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  • Obama: State of the Union 2013 ideas won’t add deficit (Obama's the biggest liar in US History)

    02/12/2013 3:42:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/12/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will pledge that the new proposals in his State of the Union address Tuesday — aimed at boosting still-struggling middle class Americans — will not expand the deficit. “Nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime,” Obama will say, according to advance excerpts of the speech provided by the White House, which offered no details of the proposals. “It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.” The White House has previously said the speech will include new initiatives in manufacturing, infrastructure, education...
  • Top Pentagon Brass Lay Out Details of Sequestration Nightmare

    02/12/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Charles S. Clark
    With less than three weeks to go before automatic governmentwide budget cuts, the entire leadership team at the Pentagon on Tuesday implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to cancel sequestration and adjust the continuing resolution set to run out March 27. In an emotional hearing that prompted lawmakers to criticize their own and blast President Obama’s leadership, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top civilian officials laid out details of the harm across-the-board budget cuts would inflict on the nation’s military readiness and long-term effectiveness. “Military readiness is in jeopardy due to the convergence of unprecedented budget...
  • Hospices Reveal Obamacare’s Impact

    02/12/2013 3:21:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies ^ | 2/12/13 | Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger
    Two hospice care centers are struggling to make ends meet, and Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare are to blame. Hospices—health care facilities for the terminally ill—along with other Medicare providers are facing Medicare pay cuts. Of the $716 billion in payment reductions, hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment cut from 2013 to 2022. Now, contrary to all of the misleading claims, this effect is already beginning. San Diego Hospice recently laid off 260 workers, closed a 24-bed hospital, and has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. San Diego Hospice’s financial condition is attributed mainly to reduced Medicare reimbursement,...
  • GOP vs. the generals all over again

    02/12/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
    <p>The nation’s top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.</p>
  • Cyprus "Radical Rescue" Proposal Proves Greece Not Unique

    02/12/2013 3:18:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Cyprus is about to prove what anyone with common sense already knew, that Greece will not be the only country requiring haircuts on sovereign bonds. Today the Financial Times posted news of a Radical rescue proposal for Cyprus A radical new option for the financial rescue of Cyprus would force losses on uninsured depositors in Cypriot banks, as well as investors in the country’s sovereign bonds, according to a confidential memorandum prepared ahead of Monday’s meeting of eurozone finance ministers. The proposal for a “bail-in” of investors and depositors, and drastic shrinking of the Cypriot banking sector, is one of...
  • Hoyer: "The Country Has A Paying For Problem," Not A Spending Problem

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-12-2013
    (snip) REP. STENY HOYER (D-MD), HOUSE MINORITY WHIP: Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem. We haven't paid for what we bought, we haven't paid for our tax cuts, we haven't paid for war.
  • Silence golden for market economy

    02/12/2013 3:16:01 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 2 replies
    Silence golden for market economy ^ | February 11, 2013 | By Donald J. Boudreaux
    One of the market economy's greatest flaws is the silence it maintains when it is working relatively flawlessly. When the market stumbles, though — or when it's tripped up by unwise government interventions — a great clamor is heard. Unemployment rises, stock prices and exchange rates plummet, and tales abound of this hardship and that lost dream. Pundits proclaim loudly that the unreliable market must be “corrected” or “tamed” by the wisdom and prudence of politicians. But when the market works smoothly — as it typically does — hardly anyone notices. We take its successes for granted. That's the...
  • Rubio gives Obama a 2nd Amendment gut check

    02/12/2013 3:15:41 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2013 | John Hayward
    Senator Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News show to discuss gun control. Toward the end of the segment, he made a very aggressive statement about the Left’s view of the Second Amendment. “I think that the President is not a believer in the Second Amendment, although he states that he is,” said Rubio. ... If he doesn’t want it in the Constitution or he wants to reform the Second Amendment, then have the guts to admit that.” Rubio’s “gut check” illuminates several facets of the gun control debate... First and foremost, progressives never have the “guts” to explain their ultimate...
  • Erasing Reagan? The Illiberal War on Truth

    02/12/2013 3:12:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    The prospect of four more years of Barack Obama in the White House has caused several conservative voices (among them, The Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger, Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer, and noted Ronald Reagan scholar Paul Kengor) to opine that President Obama’s second term portends the passing of the Reagan era, the reversal of his pro-growth policies and the attempted burial of Reagan’s credo, “government is the problem.” None of this is news. It is a given that Obama and his fellow progressives reject Reagan’s values and philosophy. They will continue to try to expand government. There is, however,...
  • Chris Matthews(happy that Sandy happened), there is so much to this Dorner story.

    02/12/2013 3:04:59 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    msnbc | 2/12/13
    The martyrdom of this angry killer begins.

    02/12/2013 3:04:39 PM PST · by woofie · 5 replies
    GREAT TRUTHS 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man...
  • The Dollar's Not Dead

    02/12/2013 3:01:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bill Tatro
    When a reporter once asked Mark Twain about the rumor of his death, or if Twain was on his deathbed, Twain famously responded “the report of my death has been greatly exaggerated.”  Well, the same can be said about Uncle Sam’s U.S. dollar.  Just when the last shovel of dirt was to be thrown on the greenback’s grave, a hand is raised and a few faint sounds are heard that say “not so fast.”  In 2009, the Head of the Central Bank of China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced.  Just think about it for a moment, the...
  • Australian suspected of Mossad links dies in Israeli jail

    02/12/2013 3:01:04 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 12 Feb 2013 | Trevor Bormann
    Evidence has been unearthed that strongly suggests Israel's infamous Prisoner X, who was jailed under extraordinary circumstances in 2010, was an Australian national from Melbourne. Investigations by the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program have revealed Ben Zygier, who used the name Ben Alon in Israel, was found hanged in a high-security cell at a prison near Tel Aviv in late 2010. His body was flown to Melbourne for burial a week later. The death goes part of the way to explain the existence in Israel of a so-called Prisoner X, widely speculated in local and international media as an inmate whose...
  • Doctors notify Chavez’s family of the Venezuelan President’s imminent death

    02/12/2013 2:57:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 62 replies via InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 12, 2013 | BY EMILI J. BLASCO
    Translated by IASW Physicians caring for Hugo Chávez in Havana have notified his family, the Castro brothers, and the main chavista leaders that their patient will no longer be able to return to his functions as president of Venezuela. This is according to sources in direct contact with his medical team, who also indicate that Chávez has lost his voice completely as a result of medical treatment. His vocal cords have endured permanent damage making recuperation highly unlikely. Speechless and unable to move from the bed in which he has spent the last two months, our sources tell us the...
  • Mama Used to Say

    02/12/2013 2:38:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Don't call it a comebackI been here for yearsRockin my peers and puttin suckas in fearMakin the tears rain down like a Mon-soonListen to the bass go BOOMLL Cool J Last night LL Cool J hosted the Grammy Awards, and I couldn't think of how appropriate several of his songs are for the week. The State of the Union address is tomorrow night, and for sure President Obama will follow the advice from LL's mom and go for the knockout blow. The idea will be to make policies that only since a few years ago seemed reasonable and necessary. There...
  • Barbour Goes to War with the Club for Growth [joins TokyoRove]

    02/12/2013 2:35:46 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2013 | Robert Costa
    Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, one of the most influential players in the Republican party, is privately battling the Club for Growth. Last week, at a closed-door retreat in northern Virginia, Barbour told a large gathering of congressional staffers, including several leadership aides, that party officials should discourage donors from funding the high-profile conservative group. Insiders say Barbour’s comments came during a question-and-answer session at the Ripon Society’s annual symposium, which was held at Mount Vernon, the home of former president George Washington. Sources say Barbour was asked about the group’s growing influence, and then he urged the aides and...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, February-12-2013

    02/12/2013 2:34:14 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 13 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
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  • Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

    02/12/2013 2:27:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 11, 2013 | NA
    A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. In a study published in the January issue of the journal Immunity, the researchers describe the novel antiviral property of the protein, cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H), an enzyme that converts cholesterol to an oxysterol called 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), which can permeate a cell's wall and block a virus from getting in....
  • States, cities finding ways to tax businesses outside their borders

    02/12/2013 2:21:25 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    The Washington Guardian ^ | February 11, 2013 | Phillip Swarts
    While American companies expect to pay taxes to Uncle Sam and the states where they operate, they weren't exactly ready to face levies from states where they aren't physically located. But thinning budgets and a weak economy have prompted about 30 states and many more local communities to begin imposing "cross-border" taxes and fees designed to raise revenues from firms that don't locate or regularly operate in their jurisdictions. These new taxes are taking aim at everything from trucks crossing state borders to sales and communications from out-of-state firms. And that long arm of taxation is creating a howl in...
  • Another Federal Government Takeover: Common Core Curriculum

    02/12/2013 2:17:16 PM PST · by kanooga · 6 replies ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | James Bailey
    In recent years, the federal government has succeeded in expanding their control over health care, financial markets, the auto industry, the coal industry, and more. Now they have gained greater control over our nation’s public school systems with a program that one Georgia lawmaker calls “No Child Left Behind on steroids.”