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  • America is running out of jobs. It's time for a universal basic income.

    09/09/2014 11:43:55 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 192 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/09/2014 | Ryan Cooper
    The politics of a guaranteed income get a lot easier when you acknowledge that the U.S. is no longer the land of opportunity ... However, there are other trends that may be interacting with and exacerbating this original sin. Automation and globalization had already largely hollowed out America's manufacturing employment base; most jobs created during this "recovery" have been in crappy low-wage work. And when one takes automation to its obvious logical end, it's hard not to conclude that robots will soon be putting just about everyone out of a job. ... As someone with a nice, stimulating job, I...
  • 'I thought my e-cigarette was a miracle. Turns out, I was smoking the equivalent of 40-a-day'

    09/04/2014 12:28:39 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 108 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Rachael Lloyd
    When Rachael Lloyd took up vaping, she thought she'd stumbled across a miracle alternative to smoking. Little did she know, her e-cigarette wasn't quite as guilt-free as she'd assumed - as the World Health Organisation is now starting to realise ... Two days later I scurried to my doctor for a second opinion. She asked exactly how much vapour I was consuming per hour. “Up to forty inhalations an hour on a particularly stressful day,” I admitted. According to her, I was inhaling the equivalent of 40 fags a day – at least in terms of nicotine. There was no...
  • Ron Paul On Ebola: 'Governments Deceive Us'

    08/14/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies
    Business insider ^ | AUG. 14, 2014, 8:34 AM | COLIN CAMPBELL
    ... Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) thinks the threat of the Ebola virus very well may be a government plan to "deceive" the public. "I do know that governments deceive us and sometimes they hype things. I don't think we are going to see in the next year a horrendous breakout of Ebola in this country," Paul said in a recent video on the topic, according to a press release sent out Thursday morning by his "Voices of Liberty" project. Paul, "a former physician," offered the chemical DDT as a "viable alternative for treatment," as the release...
  • NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

    08/01/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 95 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 1, 2014 | Carl Franzen
    If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months 7 inShare NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a conference in Cleveland, Ohio, scientists with NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories in Houston, Texas, presented a paper indicating they had achieved a small amount of thrust from a container that had no traditional fuels, only microwaves, bouncing around inside it. If the results can be...
  • 4 Ways Obama Can Reform Immigration By Himself

    07/01/2014 12:31:23 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 27 replies
    New Republic ^ | 06/30/2014 ? | Danny Vinik
    resident Barack Obama is done waiting. After a year spent hoping that Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans would pass immigration reform—and following a conversation with Boehner confirming that the House would not act this year—Obama on Monday set in motion the machinery for acting on his own. Specifically, he instructed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to give him recommendations, by the end of the summer, for executive actions he can take on immigration reform. But what could those actions look like? Here’s a quick rundown:
  • The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes

    CalTech astronomer Fritz Zwicky was the first to conceive of dark matter, supernovas and neutron stars. He also had a theory about colonizing the solar system using nuclear bombs. We could terraform other planets, he argued, by pulverizing them and then moving them closer or further from the sun. ...
  • FEDERAL POLICY ENABLING 'DEADLY SUPERBUGS'

    05/12/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 2 replies
    WND ^ | 5/11/2014 | GREG COROMBOS
    ... The good news, according to Goldberg, is that this isn’t a hard threat to combat, but he said there are unnecessary hurdles blocking an effective response and putting lives in danger. “We need to take the chains off companies that would otherwise develop antibiotics but aren’t because it’s too expensive or too complicated to do so,” said Goldberg, who then elaborated on the federally imposed hurdles facing drug makers. ... So what needs to happen to relax federal restraints on drug makers? ...
  • Minimum Wage Approaches Likely Senate Rejection

    04/28/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    abcnews ^ | 4/28/147 | ALAN FRAM Associated Press
    ... And now, a bill by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, boosting today's $7.25 hourly minimum in three steps until it hits $10.10 as soon as 2016. His minimum wage bill is widely expected to join that list Wednesday, when the Senate seems poised to vote on it. Though it should win backing from nearly all of the 53 Democrats and two Democratic-leaning independents, few if any Republicans are expected to join them, leaving them shy of the needed 60 votes. ...
  • Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

    04/24/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 57 replies
    yahoo News ^ | 4/23/2014 | Kerry Sheridan | AFP
    Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association raises new concerns about the safety of marijuana, just as many parts of the world are relaxing laws on its use and medicinal marijuana is gaining popularity for treating certain health conditions. ...
  • Woman Killed During 13-Minute 911 Call (Killer on Pot)

    04/17/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies
    newser.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    ... Kristine, 44, told a 911 operator that Richard, 47, was hallucinating, scaring their three kids, and asking to be killed; she said he may have consumed edible marijuana and that their gun was locked in a safe, 9News reports. At 9:32pm, dispatchers reported domestic violence to two officers, adding that Richard had been smoking marijuana, the Post reports. ...
  • Study: Moms on antidepressants risk having autistic baby boys

    04/14/2014 6:13:56 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | DAVID KUPELIAN
    '1st trimester SSRI exposure was associated with more than a 300% increased risk' ... At the same time, 11 percent of all Americans 12-and-over are taking SSRI antidepressants, including an astonishing 23 percent – almost one in four – of women in their 40s and 50s, and between 7 and 13 percent of all pregnant women in the U.S. ... Specifically, the research team determined that male children with autism disorders were almost three times as likely to have experienced prenatal exposure to antidepressants, when compared with boys with normal development. The finding regarding autistic boys was even more pronounced...
  • Reid smelling anything but rosy in ranch fight

    04/13/2014 7:25:31 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 30 replies
    WND.com ^ | 4/12/14 | JEROME R. CORSI
    Desert showdown blows lid off long-standing plans with Chinese ... On Jan. 20, 2013, WND warned Chinese government-backed economists were proposing a plan to allow Chinese corporations to set up “development zones” in the United States as part of a plan proposed by the Chinese government to convert into equity the more than $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury debt owned by the Chinese government. ... By allowing China to have equity interests in U.S. oil and natural gas production, the Obama administration reversed a policy of the Bush administration that in 2005 blocked China on grounds of national security concerns...
  • CHINESE DELIVERY OF FAKE PHARMACEUTICALS UNCOVERED

    04/11/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/10/2014 | BOB UNRUH
    Millions of fake pills from China, some with no active ingredients and others with the wrong contents, have been uncovered and confiscated by customs officers in France. ... “Drug research in China has fallen under a cloud since 2006 because 13 of the top 20 global drug makers have set up research and development centers in China. Yes, it’s cheaper to do research there, but, as one auditor said, ‘with cheaper research comes greater risk,’” she wrote. ... There also are whole factories in China with up to 15,000 people employed for the purpose of counterfeiting products.
  • Does Marijuana Induce Psychosis?

    04/09/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 115 replies
    Mainstreet.com ^ | April 09, 2014 | Al Lewis
    DENVER (MainStreet) — It's something Colorado's legalized marijuana industry did not want to see: a college student tried a cannabis edible product and inexplicably jumped to his death. ... "There is a groundswell building to repeal it," he said. "It's going to continue to lose support because there are going to be more harms coming from it, large and small." ... "Increasingly, we are contacted by parents, desperate to learn more," he writes on his blog. "Their typical and tragic messages go something like this: "We never knew. We thought marijuana wasn't even addictive and that it was less harmful...
  • Now U.S. copper mines under attack

    03/31/2014 7:22:43 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 51 replies
    WND.com ^ | 07/13/2013 | WND Radio
    80 billion lbs. of metal could 'wipe out American import dependency' On the heels of the Obama administration clamping down on oil and gas exploration and President Obama declaring what many consider to be a war on coal, environmental groups are now urging the government to deny exploration of the world’s largest known copper reserve before the permitting process even begins. ... “When a mining project goes into the permitting process, there are local avenues for some of the permits; there are state avenues for some of the permits and federal as well,” McGroarty said. “So it’s multi-layered, and it...
  • Who Gets Sued When Your Robot Car Crashes?

    03/25/2014 5:48:48 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 25, 2014 | Alex Brown
    Autonomous vehicles will save thousands of lives. But what about the ones they take? Robot cars will save lots of lives, but they'll also open up some tricky liability issues. You are a terrible driver. By human standards, you might be pretty good, but you'll never be able to match the reaction time, 360-degree monitoring, and prescient awareness autonomous vehicles will soon provide. By almost any estimate, taking the wheel out of the hands of human drivers—when the technology is ready—will save thousands of lives. "Human beings just aren't that great as drivers," said Rand's James Anderson. Driverless cars "could...
  • Trump Wows CPAC: Says Putin 'Toying With Obama'

    03/06/2014 5:28:05 PM PST · by DannyTN · 54 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 06:52 PM | Todd Beamon
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump ditched the teleprompter at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and received huge ovations as he slammed President Barack Obama's leadership both at home and abroad. "We have so many problems — and we have so little leadership," Trump said at the session in suburban Washington. "It's all about the leadership." He cited China's move this week to devalue its currency against the American dollar, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin's assault on Ukraine as examples of the United States' decline as a world power. "The reason why they're doing it is because our...
  • Back to Work

    12/06/2013 11:06:51 AM PST · by DannyTN · 1 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | MICHAEL R. STRAIN
    Long-term unemployment is a serious problem. Liberals don’t have an answer. Conservatives can do better. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee wrote a letter on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican and Ways and Means chairman, urging him to devote some committee time to extending federal unemployment benefits. At issue is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, enacted in 2008 to offer qualifying unemployed workers benefits above and beyond what are available during normal economic times. Typically, the federal-state Unemployment Insurance (UI) system offers 26 weeks of benefits to qualifying unemployed workers. Given the...
  • U.S. Liquidating Its Best Companies

    08/15/2013 11:12:03 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 86 replies
    Economy in Crisis ^ | June 29, 2013 | Thomas Heffner
    A country that produces nothing produces no wealth. The companies within a country are that country’s wealth producers. We allow our companies to be snatched up by foreign competitors on the open stock market. Over 16,000 of our best wealth producing companies have been auctioned off, and the U.S. has no authoritative government agency prohibiting the Great American Sell-off. Of course there is the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), but it merely serves as a rubber stamp with no actual authority. CFIUS was created as an interagency committee to oversee national security implications of foreign investments...
  • There’s No Such Thing As Free Trade

    08/06/2013 3:56:41 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 34 replies
    The Connecticut Patriot ^ | Spring 200 3 Vol. 1 , No . 4 | Paul Streitz
    The Illusion of Free Trade“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” says Milton Friedman, economist and Noble Prize winner. Nevertheless, Milton Friedman is the most prominent champion of “free” trade and it is difficult to find any economist1 that disagrees. His position is very straight forward: Our market is open to you without tariffs or other restrictions. Sell here what you can and wish to. Buy whatever you can and wish to. In that way cooperation among individuals can be worldwide and free.2 Friedman sees this as way to open markets and at the same time eliminate foreign aid...
  • 101 Years Later, Milton Friedman is Still Wrong

    08/06/2013 10:21:57 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 109 replies
    Policymic.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Sean McElwee
    Wednesday was the 101st anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birth, and it will be widely celebrated among the vast number of Americans who march in Tea Parties and wear tricorner hats in public. He will be hailed by the vast number of “libertarian populists” now burgeoning within the Republican ranks. But the new “libertarian populism” is increasingly at odds with the possibility of a shared future. Libertarian populists love markets. One of their favorite proposals is privatization: If there is a problem, they look to markets to solve it. Milton Friedman wrote, “The most important single central fact about a free...
  • Travon attacked Zimmerman in revenge busting neighborhood laptop thief (speculation)

    07/17/2013 9:07:51 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 74 replies
    DannyTN | 07/17/03 | DannyTN
    <p>So why would Trayvon attack someone he assumed was security? Because Zimmerman had reported two kids peering into the windows of homes. And there was a break in and police arrested one of the kids and found a stolen laptop in the kid's backpack. Zimmerman identified the kid as one of the two peering into windows.</p>
  • Huelskamp: 'It's Not Over' - Constitutional Amendment Would Restore Gay Marriage Ban

    06/27/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 43 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 10:25 AM | Lisa Barron
    A constitutional amendment restoring the Defense of Marriage Act, to be introduced by Rep. Tim Huelskamp, likely would reignite the debate over same-sex marriage. The Kansas Republican said he plans to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment to restore DOMA, which was struck down by the Supreme Court this week.
  • Don't Give up the Boy Scouts without a FIGHT!!!

    06/15/2013 6:33:28 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 96 replies
    DannyTN | 6/15/13 | DannyTN
    I've been advocating leaving the scouts since the vote, but that's the wrong approach. The BSA is worth fighting for. I went last night to the Boxwood Scout Retreat here in Tennessee to pick up my son from a week of scouting. As I looked around at the pristine property on the edge of Old Hickory Lake, and the decades of work it must have taken to build the facilities located there, I realized what a shame it was to give it all up without a fight. The BSA have assets on their books of over $1 billion offset by...
  • Is it time to split the Executive?

    06/08/2013 3:37:28 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 73 replies
    DannyTN | June 8, 2013 | DannyTN
    We've seen examples of the Executive behaving badly in the past, and the checks and balances have held. But never have we seen the extent of bad behavior that this administration has demonstrated. It's refused to enforce laws duly passed by Congress (Immigration, DOMA) It's discriminated in enforcing civil rights laws. (black panthers) It's ignored court orders. It's performed illegal gun running operations. It's used executive order to create law outside of the legislative including laws that were specifically rejected by the legislative branch. It's lied to Congress on multiple occasions. It's engaged in War without Congressional approval and even...
  • Dick Morris: Obama Saved, for Now, By 'Demographics'

    06/06/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 10:06 PM | Dick Morris
    Why does Obama boast an average approval rating of 48 percent when he scores terribly on each issue he is now handling? Here’s the rundown in the latest Bloomberg News poll: ... The answer is, of course, demographics. African-Americans, Latinos, gays, students, and single white women are so frightened of a world without Obama and so alienated from Republicans that they dare not give the president overall negative ratings. Will they ever? Yes. When the scandals reach the point where they cannot avoid it and when the Republicans stop alienating these groups. Immigration reform will the first break in the...
  • VATs used to Accomplish Same Goals as Currency Devaluation

    05/09/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 102 replies
    Tradereform.org ^ | 04/29/2013 | Michael Stumo
    <p>The VAT is used as a trade strategy to accomplish the same benefits as currency devaluation. The VAT strategy is called “fiscal devaluation” and I’ll explain it at the bottom. It took me three years to understand the power of the VAT in trade strategy, so I understand why it takes others a while to think through it. But the price differential result (as between domestic and imported products) is substantial. And we need it to neutralize what other countries have done.</p>
  • The Ignorance of the Professors: the Case of Ron Boudreaux

    05/09/2013 12:25:59 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 3 replies
    Tradereform.org ^ | 01/03/2013 | Ian Fisher
    Like most academics, professors of economics are not generally stupid people, IQ-wise. But they do have a remarkable ability to lose sight of basic realities. I’ve seen this over and over again. I just had an extended e-mail exchange with one Ron Boudreaux, a professor of economics at George Mason University, about the trade deficit. Now I’m not going to offer any comment on it, and will just let the reader judge for himself who’s right in the back-and-forth below. (Feel free to post a comment or e-mail me if you think I was mistaken.) ************* Dear Mr. Fletcher: I...
  • Milton Friedman's Smoot-Hawley Lie

    05/09/2013 10:00:37 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 126 replies
    Magic-City-News.com ^ | Mar 20, 2010 | Paul Streitz
    The Smoot-Hawley tariff passed in 1931 is the silver bullet of Free Trade advocates. All other arguments do not matter for them because they say the Smoot-Hawley tariffs either were part of the cause of the Great Depression or were responsible for continuing the depression by reducing international trade. This reasoning does not hold up to close inspection. Smoot-Hawley did not cause the Great Depression, nor did it extend the Depression. ... In general, the statistical arguments made by current Free Traders are deceptions. They generally say something like, "the United States economy grew after NAFTA." That may be true,...
  • American Energy Independence Is A Complete Myth

    05/07/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 158 replies
    BusinessInsider.Com ^ | 05/07/2013 | Rob Wile
    Lots of people think American energy independence is within reach thanks to our shale boom. ... It's been a long time since producing all your own oil actually made you independent. We spent 40 years transforming global markets so they were integrated and flexible, to give us protection from the vagaries of global oil production, and one of the side effects is we're now part of that, even if we produce all our own oil. ...
  • Falling Gold Is a Good Thing: There Is No End-of-the-World Scenario Here

    04/16/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 24 replies
    Moneynews.com ^ | Monday, 15 Apr 2013 05:15 PM | Larry Kudlow
    In the last two days gold has plunged so deep that it’s being called the worst drop — at least in percentage terms — in 30 years. That brings us back to the early Reagan period, when falling gold was regarded as a good thing. ... The reality is that all those quantitative easing reserves from the Fed never circulated through the economy. Most of them are on deposit at the central bank. And because everyone is still risk-averse, the demand for cash is so high that the turnover, or velocity, of money keeps falling. Last I looked, the M2...
  • Republicans Should Pretend It's Romney's First Day And Act On China

    11/13/2012 2:00:40 PM PST · by DannyTN · 73 replies
    Campaign for America's Future ^ | November 7, 2012 | Dave Johnson
    Romney promised that he would act on China's currency manipulation "on his first day." So Republicans can pretend Romney won, and actually act on China's currency manipulation! If they would actually do what they promised to do we could get a lot a lot of "job creation" going on. Or will they continue to obstruct? China continues to manipulate its currency. It has been getting better but not fast enough. This manipulation keeps the prices of things made in China lower than they should be -- even before taking into account all of the other trade cheating China has been...
  • Obama's ring: 'There is no god but Allah'

    10/09/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 194 replies
    WND.Com ^ | 10/9/2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – As a student at Harvard Law School, then-bachelor Barack Obama’s practice of wearing a gold band on his wedding-ring finger puzzled his colleagues. WND EXCLUSIVE Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couple’s wedding ceremony in 1992. Moreover, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada:...
  • Full Text of Obama's Speech to the UN -- Update: Video Added

    09/25/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 10 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | 9/25/2012 | Justin Green
    Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman: I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens. Chris was born in a town called Grass Valley, California, the son of a lawyer and a musician. As a young man, Chris joined the Peace Corps, and taught English in Morocco. He came to love and respect the people of North Africa and the Middle East, and he would carry that commitment throughout his life. As a diplomat, he worked from Egypt to Syria; from Saudi Arabia to Libya. He was known for walking the...
  • Cannabis smoking 'permanently lowers IQ'

    08/27/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 147 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:00PM BST 27 Jul 2012 | By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study.
  • Trump Declines Prime Time GOP Convention Speech

    08/09/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, 09 Aug 2012 12:56 PM | Jim Meyers
    Donald Trump has declined an offer to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention, sources with knowledge of convention plans tell Newsmax. But Newsmax has learned that the billionaire businessman has been asked to give a big “surprise” at the convention in Tampa, Fla., which begins on Aug. 27.
  • f Bain Capital Is So Evil Why Did Obama and All These Democrats Take Their Donations?

    07/18/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 7 replies
    "The Lid" ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | "The Lid"
    If you believe the Democratic Party, Bain Capital is nothing but a bunch of vampire capitalists. They outsource jobs to other countries, close steel mills and take lollypops from little babies. According to Open Secrets, during the present election cycle these Democratic Party candidates took a total of $340,750 from Bain, its lobbyists and employees. Even the Obama re-election campaign took money from Bain Capital. So if the Democrats believe Bain is so evil, why are these candidates taking their money? Note: The Barack Obama contributions are not from open secrets but directly from the FEC here and here. Candidate...
  • This Chart Busts The Myth That Entitlements Destroy Growth

    07/11/2012 1:20:10 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 110 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 11, 2012, 11:23 AM | Matthew O'Brien
    ...The chart below compares average social spending with adjusted per capita GDP growth since 2000. ...
  • 'The Avengers' affirms, 'There is only 1 God'

    05/06/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 49 replies
    www.wnd.com ^ | 5/5/2012 | Drew Zahn
    “The Avengers” is one of the few movies that actually exceeds its hype (did the marketers purposefully hide how good this film is to build word of mouth later?) and is not only one of the most entertaining films of 2012 thus far, but may be the most enjoyable summer blockbuster I’ve seen in years.
  • Legalized Drugs: Dumber Than You May Think

    05/01/2012 1:09:31 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 47 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2012 | JOHN P. WALTERS
    May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32 • By JOHN P. WALTERS Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts Even smart people make mistakes;sometimes surprisingly large ones. A current example is drug legalization, which way too many smart people consider a good idea. They offer three bad arguments. First, they contend, “the drug war has failed” despite years of effort we have been unable to reduce the drug problem. Actually, as imperfect as surveys may be, they present overwhelming evidence that the drug problem is growing smaller and has fallen in response to known, effective measures. Americans use illegal...
  • Goode draws distinction on spending and immigration between himself and the two liberals. (My Title)

    04/26/2012 11:26:13 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 7 replies
    Picture I am honored to be the nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2012 election. I offer a real difference from Romney and Obama. I want a balanced budget sooner and not five to ten years in the future. I favor measures that will secure our borders and end illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration. Unlike Obama and Romney, I have called for an almost complete moratorium for green card admissions into this Country while our unemployment rate is so high. Both Obama and Romney have run from taking this much needed step. Last year there were approximately 1.2...
  • Goode makes complete ass of self (for rejecting Koran)

    04/23/2012 11:19:11 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 20 replies
    c-ville Charlottesville News and Art ^ | 12/19/2006 | ERIKA HOWSARE
    Goode makes complete ass of self Anti-Muslim letter goes out to hundreds - not all are amused BY ERIKA HOWSARE Our congressman, Virgil Goode, stands by his anti-Islamic rhetoric: "...If American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. Follow-up Appended Brace yourself for the following letter, shared with C-VILLE by John Cruickshank, chair of the local Sierra Club chapter. Representative Virgil Goode (www.house.gov/goode) told us, through his press secretary, “I wrote the letter. I think it speaks for...
  • Laurie Roth vies for Constitution Party nomination for president

    04/20/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 7 replies
    Tbe spokesman-review ^ | 4/20/12 | Jim Camden
    http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/spincontrol/2012/apr/20/laurie-roth-vies-constitution-party-nomination-president/
  • Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican'

    03/23/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 22, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Ann Romney, Mitt Romney Ann and Mitt Romney (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (CNSNews.com) - Mitt and Ann Romney "didn't know a single Republican" before Romney decided in late 1993 to seek the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts, Mrs. Romney told the Los Angeles Times in a story that was published on Oct. 7, 1994 and that is available now on the Times' website.
  • Santorum Takes 18-Point Lead Over Romney in Tennessee

    02/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PST · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 01:40 PM | Henry J. Reske
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has moved into an 18-point lead over rival Mitt Romney in Tennessee. Registered likely and early voters favored the former Pennsylvania senator over the former Massachusetts governor 38 to 20 percent, a poll by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions found. Read more on Newsmax.com
  • Show Me Santorum

    02/01/2012 9:56:09 AM PST · by DannyTN · 60 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Show Me Santorum 10:43 AM, Feb 1, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    In Missouri, where the next Republican primary will take place (next Tuesday), a new poll by PPP shows Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney by 11 percentage points — 45 to 34 percent — while Ron Paul has 13 percent support. Newt Gingrich isn’t on the ballot in Missouri, so the Show Me State offers a prime opening for Santorum to build on his earlier victory in neighboring Iowa. ...
  • Thompson: GOP Achieved What It Wanted — Now Don't Push It

    07/27/2011 1:59:48 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 47 replies
    newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 12:40 PM | Jim Meyers
    reaking News: Dow Plunges Nearly 200 Points on Debt Ceiling Fears. Home | Headline Tags: Barack Obama | Economic Crisis | 2012 President Race | 2012 GOP Primary | Thompson | Debt | GOP Thompson: GOP Achieved What It Wanted — Now Don't Push It Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 12:40 PM By Jim Meyers Share: More . . . A A | Email Us | Print | Forward Article Tweet Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson says Republicans have clearly won the battle over deficit reduction and the debt ceiling and should now “accept a well-won victory and move on.” In...
  • There's Something Wrong With This Vision Of A Low Cost Shale Gas Future

    06/19/2011 9:16:04 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Jun 19, 2011 | Kurt Cobb, Oil Price.com
    Can We Believe Everything We've Heard About Shale Gas Newly accessible natural gas from deep shale deposits around the world has been touted as a solution to everything from oil dependence to climate change. But our actual experience with shale gas extraction is telling another story. The natural gas industry would like you to believe that newly accessible gas previously locked away in deep shale deposits is set to make natural gas the dominant fuel of the 21st century. ... Read more: http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Can-We-Believe-Everything-Weve-Heard-About-Shale-Gas.html#ixzz1Pmki0cwK
  • Sugar Farmers Sue Corn Processors for Falsely Marketing High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    05/22/2011 1:27:43 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 30 replies
    Imperial Sugar Company | Apr 29, 2011 | Imperial Sugar Company
    American sugar farmers and refiners have filed a suit to stop big corn processors from marketing high-fructose corn syrup as a “natural” product equivalent to real sugar. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Western Sugar Cooperative, Michigan Sugar Company and C & H Sugar Company, Inc., charges that the “corn sugar” branding campaign financed by the corn refining industry’s giant companies constitutes false advertising under federal and state law. The processors’ campaign was launched as a way to thwart declining sales of high-fructose corn syrup, or “HFCS.” Companies named as defendants include Archer Daniels Midland...
  • 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You

    05/22/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 153 replies
    IF YOU CAN’T CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM. —Harry Truman The current media debate about the benefits (or lack of harm) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet misses the obvious. The average American increased their consumption of HFCS (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds per person per year. During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. Not perhaps the only cause, but a fact that cannot be ignored. Doubt and confusion are the currency of deception, and they sow...