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You were warned: Obama's layoff bomb goes BOOM!
Michelle Malkin
by Michelle Malkin
November 8, 2012

This is just the beginning.

In case you missed it, Boeing announced massive layoffs and facilities closures yesterday. More: Small business owners are dropping the axe as they brace for the costs and burdens of Obamacare. In case you missed it, I reported on Obama's layoff bomb last week...

You WILL Be Proselytized
The Real Revo
by Bman
July 15, 2011

So what happens, when you are a police captain, and refuse to attend the "Police Appreciation Day", an event sponsored by The Islamic Society of Tulsa?

Why, you get punished by being demoted, being docked 2 weeks pay, and told you will not be eligible for promotion. That is what happened to Captain Paul Fields, who is Christian, and decided to opt out of the event, (I am surprised that they didn't demand that he receive sensitivity training as well...at least they haven't yet.) In fact, many officers had that option initially because it was a voluntary to attend. But after systemic disinterest the superiors in the department made the day mandatory.

You're a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World - How to Not Get Caught
bananas.liberty.me
by David Montgomery
December 30, 2015

I was in Amsterdam when the Snowden story broke. CNN was non-stop asking politicians and pundits, "Is Edward Snowden a traitor?" Those who said he betrayed America also said something else: Mass surveillance is only an issue if you're a criminal.

The Snowden story hit me upon my return from - of all places on earth - the Secret Annex of the Anne Frank House. The Secret Annex is where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years. It was during this period of hiding in terror that Anne wrote her world-famous diary. In it she confided, "I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met."

You're a Racist. And You're a Racist! And You're a Racist!
Big Journalism
by Evan Pokroy
April 28, 2011

There are Kool-Aid drinkers and then there is Ed Schultz. Even in the liberal bastion of MSNBC, the depth of his Obama worship stands out. He also doesn't have a very solid grasp of irony.

With Donald Trump's first attack on Obama's legitimacy finally coming to naught, Mr. Schultz feels the need to double down. He had some comments to make about the President and The Donald. Clearly Schultz has decided random statements are an effective substitute for coherent arguments.

You're Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist
cato-at-liberty.org
by Jim Harper
August 10, 2012

It got a lot of attention this morning when I tweeted, "You're Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist." It's been quickly retweeted dozens of times, indicating that the idea is interesting to many people.

So let's discuss it in more than 140 characters. In case it needs saying: Police officers are unlike terrorists in almost all respects. Crucially, the goal of the former, in their vastest majority, is to have a stable, peaceful, safe, law-abiding society, which is a goal we all share. The goal of the latter is ... well, it's complicated. I've cited my favorite expert on that, Audrey Kurth Cronin, here and here and here. Needless to say, the goal of terrorists is not that peaceful, safe, stable society. I picked up the statistic from a blog post called: "Fear of Terror Makes People Stupid," which in turn cites the National Safety Council for this and lots of other numbers reflecting likelihoods of dying from various causes. So dispute the number(s) with them, if you care to.

You're so predictable: the AV vulnerability that bypasses mitigations
blog.ensilo.com
by Tomer Bitton
December 8, 2015

Our research team exposed a critical security vulnerability appearing in various Anti-Virus (AV) products which has the potential to turn the Anti-Virus to an attack-enabler tool.

This issue is not necessarily constrained to security solutions, but potentially to any intrusive application such as data leak prevention (DLP) and performance monitoring solutions.

Young Black Panther Supporter Warns He Could 'Exercise' His Second Amendment Right
theblaze.com
September 26, 2011

Here's the irony about the Constitution: it doesn't matter if you believe in it or fully accept it, it still protects you. That's the case with one Black Panther supporter at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

During an exchange with a Constitution-loving student on campus on Sept. 16, the Black Panther supporter said that he could "exercise" his 2nd Amendment right against his fellow student while also admitting later that he doesn't actually believe in the Constitution. It all happened while Phil Cleary was passing out Constitutions in honor of Constitution Day. Campusreform.org (which calls Cleary a "conservative) reports he had a table of literature promoting Western Civilization (and his group Youth for Western Civilization) and was engaging students and faculty on the topic. While doing that he had conversation with someone the site identifies as Blair Jordan Moses, the young man with a soft spot for the Black Panthers. And Cleary got it on video.

Young Man Dies in Prison as Guards Ignore his Pleas to See the Nurse
thefreethoughtproject.com
November 9, 2013

Michael Saffioti suffered from an extreme dairy allergy. On July 3rd, 2012 Mr. Saffioti ate something in prison that set this allergy off.

He tried to tell the guards about his negative reaction but they refused to take action. He pleaded with guards to see the nurse, but instead was told to go to his cell. Saffioti, knowing that this reaction could kill him was jumping up and down in his cell pleading with the guards to bring him to the nurse. He was ignored. Thirty minutes later he was found unconscious in his cell, and pronounced dead shortly after. This neglect by the guards is criminal. Ignoring a man as he dies in his cell takes a special kind of sicko.

Young Ron Paul supporters express support for Gary Johnson, say Romney, Obama the same
redalertpolitics.com
September 15, 2012

Mitt Romney is just not going to cut it for many of Ron Paul's devoted legion of young followers.

Most of the Ron Paul supporters approached by Red Alert Politics Friday night at the Liberty Political Action Conference in Chantilly, Va., said they could not see many differences between Romney and President Obama. Their general consensus was that Romney is a weak candidate who has not effectively made his case. Libertarian candidate Gov. Gary Johnson seemed to be the choice of many. They seemed undeterred by suggestions that a vote for anyone other than Romney equals a vote for Obama as they exited the ballroom where Paul had just finished speaking.

Young voters not so hot for Obama now?
Hot Air
by Jazz Shaw
December 31, 2011

Ever since I was a young(er) man, I've heard about the coming wave of young voters who were ready to "rock the vote" and change the world.

Sadly, while this was predicted every four years, it rarely happened. The youth vote tended to raise their voices loudly for the media but failed to deliver on election day. That changed to a certain extent in 2008, though, when they turned out in fairly impressive numbers for Barack Obama. So are they gearing up for a similar showing in the coming year? At least according to one analysis, not so much.

     

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