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  • My Very Own Obamaphone

    05/29/2016 9:41:08 PM PDT · by LucyT · 8 replies
    From ^ | May 25, 2016 | Robert Morley
    Last week, I almost got my very own Obamaphone—by accident. I own a Tracfone; it is one of those prepay plans. The carrier was upgrading from 2G to 3G, and I was sent a new phone to replace my old one. And then the discovery! My perfectly good Tracfone had been mysteriously transformed into an Obamaphone. I might have had a tax payer-provided phone with free monthly minutes and unlimited text messaging for life! Plus a whole lot of free Internet access too! That’s how close I came to my very own Obamaphone. [snip] It’s a testament to the efficiency...
  • Obama administration seeks Pell grant expansion

    01/19/2016 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2016 4:59 PM EST | Jennifer C. Kerr
    The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell grant program to help more students graduate from college - by providing them with money to attend classes year-round and reward them for taking more credits. Two new proposals, announced Tuesday by the Education Department, would expand the $29 billion program by $2 billion in the new fiscal year. They'll be part of President Barack Obama's budget proposal next month. One proposal, called the Pell for Accelerated Completion, would help low-income students earn Pell money for a third semester in an academic year - letting them take classes over the summer....
  • Military dumps $34M into Afghanistan HQ that US forces won't use

    07/11/2013 9:13:08 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2013 | Fox News
    The U.S. military blew through $34 million on a hulking headquarters in southwestern Afghanistan that probably will never be used by U.S. forces, in an example of government waste that has military commanders fuming. John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, exposed the problems in a letter this week to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other military leaders. The Washington Post first reported on the controversy, writing that the construction of the building continued for years despite warnings from the Marine commander in Helmand that it was not needed. The military is now investigating what went wrong, and...
  • Chicano Park gets makeover ($1.6 million federal government grant for "La Raza" murals)

    01/15/2012 9:43:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | January 13, 2012 | FOX 5 San Diego Staff
    Chicano Park gets makeover SAN DIEGO— Artists restore cultural paintings in Chicano Park. “As a young artist I remember coming to San Diego and thinking ‘gosh I wish I could have a mural up at Chicano park,’” painter Mario Chacon said. The bright art pieces have brought people to Chicano Park since the 1970’s, but time has taken it’s toll. Thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the federal government, 18 of the murals are being restored. The artists working on the restoration said each painting has significant symbolism. “What was placed at the top of the mural was a...
  • (RECIPE) How Good is a $16 Muffin? Find Out for Yourself (Government Spending Gone Crazy!)

    10/20/2011 6:52:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 27, 2011 | J.M. HIRSCH
    We had to know: What sort of muffin could we bake if we spent $16 a pop? How good is a $16 muffin? Find out for yourself Last week's news that the government supposedly paid $16 apiece for breakfast muffins at a Justice Department conference set off critics of government spending. Hilton Worldwide, the hotel company that hosted the 2009 confab in Washington, disputes the accuracy of the claim in a report by the Justice Department's inspector general. The hotel called it an accounting thing, explaining that the price included various drinks and gratuity charges, in addition to the muffins....
  • New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

    03/01/2011 2:41:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies
    Purdue University ^ | March 1, 2011 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. Soundscape ecology, as it's being called, will focus on what sounds can tell people about an area. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources and lead author of a paper outlining the field in the journal BioScience, said natural sound could be used like a canary in a coal mine. Sound could be a...
  • Michelle Obama Encourages Students to Study in China (Guess who'll pay for it all?)

    01/19/2011 5:30:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News' Campus Chatter ^ | January 19, 2011 | Danielle Hopkins
    First Lady Michelle Obama urged students to visit China at the "100,000 Strong" China Study Abroad forum at Howard University today. President Barack Obama announced the "100,000 Strong" Initiative during his 2009 visit to China. The program aims to increase and diversify the number of American students studying in China by making study abroad more affordable. The President met with Chinese leader Hu Jintao earlier today to kick off a series of events leading up to tonight's A-list state dinner with the Chinese president. According to Mrs. Obama, his talk with Jintao wasn't simply about "relationships between our governments and...
  • Michigan to get $160M for high-speed rail projects (to Detroit)

    10/25/2010 3:07:04 PM PDT · by earlJam · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Detroit Free Press | 10/25/10
    Posted: 4:21 p.m. Oct. 25, 2010 Michigan to get $160M for high-speed rail projects link only
  • $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

    09/20/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies ^ | Sept 20 2010 |
    $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify
  • Paralysis By Taxation

    09/04/2010 6:17:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 3, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Recession: The Democrats' politicized housing and mortgage policies pushed our economy into its worst downturn since the Great Depression. So, of course, it's a perfect time for the biggest tax increase in history. Why is the economy still paralyzed after the president's much-touted "Recovery Summer"? It may be that private investment, too, has been immobilized. With unemployment now up to 9.6%, Americans fear that the economy won't get moving again anytime soon. As a new report from Americans for Tax Reform shows, that fear is completely rational. The report outlines the impact of the largest-ever tax hike that's coming in...
  • Obama’s ‘Outreach’: Millions to be Spent Restoring Islamic Sites Worldwide

    08/25/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Un:dhimmi ...: Washington Post ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Un:dhimmi ...:
    As US President Barack Hussein Obama continues on his seemingly endless quest to appease Muslims, with instructions to NASA to ‘find a way’ to reach them, Iftar dinners at the White House and the US State Dept.’s sponsorship of Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s forthcoming ’speaking tour’ of Muslim countries (without knowledge of what exactly he’ll be talking about); it emerges that that his administration is also planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the restoration of dozens of Muslim sites around the world... Throughout his administration, Obama has been fervent in his support of Islam and...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Tax dollars to build mosques--U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero

    08/10/2010 5:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2010 | Editorial
    The State Department is sending Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf - the mastermind of the Ground Zero Mosque - on a trip through the Middle East to foster "greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. However, important questions are being raised about whether this is simply a taxpayer-funded fundraising jaunt to underwrite his reviled project, which is moving ahead in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Rauf is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, the usual stops for Gulf-based fundraising. The State Department defends the five-country tour saying that Mr. Rauf is "a distinguished...
  • On The Way: Job-Killing Tax Hikes

    07/26/2010 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Fiscal Policy: Timothy Geithner thinks tax hikes will help the economy dig its way out of the hole. Can we really afford two more years of this kind of thinking? Appearing Sunday on ABC News' "This Week," the secretary of the treasury said he had no problem with letting tax cuts expire for wealthy Americans. "It's responsible to let the tax cuts expire that just go to 2% to 3% of Americans, the highest-earning Americans." Responsible? Quite the contrary. Indeed, letting taxes rise on the most productive Americans is the most irresponsible thing our government could be doing right now....
  • Remarks by the President on Unemployment Insurance (Obama's failed economy in his words)

    07/26/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 23 replies · 2+ views
    white ^ | July 19, 2010 | Office of the Press Secretary
    ThatÂ’s why itÂ’s so essential to pass the unemployment insurance extension that comes up for a vote tomorrow. We need to pass it for men like Jim Chukalas, whoÂ’s with me here today. Jim worked as a parts manager at a Honda dealership until about two years ago. HeÂ’s posted resumes everywhere. HeÂ’s gone door-to-door looking for jobs. But he hasnÂ’t gotten a single interview. HeÂ’s trying to be strong for his two young kids, but now that heÂ’s exhausted his unemployment benefits, thatÂ’s getting harder to do. We need to pass it for women like Leslie Macko, who lost...
  • Maryland Becomes Second State to Offer Federally Funded Abortions Under Obamacare

    07/19/2010 2:37:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 2+ views
    CNS ^ | July 16, 2010 | by Matt Cover
    SNIPPET: "( - Maryland will join Pennsylvania as the second state to use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under the new health care law signed by President Barack Obama in March, according to information released by Maryland’s State Health Insurance Plan. Maryland will receive $85 million in federal funds for its federally mandated high-risk insurance pool, which will cover abortions. As reported on July 14, Pennsylvania will receive $160 million in federal funds for its high-risk insurance pool, which will also cover abortions."

    07/19/2010 2:11:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ONE NEWS NOW ^ | July 18, 2010, 4:20 am | by Charlie Butts
    SNIPPET: "The United Nations has created a super agency for feminists, but one female leader thinks it's unnecessary. The U.N. General Assembly recently voted to consolidate four different groups into a single one that could eventually be fueled by a $1 billion a year, and many of those dollars would come from the U.S." SNIPPET: "Many countries where abortion is limited or illegal have been pressured by to legalize it. That is currently being played out in Kenya, where a constitution before voters is pushing for legalized abortion. The United States is pumping money into that campaign as well."
  • Obama's Christianity Requires As a Politician He Redistributes White America's Wealth

    07/16/2010 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's Christianity Requires As a Politician He Redistributes White America's Wealth Naked Emepror News
  • Remarks by the President on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    07/14/2010 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | July 13, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 13, 2010 Remarks by the President on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy East Room 6:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Hello! (Applause.) Hello. Hello, hello, hello. Hello. Well, good evening, everybody. This is a pretty feisty group here. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, President! THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Well, it is a privilege to speak with all of you. Welcome to the White House. Let...
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER