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  • Which Former President Does Barack Obama Most Resemble?

    06/15/2012 6:34:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/15/2012 | Roger Simon
    Now that we are deep into a presidential election year that promises to be a referendum on the direction of our nation, possibly even of the world, it seems appropriate to examine similarities between our current president and past presidents to see what that reveals. Which former president most closely resembles Barack Obama? I have my theory. You may feel differently. Whoever the choice may be, the discussion of the subject may tell us important things about what we should be looking for in leadership. The conventional wisdom, especially on the right, is that of all past presidents Barack Obama...
  • With Power Plant Offline, California Scrambles to Avoid Blackouts

    06/15/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT · by mykroar · 36 replies ^ | 6/15/2012 | Reuters
    California officials responsible for the state's electric grid are scrambling to avoid blackouts in southern California this summer following news that a major nuclear power plant will be offline indefinitely. The effort to avoid a repeat of the costly power outages that plagued the state in 2000 and 2001 includes bringing old plants back online, commissioning new transmission lines and activating a multipronged emergency response system to cut power demand at peak times. "We're not forecasting blackouts, but during very hot periods, either a very hot day or an extended heat wave, there are going to be challenges in southern...
  • Are Nokia and RIM Headed for Ruin?

    06/15/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/2012 | Jeff Macke
    In an announcement falling somewhere between a suicide note and an expression of optimism for the future Finnish cell-phone has-been, Nokia (NOK) announced yesterday that it would be laying off 10,000 employees between now and the end of 2013. Obviously the negative part was the plan to lay-off nearly 20% of its existing work-force. The upside was that Nokia seems to truly believe the company will exist as a freestanding concern in 18 months. Unwilling to see the glass as anything but half-empty, Wall Street sent NOK shares down 16% Wednesday. Nokia shareholders should be used to such pain by...
  • J Street Undercuts Obama’s Policy on Iran

    06/15/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 15, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    J Street Undercuts Obama’s Policy on Iran By Alan Dershowitz President Barack Obama recently invited me to the Oval Office for a discussion about Iran. The president reiterated to me in private what he had previously said in public: namely, that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons; that containment of a nuclear Iran was not an option; that sanctions and diplomatic pressures would be applied and increased first; but that, as a last recourse, the military option would not be taken off the table. What the president said is now the official American policy with regard to...
  • Obama's Ludicrous Self- Portrait as a Budget Hawk

    06/15/2012 6:24:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 15, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I saw it with my own eyes on a video clip that Sean Hannity played. At a speech in Baltimore, President Obama laughingly dismissed the notion that he is responsible for our nation's current spending orgy. Seriously. Sporting a wide grin, Obama said, "I love listening to these guys give us lectures about debt and deficits." He must think this subject is a real knee-slapper. He continued: "I inherited a trillion-dollar deficit. We had a surplus; they turned it into a deficit, built in a structural deficit that extends for decades. ... We signed $2 trillion in spending cuts into...
  • Microsoft will announce 'something big' on Monday... will it be a Windows tablet..

    06/15/2012 6:22:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    Speculation is rising that Microsoft will formally introduce the Windows Tablet next Monday - with the tech giant holding a mysterious event in San Francisco. AllThingsD, a respected tech site, say sources have told them that this is a tablet event, introducing the software and the first apps which will run on the system. Early models of Windows tablets have been spotted at tech shows in Japan, with Acer among the manufacturers building the hardware. It will be big news If Microsoft reveals an in-house tablet - one manufactured by Microsoft itself or perhaps by its latest bedfellow Nokia -...
  • Bible-college student’s pocketknife spoils trip to New York City

    06/15/2012 6:21:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Jeb Phillips
    He has completed the community service, and he has paid the fine. Because of the way that Clayton Baltzer sees the world, he believes this must be part of God’s plan. Still, the Grove City High School graduate now has a New York weapons charge on his record. Baltzer, 19, is a Bible-college student — a camping-ministry major — and took his pocketknife to New York City on a field trip. He did not know about New York’s strict knife laws. He now has some fame among knife-rights advocates because of what happened to him. “I have never been in...
  • 23% of small business owners went a year without a paycheck.

    06/15/2012 6:17:30 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Barack Obama has said the private sector is doing fine. Tell that to small business owners; a new survey by Citigroup shows that 23% of small business owners have gone more than a year without pay. The study also says that 54% of them have gone without at least one paycheck; 38% of them said their employees had worked overtime without being compensated; and 18% of them had been unable to make a paycheck for their employees at least once. During recent years, 78% of the owners have taken less profit, 70% have been working more hours, and 69% have...
  • Philadelphia takes title of bed bug capital of the U.S...

    06/15/2012 6:16:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    Philadelphia is the most bed bug infested city in the U.S. according to a new report, knocking New York City's two-year reign at the top. The 'City of Brotherly Love' jumped four places to number one this year according to the annual ranking by pest control company Terminix, reporting the highest service calls and confirmed cases in the country. New York has fallen to third place with Cincinnati keeping its second place title for the second year going.
  • GHEI: The Poorer Middle Class. Obsession with Income Redistribution is Destroying U.S. Productivity

    06/15/2012 6:12:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nita Ghei
    Obsession with income redistribution is destroying U.S. productivity President Obama’s re-election prospects dim by the day. When it comes to all-important pocketbook issues, Americans quite simply are worse off now than they were when this administration moved into the White House. The Federal Reserve released its latest “Survey of Consumer Finance” on Tuesday, which confirmed widely held sentiment with hard data: Americans are poorer today than they were in 2007, when the Great Recession hit. The difference between now and then is massive. The median household saw almost 39 percent of its wealth evaporate, and real income (that is, the...
  • Is this the hand of John the Baptist?...

    06/15/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2012 | Chris Brooke
    When archaeologists claimed to have found the bones of John the Baptist amid the ruins of an ancient Bulgarian monastery experts were understandably sceptical. But carbon dating tests carried out at Oxford University have provided scientific evidence to support the extraordinary claim. A knucklebone has been dated to the 1st Century AD - a time when the revered Jewish prophet is believed to have lived.
  • New Mexico Courts Stomp Religious Freedom – Order Christian Couple to Pay Gay Fine

    06/15/2012 6:08:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15,2012 | Rachel Pulaski
    As reported here in 2008, The New Mexico Human Rights Court sentenced Christian photographer Elaine Huguenin, owner of Elane Photography, a fine of $6,637.94 for refusing to photograph a gay commitment ceremony. Recently, the New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld the ruling. The court ruled against Elaine’s claim to protection under New Mexico’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act as well as her claim to the “free exercise” clause protected by the First Amendment. National Review reported: “I felt like Atticus Finch,” Jordan Lorence, the Huguenins’ attorney, told NRO. “There is so clearly an injustice here.” Lorence is a lawyer for the...
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Has 'Run Out of Things to Say'

    06/15/2012 6:03:23 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 15 replies
    Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson says President Barack Obama no longer has anything to offer the American people except a rewrite of history, which has put his re-election campaign “between a rock and hard place.” “For the last three-and-a-half years, he has been demonstrating he doesn’t understand the economy and what to do about it,” Thompson told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thursday night. “They came in very convinced that Keynesian economics would bail them out. They were very brash about what they thought the unemployment percentage would be, after their policies were instituted. “Dead wrong about that — dead...
  • ..The moment Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson walked off set after co-anchor's sexist comment

    06/15/2012 6:02:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2012 | Staff
    Gretchen Carlson walked off the set of 'Fox and Friends' today after her co-cost Brian Kilmeade made a sexist comment. Having just watched a segment on the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters presented by third host Steve Doocy, he ended by informing the audience that the group was all-male until 1980. Amused by that fact, Kilmeade joked, 'Women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now. It's out of control.'
  • Corruptocrat Eric Holder's GOP Enablers

    06/15/2012 6:02:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/15/2012 | Michelle Malki
    While calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric "Stonewall" Holder's resignation grow and the House GOP gears up for a contempt vote next week, it's worth remembering how we got into this mess. In two words: feckless bipartisanship. "I like Barack Obama and want to help him if I can." That was Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch in January 2009, just weeks before the Senate voted on President Obama's attorney general nominee, Eric Holder. Right out of the gate, upon Obama's election in November 2008, Hatch signaled that he would greenlight the administration's top law enforcer. "I start with the premise...

    06/15/2012 6:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Breitbartt Big Government ^ | June 14,2012 | JOHN SEXTON
    In April, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed disheartening consequences for America's energy policy at a think-tank event in Washington. Asked about President Obama's decision to put off a decision on the construction of the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline, Harper explained that it would permanently alter Canadian energy policy. Now fast forward a couple months, and the New York Times is reporting this: While Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister of natural resources, said in an interview that the United States would remain Canada’s “most important customer,” billions of barrels of oil that would have been refined and used in the United...
  • Vatican Diary / The "who's who" of the deposed bishops

    06/15/2012 6:02:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Chiesa ^ | June 14, 2012 | Sandro Magister
    hat is, forced by the pope to leave their posts for immoral acts, administrative faults, or other serious violations. They number in the dozens. Their names have disappeared from the Annuario Pontificio. Here they are VATICAN CITY, June 15, 2012 – The old-timers of the curia remember a quip that one cardinal loved to repeat: "Among the apostles one out of twelve betrayed, and today among the successors of the apostles the average is certainly no better." Today, without counting the other Christian denominations, the Catholic bishops who are the heirs of the apostles number about 5200, and so by...
  • .Obama jets out of (NY).short trip to the World Trade Center means TAXPAYERS must pick up the check

    06/15/2012 5:59:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2012 | Hugo Gye and Louise Boyle
    President Barack Obama brought Manhattan to a standstill last night as he held two star-studded fundraising events at exclusive addresses in the city - raising a total of $4.5 million. However, the President's re-election campaign will not have to pay the full cost of his jaunt to the Big Apple, because he combined the trip with an official event which will be charged to the taxpayer. Before the fundraisers, one at actress Sarah Jessica Parker's house and one at the five-star Plaza Hotel, Mr Obama scheduled a visit to the World Trade Center site.
  • What A Fluke: Even CNN Agrees Young People Lack Opportunity

    06/15/2012 5:56:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/14/2012 | Celia Bigelow
    “[T]his is the best time for employment opportunities for young college graduates since this recession started,” activist Sandra Fluke told CNN today. Fluke’s lofty statement on CNN this morning is a complete slap in the face to recent college graduates struggling in this stagnant economy. In fact, young people have suffered the most out of any other demographic from this economic downturn. There are no opportunities for my generation - America is in the midst of a Great Youth Depression. The key reason is that businesses aren’t hiring. A massive amount of bureaucratic red tape has strangled business expansion and...
  • Obama to Hold Fundraiser [News campaigns for BO: details prices, perks, etc. for viewers]

    06/15/2012 5:55:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    wsvn ^ | 6/14/12 | Obamugabe Media Fan
    ...Obama will soon make another South Florida stop.
  • Disgusting Michigan Female Democrat Lisa Brown's Dishonest and Vulgar Mouth

    06/15/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT · by jenk · 21 replies ^ | 6/14/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Lisa Brown, a Democrat from West Bloomfield, made an ass of herself yesterday during the debate in the House over changes in abortion regulations. Presumably upset because the Michigan Republican Party is trying to lessen the number of abortions in the state, Brown took to the floor and said that prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks goes against Jewish beliefs that abortions are allowable, and mandatory, if necessary to save the life of the mother -- at any stage of gestation. What Brown did not point out is that the bill would allow for abortions to save the life of the...
  • Compassion – Killer of Society?

    06/15/2012 5:53:24 AM PDT · by arthurus · 3 replies
    Casey Research ^ | June 14, 2012 | Rex Van Schalkwyk
    In politics, it is the idea that counts. So also in philosophy, pop music, pedantry and philanthropy. The idea is everything. And between the idea and the reality, there lies that vast uncharted terrain of promises unfulfilled, of lies and deceit and of naked hypocrisy, all of which account for the failure of the public discourse and of public life. In short, this self-inflicted deception accounts for the failure of society.
  • Obama's "Reframing" Speech Was a Replay

    06/15/2012 5:49:35 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 6/15/12 | Gabriel Malor knocks one out of the park, playing clips of Obama's Major New Reframing Address on the Economy against his identical speech at the National Press Club two weeks ago.
  • The Kennedys are the Kennedys, Scott Brown

    06/15/2012 5:45:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies ^ | 15 june 2012 | Howie Carr
    Take it for what’s it’s worth, Scott Brown, because after all I’m addressing you in the Herald, and “the Boston Herald is the Boston Herald,” as Granny Warren, the Native American emeritus, said yesterday on MSNBC (where else?). But here at the Boston Herald, that is the Boston Herald, I’m telling you, Scott, don’t even think about another debate at the Ted Kennedy All-You-Can-Drink Happy Hour Institute. Tom Brokaw? Yeah, he’s “respected” all right. By moonbats. Forget the exploding trucks of yesteryear, let’s look at what his alma mater NBC did just this week, and by NBC, I also mean...
  • Sandra Fluke & Van Jones headline at Socialist Group's summit next week

    06/15/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 20 replies
    At Take Back the American Dream, Van Jones, Paul Krugman, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ai-jen Poo, Sandra Fluke, Gov. Howard Dean, Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, Katrina vanden Heuvel and many more will share ideas and forge the strategy to make sure that the 99% is heard.
  • Newlywed Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan

    06/15/2012 5:38:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-15-12 | Sarah Horner and Elizabeth Mohr
    Three months after Taylor J. Baune married his high school sweetheart, the 21-year-old Marine corporal from Andover has been killed in Afghanistan. "I am trying to hang in there," his wife, Colleen Baune, said Thursday, June 14, from her home in San Diego after learning of his death. "I think everyone is still in shock." The military said Baune was killed Wednesday during a combat operation in Helmand province. His wife, 20, said he died in a roadside bomb explosion while on foot patrol. Her husband became the 2,000th American to die in the U.S. war against the Taliban in...
  • Former 173rd commander handed reprimand, $300,000 fine

    06/15/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT · by SLB · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nancy Montgomery
    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Col. James Johnson, convicted of fraud, bigamy, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, was sentenced Thursday to a reprimand and a $300,000 fine. The court-martial panel also imposed a sentence of five years’ confinement if Johnson, the former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, fails to pay the fine. He was not dismissed from the service and was not sentenced to forfeit his pay and allowances. His convictions all had to do with an affair he had with an Iraqi woman he met while deployed and his efforts to help her family. Thursday’s...
  • Five Annoying Types Of Republicans

    06/15/2012 5:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | June 15, 2012 | John Hawkins
    The mainstream media is awash with criticism of Republicans, but it always denounces the wrong people. If you listen to the media, you'd think the GOP is being wrecked by people like Jim DeMint, Allen West, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party. In other words, the real problem with the Republican Party is supposed to be the responsible conservatives who put their country first, want to keep us from going broke, and actually represent the people who elected them. Wrong answer, buddy. You want to know the types of Republicans that are hurting the GOP? 1) The Sell Outs:...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 24, June 15, 2012

    06/15/2012 5:33:15 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 64 replies
    Free Republic | Red_Devil 232
    Weekly Gardening Thread Good morning gardeners. JustaDumbBlonde has been very busy lately and asked me to post this weeks thread for her. She felt bad about not being able to respond to posts on last weeks thread. I hope all of your gardens are doing well. My little 6 x 6 raised bed tomato patch is coming along fine. It has benefited from a couple of good rain showers in the last couple of weeks. "> This picture was taken at about 3:30 pm yesterday. The shade starts moving on to the tomato patch at about 3 pm and...
  • Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser

    06/15/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/14/2012 | Twitchy
    Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller At the 4-story brownstone that is the home of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Brokerick, Pres Obama addressed 50 ppl paying $40K per. 14 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported from the glitzy $40,000 a person Obama fundraiser at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Yes, you read that right, $40,000 each.  Ponder that as you read this next tweet: Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller Pres Obama said he knows there are "still a lot of people hurting...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, June 15, 2012 - Naif

    06/15/2012 5:29:41 AM PDT · by tioga · 44 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. Naif (see pronunciation at site) Noun a naive or inexperienced person Adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life" Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes on.... Review...

    06/15/2012 5:26:18 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 69 replies
    50 Things Dads Say: You'd better change your tune pretty quick or you're out of here.I mean it.Is that understood?Don't shake your head at me.I can't hear your head rattle.Don't mumble.You act like the world owes you a living.You've got a chip on your shoulder.You're not going anywhere looking like that.You're crazy if you think you are.If you think you are, just try me.I don't know what's wrong with you.Other kids don't pull stuff like that.I wasn't like that.What kind of an example do you think you are for you brothers and sisters?Stand up straight.Don't slouch.Would you like a...
  • GOP Giving Way to Complacency, Reluctance

    06/15/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/12/2012 | Jack McHugh
    The weekly roll call report that just went out to newspapers all over the state contains suggestions that the reform momentum generated by the 2010 election may be giving way to complacency and a reluctance to rock the government establishment's well-appointed yacht. The report wasn’t all bad, because it also cites passage of a bill allowing parents whose children are in a failing public school to convert it into a charter school, another advancing the date of a modest state income tax cut, some modest property rights reforms for sand dune construction regulations, and several other pro-freedom items. But...
  • LIberal Nostalgia for the Good Ol' Days of Conservatism

    06/15/2012 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | June 15, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    My daughter learned a neat rhetorical trick to avoid eating things she doesn't like. "Daddy, I actually really like spinach, it's just that this spinach tastes different." Democrats and the journalists who love them play a similar game with Republicans and conservatives. "Oh, I have lots of respect for conservatives," goes the typical line, "but the conservatives we're being served today are just so different. Why can't we have Republicans and conservatives like we used to?" Q: What kind of Republicans are extremists, racists, ideologues, pyschopaths, radicals, weirdos, hicks, idiots, elitists, prudes, potato chip double-dippers and meanies? A: Today's Republicans....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/15/12)[Prayer]

    06/15/2012 5:18:47 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scrip[tures | 6/15/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 43 1. But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 3. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of...
  • Exclusive: Arrested spy compromised China's U.S. espionage network: sources

    06/15/2012 5:06:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/15/12
    Exclusive: Arrested spy compromised China's U.S. espionage network: sources (Reuters) - A Chinese state-security official arrested this year on allegations of spying for Washington is suspected to have compromised some of China's U.S. agents in a major setback that angered President Hu Jintao, sources said. Hu personally intervened this year, ordering an investigation into the case after the Ministry of State Security arrested one of its own officials for passing information to the Americans, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The official, an aide to a vice minister, was taken into custody sometime between January and March...
  • Obama's "Reset" Campaign Speech Turns Out to Be Just a Lousy Summer Rerun

    06/15/2012 5:01:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/14/2012 | IBD Staff
    What a letdown for those pinning hopes on President Obama's "major" campaign speech Thursday. Nothing but recycled lines, cliches, dreary policy details and a campaign message that didn't sell before.
  • Revolt in the Ranks Dissent in the armed forces is a patriotic tradition

    06/15/2012 4:59:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Chris Bray
    On a September afternoon in the peacetime year of 1821, a regiment of Rhode Island militia completed its annual review and prepared to go home. Suddenly the regiment’s parade field in Providence became the scene of a spontaneous military riot. In a confrontation that exploded over the space of a few minutes, the regimental commander was arrested and men in the ranks shouted for fellow militiamen to “fix bayonets” and resist orders by force. Ordered to take command in place of his arrested colonel, the senior battalion commander instead marched his men off the field, breaking the regiment apart to...
  • The new American Helots

    06/15/2012 4:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 15, 2012 | David Hanson
    Ancient Sparta turned its conquered neighbors into indentured serfs -- half free, half slave. The resulting Helot underclass produced the food of the Spartan state, freeing Sparta's elite males to train for war and the duties of citizenship. Over the last few decades, we've created our modern version of these Helots -- millions of indebted young Americans with little prospect of finding permanent well-paying work, servicing their enormous college debts or reaping commensurate financial returns on their costly educations. Student-loan debts now average about $25,000 per graduating senior. But the percentage of youths 16 to 24 who are working (about...

    06/15/2012 4:52:48 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 6/15/42 | W.H. Lawrence, Lansing Warren, Ralph Parker, Joseph M. Levy, Stanley Johnston, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Grassley to Holder: Prove claim about Bush-era gun probe

    06/15/2012 4:49:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Jerry Seper
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee challenged Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday to “produce any evidence” proving his claim that a prior attorney general knew about a gunrunning investigation during the Bush administration or apologize “if no such evidence is available.” Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the challenge in response to Mr. Holder’s Senate appearance this week during a hearing on the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation when he testified that Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey was aware of and remained silent about a similar operation known as Wide Receiver, during which he said...
  • Obama fights the cancer of economic growth

    06/15/2012 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/15/12 | David Cohen
    I have to admit, I had never understood President Obama’s economic policies. If he had wanted to promote economic growth, why would he oppose the Keystone pipeline project? Why would he discourage job-creating investment by vowing to raise taxes on those who invest? Why would he burden employers ... (snip) No, I had never understood President Obama’s economic policies. Until now. At the Netroots Conference in Rhode Island this past weekend, a gathering of President Obama’s most fervent core supporters discussed the concept of economic growth. One such Obama supporter, featured panelist Colin Mulcher, shed light on the subject: “I...
  • MILLER: D.C. cover-up after abusing veteran

    06/15/2012 4:43:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Army 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan learned the hard way that the District of Columbia doesn’t believe it has to abide by the Constitution like the 50 states do. For nearly 40 years, the nation’s capital completely ignored the Second Amendment. (This is the final part of a four-part series. Click here to read part one.) On Feb. 3, 2010, the Metropolitan Police Department also didn’t give much thought to the Fourth Amendment right of Americans to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. The department’s SWAT team blew through due process and into the home of Sgt. Corrigan without a...
  • Man Calls 911 Over Sandwich Order (Where's the Cheese?)

    06/15/2012 4:43:36 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 20 replies
    NBC CT ^ | June 15, 2012 | LeAnne Gendreau
    A Connecticut man knows how he likes his sandwich, and so does the 911 dispatcher who took his call on Wednesday afternoon complaining about how it was made. “I specifically asked for little turkey, and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise and they are giving me a hard time. I wonder if you can stop by and just …” he said when he called 911 from Greatful Deli in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Obama shifts from grit to glitz in election-year contrast ($40K/head to celebrate the middle class)

    06/15/2012 4:41:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 06/15/2012 | Laura MacInnis
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Talk about a venue change. Fresh from giving an economic speech in America's industrial Rust Belt, President Barack Obama headlined big-dollar campaign fundraisers at the home of "Sex and the City" actress Sarah Jessica Parker and in a landmark New York hotel. Obama has shaped his re-election message around appealing to middle-class voters, many of whom continue to struggle to find work and afford their homes years after economic recession hit. But the Democratic president, like his Republican opponent and candidates before them, is also targeting wealthy supporters to help fill his campaign coffers as he...
  • (Alt title) Obama Desperately Needs A Plan

    06/15/2012 4:41:34 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6-14-2012 | Dana Milbank
    I had high hopes for President Obama’s speech on the economy. But instead of going to Ohio on Thursday with a compelling plan for the future, the president gave Americans a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy. (snip) Fallacy first. ... Obama said. “What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take.... He’s right about the stalemate. But he’s absolutely wrong that November offers an opportunity to break it. ... The way to break the stalemate is through compromise, not conquest. And that leads to the falsehood. Despite his claim...
  • Hollywood Still Hates Bush-Cheney

    06/15/2012 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama keeps desperately pounding the entertainment industry's ATMs in Hollywood and Manhattan, while our manufacturers of make-believe have absolutely refused to expel their vicious hatred of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. You wonder if, on any level, Obama is upset or chagrined or even embarrassed. Two examples have shown their ugly heads -- one of them severed. HBO -- with Bill Maher as the face of their political analysis is a global leader in burning Bush-Cheney hatred -- expressed surprise and embarrassment when it was discovered their violence-drenched series "Game of Thrones" included a scene with a model...
  • EPA is set to announce tougher soot standards

    06/15/2012 4:39:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 15, 2012 | By Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency will announce a proposal Friday to tighten the nation's soot standards, a move that could help deliver major health benefits by the end of the decade but force some oil refiners, manufacturers, and other operations to invest in pollution-abatement upgrades. Industry officials and environmentalists said the proposal, which will be made final by mid-December, would have far-reaching implications for both the U.S. economy and public health.
  • Secrets Revealed (More evidence arises that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery)

    06/15/2012 4:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/15/2012 | Nick Chase
    In my first American Thinker article on the Obama long-form birth-certificate forgery, "Oblivious to the Obvious," published on April 10, I wrote: We start with the known facts: that (1) the "birth certificate" is fake, and (2) the president has said it's his birth certificate. It is up to researchers to work backward from the known facts to establish why the president was unable or unwilling to release a genuine one. On May 22, the Hawaii Department of Health sent a "Verification of Birth" for Barack Obama to Ken Bennett, Arizona secretary of state (shown in Figure VB), with sufficient...
  • DISHONEST HUMANITARIANISM? The invalid assumptions behind the United Nations’ small arms control

    06/15/2012 4:37:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 2012 | Jeff Moran
    Introduction by Philip Watson The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is mired in controversy, rumor, and misinformation among both gun-rights activists and anti-gun crusaders. Jeff Moran of TSM WorldWide has been monitoring this situation along with several other groups including the Second Amendment Foundation and the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR). In “Dishonest Humanitarianism? The invalid assumptions behind the United Nations’ small arms control initiatives,” Moran cites numerous examples of propaganda used by the supporters of the anti-gun treaty. Moran details the specifics of the ATT, and invalidates the generalizations associated with global small...