Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This'n'That; January Thirtieth #1; Who'da Thunk It?!?

Actually, All HIGH Information Voters!
    Remember back on November Seventh, when the low-information voters propelled "Clown Prince" obama into his--clearly unexpected--second term as The Bilderberg Group Ruler for America, remember that?!?  Well, somebody forgot to inform his highness, the "Clown Prince!"  Not only has he not stopped campaigning, he's started his 2013 Apology Tour way early!  The 2009 Tour concentrated on the Middle East, this one's for the Far East, Pacific areas.  Here's just part if his itinerary:
November 6: [a pass] Chicago for unroyal-family voting.
November 15:  Staten Island, NYC to promise all kinda crap in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (it's now Jan 30; victims STILL WAITING!]
November 18:  Bangkok, Thailand to kick off the apology tour.
November 19:  Rangoon, Burma.
November 20:  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
November 30:  Hatfield, Pa., for non-campaign blathering; fundraising.
December 6:  Northern Virginia for non-campaign blathering; fundraising.
December 10:  Redford, Mi., for non-campaign union meeting; blathering; fundraising.
December 16:  Newtown, Ct., for non-campaign reclamation of the camera lens and "the front page."
December 19:  Michelle Antoinette and the princii depart for Hawaii on their annual $4 Million Christmas vacation.
December 21:  "Clown Prince" obama departs on #29000 BY HIMSELF for his ultra-expensive Hawaiian Christmas vacation.  When all is said-and-done, this family tour will cost just short of $10 Million.
December 26 (unnecessary RETURN TO D.C.):  "Clown Prince" obama makes unnecessary return to the mainland for the Fiscal Cliff signing.  The 'signing' was done via autopen, which could have easily been done from The Bilderberg Group's digs in Hawaii.  The "Clown Prince" found the trip necessary to show the republicRATics that The Bilderberg Group is definitely in charge.
January 2:  "Clown Prince" obama makes unnecessary return to Hawaii to continue his $10 Million vacation.
January 29:  (Del Sol High School) Las Vegas non-campaign stop to promote his latest "scheme-to-scam," this time involving illegal aliens.
    Every time the "Clown Prince" decides to go for 'a airplane ride' it costs upwards of a half-million bucks just to "light the fires" on the clown-plane.  If obama stays in 'the lower-48,' travel and security expenses can be kept to a cuppla-million, more-or-less.  Hell, it costs around $150,000 just for "Clown Prince" obama to visit on of those D.C. grade-schools he's fond of campaigning at.  Those in-city visits equal nearly 6-years' (2011) wages for those earning the national median annual wage-FOR JUST ONE TRIP TO VISIT JUST ONE SCHOOL!!
    This guy--"Clown Prince" obama--is so out of touch; so inept; so uncaring, that not only is he not aware of the near-depression he's caused, HE DOESN'T CARE!!
Let's make it a point to do this itinrery check-up every month or so, ok?!?
Your comments?
Til Nex'Time.... 
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This'n'That; January Twenty-Nineth #3; Limbaugh

Rubio On Rush:
Rush Limbaugh will interview Senator Marco Rubio (r-Fl) at the top of today's (01/29) second hour (approx: 1:06PM, eastern).
To find a station, go here,
This station and this station at least, carry Rush's show live on the internet.
Til Nex'Time....



This'n'That; January Twenty-Nineth #2; Selleck

Happy Birthday to Tom!
    Tom Selleck and I were born in the same year, exactly two-weeks apart!

Tom started out life far more handsome than I!

 Tom made a better "cowboy" but I probably worked on more farms!
Tom certainly "weathered" better than I did!
Happy Birthday ....and many more to you!
Til Nex'Time....



This'n'That; January Twenty-Nineth #1; Impotent

Important Enough to Re-Blog:
Til Nex'Time....



Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Sunday 'Report;' 01/27-Late Arrivals

What the National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
Facebook Apologizes Over Post Critical of Obama Admin
by Jason Howerton,
January 23, 2013
Facebook on Wednesday apologized for threatening to shut down the “Chicks on the Right” Facebook page because of a post critical of the Obama administration, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports. The site claims the users were “incorrectly warned” by the site’s User Operation’s Team.
Mockarena, one of the two women who runs “Chicks on the Right,” a conservative website with more than 100,000 fans on their official Facebook page, reportedly received a notice on Wednesday informing her that she would be locked out of not only her “Chicks on the Right” Facebook page, but her [....]

This 9%-Yielder Has Paid 146 CONSECUTIVE Dividends
[Blogger has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 14 days.]
by Carla Pasternak,
January 21, 2013
They're the creme de la creme of the income universe.
Each one has increased its dividend every year for at least two decades... some sport track records with more than 50 years of consecutive dividend increases.
All told, these stocks are some of the most reliable dividend payers on the planet.
I'm talking about the S&P 500 "Dividend Aristocrats" and their kissing cousins, the S&P "High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats."

To become a member of these elite groups, a company must pay a regular dividend, but it must also enjoy a stellar track record of growing that dividend every year for at least 20 years.
With such stringent membership criteria, only about 70 U.S. companies make the grade.
As you'd expect, a wide [....]

obama's Gun Show
by Ben Crystal,
Personal Liberty Digest
January 19, 2013
They’re so cute when they’re being exploited. Finally, a job Holder can handle. And meet the Army, Senator Feinstein. All this, plus, a REPUBLICAN joke! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!

Reality Check: Piers Morgan vs. Alex Jones, and the truth about gun homicide rates
by Ben Swann,
January 9, 2013
Over the past few weeks the argument over gun control has raged.
Among those demanding stricter gun laws is CNN host Piers Morgan.
There is one particular stat that Morgan has been citing for weeks, and it was the center of his argument while debating radio show host Alex Jones on Monday night.
Tonight, Ben investigates the truth behind it in Reality Check.
You can watch the debate here:
Part 1
Part 2

The Unspectacular, Unsophisticated Algerian Hostage Crisis
by Scott Stewart,
January 24, 2013
The recent jihadist attack on the Tigantourine natural gas facility near In Amenas, Algeria, and the subsequent hostage situation there have prompted some knee-jerk discussions among media punditry. From these discussions came the belief that the incident was spectacular, sophisticated and above all unprecedented. A closer examination shows quite the opposite.
Indeed, very little of the incident was without precedent. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who orchestrated the attack, has employed similar tactics and a similar scale of force before, and frequently he has deployed forces far from his group's core territory in northern Mali. Large-scale raids, often meant to take hostages, have been conducted across far expanses of the Sahel. What was unprecedented was the target. Energy and extraction sites have been attacked in the past, but never before was an Algerian natural gas facility selected for such an assault.
A closer look at the operation also reveals Belmokhtar's true intentions. The objective of the attack was not to kill hostages but to kidnap foreign workers for ransom -- an objective in keeping with [....]
The Unspectacular, Unsophisticated Algerian Hostage Crisis | Stratfor

How the Israelis See It
by Max Geltman,
[Original:] Mar. 31, 1972
Letter from Tel Aviv.‘Nixon has kept every promise to Israel,” a high foreign ministry official told me the day Senator Kennedy was winding up a two-day visit to the Holy Land. Since that day I have had occasion to talk with many leading personalities in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the occupied territories, with people in kibbutzim, with the man (and woman) on the street, with army privates and officers, tourists (Jewish and Christian), with men high in the Establishment, and with leading members of the loyal opposition in the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). And if a consensus can be arrived at from my conversations it is this:
The only formidable barrier to peace in the Middle East is the Soviet Union — not Egypt, or Egypt in alliance with any of her immediate friends and allies in the Arab world. But the Russians, it is repeated (as if speaking to a dull schoolboy), are America’s problem, basically, not Israel’s. And so long as the United States is headed by a President with a strong anti-Communist record, they feel reassured, although they cannot quite grasp Secretary Rogers’ diplomacy which seems to them a suicidal effort by Washington to impose [....]

To Hell with Sellby C.H. Simonds,
[Original:] Mar. 31, 1972
    Television grows depressing. Yes, it was always depressing; but now the commercials grow depressing too. The “creative revolution” in advertising of the Sixties is over, done in by the Nixon recession and mounting evidence that viewers loved the ads but couldn’t remember the products. Gone, probably forever, are the clever ads — the man arguing with his stomach for Alka-Seltzer; the wonderfully insulting Italian aristocrat who (supposedly) presided over the Buitoni spaghetti sauce empire; that ultimate imperialist oppressor, Savarin Coffee’s “El Exigente.” Even the Volkswagen spots are growing dull.
    Gone too are the super-spectaculars: The Busby Berkeleyesque extravaganza that Stan Freberg staged (for $140,000) for Heinz Great American Soups was the lavishest, and the last. Even the merely pleasant commercials — the Salem smokers frisking in the. countryside, Jonathan Winters playing Maudie Frickert for Hefty Trash Bags — are fewer and fewer. One of the Old Bolsheviks of the creative revolution, Mary Wells Lawrence of Wells Rich & Green, no longer sprays Braniff planes pink and dresses the hostesses in Pucci outfits; now she talks of the importance of Hard Sell — and so back we go, with Anacin’s little hammers pounding away inside our heads, to the good old days of which dissolves faster, whose wash is whiter, and is Certs a [....]

Man, Sex, God, and Yale

by Nathan Harden, Editor
January  2013
[NATHAN HARDEN is editor of The College Fix, a higher education news website, and blogs about higher education for National Review Online. A 2009 graduate of Yale, he has written for numerous publications, including National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The New York Post, and The Washington Times. He was a 2011 Robert Novak Fellow at the Phillips Foundation, a 2010 Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and is author of the recent book Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad.]
The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on September 20, 2012.
    IN 1951, William F. Buckley, Jr., a graduate of Yale the year before, published his first book, God & Man at Yale. In the preface, he described two ideas that he had brought with him to Yale and that governed his view of the world:
"I had always been taught, and experience had fortified the teachings, that an active faith in God and a rigid adherence to Christian principles are the most powerful influences toward the good life. I also believed, with only a scanty knowledge of economics, that free enterprise and limited government had served this country well and would probably continue to do so in the future."
The body of the book provided evidence that the academic agenda at Yale was openly antagonistic to those two ideas—that Buckley had encountered a teaching and a culture that were hostile to religious faith and that promoted collectivism over free market individualism. Rather than functioning as an open forum for ideas, his book argued, Yale was waging open war upon the faith and principles of its alumni and parents.
    Liberal bias at American colleges and universities is something we hear a lot about today. At the time, however, Buckley’s exposé was something new, and it stirred [....]
Until Next Sunday....



The Sunday 'Report;' 01/27/2013; Part 3

What the National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
Let elderly people 'hurry up and die'
by Justin McCurry,
January 22, 2013
Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances.
Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.
"Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," he said during a meeting of the national council on social security reforms. "The problem won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die."
Aso's comments are [....]

25 Things I wish I knew before moving to San Francisco
by Jason Evanish,
January 17, 2013
I moved to San Francisco 9 months ago from the East Coast bastion of Boston. Despite having experience living in a major US city, I found quite a few surprises coming here. Some have been great, while others not so much.
If you’re planning the move here, I hope this will help you know better what to expect. And if you already live in SF, this should give you a laugh or two and hopefully inspire you to leave a comment with anything I missed. Consider this the guide I wish someone had given me when I moved here.
It gets cold at 4pm.
On the east coast I got used to it staying warm on a nice day til 10pm. If it was 70 degrees in the morning, you could rest assured that the temperature would be about 70 when you left work that night. That is not the case here.
Working in SoMa, I’ve found [....]

C4L.... Blasts House GOP Plans to Cave In.... on Debt Ceiling
by Megan Stiles
January 18, 2013
Campaign for Liberty released the following statement from C4L President John Tate today blasting House GOP leadership after they announced a debt ceiling plan that indicates the GOP retreat will continue when they return to Washington:
 "The Republican retreat was only supposed to last a week, but now it appears it will last the entire 113th Congress. With a $16 Trillion national debt, it is the very definition of insanity for so-called ‘fiscal conservatives’ to hand President Obama – the biggest spender in our nation’s history – a blank check to continue.... [....]

Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?
by Dr Thomas Sowell,
January 21, 2013
The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.
Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular.
If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to prevent repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that created Prohibition.
But, if the hard facts show that gun control laws do not actually control guns, but instead lead to more armed robberies and higher murder rates after law-abiding citizens are disarmed, then gun control laws would be a bad idea, even if there were no Second Amendment and no National Rifle Association.
The central issue boils down to the question: What are the facts? Yet there are many zealots who seem utterly unconcerned about facts or about their own lack of knowledge of facts.
There are people who have never fired a shot in their life who do not hesitate to declare how many bullets should be the limit to put into a firearm's clip or magazine. Some say ten bullets but New York state's recent gun control law specifies seven.
Virtually all gun control advocates [....]

Mexico's Drug War: Persisting Violence and a New President
Staff Report,
January 17, 2013
Editor's Note: This week's Security Weekly summarizes our annual Mexico drug cartel report, in which we assess the most significant developments of 2012 and provide updated profiles of the country's powerful criminal cartels as well as a forecast for 2013. The report is a product of the coverage we maintain through our Mexico Security Memo, quarterly updates and other analyses that we produce throughout the year as part of the Mexico Security Monitor service.
In 2013, violence in Mexico likely will remain a significant threat nationwide to bystanders, law enforcement, military and local businesses. Overall levels of violence decreased during 2011, but cartel operations and competition continued to afflict several regions of Mexico throughout 2012. These dangers combined with continued fracturing among cartels, such as Los Zetas, could cause overall violence to increase this year.
A New President
2013 will be the first full year in office for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who campaigned on promises to stem cartel violence. The most significant of his initiatives is his plan to consolidate and restructure federal law enforcement in Mexico. Pena Nieto's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party has introduced legislation that [....]
Mexico's Drug War: Persisting Violence and a New President | Stratfor

by Oliver North,
January 18, 2013
    Official Washington has the collective attention span of a fruit fly. This condition is exacerbated by the Obama administration's proclivity for declaring selective events and issues to be crises that require immediate action. The problem is aggravated because the loyal opposition is in nearly total disarray, and few in the so-called mainstream media have any idea what they are talking about.
    That's the summary assessment of many attending the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show here in Harry Reid's Nevada. Note to editors and broadcast producers: The SHOT Show isn't a gun show. Nobody here can buy or sell a single firearm. There are guns here -- and tents, boats, clothing, boots, camping gear, all-terrain vehicles, SUVs, bows, arrows, fishing tackle and all manner of police and equipment -- even high-tech wheelchairs for outdoor activities. The SHOT Show isn't open to the public -- only to representatives of the industries above, professional outfitters, law enforcement officials and military suppliers and contractors.
My first SHOT Show, in 1992, was as the manufacturer of specialty armor and ballistic protective equipment for law enforcement and our military. This year, I came to represent the Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee of the National Rifle Association. Freedom Alliance sent our outreach coordinator to explore additional outdoor activities to help America's military heroes recover from the wounds of war.
Trade shows are really nothing more than [....]

The Growing Terror List and Brainwashing of the Military
by Bob Livingston,
Personal Liberty Digest
January 18, 2013
Members of the U.S. military are increasingly being conditioned (i.e., brainwashed) into perceiving Constitutionalists, Tea Party members, 2nd Amendment advocates and members of the liberty movement as terrorists. And the list of groups that are “right-wing” terrorists continues to grow.
The Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is out with a new report titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far Right.” The report lumps limited government activists into three categories it claims [....]
Members of the U.S. military are increasingly being conditioned (i.e., brainwashed) into perceiving Constitutionalists, Tea Party members, 2nd Amendment advocates and members of the liberty movement as terrorists. And the list of groups that are “right-wing” terrorists continues to grow.
The Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is out with a new report titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far Right.” The report lumps limited government activists into three categories it claims
Members of the U.S. military are increasingly being conditioned (i.e., brainwashed) into perceiving Constitutionalists, Tea Party members, 2nd Amendment advocates and members of the liberty movement as terrorists. And the list of groups that are “right-wing” terrorists continues to grow.
The Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is out with a new report titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far Right.” The report lumps limited government activists into three categories it claims [....]

65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny
by Scott Rasmussen,
January 18, 2013
Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Not surprisingly, [....]
Until Next Sunday....



The Sunday 'Report;' 01/27/2013; Part 2

What the National Pamphleteers don't Report:
The Why: In Which I Defend Living In The South
by K. Chapman Gibbons,
Big Blue Dot Y'all
January 18, 2013
Yesterday on Rachel Maddow’s blog, there was a question to all “blue dots.” Why do you stay in red states and do you ever want to leave? The question struck right at the issue most on my mind since the reelection of the President. It seems that writers (particularly from the Northeast) publish article after article along the lines of “What is wrong with the South?” Or, “Go Ahead And Secede Already.” They have been popping up like Honey Boo Boo references. Most of them are almost gleeful at the thought of dumping the South. (Because this is what Lincoln wanted ?!?)
Each time I see these articles, I get a little more angry. It would be dishonest to say that this isn’t a longstanding peeve for me. Bill Maher is a perpetual offender. The Simpsons, the media (old & new) and even my beloved Jon Stewart all take shots at the South regularly.
Now, let me be crystal clear. I get angry at all the [....]

United Kingdom Moves Away from the European Project
by Andriano Bosoni,
January 18, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a speech in London on Jan. 23, during which he will discuss the future of the United Kingdom's relationship with the European Union. Excerpts leaked to the media suggest that harsh EU criticism will figure prominently in the speech, a suggestion in keeping with Cameron's recent statements about the bloc. But more important, the excerpts signal an unprecedented policy departure: renegotiating the United Kingdom's role in the European Union. London has negotiated exemptions from some EU policies in the past, even gaining some concessions from Brussels in the process; this time, it is trying to become less integrated with the bloc altogether.
Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum after 2015 on the United Kingdom's role in Europe. He has also said he would reclaim powers London surrendered to the European Union. While they no doubt reflect similar anxieties across the Continent, such statements are anathema to the [....]
United Kingdom Moves Away from the European Project | Stratfor

Obama Uses Children as Pawns in His Power Grab
by Diana West,
January 18, 2013
Not one of the 23 executive orders that President Obama signed -- flanked by schoolchildren whom none of us want to see murdered and before an audience that included relatives of murdered schoolchildren -- would have prevented the massacre at Sandy Hook.
Did the main idea of the sentence above come through -- that the president's latest orders would not have stopped the heavily armed monster who entered a Connecticut school last month and killed 20 children and six adults? Or was your brain overwhelmed by anxiety signals arising from the imagery of vulnerable youngsters?
The overwhelming imagery is no accident. It's emotional manipulation, and I've never seen a more lowdown exercise of it than the White House's "gun violence" event this week. What President Obama put the nation through was the propaganda equivalent of a slasher movie, a disgustingly crude attempt to jam our emotional buttons and frighten us into surrendering more of our rights to live free of centralized government surveillance and control.
Such pandering, of course, [....]

Gold And Silver Fly Out Of U.S. Mint
by Bob Livingston,
Personal Liberty Digest
January 18, 2013
More Americans are becoming wise to the debasement of the U.S. dollar and destruction of the economy by the ongoing quantitative easing to infinity money printing and massive deficit spending, as evidenced by the surge in the sale of physical gold and silver by the U.S. Mint in recent weeks. They are recognizing the system is in its death spiral.
As of Jan. 15, the U.S. Mint had sold 110,500 ounces. That put it on track to exceed the 127,000 ounces sold in January 2012 and exceed the highest monthly tally since 1999.
Silver Eagles started [....]

Groupon Kills Deals on Guns: Boycott Groupon
by "Bungalow Bill,"
January 23, 2013
The popular internet coupon service called Groupon is removing any gun deals they once promoted on their site. Michael Cargill is a gun store owner who teaches conceal and carry classes. He also used Groupon to market his small business.
In recent weeks, thanks to America's best gun salesman Barack Obama (note the sarcasm), Cargill's Groupon efforts have produced big results--so big he had to call Groupon to expand the offering. At first they had no problems [....]
Part 3 MAY follow....



The Sunday 'Report;' 01/27/2013; Part 1

What the National Pamphleteers don't Report:
NRA Gains 100k New Paid Members IN 18 DAYS
by Charlie Spierling,
The Washington Examiner
January 10, 2013
The National Rifle Association reveals this morning that it has gain over 100,000 new paid members in the past 18 days as their membership has jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million.
“Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over,” [....]

The New Power Class Who Will Profit From Obama’s Second Term
by Joe Kotkin,
January 18, 2013
When President Obama takes the oath of office for the second time, he will also usher in a new era in American power politics. Whereas the old left-wing definition of “who rules” focused on large corporations, banks, energy companies and agribusinesses, the Obama-era power structure represents a major transformation.
This shift stems, in large part, from the movement from a predominately resource and tangible goods-based economy to an information-based one. In the past, political struggles were largely fought over how to divide up the spoils generated by the basic productive economy; labor, investors and management all shared a belief in the ethos of economic growth, manufacturing and resource extraction.
In contrast, today’s new hegemons hail [....]

Israel:  America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2)
by Chuck Norris,
January 22, 2013
This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, Jan. 22.

I explained in the endorsement: "You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu."
Netanyahu's leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967, when he was a part of the Israel Defense Forces' elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. And they were just as obvious in his public service through the years, as I added in my endorsement: "Bibi brought the pressing issue of Israel's security to the world, speaking loudly and clearly at the United Nations and in Congress, bringing the world together to put sanctions on Iran. He has raised a wall along the whole southern border of Israel, stopped the missiles raining on Israel and showed Hamas it will not be tolerated. He also made the bravest decision in securing the release of Gilad Shalit," an Israeli sports columnist and former soldier who was abducted inside Israel by Hamas militants.
I concluded the audio recording by encouraging Israeli citizens, "So vote for Benjamin Netanyahu, because a strong prime minister is a strong Israel."
As our ally, Israel is also [....]

Our Cars’ Weight Problem
How government is making our cars lighter, and more dangerous
by Robert E. Norton,
January 8, 2013
As we emerge from the long holiday season chasing new resolutions, many of us find ourselves focusing on watching our waistlines and taking off some extra pounds. As more Americans are diagnosed as obese, this renewed attention to health and weight can only be seen as a good thing. But America is also struggling with another weight problem — and what you don’t know about it just might kill you.
During the first term of the Obama administration, much was made of the bailout of the automotive industry. Common belief to the contrary, [....]

Bursting the University Bubble
by Suzanne Fields,
January 18, 2013
The last of the college applications have been rewritten, tweaked and polished, and at last entrusted to the tender mercies of the U.S. Mail or the Internet. Fretting over deadlines morphs into waiting, and yearning, wishing and praying for coveted letters of acceptance. This is the annual crisis in thousands of homes with ambitious high school seniors -- the high school seniors and their parents who still believe that college is the route to the American Dream.
But wait. While they play the conventional game of aspiration, certain scholars and economists, and hundreds of thousands of "concerned citizens" have initiated a different debate, and the debate is growing.
They're talking about the changes in university life and whether we should continue up the garden path worn bare over the decades. The debate is over the "higher education bubble," a phrase popularized by Glenn Reynolds, a distinguished professor of law at the University of Tennessee, who compares what's happening in higher education to [....]

The Stench of Fascism
by Bob Livingston,
Personal Liberty Digest
January 21, 2013
Whether you rejoice or are disappointed when a member of Congress is defeated, you should never feel sorry for him. He still has a lucrative career ahead. Same for Congressional staff and upper-level bureaucrats who move back and forth between K Street and various Federal alphabet soup agencies. They are the true 1 percent.
More than 80 House and Senate members found themselves out of work when the 112th Congress closed its session on Jan. 3. They quickly lined up for lucrative positions on K Street: jobs paying six- and seven-figure salaries. Good for them, you say? Yes, it is, but not for you.
“They are attractive,” Julian Ha, practice leader for government affairs at the executive search firm [....]

The Geico Gecko Hates the Second Amendment
by "Bungalow Bill,"
January 23, 2013
Most people don't realize the insurance company the cute gecko with the English accent advertises for is the Government Employees Insurance Copmpany--or GEICO. Apparently GEICO and its gecko hate the Second Amendment and guns [....]
Part 2 MAY follow....



Saturday, January 26, 2013

This'n'That; January Twenty-Sixth #1; 'o'Care!

How 'bout that obamaKare, huh?!?
....and this is but two (2) pages of a search of
"Hospital and Clinic Cuts in New York State."
Hang on, all you LEGAL Americans, you're about to take the screwin' of your life, WITHOUT EVEN A KISS AND WITH NO 'KY' Jelly!!
Queens hospitals uncertain over unfunded Obamacare mandates
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Crouse Hospital in Syracuse cuts nearly 100 positions in last month
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... By New York Times News Service. ... the federal-state program for the poor, ... thousands of tests and procedures performed in hospital outpatient clinics, ...
ObamaCare cuts a half-trillion ... ObamaCare establishes a Center for Medicare and Medicaid ... 52 Vanderbilt Avenue • New York, New York ...
ObamaCare's new Medicare Value ... Find out more about ObamaCare's State Run Exchanges • ObamaCare makes it ... • Obamacare cuts $716 billion of ...
... New York State's Medicare Quality ... Albany Medical Center Albany Memorial Hospital* Ellis ... Health Care Industry Scrambling To Make Transition To Obamacare.

... while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it. ... Top New York Times Editors Take Buyouts 414; ... and cut your life short."
Lady Gaga’s after-party for her Staples Center concert Monday ... ObamaCare cuts future funding for Medicare by over half ... New York, the hospital capital of ...
... provider rate reimbursement cut that was approved by the state Legislature but has ... New York City Health ... Data Center at the state Department ...
New York; San Francisco; TechCrunch ... the Obama administration must stoutly defend both Obamacare and Medicaid from cuts during ... Obama created unease among state
Obamacare kicks in: Feds oversee hospital care Medicare is launching new initiatives to reward ... Medicare cuts driving doctors ... New Mexico; New York; North ...

SUNY Downstate Medical Center could be broke by May and have to cut ... Lore Croghan / NEW YORK ... a state official said. “The hospital is in dire …

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... chair of obstetrics and gynecology at both North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center. ... the New York State Department of Health ... team to cut him. …
Nov 13, 2012 · It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of ... New York, eliminating 96 jobs ... College for an endowment to fund a center
Sep 26, 2012 · Obamacare’s Medicare cuts ... private insurance on state exchanges. In fact, based on the Center for Medicare and ... New York Avenue NE ...
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