H/T TO THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION
<THERE CAN BE NO PEACE WITHOUT STRENGTH ONLY THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY! JUST THE WAY IT IS IN THE REAL WORLD. THOSE WHO THINK DIFFERENT ARE JUST LIVING IN THAT LIBERAL “LA LA” LAND!
I would love to own this, big time! Even the hat.
The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, a classic motion picture directed by Victor Fleming. It was a musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum children’s book and it had both black-and-white and color sequences. It starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, Frank Morgan as the Wizard, Roy Bolger as Scarecrow, Bert Lahr as Lion, Jack Haley as Tin Man, and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch. It was nominated for six Academy Awards and won for best original music score and best song, “Over the Rainbow.” – Provided by Reference.com
Today, the Rutherford Institute in released statements stated that an unexpected ruling handed down today by Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, the judge dismissed the government’s case against Brandon Raub, the former Marine who was arrested by local policeand FBI agents, detained in a psychiatric ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages, and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page.
The Paulding County Republican Examiner has been following this case since Raub’sdetention.
They said that Judge Sharrett dismissed the petition for involuntary commitment on the grounds that the petition “is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”
John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute stated that Raub is expected to be released immediately.
“This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. “Brandon Raub was arrested with no warning, targeted for doing nothing more than speaking out against the government, detained against his will, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys. These are the kinds of things that take place in totalitarian societies. Today, at least, Judge Allan Sharrett proved that justice can still prevail in America.”
Guess which city?
(CNSNews.com) – Sign up or pay up. The City of Chicago is urging its employees and their eligible spouses to join the city’s “innovative wellness program,” or else pay an additional $50 a month for their health care plan.
“Our program will change lives, make our workforce healthier, and save taxpayers money,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday. “It will only work if people join, and I’m so pleased to report that we’ve had well over 22,000 employees or spouses join the program.”
Emanuel noted that another 25,000 have not yet let the city know if they plan to join; and so far, 54 employees or spouses have refused.
Chicago Lives Healthy provides free annual health screenings, physical and mental health checkups, call-ins, and “wellness activities” for employees. The city calls it the largest municipal wellness program in the world.
The first step, the sign-up period, runs through Aug. 31. Starting on Sept. 10, employees will begin their free biometric screenings (including blood work), which can be scheduled during work hours at Walgreens outlets or at a doctor’s office.
The third step is a “Well-Being Assessment” – described as “a confidential questionnaire that assesses life and environmental factors that are critical to your health, well-being and your ability to improve both.” The assessment consists of 60 questions “to get a better sense of factors that can’t be tested.” Those factors include one’s health history, mental health, stress, and “barriers to change.”
Starting in mid-October, participants will receive a “check-in call” from a disease-management company; and “wellness activities” – tailored to an individual’s needs — must be performed every month, starting Nov. 1.
They are installing a retractable roof, in time for the Democratic National Convention and Obama’s speech.