Are you on the list?
Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government? Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency?
As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as “Main Core” that the U.S. intelligence community [...]
Government program credited by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., House Intelligence Committee head, with thwarting planned attack
Alleged terrorist found out after emailing known Al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan for help making a bomb
Attack stopped as a result of collaboration between US and British intelligence agencies
The government’s broad programs to collect U.S. phone records and Internet traffic helped disrupt a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subways, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.
But the assertion raises as [...]
Mark Udall, Ron Wyden Reject Obama Claim About NSA Phone Records Collection
Two Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected claims President Barack Obama made Friday that the National Security Agency’s phone records collection program strikes the “right balance” on civil liberties and national security.
In a blunt intra-party response to the president’s remarks, Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said they “disagree.”
“When Americans call their friends and family, whom [...]
Just wait till it train wrecks the economy. People are already paying more in premiums with another possible 50% increase coming. That will suck a tremendous amount of money out of the economy causing a double dip if not worse.
Poll: Obamacare Support Nosedives To Tie Record Low
Support for Obamacare has hit the lowest level since the bill was passed, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows.
Overall, just 35 percent have a favorable [...]
With all the media panic about sequestration, one would think a study finding billions of dollars of fraud in a government program would be national news.
Apparently not, for with few exceptions, a report published by the St. Louis Federal Reserve last week finding $3.3 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims in 2011 got almost no attention:
The unemployment insurance program in the U.S. offers benefits to workers if they lose their jobs through no [...]
“After the Federal Communication Commission reported this week that 41 percent of those receiving free mobile phones don’t meet the requirements — some because they’re dead — the proponents of the so-called “Obama phone” program are firing back. But they still miss the point.”
“U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., known for his periodic “Pork Reports” of government waste, said the program is “ballooning out of control” and has “morphed into a [...]
H.R. 748 would require all persons in the US 18-25 to perform ‘national service’
These persons in the United States would either serve the country as a member of uniformed services or as civilian service. The civilian service could be served with a Federal, State, or local government program.
There has been speculation regarding President Obama’s “citizen army”. In 2008, President Obama made statements regarding a “civilian national security force”. Since that [...]
In a sharply written statement, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama blasts President Obama for campaigning and not governing. He calls Obama’s response to the sequestration “the most cynical behavior I have seen during my time in Washington.”
Adds the senator, “Replacing the sequester would require the President to save $85 billion out of a $3,500 billion federal budget. One would think that any President would leap at the opportunity to make [...]
Struggling families can now apply for nonprofit’s Pet Food Stamps
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new program to offer pet food stamps is getting a big response from New Mexicans.
The nonprofit Pet Food Stamps is not a government program but works just like human food stamps. Families who qualify for state assistance could qualify for assistance in feeding their pets as well.
As of 02/21/2013 summary for H.R.748 – To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or as civilian service in a Federal, State, or local government program or with a community-based agency or community-based entity, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements [...]
Add Wendy’s to the list of Employers working around Obamacare affecting hundreds of workers.
The owner of several Wendy’s restaurants in Omaha, Neb., is attempting to sidestep Obamacare by cutting hundreds of workers’ hours so that they will not be legally entitled to health benefits, WOWT NBC reports.
Gary Burdette, vice president of operations for the Wendy’s franchise, told the news station that costs associated with Obamacare are forcing the business to reduce hours [...]
Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn’t stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies.
Even the contractor questioned whether Chinese-made panels could be used under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus program that mandated use of [...]
Today would be Noble Prize winning economist Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday.
To celebrate what would have been a century of Milton Friedman, here are some of Friedman’s best quotes.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand. - Think Exist
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability [...]
via google translate:
The ‘troika’ international begins, on Monday, the second round of contacts in Cyprus to negotiate with the government program assistência financial and establish the amount of the Ajuda necessitará the country to avoid bankruptcy.
After considering the macroeconomic data of the Chipe, representatives of the ‘troika’ (composed by the European Central Bank, the European Commission and International Monetary Fund) will now meet with the negotiators Cypriots, according to Efe.
From Sovereign Man:
Since the Food Stamp Act of 1964, Americans have been receiving government aid to pay for their groceries. However, the percentage of the population on food stamps has dramatically increased from when the program was first launched.
Today there are almost 48 million people receiving food stamps and in a new ad by the USDA, they are actually encourage people to join the program by claiming that “food stamps [...]
From Washington’s Blog:
Apologists for government bailouts push two main myths:
- That all of the bailout funds have been repaid
- That the bailouts helped the average American
But the official government overseer of the Tarp bailout program – the special inspector general for TARP, Christy L. Romero – has debunked both myths.
Today, Romero wrote the following to Congress:
After 3 1/2 years, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) continues to be an active and [...]
Though lots of people grumble about the government bailing out banks in the financial crisis, we have at least taken some comfort in the idea that the government has turned a profit on that bailout.
Only problem is, that profit comes from taxpayer money — money that was meant to spur banks to develop communities and help small businesses. Instead they’ve used it to develop and help themselves.
All told, including dividend, interest [...]
In my investment letter, Addison Wiggin’s Apogee Advisory, we spend a great deal of time, money and resources looking for new investment ideas that our subscribers can act on independently. Sometimes what we find instead is outrage.
For example, the federal government is about to dump millions of the foreclosed homes at fire-sale prices to hedge funds and private-equity firms with government connections. If you’re an individual investor who might like to [...]
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In a secret program that is now admitted to be true, the United States government injected unknowing human ‘participants’ with highly toxic plutonium. It sounds like a bizarre torture scenario that you’d expect to see blamed on illegal terror organizations, but the individuals behind this crime are actually doctors working for the United States government. Disregarding the health of innocent citizens, the government testers were [...]
February 21, 2012
The horrors of the nuclear age, in terms of exploding reactors and nuclear bombs, are well known. Behind the well-publicized threat of mass death lies a secret history of nuclear projects being used to destroy individuals. In the late 1940s, United States citizens were injected with plutonium without their knowledge.
In early 1945, Ebb Cade, a worker at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Facility, got into a car wreck. [...]
Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people [...]
By: Diana Olick
CNBC Real Estate Reporter
arely two weeks into a new government program that allows severely underwater borrowers with loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to refinance their loans to lower rates, the numbers are surging.
Applications to refinance jumped 9.4 percent last week, seasonally adjusted, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Record low interest rates on the thirty-year fixed, averaging 4.05 percent, are only adding fuel to the [...]
Jim Pethokoukis thinks it might be, but I’m not so sure. As described by Barack Obama, the program is a significant expansion of a couple of programs that so far had been limited to Fannie/Freddie-backed mortgages. CNBC explains that the new initiative will now promote refinancing for mortgages no matter if backed by one of the two troubled GSEs or not, but with “precious few details” on hand, much of the program remains [...]
Our national debt is over $14 trillion dollars. The interest rate on that debt is about 3.2% which means before spending on any government program, $460 billion dollars from the American taxpayer will be transferred to the holders of our debt. Contrary to popular belief neither China (8%) nor the combination of all major countries in the world own the majority of our debts,Americans do.
During the last 30 years taxes [...]
I was searching through some articles looking for information on the Great Depression and crime and stumbled into this:
The Great Depression changed the lives of people who lived and farmed on the Great Plains and in turn, changed America. The government programs that helped them to live through the 1930s changed the future of agriculture forever. Weather touched every part of life in the “Dirty 30s”: dust, insects, summer heat [...]
Euro Pacific Capital
September 14, 2011
On Tuesday, September 13, Peter Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, www.europac.net will testify before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending. The hearing entitled, “Take Two: The President’s Proposal to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs” will examine federal job creation efforts. Mr. Schiff, author of many best-selling books including “How an Economy [...]
I wonder if Soros or Gates took advantage of this government program??
How do I make a contribution to the U.S. government?
Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called “Gifts to the United States.” This account was established in 1843 to accept gifts, such as bequests, from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the [...]
“There is plenty of spending to cut. For instance, we’ve got one government program that hands people money to buy houses that, in most cases, they would buy anyway. They get even more money if they buy a more expensive house. Over the next five years, that program alone will cost almost $500 billion. That can’t be the best use of taxpayer dollars.
Another federal agency will spend more than $400 [...]
New Mexico will end a food stamp supplement for elderly and disabled residents, according to the Associated Press. The cuts come just as Congress is considering cuts to the food stamp program even as a record-high amount of people are receiving the benefits.
The AP reports that the Human Services Department will stop the supplement on July 1 because there is no money in the state budget for the [...]
Wall Street may soon have to finally pay for its folly. Earlier this week, the US Attorneys office of the Department of Justice sued Deutsche Bank for allegedly tricking a government insurance program into backing mortgage loans that were much riskier than they were portrayed. Many of those loans have defaulted causing nearly $400 million in losses for the government program already, and potentially much [...]