It would appear as though, not only does Big Brother own our wallets, they apparently own much of our land too. - Dale
NEVADA: Turtles and cows have absolutely no relevance to the situation in Nevada. Does the Constitution make provision for the federal government to own and control “public land”? This is the only question we need to consider. Currently, the federal government “owns” approximately 30% of the United States territory. The majority of this federally owned land is in the West. For example, the feds control more than 80% of Nevada and more than 55% of Utah. The question has been long debated. At the debate’s soul is Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2 of the Constitution, which is know as the “Property Clause”. Proponents of federal expansion on both sides of the political aisle argue that this clause provides warrant for the federal government to control land throughout the United States.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States….
As usual, the political hack who currently holds the top seat in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid, has dirty hands, and MAY have been involved in calling off the 'federal dogs,' so that no news outlet would dig deeper, and find Dirty Harry was involved. - Dale
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
NEW YORK – When Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy refused to take his cattle off land the federal government demanded for the habitat of an endangered desert tortoise, it focused the nation’s attention on an arena Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have preferred to be kept quiet.
An investigative report published last week by Infowars.com drew a connection between Senate Majority Leader Reid’s involvement with Chinese energy giant ENN, Chinese efforts to build massive solar facilities in the Nevada desert and the showdown between Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, or BLM.
Clive Bundy's full speech video is at the end of the article.
No offense, Mister President, but you are either a completely inept buffoon, OR you are a very smart man on a mission to topple the entire U.S. system and way of life before you leave office. I, for one, do not think you are dumb! - Dale
If you own a company and want to relocate to another part of the country, Obama wants you to know that you have no right to decide where that location will be. Obama wants you to know that only a labor union can make that decision. You have no say in the matter.
At least, that is what Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) wants to do with a new rule that would give unions veto power over where a company re-opens its doors.
The goal, of course, is to destroy the economies of right-to-work states and force them to allow destructive unions to hold sway over their business sector or risk economic ruin.
Since the beginning of time, people have been telling lies that they believe are justifiable. For instance, it's worth preserving family comity by telling your mom you love her meatloaf as it sprouts legs and walks away from you on the table. Any day now, explorers are going to discover a drawing scrawled on the wall of a prehistoric cave that loosely translates to "those pants don't make your butt look big."
It was Plato who brought the idea of the "noble lie" into political philosophy. In "The Republic," Plato describes Socrates' telling of the "three metals" lie in order to maintain the social stratification of society. According to Socrates, God had put gold, silver and iron into each individual's soul, and which metal a person had in his soul determined his lot in life, without exception. (So, in modern parlance, Socrates was essentially the Paula Deen of ancient Greece.)
One good piece of news: At least the mainstream media is no longer referring to Al Sharpton as (da) 'reverend.' Aside from that, this shows me that these dirty little people will do or say ANYTHING to sway uninformed citizens (or, in their case, NON-citizens as well) to support their perverted causes. - Dale
The president of the grassroots organization at the center of the recent IRS scandal says she believes the rabbit trail will lead to the “highest offices in the land.” Former IRS official Lois Lerner may soon be facing a contempt of Congress citation and even criminal prosecution for her role in directing unlawful scrutiny toward conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status, but the biggest bombshell of the week is the revelation that Lerner’s office shared sensitive tax information with the top Democrat on the committee investigating the scandal
It would appear that the so-called "mainstream media (??)" has already written us off. Once again, it is time for "WE, THE PEOPLE" to flex our united muscles and, for the sake of what is left of our country, show them that (LIKE IT OR NOT) -- WE, THE PEOPLE, are still in control. - Dale
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers with strong ties to the Tea Party movement have gained a toehold in the U.S. Senate but it appears they might have difficulty expanding their numbers this year.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are among those associated with the conservative, grassroots drive that has proved influential within Republican Party politics in a relatively short period of time. But a review of upcoming Senate contests reveals that more establishmentarian Senate candidates maintain an edge – at least to this point – heading into the primary season.
Conservative disaffection for the manner in which mainstream Republicans are confronting President Obama and his policies, coupled with ongoing spending issues, have resulted in a higher than usual number of challenges to GOP incumbents.
Excuse me, but if you are a boy or girl fighting your gender identity, I think the majority of Americans would support you -- BUT -- when you have to use the bathroom, GO where everybody else with the same hardware goes. Your insane California legislators are not doing you (or other students) any favors. They could not care less about YOU. They are just doing what career hacks always do -- looking for additional voters for their next reelection. - Dale
The state of California is trying to conceal the names of voters who signed a petition to hold a referendum on the controversial “coed school-bathroom bill,” according to a legal team challenging the state. The law allows public school students to choose which gender-specific bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams to utilize based not on biology but on their “self-identified gender.”
The law would not even require students to verify that they have a diagnosed gender orientation problem to school officials before they are granted permission to use a boys or girls locker room.
I am not posting a comment on this one. YOU read and decide. - Dale
Lower pay and slimmed-down benefits will make Marines more disciplined and less wasteful, according to the Corps' top enlisted Marine.
In comments before a Senate Armed Services Committee panel on Wednesday, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett dismissed lawmaker concerns that proposed compensation trims in the Pentagon's fiscal 2015 budget proposal would hurt troops' morale or desire to serve.
"Marines don't run around asking about compensation, retirement modernization," he said. "That's not on their mind. As I talk to thousands of audiences, they want to know into whose neck do we put a boot next.
"They want to know about what new equipment are we getting, are we continuing to modernize. Just because the budget sucks, does that mean we're not going to get our new gear?"