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  • David Cameron Gaffe: National Health Service is “Second-Rate”

    01/17/2011 10:10:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    verum serum ^ | 1/17/11 | John
    Some wag has said that a gaffe is any moment in which a politician accidentally tells the truth. That’s probably the case today as David Cameron tells a BBC radio audience that he is going to shake-up the National Health Service (NHS): The remarks came during an interview on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme as he attempted to promote his flagship policy. ‘I don’t think we should put up with a second rate – with coming second best,’ he said, quickly correcting himself. ‘We should aim to be the best.’ This is a touchy subject in Britain because the NHS...
  • National view: First they came for my Twinkie...

    01/06/2011 9:01:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Maricopa Monitor ^ | 1/6/11 | Mary Sanchez
    To ring in 2011, let’s raise a toast in unison to proclaim the most frequently made New Year’s resolution. Then promptly break it. Yes, it’s the season for the annual American vow to lose weight. But first, let’s argue about just how much leverage the government should exert to squeeze us back into our skinny jeans.(snip)Being poor does not have to equate so strongly with obesity. It didn’t used to.
  • Newest member of Obama’s National Economic Council is an ardent supporter of cap and trade

    01/05/2011 11:26:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1/5/11 | Amanda Carey
    On Monday, the Obama administration announced it had hired an environmental economist from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to join the National Economic Council. Replacing member Joe Aldy, Nat Keohane, a long-time advocate of cap and trade, will now be advising President Obama on the economics of energy and environmental issues. With Keohane’s addition, it now looks like the Obama administration is preparing to go to battle against congressional Republicans who balk at the prospect of any environmental legislation. But Keohane’s hire also represents something else – the continuation of Obama placing global warming alarmists
  • “It” Is Scarier Than Anything Stephen King Has Ever Written

    01/04/2011 9:45:45 AM PST · by survivingcalifornia · 27 replies ^ | January 1, 2011 | Bobbo
    A couple of days ago I posted this original article on my blog about the huge problem coming with the 'real' national debt. Several people wanted me to post it here so I hope you find it as interesting: We here at Surviving California have been asking our friends for the last several years a question…and “it” has surprised us that no one else seems to be asking “it”. Either “it” is a very dumb question (a real possibility consider our history) or people have been in a self-induced fog preventing them from realizing the immensity of “it”. When we...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR National Debt at $14,025,215,218,708.52 2010 Record Debt $1,713,865,541,196.49

    01/03/2011 8:43:39 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 3 replies
    CBS News & Treasury Direct ^ | January 3, 2010 | steelers6
    The latest posting today of the National Debt shows it has topped $14 trillion for the first time. The U.S. Treasury website today reported that as of last Friday, the last day of 2010, the National Debt stood at $14,025,215,218,708.52. It took just 7 months for the National Debt to increase from $13 trillion on June 1, 2010 to $14 trillion on Dec. 31. It also means the debt is fast approaching the statutory ceiling $14.294 trillion set by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last February. The federal government would have to stop borrowing and might even...
  • Wounded War Vet Reunites With Vermont GI Who Saved Him (Sgt. Edward Matayka lost his legs)

    12/12/2010 1:05:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    V News ^ | 12/12/10 | John Curran
    Wounded War Vet Reunites With Vt. GI Who Saved HimBy John Curran Associated Press Published 12/12/2010 South Burlington, Vt. -- The last time they were together, it was in the wreckage of a roadside bombing in Afghanistan Sgt. Edward Matayka, a 33-year-old Vermont National Guard medic, had been mortally wounded. Specialist David Schwerer, of White River Junction, was among those who gave him first aid, applying tourniquets that saved his life but couldn't save his legs. Yesterday, Matayka got to say thank you, welcoming Schwerer home from a yearlong deployment in an emotional reunion at a ceremony for returning troops....
  • Obama lights the National Christmas Tree, says 'Merry Christmas' three times

    12/09/2010 7:00:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/9/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama's words at lighting of National Christmas Tree, as provided by the White House -THE PRESIDENT: Merry Christmas, everybody!AUDIENCE: Merry Christmas! THE PRESIDENT: Happy holidays. We are just thrilled to have all of you here. Thank you, Secretary Salazar, for the kind introduction and for all that you’re doing to protect our national parks and our public lands for the future generations. I also want to recognize Neil Mulholland and everyone at the National Park Foundation and at the National Park Service who helped put this event together.
  • With audio: National Arab American Journalist Association denounces WSU’s move

    12/05/2010 10:14:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The South End ^ | 12/5/10 | ISAAC ELSTER | The South End By JEFFREY ROSZKA | The South End By ROBERT GUTTERSOHN | The South End
    Action to retire alumna Helen Thomas’ diversity award goes against freedom of speech, open dialogue, says organization The day after Wayne State cut ties with alumna and White House press corps member Helen Thomas by pulling the annual diversity award named after her, the National Arab American Journalists Association denounced the move in a statement issued Dec. 4. NAAJA coordinator Ray Hanania said in the statement that Zionism was irrelevant to this debate. “The real issue is free speech,” said Hanania, also a columnist for Creators Syndicate who has written for international newspapers such as The Jerusalem Post. “Is America...
  • Army launches probe over Arlington National Cemetery remains (8 bodies in one grave)

    12/03/2010 7:34:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/03/10 | Jade Walker
    Army launches probe over Arlington National Cemetery remainsBy Jade Walker – 1 hr 51 mins ago The U.S. Army has opened a criminal investigation at Arlington National Cemetery after the cremated remains of eight people were dumped into a single grave, The Washington Post reported. The urns were discovered last October in a grave site marked "Unknown," even though cemetery records showed that only one set of remains was to be buried there. Since then, Army investigators have positively identified three of the remains and notified the families, USA Today reported. Officials are still trying to identify the other remains....
  • Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

    11/22/2010 8:17:30 AM PST · by FS11 · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-21-10 | MICHAEL TARM
    Another participating organization called "We Won't Fly" features a blurb at the top of its website that says, "Jam TSA checkpoints by opting out until they remove the porno-scanners." Organizer James Babb of Eagleville, Pa., agreed many travelers would see the pat-down as equally intrusive or more so. But he's still recommending the pat-down because, he says, it would create more disruption and send a stronger message. "They won't have the manpower to reach into everyone's crotch," he said.
  • Say 'I Opt Out' of Airport Scanners on National Opt Out Day, November 24

    11/18/2010 8:44:23 AM PST · by FS11 · 268 replies · 1+ views
    Airport Business News ^ | 11-15-10 |
    "Not only are these porno scanners a gross violation of individual privacy," said boycott co-founder George Donnelly, "they're also a threat to the health of millions of passengers and ineffective as well. The goal of the demonstrations is to urge Americans to exercise their legal right to 'opt out' of the scan." If you have to fly on November 24, We Won't Fly urges you to opt out of the new scanners for your own health and privacy. Say "I opt out!" Be prepared for delays and intimate TSA "patdowns." If you're not flying on November 24, We Won't Fly...
  • Opinion: 'National Opt-Out Day' a revolt against TSA pat downs

    11/18/2010 6:42:34 AM PST · by FS11 · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-18-10 | Cathy A Montville Cathy A Montville
    Need to travel, particularly for the upcoming holidays? Is flying the only way to get there? Are you OK with TSA subjecting you to a full-body scan? If the answer is no -- you can participate in a protest Nov. 24 during National Opt-Out Day. Brian Sodegren wants travelers to pass on the scan at airports everywhere. He urges fliers instead to go for TSA's upgraded body pat down in full view of other people. Is the TSA going too far with invasive screening? Just Say No to TSA Groping
  • TSA Opt-Out Day, Now with a Superfantastic New Twist!

    11/17/2010 4:11:06 PM PST · by FS11 · 108 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | November 14, 2010 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    November 24th, as many of you already know, is National Opt-Out Day, when airline passengers should refuse to submit themselves to those privacy-invading, genital-picture-taking, radiation-delivering back-scatter imaging machines now installed at many American airports. By telling the TSA agents in charge that you "opt-out" out of the back-scatter (at which point, the TSA agents, if my experience is typical, will yell, "We got an opt-out!," causing everyone standing on the TSA Checkpoint Coiled Line of Death to look at you funny), you will be subjecting yourself to a fairly thorough frisking, as detailed in this post. But I believe that...
  • National Politburo Radio

    10/23/2010 8:55:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/10 | Ellen Ratner
    In the fury of the firing of Juan Williams much of the tenor of what is happening at NPR is being overlooked. His firing is completely outrageous but it is a symptom of a larger problem at the news organization. NPR is saying that Juan Williams crossed a line with his opinion. I have been covering The White House since 1993, and I have heard plenty of opinion. Most of it has not made it into print or on air, but journalists are human and they have opinions, hopes and fears. Most consumers of news, I think, would rather know
  • Slain Texas National Guardsman Lived In Mexico (gunned down in Juarez)

    10/23/2010 10:41:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    KRIS TV ^ | 10/22/10
    Slain National Guardsman Lived In MexicoUpdated: Oct 22, 2010 12:56 PM JUAREZ,MEXICO - The Texas National Guard now says a private first class killed in Mexico was actually in the neighborhood where he lived. Jose Hernandez-Ramirez ignored warnings from his superiors and not only crossed into Mexico, he lived there with the rest of his family. He and another man were gunned down in the street. At the time of the shooting, Hernandez was not on duty or in uniform. According to the National Guard Hernandez was a full-time student in El Paso, but so far none of the colleges...
  • National GOP takes aim at Tim Walz(D-Mn)

    10/09/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 10/8/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    Republican congressional candidate Randy Demmer unveiled his first TV ad as national Republicans announced plans to sink big money into the race in hopes of knocking off Democrat Tim Walz. The National Republican Congressional Committee is spending $85,000 on the TV ads through its coordinating campaign funds. The NRCC's independent expenditure arm also plans to pump another $102,000 into campaign ads in the 1st Congressional District starting today. Meanwhile, Walz's campaign has sent an e-mail asking supporters to raise $100,000 to counter GOP ads. Demmer's first ad blasts Walz for voting in favor of the stimulus bill, health care reform...
  • National Debt Oct 1, 2009 $11,920,519,164,319.42 National Debt Sep 30,2010 $13,561,623,030,891.79

    10/01/2010 9:42:22 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 30 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | October 1, 2010 | steelers6
    It grew by nearly $100 billion on last day of fiscal year, According to Treasury Direct it grew by $1.64 Trillion in the last year. Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding 09/29/2010 8,963,900,445,439.19 4,502,371,965,926.43 13,466,272,411,365.62 09/30/2010 9,022,808,423,453.08 4,538,814,607,438.71 13,561,623,030,891.79
  • A Memory Upgrade for America

    08/29/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08-30-10 | stolinsky
    Recently I upgraded the memory on my computer. It runs Windows Vista and was slow with only 1 gigabyte of memory. I had been told that 2 gigabytes were the minimum for optimum function, but I was lazy. Inertia is a property of matter, but regrettably it is also a property of people. Finally I upgraded the memory to 2 gigabytes. Everything is faster, including word processing and Web surfing. Human beings are not computers − except for bureaucrats, that is. But if we stumble along with inadequate memory, everything we do is less efficient. In particular, our knowledge of...
  • Three arrests, no violence at National Socialist rally (A few more RATS go to jail!)

    08/14/2010 9:56:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Knox News ^ | 8/14/10 | Matt Lakin
    Three arrests, no violence at National Socialist rallyBy Matt Lakin Knoxville News Sentinel Updated August 14, 2010 at 10:23 p.m. Swastikas flew on the courthouse lawn Saturday as National Socialists marched through downtown for a rally against illegal immigration. "This is part of our Stand in The South," said Jeff Schoep, commander of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement. "It's about the survival of America." About 50-60 members of the NSM made the march from Market Square to the courthouse on Main Street, past heckling from more than 100 counter-protesters and surrounded by 400-500 police. "Nazis, go home!" the hecklers shouted....
  • DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN; Does it make a difference?

    08/12/2010 7:24:36 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-12-10 | WebToday
    WEBTODAY-- Since 1913 we have been transitioning to National Socialism and losing our freedoms bit by bit. Things are now so far gone that about the only difference between Democrats and Republicans is the rate of change. Full transition to National Socialism will be complete under the Democrats in about 10-15 years and under the Republicans in about 25-30 years. Paul Owen contends that the forces of destruction and corruption are so well entrenched you cannot fix the situation by simply throwing the "Bums" out. Throwing the "Bums" won't work because the "Bums" no longer run our country. Electing a...