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  • Oh, My: 'Miss Panama 2011' = Sheldry Sáez

    03/09/2012 2:19:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Video/links/more at Reaganite Republican _______________________________________________ EventosTOP  Metro.uk   BeautyContestUpdate   ShinyMeteor   MissPanama.net
  • Triple Lutz Report--$50 Light Bulbs-Thanks to Your Dim Bulbs in Congress--Episode 169

    03/09/2012 9:59:46 AM PST · by appeal2 · 18 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    A trip to Home Depot this weekend revealed the shocking news that while some incandescent (Edison) bulbs are still available, our choice of bulbs has come down to: awful compact fluorescent bulbs that are hazardous to the environment and cost more; halogen bulbs, which cost many times the price of a regular bulb; and, the new and improved $50 LED bulb. While the LED bulbs are cool, 50 bucks is an outrageous price to be on the bleeding edge of technology. And for what purpose, to cut power consumption to stop non-existent global warming? I hope you're as outraged as...
  • Julian D.W. Phillips Has A Long Golden Memory--03-09-2012

    03/09/2012 9:29:36 AM PST · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Julian D.W. Phillips of GoldForecaster.com and SilverForecaster.com acclaim has a long memory. He's been actively involved and profitting from world financial and metal markets since 1971. He's one of a few who has vivid memories of the last gold bull market and subsequent gold bear market. Being an international financier, he has a unique perspective that many Americans and Westerners will find disquieting. With talk of gold confiscation in the air, Julian believes the US Government might want your gold because they will need it to pay back Germany and other allies. The US has been storing their gold in...
  • Mike "Mish" Shedlock Laughs at the Fed--03-07-2012

    03/07/2012 3:46:14 PM PST · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 3/7/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Mish Shedlock and I had a big laugh at the Fed's expense today. They announced they might buy bonds differently, printing up money out of thin air, and then sterilizing the proceeds of their bond purchases to prevent inflation from taking hold. However, this is pure folly. If their intention is to give business lending a jump-start, it will have the opposite effect because many businesses looking to borrow are not credit worthy. Those that are credit worthy aren't interested in borrowing since they have no profitable avenues in which to invest it. Like putting the toothpaste back in the...
  • "Breitbart's death just a coincidence?"

    03/07/2012 3:36:21 PM PST · by Politics4US · 169 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 6, 2012 | Barry Farber
    "First, let’s nail down the difference between a conspiracy theorist and a broad-minded person. A conspiracy theorist says, “Of course, Andrew Breitbart was assassinated. Look how many people benefit from his absence. He told CPAC he had videos that could doom Obama’s re-election chances. He told Sinclair News three weeks before he died, ‘Wait till March 1st!’ He died on March 1st. You’re a blind, cowardly idiot if you can’t see he was murdered.”
  • Danielle Park Says Work Hard and Save--03-07-2012

    03/07/2012 12:28:50 PM PST · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 3/7/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    The ever voluble Danielle Park joined us again today, 3/7/2012, to talk about the eroding rule of law and what it means to working people around the globe. While the future may always be uncertain, especially in these tumultuous times, there are many reasons to be hopeful and grateful that the super-trends of the past 30 years are ending. While growth may be slowing down around the world, the debt illusion has been popped. People are no longer rushing headlong into over leveraging their futures. We may once again become a nation of workers and savers, and what could possibly...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Rush Limbaugh is Not a Victim--Episode 168

    03/07/2012 8:54:15 AM PST · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 3/7/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Rush Limbaugh's insults and poor language towards a progressive poster child is still resonating. However, there isn't really a political debate occurring. Rather, it is simply emotional outrage masked as political discourse. This is exactly what's been wrong with the political system for the last 80 plus years: issues are no longer properly analyzed. The Statists have done their best to obfuscate the real debate because they have made every issue a personal attack. The real debate is whether you should work for yourself or you should work for the State. Do your rights flow from nature? Or are your...
  • Obama: I Can't Be Expected to Comment on Both Rush Limbaugh's and My DNC Chairwoman's Remarks

    03/06/2012 3:25:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 06, 2012 | OHN MCCORMACK
    Obama: I Can't Be Expected to Comment on Both Rush Limbaugh's and My DNC Chairwoman's Remarks MAR 6, 2012 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK At today's White House press conference, President Obama was not asked a single question about the public policy aspects of Obamacare's new mandate forcing employers, including most religious institutions, to pay for abortion pills and contraception. Rather, he was asked by two different reporters about some unseemly rhetoric surrounding the debate. First, Obama was asked about Rush Limbaugh's degrading comments about Georgetown Law student and liberal activist Sandra Fluke. Obama talked at some length about why Limbaugh's...
  • Late Night: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Go After Rush Limbaugh

    03/06/2012 3:14:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 06, 2012
    Late Night: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Go After Rush Limbaugh March 6, 2012 Rush Limbaugh has dominated the news cycle since late last week, when he called Georgetown law student and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his syndicated radio show. The insults -- extreme even by Limbaugh's standards -- have led to a widespread backlash and an exodus of sponsors from the show. Predictably, his words also have become fodder for Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, who took aim at the bloviating radio host on Monday night. Calling Limbaugh "the poster boy for contraception,"...
  • Ron Hera is Standing by Gold and Silver--03-08-2012

    03/06/2012 2:35:04 PM PST · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 3/6/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Ron Hera took time out today, 3/6/12, to review the latest action in gold and silver as well as the mining stocks. Ron's unfazed by the latest smack-downs. The first slam-down was certainly sponsored, and the current decline was most likely dollar related. What happens next is really the issue, however, Ron sees tremendous value in a number of mining shares that have been beaten up in the recent market action. According to its latest filings, there's a company that's sitting on 6 million ounces. Ron also explained why the mining sector is not for the faint of heart. There's...
  • Ron Hera is Standing by Gold and Silver--03-08-2012

    03/06/2012 2:34:57 PM PST · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 3/6/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Ron Hera took time out today, 3/6/12, to review the latest action in gold and silver as well as the mining stocks. Ron's unfazed by the latest smack-downs. The first slam-down was certainly sponsored, and the current decline was most likely dollar related. What happens next is really the issue, however, Ron sees tremendous value in a number of mining shares that have been beaten up in the recent market action. According to its latest filings, there's a company that's sitting on 6 million ounces. Ron also explained why the mining sector is not for the faint of heart. There's...
  • Obama: 'I Don't Know What's in Rush Limbaugh's Heart'

    03/06/2012 11:35:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 06, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama: 'I Don't Know What's in Rush Limbaugh's Heart' MAR 6, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER At the presidential press conference this afternoon, Barack Obama was asked to weigh in radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's apology to law school student Sandra Fluke. "Do you believe Rush Limbaugh's apology to the Georgetown student is sufficient and heartfelt? Do you agree with the number of sponsors who agreed to stop supporting his show? Is there a double standard on this issue? Liberal commentators have made similarly provocative and distasteful statements and there hasn't been the same out rage." The president, who...
  • Monday's w/"Ranting" Andy Hoffman--Live from Inside the Central Bankers' Minds--03-05-2012

    03/05/2012 2:56:28 PM PST · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 3/5/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    "Ranting" Andy joins us again this week to reassure you the Leap Day violation on gold and silver was as blatant of an attack as you could possible see in the paper markets. Andy reiterates that short term charts are meaningless, and he explains what we're seeing today is simply follow-through operation. The 200-day moving average of the precious metals, gold and silver, has been very consistent over the past eleven years; these are commodities that have rarely been under their 200-day moving average. Effectively, Da Boyz are not only painting the charts, they are trying to take your money!...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Rush is Almost Right--Episode 167

    03/05/2012 11:37:57 AM PST · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/05/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    We start with a brief critique on the tempest in a teapot that was set off by Rush Limbaugh's derisive comments about a 30 year old student who testified before the US Senate, demanding that college insurance plans be forced to pay for contraceptives. While it was clear that her testimony was a set-up, to distract the American People from focusing on the collapsing economy, the creeping totalitarianism, and the total unfettered government corruption, it's even more clear that Rush took the bait. Becoming a veritable dump site for statist and collectivist attacks, Rush lost advertisers and was forced to...
  • New FReeper time! Please welcome Hannah1985!

    03/04/2012 5:57:49 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 77 replies
    Me | 3/4/12 | RandallFlagg
    I would like to welcome my Stepdaughter to FR. She's still kind of green about this. However, I did take her out to shoot my new Kahr CW45 last Friday.
  • Managing the Stress of Big Family Events

    03/04/2012 2:22:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 3-4-12 | SpecialGuests
    As winter gives way to spring, a number of holiday and other family events—be it Passover, graduation, first communion, you name it—stand before us. And, with them, comes a certain degree of anxiety for most of us, knowing that it means spending some “quality time” with our extended family. No matter how much we may love them, bringing all those personalities together is an inevitable recipe for tension. That’s why we can all use a coach like etiquette expert, Marie Dubuque—an unparalleled guru in interpersonal relationships and a wellspring of common-sensibility advice for all of us humans who can’t help...
  • Splitting up is hard to watch (Vanity blog)

    03/04/2012 12:24:11 PM PST · by GeronL · 19 replies
    Tyranny Sentinel ^ | March 04, 2012 | geronl
    For a while I have suggested that conservatives become organized into a real faction within the Republican Party and we are seeing what happens because we are not. Had we done so we would not be seeing two candidates splitting the conservative vote and allowing a liberal white minstrel show become the GOP nominee. Not only do we not have a great candidate in the race, we have two guys who both have some flaws. Newt Gingrich is one long train of baggage cars. Santorum is running as Mr. Rogers, he wants to be your neighbor. Amazingly there is also...
  • With all the crap flying around in the world today, wouldn't this be a good time for a Joke Thread?

    03/03/2012 3:29:56 PM PST · by pingman · 151 replies
    The depths of my evil mind | March 3rd | Me, myself & I
    I'll start: How is a marriage like a deck of cards? You start out with two hearts and a diamond, but after awhile you're looking for a club and a spade. (rimshot!)
  • Santorum Leads in Three of Five YouGov Super Tuesday Polls

    03/03/2012 10:01:50 AM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    YouGov ^ | March 01, 2012
    Santorum Leads in Three of Five YouGov Super Tuesday Polls by YouGov Staff in Economist/YouGov Poll and Politics MARCH 1 2012 Romney and Gingrich lead in their home states, but trail Santorum in Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Five days before the crucial Republican primaries on "Super Tuesday" (March 6), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum holds narrow leads over his opponents in Oklahoma and Ohio and a wider margin in Tennessee. The Oklahoma race is nearly a toss-up, with Santorum leading at 28%, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney second at 25%, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing at 20%. (These...
  • Rick Santorum Looks To Georgia In Dalton Speech ["This Will Be—It Is Already—A Two-Person Race"]

    03/02/2012 4:46:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Rick Santorum Looks To Georgia In Dalton Speech Visit comes on the heels of Newt Gingrich By James Harrison March 2nd 2012 DALTON, Ga. — Speaking in the same town visited by Newt Gingrich less than 48 hours earlier, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a group of 150 voters that the fight leading up to next week's Super Tuesday primaries had already become a two-person race. "You give me the opportunity here by helping me win the state of Georgia, and this race will change," Santorum told the crowd, which remained seated in Dalton's city council chamber for the...