eftrom:

I’m not so much against a country’s leader being leader until he dies, but not in the type of government we have. This is ridiculous.

eftrom:

I’m not so much against a country’s leader being leader until he dies, but not in the type of government we have. This is ridiculous.

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priceofliberty:

If you are going to watch ONE video regarding Bundy Ranch, let it be this one.

What happened in Clark County Nevada struck a nerve with the American people, but the response we saw had very little to do with this particular crisis. There is something much deeper brewing under the surface in the United States. This showdown was just a catalyst.

It wasn’t the greatest atrocity of the decade or even of the year. I wish people had felt this moved by the NSA’s domestic spying program, or the secret kill list, or the drone program, or the Libyan war, or the Iraq war or the Afghan war. I wish people had been activated by something bigger than the plight of a cattle rancher. But you know what? We don’t get to pick the breaking point.

Rosa Parks sparked a civil rights movement with her refusal to sit in the back of the bus. Clive Bundy almost started the 2nd American revolution by refusing to let the feds run him over.

What we saw in Nevada clearly demonstrated just how easily that breaking point can be reached.

Now even knowing the real story, hearing about militia mobilizing all over the country to come physically defend the Bundy family is probably still very disconcerting for many progressives, this was a very dangerous situation. A lot of people could have ended up dead. But consider this: remember back in 2011 when riot police swooped in to brutally crush the occupy movement? Remember how you felt? No one stood up for them. No one fought back. And what was the result? The thugs won.The media quickly switched to a new distraction, and the public forgot.

Imagine if it had been different. Imagine if people swarmed in from all over the country; not to wave signs in the air, but to stand up for your rights; even if they disagreed with you politically. That didn’t happen, but it should have.

Harry Reid must be brought to justice. In the video, StormCloudsGathering calls for his viewers to contact everyone they know, especially friends and family in the military and law enforcement.

I’ve contacted my brother in the Navy, but it’s not enough. I made this White House petition (lol petitions) because even though I doubt their effectiveness, there’s still a chance. Maybe 200,000 people sign it, and maybe the administration ignores it — if they do, their ignorance will become yet more proof that the State has disassociated itself from the people it claims to represent.

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americas-liberty:

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is debating a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that could completely destroy the law’s stated goal of offering affordable health insurance coverage.

“What you’re asking for is to destroy the individual mandate, which guts the statute,” Judge Harry Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said during a hearing in March, according to ABC News.

Edwards, an appointee from the Carter administration, is joined by two other judges: Thomas Griffith (appointed by George W. Bush) and A. Raymond Randolph (appointed by George H.W. Bush).

The case, Halbig v. Sebelius, deals with the American Health Benefit Exchanges, known more commonly as the “exchanges.” The exchanges were created with the idea that if enough people use them to sign up for health insurance coverage, the cash put into the system would then make it easier and more affordable for people without coverage to enroll.

Obamacare dictates that individual states can either set up and operate their own exchanges or the federal government will do it for them. Only 16 states and the District of Columbia currently run on their own exchanges. The remaining 34 states have elected to rely on the federally operated exchanges.

And this is where we run into an issue: Depending on various factors, including income levels, people signing up through the state and federal exchanges may be eligible for subsidies that could drastically reduce the cost of health insurance coverage. The little-known challenge being argued in the District of Columbia deals with the government’s definition of who is eligible for these tax credits.

The IRS claims it has the authority under the law to grant subsides to people enrolling in both the state and federal exchanges. The challengers, however, argue that only the states have the authority to grant tax subsidies and that it’s unlawful for the federal exchanges to do the same.

“This is yet another example where the president and his agencies are playing fast and loose with the text of the law because they are trying to get the result they want,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, according to ABC News.

The IRS believes that it has the power to “dispense billions of dollars in federal spending that Congress never authorized,” Michael A. Carvin, a lawyer who is representing challengers of the Obamacare provision, said in court briefs.

An official with the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, said the architects of Obamacare likely didn’t expect so many states would decline to establish their own exchanges.

“Congress gave states the power to veto exchange subsidies,” Cato’s Michael Cannon said. “That’s the last thing President Obama wants, so the president decided to issue the subsidies in federal exchanges, even though he only had the authority to issue them for state exchanges.”

If the challenge wins, it could mean that the federal government would have to cease dispensing tax subsidies, meaning coverage would be anything but affordable in 34 states.

The Department of Justice disagrees with the challengers, saying they are misinterpreting Obama’s signature domestic policy.

“Congress made clear that an exchange established by the federal government stands in the shoes of the exchange that a state chooses not to establish,” the DOJ said in court briefs.

Judge Edwards has referred to Carvin’s Obamacare argument as “preposterous.” Judge Randolph, on the other hand, agreed with the challengers that the health care law was “poorly written” and “cobbled together.” Meanwhile, Judge Griffith has only weighed in to ask if it’s the job of the federal appeals court to “fix the problem” if Congress has failed to make itself clear.

The three judges are expected to offer their decision in the next few months. If they rule against Obamacare, the federal government can request that a larger panel of judges review the same case.

atac-wolfe:

Blood moon.

Whether youre religious or not, this sure is a sight to see… I LOVE all things Astronomy!

atac-wolfe:

Blood moon.

Whether youre religious or not, this sure is a sight to see… I LOVE all things Astronomy!

bantarleton:

People forget sometimes that the Queen’s guards ACTUALLY do guard her;
“An armed Queen’s Guard raised his rifle at a ranting potential intruder outside Buckingham Palace in a ‘shocking’ drama outside the royal gates.
The tense encounter came after the man, who was seen at the north centre gate of the Queen’s residence, had spent five minutes shouting at royal protection officers.
The guard, dressed in the traditional red uniform and bearskin hat, reportedly strode 50 yards from his post to up the pressure in the confrontation.
Witnesses described how his raised weapon, with an attached bayonet, was levelled at the throat of the man as they exchanged heated words on Friday afternoon.
Tourist Gareth Scanlan, 32, told The Sun how the man’s encounter with police escalated before the armed soldier rushed to the scene.
Mr Scanlan said that when confronted the bayonet, the would-be intruder said ‘Oh you’re a big boy now’ to the soldier - thought to be Scottish - who in turned replied ‘Yes I am a big boy’ before pushing him.
Royal protection officers then ushered the man away, though he was not arrested.”

bantarleton:

People forget sometimes that the Queen’s guards ACTUALLY do guard her;

An armed Queen’s Guard raised his rifle at a ranting potential intruder outside Buckingham Palace in a ‘shocking’ drama outside the royal gates.

The tense encounter came after the man, who was seen at the north centre gate of the Queen’s residence, had spent five minutes shouting at royal protection officers.

The guard, dressed in the traditional red uniform and bearskin hat, reportedly strode 50 yards from his post to up the pressure in the confrontation.

Witnesses described how his raised weapon, with an attached bayonet, was levelled at the throat of the man as they exchanged heated words on Friday afternoon.

Tourist Gareth Scanlan, 32, told The Sun how the man’s encounter with police escalated before the armed soldier rushed to the scene.

Mr Scanlan said that when confronted the bayonet, the would-be intruder said ‘Oh you’re a big boy now’ to the soldier - thought to be Scottish - who in turned replied ‘Yes I am a big boy’ before pushing him.

Royal protection officers then ushered the man away, though he was not arrested.”

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magnetixsql:

NFL Star Wars Helmets

magnetixsql:

My friend Jason just posted this kick ass man cave!!!

Jesus H Christ, that’s not a man cave, that’s a Command Center

magnetixsql:

My friend Jason just posted this kick ass man cave!!!

Jesus H Christ, that’s not a man cave, that’s a Command Center

thominoz:

April 13 / Seattle

Two types of people…

Two types of people…

alwayschasingsafety:

The Noveske Shooting Team killing it at the USCA Carbine National Championships 2013

Id love to try this but the local Tampa ranges fucking suck.

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androphilia:

Gaza resident builds plant that returns plastic to fuel | MEMO

A Gaza resident has built a high-tech plant from basic equipment to turn used plastic remains to its origin; fuel.

androphilia:

Gaza resident builds plant that returns plastic to fuel | MEMO

A Gaza resident has built a high-tech plant from basic equipment to turn used plastic remains to its origin; fuel.

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magnetixsql:

So True!

magnetixsql:

So True!