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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In 2007, Lerner responded directly to a complaint that some major labor unions reported completely different amounts of political expenditures when filing with the IRS and the Department of Labor.

At the time of the email, Lerner was the Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS.

Lerner wrote, "We looked at the information you provided regarding organizations that report substantial amounts of political activity and lobbying expenditures on the DOL Form LM-2, but report little to no political expenditures on the Form 990 filed with the IRS."

"We believe this difference in reporting does not necessarily indicate that the organization has incorrectly reported to either the DOL or the IRS," Lerner concluded.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. Prosecutors alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a truck on a road near their home because it had run out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed. Police failed to produce a murder weapon linked to the killing, gunpowder residue tests on Barajas' hands were negative and no witnesses saw anything that transpired on the dark December night.


Friday, August 22, 2014

A Clark County prosecutor dismissed firearm-related charges against a Vancouver, Washington, man following an incident in July when he fired a shotgun into the air in an attempt to scare off prowlers he caught on his property and who he suspected were breaking into cars, The Colombian reported.

Jeffrey Barton was originally charged with illegal aiming or discharging a firearm because he fired the shots from within a county-designated no-shooting zone. But Barton made headlines after placing the blame on advice given by the vice president.

"I did what Joe Biden told me to do," Barton said following the incident. "I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air."

Barton was referring to an interview in February when Biden, in essence, said AR-15s, or other semi-automatic weapons, aren't needed for home defense because shotguns are sufficient.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Brown's skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family's request to conduct the separate autopsy. read more


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Would I be a sell-out if I asked why stealing all the tennis shoes from a sporting goods store would make a point for justice for a young man who was killed allegedly by a cop?

Would I be an "Uncle Tom" if I asked why burning a gas station, breaking into at least one convenience store, including a check-cashing store, a boutique, a small grocery store, a sporting goods store, a cellphone retailer, a tire store and a Wal-Mart would make things better? Would I be behaving stupidly when I told you that between 20 to 25 Walmart employees took shelter inside their store Sunday night as rioting and looting ran rampant in the area around them?

Would it be wrong to ask why


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by Ragnar Redbeard Excerpt from: Might Is right


‘Love one another' you say is the supreme law, but what power made it so? -- Upon what rational authority does the Gospel of Love rest? -- Is it even possible to practice, and what would result from its universal application to active affairs? Why should I not hate mine enemies, and hunt them down like the wild beasts that they are? Again I ask, why? If I ‘love' them does that not place me at their mercy? Is it natural for enemies to

‘do good' unto each other and, what is ‘good'? Can the torn and bloody victim ‘love' the blood-splashed jaws that rend it limb from limb? Are we not all predatory animals by instinct? If humans ceased wholly from preying upon each other, could they continue to exist?


‘Love your enemies and do good to them that hate you and despitefully use you,' is the despicable philosophy of the spaniel that rolls upon its back, when kicked. Obey it, O! reader, and you and all your posterity to the tenth generation shall be irretrievably and literally damned. They shall be hewers of wood, and carriers of water, degenerates, Gibeonites. But hate your enemies with a whole heart, and if a man smite you on one cheek, smash him down; smite him hip and thigh, for self-preservation is the highest law.

He who turns the ‘other cheek' is a cowardly dog -- a Christian dog.


Give blow for blow, scorn for scorn, doom for doom, with compound interest liberally added thereunto. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, aye four-fold, a hundredfold. Make yourself a Terror to your adversary and when he goeth his way, he will possess much additional wisdom to ruminate over. Thus shall you make yourself respected in all the walks of life, and your spirit -- your IMMORTAL spirit -- shall live, not in an intangible paradise, but in the brains and thews of your aggressive and unconquerable sons. After all, the true proof of manhood is a splendid progeny; and it is a scientific axiom that the timid animal transmits timidity to its descendents.


If men lived ‘like brothers' and had no powerful enemies (neighbors) to contend with and surpass, they would rapidly lose all their best qualities; like certain oceanic birds that lose the use of their wings, because they do not have to fly from pursuing beasts of prey. If all men had treated each other with brotherly love since the beginning, what would have been the result now? If there had been no wars, no rivalry, no competition, no kingship, no slavery, no survival of the Toughest, no racial extermination, truly what a festering ‘hell fenced in' this old globe would be?

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