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#286806 Mar 2, 2013
A POX ON BOTH PARTIES:
Bush Republicans Destroyed America / Dec 5, 2008
U.S. job losses worst since 1974 as recession bites / http://tinyurl.com/5lcvoq
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. employers axed payrolls by 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years and far more than expected, government data on Friday showed, as the year-old recession hammered every corner of the U.S. economy.
Oil prices and the dollar weakened and U.S. Treasury bond prices rallied on the news that confirms the recession was now hitting activity across the board.
"You can't get much uglier than this. The economy has just collapsed, and has gone into a free fall," said Richard Yamarone, chief economist at Argus Research in New York.
The Labor Department said the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent last month to the highest reading since 1993, compared with 6.5 percent in October.
The Sequestering of Barack Obama
Robert Kuttner / February 26, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/aqa8cqv
President Obama has miscalculated both the tactical politics of the sequester and the depressive economic impact of budget cuts on the rest of his presidency. The sequester will cut economic growth in half this year. But its now clear, one way or another, that we will get cuts in the $85 billion range that the sequester mandates this fiscal year. All that remains are the details.
Obamas miscalculation began in his fist term, with his embrace of the premise that substantial deficit cutting was both politically expected and economically necessary, and his appointment of the 2010 Bowles-Simpson Commission as the expression of that mistaken philosophy. Although the Commissions plan was never carried out, its prestige and Obamas parentage of it locked the president into a deflationary deficit reduction path./ http://prospect.org/article/sequestering-bara...
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
#286808 Mar 2, 2013
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News
"In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind
him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." - Thomas Jefferson -
Kentucky Resolutions, 1798
"The human mind was not designed by evolutionary forces for finding truth. It was
designed for finding advantage" Albert Szent-Györgyi
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." - Johann Wolfgang von
February 12, 2013
“One For the Money”
Since: Jan 12
#286809 Mar 2, 2013
A Brief History Of The NRA
Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," according to a magazine editorial written by Church.
Law enforcement training was on the priority list for program development. Although a special police school had been reinstated at Camp Perry in 1956, NRA became the only national trainer of law enforcement officers with the introduction of its NRA Police Firearms Instructor certification program in 1960.
Today, there are more than 10,000 NRA-certified police and security firearms instructors.
Additionally, top law enforcement shooters compete each year in eight different pistol and shotgun matches at the National Police Shooting Championships held in Jackson, Mississippi.
#286810 Mar 3, 2013
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ...just curious comrade MUQ, does this apply to woman too?
Why you not talk to me anymore, comrade MUQ? Are you no longer my only muslim friend? I hope that you have not lost the will of allah to convince me that islam is the way and the light...why you run and hide in the face of adversity? We have so much to discuss...come back to the table my friend...don't hate me because I have different views than you...
#286811 Mar 3, 2013
News you won't hear or see on IRNA or the KSA Enquirer...the life and death of jihad...
The head of Chad's military has announced on state television that Chadian troops deployed in northern Mali killed Moktar Belmoktar, the international terrorist responsible for the attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria that resulted in the death of dozens of foreigners. The French military, which is leading the offensive in northern Mali, says it cannot confirm the information.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue read a statement saying Chadian soldiers today had destroyed a jihadist base in the Adrar and Ifoghas mountains of North Mali, killing Belmoktar. The purported death of Belmoktar comes a day after Chad's president said their troops killed Abou Zeid, the other main al-Qaeda commander in the region...just curious, comrade MUQ, do jihadists that get hunted down and killed like rabid dogs while running and hiding get the same "Eternal Glory" as those that die in battle against the infidels?
#286812 Mar 3, 2013
I understand that...that is why for the life of me I could not understand why you were so excited a few years back that obumble turned all those red states blue and why frankie is so bitter about the right today...they both have wall street interests first...
#286813 Mar 3, 2013
I was totally astonished that a Black person could be elected president in 10 Bush Red States in 2008.
Obama even took 8 out of 10 Bush Red States in 2012, also too my surprise.
If you remember I did not vote for Obama in 2008 or 2012.
In 2008 Ralph Nader and Ron Paul had my support.
Not corporate Obama and Not corporate McCain.
Same is true with Obama/Romney.
I did have some small hope that Obama could have been the next FDR and implement policies to help our masses instead of benefiting the wealthy few.
Instead Obama continued Business as Usual.
frankie is absolutely correct about the corporate owned Rightwing in America.
Sadly, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are also corporate owned.
Pelosi is not different than any other Speaker of the House.
She passed out corporate funds to her members so they elected her Speaker.
As you aleady know, FOLLOW THE MONEY and it almost always leads to the TRUTH.
It is a Herculean Task but "We The People" have to stop voting for corporate Democrats and corporate Republicans.
We have to stop believing the corporate talking air heads on Mainstream and corporate Rightwing media.
Cornel West on the Election of Barack Obama:I Hope He Is a Progressive Lincoln, I Aspire to Be the Frederick Douglass to Put Pressure on Him
Princeton University professor of religion and African American studies, Cornel West, speaks about the election of Barack Obama, his selection of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, the possible selection of Lawrence Summers to be Treasury Secretary and the role of the progressive left to push Obama./ November 19, 2008
West is the author of the new book Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom.
Obamas Royal Scam and The Iron Fist Of Rahm
Proof Obama is continuing 85% of all Bush/Cheney policy
January 1, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/ycnuljg
Audacity To Hope
Change We Can Believe In
Rule of Law
Freedom From Lobbyists and Special Interests
Harm From Illegal Surveillance
Predatory Business Practices
Withdrawing From Iraq and Afghanistan
These are but some of the major buzzwords, issues and concepts Barack Obama based his candidacy and campaign on to convince the American electorate to sweep him in to office. Mr. Obama, however, has gone significantly in the opposite direction on each and every one since taking office. As Frank Rich noted, there is a growing suspicion that Obamas brilliant presidential campaign was as hollow as Tigers public image a marketing scam .
Is there support for this allegation other than anecdotal evidence? Yes, and Micah Sifry has an excellent piece out detailing the basis:
One year ago, Ralph Nader on an Obama
One year ago on election night, The Real News spoke to presidential candidate Ralph Nader Pt1 / November 5, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/ahqb94e http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php...
#286815 Mar 3, 2013
You conveniently left out the other half of the story, starting in the sixties the NRA became a ruthless political lobby machine - they must be stopped!!
#286816 Mar 3, 2013
Jeremy Goulet, who shot two police officers in Santa Cruz, served two years in prison for a gun crime, one of his many tangles with law enforcement in both military and civilian life. And his father described him as a "ticking time bomb" who would do anything to avoid going back behind bars. So how did this troubled man still have three handguns registered to him when two Santa Cruz police detectives arrived on his doorstep Tuesday, only to pay with their lives? How many more must die before the NRA and its mindless followers are going to come to their senses?
“One For the Money”
Since: Jan 12
#286817 Mar 3, 2013
The NRA did not kill the officers.
What do you propose?
Do you think gun owners should be rounded up and have their guns taken?
A gun does not kill someone unless a person pulls the trigger.
Taken from your link.
Ironically, Connecticut is one of only two states that make it easier for authorities to seize weapons from unstable people.
If someone poses a risk of imminent injury to himself or others, Connecticut authorities can ask a judge for a warrant to seize that person's firearms without first taking the person into custody or to court; the owner is entitled to a hearing within 14 days.
#286818 Mar 3, 2013
What the PH uck does this have to do with the NRA? You are such a twit...
Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year from owning a gun. Goulet served two years because the judge gave him two consecutive one-year sentences for the two misdemeanors. But because neither crime was punishable by more than a year by itself, neither prohibited him from owning a gun...
But more laws should help, eh frankeh? what a maroone...thank god abortions can't be made retroactive because you would be a prime candidate if it were...it amazes me how often the truly dumarssed sperm wins the million tadpole race up the tube of life...
#286819 Mar 3, 2013
Oh my goodness...the evil NRA...kill...kill them all...lol...
#286820 Mar 3, 2013
Ban nurses now!
A nurse at a senior living facility north of Los Angeles refused to administer CPR to an 87-year-old woman who was hardly breathingand who later died, the LA Times reports. "Its a human being," pleaded Bakersfield fire dispatcher Tracey Halvorson on a 911 tape recorded this week. "Is there anybody thats willing to help this lady and not let her die?" The nurse paused and said, "Um, not at this time."
The nurse explained that Glenwood Gardens policy was not for staff to administer CPR. Halverson urged the nurse to hand the phone to "a passerby" to help the elderly woman, so the nurse turned to someone else: "Shes yelling at me and saying we have to have one of our residents perform CPR," the nurse said of the dispatcher. "Im feeling stressed, and Im not going to do that, make that call."
#286821 Mar 3, 2013
Fisrst things fiest -- get a brain yemoron
#286824 Mar 4, 2013
In frankly's world...
Was that another burgular, dear?
Why yes it was, honey. And he told me to quit point my revolver at him and go back to bed or he was going to call the police and tell them I have a gun!
Only in Frankie's world...
#286826 Mar 4, 2013
#286827 Mar 4, 2013
Miami Muslim cleric Hafiz Khan was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists today, charges that could, given his advanced age, land him in prison for the rest of his life. During the trial, prosecutors trotted out hundreds of FBI recordings in which Khan, 77, expressed support for the Taliban, for the killing of US soldiers, and for the violent overthrow of Pakistan's government, and discussed sending around $50,000 to Pakistan, the AP reports.
But Khan's attorney says he was lying about his extremist views in the hopes of getting an extremist to donate $1 million to Khan's Swat Valley madrassalittle suspecting that the extremist was actually an FBI agent. "That is not supporting terrorism," his attorney argued. "That is an old guy running a scam, who got scammed." Prosecutors called that defense "a lie," saying that the million-dollar offer didn't appear on the tapes. Khan now faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the four counts he was convicted on.
This sh*t don't fly in the US of A...got it comrade?
#286828 Mar 4, 2013
To my dear friend Comrade MUQ...Allah is pisssssd...news you will not see or hear on IRNA or KSA Times Tribune...
Cue the locusts: Some 30 million of the insects descended on Egypt over the weekend, in a development that had the country's agricultural ministry scrambling to deploy insecticide-spraying helicopters to contain the outbreak. The main swarm appears to be centered around Giza, near southern Cairo, where Ynet reports that many residents were burning car tires to ward off the pests. Meanwhile, the Times of Israel reports that Egypt's ag minister was pleading with residents to let authorities deal with the infestation: "The armed forces and the Egyptian border units are trying to battle the swarm," he said. "I ask the families living in the area afflicted with the swarm to not light car tires. It doesn't drive the locusts away, it only causes damage."
The locusts have neighboring Israel on alert, notes the AP, adding that its agricultural ministry today set up an emergency hotline and is asking Israelis to use it to report sightings. Today, however, the Egyptian government is claiming that it has eradicated up to 95% of the locusts around Cairo, reports the Egypt Independent, though it acknowledged it's still investigating reports elsewhere. A Cairo professor noted that the UN told the country about the coming swarm in November, but its warnings were brushed off...after all, what would infidels know about the wrath of ALLAH....got it comrade MUQ?
#286829 Mar 4, 2013
Great news francis...Jeb Bush may run for the whitehouse...
#286830 Mar 4, 2013
Fwd: A note from the night watchman
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.
Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."
So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"
So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"
So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"
So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.
Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"
So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."
So they laid-off the night watchman.
NOW slowly, let it sink in.
Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the LIBERAL Carter administration?
Didn't think so!
Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!
It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.
The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.
Hey, pretty efficient, huh???
AND NOW IT'S 2012 -- 35 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!
(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")
34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.
Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.
NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?
Hello!! Anybody Home?
Signed....The Night Watchman
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