Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Sunday 'Report;' 09/16/2012 [Part 1]

What The National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
Are We a Stronger Nation 11 Years After 9/11?
by Tim Young, 
Sep 11, 2012
    With all the political talk and questioning if we are better than we were 4 years ago, I wanted to put the question out there to ask if we were stronger than we were 11 years ago when 9/11 first happened. It was a tragic day in not only our nation, but the world’s history, and since then, our world has changed, for both the better and the worse. But what has happened to America over the past 11 years?  What direction have we taken as a country? Have we gone too far with security and privacy issues? These are questions that we really need to be asking ourselves. Since 9/11, the country has [....]

Not all Obama bundlers are on his public list
Romney doesn’t release names
by Luke Rosiak,
The Washington Times
September 13, 2012
    President Obama’s campaign has left off its public list of “bundlers” at least 25 names its own finance team considers to be among their most valuable funders, including seven who live in foreign countries, a review of records by The Washington Times found. In one case the campaign’s own internal documents listed Cynthia Stroum as bundling $400,000 this election cycle, yet she is not on the campaign’s official public list.
    Mr. Obama tapped Ms. Stroum to be ambassador to Luxembourg after she raised half a million for his 2008 campaign. She resigned just before the release of an inspector general’s report that found that she was “aggressive, bullying, hostile, and intimidating” at the embassy. The Times identified the 25 [....]

obama Is A Socialist Genius!
by Angelo H Mino,
September 7, 2012
    Obama it is a generous genius! I know, right now you my brothers and sister are thinking…Oh Boy..Angelo is under heavy drugs! I do have to admit, Obama is a genius! Let me explain, there is no a socialist, liberal, leftist professor able to put the full Karl Marx and Frederick Engel Communist Manifesto as clearly as Obama did yesterday!
    What a communist genius! He even used and customized some of Marx’s quotes! And people were cheering, people were dancing, chanting! He even was able to convince people that “democracy is the road to socialism” I can heard Marx’s cheering Obama “let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution (Obama’s hope and goal) The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen (Democrats) of all countries (including Russia) Unite!
    As a today I can see ourselves doing [....]

President Obama's "Cash for Clunkers" Summer Jobs Program for Teens
by 'Ironman,'
September 10,2012
    Why was the August 2012 employment situation report so bad?  In a nutshell, it is because the companies that committed to participate in President Obama's latest ham-handed intervention in the economy, the 2012 Summer Jobs+ program, met their obligation and released their teen employees from their payrolls. The vast majority of the teens who were given summer jobs as part of the program have now gone back to school, and because they have done so, are no longer considered to be part the U.S. civilian labor force.
    The removal of so many individuals from the ranks of the U.S. work force accounts for much of the reduction in the official U.S. unemployment rate from 8.3% to 8.1%.  Breaking down the August 2012 jobs numbers by age, we find that 204,000 teens are no longer being counted as being employed, while 250,000 fewer young adults between the ages of 20 and 24 are also being counted as having jobs.  Meanwhile, the number [....]

Jimmy Obama, Meet Your Worst Nightmare, Ronald Romney
by Doug Patton,
September 13, 2012

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    One of the remarkable things about getting older is the opportunity to see history repeat itself. Those of us who are old enough to remember enduring the abysmal economy of the late 1970s frequently tend to forget that there were other factors in Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. While Carter’s inept economic policies were most certainly the major factor that year, his equally maladroit foreign policy played a role in the demise of his presidency as well, especially the events that were unfolding in the Middle East at the time.
    For 444 days, from November 4, 1979 until January 20, 1981, Carter increasingly appeared paralyzed as 52 Americans were held hostage by Islamist radicals who had overrun our embassy in Tehran, Iran. After a failed military rescue attempt resulted in the deaths of eight American servicemen, in addition to being regarded as an incompetent chief executive, Carter was increasingly viewed as a virtually impotent commander in chief; and a whopping majority of the electorate would hold him accountable for his considerable failures that following November. The Iranians shrewdly waited to see who won the U.S. election. Of course, Reagan crushed Carter at the polls. The moment the new president was sworn in, the hostages were released. Few but [....]

Why wealthy investors don't own mutual funds
by Mitchell Tuchman,
September 14, 2012
    Mutual fund fees too high? Any product has to sell itself on being different, better, and worth paying for. You'd never pay extra to a driver who might — or might not — get you where you need to go. Yet most mutual funds do exactly that. They start at Point A and, too often, never get to Point B. It's a big world with lots of detours, after all. Mutual funds are interesting creations. They trade a bit like individual stocks. You can buy or sell them using a ticker symbol. And, much like stocks, your investment performance relies on the expertise of a small group of people.  In the case of common stocks, [....]

Reagan’s New Coalition
by Robert D. Novak,
National Review
This article first published in

August 22, 1980
    The appearance of the delegates at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit betrayed no hint that the Republican Party might be transforming itself into the coalition necessary to the making of a majority party. On the contrary, Republican delegates in convention assembled seemed more exclusionary and comic than ever — exclusionary, because the delegates were even whiter, more predominantly male, and richer than in recent years; comic, because good plain Republican garments had been replaced by outlandish elephant hats, garish serapes, and anything else that might catch the wandering television cameraman’s eye.
    It also was a convention that looked rigidly rightist, more even than Barry Goldwater’s convention at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1964. The inability by supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment to wage a floor debate on the platform plank ending forty years of Republican support for ERA was terrifying to some onlookers in the press section. Syndicated columnist Richard Reeves [....]

The Democrats’ GM Fiction
by The Editors,
September 10, 2012    The Democrats have decided to run in 2012 as the bailout party. It is an odd choice — the 2008–09 bailouts were deeply unpopular among the general public, and even their backers were notably conflicted about the precedent being set and the ensuing moral hazard. But Democrats have nonetheless made one of the most abusive episodes in the entire bailout era their economic cornerstone: the government takeover of General Motors. The GM bailout was always an odd duck: The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was created in order to preserve liquidity in the financial markets by heading off the collapse of key financial institutions that had made catastrophically bad bets on real-estate securities — nothing at all to do with cars, really. GM’s [....]

The Silent Tax Obama Will Use To Win The Election
by Sam Rolley,
Personal Liberty Digest
September 10, 2012

    The Federal Reserve will most likely initiate another round of quantitative easing (fiat money production) this week. Dismal employment numbers released on Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor can mean only one thing for America’s Keynesian money managers: Future consequences be damned, it’s time for another round of inflationary quantitative easing (inflationary fiat money making).
    On Friday, the Labor Department released a jobs report that showed nearly 40 percent of the Nation’s population is jobless. The percentage of the population as a whole that makes up the U.S. workforce was charted at only 63.5 percent, the lowest it has been since September 1981.  Despite mainstream economists’ collective assumption that the U.S. economy would show around 130,000 new jobs added for August, the actual figure was only about 96,000.  The report, released on the back end of President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, has given fuel to both his and challenger Mitt Romney’s campaigns.
    “If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover,” Romney said in a written statement Friday morning. “For every net new job created, nearly four Americans gave up looking for work entirely. This is more of the same for middle-class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, it is clear that President Obama just hasn’t lived up to his promises and his policies haven’t worked.” Obama claimed in his DNC address that despite the dismal current outlook [....]

War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the United States
by George Friedman,
September 11, 2012

    For the past several months, the Israelis have been threatening to attack Iranian nuclear sites as the United States has pursued a complex policy of avoiding complete opposition to such strikes while making clear it doesn't feel such strikes are necessary. At the same time, the United States has carried out maneuvers meant to demonstrate its ability to prevent the Iranian counter to an attack -- namely blocking the Strait of Hormuz. While these maneuvers were under way, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said no "redline" exists that once crossed by Iran would compel an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. The Israeli government has long contended that Tehran eventually will reach the point where it will be too costly for outsiders to stop the Iranian nuclear program. The Israeli and American positions are [....]

The Fantasy President's Half-Time Score:
Fundraisers 100, Intelligence Briefings 49
by John Ransom,
September 12, 2012
    I hope you felt safe on the anniversary of 9/11. I know I did. And for that I have to thank about 500,000 dedicated national security professionals, reservists, regular airman, sailors and soldiers. 
Actually make that 500,000 national security pros minus one amateur.  The amateur has been missing more often than not. While our defense/intelligence community has been fighting the wars on terrorists, America’s been at the mall. And the amateur? He has been busy taking out a $5 trillion mortgage for a remodeling project he favors in the US of A. Oh, and raising money for his reelection campaign.
    Obama- yes, that amateur- the guy who thinks the constitution should force us to accept anything the federal government is willing to give a grateful citizenry? THAT Obama has ignored his one undisputed constitutional duty as commander in chief by [....]
Part 2 to follow:



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