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  • Suicide in the age of Obama (reason Americans are increasingly killing themselves)

    03/05/2013 6:27:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 4, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Guns don’t kill people. People kill themselves. That’s the story from the American Journal of Public Health, which reports that since Barack Obama was sworn in as president in 2009, the leading cause of death in America has been suicide. During the entire administration of George W. Bush and earlier, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death by injury. But that all changed in 2009, with the rate of death by suicide rising by 15 percent over the past 10 years, while death by unintentional motor vehicle crash dropped 25 percent during the same period. What’s the take-away...
  • Grassley: Lessons Learned from the 1986 amnesty under President Reagan

    02/06/2013 2:07:39 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 2/05/2013 | Chuck Grassley
    As we look forward to a debate this year about immigration reform, I want to share my thoughts and my past experiences on this issue. I particularly want to share my personal experience from the 1980s amnesty law and how we can learn from that debate. But, before I dive into this history, I want to commend the many senators that are working together to forge a consensus and produce a product on this terribly difficult issue. I commend them for sitting down and agreeing to a set of principles. As Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, I expect to...
  • Interior secretary denies renewal of oyster company lease on national seashore in California

    11/29/2012 1:56:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday. Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a yearslong environmental battle over the site.
  • CCAC cutting hours to avoid health-care mandate

    11/15/2012 9:08:45 PM PST · by knak · 38 replies
    Community College of Allegheny County will trim hours for about 400 of its part-time workers to avoid having to provide them with health insurance coverage, the school's president, Alex Johnson, said Thursday. Mr. Johnson told members of Allegheny County Council that complying with the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, would have cost CCAC $6 million annually for part-timers who have been working at least 30 hours per week. Affected employees include both adjunct faculty and maintenance workers. CCAC has an annual operating budget of about $110 million and is facing reductions in county support...
  • 112-Year-Old Apparel Maker In Pa. To Close

    11/05/2012 9:25:34 AM PST · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Manufacturing Net ^ | Sun, 11/04/2012 - | Michael Rubinkam,
    112-Year-Old Apparel Maker In Pa. To Close Sun, 11/04/2012 - 1:20pm Michael Rubinkam, ORWIGSBURG, Pa. -- One of the last U.S. apparel manufacturers of its kind is losing its shirt. FesslerUSA had survived war and depression, free trade and foreign imports, producing millions of knitted garments from its base in eastern Pennsylvania. Five years ago, third-generation owner Walter Meck and his family were feeling so good about the company's prospects they doubled capacity, moving into a former pencil factory outside the small town of Orwigsburg. They were still setting up shop in the new place when the Great Recession hit....
  • Another Obamacare surprise

    10/22/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    Obamacare is a monumental house of horrors. Open a door and find another monster. Robert Samuelson opens the door on the law’s distinction between full-time and part-time workers. You think Obamacare might have something to do with suppressing the growth of full-time employment? Consider Samuelson’s observations.
  • CRUISE LINER EXEC WRITES SCATHING LETTER TO OBAMA OVER NEW REGULATIONS

    10/08/2012 7:58:01 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/8/12 | Erica Ritz
    The most common complaints by business-owners against the current administration tend to revolve around the economic uncertainty and increased regulation that have made it next to impossible to plan for the future. Stephanie Gallagher, the president of World City America Inc., is lending her voice to the fray after the Obama administration reportedly moved to prevent American cruise liners from being eligible to get the long-term financing under Title XI that make building something as massive as a cruise ship possible. As Royal Caribbean acquires its third Oasis-class ship from Finland, Gallagher writes that World City America has invested over...
  • The EPA’s Disturbing Human Experiments

    10/07/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 10/03/2012 | by Arnold Ahlert
    If the shocking allegations contained in a lawsuit filed last Friday by responsible science advocate Steven Milloy are accurate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a major scandal on its hands. As reported by the National Legal and Policy Center, Milloy initiated litigation in U.S. District Court in Virginia, based on evidence he accumulated via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He alleges that the EPA engaged in disturbing experimentation that deliberately exposed human beings to airborne particulate matter the agency itself considers lethal. The experiments were conducted at EPAÂ’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina...
  • Millions of British households face blackout, energy watchdog has said

    10/06/2012 12:01:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rowena Mason,
    In its strongest ever warning, Ofgem said there may have to be “controlled disconnections” of homes and businesses in the middle of this decade because Britain has not done enough to make sure it has enough electricity. The regulator's new analysis reveals the risk of power-cuts is almost 50 per cent in 2015 if a very cold winter causes high demand for electricity. It predicts Britain will face power shortages because old coal and oil plants are being forced to shut down under the European Union’s environmental regulations. This will partly be replaced by wind farms, but they are less...
  • Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009

    10/02/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    westernjournalism.com/ ^ | 26SEP12 | By Doug Book
    A ruling handed down on September 13th by the D.C. District Federal Court has finally made clear what many have known for years–that the Obama Administration’s Iran policy was initiated and advanced by a group with illicit, hidden ties to the Iranian Regime and financed by the U.S./Israel- hating George Soros. In 2009, Barack Obama turned over virtually all responsibility and authority for foreign policy negotiations with Iran to Trita Parsi and his National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Founded by Parsi in 2003, the Washington-based NIAC is a powerful lobbying group that is “…widely considered the de facto lobby for...
  • 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,...
  • Obama’s abandoned power plants (Obama uses the EPA to kill off a whole industry and energy sector)

    09/29/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/28/2012 | Ken Blackwell
    If voters knew how America’s economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obama’s administration, Mitt Romney would win in a landslide. In the 2008 campaign, President Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that the “notion of no coal … is an illusion.” He noted that he favors a cap-and-trade system, “[s]o if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” While Obama did not get to implement cap-and-trade, he found other ways to...
  • CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges

    09/25/2012 10:04:09 PM PDT · by brityank · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Col. Ron Crews
    CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges Toleration doesn’t cut both waysThe American armed forces exist to defend our nation, not to conduct social science lab experiments in which our troops serve as human subjects. Try telling that to this administration. The first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Sept. 20, has come and gone. Now, there is mounting evidence that proves our warnings were not idle chatter. The threat to freedom posed by this radical sexual experiment on our military is real: It is grave and it is growing. Activists inside and outside our...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Space Shuttle Over Los Angeles

    09/25/2012 9:17:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | September 26, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It's not every day that a space shuttle lands at LAX. Although this was a first for the major Los Angeles airport hub, it was a last for the space shuttle Endeavour, as it completed its tour of California skies and landed, albeit atop a 747, for the last time. During its last flight the iconic shuttle and its chase planes were photographed near several of California's own icons including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Hollywood Sign, and the skyline of Los Angeles. Previously, in May, the space shuttle Enterprise was captured passing behind several of...
  • Advice from a Physician: How to Avoid Obamacare

    08/07/2012 10:39:09 AM PDT · by arthurus · 40 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Robert Wenzel
    Medical care is going to get worse under Obamacare. Robert S. Dotson, M.D. tells us why: As income reductions are being imposed on private practice, costs are being driven up by exploding regulations. In addition, the plethora of new mandates and laws have increasingly criminalized every aspect of the practice of medicine and created vast new armies of armed bureaucrats whose sole aim is to impose civil and criminal penalties on any provider unlucky enough to be singled out for attention... New restrictions, rules, and regulations on healthcare – on providers and patients alike – have imposed legal constraints with...
  • Report says Obama amnesty plan will add 1.76 million new workers

    08/07/2012 7:37:38 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/07/2012 | Neil Munro
    A pro-amnesty group is forecasting that up to 1.76 million young illegal immigrants would get work permits under President Barack Obama’s de facto amnesty announced in June, amid a stalled economy and near-record levels of unemployment. That estimate is twice as large as the 800,000 new workers predicted by White House officials. Another 800,000 illegal immigrant youths will be eligible for the de facto amnesty once they graduate, said the report, released Aug. 7 by the Migration Policy Institute, a well-funded, D.C.-based pro-amnesty group. The new estimate says the de facto amnesty would add as may workers to the legal...
  • ICE agents warn Americans "to brace themselves for what's coming"

    07/28/2012 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 141 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    In the wake of the recent memo from the Obama administration which announced “prosecutorial discretion” in dealing with illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents across the country have been speaking out what many of them are calling a “backdoor amnesty.” On Wednesday, ICE Union president Chris Crane told PRNewswire:“Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming. This is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through...
  • Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin

    07/11/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 79 replies
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi'i, those "symbols of paganism," which Egypt's Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs" and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi, to "destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what Amr bin al-As could not." Has the sun finally set for Egypt's Great Pyramids? This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad's companion,...
  • Is President Obama Intentionally 'Destroying' America?

    07/10/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 10, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    During my book "tour," radio hosts are forever asking me whether I believe that Obama is intentionally attempting to destroy America. It's a fair question, especially given the title of my book and because so many people legitimately believe he is. I have never been too receptive to conspiracy theories, and I'm not particularly enamored of ones circulating about Obama. But unlike many other such theories, this one is about a truly unprecedented assault on the American idea and on those first principles that have made America the unique experiment in constitutional governance that it has been. Ordinary people --...
  • J.C. Penney Lays Off 350 Workers at Texas Headquarters

    07/10/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    NBC5-Dallas ^ | 7-10-12 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    J.C. Penney Co. says it is laying off 350 more workers at its headquarters in Plano as the department store struggles to transform its business under a new CEO. The cuts, announced Tuesday, follow the company's move in April to eliminate 600 workers at its headquarters.
  • Current Events: The End of Civilization As We Know It

    07/02/2012 8:59:01 AM PDT · by NCjim · 21 replies
    Objective Economics ^ | M. Northrup Buechner
    We may be seeing the beginning of the end of the model for civilized governance that has dominated Western civilization since WWII. That model has been provision by the state of all or most of the needs of its people combined with the popular election of the government. Or, in other words, the welfare state plus democracy. What we are seeing in Europe is that that model is inherently unsustainable. The concept of individual rights is the only standard for government action that puts an objective limit on what the government can do. The post-war leaders of Europe were completely...
  • Obama shrunk aerial firefighting fleet (poll)

    06/26/2012 10:42:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    gazette ^ | June 26, 2012
    Green agenda targets slurry bombers As fire rages out of control on the edge of Colorado Springs, threatening lives and property, it is time we listen to those who have warned us about the negative effect environmentalists and President Barack Obama have had on the federal government’s ability to fight fires. Much of what’s burning is the Pike National Forest, which is federal property. Yet it took almost three days to get federal fire fighting aircraft off the ground to begin dumping meaningful loads of slurry to slow the fire’s growth. Because the Forest Service has a shortage of planes,...
  • Egypt's New President: Our Capital 'Shall Be Jerusalem, Allah Willing' [SCARY VIDEO]

    06/24/2012 9:05:25 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 72 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-24-2012 | Unknown to me
    Egypt's New President Morsi, Israel's New Neighbor, Issues A Warning
  • Young households ‘crushed’ by recession

    06/19/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    ny post ^ | 6-19-12 | PAUL THARP
    Young US households — those aged 35-to-44 — lost a stunning 59 percent of their wealth during the recession, a government report released yesterday revealed. That’s the stiffest hit of any age group, said the report from the US Census Bureau. The age group — typically struggling with mortgages, tuition bills and rising tax bills — makes up the backbone of America’s middle class. The losses were mainly due to the drop in the value of their homes during the 2005 through 2010 period, the report said
  • Palin: Obama 'pandering' on immigration

    06/15/2012 9:47:08 PM PDT · by Bratch · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/12 | JAMES HOHMANN
    LAS VEGAS — Sarah Palin on Friday condemned President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy as both unconstitutional and cravenly political. “He’s absolutely pandering to a specific demographic that no doubt polls have shown … he would be helped in this demographic if he just makes this move,” the former Alaska governor told POLITICO late Friday as she left the Venetian hotel after a speech to the RightOnline conference. “And I say that because all of President Obama’s actions are based on polls that are provided him that would lead him to believe he can garner support for his reelection bid.”...
  • David Limbaugh triumphs with "The Great Destroyer"

    06/13/2012 10:59:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | June 13, 2012 | Chris Adamo
    At certain pivotal moments in history, societies have needed the contributions of truly great minds to sort through a flood of information and reconstruct it in a manner that can be properly digested by the general population. Shortly before the American Revolution, as the thirteen original colonies pondered their independence from Great Britain, it was Thomas Paine who solidified the debate and presented it to the public with his timeless work "Common Sense." No less of a historical milestone was embodied in the efforts of John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton as they delivered the set of essays that...
  • Issa, Boehner decline ‘Fast and Furious’ meeting with Holder until DOJ satisfies document

    06/12/2012 12:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/12/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder publicly asked House Speaker John Boehner, House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley during a Tuesday morning hearing to meet with him one-on-one about Operation Fast and Furious. But the leading congressional investigators said a House subpoena from October 2011 is still pending and the ball is in Holder’s court. “I want to make it very clear that I am offering to sit down, by myself, offering to sit down with the Speaker, with the chairman, with whomever, to try to work our way through this in an attempt to avoid a constitutional
  • The Great Destroyer by David Limbaugh

    06/05/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I watched something fascinating last night. You know, my brother has got a book out. The name of the book is The Great Destroyer. And it is a compendium of virtually everything Obama has done and said that gives away who he is and what's ahead and in store for us if he's reelected. David was to appear on Hannity last night, which he did. But Hannity led off with a focus group from somewhere in Wisconsin with Frank Luntz. And I watched that with my mouth wide open. Did you see that? Any of you see...
  • US Factory Orders Post Surprise Fall in April

    06/04/2012 1:17:47 PM PDT · by Pollster1 · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 Jun 2012 | Reuters
    New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April for the third time in four month . . . orders for manufactured goods dropped 0.6 percent during the month. The government also revised its estimate for new orders in March to show a steeper decline . . . The Labor Department on Friday reported that job creation slowed in May for the fourth straight month.
  • Obama’s Space Shuttle funeral dirge a show for all to see

    04/29/2012 3:18:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 29, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    Those lucky enough to still be here to look back at history post Barack Obama will recognize the last sight-piggyback funeral dirge of the once noble Space Shuttle as the Obama Regime’s defining moment. Were an artist to paint a picture of a small boy looking at up at his flying kite as the space shuttle passed over Manhattan yesterday, no portrait of the story of America’s deliberate ruin at the hands of a single politician could ever come closer to the truth. [BIG Snip of text] Few will remember that it was on the fullest moon of the year...
  • Thoughts on the Space Shuttle

    04/27/2012 3:28:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I saw it again today, space shuttle, Enterprise this time, flown from Washington to New York, numerous fly-bys over New York City. It's eventually gonna end up on the Intrepid, the Air and Space Museum, the Intrepid, the aircraft carrier. Do you know the Intrepid, for those of you old enough -- by the way, it's a great place to visit, if you have not been, on the west side of Manhattan. They've got an SR-71 Blackbird on the deck now. It's antique aircraft, World War II-era aircraft, Vietnam-era aircraft. They're gonna have to move some out...
  • Executive Order -- Supporting Safe & Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas

    04/16/2012 11:11:52 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    The White House Press Office ^ | 04/13/2012 | President B.H.Obama II
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources and associated infrastructure and to help reduce our dependence on oil, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. In 2011, natural gas provided 25 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Its production creates jobs and provides economic benefits to the entire domestic production supply chain, as well as to chemical and...
  • Israel, Get Ready For More Obama Leaks

    04/05/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 4, 2012 | John Bolton
    The Obama administration appears to be conducting an organized campaign of public pressure to stop Israel from attacking Iran's well-developed nuclear-weapons program. So intense is this effort, and so determined is President Obama to succeed, that administration officials are now leaking highly sensitive information about Israel's intentions and capabilities into the news media. ------ Indeed, the only conclusion to be drawn from Mr. Obama's actions and rhetoric is that he fears an Israeli military strike more than he fears Iran achieving nuclear-weapons capability.
  • The Passover-Easter Sellout (Oliver North)

    04/05/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Passover and Easter — intrinsically linked in the Jewish and Christian traditions — are being celebrated this weekend. For observant Jews, Passover commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery under Egypt's Pharaoh. For faithful Christians, Easter is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the fulfillment of a new covenant between God and man. Biblical passages in Exodus 12, Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20 describe these historical events and the reasons for festivities among people of faith. But this year, these holidays are a time of extraordinary anxiety for Christians and Jews...
  • Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

    03/30/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 87 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 30, 2012 | John Sexton
    Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years: The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.
  • High Treason for Obama, his Administration & the People's Representatives

    03/14/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/14/2012 | Eliana Benador
    “All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke Obama against America While American people continue in their attempt to hide from an endless deteriorating reality, yesterday breaking news brought that president Hussein Obama takes "the killing of Afghan civilians by a deranged gunman as seriously as if it were our own citizens and our own children who were murdered.” Furthermore, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the death penalty is a consideration as the military moves to investigate and possibly put the soldier suspected in the mass killings on trial. So, they...
  • Marines told to disarm before Panetta speech

    03/14/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Larry Shaughnessy
    Marines waiting for Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to speak at Camp Leatherneck were ordered by Sgt Maj. Brandon Hall to go out and leave their weapons outside the room. Panetta arrived in Afghanistan Wednesday for a two-day visit amidst heightened tensions after an American soldier was alleged to have killed 16 Afghan civilians. It was an unusual request as it is not customary to disarm for a defense secretary visits. The Marines did as they were told. There were about two dozen Afghan soldiers in attendance who were unarmed. Hall was told to do so by Maj. Gen. Mark...
  • TMLC files Suit against Navy Over Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

    02/24/2012 12:54:02 PM PST · by Thomas More Law Center · 4 replies
    The Thomas More Law Center, this past Tuesday, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of the Navy. The purpose of the lawsuit is to obtain records believed to show intentional deception by the Pentagon to gain congressional support for repeal of the 1993 law regarding open homosexual conduct in the military, usually called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Erin E. Mersino, the Thomas More Law Center attorney handling the case, explained the reason for the lawsuit, “Based on what we know thus far, the Pentagon engaged in a pattern of deception in its efforts to persuade...
  • "Let Them Eat Sight-Words"

    02/21/2012 3:37:12 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 36 replies
    CanadaFreePress ^ | Feb. 15, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Marie Antoinette, on hearing that French peasants had no bread to eat, suggested, “Let them eat cake.” This quip perfectly captured the haughty indifference which many people attributed to the French monarchy. A few years later, she was punished for her hauteur: execution by guillotine. The famous quote was probably never uttered. Real or not, it’s a handy symbol for an arrogant elite, indifferent to the suffering of the people. When you read in the newspaper that the US has 50 million functional illiterates, the disdainful queen should flash into your mind.During the 1920’s, the American population was moving toward...
  • A Question of Priorities

    01/20/2012 4:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "In the Treasury we do not speak of tons of silver. Our unit is the troy ounce." That was the response from some bureaucrat when Leslie Groves, the man who oversaw the Manhattan Project, sought thousands of tons of silver to be turned into electrical wires. Groves got his silver. Why? Because completing the Manhattan Project -- and winning the war -- was America's top priority. For three years, the Obama administration and its cheerleaders have tried to claim that they stand for the same can-do spirit. Administration officials have a rare form of Keynesian Tourette's syndrome whereby they blurt...
  • NASA warns 'risk of losing' space station rising

    08/30/2011 7:47:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 168 replies
    AFP, Google ^ | 8/30/11 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON — The risk of an unprecedented evacuation of the International Space Station will spike if Russian craft cannot resume their missions and return by November, a senior NASA official has warned. "There is a greater risk of losing the ISS when it's unmanned than if it were manned," Michael Suffredini, the ISS program manager for the US space agency, said in a conference call with Russian officials. "The risk increase is not insignificant," he added. Russia on Monday delayed its next manned mission to the ISS by at least a month after an unmanned cargo vessel crashed into Siberia...
  • Krugman(?): If only the earthquake had done more damage, the economy would have gotten a boost

    08/23/2011 7:48:47 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Timothy Carney, this appears to be real. Is it real or just a goof? Kevin Williamson isn’t sure and neither am I, but given that this is the same guy who fantasized recently about the Keynesian awesomeness of an alien invasion, it’s at least a toss-up. All day long I’ve felt relieved that the quake caused only very minor damage, but now suddenly I’m bummed that the Brooklyn Bridge didn’t fall into the river. Maybe we can get DHS or the NYPD to blow it up? That’s a few thousand jobs right there.
  • Finally! A cure for white film on dishes (EPA caused the problem!)

    08/18/2011 5:45:07 PM PDT · by TSgt · 104 replies
    WCPO ^ | 08/18/2011 | By: John Matarese
    Have you noticed a white film on your dishes in recent months? As we first reported earlier this year, the reason is a new environmental law. Most manufacturers have reformulated their dishwasher detergents after laws limiting phosphates went into effect last year. Julie Schimpf of Ft Thomas, Kentucky showed me how bad her dishes looked. Julie said "there's this frosty, filmy look on the top and bottom and it won't go away. I'm finding the same film here on the edges of my plates." Complaints Nationwide Our partners at Consumer Reports Magazine have heard many of the same complaints, from...
  • BP wants to stop paying Gulf oil spill victims

    07/16/2011 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    CHICAGO — BP wants to stop paying most people affected by the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill for potential future damages because the region has recovered, a document released Friday said. The tourism industry is booming, all federal fishing grounds have reopened, and the shrimp catch has been plentiful, BP said. "The current economic data do not suggest that individual and business claimants face a material risk of future loss caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill," BP said in a 29-page document filed with the Gulf Coast Claim Facility, which is handling compensation claims. ... The compensation...
  • NYT: Monogamy 'Destroys More Lives Than It Saves'

    It's Fourth of July weekend - how about cheating on your spouse? For those not thinking about it, a piece to be published in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday marvelously titled "Married, With Infidelities" is recommending it:
  • Final NASA shuttle mission clouded by rancor

    07/02/2011 3:19:42 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 80 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/01/2011 | Joel Achenbach
    CAPE CANAVERAL — The last shuttle, Atlantis, sits on Pad 39A, ready for its valedictory flight. It is the nature of a shuttle to look kind of lonely out there on the pad, kept at a safe remove from the control room, the hangars, the observation platforms. The pad is not far from the beach, one of the last stretches of Florida coastline unblemished by hotels and condos. Beach houses were torn down years ago when the federal government showed up with rockets. Old-timers talk of 11 graveyards and an old schoolhouse lurking somewhere out there, the remnants of the...
  • Obama Pledges $500 Million To Reinvent U.S. Manufacturing

    06/25/2011 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 102 replies
    Industry Week ^ | June 24, 2011 | Frank Andorka
    AMP, as the program is called, will harness the power of public-private partnerships between universities, industry and governmental agencies in an effort to streamline innovation and bring products more quickly to market. "We need to reinvigorate our manufacturing sector to lead the world," Obama said in the speech. "We need to do it now. Not sometime in the future. Now." AMP will be co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, president of MIT, and Andrew Liveris, chairman, president and CEO of Dow Chemical. "I'm enthusiastic about the spirit and content of our joint work," Hockfield said in a press release. "and I'm also...
  • Obama's Egghead Economic Saboteurs

    06/08/2011 2:58:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can't, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly. Take Austan Goolsbee, please. President Obama's "fresh-faced" University of Chicago econ professor arrived in Washington in December 2008 to fill two slots: chief economist/staff director of the president's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and member of the Council of Economic Advisers. In September 2010, he replaced CEA head and fellow academic Christina Romer,...
  • Has the Greatest Depression Already Begun?

    06/02/2011 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 2, 2011 | Wayne Allen Root
    I am a successful small businessman and a patriot who loves America and always sees its greatness. I am also an optimistic, positive thinker who always sees the glass half full. But not this time. I predicted doom if Obama was elected. Sadly the results are far worse than imagined. The economy is in shambles. America is staring at economic disaster — Armageddon. Even me, the eternal optimist is scared at what the future holds. We are the Titanic, headed straight for the iceberg. America has always been a land of boom and bust. It’s just part of business cycle....
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

    05/12/2011 3:09:17 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 10, 2002 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. The record of debate over this seismic change in immigration policy reveals that left-wingers, in their visceral flight to attack "discrimination," did not reveal the consequences of their convictions. Instead, their spokesmen set out to assuage concerned traditionalists with a litany of lies and wishful thinking. Senate floor manager and Camelot knight-errant Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, assured jittery senators that "our cities will...