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  • Email providers

    07/20/2012 9:05:44 AM PDT · by rexiesmom · 15 replies
    My email provider is upgrading and now demands my date of birth. Any suggestions for a less intrusive, yet secure email provider.
  • The Top 20% Paid 94.1% of Income Taxes in 2009

    07/20/2012 9:00:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Carpe Diem ^ | 07/20/2012 | Mark J. Perry
    The Top 20% Paid 94.1% of Income Taxes in 2009 The chart above is based on data in the recently-released CBO report "Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2008 and 2009," showing the share of federal income taxes paid by income group in 2009.  In 2009, almost all (94.1%) federal income taxes collected were paid by just one-fifth of Americans (top quintile) and the top 1% paid almost 39% of all taxes collected.  In contrast, the lowest and second quintiles were net "tax collectors" because that 40% of Americans received more in refundable tax credits than they paid...
  • Union-Backed 'Protect Our Jobs' Ballot Initiative Would Wipe Out Reforms Unions Already Supported

    07/20/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/19/2012 | Tom Gantert
    At a time when the National Education Association is calling for teachers to take more responsibility for improving their profession, the "Protect Our Jobs" ballot proposal would wipe out teacher reform laws, some of which were supported by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Education Association. For example, for years school districts determined which teachers would be laid off by seniority alone. The Ann Arbor Public Schools went so far as to use the randomness of Social Security numbers as a tie breaker if teachers had the same qualifications. Teacher reform laws forced school districts to use a teacher's...
  • A Cumberland Gap between Obama and Econcomic Literacy

    07/20/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 07/18/2012 | Rob Binsrick
    This past weekend Barack Obama once again displayed his ignorance of how the national economy and businesses operating within it work. This article explains how private industry drives the government rather than the government promoting private industry.
  • Hayes: We Are No Longer Able To Tax The Very Rich In Our Country

    07/20/2012 6:17:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-19-2012 | RCP transcript
    "Look, the taxes of high -- of extremely wealthy people are bizarre, strange and alienating," MSNBC's Chris Hayes said on "The Last Word" tonight. "And the reason is that they pay people a lot of money to game the system. That's explicitly what it is. And the more of that you see -- literally if you chose someone with Mitt Romney's net worth at random and looked at their tax returns, they would look crazy. You wouldn't be able to understand them. They would have all sort of bizarrely constituted corporations incorporated in the Cayman Islands. They might have a...
  • CARTOON: The First Staycation

    07/20/2012 5:26:16 AM PDT · by daletoons · 8 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 7-20-12 | Dale
    The First Couple, in their never ending quest to pretend to be down with the people, are considering going nowhere for their family's 2012 summer vacation. Regardless of the outcome of the Fall election, you can bet your eye teeth that their next vacation cycle will be a doozy. Rightly or wrongly, the Martha's Vineyard Black Dog Tavern logo has become synonymous with liberal elitist exclusivity. If you're like me, you can't afford to take a vacation in Barry's economy. Once again, this summer you'll be staying on your block for what has come to be known as a Staycation....
  • Reagan on America

    07/20/2012 5:14:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'nuff said! ___________________________________________________ h/t Pamela
  • History Repeating Itself: The Vendee Genocide

    07/20/2012 1:11:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | July 18, AD 2012 10:20 AM MST | Ann Barnhardt
    Here's my latest video recorded by the good folks at FreedomTalkNetcast.com down in Pueblo, Colorado. This presentation covers the almost unknown war and genocide against the people of the Vendee region of France during the proto-Marxist French Revolution. This genocide by the atheist, godless, totalitarian French Revolutionaries against the Church killed 450,000 people, and has served as a the tactical template for Marxist governments who have fomented statist schisms and then entered into open war against the Church over the last century, including the Soviets and Mexicans in the early 20th century, and the Red Chinese and Vietnamese, and Marxist...
  • Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied - The Sequel

    07/19/2012 11:14:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    http://www.zerohedge.com ^ | 07/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Two years ago, in January 2010, Zero Hedge wrote "This Is The Government: Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied" which became one of our most read stories of the year. The reason? Perhaps something to do with an implicit attempt at capital controls by the government on one of the primary forms of cash aggregation available: $2.7 trillion in US money market funds. The proximal catalyst back then were new proposed regulations seeking to pull one of these three core pillars (these being no volatility, instantaneous liquidity, and redeemability) from the foundation of the...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address: www.tacda.org.
  • Martin Family lawyer: Trayvon should have been on top of Zimmerman beating him (video)

    07/19/2012 9:30:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 19, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    I feel for the Martin family and I even understand their reaction to George Zimmerman’s comment about God’s plan from last night’s interview. I don’t necessarily agree with it but I do understand it. That said, these “family lawyers” they have are nothing but 2-bit hacks. They constantly twist things around and never acknowledge any potential wrongdoing on the part of Trayvon Martin. But what really got me going tonight was when this lawyer on Hannity tonight blamed Zimmerman for getting out of his car. What? Zimmerman has just as much right to get out of his car as does...
  • How the Tabloids Covered the TomKat Split – New Details Emerge and Who got the Story Right

    07/19/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT · by InHisService · 10 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-19-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    “The devout Scientologist and his minions subjected his wife to relentless verbal abuse, emotional punishment, humiliation and intimidation, sources say, until Katie decided to break free of the controversial religion,” quotes a source.
  • Mr. President Obama, please stop the excessive handouts

    07/19/2012 7:47:16 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 8 replies
    Sex Change Regret/Info ^ | July 19, 2012 | Walt Heyer
    Mr. President: The only road you have paved for working Americans is a one lane highway to despair with your "Obama Bucks". It is a pitiful scene: Americans, dependent, standing in line like drug addicts at a federal office for yet another fix of money from you. Yes, you have sure gone "green" buying votes. How about this, Mr. Obama: I was on "permanent disability" free housing. food and medical care for the rest of my life It sucked the life out of me. I got the courage to walk out of my government paid disability. I built a real...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-19-12 (DUmmie Poll Panic)

    07/19/2012 7:11:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 19, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The BEST of the DUFU material will be happening between now and the election...and beyond. Why? Because now the polls are starting to become much more accurate. Why? Because even polls conducted by companies with democrat sympathies know they have a reputation to protect so the closer to the election we get, the more accurate they must become which means they are now beginning to show just how weak Obama is. Not too long ago, the DUmmies were gloating that Obama basically had the election in the bag due to wildly misleading polls. Now that the polls are inevitably...
  • Outsourcer-In-Chief Obama Has Sent More Jobs Overseas Than Bain Ever Could

    07/19/2012 7:03:59 PM PDT · by joeclarke
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/19/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    So, its piling on time by the media trying to murder Mitt Romney for being responsible for outsourcing jobs to foreign countries. Business rags like Bloomberg and the Financial Times have been hammering the Mittster for things that have been, for years, ethical and permissible under U.S. law - just as countless other big Democrat donor companies have been doing for years - going oversease to invest and make product. The United States, as of President Obama's inauguration, has an accumulated investment of over 4.1 Trillion Dollars invested overseas. These investments include jobs, goods, taxes, and services, some of which...
  • Lies, Disgrace, & The Obama Campaign Of Hate!

    07/19/2012 6:57:50 PM PDT · by xuberalles
    Self | 7/19/12 | Self
    Do you smell that? That’s the stench of desperation permeating from the ashes of dignity and poisoning any hope of honoring the promise that was once America: liberty, accountability, self reliance, duty, God. Instead of fleeing from one of the worst presidential tenures in American history – or better yet, taking responsibility for their failures - Obama and his liberal minions are waging a scorched earth campaign to not only attack and discredit Mitt Romney in any implausible manner possible, but to singe any last vestiges of respect, decorum and vigor that once breathed the same air and wisdom as...
  • The Art of Building Things

    07/19/2012 6:53:29 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | July 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Creativity is an individual act. The act of building something, whether with hammers, blueprints, words, boards or plans is individualistic. Collectives can build, but not creatively. A mass has no vision because it has no personality. It can follow rules but not dreams. The soul of American exceptionalism lay in a society which empowered the creative talents of the individual, not through grants, regulations, instructional pamphlets, inspectors and guidelines, but through the simple virtue of leaving men alone to do their work. Freedom is the greatest creative force because it liberates the individual to build and as freedom diminishes within...
  • Cool Blast Lemonade: Why I Still Believe in American Greatness

    07/19/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-19-12 | Chip Meyer
    I remember my first lemonade stand.  Lost money, but learned a lot about hard work. Now, with Obama declaring war on small business, I wonder how long it will take the Sutton family tykes to be targeted, based on this Fox News article. Clara Sutton talks about what she has learned so far: You learn how to make change.  We learned about customer service -- that we should always be nice to customers. We learned how to advertise. We donate some of the money to charity to help other people out.  We use the rest for supplies. We might buy a gift for...
  • Which One Offends Democrats?

    07/19/2012 5:51:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, see the story that's making liberals relive their terrible twos here.
  • Science points to God

    07/19/2012 5:48:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 63 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 7/12/12 | DAVE DENLINGER
    I appreciated the comments of Leroy Stucky (Western Front, June 28) defending the biblical view of the beginning of mankind, the world and the universe, otherwise known as creationism. Creationism will always be a very difficult doctrine to accept, as long as people exclude the supernatural influence and presence of an almighty God who, in my opinion, started the whole process. I have never read an issue of The American Spectator magazine, but recently at the library I happened to pick up the May 2012 issue. The magazine, I found out, is very conservative, but not necessary Christian. However, included...