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The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now - The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump's Presidency Begins...
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How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash - Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump. Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed. For an extended analysis of this point, please see this article. In this piece, I am going to explain why the Federal Reserve is currently setting the stage for a recession, a new housing crisis and a stock market crash, and if those things happen unfortunately it will be Donald Trump that will primarily get the blame.
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Trump claims ObamaCare was designed to %u2018explode%u2019 this year | New York Post - President Trump on Friday accused congressional Democrats and President Obama of conniving to make sure that ObamaCare would “explode” in 2017 — because Obama would be out of office by then
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Want to know what %u2018deconstruction of the administrative state%u2019 looks like? Look at Trump%u2019s staffing. - The Washington Post - President Trump is failing to fully staff the federal government, subverting its ability to carry out its daily functions. While most Americans probably aren’t paying attention to the fact that the president has yet to nominate a undersecretary for food safety or a deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation, his ongoing failure to fill vacancies will become increasingly visible as federal agencies are unable to carry out their missions or even perform basic daily tasks to serve the public.
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Trump's First Month: An Evaluation - The Atlantic - s the brash new president bending Washington to his will—or being tamed by the status quo?
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100 days of Trump claims - Washington Post - In the 33 days so far, we've counted 132 false or misleading claims.
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Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin - NBC News - A dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin.Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naĂŻve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser.
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Donald Trump's promises hit Washington reality in first month - CNNPolitics.com - President Donald Trump is facing a humbling prospect: The same Washington buzzsaw that frustrated his 44 predecessors can pose significant hurdles for him as well.
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The Evidence to Impeach Donald Trump May Already Be Here | Vanity Fair - We don’t need to wait to see Trump’s conflicts of interest in action. The ethical violations that will soon be illegal are already taking place.
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The Trump Cabinet -
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Donald Trump to Remain Executive Producer on %u2018Celebrity Apprentice%u2019 | Variety - Donald Trump will remain an exec producer on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” which is returning Jan. 2 after a two-year hiatus with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger. MGM confirmed to Variety that Trump has retained his EP credit on the series. The president-elect’s status on the 15th season of the reality series that made him a household name has been a question since Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015. In the credit sequence, Trump’s name will air after that of “Apprentice” creator Mark Burnett and before Schwarzenegger, who is also an exec producer of the new incarnation along with Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen.
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The RNC Is Hosting Its Christmas Party This Year At Donald Trump's Hotel | The Huffington Post - Trump runs the party now. And his hotel will benefit.
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House of Representatives reignites gun-control debate with planned vote | Reuters - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.
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The 100th anniversary of the estate tax - MarketWatch - In 1916, as World War I raged in Europe, Congress wanted to boost U.S. revenues in case America joined the fighting, so lawmakers voted for a new tax on a person’s assets at death. This levy affected fewer than 1% of Americans who died and raised less than 1% of federal revenue in 1917.
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Iraq Protesters Storm Parliament, Demanding End to Corruption - The New York Times - BAGHDAD — Hundreds of protesters stormed Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and entered the Parliament building, waving Iraqi flags, snapping photographs, breaking furniture and demanding an end to corruption. The episode deepened a political crisis that has paralyzed Iraq’s government for weeks.
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Justice Department won't block CIA interrogation suit - WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics that have since been discontinued and widely discredited.
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Cirque Du Soleil Scraps Shows In Protest Over North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law - Cirque du Soleil has canceled its upcoming performances in North Carolina, joining the growing ranks of entertainers and businesses who have done the same in protest over HB 2, the state’s controversial new anti-LGBT law.
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Oh Good: Congress Can%u2019t Even Agree to Protect the US From Zika | WIRED - Mosquitoes don’t wait for Congress. But mosquito control programs? Public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? They do have to wait for Congress, where Republicans are currently holding up emergency funding for Zika. As the weather warms, ever more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will hatch along the Gulf Coast, and some of them are likely to spread Zika, which the CDC this week officially linked to serious birth defects like microcephaly.
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Justice Dept. Condemns Profit-Minded Court Policies Targeting the Poor - The New York Times - WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday called on state judges across the country to root out unconstitutional policies that have locked poor people in a cycle of fines, debt and jail. It was the Obama administration’s latest effort to take its civil rights agenda to the states, which have become a frontier in the fight over the rights of the poor and the disabled, the transgender and the homeless.
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Texas Campus Carry Law Putting Damper On Academic Debate - NBC News - Texas...the pariah state...I was born, raised and live in the conservative hell hole as a liberal. A new Texas law allowing people to carry guns on state college campuses is already putting a big chill on fiery academic debate.The law does not go into effect until Aug. 1, but professors at the University of Houston have started preparing guidelines for dealing with gun-toting students that include warning faculty to steer clear of "sensitive topics" and dropping hot button issues from their curricula, according to a UH Faculty Senate.
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Did The United Nations Just Call For The Decriminalization Of All Drugs? - The US/CIA will surely oppose that. Heroin production up 3500% since US invaded Afghanistan.
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Expatriates choosing to leave the U.S. rather than pay taxes - More Americans renounced their citizenship and terminated their long-term residency in the first three months of the year than ever before, courtesy of the crackdown in foreign tax rules.The upsurge subsided some in the second quarter but has been ongoing since the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service began aggressively enforcing tax rules for American expatriates. The crackdown on the Foreign Bank Account Report is fresh, though the law has been in existence since 1970. Under the law, U.S. taxpayers are required to file if they held one or more foreign accounts totaling more than $10,000 over the course of a year.
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Watch Native American Activists Literally Chase John McCain Off Navajo Land - McCain has recently received criticism for his role in passing the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange bill as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. The law allows for the sale of the Oak Flat campground to international mining company, Rio Tinto. Oak Flat is historically important to the San Carlos Apache. MintPress News recently wrote:
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How Much the Government Really Costs You - The size and cost of federal government will be top of mind as the presidential contenders race toward 2016. Some have already suggested saving money by closing the Supreme Court, the Department of Education, and the Environmental Protection Agency. But how much do these and other government programs really cost you, and would eliminating them make a dent in the $3.8-trillion budget? We calculated the cost of federal departments and programs per U.S. resident—there are currently 321.4 million—to get an rough-and-ready idea of the per-person tab. Take the quiz to see how much you, and the candidates, know about where your tax dollars go.
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Americorpse.gov (And Other Deleted US Government Domains) | Motherboard - Like a walk through a fascinating internet graveyard, a list of domains deleted by the US government over the last ten years has been obtained via Freedom of Information Act request. The 26-page document lists hundreds of government domain names that have been terminated since December 2004—some for obvious reasons, but others less so.
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Day of Reckoning for American Pensions Is Fast Approaching - For decades, local and state governments in the United States have made promises to their employees that they cannot keep. They guaranteed a certain level of income to retirees at a time when America was its most prosperous, and when most people didn’t live as long as they do now. Those lucrative pensions they promised are starting to catch up to them in a big way.
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DEA to traveler: Thanks, I'll take that cash - NEVER EVER TRAVEL WITH CASH!!!!!!!!!!!
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China says no more strippers at funerals. - First they came for the funeral strippers.
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The Crazy Tax Scam You've Never Heard Of - The Daily Beast - Sovereign citizens believe they don’t have to pay taxes because their name isn’t punctuated or capitalized correctly. Some of them even believe the government owes them $630,000. Sound crazy?
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America's Infrastructure Is Slowly Falling Apart - America is literally falling apart around us. Roads, built decades ago, are littered with potholes from carrying ten times the number of cars they were designed to carry. Crumbling Cold War–era gas pipes are exploding. One in nine of the country's bridges is structurally deficient. And some dam or levee is always just one rainstorm away from wiping out a neighborhood.
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The 10 dumbest (and smartest) presidents in US history - It is not unreasonable to expect the “Leader of the Free World” to be a pretty smart cookie. After all, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, with codes to fire nuclear armaments, the ability to make life-and-death decisions, policy making, and just general 24/7 responsibility for the lives of 300 million American citizens, certain things like intelligence should be something we can take for granted. Right? Yet, just like the general population, there is big a disparity of intelligence among the elite group of men who have held the office of President. Some were brilliant, some were very dim bulbs. If we were to judge by the size of their vocabulary alone, it would seem that our Presidents are getting dumber as the centuries roll by. An interesting study by the Guardian newspaper graded presidential speeches by education level using the commonly-used Flesch-Kincaid readability test.
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Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion %u2014 RT USA - America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll found that over half of the religious right wants to establish Christianity as the country’s official creed.
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Internet filters block websites of sex abuse charities | Technology | The Guardian - The adult content filters being rolled out by some internet providers under a scheme championed by David Cameron are blocking the websites of businesses and charities and are a “distraction” for parents seeking to protect children from online pornography, claim campaigners.
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Manufactured Terrorism U.S. Officials Claim Credit for Stopping Another Terror Attack Created by the FBI - Nearly every major post-9/11 terrorism-related prosecution has involved a sting operation, at the center of which is a government informant. In these cases, the informants — who work for money or are seeking leniency on criminal charges of their own — have crossed the line from merely observing potential criminal behavior to encouraging and assisting people to participate in plots that are largely scripted by the FBI itself. Under the FBI’s guiding hand, the informants provide the weapons, suggest the targets and even initiate the inflammatory political rhetoric that later elevates the charges to the level of terrorism.
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Paying down the debt is now almost mathematically impossible - The US has gone from being the biggest creditor in the world to its biggest debtor.Decades of expanding government programs, waste, endless and costly wars, etc. have racked up such an enormous pile of debt that it has become almost impossible to pay it down.
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The Green Monster - How the Border Patrol became America's most out-of-control law enforcement agency.
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Nine of the biggest myths that people believe about the system - People seem to believe their governments are almighty beings capable of performing magic—water into wine, debt into wealth.Here are some of the biggest myths we see in the system today:
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Armored vehicle, 24 cops sent to collect civil judgment from elderly Wisconsin man - Washington Times - Officials in the small town of Stettin, Wisconsin, reportedly sent 24 police officers and an armored vehicle to collect a civil judgment from a 75-year-old man who was allegedly known as "argumentative"
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U.S. government likely to respond to Ebola pandemic with military force, martial law and forced vaccines - The U.S. government is putting plans in place right now to invoke extreme emergency actions across the USA in response to an anticipated Ebola outbreak sweeping through U.S. cities. Late last week, the U.S. State Department ordered 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits in anticipation of an outbreak, and President Obama has already called upon the Pentagon to dispatch troops and supplies to Africa.
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US missile cruiser enters Black Sea again to promote peace - US missile cruiser Vella Gulf has entered the Black Sea in what the American Navy described as a move to "to promote peace and stability in the region." Moscow has considered any such acts as “offensive.”
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Pentagon security clearance holders owe $730M in taxes - CNN.com - About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation's secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit.
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Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway sees 220 mln trips since debut - These trains run at about 220 mph. I have ridden on the slower ones that only travel at 120mph. They are very smooth, like being in an elevator. Very clean, A/C, attendants, etc. And the US has Amtrak.
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Lawmakers: IRS lost more emails in tea party probe - The Washington Post - The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesday.
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Strict Baltimore curfew places minors in detention centers past bedtime - The City Council of Baltimore voted to create one of the most stringent government curfew systems in the nation. Under the new restrictions, youths will be legally permitted to appear in public for only a few hours per day. Police may seize them on sight and take them to detention centers where they will be interrogated by social workers. Parents face stiff fines and jail time if their children are discovered in public during curfew hours.
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Tourist who took camera inside North Korea - expecting to find 'really, really sad people' is shocked to discover a happy country That would mean that our government and its captive media is lying to us? Most likely. I know how America and its embedded press lackies portray China. After a couple of visits there I knew for sure it is about 95% false. I returned in 2013 and now live here in China. Don't believe anything you read or see on TV about China, or anything else, for that matter.
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Comey: FBI %u2018Grappling%u2019 With Hiring Policy Concerning Marijuana - Law Blog - WSJ - FBI Director James B. Comey said Monday that if the FBI hopes to continue to keep pace with cyber criminals, the organization may have to loosen up its no-tolerance policy for hiring those who like to smoke marijuana.
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Six years after Wenchuan earthquake - An 8.0-magnitude quake on May 12, 2008 jolted Wenchuan, leaving more than 80,000 people dead or missing. Now the area is totally rebuilt. Hurricane Katrina was almost 9 years ago, and New Orleans is still a shithole.
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Former Supreme Court Justice Backs Marijuana Legalization | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform - In an interview with NPR released today, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens came out in support for marijuana legalization.When asked if he believed the federal government should legalize marijuana, the 94 year old former Justice replied:“Yes, I really think that that’s another instance of public opinion [that's] changed. And recognize that the distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages is really not much of a distinction. Alcohol, the prohibition against selling and dispensing alcoholic beverages has I think been generally, there’s a general consensus that it was not worth the cost. And I think really in time that will be the general consensus with respect to this particular drug.”
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CIA misled on interrogation program, Senate report says - The Washington Post - A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques.
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Kim Jong-Un forces male students to have same Dear Leader haircut as him | Mail Online - Kim Jong-Un is forcing all male students in North Korea to get the same haircut – his own.About two weeks ago, the government announced that the only haircut allowed would be the Dear Leader haircut favoured by Kim Jong-Un.
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Money to Burn: Colorado Hauls in $2M in one month of pot tax - Colorado nets $2Million in taxes - recreation (+1.5Million - medical) IN 1 MONTH!!!
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Holder: I back a plan to reduce some drug-related sentences - CNN.com - Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a plan to reduce sentences for certain drug offenses, which he says could reduce the federal prison population by more than 6,500 inmates in five years.
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» Breaking: US Army Trains for Martial Law In US - The federal government has been in a big hurry to build a 300 acre city in just 2 years at an expense of $96 million in taxpayer funds in order to train the military “for problems we don’t even know we have yet.” If you’ve been following Infowars, you’ve seen us document over and over again what they’re training for with a detailed American city like this: martial law within this nation.
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Farm Bill Deal Would Cut Food Stamps by 1 Percent - Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for final passage of the massive, five-year farm bill as it heads to the House floor Wednesday — member by member, vote by vote.There are goodies scattered through the bill for members from all regions of the country: a boost in money for crop insurance popular in the Midwest; higher cotton and rice subsidies for Southern farmers; renewal of federal land payments for Western states. There are cuts to the food stamp program — $800 million a year, or around 1 percent — for Republicans who say the program is spending too much money, but they are low enough that some Democrats will support them.Negotiators on the final deal also left out a repeal of a catfish program that would have angered Mississippi lawmakers and language that would have thwarted a California law requiring all eggs sold in the state to come from hens living in larger cages. Striking out that provision was a priority for California lawmakers who did not want to see the state law changed.
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Wath the Protests in Ukraine LIVE - #EuroMajdan on USTREAM: Dear friends, we've been on air 24/7 since 27 november without a single break. To continue broadcasting, we need your financial help...
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Uruguay to legalize marijuana, Senate says - CNN.com - Montevideo, Uruguay (CNN) -- The passage of a landmark marijuana legalization measure Tuesday means Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to have a system regulating legal production, sale and consumption of the drug.
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Republican Governing has Texan Workers in Fear and Children in Poverty - Republicans are unabashed when it comes to their intentions of putting business interests over the peoples. They believe that if businesses are unregulated they will, out of the goodness of their heart, behave in the best interest of their workers. This is most true in Texas, where ex-Presidential candidate and Governor Rick Perry has remained in office since 2000. Perry is the longest running Governor in Texas history, though has stated he will not run for a fourth term. Perry has had plenty of time to prove that the Republican plan for the country, but instead of proving to be successful in his attempts, the state is worse off than ever before.
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North Korea makes it a crime to smoke in your own home - Oops, did I say North Korea? I meant San Rafael, Calif. Everything is a fucking crime in America now.
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Government Plans $2 Billion Bailout of Blockbuster - Just checking to see if anybody is awake. :)
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NSA, Homeland Security issue 'cease and desist' letters to novelty store owner - Washington Times - The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have issued “cease and desist” letters to a novelty store owner who sells products that poke fun at the federal government.Dan McCall, who lives in Minnesota and operates LibertyManiacs.com, sells T-shirts with the agency’s official seal that read: “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens,” Judicial Watch first reported.
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USDOJ: Vietnamese National Charged in Widespread International Scheme to Steal and Sell Hundreds of Thousands of U.s. Persons%u2019 Personally Identifiable Information - A Vietnamese national has been indicted in the District of New Hampshire for allegedly participating in an international scheme to steal and sell hundreds of thousands of Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII) through various underground websites that he operated.
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Shutdown Deal Includes Nearly $3 Billion For Kentucky Dam Project - A deal to reopen the government and avert a debt default also includes language authorizing more than $2.8 billion in funding for a locks and dam project championed in the past by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.The provision would steer $2.918 billion in funding to the Army Corps of Engineers for the Olmsted dam and lock project on the Ohio River, and would benefit Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois.
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No Quick Deal, but Offer by G.O.P. on Debt Shifts the Tone - NYTimes.com - President Obama and House Republicans failed to reach agreement on a six-week extension of the nation’s borrowing authority during a meeting Thursday at the White House, but the two sides kept talking, and the offer from politically besieged Republicans was seen as an initial step toward ending the budget standoff.
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U.S. Treasury, Fed planning for possible default: source | Reuters - U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve officials worried about the growing possibility of a catastrophic default are crafting contingency plans to mitigate the economic fallout if Congress fails to extend America's borrowing authority, a source familiar with the plans said.
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USS GERALD R. FORD: Construction Of The Most Expensive Ship Ever - Business Insider - The United States is building its next generation of aircraft carrier, the FORD-class carriers. The U.S. Navy gave us access to photograph construction of the USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virgina.
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The White House Is Full Of Vermin - Obama's Roach Problem
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Legislation Seeks to Bar N.S.A. Tactic in Encryption - NYTimes.com - After disclosures about the National Security Agency’s stealth campaign to counter Internet privacy protections, a congressman has proposed legislation that would prohibit the agency from installing “back doors” into encryption, the electronic scrambling that protects e-mail, online transactions and other communications. -- here's a guy that will get re-elected by his constituents, but will not remain in office due to "personal issues" - LOL
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Top 20 Countries: Debt - external (Billion US$) - Definition: This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012
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Secret Court Castigated N.S.A. on Surveillance - NYTimes.com - WASHINGTON — A federal judge sharply rebuked the National Security Agency in 2011 for repeatedly misleading the court that oversees its surveillance on domestic soil, including a program that is collecting tens of thousands of domestic e-mails and other Internet communications of Americans each year, according to a secret ruling made public on Wednesday.
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EFF Victory Results in Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional | Electronic Frontier Foundation - Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.For over a year, EFF has been fighting the government in federal court to force the public release of an 86-page opinion of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). Issued in October 2011, the secret court's opinion found that surveillance conducted by the NSA under the FISA Amendments Act was unconstitutional and violated "the spirit of"Âť federal law.
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Ditch Your Passwords -- US Gov To Issue Secure Online IDs - Forbes - SecureKey, based in Toronto, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the USPS to provide a cloud-based authentication infrastructure.Get ready for a new set of abbreviations. This is part of some federal programs that have been underway for several years, mostly below the radar — at least this is the first I have heard of it despite being an avid reader of tech publications. But apparently a lot of people have been working on this — some of the relevant Web sites and information sources are listed below.
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Attorney General: Reform Drug Sentences, Too Many In Prison - In an interview earlier this week with National Public Radio, US Attorney General Eric Holder publicly acknowledged the obvious:-There are too many citizens in prison on low level drug charges-The mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines employed by the federal government should be reformed-The inherent outcome of the federal criminal justice system affirms serious racial disparities exist
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Uruguay votes to create world's first national legal marijuana market - Dave's not here. Yet.
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Uruguay's lower house votes to legalize marijuana - CNN.com - Montevideo, Uruguay (CNN) -- Uruguay's lower house passed a marijuana legalization bill Wednesday, bringing the South American nation one step closer to becoming the first to legally regulate production, distribution and sale of the drug.
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Abbott & Costello explain the “Unemployment rate!” - Funny, but true-unfortunately.
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US Postal Service photographing 160 billion letters annually - The big story here is that people are still using snail mail.
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US Conference of Mayors Unanimously Pass Resolution Calling for the Feds to Respect Local Marijuana Laws | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform - The US Conference of Mayors unanimously approved a resolution this morning that calls on the federal government to respect local marijuana laws. Resolution No. 32 “reaffirms the USCM’s support of fair and effective criminal justice and drug policies, states that federal laws, including the Controlled Substance Act, should be amended to explicitly allow states to set their own marijuana policies without federal interference; and that until such time as federal law is changed, The United States Conference of Mayors urges the President of the United States to reexamine the priorities of federal agencies to prevent the expenditure of resources on actions that undermine the duly enacted marijuana laws of states.”
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PRISM: Google and Facebook DID allow NSA access to data - Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Google both strongly denied giving unfettered access to user data to U.S. officials, but it turns out both companies have, in fact, cooperated with governments requests.Zuckerberg denied his company's link to secret government data-sharing scheme PRISM on Friday in a blustery posted message that described allegations that Facebook gave 'US or any other government direct access to our servers' as 'outrageous.'Now, sources tell the New York Times that both Facebook and Google discussed plans to create secure portals for the government 'like a digital version of the secure physical rooms that have long existed for classified information' with U.S. officials.
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DHS Admits Boston Training Drill with Backpack Explosives Planned Months Before - Very strange. Beyond coincidence. There were drills on 9-11-2001.
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Who's Hungry Now? Chinese Struggling Less Than Americans to Afford Basics - Gallup surveys in China and the U.S. reveal Chinese are struggling less than Americans to put food on their tables. USA NUMBER 1!!!
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Britain wants its guns back - A Daily Telegraph online poll has revealed that over 80 percent of Brits would rather a repeal on the hand gun ban over various other "new law" choices. A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally, that is, “where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense violent crime rates are highest."
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Senate panel passes immigration bill; Obama praises move | Reuters - A Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation to give millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, setting up a spirited debate next month in the full Senate over the biggest changes in immigration policy in a generation.
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Billions of US tax dollars potentially funding Afghan terrorism - Grey areas in US legislation could mean that taxpayer money is financing Afghan terrorism, a report has revealed. It calls on Congress to change the $100,000 threshold on reconstruction contracts to include the 80 percent that evade scrutiny.The “alarming” findings were greeted with calls for urgent action to mend the weak links in US regulations.
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IRS may be reading emails without a warrant - Salon.com - In order to catch instances of criminal tax evasion the IRS may be violating the Fourth Amendment, the ACLU reported Wednesday. The civil liberties group obtained documents via FOIA that suggest that the IRS is reading Americans’ emails without warrants, although the agency remains cagey about its surveillance practices.
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British terror suspects quietly stripped of citizenship%u2026 then killed by drones - Crime - UK - The Independent - The Government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – with two of the men subsequently killed by American drone attacks.An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent has established that since 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has revoked the passports of 16 individuals, many of whom are alleged to have had links to militant or terrorist groups.
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DPS reverses course on allowing shooting from helicopters - Four months after a helicopter-borne Texas Department of Public Safety trooper mistakenly shot and killed two immigrants in the back of a fleeing pickup near the Mexican border, the agency has banned shooting from helicopters in similar scenarios.

Mistakenly?!?!
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Washington - Storage Tank at Nuclear Site Is Leaking - A tank that holds radioactive liquid at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, is leaking, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday. The news raises concerns about the site’s other storage tanks, which hold millions of gallons of a highly radioactive stew left from decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons. The federal Department of Energy said that liquid levels were falling in one of 177 underground tanks, but that monitoring wells near the tank had not detected higher radiation levels. Mr. Inslee said the leak could be in between 150 and 300 gallons a year. A plant being built to treat the waste is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.
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Pain or prison time? Columbia Falls legislator wants to give inmates the choice - Republican Rep. Jerry O’Neil is drafting a bill that would allow those convicted of misdemeanors or felonies to negotiate corporal punishment instead of another sentence. The method used to inflict the pain would be decided by a judge.
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The Federal Government Hands Out Money To 128 Million Americans Every Month - The number of takers almost equals the number of givers. How's it feel to be working and supporting all these people? Red Staters, don't answer this question.
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Congress Approval Rating Lower Than Cockroaches, Genghis Khan And Nickelback, Po - It's no secret that Congress isn't popular, but a new poll showcases that unpopularity with some rather startling comparisons. The Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling recently asked respondents to compare their favorability of lawmakers with a long list of decidedly unpopular things. According to the firm, "what we found is that Congress is less popular than cockroaches, traffic jams, and even Nickelback."
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Affordable Health Care Act is Unlikely to Benefit Your Health - The US spends twice as much per person on health care than any other nation, yet we rank 49th in terms of life expectancy, and despite giving newborn babies more vaccines than any other country on the planet, the US ranks 30th for infant mortality
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Millions Face a Hit if Fix for Alternative Minimum Tax Fails to Pass - WSJ.com - Buried within the mass of tax and spending provisions known as the fiscal cliff is a problem that could cause grief for taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service.It is the alternative minimum tax, a provision adopted in the 1960s to make sure the very wealthiest didn't avoid taxes by accumulating too many deductions and credits. It wasn't indexed for inflation, and Congress has repeatedly passed an annual exemption to protect middle-class families from the tax.
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Medical-marijuana law is legal, Arizona judge rules - PHOENIX - Arizona's 2-year-old medical marijuana law is legal and is not preempted by federal law, a trial judge ruled Tuesday.In an extensive ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon rejected arguments by Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery that the voter-approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is void because the possession and sale of marijuana remain a federal crime.
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New York Times & Washington Post Opine for Marijuana Reform | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform - Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana
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Non-Partisan Congressional Tax Report Debunks Core Conservative Economic Theory-GOP Suppresses Study - Forbes - What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century, produces a research study that finds absolutely no correlation between the top tax rates and economic growth, thereby destroying a key tenet of conservative economic theory?
If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.
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General: 'My Career Was Done' When I Criticized Flawed Warplane - Don Harvel thought he was cruising to a well-deserved retirement after 35 years flying cargo planes for the U.S. Air Force. Then in the spring of 2010 he was tapped to investigate the fatal crash of a high-tech Air Force tiltrotor aircraft – and everything changed.
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Food stamps: The struggle to eat | The Economist - WHEN the dismal news came on July 8th that the unemployment rate had risen fractionally to 9.2%, both Republicans and Democrats declared the data proof of the folly of the other party's policies. How, Republicans asked, could Democrats even consider raising taxes when the economy is so weak? How, Democrats retorted, could Republicans advocate big cuts in the safety net when so many Americans are in desperate need? As the haggling over raising the legal limit on the federal government's debt reaches a climax (see Lexington), the feeble state of the economy is making the budgetary trade-offs involved ever less appealing.
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The Doing-a-Lot-of-Nothing Congress - Businessweek - Lawmakers have sent only 54 bills to President Obama so far this year, making it one of the least productive sessions on record. Most of the new laws are trivial.
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Law of the Sea Treaty now dead, DeMint says - Washington Times - The United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty now has 34 senators opposed to it and thus lacks the Senate votes needed for U.S. ratification, a key opponent of the treaty announced Monday.But the treaty’s main Senate proponent denies the treaty is sunk, saying plenty of time still exists to win support before a planned late-year vote.The Law of the Sea Treaty, which entered into force in 1994 and has been signed and ratified by 162 countries, establishes international laws governing the maritime rights of countries. The treaty has been signed but not ratified by the U.S., which would require two-thirds approval of the Senate.
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Iowa Republican says government illegitimate, declares herself U.S. Senator | The Raw Story - An Iowa woman who was running for a state Senate seat has dropped that bid after deciding the U.S. government is a sham, and has instead unilaterally declared herself a U.S. Senator from the Republic of Iowa in an alternative government, the Republic for the United States of America.
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Pennsylvania Eliminates State Inheritance Tax for Farms - Pennsylvania has adopted legislation intended to help relatives of dead farmers from having to sell off farms they inherit just to pay taxes owed. The new law, approved overwhelmingly by the state legislature in bipartisan votes, exempts adult children of deceased farmers from paying a 4.5% inheritance tax. It also eliminates the burden on siblings of the deceased who used to pay a 12% inheritance tax.--- Subsidized with OUR tax money, they no longer have to pay taxes? FARMERS ARE ON WELFARE! Probably costing us more than the inner cities welfare mothers
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We Spend $20 Billion a Year to Fight Illegal Drugs, Yet Cocaine Is Cheaper than It Was 30 Years Ago - f the United States’ war on drugs was succeeding, the prices of narcotics should be going up. After all, a reduction in the supply of drugs—the main objective of the government’s efforts—should result in less availability and thus a higher price on the street.--- Stop wasting OUR tax money on stupid projects!
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San Bernardino votes to file for bankruptcy protection - latimes.com - The San Bernardino City Council votes to file for bankruptcy. Facing a $45-million budget shortfall and the prospect of not being able to pay city workers, the panel Tuesday voted to file municipal bankruptcy, the third California city to do so in recent weeks.
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Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret | www.palmbeachpost.com - officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop.
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Americans Are as Likely to Be Killed by Their Own Furniture as by Terrorism - The War On Terrorism is just an excuse for totalitarian government.
From Roddy
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Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits - The next time somebody goes on a rant about capitalism and free enterprise, remind them that America is socialist.
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In Nothing we trust - In Nothing We Trust - Feeling betrayed: Johnny Whitmire Americans are losing faith in the institutions that made this country great. By Ron Fournier and Sophie Quinton Updated: April 23, 2012 | 4:05 p.m. April 19, 2012 | 4:00 p.m. MUNCIE, Ind.—Johnny Whitmire shuts off his lawn mower and takes a long draw from a water bottle. He sloshes the liquid from cheek to cheek and squirts it between his work boots. He is sweating through his white T-shirt. His jeans are dirty. His middle-aged back hurts like hell. But the calf-high grass is cut, and the weeds are tamed at 1900 W. 10th St., a house that Whitmire and his family once called home. “I’ve decided to keep the place up,” he says, “because I hope to buy it back from the bank.”
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Is America Really Free? - It's not the place it used to be.
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Now More Americans In Jail Than There In Stalin's Gulag Archipelago - Don't forget-the terrorists hate us for our freedom!
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Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network - Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that included an article by Princeton University’s Robert Socolow that set out a well-reasoned plan for how to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below a planet-livable threshold of 560 ppm. The issue came replete with technical solutions that ranged from a hydrogen economy to space-based solar.If I had it to do over, I’d approach the issue planning differently, my fellow editors permitting. I would scale back on the nuclear fusion and clean coal, instead devoting at least half of the available space for feature articles on psychology, sociology, economics and political science. Since doing that issue, I’ve come to the conclusion that the technical details are the easy part. It’s the social engineering that’s the killer. Moon shots and Manhattan Projects are child’s play compare
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US Federal Debt by Year - Charts Tables History - FY 2012 : $16.4 trillion
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CIA Head: We Will Spy On Americans Through Electrical Appliances - looks like tinfoil hat sales are going to soar.
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US military unveils non-lethal heat ray weapon - A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere -- this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week."You're not gonna see it, you're not gonna hear it, you're not gonna smell it: you're gonna feel it," explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration for members of the media.The effect is so repellant, the immediate instinct is to flee -- and quickly, as experienced by AFP at the presentation.
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The People's View: Will 47% of the Millionaires In Congress Support President Obama's Tax Proposal That Will Hit Their Bottom Line? - You have to ask yourselves why would a person in a position of power who pretty much gets their millions by doing favors in passing laws that makes it possible to enrich themselves be willing to have more taken from them in taxes? The thing is this people are not scrapping to survive. They are filthy rich and honestly don't give a damn about their constituents.
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U.S falls to 47th in press freedom rankings after Occupy crackdown Read more: h - The slide in the United States places it just behind Comoros and Taiwan in a group with Argentina and Romania. Remember, they hate us for our freedom.
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Six GOP Co-Sponsors of PIPA Ask Reid to Cancel Vote - In an incredible turn of events, six Republican Senators have asked Majority Leader Harry Reid not to hold a vote on PIPA, the Senate version of SOPA.They write, “Prior to committee action, some members expressed substantive concerns about the bill, and there was a commitment to resolve them prior to floor consideration. That resolution has not yet occurred.”
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Police Plant Drugs On Black Guy in Utica, New York - YouTube - Utica, New York police plant evidence during a traffic stop in the city.
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The Tennessee Nullification Bills (HB 1212 & SB 0620) of Unconstitutional Federal Laws, Petition PLEASE SIGN! For our Legislators to Pass the Bills. - There are two bills in the State of Tennessee House and Senate that need to get passed.The bills are for the Nullification of Unconstitutional Federal Laws in the State of Tennessee.
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40,000 new laws to go into effect in 2012 - About 40,000 state laws taking effect at the start of the new year will change rules about getting abortions in New Hampshire, learning about gays and lesbians in California, getting jobs in Alabama and even driving golf carts in Georgia.
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Obama signs $1 trillion spending bill - PRESIDENT Barack Obama signed into law a $1 trillion spending bill today, averting a government shutdown, though fresh congressional gridlock looms in the 2012 election year over a payroll tax cut.The US Senate earlier passed the spending bill and a two-month payroll tax holiday extension, punting that problem down the road but not for long. Mr Obama had initially sought a one-year extension for the tax cut and unemployment benefits.

A trillion more or less, who cares, nobody going to pay it back anyway
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Federal disaster drill takes a hit from severe weather events - the weeks leading up to the exercise were period of high-disaster activity, with tornadoes and floods affecting the states and the FEMA region involved in the exercise, according to the audit from the Homeland Security Department's Acting Inspector General Charles Edwards.As a result, participation dropped, with four states and one FEMA region canceling their involvement, and the exercise was scaled back as a number of government employees were called to official recovery duties.As those employees left, they were replaced by staffers who came less prepared, the audit states.
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Four countries struggle for tiny 'golden rock' in North Atlantic - A fight over a tiny rock Rockall is unfolding In the North Atlantic. It is claimed by the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland and Denmark. It is unlikely that a piece of land with the area of ​​570 square meters would have caused such an interest if it had not been for the oil found under it. Now the UN will decide who will be the proud owner of the "Golden Rock".
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Rep. Barney Frank to retire from House - Rep. Barney Frank, a longtime Democratic lawmaker from Massachusetts and co-author of the Dodd-Frank bank reform law, will announce on Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2012, his office confirmed. Frank was first elected in 1980 and is the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.
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Freedom in the 50 States - This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. It updates, expands, and improves upon our inaugural 2009 Freedom in the 50 States study. For this new edition, we have added more policy variables (such as bans on trans fats and the audio recording of police, Massachusetts’s individual health-insurance mandate, and mandated family leave), improved existing measures (such as those for fiscal policies, workers’ compensation regulations, and asset-forfeiture rules), and developed specific policy prescriptions for each of the 50 states based on our data and a survey of state policy experts. With a consistent time series, we are also able to discover for the first time which states have improved and worsened in regard to freedom recently.
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Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit - Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008.

Data is 1 year old ... now probably 50+%
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Anwar al-Aulaqi gets new designation in death - Checkpoint Washington - The Washington Post - U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as 'chief of external operations' for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi's evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted.
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Y--Detention Facility in Parwan, Bagram, Afghanistan - The contractor shall comply with all base security requirements. Defense Base Act Insurance and Construction surety will be required. The estimated cost of the project is between $25,000,000 to $100,000,000.

WTF ... cutting budgets in the US to go and spend up to 100,000,000 for a prison in Afghanistan?!?!?
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Government forced fitness -
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FEMA almost out of disaster funds - The Federal Disaster Relief Fund, the pot of money used to help communities and individuals hit by disasters, is nearly depleted. That's bad news for victims of both Hurricane Irene and other disasters like the tornadoes that hit earlier this year.
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Form I-485: How to fill out Part 3C - Never heard of OMB No. 1615-0023? I hadn’t either. Here’s another hint: Form I-485. I doubt that it rings a bell with many readers here, so here’s the scoop. Form I-485 is entitled “Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.“ In other words, it’s one of the first steps toward becoming a Citizen of the United States of America, and the 6-page questionnaire (18 Jan 11) is brilliant. It carefully screens out undesirables based upon several carefully crafted questions
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US Postal Service warns it could default - The government's mail service said it lost $3.1 billion in the period from April to June, blaming "the anemic state of the economy" and the growing popularity of electronic communications over old-fashioned letters.
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Public Views Congress as Top Culprit in Debt Debate, Poll Finds - The debate over raising the debt ceiling, which brought the nation to the brink of default, has sent disapproval of Congress to its highest level on record and left most Americans saying that creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
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Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone How Screwed U.S. Economy Is - Customers at the bar told reporters the "shitfaced" and disruptive Bernanke refused to pay for his drinks with U.S. currency, claiming it was "worthless." Witnesses also confirmed that near the end of the evening, Bernanke put money into the jukebox and selected Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" to play five times in a row.
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America's city of broken dreams - In scenes reminiscent of the Great Depression these are the ramshackle homes of the desperate and destitute U.S. families who have set up their own 'Tent City' only an hour from Manhattan.More than 50 homeless people have joined the community within New Jersey's forests as the economic crisis has wrecked their American dream.And as politicians in Washington trade blows over their country's $15 trillion debt, the prospect of more souls joining this rag tag group grows by the day.
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View: Debt-Ceiling Deal is an Alarming Bipartisan Mess - Bloomberg - The deal reached by the U.S. Congress to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling has spared the nation an immediate catastrophe while potentially setting a path for longer-term disasters.Financial markets’ initial euphoria over the deal faded quickly. The S
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How the Deficit Got This Big - With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here -- from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era, and the promise of future surpluses, to nine straight years of deficits, including the $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2010. The answer is largely the Bush-era tax cuts, war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recessions.
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Japanese government killing its own people in Fukushima - This is how the Japanese government actually works.

--Popper


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Apple holding more cash than USA - Apple now has more cash to spend than the United States government.Latest figures from the US Treasury Department show that the country has an operating cash balance of $73.7bn (ÂŁ45.3bn).Apple's most recent financial results put its reserves at $76.4bn.
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Economic outlook grim if no debt deal reached - One analysis, by the Bipartisan Policy Center, suggests that once the government runs out of cash and lacks the power to further borrow, it would need to slash spending at once by as much as a whopping 44 percent. The U.S. now borrows more than 40 cents for every dollar it spends.So long as the Treasury has tax revenues coming in, it can still make interest payments to technically avoid default. Some analysts think it would lean that way at first, so as to do less harm to the country's long-term credit rating. Default would be a "major crisis" that would radiate "shockwaves" through the financial system, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress recently.
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Suit: Blackwater may have overbilled government $300 million - Two former Blackwater employees say they have new evidence that the company may have overbilled the federal government more than $300 million for security services in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Only 300 million, who cares ... Let's just print some more
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U.S. holding millions in aid to Pakistan, says Obama's chief of staff - CNN.com - The United States is holding back $800 million in aid to Pakistan, President Barack Obama's chief of staff said Sunday.Appearing on ABC's "This Week," White House Chief of Staff William Daley confirmed a report in the New York Times that the aid was being withheld.
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Minnesota government shuts down as budget talks stall - The Minnesota government was forced to shut down Friday for the second time in six years after lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before a midnight Thursday deadline.
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Department Of Education Study - "We remain committed to providing every student in the country with access to a high-quality education," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan, adding that good schools are a key component to the success of American democracy. "But to be honest, none of that matters. We're not talking about promising young scholars here—we're talking about a bunch of fucking animals." "We've basically flushed $11,000 down the toilet for every single one of these little bastards," Duncan continued. "Not to mention 18 years of my life."
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California bill could protect cross-dressing in the workplace - A CALIFORNIA bill working its way through the state legislature providing more protection for transgender individuals in the workplace could allow for cross-dressing employees to wear whatever they want to work, despite workplace dress codes.
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The Candy Desk - If there's one thing American Senators can agree upon, it's that candy should be available at all times.Senate rules prohibit eating on the Senate floor, but in 1965, Senator George Murphy of California decided he did not really care for that rule. Having a bit of a sweet tooth, Senator Murphy kept his desk stocked with candy. After the 1968 election cycle, Murphy's desk moved closer to a location with more foot traffic, and over time, it became a destination in and of itself -- a destination, that is, for his colleagues in search of a sugary snack.
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Florida Cracks Down on Bestiality, Saggy Pants - Floridians are going to have to start pulling up their pants and stop having sex with animals soon.
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Osama Bin Laden Sea Burial Video May Be Released - The world's most notorious terrorist did not receive a customary Islamic burial as he was slipped into the North Arabian Sea today when no others countries would accept his body, according to experts in Muslim funeral rites."Dumping the body into the sea is not part of any Islamic ritual," said Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a physician of internal medicine. "Koranic scripture says God created him and he must return to the earth."

Getting rid of it so fast? Start the conspiracy theories boys
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Text of S and P's downgrade of U.S. ratings outlook - Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today that it affirmed its ‘AAA’ long-term and ‘A-1+’ short-term sovereign credit ratings on the U.S. Standard & Poor’s also said that it revised its outlook on the long-term rating of the U.S. sovereign to negative from stable.
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The End Of An Empire And The Beginning Of A Depression - Over the past decade, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost U.S. taxpayerswell over a trillion dollars. So how big is a trillion dollars? Well, if you were alive when Jesus was born and you spent a million dollars every single day since then, you still would not have spent a trillion dollars by now.
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Your 2010 Federal Taxpayer Receipt - In his State of the Union Address, President Obama promised that this year, for the first time ever, American taxpayers would be able to go online and see exactly how their federal tax dollars are spent. Just enter a few pieces of information about your taxes, and the taxpayer receipt will give you a breakdown of how your tax dollars are spent on priorities like education, veterans benefits, or health care.
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$38 Billion In Cuts? Make That $353 Million - Yesterday the media had a field day when it was uncovered that the hard fought $38 billion in budget "cuts" which almost caused America to shut down were in reality $14 billion. We, thus, can't wait to find out what the response will be when it is uncovered that the actual cuts were... $353 million. Yes: the ongoing functioning of the government was a pawn in a soap opera whose benefit to the US debt is $353 million, or about what Goldman's trading desk makes in less than one day.
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2011 budget cuts now on the table - Lawmakers lifted the curtain Tuesday on a 2011 spending plan that will slash nearly $40 billion -- cutting back on a wide range of programs and services including high-speed rail, emergency first responders and the National Endowment for the Arts.The measure represents the single biggest cut ever made to the federal budget in one year.
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House votes to direct 0M in taxpayer dollars to religious private schools - Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives (many of whom were elected on promises of cost-cutting and budget-slashing) voted to direct $100M of your taxpayer dollars to prop up private religious schools in Washington, DC.
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We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers - More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined. Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees. Is it any wonder that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills?
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The Unchristian roots of the fourth of July - The United States Constitution is, of course, literally a "godless" document: the word "God" (like the words "Jesus," "Christ," "Christianity," or "Bible") simply does not appear anywhere in our country's fundamental legal document. If the Founders of the United States meant to establish this as a "Christian Nation" in any constitutional, legal, or political sense, they neglected to mention it in the document from which our federal government derives its authority.
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Vote ban for Saudi women remains - Saudi Arabia's ban on women voting or running as candidates is to remain in place during the kingdom' s municipal elections slated for April 23, the electoral committee head said Monday.

America's great allies LOL
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US Finances Rank Near Worst in the World - Walker predicted the US will have a debt crisis "within the next two to three years" and implored Washington lawmakers to "wake up."
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Portugal PM Jose Socrates resigns after budget rejected - Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has resigned after parliament rejected an austerity budget.The defeat is likely to trigger a bailout similar to the rescue packages Greece and the Republic of Ireland had to accept last year.All five opposition parties voted against the austerity measures, which included spending cuts and tax rises.
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If government shuts down, so would troop pay - Navy News - U.S. troops could be required to report to work without pay if a budget clash in Congress results in a government-wide shutdown, according to draft planning guidance circulating in the Pentagon.A shutdown could happen as early as next week, as the government is set to run out of money at midnight March 17. A bill that would keep the government operating temporarily has been prepared in the House of Representatives, but it is not clear when or if it might pass.
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Study: Public Sees Both Parties Cutting Deficits The Wrong Way - Given the goal of cutting the deficit, the average Americans did the job -- cutting it way more deeply, in fact, than either the Democratic or Republican proposals call for.Ironically, the political subgroup that did the worst job was the slice of respondents who identified themselves as Tea Party sympathizers. They were the least likely to raise taxes and also the least likely, when faced with actual programs, to make cuts.Story continues belowAdvertisementThe next worst were Republicans, then Democrats.
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NationalJournal.com - Obama Won't Go to Court Over Defense of Marriage Act - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - President Obama now believes that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and will no longer defend the 15-year-old law in federal court, the Justice Department announced today.Symbolically and substantively, his decision represents a major advance for gay rights and presages a significant shift in how the government will handle questions about equality for gays. It could also reignite a largely burnt-over debate in the culture wars, distracting both political parties.
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Obama's 2012 Budget Proposal: How It's Spent - NYTimes.com - Rectangles are sized according to the proposed spending. Color shows severity of cut or increase from 2010.
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The CIA's Role in Egypt's Regime Change? Who Is Omar Suleiman? - One of the newť names being mentioned as a possible alternative to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Omar Suleiman, is actually not so new to anyone who has followed the American policy of renditions for terror suspects. After dissolving his cabinet yesterday, Mubarak appointed Suleiman vice-president, and according to many commentators he is poised to be a potential successor, and an alternative to Mubarak’s son and intended heir until now, Gamal Mubarak. Suleiman is a well-known quantity in Washington. Suave, sophisticated, and fluent in English, he has served for years as the main conduit between the United States and Mubarak. While he has a reputation for loyalty and effectiveness, he also carries some controversial baggage from the standpoint of those looking for a clean slate on human rights. As I described in my book “The Dark Side,” since 1993 Suleiman has headed the feared Egyptian general intelligence service. In that capacity, he was the C.I.A.’s point man in Egypt for renditions—the covert program in which the C.I.A. snatched terror suspects from around the world and returned them to Egypt and elsewhere for interrogation, often under brutal circumstances.
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Chicago artist Chris Drew faces 15 years jail because he recorded own arrest - An artist who used a video camera to record being arrested by police is facing up to 15 years in prison.Chris Drew has been charged with Class 1 felony under the Eavesdropping Act in Chicago, Illinois.The bemused activist said he did not know anything about the law when he was protesting about restrictions on where artists can sell their work.
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A Self-Inflicted Mess - What's the Matter With Texas? - Texas’ budget is a mess. The state comptroller’s office has estimated that Texas has a budget gap of $27 billion for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 (Texas budgets in two-year cycles). The shortfall represents roughly one-quarter of all state spending. It’s one of the worst state budget deficits in the country — even worse than California’s.
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Joint Strike Fighter Engine: Boondoggle That Wouldn't Die? - Despite vocal cries for austerity and belt-tightening on Capitol Hill, Congress and the White House, budget officials have quietly continued to pay for the development of a multi-billion-dollar military jet engine the Pentagon says it doesn't need and the defense secretary himself called a wasteful boondoggle.
The green light to continue spending on the engine's development came from the Office of Management and Budget last month at the urging of congressional leaders. The decision arrived on the heels of a $9 million lobbying push and an equally aggressive advertising campaign by General Electric, the corporate giant that has argued that the nation benefits by having two different versions of the engine that will power the Joint Strike Fighter. And it comes as President Obama named General Electric's CEO chairman of his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Nothing like a Republican majority in the Congress to waste your tax dollars
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No Government, Great Country #ShameBE - No Government for our Country after 200 Days
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CBC News - Manitoba - Kinder Surprise egg seized at U.S. border - A cross-border kerfuffle over a popular chocolate treat nearly cost a Winnipeg woman a $300 fine and saddled her with a bureaucratic headache.Lind Bird was recently stopped at the U.S. border and selected for a random search of her vehicle. She was warned she could have faced a fine after the customs official found — and seized — her $2 Kinder Surprise egg as illegal contraband.
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Republicans attempt to stifle action on climate change - Republicans have wasted no time in using their new majority in Congress to try to block the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on climate change.In their first full day in the new Congress, Republicans outlined three different bills – encapsulating three different strategies – aimed at limiting the powers of the EPA. It also shut down a house committee that had tackled energy and climate issues.
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GOP scrambles after two representatives illegally cast votes without taking oath - In their second day in power the Republicans are already struggling with a major error. United States Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) both failed to attend the swearing in ceremony as required by the United States Constitution. Despite not swearing in, both representatives have been casting votes as if they were legal.
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50% Americans one paycheck away from Gov. Assistance - Many Americans live precariously close to the edge of financial insolvency flirting with economic disaster daily. If you casually browse mainstream articles and watch any amount of television you would think that the US still had a vibrant and strong middle class. When we pull back the covers on the current financial situation we realize that many Americans are merely getting by and many would like to live in some 1984 Orwellian fantasy world where suddenly things are back to financial equilibrium. 43 million Americans are depending on government food assistance to get by. But many more millions are merely living paycheck to paycheck hidden in the cellar of the headlines. 1 out of 3 Americans has zero in any retirement account (not one slowly eroding dollar). Half of Americans have $2,000 or less which puts them one month away from needing government assistance. With the volatile job market and turbulent Wall Street middle class Americans are feeling the once prided stability being slowly washed away. Let us examine how retirement is now becoming more of a fantasy for many Americans.
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Fox News confirms reports saying Hillary Clinton may step down - Megyn Kelly on Fox News just reported that they are also hearing reports that Hillary Clinton may step down and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson may be her replacement. Kelly also reported that the State Department decline to comment on the issue. Considering Secretary Clinton's lack of media coverage on several high level international events, is it possible that she is preparing to exit?
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Gap between rich and middle class grows - he gap between the rich and the middle class is larger than it has ever been due to the bursting of the housing bubble.The richest 1% of U.S. households had a net worth 225 times greater than that of the average American household in 2009, according to analysis conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank. That's up from the previous record of 190 times greater, which was set in 2004.
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GovTrack.us: Tracking the U.S. Congress - GovTrack.us is a tool by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology.
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Nobody represents the American people - Many Americans have come to the conclusion that nobody represents them in Washington anymore. They are right.
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Chinese acquisitions: China buys up the world | The Economist - IN THEORY, the ownership of a business in a capitalist economy is irrelevant. In practice, it is often controversial. From Japanese firms’ wave of purchases in America in the 1980s and Vodafone’s takeover of Germany’s Mannesmann in 2000 to the more recent antics of private-equity firms, acquisitions have often prompted bouts of national angst.
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Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts - US President Barack Obama says a bipartisan agreement has been reached to extend soon-to-expire Bush era tax cuts to all Americans.
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How's that new change working for ya? - Republicans who have taken over state capitols across the country are promising to respond to crippling budget deficits with an array of cuts, among them proposals to reduce public workers’ benefits in Wisconsin, scale back social services in Maine and sell off state liquor stores in Pennsylvania, endangering the jobs of thousands of state workers.
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French Rigth Wing Raises Retirement Age - The vote came after the right-of-centre government of President Nicolas Sarkozy used emergency clauses in the constitution to push through the reforms. The reforms had stalled in the senate after opposition members tabled hundreds of amendments leading to three weeks of debate.

Soon in the USA
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NJ Turnpike Employee Makes $321,000 - Your hard earned tax money at work.
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Democrats Are Destroying Businesses - While Democrats have long struggled under the mantle of being anti-business, President Obama and the Democratic Congress have acted as if they're not particularly bothered by it. They pushed tax and fee increases, imposed new regulations through thousand-plus page bills and bureaucratic fiat and bashed Wall Street, bankers, insurers and other businesses that dared question their agenda.
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Stimulus Checks Sent to the Dead - Your tax money hard at work.
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Ezra Klein - Shouldn't taxpayers get a receipt? - Corn syrup, milk chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, coconut, almond, soy lecithin … any consumer can read these ingredients and their nutritional value on every package of a 75-cent Almond Joy. What is provided to a taxpayer with a $5,400 tax bill? Nothing. For many Americans, the amount they pay in taxes is larger than any purchase they make during the year, but studies show they know almost nothing about where that money goes to.
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The Stimulus to NoWhere - No one spends money like the federal government. This year alone, it will shovel out $3.7 trillion, which works out to $7 million a minute. So it may surprise you to find out the clearest lesson from the Obama administration's fiscal stimulus program: The government is not very good at spending money.
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Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements - Efforts to tame America's ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any time in history.At the same time, the fraction of American households not paying federal income taxes has also grown—to an estimated 45% in 2010, from 39% five years ago, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research organization.

At this rate the huge debt will never be sorted ... and no NeoCon, they're not all ghetto ...read the fucking article. It's in the WSJ, a staunch republican "rag"
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Each Stimulus Job Cost 2 Million Dollars - Your Government hard at work stealing your money.
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Eight Years of Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus Act - Obama spent more in one year than 8 years of war.
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LA Unveils $578M Gold-Plated School - It will only take a couple of years for ghetto thugs to destroy this place.
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How Green Was My Corrections Center - Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Washington State stands out from other facilities which have the role of incarcerating those who have been found guilty of breaking the law. It is a green prison - and what's more it has just been given LEED Gold Certification, a highly prestigious environmental award.
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Federal Workers Earning Double Their Private Counterparts - Your tax dollars hard at work - keeping you down.
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Higher Taxes Inhibit Having Children, Will Destroy Economy - We need to avoid Western Europe's mix of high taxes, low birth rates and feeble economic growth. Young Americans already face a bleak labor market that cannot instill confidence about having children. Piling on higher taxes won't help. "If higher taxes make it more expensive to raise children," says demographer Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute, "people will think more about having another child." That seems common sense, despite the multiple influences on becoming parents.
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Public Pensions Destroying States and Cities - Explain how it makes any sense that roughly 9000 of our public safety employees are making over $100k per year. Explain how 1 police officer made $516k last year. Explain why HALF of city employees pay NOTHING into their pension fund. Explain why city employees can retire 12 years earlier than their private city counterparts. Explain why a PRIVATE sector janitor who receives no pension needs to pay 92.5% of the pension contribution for a PUBLIC sector janitor. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/24/BUDR1EGLGI.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0uhd2Fidd
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Unemployment Benefits Extension For 2010 Passed by Congress - The U.S. Senate broke a Republican filibuster and approved legislation restoring unemployment benefits to 2.5 million Americans who lost aid during a political dispute over how to pay for it. Benefits will be extended for those who have already used their standard 26 weeks of unemployment. President Obama, a strong supporter of the unemployment benefits extension, is expected to sign it into law tomorrow.
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DC Elitists Resemble the Communist Party in the Soviet Union - America is struggling with a sputtering economy and high unemployment — but times are booming for Washington’s governing class.
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There is no 'free' lemonade - Last week, I was in a car with my brother and his fiancee, driving through their upscale neighborhood on a hot summer day. At the corner, we all noticed three little girls sitting at a homemade lemonade stand. We follow the same rules in our family, and one of them is: Always stop to buy lemonade from kids who are entrepreneurial enough to open up a little business.

Interesting take on reality ... Maybe NeoCon should read this.
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Feds Wasted Millions in Utilities Program for Poor - A federal program designed to help impoverished families heat and cool their homes wasted more than $100 million paying the electric bills of thousands of applicants who were dead, in prison or living in million-dollar mansions, according to a government investigation.
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Obama to challenge Ariz. immigration law - Obama administration officials have decided to file a suit to block a much-disputed Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration, according to several news reports.
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Let's Drug-Test Congress - I think our elected officials need to submit to random drug testing. How many shady deals do you think have been negotiated after some “public official” had a few too many “mood altering medications?” Instead of outlawing steroids in professional sports how about outlawing the use of alcohol and drugs when discussing legislative business? If we could keep them from agreeing to “cocktail conspiracies” maybe their minds would clear enough to “clean up” Congress the way they want to “clean up” baseball.
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San Francisco Spending $800K to Define Three Words - Dealing with big government is as expensive for BART as it is for school districts. When you wonder why there are so many admin positions as opposed to teachers in a school district, you need look no further than the fed govt and the regulations they impose. More administrators are needed to decipher those regs and file the necessary paperwork. The result is too many Chiefs and not enough Indians.
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Sex Parties at the Kennedy Compound - Democrats hard at work.
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Democrats Want Ethics Office to Only Investigate GOP - CommieCrats free to commit any crimes they want.
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Dictatorship: Obama Wants to Outlaw Arizona - He won’t meet with Brewer because he might have to defend his BS position on the AZ law. He has to CONTROL all the press conferences so he doesn’t get asked tough questions.
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Rich Liberal Nancy Pelosi Won't Give Up Her Personal Jet - A Florida congressman plans to offer an amendment to the 2011 Defense Authorization bill that would require House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fly coach – just as she requires of other Congress members.
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Teacher of the Year Under Arrest - Your public schools hard at work destroying lives.
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Democrats: Outlaw Arizona and Bring in the United Nations - They’re compaining that they have to show ID? Just WTF is wrong with these people?! I use my ID nearly every day. We should turn the tables on Mexico however. I’ve been searched by a motorcycle cop in TJ for no reason (other than I was white).. I’m pissed. The double standard fills me with nothing but blind rage. These people seriously don’t know how good they’ve got it. The recent comparisons to ‘nazi germany’ should make people chuckle and throw up! Yeah asking people for ID is just like extermination camps. Got it.
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$24,000 Rolex Stolen at a TSA Checkpoint - Your government hard at work stealing your money.
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Democrats Like Criminals: Want to Disarm the NYPD - "It's moronic and would create two sets of rules in the streets if there is a gunfight. This legislation would require officers to literally shoot the gun out of someone's hand or shoot to wound them in the leg or arm. I don't know of any criminal who doesn't shoot to kill. They are not bound by any restrictions."
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LA: Rent Control Has Destroyed Housing - Rent control policies have laudable goals, especially in populous and undersupplied housing markets like Los Angeles'. However, the city's law, like all rent control, has failed to accomplish its objectives in the more than 30 years since it was passed. Rent control is widely accepted by many economists to have had an adverse effect on both the quantity and quality of housing.
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Big Government Wants to Shut Down the Family Hot Dog Stand - But that's not why Quintanilla, 58, broke down in tears when I visited her last week. She fears for her livelihood after the county Code Enforcement Division gave her a warning notice on April 29. "Cease and desist,'' the official document screamed. They gave her seven days, then extended it to 30 so she could appeal.
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The Crippling Price of Public Employee Unions - The political backlash has energized the Tea Party activists, put incumbents at risk in both parties, and already elected fiscal conservatives such as Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Over the next fiscal year, the states are looking at deficits approaching hundreds of billions of dollars. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank, estimates that this coming year alone states will face an aggregate shortfall of $180 billion. In some states the budget gap is more than 30 percent. The result is a crowding out of the state role as the supporter of adequate infrastructure, education, and healthcare.
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EU Crafts $962 Billion Show of Force to Halt Euro Crisis - European policy makers unveiled an unprecedented loan package worth almost $1 trillion and a program of bond purchases as they spearheaded a global drive to stop a sovereign-debt crisis that threatened to shatter confidence in the euro.
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Foreign Aid: USA is Stingiest of the 22 Most Developed Count - The USA claims to be, in absolute terms, the world's biggest giver and this is true. However, as a proportion of its wealth the USA gives least when compared to all 22 of the worlds' most developed countries.
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NYC Welfare Fraud Case Cost Taxpayers 1 Million - Authorities say 32 people, some of them financially well-off, have been indicted in a welfare-fraud crackdown. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes says the defendants stole about $1 million in benefits, including welfare, Medicaid and food stamp assistance.
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1 in 3 San Francisco Employees Earned $100,000 - San Francisco's Liberals get Rich at your expense.
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SEC Regulators Watch Porn all Day - Your high paid government officials hard at work.
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Stimulus Money: $830,000 in Job Funds Spent at Waterpark - Federal stimulus dollars intended for job creation in Oakland were spent instead on trips to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a Concord water park, rent, church repairs, bus passes, salaries and car allowances, according to a state review released Tuesday.
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High Taxes and Big Government Destroyed New Jersey - If you tax them, they will leave.
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Washington Sues to Revive Yucca Mountain - Washington state, home to a former U.S. nuclear-weapons plant undergoing cleanup, sued the Obama administration to stop it from abandoning plans for the Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository in Nevada.
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San Francisco Destroys Small Businessman - When he was hit again and ordered to pay over $400 for a permit, I wrote a series of columns about his plight. San Franciscans generously stepped up, donated money, stopped by the stand for a shine, and even found a place for him to live at low rent. Members of the Police Department helped him get a valid ID. But the other day Moore came home and had a business tax bill from the city for $368.10.
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U.S. Embassy to the Holy See - Formal diplomatic relations with the Holy See were established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. The mission works in partnership with the Holy See on global issues including HIV/AIDS, world hunger, religious freedom and human rights. As a global entity, the Holy See is influential on many issues and has far-reaching influence in even the most remote corners of the world.
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IRS Agent Arrested for Cheating on his Taxes - Willner, who lives in Fairlawn, N.J., faces 15 years in prison and $45,000 in fines, if convicted on the charges.
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Individual income tax rates in Australia - Did you say low taxes in Australia NeoCon? Think again!
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Green Madness: EPA Puts Passenger Planes in Jeopardy - Critics say the new rules would have an unintended consequence — imperiling airport safety. They say the record-setting blizzards that recently buried the East Coast show how unworkable the regulation would be during winter weather. “The EPA must acknowledge … the environment cannot trump all other considerations,” a group representing airports said in February public comments to the rule.
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California's $500-billion Pension Time Bomb - Because legislators are unwilling to raise issues that might offend that constituency, they have effectively turned the peroration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on its head: Instead of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, we have become a government of its employees, by its employees and for its employees.
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After years as justice, John Paul Stevens wants what's 'best for the court' - Stevens, who turns 90 later this month, isn't quite ready to say. "I can tell you that I love the job and deciding whether to leave it is a very difficult decision," he said in an interview. "But I want to make it in a way that's best for the court."That would mean a decision sooner rather than later, in time for the nomination and confirmation process to be completed before a new term begins in October, he said.
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San Franciso Lets LIberal Group Steal 1 Million Dollars - A financial company that San Francisco officials have used for more than a decade is suspected of stealing more than $1 million in city funds slated to help low-income residents make their homes safer, including money that pays for hazardous lead paint removal in buildings with children, court documents show.
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Projects & Facilities - Bureau of Reclamation - Managing Water in the West. Welcome to the Projects and Facilities Database Reclamation's Portal for Information on Dams, Powerplants and Projects.
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Nancy Pelosi Puts 10 Trillion on the Credit Card - n its 2011 budget, which the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released Feb. 1, the administration projected a 10-year deficit total of $8.53 trillion. After looking it over, CBO said in its final analysis, released Thursday, that the president's budget would generate a combined $9.75 trillion in deficits over the next decade.
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Democrats Put America on the Road to Bankruptcy - Thank Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Obama.
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Arizona: 5 strip-club Workers Arrested on Drug Counts - Police had been called to the club 85 times in the 12-month period before the investigation began, Pacheco said.
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A Vote for Bankruptcy and Socialism - But the more that Americans have learned about what's in the bill, and the more they've seen of the corruption and chicanery being used to force it through, the larger the majority that's turned against it.
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Democrats Chase Business Out of Connecticut - Rell said she spoke with UTC Chief Executive Louis Chęnevert this morning about remarks UTC executives made Friday in New York, where they publicly and repeatedly blasted the state as too costly for further business investment and said they found "almost anywhere" less expensive.
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Top Five Best Things About Living In A Theocracy - With Sarah Palin being groomed by the Republican party to become the next president of the United States, and Barack Obama’s ratings slipping ever lower, it might be high time to prepare for the oncoming complete dissolution of the separation of church and state. But not to worry, yes the founding fathers believed in the necessity of the separation of church and state, but just because they didn’t like it didn’t mean it’s all bad. There are certainly pitfalls inherent in living under a theocratic regime, for instance people living in Iran have had their complaints. But there have been some pretty fun theocracies too. Anyone who has ever lived under a Jedi master (light side of the force) has had nothing but positive things to say about it from what I can recall.
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Detroit School Leader is not Literate: Can't Write - Thanks Democrats!
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NY Cop Admits They Arrest Innocent People to Make Their Quota - Don't forget...they hate us for our freedom.
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Big Spending, Big Unions Are Bankrupting the Blue States - The five states in the worst financial condition--Illinois, New York, Connecticut, California and New Jersey--are all among the bluest of blue states. The five most fiscally fit states are more of a mix. Three--Utah, Nebraska and Texas--boast Republican majorities and two--New Hampshire and Virginia--skew Democratic.
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Big Spending Forcing Illinois into Bankruptcy - Thanks Democrats!
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Liberals Make it Impossible to Fire Bad Teachers - One teacher that the city wants to fire is Michael Ebewo. During an inspection of his classroom, the principal found: "a chart with misspellings and unclear instructions,"... "students students staring into space and doodling rather than completing their worksheet, which contained questions that the students, who were in special education, had difficulty understanding. Rather than pressing the students for answers, Mr. Ebewo simply answered himself, making the students only more confused."
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Liberal-Run California Going Bankrupt - This could easily be resolved. The Governor has the power to levy a large tax on all state employees. (Its called a pay cut.) If state employees are going to spend all the money, they can pay for it too.
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Govt. Workers Make 45% More Than Private Sector Employees - America, new Soviet Union.
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Wars sending U.S. into ruin - More empires have fallen because of reckless finances than invasion. The latest example was the Soviet Union, which spent itself into ruin by buying tanks.
Washington’s deficit (the difference between spending and income from taxes) will reach a vertiginous $1.6 trillion US this year. The huge sum will be borrowed, mostly from China and Japan, to which the U.S. already owes $1.5 trillion. Debt service will cost $250 billion.
To spend $1 trillion, one would have had to start spending $1 million daily soon after Rome was founded and continue for 2,738 years until today.
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Berkeley High Student Hands Out Marijuana Cookies - Your taxpayer funded education system.
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Corporation Says It Will Run for Congress - Following the Supreme Court decision implicitly granting corporations the right to free speech (by determining that political spending is a kind of speech), a corporation has decided to take what it believes to be “democracy’s next step”: It is running for Congress.With more than a twinge of irony, Murray Hill Incorporated, a liberal public relations firm, recently announced that it planned to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
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L.A. City Council Would Rather Go Broke Than Layoff 1 Person - Under pressure from employee unions to avoid layoffs, the council promises not to act for 30 days. Though facing a $218-million budget shortfall, council members add $4 million in spending.
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Fed Lays Ground for End to Stimulus With Recovery Declaration - Bloomberg.com - The Federal Reserve panel in charge of interest rates declared for the first time the U.S. economy is in “recovery” and took several steps to prepare investors for the removal of aggressive monetary stimulus.

Interest rates going up!
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AP Enterprise: Tribe in Yemen protecting US cleric - SAN'A, Yemen – A radical American-Yemeni Islamic cleric suspected of ties to al-Qaida is in hiding in the remote mountains of Yemen under the protection of his tribe as he seeks to elude a manhunt, relatives and tribesmen say. Always a terrorist where there's oil, eh?? NO MORE WAR DAMMIT!!
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Hope and Change? No Jobs for Blacks and Mexicans - Just handouts to get their votes.
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Yemeni radical cleric warns of foreign occupation - SAN'A, Yemen – Yemen's most influential Islamic cleric, considered an al-Qaida-linked terrorist by the United States, warned Monday that the U.S.-backed fight against the terror group could lead to "foreign occupation" of the country. Funny how the US gov't labels those who know the truth as terrorists....
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Arizona Treasurer Says Checks Will Bounce Amid Budget Crisis - “The February school payment we can’t make, February payroll there’s no money there,” said State Treasurer, Dean Martin. I don't know about these Red States. What do they do with all that welfare money we send them?
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Unemployment Unchanged by Road Projects - Thanks Democrats!
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Liberals Work to Destroy Businesses in Tucson - Rachel Heath smoothes out the butter-cream frosting on a cake at Marco's Patisserie on East Grant Road. Her father, Jimmie Heath, owns the bakery and says the city wouldn't give him a certificate of occupancy unless he ripped out the walk-in cooler, which had been installed 15 years earlier by a previous tenant without a permit and is necessary for the business. Heath opened without the license, and the city eventually grandfathered in the cooler.
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Economy Loses 85K jobs, Unemployment at 10% - Thanks Democrats!
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Creepy: Obamacare Expands IRS Authority - Thanks Democrats!
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Dyke Heaven: MSNBC's Maddow Shows her Love for Napolitano - The Far Left Kook network.
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California Wants the Rest of America to Pay for Their Mess - Just say no to Liberal bailouts.
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ObamaCare is Unconstitutional - “In addition to violating the most basic and universally held notions of what is fair and just, we also believe this provision of H.R. 3590 is inconsistent with protections afforded by the United States Constitution against arbitrary legislation,” writes McMaster.
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Government Unions Are Destroying California - The SEIU actually runs the state. They were not voted into power by taxpayers, and are determined to bankrupt the state.
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Republican calls on Napolitano to resign - Your doing a heck of job, Janey!
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FAA Considering Passenger Ban - In every single breach of security in recent years, whether it was an act of terrorism or some other form of crime, it was a passenger who subverted the safety systems on board the aircraft or in the terminal," FAA administrator Marion Blakey said. "Even threats that came in the form of explosives inside baggage were eventually traced back to a ticketed individual. As great a revenue source as they have been, passengers simply represent too great a risk to the airline industry.
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Government Service Unions Killed Detroit - Thanks Democrats!
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Interview with Dave Bing: Can Detroit Be Saved? - One group that surely isn't a fan is the public employee unions. He grumbles that there are 17 unions with over 50 separate bargaining units. "I can give you a data sheet that will show you we've got several of those bargaining units with less than 100 people, and each one of them has a president that's paid by the city to negotiate against the city," he says. "Coming from the private sector, I find that insane."
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Minimum Wage is Killing Jobs - Thanks Democrats!
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US settles suit over Indian land for $3.4 billion - That sentiment partly reflects the frustration of American Indians over the byzantine litigation that began in 1996 and has been to courts of appeal 10 times since then. Among the difficulties, federal officials appeared to have lost millions of critical records dating back decades that were supposed to record income from trust lands and what was done with the money.
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Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers - Your taxpayer money hard at work.
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Meet Barack W. Bush - "We were able to hold it off with George Bush. The idea that we might find ourselves fighting with the Obama administration over these powers is really stunning." - Unnamed and dismayed human rights advocate, on legalizing indefinite detention of alleged terrorists, New York Times, May 21.
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Judge Orders New Haven to Promote White Firefighters - U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton ruled Tuesday that the civil rights of white New Haven firefighters were violated when city officials threw out the results of a 2003 promotion exam when too few minorities did well.
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C-SPAN2 Live Stream - Watch the health care bill debate live - C-SPAN2 offers gavel to gavel coverage of the U.S. Senate. C-SPAN2 also offers a balanced variety of public affairs programming when the Senate is in adjournment, including congressional committee hearings, press briefings, newsmaker speeches
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9 more U.S. banks fail; $2.5 billion hit for FDIC - MarketWatch - Nine more U.S. banks, all owned by the same Illinois holding company, were closed Friday by regulators, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said U.S. Bank of Minneapolis would assume their deposits.The closings brought the 2009 total to 115 in 2009 -- the first year since 1992 that more than 100 banks have gone under.

Like dominos ...
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Limbaugh: Democrats are Nationalizing Health Care - Dictatorship. Communism.
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