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The Truth Behind Viral Photo Of Immigrant Child Crying Inside A 'Cage'

by Tyler Durden/Zerohedge We learnt a new word today (courtesy of Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog), and it describes perfectly the current ...

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Study: No Racial Difference in Police Shootings Compared to Crime Rates

Analysis contributes to picture of police shootings Getty Images BY: Charles Fain Lehman/  the Washington Free Beacon Black Americans are not more likely to be ...

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Bernstine Launches Parliamentary Attack on Anti-Second Amendment Bills

Bernstine Launches Parliamentary Attack on Anti-Second Amendment Bills   HARRISBURG – Staunch Second Amendment supporter Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced his plan to use legislative ...

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‘Juneteenth’ Is About the Triumph of American Freedom Over Slavery

Jarrett Stepman / @JarrettStepman / The Daily Signal Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of slaves in Texas at the end of the Civil ...

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BLIND TO REAL PROBLEMS

Walter E. Williams /FJM For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black ...

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The European Union Started This Trade War

If there is to be a trade war, it should be a trade war to see who can slash tariff barriers ...

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Antitrust matters matter

By Linda Goudsmit at Renew America United States antitrust laws regulate the organization and conduct of business corporations on state and ...

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Connecticut Blames Homeschoolers for Failure to Catch Abusive Mother

~ Conservative Zone Katiria Tirado has a history that should have made it clear to Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families ...

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Trump Signals An End to U.S.-South Korean Military Exercises

~ Liberty Planet On June 12th, a historic summit took place between Donald Trump and the leader of North Korea Kim ...

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Fed Judge Rules Against Mueller: He Must Name Unidentified Persons in Manafort Indictment

By Randy DeSoto /WJ   A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in an indictment against ...

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Christie fails to report income, avoids $152,000 in taxes

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog

Gov. Chris Christie failed to report as income or pay taxes on $380,000 in expense allowances he received from the state, according to a New Jersey Watchdog examination of Treasury data and the governor’s tax returns.

By not declaring the allowances on their joint returns, Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, avoided roughly $152,000 in federal income taxes over four years.

Despite an exchange of emails, Christie’s press office did not offer comment.

UPDATE: Chris Christie’s press office responded Tuesday with the following statement: “The report on NJ watchdog is categorically false and irresponsible. The expense account, which has been provided to every governor in recent memory, is not salary and isn’t kept by the Governor

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Some politicians say that Real Estate Taxes and Tax liens are not a problem

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by Thomas Slovik

With the growing public demand that something be done about the oppressive Real Estate Tax burden being felt by the people, some of our elected Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives say its not a problem. Check out how many tax liens are on the books in our Commonwealth and you decide.

 

This video was produced by Thomas Slovik and we thank him for the permission to publish it. See the video

Judicial Watch Sues IRS For Records on Tea Party Audits

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by Judicial Watch

Lawsuit seeks records on audits of individuals and groups based on Tea Party applications for exempt status

Judicial Watch announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” related to the selection of both individuals and organizations for audits based upon applications filed requesting nonprofit tax status. The lawsuit was filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia on (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).

In May 2013, the Treasury Inspector for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released an audit report confirming that the IRS used “inappropriate” criteria to identify Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations that had expressed opposition

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Lehigh County Commissioners give State of Lehigh County presentation at CEPTA meeting

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Lehigh County Commissioners gave a presentation titled “State of Lehigh County” to those in attendance at the April 21st 2015 Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association (CEPTA) meeting. Only four Commissioners could be in attendance to make the presentation in order to avoid a violation of the PA Sunshine act. The Commissioners in attendance were Amanda Holt, Vic Mazziotti, Mike Schware and Commission President Brad Osborne.

Other elected officials were also in the audience and include Tom Muller the Lehigh County Executive, Lynn Donches an East Penn School District Board member, and Ron Beitler a Lower Macungie Twp. Commissioner.

The Commissioners gave a power-point presentation that highlighted the major areas of county government, and the services provided to the residents of Lehigh County. Details

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Pain Makes Life Endurable

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By John McCartney

The movie, “Tea House of the August Moon” (1956) opens with Marlo Brando, playing Sakini, an Okinawan native, sitting cross legged on the ground, leaning against a palm tree. He gives a short history of Okinawa, a Pacific island, which has been invaded a number of times over its history by military units of foreign nations. He describes how those invasions caused pain for the island’s inhabitants, and finishes saying, “Pain make man think. Thought make man wise. And wisdom make life endurable”. That phrase caught my attention and over the years, during my musings, I have found myself mentally revisiting that scene of the movie and Sakini’s monologue. His statement regarding the relationship of pain, thought, and wisdom was

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IRS Documents Reveal Lerner Knew Targeting Criteria of Nonprofit Groups ‘Might Raise Questions’

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by Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents, including an email from former IRS official Lois Lerner in February 2012 asking that a program be set up to “put together some training points to help them [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of revealing too much information to Congress. The documents also contain a Lerner email from 2013 in which she says she is willing to take the blame on some aspects of the scandal. She also indicates that she “understands why the IRS criteria” leading to the targeting of Tea Party and other opponents of the President Obama “might raise questions.”

The documents were released under court order in one

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Property Tax Independence Act to be aired at King’s College on April 30th –7pm

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From David Baldinger of Pennsylvania Taxpayer Cyber Coalition PTCC

 

Update 21 April 2015 Friends, There are a large number of links associated with this update that cannot be included in an email, so please go to the Web version of the update at www.ptcc.us/arc042115.htm to see all of the links. There are a number of things in this update that you can do to help the enactment of the Property Tax Independence Act; while all are important, I’ll start with the most urgent. PLEASE SHARE! On April 30 at 7:00 PM there will be a LIVE statewide webcast of the Property Tax Independence Act presentation. This presentation will be conducted at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre for the local Luzerne and

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East Penn School District – A Safety Review. East Penn School District goes proactive?

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At the April 13th 2015 East Penn School Board (EPSB) meeting, The public was presented a story about how the district was going proactive in its desire to keep the children safe! How? By hiring a School Resource Officer (SRO) or more accurately a cop/police officer. Is Emmaus High School so dangerous that the administration believes it is essential to have a hired gun walking around their hallowed halls?

It appears that when someone working at a school district says, “It’s for the children”, their actions speak louder than their words, and one should look at what the East Penn School District (EPSD) administration does, not what EPSD administration says.

Take the essentially secret teacher union contract that was recently voted

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