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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Twitter / EyeOnPolitics: House votes to delay Obamacare ...

Twitter / EyeOnPolitics: House votes to delay Obamacare ...


50 Examples of Government Waste

50 Examples of Government Waste: Soaring government spending and trillion-dollar budget deficits have brought fiscal responsibility -- and reducing government waste -- back onto the national agenda. President Obama recently identified 0.004 of 1 percent of the federal budget as wasteful and proposed eliminating this $140 million from his $3.6 trillion fiscal year 2010 budget request. Aiming higher, the President recently proposed partially offsetting a costly new government health entitlement by reducing $622 billion in Medicare and Medicaid "waste and inefficiencies" over the next decade. Taxpayers may wonder why reducing such waste is now merely a bargaining chip for new spending rather than an end in itself.

Oklahoma senator calls out Congress for blowing money on 'fruity' grants | Fox News

Oklahoma senator calls out Congress for blowing money on 'fruity' grants | Fox News: One Washington lawmaker says the fiscal fight in DC needs to be refocused on millions of dollars being blown on new government grants that include everything from spending on social media for apples, Christmas tree initiatives and a YouTube video promoting the proper handling of watermelons. And that’s just this week alone.

“Lost in the back and forth this week regarding whether or not to shut down the government over ObamaCare was a real debate about all the other things that this bill will fund,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in a statement Friday.

Middle English Dictionary: R-Yogh

Middle English Dictionary: R-Yogh: Wroth, adj. wroth, fearful, S, C3, PP; wrað, S, S2, H; wroþer, comp., PP, HD; wrothe, adv., angrily, evilly, S, G; wroðliche, wrathfully, S2; wroðly, S2; wroðely, S2; wrathly, H. Comb.: wrothirhaile, calamity, WA. Phr.: to wraðer heale, to evil fortune, bad luck, S; to wroþer hele, PP.—AS. wráth.



Twitter / wizdom4you: If #Obamacare was so ...

Twitter / wizdom4you: If #Obamacare was so ...


Under Obamacare, Worse Is New Normal

Under Obamacare, Worse Is New Normal

A few years ago, after the publication of my book America Alone, an exasperated reader wrote to advise me to lighten up, on the grounds that “we’re rich enough to be stupid.” That’s to say, Western democracies and their citizens are the wealthiest societies ever known, and no matter how much of our energies are wasted on pointless hyper-regulation for the business class and multigenerational welfare for the dependency class and Transgender and Colonialism Studies for our glittering youth, we can afford it, and the central fact of our wealth will ensure that our fortunes do not change.

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WordPress Widgets « WordPress Codex

WordPress Widgets « WordPress Codex

Using RSS Widgets

There are two built-in WordPress RSS or Feed Widgets. The RSS Links displays a list of the links to various core WordPress feeds on your site for Posts and Comments. The RSS allows you to integrate an external feed source for content into a Widget area of your site, such as your Twitter account, Facebook posts, Google+ posts, or other blogs.
The RSS Links Widget offers the option to title the section and choose which type of feeds to offer to visitors to add to their feed reader. This widget does not display feed content, just the links to the feeds.
  1. Posts will displays the most recently published content in their feed reader.
  2. Comments displays the most recent comments in their feed reader.
  3. Posts and Comments displays a combination of both in their feed reader.
The visitor will typically click the link to add the feed to their feed reader.
The RSS Widget displays the most recently published content from any source with an active feed. This is an ideal way of integrating outside content into your site.
By default, WordPress RSS Widgets display the post title or the first 100 or so characters of a Tweet or long untitled post. These are either in the form of a link or features a link to the original source depending upon the feed's design and structure.
  1. Enter the RSS feed URL in the first form, copied from the source page for the content you wish to include in your sidebar or other widgetized space.
  2. Give the feed a title: This is optional and gives you the chance to showcase the source of the content.
  3. How many items would you like to display: By default, 10 are show, but you can choose from 1-20 posts.
  4. Display item content?: This allows you to show an excerpt of the content not just the title.
  5. Display item author if available?: If you wish to give credit to the original author of the content, check this to display the author.
  6. Display item date?: If available, the date of the original content will be shown.
You may add multiple RSS Widgets for incoming feeds to your WordPress sidebar and other widgetized areas of your site.


The PJ Tatler » Aren’t you glad we now have a ‘moderate’ president running Iran?

The PJ Tatler » Aren’t you glad we now have a ‘moderate’ president running Iran?: The world is so much safer with a moderate president of Iran that the US can talk to, don’t you think?

Of course, how the term “moderate” is defined is kind of tricky. Does it mean that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will allow women to show a little leg – at least an ankle? Maybe it means he wants to kill Jews more slowly than his predecessor? Perhaps he’s going to open Iran to western tourism?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter | CNS News

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter | CNS News: That means that in no quarter of any year since the Census Bureau first started tracking state and local tax revenues in 1962 have Americans paid more in each of these categories of state and local taxes then they did in the quarter that ran from April through June of 2013.


Philosopher king - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philosopher king - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Philosopher kings are the rulers of Plato's Utopian Kallipolis. If his ideal city-state is to ever come into being, "philosophers [must] become kings…or those now called kings [must]…genuinely and adequately philosophize" (The Republic, 5.473d).

Translation of "Rózsafa virít" by Szalóki Ági from Hungarian to English


Rózsafa virít

Rózsafa virít az ablakom alatt
néked küldöm minden levelét
rózsa levelén megírom neked azt
hogy a szívem mindíg a Tiéd

Nélküled az élet szomorú, akár a tél
nyár lehetne rögtön, ha Te hozzám jönnél

Rózsafa virít az ablakom alatt
néked küldöm minden levelét

Csöndes éjszakákon át
hallgatom a vágy dalát
hozzád kergetem
a lelkem sóhaját

Ide süt a Holdsugár
és egy tücsök muzsikál
arról hogy a szívem majdcsak
rád talál

Nélküled az élet szomorú, akár a tél
de nyár lehetne rögtön, ha Te hozzám jönnél

Rózsafa virít az ablakom alatt
néked küldöm minden levelét

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IRS Watchdog: $67M Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund - Fox Nation

IRS Watchdog: $67M Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund - Fox Nation

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter | CNS News

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter | CNS News: (CNSNews.com) - Revenues from state and local individual income taxes, general sales and gross receipt taxes, motor fuel taxes, motor vehicle taxes and taxes on alcoholic beverages each hit all-time highs in the second quarter of this year, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter | CNS News

Census: State and Local Income, Sales, Motor Fuel, Motor Vehicle, and Alcoholic Beverage Taxes Hit All-Time Highs in 2nd Quarter | CNS News



Glenn Beck: Common Core Is Turning America Into A Police State

Articles: Europe Declares the Welfare State Dead

Articles: Europe Declares the Welfare State Dead: With the Congress and the administration in full battle mode over implementing ObamaCare to convert the United States into a European welfare state, Dutch King Willem-Alexander gave a nationally televised speech to his nation's Parliament on September 16th declaring that the welfare state was dead. The message, written for the King by Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government, stated that current levels of state spending for unemployment benefits and subsidized health care are unsustainable amid Europe's ongoing economic malaise. With Moody's credit rating agency threatening to downgrade Dutch debt, the King announced that citizens soon will be expected to create their own social and financial safety nets with much less help from the state.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 4, Page 2

No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 4, Page 2

They clepe us drunkards and with swinish phrase
Soil our addition. And indeed it takes
From our achievements, though performed at height,
The pith and marrow of our attribute.
So oft it chances in particular men
That for some vicious mole of nature in them—
As in their birth (wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose his origin),
By the o'ergrowth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason,
Or by some habit that too much o'erleavens
The form of plausive manners—that these men,
Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect,
Being nature’s livery or fortune’s star,
Their virtues else (be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may undergo)
Shall in the general censure take corruption
From that particular fault. The dram of evil
Doth all the noble substance of a doubt
To his own scandal.

Macroeconomics/Inflation - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Macroeconomics/Inflation - Wikibooks, open books for an open world: In mainstream economics, the word “inflation” refers to a general rise in prices measured against a standard level of purchasing power. Previously the term was used to refer to an increase in the money supply, which is now referred to as expansionary monetary policy or monetary inflation. Inflation is measured by comparing two sets of goods at two points in time, and computing the increase in cost not reflected by an increase in quality. There are, therefore, many measures of inflation depending on the specific circumstances. The most well known are the CPI which measures consumer prices, and the GDP deflator, which measures inflation in the whole of the domestic economy.

The prevailing view in mainstream economics is that inflation is caused by the interaction of the supply of money with output and interest rates. Mainstream economist views can be broadly divided into two camps: the "monetarists" who believe that monetary effects dominate all others in setting the rate of inflation, and the "Keynesians" who believe that the interaction of money, interest and output dominate over other effects. Other theories, such as those of the Austrian school of economics, believe that an inflation of overall prices is a result from an increase in the supply of money by central banking authorities.


‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum | Video | TheBlaze.com

‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum | Video | TheBlaze.com

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