First the Obamaphones, now the Obama ‘net

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to present a new proposal that would extend subsidies to low-income Americans who want to get online.

The five-member commission, which is directed by three Democrats and two Republicans, intends to expand the current “Lifeline” program, which subsidizes income-eligible residents’ cellphone bills, to also encompass billing for Internet service.

The plan dovetails philosophically with the FCC’s recent net neutrality proposal, which regards the Internet not as a luxury but as a necessity. By elevating it to a utility, the commission can argue that low-income Americans who can’t afford to pay for Internet access are being denied access to an indispensable service.

The FCC’s Democratic majority backs the plan, while its two Republican members generally oppose it.

Unions beg out of Los Angeles minimum wage increase they helped to pass

The same labor unions that pushed for an increase in the minimum wage in Los Angeles are hoping they don’t actually have to pay the increased rate, now that their wish has come true.

Union leaders asked the Los Angeles City Council for an exemption to the newly approved increase, which is slated to graduate the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour over between now and 2020.

From Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times:

The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business owners, such as restaurateurs, who said they would have trouble complying with the mandated pay increase.

Freedom Watch founder files RICO lawsuit against the Clinton Foundation

Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman, the conservative advocate who’s been a thorn in the side of the Clinton family for years, has filed a racketeering lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation in a federal court in Florida.

The lawsuit is a RICO (shorthand for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) case, and it formally alleges what many conservative critics have taken as a matter of presumption: that Hillary Clinton, while serving as secretary of state, used her government position to cash in the favors of foreign donors to Clinton Foundation. It also alleges that former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills violated Klayman’s 1st Amendment rights by lying about the existence or availability of FOIA-requested information that, it was later revealed, had been housed all along on a non-government computer server in Clinton’s New York home.

The suit’s allegations are much more numerous, and you can view the entire filing here.

Where is the danger?

With the USA Patriot Act set to expire on Sunday, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and their fellow statists and puppets for the NSA spooks are scrambling to find a way to save their pet project of collecting everyone’s data through the NSA’s bulk collection program.

After all, we are all potential terrorists, according to government. We may do, say or think something that government doesn’t approve of. And there’s ISIS on the doorstep, Muslim terrorists under every rock and behind every tree just itching to behead us or blow up a building or something.

We know this because the administration and grumpy Rep. Peter King (Scaremonger-N.Y.) tell us so, and the FBI creates terrorists, enables them and then arrests them at the last minute… or doesn’t, as in the case of the Garland, Texas, Muhammad cartoon event shooting.

The mad scramble for the Republican nomination

So you think the race for the Republican nomination for president is already too crowded and confusing — especially since the actual election is still a year and a half away? Well, be patient, my friends. It’s going to be a while before this mad scramble is over.

With all the names under discussion, you may be surprised to hear that right now there are only six announced candidates. They include three senators (Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz), one former governor (Mike Huckabee), and two people who have never held political office (Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina).

The two potential candidates who currently sit at the top of the polls have yet to make an official announcement that they’re running. They are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Everyone knows they are in the race. In fact, they are spending virtually all of their time at fundraisers or meet-and-greets in the early primary states.

Conservative admits ‘global warming’ is real

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I admit it. Global warming is real and is warping Americans’ brains. Either that or Democrats are really, really dumb. They voted for Barack Obama … twice. They think our economy is in “recovery.” Now they are getting ready to vote for Hillary Clinton. It must be global warming.

What else explains the stupidity, idiocy and delusion? What else explains the self-destructive behavior? What else explains Obama refusing to lift a finger to stop ISIS, in denial there is a problem,  after ISIS has already taken over half of Syria and Iraqi city after city, headed for Baghdad, while Obama keeps repeating the massive lie: “I have a plan.” A plan? Obama won’t even admit the “IS” in ISIS stands for Islamic State. Win the war? We aren’t even allowed to call a Muslim a Muslim! Can you imagine in World War II if we weren’t allowed to call Germans Nazis?

Emergency Powers Give Barack Obama Authority Over Just About Everything During A Major National Crisis

Barack Obama With His Hand On The Resolute DeskPresidents have always exercised emergency powers, but now thanks to dozens of new laws, regulations, court decisions and executive orders, Barack Obama is the most powerful president in all of U.S. history.  Of course the U.S. Constitution does not actually give the president any special powers during a time of national emergency, but over time presidents have decided that they should be able to exercise such powers and the courts have generally agreed with them.  During World War II and prior to that, these emergency powers were largely uncodified and were primarily used during times of war.  But since World War II things have completely changed, and this has particularly been true since 9/11.  Over the past decade or so, a whole host of extraordinary powers have specifically been given to the office of the president, and all that it takes to exercise them is a major “national emergency”.  So if we do have a full-blown economic collapse, a historic natural disaster, a significant war or a massive pandemic, Barack Obama could use the emergency powers that he has been given to essentially take authority over everything.

Is ‘San Andreas’ A Cryptic Warning About What Is Going To Happen In America’s Future?

San Andreas Movie PosterHollywood has a long history of inserting political messages, social commentaries, subliminal effects and even cryptic warnings about the future into big budget films.  So is someone attempting to use “San Andreas” to tell us something?  For many years, doomsayers have been warning that the “Big One” is going to come along and rip the coastline of California to shreds.  Up until this moment, it hasn’t happened, but without a doubt we have moved into a time of increased geological activity all over the globe.  As you read this article, 42 volcanoes around the planet are currently erupting.  That means that the number of volcanoes erupting right now is greater than the 20th century’s average for an entire year.  In addition, we have been witnessing a great deal of very unusual earthquake activity lately.  Just in the United States, we have seen unusual earthquakes hit Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Idaho And Washington within the last month or so.  Could it be possible that our planet has entered a period of heightened seismic activity?  And could it also be possible that someone behind “San Andreas” is aware of this and is trying to warn us about what is coming in our future?

The GOP ‘sucks,’ but the establishment likes it

Establishment Republicans have doubled down on criticism of 2016 presidential contender Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the heels of his recent government spying filibuster. But Paul doesn’t seem too concerned about his colleagues’ attempts to smear him because, as he put it: “Right now, the Republican brand sucks.”

Paul’s harsh words for the party at large come from his new book “Taking a Stand: Moving beyond partisan politics to unite America,” released throughout the nation on Tuesday. The Kentucky senator, who has billed himself as “libertarian-ish” and a “different” kind of Republican, argues in the book that environmental conservation, sensible and constitutional national defense and support for minorities are all key conservative values somehow lost on the current GOP establishment.

“Right now, the Republican brand sucks. I promised Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, that I would stop saying the GOP sucks, and I will (except for this last time),” Paul writes.

Left balks at GOP proposal to offer over-the-counter birth control, for some reason

A group of Republican senators is supporting a bill that would make over-the-counter birth control mandatory, while preserving access to birth control for those who obtain it through their insurers.

Surprisingly, though, left-leaning groups like Planned Parenthood hate the idea.

The GOP bill, sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), reportedly would compel pharmaceutical companies that produce oral contraceptives to apply to the FDA for permission to make their products available without a prescription, and would simultaneously abolish the Obamacare provision that currently prevents enrollees from using their health spending account funds to buy non-prescription medication.

In other words, Gardner’s bill would allow customers to buy birth control simply by visiting a store, and it would allow people covered under an Obamacare plan to pay for it using funds accrued to their health savings plans.

Obama administration forces ‘EPA’s unprecedented land grab’ on Americans

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced that it will finalize a controversial Environmental Protection Agency regulation — one that would give the government control over small waterways such as wetlands, streams, puddles and drainage ditches — despite healthy opposition from landowners, businesses and the agricultural community.

The rule, unveiled in March 2014, has been billed by regulators as an attempt to simplify and clarify which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act and which ones aren’t.

“For the water in the rivers and lakes in our communities that flow to our drinking water to be clean, the streams and wetlands that feed them need to be clean too,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Wednesday. “Protecting our water sources is a critical component of adapting to climate change impacts like drought, sea level rise, stronger storms, and warmer temperatures — which is why EPA and the Army have finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect these important waters, so we can strengthen our economy and provide certainty to American businesses.”

D.C. not going down without a fight after court rules against its gun law

Last week, a federal judge reaffirmed an earlier ruling that declared Washington, D.C.’s regressive handgun permitting ordinance unconstitutional.

This week, the city is demonstrating once again that its leaders will do everything in their power to postpone, for as long as possible, that inevitable moment when they must comply with the order of the court.

The city on Monday filed a motion requesting a stay of Judge Frederick J. Scullin’s recent ruling. Scullin’s order, attended by a preliminary injunction against a portion of the city’s permitting ordinance, found that the law places too great a burden of proof on law-abiding residents to demonstrate to the city’s police force that they really need a handgun in order to be allowed to obtain one.

Why is Washington picking a new fight?

Apparently, 74 different wars aren’t enough.

Word from a senior non-U.S. NATO official to NSA analyst John Schindler is: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” So said Schindler in a tweet last week.

That warning from Schindler is not to be taken lightly. He is a former U.S Naval War College lecturer and has high-level military contacts.

The war the NATO official is referencing is likely with Russia. On behalf of the banksters, the Obama administration has been tweaking the Bear’s nose over Ukraine for more than a year, ever since the global banksters determined it was time to orchestrate a coup after the duly elected president, pro-Russia Viktor Yanukovych, rejected the International Monetary Fund’s demands to raise taxes and devalue the currency in order to cover its loans. Thus far, the Bear has only growled, despite provocative NATO war games on its borders and continued U.S. interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

Don’t they know there’s a law against that?

Baltimore’s criminals and thugs have had a busy month of May.

The city’s media are reporting that it’s the deadliest month the city has seen in more than 15 years. There were 28 shootings reported and nine homicides just over the Memorial Day weekend.

But how can that be? Surely Maryland’s criminals know that in their state:

It is unlawful for any person without a permit to wear or carry a handgun, openly or concealed, upon or about his person. It is also unlawful for any person to knowingly transport a handgun in any vehicle traveling on public roads, highways, waterways or airways, or upon roads or parking lots generally used by the public. This does not apply to any person wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun within the confines of real estate owned or leased by him, or on which he resides, or within the confines of a business establishment owned or leased by him.

Prepare Your Homes And Neighborhoods For The Violence That Is Going To Sweep America

Crime - Bloody Handprint - Public DomainThe thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is beginning to disappear, and a new era of chaos and anarchy is coming to our cities.  I don’t know if you have noticed, but violence is increasing on the streets of America.  Over Memorial Day weekend, 29 people were shot in Baltimore and 55 people were shot in Chicago.  But of course the trend that I am talking about is much broader than that.  According to the FBI, the number of police officers “feloniously killed” in the line of duty rose by an astounding 89 percent in 2014.  We live at a time when Americans are becoming extremely angry and extremely frustrated, and this is only going to intensify as economic conditions worsen.  But already we have seen some of this anger and frustration boil over into violence in Ferguson and in Baltimore.  And you know what?  The vast majority of Americans expect more of the same in the coming months.  According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey that was recently released, 96 percent of all Americans believe that there will be more civil unrest in America this summer.  What we have seen up until now is just the warm up act.  The main event is still to come.

Stocks Began Falling Right At This Time Of The Year Just Prior To The Last Financial Crisis

Stock Market Crash Bear - Public DomainHave you heard of the saying “sell in May and go away”?  Traditionally, the period from May through October has been a time of weakness for stocks.  In fact, on average stocks hit their lowest point of the year on October 27th.  And most people don’t remember this, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average actually began plunging right at this time of the year just prior to the financial crisis of 2008.  Most people do remember the huge stock crash that happened in the fall of that year, but the market actually started to slide in May.  Throughout the first four and a half months of 2008, stocks moved up and down in a fairly narrow range, and the Dow closed at a short-term peak of 13,028.16 on May 19th.  From there it was all downhill for the rest of the year.  So will a similar thing happen in 2015 as we approach the next great financial crisis?  Since March 20th, the Dow Jones Transportation Average has already fallen by almost 800 points.  So will the Dow Jones Industrial Average soon follow?  Well, only time will tell, but the Dow was down 190 points on Tuesday.  Signs of trouble are popping up all over the place, and the “smart money” is getting out while the getting is good.

Clinton Foundation got millions from Saudi government before Hillary vetted massive arms deal

Another day, another new fracture in the façade of the massive edifice the Clinton family has constructed to conceal its corrupt intermingling of charitable giving and public policy.

Hillary Clinton’s State Department in 2011 cleared an agreement between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that allowed for the sale of $29 billion worth of military aircraft, supplied by U.S. contractors, to bolster the Saudis’ air force. The deal angered Israel, as well as human rights watchers concerned that the U.S. sends the wrong message by continually affirming the Saudis’ retrograde domestic policies.

A new report revisits that deal’s pre-history, highlighting the Clinton Foundation’s then-recent enrichment at the hands of Saudi government money.

“[I]n late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the [Saudi] sale, asserting that it was in the national interest,” International Business Times reported Tuesday:

Another police agency outed for conducting warrantless Stingray surveillance

Yet another law enforcement agency has been discovered to have spied on thousands of unsuspecting — and unsuspected — citizens via cell-site emulating devices.

The sheriff’s office of San Bernardino County, California, has deployed the devices more than 300 times — presumably eavesdropping on thousands of unwitting residents’ cellphones in the process — without obtaining search warrants or demonstrating probable cause, according to ArsTechnica.

The SBSD released a May 7 memo in response to a public records request, revealing the manner in which it has used the devices — commonly referred to as Stingrays, the trade name for a popular iteration of the device manufactured by Harris Corp.

From a Monday report from ArsTechnica:

Free-range Maryland parents get partial reprieve in child services investigation

A Maryland couple targeted by child protective services for encouraging their children to act independently has been cleared of a neglect charge, though an investigation into the effects of their parenting style has not been fully closed.

You may remember a series of recent stories about Alexander and Danielle Meitiv, parents of two children who drew attention from law enforcement when an anonymous stranger reported seeing the two kids walking unattended late last year. It turned out that the children, aged 10 and 6, were walking home from a local park — an activity their “free-range” parents encouraged.

Montgomery County, Maryland, Child Protective Services (CPS) opened an investigation in response to that tip, visiting the Meitivs’ home and ultimately confiscating the children on another of their adult-free walks — without informing their worried parents.

Hillary Nixon

“I am not a crook.” — President Richard Nixon

“The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not.” — Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination next year. It’s more of a coronation for an American queen by Democrats who believe Hillary’s ascension is something ordained by great literature — or at least the TV series “Game of Thrones.”

Her one official Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, looks more like the nutty professor than a future president. So the liberal establishment wants nobody to get in the way of Clinton being America’s next president.

After the African-American experiment with President Barack Obama turned into a dismal failure, the Democrats have not given an inch on their message of diversity. And since America is not ready yet for a handicapped-transgender woman president, then there is no other choice than Hillary Clinton with her vast experience of entertaining at the White House, being “made” a U.S. Senator and what some have questioned as her terrible tenure as secretary of state.