Restoring Liberty http://joemiller.us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:55:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Coming to a Mall Near You: Obamacare http://joemiller.us/2014/11/coming-mall-near-obamacare/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/coming-mall-near-obamacare/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:30:13 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104455 This year, shoppers in a few states will see something new this year at shopping malls--and its not exactly a hot new store. It's...Obamacare.

Coming to a Mall Near You: Obamacare

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By Christine Rousselle.

The holiday shopping season kicks off tomorrow with Black Friday, the annual mad-dash for good deals and early-morning sales. This year, shoppers in a few states will see something new this year at shopping malls–and its not exactly a hot new store. It’s…Obamacare.

In an effort to boost floundering enrollment numbers, the Department of Health and Human Services has taken to partnering with retail stores, pharmacies and websites to promote the open enrollment period, which lasts until Feb. 15. Enrollment workers will be present on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to tell shoppers about how to sign up for a plan on the exchange.

Westfield malls in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, Florida and Washington will allow navigators and other enrollment workers to both hand out fliers and use other outreach approach methods.

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HHS dispatches workers to push ObamaCare info at malls on Black Friday

By Fox News.

Shoppers ready to look for deep Black Friday retail deals could get more than they bargained for this year. Malls in a number of states across the country are allowing health care navigators to set up shop around stores to hawk the benefits of ObamaCare.

It’s all part of a Health and Human Services campaign to snag as many sign-ups as possible. Government reps will be armed with information packets and other promotions to pitch to Americans.

This year’s effort marks a stark shift from last year’s celebrity-heavy campaign used to build up buzz about HealthCare.gov.

As part of the new outreach initiative, Westfield malls in eight states, including California, Florida, Illinois and New Jersey, will let navigators and other enrollment workers hand out fliers and other outreach work to get people to enroll.

The goal is to get 9 million new sign-ups by next year.

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PROTEST RULES: White Michael Brown Protesters Told To Serve As Human Shields For Black Protesters http://joemiller.us/2014/11/protest-rules-white-michael-brown-protesters-told-serve-human-shields-black-protesters/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/protest-rules-white-michael-brown-protesters-told-serve-human-shields-black-protesters/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:29:37 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104434 White protesters joining Michael Brown demonstrations in Toronto this week were told to stay away from the center of attention and to serve as human shields between black protesters and the police.

PROTEST RULES: White Michael Brown Protesters Told To Serve As Human Shields For Black Protesters

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White protesters joining Michael Brown demonstrations in Toronto this week were told to stay away from the center of attention and to serve as human shields between black protesters and the police.

“WHITE/NON BLACK ALLIES” were addressed in information disseminated by “Black Lives Matter” Toronto protest organizers in advance of demonstrations that began in the city Tuesday night after the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury exonerated police officer Darren Wilson.

“While we appreciate the solidarity shown by White and Non-Black POC, want to remind folks of some things: Please refrain from taking up space in all ways possible…

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Global Websites Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army http://joemiller.us/2014/11/global-websites-hacked-syrian-electronic-army/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/global-websites-hacked-syrian-electronic-army/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:28:57 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104405 Companies including Dell, Microsoft, Ferrari and humanitarian organization Unicef were among those targeted, according to screenshots on Twitter and a website claiming to be from the SEA.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 8.56.51 AMA number of websites – including CNBC and other media organizations – were targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday.

Screenshots posted on Twitter showed an error message on a number websites that read: “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)”. The SEA logo – of an eagle and a version of the Syrian flag – appeared on other sites.

Companies including Dell, Microsoft, Ferrari and humanitarian organization Unicef were among those targeted, according to screenshots on Twitter and a website claiming to be form the SEA. Media organizations such as Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The Telegraph and Italy’s La Repubblica were also affected. The error message appeared to some users of CNBC.com.

Gigya, a customer management platform used by over 700 leading brands, was identified as one cause of the issue. In a statement published in its website on Thursday afternoon, the company said it had been the subject of a service attack.

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‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 91 Times in Speech on Immigration http://joemiller.us/2014/11/obama-uses-first-person-singular-91-times-speech-immigration/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/obama-uses-first-person-singular-91-times-speech-immigration/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:27:23 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104459 Obama’s speech, according to the White House transcript, was approximately 4,200 words and lasted 33 minutes. That means that on average Obama used the first person singular every 46 words—or every 22 seconds.

‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 91 Times in Speech on Immigration

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Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Leaving aside passages in which he quoted a Chicago pub owner and a letter from a citizen from Georgia, President Barack Obama used the first person singular—including the pronouns “I” and “me” and the adjective “my”—91 times in a speech he delivered in Chicago Tuesday to explain his unilateral action on immigration.

But as often as Obama used “I,” “me” and “my” in Chicago this week, it was no match for the speech he delivered in Austin, Texas, on July 10, when he used the first person singular 199 times.

In that Texas speech, however, Obama had not focused specifically on immigration policy. In that speech, Obama had explained his intention to act unilaterally wherever he could.

“It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said then.

“I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip,” he said.

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Parody (and pretty funny, too): North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama http://joemiller.us/2014/11/north-dakota-names-landfill-obama/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/north-dakota-names-landfill-obama/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:26:56 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104411 The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama.

Parody (and pretty funny, too): North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

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122421382-870x430[Editor’s Note: This is a parody. The below story is an excerpt from Dinesh D’Souza’s site: www.dineshdsouza.com/news/north-dakota-names-landfill-obama] The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama.

In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday.

When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will be especially rich in toxic waste from the local petroleum and medical industries.

“We wanted to do something to honor the president,” says Republican State Senator Doug Perlman, who was the lead sponsor of the bill. “And I think a pile of garbage is a fitting tribute to Obama’s presidency.

“We originally planned on naming it after a nearby mountain. But then someone jokingly suggested we name it after Obama. I never thought and idea like that would actually pass. But I was pleasantly surprised.”

Read more from this story HERE: www.dineshdsouza.com/news/north-dakota-names-landfill-obama.

Parody (and pretty funny, too): North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

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Gun Sales Expected to Skyrocket on Black Friday, FBI Worried (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/11/gun-sales-expected-skyrocket-black-friday-fbi-worried-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/gun-sales-expected-skyrocket-black-friday-fbi-worried-video/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:25:29 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104451 From Cabela’s to Wal-Mart guns will be on sale a everywhere on Black Friday, and what better time is there to load up on a firearm?

Gun Sales Expected to Skyrocket on Black Friday, FBI Worried (+video)

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From Cabela’s to Wal-Mart guns will be on sale a everywhere on Black Friday, and what better time is there to load up on a firearm? The manic shopping frenzy lands right before Christmas and right in the midst of deer hunting season.

With the expected increase in gun sales the Federal Bureau of Investigation is gearing up for a dense wave of background check requests. There are more than 48,000 gun retailers in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. For every sale, cashiers must call in a check to the FBI or to other approved agency to insure that the customer does not have a criminal record. When the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, was implemented in 1998, the FBI oversaw around 9 million checks. Last year that number inflated to more than 21 million.

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Gun Sales Expected to Skyrocket on Black Friday, FBI Worried (+video)

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Police Officers Ordered to Remove Facebook Post (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/11/police-officers-ordered-remove-facebook-post-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/police-officers-ordered-remove-facebook-post-video/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:50 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104417 Three Portland police officers who posted a picture of a PPB badge with a banner that said, “I am Darren Wilson” were ordered to remove them from their personal Facebook page by Chief Mike Reese.

Police Officers Ordered to Remove Facebook Post (+video)

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Three Portland police officers who posted a picture of a PPB badge with a banner that said, “I am Darren Wilson” were ordered to remove them from their personal Facebook page by Chief Mike Reese.

Darren Wilson is the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown in August. A grand jury reportedly has reached a decision whether to charge Wilson in the incident. That decision has not yet been announced.

In a statement, Reese said, “I was alerted to these images this morning and immediately ordered their removal through the officers’ chain of command. The image displayed does not represent this organization and was very inflammatory in nature.”

“I was very disappointed by the actions of these three officers,” Reese told KOIN 6 News Monday afternoon. “We’ve had incredible success in building relationships with the community and the vast majority of our officers are working so hard at developing positive relations with people within the community, particularly the minority community, and this takes away from thos efforts and impacts our organization in a negative way.”

He said the bureau has a very clear policy on how and when officers can post pictures of the badge.

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Benham Brothers on Anti-Duggar Campaign: ‘Truth Is Considered Hate to Those Who Hate The Truth’ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/benham-brothers-anti-duggar-campaign-truth-considered-hate-hate-truth/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/benham-brothers-anti-duggar-campaign-truth-considered-hate-hate-truth/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:23:15 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104464 Since when is it considered ‘fear mongering’ to say that God designed a man to be with a woman, or that kids deserve to have a mom and a dad, or that the ladies room should be for biological females?

Benham Brothers on Anti-Duggar Campaign: ‘Truth Is Considered Hate to Those Who Hate The Truth’

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Jason and David Benham, two Christian entrepreneurs who have been targeted by gay activists for their belief in traditional marriage, are speaking out about the campaign by those same activists who are seeking the cancellation of the popular TLC television series “19 Kids and Counting,” accusing the Duggar family of “fear mongering.”

“Since when is it considered ‘fear mongering’ to say that God designed a man to be with a woman, or that kids deserve to have a mom and a dad, or that the ladies room should be for biological females?” David Benham told CNSNews.com. “Saying the Duggars are inciting people to hate is simply propaganda.”

An activist launched a Change.org petition on Aug. 20 entitled “End LGBT fear mongering by the Duggars” after matriarch Michelle Duggar spoke out against an ordinance being considered by the city council in Fayetteville, Ark., that would allow transgender people to use any public restroom. The petition said she was “spreading ignorance and hatred.”

Activists also targeted her eldest son Josh Duggar, who works for the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian advocacy organization, in the petition. Media reports have made references to the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which has labeled FRC a “hate group.”

“Truth is considered hate to those who hate the truth,” Jason Benham told CNSNews.com. “George Orwell said it even better, ‘The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.’”

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Benham Brothers on Anti-Duggar Campaign: ‘Truth Is Considered Hate to Those Who Hate The Truth’

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Mexico President Seeks to Dissolve Local Police Forces http://joemiller.us/2014/11/mexico-president-seeks-dissolve-local-police-forces/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/mexico-president-seeks-dissolve-local-police-forces/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:22:43 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104429 Mexico's embattled president unveiled sweeping reforms to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide amid an outcry over the role of gang-affiliated authorities in the presumed slaughter of 43 students.

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Mexico’s embattled president unveiled sweeping reforms to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide amid an outcry over the role of gang-affiliated authorities in the presumed slaughter of 43 students.

More carnage hit Mexico hours before President Enrique Pena Nieto’s announcement, with the discovery of 11 beheaded bodies in the troubled southern state of Guerrero — the same region where the students were attacked in September.

“Society has raised its voice to say enough is enough,” Pena Nieto said, echoing the anger of Mexicans who have joined a wave of protests over a case that has highlighted the country’s struggle with police corruption.

“Mexico must change,” said the president, who is facing the biggest challenge of his two-year-old administration, in a speech at the National Palace before congressmen, governors and civil society groups.

Pena Nieto said he would send a set of constitutional reforms to Congress on Monday to allow federal authorities to take over municipalities infiltrated by drug cartels.

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DoD Renames “Unlawful Combatants” in Detainee Manual To… http://joemiller.us/2014/11/dod-renames-unlawful-combatants-detainee-manual/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/dod-renames-unlawful-combatants-detainee-manual/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:21:30 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104446 When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons, “unlawful enemy combatants” are a thing of the past.

DoD Renames “Unlawful Combatants” in Detainee Manual To…

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Photo Credit: Joe Raedl – Getty Images

In fact, captured terrorists went out of style a long time ago, so that’s not the actual change. Until recently — like, say, two weeks ago — the Department of Defense used the term unlawful combatant as the label for terrorists captured by American military and intelligence forces as a way to distinguish them from uniformed soldiers of a recognized state authority in a straight-up fight. Their new manual dispenses with that term, the Federation of American Scientists noticed today (via Steven Aftergood and Olivier Knox):

When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons, “unlawful enemy combatants” are a thing of the past. That term has been retired and replaced by “unprivileged enemy belligerents” in a new revision of Joint Publication 3-13 on Detainee Operations, dated November 13, 2014.

The manual even has this helpful chart for readers:

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The only actual mention of the previous term comes in the Summary of Changes on page iii, which notes that the revision “[r]evises terminology, taxonomy, and definitions for unlawful enemy combatant, unprivileged belligerent, detainee, and detainee operations.” There is no particular explanation for why unlawful combatant no longer suffices, or why “unprivileged” makes for a clearer understanding between the categories of legitimate POW and everyone else.

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Christian Bale: If Moses Lived Today, ‘Drones Would Be Sent Out After Him’… http://joemiller.us/2014/11/christian-bale-moses-lived-today-drones-sent/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/christian-bale-moses-lived-today-drones-sent/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:19:45 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104424 To prepare for the role of Moses for the upcoming film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Christian Bale studied the biblical story, and came to realize that Moses was a very complicated figure.

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Photo Credit: Kerry Brown / 20th Century Fox

To prepare for the role of Moses for the upcoming film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Christian Bale studied the biblical story, and came to realize that Moses was a very complicated figure.

“He was so much more human than I had ever imagined… had all sort of temptations and indulgences that he had grown up with,” Bale said in an interview with “Nightline.” “[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire.”

Moses has been an inspirational icon for liberation movements throughout history, and is a central figure in the three Great Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Pentagon Prepares for More Detainee Releases from Guantanamo Bay http://joemiller.us/2014/11/pentagon-prepares-detainee-releases-guantanamo-bay/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/pentagon-prepares-detainee-releases-guantanamo-bay/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:18:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104472 The Pentagon is preparing to transfer more detainees from Guantanamo Bay in coming weeks despite continued Republican opposition.

Pentagon Prepares for More Detainee Releases from Guantanamo Bay

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The Pentagon is preparing to transfer more detainees from Guantanamo Bay in coming weeks despite continued Republican opposition, according to defense and congressional officials.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, after five detainees were transferred last week, there will be another round in December, but defense officials refused to disclose further information on their numbers or nationalities.

Rep. Howard McKeon, R-Calif, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, complained at a recent hearing of an increase in notifications by the administration to lawmakers on coming transfers from the detainment facility.

President Obama promised since before he took office that he would close the controversial detention center, a move that has been opposed by many Republicans.

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Turkish President: The West Wants Muslims Dead http://joemiller.us/2014/11/turkish-president-west-wants-muslims-dead/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/turkish-president-west-wants-muslims-dead/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:17:35 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104442 The hardline president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared that the West doesn’t like Muslims and wants to see them dead in a Thursday address in Istanbul.

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Photo Credit: Daily Caller

The hardline president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared that the West doesn’t like Muslims and wants to see them dead in a Thursday address in Istanbul.

“Believe me, they don’t like us,” Erdogan stated at a meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), Agence France-Presse reports. “They look like friends, but they want us dead, they like seeing our children die. How long will we stand that fact?”

The Turkish president, who’s a noted Muslim fundamentalist and Western critic, further claimed the West and “foreigners” in general only want to exploit the Muslim world for its resources and intentionally spread conflict in the region.

“Only we can solve our problems. I speak openly; foreigners love oil, gold, diamonds, and the cheap labor force of the Islamic world. They like the conflicts, fights and quarrels of the Middle East,” Erdogan said.

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WATCH: Obama’s Thanksgiving Confession — “I Just Took an Action to Change the Law” http://joemiller.us/2014/11/obama-just-took-action-change-law-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/obama-just-took-action-change-law-video/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:30:54 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104326 The great thing about Obama’s TelePrompter is that when he stops reading from it, he slips up and tells the truth.

WATCH: Obama’s Thanksgiving Confession — “I Just Took an Action to Change the Law”

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Photo Credit: Daily Caller

The great thing about Obama’s TelePrompter is that when he stops reading from it, he slips up and tells the truth.

Daniel Halper:

The White House has argued that President Obama’s executive amnesty order last week was made well within the existing law. But in remarks in Chicago…, President Obama went off script and admitted that in fact he unilaterally made changes to the law.

President Obama made the admission after getting heckled for several minutes by immigration protesters.

“Now, you’re absolutely right that there have been significant numbers of deportations. That’s true. But what you are not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law.”

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Thanksgiving Reflections: America the Ungrateful? http://joemiller.us/2014/11/thanksgiving-day-prayer/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/thanksgiving-day-prayer/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:29:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104389 In many ways our nation is rife with ingratitude. We have been blessed in innumerable ways, yet through it all, we have forgotten the source of that blessing.

Thanksgiving Reflections: America the Ungrateful?

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Photo Credit: Public Domain

Joey Adams told a joke that goes like this: Did you ever hear about the ungrateful lady at the beach who had a little child with her? She was too close to the water, and a big wave came in. By the time the water went back into the sea, she realized her son was missing.

She looked all around for her little boy and cried out: “Melvin … Melvin … where are you, Melvin?” She realized he had been swept out to sea. So she prayed, “Oh, dear and merciful Father, please … please … take pity on me and return my beautiful child. I will promise eternal gratitude to you. I’ll never cheat on my income tax again. I’ll be kind to my mother-in-law. I’ll give up smoking. Anything … anything … only please grant me this one favor and return my son.”

Just then the next wave washed in, and there he was, safe and sound. The lady then looks up to God and says, “But he had a hat!”

Ingratitude runs deep in the human heart. Dostoyevsky once called man “the ungrateful biped”. . .

I think in many ways our nation is rife with ingratitude. We have been blessed in innumerable ways, yet through it all, we have forgotten the source of that blessing.

America’s history was summed up well in 1702 by the great Puritan minister Cotton Mather. He said, “Religion begat prosperity, and the daughter hath consumed the mother.” America became prosperous because of our Christian roots. But in our prosperity, we have forgotten God. As Pastor Paul Jehle of Plymouth, Massachusetts, says, “We like the fruit, but not the root” . . .

I hope for more Americans that this Thanksgiving may be a meaningful time of genuine thanks to the Lord. To paraphrase a great Puritan prayer: “God, you’ve given me so many things. Give me one more thing–-a grateful heart.”

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Photo Credit: Flickr / Creative Commons

A Lesson in Thankfulness

By Stephanie Joy.

Have you ever noticed that you don’t really truly appreciate something until it’s no longer there? For example, you never start thanking the Lord so much for your health, as when you begin to feel sick. Or how about the fact that a true appreciation for things such as electricity, running water, or heat in your house never come so much into play as when the power goes out or when the gas or water isn’t working.

We experienced just such a thing in our house a few days ago. We were out visiting some ministry friends of ours and we came home in the evening to a freezing house. I thought we had left a window open while being gone, but that was not the case. Somehow our gas tank, which is supposed to be monitored and filled automatically by the gas company, completely slipped through the cracks and we had no gas in our tank. Keep in mind this was on a night when it was literally 1° outside and it was evening time, so it was passed normal business hours.

On top of being gone and needing to unpack, do laundry, and get situated, I had to call the gas company for them to make an “emergency visit” to our home. Our oldest son bundled up all the children in layers of clothing and snuggled them up in our bed to keep warm while Bradlee and I got things situated with the gasman. So, I did what needed to be done still wearing my winter jacket from the car ride while Bradlee worked with the gasman to get our heat back on. Needless to say, we were thankful for our heat once we got it back!

Can you imagine getting up out of your bed tomorrow morning and going downstairs to find your furniture gone? You then proceed to the kitchen to make some breakfast and find that your cupboards are emptied of their food. You then decide to go to your bathroom so you can take a nice warm shower and forget about all that has happened to you and find that the water is not working.

Isn’t it amazing how many things we take for granted without even realizing it? Think about it, you do not have to wake up every morning and go outside to hunt to try to find some food or berries to eat. You can simply go to the grocery store and buy some. Now, your pockets may not be filled with money, but at least you have food on the table to eat while there are millions across the world who are starving. Or how about this? Do you have to fear for your life because you attend a Christian church, own a Bible, or are a true follower of Jesus Christ as other people do in other countries such as Iraq and China?

Read more from this story HERE.

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Photo Credit: U.S. Navy / Public Domain

John Adams on Thanksgiving: Ask God to Make Our Schools ‘Nurseries of Sound Science, Morals and Religion’

By CNSNews.com Staff.

On March 6, 1799, President John Adams issued a proclamation “Recommending a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer”–for “thanksgiving to the Author of All Good…”

Americans, Adams said, should ask God to “smile on our colleges, academies, schools, and seminaries of learning, and make them nurseries of sound science, morals, and religion…”

As no truth is more clearly taught in the Volume of Inspiration, nor any more fully demonstrated by the experience of all ages, than that a deep sense and a due acknowledgment of the governing providence of a Supreme Being and of the accountableness of men to Him as the searcher of hearts and righteous distributer of rewards and punishments are conducive equally to the happiness and rectitude of individuals and to the well-being of communities; as it is also most reasonable in itself that men who are made capable of social acts and relations, who owe their improvements to the social state, and who derive their enjoyments from it, should, as a society, make their acknowledgments of dependence and obligation to Him who hath endowed them with these capacities and elevated them in the scale of existence by these distinctions; as it is likewise a plain dictate of duty and a strong sentiment of nature that in circumstances of great urgency and seasons of imminent danger earnest and particular supplications should be made to Him who is able to defend or to destroy; as, moreover, the most precious interests of the people of the United States are still held in jeopardy by the hostile designs and insidious acts of a foreign nation, as well as by the dissemination among them of those principles, subversive of the foundations of all religious, moral, and social obligations, that have produced incalculable mischief and misery in other countries; and as, in fine, the observance of special seasons for public religious solemnities is happily calculated to avert the evils which we ought to deprecate and to excite to the performance of the duties which we ought to discharge by calling and fixing the attention of the people at large to the momentous truths already recited, by affording opportunity to teach and inculcate them by animating devotion and giving to it the character of a national act…

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NFL Player’s Ferguson Message on Facebook Goes Viral http://joemiller.us/2014/11/nfl-players-ferguson-message-facebook-goes-viral/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/nfl-players-ferguson-message-facebook-goes-viral/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:28:49 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104332 "...The problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I'M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus..."

NFL Player’s Ferguson Message on Facebook Goes Viral

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Photo Credit; Facebook

By Nichole Mischke.

Benjamin Watson who plays for the New Orleans Saints posted the following on his Facebook page and it has since gone viral:

“At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt…

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.”

Here is the link to his Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/oo9szxv

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Photo Credit: LifeNews

Since Michael Brown Died, 981 Black Babies Have Died in Abortion in Missouri, But There are No Riots

By Steven Ertelt.

Riots are taking place across the country in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer for shooting a black teenager. The decision not to bring charges has renewed difficult racial tensions nationwide.

Yesterday, LifeNews reported how the Planned Parenthood abortion business fanned the flames of racial divide by aggressively opposing the decision in Ferguson.

Though the events in Ferguson have nothing to do with abortion, Planned Parenthood and its pro-abortion CEO Cecile Richards have been very active on Twitter condemning the decision and stoking the racial divide. Ironically, as the abortion giant jumps in the debate, it makes no mention of the fact that it preys on black Americans and aborts black babies at alarming rates.

Today, a pro-life advocate from Missouri put Planned Parenthood’s targeting of black babies in abortion into perspective. She says that while there are riots over the controversial death of a black teen in Missouri, there are no riots over the death of 981 black babies who have died in Missouri since Michael Brown died. She wonders why no one is speaking up for those black victims of violence via abortion.

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Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Social Security, Medicare Under Obama’s New Plan http://joemiller.us/2014/11/immigrants-social-security-eligible-obama-plan/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/immigrants-social-security-eligible-obama-plan/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:27:30 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104360 Immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age.

Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Social Security, Medicare Under Obama’s New Plan

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Photo Credit: Examiner

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Under Obama’s actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number. As a result, they would pay into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.

No such “lawfully present” immigrant, however, would be immediately entitled to the benefits because like all Social Security and Medicare recipients they would have to work 10 years to become eligible for retirement payments and health care. To remain qualified, either Congress or future administrations would have to extend Obama’s actions so that those immigrants would still be considered lawfully present in the country.

None of the immigrants who would be spared deportation under Obama’s executive actions would be able to receive federal assistance such as welfare or food stamps, or other income-based aid. They also would not be eligible to purchase health insurance in federal exchanges set up by the new health care law and they would not be able to apply for tax credits that would lower the cost of their health insurance.

The issue of benefits for immigrants who are illegally in the United States is a particularly sensitive one for the Obama administration. As a result, the White House has made it clear that none of the nearly 5 million immigrants affected by Obama’s actions would be eligible for federal assistance. The Obama administration first denied younger immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children access to health care exchanges and tax credits in 2012, especially disappointing immigrant advocates.

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Actually, Republicans Can Cut The Funding For Obama’s Amnesty http://joemiller.us/2014/11/actually-republicans-can-cut-funding-obamas-amnesty/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/actually-republicans-can-cut-funding-obamas-amnesty/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:27:19 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104376 Congress has the power to defund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order, the Congressional Research Service announced Wednesday.

Actually, Republicans Can Cut The Funding For Obama’s Amnesty

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Photo Credit: Getty

Congress has the power to defund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order, the Congressional Research Service announced Wednesday. This, after a week of bipartisan declarations that Congress was powerless to stop the order.

“In light of Congress’s constitutional power over the purse, the Supreme Court has recognized that ‘Congress may always circumscribe agency discretion to allocate resources by putting restrictions in the operative statutes,’” reads a report from the Congressional Research Service. The report was sent to Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office, first reported by Breitbart News, and has since been obtained by The Daily Caller.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is an “authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan” congressional analysis outfit that operates out of the Library of Congress.

The analysis stands in stark contrast with a previous analysis by the Republican-dominated House Appropriations Committee, which issued a Thursday statement saying that the agency tasked with executing the order, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, ”is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications. Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to ‘defund’ the agency.”

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Actually, Republicans Can Cut The Funding For Obama’s Amnesty

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ISIS Fighters Reach out to Ferguson Protesters, Offer Help In Exchange for Oath of Allegiance to Baghdadi http://joemiller.us/2014/11/isis-fighters-reach-ferguson-protesters-offer-help-exchange-oath-allegiance-baghdadi/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/isis-fighters-reach-ferguson-protesters-offer-help-exchange-oath-allegiance-baghdadi/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:26:25 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104364 Protesters in Ferguson have been offered some help from none other than the Islamic State.

ISIS Fighters Reach out to Ferguson Protesters, Offer Help In Exchange for Oath of Allegiance to Baghdadi

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Photo Credit: TownHall

Protesters in Ferguson have been offered some help from none other than the Islamic State. In a clear attempt to take advantage of the growing unrest and ‘anti-authoritarian feelings,’ British jihadis have offered to send fighters to take on the police in the riot-plagued city. There is one condition, however: they must embrace Islam and pledge their allegiance to the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The Daily Mail has the details:

Using the slogan ‘From #IS 2 Ferguson’, Birmingham-born jihadi Junaid Hussain, 20 – who has adopted the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Britani – this morning tweeted a photograph of a hand-written letter urging the Ferguson rioters to ‘reject corrupt man-made laws like democracy’ and declare their allegiance to ISIS’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The note Hussain posted on Twitter today is titled ‘From #IS 2 Ferguson’ and contains a promise to send militants to the Missouri city if protesters pledge allegiance to ISIS.

It reads: ‘We hear you and we will help you if you accept Islam and reject corrupt man-made laws like democracy and pledge your allegiance to Caliph Abu Bakr and then we will shed our blood for you and send our soldiers that don’t sleep, whose drink is blood, and their play is carnage.’

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ISIS Fighters Reach out to Ferguson Protesters, Offer Help In Exchange for Oath of Allegiance to Baghdadi

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Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps http://joemiller.us/2014/11/nearly-1-5-households-will-celebrate-thanksgiving-food-stamps/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/nearly-1-5-households-will-celebrate-thanksgiving-food-stamps/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:25:24 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104371 As of August, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,484,828 individuals in the food stamp program.

Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

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Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program.

Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year.

SNAP PARTICIPATION IN HOUSEHOLD-PERCENTAGE-CHART

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‘They Even Cut the Throats of the Babies': Yazidi Survivors Share How they Lost their Families to ISIS http://joemiller.us/2014/11/even-cut-throats-babies-yazidi-survivors-share-lost-families-isis/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/even-cut-throats-babies-yazidi-survivors-share-lost-families-isis/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:24:37 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104349 Doctors say the stories vary from women raped as many as 30 times a day to those taken as wives by one jihadist in particular and beaten into subjugation.

‘They Even Cut the Throats of the Babies': Yazidi Survivors Share How they Lost their Families to ISIS

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Photo Credit: AP

In Kurdish-protected and internationally-organized refugee camps throughout Iraq and Syria, Christians, Yazidis, and Muslim Kurds live a tentative life in which many have lost their entire families and have no sense of when they will be able to return to a life of normalcy.

Speaking to the UK’s Daily Mail, a number of refugees living in various centers across Iraq told stories and shared photos of the family they had either never seen again or watched die before their eyes. “My older brother, my father, my mother, my wife and even my two kids were killed. All I have left of them is just one picture on my mobile phone,” says one man, Tahysn, whose two sons were aged three and four when killed.

A Yazidi grandmother identified as Rezal, who escaped Mount Sinjar, managed to escape the wrath of the Islamic State, but watched children die on the mountain of thirst and heat. “When we left Sinjar, the kids suffered a lot… Many men from our village died, many women have been captured. I saw some kids dying because of the heat,” she said. “Daesh [the local name for ISIS based on their Arabic acronym]… even cut the throats of the babies,” she said.

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‘They Even Cut the Throats of the Babies': Yazidi Survivors Share How they Lost their Families to ISIS

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Obama Daughters Display Their Annoyance During Annual ‘Turkey Pardon’ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/obama-daughters-display-annoyance-annual-turkey-pardon/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/obama-daughters-display-annoyance-annual-turkey-pardon/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:22:35 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104354 The visual clues were confirmed by Malia when Barack Obama asked his daughter if she would like to pet the pardoned turkey, “Cheese.” Malia, the oldest of the two girls, simply said, “Nah.”

Obama Daughters Display Their Annoyance During Annual ‘Turkey Pardon’

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0 (5)By Amanda Shea.

It’s tough being a teen, especially if your last name is Obama and you live in the White House and have to participate in ceremonies full of pomp and circumstance, such as “pardoning” a turkey. That’s the pain Sasha and Malia felt today as their “teen contempt” was on full display while they stood next to dear old dad who was full of Thanksgiving puns at the annual event.

The 16 and 13-year-old daughters accompanied their presidential father and could barely contain their disdain for the production. The visual clues were confirmed by Malia when Barack Obama asked his daughter if she would like to pet the pardoned turkey, “Cheese.” Malia, the oldest of the two girls, simply said, “Nah.”

Who can blame their annoyance in the course of this event when their father used it as a platform to make bad jokes about amnesty, by saying many Americans will likely compare the pardon to letting in droves of illegals into the country. “I know some will call this amnesty, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of turkey to go around,” he remarked.

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Scientists Discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-Style Invisible Shield http://joemiller.us/2014/11/scientists-discover-earths-star-trek-style-invisible-shield/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/scientists-discover-earths-star-trek-style-invisible-shield/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:21:14 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104385 A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.

Scientists Discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-Style Invisible Shield

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Photo Credit: Copyright Regents of the University of Colorado

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.

The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in danger.

The shield, which forms a barrier to particle motion, was found in the Van Allen radiation belts, according to Distinguished Professor Daniel Baker, director of CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, who led the study. The radiation belts, which are held in place by Earth’s magnetic field, are two doughnut-shaped rings that are packed with high-energy electrons and protons.

“It’s almost like these electrons are running into a glass wall in space,” said Baker, in a statement. “Somewhat like the shields created by force fields on Star Trek that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons. It’s an extremely puzzling phenomenon.”

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Scientists Discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-Style Invisible Shield

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Just Three Cups of Coffee a Day Could Slash Risk of Alzheimer’s http://joemiller.us/2014/11/just-three-cups-coffee-day-slash-risk-alzheimers/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/just-three-cups-coffee-day-slash-risk-alzheimers/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:20:42 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104344 Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help to significantly lower the risk of suffering Alzheimer's disease, according to the latest research.

Just Three Cups of Coffee a Day Could Slash Risk of Alzheimer’s

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Photo Credit: Express.co.uk

Scientists have discovered a link between regular daily intake of the hot drink and a reduction of up to 20 per cent of the chances of developing dementia.

The report released today (thurs) from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the role nutrition can play in preserving cognitive function, especially during the preclinical phase of Alzheimer’s before full-blown symptoms of dementia occur.

It notes that a Mediterranean diet, consisting of fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil and red wine, has already been associated with a reduced risk for development of Alzheimer’s Disease.

But it adds that the latest research now suggests that compounds called polyphenols and caffeine can also be responsible for this protective effect – and these exact compounds are also found in high quantities in coffee.

It shows that regular, life-long moderate coffee consumption was associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease with the body of evidence suggesting that coffee drinkers can reduce their risk of developing the disease.

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Just Three Cups of Coffee a Day Could Slash Risk of Alzheimer’s

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Near-Collisions Between Drones, Airliners Surge http://joemiller.us/2014/11/near-collisions-drones-airliners-surge/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/near-collisions-drones-airliners-surge/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:19:43 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104340 Pilots around the United States have reported a surge in near-collisions and other dangerous encounters with small drones in the past six months at a time when the Federal Aviation Administration is gradually opening the nation’s skies to remotely controlled aircraft.

Near-Collisions Between Drones, Airliners Surge

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Pilots around the United States have reported a surge in near-collisions and other dangerous encounters with small drones in the past six months at a time when the Federal Aviation Administration is gradually opening the nation’s skies to remotely controlled aircraft, according to FAA records.

Since June 1, commercial airlines, private pilots and air-traffic controllers have alerted the FAA to 25 episodes in which small drones came within a few seconds or a few feet of crashing into much larger aircraft, the records show. Many of the close calls occurred during takeoffs and landings at the nation’s busiest airports, presenting a new threat to aviation safety after decades of steady improvement in air travel.

Many of the previously unreported incident reports — released Wednesday by the FAA in response to long-standing public-records requests from The Washington Post and other news organizations — occurred near New York and Washington.

The FAA data indicates that drones are posing a much greater hazard to air traffic than previously recognized. Until Wednesday, the FAA had publicly disclosed only one other near-collision between a drone and a passenger aircraft: a March 22 incident involving a US Airways regional airliner near Tallahassee, Fla.

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Near-Collisions Between Drones, Airliners Surge

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Space Station Astronauts Make First 3D Printed Spare Part in Space http://joemiller.us/2014/11/space-station-astronauts-make-first-3d-printed-spare-part-space/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/space-station-astronauts-make-first-3d-printed-spare-part-space/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:18:18 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104381 The feat has profound implications not only for space exploration, but also for the eventual settlement of the high frontier.

Space Station Astronauts Make First 3D Printed Spare Part in Space

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Photo Credit: NASA

According to a Tuesday story in Cnet, the astronauts on the International Space Station have manufactured a spare part using a 3D printer. The feat has profound implications not only for space exploration, but also for the eventual settlement of the high frontier. The part in question was for the printer itself, “a faceplate for the extruder printhead, emblazoned with the logo for Made In Space, the company that designed and built the 3D printer for NASA, and the NASA logo.“

One of the limiting factors in space travel from the very first missions in the 1960s to the current era is that everything astronauts need have to be taken with them, including air, water, food, and spare parts. But, the new technology of 3D printing, or as some call it additive manufacturing, could change all of that. Now astronauts on deep space voyages or in future space settlements will be able to make their spare parts and tools to order.

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Space Station Astronauts Make First 3D Printed Spare Part in Space

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Surprise! Obamacare Offers Employers $3K Incentive to Hire Illegals Over US Citizens http://joemiller.us/2014/11/surprise-obamacare-offers-employers-3k-incentive-hire-illegals-us-citizens/ http://joemiller.us/2014/11/surprise-obamacare-offers-employers-3k-incentive-hire-illegals-us-citizens/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:24:46 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=104275 Using Obamacare fee to advance amnesty plan.

Surprise! Obamacare Offers Employers $3K Incentive to Hire Illegals Over US Citizens

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By Stephen Dinan.

Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.

President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.

Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.

The loophole was confirmed by congressional aides and drew condemnation from those who said it put illegal immigrants ahead of Americans in the job market.

“If it is true that the president’s actions give employers a $3,000 incentive to hire those who came here illegally, he has added insult to injury,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The president’s actions would have just moved those who came here illegally to the front of the line, ahead of unemployed and underemployed Americans.”

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Obamacare 2015 Includes Federal Subsidies for Abortion

By Jonathan Abbamonte.

It’s been open enrollment for ObamaCare for a week now, and it’s open season for taxpayer funding of health insurance plans that provide coverage for abortion on demand. In spite of President Obama’s promise that no federal tax dollars be used for abortion under his signature health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), over a thousand health insurance plans that provide coverage for abortion on-demand are expected to receive federal subsidies in the 2015 enrollment season.

Last Thursday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-life Caucus, reintroduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R.7).

In a press conference on Capitol Hill announcing the launch of a obamacareabortion.com (a joint project of the Family Research Council and the Charlotte Lozier Institute that lists the plans in each state’s exchange that provides elective abortion coverage), Rep. Smith excoriated the president for violating his promise: “The President issued an executive order… that said… ‘the Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly created health insurance exchanges.’”

The Hyde Amendment stipulates that no federal taxpayer funds be appropriated for abortion or for “health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.”

“Obamacare therefore violates Hyde by funding insurance plans that pay for abortion on-demand,” Rep. Smith said.

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