David Henneberry, a resident of the suburb of Watertown, had been at home under curfew since early hours
At 5.30pm went outside for cigarette and noticed tarpaulin on his 24ft pleasure cruiser had been disturbed
Saw blood on it and thought he could see a body underneath, went inside and called police
Hundreds of police officers, FBI and SWAT teams descended on quiet neighborhood riddling countless holes in his beloved boat
Donations toward buying [...]
Ahmadinejad says he wants to be Iran’s first astronaut
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By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, February 4, 3:13 PM
TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight.
“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency [...]
Election campaigns are about promises: the more grandiose, the better.
Who can forget President Barack Obama’s June 2008 speech, telling a rapt audience that future generations would look back at his victory in the Democratic primaries as “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal”?
If only he had substituted “deficit” for “oceans.”
Candidates love to promise the moon — at minimum, a [...]
The Fantasy of Debt: No Trade-Offs, No Sacrifices
by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,
Easy, cheap credit has created a fantasy world where everyone “deserves” everything right now, and trade-offs and sacrifice have been banished as unnecessary.
Debt offers a compelling fantasy: there is no need for difficult trade-offs or sacrifices, everything can be bought and enjoyed now. In the old days when credit was scarce and dear, buying a better auto required substituting 1,000 [...]
The Sharp, Sudden Decline of America’s Middle Class
They had good, stable jobs – until the recession hit. Now they’re living out of their cars in parking lots.
Black market for body parts spreads among Europe’s poor
‘When you need to put food on the table, selling a kidney doesn’t seem like much of a sacrifice’
Private equity tycoon Steve Schwarzman said this morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that if we keep racking up our deficit “something terrible” will happen.
“If you keep doing this something terrible will happen to the United States. Something terrible will happen to us,” Schwarzman said.
The billionaire private equity exec added that he thinks the U.S. can solve its problems.
One solution he proposed is that the U.S. will probably need some type of tax reform to deal [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides are surging among America’s troops, averaging nearly one a day this year – the fastest pace in the nation’s decade of war.
The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan – about 50 percent more – according to Pentagon statistics obtained by The Associated Press.
The numbers reflect a military burdened with [...]
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Now that Government Coercion Day — er, Tax Day, April 15 — is behind us, I thought it might be appropriate to show a federal bureaucrat rationalizing your sacrifice at gunpoint.
April 16, 2012
Now that Government Coercion Day – er, Tax Day, April 15 – is behind us, I thought it might be appropriate to show a federal bureaucrat rationalizing your sacrifice at gunpoint.
In the video here, Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, tells us government “services” are the American Dream.
Back in the day, the idea of the American Dream was taken from the Declaration of Independence – it revolved [...]
Just a little reminder from Q1 of this year.
Your Wages Will Be Cut In Half!
Too become globally competitive, wages need to be rolled back to the 50′s. The crisis will be sold as a National Security Protocol in Securing Supply Chain Security. Each American must make this sacrifice to save our country from terrorist <Cough.. Banking Cartel/Central Planners terrorist cell structure within the United States >.
Bookmark my post.. As things become more heated, [...]
Nat. Geo. Story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/09/photogalleries/mummy-pictures/
“After taking hundreds of samples from Peruvians, scientists found a DNA match between the 15-year-old girl and a man from the small village at the foot of Mount Ampato some 1,000 miles away from the burial site, making him a “living Inca” with a direct blood line to a young girl who 500 years ago was chosen to live with the gods.”
Technology is crazy.
Slightly better/closer picture: http://lastdaysoftheincas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mummy-and-man-extracting-hair.jpeg
You can see [...]
“The paper system being founded on public confidence and having of itself no intrinsic value, it is liable to great and sudden fluctuations, thereby rendering property insecure and the wages of labor unsteady and uncertain.
The corporations which create the paper money can not be relied upon to keep the circulating medium uniform in amount. In times of prosperity, when confidence is high, they are tempted by the prospect of gain [...]
Gene Sperling, director of the White House’s national economic council, said today at an official meeting that “we need a global minimum tax”:
“He supports corporate tax reform that would reduce expenditures and loopholes, lower rates for people investing and creating jobs in the U.S., due so further for manufacturing, and that we need to, as we have the Buffett Rule and the individual tax reform, we need a global minimum tax so [...]
“People like Mr. [Allen] West, and Governor Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community or of the Republican Party, let alone of the American public. So what he says really is of little or no consequence, but it’s unfortunate,” Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) said about Rep. Allen West telling liberal leaders to “get the hell” out of the country.
“He just seems clueless [...]
Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama once again urged Congress to pass the Buffett rule, noting that 25 percent of American millionairespay less in taxes that millions of families in the middle-class. Republicans were quick to dismiss his request as “the politics of envy and division.” However, multi-billionaire Bill Gates called his policy something else entirely: “That’s just justice.”
In an interview with the BBC, Gates noted “taxes [...]
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt announced that plans are underway to create an Internet ID for everyone in the country.
“Right now anyone can access the Internet, obtain information, disseminate opinions, and pretty much do whatever they want without the government knowing who they are and where they live,” Schmidt complained. “This is tantamount to anarchy. We have put up with it for far too long.”
Under the ID plan, the [...]
Is it me? Once I used to think this dude had someting to say but this must the most wishy washy puff I’ve read in a long time.
This, particularly, I found so against the grain of my own thinking as to be absurd:
It is possible, of course, that the United States will solve its political problems and finally adopt the stimulus measures that it needs to bring down unemployment to [...]
Image: Wikimedia Commons
After yesterday’s vicious rally in the US and Europe, markets are sliding again.
Italy is off about 0.5%.
France is off 1%.
US futures are off a bit under 1%.
The story of the moment: Slovakia.
When and will it pass the EFSF.
Developments coming hot and fast on this one. Stay tuned.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Having failed so far to cobble up enough votes in order to approve the expansion to the EFSF, [...]
October 10, 2011
The proper way to begin this is to honor the sacrifice of time, energy, jail, and risk of physical harm that protesters on Wall Street have made. Their sacrifice and commitment has opened doors and been a catalyst to move people to action in this country and now all around the world. Successful financial and banking reform depends on those protests [...]
By DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN, WSJ
Americans believe that bold action to restrict spending is necessary to stabilize the finances of state government.
Last month, in a wide-ranging national survey of 1,000 randomly selected, registered voters, and in 10 polls in individual states each with 400 respondents, my polling company found that voters strongly favor measures to pare the compensation of current and future public employees. They strongly oppose [...]
President Barack Obama told an audience on the first stop of his bus tour that his original deficit reduction plan could have solved the nation’s debt problem “tomorrow” but House Speaker John Boehner walked away from the deal.
“The fact of the matter is that solving our debt and deficit problems simply requires all of us to share in a little bit of sacrifice, all of [...]
As Congress and the White House battle to resolve the nation’s debt crisis, a legendary letter written 150 years ago this week by a Civil War soldier on the eve of battle, bidding a heartbreaking farewell to his wife and children, offers a gentle reminder to all Americans of the meaning of sacrifice and love of country.
Sullivan Ballou of Rhode Island, just 32 years old [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) files a cloture motion on Senate bill 1323, a “Sense of the Senate” bill on “Shared Sacrifice.” Here are the details of this resolution:
SECTION 1. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON SHARED SACRIFICE.
(a) Findings- Congress makes the following findings:
(1) The Wall Street Journal reports that median pay for chief financial officers of S&P 500 companies increased 19 percent to $2,900,000 [...]
RCP — “Americans are not like — ‘I demand this, you know, I draw the red line here and I draw this in the sand.’ They just want us to get something done that’s sensible, that spreads the sacrifice and spreads the prosperity,” White House press secretary jay Carney said at Tuesday evening’s press conference.
Finally this evening, the last draftee is set to retire from the army this summer at the age of 58. Command Sergeant-Major Jeff Mellinger was drafted back in 1972. In recent years, he survived 27 roadside bombings while deployed in Iraq.
CBS News correspondent Mandy Clark reports on another long-serving veteran with a great story.
In Afghanistan being a doctor can be a frontline position. But even [...]
by Gordon T. Long
EU – A Flawed Foundation, But Brilliant Strategy?
It was the perception of getting something of value without any meaningful sacrifice that initially fostered the EU Monetary Union. Though the countries of Europe were fiercely nationalistic they were willing to surrender minor sovereign powers only if it was going to prove advantageous to them. They were certainly unwilling to relinquish sufficient sovereignty to create the [...]
A BODYGUARD dressed as a liveried footman will ride on William and Kate’s wedding coach – with orders to act as “bullet catcher” in the event of an attack.
The armed royal protection cop would be expected to hurl his body over William and sacrifice himself as a last resort to prevent the Prince being killed or wounded.
Met chiefs have considered putting TWO armed guards on the [...]
Some budget cutting analysis from a sometimes () thoughtful Republican.
The New Normal
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: February 28, 2011
Weâ€™re going to be doing a lot of deficit cutting over the next several years. The countryâ€™s future greatness will be shaped by whether we cut wisely or stupidly. So we should probably come up with a few sensible principles to guide us as we cut.
The first one, as I tried [...]
by Aqua Buddha
The time has come for every American to demand the sacrifice of all the big banks and the total liquidiation of the FED and all IT”S DEBT!
The following day the US Treasury will have a 5 trillion dollar surplus and all the Bankerster and thier supports will have NO income.
HOUSE PRICES ARE GOING TO FALL FOREVER!!! THEY WILL NEVER GO UP AGAIN!!!!!
This is an interview conducted by Business [...]
Stimulus went to Dem base.
1. Unions–gov’t employee unions got a few 100 billion
2. construction union labor got many billions
3. welfare voters got billions and billions
4. hippy voters–billions for green technology construction built by union labor with requirements in stimulus to pay union wages on “stimulus” construction jobs.
union/welfare bailout means union members get raises, benefits and pensions INCREASES for 2 more years without making sacrifice. This means the budget gaps of [...]
SUMMARY OF THE BIGGEST BAIL OUT EVER: EVEN KEYNES IS SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE
“In other words, total and unprecedented monetary lunacy, as every central bank, under the orchestration of the Federal Reserve, will throw money at the problem until it goes away, which it won’t. As we have long expected, Bernanke is now willing to sacrifice the dollar at any cost to prevent the euro unwind. This is nothing [...]
GermanyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Prime Minister, Angela Merkel, was in the news today defining the conditions upon which Germany would provide financial assistance to Greece. Included in the list of requirements is a plan of action in which Greece would need to reduce its spending deficit and implement a viable savings plan.
While I fully expect that ultimately Greece will be bailed out by a combination of the EU and the IMF (aka the [...]