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Armed Forces Day.

Please Listen To This.

Obama's Got His Finger On The Button.

A new bill sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman would give the president the authority to “seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet,” according to CNET. This essentially gives the president a “kill switch” on the internet during times of emergency.

Not only does Lieberman’s bill extend presidential powers, it also creates a new agency inside the Homeland Security Department called the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications. The bill would mandate that the new agency would include "no less" than two deputy directors, and liaison officers to the Defense Department, Justice Department, Commerce Department, and the Director of National Intelligence.

Say no to Joe, call your Senators and tell them NOT to support the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act. 

H/T Freedomworks
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The Righteous Won't Get It.

First came this:
Unhealthy living is almost universal in Scotland, with virtually everyone in the country putting themselves at risk, according to a study. Glasgow University researchers analysed data from 6,574 people who took part in the 2003 Scottish Health Survey.
They identified five factors which contributed most to disease in richer countries - smoking, drinking, poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity.
The report found that 97% of Scots had at least one of the risk factors. 
Then along came  Barry O'Barmy, King of all the Most Righteous with this:

Click on image to go large with extra fries
So I thought a parable was in order to demonstrate how real people think. And why, the Righteous, will fail in the endeavours.

The couple were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years.  Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies.
Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife’s insist…

Kiss It Goodbye Dave.

David Cameron faces a major row over the budgetary scrutiny demand when the Prime Minister attends his first EU summit next Thursday. Britain was isolated during a meeting of an “economic government taskforce”, chaired by Herman Van Rompuy, the EU President, last night.
Britain has however rejected EU moves towards prior scrutiny by Brussels of national budgets today, insisting that only the House of Commons would be allowed to vet British tax and spending plans. Related articles by ZemantaDavid Cameron faces EU fight over budget vetting ( 'to vet British Budget before Parliament' ( vetoes EU budget scrutiny plan (

There May Be Trouble Ahead.....