Once, twice, three times a lady!
President Obama’s speech Thursday on national security wasn’t just a one-sided affair. The president paused multiple times when Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin shouted out, literally stopping Obama in his place and forcing him to respond. Benjamin was demanding answers for the drone strikes that killed four American citizens as well as the end to holding detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Benjamin is a well-known anti-war [...]
Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal
A cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade.
Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video three times. It appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, wearing a white shirt, top buttons open, inhaling from what appears to be a [...]
It may go down as one of the great currency bets in Australian dollar history – a $US1 billion gamble on a Reserve Bank rate cut that has delivered a $US19 million ($18.65m) profit in 36 hours.
The beneficiary, if you believe the rumour mill, is investment legend George Soros.
Best of all, it appears the 82-year-old American pulled off the deal three times, all with different foreign exchange brokers in Asia, [...]
The United States has double the amount of oil and three times the amount of natural gas than previously thought, stored deep under the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, according to new data the Obama administration released Tuesday.
In announcing the new data in a conference call, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell also said the administration will release within weeks draft rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing, technology that has [...]
April 23, 2013
The mother of the suspected Boston bombers has given an exclusive interview to Britain’s Channel 4in which she reiterates assertions that her sons were set up, and also claims that her oldest son Tamerlan is still alive.
“What happened was a terrible thing. But I know that my kids have nothing to do with this. I know it. I am mother. I know my kids,” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told [...]
Home buyers are spending more of their incomes on houses than now than they ever did before the housing bubble.
In Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, California, the median house price is nearly seven times the median income.
However, because of historically low interests rates, consumers are making lower mortgage payments, so they aren’t feeling the higher prices.
Real estate watchers fear that this could be creating a new housing bubble.
Some Texas applicants for welfare would be subjected to drug testing and would be permanently cut off if they fail three times under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate.
The bill covers Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program applicants. The program, which provides poor people with money for food, clothing, housing and other basic needs, distributes about $90 million to more than 100,000 Texans annually. The amount of the [...]
April 10, 2013
In a national survey of members of one of the largest groups for law enforcement professionals, an overwhelming majority of active duty and retired officers said that the Obama administration’s gun control proposals will either have no effect or will make things significantly worse.
In the survey conducted by PoliceOne.com, a stunning 85 percent of law enforcement professionals said that in their opinion, a federal ban on assault weapons [...]
Oil? Financials? Aerospace? When someone asks who the biggest sources of lobby dollars for DC’s politicians-for-purchase are, these are the three usual suspects that come to mind. Some may, therefore, be surprised to learn according to the database kept by OpenSecrets between Pharmaceutical and health product industry, hospital and nursing homes, health professionals and health services, HMOs, or more broadly Pharma/Healthcare/HMO, the total lobby dollars spent between 1998 and 2012 was a staggering [...]
Did you know that the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed has continually been falling since 2006 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Did you know that the increase in the number of Americans “not in the labor force” during Barack Obama’s first four years in the White House was more than three times greater than the increase in the number of Americans “not in the labor force” [...]
While many people might be more comfortable taking pills to fight off a dangerous infection, it turns out that there may be a more effective treatment: excrement.
A new study found that fecal transplants can be a dramatically more effective course of treatment than antibiotics in the case of at least one kind of bacterial infection, reported the Los Angeles Times.
The study found that transplanting the feces of a healthy individual into [...]
Economist John Williams , contends that even the U-6 category is not an accurate reflection of the real unemployment figures. For one thing, he says they do not take into account those individuals who have been unemployed and given up looking for work for at least a year. He refers to his system as ShadowStats Alternative Unemployment Rate. In his alternative calculations, Williams adds the U-6 figures with those of [...]
Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse had to rethink his research after failing to find any young men who didn’t already look at porn
Instead his study had to focus on porn viewing behaviors of his subjects
He found that single men typically spend about 40 minutes viewing porn three times a week
Meanwhile men in committed relationships averaged 20 minute porn viewing sessions 1.7 times a week
A study into how porn affects men had [...]
[snip] (Standard Gravure shooting) First known shooting with ties to Prozac. Joseph Wesbecker kills 12, injures 9.
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times [...]
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At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic.
The Lexington-Richland District 5 teacher is accused of throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his honors English classes.
When Michael Copeland overheard his teenager talking about what her honors II English teacher did with the flag in their classroom, he pressed for details.
“He drew a couple [...]
If the job of Congress is to pass laws, then the 112th Congress is the laziest in modern history. Of the 6,600 bills introduced, lawmakers passed only 231—and only a couple handfuls are pending. At least 45 of the successful bills involved the naming of federal buildings, while many others were similarly insignificant, such as six commemorative coin bills and five correcting “technical errors” Congress made in past legislation.
In comparison, the 111th Congress passed 383 bills, [...]
With all the hype around the rollout of 4G mobile broadband, it’s easy to forget that 2012 was a big year for public Wifi access. Figures released by The Cloud, the Wifi operator owned by BSkyB, bear out the sense that public hotspots have rapidly become an important way for many of us to get online.
The firm said on Friday that use of its hotspots on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day [...]
Survey of mothers found mothers overfeed their children as they cannot see they are too heavy
Australian research found 32 per cent of toddlers in the study were fat, but only four per cent were recognised by mothers as having a problem
Rapid early weight gain before the age of two makes a child three times more likely to be obese later in life
Deluded mothers are overfeeding their children because they are [...]
WENTZVILLE • A barber shop patron who fired three times at another customer discussing the Connecticut school shooting has been charged with three felonies.
Lester Davis, 57, of the 400 block of Highland Meadows Place is facing charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon.
According to police, Davis was at the All Cuts Barber Shop, 102 West Pearce Boulevard, about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with five other people.
In filings with state regulators, Blue Shield is seeking an average rate increase of 12% for more than 300,000 customers. Consumer advocates say the firm should use its reserves to hold down rates.
Health insurer Blue Shield of California wants to raise rates as much as 20% for some individual policyholders, prompting calls for the nonprofit to use some of its record-high reserve of $3.9 billion to hold down premiums.
In filings [...]
from The Daily Bell:
Multiplying Europe’s fiscal suicide (technical) … The entire EU austerity plan is based on a false premise. This disastrous error is now clear beyond any reasonable doubt. The Teuto-Calvinists believe – or profess to believe, since much of their dogma is national self-interest dressed up as theory – that the fiscal multiplier is around 0.5. That is to say, fiscal retrenchment worth 1pc of GDP will cut output by half as much, or around [...]
Beer For Breakfast: 16% of the Calories Consumed by U.S. Public Are From Alcohol
from Silver Vigilante:
According to Food Product Designs, 16% of all calories consumed by those in the US are from alcoholic beverages. Nearly one-third of men, 32.7%, and almost one in five women, 18%, take in some amount of calories from alcohol on each day. The men intake three times the amount (150 vs 50) of women. While men drink [...]
Japan’s likely next Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday called for the Japanese Central Bank to print “unlimited yen” to reach an inflation target of 3%, triple the current target of 1%.
QE will continue TO INFINITY…AND BEYOND!!! throughout the entire developed Western world until the Western financial system collapses in Weimar flames.
Japan’s main opposition leader Shinzo Abe, seen as the most likely next premier if a snap election is held [...]
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Horses that have nearly starved to death has become a problem, and experts say it will only get worse as the cold days of winter move in.
Many horse owners say they just can’t afford to feed the animals because of sky-high hay prices, which are elevated due to the drought in Colorado and across the nation.
Drought conditions this year range from dry to exceptional for nearly [...]
More than 400 possible cases of price gouging of gasoline and other essentials, including a $10 box of matches and $7 loaf of bread, have been reported in New York before and after Sandy.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Several dozen high-powered guns could be in the hands of criminals.
It comes after burglars broke into five Twin Cities’ gun stores in the last year. The latest burglary happened earlier this week at Minnesota Firearms in Fridley, inside Trails End Bass Pro Shop.
The smash and grab left owner Mike Briggs speechless and worried.
“It disturbs me that bad guys have guns on the streets. It disturbs me greatly they’re [...]
From The Dividend Guy Blog:
Investing has become an extreme sport of late. If you are looking for growth; you’ll have to ride the stock market rollercoaster. While you will eventually end up with more money in your pocket, you will have to endure several “end of the world news headlines” and bad quarter results in the meantime. On the other hand, if you are looking for secure investments, you will [...]
Thousands march in Madrid against government austerity measures (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
If Obama Wins, Buy IT, Telecom, Sell Materials, Healthcare; If Romey: Buy Staples, Healthcare, Fins, Sell Materials
Japan quake-hit nuclear plant may still be leaking radiation into sea
Berlusconi sentence reduced to one year
Egypt: US issues warning. Americans now targets for kidnapping and murder
Senators demand White House declassify Libya video
WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS: OBAMA Arranged For Muslim Brotherhood To Kidnap Ambassador Stevens For Prisoner [...]
Belgian police have imposed a news blackout after Nicholas Mockford, 60, was shot as he left an Italian restaurant in Neder-over-Heembeek, a suburb of the capital.
The executive was shot three times, once as he lay on the ground, after leaving the Da Marcello restaurant in Rue de Beyseghem at around 10pm on Oct 14.
His wife, Mary, was left beaten and covered in blood. Mr Mockford died on the way to [...]
New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the United States spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services.
“According to the Census’s American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in [...]
For over a decade, employees of Bay City Public Schools in Michigan have worked under a labor contract that gave them lenient punishments for drug possession and intoxication on school grounds. Under school policy, students caught with alcohol and drugs were punished more severely than their teachers.
According to language incorporated into the contract in 1997, employees could be caught drinking on the job five times, under the influence of drugs three times [...]
Romney also enjoyed a five-point national poll swing putting him level pegging with Obama at 47%
Even among Democrats, 49 per cent thought Romney was the winner with only 39 per cent of his own supporters saying Obama had won the day
Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate by a whopping 52-point margin according to Gallup – the most resounding margin since the polling giant began tracking debates 20 years ago.
From Eric Peters:
There are two different stories being told about why a family’s dog in Hamlet was shot to death by a police officer this weekend.
Neighbors have been putting up signs and flowers around the Schoff house in Hamlet in remembrance of a 10-month old rescue dog named Rosco.
On Saturday afternoon, Hamlet Police officer Kyle Hinds shot the Schoffs’ boxer puppy six times.
The officer stopped by the house to ask about [...]
From Bearish News:
It’s about time… From Gallup:
Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.
Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.
The record distrust in the media, based on [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.
The record distrust in the media, based on a [...]