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  • Why Barack Sarkozy lost

    05/07/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-12 | DrJohn
    It turns out that left wingers really do believe in unicorns. Even in France. François Hollande has defeated Nicolas Sarkozy in the French Presidential election. Honestly, sometimes it's not easy to take the French people seriously. Hollande made a number of campaign promises, including Hollande wants to renegotiate a hard-won European treaty on budget cuts that Germany's Angela Merkel and Sarkozy had championed. He wants more government stimulus, and more government spending in general despite concerns from markets that France needs to urgently trim its huge debts. and Hollande’s win represents a groundshift in European politics; with a socialist president,...
  • The campaign is underway. What do you think Obama’s bragging about? Obamacare? Not exactly…

    05/07/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    In case you missed it, the presidential campaign is underway. How do we know? That’s a good point, actually, because the incumbent has been campaigning non-stop ever since his last campaign ended. But TV ads are rolling out, so this must indicate a new phase, at least, if not the starting point. What, you may ask, is President Barack Obama pointing to as his great accomplishment? First, ask yourself . . .
  • Dudley Baker Gives the Inside Scoop on Insiders--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT · by appeal2
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Dudley Baker of PreciousMetalsWarrants.com and TheGreedyGuru.com joined us for another look at the recently decimated precious metals mining sector. While markets like we've had lately may try men's souls, he's confident sooner rather than later, this value and other economic factors will result in a swarm of investors gobbling up these shares. Insider buying, a crucial indicator for Dudley's model, has been trending up in a number of miners, and this is probably good news for investors. Dudley gets up-to-the-minute updates on insiders purchases and sales and presents them regularly in his database, along with stocks that have...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected

    05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott McDonnell
    Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment. Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday. Attorney Mark O’Mara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case. Once that is done, O’Mara said discovery or the state’s evidence will begin to flow. It’s likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public. O’Mara continues to...
  • City Warns Victims of Vandalism

    05/07/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    San Francisco businesses whose windows were broken by “Occupy” protesters and whose subsequently boarded-up buildings were spray-painted with graffiti by local hoodlums were advised by city officials that they would be fined $500 a day if “the facilities are not put in acceptable condition within 30 days.” “Rules are rules,” said Otto Lawless, head of the City’s Zoning Enforcement Division. “I have to do my job. Can you imagine how decrepit and dilapidated our city would look if I didn’t.” Lawless said the affected businesses who feel that the police could’ve done more to protect their property in the first...
  • Greece Will Experience Hyper Inflation and So Will the Rest of Europe--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 9 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: "Ranting" Andy Hoffman was with us today to review the ever declining and disintegrating world economy and to offer us his weekly insight into the precious metals markets. While gold and silver prices have been under repeated attack, Spain, Portugal and Italy have become complete basket-cases. Add to that, the election of a socialist government over the weekend in France, declining support for Merkel in Germany, and Conservative Party losses in England, and you have the prescription for a hyper-inflationary bust. In Greece, the major parties only received 35 percent of the vote, with the majority being split...
  • Renewable Energy Standard Driving Prices Higher in States, Europe

    05/07/2012 2:02:01 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/7/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Those backing the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs Initiative say states that have mandated of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025 are doing just fine. Opponents of higher green energy mandates point to studies showing that claim to be disingenuous. Assuming its backers turn in enough valid petition signatures, the MEMJI, better known as the 25/25 proposal, will be on the statewide ballot in November. If passed, it would require that 25 percent of Michigan's energy be produced by renewable sources by 2025. Those who tout the 25/25 proposal say that the higher requirement, called a Renewable Portfolio Standard, would create...
  • First Veteran Exclusive Jail Dorm Opens

    05/07/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Georgia sheriff says he is opening the first county jail in the U.S. exclusively for inmates who are military veterans. "The people in the veterans dorm get access to programs that will hopefully be addressing their concerns or needs," said Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr. "When they transition back into the community we don't have the problem [of recidivism.]" Darr went on to say, true crime prevention is having people not commit the same offense or crimes over and over again. He wants to keep folks from circulating in and out of the jail system. And it's not costing...
  • Taxes: the best and worst of times, and …

    05/07/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    There’s good news today. And bad. Both have to do with taxes, that bane of civilization in which some men decide other men must part with their money, mostly to spend on what some men have deemed to be more important than what the other men, the ones who earned the dough, may have in mind. If you missed our column Sunday on the ruckus over Apple minimizing its tax bite, you can read it here...
  • Union Ignores Reality In Complaints About Health Care Cost Increases

    05/07/2012 1:03:18 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the state’s largest public school union pointed out in a recent newspaper article that a teacher will soon be paying $8,000 a year for his or her own insurance. Yet the union itself is a major reason the teacher is facing higher out-of-pocket expenses, says one education expert. Insurance coverage is negotiated in union contracts and some districts are switching out of the more expensive union-backed Michigan Education Special Services Association plan to plans with less costly coverage — and saving their employees money. In a recent Detroit News op-ed, MEA President Steven Cook said that a...
  • Chart of America's Welfare State

    05/07/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 11 replies
    Liberty.com ^ | 05/07/2012 | Liberty.com
    There was a little mentioned tangent to last Friday's very disappointing NFP print of +115,000 (driven by a surge in temp jobs offsetting a collapse in full time positions): as David Rosenberg notes, the jobs number was about half of another far more important number - that of Americans applying for disability , which in April was +225,000. He continues: "this is the new stealth stimulus program - so far in 2011, nearly one million Americans have applied for disability and year-to-date, 333k have actually enrolled (covering 539k family members). In total, more than five million people have been added...
  • Protect marriage vote results and turnout will tell the story for North Carolina Democrats

    05/07/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/7/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The results and turnout in tomorrow’s Primary Day voting in North Carolina will be an important indication of Barack Obama’s chances for holding the Tar Heel State in his column next November. Aside from the usual array of primary candidates from both Parties voters will be able to cast a ballot for or against Amendment One which will protect traditional marriage by banning same sex “marriage.” Already plagued by a Gay sexual harassment scandal hanging over the head of the outgoing Democrat State Chairman, the decision of its Democrat governor not to run for reelection and the specter of a...
  • Hillary goes with out make up "Au Natural" (Barfus Maximus)

    05/07/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/7/12 | ap
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Clinton is in Bangladesh to press tolerance, democracy and development in one of the world's most impoverished nations that is now in the throes of political turmoil. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
  • You're A Debt Slave and You Don't Even Know It-Stefan Molyneux--07.May.2012

    05/07/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/07/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Stefan Molyneux of www.FreeDomainRadio.com visited with us today. Stefan's an early pioneer in getting the freedom message out to the world; he's been doing it since 2005. Millions of people have visited his site and downloaded his numerous philosophical and economic discussions. Stefan and I talked about the proper role of a citizen and what types of powers the government should wield and why. We both agree the world is heading for an economic reset, voluntary or involuntarily; it's going to take place. You need to be prepared for this. Stefan and I also discussed the administration's Julia...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • Muslim Brotherhood working to reelect Obama

    05/07/2012 8:59:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/7/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Eileen Toplansky reports that the Muslim Brotherhood is working to reelect President Obama. But first, let's go to the videotape. Mentioned in the YouTube presentation, The ISNA or Islamic Society of North America has been described by Islamic scholar Stephen Schwartz as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States." Furthermore, "according to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA 'is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation'; 'convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred' (for instance, al Qaeda...
  • Francois Hollande, the Socialist & Obama’s Twin, Wins France

    05/07/2012 8:53:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Indepent Sentinel.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Sara Noble
    Francois Hollande, the Socialist & Obama’s Twin, Wins France May 6, 2012 By Sara Noble You know what is really funny – funny ironic – not funny haha? Hollande, the new French socialist President, has the same platform as Obama, but we are not allowed to call Obama a socialist. The lamestream media is ignoring the similarities between the two men. Hollande is France’s third socialist president and Obama is our first. Francois Hollande wants to rollback the Merkozy austerity deal between Sarkozy and Merkel, increase spending, add government stimulus, tax the rich by bringing the highest tax rate to...
  • Flashes of honest reporting beg the question: Is the media bailing on Obama?

    05/07/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Of course there is no full-fledged media retreat from Barack Obama, but the number of gratuitous swipes …..certainly curious. All of these reports from various media outlets have been posted in just the last few weeks. None of them will be helpful to Obama’s re-election and all of them are the kind of reports heretofore found only in “new media” sources if at all. “….New York Times’ Arthur Brisbane called on “The Paper of Record” to determine “who is the real Obama?” Brisbane said that the Times hasn’t done much to help develop a true picture of the real Barack...
  • Lawmakers, Governor Seeking To Get Project Labor Agreement Ban Back In Place

    05/07/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/5/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Dual efforts are underway in Michigan to reinstate a law prohibiting government mandated Project Labor Agreements on public construction projects. On one front is an effort in the courts; the other is in the Legislature. PLA's are pre-hire specifications for construction projects that virtually eliminate non-union contractors from the bidding process. They do this by mandating requirements that only fit union guidelines and practices, which typically come at a higher cost to the taxpayers who pay the bill. Michigan’s Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act (2011 Public Act 98) was passed by the legislature last year. Gov. Rick...
  • As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President

    05/07/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Liberty News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eric Odom
    As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President to White House Alternate Headline: France now joins the U.S. in electing fully socialist President. Move over, America. Barack Obama isn’t the only elected President to hold the label of socialist. Not in this day and time. Francois Hollande is the first socialist to run France in 17 years and from his campaign promises we learn he intends to further run the nation into the ground. This via a whopping 75% tax rate on those making more than a million euros a year, and 45%...