“Finally, the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added a requirement that everyone live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for Congress and their staff, and no waivers for big business without the same waivers for individuals.
Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it. So as you can see, Republicans are the big holdup here.”

Ann Coulter Ann Coulter

In the current fight over the government shutdown, Republicans are simply representing the views of the American people.

Americans didn’t ask for Obamacare, they don’t want it, but now their insurance premiums are going through the roof, their doctors aren’t accepting it, and their employers are moving them into part-time work — or firing them — to avoid the law’s mandates.

Contrary to Obama’s promises, it turns out: You can’t keep your doctor, you can’t keep your insurance — you can’t even keep your job. In other words, it’s a typical government program, but this one wrecks your health care.

Also, the president did raise taxes on the middle class in defiance of his well-worn campaign promise not to. Indeed, Obamacare is the largest tax hike in U.S. history.

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Homeland Security News: The Latest from National Terror Alert Response Center

Homeland Security News: The Latest from National Terror Alert Response Center.

Homeland Security News

The Latest from National Terror Alert Response Center

Weekend Attacks on Arkansas’ Electric Grid Leave 10,000 Without Power; ‘YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 06:41 PM PDT

More than 10,000 people in Arkansas were dumped into a blackout Sunday following an attack on that state’s electric grid, the FBI said today, the third such attack in recent weeks. The FBI said that two power poles had been intentionally cut in Lonoke County on Sunday, resulting in the outage. The FBI said it […]This story comes to us via Homeland Security – National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America’s trusted source for homeland security news and information.
Weekend Attacks on Arkansas’ Electric Grid Leave 10,000 Without Power; ‘YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’

Is the U.S. Prepared for an EMP Event?

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 06:32 PM PDT

Michael Maloof is the author of A Nation Forsaken: EMP-The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe. Maloof is a former senior policy analyst for the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and has almost 30 years of federal service, 23 of which were with the Defense Department. He was the Director of Technology Security […]This story comes to us via Homeland Security – National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America’s trusted source for homeland security news and information.
Is the U.S. Prepared for an EMP Event?


Oklahoma City bomb-making chemicals in Fairfield house

Posted: 08 Oct 2013 06:28 PM PDT

From the minute police entered Joseph C. Callahans Greenfield Hill home, he freely discussed the array of bomb-making chemicals he collected in his house.When they asked about some large containers in his garage, which contained about a hundred pounds of a substance Callahan readily identified as ammonium nitrate, he couldnt have been more helpful.”Thats the […]This story comes to us via Homeland Security – National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America’s trusted source for homeland security news and information.
Oklahoma City bomb-making chemicals in Fairfield house

St. Cloud, MN City Council says NO to upgrading mosque

St. Cloud, MN City Council says NO to upgrading mosque.

H/T Dorrie

A note from Debra Anderson, MN ACT! Chapter Leader (who sent me this info): The Islamic Center of St Cloud withdrew their amendment last night, after realizing they did not have enough votes from the city council to pass it. This grassroots effort, with support from inside and outside of MN, helped save this neighborhood from a massive Islamic complex, including a mosque with minarets.

Our View: Islamic center has followed desires of community

Withdrawing plan also showed willing nature [of what?]

Oct. 8, 2013 9:05 PM |


Clearly, leaders of the Islamic Center of St. Cloud heard their neighbors, fellow residents and elected leaders Monday night. And to their credit, center leaders did what civic-minded neighbors do: They responded with understanding and withdrew a proposal to build a large religious complex at 1850 Clearwater Road.

The center had requested an amendment to a planned unit development there to build two two-unit residential dwellings, a mosque, religious school and community building. Discussion at Monday’s City Council meeting made it clear most members echoed previous concerns about traffic and parking issues. Approval of the plan seemed highly unlikely.

Yet even though center leaders could have altered that plan, instead they decided to withdraw it completely. Not only does that mean any revised plan must start the entire process again, but it means years of crafting this vision and months spent working with experts and city staff to shape it, are all for nothing.

That move had to be disappointing for the center’s leaders. Kudos to them for being such good neighbors in making that tough decision. Let its significance not be lost on a community that isn’t always welcoming to new residents and one prone to comments about how people from other cultures don’t want to assimilate. [Hey, St. Cloud Times, could you BE any more condescending to those who opposed a huge mosque in their midst?]

Actions speak louder than words [well, there you go, proving the comment about cultures that don’t want to assimilate :-}; good job], and if scrapping detailed plans for a place for practicing your faith and educating your kids doesn’t show you want to be part of a community, what does?[Putting a mosque outside the city completely?]

That said, several council members who opposed the size and scope of this plan also talked about supporting the concept and even helping the center find a different site or develop a plan to fit within this property. Those are sentiments worth repeating in the wake of the center’s surprising decision. Backing them up with supporting actions would show center leaders (and all local Muslims) this community welcomes all faiths and, indeed, opposition in this case was solely about too big of a plan for the space and roads available.

As this board noted last month when it became clear the City Council would address this issue, no matter the decision made, a precedent would be set. Well, the Islamic center’s decision to withdraw might have taken the council off that hook, but it didn’t remove it for the entire community. Several council members said so themselves Monday. So who has some ideas on plans and places that can help local Muslims have another place to practice their faith?

The reaction from at least one member of the community that rallied against the expansion to the St Cloud Times:


How much more biased can a newspaper editorial be? The only reason the application was withdrawn is that a certain 6-1 denial would have resulted in a 1-year re-apply policy. How many more front page totally slanted photos can this city absorb? How much more animosity can you generate?

How much time did the City Staff, the Planning Commission, City Council, and neighbors waste on the over-aggressive proposal that after two lengthy hearings and recommendations of the Planning Commission was met with the arrogance of the refusal to accept it? City Staff relaxed the time for submission by 9 days to allow for the September 4th plan to make absolutely sure the applicant could get it right.

HOW DARE YOU ENCOURAGE anti-Islamic, Muslim, and Somali sentiment by these types of very slanted and bold statements to the demise of the very city you live in? LOOK AT THE COMMENTS TO THE EDITORIAL. ARE YOU PROUD OF THAT SENTIMENT YOU AND YOU ALONE CREATED BY THIS?

HOW DARE YOU accuse opposition AND THE CITY of being “NOT welcoming”?

HOW DARE YOU give credit to a proposal that CLEARLY had real challenges from the beginning and mask the reality of the objective decisions of City Council and give credit to the decision to withdraw as “civic-minded neighbors”?

HOW DARE YOU undermine due process and the professionalism and dedication of our City Staff and our elected officials to obviously move your own corporate agenda forward?

HOW DARE YOU publish “OUR VIEW” stating in effect that the “Center has followed the desires of community.” Whose community are you referring to?

HOW DARE YOU slant the perception of this decision and process without the INTELLIGENCE and the REALIZATION that you are in effect doing no good for the exact people who actually need assistance in a realistic location that meets their needs?

You should be ashamed of yourselves as corporate citizens. There was nothing accomplished by this slanted, toxic, one-sided view of a due-process procedure.

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? I called John Bodete a coward for refusing to print unbiased FACTS.

I did not go far enough. YOU ALL ARE, BY PUBLISHING THIS.

You have my express permission and encouragement to publish this.

Fed Judges Says Business Have Right to Say No to Wearing Hijab

Fed Judges Says Business Have Right to Say No to Wearing Hijab.

H/T Dorrie

Two articles on the same story. Sometimes it feels like America is still the home of free enterprise, and “I’m risking my money, my sweat, my tears, my dream — I get to set the rules.”

Appeals Court Overrules: Hijab Ban Not Discriminatory

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Obama Inc’s Claim that Hijab Ban is Discriminatory

October 4, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield

The New Yorker: [Obama Is Crashing The Economy.] Why America Needs a Stock-Market Crash

A Conservative Edge

the new yorkerWhy America Needs a Stock-Market Crash : The New Yorker.

A week into the partial government shutdown, and there’s still no end in sight to America’s latest self-inflicted fiscal crisis. The two sides, in particular the House Republicans, appear to be getting even more intransigent, and the October 17th deadline for a possible breach of the debt ceiling is now looming. Having just returned from a long-ago arranged six-day trip to Europe, I thought I must have missed at least one significant effort to reach a resolution. In fact, practically nothing had happened since I left, save that both sides have continued to talk past each other. Absent an unexpected softening in attitudes over the next few days, it may well take some outside intervention to break the deadlock.

Had this situation arisen in the not-so-distant past, it’s conceivable that some older, wiser heads from both parties would have gotten…

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