The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.
In a checklist obtained by The Daily Caller entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Dos and Don’ts” the DHS’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties notifies local and national law enforcement [...]
CDC says there have been 3 more deaths from meningitis outbreak, bringing the death toll to 28
Romney’s lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak
The fatal meningitis epidemic sweeping the United States can now be traced to the failure of then-Gov. Mitt Romney to adequately regulate the Massachusetts pharmaceutical company that is being blamed for the deaths.
At least 344 people in 18 states have been infected by the growing public health [...]
Mitt Romney’s attempt to hone his appeal to female voters hit a snag on Wednesday night amid criticism of his top female advisor – his wife, Ann Romney.
The presidential hopeful’s frequent deference to his wife on women’s economic issues on the stump caught the attention of democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.
Speaking on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Rosen challenged why the mother-of-five is being looked at as an expert on the subject, [...]
This passed by last week with little public notice.
Nothing – nothing! – is allowed to stand, against the bit WallSt banks. The govt can’t bend over and grab it’s ankles fast enough for these guys.
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court dealt a stinging rebuke on Thursday to Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Federal District Court in New York, who last year rejected a Securities and Exchange Commission fraud [...]
The anti-Occupy Wall Street movement—or Occupy Occupy D.C., as they call themselves—held a rally today at Freedom Plaza to call for a “Cease Fire in Obama’s War on Nature.” In particular, the rally goers in favor of freedom came out today to protest “the Obama Administration’s new policy to kill the barred owl in deference to the spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest,” according to a press release announcing the [...]
by The Contrary Investor
A View From The Corner Office(s)
We are all quite aware of the fact that heightened volatility has become a short term norm in the financial markets as of late. Not surprisingly, we’re seeing the same thing in a number of recent economic surveys. The most current poster child example being the Philly Fed survey that has shown us historic month over month whipsaw movement over the last few [...]
On New Year’s Eve I dubbed 2011 “Year of the RPG” in deference to Robert Zoellick’s recent editorial in which he described gold as “a key reference point to allow people to assess the relations between different currencies.” This description was so close to Freegold that Zoellick’s FT editorial led us to an additional name, “Reference Point Gold” or Freegold-RPG.
Throughout the year I [...]
The speed of the disintegration said everything. It took less than 48 hours for London to descend from self-styled capital of the world into a circuit of burning dystopian hells. The speed of BlackBerry messaging; the speed of kids on BMXs; the speed of Molotovs and petrol. Never mind the police, even the media couldn’t keep up.
In a country that takes order for granted, [...]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – As House Republicans grow increasingly restive over the continuing conflict in Libya, party leaders announced they will hold a vote Friday to demand more information from the president.
The Republican measure reflects widespread frustration in the party over what members call lack of details from the White House on the military effort and a lack of deference to Congress before taking military [...]
A reader forwards over an email from AIPAC President Lee Rosenberg to delegates to the organization’s annual policy conference, which will feature President Obama’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s coming speeches to the organization.
It’s titled “Welcoming Guests Into our Home” and I don’t think anyone over there is worried the crowd will heckle Bibi:
The goal of the conference, as always, is to have every speaker, honored guest, [...]
by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig
A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity [...]
“………….The almost overnight transformation is likely to continue for months, if not years. The hot summer ahead is expected to further strain the nation’s electrical network, leading to more disruptive blackouts that make it hard for business to be conducted the Japanese way, face to face and often into the night. The vast entertainment industry that greases corporate Japan, including [...]
I posted the other day about a couple of incidents that happened to me on Saturday at ShipleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Donuts and PetCo and how so many companies seem to longer care about their customers, other than to get their money. This morning I was discussing this same subject with a business associate and he told me about an incident with his dry cleaners. It seems that he always dropped the clothes [...]
“The American Way of life is individualistic, dynamic, pragmatic. It affirms the supreme value and dignity of the individual; it stresses incessant activity on his part, for he is never to rest but is always to be striving to “get ahead”; it defines an ethic of self-reliance, merit, and character, and judges by achievement: “deeds, not creeds” are what count. The “American Way of Life” is humanitarian, “forward-looking”, optimistic. Americans [...]