A View From the Nest Edition 42015


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Iran to get $50 billion signing bonus for bogus agreement

The Iran nuclear deal simply gets worse by the day. Iran gets $50 billion for signing bogus agreement Via the Wall Street Journal “Our main concern here is making sure that if Iran doesn’t abide by its agreement that we don’t have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops in order to reinstate sanctions,” the president said at a news conference.

In addition to a rather sizable signing bonus, Iran gives up nothing in return. In fact they get to keep their secret bomb building facilities under wraps since all military installations are off limits to IAEA inspectors according to a top Iranian Official.

We know of at least two facilities that in the past were found to be making weapons hidden on military bases, but I am sure that Iran will not seek to do the same thing at other military installations once they receive the signing bonus.Right? Wrong!


Immigration expert: ISIS setting up terror camps 8 miles south of US border in area controlled by Mexican drug cartel.

A pro-immigration enforcement advocate says he can’t understand why the Left seems untroubled by reports of an ISIS terrorist cell on the U.S. border. Judicial Watch broke the news April 17 about the ISIS cell, which is allegedly located eight miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border in an area controlled by a Mexican drug cartel.

No problem though since Obama assures us that the BORDER is more secure now then ever. There is absolutely no way that Mexican drug cartel members can get across our borders so we need not worry about ISIS getting in. YEAH RIGHT!

Oh but there is more


FBI-Mexico cover-up of U.S. border ISIS camp?

AND THERE IS THIS REPORT


6 immigrants to US indicted in alleged plot to support ISIS, Al Qaeda

Six Bosnian natives who immigrated to the U.S. sent money and military equipment to support Al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State terror group, the Justice Department said Friday night. The conspiracy, which authorities say dates back to May 2013, supported Abdullah Ramo Pazara and others fighting with the terror groups, according to a federal indictment.


FBI Arrests Six in Minnesota, California ISIS Recruitment Network

US Warship Moving To Block Iranian Weapons Deliveries To Rebels In Yemen

The USS Theodore Roosevelt is moving toward Yemeni waters to intercept any Iranian ships attempting at delivering weaponry to Shiite, Houthi rebels in Yemen. The warship will join other American ships prepared to halt attempts at arming the Houthis. According to The Associated Press: There are about nine U.S.


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

Her Homeowners Association Made Her Take Down Her Flagpole. Then She Read the Rules and Made a Discovery.

It always pays to double-check the rules. Tennessee veteran Delia Foster was forced to take down her flagpole by her homeowners association a few months ago, but now she’s flying Old Glory once again thanks her own hard work, WBIR-TV reported.


Texas Woman Has a Bold Message for Gov’t Officials After Being Fined $2,000 for Feeding the Poor

Joan Cheever, a food truck owner in San Antonio, Texas, who uses her mobile restaurant to feed the poor, has no plans of backing down in the midst of her very public clash with authorities over a $2,000 fine that she was given for failing to transport food in a permitted…


Free Range Children

Agenda 21 A recent story in the media about 2 children aged 10 and 6 being taken into protective custody by over-zealous officials has introduced a phrase I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more of in coming years – Free Range Children.

When I was a child before the age of bike helmets and knee pads, I and my two siblings would ride our bikes through our neighborhood and play at the neighbors house for hours on end. We would even at times walk to the near-by elementary school (about 1/2 mile from home) after hours to play a pick-up game of tackle football. We would play until almost dark and then head back home. This was NORMAL growing up in America. What has happened to this once great nation? Where neighborhoods where kid friendly.

We have become a nation dead set against teaching respect and ethics along with morality; instead we lock-up our children and let the criminals run society. We are abusing our children in the name of protecting them. We are stealing their freedom to learn and explore in the name of security.

What we are creating is a hostile environment our children are going to have to navigate without having the tools at their disposal to deal with the thugs and bullies they are sure to encounter.

Let us get back to a more civil society where we are taught to respect and look out for one another. A society that once held biblical values up as the gold standard. Now anything goes except morality and the golden rule.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Study: EPA Preparing to Slash Another 300,000 Jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency is putting the final touches on a rule requiring a 30% reduction of CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030. An independent analysis by The Heritage Foundation predicts “[a]n average employment shortfall of nearly 300,000 jobs,” adding the U.S.


The Death Tax Is an Economic Bludgeon


ISIS executes 35 Ethiopian Christians


Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept their lives by forming a human chain to resist further assault. Another 400 are presumed dead in the sinking of another migrant boat near the Libyan coast.

Does anyone still think this is a religion of peace?


Union Threatens Walmart Over 2,200 Layoffs


The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

Wisconsin Police Violently Invade Homes Of Thought-Criminals, AKA Conservatives

As you may have noticed by their unhinged shrieking, leftists in Wisconsin haven’t been able to thwart the will of the people. Having failed to remove Scott Walker from office, they’ve decided to take out their revenge on his supporters. This article, by David French at National Review, is so shocking that it’s almost impossible to summarize.


Should Christians Wear Orange Jumpsuits To Church?

Should Christians wear orange jumpsuits to church? Washington, D.C.-based Church on the Hill minister Rev. Patrick Mahoney started a social media campaign based on the Twitter hashtag #orangejumpsuit to encourage American Christians to recognize the plight of Christians being executed by Islamic radicals.


When Mom Marries a Pedophile, Social Services Comes Up With a Plan to Literally Lock Up Her Two 13 yo Girls

Is this sick or what?


The Duck Pond

Where you find all the QUACKS

More fallout in Boston from the slow-motion collapse of Big Wind.

Put not your faith in politically-subsidized energy projects: The [Deval] Patrick [D, MA] administration’s $113 million New Bedford marine terminal, built as a Cape Wind construction staging area, has become a taxpayer-funded boondoggle now that the controversial offshore wind farm project is virtually dead in the water.

You got to love the loons who live on the left, they keep coming up with new ideas that never seem to pan out while they pooh pooh any of the tried and true programs that actually work. You see liberals see themselves as being smarter than everyone else so therefore all their ideas are good ones and worth pouring billions of dollars into. Although it does not take long to see that these ideas are not what they are QUACKED up to be.

Wind, solar, electric cars, ethanol, bio-diesel, and other alternative methods of producing cheap, reliable, sustainable energy are not feasible, if they were viable options the private sector would have been developing them for a profit, instead liberal politicians have to subsidize them for billions of dollars of wasted taxpayer funds.

What we need to remember about all this GREEN ENERGY talk is the only ENERGY the politicians are really interested in creating is ENERGY to fund their campaigns for re-election. And the GREEN part of the equation is all the taxpayer money that is being funneled back into democrat coffers after rewarding their crony pals who start fake businesses to rake in taxpayer money.


Earth Day’s Coming, Which Means Climate Rhetoric’s Heating Up

In Saturday’s weekly address, Barack Obama devoted his lecture to Earth Day, which is to be recognized Wednesday, and pivoted once again to doubling down on global warming so we can “protect this precious planet we call home.” He claimed, “[T]oday, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change.

ISIL, ISIS, Nuclear Iran, failed governments in Yemen and Sudan, Chinese war machine building up, Russian aggression and military vessels in the arctic, are not a huge threat to our planet. Climate change however is top of the list for Obama.


The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

A Godly Right to Privacy

Originalists, specifics, rule of law, moral code, individualism. Pragmatists, convolution of specifics into “general” definitions, the rule of man, man-made moral code, and collectivism. First, we must understand that the Constitution does not give rights, and it does not guarantee rights.


Little Boy: A classic modern film

There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy, in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. The film is set in a Southern California town during World War II.


A View From the Nest Weekend Edition 3/22/2015


 

 

 

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Economist: The American Fiscal House Is Ready to Fall

Some pretty dire testimony before Congress was reported by CNS News: ” Economist Tells Congress: U.S. May Be in ‘Worse Fiscal Shape’ Than Greece.” The U.S. has a $210 trillion “fiscal gap” and “may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece,” Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff told members of the Senate Budget Committee in written and oral testimony on Feb.


Why the 14th Amendment can’t possibly require same-sex marriage

Does the U.S. Constitution require same-sex marriage? No, the U.S. Constitution requires the Court to leave this issue to the states. If you believe otherwise, then amend the Constitution. Tweet to @Frank_Turek The Supreme Court is about to decide if the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution requires the states to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships.


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

The Embarrassing Result of School Lunch Reform – TheCollegeConservative

In all cheesy school movies, there is in the inevitable scene where some kid yells “Food Fight!” and, before anyone knows it, the entire cafeteria is filled with flying gobs of food.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Confirmed: Reality TV Model’s Accused Murderer Is An Obama DREAMer, Was Slated For Deportation

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Thom Tillis have confirmed that a 19-year-old gang member accused of murdering four people, including a former reality TV model, was granted amnesty in 2013 even though he was slated for removal because of a 2012 drug possession charge. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is the suspect in question.


There are FOUR fake colleges in California set up just to let immigrants stay here ILLEGALLY


Conservative Student Group Commits ‘Act of Violence’ for Defending Christian Values, Refusing to Participate in LGBT Sensitivity Training

A conservative student group at The George Washington University faces punishment, including the loss of its funding, for refusing to engage in LGBT sensitivity training on campus. The students are now being condemned and attacked on campus by those who claim they’re committing an “act of violence” for standing up for their members’ individual rights and Judeo-Christian values.

I wonder how those same LGBT community groups would respond if they faced a loss their funding if they did not attend a Christian sensitivity training course? Why is it that only those who disagree with a POLITICALLY correct position are somehow hateful but those who disagree with a long-held societal norm are not? Doesn’t the demand for the ouster or the defunding of a long-standing organization or business qualify as intolerant? After all the only reason they are being protested or targeted is because those who are targeting them disagree with their viewpoints.


6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Exist for People Over the Age of 112


The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

The evolution of shower dangers: from hot water to just too much

The EPA is in the news for wanting to monitor how long hotel guests spend in the shower, which one critic says is not a new idea from the federal agency. “We’ve seen this movie before,” says Bonner Cohen of the National Center for Public Policy Research.


If You Drink Coffee From Pods, You May Want to Reconsider

“I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make.” Which would seem like a pretty banal sentiment, were Sylvan not the inventor of the K-Cup.

I get a big kick out of all these environmental loons who strain at gnats to swallow camels. Now I do not know how it is where you live but tiny plastic cups are not a HUGE problem since our landfills are being filled everyday with HUGE PLASTIC garbage bags of stuff. Every retail store in America hands out millions of plastic bags every day oh how I pine for the olden days of paper bags.

However, this non-problem was starting to take care of itself through the market since reusable K-cups were invented and being used, so much so that Keurig designed a second generation brewer that would only take K-cups to continue the use of these expensive coffee pods.


The Duck Pond

Where you find all the QUACKS

If You Wonder Why Businesses in Your State Are Struggling Next Year, You Can Blame This

You may not realize that air quality has improved dramatically over the past few decades. A careful review of the science shows that EPA’s current ozone standard of 75 ppb (parts per billion) protects public health and air pollution continues to decline with today’s more efficient and environmentally conscious manufacturing and cleaner fuels.


Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

A lesbian couple in New Jersey may be forced to share parental rights with a sperm donor they used to conceive their 1-year-old son. Sheena and Tiara Yates are appealing a September court ruling that awarded visitation rights to a private sperm donor they hoped would have no relationship with their child.

Things are bound to get worse as families are becoming even more fractured as courts, and not biology, decides what constitutes a parent, or for that matter a family.

As hard as they try a man-made contract does not negate the laws of nature and of natures God. You see to reproduce you need a FATHER and a MOTHER. Two mommies can not have a baby nor can two daddies. In order for them to reproduce they need a third member of the opposite sex to procreate. The introduction of that third-party into a marriage which is supposed to be between two people opens up the door to all kinds of legal issues both now and well into the future.

Let’s see what happens when the infant child of three parents gets old enough to decide for themselves whom they consider to be their ACTUAL parents. Will biology or contracts rule the day?


In a companion piece there is this:

Regulating the ‘marketplace of children’


The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

Sin Killed the American Dream

The American Dream used to include thoughts of retirement, where one could live off the fruits of a lifetime of toil and enjoy family, friends, and maybe a bit of travel to see the world. Now, many of us have absolutely no thought of ever stopping, and will be in the workforce until no one will pay us anymore.


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Views From the Nest 2-6-2015


 

 

 

 

“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.”

–Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803

TurboTax Temporarily Halts E-Filing In All States Amid Fraud Concerns

Up to 18 states are reporting significant upticks in fraudulent activity and there may be a common thread: tax preparation software.y


As of yesterday, Thursday, February 5, Intuit is temporarily pausing transmission of state e-filing tax returns. This is effective for all states. Intuit will be working with the states today to begin turning transmissions back on.

In the meantime, to assist any customers who believe they are victims of tax fraud, Intuit has a dedicated toll-free number, 1.800.944.8596, with direct access to specially trained identity protection agents who will provide comprehensive support and filing assistance. You might note that’s the same number that Minnesota has provided to taxpayers. It is not a state-specific number. It is available to all potentially affected taxpayers.

In addition, Intuit will provide identity protection services and free credit monitoring, as well as provide access to all versions of its software or to the assistance of one of Intuit’s credentialed tax experts who will prepare taxes for affected customers at no expense.

It’s important to note that as of now, this issue is only being reported by taxpayers using TurboTax.

So far, there has been no indication that federal returns have been affected.

The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

Here’s something that many Americans — including some of the smartest and most educated among us — don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading. Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is “down” to 5.6%.

The unemployment numbers are misleading because they fail to indicate the number of people who have given up looking for work but are UNEMPLOYED. The number also includes part-time workers who are counted as EMPLOYED by the government figures but are not working at a full-time job. In fact full-time jobs are at an all time low with only 44% of the population holding full-time jobs (30+ hours a week). If you work one hour a week and get paid a measely $20 you are counted as employed by the government numbers.

Since Obama assumed the office of President the JUnited States has lost 13million full-time jobs and to date has only gained back 3 million. We have another 10 million jobs to go just to break even. There is nothing good about the jobs report other than to say it is trending upward ever so slowly.


By the Numbers: Obama’s Economic, Jobs and Deficit Performance Worst on Record

Given what we know now, only Barack Obama could attempt to characterize his economic record as one of achievement rather than historic failure. Only Obama could attempt to characterize his record on deficits, which dwarf those of any other president that preceded him, as a successful one.

And only Obama could characterize today’s record federal spending and incoming tax receipts as “senseless austerity.”


How Public School Administrators Endanger Special-Needs Kids
When faced with the choice between protecting children or protecting the public school system, the system’s lawyers chose to protect the system.

If a parent in Virginia repeatedly locked a 7-year-old child in a closet, child-protective social service agencies would come down on him like a ton of bricks. But if a school administrator does the same thing, he has a green light to keep it up. Hypothetical? Not at all.


Happy Birthday Mr Reagan
Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

February 6, 2015, marks the 104th anniversary of President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s birthday, or as he would have phrased it, the 65th anniversary of his 39th birthday. Either way, we are grateful beyond measure for his great service to our country, the shining City on a Hill, and his steadfast devotion to Essential Liberty.


TAIL FEATHERS

other news from around the web

U.S. measles outbreak prompts vaccine crackdown in New Mexico schools

New Minimum Wage Law Forces Small Businesses to Close


Franklin Graham to Obama: Muhammad Killed Innocents, Christ Didn’t


THE LOONEY BIN

Stories from the looney land of leftists

Charge: 2012 TEACHER OF THE YEAR Took Boy Into Her Home, Had Lots Of Sex With Him


EPA Crafts Regulation on Wood Stoves

After going after coal companies, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to hit every self-sufficient American. The EPA has created a 344-page rule tightening the emission standards of the humble wood stove.


Welfare for Joints in Colorado

Taxpayer dollars in Denver are going to pot. Literally.


A Lesson in Contrast

On the one hand you have ISIS barbarism which President Obama compares to the Christian Crusades which were a result of Muslim barbarism.

Blockbuster Report from the UN: ISIS is Selling, Crucifying and Burying Children Alive in Iraq

(There is photographic evidence of ISIS’ various crimes against children, and humanity in general… but I couldn’t stomach them. If you want to see them do a simple Google search – but don’t say I didn’t warn you.) Does it seem like a new story of ISIS atrocities makes itself known each new day?y


Obama defends Islamic terrorism

Obama Defends Islam while Scapegoating Christians at Prayer Breakfast

What amazes me most about Barack Hussein Obama is the fact that he cannot attribute the barbaric deeds taught in the Koran by Muslims in the Islamic State to Islam, but he can apparently attack Christians over deeds that are not taught in the Bible.y


That is all for today. Eagle out!

 

 

 

Environ- Mental Protection Agenda: Business Out, Bugs and Lizards In


Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
If it moves Tax it! If it continues to move regulate it! Once it stops moving subsidize it!
It is past time to undo the damage done by the disestablishment of the EPA.
For our own economic health dismember the EPA today!

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