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  • Hill Poll: Gloomy voters say US on wrong track, kids will be poorer

    12/17/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts
    A mood of economic gloom hangs over the nation as President Obama and Republican leaders scramble to strike a deficit deal that avoids automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a new poll for The Hill. The poll, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, found nearly 6-in-10 people (59 percent) feel the country is on the wrong track. It also showed people are deeply pessimistic about their chances for future prosperity, with 54 percent saying they believe their children will be worse off as adults than their parents.The poll results cast a shadow over talks in Washington aimed at averting...
  • Glenn Beck Radio Thread Fri. 4/8/11

    04/08/2011 5:55:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies ^ | 4/8/11 | Glenn Beck
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  • The End of the American Republic

    03/18/2010 9:46:44 PM PDT · by The Conservative Camp · 76 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Conservative Camp ^ | March 19, 2010 | Robert Ditmar
    The Democrats have now cleared the way to ram the final health care socialism package through the House this Sunday by using "deem and pass." They are in open and direct violation of Article 1, Section 7 of the United States Constitution. The vast majority of Americans who are adamant in their opposition to this imposed socialism are screaming at the top of there lungs to have their elected "representatives" hear them and vote the way the majority wants. The Democrats in the House and Senate have a message for all of you. Screw the constitution, and screw you, too!...
  • HURRICANE EARTH (It Finally Hit Us)

    02/04/2010 4:06:57 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,109+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-4-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    HURRICANE EARTH Joe Weisenthal Feb. 4, 2010, 5:40 PM From the time the market started rallying last March, skeptics have been warning of a coming storm ahead. Today, it felt like we experienced it. As one market pro put it today: This was real. Here are the key highlights: * The 15 sovereigns at risk of collapse > * 20 reasons the economy can't recover > * Morgan Stanley: We can't believe how fast the euro unraveled > * The Dow crashes through 10,000 > * It's a good thing you're hedge with gold > * The crazy action in...
  • The $700 trillion elephant (Gargantuan derivatives market weighs on all other issues)

    03/07/2009 9:49:52 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 99 replies · 2,140+ views
    Market Watch ^ | March 6, 2009 | THOMAS KOSTIGEN'S ETHICS MONITOR
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- There's a $700 trillion elephant in the room and it's time we found out how much it really weighs on the economy. Derivative contracts total about three-quarters of a quadrillion dollars in "notional" amounts, according to the Bank for International Settlements. These contracts are tallied in notional values because no one really can say how much they are worth. But valuing them correctly is exactly what we should be doing because these comprise the viral disease that has infected the financial markets and the economies of the world. Try as we might to salvage the...
  • 41 US States Face Bankruptcy In 2009

    12/08/2008 7:24:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 73 replies · 6,390+ views
    James Sinclair ^ | December 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm | Jim Sinclair
    41 US States Face Bankruptcy In 2009A recent study by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed that 41 states are facing severe budget shortfalls for 2009. Some states are worse off than others, with California ($31.7 billion) and Florida ($5.1 billion) leading the deficit pack. In all, the 41 states are currently facing a $71.9 billion budget shortfall. The key word here is “currently,” since a similar study was conducted by the same group only three months earlier, at which time “only” 29 states were predicted to face shortfalls of a “mere” $48 billion. As the recession...
  • Why Barack Obama Should/Will Win (Harsh, but mostly true)

    10/08/2008 1:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies · 4,377+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 08, 2008 | Chris Herz
    Don't misunderstand me: Obama is wrong on Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, health care, corporate tax rates, investment taxes, education flexibility, abortion regulation, immigration policy, meeting with dictators, social security, energy, trade, and believing that subprime lending was a good idea. He has opportunistically changed or regularly misstated his positions on public financing, gun control, born alive infant protection, wire tapping, timetable for Iraq, elimination of the Bush tax cuts, the DC gun ban, an undivided Israel, the Cuba embargo, NAFTA, participation in town halls with McCain, oil drilling, and support of nuclear power. He has no major legislative accomplishments as...
  • the mark LEVIN show

    10/02/2008 3:03:06 AM PDT · by Boucheau · 7 replies · 509+ views
    the mark LEVIN show ^ | 10/01/2008 | mark LEVIN
    Enjoy it here
  • Astronomers Find Unusual New Denizen Of The Solar System

    08/19/2008 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 20 replies · 114+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 19th, 2008
    A "minor planet" with the prosaic name 2006 SQ372 is just over two billion miles from Earth, a bit closer than the planet Neptune. But this lump of ice and rock is beginning the return leg of a 22,500-year journey that will take it to a distance of 150 billion miles, nearly 1,600 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun, according to a team of researchers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II). The discovery of this remarkable object was reported today in Chicago, at an international symposium titled "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Asteroids to Cosmology." A...
  • Economic Woes Reveal a Long-Felt Unease (BARF ALERT)

    02/18/2008 11:12:44 AM PST · by murdoog · 15 replies · 38+ views
    Yahoo Financial News ^ | February 18,2007 | AP
    As Economic Tide Recedes, an Undertow of Long-Simmering Insecurities Grows Among Americans Even when experts were declaring the economy healthy, many Americans voiced a vague, but persistent dissatisfaction. True, jobs were relatively plentiful over the last few years. It was easy to borrow and very cheap. The sharp rise in the value of homes and plentiful credit cards encouraged a nation of consumers to get out and buy. But to many people, something didn't feel right, even if they couldn't quite explain why. Now the economic tide is receding, and the undertow that was there all along is getting stronger....
  • Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society

    01/16/2008 3:45:36 PM PST · by dufekin · 122 replies · 246+ views
    Out in the public arena, people frequently twang on me for being “Mister Gloom’n’doom,” or for “not offering any solutions” to our looming energy crisis. So, for those of you who are tired of wringing your hands, who would like to do something useful, or focus your attention in a purposeful way, here are my suggestions: 1. Expand your view beyond the question of how we will run all the cars by means other than gasoline. This obsession with keeping the cars running at all costs could really prove fatal. It is especially unhelpful that so many self-proclaimed “greens” and...
  • Traitors in our Midst

    09/09/2007 9:17:03 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 95 replies · 1,959+ views
    10 September, 2007 | joanie-f
    My husband and I discovered this morning that yet another young man whom we know well has volunteered to be deployed to Iraq. He will be leaving in January. Which spurred me to do some serious thinking on the subject of our young men volunteering … My support for the war effort in Iraq has dwindled, for two sad reasons: (1) Our president told us four years ago that America has to battle the terrorists in the Middle East in order to prevent the need to battle them here on our own soil. So we are sending our troops...
  • The masses have amassed too much .. Mark Steyn

    09/07/2007 10:23:35 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies · 2,370+ views
    The National Post ^ | 2 September 2007 | Mark Steyn
    This Labour Day, I thought about the working class, the masses. No, honestly, I did. Okay, I was on the beach, but the folks around me lying on the sand had jobs they'll be getting back to this morning. They worked. They would be classed as workers. But they're not a homogeneous "working class," they're not conscripts in Karl Marx's "masses." The transformation of Labour Day, from a celebration of workers' solidarity to a cook-out, is the perfect precis of the history of Anglo-American capitalism. If you want to see what "the masses" are meant to look like, buy a...
  • Credit Worries Swirl Around GMAC

    Cerberus Capital Management may be celebrating its historic acquisition of Chrysler after turmoil in the credit markets delayed the deal, but no champagne is flowing for the private-equity firm's other landmark purchase in Detroit. GMAC, the finance arm of General Motors (GM - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) that is 51%-owned by Cerberus, is facing worries in the derivatives markets about bankruptcy at its mortgage-lending unit. The price of credit protection for GMAC's mortgage business, Residential Capital, or ResCap, soared by more than $100,000 a year on Friday, as measured by the credit default swaps market. "ResCap is trading like it...
  • Mark Steyn: Don't Ruin Economy Over Tiny Temp Rise

    02/11/2007 4:35:19 AM PST · by Tom D. · 70 replies · 2,914+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 11, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Don't Ruin Economy Over Tiny Temp Rise February 11, 2007 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist Our Thought For The Week comes from the Boston Globe's Ellen Goodman: "I would like to say we're at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future." That would be yours truly: the climate holocaust denier. I wrote last week about "global warming," or "cooling," or "climate change," or (the latest term) "climate disruption" -- for...
  • No traders, no market as foreigners are sent packing

    02/02/2007 10:42:55 PM PST · by primeval patriot · 36 replies · 840+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | February 01, 2007 | Tony Halpin
    Dmitri Konstantino from Moldova gestured glumly around him at the empty stalls in Moscow’s largest food market yesterday and asked: “So, where are all these Russians?” His question is being repeated at markets across the country as an attempt to create jobs for Russians by imposing strict quotas on migrants appeared to have backfired. Two weeks after the Government introduced a law limiting nonRussians to 40 per cent of the workforce, Russia’s markets are emptying of traders as hundreds of thousands of foreigners are expelled. Stalls run traditionally by people from Central Asia and the Caucasus are standing bare, as...
  • Foreclosure rates likely to stay high [TEXAS]

    12/28/2006 8:46:51 PM PST · by Dubya · 20 replies · 758+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | Dec. 28, 2006 | ANDREA JARES
    Foreclosures in 2006 reached levels not seen since the real-estate crash of the late 1980s, and it doesn’t look like they’re coming down anytime soon. “There is no reason for the foreclosures to actually drop significantly,” said George Roddy, president of Foreclosure Listing Service, which tracks foreclosure postings. About 1,000 properties in Tarrant County were scheduled for auction every month this year, with about 40 percent to 50 percent of them actually sold on the courthouse steps, according to Roddy’s company. Many avoided foreclosure by selling their houses beforehand, reaching agreements with their lenders or filing for bankruptcy protection. Roddy...
  • 3 articles prove Nations switching from Dollar to EURO

    12/28/2006 2:09:14 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 66 replies · 2,449+ views
    There have been a few threads in the last year or so warning of the desire of nations to switch from the dollar tothe Euro and the possible recession and inflation tis would cause. Many here said it would not happen. Here are 3 separate articles from DRUDGE yesterday showing that this is going on right now.
  • US housing market is different this time - it's worse (From UK)

    12/08/2006 10:07:04 AM PST · by RobRoy · 41 replies · 1,405+ views
    MoneyWeek ^ | 12/8/2006 | Cris Sholto Heaton
    “It’s different this time,” are four of the most alarming words an investor can hear. Very rarely do things turn out differently; history shows that normally they go wrong in almost exactly the same way they did last time round the cycle. But when it comes to the US housing market, there are reasons to expect that things will be different this time. But not in the way that optimists expect – instead the difference is that the damage could be more far-reaching than ever before. Plenty gets written about the vast scale of this real estate bubble, the world...
  • The ABC/Washington Post generic ballot preference moved eight points?

    11/04/2006 10:07:19 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 22 replies · 1,324+ views | 11/04/2006 | Jim Geraghty
    Generic numbers have been volatile all year; will we see any shift to Republicans this weekend? If we do, Obi thinks it could be significant. He sees an interesting glimmer in the Wall Street Journal’s pollsters noting that Americans are starting to give credit to Bush for good economic growth. The ABC Washington Post poll generic ballot question, two weeks ago: Dem Rep Other Neither Will not No cand. cand. (vol.) (vol.) vote (vol.) opin. 10/22/06 LV 55 41 0 1 * 3 10/22/06 RV 54 41 * 1 * 3 The ABC Washington Post poll, today: Dem Rep Other...
  • The Real Estate Bust Continues

    11/01/2006 9:15:08 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 81 replies · 2,306+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 10/26/2006 | Alex S. Gabor
    The real estate market continues to go bust as I had predicted in my first major article on the subject in December of 2005. As it continues to rapidly barrel south, don’t tell the Bush Administration, the Federal Reserve, International Bankers, Mortgage Bankers, Mortgage Brokers, Realtors, home builders or even home sellers. Let’s keep it our little secret. Still, none of them want to hear anything about it. They are, the majority of them, extremely myopic to the truth and material facts of what is really going on in the American economy. SEC regulators should take note if they are...
  • Foreclosures spiked in August

    09/13/2006 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 117 replies · 1,582+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | 9-13-06 | Les Christie
    NEW YORK ( -- The number of homes entering into some stage of foreclosure is surging, according to a survey released Wednesday. In August, 115,292 properties entered into foreclosure, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure sales. That was 24 percent above the level in July and 53 percent higher than a year earlier. Where foreclosures are jumping Year over year gain in homes in foreclosure. Click for more stats on each state. Nevada: Up 255% California: Up 160% Florida: Up 62% It was the second highest monthly foreclosure total of the year; in February, 117,151 properties entered foreclosure....
  • North American Union Is No Conspiracy

    07/21/2006 2:39:27 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 55 replies · 2,000+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jul 21, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    John Hawkins apparently has taken on a mission to prove that the Bush Administration is not creating a North American Union to replace the United States, or a new currency -- the Amero -- to replace the U.S. dollar. Recently, in a blog debate on this website, I exchanged views with Mr. Hawkins. When Mr. Hawkins declined to respond in what the editors termed “Round 4” of that debate, I concluded Mr. Hawkins allowed me to have the final word because he lacked a convincing rejoinder. Now, we see Mr. Hawkins wants to carry on the debate but this time...
  • GOVERNMENT DEBT: Termites in the House

    07/01/2006 1:10:31 PM PDT · by HopefulPatriot · 23 replies · 589+ views
    Financial Sense Online ^ | June 30, 2006 | Bud Conrad
    Casey Files: Government Debt – Termites in the HouseAs I write, gold has rebounded handsomely over the $600 mark, perhaps putting a stake through the heart of the recent steep correction. Or, perhaps not.After all, it isn’t the fundamentals, per se, that are currently causing gold to spike. It’s largely just the chattering of the trading community based on their reading of the tea leaves revealed in the Fed’s latest press release.In order to make any real sense of where gold should be trading, and will be trading soon enough, you have to look deeper, much deeper, into the...
  • Iraq: US may be asked to leave

    06/20/2006 8:47:38 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 61 replies · 2,318+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 21 2006 | Greg Sheridan
    THE level of violence in some areas of Iraq is worsening dramatically and US forces may soon be asked to leave by the Iraqi Government. In an exclusive interview with The Australian, former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage has given a gloomy assessment of the situation. "The British used to make a big deal of walking around in their berets in the south," he said. "Now they won't even go to the latrines without their helmets. The south has got much rougher, it's mainly Shia on Shia violence." Mr Armitage said much of the violence came from differences...
  • Foreclosures Up 39 Percent in 1Q

    05/24/2006 9:38:32 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 112 replies · 2,329+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/21/2006 | Liz Flaisig
    NORTHEAST FLORIDA -- The rise in foreclosures that analysts predicted would follow an easing in lending restrictions, low interest rates and creative mortgage products has emerged in metropolitan Jacksonville. Recently released data from California-based RealtyTrac Inc. showed the five-county metro area experienced a 39 percent increase in foreclosures over last year's first quarter, or 3,579 foreclosures for the first three months of this year compared with 2,570 for the same period in 2005. The increase was just above the national foreclosure increase of 38 percent for the first quarter, which RealtyTrac analysts said could mean foreclosures going above 1.2 million...
  • Analysts Skeptical of Iran Oil Plan [PetroEuros vs. Dollars]

    05/05/2006 6:41:02 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 7 replies · 647+ views
    AP / Yahoooooo ^ | 5/5/2006 | Staff Writers
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran took a step on Friday toward establishing an oil market denominated in euros, a plan analysts described as highly unlikely to materialize but which in theory could have serious consequences for the U.S. economy. Iranian state-run television said the country's oil ministry granted a license for the euro-denominated market, an idea first floated back in 2004, though just who would trade on it remains unclear. If the market were to succeed — or if Iran simply demanded payment for its oil in euros — commodities experts said it could lead central bankers around the world to...
  • Please allow me to vent here...

    04/20/2006 11:52:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 113 replies · 2,565+ views
    I just saw on Foxnews that President Bush's poll numbers have taken another dive. Gee I wonder why? Maybe the average American isn't thrilled about our President hosting the Red Chinese..complete with marching bands..and a 21 gun salute. Maybe the average American isn't thrilled that 12000 illegal aliens enter the US every day. Screw guest workers, screw the economy..if the terrorist sneak some sort of bomb in here..its all gonna be blown to hell anyways. Maybe the average American isn't thrilled that Iran was named CHAIRMAN of the disarm committee of the UN..and we don't hear A PEEP from our...
  • Return of America first

    04/18/2006 6:43:27 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 107 replies · 1,971+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 4/18/06 | Pat Buchanan
    Friday's lead story in America's largest newspaper must have made for sober reading at AEI and the Council on Foreign Relations, the twin dorms that house the Wilsonian wings of our national parties. Americans, it appears, have had a bellyful of interventionism and globaloney. Reporters Susan Page and David Jackson merit quoting at length: "In a USA Today/Gallup Poll, nearly half of those surveyed said the United States 'should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.' ... "The leave-us-alone mood is apparent not only in the proportion of Americans,...
  • Monday, January 23 gloomiest day of the year: academic

    01/23/2006 5:11:35 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 15 replies · 1,388+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Sun Jan 22, 4:07 PM ET
    Monday, January 23 gloomiest day of the year: academic Sun Jan 22, 4:07 PM ET LONDON (AFP) - Watch out: Monday, January 23 is going to be the unhappiest day of the year, according to a British university researcher. Cliff Arnall, a health psychologist at the University of Cardiff, specialising in confidence-building and stress management, told AFP the prediction was the result of some gruelling mathematics. Post-Christmas blues, the return to work after the holidays, mounting bills to pay for the parties, the challenge of keeping New Year's resolutions, the slender prospects of fun in the weeks ahead and chilly...
  • Secret Agenda: Law of the Sea Treaty Will Provide Key “Elements” of “World Government”

    05/25/2005 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies · 2,511+ views
    America' ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    Saying that the Joint Chiefs and combatant commanders “strongly support” ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), General Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has stated that the measure “ensures the ability of the US Armed Forces to operate freely across the vast expanse of the world’s oceans under the authority of widely recognized and accepted international law.” [1] But would our military leaders support the treaty if they knew that the activists behind it were also instrumental in promoting the International Criminal Court (ICC), which could prosecute and imprison American troops and military...
  • The Official FR "I Am Panicking and I Want You To Panic, Too" Thread (Vanity)

    11/01/2004 9:16:10 AM PST · by Howlin · 550 replies · 7,938+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 1, 2004
    Let's let all the Freeper who are panicking use THIS thread so they won't be cluttering up the OTHER THREADS.
  • How Bush Can Still Win [Vanity]

    10/27/2004 10:39:00 PM PDT · by Holden Magroin · 28 replies · 540+ views
    Me, Myself, and I | 10/27/04 | Holden Magroin
    Just when Bush was starting to pull away from Kerry, the liberal media reached into its bag of tricks and pulled out the long-overdue October Surprise: 380 tons of high explosives supposedly "disappeared" in some rathole named Al Qaqaa over a year-and-a-half ago. The fallout from the Al Qaqaa story is real and already being reflected in the polls. Credible polls - not the Democrat-commissioned push-polls of "all adults" - show that Kerry has pulled ahead or extended his lead in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and even Ohio. I don't know the last when when a Republican won without Ohio. The...
  • Lies from The Two Johns Campaign This week

    10/16/2004 3:00:43 PM PDT · by databoss · 11 replies · 525+ views
    Mine Own Self
    "Bush will start a draft..." "John Kerry will cure everything..." "The Cheney's are ashamed of their daughter..."
  • Kerry Downplays Economic Recovery

    06/15/2004 9:40:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 137+ views
    AP via FNC ^ | Tuesday, June 15, 2004
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (search) on Tuesday accused President Bush of ignoring American values in his economic policies by giving tax cuts to the wealthy and running up the deficit on the backs of workers and the needy.
  • Nation of Brats

    02/08/2004 6:21:54 PM PST · by quidnunc · 62 replies · 342+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | February 8, 2004 | Robert Shaw with Stephanie Wood
    What is happening to our children? Only four years after the massacre at Columbine High School sent a chill through our nation, Time magazine ran a feature story on violent behavior at American schools among 3- to 6-year-olds. The emergence of such behavior makes it imperative that we recognize that we are in the midst of an ever-worsening crisis in parenting, a crisis that is leading to a plague of uncontrollable, joyless, alienated, disaffected and even violent children. Children, including those who are considered privileged, are no longer developing empathy, moral commitment and the ability to love. These emotionally stunted...