The Truth About Taxes

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Cattle Dog-Shooting Deputy Fired

“Middleton wasn’t satisfied with the cowardly man’s action or his lackluster apology, and had Candy given an necropsy. Veterinarian Kevin Bankston said, “These findings suggest that Candy was shot while retreating from the shooter.”

“He shot her in the back of the head, in her ear and going out this way,” Middleton said, gesturing forward. “So charging, and you shoot her… I don’t see how that happened when she was shot, essentially, from behind.”

A Facebook page was started in support of Candy, and has already gotten over 21,000 likes.

On Wednesday, the sheriff allowed Middleton to watch footage from the dashcam, which only showed Candy jumping out of the truck, followed by silence (caused by the gunshot). Dooley could then be heard telling Middleton what he had just done, with the farmer breaking down, sobbing and screaming.

Dooley was placed on administrative leave until further notice while Sheriff David Traylor investigated. Dooley was fired on Thursday the 24th, but the investigation is still pending. Traylor says Dooley was fired because of the numerous threats against him.

Middleton is absolutely heartbroken over the loss of his Candy, who was not only his dog, but his friend and work partner. He wants to see changes in how officers respond to dogs. Barking and approaching are NOT the same as aggressively charging, and it is abhorrent that someone meant to protect and serve couldn’t tell the difference and respond with caution and compassion. Though it won’t bring Candy back, hopefully Middleton will have some peace knowing that this despicable deputy won’t be shooting any other innocent dogs in his area.”

Via Life with Dogs

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Harry Reid’s Long, Steady Accretion of Power & Wealth

“Last month, as the Senate was busy negotiating the final details of its Ukraine aid package, Majority Leader Harry Reid became temporarily distracted with a campaign finance issue. Since winning re-election in 2010, Reid’s campaign had purchased gifts for supporters and donors from vendors like Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Nordstrom, and the Senate gift shop, among others. But one round of spending was directed to a less recognizable firm: Ryan Elisabeth, a jewelry line.

In 2012 and 2013, the campaign spent $31,267 purchasing gifts from the company, which is owned by Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid. All told, she took in nearly seven times more cash than all vendors of donor gifts combined during that period of time.

Veteran Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston first reported the news after receiving a tip about the expenditures. (Ryan Elisabeth’s last name did not appear on the FEC reports, and the senator’s office initially failed to confirm her identity.) While Sen. Reid does not appear to have broken the law, he understood that the purchases created a perception of favoritism. Lamenting the unwanted attention heaped on his granddaughter, he decided after the news broke that “it would be best to pay for her work out of my own pocket.””

Via Real Clear Politics

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Exactly Like 7 Years Ago? 2014 Is Turning Out To Be Eerily Similar To 2007

“The similarities between 2007 and 2014 continue to pile up. As you are about to see, U.S. home sales fell dramatically throughout 2007 even as the mainstream media, our politicians and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised us that everything was going to be just fine and that we definitely were not going to experience a recession. Of course we remember precisely what followed. It was the worst economic crisis since the days of the Great Depression. And you know what they say – if we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. Just like seven years ago, the stock market has soared to all-time high after all-time high. Just like seven years ago, the authorities are telling us that there is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, just like seven years ago, a housing bubble is imploding and another great economic crisis is rapidly approaching.”

Via The Economic Collapse Blog

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The Mark: Scientist Claims Human Microchip Implants Will Become “Not Optional”

“Technologies designed specifically to track and monitor human beings have been in development for at least two decades.

In the virtual realm, software programs are now capable of watching us in real time, going so far as to make predictions about our future behaviors and sending alerts to the appropriate monitoring station depending on how a computer algorithm flags your activities. That is in and of itself a scary proposition.

What may be even scarier, however, is what’s happening in the physical realm. According to researches working on human-embedded microchips it’s only a matter of time before these systems achieve widespread acceptance.”

Via SHTF Plan

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White House Has Missed 25 Statutory Deadlines Under Obamacare…

April 24, 2014 1 comment

It is becoming increasingly hard to tell whether Obamacare is the law of the land, or just the law of the parts of the land that don’t reside in (or aren’t in the good graces of) the executive branch. One wonders: Is it really too much to expect an administration that championed the passage of a 2,700-page overhaul of American medicine to live by the same law it was so eager to impose on others?

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just released a memo (posted here at the 2017 Project) listing deadlines that Obamacare imposed on the Obama administration—or, if you prefer, that the Obama administration imposed on itself through Obamacare—and reporting whether the administration has met them or not. To date, it appears that the administration has missed 25 deadlines that it was required, as a matter of law—as a matter of the president’s signature law—to meet.

Via Weasel Zippers

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Eric Holder Cancels Speech At Police Graduation, After Crowds Flock To Protest Him

Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to a graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma City on Thursday, after crowds of Oklahomans flocked to the ceremony to protest his appearance.

Protest organizers said Holder’s planned speech to the law enforcement graduates was “inappropriate,” and argued that the attorney general has failed to uphold the law himself.

“A lot of people just felt that it was very inappropriate for this man, with his track record, to speak to law enforcement officers that demand and expect to be backed up by the government working on behalf of the citizens, not against the citizens,” State Rep. Mike Turner (R.), who is running for U.S. congress, told the Washington Free Beacon.

Via Weasel Zippers

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Frustrated New York mother vents on Common Core worksheet: ‘Go back to basic math!’

April 24, 2014 1 comment

“Some parents have had quite enough of the crazy, convoluted and sometimes error-filled Common Core math worksheets.

Deanne Knight is one of them, and she let her feelings be known.

Her daughter’s worksheet, which came from the New York Department of Education’s EngageNY lesson plan website and was emblazoned with “NY’s Common Core Mathematics Curriculum,” asks students to review a fictitious student’s work and circle the correct mathematical procedure.”

Via EAG News

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