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  • Outsourcing creates jobs in the long run

    03/05/2016 8:09:09 AM PST · by syriacus · 63 replies
    We hear terrible things about outsourcing jobs--how sending work outside of our companies is contributing to the demise of American businesses. But in this instance I have to take the unpopular stance that it is not always a terrible thing. I understand that outsourcing means that employees lose jobs. Because work is often outsourced to other countries, it means Americans lose jobs. In other cases, nonunion employees get the work. Losing jobs is never a good thing, but we have to look at the bigger picture. Last year, Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Lawrence R. Klein, the founder of Wharton Econometric...
  • Argentina: The World’s Most Anti-American Country?

    09/24/2015 11:09:57 AM PDT · by syriacus · 27 replies
    The Argentine Post ^ | November 28th, 2007 | unknown
    [snip] according to a poll by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and, Argentina leads the list of countries that distrust the U.S. and its role in world affairs. [snip]
  • REPORT: Mitt Romney Proposed Charging A Fee For Being Mentally Retarded

    04/02/2012 11:02:09 PM PDT · by syriacus · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    It is pretty well-known among political junkies that Mitt Romney imposed a lot of new fees in Massachusetts to balance the budget without raising taxes. But what is not well known is how crazy and offensive these fees could be. Here are the two craziest we could find: Romney Charged A Fee For Being Blind.[snip] Romney Also Proposed Imposing A Fee On The Mentally Retarded
  • Romney Thanks Ted Kennedy for Collaboration on Health Care Reform [YouTube]

    03/05/2012 4:46:00 AM PST · by syriacus · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 23, 2007 | Veracifier
    At signing of RomneyCare Romney thanked Ted Kennedy for "collaboration" on health care reform [1:32 video]
  • Couldn't occupiers really annoy the rich by occupying places like Martha's Vineyard? [bOWSers]

    11/18/2011 4:22:29 AM PST · by syriacus · 21 replies
    11/17/2011 | syriacus
    I know it's off-season, but it seems likely that dozens of law-breaking occupiers could grab AND MAINTAIN the attention of the rich if they camped out at places like Martha's Vineyard.The rich would be concerned for their vacation homes 24/7. When they wreak havoc in business districts, bOWSers* are inconveniencing the middle class and the poor, not the super rich.*bOWSers = packs of mangey, untrained critters who follow after schoolchildren, attack police, spread disease, defecate in public.
  • Plot thickens around NRA, Dick Marriott, Mitt Romney and NOW Sharon Bialek

    11/07/2011 8:55:39 PM PST · by syriacus · 11 replies
    11/7/2011 | syriacus
    Bialek was fired from NRAEF.(NRA Educational Fund) Two earlier FR threads discuss multiple connections between Romney and Dick Marriott and between Dick Marriott and NRA. One thread mentions the fact that Dick Marriott, former head of NRA, hosts tournaments for NRA funds and has participated in a tournament which benefits NRAEF. A google search ( shows that Dick Marriott was awarded recognition by the NRAEF in the past.
  • Romney buddy, Dick Marriott, maintains connections with NRA

    11/05/2011 5:27:55 AM PDT · by syriacus · 22 replies
    various | November 5, 2011 | Syriacus
    This is a collection of links to bolster my contention that Dick Marriott, former treasurer and former head of the National Restaurant Association, maintains connections with the NRA. I apologize for the the sporadic way in which I will be posting links. I am baby-sitting for my adorable grandson and will be cooking for guests today. Dick Marriott is a close friend of Mitt Rommey, who is named after Dick's father, J. Willard Marriott.
  • Romney resigns from Marriott board ( tied to Natl Rest. Association, Dick Marriott)

    11/02/2011 12:09:38 PM PDT · by syriacus · 138 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 12, 2011 | by Stephanie Vallejo
    "WASHINGTON – Former Governor Mitt Romney resigned today from the board of directors of Marriott International, potentially another sign of his preparations for another presidential run. Romney, who served on Marriott’s board for 10 years before resigning to run for governor in 2002, rejoined the board in January 2009.
  • Spine & Joint Center Offers New Stem Cell Treatment Options for Chronic Joint Problems

    08/20/2011 7:44:02 AM PDT · by syriacus · 6 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | June 23, 2011 | Spine and Joint center
    A Bergen County, New Jersey pain management and spine clinic is reporting excellent results with non-embryonic adult stem cell injection therapy HACKENSACK, N.J., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A spine clinic Bergen County recognized as a leader in pain management and orthopedic treatments is now offering a revolutionary treatment for individuals with chronic joint problems using the patient's own stem cells. Performed at Spine & Joint Center by Dr. Damon Noto, the treatment utilizes adult stem cells harvested from the patient's own fat cells (not controversial embryonic stem cells), which are then injected into the injured joint to help stimulate...
  • In the Case of Bruno Bettelheim [Obama's U of C failed to verify Bettelheim's claims)

    03/17/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT · by syriacus · 13 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | June/July 1997 | Molly Finn
    "This is surely not the first time audacity has propelled someone into a place or profession for which he is not qualified. But I cannot think of another case in which so many prominent people connived in the deception. Nowhere along the way did anyone publicly question, much less expose, Bettelheim's self-promoting claims. Had these claims served only to massage his ego or accelerate the development of his career, they would have done little harm. But Bettelheim used his growing reputation and authority to strike out at large groups of people, causing serious harm and anguish."
  • What would have happened, if Gabby's assistants had guns and knew how to use them?

    01/15/2011 7:53:21 AM PST · by syriacus · 45 replies
    Would there have been fewer victims? Was there an opportunity to stop the shooter?
  • Giffords Becomes More Spontaneous as Sedation Is Reduced [Yesterday afternoon's news conference]

    01/13/2011 6:09:36 AM PST · by syriacus · 4 replies
    MedScape Today ^ | January 12, 2011 | Nancy A. Melville
    According to trauma surgeon Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, Giffords was showing continued improvement as her sedation was substantially reduced...""We've really been able to reduce her sedation and as a result she has become more and more spontaneous,"...""She is now able to even feel her wounds herself. She can fix her gown and make very specific movements, so she is making tremendous progress."
  • When will media go after sex-abuser doctors?

    12/23/2010 2:58:01 AM PST · by syriacus · 5 replies · 1+ views
    12/23/2010 | syriacus
    Buddhist monks and Catholic priests aren't the only abusers You can find lots of individual news stories about abusive physicians. Sexual Predator Doctor In Virginia Gets Slap On The Wrist - And Is Still Practicing Piedmont Doctor In Sexual Predator Sting Sentence Doctor Who Is Registered Sexual Predator Accused Again What do you do with sexual predators? (A Navy doctor pleaded guilty) But where are the large-scale exposes? Here’s a yahoo search to get the journalists started;_ylt=A0oG7hiOIxNN8xUB58hXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGFvAzAEZnIDbW96MzUEaG9zdHB2aWQDYWtUQkJFb0c3djc4VUJYQVNsWXVBQVF4UlhvdUtVMFRJNDRBQ3VSOQRuX2dwcwMwBG5fdnBzAzAEb3JpZ2luA3NycARxdWVyeQNkb2N0b3JzIHNleCBhYnVzZQRzYW8DMQR2dGVzdGlkA0g0NjU-?p=doctors+sex+abuse&fr2=sb-top&fr=moz35
  • If the draft is reinstated, being gay will not be grounds for a deferment?

    12/20/2010 8:02:26 AM PST · by syriacus · 37 replies
    12/20/2010 | syriacus
    If I recall correctly, gays were classified 4F during previous military drafts. In the event that the draft is brought back, what will happen to gays who do not want to serve? Michelle Obama wants American children to lose weight so that they can be inducted. Could it be, that Obama also wants to enlarge the pool of possible inductees?
  • Battle of Mohacs, August 29, 1526 [Suleiman, Ottomans defeat Hungarians on this date]

    08/29/2010 9:59:43 AM PDT · by syriacus · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 4, 2010 | Callistrid
    Ultimate result -- 150 years of Turkish rule of Hungary
  • Intersections Statement on Recent Hate Crime [Cabbie Stabber was a member]

    08/26/2010 9:14:15 AM PDT · by syriacus · 30 replies
    Intersections International Web Site ^ | August 25, 2010 | Intersections
    We at Intersections are deeply saddened by the stabbing incident on Tuesday evening, perpetrated against a Muslim New York City cab driver. Our earnest prayers are extended to the victim, Mr. Ahmed Sharif, for a full and speedy recovery. There is no place in this city, or anywhere else, for such senseless acts of violence. We are further saddened that the person charged with this crime, Michael Enright, has been a volunteer with Intersections for the past year. Mike’s work with us was generous and responsible. He shared our vision for a diverse and peaceful world and our prayers go...
  • Governor Jindal: Glad President Came to LA; ...But Still No Money for Sand Booming Work

    06/07/2010 4:48:33 AM PDT · by syriacus · 24 replies · 33+ views web pages ^ | June 4, 2010 | Office of Governor of Louisiana
    “We are moving forward with or without BP. We gave them two choices – they can either send us a check, get out of the way and let us start this work, or they can sign a contract and do it themselves. We are going ahead without them. Last night, we met with Admiral Allen and he said he feels like he is making progress in getting BP to actually pay for this work. To date, BP has done a great job in sending us press releases and attorneys, but they haven’t sent us any money to dredge.”
  • Has Obama declared a state of emergency for Louisiana?

    06/06/2010 2:39:27 PM PDT · by syriacus · 19 replies · 387+ views
    6/6/2010 | syriacus
    I've been looking for mention of Obama having declared a Federal state of emergency for Louisiana.I've read that particular parishes and the state of Louisiana have declared states of emergency, but can't find any mention of Obama releasing federal funds to Louisiana.Bush released funds two days before Katrina struck.
  • [Flashback to 2005] Oil Spill Recovery 95 Percent Complete In Louisiana

    05/25/2010 10:13:59 AM PDT · by syriacus · 9 replies · 536+ views
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are coordinating with other federal, state and local agencies to clean up and reduce the environmental impact of the oil spills in Louisiana. Just two months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita spilled more than nine million gallons of oil, the oil recovery effort is now 95 percent complete according to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
  • Know any good songs for scouts to sing to welcome troops home?

    05/23/2010 8:27:25 AM PDT · by syriacus · 20 replies · 384+ views
    My niece is bringing scouts to a base today