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  • Japan’s Economy Has Entered a Terminal Phase

    02/23/2013 6:41:19 PM PST · by kanooga · 57 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | James Bailey
    After more than twenty years of economic troubles, Japan now appears to be entering a terminal phase. They are running out of options as they approach a total economic melt-down. Since their recession began with the 1990 collapse of the Nikkei stock market, the Japanese government has tried to stimulate their economy with more government spending. Unfortunately, all they have to show for it is massive sovereign debt. The promised economic recovery never happened. They have become Exhibit A in the case against socialism, proving what free market economists have said all along, government spending cannot drive economic growth. That...
  • Limbaugh ‘Ashamed’ Comment Puts Sequestration in Right Perspective, Author Says

    02/23/2013 6:40:05 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 103 replies
    Official Wire ^ | February 23, 2013 | The Right Frequency
    After more than two decades of espousing patriotism, Rush Limbaugh reached a breaking point this week declaring, “for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country.” “I’m into my 25th year,” Limbaugh said on his program Thursday addressing the sequestration debate. “I can’t tell you the number of times this has happened. This hit me yesterday. I’ve said the same things over and over for 25 years. Whether the Clinton presidency or the Obama presidency, whether it’s a Pelosi speakership or Tom Foley, it’s the same stuff. It’s the same threats. It’s the same arguments over...
  • Vanity: Is tonight's showing of Shindler's List a warning from Spielberg, or simply an observance?

    02/23/2013 6:37:39 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 30 replies
    USA network | February 23. 2013 | Righttackle44
    Is Spielberg, an ardent Democrat supporter, warning the American people by showing his outstanding film that bad things can happen to helpless populations? Or is he simply observing the 20-years since the making of a movie about the Nazi destruction of the Jewish people? There is certainly a theme in the film about an unarmed population being overtaken by a military force unafraid to shoot civilians. And so today we have military commanders who have assured Obama that they are prepared to follow illegal orders and also do this very thing. Or am I being paranoid?
  • MOVIE TRIVIA: Name the cast

    02/23/2013 6:29:58 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 33 replies
  • Battle for Syria's Aleppo airport intensifies as regime tries to reverse rebel gains

    02/23/2013 6:19:35 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2013 | AP
    BEIRUT – The battle for Syria's second-largest airport intensified on Saturday as government troops tried to reverse recent strategic gains the rebels have made in the northeast in their quest to topple President Bashar Assad. Assad's troops have been locked in a stalemate with rebels in Aleppo since July when the city, the largest in Syria, became a major battlefield in the 2-year-old conflict the United Nations says has killed at least 70,000 people. Rebels have been trying to capture the international airport for months. Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the...
  • Labor, business agree to principles on immigration

    02/23/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by haffast · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | ERICA WERNER
    Business and labor groups announced agreement Thursday on the principles of a new system to bring lower-skilled workers to the U.S, a key priority for a comprehensive immigration bill. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO reached consensus after weeks of closed-doors negotiations they were conducting at the request of Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., two of the senators involved in crafting an immigration deal on Capitol Hill. Ensuring that future workers can come to the U.S. legally is expected to be a central element of the deal, which will also address border security, employer verification...
  • McCain gets an earful on immigration in Arizona

    02/23/2013 5:57:09 PM PST · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    cbs ^ | February 20, 2013, 4:02 AM
    Arizona took center stage in the national immigration debate Tuesday as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the state's border with Mexico and Sen. John McCain defended his proposed immigration overhaul to an angry crowd in suburban Phoenix. The presence of the top officials is the latest sign that Arizona will play a prominent role in the immigration debate as President Obama looks to make it a signature issue of his second term. Napolitano toured the border near Nogales with the highest-ranking official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the incoming chairman of the Senate's homeland security committee and an...
  • Sen.John McCain says he'll meet with Obama on Tuesday to discuss immigration overhaul(McCain in Mex)

    02/23/2013 5:50:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Updated: February 22, 2013 - 7:24 PM | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    MEXICO CITY - U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday that he and other lawmakers working on an immigration overhaul will meet with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the effort to revamp the system. McCain, a member of a bipartisan group of eight senators working on a bill, said there is still significant disagreement with the president, but he is optimistic about producing legislation that includes a path to legalization for illegal immigrants. The White House could not immediately confirm the Tuesday meeting. "The president of the United States has supported our efforts. In fact we will be meeting...
  • Long Island Teen Dies Of Mysterious Illness During Disneyland School Trip

    02/23/2013 5:50:17 PM PST · by null and void · 53 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 22, 2013 7:32 PM
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — A 15-year-old boy from Long Island died of a mysterious illness while on a school trip to Disneyland. Joseph Tutaj was one of 80 students from Seaford High School’s marching band who traveled to the Southland to perform at the Anaheim theme park last week. “The first day at Disneyland he was okay. He went on Space Mountain and everything with us. Then the second day he wasn’t feeling well at all,” said band member, Michael Nicola. On Tuesday, Tutaj was at the Santa Monica Pier when he complained of a high fever. The teen was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA...
  • ObamaCare: The Neutron Bomb That Will Decimate Employment

    02/23/2013 5:50:17 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 22 February 2013 | Charles Hugh Smith
    ObamaCare will act as a neutron bomb on employment in the U.S. for two basic reasons. Longtime readers know I have repeatedly explained why healthcare, i.e. sickcare, will bankrupt the nation. Here are two of the dozens of entries I've written on sickcare: America's Hidden 8% VAT: Sickcare (May 10, 2012) Can Chronic Ill-Health Bring Down Great Nations? Yes It Can, Yes It Will (November 23, 2011) I have also explained why ObamaCare's "fixes" are simulacra reforms that don't even address the systemic costs arising from the cartel-fiefdom structure of sickcare: Why "Healthcare Reform" Is Not Reform, Part I (December...
  • NJ is directed to suspend enrollment in insurance program for people with preexisting conditions

    02/23/2013 5:47:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    Northjersey.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | LINDY WASHBURN
    New Jersey next Friday will suspend enrollment in an insurance program for people with preexisting medical conditions mandated by the new federal health care law, officials said. The state was directed to do so by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, which received limited funding from Congress to provide coverage in each of the 50 states. Without the suspension, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan would be in danger of running out of money to cover those currently enrolled, according to a message posted on the program’s website. “Those who have been considering purchasing health coverage … need to...
  • IMAX Red Flag experience

    02/23/2013 5:45:56 PM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    YT ^ | 03/02/12 | Kevin Hsu
    ....a nice short version of Red Flag operations. Super clear IMAX video photography...somewhat "fluffy", but worth the time to view
  • 3 political sisters in Pa. convicted of corruption

    02/23/2013 5:39:55 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, February 23, 2013 | Joe Mandak and Peter Jackson
    Pittsburgh (AP) — The story has more irony than a Greek tragedy. Three sisters from a devoutly Catholic family have seen their personal and political careers ruined by a scandal that began with, of all things, a letter to some nuns. Thursday's conviction of suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin along with her aide and sister, Janine Orie, on campaign corruption charges mean they might join a third sister — former state Sen. Jane Orie — in state prison. No sentencing date has been set. The former senator was sentenced last year to 2½ to 10 years for...
  • Revealed:The SAS secret mission to kill in Iraq BEFORE MPs voted to invade

    02/23/2013 5:34:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:05 EST, 23 February 2013| UPDATED:18:59 EST, 23 February 2013 | Mark Nicol
    The SAS were already fighting in Iraq on the eve of the Commons vote Soldiers were there to prevent a chemical weapons attack on Israel The SAS were involved in fierce fighting inside Iraq the day before the crucial Commons vote in 2003 that approved military action against Saddam Hussein’s regime, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today. As the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War approaches, we have uncovered a trove of documents about the secret mission, including accounts of senior Special Forces personnel. Told here for the first time, this is the story of Operation...
  • Mi'kmaq call on Canada to recognize fishing treaty

    02/23/2013 5:18:29 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    CBC ^ | February 22, 2013
    A dozen Mi'kmaq communities filed a notice of application with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Friday alleging that Canada has not met its obligation to accommodate fishing treaty rights. Membertou Chief Terry Paul says a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision found that Mi'kmaq have the right to harvest and sell fish to sustain a moderate livelihood for their families. In that case, Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Donald Marshall launched a legal challenge after being charged in 1993 with fishing eels out of season, fishing without a license and trying to sell illegally caught eels. The Supreme Court decision cited...
  • CPAC invitation calls MSNBC’s Chris Hayes ‘one of America’s leading conservative voices’

    02/23/2013 5:17:07 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | by Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was invited to participate in a CPAC panel while gay conservative group GOProud was not. The stupid, it burns. Hayes' appears to have received the same form letter as other invitees. As one of America’s leading conservative voices, your participation in CPAC 2013 will be critical in our efforts to unite and energize conservatives. But Hayes’ “leading conservative voice” is unlikely to make it to CPAC after all.
  • Florida doesn't have enough doctors for Medicaid expansion, lobby group says

    02/23/2013 5:14:40 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Kathleen Haughney
    Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor's office. Whether you're employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there's a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care. And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott's recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect next January — the FMA says that shortage will only get worse. "Florida needs more doctors and it needs more nurses, and...
  • National park cuts could hit state hard

    02/23/2013 5:07:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 22, 2013 | Peter Fimrite
    Park rangers in the Bay Area and throughout California would be laid off, interpretive programs would be cut and Yosemite's bears might end up with a perpetual trash banquet if the federal government does not find a deficit-reduction plan, according to a National Park Service document leaked this week. The lack of a long-term financial plan would mean a $1.2 trillion across-the-board cut in federal spending and a 5 percent hit to the budgets of the 398 national parks, including Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. The cuts would be necessary in...
  • Man charged for helping wife commit suicide

    02/23/2013 5:06:43 PM PST · by Abathar · 14 replies
    Fox59 News ^ | Feb. 23, 2013 | Joe LePage
    A man charged with aiding his wife’s suicide says he never wanted her dead. He said he tried to take back the noose he gave her when they were fighting but investigators are not buying it. Nick Ellis made the noose his wife used to hang herself, but he said he never thought she would use it. “I, in no way, assisted my wife with killing herself,” said Ellis. “Now, I am sitting in jail because of this.” Police said he helped his wife, Jessica, do just that. “I have never seen anything like this and we have never charged...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE POWER OF LOVE ~ 24 February 2012

    02/23/2013 4:59:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE POWER OF LOVE What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. This story will keep you singing! Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. Karen and her spouse found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael would sing to his sister in Mommy's...