The United States Misery Index
The misery index was initiated by economist Arthur Okun, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960′s is simply the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate.
A-Z Index of U.S. Governmental Departments and Agencies.
The AfPak Channel
Website devoted to the news of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Featuring Peter Bergen.
CREW- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a progressive watchdog group who’s stated mission is to “promote ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials – regardless of party affiliation – w
Hey everybody it’s Friday and I bring you the bizarre and ridiculous of the internet. Apparently someone in South America dresses up like Osama Bin Laden and patrols the streets of Columbia. You can’t make this stuff up. Watch the video.
My thought is how mentally disturbed and empty is your life for you to dress up like Bin Laden and patrol the streets of South America? People are crazy.
Keeping with the theme of craziness from the web. Here is a picture of a Black Man with a swastika. Yes you read that right.
As the Arizona immigration debate heats up. Lets enjoy a political cartoon.
Hey America. Apparently the joke’s on us!
Sure looks like fun to be rich!!!
I wonder what they are laughing about????
The great news is that BP has capped the well in the Gulf of Mexico!!! Now let’s pray that the ocean floor doesn’t split open from the immense pressure!!! I love America! No I swear. I really do! Enjoy your weekend!!!
In case you have never heard of John Pilger he is an Australian journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is a 2 time winner of Britain’s Journalist of the Year award. John Simpson, the BBC‘s world affairs editor, has said, “A country that does not have a John Pilger in its journalism is a very feeble place indeed.”
With that introduction Pilger exposes President Obama for what he is on a 5 minute video on Youtube. Pilger exposes Obama as nothing more than a corporate mouth piece and “actor” who’s job is to sell Americans on horrible decisions and policies of the government. Have you ever asked yourself, how come you never see a fat person in a McDonald’s commercial? Any rational person will tell you what McDonald’s does to a waistline. Have you ever wondered why every soda commercial has a healthy looking person with a big white smile? We all know the effect soda has on teeth and the potential of diabetes. Madison Avenue sells the message that if you buy the right brand-name beer, that beautiful women will be knocking down your door and the party will be pumping. The reality is most people buy beer and just sit on the couch and watch sports.
It’s all in the marketing. Obama is nothing more than a highly respected Billy Mayes. A man who sells the American people a policy (product) that we neither want nor is good for us. But instead of coming on at 3am in the morning like all the other infomercials, these “politicians” come out in the day, while your at work and have other things on your mind.
If you do anything this week. Watch this video. It will ALL make sense to you. As much as people don’t want to believe it, really think about it, is the policies of this President ANY different than the past President?
This is a wake up call to ALL Americans. The left/Liberal/Progressives’ have been lied to. Pride is making it too hard for them to believe it. The right/Conservatives are so filled with anger and hatred that they fail to see how destructive these policies are to America. Instead of the policies all they see is Obama and buzzwords of “socialist” and “marxist”. Obama is not that. He is a fascist. Just like George Bush was. And just like the next President will be.
I hate to make light of the situation. But as Darth Vader said to Luke Skywalker when he did not want to believe in inconvenient truths. He said,”Search your feelings Luke. You know it to be true!”
Americans’ we are in BIG trouble and it don’t matter come election time in November 2010 or November 2012. We are in BIG trouble.
“What national security permits the removal of fundamental power from the people and validates the ascendancy of an invisible government in the US? That kind of national security is when it smells like it, feels like it, and looks like it you call it what it is: Fascism!” –Kevin Costner’s character (Jim Garrison) in the movie J.F.K.
I came across this comment on another blog. Since the writer didn’t have a link to a blog or website I am not giving his name out or providing a link. I found it very profound and wanted to share it with all my independent thinkers/readers.
“USA K-12 school students are indoctrinated by “the system” to be good little droids for their elite-class masters. Colleges are similar.
That is why the elites ensure their spawn do not attend public schools. Heck, most private schools also brainwash youth!!! The elites KNOW which schools to send the “fruit of their loins” to ensure their kids learn reality and avoid indoctrination/brainwashing.
Wealth and power…. entire systems; political, education, economic, etc. are created to concentrate as much wealth and power into as few hands as possible.
Then, the propaganda fire is lit to convince the masses that as “things” are is correct, proper and as it should be and if you disagree…… then, assuredly, you ARE a Commie, a terrorist, unAmerican, unpatriotic, a socialist, whatever the buzz-word or term of the era is being used to describe those who can shun the indoctrination intended to make the masses complacent sheep bleating with delight at the actions of their masters.
Sadly, my parents, my entire extended family, were and are those complacent sheep who were brainwashed so thoroughly their belief that as things are IS as it should be will never change.
Yep… indoctrination so intense that when I mention that an elite class even exists I hear the knee-jerk rhetoric of “Well, if you don’t like how things are why don’t you move to another country?”, and they MEAN it!!!!!
Ponder that!!!! Indoctrination so intense that there exists family members willing to tear apart FAMILY while retaining loyalty to systems created by an elite class!!!!
Such a complicated topic with obtaining wealth to allow survival just a minute aspect of the subject.
Heed the commentary in the above article. Also try to cast off at least part of the indoctrination/brainwashing you have endured. It was placed there by a minority who benefit from your ignorance, your complacency, your years of indoctrination to accept the status quo.” –EndQuote
The wealthiest 10 percent of Americans now have a larger share of total income than they ever have in records going back nearly a century — an even larger amount than during the Roaring Twenties, the last time the US saw such similar disparities in wealth. –
The contrast is even starker for the super-rich. The top 0.01 percent of earners in the US are now taking home six percent of all the income, higher than the 1920s peak of five percent, and a whopping six-fold increase since the start of the Reagan administration, when the top 0.01 percent earned one percent of all the income.– Raw Story
C.E.O pay as a multiple of the average workers pay, 1960-2007
In 2007 it was a little over 350%. The chart can be found at figure 6.
Job creation has been disappointing, but first-quarter corporate profits were up 44 percent from a year earlier. Consumers are nervous, but the Dow, which was below 8,000 on the day President Obama was inaugurated, is now over 10,000. In a rational universe, American business would be very happy with Mr. Obama.–
Life of luxury? Rolls Royce on the whole is doing well, too: the company is already on track to double 2009′s sales in 2010. A large portion of the new growth is coming–unsurprisingly–from China.
How come China is a Communist country and definitely an economic and military rival and we trade with them and ship jobs over there like it’s going out of style. But Cuba is a Communist country and we have boycotted them for over 40 years? That’s kind of strange. I wonder if anyone could explain that.
“The America Dream. Because you have to be asleep to believe it.”- George Carlin
Not a proponent of bigger government but Better Government!
If your ready to break free from the Left/Right paradigm and think outside the box then subscribe in the top right by pressing the “Become a Rebel” button or by getting the Feed. Leave a comment. I would really like some feedback on how YOU feel about the economic system in America. Is it fair? Are taxes fair? If you think the rich should pay more, does that make you a socialist/communist? Do average Americans have any idea how much wealth the top %’s have?
In the recent Supreme Court hearings a lot of subjects were broached from Elena Kagan‘s views on free speech,gun ownership rights, and her views on Twilight. But one think that was passed over was her views on pornography. Porn which according to Forbes in 2001 was a 10-14 billion dollar industry, bigger than Major League Baseball, is a mainstream part of America in the new century. Not this America the other America. (Wink,Wink) In an article I found online at Politico.com they covered a “1993 conference at the University of Chicago Law School on the subject of pornography and hate crimes“. At the seminar according to Politico,”the future Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, then a junior Chicago law professor, gave a well-received, relatively-subdued presentation that would become one of her first and few published law review articles.”
Politico goes on to say,”
“We should be looking for new approaches, devising new arguments,” Kagan declared, according to video of the event reviewed by POLITICO. She seemed to count herself among “those of us who favor some form of pornography and hate speech regulation” and told participants that “a great deal can be done very usefully” to crack down on such evils.
“Statutes may be crafted in ways that prohibit the worst of hate speech and pornography, language that goes to sexual violence. Such statutes may still be constitutional,”- Nothing I love more than a future Supreme Court Justice using the phrase “may still be constitutional”.
Read the article and decide for yourself. Some juicy tidbits in it are-
On the stage in the law school’s auditorium, “Sex,” – Madonna’s book of nude photographs of herself – was dramatically ripped to shreds by a group of attendees, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Another cause of concern for many free-speech defenders is the stance Kagan took as solicitor general last year in U.S. v. Stevens, a Supreme Court case about a law aimed at prohibiting so-called crush videos – films catering to fetishists who enjoy watching small animals being killed, often under high-heel shoes.
Kagan mounted a broad defense of the statute, filing briefs arguing that any depiction of animal cruelty could be banned if the activity depicted was illegal where the media was sold or possessed. Critics noted this could ban a tourist’s possession of bullfighting videos from a trip to Spain. Kagan also returned to her previous themes about the legitimacy of restraining speech of “minimal value.”
This argument of banning porn or free speech is a view that one man’s porn is another man’s “art”. One man’s hate speech is another man’s “poetry”. The foundation of our democracy is, saying things that are so vile and expressing yourself that may be disturbing and grotesque to others, but that’s what freedom is. You decide. Not the government.
So if it came down to Elana Kagan banning pornography. I say,to paraphrase Charlton Heston, “from my cold, dead, lubed-up- hands!”
I'm with ya on this one Charles!
It’s Political Fun Friday so here are some headlines from around the web!!!
Talk about a stimulus program! Just because your on welfare doesn’t mean you can’t have some boobies in your face. In all honesty Aurora on ” the main stage” doesn’t care where all the money came from.
That’s not the only thing they will be hitting. Now when you get rear ended in an accident be careful when you get out of your car and yell, “What ar’ you blind!!??” You just might not want the answer.
I play the game and I love it. I do get frustrated sometimes..but my fiance gets so pissed off! To the point where he’s SCREAMING, and I mean SCREAMING! It’s ridiculous! Not only that, but he’s an a**hole for the rest of the day! Especially when he looses! I can’t tell him to stop playing the game, it’s his hobby? Does anyone elses’s significant other get this pissed off while playing MW2? or any other game for that matter?
(What’s so funny is that he’s screaming at the game at the moment)
Congratulations Courtney!!! Mel Gibson will make a great husband!!!
We ask ourselves...what IS crazy???
This was a comment left for Franklin on a comment board after he stuck up for President Obama.
It is quite simply, ONE AND DONE, for Obama. Or in terms Obama may understand a little easier, he is playing in a SINGLE elimination tournament, and he does not get out of the first round.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! Enjoy your weekend folks!
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General Stanley McChrystal’s piece in the magazine Rolling Stone is being talked about in the media about all the “offensive” things that him and his aides say about the Obama administration. After reading the article it becomes clear that there is a hidden message between the lines. Afghanistan cannot be won. The war is un-winnable. It’s gone on longer than Vietnam and there is still no end in sight. The article in Rolling Stone is a great read and the media will love the quotes that bash Obama and make the General look like a sophmore on spring-break more than the leader of the greatest military in this world. To me the most offensive thing in it was the fact that the General drinks “Bud Light Lime”.
After reading it I don’t know if I like the guy or hate the guy. One thing is certain I respect the guy. Here is a comment from the article-
McChrystal dismissed the counterterrorism strategy being advocated by Vice President Joe Biden as “shortsighted,” saying it would lead to a state of “Chaos-istan.” The remarks earned him a smackdown from the president himself, who summoned the general to a terse private meeting aboard Air Force One.
I hate to admit it but Biden may be on to something. He envisions small groups of Special Forces and drone strikes. I hate Biden and think he’s a clown but the current strategy is not working.
He (Obama) ordered another 21,000 troops to Kabul, the largest increase since the war began in 2001. Taking the advice of both the Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he also fired Gen. David McKiernan – then the U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan – and replaced him with a man he didn’t know and had met only briefly: Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
He accumulated more than 100 hours of demerits for drinking, partying and insubordination – a record that his classmates boasted made him a “century man.” (concerning McChrystal’s record at West Point)
Obama got his guy. McChrsytal. If Obama didn’t know what or who McChrystal was then shame on him. Just another indication of his amateur hour Presidency that we witness on a day by day basis.
According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked “uncomfortable and intimidated” by the roomful of military brass.
He should be. He knows that he’s in a room full of guys who have accomplished some major things. Some men and women who have sacrificed everything in their lives “to protect and defend the Constitution”. These are people Obama has no clue how to interact with. He knows they expect results from their underlings and when they say things lives hang in the balance. Obama is very unfamiliar with that.
Then, without ever using the words “victory” or “win,” Obama announced that he would send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, almost as many as McChrystal had requested. The president had thrown his weight, however hesitantly, behind the counterinsurgency crowd.
McChrystal wanted 40,000 troops. Obama sent 30,000. If your willing to send 30 why can’t you send 40? Obama wants to appear like he’s a hawk on this issue. The numbers show the truth. Either your all in or your not.
“It’s not going to look like a win, smell like a win or taste like a win,” says Maj. Gen. Bill Mayville, who serves as chief of operations for McChrystal. “This is going to end in an argument.”
This is what the Chief of Operations has to say. Very cryptic.
In private, Team McChrystal likes to talk shit about many of Obama’s top people on the diplomatic side. One aide calls Jim Jones, a retired four-star general and veteran of the Cold War, a “clown” who remains “stuck in 1985.” Politicians like McCain and Kerry, says another aide, “turn up, have a meeting with Karzai, criticize him at the airport press conference, then get back for the Sunday talk shows. Frankly, it’s not very helpful.”
That is pretty self explanatory. And disturbing.
“Fuck, when I came over here and heard that McChrystal was in charge, I thought we would get our fucking gun on,” says Hicks, who has served three tours of combat. “I get COIN. I get all that. McChrystal comes here, explains it, it makes sense. But then he goes away on his bird, and by the time his directives get passed down to us through Big Army, they’re all fucked up – either because somebody is trying to cover their ass, or because they just don’t understand it themselves. But we’re fucking losing this thing.”
The soldiers serving over there are left feeling vulnerable and feeling like they are fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. Would you want to fight the Taliban with one hand tied behind your back? Notice the words “we’re losing this fucking thing.” It’s not being said by a member of Code Pink.
“It’s all very cynical, politically,” says Marc Sageman, a former CIA case officer who has extensive experience in the region. “Afghanistan is not in our vital interest – there’s nothing for us there.”
I would assume that all the members of Al-Qaeda who were participants in 9/11 have been captured or killed except for the big two. Zarquairi and Bin Laden. Who are we fighting now? Taliban? Afghans? What do we gain by staying there?
Celeste Ward, a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation who served as a political adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq in 2006. “That’s the game we’re in right now. What we need, for strategic purposes, is to create the perception that we didn’t get run off. The facts on the ground are not great, and are not going to become great in the near future.”
Is that what this is all about? War for war’s sake. Keep throwing men, machines and money into the meat grinder in some satanic game of chicken? Are we trying to avoid another Saigon? Is it a sin for a country to realize that a war is a lost cause? When America left Vietnam did America survive after that? Yes. We did our damage to Al Qaeda and we killed a lot of enemies over there. How many more young Americans have to lose arms and legs and lives for us to get the message that Afghanistan is a sewer not worth our effort?
“There’s a possibility we could ask for another surge of U.S. forces next summer if we see success here,” a senior military official in Kabul tells me.
If that is the case then re-instate the draft. It’s too much to keep asking people who volunteer to serve to have to be in a un-winnable situation. If it’s so important to America then all Americans should have to step up to the plate. And start the draft with the children of the highest tax brackets first. None of this poor and black go first garbage. Then we will see how committed our country is to Afghanistan.
“Winning hearts and minds in COIN is a coldblooded thing,” McChrystal says, citing an oft-repeated maxim that you can’t kill your way out of Afghanistan. “The Russians killed 1 million Afghans, and that didn’t work.”
I can say honestly if Afghans can’t decide or won’t decide if they want to support America or the Taliban then they need to get what’s coming to them when the Taliban role back in country en mass. There should be NO DEBATE about winning hearts and minds. If they can’t decide if THEY want to risk their lives to save their own country or they would prefer the Taliban then we need to leave.
As for McChrystals’ comment that “The Russians killed 1 million Afghans and that didn’t work.” Well it’s not like they fought Russia alone. They had tremendous support from America in the form of weapons and manpower and money from the Middle East. Take away America’s stinger missiles and it’s a different war. We all know that Pakistan is helping the Taliban. If that is not a sign of how messed up the situation is then what is?
There is a reason that President Obama studiously avoids using the word “victory” when he talks about Afghanistan. Winning, it would seem, is not really possible. Not even with Stanley McChrystal in charge.
All the major media will drone on and on about McCrystals’ comments that are disparaging to Obama and his advisors but the serious subject matter is the question of “Can America win this war?” “How long do we have to be there?” “How much will it continue to cost?” “How many more lives of Americans do we have to deliver to Afghanistan for victory? “Do we even know what victory is?”
I like war just as much as the next average American. I supported Iraq and I still think it was poorly executed but strategically sound. It took out Saddam Hussein and put Iran in a tough position. But even that war wasn’t won til the Iraqi’s got a taste of Al Qaeda in their neighborhoods, turned on them and literally chased them out of An-Bar province, and the surrounding provinces.
When do the Afghani’s decide what they want? Only then will America understand what they will get. Either go in full throttle or get out. No in-betweens. We can’t keep our troops in Afghanistan to die a death of a thousand cuts. If you feel that I’m being a lefty or a liberal, then sign up your son or daughter, and we can debate who’s a patriot another day.
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Like most concerned Americans I watched President Obama deliver his speech from the Oval Office concerning the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. He delivered the typical Presidential lines of we are gonna do this and we are gonna do that. Why? Because we went to the moon 40 years ago. The speech seemed more appropriate to be delivered on the 7th day of the oil rig disaster as opposed to the 57th day.
I was struck by his remarks that he had Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a “nobel prize winner” in physics, and other academia working on the problem. This caught my attention because I am originally from Long Island, New York. The same area as Dr.Chu so I am familiar with him and his credentials. Suffice to say it was a big deal on Long Island when he was selected to join the President’s cabinet. I have followed his career in the cabinet the same way you might follow a local athlete who gets drafted to the pro’s. After 57 days of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. He dropped the scientists’ name on us. Like Dr.Chu was working on the problem the whole time. How come we haven’t heard one peep or any news concerning Dr.Chu in all this time? I think the President takes us for suckers. Wasn’t BP calling all the shots and the United States was supporting them?
“With the Gulf spill now one month in, some lawmakers and environmentalists are starting to question why BP is still in charge of the containment and clean-up effort.” – Mother Jones
Mr.President just admit it’s a cluster-f**k and you thought BP was just going to turn a wrench to the right and the “spill” would be over. Americans need honesty. Not someone telling them things that would have been good ideas 56 days ago.
BP lied from the beginning on the size of the spill. On CNN before the President’s Address they had a graphic that the spill is 12 times bigger than originally thought. “Mom, I didn’t spill a gallon of milk. I spilled 12 gallons of milk.” Have fun cleaning that kitchen. I can’t for the life of me decide if it is incompetence or blatant bullsh*t. I really can’t. Bloomberg news reports that the well is spewing 60,000 barrels of oil a day.
Any idea why President Obama did not address the restrictions of the media to gain access to the beaches and the gulf. Mr.President have you ever heard of Freedom of the Press? It’s an integral part of a democracy. I’m sure there were no cameras or reporters allowed near Auschwitz in the 30′s and 40′s. Freedom of Press! Why was that left out of your speech?
Mr.President you wonder why people don’t trust the government to run healthcare. If there ever was! Ever! Ever! An advertisement for the incompetence and gullibility of the government this is it. You can talk about new regulations all you want til your blue in the face. If the government would have ENFORCED any regulations this disaster would probably not have occured.
“We will make BP pay!” You or anyone else are not going to make BP do anything or put any money in an escrow account that they don’t want to. We are all wise to the way America works. You can scream and yell and threaten to “kick ass” all you want. This country is a country of litigation and that is where this whole mess will end up. In court. Because that is the way Corporate America is built. SO stop acting like a tough guy. Your a paper tiger. The Iranians know it. The North Koreans know it. The Republicans know it. And even the America people are starting to know it. On the street guys like you are known as “shit talkers”. No one takes them serious. (Example-Americans will have 5 days to read any legislation ONLINE before it is passed.)- Lie #648 of the Obama Administration.
You have 57 days of oil spilling into the Gulf and the best you can come up with is we have scientists working on the problem. I would hope so. But you took the cake and proved to me how messed up this situation is when you asked for everyone to pray. You don’t even like God. Now your going to ask everyone to get down on bended knee? Pray for the people of the Gulf. Pray for America. Pray for this. Pray for that. All of a sudden God is the answer to everything. What an embarrassment. “Dear God, if your not busy please close the hole in the ground. And stop the oil. And clean up the mess. And God please save the birds. And the dolphins. Please God. I promise I will be good.” What kind of 4th grade bullshit is that?
Americans we are in bad shape. Here is the truth BP has not only screwed up the well and dumped poison dispersants in the water of the Gulf, but there is serious damage beneath the seafloor. Let me say that again. There is SERIOUS DAMAGE BENEATH THE SEAFLOOR. This Oil Disaster will be the end of life as we know it if they can’t get it under control.
One day the Soviet Union functioned day to day. Then one day a nuclear power plant blew up in the city of Chernobyl. The land that was impacted was never the same. Never. No matter how hard they prayed. The damage was done. Sometimes even God can’t fix man’s mistakes.
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We live in a great country. Some people say the greatest country in the world. Ever. Some people in this country join the military and give everything they have. Life, limb, family. Everything. That’s why it’s disturbing when you see a news story where 2 men who live in America, apparently Americans in every way, decide to board a plane and head to Egypt for terrorist training. One part of America’s population joins the fight to stop terrorism and another part of the population joins the insurgency to spread terrorism. This is very hard to reconcile. I am past the point of comparing Muslims to terrorists. It’s a small number of Muslims literally destroying their own religion. For people who compare the Muslim religion to terrorism is like saying all “Protestants are Nazis’.” It’s just not true. How can it be stopped? I don’t know if it can. It’s understandable if you get people in Afghanistan or Pakistan joining the fight. They don’t know any better. But to have Americans and not just 2, but others joining to kill Americans is disturbing. For people who agree with racial profiling one of the men was named Mohamed Mahmood Alessa. The other was named Carlos Eduardo Almonte. Where do we start? And with whom?
Now on a brighter note let’s see what the headlines are around the web. On Gawker.com They have a post on Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden having a water fight.
Rahm secretly wished he was shooting children with a shot gun.
I don’t know about you but with the state of America as it is there is something very Romanov about the situation.
They got shot by something other than a "Super Soaker"
Now I’m not saying Washington D.C. has to be in mourning for the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. But be a little more sensitive. Don’t they see the connection to spraying each other with water? The Gulf is now filled with polluted water. Are you guys doing this sh!t on purpose?
Gulf fisherman said,"We would love to have a waterfight with our kids. But if we spray them with water from the Gulf they will get cancer."
Meanwhile in the bad to worse file BP refuses to tell the EPA what chemicals are in the dispersants they used to break up the oil spill. Some of the workers cleaning up the oil spill are starting to get sick. This was a quote from the article
“They didn’t supply us with nothing,” says Jackson. “Now they’re starting to disperse gloves and hazmat suits.”
This makes me SO sick. Get Mr.BP C.E.O and his cronies picking up their garbage! Or as the C.E.O. of BP previously said,”maybe it’s food poisoning“. It’s comments like that, that make me wish Hitler fire bombed your grandmother’s house during the Battle of Britain. Go to hell BP. Go straight to hell.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer hanging at the super-soaker party. It's pictures like this that make people think there is an Illumanati.
In other news Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is retiring. Kurt famously drew the cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad which made him the most hated man in the Muslim world. He took the title of most hated man in the Muslim world from previous record holder President George W. Bush. Bush ironically took the title from Salman Rushdie who had held it for over a decade. Westergaard said he wanted to retire while he still had a head.
Neither the NFLPA or Commissioner Roger Goodell would comment on the discovery.
In a weekend interview Rep. Charlie Rangel took a dig at President Obama by implying he is borrowing his Iraq War Strategy from Bush and Cheney. Obama responded that Charlie Rangel borrows his political philosophy from Boss Tweed.
When asked to comment on the comparison, Rangel said,"It's not true. Boss Tweed never served in Korea."
“White House to Arkansas candidate: “Your on your own“. Arkansas candidate responds,” Thank You”.
Gulf Oil Spill: How Much Oil Is The Containment Dome Catching? My question is how many BP executives are they catching. Put these f**kers on playing cards and pass them out to the U.S. military like they did for Saddam Hussein and his goons. The funny things is they have caused more damage to the U.S. then Saddam could ever dream of. And when the people who are cleaning up this mess and the people who have to live down there start getting cancer by the cluster full. We will see the effect of chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Let’s see if they lock someone up for this.
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Contact your Senator and demand that BP reveal the chemicals in their “dispersants”. I believe it’s nothing more than cancer in a bottle. The Senate switchboard is (202)-224-3121. Let them know that BP has done enough damage and they can’t be trusted. Don’t let the same health problems that befell the 9/11 rescue workers happen to the people of the Gulf.
unemployment rate fell from 10.0 to 9.7 percent in January
unemployment rates for most major worker groups--adult men
(10.0 percent), teenagers (26.4 percent), blacks (16.5 percent), and
Hispanics (12.6 percent)--showed little change
In January, the unemployment rate of veterans from Gulf War
era II (September 2001 to the present) was 12.6 percent, compared with 10.4
percent for nonveterans.When you get out of the military not guaranteed you'll have a job.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over)
continued to trend up in January, reaching 6.3 million. Since the start of
the recession in December 2007, the number of long-term unemployed has risen
by 5.0 million.
These Long term unemployed is at 6.3 Million.
Among the marginally attached, there were 1.1 million discouraged workers in
January, up from 734,000 a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.)
Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they
believe no jobs are available for them.
Table C. December 2009-January 2010 changes in selected labor force
measures, with adjustments for population control effects
(Numbers in thousands)
| | |
| | | Dec.-Jan.
| Dec.-Jan. | 2010 | change,
| change, | population | after re-
Category | as | control | moving the
| published | effect | population
| | | control
| | | effect (1)
| | |
Civilian noninstitutional population.| -92 | -258 | 166
Civilian labor force...............| 111 | -249 | 360
Participation rate...............| .1 | .0 | .1
Employed..........................| 541 | -243 | 784
Employment-population ratio......| .2 | .0 | .2
Unemployed........................| -430 | -5 | -425
Unemployment rate................| -.3 | .0 | -.3
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1 This December-January change is calculated by subtracting the population
control effect from the published over-the-month change.
This was very weird. In the second column it say's "Population Control Effect 2010". What does that mean?
The link for that chart is above where it say's News Unembargoed.
I recently received a new article from BIG GOVERNMENT.COM . They are the same people who brought you the ACORN scandal. They have an incredible article about two recent articles from CNN and Huffington POST. For those who want the hi- lights keep reading below.
“Obama’s critics keep blasting him for Chicago-style politics. So, fine. Channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes. Let ‘em know that if they aren’t with you, they are against you, and will pay the price.”
Are you kidding me? If anyone can explain those statements that if they are appropriate? I was under the impression that there was no bad people. Only a bad situation. I read all three links. I just think that there is no call for just steam rolling ideas. Maybe if everybody just worked together. You could get things done. One side does not have all the answers. We are in bad shape as is. Last thing we need is anyone to go “gangsta”. Especially in Washington D.C. If anyone knows the black kids there say the D.C. stands for the Death Certificate. It’s true. To be honest in the last decade everyone probably needs there knees broken. There is a lot of blame to go around. Starting with me. But sorry ain’t gonna pay the deficit. When you can’t steam roll. Work together. You are ruining opportunities for our future. Squandering America’s funds like a French King in the 1600′s. Spending all the money as fast as you can have it smelted. Shame. Kids of ours are fighting in Afghanistan tonight. We have enough violence. How bout an article about cooperation.
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When you start writing a political blog you meet new faces and new places. You see things you’ve never seen before and run into ideas you never thought possible. After the Acorn scandal that seemed to only be covered by the right-wing media. I came across an article that spoke of the beginnings of ACORN. Wade Rathke began his career as an organizer for the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) in Springfield, Massachusetts. After working with the NWRO, he left for Little Rock, Arkansas to found a new organization designed to unite poor and working class families around a common agenda. Working with Gary Delgado, Rathke was a co-founder of ACORN.
The name of the organization above is a clear indication of how these people think. National Welfare Rights Organization. Since when is Welfare a right? I personally don’t think it is nor should be. In the Bill of Rights nowhere does it say the Right to Collect Welfare. This is only a small indication of what’s planned.
If you’ve never heard of the Cloward-Piven Strategy your not alone. The Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism through deliberately planned crisis achieved largely by Overloading the system.
By 1975 New York City was in bankrupcy. In that year Mayor Rudy Giuliani cited Cloward and Piven by name as being responsible for an effort at economic sabotage. By that time, implementation of the Cloward-Piven Strategy had accomplished changing cultural attitudes toward welfare from a temporary expedient to an end-in-itself.
Notice that Overloading of welfare rolls was the cause. In 1960 there were 150,000 welfare cases, by the 70′s, there were 1.5 million cases. One person on welfare for every two working people.- http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/141413
These stats are very funny to me. Socialists and communists love to scream how unjust the American Capitalist society is. Yet this same society is funding Welfare, Unemployment, Medicaid, and Medicare. Doesn’t sound like a true capitalistic society to me. Sounds like a quasi-socialist society. And that leads us to what the name of their game is. And that is to break America. Financially pure and simple. They want America to go broke. Which we are.
According to that article we have ALL the money in our future committed already to future programs for the next 50 to 100 years. We are in the red on our commitments and now the President wants to call a pay as you go rule similar to the 90′s. Don’t be fooled. He’s already raised spending by 30%. Now he wants a freeze.
Obama plays right into this strategy of bankrupting America. It appears that the left wants to break Capitalism in America the same way a jilted lover will destroy their significant other. Cutting off the nose to spite its face. I have to admit I came into this nieve. Not understanding the hatred that some people have to America and the opportunities it provides to its citizens. Where else can a minority become the unquestioned leader of his country? Why does everyone who doesn’t live in America pray for the chance to come here. For the opportunity. Plain and simple. Most people will tell you. I don’t want charity. I just want an opportunity. Give me a chance to make things happen. There are people who want to destroy America from the inside out. They hate America’s military so if they can destroy the budget they can undercut the Armed Forces. They can undercut the power of America and turn her from a champion into a has- been. Why? It appears America is not fair. They want America to go broke. The left wants to bankrupt America. And by bankrupting America they can do something no one or country has ever done. They can destroy America.
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