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  • Court weighs US power over states in health case (Commiecare™ update)

    03/21/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/21/12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Court weighs US power over states in health caseBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Associated Press – 4 hrs ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will help pay for your roads, but your state can't lower its drinking age below 21. There's federal money for colleges, but they can't discriminate against women in the classroom or on the athletic field. Federal cash comes with strings. Now 26 states are telling the Supreme Court that President Barack Obama's health care law has stretched an old rule too far. The new law's requirements for expanding Medicaid amount, in their view, to coercion that violates the...
  • Resist Obama/Reid's nomination power play (absurd and dangerous - hits around Easter)

    03/14/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Rick Manning
    Resist Obama/Reid's nomination power playBy Rick Manning - 03/14/12 03:56 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) nomination power play under the guise of a created emergency on the federal bench is both absurd and dangerous. The truth is that Reid is setting up a constitutional crisis over the Easter congressional district work period allowing President Obama to “recess”-appoint a bevy of judges and others without the advice and consent of the Senate. The Constitution does not require that the Senate approve the president’s choices for the judiciary, and in fact, the Senate is supposed to be anything but...
  • The quaintness of America, the backwards superpower

    03/10/2012 7:36:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | March 10, 2012 | Peter Foster
    <p>At the outset of this post I would like to make the disclaimer that America is the greatest country on earth. It invented the iPad, after all; it put a man on the moon, not to mention giving voice to the great and noble precepts set down in the Declaration of Independence.</p>
  • Obama Adviser: ‘References to Size, Power or Sexual Potency…Could be Banned From Automobile

    03/02/2012 3:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/2/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that “ways must be found to control advertising” and that possible means for doing so would be banning utility companies from promoting the use of energy and prohibiting “references to size, power or sexual potency” in automobile advertising. “Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.
  • GenOn to shut 7 U.S. Mid-Atlantic coal power plants

    02/29/2012 10:22:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/29/12 | Scott DiSavino
    U.S. power generator GenOn Energy Inc on Wednesday said it would deactivate 3,140 megawatts of mostly coal-fired generating capacity in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey by 2015 due to more stringent federal environmental regulations. Over the past few years, energy companies have announced the shutdown or planned retirement of more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation due to proposed more stringent federal environmental regulations, weak power market conditions and record switching from coal to natural gas-fired generators as gas prices hold near 10-year lows.
  • California tax initiatives test power of populism

    02/08/2012 2:41:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Christie - Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California voters this fall may have the chance to answer a question of deep interest to politicians around the United States: will populist appeals to "tax the rich" resonate more than pragmatic arguments for budget-balancing solutions? Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has all but staked his governship on a tax hike ballot initiative consisting of temporary increases in sales and income taxes. He has positioned the measure as a practical and necessary move to combat chronic budget deficits .. By contrast, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), the smaller of two statewide teachers unions, last week...
  • Obama Dismantles American Power Abroad

    01/25/2012 3:20:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/25/12 | James G. Wiles
    Last night, Barack Obama distracted the nation's attention with a rousing, campaign speech dressed up as a State of the Union address. On domestic affairs, the President's Animal Farm-like attempts at saying black is white and night is day were wasted. The true nature of the Archangel Barack's politics and his vision for America have been clear for some time. As Hugh Hewitt blogged recently, "[t]he country knows." No one's fooled -- except, perhaps, for some of Mr. Obama's own partisans. But what is the Obama Administration's actual foreign policy? Well, as with President's "stealth" Marxism, he's not coming clean...
  • N. Korea: No Electricity, No Water, No Patience (cold,thirsty,hungry in Pyongyang)

    01/16/2012 8:37:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 01/13/12 | Choi Song Min
    No Electricity, No Water, No Patience By Choi Song Min [2012-01-13 18:01 ] Many of the residents of luxury apartments in Pyongyang are leaving their homes for the heated homes of relatives or other warmer locations. An inside source who visited Pyongyang at the end of last month said in a phone interview with the Daily NK today, “People previously had no supplies of water so didn't have drinking water and could not go to the bathroom without difficulty, but now that there are heating problems too the people are inevitably leaving their homes. This year, many people are locking...
  • The Allure of Executive Power

    01/13/2012 1:34:15 PM PST · by gabriellah
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/13/2012 | Raj Kannappan
    Promises upon promises abound in elections. Senator Obama proved himself a masterful coaxer in 2008, feasting on the pining of an electorate disillusioned with the American political system. He was the unifier, the inspirational personage representing the solution to a failed decade marked by a rowdy Texan in the White House who squandered America’s capital in foreign lands. The next four years, and surely the next eight, were to be ones marked by a robust economic recovery, a dramatic decline in poverty, and, of course, resurgence of confidence in America’s position in the world. None of these have materialized. In...
  • President Obama is schmoozing with Angelina and Brad Pitt

    01/11/2012 5:43:01 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies · 6+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 11th January 2012 | By Chris Johnson
    Everyone knows President Barack Obama likes a celebrity fix - just ask Johnny Depp. And today, just a day after pictures emerged of his extravagant 2009 Halloween party at the White House, the most powerful man in America was enjoying more VIP company. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought some Hollywood star power to Washington D.C. as they stopped by for a chat with the chief executive at the Oval Office.
  • Question for FReeper gearheads [Jeep] (Vanity)

    12/31/2011 7:04:50 AM PST · by Blueflag · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Electrical Gremlins R Us ^ | 12/31/11 | blueflag
    Need help from people with Jeep mechanical electrical experience/diagnosis. Our 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country (classic, not Grand) 4.0L I6 4WD has started to have a repeating and random sudden loss of power (engine quits with NO dash warning lights on dash). Need suggestions from people who have been there and done this. I am a fairly savvy and experienced car mechanic on my own, and this has me baffled. See Body of Comment for details.
  • obama must go for We the people to regain power

    12/29/2011 3:54:25 PM PST · by chrisnj · 6 replies
    my own thoughts | 12/29/11 | Chrisnj
    Vote obama out to regain our power
  • 43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power

    12/25/2011 12:49:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 12/23/11
    43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power Beijing, Dec 23 : Over 43,000 government officials in China have been investigated this year in cases related to abuse of official power, according to latest figures. **SNIP** Prosecutors across China approved the arrests of a total of 837,736 suspects and prosecuted nearly 1.07 million people.
  • Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plant (Arkansas)

    12/24/2011 4:59:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 12/22/11 | Max Brantley
    Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plantPosted by Max Brantley on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM The Sierra Club and Audubon Arkansas have announced a settlement with SWEPCO, the utility building the Turk coal-fired power plant in Hempstead County. This ends legal challenges to the plant and will be reflected in a consent decree to be filed in federal court later today in Texarkana. Nicholas Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, SWEPCO's parent, said in a release: “The provisions of the agreement are consistent with our commitment to renewable energy, energy efficiency and overall environmental...
  • IT help needed

    12/22/2011 5:50:02 AM PST · by Cowman · 17 replies
    Self | 22Dec2011 | Self
    I have an ASUS G72G laptop that had the power cord die. I have tried a couple of universal ASUS chargers but they don't work with this particular model of computer. Does anybody know where I can find a replacement? The model number of the original charger is ADP 150NB D 19.5V, 7.7A
  • Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on Towns

    12/21/2011 7:13:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/11
    Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on TownsPublished December 20, 2011 | Associated Press For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a quarter of the revenue for the $1 million budget of the town. Yet when the plant ultimately shuts down to comply with new federal air pollution regulations by the end of 2014, says Town Manager Howard Spencer, so too might the community of 200. "If the town lost all of that revenue,"...
  • Cain: My wife didn’t know that I was giving money to my accuser ("Yes, getting out is an option")

    12/02/2011 6:30:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    Here’s the news people on Twitter are buzzing about from tonight’s raincheck interview with the Manchester Union-Leader. We already knew this, though — sort of. Cain told Wolf Blitzer on Monday, before we had heard Ginger White’s name, that his wife didn’t know White. (Skip to 7:30 of this clip.) That’s ever so slightly different from saying his wife didn’t know about White or that he was sending her cash, but c’mon: If she did know that, don’t you think he would have mentioned it to Blitzer as proof that their friendship was no secret? Cain said that in about...
  • The Pakistani-Peruvian Axis

    11/14/2011 8:50:17 PM PST · by Noumenon · 85 replies
    Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time | 1966 | Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley, in the course of his examination of the failure of most Latin American / South American nations-states, delivered an astonishing analysis of what he believed to be the root cause of these failures in the first edition (1966) of his renowned Tragedy and Hope. Here, in almost an aside, he defines what he calls the "Pakistani-Peruvian axis" - a combination of Asian despotism and Arabic outlook (key word, that - outlook), both of which have their roots in Bronze Age antiquity, that pervade what Quigley calls the shattered cultures that dwell on its axis from Pakistan to the...
  • Thy Kingdom Come

    11/08/2011 2:03:00 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    11-08-11 | Frank Broom
    If you want the will of God to be done in the earth you have your part to play. The entrance of earth into heaven is through Jesus, he said I am the door. But, the entrance of heaven into the earth is through you. By way of your spirit and mouth the will of God is loosed into the earth. Didn't Jesus say whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven (Matt. 18:18). Notice if something is going to be loosed from heaven someone has to loose it from earth first. Your heart has a door, Jesus...
  • Gas against Wind (Power)

    11/03/2011 7:30:02 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 25 replies
    New Geography ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | Matt Ridley
    Which would you rather have in the view from your house? A thing about the size of a domestic garage, or eight towers twice the height of Nelson’s column with blades noisily thrumming the air. The energy they can produce over ten years is similar: eight wind turbines of 2.5-megawatts (working at roughly 25% capacity) roughly equal the output of an average Pennsylvania shale gas well (converted to electricity at 50% efficiency) in its first ten years. Difficult choice? Let’s make it easier. The gas well can be hidden in a hollow, behind a hedge. The eight wind turbines must...