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Reader Selected News, Week Apr 13 – Apr 19

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 12th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Apr 13 – Apr 19”

  1. canary says:


    Apr. 11, 2013 – by Becket Adams

    On the heels of Maryland’s decision to enact tough new gun laws, the ironically nicknamed state (the “Free State”) will now impose a so-called “rain tax” on its residents.

    The “storm management fee,” passed by the state legislature in 2012, will go into effect on July 1 following a decree from Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley.

    But first, a little background [via the The Gazette]:

    And where do we get the $14.8 billion? By taxing so-called “impervious surfaces,” anything that prevents rain water from seeping into the earth (roofs, driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc.) thereby causing stormwater run off. In other words, a rain tax.

    The EPA ordered Maryland to raise the money (an unfunded mandate),

    “Councils are supposed to determine how much to charge per square foot, but the fee depends on the size of the building and surrounding paved surfaces.”


    Notice Washington DC is exempt from the Maryland tax.

    The EPA is going to require new roofs be made of a different material. And people will have difficulty selling their homes and offices buildings which nearly 100% use composite shingles.

  2. canary says:

    The Biden’s measly charity are non-cash items to thrift store. No one wanted his used junk on E-Bay.

    The Bidens get paid money for renting their cottage to their security team and body guards.


    • Noyzmakr says:

      That’s nothing new. The Clintons have pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars renting out thier guest house in NY to the secret service. I’m not sure if the Bush’s have the same arrangement but I wouldn’t doubt it.

      This seems to be a running joke on the American taxpayer. Politicians are no longer servants of the people…..they’re royalty.

  3. heykev says:

    The Spin has begun. The MSN has been forced to cover the Gosnell trial because of the unrelenting questions of where has the coverage been.

    Now we get this for the folks at The Huffington Post
    Posted: 04/12/2013 4:52 pm EDT | Updated: 04/12/2013 5:26 pm EDT

    Kermit Gosnell Trial Is A ‘Peek Into The World Before Roe v. Wade’
    Gosnell trial should serve as a warning about the consequences of denying women access to safe and affordable abortion care.

    “This is exactly what happens when you place undue restrictions and you try to shame women to keep them from exercising their constitutional right to safe and legal abortions,”

    Anti-abortion advocates are using the case to bolster support for new restrictions, including TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws that impose onerous architectural standards on clinics that perform only first-trimester abortions.


    God Help us…

    • heykev says:

      This is an example of “hard-hitting” journalism by the MSM about serial murder Kermit Gosnell

      The Philadelphia Enquirer
      Crime & Punishment Section
      Joseph A. Slobodzian
      POSTED: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 7:21 PM

      “Say what you will about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, the man was something of a naturalist.

      After four weeks of testimony at the 72-year-old doctor’s murder trial, the witnesses’ one consistent description of the interior of Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic at 3801-05 Lancaster Ave. was lots of plants and animals.

      Photos of the four buildings that were combined into the West Philadelphia clinic show plants in almost every free space and countertop. There were one or more cats that had the run of the building and, dominating the waiting room, were huge glass tanks containing Gosnell’s collection of angel fish and turtles.” …

      “Wood said he walked to one of the aquariums, cracked open the clams on the spot and began dropping pieces of clam meat into the water for the hungry turtles.”

      Aww isn’t that sweet. The man loved animals but murdered babies. He did this in the most cruel and heartless way by severing their spinal columns at the neck and almost decapitating them. This serial murder is charged with killing 7 babies who happened to be born alive – however there were many others that were born alive that he was not charged with…these are just the ones they can indite him on. But he loved his pets.

    • heykev says:

      Sorry, here’s the link for the article above

      OK, one more thing about the cats.

      The Gosnell case: Here’s what you need to know
      The Washington Post – Wonkblog
      Posted by Sarah Kliff on April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      “What happened at his abortion clinic?
      The grand jury report is full of horrific and gruesome details about the clinic that Gosnell ran for more than three decades. Patients were neglected; providers were not certified; and cats were allowed to roam and defecate in the clinic.”

      “The FBI and the Pennsylvania Department of Health raided Gosnell’s clinic on Feb. 18, 2010. What they found inside was described by those on the raid as “filthy” and disgusting”:

      There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets.”

      My guess is that if someone tried to introduce a bill that barred cats from Abortion Providers offices, Planned Parenthood and their ilk would be against.
      But it does seem this Dr. (who BTW is not an obstetrician or gynecologist) only loved one thing…money.

      Finally, if you’re interested, the Grand Jury report is fascinating study in government incompetence. There were many instances were he should have been put out of practice (read arrested) years ago…but the PA Department of Health and others messes up.


  4. captstubby says:

    Nation’s biggest movie theater chain cuts workweek, blaming ObamaCare
    By Perry Chiaramonte

    Published April 15, 2013
    The nation’s largest movie theater chain has cut the hours of thousands of employees, saying in a company memo that ObamaCare requirements are to blame.

    Regal Entertainment Group, which operates more than 500 theaters in 38 states, last month rolled back shifts for non-salaried workers to 30 hours per week, putting them under the threshold at which employers are required to provide health insurance. The Nashville-based company said in a letter to managers that the move was a direct result of ObamaCare.

    “To manage this budget, all other employees will be scheduled in accord with business needs and in a manner that will not negatively impact our health care budget,” the message continues.

    “If you want to have reduced work, lower wages and economic stagnation, this is a great way to do it, said Ed Haislmaier, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

    One Regal theater manager told FoxNews.com the move has sparked a wave of resignations from full-time managers who have seen their hours cut by 25 percent or more.

    The manager told FoxNews.com ObamaCare has had the unintended consequence of taking food off his table.

    “Mandating businesses to offer health care under threat of debilitating fines does not fix a problem, it creates one,” he said. “It fosters a new business culture where 30 hours is now considered the maximum in order to avoid paying the high costs associated with this law.

    no one is naive enough to believe all cutbacks are Obama Care .
    some big business will use this as a realistic “solution” to prune the workers and get more out of the “lucky ones.”
    having said all that,
    will we now see a weekly 29 report like the new unemployment claims?
    it will be interesting to see the figures “seasonally adjusted.”

  5. canary says:

    Subject: Fw: LIST OF TRAITORS (to our constitution)

    Well folks, it almost happened. If four more Senators had voted for this UN Treaty it would have been ratified and all our guns and ammo would have come under the control of the UN. This would be the first step in trying to take away our guns, and if it ever reached this point, it would ultimately plunge us into a civil war.

    Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the United States Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
    The Statement of Purpose from the bill read:
    To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
    The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.
    Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.
    Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N.

    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Cowan (D-MA)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    These Senators voted to let the UN take our guns. They need to lose the election. We have been betrayed.
    46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

    hmm. So is maybe DHS is collecting ammunition, not to use on Americans as some have speculated, but to give the ammunition to the other countries who get U.S. Citizen guns that are confiscated in case the other country had a shortage in the right caliber ammo.

  6. canary says:

    The Blaze: Exclusive: Saudi National Once Considered ‘Person of Interest’ May Be Deported on ‘Security’ Grounds — And How It’s Supposed to Be Framed

    Apr. 18, 2013 – Jason Howerton



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