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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is spearheading the proposal along with Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). All they’re doing is delaying the messy confrontation that’s necessary to bring this to a head.

If this plan succeeds, I’m assuming we can expect the government to shut down yet again, in 2014. Plan your vacations to any government landmarks accordingly.

Source: The Hill

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_AN10448.JPGOur deployed service members will now lose one of the few comforts that remind them of home: watching NFL and MLB games in overseas chow halls.

Don’t you waste a tear though! President Obama’s sports coverage in the White House hasn’t been interrupted. I would also like to report that they have scrimped up enough change to keep Camp David and it’s gold course fully operational. They have also somehow managed to keep every golf course located on a U.S. military base open, which the President has been frequenting every weekend.

Although  our President may not visit our men and women in uniform very often, at least he’ll visit the hell out of their golf courses. Classy move Mr. President.

Source: Washington Examiner

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fallen-soldiers-funeral-2009-8-15-20-42-43President Obama’s exploitation of the government shutdown gets more ludicrous every day. Now it seems that the President’s administration is currently denying burial benefits for our men and women killed overseas. It doesn’t get much lower than flipping the bird to grieving families trying to put their loved ones to rest.

All the while the President and all of Congress continue to get paid their full salary and all benefits. LET THEM EAT CAKE!!!

Source: Today

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Man Charged for Opening Fire on Armed Shoplifters

Posted on January 10th, 2014 by Ben Spera

mervinbrewerAn Arizona couple was being pursued by a Sears loss prevention officer after shoplifting a power drill. When the couple was confronted at the exit, Ms. Hough pulled a toy firearm, with the orange cap painted black to conceal it, on the Sears employee.

Nearby, 61-year-old Mervin Brewer, a former U.S. Marine, took notice. Brewer says his wife was coming out of the same exit so he opened fire. Brewer fired 4 rounds, none of which hit the couple. Ms. Hough soon realized that there were real guns involved, dropped the toy gun and they both fled on a motorcycle. Read more…


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