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  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s Third World America

    04/15/2011 4:54:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2011 | Editorial
    Big Government deficit spending undermines U.S. competitiveness President Obama warns Republican policies will turn America into a Third World country. Look who’s talking. On a campaign fundraising trip to Chicago, Mr. Obama quipped that under the proposed Republican budget plan, “we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought - that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure.” He failed to elaborate on which developing countries he thinks should be models for the United States, but his policies have secured America’s status as part...
  • On BART Trains, the Seats Are Taken (by Bacteria)

    03/05/2011 10:48:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 5, 2011 | By ZUSHA ELINSON
    Carrie Nee prefers to stand during her half-hour commute on BART from San Leandro to downtown San Francisco. Although the trains’ blue fabric seats are plush and comfortable, Ms. Nee refuses to sit on them. As Bob Franklin, the BART board president, acknowledged, “People don’t know what’s in there.” Now they do. Fecal and skin-borne bacteria resistant to antibiotics were found in a seat on a train headed from Daly City to Dublin/Pleasanton. Further testing on the skin-borne bacteria showed characteristics of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the drug-resistant bacterium that causes potentially lethal infections, although Ms. Franklin cautioned that...
  • Rain Washes out Car Free Day in Seattle

    08/25/2008 6:26:10 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 12 replies · 134+ views
    King 5 news ^ | 8-25-08 | Bernard Choi
    SEATTLE - Only in Seattle could an event touted as a way to help the environment get washed out during what is supposed to be the driest time of the year. 'By order of the Mayor' - One neighborhood is closed off to car traffic during selected weekends this summer. On Sunday it was the area around 14th and Republican on Capitol Hill, a residential area that's normally quiet anyway. "I think it promotes awareness of whatever we're promoting awareness of," said resident Thomas Hubbard. "A car passes by every once in a while, just people trying to get home....
  • Al Gore blackouts

    07/18/2008 12:41:42 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 22 replies · 271+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | 7/17/2008 | Corky Boyd
    Al Gore today called for replacing all carbon based electric power generation with alternative forms, primarily wind, solar, and geothermal in the next ten years...I pulled up these Intellicast wind maps a few hours after he delivered his speech. They cover the entire eastern portion of the country at 10PM EDT. Seems to be a problem. It’s night (no solar) and there’s no wind. It happens!
  • Illegals' squalid housing transforms cities

    07/17/2005 10:06:51 AM PDT · by SC33 · 96 replies · 1,767+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 17, 2005
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INVASION USA Illegals' squalid housing transforms cities Sewage flows in streets as landlords cram up to 64 in single-family homes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 17, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 The impact of uncontrolled immigration is coming home for residents of many Long Island, New York, communities as landlords turn single-family homes into filthy, overcrowded tenements holding as many as 64 renters – causing health and fire dangers and transforming neighborhoods. Illegal rooming houses, serving both documented and undocumented immigrants, are increasingly appearing across Long Island, as landlords fill a niche created by the demand for and...