In order to fund a bailout of Cyprus, European leaders have proposed the institution of a tax on bank deposits for residents of the small island nation. A vote is expected on the plan on Tuesday.
Cypriots rushed to pull their money out of banks and ATMs before the tiny Mediterranean nation’s government could finalize a plan to seize depositors’ funds to satisfy austerity demands from euro zone leaders, sparking a run that prompted banks to be closed until at least Thursday.
The island nation’s leaders were huddling to come up with a way to soften the blow on average depositors, with one proposal targeting accounts with deposits above $130,000.
So, could the same thing happen in America? Judge Napolitano says yes. “The people who have more than $100,000 in the bank are targets for any government that’s looking for money to shore up its own inability to manage its finances.”
I have made no bones about the fact that the ultimate authority on the issue of homosexuality is the Bible and it is crystal clear in condemning it. If others want to cite polls and commentaries and “experts” to attempt to bolster their claim in favor of homosexuality they are welcome to do so. However, what I find a bit disingenuous are those that will talk about rights within the context of the Constitution, which was written by men, not God as though the men who wrote it and backed it would have sided with practicing homosexuals today on the issue of marriage. I can tell you that the issue of marriage would have never been addressed as it is today, simply because the view of homosexuality was addressed first, thus making the point of same-sex “marriage” a ridiculous notion.
The anti-gun hysteria continues.
MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed.
The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment.
Why are we even talking about gay marriage? Don’t we, as a nation, have much larger fish to fry?
We’re wallowing in debt, our government is doing everything in its power to destroy our energy sector and drive up the price we have to pay to heat and cool our homes and businesses as well as our costs to commute to and from work (if we’re fortunate or foolish enough in the bizzaro world of Obama to have a job) and to move our goods and services to market.
They’re doing all they can to not only prop up, but also arm to the teeth, Islamist regimes throughout the middle east and north Africa whose sole purpose in life is to destroy us. Our education system (I use this term very loosely) is swirling down the toilet, most of our cities and states, not to mention our federal government, have unfunded liabilities in the trillions of dollars. Obamacare is simultaneously destroying our existing health insurance industry, our health delivery systems, and the businesses that most rational people would hope would be providing jobs to working class Americans, but instead are expected to pick up the tab for this steaming pile of ‘government’ (thus rendering them much less able to provide those jobs).
Law abiding citizens can’t buy bullets because DHS is scarfing them up like we’re on the verge of Armageddon (any prophecy here is unintended but not necessarily inaccurate,) so what the hell, let’s talk about gay marriage.
As long as we are talking about gay marriage, shouldn’t LBGTs have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us?
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(CNSNews.com) – The National Science Foundation awarded a grant for $876,752 to the University of Iowa to study whether there is any benefit to sex among New Zealand mud snails and whether that explains why any organism has sex.
The study, first funded in 2011 and continuing until 2015, will study the New Zealand snails to see if it is better that they reproduce sexually or asexually – the snail can do both – hoping to gain insight on why so many organisms practice sexual reproduction.
Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/government-spending/2013/03/27/us-funds-880000-study-snails#ixzz2OpRz8vNP
Try and contain your shock and amazement.
(CNSNews.com) – America’s free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee. Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression – such as the burning of Korans — in war time:
“When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in times of peace are a hindrance to this effort,” Rashid said on March 19 at Howard University. “And their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight and…no court can regard them as protected by any constitutional right.”
Rashid began his remarks by personally thanking Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in June 2011. Al-Hibri founded Karamah, a group devoted to the rights of Muslim women, and it was this group that invited Rashid to speak.