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  • The DOJ's Mugging Of Apple Reminds Us That Antitrust Is Theft

    04/19/2012 7:30:51 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 36 replies
    Forbes on Line ^ | April 19, 2012 | Wendy Milling
    The DOJ's Mugging Of Apple Reminds Us That Antitrust Is TheftThe government should not interfere in any pricing or offering, even if a company outright colludes with competitors to set a price. Market participants have a right to offer their goods and services at whatever price they wish, and they should be free to determine that price however they wish. Some sort of twisted resentment at companies for deliberately trying to get the most money from a deal is not a valid basis for outlawing their activity. No one is forcing anyone to buy their products. Those who do not...
  • Unemployment and inflation

    04/23/2011 3:48:35 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 23, 2011 | Fox News
    This 8 minute segment was on Fox news around 9 am April 23, The program "The Cost of Freedom, Cashin' In." Discussion of the real inflation vs the government numbers, as well as what is actually happenning with rising prices, particularly on food and energy, which the government ignores. Unfortunately, we the consumer can't ignore them while trying to find a job.Note specially the response by the doofus Stephane Fitch to the statement that the average citizen has less money to spend today after dealing with skyrocketing energy and food costs.Why does the Government exclude basic Universal needs from the...
  • White House Rates Budget Failures

    12/01/2010 11:28:12 AM PST · by Publius6961 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2010 9:40am PST | Fox News
    On Fox "What's Happening" 10/01/2010 (9:45 am Pst) There was a report about the White House Rating hundreds of government programs that are failures by any measure. The programs are rated from 0% to 100% effectiveness. One of them increased from $660,000 to $147,000,000 in ten years! and it has a rating of 8% (!) Most rational taxpayers would rate anything under 50% as a failure, a waste of money and the reason why the country is bankrupt and our children and grandchildren will inherit a debt which is literally impossible to pay down. These are all from what is...
  • Obama Still Doesn't Get it

    11/03/2010 10:30:33 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 114 replies
    11-03-2010 | sirius6961
    Obama is speaking right now, and he is either clueless still or insane. The first question asked was not answered. When it was asked again, his reponse was, "that was the first questions; we will have others." WTF?He is either insane or lobotomized.Does he believe we will stop asking, or allow him to keep changing the subject? He is going on and on, filibustering the question-answer period to limit having to hear the HARD QUESTIONS HE REFUSES TO ANSWER.Thoughts?
  • Rare Opportunity for Star trak Fans

    12/05/2009 7:44:54 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 25 replies · 814+ views
    The Dish programming ^ | December 5, 2009 | self
    A rare opportunity for Star Trek fans to record "Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home. This is my personal favorite Star Trek movie and, as far as I know, unavailable on DVD. I have looked. It is on right now, to be repeated at 11 pm, PDT on CH HDNMV, Ch 383 on The Dish Satellite TV service. Enjoy!
  • Manhattan U.S. attorney filing seeks forfeiture

    11/12/2009 6:05:17 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 4 replies · 457+ views
    Web page ^ | 11/12/2009 | Sacramento Bee
    In addition to the Building, the amended complaint seeks forfeiture of all other assets of the Alavi Foundation and Assa Corporation, including bank accounts owned by 650 Fifth Avenue Company, the Alavi Foundation, and Assa Corporation; and real properties owned by the Alavi Foundation in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Texas and California.
  • Sign the Petition HR 615

    11/06/2009 9:15:53 AM PST · by Publius6961 · 6 replies · 469+ views
    Congressman John Fleming ^ | November 6, 2009 | Email
    Subject: HR 615 On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment, courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn, which would require all Members of Congress and their staff members to enroll in any new government-run health plan. Congressman John Fleming has proposed an amendment that would require Congressmen and Senators to take the same health care plan that they would force on us. (Under proposed legislation they are exempt.) Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go to his Website and sign his petition. The process is very simple. I have done just that at: Petition LinkSenator...
  • The Expanding Bailout

    07/20/2009 2:13:51 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 3 replies · 373+ views
    email ^ | July 20, 2009 | The business Insider
    The graphic story of the finacial bailout of the last 8 months. Financial Meltdown Bailout
  • [Calif] Legislators hear pleas to fund college programs, financial aid

    06/02/2009 12:14:19 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 2, 2009 | Laurel Rosenhall, Sacramento Bee
    Legislators hear pleas to fund college programs, financial aid By Laurel Rosenhall Published: Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 3A College students, faculty and administrators from up and down California blasted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's education budget proposals in a packed budget conference committee hearing Monday afternoon.Their bottom line: The proposed cuts to California's community colleges and universities will mean fewer students can attend, just as the economy is driving more people to seek education.To help close the $24.3 billion deficit, Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting payments... ...That would leave 118,000 high school seniors who were expecting Cal Grants...
  • Prop. 8 fallout doesn't daunt Ice cream shop's owner

    02/16/2009 8:12:36 AM PST · by Publius6961 · 20 replies · 1,245+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 16, 2009 | Jennifer Garza
    Prop. 8 fallout doesn't daunt Ice cream shop's owner - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee By Jennifer Garza Feb 16, 2009 Sunday morning after church, Alan Leatherby thinks about ice cream.He looks around the Arden Way restaurant as employees gear up for another day at Leatherby's Family Creamery, a Sacramento institution known for its half-gallon banana splits. Leatherby hopes it is a good day.It has been three months since the November election and Leatherby family members still are dealing with the aftermath...p> They've been picketed, employees wearing company sweat shirts have been harassed, angry...
  • Court overturns father's grounding of 12-year-old

    01/12/2009 12:01:24 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 49 replies · 2,164+ views
    AFP ^ | June 18, 2008 | AFP
    (paraphrasing) Girl takes father to court over grounding for breaking family rules, including insisting on visiting forbidden web sites, and posting inappropriate images of herself. Separated mother helps girl take father to court. Female judge overules father's parental authority.
  • Sacramento businesses brace for furloughed workers' absence

    01/11/2009 2:46:15 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 22 replies · 678+ views
    Sacramento (Calif) Bee ^ | Jan 11, 2009 | Dale Kasler
    Sacramento businesses brace for furloughed workers' absence By Dale Kasler dkasler@sacbee.com Published: Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 | Page 18A (Excerpt) Calculating the economic impact is hard, in part because of workers exempt from the furloughs. But it's likely that over 18 months, the impact will come to around $3 billion statewide and $1 billion in greater Sacramento, according to a Bee analysis of figures provided by state officials. Cuts in Calif Govmt Spending Means Huge hit for "Economy"
  • Motorists' habits spur call for tax increases

    01/04/2009 6:43:36 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 28 replies · 958+ views
    Motorists' habits spur call for tax increases By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer http://financecommission.dot.gov/index.htm WASHINGTON - Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs. A federal commission created by Congress to find a way to make up the growing revenue shortfall in the program that funds highway repairs and construction is talking about increasing federal gas and diesel taxes... ... The 15-member National Commission on Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing is the second group in a year to call for increasing...
  • 102 Minutes That Changed America

    09/14/2008 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 16 replies · 548+ views
    The History Channel ^ | Sept 13, 2008 | History channel
    "Due to overwhelming viewer demand, an encore presentation of '102 Minutes that changed America' will have an encore presentation Sunday evening Sept. 14, at 8 pm/7 Central" This was a message displayed Saturday night while watching another program. A prize-winning classinc, not to be missed by any American who lived through those historic 48 hours. The first presentation on 9/11 snuck up on me, and I recorded it. Many others missed it entirely. I am calling family and friends. Highly recommended. History Channel Link
  • Commission freezes lawmakers' pay

    06/10/2008 5:32:10 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 3 replies · 55+ views
    email news update ^ | June 10 | Sacramento Bee, email
    Faced with a multibillion-dollar state budget deficit, California's pay commission opted Tuesday to freeze - not cut - the salaries of lawmakers and top elected officials. "As far as I'm concerned, we didn't send a strong enough message," commission Chairman Charles Murray said after the hourlong meeting at Sacramento City Hall. Nobody argued for a salary increase, but the commission was deeply split over whether to cut pay for the governor, lawmakers and constitutional officers from controller to attorney general.
  • "Cracking the Maya Code"

    04/05/2008 12:16:05 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 18 replies · 670+ views
    Time Line of Decipherment When the Spanish conquered the Maya empire in the 16th century, they forced their new subjects to convert to Christianity and speak and write in Spanish. But long before the Maya used the Roman alphabet, they had created their own rich and elegant script, featuring more than 800 hieroglyphs. Sadly, the glyphs' meanings were lost in the decades following the Conquest. Ever since, scholars have struggled to decode these symbols, pronounce the words they form, and understand the stories they tell. In this time line, follow the centuries-long decipherment, which has only recently reached the point...
  • California middle-class packing up, heading east

    08/26/2006 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 194 replies · 3,729+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 23,2006 | Reuters
    Barring a collapse, ever more Californians will call the state's Central Valley home because homes there are relatively affordable. July's median home price in San Francisco was $771,000, compared with $438,000 in San Joaquin County roughly 60 miles to the east, according to real estate information service DataQuick Information Systems. More...
  • The U.N. WHO Passive Smoke Study Revisited

    04/15/2005 1:46:21 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 18 replies · 1,423+ views
    Web ^ | ~1998 | Dave Hitt
    "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley    Understanding The NumbersStudies Smoking Bans And BusinessesOdds and Ends     The Who Study The World Health Organization's study is a textbook example of the right way to conduct an epidemiological study. Unfortunately for them, it yielded unexpected results. Fact: The World Health Organization conducted a study of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and lung cancer in Europe. Fact: ETS is commonly referred to as Second Hand Smoke (SHS). The two terms are interchangeable. Fact: This was a case control study using a large sample size....
  • Tsunami Program -Discovery Channel

    01/05/2005 7:27:44 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 5 replies · 550+ views
    Cable TV ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | None
    The Discovery Channel has an hour program of the recent tsunami, how it was tracked and how tsunamis develop. It includes much footage of the videos of Dec. 26th. The program began at 8 p.m. PDT, and will be repeated (on the west coast) at 10 pm.
  • BUSH/CHENEY BUMPER STICKERS

    10/08/2004 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 66 replies · 4,263+ views
    myself | today | myself
    HELP! I have been going crazy trying to get Bush/Cheney yard signs and bumper stickers. Neither my city nor my county has a Republican campaign office, or anything else, for that matter (California central Valley) The central national GOP site in DC --- NOTHING The California GOP site --- NOTHING Surely, I reasoned, there must be a site somewhere where they have downloadable graphics to make my own as a last resort.WRONG! I have scanners, a color printer and everything I need except the graphics. Does a kind Freeper have graphics files for bumper stickers and yard signs, or...
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO AIR AMERICA?

    08/05/2004 7:55:28 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 49 replies · 1,775+ views
    Me | Not | Publius6961
    The Air America station on 1240 AM in the Sacramento, CA area seems to have gone AWOL this morning. I listen to it every morning and evening for comic relief. Does anyone have any information as to the possible cause? I sort of miss the mindless comedy...
  • MATH VANITY

    10/20/2003 2:20:00 PM PDT · by Publius6961 · 6 replies · 307+ views
    Request to all technical dweebs out there primarily mathematicians and number theorists about why the following is always true. Start with a 3 or 4 digit number. Scramble the same digits to create a new number. Subtract the smaller number from the larger number. Add all the digits in the answer as many times as necessary to get a single digit. Why does this always work?
  • Rolling Back Radical Islam

    09/16/2002 9:14:22 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Parameters (military publication) ^ | August 2000 | Ralph Peters
      Rolling Back Radical Islam   RALPH PETERS © 2002 Ralph Peters From Parameters, Autumn 2002, pp. 4-16. You cannot win a war if you do not fight, and you cannot win a peace through inattention. In peace and war, the American response to the violent extremism that so damages the Islamic world has been as halting and reactive as it has been reluctant. We simply do not want to get involved more deeply than “necessary.” But Muslim extremists are determined to remain involved with us. We are not at war with Islam. But the most radical elements within the...
  • VOTER INFO

    03/05/2002 12:00:13 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 47+ views
    Being new to the area, I had a need to learn more about candidates and issues. I also did not receive the address of my specific polling place. Answers to both questions and a lot more are available, at least in the Central Valley Area of California, at www.smartvoter.com Vote smart and often...
  • Is Federal Aid Proper?

    01/07/2002 9:15:32 AM PST · by Publius6961 · 5 replies · 129+ views
    Self | Unknown | Self
    About 6 months ago there was an article posted concerning the experience of an American President in the 19th century who while campaigning met with a supporter, a farmer, who convinced him that it was not proper for the Federal government to "help" victims of a huge fire in Washington DC. The essence of the argument was that it's not "government" money and compassion is not a federal role. The Phrase "It's not the Government's Money" may even have been a part of the title.
  • Jane's Report on Osama and The Qaeda

    09/21/2001 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 19 replies · 3,148+ views
    Costa Rica Living Web Site ^ | Copyright 2001 | See report
    To give all a perspective of how international terrorism is organized, funded, and operates. One can use this as model to better understand how events such as those this week can occur without our intelligence agencies knowledge and the depth to which the US must engage if we are truly serious about waging a war against terrorism. Subject: Article on Osama Bin Laden Copyright 2001 Jane's Information Group Limited, All Rights Reserved Jane's Intelligence Review August 1, 2001 BYLINE: Phil Hirschkorn, Rohan Gunaratna, Ed Blanche, and Stefan Leader HIGHLIGHT: During the 1980s, resistance fighters in Afghanistan developed a world-wide recruitment ...