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Working to Restore the Constitutional Republic
Under upcoming legislation, which will undoubtedly be proposed by the gun grabbers in Congress, there most likely will be stronger language to define what constitutes mental illness. Will such language be specific in defining certain criterion? Or, will such language be open ended, allowing government to define mental illness on a whim, as they deem fit, to tailor gun control to their liking? In the end, will the definition of mental illness be plastic and fluid?
The question needs to be asked; will those on psychotropic drugs be mysteriously left out of any pending legislation under the rules of HIPAA privacy rules, under the guise of privacy concerns for the patient? In leaving these people out of such legislation, a relief valve is built in to said legislation which allows for government finagling, building in a burning fuse which threatens to go off when one of these mentally ill people snaps to shoot up another public venue. This surely will provide the impetus for the government to further erode gun rights in an incremental fashion until there are no longer any right to own guns.
Will such language defining that which constitutes mental illness allow for the federal government to classify certain beliefs and behaviors as a mental illness? Will adherents of strict constructionisim, patriotism, conservatism, and Christianity be classified as people who are potentially unstable by the government, and therefore mentally ill? Such a scenario is plausible in light that DHS has already listed some politically conservative and Christian groups to be watched, and monitored as possible threats to national security. Why shouldn’t we expect new gun control legislation to be crafted, which will classify the aforementioned groups as mentally ill, for the perceived threat they pose?
We as a country may be on the verge of seeing the “wrong” political ideologies and religious beliefs being classified as mental illness, as justification to curb American freedoms.
A red-tailed hawk that flew into a car traveling on a highway in Connecticut—landing on the driver's lap—has been released back into the wild.
Dan Caitlin was driving along the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, Conn., last week when the hawk flew into the windshield of his car, bounced off the side window and fell into his lap, animal control officials told the Fairfield Citizen:
Caitlin drove for a short distance with the stunned hawk in his lap, before pulling over and putting the raptor into the passenger seat. When he got home, he called the animal control staff, which picked up the injured hawk and kept it overnight before bringing it to a local veterinarian.
Fairfield Animal Control officer Paul Miller told Yahoo News that the injured bird was treated and released several days later.
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Proving yet again that liberalism is an ideology based on hate and rage, liberal talk show host Mike Malloy said earlier this week that the “angel of the Lord” should kill everyone in the Tea Party by cutting their heads off, The Blaze reported Tuesday.
“These Tea Bag bas***ds who by the way, I just wish they would all just go away -- or, like in Passover, I just wish there was an angel of the Lord that would pass over -- instead of killing the first born in all the households of Egypt just wipe out all the Tea Baggers,” he said.
Malloy, perhaps securing his place as the most unhinged liberal hatemonger on radio, continued by suggesting the “angel” decapitate everyone in the Tea Party.
Posted by jnewby (#16) 171 days ago (http://www.examiner.com)
A small group of about seven nude AIDS protesters stormed the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday, demanding no budget cuts and a "Robin Hood" tax to end AIDS.
According to Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, three female protesters were arrested for indecent exposure.
The Blaze reported that Geidner live-tweeted the protest.
The protesters, wearing messages on their bodies, chanted, “ACT UP. Fight Back. Fight AIDS” and “Boehner, Boehner, don’t be a di**, budget cuts will make us sick.”
"Capitol Police kicked all press out. We are not allowed to stand outside Boehner’e office even," Geidner tweeted.
*First Romney, then the You Tube clip, now the Marines are to blame? The Obama administration's shifting claims on what took place in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 became more defiant yesterday when unnamed officials suggested that no amount of security would have mattered in Libya, not even a detachment of US Marines. This came on the same day the administration also admitted the assault was a terror attack not a protest gone wrong*
CINCINNATI — He remembers two men in uniform coming to the front door. They wanted to talk to his mom about his dad.
Marcus David Greer was a little guy back in 1945, just 4 years old. Known as Dave to his family in Bridgetown, he would play airman by wearing the wool overseas cap his father gave him before going off to fly B-24s in World War II.
About POW/MIA day
The National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established by Congress in 1979, takes place annually in the United States on the third Friday in September. The day of observance honors prisoners of war and members of the military missing in action.
Defense Department statistics list a total of 83,417 GIs missing in action: 73,681 from World War II, 7,947 from the Korean War, 126 from Cold War actions, 1,657 from the Vietnam War and six from the war with Iraq and related conflicts.
The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday, but it is one of six days when the POW/MIA flag can be flown at military bases and federal buildings. (Newt Heisley, a World War II veteran and commercial artist, designed the flag for a New Jersey firm. The black-and-white banner shows the phrase, “you are not forgotten,” as well as the head-bowed profile of his son, Jeffrey, a former Marine.)
The other five days the POW/MIA flag can be flown at armed forces bases and government buildings are: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.
The two men didn’t stay long. But the memory of their visit lingers.
“After they left,” Greer said, holding tightly to a snapshot of his dad, “it seemed like she cried for a week.”
He sensed something was wrong. But his mother kept it to herself.
As far as he knew, his dad was fighting in Asia. As far as he knows, 67 years later, his dad is still there, missing in action.
'Twas The Night Before Christmas,
He Lived All Alone,
In A One Bedroom House
Made Of Plaster And Stone.
I Had Come Down The Chimney
With Presents To Give,
And To See Just Who
In This Home Did Live.
I Looked All About,
A Strange Sight I Did See,
No Tinsel, No Presents,
Not Even A Tree.
No Stocking By Mantle,
Just Boots Filled With Sand,
On The Wall Hung Pictures
Of Far Distant Lands.
With Medals And Badges,
Awards Of All Kinds,
A Sober Thought
Came Through My Mind.
For This House Was Different,
It Was Dark And Dreary,
I Found The Home Of A Soldier,
Once I Could See Clearly.
The Soldier Lay Sleeping,
Curled Up On The Floor
In This One Bedroom Home.
After days of officials at the highest levels of the Obama administration repeatedly telling Americans the deadly Middle East embassy attacks were nothing more than Muslim demonstrations against a little known and less seen YouTube video, this same Obama administration is now quietly admitting the attack in Libya was in fact the act of terrorists.
Either the Obama White House is incapable of truth, or incapable of competence.
Perhaps it is both…
Shockingly, Democrats are the least enthusiastic group.
Via Washington Secrets:
Take your “Happy Holidays” and shove it. Finally, there’s proof that Americans prefer “Merry Christmas.”
By a wide margin, 68 percent to 23 percent, Americans prefer stores with signs that say “Merry Christmas” during the Christmas holidays than the more generic and secular “Happy Holidays,” according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.
A few examples:
– Among men, it’s 69 percent for “Merry Christmas,” compared to 22 percent for “Happy Holiday.”
– Women: 67 percent to 23 percent.
– Whites: 69 percent to 20 percent.
– Blacks: 56 percent to 40 percent.
– Republicans: 86 percent to 8 percent.
– Democrats: 51 percent to 41 percent.
Swift & Company is an American food processing company a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., a Brazilian company that is the world's largest processor of fresh beef and pork, with more than $30 billion in annual sales as of 2010. It is also the largest beef processor in Australia.
Swift & Company is based in Greeley, Colorado. Its competitors include Cargill, Smithfield Foods, and Tyson Foods. In 2007, it was acquired by Brazilian JBS S.A..
Swift has announced the recall of 27 million butterball brand turkeys one week before Thanksgiving.
Swift spokeswoman Philippa Bird reluctantly revealed that the factory had neglected to butter the balls.
I want to live in one of those Thanksgiving commercials. You know the ones; golden light streaming into an exquisitely decorated dining room, people who seem genuinely happy to gather together, the Thanksgiving table spilling over with plates of gorgeously sculpted food that would make Martha Stewart grind her teeth with envy. If only Thanksgiving reality meshed with that camera-ready fantasy. Thanksgiving marks the start to the holiday season; it also marks the first pangs of the long labor many women endure in order to give the "perfect" holiday to friends and family. Caregiver moms receive an added dose of pressure in their already over-scheduled, over-stuffed, over-flowing lives to keep up or even outpace others in the sprint from Thanksgiving to New Years. Wouldn't it be great to lower the bar, to actually melt the bar completely, on expectations that you'll reprise your annual role of Thanksgiving wunderhostess? And that's why I'm proposing that this year you start the season right with the 10 Point Thanksgiving manifesto.
The following shall be decreed:
1. That there will be a reasonable amount of food at our Thanksgiving feast. Bearing life-threatening allergies or extreme dietary restrictions, there will not be six different types of mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles or a table devoted solely to a medley of cranberry "creations." To crib from J.R.R. Tolkein, there will be ONE oven to cook them all instead of the typical oven, fryer set up in the driveway, toaster oven and fondue pot.
2. That all guests will lay aside their respective differences for the six hours we are forced to gather in one another's company. There will be no heated discussions of politics, religion, race, class, football or impassioned speeches in defense of belong to "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob."
3. That there will be a table set to the best of my ability, within my budget and with accord to my own tastes. There will be no pieces of driftwood hollowed out to hold min