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  • In State of the Union Address, Obama to Move Past Hardship and Reset Goals

    01/20/2015 2:06:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/20/15 | PETER BAKERJAN
    **SNIP** But Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who has advised Republican leaders, said Mr. Obama may not be able to convince the country that he has made enough progress fixing the economy. “It will be an uphill battle, as his policy record on growth is not strong, the recovery is still unsatisfying and the inequality message is not popular, which is why he abandoned it so quickly after declaring it the issue of our time,” he said. Stuart Stevens, an adviser to Mr. Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign, said Mr. Obama has no popular mandate for...
  • My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 1)

    01/13/2015 4:15:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency. Here are my top 10 resolutions for the new Congress: 10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders.I know that every president since the dawn of our republic has used executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt was the first to rack up over 1,000 during his nearly eight years in office. But...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-12 : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech

    09/13/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-12 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 12, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech ===================================================== President Obama gave a pretty good speech Wednesday night. Pressured by the American people's overwhelming support for defeating ISIS, President Obama gave a speech his predecessor, President George W. Bush could have applauded. Many of President Obama's words were reassuring. He was dedicated to defeating ISIS. He would pursue anyone who threatened America. He was committed to a long, difficult campaign. Unfortunately for the President and the country, there were five major strategic flaws in his speech. These flaws are so profound that...
  • The Three Goals Of Islam

    08/21/2014 8:20:03 AM PDT · by econjack · 17 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | unknown | TheWhiteRoses
    A group calling themselves "White Roses" created a video to inform non-Muslims about Islam. The name of this video is Three Things About Islam. White Roses is headquartered in Sweden. This first version is in English. The name "White Roses" is based on a student resistance group "Die weiße Rose" in Nazi Germany. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, from June 1942 until February 1943, which called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler's regime. I urge all of you to view this video and forward it to your E mail list. You may be familiar with the...
  • The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals

    01/25/2013 12:03:59 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 24 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | January 22, 2013 | Marion Algier
    In the wake of President Obama’s liberal Progressive second Inaugural speech, it is time for another look at greater underlying agendas and perhaps a time to remember that Progressivism = Socialism = Fascism = Marxism = Communism. Ask almost anyone and you’ll hear, “Communism is dead! The Berlin wall came down, the USSR is gone, China is our trading partner, the cold war is over…” That is one of the problems with America and the western world; we live in the now and our attention span and planning is short term unlike those in movements promoting Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Fascism,...
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • Training for U.S. "green jobs" falls far short of goals-watchdog

    10/26/2012 4:59:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/26/12 | Roberta Rampton | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $500-million "green jobs" program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday. As of June 30, fewer than 31,000 people who went through training programs got green jobs, only 38 percent of what had been projected, the department's Inspector General said in the report. Of those workers, less than 12,000 kept these jobs for more than six months, a mere 16 percent of what organizations that got grants had...
  • Excerpts: President Obama's Democratic Convention Speech (Read his goals for America for 2nd term)

    09/06/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/06/2012
    Excerpts of President Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery, including a list of goals the Obama campaign said the president will outline in his speech. [SNIP] President Obama's Goals for America Tonight President Obama will ask the country to rally around a set of goals on manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit – a real, achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, and ensure an economy built to last. Manufacturing - Create one million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016 - Double exports by the end of 2014 Energy - Cut net oil imports in...
  • Calif. renewable energy goals come at a price

    11/24/2011 8:55:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/24/11 | David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer
    California's increasing use of renewable power will come at a price, pushing up electricity bills across the state. And while it's impossible to tell how big the cost to consumers will be, some experts fear the total cost of renewable energy in California will be in the billions of dollars. In the next three years, many long-planned solar plants and wind farms will come online, bringing California closer to its goal of getting one-third of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2020. As soon as they start delivering power to utility companies, the utilities' customers will start paying for...
  • The politics of New Year’s resolutions

    01/05/2011 9:21:45 PM PST · by AustralianConservative
    Positively Churchillian ^ | January 6, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Getting healthy is a top priority One of my New Year’s resolutions is health-related. I’m not alone. Steve Vernon of moneywatch.com states: “According to a recent poll taken by the Society of Actuaries, about 80 percent of respondents said that taking care of their health was their top strategy for managing their medical bills, well ahead of buying medical insurance.” He advises: “Take just a few steps in January to establish good nutrition habits, and you’ll be well on your way to improving your health and increasing your lifespan.” (In America, it will take energy to escape Obama-approved death panels.)...
  • World Cup Statistics and Predictions for the Final

    07/04/2010 5:36:27 AM PDT · by mattstat · 23 replies
    It’s nice to be right once in a while. This was that while: taking into account Romero’s performance, it was easy to guess that Argentina would never have a chance against Germany. But can we work our statistical magic for the rest of the tournament, and answer such questions as: Is the World Cup getting harder to win? Is the game becoming more rambunctious? And what will be the likely outcome? The first Cup was held in 1930: there were only 13 teams that participated, and over the course of 18 games, 80 goals were made. Only one man was...
  • Editorial: The goals of terror

    04/03/2010 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 280+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 04/03/10 | editors
    Would Obama dare tell Russian to make goodwill gestures toward the attackers? As Jews worldwide prepared for Seder night, the Russian capital was rocked by twin blasts that left 39 dead and scores wounded, some of them critically. Muslim terrorists in the Caucuses apparently blew themselves up during the morning rush hours with the aim of killing as many passersby as possible. Yesterday, two more explosions were detonated in Kizlyar, near the Dagestan-Chechnya border. As crowds gathered after the first car bomb went off, another was triggered to hit onlookers and rescuers. We in Israel are unfortunately no strangers to...
  • Services Meet November Active-duty Recruiting Goals

    12/14/2009 5:59:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2009 – The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today. Of the six reserve-component services, only the Army National Guard and Air National Guard did not meet their goals; however, officials said, that’s because officials adjusted November accessions to make up for projections that the Guard components would exceed their authorized strength. Here’s the November recruiting breakdown: -- Army: 7,063 accessions with a goal of 6,858 for 103 percent; -- Navy: 3,291 accessions with a goal of 3,291 for 100 percent; -- Marine Corps: 1,789 accessions with a goal of...
  • Vanity - Anyone have to do Performance Goals and assesment for their job (Professionals)

    12/02/2009 10:59:32 AM PST · by CarmichaelPatriot · 71 replies · 1,654+ views
    N/A | 12/2/2009 | Me
    Anybody else here have to annual goals identification and assesment as part of their annual review? I was looking at what they want me to enter. The categories are Quality, Growth (company), Profitability (company), and Human Capital/Development. I am a software developer. I write what they tell me to write, so I don't see where I have anything to contribute here, except to the Quality item. The company won't pay for training, so the Human Capital/Development issue is completely out of my hands. The "free" training that is offered is either BS "touchy / feely" crap I don't want or...
  • Watchdog doubts goals of Obama loan relief plan

    10/09/2009 9:29:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/09 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Alan Zibel - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says. The Congressional Oversight Panel, charged with making regular assessments of the $700 billion financial rescue fund enacted last year, said the Treasury Department should consider whether to improve the current $50 billion program or adopt new programs to meet an expected rise in foreclosures fed by increased unemployment. The panel's report is scheduled to be made public Friday. It comes a day after...
  • Communist Goals

    08/12/2009 12:26:18 AM PDT · by TheArizona · 17 replies · 708+ views
    uhuh.com ^ | January 10, 1963 | A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
    Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked...
  • Gates Encouraged by Iraqi Accomplishments, Goals

    07/29/2009 4:24:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, July 29, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today he is heartened by his visit to Iraq, and that he urged Arab and Kurd Iraqis to use the good offices of the United States to help solve their problems. Gates said he is so encouraged by the situation in Iraq that American forces may speed up their drawdown, with an additional brigade coming out of the country before the elections in January. He said his view was bolstered by conversations with Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Force Iraq. Gates visited...
  • On the Ground: Forces Work Toward Goals in Iraq

    06/24/2009 4:54:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 – Iraqi and U.S. forces continued to make strides toward meeting the terms of the U.S.-Iraq security agreement in recent days with the transfer of a joint security station to Iraqi control and meetings that offered provincial leaders and female business owners an opportunity to pave the road ahead. Army Col. Butch Kievenaar, commander of the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, talks with a sheik from Iraq’s Basra province about civil action projects in a meeting at the Basra Operations Center, June 16, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos M. Burger II  (Click...
  • May Recruiting Shows Across-the-Board Success

    06/10/2009 4:45:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 473+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 – May was a banner recruiting month for every military service, but especially for the Marine Corps, which topped its active-duty goal by 42 percent and its Marine Corps Reserve goal by 12 percent, Defense Department officials announced today. The Marine recruiting successes represent a particularly high point among across-the-board recruiting successes in which every service met or exceeded its May active-duty goal, officials said. The reserve components reported similar progress. The three components that fell short of their projected May goals did so because only because they already have reached 112 percent of their...
  • Active-Duty, Reserve Components Meet Recruiting Goals

    04/10/2009 5:05:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 283+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2009 – All 10 active-duty and reserve military components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March, with the Marine Corps adding the highest percentage of active-duty members, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army Reserve led the reserve components, and all four active departments met or exceeded their March retention goals. “Recruiting continues to be strong in all military departments,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Data published on the Defense Department Web site shows that the Marine Corps goal was to add 1,411 new Marines, which it exceeded by 43 percent, recruiting a total of 2,017....