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STCU: Crisis Averted

I enjoyed this note from Spokane Teachers Credit Union to their members: “In the interest of full disclosure, STCU would like to announce that, ... in the midst of the national mortgage crisis, your credit union has had one bad home loan… the crisis was all over in less than an hour.” Perhaps a little horn-tooty, but I think many credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-22 20:17:36

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Grades, not just economy, prone to inflation these days

Who would have thought that the grading system you use to award little Johnny an A, B, or C could cause such headaches for a school district? ... from teachers prompted the district and union to form a committee to consider modifications,” ... students more credit for harder classes.” A 10-point scale is the most common grading system [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 17:31:25

Ten things the president got right

Bush’s Achievements The postmortems on the presidency of George W. Bush are all wrong ... , not all of them–have only been a little bit kinder. They give Bush credit for the surge that saved ... Democratic senator Edward Kennedy. The teachers’ unions, school boards, the education establishment [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 18:22:50

Is Obama A Closet Racist?

A racist is someone who constantly uses race to explain the world we live in and, in the case of activists, exploits it in the course of finding solutions to political issues. It may come as a surprise to most Americans that throughout Obama’s career, he has been fixated upon race and this obsession has clearly informed all aspects of his worldview. The media did their best to ignore this aspect of Obama as they feared exposing such an agenda would scare voters away from him. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 16:10:17

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

September 11 2009: Through the prism of fraud and poverty

Timothy H. O'Sullivan He sleeps where he fell May 1864 Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia. Dead Confederate soldier near Mrs. Alsop's house. Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864 Ilargi: I’ll try to take a slightly different approach today, while remembering the dead, and let someone else do the talking for a change. Yesterday, I picked up the article below, written by an investment adviser named J. S. Kim, who puts his finger right where it hurts most. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-11 16:01:00

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

Let the Blacklisting Begin

I alternate between amusement and horror when I read about the state of the union known as the United States. The Orwellian vibes blending with Eisenhower era McCarthyism makes good Daily Show and Colbert Report fodder, but sometimes it’s too real to be funny.Glenn Beck is case in point. Despite advertisers denouncing him in droves via removal of their money, Fox News refuses to pull the platform rug that is his op-ed show from their schedule. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-12 08:23:46

The Last Roundup

NEWS YOU WON’T FIND ON CNN Send Page To a Friend The Last Roundup For decades the federal government has been developing a highly classified plan that would override the Constitution in the event of a terrorist attack. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 12:02:44

ACORN Is Looking For A Few Good Gynecologists - Or Is Bill Gates In Favor Of Child Prostitution?

By now you are familiar with the ACORN Child Prostitution ring scandal. If not watch this video . Or you could watch this video . Among others. Well ACORN is embarrassed and plans to investigate what went wrong and who is to blame. ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees “indefensible,” has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 19:55:00

The damage of divorce: Who pays the most?

In the years since 1980, however, these trends have not continued on straight upward paths, and the story of divorce has grown increasingly complicated. In the case of divorce, as in so many others, the worst consequences of the social revolution of the 1960s and ’70s are now felt disproportionately by the poor and less educated, while the wealthy elites who set off these transformations in the first place have managed to reclaim somewhat healthier and more stable habits of married life. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 16:05:28

What Really Did Bother People About Obama's Education Speech?

Indoctrination and Education: Who's Really Brainwashing Our Children?By Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / September 13, 2009Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. - Maria Montessori, physician and educatorI am certainlynot in the habit of defending Barack Obama against his detractors, but the controversy drummed up by rabid right-wing hysterics over the President's back-to-school speech on Tuesday is quite simply bizarre and absurd. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-13 23:37:00


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

A National Parks Celebration in Central Park’

URGENT: NEW COORDINATES – MEDIA ONLY LIVE FEED OF PBS and the National Parks Conservation Association’s ‘Feel Free: A National Parks Celebration in Central Park’ SEPTEMBER 23 NIGHT OF FILM AND MUSIC PETER AND NOEL PAUL SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MARY TRAVERS Evening also features musical performances from Eric Benet, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Duritz, Jose Feliciano, Carole King, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow Film Clips from Ken Burns’s [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 17:23:00

state of mind NOW

I'm on a big binge of 80s music. Love it. But I am wondering, why I'm feeling so nauseous whenever my painkillers wear off.I've heard nausea can come from pain, is this it? I'm very rarely nauseous. So it's a little weird. I just took a pill, so hopefully it will help. I have to find someplace for follow-up care, don't know where yet [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 05:28:00

A National Parks Celebration in Central Park’

MEDIA ONLY LIVE FEED OF PBS and the National Parks Conservation Association’s ‘Feel Free: A National Parks Celebration in Central Park’ SEPTEMBER 23 NIGHT OF FILM AND MUSIC PETER AND NOEL PAUL SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MARY TRAVERS Evening also features musical performances from Eric Benet, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Duritz, Jose Feliciano, Carole King, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow Film Clips from Ken Burns’s upcoming PBS film THE NATIONAL [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 19:23:15

Study Shows Charter Schools Are Better, And Boston Wants More

A Stanford University study shows that in tests, those educated in charters schools outperform their public school peers. Critics respond saying its because students who go to charter schools are simply more motivated. Better that the test results demonstrate success than failure, though right? Hundreds turned up for a hearing at the State House in Boston keen to hear Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to expand the number of charter schools. [more...]

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

Police Surrender Liberty To Islamists, The EDL And UAF..

Police Surrender Liberty to Islamists, the EDL and UAF It looks like the ACPO Old Bill have undergone evolution and shed their spines. Lets be honest eh lads, this is nothing to do with a fear of a riot is it, this is simply about the costs of policing these events – and the more they have to spend their millions given to them from the taxpayers on actual policing, as opposed to diversity days for gypsies, days out in a Burkha for WPC’s, open days for non-whites and arse licking any minority [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 10:22:15

Nima Shirazi – Indoctrination and Education, Who's REALLY brainwashing our children?

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.   - Maria Montessori, physician and educator I am  certainly   not  in the  habit  of  defending  Barack Obama against his detractors, but the controversy drummed up by rabid right-wing hysterics over President's back-to-school speech on Tuesday is quite simply bizarre and absurd. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-13 14:15:30

Libertarian VP candidate Wayne Root on ‘the battered voter syndrome’

Posted at Root for America “He lies to me all the time. He takes my money and tells me that I can’t spend it as well as he can. I’ve watched him spend us into financial ruin, giving money to his friends. Wasting money on irresponsible schemes. We’re so far in debt, we’ll never get out.” “I work extra long hours to support him [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 21:27:48

A+ Success Story High School Adult Education Program, Duchesne School District; Utah

High School Adult Education Software Program High School Adult Education Software Program, Utah Lowering Barriers for Adult Learners Graduation Rate Reaches 100 Percent Among Program Participants One student works in the oil fields. Another, a shy, young mother, would be the first in her family’s history to earn a high school diploma. A third, out of school for years and had never done well in math, needed to graduate high school before he could enter the military. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 22:11:14

Electing The Fourth Reich…

http://www.wholetruthcoalition.org/category/hiddenhistory/   Are you fed up with the damage politicians and their political correctness have done to our country? Are you ashamed of what has become of our way of life, our health system, immigration laws, justice system, police, our national pride and morality and our once mighty armed forces? Are you angry enough to want to do something about it NOW? [more...]

Date: 2009-09-19 11:24:18

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

Obama's Speech of Collectivism to the Children

By Douglas V. Gibbs In John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech he said, ". . . ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." President Barack Obama, however, every time he addresses the American People, Congress, or even the children of American schools across America, seems to be saying, "Don't just ask yourself what I can do for you, but also ask what you can do for me." There were approximately 2,673 words in Obama's speech to the children on Tuesday, September 8. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-10 15:42:00

Could the Satyam/PwC fraud be the visible part of an iceberg? Where are India’s “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”? Isn’t governance rather poor all over corporate India? Bad public finance may be a root cause

  In a March 5 2007 article in The Statesman, I said: “Our farmers are peaceful hardworking people who should be paying taxes and user-fees normally but should not be otherwise disturbed or needlessly provoked by outsiders. It is the businessmen wishing to attack our farm populations who need to look hard in the mirror – to improve their [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 07:40:36

Somalia’s leading export: its civil war

Featured | News Desk | September 19, 2009 at 1:40 pm A young security guard named Hassan sits under a palm tree outside a Nairobi school, watching for Somali radicals who might want to lure away the children.In another quarter of the Kenyan capital, a former Somali prime minister is conferring with his supporters in a luxury hotel. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-19 13:40:58

Suggested Spending Cuts Courtesy of the Republican Legislators

Last week Governor Corzine complained whined that the mean Republicans should have come to his office rather than take him to court to force him to ... and is working through the weekend to come up with spending cuts to announce on Monday. His union ... through short-term fiscal problems. For example, Union City received a four-fold increase in funding [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 21:17:00

Failure to Govern

From Mina Kimes at Fortune: Experts are divided over whether the municipal default rate, which is historically just 0 ... by much, but he argues that the credit stress facing issuers is an overriding concern to investors ... , according to data from Thomson Reuters… The market for municipal credit protection has “quite literally [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 17:00:30

What Barack Obama Learned From The Communist Party…

http://www.russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009-04-07/_U.S._is_a_puppet_of_private_bankers____Alex_Jones.html “What Barack Obama Learned From The Communist Party” American voters must make up their minds about what Barack Obama really believes in, if anything. His recent rhetorical concessions to the center further muddy the waters. So we must look to his past teachers and associates for help in understanding the inner Obama. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 11:25:00

Veteran substitute teachers protest loss of work

About 100 angry substitute teachers denounced Los Angeles teachers union president A.J. Duffy tonight at a demonstration outside the Wilshire district headquarters of United Teachers Los Angeles. The protesters were angry that Duffy had signed an agreement that could result in reduced work hours for veteran substitute teachers and put their health benefits at risk. Duffy signed the one-year agreement -- a side letter to the union contract -- in July. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 03:23:00

How to Build a Village by Claude Lewenz

Many of us have these secret dreams. Dreams that don’t fit into our current experience but we can’t get them out of our hearts. Dreams of a life without alienation. Where we live close to our relatives but not in their laps. Where the daily drudgery of traffic is replaced with a jaunty walk to work along a promenade where the only wheels are [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 04:15:45

America Serves — but who and how?

The America Serves section of President-elect Obama’s new transition web site, Change.gov, suggests a large expansion in national service ... like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved ... tax credit for 100 or more hours per year. The government would “encourage” schools to develop “ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-08 02:01:32

Ecuador Banking Notes

Ecuador banking notes from Ecuador subscribers are below. This is the Ecuador bank and ATM we use in Cotacachi. Before we look at these Ecuador banking  notes, you should be aware that non residents cannot open checking accounts at an Ecuador bank.  They can open a savings account. Visa credit cards work at ATMs operated by Bank of Guayaquil, Pichincha, Produbanco and Banco Pacífico. Each ATM shows the logos of which cards can be used on that machine. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 04:01:51

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2008

A woman will lead Muslim prayers in Oxford. The EU bans incandescent bulbs. The FBI launches an investigation of ACORN.But the story about the subduing of the drunken hijacker on an airliner bound from Turkey to St. Petersburg is my favorite, because of this quote:“Surprisingly this hooligan was not British,” said an official at Pulkovo [more...]

Date: 2008-10-17 03:55:00

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/14/2008

The news stories to pay attention to tonight concern immigration. In Italy, a “Record Number of Would-Be Immigrants Arrive”. But the President of Italy says, “Immigrants are a resource — no more prejudice!” And in the UK, a report in the House of Lords: “Economic Benefits of Mass Immigration Are Close to Zero”.We report, you decide.Thanks to C [more...]

Date: 2008-11-15 04:48:00

Mills running away from wage increase - Statesman

In June last year, the Fair Wages Commission presented its consultant's recommendation to the Kufuor administration for up to a 34 percent ... is that we have not allowed them to take credit for this. But, this was something that had been recommended ... now on the lips of teachers, nurses, secretaries, etc is this: would a party that had shown so [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 23:42:14

Book Review: Killing Sacred Cows

Carnival of Twenty-Something Finances.  Be sure to check it out.  Next week I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance ... One Family’s Debt Roundup Posts I found interesting this week. Wenchypoo’s “why we skip ... his ownership of CNN does influence what we perceive as the “economy”. NCN gives us the lowdown on “debt [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 03:30:56

ADMA Awards finalists revealed

ADMA – the Australian Direct Marketing Association has compiled its shorlist for the ADMA Awards. The event takes place on November 19 in Sydney. The finalists are:   CREATIVE Art Direction AWARD Call for Entries AWARD DDB Sydney Optus Cirque de Soleil Website Optus M&C Saatchi/Mark Reduce the Badness Simply Energy Clemenger BBDO Proximity Melbourne Second Self Save the Children Australia M&C Saatchi Broadcast Replace Everything Freedom M&C Saatchi The [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 02:31:28

Earning Your Full Reward

When I was at Tompkins Industries, we were trying to increase our walk-in traffic for our hydraulic hose repair business ... rewards for our behavior. In school our teachers used rewards to get us to learn. In our jobs ... us, ingrained into our thinking and actions.We have even been brain washed by credit card companies to spend [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 01:57:09

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/3/2009

The situation with the Russian gas pipeline through Ukraine is interesting. The new pipeline through the Baltic — which will allow Russia to cut off supplies to Eastern Europe without disturbing the flow of energy to its reliable Western European customers — is not ready yet, so the cutoff of gas to Ukraine is having effects further west [more...]

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

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


by Beverly Eakman January 13, 2009 NewsWithViews.comDeep down, most Americans once thought they were immune from blatant propaganda, government-sanctioned media-bias and psychiatric hospitals-cum-prisons — hallmarks of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich and Josef Stalin’s Communism [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 13:30:27

Conspiracy of the Lemmings: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis; Part II

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook By Jim Simpson Note: I am indebted to the incredible efforts of many bloggers, who did the yeoman’s work of ferreting out many of the hard-to-find facts in this article. I particularly want to thank David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks team, Trevor Loudon of New Zeal blog, Cliff Kincaid, [more...]

Date: 2008-10-31 14:25:21


Polish road signs are now a common sight all over Our CountryRight I am going to do something a little different with what may be the penultimate post of the year.But before I start it, I would like to give a public thank you to Ancient Brit who provided me with the information I will be publishing [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 08:52:00

Not Your Ordinary PICNIC: Turning Points

Not your ordinary PICNIC:  that’s the tagline I found plastered all over the Westergasfabriek terrain during PINIC ’09. And PICNIC indeed is something quite out of the ordinary.  I arrived Wednesday around 11:00am, a few hours before the official opening of the conference part of PICNIC, which meant that I could take some time to explore the impressive central area of the festival, the PICNIC club. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 23:53:13


January 12, 2009NewsWithViews.comAs complicated and confusing as are America’s present financial woes, her fundamental problem is simply stated: This country is staggering towards economic perdition under a gargantuan load of debt that is unpayable in terms of real wealth. ( [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 13:39:18

began the charade. In December, 2003, the school board (two-thirds of whom are still board members) conspired with Quinn to “change” Rappaport’s and Pond’s positions to supervisors. Quinn promptly informed the county of the changes and updated the matrix report. Of course, as was previously demonstrated, their positions were never changed [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 17:16:44

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

The Death of Capitalism? On the Contrary, the Death of Socialism.

While I have some charts from last week and a few from my forex trading today that I’d like to post, at the moment I’d like to discuss something else: ... the importance of maintaining their credit. If we do the same, and we are on are way, we too could face ... the members of the union, leading to revolt or extreme discouragement.3) Communism and [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 04:17:00

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