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He Gets Credit For Candor

He Gets Credit For Candor Jennifer Rubin - 12.18.2008 - 2:56 PM Pro-business groups and conservatives aren’t the only ones, ... . McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told editors ... when the FBI linked a competing union to Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich’s effort to sell Illinois’ U.S. Senate [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 19:56:56

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Maximum Alert: U.S. Troops Now Occupying America

What do you think is going on in Vancouver? Canada is under NORTHCOM as well . Better check out what that is if you haven’t heard of it. Flashback: More troops on the streets: U.S. terror alert expands to transit and stadiums | US Police to get access to classified military intelligence | Police training to forcibly take blood in Texas, Idaho | Sonic weapons used in Iraq positioned at congressional townhall meetings in San Diego county | Military helicopters over downtown Montreal [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 07:24:01

The Economy is a Lie, too

Dr. Roberts is a former assistant Secretary of the Treasury, so he knows whereof he speaks on economics issues. And, for the record, he was equally scathing of economic policy under Bush II’s regime. Flashback: US credit shrinks at Great Depression rate prompting fears of double-dip recession | Nassim Taleb on the economy: ‘We still have the same disease’ | Flaherty sees deficit, debt, and timetable to return to surplus all expanding | Investors dump money market funds | Scotiabank: [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 12:19:52

Honduras suspends civil liberties as ousted President calls for resistance

StatismWatch can’t cover a lot of South American issues in-depth (sorry), but it’s worth noting here that Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected Honduran leader, was arrested in his bed by the new military junta and deported some months ago. (Exhaustive detail may be found at Democracy Now! ) As Greg Grandin, professor of Latin American history at NYU puts it, “The Honduran military is effectively a subsidiary of the United States government. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 19:48:04

Did ACORN Get Too Big For Its Own Good

WASHINGTON – Activist group ACORN started in 1970 to help the poor in Arkansas and quickly went national, growing into a multimillion-dollar conglomerate with a mission so far-flung that schools now bear its name, two radio stations are affiliates and a man it backed is the president. Oh yeah, it’s also the unwilling star of a hot Internet video featuring a couple dressed as a hooker and her pimp. And that last bit is just one of its problems. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 02:25:53

NJEA fears Chris Christie, spreads misinformation

It's no secret that the public employee unions want Jon Corzine to win re-election as governor of New Jersey. He's been very, very good to them. He's promised to continue soaking the taxpayers to fund the unions' lavish salaries, perks, and benefits. Challenger Chris Christie (up by more than 10 points in most polls) has rebuffed the unions. He is adament about controlling state spending. Our state's largest teachers union, the NJEA, recently circulated an email sharply critical of Mr. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 19:21:00

10 Random Thoughts

Below are 10 random thoughts you might find interesting. 1) Last weekend’s Boston Globe had a big story on Foxwoods , the Connecticut casino complex that began as a bingo hall in 1986 and has grown into the largest casino in the world.  Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (and creditors), the casino is struggling to deal with a $2 billion debt load.  It’s laid off more than 700 employees in the past year (6% of its workforce), but revenues have dropped faster.  When the Native [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 14:00:15

Japan’s political kaleidoscope (4): Too many cooks, too many crooks, and too many kooks

The devil’s greatest achievement was to have persuaded so many people that he doesn’t exist. - Baudelaire Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity–but don’t rule out malice. - attributed to Albert Einstein The essence of the Democratic Party of Japan now is a three-tiered structure of the Finance Ministry, Party Secretary-General Ozawa’s troops, and public sector labor unions. It will be impossible to maintain this structure without tax increases. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 11:02:58

Drumbeat: September 23, 2009

Chesapeake says $4 natgas too low to grow output GREENWICH, Conn. (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas prices will have to move higher to spur a resurgence in drilling activity and keep output of the fuel steady, the head of Chesapeake Energy Corp said on Wednesday. The weak U.S. economy has knocked natural gas prices sharply lower in the past 14 months, and sluggish demand for fuel has prompted producers such as Chesapeake to curtail drilling for new supplies. "The industry can cope with $4 gas. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 14:08:02

In The News Today

Dear CIGAs, Below are the FDIC numbers. There is no practical means of draining liquidity from the monetary system of the West. Absolutely none! The FDIC had $10.4 Billion in its fund at the end of June. These funds are there to protect more than $6.2 trillion in member bank deposits. Some well respected authorities anticipate the failure of hundreds of banks in the next 12 months. Jim Sinclair’s Commentary Insulate Wall street and flush the good folks. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 22:30:29


Labour’s First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan’s speech at the 2009 Labour Annual Conference: Conference, I’ve had the privilege as Labour Leader in Wales, of addressing you since 2000, and today I’m doing so for the last time. Over that decade of devolution, I’ve seen Wales grow enormously in confidence. Learning the art of government. Getting used to making our own decisions. Moving away from the old culture of blaming others for anything that goes wrong. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 10:00:35

Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance

Author : Francis Lua There are many questions that people have regarding health insurance This is because the insurance purchasing process involves many people, from the customer and the agent to the underwriter and insurance company For the average consumer, it is easy to become baffled by the process; but, learning about the process, educating yourself, gives you much more purchasing power Below are some samples of questions, and answers, which are believed to be among the most common that [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 22:46:33

Operation Rollback

Posted by Review-a-Day, September 29th, 2009 3 CommentsFiled under:Review-a-Day. The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business by Nelson Lichtenstein Reviewed by Jefferson DeckerThe Nation In October 2003 employees at more than 800 chain supermarkets in California walked out of their jobs after management demanded pay cuts and a reduction in health insurance benefits. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 09:54:00

Backstage, front stage, and off stage at the AFL-CIO Convention

By Carl Finamore Carl Finamore Any large national convention attracting over 1000 delegates and 2000 guests like the 11.5 million-member AFL-CIO gathering in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 13-17, is necessarily well-scripted and choreographed. This is to be expected. Scheduled appearances by President Barack Obama and other luminaries generally add enough adrenalin to keep people awake for the day’s remaining important plenary debates and workshops. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 14:45:48

Start Your Own Business Stuff – Tools, Resources, Money, Grants and Mentoring Resources – Applied Solutions and Innovation / Invention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS Thursday, September 24, 2009 202-482-4883 Commerce Secretary Locke Announces New Commerce Initiatives to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON— U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced today his plans to create a new Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Department of Commerce and launch a National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 16:22:50

No surprise here; FBI and likely other federal agencies abuse the use of National Security Letters. Support the JUSTICE Act unless the Republicans can do better.

I have been railing against the Patriot Act (which is anything but) since its passage and I physically protested same back when AG Ashcroft visited Salt Lake City in circa 2003. Numerous provisions of that Act signed into law by the SOB (Son Of a Bush) were and remain egregious. The Patriot Act assailed our rights on so many fronts, not the least of which was broadening the use of National Security Letters (NSL). [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 19:56:34

Classified: 500,000 More Troops for Afghanistan

Classified McChrystal Report: 500,000 Troops Will Be Required Over Five Years in Afghanistan by Tom Andrews - The Huffington Post/Common Dreams Embedded in General Stanley McChrystal's classified assessment of the war in Afghanistan is his conclusion that a successful counterinsurgency strategy will require 500,000 troops over five years. This bombshell was dropped by NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday: "The numbers are really pretty horrifying. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 03:02:00

Where's the Outrage for Unemployed, Underemployed and Paycheck-to-Paycheck Living?

60% Living Paycheck to Paycheck by Karen Datko - MSN.com Counting down the hours until payday? You're not alone. As the economic downturn trudges on, many workers are struggling with household budgets. About six in 10 workers -- 61% -- report they always or usually live paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet, compared with 49% last year and 43% in 2007, according to a new nationwide survey of more than 4,400 workers by CareerBuilder. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 05:57:00

Weekend News Digest

Weekend News Digest is an Open Thread Now with World ans U.S. News. 45 Story Final. From Yahoo News Top Stories 1 Obama warns of 'serious issues' in Afghan election by Stephen Collinson, AFP 2 hrs 39 mins ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama warned Sunday of "serious issues" in the disputed Afghan elections and vowed politics would not dictate whether he sends more troops to the unpopular war, ahead of a week of international summitry. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 20:00:00

Small-cap, mid-cap indices nudge higher

Volatility ruled the roost as the key benchmark indices slipped with investors taking home some cash ahead of a long weekend and with the market open only for three days next week. Mostly lower global stocks also weighed on sentiment. The market remains closed for a public holiday on Monday, 28 September 2009 and again on Friday, 2 October 2009.The BSE 30-share Sensex fell 88.43 points or 0.53%, up about 80 points from the day's low and off close to 120 points from the day's high. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 15:59:00

Reinventing America

America faces serious challenges to maintain its storied status quo. Hurdles include a sinking economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rising cost of education, global warming, a crumbling infrastructure and American workers with uncertain futures. Trendwatchers are more acutely aware of these issues than most, but they’re also more hopeful [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 09:40:59

UPDATE: Caterpillar to NLR More to come, but I just caught news that a Caterpillar motor grader production plan is slated for the vacant video ... with a union representing assembly employees) announced layoffs elsewhere in the company. Big jobs ... Arkansas – provides income tax credits based on payroll of new employees (credit earned each tax [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 16:56:58

Bank of America smashes Acorn

Acorn has taken some huge hits from the money givers that fund their activities legal and otherwise.   The next after Census Bureau, Senate, House of Representatives and other Governmental Organizations, now have Bank of America who apparently used them or worked with them in predatory loans that were such a problem for the country that caused the collapse of U.S. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 06:05:34

Market snaps 5-day winning streak

The key benchmark indices snapped last five days' gains on fears a glut in share sales may suck liquidity from the secondary market. Profit taking emerged after a strong rally this month that took the market to a 16-month high on Tuesday, 22 September 2009. Volatility was the order of the day as traders rolled over derivatives contracts from September 2009 series to October 2009 series ahead of the expiry of September 2009 contracts on Thursday, 24 September 2009. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 13:21:00

FICO Expands Availability of Credit Score

Imagine if you could log onto your online banking account and click on a feature that not only tells you your exact credit score for free each month, ... of credit decisions each year, including more than 75 percent of U.S. mortgage loan originations”), “Scores ... Campbell, chief operating officer at Fair Isaac. Typically, customers will see the same [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:01:41

Wayne Root comments on Blagojevich corruption scandal

Posted at Root for America America wanted change and we sure got it. We elected a politician who looked and sounded fresh and new and different ( ... , you can still sell a Senate seat. I wonder if Governor Blagojevich accepts credit cards? I can hear ... state. Don’t rely on my word. Listen to the words of the FBI agent at Tuesday’s news conference [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 16:18:01

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/2/2009

In tonight’s news: Israel is poised to send ground troops into Gaza.A Muslim family was removed from a plane before takeoff, and is being compensated by the airline for the error. CAIR is in high dudgeon about the incident.Thousands of shoes were dumped on a Miami expressway — is that a message for President-eject Bush? [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 04:42:00

The Surprising Support for the Chicago Factory Standoff

A standoff now playing out in Chicago, where workers are occupying a factory that abruptly shut down last week, ... cause, steelworkers were seen as overpaid employees who had enjoyed cushy jobs and exploited union rules ... , public sympathy seems to be on the side of workers, not management. Employees of Republic Windows [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 16:47:54

Chrysler, Ford idle factories, GM delays new plant

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler announced Wednesday it is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, ... , the Volt. Ford also said it will shut down 10 plants for an extra week in January because of sluggish ... to work. That’s all we want to do. It’s scary, man. It’s really scary.” The lack of consumer credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 04:00:06

Emotional, financial and legal advice on surviving redundancy

Keep calm Remember you're not alone Redundancy can be a devastating, sometimes brutal, experience but it's not your fault. "You aren't responsible for the vagaries of the western economic cycle. You didn't start the credit crunch in your own backyard," says Phillip Hodson, a fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 14:45:20

In Case You Forgot, AP Still Reminding Palin’s a ‘Failed Republican Vice Presidential Candidate’

-By Warner Todd Huston I don’t know. Maybe the Associated Press thinks that no one is aware that John McCain lost his race for the White House? ... of a report on Alaska state workers having sent around some race tinged joke emails, the AP helpfully reminds ... , who knew she lost? The AP is reporting on some race-y emails that were reported to them by [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 14:09:24

Posts about Obama Health Care Failure as of September 25, 2009

Obama’s Competing Waterloos - brownpelicanla.com 09/25/2009 David Limbaugh, TownHall.com, Friday, September 25, 2009 Sen. Jim DeMint predicted that Obamacare would be President Barack Obama’s Waterloo. While that’s certainly a strong possibility, Obama has other Waterloos in the wings competing for the prize, such as his monstrous deficits and his disastrous foreign policy. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 13:01:42

JUDGE HAIGHT’S RULING ON THE NEW YORK CITY DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS “REQUEST SYSTEM”, which lets contractors pick and choose which carpenters to hire off the out of work list

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ————————————————————————J( UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Plaintiff, 90 Civ. 5722 (CSH) ... this Court, held that the District Council (also referred to as “the Union”) was in contempt ofthe ... Referral Rules required union members on the out-of-work list(”OWL”) to be “referred to jobs [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:19:43

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/8/2009

The latest word is that an agreement with Russia has been reached, and the flow through the gas pipeline will resume.Also, look for the storming of the Israeli consulate in Montreal, as well as other Gaza-inspired violence around the world.Thanks to AA, Abu Elvis, Insubria, JD, Tuan Jim, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 04:49:00

Hillary Clinton Re-Imagined

Hillary Clinton Re-ImaginedHillary Rodham Clinton will serve in a non-partisan role as secretary of state, which may provide her an opportunity to recast her legacy.Hillary Rodham Clinton's confirmation hearing today in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee marks a turn in the legacy of a family that has dominated Democratic politics for [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 20:05:21

Why We All Need To Keep A Watchful Eye On What Is Happening In Greece

In view of Greece’s EMU membership, the availability of external financing is not a concern, but the correction of cumulating indebtedness could weigh appreciably on growth going forward. While the risk of transmitting vulnerabilities to the euro area is very small reflecting Greece’s small relative size, [more...]

Date: 2008-12-14 15:01:19

DrumBeat: December 18, 2008

Oil drops 9 pct as demand outlook overshadows OPEC NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices dropped more than 9 percent to $36 a barrel Thursday as slumping demand and swelling U.S. inventories offset OPEC's record supply cut agreement. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Wednesday agreed to cut output by 2 [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 13:42:11

Those Order Takers Are Now Gone In California

The Ventura County Star reports from California. “According to Bill Watkins, executive director of the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project…a foreclosed home in California sells for $200,000 less than a traditional home. Until foreclosures are worked through the market, ‘we don’t think the real estate market can clean itself up, [more...]

Date: 2008-12-27 18:47:48

Financial Forecast for 2009, Considering Resource Limitations

In this post, I consider some major issues contributing to our current financial problems, before making a financial forecast for 2009. These are 1 ... from the bottom: Layer 1. Household Debt (Mortgages, auto loans, credit card debt, student loans ... debt-based financial system operating. 3. Where we are now, and the role reduced resources [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 15:10:32

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/6/2009

Tuan Jim sends an string of important news articles about the gas pipeline crisis caused by the deadlock between Russia and Ukraine. He notes that the affected countries are dusting off alternative sources of energy — fuel oil and nuclear reactors — for electricity generation.Thanks to AA, Abu Elvis, C [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 04:50:00

Where were you when the world ended?

Being a spoiler-filled (except for the final issue) narrative of your Winter Men reading experience, in nine (somewhat lengthy) parts. Part the First. Sometime around 10 August 2005. Your trip to the local comics-purveying ... do you know you’ve taken the first step toward damnation. How could you have known? The book begins [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 16:25:10

Erie PA Today News, Events and Info for today, Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The PA Department of Environment Protection and US Environmental Protection Agency began a thorough inspection of Erie Coke in Erie, ... permit, as well as federal and state regulations. In May 2008, both agencies inspected the facility ... in June to immediately begin operating in compliance with the state’s Air Pollution Control Act [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 12:34:30

The Early Bird: December 10, 2008

State Leaders Take Aim At Blagojevich Lawmakers aren’t wasting any time launching plans to strip Gov ... between Republic Windows and Doors and the employees who have been occupying the closed plant in protest ... to extend more credit to the failing company. A protest will be held in front of BOA's Chicago [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 14:04:18

Employment squeeze; rising costs strain Uni students; and an in-your-face trip to Le Cordon Bleu (and the year has only started!)

Singapore gripped by employment squeezeBy Sumathi BalaFinancial Times, January 15 2009Singapore’s job market is looking gloomy as the global economic slowdown takes its toll on local industries’ hiring.A recent survey reveals that more than half of bosses are planning to cut jobs in the first quarter of this year [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:20:00

Portugal Sustains

by Edward Hugh: Barcelona "Art has a function of teaching about the human condition. We live in hope, hope is fundamental" - Manoel de Oliveira Manoel de Oliveira (photo and quote above) is a living example for the Potuguese people of how to force their way out of the low growth/low per capita income trap into which they have [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 19:22:42

ACORN voter fraud, Obama, US House of Representatives report, Voter Registration Fraud, Widespread deceit and corruption, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?     A report was prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, dated July 23, 2009, on ACORN fraud, widespread deceit and corruption. Because the emphasis in recent months has been on the moral degradation and monetary corruption, this article will present exerpts that relate to voter fraud. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 14:21:35

Chronic Illness = 75% of Health Care Spending

Fighting Off Depression By PAUL KRUGMAN - The New York Times“If we don’t act swiftly and boldly, ... economists that the Federal Reserve could have stopped the Depression in its tracks simply by providing ... Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, famously apologized to Friedman on his institution’s behalf: “You’ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 12:15:00

Portugal Sustains

“Art has a function of teaching about the human condition. We live in hope, hope is fundamental” - Manoel de Oliveira Manoel de Oliveira (photo and quote above) is a living example for the Potuguese people of how to force their way out of the low growth/low per capita income trap into which they have steadily stuck their neck [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 14:37:23

The Tangled Web of TARP

It’s deja vu, all over again. Republic Window and Door announced it would be closing its doors next month ... Obama supports the union’s effort. Federally-detained Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and State ... its line of credit.  Faced with the prospect of going it without any money, Republic rolled over [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 15:19:57

Best Blog Posts of 2008 (Chosen by the Bloggers Themselves)

Last year my compilation of what bloggers chose as their own best posts of the year proved so popular, at least with the participating bloggers' mothers, that I have decided to make it an annual affair. But enjoy it while you can. When the Obama Administration institutes its secret plan to extend the Fairness Doctrine to the Internet, this blog, [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:00:00

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