The same storm that brought heavy snow to Denver and Cheyenne Wednesday has the potential to bring a swath of heavy, wet snow from eastern Nebraska to northwestern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan through Thursday.
The storm, like many in recent weeks, seems to be ignoring the date and, if all the right pieces were to fall into place, could bring 6 inches to a foot of snow [...]
600,000 food stamp recipients will be cut from program
Massive educational cuts
Millions on unemployment will see their checks cut by 11%
12 billion in Medicare cuts
Federal funds to state governments will be cut
700,000 jobs are expected to be lost
While 70,000 children kicked out of head start
Hard Budget Realities as Agencies Prepare to Detail Reductions
WASHINGTON — In the first week of March, a laid-off person living on $300 a week in unemployment benefits [...]
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Business leaders are starting to make their voices heard about Britain’s role in the EU, and about time too.
As the prime minister prepares for this month’s critically important speech on the [...]
September 4, 2012
Following a brief period in which it seemed that US foodstamp recipients may have peaked, with those living in poverty maxing out at 46.514 million in December 2011, and then declining modestly for the next few months, June saw a new surge in those Americans living in poverty and thus eligible for foodstamps, with 173,600 new entrants into the system, bringing the total to a new all time [...]
China has announced a total of 8 trillion yuan (£800bn) of “stimulus projects” to try to boost confidence in an economy that appears to be cooling faster than expected.
One Chinese province after another has stepped forward over the last fortnight to announce their plans, in what appears to be a propaganda effort to reassure the public that the economy is still on track.
Meanwhile, Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, promised over [...]
Al Arabiya English:
Turkey’s Erdogan says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his circle are close to departing from power
Deputy Head BBC Newsroom:
“TURKEY’S ERDOGAN SAYS SYRIA’S ASSAD AND HIS CIRCLE ARE ABOUT TO GO, PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR “NEW ERA”
In Syria massacres, some see signs Assad trying to carve out breakaway Alawite enclave
BEIRUT — In the recent sectarian violence in Syria, some observers see a grim pattern: Alawite fighters from President Bashar Assad’s [...]
The American Dream Blog
July 15, 2012
Why is the heartland of the United States experiencing such a horrific drought right now? At the moment, approximately 61 percent of the entire nation is experiencing drought conditions, and this is absolutely devastating farmers and ranchers all over the country. Less than two weeks ago I wrote an article asking what would happen if these drought conditions persisted, and now we are finding out. The U.S. Department of [...]
We’re now approaching a two-week spell of record-smashing heat which first built in the Rockies and High Plains, then spread into the rest of the nation’s heartland, then surged into the Southeast and parts of the Mid-Atlantic States.
The number of record highs tied or broken across the nation is staggering. Below are the latest tallies over the past 30 days from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center:
# of Record Highs Last [...]
Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago
Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark
Rivers seen underwater by seismic scans
Britain was not an island – and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals
Described as the ‘real heartland’ of Europe
Had population of tens of thousands – but devastated by sea level rises
‘Britain’s Atlantis’ – a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North [...]
Watch this report out of America’s heartland, Indiana – and remember, these are supposedly poor, uneducated, desperately in need of help up people – yeah right, they are called illegal because they VIOLATE OUR LAWS!!
1. False documentation
2. False address
3. False statements
“An obscure federal prison inmate gave President Obama an unexpected run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic Primary Tuesday, highlighting the deep dislike for the president in the Appalachian heartland.
With 96% of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Keith Judd was holding steady at 41% of the vote and had won ten counties.”
The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing a rule that would have limited the sorts of work that children can do on farms.
(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.publicradio.org …
King: Obama Administration Finally Caves on Youth Farm Labor
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that it will withdraw its proposed rule to prohibit young people from working on family farms and [...]
by BENJAMIN DOMENECH
According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare has spent more than $240 million of taxpayer money on penis pumps for elderly men over the past decade, and will surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this year for costs since 2001.
The cost to taxpayers for the pumps more than quadrupled during that period, from a low of $11 million in 2001 to [...]
President Hamid Karzai, seen at his half-brother’s funeral July 15, condemned the hanging of a boy.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — An 8 year-old boy was hanged by militants in Afghanistan’s Helmand province after the boy’s father — a police officer in the southern city of Gereshk — refused to comply with militants’ demands to provide them with a police vehicle, officials said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the [...]
Barack Obama has issued a brand new executive order that establishes a White House Rural Council. This Rural Council has been given the task of developing “public-private partnerships” that will seek to bring the “economic prosperity” of our big cities to rural America. In other words, the U.S. government and the big corporations are going to team up to dominate the economies of our small [...]
[Updated at 7:16 a.m.] In addition to the 89 people killed by the storm officials have identified about 400 people also have “relatively serious injuries” from the storm, Governor Jay Nixon told CNN.
Nixon said there are also 2,000 buildings with “very significant damage.”
“It hit in the worst possible place in that town,” Nixon said. “It has two functioning hospitals – it knocked one out.”
Nixon echoed the sentiment of other emergency [...]
BEIRUT – Syria’s state-run television says “armed terrorists” have attacked a military post in the southern city of Daraa, killing four soldiers and capturing two.
The report comes as thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country — including the capital of Damascus — in demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar Assad. The six-week uprising has posed the gravest threat to his rule.
AP – A billboard lays collapsed on the ground after a tornado went through Friday, April 15, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, …
BOONE’S CHAPEL, Ala. – Vicious storms and howling winds smacked the Deep South, killing at least seven people in Alabama including three family members whose homes were tossed into nearby woods.
In Alabama’s Washington County, about 50 miles north of Mobile, a mother and her two children were among those [...]