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  • First-quarter economy looks bleaker by the day

    04/08/2016 12:52:21 PM PDT · by mykroar · 6 replies ^ | 4/8/2016 | Patti Domm
    Some economists now see first-quarter growth as negligible, and it could easily turn out to be negative. Economists shaved already weak growth forecasts by a few more tenths Friday, after wholesale inventories fell 0.5 percent month over month in February, much more than the anticipated 0.1 percent decline. January was also revised down by 0.4 percent. The closely watched Atlanta Fed GDPNow model now shows first-quarter growth tracking at 0.1 percent, compared to a 0.4 percent estimate earlier in the week. JPMorgan economists now forecast the economy only expanded by 0.2 percent in the first quarter, from 0.7 percent. Barclays...
  • Fifty-Five Scholars Oppose New AP U.S. History Framework

    06/03/2015 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies ^ | June 3, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Fifty-five scholars signed a letter released yesterday opposing the College Board’s AP U.S. History Framework. Jane Robbins of American Principles Project and retired AP US History teacher Larry Krieger brought this issue to the public’s attention last year with their op-ed in Heartlander Magazine when the framework was made public in 2014. Defenders of the changes have tried to paint those opposed to the framework as ill-informed and politically partisan or as those who want to censor unflattering history.
  • Japan split over revision to pacifist constitution

    05/04/2014 12:44:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2014 10:25 PM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    Japan marked the 67th anniversary of its postwar constitution Saturday with growing debate over whether to revise the war-renouncing charter in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push for an expanded role for the military. The ruling conservative party has long advocated revision but been unable to sway public opinion. Now Abe is proposing that the government reinterpret the constitution to give the military more prominence without having to win public approval for the revisions. …
  • Yes, the Constitution and its amendments are outdated.

    10/09/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Twitchy staff
    In Arkansas a class of sixth graders were asked to prune the Constitution and its amendments. Glenn Beck decried the notion of an outdated Constitution in his radio program. Like a true patriot he defended it, but he was wrong. The Constitution is outdated as are many of its amendments. Here are some amendments that need instant pruning or decapitation: The 16th amendment allowing the federal government to collect income tax. If that were abolished, so would Obamacare, according to Chief Justice John Roberts. The 17th amendment establishing the direct election of United States senators. The Founders were correct in...
  • Was David Petraeus blackmailed over Benghazi?

    05/13/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-13 | DrJohn
    The Benghazi affair is on fire and it could possibly go nuclear soon. It is now very clear that the Obama regime scrubbed the truth from the Benghazi talking points. Politics: It would be naïve to expect any White House to ignore the political implications of a foreign policy crisis occurring two months before a presidential election. But there is a reason why no White House admits to finessing a tragedy: It's unseemly. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland injected politics into the U.S. response to Benghazi when she raised objections to draft “talking points” being prepared for Rice’s television appearances....
  • Just 157K New Payrolls Added In January, But HUGE Upward Revisions To December And November

    02/01/2013 3:15:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    The jobs report is out for January, and on the headline it's a slight miss. 157K new jobs is below the consensus estimates of 165K. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%.
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Up 2K

    08/16/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT · by mykroar · 36 replies ^ | 08/16/2012 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week although a trend reading fell close to a four-year low, pointing to ongoing healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was in line with economists' forecasts in a Reuters poll.
  • Making History: WH Ridiculed on Twitter for Altering Presidential Biography Pages

    05/16/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 23 replies
    It was reported yesterday that the White House has “amended” the biography of nearly every U.S. president of the past century, adding a “Did you know?” section at the end where they tied former presidents’ accomplishments to those of president Obama. At the bottom of Reagan’s biography, for instance, the White House tried to plug the “Buffett Rule.”  Did you know, it asks, that “In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with...
  • Hey Freepers? Need Help...

    03/21/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT · by Mayr Fortuna · 29 replies
    March 21, 2011 | Mayr Fortuna
    Resume for Mayr Sampaio Fortuna Neto Mayr Fortuna as mostly known, 58 years old Civil Engineer has been working in IT since 1973, and has been Programmer, Chief Programmers Team, Chief Programmers Pool, Systems Analyst, Project Leader, Chief Project Leader, Project Manager, IT Consultant to States Government and Federal Government in Brazil, Business Consultant and Business Man. During all this years has developed and implemented small and large scaled IT Proposals contemplating Hardware and Software with the proficient use of MS Project and Excel tools among others, also masters Relational and Non-Relational as Oracle, MS-SQL, MySql, Universe and QM Multi-Valued...
  • New Missal Leaked on Wikileaks Includes Words "For Many"

    11/26/2010 5:19:22 PM PST · by 0beron · 11 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/25/2010 | Tancred
    The Wikileaks leaked Missal is right here, goody gumdrops. One can peruse it here. Hopefully it's not as big a muckup as the German Missal. Perhaps the American Bishops are more obedient than the Germans?
  • First-quarter GDP drops to 2.7%

    06/25/2010 11:47:52 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies
    Bloomberg via Hot Air ^ | June 25, 2010 | Ed Morrissry
    The economy didn’t grow as much as the Obama administration first claimed in the initial quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department reported today. The Q1 GDP was first announced at an annualized growth rate of 3.2%, down from the previous 5.7% in 2009Q4. Later, the number got revised downward to 3.0%. Today marks the third revision in the Q1 GDP growth rate, and the third reduction, this time to 2.7%: The U.S. economy grew at a 2.7 percent annual rate in the first quarter, less than previously calculated, reflecting a smaller gain in consumer spending and a bigger trade gap....
  • Party of Palin [Eleanor has dinner with Steve Schmidt, failed McCain campaign manager]

    04/24/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 2,162+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 23, 2010 | Eleanor Clift
    I had never met Steve Schmidt and only knew him through the media. When I found myself seated at the former McCain campaign manager's table at a Washington dinner hosted by The Week magazine, it was like a flashback to the 2008 campaign. Schmidt is instantly recognizable with his trademark shaved head, his bulldog physique, and the restless intensity that marks him as a political operative of the first order. He had spent 10 weeks trying to mold Sarah Palin into a plausible national candidate, and when the campaign ended, he assessed her shortcomings, as she did his, in what...
  • N. Korea: NK Seeks Revision of 1961 Defense Treaty With China(fears PLA occupation)

    03/03/2010 5:44:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 543+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 03/04/10
    NK Seeks Revision of 1961 Defense Treaty With China MARCH 04, 2010 08:46 North Korea is known to have proposed to China the revision of a bilateral cooperation treaty in talks on a breakthrough in international sanctions following Pyongyang’s nuclear test in May last year. When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in October last year, China’s official Xinhua News Agency did not say whether they discussed the revision of a clause in the treaty guaranteeing China`s automatic intervention in the event of a security threat in North Korea. An informed...
  • Massive revision will show recession was even worse(8 mn jobs lost since 2007)

    02/05/2010 12:49:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,313+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 02/04/10 | Rex Nutting
    Feb. 4, 2010, 10:45 a.m. EST Massive revision will show recession was even worse More than 8 million jobs lost since 2007, updated Labor data will show Friday By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- On Friday, the government's official data on U.S. employment will be updated to reflect what everyone already feels: In terms of job losses, this has been the worst recession since the end of the World War II more than 60 years ago. Instead of job losses of 7.2 million as currently reported, it'll be more like 8.1 million lost jobs, if the annual benchmark revision...
  • This Just In: Obama Lost 824,000 More Jobs Than Previously Reported

    02/03/2010 11:32:44 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 27 replies · 1,183+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | February 3, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Whenever numbers look bad for Democrats, the media invariably reports them as "unexpected." Well, report THIS, mainstream media: Barry Hussein just broke his own record for failure. Previously, it had been reported that Obama had lost 4.1 million jobs - presiding over the greatest number of job losses under any president in any year since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started reporting jobless numbers in 1940. But now we're finding out that Obama pointed to the center field wall, took a radical swing, and sent unemployment soaring to nearly FIVE MILLION jobs lost with his disastrous failed policies. There's not...
  • Revelation Revised - Mormon (OPEN)

    10/02/2009 8:13:03 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies · 742+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2009 | STEPHEN PROTHERO
    Any claim of revelation is outrageous. It presumes that God exists, that God speaks and that all is not lost when human beings translate that speech into ordinary language. But time mutes the outrage, or muffles it. Many of us greet the miracles of Jesus with a shrug, and there is little scandal any more in claiming that the Bible is the word of God. -SNIP-So we probably know more about the production of the Book of Mormon, which is holy writ to the world's 14 million Mormons, than we do about any other scripture. The product of over...
  • Declaration of Independence gets PC revision for kids

    09/23/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A textbook publisher known for painting a sunny, non-violent picture of Islamic jihad in its history books has rewritten part of the Declaration of Independence. The Lone Star Report revealed that a fifth grader in Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas, was told to memorize the Declaration of Independence as printed in "History Alive! America's Past," published by the Teachers' Curriculum Institute, or TCI. But there was one hitch – an essential word had been altered. The true text of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, as written by principal author Thomas Jefferson, states: We hold...
  • Best-selling Bible to undergo revision (NIV - New International Version)

    09/01/2009 12:31:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 197 replies · 3,783+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/09 | Eric Gorski - ap
    The top-selling Bible in North America will undergo its first revision in 25 years, modernizing the language in some sections and promising to reopen a contentious debate about changing gender terms in the sacred text. The New International Version, the Bible of choice for conservative evangelicals, will be revised to reflect changes in English usage and advances in Biblical scholarship, it was announced Tuesday. The revision is scheduled to be completed late next year and published in 2011. "We want to reach English speakers across the globe with a Bible that is accurate, accessible and that speaks to its readers...
  • The Government and Media Are Lying About Today's GDP Number.

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by politicket · 26 replies · 1,152+ views
    Politicket | 07/31/2009 | politicket
    Folks, it’s COMPLETE manipulation of the numbers taking place. Here are the facts to prove it: Here’s today’s GDP report: GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT: SECOND QUARTER 2009 (ADVANCE ESTIMATE). Please note that GDP is reported on a “Quarter-Over-Quarter” basis instead of “Year-Over-Year”. However, the number is “annualized” (multiplied by 4), and it is based off of the previous quarter’s GDP. Let’s crunch the numbers…. Please notice on the very first page of the report how first quarter GDP WAS REVISED TO -6.4% FROM ITS ORIGINAL -5.5%! In other words, ALL of the numbers for the second quarter were BASED ON the...
  • Is Barack Obama the next Alexander the Great?

    07/08/2009 8:43:34 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/09/09 | Michael Naragon
    One of the most damaging forces in the study of history in recent years has been revisionism. Revisionist historians have painted Thomas Jefferson as a slave owner who took liberties with his property. Revisionists have tried to make slavery the primary cause of the Civil War. Revisionists have done their damage to figures in the ancient world, as well, with none taking the brunt quite so squarely as Alexander. In his interview with Hannity on Wednesday, Forbes was discussing his most recent book and gave his take on the oft-misunderstood conqueror, calling Alexander one who was given to passions that...