miércoles, 30 de junio de 2010

Lawmaker sees panel voting to end Cuba travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel is poised to take the first step toward ending a decades-old U.S. ban on travel to Cuba and removing other hurdles to food sales to the Caribbean island...


Jimmy Carter Celebrates His New Legacy

An emotional Jimmy Carter chokes back tears as he realizes that his legacy of being America's worst president is being eclipsed by Barack Obama.


Clinton friend was spys target Ben Smith POLITICOcom

A leading Democratic fundraiser and close political ally of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was been a target of the alleged ring of Russian spies arrested yesterday by federal authorities.


FannieFreddie Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers 1 Trillion

For American taxpayers, now on the hook for some $145 billion in housing losses connected to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, that amount could be just the tip of the iceberg.


Putin says US police out of control in spy case

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow angrily rejected U.S. accusations Tuesday that Washington had cracked an undercover Russian spy ring, and said the Cold War-style cloak and dagger saga seemed timed to wreck a recent thaw in relations.


martes, 29 de junio de 2010

Holding the Troops Hostage to Unions

A $33 billion war supplemental to fund ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is being held up by House Democrats who want to attach $10 billion for bankrupt states like New York and California that refuse to cut unsustainable education funding in these troubled economic times.


Dont Celebrate Yet Second Amendment Not Out of the Woods

The US Supreme Court affirmed today that Second Amendment protection of the right to keep and bear arms extends to state laws as well as federal.

But with the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, some caution that the Second Amendment isnt out of the woods yet.


WH Botched Job On BP Spill Incompetence or Sinister Politic

Something is smelling fishy in the Gulf.

How is it possible to fail so miserably at containing and cleaning up the spill? The Trifecta gang are beginning to wonder if it's more than mere incompetence preventing the Obama Administration from taking the BP spill bull by the horns.


Avertible catastrophe

Some are attuned to the possibility of looming catastrophe and know how to head it off.

Others are unprepared for risk and even unable to get their priorities straight when risk turns to reality

http://www.financialpost.com/Avertible catastrophe/3203808/story.html

Ten arrested in US on charges of spying for Russia

Ten people have been arrested in the US for allegedly spying for the Russian government, US officials say.


lunes, 28 de junio de 2010

G20 protests plagued by violence vandalism

Police fired tear gas outside a prisoner processing center Sunday in Toronto where groups of people gathered to protest the arrest of G-20 demonstrators, a security spokeswoman said.


WaPos Dextrosphere Reporter Has Highly Nuanced Take On Cons

Weigel has spent the last few months working as an observer of the conservative movement for the Washington Post, whose readers must wonder about the identity of the vast Tea Party crowds occasionally blocking their view of the IRS building. As it turns out, Weigel really hates the people hes been covering, and sees himself precisely the way cons


Obama Faces Last Chance on Afghanistan

Questions about the overall leadership of the U.S. effort come at a critical moment for Mr.

Obama's Afghanistan strategy six months into what he said would be an 18-month-long surge, and as the CIA director said fighting there is "harder" than expected.


domingo, 27 de junio de 2010

House Democrats Mulling Standalone Jobs Bill After Senate Fa

The demise of Democrats' jobs-agenda legislation means unemployment benefits will phase out for more than 200,000 people a week.

Governors who had counted on fresh federal aid will now have to consider more budget cuts, tax increases and layoffs of state workers. The House may try to revive the long-stalled jobless aid bill next week as a standalo


When Capitalism Meets Cannabis

Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000, but a recent bill could force amateurs out of the business.

One of the odder experiments in the recent history of American capitalism is unfolding here in the Rockies: the countrys first attempt at fully regulating, licensing and taxing a for-profit marijuana trade.


Fox affiliate wont apologize for reporters slamming Palin

A Fox affiliate television station is refusing to apologize for accidentally broadcasting a room full of reporters offering very frank assessments of a speech by former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. -=W/ VIDEO=-


New Rules May Affect Every Corner of JPMorgan

In ways subtle and profound, new financial rules could change the way business will be done for years to come at big banks like JPMorgan.


Guantanamo And Presidential Priorities

Now that it's acknowledged the camp will not be closed even by 2013, the White House's modus operandi becomes clear.


sábado, 26 de junio de 2010

obama is refusing to listen to reason on economic policy

obama could learn from the old-fashioned German habit of saving money before spending it, argues Jeremy Warner.


The Rachel Maddow Show Moratorium judge invested in BP

The latest information that we have available shows that Judge Feldman holds investments in several funds run by Blackrock, which holds a billion shares of BP.

Blackrock is BP's largest single shareholder.


Toronto on lockdown for G20 summit

I find it disturbing that a major city being put on lockdown in order to accommodate the international elite and suppress the underclass has become standard � and acceptable � procedure.


Its Time America Had a FAT President

"... if you want New Frontiers and crusades for democracy, then vote for the skinny striver.

If you'd prefer someone who leaves well enough alone � who's content to preside over peace and prosperity � pick the porker."


How To Use Photos To Sell More Online

This article pulls together principles from psychology, marketing, UX design and photographic theory.

It provides a set of principles to follow when commissioning and editing photography and when planning and designing profitable e-commerce user experiences.


viernes, 25 de junio de 2010

Wash Post Staffer Matt Drudge Should Sey Himself on Fire

WaPo's Weigel Lets Loose With Scathing E-mails on Liberal Listserv...
says he "happy to comment" to FishbowlDC but it seems he's tied up on the phone.

Will bring you his remarks as soon as he provides them.


DOW Crash was due to Bad Programming Virus or Manipulation

Analysis of the "Flash Crash" on 5/6/2010 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_6,_2010_flash_crash )


Greece puts its islands up for sale to save economy

Desperate attempt to repay debts also driven by inability to find funds to develop infrastructure on islands


N Korea Seeks 75 Trillion In Compensation From The USA

Cash-strapped North Korea has demanded the United States pay almost $US65 trillion ($75 trillion) in compensation for six decades of hostility.



EDITORIAL Dont sing the blues for BP amid summer doom

Amid the gloom and doom of this Summer of Oil, amid all the accusations and acrimony, weve noticed that some folks on the Emerald Coast are pausing to say kind words about those fighting the oil spill.

The kind words arent for the president, of course; in Northwest Florida he is almost universally loathed. Nor are they for the unified command�


jueves, 24 de junio de 2010

Obama Relieves McChrystal of Command

President Obama removed Gen.

Stanley A. McChrystal from his position as the top commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday and tapped Gen. David H. Petraeus to lead the war effort there, a White House official said.


Analysis Switch to Petraeus betrays Afghan policy crisis

President Barack Obama's decision to fire Gen.

Stanley A. McChrystal as commander in Afghanistan and replace him with Gen. David Petraeus ... obviously reflects a desire by Obama to find a way out of a deepening policy crisis in Afghanistan.


ObamaCare Three Months of Broken Promises

Today, House Minority Leader John Boehners office published a thorough analysis of the Three Months of Broken Promises� brought on by this abomination, and in doing so, he has done an excellent job in publicizing the lies and broken health care promises of the Obama administration.


Dem caught bill wont help minorities or defective people

Dem: "We're giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people -- and they're not minorities and they're not defective and they're not all the things you'd like to insinuate that these programs are about -- these are average, good American people.�


Students Sue Over Removal of American Flag Tshirts

The four California high school students who were forced to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Morgan Hill Unified School District.


miércoles, 23 de junio de 2010

Dear ATT Why Are All Your Representatives Powerless

No matter how kind and understanding some customer service representatives can be about whatever issues you bring to them, in the end their companies limit what they may do to help.

A reader's troubles reminded us of just that.


Big Brother Is Watching You And He Has Ice Cream

Unilever has set up a vending machine that lets anyone who walks by score some free ice cream.

The price? Just smile for the machine's facial recognition software, which will determine your age, gender and emotion.


YouTube RNC Jobs Attack Boomerangs on Sharron Angle

As Republicans root for bad economic news to level political cheap shots, RNC Chairman Michael Steele praised US Senate candidate for her focus on job creation.

Unfortunately, Steele hasn't seen clips of Angle's stance on fighting for NV jobs.


30 Intl Offers Of Oil Spill Support Obama Has Thrown away

Nothing brings people together like a disaster, right?

America has turned down help from around 30 countries and international organizations. Obama has dismissed miracle cures from Croatia, barges from Sweden, and containment boom from various obscure allies, according to the State Department. Belgium? Denied! Israel? Denied! Qatar? Denied!


A Judge With Special Interests


District Judge Martin Feldman overturned President Obamas six month moratorium on offshore drilling today. Oddly, on June 17th of this year in another unrelated case, Judge Feldman had this to say: Dont you think people have gotten weary of public officials who dont live and act the way citizens expect them to act? Dont you think.....


martes, 22 de junio de 2010

South Africa From apartheid to the World Cup

The World Cup finally came to an old continent and the country chosen by FIFA � the governing body that runs the football league in the world � was South Africa. For many people may go unnoticed, for some, an event of this magnitude done in the country is very much important.


China eases controls on yuan ahead of G20 meeting AsiaPac

China's yuan hit a five-year peak on Monday after Beijing suddenly relaxed controls ahead of this weekend's G20 summit, sparking stock gains around the world and questions about just how far China's new currency flexibility would go.


Simpsons Social Security Video Rant Why Its Important

Alan Simpson is one of two chairs of a bipartisan commission created by President Obama to study the Federal deficit.

His comments reveal some very important things about his biases, his tendency to distort and mislead, and his ideological extremism. These traits are likely to taint the Commission's work, which has great implications for the future


Drilling disaster is a corporate crime

The BP catastrophe should be a wake-up call for Americans to be concerned citizens rather than just corporate consumers.

As American revolutionary patriot Tom Paine wrote in 1796, "I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it."


A Path To Financial Freedom Personal Finance Blogger Picks

So whats your personal financial journey like? Are you attending college and planning to get a job after you graduate? Or do you have a 9 to 5 job but secretly wish you can start your own business someday?


lunes, 21 de junio de 2010

Now He Tells Us

>...Souter served on the Court for 19 years. Only now, one year after his resignation, has he spoken out on his judicial philosophy. Many of the ninety senators who voted to confirm him in 1990 might have appreciated 20 years advance notice of his speech....>>


Do we need a White House literacy program

This isnt the first time weve had to ask this question, but this may be a more embarrassing example of the problem. My friend Scott Johnson at Power Line notes a multitude of formatting and spelling errors in an official release on the White House web site.....>>


Joe Bartons Kernel of Truth

CNN has an interview with the lawyer for victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil disaster, and it provides a nice counterpoint to Brookss sympathy for poor, misunderstood Joe Barton.

The lawyer, Brian ONeill, says he doesnt expect his clients to receive the remainder of the payments due them until the end of this year. He says Exxon treated the


AlQaida thug sets peace conditions with US Obama reaction

Al-Qaida's American-born spokesman has repeated the terror group's conditions for peace with America, calling on President Barack Obama to withdraw his troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, end support for Israel, stop intervening in the affairs of Muslims and free Muslim prisoners.

Obama's reaction is still unknown. But hmm, might not sound bad to him


Hey 911 Truthers Is this a conspiracy too

The Delft University of Technology, Architecture School collapsed in a pancake reaction to a fire.

Let me repeat that .... the School Of Architecture. I'm highly doubtful they built a deficient building for themselves. Steel frame high rise building collapses and is utterly destroyed by a fire begun by a shorted out coffee pot.....>>


domingo, 20 de junio de 2010

Illegal Obama fights for your right to fair pay No shit

Here it is in plain English. Kind of. Hilda Solis' commercial. Undocumented? You have a right to fair pay! Hint hint: "undocumented" means illegal...really, it does!

Just vote Democrat! Wink!


Europe to urge exit from stimulus schemes at G20

Europe will push for a swift exit from fiscal stimulus programs and a focus on budget consolidation at the G20 meeting next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday. Merkel's stance contrasted with that of U.S.

President Barack Obama, who this week urged EU countries to continue borrow and spend.


I helped patients die says doctor cleared of murder

A doctor cleared of murdering three patients has admitted helping dozens of people in his care to die.


Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention.


Election 2010 Texas Governor Perry Under 50

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Texas now finds Perry with 48% of the vote, while Democratic challenger Bill White picks up 40% support.

Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.


sábado, 19 de junio de 2010

Nonprofit Advocate Carves Out Unusual ForProfit Niche

Richard B.

Berman has helped found six nonprofit groups that critics say are merely moneymakers for his firm.


Jail break plan turns sour

A cunning plan to spring a killer from a jail on England's Isle of Wight by helicopter was foiled by prison guards and police when prison staff spotted the bizarre phrase "more heat, less light" in a document.


Al Franken Takes On The Supreme Court


Al Franken (D-MN) says the Roberts court is taking away the rights of working people, one 5-4 decision at a time.


EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS Official Police Files On Van Der Sloot

Even before Joran van der Sloot's confession, Peruvian police were convinced he was guilty of the brutal murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, the official police case file reveals.


Republican Backpedals From Apology to BP

Republican leaders threatened the lawmaker, Representative Joe L.

Barton of Texas, with the loss of his seat on the House energy committee.


viernes, 18 de junio de 2010

Fck Michele Bachmann fliers not a hit with her staff

A Twin Cities rapper takes politics into his own hands with bold fliers and passes them around town.

Bachmann's staff is not pleased.


Confirmed Criterion Capital Partners Acquires Bebo From AOL

The rumors are true: hedge fund Criterion Capital Partners is indeed the buyer of Bebo.

As we reported yesterday, AOL is offloading the social networking service for less than $10 million (other media are reporting a purchase price of around $2.5 million).
To remind you: AOL paid $850 million for Bebo back in 2008. Ouch indeed.


Raising a Child can be so Expensive

According to a recent government report, raising a child to the age or 17 costs an average of over $220 thousand.

How can you make sure you are making the best use of your financial resources?


Death row inmate executed by firing squad

Convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad early Friday, the Utah Department of Corrections said.


Sound Strike Rage Kanye others refuse to perform in Ariz

Vocalist Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine is leading a growing cadre of musicians to boycott performances in Arizona as a result of the state's controversial immigration crackdown.

The list so far includes Kanye West, Massive Attack, Joe Satriani, Cypress Hill, Sonic Youth and many others.


jueves, 17 de junio de 2010

Cop Punches 17YearOld Girl in Head at Jaywalking Stop

If you're a police officer, how do you handle an angry confrontation with a 17-year-old girl who you've stopped for jaywalking? One thing you maybe shouldn't do is punch her in the head.

Which is what one Seattle cop did.

http://gawker.com/5564653/cop-punches-17 year old-girl-in-head-at-jaywalking-stop

Western nations slam Iran over human rights record

Western nations rebuked Iran for its human rights record after overcoming an attempt by Iran to block the statement from being read aloud in the Human Rights Council.

The nations expressed concern over a "lack of progress in the protection of human rights in Iran," especially since the widespread arrests and bloody crackdowns this year.


Apple iPhone Preorder Meltdown

AT&T's website, unable to handle the demand for Apple's new iPhone, had difficulty processing orders and in certain instances appeared to reveal subscribers' personal information to strangers.


Usurpation The Weapon By Which Freedom is Destroyed

Whenever the people who make up the federal government, either as individuals, as departments or as branches, exercise power not expressly delegated to them as specified in the Constitution, they are usurping the authority of either the states or the people.


The NRA to become the Only Ones with free speech rights

With the NRA's deal with House Democrats, exempting it from what the NRA itself described as "byzantine disclosure requirements" that have "the effect of intimidating speech," they've expressed their tacit approval of imposing such oppressive restrictions on everyone else.

And they have the audacity to portray themselves as "defenders of liberty."


miércoles, 16 de junio de 2010

Revealed BPs Alaska Oil Field a Ticking Time Bomb

Nearly 5,000 miles from the oil-spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and its culture of cost-cutting are contributing to another environmental mess.

According to internal BP documents obtained by Truthout, and after interviewing more than a dozen employees over the past month, the Prudhoe Bay oil field is at risk.


No major oil company could have stopped Gulf oil gusher

Oil multinationals Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell had virtually the same inadequate response plans as BP in the event of a blowout or spill at an offshore rig - including the phone number of a long-dead marine scientist and how to protect walruses (not found in the gulf).

Instead, they were far more concerned with managing the PR damage.


Project Reason and VaticanJustice

Recently, I came across an article on the Project Reason website by Sam Harris that just made my hair stand on end.

I have to say that the more I discover, the more shocked and disgusted I become.


White House wants to better measure domestic poverty

Starting next year, the federal government will take a few baby steps toward changing the way it measures poverty, something that is decades overdue.

The government has used its official poverty guidelines to divide the haves and have-nots for 45 years


Sam Adams may lose artisan beer label

In the business world, theres rarely a thing as growing too big.

But unfortunately for Sam Adams brewer Boston Beer, the price of success could be higher costs -- and the loss of its label as an "artisan" craft beer.


martes, 15 de junio de 2010

Greenhouse Gas Emission Offsets May Be Fraudulent

Companies, the activists allege, are deliberately generating greenhouse gas pollution in order to snag millions of dollars worth of carbon credits when they then mitigate the emissions.


How To Get Bought for 12 Billion

Online shoe retailer Zappos struggled for years before landing its big payday through a $1.2 billion sale to Amazon.

Here's a look at 10 milestones the company and CEO Tony Hsieh passed along the way.


5 MeatEater Myths That Are Costing You Money

There are many good reasons to choose a vegetarian diet.

One leading reason to stop eating meat is because doing so can save you a lot of money. However, people who do eat meat can provide you with a lot of good reasons that you shouldnt go vegetarian.


Should You Boycott BP Mother Jones

Will denying the oil giant your hard-earned cash actually make a difference?


lunes, 14 de junio de 2010

The Democrats SelfDestruct in Illinois

Obamaland is crumbling.

Democrats have firmly controlled Illinois, the presidents home state, for nearly a decade, turning it into what one Republican called a deep blue state.� But this has changed almost overnight.


British security guard to face court in Iraq

A British security guard facing the death penalty for murder in Baghdad has been declared mentally fit for trial in a ruling that paves the way for him to face court in August.


At every turn another tough decision for Obama and Congress

Difficult choices are what serious politics is all about-the Obama administration and Congress face the toughest collection of such choices Washington has seen in years.

Stimulate the economy or cut spending? Halt deepwater drilling or permit drilling?
**Oh poor lamb! Didn't know that being President was so tough! Maybe because he never had a job!


Obama Presses for Aid to Cities and States

President Obama implored Congress to provide more aid to states and cities to blunt the devastating economic impact of budget cuts� by local governments that imperil the jobs of teachers, the police and other public employees.


domingo, 13 de junio de 2010

John McCain On The Evil Barbaric Iranians

Writing in the New Republic, the Arizona Senator provides a classic case of nationalistic blindness.


Senator Chuck Schumer Mainstream Democrat

The heir apparent to Harry Reid justifies the "economic strangling" of Gazans.


Kagan Took Broad View of Religious Freedom

The memo was among 43,000 pages of newly released documents from Bill Clinton's library.


George Will California proposition harms political parties

The purpose of Proposition 14, the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, is to weaken and marginalize parties, traditionally the principal vehicles for voter education and mobilization.

It would strip them of their core function of selecting candidates who represent the preferences of their members. It infringes on First Amendment protections, too.


France announces 45 bln euros in spending cuts by 2013

France will slash state spending by 45 billion euros (54.5 billion dollars) in the next three years to get its public deficit back down to three percent, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Saturday.


sábado, 12 de junio de 2010

The Caucus Fiorinas Hairy Moment

An open microphone catches the California Republican Senate candidate chuckling about her opponent's do.


Henry Hazlitts Battle With Bretton Woods by Lew Rockwell

"The Austrians were right" is a phrase we hear often now, and for good reason.

The housing bubble and bust were called by the Austrians and, essentially, no one else. The Austrians were right about the dot-com bubble and bust. The Austrians were right about the 1970s stagflation and explosion in the price of gold after the gold window was closed.


The myth of Iran s isolation Washington Post

Obama's strategy against Teheran (or is it FOR Teheran) has not worked.

The outstretched hand drew laughs, the failure to support democracy was a failure of US principles. Now Turkey has turned against us and Israel. Obama is ruining the US image of strengthh in the world and making it a much more dangerous place


Mandela GreatGrandkid Killed After World Cup Concert

Nelson Mandela's 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash on the way home from a concert in Soweto on the eve of the World Cup, his office said Friday.


viernes, 11 de junio de 2010

Chicago Closet

Cartoon by Erin Bonsteel


Capitalism NOT to blame for Financial Crisis

Yaron Brook appears on CBS 2 Chicago's Monsters & Money in the Morning to explain why capitalism is not to blame for the ongoing financial crisis.


ExSmoker Obama Offers Tips on How to Kick Habit ABC News

Quitter-in-Chief Offers Stop-Smoking Advice - Barack Obama telephoned Philippine President-elect Benigno Aquino to pass on his congratulations -- and offer advice on how to quit smoking.


US Minority Population Could Be Majority By MidCentury

The nation's minority population is steadily rising and now makes up 35 percent of the United States, advancing an unmistakable trend that could render them the new American majority by midcentury.

New Census estimates show minorities added more than 2 percent in 2009 to 107.2 million people, boosted by a surge in Hispanic births and ...


FBI report ACORN poverty pimpin for Democrats

FBI investigation notes reveal ACORN was working for the Democratic Party and told employees not to talk to the FBI, to cause confusion on Election Day and to go "poverty pimpin" for votes.


jueves, 10 de junio de 2010

2010 Election Map

The ABC News interactive state map and 2010 election guide to the midterm House, Senate and Governor's elections.


Anna Little hangs by a thread in NJ6

Anna C.

Little, the Certified Constitutional Candidate (C3) in District 6, clung to a slender lead of less than 100 votes as of 8:13 a.m., and refused to concede defeat until every vote was counted. If the lead holds, she will be the only Tea Party-inspired candidate in New Jersey to beat "The Line."


IMF Risks to global economy have risen significantly

The risks to a robust global recovery have 'risen significantly' as many governments struggle with debt, a leading official from the International Monetary Fund has warned.


VIDEO CA Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger is too stupid to vote

A scanning machine terminates the governor's ballot Tuesday in Los Angeles.


miércoles, 9 de junio de 2010

NYC School Lunches on Chopping Block

Schools where students have three hot-meal choices a day will begin offering two, and those where there are two hot choices will cut to one under a budget proposal being considered by the Bloomberg administration.

Combined with a plan to cut the number of schools where all the students get free lunches, the proposal is projected to save the city $2


Obama to Give Commencement Address at Michigan High School

President Obama will address the graduation class at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan on Monday, after the school won the "Race to the Top" challenge initiated by the Department of Education.


GOP Bad Dream Birther Orly Taitz Could Win Calif Primary

CA Republicans optimistic about their prospects in Nov. could have a problem after the votes are counted in Tuesdays primaries - a statewide ticket with the so-called Birther Queen� as one of their candidates.

Taitz is running against Damon Dunn, an African-American former professional football player who's run a less-than-stellar campaign.


Health insurance company forced to close by health care law

A Virginia-based insurance company says "considerable uncertainties" created by the Democrats' health care overhaul will force it to close its doors by the end of the year.


martes, 8 de junio de 2010

Tea Party leader supports governor on Wallace

A prominent Tea Party leader in northern New Jersey, who has a case now pending before the State Supreme Court, supports Governor Chris Christie's decision not to reappoint Justice John E.

Wallace, and applauds him for seeking "to restore judicial integrity to the court."


Wikileaks Paper had video of US Army killings kept secret

Wikileaks issued a statement Sunday alleging that the Washington Post had a copy of the video showing a missile attack on unarmed but didn't release it for over a year.

A statement on the group's Twitter feed said, "Statement: Washington Post had Collateral murder video for over a year but DID NOT RELEASE IT [sic] it to the public."


US Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.


lunes, 7 de junio de 2010

The Tax Solution

John Stossel & Neil Boortz discuss real American Tax reform.

We don't need to do as Europe does. In fact, we shouldn't.


UK academies plan will exclude poorer children

The government's education plans have been criticised after it emerged that hundreds of schools being offered a fast-track to academy status are the most socially exclusive. An analysis by the Observer found that secondary schools judged as "outstanding" by Ofsted are taking 40% fewer poor pupils than the national average


Jimmy Carters solar panels help power a Maine college

You may not remember this but in 1979, President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the roof of the White House West Wing.

But in 1986, President Ronald Reagan took the solar panels down when the White House roof was being repaired. They were never reinstalled.


Arizona law backers STRONGLY support path to citizenship

If you believe the popularity of Arizona's tough crackdown on immigration reflects a growing anti-immigrant wave, think again.


Portugals president approves gay marriage law

Five other European countries allow gay marriage: Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.


domingo, 6 de junio de 2010

Turkish PM to escort aid ship to Gaza guarded by the Navy

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to be considering sailing to the GAZA strip with an aid flotilla backed by Turkish Navy ships, international news media reported.


Prescott City Council Member Fired From Radio Show

Steve Blair, a Prescott city council member who also hosts a local radio talk show on KCYA AM 1490, was fired from his radio show Friday night. Blair's firing was in response to comments he made about a mural at the Miller Valley Elementary School in Prescott.


Ban LeftHanded Marriage

It is estimated that nearly 10% of the population is left-handed, clearly it is unnatural as 90% of the population is right-handed.

We must stop left-handed people from forcing us to accept their deviance and not allow them to teach our children that it is okay to use either hand. This should not be tolerated!....


Is Technology Proof of Universal Consciousness

Will the gadgets make it easier for these kids to take the next step and grok the deep oneness of consciousness of which the great traditions have spoken for millennia?


Cristiano Ronaldo supports gay marriage in Portugal

Soccer hearthtrob Cristiano Ronaldo says he is fully behind the impending introduction of gay marriage in his native Portugal


sábado, 5 de junio de 2010

Ohio couple arrested on terror conspiracy charges

Ohio couple accused of conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to Mideast terrorist group


Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman Running on Empty

Whitmans main credential to be governor: that she ran a business that makes no product, whose core work is done by non-employees she doesn't manage.

No wonder that all she and Carly Fiorina can think of doing in the Republican primary is trying to ridicule their Republican opponents who actually have a record to judge. Who actually have voted.


Telecommuting Freedom Actually Fools People to Work Longer

Researchers from Brigham Young University found that, on average, employees with telecommuting and flex-time schedules worked an additional 19 hours per week.


AZ School Alters Black Hispanic Faces On Mural to White

The Arizona Republic reports that a Prescott, Ariz. elementary school principal ordered a public mural edited to fix shading� in the faces of non-white children depicted in the artwork.


How to Make Money On eBay

Online auction powerhouse eBay currently boasts more than 2 million sellers, and nearly 800,000 of them consider eBay sales their primary or secondary source of income.

Here's what the experts have to say about the best ways to launch a successful eBay storefront.


viernes, 4 de junio de 2010

Should We Punish North Korea at The World Cup

Reports that North Korea lay behind the unprovoked sinking of a South Korean warship provoked questions about how to address the country's belligerence and instability.

Why not punish them at the World Cup?


Gulf Oil Spill Feds Halt ALL New Drilling In Gulf

An e-mail Thursday from the Gulf Coast office of the Minerals Management Service says that "until further notice" no new drilling is being allowed in the Gulf, no matter the water depth.


Chinese hurl Nazi epithets at German Expo pavilion

Long waits at Germany's Expo 2010 pavilion in Shanghai reportedly have Chinese guests brawling and hurling "Nazi" insults in frustration.


Royal Bank of Scotland Loses Almost 140000 in Simple Scam

A businessman who managed to con GBP93,000 ($136,000 USD) from the Royal bank of Scotland (RBS) through an exceptionally simple scam has been sentenced to a year in jail for fraud.


Army Bills Soldier for Losing Gear After Getting Shot

He passed out after getting shot in the leg by a sniper and woke up in Germany with a Purple Heart.

But now the Army says he owes them for the gear he left behind in Iraq.


jueves, 3 de junio de 2010

US Mint Runs Out Of Silver

And so the US joins the distinguished list of pretty much everyone else in the world in running out of silver and soon, gold.

The US Mint has just announced it has run out of silver bullion blanks, and is suspending American Eagle Silver Proof coins, until further notice.


Liberal Groups Want FCC to Police Talk Radio Cable News

A coalition of more than 30 mostly liberal organizations has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable news networks.


As Obama Wavers Congressmen Cheer Aid Ship Massacre

President Obamas reluctance to comment in any but the most vague terms of the massacre of [10] aid workers by Israeli commandos late Sunday night has left many wondering exactly where the US government will fall on an issue which has been blanketly condemned by virtually every government in the civilized world and virtually every government outsi


Elected officials say no thanks to Obama invite

Congressmen Jason Altmire and Tim Murphy have previous engagements.

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Rep. Mike Doyle are out of town on anniversary trips.


miércoles, 2 de junio de 2010

Bond Giant Volatile US Stocks to Crash Again

Pimco's El-Erian: US Stock Plunge to Pick Up Speed - The decline in stock prices that took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down nearly 7 percent so far in May may continue, says Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of money management titan Pimco.


Rush Limbaugh Claims the Gulf Oil Spill is no Big Deal

Rush Limbaugh took to his radio show today to claim that the Gulf oil spill is really no big deal because, "More oil is spilled every year in Africa, in Nigeria, than so far in the Gulf, so it's not unique.

It's not exceptional. It's not the largest...So yes, it's a disaster. It's not the worst of its kind." How much BP stock does Limbaugh own?


Haiti disaster highlights challenges International Adoption

Thousands of Americans had to put their dream of Haitian adoption on hold while the Caribbean nation struggles to restore basic services and reunite families separated by the disaster.

With Haiti temporarily closed to new adoptions, some have turned elsewhere, to nations such as Ethiopia, China and Russia.


Australian Outback Cattle Station uses Social Media

Australian outback cattle station uses social media to attract a buyer.

You can muster cattle, drive one of the worlds largest road trains. This is a profitable business including beef, retail and tourism revenues.


Casey Anthony death penalty Defense team to fight death pen

Casey Anthony's defense team will return to court this afternoon to argue several motions, including another battle about death-penalty issues.


martes, 1 de junio de 2010

US RightWingers Can Learn A Thing From Cuba

Almost paradoxically, the deeper one delves into to Cuban political history, the more lessons one can glean in terms of US politics especially�in terms of the American Right-Wing.

Take for instance a recent blog post by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez.


Disclosed Public sector Rich List of Government

The pay of more than 170 senior civil servants who earn more than the Prime
Minister have been disclosed as the starting point of a radical move towards
more open government.


Maher Obama Not Acting Like A Real Black President vdo

Maher: Obama Not Acting Like A Real Black� President (vdo)