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  • Turkey's Military Is a Catalyst for Reform (In Light Of Martial Law Being Declared In Turkey)

    07/15/2016 5:55:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | 2009 | by David Capezza
    Analysts generally consider military influence in politics and society to be a critical impediment to the development of democratic political and civil rights and freedoms. According to Freedom House, for example, greater military involvement in government politics decreases civil liberties and political rights in any given country; this infringes on a government's ability to develop democracy. Turkey may be an exception. The military has deep roots in society, and its influence predates the founding of the republic. But rather than hinder democratization, Turkey's military remains an important component in the checks and balances that protect Turkish democracy. Herein lies...
  • Scott Walker says Madison school district (Mary Burke's) is only one to ignore Act 10

    09/11/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | 9-11-14 | PolitiFact
    Mary Burke’s position as a member of the Madison Metropolitan School District board has played a minimal role in the governor’s race so far. Gov. Scott Walker tried to change that Sept. 3, 2014, calling on Burke and the board to find savings by using his signature Act 10, which dramatically curtailed collective bargaining for most public employees, including those of the district. In a campaign news release, Walker said Madison "will be the only school district left in the state out of 424 to ignore the law and not take advantage of Governor Walker’s reforms into the 2015-16 school...
  • Bacon Is Good for You

    05/04/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-4-14 | Peter Wilson
    Those who love rib-eye steaks and double-cream Brie will feel better about their guilty pleasures after reading Nina Teicholz’s article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease.” She writes, for example: Too much whole-grain oatmeal for breakfast and whole-grain pasta for dinner, with fruit snacks in between, add up to a less healthy diet than one of eggs and bacon, followed by fish. Gary Taubes covered some of the same ground in his excellent 2008 book, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health. Taubes argued...
  • WATCH: Grandma works the balance beam (Take a look seniors)

    05/02/2013 9:34:05 PM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Facebook, Schnitt Show ^ | 5/2/13 | Schnitt via facebook
    Take heart baby boomers, there's life in those aging bodies!
  • Flaherty’s thrifty budget keeps Canada worthy of top credit rating in G7

    03/22/2013 10:54:42 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    The National Post ^ | March 22, 2013 | Theophilos Argitis
    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty safeguarded Canada’s status as the only Group of Seven country with a stable top credit rating after releasing a fiscal plan that eliminates the country’s deficit in two years. Flaherty’s budget presented Thursday projected Canada will swing to a surplus of about $800 million ($781 million) in the fiscal year that begins April 2015, from a $25.9 billion deficit in the year ending this month, by limiting spending growth to the slowest pace since the 1990s and banking on an accelerated recovery. Moody’s said in a statement the budget is in line with the government’s Aaa...
  • The Art of Rock Balancing by Michael Grab

    03/09/2013 7:38:04 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies ^ | January 2, 2013 | Michael Grab
    Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic. On his site, Grab explains:
  • Let's Balance the Budget (John Stossel explains how he can do it)

    02/21/2013 3:08:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/2011 | John Stossel
    The Congressional Budget Office says the current year's budget deficit will be a record $1.5 trillion. It also says that over the next decade we're on track for annual deficits of "only" $768 billion. I suspect the CBO has hired Rosy Scenario to do the bookkeeping, but let's take that number at face value. I'm now going to balance the budget, with the help of some experts. I'll begin with things I'm most eager to cut. Let's privatize air traffic control. Canada did it, and it works better. Then privatize Amtrak. Get rid of all subsidies for rail. That'll save...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: These tax hikes on the rich are just first step of “the balanced approach”

    01/02/2013 7:49:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, "balanced approach" is Obama's Orwellian term for selling tax hikes to the public as a condition of spending cuts even though there's nothing remotely balanced about our fiscal problems. Spend 10 seconds looking at the graphs in Yuval Levin's new post at the Corner. That's the reality that the "balanced approach" pretends to address. As Levin said in another post today, “The fiscal trajectory of our welfare state is not sustainable, no matter how much taxes go up.”But okay. The left’s new talking point, pushed by The One himself, is that they absolutely positively won’t negotiate over the...
  • Sinclair’s Election Eve Special, Broadcast in Swing States, Criticized as Partisan

    11/07/2012 9:25:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 11/7/12 | Merrill Knox
    Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire for an election special that aired on stations in battleground states Monday night. The half-hour special — broadcast on the eve of the election in Columbus, Dayton and West Palm Beach — is being criticized as a partisan attack on President Barack Obama. Talking Points Memo, which first reported on the special, writes it “sounded more like Fox News than local news”...
  • Republicans Hope, but Don’t Change

    08/18/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | 18 Aug 12 | Peter Schiff
    For much of the past few generations, the debate over balancing the federal budget has been a central feature of every presidential campaign. But over time, the goalposts have moved. As the amount of red ink has grown steadily larger, the suggested time frames to restore balance have gotten increasingly longer, while the suggested cuts in government spending have gotten increasingly shallower. In recent years, talk of balancing the budget gave way to vague promises such as “cutting the deficit in half in five years.” In the current campaign, however, it appears as if the goalposts have been moved so...
  • Halting Syrian Chaos by Robert D. Kaplan and Kamran Bokhari

    07/04/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT · by arthurus · 4 replies
    Stratfor ^ | July 4, 2012 | Robert D. Kaplan and Kamran Bokhari
    What if Syrian President Bashar al Assad really goes? There is an assumption in the West that the way to win a strategic victory over Iran and improve the human rights situation inside Syria is to remove the Syrian leader. It is true that Iran's prospects of keeping Syria as its own Mediterranean outpost are probably linked with the survivability of al Assad's regime. But his removal might well hasten the slide into chaos within Syria and in adjacent Lebanon, rather than slow it. Al Assad's departure could even ignite a disintegration of the Syrian power structure into various gangs...
  • ObamaCare Gives Federal Government Too Much Power

    04/03/2012 8:18:13 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies
    The University Daily Kansan ^ | 4/3/12 | Billy McCroy
    Starting on March 26th, the Supreme Court listened to three days of arguments concerning the constitutionality of the healthcare act that has come to be known as “Obamacare.” Their ruling, which won’t come until the end of June, will shape the future of American healthcare. While the healthcare issue has been off the front pages since it was signed in March of 2010, the constituently of one of its more controversial requirements has been in and out of the federal court system. The ruling addresses an issue at the heart of how our nation is governed. The Constitution gives a...
  • Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget (“A Platform to Revitalize America”)

    03/08/2012 4:21:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budgetBy Alexander Bolton - 03/08/12 02:16 PM ET Members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday announed a plan to balance the budget in five years, cutting spending by nearly $11 trillion compared to President Obama’s budget. The plan, dubbed “A Platform to Revitalize America,” is a wish list of conservative policies, none of which have any chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed into law by a liberal Democratic president. The ambitious blueprint would achieve a $111 billion surplus in fiscal year 2017. “The whole point here...
  • White House Rejects Republican Payroll Tax Proposal

    12/09/2011 1:36:51 PM PST · by edpc · 16 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9 Dec 2011 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House rejected on Friday the latest proposal from Republicans in Congress on a payroll tax cut, saying its costs needed to be offset in a balanced away and not with budget cuts exempting the rich. "We are open to looking at other ways to pay for this, but they have to be economically responsible and fair," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "It is important that the overall package meet the standards the president has set."
  • Elderly should waltz three times a week to prevent falls

    11/09/2011 7:26:32 AM PST · by Badabing Badablonde · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/8/2011
    Elderly people should waltz around the living room three times a week to reduce their risk of falls, research suggests. Pensioners can also improve their balance by carrying a bag when they walk to the shops, say scientists. But walking and cycling, although good for overall health, are no good at reducing the number of falls.
  • Harry Reid super-committee picks in place (A known liar/perjurer, an anti-war Socialist...)

    08/10/2011 7:24:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | August 10, 2011 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    n the first of what will be a closely watched selection process for a powerful new deficit panel, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and John Kerry (Mass.) as his three choices for a super committee charged with finding more than $1 trillion in spending cuts by the end of this year. Murray will serve as co-chair of the 12-member panel. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will select her co-chair and two other panelists, as required by the debt limit agreement signed into law by President Barack Obama last week....
  • Dem official: Murray to be debt panel co-chair

    08/09/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he's naming Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall. Murray will be joined by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., on the panel, which was established last week by hard-fought legislation to increase the national debt.
  • S&P warns of a second downgrade

    08/06/2011 2:11:26 PM PDT · by Clairity · 158 replies
    Politico ^ | August 6, 2011 | Josh Boak
    One day after lowering the nation’s platinum triple-A credit rating, Standard & Poor’s analysts warned Saturday that the U.S. government could face a second downgrade if the economy continues to struggle and the government fails to make the cuts outlined in the debt ceiling agreement. The ratings agency on Friday downgraded the nation to AA+ for the first time in history, saying partisanship in Washington is preventing dramatic deficit reduction.
  • August will be the Time of Danger

    07/26/2011 3:45:53 AM PDT · by Mike Acker · 10 replies
    2011-07-26 | Mike Acker
    August will be the Time of Danger. 0bama is not going to get increased revenue from the House. Although he thinks he can order the House to write a bill in accordance with his desires he has been checked 0bama will attempt to get what he wants by going around the Constitution. he will attempt to bypass the Authority of the House -- and the American People there is a path known as "Special Drawing Rights" -- held by certain authorities -- one that he has command of. we had best post guards there, today.
  • Senate Votes to Set Aside 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan Proposed by House GOP

    07/23/2011 4:38:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 22, 2011 |
    With Friday's vote over, senators quickly moved to vacate the floor. Cars were waiting outside to whisk members to airports to take flights home. Though the Senate was originally scheduled to be in session, Reid, D-Nev., noted that would not be the case and no votes would be taken before Monday afternoon. Reid said that the session wasn't necessary because Obama and Boehner were working on a compromise measure. He said he understands the plan addresses both taxes and revenue, and therefore must originate in the House, giving the Senate no reason to work. Another person hot about the talks...
  • DeMint "Disappointed" Bachmann Has Not Signed "Cut, Cap, Balance" Pledge

    07/06/2011 9:46:49 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 35 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 7/7/11 | realclearpolitics
    (CNN) – Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said he's "disappointed" Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has not signed the "cut, cap, balance" pledge to slash spending and balance the budget. "I am disappointed," DeMint said Wednesday on CNN's "American Morning." "We have to stop spending more than we're bringing in." VIDEO at link
  • White House: Obama to lay out spending plan

    04/10/2011 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 10/4/11 | Laurie Kellman
    WASHINGTON -President Obama will lay out new plans this week to reduce the federal deficit in part by seeking cuts to government programs for seniors and the poor, a top political adviser said Sunday, adding that Americans expect both sides to work together. "You're going to have to look at Medicare and Medicaid and see what kind of savings you can get," Obama adviser David Plouffe said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The presidential speech on Wednesday will come during a week in which official Washington pivots from a painful standoff over this year's budget to next year's and beyond,...
  • Balance or bust

    04/05/2011 5:29:15 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    SCF ^ | 4-5-11 | jim demint
    If passed by the House and Senate and ratified by the states, the new Balanced Budget Amendment will: 1.Force Congress to balance the federal budget each year; 2.Limit federal spending to no more than 18 percent of GDP; and 3.Prevent tax increases Furthermore, the only way for Congress to get around these limitations is with a 2/3 super-majority vote in the House and Senate to waive them.
  • Illinois's Plan To 'Balance' The Budget: Borrow $15 Billion And Ignore $185 Billion Hole

    12/29/2010 8:08:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/29/10 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Illinois's Plan To 'Balance' The Budget: Borrow $15 Billion And Ignore $185 Billion HoleMike "Mish" Shedlock, Global Economic Trend Analysis Dec. 29, 2010, 5:29 AM The state of Illinois elected a Keynesian nutcase of epic magnitude in Governor Quinn. Quinn's latest brainstorm is to borrow $15 billion to "stabilize things". Quinn has not said how he will pay back the loans. Then again, he does want to raise taxes like mad and probably will do so. Regardless of what he does, Quinn is so beholden to unions, Illinois will need to borrow again 12 months from now. Please consider Quinn...
  • Balancing the Budget, without Tax Hikes (Balancing it in 10 years... but do we have 10 years?)

    12/07/2010 7:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/07/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Nick Gillespie and Veronique de Rugy share the bad news: Since Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, total federal spending has increased by a massive 60 percent in inflation-adjusted 2010 dollars. In fiscal year 2010, which ended September 30, the federal government spent $3.6 trillion, or 25 percent of Gross Domestic Product. That’s the most spending, in terms of percentage of GDP, since 1946. Likewise, last year’s $1.5 trillion deficit, as a percentage of GDP, was the largest deficit since 1945. Most economists talk about a debt-to-GDP ratio of 60 percent as a trigger point that makes investors...
  • Balance the U.S. budget? I did it in under a minute

    11/15/2010 6:31:19 PM PST · by WebFocus · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/2010 | James Pethokoukis
    debt | taxes | US Politics So I took a crack at the budget simulator cooked up over at the NYTimes Web site. It starts out with a projected 2015 deficit of $418 billion and a projected 2030 deficit of $1.355 trillion. My goal was to do it through 100 percent spending cuts. Here is what I did:1. Eliminated earmarks ($14 billion)2. Cut the pay of civilian workers by 5 percent ($17 billion)3. Reduced the federal workforce by 10 percent ($15 billion)4. Reduced nuclear arsenal and space spending ($38 billion)5. Reduce military to pre-Iraq War size and further reduce troops...
  • Public, private sectors lack fiscal balance ( Why our states and country are in perpetual deficit)

    03/14/2010 8:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 320+ views
    The Mercury ^ | 03/14/2010
    Before his disgrace as a cheater, a liar and a cover-up artist, former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential aspirant John Edwards talked about there being "two Americas," one for the "haves" and the other for the "have nots." Well, maybe the multi-millionaire ambulance/skirt chaser was on to something. It appears there are two Americas, but the country is divided between those who work for the public sector and those work in the private sector. And not surprisingly, those working for the government are doing pretty darn good. As recently noted by Grove City College professor and economist Dr. Mark W....
  • Air American CEO Blames Freedom for Censoring Liberal Talk Radio

    02/14/2010 11:33:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 551+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 13 February 2010 | John Semmens
    Danny Goldberg, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air America, has cited “an attitude of unfettered and anarchic freedom” for causing the demise of his network of liberal talk radio programming. “Use of the radio’s educational potential is undermined when people can listen to whatever they want with no requirement that they get a ‘balanced diet’ of viewpoints,” Goldberg complained. Drawing a parallel with our public schools, Goldberg argued that, “our schools would be derelict in their duties if they didn’t insist that students be exposed to a broad range of viewpoints in their reading assignments. They wouldn’t allow students...
  • Balancing Your Life with Caregiving

    08/27/2009 7:22:44 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 206+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 8/27/09 | Candy Arrington
    Life is a balancing Act. As Baby Boomers, we’re part of the “Sandwich Generation,” walking the tight rope between balancing our own lives with caring for aging parents. Some still have children living at home. Others are also caring for grandchildren. Perhaps, instead, we are the “Club Sandwich Generation,” forcefully squeezed between extra slices of additional responsibility. No matter how many roles you fill, your life is probably a mixture of complicated relationships, communication issues, challenging schedules, frustrations, and joys.
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Thursday, June 18, 2009

    06/18/2009 8:03:04 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 186 replies · 4,408+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 06/18/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • American Express Wants To Help You 'Simplify Your Finances' -- Will Pay You $300

    02/23/2009 11:34:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies · 2,025+ views
    Credit Matters ^ | February 23, 2009
    Well, this sure is a different kind of deal. Instead of paying you a bonus to join, New York-based American Express will give you a $300 American Express prepaid card if you agree to say goodbye. American Express says that it is making this "deal" so that customers can "simplify" their finances. Sure. The offer, which isn't available to everyone, requires a 14-digit RSVP code. Customers are receiving this offer via U.S. Postal and email. Let's get something straight here. If you receive this offer, American Express is telling you something: please leave. Note also that in order to get...
  • IAF upgrades bases in east to match China's infrastructure [Indian AF]

    07/15/2008 8:46:37 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 2 replies · 91+ views
    The Press Trust of India ^ | July 15, 2008 | The Press Trust of India
    CHABUA (Assam): Worried at the increase in Chinese airfields along the border, the Centre is upgrading its infrastructure and fleet strength at all air force stations under the Eastern Air Command. "AFS Chabua is surrounded by 14 airfields on the Chinese side. Not all of them are now being used, but they can be made operational within a week," Commanding Officer of the Chabua airbase, Group Captain M S Venkateswara told a group of visiting newspersons here. Pointing out that the border with China was 170 km north and that with Myanmar 80 km south of Chabua airbase, he said,...
  • Regola found not guilty (show trial for Republican State Senator and gun owner)

    07/11/2008 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 12 replies · 113+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW (exurban Pittsburgh) ^ | 11 July 2008 | Emily Mullin
    A Westmoreland County jury acquitted Sen. Robert Regola of Hempfield on all counts in his perjury case. Regola was found not guilty of perjury, possession of a firearm by a minor, false swearing, and recklessly endangering another person. Regola was charged with lying during a coroner's inquest about the whereabouts of a 9 mm Taurus handgun his family owned. The weapon was found beside the body of his next-door neighbor, 14-year-old Louis Farrell, on the morning of July 22, 2006. Farrell died of a self-inflicted wound to the head from that gun, Coroner Kenneth Bacha ruled. The senator allegedly...
  • Schwarzenegger gives up trying to balance budget

    05/15/2008 9:40:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 295+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/15/08 | Daniel Weintraub
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has now abandoned his goal of fixing the problem that led to his historic election in 2003. With the revised budget proposal he released Wednesday, the governor has effectively conceded that California's era of perpetual budget deficits will not end on his watch. --snip-- His trouble started early, when he proposed spending cuts that were politically unpalatable while failing to follow through on a fundamental, top-to-bottom rethinking of the way the state does business. When the economy briefly surged and brought in billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue, Schwarzenegger lost his zeal for fiscal discipline and...
  • Al Gore's Tale (with due credit to Geoffrey Chaucer for the original)

    04/28/2008 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 103+ views
    4/28/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Al Gore reinvents the medieval racket of selling indulgences (pardons for one's sins, worth hundreds of years of penance in an invisible Purgatory). With due credit to Geoffrey Chaucer for the original: Now, good men, Earth forgive you each trespass, And keep you from the sin of greenhouse gas. My carbon offsets cure and will suffice, So that it gains me gold, or silver brings, Or else, I care not- brooches, spoons or rings. You must embrace fully Al Gore’s line of bull, While o’er your eyes we will pull the wool! An offset certificate I’ll give you, anon, And...
  • Chairman Cites ‘Delicate Balance’ Between Troop Levels, Readiness

    04/11/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 42+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Moore, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2008 – As the United States continues its mission in Iraq and Afghanistan and also works to reduce deployment lengths for servicemembers, leaders must maintain a balance to ensure vital missions are carried out while maintaining the health of the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. “There’s a very delicate balance right now between the needs, and our top mission right now is to deploy troops to Iraq and improve security there,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said on CNN’s “American Morning.” “After that, we need to focus on both providing troops and...
  • Karl Rove To "Balance" Kos At Newsweek The Nation

    11/15/2007 2:43:01 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 65+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-15-2007
    Karl Rove To "Balance" Kos at Newsweek The Nation The Nation -- Newsweek announced that Karl Rove, the controversial architect of the rise and fall of the modern G.O.P., will join its ranks as a new contributor to balance the recent hire of blogger Markos Moulitsas. This is an odd pair on several levels. First, it makes Kos look huge. His web commentary and grassroots organizing have earned him a media perch on par with one of the most powerful people to ever work in the Bush White House. If columns are going to be handed out based on power,...
  • New Agreement to Help Balance Active Army, National Guard

    10/11/2007 4:25:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 145+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2007 – A new agreement between the active Army and Army National Guard represents a big step toward achieving the force structure balance Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. calls critical to the Army’s transformation. Senior Army leaders signed a memo of understanding Oct. 9 during the Association of the U.S. Army convention here to firm up a plan to rebalance force structure and resources between the active and reserve components. Under the plan, the Army National Guard will have 112 brigades: 28 brigade combat teams, 46 multifunctional brigades and 38 functional brigades. It...
  • No More Judges for Bush, Says Schumer

    07/29/2007 10:40:34 AM PDT · by infocats · 26 replies · 965+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 27 '07
    Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Friday that the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush "except in extraordinary circumstances.” "We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington, reported The Politico. "The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”...........................
  • Maria Shriver tells Google workers work-life balance is a struggle

    05/16/2007 9:19:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 880+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/16/07 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    This is what a speech by Maria Shriver on "work-life balance" to employees at Google headquarters Tuesday looked like: Shriver sits casually in a director's chair up front, talking about the challenges of being California's first lady, a mother of four, a stand-in for Oprah and Larry King and an advocate for numerous causes. A sea of open laptops balances on the knees of multi-tasking Google employees who fill the crowded assembly room. Engineer Brian Schneirow flips his open, googles Maria Shriver and hits enter. More than a dozen images of her pop up: on a magazine cover, at her...
  • Freeper essay on balance

    10/31/2006 11:53:18 AM PST · by Profdn · 15 replies · 214+ views
    Conventional wisdom, particularly from the left, states that balance is a good thing. If balance is a good thing, then it would especially apply to government and their watchdog critics in the media. The only way to have balance when the media is limited to a monochromatic point of view is to only elect people to serve in government of a different point of view. Ideal balance would be to have balance within the media and within government. But since it is obviously evident that there is no balance in the media, the only way to achieve balance is to...
  • Work / life balance? How manage it?

    07/03/2006 7:06:18 AM PDT · by Joe Republc · 84 replies · 1,394+ views
    My career has lasted twenty years and will roughly last another 20 more. Although a number of the ‘big’ questions / issues in my life – God, country, family, and home – are settled pretty well for me, work / life balance has not. I find it very difficult to find a position and company that strikes a good balance between work and the rest of life, while still paying reasonable well for my skills. Currently, I’m in an IT consulting company. They are doing well and growing. Although HR says it is trying very hard to have work /...
  • Learning from China's Export Boom

    01/19/2006 1:38:28 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 21 replies · 399+ views
    Business Week Online ^ | 1/18/2006 | Oded Shenkar
    Indeed, China's ability to hold on to the labor-intensive segments of the global marketplace as it climbs the technology ladder is one of the unique features of the country's ascent -- and a remarkable source of resilience for its economy. It's also a factor in the country's $100 billion-plus trade surplus with the rest of the world and double that figure with the U.S.
  • China And India 'Hold The World In Balance'

    01/11/2006 4:42:15 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 379+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-11-2006 | Fred Pearce
    China and India 'hold the world in balance' 23:00 11 January 2006 news service Fred Pearce “The choices these two countries make in the next few years will lead the world either towards growing ecological and political instability – or down a development path based on efficiency and better stewardship of resources,” says a report from the Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC, US. One in every two tonnes of cement poured today will be in China – such is the country’s breakneck pace of economic development. The country also uses one-quarter of all the world’s steel, eats one-third of...
  • Entitlements Consume More Federal Spending

    12/27/2005 6:22:07 AM PST · by xzins · 40 replies · 879+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 26 Dec 05 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Entitlements Consume More Federal Spending By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - Three growing entitlement programs consumed nearly half of all federal spending in 2004, and budget analysts expect them to make up an even bigger share in the future. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid accounted for more than $1 trillion in the 2004 budget year, according to the Consolidated Federal Funds Report being released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. Overall federal spending was $2.2 trillion, an increase of 5 percent from 2003. "The total federal spending increase is actually down a bit from recent years," said Gerard Keffer,...
  • Balance Important in Troop Strength Levels, Pace Says

    12/25/2005 2:42:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 249+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 25, 2005 | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 25, 2005 – Maintaining a proper balance of coalition and Iraqi forces is the key to success in returning U.S. forces home at the right time, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Marine Gen. Peter Pace said coalition forces must support the Iraqi forces and the country's new government while preparing them to handle the responsibilities themselves. "There's a real balance here between having sufficient forces to get the job done and having too many forces," Pace explained. "If they're Iraqi forces, they will not be too many. They'll...
  • Balance the National Budget yourself!

    11/29/2005 6:24:09 AM PST · by bd59903 · 12 replies · 530+ views
    Try to balance the national budget! very interseting try the long version
  • Rise Of Militias Leaves Basra In The Balance

    09/29/2005 5:47:04 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 338+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-30-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Rise of militias leaves Basra in the balance By Adrian Blomfield in Basra (Filed: 30/09/2005) The people of Basra know it as the "station of death". For the British, however, Jameat police station may be the difference between success and disaster in Iraq. British troops have trained for a ‘doomsday scenario’ in which armed militias take control of the city of Basra Basra was the heartbeat of Iraq's Riviera 30 years ago. Girls wore sunglasses and short skirts; nightclubs flourished on the Corniche, where the glamorous drank arak, once the tipple of choice. Then it found itself close to the...
  • Iran tips the nuclear balance

    08/13/2005 11:46:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 376+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 8/14/05 | Ian Mather
    WITHIN days of being installed as Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the conservative son of a blacksmith, has won the first round in the biggest confrontation with the West since the seizure of the US embassy a quarter of a century ago. He has called the bluff of the UN's nuclear watchdog and restarted Iran's nuclear fuel enrichment programme, receiving in return a mere slap on the wrist. Ahmadinejad is hailed by the poor as an Iranian Robin Hood because of the promises to distribute Iran's oil wealth that won him a landslide victory. But he combines this with appeals to...
  • AFP: China's military build-up is tipping balance against Taiwan: Pentagon

    07/19/2005 3:15:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 508+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/19/05 | AFP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - China is building up its military at a pace and scope that is tipping the military balance against Taiwan and could pose a credible threat to modern militaries operating in the region, a Pentagon report on Chinese military power said. The annual report to Congress said China's actual defense spending is estimated to be two to three times more than acknowledged by Beijing, or up to 90 billion dollars this year, the largest in Asia and the third largest in the world after the United States and Russia. The report detailed China's efforts to improve and add...