Restoring Liberty http://joemiller.us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:07:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 EPA’s Secret Gas Chamber Experiments: A Deceitful Failure http://joemiller.us/2014/04/epas-secret-gas-chamber-experiments-deceitful-failure/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/epas-secret-gas-chamber-experiments-deceitful-failure/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:50 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87427 Typical. EPA had hidden the experiments and the results from Congress and the public. The stink that arose from the unveiling had immediate consequences.

EPA’s Secret Gas Chamber Experiments: A Deceitful Failure

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A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was 135 times the mean diesel truck emissions exposure in the United States.

Scientists Andrew Ghio, Jon Sobus, Joachim Pleil and Michael Madden, with laboratory director Wayne Cascio, administered this toxic mix of diesel and particulate matter to 41 people. In all, they gassed 81 subjects with various mixes of diesel, particulate and ozone in five different experiments — tagged with the science fiction-like names Omegacon, Xcon, Kingcon, Depoz and Lamarck.

No, these are not mad scientists from some 1930s D-list horror movie; they’re employees of the Environmental Protection Agency who used human subjects in an air pollution test chamber at the EPA’s Human Studies Facility in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2010 and 2011.

The consent form that volunteers signed for the Omegacon cocktail pumped into Subject No. 1 lacked the warning that particulate exposure can cause death in older people with cardiovascular disease. EPA accepted a 58-year old woman with Stage 1 hypertension, premature atrial contractions, osteoarthritis, gall bladder removal and a family history of heart disease. EPA’s scientists were humane enough to turn off the gas when she suffered atrial fibrillation, and hospitalized her overnight for observation.

The quintet of EPA gas chamber experimenters were producing risk assessment studies ordered by then-agency head Lisa Jackson to justify the Obama administration’s push for crushing new clean air regulations, which they claimed would prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year by reducing emissions.

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Nevada Rancher: ‘The Founding Fathers Didn’t Create A Government Like This’ (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/04/nevada-rancher-founding-fathers-didnt-create-government-like/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/nevada-rancher-founding-fathers-didnt-create-government-like/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:59:06 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87344 A Nevada rancher said Monday he’s trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights.

Nevada Rancher: ‘The Founding Fathers Didn’t Create A Government Like This’ (+video)

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By CBS Las Vegas/AP.

A Nevada rancher said Monday he’s trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze said the agency backed off to avoid a potentially violent situation over the weekend.

However, he vowed to go to court to collect more than $1 million in back grazing fees he says Cliven Bundy owes for trespassing on federal lands since the 1990s.

Bundy, whose family has operated a ranch since the 1870s southwest of Mesquite a few miles from the Utah line, does not recognize federal authority on the land that he insists belongs to Nevada.

On Saturday, the bureau released about 400 head of cattle it had seized from Bundy. The operation had been expected to take a month to collect as many as 900 cattle.

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Rory Reid: Rancher Cliven Bundy “Should Be Prosecuted”

By Real Clear Politics.

RORY REID, SON OF SEN. HARRY REID: We believe in a country in which we are subject to laws and you can’t just ignore the laws we don’t like. I think clearly if state and local prosecutors look at this more closely, they’re going to find that he broke the law and he should be prosecuted.

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Ron Paul Group to Defy IRS http://joemiller.us/2014/04/ron-paul-group-defy-irs/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/ron-paul-group-defy-irs/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:58:07 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87350 Ron Paul suggested that the group will refuse to pay the IRS fine in an fundraising email to supporters about the agency's request for information.

Ron Paul Group to Defy IRS

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Ron Paul’s nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service’s demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so.

“There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty,” Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. “We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of their donors in the very same way as Campaign for Liberty. For some reason the IRS has now chosen to single out Campaign for Liberty for special attention. We plan to fight this all the way.”

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Ron Paul Group to Defy IRS

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Holder’s ‘Childish and Lame’ Performance at Hearing Undermines His Credibility On the IRS Scandal http://joemiller.us/2014/04/rep-louie-gohmert-holders-childish-lame-performance-hearing-undermines-credibility-irs-scandal/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/rep-louie-gohmert-holders-childish-lame-performance-hearing-undermines-credibility-irs-scandal/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:57:25 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87393 Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said that his recent heated exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder exposed Holder as a “partisan and extremely petty” individual.

Rep. Louie Gohmert: Holder’s ‘Childish and Lame’ Performance at Hearing Undermines His Credibility On the IRS Scandal

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Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said that his recent heated exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder exposed Holder as a “partisan and extremely petty” individual and undermined Holder’s ability to defend the Obama administration on the IRS scandal in coming weeks.

“I know what it’s like to be in the heat of a very nasty conversation. I perhaps have been in those kinds of conversations more than our attorney general. And that’s why his comments were so childish and lame,” Gohmert told The Daily Caller in a conference call Tuesday night.

“You don’t want to go there, buddy! You don’t want to go there okay,” Holder snapped at Gohmert at a Judiciary Committee oversight hearing last week after Gohmert mentioned Holder’s 2012 contempt of Congress charge over the Fast and Furious scandal. Holder then spoke last week at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, telling a black audience, “it had nothing to do with me. Forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”

“John Mitchell got treated much much worse than Eric Holder and he deserved it. He was even sent to prison and he still didn’t whine as much as this attorney general did and he didn’t go around calling people ‘buddy,’” said Gohmert.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Holder’s ‘Childish and Lame’ Performance at Hearing Undermines His Credibility On the IRS Scandal

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‘We’ve Got to Make Them Afraid of Us’: Guess Who Plans to Spend $50 Million to Create Anti-Gun Version of NRA http://joemiller.us/2014/04/bloomberg-spend-50m-new-gun-control-effort-challenge-nra/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/bloomberg-spend-50m-new-gun-control-effort-challenge-nra/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:56:28 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87403 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million this year to build a nationwide grassroots network on gun control in a direct challenge to the National Rifle Association.

‘We’ve Got to Make Them Afraid of Us’: Guess Who Plans to Spend $50 Million to Create Anti-Gun Version of NRA

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Bloomberg to spend $50M on new gun control effort in challenge to NRA

By Fox News.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million this year to build a nationwide grassroots network on gun control in a direct challenge to the National Rifle Association, The New York Times reported.

The new lobbying group, called Everytown for Gun Safety, will encompass other gun control groups funded by Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the report said.

Bloomberg told the Times the strategy will focus on expanding the background check system for gun buyers at the state and national levels. He made nearly $14 million in federal campaign contributions for gun-control candidates in the 2012 elections.

“They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’” he said of the NRA. “‘If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’”

The 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut —where a gunman used an assault rifle to kill 20 children and six others— led some cities and states to enact laws banning high-capacity magazines.

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Photo Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

‘We’ve Got to Make Them Afraid of Us’: Guess Who Plans to Spend $50 Million to Create Anti-Gun Version of NRA

By Jason Howerton.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a “nationwide grass-roots network to motivate” anti-gun voters, the New York Times reports.

Basically, the billionaire wants to create the anti-Second Amendment version of the National Rifle Association. Eventually, he wants the group to be able to overpower the NRA. Bloomberg says gun control advocates should learn from the NRA and make sure there are consequences for failing to go along with their agenda.

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‘We’ve Got to Make Them Afraid of Us’: Guess Who Plans to Spend $50 Million to Create Anti-Gun Version of NRA

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Obama Chops 3 1/2 Years Off Pot Sentence http://joemiller.us/2014/04/obama-chops-3-12-years-pot-sentence/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/obama-chops-3-12-years-pot-sentence/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:56:17 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87375 Barack Obama has issued a commutation to a drug convict, shortening his sentence by three-and-a-half years in what the White House said was an effort to correct a sentencing error.

Obama Chops 3 1/2 Years Off Pot Sentence

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President Barack Obama has issued a commutation to a drug convict, shortening his sentence by three-and-a-half years in what the White House said was an effort to correct a sentencing error.

Ceasar Cantu of Katy, Texas pled guilty in 2006 to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and money laundering. He received a 15-year prison term but a White House official said it was subsequently discovered that a presentence report contained a mistake which caused the extra three-and-a-half years to be added to his sentence.

“A judge ruled that Mr. Cantu did not discover this error in time to correct it through any judicial means; as a result, it can now only be rectified through clemency,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said at the daily briefing, repeating word for word a comment offered on background by another Obama aide earlier in the day.

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Dems ‘Race’ To The Bottom http://joemiller.us/2014/04/dems-race-bottom/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/dems-race-bottom/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:54:12 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87366 Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Tuesday ripped House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, calling their recent comments on racism in the GOP “reprehensible” and a “race to the bottom.”

Dems ‘Race’ To The Bottom

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Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Tuesday ripped House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, calling their recent comments on racism in the GOP “reprehensible” and a “race to the bottom.”

“Steve Israel is reprehensible in what he said. Nancy Pelosi, throw her into the ring. And I say this is the race to the bottom,” Ingraham said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.”

Her criticism follows Israel’s remarks on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, in which the New York congressman said “not all” of his GOP colleagues in the House are racist. Similarly, Pelosi accused Republicans for not bringing up an immigration bill because of race.

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Biden Being Biden: Vice President Tells Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors ‘It Was Worth It’ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/bomb-squad-detonates-bags-near-boston-marathon-finish-line/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/bomb-squad-detonates-bags-near-boston-marathon-finish-line/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:54:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87357 While the crowd applauded Joe’s comments, his awkward choice of words didn’t go unnoticed by some.

Biden Being Biden: Vice President Tells Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors ‘It Was Worth It’

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By Mike Miller.

Sometimes, the best part about Joe Biden’s many gaffes is that he has no idea he’s making them. Such was the case in Boston Tuesday, as the city marked the one-year anniversary of the Marathon bombing.

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Bomb Squad Detonates Bags Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line.

One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson.

A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

A source tells CBS News that the rice cooker in the bag was full of confetti.

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Biden Being Biden: Vice President Tells Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors ‘It Was Worth It’

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Major Changes to U.S. Census Will Make It Nearly Impossible to Track How Obamacare Is Doing http://joemiller.us/2014/04/major-changes-u-s-census-will-make-nearly-impossible-track-obamacare/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/major-changes-u-s-census-will-make-nearly-impossible-track-obamacare/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:53:19 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87378 The U.S. Census Bureau will change its annual survey to include a “total revision to health insurance questions,” essentially making it all but impossible to track Obamacare’s successes and failures.

Major Changes to U.S. Census Will Make It Nearly Impossible to Track How Obamacare Is Doing

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The U.S. Census Bureau will change its annual survey to include a “total revision to health insurance questions,” essentially making it all but impossible to track Obamacare’s successes and failures in its next report, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

Widely regarded as the most authoritative source on health insurance data in the country, the bureau’s shakeup was met by sharp criticism from analysts who hoped to follow Obamacare’s progress.

“I’m speechless. Completely inexcusable. The administration deserves all of the criticism it will get, and then some,” Bloomberg View’s Megan McArdle said in a tweet.

Vox senior editor Sarah Kliff added in a tweet of her own: “Getting worked up into an increasingly heated health nerd rage about the Census changes. We’re losing our best data source on Obamacare.”

Bureau officials said in an internal memo that the new survey questions are intended to “improve the accuracy” of the census, according to the Times.

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Congressman: Let’s Scrap Income Tax http://joemiller.us/2014/04/congressman-lets-scrap-income-tax/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/congressman-lets-scrap-income-tax/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:51:21 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87383 The federal tax code is a complex, unintelligible mess, and America needs to embrace the simplicity of a national consumption tax known as the Fair Tax, according to Rep. Tom Price.

Congressman: Let’s Scrap Income Tax

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The federal tax code is a complex, unintelligible mess, and America needs to embrace the simplicity of a national consumption tax known as the Fair Tax, according to Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who is just one of many conservatives touting the idea as Americans rush to meet the federal income tax deadline.

“PROBLEM: folks sacrificing precious time, money and peace of mind on a broken complex tax code. SOLUTION: the #FairTax,” tweeted Price on Tuesday. Fellow Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., also tweeted support for the Fair Tax and the abolishing of the IRS.

Price said the first thing Americans need to recognize is that the current tax system is a disaster.

“Our current system actually punishes the things that we say that we want as a society,” he said. “We say we want hard work. We say we want success. We say we want entrepreneurs, risk taking, investment and all those kinds of things. Yet our tax system punishes every single one of them. So many of us believe that we need think more fundamentally and more creatively about it and come up with a tax system that doesn’t just massage what we currently have but puts in place a system that actually rewards those things.”

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.:

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WATCH: Here’s What Defiant New York Gun Owners Decided to Do on the Day of State’s Gun Registration Deadline http://joemiller.us/2014/04/watch-heres-defiant-new-york-gun-owners-decided-day-states-gun-registration-deadline/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/watch-heres-defiant-new-york-gun-owners-decided-day-states-gun-registration-deadline/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:50:37 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87416 Gun owners who choose not to obey the SAFE Act’s registration requirement may be prosecuted on a misdemeanor charge. Further, gun owners face a possible felony for “illegal possession” of an “assault weapon.”

WATCH: Here’s What Defiant New York Gun Owners Decided to Do on the Day of State’s Gun Registration Deadline

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The state of New York gave gun owners who owned so-called “assault weapons” before the passage of the SAFE Act, a hastily-passed gun control law, until April 15, 2014, to register them with the state government.

On Tuesday, the deadline, New York gun owners and Second Amendment rights advocates gathered in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., and shredded gun registration forms in an act of protest.

New York lawmakers have “shredded” their constitutional rights, so it’s only fitting the gun registration forms get the same treatment, protesters reportedly said.

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WATCH: Here’s What Defiant New York Gun Owners Decided to Do on the Day of State’s Gun Registration Deadline

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Obama’s Pencil-Thin Presidency http://joemiller.us/2014/04/obamas-pencil-thin-presidency/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/obamas-pencil-thin-presidency/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:49:26 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87398 A famous “historian” is credited with frequently saying: “There is no such thing as truth, only a collection of narratives.” Written in pencil, of course.

Obama’s Pencil-Thin Presidency

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Peeking over the top of Obama’s shirt pocket is not the end of the pen that he threatened to use, along with his phone, if he didn’t get his way. It’s the tip of a pencil. An ordinary, wooden, No. 2 pencil, complete with eraser, both ends worn to the nub, in desperate need of sharpening.

Pens suggest importance and permanence. Great documents are composed with pens. Pivotal moments in history are recorded in ink, as are inspiring presidential legacies. The references to the current president inserted into those biographies, however, are sketched in the erasable strokes of a pencil — as is everything else Obama has ever produced or that his presidency has inspired.

Pencils’ output is flexible. Pencils design and transform and spin. Pencils redefine, divide, draw distractions and smudge and distort and erase: facts, events, and narratives. Penciled opinions can conveniently evolve. Penciled statistics, measurements and books are easily cooked. Red lines marked by pencils can be erased and redrawn. Laws become mere “suggestions” and imply a “vast amount of discretion” in enforcement.

Because Obama is a “master of words” — one with the ability to control their meaning — his pencil, aided by a vast media complex, is a tool that holds the potential for absolute power as executive, legislator and judge.

A prominent law professor once aided Obama in that mastery with this explanation: “[Obama] didn’t say what he meant…and having said that, in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” Thomas Sowell put it a little clearer than Mr. Tribe when he observed about Obama: “One of the many ways of lying smoothly is to simply redefine words.”

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Obama Program Aims to Reduce ‘Births’ Among Blacks, Latinos http://joemiller.us/2014/04/obama-program-aims-reduce-births-among-blacks-latinos/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/obama-program-aims-reduce-births-among-blacks-latinos/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:48:23 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87388 President Barack Obama is attempting to lower the rate of “births” — and separately, pregnancies — among blacks and Latinos.

Obama Program Aims to Reduce ‘Births’ Among Blacks, Latinos

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Photo Credit: REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama is attempting to lower the rate of “births” — and separately, pregnancies — among blacks and Latinos.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists reducing “births” as one of the top goals of Obama’s “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.”

The language on the CDC’s website makes clear that the program seeks to reduce the rate of both pregnancies and “births” among minorities.

Specifically, the CDC says the “purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative,

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South Korea Says Hundreds Missing after Ferry Sinks Off Southern Coast http://joemiller.us/2014/04/south-korea-says-hundreds-missing-ferry-sinks-southern-coast/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/south-korea-says-hundreds-missing-ferry-sinks-southern-coast/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:47:31 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87411 South Korean officials said Wednesday that nearly 300 people were still missing several hours after a passenger ferry sank off that country's southern coast, leaving at least two dead and seven injured.

South Korea Says Hundreds Missing after Ferry Sinks Off Southern Coast

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South Korean officials said Wednesday that nearly 300 people were still missing several hours after a passenger ferry sank off that country’s southern coast, leaving at least two dead and seven injured.

A government official had said earlier Wednesday that around 100 people were unaccounted for, but the number was later revised upward due to a tallying error.

The ferry was carrying 477 people, most of them high school students, and was bound for the island of Jeju when it sent a distress call at around 9 a.m. local time Wednesday as it began leaning to one side, according to South Korea’s Ministry of Security and Public Administration.

The government said about 95 percent of the ship was submerged.

Two coast guard officers told the Associated Press that a 27-year-old woman named Park Ji-yeong and another unidentified person had died. Both spoke on condition of anonymity citing department rules.

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In Mix-Up, Woman Pregnant with Other Couple’s Twins http://joemiller.us/2014/04/mix-woman-pregnant-couples-twins/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/mix-woman-pregnant-couples-twins/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:46:14 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87370 "Mix-up" is a word best left out of sentences involving another word: pregnancy.

In Mix-Up, Woman Pregnant with Other Couple’s Twins

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Photo Credit: AP / Sang Tan

“Mix-up” is a word best left out of sentences involving another word: pregnancy. But the two are making headlines together following yesterday’s report that a woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment—except the embryos she was implanted with weren’t those of her and her partner.

The woman wasn’t alerted to the issue until she was three months along. The AFP reports the switch somehow happened on Dec. 4 at the Sandro Pertini Hospital in Rome.

Four couples received treatment that day, and it’s unclear whether any other improper pregnancies resulted…

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Babies With Club Feet, Cleft Palates are Aborted Up to the Day of Birth in Britain http://joemiller.us/2014/04/babies-club-feet-cleft-palates-aborted-day-birth-britain/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/babies-club-feet-cleft-palates-aborted-day-birth-britain/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:45:39 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87420 Today, a baby with club foot or cleft palate can and is aborted up to the point of birth in England.

Babies With Club Feet, Cleft Palates are Aborted Up to the Day of Birth in Britain

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Today, a baby with club foot or cleft palate can and is aborted up to the point of birth in England. The law permits an abortion to take place “up to birth” if tests indicate that the child may be disabled when born, while there is a legal limit of 24 weeks for abortions on other grounds.

Why is that the case? Jane Ellison, the public health minister, says the British parliament has not adequately defined the term “serious handicap” in its abortion laws, which has led to a loophole by which babies with very minor disabilities can be aborted after the 24-week legal limit.

Fortunately, Ellison says the government is looking into tightening the abortion guidelines to prevent this, though abortion on non-disabled babies would still continue unabated.

As the London Telegraph reports:

However, she said that the Government is reflecting on the issue and that “we do have some opportunities coming forward… to add clarification through guidelines”.

It comes amid warnings from MPs that the current law on late-term abortions is being applied in a “haphazard fashion” and that the current guidance to doctors is no longer adequate because of medical advances.

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Babies With Club Feet, Cleft Palates are Aborted Up to the Day of Birth in Britain

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The Bundy Ranch Video Facebook Won’t Let You See? http://joemiller.us/2014/04/bundy-ranch-video-facebook-wont-let-see/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/bundy-ranch-video-facebook-wont-let-see/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:00:47 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87261 Here we see a modern representation as Americans awaken to the insidious growth of our federal Creature.

The Bundy Ranch Video Facebook Won’t Let You See?

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Photo Credit: Ben Swann

By Michael Lotfi.

The image above may well go down in history. We can all recall a time when a black woman named Rosa Parks defied law and won. No need exists to paint the picture. You already know it. You can already see her. Here we see a modern representation as Americans awaken to the insidious growth of our federal Creature. Over the weekend, a fierce standoff between Bundy Ranch militiamen and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) came to an end– For now.

Highlights from the events that took place are finished off with a dramatic conclusion in a Youtube video watermarked by InfoWars.

Posted yesterday, the video already has 105k hits. For all intents and purposes, the video has gone viral. However, some are saying that Facebook is doing its best to stand in the way of people seeing it. Reports started flooding the internet claiming that Facebook was blocking the video from being posted directly to their walls.

Read more from this story HERE.

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Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: “It’s not over”

By My News 4.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn’t been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says “it’s not over.”

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American Revolution 2.0 has begun: Battle of Bunkerville won by the People without firing a single shot

By Mike Adams.

“We were among 500 militiamen at the gates [of the BLM cattle compound]. The militia went muzzle to muzzle with BLM. Fingers on triggers, safeties off. We told them we’re not backing down and we are prepared to lay our lives on the lines for these principles.” — actual quote relayed to Natural News from an American Citizen who took part in the raid on the BLM cattle compounds to free Bundy’s cattle. The BLM later surrendered and evacuated the area, fearing for their lives.

The second American Revolution has begun. You are watching history unfold in real time now, and of course the lamestream media has intentionally decided U.S. history isn’t worth covering because, frankly stated, the media is largely run by anti-American interests who absolutely do not want any victory by the People to be broadcast anywhere.

While the U.S. government claims to be supportive of freedom in Kiev or Iraq, it is absolutely terrified of freedom within U.S. borders.

Among big media, only Fox News has dared cover this story with anything resembling responsible reporting, as you can see in this video. The video text says “Govt backs down due to safety concerns.” In reality, BLM backed down because they were grossly out-gunned and didn’t want to die.

In this video, Fox Radio host Todd Starnes says, “For the past five years, we’ve seen the American people become increasingly frustrated with these government intrusions into their lives. [A tweet characterized this] as the 1st salvo of the American Revolution.”

Read more from this story HERE.

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EPA Concedes: We Can’t Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules http://joemiller.us/2014/04/epa-concedes-cant-produce-data-justifying-clean-air-rules/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/epa-concedes-cant-produce-data-justifying-clean-air-rules/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:59:59 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87323 Months after being subpoenaed by Congress, EPA Administrator conceded that her agency does not have - and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.

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Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have – and cannot produce – all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.

In a March 7th letter to House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), McCarthy admitted that EPA cannot produce all of the original data from the 1993 Harvard Six Cities Study (HSC) and the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 1995 Cancer Prevention Study II, which is currently housed at New York University.

Both studies concluded that fine airborne particles measuring 2.5 micrograms or less (PM2.5) – 1/30th the diameter of a human hair – are killing thousands of Americans every year.

These epidemiological studies are cited by EPA as the scientific foundation for clean air regulations that restrict particulate emissions from vehicles, power plants and factories.

The agency has recently come under fire for exposing volunteers to concentrated levels of particulate matter without informing them of the risks, a practice Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Science Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, called “despicable.”

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Al-Qaeda: ‘Spreading Like Wildfire’ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/al-qaeda-spreading-like-wildfire/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/al-qaeda-spreading-like-wildfire/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:58:34 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87253 Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing provocatively titled “Is Al-Qaeda Winning?” The answers that the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade received were profoundly unsettling.

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Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing provocatively titled “Is Al-Qaeda Winning?” The answers that the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade received were profoundly unsettling.

Former Senator Joseph Lieberman (I–Conn.) testified that Syria had become a key focal point of al-Qaeda’s efforts. He noted that there are more foreign militants fighting in Syria today than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined over the past 10 years: “Put very bluntly, Syria has become the most dangerous terrorist sanctuary in the world today—and the United States has not coherent or credible policy for dealing with it.”

Frederick Kagan, director of the critical threats project at the American Enterprise Institute, warned that the Obama Administration has underestimated the threat posed by al-Qaeda’s ideology, which has inspired a global insurgency. He assessed that al-Qaeda’s “brand is spreading like wildfire, the groups affiliating themselves with it control more fighters, land and wealth than they ever have, and they are opening up new fronts.”

Heritage Foundation analysts long have warned about the more permissive environment that al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups have exploited in many countries destabilized by the “Arab Spring” uprisings. Syria, in particular, has been a magnet for foreign militants and a rich recruiting ground for al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda has made a comeback in Iraq, and gained followers in Egypt, Libya, Mali, East Africa, and Yemen.

The chief takeaway from the hearing was that the Obama Administration needs to focus more on the revolutionary threat posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliates in the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the administration should alter its narrow definition of the al-Qaeda threat, which it currently holds as “the immediate terrorist threat posed by the al-Qaeda core group based in Pakistan.”

This article originally appeared at Heritage.com and is re-published in full with the Heritage Foundation’s permission.

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Drunk With Power? New FDA Proposal Set to Hit Beer Brewers, Dairy Farmers (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/04/drunk-power-new-fda-proposal-set-hit-beer-brewers-dairy-farmers-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/drunk-power-new-fda-proposal-set-hit-beer-brewers-dairy-farmers-video/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:57:39 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87272 For many years, beer breweries and farmers have used spent grains to help each other save money. After the grains are used in the brewing process the brewers pass them along to cattle farmers, who then use it as feed.

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For many years, beer breweries and farmers have used spent grains to help each other save money. After the grains are used in the brewing process the brewers pass them along to cattle farmers, who then use it as feed.

It’s a relationship that saves both sides hundred of thousands of dollars a year. Enter: the federal government.

A new FDA proposal, which is included in the 2011 Food Modernization Safety Act, stipulates that spent grains be treated the same as pet food. That means the grains would have to be dried out and packaged at a huge cost.


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It’s Time to Protect Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/04/time-protect-religious-liberty-marriage-debate-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/time-protect-religious-liberty-marriage-debate-video/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:56:31 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87248 For years, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love as they choose; however, does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships?

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For years, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love as they choose; however, does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents demonstrates that the redefinition of marriage and state policies on sexual orientation have created a climate of intolerance and intimidation for citizens who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman and that sexual relations are properly reserved for marriage.

Now these citizens are facing a new wave of government coercion and discrimination. State laws that create special privileges based on sexual orientation and gender identity are being used to trump fundamental civil liberties such as freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion.

Consider the case of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene Flowers, who is being sued by the state of Washington. In March 2013, she met with long-time customers who asked her to arrange the flowers for their same-sex wedding ceremony. Stutzman felt that she had to decline because of her “relationship with Jesus Christ,” and her belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. While she was happy to sell and arrange flowers for any other occasion (the same-sex couple were happy costumers of hers for nine years), she didn’t want to use her artistic skills to help celebrate a same-sex wedding ceremony.

As Stutzman explains:

I think most artistic people—especially painters—put their hearts into their arrangements. It’s part of them, it’s part of who they are. And I think that’s the same thing with a florist.

A month later, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed suit against Stutzman, contending that she had violated the state’s sexual orientation law. The state of Washington is seeking a $2,000 fine and a court order forcing Barronelle to violate her conscience by using her artistic talents to celebrate a same-sex relationship.

Stutzman is not the only small business owner whose religious liberty is at risk. As we note in a new Backgrounder, “Protecting Religious Liberty in the State Marriage Debate,” she is joined by other families across the country who are being hauled into court for their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

Cake makers, photographers, family bakeries, and adoption agencies, among others, have faced penalties and lawsuits for working in accordance with their faith.

This shouldn’t happen in America. Part of the genius of the American system of government is its commitment to protecting the liberty and First Amendment freedoms of all citizens while respecting their equality before the law. The government protects the freedom of citizens to seek the truth about God, to worship according to their conscience, and to live out their convictions in public life. Likewise, citizens are free to form contracts and other associations according to their own values.

State and federal policy should respect Americans’ ability to live and work in accordance with their beliefs. Even in states where marriage is redefined, government should not coerce individuals and organizations to violate their moral or religious beliefs about marriage. Although Americans are free to live as they choose, no one should demand that government compel others into celebrating their relationship. And Americans should continue to work for laws that reflect the truth about marriage. If marriage is redefined, attempts to marginalize the view of marriage as one man and one woman will only increase.

For citizens like Barronelle Stutzman, the consequences are becoming apparent. Read more about it here.

This article originally appeared at Heritage.com and is re-published in full with the Heritage Foundation’s permission.

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WP: Is Barack Obama ‘Black’? A Majority of Americans Say No http://joemiller.us/2014/04/wp-barack-obama-black-majority-americans-say/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/wp-barack-obama-black-majority-americans-say/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:55:41 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87279 According to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the president as "mixed race," while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him "black."

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President Obama made history in 2008 as the first African American president in U.S. history.

But according to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the president as “mixed race,” while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him “black.”

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Photo Credit: Pew

While whites and Hispanics are far more likely to describe Obama as “mixed race,” a strong majority of African Americans see him as black. And black voters voted in historically large numbers for Obama. He won 93 percent of the African American vote in 2012 and 95 percent among that group in 2008. (John Kerry won 88 percent of the black vote in 2004; Al Gore won 90 percent in 2000.)

Obama, for his part, struggled for much of his life in how to define himself racially with a Kansas-born white mother and a Kenyan father. David Maraniss documents that process in fascinating detail in his biography of the country’s 44th president. Of Obama’s racial identity, Maraniss wrote:

Here, at age 22, was an idea that would become a key to understanding Obama the politician and public figure. Without a class meant that he was entering his adult life without financial security. Without a structure meant he had grown up lacking a solid family foundation, his father gone from the start, his mother often elsewhere, all leading to a sense of being a rootless outsider. Without a tradition was a reference to his lack of religious grounding and his hapa status, white and black, feeling completely at home in neither race. The different path he saw for himself was to rise above the divisions.

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Republican Odds of U.S. Senate Takeover Rise as Turnout Shrinks http://joemiller.us/2014/04/republican-odds-u-s-senate-takeover-rise-turnout-shrinks/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/republican-odds-u-s-senate-takeover-rise-turnout-shrinks/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:52:43 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87292 This is going to be a turnout election.

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National Polls
Obama’s approval rating has run at an average of 42.9 percent in eight national opinion polls conducted since March 20, matching former President George W. Bush’s standing in early 2006, when Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate in midterm elections that he called “a thumpin’.”

Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report in Washington, has raised her estimate of Republicans taking control of the Senate from a 25 percent chance last fall to 50 percent today. The tilted turnout of midterm elections is only part of her calculation.

“We are weighting environment much higher — the president’s approval ratings, the generic congressional ballot, just basically what Americans are thinking,” Duffy said in an interview. “The Republicans have been able to expand their own playing field, putting races on the map that weren’t there.”

Toss-Up Races
Republicans need to gain six additional seats to take control of the Senate, and Democratic incumbents are defending most of the hotly contested seats. The party’s chances of retaining seats it now holds in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina and Michigan are all rated toss-ups by the Cook Political Report. The report rates two other Democratic seats — in West Virginia and Montana — as leaning Republican…

With ads hammering Democrats for support of the president’s Affordable Care Act, the Koch-backed group has targeted nine Senate races where Democrats are defending seats. Its four top targets: incumbents Pryor, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Begich of Alaska.

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Report: How Obama’s Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs http://joemiller.us/2014/04/report-obamas-justice-department-selectively-blocks-mergers-republican-ceos/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/report-obamas-justice-department-selectively-blocks-mergers-republican-ceos/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:51:49 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87300 If money buys favors from the Obama Administration, a lack of it produces the opposite.

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Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.5% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process.

The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based on politics. Will the proposed Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable receive the scrutiny it deserves, or simply be fast-tracked for approval based on politics?

Let’s look at some history—which is detailed in a new Frontiers of Freedom report. In 2009, the Obama Administration gave Solyndra, a failing California solar panel firm, a $536 million “loan.” Shortly thereafter, Solyndra was fully bankrupt. Prior to the loan, Solyndra executives and board members gave generously to Barack Obama, including Tulsa oil billionaire and Obama bundler George Kaiser, one of Solyndra’s main investors.

UnitedHealth Group is expecting higher earnings thanks to ObamaCare. After United supported passing the plan, one of its subsidiaries, Quality Software Services, Inc. won a contract of $90 million for the rollout of Healthcare.gov. UnitedHealth’s Executive Vice President Anthony Welters and his wife are significant Obama donors and bundlers. The Administration did not perceive any conflict of interest in providing the nation’s largest health insurer with the keys to Healthcare.gov.

If money buys favors from the Obama Administration, a lack of it produces the opposite.

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Texas Front-Runner for Statewide Office Calls on Governor to Mobilize State Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover http://joemiller.us/2014/04/texas-front-runner-for-statewide-office-calls-on-governor-to-mobilize-national-guard-to-prevent-blm-takeover/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/texas-front-runner-for-statewide-office-calls-on-governor-to-mobilize-national-guard-to-prevent-blm-takeover/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:51:21 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87337 A statewide candidate for Texas public office has called upon Governor Rick Perry to mobilize the Texas State Guard, if necessary, to prevent the BLM from seizing land in his state.

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downloadSid Miller, the former Chair of the Texas House Homeland Security & Public Safety and Agriculture and Livestock Committees, and now the frontrunner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, said today that the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to halt their forced removal of Cliven Bundy’s cattle in Nevada was only a temporary delay in the federal agencies attempt to violate the private property and water rights of Americana and warned Texans to remain vigilant against future BLM abuses.

Miller went further, calling on Texas Governor Rick Perry to mobilize the Texas State Guard, if necessary, in order to prevent the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from seizing 90,000 acres of land along a 116 mile stretch of the Red River.

Miller said that televised images of armed federal agents attempting a forced cattle round-up on a rural Nevada range have alarmed farmers, ranchers, and landowners, as well ordinary citizens across the Southwest. Miller says the actions of the BLM are unlawful and have ignited a new range war—this one between law-abiding citizens and their own federal government.

In Nevada, the roundup started last week, after the BLM and National Park Service shut down an area half the size of Delaware to let cowhands using helicopters and vehicles gather about 900 cattle that officials say were trespassing. Cliven Bundy, 67, and his large family cast their resistance to the roundup as a constitutional stand. He said he didn’t recognize federal authority over state land.

Although the BLM announced yesterday that they were backing down from what became a stand-off between Bundy and his supporters and heavily armed BLM agents, the dispute has widened into a debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy. The dispute that triggered the roundup dates to 1993, when the BLM cited concern for the federally protected tortoise. The agency later revoked Bundy’s grazing rights. Bundy claims ancestral rights to graze his cattle on lands his family settled in the 19th century.

Miller says that BLM agents used excessive and unlawful force to exert their will and unnecessarily inflamed passions, putting lives as well as private property and state rights at risk. Miller said that especially disturbing was the BLM efforts to restrict supporters of Bundy to so-called “free speech zones.”

“Barack Obama may not understand the concept, but our founding fathers understood that the entire United States of America is a constitutionally protected “free speech zone,” Miller said.

In Texas, Miller says the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago along the Red River when Tommy Henderson lost a federal lawsuit. The Bureau of Land Management took 140 acres of his property and didn’t pay him one cent.

Now, Miller says that BLM is attempting to use Henderson’s case as a precedent to seize land along a 116-mile stretch of the Red River. “They’re wanting to take the boundaries that the courts placed here and extend those east and west to the forks of the river north of Vernon and east to the 98th Meridian which is about 20 miles east of us,” Henderson explained. The BLM clams this land never belonged to Texas.

Sid Miller says that both he and the Texas landowners who have lived and cared for that land for hundreds of years beg to differ. BLM plans on taking the land anyway. Property owners will be forced to spend money on lawsuits to keep what is theirs. For many, that property has been in their family for generations and landowners not only have deeds to the property, but they have also paid property taxes for over one hundred years according to Miller. About 90,000 acres could be seized by BLM, disappearing across a new state line.

Miller said that if the BLM attempts to use the same kind of tactics in Texas that they have used in Nevada to unlawfully seize privately held land, that Texas Governor Rick Perry should mobilize the Texas State Guard to prevent them from doing so.

“What Barack Obama and his armed BLM agents did in Nevada is the worst violation of the tenth amendment and individual states rights I have seen in my lifetime,” said Miller.

“As Agriculture Commissioner, I will go to war with these out-of-control federal agents and bureaucrats who have no regard for the United States Constitution or state and individual rights,” Miller said.

“In the meantime, I would urge Rick Perry to be prepared to activate the Texas State Guard in order to defend the State of Texas and her citizens from an abusive federal government.

Miller said that the mission of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities. They are not a part of the United States Armed Forces and are not subject to orders from the President.

“What happened in Nevada this week could very well happen in Texas next week and our citizens and their property have a right to protection. If not, we might as well as throw out our constitution and the concept of private property rights. We must always be vigilant against federal overreach. We must act now and we must act decisively,” Miller concluded.

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Government Suspends Controversial Program to Recover Money from Adult Children of Dead Taxpayers http://joemiller.us/2014/04/government-suspends-controversial-program-recover-money-adult-children-dead-taxpayers/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/government-suspends-controversial-program-recover-money-adult-children-dead-taxpayers/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:50:01 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87328 The Social Security Administration announced Monday it is suspending a controversial program that goes after adult children of deceased taxpayers who the government claims were recipients of overpayments more than a decade ago.

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The Social Security Administration announced Monday it is suspending a controversial program that goes after adult children of deceased taxpayers who the government claims were recipients of overpayments more than a decade ago.

Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said she has directed an immediate halt to the three-year-old program while the agency does a review. The controversial program seized tax refunds in an effort to recoup the funds.

The move to halt the program came after many of the recipients and members of Congress complained to the federal agency.

“While this policy of seizing tax refunds to repay decades-old Social Security overpayments might be allowed under the law, it is entirely unjust,” Democratic Sens. Senators Barbara Boxer of California and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland said in a letter to Colvin.

After Colvin’s announcement, Boxer said in a statement: “I am grateful that the Social Security Administration has chosen not to penalize innocent Americans while the agency determines a fair path forward on how to handle past errors.”

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Ben Carson: White House Wanted Apology for ‘Offending’ Obama (+video) http://joemiller.us/2014/04/ben-carson-white-house-wanted-apology-offending-obama-video/ http://joemiller.us/2014/04/ben-carson-white-house-wanted-apology-offending-obama-video/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:49:52 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=87307 Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.

Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20.

“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

Conservatives rallied around Carson last year after his remarks, made from a podium as Obama sat just feet away. In his speech, he railed against “political correctness” and offered specific ideas for health care reform.

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