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  • Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years

    04/02/2016 4:22:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 148 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump said in an interview that economic conditions are so perilous that the country is headed for a “very massive recession” and that “it’s a terrible time right now” to invest in the stock market, embracing a distinctly gloomy view of the economy that counters mainstream economic forecasts. The New York billionaire dismissed concern that his comments — which are exceedingly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a major party front-runner — could potentially affect financial markets. Over the course of the discussion, the candidate made clear that he would govern in the same nontraditional way that he has campaigned,...
  • Mike Huckabee Says Ted Cruz "Constantly Changes Positions" On Plenty Of Issues

    01/28/2016 9:06:47 AM PST · by jpsb · 29 replies
    Brody File ^ | jan 28, 2016 | David Brody
    "The reasons you supported me eight years ago, I've not changed one position. You don't have video of me saying two different things. You don't have video of me saying something different in Marshalltown Iowa than I said in Manhattan. If I said it in Washington, I said it in Waukee (Iowa)
  • Huckabee on Cruz: The country needs a leader, not a lawyer

    01/13/2016 9:35:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/12/2016
    "Look, Ted's a great lawyer," Huckabee said Tuesday about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "But I don't think American needs a good lawyer right now, it needs a good leader. My question to you would be can you name me what efforts (Cruz) has been a leader in ... He's been a senator. He's been a lawyer and a lobbyist ... What has Ted Cruz done in his life that prepares him to be president of the United States?" Huckabee's comments came during a 12-minute exchange with Joseph Brown, pastor of Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa. Brown, who started...
  • Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

    02/05/2015 12:56:49 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 77 replies
    AP via Yahoo! Finance ^ | February 3, 2015 | Mary Esch
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb. In fact, DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants.
  • Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

    06/03/2015 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    PC World ^ | 06/01/15 | Jon Phillips
    “The Batteriser has boost circuitry that will boost the voltage from 0.6 volts to 1.5 volts and will maintain voltage at 1.5—which is a brand new battery,” Roohparvar says. “There’s actually no IP [intellectual property] in the boost circuitry. Our technology is really a miniaturization technique that allows us to build the sleeve. We have some IP in some of the IC circuits that are in there, but the key is we’ve been able to miniaturize the boost circuit to a point that no one else has been able to achieve. “ To prove that he’s not peddling snake oil,...
  • Huckabee skipping Iowa Straw Poll

    05/21/2015 5:51:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) will skip the Iowa Straw Poll in 2016, he confirmed in an op-ed for The Des Moines Register in which he questions the relevancy of the poll that helped spur his 2008 bid “I have concluded this year's Iowa straw poll will serve only to weaken conservative candidates and further empower the Washington ruling class and their hand-picked candidates,” he wrote. “It's clear that pitting conservative candidates with limited resources against each other in a non-binding and expensive summer straw poll battle, while allowing billionaire-backed establishment candidates to sit out, will only wound and weaken...
  • The next energy revolution won’t be in wind or solar. It will be in our brains.

    01/22/2015 1:18:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    This is the first in a three-part series titled “Your Brain on Energy” for our new Energy and Environment coverage. In the arid lands of the Mojave Desert, Marine regimental commander Jim Caley traveled alongside a 24-mile stretch of road and saw trucks, tanks and armored tracked vehicles all idling in the heat — and wasting enormous amounts of expensive fuel. Caley had already led forces in Iraq, and at the time was charged with seven battalions comprising 7,000 Marines. But this was a new and different challenge. Overseeing a major spring 2013 training exercise at the Marine Corps’ Twentynine...
  • EDITORIAL: Beware the Ebola snake-oil remedies

    11/05/2014 8:34:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2014 | The Washington Times
    The quality of mercy is always strained, but snake oil comes raw and unfiltered, harvested from ever more lethal snakes. You might think the accounts of the suffering of those stricken with the Ebola virus would soften the hearts of snake-oil salesmen. But the more horrific the suffering, the more inspired the sales pitches. The con men are flooding the Internet and some homeopathic health stores with tonics and elixirs that boast of miraculous powers to prevent or cure sickness from the Ebola virus. The grim fact is that there is neither a preventative nor a cure. Josephine P. Briggs,...
  • Marijuana Demystified: 5 Health Myths Debunked

    08/20/2014 10:40:32 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 266 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Anthony Rivas
    Like it or not, marijuana use has increased exponentially since President Nixon declared a war no drugs in 1971. Today, marijuana — or weed, pot, cannabis, Mary Jane — is the third most popular recreational drug in the United States, behind only alcohol and tobacco. Upward of 24 million people have used it, based on the latest estimates, with 14 million using it regularly. But despite a growing warmth toward the drug, and two states (Washington and Colorado) legalizing its recreational use, there are still some people on the fence about its safety and usefulness. So, to educate you nonbelievers...
  • World no Longer Buys Obama's Snake Oil - Majority Runs Medicine Show out of Town

    08/01/2014 1:50:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    August 1, 2014
    I was watching Obama's medicine show the other day - the jive, gesturing and smirk. As usual he was surrounded by an obliging audience planted behind him to smile, laugh and cheer for the cameras. Again he goaded Congress, the GOP, the "haters" - saying he'd have to do his job because they wouldn't. His medicine show is flat, forced and fake. The American people know it. The world knows it. Is it possible that the Congress sees it too?
  • Medical marijuana: Here's a look at differing approaches in Minnesota House, Senate

    05/05/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-5-14 | Christopher Snowbeck
    With medical marijuana bills advancing at the Minnesota Capitol, both supporters and critics have been invoking the phrase "Wild West" when debating the merits of legislation. Without more scientific evidence about risks and benefits, the prospect of legalized medical marijuana "would be kind of like the Wild West of medicine," argued Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, during a hearing in April. In a Senate committee last week, Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, used the metaphor in a different way -- arguing that desperate patients currently face a Wild West situation of buying marijuana on the street, without knowing what they're getting. "Or...
  • Has anyone did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • fake faint

    10/23/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 22, 2013 | Lady Patriots
    Brief video (3:19) analysis of the Rose Garden fainting episode.
  • Obama sold voters bill of goods on health care

    10/08/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama sold his signature universal health care plan with the promise that it would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." Now that the Affordable Care Act exchanges are open for business, voters are finding that the biggest problem with Obamacare isn't that some Web sites crashed last week but that the Obama promise of big savings for the average family was too good to be true. Now that the exchanges are open for business, people who already have individual coverage have something new to not like:...
  • Conservatives float new plan to delay Obamacare by one year [watch the other hand, folks]

    09/12/2013 1:52:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    House conservatives are coalescing around an alternative plan that would delay implementation of Obamacare by one year and use the money saved to restore the sequester-mandated spending cuts, in exchange for approving either a must-pass budget bill or legislation to raise the debt ceiling. The concept was hatched by conservative House Republicans disappointed with a GOP leadership proposal that would send to the Senate a budget bill that funds the government beyond Sept. 30 but allows the Democratic chamber to approve that spending while simultaneously voting down an attached amendment stripping all funding for the Affordable Care Act. Conservative activists...
  • July 1934: See-Saw Rocks Dead Back to Life (U.K. Advertisement, Photo)

    06/11/2013 6:58:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Retronaut ^ | July 1934 | Retronaut
    ... The machine produces 10 to 15 see-saw motions a minute to induce an exact imitation of natural breathing. It works automatically once the patient is balanced on the light metal frame.

    05/09/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    ME | MAY 09.2013 | swampsniper
    Back in the days when we had an economy and the living was almost easy, when I was hunting and shooting and building rifles, and still had some color in my beard, I would not have considered not having a Dixie Gun Works catalog around.Almost 700 pages, everything from tomahawks and gunlocks to snake oil. There are tools, gun flints and chunks of wood for fancy knife handles.Well, the other day I ordered myself another one.5 bucks, and for another 2 bucks they ship it UPS!You can read a Dixie catalog for hours, even if you don't need any gun...
  • Roanoke Times: McAuliffe Needs To Come Clean On His Role At GreenTech

    04/16/2013 5:59:38 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    By itself, Terry McAuliffe’s failure to announce his resignation as chairman of GreenTech Automotive Inc. would not raise many eyebrows. But when the news was reported last week — four months after McAuliffe quietly resigned — it added to questions about the gubernatorial candidate’s ties to the electric car company he founded in 2009, and claims he has made about it on the campaign trail. McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee by default, promotes himself as a job-creating entrepreneur. He has used GreenTech to try to burnish that image. He should have a clear explanation why GreenTech chose Mississippi, not Virginia, for...
  • Barack Obama's attempt to lobotomize America

    09/04/2012 1:17:50 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 7 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-03 12:32:38 | James Mullen
    At a time when the country was feeling poorly, Barack Obama came to America's door selling his "snake oil socialism." He slathered us with pretty words, promised miraculous healing, and sold us on Dr. Obama's magic elixir. Unfortunately, Dr. Obama's prescription was nothing more than massive doses of government with orders to relinquish our American penchant for liberty. He administered it all by force-feeding the country unhealthy daily doses of Karl Marx's indoctrination. Never a day passed that he didn't counsel us to abandon the Founding Principles of our nation and slip quietly into his collectivist, mega-government ideology.Now, at election...
  • Huckabee: Limbaugh 'Very Critical of Me, Very Wrong'

    07/07/2012 2:30:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has hit back at Rush Limbaugh, saying the talk show host has been “very wrong,” in his criticism of him. In an interview for the New York Times Magazine, the 2008 presidential candidate was asked if he was “going after” Limbaugh by launching a competing syndicated talk show. Huckabee responded, “He’s been very critical of me and very wrong. It’s one thing to have an opinion, but the opinion needs to be based on fact.
  • David A. Banister Saw the Current Rise in Gold Prices and Sees More Coming Soon--01-30-2012

    01/30/2012 7:20:55 PM PST · by appeal2 · 3 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 01/30/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    David A. Banister is among a small select group of technical traders who saw the current breakout in gold before it occurred and was well positioned to cash in on it. David doesn't blindly follow technical indicators off the cliff, but rather follows them while keeping the fundamental picture in view. Using his proprietary indicators, he's discovered a number of resource plays that have led him and his subscribers to profits. In the 4th quarter of 2011, he felt gold was being overbought due to its parabolic rise and called for a correction, that proved uncannily correct. Now he believes...
  • Cold Fusion. Andrea Rossi’s Method

    08/26/2011 9:59:32 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 71 replies ^ | [v3] 12 Apr 2011 | Giuliano Bettini
    Author name Giuliano Bettini* Title Cold Fusion. Andrea RossiÂ’s Method Abstract The interest on Andrea Rossi's Nickel-Hydrogen Cold Fusion technology is accelerating. In the present article I would like to answer a question posed by L. Kowalsky in Vixra: how can 30% of nickel in RossiÂ’s reactor be transmuted into copper? "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler", says a guy. I apologizes if I am too simplistic here. ________________ * Retired. Earlier: Selenia SpA, Rome and IDS SpA, Pisa. Also Adjunct Professor at the University of Pisa, Adjunct Professor at Naval Academy, Leghorn (Italian...
  • New 'semi-solid' battery could recharge EVs as fast as pumping gas

    06/08/2011 5:00:36 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 55 replies
    Engadget ^ | 6/8/11 | Sharif Sakr
    Researchers at MIT reckon they've struck oil. In fact, you're looking at what they call "Cambridge crude" -- a substance that could halve the weight and cost of EV batteries and make them quicker to charge too. The black goo is packed with a high concentration of energy in the form of particles suspended in a liquid electrolyte. When separated by a filter, these particles function as mobile electrodes that can be pumped into and around a system before the energy is released. So instead of waiting up to 20 hours to juice your Nissan Leaf, you could potentially just...
  • Scientist Debunks Alkaline Water Lies

    06/02/2011 1:07:05 PM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Ray Kurzweil is a world renown scientist who was curious enough to do research on the amazing benefits of alkaline water. He confirms everything says about ionized water. Read more about Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil drinks 10 glasses of Alkaline Water a day and believes it will help him live a long and healthy life. In this Q and A he answers your questions about Alkaline Water based on his own research and knowledge. Question: I have read on the Internet that it is not possible to create alkaline or acid water from pure water and that water that is...
  • Paula White Breaks Silence on Probes, Divorce, Benny Hinn

    05/13/2011 2:57:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 139 replies ^ | Apr. 01 2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Pastor Paula White broke her silence Thursday night, addressing all the scandals that she has been associated with since her divorce in 2007. "We’re letting our hair down," White told thousands at the 2011 Pastors and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. "I'm not here to look cute ... I came to let the devil know ... I'm stronger than I've ever been." Though the two-hour message began with shouts of encouragement and notes of affirmation for the participating leaders who may be facing challenges or opposition, by the end of the night it was apparent that the popular charismatic pastor...
  • Feud with Glenn Beck Highlights Huckabee's Vulnerability

    04/23/2011 1:44:34 PM PDT · by DeskCaptain · 36 replies
    Elephant Watcher ^ | April 23, 2011
    In the last few days, a feud has developed between Huckabee and Glenn Beck. Beck's website discusses the matter here. Summary: Beck said that he did not want Huckabee to win the nomination because while Huckabee is a social conservative, Huckabee is a "progressive" on other issues. Huckabee took exception to the label, noting Beck's hatred of progressives, and criticized Beck for using hyperbole. Beck replied with a broadside attack against Huckabee's record as governor of Arkansas. Beck listed the reasons why he does not believe Huckabee has a conservative record....
  • Ethanol is 'good, good, good,' Grassley says

    02/13/2011 3:42:02 PM PST · by mewykwistmas · 96 replies ^ | 2/13/2011 |
    "He said ethanol has been used as a scapegoat by food manufacturers to raise food prices, and that oil companies also have been trying to reduce ethanol production for their own business interests. "For farmers and for jobs, everything about ethanol is good, good, good," Grassley said. "And now it's a little irritating for me to find some agricultural groups, some livestock groups, that are complaining about it ... But most of those agricultural interests are not family farm interests." Following a report this week that U.S. corn reserves have hit their lowest level in more than a decade, analysts...
  • The "Professional" Christian

    12/04/2010 11:48:54 AM PST · by Benchim · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The "Professional Christian" ^ | December.4,2010 | Gart O'tool
    The greatest con men in America are those in Ecclesia and in media that deliver a message that if you give them money ,you are" giving to God". They know that tithing is not in the New Testament and Biblical giving is in the context of the poor but the "professional " Christian has to convince you that he is God and you can give your hard earned money to him and it "like giving to God.". He will even tell you that if you :"plant a seed"( give him your money), God will send you a "hundred fold".( I...
  • Huckabee's clemency revisited

    11/30/2010 11:43:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Arkansas Times ^ | October 18, 2010 | Max Brantley
    Maurice Clemmons, the former Arkansas prison inmate who gunned down four police officers in Washington is back in the news, and it's not the kind of news good for potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Seattle Times reporters have completed a new book on Clemmons and it illustrates even more graphically how thoroughly unsuited for clemency Clemmons was when Huckabee extended it — without consulting prosecutors first. Even as he was writing letters proclaiming his rehabilitation, Clemmons was extorting other inmates, assaulting them and participating in gang rapes. There's more, lots more. Paired with Wayne Dumond, he makes a matching set...
  • Campaigning Obama says Republicans push "snake oil"

    10/22/2010 8:06:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | Caren Bohan
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of peddling discredited "snake oil ideas" about the U.S. economy as he tried to win votes for struggling Democrats in a battle for control of the Senate. Obama campaigned in Los Angeles for veteran California Senator Barbara Boxer, who faces a tough challenge from Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard. The president then headed to Nevada to stump for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is in a fight for his political life. "This is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and...
  • Know What Obama Could Use? A Snake Oil Czar.

    07/04/2010 7:53:40 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 4, 2010 | Dan Miller
    We have a disastrously inadequate petroleum reserve; there is a crisis. “We consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil but have less than 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves,” or so President Obama recently proclaimed from the Oval Office. That’s terrible, and possibly even true, provided that only the oil present in the United States where drilling is permitted is considered. There’s lots of oil in them thar other hills, approximately fifty years worth. That may not be enough, and in any event those are all environmentally holy places rather than politically acceptable oily places.
  • Ethanol: The latest Incarnation of Snake Oil

    06/18/2010 4:17:44 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies · 256+ views ^ | 06/19/2010 | Greg Scheurich
    You may never have never heard of Patricia Woertz, or Archer Daniels Midland. Woertz is the CEO of ADM, America’s 27th largest company, and it’s the largest company headed by a female in the US. The reason you ought to care is that Woertz and ADM have the power to make your life more expensive – much more expensive. And they have been aggressively exercising that power for over 30 years. ADM is the largest primary food processor in the country – it turns corn and soybeans (among other products) into a host of consumer products: corn flakes, cornstarch, corn...
  • The Times They Are a Changin’ - Steve Jobs on ‘Freedom from Porn’

    05/22/2010 6:51:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies · 982+ views
    Published: May 21, 2010 The Times They Are a Changin’ Steve Jobs on ‘Freedom from Porn’ The following story comes from LifeSiteNews on May 18. CUPERTINO. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers, says his company will not be a party to the pornography industry and hopes that the iPad and iPhone revolution will help lead to a porn-free world. Jobs reiterated his position in a heated e-mail exchange with Ryan Tate, a writer for, which follows news and gossip in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Tate, who admitted that he was home alone and slightly inebriated at the time, took...
  • We're not buying it, O

    03/10/2010 3:10:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,084+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 10, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    Once again, Barack Obama is a happy pitch man. He's on stage with a microphone, jacket off, sleeves rolled up, his voice rising and falling as he tries to whip the big crowds into revival-tent fervor. He's still peddling Hope & Change, although now he calls it health-care reform. He swears his miracle elixir will save your life, your money and your country. It will do anything you could possibly want -- unless you want the truth. Then you're squat out of luck. See, truth is a pre-existing condition not covered by ObamaCare. We used to arrest people for selling...
  • Look: New roster of cancer-fighting heath foods.

    02/18/2010 2:08:49 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 56 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Rosemary, chickpeas, exotic carrots — add them to the list of powerful disease-fighting edibles, say scientists. Green tea, has newly realized benefits...The mild beverage, in fact, could protect the eye against glaucoma and other eye disease,
  • Graham: Congress Needs A Win On Climate Policy

    01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 164 replies · 4,598+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2010-01-27
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said today that skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy and the environment, but because Congress desperately needs a win under its belt. "We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again," Graham somberly told a luncheon audience of energy and climate advocates on the Hill. "On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to...
  • Retail Sales Fall "Unexpectedly;" Jobless Claims Up

    01/14/2010 1:23:52 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies · 1,306+ views
    WASHINGTON – Retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, leaving 2009 with the biggest yearly drop on record and highlighting the formidable hurdles facing the economy as it struggles to recover from the deepest recession in seven decades. In another disappointing economic report, the number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week as jobs remain scarce. Still, many economists, puzzled by the retail sales decline that follows reports from retailers of brighter holidays, cautioned that the December figures don't necessarily signal a big consumer pullback and could be a blip. SNIP---- Meanwhile, the number of...
  • Obama Mum On Jobs In Coakley Pitch

    01/14/2010 2:20:54 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 5 replies · 489+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/14/2010 | David Hogberg
    At about 1:23 in President Obama’s video pitch for Mass. Senate candidate Martha Coakley, Obama says that by defeating Coakley, Republicans hope “they’ll be in a position to tie up the Senate and prevent a vote on health insurance reform, financial reform, and other issues important to working families in Massachusetts and the nation.” What’s worth noting in that remark is that he doesn’t mention jobs or employment. Indeed, he mentions them nowhere in the entire message.
  • EPA Set to Declare Carbon Dioxide a Public Danger

    12/05/2009 11:19:53 PM PST · by EvilAgenda · 62 replies · 2,274+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/5/2009 | WSJ
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, officially declare carbon dioxide a public danger, a trigger that could mean regulation for emitters across the economy, according to several people close to the matter.
  • Huckabee: The Biggest Big-Government Conservative (Big Government®) (**FLASHBACK 12/11/2007**)

    12/01/2009 3:40:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 486+ views
    If you liked George W. Bush's brand of big-spending, big-government conservatism, you'll love Mike Huckabee. BY MICHAEL D. TANNER Most of the leading Republicans running for president show some support for Bush's ideology, but no other candidate so completely embodies it. As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee dramatically increased state spending. During his two-term tenure, spending increased by more than 65 percent — at three times the rate of inflation. The number of government workers increased by 20 percent, and the state's debt services increased by nearly $1 billion. Huckabee financed his spending binge with higher taxes. Under his leadership, the...
  • Huckabee leaning against 2012 bid

    11/30/2009 5:26:19 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2009 | Eric Zimmermann
    Mike Huckabee said today it's "less likely than more likely" that he'll run for president in 2012. Recent polling has shown him to be the most popular candidate among Iowa Republicans, but Huckabee told Chris Wallace on Fox New Sunday today that polling isn't the only factor. "There's a whole different deal of saying some folks take a poll and whether there's the financial support," he said. Huckabee said he's enjoying his current gig as a Fox News host, and wants to see what the political climate is like heading into 2012.
  • Fans flock to see Huckabee ("compassionate conservative" alert)

    11/18/2009 1:40:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 661+ views
    Former presidential contender's book tour stops at ND. BY ERIN BLASKO SOUTH BEND — Bob Moore was enthusiastic about Mike Huckabee long before the Republican presidential candidate arrived on the national scene in 2007, charming his party's base with his strong commitment to conservative values and moderates and even liberals with his "aw, shucks" persona. He was quick to point that out Tuesday, shortly after meeting the former Arkansas governor at a promotional event at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. "I've read all of his books except the one that just came out," the Goshen man said, adding that that...
  • U.S. singled out for delay of climate pact

    11/06/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 549+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2009 | Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle
    BARCELONA - The United States is likely to bear the brunt of the blame among recession-hit developed nations for a six- to 12-month delay to a new global climate deal hoped for December in Copenhagen. U.S. failure to match expectations with a carbon target by the December deadline may dent confidence in its power to ever be able to deliver, despite President Obama's strong commitment to fight climate change. Governments were meant to agree a global deal to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, the first period of which runs out in 2012, at the December 7-18 meeting in Copenhagen. But many...
  • Obama - A Charming Liar?

    09/23/2009 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Delacon · 18 replies · 1,545+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 09/22/09 | Frances Rice
    "President Barack Obama is a charming liar." That assertion was made by a liberal talk show host on Air America, a far left-wing radio station .Where is the caterwauling about racism or a lack of "civility" from Democrats and liberals in the mainstream media or else where. When ardent Obama supporters start calling him a liar, it's a sure sign that the wool has been pulled off of the Obama wolf. In a laughable attempt to keep the Obama fig leaf of truthfulness in place, Democrats and their media allies are now castigating Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina for...
  • With an Eye on 2012, Mike Huckabee Plays the Sarah Palin Card

    09/01/2009 2:37:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies · 1,144+ views
    Nice guys finish last—at least that seems to be the lesson Mike Huckabee has learned from losing the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. The former Arkansas governor made headlines last week when he suggested on his radio show that the Democrats’ health-care bill under debate in Congress wouldn’t have covered Sen. Ted Kennedy in his final days of battling cancer. “Proponents deny that the bill would devalue older people’s lives, or encourage them to accept less care to save money. But it was President Obama himself who suggested that seniors who don’t have as long to live might want to just...
  • Obamanation: Obama's support is imploding: What will his next manufactured crisis be?

    07/26/2009 7:02:27 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 83 replies · 1,095+ views
    None | 07/25/2009 | None
    The Deathcare bill is stalled by democrats in the house...ORacist Obama has exposed himself to American on national television as the Rev'rund Wright disciple that he is...All of the teachings of Ayers and Machiavellian scheming of Soros haven't been enough to boost his national support as his internal poll numbers continue to tank... As the news gets progressively worse for the Obamunists, the regime will be looking for a means to change the direction or tone of the debate, if not to change the overall subject altogether. As Freeper ScottinVA was saying on the thread Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Obama...
  • 50MPG in a full size Pickup with a tractor engine!

    06/25/2009 4:25:58 PM PDT · by Boiling point · 43 replies · 2,299+ views ^ | 6/25/09 | boiling point
    For those interested in such things. Freepers that have farm experience are aware of how efficient diesel tractors are. I put five gallons in mine and bush hog all summer. Here is a link to some guys that convert vehicles to tractor power and have gotten as much as 50mpg from a full size pickup!
  • UFO footage from Singapore on May 17th

    06/21/2009 6:33:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 1,805+ views
    examiner ^ | Pastor Swope
    What exactly is this? A few who have seen the footage say it is the Sun reflecting off jet contrails. But then why does it travel on an angle down to the horizon. Is it a satellite or other space debris falling into the Earth's atmosphere?
  • China: Morphing UFO photographed in Taiyuan

    06/13/2009 8:59:19 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies · 2,482+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 14 June 2009 | Michael Cohen
    On 6 June at around 6pm a Mr Goa was driving through the Chinese city of Taiyuan near the Yi-Fen bridge when he saw a totally unexplainable object or UFO hovering in the sky above him. Mr Goa pulled up at the side of the road and observed the object for around 40minutes. He managed to take a number of photos (below) with his mobile phone. Mr Goa noted that the object changed shape from a diamond to an orb and while it generally stayed in the same area it swung from side to side before shooting up into the...
  • Gun sales skyrocket as Obama’s inauguration nears

    12/28/2008 11:48:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,850+ views
    Mike Massie got his first shotgun at the age of 10. Guns have been in Massie’s life since he was 5 years old and trudging along beside his father carrying an unloaded shotgun. His children know how to handle weapons; he even purchased his nephew’s first shotgun when the boy was just one month old. That’s why the Lynchburg resident is worried about what will happen to gun-control laws when President-elect Barack Obama takes office next month. “I feel that I have the right to bear arms legally to defend myself, my family and my property,” Massie said. “I don’t...