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  • Rossi: Approx 20 E-Cat Reactors Running Above 600C

    06/25/2012 5:07:53 AM PDT · by Normandy · 19 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | June 25, 2012
    We're used to Andrea Rossi making statements about his work on the Journal of Nuclear Physics web site. Some are more dramatic than others, and this latest one could be considered more on the dramatic side: Italo R. June 24th, 2012 at 10:42 AM Dear dr. Rossi, in these hot summer days we all are sweating. What about you, near your 600 °C device? Warm (or, better, fresh) regards… Italo R. - Andrea Rossi June 24th, 2012 at 1:37 PM Dear Italo R.: Actually, I am in the USA, close to 20 reactors working above 600 Celsius. We must collect...

    06/24/2012 8:36:12 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 15 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | June 24, 2012
    VIDEO: In an era where cowardly companies are caving into the vile communist minority, it's wonderful to see Denny's run this ad promoting America's greatness and constitutional principles, especially the "Right to Bear Arms," guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
  • The Real Jobs Deficit | Moving in the wrong direction.

    06/24/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 10 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 24, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    “Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down.” ~ Jack Kemp* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *A total of 3,514,000 Nonfarm jobs had already been lost by the time President Bush handed the keys over to Barack Obama, yet even though the Great Recession officially ended in June of 2009, an additional 4,889,000 jobs were lost during Obama’s first 11 months in office (see table). By November of 2009 the recession had eliminated an estimated 8,403,000 jobs. It was at this...
  • A resume for a refugee?

    06/24/2012 1:11:54 PM PDT · by dangus · 3 replies
    Vanity/Bleg | 2012-06-24 | Dangus
    A very remarkable woman I know recently lost her job at a hospital, discriminated against because she was NOT a Muslim. Ironically, she became a refugee in America to escape Islamicist oppression; she was a Philippino trapped into servitude who came to work for an astonishingly high-ranking Muslim who took her to America... where she fled. Now she wants help on a resume, where she has listed her former employee. I'm afraid that without knowing her and her story, her claims of who she has worked for sound a little delusional. I was thinking that an "Accomplishments" section could sorta...
  • The Limits of Fed Monetary Policy for “Affordable” Housing

    06/24/2012 10:49:22 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/24/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    When I spoke at the American Action Forum with Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Jared Bernstein about housing, I didn’t mention the following nasty chart of M2 Money Velocity and house prices: What this chart says is that monetary policy is ineffective (M2 Money Velocity) and will not be able to stimulate a recovery in the housing market. Why? A lack of available mortgage credit. Credit is tight (720+ FICO scores required) and the Fannie Mae analyst mentioned that Fannie Mae would not purchase or insure any mortgage of someone who had defaulted for 7 years. So even though house prices are...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    06/24/2012 3:26:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 24, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of political humor from around the USA this week...  Demwits More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Brother Ali reflects on his arrest & involvement in Occupy Homes movement(White Muslim rapper)

    06/24/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | June 22, 2012 | Andrea Swensson
    Hip-hop artist Brother Ali has never been one to shy away from social justice causes. But his participation in last night's Occupy Homes protest and subsequent arrest are by far his boldest political statements to date. I called up Brother Ali this morning to learn more about where he was coming from last night. As is common practice with Ali, we touched on far more than just what happened over the past 24 hours; the conversation quickly evolved into a deeper meditation on our current cultural climate. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our 30-minute conversation. Local Current: I...
  • The South is Right!

    06/23/2012 7:52:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | May 25, 2012 | Mark Voge
    150 years after the great divide in America, reality seems to be proving that the South was right on everything but slavery, lets look! The Kennedy brothers, Donnie and Ron shook book stores across the land when their book The South Was Right boldly proclaimed a view which asserts that the original founders of America were right, and Lincoln and the progressives were wrong! The Kennedy twins are intelligent, educated, successful southerners who focused their intellects on researching the politics and economics of the ante bellum era and found considerable evidence that the South was right. It's a terrific book...
  • As RBS' ATM "Glitch" Enters Fifth Day, The Bailed Out Bank Issues A Statement

    06/23/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/23/12 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past week, various entities controlled by bailed out UK-bank RBS, focusing primarily on NatWest, have seen clients unable to access virtually any of their funds, perform any financial transactions, or even get an accurate reading of their assets. The official reason: "system outage"... yet as the outage drags on inexplicably for the 5th consecutive day, the anger grows, as does speculation that there may be more sinister reasons involved for the cash hold up than a mere computer bug.
  • Poll Americans may approve legislative power being exercised by president (immigration policy).

    06/23/2012 9:11:21 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 24 replies
    6-23-12 | johnwk
    This is very scary! It appears that Americans approve by a 2 to 1 majority to allow the president to enforce his own law regarding immigration policy! See: Poll Shows 2-1 Support of Immigration Policy “By more than a 2-to-1 ratio, Americans favor the Obama administration’s new immigration policy, according to a Bloomberg poll released on Tuesday.” But Article VI of our Constitution states This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof… shall be the supreme Law of the Land … The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the...
  • On becoming Illegal

    06/22/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 8 replies
    Email | 6/22/12 | unknown
    On Becoming Illegal. You'll love this! FORMS ARE GOING FAST- SIGN UP TODAY! Becoming Illegal (Actual letter from an Iowa resident sent to his senator,) The Honorable Tom Harkin 731 Hart Senate Office Building Phone (202) 224 3254 Washington DC , 20510 Dear Senator Harkin, As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you. My primary reason for wishing to change my status...
  • Winning is Not Enough

    06/22/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies
    June 22, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    While President Obama creates fresh wounds and opens the old, he continues to engage in his multi-year attempt to build perception of a Lincolnesque equivalence to his perverse activities and policies. He has many up his sleeve but what is the latest? Recently Barack Obama declared that illegal aliens under 30 will not be deported but instead be given work permits. In his deluded mind, this declaration of amnesty for approximately 800 thousand illegal aliens is his historic version of Lincoln’s "emancipation proclamation”. Of course it is a preposterous correlation to draw: The Africans were a people brought here on...
  • GM may suffer future sales backlash from thousands of retirees

    06/22/2012 11:19:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Torque News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Frank Sherosky
    Many of the 118,000 salaried retirees are bitterly stating they will never buy another GM vehicle; and anyone who discounts the effects their numbers can have on sales should reconsider. GM retirees have been loyal GM fans, often purchasing more than one car, not to mention convincing others in their family and friend networks to buy as well. Like the GM reitrement plan, though, those days may be over. Call it what you will, but in recent emails both the General Motors Retiree Association (GMRA) and the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) consider the ending of the GM retirement fund...
  • Perfect Together: Italian Mafia & Mexican Cartels

    06/22/2012 6:30:21 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/22/12 | Friends of Ours
    A 10-year investigation has exposed a partnership between the Sicilian Mafia and Mexican cartels in moving product across the Atlantic Ocean into Italy as reported by Andrew O'Reilly for Fox News: Home to the notorious Sicilian Mafia, Italian officials recently unearthed information that Palermo's black market, along with other Italian ports, is used by Mexico’s ruthless drug cartels as a conduit to bring drugs to the European market. * * * The Italian-Mexican connection was allegedly spearheaded by Elio and Bruno Gerardi, two Italian brothers based out of Monterrey who shipped hundreds of tons of cocaine on behalf of Cosa...
  • Supreme Court Tips Scale 'Against The Unions'

    06/21/2012 6:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    North Country Public Radio | June 21, 2012 | Nina Totenberg
    The court weighed in on the fight over the rights of public employee unions Thursday, dealing unions another major defeat. The case dealt with nonmember fees for special political funds, but it could set the stage for scrutinizing regular union dues for nonmembers, which courts have supported for decades. The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the fight over the rights of public employee unions Thursday, dealing the unions another major defeat. By a 5-to-4 vote, the court ruled that when unions set up special political funds to fight for or against referendums on the ballot, nonmember government workers may...
  • NC Senate Moves Closer to Opening Up State's Energy Resources

    06/21/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-20 | Rachel Hyde
    A bill which would legalize hydraulic fracturing—a practice that has been used to extract natural gas for decades—was passed by North Carolina’s House last week. The Senate previously approved a different version of the legislation than the one passed by the House. The updated version is pending approval by the Senate tomorrow. Senate Bill 820, titled the Clean Energy and Economic Security Act, would sanction the use of hydraulic fracturing by mid-2014, consequently lowering energy costs across the state and creating a plethora of new jobs for North Carolinians. Currently the oil and natural gas industry supports 135,165 well-paying jobs...
  • Will Toledo, Ohio Be The First Major American City To Be Owned By China?

    06/21/2012 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies ^ | 6.21.12 | Susanne Posel
    It has been said that there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One way is by using the sword, and the other is by using debt. Fortunately, America is not in danger of being conquered by the sword right now, but America is being conquered by debt. The borrower is the servant of the lender, and today we owe China more than a trillion dollars. By running a gigantic trade deficit with us, China has been able to become incredibly wealthy. We have begged them to lend us back some of the money that we have sent...
  • Poll: Former Supreme Court clerks think the mandate is done for

    06/20/2012 11:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sarah Kliff
    A new poll of 56 former Supreme Court clerks finds that 57 percent think the individual mandate will be overturned. That’s a 22-point jump from the last time the same group of clerks was surveyed, right before oral arguments. Back then, 35 percent thought the court would toss out the required purchase of health insurance. Most of the clerks found the Supreme Court’s questioning to be more skeptical than they had expected. As one clerk put it to Purple Strategies’ Doug Usher, who conducted the research, “I feel like a dope, because I was one of those who predicted that...
  • Obama Jobs Scorecard, Part 3 : The American Dream

    06/20/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 20, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    “53 Percent of All Young College Graduates in America are either Unemployed or Underemployed” ~ The Economic Collapse* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *It is a fact that the U.S. economy has lost a total of 4,884,000 Nonfarm jobs since the beginning of the Great Recession. But according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession officially ended three years ago. We would all like to believe that things aren’t so bad, that the glass is half full, but for many the American Dream appears to be fading away. The question we should be asking ourselves, three years into this...
  • Bernanke Twists Again Like He Did Last Summer ($267B) – But Will It Help?

    06/20/2012 12:44:03 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/20/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Today, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke peeked around the corner and sang “Let’s Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer. Oh, let’s Twist again, Twisting time is here.” Not really of course. But The Fed did announced that they are extending Operation Twist until the end of the year. And Twist will be increased to $267 billion. No MBS stimulus either, so Agency MBS slumped today. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker voted against the committee’s action on Wednesday because he “opposed continuation of the maturity extension program,” according to the statement. Lacker has dissented at all four FOMC...
  • JEC Dems Push Fraudulent Tax Study, Washington Post Buys It

    06/20/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-20 | Ryan Ellis
    There is a breathless article in today's Washington Post by Lori Montgomery detailing a study by JEC Democrat staff of the House GOP budget's tax reform plan. The headline of the report is that the tax plan, if implemented, would be a net tax hike for middle and upper-middle income households, and a giant tax cut for high income households. The only problem is that the analysis contains a fatal flaw that Lori Montgomery should have seen. The fact that she did not is troubling, to say the least. The House GOP budget empowers the Ways and Means Committee to...
  • If You Want to Save SS, Medicare and Medicaid, Stop Trying to Save SS, Medicare, and Medicaid

    06/20/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-20-12 | Brother Bob
    The title of this post might send some conservative heads spinning, but as my faithful readers know I'm going somewhere with this. To varying degrees conservatives have tried to and continue to try to reform our entitlement programs that in their present form are simply unsustainable. Proposals for change get thrown around, but nothing truly meaningful actually happens. When our last President Bush tried to use his momentum from a hard fought re-election to reform Social Security, leftists rallied to defeat the extremist idea of letting young people choose to take responsibility for their own retirement funds. Paul Ryan...
  • Rio +20 Earth Summit: Wandering Through the People’s Summit

    06/20/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 2 replies ^ | 6/20/2012 | Ronald Bailey
    Rio de Janeiro—The People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice at the Rio +20 Earth Summit sprawls through the beautiful Flamengo Park that curves along the lovely beach at Guanabara Bay. Giant tents in the park house five chief plenary discussions and scores of smaller tents shelter a wide variety of earnest discussions about the perfidy of corporations in this age of late capitalism. As it happens, I just caught the tail-end of a speech at the Energy Plenary by an American black woman who urged the audience to fight for “economic, social, gender, and erotic justice.” Evidently fearing that...
  • Federal Government to Audit Tens of Thousands of Schools for Tech Deployment

    06/20/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 20, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government is embarking upon an audit of over 35,000 public schools in order to assess the extent of educational technology deployment—the extent of deployment, that is, in schools across The Philippines. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday announced that it awarded a $280,000 contract to carry out the project, formally known as “Understanding the State of the Art of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) in the Philippines – An Assessment.” The award (#AID-492-C-12-00006) went to the Filipino firm Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED), a Makati City, Philippines-based non-profit organization. The...
  • Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio

    06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 78 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Consensus seems to be voter enthusiasm and turnout will likely decide the race...  and this kid brings all that in spades Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue I'm aware of, the thing that makes the young senator such a force in today's GOP is the impressive communication skills: imho Gipper-esque as well. What we need more than anything are great communicators on the right to sell the conservative agenda to a weary and confused electorate. As campaign attack dog, a VP candidate Rubio would be perfect- he's more conservative and...
  • Federal Judges School Plaintiffs Lawyers

    06/20/2012 6:09:36 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    Federal judges in recent weeks have fired off some sharply-worded decisions involving cases from the plaintiffs bar which suggests increased scrutiny for settlement agreements and fee applications. In one case a unanimous three-judge panel from a federal appellate court has put the kibosh on a derivative action brought on behalf of shareholders by the law firms Vianale & Vianale and Sarraf Gentile against retailing giant Sears as reported by Daniel Fisher for Forbes. The appellate court in its opinion held "this litigation is so feeble that it is best to end it immediately," and "the only goal of this suit...
  • New bill looks to increase minimum wage to $10

    06/20/2012 12:23:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Arizona Daily Wildcat ^ | June 19, 2012 | Max Efrein, journalism and history junior
    Minimum wage has been a topic of debate ever since the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Just this month, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois has attempted to once again bring the discussion into a modern context. Jackson introduced a bill to Congress that calls for an immediate raise of the federal minimum wage up to $10 from its current standing of $7.25, according to the New York Times. This may seem like an extreme jump, but this increase was proposed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In fact, President Obama stated back...
  • Your EBT Card Has Been Denied... At The Spearmint Rhino

    06/19/2012 10:23:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/19/12 | yler Durden
    America's welfare state is about to suffer a double whammy of epic proportions. On one hand, extended unemployment benefits are now running out at a pace of 100,000+ per week, as more and more American's lose eligibility for Komrade Samov's 99-week sponsored vacation, meaning millions of Americans heretofore sitting comfortably on their couch playing Call of Duty and collecting $400 a week will now start having to think for a change - never a good thing for any regime that relies on its electorate to be docile as drunk and fat Hindu cows. And now this: "New York would prohibit...
  • King Obama's illegal immigration edict is royal insult

    06/19/2012 6:56:46 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 7 replies ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On Friday, President Obama once again displayed his utter contempt for Congress and the rule of law by unilaterally announcing that his administration would no longer deport up to 800,000 illegal immigrants who arrived in this country at a young age.
  • Krugman To Colbert: "Ireland Is America's Future If Romney Is President" (Watch Video)

    06/19/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Forget turning Japanese, an anxious-looking Paul Krugman appeared on Stephen Colbert last night to hawk his book and suggested that "Ireland is Romney economics in practice". Noting that Obama "inherited a Depression" but has unfortunately not taken us out of it due to a "whole lot of opposition from 'the other guys'". The Kaped Keynesian Krusader went on to note that "a recession is when things are going down but a depression is when things are down" and suggests an Obama campaign slogan "It's Not As Bad As The Great Depression" to which Colbert retorts that electing Romney would seem...
  • Hoyer Tells the Alley What's Dogging Dems

    06/19/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 1 replies
    NJ ^ | 6-18-2012 | Chris Frates
    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer sat down with the Alley's Chris Frates and Billy House talk about the perceptions hurting Democrats heading into the fall,... (snip) Alley: What perceptions are hurting Democrats heading into the elections? Hoyer: I think that the average working person, when you look at these polls, misperceives which party is fighting for them. I think from an insider's perspective, in my view, the policies being perceived by the Republicans largely are policies which will ask more from those who have less and ask less from those who have more. I'm amazed and disheartened in some...
  • Million-Dollar Beer Babies

    06/19/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/17/2012 | Michael LaFaive
    In his book “New Ideas from Dead Economists,” economist Todd Buchholz quoted bank robber Willie Sutton to explain why so many businesses lobby government for special favors including tariffs, subsidies and monopoly privileges: “That’s where the money is,” Sutton once said when asked why he robbed banks. In Michigan, the “bank” is the state Capitol in Lansing, and some of the favor-seekers have not only been spectacularly successful, but have preserved special privileges gained at the expense of their fellow citizens for literally decades, amassing fortunes in the process. How large are those fortunes? The house (above) is one such...
  • Three Different "True Copies" (of Obama's long form)

    06/19/2012 8:12:41 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chatter4
    Although the Hawaii Department of Health claimed they sent Obama two certified copies of his "original Certificate of Live Birth", three different versions of Obama's long form Birth Certificate have been released to the public and all three are different.
  • The Struggling Housing Recovery: Multifamily Starts Fell 21.31%, Job Openings Dive

    06/19/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/19/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Department of Commerce, housing starts fell 4.8% in May to a 708,000 annual rate from a revised 744,000 rate in April. The previous month was the highest since October 2008. The forecast by economists was for 722,000, a substantial miss on the downside. This might explain why yesterday’s homebuilder confidence rose by only 1 point. With mortgage rates falling to new lows, home affordability is the highest its been in decades. Building permits rose 7.9% from a revised rate of 723,000 in April to 780,000 in May. Economists were expecting 780,000. This is a big miss to...
  • Nanny State Update: Porch Sofa Fines and Small-Town Brewery Bans

    06/19/2012 7:21:39 AM PDT · by 92nina · 18 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-18 | [Staff]
    In this week’s Nanny State Update, not even the most trivial matters are too mundane to escape the attention of lawmakers, from sofas on citizens’ private porches to the songs played at your local kindergarten graduation ceremony. At the national level, 1,934 pages of regulations and notices were added to the federal register as 84 new rules went into effect last week covering everything from rural electricity to the interstate travel of captive elk. Porch Sofa Fines Threaten Southern Comfort Living: One common southern tradition may no longer be acceptable in Durham, North Carolina where the city council just outlawed...
  • Facebook Acquires Face Recognition Tech...

    06/19/2012 3:01:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 19, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Zuck's smiley-face KGB getting even spookier In an undisclosed purchase thought to be in the neighborhood of $90M, the Big Blue Beast devoured tech startup, and it's sure to raise even further privacy concerns for users of snoopy ole Facebook (along with pretty much everybody else): a face recognition firm that's developed the ability to identify and tag faces in pictures... including any found on the internet. Add to that the fact that 'gigapixel' digital photos upwards of one billion pixels already allow individuals to be picked out of massive crowd shots in minute detail and soon the they can...
  • 19 Reasons Why It Is Time To Start Worrying About The Global Economy

    06/18/2012 8:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    Yes, it is officially time to start freaking out about the global economy. The European financial system is falling apart and it is going to go down hard. If Europe was going to be saved it would have happened by now. The big money insiders have already pulled their funds from vulnerable positions and they are ready to ride the coming chaos out. Over the next few months the slow motion train wreck currently unfolding in Europe will continue to play out and things will likely really start really heating up in the fall once summer vacations are over. Most...
  • Greco Goes Collecting

    06/18/2012 5:22:39 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 18, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Greek boss learns a few lessons about economics as he makes his rounds, on the very eve of the election… As a minor mob boss in the south, Greco had had some serious setbacks. His operation was crumbling around him, and he didn’t know what to do. Deep in hock to the big Mob Bosses in Brussels, Greco had gone back to the well for renegotiations again and again, and neither his bosses nor his grubber list seemed to understand his situation at all. No compassion, no understanding. What was the world coming to? But it was Saturday, and...
  • Democrats Attack Americans’ Aversion to Taxes

    06/18/2012 4:55:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Two prominent Democrats laid into Americans who don’t want to pay higher taxes. First, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean professed himself to be “tired of all this anti-tax rhetoric we’re hearing from the Tea Party types. Anybody who has money in America only has it because the government has allowed them to have it. If the government says it needs more of that money you have no moral right to object.” In Nebraska, Democratic senate candidate Bob Kerrey says he can’t wait to get back to the Senate so he can vote for higher taxes. “You know, I was the...
  • Non-Union Retirees Join “Hosed by GM Club”

    06/18/2012 3:01:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 18, 2012 | Mark Modica
    The president of the GM Retirees Association, Jim Shepherd, sent a scathing letter last week to GM CEO, Dan Akerson . The letter was in response to General Motors' decision to modify pension plans for non-union retirees. Mr. Shepherd stated that the non-union retirees wanted to express their "absolute consternation and disgust" and described the move by GM as not being only unfair but, "it is sheer irresponsibility and greed." So, on behalf of its many members, I now welcome the GM non-union retirees to the "Hosed by Government Motors Club." As I mentioned when I welcomed Canadian taxpayers to...
  • Adidas Releases New Slave Shoes with Shackles and All

    06/18/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Your Black World ^ | June 18, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I literally froze up when I saw a new design from Adidas set to hit stores in August. JS Roundhouse Mids, are purple and gray, with HANDCUFFS that wrap around the ankles. Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it. I laughed when I saw the shoes, because I already...
  • TEA Party Sign of the Year!

    06/18/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Speedunque Some runners-up at Reaganite Republican
  • "End Stop and Frisk" Protest placards...

    06/17/2012 6:46:31 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 24 replies
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  • Anna Kournikova: The Rise And Fall Of One Of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports

    06/17/2012 5:00:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 7, 2012 | Nicholas Schwartz|
    You may have forgotten about tennis celebrity Anna Kournikova, but the retired star celebrates her 31st birthday today. Kournikova took the tennis world by storm in the 1990s, gaining as much attention for her good looks as her tennis ability. But Kournikova's career is largely considered a disappointment. Once a highly-touted phenom, she failed to live up to her potential before ultimately finding her niche off the court.
  • 70 Facts President Obama Doesn’t Want You To Know

    06/17/2012 1:25:56 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 9 replies
    Why is the economy going to collapse? Have you ever been asked that question? If so, what did you say? Sometimes it is difficult to communicate dozens of complicated economic and financial concepts in a package that the average person on the street can easily digest. It can be very frustrating to know that something is true but not be able to explain it clearly to someone else. Hopefully many of you out there will find the list below useful. It is a list of 70 numbers that show why we are headed for a national economic nightmare. So why...
  • President Says GOP “Has it Backwards”

    06/17/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Reacting to Republican criticism of his economic policies, President Obama argued that “the GOP's 'government is the enemy, the market is everything' mantra has it backwards.” “It's the market that is holding us back from achieving full employment,” Obama maintained. “Businesses are holding down costs so they can reap a profit. Profits show that they have the means to employ more people, but choose not to. On the government side we have been striving to hire more people regardless of whether we have the funds to pay their salaries. So, I think it would be more accurate to say that...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    06/17/2012 6:41:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor from around the USA this week... More at Reaganite Republican... ________________________________________________  LMAObama
  • Mexican Cartels Doing Fine In U.S. Economy

    06/17/2012 6:01:21 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/17/12 | Friends of Ours
    Next time President Obama speaks on the U.S. economy he should mention that the Mexican cartels are doing fine under his watch. In 2006 the Mexican drug cartels operated in only 50 U.S. cities, and now they are in 1,300 communities across the nation according to the National Drug Intelligence Center as reported by Nick Valencia for CNN: "drug cartels have become so widespread in this country that some are calling the people who run them the drug lords next door." Unfortunately, there is little that law enforcement can do about the problem as President Obama refuses to enforce the...
  • Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’

    06/16/2012 11:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | May 22, 2012 | Kirsten West Savali
    REPARATIONS PART II From the day he was sworn into office in 2006 with his hand placed on the Quran, Representative Keith Ellison (pictured left) (D-MN), the first Muslim American elected to the U.S. Congress, has exemplified political bravery. As previously reported by NewsOne, before entering into public service, he was an attorney with the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum, specializing in civil rights, employment, and criminal defense law. He was then appointed executive director of the Legal Rights Center in Minneapolis, a non-profit organization that specialized in representing clients living in poverty. Rep. Ellison is also a passionate...
  • Obama Jobs Scorecard, Part 2 : Beyond the Private Sector

    06/16/2012 10:46:35 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 17, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    “He might as well have said that his stimulus plan would provide a temporary fix and a temporary economic recovery, which may have to be repeated over and over again to provide the impression that we are getting somewhere, even if we are really just going broke.”* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *The Great Recession lasted for a total of 19 months, beginning in December 2007 and ending in June 2009. So the U.S. economy has technically been in a state of recovery for exactly three years. Yet, other than the federal government, which has realized a net gain of 234,300...