-Dumb Riders"...
Whatever.

Now ya know.

Vilkommen...
to das New Era of...
AmeriKan Free-Dumb Voters.
Ya get whatcha vote for.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: strike3, 11/10/2013 5:18:33 PM     (No. 9607112)

Sarah Palin called it right in 2008, right after this scam was announced. For a "stupid" woman, she sure has some fine insight. If you want to give away healthcare to thirty million new patients, you need to let a few old timers just lie there and die.

I think #4 is stuck in Groundhog Day. Every day he wakes up is a fine day for the same rant.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Starlady, 11/10/2013 7:18:45 PM     (No. 9607179)

#19, actually ,the IRS CANNOT garnish anything but your refund from overpaid taxes to penalize you if you don´t buy Obamacare. That´s the law, read it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 11/11/2013 5:27:52 AM     (No. 9607398)

Yes, #19 is incorrect on all the IRS info. All they can take is a refund offset. The fine will continue to accrue interest, but there is NO garnishment, bank account seizures etc. Tax attorneys are screaming at people to stop scaring people into thinking they need to send money in to the IRS for this debacle. And after they make the full cost of your health insurance fully taxable...see item dd on your W2... probably in 2014, refunds will be significantly reduced for a huge segment of people still getting a check and coverage from an employer.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: kiwikit, 11/11/2013 8:17:40 AM     (No. 9607568)

Could we possibly go back to the time when we paid directly for health care? Insurance for catastrophic only and no paperwork for doctors. Just like the days before the guvment foisted this insurance on us during WW II. Doctor bills would probably be cut by at least 50% if they didn´t have any forms to fill in for insurance and people would go to doctors only when necessary if they had to put out their own money for it.

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Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had an op-ed piece in the Washington Post a couple of days ago that still has my brain doing backflips. He claims that, “Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the wisdom of such rules and to evaluate the costs and benefits that rule changes can be expected to produce.” Stevens certainly did not believe this when he signed onto decisions overturning Texas’s sodomy law, or when arguing that state laws limiting abortion were unconstitutional, or when striking down Louisiana’s death penalty for raping a child (this is

‘No More, Mrs. Obama:’ Texas Students Launch
Movement to Stand Up to FLOTUS Over School Lunch
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/12/2014 1:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Students are fed up with the meager portion sizes and bland taste of Michelle Obama-mandated school lunches. They’ve stunned their parents and the rest of America with pictures like this:(Snip for photos and tweets)Now, some Texas teens are taking it a step further. The students, who are part of their high school’s Turning Point USA chapter, are launching a #LunchMovement with one simple message: “No More, Mrs. Obama.” The Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act has been in effect for a few years now. Yet, it seems to have done just the opposite of its stated intent. Kids aren’t getting enough to eat

Casino lawsuit claims gambler won
$9.6M in baccarat card-cheating scheme
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/12/2014 1:03:53 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J – An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world. The lawsuit alleges Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards in baccarat. The technique gave him an unfair advantage on four occasions between April and October 2012, the casino asserted in its lawsuit. The



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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
Request for Meeting With Obama

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
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Obama decries ‘bogus’
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 8:18:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let´s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said. Obama

Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
Federal government backs down and
says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on


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