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  • Trump Tax Plan Will Bring Tremendous Movement of Capital and Labor Back to United States

    03/04/2016 1:33:47 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Mar 2016 | John Hayward
    Economist, radio host, and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow appeared on Breitbart News Daily Friday morning to discuss economic issues in the presidential race, including his support for Donald Trump’s economic platform, with some disagreement about the best way to handle unfair Chinese trade practices.
  • Why Is Wealth/Income Inequality Soaring?

    10/23/2015 7:52:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | October 23, 2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If conventional labor and finance capital have lost their scarcity value, then the era in which financialization reaped big profits is ending. Why is wealth/income inequality soaring? The easy answer is of course the infinite greed of Wall Street fat-cats and the politicos they buy/own. But greed can't be the only factor, for greed is hardly unknown in the bottom 90%. The only difference between the guy who took out a liar loan to buy a house he couldn't afford so he could flip it for a fat profit and the mortgage broker who instructed him on how to scam...
  • Russia: Massive Capital Flight Continues

    05/03/2015 11:40:01 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    EurasiaNet ^ | April 30, 2015 - 11:52am | EurasiaNet
    Amid Russia’s economic woes, billions of dollars continue to disappear in offshore havens. The net outflow of capital from Russia reached $32.6 billion during the first quarter of 2015, according to the nation’s Central Bank. The bank is now forecasting that capital flight may reach $131 billion by the end of the year. In reporting first quarter numbers, the Central Bank also upwardly revised the 2014 figure for net capital outflow to $154.1 billion from the previously reported $151.5 billion. That figure marks the highest annual total of capital flight since the Central Bank started tracking the trend back in...
  • The Lee-Rubio tax blueprint

    03/18/2015 12:48:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2015 | Allen West
    Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida have released a blueprint for federal tax reform called “The Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan.” First, we should not embrace the language of progressive socialism in believing tax reform should have as a goal to advance “family fairness.” The plan should simply be entitled “The American Growth and Opportunity Plan.” That said, the Lee-Rubio plan is a great improvement over the current system. For the individual tax structure, the plan introduces a two-tier system to replace the current seven tax brackets. This plan moves America from a...
  • Fed: Foreign banks operating in the US not currently held to same capital standards as US Banks?

    02/24/2015 9:18:50 AM PST · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    CNBC's feed ^ | 02/23/2015 | self
    The questioner (Rep. Richard Shelby, R AL) just asked Mrs. Yellen if foreign banks operating in the US were held to the same capital standards as US banks. She responded [paraphrase] that "we have asked foreign banks to create holding companies in the US to contain their US operations"...Meaning that, apparently, such banks are not held to the same capitalization standards (6 years into the Great Financial Crisis) and have therefore a competitive advantage.
  • ISIS militants less than 2 miles from Baghdad, fierce fighting reported near Iraqi capital

    09/29/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 159 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/29/14 | Dan Friedman , Sasha Goldstein , Corky Siemaszko
    Fierce fighting has gotten closer and closer to Baghdad, with some reports saying the Islamic State is within one mile of the city limits.
  • SHOEBAT: Most prominent spiritual leader in Muslim Brotherhood declares Turkey

    08/20/2014 10:20:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8-20-14 | Walid Shoebat
    Walid Shoebat posted this on Sunday and this is big: Listen up folks. The most prominent spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood is none other than Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi and this Sunday he declared that Turkey is where the Caliphate will be established. In an interview with TV Turkia Qaradawi declared that: “We came to Turkey to assess the Fourth Assembly of the Union of Muslim Scholars in Istanbul, capital of the Islamic Caliphate!”
  • What's wrong with laissez-faire anyway? Piketty's folly.

    06/03/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/3/2014 | Steve Berman
    As a boy, my brother used to keep baseball statistics.  Pages and pages of stats, all kinds of things, stuff that today you can get online.  He also kept track of the greyhounds that raced at the local dog track, again with lots of statistics.  He didn’t bet (actually he was a lead-out who was allergic to the dogs, so he didn’t do it long), but just loved working with numbers. It is only natural that my brother got a degree in Economics.  I minored in Economics myself. Thomas Piketty has a Ph.D. in Economics, and studied Mathematics.  I...
  • Piketty – The Greatest Justification to Just Rob Anyone Who Has more Than You

    06/02/2014 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 30 May 2014 | Martin Armstrong
    We are seeing the most dangerous trend ever. There is an agenda behind the curtain and that is to sustain government at all costs and that includes everything you own. I have warned that either government will move toward a totalitarian state or to real democracy – real Athens style without the career politicians. The latter is possible with civil unrest as we saw in Ukraine. This agenda requires no secret group of sinister corporations, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, or Bildebergs. This is plain old Adam Smith where those in government will never admit they are wrong so the reason they are...
  • As Capital Flees, England Is Texas, and the U.S. Is California

    05/09/2014 6:47:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/08/2014 | Tom Giovanetti
    When Toyota announced that it was moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas, some were surprised, but everyone understood why. Because of its high taxes and regulations, California ranks among the worst states in the nation in which to do business, and a move from California would have an immediate positive impact on Toyota USA's bottom line. And Toyota is only the latest.There are certainly costs involved in moving a business, including disruptions to the lives of its employees. But the migration of businesses from antagonistic states like California and New York to business-friendly states like Texas suggests that,...
  • What is was like watching the botched Oklahoma execution

    05/02/2014 5:10:37 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2014 | Mark Berman
    *** Oklahoma was using a new lethal injection drug for the first time, and the secrecy surrounding the drugs had caused a protracted argument that extended to the state’s courts and lawmakers. Branstetter had been there in January when Michael Wilson was killed with a three-drug mix that had been obtained from a compounding pharmacy. Wilson’s final words, spoken after the injections: “I feel my whole body burning.” So she wanted to go to see what was different this time. At the beginning, the only thing that was different was that the execution was late. At 6:23 p.m., 23 minutes...
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill(Or Something)

    10/03/2013 7:29:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greg Hengler
    Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill Greg Hengler | Oct 03, 2013 Yes, the Hair Tiara went there. VIDEO LINK
  • 'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire, suspect dead

    10/03/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 277 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-3-2013
    'Mass Panic': Car chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Going to D.C. for Fourth of July - What Should We See?

    06/29/2013 3:32:26 PM PDT · by usconservative · 111 replies
    Self ^ | 6/29/2013 | USConservative
    Taking the family to Washington DC for the Fourth of July. We'll be there starting July 2nd through 5th. Staying 2 blocks from White House. (No, I won't say anything remotely smart-ass/smart-alecky here.) I want to see the following: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. #1 on my list is to pay my respects to those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. #2 The National Archives where our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta are all stored. #3 Lincoln Memorial #4 Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Family served in...
  • Can Micro-Finance Save The World?

    12/17/2012 11:11:44 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 4 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 12/17/2012 | Shout Bits
    College students are indoctrinated with a sense of guilt for the US's success, yet it seems they rarely get a sense of what really makes the US exceptional. With a touch of youthful innocence, two college students are producing a documentary based on their experience living in extreme poverty (i.e. subsisting on $1 per day) in the backwaters of Guatemala. Blessedly, their message is not that of Marxism, which is sweeping the region. Instead Mr. Temple and Mr. Ingrasci are students of development finance and evangelists for micro-finance. The students are members of the Whole Planet Foundation, which is also...
  • CHART OF THE DAY: There's No Link Between Capital Gains Tax Rates and GDP

    11/28/2012 11:53:15 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 28, 2012, 8:27 AM | Sam Ro
    The prospect of higher investment tax rates (on capital gains and dividend income) is on every investors' mind lately. As it stands, Bush era tax cuts will expire by the end of the year sending the long-term capital gains tax to 25 percent from 15 percent and the dividend income tax to north of 39 percent. Conventional conservative wisdom suggests higher taxes would be bad for the economy. But the empirical evidence is less clear. Societe Generale writes about it in a note to clients today: In terms of the macro impact, the dollar amounts involved are small and will...
  • EU: French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" Hollande

    10/15/2012 10:17:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/15/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned. Francois Hollande is tightening fiscal policy by 2pc of GDP next year to meet EU deficit targets “The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group MEDEF. “The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It’s becoming really dramatic.” MEDEF, France’s equivalent of the CBI,...
  • French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" François Hollande

    10/16/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned. “The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group MEDEF. “The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It’s becoming really dramatic.” MEDEF, France’s equivalent of the CBI, said the threat has risen from “a storm warning to a hurricane warning”, adding that the Socialist...
  • The Capital Strike (Have we found John Galt?)

    08/03/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2012 | James Lewis
    The coast of Maine is serene and gorgeous this summer, but tourists are staying away. Hotels stand empty, workers have been laid off, parking lots are abandoned, and faces look grim. New Englanders aren't complainers, but you can tell that times are hard. The longest recession in modern history is biting deep. Telltale signs can be seen all over. Wifi channels are shaky, cell phone calls get dropped, cheap computer parts ruin your laptop, and phony "eco" bulbs die long before their time. Long-term investment is down in the United States, Europe, and Japan. In Virginia and Maryland, trees are...
  • In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital

    07/29/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Milagros · 89 replies
    YNET ^ | 07.29.12, 21:19
    In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital Republican presidential hopeful says 'ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses' Ynet reporters, AP Latest Update: 07.29.12, 21:19 / Israel News US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and told an Israeli audience that the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons
  • White House Won't Name Capital Of Israel

    07/26/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/12 | staff
    Video at link
  • According to the BBC, Israel has no capital city

    07/20/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 18 July 2012 at 10am
    On perusing the BBC Sport website, The Commentator was disgusted to see the inherent anti-Israel bias shine through even when it comes to something as trivial as country profiles on their Olympics website. Every other nation represented on the BBC website has a profile of the country that lists ‘Key Facts’. For instance, Djibouti’s top medal sport is athletics, its population is 879,100 and its capital is Djibouti. In case you were unsure, Iranians are good at wrestling, their capital is Tehran and there are just over 75 million people living there. But if you’re interested in the state of...
  • Romney... No More Mr. Nice Guy... (HAH!)

    07/15/2012 8:00:01 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 19 replies
    7/15/12 | me
    How does Romney handle dirty campaign attack adds and whispered lies about who he is? (the purpose of which is to cause doubt in the minds of those willing to vote for Romney but not wanting to). I was working with my son-in-law and a few of his friends a few weeks back. I know those guys to be conservative to some degree or another... I wanted to razz them a little so I asked them, "so, are you guys voting for Obama again?" They, all at once, denounced that they had voted for him the first time and would...
  • Just Capitalism. Compassionate economic system. Another way to economy back on track

    06/05/2012 2:00:32 AM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | June 6th, 2012 | Norman Kurland
    There is an economic fault line running throughout America and the world which today’s economic gurus seem unable to explain or remedy: the widening wealth and income gap between a tiny rich elite and multitudes of poor in every country (including the United States), and between developed and developing nations. ... Access to capital ownership, asserted economist Kelso, Reagan's friend, is as fundamental a human right as the right to the fruits of one’s labor. Furthermore, Kelso argued, the democratization of capital credit is the "social key" to universalizing access to future ownership of productive wealth, so that every person,...
  • Time Bomb? Banks Pressured to Buy Government Debt

    05/31/2012 2:32:07 PM PDT · by uncommonsense · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/31/2012 | Jeff Cox
    US and European regulators are essentially forcing banks to buy up their own government's debt—a move that could end up making the debt crisis even worse, a Citigroup analysis says. Regulators are allowing banks to escape counting their country's debt against capital requirements and loosening other rules to create a steady market for government bonds, the study says. While that helps governments issue more and more debt, the strategy could ultimately explode if the governments are unable to make the bond payments, leaving the banks with billions of toxic debt, says Citigroup strategist Hans Lorenzen. "Captive bank demand can buy...
  • Jay Carney explains the difference between Solyndra and Bain Capital, so try to keep up

    05/29/2012 3:43:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/12 | Jim Treacher
    The job of the White House Press Secretary is simple: to answer questions from the press* without actually answering them. To form aloud words that are assembled into sentences and then stacked up into paragraphs, giving the appearance of communication, but without communicating. When this job is done well, some listeners might even believe that a few real answers have been given.** And then there’s Jay Carney. Here he is, presumably having just given the boilerplate non-answer on Solyndra — it’s really no big deal because hey, come on, there are winners and there are losers and that’s just the...
  • Large explosions leave carnage in Syria capital

    05/10/2012 12:16:19 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2012 | AP
    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria - Two strong explosions shook the Syrian capital Thursday, sending a plume of thick black smoke into the sky. The explosions were in the Qazaz neighborhood, where a Syrian intelligence agency has its headquarters. The explosions happened just before 8 a.m., when employees are usually arriving at work. CBS News' George Baghdadi, reporting from the scene, says about 40 burned-out cars and possibly dozens of badly burned bodies were scattered in front of the intelligence office.
  • Taliban Strike Afghan Capital and Provinces

    04/15/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    The Taliban staged multiple and sustained attacks across Kabul and eastern Afghanistan on Sunday hitting the heavily secured diplomatic neighborhood of Kabul and the Parliament area as well as Afghan government installations in at least two provinces. A NATO spokesman confirmed multiple attacks had occurred across Kabul, potentially in as many as seven locations.
  • Video: State Dept Wont Recognize Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel

    03/28/2012 5:48:38 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03/28/12 | State Dept
    View the video of the exchange here: is a transcript of the exchange from today. You can view the full transcript here.QUESTION: Yesterday there was a bit of a kerfuffle over an announcement that was made by the Department about the travel of your boss. MS. NULAND: Yes. QUESTION: Is it the State Department’s position that Jerusalem is not part of Israel? MS. NULAND: Well, you know that our position on Jerusalem has not changed. The first Media Note was issued in error without appropriate clearances. We reissued the note to make clear that Under Secretary – Acting Under...
  • For Help With Their Failed GM "Investment", Obama Administration Asked.... Bain Capital

    01/23/2012 9:10:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/23/12 | Seton Motley
    President Barack Obama is in full 2012 reelection mode. Part of that process is preparing to possibly take on Mitt Romney – whom (it appears) he thinks has the strongest chance to be his Republican opponent. Which he and many Democrats think is very good news. Romney fits right into the Left’s absurd anti-capitalism, “robber baron,” Occupy Wall Street anti-1%-er, scorched earth storyline. Romney is very wealthy, which for Obama and his Democrats is the height of eee-vill (except – these Donkeys are mostly rich…). Never mind that Romney’s wealth is right in line with many past Presidents and candidates...
  • Obama's 2012 ad: Solyndra isn't Bain Capital

    01/19/2012 3:46:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/19/12 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and GLENN THRUSH |
    President Barack Obama’s first paid TV ad of the 2012 campaign had one basic purpose, Democrats say: to ensure that Solyndra doesn’t become the Bain of the president’s existence. Typically, the kickoff ad in a presidential reelection campaign has a gauzy, upbeat, “Morning in America” vibe. Not this one — it was a pointed response to a $6 million ad campaign, paid for by the Koch brothers-linked nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity, which hits Obama on the semi-scandal surrounding the now-defunct, government-subsidized maker of solar power components. It’s clear Obama’s campaign staff in Chicago sees the Solyndra attacks as a...
  • Marin judge rejects lethal injection procedures

    12/17/2011 8:57:24 AM PST · by KingofZion · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 17, 2011 | Paul Elias
    A judge tossed out California's newly adopted lethal injection procedure on Friday, throwing the state's already stalled capital punishment system into further doubt. Marin County Superior Court Judge Faye D'Opal, finalizing a tentative ruling she issued a day earlier, said prison officials failed to properly explain why they rejected a one-drug process using only a barbiturate when one of their experts recommended it as being superior to the three-drug mixture that was adopted to execute inmates. *** Prison officials will now either have to appeal or again revise their lethal injection procedures and submit them to public comment, a process...
  • The death penalty: valid yet targeted

    10/27/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT · by american_steve · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman
    No serious constitutional argument can be made against the death penalty. The endless campaigns to ban it cost taxpayers millions to defend. By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman On the September night that the state of Georgia put Troy Davis to death, a crowd of several hundred gathered at the Supreme Court in Washington to protest America's continued practice of capital punishment. But they were in the wrong place. The protesters should have assembled 600 miles southeast, in Atlanta.
  • Jerusalem is not to be even symbolically recognized as the capital of Israel (Obozo's decree)

    09/29/2011 11:27:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Israel Survival updates ^ | Sep. 29, 2011 | Shana Tova
    Secretary of State Clinton, in a sharp departure from her stance when she was a senator, is warning that any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel must be avoided for the reason that it would jeopardize the peace process. Wrong hand giving the salute, Ms. Clinton. Her warnings were issued in a brief she has just filed with the Supreme Court — in which she is arguing that a law she voted for when she was Senator is unconstitutional because it could require the U.S. government to give to an American citizen born at...
  • Business: What Steiger Would Do

    09/20/2011 7:23:34 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds
    Time Magazine ^ | July 10, 1978
    Would the Steiger amendment benefit chiefly the rich, as the President says? Not really. Undeniably, a cut in the capital gains tax below the present top rate of 49% would help mainly people in (or above) the 50% tax bracket, who are more likely to own stock and other assets. To be in that lofty bracket, one needs taxable income of about $40,000 or more. But a lot of "average" taxpayers leap into the higher brackets a few times in their lives—when they sell a house, a farm, or the stock that Aunt Tillie left them; or when they collect...
  • African migrants and black Libyans put in danger by 'mercenary' propaganda

    08/28/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 10 replies
    Belefast Telegraph ^ | August 29 | Patrick Cockburn
    The rotting bodies of 30 men, almost all black and many handcuffed, slaughtered as they lay on stretchers and even in an ambulance in central Tripoli, are an ominous foretaste of what might be Libya's future. The incoming regime makes pious statements about taking no revenge on pro-Gaddafi forces, but this stops short of protecting those who can be labelled mercenaries. Any Libyan with a black skin accused of fighting for the old regime may have a poor chance of survival. The atmosphere in the Libyan capital is frighteningly uncertain a week after the sudden collapse of Gaddafi's forces. Nobody...
  • Riots cast shadow over plans for Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

    08/11/2011 2:08:48 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:44 AM on 11th August 2011 | By Richard Kay
    There may have been no rioting in the Highlands, but no one has been watching the arson and looting of Britain’s cities more closely than the Queen. With fewer than six months to her Diamond Jubilee, when celebrations are planned for the length and breadth of the kingdom, the disorder has alarmed aides planning the extravaganza. Central to their concern is not just the damage to the country’s image overseas, but also how quickly the feelgood factor engendered by April’s Royal Wedding has been lost. From her summer home in Balmoral, the Queen has kept in touch with developments and...
  • London riots: live

    08/08/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT · by dep · 342 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/09/11 | various
    Rolling coverage of the third night of violent disturbances in London, with arson and looting reported at several locations across the capital.
  • America's Troubling Investment Gap

    07/06/2011 4:00:17 AM PDT · by radioone · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 7-5-11 | David Malpass And Stephen Moore
    In June, President Obama celebrated a rare sliver of good economic news: Foreign investment was up 49% last year over 2009. The president says that this boost in capital shipped to the U.S. by international companies or foreign investors leads to more businesses and higher-paying jobs here at home. He's right. But this isn't the economic success story that the White House is spinning. The real truth of the recession and limping recovery is that for the first time in decades America is, on net, losing, not attracting, growth capital. That may be the single most important explanation for persistently...
  • Capital Punishment, Abortion, and Gov. Quinn

    04/28/2011 11:51:56 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 5 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 04/28/11 | Jim Bennett
    A Facebook post by nephew Billy got me thinking today. He wrote, "If it's legal to get an abortion, it should be legal to abort a child molester. Just sayin'." It occurred to me that, since Governor Pat Quinn signed the legislation abolishing the death penalty on March 9, 2011, he established curious moral inconsistency, given his radical, enthusiastic support for another death penalty: Abortion. In the State of Illinois, an unborn human being who has never committed a crime can be executed, but due to the repeal of the death penalty here, Cecil S. Sutherland, who abducted, raped and...
  • The $29 Trillion Recovery

    04/05/2011 2:04:30 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4-5-2011 | Califia Beach Pundit
    The $29 Trillion Recovery by: Calafia Beach Pundit April 05, 2011 Since the low of early March 2009, the capitalization of global equity markets has more than doubled, rising by $29 trillion. Valuations now are only $7 trillion shy of their late 2007 high. It would be an understatement to say that "fortunes" have been won, lost, and won again in the past several years; the magnitude of the collapse and the rebound have been more than anyone could have imagined. It is a testament to the resilience of markets, risk-takers, and workers that the global market economy has not...
  • Hey, New York, Thanks For Socking Us With This Ridiculous "Capital Tax"

    03/04/2011 5:36:20 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    business insider ^ | Mar. 4, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    Yes, in New York, there's a "capital tax" -- a tax on money you have in the bank. New York, apparently, wants to encourage companies to take as much risk of bankruptcy as possible, by raising or retaining as little cash as possible, so it taxes them on cash they have in the bank. And we raised a whopping $3 million last summer, and we still have it in the bank. So that means we have to pay New York $10,000 of "capital tax" as punishment. Never mind that we've created 45 new jobs in New York and that most...
  • Clashes, fires reported in Libya's capital

    02/21/2011 5:49:11 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies
    The Herald-Mail ^ | 02/21/2011 | Bob Drogin
    Anti-government protests raged Monday for the first time in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, with unconfirmed media reports of pro-regime snipers firing into crowds, bloody clashes on the city's main square, and fires blazing in key government buildings. Al Jazeera reported that a fire was burning inside the People's Hall, a symbol of longtime strongman Moammar Kadafi's repressive regime. TV images ......posted using frpa
  • Pain Lingers as Death Row Inmate Lives On

    02/10/2011 2:28:35 PM PST · by Mark · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 2/10/2011 | Dennis McCarthy, Columnist
    Shirley Lynette Ledford was a pretty, 16-year-old teenage girl just coming into her own in 1979, the year she was kidnapped and murdered. She would have turned 48 this year. I got to thinking about her Wednesday after reading another story about how we can't seem to come up with a humane way to thin out the waiting list on San Quentin's death row without causing murderers too much pain and suffering. It's a hard argument to swallow when you know the pain and suffering Ledford went through at the end of her short life. I can still hear her...
  • Islam on Capital Hill (2011)

    02/09/2011 9:31:51 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 12 replies
    Islam on Capital Hill ^ | 2011 | Unknown
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  • Ohio to use veterinary drug in lethal injections

    01/25/2011 11:18:54 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 24, 2011 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio says it's switching its lethal injection drug to an anesthetic commonly used to euthanize pets as a shortage of the drug normally used for executions has worsened.
  • Medvedev to Abolish Russia’s Taxes on Long-Term Capital Gains

    07/01/2010 5:10:28 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 20 replies
    Russia will abolish taxes on capital gains from long-term direct investments starting next year, seeking to lure funds to reduce the economy’s energy dependence and subdue speculative capital, President Dmitry Medvedev said. “Such investments are critically important for modernizing the national economy and we are ready to create institutions to facilitate such investments,” Medvedev said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today. His government will create an investment fund within a year to help draw “strategic investors” by raising 3 rubles of private capital for each 1 ruble of state money, the president said. The world’s largest energy exporter...
  • Tennessee State Supreme Court halts death row inmates' executions

    11/30/2010 9:24:42 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 22 replies
    The City Paper Nashville, TN ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 at 5:17pm | Jeff Woods
    The Tennessee State Supreme Court acted Monday to stop the executions of four inmates, including one set for Tuesday, to consider whether prison officials have found a way to carry out lethal injections humanely. The court gave Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman 90 days to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s new lethal injection procedure. The ruling came hours after lawyers for condemned double-killer Stephen Michael West asked the court to stop his execution Tuesday (read article here). They argued prison officials have failed to ensure he won’t suffer horrific pain as he suffocates on the gurney in the...