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Occupy Wall Streeters Retake Zuccatti Park, (and then get arrested)!

The Ball dropped in New York City, but was anybody watching? The real story was captured on streaming video live as the Occupy Wall Street Crowd and their infamous Bat Signal took back Zuccatti Park from the NYPD. Tim Pool, an Internet blogger with a unique approach to journalism, captured the events and broadcast them live New Year’s Eve and ...

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Iran Test Fires 'Long Range' Missile

On Monday, it was reported that Iran successfully tested a long range missile called the Ghader. It is believed to have a range of 120 miles and is considered to be a mid to short range weapon even though Iranians call it long range. Rear Adm. Mahmoud Mousavi, of the Iranian Navy, told the official Islamic Republic News Agency, “We ...

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Iran – Will They or Will They Not Close the Strait of Hormuz?

Acts of War? “Closing the Strait of Hormuz is very easy for Iranian naval forces,” Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told Iranian state-run Press TV. “Iran has comprehensive control over the strategic waterway.” He also boasted “that closing the Strait of Hormuz to oil traffic would be “easier than drinking a glass of water,” a phrase often used by Iranians referring to ...

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What Does $40 per Week Mean?

Just to put things into perspective, leaving the Social Security tax as it is will increase national debt by another $120 billion, and will leave the social security trust fund even further in the red. But we are not here to discuss the effects of leaving the Social Security tax alone or not. This article deals with the disingenuousness, and ...

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Obama signs defense spending bill despite reservations

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act which includes provisions that allow the detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism or planning act of terror, puts restrictions on interactions with Iran’s central bank and authorizes military spending. Obama’s reservations were mainly reported to be around the military detention provision and a section that forces the president to consult Congress ...

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Verizon misses BoA lesson, tries fee, then cancels it

On Friday, Verizon wireless announced that it will no longer be adding a $2 fee to customers that wish to pay their  bill using the pay-by-phone or on the internet. The “convenience fee” would have been waived for anyone that paid their bills by sending in the payment by mail or if a customer set up recurring payments that automatically ...

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Obama makes January anti-slavery month

In a presidential proclamation, Barack Obama announced that January will now be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The full proclamation: Nearly a century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation — a document that reaffirmed the noble goals of equality and freedom for all that lie at the heart of what it means to live ...

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Judge prevents California from drowning America in "Carbon Intensity"

When reading the New York Times article, it is easy to question just who the heck came up with the language the judge is having to interpret?? On Thursday, a Federal judge block the following language that was intended to promote "greener" fuels. The judge ruled that because it would cause indirect regulation of out-of-state producers of fuel.

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The Elephant Stick

What’s the elephant stick? Simply, it’s a stake driven into the ground to keep a chained baby elephant from escaping captivity. The young elephant, small and relatively weak, is not yet strong enough to pull up the stake and flee. The baby elephant learns that when it feels tension on it’s ankle it’s reached the end of the chain and ...

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Dallas Christmas Day Slayings: Muslim Honor Killing?

The slaughter of 7 people in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Grapevine on Christmas Day appears to be a case of an “honor killing” and suicide by a Muslim father angry that his 19 year old daughter was dating a non-muslim young man. According to reports in the Dallas Morning News, the father, Aziz Yazdanpanah didn’t like his daughter’s non-Muslim boyfriend ...

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Oil Rises 2% To Over $101 A Barrel Over Tensions With Iran

Oil prices climbed 2% to over $101 a barrel on growing U.S. consumer confidence and tension in the Middle East. This comes as Iran has promised to close the Strait of Hormuz and block oil exports if the West imposes sanctions on its oil shipments over it’s nuclear program. The Strait of Hormuz is a passage connecting the Gulf of ...

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Debt Ceiling To Be Raised Again?

The Obama administration will reportedly ask Congress later this week to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion according to a Treasury Department official. The request is the third of three authorized by the debt ceiling agreement reached last August. The request is expected to come on December 30, the day the debt is projected to fall within $100 ...

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Sen. Nelson to retire – democrat majority in question

On Tuesday senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) will announce his retirement from Congress which may make it even more difficult for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold on to the majority he has enjoyed for so long. Nelson’s seat was already in trouble as republicans have mounted a successful campaign for his challenger Attorney General Jim Bruning. Senator Nelson has ...

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