Saturday, February 28, 2015

Breaking Bad (Debt) - Episode One

Here Is The Reason Why Stocks Just Had Their Best Month Since October 2011

It also explains why, in the absence of the Fed, stocks continue to rise as if QE was still taking place: simply said, bondholders - starved for any yield in an increasingly NIRP world - have taken the place of the Federal Reserve, and are willing to throw any money at companies who promise even the tiniest of returns over Treasuries


Obama Believes He Alone Is The Law In America


My abiding memory of Manchester was looking out of the rehearsal room window to thick scum on one side and rain on the other. It was just ruined, empty, derelict buildings, most of which are now these fantastic malls and restaurants. It was streets of nothing. Brick and soot. It’s all glass and steel now.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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The Radical Politics of Thomas Jefferson

Morgan Stanley agrees $2.6 billion settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice claimed the investment bank was packaging bad loans into mortgage-backed securities, misrepresenting their quality.

Thomas Jefferson

Against us are the Executive, the Judiciary, two out of three branches of the legislature, all the officers of the government, all who want to be officers, all timid men who prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty, British merchants and Americans trading on British capitals, speculators and holders in the banks and public funds a contrivance invented for the purposes of corruption and for assimilating us in all things, to the rotten as well as the sound parts of the British model.”

The issue of contention was Jay’s Treaty, a trade agreement the famously Francophile Jefferson believed was too favorable to Great Britain.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Is This The Most Important Chart For The Future Of The World's Reserve Currency?


HHS Confirms Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children in U.S. Will Have Access to Abortion

Yellen: Unemployment Rate 'Less Rosy' When You Count Part-Time, Discouraged Workers

H&R Block Helped Shape Obamacare, Now Set For Gigantic Payday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

U.S. Homeownership Rate Hits 20-Year Low

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State Farm Profit Surges to $3.2 Billion as Claims Drop

Edmund Burke’s Enduring Relevance

State Farm Insurance Cos.

State Farm saw its net income increase by 63% in 2013 thanks in part to a strong year for the Bloomington, Ill.-based insurance and financial service company’s stock investments. Net worth grew by 16% to $75.9 billion over the same period — the highest net worth in State Farm’s 92-year history — driven by an underwriting gain of $230 million in 2013.

Michael Moore: Obamacare sends over $100 billion annually to insurers

Profits In Health Insurance Under Obamacare

Few people understand that most profits from health insurers stem from their return on investing their pool of premium dollars while awaiting those dollars being paid out in claims months or even years after being collected.

Obamacare's Illegal Insurance Company Bailout

Monday, February 23, 2015

Autopsy of a Fraud: Update on Deborah Solomon's Disastrous Norman Rockwell Bio


Teaching critical thinking to high school students: US Government research/presentation (5.2 of 6)

Billion Dollar Bill

Sunday, February 22, 2015


State Farm adds fourth building to Richardson campus project

Randy Cooper and Craig Wilson with Cassidy Turley negotiated the new State Farm office lease expansion. Corgan is the project architect on the entire State Farm complex, and JPMorgan Chase provided financing.

Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

Retired cop kills daughters, pets, then himself

Since 9/11, The U.S. Has Been Involved In More Than 5 Wars … And They’ve All Been Disasters

For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

The Truth About the Crusades

When Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade, there was just cause. We must know the facts. Muslims believe Muhammad (570-632) had visions beginning in 610; in these visions, Allah literally dictated the Koran.  By 622, Mecca converted to Islam. Then, the warfare began, and Islam spread by the sword, i.e. jihad. Muhammad’s message was, “He who dies spreading the faith enters paradise.” Islam itself means “submission,” submission of everyone to Allah, Muhammad and the Koran.

2,000 inmates armed with pipes seize control of part of Texas prison and set fires after refusing to perform work

The prison's inmates are primarily 'low-level' offenders who immigrated to the U.S. illegally. 
It is unknown what specific medical services the inmates were protesting, but a 2007 American Civil Liberties Union study revealed that poor access to health care was one of the most common grievances by imprisoned immigrants.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

USGS Confirms Oklahoma Quakes Are Due To Fracking

German Journalist Blows Whistle On How The CIA Controls The Media

Hillary Clinton Exposed: How She Aggressively Lobbied For Mega Corporations As Secretary Of State

Rudy Is Right

His is the sort of personality inclined to believe in his heart the declaration that “behind every great fortune there is a great crime.” (He also believes that this is a quotation from Honoré de Balzac, whose works he has not read, when it fact it comes from Richard O’Connor’s The Oil Barons: Men of Greed and Grandeur.) 

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Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu’il a été proprement fait.

The secret of a great success for which you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found out, because it was properly executed.

Children of Same-Sex Couples: A Turning Point

You Say Debt Relief, I Say Theft

Having apparently arrived on the British Isles with the invading Normans, the Jews quickly came to dominate England's loan market.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Why Not One Governor is Qualified to be President By Selwyn Duke Our Constitution has become a suicide pact. That’s the view of Thomas Jefferson, expressed in an 1819 letter to jurist Spencer Roane, when he said “If this opinion be sound, then indeed is our constitution a complete felo de se” (suicide pact). The opinion Jefferson referred to is the legitimacy of judicial review, the idea, as he put it, that “gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres.” He warned that accepting such a doctrine makes “the Judiciary a despotic branch” that acts as “an oligarchy.” That “opinion” has been accepted. The despotism has befallen us. The oligarchy reigns. In recent times federal judges have ruled that Arizona must provide driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, states such as Utah and Alabama must allow faux marriage, and a Wisconsin voter-identification law is unconstitutional. And these are just a few examples of judicial usurpations that continue unabated and go unanswered. But the answer, which needs to be given first and foremost by governors, is simple: “No. No -- I will not abide by the court’s unjust ruling.” (Note: while my main focus here is our much abused judicial review, I’m advocating the same course with respect to all unconstitutional dictates.) If this seems radical, note that even Abraham Lincoln agreed, saying in his first inaugural address, “[I]f the policy of the government, upon the vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by the decisions of the Supreme Court…the people will have ceased to be their own masters, having to that extent resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” The process I’m advocating here is known as nullification. And should anyone still think it radical or unprecedented, know that we’d only be taking a leaf out of the Left’s book. Explanation? What do you think “sanctuary cities” are? They’re places where liberals have decided they’re simply going to resist federal immigration law. What do you think is happening when states (e.g., Colorado) and leftist municipalities ignore federal drug laws? Nullification is happening. Yet no matter how egregious, un-American, unconstitutional and despotic the federal or judicial usurpations, the conservative response is typified by what Utah governor Bob Herbert said — feeling oh-so principled, I’m sure — after the federal faux-marriage ruling: “[U]ltimately we are a nation of laws and we here in Utah will uphold the law.” In other words, he felt compelled to play by rules the Left laughs at. We hear a lot of talk about “states’ rights.” Ex-Texas governor Rick Perry was a good example of a big talker. But where’s the beef? There have been nullification efforts by state legislatures, mainly regarding federal gun-control law, and many sheriffs across the country have vowed not to enforce such law. And Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore is currently defying a federal faux-marriage ruling. This is laudable, but why are the chief executives MIA? We’re meant to be a nation of states, not a nation state. But rights mean nothing if you’re not eternally vigilant in their defense, if you don’t actively stand against those who would trample them. This is why I say not one governor is truly qualified to be president: If a chief executive will not oppose federal tyranny while the head of a state government, why should we think he’d oppose federal tyranny once head of the federal government? History teaches that entities don’t willingly relinquish power; it didn’t happen in 1776 and it won’t happen now. People are generally quite zealous about increasing their power, though. This returns us to the courts’ usurpations. Do you know where the power of “judicial review” came from? It was declared in the 1803 Marbury v. Madison decision -- by the Supreme Court. That’s right: the Supreme Court gave the Supreme Court the Supreme Court’s despotic power. Of course, unilateral declarations of power are not at all unusual historically. It’s what happened whenever an agent of tyranny -- whether it was a conquering king, communist force or crime syndicate -- took over. But these despotisms were enforced, as Mao put it, “through the barrel of a gun.” It wasn’t usually the case that the subjects rolled over like trained dogs lapping up lawyer-craft. Perhaps it needn’t be stated, but the power of judicial review isn’t in the Constitution. So is it any wonder that a federal court, concerned about Barack Obama’s comments relating to the judiciary, asked his administration in 2012 to submit a formal letter indicating whether or not it recognized the power? Judicial review, being an invention, is dependent upon the acquiescence of the other two branches of government. Oh, and what is Obama’s actual position? He believes in the court’s power -- when it serves his agenda. Otherwise, he’s willing to ignore court rulings himself, as he did when suing Texas over voter ID in 2013. (In fact, never mind the courts. Obama ignores duly enacted federal law he doesn’t like.) The lesson? We can even learn from Obama. The idea of judicial review is thoroughly un-American. As Jefferson also pointed out, judges are not morally superior to anyone else, having “with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.” Despite this, he wrote in his letter to Roane, while we’re meant to have “three departments, co-ordinate and independent, that they might check and balance one another,” judicial review has given “to one of them alone, the right to prescribe rules for the government of the others”; moreover, he continued, this power was given to the very branch that “is unelected by, and independent of the nation.” Jefferson then warned that this has made the Constitution “a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist, and shape into any form they please.” And our country is being twisted along with it as patriots twist in the wind. Jefferson’s position is just common sense. We cannot be a government of, by and for the people if 9 unelected Americans in black robes can act as an oligarchy and impose their biased vision of the law on 317 million Americans. That is not what the Founding Fathers intended. Nonetheless, most conservatives are waiting for the next election or the next court ruling or the next president to right the ship, but they and their republic will die waiting when remedial action can be taken now. Nullification -- when properly exercised, it’s a fancy way of saying “standing up for the law of the land.” Were I a governor, I’d tell the feds to pound sand and that if they didn’t like it, to send in the troops. I might ultimately end up in federal prison, but I’d light a fire and spark a movement -- and become a hero and martyr to millions. It’s waiting there for you, governors, glory and God’s work. We just need a leader, someone with greater passions for principle than “for party, for power.” It’s waiting. Rise, American hero, rise. Contact Selwyn Duke, follow him on Twitter or log on to Our Constitution has become a suicide pact.

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Electric car benefits? Just myths

EPA CO2 Regs ‘The Most Fundamental Transformation’ Of US Power

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered 'weakest solar cycle in a century'

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Illinois Governor Proposes $6 Billion in Cuts and Reducing Pension Benefits

Exclusive: Islamist Terror Enclave Discovered in Texas

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Connection between Contraception and Abortion

Minorities hit harder by foreclosure crisis

Calm the Climate Alarmism in Dallas

Student Debt May Be Sabotaging Your Shot at Buying a Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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The Rockefellers control a good part of the production of fuel, aircraft, missiles and atomic materials in the United States. The Fords deal in tanks and, since the war, have become closely associate with one of the biggest war monopolies– General Electric– which supplies the Pentagon with $1,000 million worth of war materials every year. 


All these men belong to the staff of the international war-industry oligarchy and the entourage of the atomic and missile kings. In the footlights are the professors, the diplomats and the “philanthropists.” But behind them, at the very core of things one finds the most sinister and reactionary forces in the capitalist world, the merchants of death who batten on trade in nuclear weapons.

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Las Vegas road rage case: Victim went back to find suspect, police say

Old Right/New Left

The Black Man Behind Bob Dylan

Fed's Household Credit Report Confirms It Is A Student And Car Loan "Recovery"

Freedom and Federalism

Acton:  I saw in States' rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. The institutions of your Republic [i.e., the Confederate Constitution] have not exercised on the old world the salutary and liberating influence which ought to have belonged to them, by reason of those defects and abuses of principle which the Confederate Constitution was expressly an wisely calculated to remedy. I believed that the example of that great Reform would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.

Lee:  While I have considered the preservation of the constitutional power of the General Government to be the foundation of our peace and safety at home and abroad, I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only are essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it. (emphasis added)

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A Lion Among the Liberals: Senator William Edgar Borah and the rise of New Deal Liberalism

The truth about the Nazi camp my mum was in

Here’s Audio From The Event Michael Bloomberg Is Trying To Block From Being Broadcast

Wealth Gap Among Races Has Widened Since Recession

foreclosure crisis in the most affluent black county in America

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cometh The Censor

Robert E. Lee: “I consider the constitutional power of the General Government as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.”

Sunday, February 15, 2015

David Stockman: The Global Economy Has Entered The Crack-Up Phase

We’re now at the $200 Trillion threshold. That’s up from only about $140 Trillion at the time of the crisis. So we’ve had a $60 Trillion expansion worldwide of debt just since 2008.


within that global total of $200 billion, the numbers from China are even more startling. At the time of the crisis, let’s go back to 2000, China had $2 Trillion of credit outstanding. It’s now $28 Trillion

Taxpayers in 3 counties could be on hook for millions after solar project fizzles

The Federalist’s Sean Davis nails self-righteous journos to the wall over Walker evolution non-scandal

Italy is a dying country as babies no longer replace people who die, says health minister

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gardasil linked to deaths and disabilities after young girls vaccinated: Toronto Star investigation

Ron Paul: Ukraine Coup Planned By Nato And EU

Texas: Separating Fact From Fed Fiction

Doctor admits taking kickbacks for prescribing risky drug

Peering Inside HUD’s Dark, Dirty Corners

The inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development told a congressional panel that senior officials within the agency broke federal law and violated governmental employment practices in the hiring of a onetime lobbyist who used the position to act in favor of her former firm.

Fluctuating Oil Prices Won't Slow The Texas Economy Down

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chart Of The Day – America’s Prison Population Over The Past 100 Years

Ginsburg: ‘I Wasn’t 100 Percent Sober’ For State Of The Union Address

Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Study Shows Heavy Adolescent Pot Use Permanently Lowers IQ

Wisconsin Gov. Walker refuses to answer evolution question

"Both science and my faith dictate my belief that we are created by God," Walker said in the statement. "I believe faith and science are compatible, and go hand in hand."

Woman Shot Her Three Year Old And Boyfriend During A Domestic Dispute.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Heart & Soul (2008 UK re-issue)

A record $6 trillion was poured into the world's companies last year

Within this, the supply of loans to the world's companies reached almost $4 trillion last year, surpassing a pre-crisis peak as investors hunt for yield.

Two Immigrants For Every New Job Since 2000

Who is Robert Quine?

Deep in the Debt of Texas Local liabilities threaten the state’s fiscal reputation.

The Keys To The Gold Vaults At The New York Fed ‘Coin Bars’, ‘Melts’ And The Bundesbank

We dream about drones, said 13-year-old Yemeni before his death in a CIA strike

Griechen retten sich in Gold

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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CCDF Fiscal Year 2013 State Spending From All Appropriation Years

Pentagon has spent $1.2 MILLION on erectile dysfunction pills for the troops, including $504,000 on Viagra last year alone

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Staples threatens to fire employees who work more than 25 hours a week

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Republican FCC Commissioner Slams ‘Obama’s 332-Page Plan To Regulate The Internet’

Monday, February 9, 2015

How The Fed's Latest QE Is Just Another European Bailout

Gay Marriage Cleared by U.S. High Court to Start in Alabama

Government Spending

US National Debt and Deficit History

The Brute-Force Left

managerial progressivism is fundamentally corporatist in the sense that Mussolini et al. used the term: It conceives of formal political power and economic production as a single unit to be kept working in harmony, like a well-tuned engine, by such experts as the state recognizes as suited to the task.

Pay no attention to the real economy behind the curtain

While the economy grew 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, what most reports don’t mention is that 20 percent of that growth was health-care spending. And the majority of that spending was taxpayer-funded subsidies from ObamaCare.

Who gets shot in Chicago?

The logic is pretty simple: if you are the type of person who goes out and commits crimes with others, you are probably connected to people who commit crimes with some frequency.  And that puts you at risk of getting shot, because people who commit crimes sometimes shoot others who become inconvenient, or who just get in the way.

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The Congressional Budget Office projects the budget deficit for fiscal 2015 (which ends on Sept. 30) under the current baseline at $468 billion.  That is still the highest in history before President Obama, with the previous record at $458.6 billion in 2008.  Moreover, CBO projects that the 2015 deficit will more than double by 2024 to $1.088 trillion.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

Only one in 10 pupils at east London primary speaks English as first language - down from nine out of 10 in 1999... and now they speak SIXTY different languages

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Very Pernicious Partnership: Keynesian Money Printers And Wall Street Gamblers

At the same time, the phony 5.7% domestic unemployment rate reported yesterday has nothing to do with full employment. The relevant number in the report is that there are still 101 million working age Americans who do not have jobs, and only 45 million of them are on OASI retirement benefits. And that says nothing about the tens of millions of job holders who are employed far less than a full 40 hour work week.

A Blackwater World Order The privatization of America's wars swells the ranks of armies for hire across the globe.

From 1999 to 2008, at the peak of the wars, Pentagon spending on outsourcing alone increased from $165 billion to $466 billion a year.

Federal Spending in the States

The federal government spent $3.1 trillion in the states during its 2013 fiscal year.

Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The tragedy of American diplomacy / William Appleman Williams

Warren Buffett: The Billion-Dollar King of Abortion ‘Oracle of Omaha’ gave $1.2 billion to support pro-abortion groups.

The College Loan Bombshell Hidden in the Budget

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Where do the world's 2,089 billionaires live?

White Privilege

Ginsburg’s Verbal Incontinence

Ginsburg did manage to hold back this time from arguing that abortion for poor women is necessary to avoid “growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Obama's Student-Loan Debacle

Today, the Education Department has an eye-popping $740 billion in outstanding loans, making it the government's second biggest lender after the Federal Housing Administration.
To make matters worse, Obama started making it easier to repay the loans — or more appropriately, not repay them. In 2011, he announced a "pay as you earn" program that lets borrowers set monthly loan payments at no more than 10% of their discretionary income. And after 20 years, the government eats whatever's left.
That's what's behind the current shortfall, which threatens to get much bigger if the program isn't reined in. Barclays Capital warns that the program could wind up $250 billion in the hole over the next decade.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The End Of Guitar Center (And An Irrational Addiction To Growth & The Scourge Of Unregulated Structured Finance)

Private equity firms like Bain take mid-sized companies and pump them full of debt with the express intent of making them industry-dominating competitors, selling them to the stock market as a candidate for massive growth, and cashing in. To make this possible, private equity’s stake in the company is usually represented by “payment in kind” (PIK) notes, a type of bond that pays crushing interest – in this case 14.09% – but requires no cash outlay until the bond’s maturity. So that 14.09% is accruing, but it isn’t due for years, ideally after the company has been sold to what is often charmingly referred to as “the dumb money,” the retail investors who buy a stock without knowing the company’s true financial position.


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Le général Mamadou Mansour Seck fut nommé ambassadeur du Sénégal aux États-Unis d'Amérique, au Mexique, en Argentine, en Jamaïque, en Haïti, à Trinité-et-Tobago et aux Barbades avec résidence à Washington poste qu'il occupera jusqu'en 2002.

Long-hidden clue may solve mystery of 'Lost Colony'

Consumer Credit - G.19

Oregon bakery will have to pay lesbian couple up to $150,000 for refusing to make wedding cake

A Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs

In Africa, where there are 1.6 million new infections each year, women are at particularly high risk: About 60 percent of Africans living with H.I.V. are women, and teenage girls are far more likely to be infected than teenage boys.

More hospitals are trying Apple HealthKit than Google Fit

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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The U.S. Cities Where Hispanics Are Doing The Best Economically

The recession was particularly tough on Hispanics, who suffered a 44% drop in household wealth from 2007 to 2010, compared to a 31% decline for African-Americans and 11% for whites. Lower home values are to blame for much of this – many young Hispanic families bought homes just before the recession hit, explains the Urban Institute, but because they generally had higher debt-to-asset ratios than other ethnic groups, the steep drop in housing prices resulted in a sharper decline in their wealth. Hispanics’ home equity dropped 49% over those years

Here's A Startling Fact About President Obama's New Budget

The new budget projects spending $2.548 TRILLION just on MANDATORY programs like Social Security and Medicare. Another $426 billion will be necessary just to pay interest on the debt.

In total, this is over 99% of ALL the tax revenue the government collected in 2014.

In other words, they’ll spend nearly ALL of their current tax revenue before they write a single check for anything we think of as government (like the military, the IRS, or the light bill at the White House).

Debt mountains spark fears of another crisis

Global debt has increased by $57tn since 2007 to almost $200tn — far outpacingeconomic growth, 

What Leo Strauss set in motion: from invading Cuba to efforts to bomb Iran

Number of billionaires surges to record high

The world’s superrich now own $3 trillion in homes

4 Things That Will Happen When the Fed Raises Interest Rates

the Federal Reserve now owns more than 45% of all Treasuries greater than 10 years to maturity. Those looking for long term yields to normalize will need to contend with this dearth of supply, in addition to the unusual demand coming from overseas.

Review of “Lincoln, The Man” by Edgar Lee Masters

Top 5 Stocks George Soros and Warren Buffett Both Own

Personal consumption health care spending soaring under Obamacare

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Minimum Wage Hike Closes San Francisco Bookstore

Whither Islam? Religion of Peace or Religion of War?

IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Gallup CEO: "America's 5.6% Unempoyment Is One Big Lie"

Der Schulden-Masterplan aus Athen

Roald Dahl's heartbreaking words about the measles vaccine

Global Warming Pause: Is the End Near?

A new class of deniers has sprung up: climate alarmists who deny the existence of the pause altogether -- by stitching natural climate oscillations into the surface temperature record in a somewhat arbitrary manner; so far, these are only blog postings.

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Nearly 1 MILLION border-crossing illegal immigrants have received US work permits during Obama's presidency, shocking documents reveal

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Three-parent babies could be at greater risk of cancer, warn scientists


The effect of the statute before us is to restrict the amount [of wheat] which may be produced for market and the extent, as well, to which one may forestall resort to the market by producing to meet his own needs.

... But if we assume that it is never marketed, it supplies a need of the man who grew it which would otherwise be reflected by purchases in the open market. Home-grown wheat in this sense competes with wheat in commerce. The stimulation of commerce is a use of the regulatory function quite as definitely as prohibitions or restrictions thereon. This record leaves us in no doubt that Congress may properly have considered that wheat consumed on the farm where grown, if wholly outside the scheme of regulation, would have a substantial effect in defeating and obstructing its purpose to stimulate trade therein at increased prices.

It is said, however, that this Act, forcing some farmers into the market to buy what they could provide for themselves, is an unfair promotion of the markets and prices of specializing wheat growers. It is of the essence of regulation that it lays a restraining hand on the self-interest of the regulated, and that advantages from the regulation commonly fall to others. The conflicts of economic interest between the regulated and those who advantage by it are wisely left under our system to resolution by the Congress under its more flexible and responsible legislative process. [n29] Such conflicts rarely lend themselves to judicial determination. And with the wisdom, workability, or fairness, of the plan of regulation, we have nothing to do.

Appellee's claim is ... that the Fifth Amendment requires that he be free from penalty for planting wheat and disposing of his crop as he sees fit.
We do not agree.

Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding


America’s Real National Security Budget — A Trillion Dollars a Year

Now, Smithberger also counts the national security establishment’s 24-percent share of the more than $400 billion the federal government shells out every year to service its $18-trillion debt. That would amount to $107 billion and bring Smithberger’s count of military spending to $1.003 trillion.

Monday, February 2, 2015

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Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute

"I asked him, why don't you move closer" to work. "He said his girlfriend inherited their house so it's easy to stay there," Pollock said.
On a recent night run, Pollock got his passenger home at 11 p.m. They sat together in the car for a minute, outside Robertson's house.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

"Hottest Year On Record?" Think Again! Meet 'Seasonally-Adjusted' Seasons

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Grand Total           6112.4

2015-01-28: 2,460,804 Millions of Dollars (+ see more) 

What's behind a rise in HIV? Craigslist hookups, U prof finds