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  • Cain Adds to ‘9-9-9’ Plan, Angering Unions (WOW)

    10/20/2011 9:28:22 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 93 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/20/11 | James Rosen
    Taking aim at minimum wage laws, union protections, and even local building codes, Herman Cain has put the finishing touches on the last missing piece of his signature “9-9-9” plan – an elaborate proposal to create “opportunity zones” in inner-city America that the GOP presidential candidate will unveil during a major campaign appearance in Detroit on Friday morning. Cain hinted at the move during Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Las Vegas. He and his aides hope the details they provide about their plans to encourage growth in impoverished areas will deflect the surge of recent criticism branding “9-9-9” as unfair...
  • I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street (this is the end game-be prepared)

    10/20/2011 7:26:52 AM PDT · by randita · 79 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/10/11 | Corey Ogilvie
    I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street This video is meant to be a warning to our leaders.
  • Ron Paul & Herman Cain taken out of Fox news poll (YouTube)

    09/30/2011 9:04:20 PM PDT · by Marie · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 30SEP11 | YouTube/FOX News
    So O'Reilly decided that only Paul and Cain supporters would flood a poll. Perry supporters and Romney supporters are so obviously above this.
  • Manure Spill Over Mile Long Closes Md. Road

    09/20/2011 12:01:18 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 33 replies
    AP/ NBC Washington ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | NBC Washington
    Investigators said they are still searching for the source of the manure.
  • Obama Officials Sat In On Solyndra Meetings

    09/09/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC
    Officials from the Department of Energy have for months been sitting in on board meetings as "observers" at Solyndra, getting an up-close view as the solar energy company careened towards bankruptcy after spending more than $500 million in federal loan money. Word of the Energy Department's unusual arrangement came as federal agents on Thursday converged on the California headquarters of the failed solar company, focusing fresh attention on the first corporate beneficiary of President Obama's stimulus program to create new clean energy jobs. The company, which closed its doors last week and laid off 1,100 workers, has been a subject...
  • Albemarle removes Sherlock Holmes book from reading list

    08/25/2011 1:56:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 38 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | 8/11/11 | AARON RICHARDSON
    The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday night to remove Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” from sixth-grade reading lists. A parent of a Henley Middle School student originally challenged the book in May on the grounds that it is derogatory toward Mormons. Thursday’s vote was the culmination of the work of a committee commissioned to study the book and two discussions by board members. Board member Diantha McKiel, of the Jack Jouett District, said it was important to note that the school system has a history of reconsidering books. “Sometimes we have declared books age inappropriate, sometimes...
  • Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit

    08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies ^ | August 15, 2011 | Byron York
    At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas. And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle." "We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. "But over the last six months...
  • Geithner Moves the Goalposts: Treasury Says August 10th Might Be the Drop Dead Date, Not August 2nd

    07/23/2011 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 22, 2011 | Brian O’Connor
    Geithner’s excuse, math is hard. HuffPo — For months, markets have been girding themselves against the possibility that the U.S. will reach the limits of its borrowing ability on August 2 and default on its debts. But researchers at Barclays Capital think the real deadline may not be until a week later. In a note published Friday, the Barclays Interest Rates Research team wrote that “the date on which the Treasury will run out of cash to pay its obligations might not be August 2; it might be around August 10 instead.” Why the change? The note explains that previous...
  • Better Lives for Mexicans Cut Allure of Going North

    07/06/2011 9:21:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 6, 2011 | DAMIEN CAVE
    Economic, demographic and social changes in Mexico are suppressing illegal immigration as much as the poor economy or legal crackdowns in the United States.The extraordinary Mexican migration that delivered millions of illegal immigrants to the United States over the past 30 years has sputtered to a trickle, and research points to a surprising cause: unheralded changes in Mexico that have made staying home more attractive. A growing body of evidence suggests that a mix of developments — expanding economic and educational opportunities, rising border crime and shrinking families — are suppressing illegal traffic as much as economic slowdowns or immigrant...
  • Poll: Obama would beat Perry (& Palin) in Texas — but lose to Ron Paul & other Republicans (PPP)

    06/30/2011 6:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2011 | Lauren French
    Will the Lone Star state turn blue in 2012? It isn’t likely — unless Gov. Rick Perry jumps in the ring and clinches the Republican nomination, a new poll from the Public Policy Polling group found. In the poll’s match-ups, President Barack Obama loses Texas to every notable Republican except Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. If the ballot came down to Perry and Obama, 47 percent of poll respondents said they would vote for Obama. Forty-five percent said they would cast a ballot for Perry. The most elected Republican in the poll? Mitt Romney. The poll found that...
  • CNN Poll: 75% of Americans Approve of Obama Personally

    06/08/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 88 replies · 1+ views
    CNN POLL ^ | 6/8/2011 | CNN
    President Barack Obama retains strong personal appeal even as his overall job approval rating has weakened. An overwhelming number of Americans — 75 percent — say they give President Obama a thumbs up regarding approval of him as a person, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released on Wednesday. CNN notes that “Obama's strength remains his personal appeal” and adds that a “plurality of Republicans” also like him personally, though their positive views of the president are apparently trumped by economic jitters. "Obama's approval among Republicans spiked after bin Laden's death, and no one expected it to stay...
  • U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian

    05/27/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 130 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/27/11
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%. Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? 2002 and 2011 Trend The findings, from a Gallup poll conducted May 5-8, 2011, mark the second time Gallup has asked Americans to estimate the gay population. In 2002,...
  • Need Help From Freeper Females (vanity)

    04/21/2004 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jaysun · 934 replies · 13,468+ views
    4/21/2004 | Jaysun
    Some of the guys and I are presently at the camping lodge and we’ve got a problem that requires the help of a sensible woman. My brother-in-law managed to get something in his hair this morning, and he wanted to wash it out. I can’t tell you what that something was, because he’s refused to divulge that to us thus far (I suspect that he fabricated the “tainted hair” theory to save himself some embarrassment.) My brother-in-law believes that his wife has, at some point, told him that peanut butter is a useful household hair cleaner / conditioner. His wife...
  • Osama's last video and death LEAKED!

    05/02/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Obama waited until last night to announce, but this is video proof Osama was killed years ago, just after making his last video.
  • AP survey: Only oil shock can stop economy now

    04/26/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 04/26/2011 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American economy is now strong enough to withstand Middle East turmoil and the Japanese nuclear crisis. Only a big rise in the price of oil could stop it now. Those are the findings of an Associated Press survey of leading economists, who are increasingly confident in a recovery that is nearly two years old. They expect the economy to grow faster every quarter this year.
  • Easter greeting from Israel

    04/25/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT · by RJR_fan · 134 replies
    Toffee VeHa-Gorillah ^ | September 25, 2010 | Toffee
    So many American Christians support Israel and all things Jewish. HERE is a peek at how these objects of our tender solicitude regard us.
  • Can this child be POTUS?

    04/24/2011 8:22:20 PM PDT · by impimp · 89 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24 April 2011 | myself
    A child was born in US after both parents commenced H1B VISA, but prior to receiving Green card, and prior to parents receiving citizenship. But citizenship and Green card are likely to be received within a few years.
  • Evidence Aside, State Lawmakers Debate ‘Birther’ Bills

    04/21/2011 11:39:53 PM PDT · by jdoug666 · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/21/2011 | Kirk Johnson
    Investigations have concluded that President Obama was, in fact, born in Hawaii in 1961, as he has always said.
  • 2012 GOP POLL

    04/12/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 41 replies
    QUESTION 1:If The Election were held today who will you vote for? A-Trump B-Bachmann C-Cain D-Palin E-West QUESTION 2-If Palin DOES NOT RUN A-Trump B-Bachmann C-Cain D-Write In Palin even if she does not run. E-West QUESTION 3-If West DOES NOT RUN A-Trump B-Bachmann C-Cain D-Write In Palin even if she does not run. QUESTION 4 Only choices are... A-Romney B-Huckabee C-Trump D-Bachmann E-Cain F-Palin G-West
  • The Tea Party's First Victory

    04/10/2011 4:38:57 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 77 replies
    OPINION APRIL 10, 2011The Tea Party's First VictoryObama opposes spending cuts right up to the time he calls them historic.. This is getting to be a habit. President Obama ferociously resists tax cuts, trade agreements and spending cuts—right up to the moment he strikes a deal with Republicans and hails the tax cuts, trade agreements and spending cuts as his idea. What a difference an election makes. This is the larger political meaning of Friday's last minute budget deal for fiscal 2011 that averted a government shutdown. Mr. Obama has now agreed to a pair of tax cut and spending...