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  • Economic Outlook: Europe, the World and What is Coming to the US.

    02/17/2012 6:04:10 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Ronin Gael
    If you lack something and can, get it now. The Greek people have taken to the streets stating irrevocably that they don’t think they should be impoverished for a generation or more to make good on bad loans made by international bankers.... If the Greek deal falls through, or Greece defaults and walks away from the debt… burns $340 billion out of European bank equity. It also causes nerves to fray on the debts of Spain, Italy, Portugal, and even France…..all countries with far larger debts and therefore larger threats to the equity of the European banks...... Now....we find World...
  • Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats

    02/17/2012 8:59:22 AM PST · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 | 2:01 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Many Democrats in the Assembly have not publicly reported the expenditure of thousands of dollars in campaign funds, including money for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions, the Sun has learned. According to multiple lawmakers familiar with internal caucus discussions, the lawyer for Assembly Democrats instructed them that they do not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office — for example, rent in Carson City during the legislative session or travel to professional conferences.
  • Henderson police chief’s retirement adds final scandal ingredient: Money

    02/16/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | 2:11 p.m. | By J. Patrick Coolican (contact)
    The city of Henderson has done its darndest over the past week to erode the already depleted stores of public trust in government. First, we learn the city will pay a man $257,000 because he was in diabetic shock and driving erratically when he was pulled from his car by police at gunpoint, forcibly restrained on his stomach and then kicked in the head. We also learned the officer who did the kicking, Sgt. Brett Seekatz, kept his job and his rank. Next, as I reported last week, we learned that members of the City Council found out about the...
  • Obama wants cheaper pennies and nickels

    02/16/2012 5:29:40 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Feb 15, 2012 2:34 PM EST | Chris Isidore
    The U.S. Mint is facing a problem -- especially during these penny-pinching times. It turns out it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth. And because of that, the Obama administration this week asked Congress for permission to change the mix of metal that goes to make pennies and nickels, an expensive recipe that has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. .... Just the administrative cost of minting 4.3 billion pennies costs almost a half-cent per coin by itself, leaving precious little room to make a penny for less than a cent, no matter...
  • Gingrich ‘flawed, but he’s our guy’

    02/12/2012 2:42:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 12, 2012 | Craig Schneider
    .........Verniece Zorn, a 70-year-old retired printing company worker, said she made a promise to herself years ago that if Gingrich ever ran for president, she would support him. She liked the newsletters he had sent her as a Georgia congressman. Zorn, who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian, said she has looked beyond Gingrich’s multiple marriages and acknowledged infidelities, and she believes he is the most capable leader in the race. “None of us are perfect. We all have our little hang-ups,” said Zorn, of Stockbridge. “He’s my first choice. I believe he knows more than all of them put...
  • Would Newt Gingrich rely on David Barton for advice and council?

    02/12/2012 7:31:45 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies
    WallBuilders Live clip (37 seconds) ^ | September 2nd, 2010 | Gingrich interview
    Green: Mr. Speaker, my wife and I were really wanting to be able to vote for you for president two years ago. Are we going to get to do that in 2012? Gingrich: All I can tell you is that sometime in February or March, Calista and I and our family will be making this decision. As you know, I'm a great admirer of your work and of all you've done to teach Americans about their history and the roots of American freedom. And I can assure you that if we do decide to run next year, we're promptly going...
  • Fake but accurate (Romney Photoshopped)

    02/06/2012 2:56:23 PM PST · by ak267 · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-6-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Nothing more to say. The photo says it all.
  • Facebook Fires up Its Political Action Committee

    02/06/2012 6:32:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    open secrets ^ | 2/1/2012 | Evan Mackinder
    Facebook continued to show off its growing political muscle Tuesday night, as its nascent political action committee disclosed an impressive six-figure haul during its inaugural fundraising quarter. Facebook PAC raised a total of $170,000 during the final three months of 2011. And while it has yet to donate to a single politician on Capitol Hill, it revealed at least one important fact with its first fundraising report: the company is capable of tapping a friendly and powerful network of donors to come up with a serious amount of campaign cash. Namely, its own employees.
  • Stop Mitt or Lose (Saturbray)

    02/04/2012 8:39:31 AM PST · by bray · 7 replies ^ | 2/4/12 | bray
    This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16 We just lost a special election here in Oregon where the establishment ran a self described moderate and lost twice in a row. When all of the experts try to explain that you have to run the perfect candidate to satisfy the moderates you need to ask them by what proof do they come up with that truth? There is more proof of Global Warming than moderate candidates winning elections...
  • Global Warming Quote of the Day

    02/03/2012 11:27:11 AM PST · by landsbaum · 8 replies
    Just in case there is anyone out there who still thinks the global warming alarmist movement is about the globe warming (which it hasn’t been doing for quite some time), it might be instructive to consider the words of one of the warmist champions. Today we offer it up as our Global Warming Quote of the Day: . . .
  • Getting back to the gold standard (Gold, not Paper Money, is the Future)

    02/02/2012 5:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/02/2012 | Brett Arends
    Jim Grant’s rise to power may be delayed. The legendary Wall Street writer, publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, has been mentioned by two of the rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich said if elected president, he’d name Grant to help run a commission looking at a possible return to the gold standard. And Ron Paul said, if elected president, he’d go all-in and name Grant — one of Wall Street’s best-known gold bugs — as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve. As Paul wants to abolish the Fed, it would doubtless be a temporary post. But...
  • What is Constitutional Money?

    01/31/2012 9:48:58 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 11 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | January 30 | Chuck Morse
    Constitutional money is identified in the plain and unambiguous language of the U. S. Constitution itself. Article I, Section 8, clause 4 contains the following clause: The Congress shall have power to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures. This means that the Congress, elected to represent the interests of the citizen, has the responsibility to regulate the value of our money. The value of money is regulated by how much or how little money is created. If too much money is created than the value and therefore the...
  • Dave Says Keep Your Money and Teeth

    01/28/2012 10:36:54 AM PST · by Altariel · 5 replies ^ | January 25, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, In your plan, you talk about Baby Step 3 as saving enough to have three to six months of expenses in your emergency fund. My husband and I were wondering how you can determine whether you need to be on the low end or high end of that range? Amanda Dear Amanda, Lots of times in a marriage you’ll have a situation where one person wants to save more, while the other is excited to move on toward investing. Technically, neither is wrong. So, the emergency fund really deals with someone’s own personal level of peace. Remember Murphy’s...
  • Walker raises millions to fight recall effort

    01/24/2012 6:20:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    JSOnline | 1-24-12 | Jason Stein & Patrick Marley
    Madison - Gov. Scott Walker is raking in money at a pace not seen before in Wisconsin politics as he prepares to face the state's first-ever gubernatorial recall, taking in more than $4.5 million over five weeks. In just over a year, Walker has raised more than $12 million in campaign donations - more than he spent to win the seat in 2010 - and despite sizable spending in recent weeks still has $2.6 million in cash in the bank, according to figures released Monday by his campaign. The Republican governor has traveled the country to raise money in recent...
  • Gingrich Raises $1 Million in 24 Hours

    01/23/2012 10:52:58 AM PST · by Kaosinla · 56 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 23, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Following his come-from-behind victory in South Carolina, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich raised $1 million in 24 hours through a "moneybomb" fundraiser, his campaign announced on Sunday. But Mitt Romney is still winning the money game. The former speaker has significant ground to make up financially, considering the Romney campaign's $15 million advantage in last quarter's fundraising. The Romney campaign expects to raise over $10 million in the run-up to the Florida primary, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  • Gingrich makes play for gold vote

    01/21/2012 6:00:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich has moved to capture some Republican voters who lean toward Ron Paul and other Republicans who were Jack Kemp followers by naming two gold bugs to the Gingrich future team of advisers. The former House speaker says he intends to appoint investment banker Lewis E. Lehrman, famous in the Reagan era for his red suspenders and gold-standard advocacy, and Jim Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, as President Gingrich’s Gold Commission - if and when of course Mr. Gingrich wins both the Republican nomination and the general election in November. Mr. Paul, a Texas...
  • Chris Rickert: Recalls are their own economic stimulus package

    01/21/2012 9:44:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-21-12 | Chris Rickert
    Wisconsin lost about 3,900 private-sector jobs in December — the sixth straight month state employment has declined. But don't worry, the recalls can help fix all that. I don't mean by getting rid of Gov. Scott Walker — who has famously promised to create 250,000 private sector jobs by 2015 but who after a year in office can only point to about 13,500. Rather, last year's nine state senate recall elections and this year's likely recall elections for governor, lieutenant governor and four state senators represent Wisconsin's very own jobs package. Take the state Government Accountability Board's hiring of 50...
  • Schwarzman: None of Your Business (Successful Businessman tells Fed to shove it)

    01/20/2012 11:23:41 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 1/20/12 | R Sidel
    Blackstone Chief Executive Objects to Having to Provide Personal Financial Information to the Fed ROBIN SIDEL Stephen Schwarzman, one of Wall Street's most prominent deal makers, is going out of his way to keep the details of his personal fortune a closely held secret. Blackstone Group LP is changing the structure of its investment in a Florida bank after Mr. Schwarzman, founder and chief executive of the private-equity firm, balked at providing information about his personal finances to the Federal Reserve, according to people familiar with the situation.
  • Do You Need More Financial Advice as You Get Older?

    01/20/2012 7:40:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 20, 2012 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: We are getting older and need help managing our investments. What do you suggest for people in our circumstances? --A Reader Dear Reader: You're wise to be asking this now because, as much as we don't like to think about it, the older we get the more likely it is that we'll need help managing our finances. In fact, a study out of Texas Tech University last year measured how our knowledge of the basic concepts needed to make good financial choices changes as we age. It found that financial literacy scores declined by about 2 percent a...
  • The youth also hoard gold (Vietnam)

    01/20/2012 8:07:13 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 12 replies
    VietNamNet ^ | 9 January 2012 | Chau Giang
    VietNamNet Bridge – It is quite normal to see elderly people and married people, who have to feed dependent children to “save up for the rainy day” by keeping gold at their coffers. However, hoarding gold has become “in fashion” among young people as well. Nguyen Ngoc Huyen, an officer of a medical equipment distribution company, said she began hoarding gold eight years ago, when she was the fourth year student of the university and began working to get the money of her own. Huyen did not spend the money she earned but bought gold to keep in her coffer....