"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, November 19, 2011
SONY WILL DELAY FILM ABOUT RAID ON BIN LADEN HIDEOUT TO AFTER 2012 ELECTION
Well, that's good to know that they won't be turning this into a politicized affair. Maybe they should consider postponing it a little more to give time for better scriptwriting research. In any case, it's a project that should definitely go ahead for the subject matter, which is very important.
PEW POLL REVEALS CORE PROBLEM AFFLICTING THE WEST: MOST EUROPEANS NOW FAVOR A NANNYSTATE
LEADER OF GREECE'S CONSERVATIVE PARTY REFUSES TO SURRENDER LIBERTY TO EUSSR APPARATCHIKS
Greece's creditors failed on Saturday to persuade the leader of the main conservative party to drop his refusal to sign a pledge that he will back austerity measures under a bailout deal aimed at saving the country from financial ruin.
Antonis Samaras, leader of New Democracy, one of three parties in a new national unity coalition struggling to avert a disastrous default, says there is no need to provide a written guarantee because his word can be trusted.
But international lenders, weary of Greece's failure to deliver on fiscal targets during two years of financial crisis, insist on the written statement, fearing its politicians may otherwise try to wriggle out of their commitments, especially with an election likely in February.
Representatives of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- the "troika" which monitors Greek compliance with its rescue deals -- discussed the issue with Samaras in Athens on Saturday.
THANKS OBAMA: 1/3 of Americans are poor or near-poor
100 million people — one in three Americans — either in poverty or in the fretful zone just above it.
Friday, November 18, 2011
IF SOCIALISM WORKED, THEN WE'D ALL BE SPEAKING RUSSIAN
OBAMACARE IS JUST THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF SOCIALIST BOONDOGGLES
The term "Boondoggle" may also be used to refer to protracted government or corporate projects involving large numbers of people and usually heavy expenditure, where at some point, the key operators, having realized that the project will never work, are still reluctant to bring this to the attention of their superiors.
UN-FUHREEEEEEKIN-REAL: SYRIA APPOINTED ARAB MEMBER OF THE UNESCO COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The Israeli newspaper Maariv reported yesterday that the UNESCO committee on human rights had accepted Syria as a member:
A short time after UNESCO, the UN's organization for education and science, accepted the Palestinian Authority as a full member despite strong U.S. and Israeli opposition, it is now Syria's turn to receive a present from the organization.
On Wednesday, the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad was chosen to be the Arab representative on the UNESCO committee the deals with issues relating to the implementation of human rights.
WE SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM THE UN AND KICK THEM OUT OF THE USA.
THEN START AN GLOBAL ORGANIZATION OF DEMOCRACIES - ACRONYM: GOOD.
OPERATION CHAOS - PART 2: CAN SOROS AND OBAMA MAKE RON PAUL THE GOP NOMINEE?
In late February 2008, Limbaugh announced "Operation Chaos," a political call to action with the initial plan to have voters of the Republican Party temporarily cross over to vote in the Democratic primary and vote for Hillary Clinton, who at the time was in the midst of losing eleven straight primary contests to Barack Obama. Limbaugh has also cited the open primary process in the early primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, which allowed independent voters to cross over into the Republican primaries to choose John McCain over more conservative candidates (such as Fred Thompson), as an inspiration.
UH-OH: EURO STOX DOWN 3.7% FOR WEEK AS THINGS LOOK AS BAD AS EVER...
The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 3.7 percent this week to 232.17, its lowest close in six weeks, as Italian, Spanish and French bond yields soared, renewing concern that contagion from the debt crisis is infecting more euro members.THE USA IS DOING WELL BY COMPARISON - FOR THE TIME BEING...
MACK LEADS NELSON IN FLA!
Number of hours students study varies by major: THE ATSUTE BLOGGERS SCOOPS INSTAPUNDIT BY A DAY
REGULAR READERS KNOW WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME.
SPREAD THE WORD.
Re-Test Confirms Neutrinos Can Go Faster Than Light: Astute Bloggers Solves The "Faster Than Light" Problem
The team which found that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and confirmed the result.If confirmed by other experiments, the find could undermine one of the basic principles of modern physics.Critics of the first report in September had said that the long bunches of neutrinos (tiny particles) used could introduce an error into the test.The new work used much shorter bunches.It has been posted to the Arxiv repository and submitted to the Journal of High Energy Physics, but has not yet been reviewed by the scientific community.The experiments have been carried out by the Opera collaboration - short for Oscillation Project with Emulsion (T)racking Apparatus.It hinges on sending bunches of neutrinos created at the Cern facility (actually produced as decays within a long bunch of protons produced at Cern) through 730km (454 miles) of rock to a giant detector at the INFN-Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy.The initial series of experiments, comprising 15,000 separate measurements spread out over three years, found that the neutrinos arrived 60 billionths of a second faster than light would have, travelling unimpeded over the same distance.The idea that nothing can exceed the speed of light in a vacuum forms a cornerstone in physics - first laid out by James Clerk Maxwell and later incorporated into Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity.Timing is everything
UH-OH: INTER-BANK LENDING IN EUROPE IS FREEZING-UP AGAIN - JUST LIKE BEFORE THE CRASH...
Fear over European banks' exposure to risky government debt stalked markets and harried bank executives on Friday, as unsecured lending between banks evaporated and the cost of secured loans rose.THIS IS VERY VERY VERY BAD. STAY TUNED...
Dwindling trust between the banks is forcing them to rely more and more heavily on the European Central Bank (ECB) to fund their activities, which in turn is spooking investors concerned about the health of the countries funding the ECB.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
THE WEEKLY "SAVE THE EURO" SHAM: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS SCOOPS WR MEAD AND INSTAPUNDIT BY THREE WEEKS
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Culture War Over Europe’s Money. “The European crisis repeats the same pattern endlessly. Bad news sinks markets, ultimately accelerating into a panicky wave of liquidation. European leaders convene, deliberate and emerge with what they say is a ‘fix.’ Markets leap in joy, until investors gradually read the small print and discover that the fix is a fudge and the core problems remain. Then the bad news starts up again and the markets sink. Repeat. Endlessly. That seems to be Europe’s core strategy for coping with the greatest challenge since World War II. This week we see the cycle at work again.”
TAB THREE WEEKS AGO:
IF IT'S THE WEEKEND THEN IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER BOGUS "PROGRESS ON SAVING EUROZONE!" STORYTHIS WEEK'S VERSION HERE.THE POLITICIANS DO THIS ON PURPOSE: TO PREVENT A MELTDOWN IN THE MARKETS.THEY LEAK OR EVEN ANNOUNCE SEEMINGLY GOOD NEWS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SO THE MARKETS OPEN UP.BY WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY THE TRUTH LEAKS OUT - JUST IN TIME FOR THEM TO SPIN THEIR WAY THROUGH ANOTHER WEEKEND.INCREDIBLY, IT'S WORKED FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW. I HAVE A FEELING IT WON'T WORK MUCH LONGER.
THE WALL STREET INTIFADA WAS A FLOP
WHO STUDIES THE MOST IN COLLEGE?
Grouping students into seven academic disciplines, the study shows wide differences in the number of hours they put into schoolwork outside the classroom. Among students concentrating in engineering, 42 percent say they spend at least 20 hours per week on such study, well ahead of any other group.
They are followed, in descending order, by students studying physical sciences, biological sciences, arts and humanities, education and social sciences.
Business majors ranked last, with 19 percent saying they spend 20 hours or more each week on schoolwork.
As the hours spent studying decline, the hours given to other duties increase.
Business majors spend the most time at paying jobs, averaging 16 hours a week, while engineering students spend the least, 9 hours. Education and business majors also have the heaviest family responsibilities.
AC WON THE BATTLE, BUT WILL DC WIN THE WAR?
MUST SEE TV: RICHIE RICH FOLKS WHO WANT HIGHER TAX RATES DECLINE TO SEND MONEY VOLUNTARILY TO THE TREASURY
HERE'S ANOTHER WAY TO BUG THE CRAP OUT OF THESE PHONIES (SOMETHING I POSTED ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO):
MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008
"CHECK THIS BOX IF YOU WISH TO PAY AT THE HIGHER, DEMOCRAT TAX RATE"
Democrats want rich people to pay higher income tax rates than they do now.
Some rich libs agree - Warren Buffet for instance. And Teddy Jo Kennedy.
And so these rich socialistic libs are campaigning for higher taxes: they want the tax rates on the wealthiest American to return to Clintonian/pre-Dubya levels.
Here's an idea: why not put a new check-box at the bottom of the tax form which would read like this: "Check here if you wish to pay at the higher Clinton tax rate."
Or as Bush said tonight: "Others have said they would personally be happy to pay higher taxes. I welcome their enthusiasm, and I am pleased to report that the IRS accepts both checks and money orders."
NOTHING stops Buffet from writing Uncle Sam a bigger check.
The fact that he hasn't chosen to pay at the old rates proves that he and his comrades are full of s*it.
THE OWS VERSUS THE TEA PARTY AND COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
- IF YOU WERE AN EMPLOYER WITH A JOB OPENING, THEN WHO WOULD YOU HIRE - AN OWS'ER OR A TEA PARTIER?
- IF YOU OWNED A CAMP-GROUND, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER CAMPED THERE - AN OWS'ER OR A TEA PARTIER?
- IF YOU RAN A CONVENTION CENTER, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BOOK FOR A WEEK OF MEETINGS AND A RALLY - THE OWS FOLKS OR TEA PARTIERS?
- IF YOU WERE BANK OFFICER, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER LOAN MONEY TO - AN OWS'ER OR A TEA PARTIER?
- IF YOU WERE A PARENT, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER YOUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER SPEND A WEEKEND WITH, OWS'ERS OR TEA PARTIERS?
I CAN SEE WHY OBAMA STANDS WITH THE OWS:THEY ARE HIS KINDRED SPIRITS:POSTMODERN LEFTISTS COMMITTED TO TRANSFORMING AMERICA INTO A SOCIALIST COUNTRY.
THE ALLEGED ASSASSIN AND OBAMA'S RUTHLESS APPEAL TO CLASS WARFARE: IF YOU SOW THE WIND, THEN YOU WILL REAP THE WHIRLWIND
AND NOW, THE SAME FOLKS ARE IGNORING THE ANTI-SEMITIC AND VIOLENT OWS MOVEMENT - A MOVEMENT WHICH THEY INCITED AND CONTINUE TO TRY TO EXPLOIT.
WHAT'S THE RESULT?
THE WILDFIRE - OR PRAIRIE FIRE - THEY HAVE STOKED IS BEGINNING TO GET OUT-OF-CONTROL. AND ONE OF THE OWS TYPES ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO ASSASSINATE OBAMA.
HOSEA:For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: the stalk has no bud: it shall yield no meal: if so be it does yield, the aliens shall swallow it up.He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.The LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."Isaiah 41:16You will toss them into the air, and the wind will blow them all away; a whirlwind will scatter them. Then you will rejoice in the LORD. You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Satellite Photos Reveal Ancient Saharan Lost Empire
New satellite images [at link] have revealed more than a hundred ancient fortified settlements still standing in the Sahara. The settlements, located in what today is southern Libya, were built by the Garamantes, a people who ruled much of the area for nearly a thousand years until their empire fragmented around 700 AD.It was around that point in time that northern Africa ceased being civilized.
Colombian Marxists plotted to sell uranium to Venezuela for 'distant friends'
Colombian Marxist rebels plotted to sell uranium to Venezuela in the belief that they would pass it on to “friends from distant lands”, according to leaked emails.
From here.The emails were recovered from the computer of Raul Reyes, a former commander with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) who was killed by the country’s army shortly after they were sent in 2008.The following year a secret Israeli government report expressed concerns about intelligence suggesting Venezuela supplied Iran with uranium for its nuclear program.Venezuela is one of the countries currently opposing tougher action against Iran following new evidence that Tehran’s nuclear activities include clandestine efforts to build a bomb.According to El Nacional, a Venezuelan opposition newspaper, Reyes received an email in February 2008 from fellow Farc commander Edgar Tovar, saying he knew a man in Bogota with 50 kilos of uranium who wanted to sell it at $2.5m per kilo.In a message to Ivan Marquez, another senior Farc figure, sent the same month, Reyes wrote: “It occurs to me that 'Angel' might have an interest in this product for their friends from distant lands. I hope to discuss this topic with the man."According to analysis of messages on Reyes’s computer by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, ‘Angel’ is a pseudonym for Venezuela and the man Reyes hoped to speak to would have been a senior member of the Venezuelan government.
But Reyes was killed on March 1 2008 and it is unclear whether or not the Venezuelan government had been contacted about the plan.Three weeks later Colombia’s government announced it had seized 30 kilos of uranium in a rural area south of Bogota, in what was described as the first capture of radioactive material linked to Farc.In July this year David Velasquez Caraballo, Venezuela’s Ambassador to Tehran, denied that his country is a “producer or seller of uranium” or had ever discussed supplying it to Iran.Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, a radical left-winger and long-time ally of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, warned earlier this week that rising global tensions over Tehran could lead to nuclear war.“At this moment, there is a threat of nuclear war in the Middle East, now really, at this time who is to blame?” he said. “The government of the United States and its allies, among them Israel, that has many atomic bombs.“It’s worthwhile for the world to reflect on where it is going. A nuclear war could be the last in this world, it could be the end of the world.”
DEBUNKING THE WALT-MEARSHIMER ANTI-ISRAEL LIBEL
Mark Langfan, the American-Israel Security 3D-Map topographer, and this year's co-recipient of the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award at the upcoming Zionist Organization of America dinner along with his father William, has offered concrete evidence which conclusively debunks the litany of falsehoods and distortions found in the book "Israel Lobby" written by Professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer.Read the rest, plus this item and this one from Langfan's own site which present his case, and also the following letter he sent to Walt calling on him to publicly retract his falsehoods. But don't expect Walt and Mearshimer to ever apologize for their evil deeds. For now, it helps to rebut the lies they've told and make clear just how bad an example they've set with their anti-Israel propaganda.
The book, originally published in 2006, asserts that "Israel is no longer a vital military strategic ally of the United States."
Using basic and clear multi-colored graphic maps of the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, Langfan has presented his findings to members of the US Congress and Senate.
If Israel were to be destroyed, he says, the Middle East would be rapidly engulfed by an Islamist Caliphatic "tsunami" which could conceivably immobilize Saudi Arabia, Cyprus and Greece; resulting in an exponential spike in oil prices to $300 a barrel.
UH-OH: SPAIN'S BONDS RISE TO 6.97%
Spain's borrowing costs have risen at its latest bond auction, as Spaniards prepare to vote for a new government to tackle its financial crisis.
On money borrowed today, payable in 10 years, Spain has to pay an interest rate of 6.975%, the highest since 1997.
NOTICE AT MOZILLA/FIREFOX
The internet we know and love is at risk. Help save it.Read the rest HERE.
Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could profoundly affect the future of the internet. It's called the Stop Online Piracy Act.
The fact is that this legislation as written won't stop piracy. But it would pose a serious threat to social media and user generated content sites (like YouTube) across the internet. It could also undermine some of the core technical systems underlying the internet, creating new cybersecurity risks.
As a non-profit committed to keeping the web open and accessible to all, Mozilla wants to ensure that this legislation does not jeopardize the foundational structure of the Internet.
So we've done two things so far...
Every tyrant or wannabe tyrant must silence voices to stay in power.
A PALINDROMIC TICKET?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
USAF GETS ITS FIRST DELIVERY OF 15 TON BUNKER-BUSTING BOMBS
Boeing delivers first batch of 30,000-pound bombs to Air Force
The Massive Ordnance Penetrator — the Air Force has ordered 20 from Boeing — is nearly five tons heavier than any other bomb in the military's arsenal and is made to pulverize underground targets.
... At a total cost of about $314 million, the military has developed and ordered 20 of the GPS-guided bombs, called Massive Ordnance Penetrators. They are designed to be dropped on targets by the Boeing-made B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber or Northrop Grumman Corp.'s B-2 stealth bomber.I HOPE WE DROP THEM ON IRAN SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.
... In an age of new emphasis on drones and lightweight weaponry, the Air Force's purchase highlights the Pentagon's ongoing need for defense contractors to build the kinds of big bombs and other heavy-duty ordnance they have produced for decades.
Packed with more than 5,300 pounds of explosives and more than 20 feet long, the giant bunker-busting bombs were tested at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the site of the first atomic bomb test during World War II.
NYTIMES COMPARES OBAMA TO A 7 YEAR OLD GIRL
THE NYTIMES IS WRONG....[OBAMA IS] a president who likes to talk about being the “adult in the room” with Congressional Democrats and Republicans so frequently employs delaying tactics that look remarkably like the ones employed by my 7-year-old at bedtime.... [PERHAPS] the president is tied up in the knots of indecision because he lacks the passion that motivates decision-making and distrusts or fears precisely the emotions that allow us to choose between one course of action or another.
- HE PROMISED HE WOULD TAKE FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCING - ND THEN RAISED $1BILLION AND BROKE HIS PROMISE.
- HE VOTED AGAINST RAISING THE DEBT CEILING AS A US SENATOR, THEN ATTACKED REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED AGAINST RAISING IT WHEN HE AS PRESIDENT.
- HIS LACK OF PRINCIPLES IS WHY HE DITHERED WHEN THE IRANIANS TOOK TO THE STREETS.
- WHY HE DITHERED WHEN PETRAEUS WANTED TO SURGE TROOPS INTO AFGHANISTAN.
- HE DITHERED ON THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE.
- IT'S WHY HE PROMISED TO CLOSE GITMO AND HASN'T.
- WHY HE WAS GOING TO MOVE THE KSM TRIAL TO NYC, BUT DIDN'T.
- WHY HE PROMISED THE ALLOW THE PUBLIC SEE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE NEGOTIATIONS ON C-SPAN, BUT THEN DIDN'T.
- WHY HE PROMISED TO ALLOW ALL BILLS TO BE PUBLIC 5 DAYS BEFORE BEING SIGNED, BUT THEN SIGNED THEM RIGHT AWAY.
- WHY HE BROKE THE CONTRACT HE SIGNED WITH THE LITERARY AGENT WHO PLUCKED HIM OUT OF HARVARD LAW TO WRITE THE MEMOIR THAT PUT HIM ON THE MAP.
- WHY HE CAN THROW SO MANY PEOPLE UNDER THE BUS - WRIGHT, HIS GRANDMOTHER, VAN JONES, ET AL.
MON DIEU, IS FRANCE NEXT!??!
The tax whose name cannot be spoken
MUST SEE VIDEO: NEWT: WOW!
AS OBAMA DISSES BIBI AND ISRAEL, CANADA FORGES CLOSER MILITARY TIES
As anxiety over Iran grows, Canada forges stronger defence ties with Israel
Canada and Israel are about to complete a number of defence co-operation agreements that will significantly tighten military bonds between the two countries as tensions grow over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
And Defence Minister Peter MacKay refused Wednesday to rule out a mutual-defence agreement that would oblige Canada to come to Israel's defence should the latter be attacked.
Appearing together at a media conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, MacKay and his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak said they anticipate negotiations will be completed by the end of the year.
"Israel needs strong, reliable partners, which Canada is certainly one," MacKay said. "I would argue they could not find a more supportive country on the planet."
The ministers said the agreements will cover a range of areas, including intelligence sharing, joint research and development, and military exchange programs.
"The steps that we're taking today are in fact bringing our countries closer together," MacKay said, "and they are also allowing us to further build on a strong foundation of co-operation that will build tangible results, not just to our two militaries, but to Canada and Israel more broadly."
RFK JR GOT $1.4 BILLION FROM BHO JR
MANY LIBERALS STILL IGNORANT OF SOLYNDRA, SIGA, FAST & FURIOUS, AND THAT HAWAII IS IN ASIA (ACCORDING TO THE SMARTEST MAN EVER TO BE PRESIDENT)
A BILL TO PREVENT ABUSIVE LEFTIST SUITS
A new proposal by Likud MKs Danny Danon and Yariv Levin promises to put an end to the uniquely Israeli phenomenon of “do-gooding” groups taking it upon themselves to represent in petitions before the High Court individuals or groups that in their judgment have been damaged. The phenomenon is often associated with leftist groups representing Arabs seeking to dislodge Jews from property and homes; the Arabs are generally not a party to the petition, but the court, when asked to, often takes these cases on and, more often than not, rules in favor of the Arabs – without their having even signed an agreement to allow the groups to represent them.Unless those who the leftists supposedly represent are part of this, they cannot be allowed to just go ahead and file a suit.
According to the new law, groups would be allowed to file petitions on the part of complainants only if they attach their names to the petition. In addition, the law will require that only Israeli groups be allowed to file petitions – as opposed to the current situation, where groups from the PA and abroad file petition on all manner of issues on behalf of individuals whom the groups claim have had their rights violated – often without permission or even the knowledge of the people whose rights they claim to be fighting for. In addition, the group filing the petition will be required to release the sources of its income and who its main donors over the last three years were.
“The left uses the High Court to advance its political agenda, and this bring dishonor on the court,” Danon said. Groups like Peace Now, he said, file High Court petitions at the drop of a hat and damage the image and effectiveness of the Court.
UH-OH: CHINA IS THE NEXT GREECE
China’s economy has a reputation for being strong and prosperous, but according to a well-known Chinese television personality the country’s Gross Domestic Product is going in reverse.
Larry Lang, chair professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in a lecture that he didn’t think was being recorded that the Chinese regime is in a serious economic crisis—on the brink of bankruptcy.In his memorable formulation: every province in China is Greece.... Lang’s assessment that the regime is bankrupt was based on five conjectures.
Firstly, that the regime’s debt sits at about 36 trillion yuan (US$5.68 trillion). This calculation is arrived at by adding up Chinese local government debt (between 16 trillion and 19.5 trillion yuan, or US$2.5 trillion and US$3 trillion), and the debt owed by state-owned enterprises (another 16 trillion, he said). But with interest of two trillion per year, he thinks things will unravel quickly.Secondly, that the regime’s officially published inflation rate of 6.2 percent is fabricated. The real inflation rate is 16 percent, according to Lang.Thirdly, that there is serious excess capacity in the economy, and that private consumption is only 30 percent of economic activity. Lang said that beginning this July, the Purchasing Managers Index, a measure of the manufacturing industry, plunged to a new low of 50.7. This is an indication, in his view, that China’s economy is in recession.Fourthly, that the regime’s officially published GDP of 9 percent is also fabricated. According to Lang’s data, China’s GDP has decreased 10 percent. He said that the bloated figures come from the dramatic increase in infrastructure construction, including real estate development, railways, and highways each year (accounting for up to 70 percent of GDP in 2010).Fifthly, that taxes are too high. Last year, the taxes on Chinese businesses (including direct and indirect taxes) were at 70 percent of earnings. The individual tax rate sits at 81.6 percent, Lang said.....
LONDON (AP) -- Europe appears headed for a recession — if it isn't in one already.
Economic growth has all but stopped in Europe, statistics showed Tuesday. The stall comes just when Italy, Greece and other nations need growth to help them wriggle out of the chokehold of debt.
The European Union economy grew a paltry 0.2 percent in July, August and September compared with the three months before, the EU statistics agency said. That is the same growth rate as the previous quarter, and far slower than the 0.7 percent before that.
And the picture is probably even worse. The statistics did not include Italy and Greece, the two countries in the most debt trouble. And their debt crisis only got worse in October, the month after this snapshot was taken.
Besides lowering standards of living and hurting the job market in Europe, a recession would be bad news for the U.S., which sells 20 percent of its exports to Europe, and for Asia.
THE CRISIS IS CAUSED BY EUROPE'S SOVEREIGN DEBT CRISIS AND THE DEBT WAS NOT CAUSED BY BUSH TAX CUTS OR "UNFUNDED WARS".
THE DEBT CRISIS WAS CAUSED BY SOCIALIST PROGRAMS. AND RIDICULOUS CO2PHOBIC POLICIES THAT HAVE DRIVEN UP THE PRICE OF ENERGY.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
US Postal Service Loses ANOTHER $5.1 BILLION
COINCIDENCE?: IDF REPRISAL ATTACK ON GAZA WOUNDS FRENCH CONSUL
France's consul to the Gaza Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter were wounded during an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, French foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said.I AM SURE THE IAF DIDN'T TARGET THEM BECAUSE OF SARKOZY'S ATTACK ON BIBI.
Majdi Shakoura, 44, told the AFP on Monday that he and his daughter suffered cuts from glass and that his wife had sustained a miscarriage when the aircraft targeted a nearby Hamas base.
Valero told reporters the three were hit by shrapnel at their residence in Gaza, whichwas located 200 meters from the site of an Israeli missile attack, he added.
UH-OH: ITALY BOND YIELD BACK OVER 7%
Italy's cost of borrowing has risen again to the 7% danger level, putting the new PM Mario Monti under pressure as he tries to form a government.
The Italian bond yield reached 7.039%, indicating continuing market nervousness about the country's debts.
SUPPORT THE PROPOSED "National OSS Museum of American Intelligence and Special Operations"
If built as proposed, the National OSS Museum of American Intelligence and Special Operations would celebrate the historic accomplishments of the OSS, the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Special Operations Forces, and the intelligence community.It would educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom.It would link the past to the present by telling America’s greatest untold story.
Monday, November 14, 2011
IT'S OFFICIAL: THE RECOVERY IS JOBLESS
WHAT THE OWS REALLY PROVED:
- PEOPLE CAN SAY AND DO AND THINK SOME REALLY STUPID CRAP.
- IN A SHORT TIME, PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO ANYTHING USEFUL AND HAVE A CRAPPY WORK ETHIC CREATE REALLY DISGUSTING PLACES TO LIVE - EVEN FOR JUST A SHORT TIME.
- LIKE ALL SOCIALISTS, THESE PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO CREATE A UTOPIA, BUT THEY ACTUALLY CREATED DYSFUNCTIONAL DYSTOPIAN COMMUNITIES MIRED IN ANARCHY, SUBJECT TO VIOLENCE, FAMINE, PESTILENCE AND DEATH.
JEFFREY SACHS EMBODIES THE SCLEROTIC MORONIC LEFTIST ACADEMY
"The young people in Zuccotti Park and more than 1,000 cities have started America on a path to renewal.... A new generation of leaders is just getting started. The new progressive age has begun."
Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Sachs is also President and Co-Founder ofMillennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty.
Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation. For more than 20 years Professor Sachs has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as Director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.
He is internationally renowned for his work as economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa, and his work with international agencies on problems of poverty reduction, debt cancellation for the poorest countries, and disease control. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Sachs has been an advisor to the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Development Program, among other international agencies. During 2000-2001, he was Chairman of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization, and from September 1999 through March 2000 he served as a member of the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission established by the U.S. Congress.
Professor Sachs was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world byTime Magazine in 2004 and 2005, and the World Affairs Council of America identified him as one of the 500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy. In February 2002 Nature Magazine stated that Sachs "has revitalized public health thinking since he brought his financial mind to it." In 1993 he was cited in The New York Times Magazine as "probably the most important economist in the world" and called in Time Magazine’s 1994 issue on 50 promising young leaders "the world's best-known economist." In 1997, the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur cited Professor Sachs as one of the world's 50 most important leaders on globalization. His syndicated newspaper column appears in more than 50 countries around the world, and he is a frequent contributor to major publications such as the Financial Times of London, Scientific American and Time magazine.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
FAT SLOB MICHAEL MOORE: A MILLIONAIRE, RACIST - WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO USE UNION LABOR
IS AN ATTACK ON IRAN IMMINENT? KUWAIT IS READY...
- WILL THE IMPENDING PREEMPTIVE STRIKE ON ORAN'S NUKE ASSETS BE GREETED THE WAY THE DESTRUCTION OF SADDAM'S NUKE ASSET WAS GREETED, AND THE WAY THE DESTRUCTION OF ASSAD'S NUKE ASSET WAS GREETED?
- OR WILL THERE BE A MAJOR RETALIATION?
- AND IF THERE IS A MAJOR RETALIATION, WILL IT BE CENTERED IN THE MIDDLE EAST, OR SOUTH CENTRAL ASIA OR IN EUROPE AND THE USA?
LEGACY MEDIA NEGLECTING TO REPORT YET ANOTHER CASE OF OBAMA MACHINE CORRUPTION
A story first broken by David Willman
at the Los Angeles Times on Friday [LINK ADDED]
(the story is currently dated November 13,
but the first comment appeared
late Friday evening Pacific Time)
is going almost nowhere
in the rest of the establishment press.
I wonder why?
UH-OH: Eurozone bail-out fund had to buy much of its own first offering
The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) last week announced it had successfully sold a €3bn 10-year bond in support of Ireland.
However, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that target was only met after the EFSF resorted to buying up several hundred million euros worth of the bonds.
Sources said the EFSF had spent more than € 100m buying up its own bonds to help it achieve its funding target after the banks leading the deal were only able to find about €2.7bn of outside demand for the debt.
The revelation will be seen as a major failure and a worrying sign of future buyers strike after EFSF officials and their bankers had spent recent weeks travelling the world attempting to persuade key investors, including China's national wealth fund and Japanese government funds, to buy its bonds.
RESTORING UPWARD MOBILITY AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
- THE RIGHT WANTS TO RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM BY GETTING THE ECONOMY TO GROW AT A MUCH BETTER RATE, AND BY REDUCING REGULATIONS, TAXES, AND THE COST OF ENERGY.
- THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO REDISTRIBUTE WHAT WE HAVE CHIEFLY BY TAKING MORE AWAY FROM THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AND TRANSFERRING THEIR WEALTH TO THE GOVERNMENT - AND REDISTRIBUTING THE CRUMBS TO THEIR MACHINE'S FACTIONS. LIKE THE SEIU, THE AFL-CIO, THE SOLYNDRA/SIGA'S AND THE NEA.
EMAILS PROVE KAGAN MUST RECUSE HERSELF FROM ALL OBAMACARE CASES
According to 28 USC 455, a Supreme Court justice must recuse from “any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” The law also says a justice must recuse anytime he has “expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy” while he “served in governmental employment.”
JEFFREY SACHS ATTACKS REAGAN AND COOLIDGE AND LAUDS THE OWS
KRISTOF WANTS TO CLOSE ALL THE BROTHELS IN SE ASIA...
WTF IS THE FIRST LADY SAYING TO MEDVEDEV!?
Hijabs, mosques and malls: Michigan's Muslim community to star in new TLC reality show
More pro-mozlem propaganda to shove down American's throats: if the government was a mother they would be in jail for child abuse!!
Mozlems are NOT like normal Americans, they follow the koran, which tells them not to befriend Christians and Jews and think it is just fine and dandy to have sex with six year old children. Would the man kissing his new son, be so gentle if that was a girl??
Families on reality television often seem anything but real – think Kardashians, Simmons or any 'real housewife.'
Yet the featured characters in the new All-American Muslim revel in their ordinariness. In fact, it's the whole point of the series: to demystify a community foreign to many fellow Americans.
Debuting this Sunday on TLC, All-American Muslim features five families from Dearborn, Mich., a city near Detroit with one of the highest concentrations of Arab descendants in the country.More here.
Before the big game: The new show focuses on Fordson High School, which is 95 per cent MuslimAll of the main characters were born and raised in the U.S., and their daily dramas are the stuff of scrapbooks everywhere: getting married, having a baby, opening a new business.
'People need to learn our stories,' said Nawal Aoude, a pediatric respiratory therapist. 'People need to learn who we are. The only time people see Muslims in the media, they are cast in a negative light.'
Aoude is pregnant in the first episode of the eight-episode series, which was filmed over the summer. Her husband, Nader, is depicted showing the support and carefully hidden exasperation that fathers-to-be everywhere can appreciate.