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Saturday, November 23, 2013

It’s time to admit Obama is a communist

It’s time to admit Obama is a communist: The media refuse, and the Republican Party is either too afraid or complicit (and I think it is more the latter), to call Obama what he is. Obama is a neo-Leninist communist, and it is time we not only understand that, but call him that. The proof is undeniable.

Vidak warns: Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Vidak warns: Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drinkT


The California Department of Water Resources announced this week that the Central Valley may only get five percent of the water it needs next year. -

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Moscow Bans Construction of New Mosques… | Weasel Zippers

Moscow Bans Construction of New Mosques… | Weasel Zippers: In an interview with the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday, Mr. Sobyanin said that Moscow has about two million foreign residents, the vast bulk of them migrant workers from former Soviet Central Asia who are mainly Muslim. The city’s economy “could not manage without them,” he admitted.

But he insisted that the vast throngs of Muslims who fill Moscow streets and wait, often for many hours, to enter the city’s few existing mosques are mostly people who come from outside the city limits and therefore have no right to be catered to.

“Muslim believers who come on religious holidays come from other regions. Between 60 and 70 percent of them are outsiders. We cannot provide for all comers. I think it’s not necessary,” Sobyanin said.

Poor Richard's News - Obamacare axes insurance of Florida family with 2 children who have cancer

Poor Richard's News - Obamacare axes insurance of Florida family with 2 children who have cancer: This story is heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time. A Gainesville, Florida family has been battling cancer with not one but two of their children. The Alford’s children each have a very rare form of cancer. Their son Hunter is due for his next round of chemo, but he is unable to get it because his insurance was cancelled due to changes under Obamacare.

White House Delays Second Round of Obamacare Signups…Until After the 2014 Midterm Elections | Video | TheBlaze.com

White House Delays Second Round of Obamacare Signups…Until After the 2014 Midterm Elections | Video | TheBlaze.com: Slafter said the Blue Cross Blue Shield plan offered through the Obamacare exchange she and her husband are considering costs $1,087 a month with a $6,000 deductible, while a Medica plan was $877 a month with a $12,700 deductible.

Both quotes are far more expensive that their current plan.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Well corner: Four major emotions

Well corner: Four major emotions: Four major emotions
Human born with feelings, that is our emotions. Emotions serve as warning signs of our well being. There are four major emotions, i.e. happy, sad, fear and angry.

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Twitter / freddoso: Institutional inertia is ...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fidel Castro’s greatest atrocities and crimes – Part 5 | Babalú Blog

Fidel Castro’s greatest atrocities and crimes – Part 5 | Babalú Blog: During the mid 1960s Fidel Castro's regime in Cuba created a system of labor camps euphemistically called "Military Units in Aid of Production," known better the Spanish acronym UMAP. By this time considerable opposition to the Cuban Revolution had developed and Castro, in order to maintain the stability of his rule, needed a mechanism whereby he could neutralize undesirables

Three Moirae by viruswithshoes on deviantART

Three Moirae by viruswithshoes on deviantART

Your shit cleansed me – everything you pissed on became my holy altars – all that you saw in the mirror and hated I loved with fatuous fervency – all that you left behind I took as my own – your trash my holy relics – your holy relics my idols – (and I’m more than just a little curious) about your leaving I went into mourning – I resurrected in my own body all the parts of yourself that you had killed – taking your fragments and repasting them into a whole matched only by the original (though the body is just a soul with a spark from the God whom you abandoned more than he ever abandoned you). Archangel more legend than man but a bit of both (with your halo slipping down with the touch of death and insect/incest and the void.. we are all merely atoms moving in the void, but true to Democritus you had enough of the void so that the matter moved only in empty space, except change and fire shall judge us all in the end, after all we share the same dreams in waking life.  Ariel in the cloven pine, jailed by the Sycorax of your hatred and memories and pain, you forgot that which lies outside of your own void, but I (prosperous) set you free on the merit of my own love and imagination but you went into the cloven pine as a man and I set you free only as a sprite little more than an idea powerful enough to change my world but not enough to change yours – did you know? Could you know? If you had known, could you have cared? How could I have changed the inevitable? One question after another; why you haunt me yet to this day though even the ashes have been cleared out and all this fire is my own perhaps if I burned hot enough I could snuff you out; you and the nightmares that never cease, waking me up with my eyes burning and my back aflame (the basic element of life is FIRE-LOGOS) never certain whether you were real or just a walking catalyst changing water to fire with every step – even in your destruction, and yet never quite finishing to the end (as if they’re all someone else’s atrocious stories) constant change, because I died when you killed and by that I was reborn brought to earth by desperation and wisdom (your halo slipping down) through you I lived and died and lived again finally actualizing this reality long after your memory discarded my face and my name (my words will transcend your life and everything I’ve seen and felt and lost and gained) the death of your god breathes life into mine.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service: In this paper, we demonstrate that university students who cheat on a simple task in a laboratory setting are more likely to state a preference for entering public service. Importantly, we also show that cheating on this task is predictive of corrupt behavior by real government workers, implying that this measure captures a meaningful propensity towards corruption. Students who demonstrate lower levels of prosocial preferences in the laboratory games are also more likely to prefer to enter the government, while outcomes on explicit, two-player games to measure cheating and attitudinal measures of corruption do not systematically predict job preferences. We find that a screening process that chooses the highest ability applicants would not alter the average propensity for corruption among the applicant pool. Our findings imply that differential selection into government may contribute, in part, to corruption. They also emphasize that screening characteristics other than ability may be useful in reducing corruption, but caution that more explicit measures may offer little predictive power.

Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins - Forbes

Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins - Forbes: As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin. If one anarchist has his way, it’ll soon be used to buy murder, too.


Kennedy wanted limited Government -- Not So with Obama

Kennedy wanted limited Government -- Not So with Obama: In his new book, JFK Conservative, Ira Stoll makes the point that in 1960 “the anti-Communist, anti-big government candidate was John F. Kennedy. The one touting government programs and higher salaries for public employees was Richard Nixon.”

Charles Krauthammer: Why liberals are panicked about Obamacare - The Washington Post

Charles Krauthammer: Why liberals are panicked about Obamacare - The Washington Post: The damage to the Obama presidency, however, is already done. His approval rating has fallen to 39 percent, his lowest ever. And, for the first time, a majority considers him untrustworthy. That bond is not easily repaired.

CNN: Obamacare "Success Story" Now Says She Can't Afford The Health Insurance | RealClearPolitics

CNN: Obamacare "Success Story" Now Says She Can't Afford The Health Insurance | RealClearPolitics: "Jessica Sanford was cited by the president as an Obamacare success story at a health care event he had here at the White House in the Rose Garden on October 21," says a reporter for CNN from the White House. "That of course being just last month. The 48-year-old single mom from Washington state purchased what she considered to be affordable health care, life-changing event, she said, on the Washington state health exchange. She decided she was so excited about this news, she wanted to write an e-mail to the president to say that this had really changed her life and that she was thankful for the Afforable Care Act. The president included her e-mail in his remarks to people on hand for the event. Here's a bit of what the president had to say."

Mini-skirts and rape in Colombia

Mini-skirts and rape in Colombia: An activist for a women's rights group holds a poster during the "March of Whores" to protest against discrimination and violence against women in Medellin April 6, 2013. The march is part of the SlutWalk protest movement which started after a police officer advised female students in Canada to "avoid dressing like sluts". The poster reads: "No slut". REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera


Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products | Business | theguardian.com

Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products | Business | theguardian.com: Paterson said he believed the food was safe but urged consumers to return products to the retailers. "The French authorities are saying they are viewing the issue as a case of fraud rather than food safety. Anyone who has these products in their freezer should return them to retailers as a precaution."

Sign Of The Times - Wal-Mart Launches Employee Food Drive | Zero Hedge

Sign Of The Times - Wal-Mart Launches Employee Food Drive | Zero Hedge: Because Wal-Mart does not pay decent wages to their employees, the rest of us end up with the bill. As you will see below, huge numbers of Wal-Mart employees end up on Medicaid and other government assistance programs. Meanwhile, those that control Wal-Mart continue to enjoy absolutely massive profits.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Obama PR blitz aims to convince people economy is improving | The Daily Caller

Obama PR blitz aims to convince people economy is improving | The Daily Caller: As unemployment soars and his signature health care plan pushes millions of Americans into greater financial hardship, President Barack Obama is attempting his most audacious feat of persuasion yet: convincing the American people that the economy is getting better.

But the president is getting a tough reception for his claims about reviving the American economy, and the claims themselves don’t bear up to scrutiny.

On Tuesday, Obama will deliver remarks at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council’s annual meeting. The address will be one of several verbal expeditions the president has made recently into the relentlessly hostile territory of America’s private economy, which has stagnated throughout his presidency.

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UnitedHealth drops thousands of doctors from insurance plans: WSJ - Yahoo News

UnitedHealth drops thousands of doctors from insurance plans: WSJ - Yahoo News: (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset by the company's other healthcare business. The company also reported spending more healthcare premiums on medical claims in the third quarter, due mainly to government cuts to payments for Medicare Advantage services.

Yarrow (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yarrow (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Yarrow: An Autumn Tale is an urban fantasy novel by Charles de Lint, set in 1980s Ottawa. A fantasy writer has a secret source of inspiration: when she dreams, she visits a world where magic is real. Unknown to her, a supernatural predator who feeds on dreams is feeding on her and destroying that world.

Dune (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dune (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Zen

Early in his newspaper career, Herbert was introduced to Zen by two Jungian psychologists.[29] Throughout the Dune series and particularly in Dune, Herbert employs concepts and forms borrowed from Zen Buddhism.[30] The Fremen are Zensunni adherents, and many of Herbert's epigraphs are Zen-spirited.[31] In "Dune Genesis" he wrote:

What especially pleases me is to see the interwoven themes, the fuguelike relationships of images that exactly replay the way Dune took shape. As in an Escher lithograph, I involved myself with recurrent themes that turn into paradox. The central paradox concerns the human vision of time. What about Paul's gift of prescience-the Presbyterian fixation? For the Delphic Oracle to perform, it must tangle itself in a web of predestination. Yet predestination negates surprises and, in fact, sets up a mathematically enclosed universe whose limits are always inconsistent, always encountering the unprovable. It's like a koan, a Zen mind breaker. It's like the Cretan Epimenides saying, "All Cretans are liars."[20]

The Way of All Flesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Way of All Flesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler that attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general reaction against Victorianism.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Way of All Flesh twelfth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century

The Worm Ouroboros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Worm Ouroboros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Worm Ouroboros is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric Rücker Eddison, first published in 1922. The book describes the protracted war between the domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an imaginary world that appears mainly medieval and partly reminiscent of Norse sagas.

D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix - The Washington Post

D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix - The Washington Post: A day after he questioned President Obama’s decision to unwind a major tenet of the health-care law and said the nation’s capital might not go along, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired.

White was called into a meeting Friday afternoon with one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s (D) top deputies and told that the mayor “wants to go in a different direction,” White told The Washington Post on Saturday.

Reuters Investigates - UNACCOUNTABLE: The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping

Reuters Investigates - UNACCOUNTABLE: The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping: "Too often, a soldier who has a problem with his or her pay can wait days, weeks or even months to get things sorted out," Democratic Senator Thomas Carper of Delaware, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in an email. "This is simply unacceptable."

Reuters Investigates - UNACCOUNTABLE: The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping

Reuters Investigates - UNACCOUNTABLE: The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping: “AMALGAM OF FIEFDOMS”

No one can even agree on how many of these accounting and business systems are in use. The Pentagon itself puts the number at 2,200 spread throughout the military services and other defense agencies. A January 2012 report by a task force of the Defense Business Board, an advisory group of business leaders appointed by the secretary of defense, put the number at around 5,000.

“There are thousands and thousands of systems,” former Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England said in an interview. “I’m not sure anybody knows how many systems there are.”

Gun control supporter threatens to kill Colorado recall activists | Capitol City Project

Gun control supporter threatens to kill Colorado recall activists | Capitol City Project: A supporter of Colorado State Senator, and gun control champion, Evie Hudak was captured on video threatening to “go home and get a gun and come back and kill” recall activists as they tried to gather signatures for a new recall effort against Ms. Hudak.


“Walking Dead” grumble thread: Noted psychotic emerges as show’s most sympathetic character « Hot Air

“Walking Dead” grumble thread: Noted psychotic emerges as show’s most sympathetic character « Hot Air: Spend too much time around the Governor and he’ll try to kill you. Spend too much time around Rick and you’ll want to kill yourself.

You’re better off taking your chances with Eyepatch, no?


Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Tackles Councillor, Loses More City Powers

Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Tackles Councillor, Loses More City Powers

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Obama’s ACA “Fix” Stuns DC, Nation | Via Meadia

Obama’s ACA “Fix” Stuns DC, Nation | Via Meadia: This miscalculation is sadly entirely consistent with the long series of miscalculations this President has made about health care going back all the way to 2010. Obama is in trouble because he did not fully understand the interplay of forces in the American health care system, and is trying to reform it via a clumsy set of fixes, off-sets, mandates and subsidies. Imposing a new and even less well-considered decree is not going to end his troubles.

You’ve Been Eating Apples Wrong & it May be Costing the U.S. Billions | TheBlaze.com

You’ve Been Eating Apples Wrong & it May be Costing the U.S. Billions | TheBlaze.com: “The core is a product of society,” Hamblin writes. “There is a fin fibrous band, smaller in diameter than a pencil and not bad to the taste. If you eat your apple vertically, it is not noticeable.

Hamblin adds in his story that the cost of discarding apple cores adds up.
“If each of us eats an apple a day, as we all do, and we are all wasting 30 percent of our apples at $1.30 per pound, that’s about $42 wasted per person per year—which is $13.2 billion annually, thrown in the trash or fed to pigs,” he writes.



neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Obamacare lie #…well, I’ve lost count of the number

neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Obamacare lie #…well, I’ve lost count of the number: Democrats continue to spin all the plan cancellations as being much ado about nothing: hardly anyone was affected, and those that were affected were silly stupidheads with plans only a dodo-brain would have bought, and from which the ever-helpful Democrats tried to save them.

Kristen Powers is a Democrat, too. But she’s not buying the party line, because she happens to be one of those people whose plan was cancelled, and she’s no stupidhead:

"My blood pressure goes up every time they say that they’re protecting us from substandard health insurance plans,” Powers told Bret Baier. “There is nothing to support what they’re saying.”

“I have talked to about how I’m losing my health insurance,” she continued. “If I want to keep the same health insurance, it’s going to cost twice as much. There’s nothing substandard about my plan.”

“All of the things they say that are not in my plan are in my plan,” Powers lamented. “All of the things they have listed — there’s no explanation for doubling my premiums other than the fact that it’s subsidizing other people. They need to be honest about that.”

Osho E-Books

Osho E-Books: Communism and zen Fire, zen Wind Download in PDF
Talks given from 30/01/89 pm to 05/02/89 pm, English Discourse series, 7 Chapters, Year published: 1989
Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind Introduction : In the presence of a TV crew from the USSR, and almost a year before the walls of Eastern Europe crumble, Osho offers a unique appraisal reappraisal of Soviet Communism. From Socialism to Communism to Anarchism, Osho takes the reader on an historical journey paved with misunderstandings and false hopes, carefully teasing out the one missing ingredient in that extra-ordinary experiment. Osho anticipates Gorbachev's Noble Prize and gives a prescient warning about the tragic effects that supporting his plans will have on Soviet Russia. Osho also exposes how the US is already orchestrating its own ultimate downfall...all subtly entwined with Zen anecdotes and a dazzling selection of haikus.

Kazakhstan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kazakhstan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: After decades of religious suppression by the Soviet Union, the coming of independence witnessed a surge in expression of ethnic identity, partly through religion. The free practice of religious beliefs and the establishment of full freedom of religion led to an increase of religious activity. Hundreds of mosques, churches, synagogues, and other religious structures were built in the span of a few years, with the number of religious associations rising from 670 in 1990 to 4,170 today

Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor | TheHill

Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor | TheHill: Upton’s bill would allow insurance companies to offer the less expensive, limited plans that do not meet all of the more stringent requirements under ObamaCare.

Millions of people have been told their existing plans have been or will be canceled, and the GOP bill is meant to address that.

Texas Voter Participation Skyrockets Under New ID Law : Personal Liberty™

Texas Voter Participation Skyrockets Under New ID Law : Personal Liberty™: But a recent amendment ballot in Texas could be an early indication that those kinds of fears are unfounded. Texas voters went to the polls on Nov. 5 to approve nine amendments to the State constitution (all nine measures passed), and voter turnout — even among Hispanics — trounced that of a similar series of measures that came before voters in 2011.

Loans subsidize ObamaCare | TheHill

Loans subsidize ObamaCare | TheHill: Recent speeches by Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander highlight a connection that has yet to be reported in the media and is yet to be understood by the young people struggling with high interest rates in the hopes of financing their college education.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, $8.7 billion of the money collected in student loan interest payments actually goes to pay for ObamaCare. The CBO estimates that the interest rate on these loans could be reduced from 6.8 percent to only 5.3 percent were the funds not used to subsidize the healthcare reform law and other federal programs.

Twitter / GovWaste: Does a 60-year old woman need ...

Twitter / GovWaste: Does a 60-year old woman need ...

Thomas Sowell: Three Questions That Destroy Most Liberal Ideas | Necessary and Proper Gov't

Thomas Sowell: Three Questions That Destroy Most Liberal Ideas | Necessary and Proper Gov't: Dr. Sowell shares something very interesting near the end, that can be put to practical use by all conservatives in our daily political conversations and blogosphere exchanges:

“I’ve often said there are three questions that would destroy most of the arguments on the left.

The first is: ‘Compared to what?’

The second is: ‘At what cost?’

And the third is: ‘What hard evidence do you have?’

Now there are very few ideas on the left that can pass all of those…”

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