Saturday, August 20, 2011
By The Daily Mail
-Golf course for a round of foursomes
-First Lady arrives with daughters on separate government jet just a few hours before her husband
-Says politics is holding back the country in radio address on Saturday
-New poll shows only 11 per cent of Americans are happy with conditions
-Sarah Palin calls Obama 'tone deaf" for continuing with his vacation at $50,000-per-week farm house
Here’s a list of new actions diagram the concern of North Texas law enforcement. List gathered on Aug. 10, 2011.
$10K Worth of Copper Stolen
Garland military are seeking for a think held on camera hidden copper from the Garland Power and Light Company. He stole $10,000 value of copper from the company’s storage area. Anyone with data about the crime can meeting the Garland Crime Stoppers hotline at 972-272-8477.
Search Continues For Auto Zone Burglar
Dallas Police Burglary Detectives are asking is to public’s benefit in identifying the person (pictured correct in action) who is presumably accountable for up to 7 burglaries at assorted South Dallas Auto Zone Stores. The offenses proposed in April 2011, and are believed to have been committed by the same burglar. He always breaks the front potion to the business, enters and exits inside of a minute, rapidly receiving what he can bring and flees on foot. Anyone with data about the think or these offenses is asked to meeting the Southeast Investigative Section at 214-670-0112.
Group Up In Arms Over “Da Hood”
The Fort Worth Tarrant County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is anxious about the name of a dilemma store in easterly Fort Worth. here .
Toddler Left Outside in Heat
Three people were arrested Tuesday after a toddler was found alone in the heat. Police were called to a home in Midlothian after someone speckled the youngster outside. here .
By Frances Martel, Mediaite
While his show may be the newest on MSNBC, Al Sharpton is already proving he isn’t afraid of booking guests that disagree with him. That led to fairly loud debate last night, where Dallas Tea Party leader Phillip Dennis fielded Sharpton’s outraged questions about his movement– questions that seemed to either undermine Mitt Romney or dismiss the whole movement– and was led to conclude Sharpton “fears” the Tea Party.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Silicon Valley war a sign of hope in an fragile US economy
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A person's political beliefs might be influenced by both heredity and environment. A 2010 survey by scientists at Harvard and at The University of California at San Diego suggests that liberalism is at least partially explained by a genetic predisposition toward seeking out new experiences. The study found a positive correlation between presence of the 7R variant of the DRD4 gene, a dopamine receptor gene, and a person's tendency to hold liberal views, but only in connection with having a 'large social network', defined in the survey as having more than ten friends in high school. 
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
DEVELOPING: Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating | LaborUnionReport.com
DEVELOPING: Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating
August 16th 2011 · 0 Comments
This is a developing story as police are still investigating the shooting of a non-union business owner, John King, by what appears to be a union assailant.
With around 25 employees, John King owns one of the largest non-union electrical contracting businesses in the Toledo, Ohio area. As a non-union contractor, his business happens to be doing well at a time when unions in the construction industry are suffering. This, it seems, has made the usual animosity unions have for him even greater, making him a prime target of union thugs. So much so, that one of them tried to kill him last week at his home.
John King didn’t plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all he’s ever wanted to do is work at something he loves doing and be successful at it—something that most normal Americans would call ‘The American Dream.’
After high school and some college, Mr. King briefly worked for an IBEW contractor before being drafted into the military. Following his service in the early 70s, King became his own boss by going into business as the youngest electrical contractor in Toledo.
Over the years, King Electrical Services had always been a small business. However, during the Great Recession, King’s business has actually improved as his union competitors have priced themselves out of work.
Unfortunately, being a non-union electrical company, King has always been on the radar of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In fact, in 2006, he won a significant case against the IBEW at the US Court of Appeals, after the union had improperly promised his electricians jobs on union sites if they voted the union into King’s company.
Since he’s been in business, in addition to the legal battles and verbal abuse, King’s company has been vandalized and threatened on numerous occasions.
“Back then, it was nothing to have to regularly buy a new set of tires.” King said during a telephone interview on Tuesday. “The ice pick was the weapon of choice.”
Until Wednesday, the worst of the union attacks on King and his business came in the mid-eighties during the UAW strike at AP Parts. During a lull during the lengthy strike, King’s business was picketed by more than 50 IBEW picketers. This was at a time when he only had eight or nine employees. One of his employees, whose car was trashed by the union picketers, was also beaten up by IBEW thugs.
Unfortunately, the vandalism has never stopped. This year alone, he’s had to report three incidents of damage to police. This doesn’t include the incidents of stalking he and his men have to go through while they’re working.
In one incident earlier this year, rocks were thrown through the front windows of his shop, one of which had the word “kill” written on it.
Last Wednesday, however, the attacks on Mr. King became much more serious when he was awakened late in the evening at his home in Monroe County, Michigan and saw that the motion lights in his driveway had come on. When he looked out his front window, he saw a figure near his SUV and went outside.
As soon as he got outside his front door, King yelled at the individual who was crouched down by King’s vehicle. As soon as King yelled, the suspect stood and, without hesitation, fired a shot at Mr. King.
Luckily for King, as he yelled, he also stumbled. If it weren’t for that, however, John King’s injuries might have been much, much worse. In fact, he might have been killed.
Upon scrambling back into his house, King got to his cell phone and called 911. However, due to the pain in his knees and shoulder from falling, King was unaware that he had been shot in the arm.
At first, King thought that his assailant was merely trying to break into his vehicle. Little did he know, however, that the perpetrator was targeting him–because of his non-union company.
The night of the shooting, police recovered a shell casing from a small caliber handgun. In addition to the shell casing, police also found a Swiss Army knife that police say was likely going to be used to slice the tires on King’s SUV.
While neither the police, nor Mr. King can say which union was behind the attack, it is very clear by the word ‘scab’ scrawled on his SUV that it the attack was union-related.
“The police have been very thorough,” King says. “I cannot praise the Monroe County Sheriff’s department enough.”
The Monroe County Sheriff’s office is encouraging anyone with information to call 734-240-7530.
In addition, Mr. King is offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Below is a news clip from WTOL11:
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Is wild boar a domesticated pig?
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Wild Boar Population on the Rise in New York
Monday, August 15, 2011
By Erica Getto
In the past five years, the population of wild boar in New York state and across the East Coast has slowly increased, leading to a spike not only in sightings but also in consumption of the swine.
- Wild boar is delicious! It’s very good, very good to eat. I think people should go out, and they should hunt them, and they should come home and cook them and throw a big party and feed all their friends wild boars.— Field & Stream Editor Anthony Licata
According to Paul Curtis, Natural Resources Professor at Cornell University, anywhere from 40 to 200 wild boar are currently populating the state, and the number will steadily increase if the non-native species is not properly removed.
“Hogs have been seen in most southern tier counties along the [Pennsylvania] border, along with Cortland and Onondaga Counties,” Curtis said.
He added that wild boar are thought to have entered the state in two distinct ways: by escaping from captive breeding facilities and shooting preserves, and by migrating into New York from Pennsylvania, where they breed in over 18 counties.
Most media attention on the swine has gravitated towards the wild boar's aggressive nature. But Field & Stream Editor Anthony Licata identified a more pressing problem with the population’s presence.
“Wild boars have a reputation for being dangerous and there’s some truth to that,” he said. “But...it’s more of a concern of the impact that they’re going to have on native wildlife and plants. They don’t have traditional predators and everything else that is supposed to be here has not evolved with them, so they can really throw things out of balance.”
Professor Curtis seconded Licata’s concerns, citing “damage to crops, potential disease transmission to livestock and attacks to people or pets” as the main impacts of the swine’s intrusion. Of 27 captured hogs tested for pseudorabies in 2010, two tested positive.
And yet despite its increasingly noticeable presence, the population is still small enough to eradicate. That's one of the goals of the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Damage Management. In 2010, Curtis said that the unit inaugurated an “active hog removal program funded by grant dollars.”
Hunting the animal is also legal in New York state, as long as the boars’ meat is not sold for commercial purposes.
“Wild boar is delicious!" said Licata, of Field & Stream. "It’s very good, very good to eat. I think people should go out, and they should hunt them, and they should come home and cook them and throw a big party and feed all their friends wild boars."
He added one wild boar would feed a family for some time.
“You kill a wild boar and you have a lot of meat in your freezer," he said. "And as I said before, they’re delicious.”
The wild boar has a reputation for being difficult to capture. But Curtis warned of the risks associated with not reigning in the state's wild boar population.
“Every other state with hogs lost this battle in a few years," he said. "Hogs are too smart and prolific. We have a few years where eradication is still feasible, then the opportunity will be lost.”
Restaurants in the city with wild boar currently on the menu include 508 GastroBrewery (slow braised wild boar with cider and marsala wine and pici noodles), Bar'Rique (cured wild boar cacciatorini) and Apizz (lasagna with a sauce of wild boar).
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The Best and the Rightest
A new generation of conservative women is stepping forward to dis feminists and cheer low taxes, guns, and motherhood. Nina Burleigh reports on how these “Baby Palins” are going to reshape the 2012 presidential election
The Treasury And The Federal Reserve
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The Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, established in 1789, is the older institution. While the Department of the Treasury is perhaps best known for its role in collecting taxes and managing government revenue, its official mission is to "serve the American people and strengthen national security by managing the U.S. government's finances effectively, promoting economic growth and stability and ensuring the safety, soundness and security of the U.S. and international financial systems."
To accomplish its mission, the Department provides economic advice to the president and works with other federal institutions to "encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic crises." The Department of the Treasury is also responsible for printing currency and minting coins. (For further background reading on the U.S. Treasury, see What Fuels The National Debt?)
The Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve System was established in 1913. It serves as the central bank of the U.S., with a mandate to "keep our money valuable and our financial system healthy." Its primary method of accomplishing this task is through its influence on monetary policy. (To learn more, read Formulating Monetary Policy.)
This effort involves ensuring that lenders and borrowers have access to money and credit. It also involves balancing the access to money through adjustments to the discount rate and federal funds rate in order to keep inflation in check. (To learn more about the Federal Reserve, see our Federal Reserve tutorial and How The Federal Reserve Was Formed.)
Managing Government Funds
The Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve work together in an effort to maintain a stable economy. The Federal Reserve serves as the government's banker, processing transactions, such as accepting electronic payments for Social Security taxes, issuing payroll checks to government employees and clearing checks for tax payments and other government receivables.
The Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury also work together to borrow money when the government needs to raise cash. The Federal Reserve issues U.S. Treasury securities and conducts Treasury securities auctions, selling these securities on behalf of the Department of the Treasury. Examples of Treasury securities include:
The Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury are also linked in another way. The Federal Reserve is a nonprofit company. After their expenses are paid, any remaining profits are paid to the Department of the Treasury. The Department of the Treasury then uses that money to fund government spending. It's a relationship that produces a considerable amount of money. The Federal Reserve System contributed in excess of $29 billion to the Treasury in 2006, according to the Federal Reserve Board (FRB). So, the Federal Reserve not only helps to make and implement policies, it also serves as the government's bank and generates a portion of the revenue used to fund the country's activities.
When times are tough, the two entities help to formulate and put in place economic policies designed to stimulate the economy by reducing interest rates and making more money available to banks and consumers. (Read more in The Federal Reserve's Fight Against Recession.)
When a decision is made to issue tax rebates, the Department of the Treasury is responsible for taking money out of the Federal Reserve and putting it into the hands of consumers. Consumers, in turn, spend the money. Through their spending, they funnel money into the economy, resulting in increased sales of consumer goods and increased employment to create those goods.
Bailing Out Companies
The Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury can also work in concert to help support government-sponsored enterprises, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When these entities run into financial trouble, the Federal Reserve can provide access to funds at a discounted borrowing rate, while the Department of the Treasury can increase the line of credit that it makes available and even purchase stock in the entities. (For further reading, see Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?)
The assistance they provide can also be extended to non-governmental corporations. The near collapse of investment bank Bear Stearns in 2008 is one such example. Officials from the two entities loaned around $29 billion in taxpayer funds to facilitate JP Morgan's purchase of Bear Stearns. While the U.S. government initiated the bailout as a Federal Reserve-led action, any losses incurred would come out of the Treasury's funds. Similar government-sponsored bailouts of non-governmental corporations took place in the airline industry in 2001, the savings and loan industry in 1989 and at Chrysler Corporation in 1979. (For further reading about Bear Stearns, see Dissecting The Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse.)
Partners in Protection
While the Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury are separate entities, they work closely together. The partnership seeks to take action at the macro level, for example, by addressing economic weakness through economic stimulus, and at the micro level, by saving failing corporations to blunt the impact their financial troubles would have on the economy. In this way, both entities seek to protect the economy of the U.S.
AFDI Unveils Threats to Freedom Index
NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national human rights and advocacy organization has published a list of groups that are the foremost threats to freedom in the United States today.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), one of the nation's leading voices in defense of the freedom of speech and equality of rights for all people, particularly against Islamic supremacism, has begun designating groups arrayed against these freedoms as Threats to Freedom, and compiling a Threats to Freedom Index.
"All Threat to Freedom groups," explained AFDI Executive Director Pamela Geller, "have beliefs or practices that attack or malign American Constitutional freedoms and/or lawful initiatives for American self-defense."
The preliminary Threats to Freedom Index lists twenty groups, including Al-Awda; Code Pink; the Cordoba Initiative; the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA); If Americans Knew (IAK); International ANSWER; the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT); the International Solidarity Movement; the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA); the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); the Muslim American Society (MAS); the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); the Muslim Students Association (MSA); the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT); the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC); the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding; the Socialist Workers Party; the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC); and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
"This is only a preliminary list," Geller explained. "We will add to it throughout 2011 and publish a comprehensive Threats to Freedom Index for 2011 toward the end of the year. The Threats to Freedom Index will then be updated annually."
AFDI Associate Director Robert Spencer stated that the list "was compiled from records of Threat to Freedom group statements and activities as they appear in their own publications and websites, as well as from reports from concerned citizens and mainstream media reports."
The group issued a statement adding: "Threat to Freedom group activities can include misrepresentation of anti-terror and other law enforcement initiatives, attempts to restrict the freedom of speech regarding Islamic jihad or other threats to freedom, defamation of freedom fighters, disinformation campaigns in the mainstream media regarding attempts by the U.S. and Israel to defend themselves, and more. Listing as a Threat to Freedom group does not in itself imply that a listed group calls for or participates in violence or criminal activities, although it does not rule out their doing so."
The full Threats to Freedom Index can be found on AFDI's website, AtlasShrugs.com, and JihadWatch.org. More details can be found in Pamela Geller's book Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books).
Join the Facebook group of AFDI's Stop Islamization of America project.
For more information, contact Pamela Geller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE American Freedom Defense Initiative
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