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  • Taxing the Poor (Sowell on inflation)

    12/10/2012 11:58:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 11, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the marginal tax rate on someone living in poverty can sometimes be higher than the marginal tax rate on millionaires. While it is true that nearly half the households in the country pay no income tax at all, the apparently simple word "tax" has many complications that can be a challenge for even professional economists to untangle. If you define a tax as only those things that the government chooses to call a tax, you get a radically different picture from what...
  • Hillary Clinton: Iran ‘Exports Terrorism’ to Mexico

    12/10/2012 11:41:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Penny Starr
    Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 30, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Iran “exports terrorism” in a global fashion that “stretches from Mexico to Thailand. “We already know very well that the Iranian regime already exports terrorism, not only to Israel’s doorstep, but across the world,” Clinton said. “If we had a map I could put up there, I could show you what we track and plot on that map.” …
  • Swiss Guns

    12/10/2012 11:39:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies ^ | 6 December, 2001 | na
    So let's take a step back, and look at Switzerland's unique gun laws and culture. "While traveling around Switzerland on Sundays, everywhere one hears gunfire, but a peaceful gunfire: this is the Swiss practicing their favorite sport, their national sport. They are doing their obligatory shooting, or practicing for the regional, Cantonal or federal shooting festivals, as their ancestors did it with the musket, the arquebus or the crossbow. Everywhere, one meets urbanites and country people, rifle to the shoulder, causing foreigners to exclaim: 'You are having a revolution!'" These words were written by General Henri Guisan, commander in chief...
  • Pastor John MacArthur: Democrats ‘Adopted The Sins of Romans 1 As Their Platform’

    12/10/2012 11:34:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jon Street
    Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said that the Democratic Party has “adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform." “And as you know,” MacArthur told his Southern California congregation on Sept. 30, “I’m not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality.” …
  • Now We Know How NBA Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson Managed To Go Broke

    12/10/2012 11:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    It's been less than a year since we learned former NBA star Allen Iverson was broke, despite a $150 million career. Now we know why. TMZ has obtained court documents from Iverson's ongoing divorce proceedings that clearly show a man drowning in debt. Though he still earns $750,000 per year, Iverson is bleeding an estimated $360,000 each month. About a third of his debt is owed to creditors –– his bank account was seized last year when he couldn't come up with $860,000 he owed to a jeweler –– and another chunk goes to his mortgages. But there are a...
  • Jamie Foxx on 'SNL' - 'Great' to Kill White People in New Movie

    12/10/2012 11:25:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 9, 2012 | Staff
    Jamie Foxx used his opening monologue on last night's edition of "Saturday Night Live" to assure us that "black is in." Foxx, who recently told an awards show crowd that President Barack Obama is "our Lord and Savior," employed his "SNL" pulpit to riff on how cool it is to be black right now. “Black is in,” the Oscar winner said, offering as proof that the NBA’s Nets moved to Brooklyn. “How black is that?” he asked. He went on to talk about his upcoming role in Quentin Tarantino’s "Django Unchained."“I play a slave. How black is that?” He asked....
  • DC lottery contract is subject of federal probe

    12/10/2012 11:20:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 10, 2012 | BEN NUCKOLS | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about corruption in a city government already beleaguered by criminal prosecutions. Although no one has yet been charged in the lottery probe, authorities are looking for evidence of crimes including bribery and illegal steering of contracts, and numerous officials are under scrutiny, according to several people familiar with the probe. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they've been instructed not to impede the ongoing investigation. Regardless of the outcome of...
  • RFK Jr. Slams “Right-Wing Control of American Media”

    12/10/2012 11:13:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and environmental activist, told the Huffington Post that the “right-wing” controls the media in the United States and as a result has “divided our country” in a way not seen since the Civil War. … “95 percent of talk radio in our country is right-wing,” he said. “And you need—according to Pew [Research Center] survey—and so you have whole sections of our country that’s what they are hearing from when they wake up in the morning to when they go to bed at night. Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is...
  • The Tea Party Heads to Washington

    12/10/2012 11:08:56 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 10, 2012 | Todd Cefaratti
    Americans deserve better. The Tea Party heads to Washington this week to make our voices heard and to submit the 150,000+ petitions to conservative leaders in Congress, demanding that there be no tax increases as a part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • Police seek identity of man who fell from sky

    12/10/2012 11:07:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Police seek identity of man who fell from sky LONDON — Police believe he was from Africa, probably from Angola, but they don't know his identity. The mystery began in September when residents of a suburban street in the Mortlake neighborhood of West London woke up on a quiet Sunday morning to find the crumpled body of a black man on the sidewalk of Portman Avenue, near a convenience store, an upscale lingerie shop and a storefront offering Chinese medical cures. Detectives believed at first the man was a murder victim and cordoned off the area. Within a day, however,...
  • Actor Depardieu bids ‘adieu’ to France to avoid taxes

    12/10/2012 11:05:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    French cinema's leading man Gérard Depardieu has set up his home in a Belgian town straddling the French border to avoid paying taxes in his home country, a local mayor has confirmed.
  • My New Favorite Store . . . . Plus, Christmas Game Recommendations

    12/10/2012 11:04:11 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 36 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | December 10, 2012 | Warren Meyer
    My New Favorite Store, and I Haven't Even Been There. Plus, Christmas Game Recommendations In my high school days, I used to play a lot of wargames from Avalon Hill and SPI. I once spent an entire summer playing one game of War in Europe, which had a 42-square-foot map of Europe and 3500 or so pieces. Each turn was one week, so it was literally a full time job getting through it in a couple of months.All that is to say I spent a lot of time hanging out at game stores, particularly Nan's in Houston (a great game...
  • Unemployment Rate for Government Workers Half that of Private Sector

    12/10/2012 11:04:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    While the national rate of unemployment for private sector workers exceeds 8%, the rate for government workers is under 4%. US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis argued that “this is just one more piece of evidence bolstering the President’s economic plan.” “The President’s critics are fond of alleging that a tax increase will hurt the economy,” Solis said. “But let’s take President Obama’s advice and ‘look at the numbers.’ The private sector appears to be relatively inefficient when it comes to job creation. Despite being allowed to keep more than half of the money they earn, private sector businesses still...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker: $80.4B Food Stamp Program ‘Not a Government Handout’

    12/10/2012 11:00:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker says the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), which spent $80.4 billion in fiscal 2012, is “not a government handout.” “I hope and understand that people are getting a better recognition that this is a program that really helps America, helps families in need,” Booker said on Friday, while describing his fourth day of living on a SNAP budget. "It’s not a government handout,” he said. “If anything, it’s a safety net that helps people through difficult times and bridges them towards stability.” …
  • The Comical Floundering of the GOP

    12/10/2012 10:59:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | December 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see where John Boehner and Obama met at the White House face-to-face for the first time in 23 days? I wonder if Boehner had to wear one of those cheesy name tags. "Hi, I'm John Boehner, Speaker of the House." It's been so long since he's been there. No word on whether Boehner took a white flag with him or not. Well, what can you say here, folks? Fiscal cliff negotiations proving once again that Obama is never worried about trying to fix the problem. All he's trying to do is fix the blame. Now,...
  • The American Geophysical Union and Climate Hysteria

    12/10/2012 10:57:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2012 | Norman Rogers
    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an important scientific society. It includes many earth science disciplines and publishes numerous journals. Unfortunately the organization has been co-opted by global warming extremists. The great majority of the scientists who study the Earth's climate don't have an extremist position on climate change. However, true believers of the "imminent catastrophe" school tend to be activists. These are the people who stay to the end of every meeting, get appointed to committees, and generally punch above their weight in organization politics. The true believers don't waver in the face of contradictory facts or data. For...
  • Rudolph The Progressive-Nosed Reindeer

    12/10/2012 10:55:44 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Intel report: US will no longer be sole superpower by 2030

    12/10/2012 10:54:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2012 | Rick Moran
    The report, issued by the National Intelligence Council, talks of "inevitable" decline as a large reason for the shift. A new report by the intelligence community projects that the United States will no longer be the world's only superpower by 2030."In terms of the indices of overall power - GDP, population size, military spending and technological investment - Asia will surpass North America and Europe combined," the report concludes."Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds" - prepared by the office of the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - projects that the "unipolar" world that emerged...
  • Report: Managers at Fannie, Freddie earned $200K

    12/10/2012 10:52:07 AM PST · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 12/10/2012 | Associated Press
    A government report finds median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two mortgage giants, also did an inadequate job monitoring pay, according to the report released Monday from the inspector general for the FHFA. The median figure means that half the managers received salaries above $200,000 and half received less. Compensation for senior managers at the companies cost about $455 million in 2011, according to the report. Taxpayers so far have paid roughly $170 billion to rescue Fannie and Freddie, which...
  • PPP Poll: Stephen Colbert tops SC voters' Senate wish list

    12/10/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Nikki Haley is one of the most unpopular Governors in the country. Only 42% of voters approve of the job she's doing to 49% who disapprove. Out of 43 sitting Governors PPP has polled on, that ranks her 35th in popularity. Haley has pretty solid numbers within her own party. 70% of Republicans approve of the job she's doing to 22% who disapprove. But with Democrats (15/78 approval) and independents (28/57) her numbers are pretty woeful. There is a path back to popularity for Haley though: appointing Stephen Colbert to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate. Colbert tops the wish...