Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
1/2 gallon water
1/2 gallon vinegar
8 oz ground cayenne
8 oz ground paprika
Boil together until mixed well, and bottle up for use.
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Franklin devised his moral-improvement method when he was in his twenties, and had originally intended to compose a book elaborating on it. In the Autobiography he laments that due to his many other concerns, this task was never accomplished: "I should have called my BOOK the ART of Virtue . . . But it so happened that my Intention of writing & publishing this Comment was never fulfilled . . . the necessary close Attention to private Business in the earlier part of Life, and public Business since, have occasioned my postponing it . . . [and] it has hitherto remain'd unfinish'd."
Saturday, December 29, 2012
* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50
Friday, December 28, 2012
Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Without legislative action in the next five days, the government will have to revert to a 1949 dairy price subsidy that requires the Agriculture Department to buy milk at inflated prices.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The spiral continues each year. Married couples with children have an average income of $80,000, compared with $24,000 for single mothers.
The community, in this case, has lost all direction on matters of what Aristotle calls moral and intellectual virtue -- i.e., living according to human nature -- and thus fails to meet Aristotle's pre-condition for a good public system.
if you really want to raise a generation of rational, decent adults prepared to shrug off the chains that today's majority has accepted in exchange for its "fair share" of the state's ill-gotten booty, you must emancipate the next generation of young adults from progressivism's universal indoctrination program.
Dr. Blanck also pointed to changes in the environment, like those documented in a report about food marketing practices released by the Federal Trade Commission on Friday.
The agency found that the amount of money spent on food marketing to children declined by nearly 20 percent from 2006 to 2009, with the biggest drop in television advertising. The total spent on food advertising to youths in 2009 was $1.79 billion, the report said.
The report, based on data from 48 major food and beverage marketers, also found that cereals marketed to children ages 2 to 11 had about a gram less sugar per serving in 2009 than in 2006 and slightly more whole grain.
Marketing to children of the most sugary cereals — those with 13 grams or more sugar per serving — was virtually eliminated between 2006 and 2009, according to the report.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
¡No Pasarán!: 卐mas Caroling: The Extremes Hitler Wanted to Go To in Order to Replace Christianity with the "Religion" of National Socialism
1937 — ‘Neo-Pagans’ Target Carols
BERLIN — De-Christianization of famous German Christmas hymns, such as “Silent Night, Holy Night,” is the outstanding contribution to the current holiday season of the rapidly spreading German faith movement or “religion” of National Socialism. In the new versions of the old songs reference to Nazi tenets of race, blood and soil replace familiar words concerning Christ, Child and the like. The accepted English translation of Mohr’s “Silent Night,” stanza three lines two and three is: “The Son of God loves pure light, radiant beams from thy Holy faith.” Equivalent lines in the Nazified version are “German blood, O how laugh the lips of thy children, blessed with joy.”
Monday, December 24, 2012
The British nurse who killed herself after transferring a hoax call from Australian radio personalities to Kate Middleton’s hospital room earlier this month reportedly had attempted suicide twice before.
Jacintha Saldanha, 46, who was found hanging by a scarf three days after the prank, attempted to overdose on pills during a family visit to India last winter, according to Indian newspapers quoted by the UK’s Daily Mail.
Nine days later, the reports said, she attempted to jump from a building and was admitted to a psych ward.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Now to Mr. Kushner’s quotes, “Israel was founded in a program that if you really wasn’t to be blunt about it was ethnic cleansing and that today is behaving abominably towards the Palestinian people. I have never been a Zionist, I have a problem with the idea of a Jewish state, it would be better if it never had happened.”
Another clergyman who knew the Lincoln family confirmed Brooks' account of Lincoln's orthodox Christianity and added a piquant detail: his last words to Mary Lincoln that night at Ford's Theater, which the clergyman heard from Mrs. Lincoln herself. Lincoln had reportedly said that, as soon as his presidency was over, “we will visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footsteps of the Savior.” There was, he told his wife (according to the clergyman), “no city on earth he so much desired to see as Jerusalem.” Then the bullet hit him. The thought that Lincoln's last word was “Jerusalem” was greatly reassuring to his devout countrymen
Picture a Day: This Is What Abraham Lincoln Would Have Seen. Rare Jerusalem Photos to Be Released -- Here's a Preview
"He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Saviour. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem," Mary Todd Lincoln told the Springfield, Ill. pastor who presided at Abraham Lincoln's funeral. She explained that the 16th president told her of his desire moments before he was fatally shot in Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865.
Also disappointing is the treatment of Lincoln's faith, so defining of the man and the president but nearly absent in this film. Indeed, in one of the few nods to any kind of religion, the film captures the president and First Lady on a carriage ride discussing where they will go after the war. Lincoln would like to go Jerusalem, to the city of "Solomon and David," we are told. But the original account, given by Mary herself, has Lincoln saying that he would like to walk in the "footsteps of the Savior." Why the change? Neither Spielberg nor Kushner, both men Jews, have ever retreated from Christian themes. Why now?
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The vast majority (last I saw it was over 80%) are on some form of psychotropic drug and has been for many years. They have been on Zoloft or some serotonin inhibitor through their formative years, and their decision making process is often flawed. They are usually disaffected, have been bullied, pushed around, and have a lot of emotional problems. They are delusional. They see themselves as victims, and they are usually striking back at their peer group.
There were four mass killing attempts this week. Only one made the news because it helped the agreed upon media narrative.
- Oregon. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter confronted by permit holder. Shooter commits suicide. Only a few casualties.
- Texas. NOT a gun free zone. Shooter killed immediately by off duty cop. Only a few casualties.
- Connecticut. GUN FREE ZONE. Shooters kills until the police arrive. Suicide. 26 dead.
- China. GUN FREE COUNTRY. A guy with a KNIFE stabs 22 children.
And here is the nail in the coffin for Gun Free Zones. Over the last fifty years, with only one single exception (Gabby Giffords), every single mass shooting event with more than four casualties has taken place in a place where guns were supposedly not allowed.
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.
The single best way to respond to a mass shooter is with an immediate, violent response. The vast majority of the time, as soon as a mass shooter meets serious resistance, it bursts their fantasy world bubble. Then they kill themselves or surrender. This has happened over and over again
The week’s offerings closed the books on $2.153 trillion of government debt sales in 2012 that set a record for demand. The Treasury attracted $3.15 in bids for each dollar of the notes and bonds it sold, surpassing last year’s bid-to-cover ratio of 3.04 and the 2010 mark of 2.99.
Friday, December 21, 2012
December 18, 2012 marked the centennial of one of the most notorious examples of how far the bureaucrats of official science will go to sustain a theory which allows them to dispense with God and to replace themselves as the new gods of life. On December 18, 1912, the Geological Society of London announced to the world that it had uncovered the "missing link" between our primate kin and Homo sapiens: the "Piltdown Man."
Henry Osborne, president of the American Museum of National History, proclaimed that the fossil remains were "without question" was proof of the evolution of ape to man. A monument to the discovery was erected at Barkham Manor to Charles Dawson, the founder of the fossils of this missing link.
The New York Times proclaimed "Darwin Theory is Proved True," and Nature, one of the most influential scientific journals in the work, announced that the Piltdown Man was an improvement proof of Darwin's theory. Textbooks included the Piltdown Man as evidence that Darwin was right.
As late as 1950, Nature was citing "New Evidence on the Antiquity of Piltdown Man" and announced that fluorine tests made it even more likely that the Piltdown Man was a single creature. From 1912 to 1953, college textbooks would treat the Piltdown Man as scientific evidence of Darwin's theory. The bulk of the scientific community accepted the Piltdown Man as true.
But in 1953, there arrived conclusive proof that the Piltdown Man was a complete hoax. It represented nothing more than a collection of fossil bones from different creatures which fulfilled the Darwinian fantasy of many scientists seeking a secular god in nature.
Under Clinton's revised CRA, moreover, banks for the first time earned CRA credit for purchasing subprime securities.
A wave of these securitizations began in 1997, which also happens to mark the start of the housing bubble.
sandy spending bill
Thursday, December 20, 2012
delingpole … radiative forcing
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
What any ruling class wants is to get children away from the influence of their parents. And what better way could there be to concentrate and homogenize children than in government child custodial facilities?
But they are ruins because one dark in the eighth century Lindisfarne's rock and walls were scaled by Vikings holding their swords in their mouths. Demons out of the northern seas who chased the unarmed monks from room to room in the monastery, butchering them for sport, sacking their golden altar and trampling their precious books underfoot.
In 1936, Walter Lippmann wrote in The Good Society1:
... the people have had it fixed in their minds that the state possesses a magical power to provide an abundant life. They have come gradually to think that their expectations may be as great as their government is powerful; that the stronger the government, the more certainly it can satisfy their heart's desires. After a while, when the doctrine is completely dominant in the popular mind, a point is reached where men cease to feel that there is any vital connection between production and consumption, between work and wealth.
It is no longer labor, but the law, the force of the state, the might of the government, that is looked upon as the source of material well-being.
The belief in this miracle is due to an optical illusion. The power of the state, as such, produces nothing: it can only redistribute that which has been produced
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
James Holmes was hooked on a cocktail of Big Pharma drugs that have been found to be deadlier than cocaine and heroin combined (even at ‘safe’ levels). But the trend continues much farther.
Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, as well as 15-year-old Kip Kinkel, were all on psychotropic drugs. Even Ted Kaczinski the “Unabomber”, Michael McDermott, John Hinckley, Jr., Byran Uyesugi, Mark David Chapman and Charles Carl Roberts IV, the Amish school killer,were all on some form of SSRI psychotropic pharmaceutical drugs.
The uncle said he was taking Fanapt. This needs to be explored to see if that's true. Fanapt is a horrible drug with a sketchy road to FDA approval.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
President Barack Obama, who a day earlier was moved to tears on national television by the tragedy, called for "meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this," but stopped short of specifically calling for tighter gun-control laws.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
High school 'tech club' student turned cold-blooded executioner: How classmates remember 'genius' Adam Lanza | Mail Online
One of Lanza’s former classmates spoke of his ‘noticeable decline’ after his parents’ divorce. ‘He was a loner at school and hyper intelligent,’ he said. ‘But in recent years he disappeared off the radar.
‘The word is that he was badly affected when his parents split and that might be what pushed him over the edge.
‘He was always weird but the divorce affected him. He was arguing with his mother. He was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.’
Adam Lanza of Newtown, Connecticut was a child of the suburbs and a child of divorce who at age 20 still lived with his mother.
18 They said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest will not cease, nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophets. So come, let’s attack him with our tongues and pay no attention to anything he says.”
Friday, December 14, 2012
The solar companies received money through the Treasury’s $13 billion program, known as the 1603 program, which used funds from President Obama’s stimulus initiative to offer cash grants to clean-energy developers. The goal was to spur the spread of wind farms, solar panels and other clean power sources nationwide.
Health insurance premiums may as much as double for some small businesses and individual buyers in the U.S. when the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions start in 2014, Aetna Inc. (AET)’s chief executive officer said.
The climate alarmists can’t continue to claim that warming was almost entirely due to human activity over a period when solar warming effects, now acknowledged to be important, were at a maximum.
After a contentious closed-door vote, the Senate intelligence committee approved a long-awaited report Thursday concluding that harsh interrogation measures used by the CIA did not produce significant intelligence breakthroughs, officials said.
The 6,000-page document, which was not released to the public, was adopted by Democrats over the objections of most of the committee’s Republicans. The outcome reflects the level of partisan friction that continues to surround the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other severe interrogation techniques four years after they were banned.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Add Politico and The Daily Kos to organizations conceding that Breitbart News is reporting stories they refuse to cover.
Astronomers have long debated whether hot stars in such early galaxies could have provided enough radiation to warm the cold hydrogen that formed soon after the big bang. This process, called reionization, made the universe transparent to light, and is thought to have occurred 200 million to a billion years after the big bang.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, these are shamefully dishonest institutions. They are not remotely practicing journalism. They are political activistsposing as journalists.
Federal Reserve to spend $45B a month to buy bonds, links rate hike to 6.5 pct. unemployment - The Washington Post
That plan adds detail to what the Fed had said before: that it expects to keep the rate low until at least mid-2015. For the first time, the Fed is making clear to investors and consumers that it will link its actions to specific economic markers.
» Syrian Rebels Pledge Allegiance to Al-Qaeda Group That Killed U.S. Troops Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Hillary Clinton has admitted that Al-Qaeda is supporting the Syrian rebels, who are backed by the Obama administration with $200 million dollars in aid. According to McClatchy Newspapers one of these groups, Al Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, is now conducting “the heaviest frontline fighting” in Syria and has been responsible for terrorist attacks. Impartial observers such as Dr. Jacques Beres say the majority of rebels in Syria are foreign extremists whose goal is to impose Sharia law. These rebels have also been filmed burning U.S. flags and chanting anti-American slogans.
19 Therefore this is what the Lord says:
“If you repent, I will restore you
that you may serve me;
if you utter worthy, not worthless, words,
you will be my spokesman.
Let this people turn to you,
but you must not turn to them.
20 I will make you a wall to this people,
a fortified wall of bronze;
they will fight against you
but will not overcome you,
for I am with you
to rescue and save you,”
declares the Lord.
21 “I will save you from the hands of the wicked
and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.”
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
University of Texas professor claims black students are failing because they are raised by single women | Mail Online
Law professor Lino Graglia was talking to the BBC when he said he could 'hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent, usually female, uneducated and without a lot of money.'
Topping the list in Pennsylvania was Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, who earned a base salary of $915,000 and total compensation of $1,463,000. New Jersey's top earner was Princeton's Shirley Tilghman, who earned $711,000 in salary and a total of $902,000.
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Amy Garrett: Portland woman 'held at gunpoint by two boys aged 7 and 11 in attempted carjacking' | Mail Online
'Officers told the 11-year-old to keep his hands out of his pockets but he ignored the officers and tried putting his hand back in his pocket,' Portland police said in a statement. 'Officers grabbed his arms and recovered a cocked and loaded .22 caliber handgun in his pocket.'
‘...they took my statement while they had the 11yr old in the back of the cop car and he was kicking the car. The cop told me that the kid was acting like a 40yr old heroin addict. And the 7yr old was sitting on the curb crying hysterically,' Miss Garrett wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday.
Because of the boys’ young age, too young for jail even at a juvenile facility, officers returned the boys to their families.
Taxpayers owned as much as 92 percent of AIG after saving a firm that insured 100,000 municipalities, retirement plans and companies and was a counterparty to some of the biggest banks. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has said saving AIG after it was hobbled by mortgage-related bets made him “more angry” than any other measure the government undertook to counter the deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The Fed is expected to announce fresh monthly purchases of $45 billion of Treasurys that will take effect at the start of the new year as the existing Operation Twist bond-buying program expires. See: Fed to do what it can to ease cliff uncertainty.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Although she no longer gets advances, or upfront payments for her work, she gets royalties of up to 70 percent, instead of the 10-15 percent publishers usually pay.
And even with charging only 99 cents for some books, Bond says she made more than half a million dollars in the last year.
That's right, with just a few strokes Bond is creating an electronic book, or "e-book."
"That's it, I'll get an e-mail from Amazon saying, 'Your book is live and congratulations,'" Bond said.
Clean Water Act 40th anniversary: The greatest success in environmental law made rivers stop burning. - Slate Magazine
In 1972, a landmark law reversed the course of this filthy tide. Today, four decades later, the Clean Water Act stands as one of the great success stories of environmental law. Supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, the act took a completely new approach to environmental protection. The law flatly stated there would be no discharge of pollutants from a point source (a pipe or ditch) into navigable waters without a permit. No more open sewers dumping crud into the local stream or bay
Saturday, December 8, 2012
In the last six months, 621,000 of the 847,000 new jobs created have been in government, not the private sector, according to CNSNews.com. That's 73% of all jobs — not a healthy labor market.
As for that big "drop" in the unemployment rate, all of it was due to the fact that 540,000 Americans are no longer looking for work. They either dropped out, took early disability or retired. Since the start of 2009, 9.7 million Americans have fallen into this category.
Friday, December 7, 2012
According to testimony last week in Haverhill District Court, all 11 are on welfare — mostly SSI and SSDI. According to federal statistics, despite their relative youth (they range in age from 26 to 51), they have only a 1 percent chance of ever ... recovering. By which I mean, getting off welfare.
There remains one explanation that has escaped both sides’ scrutiny because they share culpability for it. Beginning in 2001, easy money from the Federal Reserve flooded the markets with cheap credit, creating asset bubbles and finally tipping the American financial system on its side. This was a period of legitimate economic success (52 consecutive months of job growth under President George W. Bush) mixed with fake wealth attached to real estate and financial assets. No Republican is eager to wade into that story, while no Democrat wants to admit that their current strategy is reminiscent of it: Lean on the Fed to juice the economy.
Another Common Core’s non-fiction exemplar is an excerpt from a 2009 New Yorker essay by Atul Gawande on health care. This too is propaganda – an effort to show that Obamacare is wise policy.
The bill for Obama’s first term has yet to come due. The administration poured $5 trillion down a rat hole for trendy projects run by political allies without providing any discernible lift to the economy. Instead, it’s increased our debt load and placed us in the unpleasant company of Portugal and Greece.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Nationally, Obama won the popular vote by 4,452,910 -- but because 4,516,701 of those came from California and New York, Romney and the GOP can reasonably argue that he won the rest of the country by just about 64,000 votes
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called both the current secessionist movement and elements of the Tea Party racist during an interview late last month on NBC's "Meet the Press."
In 2006, Tiller and his political patroness, then Governor Kathleen Sebelius, used his money and her muscle to defeat the one person who stood in their way, Republican Attorney General Phill Kline. Before leaving office, however, Kline filed 30 counts against Tiller for performing illegal late-term abortions. In other words, Tiller stood accused of taking the life of fifteen fully viable unborn babies whose mothers were equally healthy in utter disregard of Kansas law.
Though, having said that the identity of this newly named genus is not entirely clear. It may be a dinosaur or fall just the other side of this line in the sand. This is not a major surprise or problem – there's not much of the animal preserved and so providing such an exact ID is naturally difficult. However, it's not actually much of a problem and either way, as the features of this animal show it is clearly close to dinosaur origins and pushing back the date of the earliest known dinosaurs.
Previously dinosaurs were known to be present around 230 million years ago, but Nyasasaurus is somewhere between 240 and 245 million years old. The animals formerly regarded as the nearest relatives to dinosaurs date from this earlier time, so the presence of either a very early dinosaur, or an animal which is the new closest relative to the dinosaurs had been expected. Nyasasaurus therefore fills a gap in the fossil record and drags the origins of the dinosaurs further back in time. We expected to find them at this kind of time, but confirmation is of course always nice.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
As we noted last Thursday, the argument for the continuing relevance of the 1965 Voting Rights Act--the most dubious section of which is currently under review at the Supreme Court--rests heavily on the supposition that voter ID laws discriminate against minorities. If they do not have that effect, it may be that the problem of voting discrimination--which was, of course, quite serious half a century ago--has been entirely solved.
The Government Accountability Office warned in a report Monday that if cuts are not made to mandatory spending — including Social Security and Medicare — there will be a fundamental gap between spending and revenue as more baby boomers retire.
“Significant actions to change the long-term fiscal path must be taken,” the GAO warned.
Prior to the election, most reporters — or their editors — weren’t interested in looking into any of this too closely. But in the wake of the refusal of elected GOP leaders in the states to do the Obama administration’s bidding on Obamacare, the development of the federal Obamacare exchanges might now receive closer examination. The idea of funneling about $1 trillion (according to the Congressional Budget Office) over Obamacare’s real first dozen years (2014-25) from American taxpayers, through Washington, to private insurance companies was always problematic. But it’s more problematic to hire a subsidiary of one of those insurance companies as an architect and policeman of the exchanges through which the Obama administration intends to have this abundant taxpayer money flow, more problematic still that Obama’s first head of the CCIIO may have profited personally from the venture, and most problematic of all that HHS may have told a private company to violate federal securities law in order to aid Obama’s reelection prospects.
The Obama administration’s congressional allies botched the drafting of this aspect of the health care overhaul, as the plain language of Obamacare doesn’t empower federal exchanges to distribute taxpayer-funded subsidies to individuals; it empowers only state-based exchanges to distribute the subsidies. (The administration pretends otherwise.) Moreover, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is lagging behind in developing the federal exchanges.
Warren Buffett, call your office, which is the headquarters of the largest tax shelter in the world. The more Obama raises tax rates on the rich, the more will flee to Buffett's tax shelter, which protects investors from precisely the capital gains taxes, and taxes on dividends, that Obama is raising the most. Buffett is laughing all the way to the bank, but if you are middle class, or poor, the joke is on you, as we will see.
My line is in declarations in a court about the 18-T facility in San Francisco, that documented the NSA room inside that AST&T facility, where they had Naris devices to collect data off the fiber optic lines inside the United States. So, that’s kind of a powerful device, that would collect everything it was being sent. It could collect on the order over of 100 billion 1,000-character emails a day. One device.
RT: You say they sift through billions of e-mails. I wonder how do they prioritize? How do they filter it?
WB: I don’t think they are filtering it. They are just storing it. I think it’s just a matter of selecting when they want it. So, if they want to target you, they would take your attributes, go into that database and pull out all your data.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Mona Diaz, owner of Fernwood Nursery in Madera Ranchos, recommends planting EZ-PICK fruit trees. These are started in a nursery with lower branching structures so fruit grows closer to the ground; the trees should be kept pruned to 6-12 feet. Not only does this mean easier picking, Diaz says, but it also makes using protective netting more feasible should a gardener choose this option. Fernwood Nursery sells EZ-PICK trees during bare-root season, although Diaz recommends orders be placed in August.
"With the low branches, the birds don’t go down that low," Diaz says. "Birds want to get up high, away from people or anything that will disturb them."
Queens father fatally crushed by train after deranged man flings him onto Midtown subway tracks - NYPOST.com
She told cops he’d been drinking, and one witness claimed he was the aggressor on the platform, law-enforcement sources said, adding that authorities found a bottle of vodka on Han afterward.
“We had a fight,” the widow said through tears. “I kept calling him and calling him to see where he was, but he didn’t answer.”
The portfolio of embattled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice includes investments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in several energy companies known for doing business with Iran, according to financial disclosure forms.
while these passages may constitute a violation of Article 134 of the Qatari Penal Code, which provides for five years’ imprisonment for criticism of the Emir, this provision of the law violates freedom of speech standards under international law.
The interiors of any terrestrial planets in these systems are likely warmer than Earth - up to 25 per cent, which would make them more geologically active and more likely to retain enough liquid water to support life, at least in its microbial form.
Keyes told investigators he hadn't chosen a victim but had specific criteria for whom he wanted to attack. He wanted somebody whose house had an attached garage, who didn't have children. It had to be somebody without a dog, and somebody whose house had a simple layout, so he could easily find the bedroom.
Surveillance video images taken Feb. 16 inside the National Bank of Texas branch in Azle, Texas, just west of Fort Worth, show a man resembling Keyes, wearing a white hard hat and breathing mask with sunglasses, brandishing a pistol and ordering employees and customers to the floor. Keyes was never charged in relation to the robbery.
When Keyes died, he was being held for the slaying of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, who was abducted from a coffee kiosk in Anchorage in February. He was later arrested in Texas after using her debit card.
Monday, December 3, 2012
A call to end a corporate welfare agency | Timothy P. Carney | Beltway Confidential | San Francisco Examiner
No - this is not a joke. The president is absolutely serious.
Acknowledging that his tax increase on the wealthy will slow economic activity, the president wants $255 billion in new spending.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
It also just so happens that the out-of-wedlock childbirth problem is largely a budgetary issue. For example, out of the approximately $450 billion spent last year on Medicaid, $330 billion went to single parents. And the cost of Medicaid is expected to reach almost $675 billion annually by 2017. In addition, approximately 75% of the 1.6 million inmates in the U.S. prison system were born out of-wedlock. At a cost of approximately $30,000 per prisoner per year, that comes to a total taxpayer annual cost of $36 billion annually. Taxpayers have also lost an additional $50 billion over the last three years due to deadbeat parents not paying child support, which the government must then subsidize.
That refusal has indirectly manifested into the now-out-of-control out-of-wedlock childbirth rate, which recently reached 41% of the population and is directly linked to the problem of government dependency.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
It is a project begun at the turn of the previous century by "an alliance of experts and victims," Mr. Mansfield says. "Social scientists and political scientists were very much involved in the foundation of the progressive movement. What those experts did was find ways to improve the well-being of the poor, the incompetent, all those who have the right to vote but can't quite govern their own lives. And still to this day we see in the Democratic Party the alliance between Ph.D.s and victims."
The Obama campaign's dissection of the public into subsets of race, sex and class resentments is a case in point. "Victims come in different kinds," says Mr. Mansfield, "so they're treated differently. You push different buttons to get them to react."
'We have now an American political party and a European one. Not all Americans who vote for the European party want to become Europeans. But it doesn't matter because that's what they're voting for. They're voting for dependency, for lack of ambition, and for insolvency."
Few have thought as hard, or as much, about how democracies can preserve individual liberty and national virtue as the eminent political scientist Harvey Mansfield. When it comes to assessing the state of the American experiment in self-government today, his diagnosis is grim, and he has never been one to mince words.