Online Job Hunting Takes Off
by Bob Goldaman,
February 7, 2013
Well, I guess we have to face facts -- this Internet thing is going to be with us for a while.
Personally, I thought it was a fad, like lifetime employment or annual cost-of-living raises, but I'm afraid we're going to have to keep on keeping on our computers for a while, at least, until some super-smart company, like Apple used to be, brings back the ultimate form of communication -- two orange juice cans connected with a string.
And here's the worst part! Not content with sticking its digital nose into our search for a hot date, now the Internet wants to be involved when we look for a new job. Or so I recently learned in a Phyllis Korkki Workstation column in The New York Times.
"How to Say 'Look at Me!' to an Online Recruiter" makes it clear from the jump that "if you are thinking of looking for a job this year, or are already searching for one, be warned: the rules have changed."
Yes, it's true. Instead of the time-tested [....]
What Happened at Haymarket?
A historian challenges a labor-history fable
As Messer-Kruse recounted this [....]
The Tax Rebellion Begins
by Wayne Allyn Root,
Person Liberty Digest
February 7, 2013
Mr. Obama, you have a big problem. A tax rebellion has started.
Phil Mickelson is one of the most famous athletes in the world. He is worth in the vicinity of $100 million. Last year, he made almost $50 million. Yet he doesn’t want to pay California’s high taxes.
Tiger Woods is far more famous and worth far more (more than $1 billion), yet he agrees with Mickelson. He recently admitted that he left California in 1996 for the exact same reason: high taxes.
In the same week, famed boxing promoter Bob Arum announced that superstar boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s next fight will not be in held in America. The man who makes tens of millions of dollars per fight refuses to pay Barack Obama’s higher U.S. income taxes. He is considering Mexico City, Asia, or Dubai for his next fight. Can you imagine?
Then, Tina Turner went public. She is renouncing her U.S. citizenship to become a citizen of Switzerland, which just happens to have lower taxes than Obama’s America.
But these are just the rich celebrities courageous enough to go public. This is merely the tip of the iceberg. The rich are fleeing in droves. The Obama tax-and-spend Ponzi scheme is imploding.
What changed? The technology revolution has made it possible to do business from places where the taxes are lower (or nonexistent) and where the government treats people better. Obama had better learn this lesson fast, because this tax rebellion is spreading to millions of Americans with far smaller incomes or assets than Woods’, Mickelson’s or Pacquaio’s.
The signs are everywhere that a tax rebellion has begun. The latest U.S. census showed us that the States with the lowest taxes enjoyed the fastest population growth — States like Nevada, Texas, Florida and Arizona. Not surprisingly, the States losing the most population are all high-tax States like California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and, of course, Obama’s Illinois.
These States that Americans are running from are [....]
Who's Responsible for the Destruction of 135 Vehicles?
This weekend on PowerBlock, we’re going behind the scenes as Bruce Willis is back as John McClane! And this time the New York City cop is going global in the new sequel, “A Good Day To Die Hard,” set in Russia and opening February 14. The film introduces McClane’s estranged son, Jack, and the two have to team up and stop the Moscow underworld. Courtney welcomes Hollywood stunt coordinator Steve Davison, who says the movie is one big car chase, just what we like! They destroyed 135 cars in the process including custom made MRAPS based on real 30,000 lb. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected troop transporters. Of the four they built, one is on a trophy truck chassis with a 550 horsepower Dodge engine to perform the jump sequences. See how Royal Purple plays a role February 9 and 10 on PowerBlock, and check out the new movie trailer below!
Stop The Illegal Invasion
by Chip Wood,
Personal Liberty Digest
February 8, 2013
So now a “Gang of Eight” in the U.S. Senate has come up with new proposals for immigration reform. In a brilliant public-relations move, the Republicans have chosen Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Tea Party favorite, to win conservative support for the proposals.
But before you jump on this bandwagon, let’s look at some recent history.
Do you remember that in 1986 President Ronald Reagan proposed and Congress approved the Immigration Reform and Control Act? That legislation was supposed to solve the immigration crisis once and for all. It granted amnesty to nearly 3 million “undocumented workers” then living in this country. We were told this would set them on the path to becoming law-abiding, English-speaking, taxpaying citizens.
We were also assured that the flood of illegal immigration into this country would be stopped. Congress subsequently approved legislation to build a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and to hire thousands of additional agents for the Border Patrol.
None of this happened. Not a single thing we were promised 27 years ago came true.
Instead, the flood of [....]
The Obama Skeet-Shooting Action Figure Has Arrived!
by Mike Opelka,
February 8, 2013
A week ago, the internet was abuzz with the news that the White House had released the now-famous (and famously mocked) photo of President Obama shooting skeet at Camp David (although some still question its authenticity).
That photo did spark thousands of parody images, Photoshopped interpretations, and jokes from comics all across the country. And now, it has inspired a product: The Barack Obama Skeet-Shooting Action Figure!
Unions Lose it Under Obama
by John Ransom,
February 12, 2013
Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.
Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.
In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions. Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a footnote in the annals of history if the steady decline in membership keeps up at the current pace.
“The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released statistics Jan. 23 that confirm [....]
Dr. Carson's Refreshing Jolt of Good Societal Medicine
by David Limbaugh,
February 15, 2013
President Obama must have been stunned at the "audacity" of Dr. Benjamin Carson in challenging his core assumptions right to his face in front of thousands of people at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Obama is not used to being challenged, especially in public, even if indirectly and without being specifically named. From the look on his face, it was obvious Obama was none too pleased with Carson's message or with his "presumptuousness" in presenting it in that forum, while he had to sit still and — remain silent.
I think we can best understand Carson's message in light of his opening statements, which laid the foundation for the thematic body of this speech.
He began citing scriptural passages that he said would put his upcoming remarks into context. Three of the passages were wisdom sayings from the book of Proverbs, admonishing that the godless destroy their neighbor with their mouths, that a man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor and that a generous man will prosper.
The final passage was God's promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if his people will humble themselves and pray and seek his face and turn from their wicked ways, he will hear them, forgive their sins and heal their land.
Carson also decried the chilling effect of political correctness that makes people afraid to express certain opinions on important issues, lest they incur the wrath of society's thought and speech police — those who presume to be the guardians of all moral and acceptable opinions. He then proceeded to boldly articulate a number of ideas that clearly fall in this category of disfavored speech.
Specifically, Carson [....]
What Does History Say About When the Gov’t Tried to Restrict Guns in the Past?
by Billy Hallowell,
February 12, 2013
This article is part of a series on Guns in America that explores the use of firearms in our country and the debate over gun control.
Guns are an integral and celebrated part of American history and culture. From their presence in the days preceding the American Revolution to their role in contemporary entertainment, firearms continue to enjoy a prominent societal standing.
Removing guns from the nation’s formative story is an impossibility, but the cultural impact of firearms goes well beyond the founding of our nation. Just think about the Red Ryder BB gun and its prominence in “The Christmas Story” or the legends surrounding famed Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid. There’s also Buffalo Bill, whose military experience and entertainment exploits converged and greatly impacted the historical narrative. And who could forget American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, the nation’s first female superstar? [....]
Cultural Deviancy, Not Guns
by Dr Walter E. Williams,
February 11, 2013
There's a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered the situation and ordered his men to surround the entrances of the building next door. When questioned about his actions, he replied that he didn't have enough men to cover the department store's many entrances but he did have enough for the building next door. Let's see whether there are similarities between his strategy and today's gun control strategy.
Last year, Chicago had 512 homicides; Detroit had 411; Philadelphia had 331; and Baltimore had 215. Those cities are joined by other dangerous cities — such as St. Louis, Memphis, Tenn., Flint, Mich., and Camden, N.J. — and they also lead the nation in shootings, assaults, rapes and robberies. Both the populations of those cities and their crime victims are predominantly black. Each year, more than 7,000 blacks are murdered. Close to 100 percent of the time, the murderer is another black person.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, [....]
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