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Blog Running – ‘America’s ranking in the world':

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This was just a small fill in over at All Hat No Cattle but says so, so much. They didn’t have the graphics just the text so even more dramatic.

Thanks to All Hat No Cattle

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#1 Prisoners
#1 Gun ownership
#1 Killings by police
#1 Military spending
#94 Safest countries

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American Exceptionalism……

 

From : http://all-hat-no-cattle.blogspot.com/

Why America Is Failing – ‘Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court’

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‘This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths’.

‘Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people’.

‘Today, the Court doubled down with a 5–4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government’.

‘Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless’.(1)

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This is why America is failing.

‘undermines the foundations of government’

‘undermines the definition of marriage’

the Supreme Court is ‘lawless’.

  • When one political party – Republicans – en masse – decide that if they don’t have laws, a government, their moral standard their way – then everything else is lawless…..illegal…..unconstitutional.

No Compromise.

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‘Undermines the foundations of Government’.

14th Amendment – “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.
**That’s pretty clear. THe 14th Amendment IS one of the foundations of our government.
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Undermines the definition of marriage.

Marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution.
Now if you mean marriage as defined by the Christian Bible – which definition do you want?
Also what IS written in our Constitution regarding religions – Article 6 Section 3 – “…… but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States”.
Please remove YOUR interpretation of YOUR Bible from OUR Government.

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‘The Supreme Court is lawless;.

Article 3 Section 1 – “The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court”

Article 3 Section 2 – “The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States”
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(1) : http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420409/ted-cruz-supreme-court-constitutional-amendment

Blog Running – The Death of the Media: Meet The Press

The Death of the Media: Meet The Press.

From Mock, Paper Scissors – And I agree.

‘I’ve been debating writing something about the disaster that was this week’s edition of Meet the Press, but my betters have written about itfar better than I could‘.

‘I went on a tirade last night on Twitter, linking Comcast (owner of NBC), NBC, the producers of MTP, and of course Chuck Todd, and I was not alone’.

‘Here’s the thing when you make a segment so egregious that it suddenly made Chuck Todd’s name a world-wide trending topic, mostly with people demanding NBC do something about this: you have to address it’.

‘Chuck Todd personally addressed it by blocking people on Twitter who were being mean about him. Heh’.

‘This is what Comcast/NBC/MTP chose to say via Chuck Todd':

“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback about the gun video we showed on Meet the Press today. Some were upset it only featured African-American men talking about their regrets of pulling a trigger. All of the men in the piece volunteered to be a part of the video and the larger project it is a part of.

“But the last thing we wanted was to cloud the discussion of the topic.

“The original decision to air this segment was made before Wednesday’s massacre. However, the staff and I had an internal debate about whether to show it at all this week. When we discussed putting it off, that conversation centered around race and perception – not the conversation we wanted the segment to invoke.

“We decided against delaying the segment because we wanted to show multiple sides of what gun violence does in this country. We thought the issue of gun violence in our culture and society was an important conversation to continue — too important to put off for another week. The consequences of gun violence should not be hidden.

“As I say to all audiences, Meet the Press should make all viewers uncomfortable at some point or we are not doing our job. I hope folks view the gun video as a part of the conversation we should all be having and not the totality of it.”

‘And as anyone who has ever had to explain a joke after telling it, you know you lost. This statement was such a truck load of crap that all the flies in Manhattan were buzzing around 30 Rock’.

‘I think the show exceeded its shelf life long ago and should be put down, humanely. And it’s not just Chuck Todd’s MTP: it was David Gregory’s version, and it was the most-overrated talking head in the history of teevee news, Tim Russert’s MTP was also long past the expiration date’.

‘All of the Sunday Talkies are bad, but this segment will be taught in J-Schools as what not to do. Ever. It will be held up, along with the blow-back as an example of what happens when you stop being journalists, which they all clearly stopped being some decades ago’.

‘The world has a great need for journalists, and news. The media landscape is changing fast as television sets are turned off, and newspapers are going away. It’s not a question of the platform, as media analysts always say. We need journalists more than ever and instead we have marketing messengers. The Sunday Talkies are nothing but an extended QVC sales pitch from shameless hucksters to shameless hucksters’.

‘Paraphrasing Karl Marx, or one of the other Marx Brothers, our media has gone from tragedy to farce and everyone seems to know it except for the suits in NYC who make the decisions’.

‘Cancel Meet The Press. Do it’.

From : http://mockpaperscissors.com/2015/06/22/the-death-of-the-media-meet-the-press/

 

Why America Is Failing – ‘Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’

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When you are part of a society – then it’s not every man/women for themselves….it’s what is best for society/community.

But when a few, a wealthy few start saying “Well I have money so I can have more water”.

No.

Water is a vital – VITAL part of our food chain. In a drought, water is for people….not lawns, golf courses or flower gardens.

RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. — ‘Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, he argues, you should get your water’.

‘People…….“should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful,” Yuhas fumed recently on social media’.

“We pay significant property taxes based on where we live,” he added in an interview’.

“And, no, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”

From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rich-californians-youll-have-to-pry-the-hoses-from-our-cold-dead-hands/2015/06/13/fac6f998-0e39-11e5-9726-49d6fa26a8c6_story.html

‘Why America is NOT the greatest country in the world, anymore’

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Worth reposting over and over and over until THIS is the conversation.

Truth hurts doesn’t it?

The Day in a Picture

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Why America Is Failing – ‘7 Totally False Panics Created By The Media’

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Fake ‘crisis’ just for ratings.

The problem of course is weak minds and low information voters who never really understand that the fake crisis were just that – fake. Instead they actually believe them and let their accumulative effect mount up.

Stupid Headlines – Why America Is Failing – Stupid Journalists Writing Stupid Headlines

 

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Boehner ‘baffled’ by Israeli spying report’(1)
Really? ‘Baffled? So you’ve just ignored what Israel has done over the last 40 years?

And just like NO conservative will admit to getting their (cough) ‘news’ from FOX, not one will admit to getting intel from Israel.
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MSNBC Pundit Speculates Jet Crashed In France Because Of ‘Hacking’(2)

The new ‘FOX’ news affliate (MSNBC) spreading a conspiracy with absolutely no facts and just hours after the crash.
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Ted Cruz: I Started Listening To Country Music Because Of 9/11′ (3)

“My music taste changed on 9/11,” he said, followed by a pause’.

“I actually intellectually find this very curious, but on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded,” the senator went on. “And country music, collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me.”

‘Cruz did not specify which rock artists “responded” to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in a way that led him to switch genres’.(4)
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(1) : http://thehill.com/homenews/house/236746-boehner-baffled-by-israeli-spying-report

(2) : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jay-rollins-france-airplane-hacking

(3) : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ted-cruz-9-11-taste-in-music

 

Why America Is Failing – ‘Canada’s Fox ‘News’ Clone Goes Out Of Business After Just Four Years’

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We are willing to be lied to by the #1 (cough) ‘news’ network – FOX.

Canadians aren’t.

‘The Sun News Network is rubbish media’.

The Sun News Network, Canada’s stab at a right-wing slanted channel like America’s Fox ‘News,’ is going out of business after just a few years’.

‘The reason for its demise will surely be bittersweet for conservatives and lovers of free market capitalism: Nobody was watching, and so it failed’.

Sun News Network shuts down Last 5 Minutes – (4:00 AM CST, February 13, 2015)

“The closure is regrettable for the Canadian broadcasting system, which is losing a distinctively Canadian voice in the national news space,” said Tremblay’.

‘The distinctively Canadian voice was one of conservative spin. The idea of a 24-hour right-wing propaganda channel may be massively popular in the United States, but Canadians seem to have little interest in watching their political discourse further muddied with the kind of ugly programming Americans have grown depressingly accustomed to’.

‘To counter the lack of interest, Sun Media tried to force the channel down Canada’s throat by demanding that the government make the channel a mandatory feature of every basic cable package for consumers’.

‘The CRTC, Canada’s telecommunications regulators, didn’t bite’.

‘The agency rejected the proposal and with that Sun News Network’s days were numbered. Sun News was livid by the decision not to cater to them, but most average Canadians shrugged’.

‘One of the channel’s fiercest critics was Alexander Knight, who in 2013 took to the streets to ask Canadians about whether they wanted Sun News. Most said no’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/13/canadas-fox-news-clone-goes-out-of-business-after-just-four-years/

Why America Is Failing – ‘Serious Ethical Questions Arising From Journalist’s Participation In Koch Event’

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The Founding Fathers had a vision that the press would inform……not propaganda but holding the elected accountable and keeping the citizens informed and educated.

So which came first?

Apathy?

Or journalistic corruption?

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‘ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl will moderate a forum featuring three prominent GOP Senators on Sunday at an event hosted by a conservative political organization that has been called “the Koch Brothers’ secret bank.”

‘While the event will be closed to media and the public — though streamed online — ThinkProgress has learned that ABC News will be paying for Karl’s travel and lodging for the Palm Springs, CA event’.

A private event – yet ABC news is paying for the so called journalists travel and lodging.

‘Politico reported on Thursday that Karl will ask questions of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the “American Recovery Policy Forum,” hosted by the Kochs’ Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce’.

‘But some journalism ethics experts told ThinkProgress that this might cross the line from neutral reporting to aiding a political organization, as Karl’s presence lends a measure of credibility to billionaire oil magnates David and Charles Koch and their anti-government political network’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/media/2015/01/23/3614673/abc-news-paying-jonathan-karl-koch-brothers/

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