Saturday, November 30, 2013

When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too

Inflation, Shortages, And Social Democracy In Venezuela

The economic turmoil in Venezuela has received increasing international media attention over the past few months. In September, the toilet paper shortage (which followed food shortages and electricity blackouts) resulted in the “temporary occupation” of the Paper Manufacturing Company, as armed troops were sent to ensure the “fair distribution” of available stocks. Similar action occurred a few days ago against electronics stores: President Nicolás Maduro accused electronics vendors of price-gouging, and jailed them with the warning that “this is just the start of what I’m going to do to protect the Venezuelan people.”

Metallic Money (Gold/Silver) vs. Credit Money: Know The Difference

Increases wealth disparities vs. does not increase wealth disparities. The higher debt load facilitated by a credit money system results in greater flows of wealth from the debtor class to the creditor class. The higher debt load leads to increased disparities in income, more very poor and very rich and fewer of the middle class.

Extreme weather events are increasing: yet another green propaganda myth

What the report shows is that – contra m'learned professorial friend at that conference the other day; contra Sir Paul Nurse and the Royal Society – there is no more evidence that there has been a recent increase in extreme weather events than there is that we are in the throes of runaway global warming.

Friday, November 29, 2013

The ObamaCare lie and the global warming lie

U-M Paul DeWolf murder case: How stolen laptop's 'Find my Mac' app led to arrests

In a court hearing earlier this month, Ann Arbor Police Detective Katie Nucci detailed for 15th District Judge Joseph Burke how investigators used the laptop to build their case against Shaquille Jones, 21, and Joei Jordan, 20.

Fort Myers teen arrested after random attacks

In many cases across the country, teens are recording the punches and kicks on their cell phones then posting them online. The attacks are often impossible to predict and prevent.
"What's not fun about it? Just go up to a random person, slap them and run away," said another teen.
This story also has personal ties to Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. Last October, his daughter was sucker-punched on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. The man who did it was caught and found guilty.

Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against ObamaCare Now Being Audited

Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.
That’s a rather strange coincidence.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Why climate change is (still) far too important to be left to scientists

At this point we are already guaranteed to be the laughing stock of the future, for having entertained this nonsense for even a single year. A cautionary tale of mass hysteria, comparable to the witch-burners or the millenarian doom-cults, all the more so because we were more technologically advanced and fancied ourselves so superior to them.

Feds refuse to tell House committee about their global warming spending

Eleven federal agencies that declined to testify at a Sept. 18 hearing on their global warming spending also missed a Nov. 22 deadline to provide a congressional panel with written information about the issue.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked officials at 14 agencies to testify at the hearing.
Together those agencies have spent at least $70 billion on global warming activities since 2005, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Pardon these turkeys

As the National Park Service and NASA understand. They are among the federal agencies that have their own SWAT teams. The Agriculture Department, however, stresses sensitivity. A video of its “cultural sensitivity training” shows employees being instructed to call the Pilgrims who created Thanksgiving “illegal aliens.”

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Yale professor dies after taken to jail

Police said they received a complaint of a domestic dispute shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. They said officers spoke with Saunder Ganglani, who identified See as his husband and said he went to the home they shared to retrieve his belongings. Ganglani was charged with violating a protective order.

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The Hidden Secrets Of Money Part 4: The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind (In 7 Easy Steps)

From the seven stages of empire to the dollar crisis (and golden opportunity) Mike Maloney moves on to expose the system that is ultimately responsible for most of the inequality in the world today. As Mike explains, most people can feel deep down that something isn't quite right with the world economy, but few know what it is. Gone are the days where a family can survive on just one paycheck...every day it seems that things are more and more out of control, yet only one in a million understand why.

AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalized groups such as sex workers, drug users and gay men, and could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if no progress is made in turning them around.

The Dead’s Envy for the Living

Literacy (and female literacy in particular) is the best predictor of fertility in Muslim countries: the best educated among them, namely Tunisia, Algeria, and Turkey, also have fallen below replacement fertility. Iran’s fertility fell the fastest in part because the deposed shah set in motion a crash literacy program.

Catholic deacon shot and killed while visiting parents in Houma

Police in Houma are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a deacon Sunday afternoon.
Police say a 17-year-old homeless boy, Leron Calloway, who police believe is armed and dangerous, is a person of interest in the case. He's wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Connely Duplantis, a Catholic deacon who, shortly after giving out communion at Annunziata Church, was gunned down at his parent's house.
"I just saw a person pass, and then I heard 'Boom!'"

Who Is Gail Sandidge? Texas Nurse Stabbed And Killed While Protecting Patients During Surgery Center Attack

KLTV reports that witnesses saw a man running through Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview around 7 a.m. He was holding a hunting knife and screaming, "You're not going to kill my mother." Witnesses say patients and their family members saw the suspect, 22-year-old Kyron Templeton, stab Sandidge in the chest after she ran to protect her patients.

Suspect captured in deaths of Kan. mom, children

The bodies of a southeast Kansas mother and her three young children were discovered Tuesday, and a suspect has been captured after a manhunt for him, authorities said.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NSF Spends $82,525 to Study Self-Defense by Millipedes

The National Science Foundation spent $82,525 on a one-year grant to study on the self-defense of bioluminescent millipedes. - See more at:

Bailouts for Cities?

But remember the long road that Detroit and other cities have traveled to financial distress. Politicians consistently made bad deals for constituents, while union leaders regularly sued for plusher benefits, thoughtless about how city governments could pay for them. And voters persisted in electing those governing in this irresponsible way.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth

The last time that happened, during the so-called "Maunder Minimum" between 1650 and 1715, almost no sunspots were observed. During the same period, temperatures dropped sharply on Earth, sparking what is called the "Little Ice Age" in Europe and North America.

Party of the rich: Obama policies have been helping fat cats

From 2009 to 2012, the top 1 percent received 95 percent of income gains, a study by University of California-Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez indicated.
That’s where you find the “superstars” who make megabucks in sports, entertainment, technology and finance, said economists Steven Kaplan and Joshua Rauh. You’d expect them to do better.
But during the presidency of George W. Bush, the top 1 percent garnered just 65 percent of income growth, Prof. Saez said.
The stock market has set all-time highs despite mostly dismal economic news — thanks to “quantitative easing” (money creation) by the Federal Reserve Board. The top 1 percent own 83 percent of U.S. stocks.

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Energy loses $139M on loan to electric car maker

The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.
Hybrid Technology LLC, the California car marker's new owner, said it plans to keep Fisker operating after it emerges from bankruptcy.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

USAID programs hit by fraud, corruption and bid-rigging allegations

“Foreign aid is notoriously corrupt,” Fitton said. “The surprise is that anyone is surprised by this anymore. Twenty percent of aid is lost. If this happened in the private sector, (the program) would have been shut down.”
In September, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction charged that millions of U.S. dollars were being wasted on public health programs that were at risk “of waste, fraud and abuse.

Police affidavit describes chilling note left by Philip Chism after death of Danvers High teacher Colleen Ritzer

Following Ritzer’s murder, Diana Chism was interviewed by police about her son. She told them she was living with her aunt, having moved away from Tennessee with her son and her daughter, in part because she was divorcing her husband.

Friday, November 22, 2013

C. S. Lewis: Jack the Giant-Killer

In his far from uncritical, highly informed essay, Nuttall (whom Harold Bloom once called the finest living English literary critic) persuasively argues that the particular giant Lewis slew was philosophical subjectivism — what Lewis called in his brilliant A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942) “a world of incessant autobiography.” Nuttall is referring particularly to Lewis’s tightly argued The Abolition of Man (1943), his essay “The Poison of Subjectivism” (1943), and probably also his science-fiction/philosophical fable That Hideous Strength (1945), which is worthy of comparison with Brave New World and 1984.

Nearly 1,000,000 homes in Cuba have no running water

Café Fuerte reports that according to the Castro dictatorship's own figures, nearly 1,000,000 homes in Cuba have no running water from a public source, relying instead on wells, streams, and river for their daily water needs.

Did the Tea Party Kill JFK?

Oswald had hoped to travel to Cuba and serve in Castro’s government. To establish his bona fides, he set up a chapter of the “Fair Play for Cuba” committee during a stay in New Orleans. He traveled to Mexico City and visited the Cuban and Soviet Embassies in his bid to get to Cuba. He was still trying to navigate the bureaucracy when he heard Kennedy would be visiting Dallas.

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two books on welfare

The INHERITANCE: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond [Bargain Price] [Hardcover]

American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare

A Libertarian View of Gay Marriage

Now, in the late fifties, a debate began over whether to extend benefits to the unmarried. It was unfair to stigmatise unwed mothers. Why shouldn’t they be able to avail themselves of the benefits available to other citizens? The brutal societal prejudice against illegitimacy was old fashioned, bigoted, irrational.

... But the truth is that nobody has any business to destroy a social institution until he has really seen it as an historical institution.

How Trayvon's Knockout Game Went Bad

Martin had four minutes to run less than a hundred yards to his townhouse. When he saw Zimmerman exit his truck, he set upon another strategy. There is no reason to believe that Jeantel tried to discourage him. In fact, she could never quite remember how it was that the final confrontation went down. Although the State chose to believe Jeantel, on this point, on all points, Zimmerman's testimony was much more credible.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The 'Spy' Who Fooled the EPA

Prosecutors estimate that from 2000 to 2013 Beale was absent from his EPA duties for a total of 2.5 years, claiming to be working for "Langley" or on a special EPA "research project." In 2008 he was gone for six months but never submitted a leave request. Around May 2011, Beale claimed to be retiring and celebrated with colleagues on a dinner cruise. An EPA manager admitted to not seeing Beale at the office after that, though not noticing until November 2012 that Beale was still on the payroll.

Dangerous Games - "Point 'em Out, Knock 'em Out"

He says he used to play it because he was usually dared, while high and with a bad group of friends.

50 Years of Night in Eastern Kentucky: 'A lot of people here have just given up'

The problem facing Appalachia today isn't Third World poverty. It's dependence on government assistance.
The people of Martin County fell short of Johnson's plan to "support themselves" rather than rely on handouts. In 2011, the county's largest source of personal income wasn't wages and salaries, as it is in a healthy economy. It was $143 million in government transfer payments, direct aid from the American taxpayer for which no good or service was expected in return.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Very Dangerous Game

Providing cover for hoodlums is a disservice to everybody, including members of every race, and even the hoodlums themselves. Better that they should be suppressed and punished now, rather than continue on a path that is likely to lead to prison, or even to the execution chamber. 

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Hillary Clinton's Achilles Heel

Jack Cashill TWA Flight 800

On the night of July 17, 1996, President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary attended a gala for the Women's Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee at the Sheraton Washington Hotel. We know this from the 11,000 pages of Hillary's schedule as first lady that the National Archives released in 2008.

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Surprise! Media finally wake up to Knockout Game

In January, several members of the University of Alabama national championship football team attacked two students in what many call the Knockout Game.

Teen 'knockout game' continues to harm innocent people

New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the fisticuff fad earlier this month with a report on the twisted game in Jersey City.
"You just knock them out. You hit them with a blow and you take their belongings," one teen told the station.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What Castro Knew About Lee Harvey Oswald

 Mr. Latell concludes that "Castro and a small number of Cuban intelligence officers were complicit in Kennedy's death but that their involvement fell short of an organized assassination plot." Instead they "exhorted Oswald," and "encouraged his feral militance."

An ObamaCare fan gets a rude awakening: She can't afford the Affordable Care Act after all

So she is going to pay that $95 tax, is that right?
SMITH: She says that she has no choice. The trouble is that the insurance policies that are available under ObamaCare when you don't have the tax credit, they are simply too expensive. The best you can get is a bronze plan. The deductibles are so high that she simply wouldn't be able to afford the health insurance. So, in some respects, it's a Washington State problem with the problems they have got on the website. But also it raises the question how affordable is the affordable healthcare act in the first place?

Homes raided, subpoenas issued targeting conservative groups and allies of Scott Walker

“This is a taxpayer-funded, opposition-research campaign,” one source said. “This is not a question of what conservatives did wrong. It’s a question of one party in this state using prosecutorial powers to conduct a one-sided investigation into conservatives.”
“Investigators are spying on people and using the power of government to collect records,” said another source with knowledge of the occurrences.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

10 lb. (4.53 kg) Great Western North American 2-row malt (2 °L)
0.50 lb. (227 g) Great Western crystal malt (15 °L)
4.1 AAU Willamette hops (60 min) (0.82 oz./23 g of 5% alpha acids) or
     substitute with Willamette, Glacier, U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnang or
     Styrian Golding hops
Wyeast 1056 (American Ale), White Labs WLP001 (California Ale) or
     Fermentis Safale US-05 yeast

Potentially Fatal ‘Knockout’ Game Targeting Strangers May Be Spreading

A terrifying new ‘game’ that’s already caused deaths in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey is sweeping the nation, and it preys upon unsuspecting people walking the streets, anywhere.
A recent report from New York-based CBS 2 shed light on the growing trend, displaying unsettling footage of teens participating in this game – which goes by the name ‘Knockout’ – and involves randomly targeting passersby, with the ultimate goal being to knock them out with one punch as they walk by.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What the Pilgrims didn’t know then was that they had landed in a region recently devastated by disease: The Indian tribes had suffered even more horrible losses. “Death was everywhere.” The Native Americans were terrified and weakened. What saved the Pilgrims was “becoming an active part of the diplomatic process” with the Indians. Philbrick provides a brisk introduction to the competing tribes and some of the remarkable individuals who played key roles in the settlement’s survival.

What the Pilgrims didn’t know then was that they had landed in a region recently devastated by disease: The Indian tribes had suffered even more horrible losses. “Death was everywhere.” The Native Americans were terrified and weakened.
What saved the Pilgrims was “becoming an active part of the diplomatic process” with the Indians. Philbrick provides a brisk introduction to the competing tribes and some of the remarkable individuals who played key roles in the settlement’s survival.

A day that should live in infamy

But such a war was already underway. Post-recognition, this Soviet war on America, spearheaded by traitors directed by Moscow, would intensify. A veritable army of Stalin's secret agents, agents of influence, fellow travelers and dupes entered the U.S. government and related institutions. They would fight an unceasing stealth war against this country, even -- I should say, especially -- during World War II. Much to the executive branch's consternation, the House and Senate would do much to expose this stealth Soviet war in the House Un-American Activities Committee and other committees.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby Master Spy

Over the years, Bandar arranged to lower global oil prices in the service of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and both the Bushes. At the behest of the CIA’s Bill Casey, and behind the back of Congress, Bandar arranged for the Saudis to bankroll anti-Communist wars in Nicaragua, Angola and Afghanistan. He was thick with Dick Cheney, and he was so tight with the George H.W. Bush clan—the father, the mother, the sons, the daughters—that they just called him “Bandar Bush.”

Friday, November 15, 2013

farmhouse ale whole grain recipe

0.66 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Adjunct 4.04 % 
10.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 64.34 % 
4.50 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 27.57 % 
0.66 lb Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 4.04 % 
0.66 oz Falconer's Flight (Magnum alt) [10.50 %] (60 min) Hops 18.6 IBU 
0.66 oz Falconer's Flight (Simcoe alt) [10.50 %] (20 min) Hops 11.3 IBU 
0.50 oz Centennial (Amarillo alt) [8.70 %] (15 min) Hops 5.8 IBU 
1.00 oz Amarillo [8.70 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops - 0 IBU
1 Pkgs American Farmhouse Blend (Platinum Series) (White Lab #670) Yeast-Ale

‘This Is What Terror Is’: Administration Slammed for Brushing Off Religious Root of Boko Haram Threat

And there were more horrific tales to come, as the subcommittees heard that Boko Haram has been beheading Christians with chainsaws.

The Day After Tomorrow ... Robert Louis Stevenson

History is much decried; it is a tissue of errors, we are told, no doubt correctly; and rival historians ex­pose each other’s blunders with gratification. Yet the worst histo­rian has a clearer view of the period he studies than the best of us can hope to form of that in which we live. The obscurest epoch is today; and that for a thousand reasons of inchoate tendency, conflicting re­port, and sheer mass and multiplic­ity of experience; but chiefly, perhaps, by reason of an insidious shifting of landmarks.

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Robert Louis Stevenson: Champion of Liberty

'No man can settle another’s life for him. It is the test of the nature and courage of each that he shall decide it for himself.’
In fact, Robert Louis Stevenson’s writings are replete with such say­ings extolling the virtues of self-responsibility. That this is so be­comes understandable when we study RLS’s life, a tale more inspira­tional than any he wrote.

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Insurers have warned that they need a wide range of people signing up for coverage because premiums paid by adults in the younger and healthier group, between 18 and 35, are needed to offset the cost of carrying older and sicker customers who typically generate far more in medical bills than they contribute in premiums.

America after Obama

Murray focuses on increasing social dysfunction -- drug addiction, divorce, illegitimacy, single parenthood, etc. -- among (especially working class) whites during the last half-century.  Cosby and Poussaint deal with many of the same phenomena among blacks.  Eberstadt writes about the growth of dependence on government by a citizenry seemingly more adept at "gaming" the welfare state than they are at the habits of self-reliance that once were the heart of "the American character."

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16 American cities foreign governments warn their citizens about

Chicago: Stay away from the West Side and anywhere south of 59th Street.
Houston: Be vigilant if traveling through Downtown, south and east Houston at night.

Christians 'face extinction' amid sectarian terror, minister warns

“There are parts of the world today where to be a Christian is to put your life in danger,” she writes. “From continent to continent, Christians are facing discrimination, ostracism, torture, even murder, simply for the faith they follow.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

IPCC 's Bogus Evidence for Global Warming

They then use the following trick.  They re-plot their model graph, but without an increase in greenhouse gases; this absence of forcing now generates a gap between the reported warming and unforced model.  Then they turn around and argue that this gap must be due to an increase in greenhouse gases.  It appears to me that this argument may be circular.  Even if the reported late-20th-century surface warming really exists (it is absent from the satellite and radiosonde records), the IPCC argument is not convincing.

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John Adams thought he could see arbitrary power emerging in the American colonies and urged his countrymen to “nip it in the bud” before they lost all their liberties (1774)

Obsta principiis, nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.


To much fanfare, in 2006 Medicare announced that only 7 percent of its payments were a result of fraud. Two years later, The New York Times reported that it was actually 31.5 percent — and that Medicare had aggressively hidden the fraud from outside auditors.
Do you think a privately run insurance company would take three years to notice that one-third of its payouts had been obtained by fraud? But with federal programs, there’s a powerful incentive not to look for fraud. That would merely vindicate critics of big government!
In 2012, Medicare’s crack investigators noticed that more than a billion dollars in home health care payments for 2008 had gone to one single county in Florida — more than all such payments made to the rest of the entire country.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gross private product

The bureaucrat devising regulations that damage business? His salary increases GDP. The $300 million Alaskan “bridge to nowhere” of a few years back? That was $300 million added to GDP. The jet-fighter project that costs billions, and is plagued by huge overruns that lead to its cancellation? Those billions add to GDP.
Even public-spending “stimulus” programs, however foolish, are always effective according to the GDP definition, because their cost is simply added to output.
It’s obvious why big-government Keynesians would like this calculation: It substantiates their claim that government spending stimulates economic growth.


So how can you get an accurate measure of economic growth?
Arithmetically, there’s a simple solution: You take Line 1, “Gross Domestic Product,” in the Bureau of Economic Analysis‘ GDP Table and subtract from it Line 21, “Government Consumption Expenditures and Gross Investment.”
That gives you a net number, which we can call “gross private product,” or GPP. It’s a measure of all the output produced by the private sector.


A Treasury Department watchdog admitted that the feds think they will lose at least $9.7 billion of the taxpayers’ money on the bailout.

What Is the Real Unemployment Rate?

The civilian labor force dropped by a seasonally adjusted 720,000 in October. The BLS says that the government furloughs did not influence that decline. In the 57 months since Barack Obama took office, the labor force has grownby only 607,000 — an average of less than 11,000 per month. Meanwhile, the adult population has grown by 11.642 million.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Former Fed Quantitative Easer Confesses, Apologizes: "I Can Only Say: I'm Sorry, America"

It wasn't long before my old doubts resurfaced. Despite the Fed's rhetoric, my program wasn't helping to make credit any more accessible for the average American. The banks were only issuing fewer and fewer loans. More insidiously, whatever credit they were extending wasn't getting much cheaper. QE may have been driving down the wholesale cost for banks to make loans, but Wall Street was pocketing most of the extra cash.

James O’Keefe reveals corruption at the heart of the president’s signature program.

“You lie because your premiums will be higher,” one navigator advises an investigator for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, who tells the worker he sometimes smokes. “Don’t tell them that. Don’t tell ’em.”
The investigator then poses as a low-income worker at a university who has unreported cash income on the side, worrying about how that might affect his premium subsidies. That’s no problem for a navigator, who says, “Don’t get yourself in trouble by declaring it now.”

Woman raped at home while daughter slept next to her

A man crept inside a woman’s Chinatown apartment and raped her at knifepoint while the victim’s seven-year-old daughter slept next to her in the same bed, police sources said.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The World According to Kipling

At a time when Americans are becoming increasingly dependent, here is a reminder of what liberty and independence really are.

On the Road Again: Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Memoir, Finished At Last

In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off to walk across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul, or Constantinople, as he always called it.  He reached his destination at the end of 1934, after many memorable adventures and encounters, but he did not write about the journey until nearly thirty years later.

Amid austerity and debt, Denmark remains happiest nation

The Danes themselves are more puzzled by their purported happiness, sometimes referring to it facetiously when data paint a less rosy picture -- like when the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said they were the third-largest consumers per capita of antidepressants.

Singapore bans adultery website Ashley Madison

Singapore's government has blocked access to the popular adultery website Ashley Madison amid a public outcry ahead of the company's planned launch of a portal for the city-state.
The Media Development Authority, which regulates the Internet, said in a statement late Friday that it has blocked access to the Canada-based website because it is in "flagrant disregard of our family values and public morality."

IRS lost $4 BILLION to identity thieves in 2012 as it targeted the tea party

The IRS, which is now overseeing Obamacare’s complicated implementation and collecting its tax penalties, sent 343 tax refunds to a single address in Shanghai, and another 655 tax refunds one in Lithuania, according to CBS News.
statement detailing a similar report filed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found 1.1 million fraudulent tax returns were filed with clearly fabricated Social Security numbers that IRS could have detected, costing taxpayers $3.6 billion in 2011.

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History Channel plans to remake historically problematic ‘Roots’

And the first half of the book — Kunta Kinte’s life in Africa — was blatantly plagiarized from an earlier novel by anthropologist Harold Courlander, who sued Haley, accepting a $650,000 settlement after the court’s expert witness concluded that the copying in the book and the movie was “clear and irrefutable . . . significant and extensive.”
That deal was made after the judge hearing the case, alarmed not only by the extent of the copying but also by Haley’s repeated perjury in court, pressed the sides to settle, then sealed the official file from public view. The judge later admitted (in a BBC documentary that has never run on American TV) that he “didn’t want to destroy” Haley and his reputation.

New York Times’ Obama cheerleading harms the nation

Yet the Times, especially its editorial page, remains his most devoted cheerleader. The latest example is embarrassing enough to make a Gray Lady blush.
After the president’s repeated promise that “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it” was proven false, the editorial page tried to clean up his mess. On Nov. 2, it charged that Republicans were stoking “consumer fears and confusion” by highlighting reports of people losing insurance.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Voters Defeat Amendment 66, But What If Judges Get the Final Say on Education Spending?

Perhaps the most well-known school-finance lawsuit happened in Kansas City, Mo., where a federal judge demanded salary increases for teachers, class-size reductions, preschool programs, and a host of other changes. Additional litigation went on for more than a decade, with taxpayers spending around $2 billion in court-ordered money – with, of course, no discernible impact on student achievement.

What Happened in Laramie Everything you know about Matthew Shepard is wrong

The “cause” in this case would be gay rights, in all of its astounding exfoliations. Jimenez’s book threatens to uproot a foundational myth of the movement: that the murder of a University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard, in 1998, was a “hate crime.”

Sorry your insurance got canceled! Here, let the taxpayers make it up to you

Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner cites CBO estimates that say raising the subsidy caps from 400 percent above poverty level to 500 percent - the kind of "fix" Obama is apparently mulling over - would triple the cost of the subsidies over the next five years, from $458 billion to $1.2 trillion.  Taxpayers will be beaten like pinatas until they rain enough cash for Obama to soothe those hurt feelings from victims of his "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" swindle.

Police: Woman Tortured In Oxford Circle Home Invasion

Police say a pair of men broke into the back door of this home on Rosalie Street, attacking the people inside including the 28-year-old woman, her two-year-old daughter and four-year-old nephew, her 54-year-old mother and an electrician working at the house.

Friday, November 8, 2013


On Friday, the Labor Department reported that 720,000 Americans left the labor force. This exodus pushed the labor force participation rate down to 62.8%, the lowest level since 1978. One out of three adults in neither working nor actively looking for work.