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Dear Mr. Security Agent

Posted by Mother Goose on January 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (25)


Since our masters of web security have seen fit to crash Matthew Bracken's website

http:/  I am reposting his article here in full:

For widespread distribution, more cutting-edge commentary from Matt Bracken, former SEAL and author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy, along with his most recent novel, Castigo Cay:

Bracken: Dear Mr. Security Agent:


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Lt. Governor Ramsey releases new State Senate districts in Google Maps

Posted by Mother Goose on January 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

On January 27, Lt. Governor Ramsey released the new congressional district map.  Although I try to avoid Google, this is a pretty cool tool. Maps can be found here.

Global Warming Proven to be Myth - Letter to Knox News

Posted by Mother Goose on January 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Arvid Pasto, Farragut

A recent letter puts forth the proposition "Warming Real, Documented." The writer states that Earth's temperature is increasing and cites some statistics from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The writer goes on to cite the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report about warm recent years. Other parts of the global warming proposition are then stated, including glacier loss, a possible upcoming ice-free Arctic region, dama...

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Flashback: Obama in 2009: Medicare and Medicaid ?Are Really Breaking the Bank?

Posted by Mother Goose on April 6, 2011 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

By Matt Cover

( – President Barack Obama, in marking his first 100 days in office in 2009, said that Medicare and Medicaid were the biggest problems the government faced and that they were “really breaking the bank,” adding that the federal government needs to “tighten our belts … in an intelligent way.”

Answering a question at a town hall event in Arnold, Mo., on April 29, 2009, Obama said that M...

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GOP says 5,000 non-citizens voting in Colorado a 'wake-up call' for states

Posted by Mother Goose on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM Comments comments (1)

By Debbie Siegelbaum - 03/31/11 01:23 PM ET


Republicans on the House Administration Committee want to shore up voter registration rules in the wake of a Colorado study that found as many as 5,000 non-citizens in the state took part in last ...

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2 ex-Dem leaders charged in fake tea party scheme

Posted by Mother Goose on March 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Updated: March 17. 2011 1:00AM

Mike Martindale / The Detroit News

Pontiac— Two former high-ranking members of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing various election corruption charges in a bogus tea party scheme, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced Wednesday.

Former D...

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Tenn. bill would make following Shariah a felony

Posted by Mother Goose on March 3, 2011 at 10:53 AM Comments comments (0)

from Breitbart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is considering making it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, the most severe measure yet put forth by a national movement whose members believe extremist Muslims want Shariah to supersede the Constitution. The bill—drawn up by conservatives with ties to opponents of a planned Islamic center two ...

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Unions Can Bargain on Behalf of Airport Security

Posted by Mother Goose on February 4, 2011 at 3:57 PM Comments comments (0)

By ERIC LIPTON Published: February 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — Seeking to end a debate that has brewed for nearly a decade, the director of the Transportation Security Administration announced on Friday that a union would be allowed to bargain over working conditions on behalf of the nation’s 45,000 airport security officers, although certain issues like pay will not be subject to negotiation.

The question of whether unions can negoti...

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Obama issues global warming rules in January, gives GE an exemption in February

Posted by Mother Goose on February 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Timothy P. Carney 02/02/11 4:50 PM

Senior Political Columnist

Read more at the Washington Examiner:


Last month, the Obama EPA began enforcing new rules regulating the greenhouse gas emiss...

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U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules

Posted by Mother Goose on February 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) - - The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

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SOTU - Fact Check

Posted by Mother Goose on January 26, 2011 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (1)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.

Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of the Union speech. He pointed to the transportation and construction projects of the last two years and proposed "we redouble these efforts." He coupled this with a ...

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US Senate ratifies nuclear treaty with Russia

Posted by Mother Goose on December 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM Comments comments (1)

Dec 22 03:08 PM US/Eastern

The US Senate on Wednesday ratified a landmark nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, handing President Barack Obama a signal diplomatic and political victory after a months-long battle. Lawmakers voted 71-26 in favor of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), easily clearing the two-thirds majority needed to approve the pact, which Obama had made a lynchpin of efforts to "reset" relations with Moscow.

After a relentl...

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Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.

Posted by Mother Goose on December 9, 2010 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

by Anna Mahjar-Barducci

December 8, 2010 at 5:00 am

Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources[1], according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran...

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Bill blocked to let upper-income tax cuts expire

Posted by Mother Goose on December 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM Comments comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked legislation allowing taxes to rise on upper income taxpayers on Jan. 1. The vote Saturday was 53-36—seven short of the 60 needed to advance the measure.

Without action by Congress, all income tax cuts enacted when George W. Bush was president will expire at year's end. The legislation backed by Senate Democrats would have kept the cuts in effect except on incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 f...

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Salazar: Offshore oil drilling ban to be maintained in key areas

Posted by Mother Goose on December 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

By Juliet Eilperin Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan, reversing two key policy changes President Obama announced in late March.


We are adjusting our strategy in areas where there are no active leases," Salazar told reporters in a phone call, adding that...

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Fed Loaned Billions to Banks, Companies and Other Nations(17)

Posted by Mother Goose on December 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Reuters

The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

"There are a lot of people talking about that. I think the European Commission has talked about that," said the U.S. official, commenting on enlarging the 750 billion euro ($980 billion) EU/IMF European stability fund. "It is up to...

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GOP Will Filibuster All Bills if Taxes, Budget Not Addressed

Posted by Mother Goose on December 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM Comments comments (1)

"We will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item," their letter to Reid says. By Dan Friedman

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 | 9:53 a.m

Updated at 11:10 a.m. on December 1.

All 42 Senate Republicans have signed a letter refusing to vote for cloture on any bill before the Senate until the federal government i...

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Coming: Gov't By Regulation Instead Of Law

Posted by Mother Goose on December 1, 2010 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Posted 11/30/2010 07:09 PM ET

Republicans are assuming that cap-and-trade (aka cap-and-tax) is dead because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lacks the votes to bring up the House-passed bill and because this issue proved a loser in the 2010 House races. Like the famous Mark Twain saying, its death may be exaggerated.

The Senate's environmentalism expert, Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., warns us that the Obama administration is trying to imple...

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Judge tosses challenge to Obama healthcare law

Posted by Mother Goose on November 30, 2010 at 7:29 PM Comments comments (0)

By Jeremy Pelofsky

WASHINGTON | Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:01pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the landmark healthcare law championed by President Barack Obama, upholding key provisions that require health insurance coverage.

The challenge, one of several attempting to strike down the law, was brought by the conservative Christian Liberty...

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The Hispanic Leadership Fund Reacts to Threat of FCC Vote Next Month on 'Net Neutrality' Regulations

Posted by Mother Goose on November 30, 2010 at 2:48 PM Comments comments (0)

From Breitbart:

HLF President Mario H. Lopez available for interviews as FCC weighs next move on broadband policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Leadership Fund, a national non-partisan advocacy organization that promotes limited government and free enterprise, today reiterated its opposition to the FCC's planne...

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