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Firms must swear ObamaCare not a factor in firings

Is the latest delay of ObamaCare regulations politically motivated? Consider what administration officials announcing the new exemption for medium-sized employers had to say about firms that might fire workers to get under the threshold and avoid hugely expensive new requirements of the law. Obama officials made clear in a press briefing that firms would not…

Conspired To Create An Unauthorized, Half-Trillion Dollar Entitlement

Last week, two congressional committees issued a little-noticed report detailing how Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Health and Human Services officials conspired to create a massive new entitlement not authorized anywhere in federal law. In the summer of 2012, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight & Government Reform and Committee on Ways &…

Chief of Police Fired After Pledge to Uphold Constitution

A police chief was detained and harassed by federal agents while traveling to a constitutional convention before returning home to be told he was fired and ordered to disband his police department after signing a pledge to uphold the bill of rights. Police Chief Shane Harger of the Jemez Springs, NM Police Department was flying…

Geithner Warned S&P Chairman US Would Retaliate For Downgrade

Considering that the US was downgraded by S&P just 4 months later, one person who certainly will never forget his idiotic preannouncement, is the former Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner. And being the sore loser that everyone suspected he was (although one hopes his recent well-paid move to Warburg Pincus will help soothe his sensitivity) it…

Drug Smuggling DEA Mad About Marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s chief of operations pleaded with lawmakers during a Senate hearing Wednesday, warning over the alleged dangers of marijuana legalization at the state level. “It scares us,” James L. Capra said according to the Washington Post. “Every part of the world where this has been tried, it has failed time and time…

6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC

With Russian, Chinese, and Argentinian (with a record low in the blue dollar today) money washing ashore (in USD or Bitcoin) under the Status of Liberty, the ‘prices’ of upscale apartments in New York City have simply exploded. We thought some context for this apparent ‘price’ vs ‘value’ discrepancy was useful… presenting 6 castles that…

IRS Seizes Store Owner’s Money – No Charges Filed

Totally insane – must read. I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized.…

ATF misplaced 420 million cigarettes in stings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. In one case, agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and…

Popular Science Decides Internet Comments Are “Bad for Science.”

Popular Science announced today that it is shutting off comments for good. “Comments can be bad for science,” explained Suzanne LaBarre, the magazine’s online content director. She pointed to “trolls and spambots” who “overwhelm” the magazine’s efforts to “spread the word of science far and wide.” Thanks to these trolls, she went on, “the cynical…