A View from the Nest 2-17-2015

View in a web browser

Top of the Nest

The Battle for Internet Freedom Is Not Over

On February 26th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), acting under the direction of President Obama, will vote on a 300-plus-page rule regulate the internet in much the same way it currently regulates utilities.

Many ObamaCare enrollees are finding out that they owe the IRS a lot of money

As the second ObamaCare open enrollment period came to a close over the weekend, more Americans learned that they owe Uncle Sam money because they received subsidies that were too great, often because they had underestimated their income levels for 2014 when they applied for coverage through the health insurance exchanges.

Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

How Government Ruined Your Kids’ Textbooks

Common Core education standards have attracted criticism from across the political spectrum due to lack of choice and competition inherent in a top-down, federal mandate. Students succeed when parents and teachers have flexibility to tailor their education programs to children, celebrating and not ignoring their differences.

Texas federal judge sides with states, blocks Obama’s executive amnesty

Latest American News New SecDef Can’t Even Defend His Wife From Joe Biden| Muslim Student Made Up Story About A Man In A Truck Wearing Camo Threatening Her With A Gun | Port Delays Starting to Damage Businesses | Latest News On ISIS and Radical Islam ISIS burn 45 people

Amazing: Niagara Falls Completely Freezes Over And Looks Like A Scene Out of The Movie ‘Frozen’

While it’s up for debate on whether the Niagara Falls should have made it into the seven wonders of the world, its pretty undeniable that they are anything but breathtaking. Especially now considering the falls have frozen for the first time since 1911, and look like a real-life scene out of the movie Frozen.

“Moderate” Muslim Leader Blames Societies Problems on Women

75% of Presidential Historians and Scholars call Obama “One of the Worst” and “Overrated” Presidents!

Ammo Ban – the New Liberal Plan to Push Gun Control

From the Looney Bin

Stories you have to read to believe.

Articles: Education: Playing Games with Recess

Education in America will make you crazy. There is hardly a part of it that is not corrupted by ideology and contaminated by sophistical thinking. What could be simpler to understand than recess? When you’re talking about little children, you’re talking about puppies. They need to run around until they fall down laughing on the grass.

Blog: Illegal aliens complaining about life in suburbia

Lawbreakers are victims! Kirk Semple writes in the New York Times: But he quickly learned that being poor and undocumented and living far from the well-established immigrant networks found in the nation’s big cities made life especially difficult.

The Last Word

George Washington Remains America’s Rock Star!

GEORGE WASHINGTON – OUR GREAT FORTUNE George Washington was and remains the rock star of America. With apologies for casting this great man in what can be thought of as a vulgar term, one reaches for ways to illuminate for today’s citizens the monumental perfection of soul in the man.



Mutual Aid: the Pre-Curser to Welfare that actually worked

To listen to modern day liberals without Government run welfare our society would not care for its own. However a look at history reveals just the opposite. In fact many more minorities were provided with much better care than under the current government run program. So once again minorities and children are hurt the most by centralized welfare redistribution.

Many people think life without the welfare state would be chaos, and nobody would help support the less fortunate. A little known fact is people found innovative ways of supporting each other before the welfare state existed. One of the most important of these ways was the mutual-aid society.

The rise to welfare came after government regulation and interference in these  mutual-aid societie’s health care and social care programs. In fact many ‘mutual-aid societies"organizations ran medical centers which provided quality, affordable health care to members and non-members alike.

Mutual aid, also known as fraternalism, refers to social organizations that gathered dues and paid benefits to members facing hardship. There was a "great stigma" attached to accepting government aid during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Mutual aid, on the other hand, did not carry the same stigma. It was based on reciprocity: today’s mutual-aid recipient could be tomorrow’s donor, and vice versa. Mutual aid was particularly popular among the poor and the working class.

Although mutual-aid societies operated smoothly for many years their demise was inevitable. Many special interets groups had more than enough motives to stop or hinder the popularity of these private mutual-aid societies and lobbied lawmakers to pass legislation that adversely affected these fraternal organizations.

One of the biggest opponnents was the American Medical Association which gained control of the licensing of medical schools where-by they were able to pick and choose which medical schools they would deem acceptable (those which supported the AMA got favorable ratings) and the result was a 51% decline in medical schools which produced a doctor shortage which caused the cost of medical care to increase. This made it impractical for mutual-aid societies to retain the services of a doctor. In addition to licensing medical schools the AMA’s medical boards threatened the licenses of many doctors who would practice lodge medicine. Thereby monopolizing the medical field. This was the beginning of the end of mutual-aid.

Although millions of Americans are still members of fraternal societies such as the Masons or Oddfellows, the organizations no longer have the importance in society that they once did. The history of fraternalism serves as a reminder of the power of human cooperation in a free society.

For more on this topic see: Welfare before the Welfare State by

Planned Parenthood Prioritizes Abortions over Medical Needs of Poor

In a move that really comes as no surprise Indian Planned Parenthood halted services to Medicaid Patients after state funds where cut. Indiana’s Governor signed into law a bill which cut $3 million dollars from Planned Parenthood in an effort to limit tax payer money from funding abortions. Proving without any doubt that ABORTIONS are the main priorty of Planned Parenthood and not aiding the health needs of the poor.

If you had any doubt about Planned Parenthoods true motives doubt no more.

Amplify’d from www.onenewsnow.com

Planned Parenthood signIndiana Planned Parenthood, which lost $3 million in state funding, is halting services to Medicaid patients.

Planned Parenthood took that action pending a federal court decision. At issue is a newly signed law that halts state funds for any abortion-provider. Sue Swayze of Indiana Right to Life tells OneNewsNow Planned Parenthood made a poor choice.
“As our governor is fond of saying, they could have simply stopped providing abortions in order to comply with the new law,” the pro-lifer explains, “but instead [they] have chosen to stop serving women’s health patients and keep the abortion side of the house.” Swayze calls that “a telling statement of where their priorities lie.”
Susan Swayze (Indiana Family Inst.)Does that mean Medicaid patients will have to do without breast exams, pap tests, birth control, and other healthcare services Planned Parenthood provided?
“Absolutely not,” responds the activist. “In fact, Indiana has over 800-plus Medicaid providers throughout the state as well as upwards of 100 freestanding family planning clinics — Title X, and other kinds of family planning clinics. There are lots of other providers.”
Swayze also says one would hope Planned Parenthood would care enough about its clients to refer them to other facilities where they can get the medical assistance, rather than just dumping them. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is threatening to halt all Medicaid funding to Indiana.

Read more at www.onenewsnow.com


Illegal Activity of Illegal Aliens Equals a Good Citizen?

Does this individual appear to you to be interested in making America a better place to live for everyone or rather like someone who thinks America owes him something just because he says so? Well obviously the latter is the case. So now I ask you if an individual performs an illegal act does that make the person guilty of an illegality? If so then is it okay to call them criminals? Okay if it is okay to call someone breaking the law a criminal then how come people who trespass on private property are not considered criminals but instead they are considered necessary to our economy? The individual in this picture obviously thinks America owes him health care, a job, tax free income, a house and all the food he wants to eat, paid for by someone else. And apparently our President agrees with this sentiment because he thinks these folks should be given a pathway to citizenship.

Man Arrested for Praying Outside Planned Parenthood Facility

The mistake this guy made was praying to God and not Allah and he did not have his prayer rug. I wonder if the police would have arrested a Muslim for praying outside the same building.

Now in defense of the Chicago police the ordinance does say: “displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling” within 50 feet from any health care facility.” and it is quite obvious from the picture and the accompanying video that two men are seen within 50 feet of the entrance to the building. They both seem to be praying but one is definitely holding a sign. There is the sound of a woman’s voice also heard but not seen praying.

Now praying in public is not forbidden if you are Muslim in fact it must be tolerated, but if you happen to pray to GOD and not Allah then it can be considered illegal activity. Cooler heads need to prevail in this whole matter in my opinion. And for that reason I give the Chicago Police and the Planned Parenthood facility this weeks DODO bird

clipped from www.foxnews.com

Thomas More Society

Complaining witness, left, stands next to Joe Holland, middle, as he prays the rosary outside Planned Parenthood’s Near North Center in Chicago.

Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Chicago July 3 when police arrested him for violating the city’s new “Bubble Zone” ordinance.

The law, passed in October, states that a person cannot approach within 8 feet of another person without consent “for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill to, displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling” within 50 feet from any health care facility.

But Holland says he didn’t approach or interfere with anyone.

Click here to see a video of Holland praying outside the center.