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  • Why Owning Gold Is Absolutely Essential – Charles Ponzi Meets Cassandra

    01/21/2013 8:19:53 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-21-2013 | Deviant Investor
    Why Owning Gold Is Absolutely Essential – Charles Ponzi Meets Cassandra Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013Jan 21, 2013 - 05:12 PM By: DeviantInvestor One fine day on the streets of Washington D.C. the ghost of Charles Ponzi struck up a conversation with the ghost of Cassandra. He was a charming devil and assumed she would find him irresistible so he began with “It is ironic, I think, that I am a thief, while you see and speak the truth, but the people believe me and scorn you.” Cassandra was not impressed and replied, “It is true. Most people would...
  • A ‘limitless’ vision: Obama lays out liberal agenda for second term

    01/21/2013 7:37:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/21/13 | Dave Boyer
    Forging into the latter half of his historic presidency, Barack Obama urged the nation at his second inauguration Monday to work together on a liberal agenda of America’s “limitless possibilities,” such as reversing climate change, advancing gay rights and strengthening the social safety net. On a chilly and overcast Monday, Mr. Obama laid out the broad themes for his second term, in which he is winding down the war in Afghanistan and is renewing his push for programs to help the middle class. While
  • Ed Lee talks of tearing down end of I-280 [San Francisco]

    01/21/2013 7:33:25 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    Mayor Ed Lee is floating the idea of tearing down the stub end of Interstate 280 in San Francisco in hopes of creating a new neighborhood and speeding up the arrival of high-speed rail service downtown. The idea, laid out by the mayor's chief transit planner, Gillian Gillett, in a memo to the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission, would be to knock down I-280 before 16th Street - eliminating the ramps both at Sixth and Brannan streets and at Fourth and King streets. It would be replaced by a street-level boulevard akin to those built after the Embarcadero and Central freeways...
  • Fleeing California Taxes? Get In Line (Leaving is not that easy)

    01/21/2013 7:24:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/16/2013 | Robert W. Wood
    Is it any wonder that many small and medium sized businesses are moving out of California? In the recent elections, California Voters Sock It To The Rich. As the Wall Street Journal noted, some are promising businesses a better life elsewhere. Being courted must be refreshing but it is important for a company and its owners to have reasonable expectations and to budget for drilling down into California’s rules. After all, leaving is not always easy. A California resident is anyone in the state for other than a temporary or transitory purpose. See FTB Publication 1031. Plus, it includes anyone...
  • Oil Guru Destroys All Of The Hype About America's Energy Boom

    01/21/2013 7:21:50 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | Rob Wile
    Oil Guru Destroys All Of The Hype About America's Energy Boom Rob WileJan. 20, 2013, 10:20 AM Not everyone believes the U.S. is capable of becoming energy independent thanks to its shale oil and gas reserves, as the International Energy Association suggested recently. The math just doesn't work out, they say — America consumes too much. But some are even more skeptical than that. Arthur Berman, an oil analyst with Labyrinth Consulting Services, says the promise of America's shale reserves have been vastly overstated. His main argument: shale is too expensive to drill, and shale wells usually don't last longer...
  • Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama's Advisers

    01/21/2013 7:18:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | AWR Haekins
    Reports indicate that Marine General James Mattis is being forced out of CENTCOM for questioning certain aspects of the Obama administration's Middle East policy. In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers. These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to "consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran." Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep...
  • Harry Reid's Great Disappearing Act (Our fiscal mess is the Democratic Senate's fault)

    01/21/2013 6:41:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/18/2013 | Kimberly Strassel
    The simplest statements sometimes are the most insightful. For an example, consider this one on Wednesday from Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, in reaction to President Obama's gun-control proposals: "I would welcome the opportunity to debate these issues on the floor of the Senate, and would encourage Majority Leader [Harry] Reid to schedule a full and open debate." In these seemingly innocuous words are a key to GOP revival. What may be the most overlooked story of the past two years is how Harry Reid has subverted the democratic process, successfully allowing him to both protect his party and keep the...
  • I am going in! I am in DC with a T-shirt that calls them -- accurately -- "morons

    01/21/2013 6:40:00 PM PST · by freedumb2003 · 58 replies
    1/21/2013 | me
    I am at the Ritz DC. Almost all the people here are His Colour. If you don't hear from me after 2 hours you will know they have attacked me and killed me. I will NOT let them think their god is The God. And I will fight -- maybe until dead. Eric Holder!!! You hate the USA!
  • Republicans put spotlight on feckless Senate Democrats (Barone likes GOP debt ceiling strategy)

    01/21/2013 6:36:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/21/2013 | Michael Barone
    Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so. They certainly need one that is at least the latter if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results. In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker...
  • NBC's Al Roker Yells Like a Groupie at Obama and Biden During Inaugural Parade

    01/21/2013 6:34:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    Like one of President Obama's adoring fans camped out along the inaugural parade route on Monday, during live MSNBC coverage of the event, NBC Today weatherman Al Roker excitedly yelled at Obama and later Vice President Biden to get their attention as they walked by.
  • Ideals don't mean giving up common sense [Oakland, crime, William Bratton, "progressives"]

    01/21/2013 6:30:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, January 18, 2013 | Chip Johnson, Chronicle Columnist
    If progressive politics is all about innovation and applying nontraditional solutions to long-standing social problems and political issues, and Oakland is all about progressive politics, why are its elected officials so hesitant to try a wide range of ideas to address the city's most intractable problems? It's because some of the same progressives who advocate change also have narrow litmus tests for what ideas should be proposed. That test is so unforgiving that Bishop Bob Jackson, pastor of Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, ran up against it this week. Jackson waited four hours on Tuesday for the chance to...
  • CNN Hosts Wave to Obama Like Admirers

    01/21/2013 6:25:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    After CNN correspondent Jim Acosta felt like pinching himself at Monday's inauguration parade, host Wolf Blitzer couldn't contain himself as he tried to get the attention of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. Blitzer gushed that "Look, this is history over here," as the President and First Lady made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. He waved to Obama saying "Mr. President," but was drowned out by crowd noise. Blitzer did the same with Vice President Biden.
  • Abortion Survivors Tweak Nation's Conscience

    01/21/2013 6:21:39 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 January 2013 | Warren Mass
    There is a category of individuals for whom the abortion issue is perhaps the most personal of all: those who have survived attempted abortions. Abortion Survivors Tweak Nation's Conscience The New American 21 January 2013 As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that struck down a Texas law — and by extension, all states’ laws — that had criminalized abortion, the debate continues between those who uphold the right to life of the unborn and those who assert that a woman’s right to “choose” must be paramount. Most of those who argue their...
  • If only ALL Senators Spoke Like this Senator! MUST WATCH!!

    01/21/2013 6:15:18 PM PST · by Jahoohio · 29 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | Jan 21st, 2013 | TMH
    Nathan Dahm, Senator from Oklahoma delivers a fiery, blistering speech before a crowd of fed-up pro-second amendment citizens. If only all senators and congressmen believed and spoke like this guy!! Obeying the constitution. Hmmm. What a concept. This video should go viral and this message needs to be popularized!
  • Al-Qaeda Branch’s Image Soars After Hostage Drama in Algeria

    01/21/2013 6:07:38 PM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Joby Warrick
    A week of violence in Algeria and Mali has transformed al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch into a cause celebre for militant Islamists around the globe, boosting recruitment and fundraising for the jihadists and spurring fears of further terrorist attacks in the region and beyond. Even after suffering tactical defeats in both countries in recent days, the movement known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is being lionized in Internet chat rooms and in official statements by extremist groups, some of which are urging reprisal campaigns against Western interests. U.S. officials and terrorism analysts are pointing to last week’s hostage drama in...
  • Here Are the 11 Funniest Candid Pictures From Today’s Inauguration

    01/21/2013 6:03:19 PM PST · by SmileRight · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/21/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A number of inopportune photos have been circulating the Internet as presidential inauguration ceremonies wind to a close. Whether it’s Michelle Obama’s eyeroll at John Boehner or New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s startling grin at Beyonce’s back, no one escaped embarrassing candid photographs on one of the most highly-photographed days of the year. We’ve compiled a list of the best. Enjoy...
  • Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens advance to AFC title game

    01/21/2013 5:56:27 PM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Ravens outlasted the Denver Broncos 38-35 on Saturday in one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history, shocking the No. 1 seed to reach the AFC Championship Game. Ray Lewis, in his 17th season, made 17 tackles in the game. His career isn't over quite yet.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-20-13

    01/21/2013 5:40:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-21-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • McConnell pledges to block gun-control measures in email to supporters

    01/21/2013 5:32:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign is calling for supporters to back his opposition to expanded gun controls, warning in a new email that "they're coming for your guns." "You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights. On your freedom," the email opens. It goes on to warn that "our freedom is under direct assault ... from those who want to shred our Constitution."
  • 'Understanding' doesn't work. Killing does

    01/21/2013 5:28:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Times of London ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Hugo Rifkind
    We've given up on changing the world. The pragmatic (and brutal) approach to beating terrorism is the only way Is being an international terrorist like being a Page 3 model? By which I mean, when Mokhtar Belmohktar, 40, from Algeria, is pictured in our newspapers, his one eye staring flintily into the camera, clutching his gun like these people always do, is this really what it is all about? Maybe he'll buy lots of copies, clip them out, post them to friends and keep one stuck to the fridge for ever. Or maybe not. Maybe it's all about Allah;...