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  • Obama’s aim to end ‘too big to fail’ undercut, report says

    04/16/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 16, 2012 | Staff
    President Obama’s bid to end the problem of big banks becoming “too big to fail” is falling far short of its aim, according to a report. Bloomberg News reported Monday that today the nation’s largest banks are bigger than they were before the credit crisis. Five of the nation’s biggest banks are about twice as large as they were a decade ago relative to the size of the economy, the report shows, raising concern that trouble at a major bank would have a detrimental effect on the broader financial system and force the government to intervene to prevent a crisis,...
  • Dropping Fossil Fuels For Green Energy Would Be Foolish

    04/16/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Editorial
    Barack Obama has been promising a green future since before he was president. While we might one day be powered by renewable energy, there's no reason to rush it. Fossil fuels are still abundant, reliable and cheap. Roughly 85% of our domestic energy is provided by fossil fuels. They generate more than 96% of the energy used in transportation and about 67% of the electricity we consume. Despite promises and commands from the Obama administration — the president pledged in 2009 to cut oil consumption 35% by 2030, for instance — these ratios aren't going to change much in coming...
  • RomneyCare Now Funding FREE Abortions: A Disqualifier for Mitt Romney’s Candidacy [Enabler Mitt]

    04/16/2012 11:15:39 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Amy L. Contrada
    RomneyCare now offers free elective surgical abortions. Mitt Romney was the enabler. This is how his government-dictated health plan is playing out. And he’s still proud of it. When he does touch on defects in his health plan, he never mentions abortion coverage as a problem. He’s either fine with it, or realizes he has to downplay it to get the conservative vote. When the law was first implemented, there was a $50 copay for a RomneyCare elective surgical abortion. Now RomneyCare abortions are "free" for a $0 copay (or $50-$100 in some plans). In fact, the $0 copay shows...
  • When Mormons were socialists [From 'United Order' communism --> Lds Church, Inc.]

    04/16/2012 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    Salon.com ^ | April 15, 2012 | Troy Williams
    SNIP One hundred and eighty-two years after its founding, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is certainly prospering. The Church has diversified into commercial enterprises, owning television and radio stations, universities, farms, banks and...retail. Last month, the Church opened City Creek Mall, a stunning billion-dollar downtown renovation in Salt Lake City... Mitt Romney and City Creek represent the culmination of a great transformation within Mormonism. As an outcast faith, early Mormons experimented with communal living and alternative marriages. This original brand of Mormonism was typified by their rugged frontier prophet and polygamist outsider Brigham Young... Young’s egalitarian separatism...
  • Why America is Devolving Towards Absolute Government Control

    04/15/2012 8:03:57 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 71 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Kelly OConnell
    The relentless encroachment of socialism upon America’s economic, cultural and governmental landscape is like a bad dream to most red-blooded Americans. When society changes it can seem like the ineluctable drift of evolution or chance. But in the case of America’s ongoing continued expansion of government powers, spiking taxes, and shrinking military, it’s all part of a planned elitist push into socialism. And one need not believe in secret conspiracies when contemplating this shift. In fact, for those paying attention, it was all outlined long ago by the Fabian Socialist society, and other groups such as the Frankfurt School, as...
  • Six percent of UK's wealthiest pay less than 10 percent tax - data

    04/15/2012 4:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | April 16, 2012 | by Fiona Shaikh
    (Reuters) - Some six percent of Britain's wealthiest people used tax reliefs to reduce their tax bills to less than 10 percent, according to data published by Britain's finance ministry on Monday, which it said highlighted the need to make the tax system fairer. In Britain, anyone earning up to 34,370 pounds is liable to income tax of 20 percent, while those earning over 150,000 pounds must pay 50 percent, though that is set to fall to 45 percent from April 2013. The Treasury figures show that 3 percent of people with earnings of between 1 and 5 million pounds...
  • Sarkozy 'embarrassed France' with Obama video conference TV stunt

    04/15/2012 1:59:10 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 5 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | April 15 2012  | Angelique Chrisafis 
    Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of using a video conference with Barack Obama to boost his election campaign. In an unprecedented move in French diplomacy, newscasts on several TV channels showed the first few minutes of a video link-up between the French president and his US counterpart. Days before the first-round vote in the French presidential election, on 22 April, the rare glimpse of banter between world leaders shows Obama saying of the campaign: "It must be a busy time." He adds: "I admire the tough battle you are waging." Sarkozy replies, grinning, with arms folded: "We will win, Mr...
  • Foul Play: War on women is real [by Sen. Barbara Boxer]

    04/15/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2012 | Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
    Suppose it’s the championship basketball game and one player is committing foul after foul. Each time, he denies he’s committed any offense. Eventually, he fouls out. But even as he heads to the bench, he’s protesting that he did nothing wrong. That’s what we’re seeing today from Republicans who claim there is no “war on women.” The Republican National Committee chairman likened it to a “war on caterpillars.” But whether it’s sports or politics, denials don’t change the facts. So let’s look at them. House Republicans have introduced more than 30 bills that would restrict a woman’s reproductive health care....
  • India won't be able to store another bumper crop

    04/15/2012 6:16:43 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 53 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 15 Apr, 2012, 03.54PM IST, IANS
    NEW DELHI: The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested for the third year in a row. Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry in the country which is planning to enact a right to food law.The government's plans to create additional storage space have so far moved at a snail's pace. For instance, of the additional storage capacity of 19 million tonnes (MT) planned by 2012-13...
  • You My Friend are No Ronald reagan

    04/15/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT · by ShelleyAa · 4 replies
    You My Friend Are No Ronald Reagan! Current events suggest President Obama is to be thought of as, "Reagan - like." For many with strong remembrance of President Ronald Reagan, Obama cannot compare. History will remind us that President Reagan, "The Great Communicator,"continually conveyed love of country; it's people and history. He strived to bring us together, having pride in country and gratitude for its blessings. Whereas, Obama, with arrogance, has pushed an unsolicited agenda, purposefully, rewrote history, shown contempt for nation with his "apology tour,"and avoided acknowledgment of, "The City on the Hill." President Reagan stood with conviction for...
  • If Health Insurance Mandates Are Unconstitutional, Why Did the Founding Fathers Back Them?

    04/14/2012 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 13, 2012 | Einer Elhauge
    In making the legal case against Obamacare’s individual mandate, challengers have argued that the framers of our Constitution would certainly have found such a measure to be unconstitutional. Nevermind that nothing in the text or history of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause indicates that Congress cannot mandate commercial purchases. The framers, challengers have claimed, thought a constitutional ban on purchase mandates was too “obvious” to mention. Their core basis for this claim is that purchase mandates are unprecedented, which they say would not be the case if it was understood this power existed. But there’s a major problem with this line...
  • Soros' Big Fat Statist Solution for Europe - "Fiscal Windex" is NOT The Answer

    04/14/2012 7:52:17 PM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/14/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    George Soros has a solution for the European debt crisis! But before you get too excited, remember that Mr. Soros is a Statist (Socialist, Progressive) and Statists are always predictable. They want MORE government control, more government spending, more government control (regulation), more taxes, more ... everything to fuel the big government machine. They also want fewer personal rights, fewer freedoms, less choice, less of everything. Here is the Soros' Big Fat Statist Solution for Europe. Rather than suggest tax cuts for Europe, less government spending and more personal responsibility, Mr. Soros By rewarding good behavior, the fiscal compact would...
  • Nebraska governor rejects prenatal care funding for illegal immigrants

    04/14/2012 1:21:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Reuters‎ ^ | Fri Apr 13, 2012 | David Bailey; Editing by David Brunnstrom
    (Reuters) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a proposal to restore Medicaid-funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants on Friday, but the initiative could still survive if the state legislature rejects his move next week. Nebraska state senators voted 31-15 on Wednesday to restore the program, which was eliminated two years ago after providing prenatal care for decades. The number of votes in favor was one more than would be needed to override the veto and the Nebraska legislature has one day left in its current session -- next Wednesday -- in which to do so. "I oppose providing taxpayer benefits...
  • How to legally dissolve the U.S. Federal Government (Forget Secession)

    04/14/2012 9:30:37 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 49 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | July 22, 2009 | Skip Sanders
    Thirty four (34) is the number of Legislatures from the several States necessary to call a States Convention or a Constitutional Convention. This also known as an Article Five(5) Convention, or a Convention to Amend the U.S. Constitution. With fifty (50) States in the U.S. Federal Compact today, thirty four (34) is the Constitutional number of legislatures from the several States needed to cross the threshold for such a convention. Let's look at Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution : "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on...
  • Sarkozy's comeback hopes crumble, polls show

    04/13/2012 5:13:48 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 13 2012 | Brian Love 
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy defended his economic record on Friday as a slew of opinion polls suggested his prospects of re-election were crumbling just over a week from round one of a vote where Socialist Francois Hollande is the clear frontrunner.      Four polls published in less than 24 hours showed Hollande extending his lead, with the conservative incumbent's modest gains of the past month starting to evaporate ahead of a two-round contest taking place on April 22 and May 6. A CSA poll showed Hollande winning the May 6 run-off with 57 percent of the vote. Three other polls...
  • Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism, climate denial

    04/13/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2012 | By Deborah Zabarenko
    (Reuters) - A new Tennessee law protects teachers who explore the "scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses" of evolution and climate change, a move science education advocates say could make it easier for creationism and global warming denial to enter U.S. classrooms. The measure, which became law Tuesday, made Tennessee the second state, after Louisiana, to enable teachers to more easily teach alternative theories to the widely accepted scientific concepts of evolution and human-caused climate change. At least five other states considered similar legislation this year. The heart of the law is protection for teachers who "help students understand, analyze, critique,...
  • Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney

    04/13/2012 11:57:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The White House ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jay Carney
    Q: Yesterday on Hillary Rosen, you had mentioned in the briefing yesterday that -- Hillary Rosen had come about 30 times. Have you followed up yet to find out if it was the Hillary Rosen who is a Democratic strategist? MR. CARNEY: Sure, let me address that broadly. The point I was making yesterday is that often when we get inquiries about the visitor list, the WAVES list, just based on names, it turns out that people with common names appear -- how do I want to say this? That sometimes there are other people with the same names. This...
  • Environmental Justice For All [1999 Press Release]

    04/13/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 3 replies
    Nancy Pelosi's OFFICIAL Website ^ | May 25, 1999 | Pelosi Press Release
    Below is a press release from the office of Nancy Pelosi. This press release, while old, is important because it shows just how far-left the House Minority Leader actually is. Not only that, it's also very important because the EPA has made "environmental justice" one of its top priorities. (Statements that are especially troubling have emphasis added.) *********************************** "It is already clear that environmental justice will become a pivotal human rights issue in the next century. The basic reason is also clear: viewed through the lens of social progress, the history of our time is essentially the saga of the...
  • Agenda 21 Action Thread

    03/23/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 216 replies · 2+ views
    A few days ago I realized that we who are participating on the Agenda 21 thread have amassed an impressive amount of data and links which are quite important for the educating of anyone who is wondering what “Agenda 21” is all about. There is absolutely no question in the minds of any of our participants at this stage that “Agenda 21” is real, and is NOT a tin-foil hat conspiracy. There are quite a number of people on this forum who were way ahead of us, and have been quite patient with us while some (like myself) have played...
  • Top Teachers Union Organizer Self-Declared Socialist, bin Laden Apologist

    04/12/2012 8:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    It’s been said you can judge a person’s character by the company he keeps. The same can be said of organizations. That’s why it’s so troubling that a national teachers union – the American Federation of Teachers – continues to employ such radicals. The latest example is Shaun Richman, the deputy director of organizing for the AFT. It was first reported at EAGnews.org. Richman’s previous organizing experience? The Socialist Party-USA. In 2001 he was quoted discussing the party’s plans to run candidates for office and in 2005, he was running the party’s national convention. In 2006, he was producing...