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  • Sunnyvale energy startup Bloom Energy penalized for bringing in Mexican workers..

    02/06/2013 10:46:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2/6/13 | Eric Kurhi
    SUNNYVALE -- A prominent Silicon Valley clean-energy startup has been ordered to pay back wages and penalties for bringing in workers from Mexico and paying them about $2.66 an hour in pesos, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday. Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy, which makes fuel cells and sells energy to clients including AT&T, Adobe, Coca-Cola, eBay, Google and Wal-Mart, was ordered by a judge to pay $31,922 in back wages and an equal amount in damages to 14 welders who were brought in to work alongside domestic workers refurbishing power generators. It followed a federal investigation that inspected records from...
  • Obama’s Israel visit will be the moment of truth for Netanyahu

    02/06/2013 11:02:05 AM PST · by haffast · 11 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Feb.06, 2013 | 5:46 PM | Itamar Rabinovich
    The White House's surprising, dramatic announcement this week that President Barack Obama will come to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan has had an immediate impact on Israel's domestic political agenda and on the larger Middle Eastern political and diplomatic landscape. Following Barack Obama's re-election, analysts and commentators have been speculating on the policy he was likely to adopt with regard to Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some have argued that he was likely to re-engage in the effort to resolve the conflict that he had abandoned after a humiliating failure, and that he would probably assign the task to...
  • Media Is Shocked That Our President Needs To “Back Up His Words with Proof”

    02/06/2013 10:53:40 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-13 | Curt
    This piggybacks onto my post yesterday perfectly. The lengths our MSM goes to to protect this President, unlike any other President, is just plain disgusting: http://www.mrctv.org/videos/nbcs-lauer-frets-over-obama-gun-photo-now-president-always-has-back-his-words-proof During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the White House releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting to dispel doubt about his claim of doing it "all the time," co-host Matt Lauer worried about the precedent that had been set: "So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?" Lauer's concern...
  • Butt, Butt, Butt: MOOchelle's Future Plans

    02/06/2013 10:37:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-6-2013 | MOTUS
    I know you’d like me to continue to investigate the Big Butt theory as propagated by WaPo. Butt frankly the charges of racism against those who talk about Lady M’s rather ample caboose have been amply covered by others on the intertoobs such as BLUR-BRAIN:     White House Dossier (h/t: ImNoDhimmi) and SadHill News:     Butt really; it’s time to Move On.Org and I’ve been assigned the all important job of changing the narrative. Because while we may not have any bigger butts -     we do have bigger fish to fry. For example what, exactly, will...
  • US Consumers Subsidizing Venezuela Gasoline at 18 Cents a Gallon

    02/06/2013 10:34:13 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    ZH ^ | 2.6.2013
    Venezuela whose government under President Hugo Chávez subsidizes gasoline for their citizens, pay in the neighborhood of 18 cents a gallon, and much of this gasoline comes from the US in the form of exports. For example, U.S. exports of gasoline to Venezuela climbed to a record high of 85,000 barrels a day in November of 2012, and total petroleum products are well over 200,000 barrels per day of refined products being imported from US refinery operators. Consumers Need Voice in Washington I guess it is too bad consumers don`t have a large advocate group in Washington looking out for...
  • CBO: Entitlements, ObamaCare To Make Up 53% of Federal Spending

    02/06/2013 9:47:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 5, 2013 | Matt Cover
    According to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), entitlements and ObamaCare spending will comprise 53 percent of all federal spending over the coming decade, totaling $24.9 trillion. In its updated Budget and Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday, the CBO projects that Social Security will account for $11.149 trillion in spending from 2014 to 2023 while federal health care entitlements, including Medicare, Medicaid, and ObamaCare, will spend $13.85 trillion. (That total includes TRICARE, CHIP, and “other” spending listed by the CBO under healthcare.) ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies, exchange costs, and other spending are expected to cost the government $949 billion...
  • Drone Strikes’ Dangers to Get Rare Moment in Public Eye (US Saudi drone base revealed)

    02/06/2013 9:10:53 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | ROBERT F. WORTH, MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    Mr. Brennan, a former C.I.A. station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has taken a particular interest in Yemen, sounding early alarms within the administration about the threat developing there, working closely with neighboring Saudi Arabia to gain approval for a secret C.I.A. drone base there that is used for American strikes, and making the impoverished desert nation a test case for American counterterrorism strategy. The first strike in Yemen ordered by the Obama administration, in December 2009, was by all accounts a disaster. American cruise missiles carrying cluster munitions killed dozens of civilians, including many women and children. Another strike,...
  • CHRIS ROCK: 'THE PRESIDENT IS OUR BOSS...OUR DAD' (VIDEO)

    02/06/2013 8:31:21 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 59 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Feb 6 | Staff
    Comedian Chris Rock showed up on Capitol Hill today to support President Barack Obama’s new gun control laws. Here is what he said: ROCK: I am just here to support the President of the United States. The President is our boss, but he is also... you know, the President and the First Lady are kinda like the Mom and the Dad of the country...
  • In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their "Science"

    02/06/2013 2:05:51 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    FORBES ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    President Obama has put salvation from dreaded climate catastrophes on his action agenda hot list. During his inaugural address he said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He went on to shame anyone who disagrees with this assessment, saying, “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and powerful storms.”
  • Top Ten Problems with that Obama Skeet Shooting Picture

    02/06/2013 7:39:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    It was a picture dredged up to prove the assertion the President had made in January to the breezy effect that the President is indeed acquainted with firearms, since, as he stated (roughly paraphrased), We've often shot skeet when we're at Camp David. It took a few days, where conservative media baited the press secretary Jay Carney, for proof, any proof, and where the Democrats either pooh-poohed the need for proof, since the President rarely turns out to have accuracy as his first arrow out of the quiver, or they prayed-uncharacteristically -- that there were, somewhere, please Heaven, something to...
  • Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration (Path to Citizenship favored by majority)

    02/06/2013 7:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/06/2013 | Greg Holyk
    Public approval of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control. While the president lacks majority approval on the issue overall, slightly more Americans now approve than disapprove of his approach, by 49 vs. 43 percent. Obama was underwater on the issue – just 38 percent approved, while 52 percent disapproved – as recently as last July. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. In terms of...
  • Obama to Visit Israel as Netanyahu Attempts to Form Coalition

    02/06/2013 7:33:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | William Bigelow
    After Benjamin Netanyahu won the Israeli election for Prime Minister in January, he and Obama spoke by phone and discussed the possibility of Obama visiting. Obama will travel to Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) before travelling to Jordan during his time in the region. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor said: The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran...
  • Obama’s ‘Investment’ Non-Strategy: Spending more on education won’t drive economic growth.

    02/06/2013 7:15:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that “an economic recovery has begun,” we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the weakest in American history, but the economy isn’t cratering either. Still, you can bet that if the economy continues to contract, Obama will propose the same remedy he always has: more “investments” in education, infrastructure, and various industries of the future. It seems that whatever the ailment, Dr. Obama always writes the same prescription. This is hardly shocking: Building...
  • ‘Israel Thirsts to Hear Obama Directly’

    02/06/2013 5:12:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Acting Knesset head Binyamin (Fouad) Ben-Eliezer has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to urge United States President Barack Obama to address the Knesset during his upcoming visit to Israel. “The nation of Israel definitely thirsts to hear the United States President speak to them directly,” he argued. “There is no more appropriate venue than the Knesset for the U.S. President to speak.” “I believe that this act, of a direct address to Israel in the Knesset assembly… during this visit, specifically, would carry tremendous importance,” he added. MK Reuven Rivlin, speaker of the last Knesset, agreed. “The Knesset is the...
  • Obama Looms Large Over Democrats' 2014 Fight to Retain the Senate

    02/05/2013 9:23:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Stuart Rothenberg
    The odds are against Senate Democrats this cycle. But, of course, they were against the party two years ago at this time, and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil didn’t merely beat the odds — he slaughtered them. This time, Democrats face better prospects of holding onto their Senate majority next November than they did two years ago (after all, they begin with 55 seats instead of 53), but a net loss looks inevitable and a big loss is quite possible. Cecil, who is back for a return engagement this cycle, has his work cut out for him....
  • Obama 2007: You Can't Just Air Raid Villages And Kill Innocent Civilians

    02/05/2013 9:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/13 | staff
    2007, Barack Obama “We have to have enough troops that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians”.
  • ICE Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care If Immigration Enforcement Officers Die

    02/05/2013 9:03:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • Obama unconstitutionally used U.S. military to kill teenage U.S. citizen who was born in Denver

    02/05/2013 8:50:19 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 5, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama unconstitutionally used U.S. military to kill teenage U.S. citizen who was born in Denver The U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from killing U.S. citizens without due process. This means that they must first be arrested, charged, tried, and convicted before being executed.Obama violated this when he used the U.S. military to kill a teenage U.S. citizen who was born in Denver. Obama also killed two other U.S. citizens without due process.If Bush had done this, the “anti-war” protestors would have been livid. But since they were actually “anti-Bush” protestors and not “anti-war” protestors, they don’t...
  • Are these Muslim graduates of Mosque Police Academy of O’s Civilian National Security Force?

    02/05/2013 8:49:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | February 5, 2013
    St. Louis County Police said more than 50 Muslims graduated this week from the course that began in November at the Daar-ul-Islam Mosque. This Citizens Police Academy training is specifically tailored to members of area mosques, police stated. T&C Manchester (h/t Bo Perrin) This is the first time the course has been offered by St. Louis County Police at a mosque and the first time the mosque has had such a course available to members. The St. Louis County Police West County Precinct partnered with the Islamic Foundation of the Daar-ul-Islam Mosque and offered the eight-week course to mosque members...
  • About Obama's "skeet shooting" photo..

    02/05/2013 8:45:22 PM PST · by eastexsteve · 98 replies
    I really couldn't care less if Obama shot skeet or not. The photo released by the White House shows that this is probably the first time this man has ever fired a shotgun, much less shot a round of skeet. However, it does show something blatantly obvious - he doesn't appear to be standing at a shooting station at the Camp David skeet range. Below is a photo from the UK Daily Mail of the Camp David skeet range. See any differences? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/02/article-2272417-174E1F37000005DC-87_634x446.jpg