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  • Bikers in Washington honour US war veterans

    05/29/2016 4:38:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Jon Sopel
    Hundreds of thousands of bikers have descended on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans, at an annual event known as Rolling Thunder.
  • Companies haven’t fudged their numbers this much since the financial crisis

    03/21/2016 8:50:20 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sam Ro
    Almost all of the companies in the S&P 500 (^GSPC) have announced their quarterly earnings, and now Wall Street’s number crunchers are finalizing their conclusions as to what actually happened during the last three months of 2015. Unfortunately, it’s become an increasingly challenging task to understand the true financial performance of the big publicly traded companies because of the widening of something called the “GAAP gap.” Don’t worry: this topic isn’t as scary a concept as it sounds. In a nutshell, there’s a standard known as generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, which encourages some uniformity in how companies will...
  • Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

    03/14/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 13 Mar, 2016 | Erica Klarreich
    A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a longstanding assumption about how they behave. o mathematicians have uncovered a simple, previously unnoticed property of prime numbers — those numbers that are divisible only by 1 and themselves. Prime numbers, it seems, have decided preferences about the final digits of the primes that immediately follow them. Among the first billion prime numbers, for instance, a prime ending in 9 is almost 65 percent more likely to be followed by a prime ending in 1 than another prime ending in 9. In a paper posted online today, Kannan Soundararajan...
  • The 22 million digit number and the amazing maths behind primes

    02/23/2016 3:09:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 1/21/16 | Steve Humble
    The 22 million digit number and the amazing maths behind primes January 21, 2016 by Steve Humble, The Conversation Primes: here be magic. Credit: Shutterstock It is a quite extraordinary figure. Dr Curtis Cooper from the University of Central Missouri has found the largest-known prime number - written (274207281)-1. It is around 22m digits long and, if printed in full, would take you days to read. Its discovery comes thanks to a collaborative project of volunteers who use freely available software called GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) to search for primes. A number which can only be divided by...
  • The number that fascinates physicists above all others

    02/20/2016 2:09:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | Paul Davies
    "God is a pure mathematician!" declared British astronomer Sir James Jeans. The physical Universe does seem to be organised around elegant mathematical relationships. And one number above all others has exercised an enduring fascination for physicists: 137.03599913. Let me explain. When scientists measure any quantity they must specify the units being used. The speed of light, for example, is either 186,000 or 300,000 depending on whether it is expressed as miles per second or kilometres per second. Likewise your weight might be 150 or 68 according to whether you are measuring in pounds or kilograms. Without knowing the units being...
  • What jobs? BLS says 665,000 job LOSSES

    02/05/2016 9:41:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/16 | Paul Bedard
    New Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there were 665,000 jobs lost in January, a blunt finding that confuses the heralded report that 151,000 jobs were created in January in non-farm payrolls. But who got them? The very same BLS finds that jobs to "native born" and immigrant workers dropped. Ditto for men and women. It is possible that many employees took on a second job, according to analysts. But a difference of 816,000 is too big, one said. Same for the differences in the two surveys the BLS uses to gauge jobs, household data from the Current Population Survey,...
  • No Powerball Jackpot Winner, Pot to Grow to $1.3 Billion [01/09/16]

    01/09/2016 10:59:20 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 89 replies
    NBC4 LA ^ | 01/09/2016 | NBC4 LA
    There was no jackpot winner of Saturday's biggest-ever $900 million Powerball drawing, and the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will grow to an estimated $1.3 billion, officials said, NBC News reported.
  • As Hillary’s Numbers Dip, Benghazi Rises As an Issue

    06/04/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    The Fiscal Times on Yahooie!! ^ | 6/3/15 | Eric Pianin
    There was a ton of bad news for Hillary Clinton in two new polls that put the former Secretary of State’s favorability deeper into negative territory amid harsh voter assessments of her personality – particularly her trustworthiness. When asked by CNN/ORC if Clinton was honest and trustworthy, only 42 percent of respondents said yes while 57 percent said no. That was down from 50/49 percent in March and 56/43 percent in March 2014. Clinton’s favorability ratings are also the lowest in a Washington Post-ABC News poll since April 2008 when she first sought the Democratic presidential nomination. Today, just 41...
  • In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge

    02/27/2015 11:49:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 2/5/15 | Natalie Wolchover
    In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge Marco de LeijaIn Cuernavaca, Mexico, a “spy” network makes the decentralized bus system more efficient. As a consequence, the departure times of buses exhibit a ubiquitous pattern known as “universality.”  By: Natalie WolchoverFebruary 5, 2013 Comments (1) print In 1999, while sitting at a bus stop in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a Czech physicist named Petr Šeba noticed young men handing slips of paper to the bus drivers in exchange for cash. It wasn’t organized crime, he learned, but another shadow trade: Each driver paid a “spy” to record when the bus ahead of his...
  • Junk Food more Deadly than War, Famine, Genocide Researchers reveal disturbing numbers

    02/16/2015 6:51:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    Natural Society ^ | 2/16/15 | Christina Sarich
    A new study from the School of Medical Sciences at Australia’s University of New South Wales points to profound brain changes that junk food causes, making a junk food habit “more deadly than war, famine, and genocide”. “We observed that rats fed a cafeteria diet for 2 weeks showed impaired sensory-specific satiety following consumption of a high calorie solution. The deficit in expression of sensory-specific satiety was also present 1 week following the withdrawal of cafeteria foods. Thus, exposure to obesogenic diets may impact upon neurocircuitry involved in motivated control of behavior.” "the consumption of junk food overrides this natural...
  • Poverty Shoots Up in Venezuela

    06/05/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 4, 2014 | Juan Nagel
    When the Venezuelan government defends itself from its critics, it usually points to declining poverty rates as proof of its success. For a while, this worked; poverty figures indeed improved during a portion of the chavista years. But the days when poverty was a winning issue for chavismo are over. Official statistics now show that poverty is rising rapidly. Venezuela's official statistics office (INE) mostly spends its time producing reports charged with political language -- but it still manages to report actual data once in a while. A few weeks ago, the statisticians published proof that one in three Venezuelans...
  • Running The Ebola Numbers Based On What We Have Been Told

    10/03/2014 6:55:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    A projection for the Ebola outbreak way back when it first started in Africa... Aug, 2016 - Infected: 6,816,734,096 Dead: 4,090,040,457 and Now here are the numbers for the USA starting with the guy confirmed in Texas.. Apr, 2016 - Infected: 199,281,489 Dead: 139,497,042 ROI: 2.6
  • Obama's summer vacation by the numbers (PhotoOpObama's 2-week marvelous adventures)

    08/24/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/14 | Associated Press
    After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: — 14: days, all or part, spent on the island — 9: golf outings — 2: golf courses played — 1: beach outing, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia — 1: bike ride, with Mrs. Obama and Malia — 1: fundraiser headlined, for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ---snip---
  • Police Make 120 Arrests at #Ferguson Riots – Only 4 From City of Ferguson (Video)

    08/20/2014 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Police released these mugshots of looters and rioters last week.Terry Brewer is from Dallas, Texas. Top row: Robert Stephenson, Beonca McRath and Michael Davis. Second row: Stephon Thompson, Steven Martin and Trey Brewer. Third row: Demarco Harris, Nikko Fiertag and Andrew Henry (Post-Dispatch) Jessica Lussenhop @Lussenpop Follow Arrests in #Ferguson last night: Washington DC (1) Illinois (4) Maryland (1) California (1) Virginia (1) New York (4) Alabama (1) Texas (1) 6:04 PM - 19 Aug 2014
  • Obama to meet Central America leaders, migrant numbers fall: officials

    07/18/2014 5:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Jeff Mason - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, senior administration officials said on Friday. The meeting comes as the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has begun to drop off, the officials said, seeking a victory in a crisis that has largely consumed the White House and the Obama administration in recent weeks. In June roughly 2,000 children were crossing the border on a weekly...
  • Obama Talks Up Rosy Jobs Numbers and ‘Economic Patriotism’

    07/03/2014 1:20:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/3/14 | Jon Garcia
    President Obama made an unscheduled trip to a D.C.-based tech start-up to cheer about the rosy jobs numbers released this morning and promote his economic strategy. “We have made enormous strides, thanks to the incredible hard work of the American people and American businesses that have been out there competing, getting smarter, getting more effective. And it’s making a difference all across the country,” Obama told workers at “1776,” which the White House describes as a “global hub” to help start-up companies. The government reported today that 288,000 jobs were created last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to...
  •  (03-27-2014) Retention and Disposition of Electronic Records

    06/17/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies ^ | The Man
    1. The IRS Records Officer is the liaison with NARA and customer organizations for ensuring that electronic records and the related documentation are retained for as long as needed by the IRS. These disposition and retention procedures shall include provisions for: A. Scheduling all electronic records, as well as related documentation and indexes, by submitting an SF-115, Request for Records Disposition Authority to NARA or, in some instances by applying NARAs General Records Schedules. The information in electronic information systems, including those operated for the IRS by a contractor, will be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later that...
  • Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate

    05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies ^ | Colin Daniels
    In a field that already has six candidates — Lt. Colonel Stephen Simpson, businessman Mike Collins, pastor Jody Hice, state Rep. Donna Sheldon and Brian Slowinski —, attendees of the Monroe 10th Congressional debate on Tuesday were introduced to a seventh: former U.S. Marine Mitchell Swan, who only recently entered a race that the others have been in for months. There wasn’t even standing room left for those who arrived late. Jody Hice, who hails from the area, held a barbeque behind the event’s location for his supporters. Politics and barbeque are an undeniably popular pairing in the Peach State,...
  • 2. The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction- VIDEO

    01/15/2014 10:37:27 PM PST · by restornu · 16 replies
    Stanford Continuing Studies Program ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Professor Keith Devlin
    2. The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction VIDEO (October 8, 2012) Professor Keith Devlin dives into the topics of the golden ratio and fibonacci numbers. Originally presented in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program
  • 83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

    12/18/2013 3:56:29 PM PST · by BAW · 30 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    During 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire planet and our big banks are behaving even more recklessly than they did just before the last financial crisis. We continue to see thousands of businesses and millions of jobs get shipped out of the United States, and the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated. Due to the lack of decent jobs, poverty is absolutely exploding. Government dependence is at an...
  • Krauthammer on O-Care Enrollment Claims: About as Trustworthy as Soviet Numbers on Steel Production

    12/13/2013 3:34:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    As of yesterday, the Obama regime was claiming O-care enrollments of 365,000, supposedly something to toot your horn about in a country of 315M. But I guess that is an improvement over the six victims the state death machine snared on the first day... This is what passes for success these days in our dumbed-down land of lowered expectations- but Krauthammer -for one- ain't goin for it: some apt quotes from his interview with Greta last night: "They've dribbled out all kind of numbers that may sound impressive... but every one is meant to sound impressive and hide the real truth"...
  • Now Trending on Twitter: #ObamacarePhoneNumbers

    10/03/2013 11:55:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/3/13 | Tweets
    Well, you knew it was going to happen. Now Trending on Twitter: #ObamacarePhoneNumbers Some of what is getting posted.. #ObamacarePhoneNumbers 1-800-TYR-ANNY 1-800-DOC-GONE 1-800-DOC-LEFT 1-800-ZOM-BIES 1-800-KOO-LAID 1-800-BOW-2-OBAMA (or else) 1-800-WHY-WORK 1-800-CON-JOBS 1-800-try-L8er, if busy, call 1-800-no-dice 1-800-PLZ-HOLD 1-800-LAW-OLAND 1-888-NOW-ORKY 1-800-PEA-SANT 1-800-UP-YOURs 1 800 BEND OVR 1-800-URA-RCST 1-800-SNG-LPYR 1-800-DEM-CRAP 1-800-ASPIRIN 1-800-NOT-FREE 1-877-DTH-PANL 1 800 4 MORGUE 1-800-BIG-LIES 1-900-EAT- ADOG 1-900-EAT-MUTT 1-800-DIE-QUICK 1 900 DIE FAST 1-800-YOU-DEAD 1 800 SUCK EGG 666 1-900-GOLF-NOW 1-800-CUBA-MEDS 1-800-MAO-LOVR 1800-YOU-LOST 1-800-KING-BARRY 1-800 RFD-CHIP 1-877-DRNK-H20 1-800-GUN-GRAB
  • This Whole Ammo Shortage Thing by the Numbers

    06/25/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 6/26/13 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --( I haven’t seen anything that suggests foul play of any kind, to me, it’s strictly supply and demand, and it shows you what panic in a market looks like. Rationing and price spikes are the result of demand far outstripping supply. Sure, government ammo purchases should give you pause, it’s the reason we’re all armed. A trusted source provided this: “Take for example .22LR ammunition. The industry as a whole (all manufacturers combined) is setup to produce 4,200,000,000 (4.2 Billions) .22 LR annually. That is running all the machines, full capacity all the time, all manufacturers together....
  • Early Analysis: Obama's 2014 Budget Numbers Are Based On Bad Math

    04/10/2013 5:28:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | April 10, 2013 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration released an outline of its fiscal 2014 budget to reporters on Tuesday, forbidding its release until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. The preview promises that President Barack Obama's budget 'reduces the deficit and puts the Nation on a sound fiscal course.'
  • Obama By The Numbers

    01/22/2013 3:33:15 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    RNC RESEARCH ARM ^ | 01/18/13 | GOP
    Obama's First Term by the Numbers Last week, the RNC Research arm released a list of how much President Obama's first four years cost in terms of deficits, regulations, stimulus spending, and the underemployed and unemployed individuals. The following are a few of those figures:

    12/06/2012 12:58:47 PM PST · by jimsin · 104 replies
    ANN/S BLOG ^ | DEC, 5TH 2012 | ANN COULTER
    AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO December 5, 2012 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services355 I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama. On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980....
  • FREEP the WheelerDealer John Boehner on 11/9/12, (202) 225-6205, (513) 779-5400, (937) 339-1524

    11/08/2012 10:24:49 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    John Boehner, Speaker of the House ^ | November 8, 2012 | steeler6
    Additional Contact Information: In addition to the Washington, D.C. office, Congressman Boehner has two 8th District offices easily located for constituents in Butler County and Miami County. You may contact us via phone, e-mail or fax. Due to security procedures, mail sent through the Post Office could take up to 3 weeks to arrive in the Washington, D.C. office. Butler County Office 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road Suite B West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 779-5400 Miami County Office 12 South Plum Street Troy, OH 45373 (937) 339-1524 Washington, D.C. Office 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-6205 (202) 225-0704 fax Toll-free...
  • The Machine Beat the Manager (Here are the Numbers)

    11/08/2012 5:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2012 | John Fund
    ‘In 2008, Obama rode the energy of hope and change into the White House,” says Andrew Bouchet, former national political director for Rick Santorum. “This year, he had no energy but he had spent the intervening years building an awesome Machine. Last night, he rode the Machine back into the White House.” The Machine indeed won. “Starting months ago, Democrats began spending $350 million building a get-out-the-vote infrastructure that swamped us,” Ed Rollins, who served as campaign manager for Ronald Reagan’s 1984 reelection bid, told me yesterday. “Then they demonized Romney in the swing states, and by the time he...
  • Political Numerology for 2012. Some important numbers to remember that will impact the election

    10/13/2012 7:32:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/13/2012 | Patrick Reddy
    The web site defines numerology as “the study of numbers that helps determine and reflect a person’s characteristics, talents, motivations and path in life.”With that in mind, here are some key numbers that could give some clues about Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s “path in life” for 2012. (Note: some of this column, especially the first number, is meant to be fun; please don’t take it as seriously as a good Gallup, Harris, or CNN poll or a computer projection of Electoral College results.)11-6: Election Day is November 6, 2012. The last time a Democrat nominee was elected...
  • By the numbers: Guns in America

    08/10/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Amy Roberts
    (CNN) -- Following the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the debate over gun control has been reignited: How should the country balance its constitutional right to bear arms with access to deadly firepower? Here's a look by the numbers on guns in the United States and Americans' attitudes toward them. 26 -- Percentage of Americans who favor a handgun ban, a record low, according to a 2011 Gallup Poll. 60 -- Percentage who supported a ban in 1959, the first year Gallup asked this question. -----------------cut----------------------- 56 -- Number of votes in...
  • Obamacare and The Individual Mandate – By The Numbers

    07/02/2012 10:27:19 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 4 replies ^ | 7/02/12 | David Webb
    First off, it is a tax. The Supreme Court said the individual mandate is only legal under the Congress’s power to tax. So, stop the nonsense and call it what it is – A TAX! Now, let’s move onto the numbers for this tax. According to the original estimates provided by the CBO, the cost of implementing Obamacare was $940 billion over 10 years (2010-2019). Later estimates had that number ballooning to $1.76 trillion over ten years (2012-2022). Then there are some predicting the cost for 10 full years of Obamacare at more than $2 trillion (2014-2023). But, let’s go...
  • Why the Job Numbers Are So Bad(Recovery Unemployment: 4/5 is a Drop in Labor Force Participation)

    05/28/2012 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 May 2012 | Peter Morici
    The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent because another 522,000 adults quit looking for work and are no longer counted. In the weakest recovery since the Great Depression more than four-fifths of the reduction in unemployment has been accomplished by a dropping adult labor force participation rate—essentially, persuading adults they don’t need a job, or the job they could find is not worth having. In the first quarter, growth slowed to 2.2 percent and was largely sustained by consumers taking on more debt, and additions to business inventory. Gains in manufacturing production have not instigated stronger improvements in employment largely...
  • Obama Bungles Jobs Numbers (video)

    01/30/2012 7:18:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/30/12 | GOPICYMI
    During his live online interview Pres. Obama claims that his administration helped create 22 million jobs (January 30, 2012)
  • Forget the ADP Numbers — Big Corporations Still Slashing Workers

    01/05/2012 8:52:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 1/5/12 | Jeff Reeves
    Blue chips Pepsi, Boeing show profit-propping layoffs still the trend Wall Street seemed upbeat today thanks to positive jobs numbers in a private-sector payroll report from ADP. Specifically, jobs increased 325,000 in December, led by the service sector and small businesses. Additionally, November’s employment numbers were revised slightly higher. But lest you think everything is coming up roses, keep in mind that many big corporations in America still are reluctant to hire. In fact, they are continuing to cut back, based on recent headlines. For starters, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) is considering cutting about 4,000 jobs, according to a New York Post...

    11/02/2011 5:16:58 AM PDT · by Concerned · 38 replies
    IMPOSSIBLE NUMBER ---> Obama's purported #10641 LFBC is at least 741 numbers too late!!
  • Obama--The Numbers Don't Lie

    10/10/2011 4:37:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 10, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Listening to President Obama speak to the Congressional Black Caucus about his past 32 months in office, two bizarre facts become apparent. First, Obama seems to believe that his policies and efforts have been successful. Second, Obama thinks we need to continue down the same path, that he "stood up for a different vision and did what was right. The future rewards those who press on." Sadly, it would seem that our President is not merely wrong, but delusional. Let’s take a look at what Obama’s policies have actually produced. Largest wealth destruction in American history: Net Wealth Lost 2009-2011...
  • The lost generation: Recession leaves young adults still living with mom and dad

    09/23/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11:21 PM on 22nd September 2011 | By Associated Press
    In record numbers, they're struggling to find work, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delaying marriage and raising kids out of wedlock - if they're becoming parents at all. Young adults are the recession's lost generation in the U.S. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War Two, and they risk living in poverty more than others - nearly one in five. There are missed opportunities and dim prospects for a generation of mostly 20-somethings and 30-somethings coming of age in a prolonged period of joblessness.
  • The Obama Presidency by the Numbers

    09/07/2011 9:29:58 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 | MICHAEL J. BOSKIN
    When it comes to the economy, presidents, like quarterbacks, often get more credit or blame than they deserve. They inherit problems and policies that affect the economy well into their presidencies and beyond. Reagan inherited Carter's stagflation, George H.W. Bush twin financial crises (savings & loan and Third World debt), and their fixes certainly benefited the Clinton economy..... Mr. Obama has enacted myriad policies at great expense to American taxpayers and amid political rancor. An interim evaluation is in order. And there's plenty to evaluate: an $825 billion stimulus package; the Public-Private Investment Partnership to buy toxic assets from the...
  • Obama’s falling approval numbers give us a rare luxury:not having to settle for another McCain

    08/15/2011 8:07:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies ^ | August 15, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Okay, we have now seen Barack Obama’s approval ratings fall below 40% in a Gallup survey. The left of center polling firm reports Obama’s numbers are seriously upside down with an alarming 54% disapproving of his performance in office. Forget about the bad numbers Congressional Republicans are getting. The faces of Congress, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are not running. Obama’s 39% approval rating begs for a primary. Maybe Hillary Clinton will grace us with her presence and defend her disastrous years as the Secretary of State, maybe we’ll see the Left panic and nominate a George McGovern, ……. Democrats...
  • The numbers at the heart of the state budget standoff (MN shudown)

    07/10/2011 5:07:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-10-11 | billy salisbury
    To better understand Dayton and the Legislature's basic budget disagreements, here's a look at how much the state spent in the previous two years (fiscal years 2010 and 2011) that ended June 30 and how much the governor and lawmakers are proposing to spend in the current biennium (FY 2012-13). The figures represent spending from the state's general fund, the budget category that covers most day-to-day expenditures: The numbers show a nearly $1.4 billion gap between how much money lawmakers and Dayton want to spend. State finance officials forecast that the state, under current law, would collect about $34.4 billion...
  • The Hill Poll: Voters see president's ratings bounce vanishing soon

    05/09/2011 5:28:30 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 28 replies ^ | 05/09/11 06:07 AM ET | Niall Stanage
    Most voters believe the popularity boost President Obama has received following the killing of Osama bin Laden will disappear quickly, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill. Almost three in five likely voters think the “bin Laden bounce” will vanish within three months, the poll indicates. Only one in four believes that Obama will still be benefitting in six months’ time. Obama is currently enjoying a major spike in his approval ratings: A New York Times/CBS poll last week showed an 11-point jump in his approval rating compared to two weeks before. Gallup’s daily tracking poll showed Obama’s...
  • Have South American natives inherited a legacy of violent blood shed?

    02/10/2011 6:43:58 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/10/2011 | Victor Du Bois
    I watched a National Geographic special the other day on NetFlix. It was about the Mayan culture in South America and Mexico. This documentary was about several anthropologist who took it upon themselves to decipher the ancient hieroglyphics that covered the buildings and walls of the decaying Mayan structures. It was quite ironic how the anthropologists romanticized the undisturbed culture of the Mayans and the harm (they say) Spanish priests brought to their way of life. Well, according to the history of their "civilization" these people lived in constant conflict and fear. War and bloodshed was a common community concern....
  • Butler Co. (Ohio) Church To Give Away Cash On Easter

    03/22/2011 4:47:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies ^ | Mar 22, 2011 | WLWT
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- A Butler County church that gave away $1,000 to fill more pews last Easter Sunday says it will do it again this year and on future Easters. Lindenwald Baptist Church in Fairfield draws names to award $500 each to a member of the congregation and a guest. Like WLWT on Facebook: Pastor Randy Moore said the church had hoped for 1,000 worshippers last year, when it made the offer for the first time. It packed in 1,140 – more than double the usual Sunday attendance of around 500. "There were more visitors last year than we had...
  • Obama’s Spending Spree: By the Numbers

    02/14/2011 5:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/14/11 | Andrew Stiles
    Here is President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 (and outlook through 2021). And here is a look at some of the numbers that stand out: $3.73 trillion — total spending this year (25 percent of GDP). $46 trillion — total spending over the next decade. $8.7 trillion — total new spending over the same period. $26.3 trillion — Total new debt, including entitlement obligations, predicted by 2021. $7.2 trillion — Total deficit predicted by the end of the decade.
  • The government ruling class by the numbers

    01/03/2011 11:42:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    american thinker ^ | 1/3/11 | K.E. Campbell
    The ruling class continues to live high on the hog at the expense of the rest of the country -- staggering national debt, 10th Amendment and Great Recession be damned. The figures that follow are more consistent with an aristocracy, monarchy or plutocracy than our constitutional republic. Home prices According to the Washington Post, the Washington DC area experienced "the highest year-over-year home price gains in the nation this fall, as real estate values slumped in nearly every other metropolitan area." The article cited Standard & Poor's latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released last week. From October 2009 to October...
  • Obama's 2010: By the Numbers

    01/01/2011 7:36:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/1/2011 | Mark Knoller
    WASHINGTON - No numbers in the year just ending are more consequential for President Obama than the results of the midterm elections. His party lost seats in the Senate and its majority in the House. The full impact of those numbers will only start to be felt when the 112th Congress convenes next Wednesday.But other numbers from 2010 add shading and perspective to other aspects of the second year of the Obama presidency: Speeches, statements and remarks: 491 -Since taking office: 883 --News conferences and press availabilities: 27
  • Numbers From Alaska: Miller & Murkowski (Write-In)

    11/20/2010 2:49:00 AM PST · by RileyD, nwJ · 34 replies
    Vanity | 11/20/2010 | Riley D. Driver
    NOTE: ALL OF THIS IS MOOT IF THE LAW IS NOT FOLLOWED FOR WRITE-IN VOTES. Source for all numbers was here as of 11/17/10 at 20:46:07. (I used "was" as many of the numbers continue to change!) Total votes, 254,177 US Representative 256,041 Governor/Lt. Governor 255,831 US Senator 1,654 more votes were cast for US Senator race than US Representative 240 fewer votes werevcast for US Senator race than for Governor/Lt. Governor 90,740 Joe Miller's total votes 92,715 Lisa Murkowski's total write-in uncontested votes (another 8,153 were contested) 1,975 more uncontested votes were cast for Murkowski than for Miller For...
  • Mass meditation event scheduled for 11/11/10

    11/05/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 19 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 4, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- On Nov. 11, 2010 - next Thursday - New Agers around the world will be taking part in a mass "energy transmission," in hopes that through positively changing your thoughts can positively change the world. As they note on their website, the people behind this "New Reality Transmission" hope on 11-11 2010 that "one million people across the globe will mentally project a unified vision of a new paradigm for our species ... a new reality. The very real physics that connects human consciousness with molecular structure will be harnessed en masse during the largest scale...
  • Team Sanity numbers more than 200,000, by some estimates

    10/31/2010 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/31/10 | Jordan Steffen and Matea Gold
    A high-spirited crowd numbering, by some estimates, more than 200,000 swamped the National Mall on Saturday, overwhelming the city's public transportation system as people flocked to what organizers billed as a "comedic call for calm." (snip) The turnout was estimated by organizers at more than 250,000, but the figure was not confirmed by local or federal authorities, who do not estimate crowd sizes. An aerial estimate by CBS News estimated 215,000 attended, plus or minus 10%. In a similar estimate for a rally by conservative commentator Glenn Beck in August, CBS estimated the crowd at between 78,000 and 96,000.
  • Math Instruction Seems Skillfully Designed NOT To Work

    09/16/2010 6:44:01 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 84 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 15, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For a few years I thought the worst possible gimmick in education was Whole Word, basically a device to make sure kids don't learn to read. In the last few months, the clamor grew about Core Standards and National Standards, and I started to focus on arithmetic. More and more I’m struck by the parallel with Whole Word. The Education Establishment seems to specialize in coming up with techniques that are almost guaranteed not to work. I know there are cynics who will say, well, of course, everyone knows this. Even so, the thing that fascinates me is the amount...