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  • If We Had Our way: New Year's Resolutions for the New Congress

    01/02/2017 1:41:53 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Charles Scaliger
    Now that the dust has settled on the elections, the time has come (or so some of the punditry in the media assure us) to set aside political acrimony and unite under the new leadership of President-elect Donald Trump and the new House and Senate. Although it’s far from clear what President Trump will choose to prioritize, now that he will face the realities of entrenched political interests in Washington instead of his fired-up political base on the hustings, it seems at least possible that he will show much more sympathy for certain constitutionalist and Americanist causes — such as...
  • 10-Tips-for-Better-New-Year's-Resolutions [Catholic Caucus]

    12/31/2016 5:28:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    America Needs ^ | 2017 | America Needs
    1. Be honest. Know yourself. What is your strongest virtue? What is your worst vice? Therefore, tailor your resolution so it strengthens your good side and fights your bad one. A one-size fits all resolution is useless. 2. Be specific. Don't use generalities. They don't work. For example, if you need to be more humble, just saying "I am going to be more humble," is useless. You need to zero in on one situation where you need to practice humility and resolve to improve in that one situation. 3. Be simple. Don't make it complicated. Focus on something you...
  • Obama, Israel, and the Treasonous United Nations

    12/28/2016 1:40:24 PM PST · by samovar123 · 5 replies
    various sites ^ | 12-28-2016 | John C. Velisek
    The UN has in essence declared war on both Judeo and Christian civilizations with the resolutions passed in the past few days. There will be more to come, both in the Middle East and here in the United States. The Western culture, long the bastion of prevention of crimes against humanity and a culture of laws that have helped maintain a reasonable peace through the world has been usurped by a United Nations that is anti-Semitic and assisting, along with the European Union in the establishment of a Caliphate One World Order. This year has seen great advancement in the...
  • Amid terror wave, UN adopts six resolutions — all anti-Israel

    11/25/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 2:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a move dubbed "surreal" by a leading UN watchdog, and as a campaign of daily Palestinian terrorist attacks continues to target Israelis, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted six resolutions - all of which bar none condemned Israel. Not a single mention was made of the Palestinian attacks, which have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded, nor did any other countries - even serial human rights violators such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and others - receive any of the General Assembly's attention. More disturbingly still, five of the the UNGA resolutions were sponsored by the...
  • Happy New Year!

    01/02/2015 6:46:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    My old alma mater—the University of Scranton—recently made the news with a year-old study on New Year’s resolutions. Richard Asa reported in the Chicago Tribune on December 16, 2014 that “a 2013 University of Scranton study found that 8 percent of people achieve their New Year's goals. Part of the reason: Resolutions are often not accompanied by an achievable or realistic plan, says Carrie Krawiec, executive director of the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a practicing therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Mich.” “When it comes to children, ‘parents can start by helping (them) set reasonable...
  • Ring in 2015 with these four pro-life resolutions!

    12/31/2014 10:31:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 30, 2014 | Melanie Pritchard
    I want things to change. I want my children to grow up in a world that values life and in a world where people are working towards building a more just and humane society. At home, I am working hard to reinforce good virtues, but that is not enough. It cannot be enough. With the Culture of Death continuing its pursuit for souls, I must do more to be an agent of change to lessen the burden my children and all children will face as adults. A new year is coming and many are thinking about resolutions and new starts....
  • Finally, Some Realistic 2015 Resolutions Anyone Can Stick To!

    12/31/2014 6:24:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 22 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 12-31-2014 | Mary Kirchhoff
    Every year many of us do it. Make those same, predictable, boring resolutions. We keep making these same resolutions year after year...and don't stick with them, so I’ve come up with a more reasonable list of resolutions for 2015. 1. Eat more carbs. You’re going to anyway. Why suffer without bread, potatoes, and for God’s sake, even orange juice. We all like our carbs and you should be sure you include them in every meal. You’ve been eating them all along, and you probably don’t weigh 400 pounds, so who cares? 2.Forget exercising. You’ll waste your money joining a gym...
  • My New Year's Resolutions

    12/31/2014 1:08:46 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 21 replies
    I have written the New Year’s resolutions which I am planning on accomplishing. Daily MassI definitely plan on accomplishing this New Year’s resolution as faithfully as I can. There are many days which make going to Daily Mass exhausting such as College, studying, and other personal obligations, nevertheless this is something that I am definitely adding in my New Year’s resolution. Many people fail to realize the abundant graces which come from attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and that includes attending Mass Daily. For those interested Fr Chad Ripperger gives very good insights in both the nature of...
  • After action of my Texas County Convention 3/22/14. If your primary is ahead, please read

    03/22/2014 3:17:01 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 30 replies
    Vanity | 3/22/14 | The Bat Lady
    Ever since 1998 when I first learned of the Convention process (Precinct, County, State and then National) I have gone to my precinct and county conventions. Sometimes I have gone on to the State Convention but I like being involved in writing the State Republican party platform. Each convention works the same way, elect delegates to go to the next step and pass resolutions to go to the next step. This is the true grassroots. Today was my 1st County convention in my new county that I moved to after “Going Galt”. Mostly things went well, a few didn’t work...
  • 21 New Years Resolutions for Liberals in 2014

    01/02/2014 1:22:50 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Check out what I put them on the hook for in 2013 here.
  • Conservative New Year's Resolutions

    01/01/2014 4:39:26 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 3 replies ^ | January 1, 2014 | RightWingPatriot would like to wish everyone a happy new year. Let us hope and pray that some sanity is restored to our country in the upcoming year and that, as a nation, we can alter our downward course and set ourselves back onto the path of prosperity and liberty. Let us make a new year's resolution to work harder to support and elect conservatives to all levels of government: local, state, and federal. We need to kick out of office those who do not hold to conservative principles and seek to limit the size and scope of governmental power. Once...
  • Five Mainstream Republican Resolutions for 2014

    12/31/2013 1:39:14 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 31, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Every New Year’s, we write personal lists of resolutions for ourselves. Lose the weight, advance the career, learn a skill, write that book. A good concept, especially if we really do accomplish some of them! But the problems America faces today aren’t going to be resolved that way. We are being impoverished by a leviathan state, and problems caused by government action can only be solved by government action. There’s no point in my proposing any resolutions to the Democratic Party; as a non-member, I have no right to expect them to listen to me. But as a lifelong Republican,...
  • Netanyahu: Iran Given Written Approval to Violate Resolutions

    11/25/2013 9:49:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2013, 1:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening reiterated that the deal reached between the West and Iran over its nuclear program was dangerous and a mistake. “As we learn more and more details about the agreement that was achieved last night in Geneva, it becomes increasingly clear how bad and dangerous this agreement is to the world, the region and Israel,” Netanyahu said in a speech at the EMET Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem. “Iran is receiving billions of dollars in eased sanctions without having to pay any real price. Iran is receiving written approval to violate UN Security Council...
  • The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily.

    01/23/2013 6:02:44 AM PST · by grobdriver · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1/23/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: HR 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. HR 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. HR 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. HR 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. HR 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. HR 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. HR 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. HR 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. HR 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. HR 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers...
  • Five Mainstream Republican Resolutions for 2013

    12/31/2012 6:50:43 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 31, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Time once again for a list of New Year’s Resolutions for the Republican Party. The party leaders haven’t taken my advice these past few years, so there’s no reason to believe they shall this year, but who knows? Perhaps if things get too dire, they’ll start looking to bloggers for solutions to the problems that their top consultants haven’t been able to solve. One can but hope. 1. Learn the Meaning of Compromise This isn’t entirely fair, but it’s still a good place to begin. Republicans are notorious for conceding defeat before negotiations begin. Let’s say for example that the...
  • New Year Resolutions That Need to be Kept

    01/06/2012 8:40:39 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/6/2012 | Russ Harding
    With 2012 upon us it is time for New Year resolutions. Since the Legislature is on holiday recess and the governor is undoubtedly enjoying the holiday season with family and friends, I have taken the liberty to prepare a list of New Year resolutions for our elected leaders. Save any budget surplus – Legislators should resist the urge to spend any money, estimated to be as much as $800 million, left over from surplus revenues from 2011. Detroit is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and the economic recovery in Michigan is spotty at best. Saving what we can is...
  • New Year's Resolutions

    12/31/2011 10:14:04 PM PST · by stolinsky · 4 replies ^ | 01-01-12 | stolinsky
      New Year’s Resolutions David C. Stolinsky Jan. 1, 2012 Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Often these include vows to eat less and exercise more. Rather than these healthful but self-centered goals, may I suggest a different set of resolutions: Use compassion for those who deserve it. After we have punished the criminal, expressed compassion for all his victims, and done our best to relieve their suffering, then we can feel compassion for the criminal. But till then, feeling compassion for both criminal and victim leads only to more criminals and more victims – who need more compassion....
  • Five Mainstream Republican Resolutions for 2012

    12/31/2011 10:54:12 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 31, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It’s time again to do our annual resolutions. You have yours; I have mine… and here are my proposed resolutions for the Republican Party. 1) RETURN HONESTY TO THE PRIMARY DEBATES There was a time when everyone knew what a debate was, when the public expected them to be done right, and when the public would have been horrified if you announced a debate and then refused to hold one. Today, unfortunately, the messes we call debates are simply… not! A proper debate is a rigidly organized program in which each party is asked the same questions, given the same...
  • New Year's Resolutions For Liberals

    12/29/2011 1:24:06 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-29-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • The politics of New Year’s resolutions

    01/05/2011 9:21:45 PM PST · by AustralianConservative
    Positively Churchillian ^ | January 6, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Getting healthy is a top priority One of my New Year’s resolutions is health-related. I’m not alone. Steve Vernon of states: “According to a recent poll taken by the Society of Actuaries, about 80 percent of respondents said that taking care of their health was their top strategy for managing their medical bills, well ahead of buying medical insurance.” He advises: “Take just a few steps in January to establish good nutrition habits, and you’ll be well on your way to improving your health and increasing your lifespan.” (In America, it will take energy to escape Obama-approved death panels.)...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    01/03/2011 5:49:08 PM PST · by abigail2 · 10 replies
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  • New Years Resolution Thread! (pure 100% unadultured VANITY thread!)

    12/31/2010 9:12:59 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 60 replies
    Мой мозг | 1/1/11 | Self
    Post them if you got them.
  • Barack Obama's New Years resolutions

    12/31/2010 11:12:07 AM PST · by jpf · 6 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 12/31/10 | Flood
    I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but a friend of a friend of mine knows this guy who met a woman who was once hit on at a party by Julian Assange. Julian asked for her phone number but she gave him the number of a drug store in Toledo instead. Julian must have assumed that he wrote it down wrong because he didn't give up but instead used his considerable talents to track her down. We'll call her Sheila because I always change the names to protect the guilty. So Julian kept writing Sheila these strange little love...
  • Making Choices: I Firmly Resolve! Can New Year's Resolutions Become Reality?

    12/31/2010 5:04:34 AM PST · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic online ^ | 12/31/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...'For a son of God each day should be an opportunity for renewal, knowing for sure that with the help of grace he will reach the end of the road, which is Love. That is why if you begin and begin again, you are doing well...' (The Forge, 344) The London Daily Mail recently ran an article entitled "New Year's resolutions 'barely last longer than a week'" However, the fact remains, we all make them. The experience is nearly universal. Some Nations use different calendars, but the passing of one year to another is marked by a deliberate period of...
  • Report: Iran Smuggling German-Made Nuclear Equipment Via Dubai

    06/06/2010 6:46:00 AM PDT · by edpc · 9 replies · 397+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 6 June 2010 | Haaretz Service
    Iran has been able to smuggle advanced technological equipment to its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz via a complex smuggling route based in Dubai, the Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday. According to the report, an Iranian company has purchased control systems from one of Germany's leading electronic manufacturers. The deal was negotiated with a Dubai trading company, which in turn sold Iran a range of electronic equipment for use at its enrichment facility, the British website reported. The report comes amid growing concerns that though Iran claims its nuclear program has only peaceful aims, Tehran is in fact working toward...
  • Iran Economic Sanctions at the U.N. Security Council: The Incredible Shrinking Resolution

    04/06/2010 8:29:04 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 263+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 2, 2010 | James Phillips
    President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this week urged reluctant members of the United Nations Security Council to quickly pass sanctions against Iran. But that is highly unlikely, as Obama himself acknowledged: “Do we have unanimity in the international community? Not yet. And that’s something we have to work on.” In the absence of decisive action from the U.N., the Obama Administration should work with allies to impose strong sanctions outside the U.N. framework, where effective action is hampered by the veto power of China and Russia. Diplomatic Foot-DraggingPredictably, the U.S. push for another round of sanctions at...
  • New Year's Resolutions I'd Like to See

    01/01/2010 12:35:06 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 182+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | January 1, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It’s that time again when we make those yearly promises to ourselves. Naturally, I vow to be just as reserved with my opinions and exude the usual warmth, grace, and conciliatory tone when discussing political issues with brain-dead socialists…and Quebecers. Here’s a list of 2010 New Year’s Resolutions I’d like to see:
  • New Year revelers ready for better times in 2010 (New Year Resolutions, Anyone?)

    12/31/2009 9:20:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/09 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    SYDNEY – Under explosive bursts of crimson, purple and blue, more than 1 million New Year revelers in Sydney got one of the world's biggest parties started Thursday — bidding farewell to the tough year that was 2009 and welcoming a new decade. As the family-friendly, pre-midnight fireworks show illuminated Australia's largest city, preparations were under way across the world for pyrotechnics, parties and prayers in the final countdown to herald the end of the period dubbed "the Noughties." The mood of celebrations was tempered in some places by the effects of the financial downturn, which bit hard in 2009,...
  • Politics

    12/30/2009 9:04:15 PM PST · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 176+ views ^ | 12-31-09 | stolinsky
    It is customary to make resolutions for the New Year. Often these include vows to lose weight, exercise more, or clean out the garage. Almost as often, the resolutions are broken before the end of January. Rather than these praiseworthy but easily discarded goals, may I suggest a different set of resolutions.
  • Don't spoil your lazy skills with resolutions

    12/29/2009 5:31:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 12-29-09 | PADRAIG O'MORAIN
    Laziness isn’t just a matter of laying about doing nothing; those taking the lazy way need to work on their lazy skills RESOLVING TO sharpen up your act for 2010? Why bother? Lazy sods get just as much thanks as the rest and do less harm. I have long been of this view – now I have backing from no less a source than the Management-Issues blog which worries about such things as “What does ‘responsible leadership’ really mean?” and “How do you manage brilliant people?” In his article, Peter Taylor, author of The Lazy Project Manager , reminds us...
  • Resolutions to affirm U.S. Constitution cause uproar[Montana]

    02/26/2009 2:20:14 PM PST · by BGHater · 375+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | 26 Feb 2009 | DANIEL PERSON
    Two resolutions to affirm the U.S. Constitution failed to get traction in the House this week, but they sure kicked up a lot of mud. House Joint Resolution 26, sponsored by Rep. Michael More, R-Gallatin Gateway, and House Joint Resolution 24, sponsored by Rep. Joel Boniek, R-Livingston, would have gotten state representatives on the record opposing what the sponsors said were excesses of the federal government. HJ24 sought to urge Congress to “adopt a constitutional, sustainable, and sound monetary system and cease further credit creation and borrowing.” HJ26 aimed to affirm states’ rights and condemn “encroachment of those rights by...
  • State Sovereignty Resolutions

    02/25/2009 8:08:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 707+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 23 Feb 2009 | Tenth Amendment Center
    Many of you have asked for a central location to stay up to date with state sovereignty bills.  While the idea of centralizing information and/or control over a movement of this kind seems to fly in the face of the principles of decentralization that the Tenth Amendment Center stands for, we have gladly succumbed to popular demand with this informational post.We’ll do our best to keep this post updated when new bills are introduced.  If you feel something is missing from the list, please don’t hesitate to contact us to let us know.  It’s essential that people on the front...

    01/11/2009 8:54:32 PM PST · by sportsone234 · 18 replies · 554+ views
    LIFE & STYLE ^ | 1/11/2009
    Wondering what the connection between Oprah’s weight gain, using less plastic in your life, and those pesky New Year’s resolutions could possibly be? [...] University studies have discovered that it takes approximately 6 to 9 months to change a habit, to change the brain’s pathways. No wonder people give up after a few weeks of trying to quit smoking, or dieting, or (yes!) trying to stop using plastic. No one ever told them that it takes times to change the brain’s pathways!
  • New Year's Resolutions Can Be Bad For You: Mental Health Charity

    01/01/2009 12:31:34 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 178+ views
    AFP via Phys Org ^ | January 1st, 2009
    Making self-improvement New Year's resolutions often leaves people feeling worse, the British mental health charity Mind warned Thursday.
  • 5 Tips: How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

    01/01/2009 11:14:42 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 10 replies · 403+ views
    Live Science ^ | 31 December 2008
    Whatever you resolve to do differently in 2009, vow also to develop a strategy to make it happen. Otherwise, expect failure. So says John O'Neill, director of Addiction Services for The Menninger Clinic in Houston.
  • Americans Resolved To Yap More About Nebulous Change This Year

    12/31/2008 4:49:24 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 4 replies · 196+ views ^ | 12-31-2008 | Sven Waring
    Over the years, Americans have used New Year’s as a time to reflect on the previous stretch of 365 days and to introduce new change into their lives; this year, Americans can look to a new administration committed to unsubstantiated change as a role model. “Each year, I made specific goals to reach during the year and explained the actions I would take to reach those goals,” said Barton Shrinque, a Roaring Spring dairy farmer. “But all I got at the end of the year was more concrete goals for self-improvement. It’s a real slog. I think it’s time for...
  • New Year Resolutions by ELCID

    12/24/2008 10:31:40 AM PST · by nateriver · 1 replies · 195+ views
    "Year after year I go through the usual panoply of diet, exercise, and church-going promises, and every year I get the same results—fatter, lazier, and more in trouble with the Big Guy. This year I finally figured out what I have been doing wrong. It isn’t me that needs to make New Year’s resolutions for myself...."
  • Dorman endeavors to discontinue gas tax diversions

    07/15/2008 1:37:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 130+ views
    The McKinney Courier-Gazette ^ | July 14, 2008 | Danny Gallagher
    Melissa mayor mailing resolutions to fellow mayors to stop state from using gas tax funds for non-road projects BY DANNY GALLAGHER, McKinney Courier-Gazette Melissa Mayor David Dorman said he sits in his office everyday and watches as cars zoom down State Highway 121, a road that will soon start collecting tolls from drivers who use it to get to Dallas, McKinney, Frisco or the Dallas North Tollway and back again. Dorman said before that happens, he wants to know the roads his citizens and drivers are paying the state to use will be maintained and built with those funds. “I...
  • Senate backs 'urban legend'

    05/07/2008 5:44:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies · 418+ views
    The Press-Register ^ | May 6, 2008 | Brian Lyman
    MONTGOMERY The state Senate may have been locked down for most of the year, but it did find time to endorse a widely discredited urban legend spread by the John Birch Society. The upper chamber passed a joint resolution April 10 sponsored by state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, claiming that Canada, Mexico and the United States are moving toward a "North American Union" and working on construction of a "NAFTA Superhighway" to link the countries and report edly destroy their sovereignty. "It's about retaining independence," said John McManus, the president of the John Birch Society, in a phone interview Mon...
  • Texans ponder where superhighway might take them

    03/04/2008 1:28:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 415+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 4, 2008 | Peter Canellos
    REFUGIO, Texas - With an abandoned Wild West-vintage town of storefronts slumbering just a block from old US 77, tiny Refugio is a place where myth and reality coexist in a ghostly silence. more stories like this Obama faces heat over aide's NAFTA remarks to Canadians Texas, Ohio could decide Dem nomination Canada says didn't misrepresent Obama over NAFTA McCain tags Dems on trade treaty NAFTA seen differently in Ohio, Texas And now this South Texas outpost is swept up in one of the more intriguing tests of myth vs. reality in today's political life: the battle over the so-called...
  • FReeper Canteen~Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution? ~02.January.2008

    01/01/2008 5:57:51 PM PST · by Mrs.Nooseman · 408 replies · 1,189+ views
    12.31.2007 | Mrs.Nooseman
    Freeper Canteen: Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?   Today We Want To Know...If You Will Keep Your New Years Resolution Click here and take the quiz! At the last question, choose HTML, then submit, to get your answer. After you do so, please post your findings in the Canteen!   Have fun! 
  • Ten ways to make this year happier

    01/01/2008 11:03:19 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 77+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 31st December 2007 | Michael Hanlon
    A New Year, a new you - that's what most of us like to believe, and it's what all those grim New Year resolutions are about. Lose weight, earn more, get fit, get a new job - all will make you happier. But will they? Or are there more realistic ways to help make 2008 better? Surprisingly, it is possible to approach the question of happiness scientifically: it even has a name - Hedonics, the study of happiness. And now, amid all the cod psychology of self-help books, key points are emerging that may actually make a difference. Here are...
  • Common blunders: Personal finance resolutions for 2008

    01/01/2008 5:10:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 168+ views ^ | January1, 2008 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    When most of us make resolutions for the new year, we phrase them as "things to do": "I'm going to lose 10 pounds this year," or "I'm going to join a gym (and actually go)." But I'm taking a slightly different tack with my slate of 2008 resolutions. My list includes common mistakes people make when it comes to money - and when I say "people," I definitely include myself. Let's all resolve not to make these blunders in the new year. And make sure you get through the entire list: I've saved the most important point for last. -...
  • Democrats Introduce Censure Resolutions Aimed at Bush, Cheney and Gonzales

    08/06/2007 12:57:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,761+ views on ^ | 8/6/07 | Keith Perine
    Democrats have introduced resolutions in the House and Senate that would censure President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., introduced the censure resolutions in the Senate on Aug. 4; New York Democrat Maurice D. Hinchey introduced them in the House a day later. One resolution (S Res 302, H Res. 625), would censure Bush and Cheney for “misleading the American people” about the need to invade and occupy Iraq, as well as for poor planning and conduct of the war. The other measure (S Res 303, H Res. 626) would censure Bush and...
  • Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Non-Binding Resolutions (Larry King Live)

    02/14/2007 9:22:08 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 316 replies · 4,999+ views
    HotAir.Com ^ | Feb 14, 2007 | Interview on Larry King Live
    HotAir has a must see video of Rudy Giuliani talking about the senselessness of non-binding resolutions and what's wrong with Washington from the Mayor's appearance on Lary King Live. In case you haven't seen him make this case in the last few days, this is must see viewing: GIULIANI: I mean, you can look at the practical and common sense conclusion on that anyway you want. But there's something more important than that. We have a right of free speech in this country and we elect people to make decisions. Here's what I would prefer to see them do,...
  • Norm Coleman did WHAT?

    02/06/2007 5:52:43 AM PST · by Valin · 57 replies · 2,372+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/07 | Mike Gallagher
    I was listening to my colleague Hugh Hewitt's radio show the other when he was interviewing Republican Sen. Norm Coleman from Minnesota. It was nice to hear Sen. Coleman's apparent disdain for the idiotic, meaningless, non-binding Senate resolution complaining about the President's troop surge plan. In fact, here's what Sen. Coleman said to Hugh: [Bottom line is I voted against the resolution that I think is…I’m going to be very blunt…is a pull-out resolution. This isn’t an abandon Iraq resolution. The words don’t exactly say that, but I listened to John Murtha testify, and I listened to the reaction of...
  • Senator Collins, Unplugged (Senator Collins, Eleanor Clift TOGETHER) Oh Joy!!!!

    02/05/2007 5:40:15 PM PST · by Valin · 21 replies · 674+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/5/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who along with John Warner and Chuck Hagel are pushing forward the defeatist Levin-Warner resolution, objects in an interview with Eleanor Clift to the candor that has entered into this debate, and in particular to the assertion that such resolutions embolden the enemy --an observation that general Petraeus and Secretary gates have bothmade. Senator Collins also expands on why she is pushing this "non-binding" resolution, asserting that she hopes the deployment --underway and under the command of the general who designed it and who was unanimously confirmed last week-- would be canceled by the president....
  • The Senate Debate

    02/05/2007 7:30:41 AM PST · by Valin · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/5/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    The Washington Post reports at least five Republicans are committed to supporting the Levin-Warner resolution, but this does not square with what has been reported to me, and I won't be trusting the MSM to report this debate fairly. I do not believe that either Norm Coleman or Gordon Smith have declared that they will be voting for the defeatist resolution --rightfully called a "vote of no confidence" by John McCain yesterday-- and the GOP caucus may hold together and kill the resolution in its crib. The seven Republicans up for re-election in 2008 and listed by the Post as...
  • War Vote May Hinge on a Few Republicans

    02/04/2007 9:02:57 AM PST · by Valin · 35 replies · 779+ views
    AP ^ | 2/4/07 | Anne Flaherty
    WASHINGTON - A few senators from President Bush's own party may determine the outcome of an Iraq war vote this week that would deal a blow to him. These Republicans, up for re-election in 2008, are faced with balancing party loyalty against voters' anger at a war that is generally unpopular in their states. On the table is a resolution by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., that would put the Senate on record as opposing President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. With Republicans ready to use parliamentary delays that would take 60 votes to force a vote...
  • Warner to Oppose Vote on Own Resolution

    02/03/2007 8:58:13 AM PST · by Valin · 13 replies · 558+ views
    Powerline ^ | 2/3/07
    Senator John Warner will join what appears to be a unanimous Senate Republican caucus in opposing a Senate vote on his anti-Bush administration resolution, unless competing resolutions are also voted on: "Senator Warner supports the Senate Republican leadership's effort to establish a free and open debate on Iraq on the Senate floor, including possible amendments," a spokesman for the Virginia Republican said yesterday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Mr. Warner told colleagues during a closed-door strategy meeting at the Library of Congress that he opposes the manner in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is conducting debate on...