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  • Dem strategists see campaign in peril, say Obama must step up

    10/16/2012 11:14:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | By Paul West
    President Obama has failed to seal the deal for a second term exactly three weeks from election day. His weak performance in the first debate squandered an edge that his campaign — and Bill Clinton — worked hard to establish over the summer and opened the door for a come-from-behind victory by Mitt Romney. With the campaign at “a tipping point,” the president must go beyond his negative attack ads and give voters a positive reason to support him. He needs to explain what he’s learned from his years in office and exactly what a second Obama term would look...
  • University of CA spends $80k on socialism project

    10/16/2012 7:58:28 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 7 replies
    The University of California -- Merced (UCM) spent $80,000 in a self-described attempt to advance ideas of “economic justice.” According to the school’s official website, UCM aims to create a “society in which the distribution of resources is equitable” and promote “cultural awareness.” To bring these goals to term, the university created a special “Social Justice” department which hosts annual events such as the “National Coming Out Awareness” week and a “Multicultural Odyssey in San Francisco.”
  • Obama jets in for Hofstra debate and aims to stop Romney momentum

    10/16/2012 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | October 16, 2012 | by Ewen MacAskill
    Barack Obama is preparing to fly to New York from his Virginia retreat for the second presidential debate against Mitt Romney, in which the president has to put in a strong performance if he is going to halt Romney's poll momentum. Obama's mission has been given added urgency by a new poll showing his lead cut to just four points in Pennsylvania, traditionally a Democratic-leaning state. Obama's task is a difficult one, given that the debate format is town-hall style in which questions come from the audience, meaning the president and Romney have to devote at least some of the...
  • U.S. Ties Hospital Payments to Making Patients Happy

    10/16/2012 8:19:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2012 | By JANET ADAMY
    Nearly $1 billion in payments to hospitals over the next year will be based in part on patient satisfaction, determined by a 27-question government survey administered to patients. Hospitals with high scores will get a bonus payment. Those with low ones will lose money. The program is part of a much broader pay-for-performance system built into President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul. Many medical professionals have balked at the questionnaires, saying they are unfair. Older hospitals in inner cities, or facilities that tend to accept patients through cramped and busy emergency rooms, say their scores automatically suffer through no fault of...
  • French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" François Hollande

    10/16/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned. “The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group MEDEF. “The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It’s becoming really dramatic.” MEDEF, France’s equivalent of the CBI, said the threat has risen from “a storm warning to a hurricane warning”, adding that the Socialist...
  • EU: French business erupts in fury against "disastrous" Hollande

    10/15/2012 10:17:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/15/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned. Francois Hollande is tightening fiscal policy by 2pc of GDP next year to meet EU deficit targets “The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group MEDEF. “The pace of bankruptcies has accelerated over the summer. We are seeing a general loss of confidence by investors. Large foreign investors are shunning France altogether. It’s becoming really dramatic.” MEDEF, France’s equivalent of the CBI,...
  • Activists celebrate 1-year anniversary of Occupy Orange County

    10/15/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | October 15, 2012 | By THERESA WALKER
    IRVINE – The tents have folded. The handmade signs denouncing the 1 percent are tucked away in the garage. But the 50 or so activists who gathered in the shade of a gazebo at Bill Barber Community Park on Sunday brought their same passionate spirit to a picnic potluck marking the one-year anniversary of Occupy Orange County CA. They wiggled their "spirit fingers" – silent applause – as speakers discussed some of the state propositions in the upcoming November election. They joined members of the Local Vocal Peace Choir in singing protest songs that included Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the...
  • The Limits of Government Power

    10/15/2012 5:27:23 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A country and a people can be measured in its breath and its depth. A government can either choose breadth of control or depth of control—but it cannot have both. Breadth of control allows for governing a large area, but with only limited control and influence over those who live there. Depth of control allows for extensive control over the lives of a population, but such control requires government infrastructure of equal depth that is difficult to sustain or project over a large territory. One is a mile wide and an inch deep. The other is a mile deep and...
  • In second debate, Obama faces challenges on key issues

    10/14/2012 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2012 | By John Whitesides
    Losing ground to Republican Mitt Romney on a host of issues, President Barack Obama faces a serious challenge to put his re-election bid back on track when the two men face off on Tuesday in their second debate. With Romney having virtually erased Obama's lead in national polls just three weeks before the November 6 election, Obama is hoping to take advantage of the town hall-style format in Tuesday's debate to make a direct pitch to voters. On Sunday, Reuters/Ipsos surveys of likely voters indicated Romney had closed the gap or overtaken Obama in the past two weeks on a...
  • Obama is best choice for president

    10/14/2012 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | October 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Americans have a clear choice between two presidential candidates with starkly different ideas for spurring the economy, providing for the health of our people, defending our interests abroad, educating our children and protecting our environment. We believe that President Barack Obama’s progress on these issues merits him a second term in the White House. Four years ago on this page, we endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona over Obama. We wrote that we were impressed with Obama, but McCain would “bring the Iraq war to a successful conclusion, work to end American dependence on foreign oil, reduce America's...
  • Jay McInerney on Obama: 'We have to give him a second chance'

    10/14/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/14/2012 | Jay McInerney
    Jay McInerney, 56, is the author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls. His latest book is the short story collection How It Ended Last week I was at a party in a Manhattan art gallery attended by the inevitable mix of artists, journalists and wealthy art collectors. I ran into a friend, a painter, who is a strong supporter of the Democratic party, but she told me she wasn't donating money to the Obama campaign this year. "He's been a huge disappointment," she said. "Not one major Wall Street banker has been held accountable for the financial crash,...
  • Food fight in the school lunchroom

    10/14/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | October 14, 2012 | by: MARIA ELENA BACA and HERON MARQUEZ
    They may be good for you, but some students are having a tough time swallowing the new, healthier school lunches. Across the United States, students are protesting new federal guidelines that have school lunches packing more fruits and vegetables, fewer carbohydrates and less meat. About 120 students at Jordan Middle School boycotted the lunch program to show their distaste, as did students in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Michigan. "The federal government is trying to solve a problem that every kid doesn't have," said Jacob Taxdahl, an eighth-grade football player at Jordan Middle School who started the three-day boycott via a...
  • Endorsements: Barack Obama for president

    10/14/2012 5:55:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Voters often say they want their elected leaders to keep their promises and, at crucial moments, show real political backbone. President Barack Obama deserves a second term largely because he has delivered on both of these fronts. ... Obama – unruffled by Looney Tunes claims that he is a "socialist" and a "Marxist" – has pursued a consistent, moderate path that has pulled this country back from the brink and put it on a path toward recovery. In a second term, with just a little help from Congress, he could finish the job and pursue other priorities, including upgrading transportation...
  • Inquirer Editorial: Obama will do a better job

    10/14/2012 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Like a carnival barker cajoling a mark into spending the last bills in his wallet, the Republican Party is counting on Americans' not remembering that they've seen this trick before. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants voters to forget their familiarity with the prize he's dangling before their eyes - a return to the disastrous economic policies that preceded the recession. Given that context, Romney's prize is no better than a fake pearl. ... Obama deserves more than the grudging credit Republicans are giving him for being the commander in chief who finally got Osama bin Laden. America is safer...
  • True story at a Ford dealership. Pass it on!! The whole country has to know.

    10/13/2012 5:50:55 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 105 replies
    email ^ | 10/13/12 | unknown
    True story at a Ford dealership Tom Selkis' (Latham Ford) True story recently at the dealership..... "I'll try to make this as short and to the point as I can. One of my salesmen here had a woman in his office yesterday wanting to lease a brand new Focus. As he was reviewing her credit app with her he noticed she was on social security disability. He said to her you don't look like you're disabled. She said "well I'm really not, I could work if I wanted to but I make more now then I did when I was...
  • Obama points to progress in the US auto industry following rescue of GM, Chrysler

    10/13/2012 5:08:57 AM PDT · by gotribe · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/13/2012 | AP
    President Barack Obama is hailing the rebound of the U.S. auto industry, pointing to progress since his administration rescued General Motors and Chrysler.
  • Who Really Cares About the Poor?

    10/13/2012 3:40:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Capitalism favors the rich. Socialism helps the poor. These are core beliefs of almost everybody on the left, including our president. Ah, but it turns out that this worldview is completely wrong. Economists associated with the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute have actually found a way to measure "economic freedom" and investigate what difference it makes in 141 countries around the world. This work has been in progress for several decades now and the evidence is stark. Economies that rely on private property, free markets and free trade, and avoid high taxes, regulation and inflation, grow more rapidly than...
  • Is the ‘War on Capitalism’ almost lost?

    10/12/2012 9:05:42 PM PDT · by lmruth · 3 replies
    The Communities@The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | Charles Ortel
    We are entering the final stages of another national election cycle at the close of one more difficult economic year. After four years of pursuing extraordinary fiscal and monetary policies, after eleven years at war, America is more than simply adrift. Change has certainly come under Obama, but hope seems lost. As we now look toward the election, three direct questions leap to mind. Which team is more likely to create private sector jobs and protect hard-won national wealth? Should America embrace insular “crony capitalists” or world-beating entrepreneurs? Which candidate is more likely to advance the interests of our rising...
  • CEO Wynn: ‘I’m Afraid of the President'

    10/12/2012 5:32:11 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | Friday, October 12, 2012 | Christopher Goins
    .... When asked what happened to the proposal, Wynn said he was unsure what President Obama would do next. “I’m afraid of the president,” said Wynn. “I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up. I have no idea. And I have to tell you, Jon, that every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks.” The hotel tycoon claimed that President Obama had attempted to put himself between him and his employees by resorting to class warfare, and said he cannot stand being...
  • Rich, worried and buying ad time

    10/11/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT · by Jedidah · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    He's not running for office. He's not part of a super PAC. He's not lobbying for or against any ballot measures. But billionaire Thomas Peterffy is spending millions on television ads this election season with one cautionary message: Avoid socialism.
  • Terrible Chart: Difference Between Job Growth & Welfare Participation Over the Last Four Years

    10/11/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2012 | Becket Adams
    The Senate Budget Committee Republican staff under Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Thursday released a chart that should have you worried: “The numbers reflect the change in the total number of people employed and the total number of people on the two largest federal welfare programs, as well as Social Security Disability Insurance, between 2008 and 2012,” the senator’s report explains. “The employment figure was derived using the total nonfarm and seasonally adjusted number of people employed in December of 2008 (134.4 million) and the number of people employed in September 2012 (133.5 million) as reported by the Bureau...
  • Who Is Thomas Peterffy, and Why Is He Warning Us About Socialism?

    10/10/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT · by PMAS · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 10, 2012 | Tim Sprinkle
    Candidates, parties, super PACs ... now even private citizens are promoting their own agendas in political advertisements. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is perhaps best known as the founder of electronic stock trading firm Interactive Brokers, but the Hungarian-born American entrepreneur also grew up in the shadow of socialism and is not excited about what he sees happening here in the U.S. On Wednesday he began airing his own, privately financed one-minute ad addressing his concerns about the U.S. election and urging viewers to vote Republican. "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people," Peterffy, who is...
  • Sex and the Single Socialist

    10/11/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 10, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Americans have been steadily losing rights in every area except the sexual. Freedom of speech and religion are on the decline, but the rights to have other people pay for your birth control and provide a space for your gay wedding are doing well. Under the Supreme Court's current take on Eminent Domain, your property can be seized and handed over to the New York Times, as a building owner whose building occupied a space that the Times wanted to occupy with its own hideous skyscraper discovered. Under the ObamaCare Mandate, you can be forced to pay money to a...
  • Axelrod: Romney does not have "big momentum"

    10/11/2012 5:34:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 11, 2012
    President Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, denied on "CBS This Morning" that Mr. Obama is sliding in the polls and that Mitt Romney is gaining momentum. "I don't think there's a slide in the polls; I think there was a bump after the debate," Axelrod said Thursday. "I don't think there's big momentum" for Romney, he said, allowing that the Republican challenger "collected a couple of points." On the morning of the first and only vice presidential debate, Axelrod said Vice President Joe Biden's challenge "is going to be to pin Congressman Ryan down." "The Romney campaign is running away...
  • Europe and Britain sinking under weight of welfare costs

    10/09/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/2012 | Jeremy Warner
    It’s not just that much welfare spending has become bloated, unfair and sometimes outright corrupt, it is also that it is no longer economically affordable. So how did Mr Nasty – aka George Osborne – do? I give the Chancellor a qualified thumbs-up for his party conference speech, even if the word “growth” was almost as absent from his rhetoric as “deficit” was last week from Ed Milliband. Osborne is as unforthcoming on how to get the economy growing again as the Labour leader is on dealing with our debts. We can quickly dispense with the “shares for employment rights”...
  • GM Picks a “Government Guy” to Run Cadillac

    10/09/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 9, 2012 | By Joseph B. White
    Robert Ferguson, named today by General Motors Co. to the new position of “vice president, global Cadillac,” is not a “car guy,” in the Detroit parlance. He’s a government guy, and before that, a deal guy and a phone guy. This is a sign of how things are changing at GM as it tries to rebuild itself post-bankruptcy. Mr. Ferguson, 53, joined GM in 2010 and until today was GM’s vice president for public policy, aka chief lobbyist in Washington. He led GM’s negotiations with Obama administration officials over the details of the president’s plan to nearly double the fuel...
  • My 5 cents: Thoughts from a Russian immigrant

    10/09/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.cdapress.com/ ^ | october 9, 2012 | Luba Wold
    These past 20 years in the United States proved that the fairy tale land I've heard about is still the land of opportunity. This is the country where everyone has a chance for a good living, if they work at it. In the country I came from we worked hard, but to no avail. The system did not reward the hard work, it favored those who sought well-being by becoming a part of the system, manipulating the system, or becoming Communist Party members. When I came to the United States in 1991 I couldn't wait to get my "green card"...
  • Rewriting History (The Real Cesar Chavez)

    10/09/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 9, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support among one of his party’s most reliable voting blocs, i.e. Hispanic Americans. Because even though they still decisively support the President’s reelection, that support does not always translate into votes, as other analysts have trenchantly observed. What makes Obama’s trip to California so fascinating though...
  • Obama signals new urgency as race tightens

    10/09/2012 6:45:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- With each passing day, it seems that President Obama has increasingly absorbed the impact of his weak debate showing against Mitt Romney. And as he's eager for his supporters to know that he knows it's time to step up his game.</p>
  • Greece's Debt Nightmare Just Got Worse

    10/09/2012 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo! News ^ | October 9, 2012 | By Holly Ellyatt
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is landing in Greece to show her solidarity with her Greek counterpart, prime minister Antonis Samaras. Seven thousand police officers have been scrambled to clear the streets of central Athens along with rooftop snipers and commandos to protect the German leader. Greece's two largest unions threatened to defy a ban imposed on protesting in the city center, calling on their members to convene at Syntagma square. But economists told CNBC that Merkel was the least of Greece's problems. According to the latest economic forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), released on Tuesday, Greece will miss...
  • President lands for SF fundraisers - lays red rose on Cesar Chavez grave

    10/09/2012 2:17:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 8, 2012 | Vivian Ho
    President Barack Obama arrived smiling and waving Monday afternoon at San Francisco International Airport for an overnight stop to milk financial supporters. The president bounded down the steps of Air Force One after it touched down a little before 2 p.m. He greeted dozens of cheering guests on the tarmac, shaking hands and high-fiving a child on his father's shoulders......
  • Your Kid Needs Indoctrination, Not Education

    10/08/2012 6:47:46 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 4 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep By Day, Rightwing Avenger By Night | 10/08/12 | Alan Levy
    There are many things one can expect from a Barack Hussein Obama diatribe. The first thing you'll notice is a whole lot of mumbling and stuttering, much like a poor soul suffering a mini-stroke. The second is the occasional phoney-baloney "Malcolm X voice" (H/T Ann Coulter) if he's PO'ed about something. (You know, things like FOX News, no more chicken poodle soup, Benjamin Netanyahu, a lousy day at the links, that sort of thing.) The third thing you'll notice is his incessant cheerleading for federal interference in education, Constitution be damned. This cheerleading happens in almost every one of his...
  • Post-debate polling shows substantial Romney bounce

    10/08/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2012 | By Paul West
    Mitt Romney’s commanding performance on the debate stage last week has generated a significant bounce for his presidential candidacy, according to national polls released Monday. The Republican nominee opened up a 4-point lead over President Obama, 49% to 45% among likely voters, in the latest national opinion survey by the independent Pew Research Center. In mid-September, Obama led by 8 points, 51% to 43%. Post-debate interviews with 1,201 voters found that the debate had lifted Romney’s standing among a wide range of voter groups. His overall personal image improved, with the percentage of voters holding a favorable opinion of the...
  • French Government Floats Plan to Discourage Layoffs

    10/08/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    In a bid to stem the rising tide of unemployment, France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande has advanced legislation that would impose severe penalties on businesses trying to fend off bankruptcy by trimming labor costs. Labor Minister Michel Sapin says “the intent is to make layoffs so expensive that keeping unproductive employees on the payroll will be the less costly option.” Sapin admitted that “many in our Party favored simply outlawing layoffs, but others advised against this saying that if no one could be laid off for any reason too many workers would slack off on the job.” Industry Minister Arnaud...
  • How BO Helped Save the American Economy (e-mail)

    10/08/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 11 replies
    Organizing for America (e-mail) ^ | 8 October 2012 | Thomas Whitaker
    Hi, I'm Thomas Whitaker, the field organizer for President Obama's grassroots organization in the area. I wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to talk recently with one of our organizers about the issues that matter to you and your friends and family. I also wanted to give you some more information on what the President and other Democrats have done to help create jobs. Click here to get a good breakdown on how we're making progress creating jobs for Pennsylvanians. Here are some of the highlights for our state and the nation, too: When the President took...
  • Obama’s Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obama’s plans for Ohio’s suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohio’s Democrats bail out your state’s struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. It’s a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohio’s suburbs. It...
  • Lunch lady slammed for food that is 'too good'

    10/07/2012 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 57 replies
    TheLocal ^ | 6 Oct 12 | unknown
    Annika Eriksson, a lunch lady at school in Falun, was told that her cooking is just too good. Pupils at the school have become accustomed to feasting on newly baked bread and an assortment of 15 vegetables at lunchtime, but now the good times are over. The municipality has ordered Eriksson to bring it down a notch since other schools do not receive the same calibre of food - and that is "unfair". Moreover, the food on offer at the school doesn't comply with the directives of a local healthy diet scheme which was initiated in 2011, according to the...
  • Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors

    10/07/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT · by Snuph · 42 replies
    Detroit.CBS Local ^ | October 6, 2012
    The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.
  • Santorum: Americans Face Same Issues Today as in 1776

    10/07/2012 9:05:16 AM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 06 Oct 2012 | Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter
    Santorum also noted that the revolution that closely followed America’s, the French Revolution, also has parallel sand lessons for today. “The French Revolution was anti-clerical, anti-God, secular, atheistic revolution,” he said. “Rights didn’t come from God. Yes they were for liberty, they were for equality but the government was the one who was going to order liberty not the individual. Government was going to order liberty; government was going to guarantee equality of result. “That’s where you get into this model of the government giving you rights, government telling you how to exercise those rights so government can arrange things....
  • The President’s Pitch to People of Faith

    10/05/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 4, 2012 | George Neumayr
    In 2008, Barack Obama stole a chunk of religious voters from the GOP by clothing his secularist and socialist positions in quasi-religious garb.“People of faith” received their own slot on his campaign web site, a mere two tabs down from the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.” Obama “valued” the religious, as he put it. He particularly valued their votes. Obama has long believed in the separation of church and state but not in the separation of bogus religiosity from winning.This year his pitch to the religious is a little more tricky in light of the HHS mandate and other...
  • Obama: "You Didn't Build That." Video 1,845,209 hits...

    10/04/2012 2:33:04 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    You Didn't Build That - PolitiZoid Published onSep 19, 2012byRightChange 1,845,209 views 3,319 likes, 482 dislikes President Obama says his "You Didn't Build That" comment was taken out of context. Here is Obama in his own words explaining that to people who are just trying to run their business without the government interfering. http://youtube.com/watch?feature=m-trends&v=WSqYFN9GrUA
  • 'Later' has finally arrived

    10/04/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando
    WND.com ^ | October 01, 2012 | John Rocker
    Exclusive: John Rocker says sunset of America is upon us based on electoral results Snip: From the implementation of the first broad-ranging social entitlement programs, which were introduced through Johnson’s Great Society back in the ’60s, little by little the American populace has become more and more comfortable suckling at the government teat over the passing decades. No one can argue that the concept of expansive socialism and far-reaching entitlement were ever a component of the founding doctrine of these United States. Yet as with many things which at first are taboo, slowly they become tolerated, then accepted, then expected....
  • Hollande's Insane Proposal: "Make Layoffs So Expensive For Companies That It's Not Worth It"

    10/04/2012 7:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 10/03/2012 | MIKE SHEDLOCK
    Unemployment in France touched 10.2% in April, a number last seen in 1999 according to data from Eurostat. click on chart for sharper image The question on newly-elected President Francois Hollande's mind is what to do about it. Economic Insanity  Hollande's layoff clampdown solution according to Labour Minister Michel Sapin is to "make layoffs so expensive for companies that it's not worth it." France's new Socialist government is planning to ramp up the cost of laying off workers for companies in the coming months, its labour minister said on Thursday after data showed the jobless rate hit the highest...
  • A Capitalist Revolt In Socialist France

    10/04/2012 7:26:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/04/2012 | Wolf Richter, Testosterone Pit
    The French government is trying to reign in its deficit by jacking up taxes, including the capital gains tax, which it wants to bring to the same level as the tax on income earned by the sweat of your brow—an old philosophical pillar of the French left. But an explosive essay published last Friday hit a nerve with entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, artisans, and mom-and-pop business owners. And their anger, which spread across the social media, the papers, and finally TV news, turned into an open revolt. The trigger was an editorial in La Tribune by John-David Chamboredon, Executive President...
  • Berkeley middle school named one of ‘Coolest Schools in America’

    10/03/2012 7:28:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | October 3, 2012 | By Dan Kwak
    In their August/September issue, Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine selected Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School as one of the “25 Coolest Schools in America.” King Middle School won the honor for its nonprocessed, organic and high-quality lunch menus cooked with many ingredients from the school’s own garden, in which students raise and harvest healthy vegetables. The school’s unique healthy food curriculum began when Chez Panisse owner and activist Alice Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard project in 1995. The Edible Schoolyard program has also had a positive psychological impact on students, school administrators said. “There has not been formal...
  • Socialist origins of Obama’s 'new economic patriotism'

    10/02/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott
    Catch phrase used in Europe to describe industry takeovers by government President Obama’s latest catch phrase, “new economic patriotism,” is neither new nor necessarily patriotic. In Europe, the term historically has had a socialist connotation. It has been used to describe the government takeover of private industry. In a two-minute Web advertisement released last Wednesday, Obama delivered a video message calling for a “new economic patriotism” that purportedly benefits the middle class while taxing the rich. “It’s time for a new economic patriotism,” Obama declared in the ad, “rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong,...
  • The Main Event

    10/02/2012 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Mitt Romney's main advantage in his first debate with President Obama on Wednesday may be that the president will be speaking without a teleprompter. His second advantage is the president's record and how he has failed to fulfill many of his promises. While the president will probably recycle his class warfare themes, Romney should focus on the president's domestic failures and on Republican initiatives that have worked in the past. We Americans didn't just crawl out of a cave. There is history.He might start with what has happened since the 2010 election, which elected 17 Republican governors. According to a...
  • The <em>Real</em> Real Reason Romney is Losing

    10/02/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 75 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    ...Republicans are befuddled when they see Obama leading among voters. One common explanation is that the polls are rigged. And while they’re no doubt flawed and the race likely closer than they indicate, it’s unreasonable to think Obama isn’t at least slightly ahead of Mitt Romney; moreover, if Romney’s internal polls told a different story, he’d certainly trumpet them. ...The other common explanation is that Romney is a poor candidate, too ideologically weak, too stiff, too blue-blooded, and too hard to connect with. But to whom are we comparing him?But this is scary to consider. It’s more comforting to talk...
  • France to cover 100 percent of abortion costs

    10/01/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies
    France24.com ^ | 10/1/12 | Staff
    France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system. At present French women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the costs, which average between 200 and 450 euros depending on whether the abortion is induced by medication taken at home or carried out by surgical procedure in a clinic. The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013 social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government said the move was "necessary to...
  • Seen The NEW and "IMPROVED" DOJ website?

    10/01/2012 2:01:45 PM PDT · by AKA Elena · 22 replies
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    HERE IS AN EYE-OPENING CHANGE --- Interesting website change we see at the NEW U.S. JUSTICE DEPT. http://www.justice.gov/ Little by little, the subtle changes come until one day we will wake up and be in the United Socialist States of America. The election is just around the corner, BECOME engaged as if our nation depended on it... because it does!!!!! Department of Justice ditches red, white, and blue stars and stripes. It seems the U.S. Department of Justice has changed its web site. Gone are the colorful red, white, and blue U.S. Flag decorations on the page! Replaced by...