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  • First Reading On Third-Quarter GDP Up 3.0%, vs 2.5% Rise Expected

    10/27/2017 6:10:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/27/17
    The U.S. economy unexpectedly maintained a brisk pace of growth in the third quarter. An increase in inventory investment and a smaller trade deficit offset a hurricane-related slowdown in consumer spending and a decline in construction. Gross domestic product increased at a 3.0 percent annual rate in the July-September period after expanding at a 3.1 percent pace in the second quarter The U.S. economy unexpectedly maintained a brisk pace of growth in the third quarter as an increase in inventory investment and a smaller trade deficit offset a hurricane-related slowdown in consumer spending and a decline in construction. Gross domestic...
  • Meet the 30-somethings who are running our federal government.

    05/17/2016 9:17:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/17/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What exactly has birthed the Pajama Boy aristocracy — our overclass of pretentious, inexperienced, and smug 30-something masters of the universe? Prolonged adolescence? Affluence? The disappearance of physical chores and muscular labor? The collapse of traditional liberal education and the triumph of the therapeutic mindset? Disdain for or ignorance of life outside the Boston–New York–Washington corridor? Political correctness as a sort of careerist indemnity that allows one to live a sheltered and apartheid existence? The shift in collective values and status from production, agriculture, and manufacturing to government, law, finance, and media? The reinvention of the university as a social-awareness...
  • Sen. Manchin Stonewalls on Gun Control: 'Honey ... I'm Not Talking to You Anymore'

    12/18/2012 9:21:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies ^ | 12-18-2012 | Kerry Picket
    In the wake of the tragedy, Democrats are calling to pass the Assault Weapons Ban. When asked by Breitbart News, Manchin disagreed that his remarks on MSNBC show his stance on the second amendment have flipped. "I didn't change my mind on anything. I think everything is open for discussion." It should be noted that Manchin, also known for breaking campaign promises on tax hikes, may have a difficult time explaining his turnaround on guns to voters in his own state. West Virginia, a state President Obama lost in 2008 and 2012, has one of the highest rate of gun...
  • Surprise: CA Education Tax Hike Will Go to Wall Street Cronies

    11/19/2012 10:30:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    California Governor Jerry Brown hailed his signature tax-hike to fund education—known as Proposition 30—as a towering achievement that will ensure educational excellence in higher education and spare those trapped in poor and failing K-12 California public schools from budget cuts. But a new study by five UC Berkeley doctoral students titled “Swapping Our Future: How Taxpayers And Students Are Funding Risky UC Borrowing and Wall Street Profits” says that millions of dollars of the freshly raised revenues won’t go to California’s school children.
  • Prop. 30 Taxes Diverted to Wall Street, Students Get Shafted

    11/16/2012 1:07:20 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 11/16/2012 | Leighton Woodhouse
    Millions of dollars in new tax revenue earmarked for the University of California system as part of the state’s recently passed Proposition 30 will instead be routed to major financial firms, because of bad bets made by a Wall Street-influenced UC Board of Regents. Proposition 30 was passed last week by California voters in part to stem the tide of perpetual tuition hikes and the rapid decline of public higher education in the state. But because of the Regents’ predilection for gambling with student tuition money, much of that new tax revenue will be routed away from tuition relief and...
  • Under Obama: 30 Worst Months of Employment Over The Past 25 Years

    05/24/2012 5:14:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 5-23-12 | jeffrey anderson
    The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly tallies for the employment-population ratio. That stat shows something rather straightforward: Among those who are living in America and are free to pursue employment, what percentage are employed? (The bureau excludes those who are under 16 years old, are active-duty military, or are — in the bureau’s own words — “inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged),” from its tallies.) Over the past quarter of a century (a total of 300 months), dating back to May 1987 and the Reagan administration, here are the 30...
  • Say What? 30 Ben Bernanke Quotes That Are So Stupid That You Won’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

    07/13/2011 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | December, 2010 | The Economic Collapse
    Did you see Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on 60 Minutes the other night?  Bernanke portrayed the Federal Reserve as the great protector of the U.S. economy, he claimed that unemployment would be 15 percent higher if the Federal Reserve had sat back and done nothing during the financial crisis and he even started laying the groundwork for a third round of quantitative easing.  Unfortunately, 60 Minutes did not ask Bernanke any hard questions and did not challenge him on his past record.  It was almost as if they considered Bernanke to be above criticism.  But someone in the mainstream...
  • The 30-Cent Tax Premium

    04/18/2011 9:23:42 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-18-11 | Art Laffer
    In a study published last week by the Laffer Center, my colleagues Wayne Winegarden, John Childs and I estimate that these costs alone are a staggering $431 billion annually. This is a cost markup of 30 cents on every dollar paid in taxes. And this is not even a complete accounting of the costs of tax complexity.
  • "30 State Project" to get 60 conservative senators [vanity]

    09/12/2010 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies
    Forgive the vanity, but wanted to put a goal/slogan out there. Here's 30 states who have the political base to elect 60 conservative senators, and form a firewall against RINOs and liberals. 1) MT 2) ID 3) NV 4) UT 5) WY 6) CO 7) NM 8) TX 9) OK 10) TN 11) KS 12) NB 13) SD 14) ND 15) AZ 16) MO 17) AR 18) MS 19) LA 20) AL 21) GA 22) SC 23) NC 24) VA 25) WV 26) KY 27) OH 28) IN 29) FL 30) AK This cycle looks excellent for purging libs and...
  • Naked Kelly Brook posters blasted as 'deadly distraction for drivers'

    08/06/2010 7:47:37 AM PDT · by Scythian · 126 replies · 2+ views
    Safety campaigners have blasted a billboard campaign featuring stunning model Kelly Brook naked as a 'deadly distraction'. The new adverts, which show the busty brunette in nothing but a pair of Reebok trainers, have been launched this week, at busy junctions and traffic hotspots across the UK. But driving safety experts at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have slammed the 40-foot billboards, claiming Kelly's 'killer curves' are certain to cause serious or possibly even fatal accidents as excited male drivers crane their necks for a close look.
  • Michael Vick Protesters Flock to Oakland Coliseum for Eagles-Raiders Game

    10/18/2009 5:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 782+ views
    NFL Fanhouse ^ | Oct 18, 2009 | NANCY GAY
    About 30 animal rights protesters gathered outside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday, waving signs decrying dogfighting in response to Michael Vick's arrival with the Philadelphia Eagles and drawing mostly praise from Raiders fans entering the stadium. Oakland has been the happy ending for many of the animals rescued from Vick's dogfighting and gambling operation in Virginia. Ten of the dogs in Vick's pit bull collection -- the ones that could be saved and rehabilitated -- found new lives in San Francisco's East Bay, fostered and treated by the group BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls). On Sunday,...
  • iPhone 3.0 OS upgrade release Wednesday

    06/15/2009 11:51:31 PM PDT · by Niteflyr · 43 replies · 1,332+ views
    iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update The free iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update includes some great new features, as well as all the features from previous updates. iPhone OS 3.0 also lets you run the next generation of iPhone apps, like peer-to-peer games1 and more. If you’ve never updated before, now is the perfect time.
  • Serbia Won't Give Up Kosovo For EU Membership - Official

    08/13/2007 4:18:54 PM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 598+ views
    ap ^ | 8/13/07 | ap
    BELGRADE (AP)--Serbia rejects any plan to partition Kosovo, an official said Monday, stressing it would never give up the disputed province even if the cost was being denied membership in the European Union. Serb and Kosovo officials will hold the next round of talks with international envoys Aug. 30 in Vienna, Austria, as part of a 120-day effort to break the impasse over Kosovo, an ethnic Albanian negotiator said Monday. Last week, envoys from the U.S., E.U. and Russia visited the region for three days to launch the diplomatic push after Russia threatened to block a U.N.- negotiated plan to...
  • Is 20 pound for the weight like 30 pounds if a guy lifts?

    07/18/2007 5:22:46 PM PDT · by charming_harmonica · 2,522 replies · 16,860+ views
    Jul 18 2007 | Vanity
    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
  • 30% of IDF's New Officers Are Religious

    02/23/2007 4:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | February 24, 2007 | (
    The IDF has welcomed hundreds of new men and women to the ranks of combat officers with the completion of the latest combat officers' training course on Thursday. 30% of the soldiers who completed the course consider themselves religious or "traditional." The unit with the highest success rate is the Paratroopers: 97% of the paratroopers who entered the Officers' Course completed it successfully. 60% of the new officers are from the Infantry Corps (which include the paratroopers), 15% from Engineering, 8% from the tanks and another 8% from Artillery. 6% of the new officers are women.
  • U.S.-led forces kill 30 battling Shiite forces

    10/09/2006 8:54:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 639+ views
    U.S. is growing more impatient over militia power BAGHDAD — The U.S.-led coalition said it killed 30 fighters in a battle Sunday with the country's most powerful Shiite militia amid growing American impatience with the Iraqi government's inability to stop militias responsible for escalating sectarian violence. The clash was the second with the Mahdi Army in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Diwaniyah in as many months. Officials from the party of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, which heads the militia, denied any of their fighters were killed. A U.S. Abrams tank was seriously damaged when it was hit by...
  • 30 Terrorists Killed in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found, Insurgents Captured

    10/08/2006 6:15:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 846+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2006 – Iraqi and U.S. soldiers killed about 30 terrorists and detained a high-value target after an attack in Diwaniyah today, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, supported by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were conducting a combined combat patrol to detain a high-value target when their patrol was attacked with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Iraqi and coalition soldiers engaged the enemy forces and killed about 30 of the terrorists in the...
  • Convict Caught in Tenn. After 30 Years

    09/14/2006 4:43:02 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 969+ views ^ | 9 14 06 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan psychiatric facility in 1976 was back behind bars Thursday after living most of his 30 years on the run as an otherwise law-abiding family man in Tennessee, authorities said. Thomas Ball, 76, was arrested at his Nashville home Wednesday morning, Deputy U.S. Marshal Danny Shelton said. Ball had been using the name Thomas Fry and had run a storage business near Nashville for years with a woman he called his wife, Shelton said. After she died last year, he turned to the government for financial help, and that led...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party

    07/07/2006 7:39:13 AM PDT · by RDTF · 181 replies · 7,718+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 6, 2006 | Smoking Gun
    JULY 6--Rush Limbaugh was traveling with four other men--including the producers of the hit show "24"--when he was detained over a mislabeled bottle of Viagra found in his luggage during a Customs search. A Department of Homeland security passenger manifest shows that Limbaugh and his four buddies flew from the Dominican Republic on a Gulfstream IV jet owned by Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates his radio program. Limbaugh returned to Palm Beach, Florida on June 26 with Joel Surnow, "24"'s co-creator and executive producer and Howard Gordon, another of the Fox hit's executive producers (Hollywood agent Jeffrey Benson was also...
  • Michael SAVAGE (on vacation) Rick Roberts Thread

    06/26/2006 3:12:28 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 61 replies · 2,176+ views