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  • Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia

    12/17/2014 11:53:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/17/14 | Bobby Schindler
    Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades. Here is some of what has happened:In 1968, a committee of 13 men at Harvard Medical School endorsed brain death as legal death; in 1981 it was approved by the American Medical Association. This has a profound effect on decisions regarding life and death and has placed physicians as the sole decision makers of who is alive and...
  • Hillary for hire: Clinton charges $300,000 for speeches

    11/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/14 | Charles Passy
    .....A newly published story in the Washington Post notes that Clinton often earns $300,000 or more per speech. On top of that, the prominent Democrat places many a demand on those who want to book her, including having “room temp sparkling and still water” and “two long rectangular (chair) pillows” on hand, according to the contract negotiations the Post obtained. Clinton’s fees have surprised some who booked her, according to the Post story. When UCLA hired her to give a talk earlier this year, a university official noted that Clinton’s spouse—as in former President Bill Clinton—came cheaper. “Wow! She (gets)...
  • Doomsday pope warns man's greed will destroy world

    11/20/2014 3:07:21 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    France 24 ^ | 20 Nov 14 | AFP
    Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge. "God always forgives, but the earth does not," the Argentine pope told the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome, a three-day meeting aimed at tackling malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike. "Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction," he warned representatives from 190 countries gathered for...
  • The FCC Plans to Increase Your Phone Bill to Build Better Internet in Schools

    11/19/2014 2:34:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/17/14 | Brendan Sasso
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a plan Monday aimed at delivering high-speed Internet to classrooms and libraries around the country. To pay for the $1.5 billion proposal, the agency is planning a substantial increase in government fees on all monthly phone bills.
  • Red State people are just better than Blue State people and here’s the proof

    10/14/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 50 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve known liberals are cheap, miserly (dare I say niggardly?) in their approach to charity which actually requires giving one’s own money away instead of passing laws to force the rest of us to fund charitable causes. Those who followed politics during the embarrassment of the Clinton brothel years remember that Bill Clinton donated his used underwear to charity in order to gain a tax credit. This fits right in with new data on who gives and who does not give. We now have proof that liberals are cheap and conservatives are generous. A recent report from The Chronicle of...
  • Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption [IOW, Al Gore is still wrong]

    10/14/2014 5:15:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/14/14 | Matt McGrath
    Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. Scientists say that between 1901 and 2010, living things absorbed 16% more of the gas than previously thought.
  • Harry Reid's Theme Song

    10/09/2014 2:33:18 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1956 | Paul Frees
    Money
  • President Obama in City Today for DNC Fundraisers

    10/07/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    twc news ^ | 10/7/14
    .....Obama is coming to the city today to raise money for the Democratic party. The president is expected to arrive at JFK Airport around 1:30 p.m. From there he will head to Manhattan for two events involving the Democratic National Committee.
  • US Forrest Service to Charge for Taking Pictures of Trees [satire]

    09/29/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Hungry for a means to supplement is budget, the US Forrest Service is proposing new regulations that would allow it to charge visitors $1500 if they want to take pictures in wilderness areas. Liz Close, the Forest Service’s acting wilderness director, called the new fees “essential to our mission. These wilderness areas belong to the government. Why shouldn’t we get revenue from what is our property?” Close warned against thinking that “these areas are too vast for us to enforce collection. We are watching from both the ground and the air. Rangers randomly patrol with orders to seize any cameras...
  • Dwyane Wade Brings the 'Heat' to New York for Hublot Watch Unveiling

    09/22/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/14 | Valerie Jack
    Luxury watchmaker Hublot has launched its newest timepiece in New York City. The Swiss watchmaker was joined by brand ambassador Dwyane Wade for the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star’s second timepiece with Hublot....
  • Obama Interrupting Weekend Trip to Return to DC

    08/29/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 8/29/14 | Darlene Superville
    ..... Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in New York. Presidential aides say the change in plans was not related to any current events and was the president's personal choice.
  • President Obama to visit RI for fundraising event

    08/29/2014 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 8/29/14 | Angie Angers
    Rhode Island is finishing preparations Friday morning for a visit from President Barack Obama. Obama is expected to headline three events in the northeast on Friday. Two are scheduled in Westchester County, New York, and the third is set for Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Obama going on Democratic fundraising trifecta

    08/29/2014 4:21:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WICS-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two are just north of New York City, in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island..
  • Michelle Obama to donors: Write 'biggest, fattest check' you can

    07/25/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/24/14 | Natasha Korecki
    ...Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of about 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.”
  • Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back

    06/17/2014 7:47:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Bloomberg LINK ONLY ! | 6/17/14 | Richard Rubin
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-17/wealthy-clintons-use-trusts-to-limit-estate-tax-they-back.html
  • ‘Awkward’: White House Press gets sent to its room while Obama fundraises [Pic]

    05/19/2014 5:13:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/19/14
    ...Obama didn’t want any press around while he was hitting up the one-percenters for big bucks, so he sent them to their room. No word on whether they got supper beforehand.
  • Obama Off To California For Three-Day Fundraising Swing [Five parties with the 1%]

    05/07/2014 3:44:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Obama is departing Wednesday on a three-day West Coast trip to glad-hand donors at five or more fundraising events, including four events in one day. The trip highlights the president’s focus on the 2014 race, where the GOP is on track to win a slight majority of the Senate and to slightly increase its majority in the House.
  • Harry Reid's Theme Song [video]

    05/06/2014 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1954 | Stan Freberg
    Money Paul Frees
  • Banks Play Ball with Government to Hand Over Your Assets

    04/06/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Four years ago, I wrote a column about how the state of California had passed a law to make retailers turn over any unused gift cards to the State after a set period. The law did not consider any effects on the retailer; just the fact that California was grubbing for new revenue flows and once greedy politicians see a target they can devise any rationale for why the money or new tax should be placed into their coffers. The column also explored how the State was taking money from unclaimed bank assets as if it were another revenue...
  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money [Obama BACK to Florida]

    03/18/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    3/16/14
    ...President Obama headlines a fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the organization that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives... Ted Deutch, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, is on the invite list for the Miami event, as is U.S. Rep. Steve Israel of New York, chairman of the DCCC, according to a copy of the invitation posted online by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks government information. Deutch and Israel aren't really the draw. The hosts are Tracy and Alonzo Mourning. He's the former Miami Heat center and a major...
  • Bill for the Dodgers is about ready to come due

    03/12/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Actually, you don't need to guess. The way baseball finds ways to separate fans from their money knows no bounds... At the heart of the issue is a new regional sports network that will pay the Dodgers $8.35 billion over the next 25 years. It was created by Time Warner Cable solely to broadcast the team's games, and it's the reason the new...
  • The Problem of A Stubborn and Unrepentant Heart

    02/25/2014 2:47:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus once rebuked the people of his time for their stubborn and unrepentant hearts: This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At...
  • Fear and Greed Index for markets

    01/31/2014 4:50:54 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    CNN ^ | 31 January 2014 | Someone at CNN
    Fear and Greed index. Interesting. Click link.
  • This Report on a Poorly Run Public School in NY Is Leaving People Infuriated and Astonished

    01/15/2014 8:28:22 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 32 replies
    A recent report on a school in Queens, N.Y., is so unbelievable, so terribly sad, that it has left many readers practically speechless. A public school in Far Rockaway Queens, N.Y., has been accused of operating under unacceptable conditions (image source Google Maps) From students reportedly being forced to attend class in vermin-infested “temporary classrooms” that “smell like urine” to Principal Marcella Sills, 48, apparently being a frequent no-show, public school (PS) 106 in Far Rockaway, N.Y., is a “school of no,” according to the New York Post.The students don’t get gym or art classes, one source said. Instead, many...
  • Push to restore veterans' benefits may lack support

    01/05/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 5 Jan 14 | Bill Bartel
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, D-Va. Military veterans are pressuring Congress to move quickly when it reconvenes this week to cancel cuts in pensions for working-age vets - a change set in motion as part of last month's budget deal. However, reversing the decision to reduce cost-of-living pension increases could be difficult and, at best, would take some time to negotiate, say some legislators and lobbyists. Federal lawmakers from Hampton Roads, which has one of the nation's largest concentrations of retirees and active-duty service members, strongly support undoing the cuts. Most have already proposed or are co-sponsoring legislation...
  • Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For ["Make Everything Owned by Everybody"]

    01/04/2014 1:40:02 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 3, 2014 | Jesse A. Myerson
    4. Make Everything Owned by EverybodyHoarders blow. Take, for instance, the infamous one percent, whose ownership of the capital stock of this country leads to such horrific inequality. "Capital stock" refers to two things here: the buildings and equipment that workers use to produce goods and services, and the stocks and bonds that represent ownership over the former. The top 10 percent's ownership of the means of production is represented by the fact that they control 80 percent of all financial assets. This detachment means that there's a way easier way to collectivize wealth ownership than having to stage uprisings...
  • Senator wrestles heirs over nine-figure Texas fortune

    12/21/2013 9:32:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 61 replies
    Watchdog.org Texas bureau ^ | December 17, 2013 | Jon Cassiday
    LAREDO, Texas — Out behind the nursing home where Josefina Alexander Gonzalez turned 99 Saturday, there’s a dilapidated green ranch house, its porch cover still held up by rough-hewn tree trunks. To the southeast, you see a lot of tall brush and honey mesquite, a view that hasn’t changed much since the 1940s, when her parents bought a 1,000-acre ranch … any other direction, and you’ll see new construction on her property, as developers cash in on the last large tract of open space inside of Loop 20 in north Laredo, now worth as much as $150 million. But if...
  • Boycott companies that offshore their call centers (vanity!).

    11/28/2013 8:38:36 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 48 replies
    Many people feel strongly about not shopping on Thanksgiving. Well, I have a cause of my own. Not doing business with any company that offshores its call centers. After dealing with some script-reading cretin out in God-Knows-Where because Old Navy's online credit card payment isn't working, I've decided that enough is enough. With so many Americans out of work, businesses should set up call centers here in the USA, not in some Third World slum half a world away. This may not be PC, but we all know it's true.
  • Big Drummies: Hippies and Liberals Are the Greedy Ones, Not Conservatives

    11/26/2013 12:32:53 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Zo tells you the story about some disrespectful liberals who tried to intimidate him into lending them his drums. Zo wanted to rent the drums out for $15.00, but the liberals called him greedy. Really? Zo thinks that this sense of entitlement sums up liberal culture.
  • President Obama attends 3 fundraisers in So. Fla. visit

    11/09/2013 4:54:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/8/13
    ... Obama made three fundraising stops during an overnight South Florida visit Friday, including an event in which he met with senior leaders of the Cuban exile community.... ... "For me it was an honor and a privilege to host a fundraiser for the President of the United States, who has been a friend," said Jorge Mas Santos, chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation, who hosted the second local event Obama attended in his own home.
  • Obama Schedule Heavy with Fundraising Trips [Coming to Miami TOMORROW]

    11/07/2013 4:29:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/24/13 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    Barack Obama, doing what he does best, is back campaigning and fundraising hard for the next five weeks. Obama’s plans include eight fundraisers for Democrats in the House and Senate. The events include: 1. New York: Fundraising for House Democrats and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 2. Boston: a House Democratic fundraiser on Oct. 30. 3. November 6, Dallas: No: another fundraiser 4. November 8, Miami: an event for Senate Democrats. 5. November 14, Philadelphia: another event for Senate Democrats 6. Seattle: fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 7. San Francisco: more fundraising for House Democrats. 8. Los...
  • Megachurch pastor tells his congregation his newly built 16,000-square-foot house is gift from God

    10/28/2013 12:17:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2013 | Alex Grieg
    The pastor of a North Carolina megachurch has built a $1.7-million-dollar mansion for himself and his family which he told his congregation at Sunday's sermon is a 'gift from God.' Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick, 33, is unapologetic about his ostentatious new seven-and-a-half bathroom, 16,000-square-foot home built on 19 acres in Weddington. He spent the first part of his sermon talking about the controversy surrounding its construction and apologizing to his parishioners for any 'uncomfortable conversations,' they may have been forced to have about it.
  • CO: Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee

    02/25/2013 8:29:39 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 24 November 2012 | Tori Richards (Watchdog)
    (Watch Dog) – The federal government’s dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore a new frontier. If you live outside Colorado, you probably haven’t heard of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL for short. It’s the place where solar panels, windmills and corn are deemed the energy source of the future and companies who support such endeavors are courted. It’s also the place where highly paid staff decide how to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. And the public pays those decision-makers well: NREL’s top executive, Dr....
  • World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

    01/20/2013 9:50:34 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 91 replies
    RT.com ^ | 20 January, 2013, 15:46
    The world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich. “The richest 1 percent has increased its income by 60 percent in the last 20 years with the financial crisis accelerating rather than slowing the process,” while the income of the top 0.01 percent has seen even greater growth, a new Oxfam report said. For example, the luxury goods market has seen double-digit growth every year since the crisis hit, the...
  • Family quarrels add intrigue to lotto winner death

    01/13/2013 11:54:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | 01/12/2013 | JASON KEYSER
    In the week since news surfaced that a Chicago man was poisoned to death with cyanide just before he was to collect a lottery payout, surprising details about his convoluted family saga have trickled out daily. Urooj Khan's widow and siblings fought for months over the businessman's estate, including the lottery check. His father-in-law owed tens of thousands of dollars in taxes.
  • Obama: We raised taxes, but the rich still aren’t paying their fair share

    01/03/2013 12:36:28 PM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 2, 2013 | 7:27 pm | Modified: January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama cut a video, distributed by his reelection, to reiterate his belief that the wealthiest Americans still aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes and to outline a second-term agenda ranging from environmental policy to gun control. Obama started by celebrating the tax increases — “making our tax code more progressive than it’s been in decades,” he said — that will take place because of the fiscal cliff deal. “Obviously, there is still more to do when it comes to reducing our debt,” Obama said in the video. “And I’m willing to do more, as long as we do...
  • Full steam ahead on theft of IRA's and 401k's by the D.C. ruling class

    12/11/2012 9:23:39 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/11/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    What is going to happen to our 401 (k) accounts and IRA’s after January 1? Will the retirement accounts which many Americans have sacrificed so much to accumulate be rolled over into federally issued and guaranteed bonds in order to prop up notoriously under-funded, union pension funds across the country? Getting an answer will prove to be daunting, especially as media attention seems focused on little but the impending “fiscal cliff.” Listening to a poignant, impromptu speech given by Linda from St. Lucie County during the Allen West recount makes clear just how hard she worked to raise three daughters...
  • Only 16 Members Can Unseat Boehner, Group Says

    12/05/2012 4:06:39 PM PST · by Fred · 141 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 12/05/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The president and CEO of conservative group American Majority Action (AMA) is demanding Republicans band together to fire House Speaker John Boehner. “Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” AMA’s Ned Ryun said in a statement. “Boehner has never won a negation battle with the White House or Senate—and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the Conservative Movement. It’s time for him to go.” Ryun pointed out, too, that if conservatives want to unseat Boehner, they’d only need 16 members to abstain from...
  • Greed, Lack of Transparency Caused Financial Crisis, Says Greenberger

    11/23/2012 2:28:04 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 90 replies
    The Epoc Times ^ | 11/15/ 2012 | Gary Feuerberg
    Bad mortgage loans, obscured through complex and unregulated investment instruments, cost taxpayers billions WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy is slowly making a recovering from a near-collapse and the worst recession since the Great Depression. But what brought on the subprime mortgage crisis that led to huge financial losses, a decline in wealth for much of the country, a GDP drop of 5 percent for the period from Dec. 2007 to June 2009, and an official unemployment rate that peaked at 10.0 percent in Oct. 2009? “Very few people understand [what happened],” said University of Maryland Professor Michael Greenberger at the Center for...
  • Let’s get back to rewarding true merit (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    11/13/2012 10:28:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/13/12 | Editorial
    If the United States were a healthy meritocracy, where talent and hard work pretty much determined how far we go in life, fair-minded people wouldn’t be demanding that rich people pay more in taxes. The general feeling would be that the race is fair and the wealthy have earned all they’ve got. The rest of us just have to work harder and smarter. But by no honest reckoning is the United States the “land of opportunity” it once was, and the race looks less fair every day. Advantages and opportunities are skewed to the few against the many, as is...
  • Steve Jobs' yacht revealed, christened 'Venus' [Bet he had a private plane, too, Obama]

    10/31/2012 2:49:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2012 | Charlie White
    Steve Jobs' yacht was unveiled in a Dutch shipyard on Sunday, where the unusual boat designed by Jobs and famed minimalist designer Philippe Starck was christened "Venus," after the Roman goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. According to Dutch website OneMoreThing, the finished ship was launched at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. Jobs' widow Laurene and three of their children, Reed, Erin and Eve, were at the ceremony. The Jobs family gave each of the members of the shipbuilding staff an elegant thank-you note, along with a token gift of their appreciation ? an...
  • Stars Invited To Perform For Michelle Obama [Money Grab Continues]

    10/15/2012 5:02:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Contact Music | October 15, 2012
    Sigourney Weaver, Cynthia Nixon and Geena Davis have been invited to perform in a presidential-themed stage show to raise funds for U.S. leader Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Director Mick Nichols is to helm the production, in which stars who have played the President, First Lady or a member of the White House-dwelling family onscreen, will perform for Obama's wife Michelle.
  • [U of C] to pay nearly $1 million in deal with 21 pepper-sprayed UC-Davis Occupy protesters

    09/27/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/26/12 | Brian Nguyen
    The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest on campus last November.
  • Mitt Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    09/10/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 10, 2012
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday said Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and that President Barack Obama is rooting for the striking educators. Obama's top spokesman said the president has not taken sides but is urging both the teachers and the city to settle quickly. Chicago's mayor, Obama ally Rahm Emanuel, called Romney's statement "lip service"... .....Romney released a statement that promised to "side with the parents and students depending on public schools to give them the skills to succeed." He said he was "disappointed" with Chicago teachers, who walked off the job in...
  • LeBron James' New Nike Shoes Will Be Most Expensive Ever [No Criticism for this member of the 1%]

    08/22/2012 3:12:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/21/12 | Chris Joseph
    ... People have forked over up to $250 bucks for sneakers named after NBA stars. But now, if you want the latest LeBrons, which are set to debut this fall, you're going to have to lay down $315 to get them.
  • Chicago Teachers Union thumbs nose at proposed 20% raise

    07/17/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The Chicago Teachers Union made headlines a few months ago when it was revealed that the union was demanding a 30 percent raise in its new contract proposal. Such an enormous raise – regardless of the supposed justification – would be unthinkable in a district with a $665 million budget deficit and a 9.8 percent unemployment rate. The school board countered with an offer of a two percent raise, which would still be a burden on the district’s overstretched budget. As a result, both the CTU and Chicago Public Schools requested an “independent” fact finder to look at both sides’...
  • Uncle Milty (Friedman) Slaps Silly Lib Around The Room For Fun

    07/17/2012 6:08:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More relevant today than ever before- you listening, self-assured Obammunist boneheads? Phil Donahue Show (1979): Donahue:  When you see around the globe the maldistribution of wealth, the desperate plight of millions of people in underdeveloped countries, when you see so few haves and so many have-nots, when you see the greed and the concentration of power... did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism? And whether greed is a good idea to run on? Friedman: Well first of all, is there some society you know that doesn't run on 'greed'? Do you think Russia doesn't run on 'greed'? Do...
  • U.S. munis face $2 trillion in unfunded pension costs

    07/03/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Mon Jul 2, 2012 7:03pm EDT | By Joan Gralla
    U.S. states and localities have more than $2 trillion of unfunded pension liabilities, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday, citing data on plans offered by 8,500 local governments and over 14,000 individual entities. The total liabilities for fiscal 2010 were more than three times the amount reported by local governments. "Pension liabilities are widely acknowledged to be understated," Moody's Managing Director Timothy Blake said. Most state fiscal years end on June 30. The rising cost of public pensions has strained finances for cities around the country. Stockton, California, which last week became the biggest U.S. city to file for Chapter...
  • Bankers must be made to pay for their greed

    06/30/2012 1:18:01 PM PDT · by Colonial Warrior · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 29 June 2012 | Daily Mail Comment
    "Truly, the behaviour of some of Britain’s banks has been beyond contempt. Firstly, through greed and monumental misjudgment, they plunged Britain into a recession that could last a decade and which threatens our children’s futures."
  • Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB): Milberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Facebook, Inc.

    05/30/2012 1:21:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://meshpress.com ^ | 05-30-12 | Staff
    NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 (MeshPress) — Milberg LLP announces that class action lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) FB -2.29% common stock pursuant to the Company’s May 18, 2012 initial public offering (the “IPO”). Actions were also filed in the Northern District of California. The complaints charge Facebook, certain of its officers and directors, and underwriters of the IPO with violations of the Securities Act of 1933. The actions allege that the Registration Statement and Prospectus issued with the IPO were...