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Sen. Rand Paul: Audit the Fed

Sen. Rand Paul: Audit the Fed If the Federal Reserve was a real bank, without extraordinary powers, it would be insolvent. The Fed has $4.5 trillion in liabilities and only 57 billion dollars in equity. It is leveraged at 80:1, nearly three times greater than Lehman Brothers when it failed. Nearly 40 percent of the Fed’s liabilities are said to be mortgage-backed securities – the question needs to be: How many are distressed home loans? What does that mean? It means the dollar that was once as good as gold ultimately became backed by the full faith and credit of… View Article

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on February 11, 2015 in World News

More Cities Following D.C.-Area Lead, Debating Non-Citizen Voting Rights

More cities are trying to follow in the footsteps of D.C.-area jurisdictions to give non-citizens the right to vote in municipal elections. Though many of these proposals have failed, the Washington Post notes that activists in Amherst, Massachusetts, Madison, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Vermont are also clamoring to give voting rights to non-citizens. In New York, as Breitbart News has noted, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he would like to “continue the conversation” this year on giving voting rights to non-citizens. Six Maryland jurisdictions and Chicago allow non-citizens to vote in some local elections. The Post notes that opponents believe… View Article

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on February 11, 2015 in World News

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Rescinds Sebelius Order Protecting LGBT Workers

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Rescinds Sebelius Order Protecting LGBT Workers Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, ignoring prospective critics arguing for the LGBT movement, rescinded an executive order issued in 2007 by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius that expanded laws specifically protecting LGBT state workers. Brownback’s executive order was simple enough; his office released a statement saying the order “reaffirms the commitment of the State of Kansas to employment practices which do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry or age. It further establishes that state entities will implement employment management practices for veterans and disabled individuals that include… View Article

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on February 11, 2015 in World News

Man Fights Off Three Would-Be Robbers by Ignoring Sonic’s Gun-Free Request

Man Fights Off Three Would-Be Robbers by Ignoring Sonic’s Gun-Free Request On February 8, a customer who ignored Sonic’s request that “customers refrain from bringing guns to the restaurant” was able to pull his gun and shoot one of three alleged armed robbers, killing him and stopping the would-be robbery. Breitbart News previously reported that on May 30, 2014, Sonic asked law-abiding citizens to come to the restaurant unarmed. We also reported that a Sonic in Topeka, Kansas, was robbed the very day that customers were asked to come and eat while defenseless. But on February 8, the tables were… View Article

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on February 11, 2015 in World News

Obama Lectures Staples For Limiting Part Time Hours: ’Shame on Them’

Obama Lectures Staples For Limiting Part Time Hours: ’Shame on Them’ President Obama doesn’t sympathize with companies that are cutting part-time hours to keep workers under the threshold of the 30-hour work week, thanks to Obamacare. In an interview with Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith, Obama took issue with a story about the office supply company Staples threatening to fire workers who work more than 25 hours a week. “I haven’t looked at Staples stock lately or what the compensation of the CEO is, but I suspect that they could well afford to treat their workers favorably and give them some basic… View Article

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on February 10, 2015 in World News

Obama to seek permission for world war on ISIS

Obama to seek permission for world war on ISIS ‘The administration would be free to expand to other countries’ President Obama, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only months after he was inaugurated but quickly became a war president, responsible for nearly 75 percent of U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan, now is preparing to formally ask Congress to take the fight against ISIS worldwide. That’s according to Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin, who said two senior congressional aides shared details with him. Obama has been operating under authorizations created more than a decade ago when circumstances were vastly different and ISIS… View Article

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on February 10, 2015 in World News

No-knock police raid ends in blazing tragedy

No-knock police raid ends in blazing tragedy Texas man defends family, gets surprise decision from grand jury Gun owners and self-defense advocates are lauding a rare victory in which a Texas grand jury has refused to indict a homeowner for shooting and killing a police officer who entered his home unannounced in the middle of the night. The homeowner, Henry Magee, 28, said he thought the officers who broke through his door were robbers and he acted in self-defense to protect his pregnant girlfriend and two children. Police were acting on a tip from a criminal informant that led them… View Article

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on February 10, 2015 in World News

Le Pen says Washington attempting to start ‘war in Europe’

Le Pen says Washington attempting to start ‘war in Europe’ The leader of France’s rightwing Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, has called Brussels “American lackeys” over the EU’s Ukraine policy. She further accused Washington of attempting to start a “war in Europe” and expand NATO towards Russia’s borders. READ MORE: Crisis in Ukraine is ‘all EU’s fault’ – France’s Marine Le Pen “European capitals do not have the wisdom to refuse to be dependent on US positions on Ukraine,” Le Pen told French journalists on Sunday. “Regarding Ukraine, we behave like American lackeys,” she said, before warning that “the… View Article

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on February 10, 2015 in World News

UK School Bans Students from Looking at ‘Distracting’ Snow

UK School Bans Students from Looking at ‘Distracting’ Snow Students ordered not to go near snow as teacher covers classroom windows A primary school in the United Kingdom has banned students from touching and even looking at snow due to its “distracting” and unsafe nature. According to the Daily Mail, students at the Stalham Academy near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, were “marshaled” indoors shortly before school began last week after less than 1cm of snow fell to the ground. After students were ordered not to go near the snow for the remainder of the school day, a classroom full of eight… View Article

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on February 10, 2015 in World News

CNN Journalist ‘Governments Pay Us To Fake Stories’

CNN Journalist ‘Governments Pay Us To Fake Stories’ According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist, CNN is routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report on certain events. Furthermore, the Obama administration pay CNN for editorial control over some of their content. Redflagnews.com report: Back in March 2011, CNN sent a four person team to Bahrain to cover the Arab Spring. Once there, the crew was the subject of extreme intimidation amongst other things, but they were able to record some fantastic footage. As Glenn Greenwald of the UK’s Guardian writes in his… View Article

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