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  • Is Government Mom Enough?

    05/11/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Check out the new Time Magazine cover here, meanwhile... 
  • President Obama Raises $15 Million

    05/11/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-11-12 | Wordsmith
    "You know, i don't think the matter of marriage is reallya fundraising matter either for the president — it's certainly not for me.I don't know what our figures look like...I hope the issue as tender and sensitive as themarriage issue is not a source of fundraising for either of us." -Mitt Romney Meanwhile back on the Tinseltown farm last night... The Campaigner-in-chief comes out of the closet to milk the celebrity cash cows: (CNN) -- Hollywood pulled off another blockbuster as a star-studded guest list delivered $15 million into the campaign coffers of President Barack Obama Thursday night. The fundraiser...
  • Smelling communism on Democrats, Soviet immigrants make fools of them and vote GOP

    05/11/2012 10:23:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The day after Barack Obama’s election, a physical therapist from the old Soviet union, who came to Staten Island to live in freedom, got a call from her best friend, a fellow Soviet immigrant, who lives in the Russian section of Brooklyn. The caller got one word out before they both started to cry for three minutes. Then the caller speaking Russian said, “We came here to escape them. Where do we go now?” Both women knew the “Them” were Communists and both saw Democrats as no different from Communists. To those who don’t live in either the Brooklyn or...
  • Breaking: Small Employers "Eligible" for a Tax Credit They'll Never Use

    05/11/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-09 | Ryan Ellis
    There is an absurd report out [today] from Families USA which breathlessly states that, "3.2 million small businesses, employing 19.3 million workers across the nation, will be eligible for [a small business tax credit under Obamacare]." Note the word, "eligible." Meaning, that this many businesses can claim this tax credit. Whether many actually will is another question. The credit in question is a byzantine and confusing provision which most small employers won't try to use. It involves far too much recordkeeping and effort, and isn't very lucrative compared to simply deducting employee health insurance premiums from taxable income. The credit...
  • Tax-Arbitrage Of The Year - Facebook Founder Renounces US Citizenship

    05/11/2012 10:09:38 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 05/11/12 | Tyler Durden
    We can only guess at his reasons. Perhaps it is the cost of real estate in Palo Alto, the price of Starbucks in Silicon Valley, or the lack of Bugatti dealerships but Eduardo Saverin - co-founder of Facebook - just renounced his US citizenship. Via Bloomberg, FACEBOOK CO-FOUNDER SAVERIN GIVES UP U.S. CITIZENSHIP PRE-IPO FACEBOOK CO-FOUNDER SAVERIN PLANS TO INVEST IN BRAZIL COMPANIES Or maybe the always pioneering entrepreneurs from Facebook just gave us a preview of US tax policy, or rather the popular response to it, in 2013. Like!
  • Trayvon Martin's mother releases video about 'my first Mother's Day without my son'

    05/11/2012 10:02:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2012 | Jeff Weiner
    Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, released a Mother's Day video online last night asking for supporters to voice their opposition to Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, and others like it. The video was posted on YouTube...
  • Sometimes, Obama Forgets How Bad the Recession Is: Let's Remind Him on November 6th!

    05/11/2012 9:57:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-11-2012 | MOTUS
    ...And did you hear Big Guy say the other day that “Sometimes I forget the magnitude of the recession.” Really? I’m guessing that’s probably because our jobs and unemployment numbers are constantly improving. Or something. Butt I guess there are still a lot of other ‘folks’ – just like Julia – who never forget. No sir, not when their unemployment has run out and they still can’t find a job in George W. Bush’s ongoing recession. Unfortunately their perception is that it’s a magnitude 9.8. So it looks like things are still hard out there for a pimp. Did you...
  • Journalists, Muckrakers, and the CPI: Right from the beginning they failed us

    05/11/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Journalism has a very long history of betraying the constitution and the United States of America. You can see just how traitorous this group of people have been by tracking down members of America's first domestic propaganda mill, the Committee on Public Information. The CPI was around during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Most of these are in no particular order, also, some were life long journalists, others only spent part of their time as journalists before(or after) doing other things. When Wilson created the CPI, George Creel, a journalist is who he tapped to lead the organization. Creel states...
  • Romney Surges to Within Four... In Oregon!

    05/11/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 43 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2012 | Matthew
    Perhaps you've been to Oregon, the hipster capital of the Pacific rim? The land of Subarus and home to Portland is sometimes seen as a bastion for Democratic and other left-of-center politicians. The state has shifted quite significantly to the left in the last decade, especially as the California exodus continues apace. So Democrat Barack Obama should be winning by a landslide margin, correct? After all, he won by 16 points in 2008. After his endorsement of gay marriage, he should be surging-- and at least holding the ground he once held. Instead, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has cut...
  • Romney Surges to New Lead on Obama

    05/11/2012 8:19:20 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2012 | Matthew
    Former Massaschusetts Governor Mitt Romney has opened a widened lead on President Barack Obama. Battered by poor economic news, the President has dipped, while Romney is surging on new GOP unity. While still early in the race, this is good news for the Republican nominee. This new poll comes to us from Rasmussen, which is the most reliable of the major pollsters. This also comes as Romney has had some success against Obama in the polls so far. This, however, is the largest yet. Romney: 50% Obama: 43% Other/don't know: 7% This is more good news for the Romney campaign....
  • Vanity: Head of JPMorgan's Unit that has so far blown $2 billion is a woman

    05/11/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Me | May 11, 2012 | Me
    Since this information was from Bloomberg I did not post it but I find it funny that the person who headed the department that so far has lost $2 billion for JPMorgan was a women named Ina R. Drew. I point thus out because the NOW-type hags claimed if women were in charge of Wall Street there would of been no financial crisis since testosterone driven males can't help themselves but make big bets that exploded.
  • Federal Appeals Courts Say Illegal Aliens Have No 2nd Amendment Gun Rights

    05/11/2012 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 25 replies
    The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed with the Fifth Circuit Court this week in ruling that Illegal aliens have no right to own or possess a firearm while being here. The Firth Circuit had said earlier that illegal immigrants are not part of the "people" protected by the Second Amendment and have no constitutional right to bear arms. Emmanuel Huitron–Guizar entered a conditional guilty plea to being an illegal alien in possession of firearms. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, and then will be deported when he finishes the sentence. According to the Court's opinion, “Mr....
  • Why are McCain and Kyl merely watching Obama and Holder’s war on America’s Sheriff?

    05/11/2012 7:29:29 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 32 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | George Splevin, staff writer
    Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder are going all in with their fight to silence America’s Sheriff, Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona. Reports from Arizona are pulling back the curtain on the staggering amount of taxpayer money along with unlimited leftist private funds being thrown against Arpaio. “Obama has joined forces with George Soros and LaRaza-not to mention the ENTIRE Leftwing liberal political establishment-in a multi-million dollar smear campaign to DESTROY AND DISCREDIT Sheriff Joe,” says blogger Conservative Patriot. Unbelievable here is the abject silence of Arizona’s two “conservative” Republican Senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl! They...
  • Glenn Beck on the lies that Barack Hussein Obama has told about his past

    05/11/2012 6:58:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    The rightscoop/GBTV ^ | May 10, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This clip from GBTV tonight is actually something you’ll all want to watch. Beck goes back though Obama’s statements about his past and points out the lies he’s told, including some in his big 2004 DNC speech. According to my tipster, Beck did this in light of the WAPO hit piece on Romney today. It’s quite revealing:video clip
  • City Claims Significant Workforce Cut; Budget Says Otherwise

    05/11/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Gantert
    For the second time in two years, the city of Oak Park is asking for a tax increase via a public safety millage, saying it has made signficant cuts in its workforce but that those efforts didn't save enough money. The city's budgets online, however, appear to dispute the claims of how deep those cuts were. Voters will be asked May 8 to approve a 1.14 mills Public Safety Millage for 10 years. Voters approved a 1-mill Public Safety Millage last year, but the city now says that wasn’t enough because of a drop in residential property values. The city...
  • ObamaCare’s Muslim Exemption

    05/11/2012 5:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 11, 2012 | Herbert London
    Laws almost always create unanticipated consequences. This is certainly likely to be the case when politicians bend over backwards to accommodate the currents of political correctness. ObamaCare uses the Social Security language of the Internal Revenue Code to determine who is eligible for “religious conscience” objection to the insurance mandate. Specifically, the law provides exemptions for adherents of “recognized religious sects” that are “conscientiously opposed” to accepting benefits from any insurance, public or private. As a consequence of this provision, Muslims may claim a religious exemption that is denied Christians and Jews. Since Islam believes insurance is haraam (forbidden) and...
  • President Obama's Luxurious Schedule

    05/11/2012 4:41:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rick Richman
    On May 7, Geoffrey Norman posted "Today's Laugh Line" at National Review Online -- a quote from a column by Mark Halperin in Time asserting Mitt Romney has "the luxury of an open schedule" allowing him to "spend every waking hour as a full-time candidate," while President Obama "is required to do his day job." It was even funnier if one looked at President Obama's May 7 schedule. Here was his schedule that day, in its entirety, with all events taking place in the Oval Office: 10:00 a.m. The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. 11:00 a.m. The President meets...
  • Obama For Gay Marriage: A Day After

    05/11/2012 2:08:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Neon Tommy - Annenberg Digital News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Matt Pressberg, executive producer
    One day after President Obama made a landmark public statement announcing his support for gay marriage, which some say was nudged forward by Vice President Joe Biden's announced support for it this past weekend, another world leader also came forward. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand broke his longtime silence on issue, providing a statement to the Associated Press in which he declared that he was "not personally opposed to gay marriage." President Obama's opponent in this fall's general election, Mitt Romney, confirmed his position opposing gay marriage yesterday, but according to the Washington Post, refrained from further comment...
  • Nejame on new Zimmerman family photo: "He really has significant multiracial, multicultural roots"

    05/10/2012 11:53:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jason Kurtz
    This evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Mark Nejame with new details on George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing Trayvon Martin. Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, the CNN legal analyst shared an exclusive photograph which suggests Zimmerman has black heritage: "The man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman's great-grandfather. The woman above him, is in fact his grandmother who is half black," explained Nejame. "And the little child in the gentleman's lap, is his mother. So we see that he really has signifcant multiracial, multicultural roots." In a case ripe with racial undertones, Nejame suggests that Thursday's...
  • Followers of Jesus and unjust taxation (Libtard preacher rant)

    05/10/2012 9:56:18 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 11 replies
    The Frontiersman ^ | May 10, 2012 | Howard Bess
    In America we treasure our religious freedom. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that government will keep out of the religion business and guarantees religion will be practiced freely without interference by government. “The wall of separation” is revered. Have we misunderstood the meaning of the wall of separation? We all should be reminded that the First Amendment keeps government out of religion, but says nothing about keeping religion out of government. Under our Constitution, religious people and religious institutions are welcome in the halls of government. They are free to bring their religious convictions with them wherever...
  • "Unflinching Tea Party Principles..." (Vanity)

    05/10/2012 9:24:36 PM PDT · by ziravan · 2 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 05/10/12 | Editorial Board
    Howdy. I'm running in the Republican Primary for State Representative in Texas in an open seat, District 12. The Waco Tribune endorsed in my race today. They didn't endorse me. I didn't expect them to do so. They endorsed the Waco candidate in a district that runs from the rural area around Waco to rural Brazos County (Bryan/College Station). However. THIS is what they said about me: "If you subscribe to unflinching tea-party principles, Timothy Delasandro might be to your liking." I'm sure by the wording (and the interview) that they do not see this statement in the same light...
  • Can two people of the same sex be married?

    05/10/2012 8:06:39 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | May 14, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    In light of President Barack Obama’s change in his position on same-sex marriage it is entirely appropriate to ask the question, with sensitivity and respect, whether or not two people of the same sex can be married. While yes, two people of the same sex can be legally married in several states, the question that ought to be raised by the President’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is whether or not such a relationship actually constitutes a marriage. It should be noted that a law that makes something legal does not necessarily make it right or make it true. This is...
  • Rubio charms Iowa crowd, tries to reframe his Dream Act alternative as 'humanitarian' concern

    05/10/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    TampaBay.com.( blogs ) ^ | May 10, 2012 | Alex Leary
    As he walked into the Washington Court Hotel today, Sen. Marco Rubio was greeted by members of a business group from Des Moines. "Hopefully you'll see more of Iowa," a woman told him. Rubio laughed. Pictures were taken. Wink, wink. But as he charmed his guests, Rubio also delivered a lengthy and substantive speech about U.S. policy and his vision of American exceptionalism. "If we decline, who rises?" he asked a room full of Democrats and Republicans. A question and answer session that followed pulled out the news of the day when the subjected turned to immigration. Rubio sought to...
  • Former Vatican Ambassadors, pro-family advocates misrepresent Romney record on defense of marriage

    05/10/2012 7:42:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 75 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 10 Jan 12 | BostonCatholic
    MITT ROMNEY SINGLEHANDEDLY CREATED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS January 10, 2012 !!!! by bostoncatholicinsider http://bostoncatholicinsider.wordpress.com/In our post yesterday, “Pro-family advocates misrepresent Romney’s record on life, marriage,” we talked about how the Boston Pilot had erred by publishing an endorsement of a political candidate on the front page of the archdiocesan newspaper (“Pro-family advocates defend Romney’s record on life, marriage.”) Furthermore, the letter referenced in the article, and signed by former Vatican embassadors, Mary Ann Glendon and Ray Flynn, and former Mass Catholic Conference head, Gerry D’Avolio, contains a series of incorrect statements or flat-out misrepresentations of facts and reality.Yesterday we talked...
  • Bad Mommy

    05/10/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 12 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 10, 2012 | Joan Swirsky
    In 1960, as a young wife living with my husband on his Ivy League campus, I had a front-row seat when the Feminist Movement made its debut. I was doing nothing, according to Obama mouthpiece Hilary Rosen, because, after all, caring for our infant son, taking care of our home, and supporting the efforts of my equally hard-working husband Steve, was—ala Rosen’s characterization of worthy activity—the very definition of sloth. After all, if Ann Romney, raising five sons, “never worked a day in her life,” as Ms. Rosen recently told a panel of slavering Obama acolytes on CNN, then my...
  • Vanity: Washington Post story making Romney gay-bashing bully no accident.

    05/10/2012 6:34:29 PM PDT · by DK Ramakers · 38 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | 5/10/2012 | Marcus Porcius
    Anybody else find it convenient that the day after Obama comes out for gay marriage The Washington Post runs a story about Romney supposedly attacking a gay kid in high school?
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-10-12 ("Cherokee Checkbox": The Faux Squaw, the Democrats' Warren Woman)

    05/10/2012 5:35:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 10, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat candidate for Senate in Massachusetts, is the darling of DUmmieland. The men think she's a MILHFW (Mother I'd Like to Have a Frappucino With). The women want to have her baby. In DUmmieland, she is Queen Elizabeth. Recently, though, in the real world, some disturbing facts have come out about Elizabeth Warren. Turns out Liz listed herself as a "Native American" in her bio as a professor. Checking the "Native American" box gave her "minority status," don't ya know. And Lizzie would talk about her grandfather who had "high cheekbones," which apparently is proof of...
  • Justice Department Sues Sheriff Joe; Arpaio to Holder ‘Clean Your Own House’

    05/10/2012 5:19:58 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-10-2012 | John Hill
    Here we go. Ever since Obama took office, opponents of illegal immigration knew it would come to this. This Administration has already dismantled the enforcement regime against illegal aliens. They engineered a unilateral amnesty for nearly 2 million illegal aliens by a stroke of Obama's pen last August. They sued to stop states like Arizona, Alabama and Georgia from enforcing existing immigration laws after the Feds failed to do so. The Attorney General has bullied states like Texas and South Carolina, by blocking voter ID laws designed to stop voter fraud by illegal aliens and others. But no matter what...
  • Muslim site tells children become Muslim in secret, tell parents later

    05/10/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 5/10/12 | creeping
    Do you know where your children are? Where they are going on school class trips? What they are reading online? From a website called MuslimConverts.com: If you are a Small child you can still become a Muslim without your parents permission If you are a child you do not need your parent’s permission to become a Muslim. If you fear they may harm, you can become Muslim in secret and tell them when you are ready. What if their are no Muslims (or no Mosque or Islamic center) in your town Another common question is that there are no Muslims...
  • One Way To Eliminate The Need For Government Death Panels...

    05/10/2012 5:06:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
     
  • There IS a Real Choice, America- Vote KEITH JUDD for President!

    05/10/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Fiscal conservative up-front... rock-n-roll in the back! Mullet Mania is taking the country by storm: Proven record of conviction A Democrat who serves his country* Won't take lavish vacations on the taxpayer's dime Willing to do whatever it takes to steal the nomination Political prisoner... fashion icon From The Big House... to the White House! * in the can Keith Judd 2012 !!!  [YouTube] ______________________________Video/more at Reaganite Republican
  • The plight of Christians under Islamofascistic "Arab spring"

    05/10/2012 4:43:41 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Andersen Cooper will preach us that the "Arab spring" is about 'freedom...' and Obama is telling us a tale of "moderate" (fascist) Muslim BrotherhooodChristians in Syria live with an uneasy sense of security USA TODAY - May 10, 2012 By Stephen Starr and S. Akminas, Special for USA TODAY DAMASCUS, Syria - Hani Sarhan is a Christian who says none of his relatives works with the regime of Bashar Assad or has anything to do with it.http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-05-09/syria-christians-crisis/54888144/1Why Syria’s Christians are angry - CNN.com By Sami Moubayed, Special to CNN updated 7:43 AM EST, Tue February 28, 2012 Sami Moubayed says...
  • Sarah Palin to Keynote Annual SALT Economic Conference on Friday

    05/10/2012 4:36:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | May 10, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Sarah Palin will give the keynote address on Friday at the annual SALT Conference in Las Vegas. This is an annual gathering of top economic and world leaders. From the SALT website: The SALT Conference is committed to facilitating balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities within the context of a dynamic global economy. Now in its fourth year, we look forward to building on the success of previous SALT Conferences, where keynote speakers have included President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Governor Mitt Romney, General Colin Powell, the Honorable Gordon Brown, Michael...
  • "And when people would stare, Christian would start giggling."

    05/10/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 4 replies
    Althouse ^ | 5/10/2012 | Ann Althouse
    "... and they would giggle too. People started finding me on Facebook... or recognizing Christian from hearing about him... People started telling me how Christian inspired them." Video here.
  • Leading the world by evil example: Obama and gay “marriage”

    05/10/2012 4:28:16 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Leading the world by evil example: Obama and gay “marriage” By Julio Severo President Barack Obama’s announcement May 9 that he supports gay marriage boosted the hopes of gay supremacist groups around the world that other leaders will follow his example. “This is incredibly important, it’s excellent news. The United States is a global leader on everything, and that includes gay rights,” said Julio Moreira, president of the Rio de Janeiro-based Arco-Iris gay supremacist group. “This will force other nations like Brazil to move forward with more progressive policies.” Follow his example? Last December the Obama administration directed U.S. agencies...
  • SHOCKING EVIDENCE TO EXPOSE REAL REASON OBAMA FLOPPED ON GAY MARRIAGE: HIS HOMOSEXUAL PAST

    05/10/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 93 replies
    the DAILY PEN ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 | Dan Crosby
    COMING OUT: Obama’s sudden support of gay marriage, after publicly opposing it throughout his entire political career, may be prompted by a desperate attempt to prevent impending damage from an ongoing criminal investigation which has already produced explosive evidence about his fraudulent identity. Now, based on his bizarre flip-flop, it is probable that irrefutable evidence has been discovered by the investigation…about his own homosexual past.
  • JPM Crashing After It Convenes Emergency Call To Advise Of "Significant Mark-To-Market" Losses

    05/10/2012 2:47:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | 5-10-12 | Tyler Durden
    Out of nowehere, JPM announced 40 minutes ago that it would hold an unscheduled 5pm call to coincide with the release of its 10-Q. Rumors were swirling as to why. The reason is as follows: JPMORGAN SAYS CIO UNIT HAS SIGNIFICANT MARK-TO-MARKET LOSSES - "Fortress balance sheet" at least until Bruno Iskil gets done with it. JPMORGAN SAYS LOSSES ARE IN SYNTHETIC CREDIT PORTFOLIO - but, but, net is NEVER, EVER Gross. JPM WOULD NEED $971M ADDED COLLATERAL IF RATINGS CUT ONE-NOTCH JPM WOULD NEED $1.7B ADDED COLLATERAL IF RATINGS CUT 2 NOTCHES - how about three notches? JPMORGAN: MAY...
  • The Real Tech Revolution is Just Getting Started-Alex Daley--10.May.2012

    05/10/2012 2:22:33 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 7 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/10/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: As chief technology investment strategist for Casey Research, Alex Daley is always on the lookout for the next and greatest technological advancement. It's in his blood, and it's his life's mission. There are so many incredible innovations occurring everywhere around the globe. In fact, healthcare and manufacturing are going through major advances that will leave these sectors unrecognizable. In medicine alone, diagnostics are advancing to the point where doctors now know whether certain cancer medications will be effective on particular patients or not. This is a huge advancement that will improve lives, save money, and make major profits...
  • Non-Union Retirees Shafted in Auto Bailouts Told to Get Jobs

    05/10/2012 2:06:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 10, 2012 | Mark Modica
    One of the most egregious abuses of the Obama Administration's auto bailouts was the blatant favoritism evidenced in the treatment of Delphi (General Motors' parts supplier) retirees. After the Delphi bankruptcy, UAW retirees had their pensions "topped off" by General Motors, apparently with taxpayer money accessed through TARP. While the UAW retirees maintained their pension benefits, non-union, salaried retirees of Delphi lost theirs. There was no logical reason for one group to have their pensions saved while another group lost theirs, just the facts that the distributions were inequitable and the only difference between the groups was that one belonged...
  • Two home invasion stories; two highly contrasting conclusions

    05/10/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 15 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | The Cinch Review
    Making the comparison between the following two recent stories might be a very obvious thing to do, but sometimes the obvious just cries out to be highlighted anyway. The first story is so horrible that it is extremely difficult even to contemplate. It’s the kind of story that makes you shake your head and then, understandably, want to just turn it away. A court in Oklahoma will nevertheless have to focus on all of the details at some point. On March 13th last, a perpetrator invaded the Tulsa home of 90-year-old Bob Strait and his 85-year-old wife Nancy. Nancy was...
  • Obama Stronghold on Black America to be Broken

    05/10/2012 2:04:00 PM PDT · by publius321 · 14 replies
    WARNING: I made this VIDEO commentary today during my lunch hour and din't have time to write. So please do not click this if you are one who gets angry at people who V-log. Thank you.
  • Europe's nuclear brinkmanship with Greece is a lethal game

    05/10/2012 2:00:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Fresh from the Hellenic Statistical Authority: Youth unemployment up to the age of 24 reached a fresh record of 53.8pc in February. The rate for those aged 25-34 rose to 29.1pc. The total rate hit 21.7pc but will soon be much higher as 150,000 public sector workers are chopped – with pro-cyclical effects, in the middle of a depression – to comply with the EU-IMF Memorandum Polls show that 70pc or even 80pc of Greeks still wish to stay in the euro, while at the same voting in large numbers for hard-Left and hard-Right parties committed to tearing up the...
  • Politics of Trek: “A Taste of Armageddon”

    05/10/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Commentarama Films ^ | 5-8-2012 | Andrew Price
    Politics of Trek: “A Taste of Armageddon” Today’s episode is my favorite conservative episode. In addition to a bunch of other conservative ideas, this episode cuts to THE key difference between how liberals and conservatives view human nature. Let’s talk about episode No. 24, A Taste of Armageddon. The PlotAs the episode begins, the Enterprise is en route to star cluster NGC 321 to open relations with the locals. The Federation wants a space port in this sector because the lack of facilities has cost thousands of lives over the years. As the Enterprise approaches, it is warned away...
  • Will We Ever Have a Free Market Farm Bill?

    05/10/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-09 | Kelly William Cobb
    This week, the House will vote to slash Agriculture spending by $33.7 billion. This presents a huge opportunity to reform agriculture in a free-market direction, yet it’s an opportunity being squandered by Congress. For one thing, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, is pushing a Farm Bill that reportedly contains only $24.7 billion in spending cuts. Yet not all farm programs are treated equal and some don’t even rely on direct payments to farmers at all. The most market distorting programs rely on a convoluted system of supply management and price control programs, where government buys...
  • Fisker Insinuates Customer to Blame for Karma Fire

    05/10/2012 1:29:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Fisker Automotive has implied that the Texas owner of one of its Karma models committed “fraud” or “malicious intent” in blaming the luxury electric vehicle for his garage fire last week, after he had to rescue his wife, mother and child from flames that spread quickly to his house. The company’s claim could be a fatal public relations move, as the chief investigator in Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, Robert Baker, has also blamed the fire on the Karma. Fisker, recipient of $193 million (out of a $529 million total guarantee) loan backed by taxpayers via the Department...
  • Sacrificing for Your Fellow Man is Not Noble-Don Watkins--10.May.2012

    05/10/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/10/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Don Watkins, of the Ayn Rand Institute for Individual Rights, was appalled by a recent commencement address by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who urged graduates to devote their work and lives to serving their fellow and less fortunate beings. Don argues, as do I, your highest purpose is in best serving your own needs and desires. By doing so, you automatically enable many others to realize their potential, and you take the burden off society and help place it where it truly belongs, on the individuals shoulders. This concept was what once helped make America great; this individualistic...
  • Democratic Math on Unemployment Incorrect

    05/10/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT · by next media · 2 replies
    Excerpted Blog USBC News Blog ^ | 2012-05-09 | Blogger on USBC Blog
    In an interview in 2009 with NBC's Matt Lauer, President Obama said “I will be held accountable...If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.” Unfortunately for the President, those words could come back to haunt him. The most recent jobs data showed a weak “jobs created” figure of only 115,000 jobs in March. However, a few mathematical asterisks undermine even that disappointing number...
  • Biden Clarifies On Obama's "Big Stick"

    05/10/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
    See the gaffe that started it all here.  
  • Congress To Amend NDAA To Give DoD & NSA Greater 'Cyberwar' Powers

    05/10/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT · by Mich1193 · 1 replies
    Remember the NDAA? Yeah, for a variety of reasons that bill got a lot of attention last year -- mostly focused on the question of detainment of terrorists. But there are some other nuggets in the bill, including one tidbit about "military activities in cyberspace." The existing version of the NDAA does grant the Defense Department the ability to conduct such military activities, but only "upon direction by the President" and if the purpose is to "defend our Nation, Allies and interests," subject to existing laws. However, the House Armed Services Committee is getting ready to do a markup on...
  • Panties in a Wad Over “Big Boy Pants”

    05/10/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-10-12 | Wordsmith
    "The reason for that is the torture that my clientwas subjected to by the men and women wearing the big-boy pants down at the CIA, it makes it impossible ..." - Air Force Captain Michael Schwartz, military counsel for the defense of Walid bin Attash During the arraignment hearings, this comment was drowned out by white noise when the court security officer thought classified information might be mentioned. However, upon review, The Pentagon office in charge of the military commission tribunals decided nothing compromising was revealed and released a transcript on Wednesday. Schwartz' "big boy pants" was a snide reference...