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~~~~~~~~~> Does DEBT  become SERFDOM ?

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Victory quotes

Victory quotes

Sidney Hook quotes

Sidney Hook quotes: “I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature”

Sidney Hook

Winston Churchill quotes

Winston Churchill quotes: “The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman's speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss”

Winston Churchill

Thomas Sowell quotes

Thomas Sowell quotes: “Most people who read "The Communist Manifesto" probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of "the workers".”

Woman dies at Occupy Vancouver site

Woman dies at Occupy Vancouver site

Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate :: The Future of Capitalism

Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate :: The Future of Capitalism

Newt Gingrich: Impeach judges - Crush and Replace the Left - 2012 "Victo...

Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate :: The Future of Capitalism

Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate :: The Future of Capitalism

"High Tech Lynching"

HotAir — Politics, Culture, Media, 2012, Breaking News from a conservative viewpoint

HotAir — Politics, Culture, Media, 2012, Breaking News from a conservative viewpoint

Obama Admin All But Refuses to Turn Over Subpoenaed Solyndra Documents | TheBlaze.com

Obama Admin All But Refuses to Turn Over Subpoenaed Solyndra Documents | TheBlaze.com: Solyndra

White House Fires Back At 'Overbroad' Subpoena On Solyndra Documents | Fox News

White House Fires Back At 'Overbroad' Subpoena On Solyndra Documents | Fox News

3 New Elements Named - Darmstadtium, Roentgenium and Copernicium - NYTimes.com

3 New Elements Named - Darmstadtium, Roentgenium and Copernicium - NYTimes.com

I would like to be the first one to say, darmit!

Fed-up Consumers Planning for 'Bank Transfer Day' - ABC News

Fed-up Consumers Planning for 'Bank Transfer Day' - ABC News


move to a credit union or new bank with free checking tied to a savings account, $1 minimum, no fees, *accept the card-swipe charges, and start an IRA, NOW!

is anything IRA good?

Syria peace plan unravels; 15 killed in protests - Houston Chronicle

Syria peace plan unravels; 15 killed in protests - Houston Chronicle

Friday, November 4, 2011

» *UPDATED* #OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far - Big Government

» *UPDATED* #OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far - Big Government: ***Updated 11/4/2011– Today we hit incident 142.

The TCP/IP Guide - Network Layer (Layer 3)

The TCP/IP Guide - Network Layer (Layer 3)

The Pentagon and Jobs | Downsizing the Federal Government

The Pentagon and Jobs | Downsizing the Federal Government

Solyndra subpoena sent to the White House - The Hill's E2-Wire

Solyndra subpoena sent to the White House - The Hill's E2-Wire

Romney on Medicare Reform | The Weekly Standard

Romney on Medicare Reform | The Weekly Standard

» Democrat Socialists, Marxists Neck Deep in “Occupy” Movement - Big Government

» Democrat Socialists, Marxists Neck Deep in “Occupy” Movement - Big Government

Illegal Alien Murders Woman In Walmart Parking Lot

Illegal Alien Murders Woman In Walmart Parking Lot: His intention was to carjack her. That was the ultimate goal. What prompted him to assault her, he claims that he did not know why he did what he did.

Perry Claims He Can Secure Border in One Year as President - Interviews - Hannity - Fox News

Perry Claims He Can Secure Border in One Year as President - Interviews - Hannity - Fox News

BBC News - Simulated Mars mission to 'land' back on Earth

BBC News - Simulated Mars mission to 'land' back on Earth

Why Is CBS’s Steve Kroft Ambushing Politicians? - Big Journalism

Why Is CBS’s Steve Kroft Ambushing Politicians? - Big Journalism

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Powerful Hollywood Producer Slams Michael Moore as Blowhard Hypocrite Who Benefits From Wall Street Money

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Powerful Hollywood Producer Slams Michael Moore as Blowhard Hypocrite Who Benefits From Wall Street Money

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘South Park’ TKOs Occupy Wall Street

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘South Park’ TKOs Occupy Wall Street

Thursday, November 3, 2011

GWAR Guitarist Found Dead - The Daily Beast

GWAR Guitarist Found Dead - The Daily Beast

Man Heckles Elizabeth Warren at Brockton Massachusetts Event, Called Her ‘Socialist Whore’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

Man Heckles Elizabeth Warren at Brockton Massachusetts Event, Called Her ‘Socialist Whore’ | Video | TheBlaze.com: Just moments into a speech before volunteers in Massachusetts Wednesday, senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was heckled by a member of the audience. The man told Warren that if she is in fact the “intellectual creator” of the Occupy movement, then she is a “socialist whore.”

Education News » RESOLUTION AGAINST NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR SCHOOLS & A WARNING FROM OKLAHOMA

Education News » RESOLUTION AGAINST NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR SCHOOLS & A WARNING FROM OKLAHOMA: The Obama Administration is using the same model to take over education as it used for healthcare by using national standards and boards of bureaucrats, whom the public didn’t elect and can’t fire or otherwise hold accountable;

Maddow About the Damned Dam? - Arthur Herman - National Review Online

Maddow About the Damned Dam? - Arthur Herman - National Review Online: Interior Secretary Harold Ickes had seen the dam as essentially a federal make-work project for the unemployed. Kaiser and his colleagues had to point out that they needed men with genuine skills, not just people willing to turn up for a paycheck. Ickes wanted the door open to union organizing; the builders convinced him the key to happy workers was paying them well, not giving them a union card. Ickes wanted every federal health and safety regulation to be rigorously enforced, and counted no fewer than 70,000 violations of the letter of the contract. They patiently showed him that applying those standards would mean the dam would never be finished on time, let alone on budget.

Subcommittee Hearing Finds Flawed Enforcement of FLSA Hurts Workers and Employers | Education & the Workforce Committee

Subcommittee Hearing Finds Flawed Enforcement of FLSA Hurts Workers and Employers | Education & the Workforce Committee

Centre for Civil Society

Centre for Civil Society

Company says pipeline delays could cost $1M a day - Boston.com

Company says pipeline delays could cost $1M a day - Boston.com

Michelle Malkin » More ugly Occupy Oakland pictures that won’t make MSM front pages

Michelle Malkin » More ugly Occupy Oakland pictures that won’t make MSM front pages

Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial and housing crisis...

OBEY GIANT - WORLDWIDE PROPAGANDA DELIVERY

OBEY GIANT - WORLDWIDE PROPAGANDA DELIVERY


occupy....

Adobe - Fonts : Type topics: The ampersand

Adobe - Fonts : Type topics: The ampersand

Radical Muslims Demand DOJ Make Criticizing Islam a Crime « The Foxhole

Radical Muslims Demand DOJ Make Criticizing Islam a Crime « The Foxhole

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

British Empire | Bloody Awesome | H.W. Crocker III | The Daily Caller

British Empire | Bloody Awesome | H.W. Crocker III | The Daily Caller

Pressure on Syria's Assad to implement peace deal | Reuters

Pressure on Syria's Assad to implement peace deal | Reuters

Where'd Mars water go? Maybe underground - Technology & science - Space - Space.com - msnbc.com

Where'd Mars water go? Maybe underground - Technology & science - Space - Space.com - msnbc.com

Occupy Wall Street Assaults

NOW Silent on Occupy Wall St Sex Assaults - Wall Street Protests - Fox Nation

NOW Silent on Occupy Wall St Sex Assaults - Wall Street Protests - Fox Nation

» Video: ACORN Front Group Pays Homeless People ‘$10 a Hour, $100 a Day’ to Protest at Occupy Wall Street - Big Government

» Video: ACORN Front Group Pays Homeless People ‘$10 a Hour, $100 a Day’ to Protest at Occupy Wall Street - Big Government

Heaven Shall Burn - The Only Truth Lyrics

Heaven Shall Burn - The Only Truth Lyrics: A generation raised in darkness
Controlled, polluted - fed with the truth
A truth that blinds their view
Their ways and fates decided - implanted sorrows kill their needs
A common way to happiness, but I never learned to sell myself

Occupy Wall Street | Wealthy | Cain | Fundraising | Block | The Daily Caller

Occupy Wall Street | Wealthy | Cain | Fundraising | Block | The Daily Caller…



1.) This is what hypocrisy looks like — As we head into another month of Occupiers banging their baby spoons against their high chairs for more birthday cake, you might be curious: What sort of person behaves like this? TheDC’s Will Rahn has one piece of the puzzle: “Many Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in New York City reside in more luxurious homes than some of their rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found. For each of the 984 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in New York City between September 18 and October 15, police collected and filed an information sheet recording the arrestee’s name, age, sex, criminal charge, home address and — in most cases — race. The Daily Caller has obtained all of this information from a source in the New York City government. Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed on those police intake forms have a median value of $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied housing units in the United States… Using county assessors and online resources such as Zillow.com, TheDC estimated property values and rents for 87 percent of the homes and 59 percent of the apartments listed in the arrest records. Even in the nation’s currently depressed housing market, at least 95 of the protesters’ residences are worth approximately $500,000 or more. The median monthly rent for those living in apartments whose information is readily available is $1,850.” Hey, 99% is a state of mind. Ask Michael Moore. Just because you want to bring down the rotten capitalist system doesn’t mean you have to live like a commoner. Not until you get to Zuccotti Park, at least. By the way: 984 arrests in one month? Just imagine the firestorm if 9, 8, or even 4 Tea Partiers got arrested. And that’s just Occupy Wall Street! That’s not even counting all the raping and rioting and whatnot at other Occupations around the country. It’s getting tougher and tougher for the media to make these degenerates look good, which might be why they’ve whip-panned their cameras over to…

Reasons Why Liberals Suck

Reasons Why Liberals Suck: Today's reason why liberals suck: liberals and conservatives have all sorts of views on tax reform, but liberals think we ought to be giving MORE of our money to the government, and that's never a good thing.

Reasons Why Liberals Suck

Reasons Why Liberals Suck

Asymmetrical Information: Communism really does suck

Asymmetrical Information: Communism really does suck

Welcome to Democrats SUCK!

Welcome to Democrats SUCK!

Pepsi is manufacturing new bottles that are made entirely of plant material. - OMG Facts - Your Mind. Blown.

Pepsi is manufacturing new bottles that are made entirely of plant material. - OMG Facts - Your Mind. Blown.

Michelle Malkin » Live from Occupy Oakland: Window smashing, vandalism, and more

Michelle Malkin » Live from Occupy Oakland: Window smashing, vandalism, and more

Regulatory capture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Regulatory capture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Columnists - NY Daily News

Columnists - NY Daily News






The left’s war on self-reliance: Hard work, not higher taxes, will save the American economy

Wealth redistribution removes the necessity and desire to become self-reliant

Wednesday, November 2 2011, 2:31 AM

Taxing the rich, as Occupy Wall Street would like to do, will not help the American economy.
Marcus Santos for the New York Daily News
Taxing the rich, as Occupy Wall Street would like to do, will not help the American economy.

The argument that Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, have been having for decades hasn’t changed much. And now, though muddled and overly-caffeinated, it’s the same argument being taken up by the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. Take away the name-calling and vitriol, and what you’re left with is a simple truth: Both sides fundamentally believe that the other improperly understands and applies economics.

For the right, a free market with little government intervention will produce the most prosperity for everyone — an idea broadly known as Reaganomics, for its most famous champion. And for the left, the government should play a significant role in redistributing wealth among the less fortunate. Or as then-candidate Obama memorably said in 2008, “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

The policy debates are endless — and often pointless. My own personal experience, however, indicates that the left’s demonization of the rich, which is suddenly back in vogue, threatens a fundamental American value.

I moved a lot as a kid. And when I was in the sixth grade, we left the historic, tony enclaves of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Massachusetts for the sprawling subdivisions of suburban Detroit, where what little money we had suddenly went a lot further. In the blink of an eye, I went from a small, third-floor apartment behind the YMCA to a four bedroom colonial with a two-car garage and a giant backyard big enough for the puppy I always wanted.

I also, for the first time, attended a private school. Detroit Country Day was one of the best in the country, and I loved it. I thrived on the personal attention, the state-of-the-art facilities, the competitive athletic programs and the college-like learning environment. In that first year, I got excellent grades, met teachers who became mentors and had great friends. Life for this peripatetic 11-year-old was suddenly good.

But the next year, money was tighter, and my parents weren’t sure they could afford the tuition again. Mom tearfully broke the news to me over the summer, but she promised to do what she could to send me back. And so rather than pull me out of yet another school, and one that I was excelling in, my mother made the dean an offer. If he let me continue there, she’d work in the library, the cafeteria, the school store. She’d clean classrooms if he wanted.

My parents eventually got the money together to send me back to Country Day, and though sincere, my mother didn’t have to make good on her offer. But that glimpse into my parents’ dedication and work ethic was, for me, momentous.

In addition to teaching me the obvious — that life is certainly easier with money than without — it also burned into my brain the nobility of self-sacrifice, the richness of a parent’s love and the importance of a good education. My future was, for my college-educated mother, worth scrubbing floors for.

And in that one moment, I learned so much about life — what it truly meant to be a parent, the value of hard work, that nothing is handed to you and that being self-reliant and self-sufficient is real freedom and tangible currency. That moment of struggle, hard though it was, became an opportunity for my parents to pass on a life-shaping lesson.

So I come to the many flaws in the logic of the economic policies espoused by the Wall Street occupiers, President Obama and many Democrats who believe that the federal government should decide where your hard-earned money goes and that the top 1% should support everyone else.

For one, the rich already pay their share. According to the Heritage Foundation, in 2008 the top 1% of income earners paid 38% of all federal income taxes, while the bottom 50% paid only 3%.

But more importantly, wealth redistribution removes the necessity and desire to become self-reliant. And it strips away an important opportunity. If you take that agency away from parents and replace it with the assertion that the government or other taxpayers will take care of one’s family, then invaluable life lessons aren’t passed on.

That’s the psychological impact — and tragedy — of Obama’s class war on America’s upper class.

It would have been a lot easier for my parents had they been wealthy when they were raising me. But they weren’t, and they had to work hard. I’m glad they did. It’s a lesson I hope I have the opportunity to pass on to my kids, too.

secupp@redsecupp.com


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/columnists?columnist=S.E.+Cupp#ixzz1caDcuTBL

Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration | CNSnews.com

Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration | CNSnews.com

-csl,

"who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?"

STIVERS: Correcting Dodd-Frank - Washington Times

STIVERS: Correcting Dodd-Frank - Washington Times

Cafe Owner Says He Was Forced To Cut Staff By Nearly A Fourth Because Of 'Occupy' Protests | Fox News

Cafe Owner Says He Was Forced To Cut Staff By Nearly A Fourth Because Of 'Occupy' Protests | Fox News

It's Been Three Years

The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Colorado Voters Refuse Tax Hike

The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Colorado Voters Refuse Tax Hike: Proposition 103 would have raised the state income tax rate from 4.63 percent to 5 percent, and the state sales tax from 2.9 percent to 3 percent, and was expected to extract about $3 billion from Coloradoans over five years with the money earmarked for public education. The measure's supporters -- primarily teachers' unions -- outraised (and presumably outspent) its opponents by about 20-to-1.

Reporter Assualted While Asking Michael Moore about His Wealth at Occupy Portland | Red County

Reporter Assualted While Asking Michael Moore about His Wealth at Occupy Portland | Red County

Protests Go Violent, but Media Stay Syrupy | CNSnews.com

Protests Go Violent, but Media Stay Syrupy | CNSnews.com

It's Everybody Bomb Anybody Who Draws Mohammed Day in France! - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

It's Everybody Bomb Anybody Who Draws Mohammed Day in France! - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pelosi: Gov't Should Shut Down Plant Where Workers Refuse to Unionize - Nancy Pelosi - Fox Nation

Pelosi: Gov't Should Shut Down Plant Where Workers Refuse to Unionize - Nancy Pelosi - Fox Nation


Pillory Pelosi is an Evil-Communist
csl

Blog - The Debt End of Democrats’ Stimulus

Blog - The Debt End of Democrats’ Stimulus


National Debt to Eclipse GDP as Growth Remains Slow, But Democrats Prescribe More Failed Stimulus

  • A report out Monday suggested that U.S. national debt inched closer to eclipsing the nation's total GDP in October and is expected to surpass the GDP number in the next couple of months.

  • The milestone is especially significant given recent economic studies linking high debt levels to reduced national economic growth. Sure enough, there are plenty of signs that economic growth is occurring at a snail's pace, as job creators remain wary of the broader state of the economy.

  • Instead of pivoting away from the job-destroying policies that have made a bad economy worse, Democrats are getting in line behind even more failed stimulus that not only has no record of creating jobs but may also add to the national debt.

BACKGROUND

A report out Monday suggested that U.S. national debt inched closer to eclipsing the nation's total GDP in October and is expected to surpass the GDP number in the next couple of months:

"NATIONAL DEBT NEARS SIZE OF U.S. ECONOMY": "The news: The ever-escalating national debt will hit and then surpass the size of the entire U.S. economy -- an ignominious distinction previously achieved by the likes of Japan, Italy and Greece." (Richard Wolf, "National Debt Nears Size of U.S. Economy," USA Today, 10/29/2011)

U.S. DEBT TO SURPASS GDP WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS: "As a result, the gross national debt, which is what the federal government owes both to outside creditors and its own trust funds (notably Social Security), won't reach 100% of the economy for another month or two. It's a mere $14.9 trillion." (Richard Wolf, "National Debt Nears Size of U.S. Economy," USA Today, 10/29/2011)

TRANSLATION: U.S. GOVERNMENT ABOUT TO "OWE MORE THAN [WE] PRODUCE IN A YEAR": "A debt-to-GDP ratio of 98% is bad enough. It puts the U.S. closer to rarified territory -- countries that owe more than they produce in a year." (Richard Wolf, "National Debt Nears Size of U.S. Economy," USA Today, 10/29/2011)

The milestone is especially significant given recent economic studies linking high debt levels to reduced national economic growth. Sure enough, there are plenty of signs that economic growth is occurring at a snail's pace, as job creators remain wary of the broader state of the economy:

MAJOR ECONOMIC STUDY LINKED GOVERNMENT DEBT TO SLOWER ECONOMIC GROWTH: "The sharp run-up in public sector debt will likely prove one of the most enduring legacies of the 2007-2009 financial crises in the United States and elsewhere… Our main finding is that across both advanced countries and emerging markets, high debt/GDP levels (90 percent and above) are associated with notably lower growth outcomes… Seldom do countries simply ‘grow' their way out of deep debt." (Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff, "Growth in a Time of Debt," American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 12/31/2009)

GOLDMAN SACHS RESEARCH: "A DEFICIT-FINANCED BOOST WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A DRAG": "The eventual effect of sustained fiscal imbalance is slower growth and greater risk of a fiscal crisis. Our estimates suggest that a 10-point increase in the debt/GDP ratio lowers growth four years later by 0.2 percentage point, and increases the probability of a debt crisis by 2.5% in the aftermath of a financial crisis like the recent one. …

"Ultimately, what goes up must come down. In the case of the federal budget, this means that a deficit-financed boost to growth will eventually lead to a drag. While policymakers can try to smooth the transition by phasing in cuts and incorporating multi-year fiscal commitments, achieving a sustainable fiscal policy will inevitably be a painful but necessary process." (Jan Hatzius and Alec Phillips, "Fiscal Restraint: A Question of When, Not If," Goldman Sachs Global ECS U.S. Research, 3/2/2011)

AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES REMAIN:

"CHICAGO SURVEY SIGNALS SLOWER GROWTH": "The Chicago Business Barometer fell to 58.4 in October, the lowest reading since May, the Institute for Supply Management-Chicago said Monday. The barometer, also known as the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, had been at 60.4 in September. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires projected the business barometer would slip to 59.8 in October." (Howard Packowitz, "Chicago Survey Signals Slower Growth," The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/2011)

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME BELOW 2000 LEVELS: "One benchmark, income of the median household—meaning the one in the very middle of the middle—declined 3.2% to $53,518 during the 2007-2009 recession and fell a further 6.7% to $49,909 between June 2009 and June 2011, according to an analysis of monthly Census Bureau numbers. According to a study done by former Bureau staffer Gordon Green and others at data-crunching firm Sentier Research, the income of the typical American household, adjusted for inflation and in 2011 dollars, has dropped well below the January 2000 level ($55,836)." (Brenda Cronin, "Slow Recovery Feels Like Recession," The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/2011)

OUTPUT 3% LOWER THAN AT THE END OF 2007: "No recession since the Great Depression was deeper or longer than the most recent. It has taken two years for the nation's total output of goods and services to return to pre-recession levels, longer than after any recession since World War II. And on a per-capita basis, the Commerce Department said Thursday, output remains 3% lower than it was at the end of 2007." (Brenda Cronin, "Slow Recovery Feels Like Recession," The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/2011)

HOME PRICES HAVEN'T REBOUNDED AND 20% OF MORTGAGE HOLDERS OWES MORE THAN THE VALUE OF THEIR HOME: "As of June, home prices were 10.1% below mid-2009 levels. One in five mortgage borrowers has a loan bigger than the value of the underlying home." (Brenda Cronin, "Slow Recovery Feels Like Recession," The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/2011)

DROP IN INCOME IS ACROSS THE BOARD: "Education, once a reliable means to employment and earning power, has been no insurance against declining incomes during the recovery. Between June 2009 and June 2011, the median income of households led by high school graduates fell 8.2%, Sentier estimates. Households led by people with two-year associates degrees saw incomes fall even more: 11.2%. And even those led by individuals with bachelor's degrees were squeezed: down 5.9%."(Brenda Cronin, "Slow Recovery Feels Like Recession," The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/2011)

BLOOMBERG: 95% OF AMERICANS HOLD NEGATIVE VIEW OF ECONOMY, WORST SINCE RECESSION AND CLOSE TO A RECORD HIGH: (Timothy Homan, "Consumers in U.S. Are Most Negative on Economy Since Recession," Bloomberg, 10/27/2011)

Instead of pivoting away from the job-destroying policies that have made a bad economy worse, Democrats are getting in line behind even more failed stimulus that not only has no record of creating jobs but may also add to the national debt:

93 DEMOCRATS OFFICIALLY COSPONSORING STIMULUS 2.0: (Thomas.gov, Accessed 10/30/2011)

AND MORE DEMOCRATS MAY BE GETTING READY TO SIGN ON: "Well, the co-sponsorship is really not reflective of the widespread support that exists in the Democratic caucus and in the country for the American Jobs Act." (CNN's "State of the Union," 10/16/2011)

WHILE CBO ADMITS " ‘IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVE' STIMULUS CREATED JOBS": "SEN. TOOMEY: ‘I know it is your view that the recent huge increase in spending and the corresponding big deficits have generated more economic growth and more job creation that we would have had in the absence of those things. But surely you'd agree, that that essentially asks for a comparison to a counterfactual, and as such, it's completely impossible to prove?' DR. DOUGLAS ELMENDORF, director of the CBO: ‘Yes, that's right, senator.'" (Remarks from Doug Elmendorf, "CBO Agrees With Toomey: ‘Impossible to Prove' Stimulus Created Jobs," Real Clear Politics, 10/27/2011)

BIDEN TELLS CNN: "NOBODY" CAN SAY STIMULUS "DID NOT DO VERY GOOD THINGS" FOR THE ECONOMY: (CNN's "State Of The Union", 10/23/11)

WHITE HOUSE NO LONGER TALKING ABOUT JOBS "SAVED OR CREATED"—THE NEW LANGUAGE IS JOBS "SUPPORTED" BY STIMULUS: ("Teacher Jobs At Risk," The White House, October 2011)

News Transparency

News Transparency

» The Cost of Voting No on Ohio Issue 2: $1200 to $1500 Per School District Resident - Big Government

» The Cost of Voting No on Ohio Issue 2: $1200 to $1500 Per School District Resident - Big Government

New Website Attempts to Bring Transparency to Journalism

New Website Attempts to Bring Transparency to Journalism

UFCW Local Leaders Face Racketeering Charges

UFCW Local Leaders Face Racketeering Charges: NEW YORK — Three leaders of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 348 here were arrested last week and charged with racketeering, extortion, money laundering and witness tampering charges, according to federal officials.

Teacher Union Monopoly Bargianing Rules, teacher late 101 times and left early 47 times | The National Right to Work Committee®

Teacher Union Monopoly Bargianing Rules, teacher late 101 times and left early 47 times | The National Right to Work Committee®

Education Week: Standards: A Critical Need for K-16 Collaboration

Education Week: Standards: A Critical Need for K-16 Collaboration

AP Item on Chavez's Latest Land Seizure Illustrates What's Wrong With Press Reporting on Thug Regimes | NewsBusters.org

AP Item on Chavez's Latest Land Seizure Illustrates What's Wrong With Press Reporting on Thug Regimes | NewsBusters.org

AP Item on Chavez's Latest Land Seizure Illustrates What's Wrong With Press Reporting on Thug Regimes

In an unbylined item Sunday evening, the Associated Press informed readers that Venezuelan ruler Hugo Chavez, continuing a six-year campaign of agricultural land seizures, has ordered the expropriation of a huge swath of farmland from a British company, and unilaterally decided that any compensation which might occur will be paid in his country's own currency, over which the country's banks exercise strict repatriation controls.

The report frames the amount of land being seized in a way which will ensure that many readers won't appreciate its massive scope. More important, in something seen frequently in reports about authoritarian regimes, it treats the specific objections of opponents -- in this case, current landowners -- as arguments instead of observable and determinable facts. Here are several paragraphs from the report (bolds are mine):

Chavez orders more land taken from British firm

Venezuela's president on Sunday ordered the expropriation of 716,590 acres belonging to a British-owned company amid a disagreement over compensation for earlier takeovers of ranchland from the firm.

President Hugo Chavez announced the latest seizure after saying that Venezuela refuses to pay compensation in foreign currency to Agropecuaria Flora, a local subsidiary of the British company Vestey Group.

Chavez said the government had received a demand from the company that it be paid in dollars for the previous seizure of tens of thousands of acres. But the government insists in paying in bolivars, Venezuela's currency.

It's difficult for foreign companies operating in Venezuela to repatriate profits and other income in bolivars due to foreign currency controls in the South American country.

... Owners of large farms and cattle ranches have criticized the takeovers, arguing that Chavez's socialist-inspired policies have failed to boost agricultural production and made Venezuela increasingly dependent on imports of food from countries such as Brazil and Argentina.

How differently would a reader react if the AP had described Chavez's seizure as "over 1,100 square miles" (at 640 acres per square mile, it's actually 1,120 square miles) instead of in acres, which many if not most readers won't mentally convert? The land Chavez is seizing is over 90% of the size of Rhode Island, and 45% of the size of Delaware. What's more, if (emphasis if) the estimate of arable land in Venezuela per Google is correct at 2.85%) and if all land being seized is arable, the seizure would represent over 11% of all arable land in the entire country (arable land = 2.85% x 354,000 square miles = 10,089 arable square miles; 1,120 square miles seized divided by 10,089 arable square miles = 11.1%).

If he intends to pay at all, Chavez's preference to pay in bolivars would appear to be based on his ability to devalue the currency (which he has done), and its two-tiered nature, with separate rates for "essential" and "non-essential" goods. Whichever rate translates into fewer British pounds would clearly be the one he would intend to use.

The final excerpted paragraph uses a frequently employed technique in press coverage of authoritarian regimes. It is a fact that agricultural production did not rise appreciably in the first nine years (1998-2007) Chavez and his Bolivarian government took controlled the country (I could not find data for more recent years). It is also a fact that Venezuela's food imports have risen dramatically, from 40% of all food needs in 2000 to 70% in 2010. Yet the AP presents the objections of "owners of large farms and cattle ranches" as something they are "arguing," as if what they are asserting is debatable, instead of as something they are pointing to as facts and verifiable observations.

This "journalism" will even go to absurd levels such as what was seen here in late 2008 in a post about the AP's coverage of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: "critics blame Mugabe's policies for the ruin of what had been the region's breadbasket. Mugabe blames Western sanctions ..." -- as if the two competing assertions have equal value. No; one (Mugabe's policies ruining the country) is true; Mugabe's is false. It's not a violation of journalism to point that out.

As long as we get mush such as that cited in this post, everyday Americans' understanding of key developments around the world will be incomplete and erroneous. I would suggest that this may be the entire point.


Read more: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2011/11/01/ap-item-chavez-land-seizures-illustrates-whats-wrong-press-reporting-thu#ixzz1cQw7UUlJ

The two Americas of "World's Largest" and "Citizen Architect." - Indie Eye - Blogs - IFC.com

The two Americas of "World's Largest" and "Citizen Architect." - Indie Eye - Blogs - IFC.com

Obama Admin. Pushes for Islamic NATO

Obama Admin. Pushes for Islamic NATO

Resist Tyranny: Ten leadership lessons from Ronald Reagan

Resist Tyranny: Ten leadership lessons from Ronald Reagan

Border Battle: Mexican drug cartels operating in Colo. | 9news.com

Border Battle: Mexican drug cartels operating in Colo. | 9news.com

Monday, October 31, 2011

Homophobic Muslims want to ban Elton John concert « Creeping Sharia

Homophobic Muslims want to ban Elton John concert « Creeping Sharia: Members of an opposition Islamic party have called on Muslim-majority Malaysia to ban next month’s concert by Elton John, saying Tuesday that the gay singer promotes “hedonism”.








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Thomas: Establishment Clause Jurisprudence 'In Shambles' - The School Law Blog - Education Week

Thomas: Establishment Clause Jurisprudence 'In Shambles' - The School Law Blog - Education Week


America offers freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
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Va. Republicans condemn Loudoun GOP e-mail with image of Obama shot in the head - The Washington Post

Va. Republicans condemn Loudoun GOP e-mail with image of Obama shot in the head - The Washington Post

Breaking: Gunwalker documents released late today contradict Administration - National Conservative | Examiner.com

Breaking: Gunwalker documents released late today contradict Administration - National Conservative | Examiner.com

Men Who Lack Female Supervision But Press-On

Men Who Lack Female Supervision…But Press-On….


















4.07 It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester - Super-wiki

4.07 It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester - Super-wiki

Slash Fiction - Supernatural... Scary Just Got Sexy!

Slash Fiction - Supernatural... Scary Just Got Sexy!: Now it's your turn to listen. I'd sooner swim through hot garbage than shake hands with a bottom-feeding mutation like you. You demons are ugly, lazy, gold-digging whores. You're less than humans, and they're not good for much until you dip them in garlic sauce.

» Obama’s Secretary of Labor Calls out ‘Tea Baggers’ - Big Government

» Obama’s Secretary of Labor Calls out ‘Tea Baggers’ - Big Government

CRADLE OF FILTH - BORN IN A BURIAL GOWN LYRICS

CRADLE OF FILTH - BORN IN A BURIAL GOWN LYRICS

Resolution | The Official Lamb of God Site

Resolution | The Official Lamb of God Site

LAMB OF GOD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM RESOLUTION JANUARY 23rd 2012!! - Roadrunner Records UK

LAMB OF GOD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM RESOLUTION JANUARY 23rd 2012!! - Roadrunner Records UK

Term Limits - John Birch Society

Term Limits - John Birch Society

An Educated Electorate: The Long Term and Only Working Solution

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An Educated Electorate: The Long Term and Only Working Solution

When JBS Founder Robert Welch surveyed the situation in which America found itself in the mid-1950s, his extensive study and research led him to one overriding conclusion: America's deep-rooted problems were not new and they could only be overcome with an educated electorate.

Think about that for a minute. An electorate educated in the classical tradition of the Founding Fathers and having a respect for and duty to the Constitution and the rule of law would eliminate most of the national problems we have today. Of course, that's easier said than done, especially when most folks look for the quick fix as we are all accustomed to the digitally fueled world of instant gratification.

Robert Welch's solution included getting at least 500 constitutionalists actively educating opinion molders, community leaders, and other "pullers-at-the-oars" in each Congressional District. Great success has been had over the years in areas where this has been employed.

Think of being able to stop making the mistakes of the past from occurring in the present and future. History only repeats itself because of ignorance, but knowing these mistakes and implementing solutions based on the Constitution and free market principles can make all the difference.

Think of having constitutionally limited government: much less government with much less cost, balanced budgets, few and lower taxes, more take home pay for yourself or to spend on your family or your church, charities and community.

With limited government comes an ending of the Federal Reserve or at least competition to break the government's monopoly on money. No wild boom or bust business cycles, no inflationary measures. Rather, you're free to lead your life responsibly.

But to reach this, takes work. Are you continuously educating yourself and others with news from JBS, The New American and Liberty News Network? Studying the Constitution and understanding that if we ignore one part, then the whole is in jeopardy? Working with your Chapter and volunteer leaders on outreach programs and building a base of understanding with elected leaders? Taking advantage of the online schooling programs from FreedomProject Education for Grades 6-12? Reaching out to like-minded organizations and activists?

Boo! The Top 5 Most Terrifying, Sinister and Downright Creepy Ideas | Top Five | Big Think

Boo! The Top 5 Most Terrifying, Sinister and Downright Creepy Ideas | Top Five | Big Think

Hospital Tells Nurses: Assist Abortions or Be Fired - Abortion - Fox Nation

Hospital Tells Nurses: Assist Abortions or Be Fired - Abortion - Fox Nation

Halloween is a marxist/socialist satanic holiday

Halloween is a marxist/socialist satanic holiday

Grant Lawrence--Bodhi Thunder: From the Vault: Socialist Halloween

Grant Lawrence--Bodhi Thunder: From the Vault: Socialist Halloween:

But now I learn that Halloween is Socialist.

...Yes, sharing is admirable, but socialism isn’t and with the current administration peppered with socialists, I’m frankly sensitive to blanket “goodwill.” In Las Vegas, where poor urbanites fan out, comb the suburbs and, without saying “trick or treat,” assume compliance, Halloween has become a presumptuous shake-down. Message: it’s easier to dip into the pockets of strangers than to address the absence of candy on one’s block. How many dads, it makes me wonder, consider why it is they have to leave their neighborhood in order to fill their children’s sacks? In some cases, even “thank you” goes missing, replaced by the rush to rap the next door.

Thus, I abstain. Thomas Sowell once said, “The entitlement mentality has eroded the once common belief that you earned things, including respect, instead of being given them,” and Sowell is right. Yes, it’s one eve, and I’m loath to argue that because of Halloween generations of sluggards will decimate Capitalism, but it is in fact liberal....(source: canada free press)

Obama Orders FDA To Reduce Drug Shortages | Fox News

Obama Orders FDA To Reduce Drug Shortages | Fox News

Federal advisers endorse testing anthrax vaccine in children - The Washington Post

Federal advisers endorse testing anthrax vaccine in children - The Washington Post

US Cuts Off UNESCO Funding After Palestinian Vote | News | English

US Cuts Off UNESCO Funding After Palestinian Vote | News | English: The White House called UNESCO's decision "premature," saying it undermines the international community's goal of a comprehensive Middle East peace plan. Spokesman Jay Carney said the move is a distraction from the task of restarting direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, called the vote "deeply damaging to UNESCO."

Europe crisis fallout: MF Global goes bankrupt - Oct. 31, 2011

Europe crisis fallout: MF Global goes bankrupt - Oct. 31, 2011

Debts, Deficits, and Spending Cuts

Debts, Deficits, and Spending Cuts | LearnLiberty

Debts, Deficits, and Spending Cuts | LearnLiberty

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Trailer (No. 2) - IMDb

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Trailer (No. 2) - IMDb

The Book of Daniel (TV Series 2006) - IMDb

The Book of Daniel (TV Series 2006) - IMDb

CURL: The very angry first lady Michelle Obama - Washington Times

CURL: The very angry first lady Michelle Obama - Washington Times

Family Plot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Family Plot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The White Shadow (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The White Shadow (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Europe: "You Are Entering a Sharia Controlled Zone": Hezbollah Pitches Tent in Denmark :: Hudson New York

Europe: "You Are Entering a Sharia Controlled Zone": Hezbollah Pitches Tent in Denmark :: Hudson New York



A Muslim group in Denmark has launched a campaign to turn parts of Copenhagen and other Danish cities into "Sharia Law Zones" that would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic law.

The Danish Islamist group Kaldet til Islam (Call to Islam) says the Tingbjerg suburb of Copenhagen will be the first part of Denmark to be subject to Sharia law, followed by the Nørrebro district of the capital and then other parts of the country, the center-right Jyllands-Posten newspaper reported on October 17.

Call to Islam says it will dispatch 24-hour Islamic 'morals police' to enforce Sharia law in those enclaves. The patrols will confront anyone caught drinking alcohol, gambling, going to discothèques or engaging in other activities the group views as running contrary to Islam.

Integration Minister Karen Haekkerup told Jyllands-Posten "I consider this to be very serious. Anything that attempts to undermine our democracy, we must crack down on it and consistently so."

The Call to Islam group promotes Salafism, a fundamentalist sect within Sunni Islam that espouses a literalist reading of Islamic scriptures and adheres to a conservative and highly regulated puritan lifestyle.

Salafism also seeks the destruction of Western democracy, which is to be replaced by a Universal Islamic Caliphate, a worldwide Islamic theocracy regulated by Sharia law.

In a statement on its website, Call to Islam asks: "How can we [Muslims] claim to be followers of the Sunnah [principles established by the Islamic prophet Mohammed] and defend the best Deen [doctrines of Allah], when we prefer to live among the infidels, be subject to their laws, emulate them and fail to differentiate ourselves from their kufr [camp of unbelievers]? How can we claim to love Allah and His Messenger when we are embarrassed to call for Sharia? How can we be indifferent to the establishment of Allah's rule on Earth, which is a duty for every Muslim?"

The statement continues: "To work to establish the Caliphate is one of the biggest tasks of our time. And this task cannot be achieved unless we work collectively under an Emir [commander, general or prince]. Moreover, it is known that it is a duty to fight the evil that is prevalent everywhere around us. Man-made laws and rules are present today and it has now become a mandatory obligation for all Muslims to work collectively to rid the world of this great munkar [evil], democracy."

Denmark's TV2 public television recently filmed members of Call to Islam in downtown Copenhagen openly campaigning for the abolishment of democracy and calling on people not to vote in parliamentary elections that were held on September 15.

A video posted on the Call to Islam website asks: "Do you want to take part in establishing Sharia in Denmark? Or do you want to stand by? The choice is yours!"

Call to Islam in Denmark is emulating similar movements in other parts of Europe.

In Britain, for example, a Muslim group called Muslims Against the Crusades has launched a campaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls "Londonistan" – into independent Islamic states. The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Sharia law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence.

The Islamic Emirates Project names the British cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, as well as Waltham Forest in northeast London and Tower Hamlets in East London as territories to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.

In the Tower Hamlets area of East London (also known as the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets), for example, extremist Muslim preachers, called the Tower Hamlets Taliban, regularly issue death threats to women who refuse to wear Islamic veils. Neighborhood streets have been plastered with posters declaring "You are entering a Sharia controlled zone: Islamic rules enforced." And street advertising deemed offensive to Muslims is regularly vandalized or blacked out with spray paint.

In Belgium, a radical Muslim group called Sharia4Belgium recently established an Islamic Sharia law court in Antwerp, the country's second-largest city. Leaders of the group say the purpose of the court is to create a parallel Islamic legal system in Belgium in order to challenge the state's authority as enforcer of the civil law protections guaranteed by the Belgian constitution.

The Sharia court, which is located in Antwerp's Borgerhout district, is "mediating" family law disputes for Muslim immigrants in Belgium. The self-appointed Muslim judges running the court are applying Islamic law, rather than the secular Belgian Family Law system, to resolve disputes involving questions of marriage and divorce, child custody and child support, as well as all inheritance-related matters.

Unlike Belgian civil law, Islamic Sharia law does not guarantee equal rights for men and women; critics of the Sharia court say it will undermine the rights of Muslim women in marriage and education. Legal experts say the Islamic court will also undercut the Belgian state's ability to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of so-called honor crimes.

Sharia4Belgium says the court in Antwerp will eventually expand its remit and handle criminal cases as well.

In Germany, the spread of Islamic Sharia law is far more advanced than previously thought, and German authorities are "powerless" to do anything about it, according to a new book about the Muslim shadow justice system in Germany.

The 236-page book titled "Judges Without Law: Islamic Parallel Justice Endangers Our Constitutional State," which was authored by Joachim Wagner, a German legal expert and former investigative journalist for ARD German public television, says Islamic Sharia courts are now operating in all of Germany's big cities.

This "parallel justice system" is undermining the rule of law in Germany, Wagner says, because Muslim arbiters-cum-imams are settling criminal cases out of court without the involvement of German prosecutors or lawyers before law enforcement can bring the cases to a German court.

In France, Islamic Sharia law is rapidly displacing French civil law in many parts of suburban Paris. The 2,200-page report, "Banlieue de la République" (Suburbs of the Republic) says France is on the brink of a major social explosion because of the failure of Muslims to integrate into French society.

The report shows how the problem is being exacerbated by radical Muslim leaders who are promoting the social marginalization of Muslim immigrants in order to create a parallel Muslim society in France that is ruled by Sharia law.

In Spain, Salafi preachers in the north-eastern region of Catalonia have set up Sharia tribunals to judge the conduct of both practicing and non-practicing Muslims in Spain. They also deploy Islamic "religious police" in Lérida and other Catalan municipalities to monitor and punish Muslims who do not comply.

In one case, nine Salafists kidnapped a woman in Reus, tried her for adultery based on Sharia law, and condemned her to death. The woman just barely escaped execution by fleeing to a local police station.

In another case, a Salafi imam in Tarragona was arrested for forcing a 31-year-old Moroccan woman to wear a hijab head covering. The imam had threatened to burn down the woman's house for being and "infidel" because she works outside of the home, drives an automobile and has non-Muslim friends.

Back in Denmark, local politicians appear oblivious to the spread of Sharia law. In September, the city council of Copenhagen gave its final approval for the construction of the first official "Grand Mosque" in the Danish capital.

The mega-mosque will have a massive blue dome as well as two towering minarets and is architecturally designed to stand out on Copenhagen's low-rise skyline.

Unlike most mosques in Europe, which cater to Sunni Muslims, the mosque in Copenhagen pertains to Shia Islam. The mosque is being financed by the Islamic Republic of Iran and critics say that theocrats in Tehran intend to use the mosque to establish a recruiting center for the militant Shia Muslim group, Hezbollah in Europe.

The Copenhagen city council says that who pays for building the mosque is none of its concern. But the Copenhagen mosque is, in fact, being built bty Ahlul Beit Foundation, a radical Shia Muslim proselytizing and political lobbying group run by the Iranian government.

Ahlul Beit already runs around 70 Islamic centers around the world, and has as its primary goal the promoting of the religious and political views of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ahlul Beit is especially focused on spreading Islamic Sharia law throughout Europe including Denmark.

The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Fair Share? Remember, U.S. Tax Code Has Gotten More Progressive in '00s

The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Fair Share? Remember, U.S. Tax Code Has Gotten More Progressive in '00s

Occupy Wall Street has shined a spotlight on the "economic justice" discussion, while also making "fairness" something that politicians from both political parties are focusing on. Here's something the Occupiers should be highlighting.

The Bush tax cuts, a colloquial phrasing for two large pieces of tax reform legislation passed in 2001 and 2003, cut taxes across the board for everyone. What many on the Left now complaining about economic inequality and tax fairness either won't tell you or don't know is that these pieces of legislation made the tax code more progressive.

This is very important. While it's complicated to calculate average effective federal tax rates, the CBO has data dating to 2007, before the financial crisis, which has caused a little havoc with data. But check this out:

Poorest Americans have been the largest beneficiaries, on a percentage basis, of the Bush tax cuts. The lowest quintile went from a 6.4% average effective rate to a 4.0% average effective rate - a 40% tax cut. The top quintile went from a 28% to a 25.1% average effective rate - only a tax cut of 10%. Want a more regressive tax code? Repeal the Bush tax cuts!

That is sometimes what the Left advocates for. Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein made a hobbyhorse of pointing out that the budget deficit massively shrinks if Congress just fails to renew the rates put in place in 2001 and 2003. But what you won't hear is that this is a flattening of the tax code, a regression of rates and a massive hike for middle- to low-income taxpayers.

Meanwhile, there have also been calls to repeal the Bush cuts only on upper-income earners. That's a different proposal (one that wouldn't get us very close to closing the deficit), but keep this in mind when someone next tells you that the main beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts were rich people. It's just not true.

» Documents Reveal Federal Regulators Making More than $200k a Year - Big Government

» Documents Reveal Federal Regulators Making More than $200k a Year - Big Government

Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kris Humphries After 72 Days Of Marriage | Fox News

Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kris Humphries After 72 Days Of Marriage | Fox News: 72 Days

Morality (or Lack of It)- the Real Problem - Against Crony Capitalism

Morality (or Lack of It)- the Real Problem - Against Crony Capitalism

Sunday, October 30, 2011

ThinkProgress Selectively Edits Bill Gates to Misrepresent His Views on Taxing the Rich | NewsBusters.org

ThinkProgress Selectively Edits Bill Gates to Misrepresent His Views on Taxing the Rich | NewsBusters.org: One of the leading liberal propaganda outlets in the nation is the website ThinkProgress which specializes in selectively editing news reports and spreading misinformation to receptive media outlets from coast to coast.

TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter

TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter: "He wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Libertarian Party Tells Ron Paul to Come On Over - ABC News

Libertarian Party Tells Ron Paul to Come On Over - ABC News

Let kids gorge on Halloween candy, dentists say - TODAY Health - TODAY.com

Let kids gorge on Halloween candy, dentists say - TODAY Health - TODAY.com

Heidi Klum Dresses as a Corpse for Halloween : People.com

Heidi Klum Dresses as a Corpse for Halloween : People.com

Funny or Die - Funny Videos, Funny Pictures, and Funny Jokes

Funny or Die - Funny Videos, Funny Pictures, and Funny Jokes

Michael Lewis sees messy end for Greece | Reuters

Michael Lewis sees messy end for Greece | Reuters

Reminder: Joe Biden Is Not Only Offensive, He’s a Liar - HUMAN EVENTS

Reminder: Joe Biden Is Not Only Offensive, He’s a Liar - HUMAN EVENTS

Return of liar loans? - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet

Return of liar loans? - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet: Under the new mortgage refinancing plan announced by the White House, you don't need to prove any income to qualify. Sound familiar?

FORTUNE -- The much-written about federally sponsored mortgage refinancing program that started in 2009 fell far short of its aim to help 3 to 4 million homeowners refinance into a better mortgage. It hasn't worked out nearly as well as hoped, with 894,000 mortgages refinanced so far under the Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP).

The new plan from the administration should get a lot more homeowners into cheaper mortgages, but in doing so rewards the so-called liar loans that helped spawn this mess to begin with.

Liars and Fools - Forbes

Liars and Fools - Forbes




Biden: Obama Can't Win Without Florida

Biden: Obama Can't Win Without Florida

Christian Student Murdered By Muslim Classmates for Wearing a Cross: "The teacher nearly chocked by son and Muslim students joined in the beating" - Atlas Shrugs

Christian Student Murdered By Muslim Classmates for Wearing a Cross: "The teacher nearly chocked by son and Muslim students joined in the beating" - Atlas Shrugs

Thinking Clearly about Economic Inequality | Will Wilkinson | Cato Institute: Policy Analysis

Thinking Clearly about Economic Inequality | Will Wilkinson | Cato Institute: Policy Analysis

Long list of dangers ahead for global economy | Reuters

Long list of dangers ahead for global economy | Reuters

Welsh Dictionary Online Translation LEXILOGOS >>

Welsh Dictionary Online Translation LEXILOGOS >>

University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Dictionary

University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Dictionary

Dewiniaeth - Wicipedia

Dewiniaeth - Wicipedia

LSD Therapy for Alcoholism

LSD Therapy for Alcoholism

#OWS - Go Forth And Die

Perry Comes Out Strong On Fox News Sunday - Rick Perry - Fox Nation

Perry Comes Out Strong On Fox News Sunday - Rick Perry - Fox Nation

Brit pol hidden in mosque as protesting Muslims attack « Creeping Sharia

Brit pol hidden in mosque as protesting Muslims attack « Creeping Sharia

» Barack Obama Led #OccupyChicago – Circa 1988 - Big Government

» Barack Obama Led #OccupyChicago – Circa 1988 - Big Government

Amazon.com: Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism: Stanley Kurtz: Books

Amazon.com: Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism: Stanley Kurtz: Books

Obama Planned Chicago Burglary In 1988 at Pat Dollard

Obama Planned Chicago Burglary In 1988 at Pat Dollard

Early Snow Pelts East Coast, Cuts Power to 2.3 Million - WSJ.com

Early Snow Pelts East Coast, Cuts Power to 2.3 Million - WSJ.com

Occupy Denver tension escalates dramatically - Boston.com

Occupy Denver tension escalates dramatically - Boston.com

GOP, Democrats unable to bridge jobs bill divide

GOP, Democrats unable to bridge jobs bill divide

Internal Affairs: Steve Jobs' menu choices vetoed by White House - San Jose Mercury News

Internal Affairs: Steve Jobs' menu choices vetoed by White House - San Jose Mercury News: As detailed in Walter Isaacson's new authorized biography, "Steve Jobs," Jobs objected to the planned meal of shrimp, cod and lentil soup because it was "too fancy." In particular, he told Doerr to nix the dessert of cream pie with chocolate truffles. But the White House advance staff vetoed Jobs: The president, the aides told the caterer, likes cream pie.

Syria's President Assad: 'I live a normal life - it's why I'm popular' - Telegraph

Syria's President Assad: 'I live a normal life - it's why I'm popular' - Telegraph: Three thousand demonstrators have died fighting his rule, but - in an exclusive interview - Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria, tells Andrew Gilligan he will not go the way of Gaddafi

U.S. lacks pull at debt meeting | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

U.S. lacks pull at debt meeting | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Black holes surrounded by `dust clouds`

Black holes surrounded by `dust clouds`

Romney applies lessons learned last time around

Romney applies lessons learned last time around

Irish activist wins presidential election | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

Irish activist wins presidential election | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

China Pours Money Into Smart Grid Technology | EarthTechling

China Pours Money Into Smart Grid Technology | EarthTechling

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